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Iran has played a key role in helping the militant Palestinian group Hamas to develop the deadly weapons arsenal that has allowed it to hit targets deep inside Israel, according to Western intelligence officials. Senior Hamas commanders are believed to have made regular visits to Iran, where they have undergone training in the production and operation of sophisticated weapons systems, as well as inspecting rocket production facilities controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The IRGC's elite Quds Force - which translates as 'Jerusalem Force' - has responsibility for Iran's dealings with Hamas.
President Biden has "a short fuse" at times, especially when aides and advisers are unable to answer his many hyper-detailed questions, current and former associates told The New York Times in a report published Friday. Driven by a strong "sense of urgency," the president is reportedly susceptible to "flares of impatience," and a tendency to "cut off conversations," per the Times. "He has a kind of mantra: 'You can never give me too much detail,'" National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told the Times.
Lawyers representing two former North Carolina sheriff's deputies agreed on Friday to a $9 million settlement with two intellectually disabled half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the 1983 killing of an 11-year-old girl. The lawyers for former Robeson County Sheriff's Office deputies James Locklear and Kenneth Sealey agreed in federal court to the settlement with Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, who will split the settlement between them, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. County Attorney Rob Davis said in an email to the newspaper that the insurance companies that cover the sheriff's office will pay the settlement.
Israel and Hamas know that a fourth Gaza war, like the three before, would be as inconclusive as it is devastating for the impoverished territory's 2 million Palestinians. For Israel, that might mean assassinating a top Hamas commander, or destroying enough tunnels, rocket launchers and other infrastructure to say it “mowed the lawn" — a phrase widely used by Israelis to describe the temporary suppression of militants before the next confrontation. For Hamas, the biggest prize would be capturing Israeli soldiers it could later trade for imprisoned Palestinians.
In an effort to curb an increase in out of control airline passengers, the FAA announced Monday it is seeking to fine two passengers a total of $20,000 for two separate incidents in 2020. According to the agency's statement, the first incident took place on a JetBlue Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Dec. 27, in which a unnamed passenger refused to wear a face mask, reportedly abused the crew and spread droplets during a pandemic. “At one point, while not wearing a mask, he coughed and blew his nose into a blanket,” said the statement announcing the penalties.
Ashok Khondare, a 39-year-old vegetable seller in the western Indian city of Pune, had already borrowed money to pay for his sister's treatment when she died in a private hospital two weeks after contacting COVID-19. The only available hearse driver charged 5,000 Indian rupees ($68) for a 6-km (four-mile) journey to the nearest crematorium – five times the going rate. India's second wave of the coronavirus has not only created shortages of oxygen, medicines and hospital beds, but also of wood for funeral pyres, hearses and crematorium slots, forcing people like Khondare to pay exorbitant amounts to perform the last rites of loved ones.
The Biden administration notified Congress this week that it will send millions of dollars in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians aimed at promoting peace with Israel even as violence between the two sides rages. As the conflict intensifies despite U.S. calls for restraint, the administration notified Congress on Thursday that it will provide $10 million to Palestinian groups in the West Bank and Gaza to support exchange and reconciliation projects with Israelis. The State Department said Friday that the money is part of more than $100 million that the administration allocated to the Palestinians earlier this year, reversing a near total cutoff in support under former President Donald Trump.
A judge has allowed two prominent Capitol riot defendants to go on a family road trip. Both men were seen in pictures and videos at the Capitol insurrection, one of them holding a Confederate flag. The man pictured walking through the US Capitol holding a massive Confederate flag during the January 6 insurrection is about to head on a family road trip after a judge approved the vacation earlier this month.
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During remarks at the White House on Thursday, President Biden urged Americans not to hoard gasoline now that the Colonial Pipeline has resumed operations after a cyberattack. He also warned gas stations not to engage in price gouging. He said he doesn't believe the Russian government was involved in the attack, but “we have strong reason to believe that the criminals who did [it] are living in Russia.
Although teenagers across Scotland were promised they would not have to sit exams this year after immense disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and students claim the 'alternative assessments' imposed in their place are exams in all but name. The plan was designed to avoid a repeat of the results day chaos seen last August, when pupils had their results arbitrarily downgraded by a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) algorithm that disproportionately affected poorer students. SNP ministers were forced into an embarrassing u-turn following widespread outcry.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. regulators on Friday ordered the Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to cease operations for at least 60 days, throwing the multibillion-dollar overhaul of the massive plant into jeopardy. The incident exceeded the plant's permit for sulfur dioxide emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. It ordered the facility closed "due to multiple improperly conducted operations that present an imminent risk to public health" and signaled it might take further action.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha promised a United Nations special envoy on Friday that he will not force back people fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar, where the military ousted a democratically elected government in February. U.N. Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener told Prayuth in a meeting in Bangkok that she hopes Thailand will help find ways to work with Myanmar's military to ease the crisis, the prime minister's office said in a statement. People across Myanmar have participated in massive protests against the military coup.
