All major news networks called the Virginia gubernatorial race in favor of Republican Glenn Youngkin just after 12:30am Wednesday morning. With 95% of precincts reporting, Youngkin leads Democrat Terry McAuliffe by about 2%, 51.1% to 48.2%. Virginia has now elected its first Republican governor since 2009. It also elected its first black woman to statewide office in the state's history, Winsome Sears, to the office of lieutenant governor as a Republican. Hours earlier, McAuliffe had refused to concede the race when he took the stage at 10:20pm, saying: 'We're going to continue to count the votes because every single Virginian deserves to have their vote counted.' Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel put out a statement declaring Youngkin victorious and congratulating him on the win. 'The red wave is here! Congratulations to Republicans Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears, and Jason Miyares on their incredible campaigns and hard fought victories.' 'A Republican wave is coming in 2022, and Virginia is just the start,' she said. Jason Miyares, a Republican, won his race for attorney general, spelling a GOP sweep in the Old Dominion. Republicans have not won a statewide race in Virginia in 12 years, and President Joe Biden carried the state by 10 percentage points.
MEGHAN MCCAIN: Glenn Youngkin's stunning victory in Virginia proves that Biden's woke presidency is already such a bust that the Republicans don't need Trumpism to take back the White House
MEGHAN MCCAIN: Democrats should be petrified today. Glenn Youngkin's win is nothing short of a bloodbath for Democrats and what is arguably more dangerous for the left is the winning pathway he has shown the rest of the Republican party moving forward into midterms and the 2024 general. There are many takeaways as to why Youngkin has been able to pull off such a significant and historic win but first let's put things into context. The state of Virginia is a reliably blue swing state. President Biden won Virginia by 10 points. President Obama won Virginia in both 2008 and 2012, Hillary Clinton won it in 2016. This is not a red state by any political analyst's metric and many of the citizens of the state of Virginia have been reliable democratic voters for a very long time....up until today. So what has happened? In the simplest terms possible - it is revenge of the parents.
New Jersey's incumbent Governor Phil Murphy, a Democrat, is finding himself falling behind his Republican challenger on Tuesday as voters decide who will next lead the Garden State. As of Tuesday night Murphy is trailing former state lawmaker Jack Ciattarelli by less than two per cent, with more than 60 per cent of the state reporting, according to the New York Times. However it's not clear how long that slim lead will last, as the majority of the counties already reported are red areas.
Eric Adams slams 'failure' Bill de Blasio during his victory speech and says that HIS term as NYC mayor will be for everyone 'betrayed' by his fellow Democrat
Touting his victory Tuesday night, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams promised to fight for all New Yorkers who had been failed by his predecessor, fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio. Adams, 61, alleged that the soon-to-be former mayor failed his constituents, which served as the motivation behind his campaign. 'The campaign was never, never, never about me,' he told supporters at his victory part. 'This campaign was for those who have been betrayed by their government.' 'There is a covenant between government and the people of our city: you pay your taxes, we deliver your tax dollars through goods and services. We have failed to provide those goods and services — Jan. 1, that stops. That stops!' Adams has routinely vocalized his disapproval of de Blasio and took steps to distance himself from the city's leader while on the campaign trail. He previously accused the progressive Democrat of not being 'committed and dedicated to the city.' Adams also alleged that New York needs to move away from de Blasio's policies which made it 'a city of disorder' and an 'enemy of business.' During his victory speech Tuesday night, Adams praised New Yorkers for electing 'one of their own.'
California zipline employee sacrifices himself and drops 100ft to his death after helping woman stranded on middle of ride
Joaquin Romero, 34, (top) was working at the La Jolla Zip Zoom Zipline (pictured) in California on Saturday when a woman he was harnessing to a line slide out and took him with it. He let go in fear they'd both die if he didn't. They were reportedly dangling 100 feet in the air when Romero dropped. Cal Fire rescued him by using a low-angle rope system to pull him to the roadside before airlifting him to the hospital, where he died on Monday.
