Joe Petito, whose 22-year-old daughter went missing on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé, made a heartfelt plea for assistance.Family lost contact with her in August »
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.
Six months after a 7-year-old girl's hair was cut by a school worker without her parent's permission, her father has sued the Michigan school district. Jimmy Hoffmeyer seeks $1 million from Mount Pleasant Public Schools, alleging it violated his biracial daughter's constitutional rights. Two staffers at Ganiard Elementary School were also named in the lawsuit, in which the father makes racial discrimination and ethnic intimidation accusations.
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.
A South Texas teen who said he killed his family and posted graphic images of their bodies on social media killed himself after officers found him at his home, authorities said Thursday. The Aransas Pass police and San Patricio County sheriff's office say they started investigating after being alerted to the images on social media. They say the teen, identified as 15-year-old William Quince Colburn III, had also threatened to continue the violence at a school.
Chris Hemsworth's ripped arms were iconic in his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth says he achieved these results by using blood flow restriction in his arms. This technique can help boost muscle size, endurance, and recovery.
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.
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 teenage city council member in Morgan County, Alabama, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after railing against mask mandates said he's now battling coronavirus-related pneumonia in the hospital. “I am still shallow in breathing but my oxygen remains okay for now,” Decatur City Councilman Hunter Pepper, 19, wrote on Facebook Thursday. On Wednesday, Pepper—who's repeatedly slammed mask mandates and refused to get vaccinated— said that he took two rapid tests and a PCR test for the coronavirus after he started to feel sick on Monday.
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.
"Why don't we just get up to the Supreme Court directly?" he asked, per the book. As President Donald Trump realized last year that he was on the brink of losing the November election, his lawyers had to explain to him that being angry about the results was not enough of a reason to file lawsuits, a new book says. The conversation took place on November 6, three days after Election Day and the day before major news outlets and television networks projected Joe Biden as the winner.
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.
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.
A real electric pickup truck has been a long time coming. Sure, we've had a couple in the past, made in small numbers and mostly limited to fleet purchases, but a modern EV that regular drivers would consider buying over a gas-powered Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado? While MotorTrend gave a glowing review of the electric truck in their exclusive coverage, the jury is still out on whether the vehicle lives up to the hype and can match the performance of the EVs produced by Tesla, Rivian's logical analogue.
A 56-year-old St. Paul man was arrested and a second man is being sought in connection with the quadruple murder discovered Sunday in a western Wisconsin cornfield, the Dunn County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. Darren Lee McWright (Osborne) was arrested by the St. Paul Police Department after Dunn County issued warrants. The second man, Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38, is believed to be in the Twin Cities area, according to the sheriff.
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.
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.
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.
A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain's head of state. Philip died in April at the age of 99 after more than seven decades of marriage to the queen. Wills are usually public documents in Britain, but for almost a century it has been customary for the wills of senior royals to be sealed on the order of the High Court.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made the unprecedented move of shutting down six ports of entry with Mexico following a surge of migrants crossing illegally into the United States, but then reversed an hour later, saying that the Biden administration had changed course and refused to shut the crossings. Earlier in the day, Abbott, a Republican, had said that he had directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to shut down six points of entry on the southern border to "stop these caravans from overrunning our state." “The sheer negligence of the Biden Administration to do their job and secure the border is appalling," he had said in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner Thursday afternoon.
Hawaii's famous Haiku Stairs, known as the "Stairway to Heaven," will be removed due to illegal trespassing and injuries at the site that have led to hefty costs. The stairs, built by the U.S. Navy in the 1940s, are now known to lead the best views in Hawaii, despite being closed to the public for over 30 years. In a recent meeting of the Honolulu City Council, the council unanimously voted to remove the stairs, due to soaring security costs.
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.
Jimmy Kimmel said California Republican recall candidate Larry Elder took a page out of Donald Trump's playbook by claiming the election was fraudulent before it even happened. “This is the new thing for Republicans,” Kimmel said Tuesday night. “Guys, I get it,” Kimmel said, then he summed it up in five words: “You're losers, and you're embarrassed.”
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.
Amid a major student loan debt crisis in the U.S., a new report by the Texas Public Policy Foundation found that some degrees cost tens of thousands of dollars more than others. The report — which uses new data released by the Department of Education (ED)'s College Scorecard to examine typical college debt by credential and program — contributes to a burgeoning trend of transparency that's aimed at scrutinizing the cost of tuition generally. The analysis "is really quite revolutionary because up until now, everything had just been institution level," Andrew Gillen, senior policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, told Yahoo Finance.
“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.”