An hour-long internet outage impacted a number of U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, United and Southwest, as well as several Australian financial firms.Problem traced to tech provider Akamai »
The Missouri couple who were recorded last summer brandishing firearms at protesters outside their St. Louis home pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Thursday as part of a plea deal. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were issued fines and ordered to surrender the firearms they were photographed with to be destroyed, according to NBC affiliate KSDK. Mark McCloskey, a St. Louis lawyer who announced he was running for Senate last month, was charged with unlawful use of a firearm and tampering with physical evidence.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that he opposes the compromise on Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Why it matters: Voting legislation requires 60 votes to pass in the Senate. Without Republican support, it is unlikely to pass.
With a vote of 415-14, the House on Wednesday approved a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. The Senate unanimously passed the bill on Tuesday, and it now heads to President Biden's desk for his signature. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 to mark the end of slavery in the United States, when Union soldiers let the last enslaved people in Texas know that they were free.
A Republican congressman “ran as quickly as he could, like a coward” when a police officer injured in the attack on Congress on 6 January saw him and tried to shake his hand, the officer said. I was very cordial,” Michael Fanone told CNN on Wednesday of his interaction with Andrew Clyde, in a Capitol elevator earlier that day. Fanone returned this week with a colleague from the US Capitol police, in an attempt to speak to Republicans including Clyde who voted against awarding the congressional gold medal to officers who defended the building.
More than seven months after the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump appeared to admit his defeat on Wednesday. In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump said the results of the 2020 election were “shocking.” President Joe Biden won the election with 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232, but the results continue to be disputed.
Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, was acquitted Tuesday of triple murder following a 2018 shooting in Cleveland. Seconds after Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg cleared Biles-Thomas of his charges, the courtroom erupted in chaos as a woman charged at the man on trial. The woman, identified by WKYC as the mother of one of the victims, was grabbed by several deputies as she got close to Biles-Thomas.
Churchill College's working group – which organised an event where it was claimed that the wartime Prime Minister was a “white supremacist” – has been disbanded, it emerged on Thursday night. The working group was set up last October by the college's Master Prof Dame Athene Donald in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, which saw Churchill's statue on Parliament Square defaced. Announcing the launch of the group, Prof Donald said there would be a year of events aimed at sparking “meaningful discussions” about Churchill's views on race and empire.
Advocates of equal rights for same-sex couples feared the worst when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of a Catholic agency that faced the loss of its city contract because it declined to work with gay and lesbian prospective foster parents. On Thursday, the justices ruled for the agency, but in a reassuringly narrow way that doesn't create a gaping exception to antidiscrimination laws. The court held that the City of Philadelphia violated the 1st Amendment rights of Catholic Social Services when it barred the agency from screening the parents.
A scientist who recently endorsed the possibility that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab has revealed that she and some of her colleagues waited to legitimize the hypothesis until President Trump left office so as not to be “associated” with him. Alina Chan and 18 fellow scientists published a letter in the journal Science last month demanding a thorough inquiry into the virus's origin, including the possibility that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The document was one of the catalysts that helped reinvigorate debate around the lab-leak theory, which was dismissed for more than a year as a conspiracy theory by much of the mainstream press and censored as disinformation by social media giants.
President Joe Biden officially signed legislation on Thursday making Juneteenth a federal holiday in the White House East Room with America's first Black Vice President Kamala Harris standing by his side. Despite this historic moment, upset is spilling over as the question remains, how will both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue quell the disdain in the Black community about the new Juneteenth law when the passage of voting rights and police reform bills remain in jeopardy this year? Actor and humanitarian Billy Porter spoke exclusively to theGrio to convey his feelings about what the government is doing in the wrangling over voting rights.
Neighbors in the South Hagginwood area woke up Wednesday morning to the sight of flashing police lights and yellow tape. "I'm really shocked myself. It's kind of scary," said Janice Enriquez, who lives in the area.
Every week, Burlyn Cooper parks on the edge of a winding two-lane road, unloads a dozen plastic jugs from the trunk of his car, and uses a hose to fill them with the spring water that drips from a mountain's exposed rock face. For Cooper and many of his neighbors, the mountain's runoff is their most reliable, and trusted, source of drinking water. "I've got so used to it, I wouldn't know how to act, to turn the faucet on and have good water," he said.
A man who jumped into Lake Washington after a child fell off a sailboat drowned trying to save the child, the Bellevue Fire Department said. Officials rushed to the scene Wednesday evening after receiving reports that a child had fallen into the water from a sailboat. The child made it safely back to the boat, but the man who tried to rescue the child went missing, the fire department said.
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One dad is using public shaming for a neighbor who allegedly reported his family's tree fort to their homeowner association. Sporting a plastic sheet cover and two green tacks that were hammered into the offending tree, the open letter confronts the anonymous neighbor who reportedly tipped off the HOA. The complaint you lodged with the HOA was heard.
Chicago police believe two people entered an Englewood home early Monday and shot eight people — four fatally and seven in the head, according to a police report. The officers entered the first-floor apartment of the house and found four people all unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the head. Three of the surviving victims found at the scene also had gunshot wounds to their heads, the report said.
Bin Laden, who has denounced the 9/11 attacks, came out last year as a Trump supporter. Osama bin Laden's niece waved a flag that said "Trump won" on a lake outside the villa where President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Wednesday.
Alexander Jackson, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, called police Tuesday morning in a panic, claiming a masked intruder had shot him and his father inside their home. When Cedar Rapid officers arrived at the scene, they found Jackson's parents and his 19-year-old sister—a high-achieving student who introduced then-presidential candidate Andrew Yang during his 2019 visit to Iowa—fatally shot in different rooms of the expansive house. Police, however, now believe it was actually Jackson who murdered his father, 61-year-old Jan Jackson, his 68-year-old mother, Melissa Jackson, and their daughter, Sabrina.
A 50-year-old Tamarac man died Tuesday morning after diving the Vandenberg wreck off Key West, law officers said. Barry Beckett was diving with Southpoint Divers aboard a dive boat called the Phoenix, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. He returned to the boat after a dive and stopped breathing while aboard the boat, said Adam Linhardt, the sheriff's office spokesman.
A Russian state news outlet on Wednesday featured an expert that criticized the tie President Joe Biden wore when he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Geneva. Tatyana Nikolaeva, a business etiquette consultant, told RIA Novosti, that Biden's light-blue tie suggested "some sort of infantilism" and said that the person who picked out the tie for the president wasn't feeling confident when they chose it, according to TIME. Nikolaeva added that Biden's tie looked like it belonged in a children's collection.
The claim: Photos show an 11-year-old boy arrested for hacking a Swiss bank and transferring $75 billion into his father's bank account In the days before Father's Day, social media users shared a series of photos that claims to show a teenage boy who stole billions for his father. A June 13 Facebook post called the boy “The Greatest Son of All Time. My son needs to do better, wrote another Facebook user who shared the post.
The Supreme Court has finally handed down two of the five “blockbuster” opinions of this term with rulings on the Affordable Care Act and religious rights. Indeed, the case on religious rights is yet another unanimous decision from a Court that President Joe Biden has declared “out of whack” and Democratic leaders have declared hopelessly divided along ideological lines. When it comes to health care, the ACA has long been in the position of Mark Twain who insisted that his death has been “greatly exaggerated.”
Chicago police are warning about three recent cases in which a woman stabbed a person on the North Side for no apparent reason.
We're getting more Bennifer intel as the days wear on. Paps have been flashing away so we know that JLo and Ben Affleck are officially together. Their kissing session caught on video Monday night at a Los Angeles restaurant was basically the formerly engaged couple's official statement.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”