Police in Austin, Cleveland, Chicago and Savannah were all investigating mass shootings that erupted over a six-hour streak that began Friday night.'It's disturbing and it’s senseless' »
A Bay Area couple is accused of trafficking women from overseas and operating a "brothel" in Milpitas located in a complex where units can fetch $5,000-a-month for rent, according to reports. SFGate.com reported that David Davies, 57, and Larong Hu, 38, were taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with crimes tied to human trafficking. Patrick Vanier, the district attorney from Santa Clara, told NBC Bay Area that these women would have their passports stripped and be forced to have sex with between 10 and 15 men a day.
Hours before a vote to oust him, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused President Biden of endangering Israel's security by taking a soft line on Iran, and claimed his successor, Naftali Bennett, would be too weak to stand up to Washington. Why it matters: Netanyahu waged a desperate but unsuccessful campaign to stop a "change coalition" from joining together to replace him after an inconclusive election in March. Driving the news: Bennett, a right-wing former tech entrepreneur, will lead the most ideologically diverse coalition in Israeli history, with its members united by little more than a desire to remove Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption and battled through what seemed like a never ending cycle of elections over the past two years.
A man believed to have the world's largest family, including 39 wives, 94 children, 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, has died in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram. Ziona Chana, 76, was the head of a polygamous Christian religious sect with 4,000 members, and his extended family all lived together in one 100-room, four-storied mansion in the remote village of Baktawng Tlangnuam. Mr Chana, a construction worker, developed a rota system for which of his wives would share his bed on any given night, with his remaining spouses sharing a dormitory nearby.
Adult film star Dakota Skye was discovered dead in Los Angeles, a family member confirmed. Skye, whose real name was Lauren Scott, came from a family with a history of addiction, her aunt claimed in an interview. "She died almost exactly two years after her mother, my baby sister's, death which was caused by addiction and alcoholism," Linda Arden told The Sun. "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse," the aunt added.
Vice President Kamala Harris' stumbles during her first foreign trip have rekindled the debate from her presidential campaign about whether she — and not her staff — is to blame. Why it matters: While Harris' only overture toward running for president in 2024 has been a trip to New Hampshire in April, the vice president is in a prime position to cast herself as the best choice for Democrats should President Biden not seek a second term. Such international trips and her leadership of the migration and jobs portfolios given to her by Biden will collectively let her showcase herself for the No. 1 slot in a future election.
The results of an Algerian parliamentary election in which fewer than a third of voters took part will be announced within a few days, the head of the voting authority said late on Saturday. The ruling establishment has tried to use elections along with a crackdown on dissent as a way to end two years of political unrest, with Algeria facing a looming economic crisis. Supporters of the "Hirak" mass protest movement said it showed the system lacked legitimacy.
John F. Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, said only months ago that those losing fossil fuel jobs in coal and hydraulic fracturing will find they have a better choice in jobs in either the solar industry or as wind turbine technicians. Now, a wind blade manufacturing plant located in Aberdeen, South Dakota has announced it is shutting its doors permanently in less than two months. It marks another major loss of energy jobs in the state following President Joe Biden's halting of the Keystone Pipeline on the first day of his administration.
Israeli police said a Palestinian woman carrying a knife ran toward an Israeli military checkpoint on Saturday and was shot dead by a private security guard. The shooting took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem, one of the largest in the occupied West Bank. Police said the woman, identified as a 28-year-old resident of a West Bank refugee camp, had ignored calls by the guard to stop.
LOS ANGELES-- Dr. Eugene Choi, a Los Angeles-based radiologist, said in an interview published Saturday that he came down with COVID-19 despite receiving the vaccine about six months ago. Fox 11 reported that Choi is in quarantine fighting the virus. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Pfizer and Moderna are about 90% effective against infection once two weeks after the last dose have passed.
A Midlands man and his fiancée are in jail after a woman was killed in a shooting that left her sister in a Columbia hospital, the Sumter Police Department said. Mustafa Abdur Salaam, 51, and his fiancée, France Pascale Metellus, 46, were arrested at a motel on Saturday, police said in a news release. When they arrived at about 8:15 p.m. Friday, officers found Lorraine Bennett, 58, was severely injured and her 57-year-old sister, Joyce Ann Bennett, was dead, police said.
CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) -Growing tensions between Britain and the European Union threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit's conclusion on Sunday, with London accusing France of "offensive" remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. Ever since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in 2016, the two sides have been trying to work out how to deal with post-Brexit trade and the British province, which has a land border with EU member Ireland. Ultimately, the talks keep coming back to the delicate patchwork of history, nationalism, religion and geography that intertwine in Northern Ireland, but the latest spat over the Brexit divorce deal is centred on sausages.
Someone opened fire in a popular entertainment district in downtown Austin Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said. (June 12)
Delta Air Lines on Saturday identified an unruly passenger on a Friday night flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta as an off-duty flight attendant. Cellphone video shows passengers on top of the person and reveals a voice on the plane's public-address system: "This is the captain speaking. We'd like all strong males to the front of the aircraft to handle a problem passenger."
Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. The documents show the cremated ashes of Tojo, one of the masterminds of the Pearl Harbor attack, were scattered from a U.S. Army aircraft over the Pacific Ocean about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Yokohama, Japan's second-largest city, south of Tokyo. It was a tension-filled, highly secretive mission, with American officials apparently taking extreme steps meant to keep Tojo's remains, and those of six others executed with him, away from ultra-nationalists looking to glorify them as martyrs.
The White House press secretary turned Fox News contributor Kayleigh McEnany has claimed she “never lied” while speaking for Donald Trump. Reporting McEnany's first appearance, on 1 May 2020, the Guardian said that “even on an assured debut, McEnany skated close to peddling dodgy information about Trump's responses to the coronavirus pandemic ('This president has always sided on the side of data') and allegations of sexual misconduct ('He has always told the truth').”
President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he won't hold a joint press conference with Putin. President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he and Russian President Vladimir Putin won't hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Geneva this week. "I always found, and I don't mean to suggest the press should not know, but this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass one another," Biden said Sunday during a press conference at Cornwall Airport Newquay, The Hill first reported.
The stepfather of a 6-year-old Grand Prairie boy who died in February 2020 was indicted in the child's death on Thursday. Jojo King died after spending four days in a Dallas hospital ICU. Hale hypothesized that Jojo fell inside the chest and suffocated, according to Joseph King, Jojo's biological father.
One lot of Freshpet Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food sold at select Publix and Target stores has been recalled, Freshpet announced Sunday. Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10,” the company-writen, FDA-listed recall alert stated. Those retailers, the alert says, are Publix stores in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and Target stores in Arizona and Southern California.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Biden will warn President Putin against further "aggressive actions." Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said President Joe Biden will warn Russian President Vladimir Putin against committing future "reckless and aggressive actions" when he meets with him in Geneva later this week.
An Alabama police officer shot and killed his wife after getting back his gun back from law enforcement who had taken it because of previous domestic abuse allegations. Megan Montgomery, 31, told doctors in February 2019 that her husband, officer Jason McIntosh, had shot her. Despite that domestic violence charges were pending and a protective order was active, Alabama's top law enforcement agency deemed it safe to give the gun back to McIntosh.
Witnesses told police the victim was attacked by at least one person who punched and beat him with fists, then sped away.
UNC's decision to deny acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones a tenured professorship at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media has prompted discussions about race and academic freedom. But it's also raised a fundamental question about journalism itself. As first reported by John Drescher in The Assembly, UNC mega-donor Walter Hussman Jr. conveyed in emails to administrators that he opposed the hiring of Hannah-Jones because he worried it would distract from the school's core values.
I'm an astronomer at the Seti Institute, a non-profit research organization in California's Silicon Valley. My colleagues and I look for extraterrestrial life, including intelligent beings – or in the vernacular, aliens. It's exciting times for people like me, because extra-terrestrial life is being widely discussed now in the lead-up to the Pentagon's highly anticipated report on so-called unexplained aerial phenomena.
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador praised Kamala Harris after meeting her this week. "It was such a good meeting that I called her 'president,'" López Obrador told reporters Wednesday. Harris held in-person meetings with Mexico's president to discuss the migrant crisis.
Over 69 pounds of cocaine wrapped in garbage bags were discovered in a cruise ship's cargo space. The drugs were seized by the ship's security and handed to the authorities at Port Everglades, Florida. Over 69 pounds of cocaine wrapped in garbage bags were discovered on a cruise ship in Florida and seized by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“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.”