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In I, Sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo speaks at length about the 2002 reign of terror he and partner John Allen Muhammad carried out in the Washington, D.C., area, resulting in ten deaths. Yet despite using audio clips from his phone calls as narration, Vice's eight-part docuseries (premiering May 10) is most notable for putting its prime emphasis on the pair's innocent victims, and the countless friends, family members and loved ones left to cope with unthinkable tragedy.
Body after body, coffin after coffin, the weeping crowds carried them up to the graveyard. The dead from three blasts that tore through crowds of mostly teenage girls as they left school on Saturday were so numerous that gravediggers had to set aside a separate corner of the cemetery to hold them. The new area, on a hillside overlooking the Afghan capital Kabul, received 45 bodies on Sunday.
Greece is disappointed that it has been designated an 'amber' destination by Britain, with hoteliers reporting that cancellations are “pouring in” from British tourists. Greece had hoped to be declared a safe 'green' country on the UK's controversial traffic light system of tourist destinations. “Cancellations are starting to pour in for this [three-week] period,” Minas Hatzimichail, the president of the Hoteliers' Association of the island of Kos told the Greek TV station ANT1.
Helmut Jahn, a prominent German architect who designed an Illinois state government building and worked on the design of the FBI headquarters in Washington, was killed when two vehicles struck the bicycle he was riding outside Chicago. Jahn, 81, was struck Saturday afternoon while riding north on a village street in Campton Hills, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Chicago. Jahn failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection and was struck by the two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, Campton Hills Police Chief Steven Miller said in a news release.
A 12-year-old reportedly died after getting punched in the head by a fellow classmate, local news reported. The student, Romy Vilsaint, told his family that someone punched him in exchange for one dollar. New York police and the Department of Education are investigating this incident.
The discovery of a prehistoric human skull in a cave in Italy has disproved macabre theories that Neanderthals indulged in ritual cannibalism – instead pointing to the prospect that they were eaten by giant hyenas. The skull was one of thousands of fossilised bones and bone fragments found in the large cave near the village of San Felice Circeo, on the Tyrrhenian coast about half-way between Rome and Naples. The skull has a hole at its base, leading archaeologists to suggest that it was the work of hyenas, gnawing at the bone to get at the brains inside.
Many Americans are still struggling to return to work after the coronavirus pandemic and last week's lower-than-expected jobs numbers were a reflection of that, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Sunday. "I think we have a long way to go to recover from the pandemic," Raimondo said on CBS' "Face the Nation" program. "There are so many Americans still struggling" and 8 million fewer jobs than there were before the pandemic, she said.
A man hiking a Missouri trail was shot over the weekend by a hunter who mistook him for a turkey, police say. Around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, St. Charles County police responded to the Lewis and Clark Trail, the agency wrote in a Facebook post. A hunter thought the hiker was a turkey and shot him, police said.
Melinda Gates reportedly considered divorce for two years before officially filing for one. Melinda Gates has been meeting with divorce lawyers for years before deciding to split up from Bill Gates, the Wall Street Journal reported. The decision rocked the philanthropic and tech communities but was a long time coming, according to the Journal.
Many Democrats have already credited voting rights activist Stacey Abrams for helping the party get a landmark win in Georgia during the 2020 election, and now Ms Abrams has her sights on an even bigger victory than flipping a reliably red state: she says she “absolutely” wants to run for president one day. "Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely," she told CBS Sunday Morning, in an interview airing tomorrow.
Two friends were out to catch striped bass in Tennessee but ended up reeling in something “unexpected.” The fishermen, Matt and Jason, were fly fishing on the Caney Fork River when a large, prehistoric fish latched onto their line and started pulling their boat, according to a Saturday Facebook post from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “The American paddlefish are prehistoric fish that can grow over 5 feet long, weigh as much as 200 pounds, and live beyond 30 years,” the agency said.
United just began flying between New York City and California again for the first time since 2015. Flights use John F. Kennedy International Airport and are flown by a premium-configured Boeing 767-300ER offering 46 business class seats, 22 premium economy seats, and 99 economy seats. In economy, however, many of the most desirable seats are dubbed "Economy Plus" and come at a premium, with few options to get a good seat for those that don't want to pay up.
