Lori Ann Villanueva Talens, 41, shipped tens of thousands of coupons she designed and printed at home to a network she amassed on social media sites like Facebook and Telegram using the name 'MasterChef,' the FBI reported last Thursday, defrauding at least $31.8 MILLION from retailers. Last month, she was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay back ill-gotten funds. With a background in marketing and strong computer design skills, the FBI said, she was 'able to create a coupon for almost any grocery or drugstore product, and able to make it for whatever value off she wanted.'
Huma Abedin says she was sexually assaulted by a US senator around 2005 but was able to forget the incident until allegations against Brett Kavanaugh triggered her memory, new memoir reveals
Huma Abedin unveils a shocking new claim in her forthcoming memoir that she was sexually assaulted by an unnamed US senator. The longtime Hillary Clinton aide and estranged wife of former congressman and convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner wrote in her new book 'Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds,' out next week, that she was able to put the incident out of her mind until Christine Blasey Ford was testifying about her alleged assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. Abedin wrote about a Washington dinner, sometime after Donald Trump's wedding to Melania in 2005, before she was with Weiner.
Mom, 35, and her boyfriend, 31, are arrested two days after her three children were found abandoned and living in squalor in Houston apartment next to the rotting remains of their nine-year-old brother
NEW A Houston woman and her boyfriend were arrested and charged by authorities on Tuesday for abandoning and neglecting her three young children in a home for months at a time while the kids' nine-year-old brother's corpse decomposed in the house for more than a year. Gloria Y. Williams, 35, has been charged with injury to a child by omission, failure to provide medical care and failure to provide adequate supervision, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Brian W. Coulter, 31, is charged with murder in connection with the child's death, ABC 13 TV reported. The death of a nine-year-old boy whose skeletal remains were found over the weekend inside a Houston apartment also housing his three starving brothers has been ruled a homicide. The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office on Tuesday ruled that the unnamed child suffered multiple blunt force injuries, resulting in his death by homicide.
Police identified two victims of Monday's shooting at Boise Town Square as Jo Acker (right and left), 26, and Roberto Padilla Arguelles, 49. The suspect was also named as 27-year-old Jacob Bergquist. Cops said that he died late Tuesday morning from injuries he sustained during a police shootout. Acker was a transgender woman working as a security guard at the mall when she tried to stop Bergquist and was fatally shot. Arguelles lived in Rupert, Idaho, and died from his injuries at the hospital. Five others were injured in the shooting, which happened at Boise's largest mall. The police or coroner's office have not yet to release the names of the other victims and the coroner said Bergquist's cause of death was still pending.
'I wish Hitler were still here murdering your children!' Shocking anti-Semitic rant is captured on doorbell camera in Brooklyn as man berates woman in street
An unidentified man in Flatbush, Brooklyn was captured on camera going on an aggressive anti-Semitic rant as a woman walked down the street. The disturbing interaction was recorded on a Ring surveillance camera and posted on Twitter. He shouted: 'You f**king Jewish b***h. That's why I wish Hitler was still here, murder your children, you and your husband.' Hate crimes in New York City have spiked overall and jumped 50% for the Jewish community.
'19 shootings in 54 hours. Stunning' Portland police chief slams city's spiraling violence - which has seen it break annual murder record - and blasts furious calls from woke critics to defund his department
The police chief of Portland made a desperate plea for an end to the city's violence following a weekend that saw 19 shootings in 54 hours, including a double homicide that shattered an annual murder record, and decried calls to 'defund' his police force. Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell tweeted on Monday night that the violence was 'stunning,' following the arrest of Michael S VanDomelen, 45, who is charged in the double murders of a man and woman at the Biltmore Hotel in the city's Old Town neighborhood Sunday.
