A woman is accusing an airline of "gender discrimination" after she says she was prevented from entering its business class lounge because of her outfit. Natalie Marie Coyle, a former WWE wrestling star, was attempting to access the Qantas Airways business lounge at Australia's Melbourne Airport last Thursday when the alleged incident occurred. The wrestler-turned-fitness-model, known professionally as Eva Marie, said that despite having purchased a business class ticket for her upcoming flight, she was not allowed to enter the lounge beforehand.
Anne Heche died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, People reported today. After Heche was pronounced brain dead, her family on Thursday made the difficult decision to take her off life support after any viable organs could be donated. Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy.
At the risk of awarding the title prematurely, we think we've found the weirdest study published in 2022. Scientists strapped GoPro cameras to the bodies of six dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy, and recorded them hunting for food and consuming their prey in grisly detail. According to the study, there was a purpose behind this potential invasion of dolphin privacy; namely, to learn more about how the mammals hunted and ate.
A hermit known as River Dave — whose cabin in the New Hampshire woods burned down after he had spent nearly three decades on the property and was ordered to leave — has found a new home in Maine. David Lidstone, 82, has put in windows and is working on installing a chimney on his rustic three-room cabin, which he said is on land he bought. “The foundation needs repair work," Lidstone, who received more than $200,000 in donations following the fire, said in a phone interview on Monday.
Iguana Island, a private island in the Caribbean Sea, is on the market for $475,000. It's made up of five acres of land and features a home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The island, located near Nicaragua, is perfect for swimming, fishing, and watching stunning sunsets.
Monday Late in the day, we learned that the FBI had executed a search warrant approved by a federal magistrate judge to search Trump's club and residence at Mar-a-Lago. The immediate question for many creatures who've been sentient for the last half-decade was, Which investigation was the raid in relation to? Soon enough, we learned it had to do with classified documents Trump took down to Florida from the White House.
STORY: The equipment, including armored personnel carriers, was on display as part of the international military-technical expo 'Army-2022' at the Patriot Exhibition Centre in the Moscow region. Ukraine, which broke free of Moscow's rule when the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, accuses Russia of waging an imperial-style war of conquest. The war has caused millions to flee, killed thousands and deepened a geopolitical rift between the West and Russia, which says the aim of its operation is to demilitarise its neighbour and protect Russian-speaking communities.
A roadside robber masquerading as a stranded motorist killed a University of Central Florida student when he fought back, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office in Alabama. The 22-year-old victim was identified as Adam Simjee of Apopka, Florida, and he was traveling with his girlfriend, Mikayla Paulus, 20, who witnessed the killing, the sheriff's office said in a press release. It happened around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, as the couple were driving through Talladega National Forrest, a mile from Cheaha State Park, officials said.
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D) leads incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R) by 7 percentage points in their race for Johnson's seat, according to a poll from Marquette University Law School released Wednesday. The survey found that Barnes received support from 51 percent of respondents, compared to Johnson's 44 percent. Barnes expanded his lead from Marquette's June poll, in which he led Johnson by only 2 points, within the margin of error.
For centuries, Russia has depended on its harsh winter weather to help turn back invaders. But as summer turns to fall in Ukraine, it might be Russian forces who find themselves on the losing side of the “rasputitsa” — the wet, muddy period caused by melting snow in the spring and heavy rains in autumn. The rasputitsa, also known as “General Mud” or “Marshal Mud,” is well-known to military historians.
Mehmet Oz said he was "exhausted" when he filmed his viral crudités video and mispronounced the name of the grocery store he was in as "Wegner's." In the video, Oz blamed President Biden for the high veggie prices, saying the GOP needs to win the Senate. Dr. Mehmet Oz, the GOP candidate for a US Senate seat in Pennsylvania, went viral again this week after his opponent John Fetterman retweeted an April video of Oz in a PA grocery store collecting vegetables for a make-your-own crudités platter.
As monkeypox cases continue to rise worldwide, some people who have gotten infected are sharing photos and videos on social media to help spread awareness about the symptoms, show what the rash can actually look like and educate others about the disease. One person who goes by the name Silver Steele on social media posted a photo timeline on Instagram of how his monkeypox lesions progressed over three weeks, which has since gone viral. The 40-year-old Houston, Texas, resident became infected with monkeypox in early July, Steele told TODAY in an interview.
Two airline ticket agents were hurt when a 33-year-old California man breached security at a busy Las Vegas airport on Sunday, sparking panic among commercial travelers, flight delays and cancellations, police said in a report made public Tuesday. Neither injury was described as serious, according to an arrest report that compared the incident at Harry Reid International Airport to terrorism. Stefan Mathias Hutchison, 33, of Oakland, told arresting officers he wanted to go home immediately, not wait for a flight on Monday.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's office brushed off a disparaging comment from outgoing Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday, citing a quote from her father. Cheney spoke about McCarthy's leadership in the party early Wednesday, stating that he was not a wise choice to head the GOP moving forward. Harriet Hageman easily defeated Cheney on Tuesday night in the GOP primary race to represent Wyoming's at-large congressional district.
