More than a dozen current and former U.S. officials revealed new details about the 2020 strike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.Other Iranian officials considered as targets »
Former President Donald Trump, whose accounts were suspended by Twitter and Facebook over his repeated, baseless assertions that the 2020 election was "stolen," launched a blog on Tuesday to continue spreading that bogus claim. Titled "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump," the new, bare bones website consists of a series of statements from the former president that replicate the style of his prior posts on Twitter, settling political scores, repeating disproven allegations of fraudto explain his defeat to President Joe Biden, and capitalizing words at will. "The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!"
KABUL (Reuters) -Multiple blasts at a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more, mostly female students, officials said. A senior interior ministry official told Reuters on condition of anonymity that most of the casualties were students coming out of the Sayed ul Shuhada school. Footage on TV channel ToloNews showed chaotic scenes outside the school, with books and school bags strewn across a bloodstained road, and residents rushing to help victims.
An inquiry into whether Donald Trump violated campaign financial law during the 2016 election has been dropped. The case stemmed from an allegation that Mr Trump directed his former lawyer to pay Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, to stop her speaking out about an alleged affair. The lawyer, Michael Cohen, was later jailed on multiple charges.
A Miami-Dade police lieutenant and high-ranking union member was booked into a Palm Beach County jail late Friday on rape charges, records show. Lt. John Jenkins , who last week resigned as as executive vice president of the South Florida Police Benevolent Association, is charged with two counts of sexual battery, according to Palm Beach Sheriff's jail booking log. The rape case stems from an alleged incident that took place two weeks agi while he was in Palm Beach Gardens for a police union gala.
The rebel group broke off from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the largest Muslim rebel group in the south, after it entered into peace talks and later signed a Muslim autonomy deal with the government in 2014. The breakaway guerrillas have continued sporadic attacks and bombings, with some aligning themselves with the Islamic State group. Baldomar said government forces locked down the town center, where the public market is located, and closed a highway at the height of the hourslong rebel occupation of the market.
Every Republican in Congress voted against the sweeping pandemic relief bill that President Biden signed into law three months ago. But since the early spring votes, Republicans from New York and Indiana to Texas and Washington state have promoted elements of the legislation they fought to defeat.
Alex Salmond has hit out at Nicola Sturgeon after his attempt at a political comeback looked set to end in a humiliating failure. The former First Minister said pro-independence voters had “missed an opportunity” by failing to back his new Alba Party, which he conceded would fail to win a single seat. Mr Salmond has repeatedly called for his former party to take more extreme positions in seeking to achieve the break-up of the UK, floating “alternative” routes to independence other than a legally-binding referendum and claiming a breakaway Scottish state should refuse to take on its share of UK debt.
Chauvin is accused of using his authority as an officer to deprive the teen of his rights. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A federal grand jury has indicted the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on a civil-rights charge in the 2017 arrest of a 14-year-old boy.
But experts warn the worst is still ahead as India's third-largest city buckles under oxygen shortages, overrun hospitals and crowded crematoriums. In Tamil Nadu state, the lockdown announcement followed a daily record of more than 26,000 cases on Friday. Infections have swelled in India since February in a disastrous turn blamed on more contagious variants as well as government decisions to allow massive crowds to gather for religious festivals and political rallies.
A wrong-way driver crashed head-on into another car, killing its driver, on State Road 836 at about 7 a.m. Saturday. The accident has shut down all westbound lanes of the Dolphin Expressway at Northwest 17th Avenue, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Alex Camacho said. According to Camacho, a man driving a black Hyundai was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes against the normal flow of traffic of State Road 836 in the area of Northwest 17th Avenue when he crashed into a white Nissan sedan head-on.
New York restaurateur Keith McNally shared two controversial Instagram posts about Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell was arrested in July 2020 on charges that she arranged and participated in the abuse of young girls. Patrons and some chefs are calling out McNally for seemingly supporting Maxwell.
After over a month with no local infections, Vietnam has recorded 176 confirmed coronavirus cases from several outbreaks that have spread to 19 provinces during the past 10 days, the Health Ministry said. The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, which has been at the front line treating COVID-19 patients, has been sealed off after a doctor, two nurses and more than 20 patients tested positive earlier the week. Meanwhile, the city's K hospital, which is designated to treat cancer patients, also closed Friday after 11 cases of COVID-19 were found.
"Modi leads India out of a lockdown and into a Covid apocalypse," declared a recent headline in the UK Sunday Times. The Australian newspaper re-published the story with a scathing summary: "Arrogance, hyper-nationalism and bureaucratic incompetence have combined to create a crisis of epic proportions, critics say, as India's crowd-loving PM basks while citizens literally suffocate." It earned a rebuke from India, but there's no denying the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cherished image has taken a bad hit.
