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' »
Another Kentucky resident has been arrested and charged with participating in the Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, the FBI announced Wednesday. Kurt Peterson, a Hodgenville resident, was arrested by federal officials Wednesday morning, the FBI said. He's charged with obstructing an official proceeding, destruction of government property and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, according to the FBI.
When they forced their way inside, they found a hellish scene, with body parts belonging to the murderer's mother packed into food containers inside the fridge and in other areas of the house. Some police officers were reportedly physically sick when hearing Sánchez Gómez relate that he had killed his mother by strangling her during a dispute, sometime between January and February, before cutting up her body with a saw and kitchen knives. The idea was to make her body disappear,” he said, admitting that he “occasionally” ate parts of her body, while storing others and throwing some out with the rubbish inside plastic bags.
Death row inmate Brad Sigmon, 63, is scheduled to die in the electric chair at 6 p.m. at the Broad River Road Correctional Institution in Columbia, which houses death row inmates and is the center where executions in the state are carried out, according to the state Department of Corrections. Sigmon, who was sentenced in 2002 for the murder of his ex-girlfriend's parents, is the first inmate scheduled to die under South Carolina's new execution law, signed by Gov. Henry McMaster in May.
The Legislative Fiscal Research Division and the Office of State Management and Budget, which is part of Gov. Roy Cooper's administration, says that revenue collections have surged since its February 2021 forecast. Everyone also can agree on this: A surplus in the billions isn't a bad thing, considering the alternative, but it's far from an optimal thing.
Russian authorities are investigating a possible new Covid variant amid a sudden spike in cases. On Wednesday the country reported 13,397 new cases - around half of which were in the capital, Moscow - and 396 deaths. The more transmissible Delta variant - now detected in 74 countries and behind India's devastating second wave of Covid - has been identified in Russia but there are also fears that a new Moscow variant might be behind the recent spike in cases.
A suspect in the February killing of a 22-year-old Arlington man in Euless was arrested Tuesday night after a massive search at a Dallas nature center that lasted more than three hours. Euless police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jose Rodriguez. Rodriguez was arrested without incident at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas, according to Dallas police.
A 7-year-old who loved animals died after dogs attacked him in his South Carolina neighborhood, his dad said. Shamar Sherif Jackson and his brother were looking for their chihuahua when they encountered a pack of dogs on Sunday night, their dad said. “They couldn't get away because it was so many dogs coming from different directions,” Carnell Jackson, the children's father, said in a phone interview.
Joshua Tree National Park officials found a body in the park days after they began searching for a missing man. Patrick Lynn Welz, a 38-year-old from Twentynine Palms, was last seen on June 5 leaving for a drive to Riverside to visit his father, according to the National Park Service. Five days later, he was reported missing to the National Park Service.
Public health officials are worried about the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but two U.K. studies published Monday found that two doses of leading vaccines offer "very, very substantial" protection against the new, highly transmissible strain, Aziz Sheikh, director of the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute and lead author of one of the two studies, tells The Wall Street Journal. One analysis by Public Health England of more than 14,000 Delta infections found that two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reduced the risk of hospitalization by 96 percent, while a double dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine lowered the risk by 92 percent.
Trevor Reed got a long prison sentence over claims he drunkenly assaulted Moscow police officers. Joe Biden is expected to bring up Reed's case while meeting with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. In an NBC News interview this week, Putin called Reed "just a drunk" who "got himself s---faced."
Authorities in California's agricultural heartland weren't looking for a military assault rifle when they went to investigate the domestic assault case, but they found one.
Board of Education decision of 1954 along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent state and federal legislation would change America. I believed that the majority of white Americans would accept the premise that civil rights were meant for all Americans, black and white, Asian-Americans, every citizen. The election of an African American president in 2008 I thought was the beginning of a new era.
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.
Liz Cheney rebuked Paul Gosar for saying that the Capitol Police "executed" Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt, one of the Jan. 6 rioters, was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer. "It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day," Cheney said.
The Cuban central bank's decision to temporarily stop accepting cash deposits in U.S. dollars at its banks will make life more expensive for people who receive hard currency through remittancesm as they will need to convert the greenback into other currencies, losing a percentage in foreign-exchange and transaction fees. The monetary authority announced last week that it would temporarily stop accepting cash deposits in dollars, saying that tighter U.S. sanctions are making it difficult to use the currency abroad. The bank is giving Cubans until June 20 to deposit U.S. dollars into their accounts, with the measures taking effect the following day.
Honolulu police officer Geoffrey H.L. Thom has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap. Police have refused to release body camera footage of the shooting. Thom had claimed Sykap rammed him with his vehicle, but Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Van Marter said the unreleased body camera footage didn't show that.
Lumber prices have started to come down from historically high levels — but some experts don't expect them to return to normal anytime soon. Supply shortages coupled with increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic drove prices sky-high, soaring to about $1,500 per 1,000 board feet in May and increasing by nearly 250% between April 2020 and April 2021, according to a National Association of Home Builders analysis. Kyle Little, chief operating officer at Sherwood Lumber, told Fox Business that price points reached an “unsustainable” level and that the recent decline was “inevitable.”
Conditions at Guantánamo Bay have worsened under Biden, VICE News reported. Prisoners and their advocates told the outlet that conditions had rapidly changed over the past few months. Conditions at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba have rapidly worsened under the Biden administration, prisoners and their advocates told VICE News.
For all of Gov. Ron DeSantis' appalling political stances — from making it harder to vote by mail to picking a fight with the cruise industry over “vaccine passports” — he's consistently been on the right side of one issue: protecting the Everglades. On Tuesday, DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet rejected a judge's ruling that the planned extension of 836/Dolphin Expressway violates Miami-Dade County's development rules to protect water supply, agriculture lands and wetlands. Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried was the only Cabinet member who voted to uphold the judge's decision.
Ghislaine Maxwell is again complaining about the conditions inside a New York jail. Vermin poop is raining down on her and raw sewage is flowing through her cell, she claimed in court papers. Maxwell is being held without bail as she awaits trial on accusations she helped Jeffrey Epstein abuse underage girls.
Gavin Grimm, the transgender student at the center of a years-long legal struggle over school bathrooms, is now in his 20s. While Grimm has moved on from the school – and a casual observer could be forgiven for thinking his dispute was resolved – his case is back at the Supreme Court, along with the underlying question of whether public schools may ban transgender students from using a restroom that reflects their gender identity. Grimm's lawsuit drew a barrage of headlines five years ago when the Supreme Court initially agreed to hear it, and it returns at a time when conservative states are enacting laws to restrict transgender athletes, bar discussion of gender identity in classrooms without parental consent, and make it harder to change the sex assigned on a birth certificate.
Tensions around Taiwan have escalated in recent months, with US officials warning of potential China action. Those warnings focus on a potential invasion attempt by China, which has increased its military activity in the area. But Taiwan and the US face a threat short of an invasion: a Chinese blockade that could cut Taipei off from the world.
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The Manhattan district attorney's office appears to have entered the final stages of a criminal tax investigation into Donald Trump's long-serving chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, setting up the possibility he could face charges this summer, according to people with knowledge of the matter. In recent weeks, a grand jury has been hearing evidence about Weisselberg, who is facing intense scrutiny from prosecutors as they seek his cooperation with a broader investigation into Trump and the Trump Organization, the people with knowledge of the matter said. The prosecutors have obtained Weisselberg's personal tax returns, the people said, providing the fullest picture yet of his finances.
“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.”