A Slovenian woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after been found guilty of attempted insurance fraud. Julija Adlesic and her boyfriend plotted to deliberately saw off her hand to receive a €1m ($1.2m) payout, Sky News reports. A woman who deliberately sawed off her hand in an insurance fraud plot has been sentenced to two years in jail.
Parts of Louisiana hit hard by Hurricane Laura have been left fighting off hordes of mosquitoes so vast they are killing farm animals by biting them in huge numbers. The animals are dying from the sheer number of bites, which leave them anemic and bleeding under the skin, as well as from the exhaustion caused by constantly moving to avoid the insects. According to Dr Craig Fontenot, a vet in the city of Ville Platte, the “vicious little suckers”, pushed out of marshes by the huge storm, have already claimed some 300-400 cattle, as well as a few horses.
A New York student was arrested after repeatedly going to to school on days he was scheduled for online learning, officials say. Maverick Stow, a student at William Floyd High School in Long Island, went to campus Thursday despite his suspension for going to campus on a day he was supposed to be attending remote classes, according to the William Floyd School District. The high school of 3,000 students is offering a hybrid of online and in-person classes to abide by social distancing requirements.
An unidentified photographer breached Joe Biden's Secret Service perimeter this afternoon as the candidate boarded his charter plane in Pennsylvania. The Democratic presidential nominee and his wife, Jill, were walking up the plane staircase from their motorcade at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport when a man with a camera made his way onto the small airport tarmac, around the plane's rear and under its left wing to join the group of credentialed press corps traveling with Biden who were watching the couple board. Soon after reaching the area under the plane wing, the man was intercepted by a Secret Service agent and physically removed.
Despite international calls for clemency, Iranian state news media on Saturday reported the state execution of Navid Afkari, a 27-year-old wrestler, at a prison in the southern city of Shiraz. Afkari was accused of fatally stabbing a water supply company employee during a 2018 antigovernment protest in Shiraz. His case received attention across the globe, with President Trump and international sports groups among those calling on Tehran to spare his life.
Swedish architect Thomas Sandell devised a space that allows guests unparalleled access to the wildlife of the region Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
A 28-year-old drug courier has been jailed in Australia after colliding with two parked police cars in a van filled with methamphetamines. Simon Tu had 260kg (570lbs) of the drug in the van when he swerved across the road and hit the vehicles in July 2019. Officers tracked down the van and pulled Tu over, discovering a haul worth up to $130 million Australian dollars (£74m; $95m).
The US Navy has cancelled a planned flyover of New York City intended to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks amid widespread criticism. The flyover was announced on Twitter by the city's emergency notification system late on Thursday. A US Navy F-18 Super Hornet jet was scheduled to fly south down the Hudson River towards the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at an altitude of 2,500ft at 3.30pm.
The Visegrad Four grouping of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia wants to propose visa-free movement for Belarusian citizens and a support package for Belarus at an EU summit, Poland's prime minister said on Friday. At talks in the eastern Polish city of Lublin, the Visegrad Four reiterated a call for a new election in Belarus, where protesters have been demanding the end of President Alexander Lukashenko's 26-year rule, and said the protests needed support. Further sanctions against Belarusian officials are expected to be discussed at the Sept.
The Air Force typically doesn't get a lot of credit for close-range ground combat missions, but there is one unit that has fought alongside Army Rangers almost every day since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Since its initial deployment in October 2001, elements of the 17th Special Tactics Squadron have deployed with units of the 75th Ranger Regiment for more than 6,900 days and counting. The headquarters and two operational detachments of the 17th have been in a continuous rotation of combat deployments in the 19 years since 9/11, according to an Air Force news release.
The four officers charged in the killing of George Floyd are now blaming one another for his death, The Washington Post reported. Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and second-degree murder. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner thinks President Trump's coronavirus admissions should land him in prison. In a Thursday appearance on SiriusXM's The Dean Obeidallah Show, the MSNBC legal analyst gave an incredibly harsh assessment of Trump's interviews with veteran reporter Bob Woodward. Trump's insistence in March that he wanted to "play down" the coronavirus threat despite knowing its deadliness "upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder," Kirschner said, breaking down the pieces of the alleged charge step by step.
White smoke rose from the smoldering wreckage of Beirut's port on Friday hours after firefighters extinguished a huge fire that terrified the city's residents five weeks after a massive blast killed nearly 200 people and destroyed parts of Lebanon's capital. It wasn't clear what caused the raging fire that broke out Thursday afternoon and covered the city with dark smoke and toxic fumes for hours, as fire fighters and army helicopters struggled to bring it under control. No one was hurt by the fire, the second at the port this week.
Tesla owners have found parts inside their Model Y cars held on by straps that don't appear to be standard. In forums, some owners said the parts looked like someone had "made a run to Home Depot to make Q2 numbers." It isn't clear how widespread the possible use of the non-standard parts is, or if they can cause any issues with the cars' performance.
Lax oversight and the recklessness of a group of mechanics at Newark Liberty Airport led to the death of a worker who walked into the spinning propeller blades of a plane three years ago, according to a lawsuit filed by the victim's family in Essex County. Jacqueline Mkalama, 53, of Orange, was tasked with cleaning planes between flights at the airport, said Joseph Monaco, the family's attorney. Monaco said the mechanics, whom the suit referred to but did not name, failed to make sure a spotter stood on the ground below to warn others of the potential danger as they worked in the cockpit.
Berlin's Justice Ministry has approved a request from Moscow for legal assistance in the investigation of the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and has tasked state prosecutors with working with Russian authorities, officials said Friday. Berlin state prosecutors said in a tweet that their office had been commissioned to provide legal assistance to Russia and information on Navalny's state of health, “subject to his consent. The office said it would provide no further information on the request at this time.
Tucker Carlson Getty Images Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday proclaimed to his audience, which is the largest in cable news, that America "must defeat" the Black Lives Matter movement "if we're going to survive as a country." In the racially-charged screed, Carlson, who once called white supremacy a "hoax" on the heels of a mass shooting targeting Latinx immigrants in Texas, attempted to cast blame for the deep racial divisions in the U.S. on Barack Obama, the nation's first Black president. The Obama presidency left "a wake of destruction" behind, according to Carlson.
Donald Trump traveled to the memorial of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to mark the anniversary of 9/11. He praising troops in the United States' conflicts that followed the terror attack in 2001 and said all faiths came together in the days and weeks after to rebuild. The US Navy was forced to cancel a flyover of New York to mark the 19th anniversary after it was branded as tone deaf and insensitive, while the Trump administration was accused of withholding $4 million in funding for a 9/11 FDNY health programme.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib said in a tweet Friday that Amazon called the police on her and Rep. Debbie Dingell after they showed up at a Michigan warehouse to check on workers' safety. The Democratic lawmakers, both from Michigan, had come at the request of workers and the company itself, and were waiting for more than an hour, Tlaib said. Tlaib and Dingell have previously raised concerns about worker safety and called for a federal investigation into Amazon's warehouse safety practices.