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New report details illegal gun trafficking trends in the US kostenlos streamen | dailyme

New report details illegal gun trafficking trends in the US

A new study has stirred concerns about how gun violence is accelerating in the United States.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives report the federal government's first gun crime report in more than 20 years indicates guns that are legally purchased are now being found more quickly at crime scenes."This is indicating that there was trafficking taking place," said Michael Lawlor, a criminal justice professor at the University of New Haven. "In other words, people are legally buying guns and putting those guns into the hands of people who plan on committing crimes with those guns."Lawlor authored the nation's first red flag law in Connecticut in 1999, which legalized the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may pose a danger to themselves or others. He says this report is clear evidence that some people are making money by selling their guns to would-be criminals.SEE MORE: 2022 Year In Review: Gun Violence"Those guns are very rapidly, in many cases now less than a year from the time of the legal purchase, being used in a crime, usually by somebody else," Lawlor said. "And so the question is: How did those guns get from the legal owner to the criminal? And we do know that sometimes this is the result of a theft of the guns; other times it's the result of trafficking."Lawlor says in many states, it's easy for gun traffickers to cover up their crime by simply saying those guns were stolen. In fact, the report shows almost 2 million guns were reported stolen between 2017 and 2021. Almost all of those, 96%, were from private individuals.The report also points to a couple of very troubling trends  one being the proliferation of so-called "ghost guns.""These are guns that don't have serial numbers, hard to trace them," Lawlor said. "They're put together from pieces that you can order online."There's also a more than five-fold increase in the number of Glock switches, which are devices that convert a legal semi-automatic weapon into an illegal fully automatic one."This is a real harbinger of bad things to come, you know, the ability to sort of fire literally 30 bullets, 100 bullets, in the space of just a few seconds," Lawlor said.The device was used in a shoot-out with police in Houston, Texas that left three officers injured. The suspect used an illegally modified pistol with a high-capacity ammo drum and a Glock switch.In a five year period between 2012 and 2016, 814 of these types of "converters" were found by the ATF. That number jumped to over 5,100 in the five years documented in the most recent report.SEE MORE: Hollywood's role in America's gun violence epidemic

Family: police brutality in death of son caught on camera kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Family: police brutality in death of son caught on camera

This police station surveillance video shows the last moments a 28-year-old Black man was alive in police custody. Now, his family in Bogalusa, Louisiana is demanding action alleging wrongdoing even as no officers are facing charges.  According to police, the incident began when a sheriffs deputy spotted Eric Nelson and his son walking down the road.  Nelson had outstanding warrants. Before taking him into custody, the deputy took Nelson and his son home and called in Bogalusa police. According to the Louisiana State Police official report on this incident, Nelson saw the Bogalusa Police Department turn the corner near his mother's home. He ran and police chased after him. He ran through the woods behind his mothers house, and eventually made it to a creek nearby. Thats when police say he jumped into the creek and swam to the other side, refusing to come back to the other side. Eventually police say they had to go in after him. Police say they tased him on the legs in order to get him to comply. The police never activated their body camera videos. The first time we see Nelson on video was as hes dragged out of the back of a police SUV at the station. His familys attorney says he was unconscious. He is then dropped to the ground and his head hits the pavement. SEE MORE: Seven officers disciplined in Tyre Nichols' deathSeveral officers then drag Nelson towards the police station laying him on the ground. The officers perform sternum rubs. His family alleges officers never attempted to perform CPR. After five minutes paramedics arrive. The police take Nelson to the hospital where hes pronounced dead.  They allege he was suffering from brain swelling, injuries to his eye, lip and forehead There are also three circular burn marks that the complaint says is consistent with the use of a taser on his thorax or between the neck and abdomen not his legs as the police report cites. Now the department is facing growing questions about what happened in the moments not captured on video. Bogalusa, Louisiana Mayor Tyrin Throng is vowing to push for tighter body camera policies. The Bogalusa Police initially claimed Nelson had no injuries during his arrest, but his family disputes that. The Louisiana State Police investigated the actions of the officers. The local District Attorney found no criminal wrongdoing.His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several agencies, including the law enforcement officers involved and the City of Bogalusa.

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex abuse charges kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex abuse charges

A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades.Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced the decision a day ahead of a hearing related to state charges accusing him of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors. She said she would ask a judge to dismiss the indictments Tuesday.Foxx, who in 2019 had pleaded with women and girls to come forward so she could pursue charges against Kelly, acknowledged that the decision may be disappointing to his accusers.Mr. Kelly is potentially looking at the possibility of never walking out of prison again for the crimes that he's committed," the prosecutor said, referring to his federal convictions. While today's cases are no longer being pursued, we believe justice has been served.Since Kelly was indicted in Cook County in 2019, federal juries in Chicago and New York have convicted him of a raft of crimes, including child pornography, enticement, racketeering and sex trafficking related to allegations that he victimized women and girls.Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is serving a 30-year prison sentence in the New York case and awaits sentencing on Feb. 23 in Chicago federal court. He is appealing those convictions. Based on the New York sentence alone, the 56-year-old wont be eligible for release until he is around 80.SEE MORE: R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking caseFoxx said she reached out to Kellys lawyer two weeks ago to indicate that charges might be dropped. She also spoke to the women whose allegations were at the heart of the case.Foxx expressed praise for the "courage it took for them to come forward."Kelly's attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, said she was pleased with the prosecution's decision to drop charges.He only has one life to give. So I don't know how many sentences upon sentences would satisfy people, Bonjean said.Lanita Carter, who said she was sexually assaulted by R. Kelly in February 2003, said she was extremely disappointed" with the news.I have spent nearly 20 years hoping that my abuser would be brought to justice for what he did to me. With todays announcement, all hope of justice for my case is gone," Carter said, adding that she trusted Foxx and her office with her story and has spent four years steeling herself to face Kelly to no avail.Justice has been denied for me," she said.Prosecutors sometimes choose to go ahead with more trials out of a concern that convictions elsewhere could be reversed during appeals. They see an opportunity for additional convictions as insurance.We didnt do a monetary cost-benefit analysis, Foxx said, adding, however, that resources spent on a trial now could instead be used in advocacy for other survivors of sexual abuse.Another sexual misconduct case is pending in Hennepin County, Minnesota, where the Grammy Award winner faces solicitation charges. That case, too, has been on hold while the federal cases played out. Minnesota prosecutors havent said whether they still intend to take Kelly to trial.SEE MORE: Woman describes frequent sex with R. Kelly before she was 18Known for his smash hit I Believe I Can Fly and for sex-infused songs such as Bump n Grind, Kelly sold millions of albums even after allegations about his abuse of young girls began circulating publicly in the 1990s. He beat child pornography charges in Chicago in 2008, when a jury acquitted him.Widespread outrage over Kellys sexual misconduct didnt emerge until the #MeToo reckoning and the release of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly" in early 2019.Foxx announced the Cook County charges months before the federal cases in New York and Chicago. Foxx's office alleged he repeatedly sought out girls for sex, including one he encountered at her 16th birthday party and another who met Kelly while he was on trial in 2008.Federal prosecutors in New York told jurors at his 2021 trial that Kelly used his entourage of managers and aides to meet girls and keep them obedient, an operation that prosecutors said amounted to a criminal enterprise.Last year, prosecutors at Kelly's federal trial in Chicago portrayed him as a master manipulator who used his fame and wealth to reel in star-struck fans, some of them minors, to sexually abuse then discard them. Four accusers testified.While prosecutors in that case won convictions on six of the 13 counts against him in that case, the government lost the marquee count that Kelly and his then-business manager successfully rigged his 2008 child pornography trial.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

New York City migrants refuse relocating, say new center is 'inhumane' kostenlos streamen | dailyme

New York City migrants refuse relocating, say new center is 'inhumane'

In despair and visibly exhausted, groups of migrants are refusing to leave a hotel in midtown Manhattan to relocate to a new relief center in Red Hook, Brooklyn.Dozens of police mobilized in an effort to control the peace, as the irritated and tired migrant men demanded to be allowed back into the Manhattan hotel. New York City Mayor Eric Adam's office says the NYPD only responded after individuals who were not asylum seekers assigned to the Watson Hotel rushed in and tried to enter.Last weekend, Adam's office began relocating single male migrants to the new Brooklyn Cruise Terminal relief center. According to a statement from Fabien Levy, Adams' press secretary, the transition occurred to make room in the hotel for asylum-seeking families with children. It went on to say: "The facilities at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will provide the same services as every other humanitarian relief center in the city, and the scheduled relocations to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal this weekend took place as planned."But some migrants say they won't go due to inhumane conditions at the new center.Venezuelan migrant Nelson Piango took a bus to the new facility but was only there for a few hours before returning to the Watson Hotel, hoping to get his room back. He said the new center's showers are two blocks away with no hot water and that the beds are "like hospital stretchers.""It is not suitable for sleeping; it is not suitable for living," Piango said. "We didn't come to this country for luxuries or to be taken care of by the government. We came here to work for our families. We also deserve to be respected just like any other person."SEE MORE: Inside the chaotic system of New York's immigration servicesAccording to the mayor's office, the building at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is heated and temperature controlled, and everyone is assigned a storage space for personal belongings, though Piango said no one has their personal things with them.Piango is one of the hundreds of migrants who was previously sent to tents on Randall's Island, but the shelter was short-lived due to its lack of use, according to Adams, who then moved the migrants mostly single adult men to the Manhattan hotel."The mayor sent us to the island and removed us from there because it was cold," Piango said. "Now we're going through the same thing here. It's not right."Piango said he's questioning if this is the harsh reality of the American dream."The situation right here is just pure negligence and anti-immigrant sentiment," said Yajaira, a mutual aid activist.Yajaira, who asked Scripps News not use her last name over fear of retaliation from anti-immigrant groups, says the city has enough rent-stabilized apartments to house the newly arrived migrants and homeless in the city."There's 88,000 rent-stabilized apartments available and 60,000 unhoused folks in homeless shelters, so there's more vacant apartments rent-stabilized, vacant apartments  available than unhoused folks in New York City," she said. "We don't understand why those apartments are not being released to migrants."Most men who had already been relocated to the new facility refused to go and instead camped outside the hotel overnight in makeshift tents. But the NYPD cleared the tents in the morning.Adams has criticized the Biden administration for the situation, saying the president's response to the border crisis hasn't been sufficient.SEE MORE: Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed

Memphis residents express outrage at memorial for Tyre Nichols kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Memphis residents express outrage at memorial for Tyre Nichols

Scripps News spent Sunday morning talking to visitors at a Tyre Nichols makeshift memorial. They're furious with the Memphis police, but most aren't surprised.At the corner of Castlegate Lane and Bear Creek Cove, mothers added their tokens of love and grief to the spot where Nichols was beaten to death. Knowing all too well that could've been one of their own children. "When I heard him yelling for his mom, it broke me down," said Nita Smith, a Memphis resident."It was just hurtful. Just knowing what happened even before seeing the video had me in tears," said Deloris Burrow, a Memphis resident. The corner where police repeatedly kicked Nichols in the face and beat him with batons and bare fists is surrounded by over a dozen homes. It's also directly across from a SkyCop camera, which captured the entire incident from a birds-eye view. "You didn't think enough to even say, 'hey, we being recorded.' They just didn't care," said Burrow. Hurt and fury were the dominant emotions among the crowd. Praylen Dickinson, a Memphis resident, was shocked by how close Nichols was to home. "This could have been your child right here," said Dickinson. "I mean, houses right here. Nobody came outside to help this little man, you know?" SEE MORE: Protests erupt following release of video of Tyre Nichols' beatingAlex Garcia remodeled one of the homes in a nearby cul-de-sac two years ago. He brought his young son, Jonathan, to pay their respects. Garcia says it would've been easy for neighbors to hear what was happening that night. "If something happened like that, I mean I see somebody else beat like that, you know, I call it," said Garcia. Nita Smith, however, believes it's likely nobody wanted to get involved. "I mean, they're going to call the police on the police. The police are sitting out here. They are the ones doing harm," said Smith.Scripps News knocked on several doors in the neighborhood, but no one wanted to talk on camera. Residents Scripps News spoke with said they didn't hear anything the night Nichols was killed. One neighbor a retired police officer of 40 years said the Memphis Police Department has gone downhill, as younger people join the force and forget their number one duty: "Protect and serve. That's on our card, protect and serve," she said. She told us it was a traffic stop gone wrong. "It was totally unnecessary. And it was just I couldn't believe that they were doing it the man like that," she said. Burrow is one of many residents at the memorial who agree that the Memphis Police Department needs serious reform. "I think police officers should go through a psychological evaluation to know how to deal with humans," said Burrow. And they like many others want to see justice for Nichols. So, nothing like this ever happens again. "Everybody can love each other. The world would be better," said Smith. Nichols' funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.

Long-Lasting Marriages May Be The Key To Lower The Risk of Dementia kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Long-Lasting Marriages May Be The Key To Lower The Risk of Dementia

According to a new study, stable and long-lasting marriages improve cognitive health. Conversely, getting divorced or remaining single during adulthood increases the risk of dementia. The study participants could be married, single or divorced and had to be between 44 and 68 years old. The aim of the research was to find out if there is a correlation between a person's marital status and their cognitive health . One theory has been that people who are married live healthier lives, and that this explains differences in the risk of various diseases, Asta Håberg, a doctor at St. Olav's Hospital. One of the factors that seems to influence the better cognitive health of married people is having children. Apparently, having children reduces the risk of dementia at age 70 by 60%, even if you are not married. However, researchers believe there is a possibility this could due to natural selection. People with a low probability of developing dementia would be more likely to find a partner and have children. Nevertheless, researchers consider it is more likely to be due to the better mental health of people with children. "Some people have theorized that if you have children, you stay more cognitively engaged. ... This stimulates your brain so that it possibly works better. That way you build up a kind of cognitive reserve," Asta Håberg, a doctor at St. Olav's Hospital. Regardless of genetic predisposition, having a stable family may delay the development of dementia.

