This mom cut open the back of her sofa and was shocked at what she found: 13 years of lost items and children's toys! Kacie (@kacieandco) is a parent and TikToker who shares relatable and funny stories about her life as a mom. Kacie isn't afraid to show the messy and sometimes embarrassing side of being a mom, and in a recent video she revealed how messy parenting can really be—literally.
Esther Nakajjigo/Twitter Esther Nakajjigo 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.
As Russian troops continue military operations in the then more-than-four-month-old war against Ukraine, tempers were flying high. Andrei Gurulyov, a crony of President Vladimir Putin and a Duma member, reportedly told Rossiya-1, that Russia should look to recreate the Cuban missile crisis. The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 saw the U.S. and the now-defunct Soviet Union prepping for nuclear missile attacks, the former positioning them in Italy and Turkey and the latter in Cuba.
Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, will never again be part of Ukraine, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said on Monday in remarks detailing his objection to Zagreb providing military aid to Kyiv. In December, Croatian lawmakers rejected a proposal that the country join a European Union mission in support of the Ukrainian military, reflecting deep divisions between Milanovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. A vocal critic of Western policy in Ukraine, Milanovic has said he does not want his country, the EU's newest member state, to face what he has called potentially disastrous consequences over the 11-month-old war in Ukraine.
A 29-year-old woman has been charged for posing as a teenager to enroll at a public high school in New Jersey. Hyejeong Shin, a graduate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, was charged on Jan. 24 with one count of providing a false government document with the intent to verify one's identity or age, the New Brunswick Police Department stated in a news release on Wednesday. Shin allegedly submitted a fake birth certificate that indicated she was 15 years old to the New Brunswick Board of Education to enroll at New Brunswick High School.
STORY: Israel is saving its main freshwater reservoir from the effects of climate change The Sea of Galilee was being lost to droughts So Israel built a chain of desalination plants along its Meditteranean coast They turn seawater into freshwater, to refill the lake when water levels get low (Yoav Barkay, Manager of the national water carrier) "With this environment of climate changes, you don't know what to expect next year and the year afterward. We are standing now in the January and with very little rainfalls during this winter in Israel, arid winter basically with no rainfall.
A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced the decision a day ahead of a hearing related to state charges accusing him of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors. Foxx, who in 2019 had pleaded with women and girls to come forward so she could pursue charges against Kelly, acknowledged that the decision “may be disappointing” to his accusers.
Attorneys for Tyre Nichols' family suggested a white cop involved in the victim's arrest got special treatment. Officer Preston Hemphill was placed on paid leave in connection to the fatal beating of Nichols. Attorneys for the family of Tyre Nichols — the Black man who died after being beaten by police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month — suggested on Monday that the only known white officer involved in the victim's arrest was getting special treatment.
As the week between Christmas and New Year's went on, more than 16,700 flights were impacted, which could end up costing Southwest $825 million, at least. The delays were due to a number of factors, but several critics have charged that the main factors were due to executives' unwillingness to spend enough money to recruit a new generation of pilots (to make up for people who retired early in the pandemic) and to upgrade its flight scheduling software, instead opting to give executives bonuses and shareholder dividends.
The issue became so widespread that owners banded together on a class action suit, and we recently learned the case's outcome. As part of its settlement, FCA, Stellantis' U.S. division and Jeep's owner, will offer some owners warranty extensions and could reimburse owners for expenses already incurred related to the problem. The new eight-year/90,000-mile warranty covers replacement parts and labor related to a failed front suspension damper.
At least two major automotive insurers are refusing to protect certain Kia and Hyundai models because they lack anti-theft common in today's cars, according to reports. Both State Farm and Progressive confirmed with CNN that they no longer write policies for some Kia and Hyundai models manufactured between 2015-2019. In September 2022, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IHHS, and Highway Loss Data Institute reported that vehicle theft claims for 2015-19 Hyundai and Kia vehicles were nearly twice as common as the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
A jury has awarded an Oregon woman $1 million in damages after finding she was discriminated against by an employee of an Idaho-based gas-station operator who told her, “I don't serve Black people.” The Multnomah County jury's award to Portland resident Rose Wakefield, 63, included punitive damages of $550,000. Wakefield's lawyer, Gregory Kafoury, said she stopped for gas at Jacksons Food Store in Beaverton, Oregon, on March 12, 2020, and saw the attendant, Nigel Powers, ignore her and instead pump gas for other drivers.
