Zemari Ahmadi, 43, (inest top left) was driving the 1996 Toyota Corolla that was destroyed in the August 29 drone strike, killing him and nine family members, including seven children (right), according to a New York Times investigation. The Pentagon still acknowledges that only three civilians died, despite the family now detailing how their 10 relatives were killed in the Hellfire missile blast. Ahmadi worked for US-based aid group Nutrition and Education International, and spent the day running routine errands for the group, loading nothing into the car other than jugs full of water (main) to bring home to his family, the Times reported, citing witnesses and surveillance video footage. The Pentagon has insisted that Ahmadi's movements linked him to an ISIS-K safehouse, and that there were explosives in his vehicle intended to be used in a suicide attack on US troops in the final hours of the Kabul evacuation. 'This was a righteous strike,' said Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark A. Milley last week, claiming that Ahmadi was an 'ISIS facilitator'.
'That's correct': Psaki brushes off question over why Biden is mandating vaccines for companies with 100 employees but NOT migrants coming across the border in feisty exchange with Peter Doocy from Fox News
White House press secretary brushed off a question Friday about why businesses must require vaccinations for their employees but there isn't a policy for vaccinating immigrants. The Homeland Security Department said in a report early last month that it was monitoring the situation at the border but did not make a final decision on whether to provide Johnson & Johnson shots to migrants who come into US custody. She got asked about the juxtaposed policies by Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy, who regularly peppers Biden with questions about the border. The reporter at first asked her 'why is it it that you're trying to require anybody with a job, or anybody who has a job, or anybody who goes to school, to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but you're not requiring that of migrants who continue to walk across the southern border.'
Prince Andrew's lawyers 'claim court papers in Virginia Roberts rape case were NOT properly served as they plan to boycott court hearing and hope to get case thrown out on a technicality'
Prince Andrew has finally been served legal papers over a civil case for rape and sexual assault. They were accepted by the security chief at his Windsor home after weeks of 'avoiding' officials, court documents dramatically revealed. It appeared last night however that Andrew's lawyers claim the papers were not properly served and plan to boycott Monday's court hearing into the accusations lodged by Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Roberts.
Moment Florida deputy gets shot and beaten with butt of AR-15-style rifle by passenger who burst out of car during traffic stop before cop's partner saves his life by killing career criminal in shootout
Dashcam footage shows the moment deputies Brian Potters (top left) and Tyler Thoman (top right) were ambushed by a gunman, prompting a shootout leaving suspect Paris Wilder (bottom right), 38, dead and Potters severely injured. The officers pulled over a car on West New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, Florida, in a routine traffic stop off of I-95 on Monday, August 30. When Potters asked a passenger to exit the car, Wilder jumped out 'with a small stock AR-15-styled rifle' and started shooting. He then used the butt of the gun to beat Potters, prompting Thoman to use fatal force to 'eliminate the threat'. Wilder was a career criminal with 40 previous arrests and the Sheriff's Office said he was out on bond avoiding another arrest when the shooting took place. The investigation is ongoing and both deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is customary in all deputy-involved shootings.
How YOU will be impacted by Biden's vaccine mandate: Inside the details of the sweeping new rules for 100 million Americans including when it begins and how it will be enforced (and if it's legal)
President Biden announced aggressive new measures to ramp up COVID vaccinations in the US that will affect roughly two-thirds of the entire American workforce. That comes out to about 100 million Americans, including 80 million private sector employees and others under OSHA jurisdiction. The governors of several states are already readying to mount legal challenges to the unprecedented new rule. Here's what we know so far on who exactly is affected, who isn't, whether it's legal and how the Supreme Court ruled in its two previous vaccine mandate cases.