A woman who shared a kiss with a prisoner during a visitation in Tennessee has been charged with murder after the inmate died shortly after their exchange. Rachel Dollard was taken into custody over the weekend by special agents from the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) and the Dickson County Sheriff's Department, the TDOC confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. Dollard is facing charges of second-degree murder and introduction of contraband into a penal facility and is currently being held in the Hickman County jail, the TDOC said.
A northwest Iowa woman who was found in a ditch died after being attacked by her five Great Danes, authorities said Wednesday. A man found the woman in a rural area of Clay County on Monday but couldn't get close to her because of several large dogs, according to KTIV-TV. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says the man reported what he found and deputies determined the woman was dead.
President Joe Biden's moves during the signing ceremony for the climate change and health care bill left Jimmy Fallon speechless on Tuesday. The “Tonight Show” host took jabs at the president's decision to appear at the ceremony just hours after first lady Jill Biden announced she had tested positive for COVID-19. Fallon played a clip of Biden, who wore a face mask while greeting lawmakers in the White House.
The Palins appear to know Begich from their shared time working at the MTA and MEA in Alaska. Sarah Palin's former in-laws threw a massive pre-Election Night party honoring the former governor's top Republican challenger for Alaska's only seat in the US House of Representatives — and now they'll face off in November's midterm elections. Begich is currently facing Palin in two races: a special election to fill late Rep. Don Young's seat until his term ends next year, and a second race to permanently fill the vacant seat for the next term.
An effort by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma suffered a brief setback when two stacked containers somehow toppled over. Claudia Ramos, a correspondent for the digital platform of Univision Noticias in Arizona, posted on her Twitter feed a photo she took Monday morning of the containers on their side. Ramos said contractors in the area told her that they believed the containers may have been toppled by strong monsoon winds.
STORY: ''In the hearing we talked about the dialogue between old and young, this child was brave, and he remains calm! Pope Francis said smiling. As the weekly audience continued the child was allowed to stay roaming around the podium.
Sounds of violent splashing in Florida's Silver Springs State Park led a woman on a paddleboard to discover a very large alligator was in the process of eating one of its own. Tammy Shaw shared images and video of the grisly moment on the Alligators of Florida Facebook group, showing the large alligator was slapping its prey against the water — to rip its meal into bite-sized pieces. It happened around 3:30 p.m.
A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is facing scrutiny from a Connecticut judge, who began hearing testimony Wednesday on whether the lawyer should be disciplined for giving other attorneys for Jones highly sensitive documents, including medical records of relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Attorney Norman Pattis is representing Jones in a defamation lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families against Jones for calling the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax. The Connecticut trial is separate from a trial in Texas that ended earlier this month with a jury awarding more than $49 million to the parents of one of the slain children.
Sheriff's deputies and firefighters accused of circulating photographs of Kobe Bryant's body at the scene of his death have begun testifying in court. The NBA legend's widow, Vanessa Bryant, sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in September 2020 over allegations that employees took and shared cellphone images of the crash site where her husband and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, died on Jan. 26, 2020. Kobe and Gianna were among the nine people killed in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
A medical examiner report revealed this week that Empire actress Lindsey Pearlman died by suicide in February from sodium nitrite poisoning—and she's not alone. Pearlman was found dead in her car on Feb. 13, authorities said, after a five-day search for the actress, who appeared on TV shows like Chicago Justice and General Hospital. While family member's alluded to her death as a suicide at the time, a medical examiner report obtained by People magazine this week specified that Pearlman died from sodium nitrite poisoning.
A strong geomagnetic storm caused by the sun could impact Earth later this week, space weather forecasters say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center on Wednesday issued a geomagnetic storm watch following recent explosions on the sun that have triggered strong solar flares and multiple “coronal mass ejections” that could reach the planet on Thursday. NOAA defines a geomagnetic storm as “a major disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth.
“Like it or not, inside American politics, you’re on one side or the other. There is no in between.”
“Were a centrist coalition to arise in service of ‘bipartisan’ policy objectives, it would shift the political center of gravity.”
“Purported constituents for a centrist third party aren’t as large a group as is often imagined and aren’t really centrists, either.”
“A successful third party is one that integrates itself or its program into one of the two major parties.”
“Favoritism for party candidates is a tough mountain to climb … Americans prefer to vote for a candidate they believe can win.”