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In I, Sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo speaks at length about the 2002 reign of terror he and partner John Allen Muhammad carried out in the Washington, D.C., area, resulting in ten deaths. Yet despite using audio clips from his phone calls as narration, Vice's eight-part docuseries (premiering May 10) is most notable for putting its prime emphasis on the pair's innocent victims, and the countless friends, family members and loved ones left to cope with unthinkable tragedy.
Body after body, coffin after coffin, the weeping crowds carried them up to the graveyard. The dead from three blasts that tore through crowds of mostly teenage girls as they left school on Saturday were so numerous that gravediggers had to set aside a separate corner of the cemetery to hold them. The new area, on a hillside overlooking the Afghan capital Kabul, received 45 bodies on Sunday.
Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy on Sunday publicly endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik for the post of No. 3 leader, cementing party support of the Donald Trump loyalist over Rep. Liz Cheney, an outspoken critic of the former president for promoting discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen. House Republicans could vote as early as Wednesday to remove Cheney, the highest-ranking woman in the Republican leadership and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and replace her with Stefanik, whose ascension has received Trump's backing. Asked in an interview on Fox News Channel's “Sunday Morning Futures” whether he supported Stefanik, R-N.Y., for the job of Republican Conference chair, McCarthy responded: “Yes, I do.”
Greece is disappointed that it has been designated an 'amber' destination by Britain, with hoteliers reporting that cancellations are “pouring in” from British tourists. Greece had hoped to be declared a safe 'green' country on the UK's controversial traffic light system of tourist destinations. “Cancellations are starting to pour in for this [three-week] period,” Minas Hatzimichail, the president of the Hoteliers' Association of the island of Kos told the Greek TV station ANT1.
Helmut Jahn, a prominent German architect who designed an Illinois state government building and worked on the design of the FBI headquarters in Washington, was killed when two vehicles struck the bicycle he was riding outside Chicago. Jahn, 81, was struck Saturday afternoon while riding north on a village street in Campton Hills, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Chicago. Jahn failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection and was struck by the two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, Campton Hills Police Chief Steven Miller said in a news release.
A 12-year-old reportedly died after getting punched in the head by a fellow classmate, local news reported. The student, Romy Vilsaint, told his family that someone punched him in exchange for one dollar. New York police and the Department of Education are investigating this incident.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday compared the GOP to the ill-fated Titanic passenger liner. GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois on Sunday likened the Republican Party to the Titanic as House Conference Chair Liz Cheney's potential ouster from leadership continues to roil lawmakers.
A viral TikTok video has opened a new lead for Washington State police in a nearly two-decades old unsolved child kidnapping case, authorities have said. In a recent clip on the video-sharing platform, a man can be seen interviewing a woman in Culiacán, Sinaloa, in northwest Mexico who says in Spanish she is 22-years-old and may have been kidnapped, NBC News reported. Police have confirmed that following tip-offs they are investigating the TikTok video in relation to Sofia's disappearance and thanked members of the public for raising it to their attention.
An Australian couple fed their Arab Bull puppies a vegan diet consisting of grains and chickpeas. One of the dogs was rehomed, but the other puppy - Roo - was euthanized. An Australian couple has been banned from owning pets for three years and fined around $7,000 for feeding their emaciated dogs a vegan diet, according to ABC Australia.
Arizona's top election official is receiving harassment during continued election controversy. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told Insider that it's making it harder for her office to do its job. More than six months and two audits after the 2020 presidential election, Arizona Republicans are still legitimizing election conspiracies by paying a private contractor to conduct what they describe as an audit and recount of all the votes cast in Maricopa County.
Melinda Gates reportedly considered divorce for two years before officially filing for one. Melinda Gates has been meeting with divorce lawyers for years before deciding to split up from Bill Gates, the Wall Street Journal reported. The decision rocked the philanthropic and tech communities but was a long time coming, according to the Journal.
