The first federal ruling on vaccine mandates came in the case involving Houston Methodist, the first hospital system in the country that required all its employees get vaccinated.Decision could have a ripple effect »
The muted response suggests he wants a good relationship with Biden, said Rachel Ellehuus, an analyst at the Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies. Not least because he needs that economic relationship with the U.S. and the appearance of a cooperative relationship in order to retain his base, which is very much built on a functioning Turkish economy that is tethered into the West," Ellehuus said. However, before leaving Sunday for the NATO summit in Brussels where he will meet Biden, Erdogan described the president's comments on the killings of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire as “very negative” and an “approach (that) has seriously upset us.
The 17-year North Miami Beach police veteran who was struck by a woman suspected of committing a hit-and-run Thursday afternoon is recuperating in the hospital but still in intensive care, Police Chief Richard Rand said Friday. The woman is expected to be charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and other traffic violations, Rand said. The wild scene just after 1 p.m. Thursday in which an officer was struck by a car, another officer fired at the suspected hit-and-run driver and a K9 attacked the suspect, closed down busy Biscayne Boulevard at Northeast 172nd Street and some surrounding streets for several hours.
Germany must increase military spending and take on a greater share of military burdens within NATO, the conservative candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor said in a newspaper interview on Sunday. Heads of state within the 30-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will meet in Brussels on Monday and discuss the path to follow against challenges such as China, Russia and cyber threats. Laschet, backed by Merkel's conservatives to run for chancellor at the Sept. 26 election, said he would ensure that Germany, Europe's largest economy, meets the alliance's spending target of 2% of gross domestic product.
One of the major questions surrounding the Group of Seven summit in the United Kingdom this weekend was how the countries' leaders would approach China in their final communique, especially following reports that President Biden was urging his allies to take a strong stand against its forced labor practices. The communique was unveiled Sunday, and it appears the cohort opted to send a message to Beijing on that front, just not explicitly. For his part, Biden said he's "satisfied" with the final result, even though it wasn't as strong as the U.S. had hoped, Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs and The Wall Street Journal's Vivian Salama report.
A Frenchman accused of inspiring the kidnapping in eastern France of a girl whose mother had lost custody was expelled by Malaysia on Sunday. France had issued an Interpol arrest notice for Remy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was detained on immigration charges by Malaysia after living in the Southeast Asian country for several years. Daillet, his pregnant partner and children were placed on a commercial flight on Sunday, a Malaysian official said.
But the Beaufort County 911 call records show that some Marines who called for help initially had difficulty being patched through to the emergency dispatchers on Parris Island. At the time, the recruits were participating in the Crucible training, which begins on week 11 of their 13 weeks at Parris Island, a recruit station that trains 20,000 men and women a year. Beals was described as a “gentle giant” who dreamed of joining the military.
Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his long list of political enemies. It just wasn't clear until now how far he would go to try to punish them.
Turkey's military hit targets in the northern Syrian town of Tel Rifat in response to artillery attacks that killed 14 people and wounded several others in nearby Afrin, state-run Anadolu agency said on Sunday. Ankara blamed Saturday's attacks, including on a hospital, on the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the U.S.-backed militia force spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG, has said it was not responsible.
Officials of a Georgia city have offered a $350,000 legal settlement to a Black man injured last year when a police officer violently slammed him in the ground, later saying he mistakenly believed the man had an outstanding arrest warrant. The settlement proposal approved Thursday by the Valdosta City Council also would create a citizen review board to help oversee local police and make policy recommendations. Antonio Arnelo Smith, 47, sued Valdosta police and other city officials in U.S. District Court a year ago, saying officers used excessive force and violated his civil rights.
OK, understated by modern standards, but let's see, what does it say about Auschwitz? It's … not there. Instead, there are exactly two sentences, deep in the part of the report that was continued on Page 3, noting that soldiers had “captured Oświęcim,” the town's name in Polish, where half of the population was Jewish before World War II. And Oświęcim, the Times story said, was the “site of the most notorious German death camp in all Europe.
