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The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's methods of the past. Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side of the square, told The Associated Press that four bodies were brought to the main square and three bodies were moved to other parts of the city for public display. Seddiqi said the Taliban announced in the square that the four were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police.
While much has been written about Jan. 6 and Donald Trump's reaction while it was going down, Bob Woodward's new book, Peril, is giving readers more insight into what happened behind closed doors. The day was fraught with a lot of drama, and as we know, much of the burden of getting through to the president rested on Ivanka Trump's shoulders. When the insurrection took a dangerous turn on Capitol Hill, Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States National Security Council Keith Kellogg reached out to Ivanka to speak to her father to get the rioters to calm down.
Gabby Petito's best friend Rose Davis said Brian Laundrie can survive in the wilderness. Davis told People that Laundrie once stayed in the Appalachian mountains by himself "for months." Gabby Petito's best friend Rose Davis says Brian Laundrie can survive out in the wilderness because he has done it before.
The grandpa rewarded her by giving her $60,000. Now the girl's mother is forcing her to split it with her sibling who hasn't helped at all. Decode and demystify Gen Z's latest online slang terms with In The Know's new glossary.
A prominent anti-vax doctor had her medical license renewed this month, the Ohio Capital reported. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny told Ohio lawmakers in June that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic. A prominent anti-vax doctor from Ohio, who pushed the false claim that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic, has had her medical license renewed, according to the Ohio Capital Journal.
Parsons praised Greene in his statement as an “America First superstar who has become one of the leading policy-influencers in our party today. He called working for her the “highlight of my professional career. Parsons was a gun-rights lobbyist in Georgia before he was hired by Greene, and he ran the nonprofit advocacy organization Georgia Gun Owners.
The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Vermont couple cannot be prosecuted in state court for drug violations with evidence seized by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The court, in a 3-2 decision, said the federal law used by the Border Patrol agent to search the Vermont car after it was stopped during a roving patrol just south of the Canadian border in August 2018 did not comply with the state constitutional guarantee against unreasonable searches. “Evidence obtained in violation of the Vermont Constitution may not be admitted at trial in a state prosecution because such evidence 'eviscerates our most sacred rights, impinges on individual privacy, perverts our judicial process, distorts any notion of fairness, and encourages official misconduct,'" said the majority decision, written by Justice William Cohen, who was citing an earlier case.
Just last week, a nearly-30-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department surrendered his badge rather than comply with the city's requirement that all employees be inoculated against COVID-19. A few weeks ago, a hospital in upstate New York announced it would have to “pause” delivering babies because of resignations among its maternity staff.
A Wisconsin deputy threatened to arrest a teenager over COVID-19 social media posts in March 2020. Amyiah Cohoon had posted about her experience with what she and her doctors believed was COVID-19. On Friday, a judge ruled that the threat violated Cohoon's first amendment right.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's Princess Mako is set to forego a one-off million-dollar payment for giving up her royal status to wed a college classmate, media said on Saturday, clearing the way for a marriage delayed for years by controversy over her fiance. The 29-year-old grand-daughter of then-Emperor Akihito and her former college classmate, Kei Komuro, announced their engagement in 2017. But the marriage was put off after reports of a financial dispute between Komuro's mother and her former fiance.
Brian Williams unleashed savage sign-off snark on his MSNBC news show Wednesday. Watch the video below. As he was closing out “The 11th Hour,” the host ran a clip from The Recount of anti-vaccine and anti-mask protesters sounding off at local board meetings.
Simone Biles has been busy on her Gold Over America tour, but the gymnastics GOAT just got a much-deserved day off. Simone shared some pics on Instagram of herself enjoying a little QT. Simone looks amazing in the pics, naturally, and it's kinda hard to miss the fact that her legs look super toned.
Firefighters take a lot of pride in washing and polishing their vehicles, not wrecking them. This is the kind of thing usually attributed to Florida man — but South Carolina is only a state away. According to Fox Carolina, the firefighter was responding to a call — although the Associated Press and other South Carolina outlets say that's unclear.
The hyperactive hurricane season of 2021 continues with Hurricane Sam, which is expected to rapidly intensify into a Category 4 hurricane in just two days. Sam — which strengthened into a Category 2 storm late Friday, the National Hurricane Center tweeted — is the 18th named system of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. It is one of the earliest 18th named storms to form, beaten only by last season, which was the most active hurricane season on record.
