Newt Gingrich predicted that the GOP will regain control of Congress after this year's midterm elections and will avenge the investigation of the Jan. 6 riot.Former speaker of the House »
Tensions soared Monday between Russia and the West over concerns that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine, with NATO outlining potential troop and ship deployments, Britain saying it would withdraw some diplomats from Kyiv, and Ireland denouncing upcoming Russian war games off its coast as unwelcome. The Western alliance's statement summed up moves already announced by member countries, but restating them under the NATO banner appeared aimed at showing its resolve. It was just one of a series of announcements that signaled the West is ramping up its rhetoric in the information war that has accompanied the Ukraine standoff.
A Capitol riot defendant arguing to leniency described his life being turned "upside-down." Justin McAuliffe's filing noted that he lost work and access to common services. It said McAuliffe knew he did wrong and was seeking "personal redemption and growth."
Hull, who operated out of an office on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, was accused of searching for victims on an online service called SwapALease.com where people look to pass on their lease agreements on cars. He would contact those looking to offload high-end, luxury cars, and offer to find new, credit-worthy people to take over the lease. He even offered to cover the lease price until a new owner was found, prosecutors said.
When officials in Chester, Georgia, heard that the 2020 census had pegged their small town at 525 people, their jaws dropped. “I said, 'Whoa, that's not right,'” City Clerk Melanie McCook said. Chester and two other small, rural municipalities in Georgia are the first communities in the U.S. to challenge the accuracy of their numbers from the once-a-decade head count.
Donald Trump may have just had his own “please clap” moment. A new clip posted on Twitter by PatriotTakes, which monitors right-wing media, shows Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort standing at his table, apparently gesturing to those dining nearby to applaud for him. It's not clear when the footage was captured, but it's drawing comparisons to a Jeb Bush moment from the 2016 campaign trail, when he uttered what he thought would be an applause line, only to be greeted in silence.
U.S. Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was sworn in as the first Black woman to represent the predominantly Democratic 20th District in Florida on Tuesday, but her Republican opponent she defeated by a landslide the week before, still has not conceded the race. Cherfilus-McCormick won the special election for the 20th District on Jan. 11, securing 78.7 percent of the vote over Jason Mariner's 19.6 percent. “People are supposed to have a fair shake at choosing governance,” Mariner told reporters in a video posted on his campaign Facebook page.
At just 17, Sara Schulting-Kranz was raped and got pregnant. She went to the police who said there was insignificant evidence to convict her rapist. She decided to keep the baby and went on to meet and marry her husband.
Robertson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Savanna Puckett was found shot inside her burning home Sunday night. The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff's office said a news release. Another deputy went to check on Puckett around 5 p.m. Sunday when she did not report for her shift and found her home in Springfield engulfed in flames, the release said.
In January 2022, Social Security retirees are experiencing something that hasn't happened for four decades. It's a change to their checks that will affect every senior who's receiving income from the popular benefits program. While at first it may seem like a good thing, the reality is the major milestone Social Security's hitting for the first time in decades actually isn't great for retirees.
Even if you've never heard of a company called Plaid, they may owe you part of a multi-million dollar lawsuit settlement, Fast Company has reported. Plaid, which connects consumer bank accounts to services like Venmo, Robinhood, Coinbase and other apps, was accused of collecting excessive financial data from consumers. While denying any wrongdoing, it agreed to pay $58 million to all consumers with a linked bank account to any of its approximately 5,000 client apps.
The woman said a man called her and pretended to be her grandson, claiming he needed $8,000 in bail money. The woman from Seaford, who asked to be identified as Jean, told CBS2 that she received a call from someone claiming to be her grandson. "He starts calling me 'grandma,' and then I'm like, I don't have a grandson that drives, so I knew it was a scam."
Gaslighting is a colloquialism that was made popular by the movie "Gaslight" (1944), in which a husband schemes to make his wife think she's crazy with a series of lies and dirty tricks so he can get her committed to an asylum and steal her money. Mr. Srinivasan has indeed outlined a common phenomenon in today's media-soaked culture and politics.
Rep. Elaine Luria, who sits on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, appeared on CNN Newsroom With Pamela Brown Sunday, where the Virginia Democrat responded to comments former Republican congressman Newt Gingrich made on Fox News earlier in the day. On Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo, Gingrich said of the investigation, “I think when we have a Republican congress, this is all gonna come crashing down, and the wolves are gonna find out that they're now sheep, and they're the ones who will, in fact, I think, face a real risk of jail.”
