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    Trucks at the entrance to the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California, US, on Thursday, July 14, 2022.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. freight rates increased 28% year over year, but declined almost 2% month over month in July, a likely signal that the U.S. market has reached peak freight rates, according to the July Cass Freight report, just as peak shipping season encompassing both back-to-school and the holidays begins. "We're coming into this peak season with much more free capacity. I think that's going to be a good thing from a cost perspective for those big retailers who have been struggling with a lot of cost inflation," Cass Freight report researcher and author Tim Denoyer told CNBC. CNBC received a first look at the data compiled by Cass Information Systems that reviews rates and shipments in the North American market. Shipments, freight moved by companies, increased by 0.4% year over year, according to the report, but declined nearly 2% month over month. "The market balance has really shifted. It's steady on the demand perspective, but supply...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump left office over a year and a half ago, and yet he is still dominating the news. Whether it be the FBI searching Mar-a-Lago or the Republican primaries in August, you might forget that President Joe Biden is the one who currently lives at the White House.Speaking of those primaries, another Republican member of Congress who voted to impeach Trump went down to defeat this week when Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler conceded. We'll begin our roundup of the week in electoral politics with a different Republican who voted to impeach Trump and has been at the forefront of anti-Trump Republicans in Congress: Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Cheney looks on the precipice of big lossI'm going to cut right to the chase and say that it will take a small miracle for Cheney for her to win Tuesday's Republican primary for Wyoming's lone House seat. Statistically improbable things happen, but Cheney has both the polling and history against her. Read MoreThe truth is that Cheney has been an underdog for re-election since she voted to impeach Trump...
    London (CNN)The person most likely to replace Boris Johnson as leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the UK is a political chameleon who has gone from radical abolitionist to flag-bearer of the Euroskeptic, Conservative right. Liz Truss, who was only elected to Parliament in 2010, has -- in a relatively short period of time -- established herself as a political force of nature who pursues her agenda with relentless vigor and unequivocal enthusiasm. However, with most opinion polls suggesting she's poised to get the keys to Number 10 Downing Street, her critics are asking: What exactly does she stand for? Many who have observed her over the years question whether she has any sincere beliefs at all, or if she simply endorses whatever is the most convenient at the time. To say that Truss has been on a political journey would be an understatement. She was born in 1975 into a family that she herself has described as "to the left of Labour," the main socialist opposition. She grew up in parts of the UK that didn't traditionally vote Conservative, moving between...
    (CNN)A high-altitude meteor which blew up when it hit the atmosphere "is likely the best theory" for a loud boom heard across portions of northern Utah and southern Idaho on Saturday, said Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.Cox, a Republican, said in a tweet he heard a loud boom while he was running in Salt Lake City early Saturday morning."We have confirmed it was not seismic/earthquake and not related to our military instillations," his tweet continued.The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City shared a screenshot of a radar map on Twitter showing two pink and red pixels over Davis and Morgan counties in Utah.The agency said the pixels are "not associated with evidence of thunderstorm activity in satellite or radar," but they are likely a result of the meteor trail and flash.Read MoreUtah residents took to social media to share their videos capturing the loud boom heard in the area Saturday morning. One video, recorded by the Snowbasin Ski Resort's web camera, captured the meteor streaking across the sky.Summers last supermoon and meteor shower take the celestial stage tonight Residents in...
    Rep. Liz Cheney launched a new campaign ad Thursday pushing that 'truth' about the 2020 election should win and calling out her political rivals for embracing the big lie, calling it a 'cancer.'  'As Election Day nears, I want to talk to citizens across our great state and all across our country. America cannot remain free if we abandon the truth,' Cheney said, looking into the camera as she stands in a field of wildflowers. 'The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious.'  Cheney is on the Republican primary ballot Tuesday in Wyoming to keep her at-large House seat - and is facing major backlash in her very red state for her criticism of former President Donald Trump, impeachment vote and participation in the January 6 House select committee.  She doubled down on that criticism Thursday, slamming Trump and Republicans who have pushed that the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago Monday must somehow be corrupt.  'I have been ashamed to hear members of my party attacking integrity of the FBI agents involved with the recent Mar-a-Lago search,' she tweeted....
    Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, was raided by the FBI on Monday, a high-profile move in the ongoing investigations into the former President. While the FBI has not yet commented on why it conducted the raid, details indicate it was likely a part of an ongoing investigation into Trump's removal of sensitive White House documents at the end of his term. FBI agents reportedly focused their search of the property on the former President's office space, removed papers and documents, and even broke open a safe. The raid does not suggest that criminal charges are near or even expected – but the FBI would have needed a search warrant that was court authorized.  How the raid could effect the 2024 election remains to be seen, but if convicted of violating removing documents from the White House Trump could face up to three years and prison and be barred from holding public office. A source close to the president told NBC the raid is only likely to galvanize the president to announce a 2024 bid.  The source also said...
