A Californian is going viral after sharing the biggest culture shocks she faced after moving to Iowa. The clip comes courtesy of Katie Bishop (@katphishhbishh), a podcaster and CRNA student now living in Iowa. Her video, about the most surprising differences between her old state and new one, now has over 800,000 views.
And while this contributor will address that narrative below, there is another narrative that needs clarifying: The flood of July 28, 2022 was not a natural disaster.To imply this flood, along with so many other weather-borne catastrophes plaguing our world, is a natural disaster is to say three things: We don't know why it happened, we don't know how it happened and we don't know how to prevent the next one. But we do know the answers to these questions. We've known them for some time.
Donald Trump left office in such disarray he omitted to return documents, per the NYT. The documents remained in his possession until the FBI took them in a raid last week. Former President Donald Trump omitted to return sensitive documents to the US government when he left office because he was so obsessed with settling personal grudges, The New York Times reported.
American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying. Neither American nor the manufacturer Boom Supersonic would provide financial details Tuesday, including the size of American's deposit. American becomes the second U.S. customer for Boom after a similar announcement last year from United Airlines for 15 of the planes, called the Overture.
Florida Keys boaters know this drill. Lawrence Boyts, 68, of Cudjoe Key, was going for a pool noodle that sailed off his boat into the water on Friday, Aug. 12, while he and his wife Donna were anchored at Sawyer Key in the Lower Keys. FWC Officers Austin Cobb and Lt. Brian Sapp were directed to Boyts, and he was pulled from the water at 5:21 p.m., Rafter said.
Democratic strategist James Carville has a message for people who are doubting Merrick Garland: Just wait. People are like, well, but let's wait and see a little bit. And this is like the top of the first inning.
A once-prominent neurologist convicted last month of sexually abusing patients killed himself Monday at a New York City jail, two people familiar with the matter said. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 68, was found unresponsive in a shower area at the Eric M. Taylor Center, a jail at the notorious Rikers Island complex, the people said. Cruciani's lawyer, Frederick Sosinsky, confirmed in a statement that his client had died, but not the manner of death.
Mick Mulvaney said he hopes Donald Trump does not run for presidential reelection in 2024. "We can have all the policies without the baggage, so I hope he doesn't run," Mulvaney said. Speaking to NewsNation's Ashleigh Banfield on Monday, Mulvaney said the nation doesn't "need" Trump as a candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
Extreme heat belt' According to First Street, the most severe shift in local temperatures is found in Miami-Dade county in Florida where the seven hottest days, currently at 103°F, will increase to 34 days at that same temperature by 2053. Increasing temperatures are broadly discussed in yearly averages, but the focus should be on the extension of the extreme tail events expected in a given year,” said Matthew Eby, founder and CEO of First Street Foundation. We need to be prepared for the inevitable, that a quarter of the country will soon fall inside the extreme heat belt with temperatures exceeding 125°F and the results will be dire.
Donald Trump has assailed the government's official economic data this summer by calling it “phony” or “fake news. He likes to say the “actual” number for jobs statistics or the inflation rate would be much more flattering to him — and would look worse for President Joe Biden. It's a return to form for the former president who called the unemployment rate "total fiction" during his 2016 campaign before flipping and touting that same data once he was in office.
An Atlanta-area woman died hours after she was ambushed in a brutal attack over her boyfriend, Georgia authorities say. Antonetta Stevens, 27, and Janine Gonzalez, 17, also face aggravated battery and robbery charges after authorities said they lured 30-year-old Ashley Bocanegra to a Buford apartment on Aug. 11 and attacked her in a fight sparked by an apparent love triangle, Gwinnett County police wrote in a news release. Gonzalez's brother had been romantically involved with Stevens and Bocanegra, authorities said, and their relationship was the reason for the attack.
Beth Gill's husband and daughter were told to check their cabin luggage for a flight in mid-June. After their connecting flight was canceled, the family slept on window ledges at Charlotte's airport. An American Airlines passenger told Insider that her daughter still hadn't gotten back her carry-on luggage two months after she had to check it on a flight to North Carolina from Arizona.
Part of the EU's new strategy for the Asia-Pacific is focused on improving maritime security and ensuring safe passage through sea lanes, and several European nations have sent naval assets to the region for maneuvers this year. As China has grown more assertive in the region, the United States, Britain and others have also made it increasingly a priority. Germany sent the frigate Bayern to the region on a nearly seven-month deployment that wound up earlier this year, the first time a German warship had been in the Indo-Pacific for nearly two decades.
