The North Korean leader, known for heavy drinking and smoking, comes from a family with a history of heart problems.Appears to have lost at least 20 pounds »
Before departing Switzerland following his Wednesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Biden apologized for being “such a wise guy" while addressing a CNN reporter moments earlier. “I owe my last questioner an apology," Biden said to reporters on the tarmac in Geneva. "To be a good reporter you have to be negative at life,” Biden continued.
BEIJING (Reuters) -China's mission to the European Union urged NATO on Tuesday to stop exaggerating the "China threat theory" after the group's leaders warned that the country presented "systemic challenges". NATO leaders on Monday had taken a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at United States President Joe Biden's first summit with the alliance. "China's stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security," NATO leaders had said.
The Ohio House voted 75-21 Wednesday to expel Rep. Larry Householder (R) following his federal indictment last year in a $60 million bribery scheme. State of play: Householder, the former speaker of Ohio's House, was arrested last year in a bribery case intended to "approve legislation to prop up two nuclear power plants and then kill a ballot issue trying to overturn the law," AP reports. Wednesday's vote approved a resolution stating that Householder was "not suited" for office following his indictment, and abides by a constitutional rule that allows expulsion for "disorderly conduct," according to the AP.
The takeout drinks and outdoor construction was enabled by Wolf's pandemic emergency declaration, which the state GOP has nonsensically attacked as some kind of death blow to freedom. They therefore added a constitutional amendment to the recent primary election ballot that would give the legislature the power to overturn a governor's emergency declaration. Unfortunately (in part because it was a low-turnout primary) this amendment passed, and the Pennsylvania legislature has duly canceled Wolf's emergency declaration.
Mr Cummings also claimed in his blogpost that Mr Johnson would stand down as PM by 2026 at the latest and that Mr Hancock had misled MPs in evidence last week about his handling of the crisis. PM looked at replacing Health Secretary with Michael Gove over PPE 'disaster' Mr Johnson described the Government's attempts to procure extra personal protective equipment as a "disaster" and suggested replacing Mr Hancock with Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister. On April 27 last year, exactly a month after describing Mr Hancock as "hopeless", Mr Johnson was fiercely critical of Mr Hancock in another private message to Mr Cummings.
AstraZeneca said on Tuesday 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. The study assessed whether the therapy, a cocktail of two types of antibodies, could prevent adults who had been exposed to the virus in the past eight days from developing COVID-19 symptoms. The therapy, AZD7442, was 33% effective in reducing the risk of people developing symptoms compared with a placebo, but that result was not statistically significant — meaning it might have been due to chance and not the therapy.
One method Manchin hinted at during the call was lucrative post-office bribes. "Regarding [Sen. Roy] Blunt, Manchin appears to be suggesting — without, perhaps, quite explicitly saying so — that the wealthy executives on the call could dangle future financial opportunities in front of the outgoing senator while lobbying him to change his vote," write The Intercept's Lee Fang and Ryan Grim. The Senate rules could be changed at any time by Democrats, and as the swing vote Manchin could extract just about any goodies for himself or his state he could imagine.
The family of Jamal Sutherland is relieved a team of forensic pathologists in South Carolina agrees that the subdual process of jailhouse staffers contributed to his death earlier this year. Sutherland's death certificate has been amended to say the manner of his death is homicide. At a news conference on Wednesday, Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal noted that Sutherland, 31, died from a “cardiac event,” specifically an abnormal heart rhythm also known as cardiac dysrhythmia, as reported by the Charlotte Observer.
A young woman who was snatched off the street in Peru, Illinois, was found safe Tuesday, police said. A suspect in her kidnapping remains at large.
Since 2005, the amount of heat trapped by the Earth has roughly doubled, according to a new study by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers. This is contributing to warming oceans, air, and land, the scientists write in the study, published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. "The magnitude of the increase is unprecedented," NASA scientist and lead author of the study Norman Loeb told The Washington Post. "The Earth is warming faster than expected."
A Springfield, Ohio man wounded in a shooting called 911 for help, but was run over by a police officer as he lay bleeding in the street Sunday night. Eric Cole, 42, was flown from the scene to a hospital where he died after midnight Monday, according to police. The Ohio State Patrol is investigating the incident, and Cole's cause of death is pending results of an autopsy “This was an accident,” Springfield Police Chief Lee Graf said during a /news conference Wednesday, flanked by city leaders.
