A female student shot three people at Rigby Middle School in eastern Idaho on Thursday before a teacher disarmed her and held her until police arrived.'This is the worst nightmare' »
A Republican power struggle may spell the political demise of congresswoman Liz Cheney, whose persistent criticism of former President Donald Trump looks likely to cost her the number three spot in her party. New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who has grown into one of Mr Trump's most dogged defenders. In 2014, four years before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez entered politics and began her journey to Democratic stardom, a lawmaker from New York became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
President Vladimir Putin insisted Russia's homegrown coronavirus vaccine was as “reliable as a Kalashnikov assault rifle”, as the country's health officials authorised a single-dose version of the Sputnik V jab, dubbed Sputnik Light. Sputnik V, which in February was revealed to be 92 per cent effective, has been approved for emergency use in 64 countries but has yet to be authorised in the European Union. Apart from Sputnik V, Russia has also developed and registered two other coronavirus vaccines but their clinical data have not been through a stringent peer review as Sputnik's.
A Georgia man denied taking part in the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 — but federal authorities say surveillance footage suggests otherwise. The FBI says Glen Mitchell Simon, 30, shared a “post victory picture” from the steps of the U.S. Capitol after he and throngs of other rioters stormed the building as Congress worked to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. Simon was arrested Wednesday in Gainesville, about 55 miles northeast of Atlanta, and charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority,” documents from the Justice Department show.
Maldives will begin a night-time curfew from Thursday to control a doubling of daily coronavirus infections that was fuelled by crowds at a local election and family gatherings during the ongoing Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The Health Protection Agency announced the curfew on Wednesday after government data showed daily cases grew to 734 from 318 a week ago. The health agency also ordered mandatory physical distancing in mosques.
Ohio state Sen. Andrew Brenner (R) showed up to work Monday, participating in a videoconference meeting of the budget-adjusting Ohio Controlling Board. "The problem for Brenner was that he did so while driving, while his government meeting was being recorded, and while his legislative colleagues were pressing to tighten rules on using smartphones behind the wheel," The Washington Post reported Thursday. "A recording of the nearly 13-minute videoconference — much of which overlapped with Brenner's drive — showed the seat-belt-using senator repeatedly glancing in the direction of his phone, which had been placed to his right."
Residents have had to evacuate themselves from a blaze in a London block of flats covered in the same type of cladding as Grenfell Tower. More than 100 firefighters tackled the fire at New Providence Wharf in Poplar, east London on Friday morning. More than 20 fire engines and around a dozen ambulances were rushed to the scene.
Egypt and Turkey on Thursday held talks on the conflict in Libya, where they back competing factions, on Syria and the security situation in the eastern Mediterranean, in a push to rebuild their fractured relations. The discussions, held over two days and led by deputy foreign ministers, were the first high-level public talks for years between the two powers, who fell out over issues including opposing positions on political Islam and maritime borders. Turkey has been striving to mend fences with several U.S.-allied Arab states including Egypt.
Two Secret Service agents who rode with then-President Donald Trump as he drove around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while he was hospitalized with Covid-19 last year needed to wear full medical protective gear, the agency's director said Thursday. Director of the U.S. Secret Service James Murray told a House budget hearing that the former president's desire to be seen outside the hospital in October where he could wave to supporters "was extensively discussed” with doctors beforehand.
When he asked Jennifer Foran — who appears to be his girlfriend — what happened, she refused to tell him, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. On Tuesday, the Broward Sheriff's Office received a report of possible child abuse in Pompano Beach. The boy ultimately told investigators Foran burned him.
The honour of being the first Conservative MP for the north-east seaside town goes to North Yorkshire cattle farmer and district councillor Jill Mortimer, who beat the Labour candidate Dr Paul Williams by 15,529 votes to 8,589. As the first Conservative MP elected in Hartlepool for 57 years and the first women ever to hold the post, she described it as “a truly historic result and a momentous day”. She added: “Labour have taken people in Hartlepool for granted for too long and I heard this time and time again on the doorstep.
After several violent hours in Kansas City, three people are dead and three are injured. The other, which involved a body found in a burning car, is under a suspicious death investigation because the circumstances are unknown, said Capt. Leslie Foreman, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department. The overnight homicides on Wednesday mark the 54th and 55th homicides of the year for Kansas City.
U.S. employers hired far fewer workers than expected in April, likely frustrated by labor shortages, leaving them scrambling to met booming demand as the economy reopens amid rapidly improving public health and massive financial help from the government. The jobs report, the first since the White House's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic rescue package was approved in March, will probably do little to change expectations that the economy entered the second quarter with strong momentum and was on track for its best performance this year in almost four decades. New claims for unemployment benefits have dropped below 500,000 for the first-time since the pandemic started.
