The Facial Hair Fundraiser, or Beardraiser, made some normally clean-shaven police officers become local heroes.
- Associated Press
A worrisome bout of inflation struck the U.S. economy in April, with consumer prices for goods and services surging 0.8% — the largest monthly jump in more than a decade — and the year-over-year increase reaching its fastest rate since 2008. Shortages of goods and parts related to disrupted supply chains have been a key factor.
- LA Times
The payment came shortly after the attack got underway last week. The FBI discourages organizations from paying ransom to hackers.
China has targeted Muslim religious leaders, according to a new report, charging many with extremism.
The report from the US Labor Department comes amid fears that rising prices could push up interest rates.
PARIS (Reuters) -Air France and Airbus should stand trial for involuntary manslaughter over their role in a 2009 crash in the Atlantic that killed 228 people, the Paris court of appeal ruled on Wednesday. The ruling reverses a 2019 decision not to prosecute either company over the accident, in which the pilots lost control of the Airbus A330 jet after ice blocked its airspeed sensors. Victims' families welcomed the ruling, but Airbus and Air France said they would seek to overturn it at the Cour de Cassation, France's highest appeal court.
- The Independent
The county has only vaccinated 0.71 per cent of its population
- Business Insider
Pfizer's vaccine could be put into the arms of middle and high schoolers across the country as early as Thursday.
- USA TODAY
The first order of business will be to replace Cheney, and it looks like Rep. Elise Stefanik will step into that role.
- LA Times
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and GM Rob Pelinka talk about their close personal relationships with Kobe Bryant on eve of his Hall of Fame induction.
- Business Insider
Florida officials are preparing 'contingency plans' for a Trump indictment from New York, report says
The investigation from Manhattan DA Cy Vance could involve different scenarios depending on whether Trump is indicted in Florida or New Jersey.
- Business Insider
Former White House counsel Don McGahn has agreed to a closed-door interview with lawmakers on Trump's alleged attempts to block the Russia investigation
The House Judiciary Committee said it had reached an agreement with McGahn for him to do a private but transcribed interview.
- Idaho Statesman
“I just collapsed outside the store.”
Matt Damon says the world doesn't need to 'mourn the death' of the Golden Globes after diversity criticism
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has faced criticism for its lack of diversity after it was revealed that none of its 86 members are Black.
Dyeing hair platinum blonde is one of the most drastic changes a person can make to their look - here are 36 celebrities who took the plunge.
- Yahoo News
As California posts America's best COVID numbers, Newsom's approval rises — and Caitlyn Jenner's recall hopes sink
Conservative critics of California Gov. Gavin Newsom seem to have made a serious miscalculation by seeking to recall and replace him this fall, new data suggests.
- Business Insider
GOP Rep. Paul Gosar said police 'executed' Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot and that the feds are 'harassing peaceful patriots'
Gosar criticized the Justice Department, which has charged hundreds in the attack, and called Babbitt a "young lady, a veteran wrapped in a US flag."
- The Telegraph
Politics latest news: It's absurd to suggest I could pocket £60m from Greensill, says David Cameron - watch live
Judith Woods: Dave's cringey dad texts are his most mortifying mistake yet Boris Johnson urged to fight back against ‘woke warriors’ Allister Heath: Barnier's immigration U-turn betrays panic David Cameron Greensill scandal: What is the lobbying row about? Coronavirus latest news: We may need local lockdowns to tackle Indian variant, says PM Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial David Cameron has said it is "absurd" to suggest he would have pocketed £60 million if Greensill had been successful, saying he had believed his lobbying was in the public interest. He told the Treasury Committee: "I can tell you the motivation for contacting the Government was that I thought we had a really good idea for how to help extending credit to thousands of businesses." Mr Cameron said it was a "painful day" as he gave evidence on his actions, telling MPs: "I completely accept that former prime ministers are in a different position to others because of the office we held and the influence that continues to bring. We need to think differently and act differently." "I accept there is a strong argument that having a former prime minister engage on behalf of any commercial interest... can be open to misinterpretation." Mr Cameron is first giving evidence to the Treasury committee, followed by a second grilling with the public accounts committee from 5pm. Follow the latest updates below.
