A Californian is going viral after sharing the biggest culture shocks she faced after moving to Iowa. The clip comes courtesy of Katie Bishop (@katphishhbishh), a podcaster and CRNA student now living in Iowa. Her video, about the most surprising differences between her old state and new one, now has over 800,000 views.
Legendary hockey star, Wayne Gretzky, has been served a massive lawsuit. The former Los Angeles Kings player and his wife, Janet Jones Gretzky, are being sued for multi-millions after promoting a weight loss gum. The couple have been promoting a weight loss gum called “Overeating Management Gum” aka 'OMG.'
One man is dead and his sibling remains missing after jumping from the bridge made popular by the 1975 film “Jaws” over the weekend in Martha's Vineyard, authorities said. Rescuers resumed a water search Tuesday for a 21-year-old man who never resurfaced after he, his 26-year-old brother and two others jumped from the American Legion Memorial Bridge late Sunday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The other two people were rescued, said Adam Sansoucie, spokesperson for U.S. Coast Guard Station Woods Hole.
A once-prominent neurologist convicted last month of sexually abusing patients killed himself Monday at a New York City jail, two people familiar with the matter said. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 68, was found unresponsive in a shower area at the Eric M. Taylor Center, a jail at the notorious Rikers Island complex, the people said. Cruciani's lawyer, Frederick Sosinsky, confirmed in a statement that his client had died, but not the manner of death.
STORY: Footage of an electrical substation burning in Crimea may suggest that Ukraine's military has new abilities to strike deeper into Russian territory - a development that could potentially change the dynamic of the war. Explosions hit a Russian ammunition depot near the site, which also prompted the evacuation of 2,000 civilians in a 5 kilometer radius, and disrupted rail lines. Also on Tuesday: A Russian newspaper reported seeing smoke rising from a Russian airbase in Crimea.
And while this contributor will address that narrative below, there is another narrative that needs clarifying: The flood of July 28, 2022 was not a natural disaster.To imply this flood, along with so many other weather-borne catastrophes plaguing our world, is a natural disaster is to say three things: We don't know why it happened, we don't know how it happened and we don't know how to prevent the next one. But we do know the answers to these questions. We've known them for some time.
American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying. Neither American nor the manufacturer Boom Supersonic would provide financial details Tuesday, including the size of American's deposit. American, which also took options for 40 more Boom Overture planes, becomes the second U.S. customer for Boom after a similar announcement last year from United Airlines for 15 jets.
Trump on Sunday demanded the return of some documents taken in the raid at Mar-a-Lago. Former President Donald Trump over the weekend made a demand for documents taken by the FBI to be returned to him — via a Truth Social post, rather than his lawyers. It seemed worded as if Trump expected it to have legal force.
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.
Donald Trump has assailed the government's official economic data this summer by calling it “phony” or “fake news. He likes to say the “actual” number for jobs statistics or the inflation rate would be much more flattering to him — and would look worse for President Joe Biden. It's a return to form for the former president who called the unemployment rate "total fiction" during his 2016 campaign before flipping and touting that same data once he was in office.
After a two-week long strike, the Minneapolis teachers union and Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) finally came to an agreement. In regards to layoffs, the new contract suggests white teachers would be considered before teachers of color, per ABC 4 News. In an effort to revise how the district hires and retains teachers of color, the new contract states that teachers will be subject to layoffs or job changes in “order of seniority,” unless the teacher is part of an “underrepresented group.”
Democratic strategist James Carville has a message for people who are doubting Merrick Garland: Just wait. People are like, well, but let's wait and see a little bit. And this is like the top of the first inning.
Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, appeared Sunday on The Mehdi Hasan Show, where he addressed how some congressional Republicans are coming to the defense of former President Donald Trump. Following a search at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla., it has been reported that Trump had taken highly classified documents when he left the White House, which is illegal, even for a former president. Despite the fact that it was a legally executed search warrant, many members of the GOP have rushed to Trump's defense and denigrated the FBI.
Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged about his country's advanced weapons on Monday. He said during a speech that they are "years, perhaps even decades" ahead of foreign rivals. But on the battlefield in Ukraine, Russia has been forced to use outdated Soviet-era armor due to heavy losses.