Comedian Kate Quigley revealed she 'microdoses shrooms' daily and recalled smelling 'bad odors' in laced cocaine in podcast interview just three days before fentanyl OD that killed three of her friends
Comedian Kate Quigley overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine at her Venice Beach home Saturday but survived. Comedians Fuquan Johnson, 42, Enrico Colangeli, 48, and Natalie Williamson, 33, overdosed and died at Quigley's house party. Quigley opened up about her drug-taking, partying and even shoplifting during the pandemic on a podcast interview just three days before the overdose. In the interview on podcast Uncle Joey's Joint, Quigley, 39, and comedian Joey Diaz discussed the alcohol and drug addictions rife among comedians. 'I did start microdosing mushrooms during this whole period. Holy s*** that has helped me so much with everything, anxiety, depression, everything,' she said. Diaz discussed dirty cuts of cocaine, with Quigley agreeing that she too had 'smelled' bad odors in the drugs she snorted.
'Don't blame the terrorists for 9/11': Florida college students say worst attack on US soil should be taught without 'placing blame' to avoid Islamophobia and curriculum should not perpetuate 'American exceptionalism'
Students from the University of Florida believe that education about the 9/11 attacks 'should avoid placing blame' and 'American exceptionalism,' according to a student reporter. Campus Reformer student reporter Ophelie Jacobson spoke with students on her campus to discuss their opinions how on how the attacks of 9/11 should be taught. Most students said that they did not remember learning about the 9/11 attacks extensively during their schooling. The students were resistant to curriculums that they worried would instill ideas of Islamaphobia, Imperialism, Colonialism, and American exceptionalism.
'New York went from a playground to a graveyard': On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, figures from TV, politics and news recall shocking moment they saw towers collapse - and the horror they felt at realization the world was forever changed
On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists successfully hijacked four planes. At 8:46am, hijackers crashed an American Airlines plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. A second plane was flown into the South Tower just over 15 minutes later, at 9:03am. Hijackers then crashed a plane into the Pentagon at 9:37am. By 10:30am, both towers had collapsed, leaving a wake of devastation and covering downtown New York in a black cloud of debris and rubble. Now, figures from media, entertainment, politics, and medicine - including Ashleigh Banfield (top left), Michael Rapaport (bottom left) and Martha Stewart (bottom center) - are speaking out to share their memories of that day, revealing the recollections that are forever seared into their minds. Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley (bottom right) recalled racing to get her daughter Hannah out of school, while Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed how he was performing open heart surgery when he heard about the attacks. Cindy McCain (top right), wife of late US Senator John McCain, shared her fears for her husband, who was supposed to have been attending a meeting at the Pentagon when it was hit by a plane.
Greek Orthodox church completely destroyed on 9/11 has been rebuilt in the shadow of the Freedom Tower and will reopen TONIGHT for 20th anniversary
St. Nicholas Church, which was the only house of worship destroyed during the 9/11 attacks, will reopen with a lighting ceremony on Friday ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attacks. The original building at 155 Cedar Street was first converted to a church in 1916. The new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine is located at 130 Liberty Street cross the street from the 9/11 Memorial South Pool and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Vicar General Father Alexander Karloutsos said he wants the new St. Nicholas Church to honor the 3,000 lives 'that no longer bring love and warmth to those around them and so we believe that this shrine will be their light.' Father Alexander said the church wants to offer reflection and meditation to those of all faiths. While continuing to serve as a house of worship the new church will now also host events and exhibitions to commensurate the tragedy of the lives lost on September 1, 2001.
Virginia officials ABANDON search for 1887 time capsule buried under Robert E. Lee statue that was said to contain picture of Abraham Lincoln in his coffin
After a 12 hour search construction crew (pictured) called it quits on the search for an 1887 time capsule in the pedestal of the toppled Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia. Crews worked tirelessly on Thursday and ended up removing up to 8,000 pounds of granite blocks from the base of the 40ft concrete pedestal in search for the copper box filled with Civil War relics would be found. Clark Mercer, chief of staff for Gov. Ralph Northam called it a night and said the search was over Thursday night: 'The search for this moldy Confederate box is over. We're moving on.'
