If Vladimir Putin makes good on his threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the United States would likely respond with a sweeping economic embargo combined with massive conventional attack on Russian military positions that could quickly wipe out the the Russian president's invading military forces, said Joseph Cirincione, a national security analyst and leading expert on nuclear warfare. The U.S. and NATO “could destroy the Russian forces in Ukraine in a matter of days,” said Cirincione, author of the book “Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late,” in an interview on the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast. That would be the end of the Russian army in this.
Elon Musk earned scorn from both a Ukrainian ambassador and the Ukrainian president himself this week after the Tesla CEO tweeted what he thinks needs to be done to broker peace between Russia and Ukraine. On Monday afternoon, Musk put up a poll on Twitter, asking his followers to vote “yes” or “no” on whether his advice would lead to peace. The Tesla CEO listed four bullet points in his post, which largely implied that Ukraine should make concessions.
An illicit early morning joy ride ended in tragedy Sunday in Southwest Florida, an area still reeling from Hurricane Ian. In a news briefing, in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said that three teen boys checking for unlocked cars, found a Maserati with the keys inside in a driveway, and took off. Deputies in a patrolling chopper investigating an unrelated burglary nearby spotted the teens from above as they were entering the high-end Italian performance vehicle.
Russia's first mobilisation since World War Two, declared by President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 21, has led to widespread discontent among officials and citizens over the way the draft has been handled, including complaints about enlistment officers sending call-up papers to clearly ineligible men. "In 10 days, several thousand of our countrymen received summons and arrived at the military registration and enlistment offices," Mikhail Degtyarev, the governor of the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East, said in a video post on the Telegram messaging app. Degtyarev said the removal of the commissar, Yuri Laiko, would not affect the mobilisation plan set by Putin.
A duo that had been declared winners of a fishing tournament series event were caught in a cheating scandal after a tournament official discovered weights stuffed inside their fish. Videos from the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Championship event show teammates Chase Cominsky, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, and Jake Runyon, of Cleveland posing for a photo with fish just minutes before an official discovers something inside the animals. The two were the season's leaders for “team of the year,” according to The Herald, a newspaper in Western Pennsylvania.
Marco Rubio on Sunday said he would fight against a Hurricane Ian relief bill if it included unrelated spending projects. Rubio said the extra spending would deter other lawmakers from voting for disaster relief. Recovery efforts are continuing, with more than 1,100 people rescued as of Saturday morning.
Goble describes the Kremlin's approach to the mobilization as having been conducted by Russian President Vladimir Putin under a cynical premise: “How do I carry this out so that few people in Moscow and St. Petersburg get rounded up? Yet the extent of the recent protests appears to suggest that the Kremlin misjudged how its mobilization order would be received in the areas it targeted. "This partial mobilization is not well planned and is likely to backfire," Goble told Yahoo News.
With the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court's new session on Oct. 3, 2022, Clarence Thomas is arguably the most powerful justice on the nation's highest court. In 1991, after Thomas became an associate justice and only the second African American to do so, his power was improbable to almost everyone except him and his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas. Today, Thomas rarely speaks during oral arguments, yet he communicates substantively through his prolific written opinions that reflect a complicated mix of self-help, racial pride and the original intent of America's Founding Fathers.
A top-of-the-line Russian nuclear-powered submarine has gone missing from its harbor in the Arctic along with its rumored "doomsday weapon," according to multiple reports. NATO has reportedly warned members that Russia's Belgorod submarine no longer appeared to be operating out of its White Sea base, where it has been active since July. Officials warned that Russia may plan to test Belgorod's "Poseidon" weapons system, a drone equipped with a nuclear bomb that Russia has claimed is capable of creating a "radioactive tsunami," according to Italian media.
SVIATOHIRSK/KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian forces achieved their biggest breakthrough in the country's south since the war began, bursting through Russian defences and advancing rapidly along the Dnipro River on Monday, threatening supply lines for thousands of Russian troops. In a sign Ukraine is building momentum on two fronts, 300 km to the northeast Reuters saw columns of Ukrainian troop vehicles heading to reinforce rail hub Lyman, retaken at the weekend and a staging post to press into the Donbas region. Kyiv gave little information about the gains in the south, but Russian sources acknowledged that Ukrainian troops had advanced dozens of kilometres along the river's west bank, recapturing a number of villages along the way.
California has pretty much always paid much more than the nation for gasoline at the pump, in part due to higher taxes and a more expensive blend of fuel, but an average price that's nearly 70% more than most everyone else in the U.S. is a bit extreme. The national average price for regular gasoline is little changed from a month ago, but drivers in California have seen a jump of nearly 20% from Sept. 3, as refinery issues tighten supplies of the fuel in the Golden State. The average price for regular unleaded gasoline stood at $3.765 a gallon early Monday afternoon, down 0.4% from $3.779 a month ago, according to data from GasBuddy.
