A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against Rittenhouse, police officers and others. The father of Anthony Huber, one of two men shot and killed by Rittenhouse, filed the lawsuit in 2021, accusing officers of allowing for a dangerous situation that violated his son's constitutional rights and resulted in his death. Anthony Huber's father, John Huber, also alleged that Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, conspired with law enforcement to cause harm to protestors.
The construction of a Chinese-owned corn mill in North Dakota will likely be halted after the U.S. Air Force flagged it as a “significant threat to national security.” Fufeng Group, an MSG and xanthan gum manufacturer based in Shandong province, China, previously bought 370 acres of farmland in Grand Forks through its American subsidiary. The city council approved the company's $700 million proposal to build the mill last year, citing economic development success.
Mahogany Geter, a model in Tennessee, spent her childhood avoiding mirrors. “I felt hideous, like a freak of nature,” Geter, 25 tells TODAY.com. Geter was born with lymphedema in her left leg, which she says caused it to eventually swell to 100 pounds.
The “micro bikini” from Kim Kardashian's SKIMS collection is taking a major beating on TikTok this week after one woman brilliantly illustrated just how impossibly tiny it really is. According to TikTok user @bbysarita's post, the barely-there bikini set leaves very little to the imagination — and might as well be like walking naked on the beach. “If you've been eyeing the SKIMS micro bikini and wondering about the size, these are tortilla chips for scale,” she says in the now-viral TikTok.
Nikki Haley—former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador—is set to announce her intentions to run for president later this month. Barring any other last-minute eager beavers, Haley will be former President Donald Trump's first official challenger for the 2024 Republican nomination. Personally, I will always remember Haley for her steadfast belief that “women don't care about contraception.” When on The View in 2012, Haley made that bold statement to a room full of women who...seemed to disagree.
Eagles' OL Sills indicted on rape charges, put on exempt list originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Eagles reserve offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges in his home state of Ohio. Sills, 25, was indicted by a Guernsey County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both first-degree felonies. Warning: The details in this story are graphic and may disturb some readers.
A Los Angeles County police department is facing intense criticism this week after a video surfaced on social media of two officers fatally shooting a double amputee moving away from them. The short video showed the 36-year-old Black man, Anthony Lowe Jr., missing the bottom halves of both legs, holding a knife but leaving his wheelchair and shuffling away from the officers. Jeffrey Fagan, a Columbia University law professor who is an expert on policing, told Yahoo News in an email that the details of the case call into question whether the use of lethal force was warranted.
A massive group of elk made its way from snowy mountains to a city and dashed alongside drivers on a Utah freeway for a second time in a week. A herd of about 40 elk was spotted Wednesday, Feb. 1, near the Interstate 215 and Interstate 80 interchange in Salt Lake City, the Utah Department of Transportation said on Twitter. The elk slowed drivers and caused delays as wildlife officials tried to herd them back to the mountains.
Members of a small New York community are furious at their local school for sharing a painfully tone-deaf social media post in which a dirty snowman was praised for its “diversity.” The Coxsackie-Athens Central School District posted an image on Tuesday of three elementary-aged students proudly standing behind a snowman they had built, local radio station WRRV reported. “I would like for Coxsackie-Athens Central School Districts to explain the meaning of this post?” a Facebook user from Hudson, New York, wrote.
The debate was sparked once again on Jan. 11, when TikTok user @ericgoldie shared a short clip of an awkward interaction with a fellow passenger. It actually came in response to another TikToker's comment, who first discussed a similar scenario they had experienced. “Literally on my flight this morning,” he wrote in his post caption, before sharing a video of the person behind him slowly reaching forward to open his window shade.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Tuesday said far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) “let the truth slip about what really motivated” serial liar Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to step down from his House committee assignments. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “tried to make it seem like stepping down was entirely Santos' idea and that it was just about the ongoing investigations into his campaign finances,” noted Hayes. Hayes then broadcast footage of Greene saying: “He just felt like that there was so much drama, really, over the situation, and especially what we're doing to work to remove [Minnesota Democratic Rep.] Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.”
A large herd of elk crossed a highway in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday, February 1, prompting a brief traffic stop, local transport authorities said. Footage released by the Utah Department of Transportation shows the herd stopping before carefully crossing the highway just south of Interstate 80 and Foothill Drive. According to local reports, this marked the second time in a week a herd of elk made its way across the highway and onto the medians.
Putin was addressing a government meeting about restoring destroyed housing and infrastructure in regions of southwest Russia that border Ukraine. Ukraine does not claim responsibility for strikes inside Russian territory but has described them as "karma" for Moscow's invasion, which has razed Ukrainian cities and systematically targeted the country's energy infrastructure, leaving people frequently without power and water in the depths of winter.
A baby boy was ditched by his parents at a check-in counter at a Tel Aviv airport, authorities said. The couple then raced off to try and board a Ryanair flight bound Brussels, the Israeli Airport Authority said. A baby boy was ditched by his parents at a check-in counter at a Tel Aviv airport after they arrived late for their flight and did not have a ticket for the infant to travel, Israeli authorities said.