Inside the chaotic system of New York's immigration services kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Inside the chaotic system of New York's immigration services

It was a restless night for 10-month-old Adriel Brizuela out in the cold, exhausted and ready for bedtime.His parents, Delia Hidalgo and Johny Brizuela, tried to comfort him, but they say they don't have a choice in the situation; they have to be there.The Venezuelan migrant family was lined up along with dozens of others outside a building in lower Manhattan."We must come because if you don't, you get into trouble with immigration," Brizuela said.Migrants from all over the world are there, attempting to make it inside 26 Federal Plaza: a building housing New York City's check-in office for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, as well as the city's busiest immigration court and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office."I've never seen lines that long at the court, and I've never seen people line up so early," said Cassandra Estassi, staff attorney at Central American Legal Assistance.Estassi says some of the recently arrived migrants must see an ICE official to meet their ICE check-in deadline. Others have appointments for immigration court hearings."The immigrant will have to update their address and their phone number, and it's something that immigrants are told that they must do in order to comply with their process to be able to seek asylum," Estassi said.Estassi says the situation is creating chaos and confusion. Her office assisted an asylum seeker who stood in line for hours for her scheduled court appointment, not knowing she was waiting in the ICE check-in line and not the line for immigration court.SEE MORE: New York City mayor says there is no more room for migrants"She actually received an in absentia, a deportation order, because she didn't show up to her hearing," Estassi said.She added that they were able to reopen the case, though if the order had not been resolved and had she not sought legal aid, she could have been deported to her home country. However, most migrants can't pay for a lawyer. She also said it could be possible there are people who don't even know they received a deportation order in their absence.Because the ICE check-in office can only see 500 people a day and there aren't any staff guiding the migrants, those with appointments and ICE check-ins sometimes begin the line the night before.Thursday, for instance, people began arriving as early as 8 pm. Some people, even children, slept on the sidewalk on top of cardboard and covered in sheets. Temperatures are low in the late night, and most people don't have proper coats.One Ecuadorian migrant told Scripps News it was his second time trying to get a spot to finally make it into the court. Last week, he tried the same thing, but he and his family were not able to go inside. A woman inside a box took it upon herself to build a list with names to create some order for those waiting.Then, there's another line for immigration court. It starts later, often shorter and quicker as people are allowed in for their appointment times."It's very confusing," Estassi said. "There aren't instructions in any language. There aren't instructions in Spanish, which a lot of the immigrants going there speak."Minutes after Scripps News arrived, the building's security staff came outside, forcing everyone to form a line but never asked who was there for ICE check-in or an appointment.A Brazilian woman arrived in New York 10 days ago after leaving Brazil to escape domestic violence and death threats from her husband. She says the situation in the city is like searching for a needle in a haystack.Since April, Texas and Florida's Republican governors have bused thousands of asylum-seeking migrants to cities run by Democratic politicians, inundating cities like New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.New York City Mayor Eric Adams said 41,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in the Big Apple since last April, and about 28,000 asylum-seekers are currently in the city's care amid the uncertainty.ICE did not respond to Scripps News' questions about specific steps being taken by the agency to guide migrants outside the building but provided this statement to Scripps News: "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is working to address current processing delays at some ICE offices. Noncitizens should review the ICE check-in criteria and, when possible, make an appointment using the ICE appointment scheduler."That's a website set up by ICE for migrants to schedule their appointments.The ICE official adds in the statement that: "The ICE appointment scheduler may help noncitizens avoid waiting on the phone or traveling to an ICE office to make an appointment on a walk-in basis."In spite of the efforts by ICE, the majority of the migrants are not working, so they do not have the money to pay for a phone or access to the internet, making it almost impossible

Congressman wants a tracking system for US classified documents kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Congressman wants a tracking system for US classified documents

New member of the U.S. Committee on Oversight and Accountability Rep. Tim Burchett wants to crack down on recent classified document chaos by creating legislation for a tracking system for the protected files. Most recently, former Vice President Mike Pence was found to have documents with classified markings in his Indiana home. Before him, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump also came under fire for housing classified files on personal property."This is what I'm going to work on, is trying to get a system in place for classified documents where we know where they are, there's a tracer, there's a documentation of where they are, and there are levels of classified documents, just like anything else," Burchett told Scripps News. "And with some of those documents, I feel like there should be a personal handler that should be there, when whoever the president, vice president, whoever is looking at them."SEE MORE: Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home, too, his lawyer saysBurchett explained from his own experience as a former mayor, he did understand how classified documents can get mistakenly packed up and stored without anyone noticing. "I dare say I didn't take any Knox County secrets when I left the county mayor's office, but I can tell you, I don't know what's in those 30 or 40 boxes that I have in my warehouse, in my barn, so, I don't know everything that's in them," said Burchett.  "I wouldn't have any idea if something got out that wasn't supposed to be in there, or whatever. And I could just you multiply that by being in the White House, or in one of those positions, I would say thats just, in this day and age, that should not happen," he continued. As far as his plans for legislation, Burchett said the timing has to be just right, adding that he wants partisan anger to pass first. He also said he is confident he will gain Democratic support. 

Ticketmaster under fire on Capitol Hill for failing to stop bots kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Ticketmaster under fire on Capitol Hill for failing to stop bots

Ticket scalpers deployed three times more computer bots than ever before during the initial rocky sale of tickets to Taylor Swifts The Eras Tour, Ticketmasters leader told senators during a contentious hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee."This is what led to a terrible consumer experience which we deeply regret," said Joe Berchtold, president of Ticketmasters parent company Live Nation. "We apologize to the fans, we apologize to Ms. Swift. We need to do better and we will do better."A Scripps News investigation earlier this month discovered a major reason bots are thriving: state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission are failing to enforce anti-bot laws that prohibit scalpers from using software to get around online purchase limits. "This is one that's that's gotten away for a while," Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti said in the report.The FTC has brought only one case against scalpers using the federal BOTS Act, a law that has been on the books since 2016. But at the hearing, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, said its Ticketmaster that should be doing more to fight bots.She listed a number of industries that have to filter out online fraud."You know what? They get bot attacks every single day by the thousands," Blackburn said. "And they have figured it out. But you guys havent. This is unbelievable."Berchtold says Live Nation has already spent millions of dollars investing in anti-bot technology in an effort to stay ahead of scalpers."Ticketmaster accepts its responsibility as being the first line of defense against bots in our industry," he told senators.He also asked lawmakers for help, suggesting that instead of leaving the BOTS Act strictly to federal and state law enforcement, Congress should allow Ticketmaster to bring civil actions against scalpers, make it a crime to sell tickets deceptively on secondary sites, and require sellers to disclose the full cost of a ticket up front.

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans kostenlos streamen | dailyme

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they've received or how many months it's been since their last booster.The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for vaccine makers.In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have "sufficient preexisting immunity" against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.SEE MORE: The Vaccine RolloutFor adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.FDA will also seek input on switching all vaccines to target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna called the primary series target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That's roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

Ukrainian troops are getting air defense training in the US kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Ukrainian troops are getting air defense training in the US

The U.S. has sent billions in military aid to Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale invasion last year, and now, Ukraine is sending some soldiers to the U.S. for training specifically to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. That's where 90 to 100 Ukrainian soldiers will be trained on how to use the advanced Patriot air defense system. In December, the U.S. committed to sending one of the expensive systems to Ukraine. The promise to send a Patriot battery to Ukraine comes after months of intense missile strikes coupled with drone attacks from Russia, mostly targeting civilian-heavy areas in cities or the country's power infrastructure.Those missile strikes are still very much an issue Ukraine is facing every day. Russia recently hit an apartment building in central Ukraine, killing at least 40 people and injuring 75."What happened in Dnipro, the fact that Russia is preparing a new attempt to seize the initiative in the war, the fact that the nature of hostilities at the front requires new decisions in the defense supply all this only emphasizes how important it is to coordinate our efforts, efforts of all members of the coalition to defend Ukraine and freedom," said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.Deadly missile attacks like this are the reason Ukraine has been asking for more advanced air defense systems from the U.S. and its allies since before the invasion even began.Both the Netherlands and Germany have indicated they'll supply Ukraine with one additional Patriot battery each something that could help shore up Ukraine's defenses once it has soldiers who are actually trained on using them.That's still a ways away though; these are complicated systems, and they take time to learn. Plus at $4 million each for the most advanced missiles, they're also extremely expensive.That means Ukraine is going to have to be pretty judicious on when to actually use the Patriot system versus its own, less advanced air defense systems.

Bank of America glitch leaves some Zelle users waiting for refunds kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Bank of America glitch leaves some Zelle users waiting for refunds

Bank of America admitted to Scripps News an issue in its systems caused many customers to have money missing from their accounts Wednesday morning. Zelle transactions were the only ones with this issue.The bank informed customers that Zelle transfers made between Saturday and Tuesday may be delayed while it resolves the issue, telling Scripps News customers were already getting their money back on Wednesday.Zelle said transactions on its network outside of Bank of America were not impacted. "I really think that this comes down to a simple glitch," said James Baca, consumer advocate and a former manager for  Bank of America. "Essentially there was just this glut of transfers and transactions that happened that simply didn't go through."SEE MORE: How To Spot Common Social Security Scams And Keep Your Money SafeBaca suspects the issue occurred because of the holiday weekend, as transactions backed up and the bank couldn't process them.The bank wouldn't elaborate on the cause of the issue."A statement that they would put in their press releases would be great," Baca said. "Just saying, 'Hey, this is exactly what happened.' And I think a lot of customer satisfaction would actually come from that."Scripps News spoke to several customers who had money disappear. One said, "I woke up this morning to a notification that my account had been overdrawn and thought that it was a mistake. But when I actually checked my account, all of my money was gone, and my account was in the negative."Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who often comments on financial oversight, tweeted Wednesday that customers should be "compensated.".@BankofAmerica and @Zelle are apparently failing customers again, with money somehow disappearing from accounts. This should be fixed immediately and customers should be compensated. Ive called out serious fraud issues on Zelle and this is their latest failure.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 18, 2023 David Sacco, a finance and economics professor at the Univeristy of New Haven, points out one of the biggest issues here isn't necessarily recoverable money, but the damage it could cause to consumer confidence. "You can have a big a big problem, and things can just disappear," Sacco said. "The records about what was in your Bank of America account yesterday exists somewhere, and as consumers, we sort of make this blind leap of faith. So it's not that much bigger a leap of faith to say, 'Look, you know, give these guys a day or two, and they will sort it out. They knew how much you had yesterday. They can trace transactions.' And that confidence is so key to our banking system."That makes this incident a test of confidence, patience and crisis management for one of the biggest banks in the world."You lose a little trust, and then the best way to gain it back is to show people that you care about them and give them something for the distress and aggravation that they just went through," Sacco said.

Idaho stabbing suspect made troubling social media posts kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Idaho stabbing suspect made troubling social media posts

Bryan Kohberger is accused of the brutal stabbing of four University of Idaho students. Now, chilling social media posts uncovered by a true crime podcast and The New York Times paint a picture of a troubled young man."There were over 100 pages that we read," said Lauren Johnson Matthias, host of "Hidden: A True Crime Podcast."The newly-uncovered social media posts, which Scripps News has not independently verified, shed light on what appears to be the former criminology students dark, desensitized and suicidal past. SCRIPPS NEWS' ADI GUAJARDO: What did you find to be the most shocking revelations? LAUREN JOHNSON MATTHIAS: The most compelling revelations to us where was where he was discussing feeling like he had demons inside of his brain, that he heard screams, that he felt like a criminal, but he had no record. SEE MORE: University of Idaho students return to campus after arrest in killingsMatthias and The Times found ties between Kohbergers leaked email account and a user in Tapatalk  an online forum. The user, believed to be Kohberger, posted between 2009 and 2012. In December of 2011 he posted "I simply dont want to live anymore" and later described "horrible depersonalization." On May 12, 2011 he wrote in part, "feel like my life is a movie (depersonalization) depression, no interest in activity, constant thought of suicide, crazy thoughts, delusions of grandeur and anxiety."Forensic Psychologist John Matthias says these posts paint a vivid picture of Kohberger's mental health state as a teen. Matthias has not worked with Kohberger but has examined the social media posts.  "He recognizes that he doesn't have a record, but he feels like a criminal. And that that's fascinating because that indicates to me that there's probably a lot of inner turmoil that he's really dealing with and he's trying to overcome,"  Matthias said. Scripps News reached out to the Moscow Police Department for a statement on these social media findings. They responded that "due to the gag order issued by our judge we are unable to speak to anything regarding this case."Kohberger told his former attorney he looked forward to being exonerated. 

California storms will soon let up, but damage will exist long after kostenlos streamen | dailyme

California storms will soon let up, but damage will exist long after

As the rain keeps falling in California, crews are struggling to keep California residents above water."We're out there pumping the water, but it's difficult to get ahead of the game because there's so much water still coming down," said Jeff Weiss, spokesman for Caltrans.In Sonoma County, one of the hardest hit regions, volunteers are handing out food and cleaning supplies. Residents there say they have lost days of work, dealing with the impact of the storms. "We have heard from many, many dozens of people who are extremely concerned about being able to pay their rent or pay their electric bill as a result of the financial impacts of the storms," said Lynda Hopkins, Sonoma County supervisor.At least 19 people have died in the storms, with California Gov. Gavin Newsom saying the weather has taken more lives in the last two years than wildfires have.SEE MORE: California crews try to recover from week's flooding as rain restartsAmong the dangers are flooded roadways in areas like San Diego and completely washed away roads in the valley near Ojai."Unless you do a major project, bring in a lot of dirt of elevate a bridge, we're still going to get a lot of flooding with these big storms," Weiss said.The Hurricane Hunters released a video of their plane up in the "atmospheric river," collecting data for forecasters on the ground.The National Weather Service says flooding could continue into Tuesday, and while more light rain is coming mid-week, the Golden State should finally start drying out Thursday. In Montecito, where mudslides killed 23 in 2018, a new netting system prevented more of the same. Community members are hoping it proves the durability of what could be a solution for more of the state."We're looking at this type of thing occurring more frequently now," said Pat McElroy, executive director of The Project For Resilient Communities. "I was here in 2018, and I was still working. It was a devastating experience. I'm not over it yet, but to wake up the other day and see no injuries and no fatalities, I just can't tell you how impressed I am."SEE MORE: California deluge forces mass evacuations, boy swept away

States are proposing millions for mental heath funding kostenlos streamen | dailyme

States are proposing millions for mental heath funding

"We have underinvested in mental health care for so long, and allowed the situation to become so dire, that it has become a public safety crisis, as well," said New York Governor Kathy Hochul. In New York, Hochul announced a proposed investment of $1 billion towards mental health during her state of the state address. "This proposal marks a monumental shift to make sure no one else falls through the cracks," she said.  The multi-year plan would result in the re-opening of 850 in-patient psychiatric beds that were shut down during the pandemic and add another 150 beds in state-operated psychiatric hospitals.  In addition, 3,500 new residential units would be created to serve people with mental illness. "Our people need this. Our residents are calling on us to do this," Hochul continued. A recent report released by Mental Health America estimates 58% of New Yorkers with mental illness are not being treated more than a million people. And across the country over 28 million adults are not getting the help they need. Debbie Plotnick, executive vice president for state and federal advocacy with Mental Health America, is talking about efforts in some places to make it easier to involuntarily institutionalize homeless people. "Many states like New York are putting a lot of money into their budgets for mental health. And Governor Hochul is certainly to be congratulated for doing that. However, there are some things that are very regressive that are being looked at in New York and California and in other places," Plotnick said. "So we pretended we didn't see folks on the street and then by forcing them into involuntary treatment. Now, what folks who are on the streets who are un-housed need first and foremost is housing. So the issues are very complicated and very varied."SEE MORE: Actor David Mann talks with Scripps News about battling depressionPublic agencies like the police in Georgetown, Kentucky are acutely aware of the need for mental health services. "I've seen an increase since my time here. I would say since probably COVID a tremendous increase," said Lt. Mitch Lair, leader with Georgetown Police Department's community mental health team.In Georgetown, there has been a 68% increase in crisis encounters since 2017. "They don't know who else to call, right. So they call us. They call dispatch. They call 911," Lair said. Other states are proposing increases in funding for mental health. In Virginia, Governor Glenn Youngkins 'Right Help, Right Now' plan carries a $230 million price tag including $20 million to fund 30 mobile crisis teams. In Indiana, the states top Republican senators are proposing a $30 million plan that includes 24/7 access to mental health centers. And in Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he wants to build what has been described as a mental health research hub and conduct a landmark study on the root causes of mental illness and drug addiction. he says too often families in crisis have nowhere to turn. "We are ridding Ohio of the stigma yes, the stigma that comes with addiction and mental illness. And we will transform Ohio into the best state in the nation for mental health treatment, the best state in the nation for mental health research and the best state in the nation for mental health prevention," DeWine said. "All of these things are coming up in the states, and access is one of the biggest issues," Plotnick said. 

