Falling rates of coronavirus infections across the U.S. mask the harsh reality that the overwhelming majority of those sick and hospitalized have one thing in common.'We're all seeing the same thing' »
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) accused Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) Tuesday of lying about the Capitol Police officers who helped defend the building from pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6, following Gosar's comment on the officer who fatally shot rioter Ashli Babbitt that day. Why it matters: Cheney accused Gosar, who has repeatedly downplayed the severity of the insurrection, of repeating "disgusting and despicable" lies about what happened. Gosar in a hearing with FBI director Christopher Wray on Tuesday demanded to know why the FBI did not disclose the name of the officer that shot Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, in the left shoulder as she was climbing through a broken window on a door into the Speaker's Lobby, which is located just off the House chamber floor.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said his meeting with President Biden in Switzerland on Wednesday was hostility-free, adding that "on the contrary … it was very constructive." Putin described Biden as a "balanced and professional man, and it's clear that he's very experienced," and said "it seems to me that we did speak the same language." Putin was asked about allegations of Russian human rights abuses, and in response he changed the subject to police shootings in the United States, arrests of Capitol rioters, U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, and CIA prisons in Europe.
Ethiopia's state agriculture minister said on Tuesday a majority of farmers in the Tigray region were planting crops on time, after the United Nations warned of famine in the area following conflict that has displaced more than two million people. "Current information indicates that 70% of the farmers have started their farming to cover long season crops like sorghum and maize," Sani Redi Ahmed told a news conference in the capital Addis Ababa. The federal government also expects a "significant portion" of farmers who fled the fighting to return to their land in the next month, he added.
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A Kansas City man has been charged with second-degree murder in the Sunday fatal shooting of the mother of their three children, prosecutors said Monday. Christopher Spears, 33, was also charged with armed criminal action in the killing of 32-year-old Andrea Dean, who was found shot before 10 a.m. in a residence in the 4300 block of East Linwood Boulevard, according to the Kansas City Police Department. When officers arrived, three children said their parents were arguing over a phone when their father, identified as Spears, shot Dean, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.
The opening moments of President Biden's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin devolved into chaos on Wednesday, as shoving and yelling broke out among journalists and security officials jostling inside the room where the two leaders were sitting. Driving the news: Politico's Anita Kumar, who is the White House pool reporter for the summit in Geneva, described the scene as the "most chaotic" media scuffle she has seen at a presidential event in nine years. Journalists pushed and shoved, yelling at each other to move but no one did.
The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth, the day that marks the end of slavery in the nation, a federal holiday. Democratic and Republican senators hailed the rare bipartisan measure in the evenly split chamber. Juneteenth marks the day on 19 June 1865 when enslaved black people in Texas learned they had been freed.
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.
Singing and dancing at weddings used to earn Khushi Mir enough income to take care of her family. Lockdowns to curb the coronavirus in Indian-controlled Kashmir canceled weddings and musical evenings. Bills for Mir's rented accommodation mounted.
The Chinese government has acknowledged damage to fuel rods at a nuclear power plant in the south of the country, but said no radioactivity had leaked. China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment said the problem was "common" with no need for concern. The admission comes after CNN reported that the US government was assessing a reported leak at the facility.
Gov. Greg Abbott wants you to know he's serious about Texas building its own border wall. Forget that he didn't mention it while the Legislature was in session for five months. Pay no attention to the fact that Abbott's proposal came only after his potential Republican primary rival, former state Sen. Don Huffines, made it central to his campaign.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says it would be “highly unlikely” that he'd allow President Biden to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 if Republicans were to take control of the chamber.
A topsy-turvy cockpit video recorded aboard a U.S. Navy fighter jet is making a lot of people queasy on social media. The video, shared Saturday on Facebook, shows the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels practicing over central Wisconsin's La Crosse Regional Airport. It was recorded from the perspective of Lt. Cmdr. Jim Cox, and shows the team lifting off in a cramped formation that puts the Boeing F/A-18 Hornets within about 18 inches of each other at points.
