More than 80 percent of Vermont’s eligible population has now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, according to state health department data.Governor lifts remaining restrictions »
The U.S. Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted in the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, despite President Joe Biden's stated opposition to capital punishment. The department in a 48-page brief filed late on Monday argued that a lower court wrongly overturned Tsarnaev's death sentence and ordered a new trial to determine what sentence he deserved for carrying out with his older brother the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. The filing marked the latest deviation between the policy views of Biden, a Democrat who has said he wants to eliminate the death penalty at the federal level, and the Justice Department, whose independence he has vowed to promote.
A man accused of going on a shooting spree across Alabama and Georgia and injuring five people admitted to police that the crime was racially motivated and he was targeting white men. “Basically, he explained throughout his life, specifically white males had taken from him and also what he described as military-looking white males had taken from him,” Detective Brandon Lockhart said of Justin Tyran Roberts during a preliminary hearing. Roberts, a 39-year-old black man, was arrested in connection to the shooting spree that left five people injured over three separate incidents in Georgia and Alabama.
He returned to power in 2009, and for the past 12 years he dominated Israeli politics and came to personify Israel in the eyes of the world. But while personal grudges and political rivalries largely due to Netanyahu's preening personality have no doubt played a key role in his ouster, they do not fully account for the unyielding opposition he has engendered. It is not simply a result of individual grievances and political ambitions that Netanyahu can no longer appease or politically buy off his rivals.
Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the island's government said, the largest reported incursion to date. While there was no immediate comment from Beijing, the news comes after the Group of Seven leaders issued a joint statement on Sunday scolding China for a series of issues and underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, comments China condemned as "slander". Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained over the last few months of repeated missions by China's air force near the self-ruled island, concentrated in the southwestern part of its air defence zone near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.
A 30-year-old Kansas City man is accused of murder after he allegedly took police on a high-speed chase earlier this month and an innocent bystander was killed in a car wreck. Francois C. Orloff is charged with second-degree felony murder, resisting arrest by fleeing police and tampering with a motor vehicle. Prosecutors say other criminal charges may be filed against Orloff in the future.
A man died in the early morning hours Monday after he was found inside a car with a gunshot wound, the Cayce Department of Public Safety said. Jose L. Gonzalez, 42, died at the scene after being shot once, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. No other injuries were reported by the Department of Public Safety.
MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. It is the third round of no-strings-attached, major philanthropic gifts Scott has made, which together rival the charitable contributions made by the largest foundations. Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, wrote in a Medium post that she and her husband, Dan Jewett, made the donations to enable the recipients to continue their work and as a “signal of trust and encouragement” to them and others.
Officials with Texas' power grid operator pleaded with residents Monday to limit their electrical usage amid soaring temperatures and a series of mechanical problems at power plants. The appeal, from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, comes four months after deadly blackouts during a winter storm left millions of people without power — and weeks after state legislators passed a package of measures aimed at fixing some of the problems exposed by the storm. Officials with the nonprofit group, which oversees 90 percent of Texas' energy production, asked residents to set their thermostats higher, turn off lights and avoid using larger appliances until Friday.
A supermarket cashier in the U.S. state of Georgia was shot and killed by a customer on Monday in a dispute over the wearing of a face mask before the gunman was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the store's security guard, the local sheriff said. The guard was also wounded in the incident which occurred at a little after 1 p.m. at the Big Bear Supermarket in DeKalb County, DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox told a news conference. "The wearing of the mask and not wearing of the mask, people have their own opinion about it and it is very sensitive at this time."
Trevor Reed got a long prison sentence over claims he drunkenly assaulted Moscow police officers. Joe Biden is expected to bring up Reed's case while meeting with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. In an NBC News interview this week, Putin called Reed "just a drunk" who "got himself s---faced."
LONDON (Reuters) -Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions by a month on Monday, warning that thousands more people might die if he did nothing because of the rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant. Under the final stage of a plan outlined by Johnson in February, he had hoped to lift most social restrictions on June 21, meaning pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and other hospitality venues could fully reopen. The extra time would be used to speed up Britain's vaccination programme - already one of the world's furthest advanced - by shortening the recommended time between doses for those aged over 40 to eight weeks from 12 weeks.