    (CNN)Four people were fatally shot Friday at multiple sites in a small Ohio town just north of Dayton, and police are searching for a man who is possibly connected to the shooting.Stephen Marlow, a "person of interest," is likely armed and dangerous, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said at a media briefing.Porter said Marlow was described is White, 5'11" and about 160 pounds, with brown hair. Authorities believe Marlow, 39, was wearing shorts and a yellow T-shirt and fled in a white 2007 Ford Edge.Stephen Marlow was driving this white Ford Edge, police said.Police responded to a report of shots fired just before noon, Porter said, and the four victims died at the scenes."This is the first violent crime in this neighborhood in recent memory," Porter said. "We are working to determine if there was any motive to this horrible tragedy or if mental illness played any role," the chief said.Read MoreWendy Chapman, a neighbor of one victim, told CNN affiliate WKEF the neighborhood is a quiet place."I would have never, even in this neighborhood, I would never expect...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American job market has defied raging inflation, rising interest rates, growing recession fears. Month after month, U.S. employers just kept adding hundreds of thousands of workers, often beating forecasters’ expectations. But now economists worry that signs of weakness are starting to turn up in hiring, threatening one of the United States’ last remaining redoubts of economic strength. Job openings are down, and the number of Americans signing up for unemployment benefits is up. “When we look across the labor market, we are seeing broad indications of cracks beginning to show,’’ said Sarah House, senior economist at Wells Fargo. “Overall conditions aren’t nearly as strong as what we were seeing three to six months ago.’’ The Labor Department reports on Friday how many jobs were created in July and whether the super-low U.S. unemployment rate has begun to tick higher. Forecasters, on average, expect the economy to have picked up another 250,000 jobs last month, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. That would be a solid number in normal times but would mark a...
    A Willson Contreras contract extension might be closer for the Chicago Cubs than many people realize. Chicago Cubs fans were left scratching their heads when they went to bed on the last day of the MLB trade deadline and Willson Contreras was still on the roster. Viewed as one of the most desirable trade candidates this year, if not the best, the issue with dealing him was pretty clear. There just weren’t that many suitors out there for Contreras because of the position he plays. The New York Mets were unwilling to pay the price. The same was likely true for the typically trade-savvy Tampa Bay Rays. With so few teams bidding, the Cubs were left keeping him. Was it a disaster? Not quite. A Contreras extension may be closer than most fans realize.Cubs have many paths toward a Willson Contreras contract extensionContreras will undoubtedly get a qualifying offer at the end of the year. If he rejects it, the Cubs receive draft pick compensation. They are probably feeling that whoever they can pick up with that pick is better...
    A SHOCKING map has revealed the 21 US states you are most likely to be mauled by a shark. Data from Tracking Sharks shows there have been at least 31 bites involving the predator in America this year alone. 4Data shows there have been at least 31 bites sharks bites in the US this yearCredit: Florida Museum 4Florida is so far leading the way with 18 shark attacksCredit: Florida Museum 4Florida again topped the list last year, with 28 confirmed attacksCredit: Florida Museum Florida is so far leading the way with 18 incidents, followed by New York with six, South Carolina with three and two in California. By comparison,  there were 47 shark attack bites for the whole of 2021; one proved fatal. Florida again topped the list last year, with 28 confirmed maulings. A map showing every confirmed unprovoked attack since 1837 shows swimmers are at risk in 21 states from Maine down to Texas, Mississippi, Oregon and Washington state. READ MORE SUN STORIESFATALLY BITTEN Shark attacks 2022: latest injuries, deaths and sightingsSAVAGE SEA Attacks...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says death toll from flooding in Kentucky stands at 25 and is likely to rise. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    VIDEO13:3413:34Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the state of the economyThe Exchange Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday the U.S. economy is in a state of transition, not recession, despite two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Recession, Yellen insisted, is a "broad-based weakening of our economy" that includes substantial layoffs, business closures, strains in household finances and a slowdown in private sector activity. "That is not what we are seeing right now," she said during an afternoon news conference at the Treasury. "When you look at the economy, job creation is continuing, household finances remain strong, consumers are spending and businesses are growing." Those comments, though, came on the same day that the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, fell 0.9% in the second quarter. Coming on the heels of a 1.6% contraction in the first quarter, the two straight declines meet a commonly used definition of recession. The National Bureau of Economic Research, however, is the official arbiter of recessions, and likely won't rule for months. Yellen started her...