'Tell him to come out with his hands up - we know he's in there!' Traumatized young mom is filmed sobbing after armed US Marshals ordered her out of her apartment because they wrongly believed fugitive was inside
Kada Staples claims armed US Marshals entered her Florida apartment without a warrant after believing homicide suspect Shamar Johnson was inside. The incident was captured on her Ring doorbell camera. 'Tell him to come out with his hands up. We know he's in there. The place is surrounded,' an officer is heard yelling. 'Are we going to shoot someone or...?' said another. Staples, holding her 3-month-old daughter, opened the door and exited the unit. She claims a few officers then entered her home. The US Marshals service has denied these allegations saying they had an encounter with Staples but did not enter her unit. Officers did manage to locate and arrest Johnson inside a nearby apartment. Meanwhile, Staples claims the incident was traumatizing.
Daughter of man who was jailed for 22 YEARS for murdering his stepfather reveals how they maintained a bond during his incarceration - as the pair goes viral for performing sweet TikTok dance to celebrate his parole
Justine Tuckett, 28, from Utah, was five years old when her father Bill Lorance was sentenced to jail for murdering his stepfather in 1999. He was released from California Medical Facility, a state prison, on October 5. One of the first things he wanted to do while out on parole was perform a TikTok dance with his daughter, who is a dance fitness instructor. Their video has been viewed more than 51 million times on TikTok and Instagram. Tuckett explained in the caption that 'some people deserve to re-enter society,' saying her father 'is unrecognizable from the person he use to be before prison.' After their video went viral, Tuckett and Lorance shared their story during an Instagram Live about how they maintained their relationship while he was in jail.
Brian Laundrie's parents maintain their silence as they return to Florida home from two-day trip to 'grieve privately' after their son's skeletal remains were found in swamp
Christopher and Roberta Laundry were seen Tuesday returning to their North Port, Florida home. The parents of Brian Laundrie took off Sunday morning to 'grieve privately' after the remains of their son were finally located last week in Florida swampland. The couple maintained a wall of silence and have yet to say anything publicly about either the death of their son, or what he told them about Gabby Petito. 'No charges expected. No plans on a statement,' the Laundries' lawyer told DailyMail.com in a terse text message exchange.
'Mr President, this is screwed up': Sen. Manchin reveals Biden agreed that his IRS snooping proposal is 'messed up' and says it will likely be removed from spending bill
Sen. Joe Manchin said he does not believe the proposal to allow the IRS to snoop on account transactions will make it into Democrats' social spending plan, as he said President Biden agreed with him that it is 'screwed up.' The West Virginia Democrat said he told Biden in their Sunday meeting: 'This cannot happen. This is screwed up.' 'So he says, I think Joe is right on that one.' So I think that one is gonna be gone,' Manchin said at a breakfast meeting of the Economic Club. Manchin said he was not satisfied when Democrats simply raised the reporting threshold from $600 to $10,000 in aggregate transactions per year.
'Don't touch me': Democrat rebel Sen. Kyrsten Sinema berates climate change activist who confronted her in airport
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D) was confronted by a climate activist at the airport while returning to Washington. 'Don't touch me,' Sinema told her. 'I did not touch you,' the activist responded. Sinema is at the center of talks over the president's stalled Build Back Better legislation.
REVEALED: Instagram bombards anorexic girls with images of ultra-thin women as experts say algorithm used by Facebook-owned app poses danger to teens with eating disorders
Instagram bombards women and girls who suffer from eating disorders with images and videos of exceedingly thin females and others afflicted with anorexia, according to research done by the app's parent company Facebook. Internal documents leaked to the New York Post revealed that Instagram's algorithm curates options based on searches and preferences of users who express interest in dieting, weight loss, and thinness. Instagram researchers this year conducted an experiment in which they typed in terms like #skinny and #thin are then offered to browse through other accounts that feature dangerously emaciated women and girls. Some of the account names include '_skinandbones_', 'applecoreanorexic,' and 'skinny._.binge.' Experts in eating disorders say that it is unhealthy for young girls and women who suffer from anorexia and bulimia to be exposed to images of those with similar afflictions since it would reinforce body-related insecurities. Teens are especially vulnerable to what's known as 'thinspo' - which is short for 'thinspiration.' In online lingo, 'thinspiration' is a combination of the words 'thin' and 'inspiration.' The idea behind 'thinspo' is to motivate young girls and women to lose even more weight or to stay thin. Instagram is full of images of ultra-thin young women and girls (above) which can be found using the hashtags #skinnygirl, #skinny, and #skinnylegs.
