After serving as chief of University of Cincinnati's police department and 23 years with Cincinnati Police Department, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold is now leading her new city through one of its darkest days.
‘He didn’t deserve to be shot and killed like this,’ said his mother, Katie Wright, after her 20-year-old son’s deadly police stop. The National Guard was deployed to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday night after hundreds of protesters gathered over the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Black man by a police officer during a traffic stop. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz confirmed the victim as Daunte Wright.
The chief of an indigenous group in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu that venerated Prince Philip offered condolences to Britain's royal family on Sunday and recalled meeting the late prince during a visit to England. "The connection between the people on the Island of Tanna and the English people is very strong," said Chief Yapa of Ikunala village, Tanna. "We are sending condolence messages to the royal family and the people of England."
- The Week
Sunday's cyberattack on Iran's underground Natanz uranium enrichment facility, widely believed to be the work of Israel, has added another layer of uncertainty over the already delicate indirect talks between Iran and the U.S. on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday threatened retaliation against Israel and "any power with knowledge" of the sabotage, but he said Iran will take part in scheduled Wednesday negotiations in Vienna, conducted through European and other parties to the nuclear accord. Israel, whose government strongly opposed the 2015 deal and has criticized President Biden's efforts to resurrect it, has neither publicly denied or claimed responsibility for the cyberattack, which temporarily set back Iran's ability to enrich uranium at the facility. But Israeli media has heavily suggested the country is behind the sabotage, and U.S. and Israeli officials confirmed to The New York Times that Israel at least played a role. The Biden administration has neither condemned nor celebrated the Natanz attack. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday "the U.S. was not involved in any manner" and has "nothing to add on speculation about the causes or the impacts," adding, "Our focus is on the diplomatic path forward." It isn't clear if the U.S. was warned about the sabotage beforehand or whether Israel timed the attack to coincide with a visit to Israel by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Austin did not mention Iran at a news conference Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The talks to restart the agreement, which former President Donald Trump pulled out from in 2018, are at an early stage, and the U.S. and Iran don't agree about which U.S. sanctions would be lifted and under what conditions; Iran wants them lifted before it returns to compliance with the nuclear deal while the U.S. sees Iran's compliance as a precondition. At this point, both sides are committed to the negotiations. Israel wants "to take revenge because of our progress in the way to lift sanctions," Zarif said. "We will not fall into their trap. ... We will not allow this act of sabotage to affect the nuclear talks." More stories from theweek.comTrump finally jumps the shark7 brutally funny cartoons about Mitch McConnell's corporate hypocrisyBiden gets positive GOP reviews after infrastructure meeting, a hard no on corporate tax hike
- Business Insider
Scandal-plagued Florida politician Joel Greenberg reportedly tried to leverage his relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz to get a pardon from Trump
Greenberg, who is facing 33 federal charges, including sex trafficking of a minor, could be key in the DOJ's investigation into Gaetz.
