The North Korean leader's sibling dismissed prospects for an early resumption of diplomacy, saying U.S. expectations of talks would "plunge them into a greater disappointment."Impasse over nuclear program »
Former President Barack Obama put his weight behind Sen. Joe Manchin's voting rights proposal in Congress, urging Republicans to join with Democrats to pass the legislation. Obama said that the Manchin proposal is “a product of compromise,” and that it is “an effort by maybe the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, or maybe the most conservative Democrat in Congress … to come up with some commonsense reforms that the majority of Americans agree with, that Democrats and Republicans can agree with. Obama said he was taking the unusual step of commenting on a debate in Congress because the stakes for the country are high, in his view.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) vetoed 20 bills passed by the GOP-controlled state Legislature, most of them announced Monday, The Texas Tribune reports. Abbott canceled two criminal justice reform bills prioritized by House Speaker Dade Phelan (R), a bill requiring schools to teach high school and middle school students about child abuse prevention and domestic violence, another one expanding rural broadband access, and legislation offering reduced penalties for criminal trespassing, arguing it would hurt tools to arrest homeless people and immigrants at the border.
Ms Murugayan, 40, had pleaded guilty to a number of charges including culpable homicide against Ms Piang. The judge said the prosecution had painted a "shocking" picture of how the 24-year old woman was tortured, humiliated, starved and ultimately killed. He said the case was "one of the worst cases of culpable homicide" in the city-state and that words could not accurately describe the level of abuse the young woman had to endure in the month before her death.
Businesses are paying tariffs on EU goods sent to Northern Ireland via Britain because of the customs border in the Irish Sea created by a Brexit withdrawal agreement. Companies have to pay more money to send the goods from Britain to Northern Ireland, even though they meet EU standards because they were made in Europe. A government reimbursement scheme on tariffs paid on goods sold in Northern Ireland is not yet up and running, which risks causing additional cash flow problems for businesses.
The wave of detentions comes five months before elections in which President Daniel Ortega is expected to run for a fourth consecutive term. Why speaking out in Nicaragua is getting tough Nicaragua opposition figure put under house arrest Recent actions taken by Nicaragua's government "have put the integrity and freedom of various opposition figures (including presidential candidates), activists and Nicaraguan businessmen at risk," Argentina and Mexico's joint statement said. Both countries would continue to "promote the full respect" of human rights and civil and political freedoms, it added.
A woman was shot in the face during a road rage encounter on a North Carolina highway, and the other driver was arrested and jailed, authorities said. Emergency responders took 43-year-old Angela Mischelle Duncan of Gastonia to a hospital after a bullet hit her on U.S. 321 South near the Gaston-Lincoln county line, Lincoln County sheriff's investigators said. Deputies dispatched to the scene found both cars pulled over on the shoulder of the road, investigators said.
Markeveus Nance gave his mother a hug and told her he loved her. When she walked away that night of June 19, 2001, the 16-year-old boy sitting alone at a picnic table didn't know it would be the last time he'd see her. Lillian Lawren Nance left her mother's birthday party in Gastonia on Sunshine Avenue to go buy cigarettes.
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A community in the Philippines has been raffling off huge sacks of rice in exchange for getting vaccinated against COVID-19, after finding it hard to persuade people to get their shots. Twenty weekly winners who get their shots in Sucat on the outskirts of the capital Manila have been taking home a 25 kg (55 pound) sack of rice each. Local official Jeramel Mendoza said the initiative was targeting mainly poorer residents, who were not so keen on vaccinations.
Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it rapidly continues northeast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm will likely peter out in the next 24 hours. The remnants of Claudette, the third named storm of the season, are moving east-northeast at 29 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph with higher gusts, according to the 11 p.m. advisory.
But the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that eight in 10 people over the age of 16 now have antibodies to Covid. For the whole population, including children, nearly seven in 10 have immunity – 54 per cent higher than the modellers predicted. The percentage of those with immunity is likely to be higher still because many under-16s will have had a previous infection and the data only runs up to June 7, meaning it does not include vaccinations and infections in the last fortnight.
