Biles looked to be in tears as she left the mat and then soon walked out of the arena floor with a trainer. She did not appear to suffer any obvious physical injury in her attempt.Biles returned to cheer on teammates »
A man killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend while at soccer game in Texas, officials said, sending players running off the field for cover. The 42-year-old man was watching one of their sons play soccer when he spotted his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend , according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Armed with a silver revolver, he approached and shot them both multiple times in a parking lot near Matías Almeyda Training Center, northwest of Houston, authorities said.
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives and became the largest non-hurricane related emergency response in state history. Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a love of travel, was the last to be identified, ending what her relatives described as a torturous four-week wait. Her younger brother, Ikey Hedaya, confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change. What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen to 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial lake on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows. Utah's Great Salt Lake, the biggest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, saw levels plunge in the south roughly an inch below the previous record low of 4,191.4ft above sea level, set in 1963, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Saturday.
On the eve of the first scheduled meeting of the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made a last-ditch effort to seat the Republicans who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected from the committee. The Republican speaker on Monday evening brought a privileged resolution to the floor to condemn Pelosi's refusal and urge her to seat all five of his picks: Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana as ranking member, along with Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Troy Nehls of Texas, and Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger “Pelosi Republicans,” a day after the House Speaker announced that Kinzinger had agreed to join the Jan. 6 panel on the assault on the Capitol. Cheney called McCarthy's remarks “childish.
It's a novel charge for such a case, but Alabama has a long history of prosecuting pregnant women under a strict reading of a statute against “chemical endangerment of a child”, which classifies substance use during pregnancy as a form of child abuse. Since 2006, when meth labs were appearing across rural communities, Alabama has made it a felony to expose a child to a chemically toxic environment. The law was meant to enforce heavier penalties on people who make drugs around children, exposing them to the vapors that are emitted in the creation of crack and meth.
A gunman opened fire on a group of people in a Como neighborhood, killing one and injuring three others before he was stoned to death, authorities said. The gunman and the other person were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released by authorities.
Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died. Enzi had been hospitalized with a broken neck and ribs for three days following a bicycle accident near Gillette. Around the same time, Gillette police received a report of a man lying unresponsive on a road near a bike.
Former President Donald Trump on Monday threw his support behind Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, who is being challenged for re-election in a primary by George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. "Ken has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term as Attorney General of Texas. He is a true Texan who will keep Texas safe — and will never let you down!"
Congress is once again debating the constitutional limit on the amount debt the federal government can take on. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a stern letter to Congress this month stating that if Congress doesn't act quickly, she would need to take “extraordinary measures” to prevent the government from defaulting on more than $28 trillion of debt. The bigger question no one wants to talk about is how much the government is spending and how it goes about raising taxes.
Today, in Episode 2 of our Drought Week series, we go to Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon. As water shortages become a permanent part of life in the American West, battles are brewing everywhere for what little remains. Even in long-verdant areas like the Beaver State.
Don't have to wonder anymore Republicans have again shown us who they are. They filibustered a Jan. 6 investigation by a committee evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats (which would have included their ability to veto any subpoenas). Now, after cynically appointing likely material witnesses to the select committee (whom they knew would be rejected), they have decided to simply abandon it.
Video emerged Monday showing an officer seeming to kick a detained woman in the head in Atlanta. The Atlanta Police Department said the actions of the officer "appear to be unacceptable." A police officer in Atlanta was suspended after video posted online appeared to show him kicking a detained woman in the head.
California's largest wildfire is growing this morning after destroying more than a dozen homes over the weekend. After nearly two weeks, the Dixie Fire north of Sacramento is still just 21% contained. It's one of more than 80 fires burning in 11 Western states — forcing nearly 8,400 evacuations.
Zach Moore knows what it's like to discover undersea treasure. Moore — a diver and engineer at Mel Fisher's Treasures in Key West and son of two of the original treasure hunters more than three decades ago — found a rare Atocha gold coin in 30 feet of water on July 16 while working on the J.B. Magruder salvage boat. “There's nothing like finding treasure first of all, but there's nothing like finding gold,” said Moore, 28.
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California, her son said. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the tweet said.
Jen Psaki said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with right-wing media. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with an outlet like Fox News after President Donald Trump made undermining the media a tenet of his politics.
China may be building up to 110 nuclear silos, The New York Times reported. Researchers believe the new silos could raise China's nuclear capacity to more than 875 warheads. China is the third-largest nuclear power, but its arsenal is dwarfed by those of the US and Russia.
A new study reveals what some scientists and researchers have suspected for years – that frequent and long-term use of lye-based hair relaxers may have serious health effects, including breast cancer. Published in Oxford University's Carcinogenesis Journal, the study found that Black women who used these products at least seven times a year for 15 or more years had a roughly 30% increased risk of developing breast cancer compared with more infrequent users. The research team also analyzed survey data from Boston University's Black Women's Health Study, which followed more than 50,000 African American women for more than 25 years and observed their medical diagnoses and any factors that could influence their health.
Actor Lorenzo Lamas seems to have a younger woman in his life. The 63-year-old actor took to Twitter on Monday to share a photo of himself and a younger blond woman who is planting a kiss on his cheek. The two stood outdoors near a sun-soaked marina with several boats docked.
No, women are not required to wear bikinis to play beach volleyball at the Olympics. “I have always felt like when you get somebody drawn in, however you get them into beach volleyball, they fall in love with the sport,” said American April Ross, a three-time Olympian. Beach volleyball has been one of the most popular sports at the Summer Games since it was added to the program in 1996.
The sister of Gaetz's fiancée posted TikToks this week calling the congressman "weird and creepy." Roxanne Luckey said Gaetz pushed an older friend to ask her out when she was 19. Luckey also said she was "not surprised" to learn Gaetz was facing a sex-trafficking investigation.
China's Li Fabin showcased his signature move and broke two Olympic records when he won the gold medal for weightlifting on Sunday. One-legged stunt: The 28-year-old Chinese weightlifter pulled off a one-of-a-kind lift that had him momentarily standing on just one leg during his opening clean and jerk lift in the men's 61-kilogram (around 134 pounds) category, reported the Associated Press. During his lift of 166 kilograms (366 pounds), Li kept his left foot planted while lifting his right leg and slightly extending it forward in the air.
Marjorie Taylor Greene compared businesses choosing not to serve the unvaccinated to racial segregation. Greene tweeted this controversial take just a month after she apologized for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust. Controversial Georgia lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene compared businesses choosing not to serve unvaccinated people to racial segregation.
When the first wave of the pandemic hit Florida in early 2020, KC and Joanna Quintana couldn't wait to strip off their masks — and the rest of their outfits. The couple has frequented the clothing-optional Caliente Club & Resorts in Land O' Lakes for the past decade. In May 2020, the day the resort reopened to members, the Quintanas came back.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."