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 »
A high court in the US state of South Carolina has blocked two executions until the inmates are given the choice of death by electrocution or firing squad. A new law requires inmates on death row to decide between the two methods if lethal drugs are not available. But as prison authorities have not yet formed a firing squad, the executions have been halted by the supreme court.
When he was in Miami to sign two bills on June 7, a week after the massing shooting at El Mula Banquet Hall that killed three people and injured at least 22, DeSantis didn't address the issue. And on June 14, he was in Surfside to sign another bill, but didn't use that opportunity to talk about stemming the violence, either. In fact, he's gone in the other direction.
A 21-day-old baby girl was found floating down the Ganges in a colourful wooden box by an Indian boatman who heard her cries from the riverbank. Gullu Chaudhary fished the box out of the water and found the baby alive cushioned in a bright red blanket with a horoscope card listing the time and date of birth and a note naming the girl “Daughter of the Ganga”. Videos taken by onlookers show Mr Chaudhary cradling the baby in his arms as people gathered around.
A Kentucky man charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol wrote in a Facebook post that he was nearby when a woman trying to get into the Speaker's Lobby was shot and killed. Kurt Peterson of Hodgenville was arrested Wednesday and charged with obstructing an official proceeding, destruction of government property and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, the FBI announced. On Jan. 10, Peterson put a lengthy post on Facebook detailing his time in the Capitol protesting former President Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election, according to a federal affidavit.
One method Manchin hinted at during the call was lucrative post-office bribes. "Regarding [Sen. Roy] Blunt, Manchin appears to be suggesting — without, perhaps, quite explicitly saying so — that the wealthy executives on the call could dangle future financial opportunities in front of the outgoing senator while lobbying him to change his vote," write The Intercept's Lee Fang and Ryan Grim. The Senate rules could be changed at any time by Democrats, and as the swing vote Manchin could extract just about any goodies for himself or his state he could imagine.
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Yogi Adityanath, the Hindu priest tipped as successor to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has said hospitals lied about shortages of oxygen during the height of the Covid crisis, in an exclusive interview with the Telegraph. Mr Adityanath, the chief minister of India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh, is seen as the third most powerful man in India behind his colleagues in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr Modi and home minister Amit Shah. The controversial politician attracts fervent support among many of India's 966 million Hindus, who admire his Trump-like forthrightness on domestic issues - but, until now, Mr Adityanath had never spoken to the international media.
Michael Wayne Sherrill, convicted 12 years ago for the 1984 fatal stabbing and rape of Cynthia Dotson, climbed into a truck with his brother on Wednesday evening and drove off from Central Prison in Raleigh. Sherrill's freedom hinged on the discovery in April that several pieces of evidence, which could have strengthened his defense, had not been shared with his attorneys before his 2009 trial. Sherrill's release after more than 16 years in custody angered and dismayed two members of Dotson's family who were in Superior Court Judge Lou Trosch's courtroom on Wednesday, according to courtroom observers.
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.
A Pennsylvania school district has been sued by Christian parents over classroom discussions involving Black Lives Matter and systemic racism. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court by Maureen and Christopher Brophy, states lessons that involve systematic racism, white fragility, religion, white privilege, Black Lives Matter and police brutality “are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The parents seek an undisclosed amount of damages from the East Penn School District because they feel their children were discriminated against after they complained to administration about the teachings.
Sen. Bob Menendez pressed Vice President Kamala Harris in a private meeting this week to include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in legislation that includes the Biden administration's infrastructure proposal. Menendez, who is a lead sponsor in Congress of President Joe Biden's immigration agenda, made a “big push” to Harris on Tuesday to include the citizenship measure in emerging infrastructure legislation, according to a participant in the meeting. A spokesperson for the New Jersey Democrat confirmed that characterization.
A 54-year-old woman awaiting her sentencing hearing died inside a federal prison in Fort Worth after being transferred to receive medical care. Sherri Hillman died Monday night at FMC Carswell, which is the only federal medical facility for incarcerated women in the country. Hillman was not yet sentenced on her charge of selling methamphetamine and was awaiting her pre-sentencing hearing at a jail in Kentucky.
