The Taliban's spokesman issued the sternest threat yet to Biden on Monday morning, saying there will be 'consequences' if US troops - who are holed up at the airport in Kabul evacuating tens of thousands of people - don't leave in the next eight days. Biden and his administration have no idea how many Americans remain trapped in Afghanistan, unable to get to the airport to get on an evacuation flight out. With no numbers on how many Americans remain in the country, much less where those Americans are, it's growing increasingly unlikely that they will be able to fulfil their promise of getting everyone out in eight days and the longer the US citizens remain behind enemy lines in Kabul, the more perilous their situation becomes. But the President is refusing to address the increasingly dangerous situation and his team of advisors are not offering any solid information on how they're going to address it either.
Get vaxxed or else: Biden tells companies to start ordering employees to get vaccines after FDA formally approves Pfizer shot - but refuses to take any questions about Afghanistan debacle
President Joe Biden urged American companies on Monday to begin ordering staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as he celebrated the FDA's final approval of the Pfizer vaccine. Biden made the announcement and then refused to answer questions about the crisis in Afghanistan. The president tried to battered by weeks of negative headlines, from spiking cases of COVID-19 to the collapse of the Afghan government and plunging poll numbers. Major organizations like Amtrak, Walt Disney and Walmart have already required their workers to be immunized and the Pentagon have said they will mandate all troops. But Biden's calls for all companies to make their requirements stricter will face calls of federal government overreach and legal challenges. States including Florida and Texas have already fought back against vaccine mandates and believe it is a personal choice for Americans to get the shot. Biden, speaking at the White House, portrayed it as a huge victory even though it will be of limited practical value months after the vaccination received emergency approval.
White House demands apology from Fox News after 'disgusting' host says Jill Biden 'failed the country' by letting her 'mentally frail' husband Joe run for president
Jill Biden's press secretary is demanding that Fox News apologize for a Fox & Friends host's Sunday comments that seemed to partially blame the first lady for the Afghanistan crisis. Rachel Campos-Duffy claimed Dr. Biden should have 'loved her husband' and told him not to run for president in 2020. She also called the president 'mentally frail' and agreed with prior comments that he diminished the US's global standing with his handling of the evacuation. It comes as a recent poll suggests that voters also have some doubts about Biden's mental acuity.
Former Bruins star Jimmy Hayes dies aged 31: Ex-NHL player is pronounced dead at his Boston home after celebrating son's second birthday as cause of death is investigated
Jimmy Hayes, who won an NCAA hockey championship at Boston College and played two of his seven NHL seasons with the Bruins, died unexpectedly Monday morning. He was 31. Law enforcement and first responders went to Hayes's home in Milton, a suburb of Boston, where he was pronounced dead, a law enforcement official said. His death is not considered suspicious. The cause of death was not immediately available. Hayes, a 6-foot-5-inch, 215-pound right winger, played 334 games in the NHL for four teams, including the Bruins from 2015-17. He scored a total of 54 goals and 109 points for the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Bruins, and New Jersey Devils. He had 15 goals and 33 points in 133 games for Boston.
Who will care for Captain? Movers arrive at the Governor's mansion for Cuomo's final day in office but his dog Captain is LEFT BEHIND and he asks staff if anyone wants the rescue pup
Outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reportedly abandoned his dog Captain as the final belongings were moved out of the executive mansion Monday, his last day in office. Cuomo is stepping down in the aftermath of a report by the state attorney general that found he sexually harassed 11 women. On Friday, moving trucks were seen transporting his belongings to the Westchester home of his sister Maria Cole.
PICTURED: Liquor CEO, 46, plummeted to his death while attempting BACKFLIP on balcony at Citi Field during Grateful Dead tribute band concert
Ian Crystal (left), 46, died Friday night while trying to do a flip on the fifth-floor balcony at Citi Field during intermission at the Dead & Company concert (right). Police say Crystal was possibly inebriated while attempting the flip. Crystal was the CEO and co-founder of Evolution Spirits Inc., the company that created Monkey Rum. The self-proclaimed innovator was known for his creativity, passion for adventure and devotion this his dog, Beatrice. His loved ones have called his passing 'devastating' and say he 'will be truly missed by many'.
