Saturday, January 22

Top Verified Stories

Winsome Sears makes history as first woman of color to hold statewide office in Virginia
by newsverifier.com Date: 1/16/2022
Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears was a former Marine. She began her political career as the first Black Republican woman in Virginia’s General Assembly. Later Sears was on an advisory committee to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. She is an avid supporter of the second ammendment and says gun laws pushed her in this direction.

Major Blast in Tonga Create Tsunami and Heavy Ash Fall
by discovermagazine.com Date: 1/15/2022
The first major volcanic eruption struck today in the island nation of Tonga. Over the past few weeks, the small volcanic island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai had been experiencing minor but impressive explosions. However, on January 14-15, the eruption became much more violent, sending ash over 60,000 feet (18 kilometers) into the skies. The blast also generated a tsunami that hit many of the islands in Tonga, destroying homes and buildings across the country.

SCOTUS: Decision on Mandates. Under the law as it stands today, that power rests with the States and Congress, not OSHA.
by newsverifier.com Date: 1/13/2022
The question before us is not how to respond to the pandemic, but who holds the power to do so. The answer is clear: Under the law as it stands today, that power rests with the States and Congress, not OSHA. In saying this much, we do not impugn the intentions behind the agency’s mandate. Instead, we only discharge our duty to enforce the law’s demands when it comes to the question who may govern the lives of 84 million Americans. Respecting those demands may be trying in times of stress. But if this Court were to abide them only in more tranquil conditions, declarations of emergencies would never end and the liberties our Constitution’s separation of powers seeks to preserve would amount to little.

NASA’s Webb Telescope Reaches Major Milestone as Mirror Unfolds
by nasa.gov Date: 1/08/2022
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team fully deployed its 21-foot, gold-coated primary mirror, successfully completing the final stage of all major spacecraft deployments to prepare for science operations.

Missing Child: Harmony Mongomery’s Father Adam and Stepmother Kayala arrested
by newsverifier.com Date: 01/06/2022
If you have any information into the whereabouts of Harmony Montgomery please call the dedicated tip line at 603-203-6060. A reward of $60,000 leading to her recovery is currently being offered.

Webb Space Telescope Deploys Secondary Mirror as It Zooms Toward Final Destination
by gizmodo.com Date: 01/05/2022
The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully deployed the tripod that holds the observatory’s secondary mirror, in what is a critical milestone for the mission.

Eric Adams sworn in as New York City mayor after ball drop
by yahoo.com Date: Jan 1, 2022
As confetti continued to drift across Times Square, Adams recited his oath of office. Associate Justice Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix of the state Supreme Court’s appellate division swore Adams in as he placed one hand on a family Bible and his other held a photograph of his mother, Dorothy, who died in 2020.

Obituary: Betty White, the Golden Girl with a heart of gold
by bbc.com.com Date: 12/31/2021
Betty White was US television’s Golden Girl with the heart of gold, celebrated for her comic acting abilities from TV’s early days up to the 21st Century, while remaining committed to her animal activism.

Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of recruiting teenage girls for Epstein sex abuse
by reuters.com Date: 12/30/2021
Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty by a U.S. jury on Wednesday of helping the late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls, sealing a remarkable fall from grace for the British socialite.

Astronomers find record-breaking haul of starless ‘rogue’ planets
by space.com Date: 12/24/2021
A team of researchers found a collection of at least 70 exoplanets without parent stars — the largest single group of rogue planets ever found — in a patch of space about 420 light-years from Earth, a new study reports.

BREAKING: Jury Begins Deliberations in Ghislaine Maxwell trial
by theguardian.com Date: 12/20/2021
The jury in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial began deliberations on Monday after hearing closing arguments from both sides.

McCarthy gets asked to remove Cheney, Kinzinger from GOP Conference
by wnd.com Date: 12/15/2021
A major political action arm of the conservative movement in America is asking Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, to remove Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Indiana from the GOP Conference.

