While 2020 saw a dismal 1,500 people a day flying to Florida and 2021 saw a crowd of about 65,000 Spring Breakers, the Tampa Bay Times estimated that 570,000 students will be on holiday in the Sunshine State to party on the beaches. The majority of Spring Breakers are estimated to come out this weekend, with Friday seeing sunny weather and temperatures in the low 80s. Saturday is expected to bring showers in the afternoon before fair weather returns on Sunday and Monday. The most hectic period of Spring Break, which is expected to last until March 20, comes as six students, five of which were West Point cadets, overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine on Thursday (inset).
Police arrest ONE SUSPECT in connection to fentanyl-laced cocaine overdose that hospitalized six West Point cadets on spring break in Florida: Three remain hospitalized with two on ventilators in critical condition while one is stable
Wilton Manors police have arrested a suspect in connection to the group of spring breakers who overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl Thursday night. Six West Point Academy football players vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during spring break were hospitalized after overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine. Police say four of the cadets took the drug and went into cardiac arrest, and the other two became exposed to it while performing mouth-to-mouth on their friends. Paramedics who responded to the scene at a vacation home used opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone - also known as Narcan - on the patients. Two men were rushed to the hospital in critical condition and had to be intubated. West Point representative said in a statement the military college was aware of the incident and investigating. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic painkiller that is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine.
Biden sanctions Putin's 'personal banker' who pays his 'gymnast lover', the Kremlin's 'lead propagandist's' ice dancing wife and a billionaire with a $90million jet
The US government slapped new sanctions on Russians, including the ice dancing wife of Kremlin spox Dmitry Peskov and the banker who pays a woman linked to Putin. Among those sanctioned is Yuri Kovalchuck, who is known as 'Putin's banker' and who owns shares in the media firm chaired by former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva. She reportedly met Putin when she was 18, but the Kremlin denies a relationship. Peskov's wife, who also won Olympic Gold, has property holdings worth $10 million, according to the Treasury, despite Peskov technically being a 'civil servant.'
'Our people are being tortured': Zelensky vows to get food, water and medicine in to besieged Mariupol while Russia prepares to launch its all-out assault on Kyiv
In hellish scenes not witnessed in Europe since WW2, Mariupol's residents fight one another for food and bodies are buried in mass graves as more than 1,500 people have now died in the city. But a defiant President Volodymyr Zelensky insisted vital supplies must be delivered to the besieged port city tomorrow after more than a week of being surrounded by Russian troops. The Ukrainian premier accused Russia of refusing to allow evacuees to escape the city of Mariupol, which has been cut off from food, water and electricity, and defiantly insisted vital supplies would be delivered there tomorrow despite it being surrounded by Russian troops. 'Russian troops have not let our aid into the city and continue to torture our people... tomorrow [Saturday] we will try again, try again to send food, water and medicine' Zelenskiy said. The Kremlin-owned Tass news agency painted a damning picture for those stuck in the city after quoting Russian Colonel Mikhail Mizintsev as saying all bridge into the city were destroyed and roads had been laid with mines. It comes as Putin turned his attention to civilian strongholds some hundreds of miles from Kyiv in central and western Ukraine as huge explosions illuminated the night sky in Dnipro and Lutsk as residents experienced Russian artillery attacks for the first time.
Ukrainian woman, 31, is 'blown up by a Russian tank as she finds medicine for her sick mother' as friend hails 'brave' medic who stayed to help locals under siege from Putin's forces
Valeriia Maksetska, 31, was shot dead alongside her mother Irina and their driver by a passing Russian tank in a village outside Kyiv. Friends have hailed the late Maksetska as a 'brave' woman, saying she stayed in Ukraine to help locals under siege after Russia invaded more than two weeks ago. She made the fateful decision to flee the country when her mother's medicine ran out and the pair were driving towards Ukraine's western borders when they were ambushed by a Russia tank convoy. Maksetska had pulled over to let Moscow's men passed when one allegedly opened fire on her car, killing the 31-year-old, her mother and their driver. USAID administrator Samantha Power confirmed all three died in the attack. She said: 'I'm enormously sad to share the death of Valeriia 'Lera' Maksetska - proud Ukrainian, beloved USAID implementing partner & brilliant, compassionate leader on building social cohesion & fighting disinformation. She was killed by the Russian military just shy of her 32nd birthday.'