Hypersonic missiles are weapons capable of traveling at speeds of Mach 5 and beyond. The U.S. Air Force successfully tested and concluded its Hypersonic Airbreathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) missile, a technology demonstrator. The U.S. Air Force is hard at work on a next-gen hypersonic bomber, and even commercial aviation is looking for ways to push planes into Mach 5 and beyond.
In his eulogy for Tyre Nichols on Wednesday, the Rev. Al Sharpton singled out the five Black Memphis police officers indicted for their roles in Nichols's death. Noting that the alleged crimes took place not far from the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered on April 4, 1968, while waging a protest campaign to try to ensure the safety of Black workers in the city, Sharpton drew a line connecting the legacy of the slain civil rights hero to the killing of Nichols. “The reason why, Mr. and Mrs. Wells [Nichols's stepfather and mother], what happened to Tyre is so personal to me is that five Black men that wouldn't have had a job in the police department, would not ever be thought of to be in an elite squad in the city that Dr. King lost his life, not far away from that balcony, you beat a brother to death,” Sharpton said in his address.
Alina Habba is stepping down as lead counsel representing Donald Trump in E. Jean Carroll's rape lawsuit. Joe Tacopina, who has represented the Washington Commanders NFL team and Meek Mill, will lead Trump's team. Carroll's lawyer said in a court filing that Habba would withdraw entirely — which Habba and Tacopina denied.
A federal judge awarded more than $10 million to the family of a Ugandan human rights activist who was decapitated while on a visit to Arches National Park in 2020. Esther "Essie" Nakajjigo's husband Ludovic Michaud will receive $9.5 million while her mother Christine Namagembe will receive $700,000, according to the judgment filed in federal court. Essie's father John Bocso Kateregga will receive $350,000.
The suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon — a man who spent little time behind bars for a similar crime in Nevada — killed two men before being cornered by officers and fatally shooting himself, police said Wednesday. Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died at a hospital Tuesday night, hours after he shot himself while hiding in a crawlspace underneath a house in Grants Pass. In a news conference the next day, law enforcement officers revealed details on the intensive manhunt for Foster, including finding the bodies of the two men in a rural area north of Grants Pass.
Cardinal Local Schools in Ohio was preparing to put on its spring musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” when it was canceled by the school board. There had been complaints raised about language in the show, about the appearance of Jesus and the fact that some of the characters are gay. MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio (WJW) — After months of planning, an Ohio school district abruptly canceled its high school musical, claiming it was “vulgar.”
Florida's highway drivers might see an end to left-lane cruisers if a bill filed in the State Capitol Becomes law, but the bill is sparking some mixed reactions. “It's dangerous out there,” said West Virginia's John Baker, who was traveling to Bradenton. Technically in Florida, you can drive in the fast lane, so long as you move out of the way if another car is trying to pass.
North Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that joint drills by the United States and its allies have pushed the situation to an "extreme red-line" and threaten to turn the peninsula into a "huge war arsenal and a more critical war zone." The statement, carried by state news agency KCNA, said Pyongyang was not interested in dialogue as long as Washington pursues hostile policies. "The military and political situation on the Korean peninsula and in the region has reached an extreme red-line due to the reckless military confrontational maneuvers and hostile acts of the U.S. and its vassal forces," an unnamed ministry spokesperson said in the statement.
Tesla owner Philip Benassi has experienced it on cold winter days, but like other Norwegians, he has learned to cope with it. With temperatures often falling below zero, rugged terrain and long stretches of remote roads, Norway may not seem like the most ideal place to drive an electric car, whose battery dies faster in cold weather. A record four out of five new autos sold in Norway last year were electric, in a major oil-producing country that aims to end the sale of new fossil fuel cars by 2025 -- a decade ahead of the European Union's planned ban.
Prisoners recruited by Russia's Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine seem to be increasingly realizing they've been duped, and that no one ever counted on bringing them back alive. One inmate recruited by the group back in November has absconded from his team in Ukraine's Luhansk region and fled to Russia by bus and ride-sharing app, where he says he is now hiding out in fear of revenge. Troshkin said he had a couple years left to serve at a penal colony in Siberia when Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin visited in the fall and “colorfully” told prisoners about their chance for a pardon.
Pakistan has “degraded” Wikipedia in the country for 48 hours for not removing “sacrilegious contents” and warned of fully blocking the site if the online encyclopedia fails to comply with the directions. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the nation's telecom regulator, said Wednesday afternoon that it had approached Wikipedia to block or remove certain "blasphemous" content by issuing court orders, but said the online encyclopedia neither complied nor appeared before the authority. If the “intentional failure” on Wikipedia's part persists, the regulator will move to block the online encyclopedia within the country, it warned.
“Streaming is beginning to look an awful lot like the old-fashioned analogue TV it was supposed to replace.”
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”
“In the future, [streaming] likely will cost more, have a little less library content and cancel more shows more quickly.”
“Streaming is still a game of content … It’s not a matter of who’s spending more, it’s who’s spending smartly.”
“Streamers are retreating from any sort of creative risk in favor of humdrum, lowest-common-denominator shows.”