A body found floating in a river was identified by police as Illinois State University graduate student Jelani "JJ" Day, who'd been missing for nearly a month.'Our hearts are broken' »
One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public. In an interview with The Associated Press, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi dismissed outrage over the Taliban's executions in the past, which sometimes took place in front of crowds at a stadium, and he warned the world against interfering with Afghanistan's new rulers. “Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments,” Turabi told The Associated Press, speaking in Kabul.
While much has been written about Jan. 6 and Donald Trump's reaction while it was going down, Bob Woodward's new book, Peril, is giving readers more insight into what happened behind closed doors. The day was fraught with a lot of drama, and as we know, much of the burden of getting through to the president rested on Ivanka Trump's shoulders. When the insurrection took a dangerous turn on Capitol Hill, Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States National Security Council Keith Kellogg reached out to Ivanka to speak to her father to get the rioters to calm down.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene got into a shouting match with Rep. Debbie Dingel over abortion at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia accosted Democrats on the steps outside the House of Representatives over their support for abortion, prompting an eventual screaming match between the congresswoman and Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan. The exchange began as Greene exited the House chamber following the passage of the the passage of the Women's Health Protection Act, which would codify Roe v. Wade into law and ensure abortion access regardless of future Supreme Court rulings.
The father of three young girls who were killed last week in New Zealand said Thursday his precious angels had been ripped away from him in a loss he would carry for the rest of his life. Dickason wrote his thoughts in a letter that was read aloud by a reverend during a candlelight vigil that was attended by hundreds of people outside the family's home in the South Island town of Timaru. Lauren Dickason, 40, has been charged with murder in the deaths of her twin 2-year-old girls Maya and Karla, and their 6-year-old sister Liane, in a crime that has shocked New Zealand.
President Biden earned the ire of Border Patrol agents on Friday after endorsing the false claim that they were recorded “whipping” migrants who were attempting to cross the Rio Grande into Del Rio, Texas, earlier this week. At a press briefing Friday, Biden said the agents would “pay” for allegedly lashing the Haitian migrants — a narrative popularized by journalists on social media even though the video evidence shows no such thing. Border Patrol morale is suffering due to the administration's scapegoating.
Police on Friday said the gunman in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store that killed one and injured 14 others was a third-party vendor for Kroger who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They also identified the woman who died in the shooting as Olivia King. Friends told the Memphis Commercial Appeal, part of the USA TODAY Network, that King was a longtime resident of the area.
U.S. House of Representatives Democrats passed a measure earlier this week to fund the government through early December and suspend the nation's debt limit through December 2022, but the proposal faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where GOP lawmakers have vowed to block it. Republicans feel it is the Democrats responsibility to raise the debt ceiling alone using budget reconciliation, since that same method was used to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill earlier this year, Gary Cohn, former director of the National Economic Council, told Yahoo Finance Live on Thursday. “I think this is a tough debt limit discussion,” Cohn said.
A white man convicted of killing two Black men was found dead Wednesday after being moved to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to begin a life sentence, authorities say.
The Army has relieved a lieutenant colonel of his command after multiple women alleged that he had carried on affairs with them and lied about his deployments in order to keep them secret—but he hasn't been drummed out of the military. Richard Kane Mansir's double life was exposed by his girlfriends earlier this year, sparking an investigation by the Army, which said it had removed him from his supervisory post at Fort Eustis in Virginia based on “substantiated findings.” Army spokesperson Maj. Randy Ready told The Daily Beast that Mansir has not been discharged from the service and is now assigned to a different unit at Fort Eustis.
The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit engineering environmental organization based in the Netherlands, is attempting to remove as much of that plastic as is feasible. “Our strategy is really twofold,” The Ocean Cleanup CEO and Founder Boyan Slat said on Yahoo Finance Live (video above). The Ocean Cleanup has deployed three Interceptors in rivers in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Dominican Republic to keep plastic from entering oceans.
Kim Yo-jong said North Korea is willing to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War. Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, said the country is willing to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War if South Korea stops its "hostile" policies, the BBC reported on Friday.
The View was thrust into chaos Friday morning after panelist Sunny Hostin and frequent guest co-host Ana Navarro were asked to leave the set while live on air. Hostin, 52, and Navarro, 49, both tested positive for COVID-19 and were informed of their results while preparing to bring Vice President Kamala Harris on stage for an interview. As they leave, fellow co-host Joy Behar says, "Ana and Sunny have to leave, and we'll tell you why in a couple of minutes."
