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The coronavirus's Delta variant, which was first identified in India late last year and which now accounts for approximately 20 percent of COVID-19 cases in the United States, is expected to become the dominant strain of the virus in the coming months — if not sooner, according to experts. New data suggests that the Delta variant, in addition to being more infectious, may also double the risk of hospitalization for those who are not vaccinated. Given that there's now a more transmissible and potentially more dangerous variant circulating in the country, the focus has turned to young people 12 and older, who are less likely to get vaccinated, and to children younger than that, who aren't eligible yet for the COVID-19 vaccines.
The Rev. William Barber of North Carolina was arrested Wednesday with more than 20 others for obstructing traffic in front of the Hart Senate Building during a protest in Washington. Barber and supporters of his National Poor People's Campaign, who protest state and national policies they say are racist or disproportionately affect poor people and those of color, were in Washington for a “Moral March on Manchin and McConnell.” The event was part of a year-long effort planned by the Poor People's Campaign.
McAfee's death was confirmed after Spain's National Court ruled in favor of extraditing McAfee, 75, who had argued in a hearing earlier this month that the charges against him by prosecutors in Tennessee were politically motivated and that he would spend the rest of his life in prison if returned to the U.S. The court's ruling was made public on Wednesday and was open for appeal, with any final extradition order also needing to get approval from the Spanish Cabinet. McAfee was arrested last October at Barcelona's international airport and had been in jail since then awaiting the outcome of extradition proceedings.
Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott has been asked by the Biden administration to step down, The Associated Press reports, and he told agents on Wednesday that he will "continue working hard to support you over the next several weeks to ensure a smooth transition." Scott was appointed in January 2020 and supported former President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies. Scott was especially keen on Trump's unfulfilled promise to build a southern border wall, and did not go along with the Biden administration's directive to use the term "migrant" rather than "illegal alien," AP reports.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron will tell EU leaders to impose quarantine restrictions on British tourists to stop the spread of the delta variant of coronavirus at a summit in Brussels today. The German Chancellor said she would “talk very critically” at the European Council meeting and upbraid the leaders of tourism dependent countries for "a failure even today to adequately control arrival from non-EU states where virus variants are proliferating." Different EU countries have different rules for visitors from the UK, where the delta variant makes up the majority of cases.
Images and video shared on social media early Thursday morning show the devastating aftermath of a partial collapse of a building in Surfside, Florida. The 12-story oceanfront condo tower near Miami collapsed around 2 a.m. Thursday, leaving at least 10 people injured and one person dead, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told the Miami Herald. The collapse of Champlain Towers South Condo was shown in surveillance video obtained by WSVN.
President Joe Biden joked about people who say they need to own weapons to "take on the government." In the speech, Biden outlined his administration's plan to tackle gun violence in the US. President Joe Biden joked that people who think they needed guns to take on the US government would actually need nuclear weapons.
At around midday on 11 May, Dario Kopenawa, an indigenous leader, received a desperate phone call from a remote village in the Brazilian Amazon. Palimiú has a population of about 1,000, who live in large communal houses on the banks of a river called Uraricoera. Kopenawa, from the Yanomami tribe, is used to hearing pleas for help from communities in the rainforest, but this one was different.
“I thought [it] was extra as hell because we live in a gated community in a very safe city,” Janušauskaitė, a recent FSU graduate, said in a TikTok. Officers told Janušauskaitė to keep her blinds, windows, and curtains closed at all times, or in her words: to live like a “vampire in order to feel somewhat safe in my own house,” Janušauskaitė, noted in a TikTok. “He knew my schedule,” she said in a TikTok.
Abortion access has all but disappeared from Missouri. A 2019 law signed by Gov. Mike Parson bars the procedure after eight weeks of gestation — a near total prohibition. While a federal court has blocked the ban from going into effect as a lawsuit by abortion rights advocates moves forward, women seeking to end their pregnancies have fled to Illinois and Kansas.
A bipartisan group of senators reached a tentative framework on a $953 billion infrastructure deal Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting with President Biden at the White House.
The Hong Kong paper that pushed the boundary Why China is bent on crushing dissent in Hong Kong On Wednesday night, just hours after the company announced its closure, supporters of the tabloid had gathered outside its office, even as heavy rain fell. They lit their phone flashlights as a show of solidarity and shouted support slogans like "add oil" - a popular phrase of encouragement in Hong Kong, which can sometimes be translated to mean "go for it" or "don't give up". In response, Apple Daily staff ducked out of their offices to stand at balconies and windows, waving flashlights and shouting "Thank you Hong Kong" to the crowds outside.
