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Failed Recall of Gavin Newsom Cost California Taxpayers $276 Million

Earlier cost estimates were revised over the summer after the state legislature approved a bill allowing the recall election date to be moved up.
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US ‘deeply alarmed’ by reports of apparent military coup in Sudan
The White House’s stance comes hours after reports emerged that the country’s interim Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok was placed under house arrest and forced to issue a message supporting the coup.
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Brian Laundrie's Cause of Death Remains a Mystery, Family Won't Hold Funeral
"I was told the manner and cause of death were not determined and the remains were sent to an anthropologist [for] further evaluation," Steven Bertolino said.
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Anne Heche claims she was ‘canceled’ because of Ellen DeGeneres romance
The actress admitted to Page Six that she felt "blacklisted" by Hollywood after striking up a romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the '90s.
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It’s Not the “Ahmaud Arbery Trial”
“Black death becomes just another online spectacle when it’s boiled down into something easy to share and easy to manipulate.”
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Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams tests positive for COVID-19, could miss key game vs. Cardinals
Wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive coordinator Joe Barry both tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, possibly leaving them out for a key game.
‘Swear to god, true story,’ Biden says as he tells ‘false’ Amtrak story for 5th time
President Biden on Monday repeated a made up story to illustrate his closeness to Amtrak and a former conductor named Angelo Negri.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘More Than Blue: The Series’ on Netflix, A Tearjerker About Love, Sadness, And Cruel Twists Of Fate
More Than Blue brings the story from the 2018 Taiwanese film of the same name to a series format for Netflix. So, are you ready to get sad? Let's get it on.
US soldier serving overseas indicted for murder of grandfather, great-grandmother
A U.S. Army soldier has been flown back to South Carolina from Germany to face charges that he killed his grandfather and great-grandmother
'Rust' assistant director was fired from previous movie after gun incident injured crew member
Brendan Fraser books DC Comics blockbuster on comeback trail
His specific character is still under wraps; however, fans have speculated that he will portray the villain Firefly.
'I was frustrated': Cancer patient on Florida surgeon general refusing to wear mask
CNN's Ana Cabrera speaks with Florida State Senator Tina Polsky (D), a cancer patient, who asked the state's appointed Surgeon General, Dr. Joesph Ladapo, to put on a mask while meeting with her, a request she says he refused.
Six-year-old survivor of cable car crash must be returned to Italy, court rules
An Israeli court has ruled that a six-year-old child who was the sole survivor of a cable crash accident in Italy in May should be returned to Italy.
Amazon workers in Staten Island file to hold a union election.
The effort could bring a second unionization vote at an Amazon warehouse in less than a year.
OnPolitics: Congress subpoenas mother-daughter duo behind Jan. 6 rally.
Amy and Kylie Jane Kremer, the mother-daughter duo behind the rally before the Jan. 6 insurrection, have been subpoenaed by the House committee.
Ex-NYPD sergeants’ union head Ed Mullins explains offensive ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’ tweets
Mullins -- who is the subject of a federal investigation into alleged misuse of union finances -- took the stand in his administrative trial over the fiery postings last year.
El Chapo appeals his conviction, argues for new trial
Joaquin Guzman was sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty in February 2019 of running an industrial-sized drug trafficking operation.
Super Mario Bros. 2 video game sells for $88K at auction
The Nintendo game had been found still sealed in its original packaging inside of a walk-in closet earlier this year.
Howard University students form campus tent city to protest housing conditions
A tent encampment remains Monday at Howard University, the historically Black college in Washington, D.C., as several dozen students have forgone their dormitories to protest what they describe as unlivable housing conditions, claiming mold, insects and rodents have infested living quarters.
Fresh out of bankruptcy, Hertz orders 100,000 Teslas
Tesla's stock soared to new heights on news of the massive order.
Miami private school nixes 30-day quarantine for vaccinated students
A private school in Miami has reversed course on its controversial plan to force students who got COVID-19 vaccines to quarantine for 30 days, a report said Monday.
Biden coughs into hand, proceeds to shake hands with public while maskless
President Biden coughed into his hand following a Monday speech in New Jersey and proceeded to use it to shake hands with members of the public while not wearing a mask.
The next PS5 restock: Where to buy a PS5 console this holiday season
Looking to buy a PS5? Here's a handy guide for tracking future restocks at retailers like Best Buy, Gamestop and Amazon.
