Line worker rescues woman trapped by rushing water during overnight storms in Garvin County
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Caitlyn Jenner mocked for rambling interview insisting ‘a guy called Lee’ and other ‘budget people’ helped her understand California’s $3 trillion economy
Jenner describes how her experience of selling ‘a billion dollars worth of exercise equipment’ has helped her develop leadership skills
- The Independent
‘You are saying things that are not correct’, says infuriated NIAID director
- The Independent
Indian workers lured to New Jersey and forced to work 12 hours a day at $1.20 an hour to help build Hindu temple, says lawsuit
The workers were alleged threatened with pay cuts and arrests if they spoke to outsiders
- The Independent
He claimed in 2019 that windmills cause cancer
Activist group Justice for Myanmar last month called on commercial tenants of the Sule Square complex of offices and shops in the heart of Myanmar's commercial hub of Yangon to stop indirectly supporting the army. "Sule Square has big-name tenants that continue to lease office space in the building, indirectly supporting the army," Justice for Myanmar said in a report in which it identified 18 of the tenants.
- The Week
A federal bankruptcy judge in Dallas on Tuesday dismissed the National Rifle Association's attempt to declare bankruptcy, writing in a decision that the "petition was not filed in good faith" but rather as an effort to gain "unfair litigation advantage" against New York Attorney General Letitia James' civil lawsuit aiming to dissolve the nonprofit organization. The NRA was chartered in New York in 1871. After James filed the lawsuit, the group's leader, Wayne LaPierre, announced the NRA would file for bankruptcy and try to move to Texas. On Tuesday afternoon, James tweeted that by rejecting the NRA's effort to claim bankruptcy, the judge showed the organization it "does not get to dictate if and where it will answer for its actions, and our case will continue in New York court. No one is above the law." During the bankruptcy trial, several witnesses testified about how the NRA uses its tax-exempt funds to pay for tropical vacations, private airplanes, and weddings, NPR reports. LaPierre's private travel consultant said she received $26,000 a month to take care of LaPierre's travel needs and was taught how to change private jet invoices in order to hide destinations. More stories from theweek.comAn anti-vax conspiracy theory is apparently making anti-maskers consider masking up, social distancingTed Cruz walks out of gun violence hearing after failing to change the subjectThe top 4 congressional leaders are headed to the White House for the 1st time since 2019
A further 50 corpses are found on embankments, this time in Uttar Pradesh, as India battles Covid.
- Miami Herald
North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime handily defeated former City Clerk Michael Etienne to win a second two-year term Tuesday, according to unofficial results posted by the Miami-Dade elections department.
- Associated Press
Blake Wheeler had two goals and two assists, Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Tuesday night to clinch third place in the North Division. Kyle Connor had a goal and two assists, Mark Scheifele added a goal and an assist and Mason Appleton also scored for the Jets. Hellebuyck finished with his 24th career shutout.
Britain's pandemic-battered economy grew more strongly than expected in March as it gathered speed for a bounce-back from its coronavirus slump of 2020, official data showed on Wednesday. The ONS warned it was too soon to say if this was the start of a trend or just short-term disruption.
- The Independent
Senate to consider sweeping federal election legislation as Republicans endorse dozens of bills to limit ballot access in nearly every state
- The State
Children age 12 to 15 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at any provider across the state currently administering the Pfizer vaccine, but must obtain consent from a parent or guardian before doing so.
- Business Insider
Bill Gates is reportedly hiding out in his mansion at a billionaires' golf club in California that costs $250,000 to join
Bill Gates has been at his $12.5 million mansion at The Vintage Club for about three months, a source told Page Six. Membership costs $250,000.
- Business Insider
More than 120 retired generals and admirals wrote to Biden suggesting he wasn't legitimately elected and questioning his mental health
The letter published by "Flag Officers 4 America" appeared to advance a false conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was illegitimate.
- Business Insider
Internet Computer is already one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies with a market cap of $45 billion - just two days after launching
The first day of trading saw its price swing wildly as it hit an intraday high of $700 before declining to around $250.