    The former anchor expressed his desire to make a difference and thinks "we need outlets that aren't fringe and just trying to fill their pockets." CNN fired the discredited newscaster for journalism ethics violations and claims of sexual assault lodged by a temporary employee. The pressure to terminate Chris Cuomo's position had been mounting since Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced similar sexual harassment allegations that same year. The network accused Chris Cuomo of using his show to paint his brother in a more positive light, regardless of recent negative press. Cuomo maintains that he committed no wrongdoing. Instead, he filed a wrongful termination suit against CNN seeking $125 million in damages. He accused multiple co-workers of defamation in the case, including reporters Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, and Brian Stelter. If the new prime-time show boosts network ratings, the risk of hiring Cuomo despite his tarnished reputation might pay off for NewsNation. Cuomo's show is set to premiere in the fall.
    Mayte Torres | Moment | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic helped shed light on the need for increased access to paid leave for U.S. workers. Yet more than two years into the pandemic, there are still gaps in access to those benefits. That leaves many workers vulnerable to financial hardships, a new report from the Urban Institute finds. The report is based on data from the Washington, D.C.-based think tank's latest Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey, which measured the responses of 8,142 workers ages 18 to 64 in December. More from Personal Finance:Nearly half of all Americans fall deeper in debt as inflation boosts costs1 in 5 Americans dodging credit card statements as interest rates spikeGen Z is stashing away 14% of income for retirement, study shows Access to paid leave is highest among workers with high incomes, with 81%; those who have college degrees, 79%; and full-time workers, 79%, according to the results. Those who were most likely to lack access to these paid time off benefits include part-time or hourly workers, people with lower family incomes, and workers...
    Seen her? Police have issued an alert for an out-of-state woman who went missing months ago and is likely in South Jersey. Michele Mahmoodi-Myers, 55, was reported missing out of Massachusetts in May 2022, Ewing Police said in a release on Wednesday, July 27. Mahmoodi-Myers was reported missing to local police after her family learned that she was likely to be in the Ewing area, authorities said. Mahmoodi-Myers drives a 2010 white Toyota Corolla, which has been seen in Ewing, according to police. Meanwhile, residents around Thirteenth Street have reportedly seen Mahmoodi-Myers within the past week. Mahmoodi-Myers was last known to be wearing a light green dress. Anyone with information about Mahmoodi-Myers’s whereabouts is urged to call 911 or the Ewing Police Department at 609-882-1313.
    (CNN)The number of new Covid-19 cases is rising once again and while the virus isn't killing nearly as many people as it used to -- thanks to vaccinations -- it is still causing havoc around the world. With labor shortages already paralyzing airports and wrecking the hospitality sector, a wave of worker absences due to sickness is the last thing the economy needs. The latest wave of infections is driven by the most infectious and transmissible variant identified so far -- BA.5. Based on the sequencing data reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), about half of all coronavirus cases globally are now caused by this variant. In the US, BA.5 accounts for about 80% of new cases, according to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The variant is keeping experts on their toes because of its ability to evade immunity and cause reinfection. Read More"It is important that we continue to talk about Covid," WHO's technical lead on Covid-19 Maria Van Kerkhove said in a briefing on Tuesday, stressing the need to...
    Mike Pence's former chief-of-staff Marc Short shrugged off Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz's criticism of his old boss on Monday night, after the Florida congressman mocked Pence at a young Republican conference over the weekend. Gaetz told a crowd of millennial and Gen Z conservatives on Saturday night that Pence 'will never be president' and said he was a 'nice guy, not a leader' in response to speculation over the former vice president considering a White House bid. The firebrand Republican also ridiculed pro-choice women by stating they are too unattractive and overweight to get pregnant. 'I don't know if Mike Pence will run for president in 2024, but I don't think Matt Gaetz will have an impact on that,' Short said on CNN. He took a swipe at Gaetz over his ongoing federal sex trafficking probe involving a 17-year-old girl. The congressman was accused of paying for the teenager to travel across state lines in order to have sex with her. 'I'd be surprised if he was still voting, it's more likely he'll be in prison for child sex trafficking...
    Democrats are three times more likely to say the United States Constitution is "not a relevant document" than their Republican counterparts. A new poll from Echelon Insights, conducted between July 15 and 18, found that 23% of Democratic-leaning respondents felt the document was no longer relevant, as opposed to only 6% of those who reported leaning Republican. STEVE BANNON FOUND GUILTY OF CONTEMPT CHARGES Do you think the United States Constitution is or is not a relevant document today? Voters under 50 are more than twice as likely as voters over 50 to say that it is not. pic.twitter.com/por2vIuueW— Echelon Insights (@EchelonInsights) July 22, 2022 Overall, 77% said that the Constitution remains relevant today. Nine percent reported they are "unsure," and 14% said the document is now irrelevant. Eighty-six percent of voters said that the Constitution is "very" or "somewhat" important to their political beliefs. Only 3% reported that it is not important at all. Six percent said it is "not so important." Further, 74% believe, "The Constitution as written is a good...