CNN Producer John Griffin Indicted for sex with a 9-year-old girl
by justice.gov Date: 12/13/2021
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that John Griffin, 44, of Stamford, Connecticut was arrested today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after a federal grand jury in Vermont charged Griffin with three counts of using a facility of interstate commerce to attempt to entice minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity. Griffin will have his initial appearance later today in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut.

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Prosecutors rest case after 10 days
by bbc.com Date: 12/10/2021
Ms Farmer, now 42, said she was groped by Ms Maxwell, who is accused of grooming underage girls for Epstein between 1994 and 2004.

BREAKING: Jussie Smollett guilty of faking hate crime.
by newsverifier.com Date: 12/09/2021
Jussie Smollett Guilty on five counts of the hoaxed hate crime.
In January 2019, Smollett told police he had been attacked late at night by two people in the city’s Streeterville neighborhood. Smollett, who is Black and gay, said they poured an unknown chemical substance on him, hurled slurs and yelled, “This is MAGA country,” referring to Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

Biden and Putin hold talks amid Russia-Ukraine tensions
by bbc.com Date: 12/07/2021
US President Joe Biden has held rare talks by video link with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, amid tensions on Ukraine’s eastern frontier.

Top Story: Ghislaine Maxwell was present when Epstein abused me, accuser testifies
by theguardian.com Date: 11/30/2021
Witness identified as ‘Jane’ alleges Epstein began sexual abuse when she was 14 and says Maxwell was sometimes in the room

W.H.O. Classifies New Covid Variant Omicron ‘of concern’

Suspect In Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy, Darrell Brooks, Charged With Murder

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all counts in homicide trial

A ninth planet in our Solar System may have just been discovered
by bgr.org Date: 11/16/2021
“The candidate is on an orbit utterly inconsistent with our predictions for Planet Nine, and would not be capable of gravitationally perturbing the distant solar system in the ways that we have suggested. But, of course, that doesn’t mean it isn’t real,” Mike Brown, a planetary scientist, noted in a series of tweets.

Tunnel to Towers Foundation Honors Veterans Day by Delivering 35 Mortgage-Free Homes to Gold Star Families
by prnewswire.com.com Date: 11/11/2021
In observance of Veterans Day, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation hosted a name reading ceremony honoring the American service members who have died in the Global War on Terror.

Cuba’s foreign minister warns diplomats his government won’t allow protest march
by miamiherald.com Date: 11/10/2021
Cuba’s foreign minister summoned foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Havana on Wednesday to warn them that his government will not tolerate an opposition march planned for Monday that the island authorities said is a regime-change plot orchestrated by the United States.

Pakistan Set to Host US, China, Russia, Taliban to Discuss Afghan Crisis
by voanews.com Date: 11/09/2021
Pakistan will host the United States, China and Russia this week for talks on Afghanistan under what is known as the “troika plus” process.

Houston police chief says he met with Travis Scott before concert
by irishexaminer.com Date: 11/08/2021
Houston’s police chief said he expressed concerns about safety to Travis Scott before the rapper performed at a music festival where eight people died and hundreds more were injured in a crush of fans.

Vast ‘superbubble’ captured by Hubble is a deep-space mystery for astronomers
by theweathernetwork.com Date: 11/06/2021
Space contains many mysteries, and in some cases, we are lucky enough that the efforts to solve them provide us with beautiful images to marvel over.

DOJ misses deadline to provide Senate info on basis for school board memo
by yahoo.com Date: 11/02/2021
Attorney General Merrick Garland told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that the Department of Justice would provide information that led Garland to issue his memo calling for DOJ intervention in matters related to actions and words directed toward school board officials, but the DOJ has failed to do so by the Nov. 1 deadline set by Republican senators.

California man arrested, charged in American Airlines attack on flight attendant
by foxnews.com Date: 11/01/2021
A California man was arrested Monday and charged with assaulting an American Airlines flight attendant during a flight that had to be diverted.