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.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Friday doubled down on his previous fearmongering over what freedoms “they” are apparently coming for next. First, they came for your guns.
“Today there is spare capacity that is extremely low,” Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said at a recent conference in London. “If China opens up, [the] economy starts improving or the aviation industry starts asking for more jet fuel, you will erode this spare capacity.” Nasser warns that oil prices could quickly spike — again.
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.
Video footage of a grisly highway crash in which a Kansas City woman was trapped in a vehicle dragged for miles underneath a semi tractor trailer, was released by Leawood police on Thursday as an investigation of the crash remains ongoing. The crash was captured by highway cameras set up by KC Scout, which tracks traffic patterns and hazards in the Kansas City metro. In the videos, a semi can be seen driving west down Interstate 435 as a vehicle is apparently being dragged under the semi's passenger side.
Passengers were told overnight not to turn up for flights after an airline collapsed. Flybe warned passengers in the early hours of Saturday that the airline was in administration. The airline had gone into administration previously, in March 2020, but was able to resume flights.
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.
BOSTON − The 8-month-old boy who was seriously injured inside his Duxbury home Tuesday night has died of his injuries at a Boston hospital, the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office said. His siblings, 5-year-old Cora and 3-year-old Dawson, also died. Friday), at approximately 12:30 p.m.
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 day after five Black Memphis police officers were arrested for their involvement in a Jan. 7 encounter with Tyre Nichols, who died three days later, civil rights attorney Ben Crump held a press conference. Crump, who represents the Nichols family, said the speed at which the officers were arrested should be a blueprint for all cases of alleged police violence, regardless of whether the officers are Black or white.
Criminal defense attorney and regular Fox News guest Brian Claypool was left utterly humiliated on Friday when he suggested there was no evidence that Paul Pelosi's attacker broke into his home—all despite the release of a security video showing exactly that. In fact, Fox News anchors had to air the actual footage of the break-in for Claypool, who had just appeared on the network the night before to discuss the impending release of the tapes. Debunking a slew of right-wing conspiracies about the brutal attack on former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Friday's release of the 911 call, police body-cam video, and security footage showed alleged attacker David DePape violently swinging a large hammer to bust through a door before entering the home through a broken window.
The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and other U.S. officials announced Thursday. Officials said the targeted syndicate, known as Hive, is among the world's top five ransomware networks and has heavily targeted health care. The FBI quietly accessed its control panel in July and was able to obtain software keys it used with German and other partners to decrypt networks of some 1,300 victims globally, said FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The Russian soldiers are taking away weapons from the combat zone; dozens of servicemen have already been put on trial for mishandling guns. Details: Since the beginning of the full-scale war in February 2022, at least 42 servicemen in Russia have appeared in court for the appropriation, storage, transportation and carrying of weapons, ammunition and explosive devices (Articles 222 and 222.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Judging by the published verdicts, the Russian soldiers bring the firearms found at the front back home or keep unused cartridges and grenades for themselves.
Former President Donald Trump said he would build an "impenetrable dome" over the US if re-elected as president, as he warned of the possible "catastrophe" of World War III. Trump claimed that nuclear threats are being made by other countries "because they have no respect for our leadership," appearing to reference Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies making threats about using nuclear weapons.
Dozens of people were injured in a massive traffic pileup amid snowy conditions in southern Wisconsin on Friday, which blocked Interstate 39/90 for hours, authorities said. Beloit Memorial Hospital said at least 27 people were treated for injuries sustained in the crash, WIFR-TV reported. State Patrol officials said snow, ice and whiteout conditions were factors in the crash.
A Rockdale County high school student will face criminal charges after attacking her teacher inside a classroom. Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes was at Heritage High School on Friday where a ninth grader was caught on camera getting into an argument with her teacher and attacking her. Channel 2 has learned that the teacher, who has not been identified, is recovering from a broken leg.
That's kind of a joke,” one RNC member told The Daily Beast ahead of the party's winter meeting in Dana Point, California, where Lindell made the final push. An ally of challenger Harmeet Dhillon called the Lindell bid “a complete sideshow” and said members would desperately try to avoid his calls. On Friday afternoon, the MyPillow CEO's campaign ended, after he was trounced by fellow RNC candidates Ronna McDaniel and Harmeet Dhillon.
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.
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.
Three more sailors stationed aboard Navy aircraft carriers undergoing refits have died by suicide in the past two months, with the latest death occurring on Monday. Cmdr. Robert Myers, a Navy spokesman, confirmed that a sailor stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington died at a private residence in Newport News, Virginia, on Monday. Military.com is not releasing the name of the sailor, because the Navy says family notification has not been completed.
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.
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.
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.
A jury has awarded an Oregon woman $1 million in damages after finding she was discriminated against by a gas station employee who told her, “I don't serve Black people.” The Multnomah County jury's award this week to Portland resident Rose Wakefield, 63, included punitive damages of $550,000. Wakefield's lawyer, Gregory Kafoury, said she stopped for gas at Jacksons Food Store in Beaverton on March 12, 2020, and saw the attendant, Nigel Powers, ignore her and instead pump gas for other drivers.
“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.”