'You know exactly what you did': Britney Spears now accuses her MOTHER Lynne of being behind the real mastermind of her 13-year ordeal: Claims dad Jamie is 'not smart enough to ever think of a conservatorship'
Britney Spears on Tuesday wrote and then deleted an Instagram post accusing her mother Lynne of being the driving force behind her 13-year conservatorship. She told Lynne: 'You know exactly what you did.' Britney accused her mother of orchestrating the plan, saying her father Jamie Spears, who controlled the estate, was 'not smart enough to ever think of a conservatorship'. Jamie Spears on Tuesday filed court documents in Los Angeles seeking to end immediately the conservatorship for his daughter, and withdrawing from the case. He announced in September 7 that he was stepping down, and that was formalized on September 29. The next hearing in her case is scheduled for November 12.
Braves win fourth World Series crown with an easy 7-0 Game 6 victory over the listless Astros in Houston: Atlanta celebrates four months after All-Star game was stripped from city over Georgia's election reform law
For only the fourth time in the club's 146-year history, and just the second since moving to Atlanta in 1966, the Braves are champions of baseball. Atlanta's 7-0 Game 6 win over the Astros in Houston on Tuesday was the perfect finish for a franchise that lost its most iconic player, Hank Aaron, at age 86 back in January. His death from natural causes was the start of a turbulent year for the Braves, who faced injuries to stars like Ronald Acuña Jr. and Mike Soroka, as well as several controversies over the last 10 months. In April, amid pressure from civil rights groups, MLB moved the 2021 All-Star Game away from Atlanta's Truist Park because of Georgia's new voting law, which critics say limits voter access. MLB's draft, also slated to be held in Atlanta, was relocated as well over the objections of the Braves front office. Then in May, outfielder and former All-Star Marcell Ozuna was arrested for aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor family violence after allegedly threatening to kill his wife during a physical altercation. He was subsequently placed on administrative leave. More recently, the team has taken criticism for refusing to drop its name and the fans' 'tomahawk chop' chant, both of which have been labeled as offensive to Native Americans. There were a few 'tomahawk chops' sprinkled throughout the stands in Houston on Tuesday. But in Atlanta, where the Braves blew a 4-0 lead with a chance to clinch on Sunday, the fans were seen doing the chant and gesture en masse at the club's suburban stadium, Truist Park.
COP out: Biden leads exodus of world leaders from Scotland and heads home to his party in disarray and staring down seismic defeat in Virginia after insisting Democrats were 'going to win'
Heads of state from across the globe made their exit after an intense start to the week in the Scottish city, but delegations will remain in talks over the coming days. The US President was among those to depart on Tuesday evening, being pictured boarding Air Force One at Edinburgh airport (top-right and bottom-right). He waved goodbye to the UK (left) after saying he couldn't think of any two days when more progress has been achieved in dealing with climate.
Alec Baldwin (right) shared a social post (left) written by a fellow Rust crew member alleging that the claims of poor conditions on set were inaccurate. 'I am so sick of this narrative,' costume designer Terese Magpale Davis (inset) wrote. 'I worked on this movie. The story being spun of us being overworked and surrounded by unsafe, chaotic conditions is bull***t,' she added. She offered evidenced aimed at disproving the claims made by the crew, which she says were 'blatantly false accusations'. Crew members began speaking out about the alleged conditions on set after Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin's share of Davis' post is the first time he has spoken out about the alleged on set conditions.
Will QAnon fans believe anything? HUNDREDS of conspiracy theorists gather on grassy knoll where JFK was assassinated expecting his dead son JFK Junior to reappear and announce 2024 run with Trump
Hundreds of QAnon supporters gathered on the infamous grassy knoll on Tuesday to hear JFK's long-dead son John F. Kennedy Jr. announce that he would be former President Trump's running mate in 2024 - despite the fact that he died in a plane crash off the coast of Massachusetts in 1999. His body - along with that of his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren - were recovered from the plane's mangled wreckage on the sea bed. Some members of the conspiracy group believe he faked his death at the time because he switched political affiliations and feared retribution. Since then, they claim, he has become a Trump supporter and may even be Q - the group's anonymous leader, even though Q has spoken out against the theory that JFK Jr. may still be alive.
