The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released bodycam footage showing the moment a driver was pulled from his car just before it went up in flames on the city's strip on Friday, January 27. The video shows LVMPD Convention Center Area Command Officer Derek Stebbins finding the driver unconscious in the crashed vehicle on the Las Vegas Strip. He then pulls the man from the burning car, with the help of a bystander, before flames engulf the driver's side.
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.
House Republicans removed Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from one of her committees on Thursday. The dejected duo called it the "stupidest vote" and panned leadership for making Omar a "martyr." Two disillusioned House Republicans unloaded on their vengeful leadership for inadvertently making a hero out of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar by publicly stripping her of a high-profile committee assignment in what one deemed the "stupidest vote in the world."
Konstantin Yefremov, former Russian military officer who fled Russia, has claimed that Ukrainian men were cruelly tortured in captivity; Russian soldiers shot at them and threatened to rape them. Source: Yefremov in the interview with the Russian BBC News Details: In April 2022, Yefremov's unit guarded their "rear HQ" in Kamianka village in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine. The colonel was in charge of questioning Ukrainian captives there.
STORY: The U.S. says it's monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon spotted above Montana. If confirmed, it would a brazen act just days ahead of a planned trip to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. This video, captured in the city of Billings, showed what appeared to be the suspected spy balloon.
Charlie Munger is no fan of crypto. As vice chairman of the nearly $700 billion megaconglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, Munger has helped Warren Buffett make billions for investors since 1978 using a strict fundamentals-based approach to acquiring “high-quality businesses.” “A cryptocurrency is not a currency, not a commodity, and not a security,” Munger argued in a Wednesday Wall Street Journal op-ed.
A suspected Chinese spy balloon has been flying over the United States for a couple of days, U.S. officials said on Thursday, in what would be a brazen act just days ahead of a planned trip to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Fighter jets were mobilised but military leaders advised President Joe Biden against shooting the balloon out of the sky for fear debris could pose a safety threat, advice Biden accepted, U.S. officials said. The United States took "custody" of the balloon when it entered U.S. airspace and had observed it with piloted U.S. military aircraft, one of the officials told reporters on condition of anonymity.
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”