Disbarred and disgraced Tom Girardi is seen moving into an assisted living facility after being forced to give up $246 million luxury life as he faces bankruptcy amid embezzlement scandal
He once had an estimated fortune valued at $264million. But amid his bankruptcy woes, allegations of embezzlement, and ailing health, Tom Girardi is now saying goodbye to living lavishly in his $13 million Pasadena mansion after checking into a senior living home in Burbank, California, DailyMail.com can reveal. The estranged husband of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne was pictured looking frail on Sunday, as he was helped into his new abode, following reports that earlier this year he was diagnosed with dementia and late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Girardi was seen taking a look around his new no-frills surroundings as he took down his face mask, while dressed comfortably in grey trousers and a sweatshirt.
Aspiring R&B singer testifies R Kelly told her he needed to relieve himself sexually before he could hear her sing after luring her to his hotel: Sobbing witness tells jury star gave her herpes when she was 17
An R Kelly accuser known as 'Jane Doe 5' or 'Zel' testified on Monday that in 2015, when she was 17, he pressured her into oral sex before an audition in his hotel room in Orlando, and later gave her herpes. 'Zel' took the stand on the fourth day of Kelly's federal racketeering trial, after the jury heard from the singer's former tour manager about Aaliyah's pregnancy scare.
White House blames TRUMP for the slow visa process for Afghan allies and insists they will somehow help locals leave past the August 31 withdrawal deadline: 20,000 are still waiting for evacuation while facing Taliban threats
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan pointed at the Trump administration Monday for a backlog in special immigrant visas for Afghans. 'When we took office in January, the Trump Administration had not processed a single Special Immigrant Visa since March of 2020,' he said at the White House. There are an estimated 20,000 Afghans waiting for visa processing - but just seven days until the U.S. bumps against a withdrawal deadline.
'I may need work after this, I'd make a good ball boy': Out of touch Biden JOKES with WNBA champs Seattle Storm and praises Kamala as his catastrophe unfolds in Afghanistan
President Joe Biden praised Kamala Harris during an event with the WNBA champions Seattle Storm on Monday and joked he may need a job soon, volunteering his services as ball boy. Biden thanked the four-time championship women's basketball team for being an inspiration to women and girls around the world, saying it was important because 'until they see it, till they watch, it becomes real.' 'That's why we have a female vice president,' he added, saying he expects 'we're going to have some presidents pretty soon.'
The day Taliban captured and executed well-known Afghan TikTok comedian - who carried on telling jokes about the militia even as they dragged him away
This is the moment an Afghan comedian continued mocking the Taliban as fighters from the insurgent group dragged him away from his home before later executing him by firing squad. In a viral video filmed at the end of July, Nazar Mohammad, better known as Khasha Zwan, can be seen in the back of a car with an insurgent on either side of him - one of them brandishing a Kalashnikov machine gun. The brave comic - known for his TikTok videos - continues making jokes about the group, causing the Taliban fighter to his right to begin slapping him across the face. The man to his left is seen laughing throughout before menacingly switching his gun for an even bigger-looking firearm.
'She's the VP NOT the Joker': Meghan McCain slams Kamala Harris for LAUGHING at reporter who asked about Afghanistan crisis 'like she's walking onto a late night show'
Meghan McCain slammed Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, after a video of her nervously laughing at a reporter's question about Americans trying to flee Afghanistan went viral. In a tweet, McCain compared Harris' laughter to that of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker in the eponymous 2019 movie, in which the Joker suffers from a mental illness that causes him to laugh uncontrollably - even at inappropriate times. McCain also said the vice president should have been able to train herself not to laugh at difficult questions by now, a problem Harris has come under fire for in the past.
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Not for the first time, Joe Biden (left) was late for his own press conference. Before he got round to Afghanistan, he wanted to deliver an update on his administration's response to Tropical Storm Henri (top), which had earlier made landfall in Rhode Island. The President had just been briefed by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA. 'I can't think of anyone better to lead this operation than, er, um, er . . . ' he mumbled, as he hastily consulted his notes. Biden couldn't even remember the name of the woman in charge of FEMA, someone he had been speaking to just a couple of minutes earlier. Not only that, she was sitting in front of him.Millions of television viewers saw Sleepy Joe experience yet another embarrassing senior moment. This latest lapse of memory was reminiscent of the scene during a presidential visit to a Michigan farm shop recently. The female assistant behind the ice cream counter asked him a fairly straightforward question about Russian cyber hacking. (Pictured, bottom, people in Kabul attempting to flee, right, Kamala Harris.)