Ghislaine Maxwell was a guest at disgraced former NY Governor Cuomo's wedding and boasted about 'sleeping with JFK Jr.' who she viewed as her 'chief conquest', claims Prince Andrew's cousin
Ghislaine Maxwell was once a guest at the high-profile wedding of Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy as it's revealed the alleged sex trafficker would boast about sleeping with JFK Jr who she regarded as her 'chief conquest'. Christina Oxenberg, Prince Andrew's cousin, revealed that she met Maxwell at the merging of the political dynasties in 1990. Oxenberg recalled in her new book, Trash: Encounters With Ghislaine Maxwell, that the ceremony happening at a Washington DC cathedral surrounded by the media, fans, and 'scores of invited guests.' Some friends and family later gathered at Ethel Kennedy's home in McClean, Virginia, which is where Oxenberg said she met the now-infamous socialite.
'My name is Cleo': First words of four-year-old when police miraculously found 'Australia's Madeleine McCann' ALIVE inside a locked house 50 miles from holiday campsite where she vanished 18 days ago - after loner was spotted buying diapers
A missing four-year-old girl has been found alive inside a locked house 18 days after vanishing from a remote campsite in Western Australia. Cleo Smith (center), who was dubbed 'Australia's Madeline McCann', was last seen inside her family's tent at the vast campsite in Macleod, near Carnarvon, which lies 560miles north of Perth, at around 1.30am on October 16. Her disappearance triggered a massive search throughout the region and saw police officers interview more than 110 people who were at the campsite on the night Cleo arrived with her family. Today police smashed their way into a locked suburban house in Carnarvon, which lies around 46 miles away from where Cleo went missing, and found the little girl in one of the rooms at around 1am local time. Western Australia Police Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch confirmed that Cleo was alive and well and had been reunited with her relieved parents. She was in the house on her own, and was smiling when she was rescued. He said: 'One of the officers picked her up into his arms and asked her ''what's your name?'' 'She said: ''My name is Cleo''.' Cleo's elated mother, Ellie Smith (top right), today broke her silence by sharing a series of love heart emojis on Instagram and said: 'Our family is whole again.'
Give thanks, says Joe: Biden insists this Thanksgiving will be better than the last and claims prices aren't hurting families despite inflation and food shortages - and whispers 'United States is growing' at COP26 press conference
President Joe Biden said he didn't think anyone would prefer 'trading this Thanksgiving for last Thanksgiving' despite rising inflation and food shortages. At his COP26 press conference Tuesday night, the president was asked when Americans might see prices come down. 'Well first of all, a significant reason why prices are up is because COVID is affecting the supply chain,' Biden said. He added that gas is up due to Russia and the OPEC nations refusing to pump more oil. But he argued that things are much improved from a year ago, even though the holiday will likely be more expensive likely be more pricey for Americans due to the supply chain crunch with turkeys now 27 per cent more expensive. 'If you look at this coming Thanksgiving. We are in a very different circumstance,' he said. 'As I said this year we're working on a supply chain issue, well last Thanksgiving I sat down with my wife, my daughter and my son-in-law.' He used his trademark whisper to express a similarly sunny outlook later in the presser.