The Villages in Florida – one of the biggest retirement communities in the world – is known as a place for fresh starts and new beginnings. There was lots of shouting and lots of applause, and lots of cheering of Donald Trump. Greene, who was stripped of her position on a congressional committee for her promotion of QAnon and other conspiracy theories, was quick to boast about her outsider status.
year-old Isaac Jackson, who was a passenger, and the driver, were inside the car when someone fired multiple rounds at them, police say. Jackson died at the scene.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk poked fun at himself during his Saturday Night Live monologue, joking about his lack of "intonational variation," his marijuana-themed appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, the spelling of his son's name, and some of his odder tweets. "Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things," Musk said, seemingly addressing the controversy surrounding the show's choice to have him host. Musk also revealed he has Asperger's syndrome, reportedly marking the first time he has spoken publicly about the diagnosis.
Archaeologists have found the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome, Italy. The Neanderthals were allegedly hunted and mauled to death by hyenas, experts say. Archaeologists have discovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals who were hunted and mauled to death by a pack of hyenas in a cave just outside Rome, the Italian Culture Ministry announced Saturday.
A Fort Myers area nurse stole a surgical anesthetic during her shift, injected herself with it and was found passed out in a utility closet, the state said. That's according to the emergency restriction order (ERO) put on the license of registered nurse Trinia Ellis, who was working at Lehigh Regional Medical Center. The order prevents Ellis from practicing nursing until the Intervention Program for Nurses (IPN), which monitors impaired nurses, tells the Florida Department of Health that Ellis is safe to practice again.
United just began flying between New York City and California again for the first time since 2015. Flights use John F. Kennedy International Airport and are flown by a premium-configured Boeing 767-300ER offering 46 business class seats, 22 premium economy seats, and 99 economy seats. In economy, however, many of the most desirable seats are dubbed "Economy Plus" and come at a premium, with few options to get a good seat for those that don't want to pay up.
Many Democrats have already credited voting rights activist Stacey Abrams for helping the party get a landmark win in Georgia during the 2020 election, and now Ms Abrams has her sights on an even bigger victory than flipping a reliably red state: she says she “absolutely” wants to run for president one day. "Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely," she told CBS Sunday Morning, in an interview airing tomorrow.
The April 28 front-page story “Tarrant defense lawyers want investigation of medical examiner” has another side. You might consider what he has accomplished in the last 42 years and how he gained an international reputation. Jennifer Rubin, in her May 5 column, “Hey, whatever happened to our country's border crisis?” (15A) says Republicans have lost interest in the border crisis.
Avelo Airlines is coming to the East Coast with a new base in New Haven, Connecticut. Routes have not yet been announced but it's likely Avelo will offer flights across the East Coast and Southeast. Avelo is spending $1.2 million as part of a larger $100 million investment to modernize the airport.
Even after a guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin, many Black parents still “live in fear” for what police could do to their children – even if they're related to some of the most powerful people in the world. That's according to former first lady Michelle Obama, who began trending on social media after describing in an interview with CBS This Morning how she worries every time her two daughters leave the house. We're all breathing a sigh of relief over the verdict, but there's still work to be done,” Ms Obama told anchor Gayle King.
A Pennsylvania lawsuit said Tesla was in breach of its contract after raising a Solar Roof price. The suit, filed by Philip Dahlin and Mary Arndtsen, said it would seek federal class-action status. The increase "was a significant disappointment," Dahlin told Insider.
Maryland's Republican Governor Larry Hogan critisised the “circular firing squad where we're just attacking our own party” as congressional Republicans mull whether to oust third-ranking GOP Rep Liz Cheney from her leadership spot for voting to impeach Donald Trump after his “stolen” election lies fuelled the Capitol insurrection. It just bothers me that you have to swear fealty to the 'dear leader' or you get kicked out of the party,” he told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. His comments follow remarks from South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who admitted to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday that it's unlikely the party can “move forward” without the former president.
Insider spoke with borrowers with debt burdens they fear won't be paid in their lifetimes. At 59 years old, David Wise has $236,485 of outstanding student loans, according to documents reviewed by Insider. "I feel like I've actually been responsible, and I've paid a considerable amount of money on my student loans," Wise said.
Researchers at Cornell University are developing technology that can charge an electric car while its in motion. US highways could embed the roads with metal plates that charge the cars as they drive over them. The project is about five years away from a roll out, but can already power most electric vehicles.
“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.”