Dr. Anthony Fauci believes that lockdowns the country saw last year are not likely to return, but he warned "things will get worse."'You know what we really need to do' »
It's no longer a framework: Senators on Sunday evening revealed and introduced legislative text for a bipartisan infrastructure deal crafted after months of negotiations among a bipartisan group of lawmakers. "This legislation represents the most significant investment in our infrastructure since the construction of the Interstate Highway System," Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said on the Senate floor on Sunday. Finalized during a rare weekend session, the legislation, which is called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, clocks in at 2,702 pages.
In our series of letters from African writers, Nigerian journalist and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the disturbing reality behind some of the "unclaimed" bodies sent to the country's medical schools. Medical student Enya Egbe fled his anatomy class crying after being disturbed by the corpse he was asked to work on. The 26-year-old still vividly recalls that Thursday afternoon seven years ago at Nigeria's University of Calabar, converging with fellow students around three tables with a cadaver laid out on each.
Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage” to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in the coming days across the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions. The flood risk was elevated for many areas of the West where recent wildfires burned away vegetation and left hillsides more susceptible to erosion, the National Weather Service said. Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, was closed with no word on when it might re-open after being pounded by flash floods over a three-day period.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is facing several calls by Democrats to resign after reports surfaced that he joked about hitting Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a gavel. On Saturday night, McCarthy was reportedly gifted a large gavel by members of Tennessee's Republican congressional delegation during a dinner event. The gavel had the words "Fire Pelosi" inscribed on it, referencing the minority leader's repeated optimistic stance that the GOP will retake the House following the 2022 midterm elections.
Taliban forces attacked the Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan with at least three rockets overnight, a spokesman for the insurgent group said Sunday. The goal of the rocket strike was to obstruct airstrikes stemming from Afghan government forces, the Taliban said. "Kandahar airport was targeted by us because the enemy were using it as a center to conduct airstrikes against us," said Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, according to Reuters.
For decades, Earth's energy system has been out of whack. Stability in Earth's climate hinges on a delicate balance between the amount of energy the planet absorbs from the sun and the amount of energy Earth emits back into space. But that equilibrium has been thrown off in recent years — and the imbalance is growing, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications.
Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to impose voter ID requirements, limit ballot drop boxes and mail voting, and strip local officials of their election authority.
Three people were hospitalized Sunday after smashing through a plate-glass window outside of the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Footage obtained by a local reporter shows a scuffle breaking out among three people in front of the Congress Hotel in downtown Chicago. GRAPHIC LANGUAGE WARNING Three people can be seen slamming into the window, causing it to shatter.
Glenn Allen Brooks was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement with the Capitol riot on January 6. One of the group members then tipped off the FBI. The FBI arrested a California man after receiving a tip of his involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot from a church prayer group member.
A British and Romanian were killed in an attack on an Israeli-linked oil tanker in the Gulf. Israel has accused Iran of carrying out the attack and said a strong response is needed. An Iran TV station, linked to the government, said the attack was retaliation for Israeli raids in Syria.
Aug. 1—MORGANTOWN — At 4:51 a.m. May 21, Monongalia County resident Chin Orih was awakened by a banging on his front door. As Orih was getting dressed, his wife checked the home's security cameras and saw the house surrounded by sheriff's deputies with their guns drawn. Orih turned on the front porch light and went outside.
An extensive crime scene remained in Queens Sunday morning at the site where 10 people were shot hours earlier on Saturday night. Police shut down five blocks of 37th Avenue while they investigated.
Republicans have called the broadly popular infrastructure plan a five-lane highway to socialism. They're gearing up for a midterm message that will label every Democratic policy, no matter how common sense, as part of the so-called "socialist agenda." Perhaps they think that because their congressional candidates did better than expected in 2020 (Kevin McCarthy called the results a "mandate against socialism"), this messaging will continue to work.
Turkey is battling raging wildfires that are destroying homes and forcing people to flee. Tourists in Turkey are being evacuated from beaches due to raging wildfires amid a severe heatwave with temperatures rising above 40C. Around 100 fires broke out this week across southern and western Turkey, Reuters reported, and at least six people, including two firefighters, have died.
MILWAUKEE - The retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice tasked with leading a review of the 2020 presidential election said there are enough concerns about the integrity of the election to warrant a "very thorough examination." Michael Gableman, who was hired by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos as a special counsel in charge of the investigation, made the comments in an interview that aired Sunday on WISN-TV's "UPFRONT." It is one of the first times Gableman has spoken publicly about the review.
“I think they're just sort of working out some kinks,” said Bansley, a two-time Olympian who is paired with Brandie Wilkerson in Tokyo. The close-up, slow motion replay on the stadium video board showed the ball had clearly missed the blue tape that signifies the court boundary.
Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet venture has secured a license to construct a satellite ground station on the Isle of Man, which will provide "blanket coverage" across Great Britain, the Telegraph reports. Starlink, part of of Musk's SpaceX, has filed an application with the communications regulator for the Isle of Man to improve its broadband coverage for rural areas in northern Britain that cannot be reached by fiber broadband or 5G internet, the newspaper reported.
Bloomberg's 2021 Best Places to Live for Expats also ranked Mexico as one of the top three countries to live in due to the cost of living, quality of life, and ease of transition. It's also important to consider the quality of medical care, the current political climate, and visa requirements while you search. The next biggest step was choosing our "out date," when we'd finally move.
Donald Trump lashed out after the release of documents showing him pressuring DoJ officials. The documents show Trump urging them to say last year's election was "corrupt." In a statement on Saturday, Trump repeated the election fraud claims in his bid to overturn the election.
The expansion Seattle Kraken have revised their contract with goaltender Philipp Grubauer after the initial deal was rejected by the NHL for violating the collective bargaining agreement, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team did not announce the change that involves $250,000 being moved from 2023-24 to 2022-23 to satisfy CBA requirements. Grubauer will still count $5.9 million against the salary cap throughout the $35.4 million, six-year deal.
Tom Daley continues to be a fan favorite at the Olympics for many reasons. This time, the 27-year-old Olympic diver from Great Britain delighted fans with clips of him knitting in the stands as he watched the women's 3m springboard diving final on Sunday. In the stands, the diver wore a royal blue tank top and mask while he appeared to be knitting an item with pink and purple yarn.
A year after the US's March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the country faced a growing insurgency. In mid-2004, US Army special operators executed a rare daylight raid to rescue foreign contractors held hostage near Baghdad. Almost a year after the US invasion in March 2003, Iraq was starting to spiral out of control, with a complicated Islamist and sectarian insurgency forming up.
Trader Joe's sourdough baguettes are delivered every morning freshly baked, and they're perfect for sandwiches. For $4.99, the dip includes sour cream, black-bean hummus, mixed Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
Former President Donald Trump met with "cabinet members" at his New Jersey golf club, Mark Meadows said. Trump is "moving forward" with a potential 2024 run in a "real way," Meadows said. Former President Donald Trump is "moving forward" with a 2024 presidential run in a "real way," according to his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
Across the world, fears about the contagious delta variant are leading more businesses, schools and travel destinations to require vaccination. Let's say you are planning to visit Hawaii - you'll need to be vaccinated or show a negative coronavirus test if you want to avoid quarantine. You'll need proof to work in the federal government, at tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Uber, and a growing list of other companies.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."