Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the recent spate of mass shootings shows why gun violence is a public health issue in the U.S.'You can't run away from that' »
A teenage boy suspected in a shooting at a Nebraska mall that left one man dead and a woman injured was arrested Sunday on a murder warrant, police said. Omaha Police said 16-year-old Makhi Woolridge-Jones is facing a first-degree murder charge in the shooting Saturday at the Westroads Mall in Omaha. Brandon Woolridge-Jones, 18, was earlier arrested on a charge of being an accessory to the shooting.
As Minneapolis and the rest of the nation brace for the looming verdict in former police officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, ABC News' chief legal analyst Dan Abrams said Sunday that he believe it is "highly unlikely" the trial is headed toward an "all-out" acquittal. Closing arguments still have to take place, and Abrams noted that the defense has the benefit of not having to prove that Chauvin did not kill George Floyd by kneeling on his neck during an arrest last May (the burden of proof is on the prosecution and the defense's goal is to show there's reasonable doubt), but, still, he said he and others who have followed the trial closely would be "stunned" if Chauvin was found not guilty on all three of charges — second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter — he faces.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis warned corporations against trying to “genuflect” to “wokeness” in comments on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures. When asked what he thought about Major League Baseball's decision to move the All-Star Game away from Atlanta, Ga., DeSantis hinted that corporations should expect some form of retaliation. MLB moved the All-Star Game to Denver, Colo., in protest of Georgia's recently-passed elections law that mandates photo identification from all voters, bans political groups from handing out food and water at polling stations, and enacts various other measures.
Oakland Fire Department arson Investigators' preliminary investigation indicated the fire was intentionally set, she said, and they are continuing to investigate.
A Miami-area woman was charged in federal court with making threats to kill Vice President Kamala Harris in a series of videos she sent to her husband in prison, authorities said. Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, sent five 30-second videos and two photographs to her husband back in February through a service known as "JPay," which is used to share media between incarcerated and non-incarcerated individuals, according to a Secret Service complaint. "The videos generally depict Phelps complaining and speaking angrily to the camera about her hatred for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, among others," authorities said.
The leader of Sinn Fein has said she is sorry for the murder of the Lord Mountbatten by the IRA following the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. Mary Lou McDonald, the President of the republican party, said the death of the Duke's uncle in 1979 was “heartbreaking” and that it was her responsibility to “lead from the front. Her comments represent a significant shift from her predecessor Gerry Adams, who has refused to apologise for his previous claims that Lord Mountbatten “knew the danger” and could not “have objected to dying in what was clearly a war situation.
Representative Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) told demonstrators to “stay in the street” and become “more confrontational” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted of killing resident George Floyd. Waters arrived in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Saturday to join demonstrations over the police shooting of Daunte Wright last week. A local officer shot and killed Wright with a handgun during a traffic stop after intending to use a Taser., sparking nightly demonstrations in front of the local police headquarters, with some turning violent.
It appears no one was driving a Tesla Model S when it crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing the two people in the car, Texas police say. The crash happened around 9 p.m. in a Spring subdivision, KTRK reported. Mark Herman, Harris County Constable for Precinct Four, said the two passengers in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, KHOU reported.
Last August, a majority of Missourians who traveled to the polls voted for Amendment 2, sending a clear message to our state legislators: We want to expand Medicaid. With additional federal funding from COVID-19 relief reducing Missouri's share of the cost, the state legislature's refusal to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion isn't just undemocratic — it's fiscally irresponsible while denying health care to Missouri's most vulnerable populations. As Missourians grapple with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences of a failing health care system could not be more apparent.
There will be no gun salute to mark the Queen's 95th birthday on Wednesday as she continues to mourn the loss of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Royal sources suggested that even before the Duke's death on April 9, the Queen had not wanted her forthcoming birthday to be marked in any meaningful way. The monarch will no doubt spend time on Wednesday in quiet reflection, remembering last year's birthday, spent with her husband at Windsor during the first lockdown, as they isolated together.
Kobili Traoré killed an Orthodox Jewish woman in 2018 by throwing her off her balcony in Paris. France's top court has ruled that he will not go on trial because he was in a drug-induced psychosis. Cannabis was found in Traoré's blood after he was taken into custody for the killing.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., said GOP lawmakers who plan on joining the America First Caucus should be removed from their committee assignments. A document about the America First Caucus described it as championing “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and warning that mass immigration puts the “unique identity” of the USA at risk. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the paper, which was first reported by Punchbowl News, which covers Capitol Hill.
