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The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, was charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him Thursday in Florida swampland. A federal grand jury indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Wyoming alleges Brian Laundrie used a Capital One Bank card and someone's personal identification number to make unauthorized withdrawals or charges worth more than $1,000 during the period in which Petito went missing. FBI spokeswoman Courtney Bernal declined to reveal the nature of the charges made to the debit card.
While much has been written about Jan. 6 and Donald Trump's reaction while it was going down, Bob Woodward's new book, Peril, is giving readers more insight into what happened behind closed doors. The day was fraught with a lot of drama, and as we know, much of the burden of getting through to the president rested on Ivanka Trump's shoulders. When the insurrection took a dangerous turn on Capitol Hill, Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States National Security Council Keith Kellogg reached out to Ivanka to speak to her father to get the rioters to calm down.
A passenger on a JetBlue flight from Boston to Puerto Rico allegedly choked a flight attendant with a necktie. The passenger was arrested and faced one federal charge, according to the FBI. An unruly passenger on a JetBlue flight from Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico, was arrested after he allegedly choked a flight attendant with his necktie while trying to force his way into the plane's cockpit on Wednesday evening, according to CBSN Boston.
The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's methods of the past. Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side of the square, told The Associated Press that four bodies were brought to the main square and three bodies were moved to other parts of the city for public display. Seddiqi said the Taliban announced in the square that the four were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police.
A mountain goat impaled a 154-pound grizzly bear in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, researchers said. A mountain goat achieved a remarkable feat after it impaled a 154-pound grizzly bear that presumably tried to attack it in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, researchers said. The carcass of a female grizzly bear was found by hikers earlier this month on a popular trail in eastern British Columbia's Yoho National Park.
Parsons praised Greene in his statement as an “America First superstar who has become one of the leading policy-influencers in our party today. He called working for her the “highlight of my professional career. Parsons was a gun-rights lobbyist in Georgia before he was hired by Greene, and he ran the nonprofit advocacy organization Georgia Gun Owners.
A 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a girl, 15, reported being pulled into the sea and attacked. The boy, from Warwickshire, was arrested following a public appeal and the release of an e-fit on BBC One's Crimewatch Live. The incident took place near Bournemouth pier on 18 July while the beach was packed with holidaymakers.
There are over 60 container ships full of import cargo stuck offshore of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but there are more than double that — 154 as of Friday — waiting to load export cargo off Shanghai and Ningbo in China, according to eeSea, a company that analyzes carrier schedules. The number of container ships anchored off Shanghai and Ningbo has surged over recent weeks. There are now 242 container ships waiting for berths at countrywide.
A prominent anti-vax doctor had her medical license renewed this month, the Ohio Capital reported. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny told Ohio lawmakers in June that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic. A prominent anti-vax doctor from Ohio, who pushed the false claim that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic, has had her medical license renewed, according to the Ohio Capital Journal.
The grandpa rewarded her by giving her $60,000. Now the girl's mother is forcing her to split it with her sibling who hasn't helped at all. Decode and demystify Gen Z's latest online slang terms with In The Know's new glossary.
Protesters marched in The Hague on Saturday, September 25, against the Dutch government's new COVID-19 rule that restricts access to bars, restaurants, and other venues to those who can provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result. The Netherlands' health ministry announced the measure on September 14, and said it would be in effect from September 25. Whether people have a fixed seat or not, and whether the location is indoors or outdoors, everyone aged 13 and over will have to show a valid coronavirus entry pass to gain admission.
A Wisconsin deputy threatened to arrest a teenager over COVID-19 social media posts in March 2020. Amyiah Cohoon had posted about her experience with what she and her doctors believed was COVID-19. On Friday, a judge ruled that the threat violated Cohoon's first amendment right.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's Princess Mako is set to forego a one-off million-dollar payment for giving up her royal status to wed a college classmate, media said on Saturday, clearing the way for a marriage delayed for years by controversy over her fiance. The 29-year-old grand-daughter of then-Emperor Akihito and her former college classmate, Kei Komuro, announced their engagement in 2017. But the marriage was put off after reports of a financial dispute between Komuro's mother and her former fiance.