'Have at it. We're playing for real here': Biden takes on Republicans threatening to overturn his vaccine mandates and attacks them for being 'cavalier with kids' health' at school speech with Jill
President Joe Biden brushed back at Republicans who have vowed to go to court to overturn his 'unconstitutional' vaccine mandates, telling them: 'Have at it.' Biden issued the taunt to his rivals while visiting a DC school, where he touted his plan to require school officials to get vaccinated if their school or district takes federal money, as part of a sweeping series of vaccine mandates that also includes all federal workers and contractors. He was asked how he would respond to GOP governors and critics who have vowed to sue and accused him of 'overreach.' 'Have at it,' Biden responded, while touring a DC school that is educating masked students in a highly vaccinated environment. 'I am so disappointed that particularly some Republican governors have been so cavalier with the health of these kids, so cavalier with the health of their communities,' he said. The Republican National Committee threatened to sue to roll back Biden's new vaccine orders within hours after he issued them Thursday, calling the effort 'unconstitutional.' 'Many small businesses and workers do not have the money or legal resources to fight Biden's unconstitutional actions and authoritarian decrees,' RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
Kali Cook, on the left and right, became the youngest COVID death in Galveston County, Texas, since the pandemic began. Her mother, Karra Harwood, center, contracted the virus on Monday and the infection spread to her daughter, fiancé, and 5-month-old son, who was hospitalized. Harwood said her daughter had no diagnosed immune disorders or other health conditions. She added that she regretted not getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Wendy Williams appears sickly in a bathrobe and hospital socks on the wet NYC sidewalk the day after announcing she's canceled promotional events for her show due to 'ongoing health issues'
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Wendy Williams stepping out of a black SUV wearing a gold and cream robe and blue socks as she walked on the wet New York City pavement Friday. The TV host appeared to look sickly as she was led by hand into her apartment by an unidentified man. The sighting comes a day after her show revealed she's canceled all promotional events to deal with 'ongoing health issues'. A statement posted to Instagram Thursday read, 'Wendy is dealing with some ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations'. There was no mention of what exactly Wendy, 57, was grappling with, but last year she took a break from her daytime show while she battled Graves' disease. In 2019, DailyMail.com revealed the host had been secretly treated at a sober living residential facility for addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.
Denise Richards' daughter Sam, 17, posts video branding her mother 'abusive' and claims she has moved out the 'hell house,' dropped out of high school and is living with dad Charlie Sheen
Denise Richards' daughter Sam made some shocking claims during a TikTik video shared this week. The 17-year-old said that living with Denise, 50, and stepfather Aaron Phypers, 48, had been like 'hell' and also 'abusive,' causing her to not eat or sleep which led to her becoming 'insanely depressed.' The Southern California-raised teen added in another clip that now that she has moved out of the house and is likely with father Charlie Sheen, she has dropped out of high school, she feels 'self love' and has had a 'spiritual awakening.'
Venice Film Festival 2021: Jennifer Lopez sizzles in low-cut white gown as she makes first red carpet appearance with beau Ben Affleck since their reunion at the star-studded The Last Duel premiere alongside his co-stars Jodie Comer and Matt Damon
Jennifer Lopez made her first red carpet appearance with her beau Ben Affleck since their reunion at the star-studded premiere for his film The Last Duel during Venice Film Festival 2021 on Friday night. The singer and actress, 52, sizzled in a low-cut white gown adorned with silver detailing around the cleavage as she kissed and cosied up to her handsome boyfriend, 49, during the event also attended by his co-stars Matt Damon and Jodie Comer. J-Lo teased a hint of her ample assets in the eye-catching dress which also featured a daring thigh-split and fishtail design as she worked her best angles for the camera.
'Our only choice was to ram it': Air Force pilots recall knowing they had launched a SUICIDE mission to bring down United 93 on 9/11 because there was no time to arm their jets before takeoff
Lieutenant General Marc Sasseville (left) and Heather Penney (right) set out on a suicide mission to stop hijacked United Flight 93 headed to the capital on 9/11. The pilots took it upon themselves to immediately take off in their F-16s and didn't have time to arm their jet with missiles or complete a pre-flight check. 'Our only choice was going to be to ram the airliner,' Penney said, adding that Sasseville took the cockpit 'to aim at the terrorists' and she 'would take the tail'. 'I genuinely believed that was going to be the last time I took off. If we did it right, this would be it,' Penney said of the plan to use themselves as kamikazes. But unbeknownst to them when they took off, the passengers of Flight 93 had already fought back and drove the plane into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania (inset). All 44 passengers on board Flight 93 were killed in the crash-landing and it was the only hijacked plane on 9/11 not to hit its intended target.
