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He returned to power in 2009, and for the past 12 years he dominated Israeli politics and came to personify Israel in the eyes of the world. But while personal grudges and political rivalries largely due to Netanyahu's preening personality have no doubt played a key role in his ouster, they do not fully account for the unyielding opposition he has engendered. It is not simply a result of individual grievances and political ambitions that Netanyahu can no longer appease or politically buy off his rivals.
Prosecutors in the trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi presented arguments on Tuesday that she incited public disorder and flouted coronavirus restrictions, part of a package of charges the ruling military junta is seen as using to discredit her and consolidate its control. Suu Kyi and other members of her government and party were arrested by the military after its Feb. 1 coup, and criminal charges were brought against some of the top figures on a litany of charges that their supporters and independent observers say are bogus. Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party had been due to start a second five-year term in office after winning a landslide victory in a general election last November.
President Joe Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, surprised locals in Falmouth, England when they dropped into Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Sunday service. The Bidens are in Cornwall, England for the Group of Seven – or G7 – summit, but locals were shocked to see the U.S. president at church ahead of the summit's final day. "I think gobsmacked is probably a very true word," Annie Fitzpatrick, who was at the service, told the Associated Press.
A supermarket cashier in the U.S. state of Georgia was shot and killed by a customer on Monday in a dispute over the wearing of a face mask before the gunman was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the store's security guard, the local sheriff said. The guard was also wounded in the incident which occurred at a little after 1 p.m. at the Big Bear Supermarket in DeKalb County, DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox told a news conference. "The wearing of the mask and not wearing of the mask, people have their own opinion about it and it is very sensitive at this time."
Between December 2020 and early January, former President Trump and his allies repeatedly pressed senior Justice Department officials to investigate baseless conspiracy theories and challenge the results of the 2020 election, according to documents released by the House Oversight Committee. Why it matters: The documents reveal new details about the extent to which Trump and his aides — including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — were willing to go to maintain power and advance the lie that the election was stolen. Details: The documents show that on Dec. 14, the day that the Electoral College met to certify results in all 50 states, Trump's assistant sent then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen materials and "talking points" about debunked election fraud claims in Michigan.
Nellie's Sports Bar located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington D.C. is under fire after a video went viral showing a security guard dragging a Black woman by her hair down a flight of stairs. The demonstrations started around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, with dozens of people rallying behind Keisha Young, 22, of Maryland, the woman seen being dragged out of the bar in video that was shared on Instagram. Young told the outlet that she did nothing to warrant the mistreatment during her visit to celebrate Pride month.
Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the island's government said, the largest reported incursion to date. While there was no immediate comment from Beijing, the news comes after the Group of Seven leaders issued a joint statement on Sunday scolding China for a series of issues and underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, comments China condemned as "slander". Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained over the last few months of repeated missions by China's air force near the self-ruled island, concentrated in the southwestern part of its air defence zone near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.
On Sunday in Washington, D.C., Kamala Harris became the first vice president to attend a Pride parade while in office.
Officials with Texas' power grid operator pleaded with residents Monday to limit their electrical usage amid soaring temperatures and a series of mechanical problems at power plants. The appeal, from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, comes four months after deadly blackouts during a winter storm left millions of people without power — and weeks after state legislators passed a package of measures aimed at fixing some of the problems exposed by the storm. Officials with the nonprofit group, which oversees 90 percent of Texas' energy production, asked residents to set their thermostats higher, turn off lights and avoid using larger appliances until Friday.
Tropical Depression Two strengthened into Tropical Storm Bill overnight in the open Atlantic, making it the second named storm of the season, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters are also watching two other disturbances, one of which is forecast to develop into a tropical depression later this week in the Gulf of Mexico and could bring 7 to 10 inches of rain to the Gulf coast, including the Panhandle. Here's what to know: Tropical Storm Bill forecast Bill was moving quickly northeast in the Atlantic near 31 mph with maximum sustained winds near 50 mph with higher gusts, according to the hurricane center's 5 a.m.
Democrats and their allies are mounting a major effort to educate Georgia voters on sweeping new voting restrictions passed by the state's Republican-led legislature ahead of next year's crucial U.S. Senate and congressional races. The push is focused heavily on minorities, particularly Black voters, who were key to Democrat Joe Biden's narrow win in Georgia and victories for two Democratic U.S. Senators in run-off contests in January. Voting-rights advocates say Black voters are most likely to be impeded by the new law.
