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 »
Pakistan's prime minister has created a stir over comments he made about US operations in Afghanistan and China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims. In an interview with Axios HBO, Imran Khan categorically stated that he would not allow the US to use Pakistan as a base for its Afghan operations. The interview with Mr Khan was aired early on Monday morning and immediately started gaining traction as people began discussing his comments.
Despite going after journalists as "animals," Fox News host Tucker Carlson is reportedly known to be a "great" anonymous source for reporters, including in "unflattering" stories about former President Donald Trump. The New York Times' Ben Smith reported Sunday on Carlson's "reputation as a source of gossip and insight into the Trump administration," and 16 journalists confirmed that the Fox host has been a "great source," even though he publicly attacks the news media and accuses reporters of lying on his show.
When researchers looked at the marijuana habits of a group of people ages 18 to 30, and then again 25 years later, one finding rose above the fog: For every five years of lighting up, your ability to recall common words slides. At the beginning of the study, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, 84 percent of the group reported using marijuana, while less than 12 percent reported still smoking it 25 years later. During the follow-up, participants were given standard cognitive tests that measured three things: processing speed (for example, solving simple math problems), verbal memory (word recall), and higher-level skills that show how well different parts of the brain are working together.
Nebraska will send state troopers down to the United States-Mexico border to help law enforcement in Texas respond to high illegal immigration levels, the governor announced this weekend. Nebraska is stepping up to help Texas respond to the ongoing crisis on their border with Mexico,” Gov. Pete Ricketts said in a statement. The disastrous policies of the Biden-Harris Administration created an immigration crisis on the border.
Over the last decade, Democrats in key states have relinquished control of redistricting to "independent commissions ... free of partisan interference," a decision made for the sake of "good government" that could, however, affect the left's ability to hold onto their majority in 2022, Politico writes. Despite agreeing that redistricting reform is needed, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) added that Republicans are "carving up left and right" in rabidly partisan states, while Democrats, rather, are "unilaterally disarming," per Politico. For example, when Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D) this spring offered an effective redistricting veto in exchange for the right's cooperation with her legislative agenda, Democrats were "unsparing" in their condemnation, writes Politico.
Former President Donald Trump reportedly predicted he'd lose the 2020 election at one point in March of that year, as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the United States. Trump reportedly then wondered "what idiot had the federal government" take charge of coronavirus testing in the U.S. "Uh, do you mean Jared?," Azar responded, referring to Kushner, who just a few days before the call "had vowed to take charge of a national testing strategy with the help of the private sector," Abutaleb and Paletta write.
A nine-month-old girl and her 29-year-old father died in the Saturday afternoon pileup of about 18 vehicles, including an Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches vehicle carrying eight other children aged 4 to 17, who were killed, Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond said. The ranch is home to "Alabama's needy, neglected, or abused, school-aged children," according to its website. The cause of the crash on Interstate Highway 65 between Greenville and Fort Deposit, which was awash from the powerful storm, was under investigation.
Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it 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 28 mph with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph with higher gusts, according to the 11 a.m. advisory.
With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden's 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and that “two Americas” may emerge as the aggressive Delta variant becomes the dominant US strain. Efforts to boost vaccination rates have come through a variety of incentives, from free hamburgers to free beer, college scholarships and even million-dollar lottery prizes. But of the efforts to entice people to get their shots some have lost their initial impact, or failed to land effectively at all.
A fire tore through a massive Outer Banks home on Father's Day, leaving dozens displaced in the popular tourist destination, officials said. Facebook user Sheila Foster Davies said it was about 4 a.m. Sunday when she woke up to someone pounding at her door and telling her to evacuate. Video she posted online shows flames leaping from a nearby home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
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A large tornado swept through suburbs southwest of Chicago Sunday night, causing numerous injuries, damaging several homes and vehicles, bringing down trees and power lines and leaving tens of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. Officials of Naperville said five people were brought to a hospital. One was in critical condition.