In trying to block the release of a special grand jury's report, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis argued in court last week that decisions in the case were “imminent” and that the report's publication could jeopardize the rights of “future defendants. Though Willis, a Democrat, didn't mention Trump by name, her comments marked the first time a prosecutor in any of several current investigations tied to the Republican former president has hinted that charges could be forthcoming. The remarks ratcheted anticipation that an investigation focused, in part, on Trump's call with Georgia's secretary of state could conclude before ongoing federal probes.
Colossal recently added $60 million in funding to move toward a 2027 de-extinction of the woolly mammoth. The Dallas-based company is now working to edit the genes for the reincarnation of the mammal. Colossal planned to reintroduce the woolly mammoth into Russia, but that may shift.
BOSTON − The 8-month-old boy who was seriously injured inside his Duxbury home Tuesday night has died at a Boston hospital, the Plymouth County district attorney's office said. Police responded to a 911 call Tuesday night reporting a woman's attempted suicide on Summer Street in Duxbury. Callan Clancy, the 8-month-old boy, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Miami-based therapist Jacqueline Ravelo was in a session with one of her clients, a young male teen, when he brought up Andrew Tate. The young man wanted to know what Ravelo thought of Tate. Haven't heard the name Andrew Tate before?
A Florida OnlyFans model is suing her local school district. She says in a complaint that explicit images of her were shared among staff at her children's school. She's claiming cyber-harassment and invasion of privacy, among other things, per the complaint.
Many Republican officials don't want Donald Trump around ― but they're also too afraid to publicly challenge him, according to Atlantic journalist McKay Coppins. “They all wanted him gone, but nobody wanted to confront him directly,” Coppins said on Monday on CNN. “You have a lot of folks who are just wishing for [Trump's] mortal demise,” former Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) told Coppins, according to his report in The Atlantic.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton must face an ethics lawsuit by state attorney regulators over a case he brought challenging results of the 2020 election, according to a court ruling posted on Monday. Judge Casey Blair on Friday denied Paxton's bid to dismiss the case on jurisdictional grounds. Paxton's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Higher-than-normal rainfall during the past month has dramatically changed Lake Shasta, with the water level of California's largest reservoir rising 60 feet since the end of December. Gone are vast areas of shoreline that became parking lots and campgrounds as the lake dried up and the water level dropped during the past several years of low rainfall in the North State. The California Department of Water Resources said the lake was 87% of normal as of Monday, compared to the 57% of normal at the beginning of January.
Running his family's ranch in Apure state, Reyes Hernández González found that the cattle business in the Venezuelan lowlands of the 21st century can be just as wild as during previous centuries, with rustlers and criminal gangs being replaced by the better organized and more aggressive leftist guerrillas, who threaten, kidnap and kill to get cattlemen to pay extortion money. The official made a $13 million offer in a friendly manner and Hernández politely turned it down, never guessing that his refusal would lead to years of imprisonment at the feared headquarters of the nation's Military Intelligence Police, where he was hung by the wrists and subjected to electric shocks by agents wanting him to sign the papers giving up his family's ranch. Hernández, 43, remained jailed under trumped-up charges for more than four years before he was able to escape.
The discovery of an asteroid the size of a small shipping truck mere days before it passed Earth on Thursday, albeit one that posed no threat to humans, highlights a blind spot in our ability to predict those that could actually cause damage, astronomers say. NASA for years has prioritized detecting asteroids much bigger and more existentially threatening than 2023 BU, the small space rock that streaked by 2,200 miles from the Earth's surface, closer than some satellites. If bound for Earth, it would have been pulverized in the atmosphere, with only small fragments possibly reaching land.
A former Google executive has sued the tech giant over claims that he was fired after allegedly being groped by a high-ranking female colleague at a company dinner. Ryan Olohan, a 48-year-old married father of seven from New Jersey, accused Google of firing him after he refused top executive Tiffany Miller's alleged advances at a New York City restaurant in December 2019. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, has named both Google and Miller as defendants, accusing them of discrimination, retaliation and fostering a hostile work environment.
While Whitney Sharpe, a 28-year-old recruiting and staffing professional from Boston, was on a Zoom call last week with potential clients, they accidentally shared a screen they weren't supposed to. The screen showed messages in Microsoft Teams between three potential clients — all male — talking about Sharpe in “an unfavorable way,” she told BuzzFeed News. Sharpe wasn't comfortable sharing the contents of all the messages but said in one she was called a “fucking bombshell.”
The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive. The organizer and host for this year's breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, will be the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, headed by former Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. Sen. Chris Coons, a regular participant and chairman of the Senate ethics committee, said the move was prompted in part by concerns in recent years that members of Congress did not know important details about the larger multiday gathering.
“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.”