The suspected shooter, a 15-year-old boy, was taken into custody within five minutes and a handgun was confiscated, authorities said.Teacher among the wounded »
The recent discovery of hundreds of packages in a wooded area in Alabama have led authorities to question a FedEx driver, a sheriff said Monday. As many as 400 packages of varying sizes were found in a ravine last week about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Birmingham, authorities said. The discovery was made on private property near the small town of Hayden in Blount County, Sheriff Mark Moon said.
A juror in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial was dismissed after his spouse surprised him with a vacation. Maxwell is accused of child sex trafficking while assisting her longtime friend Jeffrey Epstein. A juror in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial was excused from the case after his spouse surprised him with a last-minute vacation for Christmas, Bloomberg reported.
Biden winced when he learned that an ISIS-K suicide bombing had killed US troops in Kabul in late August, per the NYT. "The worst that can happen has happened," Biden said during a White House meeting, the Times reported. Days later, Biden would say that the Afghanistan withdrawal was an "extraordinary success."
In 2018, astronauts aboard the International Space Station plugged a 2mm "hole" in a Soyuz MS-09 vehicle that had docked with the station in June of that year. While the pressure leak never posed an immediate threat to those aboard, it set off a bizarre turn of events that saw Russia open an investigation to find out if the incident was the result of sabotage. Per an RIA Novosti article spotted by Ars Technica, the country's Roscosmos space agency recently completed its probe of the event and sent the results to Russian law enforcement officials, opening the door for them to announce criminal charges.
The weapons expert who supplied firearms for use on the movie “Rust” told investigators he believed he knew how live rounds got mixed in with dummy rounds, according to an affidavit released on Tuesday. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has been investigating the cause of the shooting on the set of the film on Oct. 21, in which actor Alec Baldwin fired a shot that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the film's director, Joel Souza. Detectives have focused on the question of how live rounds — which ordinarily would be forbidden anywhere near a movie set — came to be mixed with the dummy rounds.
Two men went viral in India for remaining calm and enjoying their food at a Bhiwandi wedding while a fire broke out behind them. The dilemma: The Indian Fire Service shared a now-viral Facebook video of two wedding guests caught between worrying about the approaching fire or continuing to enjoy the wedding feast. In the video, the men can be seen glancing back at the raging fire while choosing to remain in their seats to pick at their food and eat.
The nine cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Scotland were all linked to the same private event, and none of the people who had tested positive for the variant had required hospital treatment, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. The Scottish cases account for the majority of the 14 cases of Omicron so far reported in Britain, and Sturgeon said that none of the nine Scottish cases appeared to be associated with travel from Southern Africa. "All nine cases are linked.
A Missouri hunter shot what he thought was a 16-point buck, but when he came out of cover and inspected his prize more closely, he saw something was amiss. Samuel Perotti had seen this well-antlered deer in photos captured by his game camera, the state Department of Conservation said, and recognized it even as he lined up his shot and pulled the trigger. Then came the surprise: Despite the impressive crown of bone protruding from the deer's skull, this was no buck, but a doe.
Los Angeles mother Heidi Planck has been missing since October 17. On Monday, police said they suspected Planck had died and turned their search to a landfill. Planck's ex-husband said he suspects her disappearance may have to do with her finance industry job.
Polish scientists said the bear was observed using “much the same method” to kill reindeer twice, leading them to hypothesize it could be becoming “specialized” at hunting the species. With reindeer outpacing polar bears on land, forcing the reindeer into water could be giving giving the predator an advantage. Climate crisis forcing polar bears to adapt their diet As sea ice melting worsens across the Arctic due to global heating, researchers have observed polar bears are spending more time on land around Svalbard.
If you had COVID, but didn't experience symptoms, you're not alone. Dr. Suman Radhakrishna MD FACP, Director of Infectious Diseases at Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center says, "1/3 of patients do not experience any symptoms of COVID 3/4 of asymptomatic individuals who receive a positive PCR test remain asymptomatic. This is more common in healthy individuals."
The late Jeffrey Epstein's longtime pilot testified Tuesday about some of the famous people he flew on the disgraced financier's private planes, naming Prince Andrew and former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump among his many passengers. “I certainly remember President Trump, but not many people associated with him,” Larry Visoski, who said he worked for Epstein from 1991 to 2019, told a Manhattan federal courtroom in the sex-trafficking trial of Epstein's longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell, according to the New York Daily News. Visoski, who is the trial's first witness, said he flew a number of high-profile guests of Epstein ― including the actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker, and violinist Itzhak Perlman ― and could see them as they boarded.
