According to a new poll, California Gov. Gavin Newsom's numbers have recovered along with his state's success at handling the coronavirus pandemic.Little support left for recall effort »
In a dramatic shift that comes amid fighting in the Gaza strip and clashes between Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel, right-wing kingmaker Naftali Bennett has announced he will no longer seek an alternative government to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Why it matters: Bennett had been on the verge of a power-sharing deal with centrist opposition leader Yair Lapid that would have made him prime minister for two years until Lapid rotated into the job. Without Bennett, Lapid has no path to a majority, and Israel will almost certainly head for its fifth election since 2019 with Netanyahu still in his post.
The person suspected of attacking an Asian woman with a hammer last week near Times Square has been arrested, police said Wednesday. Ebony Jackson, 37, has been charged with two counts each of felony assault, felony criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction and menacing, according to the New York City Police Department. The attack occurred about 8:40 p.m. ET May 2 on West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th avenues, in Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan, police said.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday as infections stayed below 400,000, and extended the interval between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to up to 16 weeks amid a dire shortage of shots in the country. Experts remain unsure when numbers will peak and concern is growing about the transmissibility of the variant that is driving infections in India and spreading worldwide. Bhramar Mukherjee, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan, said most models had predicted a peak this week and that the country could be seeing signs of that trend.
Philadelphia's top health official was compelled to resign Thursday after the city's mayor learned partial human remains from the 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black organization had been cremated and disposed of without notifying family members. Mayor Jim Kenney said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley made the decision regarding remains of the MOVE bombing victims several years ago. The announcement of Farley's ouster came by design on the 36th anniversary of the MOVE bombing, after Kenney consulted victims' family members.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during Wednesday's press briefing that cybersecurity will be included in President Biden's multi-trillion-dollar American Jobs Plan amid a ransomware attack on gas pipelines.
The principal of a Texas elementary school was killed Wednesday by her husband, who then killed himself, Texas officials say. The death of 35-year-old Erica Rene Allen occurred in the front yard of her home and was witnessed by neighbors, according to the League City Police Department. Allen is the principal at Heights Elementary School in Texas City.
President Joe Biden told Americans on Thursday that the lifting of the rule on indoor mask wearing was "a great day" in the fight against Covid-19 and that they could now "smile again." The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Thursday said fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor settings, heralding a major step back to normalcy in America. Dr Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, said data now showed the "real world effectiveness of the vaccines."
Director Joss Whedon's Canadian wife could be deported because he's gone by the name "Joss" for so long, instead of his legal birth name "Joseph," The Toronto Sun reports. Whedon married Heather Horton in February, and is required to provide his birth certificate to prove his U.S. citizenship for her green card process. But Whedon has been using his nickname, "Joss," on his documents for "decades," including on his driver's license and his passport, meaning he can't get a copy of his birth certificate, where his name is still "Joseph," very easily.
The Biden administration is sending a top State Department official to help de-escalate the violence between Israel and Hamas. Hady Amr, the department's top official for Israeli-Palestinian issues, will travel to the war-torn region to help defuse the conflict, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Wednesday. “I've asked Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hady Amr to go to the region immediately to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders,” Mr Blinken said at a press conference.
Rudy Giuliani, who faces looming legal threats, has hired two attorneys who defended the disgraced sex offender and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, following FBI raids on the former New York mayor's office and home. According to court filings on Wednesday, Arthur Aidala and Barry Kamins informed the US District Court for the Southern District of New York that they will appear on behalf of Mr Giuliani. It follows twin raids on an apartment and offices belonging to Mr Giuliani, a former mayor of New York and attorney for Donald Trump, in April.
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Newsmax host Greg Stinchfield has been pulled from his show for the remainder of the week. Stinchfield described Israel as the "home country" of Jewish Americans. Former Fox News host Eric Bolling announced he will fill in on Thursday and Friday nights.
The closure of vital bridge that runs over the Mississippi River and connects Tennessee and Arkansas is sparking concerns about potential shipping delays across the country. A large crack on the Interstate 40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge was discovered during a routine inspection on Tuesday, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation. The bridge will remain closed to interstate and river traffic while crews investigate the extent of the crack and repair the beam, according to the Tennessee Department Transportation, which shares responsibility of the bridge with Arkansas.
