Jeffrey Epstein once bought Caribbean islands and private jets with the flick of a pen. Now lawyers for his $600 million estate say checks are starting to bounce, the Miami Herald reports. On Thursday, they told the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands that liens placed by a local attorney...
Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain's Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill's Grammy feat. (Feb. 24)
The six passengers traveling with Kobe Bryant and his daughter in the helicopter that crashed into a Southern California mountainside last month were joined by their love of basketball
Employees Want Office Pets Over Vacation Days and Raises, Survey Says According to a ZipRecruiter survey of 3,000 job applicants, 30 percent say it is important to have employers allow their pets at the office. The survey also revealed what they are willing to give up to have their pets tag along. At the top of the list is free snacks, which 41 percent say they would trade. After that, it's catered meals with 30 percent willing to give them up. Even a paid vacation day? 17 percent have no problem with that sacrifice. The survey adds that seven percent would cut their gross salary by a percentage point. Would you give up a performance bonus for your pet? According to the ZipRecruiter survey, three percent would be okay with that.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Broad-based support across age, racial and ideological groups propelled Bernie Sanders to a dominant victory in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses, tightening his grip on the front-runner spot in the race to find a challenger to President Donald Trump. Joe Biden, a former vice president, appeared headed to a badly needed second-place finish in Nevada after poor showings earlier this month in the first two nominating contests in the Democratic presidential race ahead of the Nov.
A new book excerpt reveals how Greta Thunberg struggled with autism and an eating disorder before emerging as the world's leading climate activist, the Guardian reports. Authored by the entire Thunberg family—mom Malena Ernman, opera singer; dad Svante Thunberg, actor; Greta's sister, Beata Ernman; and Greta herself— Our House...
Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's Grey Matter, Study Says The new study was published in the journal, 'Addictive Behaviors.' Grey matter controls a variety of important functions including speech, sight, hearing and memory. According to the study, when one can't put down their phone, the size and shape of their grey matter is affected. Other reports have said that drug use is also associated with changes in grey matter. Per day, Americans spend an average of about four hours on their devices. This is according to a survey conducted last year by software company RescueTime. Researchers, via study
Here are the top stories for Sunday, February 23rd: Tump departs for India visit; Democratic candidates hit the road after Nevada; Italy cracks down on viral outbreak; Man dies in rocket launch.
Pete Buttigieg's campaign has a few requests of a Nevada State Democratic Party "in light of material irregularities" in state caucuses still being tallied, CNN reports. The campaign asks the party to "release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct," "correct any outstanding second alignment errors identified by presidential...
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to wade into a long-running battle between developers of a 605-mile natural gas pipeline and environmental groups who oppose the project
Looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have found a little wiggle room. After agreeing to ditch the "Sussex Royal" brand name—apparently at the Queen's request—they had a pal of Meghan's register the website sussexglobalcharities.com, People reports. The Daily Mail reports that said pal, fashion stylist Jessica...
A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth. (Feb. 23)
Kicking off a whirlwind 36-hour visit to India that emphasizes pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump received a warm welcome Monday on the subcontinent _ including a mega-rally named after the traditional Indian greeting _ meant to reaffirm ties between the two nations while providing enviable overseas imagery for a president in a re-election year
This Day in History: U.S. Hockey Team Beats the Soviets in the 'Miracle on Ice' February 22, 1980 The underdog U.S. hockey team defeats the four-time defending gold-medal Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The U.S. win is considered one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history. The Soviet squad fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. The American team trailed most of the game, finally taking the lead with ten minutes left. When the final horn sounded, the players, coaches and team officials poured onto the ice in raucous celebration. To many Americans, the "Miracle on Ice" represented a Cold War victory.
According to Reuters a coronavirus outbreak has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy. On Thursday, a 77-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus was found dead at her home, located south of Milan. Her death came after a 78-year-old man died of the infection near Padua overnight. Italy is said to be the worst affected country in Europe. The bulk of the coronavirus cases are concentrated in Lombardy, the country’s financial and industrial center. Regional Welfare Councillor Giulio Gallera told the press, “All those who have tested positive are people who on February 18-19 had contacts with the emergency room and the hospital of Codogno." 50,000 residents in Codogno and nearby towns have been told to stay inside. Public gatherings, including Sunday masses, are cancelled.
A missing-toddler case made headlines Friday when the girl's grandmother was pulled over in a reportedly stolen BMW, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reports. Angela Boswell, 42, and her companion William McCloud, 33, were arrested in North Carolina and charged with possessing stolen property. Whether this helps in finding Evelyn Boswell—a...
Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend, Roger Stone, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. The penalty was decided by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who said Stone’s “pride in his own lies” was a “threat” to the “foundations of our democracy.” Amy Berman Jackson, via ‘Washington Post’ He was also fined $20,000, given travel restrictions, and ordered to serve two years of supervised release and to continue to comply with the gag order in place. Trump weighed in on the sentencing, criticizing the “fairness” of Stone’s trial. Donald Trump, via Twitter Stone was initially convicted of seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in November 2019. The charges were a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.