Emaciated and 'drug-addled' Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, 46, was 'swindled out of millions of dollars by his right-hand person' before locking himself in shed surrounded by whippits and starting fatal fire, lawsuit claims
Late millionaire Tony Hsieh (pictured) was swindled out of millions of dollars by his assistant while he grew emaciated and delusional from his drug addiction, his family has claimed in legal filings. The eccentric entrepreneur's vast wealth was looted through bizarre and 'manipulative' contracts written on sticky notes, cooked up by 'so-called friends' who let him spiral into drug abuse and severe mental illness, according to a counterclaim by his father and brother against his personal assistant, Mimi Pham (pictured left with the entrepreneur in 2014). On November 18 the 46-year-old was hospitalized after barricading himself in a shed in Connecticut and starting a fire. He died nine days later. Pham, Hsieh's self-described 'right-hand person', sued his estate for $93million in February for 'anticipated profit' from a movie venture and a Utah hotel. In August, Hsieh's father Richard and brother Andy hit back with a counterclaim accusing Pham and her lawyer boyfriend of 'abuse of fiduciary relationship', preying on his vulnerable, drug-addled state to 'exploit', 'manipulate' and 'squeeze' him out of millions in his final weeks.
Rust set electrician who held dying Halyna Hutchins in his arms is pictured being comforted by a friend in LA after slamming production team's 'negligence and unprofessionalism'
Rust set electrician Serge Svetnoy, who held dying cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in his arms, was seen being comforted by his friend in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Svetnoy, seen wearing a black North Face track suit, was seen embracing and smiling a short-haired blonde woman. The experienced crew member had previously criticized the Rust production for their 'negligence and unprofessionalism' after Hutchins was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin on set.
'Serious enough for you now, Barack?' Furious parents tell Obama to apologize to vindicated couple and their daughter, who judge finds WAS raped by a boy in a skirt in school bathroom, after he called it 'fake outrage'
On Monday, juvenile court judge Pamela Brooks ruled that the boy - who has not been named - did force himself on the 15-year-old girl on May 28 in the bathroom at Stone Ridge High School in Leesburg, Virginia. The case drew national attention because the boy was wearing a skirt at the time and the girls' parents - Scott and Jessica Smith - said it was what they feared might happen more if Loudoun County Schools starts allowing boys into girls' bathrooms frequently as part of a progressive transgender policy. Republican Gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has harnessed part of his education platform in the case, saying: 'What tragedy next awaits our children?'
Striking video shows pulsating orb drop down from the sky and cruise alongside two FedEx pilots flying over Mexico that experts believe is a UFO with a plasma forcefield to deflect radar
On March 19, 2020 two FedEx pilots flying a cargo airplane near Monterrey, Mexico, saw a bright light drop down from the sky. The UFO stopped at their altitude, shot them with a beam of light, then moved in tandem with the plane for over 30 minutes before flying away. Mysteriously, the UFO did not show up on the plane's radar. Aviation experts tried to explain the light as the planet Venus, and the pulsating as a deceptive effect from the camera autofocus adjusting its lens in the dark. However, the pilots told NARCAP they saw the pulsing, plasma-like appearance with their own eyes as well as capturing it on camera.