Most Myrtle Beach attractions tend to be intentional, placed on or near the beach on purpose. The Grand Strand's newest attraction was brought to shore by a force of nature — Hurricane Ian. A shrimp trawler, named the Shayna Michelle, washed ashore on Friday after losing power the day before the storm arrived, according to a GoFundMe set up to help pay for the boat's removal.
The U.S. Supreme Court, which expanded gun rights in a major decision in June, on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a federal ban on devices called "bump stocks" that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun - a firearms control measure prompted by a 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. The justices turned away appeals by a Utah gun lobbyist named Clark Aposhian and firearms rights groups of lower court rulings upholding the ban as a reasonable interpretation of a federal law prohibiting machine gun possession. At issue was action by former President Donald Trump Trump's administration to reclassify bump stocks as prohibited machine guns under U.S. law in a policy that went into effect in 2019.
Polygraph could possibly be used in an independent investigation into an accusation of cheating in poker. One of the most famous cash game players in the world, Garrett Adelstein, made an accusation Thursday. An independent investigation into an accusation of cheating in one of the most famous high-stakes poker games in the country could include lie-detector tests.
Trump and Greene make it clear that no one disloyal is safe Saying a Republican has a “DEATH WISH” because he did his job and voted for legislation puts a target on the back of that Republican. Saying Democrats “have already started the killings” provides a justification for violence against anyone who happens to be a Democrat. Openly spouting a racist nickname against a woman of Asian heritage tells people, during a time of rising anti-Asian hate crimes, that it's OK to be hateful.
A woman took to TikTok to warn others after she found an Apple AirTag attached to her car. Decode and demystify Gen Z's latest online slang terms with In The Know's new glossary. An AirTag is a small tracking device — around the size of a quarter — that customers can attach to objects they lose easily.
A pair of handcuffs hung from one of Edwards' wrists as he told officers Dahmer had tried to kill him. A subsequent investigation led police to an apartment full of preserved human heads, body parts and photographs of mutilated men. Police said Dahmer confessed to killing 17 people since 1978.
District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes. And there's the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.
The systems have become a key tool in Ukraine's ability to strike bridges that Russia has used to supply its troops, enabling Ukrainian forces to make inroads in Russia-controlled regions. The U.S. in recent weeks also provided funding through a separate program — the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative — so another 18 HIMARS can be purchased through longer-term contracts. USAI funds are being used as part of the effort by the U.S. and Western allies to ensure Ukraine's forces are trained and equipped to defend their country in the years to come.
If you're keen to save now, we've got good news: It's a better time to put that money in a savings account than it has been in years. As Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate, recently pointed out: The rates on high-yield savings accounts are sometimes the highest they've been since 2009. Indeed, while even higher-paying savings accounts were only paying about 0.50% this year, many are now paying more than 2%.
Former DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone is set to release a memoir on October 11. Fanone was assaulted during the riot and has repeatedly pushed back against those who downplay it. Former Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone has frequently spoken out against the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol — and at great personal expense, according to him.
The Georgia prosecutor investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke the law trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state is seeking search warrants in the case, a sign that the wide-ranging probe has entered a new phase. The revelation came Monday in a court order filed by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who's overseeing the special grand jury seated to help the investigation. In an order sealing any search warrants and related documents from being made public, McBurney wrote that District Attorney Fani Willis' office is “now seeking to obtain and execute a series of search warrants, the affidavits for which are predicated on sensitive information acquired during the investigation.”
A pair of disturbances are in the Atlantic, and one has a high chance of turning into a tropical depression soon. The disturbance with a high chance of turning into a tropical depression this week is a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic early Monday and is far away from the United States. The system, colored red in the hurricane center's map, has a 70% chance of formation through the next five days.
Willie Nelson had a hope-filled message for the parents of a victim of this May's shooting massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County, Texas during a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke on Sunday (Oct. 2) in Austin. “To you folks there, the parents who are going through some incredible sad times: Remember that it's not something you get over, but it's something you will get through,” Nelson said after performing a set at the event in support of former presidential candidate O'Rourke, who is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Nelson officially endorsed O'Rourke at the “Vote 'Em Out” rally at the Moonwater Saloon, which served as a reunion for the pair after former punk musician O'Rourke joined the country icon on stage at Nelson's annual Fourth of July picnic to sing “On the Road Again.”
Thousands of people in hundreds of cars took over northern Nevada parking lots and intersections Friday night and into Saturday, performing stunts in souped-up vehicles and leading to crashes and arrests, police said. Police beefed up nighttime staffing after social media posts urged people from San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, to come to the “sideshow” in Reno, Police Lt. Michael Browett said. The disturbances started late Friday as several hundred cars and their occupants met in the parking lot of a still-open Walmart store.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”