NY Republicans are now asking Rep. George Santos to resign kostenlos streamen | dailyme

NY Republicans are now asking Rep. George Santos to resign

"I will not resign," said Congressman George Santos.  "Well, the spectacle that is George Santos speaks for itself," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. Calls from New York colleagues for newly minted Congressman George Santos to resign are getting louder. "Everything about him is fictional. The people that voted in that election voted thinking he is somebody he is not. How can we have that in our political system? Whether youre a Democrat or Republican its an insult to have someone like that in the House when hes a fraud," said Rep. Gregory Meeks. As more lies continue to come out it's not just Democrats like Rep. Meeks who say Santos is not fit to serve.  New York Republican Congressmen Marc Molinaro, Mike Lawler and Anthony DEsposito also say he should step aside. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman says Congressman DEsposito has agreed to help out with issues related to Nassau County part of Santos district. "I am not going to have any contact whatsoever with George Santos or his office, because I can't trust him. And I'm not going to deal with an elected official that I can't trust," said Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County executive.Members of the countys GOP, the very people who vetted him, are calling on him to quit. "He is not welcome here at Republican headquarters for meetings or at any of our events. As I said, he has disgraced the House of Representatives, and we do not consider him one of our Congresspeople," said Joseph Cairo, chairman of the Nassau County GOP.SEE MORE: Rep. Santos refuses to resign following calls from NY RepublicansHouse Democrats have filed an Ethics Committee Complaint against Santos specifically about his financial disclosures. He was asked about those concerns Thursday, but still didnt seem to have a clear response. "It didn't come from China, Ukraine or Burisma, that's what I can tell you," Santos said.  Santos reiterated he has no plans to step down. And he does have some powerful people sticking by him including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. "He's got a long way to go to earn trust. He'll go before [the Ethics Committee]. If anything is found to be wrong, he will be held accountable," McCarthy said. McCarthy did also say Santos will not have a top security clearance. The Queens County GOP Chair, who's also part of Santos district, is sticking by him too. "I dont see anything illegal or hear anything illegal, and people that are chasing him are people that want that seat," said chairman Tony Nunziato. Two of Santoss New York colleagues say theyre going to make sure that doesnt happen in the future. Congressmen Ritchie Torres and Dan Goldman are introducing legislation that would require candidates for Congress to file biographical information with the Federal Elections Commission. Its unlikely the Republican-led House would take it up. Santos is also facing a number of investigations in New York state.

California Hit By More Storms, Braces For Potential Floods kostenlos streamen | dailyme

California Hit By More Storms, Braces For Potential Floods

California was hit with more turbulent weather Sunday as thunderstorms, snow and damaging winds swept into the northern part the state, preceding another series of incoming storms and raising the potential for road flooding, rising rivers and mudslides on soils already saturated after days of rain.The National Weather Service warned of a relentless parade of atmospheric rivers" storms that are long plumes of moisture stretching out into the Pacific capable of dropping staggering amounts of rain and snow.In the state capital, more than 60,000 customers were still without electricity Sunday evening down from more than 350,000 after gusts of 60 mph knocked trees into power lines, according to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.SEE MORE: Evacuations Ordered As California Storm Knocks Out PowerGov. Gavin Newsom said 12 people lost their lives as a result of violent weather during the past 10 days, and he warned that this week's storms could be even more dangerous. He urged people to stay home.Just be cautious over the course of the next week, particularly the next day or two or so, Newsom said during a briefing with California officials outlining the state's storm preparations.The weather service's Sacramento office said the region should brace for the latest atmospheric river to roar ashore late Sunday and early Monday.Widespread power outages, downed trees and difficult driving conditions will be possible," the office said on Twitter.Evacuation warnings were in place for about 13,000 residents of a flood-prone area of Sonoma County north of San Francisco, where the swollen Russian River was expected to overspill its banks in the coming days.And Sacramento County ordered evacuations for people living around Wilton, a town of about 6,000 roughly 20 miles southeast of downtown Sacramento, with warnings of imminent flooding. The rural area along the Cosumnes River saw flooding in an earlier storm.Residents must leave now before roads become impassable, the county said.SEE MORE: California's Heavy Rain Is Pushing Snowpack Out Of Historic LowsThe state Department of Transportation warned motorists to stay off mountain roads after closing a stretch of U.S. 395 in Mono County, along the Eastern Sierra, due to heavy snow, ice and whiteout conditions.With the severe nature of this storm, Caltrans is asking all drivers to limit nonessential travel until the peak of the storm has passed, the department said in a statement.The wet weather comes after days of rain in California from Pacific storms that last week knocked out power to thousands, flooded streets, battered the coastline and caused at least six deaths.The first of the newest, heavier storms prompted the weather service to issue a flood watch for a large swath of Northern and Central California with 6 to 12 inches of rain expected through Wednesday in the already saturated Sacramento-area foothills.In the Los Angeles region, scattered rain fell during the weekend while stormy conditions were expected to return Monday, with the potential for up to 8 inches in foothill areas. High surf was expected through Tuesday, with large waves on west-facing beaches.Since Dec. 26, San Francisco has received more than 10 inches of rain, while Mammoth Mountain, a popular ski area in the Eastern Sierra, got nearly 10 feet of snow, the National Weather Service reported.The storms wont be enough to officially end Californias ongoing drought  but they have helped.State climatologist Michael Anderson told a news briefing late Saturday that officials were closely monitoring Monday's incoming storm and another behind it and were keeping an eye on three other systems farther out in the Pacific.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

New Smart Automotive Technology Took Center Stage At CES 2023 kostenlos streamen | dailyme

New Smart Automotive Technology Took Center Stage At CES 2023

From electric race cars to giant remote control dump trucks, CES in Las Vegas is packed with plenty of automotive hardware.But it's software and Artificial Intelligence that promise to turn driving into a hyper-connected experience, a future just up the highway.And the ride will be colorful. BMW showed off this kaleidoscopic concept car, covered in panels that turn every shade of the rainbow.Sony, known for electronics, is teaming up with Honda and debuting a new electric car called Afeela. It has 45 sensors and cameras and will hit the road in 2026, joining cars that are getting sleeker."37-inches of screen space Integrates their personal digital life with their mobile digital life," said Christine Feuell, Brand Chief Executive Officer for Chrysler and a member of Stellantis.And smarter. If the driver of a new Ram-concept pickup gets out to walk, the truck will follow along, like a puppy.SEE MORE: CES 2023 Highlights Huge Possibilities For Electric VehiclesBlackberry, known for the first smartphones, now offers software to run computers with four wheels."We're starting to see more and more automotive companies come here showcasing what it is they want to do with this data-driven type of experiences within the vehicle and software is really the foundation to be able to enable that," said Sarah Tatsis, SVP of Platform Development at Blackberry.Wheels will soon be getting wings. California company ASKA plans to make this prototype four-seat flying car a reality by 2026."The vision in the future is drive autonomously and fly autonomously. We will be able to fly for 250 miles," said Guy Kaplinsky, ASKA CEO and Founder.We took the simulator for a spin.Driving, then lifting skyward.Scripps News' Clayton Sandell: Now it looks like we're in an airplane.David Hoover, Director of Manufacturing, ASKA: This would be the transition. The wings would open up; propellers would change.Imagining future travel to places where we don't need roads.

Specific Violent Details Revealed In Video Of Jan. 6 Attackers kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Specific Violent Details Revealed In Video Of Jan. 6 Attackers

Video evidence presented during the prosecution of defendants linked to the Jan. 6, 2020 riots at the U.S. Capitol  including footage of a man spraying and throwing a fire extinguisher at police officers and video of men aggressively pulling a Metro Police Department officer into the crowd has given the public a clearer understanding of what specific, violent acts led prosecutors to pursue criminal charges in hundreds of cases. "If the government is using evidence to keep people in jail, then the public has an extreme interest in seeing what that evidence is," said Chuck Tobin, an attorney for Ballard Spahr who helped push for the public release of video exhibits pertaining to at least 166 defendants. Tobin continues to work on behalf of a coalition of 16 news media organizations, including Scripps News. Every piece of footage, he said, gives the public a unique perspective. Tobin told Scripps News one of the most important pieces of video made public was the body-worn camera footage captured by Michael Fanone, a former Metropolitan Police Department narcotics officer, who was beaten and tased by attackers who yanked him into the crowd. "To me, there's no better example of the horror that people went through, the assault on our system, and the assault on our country than watching that officer begging for his life in front of the crowd. That brave officer," Tobin said. Without the footage, Fanone said, "I don't believe there would have been any criminal prosecutions." Fanone said he was knocked unconscious during the ordeal.Two of his attackers, Albuquerque Head and Kyle Young, each received more than seven-year prison sentences for their actions. SEE MORE: Jan. 6 Panel Unveils Report, Describes Trump 'Conspiracy'The likelihood of identifying the people in the crowd was virtually zero without that (video) evidence, said Fanone. Those images tell the true story of what happened on January 6th, and they show the savage brutality of that day, for what it was, he said. Attorneys also fought for the release of the governments closed circuit television camera footage and a variety of other types of video collected during the criminal investigation. Its important to transparency. Its important to the process. Its important to a full understanding of what these people allegedly did on January 6th. Its an important part of telling the entire story, Tobin said, calling the Jan. 6 attacks the darkest moment in our nations history. Various other video clips revealed the violent actions of others including Robert Palmer, a Florida resident who is now serving a 63-month prison sentence. In the footage, Palmer can be seen grabbing a fire extinguisher and spraying it at officers before throwing it at them. Cameras also captured him launching a piece of plywood and another pole in the direction of police. Palmer pleaded guilty to assault, resisting or impeding officers, using a dangerous weapon. I was disappointed at the decisions that he made, said Michael Batenburg, who described himself as a friend and spiritual mentor of Palmer.  SEE MORE: Police Officers Receive Congressional Gold Medals For Jan. 6 ResponseIn October 2021, Batenburg wrote a letter to the judge on Palmers behalf, describing Palmer as a good man with a good heart. In the letter, he said he believed Palmer was remorseful after getting caught up in the media and emotional hype generated during times of political dissension. Batenburg told Scripps News he had never reviewed the footage of Palmers behavior until Scripps News shared it with him in December 2022. I was disappointed when I heard what he did. Its just that when I saw what he did, (I) was even more disappointed and sympathetic for those that were trying to do their job, said Batenburg. Video is video, he added, and its exactly what happened, and it would give people a lot better understanding of exactly what happened as it was taking place and allow them to make their decisions based on what theyre seeing, not just what theyre hearing. Palmer wrote his own letter to the judge in November 2021 in which he expressed his sincere and deepest apologies. In the handwritten note, he told the judge he was lied to by those that at the time had great power meaning the then sitting President, as well as those acting on his behalf. According to the Department of Justice, more than 950 people have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 attacks. At least 351 federal defendants have already been sentenced for their involvement in criminal activity that day. At least 192 people, according to the Department of Justice, have been sentenced to a period of incarceration. 

Exclusive Details On Capitol Hill Pipe Bomb Probe As FBI Ups Reward kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Exclusive Details On Capitol Hill Pipe Bomb Probe As FBI Ups Reward

Video footage captured the person covered head to toe casually walking down the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. the evening before the U.S. Capitol siege. But two years after the Jan. 6 riot, whoever made and planted the pipe bombs at the Republican and Democratic National Committees still hasn't been caught. Now a source familiar with the FBIs investigation tells Scripps News the FBI has done every type of lab test on the devices, from fingerprints to DNA, and nothing has generated leads that point to a suspect. Still, the source says, "the case has definitely not gone cold." They say agents and analysts are continuing to look back for what they might have missed.  Scripps News was the first to report last year that the FBI believed the bomber or bombers to be an anti-government type someone who traveled to the nations capital. That remains the FBIs leading hypothesis, according to the source. But a major challenge comes from gaps in video footage. The Capitol Hill neighborhood doesnt have as much surveillance as people think, despite its proximity to the U.S. Capitol. And many houses and home security cameras are set back from the sidewalks along the suspects path. SEE MORE: Exclusive New Details On FBI Investigation Into The Jan. 6 Pipe Bomber"These investigations are like a mosaic. All these tiles need to fit together, and it really takes that one small piece coming together from some community member or a piece of forensic evidence that ties the whole thing and makes that picture clear. That takes time," said Tom O'Connor, a former FBI special agent.   Scripps News has learned that the FBI has conducted more than 1,000 interviews 200 more than they publicly said they conducted in the previous year. And theyve examined some 45,000 records including metro, Uber and Lyft traffic to collate with other data. Analysts have continued to work this investigation since day one looking for that one break. "As time passes, people may feel more free to discuss things. And also, if we look at extremist elements across the board over history, there's a lot of infighting. So it could potentially be that somebody who knows something has a falling out with someone who they may want to provide information to law enforcement to get that person jammed up," O'Connor said.  Another source close to the investigation says the FBI is taking another look at service contractors who were working inside buildings in the area that day who they believe may have lied in initial interviews. The source confirms there has been little progress in the investigation. The FBI is scheduled to brief both the DNC and RNC later this winter.  