"I've been working in logistics for 30 years and I've never seen demand like this," says Robin Woodbridge. The company he works for, Prologis, owns and manages warehouse logistics parks across the UK. They're building as fast as they can, but it's been a struggle to keep pace with the boom in online shopping in recent years.
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.
A video released by police shows a gunman shoot a man while two children were just a step away. The 24-year-old victim was shot multiple times after the incident in the Bronx, New York Thursday. The children were not injured, police said.
To the editor: Lord help us in the Pacific Northwest if people in Los Angeles think like one of your letter writers who favors solving the drought by diverting water from the Columbia River through some sort of pipeline to Southern California. More importantly, the Columbia River, mighty as it once was, has been dammed beyond recognition and is also affected by climate change. Longtime native Oregonians recognize the dramatically receding flow of the river, the many exposed sandbars, the dead fish and the mile-long walk to reach the water in the Portland area.
A Father's Day family outing to a lake turned tragic when a 47-year-old dad drowned while attempting to rescue his 18-year-old son, Oklahoma officials say. The incident involved a Dallas family visiting Broken Bow Lake in southeastern Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Carlo Lomas Sr. noticed his son, Carlo Lomas Jr., struggling as he swam in the lake at around 1:15 p.m. Sunday, officials say.
Oen Evan Nicholson is suspected of killing three people, including his father. A man suspected of killing three people, including his father, forced a woman to drive him more than 2,000 miles before he turned himself in, the Associated Press reported, citing the police. Oen Evan Nicholson found Laura Johnson, 34, in a parking lot in Springfield, Oregon, and forced her to drive him to Wisconsin, police said, according to the AP.
A boy was seriously injured Sunday evening after being trapped beneath a roller coaster in Branson, a popular Ozarks tourist destination. First responders were called to assist an injured coaster rider at about 7:30 p.m. at the Branson Coaster in the 2100 block of West 76 Country Boulevard, according to Branson Fire Rescue. There, they found a 12-year-old boy who was trapped underneath the roller coaster, according to a Facebook post from rescue personnel.
Ammon Bundy on Saturday announced he's running for governor of Idaho as a Republican. The anti-government activist is known for taking part in armed standoffs with the government. In 2016, he led an armed group's occupation of a federal wildlife refuge for more than a month.
Max Gutierrez, a bartender at the No Vacancy bar and restaurant in St. Petersburg's Edge District, has gained fame on Twitter for using a note disguised as a receipt to protect two customers from harassment. “I honestly don't like yelling at customers or embarrassing people,” he wrote.
Former president Donald Trump wished a happy Father's Day on Sunday to everyone, including his political adversaries, whom he called “losers of the world.” Mr Trump, who is banned from Twitter and Facebook, shared the bizarre Father's Day message through his political action committee. Mr Trump's personal business, the Trump Organisation, also released a Father's Day greeting, describing him and his two oldest sons as "incredible fathers."
WASHINGTON – The Senate is poised to consider voting rights legislation this week, possibly voting as soon as Tuesday. Its passage looks unlikely, but Democrats are working overtime to unify in its favor as Republicans stand firm in opposition. Democrats hailed the For the People Act – a sweeping bill aimed at protecting voters' rights, increasing election security and mandating independent redistricting, among other provisions – as a bold countermeasure to restrictive voting measures pursued in states.
Bindi Irwin has announced that she's taking a break from social media and more. The zookeeper, animal activist and television personality, who welcomed her first child to the world in March, took to Instagram on Monday to share the news with her fans and followers. The post accompanied a photo of Irwin cuddling daughter Grace Warrior, and as it continued, the new mom addressed recent messages she's received from her supporters about protecting their own mental health and possibly hinting that the same topic may have played a role in her decision to step away.
After a lawsuit alleged Subway tuna wasn't actually tuna, The New York Times did its own analysis. The newspaper used a commercial lab to analyze tuna samples bought in Los Angeles. The sandwich chain has dismissed claims about its tuna and has called the lawsuit meritless.
“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.”