    "FRISKY Friday" has been dubbed the day your significant other is most likely to cheat. July 22 - otherwise known as "Frisky Friday" - is seemingly the most popular day of the year for partners to be unfaithful, according to the UK's "leading married-dating website" IllicitEncounters. 1The reasoning behind this popular cheating date is due to schools closing for the summer, according to IllicitEncountersCredit: Getty IllicitEncounters has predicted that Friday, July 22, 2022 will see a 77 percent rise in affairs, according to the Doncaster FreePress The reasoning behind this popular cheating date is due to schools closing for the summer. A poll set up by the dating website learned that 87 percent of cheaters continue to contact their affair partner throughout the summer months. Additionally, the website learned that 24 percent of affairs are discovered when suspicious partners look through their lover's phone. Read More on Dating TipsIT'S A DATE I'm a dating expert and these are my tips for a first dateWHAT HE OWES I found out the guy I was dating was engaged - I made him...
    (CNN)Scorching heat compounded by suffocating humidity is expected to persist through the end of the month in many parts of the US, where millions will likely endure temperatures in the triple-digits.More than 55 million Americans from the West to New England were under either heat warnings or advisories as of early Friday."Record-breaking heat is expected over the Northeast US this weekend, while above-average (temperatures) persist in the South Central US," the Weather Prediction Center wrote Thursday. Dangerously high temperatures will last through the weekend with millions of Americans set to experience triple-digit heatThe highest temperature recorded Thursday was in Death Valley, California, which hit 122 degrees Fahrenheit, according to preliminary data gathered by the prediction center. The double-whammy of high temperatures and repressive humidity will push the heat index -- what the air feels like -- to at least 105 degrees Fahrenheit in many areas, making conditions especially dangerous, the prediction center warned.Read MoreThe city of Dallas recorded its first heat-related death of the year, a 66-year-old woman who had underlying health conditions, the County Health and Human Services said...
    TIGER WOODS' caddie has revealed his plans for the year ahead and when he's likely to return to action. The golf legend ruled out retiring from the sport after his appearance at The Open in Scotland last week. 1Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava at The Open last weekCredit: Getty Woods missed the cut and had a tear in his eye as he walked down St Andrews' 18th hole for possibly the final time. But the 46-year-old insisted he isn't thinking about retirement even if he has no immediate plans to play. He told reporters: "Maybe something next year. I don’t know. But nothing in the near future. "This is it. I was just hoping to play this one event this year.” READ MORE SPORT STORIESALL ACCESS Paige Spiranac stuns at Maxim party after being named 'Sexiest Woman Alive'LIV ON AIR Charles Barkley playing LIV Golf pro-am with icon in talks over broadcast role But his long-term caddie Joe LaCava shed more light on Woods' likely schedule. He appeared on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday morning. He wants Woods...
    CHELSEA are up against Charlotte in their next pre-season game out in the US as Thomas Tuchel continues preparation for the start of the Premier League. The Blues overcame Club America 2-1 in Las Vegas last weekend and will be hoping for another win here. 1Chelsea beat Club America 2-1 in their first pre-season clash in the USCredit: Getty PLAY DREAM TEAM NOW FOR FREE WITH £100k IN PRIZE MONEY TO BE WON! Both the signings of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly have been announced, with both men meeting up with their new team-mates in America. Sterling is set to play some part in the clash with Charlotte, but Koulibaly will likely be rested. Chelsea are also looking likely to seal a deal for Sevilla's defensive stalwart Jules Kounde. SportCrown Jules Chelsea finally agree £55m Kounde deal in THIRD blockbuster transfer this weekBLUE STEAL Chelsea 'inform Barca they want De Jong' as they prepare to hijack Man Utd deal What time does Chelsea vs Charlotte kick-off? Chelsea's clash with Charlotte will get going from...
    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi wins confidence vote but boycott by key allies is likely to doom his unity government. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    New York City is set to delay rolling out second doses of the monkeypox vaccine because it has too few doses, health officials say amid warnings the U.S. outbreak is already out of control. The city's Department of Health warned Friday it would likely be unable to meet this deadline because it has received too few doses from the federal government. Guidance states patients should receive their second dose of the jab four weeks after the first to ensure best protection. New York — which is at the epicenter of the outbreak — has switched track to prioritize getting first doses to as many patients as possible. It is also releasing the 1,000 doses it initially held back for second shots. Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sought to calm fears over a vaccine shortage telling STAT News that New York City was among those set to receive yet more deliveries. Dr Peter Marks, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said it was 'not recommended' to delay...
    An operation that dates from the days of the pharaohs could save thousands who suffer brain injuries every year. It involves making a hole in the skull to ease swelling and pressure on the brain – in a similar procedure to one used by ancient Egyptians as a religious ritual. A new study has found that patients who have the surgery, called a decompressive craniectomy, are a fifth more likely to survive than those given standard medication. Professor Peter Hutchinson, a consultant neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, who led on the study, said: 'Without any doubt, the operation can save lives.' An operation that dates from the days of the pharaohs could save thousands who suffer brain injuries every year. It involves making a hole in the skull to ease swelling and pressure on the brain – in a similar procedure to one used by ancient Egyptians as a religious ritual RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Drinking just HALF of NHS safe weekly booze limit 'could... Women who have gone through menopause have......