Extreme heat belt' According to First Street, the most severe shift in local temperatures is found in Miami-Dade county in Florida where the seven hottest days, currently at 103°F, will increase to 34 days at that same temperature by 2053. Increasing temperatures are broadly discussed in yearly averages, but the focus should be on the extension of the extreme tail events expected in a given year,” said Matthew Eby, founder and CEO of First Street Foundation. We need to be prepared for the inevitable, that a quarter of the country will soon fall inside the extreme heat belt with temperatures exceeding 125°F and the results will be dire.
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan accused China of exaggeration on Tuesday after the Chinese military published footage of the strategically located Penghu islands, where there is a major Taiwanese air base, saying it was not true Chinese forces had come near the islands. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has carried out military exercises around the island this month after a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was followed by five U.S. lawmakers on Sunday and Monday. The Chinese military unit responsible for the area adjacent to Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theatre Command, released on Monday video of the Penghu islands, apparently taken by a Chinese air force aircraft.
An Atlanta-area woman died hours after she was ambushed in a brutal attack over her boyfriend, Georgia authorities say. Antonetta Stevens, 27, and Janine Gonzalez, 17, also face aggravated battery and robbery charges after authorities said they lured 30-year-old Ashley Bocanegra to a Buford apartment on Aug. 11 and attacked her in a fight sparked by an apparent love triangle, Gwinnett County police wrote in a news release. Gonzalez's brother had been romantically involved with Stevens and Bocanegra, authorities said, and their relationship was the reason for the attack.
After that, at my next one-on-one, my boss said that he didn't know what was wrong with me, but that I needed to be medicated. What the fuck? I'm not allowed to disagree with people?"
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China's central bank unexpectedly cut a key interest rate for the second time this year and withdrew some cash from the banking system on Monday, to try to revive credit demand to support the COVID-hit economy. Economists and analysts said they believe Chinese authorities are keen to support the sluggish economy by allowing a widening policy divergence with other major economies that are raising interest rates aggressively. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it was lowering the rate on 400 billion yuan ($59.33 billion) of one-year medium-term lending facility (MLF) loans to some financial institutions by 10 basis points (bps) to 2.75%, from 2.85%.
Coutte says the advantages of sorghum are that in much of France it does not need to be irrigated, requires no pesticides and needs only a third of the fertilizer that wheat requires. It's not a miracle solution but it is a solution which, among many others, makes it possible to improve things, to consume less plant-protection products, to consume less fertilizer and above all preserve groundwater and water resources. But sorghum isn't totally immune to drought.
A timber rattlesnake chubby enough to qualify as a speed bump was filmed blocking a hiking trail in Tennessee, and viewers on social media can't decide whether to be horrified or dubious. Photographer Sarah Buckner of Chattanooga says she spotted the venomous snake while hiking Saturday, Aug. 13, from the Mullens Cove trailhead to Snooper's Rock. “I almost stepped on it,” Buckner wrote on social media.
America's tech giants are taking a modern-day crash course in India's ancient caste system, with Apple emerging as an early leader in policies to rid Silicon Valley of a rigid hierarchy that's segregated Indians for generations. Apple, the world's biggest listed company, updated its general employee conduct policy about two years ago to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of caste, which it added alongside existing categories such as race, religion, gender, age and ancestry. The inclusion of the new category, which hasn't been previously reported, goes beyond U.S. discrimination laws, which do not explicitly ban casteism.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham expressed doubt over whether voters are ready to back Trump in 2024. A vocal Trump supporter, Ingraham said voters are "exhausted" by the "constant battle" in politics. Fox News host Laura Ingraham said on Monday that American voters are "exhausted" from political conflict and might believe it's "time to turn the page" on former President Donald Trump if he runs for the White House in 2024.
Beth Gill's husband and daughter were told to check their cabin luggage for a flight in mid-June. After their connecting flight was canceled, the family slept on window ledges at Charlotte's airport. An American Airlines passenger told Insider that her daughter still hadn't gotten back her carry-on luggage two months after she had to check it on a flight to North Carolina from Arizona.
Eleven Hindu men jailed for life for the gang-rape of a pregnant Muslim woman during Hindu-Muslim riots in 2002 have been freed on remission, officials said on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from the victim's husband, lawyers and politicians. The men were convicted in early 2008 and released from jail in Panchmahals in the western state of Gujarat on Monday, when India celebrated 75 years since the end of British rule. The Gujarat violence, one of India's worst religious riots, led to the deaths of more than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims.
“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.”