Chuck Todd said on Sunday that he'll be leaving “Meet the Press” after a tumultuous near-decade of moderating the NBC political panel show, to be replaced in the coming months by Kristen Welker. Todd, 51, told viewers that “I've watched too many friends and family let work consume them before it was too late” and that he'd promised his family he wouldn't do that. Todd has often been an online punching bag for critics, including Donald Trump, during a polarized time, and there were rumors that his time at the show would be short when its executive producer was reassigned at the end of last summer, but NBC gave no indication this was anything other than Todd's decision.
Because I did not have a real estate agent representing me during the sales process, I had to handle every aspect of the deal myself. Once I received an offer from the buyers, I knew they would do their due diligence. Like most offers to buy a house, theirs was conditioned on a satisfactory home inspection.
Four people died in a boating accident on Italy's Lake Maggiore last month in a violent storm. All 21 passengers were linked to Israeli and Italian defense and intelligence work. Authorities said they were not interested in the burgeoning theories surrounding the incident.
A pregnant transgender man is making history by appearing on the cover of Glamour UK's latest issue. Logan Brown, a 27-year-old writer, posed while expecting his first child and opened up to the magazine about his experience. "I am a trans pregnant man and I do exist," Brown said.
On Thursday, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department announced they had found Richards alive in The Woodlands, walking near an intersection surrounded by golf courses, shopping centers and sprawling residential developments. The Sheriff's Office said in a statement they would eventually interview Richards about the circumstances of his disappearance, but not for some time, leaving some details shrouded in mystery. Richard's wife, Callie Richards, reported her husband missing on May 26.
The sexual assault case revolving around Danny Masterson finally came to an end this past week, as he was found guilty in the retrial verdict. At present, the That '70s Show alum is being held at L.A. County Men's Central Jail, which is the same facility that once housed O.J. Simpson. “The Juice” isn't the only famous face to have stayed at the jail either, as rapper Suge Knight has as well.
Vigilantes have killed at least 164 people since the movement dubbed “bwa kale” began in April, according to the United Nations. The name means “peeled wood” in Haitian Creole and insinuates male dominance and power in street slang. If you're not from here, we're going to kill you,” said Leo, a community leader who granted the AP access to the Turgeau neighborhood so that journalists could see how the neighborhood is responding to the gangs estimated to control 80% of Port-au-Prince.
Stephen Hawking's most famous theory about black holes has just been given a sinister update — one that proclaims that everything in the universe is doomed to evaporate. In 1974, Hawking proposed that black holes eventually evaporate by losing what's now known as Hawking radiation — a gradual draining of energy in the form of light particles that spring up around black holes' immensely powerful gravitational fields. Now, a new update to the theory has suggested that Hawking radiation isn't just created by stealing energy from black holes, but from all objects with enough mass.
Videos of a children's choir singing the national anthem in the U.S. Capitol spread across social media Friday, with the claim that they showed the group being unceremoniously cut off by federal authorities because the performance was deemed offensive. (June 2)(AP video by Farnoush Amiri)
Watching imagery from a drone camera overhead, Ukrainian battalion commander Oleg Shiryaev warned his men in nearby trenches that Russian forces were advancing across a field toward a patch of trees outside the city of Bakhmut. The leader of the 228th Battalion of the 127th Kharkiv Territorial Defense Brigade then ordered a mortar team to get ready. “We are moving forward,” Shiryaev said after at least one drone image showed a Russian fighter struck down.
Scientists observed a surge in brain activity in dying patients even after their hearts stopped. The activity consisted of gamma waves, which are associated with lucid dreams and hallucinations. Scientists say their observations may help explain bizarre reports of near-death experiences.
Secret Service agents missed an intruder at a Biden official's home because they were on their phones. In April, an apparently intoxicated man got inside security adviser Jake Sullivan's home. The agents were on their personal cellphones and didn't realize the intruder got in until he had already left, CNN reported.
Influencer Jackie Miller James is in a coma following an aneurysm. The social media personality, who shares lifestyle content on her Instagram, was nine months pregnant when she “suffered an aneurysm rupture, leading to severe brain bleeding and injury," according to a GoFundMe page started by sisters Nathalie and Nicelle to cover James' recovery expenses. James, who was one week shy of her due date and delivered her child, a baby girl, during an emergency C-section while undergoing brain surgery, is now in a medically induced coma and has undergone five separate brain procedures, per the site.
