Jan 27 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that U.S. President Joe Biden had the key to end the conflict in Ukraine by directing Kyiv, but that Washington had so far not been willing to use it. "The key to the Kyiv regime is largely in the hands of Washington," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in a daily briefing. Moscow has often accused Washington of giving orders to Ukraine and of prolonging the conflict by supplying Kyiv with weapons.
DUXBURY − Two children, a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old, are dead and an 8-month-old was flown to a Boston-area hospital with serious injuries after they were discovered inside a Duxbury home Tuesday night. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said first responders rushed to the home at 47 Summer St. just after 6 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from a male resident. Cruz said the man reported the attempted suicide of an adult female resident who had jumped out a window in the home.
A marketing worker who beat up a 13-year-old boy after accusing him of pointing an air rifle at her boyfriend has been spared jail. Lavinia Pinner, 42, punched, kicked, scratched and bit the teenager while banging his head against a wall when she thought he was threatening her partner outside the boy's home in Cheshire. The teenager, who is known to Pinner but cannot be named, sustained multiple bruising to his arms and back plus cuts and scratches to his face, as well as bite marks to his elbow.
While scientists and philosophers had linked positive relationships and optimal health for decades, the Cacioppos and their research team were among the first to suggest positive relationships could be analogous to physical fitness. And just like you can't remain physically fit without exercising, social fitness--the ability to cultivate and maintain positive relationships-- withers without consistent effort. Social Fitness and the Loneliness Epidemic When the first Harvard study subjects were in their 80s, Waldinger and his team asked them to look back on their lives and share what they were proudest of.
Critics immediately reminded the Ohio congressman of McEnany's penchant for pushing falsehoods and defending the baseless assertions of former President Donald Trump. That's despite McEnany, who is now a host on Fox News, vowing to journalists during her very first briefing: “I will never lie to you. You have my word on that.
In interviews with 10 New Hampshire Republican Party officials and members, some of whom worked on Trump's 2016 primary campaign and all of whom have been staunch Trump supporters in the past, Reuters found only three who were sticking with him this time around - including the state chair, an influential Republican figure who is so enthusiastic about Trump he is stepping down on Saturday to help his campaign. The rest cited exhaustion with Trump's controversies, exasperation at the constant drama, and a desire to move on from Trump's loss in 2020 with a fresh face who they thought would have a stronger chance of winning in 2024. Trump's campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
During a press conference on Friday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said he has seen video of the Jan. 7 encounter between Memphis police and Tyre Nichols, who died three days later. Wray said what happened was "tragic" and that he was "appalled" at what he saw in the video.
Bryan Johnson, a biotech founder, aims to have the body of an 18-year-old, Bloomberg reported. Test results show that Johnson has the heart of a 37-year-old, according to the report. Bryan Johnson is 45 years old but, according to a new report, his test results show he has the heart of a 37-year-old and the lungs of a young adult.
The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple's wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal Thursday in his latest legal fight, involving his rejection of a request for a birthday cake celebrating a gender transition. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that that the cake Autumn Scardina requested from Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop, which was to be pink with blue frosting, is not a form of speech. Relying on the findings of a Denver judge in a 2021 trial in the dispute, the appeals court said Phillips' shop initially agreed to make the cake but then refused after Scardina explained that she was going to use it to celebrate her transition from male to female.
A van drives under the bridge that crosses East Grand Boulevard connecting sections of the abandoned Packard auto assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The gigantic Packard Auto Plant has been a 3,500,000-square-foot cancer in the heart of Detroit's Eastside since the brand shuttered the facility in 1956 — two years before the brand would also disappear. The city seized the rest of the abandoned factory from perpetually absent owner Peruvian investor Fernando Palazuelo, who failed to pay back taxes or do basic maintenance to secure or improve the site.
In recent time, the US saw its highest "quit rate" in 20 years, which led the Pew Research Center to survey workers about all the reasons why they're up and quitting their jobs. In all seriousness, though, the post reminded some of their previous (and current) jobs where treatment was/is comparable.
Russia responded with anger and scorn after Germany and the United States revealed that they would be supplying Ukraine with powerful, advanced battle tanks. The move was a “blatant provocation,” said Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the United States, ahead of President Biden's announcement on Wednesday afternoon that his administration would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine in the coming weeks and months. Germany said the same day that it was sending 14 of its Leopard 2 tanks.
On Jan. 19, the U.S. officially hit its debt ceiling, having spent all of the $31.4 trillion available for expenditures as allocated by the Treasury. In the days since, conversations have become heated about how the country will move forward to avoid a total spending freeze and a financial catastrophe. See: 2023's Housing Correction Could Be the Largest Since Post-WWII Read: With a Recession Looming, Make These 3 Retirement Moves To Stay On Track Find: How 2023 Recession Will Differ From 2008 and How You Should Prepare Differently Unless Congress acts before the impending June deadline, there could be grave effects.
