Month: December 2020

NYPD releases video it says shows woman attacking Black musician’s son after falsely accusing him of stealing her iPhone

The video was tweeted late Wednesday by NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, who wrote: “The woman in this video falsely accused an innocent 14-year-old teenager of stealing her cellphone. She then proceeded to physically attack him and fled the location before police officers arrived on scene.” The video includes an image of the woman …

NYPD releases video it says shows woman attacking Black musician’s son after falsely accusing him of stealing her iPhone Read More »

Trump budget director accuses Biden team of ‘false statements’ in latest transition spat

Still, in a letter to Biden’s transition chief dated Thursday, Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought said his office would not help transition officials begin developing their own policies that he claimed would “bankrupt America.” The letter was the latest development in a devolving spat between the incoming and outgoing administrations over the …

Trump budget director accuses Biden team of ‘false statements’ in latest transition spat Read More »

McConnell called Hawley out over objecting to Electoral College vote during conference call Hawley wasn’t on

Hawley did not respond to multiple questions from McConnell, including when asked to lay out his plan to object to the Electoral College vote — and senators soon recognized he wasn’t actually on the call. Politico was the first to report the news of the call that an official told CNN occurred earlier Thursday. A …

McConnell called Hawley out over objecting to Electoral College vote during conference call Hawley wasn’t on Read More »

FDA issues pet food alert after 28 dogs are reported dead from toxin

The food containing the toxin has been identified as certain Sportmix products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods. The products were voluntarily recalled by the company on Wednesday. The FDA and the Missouri Department of Agriculture are working with the manufacturer to determine whether more products contain high levels of the toxin. The FDA said the …

FDA issues pet food alert after 28 dogs are reported dead from toxin Read More »

Boris Johnson says new year marks ‘an amazing moment’ for UK as 2021 ushers in Brexit and hopes for an end to Covid

Boris Johnson says new year marks ‘an amazing moment’ for UK as 2021 ushers in Brexit and hopes for an end to Covid

Boris Johnson has said that the new year marks “an amazing moment for this country”, in a message broadcast as most of the UK hunkered down at home under coronavirus restrictions. The prime minister, who was seeing in the new year with his immediate family at No 10, said he was confident that 2021 was …

Boris Johnson says new year marks ‘an amazing moment’ for UK as 2021 ushers in Brexit and hopes for an end to Covid Read More »

Confusion over Brexit customs rules forces retailers to suspend Northern Ireland deliveries

Confusion over Brexit customs rules forces retailers to suspend Northern Ireland deliveries

Retailers including John Lewis and Dunelm have suspended deliveries to Northern Ireland due to uncertainty about red tape to be imposed because of Brexit.  Despite Boris Johnson’s insistence that there would be no border down the Irish Sea, firms have been left scrambling to ensure they can navigate the customs declarations imposed on shipments from …

Confusion over Brexit customs rules forces retailers to suspend Northern Ireland deliveries Read More »

School leaders and councils demand clarity on primary closures

School leaders and councils demand clarity on primary closures

School leaders and local authorities have demanded the government explain its decisions over which primary schools should stay open in England, as the opposition accused the education secretary of “serial incompetence” over the patchwork of school closures. Haringey council in north London said on Thursday night that it was advising its primaries to close to …

School leaders and councils demand clarity on primary closures Read More »

Tom Hanks reveals he shaved his head for a role, and he’s not thrilled

The 64-year-old actor (very briefly) revealed his new look during an appearance Tuesday on “The Graham Norton Show.” Hanks conspicuously had on a baseball cap for most of that appearance. At one point, he explained that he was currently in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic about Elvis Presley, in which he plays Presley’s manager …

Tom Hanks reveals he shaved his head for a role, and he’s not thrilled Read More »

Border Patrol rescues Mexican migrant found hanging from border wall in California

Border Patrol rescues Mexican migrant found hanging from border wall in California

Border agents rescued a Mexican national who got stuck on the border wall in California while trying to enter the U.S. illegally, authorities said Wednesday. Agents patrolling Imperial Beach found the 25-year-old man hanging from a part of the wall that juts out into the Pacific Ocean at around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said …

Border Patrol rescues Mexican migrant found hanging from border wall in California Read More »

Redesigned South Carolina flag scrapped after residents made fun of its palmetto tree

So when a commission of historians was tasked with tweaking its design, residents of the state were quick to respond — mess with the flag, and you mess with us. Lambasted by the public, a newly proposed state flag has been scrapped, the Post and Courier reported this week. The South Carolina State Flag Study …

Redesigned South Carolina flag scrapped after residents made fun of its palmetto tree Read More »