SBF Donated To Lawmakers Working On Crypto Policies, Newsy Finds kostenlos streamen | dailyme

SBF Donated To Lawmakers Working On Crypto Policies, Newsy Finds

Before his downfall as the founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried said his generous political donations were not meant to curry favor with lawmakers working on reining in the industry. "Many of these people, I have no idea what their position is on crypto," Bankman-Fried said in a September interview on NBCs Meet The Press. But a Newsy investigation of Bankman-Fried's massive political financial contributions found he targeted donations to lawmakers working on tighter policies for online currency. Many of his donations went to members of the U.S. House and Senate who sit on the congressional committees considering the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act, a bill supporters say would "create transparency and accountability in the digital commodity marketplace."The bill has not been scheduled for a vote in the House or Senate. All of Bankman-Fried's individual donations in 2022 to sitting U.S. senators went to members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, tasked with crafting the bill.  About half of his donations to House members went to representatives on the committee considering the same legislation in that chamber. A federal indictment against Bankman-Fried accuses the former crypto mogul of defrauding investors and violating federal campaign finance limits. FTX has declared bankruptcy. Bankman-Fried spent nearly $40 million in political donations in 2022, according to records Newsy reviewed at the Federal Election Commission. Recipients of his generosity now find themselves with potentially tainted money in their campaign accounts that could be a conflict of interest, especially for those working on stricter crypto regulations. "The people that have returned it have made a good point about basically trying to wash their hands of this connection between them and Sam Bankman-Fried,' said Taylor Giorno, who has been tracking Bankman-Fried's donations at Open Secrets, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. Bankman-Fried gave to eight U.S. senators on the agriculture committee: Democratic Sens. Richard Durbin of Illinois, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Tina Smith of Minnesota, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan,  as well as Republican Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas, Joni Ernst of Iowa, John Hoeven of North Dakota and John Thune of South Dakota.  All eight senators now say they will donate their contributions to various charities. A dozen representatives on the House Agriculture Committee, weighing the same crypto bill, also received donations from Bankman-Fried. SEE MORE: U.S. Prosecutors, SEC Charge Former FTX CEO Samuel Bankman-FriedLawmakers who have said they will not keep those contributions include Democratic Reps. Salud Carbajal of California, Jim Costa of California, Angie Craig of Minnesota, Josh Harder of California, Jimmy Panetta of California and Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania, the top Republican on the committee. Other members of the committee declined multiple requests to answer what they plan to do with their campaign checks. Newsy did not receive responses from Democratic Reps. Cindy Axne of Iowa, Shontel Brown of Ohio, Lou Correa of California, Sean Patrick Maloney of New York and Tom OHalleran of Arizona. When interviewed by Newsy on Capitol Hill, Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop of Georgia said he was still considering what to do with his donations from Bankman-Fried. Bishop received $2,900 for his re-election campaign, and $5,000 for his political action committee.  "We are now looking to see whether or not we can find a nonprofit that we can donate to," Bishop said. "Its obvious that the money was questionable given the indictment. Sending back or giving away donations from Bankman-Fried may not be possible in some cases. Most of the money Bankman-Fried spent in Washington politics went to his own political action committee called Protect Our Future, FEC records show. The PAC gave to groups supporting candidates and left-leaning priorities that may not have much money left over after the midterm election. The Everytown For Gun Safety Victory Fund, for example, received $48,000 worth of in-kind donations in 2022. There is no cash to return, spokesman Max Steele said in an email. FEC records show a $6 million gift went to the House Majority PAC, a committee supporting congressional Democrats. A spokesperson for the committee declined to answer questions about the donation. "I haven't heard of any major instances in which something like House Majority PAC would give back $6 million," Giorno said. Campaign finance reports also show Bankman-Fried donated $250,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and $45,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee.   Neither committee responded to questions. Bankman-Fried also declined

Texas Mayor Calls State Of Emergency Over Migrant Swell kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Texas Mayor Calls State Of Emergency Over Migrant Swell

Cities along the U.S.-Mexico border are setting in motion humanitarian efforts including emergency shelter, food and transportation services ahead of an expected dramatic increase in the number of asylum-seekers as pandemic-era immigration restrictions are set to expire this week. The mayor of a Texas border city declared a state of emergency Saturday over concerns about the community's ability to handle an anticipated influx of migrants across the Southern border.El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser issued the state of emergency declaration to allow the city on the U.S. border with Mexico to tap into additional resources that are expected to become necessary after Title 42 expulsions end on Dec. 21.Leeser had previously resisted issuing an emergency declaration, but said he was moved to action by the sight of people on downtown streets with temperatures dipping below freezing.SEE MORE: U.S. Judge Blocks Biden Bid To End 'Remain In Mexico' Policy"That's not the way we want to treat people," Leeser said during a news conference Saturday evening.A ruling Friday by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals means restrictions that have prevented hundreds of thousands of migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. in recent years are still set to be lifted Wednesday, unless further appeals are filed.Leeser added that the increase would be "incredible" after Wednesday, when daily apprehensions and street releases could reach up to 6,000 per day.El Paso Deputy City Manager Mario D'Agostino said the state emergency of declaration would give the city greater flexibility in operating larger sheltering operations and providing additional transportation for asylum seekers.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

Suspected Paul Pelosi Attacker Told Cops Of 'Evil' In Washington kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Suspected Paul Pelosi Attacker Told Cops Of 'Evil' In Washington

The man accused of attacking the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there was evil in Washington and he was looking to harm Pelosi because she is second in line for the presidency, a San Francisco police investigator testified Wednesday.The suspect, David DePape, broke into the couple's San Francisco home Oct. 28, seeking to kidnap the speaker who was out of town and instead beat her 82-year-old husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer, authorities said. The violence sent shockwaves through the political world.San Francisco Superior Court Judge Stephen Murphy ruled that prosecutors had shown enough evidence during a preliminary hearing to move forward with a trial on the state charges, including attempted murder. DePape is due back in state court on Dec. 28.Lt. Carla Hurley, who interviewed DePape for an hour the day of the attack, testified Wednesday that the defendant told her of other people he wanted to target, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom, actor Tom Hanks and Hunter Biden, one of President Joe Biden's sons. Hurley did not say whether police had any evidence of a plot against them, and San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said after the hearing she couldnt comment further.SEE MORE: Nancy Pelosi Opens Up About Attack On Husband: 'I Was Very Scared'Authorities had previously said DePape told investigators he had other targets, but a court document stated only that they were a local professor as well as several prominent state and federal politicians and members of their families.DePape, who appeared in court wearing orange jail clothes, has pleaded not guilty to federal and state charges, including attempted murder, burglary and elder abuse. He remains held without bail.There is evil in Washington, what they did went so far beyond the campaign," DePape told Hurley, according to a recording of their interview that was played in court.DePapes public defender, Adam Lipson, declined to comment after the judge's ruling, saying, Well be fighting this case in court, not in the hallway.In November, Nancy Pelosi said she would step down as Democrats leader in the House after 20 years but remain in office. Her official portrait was unveiled Wednesday in Washington as the court hearing took place more than 2,500 miles away.Paul Pelosi, her husband of nearly 60 years, joined her for the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol wearing a hat and a glove that covered his injuries from the attack.Hurley, who was a sergeant at the time of the attack and was recently promoted to lieutenant, testified that DePape told Paul Pelosi he wanted to talk to Nancy Pelosi because she is the second in line to the presidency."Hurley also said DePape told her that he was seeking the speaker and told her husband that he was not part of the plan.Still, DePape told Paul Pelosi, I can take you out, I can take you out, Hurley testified.SEE MORE: Police: Pelosi Suspect Wanted To Break Speaker's KneesHurley said DePape told her that after he saw the lights of a police patrol car, he told Paul Pelosi, Im not going to surrender, I am here to fight. If you stop me from going after people, you will take the punishment instead."Prosecutors presented the hammer that was allegedly used in the assault during Wednesday's proceedings, which were attended by Christine Pelosi, one of the Pelosis five adult children.The district attorney's office also played audio of Paul Pelosis 911 call to San Francisco police in the courtroom and showed video less than a minute long of the attack that was captured on body cameras.DePape told police he was on a suicide mission, court documents say. Authorities have said he was drawn to conspiracy theories.DePape smashed his way into the Pelosis' home, confronted Paul Pelosi, who was sleeping in boxer shorts and a pajama top, and demanded to know where Nancy was, according to court documents.DePape then told Paul Pelosi that if Nancy Pelosi told him the truth, he would let her go and if she lied, he was going to break her kneecaps, the criminal complaint alleges.San Francisco Police Officer Kyle Cagney, who was one of two first responding officers testified Wednesday that he saw both men holding the hammer when the door opened. DePape did not obey officers' commands to drop the weapon and instead lunged at Paul Pelosi and swung the hammer at him, Cagney said.Paul Pelosi was knocked unconscious and woke up in a pool of his own blood. He later underwent surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands.The speaker was in Washington at the time and under the protection of her security detail, which does not extend to family members.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

Feds Warn Of Dangers Of Buy Now, Pay Later kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Feds Warn Of Dangers Of Buy Now, Pay Later

Its holiday gift giving season and with many things costing more, consumers are looking for ways to buy presents without breaking the bank.  Buy now, pay later programs like Afterpay, Affirm, and Klarna  have a simple concept: consumers can get that item immediately and divide the cost in a series of interest-free installments. Theyre especially appealing for people who are strapped for cash, have a low credit score, or no credit at all and the user base is exploding."There are over 50 million adults in the United States who do not even have credit scores let alone credit or credit cards, its an opportunity for those customers to be able to re-build their purchasing power," said Janell Townsend, an associate professor in marketing at Oakland University. Juniper Research predicts this business model will grow from 360 million users worldwide this year to 900 million by 2027.  Of those on board, millennials and Gen Z make up the majority. But thats leading some experts to worry about younger users who dont have disposable incomes or a full understanding of how finances work. SEE MORE: More Consumers Are Using Buy Now, Pay Later Apps"The people that need it most easily are the ones most susceptible to this kind of abuse as well. So we dont want you to get in over your head. You want to have a real plan and at the end of the day it's always best to pay by cash," said Stewart Willis, co-founder and co-owner at Asset Preservation Tax and Retirement Services. Many of the companies make money when you miss a payment charge consumers penalty fees or interest.  Credit Karma found 34% of users had fallen behind on one or more payments. Experts say overspending becomes easy and so does racking up debt."You get into two, three different loans at the same time, and it becomes very hard to get out," said Mauricio Sanchez, a Denver resident who uses various buy now, pay later apps.A consumer reports survey found that the vast majority of users were satisfied with buy now pay later. But the federal governments Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued some warnings. These services are designed to get people to buy more and borrow more and arent regulated as thoroughly as credit cards. The Bureau also warns that the companies are harvesting data on customer buying habits. 

Storm Packing High Winds, Heavy Snow Blows Into The Sierra kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Storm Packing High Winds, Heavy Snow Blows Into The Sierra

A winter storm packing high winds and potentially several feet of snow blew into the Sierra Nevada on Saturday, triggering thousands of power outages in California, closing a mountain highway at Lake Tahoe and prompting an avalanche warning in the backcountry.The storm is expected to bring as much as 4 feet of snow to the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe by Monday morning, the National Weather Service said.A 250-mile stretch of the Sierra from north of Reno to south of Yosemite National Park was under a winter storm warning at least until Sunday."Travel will be very difficult to impossible with whiteout conditions," the weather service said in Reno, where rain started falling Saturday.A flood advisory was in effect from Sacramento to the California coast near San Francisco.The U.S. Forest Service issued an avalanche warning for the backcountry in the mountains west of Lake Tahoe where it said "several feet of new snow and strong winds will result in dangerous avalanche conditions."SEE MORE: New Abnormal: Climate Disaster Damage 'Down' To $268 BillionA stretch of California Highway 89 was closed due to heavy snow between Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe, California, the highway patrol said. Interstate 80 between Reno and Sacramento remained open but chains were required on tires for most vehicles.More than 30,000 customers were without power in the Sacramento area at one point Saturday morning. It had been restored to all but about 3,300 by midday. But forecasters warned winds gusting up to 50 mph could bring down tree branches and power lines later in the day.About 10 inches of snow already had fallen at Mammoth Mountain ski resort south of Yosemite where more than 10 feet of snow has been recorded since early November."It just seems like every week or so, another major storm rolls in," resort spokeswoman Lauren Burke said.The storm warning stretches into Sunday for most of the Sierra, and doesn't expire until Monday around Tahoe.As much as 18 to 28 inches of snow was forecast through the weekend at lake level, and up to 4 feet at elevations above 7,000 feet with 50 mph winds and gusts up to 100 mph.On the Sierra's eastern slope, a winter weather advisory runs from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. for Reno, Sparks and Carson City, with snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches on valley floors and up to 8 inches above 5,000 feet.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

Why Isn't There An RSV Vaccine? kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Why Isn't There An RSV Vaccine?

Parents of some of the nations youngest are stuck in the same concerning scenario."I'm panicking, crying, that's a scary feeling. You don't know whats happening in that moment," said Laykin Weaver, a parent with a sick child."She was coughing a lot and had a really runny nose, so we took her in to the doctor and they tested her and said RSV," said Cynthia Layton, a parent with a sick two-month old. "As we were sitting in the waiting room it was little kid after baby after baby with the same symptoms," said Shauntel Pinnick, another parent with a sick child. Their children one of the two million kids under five who get infected with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, each year. The vast majority of cases are mild, but is the leading cause of hospitalization in infants. What is causing new concern is the rate of infections dramatically rising earlier than years past. "We've had a lot of young children who have not yet experienced their first infection. This RSV virus has taken advantage of all these susceptible children and has suddenly started to spread among them," said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Health Policy and professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.Doctors say RSV symptoms are similar to the common cold. But the virus can lead to more severe symptoms, especially in infants and young children. And unlike the flu or COVID, there is no approved vaccine to protect young kids against RSV. Why? "Science moves in a very deliberate way, and it's taken a while for us to develop a vaccine," said Schaffner. Its a target scientists have aimed at for over half a century. Early RSV vaccine attempts in the 1960s led to disaster. In 1966, a clinical vaccine trial in Washington, D.C. failed. Scientists made the shot with inactivated virus that ended up making infants' cases more severe when exposed to RSV, and two young children died. Scientists struggled for decades to find out why the shot failed. SEE MORE: Doctors: Get Your Flu, COVID Vaccines Now To Be Safe During Holidays"Even though science was advancing, nobody wanted to go near the development of an RSV vaccine," said Schaffner. That was up until 2013, when National Institutes of Health scientists made a crucial discovery around the elusive fusion glycoprotein, or F-protein. This is what attaches the virus to cells in the immune system. What makes it tricky to defeat is its ability to change shape. Now scientists believe they know how to cut off the F-protein before it fuses with a cell. It would set up the immune system to read and defeat the protein. Vaccine makers are using that discovery and are nearing a breakthrough, looking at vaccinating adults instead of infants. Carlos Blanco is helping run vaccine trials for drug makers Moderna and Bavarian Nordic. The groups are studying shots in adults 60 and older. Like infants, older adults are at higher risk of a hospital stay if they get RSV."We're making really significant progress with the RSV vaccine," said Blanco.   Drug maker Pfizer is testing its potential vaccine in pregnant women late in their third trimesters. Pregnant mothers get other vaccines too, for diseases like the flu and whooping cough. "Some of that protection cross the placenta, protecting that newborn through the first several months of life before we can start vaccinating the newborn," said Schaffner.  In a press release Pfizer says its maternal shot was 69% effective in preventing severe RSV infection in infants 0-6 months, when children are most at risk. Pfizer has submitted for FDA approval for its RSV shot for adults 60 and older. In a press release, the company says it is expediting the review process. We could expect a final decision by May of 2023. Industry officials are optimistic an approved vaccine is near though hospitals now face a surge in patients. "It's hard to offer a guess but I would say definitely within 12 to 16 months we should have a vaccine available," said Blanco.  "I don't know that it'll be next season, but I do think within the next couple of years," said Dr. Melissa St. Germain, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital and Medical Center Omaha. Its a glimmer of hope for doctors fighting RSV in the future, while doctors today care for those suffering now.   

