Police continue to search for Florida college student Miya Marcano after a maintenance man — who authorities said she had "rebuffed" — was found dead of an apparent suicide.Last seen Friday at her apartment complex »
Ask any of the 2,600 residents in this South Carolina town whether they know Alex Murdaugh, and you'll probably get a quick nod. Ask them to tell you about Murdaugh, though, and you'll get a firm head shake, followed by: “You're not going to quote me, are you?” No one wants to talk about the influential lawyer whose wife and son were killed and who's now accused in a string of controversies — at least, not in the open. For the past century, the Murdaughs have steered much of the legal world in this remote corner of South Carolina — north of Savannah, Georgia, and far from the interstate or just about anything else.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Politico she's planning on voting against the bipartisan infrastructure deal. Progressives have said for months the roads-and-bridges bill must be passed in conjunction with another social spending bill. Now, the social spending reconciliation package seems imperiled or on hold as Democrats negotiate.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is being ripped on social media for her unusual defense of allegations she abused her power by using her office to help a daughter get a real estate appraisal license from a state agency. She didn't address the allegation but instead claimed it was an attack on her “children. The Associated Press on Monday reported that Noem hauled multiple state officials into a meeting with herself and daughter Kassidy Peters, then 26, when it seemed she was going to be denied the license.
The first car jumping attempt in five years by North Dakota's version of Evil Knievel ended in disaster when the car driven my the man known as the Flying Farmer corkscrewed off the ramp and rolled. Authorities said John Smith, 57, was alert after the crash Saturday at a rural gravel pit and that he even tried to pull himself out of the car while talking to rescuers. He was eventually cut out and taken by a medical helicopter to a hospital, according to firefighters.
A 20-year-old college student in eastern North Carolina has died of COVID-19 related issues — after deciding he was too healthy to need the vaccine. Tyler Gilreath contracted the virus just days after moving to the state's coast to attend classes at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, according to his mother, Tamra Demello of Raleigh, N.C. “My incredible son, Tyler Gilreath, lost his battle with a brain infection that ruptured after contracting a sinus infection that moved to his brain. The sinus infection was a result of COVID,” Demello wrote in a Sept.
The National Weather Service warned road users in western Washington to be cautious as heavy rain and hail fell on Monday, September 27. This footage, posted by J Kimerer on Twitter, shows hailstones falling. Kimerer said the footage was taken in Federal Way, a city in the Seattle metro area.
When the Taliban won back control of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar last month, they set out to settle a score with an old foe. As they searched for prominent local politician Ajmal Omar - who had helped drive the militants out of a Nangarhar district a year earlier and tried to dissuade young Afghans from joining them - Taliban members detonated explosives at his ancestral home. Images from the sources, which Reuters could not independently verify, show a badly damaged property and family members with injuries they say were from Taliban beatings.
A female freshman college student in California who has 12 years of karate training fought off an attacker wearing a skeleton mask, while two of her male peers rushed out of a window to assist her. "He punches me in the face, I hit the trash can behind me," the victim, who wished to remain anonymous, told Fox 11 of the attack at Chapman University. The incident reportedly unfolded on Chapman's campus in Orange as the 18-year-old freshman was FaceTiming her boyfriend at a picnic table outside her dorm on Friday.
The atmosphere just pressed shuffle, and this pattern change playlist is coming to a city near you. SEPTEMBER FIREHOSE, EYEING RECORD RAINFALL Not one but two troughs will steer low-pressure systems towards British Columbia. The first trough sticks around until Tuesday, then a potentially more powerful one migrates in on Wednesday.
Guo Hui, whose cleaning business is owed 20 million yuan ($3.1 million) by embattled real estate giant China Evergrande, is counting on the government to fix a crisis that has left his own company on the brink of bankruptcy. "We've reached out to those in charge but they either say they have no money or don't know when they can settle the payments," Guo said from his office at the back of a building in a street in Guangzhou's Tianhe district that is lively with small restaurants and stalls. His case is typical of countless suppliers left on the hook by China Evergrande, based in nearby Shenzhen, which was the country's top-selling property developer before running short of cash this summer under the weight of $305 billion in debt.
Stephanie Grisham says Trump took an inappropriate liking to one of his young, female press staffers. Grisham wrote in her forthcoming memoir that Trump was preoccupied by one aide. Stephanie Grisham, a longtime former top White House staffer, wrote in her forthcoming memoir that former President Donald Trump took an inappropriate liking to one of his young, female staffers, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
A Russian fitness coach's rescue attempt of a friend trapped in churning Mediterranean waters turned deadly after both were swept out to sea—as the entire tragedy unfolded on video, captured by the coach's distressed wife. The horrifying footage subsequently went viral on Russian social media, even as the coach's family has been scrambling to secure permission to travel to Spain for his cremation. On Sept. 23, Daniil Gagarin, 30, traveled to a stretch of jagged cliffs known as La Zorra cove along the Costa Blanca with his wife, Darya Gagarina, and a woman they were friendly with, Finnish fitness instructor Emma Mönkkönen.