After that, at my next one-on-one, my boss said that he didn't know what was wrong with me, but that I needed to be medicated. What the fuck? I'm not allowed to disagree with people?"
A Federal courtroom in downtown Los Angeles got an inside look as to why one Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy waited four days to delete gruesome crash site photos from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe, Gianna Bryant, and nine others. In that time, the up-close photos would be shared with at least five other law enforcement officers, one of whom admitted to sharing the photos at a bar. Several LA sheriff's deputies who had a hand in the dissemination of the photos took the stand on Monday, as part of Vanessa Bryant's ongoing trial against LA County first responders who took and shared photos of the human remains from the crash that killed her husband, daughter and 7 others.
STORY: Philips CEO Frans van Houten will stand down. Tuesday's announcement comes as the firm undergoes a massive product recall that has halved its market value over the past year. The company said van Houten would be replaced in October by Roy Jakobs, who heads its Connected Care businesses.
In a recent interview with Russian state media outlet TASS, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's North American Department, Aleksandr Darichev, said that in the event the U.S. designates Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, it would represent “a point of no return” in relations between the two countries. Speaking on behalf of the country that ruthlessly invaded its smaller neighbor and is continually being accused of human rights violations and serious war crimes, Darichev shamelessly claimed on Saturday that the West, led by the United States, “has trampled upon international law and absolute taboos in diplomatic practice.
A mother is suing after she says an officer broke down her door, went inside her home and slammed her to the ground. DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] The officer's bodycam captured the violent encounter where the woman was handcuffed, and emergency medical services had to be called. Khanay Yancey has filed a federal lawsuit against Clayton County and the officer, Gregory Tillman.
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan accused China of exaggeration on Tuesday after the Chinese military published footage of the strategically located Penghu islands, where there is a major Taiwanese air base, saying it was not true Chinese forces had come near the islands. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has carried out military exercises around the island this month after a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was followed by five U.S. lawmakers on Sunday and Monday. The Chinese military unit responsible for the area adjacent to Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theatre Command, released on Monday video of the Penghu islands, apparently taken by a Chinese air force aircraft.
A mother in Florida was arrested after deputies say she physically abused her tween daughter after finding sexual images on her phone. According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the mother was incensed afte finding “sexually explicit” pictures on a juvenile family member's phone. According to widespread media reports, the family member was later identified as the suspect's 12-year-old daughter.
Antoine Kendrick is being charged with second degree murder after a man was struck in the head in a Prescott Valley fast food restaurant on July 26. Officials said a customer complained about his food order when Kendrick, a Wendy's employee, came from behind the service counter and struck the customer in the head. This caused the customer to fall to the floor and lose consciousness, according to officials.
The notorious author of thrillers like Carrie and The Shining spoke out in a revealing new interview with the Sunday Times, in which he called former President Donald Trump "a horrible president" and a "horrible person." "I think he actually engaged in criminal behavior and, certainly, I felt that he was a sociopath who tried to overturn the American democracy not out of any political wish of his own but because he could not admit that he had lost," said King, 74. The author previously called out Trump publicly back in 2020, when he criticized the president and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for their initial response to the coronavirus pandemic.
A timber rattlesnake chubby enough to qualify as a speed bump was filmed blocking a hiking trail in Tennessee, and viewers on social media can't decide whether to be horrified or dubious. Photographer Sarah Buckner of Chattanooga says she spotted the venomous snake while hiking Saturday, Aug. 13, from the Mullens Cove trailhead to Snooper's Rock. “I almost stepped on it,” Buckner wrote on social media.
Next year will be monumental for seniors on Social Security, as there's one drastic change on the horizon. Later this year, the Social Security Administration will announce next year's cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. This adjustment aims to help benefits keep up with naturally rising inflation so that your monthly checks maintain their buying power.
I'm talking to a father and his son about how Donald Trump is in charge of the military right now. And these fringe ideas are being codified by a guy like Donald Trump and a bunch of cowards who don't have the guts to stand up to him. He speaks to Americans and then he sends them away from sources that could maybe give them a broader perspective and just into the cesspool of the internet … It's melting [their] brains.
“Like it or not, inside American politics, you’re on one side or the other. There is no in between.”
“Were a centrist coalition to arise in service of ‘bipartisan’ policy objectives, it would shift the political center of gravity.”
“Purported constituents for a centrist third party aren’t as large a group as is often imagined and aren’t really centrists, either.”
“A successful third party is one that integrates itself or its program into one of the two major parties.”
“Favoritism for party candidates is a tough mountain to climb … Americans prefer to vote for a candidate they believe can win.”