More than 2,500 migrants have been arrested on trespassing charges under a program created last year by Gov. Greg Abbott. About 900 are still being held in state prisons.Lawyers are outraged »
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of African American and Diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University, appeared Wednesday on Don Lemon Tonight and addressed comments made on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Tuesday. Rogan's guest, psychologist and commentator Jordan Peterson, questioned Dyson's Blackness because he is fairly light-skinned. Peterson also questioned his own whiteness, trying to make the point that unless someone's skin is literally black or literally white, then that person should not be called Black or white.
Nine police officers in Tennessee opened fire on a 37-year-old man on Thursday afternoon after a confrontation on an interstate highway in Nashville. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the victim late Thursday as Landon Eastep. Samantha McGill-Barge, Eastep's sister-in-law, told The Daily Beast she was baffled that he was on the highway Thursday.
After a viral TikTok, iPhone users are discovering their device has one more button than they thought — and it can make their lives easier. You're using your iPhone wrong,” TikTok creator @ellyawesometech says, if you aren't utilizing the “secret button” on the back of your phone. The video, which reached 1 million views after one day, reveals an accessibility feature one user said “changed (their) life forever.
A Nebraska-based voting machine company told the Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin that it will not comply with subpoenas issued seeking a broad array of information. Attorneys for Election Systems & Software told former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in a letter dated Jan. 21 that it would not comply, calling the subpoenas issued last month a “quintessential fishing expedition.” Gableman has subpoenaed the mayors of Wisconsin's five largest cities, the state's top elections official, an immigrant rights group, ES&S and Dominion Voting Systems as part of his ongoing probe ordered after President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump in the battleground state.
More than five years after a North Carolina mother and her then-1-year-old daughter vanished, they were found safe just 20 miles away from home. Amber Renaye Weber, then 21, and daughter Miracle Smith were found at a home in Bunnlevel, N.C., Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals announced. Weber and Smith were last seen on Dec. 4, 2016, in Fayetteville and reported missing several weeks later on Jan. 31.
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called on President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris to resign. In a Fox News Radio interview, Haley said Biden should "step down and take Kamala with him." Haley also said she was worried the US would look weak on foreign policy at the Beijing Olympics.
Apple (AAPL) reported its Q1 earnings on Thursday, blowing away Wall Street's expectations with a historic quarter on strong demand for the iPhone 13 and services. Apple's stock was up more than 1% following the announcement. The company's revenue jumped some 11% in Q1 despite the ongoing chip shortage, which took a $6 billion bite out of Apple's revenue in Q4 2021.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has no heart of gold when it comes to Neil Young. The far-right lawmaker parodied the rock icon's “My My, Hey Hey” song to mock him after he demanded that Spotify remove his music. Young blasted the streaming platform for airing Joe Rogan's hugely popular podcasts, which regularly spout dangerous misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Almost 30 years after providing testimony that brought the powerful Gambino crime family to its knees, notorious gangster Sammy "The Bull" Gravano said he still has his regrets. Despite a dramatic betrayal that turned Gravano against "the family" and brought down powerful Gambino boss John Gotti for good, no regret loomed as large as the ones about his real family, said Gravano. "Being a gangster, actually in my life, was a curse," Gravano said, "and it did affect my family."
Russia would face massive economic consequences if it launched any kind of military intervention in Ukraine, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday. Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine but denies planning to attack its neighbour. It is seeking sweeping security guarantees from NATO including a pledge that Ukraine will never be allowed to join the alliance.
Amazon will shutter the third-party-seller program Sold by Amazon over allegations of price fixing. The company will also pay $2.25 million to settle the allegations. Amazon is shutting down its third-party-seller program "Sold by Amazon" after the company was accused of price-fixing.
Sharon Maddox, 41, admitted in a bond hearing Wednesday to bugging her husband, Chesapeake Police officer Sean Maddox, after she became concerned he was cheating on her last April. According to her lawyer, Kristin Paulding, the tape confirmed what Sharon suspected: that her husband was sleeping with a local 911 dispatcher. The recording might have remained secret forever if the dispatcher hadn't accused Sean Maddox weeks later of abducting and raping her on April 27—the day after his wife put the recording device in his car.
The most vulnerable members of the Wiyot Tribe were asleep the morning of Feb. 26, 1860, when a band of white men slipped into their Northern California villages under darkness and slaughtered them. “They're going to be at peace and at rest with our other ancestors,” Ted Hernandez, the Wiyot Tribe's historic preservation officer, said Tuesday after the repatriation was announced. The return is part of an effort by some institutions to do a better job complying with federal law that requires giving tribes back items looted from sacred burial sites.
