Republicans nationwide are tearing into President Joe Biden on Thursday after he announced he'd use an emergency order to force businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines or weekly COVID testing. 'Forcing this and coercing people, I don't think is the right decision. I'd imagine that you're gonna see a lot of activity in the courts if they try to do that through an executive action,' Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (main) said during a press conference Thursday. The Republican National Committee says that it intends to sue to block the order from taking effect, and governors are vowing to file lawsuits and block the order with state laws. Several House members plan to introduce bills to outlaw Biden's order. Among the opponents to Biden's new order are (right, left to right): (top row) RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, (middle row) Senator Ben Sasse, Senator Rand Paul, Rep. Andy Biggs, (bottom row) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, South Carolina Governor Brian Kemp, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
'If I were a Democrat they'd be calling it a hate crime': Larry Elder slams the left for failing to call 'angry, ugly' attack by a woman in a gorilla mask racist because he's a Republican
California governor hopeful Larry Elder has slammed Democrats for not calling attack on him a hate crime after a white woman in a gorilla mask was filmed throwing an egg at him on a campaign stop Wednesday. On Thurday night, the GOP candidate told Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight host Jesse Watters that he encountered the 'very angry and ugly scene' while he was touring a homeless encampment in Venice Beach. 'If I were a Democrat, obviously, this would be called systemic racism, they'd be calling it a hate crime. I don't like to play that game,' he said. Earlier on Thursday, LA County Sherrif Alex Villanueva slammed the attack as a hate crime.
'Your refusal has cost us all': Biden declares war on the 80M unvaccinated Americans in speech ordering mandates on two-thirds of ALL workers and insists: 'This is not about freedom'
President Joe Biden on Thursday slammed the 80 million Americans who have yet to get a COVD vaccine shot, asking them 'what more is there to wait for.' 'This is not about freedom or personal choice. It's about protecting yourself and those around you, the people you work with, the people you care about, the people you love. My job as president is to protect all Americans,' he said in remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House. 'We've been patient but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us. So please do the right thing,' he said.
Biden breaks his promise not to mandate vaccines: President announces sweeping federal requirements for as many as 100M Americans after repeated claims Covid shots wouldn't be made compulsory
President Joe Biden has been accused of flip-flopping after retreating from his earlier vows that the federal government would not mandate COVID-19 vaccines for the general public. Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new vaccine mandates for as many as 100 million Americans, sharply denouncing those who have not yet received the shots. It was a marked change in position for the White House, perhaps reflecting the administration's desperation as the Delta variant fuels a huge surge in infections across the country.
Biden ORDERS private companies with over 100 employees to mandate vaccines and strict testing regimes or face $14,000 fines for violations in bid to get shots in 100 million workers
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced an aggressive new plan to get 100 million employees across the federal government and private sector vaccinated against COVID as the case rate continues to rise due to the Delta variant. To reach his goal, Biden will use the sweeping power of the federal government, ordering companies to vaccinate workers or face fines of up to thousands of dollars. If the administration hits its 100 million mark that means two-thirds of the country's workforce would be vaccinated. The Labor Department issued an emergency, temporary order to require all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure every worker is either fully vaccinated or gets tested at least once a week. The order covers over 80 million employees and it will require employers with 100 or more employees to give employees paid time off to get vaccinated. Any business that violates the new rule will face substantial fines, up to $14,000. He also required all workers in healthcare settings that receive Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement to get vaccinated, which will apply to 17 million healthcare workers.
Prosecutor says documentary-makers brought down Robert Durst: Real estate heir would got away with murder if film crew hadn't found letter in his possession which was similar to infamous 'cadaver note', trial hears
Robert Durst would have gotten away with the murder of his best friend if filmmakers had not unearthed the most damning piece of evidence against him, a prosecutor said Thursday in the New York real estate heir's trial. Durst, 78, who appeared in a Los Angeles court in a wheelchair and is now gaunt and ailing, has pleaded not guilty to murder in the point-blank shooting of his best friend, Susan Berman (left), at her Los Angeles home in December 2000. Prosecutors said he killed her as she planned to speak to authorities about how she provided a phony alibi for him when his wife went missing in New York in 1982. While filming the documentary, 'The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst', filmmakers discovered an envelope Durst sent Berman a year earlier. The handwriting was identical to the note (inset) sent to police after Berman's death, with Beverly Hills being misspelled as 'Beverley' on both.