More than 20M people are under winter storm warnings as powerful 'bomb cyclone' heads toward the Northeast: New York and New England to bear the brunt while South and Midwest brace for treacherous mix of thunderstorms and snow
A late-winter storm combining rivers of moisture and frigid temperatures is expected to dump snow from the Deep South to the Canadian border over the weekend, with more than 20 million Americans under a winter weather alert as of Friday evening. Snowfall totals range from about one to three inches in northern parts of Alabama and Mississippi to about 13 inches in northern Maine. The storm could cause travel problems and power outages across a wide part of the Eastern United States from late Friday through early next week. The storm is first passing through the central US, threatening parts of the central Gulf Coast, Georgia, the Florida Panhandle and the Carolinas with severe thunderstorms from Friday night into Saturday, CNN reports. The system is referred to by some as an ominous-sounding 'bomb cyclone,' which forms when a storm decreases in pressure by 24 millibars in under 24 hours. Several school districts from Kansas to Pennsylvania have announced they're shutting down ahead of the late-winter storm. More than 500 fights within the US are already cancelled for Friday and 6,404 are reporting possible delays, according to tracking website FlightAware. For Saturday, 495 flights have already been cancelled. 'With this bomb cyclone, maybe what's the biggest concern is how late in the season it's coming and that it's traveling over inland areas,' said Judah Cohen, a winter storm expert for Atmospheric Environmental Research, a commercial firm outside of Boston.
CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell's 'days could be numbered' due to her 'toxic behavior' and she 'could be ousted from the network when her $8M-a-year contract expires this spring'
Insiders say CBS executives are looking to replace Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell (left) in May when her contract is up. Network co-president Neeraj Khemlani (right) is allegedly looking to cut costs and has reportedly been butting heads with O'Donnell for the past year. Speculation about her potential replacement rose when CBS show declining ratings as Russia invaded Ukraine. Some sources allege the decline in ratings stems from O'Donnell failing to travel to Eastern Europe like other leading evening news anchors did. Accusations that Khemlani wanted to replace O'Donnell first rose last year at which time he said there were no plans for staffing changes. Khemlani has not commented on the most recent replacement rumors. However, he did say Friday: 'We support Norah and the Evening News team and the quality journalism they deliver each and every night'. Meantime, insiders have pointed to CBS Mornings anchor Tony Dokoupil as O'Donnell's possible successor.
Emmett Till relatives want the investigation into his 1955 lynching to be reopened - and for the white woman who falsely accused him of whistling at her to be prosecuted
Emmett Till's relatives asked Mississippi and federal authorities on Friday to reverse their decision to close an investigation into the black teenager's 1955 lynching. They are also asking authorities to instead prosecute Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman witnesses alleged Till, 14, whistled at before he was abducted, tortured and killed. Federal officials had previously reopened the investigation after a 2017 book quoted Donham as saying she lied when she said Till accosted her, but the Justice Department said the author was unable to produce recordings or transcripts to substantiate his account.
Rampaging CAMEL attacks and kills two men, aged 42 and 67, at Tennessee petting zoo: Animal was put down 'for the safety of everyone on the scene
A rampaging camel attacked and killed Bobby Matheny, 42, and Tommy Gunn, 67, at a Tennessee petting zoo in Obion County on Thursday afternoon. The Obion County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday that they first started receiving calls about 'two people being viciously attacked by a camel' at around 4.44pm, and by the time deputies arrived on the scene of Shirley Farms, they found two unconscious victims. Officers on the scene tried to render aid, but as deputies tried to transport one of the victims to EMS, the camel moved towards them, at which point they put the camel down 'for the safety of everyone on [the] scene.'
Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' lawyer slams 'shameful' Alec Baldwin for claiming SHE told him to fire the gun pointed at her as lawsuit reveals the actor 'wanted to FINISH $7M movie and planned to give proceeds to her family'
Attorney Brian Panish claimed Alec Baldwin (right), 63, was trying to minimize the role he played in the October 21 incident that killed Halyna Hutchins (left, pictured with the actor on set) as Baldwin appeared to pass the blame onto the victim during an arbitration demand filed on Friday. Baldwin also claimed that his contract shielded him from any financial responsibility related to Hutchins' death and that the lawsuit against the actor filed by the victim's family was what prevented the $7 million movie's completion. Despite the tragedy, Baldwin, had attempted to convince cast and crew to finish filming 'Rust' in Hutchins' honor in the weeks after the shooting and have the proceeds from the movie go towards a settlement with the woman's husband, Matthew Hutchins, and nine-year-old son, according to the filings that also revealed Baldwin had been texting Matthew.