That's on top of two years of solid growth where the category grew by approximately $5 billion. And while sales in the innerwear industry will likely decelerate in the first half of 2022 — thanks to supply chain headwinds and post-holiday consumer shopping fatigue — Mick said the momentum will likely pick up in the back half of the year. NPD is anticipating the category to grow by 3 percent to 5 percent each year.
Police officer arrested a DoorDash driver who was supposed to deliver food to a customer. So officer Sam Buhr decided to finish the delivery.
On November 1, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Every year on this date, the UN urges everyone to honor the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazism. Melinda Strauss is a mom and popular TikToker who documents her Orthodox Jewish family and way of life.
Canadian authorities believe the deaths of four Indian nationals found steps away from the Canada-US border are connected to a human smuggling scheme. Jagdish Patel, 39, Vaishailben Patel, 37, and their children Vihangi, 11, and Dharkmik, 3, died from exposure due to the frigid cold near Manitoba, Canada. Temperatures dropped to -35C (-31F) on the night the Patel family attempted to cross into the US on foot.
After two decades at Fox, Troy Aikman could be moving on. Aikman concedes to Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Sunday's 49ers-Rams NFC Championship could be Aikman's last with Fox. “It could be, yeah,” Aikman said.
Construction workers with heavy machinery have started work on Poland's border with Belarus on a $394 million wall to stop migrants pushed across by Belarus in what the European Union calls a “hybrid attack.” Reporters were allowed Thursday to see the work in the village of Tolcza, near the closed border crossing of Kuznica in eastern Poland. Border guards and the military patrolled as excavators and cranes prepared the ground for the metal wall that Poland's right-wing government says will serve the interests of all of the EU.
Former President Donald Trump is claiming that he can't find the supplies to produce his book. Trump said that he was told his publisher can't find enough paper, ink, glue, or leather to produce the book. Trump's book is published by Winning Team Publishing, a company co-founded by Donald Trump Jr. in 2021.
“Daddy was hitting mommy with a blue stick,” the 11-year-old daughter of a woman allegedly beaten to death in Long Beach said in a forensic interview with authorities. The stick was actually a blue concrete pipe, and the events that the couple's eldest daughter shared with forensic interviewers, along with other evidence, backed up what Long Beach police suspected all along: Robert Oshinski, 37, had allegedly killed his common-law wife, Ashley A. “Angie” Barbara. After hearing the evidence, it didn't take long for Justice Court Judge Dianne Ladner to find there was enough evidence to bound the case over to a Harrison County grand jury for indictments.
Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof traded the concrete canyons of Manhattan and the ritzy New York suburb of Scarsdale for his old family home, located on a dirt road in Oregon, to run for governor. Kristof has gone to the state Supreme Court to fight the Jan. 6 decision. During an interview at his farm on the outskirts of the tiny town of Yamhill (population 1,000), Kristof spoke with concern about the plight of neighbors he had grown up with after moving here when he was 12.
Bright red billboards have popped up in major cities on the east and west coasts, and down south to Texas, offering criticism in bold white letters. Next to these remarks is the culprit's name — Ohio, and a web address, OhioIsForLeaders.com . Anyone who's seen the billboards, or those just learning about them now, may be wondering: What is the “Buckeye State” getting at with these signs?
After applying for loan forgiveness, I was notified that payments made before 2007 do not count. Answer: “You can, seemingly, do everything right — work in public service and make your payments — and still not get forgiveness due to the red tape inherent in the system,” says Anna Helhoski, NerdWallet's student loan expert. For those unfamiliar, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program forgives the remaining balance on direct loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan — but even the Department of Education itself notes that this program has had flaws: “The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program is an important — but largely unmet — promise to provide debt relief to support the teachers, nurses, firefighters, and others serving their communities through hard work that is essential to our country's success,” it writes.
Norway's prime minister, whose country borders Russia and is a founding member of NATO, said Wednesday he believes it's “a sign of weakness” that President Vladimir Putin has to express Moscow's political views by an “extraordinary” military buildup. Jonas Gahr Støre said in an interview with The Associated Press that he calls it a sign of weakness because it's at the negotiating table where issues that matter to people should be discussed, not by “that kind of military demonstration,” and by pursuing Russia's interests where “the weapons will speak.”
“Cooking is the No. 1 way you’re polluting your home … You’re basically living in this toxic soup.”
“People (myself included) like cooking with gas! It’s one of the few energy uses that inspires brand loyalty to the fuel consumed.”
“It’s time to start making new buildings all-electric and switching out all those existing gas appliances, including gas stoves.”
“If you're looking for personal ways to protect the environment and your health right now, you have much bigger fish to fry.”
“Market-based solutions have not achieved their desired goals, thus new ways of thinking need to emerge.”