An hour-long internet outage impacted a number of U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, United and Southwest, as well as several Australian financial firms.Problem traced to tech provider Akamai »
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that he opposes the compromise on Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Why it matters: Voting legislation requires 60 votes to pass in the Senate. Without Republican support, it is unlikely to pass.
A Republican congressman “ran as quickly as he could, like a coward” when a police officer injured in the attack on Congress on 6 January saw him and tried to shake his hand, the officer said. I was very cordial,” Michael Fanone told CNN on Wednesday of his interaction with Andrew Clyde, in a Capitol elevator earlier that day. Fanone returned this week with a colleague from the US Capitol police, in an attempt to speak to Republicans including Clyde who voted against awarding the congressional gold medal to officers who defended the building.
Advocates of equal rights for same-sex couples feared the worst when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of a Catholic agency that faced the loss of its city contract because it declined to work with gay and lesbian prospective foster parents. On Thursday, the justices ruled for the agency, but in a reassuringly narrow way that doesn't create a gaping exception to antidiscrimination laws. The court held that the City of Philadelphia violated the 1st Amendment rights of Catholic Social Services when it barred the agency from screening the parents.
More than seven months after the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump appeared to admit his defeat on Wednesday. In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump said the results of the 2020 election were “shocking.” President Joe Biden won the election with 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232, but the results continue to be disputed.
One person is dead after an overnight shooting in Kansas City, police said. Just before 11 p.m., officers were sent to the 3300 block of East 30th Street on a shooting, Capt. Leslie Foreman, a spokeswoman with the Kansas City Police Department, said in an email. Around the same time, calls came in saying someone had been injured in an accident, Foreman said.
Hikers discovered a pair of red Nike shoes and a human foot in a Maryland national park, which led rangers to find the rest of the woman's remains nearby on Saturday, the FBI said. Hikers found the foot in a remote part of the woods, away from established paths of Catoctin Mountain Park, FBI spokeswoman Joy Jiras told The Frederick News-Post. Rangers found the rest of the woman's body, except for a missing hand and foot, fewer than 100 yards away, according to the news outlet.
Public health officials are renewing calls for COVID-19 vaccinations, as a more infectious variant that can be thwarted with available vaccines is spreading rapidly in the United States. Why it matters: The B.1.617.2 (or Delta) variant was first detected in India and is expected to become the dominant strain in the U.S. in three to four weeks, some researchers say. If vaccination rates continue to slow, the variant could fuel surges in pockets of the country this fall.
Neighbors in the South Hagginwood area woke up Wednesday morning to the sight of flashing police lights and yellow tape. "I'm really shocked myself. It's kind of scary," said Janice Enriquez, who lives in the area.
A scientist who recently endorsed the possibility that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab has revealed that she and some of her colleagues waited to legitimize the hypothesis until President Trump left office so as not to be “associated” with him. Alina Chan and 18 fellow scientists published a letter in the journal Science last month demanding a thorough inquiry into the virus's origin, including the possibility that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The document was one of the catalysts that helped reinvigorate debate around the lab-leak theory, which was dismissed for more than a year as a conspiracy theory by much of the mainstream press and censored as disinformation by social media giants.
Democrats say they have settled on a plan to reverse their across-the-board declines with voters of color in the 2020 election. A collection of leading Democratic strategists, bolstered by in-depth studies of the last election, say the party too often treated Black, Latino, and Asian American voters as homogeneous blocs of faithful supporters, overlooking how many of them were drawn to the Republican Party and resistant to the Democrats' broad messages. The oversight is a critical reason why President Joe Biden lost support among voters of color relative to previous Democratic presidential candidates, these Democratic operatives said.
Garfunkel, a Babydoll Southdown sheep, and his furry and feathery friends are happy to show off for people after a long, quiet year. After closure to the public due to the pandemic, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead swung open its barn doors in May, welcoming the public back to the popular destination. During the season, the Farmstead is home to Garfunkel and about 250 other animals, including the cherished goats, birds of prey, horses, cows, chickens and peacocks.