The national spotlight remains focused on South Carolina as information trickles out from the Murdaugh double homicide investigation, including the heavily redacted police reports made public Monday and a statement from the region's top prosecutor. More than two weeks have passed since Paul Murdaugh, 22, and his mother Maggie, 52, were found shot to death June 7 outside their home in Colleton County, but the Lowcountry is still abuzz, person to person and online. Experts from around the country are appearing on national news outlets to talk about how the case is being handled.
The National Hurricane Center is now tracking two disturbances in the Atlantic, including a strong tropical wave that's about to roll off the coast of Africa in the next few days. Forecasters don't give either disturbance a high chance of strengthening anytime soon. As of the 8 a.m. update on Thursday, it had a 20% chance of forming a tropical depression in the next two days and a 40% chance of forming in the next five days.
Trump, for example, asked if Kushner accomplished "peace in the Middle East after all" when violence broke out between Israel and Hamas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump and Jared Kushner are growing apart over the former president's obsession with the 2020 election, according to a new CNN report, and it's leading Trump to question his son-in-law's accomplishments.
Fire crews worked to extinguish a substantial fire at an abandoned school Thursday morning in Kansas City. First responders were called early in the morning to a fire at the former St. Martin de Porres Schoolat 5840 Swope Parkway, said Jason Spreitzer, a spokesman with the Kansas City Fire Department. An automatic alarm first alerted firefighters, who responded to the structure fire in the abandoned building, he said.
A woman suspected of involvement in the kidnapping of seven people during the rule of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile is one step closer to facing charges, after a court in Australia quashed her appeal against extradition. Adriana Rivas, 68, has been living in Australia for more than four decades but is accused of working for Chile's secret police in the 1970s. Ms Rivas could still appeal against this decision.
Early this year, when Amanda Gorman read "The Hill We Climb" at President Biden's inauguration, it was a watershed moment on many fronts: a signal of unity in the wake of the Capitol attack; the emergence of a rising star at the age of 22, the youngest-ever person to become an inaugural poet; and a national spotlight on a new position of growing prominence: the national youth poet laureate. Gorman was the first to hold that title, and last month she was succeeded by an 18-year-old with similar promise, Alexandra Huynh. Huynh, an incoming first-year student at Stanford University, was raised by Vietnamese American immigrant parents in Sacramento — an experience that played a significant role in her poetry and her mission to connect cultures and work toward justice.
It accused the hospital and the provincial health authorities of trying to cover up medical negligence. "These allegations are false, unsubstantiated and only serve to tarnish the good reputation of Steve Biko Academic Hospital and the Gauteng Provincial Government," the latest statement said. Legal action would be taken against the editor-in-chief of Pretoria News, Piet Rampedi, and IOL, it said.
Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in New York state due to his “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 election result. The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division's grievance committee filed a summary of disciplinary proceedings on Thursday, outlining multiple instances of attorney misconduct and violations of the rules of professional conduct. W]e conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump's failed effort at reelectio...
Two young girls were found dead in a South Florida canal roughly nine hours apart Tuesday. Police are investigating whether the girls' deaths are related, according to WPLG Local 10. Two young girls were found dead in a South Florida canal nearly nine hours apart on Tuesday, police said.
Apple claims that allowing developers to distribute apps outside its official App Store would "expose users to serious security risks". A new report from the company argues strongly against allowing so-called sideloading of apps. The report suggests a range of hypothetical problems including ransomware and financial scams.
India has classified a new variant of the coronavirus first identified in Europe as a "variant of concern", but it's too early to tell whether it poses a significant threat. India's health ministry says studies showed that the so-called Delta plus variant - also known as AY.1 - spreads more easily, binds more easily to lung cells and is potentially resistant to monoclonal antibody therapy, a potent intravenous infusion of antibodies to neutralise the virus. The variant is related to the Delta, an existing variant of concern, which was first identified in India last year and is thought to have driven the deadly second wave of infections this summer in India.
About 10% of Poundland products are no longer priced at £1, the discount retailer has said. Poundland moved away from pricing everything at £1 in 2017 and now sells some items between 50p and £10 to take on rivals such as B&M and Wilko. Its owner Pepco said sales continued to grow in the past six months despite the Covid pandemic.
“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.”