A fun-loving mama bear and her cub delighted onlookers with their antics at Isaac Dickson Elementary School in Asheville, North Carolina, this week. Fifth-grade teacher Betsie Stockslager Emry recorded the pair having fun on the school's playground—even sliding down the slides!—from behind a window after her students had gone home for the day. "This made my day," Emry wrote alongside the adorable clip on Facebook.
A 14-year-old girl walking her dog recently on a Charlotte street was abducted and raped, police said. On Friday, police said they arrested a 22-year-old felon in the case. Tyquan Osborne of Charlotte was jailed Thursday on three counts each of statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child, and one count each of first-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.
The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Vermont couple cannot be prosecuted in state court for drug violations with evidence seized by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The court, in a 3-2 decision, said the federal law used by the Border Patrol agent to search the Vermont car after it was stopped during a roving patrol just south of the Canadian border in August 2018 did not comply with the state constitutional guarantee against unreasonable searches. “Evidence obtained in violation of the Vermont Constitution may not be admitted at trial in a state prosecution because such evidence 'eviscerates our most sacred rights, impinges on individual privacy, perverts our judicial process, distorts any notion of fairness, and encourages official misconduct,'" said the majority decision, written by Justice William Cohen, who was citing an earlier case.
In a statement, Trump said Cyber Ninjas' audit found "significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!" A spokesperson for the auditor contradicted Trump's claims: "It doesn't look like" there was fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page.
Gabby Petito's best friend Rose Davis said Brian Laundrie can survive in the wilderness. Davis told People that Laundrie once stayed in the Appalachian mountains by himself "for months." Gabby Petito's best friend Rose Davis says Brian Laundrie can survive out in the wilderness because he has done it before.
Firefighters take a lot of pride in washing and polishing their vehicles, not wrecking them. This is the kind of thing usually attributed to Florida man — but South Carolina is only a state away. According to Fox Carolina, the firefighter was responding to a call — although the Associated Press and other South Carolina outlets say that's unclear.
The hyperactive hurricane season of 2021 continues with Hurricane Sam, which is expected to rapidly intensify into a Category 4 hurricane in just two days. Sam — which strengthened into a Category 2 storm late Friday, the National Hurricane Center tweeted — is the 18th named system of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. It is one of the earliest 18th named storms to form, beaten only by last season, which was the most active hurricane season on record.
Just last week, a nearly-30-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department surrendered his badge rather than comply with the city's requirement that all employees be inoculated against COVID-19. A few weeks ago, a hospital in upstate New York announced it would have to “pause” delivering babies because of resignations among its maternity staff.
President Joe Biden sat down with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for important talks about the Indo-Pacific region. Biden recalled that soon after he was first elected to the U.S. Senate, he got a letter from a man in Mumbai who said his last name was also Biden. Later, as vice president, Biden was in India and recalled being asked by local press if he had any Indian relatives.
Former President Donald Trump said he did "the opposite" of Dr. Anthony Fauci's advice during the pandemic. Trump said he decided against firing Fauci because he would have "taken heat" for it. Trump and Fauci have often criticized each other for their differing approaches to the pandemic.
Simone Biles has been busy on her Gold Over America tour, but the gymnastics GOAT just got a much-deserved day off. Simone shared some pics on Instagram of herself enjoying a little QT. Simone looks amazing in the pics, naturally, and it's kinda hard to miss the fact that her legs look super toned.
Prime Minister Imran Khan sought to cast Pakistan as the victim of American ungratefulness and an international double standard in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. In a prerecorded speech aired during the evening, the Pakistani prime minister touched on a range of topics that included climate change, global Islamophobia and “the plunder of the developing world by their corrupt elites” — the latter of which he likened to what the East India Company did to India. It was for India's government that Khan reserved his harshest words, once again labeling Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government “fascist.”
“It wouldn’t take much of an annual wealth tax to rescue the retirement system.”
“Privatizing Social Security — or at least letting individuals opt-out so they can escape the sinking ship — would be a huge win.”
“Congress could save hundreds of billions of dollars by modestly paring back the benefit formula for future wealthy retirees.”
“Raising the retirement age reduces the number of beneficiaries, thereby reducing the costs of the program.”
“Social Security as we know it needs to be abolished and replaced with a better system.”