'Drunk' Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs, 22, will be charged with death by DUI after 'smashing his Corvette into back of SUV at 3:30am in Vegas and killing driver'
Henry Ruggs III, a 22-year-old breakout wide receiver with the now-Las Vegas Raiders, 'showed signs of impairment' after ramming his Corvette into the back of an SUV at 3.39am in the Spring Valley area of Las Vegas on Tuesday. Police say they found a Toyota RAV4 in flames when they responded. A fire crew then 'located a deceased victim inside.' Ruggs and an unidentified female passenger were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 'The preliminary investigation indicates the front of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota,' the LVMPD said. Ruggs faces two to 20 years in prison if convicted on a charge of DUI resulting in death. The Raiders responded to the accident later in the day: 'The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas. We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family. We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.' The football star was born in Montgomery, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama, though he skipped his senior year to enter the NFL draft. He's known for 'religiously' giving a three-finger salute to his late friend Roderic Scott, who lost his life in a car accident at the age of 17, after every touchdown. Ruggs was the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft and has had 24 receptions, 469 yards and two touchdowns this year so far.
Business class passenger, 20, who blamed brain surgery for assaulting AA flight attendant suffered severe head trauma after he was attacked by panhandler in NYC last year, police confirm
The California man accused of punching an American Airlines flight attendant, leaving her with a broken nose, suffered a traumatic brain injury last year after being assaulted by a street peddler in New York City, DailyMail.com can reveal. Brian Hsu, 20, of Irvine, told police he was returning home after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his skull, when he got into a physical altercation with a flight attendant mid-flight on October 27. Court documents showed Hsu claimed to be the victim in the clash after the crew member allegedly reacted violently when he 'accidentally' bumped her with his hand or arm.
Freed suitcase killer Heather Mack is reunited with the prison-born six-year-old daughter she wanted to LEAVE BEHIND in Indonesia as pair are deported to America
An American woman convicted of helping to kill her mother on of Bali and stuff the body into a suitcase was tightly escorted to the airport Tuesday for her deportation to the U.S. On Tuesday afternoon, Mack flew from Jakarta to Chicago with her daughter, where she plans to live with a friend. In 2015, Mack and her ex-boyfriend Tommy Schaefer were convicted in connection to the murder of Mack's wealthy Chicago socialite mother. Mack gave birth to her daughter Stella during the trial and raised her in prison until she turned 2 and was put into the foster care system in Indonesia.
Florida girl, 8, may be forced to repeat second grade after missing 36 days of school due to multiple suspensions for refusing to wear a face mask
Bailey Lashells fears her daughter Fiona may be held back despite her academic success after she missed 36 days of school due to suspensions for refusing to wear a face mask. But she is proud of the eight-year-old who she says is on 'a mission to take back' her 'constitutional rights from the tyrant school board' at Palm Beach County school. 'Fiona has changed her priorities a bit and is on a mission to take back, not only her rights, but every American child's constitutional rights from the tyrant school board being operated by a financial expert who has no knowledge of how to safely and effectively run the 10th largest school district in America,' Lashells wrote on the StandUpForFiona website. Fiona has made several videos telling her school board why she doesn't want to wear a face covering.
Canadian Indigenous health expert 'Morning Star Bear' who once appeared in Ted Talk wearing blue cape and clutching feather, is suspended from Indigenous health jobs 'because she has no native heritage'
Carrie Bourassa (left) or Morning Star Bear has been suspended from her Indigenous health positions amid allegations that she has no Indigenous heritage which she has touted for years. Investigations into her genealogy conducted by her colleagues and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation found Bourassa's roots come from Eastern Europe: Russian, Polish and Czechoslovakia. She has never proven her alleged Métis, Anishinaabe and Tlingit ancestry. For years she claimed she was born into a Métis family but later explained that she was adopted into the community in her 20s. Her family released a statement which stated the: 'description of our family is inaccurate, not rooted in fact and moreover is irrelevant to the issue of whether or not Carrie Bourassa is Métis.' The U of S is conducting an investigation into Bourassa's alleged Indigenous ancestry.