The suits behind the whistleblower: How Frances Haugen is backed by a high-powered team of lawyers and media strategists as she exposes Facebook's secrets
The 37-year-old former tech executive at the company is backed by a high-powered team of lawyers and media strategists. Most are connected to Whitstleblower Aid, a free-speech organisation founded in 2017 helping those who wish to call out big business and government. As she gave evidence to British MPs at the Commons Online Safety Bill committee she was flanked by two of the charity's leading human rights lawyers from each side of the Atlantic. On one side was Andrew Bakaj (left), a former CIA officer who was closely involved in the impeachment action against former President Donald Trump. On the other was London-based Matthew Jury who works for solicitors McCue Law, who are retained by Whistleblower Aid in the UK. Unusually, Mr Jury is licensed to practise both as a solicitor in England and Wales and also as an attorney in New York. He has various specialties including human rights and counter-terrorism law and has acted for the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defence, as well as for the families of British soldiers killed during the Iraq war. Right: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Why China IS as responsible for climate change as anyone: Shocking data shows country is the world's second-largest cumulative polluter since 1850 - despite Beijing insisting the West is to blame
For years Beijing has resisted calls to cut its carbon emissions (current emissions shown top right) by arguing the West bears 'historic responsibility' for climate change. But new figures show that conclusion is wrong. Even when taking into account emissions dating back to 1850 - the year when most Western nations had incorporated technology driven by fossil fuels into their economies - China ranks as the second-most polluting country, behind only the US (left). Analysts point out that, while China did industrialise much later than western nations, it ferocious growth in recent years - drive largely by coal power - has seen it eclipse other countries which began using industrial technology earlier. The analysis will pile pressure on Beijing to act faster in the battle to mitigate a climate catastrophe ahead of the COP26 summit next month, though Xi Jinping (bottom right) has so-far resisted calls to move faster and is unlikely to attend the summit in-person.
Princess Mako bows out of Japan's royal family as she marries New York-based commoner - and APOLOGIZES for 'trouble' their engagement caused while condemning press coverage that left her with PTSD
Japan's Princess Mako married her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro in a simple ceremony in Tokyo today, giving up her royal title in the process in a union that has sharply divided public opinion. The couple, who have been engaged for eight years, wed without traditional pomp or ceremony before holding a press conference during which they apologised for any distress their union has caused - though defended their decision and vowed to stand by one-another (left). They then bowed for the cameras (top right) before departing to start their new life, which is likely to be based in the US where Kei is working for a law firm. Mako also hit out at what she called 'false' press reports during her engagement which she said had caused her 'sadness and stress', after it was revealed she was suffering from PTSD. Bottom right, Mako at an official ceremony in 2019.
Model breaks her silence on Eiffel Tower 'editing fail' that went viral around the world - and insists her bizarre post 'wasn't Photoshopped' despite several telling clues
Influencer Jess Hunt has responded to allegations she Photoshopped herself in front of the Eiffel Tower in an Instagram post that went viral earlier this week. The British model was accused of doctoring a video and photos of herself posing in a skimpy dress on the Pont d'Iéna, the bridge that leads to the world-famous Parisian landmark. When contacted for comment by Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday, Jess stood her ground and insisted the post was genuine. 'These pictures weren't Photoshopped; I was genuinely there,' she said. 'I even have a video on the Instagram post of me in front of the Eiffel Tower.' In her video, which was uploaded on Monday, Jess appeared to strut down the middle of the busy road as the Eiffel Tower twinkled in the background. But eagle-eyed sleuths soon noticed several telling clues that suggested she'd actually superimposed her body in front of the scene.
Luke Bryan's good deed goes viral after superstar assists mother whose tire blew out on the road: 'I cannot thank him enough for stopping to help me and my babies!'
Luke Bryan has gone viral on TikTok after he assisted a mother-of-two whose tire blew out on the road over the weekend. Courtney Potts was on her way to her parent's house in Tennessee on Sunday when the blowout forced her to stop on the road and wait for help. But Potts was stunned when none other than Luke, 45, pulled over in his pickup truck to assist her.