MILAN (Reuters) -Countries should avoid giving the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60 in addition to younger age groups, the head of the EU drug regulator's COVID-19 task force was quoted on Sunday as saying, amid fears over rare blood clotting and as alternative vaccines become available. The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) position is that the AstraZeneca shot is safe and can be used for all age groups over 18. "In a pandemic context, our position was and is that the risk-benefit ratio remains favourable for all age groups," COVID-19 task force chief Marco Cavaleri told the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
But Republican state lawmakers — who control the Legislature — are continuing to flat-out refuse to help some 964,000 Floridians get insurance by broadening who qualifies for Medicaid because that would mean accepting federal money associated with the Obama administration and its Affordable Care Act. A financial sweetener offered by the Biden administration this spring as part of the COVID-19 relief package would defray the cost to the state for two years, but the Legislature wouldn't even consider the idea. Lawmakers don't put their callous inaction that plainly, of course.
(Reuters) -Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is reviewing its holdings in the largest oil field in the United States for a possible sale as the company looks to focus on its most profitable oil-and-gas assets and grow its low-carbon investments, according to sources familiar with the matter. The sale could be for part or all of Shell's about 260,000 acres (105,200 hectares) in the Permian Basin, located mostly in Texas. The holdings could be worth as much as $10 billion, the sources said, on condition of anonymity because the talks are private.
As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation's largest Protestant denomination in a conflict that can look more political than theological. More than 16,000 voting delegates are pre-registered for the two-day gathering that starts on Tuesday. Southern Baptist Convention members have been a powerful force in conservative Republican politics for a generation.
The latest recall of type 2 diabetes drug metformin was made Friday by Viola Pharmaceuticals, which pulled two lots of 750 mg tablets. This is Viola's first metformin recall. But, the cause is the same as the many previous metformin recalls over the last 13 months: too much NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine), a probable carcinogen (cancer-causing ingredient) in the tablets.
Gov. Ron DeSantis says it's “idiotic politics” to accuse the Florida Legislature of approving a gaming deal last month that would give Donald Trump and a Miami Beach hotelier an opportunity to open casinos in our backyard. Perhaps we're also foolish to believe, as some local officials do, that Tallahassee's next step could be to try to shove casinos down our throats by stopping local governments from banning gambling in their communities. Miami Beach, which passed a gambling ban in 2017, is preparing to fight any state preemption efforts and has hired law firm Shubin & Bass.
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.
Two members of a South Carolina powerhouse legal family, Paul Murdaugh, 22, and his mother Maggie Murdaugh, 52, were found shot to death outside their home in Colleton County on June 7. The double homicide being investigated by local and state officials sent shock waves through the state and gained national attention. During the opening prayer, the pastor says Randolph Murdaugh III's death Thursday “compounds the grief” the family is feeling.
Cruises have resumed from Caribbean ports and, so far, all adult passengers have been required to be vaccinated. In at least one case, those requirements prevented what may have otherwise become a deadly outbreak. At U.S. ports, some cruise companies vow to defy Florida's ban and restart cruises as soon as June 26 using the same vaccine requirements, in violation of Florida's law.
Bystanders rescued an 11-year-old boy who was hit by a drunk driver in Colorado, police say. The boy was riding his bike at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when the driver struck and dragged him, 9News reported. Bystanders rescued an 11-year-old boy Thursday when they lifted an SUV off of him after a suspected drunk driver hit him and dragged him a "considerable distance," police said.
Lara Trump urged those living on the southern US border to "arm up" against migrants. She also said that migrants should not make the "dangerous journey" into the US, during a Fox News appearance. Her comments were met with outrage online, with some calling it "incitement to violence."
This is caused by global climate change resulting from human impact on our environment. By halting climate change, we could keep the “100-year storms” to once a century. The vast majority of school buses run on diesel, and diesel exhaust is proven to contribute to climate change and to cause increased rates of respiratory illness.
Police have arrested one suspect and are still searching for a second following a mass shooting that injured more than a dozen people in Austin, Texas. A little before 1:30am on Saturday, a person or persons opened fire in a busy bar district of downtown Austin, injuring 14 people. “Most of the victims were innocent bystanders, but we're still sorting out all of the victims to see what their involvement is in this case,” Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said at a 4am press conference.
Biden, asked if America was back, turned to Macron and said the French leader should be asked that question. "Yes definitely," Macron said. "It's great to have a U.S. president who's part of the club and very willing to cooperate," Macron said.
Georgia Laurie dragged her sister out of the water while punching the crocodile multiple times. A British woman saved her twin sister's life after she was savaged by a crocodile in a lagoon in the southeast of Mexico City last week. Georgia Laurie, 27, pulled sister Melissa to safety while repeatedly punching the crocodile in the face during the attack, which happened on June 6 near Puerto Escondido, according to a GoFundMe page set up by the family.
“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.”