States with low vaccination rates are driving a new coronavirus wave sweeping over the nation, with the Delta strain filling hospitals across the southern U.S.The hot spots »
Two airline passengers entering Canada from the United States were fined nearly $16,000 each for submitting fake vaccination cards and Covid-19 test results, officials said. The passengers also failed to stay at government-authorized accommodations, as is also required by the country's government, Canada's public health agency said Friday. The passengers, who were not identified in a news release, traveled to Toronto two weeks ago and were Canadian citizens, Health Canada spokeswoman Maryse Durette told NBC News.
In that spirit, I'd like to venture a conditional prediction: If Donald Trump runs for president again in 2024, the United States could find itself in a politically perilous situation by mid-November that year. If Joe Biden (or, in the event that he doesn't run, Kamala Harris or another Democrat) wins decisively, by wide margins in multiple states, we will probably be fine. Meanwhile, if Trump prevails comfortably, American democracy will go on well enough, despite the turbulence of a second Trump administration.
North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country's supply. The country's moribund economy is continuously being battered by the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, and while mass starvation and social chaos have not been reported, observers expect further deterioration of North Korea's food situation until the autumn harvest. Seoul's National Intelligence Service told a closed-door parliamentary committee meeting that North Korea is supplying rice reserved for wartime uses to citizens left with little food, other laborers and rural state agencies, according to Ha Tae-keung, one of the lawmakers who attended the session.
A Louisiana man was arrested in his wedding tuxedo over the weekend for allegedly shooting his friend and chasing his new bride down the interstate after accusing the two of having an affair, according to police. Devin Jose Jones, 30, was driving with his wife and friend after leaving their marriage ceremony on Saturday when the three got stuck in I-10 traffic near LaPlace in St. John the Baptist Parish, Sheriff Mike Tregre said. A second male victim in a nearby vehicle was also struck in the hand by a stray bullet, Tregre said.
(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Among people infected by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, fully vaccinated people with "breakthrough" infections may be just as likely as unvaccinated people to spread the virus to others, new research suggests. In one Wisconsin county, after Delta became predominant, researchers analyzed viral loads on nose-and-throat swab samples obtained when patients were first diagnosed.
An attorney for former President Trump told the Wall Street Journal Monday he intends to fight a Department of Justice order to release his tax returns to the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee. Driving the news: The DOJ said in a memo to the Treasury Department last Friday that the committee had a "legitimate legislative purpose" to access the returns. A judge has asked the parties to provide a time frame for written arguments by Wednesday, the WSJ notes.
Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. Hours later, Luis Vertentes, in a different case, was told by a judge he had three weeks to clear out of his one-bedroom apartment in nearby East Providence. Scenes like this played out from North Carolina to Virginia to Ohio and beyond Monday as the eviction system, which saw a dramatic drop in cases before a federal moratorium expired over the weekend, rumbled back into action.
On Sept. 14, California voters will decide two questions: whether to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from office and, if so, who among the 46 candidates is best suited to take over. In other California elections, including special elections triggered by the death or resignation of an incumbent, a candidate cannot win without the support of a majority of voters. The fact that the recall election omits this reasonable step should concern all voters, regardless of whether they want Newsom to keep his job.
If Rep. Priscilla Giddings was trying to persuade House ethics committee members that she did not engage in conduct unbecoming of a legislator, her testimony and behavior Monday didn't do her any favors. Giddings, R-White Bird, shared on her social media and in her official House email newsletter a Redoubt News post that included the identity and a photo of a woman who accused then-Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger of sexual assault. Plus, she's accused of giving misleading testimony during an ethics committee investigation of von Ehlinger.
Maricopa County officials defied the Republican-led Arizona Senate's latest round of subpoenas for the controversial audit in the state's most populous county seeking access to routers and other materials. Instead, following a board meeting on Monday, Chairman Jack Sellers wrote to state senators reaffirming the integrity of the contest, encouraging them to release a report on the audit with the information already obtained, and warning them to prepare for legal representations for the partisan review. "The Senate and their privately funded contractors should finish their 'audit', release their report and be prepared to defend it in court," said Sellers, criticizing the Senate-hired firm Cyber Ninjas leading the audit.
Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan will begin testing its entire population, after a handful of positive coronavirus cases were detected there. Wuhan has recorded seven locally transmitted cases - the first local infections in more than a year. The city of 11 million people shot into the spotlight after the coronavirus was first detected there in 2019.
Over the weekend, former President Barack Obama announced plans for a lavish birthday party at his Martha's Vineyard estate. The bash will attract around 500 guests, to be entertained by the rock band Pearl Jam, and served by a staff of 200. Obama is just the most recent president who adopted a plutocratic lifestyle after leaving office, partly at public expense.
On Friday, the House oversight committee released notes of a 27 December telephone call from Trump to then acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, in which Trump told Rosen: “Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R congressmen.”
An Afghan general has warned of "devastating" consequences for global security if the Taliban win in their fight against government forces. General Sami Sadat is leading the battle against the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand, where intense fighting has broken out in its capital Lashkar Gah. At least 40 civilians have been killed there in the past day, the UN says.
A Black man who said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” at a southern Indiana lake is facing criminal charges more than a year after the confrontation that earlier led to charges against two of the alleged attackers.
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John Kenneth “Den” Dunn, the co-founder of a real estate firm headquartered in Dallas, died July 26 in an airplane crash, The Rainier Companies said Monday. Dunn joined Tim Nichols in 2003 to create Rainier Capital Management as a platform for real estate investment. The firm has closed in excess of $2.5 billion of investment assets and currently has an operating portfolio valued at more than $1.6 billion, according to the company's website.
The body of a Belarusian activist was found in a park in Kyiv, Ukraine. Police said they are looking at if it might be a "murder disguised as a suicide." Vitaly Shishov helped Belarusians fleeing persecution.
A third officer who protected the U.S. Capitol against a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6 has died by suicide, police confirmed Monday afternoon. D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Gunther Hashida was discovered dead at his home on Thursday after taking his own life, the department said. “We are grieving as a Department as our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hashida's family and friends,” MPD spokesperson Brianna Burch told The Daily Beast in an email.
Haiti's president was assassinated in his bedroom on July 7. The wife of Haiti's assassinated president said his killers appeared to identify her husband by confirming that he was "tall, skinny and Black" on a phone call before they shot him. Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home on July 7.
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Christine Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, was arrested on a charge of incest. Christian Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, has been arrested and charged with incest after a leaked phone conversation spread online. Chandler, 39, is currently being held in the Henrico County Jail after being brought in by police on Sunday afternoon.
In August, some of the most fringe voices in the ex-president's sprawling universe of followers and adjacent conspiracists still seem to think Trump will be reinstated. When Trump lost re-election in November, he and some of his more stalwart supporters insisted he would soon be reinstalled for a second term, perhaps following a review of votes (which ultimately confirmed Joe Biden's victory) or an Inauguration Day military intervention (never happened) or even one of multiple alternate inaugurations in March (also did not happen). Undeterred, a faction of Trump fans predicted that he would reclaim his throne this month.
Sen. Joe Manchin hosted multiple senators, including Lindsey Graham, on his houseboat over the weekend. Graham announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning. Jacky Rosen and Mark Kelly were all in contact with Graham on the boat.
Treasury is starting to pay off the government's bills because Congress missed an important deadline. Lawmakers failed to raise or suspend the debt ceiling, largely due to GOP resistance. Treasury is using "extraordinary measures" to pay its bills, but Congress must act before the fall.
“[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."