A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was found innocent on seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide and one count of reckless conduct in connection with the June 21, 2019, crash in Randolph. Jurors deliberated for less than three hours after a two-week trial during which prosecutors argued that Zhukovskyy — who had taken heroin, fentanyl and cocaine earlier on the day of the crash — repeatedly swerved back and forth before the collision and told police he caused it.
Ukrainian saboteurs and special forces are said to be causing chaos against Russian targets behind enemy lines—with their most spectacular operation to date going off with a bang Tuesday. After a series of explosions ripped through a Russian air base on the occupied Crimean peninsula, the Russian defense ministry said that detonating aerial ordnance at the site was to blame and that no one had been hurt. Questions about the Kremlin's version of efforts were immediately raised based on videos of the blasts shared on social media, which analysts said looked much more like the result of a coordinated attack than an isolated accident.
A video has been circulating social media of a white woman calling the police to report a Black man for standing outside his house, according to The Seattle Times. In a video posted to Reddit, Dayson Barnes confronts a white woman who was allegedly snooping around his newly rented home. “Today I had to leave the middle of a work meeting because my boyfriend said a woman was outside causing issues,” said Barnes' partner in the Reddit post.
The Razoni, the first ship to depart Ukraine under an U.N.-brokered deal, is looking for another port to unload its grain cargo as the initial Lebanese buyer refused delivery citing a more than five-month delay, Embassy of Ukraine in Lebanon said on Monday. "According to the information provided by the shipper of the Ukrainian grain aboard the Razoni, the buyer in Lebanon refused to accept the cargo due to delays in delivery terms," the embassy said in a Facebook post. "So the shipper is now looking for another consignee to offload his cargo either in Lebanon/Tripoli or any other country/port."
Eric Trump may have revealed just a little too much about how the White House operated under his father. One day after the FBI executed a search warrant on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, the son of the former president claimed that President Joe Biden must have approved the action. His reasoning: That's how it worked when Trump was in office.
Early reports from the Russian invasion of Ukraine suggested that President Vladimir Putin's military had deployed, of all people, actor Steven Seagal alongside its troops. Russia and Ukraine are each casting blame for the prison's destruction, meanwhile, with Moscow alleging that Ukrainian forces used U.S.-made ordnance—a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS—to bring the building down, according to the Washington Post. In a video posted to Russian news site TVZVEZDA, Seagal, who is identified as a special representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Relations between Russia and the U.S., appears to serve as a spokesperson against Ukraine's use of HIMARS.
Once known as a moderating influence within the Kremlin, former Russian President and current top Kremlin security adviser Dmitry Medvedev has recently emerged as a strikingly bellicose presence, using lengthy, hard-edged posts on the social media network Telegram to justify the invasion of Ukraine, revise 20th century history and threaten the West with nuclear war. In a post from July, Medvedev described Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as under the influence of “psychotropic substances. In another, he said that American democracy was little more than the totalitarian dystopia described in “Animal Farm,” George Orwell's famous novel.
A traveling Texas nurse is facing multiple murder charges after running a red light and crashing into traffic while allegedly driving 90 mph in Windsor Hills, California. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced on Monday that Nicole Linton has been charged with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter for the multi-car crash, which left six people dead. Linton faces a 90-year prison sentence if convicted.
A New Hampshire father is thanking the community for offering support as he continues to grieve the loss of his wife and two young boys. Officers responding to a 911 call at a home on Wethersfield Drive in Northfield last Wednesday found the bodies of Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her sons, Benjamin, 4, and Mason, 1, according to law enforcement officials. The New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office has since determined that each victim suffered a single fatal gunshot wound.
(Reuters) -U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10% of the $45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last week, legal experts told Reuters on Monday. A jury handed down the punitive damages' verdict on Friday and awarded the parents $4.1 million in compensatory damages on Thursday after a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones' Infowars radio show and webcast is based. Jones was found last year to have defamed parents Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose 6-year-old son Jesse Lewis died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, by spreading lies that they were part of a government plot to stage the massacre.
A presenter and commentator for Discovery's Street Outlaws: Fastest in America was killed while racing his Datsun 240Z for the show on Sunday morning. Ryan Fellows, 41, was competing in a sanctioned event outside of Las Vegas when he lost control of his turbocharged V-8-powered 240 and crashed. "The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows," Discovery said in a statement on Twitter.
The ambush killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shook the community but inspired a flood of information, including a tip that led to the arrest of a local Muslim man originally from Afghanistan who knew the victims, authorities said. Muhammad Syed, 51, was arrested on Monday after a traffic stop more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away from his home in Albuquerque. He was charged with killing two victims and was identified as the prime suspect in the other two slayings, authorities announced Tuesday.
UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 2022, 13:05 Dmitriy Peskov, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation expressed the Kremlin's irritation about the fact that the production of Turkish "Bayraktar" combat drones may begin in Ukraine. He threatened that the Russian army would destroy it. Source: Russia-sponsored propaganda information agency RIA Novosti Quote from Peskov: If the Bayraktar manufacturing plant is created in Ukraine, then (it) will immediately fall under demilitarisation .
Willie McKinley Hill dabbed tears with a tissue as he sat before a judge awaiting his fate. Two summers ago, Hill shot and wounded his 17-year-old son during an argument that boiled over after Hill sent his son to pick up some food at McDonald's. When the son took more than an hour to return, and with cold food, long-brewing tension between the pair led to gunfire.
Former President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump appeared Monday on Tucker Carlson Tonight, where she spoke to guest host Will Cain about the FBI raid on her father-in-law's Florida residence at his Mar-a-Lago resort. Agents were reportedly searching for highly classified documents the former president allegedly took with him when he left the White House. “Have you spoken to the former president?” Cain asked.
“The Daily Show” put Fox News' hypocrisy on display Tuesday after many of the right-wing network's hosts and pundits spent 24 hours melting down over the FBI's raid of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence and resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The search was reportedly part of a federal investigation into whether the former president took classified records from the White House. Outraged personalities at Fox News have since lobbed just about every accusation in the book, describing the raid as the “worst attack on the United States in modern history,” comparing the FBI to the Russian KGB and calling for the FBI to be defunded.
When visiting gator country, floating logs suddenly become suspicious, ripples on the water's surface earn a watchful eye, and every splash triggers the pervasive thought that a reptilian torpedo is closing in fast. That's because alligators embody stealth, and a video recently captured at a Texas wildlife refuge is a reminder of this, showcasing a vanishing act as fast as it is effortless. In the video, shared Aug. 2 by the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, an alligator is seen lumbering into shallow water beside a hiking trail.
BEIJING (Reuters) -China has withdrawn a promise not to send troops or administrators to Taiwan if it takes control of the island, an official document showed on Wednesday, signalling a decision by President Xi Jinping to grant less autonomy than previously offered. China's white paper on its position on self-ruled Taiwan follows days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises near the island, which Beijing claims as its territory, in protest against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit last week. China had said in two previous white papers on Taiwan, in 1993 and 2000, that it "will not send troops or administrative personnel to be based in Taiwan" after achieving what Beijing terms "reunification".
It was supposed to be a quick and fun family vacation. It was supposed to be filled with good food, quality family time and beach bumming. However, the Wilson family of Parkersburg, West Virginia left their Myrtle Beach vacation with one less family member than they drove down with.
The Evans Family planned a birthday party at a Kansas City waterpark Saturday. Teens Noah and Isaiah Evans saved up $2,000 to host their birthday party with their friends at Summit Waves, according to KSHB 41 News. Chris Evans, the teens' father, took that as the directors being uncomfortable with a large group of Black folks and filed his complaint to the Lee's Summit city officials.
But it also “actually has provisions that apply to essentially the mishandling [of classified material] through gross negligence, permitting documents to be removed from their proper place, or to be lost, stolen or destroyed,” Mary McCord, a veteran federal prosecutor who headed DOJ's national security division in the closing years of the Obama administration, told the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast. McCord said that the Espionage Act is one of two federal crimes that prosecutors may be focusing on in their warrant to search Trump's home.
The airline industry has had a very bumpy road back to whatever passes for normalcy in the covid era. In fact, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, of the more than 2.73 million flights so far in 2022, roughly 20% have been delayed while 3% were canceled. Additionally, the airlines are all understaffed, as the industry lost more than 400,000 workers during the pandemic.
Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month had ordered Giuliani, a Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor, to appear before the special grand jury Tuesday. But Giuliani's attorney, Robert Costello, told The Associated Press on Monday that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who's overseeing the special grand jury, had excused Giuliani for the day.
“The media has anointed men who have sex with men as the biggest threat to our survival from monkeypox.”
“Rich countries have ignored endemic monkeypox in West and Central Africa for far too long, despite having effective vaccines.”
“The biggest worry for Americans is not the disease: It’s that our response to it shows how little we have learned from COVID-19.”
“Monkeypox should be a relatively easier virus to control, but only if the United States takes the needed steps now.”
“Global health officials must advocate for and enact a unified, coherent approach to fighting the monkeypox pandemic.”