Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection again as an execution method to put Alan Eugene Miller to death. Any future effort to execute him will be done by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method authorized in Alabama but that has never been used to carry out a death sentence in the US.
A South Carolina man and woman are accused of listening for two hours as a pregnant woman cried for help as she was beaten to death in their Marietta home. Twenty-two-year-old Clarrissa Winchester was found dead in the Saw Mill Road home Nov. 9, beaten in the head and neck. At some point, Winchester's baby was born.
As his father drove from California toward Nevada, breathlessly repeating prayers while wearing a football helmet and steering erratically across the freeway, a 12-year-old boy made an emergency phone call from the passenger seat, telling dispatchers he was concerned about his safety. Dispatchers from the California Highway Patrol received a call around 5 p.m. Oct. 26 from a boy who said he was in the car with his father, who was behaving in an alarming way, said California Highway Patrol Lt. Joe Dominguez. The father and son had been at a family party earlier that day in South Los Angeles when the father asked his son if he wanted to go to the park and play football, Dominguez said.
A pregnant woman left in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner after how her mother-in-law treated her. For Thanksgiving, she prepared her own meal to bring to family dinner at her mother-in-law's. During mealtime, her mother-in-law told her she would heat up the plate but served her own cooking instead. Redditors agreed the mother-in-law crossed a line but that her husband was the real issue.
FTX and Alameda Research filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy three days after Ellison's text. Caroline Ellison, the then-chief executive of hedge fund Alameda Research, sent a text earlier this month saying that she was "kinda worried that everyone is gonna quit/take time off" with a sweating-face emoji amid the collapse of its corporate sibling, crypto exchange FTX, according to documents reviewed by the New York Times. Ellison reportedly sent the text to a group chat with Ryne Miller, a top lawyer at FTX, around November 8, after FTX faced a run on customer deposits in the wake of a report that Alameda Research, the hedge fund led by FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, held an unusua...
The family of the late Katie Meyer, formerly Stanford University's star soccer captain, is suing the university for wrongful death, after Meyer took her life in her dorm room in February. Last week, Santa Clara County ruled that “there is no indication of foul play, and Meyer's death was determined to be self-inflicted,” prompting Meyer's family to file a lawsuit on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated reported. Meyer's death came almost immediately after she received notice that she faced disciplinary action for an incident in which she'd spilled coffee on a football player who allegedly raped her underage teammate.
Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain's maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and were transferred to hospitals on the island for medical attention, according to Spain's Maritime Safety and Rescue Society. The survivors were all from Nigeria, the Spanish government's delegation in the Canary Islands told The Associated Press.
Emergency officials in Hawaii are warning residents near Mauna Loa of Pele's Hair — but what is it and why is it dangerous? Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, began erupting at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, McClatchy News reported. The eruption is confined to Moku'āweoweo, the summit caldera of the 13,100-foot volcano, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory reported.
The tweet reflects a growing belief among tech execs that employees have become too lazy. Some tech employees may be seeing fewer office perks soon. David Marcus, a former Facebook and PayPal executive, alluded to that in a tweet on November 16.
A wealthy Connecticut woman whose criminal case file was sealed from public view was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail for secretly recording three people, including a minor, in a manner involving sexual desire. Hadley Palmer, 54, of Greenwich, was led out of the state courtroom in Stamford in handcuffs by judicial marshals. Judge John Blawie, who sealed Palmer's case file earlier this year over objections by the The Associated Press, ordered that the file remain sealed Tuesday, keeping the specifics of the charges included in an arrest warrant shielded from public view.
Katie Hobbs could look the other way Or, as Arizona Election Services Director Kori Lorick put it, “In the event that they fail to canvas by the deadline, we are prepared to take legal action and ask a court to require them to carry out their statutory responsibility. What Arizona law says is that the County Board of Supervisors has a non-discretionary duty to canvass the County's election results … So, under the law, they have this responsibility, and refusing to canvass would essentially disenfranchise all of the voters in Cochise County. What did I tell you?
An sharp-eyed UPS deliveryman came through in the clutch on Florida's Space Coast. According to a Saturday Facebook post from Wild Florida Rescue, a “UPS guy named Matt called in about an unknown bird with a jug attached to it.” In the comments section, the organization explains that the creature was discovered in a retention pond in front of a church on North Wickham Road in Viera.
Amazon is shutting down its wholesale distribution business in India, the latest in a series of retreats for the retailer in the key overseas market where it has deployed over $7 billion in the past decade. The American e-commerce giant said Monday that it is discontinuing Amazon Distribution, its wholesale e-commerce website available to small neighborhood stores in Bengaluru, Mysore and Hubli. Amazon Distribution was designed to help kiranas, the neighborhood stores in India, pharmacies and department stores secure inventory from the e-commerce giant.
