The American Museum of Natural History’s sculpture of the president, flanked by a Native American man and an African man, will be sent to an institution dedicated to his life.The vote follows years of protest »
India Walton, a nurse and progressive activist, upset four-term incumbent Byron Brown in Tuesday's Democratic primary in Buffalo, N.Y., in a bid to become the first socialist mayor of a major American city since 1960. Walton, who would also become the first female mayor elected in Buffalo, must still win in the November general election — though the last time the city elected a Republican to lead it was during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. While absentee votes have not yet been counted, the Associated Press declared Walton the winner in the race against Brown.
A free speech rally planned in advance of the Batley and Spen by-election has been banned by the town's Labour-held council after officials said it was not Covid-secure. Organisers of the rally, which intended to debate the controversial use of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in a local school earlier this year, were told their outdoor event could not go ahead because it had not been assessed by the council's “Safety Advisory Group”. Laurence Fox, the former Lewis actor turned free speech campaigner, intended to debate George Galloway and Paul Halloran, a former candidate in Batley and Spen, in Batley's marketplace on Thursday evening.
The pair spoke during a call convened by the UK Government, which the Greater Manchester Mayor said he hoped would help resolve the leaders' row over restrictions on movement imposed by the SNP. A spokesman for the mayor also accused Ms Sturgeon of misunderstanding the situation, claiming she had dismissed out of hand the plight of ordinary people who had lost money as a result of her policy. The summit was held after the airline Easyjet announced that it had axed two new routes connecting Manchester and Scotland because of the controversial travel ban.
The search for a missing infant who disappeared weeks ago has led the FBI and multiple police agencies to her father's pond in Eastern Kentucky. Huntington police, Kentucky State Police and the FBI were on scene at the pond in Carter County, according to city officials in Huntington, W. Va. The pond is on property owned by Shannon Overstreet, the father of missing 3-month-old Angel Nichole Overstreet who hasn't been seen since May 8, according to police. Shannon Overstreet was in jail Wednesday morning because he'd previously been arrested on charges unrelated to his daughter's disappearance, according to a spokesperson for the city of Huntington, including its police department.
A fight that erupted inside a rideshare vehicle ended in gunfire early Wednesday, leaving one person dead and another critically injured, Georgia authorities said. The shooting unfolded just before 5 a.m. outside a Chevron gas station in Atlanta, according to a police news release. Officers arrived to find two men with gunshot wounds.
Two of Miami's top-ranked police officers — a couple with almost a half-century of combined law enforcement experience and personnel jackets brimming with commendations and promotions — were fired Tuesday for not being truthful about an accident involving a city-issued SUV, said Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo. The termination of Deputy Police Chief Ronald Papier and his wife, Nerly Papier, a commander in Little Havana, came almost three months after Nerly Papier ran her SUV into a curb one morning on her way to police headquarters and blew two tires, an accident she claimed happened after steering quickly away from a car that had veered into her lane of traffic. Acevedo's final decision came after Internal Affairs investigators concluded Nerly Papier had left out important details about the accident, like pedestrians being on the sidewalk when the vehicle jumped the curb and her running at least two red lights while driving the vehicle to the office on its rims.
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Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino, the son of two of the Southeast Asian country's democracy icons, died on Thursday after being hospitalised in Manila. The 61-year-old was president of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016. The cause of his death was not immediately clear, but he had been hospitalised earlier on Thursday.
President Biden will move immediately to replace the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Calabria, an appointee of former President Trump with broad powers over mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Supreme Court opened the door for Calabria's removal with a Wednesday ruling that made clear the president had the authority to oust the regulator. A White House official responded by saying Biden would start the process of inserting an FHFA director who supports the administration's priorities on housing policy.
A mother dog sitting at an Oklahoma home was found dead in a garage Saturday after an apparent pit bull attack, police say. The Osage County Sheriff's Office said 28-year-old Rebecca McCurdy was house sitting and caring for dogs at the home west of Skiatook in northeastern Oklahoma, according to KTUL. The homeowner raises pit bulls to sell them and keeps them caged in the garage, the sheriff's office said in a statement to the Pawhuska Journal-Capital.
Vanessa Bryant settled a lawsuit with the helicopter company involved in Kobe Bryant's fatal crash. Terms of the settlement - between families, the company, and the pilot's estate - weren't disclosed. A lawsuit against the Los Angeles police, accused of sharing photos from the crash site, is ongoing.