Legal dynasty heir Alex Murdaugh's lawyer says his client's gunshot wound was not self-inflicted and reveals he suffered a FRACTURED SKULL and brain bleed despite police report claiming he had 'no visible injuries'
Alex Murdaugh's attorney has blasted a sheriff's report for stating that his client had 'no visible injuries' from a shooting which occurred over the weekend. Murdaugh, 53, was shot in the head while changing his car tire by the side of a road in Hampton County, South Carolina on Saturday. Murdaugh was alone at the time of the incident, and managed to dial 911 after being struck by the bullet. He was subsequently airlifted to hospital where he underwent treatment before being released.
The Atlantic has revealed that Shelley Lynn Thornton, 51, is the youngest daughter of Norma McCorvey - the woman known as Jane Roe - in an adapted excerpt from journalist Joshua Prager's new book 'The Family Roe: An American Story'. Thornton told Prager she had decided to speak out because she wanted to free herself from the 'secrets and lies'. McCorvey filed a lawsuit in 1970 under the name 'Jane Roe,' asking to be able to have an abortion. By the time the law passed in 1973, McCorvey had given birth and put the baby up for adoption. 'The Family Roe: An American Story', published September 14, details what happened.
Trump says Mark Zuckerberg 'used to come to the White House to kiss my a**' and claims Twitter was a 'failed operation' before he joined as he slams social networks which banned him
NEW Donald Trump says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would come to The White House and 'kiss his a**' during the years he served as Commander-in-chief. The former POTUS made the crass claim as he spoke about his social media ban in an interview with Greg Gutfeld on Fox News Thursday night. Trump was once a prolific user of Facebook and Twitter before he was booted off the platforms back in January for violating their content policies in the aftermath of the Capitol riot.
Christian construction company fires worker who said the 'Holy Spirit' made him confront bikini-wearing teens because skimpy bathing suits were 'pornography'
Christian company Mighty Hand Construction fired Logan Dorn after the video of him harassing teenage girls over their bikinis at a Colorado beach went viral. They stated he violated the company values of faith, respect, integrity, and truth. Dorn, who has not commented on his firing, claimed he had a 'righteous act to defend young eyes,' which the 'Holy Spirit' gave him the strength to confront the girls.
Daughter of 9/11 victim whose remains were identified ahead of 20th anniversary reveals she did not believe her mother was dead for years and she has NEVER been to the memorial
The daughter of a 9/11 victim whose remains were identified just days before the 20th anniversary of the attacks says it took her 'years' to believe that she was killed. Dorothy Morgan, 47, who worked as an insurance adjuster for Marsh & McLennan in the North Tower at the World Trade Center and whose remains were recovered in 2001, was one of two victims to be identified this week through DNA testing. The second victim's identity is being withheld at the request of his family. His remains were recovered in 2001, 2002, and 2006. Another 1,108 victims have still not been identified. On Thursday night, Morgan's daughter, Nykiah Morgan, told Anderson Cooper 360 said it has been an 'emotional rollercoaster' and it has taken her years to come to terms with her mother's death. Morgan said that she did not initially want to believe that her mother died from the attacks and constructed the idea that she had been treated at hospital and that she had been released with amnesia.
Surveillance footage shows Jermaine Dixon, 46, getting shot and killed by a man who appears to be dressed as a Hasidic Jew in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York on Monday. The NYPD is looking for the killer, who was last seen wearing all black, a mask, and drove away in a white Nissan sedan. Dixon was pronounced dead at the scene by EMTs. The shooter faked car troubles and hid under the hood before shooting Dixon and then fleeing the scene, cops said. The police are currently investigating the murder and have no motive for the brazen hit.
'Madly in love with you and your strength': Prosecutors reveal pages of doting texts between Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos COO she now accuses of abusing and controlling her
The text messages between Holmes (right) and Ramesh 'Sunny' Balwani (left) offer a window into their scramble to combat fraud allegations, and may undermine her defense that she was a pawn manipulated by an abusive lover. 'You are breeze in desert for me. My water. And Ocean,' read the messages from Holmes to Balwani in May 2015, which were released by prosecutors on Tuesday. 'Madly in love with you and your strength' and 'Feel like luckiest person in world BC I have you,' others read.
'It's become a dogma factory': Portland State professor who resigned over 'wokeism' says the school 'weaponized diversity, equity, and inclusion' and hounded him with probes into 'microaggressions'
Peter Boghossian was a full-time assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University for 10 years until his resignation letter was published on Wednesday, calling it a 'social justice factory' that drives 'intolerance of divergent beliefs'. On Thursday night, he gave an interview with Fox News, saying the university had become a 'dogma factory' where free inquiry was no longer possible. 'They weaponized officers of diversity, equity, and inclusion,' said Boghossian.