Deaths of homeless people in San Francisco more than doubled during the first year of the pandemic with drugs overdose deaths soaring
Drug overdose deaths, specifically caused by fentanyl, tore through the homeless community of San Francisco, a study by the University of California, San Francisco, finds.
Girls night! Michelle Obama joins daughters Malia and Sasha at new celebrity hot spot Mother Wolf in LA - weeks after close friends Beyoncé and Jay Z were spotted at same Roman-inspired eatery
Mrs. Obama and her daughters Malia, 23, and Sasha, 20, were spotted discreetly exiting the Hollywood restaurant Mother Wolf on Thursday evening. The group was surrounded by Secret Service agents as they left the building. Malia's newly dyed rust-colored micro-braids were pulled half up in a messy bun, and she was dressed in a white cropped cardigan and faded black jeans. Sasha looked just like her mom in a light brown leather coat that was worn over a white top and bootcut jeans. Mrs. Obama and her youngest daughter both sported chunky hoop earrings. Acclaimed chef Evan Funke opened the Roman-inspired restaurant in January and it has since become known for its handmade pastas, thin-crust pizzas, and other specialties. Just two weeks before, the Obamas' close friends Beyoncé and Jay Z were seen eating at the Italian restaurant.
'Bro chill, you're not Jeffrey Epstein... and you only got 150 days!' Jussie Smollett is mercilessly mocked for melodramatic courtroom outburst claiming he's going to be attacked in jail while serving two months in protective custody
Smollett's performance in the courtroom is now being mercilessly mocked online, with some questioning who the actor thinks is out to get him. 'Bro, chill out. You're not Jeffrey Epstein. You only got a measly 150 days,' one Twitter user said, referring to Epstein's suspicious jail suicide which conspiracy theorists have long thought was a murder to prevent him from ratting out other high profile pedophiles. Jussie's legal team say they are desperately worried about his safety. They have not, despite requests, clarified who they think wants to hurt him, or why.
'Please in God's name, save this young man': The letters written by celebrities Samuel L. Jackson and Alfre Woodard begging judge not to jail their 'dear friend' Jussie Smollett
Jackson and his wife LaTanya begged the judge not to give Smollett jail time, and said they were 'incredulous' about the entire case against him. Woodard appealed to the judge directly, harkening back to when she met Jussie in South Africa and he referred to her as 'Mama Alfre'. 'I am in my 60th decade and when he was a young teen, as we worked together to bring shelter, health and education to South Africa's AIDS orphans, Jussie referred to me as "Mama Alfre".
What DO they do every day? Harry and Meghan solemnly pledged themselves to a 'life of service' and 'global action' after their Oprah interview - alongside their lucrative work for Netflix and Spotify. So how's it all going? Prepare to be underwhelmed!
On the face of it, Meghan and Harry's year that began with the hype and rage of their Oprah interview doesn't seem to have added up to much. So what else have they done since that Oprah spectacular? Have they achieved even one of their ambitions, or has it been a year of living aimlessly? The answer, according to our audit, suggests accomplishments have been scant. Two weeks after Oprah, Harry was unveiled as 'chief impact officer' for mental 'wellness' app BetterUp, described as 'a platform for coaching and mental fitness' in the workplace.
Sean Penn is pulled over by sheriff in Malibu while driving car he customized with police-style bull-bar... after returning from Ukraine to film a war documentary
Sean Penn was spotted getting pulled over by a sheriff while driving through Malibu in his customized car this week. The 61-year-old appeared to get cited by the officer after driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, though it was unclear if he was handed a speeding ticket. DailyMail.com has reached out to Penn's representatives for comment.
Manhattan rent hits a record high of $3,700 a month - up 24% on a year ago - as landlords cancel pandemic discounts and furious tenants take to TikTok to rant about how their prices are being DOUBLED
Manhattan renters who leased their apartments at deep pandemic discounts are taking to TikTok (left and right) to share their dismay as landlords jack up their rents by as much as 60% or more. Median rents in Manhattan hit an all-time high of $3,700 per month in February, a 24 percent increase from a year ago, according to a new report from brokerage Douglas Elliman. As offices reopen and young people flood back to the city, New York's apartment supply has plunged, and landlords are pressing their advantage by raising rents to new highs.
