A Californian is going viral after sharing the biggest culture shocks she faced after moving to Iowa. The clip comes courtesy of Katie Bishop (@katphishhbishh), a podcaster and CRNA student now living in Iowa. Her video, about the most surprising differences between her old state and new one, now has over 800,000 views.
Charles Hew Crooks, the pilot who reportedly jumped to his death from a damaged plane on July 29, was so upset with a mishap earlier in the flight that he opened a cockpit window and may have become sick, the pilot of the craft told investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB released its preliminary report on the incident Tuesday. It describes information the NTSB has gathered, but does not draw any conclusions.
President Joe Biden wiped $3.9 billion from the student loan records Tuesday. More than 200,000 former students, who still owe on a federal student loan from their time at ITT Technical Institute will see their loan balances cleared, whether they've applied for forgiveness or not. This brings the total amount of loan discharges under Biden to nearly $32 billion and leaves many wondering what more could be forgiven or at least if payments will remain on pause.
American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying. Neither American nor the manufacturer Boom Supersonic would provide financial details Tuesday, including the amount of American's deposit. American, which also took options for 40 more Boom Overture planes, becomes the second U.S. customer for Boom after a similar announcement last year from United Airlines for 15 jets.
Sheriff's deputies and firefighters accused of circulating photographs of Kobe Bryant's body at the scene of his death have begun testifying in court. The NBA legend's widow, Vanessa Bryant, sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in September 2020 over allegations that employees took and shared cellphone images of the crash site where her husband and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, died on Jan. 26, 2020. Kobe and Gianna were among the nine people killed in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
A former senior intelligence official with firsthand knowledge told NBC News that Trump did indeed tweet a highly classified image taken by a secret spy satellite, as many experts suspected at the time. And in doing so, the official and others said, Trump gave U.S. adversaries keen insights into the U.S. capabilities to spy from above. The president tweeted a picture of an Iranian missile launch site that showed a failed ICBM test launch that everybody acknowledged was a highly classified picture taken from space,” former national security adviser John Bolton, who was in Poland when it happened, told NBC News Monday.
A once-prominent neurologist convicted last month of sexually abusing patients killed himself Monday at a New York City jail, two people familiar with the matter said. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 68, was found unresponsive in a shower area at the Eric M. Taylor Center, a jail at the notorious Rikers Island complex, the people said. Cruciani's lawyer, Frederick Sosinsky, confirmed in a statement that his client had died, but not the manner of death.
And while this contributor will address that narrative below, there is another narrative that needs clarifying: The flood of July 28, 2022 was not a natural disaster.To imply this flood, along with so many other weather-borne catastrophes plaguing our world, is a natural disaster is to say three things: We don't know why it happened, we don't know how it happened and we don't know how to prevent the next one. But we do know the answers to these questions. We've known them for some time.
Legendary hockey star, Wayne Gretzky, has been served a massive lawsuit. The former Los Angeles Kings player and his wife, Janet Jones Gretzky, are being sued for multi-millions after promoting a weight loss gum. The couple have been promoting a weight loss gum called “Overeating Management Gum” aka 'OMG.'
NEW YORK (Reuters) -The long-time financial chief of former President Donald Trump's namesake real estate company is expected to plead guilty in New York on Thursday in a tax fraud case, a person familiar with matter said. Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg could be required to testify against the company, which is also charged in the case, the person said. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney's office, which is prosecuting the case, declined to comment, as did a lawyer for Weisselberg and a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization.
A snake researcher documenting a venomous cottonmouth turf war in North Carolina saw the tense fight turn goofy when a self-absorbed raccoon wandered into the water. Video posted on Facebook by herpetologist Frederick Boyce shows at least five adult cottonmouths (each 30 to 35 inches long) were in the water when the raccoon made the clearly unnecessary decision to join them. It is seen coming within a few feet of two entangled cottonmouths before exiting the mud without so much as a scratch.
Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, appeared Sunday on The Mehdi Hasan Show, where he addressed how some congressional Republicans are coming to the defense of former President Donald Trump. Following a search at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla., it has been reported that Trump had taken highly classified documents when he left the White House, which is illegal, even for a former president. Despite the fact that it was a legally executed search warrant, many members of the GOP have rushed to Trump's defense and denigrated the FBI.
Donald Trump left office in such disarray he omitted to return documents, per the NYT. The documents remained in his possession until the FBI took them in a raid last week. Former President Donald Trump omitted to return sensitive documents to the US government when he left office because he was so obsessed with settling personal grudges, The New York Times reported.