Trump wants to use executive privilege to stop information from being given to a Capitol-riot probe. The committee requested information from Biden's White House about Trump's behavior during the riot. Legal experts said executive privilege doesn't extend to former presidents.
Prime Minister Imran Khan sought to cast Pakistan as the victim of American ungratefulness and an international double standard in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. In a prerecorded speech aired during the evening, the Pakistani prime minister touched on a range of topics that included climate change, global Islamophobia and “the plunder of the developing world by their corrupt elites” — the latter of which he likened to what the East India Company did to India. It was for India's government that Khan reserved his harshest words, once again labeling Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government “fascist.”
A white man convicted of killing two Black men was found dead Wednesday after being moved to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to begin a life sentence, authorities say.
A few days into fall, the atmosphere has just pressed shuffle, and this pattern change playlist is coming to a city near you. Not one but two troughs will steer low-pressure systems towards British Columbia. Several stations in British Columbia are careening towards record rainfall; these systems might be the difference makers.
President Joe Biden sat down with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for important talks about the Indo-Pacific region. Biden recalled that soon after he was first elected to the U.S. Senate, he got a letter from a man in Mumbai who said his last name was also Biden. Later, as vice president, Biden was in India and recalled being asked by local press if he had any Indian relatives.
Friends of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie allegedly detected red flags in their relationship long before the fatal cross-country road trip. Before her death was confirmed on Sept. 21, Utah police responded to 911 call that reported an alleged "domestic problem" between the couple, with the caller saying Laundrie was "slapping" Petito. The 22-year-old blogger was seen crying in police body cam footage on Aug. 12, explaining she was "fighting" with fiancé Laundrie.
The Army has relieved a lieutenant colonel of his command after multiple women alleged that he had carried on affairs with them and lied about his deployments in order to keep them secret—but he hasn't been drummed out of the military. Richard Kane Mansir's double life was exposed by his girlfriends earlier this year, sparking an investigation by the Army, which said it had removed him from his supervisory post at Fort Eustis in Virginia based on “substantiated findings.” Army spokesperson Maj. Randy Ready told The Daily Beast that Mansir has not been discharged from the service and is now assigned to a different unit at Fort Eustis.
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of starting a Northern California wildfire that spread rapidly, burning homes and prompting evacuation orders Thursday in a rural community, authorities said. Workers at a nearby quarry reported seeing a woman acting strangely and trespassing in the area in Shasta County where the Fawn Fire was sparked Wednesday afternoon, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement. Later Wednesday, Alexandra Souverneva walked out of the brush near the fire line and approached firefighters and told them she was dehydrated and needed medical help, Cal Fire said.
Data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that during that period there were 2,103 extra death registrations with ischemic heart disease, 1,552 with heart failure, as well as an extra 760 deaths with cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke and aneurysm and 3,915 with other circulatory diseases. Acute and chronic respiratory infections were also up with 3,416 more mentions on death certificates than expected since the start of July, while there have been 1,234 extra urinary system disease deaths, 324 with cirrhosis and liver disease and 1,905 with diabetes. Alarmingly, many of these conditions saw the biggest drops in diagnosis in 2020, as the NHS struggled to cope with the pandemic.
A 20-year-old man who left his home in Waterford Township, Michigan, to go for a walk five months ago and never returned has been found dead, investigators with the Waterford Township Police Department said this week. Police located the body of Noah Kerridge in a heavily-wooded embankment of the Rouge River in Southfield on Wednesday, September 22, according to a press release provided to Dateline. The 2019 graduate of Linden High School was last seen just before 5 p.m. on April 19, 2021, leaving the apartment complex in Waterford Township, Michigan, where he had been living with his father, Keith Kerridge.
A fourth Wisconsin voter out of roughly 3 million who cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election was charged with election fraud on Thursday by a Republican prosecutor who is running for attorney general. Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney said the charge alleging that a felon voted illegally does not mean that the election won by President Joe Biden was stolen. The criminal complaint does not identify whether the person charged is a Republican or Democrat or who he voted for in the presidential election.
“It wouldn’t take much of an annual wealth tax to rescue the retirement system.”
“Privatizing Social Security — or at least letting individuals opt-out so they can escape the sinking ship — would be a huge win.”
“Congress could save hundreds of billions of dollars by modestly paring back the benefit formula for future wealthy retirees.”
“Raising the retirement age reduces the number of beneficiaries, thereby reducing the costs of the program.”
“Social Security as we know it needs to be abolished and replaced with a better system.”