A 43-year-old Texan is hoping to inspire others to get the shot after he became so ill following his COVID-19 diagnosis that he needed a rare double lung transplant to survive.'It's much easier to get the vaccine' »
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.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in a Boise federal court surrounding accusations of an expansive, multimillion-dollar conspiracy to sell counterfeit Apple and Samsung cell phones and accessories. In August 2018, a federal grand jury indicted 10 people — Pavel, Gennady, Piotr, Timofey, Kristina and Natalya Babichenko, as well as David Bibikov, Anna Iyerusalimets, Mikhail Iyerusalimets and Artur Pupko — on dozens of counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and trafficking in counterfeit goods. Prosecutors accused the group of a criminal conspiracy dating as far back as 2008.
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.
Children under 18 must be exempt from the Government's proposed new double vaccination scheme for holidays, senior Tories have urged, as ministers appeared to endorse the plan. Jesse Norman, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, confirmed on Thursday that the Government was looking at opening up summer holidays abroad to fully vaccinated Britons, allowing them to return from amber list countries without having to quarantine. Amid concerns that EU nations are stealing a march on the UK by opening up to vaccinated travellers, he said: "We don't want to be left behind by other countries that are taking a two-jab approach if it can be done safely."
A 94-year-old Asian woman was stabbed in San Francisco by a man who police say had been recently released from jail. San Francisco police said they responded to a stabbing Wednesday morning and discovered a 94-year-old Asian woman with multiple stab wounds, according to a Facebook post. Police said Daniel Cauich, 35, has been identified as the suspect and was arrested on charges of attempted homicide, battery with serious injury, elder abuse, committing felony while on bail or release, great bodily injury enhance and probation violation.
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.
For years, Miami Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson commemorated Juneteenth with her Congressional Black Caucus colleagues, and Black celebrities frequently joined lawmakers in Washington to celebrate. But this year, Wilson, South Florida's only Black member of Congress, celebrated by watching President Joe Biden sign a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday, the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was added in 1983. I've only been president for several months, but I think this will go down, for me, as one of the greatest honors I will have had as president,” Biden said Thursday as he signed the bill into law.
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.
It's not every day a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and his Grammy award-winning wife visit Raleigh, but when they do, it's a big deal. Former N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson, now of the Seattle Seahawks, and his wife, Ciara, were in the Triangle for a few days last month. The conversations between Wilson's camp and N.C. State started in March, spearheaded by football Sports Information Director Annabelle Myers, who reached out to Wilson on behalf of the school.
A Michigan father faces charges after shooting and killing a man he believed had assaulted his daughter, authorities say. The incident unfolded Wednesday outside an apartment complex in Harrison Township, about 30 miles northeast of Detroit, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the shooting was sparked by an argument between the victim and his girlfriend's 66-year-old father.
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.
After controversy over a racist Juneteenth event description, the Historic Latta Plantation is closed until further notice, the Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department announced Thursday. The 19th century house is owned by Mecklenburg, while a nonprofit operates the facilities and runs the events at the plantation site. “Over the next few months, we will evaluate the best path forward for Latta Plantation and its programming, ensuring that the site is utilized in an appropriate, forward-thinking manner,” said Park and Recreation Director W. Lee Jones in the statement.
A Florida judge allowed a murder suspect to represent himself at trial and cross-examine witnesses. Ronnie Oneal III is charged with killing his girfriend and daughter and nearly killing his son. A murder suspect accused of shooting his girlfriend, axing his 9-year-old daughter in the head, then stabbing and lighting his son on fire cross-examined the 11-year-old survivor Wednesday in a jaw-dropping courtroom scene.
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.
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.
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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.
Chicago police are warning about three recent cases in which a woman stabbed a person on the North Side for no apparent reason.
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.
Kim Jong Un said the situation was "tense," state media reported. A South Korean think tank said the country was expected to be short over a million tons of food. Kim Jong Un has warned that North Korea is struggling to maintain food supplies, as reports say prices of everyday goods are skyrocketing.
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.
Neither rain nor snow nor hail nor sleet – or even the new Juneteenth federal holiday – will stop the mail. Mail delivery will go on as scheduled on Friday and Saturday even though Friday is a federal holiday under a new law signed Thursday by President Joe Biden. Biden gave federal workers a day off when he signed a bill on Thursday making Juneteenth, celebrating the end of slavery in Confederate states, into the country's newest holiday.
“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.”