The gunman, described by police as the boyfriend of one of his six victims, walked into a birthday party late Sunday night and opened fire before taking his own life.'They were crying hysterically' »
Authorities in Florida arrested and charged a 14-year-old boy with murder a day after the disappearance and death of a 13-year-old girl. The parents of Tristyn Bailey, a student and cheerleader at Patriot Oaks Academy in St. Johns, Florida, reported their daughter missing on Sunday morning after she failed to return home the night before. Bailey was last seen Sunday morning at 1:15 a.m. near the Durbin Amenity Center, a post announcing the missing person from the St Johns County Sheriff's Office said.
A group of 13 armed speedboats of Iran's Revolutionary Guard made “unsafe and unprofessional” high-speed maneuvers toward U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots when two of the Iranian boats came dangerously close, U.S. officials said. It was the second time in two weeks that a U.S. ship opened fire to warn vessels of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. The encounters come as the United States and Iran are in indirect talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the United States left in 2018.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday defended himself against critics who say expanded unemployment benefits offered in the COVID-19 relief bill passed in March are keeping Americans from taking new jobs. Biden said the administration will remind U.S. states this week that any unemployed American offered a comparable job must take it or risk losing unemployment benefits. He is also directing the U.S. Labor Department to work with states to reinstate requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must demonstrate they are actively looking for work.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said Monday that he tried and failed to warn his Republican colleagues about politically-inspired violence ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. A few days before Jan. 6, Kinzinger tweeted, he told House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) during a conference call that Republican rhetoric, including McCarthy's own, about the presidential election and former President Donald Trump's baseless claims of fraud would have violent consequences.
Melinda Gates first contacted divorce lawyers two years ago, after the scope of her husband Bill's relationship with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was made public, it has been claimed. Mr Gates met with the disgraced financier on multiple occasions, even posing for a photo at the New York townhouse where Epstein was accused of abusing young girls, and once stayed there “late into the night,” according to the New York Times. While the 65-year-old has not been accused of any wrongdoing, his dealings with Epstein were a “source of concern” for his wife, 56, a former employee of the Gates Foundation told the Wall Street Journal.
A tiger was spotted roaming around a Houston neighborhood Sunday, terrifying neighbors and passersby, the Houston Police Department told NBC News. The tiger was seen wearing a collar and prowling around outside of a home when an off-duty sheriff's deputy encountered the wildcat, seemingly in response to sightings from neighbors. The encounter was caught on video by a neighbor, according to local NBC affiliate KPRC.
A 28-year-old man has been shot dead at Vancouver international airport in Canada, in what police believe is gang-related violence. The alleged killer escaped in a car with others, shooting at police as they went. Photos from the scene show a bullet hole in the windscreen of a police car and another window shot out.
President Biden on Monday claimed that generous unemployment benefits are not incentivizing people to remain out-of-work, arguing that Americans would return to the workforce for a “decent wage,” but nevertheless said that the administration would take action to push would-be workers to accept job offers instead of staying home. “People will come back to work if they're paid a decent wage,” Biden said in an address on the economy at the White House. “We're going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits,” Biden continued, before arguing that the dynamic he vowed to address is not prevalent anyway.
A dead shark found washed up on Virginia Beach has many fascinated, some “freaked out,” but most of all, curious what caused its death. Discovered last week by a man walking in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach, the shark cuts a macabre figure in the sand; it's gills sunken, skin wrinkled, eyes still open, sharp teeth set in a red-ringed mouth. It is at least 6 feet long, according to the beachgoer, who shared a photo of the dead shark on Facebook.
Boris Johnson will recommit to overhauling social care in the Queen's Speech on Tuesday, The Telegraph understands, but almost no details about how that will be achieved will be revealed. The speech, to be delivered by Her Majesty, in its current draft includes the words “proposals on social care will be brought forward" or similar, according to a well-placed Government source. It will lead to renewed complaints of the 'can being kicked down the road', with debate about the urgent need for social care reform having been a feature of Westminster politics for a decade.
A 23-year-old Italian woman who was mistakenly given six doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine all at once was released from a hospital on Monday without having suffered any apparent adverse reactions, local health authorities said. The patient was kept under observation for approximately 24 hours in the hospital's emergency room. "This person at this time will certainly not have side effects," said Dr. Antonella Vicenti, director of infectious diseases at Noa Hospital.
