Moscow called the American deployment in the Black Sea a provocation designed to test Russian nerves.'They are testing our strength' »
The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder, sexual assault and other crimes in the killings of a woman and her two daughters, ages 11 and 17, in a 2007 home invasion. Justices issued a 7-0 decision Monday upholding the convictions against Joshua Komisarjevsky. Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes are serving life prison sentences for the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and her daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and 17-year-old Hayley, in their Cheshire home.
Taiwan has said a record number of Chinese military jets flew into its air defence zone on Monday. The defence ministry said 25 aircraft including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers entered its so-called air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday. The incursion is the largest in a year and comes as the US warns against an "increasingly aggressive China".
The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a crashed Sriwijaya Air jet has been downloaded successfully and includes the last minutes of the flight that ended with 62 people dead, an official at Indonesia's air accident investigator said on Monday. The contents of the recording from the 26-year old Boeing Co 737-500 that crashed shortly after take-off on Jan. 9 cannot be disclosed publicly at this stage of the probe, Indonesia National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) investigator Nurcahyo Utomo said. The channels will need to be synchronised with each other as well as radio communications and the flight data recorder (FDR) for analysis to help determine the cause of the crash.
Pope Francis asked a bishop in the U.S. state of Minnesota to resign after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse, officials said Tuesday. The Vatican said Francis accepted the resignation of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner on Tuesday and named a temporary replacement to run the diocese. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston said in a statement that the pontiff asked Hoeppner to resign following the Vatican probe, which it said arose from reports that the bishop "had at times failed to observe applicable norms when presented with allegations of sexual abuse involving clergy."
European rollout of J&J vaccination delayed after series of clotting cases All over-50s offered vaccine in 'hugely significant milestone' Scotland to lift Covid travel restrictions ahead of schedule from Friday Brussels faces soaring costs for Pfizer's Covid vaccine Fauci says US may never use Oxford vaccine in fresh blow for global confidence Roughly 1.3 million vulnerable people have not yet taken up the offer of a Covid-19 vaccine, new analysis suggests, amid concerns that the virus could circulate in unprotected communities as restrictions lift. According to NHS England, 19 out of 20 of those most at risk from the virus have now received their first dose of a vaccine.
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin, directly raising concerns about the Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border. Biden told Putin the U.S. would “act firmly in defense of its national interests” regarding Russian cyber intrusions and election interference, according to the White House. Biden also proposed a summit meeting in a third country “in the coming months” to discuss the full range of U.S.-Russia issues, the White House said.
Dr Seuss books have made headlines lately, but not for this reason. According to a police report from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, deputies went to a Largo home on a call of suspected child abuse. When they arrived around 9 p.m.
TikTok star Justine Paradise has accused YouTuber Jake Paul of sexually assaulting her at his home in Los Angeles in 2019. Paradise alleges Paul grabbed her face and forced her to perform oral sex on him, and touched her inappropriately without consent. The BBC has contacted representatives for Jake Paul for comment but has not yet had a response.
The Stone Mountain Memorial Association has denied a gathering permit from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who were looking to host their annual Confederate Memorial Day service at Stone Mountain Park outside Atlanta. The gathering was slated for Saturday but a March 31 letter from memorial association CEO Bill Stephens denied the necessary permit, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Stephens listed three reasons for the denial including safety concerns, specifically the pandemic and racial tensions.
The garden is overgrown, the walls are collapsing and the stonework is crumbling, but a dilapidated townhouse in Malta where a young Prince Philip once lived with the then Princess Elizabeth is undergoing a multi-million pound restoration. Villa Guardamangia, on the outskirts of the Maltese capital Valletta, is to be returned to how it looked when it was home to the royal couple in what they said was one of the happiest periods of their lives. The restoration, expected to take at least five years, will enable it to be opened as a museum and underscores the connection between the royal family and Malta, which gained independence in 1964.
Police officers in Virginia held a uniformed Black Army officer at gunpoint and pepper-sprayed him. The soldier was not charged with a crime or ticketed over the incident, which was captured on video. Veterans of color said the video showed that not even a uniform is protection from police violence.
This was eight years after small teams of Green Berets and CIA personnel first invaded Afghanistan, routed the Taliban and largely destroyed the al-Qaida forces that had taken refuge in that country. Eight long years after 9/11, I was one of 68,000 American troops, many of us part of the "surge," working to bring security and governance to the country. Today, it has been almost 12 years since I was in Afghanistan, and now our nation is approaching its 21st year of war there.