The new coronavirus variant, Omicron, has been detected in two Israeli doctors, one of whom had returned from a conference in London in the past week, a spokesperson for Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv confirmed on Tuesday. Two more people have been identified in Israel as carrying the new variant, health officials have confirmed, one of them a tourist from Malawi who had received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Israel shut its borders to foreigners from all countries for 14 days on Saturday to try to contain the spread of Omicron and has reintroduced counter-terrorism phone-tracking technology to trace contacts of a handful of people who have likely been infected.
Ayden Sanders, a senior at Oxford High, told The Daily Beast that students first thought it was a drill when an announcer broadcast a lockdown code over the speaker. They locked the two doors to their theater room and huddled behind a curtain in a teacher's adjoining office. At first we were joking around then we heard all sorts of commotion and stuff and everyone was like, 'Oh snap, this isn't a drill,'" Sanders said.
STAFFORD - The bodies of the township couple missing for two weeks were found in a dense section of woods by the couple's Warren Grove home, authorities said. Foul play is not believed to be a factor in the deaths of Lorraine Parker, 60, and Gary Parker, 67, the Stafford Township Police Department said in a statement on the grim discovery. Autopsies are expected later this week, police said.
Armed officers entered the camp, which runs along a disused railway line, before workers in protective suits pulled down tents and plastic shelters. Charity workers say the 27 migrants who drowned in the Channel last Wednesday (November 24) had stayed in the same area before they attempted the perilous sea crossing from France to Britain last Wednesday. Their dinghy deflated in the open sea.
A FedEx driver dumped parcels into an Alabama ravine at least six times, resulting in the accumulation of more than 400 packages discovered last week, police say. The Blount County Sheriff's Office has identified and questioned a driver in the incident, which was discovered last Wednesday, Sheriff Mark Moon said on the department's Facebook page. Investigators "are looking at around 450 individual victims, some in Blount County some not," Moon said.
CEOs of major retailers, including Walmart, just told Biden supply-chain conditions are improving. For an undisclosed reason, Biden canceled his briefing to reporters after his CEO summit. From delayed couch deliveries to expensive Thanksgiving turkeys, Americans across the country have been experiencing the supply-chain crisis firsthand.
A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot 18 times and killed Monday afternoon, police said. Samir Jefferson was waiting at a bus stop shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday in a North Philadelphia neighborhood when two unknown shooters fired at least 36 shots, a Philadelphia police spokesperson said in an emailed incident report. Philadelphia has recorded 508 homicides in 2021 as of the end of day Monday, the highest number since at least 1990 and 12% more than the same time last year according to police department numbers.
As I was extolling the virtues of Social Security's 5.9% COLA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they were increasing the premium for Medicare Part B by 14.5%. As a reminder, Medicare is composed of two programs. Part A, Hospital Insurance (HI), which covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, and hospice care.
Though many people with obstructive sleep apnea are unaware of their symptoms, experts say your dreams may tip you off to the problem. According to the SCC, if you have sleep apnea, you're more likely to have "vivid nightmares" that symbolize your distressed breathing—your brain's way of alerting you to the threat. "Common types of nightmares for those with apnea include dreams about strangulation and choking, dreams about trying to breathe while underwater or in space, and dreams about clogged pipes and being stuck in an elevator," explain their experts.
When looking to buy a car, reliability is important, but it's one of the harder things for car reviewers like us to evaluate. Thankfully, Consumer Reports polls its subscribers annually in order to judge which brands and models are the least likely to have issues. Here, we've listed the 10 least reliable car brands in the U.S., according to CR's data.
This “has to stop,” an outraged Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) said Monday of the racist and Islamophobic attacks by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), calling her behavior a “pox on all our houses.” “I ... condemn the kind of comments that were made by my colleague in Congress towards a fellow colleague on the other side of the aisle,” Reed said on CNN's “OutFront.” This is the “institution of Congress, this is the People's House, and we have to respect each other,” Reed added.
Darrell Brooks spoke for the first time Tuesday since allegedly plowing his red SUV into an annual Christmas parade, killing six people. "Can you hear Mr. Brooks?" asked the court clerk. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office came under fire for recommending $1,000 bail for the career criminal, leaving him free to drive through parade goers.
A 69-year-old man is rescued in stormy waters off Japan after spending 22 hours drifting in open water. Officials are calling his survival a "miracle." The man, whose name has not been released, was alone on a boat off southwestern Kagoshima prefecture, which sits between the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”