Iowa Rep. Carter Nordman (inset) is facing backlash for a constituent over the recent passage of his bill requiring recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools (right). The representative shared a recording of a voicemail (left) on Twitter in which a woman accuses him of encouraging 'White nationalism' in the state's education system. She said: 'When did we start teaching White nationalism in schools? Because that's exactly what the f**k you're doing, sir, and you have absolutely no right to require something like that'. Nordman, who has routinely stood by the pledge, argues that reciting it in the classroom is good for students, the state of Iowa and the U.S. as a whole. He claims the 'pledge of allegiance can unite us all and do a lot of good for everybody'.
Troubled Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Nicholas Brendon is arrested for 'fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs' after being pulled over for 'swerving all over the road'
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Criminal Minds star Nicholas Brendon was arrested last Wednesday in Indiana for allegedly using a false ID to purchase prescription pills. Police alleged that they observed him driving erratically before pulling him over, and noticed he 'appeared nervous due to visibly racing pulse on his neck and shaking hands.' He then allegedly showed him a California ID for Kelton Schultz. Police then allegedly found prescriptions in the vehicle for Schultz. After determining Brendon's true identity, he was arrested and charged with fraudulently buying prescription pills.
Stone-faced Barry Morphew hears how his cheating wife Suzanne told him 'I'm done' just three days before she vanished and authorities found her abandoned purse loaded with cash
Barry Morphew is in court today for the third day of a preliminary hearing wearing a gray suit, dark tie and white shirt, and clutching an orange envelope. The court in Salida, Colorado, heard that his missing wife Suzanne sent Barry a message saying 'I'm done' three days before she vanished. Morphew is charged with Suzanne's murder and her body has never been found. Earlier this month, it was revealed that she'd been having a two-year affair with Jeff Libler, who she went to high school with. She spent her final days messaging her married lover Lidler, telling him her husband is never around and that she was 'spying' on him. Her final message to Lidler came the day before she disappeared, with Suzanne complaining of Barry: 'He's always gone somewhere. It never stops'. It's unclear if Barry discovered the affair but he told a female friend that Suzanne had slept with 'a man in a basement'.
'I am not scared to die, I am just sad': Mother, 27, reveals she was diagnosed with terminal skin cancer after ignoring a 'suspicious' mole for three years - as she urges others to get their skin checked
Kassidy Pierson, from Minnesota, has been documenting her battle with skin cancer in a series of viral TikTok videos. The mother-of-one first spotted changes to a mole on her inner thigh when she was 18 (seen left); it began changing shape, size and color, and was itchy and dry. She didn't realize that these were all symptoms of melanoma and ignored them. Kassidy was pregnant at the time and did not have health insurance, so she waited to have her skin checked until she was 21 - and discovered she had cancer. She was diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and began undergoing intensive treatment, including radiation and surgery. Kassidy was initially diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma, meaning that the cancer had spread, and one year later, doctors revealed it had progressed to stage 4. Earlier this year, Kassidy learned that her cancer is terminal, and she was advised to go on hospice, something that she is now documenting on TikTok.
The godmother of gossip: Famed New York columnist Cindy Adams, 91, dishes dirt on her close friendships with dictators, dilettantes and 'The Donald' in new docuseries
Cindy Adams, the 91-year-old wisecracking grand dame of tattle has been a New York City mainstay for the last 40 years. Now Adams and her iconic column for the New York Post take center stage in a rare role-reversal for a new Showtime docu-series titled, Gossip. Sitting in her splendid Park Avenue penthouse (bottom right), Adams tells director Jenny Carchman the story of how she went from a poor Brooklyn beauty queen to the 'sustaining heartbeat' of New York City as its most enduring celebrity columnist. Her colossal black book overflows with connections to presidents, politicians, moguls, movie-stars, mistresses, scoundrels, royals, heiresses and dictators. She's a life-long intimate of Donald Trump (top right), best friends with Judge Judy and pal to some of history's most questionable and sordid characters: Roy Cohn, Imelda Marcos, Leona Helmsley, the Shah of Iran, General Manuel Noriega - the more controversial the better. She credits her career to her late husband, Joey Adams (inset) - a well-connected 'Borscht Belt' comedian that introduced her to a colossal rolodex of celebrities and politicians including Ronald Raegan, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and the Kennedys.