Why Is College Enrollment Dropping? kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Why Is College Enrollment Dropping?

First generation college student Kyla Aguire wasnt sure shed return to Metropolitan State University of Denver for her senior year when the pandemic hit in 2020. "My husband and I honestly, we were thinking about what I was going to do this next year because we honestly cant afford it," said Aguire. Like Aguire, more students are choosing to leave higher education, or not pursue a degree at all. A 2022 Gallup poll found about a third of enrolled students pursuing a bachelors degree considered withdrawing for a semester or more. The top reasons emotional stress, COVID-19 and cost. And some students are leaving college altogether, causing a drop in enrollment. Findings show there are around 9% fewer students on college campuses today compared to two years ago. Thats a loss of nearly 1.4 million students.  Beth Akers focuses on the economics of higher education as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. She says the decline reflects students questioning whether a degree is worth the cost.  "College is the safest path to middle and upper-middle class income in this country. Thats true, but there is an evolution happening that I think young people are onto," said Akers. The cost of college has more than doubled in the 21st century, according to research organization Education Data Initiative. Each year, the cost has gone up by about 7% on average. And more Americans are turning to loans to foot the bill, with the average student loan debt at nearly $38,000. SEE MORE: Is A College Education Still Worth It?The combination of cost and option-conscious prospective students, is forcing institutions to reexamine their approach. "Weve had dips before, we manage it to the best of our ability. But at some point, you do have to step in and make some drastic decisions," said Dr. Flora Tydings, chancellor for Tennessee Board of Regents.Another variable is the competitive labor market which is enticing some prospective students to enter the workforce and bypass college. "When a high school student can graduate today and walk out of high school and potentially earn $20 an hour or more and then wonder why they have to pay us $10,000 a year to get an education, thats a reasonable question that we ought to be ready to answer," said Sonny Perdu, chancellor at University System of Georgia.And schools with no answers are having to close their doors. A Wall Street Journal report found the number of institutions closing in the last decade has quadrupled compared to the previous 10 years.  Some education advocates say theres also less school funding, making for fewer financial aid opportunities. The National Education Association says 32 states spent less on public colleges and universities in 2020 than in 2008. But some say college is still worth the investment.  "Return on investment is really, really important. A lot of our students earn degrees in engineering, in computer science and in business, where the starting salaries are quite high. Our average starting salary for students who graduate is $75,000 a year," said Steve Mclaughlin, provost and executive VP for academic affairs at Georgia Tech.   The range of options is opening possibilities to a new generation learning valuable life lessons outside of the classroom. 

Jewish Security Network Is Monitoring Antisemitic Threats In Real Time kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Jewish Security Network Is Monitoring Antisemitic Threats In Real Time

Reports of a rise in antisemitism across the U.S. are sparking growing concerns in the Jewish community."We are not going to choose the time and place of the next incident," said Michael Masters, national director and CEO of Secure Community Network, or SCN. "We can choose our preparation, and that's what we have to do."For the SCN, a Jewish safety and security organization, that preparation requires seeing the big picture. In Chicago, a team of SCN analysts working to identify, monitor and address threats to Jewish life nationwide uses a map to help them.At the SCN's Jewish Security Operations Command Center, or JSOC, the map gives analysts a look at around 12,400 Jewish facilities, represented by blue dots. A red paddle will pop up if the SCN foresees a "risk event," which can range from weather threats like snowstorms and hurricanes to antisemitic criminal acts."In the last six months, we've looked at over 227,000 risk events, approximately 4,400 of which have touched a Jewish community, and every single day, we are identifying individuals that are making threats or that are actually undertaking events," Masters said.Using the data collected, SCN then works with law enforcement and local Jewish leaders to respond to potential and active threats."Our job and the job of... the security professionals and law enforcement is to go after them and stop them before they can stop us," Masters said.The organization says it looks for threats in places large and small."Fundamentally what we're trying to do is create a proactive security shield over the entirety of the Jewish community in North America," Masters said. "The thing about a shield is any chink in that shield is a weakness. So, it needs to be as comprehensive, complex and formidable in our largest cities as in our most rural communities."SCN's work doesn't end with analyzing threats; the organization also provides safety training.SEE MORE: 101-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Still Working To Fight Antisemitism"This past year to date, we have trained over 37,000 members of the community in everything from situational awareness to how to deal with an active threat to stop the bleed," Masters said. "They need to feel like they have a tool set that when something happens, they can commit to action for themselves and their loved ones."For the Jewish community in the U.S., safety measures are becoming increasingly common."When I go to my synagogue on Saturdays, there are now two off-duty Chicago police officers who are guarding the services and the entrance to the synagogue," said Larry Yellen, a Chicago journalist. "Twenty years ago, they weren't there, and now as a result of various antisemitic acts in the Chicago region, synagogues need security." Yellen has witnessed firsthand the rise of antisemitic incidents. In November near Chicago, the headstones of family and friends were vandalized in a Waukegan, Illinois cemetery."Three Yellen headstones had been defaced with red, bright red swastikas painted on them, and all together, police said 16 swastikas were painted and another 20 or so headstones were just tagged with red paint," Yellen said.Yellen, a retired Chicago TV reporter, says it's important that incidents are documented warning that without tracking, antisemitic incidents will only grow in number."If you're silent about spray painting a headstone with swastikas, then the next step will be attacking the people who put the headstones in the ground or shooting up a memorial service or shooting up a funeral service attended by Jews," Yellen said. "So, you have to speak out. You can't keep silent about this stuff."

More Businesses Are Purchasing Gun Violence Liability Policies kostenlos streamen | dailyme

More Businesses Are Purchasing Gun Violence Liability Policies

Mass shootings are not rare events. In 2022, the Gun Violence Archive says its counted 620 of them so far. In 2014 it was 269 since the website started keeping tabs, those numbers have only gone up and so have inquiries and insurance premiums to cover them. Christopher Kirby leads the political violence and terrorism division of Optio Group. He says hes designed mass shooting specific insurance coverage for U.S. clients.  "So I think it's fair to say in certain areas of the business, yes, they are. But in terms of physical damage and business interruption and the more comprehensive crisis management products that exist today, that really has only I believe it's about [in the] last five years that that's really come into sort of existence in any form," said Kirby.  Speaking to an insurance trade publication in June after the mass shooting at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, another executive said his group has seen a 10-15% increase in costs and a 30% increase in inquiries. Previously gun violence at schools, office buildings or large events was written off as something you couldnt plan for. SEE MORE: Mass Shooting Victims Are Suing Gun ManufacturersAttorney Michael Steinlage says that view is shifting. He cited a $751 million payout by insurers brokered by a court settlement for victims of the 2017 Las Vegas concert mass shooting, saying it showed a category of risk that companies can no longer ignore. "Traditionally or historically, I guess they would have been insulated from liability just by virtue of the elements of foreseeability of mass shootings," said Steinlage. "And so that imposes upon a business additional responsibility in terms of preventing, protecting the people the invitees to their business against mass shootings." Church Mutual, which provides property and liability coverage for around 100,000 houses of worship, says it saw about a 10% rise in inquiries for active shooter insurance. "And so we see in response to that and an increase in requests from policyholders for information on preventing these incidents to the extent possible. And that goes a lot into security planning, security assessment, having a team in place to thoughtfully consider how to make a house of worship, which is by nature an open, inviting place still a safe and secure one," said Eric Spacek, the assistant vice president of risk control at Church Mutual.Church Mutual says theres bigger demand for devices it sells that provide a direct alert to local police that theres an armed intruder."So a lot of those questions are about how can we kind of best take steps to prepare, to prepare ourselves for an incident to be secure without being locked down," said Spacek. Mass shootings may add a heftier cost to a business' bottom line, setting up a clash over whether money or the second amendment is king in the U.S.

Fmr. President Trump Calls For 'Termination' Of The U.S Constitution kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Fmr. President Trump Calls For 'Termination' Of The U.S Constitution

Some Republican lawmakers on Sunday sharply criticized former President Donald Trump over his social media post calling for the U.S. Constitution to be "terminated.""I vehemently disagree with the statement Trump has made," said Rep Mike Turner.On Saturday, the former president falsely claimed in a post on Truth Social that big tech companies and the Democratic National Committee committed "massive fraud" in the 2020 election and called for the termination of the Constitution in order to overturn the election results.Trump's post came after Twitter owner Elon Musk released internal documents on the platform's decision to limit access to a news story about Hunter Biden's laptop just 3 weeks before the election.Ohio Republican Congressman Mike Turner warned that Trump's claims could hurt him in the 2024 election.CBS News' Margaret Brennan: Do you condemn him saying something like this?Rep. Turner: Absolutely. And I believe, answering your question, that people certainly are going to take into consideration a statement like this as they evaluate a candidate.SEE MORE: Prosecutor: Evidence Shows Trump 'Explicitly' OK'd Tax FraudNewly elected New York Republican Mike Lawler also said Trump's words would alienate him from some conservative voters."Frankly, I think people are tired of looking backwards. I think people are tired of discussing the grievances of prior elections and they want to know what we're going to do to address the challenges. I think the former president would be well advised to focus on the future if he is going to run for president again," said Lawler.The former president's comment is now putting some self-proclaimed constitutional conservatives in the hot seat over their support for Trump. Like, House Republican Dave Joyce, who on Sunday refused to disavow the former president over his comment. ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: Im asking if hes the nominee, will you support him? Rep. Joyce: I will support whoever the Republican nominee is. I just dont think that at this point hell be able to get there, because I think theres a lot of other good quality candidates out there.A White House spokesman responded to Trump on Saturday, saying in a statement "You cannot only love America when YOU WIN."White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates added the Constitution is "the ultimate monument to all of the Americans who have given their lives to defeat self-serving despots that abused their power and trampled on fundamental rights. Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation and should be universally condemned."This is one of several controversies surrounding Trump since he announced his candidacy for president last month. On Friday, prosecutors gave closing arguments in a New York trial over potential tax fraud within the Trump organization and said Trump was fully aware of the Trump organization's executives' efforts to avoid paying personal income taxes. The jury has not yet reached a verdict in that case.

Uvalde Shooting Survivors Sue Law Enforcement Agencies For $27 Billion kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Uvalde Shooting Survivors Sue Law Enforcement Agencies For $27 Billion

Dozens of survivors of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas filed a federal lawsuit against local and state law enforcement agencies that responded to the May 24 attack.The lawsuit asks for $27 billion and alleges a top-to-bottom failure to respond to the active shooter situation at Robb Elementary that resulted in the deaths of 19 school children and two teachers a failure blamed on not following their own active shooter training and tactics and saying state police were ordered to disregard their own training.The suit says local police and the school district engaged in a culture of noncompliance with regards to school safety standards and door locks.An investigation revealed severe mishaps by law enforcement during the shooting, including that officers waited over an hour to confront the gunman holed up in fourth grade classrooms."We need policy changes for law enforcement that will do what they're supposed to do, which is serve and protect," said Charles Bonner, attorney for the lawsuit. "Here.... they did neither."The suit focuses on the pain and suffering and mental anguish of the student survivors, their parents and other staffers including a school bus driver. It describes the post traumatic stress of a student identified as "JP," saying since May 24, "he has refused to either leave his house or his parents side..." and "obsessively draws the window blinds to his house and repeatedly locks its doors and sleeps in his parent's room.""When you engage in post-traumatic stress disorder, the body's chemical to the brain and it causes physical brain injury," Bonner said. "All of these children, we're talking about hundreds and hundreds of children and parents, now have brain injury as a result of this post-traumatic stress disorder."Newsy asked for a response from the agencies and authorities involved: The city of Uvalde says it's not commenting on pending litigation neither is the school district but said in an email it continues to focus "on supporting our students and their families as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times."Pete Arredondo, the former school district police chief, also declined to comment through his attorney.

More Kids Are Showing Up To ERs With Mental Health Crisis kostenlos streamen | dailyme

More Kids Are Showing Up To ERs With Mental Health Crisis

17-year-old Christian Brown and dad Carlos are bouncing back after an incredibly tough year. Christian attempted suicide in March with a gun. He says he felt his depression and loneliness might never go away. "I just felt alone, I was scared, like just scared and alone," said Christian. The latest CDC data shows 2.5% of students nationwide attempted suicide and required medical treatment in 2019, and about 1 in 5 U.S. students said they seriously considered an attempt. "A lot of people have talked about how the pandemic has really impacted our mental health. But we can see from this, these results, that there was a problem really, really on the rise before the pandemic even started," said Dr. Audrey Brewer. SEE MORE: Giving Kids 'Mental Health Days' Could Help Their Emotional Well-BeingNew research shows the number of teens with suicidal thoughts were already rapidly growing before the pandemic's mental health impact.The number of 5 to 19-year-olds who were hospitalized with suicidal thoughts jumped almost 60% between fall 2019 to fall 2020. "We need to really start thinking about the root of it all and looking at how we can prevent and intervene a lot sooner for our youth," said Dr. Brewer.Models predict by 2024 the mental health workforce will be short by as many as 31,000 psychiatrists. Another new study breaks down how that impacts youth suicide. It shows kids as young as 5 are more likely to kill themselves if they live where there are not enough mental health care workers. Those counties also have higher poverty rates and fewer people with health insurance. More than two-thirds of U.S. counties don't have enough mental health workers. "We need everyone who sees children on a day-to-day basis to have some basic understanding of how to recognize a mental health crisis," said Dr. Jennifer Hoffmann. As for the Browns, Christian had a two-month hospital stay, two surgeries, and rehab. SEE MORE: These States Allow Kids To Take Mental Health Days From SchoolDoctors replaced his jawbone with partial lower leg bone. The family is saving for dental implants because he lost 11 teeth. "I tell him every day, it won't be as bad as it was yesterday," said Carlos. He is now learning to drive and is back at school. "He is comfortable. And the fact that he is comfortable, I'm so proud of that because the outside doesn't matter as much as the inside. And he knows that. He has a beautiful heart, beautiful mind," said Carlos. Dad adds parents should look for warning signs in their kids, too. Those signs include changes in sleeping or eating, withdrawal, alcohol, or drug use. We've linked an extensive list from Johns Hopkins with this story online. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends doctors universally screen for suicide for anyone 12 and up. For younger children, it's recommended to screen if the child has a mental health condition or shows suicidal warning signs.If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call or text the 988 suicide and crisis hotline. Click here for more resources.