Cubans who are required to fly to Guyana for visa interviews at the U.S. Embassy there are complaining that Havana-Georgetown tickets are selling on the black market for between $4,700 and $7,000, five months after the Cuban government suspended direct flights to Guyana because of the coronavirus pandemic. Washington suspended visa interviews and other consular services at the U.S. Embassy in Havana in 2018, after a string of alleged microwave attacks on American diplomats and others led the State Department to call home all but a skeleton staff. This has forced Cubans seeking consular services from the U.S. to travel to Guyana.
Shifting to electric vehicles will still leave the UK with serious transport problems, a report has said. The IPPR think tank said emissions will fall, but the number of cars on the road will continue to grow. It foresaw a 28% increase in car ownership by 2050, leading to more jams and harm to the economy.
A girl in her teens was found dead in a secluded area of Texas county, but her name and cause of death remain of mystery, officials say. Her body was discovered Friday morning off a road in Wharton County, a rural county about 70 miles southwest of Houston. The girl, who was estimated to be 14 to 17 years old, had black or dark brown hair that was shoulder length.
A Grand Canyon hiker was a half-mile from the trailhead when he died, park officials said. William Smith, a 60-year-old from Oswego, Illinois, had just completed a day hike Tuesday when bystanders rushed to give him CPR, Grand Canyon National Park officials said. “Bystanders initiated CPR and National Park Service EMS personnel responded and assisted with resuscitation efforts,” park officials said in a Wednesday news release.
An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and avoided time behind bars. Meanwhile, a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case, and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, in a major step forward for the massive investigation.
Yet, setting the stage to smear Demings before Hispanic voters who see U.S. politics through the prism of homeland experiences, Rubio ranted on a video pinned at the top of his Twitter account that Demings votes in Congress with “the Marxist squad” and “the socialist [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi. Oh, so many red-baiting words, so many big little lies sprinkled into the short video. For starters, it's tough to do those two things he alleges at the same time when Pelosi is often sidelining, in a state of annoyance, the so-called “squad” of four left-of-center congresswomen, which doesn't include Demings.
Summer Wells, 5, was reported missing on June 15 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. A TikTok account with the same name as her mother posted a video about the search. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Summer hasn't been found.
As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country: It is seeing an alarming rise in cases because of a combination of the fast-spreading delta variant and stubborn resistance among many people to getting vaccinated. The hope among some health leaders is that the rest of the U.S. might at least learn something from Missouri's plight. “If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, 'No thanks' and they are getting vaccinated, that is good,” said Erik Frederick, chief administrative officer at Mercy Hospital Springfield, which has been inundated with COVID-19 patients as the variant first identified in India rips through the largely non-immunized community.
About a dozen people blasted the Miami-Dade school district for teaching critical race theory, mandating students to wear masks in the classroom in the upcoming school year and forcing them to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The problem for those critics, according to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, the district does none of these things — nor does it plan to. “Let's begin with what we don't do, what we have never done, and what we have no plans to do,” Carvalho said at Wednesday's school board meeting following an hour and a half of public comment period.
On Wednesday Secretary Yellen asked Congress to extend a July deadline to pay back some of the federal debt. Without an extension, she warned of a "catastrophic" default that could hurt economic recovery. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged Congress on Wednesday to extend a July 31 deadline to pay down a portion of the federal government's $28 trillion in debt to investors and foreign governments.
Baking powder is an all-in-one leavener, meaning it includes baking soda and the “exact amount of acid to use up all the soda,” Shirley Corriher says in “CookWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking. Baking powder also includes a hefty amount of cornstarch, which helps absorb moisture to stave off premature reactions, as some of the acids in baking powder are activated in the presence of liquid. How baking soda and baking powder work Both leaveners work when they are broken down and release carbon dioxide.
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.
At age 18, Greta Thunberg is one of the most famous climate activists in the world. Recently, critics are sharing an altered clip of one of Thunberg's interviews to make it appear as if she is undermining her own cause. The clip shows an MSNBC interview with journalist Mehdi Hasan.
Donald Trump has been "incentivized" to win the presidency back in 2024 by Biden's performance, his son Eric has said. "Every single day that Biden messes up our nation, I think it further incentivizes my father," Trump said. Donald Trump feels "incentivized" to run for the presidency again in 2024 by Biden's performance, his son Eric has said.
“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.”