Bob Caslen, the president of the University of South Carolina, resigned on Wednesday, days after he delivered a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism.‘I am sorry to those I have let down’ »
Photo: Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Israeli firefighters and security forces inspect damage at a house in Yehud, near Tel Aviv, after rockets were launched toward Israel from Gaza Strip on May 12. Photo: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images A fire rages at sunrise in Khan Yunish following an Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza on May 12. Photo: Youssef Massoud/AFP via Getty Images Smoke billows on May 12 at Ashkelon's refinery, hit by Hamas rockets the previous day in southern Israel, near the Gaza Strip.
The person suspected of attacking an Asian woman with a hammer last week near Times Square has been arrested, police said Wednesday. Ebony Jackson, 37, has been charged with two counts each of felony assault, felony criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction and menacing, according to the New York City Police Department. The attack occurred about 8:40 p.m. ET May 2 on West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th avenues, in Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan, police said.
The Jesuit priest who presided over an inaugural Mass for President Joe Biden has resigned his position as president of Santa Clara University in Northern California, college officials said, after an investigation found he engaged in inappropriate, alcohol-fueled conversations with graduate students. The Rev. Kevin O'Brien, at the direction of Jesuit officials, has begun a therapeutic outpatient program to address personal issues, including alcohol and stress counseling.
Today, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson stands in the hospital door, refusing entrance to Missouri's working poor and middle class. His decision Thursday to abandon Medicaid expansion, coming just days after cutting off federal unemployment benefits, confirms the obvious: Parson despises lower income Missourians, and everyone who votes. We had hoped for better.
Bystanders helped San Francisco Police arrest a parolee who assaulted and robbed an elderly Asian woman on Tuesday morning near Japantown in San Francisco. The incident: Luis Jorrin, a 28-year-old Black male, allegedly beat a 77-year-old Asian female and took her purse at the intersection of Laguna and Ellis streets at around 11 a.m., reported KPIX5. According to police records, Jorrin approached the victim from behind and slammed her to the ground before beating her.
The principal of a Texas elementary school was killed Wednesday by her husband, who then killed himself, Texas officials say. The death of 35-year-old Erica Rene Allen occurred in the front yard of her home and was witnessed by neighbors, according to the League City Police Department. Allen is the principal at Heights Elementary School in Texas City.
Israel moved ground troops to its border with Gaza on Thursday. "They are there in battle procedure, basically preparing for battle," an IDF spokesman told the BBC. Israel and Hamas have exchanged air attacks this week, killing 90 people.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the face of the United States' response to the coronavirus pandemic has issued a new edict. “If you're outside and you're vaccinated, put aside your mask” Dr. Fauci told Gayle King on CBS This Morning. This new advice comes only a few days after a New York Times published a report exposing misleading Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance pertaining to outdoor spread of the COVID-19.
EDITOR'S NOTE: VIDEO QUALITY AS INCOMING Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told a House of Representatives panel that he spoke with Trump on Jan. 3, three days before the now-former president's fiery speech that preceded the violence and led to his second impeachment. According to Miller's testimony, Trump asked during that meeting whether the District of Columbia's mayor had requested National Guard troops for Jan. 6, the day Congress was to ratify Joe Biden's presidential election victory. Trump told Miller to "fill" the request, the former defense secretary testified.
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Concern grows over Indian variant India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second day in a row on Thursday, while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth day, though the virus has become rampant in rural areas where cases can go unreported due to a lack of testing. Experts remain unsure when numbers will peak and concern is growing about the transmissibility of the variant that is driving infections in India and spreading worldwide. Bhramar Mukherjee, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan, said most models had predicted a peak this week and that the country could be seeing signs of that trend.
The White House is negotiating with Republicans on a package that would include funding for only hard infrastructure projects, and a second, partisan bill that would invest in things like clean energy infrastructure, education and housing. On Wednesday, Biden met with congressional leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, both of whom rejected the inclusion of tax increases in the package. Biden has proposed raising the corporate tax rate to help pay for infrastructure projects; however, sources with knowledge of his strategy say the White House has no expectation that the hike would be part of any deal with Republicans, should there...