Mass Shooting Victims Are Suing Gun Manufacturers kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Mass Shooting Victims Are Suing Gun Manufacturers

The July 4 shooting outside Chicago in Highland Park, Illinois, is one of more than 500 mass shootings in 2022 so far.  "Within the first few seconds, while most people were unaware of what was happening, I was hit for the first time. I felt a tight shock in my back and hip and saw my entire lower left side was bleeding," said Lauren Bennett, a Highland Park shooting victim. Shootings have increasingly led to legal action for not just the shooters, but against gun manufacturers as well.Antonio Romanucci is one of several attorneys representing Highland Park shooting victims and their families in lawsuits against Smith and Wesson. "They designed and marketed an M&P assault rifle to do exactly what the shooter did on July 4   and that has changed people's lives forever," said Romanucci. These kinds of lawsuits have sprung up across the country. In Uvalde, Texas, parents of students who survived the shooting filed a federal lawsuit against manufacturer Daniel Defense for its marketing tactics claiming its aggressive ads recklessly endanger kids. New York passed a law allowing the state, city governments and New Yorkers to sue gun manufacturers for endangering public safety. And most notably, there was a $73 million settlement between Remington Arms and the families of several Sandy Hook victims. The suit argued Remington violated a Connecticut consumer law prohibiting encouragement of illegal behavior.  "Today marks an inflection point when our duty of care to our children as a society finally supersedes the bottom-line of a industry that made such an atrocity as Sandy Hook possible to begin with," said Veronique De La Rosa, the mother of Noah Pozner, age 6 when he was killed."It almost creates this monster," said Romanucci. The idea behind these lawsuits echoes the Sandy Hook case, the marketing of the weapon violates state consumer protection laws.  SEE MORE: A Month After Highland Park Shooting, Community Helps Each Other Mourn"I've never seen an advertisement where that gun is pointed at a deer or pointed at an animal. It all has to do with being a man. That's how these guns are marketed. And these young, impressionable, vulnerable adults want to be men. And then they create this story about themselves with a Smith and Wesson," said Romanucci.  Back in August, Smith and Wesson's CEO put out a statement saying the gun industry is under "unprecedented and unjustified attack," and blaming politicians, the media and a "culture of lawlessness" for ongoing gun violence. The industry argued that other manufacturers are typically not held liable for the misuse of their products, citing how car companies are not sued over drunk driving accidents. For years, gun manufacturers have been shielded from legal action by the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" or PLCAA.  The 2005 law was written to protect gun makers from lawsuits when the weapons they manufactured are used in crimes.   Jake Charles is a Pepperdine Law professor specializing in firearms and violence.  "PLCAA is a very broad protection, right. It's kind of one of the rare industry specific laws that Congress passes to immunize it from lawsuits," said Charles.  Charles says the $73 million settlement between Remington Arms and the Sandy Hook families has really opened the door for these other legal fights "It does set a precedent kind of in both ways of thinking about that. So, one is in terms of legal precedent, it also stands as precedent in the more colloquial way that we think of, as in, this is a precedent for future action. It's a large settlement $73 million," said Charles. For Liz Turnipseed, who was injured during the Highland Park shooting and is also suing Smith and Wesson, this lawsuit felt like a responsibility.  "It plays over and over. I felt like I had to. I had a unique opportunity to help put a real face on what these guns do to people, and what it feels like, and give it a first-person perspective," said Turnipseed. 

The Impact Of Food Waste Spans Beyond The Kitchen kostenlos streamen | dailyme

The Impact Of Food Waste Spans Beyond The Kitchen

Americans waste a lot of food about $1,500 annually for a family of four, according to the USDA. "We waste anywhere from 30 to 40% of all food that's produced in the United States," said Sauleh Siddiqui, associate professor of Environmental Science at American University.Waste has a global impact not just on people's pocketbooks, but on the environment. "Eight to 10% of our greenhouse gas emissions going into food that's thrown out. That's more than the airline sector," said Ronnie Neff, associate professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. But it doesnt start in the kitchen food waste is more of a team effort.Heres where some of the problem lies: If people take a look at a squash, for example, they may think it looks fine. But if that same squash is next to a more plump looking squash in a grocery store, consumers may think theres something wrong with it. Thats where fulfillment centers like Misfits Market want to make a change the market is on a mission to help fix how Americans perceive food."This is from the tail of a salmon versus a kind of center cut. Still really juicy, really flavorful. It has a lot of fat marbling," said Holly Eagleson, vice president of Misfits Market, pointing to a cut of fish.The online grocer takes otherwise discarded foods from farmers and manufactures, and sells them at a discount and theres no shortage of supply."There's a lot of investment that these farmers put into it, and they don't always get a fair return if grocery stores are looking at these strict standards that have nothing to do with quality or deliciousness," said Eagleson. "As much as 80% of the food that's wasted at the farm level is left behind after the harvest. And a good portion of that, I believe more than half of that is edible," said Neff. According to researchers at ReFED, thats due to labor shortages, low market prices and strict grocery store standards. There are also complaints about working conditions.SEE MORE: Why Does The U.S. Waste So Much Food?"A lot of our farm workers often their rights are ignored. It's also ignored like what the working conditions are, and those are all part of this problem. We can't separate the idea of waste from the idea of the humans that are actually working in this food system," said Siddiqui. It goes beyond produce grocery stores tend to only keep what they think people will buy."Maybe it's a seasonal item, maybe it's like a Halloween cookie and it's past Halloween now, but that still has a ton of great fresh shelf life on it, and it shouldn't go to waste," said Eagleson. Trying to figure out ways to cut the waste on every level isnt easy, because the answers arent one-size-fits-all. "Not everyone has the ability to actually take that compost to a composting facility. Not everyone has the ability to be close enough to a grocery store where they can shop frequently. And so then they don't have to buy a lot of stuff, and they can buy smaller things," said Siddiqui.Siddiqui and Neff are part of Multiscale RECIPES, a network of universities and private and government groups working to find solutions to America's food waste problem. One answer is ending confusion over expiration dates those "best by" or "use by" labels seen on products."Often we are throwing out food that is still good quality, but we thought there was a problem with it," said Neff. Advocates have been pushing for streamlined federal standards for all manufactures for years, since 50% of food wasted at the retail level is due to label confusion, according to researchers at ReFED. Another solution would be to change the perception of what is and isnt edible  something the team at Misfits is working towards, one misshapen potato at a time."None of them look that great and kind of funny anyway, is the potatoes. So on the outside it doesn't matter so much when it's so quality in the inside," said Eagleson. Experts say theres still a long way to go. "Any type of problem we solve in society, unless we take that broader systems perspective, we're not going to solve it," Siddiqui. 

What To Expect As Jan. 6 Committee Wraps Up Its Work kostenlos streamen | dailyme

What To Expect As Jan. 6 Committee Wraps Up Its Work

In a little over a month, the House Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol will run out of time. "Our view has always been that this was a select Committee that serves in a point in time only for this Congress. That has always been our focus and our goal," said Rep. Pete Aguilar, who's on the committee. But the Committee has yet to release its findings in a final report One that could include new details about former President Donald Trumps role in the violence, as he begins a potential political comeback. "Nothing that goes down in in Florida is going to affect our focus on that," said Aguilar. Trump is currently suing the Committee and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to avoid answering a wide-reaching subpoena for documents and testimony unanimously approved by the panel in October.Chair Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney made clear last week they would "will evaluate next steps" after Trumps noncompliance. It's not yet clear whether the time-limited Committee will refer contempt of Congress charges for Trump to the Department of Justice. SEE MORE: Jan. 6 House Committee Heads Toward Final Report Before Next CongressWhile hailed by its members as a bipartisan effort all members of the Committee, including Republicans Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, were appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Several members of the Committee will not be returning in to Congress next year Republican Vice Chair Cheney and Virginia Democrat Elaine Luria lost their midterm re-election bids.  And two more members, Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger and Florida Democrat Stephanie Murphy, did not seek re-election.  Regardless of when the Committee wraps up its investigation, at least one probe into the former presidents role on January 6 will remain ongoing."The Department of Justice has long recognized that in certain extraordinary cases, it is in the public interest to appoint a special prosecutor to independently manage an investigation and prosecution," said Attorney General Merrick Garland. Special prosecutor jack smith is now charged with leading a Department of Justice investigation, which in part is looking into whether Trump or his allies attempted to block the certification of the 2020 election or impede the transfer of power.  Another effort the former president says he does not support.  "This will not be a fair investigation. But again, I thought this was all done or very close to being done. These people are corrupt, and yet they go after innocent people under the guise of legitimacy," said Trump. And while the January 6 Committee is winding down on Capitol Hill the special counsels open-ended investigation is just beginning to take shape. 

Congress' Full Docket After Thanksgiving kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Congress' Full Docket After Thanksgiving

Congress will return after the Thanksgiving break with some very important items on the to-do list. On top of the agenda funding the government. The current short-term spending bill runs out on Dec. 16, and lawmakers either need to pass another stop-gap bill or approve the full 2023 fiscal year budget. "I have a high degree of confidence that we're going to get an omnibus budget. The two lead appropriators in the Senate Senators Leahy and Shelby, are both retiring at year end. And we want to do this anyway, but particularly to honor them for their long service," said Sen. Tim Kaine. Congress also needs to finalize the National Defense Authorization Act, which funds the Department of Defense and the country's nuclear weapons program. The House passed its version of the annual NDAA in July. The Senate Armed Services Committee has spent months working on its own version, but it hasn't been approved yet. "The Senate hasn't passed our bill on the floor. But that's not stopping us. We're negotiating a compromise version between the House and Senate bills, and it will likely then get passed by the House and come to the Senate for action before December 16," said Kaine. SEE MORE: Jan. 6 House Committee Heads Toward Final Report Before Next CongressBeyond spending bills, Democrats could also try to push through party priorities while they still have control of both chambers. House Republicans have talked about using the country's debt limit as leverage to cut spending on some of President Joe Biden's priorities. So Democratic leaders could try to raise the nation's borrowing cap this year."I'd like to get a debt ceiling done in this work period. The best way to get it done, the way it's been done the last two or three times, is bipartisan. I intend shortly to sit down with the Republican leader and try to work that out," Schumer said. Election reform is also possible in December. Sens. Joe Manchin and Susan Collins have spent months working on legislation to update the Electoral Count Act and improve election security."We have sufficient Republican votes and Senator McConnell saying he supports the bill. So I think again, timing is important. If we waited until there was a Republican House next year, then we might lose the opportunity to get the bill through the House," said Kaine.And the Senate still needs to give final approval to the Respect for Marriage Act, which would provide federal protection for same-sex and interracial marriage. "No Americans should ever, ever be discriminated against because of who they love. And passing this bill would secure much-needed safeguards into federal law," said Schumer.It's an ambitious list, but Democrats will likely try to get as much accomplished as they can while they still have control of the House and the Senate.

Experts Are Worried About Hate Speech On Twitter Amid World Cup kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Experts Are Worried About Hate Speech On Twitter Amid World Cup

Hate speech advocates are concerned that racism on Twitter could be much more pronounced and widespread during this year's World Cup. Those worries exist because, in the short time Twitter has been under CEO Elon Musks leadership, it has seen massive spikes in hate speech. And with more than half of its staff having exited the company there are fewer employees to address surges of rule-breaking tweets. The content moderation issues are also exacerbated by the World Cup, and soccer in general, which are a big driver of traffic on Twitter. In 2021, soccer was the most tweeted about sport more than basketball, American football and baseball combined. The companys own research shows that 75% of its users are World Cup fans, too. "Elon Musk has really clarified the problem that we have with social media companies, which is that what they call content moderation the rules that we all sign up to when we join the platform, not to be racist, not to spread hatred, not to abuse other people is getting worse under him in English, let alone in other languages in which there have virtually no capacity anymore to look at malignant content," said Imran Ahmed, CEO of Center for Countering Digital Hate.SEE MORE: FIFA, Qatar Spark World Cup Controversy Over Arm Band RestrictionsAccording to new research from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, Twitter took no action on 99% of the racist tweets directed toward World Cup players that it reported to the company a week ahead of the tournament.  "What we found is that sort of perfect storm of both: the signals being sent by Elon Musk that racists are welcome to be on the platform, [and] the fact that there is this heightened emotion and, of course, a national pride, which for the few translates into a nationalist hate against other countries," said Ahmed. While experts are worried about the impact Musk's policies could have on hate speech directed toward athletes in the World Cup, the problem didnt just start when Musk took over. In a report looking at more than 400,000 social media posts on Twitter and Instagram targeting players in the Euro 2020 final and AFCON 2022 final, 55% received some form of online abuse. Newsy reached out to Twitter for comment on its World Cup content moderation strategy but did not get a response. Twitter's head of trust and safety tweeted this week that the platform has been "working for weeks preparing for the World Cup," and that "ensuring a healthy platform continues to be our priority." 

Election Skeptics Fall Far Short Of Goal To Observe 'Every Ballot Box' kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Election Skeptics Fall Far Short Of Goal To Observe 'Every Ballot Box'

An effort by 2020 election doubters and deniers to monitor outdoor ballot drop boxes across the country this year fizzled out, according to voter complaint records reviewed by Newsy and interviews with election officials in battleground states. "It didn't happen in a very coordinated way and certainly not in the numbers we expected," said Matthew Weil, executive director of the Bipartisan Policy Centers Elections Project.  Weil said that before Election Day voting officials in various states were alarmed to see reports of private citizens, inspired by misinformation claiming fraud in the 2020 presidential election, staking out ballot drop boxes as early voting began in Arizona. The observers sat for hours on sidewalks in camping chairs next to video cameras atop tripods trained on voters as they deposited ballots in official collection bins. "I watched them as they jumped behind the cameras as I came through the parking lot," said John Evans, a Phoenix voter. "I just felt like my privacy was invaded."Clean Elections USA led an effort to recruit thousands of ballot box watchers across the nation. The group had spread widely debunked claims about mules paid to stuff ballot boxes with fraudulent votes during the 2020 presidential election.  Social media posts show the plan this year was to catch vote fraudsters in the act, focusing first on Arizona, a state that has been the target of baseless claims about illegal voting.  "Take pictures/video 8-10 ppl per box Tailgate party, Bible study, whatever. Shine your headlights on the box," said an Oct. 7 social media post by the groups founder, Melody Jennings, on Truth Social, the Twitter alternative founded by former President Donald Trump. A month earlier, Jennings posted there would be surveillance at "every drop box across America VERY SOON." Jennings did not respond to interview requests. Some of the observers in Arizona wore masks and were reportedly armed.  Civic groups argued in court that the citizen surveillance amounted to vigilante voter intimidation.  If you were a voter and you were in the act of just voting lawfully you had to be treated kind of like a paparazzi with this like army of photograph photographers aimed at you, said Orion Danjuma, an attorney at Protect Democracy, a voting rights group that challenged the Arizona drop box monitors in court. But Drop Box Initiative 2022, as supporters named it, seems to have been a flop outside Arizona. Records from the Arizona Secretary of States office show 23 complaints from voters related to ballot drop surveillance.  But complaint data Newsy has received so far from five other classic battleground states shows few reports of trouble at ballot boxes outside Arizona. There were five voter complaints in North Carolina related to unwelcome surveillance. And there were no complaints about drop box monitors in records sent to Newsy from four other states: Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Election officials in those states confirmed they did not see the kind of ballot box monitoring that took place in Arizona.  Clean Elections USA had said it planned to send any videos of suspicious activity to local sheriffs, but as in 2020, there have been no reports from law enforcement of widespread voting fraud in 2022.  The website for Clean Elections USA has been almost entirely deleted, with no explanation about why there werent more volunteers putting eyes on boxes.  I think the reason we didn't see a whole lot of this happening across the country is because sitting in beach chairs outside of a drop box is probably a fairly boring way to spend your day, Weil said. Its literally watching somebody put a piece of paper in a secure drop box, so there really wasnt much to do.SEE MORE: Poll Watching Was Bolstered This Year. Did That Impact The Election?

