Biles looked to be in tears as she left the mat and then soon walked out of the arena floor with a trainer. She did not appear to suffer any obvious physical injury in her attempt.Team USA finished in 2nd place »
During his testimony Tuesday at the first House committee hearing to investigate the Capitol insurrection, D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone denounced members of Congress who have downplayed and denied the events of Jan. 6. Fanone, who was tased, beaten and stripped of his badge, said those who are denying the violence that occurred at the Capitol are “betray[ing] their oath of office.” "The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful,” Fanone said, angrily slamming the table.
The resurgent Taliban have taken more territory in Afghanistan in the last two months than at any time since they were ousted from power in 2001. Over the last 20 years, the control map of Afghanistan has been an ever-changing canvas. It appears the Taliban have been emboldened in recent weeks by the withdrawal of US troops - retaking many districts from government forces.
A former shoe salesman first elected to the Senate in 1996, Enzi emphasized compromise over grandstanding and confrontation to get bills passed. His “80-20 rule” called on colleagues to focus on the 80% of an issue where legislators tended to agree and discard the 20% where they didn't. Nothing gets done when we're just telling each other how wrong we are,” Enzi said in his farewell address to the Senate in 2020.
Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) argued that the U.S. could face violence “every four years” if those responsible for the January 6 Capitol riot are not “held accountable,” during her opening statement at a select committee hearing on the riot. “We cannot leave the violence of January 6th — and its causes—uninvestigated,” Cheney said in her statement. “It is all driven by what happened last summer, when Democrats normalized anarchy, normalized political violence,” Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Two top athletes in women's gymnastics were eliminated from competing in the all-around event at the Tokyo Olympics. This is because of the “two-per-country” rule, which has benefits and drawbacks.
Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change. What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen to 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial lake on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows. Utah's Great Salt Lake, the biggest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, saw levels plunge in the south roughly an inch below the previous record low of 4,191.4ft above sea level, set in 1963, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Saturday.
A man killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend while at soccer game in Texas, officials said, sending players running off the field for cover. The 42-year-old man was watching one of their sons play soccer when he spotted his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend , according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Armed with a silver revolver, he approached and shot them both multiple times in a parking lot near Matías Almeyda Training Center, northwest of Houston, authorities said.
The Justice Department has informed former Trump administration officials that they can provide testimony to the various congressional committees that are investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a new report. Witnesses called to provide testimony in the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee investigations can do so in an "unrestricted" way, per a letter from the DOJ sent earlier this week that was obtained by the New York Times. The House Jan. 6 select committee is set to hold its first hearing on Tuesday.
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives and became the largest non-hurricane related emergency response in state history. Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a love of travel, was the last to be identified, ending what her relatives described as a torturous four-week wait. Her younger brother, Ikey Hedaya, confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
Water levels in the southern part of Utah's Great Salt Lake have dropped to the their lowest levels ever recorded, and experts say conditions at the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere will decline further as extreme drought chokes nearly the entire state. The U.S. Geological Survey announced Saturday that average daily water levels dropped by about an inch below the previous record of 4,191.4 feet above sea level, which was recorded in 1963. Great Salt Lake's water levels have gradually been receding, but the recent declines have been aggravated by the megadrought gripping the Western U.S.
On the eve of the first scheduled meeting of the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made a last-ditch effort to seat the Republicans who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected from the committee. The Republican speaker on Monday evening brought a privileged resolution to the floor to condemn Pelosi's refusal and urge her to seat all five of his picks: Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana as ranking member, along with Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Troy Nehls of Texas, and Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota.
An Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, that has resisted mask mandates since last year is now vowing to serve only those who have not received a coronavirus inoculation. Basilico's Pasta E Vino posted a sign on its front door that read, "NOTICE Proof of being unvaccinated required." It is unclear how long the sign has been up or what would constitute "proof" of not having received doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccines, though the restaurant railed against "HATERS" and "LITTLE DICTATORS" after owners said they were the subject of threats following coverage of the development from the Los Angeles Times.
Don't have to wonder anymore Republicans have again shown us who they are. They filibustered a Jan. 6 investigation by a committee evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats (which would have included their ability to veto any subpoenas). Now, after cynically appointing likely material witnesses to the select committee (whom they knew would be rejected), they have decided to simply abandon it.
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California, her son said. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the tweet said.
A US Capitol Police officer broke down in tears Tuesday during a House hearing about the January 6 riot at the Capitol. Sgt. Aquilino Gonell was beaten with a flagpole and sprayed with chemical spray during the deadly riot. US Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, who was beaten with a flagpole and hit with chemical spray during hand-to-hand combat during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, broke down in tears during a House hearing about the riot on Tuesday.
California's largest wildfire is growing this morning after destroying more than a dozen homes over the weekend. After nearly two weeks, the Dixie Fire north of Sacramento is still just 21% contained. It's one of more than 80 fires burning in 11 Western states — forcing nearly 8,400 evacuations.
Public health officials and other leaders are urging Kansas Citians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the number of hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise amid the latest surge of the delta variant through Missouri and into Kansas. In Kansas City, leaders are looking for ways to address vaccine hesitancy — including by putting a clinic out for the tens of thousands of fans expected to be at a Garth Brooks concert this month. At Truman Medical Centers/University Health, hospital officials want to lead by example by requiring employees to become vaccinated as a workplace condition.
Jen Psaki said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with right-wing media. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with an outlet like Fox News after President Donald Trump made undermining the media a tenet of his politics.
China may be building up to 110 nuclear silos, The New York Times reported. Researchers believe the new silos could raise China's nuclear capacity to more than 875 warheads. China is the third-largest nuclear power, but its arsenal is dwarfed by those of the US and Russia.
Simone Biles is shockingly out of team competition at the Olympics. The world renowned gymnast unexpectedly made a "costly error" during the women's gymnastics team final on Tuesday when she "only completed 1 ½ twist on her vault when she was supposed to perform a 2 ½," The Washington Post reports. "Simone Biles makes mistakes sometimes," The New York Times' Maggie Astor wrote.
So far, about 44 percent of Tennesseans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to The Post's vaccine tracker, making it among the states with the lowest rate. The state recently reported that 98 percent of people who died of covid and 97 percent of covid hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. Video: The fight against evangelical vaccine hesitancy The vaccine rollout in Tennessee made national headlines after the controversial firing of the state's top immunization official, Michelle Fiscus, on July 12.
DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges during a House hearing regarding January 6 on Tuesday repeatedly referred to pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol as "terrorists." Hodges during his testimony pointed to the hypocrisy of the rioters carrying symbols of support for law enforcement as officers were simultaneously and brutally assaulted. "To my perpetual confusion, I saw the Thin Blue Line flag, a symbol of support for police, more than once, as the terrorists continued to ignore our commands and attacked us," Hodges said.
China's Li Fabin showcased his signature move and broke two Olympic records when he won the gold medal for weightlifting on Sunday. One-legged stunt: The 28-year-old Chinese weightlifter pulled off a one-of-a-kind lift that had him momentarily standing on just one leg during his opening clean and jerk lift in the men's 61-kilogram (around 134 pounds) category, reported the Associated Press. During his lift of 166 kilograms (366 pounds), Li kept his left foot planted while lifting his right leg and slightly extending it forward in the air.
DaBaby appears to have a penchant for making bad situations worse after a rant at Rolling Loud that raised fans' eyebrows. Rapper DaBaby seems to have a penchant for making bad situations worse. After making homophobic comments on stage at the Rolling Loud fest Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, he offered an “explanation.”
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."