Instagram star countersues Las Vegas timeshare mogul for $2 BILLION claiming he sexually assaulted her and then lavished her with gifts - including $70k of Louboutins - to keep her quiet
Multimillionaire Las Vegas timeshare tycoon Stephen J Cloobeck, 59, sued his Canadian ex-girlfriend Stefanie Gurzanski, 26, back in March and claimed she secretly took nude photos in his mansions and jets to sell on OnlyFans, where she goes by Baby G. Gurzanski also is well known for her racy photos on Instagram, where she has 1.8million followers. Cloobeck also accused her of duping him out of $1.3million to lavish her with expensive gifts. Six months later Gurzanski has countersued over claims her ex, who she dated for only five months, defamed and sexually assaulted her, according to Page Six. The lawsuit said that in July 2020, on the first day the two met in Cloobeck's home for lunch, an acquaintance left the pair alone and 'Cloobeck, without permission or consent, proceeded to stand up, forcibly grab Ms Gurzanski, pull up her dress and put his head between her legs,' as reported by Page Six.
Busted! Toe-curling messages capture the moment cheaters were caught out - including the wives who received texts meant for their husbands' mistresses
These unfaithful partners from around the world were all exposed when they sent incriminating notes to the wrong person - including their trusting better halves. The texts, collated in an online gallery on Traveler Door, captured some of the senders trying desperately to save their relationship after being caught. Here, FEMAIL rounds up some of the most cringeworthy examples.
Dirty Politics! California recall candidate Kevin Kiley spotted picking up trash in LA in final stretch of special election to remove Governor Gavin Newsom
With just four days to go in the special election to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom from office, one of the candidates running for his job was seen picking up trash in Los Angeles on a very hot Labor Day. California State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley stopped by Kitson at noon Monday to meet and greet supporters and to pose in front of a window dedicated to him and the voter-initiated recall slated for September 14. Several business owners along Robertson Boulevard expressed their concern about the trash and dangerous waste left behind in back alleys by 'un-housed' residents in the area on a daily basis. After residents took the 36-year-old Republican to see the mess, he volunteered to help clean up despite being dressed in a tailored suit.
Celebrated photographer releases never-before-seen images of punk rock legends like The Sex Pistols, The Clash and tells the story of the time Billy Idol offered him a 'gallon bag of coke'
Photographer Michael Grecco recalls the decade he embedded himself in the festering underground of punk music during the late 1970s and 80s. As a college student, he went out every night, trolling the bowels of Boston from one basement to the next, always with a camera in hand. The result is a stunning time-capsule archive that features previously unseen images of The Sex Pistols, The Clash (left), The Ramones, Billy Idol, The Cramps, Buzzcocks, The Talking Heads (right), Joan Jett, Siouxsie and the Banshees (inset) and The Dead Kennedys. His portraits of these infamous iconoclasts capture the punk rock rebellion in its very nascent years - before they went on to become legends. He spills the lurid details from his years spent as punk rock 'chronicler and participant' with an exclusive set of never-before-seen pictures with DailyMail.com. 'You slept with someone new every night, you were always doing drugs, you were always drinking too much. I was having not just fun, but debauched fun.'
That's not what you want to show off on your coffee table: Eagle-eyed customers spot WHITE SUPREMACY book used as a prop by Wayfair in furniture advert
The poster, who goes by @TMHaltom on the social media site, noticed that an ad for a Wayfair coffee table had a sample book simply titled 'WHITE SUPREMACY' on it. 'The not-so-subliminal messaging of coffee table books on Wayfair is... a choice,' he wrote. 'Why yes, it does appear to say 'white supremacy' backwards.'