A woman with Down syndrome lost a court challenge against the British government Thursday over a law allowing the abortion up until birth of a fetus with the condition. Heidi Crowter, 26, and two others took the Department of Health and Social Care to court, arguing that part of the Abortion Act is discriminatory and violates the European Convention on Human Rights. Abortions in England, Wales and Scotland are allowed up till 24 weeks of pregnancy.
If you're of the opinion that all camping trailers look the same, you've obviously never seen a Bruder. The Australian-based company makes rugged military-like camping vehicles that can take on the toughest terrain in all seasons. In true Bruder fashion, the brand's newest model—the Bruder EXP-8 Off-Road Camper—is tough on the outside, but it's more like a luxury hotel on the inside.
Josh Duggar's defense team is arguing with prosecutors over photos federal agents took of his hands. Prosecutors said photos showed a scar on Duggar's hand that was also seen in images on his devices. Josh Duggar's defense team has been arguing with federal prosecutors for weeks over pictures of the former reality-TV star's hands and feet, which Duggar's team said should never have been taken.
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of starting a Northern California wildfire that spread rapidly, burning homes and prompting evacuation orders Thursday in a rural community, authorities said. Workers at a nearby quarry reported seeing a woman acting strangely and trespassing in the area in Shasta County where the Fawn Fire was sparked Wednesday afternoon, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement. Later Wednesday, Alexandra Souverneva walked out of the brush near the fire line and approached firefighters and told them she was dehydrated and needed medical help, Cal Fire said.
Brian Williams unleashed savage sign-off snark on his MSNBC news show Wednesday. Watch the video below. As he was closing out “The 11th Hour,” the host ran a clip from The Recount of anti-vaccine and anti-mask protesters sounding off at local board meetings.
In a statement, Trump said Cyber Ninjas' audit found "significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!" A spokesperson for the auditor contradicted Trump's claims: "It doesn't look like" there was fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page.
The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Vermont couple cannot be prosecuted in state court for drug violations with evidence seized by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The court, in a 3-2 decision, said the federal law used by the Border Patrol agent to search the Vermont car after it was stopped during a roving patrol just south of the Canadian border in August 2018 did not comply with the state constitutional guarantee against unreasonable searches. “Evidence obtained in violation of the Vermont Constitution may not be admitted at trial in a state prosecution because such evidence 'eviscerates our most sacred rights, impinges on individual privacy, perverts our judicial process, distorts any notion of fairness, and encourages official misconduct,'" said the majority decision, written by Justice William Cohen, who was citing an earlier case.
A few days into fall, the atmosphere has just pressed shuffle, and this pattern change playlist is coming to a city near you. Not one but two troughs will steer low-pressure systems towards British Columbia. Several stations in British Columbia are careening towards record rainfall; these systems might be the difference makers.
A 6-year-old died on a drop thrill ride at a Colorado amusement park, and investigators said ride operators didn't check her seat belt. Wongel Estifanos of Colorado Springs died of “multiple blunt force injuries” after she fell 110 feet on the Haunted Mine Drop ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, McClatchy News reported. She was visiting the park while on vacation with her family over Labor Day weekend.
A fourth Wisconsin voter out of roughly 3 million who cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election was charged with election fraud on Thursday by a Republican prosecutor who is running for attorney general. Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney said the charge alleging that a felon voted illegally does not mean that the election won by President Joe Biden was stolen. The criminal complaint does not identify whether the person charged is a Republican or Democrat or who he voted for in the presidential election.
New Android phones already tend to use the EU's favoured port. Apple says the regulation will stifle innovation, and hurt consumers. Industry commissioner Thierry Breton sees it the other way round.
A father in Oklahoma City tackled a local pastor who was seen inappropriately touching his son at a bus stop, leaving the suspect with a cracked skull and a bloody mugshot. "There's hardly any words that are camera appropriate," witness Lisa Ward said of the incident. Oklahoma City Police arrested the suspect, Michael Coghill, on Wednesday, after he was recorded on camera touching a nine-year-old boy at a bus stop and was confronted by the boy's father, according to News9.
Donald Trump supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to review the 2020 vote count are preparing to deliver their findings on Friday, the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the former president's false claim that he lost because of fraud. Election officials in Arizona and around the country expect more of the same Friday from the review team they say is biased, incompetent and chasing absurd or disproven conspiracy theories. “Every time Trump and his supporters have been given a forum to prove this case, they have swung and missed,” said Ben Ginsberg, a longtime Republican election attorney and vocal critic of Trump's push to overturn the election.
“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.”