“I hope you fall off a cliff and die,” Melody Sasser blurted out when retired Department of Energy emergency manager and Air Force vet David Wallace told her last fall that he was engaged to another woman. Sasser, 47, allegedly stalked Wallace's wife using a fitness app, sending updates on her precise location, along with the dates and times of her movements, to a bogus murder-for-hire service she found on the dark web. Sasser, who worked for the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain, placed an order via the “Online Killers Market,” a now-defunct scam site that purported to provide services such as “kidnapping, extortion, disfigurement by acid attack, and sexual violence,” in addition to straight-forward killing, the complaint states.
A Florida woman has been arrested and charged after her car caught fire with her unattended children inside while she shoplifted inside a mall in Oviedo, police said. The woman, identified as Alicia Moore, 24, parked in a Dillard's parking lot around noon May 26, leaving two children in the car, according to the arrest report issued by the Oviedo Police Department. Moore went inside the store where loss prevention personnel watched her and an unknown man shoplift items for about an hour, according to the report.
The Ukrainian military on Sunday renewed its plea for operational silence around a long-awaited counteroffensive against Russian forces, the latest in a stream of messages by Kyiv as it prepares for the assault. Anticipation has mounted around what is expected to be a broad attack by Ukrainian forces to retake Russian-occupied territory in the east and south. Authorities in recent days have also cracked down on citizens sharing images or footage of air defence systems shooting down Russian missiles.
WASHINGTON − Republican presidential candidates and other GOP leaders shed their reluctance to criticize Donald Trump this weekend after the ex-president served up an unusual political issue: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump's praise of Kim for a new position with the World Health Organization drew attacks from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and other Republicans who said the former president's foreign policy is reckless. "I was surprised to see that," DeSantis told reporters in Iowa, where a number of GOP candidates stumped over the weekend.
Welcome to the age of the buff billionaire Is it because they know a lot of people hate them? Are they worried that a revolution is coming? Are they preparing for an apocalyptic future where AI goes rogue and they have to fight robots with their bare hands?
Video of a children's choir singing the national anthem in the U.S. Capitol, only to be unceremoniously cut off by police, spread across social media on Friday. Capitol Police say singers from Rushingbrook Children's Choir from Greenville, South Carolina, were stopped May 26 because of a miscommunication. Musical performances in the hallowed seat of Congress require permission, and police said officers had been unaware that the choir had approval from the House speaker.
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes started serving her 11-year sentence on May 30. John Carreyrou's "Bad Blood" said Holmes ordered communal dinners, helping keep staff working late. Being monitored constantly is something Elizabeth Holmes will have to get used to after finally beginning her 11-year sentence on May 30.
Half a million protesters packed the streets of central Warsaw on Sunday, Poland's opposition organisers said, claiming one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in the 30 years since the end of communism. Lech Walesa, a former Polish president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of the fight against communism, joined opposition figures at the head of the march ahead of legislative elections in the autumn. People travelled from across the country after former prime minister Donald Tusk, head of the centrist opposition party Civic Platform (PO), called for the protest against "the high cost of living, swindling and lying, and for democracy, free elections and the EU".
Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu told Asia's top security summit on Sunday that conflict with the United States would be an "unbearable disaster" but that his country sought dialogue over confrontation. Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Li said the world was big enough for China and the U.S. to grow together - remarks made days after he refused to meet his U.S. counterpart for direct talks. "China and the U.S. have different systems and are different in many other ways," he said in a speech that marked his first significant international address since he was named China's Minister of National Defence in March.
Having experienced a meteoric buzz in almost every form of media (especially TikTok) over the last year, semaglutide injections (better known under brand names like Ozempic and Wegovy) are becoming more common than ever before. The prescription drug — which in part, mimics a hormone in the body that helps suppress appetite and may encourage significant weight loss — has also earned a reputation for a myriad of side effects, everything from gastrointestinal distress to the dramatic impact it may have on your appearance. Part of that phenomenon was examined earlier this year when drug users complained of "Ozempic face," where weight loss had prompted saggy, drawn facial skin due to weight loss just weeks into using semaglutide.
A 5-year-old boy whose skull was fractured when his mother's live-in boyfriend struck him with a mop handle, breaking it in half, has been beaten, neglected, and tortured repeatedly, the Volusia Sheriff's Office revealed on Saturday. Investigators discovered video surveillance from inside the DeLand-area home revealing the child once had his hands tied behind his back for more than 19 hours. Doctors examining him found, in addition to the skull fracture, 46 visible injuries as well as internal injuries, Volusia Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant said in a news release.
A doctor in the Missouri Ozarks went missing for over a week until his body was found in an Arkansas lake. Dr. John Forsyth, 49, was last seen alive on May 21, when security cameras in the parking lot of a public pool in Cassville show him getting into a vehicle, after leaving his own car unlocked with his wallet, two phones, a laptop and other items inside. Investigators haven't said who was driving the other vehicle.