Donald Trump, his real-estate company and his three eldest children have filed an extraordinary, nose-thumbing response to the $250 million fraud lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James in September, stating that "Trump Organization" is branding shorthand — not a legal entity — so it can't be sued. To the extent a response is required, Defendant specifically denies the definitions of Trump Organization and Defendants, reads Donald Trump's response to the lawsuit, one of 16 answers filed Thursday night.
A Nevada judge on Wednesday delayed a long-awaited hearing to determine whether former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs will stand trial in a fatal 2021 crash, saying it can't proceed until the case is properly assigned to a judge in the lower court. The decision came in response to a request filed Monday by attorneys for Ruggs asking the state judge to block Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman from presiding over the case. Until recently, Zimmerman had been overseeing all DUI cases in Las Vegas, including the case against Ruggs, as part of a specialty court program.
A large rattlesnake is giving people the willies on social media, after a photo revealed it was nearly impossible to find — even in broad daylight. The image was shared Jan. 21 on Facebook by Rattlesnake Solutions, the snake-catching service summoned to remove the venomous predator. “This is why I don't walk through heavy brush … and if I hear rustling down one path I take a different one,” Jennifer L. Humbert posted.
Under Kristen's new millennial boss, she feels she is a harder worker and a better employee who is not afraid to ask for help and make mistakes she can learn from. "I personally believe we have the mental health movement to thank for the trend of healthier workplace environments. Generally speaking, millennials are known as the first generation who have put themselves in therapy to better understand themselves and the potential reasons behind their own actions and the actions of those around them.
The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, who is among a group of right-wing Statehouse Republicans, told reporters earlier Thursday that she was being punished following an exchange she had with a legislative aide about vaccinations. Sen. Michael Rohl, the Republican lawmaker who initiated the motion to suspend Frye-Mueller, said in a statement that it was based on “serious allegations” and had been made to ensure the Legislature was creating a safe work environment for employees.
Ozempic is a medication that's designed to help manage insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes. However, it's recently gotten attention after a slew of people spoke out on social media about using the drug for weight loss. Ozempic, which is a brand name for semaglutide, is currently on the Food and Drug Administration's list of drug shortages, and many have pointed the finger at people using the medication off-label for weight loss as the reason it's hard to find at the moment.
John Durham used Russian intelligence claims to obtain a US citizen's emails, per The New York Times. Durham was appointed by former Attorney General Bill Barr to examine the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. John Durham, former US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, was supposed to be investigating the investigators, charged with looking into the origins of what former President Donald Trump often termed a "hoax": the FBI's examination of his campaign's dealings with the Russian government.
On Tuesday, the prosecutor in the state of Georgia spoke to a judge on behalf of a special grand jury empanelled in May to investigate Trump's alleged efforts to influence that state's 2020 election results. Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney and a Democrat who will ultimately decide whether to pursue charges against Trump or anyone else, said the grand jury had completed its task and decisions were "imminent." Trump asked Raffensperger to "find" enoughvotes needed to overturn Trump's election loss in Georgia.
Stephen Colbert said Facebook parent company Meta's decision to restore former President Donald Trump's account is “punishment for all of us. But there are some people who might be punished in an unexpected way: investors in Trump's struggling Truth Social platform, as well as the supporters who joined the website at his urging. The ex-president has an exclusive deal with his platform that's set to expire in June, and Colbert noted that he reportedly does not want to renew it.
The Abrams tanks that the United States intends to transfer to Ukraine are the modern M1A2, not the A1, which the US military has in stock, but they will also be stripped of their so-called secret armour, which includes depleted uranium. The M1A2 Abrams has more advanced optics and a control system than the A1, which allows for more accurate targeting, and a separate thermal camera for the crew commander, allowing him independent identification of targets in any weather and battlefield conditions. The new modification of the tank contains digitised control mechanisms, which allow machines to continuously and automatically exchange information, quickly track the location of allied machines, identify enemy positions and process artillery requests.
The Justice Department found Louisiana violated the U.S. Constitution by confining people in its custody past the dates when they were legally entitled to be released, adding state authorities were "deliberately indifferent to the systemic overdetention." "There is reasonable cause to believe that the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LDOC) routinely confines people in its custody past the dates when they are legally entitled to be released from custody, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment," the Justice Department said in a statement on Wednesday. The Justice Department said it concluded that the LDOC denies individuals' due process rights to timely release from incarceration.
“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.”