Jelani Day's mother, Carmen Bolden Day, has suggested foul play may be to blame in her son's disappearance and death.Petition for federal intervention »
Frustrated about missing the birth of his child, a man punched and slapped his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter who was left in his care. The 24-year-old on Monday (25 October) pleaded guilty to ill-treating the girl, now five, with another two charges of causing hurt to be considered when he is sentenced on 10 December. He was aware that the girl has slow mental development.
The New York Daily News slammed Donald Trump Jr. as the “SPAWN OF HATIN'” on its front page Tuesday. The tabloid ripped ex-President Donald Trump's eldest son for hawking shirts mocking actor Alec Baldwin over the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot with what Baldwin was told was an unloaded prop gun on the set of his new movie “Rust” last week.
A Virginia Beach woman who sold $31.8 million worth of counterfeit coupons to shoppers used the money to fund high-end home renovations and vacations, according to new information released by the FBI. According to the FBI, Talens used the profits to buy high-end home renovations including an in-ground swimming pool, a new sunroom and a new kitchen. Talens, tabbed as the "criminal couponer," by the FBI, used her graphic design skills to manipulate barcodes for coupons at nearly any store in the country.
The great global supply chain crisis of 2021 — which has ensnared groceries, holiday shopping and everything in between — has bottlenecked West Coast ports, and drawn the involvement of the White House to address it. As the disruption reaches a boiling point and adds to rising price pressures, longshoremen, union representatives and truck drivers have pointed fingers over which party is best positioned to alleviate some of the strains. Cargo ships afloat in the Pacific Ocean demonstrate the convergence of strong consumer demand, and a widespread shortage of bodies to meet it.
A longtime Minnesota general surgeon was dismissed from his hospital after arguing parents should make healthcare decisions for their children. The regional health provider, Lake Region Healthcare, confirmed that Dr. Jeffrey Horak no longer works there as of Wednesday. The company did not specify the reason for his departure, but the doctor recently made comments regarding parents making healthcare decisions for their children.
For years Canadian officials prioritized trade with China and ignored warnings from Chinese Canadians that the Chinese government presented a serious political and moral challenge, a Canadian journalist argues in a new book. Why it matters: An earlier response by democratic governments could have relieved the pressure on Chinese diaspora communities and sent a strong message to Beijing that exporting authoritarianism wouldn't be tolerated. Details: In her book "China Unbound: A New World Disorder," Canadian journalist and former China correspondent Joanna Chiu offers a globe-trotting view of China's ties with Canada, Australia, the U.S., Greece, Italy, Turkey and Russia.
A powerful storm system over northern California brought heavy rain and snowfall to parts of the region on Monday, October 25, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Video filmed by the University of California Berkeley's Central Sierra Snow Lab (CSSL) shows snow falling at their remote site on Monday at Donner Pass. The lab said 26.6 inches of snow had fallen since 10 pm local time the previous night, according to their measurements.
A Black man received the longest sentencing yet in connection to the Capitol riots that took place on Jan. 6. On Thursday, Oct. 21, Troy Anthony Smocks of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to one felony count of transmitting threats in interstate commerce, WUSA reported. Federal prosecutor stated that the man traveled to Washington on Jan. 6 and for the next two days, repeatedly shared threats via his Parler account.
A spokesperson for North Port Police said investigators made mistakes in the Brian Laundrie case. A spokesperson for the department told WINK News that officers mistook Brian's mother for her son. "They're kind of built similarly," Josh Taylor told the outlet.
Japan's Princess Mako, the emperor's niece, married her college sweetheart on Tuesday, giving up her royal title and saying she was determined to build a happy life with her "irreplaceable" husband after a tumultuous engagement. In a news conference with new husband and commoner Kei Komuro marked by unusual candour for Japan's royal family, Mako said her marriage to Komuro had been inevitable despite the widespread opposition to it. Mako - now known as Mako Komuro - was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) earlier this year after an engagement plagued by a money scandal, intense media scrutiny and a three year separation from her fiance.
Elizabeth Hurley practically lives in a bikini (seriously, peep her Instagrams). And she just dropped a new pic of herself soaking up the sun in one. It's been six weeks since the 56-year-old's last bikini photo, so this is kind of a BFD for her.
What went wrong An investigation produced for the state by a public-private group of child welfare experts spelled out how agencies responsible for Julian's mental health care failed him in the months and years before his death on Aug. 12, 2019. Among the findings: Julian had tried to take his own life before, once by running into traffic at school. His illness was so severe, mental health professionals recommended him for long-term residential treatment at least 20 times.
Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. Fortunately for Brown, the state police was known as a place where who you knew often trumped what you did, and where most introductory chats eventually got around to a simple question: Who's your daddy? Jacob Brown is the son of Bob Brown, then part of the state police's top brass who would rise to second in command despite being reprimanded years earlier for calling Black colleagues the n-word and hanging a Confederate flag in his office.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is plummeting into “anti-vaxx Crazyville,” the Miami Herald's editorial board declared in a stinging column Monday. We thought things couldn't get much worse in DeSantis' handling of the pandemic, but we were wrong — then we were wrong again,” the newspaper's board wrote. Just when you think he's done enough to undermine our chances of exiting a pandemic that has killed nearly 60,000 Floridians, he has a new trick up his sleeve.