A woman in Pennsylvania has experts flummoxed by the animal she discovered outside of her home. Christina Eyth rescued the animal earlier this week near her home in Fairfield Township after finding paw prints outside of her door. Eyth followed the tracks, assuming they had belonged to her neighbor's dog after they had gotten loose.
A 14-year-old dachshund named Sammy broke hearts on social media after a shelter revealed he was stubbornly waiting for the return of his owner who had died. Sammy was homeless and without prospects when someone dropped him off at the Monmouth County SPCA shelter in New Jersey. All day he sits and stares out the glass waiting for his person to come,” the shelter wrote Jan. 21 on Facebook.
In his 2022 letter to CEOs, BlackRock (BLK) CEO Larry Fink urged other heads of companies to prepare for and participate in the green transition as part of a broader defense of stakeholder capitalism. “I believe the decarbonizing of the global economy is going to create the greatest investment opportunity of our lifetime,” Fink wrote. “Few things will impact capital allocation decisions — and thereby the long-term value of your company — more than how effectively you navigate the global energy transition in the years ahead,” Fink stated.
Sgt. Kristin M. Kingrey has served her country as a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard. Now Kingrey, a 37-year-old lesbian, is suing the Army and Air Force, claiming a senior male leader said she should grow her hair, wear makeup, “and ultimately appear more feminine,” or prepare to face the negative professional consequences. Kingrey told The Daily Beast that after the remarks were made a job she had successfully applied for was suddenly withdrawn, and the Guard also refused to hire her for a position she was qualified for, “despite her satisfactory performance as a federal employee,” as her lawsuit, filed in a federal court, states.
It was in the spring of 1982 that 21-year-old Carl Stottor met the man who would destroy his life. Stottor had travelled to London from Blackpool a few months earlier, trying to forge a career as a drag artist. One night in May, Stottor was in Camden's Black Cap pub when a floppy-haired, rather austere-looking man walked over and offered him a drink.
Around 30 oil and gas facilities across the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico spewed large amounts of methane for three years, emitting the equivalent climate pollution from half a million cars, according to a report released on Monday. The facilities, which include well pads, pipelines, compressor stations and processing facilities, were observed as "persistently" emitting large volumes of methane over the three years of aerial surveys done by the Environmental Defense Fund and research group Carbon Mapper. These so-called "superemitters," located in the most productive U.S. oil field, only account for .001% of the Permian Basin's oil and gas infrastructure but emit around 100,000 tonnes of methane per year.
Reports over the weekend suggest that US President Biden is going to introduce an Executive Order for cryptocurrencies at the beginning of February. The order is expected to span across government and plans to weigh-up the benefits and disadvantages of digital assets, alongside implementing a reporting system for government on cryptocurrencies. What has been confirmed is that there have been several top-level meetings with senior figures at the White House relating to the subject, and it is speculated further details are expected to be outlined by Biden next week.
Former President Donald Trump's niece, author Mary Trump, said her uncle would "stop protecting" his daughter Ivanka if he thinks it is in his best interest. Speaking to MSNBC host Alex Witt on Sunday, Mary Trump said it was unlikely that Donald Trump would take any heat to shield his children. "Donald isn't playing the card that she's his child to protect her.
Earlier this week, Apple began requiring that students and teachers in the US verify their identity through authentication service UNiDAYS before they could take advantage of the company's discounted education pricing. The move closed a long-standing loophole that had allowed almost anyone to save money on an Apple device as long as they weren't caught in a random check. Per MacRumors, you can once again buy discounted Macs, iPads and other Apple products from the company's US education website without the need to verify that you're currently a student or a teacher.
Scientists worldwide are closely tracking an Omicron subtype, called BA.2. In Denmark BA.2 is surpassing the BA.1 Omicron subtype, the most common cause of new COVID-19 cases. Health officials and scientists worldwide are closely watching a subtype of the highly infectious Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Just don't come to the hospital if you are in denial that you have the disease. "Anti-vaccine patients vent anger on healthcare workers like me. It takes a toll on care," Opinion, Jan. 20) If you don't trust the people trying to save your life, stay home and tough it out.
Thick snow covered the streets of Athens, Greece, on Jan. 24. Cars were seen stranded in the snow. Schools and city transportation were closed, with power cuts reported.
“Cooking is the No. 1 way you’re polluting your home … You’re basically living in this toxic soup.”
“People (myself included) like cooking with gas! It’s one of the few energy uses that inspires brand loyalty to the fuel consumed.”
“It’s time to start making new buildings all-electric and switching out all those existing gas appliances, including gas stoves.”
“If you're looking for personal ways to protect the environment and your health right now, you have much bigger fish to fry.”
“Market-based solutions have not achieved their desired goals, thus new ways of thinking need to emerge.”