The atmospherics may be redolent of a nautical-themed Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, but competing British and French maritime patrols in the English Channel illustrate the very real frictions stemming from Brexit, the U.K.'s messy departure from the European Union. No one thinks the countries' confrontation over fishing rights is going to escalate into a shootout between the two French patrol boats and the two Royal Navy vessels dispatched to the island of Jersey — “We are not ready for war,” a European lawmaker told the BBC. The drama on the not-so-high seas, off the coast of France's Normandy region, is the first major clash over fisheries since Brexit took full effect Jan. 1. This week, French fishing boats entered the waters off Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands archipelago, to protest, in essence, the same type of bureaucratic measures that Brexit backers in the U.K. say Europe inflicted on Britain.
But giddy, greedy DeSantis is using this bill, now law, for two purposes: To set up roadblocks for Democratic voters, who sent in a record number of votes by mail, to do so again in 2022 — and to keep peddling the big lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump. Under a cloud The voting bill is awash in irony and chicanery. Republicans were the big cheaters in the 2020 election in Florida.
The families of 16 children in Johnson County are suing the Blue Valley and Olathe districts, arguing that their students should be allowed to attend school during the pandemic without wearing masks. Attorney Linus Baker said the parents he is representing challenged their districts' mask requirements under Senate Bill 40, which empowers parents to quickly fight such COVID-19 restrictions. The lawsuit, which began in Johnson County district court, was moved to federal court this week.
Gail J. Metwally has been charged with first and second degree attempted murder, first-degree arson, first-degree assault and more. A woman in Maryland has been charged with multiple crimes after allegedly setting her house on fire and watching it burn down. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office, Gail J. Metwally has been charged with first and second degree attempted murder, first-degree arson, first-degree assault, two counts of malicious burning first degree, two counts of malicious destruction of property, and two counts of reckless endangerment.
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British Airways owner IAG has said it is "ready to fly" and has called for government action to restart international travel. Details of a "green list" of countries with the fewest travel rules are expected soon. The airline group has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with revenue plunging as many of its planes have been grounded.
Permitted gun owners who want to carry concealed weapons in the state of South Carolina are soon likely to join residents in 45 other states who can carry their hand guns openly in public — a proposal that has frustrated gun-control advocates, doctors and top law enforcement leaders but was a resounding win for many Republican lawmakers. With three days left on the legislative calendar, the Senate voted 28-16 after a roughly 12-hour debate to pass H. 3094, a House-sponsored bill that would allow only concealed weapons permit holders the right to carry their hand gun in the open. The Senate made a handful of changes to the bill, from removing the $50 cost of the permit application fee to requiring clerks to report pertinent information to the State Law Enforcement Division within five, not 30, days that would prohibit someone from buying or owning a gun.
Last week a video showing a high-school teacher's remarks on police killings was posted online. At one point she said George Floyd should have followed police orders, and told her class to always do so too. The teacher was placed on administrative leave within days of the video being posted.
Jen Psaki, the face of Biden's administration, says she will step down in around a year. "I think it's going to be time for somebody else to have this job in a year from now, or about a year from now," she told CNN. Psaki says she accepted the job after agreeing with President Biden's transition team that she would serve in the role for about a year.
Garrett Rolfe, the white former Atlanta police officer charged with murdering Rayshard Brooks, a Black man, may be put back onto the force. On Wednesday, the Atlanta Civil Service Board, which evaluates city government firing decisions, held that the police department hadn't followed proper procedure when it swiftly fired Mr Rolfe after the shooting last June. Mr Rolfe fired upon Mr Brooks as he ran away on foot from a drunk driving arrest.
The single-use carrier bag charge will rise from 5p to 10p and be extended to all businesses in England from 21 May. The 5p levy on plastic bags was introduced in England in 2015. The average person in England now buys just four single-use carrier bags a year from the main supermarkets, compared with 140 in 2014.
McConnell said Wednesday "one-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration." Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were among the lawmakers to renews calls for an end to the rule. After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his entire focus is on stopping President Joe Biden's administration, Democratic lawmakers renewed calls to end the filibuster.
“Every college has a public health responsibility to require its students to be vaccinated.”
“While the vast majority of students will likely get the vaccine, schools should honor the decisions of the few who object.”
“A vaccinated campus could be the step toward normality that college leaders are seeking.”
“College students are mobile and spread COVID-19 with them whenever they travel.”
“There almost certainly are going to be legal challenges because the anti-vaccine movement is already preparing for them.”