Bear drills: Polar giant weighing 1,300 lbs. snoozes through root canal surgery after keepers noticed he had a broken front tooth
Dr Peter Kertesz performed dental surgery on a bear at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The animal doctor carried out a root canal surgery on 94st, three-year-old Sisu. The young bear urgently needed treatment after staff noticed a broken front canine. Dr Kertesz was called in to sedate the powerful animal and carry out an hour-long root canal procedure to fix the tooth. He completed the operation along with dental nurse Monika Mazurkiewicz and a vet specialised in the use of anaesthetics. Charlotte McDonald, the wildlife park's director of animals, confirmed that Sisu is now 'fully recovered'. (Pictured: The sedated three-year-old polar bear Sisu sedated for his root canal surgery)
'I hurt mommy': Chilling words of jealous TikTok star, 29, to his five-year-old daughter after he 'shot dead his estranged wife and her lover after spying on them using listening device in iPad
Ali Abulaban, 29, is accused of shooting his wife, Ana Abulaban, 28, and her friend Rayburn Cadenas Barron, 29, both of San Diego, California. Abulaban was a TikTok star known as JinnKid. In the hours before the killings he is alleged to have installed a listening device onto his daughter's iPad where he could hear his wife and a male friend talking. Barron was shot three times while his wife was shot in the head. Abulaban then picked up his daughter from school and drove off - but he was arrested about 45 minutes later and his child was taken into care. His TikTok account features comedy skits and impersonations of the character Tony Montana from the 1983 film Scarface. Abulaban could face the death penalty if convicted. The shooting happened just before 3pm Thursday in Ana Abulaban's apartment on the 35th floor of the Spire San Diego high-rise. Abulaban confessed to detectives and accused his wife of cheating.
Kueez has rounded up a selection of photos from around the world that were taken just seconds before disaster struck. Pictured top left to right: A woman falling off a swing, a dog about to urinate on a person and a woman dropping her cheesecake. Pictured bottom left to right: A woman falling from her horse, a shopper whose bag broke and a woman about to be bit by a duck.
Surveillance video footage shows the tragic moment Olympic sprinter Álex Quiñónez, 32, and rapper Christopher Arcalla, 24, were executed on a street in Ecuador last week (left). Quiñónez and Arcalla were standing with a group of people when two gunmen stepped out of an SUV in the Guayaquil town of Colinas de la Florida on Friday night. The security camera footage shows a group of men, including Quiñónez, fleeing from the gunmen before one of the assailants opens fire at point-blank range and strikes the Olympian.
Black British actress 'is removed from poster for new Dune movie in China' - six years after John Boyega was 'hidden' in Star Wars promotional material
Sharon Duncan-Brewster, 45, plays ecologist-turned-diplomat Dr Liet Kynes in director Denis Villeneuve's new adaption of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel. She features prominently in the poster released in the UK and US (left) but, according to reports, has been removed from promotion (right) for the film in China. It comes six years after black star John Boyega's image was dramatically reduced in size in the Chinese poster for Sar Wars The Force Awakens. The removal of Ms Duncan-Brewster's image was highlighted by the China Africa Project, a US-based organisation which aims to explore 'every aspect of China's engagement with Africa'.
Mother-of-EIGHT who refuses to buy her children ANY Christmas gifts hits back at critics who branded her 'cold' - insisting her kids are happier than ever with their frugal holiday (which saves her $700 a year)
Decluttering coach Angie Wipf, 35, from Canada, has eight children under the age of 11 and decided in December 2019 to stop buying Christmas gifts. She was buying upwards of 40 presents per year for all of her children - which was costing her hundreds of dollars - and says they only noticed one or two gifts. The mother-of-eight decided to stop spending so much money on so many presents and use the funds saved on family experiences like zoo trips. Angie implemented a Secret Santa style tradition among her children, allowing them to draw one sibling's name from a hat, who they then give a gift to. According to the decluttering expert, this has made her children even more excited about Christmas, while reducing the 'stress' they felt on the holiday. She opened up about her decision on social media, where followers were left divided - with some accusing her of being 'cold' towards her children.
