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Another Kentucky resident has been arrested and charged with participating in the Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, the FBI announced Wednesday. Kurt Peterson, a Hodgenville resident, was arrested by federal officials Wednesday morning, the FBI said. He's charged with obstructing an official proceeding, destruction of government property and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, according to the FBI.
US president arrives in Geneva ahead of crunch summit with Putin Biden meets Putin: Six key issues to watch out for at summit Vladimir Putin, the Russian President has signalled a healing in the diplomatic rift with the United States by announcing that each country's respective ambassadors will return to their posts as soon as is practically possible. Holding a press conference after a one-day summit with his US counterpart Joe Biden, Mr Putin defended his record on human rights, Ukraine and cyber attacks but had warm words for Mr Biden. Outside of political discussions, the pair talked about family and Mr Putin said he admired Mr Biden "level of his moral values."
Death row inmate Brad Sigmon, 63, is scheduled to die in the electric chair at 6 p.m. at the Broad River Road Correctional Institution in Columbia, which houses death row inmates and is the center where executions in the state are carried out, according to the state Department of Corrections. Sigmon, who was sentenced in 2002 for the murder of his ex-girlfriend's parents, is the first inmate scheduled to die under South Carolina's new execution law, signed by Gov. Henry McMaster in May.
When they forced their way inside, they found a hellish scene, with body parts belonging to the murderer's mother packed into food containers inside the fridge and in other areas of the house. Some police officers were reportedly physically sick when hearing Sánchez Gómez relate that he had killed his mother by strangling her during a dispute, sometime between January and February, before cutting up her body with a saw and kitchen knives. The idea was to make her body disappear,” he said, admitting that he “occasionally” ate parts of her body, while storing others and throwing some out with the rubbish inside plastic bags.
A suspect in the February killing of a 22-year-old Arlington man in Euless was arrested Tuesday night after a massive search at a Dallas nature center that lasted more than three hours. Euless police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jose Rodriguez. Rodriguez was arrested without incident at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas, according to Dallas police.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country's economy improved this year but called for measures to tackle the "tense" food situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's typhoons, state media said on Wednesday. Kim chaired a plenary meeting of the ruling Workers' Party's central committee on Tuesday to review progress on major policies and craft measures to resolve economic issues, according to the official KCNA news agency. The committee set goals and tasks to achieve its new five-year economic plan outlined at its previous session in February, including increased food and metal production.
Russian authorities are investigating a possible new Covid variant amid a sudden spike in cases. On Wednesday the country reported 13,397 new cases - around half of which were in the capital, Moscow - and 396 deaths. The more transmissible Delta variant - now detected in 74 countries and behind India's devastating second wave of Covid - has been identified in Russia but there are also fears that a new Moscow variant might be behind the recent spike in cases.
A 7-year-old who loved animals died after dogs attacked him in his South Carolina neighborhood, his dad said. Shamar Sherif Jackson and his brother were looking for their chihuahua when they encountered a pack of dogs on Sunday night, their dad said. “They couldn't get away because it was so many dogs coming from different directions,” Carnell Jackson, the children's father, said in a phone interview.
Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, was acquitted Tuesday of triple murder following a 2018 shooting in Cleveland. Seconds after Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg cleared Biles-Thomas of his charges, the courtroom erupted in chaos as a woman charged at the man on trial. The woman, identified by WKYC as the mother of one of the victims, was grabbed by several deputies as she got close to Biles-Thomas.
While questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack in a hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. said Ashli Babbitt, who was killed as she attempted to breach a set of doors in the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack, was "executed" and that the officer who shot her was "lying in wait." In April, the Department of Justice cleared the U.S. Capitol Police officer who shot Babbitt of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting.
As part of Gov. Ron DeSantis' continued effort to hamper local governments' ability to impose pandemic-related infractions, the state's clemency board on Wednesday pardoned any lingering financial penalties including those against a Broward County gym owner who at one point faced potential jail time. “This action is necessary so we can recover, have a good transition to our normal operations, and also, just a recognition that a lot of this stuff was way, way overboard,” DeSantis said at the start of the meeting. The measure was backed by the governor and the clemency board's two other elected Republicans, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
Trevor Reed got a long prison sentence over claims he drunkenly assaulted Moscow police officers. Joe Biden is expected to bring up Reed's case while meeting with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. In an NBC News interview this week, Putin called Reed "just a drunk" who "got himself s---faced."
Joshua Tree National Park officials found a body in the park days after they began searching for a missing man. Patrick Lynn Welz, a 38-year-old from Twentynine Palms, was last seen on June 5 leaving for a drive to Riverside to visit his father, according to the National Park Service. Five days later, he was reported missing to the National Park Service.
Key West police officers did not violate an 8-year-old boy's civil rights when they tried to handcuff him at his elementary school after he was accused of punching a teacher in 2018, a federal judge has ruled. The boy's mother, Bianca Digennaro, sued the Key West police officers and the city in August 2020 after her attorney, Benjamin Crump, posted a video of the boy's arrest on his Twitter account. “A mental health crisis at a school, and they feel it is appropriate to arrest, charge and have him become a convicted felon at eight years old,” Crump said after the lawsuit was filed last year.
Board of Education decision of 1954 along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent state and federal legislation would change America. I believed that the majority of white Americans would accept the premise that civil rights were meant for all Americans, black and white, Asian-Americans, every citizen. The election of an African American president in 2008 I thought was the beginning of a new era.
Liz Cheney rebuked Paul Gosar for saying that the Capitol Police "executed" Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt, one of the Jan. 6 rioters, was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer. "It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day," Cheney said.
Lumber prices have started to come down from historically high levels — but some experts don't expect them to return to normal anytime soon. Supply shortages coupled with increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic drove prices sky-high, soaring to about $1,500 per 1,000 board feet in May and increasing by nearly 250% between April 2020 and April 2021, according to a National Association of Home Builders analysis. Kyle Little, chief operating officer at Sherwood Lumber, told Fox Business that price points reached an “unsustainable” level and that the recent decline was “inevitable.”
A Southwest Miami-Dade man with an almost spotless driving record was less than a quarter mile from home last week when, police say, he left a man to die. Miami-Dade police arrested 47-year-old Ravindra Singh Tuesday on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving death. The other person involved in the Thursday night crash at the intersection of Southwest 196th Street and 127th Avenue was the 58-year-old rider of the 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Honolulu police officer Geoffrey H.L. Thom has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap. Police have refused to release body camera footage of the shooting. Thom had claimed Sykap rammed him with his vehicle, but Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Van Marter said the unreleased body camera footage didn't show that.
Conditions at Guantánamo Bay have worsened under Biden, VICE News reported. Prisoners and their advocates told the outlet that conditions had rapidly changed over the past few months. Conditions at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba have rapidly worsened under the Biden administration, prisoners and their advocates told VICE News.
The Cuban central bank's decision to temporarily stop accepting cash deposits in U.S. dollars at its banks will make life more expensive for people who receive hard currency through remittancesm as they will need to convert the greenback into other currencies, losing a percentage in foreign-exchange and transaction fees. The monetary authority announced last week that it would temporarily stop accepting cash deposits in dollars, saying that tighter U.S. sanctions are making it difficult to use the currency abroad. The bank is giving Cubans until June 20 to deposit U.S. dollars into their accounts, with the measures taking effect the following day.
Ghislaine Maxwell is again complaining about the conditions inside a New York jail. Vermin poop is raining down on her and raw sewage is flowing through her cell, she claimed in court papers. Maxwell is being held without bail as she awaits trial on accusations she helped Jeffrey Epstein abuse underage girls.
Tensions around Taiwan have escalated in recent months, with US officials warning of potential China action. Those warnings focus on a potential invasion attempt by China, which has increased its military activity in the area. But Taiwan and the US face a threat short of an invasion: a Chinese blockade that could cut Taipei off from the world.
Trump's White House pushed a bizarre election fraud conspiracy theory involving Italian satellites. Trump's chief of staff pressed officials to investigate baseless claims of election fraud. One Department of Justice official branded the conspiracy theory "pure insanity."
“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.”