- Business Insider
Boehner slams Trump's conduct during the 2020 election, says the former president 'abused' his loyalists
"He stepped all over their loyalty to him by continuing to say things that just weren't true," Boehner told USA Today about Trump and his followers.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyTrump’s infamous tweet about Mika Brzezinski “bleeding badly from a face-lift” originated from a conversation between her and the former first couple in their bedroom. We didn’t see that coming, but according to the Morning Joe co-host that’s the honest truth. She and her co-host (and husband) Joe Scarborough have regrettably, in her own words, had a working relationship with the former president since long before his first campaign. They would pay him visits now and then, and vice versa, and during his presidency Mika says she and Joe came down to Mar-a-Lago at Trump’s request.“I actually had gotten like a thing on the sides of my neck, like I guess they call it like a chin tuck,” she tells co-host Molly Jong-Fast in this episode of The New Abnormal. “Four days later, it's New Year's Eve and Trump is calling Joe and he's like ‘where's Mika.’ He's always obsessed with me.”Still loopy on painkillers from her surgery, and against Joe’s advice, she says she made the trip down anyway and finds herself turtle-neck clad, having a conversation with Melania about her chin tuck—inside the couple’s bedroom.He Was Partners With ‘QAnon.’ Now He Wants Them Arrested.“I'm talking to Melania about it, woman to woman, then Donald came up and said, ‘You know, Melania has had no work done. She's perfect.‘’ I'm like, ‘That's great.” A few months go by, she makes some disparaging remarks about Trump on air and the next thing she knows, the tweet happens.“I literally laugh out loud. Uproariously I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever read,” she says, before explaining how she and her team plotted their response.Why Matt Gaetz Was Left Twisting in the WindThen! The Nation’s Elie Mystal breaks down the Derek Chauvin trial and why it’s unlike any other cop murder trial he’s ever seen.“I cannot think of another trial where police was accused of murder, where the chief of police, where his own chief of police testified against him,” he explains. “In most cop trials, other cops are like, ‘Oh, I also would have shot that Black guy.’ ‘Oh, that Black guy definitely deserves to be shot to death,’ In this cop trial, other cops are testifying to say 'That ain't reasonable, right? That ain't right. That ain't what we do,' and that legally is significant.”Of course, it wouldn’t be a TNA episode without Mystal, Molly, and Jesse Cannon going in on Matt Gaetz and his Republican enablers. “The Republicans know that Matt Gaetz is dirty. They don't care,” he says.Listen to The New Abnormal on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Amazon.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.
- Miami Herald
Every year, thousands of Venezuelans arrive in the United States, leaving behind a country they no longer can call home. This isn’t by choice, but by necessity. Thanks to dictators Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s economy has all but collapsed. Venezuela’s future will depend on foreign investment to rebuild its economy and create jobs and opportunity once again.
- USA TODAY
NAACP calls to end qualified immunity in Virginia after police officer pepper-sprayed Black and Latino Army officer
A Virginia police officer accused of pepper-spraying a Black and Latino military officer during a traffic stop in December has been fired.
Thousands of people in Saint Vincent have been evacuated after the La Soufrière volcano erupted.
- Architectural Digest
These fantastical homes range from a 64,000-acre Texas ranch to an oceanside estate in the south of France Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
- Kansas City Star
Gov. Mike Parson has said he won’t require vaccines to travel in Missouri but said he was “fine with” private sector vaccine requirements.
- USA TODAY
The GOP continues to struggle to maintain party unity after former President Donald Trump's election loss.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Unlike the other contenders, he’s grown up 20 minutes from the world-renowned course.
- LA Times
East teams primed to challenge for the Stanley Cup were among the teams that stood out at NHL trade deadline, but the Kings also made notable moves.
- The Telegraph
The touching tributes alluded to a beloved grandfather and great-grandfather. Reflecting their own appreciation of Prince Philip’s role as a mentor, role model and sounding board, the statements released on Monday by the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex also touched on the 99-year-old’s precious bond with the newest additions to the Royal family. From the tender image of Prince George carriage driving with his great-grandfather, to Prince Harry’s declaration that the Duke would hold a special place in the hearts of Archie and his unborn 11th great-granddaughter – the poignant messages painted the picture of a patriarch whose absence will be felt by those young and old.
- Associated Press
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday because of a strained groin. Rendon was hurt while making a throw late in a 15-1 loss to Toronto on Saturday. The Angels made the roster move retroactive to Sunday.
'The Matrix' star Carrie-Anne Moss said she was offered a role as a grandma the day after she turned 40
"I went from being a girl to the mother to beyond the mother," Moss said about her career trajectory.
Hank Azaria feels he needs to 'personally apologize' to every Indian in America for voicing Apu in 'The Simpsons'
Hank Azaria said that the depiction of Apu, an Indian convenience-store worker, in "The Simpsons" is "practically a slur at this point."
Prince William paid tribute to his 'extraordinary' grandfather Prince Philip, saying his life was 'defined by service'
Prince William's statement on Prince Philip's death was published on the Royal Family's website on Monday.
- Associated Press
The attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility is casting a major shadow over the resumption of indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran over resurrection of the international accord limiting Iran's nuclear program. Neither Iran nor the U.S. say the incident will crater the negotiations.