Police in Austin, Cleveland, Chicago and Savannah were all investigating mass shootings that erupted over a six-hour streak that began Friday night.'It's disturbing and it’s senseless' »
A Bay Area couple is accused of trafficking women from overseas and operating a "brothel" in Milpitas located in a complex where units can fetch $5,000-a-month for rent, according to reports. SFGate.com reported that David Davies, 57, and Larong Hu, 38, were taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with crimes tied to human trafficking. Patrick Vanier, the district attorney from Santa Clara, told NBC Bay Area that these women would have their passports stripped and be forced to have sex with between 10 and 15 men a day.
Hours before a vote to oust him, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused President Biden of endangering Israel's security by taking a soft line on Iran, and claimed his successor, Naftali Bennett, would be too weak to stand up to Washington. Why it matters: Netanyahu waged a desperate but unsuccessful campaign to stop a "change coalition" from joining together to replace him after an inconclusive election in March. Driving the news: Bennett, a right-wing former tech entrepreneur, will lead the most ideologically diverse coalition in Israeli history, with its members united by little more than a desire to remove Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption and battled through what seemed like a never ending cycle of elections over the past two years.
A man believed to have the world's largest family, including 39 wives, 94 children, 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, has died in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram. Ziona Chana, 76, was the head of a polygamous Christian religious sect with 4,000 members, and his extended family all lived together in one 100-room, four-storied mansion in the remote village of Baktawng Tlangnuam. Mr Chana, a construction worker, developed a rota system for which of his wives would share his bed on any given night, with his remaining spouses sharing a dormitory nearby.
Someone opened fire in a popular entertainment district in downtown Austin Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said. (June 12)
Adult film star Dakota Skye was discovered dead in Los Angeles, a family member confirmed. Skye, whose real name was Lauren Scott, came from a family with a history of addiction, her aunt claimed in an interview. "She died almost exactly two years after her mother, my baby sister's, death which was caused by addiction and alcoholism," Linda Arden told The Sun. "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse," the aunt added.
The Justice Department was apparently quite busy issuing controversial subpoenas in February 2018, secretly seeking phone and email records of journalists, members of Congress and their staff, and — several news organizations reported Sunday — the president's own White House counsel, Don McGahn. The company did not tell them what information it turned over to the Justice Department and said it was barred from informing them earlier. The Times and The Associated Press called the DOJ's decision to secretly seize a sitting White House counsel's data "extraordinary," while The Washington Post called it "striking." But the news organizations could only speculate as to why the Trump administration wanted McGahn's records.
John F. Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, said only months ago that those losing fossil fuel jobs in coal and hydraulic fracturing will find they have a better choice in jobs in either the solar industry or as wind turbine technicians. Now, a wind blade manufacturing plant located in Aberdeen, South Dakota has announced it is shutting its doors permanently in less than two months. It marks another major loss of energy jobs in the state following President Joe Biden's halting of the Keystone Pipeline on the first day of his administration.
LOS ANGELES-- Dr. Eugene Choi, a Los Angeles-based radiologist, said in an interview published Saturday that he came down with COVID-19 despite receiving the vaccine about six months ago. Fox 11 reported that Choi is in quarantine fighting the virus. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Pfizer and Moderna are about 90% effective against infection once two weeks after the last dose have passed.
Israeli police said a Palestinian woman carrying a knife ran toward an Israeli military checkpoint on Saturday and was shot dead by a private security guard. The shooting took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem, one of the largest in the occupied West Bank. Police said the woman, identified as a 28-year-old resident of a West Bank refugee camp, had ignored calls by the guard to stop.
Delta Air Lines on Saturday identified an unruly passenger on a Friday night flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta as an off-duty flight attendant. Cellphone video shows passengers on top of the person and reveals a voice on the plane's public-address system: "This is the captain speaking. We'd like all strong males to the front of the aircraft to handle a problem passenger."
Joe Manchin, the conservative Democratic West Virginia senator whose defiance over the filibuster rule threatens to stall Joe Biden's domestic legislative agenda, found himself under pressure from both wings of his party on Sunday. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, adopted a conciliatory approach on CNN's State of the Union show, offering a novel interpretation of Manchin's assertion a week earlier that he would refuse to support Biden's flagship For the People voting rights act, or vote to end the filibuster that would allow it to pass. Later in the same show, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive congresswoman from New York, assailed Manchin for clinging to what she said he saw as “the romanticism of bipartisanship” and an era of Republicanism “that simply does not exist any more”.
Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. The documents show the cremated ashes of Tojo, one of the masterminds of the Pearl Harbor attack, were scattered from a U.S. Army aircraft over the Pacific Ocean about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Yokohama, Japan's second-largest city, south of Tokyo. It was a tension-filled, highly secretive mission, with American officials apparently taking extreme steps meant to keep Tojo's remains, and those of six others executed with him, away from ultra-nationalists looking to glorify them as martyrs.
The White House press secretary turned Fox News contributor Kayleigh McEnany has claimed she “never lied” while speaking for Donald Trump. Reporting McEnany's first appearance, on 1 May 2020, the Guardian said that “even on an assured debut, McEnany skated close to peddling dodgy information about Trump's responses to the coronavirus pandemic ('This president has always sided on the side of data') and allegations of sexual misconduct ('He has always told the truth').”
President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he won't hold a joint press conference with Putin. President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he and Russian President Vladimir Putin won't hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Geneva this week. "I always found, and I don't mean to suggest the press should not know, but this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass one another," Biden said Sunday during a press conference at Cornwall Airport Newquay, The Hill first reported.
A Texas man has been indicted for a hate crime and stands accused of harassing and assaulting an Asian family while vacationing in Florida, according to local authorities. Wade Ashton, 54, told the family to “go back to where they came from” as they pet his dogs on Okaloosa Island, which apparently upset Mr Ashton. An argument broke out between a woman and Mr Ashton.
Volunteers at a Texas state park recently ran into a dark, squirming mass of “creepy critters,” video shows — and they're hungry. “What IS this?” Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials asked the public in a Facebook post on Friday. The writhing blob of bugs, spotted at Mother Neff State Park, has commenters stumped, and grossed out, in equal measure.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Biden will warn President Putin against further "aggressive actions." Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said President Joe Biden will warn Russian President Vladimir Putin against committing future "reckless and aggressive actions" when he meets with him in Geneva later this week.
A bystander captured a video of Jabari Richardson helping a homeless man in Tallahassee, Florida. The video was shared to TikTok and has amassed more than five million views. Richardson told WXTL he was in the process of moving when he spotted the man on I-10.
“Starfield,” the next big game from the makers of “Fallout” and “The Elder Scrolls” will be released on Nov. 11, 2022 for Xbox consoles and PC — and not for PlayStation, according to a new trailer. Why it matters: “Starfield” is about as big as it gets in terms of upcoming blockbuster games and will likely be ace for Microsoft commercially. The science fiction role-playing game was first teased by development studio Bethesda in 2018 and has been greatly anticipated ever since.
Witnesses told police the victim was attacked by at least one person who punched and beat him with fists, then sped away.
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador praised Kamala Harris after meeting her this week. "It was such a good meeting that I called her 'president,'" López Obrador told reporters Wednesday. Harris held in-person meetings with Mexico's president to discuss the migrant crisis.
The Biden administration will give Ukraine an additional $150 million to defend their border with Russia, according to a Pentagon announcement. The allocated funds "includes training, equipment, and advisory efforts to help Ukraine's forces preserve the country's territorial integrity, secure its borders, and improve interoperability with NATO”, according to a statement from the Defence department. It will help pay for "counter-artillery radars, counter-unmanned aerial systems, secure communications gear, electronic warfare and military medical evacuation equipment, and training and equipment to improve the operational safety and capacity of Ukrainian Air Force bases,” according to the statement.
A woman who was fired for saying that people cannot change their biological sex won a tribunal appeal. Maya Forstater lost her job in 2019 after she tweeted that trans women are "not really women." Forstater won the support of JK Rowling who has previously said she opposes transgender activism.
A spectator was killed and two people were injured after an accident involving a racing vehicle in the Finke Desert Race in central Australia on Monday. Motorsport Australia issued a statement saying police in the Northern Territory confirmed a man died following the incident that occurred about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the finish of the 460-kilometer off-road race. “Motorsport Australia extends its sympathies to the families, friends and all those impacted by today's events.”
California's homeless problem has been out of control for decades. The result has been a deadly combination of medical crisis, human hopelessness and bureaucratic red tape as the state, reeling from the virus' impacts, tries to rebound with a plan for the 160,000 homeless people. A severe shelter and housing shortage is becoming not just a social services problem, but a political one as well, unlike anywhere in the country – thrusting the problem before the eyes of Californians who see people suffering and dying on the streets each day.
“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.”