Jamal Khashoggi's long and complicated relationship with Osama bin Laden is the subject of Episode 3 of the new season of the Yahoo News podcast "Conspiracyland."Open to multiple interpretations »
An Asian American college student in San Diego ended up at the hospital after being attacked by “older and larger” individuals over beach space last week. What happened: Kobe La, who suffered serious injuries, was out with his friends at Ocean Beach on June 15 when the attack happened just after 9 p.m. In an Instagram post, his aunt, Jovian, recalled the incident as a fight over beach space.
California will pay off the accumulated unpaid rent that has piled up during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AP reports. The big picture: A little over 2% of people in California who have applied for rent relief during the pandemic have received it, KQED reports. The state has accrued $5.2 billion from various federal aid packages to pay off people's rent, which should be enough to get the job done, Jason Elliott, senior counselor to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on housing and homelessness, told AP.
Sweden's prime minister, Stefan Lofven, on Monday morning became the first leader in Sweden's history to lose a no-confidence vote in parliament, leaving him just one week to decide whether to hold snap elections or resign. Of the parliament's 349 members, 181 supported the vote, 109 opposed it and 51 abstained, with Lofven's red-green coalition voted down by an unusual combination of the former Communist Left Party, the far-Right Sweden Democrats, and the right-wing Moderate and Christian Democrat parties. "The Left Party has linked up arms with the right-wing conservative bloc and used that to create an unholy alliance to fell the government," Annelie Karlsson, the Social Democrat's parliamentary leader, told parliament before the vote.
Over the last decade, Democrats in key states have relinquished control of redistricting to "independent commissions ... free of partisan interference," a decision made for the sake of "good government" that could, however, affect the left's ability to hold onto their majority in 2022, Politico writes. Despite agreeing that redistricting reform is needed, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) added that Republicans are "carving up left and right" in rabidly partisan states, while Democrats, rather, are "unilaterally disarming," per Politico. For example, when Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D) this spring offered an effective redistricting veto in exchange for the right's cooperation with her legislative agenda, Democrats were "unsparing" in their condemnation, writes Politico.
A massive explosion on Friday off Florida's east coast was so intense that it registered a 3.9 in earthquake terms. All the commotion was for our national security, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. Apparently, America is getting a new aircraft carrier, and before it heads to battle it needs to get the kinks, if any, worked out.
Police in Nicaragua have detained another potential candidate for the presidency in the latest crackdown on opposition figures. Journalist Miguel Mora was detained under Nicaragua's controversial "treason" law. The wave of detentions comes five months before elections in which President Daniel Ortega is expected to run for a fourth consecutive term.
American Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights throughout the U.S. this month — including at least 11 flights leaving the Charlotte Douglas International this week. American has canceled flights due to a spike in customer demand and labor shortages, along with “unprecedented weather” at major hubs like Dallas-Fort Worth and CLT, the airline told the Observer in a statement. The first few weeks of June have brought unprecedented weather to our largest hubs, heavily impacting our operation and causing delays, canceled flights and disruptions to crew member schedules and our customers' plans,” the airline said in a statement.
Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it continues northeast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm will likely peter out in the next 24 hours. Claudette, the third named storm of the season, is moving east-northeast at 28 mph with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph with higher gusts, according to the 11 a.m. advisory.
The introduction of flexible rail tickets - aimed at a growing number of commuters who only travel to the office two or three days a week - has had a muted response. The Campaign for Better Transport said commuters will be "disappointed", while rail expert Tony Miles, of Modern Railways magazine, also had reservations. But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the new tickets would offer "greater freedom and choice about how we travel, simpler ticketing and a fairer fare".
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Members of the Missouri Highway Patrol have resumed their search for a missing boater who dove into Smithville Lake to retrieve an item that had fallen overboard, a spokesman said Monday. The woman, believed to be in her 30s and from the Kansas City area, disappeared under the water around 4 p.m. Sunday and didn't resurface, said Sgt. Bill Lowe, a spokesman for the Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop A. “We haven't determined if after she dove in if she hit her head or what happened,” Lowe said.
