On Jan. 13, Sierra Carter received a surprising phone call from her daughter's elementary school teacher. The drawing — a pink pig with a necktie in the shape of what could be interpreted as male genitalia — was brought to the teacher's attention by a classmate who'd informed them that Carter's daughter drew "boy parts on a pig." The 11-year-old, according to her mom, told her teacher that she drew a "bow tie," not "boy parts."
Donald Trump Jr. decided not to let reality stop him from offering an impractical solution to that Chinese balloon currently flying over the skies of Montana. Chinese officials claim the balloon is just for research and not spying, but its presence has some people, such as Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), worried that it is actually carrying bioweapons. After the Pentagon decided against shooting down the balloon out of concerns of hurting people on the ground, Trump took to Twitter to suggest a plan that may not have been even slightly feasible as anything but red meat for his base.
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If you post a TikTok of you at the gym and receive a stitch from Joey Sergo (@thejoeyswoll), you've probably done something wrong nine times out of 10. Currently, Swoll has over 6 million followers on TikTok and over 2.2 million followers on Instagram. Swoll recently stitched a video with creator Jessica Fernandez (@jessica.frndz) after she posted a video accusing a man of being a “weirdo” to her in the gym.
Doctors are warning of a dangerous fungal illness rapidly spreading across the country, especially affecting those living or visiting the California and Arizona areas. If you think it sounds like something from the cutting room floor of "The Last of Us" series, where a parasitic fungal infection devastates mankind, there are some very base-level similarities. Valley fever (also called coccidioidomycosis or "cocci") is a significant cause of pneumonia, said Dr. Brad Perkins, chief medical officer at Karius, a company that provides advanced diagnostics for infectious diseases.
China successfully tested a Mach 5 weapon back in 2021—with one U.S. general calling the launch a near “Sputnik” moment—and Russia has been talking about the weapons since 2018, when it produced a sizzle reel of one hypersonic missile, the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal, blowing up Florida. Not to be outmatched, the U.S. has around 70 (yes, seven-zero) efforts to develop hypersonic technologies including bombers, missiles, and the engines to power them. In fact, just this week, Vladimir Putin announced imminent plans to test his frigate-launched Zircon hypersonic missile, which can supposedly reach speeds of Mach 9.
On a bitterly cold January morning, a helicopter soars above central Texas farmland. The four passengers hanging outside the aircraft are hunting - going after feral hogs, an invasive species in the southeastern United States. In Bryan, Texas, the company Helibacon charges hunters about $3,000 to spend two hours in a helicopter, gunning down wild pigs with everything from assault rifles to fully automatic submachine guns.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have just delivered some harsh payback to fellow Republican Sens. Scott, who confirmed his and Lee's removal, didn't seem to think so. “This is what happens when you challenge leadership,” Scott told the New York Post on Wednesday.
A Cobb County massage parlor employee was taken away in handcuffs for providing services too risqué to say even on TV, police say. The massage parlor is inside a family-friendly shopping center with a children's salon next door and even a Chuck E. Cheese across the street. Jasmine Massage promotes a variety of services, but when an undercover agent walked through the doors recently an employee was arrested, accused of offering the agent more than what the business promotes.
The attack happened in the late afternoon on Jan. 31, when Jack was on a regular hike with his mom and grandparents in a mountainous part of the county near his family's farm near Half Moon Bay. It's a hike the family knows well, but on that particular day, they ran into some trouble. According to his dad, Jay Trexler, Jack got a little too excited and ran ahead of his mom and grandparents — which is when he unintentionally startled a nearby mountain lion cub that snuck up on Jack and began to mangle his head with its sharp paws.
Research Highlights: Close review of MRI scans found more intensive high blood pressure treatment (targeted to achieve a systolic pressure less than 120 mm Hg) was more effective than a less-intense treatment goal of 140 mm Hg systolic in achieving a positive structural change in the brain's perivascular spaces: pathways that are important to clearing toxins and other byproducts. If the brain cannot properly clear metabolic byproducts, they accumulate and may contribute to the development of dementia, researchers said. The new findings are from MRI scans of several hundred adults in the SPRINT-MIND trial that previously found intensive blood pressure-lowering slowed cognitive impairment.
An off-duty cop had a harrowing ride home from work on the Palm Coast of Florida last week, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. Newly released bodycam footage posted to the agency's Facebook page shows the drama that went down with Master Deputy Brad Stogdon on U.S. 1 at a little after 5 p.m. on Jan. 30.