A 19-year-old Dallas homicide suspect involved in a multicounty chase and shootout with law enforcement officers has died from gunshot wounds, according to authorities and news reports. Hill County Constable Kevin Cordell also was wounded, but he is expected to be OK. The suspect who died has been identified as Adrian Murillo, 19, of Dallas, according to WFAA-TV, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's media partner.
Ukraine unveiled a synagogue built of wood and designed to unfold like a pop-up book on Friday, commemorating the victims of one of the single biggest massacres of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust. The colourful new synagogue is part of a memorial project for the victims of the Babyn Yar massacre that marked the start of the Holocaust in occupied Soviet Ukraine, in which a pre-war Jewish population of about 1.5 million was virtually wiped out. Nazi German forces shot dead an estimated 34,000 Jewish men, women and children on Sept. 29-30, 1941, in a large ravine called Babyn Yar on the edge of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
Donald Trump has a rich history of fighting back when he's down and making others pay, and that's exactly how he intends to deal with New York City over its plans to fire his company from running a windswept city golf course in the Bronx. “They can't throw him out so easily,” says John Ray, a lawyer with experience in public contract disputes who noted that the Bronx deal gives the famously litigious Trump plenty of room to protest. In response to questions from The Associated Press, the city referred to legal filings insisting Trump's actions leading up to the riot caused a “plain and irrefutable” breach of the contract and that the Trump Organization's last day running the course will be Nov. 14.
Five months after Suzanne Morphew vanished without a trace while out on a bike ride last Mother's Day, the Chaffee County Clerk's Office in Colorado received a bizarre notification: a mail-in ballot for the 2020 election had been submitted under her name. When a Chaffee County sergeant went to the clerk's office to check out the ballot, he saw that it had been handwritten and dated Oct. 15, 2020—and included the signature of her husband, Barry Lee Morphew, on the witness line. “I wanted Trump… to win,” Morphew told FBI agents when questioned about submitting his wife's voting ballot.
Charity aid workers have a price list of sex acts to exchange for food and shelter, experts have warned. Sexual abuse by humanitarian workers is “systemic” and discussed so openly that translators are even used to negotiate deals, a conference at King's College heard on Friday. Sarah Champion, who chairs the international development select committee, said there is evidence of a “known exchange rate” for aid such as making a child “available” in return for tarpaulins for shelter or women having to exchange sex for employment.
She's back and she definitely knows how to make an entrance. Mere days after vacationing with her ex fiance Ben Affleck in Montana, Jennifer Lopez returned to Miami. Earlier this week, the superstar was pictured shooting an ad for Coach, and also doing a little maintenance at the gym.
Moments after being voted in as House Republican Conference chair on Friday, Rep. Elise Stefanik told reporters that she supports former President Donald Trump and that Republican voters are unified in working with him. She made her remarks two days after Rep. Liz Cheney was removed from the same leadership post for refusing to support Trump's false claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
President Joe Biden on Friday put the kibosh on his predecessor's planned “National Garden of American Heroes" and revoked former President Donald Trump's executive orders aimed at social media companies' moderation policies and branding American foreign aid. In an executive order of his own, Biden abolished the Trump-formed task force to create the new monument, which the former president proposed last year. It was to have featured sculptures of dozens of American historical figures, including presidents, athletes and pop culture icons, envisioned by Trump as “a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live."
Dozens gathered in Kansas City Friday to voice their anger at Gov. Mike Parson's decision not to expand Medicaid in spite of the fact that Missouri voters approved a state constitutional amendment for it. During a rally at Trinity United Methodist Church, speakers urged a crowd of about 75 people to take direct action to push the governor and Missouri lawmakers to provide health care to the poor and the elderly. The rally was organized by Missouri Jobs with Justice, a statewide advocacy group concerned with health care, economic justice and workers' rights.
An adorable bird in distress was rescued off the Florida coast last weekend and how it went down is still giving us the feels. Aaron Williams spotted an osprey bobbing around in the water near marker 11 north off Palm Island. The island is off the west coast of Florida, about midway between Sarasota and Fort Myers.
Another Republican congressional candidate has denounced Donald Trump and says he will go to court to challenge Trump's eligibility if he runs for re-election. Mansfield tax lawyer John Anthony Castro, who ran fourth among Republicans May 1 in the U.S. House District 6 special election, said the party is led by a “false prophet” and that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot exposed his “constant false information.” Castro, 37, is the second Republican candidate from the nationally watched District 6 election to denounce the former president.
A divided board of Florida game regulators took a tentative step Wednesday that might eventually allow fishermen to catch and kill goliath groupers, a fish that was almost driven to extinction 30 years ago by overfishing and pollution. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told its staff to craft a regulation it has proposed that would allow 100 goliaths to be caught and kept annually during a four-year period. Supported by fishing groups, the proposed limited harvest calls for a lottery to issue $300-per-week licenses that allow each recipient to catch and kill one goliath, with proceeds funding research of the species.
“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.”