Three astronauts entered China's new space station for the first time after riding into space on the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft launched from the edge of the Gobi Desert on Thursday, according to AP. Why it matters: Astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo are set to occupy the station for a three-month mission, marking the country's longest crewed space mission ever and the first in almost five years. It also marks another significant step in the Chinese Communist Party's space program, which is seen as a potential rival to the U.S. Details: The Shenzhou-12 was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China, atop a Long March 2F rocket.
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The city of Columbia has given initial approval to make way for the construction of up to two more parking garages at the BullStreet District and is set to once again borrow from a retiree benefits fund to make it happen. Columbia City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a first vote on an ordinance that authorizes $20.4 million dollars for about 750 more parking garage spaces at the site. City special projects administrator Gregory Tucker said those spaces could come in one garage or be split into two garages.
Bin Laden, who has denounced the 9/11 attacks, came out last year as a Trump supporter. Osama bin Laden's niece waved a flag that said "Trump won" on a lake outside the villa where President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Wednesday.
One dad is using public shaming for a neighbor who allegedly reported his family's tree fort to their homeowner association. Sporting a plastic sheet cover and two green tacks that were hammered into the offending tree, the open letter confronts the anonymous neighbor who reportedly tipped off the HOA. The complaint you lodged with the HOA was heard.
Chicago police believe two people entered an Englewood home early Monday and shot eight people — four fatally and seven in the head, according to a police report. The officers entered the first-floor apartment of the house and found four people all unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the head. Three of the surviving victims found at the scene also had gunshot wounds to their heads, the report said.
More than 40 million people across the West and Southwest are likely to see temperatures in their area exceed 100°F during the next several days. Between the lines: Climate change is making this event more severe than it otherwise would be, based on numerous scientific studies of similar extreme weather events. According to research by climate scientist Michael Wehner of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, human-caused climate change is boosting temperatures by about 3 to 5 degrees during this heat wave.
An Oldham County sportsman has filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court, seeking the removal of Rich Storm as commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and voiding his contract. Larry Richards also is asking the court to find that the commission violated the Kentucky Open Meetings Act “in partaking in closed meetings for unauthorized purposes and without sufficient public notice” and fine it $100 for each violation. Richards filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the commission and its board chairman, Karl Clinard, a Somerset orthodontist.
Kim Jong Un said the situation was "tense," state media reported. A South Korean think tank said the country was expected to be short over a million tons of food. Kim Jong Un has warned that North Korea is struggling to maintain food supplies, as reports say prices of everyday goods are skyrocketing.
Alexander Jackson, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, called police Tuesday morning in a panic, claiming a masked intruder had shot him and his father inside their home. When Cedar Rapid officers arrived at the scene, they found Jackson's parents and his 19-year-old sister—a high-achieving student who introduced then-presidential candidate Andrew Yang during his 2019 visit to Iowa—fatally shot in different rooms of the expansive house. Police, however, now believe it was actually Jackson who murdered his father, 61-year-old Jan Jackson, his 68-year-old mother, Melissa Jackson, and their daughter, Sabrina.
On Tuesday, 32-year-old Lina Khan was sworn in as chair of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The role is a hugely powerful one, which protects consumers from bad business practices and companies from unfair competition. Worryingly for technology giants, Ms Khan has been one of their most vocal critics.
The claim: Photos show an 11-year-old boy arrested for hacking a Swiss bank and transferring $75 billion into his father's bank account In the days before Father's Day, social media users shared a series of photos that claims to show a teenage boy who stole billions for his father. A June 13 Facebook post called the boy “The Greatest Son of All Time. My son needs to do better, wrote another Facebook user who shared the post.
The Supreme Court has finally handed down two of the five “blockbuster” opinions of this term with rulings on the Affordable Care Act and religious rights. Indeed, the case on religious rights is yet another unanimous decision from a Court that President Joe Biden has declared “out of whack” and Democratic leaders have declared hopelessly divided along ideological lines. When it comes to health care, the ACA has long been in the position of Mark Twain who insisted that his death has been “greatly exaggerated.”
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”