Chan was one of 18 scientists who published a letter in the journal Science last month calling for a more in-depth investigation into the virus's origin that takes into account theories about both natural occurrence and laboratory spillovers. The letter helped kick-start a new round of calls to investigate the "lab leak hypothesis," including demands from President Joe Biden and several leading scientists. And while public discussion of a potential lab leak has shifted significantly in recent months, as more people pay attention to a theory that was originally promulgated by former President Donald Trump and his followers, the scientific evidence has remained unchanged, according to intervie...
A majority of Americans support requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to school, a recent poll found. A Gallup survey released June 11 found that 61% of Americans polled support requiring college students to be vaccinated, 56% support requiring high school students and 51% support requiring middle school students to get a COVID-19 shot. The poll was conducted May 18-23 based on a sample size of more than 3,500 Americans.
A cellist, who played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, has been left without a British passport after it was cancelled by the Home Office when he tried to apply for a second one. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won the BBC's Young Musician award in 2016, had applied for a second passport to assist with visa applications and international work permits. Seeking help, please @pritipatel @OliverDowden @ukhomeoffice I applied for additional British passport to assist with visas and work permit applications, instead received in date original back, cancelled, 10th June.
The Columbia City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday that supports the launch of a guaranteed income pilot program in the capital city. Through the initiative, 100 fathers in Columbia will get $500 per month for a period of one year. The program, shepherded by third-term Mayor Steve Benjamin, is called the Columbia Life Improvement Monetary Benefit (CLIMB) and is being funded privately through grant funds from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.
Royal Caribbean International has postponed the inaugural sailing of its Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship “out of an abundance of caution” after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company's CEO said. Odyssey of the Seas, one of the world's biggest cruise ships, was scheduled to cruise from Fort Lauderdale on July 3 and make stops in the Caribbean after conducting a test cruise with volunteers in late June. Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley announced the changes late Tuesday in a statement posted on Facebook.
A Russian state news outlet on Wednesday featured an expert that criticized the tie President Joe Biden wore when he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Geneva. Tatyana Nikolaeva, a business etiquette consultant, told RIA Novosti, that Biden's light-blue tie suggested "some sort of infantilism" and said that the person who picked out the tie for the president wasn't feeling confident when they chose it, according to TIME. Nikolaeva added that Biden's tie looked like it belonged in a children's collection.
The Meikles have received grants from the Scottish government, taken out a Bounce Back loan and borrowed from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, or CBILS, totalling £100,000. The first repayments of Bounce Back loans were due this month. Eviction ban on firms behind on rent is extended by nine months Covid in Scotland: 'Lost summer' warning as lockdown easing paused Craig says they also owe thousands of pounds in rent.
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.
A Fox News host remarked that Vladimir Putin is more accessible to the press than Joe Biden. Harris Faulkner said Putin took questions for longer than Biden and VP Kamala Harris combined. Her observation did not factor in Biden's press conference right after Putin's.
Chicago police believe two people entered an Englewood home early Monday and shot eight people — four fatally and seven in the head, according to a police report. The officers entered the first-floor apartment of the house and found four people all unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the head. Three of the surviving victims found at the scene also had gunshot wounds to their heads, the report said.
Alexander Jackson, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, called police Tuesday morning in a panic, claiming a masked intruder had shot him and his father inside their home. When Cedar Rapid officers arrived at the scene, they found Jackson's parents and his 19-year-old sister—a high-achieving student who introduced then-presidential candidate Andrew Yang during his 2019 visit to Iowa—fatally shot in different rooms of the expansive house. Police, however, now believe it was actually Jackson who murdered his father, 61-year-old Jan Jackson, his 68-year-old mother, Melissa Jackson, and their daughter, Sabrina.
Biden gave Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison during their meeting on Wednesday. The president also gifted Putin a custom pair of Aviator sunglasses. Gift-giving is a routine practice between world leaders.
Billie Eilish has come under fire for allegedly saying “ch*nk” and using a mock Asian accent in a series of clips posted on TikTok this week. In one of them, Eilish can be heard seemingly saying the word “ch*nk.” User @lcxvy also included a clip in which Eilish's brother, Finneas, allegedly calls her out for “talking with a blaccent.”
“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.”