Cruellest twist of Britain's first £1m kidnap: They wanted Rupert Murdoch's wife... but snatched the wrong woman. Now her family pray a TV documentary 50 years on could yet crack the intriguing case
Murial (pictured bottom centre) had been snatched by mistake. Her abductors had planned to target Anna Murdoch, the 25-year-old wife of newspaper tycoon Rupert Murdoch (left). Their taking of a middle-aged housewife was just one of a catalogue of bungles by both the criminals and the police pursuing them, as a recent Sky documentary explained. With detectives adopting bizarre disguises in their attempts to outwit the kidnappers, who in turn were very far from criminal masterminds, there are elements of the story which beggar belief in the desperate search for Muriel. (Pictured right, police searching Wimbledon for Muriel, bottom right, a farmhouse in Hertfordshire that police searched.)
George W. Bush's CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden calls Trump supporters 'our Taliban' and suggests sending the 'the MAGA-wearing unvaxxed' on planes to Afghanistan
Retired top general and intel community veteran Michael Hayden sparked outrage on Twitter over the weekend for suggesting unvaccinated Trump supporters being sent to Afghanistan is a 'good idea.' His comment comes after Donald Trump held a rally in Cullman, Alabama despite the city declaring a state of emergency over COVID. Hayden was first appointed to the Clinton administration before serving a variety of roles under George W. Bush.
Moment TikToker plunges 160ft to her death while posing for sunset selfie videos on a Turkish rooftop
Kubra Dogan, 23, was visiting 16-year-old cousin Helen on Friday at her family's apartment in Istanbul, Turkey, when the pair decided to film content for TikTok on the roof. The sun was setting over the city and the duo clambered up onto the rooftop to film the sunset and take selfies. Dogan stepped off the roof onto what appears to be a grey plastic covering, which immediately ripped and sent the TikToker plunging 160 feet to the street below.
Beanie Feldstein admits she felt out of her 'comfort place' playing Monica Lewinsky as a queer woman - but says she 'would probably' have had an affair with Bill Clinton if she'd been in White House intern's shoes
In a new cover story for W Magazine, Feldstein, 28, opened up about playing Lewinsky in the upcoming FX series Impeachment: American Crime Story (bottom inset). Lewinsky had a sexual relationship with then-President Clinton as a 22-year-old unpaid White House intern, and the affair led to his impeachment in 1998 (top inset). Feldstein said she 'felt gutted' by the harassment that Lewinsky has faced over the years, explaining that it is her job 'to portray her pain.' She admitted she felt out of her 'comfort place' playing Lewinsky as a queer woman, but she added she 'would probably do the exact same thing' in her shoes. Feldstein noted that she has a number of similarities to Lewinsky, saying they are both Jewish girls from L.A. who listen to show tunes on the treadmill. She met the anti-bullying advocate only once due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Feldstein and Lewinsky are producers on the upcoming series, which was made with the former intern's input and approval.
A video posted to Instagram shows former New York City mayor - and ex-personal attorney to former president Donald Trump - Rudy Giuliani trimming his whiskers while inside a John F. Kennedy International restaurant. It was the latest in a string of odd behavior by Giuliani, who was suspended from practicing law in New York for making 'false and misleading statements' about Trump's 2020 election defeat.
Philip rides again! First images show Jonathan Pryce as The Crown's new Duke of Edinburgh - taking one of his beloved carriage rides as Knebworth house doubles as Windsor
It was one of the Duke of Edinburgh's (pictured right) favourite pastimes. So it's only fitting that the first look of Jonathan Pryce (pictured left) as Prince Philip in the upcoming series of The Crown shows him carriage driving. In an exclusive picture, the veteran Welsh actor can be seen dressed in a smart tweed jacket, short black top hat and sunglasses as he holds onto the carriage reins. The Game of Thrones star, 74, will play the Queen's husband in the fifth and sixth series' of the lavish Netflix drama, following in the footsteps of Matt Smith, 38, and Tobias Menzies, 47. The first pictures of him were taken on set at Knebworth House in Stevenage earlier this month.
