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Four children missing since last year were found Tuesday, three of them barricaded with their mom in a safe room at their grandmother's Arkansas home. Their mother, Lisa Goodman, lost custody of the kids but refused to turn them over to authorities and reportedly fled the state, according to the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office. They were ages 5, 7, 15 and 16 at the time Goodman lost custody, KATV reported.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has mostly stayed out of New York City's mayoral race, but she had some harsh words for candidate Andrew Yang, the presumptive favorite, on Tuesday. Yang had tweeted Monday that he is "standing with the people of Israel" amid the escalating violence between Israeli forces and Hamas, which stems from the government threatening to evict Palestinian families from their homes in east Jerusalem. Yang's words ultimately led his campaign to cancel a planned trip to help distribute groceries in Queens ahead of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan.
A fire erupted Monday at Kuwait's largest oil field, injuring two workers, the country's state-run news agency reported. The injured workers were in stable condition and receiving treatment at a nearby hospital, according to the state-run KUNA news agency, citing Qusai al-Amer, the Kuwait Oil Company spokesman. The blaze at the Great Burgan Field in the southeastern desert of Kuwait, which produces over 1.6 million barrels of oil a day, did not impact production, the report said.
A 2-year-old suffered a small laceration to her face after being assaulted with a suitcase by an unhinged man in NYC on Monday night. The toddler was in a stroller and walking with her mother in Lower Manhattan when a random man approached them and hit the baby in the face with a suitcase, police reported. According to the New York Post, the child suffered bruising and a minor laceration.
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is facing backlash from social media users after posting a tweet on Monday that appears to be pro-Israel. What happened: The former 2020 presidential candidate tweeted on Monday that he is "standing with the people of Israel" and "condemn[s] the Hamas terrorists" amid the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians escalated due in part to “heavy-handed Israeli policing of Palestinians during Ramadan and controversial efforts in the Israeli courts to evict Palestinians from their homes,” BBC reported.
Despite its standing as the world's most vaccinated country, the 115-island archipelago Seychelles is seeing a dramatic resurgence in COVID-19 transmission, bringing its daily case rate to "a higher number of infections per capita than India," The Wall Street Journal reports. To date, approximately 67 percent of Seychelles' population is vaccinated — the majority of those citizens received Chinese vaccine Sinopharm, while the remainder received Covishield, a derivative of AstraZeneca's shot manufactured in India. Authorities have not yet disclosed how many of the new cases are among Sinopharm recipients, but "the situation is being watched all over the world for what it says about the effectiveness of vaccines," writes the Journal.
Turkey's top diplomat met with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia Tuesday on his first official trip in years, as the country pushes to repair damaged ties with the kingdom that reached a low point over the 2018 killing in Istanbul of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “We discussed in an open and sincere way what can be done in our bilateral relations, the areas where we have problems, how we can resolve them,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters after his meeting with Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. “It's not enough to condemn (the violence), the (Muslim) community is expecting us to take some steps,” Cavusoglu said.
The authorities were able to connect the suspect to at least two burglaries in Beverly Hills during which flat-screen TVs were stolen. A break-in on April 20 in the 1900 block of Loma Vista Drive helped authorities connect Prowell to a break-in at 100 block of Stanley Drive on June 20, 2020. The Beverly Hills Police Department released a statement on the matter.
In a video statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said, "At the conclusion of a situational assessment, it was decided that both the might of the attacks and the frequency of the attacks will be increased." Militants in Gaza launched rocket barrages into Israel for a second day on Tuesday and Israeli planes fired missiles in the Palestinian territory, where the health ministry said the death toll rose to at least 26, including nine children. A head of the Magen David Ambulance service said rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip killed two women in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday, the first fatalities in Israel in cross-border hostilities.
