Closing arguments at the Trump Organization's criminal tax fraud trial got off to a rocky start Thursday as a lawyer for the company was caught showing jurors portions of witness testimony that had previously been stricken from the official court record. The judge, Juan Manuel Merchan, admonished Necheles and halted arguments so she could remove any other precluded testimony from a slideshow she was showing to jurors. Necheles said she didn't intend to show any testimony that had been stricken as a result of a sustained objection.
Do we really need to say, 'don't hit golf balls into the Grand Canyon? That's what Grand Canyon National Park posted on social media one day after a social media influencer posted a video of herself golfing on the edge of the Grand Canyon's South Rim, east of Mather Point. In the video, which appeared on 20-year-old Katie Sigmond's accounts on Oct. 26, Sigmond hit a golf ball and subsequently lost most of her club when the driver's shaft flew into the canyon after the ball.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office told WJBF investigators responded to a home on Nellie Drive on Tuesday around 10:30 p.m. after they received reports of a victim of false imprisonment. Authorities told WJBF that a witness had seen the woman locked in a dog cage inside 32-year-old Shawna Sue Powell's home while he was there to pick up some of his belongings. According to WJBF, the witness told deputies that he knew two people inside the home were armed and that when he first arrived, one of the men pointed a gun at him due to not knowing who he was.
A motorcyclist was badly injured and the driver of a stolen SUV was killed in a horrific chain-reaction collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu near Los Angeles, when the Lexus SUV careened into a pickup truck, causing the pickup to spin and crash into the rider. The crash was captured in a dramatic video by the motorcyclist, Stephen Levey, who was recording his ride on a phone hanging around his neck. “All of a sudden, there's a truck coming at my face,” Levey told station KTLA.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration believes classic La Niña conditions could take hold in December, with below-average temperatures expected in the northern tier of the country and much of the South escaping the onslaught of Old Man Winter. A recently released outlook by NOAA depicted the probability of regions experiencing above or below-average temperatures and precipitation during the final month of 2022. Forecasters believe the cold air will stretch from the Pacific Northwest into the upper Mississippi Valley thanks to a series of high-pressure systems in Canada.
A piece of rock 'n' roll history, waiting to be dusted off in the New Mexico desert, could be yours next month. Elvis Presley's 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar is going up for auction in January. Presley bought the red-and-silver-liveried JetStar—then considered the jet of choice for celebrities and CEOs—in 1976 for $840,000, or about $4.4 million in today's dollars.
Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection again as an execution method to put Alan Eugene Miller to death. Any future effort to execute him will be done by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method authorized in Alabama but that has never been used to carry out a death sentence in the US.
A caretaker died at a hospital days after her patient's son beat her with a side table, Oregon authorities said. The 79-year-old patient called 911 on Nov. 13 to say her son, Benjamin Hershel Ritchie, 44, “assaulted her and her caretaker” in an unincorporated area of Washington County, according to a Nov. 29 news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived to find caretaker Clare Krill, 57, lying on the floor, according to the release.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn't wait long after his reelection to take another shot at The Walt Disney Co. — a powerhouse company the state has boxed this year. DeSantis, via his Twitter account, posted a clip from an appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight where he commented on a recent Disney town hall at which new-yet-returning CEO Bob Iger discussed the state's ongoing feud with Disney. quot;I was sorry to see us dragged into that battle, and I have no idea what exactly its ramifications are in terms of the business itself.
Sandra Brown is one of two employees accused of helping Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters allow a copy of a hard drive to be made during an update of election equipment last year in search of proof of the false conspiracy theories spun by former President Donald Trump. Brown, 45, pleaded guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor, but will not be sentenced until right after she testifies at Peters' trial next year so her performance on the witness stand can be considered. “There were things going on that I should have questioned and I didn't,” Brown told Judge Matthew Barrett.
An FTX user wrote to the host interviewing Sam Bankman-Fried at a New York Times summit. Sam Bankman-Fried apologized to an FTX user who said he lost $2 million after the crypto exchange went bankrupt. The controversial "Crypto King" was interviewed at the New York Times DealBook Summit on Wednesday evening, and one of his previous customers wrote in to demand answers.
Under New York law, prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney's office must prove that Weisselberg committed his many felonies “in behalf of” the Trump Organization, a clunky phrase that the judge overseeing the case has, in something of an understatement, called “a confusing area of the law. Ordinarily, when a company's financial whiz becomes a star witness against it, things are not looking great. But if the Trump Organization has any hope of an acquittal or a hung jury after weeks of embarrassing revelations, it rests on this phrase, which has set off fierce semantic debate.
Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause of the crash. A P-63 Kingcobra fighter was banking left when it struck a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber behind the left wing during the Nov. 12 air show featuring World War II-era planes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary findings.
In a fitting coda to a bizarre single term in office, Cawthorn wasted his final precious minutes on C-SPAN sounding the alarm on the death spiral of masculinity. “Our young men are taught that weakness is strength, that delicacy is desirable, and that being a soft metrosexual is more valuable than training the mind, body, and soul,” the 27-year-old said during his heated remarks. The fiery show of strength against the scourge of fragile lads apparently overwhelming U.S. defenses marked one of the rare instances Cawthorn has reared his head since losing North Carolina's primary earlier this year.
This is the moment two young sisters — ages 4 and 7 — and their pet golden retriever were reunited with their family after they were reported missing Monday night in Louisiana. Police said they do not have any further details to release at this time regarding their disappearance.
In science fiction - think films and TV like "Interstellar" and "Star Trek" - wormholes in the cosmos serve as portals through space and time for spacecraft to traverse unimaginable distances with ease. Researchers announced on Wednesday that they forged two miniscule simulated black holes - those extraordinarily dense celestial objects with gravity so powerful that not even light can escape - in a quantum computer and transmitted a message between them through what amounted to a tunnel in space-time. It was a "baby wormhole," according to Caltech physicist Maria Spiropulu, a co-author of the research published in the journal Nature.
Instead of hanging knee-raises and Russian twists, try crunches with resistance and anti-rotation resistance band holds, he said. Do crunches instead of hanging knee-raises Murphy never does hanging knee-raises, which involve hanging from a bar and bending at the hip to raise the legs with knees bent. "The hanging knee-up is not necessarily an ab exercise," Murphy said.
During Ukraine's counteroffensive this autumn, Ukrainian troops surrounded the city of Lyman. Lyman is an important hub in eastern Ukraine, and a larger Russian force was trapped there. Russian troops in Lyman and those who retreated took heavy losses, including an elite GRU unit.
A pregnant woman left in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner after how her mother-in-law treated her. For Thanksgiving, she prepared her own meal to bring to family dinner at her mother-in-law's. During mealtime, her mother-in-law told her she would heat up the plate but served her own cooking instead. Afterward, she discovered her mother-in-law had thrown the plate away.
On February 17, WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after less than one gram of cannabis oil was found in her luggage. A new report revealed that the prison where Griner resides is severely inhumane. According to CNN, Griner will remain at the IK-2 penal colony after losing her appeal.
A mother and her four children have been run over as her kids were getting off of a school bus by a driver trying to escape the police. The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City when police say they tried to stop a white Mercedes-Benz traveling along Flatbush Avenue. Instead of stopping, the female driver took off on Avenue J and went straight through several bus stops before hitting the family with her car, according to ABC News' New York City station WABC.
Florida has suspended backup quarterback Jalen Kitna indefinitely after his arrest on child pornography charges. “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the news involving Jalen Kitna,” a statement from Florida said. “These are extremely serious charges and the University of Florida and the [University Athletic Association] have zero tolerance for such behavior.”
New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange Tuesday after Shaheen shut down Cruz's questions for an ambassador nominee concerning allegations that then Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian officials to fire the country's top prosecutor in 2016. Cruz accused the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairwoman of "covering" for Biden after Shaheen prevented nominee George Kent from answering his questions during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.
Zhou Fengsuo was a Tiananmen Square protester who was jailed in China for a year. Zhou said he was in tears watching young protesters take to the streets to voice their anger. A man who helped organize the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and survived the Chinese government's brutal crackdown says Chinese President Xi Jinping is showing a "rare display of weakness."
The changes follow Bob Iger's return as Disney's chief executive officer. As he sets a strategic direction for the company, Disney said it anticipates changes in the coming months. On the first day on the job, Iger announced plans to restructure the Disney Media and Entertainment Division, a unit his predecessor created in October 2020 to centralize the distribution of content.
“Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”
“If you work…to install a Supreme Court that will eliminate constitutional rights, prepare to live with the electoral consequences.”
“Trump pretty reliably put his thumb on the scale for the riskiest and most flawed candidates.”
“The Republicans should have done much better on inflation and the economy. They lacked an effective and transparent message.”
“Where does Trump end and the far-right begin?”