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Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer. They found the remains of another person, believed to be Scott Walsh, who was last seen stepping off a shuttle bus at the park's South Rim in 2015. The clothing had blended in with the surroundings, and the body was positioned in a way that made it almost undetectable, said park spokeswoman Joelle Baird.
Brian Laundrie, 23, and Gabrielle Petito had been on a cross-country trek together in a white 2012 Ford Transit Connect, documenting their “van life” via a shared YouTube channel. Florida police have seized the van Tuesday as part of their investigation. “On behalf of the Laundrie family, it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family,” he continued.
Jon Stewart admitted the mistake he made when Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president in 2015. Back then, the then-host of “The Daily Show” figured the reality TV personality was a comedic “gift from heaven. But in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, Stewart said he misjudged, failing to consider that Trump's “certainty, his ridiculousness, his shamelessness is what made him dangerous.
TikTok star Alexandra Blankenbiller, who died from COVID-19 in late August, used the phrase in a video from her hospital bed while explaining why she didn't get the COVID-19 vaccine. This phrase comes up constantly among people who choose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine — but why do they make a point to insist that they're not anti-vax? "For many people, the term 'anti-vax' has a highly negative connotation and carries substantial stigma in our society," Kaston D. Anderson-Carpenter, assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University, tells Yahoo Life.
The reason is that August's official inflation figures came in below expectations—thanks in part to the effects of the “delta” variant of COVID-19, which caused a slump in the prices of things like air travel and hotel tickets, and some weird looking numbers on housing (more on this below). Each year's Social Security COLA is fixed by looking at consumer prices for July, August and September and then comparing them to the prices during the same three months a year earlier. July and August of this year are running 5.9% ahead of the same months last year.
A man was killed, and two others injured Thursday in a brawl at a landmark cheesesteak restaurant in Philadelphia, authorities said. The fight occurred around 2:25 a.m. at Pat's King of Steaks in South Philadelphia, according to police. "We did find a trail of blood that stretched about 75-100 feet around the steak shop to where the victim finally collapsed and was pronounced dead," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
Twitter users are freaking out after discovering the existence of an abandoned McDonald's on an island in Alaska. The fast-food location, which has seemingly been untouched since the 1990s, is on Adak Island, a remote place in the Aleutian Islands, far out into the northern Pacific Ocean. The abandoned McDonald's, meanwhile, spread widely on Twitter thanks to a user named @RealJezebelley.
Your beloved Miami Beach house, which you purchased for $40,000 in 1928, is scheduled to be torn down. The new owners of your Florida refuge, who purchased it for $10.75 million this summer, told the Miami Herald that the house has flood damage and standing water under it. Now, Al, please don't grab your Thompson submachine gun.
Investing for the end of the world has been embraced by the uber-rich, many of whom exist in Silicon Valley. The so-called doomsday prepper community has been preparing for disaster, especially since the pandemic hit in March 2020. A Texas bunker producer, who makes millions selling doomsday shelters, said his pro-Trump clients often bring up their political views, citing President Joe Biden's administration as a reason for wanting to prepare for disaster.
Rivian vehicles have received certifications from three agencies, the final hurdle that allows the electric automaker to sell and deliver its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV in all 50 U.S. states. Rivian confirmed to TechCrunch in an email that the vehicles are fully certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. Bloomberg also reported that Rivian has received regulatory approval to deliver vehicles to customers.
Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield absolutely lost his mind Wednesday night when a veteran helping Americans and Afghan allies flee Afghanistan offered the mildest of criticism of former President Donald Trump. Joe Saboe, an Iraq War veteran who recently founded the rescue organization Team America, appeared on Stinchfield's eponymous Newsmax program to discuss his group's efforts in assisting those looking to escape Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. At the same time, he openly disagreed with Stinchfield's claim that the small number of Americans still stuck in Afghanistan constituted a “hostage situation,” largely blaming the issue on coordination problems between the State Department and Taliban.
A 50-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl behind an outbuilding in Spokane Valley. The girl told deputies she met the suspect, Terrence Kelley, Tuesday night and the two went into an access alley behind a row of businesses between Mansfield and Indiana avenues, according to a Spokane County Sheriff's Office news release. She told deputies Kelley gave her methamphetamine, which she had never taken before.
Inside the Democrats' forthcoming package of proposed social spending is a host of significant changes to how Americans might save for retirement in the years and decades ahead. The provisions – if enacted – would be one of the most impactful changes to the private retirement system since the SECURE Act was passed in 2019. Susan Neely, president and CEO of American Council of Life Insurers, supports the proposals and told Yahoo Finance that "the punchline is it will be a huge leap forward in closing the retirement savings gap which was a problem in this country pre-pandemic."