Unvaccinated TikToker begs people to get Covid in videos before her death: Woman revealed she could hear other patients screaming in pain from her hospital bed
Unvaccinated Florida TikToker Alexandra Blankenbiller posted her final video from a hospital bed on August 15 in which she begged others to get the shot. Days later, she died of Covid-19. She said she had been fearful of the vaccine, and was waiting to get the shot along with the rest of her family. Her hesitation, she said, was a mistake.
Howard Stern LAUGHS as he mocks the slew of right-wing radio hosts who have died from COVID - as he calls for the shot to be mandatory
On Tuesday's edition of Sirius XM's The Howard Stern Show, the host took pleasure in mocking several late radio hosts with whom he disagreed, as he made the case for a mandatory vaccination program. 'It's really funny when these radio, the radio guys are the best, they're like four of them died, four of them were like ranting on the air,' he cackled. 'They will not get vaccinated. They were they were on fire, these guys, it was like day after day, they were all dying and then their dying words are ''I wish I had been more into the vaccine. I wish I had taken it.'' Stern went on to deride Marc Bernier, a conservative radio host on Daytona Talk radio, who died on August 29 due to Covid, and played a clip of him saying he did not want to get the vaccine before continuing to disparage other commentators.
Police Academy actor Art Metrano dies at 84 from natural causes three decades after his career was cut short by a freak accident
Police Academy actor and comic Art Metrano has died at 84. Metrano died of natural causes yesterday at his home in Aventura, Florida, according to Deadline. He was well-known for playing officer Ernie Mauser in two Police Academy films but his career was derailed in the late 1980s after a serious home accident left him partially paralyzed.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: One more bite out of the Big Apple and, incredibly, Emma Raducanu is going to be the US Open champion. The 18-year-old from Kent is the first ever qualifier into a Grand Slam final after another performance of extraordinary poise saw her defeat seventeenth seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 in just 84 minutes. Now for the last part of this scarcely believable story. Raducanu will be one half of the first all-teenage championship match at a Major in 22 years when she meets world number 73 Leylah Fernandez, the 19 year-old Canadian. Already the player who began Wimbledon ranked No 338 has earned a minimum £900,000 from the nine matches won here, and now comes the chance to bank a place in sporting history. Staggeringly, she has yet to drop a set.
CANCELED! Maskless 'Karen' gets fired from IT giant SAP after deliberately coughing over store customer in viral video
Video of the incident, which has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on Twitter alone, allegedly took place in a Su per Saver in Lincoln, Nebraska according to Twitter user @davenewworld_2. In it, a woman now identified as Janene Hoskins was captured dramatically coughing as she smiles saying 'Excuse me! I'm coming through' in the direction of the customer recording her.
John Mulaney's romance timeline with pregnant Olivia Munn is being questioned amid divorce from Anna Marie Tendler: 'He's going to great lengths to dispute the idea he cheated'
The timeline which John Mulaney recollected of his romance with pregnant girlfriend Olivia Munn is being questioned amid his divorce from Anna Marie Tendler. The 39-year-old comedian recalled his eventful year from rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse to divorce to new relationship during a surprise appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday. Speaking to his pal and fellow SNL alum on Tuesday, Mulaney said: 'I packed a lot into this... Is it September now? I went to rehab in September, I got out in October, I moved out of my home from my ex-wife. 'Then in the spring I went to Los Angeles and met and started to date a wonderful woman named Olivia,' he continued, adding he met her for the first time at Seth's wedding in 2013. She was the guest of fellow SNL star Will Forte.
Shocking moment diners are robbed at GUNPOINT in broad daylight at ritzy restaurant row along LA's Melrose Avenue
A trio of diners at a Melrose Avenue restaurant were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon as they sat at a table outside. LAPD are still investigating the incident, which was caught on video. The diners appear relaxed, looking at their phones and chatting, when two masked men in hoodies suddenly crowd around them and draw a gun. The robbery appears to have taken place at European-style restaurant La Crème Café. Police say it happened in the 7300 block of Melrose Avenue, a popular shopping and dining strip that runs between the neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Silver Lake.
Gayle King is all smiles as she throws daughter Kirby Bumpus her 'dream' baby shower in Laguna Beach - complete with $500 stroller gift from godmother Oprah
Bumpus, 35, is expecting her first child, a baby boy, with her husband Virgil Miller. The couple had a small, socially distanced wedding ceremony at Oprah Winfrey's home in Santa Barbara, California, in December due to the pandemic. King, 66, went all out planning her only daughter's 'dream' shower after the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available. In late July, the CBS This Morning anchor invited 16 close family members and friends to celebrate Bumpus at the Montage Laguna Beach resort in California. All of the guests were vaccinated and had tested negative for COVID-19 before attending the three-day getaway. Heartwarming photos from the shower show the mom-to-be cradling her baby bump and posing with her mom while wearing an off-the-shoulder blue dress. Bumpus received plenty of thoughtful gifts, including a BabyZen YOYO² stroller from Winfrey, a quilt made by her aunt Sharon, and a number of children's books.
