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A 25-year-old woman shared a strange encounter on TikTok. Bobbie Prestes explained in a now-viral TikTok that she and her husband first met the Uber Eats driver in question in August 2021. Months later, Prestes claimed on TikTok that the same driver showed up at her house with a bag of Taco Bell at 1 a.m., uninvited.
The Laundrie family's lawyer pushed back on speculation about how Brian's remains were found. The lawyer for Brian Laundrie's family vehemently rebutted speculation about the circumstances in which the 23-year-old's remains were found, saying that "the public doesn't understand simplicity." Laundrie's remains were found on Wednesday in Florida's Carlton Reserve, the FBI said on Thursday, concluding a five-week search in the vast nature reserve.
A pair of alcohol-impaired elementary school P.E. teachers entered the wrong Florida home, and one eventually shot a man who lived there. Two Florida elementary school physical education teachers have been accused of entering the wrong apartment, and one of the intruders shot an actual tenant who lived there. According to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, Darius Cohen and Akkua Hallback spent the night of Oct. 10 drinking in some Vero Beach bars, local media reported.
But as it turns out, the process of stacking baggage under a plane is both complicated and fascinating to watch. For that knowledge, TikTok users can thank @djsugue. In a now-viral clip, the TikToker — whose bio says he works at the Vancouver International Airport — revealed just how much goes into the luggage-loading process.
A 7-year-old boy was killed Wednesday when his family's new pet dog attacked him, Oklahoma officials say. Deputies in Creek County were dispatched around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a missing child, the sheriff's office said. The boy was identified by KOCO as James McNeelis, who was playing outside with the dog before it attacked him.
An investigation has been launched in a New Orleans suburb after a video captured a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy flinging a 4-foot-8 Black woman just minutes after she had been attacked by a group of boys. It's unclear who captured the graphic footage, but in a clip that has since gone viral, the unidentified deputy could be seen grabbing Shantel Arnold by the wrist and dragging her along the pavement. At times, the deputy could be seen lifting Arnold up and slamming the 100-pound woman to the ground repeatedly.
A private jet that ran off a runway and crashed through an fence before bursting into flames at a Texas airport had not been flown since December and investigators are looking into maintenance performed on the plane, federal authorities said Thursday. National Transportation Safety Board member Michael Graham said the plane left 1,200 feet (365 meters) of tire marks on the runway at Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire, Texas, on Tuesday. There was a heavy braking event, which appears to be an aborted takeoff, so we do know that the brakes were effectively working before the aircraft exited the runway,” Graham said at a briefing.
A U.S. Coast Guard team stages a daring rescue of six crew members from a sinking sailboat off the California coast.
Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that killed a cinematographer on Thursday, authorities said. Halyna Hutchins, 42, was working on the movie "Rust" with Baldwin as director of photography. Actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm while filming his upcoming movie "Rust" on Thursday, injuring one person and killing another.
Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema faced more defections Thursday from the broad base of support she built to win her seat in 2018 when five members of her veterans advisory council resigned over her opposition to parts of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan and refusal to ditch the Senate filibuster. The resignations come as progressive groups are ratcheting up their pressure on the first-term moderate, who along with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is seen as holding back progress as Biden sharply scales back his once-$3.5 trillion plan to win their support. Democrats need their support to push the legislation through the 50-50 Senate.
A Weatherford man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was caught on video smashing a computer with a hammer in an attempt to stop authorities from seizing it because it may have had child pornography, the Parker County district attorney said Friday. Weatherford police later seized his cell phone which contained a child porn video Judge Graham Quisenberry sentenced Joe Eddie Stephens, 71, on Wednesday to 12 years for promotion of child pornography and 10 years for tampering with evidence. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Former President Donald Trump issued a lengthy, 200-plus word statement on Friday afternoon again assailing Meghan McCain and her father, the late Sen. John McCain, for all manner of slights — to which the former View co-host just shrugged. "Thanks for the publicity boomer," Meghan, 36, wrote on Twitter, adding a link to the very audio memoir Trump was referencing. The two have a long history of bad blood, mostly over Trump's continued disparagement of Meghan's dad, a political opponent, even after his death.
Maricopa County officials approved a settlement Wednesday with a restaurant owner in metro Phoenix who claimed in a lawsuit that then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office had defamed him and violated his rights about seven years ago when investigating whether employees at his restaurants used fraudulent IDs to get jobs. The $5 million settlement with Uncle Sam's owner Bret Frimmel came weeks after officials signed off on a separate $400,000 settlement to resolve similar claims brought by Uncle Sam's manager Lisa Norton. Frimmel and Norton were arrested by Arpaio's office in January 2014 on employment-related identity theft charges that were dismissed after a judge ruled one of Arpaio's detective recklessly disregarded the truth in affidavits used to get search warrants and ultimately found that there was no probable cause to back up the warrants.