A Shake Shack manager falsely accused of poisoning NYPD officers' shakes is suing. The false accusations happened last year, and the NYPD later found "no criminality" in the incident. The manager, Marcus Gilliam, says the incident has tarnished his reputation.
CNN correspondent Barbara Starr has branded the Trump-era Justice Department's past decision to seize her personal email and phone records, as well as those of other colleagues, a “sheer abuse of power”. In an op-ed penned for her outlet on Monday, Ms Starr accused the Trump administration of having manipulated both her and CNN when the DoJ secretly obtained her email records during a probe into news leaks. According to CNN, the DOJ informed Ms Starr on 13 May that prosecutors had procured her phone and email records dating from 1 June, 2017, to 31 July, 2017.
Microsoft says it will stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025, as it prepares to unveil a major revamp of its Windows operating system later this month. When Windows 10 was launched, Microsoft said it was intended to be the final version of the operating system. Its predecessor, Windows 7, was retired in 2020, although businesses could pay Microsoft to continue receiving updates for Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise.
Joshua and Jessica Bustle pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count in connection to the Capitol riot. Jessica Bustle's Facebook posts about the riot were included in the criminal complaint. The couple faces a maximum sentence of up to six months in prison.
Mitch McConnell, the powerful Republican minority leader, said it's “highly unlikely” he'd allow a confirmation vote on a new Supreme Court justice during the remainder of Joe Biden's presidential term if Republicans retook the Senate. I think it's highly unlikely,” he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday. In fact no, I don't think either party, if controlled, if it were different from the president, would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has been busy lately—and we don't mean manning the grill at summer barbecues. On Wednesday, he announced the Biden Department of Justice is getting to the bottom of the leak investigations within the Trump administration that led to multiple subpoenas of lawmakers' and journalists' personal information, or as Molly Jong-Fast said on this episode of The New Abnormal, “Watergate on crack. She and producer Jesse Cannon had FBI agent Peter Strzok on to explain why this is just coming to light now, and get his take on the whole affair.
Antivirus software exec John McAfee testified against his extradition to the US on Tuesday. In a Spanish court, McAfee claimed he'd spend the rest of his life behind bars if he was extradited, the AP reported. McAfee is wanted in Tennessee for tax-related charges for his alleged failure to disclose income.
A teenage girl from California took a stand at her high school graduation with a sign that read “Rapists don't belong @ graduation,” a gesture she said was meant to shine a light on her school district's handling of sexual assault cases. Sofia Rossi, 18, waved the sign in the air as she went across the stage to collect her diploma earlier this month, according to the SF Gate. I wanted to show survivors of sexual violence in the audience that the school allowing perpetrators to walk at graduation was not acceptable,” she said to the local newspaper.
Things got ugly at a Little League championship game in Eastern Kentucky Monday when parents and coaches got into a fight, and now some involved could face criminal charges. Video of the incident shared to Facebook shows more than a dozen adults on the baseball field, some of whom are shouting obscenities at each other. “It's really sad these kids that played hard all season and put their hearts on that field didn't get to finish their championship game because 'adults' wanted to act like this,” Destani Renaye Knox wrote in a Facebook post, which included a video of the altercation.
The victim, who was hit in the chest, legs and hand, was going for his own firearm to defend himself when he was shot, police said.
A former White House national security advisor who testified at the hearings for President Donald Trump's first impeachment is helping Trump's successor, President Joe Biden, prepare for his first meeting as commander in chief with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Axios reported. Sources told Axios that Fiona Hill was among a group of Russia experts who briefed Biden ahead of the meeting, which is set to take place Wednesday. Hill served as the top Russia expert in the White House from 2017 to 2019, under the Trump administration.
After the candidate filing period ended June 1, Johnson County voters now know who is running this year for municipal, school and other local offices. Primaries, if needed, will be held on Aug. 3. The general election will be Nov. 2.
A United States special forces veteran and his son have admitted to helping smuggle former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box aboard a private jet ahead of his trial for financial crimes. Retired Green Beret Michael Taylor, 60, and his son Peter, 28, pleaded guilty to aiding Mr Ghosn's escape in December 2019 during their first appearance at Tokyo District Court this morning. The indictment claimed that Mr Ghosn fled from his home in Tokyo's Minato Ward to a hotel in the capital and then to another in Osaka Prefecture on 29 December 2019, before he made his way to Kansai International Airport, Japan's Kyodo News agency reports.
“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.”