Daunte Wright, 20, was fatally shot by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott says the officer who shot Wright should be fired. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Mayor Mike Elliott says the police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Sunday should be fired and face "full accountability" in the shooting.
During a press conference on Monday, Brooklyn Center, Minn. released bodycam video of the police shooting of Daunte Wright. Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes the officer who shot Wright intended to use her Taser, but mistakenly grabbed her firearm.
The new Georgia elections law signed by the state's Republican governor has earned an unprecedented backlash from civil rights groups, corporations, corners of Hollywood, and a pointed denunciation from President Joe Biden. The far-reaching new legislation, which bans people from handing out food or water to voters waiting in line and allows the Republican-controlled State Election Board to remove and replace county election officials among other measures, has drawn an intense national scrutiny. Critics claim the move will disenfranchise black, disabled, and other minorities, and lead to voter suppression in Georgia, a usually Republican state which flipped blue to help President Joe Biden win the 2020 election.
At least 50 journalists in the US have been arrested during Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the US, while dozens of others have also been injured by rubber bullets, pepper spray and tear gas. The US Press Freedom Tracker has collected nearly 500 incidents from 382 reports, from the unrest in Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd's killing by police in late May, to demonstrations in more than 70 cities across 35 states since. At least 46 journalists were arrested between the end of May and the beginning of June, according to data collected by the organisation.
A uniformed Black Army officer was held at gunpoint and pepper-sprayed during a traffic stop. Second lieutenant Caron Nazario filed a lawsuit against the 2 Virginia officers involved. In a complaint, Nazario said they gave conflicting orders and he was worried he would be murdered.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced the US will station 500 more troops in Germany. It comes as Russia strengthens its military force at the Ukraine border. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday that the US will station 500 more troops in Germany.
The Biden administration is working with states to reschedule appointments for individuals who were in line to receive shots of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days, after federal agencies recommended a pause in usage over safety concerns. Jeff Zients, coordinator of the White House coronavirus response team, said in a statement that the federal supply of other vaccines – produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna – was enough to continue vaccinating the country at a pace of 3 million shots per day. “We are working now with our state and federal partners to get anyone scheduled for a J&J vaccine quickly rescheduled for a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine,” Zients said.
A protester confronted a CNN reporter over media coverage of the Daunte Wright protests. The exchange between the man and CNN's Sara Sidner was broadcast live. Protests over the killing of Wright by a police officer continued Monday night.
Sen. Roger Wicker downplayed the odds of an infrastructure deal that included rolling back Trump's tax cuts. Wicker met with Biden to discuss his jobs plan along with other Republicans and Democrats. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, downplayed the prospect of a bipartisan deal on President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan that included rolling back the 2017 Trump tax cuts.
Federal officials on Tuesday called for a pause on using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after six women developed rare blood clots days after receiving the single-dose shots. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it's joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in urging a halt on administering the single-shot vaccines. One of the women died, and another is currently in critical condition, Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration, said during a news conference Tuesday morning.
For decades, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have quietly kicked out some of the worst white supremacists in their ranks, offering them administrative discharges that leave no public record of their hateful activity, a USA TODAY review of Navy documents found. The documents, obtained via a public-records request by the open-government advocacy group American Oversight, detail 13 major investigations into white supremacist activity in the Navy and Marine Corps over more than 20 years. They show a pattern in which military leaders chose to deal with personnel involved in extremism by dismissing them in ways that would not attract public attention.
A Cole County Circuit Court judge said in an order Monday that the court system is not the place for Missouri's largest pension fund to try to rewrite a contract that it entered into with a Canadian private equity fund. Judge Jon Beetem denied the Missouri State Employees Retirement System's request for a preliminary injunction against Catalyst Capital Group. MOSERS sought the preliminary injunction to keep Catalyst from declaring the $8 billion pension fund in default of its obligations if it didn't fully fund its commitments to the Canadian firm.
“There’s no ‘both sides of the debate’ when it comes to active voter suppression.”
“Companies that do this ooze contempt for their own customers and employees who are not in the leftmost quarter of opinion.”
“The truth is that Fortune 500 companies were never taking moral stances from the goodness of their corporate hearts.”
“The truth is, the companies hold the cards…If companies stick to their guns, Georgia is likely to back down as well.”
“When a company folds to the unfounded outrage of a few misinformed nuts, they are forever at the mob’s beck-and-call.”