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It wasn't even two weeks ago that Ford's VP of sales for the U.S. and Canada decided he needed to tell the dealer body to stop squeezing 2022 F-150 Lightning buyers for more reservation money. The shenanigans risk alienating the very important new customers of a very important new truck. Corvette Action Center reports that now Steve Carlisle, General Motors' president for North America, has done the same thing with the Chevrolet dealer body to stop the same kinds of antics happening with the 2023 Corvette Z06.
In a web exclusive shared by “The Daily Show” on Wednesday, the guy said he was “completely consumed” by the rallies, sleeping in his car for three months to attend them. It took me a long time to find myself again,” he told Klepper, “The Daily Show” correspondent who's been embedding himself among anti-vaxxers and Capitol-riot supporters. I feel like I just got out of a cult.
Nina Strohminger, a professor of legal studies and business ethics, tweeted she asked students what the average American makes. They did not do well. The tweet triggered a firestorm of responses, mostly along the lines that these students were out of touch.
Senate Democrats come up short on a last-ditch effort to change the filibuster rules in order to advance on voting rights.
The Trump Org valued a golf course in Scotland based on a media quote, per a legal filing. The firm said the the course was worth $161 million, five years after Trump bought it for $12.6 million. The Trump Organization based its $161 million valuation for one of Donald Trump's Scottish golf resorts on a quote a company executive gave to Forbes magazine, New York Attorney General Letitia James alleged.
Priced out of the housing market As an overheated housing market – marked by double-digit price increases, bidding wars and inventory shortages – puts the dream of homeownership out of reach of many ordinary Americans, manufactured homes are growing in popularity because their cost is roughly half that of homes built on a permanent site. Unlike a traditional site-built house, which is constructed at its final location using multiple teams of subcontractors, a manufactured home is built in an indoor facility and delivered to its location.
The widow and two sisters of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan are suing Alec Baldwin, alleging the actor exposed them to a flood of social media hatred by claiming on Instagram that one sister was an “insurrectionist” for attending former President Donald Trump's Washington, D.C., rally on Jan. 6 last year. The sister, Roice McCollum, protested peacefully and legally; was not among those who stormed the U.S. Capitol that day and, after being interviewed by the FBI, “was never detained, arrested, accused of or charged with any crime,” according to the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. The lawsuit comes as Baldwin is immersed in an ongoing investigation into the death of a cinematographer and the wounding of a director last fall after a prop gun the actor was holding on a movie set went off.
Wendy Poulsen wanted “a bit of peace of mind” when she installed a tracking device inside the trunk of her 18-year-old daughter's car, but she never imagined it would ultimately help catch her daughter's killer. Poulsen's adopted daughter, Dani, was discovered dead in her car on Sept. 1, 2019 from a fentanyl overdose, according to The New York Post. While the tragic death devastated Poulsen, the data collected within the tracking device was able to lead Minnesota investigators to Dani's drug dealer, Calvonzo Burnett — a man who was also eventually held responsible for selling a lethal amount of fentanyl to another teen, Jordan Knudson, who died in December 2019.
Dutch Faro was hiking near Pyramid Lake north of Los Angeles recently when he caught movement in his peripheral vision, prompting him to turn around. When he did, he came face-to-face with a charging mountain lion. “When I turned around and really got a look at it, I could tell it was a … cougar,” Faro told the Sacramento Bee.
It started when CNN's Jeff Zeleny broke in with a question that referenced concerns many Americans hold about the competence of government, after the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal and the recent shortage of testing for COVID-19. Zeleny's question opened the floodgates. Biden took to calling on reporters at random, and what started as a very traditional presidential news conference became something else entirely, stretching to nearly two hours.
Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport from Rutherford County, Tennessee announced she is retiring. Davenport faced criticism last year after reports she spearheaded policies for illegally arresting and detaining children. A Tennessee juvenile court judge who received backlash for routinely arresting and jailing children has announced she plans to retire this year.
What are the odds of catching COVID-19 after a night at the movie theater? Researchers behind the paper analyzed outbreaks and superspreader events and studied factors that hinder and aid the virus' spread, to design a mathematical model that takes many factors into account before giving a percentage risk of infection. Go into a crowded movie theater with poor ventilation and a mostly unmasked audience, and there's a 14% chance of being infected, assuming everyone in the room is silent before, during and after the movie, according to the study data.
Workers on Wednesday dismantled a towering statue of President Theodore Roosevelt from outside New York City's American Museum of Natural History. The "Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt," commissioned in 1925 and unveiled to the public in 1940, depicts Roosevelt on a horse, with a Native American man and an African man on foot at his side. The New York City Public Design Commission voted last June to remove it, the museum said on its website.