A former St. Louis City Justice Center corrections officer is charged with third-degree assault after she allegedly let two detainees into a cell and allowed let them beat another detainee. A St. Louis police report identified the officer involved in the March 22 incident as Demeria Thomas. A police report said surveillance video, which was released to KTVI, shows Thomas allowing two men into the cell, where they attack the detainee.
Like Afghanistan, Pakistan is a world-leading narcotics supplier, where terrorists get most of their money as drug cartels. Al Qaida set up headquarters in Pakistan's tribal areas after U.S. forces arrived in 2001. In a May 6 appearance on “Morning Joe,” former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates argued that the United States has ignored Pakistan while overemphasizing Afghanistan.
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.
While questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack in a hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. said Ashli Babbitt, who was killed as she attempted to breach a set of doors in the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack, was "executed" and that the officer who shot her was "lying in wait." In April, the Department of Justice cleared the U.S. Capitol Police officer who shot Babbitt of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting.
Senate Bill 475, the "Juneteenth National Independence Day Act," passed 415-14. The bill recognizes June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned slavery was ended, as a public holiday. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had freed all enslaved African Americans in rebel states two and a half years earlier.
For over a month, Babis Anagnostopoulos has insisted a group of thieves tortured and murdered his wife in front of their 11-month-old daughter. The 32-year-old Greek pilot said the grisly May 11 slaying of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch occurred after three intruders broke into their home near Athens and tied him up. Before they left with £10,000 in cash, the thieves held a gun to his daughter's head before strangling Crouch, Anagnostopoulos claimed, according to local media reports.
We're getting more Bennifer intel as the days wear on. Paps have been flashing away so we know that JLo and Ben Affleck are officially together. Their kissing session caught on video Monday night at a Los Angeles restaurant was basically the formerly engaged couple's official statement.
Yet issues of major import loom over the Islamic Republic, including its tanking economy, the Middle East's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak and Tehran's relations with the West, particularly efforts to revive a moribund international nuclear accord with renewed U.S. participation. Concern over widespread voter apathy prompted Khamenei to try to coax voters to the polls by declaring in a live television address Wednesday that participating in elections was “an act of virtue.
Little on Thursday announced he would help Texas and Arizona Republican governors with efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, and answer calls from the executives to “send states' law enforcement agencies” to the border. Little in a news release criticized the Biden administration. He said the “smuggling of drugs and illegal weapons, property destruction,” and the daily influx of “illegal immigrants” are worsening problems in the U.S. “The state of Idaho proudly stands with our fellow Americans along the United States-Mexico border and will do what we can to protect the American people — Idahoans —against the damaging consequences of the inaction of the Biden-Harris administration,” Littl...
Two years after commercial airline pilot Christian “Kit” Martin was pulled off a jet at the Louisville airport and charged with a gruesome triple murder in western Kentucky, a jury Wednesday found him guilty and recommended he serve life in prison. Martin, on Nov. 18, 2015, fatally shot three of his neighbors: Edward Dansereau and Calvin and Pamela Phillips, a married couple, according to the attorney general's office of special prosecutions. Calvin Phillips, 59, was found dead in his Pembroke, Kentucky, home on Nov. 19, and the remains of Dansereau and Pamela Phillips, 58, were discovered in a burned vehicle in a field.
An OnlyFans model claims that the owner of a vacation rental kicked her out of the home in May after she posted a photo by the pool wearing a bikini. Karley Stokes, a model on the pay-per-view adult subscription site OnlyFans, said she and seven friends were booted out of the home they rented in Naples, Florida, through vacation-rental website VRBO. According to the media agency Jam Press, Stokes and her friends planned to stay in the home for a week at a total cost of $26,000.
An offhand remark from Andrew Yang at Wednesday night's NYC mayoral debate drew swift backlash. Yang was talking about homelessness and mental illness. Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang drew swift condemnation from critics over what they described as an insensitive remark at Wednesday night's final televised debate.
“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.”