Appearing before a federal judge after pleading guilty to a felony charge in the deadly Capitol riot, former West Virginia lawmaker Derrick Evans expressed remorse for letting down his family and his community, saying he made a “crucial mistake." Less than a year later, Evans is portraying himself as a victim of a politically motivated prosecution as he runs to serve in the same building he stormed on Jan. 6, 2021. Evans is now calling the Justice Department's Jan. 6 prosecutions a “miscarriage of justice" and describes himself on twitter as a “J6 Patriot."
About 25 years ago, a rogue weather balloon wouldn't come down after over 1,000 rounds were fired at it. The balloon entered Icelandic air space and drifted north towards Norway. Almost 25 years ago, a large runaway weather balloon proved to be quite challenge a for a pair of fighter jets trying to shoot it down, staying in the air even after more than 1,000 rounds were fired at it.
Donald Trump's campaign team in Wisconsin knew they lost the state in the 2020 presidential election, but that didn't stop them from trying to spin a fraud narrative. There's new audio that is confirming that Republican officials behind the scenes were trying to cook up a story that the election was stolen. This is the latest chaotic issue to come down the pike as Donald Trump tries to run for president for the third time.
The United States has answered President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's plea for rockets that can strike deep behind the front lines of the nearly year-long conflict with Russia. Now Russian forces will need to adapt or face potentially catastrophic losses. The new weapon, the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), will allow Ukraine's military to hit targets at twice the distance reachable by the rockets it now fires from the U.S.-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
Jimmy Kimmel sarcastically noted that conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is “hard at work” now that she's sitting on committees in the Republican-controlled U.S. House. Case in point: Her question this week to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro during a hearing on COVID-19 spending and potential fraud in the use of those funds. Greene, a close ally of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) who last year spoke at a white nationalist conference, asked about “drag queen story hour” events, a common target of right-wing ire.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y. called out House Republicans' efforts to oust Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn. from a prominent committee on Feb. 2, noting inconsistencies in their stances on racially motivated attacks.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide announced this week that they made clean hydrogen fuel from seawater without pre-treatment. Demand for hydrogen fuel, a clean energy source that only produces water when burned, is expected to increase in the coming years as the world (hopefully) continues to pivot away from fossil fuels. “We have split natural seawater into oxygen and hydrogen with nearly 100 per cent efficiency, to produce green hydrogen by electrolysis, using a non-precious and cheap catalyst in a commercial electrolyser,” said Professor Shizhang Qiao, the team's co-lead.
A mafia hitman who had been on the run for 16 years was arrested Thursday in France, where he had been working as a pizza chef. Edgardo Greco, 63, who authorities say has links to Italy's notorious 'ndranghetha crime group and was convicted of killing two people in the early 1990s, was arrested by French police in the city of Saint-Étienne in southeastern France. Described as a dangerous fugitive, Greco has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of brothers Stefano and Giuseppe Bartolomeo in 1991.
Through a small rocky hole, archaeologists could feel the air — could tell some unknown space lay just beyond their reach. The archaeologists in Spain were exploring the underground caverns of the Cueva del Arco when a particular spot caught their attention, according to a Friday, Feb. 3, news release from the University of Murcia. The spelunkers began to excavate, slowly and painstakingly, hoping they'd find something to make the effort worthwhile.
Japan's Honda Motor Co said it will start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co this year and gradually step up sales this decade, in a bid to expand its hydrogen business. Honda will target annual sales of around 2,000 units of the new system in the middle of this decade, the company said on Thursday, aiming to boost that to 60,000 units per year in 2030. The Japanese carmaker is seeking to expand the use of its new system not only for its own fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), but also commercial vehicles such as heavy trucks, as stationary power stations and in construction machinery.
Bill Gates told the BBC he does not think traveling to Mars is a good use of money. "You can buy measles vaccines and save lives for $1,000 per life saved," Gates explained. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he'd rather pay for life-saving vaccines than spend money going to Mars, commenting on how his priorities differ from one of the other richest men on Earth.
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As Canadian homeowners grapple with the Bank of Canada's flurry of interest rate hikes, one in three say they won't be able to handle higher rates for long before they are forced to sell their homes. Thirty-five per cent of Canadian homeowners say they can handle the Bank of Canada's current benchmark interest rate of 4.5 per cent for an average of less than 10 months before they would be forced to sell or vacate their homes. The survey found that how long Canadian homeowners can sustain today's interest rates varies, depending on the type of mortgage or financing method on their home.
“Streaming is beginning to look an awful lot like the old-fashioned analogue TV it was supposed to replace.”
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”
“In the future, [streaming] likely will cost more, have a little less library content and cancel more shows more quickly.”
“Streaming is still a game of content … It’s not a matter of who’s spending more, it’s who’s spending smartly.”
“Streamers are retreating from any sort of creative risk in favor of humdrum, lowest-common-denominator shows.”