It is a recurring nightmare for many in the pandemic era — unintentionally having your computer unmuted during a remote work meeting and saying something extremely inappropriate or embarrassing. That nightmare became a reality for state Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, on Wednesday when she swore at her husband in an argument that was inadvertently shared with a Kentucky Senate committee on a livestream for all of the public to hear. "You made me miss roll call… because I couldn't unmute, because you were f---ing cussing," Harper Angel was heard saying in the committee meeting, drawing suppressed laughs from the committee audience and the senator testifying for his bill.
Fresno State basketball players Haley and Hanna Cavinder, who could earn close to or more than seven figures this year through Name, Image and Likeness endorsements, have landed an innovative deal with a new clothing company that includes a 25% ownership stake and one of three seats on its board of directors, according to Forbes. The company, Baseline Team, was founded with former Fresno State cross country runners David Vartanian and Mehdi Brahim and its main focus for now is basketball shorts. We gave them 25% of the company for a couple of reasons,” Vartanian told Forbes.
The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first USS Wisconsin before World War I. The U.S. Naval Academy Museum lent it to the state in 1988. The academy museum contacted state officials in March 2020 asking for the statue's return so it could be lent to the nonprofit Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, where the second USS Wisconsin is berthed as an exhibit.
A woman in China watched her dog destroy her house while she was away in quarantine. The woman watched from a surveillance camera as the dog ruined her wardrobe and furniture. A woman required to quarantine for 14 days amid a COVID-19 outbreak in the Chinese city of Xi'an saw her house turned upside down by her dog as she monitored her living room through a surveillance camera.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trending on Twitter after making an insidious comment related to voting rights, in which he implied African Americans are not Americans. After a vote to move the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to the Senate floor failed Wednesday, McConnell was asked by a reporter about concerns among voters of color. "Well the concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans," McConnell responded.
Like Felder, Tracy Jimenez had put off getting screened for cervical cancer but for a different reason: She didn't have health insurance. However, "I did keep going to the emergency room because of really bad back pain I was having," Jimenez, who was 46 years old at the time, tells Yahoo Life. "They told me I had sciatica in my back … They didn't check me to see if I had anything below so I had no idea what was going on."
Fox News veteran Geraldo Rivera on Tuesday ripped Republican senators for turning the Senate into “The Jerry Springer Show.” The Senate “used to be 'the world's most deliberative body,'” the conservative commentator wrote on Twitter. Rivera called out the “low-brow rudeness” from GOP senators like Rand Paul (Ky.) and Roger Marshall (Kan.), who both have launched unhinged attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert.
A hateful antisemite spat on an 8-year-old Jewish boy outside a Brooklyn synagogue, cruelly telling the youngster and his friends that “Hitler should have killed you all,” cops said Wednesday. The woman, dressed in an orange hoodie, black leggings and black Uggs, can be seen on surveillance video storming up to the boy and two other children on Avenue P near Coleman St. in Marine Park just after 12:30 p.m. Friday. The children were standing in front of the Kehal Tiferet Avrohom Ziditshov Orthodox synagogue, according to cops.
While memory loss could be the result of infection, depression or anxiety or other medical conditions, it may also be due to dementia. A recent study by the University of Exeter highlighted an early symptom of dementia that tends to be overlooked: apathy. Apathy or the loss of interest, enthusiasm or concern, is the "leading neuropsychiatric symptom of dementia" however it often goes unnoticed by families and in care.
Nate Fleming, a D.C. politician and Council at Large candidate, was at a gas station in the Northeast over the weekend when he was carjacked at gunpoint in a horrifying incident that was caught on surveillance video.
Tsantinis was admitted to a hospital in Southbridge after his daughter, Rona Tsantinis-Roy, realized he had become a lot sicker. "They called every hospital within 75 miles," Tsantinis-Roy said, adding that by the time there was a spot for him at a Connecticut hospital, he was too sick to be transferred. A short time later, Tsantinis-Roy and her brother, Andy Tsantinis, saw their dad, but it was to say goodbye.
A former Vermont legislator and House majority leader has died with the help of a law he himself helped pass that allows the terminally ill to end their own lives, his wife said. Willem Jewett died Jan. 12 at his home in Ripton at age 58, said his wife, Ellen McKay Jewett. In the days before his death, he supported changes to the 2013 law to make it easier for terminally ill people to navigate and get a prescription, VTDigger first reported.
“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.”