A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn't alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska's Kiska Island, on Sept. Two other Chinese naval ships and four Russian naval vessels, including a destroyer, were spotted in single formation, the patrol boat, known as a cutter called Kimball, discovered.
MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, 23:50 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine has said that the actions of the Russian army in Donetsk Oblast are prime examples of the most cynical murders of their own soldiers, and that the mobilisation in the Russian Federation was mainly a way to gain new cannon fodder. Source: President Zelenskyy's video address Quote: "The situation is particularly challenging in Donetsk Oblast. We are doing everything to curb the enemy activity.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has taken Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to task over the anti-LGBTQ+ politician flying asylum seekers from Texas to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Obviously, there are issues with the border and with migration, but these are the kinds of stunts you see from people who don't have a solution,” Buttigieg said in an interview with journalist Evan Smith at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival. His comments drew applause from the audience.
Thousands of Russians have fled into Mongolia across its northern frontier in a bid to evade conscription to Ukraine, putting further pressure on the government in Ulaanbaatar and its efforts to distance itself from the conflict. Russians were forced to queue for hours at the border crossing at Kyakhta in the ethnic Mongol province of Buryatia, but said they had little choice after President Vladimir Putin announced a "partial mobilisation" of 300,000 soldiers aimed at repelling a counter-offensive in Russian occupied Ukraine. "My country has started partial mobilisation and I think it is negatively affecting society," said one.
Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is pushing alternative facts again. During an appearance on Fox News on Monday, the notoriously dishonest Donald Trump ally attacked Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman for his outspoken stance on cannabis legalization. As lieutenant governor of the state, Fetterman last year flew pro-marijuana and rainbow flags from the balcony of his office, rankling Republicans.
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei disclosed on Monday that he attended a series of confidential meetings with European and American leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week. The foreign minister of Belarus, a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin's even as Russia wages war in Ukraine, declined to elaborate on the substance of the meetings. Makei only alluded vaguely to the idea that the meetings would be damaging to the United States should their contents leak out into the public eye.
A Burger King employee posted a fed-up TikTok after a customer allegedly told her that her uniform was “too distracting” for the woman's husband. In this case, the Burger King employee, who goes by @rockefeller.o and Lala on the app, explained that she received the complaint while she was working. Lala then showed off her uniform in the video, which was a collared Burger King shirt and black jeans, before she flipped off the camera.
A Brooklyn man who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 has been identified as the recipient of a mysterious nine-second phone call from the White House placed during the riot. Anton Lunyk, 26, of Midwood, Brooklyn, admitted joining the attack with two buddies and is the owner of the phone to which someone at the White House briefly called during the riot, CNN reported Monday. The mystery call was revealed by former Jan. 6 committee staffer and ex-Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., in an interview on CBS News' “60 Minutes“ on Sunday.
ALONA MAZURENKO – MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, 21:55 Andrii Yusov, spokesman for the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, said that the ministry's hotline has received many calls from Russians who had recently been called up and who are now asking how to surrender to Ukraine. Source: Yusov on the 24/7 national joint newscast Quote: The hotline has received a lot of calls from Russians who were called up recently, and even from some who have even been called up yet. They're calling and asking 'What should I do if I get called up?
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that Ukraine had received sophisticated air defence systems from the United States. It was the first acknowledgment that Ukraine had received the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), long sought by Kyiv and whose shipment was approved by Washington last month. "We absolutely need the United States to show leadership and give Ukraine the air defence systems.
Donald Trump once said New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman was like his "psychiatrist." Haberman said that while Trump treats many people like his psychiatrists, "almost no one really knows him." Haberman covered Trump's presidency extensively and interviewed him for her forthcoming book.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) all but admitted this week that he doesn't care about enacting policy if the GOP wins back the House in the 2022 mid-term election. Instead, the Donald Trump-adoring Florida Republican said control of the chamber should be primarily used to settle scores with Democrats. Gaetz, appearing on Steve Bannon's “War Room” podcast, called on Republicans to “open up every vector of attack” on Democrats as he echoed other GOP calls for the impeachment of President Joe Biden and senior members of his administration, for unspecified reasons.
A Kentucky man who killed three fellow students and wounded five others when he was 14 years old will have to spend the rest of his life in prison without another opportunity to seek parole, the Kentucky Parole Board voted Monday. Michael Carneal, now 39, told parole board members last week that he would live with his parents and continue his mental health treatment if they agreed to release him. He admitted that he still hears voices like the ones that told him to steal a neighbor's pistol and fire it into the crowded lobby of Heath High School in 1997.