A Virginia high school teacher posted a TikTok video that said telling students to behave themselves in class falls under the definition of "white supremacy." "I stated that PBIS is white supremacy with a hug and a lot of y'all wanted to know more about that," the teacher said in the May TikTok video. "So, if PBIS concerns itself with positive behaviors, we have to ask ourselves, 'OK, well what are those positive behaviors?' And it's things like making sure that you're following directions and making sure that you're sitting quietly and you are in your seat and all these things that come from white culture."
Samantha Bee said Wednesday that Republicans “need to be honest” about why they're stoking anger about COVID-19 vaccines and mandates. Republicans aren't really afraid of them, said the “Full Frontal” host. They're just terrified of “the hate-filled, conspiracy-loving base they have cultivated.
A U.S. judge on Wednesday said former President Donald Trump cannot delay a lawsuit accusing him of defaming former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll after she claimed he raped her in the mid-1990s. In a one-sentence order, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan refused to put the case on hold while Trump appeals an earlier ruling he made. The order could let Carroll obtain documents and other materials from Trump during the appeal.
While white rice doesn't quite have the same healthy reputation as it's higher-fiber counterpart, brown rice, it can absolutely be part of a healthy diet. Here we breakdown the nutrition content of white rice and share the benefits of this versatile grain.
A man was verbally accosted and slapped at a pizza restaurant on the anniversary of Sept. 11 by a woman who said he was lying about being a Navy sailor. Photos dating back to 2020 show him at Naval Station Great Lakes, with the chief of the fire department he volunteers for also confirming his service. Nolte said the encounter began Saturday when the woman kept staring at him as he waited inside the pizza restaurant.
A woman who had a dog tethered to her waist with a leash was dragged to death by a train in San Francisco, transit officials said Tuesday. The woman had boarded a Bay Area Rapid Transit train at Powell Station with her dog and as the doors were about to close she stepped out but the dog stayed on the train. As the train took off, she was dragged, pulled onto the tracks and killed Monday, BART officials said in a statement.
Two children were found abandoned along the Mexico border in Texas and a note was left with them, officials said. U.S. Border Patrol agents on the Rio Grande spotted an “unusual color” along the riverbank Tuesday and discovered the children, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A note left under a baby carrier revealed the children are siblings from Honduras, officials said.
There was a lot to like in Austin when Kevin Longley moved there a month and a half ago from Maryland's Montgomery County. In July, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning government entities, including public schools, from requiring masks or vaccination (the Texas Supreme Court denied his request last month), despite the state's rising death toll: more than 6,000 Texans have died of covid-19 in the past month. On Sept. 1, legislation allowing Texans to carry a handgun in public without a permit or the background check and training the state previously required went into effect.
A 64-year-old fugitive walked into a Sydney police station to give himself up almost 30 years after he used a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from prison, police said on Wednesday. Darko Desic decided to go back to prison because Sydney's COVID-19 lockdown made him jobless and homeless, media reported. Desic surrendered at Dee Why Police Station at Sydney's fashionable northern beaches on Sunday morning and was denied bail when he appeared in a downtown court on Tuesday charged with escaping from lawful custody in 1992, a police statement said.
A mayor in Ohio told all five local school board members to resign during a board meeting or face charges over class material for high schoolers he deemed "child pornography." "It has come to my attention that your educators are distributing essentially what is child pornography in the classroom," Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert told the Hudson Board of Education during a meeting on Monday. Shubert's comments came in response to writing prompts found in a book called "642 Things to Write About," which had been distributed to some high school students who were taking a college credit course.
Caitlyn Jenner has so far received 1.1% of the vote in the California gubernatorial recall election. Despite her near-universal name identification, Jenner struggled to gain traction with voters. Caitlyn Jenner entered this year's California gubernatorial recall election with near-universal name recognition and a burning desire to take down Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, branding herself as a "compassionate disrupter" who would "save" the Golden State from its liberal excesses.
A northern Indiana woman convicted of murder in the strangulation death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Amanda Carmack, of Gas City, was sentenced during a hearing Wednesday. A jury convicted her last month on murder, strangulation, neglect and battery charges in the killing of Skylea Carmack.
“It’s time for a late-stage empire to sober up a bit and refocus on building a functioning nation-state here on the home front.”
“The response to evil abroad cannot be to throw up our hands. Failure is not inevitable.”
“The United States keeps insisting that it must do that which it cannot do.”
“When the U.S. blames others, it doesn’t recognize its mistakes, so it repeats them.”
“Nothing has been resolved, no lessons have been learned, no meaningful assessment of the war on terror has been passed.”