A little white pill has given Syrian President Bashar Assad powerful leverage with his Arab neighbors, who have been willing to bring him out of pariah status in hopes he will stop the flow of highly addictive Captagon amphetamines out of Syria. Western governments have been frustrated by the red-carpet treatment Arab countries have given Assad, fearing that their reconciliation will undermine the push for an end to Syria's long-running civil war. Hundreds of millions of pills have been smuggled over the years into Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries, where the drug is used recreationally and by people with physically demanding jobs to keep them alert.
A "tall, skinny alien creature with greenish color" that was about eight to 10 feet tall was reportedly hiding behind a forklift in a Las Vegas family's backyard after a potential UFO crashed overnight April 30/May 1. "I looked at it in the eyes, and my body just froze like having sleep paralysis," a witness, who didn't give his name, said in a YouTube video. "They're not human. 100 percent they're not human," he told the 911 dispatcher in an audio recording.
El Niño is officially here, and while it's still weak right now, federal forecasters expect this global disrupter of worldwide weather patterns to gradually strengthen. What is El Niño? El Niño is a climate pattern that starts with warm water building up in the tropical Pacific west of South America.
Counterattacking Ukrainian forces have advanced up to 1,400 metres at a number of sections of the front line near the eastern city of Bakhmut in the past day, a military spokesman said on Saturday. The advance is the latest in a series of similar gains reported this week by Kyiv near Bakhmut, which Russia said it had fully captured last month after the bloodiest and longest battle since it began its full-scale invasion in February 2022. Serhiy Cherevaty, the official, said in televised comments that Russian forces were themselves trying to counterattack but that they had not been successful.
A Florida man almost lost his leg — and could have died — from a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection, which developed after he was bitten in the thigh during a family fight. Donnie Adams, a 53-year-old funeral assistant from the Tampa suburb of Riverview, went to the emergency room in mid-February to treat a bump the size of a dollar coin on his upper left thigh. He was sent home with a tetanus shot and antibiotics, but the injury got worse over the next few days, becoming red, swollen and painful to the touch.
A Russian swimmer was eaten by a tiger shark in the Red Sea in an attack that his father, who was watching on helplessly, described as looking like a “meat grinder”. Video footage online showed the entirety of Thursday's attack, in which 23-year-old Vladimir Popov repeatedly called out for his “papa” as he attempted to swim away from the shark. At one point, he seemed to wrestle with the animal but was flipped upside down, his legs flailing in the air.
A police officer who rushed into a high school building during the 2018 Parkland shooting testified Friday that a sheriff's deputy outside confirmed that the shooter was upstairs. The former Broward County deputy, Scot Peterson, is on trial for failing to confront the shooter who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He has insisted since he spoke to investigators two days after the massacre that he couldn't tell where the gunshots were coming from, and that he thought they may have been fired outside.
This week, Texas beachgoers along the Gulf Coast may have observed a startling sight along the coastlines: possibly thousands of dead fish washed up on the sand. One couple walking along Quintana Beach near Freeport, observed fish that were scattered for miles down the coast, according to CNN affiliate KSAT. “Was hoping to take advantage of the flat surf and catch a quick limit of speckled trout, but things didn't go as planned, unfortunately!” said Darrell Schoppe, who posted a video of the fish on Facebook, KSAT reported.
Breaking the news on his social media platform, Truth Social, Donald Trump responded to federal charges of violating laws related to his handling of classified documents. Images: Truth Social/Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly
Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski, the Harvard-educated mathematician who retreated to a dingy shack in the Montana wilderness and ran a 17-year bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23 others, died Saturday. Branded the “Unabomber” by the FBI, Kaczynski died at the federal prison medical center in Butner, North Carolina, Kristie Breshears, a spokesperson for the federal Bureau of Prisons, told The Associated Press. Years before the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax mailing, the Unabomber's deadly homemade bombs changed the way Americans mailed packages and boarded airplanes, even virtually shutting down air travel on the West Coast in July 1995.
Two blind passengers told ITV News they were ordered to leave a P&O Cruises ship. Pam May and Jennie Bailie said the order was due to "health and safety reasons." Two blind passengers who were ordered to leave a cruise ship before it set sail said it was "humiliating" and that they "felt like criminals".
We are excited to celebrate Pride Month with our employees and guests. Everyone is always welcome at our table,” the company wrote. Cracker Barrel did not always welcome everyone at its table, or at least within its employment ranks.