Has Grimes moved on from Elon Musk to Chelsea Manning? Source claims singer is in a 'serious' relationship with the military whistleblower - and says the unlikely 'couple' are even 'living together' in Austin
According to Page Six, Grimes, 33, and Manning, 34, who is transgender, are living together in Texas; the singer relocated there from LA in December. An anonymous source claimed that the relationship is 'getting serious' but added that Manning has retained her apartment in Brooklyn, New York. Neither Manning or Grimes have commented on the claims, however the pair have shared a few brief exchanges on Twitter over the past few months. Grimes revealed on Thursday afternoon that she had split from Tesla billionaire Elon, 50, three months after they welcomed a second child via surrogate. Her series of tweets about the break-up was 'liked' by Manning, who has also responded to one post about Grimes appearing on a Twitch stream. The report about Grimes alleged relationship with the former Army intelligence analyst comes as Elon was seen for the first time since news of the split broke. Grimes revealed in a Vanity Fair interview published Thursday that she and Elon secretly welcomed a second child via surrogate, a girl named Exa Dark Sideræl.
How Ukraine leader's Volodymyr Zelensky's love for his wife that sparked on their last day of school 27 years ago is as inspiring as their resolve to defeat Putin's invaders
The eyes of the world are on Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena (pictured), who have humbled us with their resolve, patriotism and bravery. The pair have never been afraid to declare their love for one another in adoring social media posts. In one posted in January 2020, Olena describes a 'real man' who gave her 'butterflies' and made her complete; a lover whose presence she felt when they were apart, and whose shared dreams destroyed all fear. 'Safe. Cosy. Never calm, but always interesting. That's how you feel when a real man is next to you,' she writes. 'The one you can count on in everything.' For her birthday in February last year, Volodymyr wrote of Olena: 'I love the way you think. Thank you for being there . . . For the truth, for the eyes, for the jokes. For who I wouldn't have become without you . . . Thank you for everything.' Their body language is electrifying. Multiple photos on Olena's Instagram profile show husband and wife side by side, beaming, holding hands, wearing superhero face paint with their children.
Moment CEO, 38, steals a 60-foot yacht in Newport harbor and crashes into dozens of boats in destructive joyride that injured one
Joel Praneet Siam, 38, of San Diego, vandalized cars and stole a boat at Newport Beach in California on Thursday. He was arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail on a $3million bond and it is unclear if he was under the influence during the robbery. He stole the boat around 9.30am after being chased by police and took the book a joyride, hitting dozens of boats and injuring one, before crashing the boat. He was arrested by the Harbor Police and transferred into the custody of Newport Beach Police Department and is due back in court on March 14.
Make-up free Victoria Beckham trades the designer dresses for casual green leggings as she takes family dog Olive for a walk with platinum haired Romeo, Harper and model Mia Regan
Victoria Beckham traded the catwalks of Paris, New York and Milan for the leafy west London streets surrounding her family home as she gave the family dog a run out on Friday. The fashion designer was joined by middle son Romeo, daughter Harper and Romeo's model girlfriend Mia Regan while walking loveable dog Olive in trendy Notting Hill.
The hell behind the hellmouth: As Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 25, how cult TV show became sullied by scandal surrounding 'toxic' creator Joss Whedon and arrests of star Nicholas Brendon (but leading lady Sarah Michelle Gellar remains controversy-free!)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted on March 10, 1997 and ran for seven seasons until 2003, leading to the spin-off show Angel, which ran for five seasons. FEMAIL explores what Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, David Boreanaz, and more have done since the show ended. Several of the stars celebrated the 25th anniversary on social media this week. Reflecting on the beloved teen drama have grown a bit complicated as its creator, Joss Whedon, has faced multiple allegations of cruel behavior on set. Buffy stars Charisma Carpenter and Michelle Trachtenberg have both made accusations with several costars coming to their support.
'I excited to take control of my own body': 25-year-old asexual actress celebrates getting STERILIZED after six-year struggle to find a doctor who would perform the surgery - having decided at age 16 she didn't want kids
Abby Ramsay, from Los Angeles, California, said she realized at age 16 that she didn't want to have kids. She then decided that she wanted to undergo surgery to ensure that she couldn't conceive after struggling with the normal forms of contraception. Abby said birth control made her 'sick' and that she had an 'intense fear of foreign objects being inside of her,' which ruled out IUDs. She also said condoms weren't 100 per cent effective, which left her terrified to have sex - so she decided she wanted to become sterile. However, it took six years for her to find a doctor who would be willing to perform the surgery on someone so young. Many turned her away, refusing to do an 'unnecessary procedure' on someone her age, and recommending that she get 'therapy' instead - leaving her in tears and feeling 'numb and empty.' Earlier this year, the model finally found a doctor who was willing to do the operation, and on February 4, she officially went under the knife.