Leopard in a tough spot! Moment big cat is rescued from a well after Indian farmer spots it struggling to keep its head above water
A local farmer spotted the struggling leopard that had fallen into an open well in Belsar village, Maharashtra, Western India. He alerted officials and a wildlife charity that rescued the big cat. The experts used a cage to lift the leopard from the water and take it to a wildlife reserve for treatment.
Footage captured in Ponca City, Oklahoma, shows the two felines given the fright of their life after their owner put on a giant kitten mask. During the clip, the cats are called into the room as their owner carefully adjusts her mask and crouches behind a sofa to spook them. Just seconds later, both cats see the giant kitten mask and run away in fear as their owner laughs at their reaction.
A man ignored warning signs and entered the alligator infested waters of the Lago do Amor in Campo Grande, Brazil before he was attacked by the predatory reptile. Amazingly, the man was able to escape from the alligator and make his way back to shore. He suffered a cut to the arm from the crocodile's jaws but was otherwise uninjured.
'Don't eat my steak!' Phoenix the dog licks her lips but resists the temptation to tuck in when owner tests her willpower
Footage, believed to be captured in the US, shows the patient canine named Phoenix refrain from eating the steak left out in front of her. During the clip, Phoenix's owner warns the dog not to eat the steak before leaving her unattended. The canine places her head on the dinner table and avoids looking at the steak. She momentarily glances at the meat before looking out of the window. More than one minute later, the dog's owner applauds the dog and says: 'Good girl!'
Courtney McClathey, 21, had been enjoying a night out at the Royal Bar pub in Sandy Row, Belfast, with her boyfriend Giordie when a fight broke out behind them as they posed for a picture. Courtney's sister Chelsea caught the hilarious moment a group of men and women squared up and started to scuffle while the oblivious couple continue to smile for the camera. Eventually they turned to see what what was going on and soon realised it had all been caught on video.
American teacher shares what shocked her about shopping at Kmart in Australia - with one feature of the stores' layout leaving her absolutely mystified
An American teacher has revealed exactly what it's like shopping in Kmart in Australia. The young woman likened the experience to falling down the rabbit hole and said she usually walks out with much more than she expected.
The drone pilot fitted the lightbulb to the top of his machine using a wine cork in a dramatic video using a Chinese made DJI Mavic carrying a Insta360 Go2 action camera attached to the rear. The operator needed the camera to monitor the exact position of the bulb in relation to the socket.
Unaware of the fate which awaits it, a tiny piglet (left) stands next to its immobilised mother in the soulless surroundings of an industrial farm. The image is among those which are on the shortlist of the COP26 photo competition, held to raise awareness of the environmental challenges faced by the Earth and humanity. Twenty-six of the world's best photographers have taken part ahead of the COP climate summit in Glasgow next week. The victor, who will win a £500 cash donation to an environmental charity of their choice, will be announced on November 6. The image of the sow and piglet was taken to highlight the harrowing conditions in industrial farms, which heavily contribute to climate change. Also among the images is one of a Golden Eagle (right) feasting on a the carcass of a red deer in the Scottish Highlands. It was taken to highlight how, because the bird is one of the few remaining predators in the region, predator-prey dynamics are crucial to the success of a healthy ecosystem.
Jumbo thirst! Elephant holds hose pipe like it's a drinking straw as she guzzles water at Kenyan wildlife centre
Lemeki is a five-month-old orphan elephant growing up at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Neonate Nursery in the Tsavo Conservation Area, Nairobi. She was rescued as a newborn after being swept down the raging Mara River during a flood but that hasn't put her off water and she loves to wallow in it and drink from the hosepipe.