A lithium battery is believed to have sparked a fiery blaze that engulfed a luxury Tesla on a country NSW road. NSW Rural Fire Service attended the blaze on the side of the Hume Highway near Penrose in the Southern Highlands two hours south-west of Sydney. The Tesla Model 3, which costs upwards of $60,000, is understood to have caught fire when a piece of debris that fell from a truck damaged the battery shell.
President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has been indicted by special counsel David Weiss in connection with a gun he purchased in 2018.
The charges include making false statements on a federal firearms form and possession of a firearm as a prohibited person.
It’s an extraordinary turn of events after his original plea deal collapsed and potentially sets up a dramatic trial in the middle of his father’s 2024 reelection bid.
The White House thought the Hunter Biden legal drama would end this summer, but a plea deal reached with Weiss to resolve the matter without charges collapsed over the summer amid scrutiny from a federal judge. House Republicans have also announced an impeachment inquiry into the president in relation to Hunter Biden’s business ventures.
The Peel District School Board defended a practice that removed a large number of books from its school libraries if they contained "racist content," "stereotypes," or didn't "affirm students' identities." Books such as "Harry Potter" and "The Hunger Games" were reportedly removed.
Surveillance video has been released to the public showing Transportation Security Administration agents in Florida allegedly stealing valuables from passengers during security screenings at Miami International Airport.
A male pushed a woman to the ground in Brooklyn, climbed on top of her, began choking her with one hand, and tried to expose his genitals with his other hand — but a pair of Good Samaritans intervened, forcing the attacker to run away.
A recent survey of registered voters from Generation Z and the Millennial generation showed that the majority of women from these age groups consider listening to Joe Rogan, being a conservative, or even refusing to see the "Barbie" movie as a strong deterrent from dating a man.
A leading Republican senator says that Rep. Adam Schiff should be imprisoned for a very long time since former President Donald Trump was convicted on allegations of election interference in Georgia.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is using, in part, some of Trump’s tweets as ‘evidence’ that he is guilty of racketeering.
“I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia,” read one of the tweets, posted on Jan. 3, 2021. “He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the ‘ballots under table’ scam, ballot destruction, out-of-state ‘voters’, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!”
In another, Trump asked his followers and supporters to watch televised hearings.
“Some of the tweets were less aggressive. The indictment pointed to a Dec. 3, 2020, tweet in which Trump wrote ‘Georgia hearings now on @OANN. Amazing!’ which was described as ‘an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy,’” the Post reported.
South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham hinted on Twitter that if watching ‘conspiratorial’ television is now a crime, then Schiff could be in big trouble.
In May, Kevin McCarthy determined that the debt ceiling was a bigger problem than the debt. He therefore gave Joe Biden a blank check to issue unlimited debt for the remainder of his presidency, and the president’s secretary of the treasury has utilized the free credit line with alacrity.
Nearly every cleaning product in your home may release hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals when used, a study suggests.
Researchers at the Environmental Working Group tested 30 common household products such as glass cleaners, stain removers and air fresheners.
They said that all but one released measurable levels of volatile compounds, or VOCs — tiny toxins linked to cancers, asthma and fertility problems when inhaled.
Ten products released levels of the chemicals that were so high they breached European safety standards, and the VOCs lingered in the air for up to four hours.
Even some 'green' products — that claimed to be safer and more environmentally friendly — released hazardous levels of VOCs, they said.
The researchers added that the study was a 'wake-up call' for consumers, saying that people needed to be 'more aware' of the risks from cleaning products.
Pictured above are the 29 out of 30 products that released VOCs into the air. They are ranked by the total amount of VOCs released into the air within four hours of use, from most to least released, according to the study. Only one product that was tested — Dr Bronner's pure-castile soap, baby unscented — did not release any VOCs when it was used. Ten products released levels of VOCs that were so high that they breached European safety standards
Despite the claims by some that worries about inflation are overwrought, the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed Wednesday that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.6% in August, rising 3.7% over the last 12 months to an index level of 307.02. That followed a rise of 3.2% in July in consumer price growth, making that two successive months of price ascension, stoking fears that inflation may be more difficult to reduce than optimistic economists had estimated.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has pitched an economic-integration plan for Taiwan, while at the same time deploying a historically large fleet of warships and aircraft surrounding the self-governing island.