'This is your bride...please don't beat her': Heart-breaking moment Afghan father pleads with 55-year-old man as he is forced to sell his daughter, aged NINE, to him so he can buy food
Parwana Malik, nine, (left, right being taken away by her 55-year-old husband) who lives at an Afghan displacement camp, is being sold by her parents to a 55-year-old stranger who the youngster describes as an 'old man' due to his white beard. On the day Parwana was taken away by her 55-year-old buyer, Qorban (right), her weeping father, Abdul Malik (inset with Qorban), pleaded for him to not hurt his child, reports CNN. Abdul, who is 'broken' with guilt, broke down in tears as he told Qorban: 'This is your bride. Please take care of her. You are responsible now, please don't beat her.' Parwana's family said they had no choice, and are among scores of destitute families who being forced to sell their young daughters into marriage to survive, as Afghanistan plunges further into a humanitarian crisis. One girl, aged 10, spends her days crying as she waits for the day she is sold to a 70-year-old man to help her family pay off their debts. Another nine-member family is preparing to sell their four-year-old and nine-year-old daughters to have enough money for food.
Stripper called Pole Assassin (who hooked up with Longhorns coach after he left his wife and three kids) defends her emotional support monkey after it was accused of biting a child at a Halloween party
Danielle Thomas, a stripper who goes by the name Pole Assassin, invited children to her Texas home on Halloween - but one of them went without permission to pet her emotional support monkey. The white-faced capuchin monkey, Gia, apparently bit the child when they stuck a hand though her cage. Thomas, the girlfriend of University of Texas football coach Jeff Banks, has defended the monkey, saying the child entered the monkey's home and the animal felt threatened.
Father 'killed his daughter's boyfriend, 19, by stuffing him into the trunk of a car and repeatedly stabbing him' after discovering he'd sold her to a sex trafficking ring: Body was found after a year
John Eisenman, 60, was charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a $1 million bond at Spokane County Jail in Washington (pictured: Eisenman appearing in court, left; and Sorenson, right). Aaron Sorenson's rotting corpse was found in the trunk of an abandoned car on East Everett Avenue in Spokane last month, police said on Monday. Detectives believe he was killed in November last year. Eisenman discovered in October of that year that his juvenile daughter had been sex trafficked into Seattle by Sorenson for $1,000, according to a police press release. He was able to rescue the girl from the city and bring her back to Spokane that month. He then learned that Sorenson was going to be at an address in Airway Heights so he drove there and waited for the 19-year-old to arrive.
Lisa Rinna's daughter Delilah Hamlin, 23, blames COVID vaccine for OVERDOSING on Benadryl and beta blockers and getting hooked on Xanax
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's daughter Delilah Belle Hamlin has revealed she recently sought treatment after getting hooked on the drug Xanax, and believes it is connected to her getting the COVID vaccine. The 23-year-old went public with her story on Tuesday saying she was 'in no way an anti-Vaxxer' but that she believes the vaccine caused autoimmune diseases in her body to 'flare up.' 'I didn't realize that the vaccine would cause an autoimmune response in my body that basically flared up and triggered certain autoimmune diseases that I didn't know I had,' she claims in the 30-minute long Instagram video. Delilah went on to claim that she began suffering migraines, panic attacks, OCD (that caused her to fear eating meat), and PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections). To treat the extreme panic attacks she went to a psychiatrist who ended up 'overprescribing' her Xanax (alprazolam) which is a benzodiazepine that is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
Green teen Greta Thunberg, 18, leads supporters in chorus of 'you can shove your climate crisis up your a***' at COP26
US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau gathered in Glasgow last night for the biggest diplomatic meeting in Britain in 75 years. Outside in Festival Park, Greta Thunberg gave a passionate and foul-mouthed speech, telling demonstrators: 'Inside Cop, there are just politicians and people in power pretending to take our future seriously... No more blah blah blah, no more whatever the f*** they are doing inside there!' As heads of Government from around the world discussed what could be done to save the planet from ruin, the Swedish eco activist was also filmed riling up her fellow activists with a chant of: 'You can shove your climate crisis up your a***'. Top right: Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Bottom right: Boris Johnson, left, greets French President Emmanuel Macron at COP26.