    Getty The New York Jets would be wise to cover their bases on offensive tackle Mekhi Becton. The New York Jets are almost set to enter training camp and there’s one big question on everyone’s mind — literally. Offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, nicknamed “the Big Ticket,” has yet to play in a game or practice since his season-ending Week 1 injury in 2021. There were also rumors from reporters that the former first-round pick showed up to minicamp a shade under 400 pounds. [email protected]_J_Hughes says OT Mekhi Becton was ‘pushing 400 pounds’ when he showed up for #Jets mandatory minicamp + ‘the frustration from the coaching staff that @DanGrazianoESPN talked about is real, fans just haven’t wanted to believe it’: ???? Can’t Wait Pod #TakeFlight #JetsCamp pic.twitter.com/aDf9r8rtMc — Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) July 8, 2022 Many believe Becton’s weight has contributed to durability issues throughout his career and nobody knows for sure what type of campaign he’ll have in year three. It could be All-Pro caliber, average, or completely disastrous and the Jets must leave camp with...
    In an interview with The Daily Beast's Molly Jong-Fast, Donald Trump's niece explained that the daily drumbeat of revelations from the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection is likely taking a devastating toll on his already "deteriorating" mental state. Psychologist Mary Trump explained that her uncle, due to his narcissistic personality disorder, is unable to deal with the constant criticism in a forum where he can't fire back and that he is likely making the people surrounding him miserable as the hearings continue. Mary Trump pointed out that it is highly likely that he is obsessed with the hearings and told host Jong-Fast that his mental issues are “serious and they’re deteriorating. Any serious illness that's not treated gets worse over time." She added, "He is addicted to being at the center of attention. I’m sure he’s as riveted by these hearings as we are, but incompletely different ways. And for him to feel that the focus is shifting away from him or that he’s losing power will make things even worse because he won’t confront that and...
    (CNN)When Donald Trump tells you he is running for president again, you should believe him the first time. Witness an interview he did with New York magazine's Olivia Nuzzi recently. "Well, in my own mind, I've already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore," Trump said about a 2024 White House bid. "In my own mind, I've already made that decision."Read More And, what might that decision be? Don't worry, Trump will tell you. From Nuzzi's story: "'I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after,' he said. 'You understand what that means?' His tone was conspiratorial. Was he referring to the midterm elections? He repeated after me: 'Midterms.' Suddenly, he relaxed, as though my speaking the word had somehow set it free for discussion. 'Do I go before or after? That will be my big decision,' he said." Right. So I guess the guesswork is pretty much over then. Just in case you still aren't convinced -- I know there are some of you out there -- then it's worth considering...
    Getty Images Inflation has continued to rise, but some retirees won't feel the brunt of many soaring costs, experts say. Annual inflation jumped by 9.1% in June, growing at the fastest pace since late 1981, the U.S. Department of Labor reported on Wednesday. Higher prices have many worried, even those earning six figures. Some 65% of Americans making $100,000 or more are "very concerned" about inflation, according to a CNBC poll. More from Personal Finance:These 10 U.S. real estate markets are cooling the fastestSocial Security cost-of-living adjustment could be 10.5% in 2023Focus on your 'personal economy,' not a recession, says Jean Chatzky But spending changes throughout people's golden years may reduce the impact of some rising costs, according to J.P. Morgan's 2022 Guide to Retirement. "It's getting below the headline," said Katherine Roy, chief retirement strategist at J.P. Morgan, explaining how the basket of goods retirees purchase may shift over time.Older Americans spend less on key expensesWhile J.P. Morgan suggests using a separate line item for the rising cost of health care, with a 6% growth rate, other spending...
    John Bolton, in 2006, when he was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.Kathy Willens/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.During CNN’s coverage of the January 6 hearings last night, John Bolton—the former national security adviser to Donald Trump and forever war hawk—casually revealed that he has helped the United States stage a coup. Why did he admit it? For the same reason, it seems, Bolton and fellow neo-cons do many things: to insist they are smarter than you. The moment came during a sloppy attempt to bigfoot host Jake Tapper, who had argued that one doesn’t necessarily have to be supremely intelligent in order to plan a coup. That prompted swift resistance from Bolton: As somebody who has helped plan coups d’etat—not here but you know [in] other places—it takes a lot of work. And that’s not what he [Trump] did. There’s been much debate over whether to call Trump’s actions related to the January 6 attack on the US Capitol a coup. (You can read some...