On September 6, a member of the Maverick Truck Club forum started a thread asking what people planned to tow with their new compact Ford pickups. On the last page, a member who goes by "coolhip33" posted that he or she had ordered a Maverick with the optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost in front-wheel drive with the 4K Tow package that doubles the pickup's tow rating to 4,000 pounds. The poster then crossed out "FWD" and left a note, "Updated: Just notified we have to buy AWD."
Brian Laundrie's parents called the police on Dog the Bounty Hunter over the weekend. The North Port Police Department responded to a 911 call from the family on the matter, police said. Brian Laundrie's parents called the police on Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman after he showed up at their Florida home over the weekend, police confirmed to Insider Monday.
Days later, the Bureau of Natural Resources declared Tomkunas the new record holder. This was a tough one to verify as Channel Cats and White Cats, especially when so large, look very similar,” the agency stated. But] with multiple sets of expert eyes, we confirm the new state record.
R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly, 54, guilty of all nine counts, including racketeering, on their second day of deliberations. Kelly wore a face mask below black-rimmed glasses, remaining motionless with eyes downcast, as the verdict was read in federal court in Brooklyn.
In the 1950s the town of Rockport was home to nearly 27 families, according to the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. Come present day, the Rockport Reservoir isn't so much of a lake anymore — with extreme weather conditions bringing the water to “about a quarter of its total capacity,” the Weather Network reported. “It's kind of sad, because of the drought conditions, but it's a cool little glimmer to look back and see what was there,” said Utah Division of State Parks spokesman, Devan Chavez, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported.
Donald Trump has lost a legal challenge to enforce a nondisclosure agreement against former White House aide and Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman, The New York Times reports. The decision was handed down Monday, September 29th, by the American Arbitration Association in New York. Along with saying the NDA was unenforceable under New York State law, it stated that Manigault Newman could collect legal fees from the Trump campaign.
With the Pfizer (PFE)/BioNTech (BNTX) booster guidance in the rearview mirror, the CDC and the country's other regulatory and public health agencies are gearing up to tackle Moderna's (MRNA) and eventually Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) booster filings for recipients of those vaccines. Meanwhile, many have wondered why the U.S. is not following Europe's and Canada's lead in allowing mixing and matching of vaccine brands in order to be considered fully vaccinated or for booster doses. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told Yahoo Finance that information is not too far away.
Many Americans have signed a petition requesting a fourth stimulus check as they continue to struggle with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers haven't yet moved forward with a broad-based effort to deposit another direct payment into Americans' bank accounts -- but the Biden administration did announce recently that a specific group of Americans will get another $600. According to an announcement from the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the Biden administration is planning to distribute another stimulus payment to workers in certain industries.
I took some Tylenol. Now if everyone else could take some Tylenol too so mine would start working, that would be great,” she wrote. The conspiracy-endorsing Republican, who routinely fires off inflammatory tweets with apparently little regard for how much sense they make, was ostensibly trying to swipe at the push to inoculate more people in order to rein in the outbreaks of COVID-19 being driven by the delta variant and unvaccinated people.
A Florida man was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend after he confessed to his mother and she called police, sheriff's officials said Monday. Jason Robinson was arrested Saturday night after a struggle in which he removed a Polk County Sheriff's stun gun and radio and attempted to choke him, the sheriff's office said in a news release. Two witnesses came to the aid of the deputy and helped secure Robinson in handcuffs, authorities said.
A trail camera in Canada's Yukon Territory has captured video footage showing a large grizzly bear standing and rubbing its back against a tree. But the eye-catching portion is the aftermath: the bear charging toward the camera in slow motion, its massive head lurching downward with each step as the bruin approaches within feet of the camera. Look at those claws!
A Florida woman was arrested after a customer found her naked in the back seat of a Jeep Wrangler at a car dealership, according to police. A customer at a Toyota dealership on Pensacola Boulevard in Pensacola, Florida, reported to a sales associate that a woman, identified as 37-year-old Alexis King, was in the back of the Jeep without any clothes in the sales lot, according to the arrest report. A manager at the dealership told police he approached the Jeep and found King "naked, with her legs spread wide open," according to the arrest report.
Five people were injured in an explosion at a petrochemical plant in Sulphur, Louisiana, late on September 27, a state trooper at the scene told KPLC. The explosion was reported to have happened at around 11 pm at Westlake Petrochemicals. A unit used to produce ethylene was undergoing maintenance at the time, a spokesman told KPLC.
“It wouldn’t take much of an annual wealth tax to rescue the retirement system.”
“Privatizing Social Security — or at least letting individuals opt-out so they can escape the sinking ship — would be a huge win.”
“Congress could save hundreds of billions of dollars by modestly paring back the benefit formula for future wealthy retirees.”
“Raising the retirement age reduces the number of beneficiaries, thereby reducing the costs of the program.”
“Social Security as we know it needs to be abolished and replaced with a better system.”