Police responding to a report of an attempted stabbing fatally shot a teenage girl just before the guilty verdict was announced against the officer charged in George Floyd's death.Police release bodycam footage »
The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans' social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News. The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.
Bill Barr threatened to fire a US attorney after he spoke with Matt Gaetz about DOJ business, Politico reported. "If I ever hear of you talking to Gaetz ... I am going to f---ing fire your a--," Barr said. Then-Attorney General Bill Barr was furious last year after a US attorney close to Rep. Matt Gaetz spoke to the lawmaker about Justice Department business, Politico reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bipartisan U.S. congressional push to counteract China picked up steam on Wednesday as a Senate committee overwhelmingly backed a bill pressing Beijing on human rights and economic competition and other lawmakers introduced a measure seeking billions for technology research. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed the "Strategic Competition Act of 2021" by 21-1, sending the bill for a vote in the 100-member Senate, even as they voiced a need to do even more to counteract Beijing. Separately, a group of Senate and House of Representatives lawmakers introduced the "Endless Frontier Act," calling for $100 billion over five years for basic and advanced technology research and $10 billion to create new "technology hubs" across the country.
Three children ages 4 to 7 were beheaded Wednesday inside their Kabul home, an Afghan official said, shocking even residents hardened by decades of war. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said investigators had no suspects in custody, but believed the killings were the result of a family feud. The children's parents, neither of whom were at home at the time of the killing, told police they have no enemies.
The 21-year-old Army paratrooper who died Monday at Fort Bragg was killed when something went wrong during a helicopter jump, according to the 82nd Airborne Division. Investigators identified the soldier as 21-year-old Abigail Jenks, a native of Gansevoort, New York, about 45 miles north of Albany, the division said in a news release. “Jenks was conducting a static-line jump from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter when she suffered the fatal injury,” the 82nd Airborne reported.
Royal security is being reviewed after a "glamorous" intruder claiming to be "Irene Windsor" was waved into the Duke of York's home and left to walk freely within the grounds. The smartly dressed woman was allowed through the security gates at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park after telling officers she had a lunch date with Prince Andrew, 61, who was home at the time. The Spanish national, who had flown in from Spain on Saturday, told police her name was Irene Windsor, that she was engaged to the Duke and that she lived there with him, according to the Sun.
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia on Wednesday cancelled two deals struck by its state of Victoria with China on Beijing's flagship Belt and Road Initiative, prompting the Chinese embassy in Canberra to warn that already tense bilateral ties were bound to worsen. Under a new process in Australia, Foreign Minister Marise Payne has the power to review deals reached with other nations by the country's states and universities. Payne said she had decided to cancel four deals, including two that Victoria agreed with China, in 2018 and 2019, on cooperation with the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature trade and infrastructure scheme.
In a memo obtained by Forbes on Wednesday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) laid out why he believes Washington. One of the reasons he used to back his argument is the city's crime rate, including a rising number of annual murders and carjackings.
Mark McCloskey and his wife Patricia displayed their guns as BLM protesters passed their house last year. McCloskey told Politico on Tuesday he's considering running for Senate in 2022. A grand jury indicted the couple on charges of exhibiting guns and evidence tampering last October.
With Sen. Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale planning to run in a special election for Congress, Sen. Lauren Book of Plantation was chosen Wednesday to serve as the next leader of Florida Senate Democrats. Book will formally take over as Democratic leader after the November 2022 elections and serve two years in the post. Thurston had been scheduled to become Democratic leader but announced Monday he will run in a special election to try to succeed Congressman Alcee Hastings, who died this month after a battle with cancer.
A Norfolk, Virginia, police officer has been fired for donating to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting two anti-racism protesters last year. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters and injuring a third after he opened fire at a demonstration against the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. Lt. William Kelly has been relieved of duty, a Tuesday press release from the city of Norfolk said.