United Airlines workers face vax-or-ax mandate by October 25 - as company warns its revenue will drop 33% compared with the same quarter in 2019 because of the Delta variant
United announced employees who get religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate will be put on unpaid leave, as revenue and capacity is expected to drop due to weaker travel demand.
After the Abdication, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor led rich, bored lives, with only parties and extra-marital sex to divert them. But a searing new book goes further to claim they were also... Traitors in Tails & Tiaras
Andrew Lownie has penned a compelling book (inset) about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (pictured), who seemed to be fraternising with rich pro-Nazis after the Abdication and throughout the war. What the author calls 'the killer telegram' was a coded one sent by the Duke to a pro-German Portuguese friend, Ricardo Espirito Santo, in August 1940, 'at the height of the Battle of Britain when Britain was fighting for its very survival'. Backed up by plenty of evidence including the diaries of an MI5 officer, it reveals him to be an active player in the plot. Indirectly, the Duke was communicating with the Germans, asking them to tip him off as to the right moment to return to Europe and take the throne in what would be a new world order.
NFTs for a digital set of 'Bored Ape Yacht Club' cartoons sell for $24.4MILLION as virtual token market balloons to $3.4billion
A set of 107 NFTs representing images of cartoon apes (left and right) sold for $24.4 million in an online sale at Sotheby's auction house on Thursday as overall sales volume hit $3.4 billion in August. The images were part of the 'Bored Ape Yacht Club' collection of NFTs - a set of 10,000 computer-generated cartoon apes, made by the U.S.-based company Yuga Labs. Owners of the ape NFTs become members of an online club.
The high priest of gossip who stars couldn't resist: After his death at 102, a glittering farewell to Donald Zec, who shared John Lennon's honeymoon bed, made Marilyn Monroe giggle, and drove Liz Taylor to a foul-mouthed outburst
Donald Zec, a showbusiness writer for the Daily Mirror, criss-crossed the Atlantic in search of Hollywood gossip at a time when there was no impenetrable wall of publicists and minders to block access to the stars. As he put it, he was 'by turn war reporter, voyeur, ringside commentator and marriage guidance counsellor'. Zec, who has died aged 102, was one of the last remaining links to Hollywood's Golden Age, interviewing such Hollywood legends as Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, James Dean, John Wayne, Mae West and, of course, Monroe. When she was plagued by insecurities and heartbreak, it was to Zec that Marilyn turned, once phoning him at 3.30am to share her woes. He, in turn, called to console her when she miscarried during her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller. Pictured: Zec with Marilyn Monroe (left); John Lennon and Yoko (top right); and Muhammad Ali (bottom right).
The 'ugly' girl who slammed it to the men: Billie Jean King's toughest opponent was the male establishment - but she took them on and won... game, set and match
Billie Jean King, who was born in California in 1943, won 39 Grand Slam titles before she retired in 1983. In a memoir (inset), she recounts her fight for better pay and recognition as a leading tennis player. When she was just 15, a tennis coach predicted that Billie would one day be the best player in the world - adding casually: 'you'll be good because you're ugly'. By 17, she was one of the top-ranked players in America. In college she fell in love and married Larry King (pictured left), who was also a talented player. He was furious at how she was ignored by the college's coaches, who were interested only in the men. Pictured right: Billie Jean King at Wimbledon in 1977.
Massachusetts man who lost his wife and two young daughters in a tragic house fire saves his neighbor from a similar blaze 20 years later: 'I'm glad things worked out today'
Mark Collum, 56, from Rowley, Massachusetts (left), was in his home early Sunday morning when he heard his neighbor Deb Shanahan (bottom inset) screaming for help around 5:00 a.m. and called 911. The commercial fisherman said he ran out and found Shanahan in the kitchen, explaining that there were 'flames billowing out the back.' In January 2001, Collum's wife Lisa and their daughters, Lindsay, four, and Carly, five months, died after a fire broke out in their home in Ipswich (top inset). Collum, who was not home at the time of the fire that took his family, said he is 'glad things worked out today.'