    John Dean, the former White House counsel to Richard Nixon who provided key testimony in the Watergate investigation, predicts former President Donald Trump and others could be facing a criminal case once the January 6 congressional hearings have wrapped up. Dean joined CNN on Tuesday and called the latest witnesses for the congressional subcommittee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot “powerful,” referring to former Oath Keepers spokesman Jason Van Tatenhove and Stephen Ayres, who was among those to illegally enter the Capitol that day. I thought they were powerful witnesses because they were speaking from the heart. This is what they felt. This is how they had performed. They know they had made a mistake. They’ve rethought their position now and they realize the power of this man. They were really classic authoritarian followers. Dean added Trump knows how to “push the buttons” of his supporters. The former White House counsel also said the Department of Justice could very well take the evidence presented thus far and have an easy time making one based on testimonies linking Trump to the Capitol riot. Ayres, for instance, testified he immediately...
    PEOPLE often throw around the labels "sociopath" and "psychopath" interchangeably, despite some critical differences between the two. While both lack a sense of right or wrong, there are some critical differences between the two. 2While sociopaths have a conscience and just often ignore it, psychopaths don't have one at all What is the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath? There are several differences between the two, but first, let's start with what traits the two have in common. Both lack empathy, which, according to Greater Good Magazine, means "the ability to sense other people's emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling." While sociopaths have a conscience (that little voice telling you that what you're doing is wrong), they just often ignore it. Psychopaths, on the other hand, lack any sense of conscience, and feel no wrongdoing for their actions, regardless of what harm they may cause. READ MORE ON THE US SUNWORKED UP I’m a psychologist – here are 5 tell-tale signs your boss is a...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement at Downing Street in London, Britain, July 7, 2022. Henry Nicholls | Reuters LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's eventual successor is likely to bring forth greater fiscal support and a less fractious relations with the European Union, according to economists. Johnson formally resigned as leader of the Conservative Party on Thursday, but said he would stay in Downing Street until a successor is chosen — despite many calling for him to step aside immediately and allow a less controversial "caretaker" to take over in the interim. Exactly when a new leader will be appointed is unclear, but reports suggest the aim is to have one confirmed before the Conservative Party conference in October. The prime minister's ousting coincides with a particularly perilous period for the U.K. economy. Inflation hit a new 40-year high of 9.1% in May as soaring food and energy costs deepened the country's cost of living crisis. Meanwhile the economy unexpectedly shrank in April to mark the first consecutive GDP contractions since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) spun a web of accusations and conspiracy theories on Monday after a deadly mass shooting during a Fourth of July parade in the city of Highland Park, a suburb 25 miles north of Chicago. Greene posted on Twitter an image of the alleged shooter, that was clearly altered, and went off on a long rant tying the use of “drugs or psychiatric drugs” for the shooting. Greene eventually acknowledged the image she posted was “photoshopped,” but did not steer away from speculation as to what fueled the shooter, despite authorities continuing to investigate. In one tweet, Greene wrote, “Is he in jail or rehab or a psychiatric center in this photo?” The public should not allow this to continue. People are not stupid. Is he in jail or rehab or a psychiatric center in this photo? That’s not his bedroom. 22 yrs old and 5’11 and 120 lbs is not normal or healthy. What drugs or psychiatric drugs or both does he use? pic.twitter.com/9bNgjGr3B6 — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene???????? (@RepMTG) July 5, 2022 ...
    Is Walmart open on July 4?  Walmart is one of the most popular multi-needs stores in the United States. The iconic yellow and blue brand has been a staple throughout the country for exactly 60 years to the day (as of July 2, 2022). Whether you are searching for food, electronics, clothes, or other accessories, chances are they have what you’re looking for, especially if you are out of town with friends and/or family for Independence Day. Luckily, the location closest to you should be open for regular hours on July 4.Walmart hours: Is Walmart open or closed on Fourth of July 2022?Most Walmart locations are currently open from 6 AM to 11 AM and for July 4, that will likely be the same for your local location. However, there is a chance that local stores could decide to close early. You can check to see if your local store has reduced hours on July 4 and where the closest location to you is right here. So if you need some last minute additions to the cookout or anything else...
    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reacts as he testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress", on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 22, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters A Federal Reserve tracker of economic growth is pointing to an increased chance that the U.S. economy has entered a recession. Most Wall Street economists have been pointing to an increased chance of negative growth ahead, but figure it won't come until at least 2023. However, the Atlanta Fed's GDPNow measure, which tracks economic data in real time and adjusts continuously, sees second-quarter output contracting by 1%. Coupled with the first-quarter's decline of 1.6%, that would fit the technical definition of recession. "GDPNow has a strong track record, and the closer we get to July 28th's release [of the initial Q2 GDP estimate] the more accurate it becomes," wrote Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research. The tracker took a fairly precipitous fall from its last estimate of 0.3% growth on June 27. Data this week showing further weakness in...