Jamie Lee Curtis looks trim and chic in a white blazer while promoting her latest movie after sharing THAT unflattering photo in character
Jamie Lee Curtis was the epitome of chic at the South By Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, on Friday where she discussed her latest film, Everything Everywhere All at Once. The 63-year-old actress stopped by Variety Studio and looked elegant in a white blazer over a matching top paired with black slacks and leather boots. During the sit-down, the star was joined by her co-stars Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and directors of the movie Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
TERRIFYING Moment young boy falls out of moving SUV hanging onto door for dear life before being pulled back inside
Dramatic footage captured from a biker in Puebla, Mexico, shows the moment a grey Toyota SUV's door swung open when making a left turn on a busy intersection as a boy in a red shirt could be spotted holding onto the door. Someone inside the vehicle screams as the boy desperately hangs onto the door while his feet begin to drag on the road. The biker filming the harrowing scene appears to speed up to try and catch the boy. The SUV is able to come to a stop and an older person grabs the boy and sits him away from the door as a man pops out of the passenger seat to asses the situation. The biker, speaking in Spanish, asks if the boy is okay. After receiving confirmation that the child is alright, the biker lets out a sigh of relief and drives away.
The customer is not ALWAYS right! These photos will leave you shocked at how bad working in the service industry can be
Nature World Today has picked out some of the worst of these instances from around the world, where the employee has had enough, taken a photo of the incident and shared it for the world to see online. For anyone who has worked in retail, hospitality, or other customer-facing jobs, it is no shock to hear that the general public can be a nightmare to deal with. Besides the often-long hours, low pay and high targets, sometimes the worst part can be the customers you are providing a service to. Pictured left, an 'overripe' mango which a customer returned, cut up, and taped up together. Middle, an old bra from a customer which she switched out for a brand new one in the changing room. Right, customers who left their table in a fast-food restaurant in the US with fizzy drink and tissues all over the floor.
Sam Elliott plays dumb! The dry-witted actor says he 'doesn't know anything' about Power of the Dog as he's spotted for the first time since 'homophobic', foul-mouthed tirade on racy cowboy movie
DailyMail.com spotted Sam Elliott running errands in his first sighting since bashing the film Power of the Dog. The actor, 77, sarcastically claimed to have no knowledge of the movie when approached by DailyMail.com. 'What are you talking about?' Sam said while asked about his thoughts on the film. 'I don't know anything about it'. Sam is under fire for comparing the movie's ranch workers to Chippendales dancers who 'wear bowties and not much else'.
'We are not leaving. We will stay with the animals.' Caretakers at Ukrainian rescue shelters refuse to abandon thousands of pets left behind throughout their war-torn country as food and resources grow more scarce
Thousands of dogs, cats and other animals are in rescue shelters throughout war-torn Ukraine. Their devoted and courageous caretakers have refused to leave the animals behind. Animal welfare veteran Laura Simpson, who is the founder of Harmony Fund, an American based non-profit, has been providing extensive care to the Ukrainian shelters for years. Simpson told DailyMail.com. 'I have spoken with several shelter owners and of course they are scared, but they won't abandon their animals. I have seen so much heart in Ukraine'. Marina Dilly, the founder of Shelter Friend in Dnipro which is home to some 650 dogs and 200 cats, told DailyMail.com, 'It is not possible to get food or material items to the shelter.' Empty food bins are seen in stores throughout Ukraine. 'We have enough food for a few days, but if nobody helps us and if NATO does not close the sky over Ukraine, I am afraid these dogs will have little chance for survival,' Dilly added.
Really grand designs! Incredible photos reveal some of the most bizarre buildings you'll ever see - from a cat-shaped kindergarten to an office block that looks like a fish
Bored Panda has collated photos of some of the world's most unusual buildings, including a furniture store in Bogota that looks like a giant chest of drawers. In Hyderabad, India the architects behind The National Fisheries Development Board building took things very literally and created an office block that resembles a giant fish (top right). And a kindergarten in Germany delighted youngsters thanks to its cat exterior, complete with whisker (bottom right).