Sir Keir Starmer has been urged to publicly renounce Lord Mandelson, as trade union leaders hit out at the growing influence of the prince of darkness'' over the Labour Party. Despite efforts to draw a line under the bitter infighting sparked by his frontbench reshuffle, Sir Keir risked being dragged into a new confrontation on Monday over the role of the Labour grandee, who is said to be providing political counsel to him. Lord Mandelson, who rose to prominence as Tony Blair's "fixer" during the New Labour era, has been increasingly active in recent weeks and has used a number of media interviews to blame Labour's electoral woes on Jeremy Corbyn and the hard-Left.
The autopilot function on a Tesla car involved in a fatal crash in Texas in April was "not available" at the time, according to a preliminary report. Police said one victim was found in the front passenger seat, the other in the back after it crashed and caught fire. The early findings suggest the car's autopilot was "not available" on the road where the accident happened.
Trump is encouraging a 2020 election lawsuit in a Michigan county he already won. Antrim County's results were fully audited and hand-recounted in December, affirming Trump's win. More than six months after the 2020 presidential election, former President Donald Trump is hyping a lawsuit in a small Michigan county that he already won.
Susan Conlin O'Neil was walking home from dinner to her Hilton Head Island condo Wednesday night when she took a step down on the sidewalk and felt a pang in her heel. O'Neil was bitten three times by a copperhead snake on the sidewalk outside her South Forest Beach home. “It felt like someone stuck an electric knife in my leg, like a volt of electricity,” she told The Island Packet.
As the US reckons with the potential impact of a ransomeware attack on one of its largest fuel delivery systems, Russia has denied any role in the hack that effectively shut the pipeline down. The Colonial Pipeline was hit on Friday by an attack that saw 100GB of its data stolen and many of its computer systems locked pending the payment of a ransom to the hackers. The size of the ransom has not been made clear, and nor is it known whether the company has paid it or intends to.
Paul Mitchell said that Kevin McCarthy is backing Liz Cheney's removal from leadership because it benefits McCarthy. Mitchell argued that McCarthy wants to quell dissent to win back the House majority in 2022 and become speaker of the House. "He will do almost anything to get the gavel and become speaker, short of throwing his mother under the bus," Mitchell said.
The Miami Beach City Commission will hold a potentially binding vote Wednesday on a proposal to stop selling alcohol after 2 a.m. in the South Beach entertainment district. As it was written on Tuesday, the ordinance would permanently move up by three hours the current 5 a.m. cutoff of alcohol sales on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive from 16th Street to Fifth Street. “It is anticipated that the details of such a pilot program, including the duration of the program, will be provided via supplemental agenda or discussed at the May 12, 2021 City Commission meeting,” reads in part a city memo attached to Wednesday's meeting agenda.
Dozens of decaying corpses are washing up on the banks of India's Ganges River. The local authorities believe these are the corpses of COVID dead from Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India. The corpses may have been immersed in the river, as India faces a shortage of wood for cremations.
Sen. Romney reportedly exploded at Sen. Josh Hawley over the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Hawley has been heavily criticized for raising objections to Biden's electoral votes. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah exploded at Sen. Josh Hawley over the January 6 Capitol insurrection, The Washington Post reported.
A Texas judge rejected the NRA's attempt to go bankrupt, siding with New York state prosecutors. Prosecutors said the bankruptcy filing was an attempt to squirm out of other litigation. In August, New York's attorney general accused the NRA of corruption and negligent oversight.
The parents of one of two Americans who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison after an Italian police officer was fatally stabbed have spoken out for the first time since their son's verdict. Ethan and Leah Elder, the parents of Finnegan Elder, described their son's mental state as “perilous” after he was sentenced to life in prison. “We just want Finn to be able to survive this,” Leah Elder told ABC News' Good Morning America on Monday.
After April's surprisingly dismal jobs report, they're moving to end expanded unemployment benefits early. Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Monday that the state was halting its participation in federal unemployment benefits starting June 19. Its unemployment rate stands at 3.8%, higher than the 2.8% it had in February 2020.
Ma'Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer who was called to her foster home in April. Bryant's biological family has publicly called out the foster care system for failing to protect her. Experts told Insider foster parents are advised against leaving children home when they're not there.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”