Notes that summarize secret Saudi interrogations of the murderers who killed Jamal Khashoggi offer compelling new evidence about the controversial case.Some details still shrouded in mystery »
A Bay Area couple is accused of trafficking women from overseas and operating a "brothel" in Milpitas located in a complex where units can fetch $5,000-a-month for rent, according to reports. SFGate.com reported that David Davies, 57, and Larong Hu, 38, were taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with crimes tied to human trafficking. Patrick Vanier, the district attorney from Santa Clara, told NBC Bay Area that these women would have their passports stripped and be forced to have sex with between 10 and 15 men a day.
Hours before a vote to oust him, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused President Biden of endangering Israel's security by taking a soft line on Iran, and claimed his successor, Naftali Bennett, would be too weak to stand up to Washington. Why it matters: Netanyahu waged a desperate but unsuccessful campaign to stop a "change coalition" from joining together to replace him after an inconclusive election in March. Driving the news: Bennett, a right-wing former tech entrepreneur, will lead the most ideologically diverse coalition in Israeli history, with its members united by little more than a desire to remove Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption and battled through what seemed like a never ending cycle of elections over the past two years.
A man believed to have the world's largest family, including 39 wives, 94 children, 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, has died in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram. Ziona Chana, 76, was the head of a polygamous Christian religious sect with 4,000 members, and his extended family all lived together in one 100-room, four-storied mansion in the remote village of Baktawng Tlangnuam. Mr Chana, a construction worker, developed a rota system for which of his wives would share his bed on any given night, with his remaining spouses sharing a dormitory nearby.
Adult film star Dakota Skye was discovered dead in Los Angeles, a family member confirmed. Skye, whose real name was Lauren Scott, came from a family with a history of addiction, her aunt claimed in an interview. "She died almost exactly two years after her mother, my baby sister's, death which was caused by addiction and alcoholism," Linda Arden told The Sun. "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse," the aunt added.
The Justice Department was apparently quite busy issuing controversial subpoenas in February 2018, secretly seeking phone and email records of journalists, members of Congress and their staff, and — several news organizations reported Sunday — the president's own White House counsel, Don McGahn. The company did not tell them what information it turned over to the Justice Department and said it was barred from informing them earlier. The Times and The Associated Press called the DOJ's decision to secretly seize a sitting White House counsel's data "extraordinary," while The Washington Post called it "striking." But the news organizations could only speculate as to why the Trump administration wanted McGahn's records.
John F. Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, said only months ago that those losing fossil fuel jobs in coal and hydraulic fracturing will find they have a better choice in jobs in either the solar industry or as wind turbine technicians. Now, a wind blade manufacturing plant located in Aberdeen, South Dakota has announced it is shutting its doors permanently in less than two months. It marks another major loss of energy jobs in the state following President Joe Biden's halting of the Keystone Pipeline on the first day of his administration.
The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said on Sunday it was “beyond belief” that the three top justice department officials of Donald Trump's administration had been unaware of secret subpoenas seeking private data from the former president's political opponents. Jeff Sessions, Trump's first pick as attorney general, his successor, William Barr, and the long-serving deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein have all claimed to have no knowledge of the alleged attempts by their department to harvest information covertly from leading Democrats during the investigation into whether Donald Trump and his campaign utilized links with Russia during the 2016 election, according to CNN.
A Midlands man and his fiancée are in jail after a woman was killed in a shooting that left her sister in a Columbia hospital, the Sumter Police Department said. Mustafa Abdur Salaam, 51, and his fiancée, France Pascale Metellus, 46, were arrested at a motel on Saturday, police said in a news release. When they arrived at about 8:15 p.m. Friday, officers found Lorraine Bennett, 58, was severely injured and her 57-year-old sister, Joyce Ann Bennett, was dead, police said.
The French joint operator of a Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong said Monday that the plant is dealing with a “performance issue” but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak. The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant is jointly owned by China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group and French multinational electric utility Électricité de France, the main owner of Framotome, which helps operate the plant. “Framatome is supporting resolution of a performance issue with the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province, China,” Framatome said in a short statement Monday.
Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks the federal judge who tossed out California's assault weapons ban is “a wholly owned subsidiary of the gun lobby and the National Rifle Assn.” Last year, the same judge blocked California's attempt to require background checks for ammunition buyers. The fact that San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez chose National Gun Violence Awareness Day to release his latest pro-gun ruling “says everything about his character,” the governor asserted last week at a San Francisco news conference as state Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta served notice he's appealing the case.