The free tool is designed for families who don't normally file a tax return but who qualify for the monthly child tax credit payments, the IRS says. It allows eligible families to provide the IRS with the information needed for it to “figure and issue” the payments. The tool enables them to provide required information about themselves, their qualifying children age 17 and under, their other dependents, and their direct deposit bank information so the IRS can quickly and easily deposit the payments directly into their checking or savings account,” the IRS says.
Tropical Depression Two strengthened into Tropical Storm Bill overnight in the open Atlantic, making it the second named storm of the season, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters are also watching two other disturbances, one of which is forecast to develop into a tropical depression later this week in the Gulf of Mexico and could bring 7 to 10 inches of rain to the Gulf coast, including the Panhandle. Here's what to know: Tropical Storm Bill forecast Bill was moving quickly northeast in the Atlantic near 38 mph with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts, according to the hurricane center's 11 a.m.
It's impossible to have social peace and shared citizenship when you have such a large class of people who are treated as disposable. You write that the four narratives, by insisting on discrete visions of America, end up “pitting tribe against tribe. Is identity an even bigger obstacle than economic disparity to finding common ground?
Joshua and Jessica Bustle pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count in connection to the Capitol riot. Jessica Bustle's Facebook posts about the riot were included in the criminal complaint. The couple faces a maximum sentence of up to six months in prison.
The victim, who was hit in the chest, legs and hand, was going for his own firearm to defend himself when he was shot, police said.
Summer weather in North Texas is bringing an increased risk of heat-related emergencies. MedStar paramedics treated nine people for what appeared to be heat-related emergencies Saturday, according to a news release. The emergency medical services implemented an extreme weather response procedure around 1 p.m. Sunday as the heat index reached 105.
With the Senate ramping up approval of his judicial nominees, President Joe Biden is poised to double the number of African American women serving on the nation's federal appeals courts during his first few months in office. While advocates for greater diversity say the share is still too small, Biden is on track to grow the number of Black female appellate judges to eight from four, ensuring that at least one Black woman is serving on more than half the nation's circuit courts. Biden's highest-profile nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, was confirmed Monday to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit – his first appellate judge cleared by the Senate.
An Asian man delivering food by bicycle in New York was stabbed in the back by another cyclist in broad daylight, in an incident that police are investigating as the latest in a series of anti-Asian hate crimes. The 53-year-old victim was knocked to the ground by the attack, but got back up and completed the delivery with a knife wound – only realising he had been stabbed when he arrived back at the restaurant. The Asian man, whose identity is being withheld, was attacked on Sunday evening when he was running an order in Brooklyn and a hooded assailant pedalled up behind him, asking cryptically: “What happened?
Things got ugly at a Little League championship game in Eastern Kentucky Monday when parents and coaches got into a fight, and now some involved could face criminal charges. Video of the incident shared to Facebook shows more than a dozen adults on the baseball field, some of whom are shouting obscenities at each other. “It's really sad these kids that played hard all season and put their hearts on that field didn't get to finish their championship game because 'adults' wanted to act like this,” Destani Renaye Knox wrote in a Facebook post, which included a video of the altercation.
An American father and son pleaded guilty in Tokyo on Monday (June 14), to charges that they illegally helped former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan more than a year ago. U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son Peter, could now face up to three years in prison. Buses believed to be carrying the two were seen arriving in court on Monday.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has been busy lately—and we don't mean manning the grill at summer barbecues. On Wednesday, he announced the Biden Department of Justice is getting to the bottom of the leak investigations within the Trump administration that led to multiple subpoenas of lawmakers' and journalists' personal information, or as Molly Jong-Fast said on this episode of The New Abnormal, “Watergate on crack. She and producer Jesse Cannon had FBI agent Peter Strzok on to explain why this is just coming to light now, and get his take on the whole affair.
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The House Judiciary Committee plans to probe the seizure of Democrats' data by the DoJ. The orders targeted Democratic lawmakers, their families, and journalists. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler announced that an investigation into the seizure of phone data from Democratic lawmakers by the Justice Department during the Trump administration.
“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.”