Patients Are Concerned With The Future Of Fertility Treatments kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Patients Are Concerned With The Future Of Fertility Treatments

The U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade in June kicked off a discussion about when life begins, sparking fears from the IVF community.In Tennessee, which has one of the strictest abortion bans in the country, those fears prompted the state's Attorney General to put out an opinion in October that says disposal of fertilized human embryos that have not been transferred to a woman's uterus is not against the law and does not qualify as an abortion.The opinion came after Tennessee resident Sara Chambers published a video that went viral on TikTok showing the conversation she had with her state representative over the disposal of human embryos."Actually, in the response I received from my State Representative, he said the law is moot to IVF, but then he moved to say that the discarding of embryos is separate, and they do see that unborn child as a life, even though the fertilization happens outside of the womb, so discarding those embryos is in violation of the law, said Chambers.It wasn't until later that she found out it wouldn't be in violation of the law. That State Representative later apologized."Like I want to say that I feel better knowing that IVF is not going to be attacked by this new law, but I don't feel better at all, said Chambers.SEE MORE: Patients Worry How Overturning Of Roe Could Affect IVFWhile laws may not explicitly link IVF and abortion, groups that support abortion rights worry that new legislation might as the definition of personhood evolves legally.Executives for Americans United for Life, an anti-choice group, have criticized IVF in testimony before state panels. The 50-year-old Washington-based group, describes what it calls "human embryo-destroying IVF treatments" as unethical."Resolve: The National Infertility Association" is launching a campaign called "Fight For Families" in anticipation of laws being introduced that could potentially impact IVF.Barbara Collura the President and CEO of Resolve says the campaign will share stories of patients who have used IVF or need IVF to grow their families so that access to IVF remains legal and available.When legislators start hearing from their constituents that this is a big deal, that there are a lot of people who need IVF, there are a lot of people who might need this access to care, said Collura. And if you're going to try and restrict it, you're preventing me from having a baby. You're preventing me from building my family. That's a very powerful message for a legislator to hear. And we know it does change minds.Infertility treatment advocates, like Collura, worry fetal personhood laws, would make it very difficult to do IVF because they grant embryos and fetuses the same rights as those already born.If you are conferring the rights to an embryo as if they are a living human being, meaning they are a person. Can you freeze a person? Can you do genetic testing on a person? What if somebody chose to discard their embryos? Would that be murder? We don't know, said Collura. What we believe is that if an embryo is a person, it will be very, very difficult to do IVF to the standard of care that is needed and that results in the best outcomes.Collura says they are going to stay vigilant and keep an eye out for any proposed bills that may be introduced. In Tennessee, lawmakers go back the second week of January.

Veering Driver Injures 25 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Recruits kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Veering Driver Injures 25 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Recruits

Near Los Angeles Wednesday, a morning training run turned into a tragedy when a wrong-way driver plowed into a group of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recruits, injuring 25 people five of them critically. "It's a tragic event, very traumatic for all the people involved," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. "The deputies at the front of the formation could see the vehicle coming, and they were able to get out of the way. But the people that were behind the ones in the front could not see what was in front of them, and those are the ones that were not able to get out of the way and took the brunt of the impact."Villanueva called the horrific scene a mass-casualty event the likes of which he'd never seen in his career."As soon as the accident happened, the chaos that ensued said it looked like an airplane wreck," Villanueva said. "There were so many bodies scattered everywhere in different states of injury that it was pretty traumatic for all involved.""The fire station  which was only about 500 feet away from this tragic accident scene the deputies came and knocked on the door and requested their assistance," said Anthony Marrone, Los Angeles County Fire Department chief.Now as several recruits will likely have life-altering injuries, officials are heralding the quick thinking that may have kept them alive."It's my understanding that the sheriff's department took the four most critical patients to the hospital immediately before the paramedics squads arrived, probably saving the lives of those sheriff recruits," Villanueva said.SEE MORE: Los Angeles Prosecutors Assembling Grand Jury In Sheriff Kneeling CaseThe 22-year-old driver was arrested at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he tested sober on a sobriety test."The range of injures we have: obviously head trauma, we have broken bones, we've had some loss of limb," Villanueva said.Officials say they're lucky it wasn't worse."There was a light pole on the east side of the street, and the one thing that was relayed to me was, 'Thank god for that light pole,' because the vehicle ultimately hit it and stopped as opposed to possibly hitting more recruits," said Pat Macdonald, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Training Bureau captain.Sheriff's department leaders say recruit runs in the area near Los Angeles are common and have happened frequently since the department moved into the area in 1982."The unincorporated area of Whittier is very familiar with the recruits running on the roads; there's several routes that are taken," Macdonald said.The cause and/or motive are unknown. It's not clear if the recruits were targeted, but the California Highway Patrol is investigating what happened."Lord willing, they'll be able to recover, all of them, even the one who is currently in the most critical state at St. Frances, but they're just gonna have a long road to recovery," Villanueva said.

NASA's Mightiest Moon Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years After Apollo kostenlos streamen | dailyme

NASA's Mightiest Moon Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years After Apollo

NASA's new moon rocket blasted off on its debut flight with three test dummies aboard Wednesday, bringing the U.S. a big step closer to putting astronauts back on the lunar surface for the first time since the end of the Apollo program 50 years ago.If all goes well during the three-week, make-or-break shakedown flight, the crew capsule will be propelled into a wide orbit around the moon and then return to Earth with a Pacific splashdown in December.After years of delays and billions in cost overruns, the Space Launch System rocket thundered skyward, rising from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 8.8 million pounds of thrust and hitting 100 mph within seconds. The Orion capsule was perched on top and, less than two hours into the flight, busted out of Earth's orbit toward the moon."It was pretty overwhelming," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. "We're going out to explore the heavens, and this is the next step."The moonshot follows nearly three months of vexing fuel leaks that kept the rocket bouncing between its hangar and the pad. Forced back indoors by Hurricane Ian at the end of September, the rocket stood its ground outside as Hurricane Nicole swept through last week with gusts of more than 80 mph. Although the wind caused some damage, managers gave the green light for the launch.An estimated 15,000 people jammed the launch site, with thousands more lining the beaches and roads outside the gates, to witness NASA's long-awaited sequel to Project Apollo, when 12 astronauts walked on the moon from 1969 and 1972. Crowds also gathered outside NASA centers in Houston and Huntsville, Alabama, to watch the spectacle on giant screens.SEE MORE: Why Is It Taking So Long For NASA To Launch Artemis I?Cheers accompanied the rocket as it rode a huge trail of flames toward space, with a half-moon glowing brightly and buildings shaking as though hit by a major quake."For the Artemis generation, this is for you," launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson called out, referring to all those born after Apollo. She later told her team: "You have earned your place in history."The liftoff marked the start of NASA's Artemis lunar-exploration program, named after Apollo's mythological twin sister. The space agency is aiming to send four astronauts around the moon on the next flight, in 2024, and land humans there as early as 2025.The 322-foot SLS is the most powerful rocket ever built by NASA, with more thrust than either the space shuttle or the mighty Saturn V that carried men to the moon. A series of hydrogen fuel leaks plagued the summertime launch attempts as well as countdown tests. A fresh leak erupted at a new location during Tuesday night's fueling, but an emergency team managed to tighten the faulty valve on the pad. Then a U.S. Space Force radar station went down, resulting in another scramble, this time to replace an ethernet switch."The rocket, it's alive. It's creaking. It's making venting noises. It's pretty scary," said Trent Annis, one of the three men who entered the blast danger zone to fix Tuesday night's leak. "My heart was pumping. My nerves were going. But yeah, we showed up today."Orion should reach the moon by Monday, more than 230,000 miles from Earth. After coming within 80 miles of the moon, the capsule will enter a far-flung orbit stretching about 40,000 miles beyond.The $4.1 billion test flight is set to last 25 days, roughly the same as when crews will be aboard. The space agency intends to push the spacecraft to its limits and uncover any problems before astronauts strap in. The mannequins NASA calls them moonequins are fitted with sensors to measure such things as vibration, acceleration and cosmic radiation.Nelson cautioned "things will go wrong" during this demo. A few minor issues already have cropped up in flight, although preliminary indications were the boosters and engines performed well."There's definitely relief that we're underway," mission manager Mike Sarafin told reporters. But he added: "I personally am not going to rest well until we get safely to splashdown and recovery."The rocket was supposed to have made its dry run by 2017. Government watchdogs estimate NASA will have spent $93 billion on the project by 2025.SEE MORE: Why Are We Trying To Go Back To The Moon?Ultimately, NASA hopes to establish a base on the moon and send astronauts to Mars by the late 2030s or early 2040s.But many hurdles still need to be cleared. The Orion capsule will take astronauts only to lunar orbit, not the surface.NASA has hired Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop Starship, the 21st-century answer to Apollo's lunar lander. Starship will carry astronauts back and forth between Orion and the lunar surface, at least on the first trip in 2025. The plan is to station Starship and eventually other

Zelenskyy Visits Kherson — No Power, No Water, and No More Torture kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Zelenskyy Visits Kherson — No Power, No Water, and No More Torture

Kherson is still full of celebration after the Ukrainian city has been liberated from the Russians. It happened much faster than anticipated. People traveled to the town square not expecting to see their president. "You see the reaction of the people. People waited for the Ukrainian army," said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Eugene Chykysh said he tried to keep a low profile, especially after the Russians tortured friends of his. "Russian soldiers bought coffee in my shop. It was scary too," he said. Ukrainian officials are already warning of war crimes, a mass burial site and torture chambers. The people of Kherson lived in terror for more than eight months. NEWSY'S JASON BELLINI: After all of these months, how does it feel? EUGENE CHYKYSH: Easy to breathe now. I feel this freedom from the bottom of my heart and Im happy to see how many happy faces. Veronica Stabkevic says she finally feels safe to leave her house. "When you go to the square and see Ukrainian soldiers, its a happiness that you cant put into words, she said. "Because we really waited for them."SEE MORE: Kherson Liberated After Months Of Russian ControlBELLINI: Why didnt you leave? STABKEVIC: We have four dogs, four cats and two kittens. And we took care of our neighbors' pets. Now, Ukrainian officials are suggesting that residents leave the city, amidst a growing humanitarian crisis. No power, no water, scarce food and medicine and little communication with the outside world. Some people gathered around an electrical outlet connected to a generator. And also, thanks to Starlink, an internet service providing service in remote locations, theyre able to connect with loved ones for the first time in quite some time. Though free, they remain isolated.  Newsy's crew saw the conditions along the road into Kherson during a bus ride in from Mykolaiv checkpoint after checkpoint.  Long stretches of single-lane dirt roads were used to get around sections of highway demolished by shelling, and power lines were destroyed.  At one point, military escorts cut short a quick stop after an explosion in the distance. Upon entering the city, it appeared largely intact. Putins plan was to make it forever Russian, rather than destroy it. As Newsy's crew entered, billboards were being taken down billboards put up by the Russians. One of them said "with Russia forever."When the Newsy team arrived, local producer Dmytro reunited with his mother and 7-year-old brother who he had not seen since the invasion nearly nine months ago. He left them food and water to help them get through the weeks ahead, as the humanitarian crisis sees no quick end.  

Biden-Xi Summit: What Biden Wants, What Xi Wants kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Biden-Xi Summit: What Biden Wants, What Xi Wants

 There won't be concessions from the U.S. side. No real deliverables, which is government-speak for specific achievements. Don't expect a cheery joint statement, either.During President Joe Biden's highly anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, the leaders will be circling each other to game out how to manage a relationship that the U.S. has determined poses the biggest economic and military threat.At the same time, U.S. officials have repeatedly stressed that they see the two countries' interactions as one of competition and that they want to avoid conflict.Here's a look at what each side is hoping to achieve out of the leaders' first in-person encounter as presidents, to be held on the island of Bali in Indonesia:SEE MORE: Biden Pledges U.S. Will Work With Southeast Asian NationsFOR THE UNITED STATESEssentially, President Biden and other U.S. officials are trying to understand where Xi really stands.In a news conference shortly before leaving Washington, President Biden said he wanted to "lay out what each of our red lines are, understand what he believes to be in the critical national interests of China, what I know to be the critical interests of the United States."That mission has become all the more imperative since the conclusion of the Community Party congress in Beijing, during which Xi secured a norm-breaking third term as leader, empowering him even further.It's a goal that will be much more readily achieved in person, White House officials say, despite President Biden and Xi's five video or phone calls during the U.S. president's term.President Biden told reporters on Sunday that he's "always had straightforward discussions" with Xi, and that has prevented either of them from "miscalculations" of their intentions."I know him well, he knows me," President Biden said. "We've just got to figure out where the red lines are and what are the most important things to each of us, going into the next two years."The U.S. president will want to send a message to Xi on White House concerns about China's economic practices. Taiwan is sure to come up, and President Biden will want to emphasize to Xi that the U.S. will stand ready to defend the self-governing island should it come under attack by China. President Biden also will seek to make clear his concerns about Beijing's human rights practices, as he has in their previous interactions.President Biden will also use the meeting to press for a more aggressive posture from Xi on Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Chinese leader has largely refrained from public criticism of Vladimir Putin's actions while declining to actively aid Moscow by supplying arms."We believe that, of course, every country in the world should do more to prevail upon Russia, especially those who have relationships with Russia, to end this war and leave Ukraine," said U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan.Finally, U.S. officials say they're eager to see where the two superpowers could actually collaborate. Though there are numerous areas in which President Biden and Xi won't see eye to eye, the White House has listed several issues where they conceivably could, including health, counternarcotics and climate change.SEE MORE: President Biden To Meet China's Xi On Monday For Taiwan, Russia TalksFOR CHINAXi has yet to give a wish list for talks with President Biden, but Beijing wants U.S. action on trade and Taiwan.Perhaps most importantly, the Group of 20 gathering in Bali and the meeting with President Biden give China's most powerful leader in decades a stage to promote his country's image as a global player and himself as a history-making figure who is restoring its rightful role as an economic and political force.China pursues "increasingly assertive foreign and security policies aimed at changing the international status quo," Kevin Rudd, a former Australian prime minister who is president of the Asia Society, wrote in Foreign Affairs. That has strained relations with Washington, Europe and China's Asian neighbors, but Xi is unfazed and looks set to be more ambitious abroad.The meeting is "an important event of China's head-of-state diplomacy toward the Asia Pacific," said a foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian. He said Xi will "deliver an important speech" on economic growth.Zhao called on the Biden administration to "stop politicizing" trade and embrace Beijing's claim to sovereignty over Taiwan, the self-ruled island democracy that split with the mainland in 1949 and never has been part of the People's Republic of China.Beijing wants Washington to lift tariffs imposed by former President Donald Trump in 2019 and to pull back on increasing restrictions on Chinese access to processor chips and other U.S. technology. President Biden