Kyung-mi (not her real name) was mocked online, sneered at by social media bullies and interrogated for hours by police and prosecutors after accusing her K-pop star boyfriend of filming her while they were having sex. She was the victim of a digital sex crime but she told the BBC that "no one was there to listen". "I was in school, young and very lonely.
A year ago, Geneva was largely down on its diplomatic luck: The Trump administration had an “America First” policy that shunned the internationalism the Swiss city epitomizes, and blasted some of its top institutions like the World Health Organization, the Human Rights Council and the World Trade Organization. The lakeside city, known as a Cold War crossroads and a hub for Swiss discretion, neutrality and humanitarianism, returns to a spotlight on the world stage Wednesday as U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin come to town for a summit. It will mark the third time that Geneva has hosted U.S. and Russian leaders' talks: The first was a multilateral meeting involving U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1955.
Top Republicans are moving to block a Senate inquiry into the Trump justice department's secret seizure of data from Democrats to hunt down leaks of classified information, fearing a close investigation could damage the former president. Trump, who is facing a mounting crisis of legal problems and political criticism, still wields huge power among Republicans, and has hinted recently at a return run for the White House. In fiery remarks, the Republican Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, criticized the rapidly expanding congressional inquiries as unnecessary and accused Democrats of embarking on “politically motivated investigations”.
After the $55,000 purchase, Read got the parcel he wanted for a personal training studio and unexpectedly, the city's water tower. "I immediately went through the necessary steps to deed the water tower back to the city of Brooksville," Read said in an email to NPR. The tower was accidentally sold to Read because of legal descriptions where the building he wanted to buy was never split off from parent property where the water tower is based, Mark Kutney, the Brooksville city manager, told NPR.
The government has also ordered 300 million doses of another vaccine from Indian firm Biological E. India has so far given more than 260 million doses of three approved vaccines - Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. With the total case tally of more than 29 million, India is now only behind the United States which has reported over 33 million cases. With 17.5 million cases, Brazil is now at number three. The country is also only the third in the world to record more than 300,000 deaths - behind the US and Brazil.
Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday at a time when US-Russia relations are at a historic low.
When Kevin Gallagher posted that he would have to find a new location for Saginaw's only ice cream parlor, he didn't expect the long lines or to run out of the frozen treats. Saginaw's mayor Todd Flippo also posted on social media asking people to stop by and buy pints of ice cream. Gallagher opened his ice cream shop almost five years ago at 1029 N. Saginaw Blvd., but he said the landlord notified him recently that he wasn't renewing the lease and that another tenant was moving in.
Italy has said that Americans can enter and bypass quarantine with a negative COVID test taken no more than 48 hours prior to entry; vaccinated travelers are not exempt from the testing requirements. Italy also noted visitors would be allowed to enter the country even if they've recently been in other EU countries. Austria travel Vaccine requirements: Vaccinated travelers need a certificate or vaccine passport.
Trump's White House pushed a bizarre election fraud conspiracy theory involving Italian satellites. Trump's chief of staff pressed officials to investigate baseless claims of election fraud. One Department of Justice official branded the conspiracy theory "pure insanity."
Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen called the rapper Monday to apologize for opposing a proclamation in honor of Black's charitable work. Bogen said he was reacting to Black's well-publicized run-ins with the law and didn't realize what good he had done. What Bogen didn't know is that Black was recording the conversation and then posted a 3-minute, 40-second video for his 10.5 million followers on Instagram.
Former US special forces veteran Michael Taylor, 60, and his son Peter, 28, pleaded guilty on Monday to helping ex-Nissan Motor chief Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan in a box aboard a private jet. The plan, prosecutors say, was Ghosn's idea, Nikkei Asia reported, and one he joked about as a "mission impossible" during a post-escape press conference in Beirut in January 2020. Ghosn, 67, currently lives in exile in his childhood home in Lebanon, likely chosen because it does not have an extradition agreement with Japan.
AstraZeneca said Tuesday that a late-stage trial failed to provide evidence that its COVID-19 antibody therapy protected people who had contact with an infected person from the disease, a small setback in its efforts to find alternatives to vaccines.
“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.”