An hour-long internet outage impacted a number of U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, United and Southwest, as well as several Australian financial firms.Problem traced to tech provider Akamai »
Weather forecasters are predicting that the third named storm of this year's nascent hurricane season will form later this week over the Gulf of Mexico, bringing the potential of flooding rains to the U.S. coastline. There is a 70 percent chance that the low pressure area and thunderstorms currently located in the Bay of Campeche in southern Mexico will strengthen into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center said on its website. If so, the storm will be named Tropical Storm Claudette.
The students had joined a protest last year against a controversial citizenship law, a day before deadly riots broke out in Delhi. They were arrested in May 2020 under a stringent anti-terrorism law. "We have received tremendous support inside jail and we will continue our struggle," Ms Narwal told reporters outside Tihar jail.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made it clear on Thursday that he does not support Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) Stacey Abrams-backed revisions to the For The People Act, claiming Manchin's substitute "still retains S.1's rotten core." "In reality," McConnell said, "the plan endorsed by Stacey Abrams is no compromise," and still maintains an "assault" on the idea that states, rather than the federal government, should run their own elections. The Kentucky senator even went so far as to assert "all Republicans" will oppose Manchin's proposal, a big issue seeing as it would need at least 10 GOP votes to pass in the Senate, writes Politico.
A coalition of Black activist groups are calling for the firing of Springdale Elementary School's principal after a 10-year-old Black girl with special needs was handcuffed by the school's police officer. The group not only wants Principal Hope Vrana fired, but they are also calling for the Lexington 2 school district to remove all school resource officers and to hire more mental health professionals. “We feel like (Vrana) failed to protect this student” said Dr. Sonya Davis-Lewis of the activist group One Common Cause Community Control Initiative.
His actions “humiliated” Mr. Lukashenko in front of subordinates who are repeatedly told by state media that the regime is in control, that “people are happy, that the protests that took place in August were not popular, and that they were part of a blitzkrieg from Poland and Lithuania who wanted to occupy Belarus,” says Mr. Kharytonau. In power since 1994 and known as Europe's “last dictator,” Mr. Lukashenko has been emboldened by years of Western inaction, says Mr. Kharytonau, and he's ignored the global outcry that followed Mr. Pratasevich's arrest.
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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.
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.
Some 28 Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan's air defence zone on Tuesday, said its defence ministry, the largest reported incursion so far. Fighters and nuclear-capable bombers were among those in the so-called air defence identification zone (ADIZ). The incident comes after Nato leaders on Monday warned of the military challenge posed by China.
A Michigan father faces charges after shooting and killing a man he believed had assaulted his daughter, authorities say. The incident unfolded Wednesday outside an apartment complex in Harrison Township, about 30 miles northeast of Detroit, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the shooting was sparked by an argument between the victim and his girlfriend's 66-year-old father.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster decried the state Supreme Court's decision to stay all upcoming executions until the state's Department of Corrections could offer a firing squad as a method of execution. The Republican governor told reporters Thursday morning that he disagreed with the decision, which was issued by the state's highest court Wednesday, two days before South Carolina's first execution in a decade was schedule to be carried out. I think the law has been passed and it is sound,” McMaster said.
For the third time in three months, the Florida Supreme Court dashed the hopes of Floridians who want to see expanded access to cannabis. In a 5-2 ruling on Thursday, the state's highest court found a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana to be misleading. The initiative, titled “Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol to Establish Age, Licensing, and Other Restrictions,” also would have allowed Floridians to grow cannabis at home.
The mother of a 4-year-old girl whose remains were found at a north Charlotte home last month, forced her 13-year-old daughter to help bury her sister in the backyard, according to a search warrant. On May 21, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found Miegellic “Jelli” Young's body buried outside her mother's home in the 3700 block of Braden Drive. Miegellic had lived with her mother, Malikah Bennett, her boyfriend and seven other children in the home since August, the search warrant says.
The Scotch whisky industry has welcomed the suspension of US tariffs on its products after the UK and US resolved a long-running trade row over subsidies given to Airbus and Boeing. The agreement will see retaliatory tariffs, imposed during the dispute, remain suspended for five years. The agreement between the UK and US comes two days after the European Union also agreed a truce with the US to end their 17-year conflict over aircraft subsidies.
The city of Columbia has given initial approval to make way for the construction of up to two more parking garages at the BullStreet District and is set to once again borrow from a retiree benefits fund to make it happen. Columbia City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a first vote on an ordinance that authorizes $20.4 million dollars for about 750 more parking garage spaces at the site. City special projects administrator Gregory Tucker said those spaces could come in one garage or be split into two garages.
Putin cited Black Lives Matter and the Capitol riot as reasons why he cracks down on dissent. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday mentioned both the Black Lives Matter movement and the January 6 Capitol insurrection as justification for the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny and the Kremlin's remarkable crackdown on dissent.
An Overland Park sporting goods company has created a new policy prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities after a teenager with Down Syndrome filed a complaint in 2019. As part of a settlement, Scheels All Sports Inc. made a new Americans with Disabilities Act policy that, among other things, does not “impose eligibility criteria that tends to screen out” people with disabilities, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas. The accusation the settlement stemmed from came from an 18-year-old woman who, during a high school outing at the store, was refused a ride on a Ferris wheel with a classmate because she has Down Syndrome, U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was once widely praised outside the country for his reforming zeal but that image was shattered in the months leading up to his first electoral test. Bagging the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2019 for finally bringing an end to the 20-year stalemate with Eritrea cemented his international status. Mr Abiy's governing Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition was deep into its third decade in power and had been dogged by accusations of repression and human rights abuses.
After controversy over a racist Juneteenth event description, the Historic Latta Plantation is closed until further notice, the Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department announced Thursday. The 19th century house is owned by Mecklenburg, while a nonprofit operates the facilities and runs the events at the plantation site. “Over the next few months, we will evaluate the best path forward for Latta Plantation and its programming, ensuring that the site is utilized in an appropriate, forward-thinking manner,” said Park and Recreation Director W. Lee Jones in the statement.
Biden and Putin are meeting on Wednesday for the first time since Biden took office. The pair shook hands at the start of their summit in Geneva, Switzerland.. US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin has posed for photos at the start of their summit in Geneva, Switzerland.
The US Congress has overwhelmingly passed a bill to add a federal holiday to the calendar marking Juneteenth - the end of slavery in the nation. The House of Representatives backed the legislation by 415-14, a day after it was unanimously approved by the Senate. It is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr Day was established in 1983.
President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law on Thursday, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., and making June 19 a federal holiday. Biden said signing the measure was “one of the greatest honors I will have had as president.
Police in Bessemer City, North Carolina, shot a suspect Wednesday morning as he fled. Neighbors identified the suspect as Billy Barker in interviews with local station WSOC. Bessemer City Police told The Daily Beast the officer-involved shooting occurred around 8 a.m. on Wednesday at the corner of N 12th Street and E Iowa Avenue.
Statutory sick pay requires employers to pay at least £96.35 per week when staff are off sick for more than four days, whereas the furlough scheme, also known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, pays 80% of an employee's normal wages up to £2,500 per month. A section in the government guidance on business support titled "If your employee is self-isolating or on sick leave", says employees self-isolating or on sick leave as a result of Covid "may be able to get statutory sick pay".
“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.”