Legendary former pro-surfer Chris Davidson is believed to be the victim of a lethal attack in a country bar in the Australian state of New South Wales. Davidson was reportedly punched in the face outside of South West Rocks Country Club in South West Rocks on Saturday around 11 p.m., causing Davidson to fall and hit his head on the pavement. The attacker is alleged to be Grant Coleman, the brother of NSW Waratahs head rugby union coach, Darren Coleman, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Super Typhoon Noru, known locally as Karding, brought wind gusts of up to 240 km/h (150 mph) to the Polillo Islands, Philippines, on September 25, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. Noru made landfall near Burdeos, Quezon, on the east of the islands, according to PAGASA. The super typhoon is set to bring heavy rain, severe maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph), widespread flooding, and coastal inundations to the capital of Manila, as well as central provinces including Quezon, Calabarzon, and Luzon.
Two years ago, Claira Janover lost a job offer with Deloitte after a TikTok went viral. Janover told Insider that far-right Trump supporters doxxed and harassed her over an "All Lives Matter" analogy. While Janover said she isn't happy about the experience, it's given her new opportunities and perspective.
But in recent years a growing number of state supreme courts — including North Carolina's, earlier this year — have started cracking down on partisan gerrymandering. This case seeks to put a stop to that, by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to ban state courts from ruling on anything related to federal elections. In addition to gerrymandering, that could also affect issues like voter ID, felon voting rights or the rules for early voting, mail-in voting and more.
KYIV, Ukraine (Reuters) -Ukrainians who help Russian-backed referendums to annexe large swathes of the country will face treason charges and at least five years in jail, Ukraine's presidential adviser said, as voting in four regions entered its last day. "We have lists of names of people who have been involved in some way," presidential adviser Mikhailo Podolyak said in an interview with Swiss newspaper Blick. Podolyak said Ukrainians who were forced to vote would not be punished.
The US, China's primary rival, has the second-largest navy in the world, with 296 ships, per a 2022 report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Though it is smaller than China's People's Liberation Army Navy, the US Navy is still widely considered the most powerful in the world today given its presence, partnerships, experience, and technology. China, though, is determined to build a world-class military able to fight and win wars.
Russia's “partial mobilization” cast another shadow on the already dire situation its Armed Forces are facing in Ukraine. The situation is so grotesque that even Russian President Vladimir Putin's biggest cheerleaders find themselves trashing the way the mobilization is being conducted. Top pro-Kremlin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov and head of RT Margarita Simonyan spent much of the broadcast of the state TV show Sunday Evening With Vladimir Solovyov complaining about the issues with the mobilization. Simonyan added that after listening to Putin's announcement and the follow-up message from Russia's Defense Ministry, she was under the impression that only people with prior military experience were subject to mobilization—but that's not what happened.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that Russian soldiers who die in the war against Ukraine will be cleansed of all their sins, days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the country's first mobilisation since World War Two. Patriarch Kirill is a key Putin ally and backer of the invasion. He has previously criticised those who oppose the war and called on Russians to rally round the Kremlin.
Dash camera video captured an impressive display of athleticism from a panicked deer inches from disaster in Michigan. A state trooper was driving at night along a road near the town of St. Joseph, in southwest Michigan, when a small group of deer suddenly burst out of the treeline, video shared Sept. 22 by the Michigan State Police shows. For a split second, the sedan seems to be in the clear — then headlights reveal another deer running into the road, directly toward the vehicle, video shows.
Reps. Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney spoke out Sunday about their Capitol-riot investigation. Two of the most senior members of the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, said they believed President Donald Trump committed wrongdoing in relation to the riot but said that the committee would act unanimously when it decided whether to refer the former president for prosecution. Reps. Adam Schiff, a Democratic member of the committee, and Liz Cheney, a Republican, discussed the investigation in separate interviews over the weekend.
The New York attorney general's lawsuit against Donald Trump last week revealed new details about the former president's finances, but a Congressional probe could soon unveil additional documents that he's long been trying to shield from public view. The accounting firm Mazars Group, which handled Trump's account for decades, has handed over some of its documents to both Congress and the New York attorney general's office, potentially providing new revelations after six years of delay. The documents from 2014-2018, which Mazars is providing to comply with a legal settlement, could shed light on potential conflicts of interest.
“A mass student loan forgiveness scheme is an essential policy correction to a worsening social crisis.”
“There is no possible definition of ‘need’ in which college graduates in the United States of America would rank first.”
“A lot of working-class people carry a lot of student debt.”
“This is a college graduate bailout paid for by plumbers and FedEx drivers.”
“A comprehensive student-loan debt-cancellation program will have a valuable economic upside.”