What's happening: Workers have had more than a year to reconsider work-life balance or career paths, and as the world opens back up, many of them will give their two weeks' notice and make those changes they've been dreaming about. Surveys show anywhere from 25% to upwards of 40% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs. "I don't envy the challenge that human resources faces right now," says Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management at Texas A&M University.
The White House press secretary turned Fox News contributor Kayleigh McEnany has claimed she “never lied” while speaking for Donald Trump. Reporting McEnany's first appearance, on 1 May 2020, the Guardian said that “even on an assured debut, McEnany skated close to peddling dodgy information about Trump's responses to the coronavirus pandemic ('This president has always sided on the side of data') and allegations of sexual misconduct ('He has always told the truth').”
The U.S. debt ceiling comes into effect at the end of July, putting pressure on the Treasury to reduce its cash balance ahead of the deadline. That means more injections of cash into a financial system already awash with liquidity, a scenario that could further sink short-term rates and cause undue distortion in the overnight repurchase market. WHAT IS THE DEBT CEILING?
President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he won't hold a joint press conference with Putin. President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he and Russian President Vladimir Putin won't hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Geneva this week. "I always found, and I don't mean to suggest the press should not know, but this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass one another," Biden said Sunday during a press conference at Cornwall Airport Newquay, The Hill first reported.
Forecasters on Monday were watching two systems, one in the Atlantic Ocean that could turn into a tropical depression or tropical storm soon, and another in the Gulf of Mexico that is forecast to develop into a depression later this week. The “well-defined” system in the Atlantic was about 120 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to the National Hurricane Center's 5 a.m. Monday advisory. As for the disturbance in the Gulf, it was producing “a large area of cloudiness and showers” over the Bay of Campeche.
The stepfather of a 6-year-old Grand Prairie boy who died in February 2020 was indicted in the child's death on Thursday. Jojo King died after spending four days in a Dallas hospital ICU. Hale hypothesized that Jojo fell inside the chest and suffocated, according to Joseph King, Jojo's biological father.
Someone opened fire in a popular entertainment district in downtown Austin Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said. (June 12)
A tourist from New York has been declared as the first casualty of the mass shooting in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, officials said. Douglas John Kantor, 25, was declared dead on Sunday noon local time from the injuries sustained during the sixth street shooting, the police department confirmed. Authorities have identified two male suspects in the mass shooting and added that it appeared this was an isolated incident between the two parties.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was treated differently by Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's campaigns. Bernie Sanders said he got warmer treatment from President Joe Biden's campaign team than that of Hillary Clinton.
Over 69 pounds of cocaine wrapped in garbage bags were discovered in a cruise ship's cargo space. The drugs were seized by the ship's security and handed to the authorities at Port Everglades, Florida. Over 69 pounds of cocaine wrapped in garbage bags were discovered on a cruise ship in Florida and seized by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador praised Kamala Harris after meeting her this week. "It was such a good meeting that I called her 'president,'" López Obrador told reporters Wednesday. Harris held in-person meetings with Mexico's president to discuss the migrant crisis.
Looking for a palatial French chateau to call home? The exotic Westlake home of former Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers and his wife is for sale for $12.9 million. Rogers spent 20 seasons in the major leagues, including 12 with the Rangers.
Five more opposition figures have been arrested in Nicaragua ahead of upcoming elections, bringing the total number detained since the start of the month to 12. Those taken into custody include a former health minister and leaders of the leftist opposition Unamos party, which is made up of ex-allies of the country's president, Daniel Ortega. Before his arrest at the weekend, Hugo Torres, a former general and ex-Ortega ally said: “It's not just potential candidates any more, it's political leaders.
Sen. Ron Johnson told Fox News it was wrong to call the January 6 riot an armed insurrection. Johnson has long defended the Capitol rioters and described the insurrection as a peaceful protest. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said the Capitol riot wasn't an armed insurrection because at least some participants were "staying within the roped lines."
A bystander captured a video of Jabari Richardson helping a homeless man in Tallahassee, Florida. The video was shared to TikTok and has amassed more than five million views. Richardson told WXTL he was in the process of moving when he spotted the man on I-10.
“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.”