Muslim countries must show a united and clear stance over Israel's conflict with the Islamist Hamas movement in Gaza, Turkey's vice president, Fuat Oktay, said on Thursday, criticising world powers for condemning violence without acting. "What we desire is that active measures are taken," Oktay told reporters after morning prayers marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In several days of conflict, Hamas has fired volleys of rockets towards Israeli cities and Israel has launched air strikes against the Islamist faction in the Gaza Strip.
- Raleigh News and Observer
CBS has finales tonight for “Mom,” “Young Sheldon” and “B Positive.” At least one show isn’t returning, and it’s a decent bet it’ll be two.
- The Daily Beast
Screenshot/ALEAThe remains of a five-week-old Alabama boy, whose disappearance this week had confounded authorities, were found on Wednesday shortly after his parents gave a press conference in which they begged for help in finding their son. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday that the baby’s father, 32-year-old Caleb Michael Whisnand, will be charged with capital murder after initially being hit with manslaughter charges. He will be held without bond. Angela Gardner, the child’s 28-year-old mom, has not been charged with any crime, authorities said.Authorities say they received a 911 call around 10:45 p.m. Monday evening from Whisnand, who was at a Circle K convenience store along a highway outside Montgomery. The call was about a missing baby who weighed 10 pounds and was last seen in a camouflage onesie. Few details of the infant’s disappearance have not been made public, though police say they are reviewing security footage. ALEA During their Wednesday press conference, Caleb Whisnand and Gardner did not refer to their son by name and offered conflicting accounts of what exactly happened. Whisnand repeatedly stressed that he could not recall many details about the disappearance. “I don’t remember a lot, but I did remember I was breaking up, ya know, with the cops. If anybody’s got anything, any places that I could have gone, you know who you are,” he said, according to AL.com.Gardner said she had been at home Monday with her 2-year-old child when Whisnand brought the five-week-old to the convenience store.“He went to go pay gas at the gas station and realized he was gone. He let the police know, and me know, that he was missing… Please find him, please,” she said. Asked about the last time the whole family was together, Whisnand said it was Saturday night when “we were all together sleeping.” Bizarrely, he went on to say, “And I don’t remember much.”“It’s not easy,” Gardner chimed in. Shortly after the presser ended, little Caleb’s remains were found.On Thursday, Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham said that the baby’s body was found in Lowndes County on Wednesday night, about thirty minutes from where he was last seen. The discovery was made after authorities received new information about Whitland and Garland went in front of cameras asking for the return of their son. “We want to let the community know that we brought some closure. But we still have a lot of work to do,” Cunningham said.Cunningham, however, didn’t say how Caleb Jr. died or how he went missing. He said local and federal investigators are still piecing together a timeline of when the boy died compared to when they were alerted he was missing.Margaret Hope, the baby’s maternal grandmother, told AL.com that the young couple lived with Whisnand’s parents and that her daughter was planning to leave. “I think that’s the reason he took the baby,” Hope told the outlet, adding that her grandson was found in a wooden area. “He knew he done killed that baby and he had to come up with some excuse.”“Angela is a great mother, and she is over-protective of her kids,” Hope added. “She was so happy when she gave birth. I was there when she gave birth to the baby. I can’t believe the SOB killed her baby.”At the time of Whisnand’s arrest, authorities said he was already under indictment in an unrelated case on reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, and meth and heroin possession charges. Court records show Whisnand was arrested after being pulled over in June 2020 for driving erratically. At the time of the incident, Gardner and an infant were also in the vehicle.Sheriff Cunningham said on Thursday that it was too early to tell if drugs had a role in the infant’s death.Capt. Trent Beasley, who is in charge of investigations at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, said he could not explain why the couple said they were last together with their baby on Saturday.“I can’t speak to their mental state. I don’t know where the father was at when he was answering questions,” Beasley was quoted saying by the Montgomery Advertiser.He said the baby’s father had called 911 four minutes after the baby was last seen on surveillance footage at the gas station.“The video image is a little grainy, but it looks to be him,” Beasley said.Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey vowed to seek justice for baby Caleb during the Thursday briefing. “This morning begins the long process of this case going through the criminal justice system,” he said. “This case will be prosecuted by the best prosecutors in this state and we will make sure that justice will prevail for this baby.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet 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.