A French pilot was tied to a target on a live firing range as part of a brutal hazing ritual. A French fighter pilot has filed a legal complaint after a brutal hazing ritual in which he alleges he was kidnapped, tied up, and left on a live firing range by his colleagues in the French air force. The incident, which happened in March 2019, was first reported by the French newspaper La Provence on Friday.
Counting resumed Saturday in Scotland's parliamentary election with the governing Scottish National Party very close to securing a majority that would see it make a push for another independence referendum. With 49 constituencies counted, the SNP had won 40 seats and is clearly on course to win its fourth straight term in office. However, given the country's electoral system, which also allocates some seats by a form of proportional representation, it may fall short of the 65 seats it would need in the Edinburgh-based parliament to have a majority.
A video out of South Africa showed the moment armed robbers attempted a cash-in-transit heist. The video has since gone viral, garnering more than 10 million views on YouTube. Insider spoke to a security expert to analyze the video and assess how the men reacted to the ambush.
Henry Danzig is described by friends as a beloved member of the Tavernier community who often left bags full of fresh fish in a fridge in the back of his house for anyone in need. On Thursday, Danzig, 56, was sentenced to one-year probation for illegally harvesting commercial quantities of reef fish from Bahamian waters, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said in a statement. Danzig violated the Lacey Act, a U.S. law that bans trafficking in illegal fish and wildlife, NOAA said.
The Biden administration on Friday withdrew a Trump-era proposal to expand the amount and types of biometric data collected by U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said the proposed rule submitted for public comment in September would be withdrawn as part of the new administration's goal of reducing “barriers and undue burdens” in the immigration system. In a statement announcing the withdrawal of the proposal, the agency said the Department of Homeland Security would continue to collect biometrics “where appropriate.”
A man was arrested Friday on charges related to fraudulently obtaining and spending $5 million in PPP loans. A man from Irvine, California, was arrested on Friday over charges that include illegally obtaining $5 million in COVID-19 relief and spending it on sports cars, according to the Department of Justice. Mustafa Qadiri, 38, is accused of fraudulently receiving money through the Payment Protection Program by applying for the loan under the guise of "sham businesses."
Afghanistan's drug trade generates an estimated $35 million a month for the Taliban and drug gangs. Meanwhile, a narcotics official estimates that one in 10 Afghans are involved in the drug trade, while a 2018 report suggested that a similar number were addicted to drugs. As for the US, which poured $8.6 billion into anti-narcotics efforts from 2002 to 2017, there are no plans to fund those efforts going forward.
A California man died after being hit by an alleged drunk driver, soon after leaving an AA meeting. Ray Galindo, 58, died on April 23 while stood outside after the meeting in Modesto, California. Braxton Howze, 22, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.
Almost every day, a new anti-aging skincare product or “miracle cure” is advertised to consumers. It is important to understand the difference between UVA and UVB rays, because even though you may not see signs of a full-blown sunburn, your skin can still be damaged from the sun, causing premature aging. UVA rays have longer wavelengths than UVB rays, so UVA light penetrates more deeply into your skin, causing premature lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
As Mike Pence discussed his tenure as vice president with about 500 religious Republicans, some listeners couldn't help but wonder if they were seeing a preview of coming attractions. “I said to my husband, 'Did you think this was a trial run for a campaign speech?'” said Beth Atwater, an attorney from Lexington, South Carolina, who attended Pence's speech before the Palmetto Family Council last week. Republicans across the country are pondering Pence's chances of becoming president – thanks in part to the man who remains at the heart of GOP politics and made Pence vice president: Donald Trump.
The DOJ charged three white men with federal hate crimes in the death of Ahmaud Arbery last week. Experts say hate crime cases can be hard to win because prosecutors have to prove a defendant's motive. "We don't have a machine that can read suspects' minds," on expert told Insider.
Farooqui researches and thinks deeply about some of the most complex systems shaping our world today, and he's not afraid to take big swings on bold predictions. One such prediction in a recent essay, "The Making of the Mother of All Economic Booms," caught Hanauer's attention In the piece, Hanauer says, Farooqui "argues that the Biden administration is making a really profound break with the last 45 years of neoliberalism, and that that break is going to create probably the biggest economic boom in collective memory, probably since the '60s." If Farooqui is right, the consequences of that boom would be world-changing.
“Every college has a public health responsibility to require its students to be vaccinated.”
“While the vast majority of students will likely get the vaccine, schools should honor the decisions of the few who object.”
“A vaccinated campus could be the step toward normality that college leaders are seeking.”
“College students are mobile and spread COVID-19 with them whenever they travel.”
“There almost certainly are going to be legal challenges because the anti-vaccine movement is already preparing for them.”