Lawyers for Trump's real-estate empire rested their case Monday in a Manhattan tax-fraud trial. First, though, the trial judge scolded Trump Organization lawyers over an 11th-hour evidence dump. "Good old-fashioned sandbagging," Justice Juan Merchan called the late defense filing.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio pushed back on Biden's move to have Congress ratify a rail contract. Rail workers threatened to strike — potentially devastating the economy — over a lack of paid leave. Biden called on Congress to step in and avert a strike by passing the tentative agreement.
Iranian authorities said Tuesday that two former members of the national soccer team arrested this month in connection with nationwide protests have been released on bail. The announcement came hours before Iran was set to play the U.S. at the World Cup in a politically charged match that authorities are heavily promoting as they grapple with nationwide protests that are well into their third month. Parviz Boroumand, a retired goalkeeper, was arrested nearly two weeks ago on charges of participating in protests in the capital, Tehran, and was accused of damaging property.
The body of a mother who went missing in Tennessee was found in the trunk of a crashed car being driven by her girlfriend in Michigan, police say. Eleni Kassa, 31, was reported missing on Friday, Nov. 18, after she did not pick up her daughter from school, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department in Tennessee. An investigation revealed she went missing following a “possible domestic violence incident” with her girlfriend, 36-year-old Dominique Hardwick, police said.
Yoon's comments come as officials from his country and the U.S. warn that North Korea may be preparing... to resume testing nuclear weapons for the first time since 2017. He also urged China - as North Korea's closest ally - to do more to influence Pyongyang.
Donald Trump is betting he can win his way back to the White House by reviving the outsider appeal that fueled his success in 2016. In an acknowledgment of the severity of the backlash and an effort to prevent a repeat, Trump's campaign is putting new protocols in place to ensure that those who meet with him are approved and fully vetted, according to people familiar with the plans who requested anonymity to share internal strategy. The changes will include expediting a system, borrowed from Trump's White House, in which a senior campaign official will be present with him at all times, according to one of the people.
hotlink]Snap[/hotlink] is the latest company to try to bring workers back to the office. Starting in February, Snap employees will be expected to spend at least 80% of their time in the office, coming out to four days a week for most employees, according to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg. The policy, which CEO Evan Spiegel called “default together,” would apply to all of Snap's 30 offices around the world.
That offers some relief for Disney but also suggests Chinese authorities are keen to avoid a repeat of Shanghai's full lockdown earlier this year, which lasted two months. The media and entertainment conglomerate's parks business has rebounded strongly in 2022, after two years beset with Covid-19 and travel restrictions. Disney's international parks business has relied on Disneyland Paris to provide growth–through higher visitor numbers and increased ticket prices.
Medvedev, who once cast himself as a liberal moderniser as president from 2008 to 2012, has increasingly emerged as one of the most hawkish proponents of Russia's war in Ukraine, posting scathing denunciations of the West on his social media channels. "If, as (NATO Secretary-General Jens) Stoltenberg hinted, NATO were to supply the Ukrainian fanatics with Patriot systems along with NATO personnel, they would immediately become a legitimate target of our armed forces," Medvedev wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
However, some places of work remain open during the holidays, so those in need of a break have to save their time off and schedule it in advance to ensure they'll have a moment to breathe — and that's exactly what Reddit user u/bearandthebunny did. In a now-viral exchange, u/bearandthebunny (who we'll call BAB for short) shared messages she received from her manager, who asked that she work during her approved time off. With one person out, her manager asked that she come in anyway and called the schedule he attempted to impose "non-negotiable."
The Florida doctor who was arrested last week for allegedly raping two patients while they were blacked out on sedatives, tequila, and laughing gas was found dead on Monday evening in a ditch near his home, an incident report says. Cops have emphasized that the death of 54-year-old Dr. Eric Andrew Salata has not been ruled a suicide yet because an autopsy hasn't been completed, but a spokesperson told The Daily Beast his death “does not appear to be suspicious. An incident report says Salata's body was found during a welfare check—called in by authorities who noted his ankle monitor hadn't moved for eight hours in the middle of the day on Monday.
A recent study from iSeeCars found that some vehicles are prone to deliver many more miles of usable driving than others. Unsurprisingly, Toyota dominated the top-10 list, but most of the other models come from General Motors with one Honda thrown into the mix. The iSeeCars study found that SUVs and trucks occupy 75 percent of the top 20 vehicles with the potential to last the longest, and Toyota alone accounts for half of the top 20.
“Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”
“If you work…to install a Supreme Court that will eliminate constitutional rights, prepare to live with the electoral consequences.”
“Trump pretty reliably put his thumb on the scale for the riskiest and most flawed candidates.”
“The Republicans should have done much better on inflation and the economy. They lacked an effective and transparent message.”
“Where does Trump end and the far-right begin?”