Nicholas Languerand called himself a patriot, but the judge who sentenced him said Jan. 6 rioters don't deserve that description.Jailed for 3 years and 8 months »
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of African American and Diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University, appeared Wednesday on Don Lemon Tonight and addressed comments made on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Tuesday. Rogan's guest, psychologist and commentator Jordan Peterson, questioned Dyson's Blackness because he is fairly light-skinned. Peterson also questioned his own whiteness, trying to make the point that unless someone's skin is literally black or literally white, then that person should not be called Black or white.
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called on President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris to resign. In a Fox News Radio interview, Haley said Biden should "step down and take Kamala with him." Haley also said she was worried the US would look weak on foreign policy at the Beijing Olympics.
After a viral TikTok, iPhone users are discovering their device has one more button than they thought — and it can make their lives easier. You're using your iPhone wrong,” TikTok creator @ellyawesometech says, if you aren't utilizing the “secret button” on the back of your phone. The video, which reached 1 million views after one day, reveals an accessibility feature one user said “changed (their) life forever.
A Nebraska-based voting machine company told the Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin that it will not comply with subpoenas issued seeking a broad array of information. Attorneys for Election Systems & Software told former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in a letter dated Jan. 21 that it would not comply, calling the subpoenas issued last month a “quintessential fishing expedition.” Gableman has subpoenaed the mayors of Wisconsin's five largest cities, the state's top elections official, an immigrant rights group, ES&S and Dominion Voting Systems as part of his ongoing probe ordered after President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump in the battleground state.
A US Navy Commander has pleaded guilty to receiving $250,000 in cash and prostitution services from a foreign defence contractor in exchange for state secrets. Information Commander Stephen Shedd provided to the firm helped it defraud the navy of $35 billion (£26.1bn). The plea is the latest in the 'Fat Leonard' case, considered one of the worst corruption scandals faced by the navy.
Almost 30 years after providing testimony that brought the powerful Gambino crime family to its knees, notorious gangster Sammy "The Bull" Gravano said he still has his regrets. Despite a dramatic betrayal that turned Gravano against "the family" and brought down powerful Gambino boss John Gotti for good, no regret loomed as large as the ones about his real family, said Gravano. "Being a gangster, actually in my life, was a curse," Gravano said, "and it did affect my family."
On November 1, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Every year on this date, the UN urges everyone to honor the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazism. Melinda Strauss is a mom and popular TikToker who documents her Orthodox Jewish family and way of life.
Greene was stripped of her committee assignments last year over her violent rhetoric as well as her embrace of racist and antisemitic conspiracy theories. But that hasn't stopped her. Since then, she has suggested a “national divorce,” indicated the Second Amendment could be a defense against Democrats and used racial slurs.
Bright red billboards have popped up in major cities on the east and west coasts, and down south to Texas, offering criticism in bold white letters. Next to these remarks is the culprit's name — Ohio, and a web address, OhioIsForLeaders.com . Anyone who's seen the billboards, or those just learning about them now, may be wondering: What is the “Buckeye State” getting at with these signs?
Russia would face massive economic consequences if it launched any kind of military intervention in Ukraine, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday. Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine but denies planning to attack its neighbour. It is seeking sweeping security guarantees from NATO including a pledge that Ukraine will never be allowed to join the alliance.
Democratic lawmakers urged Biden to release a memo on his legal ability to cancel student debt. Psaki touted the two-year pause in student-loan repayment in response to a letter from 85 Democrats. The White House remains near silent on the memo and Biden's promise to forgive student debt broadly.
A former Missouri Christian school teacher and her husband who said former President Donald Trump and the crowd contributed to the environment that led to the Capitol riot were sentenced Thursday to home detention and two years' probation. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta sentenced Zachary Wilson to 45 days of home detention and Kelsey Wilson to 30 days, along with 60 hours of community service. “Regrettably, you all made the decision to do something that contributed to a transition of power that ultimately was marred by violence, destruction and death,” he told the Wilsons.
U.S. government scientists said on Wednesday they have taken an important step in the long trek toward making nuclear fusion - the very process that powers stars - a viable energy source for humankind. Using the world's largest laser, the researchers coaxed fusion fuel for the first time to heat itself beyond the heat they zapped into it, achieving a phenomenon called a burning plasma that marked a stride toward self-sustaining fusion energy. The experiments produced the self-heating of matter in a plasma state through nuclear fusion, which is the combining of atomic nuclei to release energy.