    Republicans have made trans rights an absolute battle cry in an effort to fire up their voter base and stoke hatred against an already vulnerable population. Republicans have gotten so loud about trans issues, in fact, it can seem that the general population has big opinions. But do they actually? That’s where the latest data from the Pew Research Center comes in handy.  This data includes responses from more than 10,000 adults in the United States conducted from May 16 to May 22, 2022. Unfortunately, not all of the findings are encouraging when it comes to trans rights and equality, but that in itself is not surprising. We already knew we had work to do, so while this data isn't all exciting, it is still valuable. Specifically, we can check out how Americans are feeling about protection from discrimination in housing, employment, and health care, as well as trans folks playing sports.  RELATED STORY: Alabama is already trying to use the loss of Roe to justify a ban on gender-affirming health care More than one-third of polled respondents feel that the nation...
    "On the one hand, it could cause a recession. But on the other hand, if it can't get inflation down, the economic situation could be even worse further down the road," Newbery says. Zachary Halaschak of the Washington Examiner likewise notes that slower spending brought on by higher interest rates "could cause economic growth to stagnate." But Powell believes the moves are worth the risk: "Is there a risk that we would go too far [with rate hikes]? Certainly there’s a risk. But I wouldn’t agree that that is the biggest risk to the economy. The bigger mistake to make would be to fail to restore price stability." Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen seems to agree. Last Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Yellen said, "Chair Powell has said that his goal is to bring inflation down while maintaining a strong labor market. That's going to take skill and luck, but I believe it's possible. "I don't think a recession is inevitable," she noted. In the event that Yellen, Powell, and others are wrong, there are steps people can take now to...
    A photo illustration showing the North Korean flag and a computer hacker.Budrul Chukrut | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images North Korean state-sponsored hackers were likely the perpetrators of a hack that led to the theft of around $100 million in cryptocurrency, according to analysis from blockchain researchers. The hackers targeted Horizon, a so-called blockchain bridge developed by U.S. crypto start-up Horizon. The tool is used by crypto traders to swap tokens between different networks. There are "strong indications" that Lazarus Group, a hacking collective with strong ties to Pyongyang, orchestrated the attack, blockchain analytics firm Elliptic said in a blog post Wednesday. Most of the funds were immediately converted to the cryptocurrency ether, Elliptic said. The firm added that hackers have started laundering the stolen assets through Tornado Cash, a so-called "mixing" service that seeks to obscure the trail of funds. So far, around $39 million worth of ether has been sent to Tornado Cash. Elliptic says it used "demixing" tools to trace the stolen crypto sent through Tornado Cash to several new ether wallets. Chainalysis, another blockchain...
    With Jack Flaherty out for awhile longer, the St. Louis Cardinals will look within the organization for a short-term replacement. Sunday was one of the worst days of the Cards season thus far, bar none. St. Louis not only blew a 5-0 lead to the rival Cubs on the same day the Brewers won, thus extended their NL Central lead, but Jack Flaherty is hurt yet again. Flaherty has what can only be described as ‘dead arm’, which is never a good sign. He will be forced to miss some time. “He came in after that second inning and said that nothing was hurting, but he had a dead arm,” Marmol said. “Nothing was coming out the way he wanted it to. A little stiff, but nothing in the same spot that we’ve been working on this whole time. We weren’t going to risk it and we took him out. … More dead [in the arm] more than anything and a little stiff, but nothing reoccurring from what he was experiencing before.”Jack Flaherty injury updateFlaherty’s been dealing with shoulder...
    Pro-abortion 'terror group' Jane's Revenge – which has vowed a 'Night of Rage' over the repeal of Roe v. Wade – is most likely a loose-knit assembly of 'anarchist' cells, according to a security expert. The shadowy group relies on inciting people to vandalize and torch pro-life clinics and facilities through calls to arms on its website, says Kyle Shideler, director and senior analyst for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism at the Center for Security Policy, a Washington, DC-based think tank. Jane's Revenge has already firebombed crisis pregnancy centers in the wake of the  the Supreme Court draft opinion leak last month that revealed the court planned to overturn a woman's constitutional right to have an abortion. The organization used violent rhetoric in its calls for a 'Night of Rage' in a May 30 'communique', vowing to mobilize when the right was overturned, as it was formally announced Friday. Pro-abortion 'terror group' Jane's Revenge warned 'anti-choice' organizations that the 'leash is off' and that it will make it 'as hard as possible for your campaign of oppressions to continue' in a June 15...