College student draws up a 17-page CONTRACT for her boyfriend of TWO WEEKS, outlining 'objectives' and 'boundaries' - and stipulating that she wants a 'romantic gesture' every two weeks
Annie Wright, 21, and Michael Head, 23, met on Tinder last October in Atlanta, Georgia. Annie had previously been in a toxic relationship and wanted to lay 'ground rules' for this one, so she jokingly suggested a contract - and Michael agreed. They drew up the document together where they shared their expectations for one another, including boundaries and needs. Annie's love language is gifts, so Michael buys her flowers when he goes to the gas station; because his is quality time, she accompanies him to the gym. She said the contract has been 'a game changer' and 'the best thing ever' and they plan to rewrite it now that they've been together for a year.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's infamous Oprah interview is met with BOOS and JEERS at UK National Television Awards when clip is played during a 'TV Moments' montage
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive Oprah interview was met with boos when a clip was aired at Thursday's National Television Awards. After Sir Trevor McDonald introduced the collection of the year's most iconic TV moments, a montage aired with scenes from the Royals' interviews included at the ceremony which was held at London's 02 Arena. While the booing did not appear on-screen for the live telecast, attendees report the audience jeered once the duo appeared on-screen in the infamous interview.
'It's the end of the world!': Incredible blue flashes light up the Mexico City sky in the wake of 7.0 earthquake 230 MILES away in Acapulco - sparking 'apocalypse' to trend on social media
Mexico City residents feared the 'apocalypse' was happening on Tuesday night after seeing blue flashes of light across the sky in the wake of a 7.0 earthquake. Twitter users posted videos of the rare natural light show prompting a trend under the tag Apocalipsis, which is Spanish for Apocalypse. However, they were likely witnessing an unexplained phenomenon known as 'earthquake lights'.
Busted! Woman calls out her boyfriend on TikTok after finding a video of him MOCKING the scrambled eggs, bacon, and oatmeal with apple slices that she made him for breakfast
Jakia Rose, 20, from New York, took to TikTok this week to upload footage of her man taking a swipe at the well-balanced meal she had prepared. In the clip, her boyfriend said the breakfast 'looks like s**t' while pointing the camera at his plate filled with eggs, bacon, and a bowl of oatmeal. The TikTok has earned more than 1.1 million views as well as hundreds of comments, many of which came from people who were outraged on her behalf. Jakia explained in the comments that it was her first time cooking oatmeal, and in a follow-up, she said that he had actually filmed the video in front of her. She claimed he was 'joking' in the clip, which she later found saved on his phone.
Grief-stricken Putin bids farewell at the open coffin of minister - and former personal bodyguard - who was killed saving film-maker during Arctic military exercise
A grief-stricken Vladimir Putin appeared devastated as he bade farewell today to the open coffin of his emergencies minister - and former personal bodyguard - who died on Tuesday 'trying to save a man'. The Russian leader twice rested his head on the coffin of Yevgeny Zinichev, 55, which was draped in the country's tricolour flag. Putin then sat with the minister's widow Natalya and son Denis at the funeral ceremony. He twice approached the open coffin, bowing his head, and as he walked away appeared distraught. Putin has spoken of his 'irreplaceable personal loss' in losing Zinichev - a former FSB deputy director - who he called a man of 'incredible inner strength, courage and bravery'. Zinichev died while trying to save documentary filmmaker Alexander Melnik, 63, who had fallen into icy water while taping an Arctic military drill on Tuesday.
The world's best superyachts of 2021 revealed - including a British-built floating 'work of art' and boats featuring a tai chi studio and a glass-backed infinity pool
The world's most luxurious superyachts have been named at a prestigious awards ceremony in Monaco. Fourteen trophies were handed out to 12 stunning vessels at Boat International's World Superyacht Awards , with the British-built 33.9m (111ft) Geist (top left and top right) taking home the coveted award for Sailing Yacht of the Year and the 80m (262ft) Artefact (inset) - with its tai chi room, spa and 'cosmic dining table' - being crowned Motor Yacht of the Year.