Former Baywatch star Alexandra Daddario is known for bringing it in the fitness department (have you seen her YouTube workout videos? The photos are totally casual—they feature Alexandra showing off her tight abs and toned booty from the side, followed by a shot of the actress in comfy-looking sweats, lifting up her shirt slightly so you can see her abs. Alexandra previously told Health that when she trained for her role as a lifeguard in Baywatch, she “was doing more aerobic activity and way more weight training, which is something I've [since] incorporated into my daily routine.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has no heart of gold when it comes to Neil Young. The far-right lawmaker parodied the rock icon's “My My, Hey Hey” song to mock him after he demanded that Spotify remove his music. Young blasted the streaming platform for airing Joe Rogan's hugely popular podcasts, which regularly spout dangerous misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Police officer arrested a DoorDash driver who was supposed to deliver food to a customer. So officer Sam Buhr decided to finish the delivery.
Bodycam footage released through a Freedom of Information Act request shows federal contractors dropping off migrants at the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., last summer, with one contractor on the scene saying the Biden administration was “betraying the American people.” New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino obtained the footage, a 51-minute clip from the body camera of Westchester Police Sgt. Michael Hamborsky on August 13, 2021. Astorino discussed the footage on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News on Wednesday.
A Fox News panel reacted strongly to news of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's plans to retire. The focus quickly settled on President Joe Biden's promise to nominate a Black woman. Host Harris Faulkner said, "What you're talking about is discrimination."
Norway's prime minister, whose country borders Russia and is a founding member of NATO, said Wednesday he believes it's “a sign of weakness” that President Vladimir Putin has to express Moscow's political views by an “extraordinary” military buildup. Jonas Gahr Støre said in an interview with The Associated Press that he calls it a sign of weakness because it's at the negotiating table where issues that matter to people should be discussed, not by “that kind of military demonstration,” and by pursuing Russia's interests where “the weapons will speak.”
Officers in Pennsylvania are searching for a man who they say shot at a woman who accidentally bumped into him at a grocery store. The woman, who Coatesville Police Department officers say is in her 20s, apologized to the man after bumping into him at Coatesville Market on Jan. 26, according to a news release. But the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Moenell Coleman, became irate and threatened to shoot her, police say.
On Sept. 4, 2017, according to his confession letter, Joel Greenberg called his friend Rep. Matt Gaetz with some bad news. A teenager both men had paid to have sex with was underage, Greenberg claimed. Now, two sources tell The Daily Beast, a cooperating witness can confirm details of that call for one damning reason: He was in Greenberg's office when the call took place.
The Biden administration and NATO told Russia on Wednesday there will be no U.S. or NATO concessions on Moscow's main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine. In separate written responses delivered to the Russians, the U.S. and NATO held firm to the alliance's open-door policy for membership, rejected a demand to permanently ban Ukraine from joining, and said allied deployments of troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe are nonnegotiable. There is no change, there will be no change,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Security footage now has been made public showing a Black student being ordered by a white lunch monitor at a school in Lorain, Ohio, to eat food the girl had thrown in the trash. After asking for months to see the video of the incident at Palm Elementary School, the parents of the child, who's also suing the school, says the footage confirms everything their daughter told them. The Lorain City School District released surveillance footage of the act on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday mocked faux conservative indignation over President Joe Biden's hot mic moment with Fox News' Peter Doocy. Meyers drew attention to former Donald Trump White House physician Ronny Jackson's disingenuous claim on Fox News that Biden's “stupid son of a bitch” snipe at Doocy showed he was short-tempered, irritable and lashing out — all signals of cognitive decline, he said. Jackson is now a Republican House lawmaker representing Texas.
“Cooking is the No. 1 way you’re polluting your home … You’re basically living in this toxic soup.”
“People (myself included) like cooking with gas! It’s one of the few energy uses that inspires brand loyalty to the fuel consumed.”
“It’s time to start making new buildings all-electric and switching out all those existing gas appliances, including gas stoves.”
“If you're looking for personal ways to protect the environment and your health right now, you have much bigger fish to fry.”
“Market-based solutions have not achieved their desired goals, thus new ways of thinking need to emerge.”