Remember the first time we saw the Tesla Cybertruck? The event was notable, not just for the wild, futuristic vehicle shown on stage, but for the major blooper that occurred when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tried to demonstrate its “armored glass,” breaking the window on stage. As it turns out, that was just one of several early issues the Tesla engineering team discovered with the alpha-level prototype.
A top business executive was sacked in China after a video of him with his mistress went viral. Chinese users rushed to buy some 4,000 pieces of the pink dress the mistress wore. A top business executive in China was fired after being caught having an affair with his coworker in a viral video posted on the Chinese version of TikTok.
A former Donald Trump aide has published almost 9,000 images of Joe Biden's son Hunter online, after claiming it took months to censor compromising images of him nude and with drugs and prostitutes. The photographs come from a cache of material obtained from a laptop the US president's son reportedly took to a computer repair shop in Delaware. The contents were passed to the media and a number of the photos were published ahead of the presidential election in 2020 in an attempt to embarrass the Biden campaign.
In the midst of a disturbing rise in hate crimes targeting the LGBTQ2S+ community across Canada, another violent incident has left everyone shocked. Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden was assaulted by an anti-trans protestor while attending a rally in support of queer and trans rights in Ottawa Friday morning. Harden, who recently spoke at the Ontario Legislation on Thursday about the importance of protection for queer and trans youth as the country celebrates Pride Month, was punched several times by the anti-trans protestor.
Here's where you'll be able to see the 2024 total solar eclipse in the U.S. What is a total solar eclipse? A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth, sun, and moon align in such a way that the moon's shadow falls across the surface of the Earth. From Earth, you will see the moon moving in front of the sun.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan spoke to employees about the merger with LIV Golf, WSJ reported. When the PGA Tour announced its surprise merger with Saudi-backed LIV Golf on Tuesday, its commissioner Joe Monahan issued a statement saying the deal would "engender a new era in global golf, for the better."
The documents, according to the indictment, included details about U.S. nuclear weapons, spy satellites and the U.S. military. "The unauthorized disclosure of these classified documents could put at risk the national security of the United States, foreign relations, the safety of the United States military, and human sources and the continued viability of sensitive collection methods," the indictment said. - A document marked TOP SECRET//[redacted]/[redacted]//ORCON/NOFORN that the indictment says concerned "nuclear capabilities of a foreign country."
CNN political commentator Margaret Hoover calls on Republican lawmakers to explain the “fundamental differences” between current President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump's classified documents probe.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) raised eyebrows with a claim she made during a TV interview on Thursday evening. Greene said she read a document inside a SCIF ― a sensitive compartmented information facility ― related to bribery allegations Republicans have made against President Joe Biden but have yet to provide evidence for. Greene: The FBI is stonewalling us and they would only let us see it in a scif.
A grainy black-and-white gunsight video Russia released this week to bolster a claim its military blew up some of Ukraine's most fearsome tanks actually documented the destruction of a tractor, according to a visual analysis by The Associated Press. The Russian Embassy in Washington announced Monday on Twitter its forces had “annihilated” eight German-made Leopard tanks, among the most advanced and powerful weapons NATO countries have provided to Ukraine. The Russian Ministry of Defense then posted a video Tuesday on the social media network Telegram with text saying it showed “footage of the destruction of foreign armored vehicles, including Leopard tanks.”
A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting a woman to death over a gun he was trying to steal screamed for his mom as he was being led out of the courtroom Thursday, according to the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer. DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] Police say Jabori Baptiste was with a group of teens who gather on March 24 outside a Mystic Mart in Columbus. Baptiste, who was wearing a pink mask, tried to steal a gun from Eugene Bell, according to the newspaper.
A longtime southeast Kansas officer had his police certification revoked after he grabbed a 14-year-old in a “rude and aggressive manner” and made unprofessional comments. Wallace Simmons' certification was revoked at the end of May, according to the Kansas Commission of Peace Officers' Standards and Training, which oversees officer certifications. The 76-year-old said he already planned to retire from the Cherryvale Police Department before an incident on Aug. 6, 2020, but turned in his papers shortly after because of the fallout around it.
Here are reactions after former President Donald Trump said he has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, apparently for mishandling sensitive government documents. U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER KEVIN MCCARTHY: "Today is indeed a dark day for the United States of America." "House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable."