The witness who recorded the incident said she couldn't believe what happened after a pair of San Diego officers investigated the man, whom they accused of urinating in public.'He's harmless' »
The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has identified three rockets fired from Syria toward Israeli territory on Friday. The military said in a statement that one of the rockets landed inside Syria in the evening hours. There was no immediate comment from Damascus.
U.S. marshals in Alabama on Friday captured an MIT graduate accused of gunning down a Yale University graduate student earlier this yearin Connecticut, officials said. The U.S. Marshals Service said its Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, assisted by marshals from the Middle District of Alabama and police in Montgomery, arrested Qinxuan Pan on Friday morning. The 29-year-old resident of Malden, Massachusetts, had been on the lam since the Feb. 6 slaying of Kevin Jiang, a second-year grad student at the Yale School of the Environment.
A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 67-year-old Asian woman in Fremont, Calif. on Thursday. Caught in the act: Fremont police said the assault was still in progress when they responded to the problem call at approximately 11 a.m. “This was in an exterior portion of a residence, so it was obvious when the officers arrived on scene what was happening,” Sergeant Ricardo Tores said, according to KGO.
The hacker group DarkSide, which was responsible for a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline and led to fuel shortages in multiple states this week, claims to be shutting down, Krebs on Security and several cybersecurity firms report. Why it matters: In a message from a cybercrime forum, the group said it had lost access to the infrastructure needed to carry out its extortion operations and that a cryptocurrency account it uses to pay its affiliates had been drained. What they're saying: “Servers were seized (country not named), money of advertisers and founders was transferred to an unknown account,” reads the message, which was reviewed by Krebs.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that neighbouring Ukraine was becoming 'anti-Russia' and that Moscow would be ready to react to what he said were threats to its own security. Putin was speaking a day after a Ukrainian court placed Viktor Medvedchuk, a prominent pro-Russian politician who says Putin is godfather to his daughter, under house arrest. Medvedchuk, who has promoted closer ties with Moscow and acted as an intermediary between Moscow and Kyiv in the past, is being investigated over treason allegations he calls politically-motivated.
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.
The head of a national conservative group that is spending $24 million to push new voting restrictions told supporters it secretly helped draft legislation in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action, made the claim during a recent meeting with supporters in Arizona. A recording of the event was released by the liberal investigative website Documented, which made a copy available for The Associated Press to review.
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.
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.
As the city's luxury real estate market reaches new heights, these high-end homes won't be around for long Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
When COVID-19 first began spreading, public health and medical experts began talking about the need for the U.S. to reach herd immunity to stop the coronavirus from spreading. Experts have estimated that between 60% and 90% of people in the U.S. would need to be vaccinated for that to happen. Only about 35% of the population has been fully vaccinated, and yet the CDC said on May 14, 2021 that fully vaccinated people can lose their masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.
On Wednesday, House Republicans voted to strip Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo. of her role as chair of the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in party leadership in the House. Much hay has been made of the Republicans' reasons for doing this.
New guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week means that fully vaccinated staff, contractors and visitors no longer need masks in federal buildings or on federal lands, according to an official with the Office of Management and Budget familiar with the situation. The shift could affect hundreds of millions of visitors who go to U.S. national parks every year, from California's redwood forest to the seacoast in Acadia, Maine, as well as the country's millions of federal workers and contractors. The change follows an official recommendation on Thursday by the CDC that fully vaccinated people could go mask-less indoors in most places, a significant shift toward normalcy for the United States, where the pandemic has killed more than half a million people.
A lawsuit claims a GOP congressman's son lived in a basement storage space in the Capitol. An ex-staffer is suing Rep. Doug Lamborn's office, alleging retaliation over his December firing. The lawsuit also accuses the Colorado lawmaker of dangerously flouting COVID-19 safety protocols.
The mayor of a small town in Washington is getting a lot of reaction from the community after photos of him wearing a controversial T-shirt circulated online. Sequim Mayor William Armacost was seen in the photo wearing a black T-shirt with a skull, two guns and the words, “This is the USA – We Eat Meat – We Drink Beer – We Own Guns – We Speak English – We Love Freedom – If you do not like that get the ---- out.” The photo, taken in Costco May 2, appears in a May 3 Facebook post from Laurey Hansen-Carl.
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.
During the White House COVID-19 response team briefing on Thursday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask, inside or outside, or maintain social distance. Walensky said, “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education has no taxing authority and thus must “beg” for money from other sources. The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners has the responsibility of providing the majority of that money through a long-standing budget process. County commissioners are elected by the people to carry out their legal functions, and having oversight over another elected board is not one of those responsibilities.
The city of Columbus, Ohio, on Friday announced a $10m settlement with the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man shot by a white officer in December as he walked out of a garage holding a cell phone. “Now all those involved can begin to heal,” lawyers for Mr Hill's family said in a statement to the AP. The settlement, the latest in a string of high-profile agreements with families who've lost loved ones to police killings, is the largest in the city's history.
Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to pardon any Floridian prosecuted for breaking mask and distancing rules. The CDC on Thursday said vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks or practice distancing. Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would pardon anyone in Florida prosecuted for violating mask or social-distancing COVID-19 rules.
Fully vaccinated people no longer need masks in most places, CDC says New recommendations from the CDC advise that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 “can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing. The announcement comes as daily coronavirus cases have been on a steady decline since COVID-19 vaccines rolled out in the U.S., with deaths at their lowest point since last year. Masks are still required while traveling in planes, buses and trains, regardless of vaccination status, and for those in health care settings, correctional facilities and homeless shelters.
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.
One of Greene's associates, Anthony Aguero, entered the Capitol with pro-Trump rioters in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Before Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ran for office, she and a few associates traveled to the US Capitol and taunted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside her office in the Capitol, showed a since deleted video unearthed by CNN's KFile on Friday.
Two workers have died following an explosion that trapped them in a shaft at the Kerr Dam on Lake Hudson in Oklahoma. “At approximately 4.30am this morning, Friday, May 14th, recovery crews were able to recover the bodies of two men who had been trapped inside Kerr Dam since an explosion occurred at approximately 6pm Thursday,” John Wiscaver, executive vice president of the Grand River Dam Authority, said in a statement. The blast, at Kerr Dam near Salina, happened as the contactors were doing routine core drilling about 80ft down, according to Justin Alberty, a spokesman for GRDA.
Greenberg's attorneys and federal prosecutors will formally announce the plea to a judge Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former Florida county tax collector Joel Greenberg will plead guilty to six felony counts including sex trafficking, identity theft, and wire fraud, a significant downgrade from the 33 federal charges he was facing through multiple indictments, Insider has learned.
“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.”