CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
- Business Insider
The CDC is investigating the death of an Oregon woman who developed a rare blood clot after receiving Johnson & Johnson's vaccine
Until the investigation is complete, it cannot be concluded that her death is related to the vaccine.
- Business Insider
One dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer's vaccine provides protection against COVID-19 that lasts at least 10 weeks
One dose of a Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine reduced COVID-19 infections by 65%. Two doses of Pfizer's shot reduced infections by 90%.
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Top Trump ally Lindsey Graham praises Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for refusing to abolish the filibuster
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged his caucus to publicly praise the two Democratic lawmakers.
- The Daily Beast
FacebookAndrew Brown Jr., the North Carolina man who was fatally shot on Wednesday by a sheriff's deputy executing a search warrant at his home, was unarmed and fleeing the scene when he was shot, a lawyer for his family said. “To my understanding, there is body camera footage to this incident, and it has not been released. A lot of speculation is going on—we’re asking for answers, accountability, and transparency,” Harry Daniels, the Brown family attorney, said during a Thursday press conference that eyewitness accounts of the “unlawful, unjustified killing” confirmed Brown was fleeing the scene in a car and was unarmed. Now, the Brown family is “demanding immediate release” of the body-camera footage of the incident that has prompted hundreds of North Carolina residents to take to the streets in outrage for the last two nights. On Thursday, protesters gathered at the intersection where Brown was killed before marching downtown. They are asking the sheriff to meet them at the courthouse tonight so he can give details about the death of Andrew Brown to the Elizabeth City community face to face pic.twitter.com/nzflRRlOlM— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) April 22, 2021 The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday that Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was shot around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday while deputies were serving a search warrant and arrest warrant in the 400 block of Perry Street in Elizabeth City on felony drug charges. During a brief video statement on Thursday, Pasquotank Chief Deputy Daniel Fogg said the arrest warrant operation was classified as “high-risk” because Brown was a convicted felon with a history of resisting arrest. Court records show that Brown had a history of criminal charges since the 1990s, including a misdemeanor drug possession conviction and at least two pending felony drug charges.For that reason, Fogg said deputies were accompanied by their local version of a SWAT team, and other agencies were assisting them. Brown's neighbor, Demetria Williams, told the Associated Press that after hearing gunshots outside she ran out to see a deputy firing multiple times. She said that the car that Brown was driving then skidded into a tree.“When they opened the door he was already dead,” Williams said. “He was slumped over.” Williams said deputies attempted chest compressions on Brown. Authorities later removed a car from the scene with a broken rear windshield and multiple bullet holes, the AP reported. The officers involved have all been put on administrative leave “until we know all the facts,” Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten said in the prepared statement. “I will not prejudge anything or draw any conclusions until we have all the facts,” Wooten added. “I will say if the evidence shows that any of my deputies violated the law or policies they will be held accountable because that is what the citizens expect me to do and it’s the right thing to do.”Brown’s death marks the latest in a string of police shootings involving Black residents across the United States. On Tuesday night, a Columbus, Ohio police officer shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant after she appeared to have lunged at someone with a knife during a fight. The shocking incident, which was captured on police body cameras, came just minutes before former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.‘Tragic Day Here’: Deputy Fatally Shoots North Carolina Black Man While Serving Search WarrantEarlier this month, a white police officer in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, apparently firing her service weapon by accident instead of a Taser during the traffic stop.The demand for the body-camera footage into Brown's death might not be so easy, however. On Thursday, Wooten said that while the department is cooperating with the investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the body-camera video into the shooting will not be released unless there is a court order. Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble also confirmed that a judge must release the footage under North Carolina law, adding in a statement that while “we know people want to see the body camera footage...police body-worn camera footage is not a public record.” “We must follow the law and the law prohibits us from publicly releasing the body-worn camera footage. The law does allow a private viewing by the family of Mr. Brown we are working with their attorney to arrange that,” Womble added. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
- Charlotte Observer
Ryan Blaney was one of few NASCAR drivers to speak up publicly after the verdict in Minnesota this week. He opened up about why and what’s ahead at Talladega.
Venus Williams says switching to a vegan diet was a game-changer for her skin and health, but she still loves 'junk' food
Venus Williams told Insider her skin and athletic performance have drastically improved since going vegan, and she hasn't even cut out French fries.
- Miami Herald
“Something just came through the windshield and hit my mom in the head!” a woman cried out to a 911 dispatcher after she pulled over on Interstate 95 while driving to Daytona Beach on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The head of U.S. forces in the Middle East said on Thursday that he was concerned about the ability of the Afghan security forces to hold territory after the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country in the coming months. President Joe Biden announced last week that the United States will withdraw its remaining 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America's longest war. "My concern is the ability of the Afghan military to hold the ground that they're on now without the support that they've been used to for many years," Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
- The Independent
The ad will air starting on Thursday in Palm Beach, Florida – where Mar-a-Lago is based
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The scientist behind Pfizer's vaccine says people will likely need a 3rd COVID-19 shot and yearly doses
BioNTech's chief medical officer said the COVID-19 vaccine would be similar to the annual flu shot as immunity wanes over time.
- Yahoo News
The deepening disparities between two of the world’s largest countries should remind optimistic Americans that with light at the end of their own tunnel, it’s probably time for the U.S. to start thinking about how it can help end the pandemic elsewhere too.
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The US military is turning to special operators to fend off Russian and Chinese influence in its neighborhood
By using information operations, or propaganda, Beijing and Moscow are trying to gain an economic, intelligence, and military advantage.
A Florida couple tried to host their wedding at a $5.7 million mansion that wasn't theirs. Then the owner showed up.
A couple planned their wedding day at a 16,000-square-foot Florida estate. The only problem - they didn't have permission to use the property.
- LA Times
Madonna is her mother. Timothée Chalamet was her first boyfriend. Lourdes Leon, a.k.a. Lola, talked to Vanity Fair about growing up famous.
Other ex-officers charged in George Floyd's killing are 'almost 100 percent' going to plead guilty after Derek Chauvin's conviction, experts say
The former officers will want to avoid a jury trial in the wake of Chauvin's conviction, criminal justice experts tell Insider.
Seth Rogen says it's not a 'coincidence' that he hasn't directed a movie since 'The Interview' and the subsequent Sony hack
The actor also admits to The New York Times that he was "gun shy" after all the controversy that surrounded the release of his 2014 comedy.
A presumed attack on the Chinese ambassador to Pakistan highlights the animosity Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative is generating.
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Alexander Rossi didn't sugarcoat his 2020 season, which was a terrible year at Andretti Autosport. Just one win, never in the championship mix, a driver fired with three races remaining and, worst of all, the team was a non-factor at the Indianapolis 500. “I just think we sucked globally,” Rossi said.
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"Let's say his name was LeBron Trump and he was a right-wing activist. He would be banned from Twitter and he would lose his job," McEnany said.
Brett Favre said it's hard to believe that Derek Chauvin meant to kill George Floyd, and other athletes have lashed out at him in response
The Hall of Fame quarterback made the comments Wednesday on his podcast "Bolling With Favre."