The head of the Vatican's doctrine office is warning U.S. bishops to deliberate carefully and minimize divisions before proceeding with a possible plan to rebuke Roman Catholic politicians such as President Joe Biden for receiving Communion even though they support abortion rights. The strong words of caution came in a letter from Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, addressed to Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. There is division among the bishops, with some pressing for Biden and other Catholic public figures to be excluded from Communion over their abortion stance, and other bishops warning that such a move would be politically polarizing.
Iran confirmed publicly for the first time on Monday that it is in talks with its regional arch rival Saudi Arabia, saying it would do what it could to resolve issues between them. "De-escalation of tensions between the two Muslim countries in the Persian Gulf region is in the interest of both nations and the region," foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a televised weekly news conference. Iran was waiting for the outcome of the talks, he said: "We welcome resolving of the issues that have existed between the two countries ... We will use our best efforts in this regard."
A car ride in stormy weather turned terrifying Monday morning in Florida's Panhandle. According to the Walton County Fire Rescue's Facebook post, a truck was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near DeFuniak Springs around 7:30 a.m., when lightning struck the highway — causing a chunk of asphalt from the road to fly into the windshield. “Walton County Fire Rescue urges driver to be cautious and keep an eye out for any potential storm damage.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new stimulus checks for California residents on Monday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will be sending out stimulus checks to two-thirds of its residents in a new expansion of its plan to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom said on Monday that those who qualify will receive a one-time stimulus payment of $600 or $1,200, and families will kids would receive another $500.
A former Trump administration State Department official accused of being part of the 6 January Capitol riots will likely be offered a plea deal, prosecutors said on Monday in court in Washington, DC. Federico Klein, who was appointed to the agency in 2017, is accused of unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assault with a dangerous weapon for his role in the attack on the Capitol. Prosecutors say Mr Klein, captured on video in the riots wearing a Make America Great Again hat, tried to bash a police officer with a riot shield he had stolen.
Investigators have publicly identified a man who was shot and killed by police after he drove a vehicle into the front of the Leicester Police Station, rammed the doors and later pointed what appeared to be a firearm at responding officers.
A young minke whale was rescued from a shallow area of London's River Thames on Sunday. The whale is now missing again and rescuers fear it is injured. A 13-foot-long injured whale calf is missing hours after rescuers freed it from a lock in London's Thames river on Sunday.
Mitch McConnell said he does not have "any current plans" to step down as Senate GOP leader. McConnell has held his seat in the US Senate since 1985. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell shut down speculation about his retirement in a new interview on Sunday.
The woman claims the man got aggressive when he went over to pick up his belongings. Deputies were still at the scene investigating.
Boston's Franklin Park Zoo was closed when Emmily Austin and her husband planned to take their newborn son Canyon to the city. The Austins made it to the zoo, but a long line at the gorilla exhibit nearly thwarted the moment, again. Austin wasn't sure she wanted to brave the line with a newborn — Canyon was only 5 weeks old — but she decided the gorillas were worth the wait.
Brandon Elliot told a parole board in 2019 that he regretted stabbing his mother to death. Elliot was arrested in March on suspicion of attacking a 65-year-old Asian woman in Manhattan. The parole board transcript also suggests Elliot had "visions" where people looked like animals.
The police force for Texas A&M University is under fire after a 34-year-old cyclist was tasered and forcefully tackled by officers for riding through a red light. In footage from the incident, the cyclist is seen riding through a traffic light on University Drive, not far from the campus of Texas A&M University, on Wednesday when officers intervene. A patrol car from the College Station Police Department (CSPD) circles the cyclist, who turns away, before another officer on a motorbike appears.
House Republicans are expected to hold a Wednesday vote to strip Rep. Liz Cheney of her leadership position, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told members Monday. This comes as the Wyoming lawmaker continues to draw attacks from her fellow Republicans over her criticism of former President Donald Trump, who she's repeatedly slammed for promoting 'the big lie' of widespread election fraud in the 2020 election. In a letter to Republican House members Monday, McCarthy wrote the party's "driving focus would be taking back the House in 2022" and "internal conflicts need to be resolved so as to not detract from the efforts of our collective team."
Fox News will not confirm or deny whether its top-rated host has taken the COVID-19 vaccine. Tucker Carlson has attacked public health experts and questioned vaccine efficacy. Other prominent conservatives have gotten their jabs off-camera, while some on Fox touted it.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”