Released on Tuesday by the CCP’s Central Committee and Beijing’s State Council, the proposal was touted as a “blueprint” for Taiwan’s future development. Under the plan, the coastal province of Fujian would become a “demonstration zone” for the integrated development of Taiwan.
The proposal calls for allowing Taiwanese residents to live, work, and study on the mainland, initially in Fujian. Taiwanese businesses would also be allowed to hang a shingle in the neighboring province and would be encouraged to list their shares on Chinese stock exchanges.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) slammed President Joe Biden this week for unfreezing $6 billion in assets for the Islamic Republic of Iran in exchange for getting five American hostages released from the country.
As Republican-led House committees launched an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden this week, Democrats and their corporate media allies have been scrambling to claim the move is just a political attack.
Some claim the investigations are revenge for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
However, House Oversight and Judiciary Committees have gathered mountains of evidence over recent months, including bank statements and multiple witness testimonies.
The evidence strongly indicates that Biden has been running a lucrative foreign influence peddling business since serving as Obama’s vice president.
Bank records show millions of dollars flowing into the Bidens’ accounts from foreign nationals.
In a post on Twitter/X, former Fox News producer Kyle Becker laid out a full list of all the evidence against Biden that has been obtained by House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY), who are now leading the inquiry.
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) held little back during a Freedom Caucus press conference on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi contradicted the Biden administration’s claims this week about how the Islamic Republic of Iran can spend the $6 billion in assets that the administration unfroze in exchange for five Americans held captive in Iran.
The subpoena, which was issued by the Senate’s permanent subcommittee on investigations, is targeting the Public Investment Fund’s wholly-owned US subsidiaries in connection to the group’s proposed golf deal and “related investments throughout the United States”.
The subpoena was announced on Wednesday at a committee hearing led by its chairman, the Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. On its face, the hearing was meant to focus on Saudi’s controversial proposed golf merger.
But the hearing – and lengthy remarks by both Democrats and Republicans – delved instead into Saudi’s record human rights abuses, the kingdom’s alleged role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and fundamental objections to attempts by the oil rich nation to takeover assets of national interest.
For a start, it was pointed out that if the UNAM had carried out such analysis it would be published in a journal and peer-reviewed, which it hasn't been.
'If this was real, we'd see proper scientific data and evidence being presented by experts, published in papers that would be appearing in peer-reviewed journals like Nature or Science,' astronomer Michael Garrett, a professor at the University of Manchester, told MailOnline.
'Other scientists would be scrutinizing the data and forming their own independent analysis — that's how science works.'
In a statement published two days before Maussan appeared in front of Congress, the UNAM did not directly confirm or deny his bombshell claims.
But it added: 'Just as detectives carefully analyze the crime scene looking for evidence, scientists meticulously analyze the data obtained in observatories.
'The most interested in the search for extraterrestrial life are scientists and we will continue to look for it with the rigor that science demands. Quoting Carl Sagan: "Extraordinary statements require extraordinary evidence".'
President Joe Biden made his first comments on his impeachment, telling a group of Democratic donors that Republicans 'want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government.'
Biden, speaking at a fundraising reception in McLean, Virginia, specifically mentioned conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and her interest in impeaching him since the day Republicans took control of the House of Representatives.
'Well, I tell you what, I don’t know quite why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me. And now, the best I can tell, they want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government,' he said.
'So look, look, I got a job to do. Everybody always asked about impeachment. I get up every day, not a joke, not focused on impeachment. I’ve got a job to do. I've got to deal with the issues that affect the American people every single solitary day,' he noted.
It was his first time acknowledging he faces the possibility of being convicted and removed from office. His most extensive comments to date came behind-closed doors. No TV cameras or photographers were allowed inside the fundraiser, only a small group of print reporters.