An Australian couple fed their Arab Bull puppies a vegan diet consisting of grains and chickpeas. One of the dogs was rehomed, but the other puppy - Roo - was euthanized. An Australian couple has been banned from owning pets for three years and fined around $7,000 for feeding their emaciated dogs a vegan diet, according to ABC Australia.
year-old Isaac Jackson, who was a passenger, and the driver, were inside the car when someone fired multiple rounds at them, police say. Jackson died at the scene.
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace repeatedly grilled Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) about former President Donald Trump's role in the Capitol insurrectionist riot, asking if he believes it is a “lie” that the 2020 election was stolen. Banks, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, has been one of the key figures in the House GOP when it comes to ousting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from leadership over her refusal to accept Trump's bogus claims about the election. The Indiana congressman has called Cheney's continued criticism of Trump “an unwelcome distraction,” adding that “this idea that you just disregard President Trump is not where” the GOP is.
The Colonial Pipeline shutdown could affect gas prices — but only if operations don't resume soon, experts say. The company, which says it's the “largest refined products pipeline” in the country, said in a statement Saturday that it was the “victim of a cybersecurity attack” involving ransomware and that it “proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat,” temporarily shutting down all pipeline operations. Now, some are concerned about increased fuel prices resulting from the shutdown.
A Pennsylvania lawsuit said Tesla was in breach of its contract after raising a Solar Roof price. The suit, filed by Philip Dahlin and Mary Arndtsen, said it would seek federal class-action status. The increase "was a significant disappointment," Dahlin told Insider.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk poked fun at himself during his Saturday Night Live monologue, joking about his lack of "intonational variation," his marijuana-themed appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, the spelling of his son's name, and some of his odder tweets. "Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things," Musk said, seemingly addressing the controversy surrounding the show's choice to have him host. Musk also revealed he has Asperger's syndrome, reportedly marking the first time he has spoken publicly about the diagnosis.
Arizona's top election official is receiving harassment during continued election controversy. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told Insider that it's making it harder for her office to do its job. More than six months and two audits after the 2020 presidential election, Arizona Republicans are still legitimizing election conspiracies by paying a private contractor to conduct what they describe as an audit and recount of all the votes cast in Maricopa County.
The Villages in Florida – one of the biggest retirement communities in the world – is known as a place for fresh starts and new beginnings. There was lots of shouting and lots of applause, and lots of cheering of Donald Trump. Greene, who was stripped of her position on a congressional committee for her promotion of QAnon and other conspiracy theories, was quick to boast about her outsider status.
A Fort Myers area nurse stole a surgical anesthetic during her shift, injected herself with it and was found passed out in a utility closet, the state said. That's according to the emergency restriction order (ERO) put on the license of registered nurse Trinia Ellis, who was working at Lehigh Regional Medical Center. The order prevents Ellis from practicing nursing until the Intervention Program for Nurses (IPN), which monitors impaired nurses, tells the Florida Department of Health that Ellis is safe to practice again.
On Friday, hundreds of residents flocked to an online hearing to support a landmark rule that would force the warehouses to clean up their emissions. The new rule, affecting about 3,000 of the largest warehouses in the area used by Amazon and other retailers, requires operators to slash emissions from the trucks that serve the site or take other measures to improve air quality. “I'm just tired of living with warehouses, trucks — driving down the Sierra, having trucks pull up, having to put down your windows,” said Daniel Reyes, a resident and member of a group that has long sought changes like these.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter survived its first one-way flight, landing in a new airfield on Mars. Ingenuity's most ambitious, risky maneuver yet took it to a record height of 33 feet. Now Ingenuity begins a new mission: helping NASA practice for future Mars helicopters.
Researchers at Cornell University are developing technology that can charge an electric car while its in motion. US highways could embed the roads with metal plates that charge the cars as they drive over them. The project is about five years away from a roll out, but can already power most electric vehicles.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has doubled down on his attacks on Dominion Voting Systems despite the $1.3bn lawsuit the company has filed against him. The company took legal action against Mr Lindell because he made unfounded allegations regarding interference in the November 2020 US elections that saw Donald Trump voted out of office. During an appearance on Steve Bannon's War Room podcast on Saturday, Mr Lindell claimed that the lawsuit is “coming apart at the seams”.
“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.”