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Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country's largest fuel pipeline, according to two people familiar with the transaction. The company paid the hefty ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency within hours after the attack, underscoring the immense pressure faced by the Georgia-based operator to get gasoline and jet fuel flowing again to major cities along the East Coast, those people said. A third person familiar with the situation said U.S. government officials are aware that Colonial made the payment.
Five days after Ryan Scott Blinston had finished trimming trees at Loreen and Homer Severs' California home last May, the 37-year-old decided to go back and take care of some unfinished business. After forcing his way into the elderly couple's house in Los Molinos, about two hours outside of Sacramento, Blinston cut both of their throats—instantly killing 88-year-old Loreen, authorities say. While her 91-year-old husband miraculously survived, the attack marked the start of a grisly two-month crime spree, during which Blinston allegedly killed two other people he targeted while working for a tree-trimming service.
A group of 25 House Democrats has urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken to “exert diplomatic pressure” to stop Israel's efforts to forcibly displace Palestinians in East Jerusalem. “Even our allies must be held accountable for human rights violations,” said US Rep Marc Pocan. The lawmakers point to the demolition of more than 5,000 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem within the last 50 years, which are “in clear violation” of international laws governing human rights and war crimes, they say.
With dwindling demand for large-scale COVID vaccination sites in Tarrant County, officials are turning their attention to pop-up clinics that revolve around organizations and events. The county has partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a website where businesses or nonprofits can sign up for a pop-up clinic, according to a news release from the college. Those interested are asked to fill out a form with information such as photos of the proposed site, the location's accessibility features and estimated attendance and capacity, the release says.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin could face up to 30 years in prison after a Minnesota judge ruled there were several aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin, 45, abused his authority as a police officer when he restrained Floyd last May by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes and not rendering medical aid even when it became clear Floyd was in medical distress, Judge Peter Cahill said in a ruling made public Wednesday. Cahill found Chauvin treated Floyd with "particular cruelty" because of the "prolonged nature of the asphyxiation" and because Floyd made it clear he was having trouble breathing.
As the Manhattan district attorney's criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump enters its final stages, officials in Florida are preparing for "thorny extradition issues that could arise" from a statute in the Sunshine State, Politico Playbook first reported on Thursday. Two officials involved in the "contingency plans" told Politico that law-enforcement personnel in Palm Beach County were looking at what to do if Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s investigation results in an indictment while Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump is residing at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the next few months.
It has been revealed that a mysterious condition called Havana syndrome has affected more than 130 US personnel as Joe Biden's administration steps up its response to the unusual incidents, a report has said. The New York Times reports that current and former officials say that more employees than previously thought have been affected by the condition. While there were around 60 initial publicly confirmed cases, not including those of CIA officers whose total was undisclosed, the new total adds cases in Europe and elsewhere in Asia, The Times reports.
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has received a backlash online over her tweet about the escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza. The Israeli actress and former Miss Israel posted: "Israel deserves to live as a free and safe nation," adding: "Our neighbours deserve the same." The comments attracted thousands of replies - now switched off - leading to her name trending on Twitter.
Marjorie Taylor Greene caused a scene in Congress on Wednesday, per The Washington Post. The paper's reporters saw Greene pursue Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and shout at her. Per the report, AOC mostly ignored Greene.
The EPA published an update of indicators tracking the climate crisis on Wednesday. For the first time, the EPA attributed climate change to humans, a press officer told the BBC. For the first time, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that the climate crisis is - at least in part - caused by human activities, the BBC reported.
Chrissy Teigen has apologized for harassing a then-teenage Courtney Stodden online years ago. The 35-year-old Teigen, with more than 13 million followers on Twitter, was in her mid-20s when she harassed Stodden. Stodden told the Daily Beast that Teigen's harassment and that of many others came as they faced intense media criticism at age 16 for marrying 51-year-old Doug Hutchison in 2011.
After claiming his CIA affiliation, the man displayed an FBI badge to an officer. He then told a second officer he worked for the U.S. Treasury. Every one of those things was a lie.
The remains of a five-week-old Alabama boy, whose disappearance this week had confounded authorities, were found on Wednesday shortly after his parents gave a press conference in which they begged for help in finding their son. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday that Caleb “CJ” Whisnand Jr.'s father, 32-year-old Caleb Michael Whisnand, will be charged with capital murder. Angela Gardner, the child's 28-year-old mom, has not been charged with any crime.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”