Cruz said Tuesday that Biden's comments on Derek Chauvin provided potential grounds for a mistrial. Cruz said that Biden was providing "a possible basis on appeal to challenge any guilty conviction." President Joe Biden's comments about the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd, provided potential "grounds for a mistrial," Sen. Ted Cruz said on Tuesday.
On the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Appalachian State student James Martin Roberts, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has released a new photograph that they hope will assist in locating him. Roberts, who went by Martin to family and friends, was last seen on a surveillance video on the afternoon of April 21, 2016, walking away from the AppalCart bus station near the ASU Convocation Center on the Boone campus. NCMEC has produced an age-progression photo to show what Roberts, who was 19 at the time of his disappearance, might look like now, at age 24.
A 32-year-old mother was found dead Tuesday, next to her sleeping child, inside a car in the parking lot of a Boynton Beach hotel. The suspect — identified as 39-year-old Narcisse Antoine of West Palm Beach — fled after the “domestic-related” shooting and died by suicide, police said. The murder-suicide happened around 1:30 a.m.
Reps. Val Demings and Jim Jordan engaged in a heated shouting match over policing. The argument came hours before a jury convicted Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Democratic Rep. Val Demings and Republican Rep. Jim Jordan got into a shouting match about policing in the US on Tuesday, just hours before a jury convicted the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
A California college student missing for nearly 25 years was once buried in the backyard of the home owned by the murder suspect's father, authorities said in a court document.
Poland will reopen hair salons and let some children return to schools in 11 of its 16 regions from April 26, the health minister said on Wednesday, as daily COVID-19 case numbers start to fall. Poland has seen record daily numbers of cases and deaths during the third wave of the pandemic, and introduced a raft of nationwide restrictions, including the closure of cinemas, hotels and many shops, in March. Graphic of global cases and deaths) https://tmsnrt.rs/34pvUyi However, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski told a news conference that the infection rate in many regions was now at a level where authorities believed they can lift some restrictions.
A Michigan mom is facing child abuse charges after police say she attacked her teen children when they returned home during a party she was hosting. Around 3:40 a.m. Sunday, a teen boy called 911 and said he'd been assaulted by his mom, Michigan State Police said Wednesday in a news release. When officers arrived, the boy explained that his mom had kicked him and his sister out of their Richfield Township home so she could throw a party.
The Pentagon says that the Russian military buildup near Ukraine is larger than the one in 2014. The Defense Department also said that it is not clear "that this is all about training," as Russia says. The US has also raised concerns about Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea.
Danes returned to cafes, restaurants, bars and museums on Wednesday for the first time in months as COVID-19 restrictions were eased thanks to a drop in infection rates. Cafes and restaurants had been shut down except for takeaway since a second wave of COVID-19 accelerated in December. Denmark has adopted a "corona-passport" system whereby people can either use a mobile application or a government-approved form to show if they have been vaccinated, previously infected or have had a negative test in the past 72 hours.
Amid the myriad challenges the US faces, China poses the greatest risk, top US intelligence officials say. While there are some similarities in their methods, Beijing's broader strategic ambitions worry those officials more than Russia's challenges. The chiefs of the leading US intelligence agencies recently testified before Congress about the most important threats to US national security over the next year.
Ted Cruz piled on Joe Biden's comments on the Derek Chauvin trial, arguing that the US president speaking on the landmark criminal case could lead to the former Minneapolis police officer going free on appeal. The senator from Texas attacked the president for publicly discussing the case in the Oval Office hours before the jury convicted Chauvin of murdering George Floyd. Mr Biden made his comments after the jury was sequestered for their deliberations and said that he thought the evidence against the former police officer was “overwhelming.”
A sign that reads Sparez is close by. HL's caption says that the Miami rapper (real name Diamond Blue Smith) was shot at Sparez bowling alley in Davie, but gives scant information. People surround the man trying to help keep him comfortable while waiting for an ambulance.
“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.”