'I can barely hold a drumstick': Phil Collins, 70, sparks concern as he details his declining health during 'frail and unwell-looking' BBC appearance
Phil Collins sparked concern during an appearance on BBC Breakfast on Thursday morning, when he confessed to no longer being able to play the drums. Twitter was awash with worry from viewers and fans, who noted his weakened state as he was interviewed about Genesis, during which he said: 'No [I can't still play the drums]. I'd love to. But I mean, I can barely hold a stick with this hand.' The star's health woes have been well-documented in recent years and has been seen using a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery following a fall in his bathroom in 2019 and various mobility issues followed.
The Matrix Resurrections FIRST FULL TRAILER is released! Keanu Reeves' Neo returns to battle a sinister new evil after reuniting with his old flame Trinity in tantalizing glimpse at sci-fi sequel... but Morpheus is nowhere to be found!
The Matrix Resurrections released its much-anticipated first trailer on Thursday, offering fans a tantalising glimpse at the sci-fi sequel after years of being shrouded in secrecy. The preview showed Keanu Reeves' long-awaited return to the alternate reality of years of dire existence as the heroic Neo to battle a sinister new evil. The film, which comes 18 years after the release of the last Matrix film, also sees the return of Carrie-Anne Moss as the heroine Trinity, along with a slew of newcomers including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka ChoprA and Jonathan Groff.
The 125 asylum seekers, including 49 women and 20 children, were discovered at around dawn on Isola dei Conigli after one of their boats sank off Lampedusa. Dramatic footage showed rescuers in wetsuits and snorkels swimming inflatable rafts to the shore where waves crashed at the migrants' feet. The refugees were transported three at a time to a pair of waiting rescue vessels.
Grandmother, 61, MARRIES toyboy, 24, who she stars in racy OnlyFans content with - as he insists he's 'never felt this way for any woman' his own age
Cheryl McGregor, 61, married her boyfriend of one year Quran McCain, 24, during a TikTok live ceremony filmed in Tennessee, right,. The couple (pictured on their big day, top inset) met when he was 15, and have an Onlyfans account. While they met when the groom was a teenager, they didn't start dating until 2020 when they reconnected online. Cheryl and Quran, pictured left, said they don't care what people think of their bond.
Horrifying moment father, 35, is gunned down while holding hands with his five-year-old son in a Mexican store before shooter flees
This is the horrifying moment a 35-year-old man, who was holding hands with his five-year-old son as they shopped at a Mexican store, was shot dead. Surveillance video released by Hidalgo Market in border town of Tijuana showed the victim and the child looking for a product on one of the store's two isles on Wednesday. The gunman is spotted standing to the side of an isle near the exit and keeping a close eye on his target while holding a cellphone to his ear. The assailant subsequently took a couple of steps and opened fire at least twice, Mexican news outlet Milenio reported.
Postcard from Diego Garcia: CIA operative shares his clandestine 1970s pictures from secretive Indian Ocean U.S military base
Former U.S intelligence officer and patrol plane pilot Bill Preston was posted to the island in the 1970s. He reveals that he navigated his way to the remote 15-mile-long atoll with the help of a sextant and the position of the sun. Tarina Peterson, from San Diego, was a flight attendant on military flights to Diego Garcia between 2006 and 2010. Here we present photographs they both took during their time on the ultra-remote atoll. Pictured: Bill in his Diego Garcia office (top left), Tarina's flight crew during a beach excursion (top right), a stunning aerial image of the atoll Bill took during a training flight (bottom right), a mysterious abandoned yacht Bill found on a beach (bottom left), and a snap Bill took from the cockpit during a landing (inset).
Moment brazen robber holds up New York City jewelry store at gunpoint before firing off a round and getting away with $100,000 in jewels in Target shopping bag
Shocking surveillance footage captured the moment an armed thief casually walked into Prince Street Jewelers in Downtown Brooklyn before firing a shot and stealing $875 in cash and $100,000 in merchandise. New York City police are searching for the suspect, who committed the armed stickup on Tuesday afternoon at the jewelry store in the City Point mall at Albee Square. Police said that the thief filled his bags and fled the scene without harming anyone.
Irish traveler, 26, who was forced to marry another teen on her 16th birthday reveals it was the 'worst day of her life' - and that she was divorced with three children by 23
Bridget Walls, 26, (pictured) believed to live in London, has gained over 60,000 followers on TikTok since she began sharing her life in the travelling community. The mother-of-three revealed how she woke up on her 16th birthday and was presented with a white bridal gown, and didn't know who she was marrying until she got to the church. 'I was forced to be married,' she said. 'I was a child. I shouldn't have been forced into it.'