Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is facing renewed scrutiny over allegations about his behavior and social ties, potentially threatening his public image.'Uncomfortable work environments' »
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday slammed the House's Jan. 6 commission deal, and in the process appeared to throw Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), the Republican he reportedly tasked with negotiating the legislation, "under the bus." In a statement, McCarthy specifically complained that the commission was too narrow.
The New York attorney general's office said Tuesday night it has informed the Trump Organization that its investigation into the company "is no longer purely civil in nature" and is now a criminal one. Why it matters: New York Attorney General Letitia James' office is now working with the Manhattan district attorney's office, which has been investigating the Trump Organization for potential bank, tax and insurance fraud. Driving the news: New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced last August that her office had filed a lawsuit to compel the Trump Organization to comply with subpoenas related to an investigation into whether former President Trump and his company improperly inflated the value of its assets on financial statements.
President Joe Biden visited a Ford electric vehicle facility in Dearborn, Michigan following a week of protests in the city against US support for Israel's military strikes in Jerusalem and Gaza. Dearborn is 47 per cent Arab American with one of the largest Muslim populations in the US. On Tuesday, as the president toured the facility to promote his infrastructure agenda, Arab American groups held three protests across the city to demonstrate against Israel's actions in Gaza and the forced removal of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem.
The government is to bolster the independent inquiry into the Post Office's computer scandal, giving it power to compel witnesses to testify. A judge-led inquiry had been set up by the government, but it was dismissed as toothless by campaigners and some MPs. The move, first reported by Sky News, is to come just days after the government came under fire for saying that the current inquiry's powers were sufficient.
Paris police have closed the square in front of Notre-Dame cathedral to the public after tests revealed high concentrations of toxic lead particles. The French Gothic masterpiece spewed out copious fumes of the toxic metal during the devastating fire of April 15, 2019 that melted 460 tons of lead panelling in the roof. Two years on, the restoration proper of the cathedral has yet to begin as workers have spent most of their time - and €165 million (£142m) of the €833 million donated to fund the rebuilding of the cathedral – on securing the site.
A strange, semi-transparent blob of finger-like growths filled with white dots has baffled North Carolina wildlife experts after it was found washed up on the coast, prompting them to ask the public, “Do you know what this mysterious mass is? Cape Lookout National Seashore shared a photo of the unidentified blob Tuesday afternoon. It was found months ago but despite their best efforts, experts couldn't find a definitive answer.
Thousands of British holidaymakers have begun taking advantage of the easing of lockdown rules on overseas travel. Travellers from England, Scotland and Wales are jetting off to some countries in what the crisis-hit tourism industry hopes is the start of a recovery. Travellers can now visit 12 countries on the government's green list, including Portugal and Israel, without isolating on their return.
Joe Biden visited a Ford electric vehicle facility in Dearborn, Michigan amid Arab American protests in the city against US support for Israel's military strikes in Jerusalem and Gaza. While Biden joked around with reporters, the city's Muslim community was “so angry” after giving the president their support. “No, you can't,” Biden replied.
Lee and Louise Chambers know they'll be taking their two children on holiday this summer. What they don't know is where they'll go - it might be Norfolk or it might be their preference - Fuerteventura. While that's led to record bookings for lots of UK resorts, plenty of customers have taken advantage by booking not one, but two holidays for the same time slot, knowing they'll not lose any money at all.
A man died by suicide inside a federal courtroom in North Dakota after he was found guilty, officials say. A U.S. Marshal told KVRR the man was on trial at the Fargo courthouse and the jury had returned a guilty verdict when he “produced an edge weapon and cut his throat” in front of the judge, courtroom staff and others. A woman who said she was in the courtroom spoke to KVLY but declined to share her name.
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Florida's Department of Health on Tuesday announced 2,805 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 7.5 million Floridians have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or have completed Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine, according to Monday's vaccine report. In Miami-Dade, 342,924 people have received the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna and 1,063,940 people have either received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna.
A JetBlue flight was forced to make an early landing in Minneapolis on Sunday after a man was acting "erratically and aggressively" towards passengers and crew members, the airline said. year-old Mark Anthony Scerbo was arrested at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport and charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to police. "JetBlue flight 915 with scheduled service from New York's JFK Airport to San Francisco, was forced to divert to Minneapolis after a customer on board began acting erratically and aggressively toward crewmembers and other customers.
Older farmers will be paid to retire under a UK government scheme to bring new blood into the trade. The average farmer could receive a lump sum payment of £50,000 - capped at £100,000 for farmers with most land. It is part of a massive overhaul of farm grants, incentivising farmers to protect the environment.
Joe Biden has said the US has made “incredible progress” in its battle against Covid-19 but warned, “we're not done yet”. The president's comments on Sunday night came after the CDC said over 157 million Americans had received at least one dose of a vaccine. With at least a third of the country still to get an injection, Mr Biden urged those eligible to “get vaccinated.
The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15.
Darwin's Arch, the famed rock formation in the Galápagos Islands, has collapsed, officials said. The arch was located about a mile away from Darwin's Island, also named for Charles Darwin. UN scientists previously warned that the islands are at risk due to the effects of climate change, the New York Times reported.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order which prohibits state entities from requiring masks. This includes counties, cities, and schools. Prisons, jails, and assisted living facilities are exempt.
Newly released tax returns show President Joe Biden and first lady Jill earned just over $600,000 in 2020. The Biden's financial records, which revealed they paid 25.9 per cent ($157,414) in federal income tax, were released on Monday. Documents show they also donated around 5 per cent of their earnings to charitable causes and paid $28,794 in income tax in their home state of Delaware.
Two US pilots were forced to eject from an F-15 at MidAmerica St Louis Airport on Tuesday. The aircraft was an F-15QA, a new aircraft expected to be transferred to the Qatar Emeri Air Force. Two US active-duty pilots ejected from an F-15 fighter jet Tuesday morning after an emergency on the runway at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, the US Air Force and a nearby base said.
The fire department said that when crews arrived, fire was coming from a large sign on top of the building. One person was inside at the time.
A group of House GOP lawmakers refused to wear face masks on the floor during votes on Tuesday in defiance of leadership's rules regarding COVID-19 protocols. House Democrats imposed a rule in January that said members would be fined $500 on a first offense and $2,500 for a second offense if they did not wear a mask on the House floor. The members Tuesday who refused to wear a mask first included Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who was approached by a staff member of the House Sergeant of Arms during votes and did not put one on.
The Supreme Court will hear a case on Mississippi's abortion ban that may challenge Roe v. Wade. Amy Coney Barrett has been criticized for paid speaking gigs to a group that took credit for the law. A constitutional law expert says the justice almost certainly won't recuse herself from the case.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a toddler was found murdered in a Dallas street on Saturday morning, police said. Police have arrested 18-year-old Darriynn Brown in connection with the murder. Albert Martinez, the executive assistant police chief, told reporters the death appeared to be a “violent” one and that an “edged weapon” was probably used to kill the toddler.
President Joe Biden cruised in a electric truck prototype for Ford on Tuesday. Biden was visiting Ford's plant in Dearborn, Mich. to promote federal investment in electric vehicles. "This sucker is quick," Biden said, according to the White House pool report.
“We are a nation bobbing in multiple crises. Not one of them involves people taking COVID-19 too seriously.”
“The threat is increasingly concentrated among people who are vulnerable by choice.”
“This announcement would be very welcome if not for one big problem: There is no requirement for proof of vaccination.”
“Joining the protected vaccinated minority, which we hope will rapidly become the majority, is simple.”
“Instead of taking giant steps. I think we should be taking small steps toward the same goal.”