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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.
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.
A Colombian rebel group that has been fighting against the Venezuelan army since March, said in a letter addressed to the International Committee of the Red Cross that it has captured eight Venezuelan soldiers and is trying to find a way to hand them over to human rights groups. The Red Cross confirmed on Tuesday that it had received the letter, but said it cannot comment further because that would compromise its humanitarian work. In the letter – which was also published online by Fundaredes, a Venezuelan human rights organization -- the group known as the Martin Villa 10th Front said that it captured the soldiers on April 23 during a battle in Venezuela's Apure state.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed a long-term “global partnership” with US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. The couple on Tuesday night announced that their Archewell Foundation had joined forces with the US-based company to “uplift girls and women” to “build more compassionate communities” and promote the “transformative power” of sport. P&G owns billion-dollar brands including Pampers, Aerial, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Febreze and Olay.
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.
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.
Two protesters were killed when Sudanese security forces dispersed a demonstration late Tuesday in the capital of Khartoum, a local medical group said. The violence broke out when dozens of protesters made their way late in the day to the sealed-off area outside the military's headquarters to commemorate a deadly break-up of a protester camp two years ago. The Sudanese doctors' committee said security forced fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters, killing at least two people and wounding more than 15 others, some of them in critical condition.
"Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect," responded Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). "The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology," he said. Sen. Paul brought up what's known as "gain-of-function" research, a field focused on coaxing viruses to mutate and potentially increase transmissibility, alleging America was "juicing up" natural pathogens and sharing its findings with a laboratory in Wuhan, the city in China where the novel Coronavirus first emerged.
A day after 124 retired generals and admirals released a letter spreading the lie that President Joe Biden stole the election, current and former military officers are speaking out, calling the missive a dangerous news sign of the military being dragged into the trenches of partisan warfare. The open letter on Monday from a group calling itself Flag Officers 4 America advanced the false conspiracy theory that the presidential vote was rigged in Biden's favor and warned that the nation is "in deep peril" from "a full-blown assault on our Constitutional rights." “Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration,” they wrote, “our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic.”
Dozens more bodies have washed up on the banks of the Ganges in northern India as the country struggles with a second Covid wave. More than 50 bodies have been discovered in Gahmar, Uttar Pradesh over the past few days. On Monday, at least 40 bodies were pulled from the river some 55km (34 miles) downstream from Gahmar.
An Alabama man who is a self-proclaimed witch has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of 21-year-old mother Leila Cavett, Hollywood police announced late Tuesday. Shannon Ryan, 39, who was charged last month by Miramar police with child neglect after federal charges were dropped, also faces a charge of tampering with evidence by Hollywood police. Cavett, who was living in Atlanta and visiting South Florida, went missing July 25.
The Israel Defense Forces released video Tuesday of its Iron Dome system shooting down rockets. Hamas fired the rockets amid heightened tensions and fighting that has already killed dozens. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a video of its Iron Dome air defense system filling the sky with interceptors as more than 100 rockets rained down on Tel Aviv and central Israel Tuesday evening, the latest in a string of rocket attacks over the past couple of days.
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.
A year after an agreement to sell Victoria's Secret fell apart as the pandemic emptied malls nationwide, the chain will be spun off by its owner to become a separate company. L Brands, based in Columbus, Ohio, has been shopping the struggling chain elsewhere since the collapse of that deal and said it had held talks with a number of potential buyers, but it appears it could not come to an agreement on price. Victoria's Secret was to be sold to Sycamore Partners last year for about $525 million, but the private equity firm sued to get out of the deal citing the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Rich countries "throwing money" at schemes designed to enhance biodiversity is ineffective, a report by charity Third World Network says. The report calls for "a profound re-organisation of the global post-pandemic economy to prevent further harm to the planet". It recommends nothing less than a "change in our entire economic model".
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.
Bridgerton” writer Oliver Goldstick is selling his longtime family home in Southern California — which was built in 1923 and features a 1,000-square-foot primary bedroom — for $4 million, according to Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The stately, three-story, 4,500-square-foot Mediterranean residence, dubbed Casa Amarilla, sits in the hills of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz. Called “a secret from the street,” the home boasts extraordinary views from downtown to Catalina Island.
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 sweeping voting rights and campaign finance reform bill is headed for a vote in the Senate, after Republicans filed several amendments to try to strip critical elements from the For The People Act during a contentious, day-long committee hearing that underscored the GOP's acutely partisan barricade. Senators cast a series of party-line votes on Republican-backed amendments – from attempts to disenfranchise formerly incarcerated people to criminalising so-called “ballot harvesting” – that signalled the bill's fate in the evenly divided upper chamber as lawmakers confront the moral and political minefield of voting rights.
No, you haven't accidentally stepped into a time machine and emerged back in 2003: it appears Bennifer really might be a thing again. After it was revealed Monday that exes Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck recently vacationed together for a week, TMZ reported Tuesday that they "didn't just rekindle their romance within the last two weeks," but "instead, it's been building since February." According to the report, Lopez and Affleck, who broke up in 2004, were in "very regular contact" beginning in early February, when Affleck "started flooding her with emails" while she was filming a movie in the Dominican Republic.
Rep. Liz Cheney, third in command of the House Republicans, is set to lose her leadership position in a vote of the full Republican caucus this week. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claims that Cheney is incapable to “carry out the message” for the GOP going forward. Ever since the violent coup attempt at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Cheney has called on her party to abandon the Big Lie and the president who told it.
Federal investigators in the Matt Gaetz probe are now reportedly seeking cooperation from two key witnesses: the Republican congressman's friend Joel Greenberg, and an ex-girlfriend, a former Capitol Hill intern. According to a report by CNN, the unnamed ex-girlfriend was present on a 2018 trip Mr Gaetz took to the Bahamas that is of particular interest to investigators. The Justice Department is now several months into its investigation of whether Rep Gaetz hired women for sex across state lines, which could potentially have violated sex trafficking laws.
“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.”