Five days after Ryan Scott Blinston had finished trimming trees at Loreen and Homer Severs' California home last May, the 37-year-old decided to go back and take care of some unfinished business. After forcing his way into the elderly couple's house in Los Molinos, about two hours outside of Sacramento, Blinston cut both of their throats—instantly killing 88-year-old Loreen, authorities say. While her 91-year-old husband miraculously survived, the attack marked the start of a grisly two-month crime spree, during which Blinston allegedly killed two other people he targeted while working for a tree-trimming service.
The First Lady paid a visit to a high school in Charleston to promote vaccines for young people with Senator Joe Manchin, upon whom the hopes of the Biden administration's ambitious agenda rest. Mr Manchin, arguably the most conservative Democratic lawmaker in a Senate where the party holds a majority of one, today wields enormous influence over the direction of the country as the White House seeks his support to fund infrastructure and jobs programmes. His vote would be necessary to achieve the threshold needed to pass budget reconciliation measures if a deal is not reached with Republicans.
American and Egyptian mediators are heading to Israel to begin de-escalation talks, but the antagonists face critical political decisions before they will agree to begin discussions on ending the violence. Both Israel and Hamas first have to find ways to spin a narrative of victory for their publics, analysts say, but the task will be easier for Hamas than for Israel. Israel's caretaker prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has to calculate the impact of the fighting on his own political fortunes, made more complicated by the internal unrest between Jews and Israeli Arabs in numerous cities inside Israel.
A San Francisco man said he'll keep riding in the back seat after his arrest, KTVU reports. Param Sharma said he is "very rich" and will keep buying Teslas as his cars are impounded. Tesla sells a feature called Full Self-Driving Capability, but it doesn't make cars autonomous.
It has been revealed that a mysterious condition called Havana syndrome has affected more than 130 US personnel as Joe Biden's administration steps up its response to the unusual incidents, a report has said. The New York Times reports that current and former officials say that more employees than previously thought have been affected by the condition. While there were around 60 initial publicly confirmed cases, not including those of CIA officers whose total was undisclosed, the new total adds cases in Europe and elsewhere in Asia, The Times reports.
Donald Trump asked for the National Guard to protect his supporters at the January 6 Capitol rally. Hundreds of attendants at the rally went on to storm the Capitol. President Donald Trump asked for National Guard troops to be deployed to protect his supporters at the rally on January 6 that culminated in hundreds of those supporters violently storming the Capitol, his former acting defense secretary told lawmakers on Wednesday.
An open letter signed by 124 retired US military officers has called President Biden's health into question, earning a strong rebuke from Hillary Clinton and others. “The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored,” wrote Flag Officers 4 America, an organisation of former generals and admirals. As evidence, the letter only cites “recent Democrat leadership's inquiries about nuclear code procedures”, which it interprets as “raising the question about who is in charge”.
As a kid, if I wasn't watching a Disney movie, I was reading a Disney book, coloring Disney drawings, or going on a trip to the Disney parks. But as hard as it was to wait all those years to achieve my dream of working at the Disney parks, it was even more difficult to walk away from the job when I realized it was no longer the right fit. The Disney College Program gave me the opportunity to turn my dream into a reality Growing up in Illinois, I wasn't really sure how I was going to achieve my goal of working at Disney.
In a shocking incident, a two-year-old shot his parents and wounded himself with a gun that he picked up from his parents' nightstand on Wednesday morning, the police said. Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry told the media that the toddler picked up the handgun that was on the nightstand and shot his father and mother and was struck by the recoil of the gun in his face. All three were taken to Mid Coast Hospital for treatment and police have confirmed that the family is now safe.
As the Manhattan district attorney's criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump enters its final stages, officials in Florida are preparing for "thorny extradition issues that could arise" from a statute in the Sunshine State, Politico Playbook first reported on Thursday. Two officials involved in the "contingency plans" told Politico that law-enforcement personnel in Palm Beach County were looking at what to do if Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s investigation results in an indictment while Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump is residing at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the next few months.
President Joe Biden is approaching the end of his fourth month in office with a steady approval rating from a majority of Americans, who have largely backed his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. A new poll by the Associated Press released this week found that 63 per cent of Americans approved of his work as president in his first 100 days in office. The survey done in association with NORC Centre for Public Affairs Research found that about 71 per cent of Americans, and 47 per cent of Republicans, agreed with the president's response to the pandemic.
During the gloomiest stretches of the pandemic, Dr. Diona Krahn's veterinary clinic has been a puppy fest, overrun with new four-legged patients.
“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.”