Biden Tightens Methane Emissions Rule Amid Push For More Oil kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Biden Tightens Methane Emissions Rule Amid Push For More Oil

The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to reduce methane emissions, targeting the oil and gas industry for its role in global warming even as President Joe Biden has pressed energy producers for more oil drilling to lower prices at the gasoline pump.SEE MORE: Biden Accuses Big Oil Of War Profiteering, Weighs ConsequencesPresident Biden was set to announce on Friday a supplemental rule cracking down on emissions of methane a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming and packs a stronger short-term punch than even carbon dioxide as he attends a global climate conference in Egypt.The new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency follows up on a methane rule President Biden announced last year at a United Nations climate summit in Scotland. The 2021 rule targets emissions from existing oil and gas wells nationwide, rather than focusing only on new wells as previous EPA regulations have done.The new rule goes a step further and takes aim at all drilling sites, including smaller wells that emit less than 3 tons of methane per year. Small wells currently are subject to an initial inspection but are rarely checked again for leaks.The proposal also requires operators to respond to credible third-party reports of high-volume methane leaks.The Biden administration will embark on a relentless focus to root out emissions wherever we can find them, White House national climate adviser Ali Zaidi said Friday at climate negotiations in Egypt, hours before the president was set to speak at the international climate summit.SEE MORE: Blowout: Inside America's Energy GambleOil and gas production is the nations largest industrial source of methane, the primary component of natural gas, and is a key target for the Biden administration as it seeks to combat climate change. The United States is among more than 100 countries that have pledged to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels.We must lead by example when it comes to tackling methane pollution one of the biggest drivers of climate change,'' said EPA Administrator Michael Regan, who also is in Egypt for the climate talks. The new, stronger standards will enable innovative new technology to flourish while protecting people and the planet, he said.Our regulatory approach is very aggressive from a timing standpoint and a stringency standpoint," Regan said at a briefing in Egypt. The old and new rules should be able to prevent more than 80% of the energy waste, about 36 million tons of carbon emissions, he said.Leakage from wells and pipelines is why former Vice President Al Gore and others call natural gas a bridge to nowhere. In an interview with The Associated Press, Gore said: When you work the math, a leakage of 2 to 3% of the methane completely negates the climate advantage of methane gas. And, tragically, the wildcatters that do most of the hydrological fracturing do not pay attention to the methane leakage. You have leakage in the LNG (liquefied natural gas) process, you have leakage in pipelines, you have leakage in the use.The supplemental rule comes as President Biden has accused oil companies of war profiteering and raised the possibility of imposing a windfall tax on energy companies if they dont boost domestic production.President Biden has repeatedly criticized major oil companies for making record-setting profits in the wake of Russia's war in Ukraine while refusing to help lower prices at the pump for the American people. The Democratic president suggested last week that he will look to Congress to impose tax penalties on oil companies if they dont invest some of their record-breaking profits to lower costs for American consumers.Besides the EPA rule, the new climate and health law approved by Congress in August includes a methane emissions reduction program that would impose a fee on energy producers that exceed a certain level of methane emissions. The fee, set to rise to $1,500 per metric ton of methane, marks the first time the federal government has directly imposed a fee, or tax, on greenhouse gas emissions.The law allows exemptions for companies that comply with the EPAs standards or fall below a certain emissions threshold. It also includes $1.5 billon in grants and other spending to help operators and local communities improve monitoring and data collection for methane emissions, with the goal of finding and repairing natural gas leaks.Multiple studies have found that smaller wells produce just 6% of the nations oil and gas but account for up to half the methane emissions from well sites.We cant leave half of the problem on the table and expect to get the reductions that we need to get and protect local communities from pollution, said Jon Goldstein, senior director of regulatory affairs for oil and gas at the Environmental Defense Fund.The oil industry has generally welcomed direct federal regulation of methane emissions, preferring

GOP Lawmakers Hoping To Tackle Crime In This Year's Midterm Elections kostenlos streamen | dailyme

GOP Lawmakers Hoping To Tackle Crime In This Year's Midterm Elections

A rise in violent crime across much of the country since the pandemic has become the first line of attack for many GOP lawmakers this midterm cycle, and it seems to be working. According to Gallup, Americans are more likely now than at any time over the past fifty years to say there is more crime than there was a year ago.  Tim Ryan, the subject of many of these ads in Ohio, says his record tells a different story.  "I brought $500 million back to staff policing here in the state of Ohio and he raised money for the guys who stormed the capital on January 6 hes with the extremists. You cant be pro-police, pro-cop and raise money for the people who beat up 140 cops at the Capital," said Ryan. Political analysts say the focus on crime is twofold. One, it appeals directly to the GOP's most coveted voting block. "An issue that might galvanize those suburban former Republican voters and bring them back in the fold, I think is a high priority. And fear of crime and the things that advertising can do to raise that fear or concern about it, I think is, you know, a fairly obvious thing to try to appeal to," said Charles Franklin, a pollster and professor at Marquette Law School.Two, its more powerful imagery than taxes or gas prices.  "I mean, I just think there's probably some sort of gut reaction that people have to, you know, basically just violence on television. And the ads reflect that. And again, there's a racial component to it that is, just the unmistakable," said Kyle Kondik, a political analyst at the UVA Center for Politics.  SEE MORE: How To Watch 2022 Election Coverage Free On NewsyIn Milwaukee, Wisconsin the homicide rate increased at a record pace for the past two years a 96% jump in 2020 and a 2% jump in 2021. But for many of the voters who are most susceptible to crime and see it often in their daily lives the advertising has a different problem.Angela Lang is the executive director of BLOC  Black Leaders Organizing Communities. Lang says the imagery in some campaign advertising is meant to send a clear signal about race, like a state GOP mailer that appears to show Wisconsin Senate candidate Mandela Barnes' skin darkened. Republicans say that's not their intent. "The ads are just very blatantly racist. We're not even talking about dog whistles anymore," said Lang.  Still, Lang recognizes the rise in homicides in her community and the concern its created. She said community members in the area do want something done.   "We've seen some real tragedies in our community but I think we're not being realistic and not talking about the root of those things. Nine times out of 10, it's not people that wake up one day and say, 'yeah, I'm just gonna, you know, do this.' People are often doing it from a place of survival," said Lang. In Ohio, along with choosing a new senator, voters will have a chance to impact bail reform in the state through a referendum vote.  State issue one in Ohio would change the Constitution to give Ohio lawmakers control of bail rules in the state, and make public safety a consideration when determining cash bail. Click here for all of Newsy's headline stories and analysis for the midterm elections. Get up-to-the-minute results and important context for races across the country. 

Ron DeSantis To Consider Running Against Trump In 2024 kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Ron DeSantis To Consider Running Against Trump In 2024

It was a night Republicans were hoping to see red and lots of it. But as the ballots continue to be tallied, it's clear Democrats performed better than expected in the 2022 midterm election. The GOPs dreams of a "red wave" is more of a steady stream. As the dust settles in 2022, the next race on the horizon is down the street for the house on Pennsylvania Avenue. "The American people are ready for a majority that will offer a new direction, that will put America back on track. Republicans are ready to deliver it." said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.  A slate of losses for candidates backed by former president Donald Trump, are setting the stage for a showdown of two Florida residents. The former president is expected to announce a run for re-election next Thursday from his home in Mar-a-Lago, but its unclear whether hed be able to sail smoothly to a nomination. Many Republicans have subtly and not so subtly said theyre thinking about taking him on, including members of Trumps former administration. The potential main contender is Governor Ron DeSantis, who won re-election in the Sunshine State by a landslide on election night.SEE MORE: DeSantis Defeats Crist, Wins 2nd Term As Florida GovernorDeSantis was expected to win but lapped even the polls' predictions. Though he did make it more difficult to vote in Florida during his first term, he was able to pick up voters including in Miami-Dade County a democratic stronghold for decades. He grew support among Latino voters, too. He padded his resume with numbers that propelled him to the national conversation.  DeSantis refused to say whether hed complete his next term, but hinted at frustration with national politics. "Now, well, our country flounders due to failed leadership in Washington. Florida is on the right track. I believe the survival of the American experiment requires a revival of true American principles. Florida has proved that it can be done," said DeSantis. Trump choosing not to campaign with the governor in the closing days of the election, even threatening and jabbing at him, is an indication of this growing rift thats likely not going away any time soon. Click here for all of Newsy's headline stories and analysis for the midterm elections. Get up-to-the-minute results and important context for races across the country. 

Why 2020 Election Skeptics Want To Be Poll Workers And Watchers kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Why 2020 Election Skeptics Want To Be Poll Workers And Watchers

Employees of Montgomery County in suburban Philadelphia wheel voting machines into the front hallway of a local high school two weeks before Election Day. This is poll worker training day. Dozens of poll workers go through a dry-run of procedures before voting starts in Pennsylvania, a state with a close U.S. Senate race that could determine which party controls the chamber. For many, the training is a refresher course.  Barbara Rieck served in her first election 10 years ago. I'm a glutton for detail, says Rieck, a retired pharmaceutical supplies coordinator. Handling the paperwork for the election is fun for me.   There are also new poll workers in the mix. Lisa, who declines to share her last name, says she signed up partly because of doubts about the last presidential race. Does she think the 2020 election was stolen? Kind of, she answers. Working the election will help her believe voting is secure, she explains. Because when I'm seeing it, I believe it and I know what's happening for real, Lisa says. When I'm not seeing something, it's hard to believe because you're not seeing it. Groups spreading false information about the 2020 election are encouraging supporters to get involved in the voting process this year. Audit The Vote PA claims, baselessly, that the 2020 election was stolen. Toni Shuppe, the groups leader, turned down Newsy's request for an interview. Shuppe has said enlisting poll workers and watchers is one of the most important ways to ensure voting is fair. The mainstream is trying to paint us all as election deniers and crazy kooks, Shuppe says in a video posted to Audit The Vote PAs Facebook page. All we want is an accurate count at the end of the day, and for both parties to be able to walk away from the election comfortable that the certified result is going to reflect what the voters wanted. Audit The Vote PA, and the Election Integrity Force, a national group supporting former President Donald Trump, are particularly focused on boosting numbers of poll watchers. Unlike poll workers, who check in voters and handle ballots, watchers observe voting. Pennsylvania allows certified watchers to review voter lists and challenge a voters identity. Audit The Vote PA says it has trained 6,000 people to serve as poll watchers this year. Does it deter fraud necessarily? No. But I have to believe that just having eyes in there, if somebody has been paid to stuff the ballot box in their precinct, they'll think twice if there's eyes on it, Shuppe says in another video posted to Facebook. There have been isolated reports of aggressive observers causing disruptions in the name of election integrity. A report from Pima County, Arizona, described an increase in private citizens during primary voting this summer demanding to gain access to our facilities to observe. Sometimes these individuals were loud, actively filming or otherwise harassing voters and/or early voting site workers. Election officials across the country tell Newsy they are aware misinformed poll workers and watchers could cause trouble. We do have concerns that, they're obviously, they're coming in with known biases, says Carly Koppes, clerk and recorder for Weld County, Colorado.  They're having a set goal of trying to find what they believe are flaws and fraud in our election process. Election officials say they often know less about the poll watchers planning to be in precincts compared to poll workers. While Pennsylvania county boards of election certify official observers, they come from political parties and candidates and may not go through the rigorous coaching of a poll worker.  Since poll watchers are recruited by the candidates and the campaigns directly, I don't get an opportunity to interface with them one-on-one or in a setting like this ahead of the election, Montgomery County Voter Services Director Dori Sawyer tells election workers gathered for training.  Sawyer says instructions for poll watchers are printed on the back of their certificate to assist with setting expectations. She and other local voting officials contacted for this story expressed faith that common safeguards in polling places should keep voting secure. As in many states, Pennsylvania strives for a bipartisan split among poll workers. Watchers must stay in a designated space away from voters. Precincts have an election judge with the authority to remove anyone who tries to intimidate a voter or gets too close to someone casting a ballot. I'm confident that if any issues do arise, that our team is primed and ready to tackle whatever comes our way," Sawyer says. Handle it with grace, and swiftly, and efficiently.  Working or observing an election can turn a skeptic into a believer

The Risky Deal With Celebrity-Brand Partnerships kostenlos streamen | dailyme

The Risky Deal With Celebrity-Brand Partnerships

The fallout surrounding Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is highlighting the hazards of celebrity partnerships and endorsements.Several major brands including Adidas, Gap and Balenciaga have dropped partnerships with the rapper and fashion designer following his antisemitic remarks. For Adidas, the home for Ye's Yeezy shoe line, the decision to drop the disgraced artist is estimated to cost the company billions of dollars."They're prospected to lose about $2 billion or 10% of their annual revenue," attorney Mark Brutzkus said.While not much is known about Ye's now-fractured partnerships, some experts say it's likely the artist was in breach of a morality clause, which is common in "celebrity-based agreements.""Morality clauses would be a provision within an endorsement contract that would provide for personal conduct standards," Brutzkus said. "The key in that is protecting the reputation of the business, but they're also preserving a positive workforce culture."There's a history of severed celebrity sponsorships and partnerships.SEE MORE: Adidas Ends Partnership With Ye Over Antisemitic RemarksIn 1994, the rental car company Hertz ended its almost 20-year partnership with O.J. Simpson after the athlete and longtime spokesman was charged with first-degree murder.In 2012, brands like Nike and Budweiser cut ties with cyclist Lance Armstrong after he admitted to using performing enhancing drugs, and in 2016, brands like Ralph Lauren and Speedo dropped Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte after the athlete vandalized a gas station in Brazil.Each of those cases were highly publicized, but surrounding the controversies of Ye today is the growing power of consumers on social media many of whom called out brands directly to take accountability for Ye's antisemitic statements."The consumers are very influential," Brutzkus said. "It's gonna be interesting to see what the consumer reaction is with whatever product is still out in the marketplace."Experts are already speculating about the resale future of Ye's shoe line, and one resale platform The RealReal has already announced it will no longer allow new listings from the celebrity's brand.At the height of Ye's career, Yeezy was one of the biggest players in the sneaker market, competing with major legacy brands like Nike. But amid the fallout surrounding the artist's antisemitic remarks, one collectibles expert told Vox, "I think the Yeezy era could be over."