These lemurs could win a Grammy for their rhythmic singing abilities
Researchers discovered indris from Madagascar can sing in multiple intervals, the only lemurs to be able to do so.
These lemurs could win a Grammy for their rhythmic singing abilities
If animals could be nominated for Grammys, these lemurs could win.
These are Amazon's bestselling books of 2021 so far
From nonfiction and self-help titles to picture books and novels, this is a list of the bookseller's top 10 hits
Tennessee State Senator Concealed Transfer of $91K Between Campaigns: Indictment
The Republican state senator, Brian Kelsey, funneled campaign funds, assisted by a local Nashville restaurant owner.
Hilaria Baldwin reacts to 'Rust' shooting: 'My heart is with Halyna... And my Alec'
Hilaria Baldwin says 'it's impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident,'which involved her husband, actor Alec Baldwin.
A man spent $57,789 in coronavirus relief aid on a Pokemon card, the feds say
Authorities didn't say which Pokemon card Vinath Oudomsine allegedly bought with the federal funds, but rare Pokemon cards have sold for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Three found dead at Balboa Island home
Officers found two women and one man dead on Balboa Island in Newport Beach. A second man was taken to a hospital.
Strong storm batters drought-stricken California
A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees, cutting power to 380,000 utility customers and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. (Oct. 25)
German woman sentenced over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun
A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl.
Hideous healthcare hero statues need a facelift
These “healthcare heroes” might make you sick. Shabbily-made statues built to honor medical workers who died during the COVID-19 pandemic are causing an uproar in Denizli, Turkey. While local politicians claim the ugly statues could frighten children, they pale in comparison to this infamous botched Jesus painting.
Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Oct. 18-24)
All the UFC and Bellator fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie in the past week.      Related StoriesUFC 267: Make your predictions for Blachowicz-Teixeira, Sandhagen-YanUFC Fight Night 196 post-event facts: Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa produce record output4 biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night 196: Paulo Costa owed no leniency
Teen gets revenge on adults who shamed her Princess Di homecoming look
The outfit was reminiscent of the Princess of Wales' 1994 black "Revenge Dress."
Longtime NFL official Carl Madsen dead at 71 after incident on way home from Titans-Chiefs game
Longtime NFL official Carl Madsen died on Sunday while returning home from the Kansas City Chiefs-Tennessee Titans game, the league announced Monday. He was 71.
Blue Origin unveils plans for commercial space station
The privately-funded outpost will provide a destination in orbit after the International Space Station is retired.
World Series: 5 Astros players who could be difference makers
The Houston Astros may be the favorites to win the World Series but the team is going to need big-time performances for that to come to fruition.
Reservation App Accused of Scamming Small Businesses, One Owner 'Never Heard of ClassPass'
A customer cited in the class-action suit alleges she was "scammed out of $70" after initially paying for a nail salon manicure and pedicure through ClassPass.
NYC police union sues city over vaccine mandate
New York City's largest police union filed a lawsuit against the city Monday in an effort to overturn a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its members.
Tesla is now worth more than $1 trillion
Tesla just became the sixth company in US history to be worth $1 trillion.
In a new book, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen envision a more unified America
In an NPR interview, the former president and the iconic musician speak about spreading hope amid widespread division and about the "critical patriotism" of Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."
German ISIS bride sentenced to 10 years in prison over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun
A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl.
German ISIS bride sentenced to 10 years in prison over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun
A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl.
Edgar Wright’s horror film/love story ‘Last Night in Soho’ is equal parts delicious and disappointing
Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy star in an uneven homage to the swinging 1960s.
World Series: 5 Braves players who could be difference-makers
The Atlanta Braves are looking to rekindle some of the magic that won them a World Series in 1995.
Republicans, once hesitant to back Herschel Walker, rally to support football star and Senate candidate
Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Republican in party leadership, endorsed Trump-backed Walker on Monday.
Charlottesville "Unite the Right" civil trial begins, 4 years after rally
Twelve Virginia residents will sit on the jury in the civil trial in which white supremacists are accused of orchestrating violence in Charlottesville that left one dead in 2017.
Brendan Fraser Tapped as Villain of HBO Max’s ‘Batgirl’
Fraser will star as Firefly, a sociopath obsessed with pyrotechnics.