A man was killed Tuesday morning in Kansas City after someone shot into a home, according to police, who are investigating the homicide. Officers were called at about 4 a.m. to the 1900 block of East 24th Terrace, near Michigan Avenue, on a “nature unknown call,” Sgt. Jake Becchina, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, said in an email. Officers were told that someone outside a home fired multiple shots into a home on the corner, Becchina said.
One person was killed Monday when a car ran off a Midlands road and flipped over multiple times, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Khalia Woods died of blunt force injuries, Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker said Tuesday. The 17-year-old Sumter resident was one of two passengers in the car, said Trooper Nick Pye of Highway Patrol.
Iran's next president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hard-liner accused of involvement in mass executions. Raisi supports reviving the 2015 nuclear deal but could cause headaches for Biden on other issues. Trump's confrontations with Iran helped empower hard-liners like Raisi.
Iran's president-elect said Monday he wouldn't meet with President Biden nor negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week's election.
A father who took his 7-week-old daughter to a medical center with severe head injuries is now accused of killing the infant, Kentucky police say. Del'Shawn Banks, 23, took his baby to a Norton Children's pediatrician office, whose staff notified officials after seeing the child's injuries, Louisville police said. The girl was unresponsive and medical staff were attempting life-saving measures when police arrived, according to an arrest citation.
What to do if you encounter a bear while biking A calm mind and knowledge about the types of bears you might run into are your most valuable assets, according to experts with Recreational Equipment, Inc, an outdoor co-op. All bears can get scared when a biker who's skidding through sharp turns and speeding downhill disrupts their peaceful rummaging for berries. But with grizzlies, a startling experience can more quickly turn into an aggressive one compared to black bears.
A man and woman were discovered fatally shot inside their Detroit home Monday, while their baby was unharmed, police say. Officers found the couple shot to death Monday around 4:15 p.m. at the home in Detroit's north side, the police department said. “Some family members came to check, they hadn't heard anything from anybody in a minute,” neighbor Irene Walker told WJBK.
Tinder's signature "swipe left, swipe right" approach to match-making is no longer enough to satisfy singles used to lockdown dating, its CEO has said. People used to match in order to meet in real life, Jim Lanzone told the BBC - but that changed when virtual dating became the norm in lockdowns. Now the dating app is shifting towards more "holistic" profiles so users can get to know each other better online.
The Durham Police Department on Monday identified a man killed in a weekend shooting as 21-year-old Fabian Jose Aldana-Tesco. When officers arrived, they found Aldana-Tesco injured and lying in the parking lot, according to a news release Sunday. Witnesses said he was shot during an argument, according to police.
A federal appeals court Monday blocked a lower court's decision to throw out California's ban on assault weapons. US District Judge Roger T. Benitez earlier in June struck down California's decades-long ban. A three-judge federal appeals court on Monday blocked a lower court's controversial ruling that found California's decades-old ban on assault weapons unconstitutional.
While making a speech to advance the For the People Act in the Senate on Tuesday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said there is a “rot at the center of the modern Republican Party” over efforts to restrict voting after former President Donald Trump's “big lie” of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Two young men and a woman, suspected of an armed robbery outside a Hialeah hotel, led police officers on a dramatic car chase that wound up in Broward County. Their silver Mercedes-Benz was eventually stopped in Hollywood, the three were taken into custody and the case might have remained largely anonymous, except for one thing. The backseat passenger, an 18-year-old named Gabriel Rodriguez, was discovered with a gunshot wound to the neck — presumably from a police bullet.
Taiwan's government has recalled all but one of its officials working in its Hong Kong trade office. Hong Kong mandated that the Taiwanese staff sign a document acknowledging the "One China" principle for their visas to be renewed. The Taiwanese refused to sign the document because it's at odds with their government's foreign policy.
In a highly-publicized case, Kylr Yust was found guilty in April 2021 of killing two of his former girlfriends who went missing roughly 10 years apart in Cass County, Missouri. The case began when 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky was reported missing in May 2007. Another one of Yust's former girlfriends, 21-year-old Jessica Runions, then was last seen alive in September 2016.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”