Nadav Ossendryver, founder of Latest Sightings, which posted the footage, told HuffPost that in his 10 years of sharing wildlife moments, he had never seen an elephant pounce on a croc. Elephants can lift up to 770 pounds with their trunks, according to FactAnimal.com, so the croc proved to be no problem. The tons of crushing pressure from the elephant “resulted in the inevitable death” of the crocodile, Latest Sightings wrote in the video description.
Rape myths permeated my brain, telling me maybe no one would believe me, or they'd blame me. Pointing a finger at the victim for what happened, expressing disbelief and believing that only certain “types” of women are targeted, all uphold rape myths.
A Las Vegas businessman is facing criminal charges of voting twice in the November 2020 election, including with his dead wife's ballot, Nevada state Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Thursday. Donald “Kirk” Hartle, 55, faces two felony charges in a criminal complaint filed Oct. 6 and made public Thursday, three days after Hartle's initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court, according to court records. He is due again in court Nov. 18.
This is one bar tab Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) may regret not paying. Faced with an onslaught of accusations that he engaged in underage sex trafficking—and bracing for criminal charges—Gaetz allowed his license to practice law in his home state of Florida to lapse this month. On Friday, The Daily Beast revealed that Gaetz had not paid the fees he owes to The Florida Bar, which regulates lawyers there.
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci says he is hoping that the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) merging with an entity called Trump Media & Technology Group will keep Trump from running for president in 2024. The SPAC, Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC) is headed for a weekly gain of 1,345%, and shares of Phunware Inc. (PHUN) an advertising startup that has been associated with the Trump in the past, surged over 600% on Friday.
A Colorado day care owner convicted of keeping 26 children hidden in the basement of her business two years ago has been sentenced to six years in prison after parents said some of the children suffered trauma including sleeping problems and anxiety. A judge issued the sentence to Carla Faith on Thursday following her conviction by a jury in August of more than two dozen misdemeanor child abuse charges and other crimes. Faith was only licensed to care for up to six children at her Colorado Springs private day care and only two of them were allowed to be under the age of 2.
Divisive Georgia lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene is again raising eyebrows for her behavior after getting into a verbal sparring match with fellow Republican Liz Cheney on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday. CNN and The Hill report that the confrontation occurred during the vote to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt for failing to appear before a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. According to CNN, Greene, 47, could be heard speaking in a raised voice to Cheney, 55, and Maryland Democrat Jamie Raskin, both of whom voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in supporting the rioters.
Sunny Hostin and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have different views regarding the Capitol riots that took place on Jan. 6. On Wednesday, Oct. 20, during an appearance on the daytime television talk show, Rice, while referencing Mitch McConnell's recent statements regarding the attacks, suggested that Americans have moved on from the incident and are more focused on “kitchen table issues — the price of gasoline, inflation, what's happening to their kids in school.” “Our institutions have to be upheld,” but before Hostin could utter another word, Rice added, “Let me finish, Sunny.”
Lava continued to spew from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma on Friday, October 22; the molten rock had flowed across more than 886 hectares (about 3.3 square miles), according to Copernicus Emergency Management Service. The lava had destroyed more than 2,120 buildings by October 21, according to authorities. Up to 50 homes near the town of La Laguna were evacuated on October 20 as the lava flow advanced through the neighborhood, according to the local emergency service 1-1-2 Canarias.
A Republican congressman ended a floor speech on Thursday by saying, "Let's go, Brandon!" — elevating a clean version of a popular anti-Biden chant. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., took to the House floor on Thursday and blasted President Biden's Build Back Better economic agenda as being unable to "pass a straight-face test." "Based on the false promise that he would unify America, President Biden got into the Oval Office," the congressman said.
Hours after Trump announced his new social media platform, TRUTH Social, some Twitter users had already found their way onto the beta site. At press time, the beta testing site for TRUTH Social had been taken offline. It took just two hours for Twitter users to find their way onto the beta site for Trump's newly-announced social media platform, TRUTH Social, and create mock accounts of the former president and Vice President Mike Pence.
A TikTok user is drawing praise with his “mind-blowing” hack for how to track flights on an iPhone. The tip comes from user @maxmilespoints, who runs a page dedicated to travel hacks and money-saving tricks. His account is just one of the many places where TikTokers have been getting advice.
“Like tobacco, Facebook is a dangerous product one uses at one’s own risk.”
“A key reason why this latest scandal feels more significant is that politicians on both sides of the aisle feel deceived.”
“These are clearly problems of scale, which Facebook has had many years to deal with and has been fundamentally unable to.”
“We need to recognize the danger we’re in. We need to shake the notion that Facebook is a normal company.”
“Facebook is in trouble … It’s a cloud of existential dread that hangs over an organization whose best days are behind it.”