One man is dead and his sibling remains missing after jumping from the bridge made popular by the 1975 film “Jaws” over the weekend in Martha's Vineyard, authorities said. Rescuers resumed a water search Tuesday for a 21-year-old man who never resurfaced after he, his 26-year-old brother and two others jumped from the American Legion Memorial Bridge late Sunday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The other two people were rescued, said Adam Sansoucie, spokesperson for U.S. Coast Guard Station Woods Hole.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China's central bank unexpectedly cut a key interest rate for the second time this year and withdrew some cash from the banking system on Monday, to try to revive credit demand to support the COVID-hit economy. Economists and analysts said they believe Chinese authorities are keen to support the sluggish economy by allowing a widening policy divergence with other major economies that are raising interest rates aggressively. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it was lowering the rate on 400 billion yuan ($59.33 billion) of one-year medium-term lending facility (MLF) loans to some financial institutions by 10 basis points (bps) to 2.75%, from 2.85%.
Democratic strategist James Carville has a message for people who are doubting Merrick Garland: Just wait. People are like, well, but let's wait and see a little bit. And this is like the top of the first inning.
After that, at my next one-on-one, my boss said that he didn't know what was wrong with me, but that I needed to be medicated. What the fuck? I'm not allowed to disagree with people?"
America's tech giants are taking a modern-day crash course in India's ancient caste system, with Apple emerging as an early leader in policies to rid Silicon Valley of a rigid hierarchy that's segregated Indians for generations. Apple, the world's biggest listed company, updated its general employee conduct policy about two years ago to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of caste, which it added alongside existing categories such as race, religion, gender, age and ancestry. The inclusion of the new category, which hasn't been previously reported, goes beyond U.S. discrimination laws, which do not explicitly ban casteism.
A timber rattlesnake chubby enough to qualify as a speed bump was filmed blocking a hiking trail in Tennessee, and viewers on social media can't decide whether to be horrified or dubious. Photographer Sarah Buckner of Chattanooga says she spotted the venomous snake while hiking Saturday, Aug. 13, from the Mullens Cove trailhead to Snooper's Rock. “I almost stepped on it,” Buckner wrote on social media.
Conservative, third-term lawmaker Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who has become one of the faces of the anti-Trump movement after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, is heading into her reelection primary Tuesday night with a high likelihood of losing her seat. 'LIZ CHENEY IS THE LAST STOP ON TRUMP'S IMPEACHMENT REVENGE TOUR.
NASA engineers have completed final tests of the Space Launch System (SLS), clearing the way for the mega moon rocket to roll out to the launch pad today instead of Friday as originally planned. The space agency was able to move up the date for the rollout -- when a transporter-crawler moves the 322-foot-tall SLS from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center -- because it completed key tests of the rocket's flight termination system (FTS). The FTS is a critical series of components that ensure a rocket can be safely destroyed after launch in the case of a major failure.
A mother in Florida was arrested after deputies say she physically abused her tween daughter after finding sexual images on her phone. According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the mother was incensed after finding “sexually explicit” pictures on a juvenile family member's phone. According to widespread media reports, the family member was later identified as the suspect's 12-year-old daughter.
With the arrival of the 54th F-35 at Eielson Air Force Base in April, Alaska became home to the world's largest concentration of fifth-generation fighter jets. After a two-year buildup of the 354th Fighter Wing, there are now two squadrons of F-35s at Eielson in central Alaska. They join two squadrons of F-22s already stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson further south.
China's military said it carried out more exercises near Taiwan on Monday as a group of U.S. lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met President Tsai Ing-wen, who said her government was committed to maintaining stability. The five U.S. lawmakers, led by Senator Ed Markey, arrived in Taipei on an unannounced visit late on Sunday, the second high-level group to visit following that of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi in early August, which set off several days of Chinese war games. The Chinese military unit responsible for the area adjacent to Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theatre Command, said it had organised multi-service joint combat readiness patrols and combat drills in the sea and airspace around Taiwan on Monday.
“Like it or not, inside American politics, you’re on one side or the other. There is no in between.”
“Were a centrist coalition to arise in service of ‘bipartisan’ policy objectives, it would shift the political center of gravity.”
“Purported constituents for a centrist third party aren’t as large a group as is often imagined and aren’t really centrists, either.”
“A successful third party is one that integrates itself or its program into one of the two major parties.”
“Favoritism for party candidates is a tough mountain to climb … Americans prefer to vote for a candidate they believe can win.”