Filmed in 2020 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre, Diana stars Jeanna de Waal in the title role and explores the crumbling of her marriage to Prince Charles (main).With a release date of October 1 on the streaming service, scenes in the trailer show the late royal kissing the Prince of Wales, played by Roe Hartrampf, on their wedding day, meeting the Queen, played by Judy Kaye, and introducing a baby Prince William to the world (inset).
Moped-riding 'serial groper' who drives up to girls as young as 11, grabs their breasts and then flees, attacks at least nine victims in just one month in Manhattan
Nine women in Manhattan - including an 11-year-old girl - have been victimized by a pervert on a scooter who sidles up to victims on his bikes, gropes their breasts abruptly and without a word, then speeds away. Since August 2, after his suspected first assault in Midtown at Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street, police have been unable to track down the roving degenerate; NYPD Crime Stoppers offered $3,500 on August 31 for any tips leading to his capture.
Paulina Porizkova bursts into tears while undergoing 'tapping' therapy as she details how holistic treatment helped her at a time when she felt like she was 'truly drowning'
Porizkova, 56, took to Instagram on Friday to share a video of her recent session with emotional freedom technique (EFT) practitioner Brad Yates on Friday. The footage shows her crying as she taps her head, face, and chest with her fingers while Yates walks her through her emotional issues via Zoom. EFT, also known as the tapping technique, is used to relieve anxiety and emotional pain by tapping on pressure points. Porizkova said she discovered tapping a year ago when she was 'truly drowning,' saying she was skeptical at first but it 'actually works.' Her recent session was about feeling 'dumped' after the end of a relationship, but she insisted it had 'nothing at all to do' with her ex-boyfriend Aaron Sorkin. It's unclear how much she paid for the therapy, but a year of one-on-one coaching with Yates costs $20,000 upfront or 10 monthly payments of $2,5000. Porizkova has been candid about her struggles with depression, anxiety, and anger following her estranged husband Ric Ocasek's death in September 2019. They were going through a divorce when The Cars frontman secretly cut her out of his will and left her without any money, including her own earnings.
And for starters I'll have the duckling: Merciless heron switches from hunting fish after baby bird paddles a little too close
A hungry great blue heron snapped up a quick bite to eat while wading in a Huntington Beach, California pond. Its prey, a small duckling, swam a little too close to the predator and began trapped in its strong grasp. The bird wrangled and cried, but could ultimately became lunch for the meat-eating heron. Although herons typically prefer fish, they're known to eat mice, insects, and even baby birds. A photographer captured the duckling's final moments.
Queen Letizia of Spain, 48, attended the opening of Madrid's 80th book fair today. For the occasion, the stylish mother-of-two wore an eye-catching form-fitting blue dress with berry coloured Carolina Herrera heels. Looking in good spirits, Letizia, met with book sellers and checked out the titles they had on offer during the event, which took place at El Retiro park, in the centre of the capital.
New bodycam video captures police standoff with armed California father who shot dead his wife, their two sons and a sheriff's deputy before being killed
The Kern County Sheriff's Office in California has released body camera and security video from a July 25 hostage situation, during which Jose Ramirez Jr (circled in red, center) shot and killed four people, including his wife, Vivian Ramirez, 42 (top right corner), their sons, Jose Ramirez III, 24 (pictured in black beanie), and Angel Ramirez, 17 (bottom right corner), and Kern County Sheriff's Deputy Phillip Campas (pictured next to wife). Cops shot Ramirez Jr dead after a five-hour armed standoff.
Not so bird-brained after all! Disabled parrot who lost half of his beak in trap accident is spotted using PEBBLES to preen his features
Bruce is a kea, or 'Nestor notabilis', who has lived in the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch, New Zealand ever since he recovered from his accident. His behaviour was recorded by experts from the University of Auckland over the course of nine days after being first noticed by keepers at Willowbank back in 2019. Keas have previously been observed using tools to open boxes, this is the first confirmed report of one using a tool for self care.