Jamal Khashoggi's long and complicated relationship with Osama bin Laden is the subject of Episode 3 of the new season of the Yahoo News podcast "Conspiracyland."Open to multiple interpretations »
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 common sense 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.
An Asian American college student in San Diego ended up at the hospital after being attacked by “older and larger” individuals over beach space last week. What happened: Kobe La, who suffered serious injuries, was out with his friends at Ocean Beach on June 15 when the attack happened just after 9 p.m. In an Instagram post, his aunt, Jovian, recalled the incident as a fight over beach space.
California will pay off the accumulated unpaid rent that has piled up during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AP reports. The big picture: A little over 2% of people in California who have applied for rent relief during the pandemic have received it, KQED reports. The state has accrued $5.2 billion from various federal aid packages to pay off people's rent, which should be enough to get the job done, Jason Elliott, senior counselor to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on housing and homelessness, told AP.
Donald Trump wanted to send Americans who had Covid to Guantanamo Bay to stop them spreading the disease across the United States, a new book has claimed. In the early stages of the pandemic, it is alleged that Mr Trump suggested that Americans infected abroad should not be brought back home for care, but should instead be isolated at the military base in Cuba.
When researchers looked at the marijuana habits of a group of people ages 18 to 30, and then again 25 years later, one finding rose above the fog: For every five years of lighting up, your ability to recall common words slides. At the beginning of the study, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, 84 percent of the group reported using marijuana, while less than 12 percent reported still smoking it 25 years later. During the follow-up, participants were given standard cognitive tests that measured three things: processing speed (for example, solving simple math problems), verbal memory (word recall), and higher-level skills that show how well different parts of the brain are working together.
Three California kids vacationing in Florida tied a rope around an alligator and dragged it to shore from the water at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Brevard County, FOX 11 Los Angeles and Florida Today reported. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office responded Thursday evening, according to Florida Today. The incident involved California youths who are 16, 8 and 6.
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson is set to become the DUP's next leader, as he warned Boris Johnson on Monday that the "failure" to fix the Northern Ireland Protocol could throw the future of power-sharing into doubt. In what is expected to be an effective "coronation", Sir Jeffrey, the party's Westminster leader, has confirmed his second leadership bid and is now poised to replace Edwin Poots, who was forced out last week. Urging the DUP to set aside weeks of fierce infighting, Sir Jeffrey said the party needed to "unite in the face of the threats posed to Northern Ireland by the protocol".
A massive explosion on Friday off Florida's east coast was so intense that it registered a 3.9 in earthquake terms. All the commotion was for our national security, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. Apparently, America is getting a new aircraft carrier, and before it heads to battle it needs to get the kinks, if any, worked out.
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 large tornado swept through suburbs southwest of Chicago Sunday night, causing numerous injuries, damaging several homes and vehicles, bringing down trees and power lines and leaving tens of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. Officials of Naperville said five people were brought to a hospital. One was in critical condition.
Underwater avalanche continued for two days Science drill ship sets depth record off Japan Oceans' extreme depths measured in precise detail The achievement to date still leaves, of course, four-fifths of Earth's oceans without a contemporary depth sounding. But the GEBCO initiative is confident the data deficit can be closed this decade with a concerted global effort. "It doesn't matter whether you operate a high-tech fleet of ships or you're just a simple boat-owner - every piece of data matters in this giant jigsaw we're making," said project director, Jamie McMichael-Phillips.
In an interview with a local reporter from GoLocalProv, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. defended his family's membership in the Bailey's Beach Club in Newport, which has been described as being “all white,” saying, “It's a long tradition in Rhode Island.
Members of the Missouri Highway Patrol have resumed their search for a missing boater who dove into Smithville Lake to retrieve an item that had fallen overboard, a spokesman said Monday. The woman, believed to be in her 30s and from the Kansas City area, disappeared under the water around 4 p.m. Sunday and didn't resurface, said Sgt. Bill Lowe, a spokesman for the Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop A. “We haven't determined if after she dove in if she hit her head or what happened,” Lowe said.
Singer Nina Simone's granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of bullying her mother to the point that she almost committed suicide when Harris was serving as California's attorney general. “As I said before, Ask her why she separated my family,” Simone's granddaughter, ReAnna Simone Kelly, said of Harris on Twitter. Simone Kelly's remarks came in response to a Twitter user questioning the need for Nina Simone's estate to maintain a social media presence, which the younger Simone said was out of the family's control.
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Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it continues northeast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm will likely peter out in the next 24 hours. Claudette, the third named storm of the season, is moving east-northeast at 28 mph with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph with higher gusts, according to the 11 a.m. advisory.
A 6-year-old was killed in a crash on a Midlands road that left two other people in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said Monday. Sahliyah Haynes is the girl from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who was identified as the child who died at the scene of June 18 accident on Interstate 77, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Overall, there were eight people in the SUV that was being driven south on I-77 by a Pennsylvania man, Jones said.
After a winter storm caused icy road conditions and a mass power outage in Texas, a partnership between a group of car enthusiasts and a Fort Worth youth shelter was formed. The organization helps human trafficking victims and opened the first center catering to youth up to the age of 22 in Tarrant County in October. The center, called the Underground, is located inside One Safe Place in Fort Worth.
She posted the mournful 14-line dirge called Shabvahini Ganga (A hearse called Ganga - the Indian name for river Ganges) on her Facebook page, where she has more than 15,000 followers. The Gujarati-language poem speaks about the wrath of the virus, leaving a trail of death and devastation in its wake. Khakhar writes about floating corpses, funeral pyres and the crematoria chimneys melting under the load of the burning dead.
Drivers in black Toyotas engaged in a rolling shootout on Interstate 95 as Monday morning's rush hour began in Northeast Miami-Dade, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The bullets between the Toyota Venza and the Toyota Camry flew around 7 a.m. as the two cars barreled down I-95's southbound lanes, FHP said, parallel to the Northwest 151st Street exit on the northbound side. FHP and Miami-Dade police are investigating what troopers termed “a road rage incident.”
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A teenager was killed Sunday night on a Midlands road in a crash with a downed tree, the Kershaw County Coroner's Office said. Roy Henry Munn died at the scene, Coroner David West said Monday morning. Information on what caused the tree to fall into the road was not available, but there were multiple severe thunderstorms in the Midlands Sunday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Claudette moved through the area.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday commemorating emancipation. From the halls of Congress to school boards, some on the right are trying to stifle honest education about racism and the ways it costs us all. In recent weeks, former Vice President Mike Pence has said that systemic racism is a “left-wing myth.” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has tried to stop a Biden appointee in part because she is a fan of prize-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi, who writes about anti-racism.
The Israeli military put a high-powered laser weapon system on an aircraft. The Israeli Ministry of Defense said the plane shot down all of the unmanned aircraft it engaged. The Israeli military used a plane armed with a high-powered laser to intercept and shoot down several unmanned aircraft in flight in a first-of-its-kind test for the Israeli armed forces, which are constantly searching for new ways to counter airborne threats like rockets and drones from Gaza and elsewhere.
Two Michigan sisters died in a head-on crash along Interstate 75 Sunday, and their father saw it happen. Kaele Polzin, 22, and Sara Polzin, 16, were passengers in a Toyota Prius that was headed north on the freeway in Bagley Township, WDIV reported. Their dad was in the car ahead of them, and they were all on their way to a family vacation, he told Michigan police.
“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.”