    WE ALL like the idea of adventure - but sometimes responsibilities just get in the way of being spontaneous. But it turns out there's a particular age Brits forget their responsibilities and go wild, can you guess what it is? 3Lots of Brits want to be more adventurous and try activities like skydivingCredit: Getty Over half (54%) of British adults reckon they are adventurous, with people in the age group 18 - 24 most likely to think of themselves that way. And it turns out that 22 is the prime age for acting fearlessly and stepping outside their comfort zone when it comes to travel, hobbies and fitness. The risks people feel they have taken in life include everything from booking a last-minute holiday (23%) to quitting their job without having another lined up (24%). Others have experienced adventure via abseiling, travelling abroad solo and going skinny dipping. READ MORE REAL LIFE STORIESWATER FAIL I snapped up a paddling pool for my tot… when it arrived I spotted my mistakeOH BABY! I gave birth to my rag doll husband's baby...
    He’s the last of the players who were heavily linked in the offseason rumor mill to stick around with the A’s. But as Frankie Montas prepares to make another start in Oakland on Thursday, the looming trade deadline has many wondering just how many more starts he will make in green and gold. “He’s going to end up being one of the most coveted players on the market,” MLB insider Robert Murray said on KNBR on Tuesday. “The A’s held on to him in the offseason for this exact scenario, where there’d be a bunch of contending teams. You have a third wild card team in there now, so there’s going to be a longer list of teams that are in [contention] and it’s going to create a bidding war. “The industry expectation is that the A’s are going to end up getting an absolute haul for a guy like Montas.” Montas, 29, has been both durable and reliable this season. He has not missed a start in his turn in the rotation — even after he took a line...
    The European Central Bank has predicted that the eurozone will not fall into an era of stagflation, following previous predictions that the inflationary crisis would be “temporary”. In a report issued on Tuesday, the Frankfurt-based central bank said that it does not believe the region will suffer under 1970s-style stagflation, in which high inflation is paired with slow economic growth and high unemployment. The ECB defined stagflation as inflation the confluence of “price stability objective of two per cent” and zero or negative growth being experienced for at least a two-year period, saying that the current economic situation would need to extend until the end of 2023. The central bankers predicted that by the end of next year inflation would return to below the two per cent threshold and that the eurozone would avoid a full recession, however, they noted that the reliability of forecasts for both growth and inflation have been dramatically reduced in recent months. The researchers said that there were significant differences in the economies of today when compared to the 1970s when the Oil embargo imposed...
    Runaway inflation has raised fears that the economy is headed towards a return of stagflation but a host of Wall Street banks such as Goldman Sachs and HSBC believe there remains opportunities for investors to safely navigate this tricky backdrop.UCG | Getty Images The next big risk to the U.S. economy may be summed up in one word. And no, it's not necessarily recession, though economists are evenly split on the risks one are coming. Instead, 80% of economists in the same survey named stagflation as the greater long-term risk to the economy, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. The next biggest risk they identified was deflation, with 13% of respondents. More from Personal Finance:Stimulus checks rewired how some Americans see money43% of homeowners delayed home improvements due to inflationHere's what the Fed's interest rate hike means for you Moreover, a recent Bank of America global fund manager survey found fears of stagflation are the highest they have been since June 2008. Stagflation is "by far and away the most popular description of what the economic backdrop...
    Thomas Barwick | Digitalvision | Getty Images The slumping stock market, and the punishment being doled out to tech companies in particular, is poised to reshape pay packages despite the demand for tech talent remaining strong. Each day brings a fresh wave of slumping stocks, hiring freezes and slowdowns, or outright layoffs from companies that a year ago couldn't hire people fast enough. Earlier this week, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek sent an email to employees explaining that the company is slowing hiring by 25%. Crypto exchange Coinbase announced it was cutting 18% of its workforce. And within the past month, Stitch Fix eliminated 330 positions, representing 15% of its staff, and buy-now-pay-later firm Klarna laid off 10% of its global workforce. These companies, and many others in tech, grew headcount rapidly during the pandemic, but are now halting or cutting back the size of their workforce as surging inflation and economic uncertainty threaten growth. And even though overall demand for tech talent remains strong — during the first quarter, U.S. employers posted 1.1 million tech jobs, an increase of 43%...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Four months of brutal fighting in Ukraine appear to be straining the morale of troops on both sides, prompting desertions and rebellion against officers’ orders, British defense officials said Sunday. NATO’s chief warned the war could drag on for “years.” “Combat units from both sides are committed to intense combat in the Donbas and are likely experiencing variable morale,” Britain’s defense ministry said in its daily assessment of the war, which has been raging for almost four months. “Ukrainian forces have likely suffered desertions in recent weeks,” the assessment said, but added that “Russian morale highly likely remains especially troubled.” It said “cases of whole Russian units refusing orders and armed stand-offs between officers and their troops continue to occur.” The British note said that many Russian soldiers of all ranks “likely remain confused about the war’s objectives.” In an interview published on Sunday in the German weekly Bild am Sonntag, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that “nobody knows” how long the war could last. “We need to be prepared for it to last for...