Slow but deadly! 'Vegetarian' giant tortoise attacks and EATS a seabird in a 'horrifying' encounter filmed in the Seychelles
The encounter was likely caused by the increasing population of noddy tern seabirds living on the Seychelles' Frégate island, according to experts from the University of Cambridge. The chick likely fell from the tree above, landing on a log where the giant tortoise slowly approached, and over a seven minute encounter killed and fed on the bird.
Paulina Porizkova, 56, flaunts her VERY toned abs while dancing topless in cheeky video from her recent cover shoot - after sharing photo of herself 'getting ready for a date'
Porizkova took to her Instagram on Monday to post footage of herself dancing to the Bee Gees 'Stayin' Alive' while on set of her Los Angeles Magazine cover shoot. The model, who posed completely nude on the cover, showed off her incredible figure while wearing nothing but a blazer and underwear. The day before, she posted a snapshot of herself doing her makeup before a date. The photo was taken by her late husband Ric Ocasek's granddaughter Olivia Otcasek, who had originally posted it on her Instagram Stories. In the caption, Porizkova wrote: 'Olivia's Babi P getting ready for a date.' The newly single model revealed in late July that she had rejoined the dating app Hinge, just days after she announced her breakup with Aaron Sorkin (inset). Porizkova has been candid about the difficulties of dating in her mid-50s. She explained in a recent post that 'the pool of available men is now a puddle,' noting that most guys her age are looking for younger women.
Wildlife and people that survive -67C winters, epic glaciers and magical skies: Fascinating new book celebrates the 'beautiful wilderness' of the Arctic with breathtaking photographs
The Arctic Circle, one of the world's last remaining wildernesses, where winter temperatures plunge to -67C (-89F), where the Aurora Borealis lights up the night sky and where societies and wildlife thrive against seemingly impossible odds. It's a region that makes for an incredible adventure - but if you'd rather learn all about it from the toasty comfort of your home, new book Arctic: Life Inside the Arctic Circle (Amber Books Ltd) by Claudia Martin can help. It contains 190 stunning photographs, which Martin uses, together with insightful captions, to guide the reader through this 'region of extremes: extreme cold, extreme seasonal changes in daylight and extreme natural phenomena'. But it's a fascinating exploration of a frozen wonderland - which covers Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland - containing treasures that she warns may be about to slip away permanently as a result of climate change... Pictured: Baffin Island, Canada (top left); Jokulsarlon, Iceland (top right); Northern Lapland, Finland (bottom right); the Lofoten Islands, Norway (bottom left), and the Northern Lights over Finland (inset).
House of fun! Six-bedroom domed property in Minnesota complete with slides, an indoor golf green and interconnecting bridges goes on sale for $3million
'Double Domes of Eden Prairie', on the outskirts of Bryant Lake Park in Minnesota has been described on the listing as a 'modern marvel' - thanks to its incredible architectural design. Pictured clock-wise from top left: one of the five bedrooms with ladders leading to a secret loft space; a slide leading to a playroom with a karaoke stage; the house surrounded by a wooden deck from outside; the mini golf course located on the lower floor and inset: the house as seen from outside.
Congenital amputee Brody Roybal, 23, (L-R, inset) has been missing both of his legs since birth, and has won gold medals for Team USA at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Paralympics playing ice sled hockey. He started dating girlfriend Menecis Garriga (L-R, inset) three years ago and the couple have since racked up 1.5 million followers and 40 million likes on their shared TikTok page. Appearing on This Morning today from their Tennessee home, Menecis says that while it 'hurt her at first' to receive criticism online, she won't let strangers online define her relationship with Brody.
'Haunted' abandoned mansion once used as an ASYLUM after Second World War goes on market for £1.5million after dropping in price by £1m when it failed to sell
The Grade II-listed Pool Park (exterior, inset), which is located in the market town of Ruthin, North Wales, is now on the market for £1.5million after a £1million price drop. Sitting just a stone's throw away from Ruthin Castle, the property features period fireplaces (bottom left), large spacious living rooms (top left and right) and Gothic inspired architecture. In 1937, the property (corridor inside property, bottom right) was opened as an asylum for 87 patients by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital to provide relief for the over-crowded Denbigh Asylum. In recent years, ghosthunters have claimed they were attacked by the demonic spirits inside.