'I went full method': Lady Gaga says she 'had some psychological difficulty' making House of Gucci playing convicted murderer Patrizia Reggiani and reveals she spent a YEAR in character
Lady Gaga said 'nobody' was going to tell her how to play the role of murderess Patrizia Gucci, not even Gucci herself. The real Patrizia said she felt 'annoyed' Gaga had never contacted her. The star revealed she went 'full-method' for the role and spoke and lived as the criminal for nine months, including speaking in the murderer's Italian accent and dying her hair dark for the role. The singer-turned-actress admitted she had 'psychological difficulty' playing the role and viewed the world through 'money.' The real Patrizia Gucci spent 18 years in prison for hiring a hitman to murder her husband and heir to the fashion empire Maurizio and was released in 2014.
Sister Wives star Kody Brown SPLITS from Christine Brown after more than 25 years together as polygamist reality TV family falls apart following years of turmoil
Sister Wives star Cody Brown has separated from Christine Brown after 'more than 25 years together' amid turmoil in the polygamist reality TV family. Christine, 49, announced she had 'made the difficult decision to leave' in a statement posted to her Instagram account on Tuesday. 'After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave. We will continue to be a strong presence in each other's lives as we parent our beautiful children and support our wonderful family.
Size DOES matter, darling! As a study finds heels lift your love life, how - from a perter bottom to a boost in the boardroom - the height of your heels can improve your world... one inch at a time
Women have long assured their lovers that size doesn't matter. Yet this week, scientists ruled that a specific number of inches are key to sexual satisfaction - just not in the way you think. A study found that wearing a pair of two-inch heels can boost a woman's love life by helping to tone her pelvic floor. Researchers said that shoes of this height tilt the pelvis just enough to make the muscles in the area contract, keeping them in such good shape that it may lead to more powerful contractions during orgasm. But could your stilettos help lift more than just your love life? From good posture to getting a promotion, TANITH CAREY looks at how heels could improve your life . . . inch by inch.
'You're obviously a vampire!' Gabrielle Union, 49, WOWS fans with her youthful appearance in sizzling bikini photos as she celebrates her birthday with romantic vacation
The actress recently jetted off to Cuixmala, Mexico, with her husband, Dwayne Wade 39, to celebrate her birthday. During the trip, Gabrielle (pictured left in the 2000 hit movie Bring It On) posted several sizzling bikini photos that left her Instagram followers in a frenzy of excitement, with many commenting that the on-screen star looks ageless. One person joked that she is a 'vampire' while another said she looks at least 10 years younger than she actually is. The Bring It On star previously revealed that drinking water and keeping her stress levels down were her secrets to looking so youthful.
Jenna Bush Hager reveals her twin Barbara froze her eggs and planned on having kids on her own before she met her husband Craig Coyne and had her daughter Cora Georgia
Jenna, 39, opened up about her twin sister Barbara Bush's plans during her appearance on Hoda Kotb's new podcast 'Making Space with Hoda Kotb.' The Today host said it was their late grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, who had encouraged Barbara to become a single mother. Jenna shared that her sister had frozen her eggs and was planning on having children on her own if she didn't meet somebody. The former first daughter admitted it was 'painful' to become a mother before Barbara because people would always ask her why she didn't have children. Barbara and her husband Craig welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Cora Georgia Coyne, in Portland, Maine, on September 27. The newborn, who arrived six weeks ahead of her due date, spent nearly three weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit before she was brought home. The couple has been staying at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, but Jenna confirmed they will be moving back to New York City.