At least 35 Palestinians and five Israelis have been killed as fighting between Israel's military and Hamas entered a third day Wednesday, per Reuters.The big picture: The worst aerial exchanges of fire between Israel and Hamas since 2014 come after escalating violence in Jerusalem that injured hundreds of Palestinians and several Israeli police officers during protests over the planned evictions of Palestinian families from their homes. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The UN has said the evictions would violate international law. Smoke billows on May 12 at Ashkelon's refinery, hit by Hamas rockets the previous day in southern Israel, near the Gaza Strip. Photo: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images People gather at the site of a collapsed building in the aftermath of Israeli air strikes on Gaza City on May 11. Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images Rockets are launched from Gaza toward the coastal city of Tel Aviv, Israel on May 11. Photo: Anas Baba/AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian youth comforts an injured boy receiving medical care al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza on May 11. Photo: Mahmud HamsA/AFP via Getty Images Israeli emergency services transport an injured man in the town of Holon near Tel Aviv, on May 11. Photo: Gideon Markowicz/AFP via Getty Images Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at Palestinian demonstrators at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on May 11. Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian protester burns tires in response to Israeli security forces at the Beit El checkpoint early on May 12. Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Smoke billows from Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on May 11. Photo: Anas Baba/AFP via Getty Images Israeli forces and others take cover on the ground as rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip into the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on May 11. Photo: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian man holds an injured girl awaiting medical care at al-Shifa hospital, after an Israeli air strike in Gaza city, on May 11. Nine children were among 24 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes the previous day, AP reports. Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images A Rabbi inspects the damage inside a religious school in the central Israeli city of Lod, near Tel Aviv, on May 11 following overnight exchanges of fire. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images Smoke billows from a fire caused by Israeli air strikes in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on May 11. Photo: Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images Rockets are launched from Gaza into Israel on May 11. Photo: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images Palestinian children inspect their damaged house following an Israeli airstrike at Al-Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza City on May 11. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images Israel's Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepts rockets above the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, after they were launched from the Gaza Strip on May 10. Photo: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Israeli forces fire tear gas towards Palestinians throwing stones during a protest in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, on May 10. Photo: Hazem Bade/AFP via Getty Images Palestinian medics evacuating a wounded person during protests in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on May 10. Photo: Ahmad Ghabarli/AFP via Getty Images Palestinians respond to Israeli forces during a protest against attacks by Israeli police on Palestinians at Masjid al-Aqsa, in Nablus, West Bank early on May 11. Photo: Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Israeli forces during a Palestinian protest at Masjid al-Aqsa, in Nablus, West Bank, early on May 11. Photo: Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesEditor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the latest exchanges and more photos.Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
- The Week
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner told CNN, in an interview broadcast Tuesday, that she "didn't even vote" in the 2020 election. But "Los Angeles County records show she actually did cast a ballot last fall," Politico reported Tuesday night, with notarized proof. What a strange lie. https://t.co/nDaRWjNwsF pic.twitter.com/oUO6CXdj4g — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) May 12, 2021 Jenner didn't leave much wriggle room, telling CNN's Dana Bash she didn't vote for president or any of the 12 ballot measures because "I didn't see any propositions that I really had one side or the other." So on Election Day, Jenner said, "I just couldn't get excited about it. And I just wound up going to play golf and I said, eh, I'm not doing that." An unidentified Jenner campaign spokesperson told Politico's Carla Marinucci that Jenner voted on "some local issues." But even if that's true, Marinucci writes, "her claim to be a non-voter in that seminal 2020 election was baffling for a gubernatorial candidate trying to establish her political credibility, especially since records show she did participate in the contest." GOP strategist Tim Rosales told Politico he's heard of lots of candidates who said they voted and didn't, "but I've never heard it the opposite way, where somebody said that I didn't vote" and actually did. "I can imagine, having been on the inside of these types of high profile campaigns, you've got a lot of people scrambling right now," he added. Claremont McKenna College's Jack Pitney, a former GOP operative, said if Jenner were "someone who is serious about public life," she "would know there is record of who votes — and who doesn't." He likened Jenner's campaign to "a reality show," adding "this gets her attention. Mission accomplished." A new poll from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies found opposition to the California gubernatorial recall rising to 49 percent, with 35 percent in favor. Jenner won only 6 percent of voters pressed to pick a candidate if Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is recalled. More stories from theweek.comAn anti-vax conspiracy theory is apparently making anti-maskers consider masking up, social distancingTed Cruz walks out of gun violence hearing after failing to change the subjectThe top 4 congressional leaders are headed to the White House for the 1st time since 2019
LARAMIE, Wyo. (Reuters) -When lifelong Wyoming Republican Tage Benson and Democrat Chamois Andersen met for the first time at the Owl in the Attic antiques store in Laramie this past weekend, they quickly put their political differences aside. Their home state's embattled Republican congresswoman, Liz Cheney, needed to be supported, they agreed, for standing up to former President Donald Trump and contesting his false stolen-election claims. “This is where Democrats and Republicans can come together,” said Anderson, 51, a wildlife advocate who often disagrees with Cheney on policy.
- USA TODAY
At least nine states have announced that they will be ending participation in unemployment assistance programs. Here are their reasons.
- LA Times
Shohei Ohtani strikes out 10 before spending a little time playing in right field during the Angels' 5-1 loss to the Houston Astros.