A 6-year-old was killed in a crash on a Midlands road that left two other people in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said Monday. Sahliyah Haynes is the girl from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who was identified as the child who died at the scene of June 18 accident on Interstate 77, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Overall, there were eight people in the SUV that was being driven south on I-77 by a Pennsylvania man, Jones said.
A Royal Caribbean International cruise ship left from PortMiami with 600 passengers on board Sunday evening — part of a test sail trip as the cruise industry gears up for a grand restart later this summer. The two-day trip on the Freedom of the Seas is a simulation with volunteer passengers, many of whom are Royal Caribbean employees, set to test whether cruise ships are safe. It's a major milestone for the cruising industry after it came to a sudden halt last year during the COVID-19 pandemic and has not sailed with passengers for 15 months.
After a winter storm caused icy road conditions and a mass power outage in Texas, a partnership between a group of car enthusiasts and a Fort Worth youth shelter was formed. The organization helps human trafficking victims and opened the first center catering to youth up to the age of 22 in Tarrant County in October. The center, called the Underground, is located inside One Safe Place in Fort Worth.
Underwater avalanche continued for two days Science drill ship sets depth record off Japan Oceans' extreme depths measured in precise detail The achievement to date still leaves, of course, four-fifths of Earth's oceans without a contemporary depth sounding. But the GEBCO initiative is confident the data deficit can be closed this decade with a concerted global effort. "It doesn't matter whether you operate a high-tech fleet of ships or you're just a simple boat-owner - every piece of data matters in this giant jigsaw we're making," said project director, Jamie McMichael-Phillips.
Iran's president-elect said Monday he wouldn't meet with President Biden nor negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week's election.
Singer Nina Simone's granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of bullying her mother to the point that she almost committed suicide when Harris was serving as California's attorney general. “As I said before, Ask her why she separated my family,” Simone's granddaughter, ReAnna Simone Kelly, said of Harris on Twitter. Simone Kelly's remarks came in response to a Twitter user questioning the need for Nina Simone's estate to maintain a social media presence, which the younger Simone said was out of the family's control.
Drivers in black Toyotas engaged in a rolling shootout on Interstate 95 as Monday morning's rush hour began in Northeast Miami-Dade, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The bullets between the Toyota Venza and the Toyota Camry flew around 7 a.m. as the two cars barreled down I-95's southbound lanes, FHP said, parallel to the Northwest 151st Street exit on the northbound side. FHP and Miami-Dade police are investigating what troopers termed “a road rage incident.”
AppHarvest, the company working to create indoor food-growing facilities in Kentucky, wants to have 12 sites producing vegetables and fruits by the end of 2025. New locations announced Monday in Pulaski and Rowan counties will put the company nearly halfway there. Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of the company, said AppHarvest will build a 30-acre, high-tech greenhouse near Somerset to grow strawberries and a 15-acre greenhouse in Morehead to produce leafy greens.
After a supermarket shooting, Colorado repealed a law banning cities from passing local gun laws. Boulder now hopes to enforce its 2018 assault weapons ban that a judge had previously struck down. Most cities in the US are not able to pass local gun laws due to state laws banning the practice.
In an interview with a local reporter from GoLocalProv, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. defended his family's membership in the Bailey's Beach Club in Newport, which has been described as being “all white,” saying, “It's a long tradition in Rhode Island.
One of Miami Beach's most upscale neighborhoods is getting a fancy Chinese dinner club this summer. From hospitality veteran Ken Ray comes Jia, which will bring upscale Cantonese-style cuisine to the South of Fifth neighborhood. The restaurant, which features a wrap-around marble bar at its heart, has an outdoor patio as well as indoor dining and a private lounge and dining area that can seat up to 25 guests for exclusive dinner parties.
You could see this coming. On Saturday, during an otherwise joyful celebration of Juneteenth Day in Milwaukee, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson made an appearance at a Republican Party booth. Johnson told reporters that his experience interacting with attendees had been generally positive, except for "one nasty comment."
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A woman tweeted that Florida bartender Max Gutierrez helped her out of a harassment situation. Gutierrez later identified himself as the bartender pictured on Twitter. A woman's tweet thanking a bartender in St. Petersburg, Florida, for protecting them from a customer she said was harassing them has gotten attention for the discreet way he appeared to offer help.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”