North Carolina authorities are investigating the deaths of two teens found in a car parked outside an elementary school over the weekend, multiple news outlets report. Authorities responded Sunday to a report of a “suspicious” vehicle parked on the Don Steed Elementary School campus, WNCN reported. Inside they found the bodies of Britany Carolina Munoz Ramirez and Ailton Sebastian Tirado-Martinez, Hoke County Schools confirmed.
Aerial remote-sensing of a large region of Mexico has revealed hundreds of ancient Mesoamerican ceremonial centers, including a large one at an important site for the ancient Olmec culture that is known for its colossal stone heads. The remote-sensing method, called lidar, pinpointed 478 ceremonial centers in areas that were home to the ancient Olmec and Maya cultures dating to roughly 1100-400 BC, researchers said on Monday. The study was the largest such survey involving ancient Mesoamerica, covering all of the state of Tabasco, southern Veracruz and bits of Chiapas, Campeche and Oaxaca.
Roy Bruner said he gets about 20 to 30 calls a week to replace stolen catalytic converters at his north side shop. The number of catalytic converter thefts nearly quadrupled nationally between December 2019 and December 2020, according to a March 2021 report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. In Fort Worth, there were 1,398 catalytic converter in the first nine months of 2021, according to a report from the Fort Worth Police Department.
Kat Von D really is putting her money where her mouth is. Almost a year after buying a historical home in southern Indiana, the 39-year-old tattoo artist and entrepreneur announced plans Monday to close her famous Hollywood tattoo shop and move to the Midwest permanently. Kat Von D, whose real name Katherine Von Drachenberg, said she plans to reopen the shop in Indiana, where she bought the historic Benjamin Schenk Mansion last December.
Chen Ing-wen strides up to a rocky outcrop some 3 km (1.9 miles) from China's coast on Taiwan-controlled Kinmen island and demonstrates how as a soldier he used to shoot from there at Chinese trawlers that got too close. "It was just to scare them - but they weren't scared," said Chen, 50, who did his military service on Kinmen from 1991 to 1993. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later - large model soldiers point guns at China from some old bunkers.
The gun that killed “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last Thursday was used by crew members that morning for live-ammunition target practice, an individual with knowledge of the set told TheWrap. A number of crew members had taken prop guns from the New Mexico set of the indie Western — including the gun that killed Hutchins — to go “plinking,” a hobby in which people shoot at beer cans with live ammunition to pass the time, the insider said. The shooting happened just a few hours later, when lead actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a revolver after first assistant director David Halls confirmed that it was a “cold gun,” meaning that the gun did not have any live ammunition in it.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham sneered at other news outlets on Monday night for catching her airing misleading images of empty store shelves, briefly issuing a grudging correction before mocking those who had the temerity to fact-check her. In recent weeks, right-wing media has increasingly featured out-of-context photos of bare grocery store shelves to blast President Joe Biden over the growing supply chain issue. While some shops around the country are indeed currently facing increasing challenges due to clogged ports in Los Angeles, labor shortages, and the ongoing pandemic, many of the images of barely stocked American supermarket shelves are outdated or from elsewhere in the world.
A group of recyclers in the Philippines is trying to ease the country's worsening plastic waste crisis by turning bottles, single-use sachets and snack food wrappers that clog rivers and spoil beaches into building materials. The Plastic Flamingo, or "The Plaf", as they are commonly known, collect the waste, shred it and then mould it into posts and planks called "eco-lumber" that can be used for fencing, decking or even to make disaster-relief shelters. It) is 100% upcycled material, 100% made from plastic waste materials, we also include some additives and colorants and it is rot-free, maintenance-free, and splinter-free, said Erica Reyes, The Plaf's chief operating officer.
Minneapolis' first cop to be convicted of murder may regain his freedom sooner than anticipated. In an unprecedented turn of events, a Minnesota judge re-sentenced former cop Mohamed Noor to five years in prison for manslaughter. Noor has already served 29 months behind bars, making him eligible for early release, contingent upon good behavior, as soon as June 2022.
The threat of runaway inflation has many investors running scared — but for once, Jim Cramer isn't getting too heated. “We've got lots of companies that benefit — and many that benefit, you might say, spectacularly — and others that are basically immune,” Cramer said last week on his show. Here are the four safe havens Cramer recommends and why you might want to funnel some cash that way, even if it's just your spare pennies.
When you are an NBA star whose season is ripped from ex-President Donald Trump's Jan. 6 playbook, you are doing something wrong. Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving should reconsider the company he is keeping. In a scene reminiscent of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol nine months earlier, protesters chanting "no vaccine mandate" and "let Kyrie play" pushed past a barricaded Barclays Center entrance before Sunday's game against the Charlotte Hornets, forcing security to lock down the arena.
“Covid-19 placed systemic problems in sharp relief … What was a raw deal before became, for many, untenable.”
“It’s now going to be a workers’ market, and they’re empowered. I think they are starting to flex their collective muscle.”
“The Great Resignation is not a mad dash away from the office; it’s the culmination of a long march toward freedom.”
“Everybody, particularly if they are young and have a low income, has more freedom to quit jobs they hate and hop to something else.”
“The boost we’ve seen over the last several months could be the result of more than a year’s worth of pent-up resignations.”