Ax-wielding man wearing Halloween mask from the Purge movie slashes random female victim on NYC's Upper West Side
A man wearing a mask from The Purge horror movie attacked a stranger with an ax walking in the Upper West Side Monday night leaving a 51-year-old man with a deep gash on his arm, police said. The man and his wife were walking on Broadway when the man approached them shouting: 'I don't like you! I'm going to kill you!' The masked man then ran off towards the 59th St./Columbus Circle subway station and has not been apprehended. They snapped photos of the attacker with and without his mask. The NYPD have circulated the photo asking for the public's help in identifying the attacker. This violent attack comes as NYC continues to face an increase in violent crime, specifically felony assaults.
A whole new world! Father edits his daughter's Disney books to remove all 'gender stereotypes' - making The Little Mermaid abandon her prince in favor of pizza while Cinderella marries Beauty and the Beast's Belle
TikTok user @dcaspers, from Minnesota, is gaining a lot of attention online for making new versions of the classic stories. The internet is divided over his changes; some people have voiced support while others are not happy, insisting he has ruined the classic fairytales with his 'woke' adaptations. He changed 'The Little Mermaid' so that Ariel ordered in a pie of pizza and watched TikTok videos, instead of cooking for Prince Eric. He also made it so that Cinderella married a woman and Rapunzel graduated top of her class at Harvard.
Aussies go wild! Race-goers celebrate the return of Melbourne Cup after finally being released from world's longest COVID lockdown
The so-called 'race that stops a nation' has been held in Melbourne since 1861 and regularly attracts crowds of more than 100,000, but was this year restricted 10,000 fully-vaccinated people. But that didn't stop the race-goers from partying hard after coming out of their sixth lockdown on October 21, which began in August to suppress the highly infectious Delta variant from spreading. Officials had promised to lift lockdowns once double-dose vaccinations for people aged above 16 exceeded 70 percent in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital - abandoning its zero-Covid approach in-favour of one that relies on vaccines to keep the number of severe Covid-19 infections low. The Flemington Racecourse can accommodate up to 120,000 spectators on major race days, but it was marked improvement on last year when no crowd was allowed because of restrictions in place for the pandemic in 2020. Pictured: Racegoers attend the Melbourne Cup raceday on Tuesday.
Wild moment man throws himself off a bridge into a river after leading police on a chase in a stolen truck
Shocking police chopper footage captured the moment Bryan Gray, 34, threw himself off a 55-foot Florida bridge in Fort Myers on Saturday. Gray was being chase by deputies from the Lee County Sheriff's Office on the Edison Bridge after he had allegedly stolen a van. He had jumped off the right side of the bridge during the pursuit and was later found and arrested by Fort Myers Police on a boat. He faces pending charges of grand theft auto, fleeing and eluding.
Two youngsters were spotted playing near the edge of the roofs of a high-rise building in Xianning, Hubei province. The footage, filmed on October 24, shows one of the boys repeatedly leaping across a gap between two platforms. The two children were taken to safety by property staff, according to reports.
Victory for Sumomomomomomomomo! Horse that 'makes commentators cry' with its ridiculous name WINS in Japan
Japanese horse racing fans celebrated and commentators cursed their luck after the horse called Sumomomomomomomomo made a dramatic late surge to claim victory (pictured) at Tokyo's Oi racecourse. The horse's unusual name has made her a social media phenomenon in Japan, with fans and TV personalities lining up to cheer her first victory. 'She finally won -- the horse with the name that makes race commentators cry!' wrote one Twitter user.
'Don't come near me!' Texas woman films moment she confronts man at the gym who had been 'harassing her for months' - after he snuck up behind her
Chelsie Gleason, who is known as @justchesslee on TikTok, was filming herself lifting dumbbells at her local Crunch Fitness in Texas when the man approached her. He started rambling about his girlfriend's personality changing as he circled her. The man appeared to be walking away, but then he approached her from behind. She jumped away when he got close to her face, yelling: 'Don't come near me!' The video has been viewed more than 33.5 million times. The TikToker later filmed two follow-up videos in which she opened up about the guy's alleged harassment, saying he was banned from the gym. According to Gleason, he was arrested when he tried to come back, and the police learned 'he already had a warrant out for stalking another girl.'