Three people have been killed and two have been seriously injured after a shooting at a tavern in Wisconsin. The suspected shooter has not been found yet but authorities do not deem members of the public to be at risk. An official in the sheriff's department said the shooting took place early on Sunday at Somers House Tavern in the Village of Somers.
A 61-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with assaulting a store employee and a police officer. Police say Luke Oeltjenbruns attacked an employee with lumber over the store's mask policy. Oeltjenbruns then dragged a police officer from his truck and struck him with a hammer, police said.
The White House said Friday that President Joe Biden plans to increase the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the USA next month, hours after facing public outcry over a surprise decision to keep a Trump-era cap in place. The administration said earlier Biden would sign an emergency determination that would maintain the fiscal year's target of 15,000 refugee admissions – a historically low number set under President Donald Trump. The order lifted refugee admission restrictions on regions blocked by the Trump administration, including Africa and the Middle East, and said the president would consult with Congress "should we need to increase the number of admissions to further address the unforeseen emergency situation."
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has said that police reform won't happen until "white people's kids start getting killed" after a string of police shootings of people of colour. "George Floyd, Daunte Wright, I wonder if you'll remember their names six months from today because there'll be replaced by so many others," Mr Cuomo said during his show on Friday. Mr Cuomo criticised those who blame victims after police shootings.
Joe Scarborough blasted Rep. Jim Jordan for his conduct while questioning Fauci during a hearing. "When do Americans get their freedom back?" Jordan aggressively asked of Fauci. "It's so personal and it is personal," Scarborough said.
An Ohio teen was arrested at a New York City subway station for carrying a firearm. Saadiq Teague was taken into custody on Friday for carrying an AK-47 and other items in his bag. Police in New York City arrested an 18-year-old for carrying an AK-47 that was sticking out of his bag at the Times Square Subway station.
Former House Speaker John Boehner dismissed the idea of running for office in the future. Former Republican US House Speaker John Boehner said he would rather set himself on fire than run for office again in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "I'd rather set myself on fire than to run for office again," Boehner of Ohio replied to show moderator Chuck Todd.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday the recent surge in coronavirus cases that has made Michigan a national outlier is partly the result of a Michigan Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key law she has used to fight the pandemic. It was a departure from statements Whitmer made immediately following the October ruling, when she said she mostly retained powers related to public health measures but would require legislative approval for other measures, such as extending unemployment insurance benefits and allowing local governments to hold their public meetings remotely. Also, Whitmer in recent months has eased coronavirus restrictions voluntarily — not in response to court rulings — despite rising case numbers.
A plane from the Second World War crash-landed in the ocean during an airshow in Florida on Saturday. The plane was part of the Cocoa Beach Air Show and made the emergency landing close to Patrick Space Force Base southeast of Orlando. Officials said there were no injuries during the incident.
They gamely presented a united front in the aftermath of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, strolling side by side and chatting amiably as they emerged from St George's Chapel into the sunshine. But the Duke of Sussex, 36, was afforded a rare opportunity to have a proper heart to heart with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, his father and his grandmother on Saturday, as they returned to the confines of Windsor Castle. There, a couple of hours after the ceremony, when most other guests had melted away, senior members of the Royal family spent around an hour together, face to face for the first time in more than a year.
Apr. 18—MINERSVILLE — When a 12-year-old Minersville boy escaped his home of torture, he headed toward a place he knew would be safe — a school. "He saw the opportunity and he took it," Minersville Police Chief Michael Combs said. Todd Richter II, 32; his fiancee, Jennifer Yost, 27; and the woman's mother, Wendy Yost, 51, were arrested on April 8 and charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and other crimes and committed to Schuylkill County Prison without bail.
A Maryland woman decided to wear her wedding reception dress to her vaccine appointment. Sarah Studley wore her polka-dot dress after she had to cancel her big reception plans due to COVID-19. "No pretty dress should sit in your closet forever unworn," Studley told WJZ-TV.
NASA is preparing to fly its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, for the first time early Monday. NASA is about to fly its Mars helicopter for the first time - a feat that could revolutionize spaceflight. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, traveled nearly 300 million miles to the red planet tucked inside the belly of the Perseverance rover.
“High-speed rail is bold and attention-grabbing, but the scale of the project makes it near impossible.”
“While a long, slow train ride across the country can be a great thing, the US needs real high-speed rail too.”
“Liberals are right that America has a car problem — but it's commutes, not road trips, that suck.”
“Investments into a high-speed rail system wouldn’t just improve the railroads — automobile traffic could also see some relief.”
“Big cities that are reasonably close together is pretty much a prerequisite for high-speed rail.”