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 »
Former President Barack Obama put his weight behind Sen. Joe Manchin's voting rights proposal in Congress, urging Republicans to join with Democrats to pass the legislation. Obama said that the Manchin proposal is “a product of compromise,” and that it is “an effort by maybe the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, or maybe the most conservative Democrat in Congress … to come up with some commonsense reforms that the majority of Americans agree with, that Democrats and Republicans can agree with. Obama said he was taking the unusual step of commenting on a debate in Congress because the stakes for the country are high, in his view.
A group of protesters demonstrating outside Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's home was arrested Monday, police say. Eight people accused of trespassing were arrested after they refused to leave private property at Cruz's home Monday, according to Houston police. “The large majority of the group are extremely peaceful out there expressing the First Amendment rights (to) protest against climate change,” Assistant Police Chief Ban Tien said in a video posted on Facebook.
Police have identified a 25-year-old carjacking suspect who was fatally wounded as he allegedly exchanged gunfire with officers Sunday morning in Kansas City, Kansas. Dario Dominguez, of Kansas City, Kansas, died at a hospital after he was struck in the exchange of gunfire about 11:47 a.m. at 18th Street and Parallel Parkway, according to the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Nearly 20 minutes earlier, Kansas City, Missouri, officers tried to pull over a Ford Expedition identified in an armed carjacking that occurred Thursday in Kansas City, Kansas.
The immediate aftermath of a mass shooting after a hip-hop concert in South Florida was fog-of-war chaotic and frightening, with victims begging for help, driving themselves to area hospitals and one woman fearfully telling a 911 operator she didn't think she was going to survive. In at least one of the calls, a 911 operator might have saved someone's life.
The Republican Party has a problem with political violence: It's not sure whether it's for it or against it. In the first days after a mob loyal to former President Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to try to block Congress from certifying President Biden's election, GOP leaders delivered a sensible, unified response: There's no place in our constitutional system for that kind of violence. Since January, though, some leading Republicans have been backsliding — offering excuses for the insurgents who sought to overturn the election through extralegal means.
A Grand Canyon backpacker died after falling ill from the extreme heat — and it wasn't the only heat-related death over the weekend, when temperatures soared across the West. Michelle Meder, a 53-year-old from Hudson, Ohio, was on a multi-day backpacking trip Friday when she became disoriented from the heat, park rangers said. “Responding rangers determined Meder to be deceased,” park officials said Monday in a news release.
Three California kids vacationing in Florida tied a rope around an alligator and dragged it to shore from the water at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Brevard County, FOX 11 Los Angeles and Florida Today reported. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office responded Thursday evening, according to Florida Today. The incident involved California youths who are 16, 8 and 6.
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.
Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was arrested Sunday night in Los Angeles on a gun charge for the second time in three months. Clark was arrested at 9:20 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday after officers discovered an Uzi firearm in his vehicle, according to the L.A. Police Department. Three months earlier, on March 13, Clark and another man, Charles Smith, were arrested after officers observed and recovered two loaded firearms inside the vehicle during a traffic stop, according to California Highway Patrol records.
A boy was visiting family on a trip to Ohio when he drowned on his birthday, officials say. Austin Smith, who lived in Burkburnett, Texas, had just turned 3 years old on Friday when he was found floating in a pond in Auglaize County in northwestern Ohio. He was visiting family there for the weekend, officials said in a Monday news release.
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.
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.
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Gov. Mike Parson on Monday promised deep and painful budget cuts to colleges, schools and social services if the General Assembly doesn't renew a tax critical to funding Medicaid, while warning that lawmakers standing in the way would “own” the destruction. Missouri faces a budget shortfall of $1.4 billion over the next two years without the tax, the Republican governor said in an afternoon news conference, where he outlined a raft of draconian reductions he said would begin July 1 unless lawmakers act quickly. Parson's ultimatum came as Republicans remain divided over renewing a tax on hospitals that provides billions each year for Medicaid, health coverage program for low-income and disabled Missourians.
A new study suggests that COVID-19 might shrink parts of the brain. The study's results were mentioned by former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the Sunday news program "Face the Nation" on CBS as another example of why it is so important that unvaccinated people get inoculated. The results also underscore how evidence is mounting that people can still suffer from illness related to COVID-19 many months after infection, a condition known as "long COVID."
Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it rapidly 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 29 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph with higher gusts, according to the 5 p.m. advisory.
She posted the mournful 14-line dirge called Shabvahini Ganga (A hearse called Ganga - the Indian name for river Ganges) on her Facebook page, where she has more than 15,000 followers. The Gujarati-language poem speaks about the wrath of the virus, leaving a trail of death and devastation in its wake. Khakhar writes about floating corpses, funeral pyres and the crematoria chimneys melting under the load of the burning dead.
Iran's next president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hard-liner accused of involvement in mass executions. Raisi supports reviving the 2015 nuclear deal but could cause headaches for Biden on other issues. Trump's confrontations with Iran helped empower hard-liners like Raisi.
Miami International Airport had a special arrival on Father's Day. A mother gave birth to a baby girl inside a restroom near Gate D43. She had just arrived on an American Airlines flight from Chicago with her aunt when she went into labor, airport spokesman Greg Chin said.
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."
That reality was unmistakably declared last week, when the country's bishops voted overwhelmingly to draft guidelines for the Eucharist, advancing a conservative push to deny Biden Communion over his support for abortion rights. There is a special obligation of those who are in leadership because of their public visibility,” Bishop Kevin Rhoades, who heads the diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in Indiana, said after the vote. It was the most dramatic example of the conservative Catholic movement's reach since Biden was elected.
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Widespread rumors that China's top counterintelligence official had defected to the United States last February reached a fever pitch over the weekend, propelled largely by unfounded reports in anticommunist and pro-Trump circles that Dong had brought with him evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic had originated in a leak from a virology lab in Wuhan, not from an animal source. The controversy has been further exacerbated by Chinese secrecy, which has aided the campaign by pro-Taiwan and Donald Trump allies to deflect blame for the spread of the pandemic away from the former president and onto Beijing. The magnitude of the rumors about the supposed flight of Dong, 57, the number two official in the Ministry of State Security, along with his daughter Dong Yang, from Hong Kong five months ago appears to have rattled Beijing.
In spring 1999, NATO began an air campaign against Serbian forces to end human-rights abuses in Kosovo. During the bombing, Serbian forces shot down two of the US's most advanced jets: an F-117 and an F-16. Both US pilots got home, thanks in large part to a unique team of US Air Force special operators.
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.”