New Hampshire residents cannot be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to "access any public facility, any public benefit, or any public service."Does not override state vaccine law »
In an emotional speech Tuesday, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., credited police officers for allowing her to escape unharmed from the Capitol on Jan. 6 amid a riot by Trump supporters. "Most people don't know this, and I don't think even you know this, but your actions had a profound impact on me," Murphy said to D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges, one of the four witnesses to testify on Tuesday during the first House committee hearing to investigate the Capitol insurrection.
A South Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the 2019 abduction and murder of a 21-year-old college student who mistook his car for her Uber ride. The jury took a little more than an hour to find Nathaniel Rowland guilty of killing Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student who disappeared from Columbia's Five Points entertainment district in March 2019. The student from Robbinsville, New Jersey, got into Rowland's car thinking it was an Uber ride that would take her back to her apartment, prosecutors said.
The Biden administration's flip-flop on mandating masks will lead to a new round of bailouts to Democratic-controlled blue states, according to a critical Midwest senator. Instead of telling states what to do to control the new coronavirus cases, and potentially snuffing out the post-COVID-19 economic recovery, former businessman and Indiana Sen. Mike Braun Tuesday urged Washington to leave it to locals to handle the crisis. My observation is when you put the task to businesses and Main Street, they did everything to keep their employees and customers safe,” he said in reaction to reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to urge vaccinated people to re-mask.
When Fox News' Peter Doocy questioned the reasoning behind the updated CDC guidance recommending vaccinated people resume mask-wearing in some instances during a press conference on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki deferred to the authority of the public health officials in the Biden administration without offering a scientific explanation. “Because the public health leaders in our administration have made the determination based on data- that is a way to make sure they are protected, their loved ones are protected, and that's an extra step given the transmissibility of the virus,” Psaki countered. The CDC is expected to soon release updated guidance recommending that some vaccinated individuals — as well as everyone in K-12 schools from students to teachers — continue the practice of wearing face coverings in indoor settings, a reversal from a May announcement that relaxed such requirements.
A man killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend while at soccer game in Texas, officials said, sending players running off the field for cover. The 42-year-old man was watching one of their sons play soccer when he spotted his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend , according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Armed with a silver revolver, he approached and shot them both multiple times in a parking lot near Matías Almeyda Training Center, northwest of Houston, authorities said.
Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change. What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen to 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial lake on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows. Utah's Great Salt Lake, the biggest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, saw levels plunge in the south roughly an inch below the previous record low of 4,191.4ft above sea level, set in 1963, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Saturday.
An Asian mother who wound up in a coma after falling victim to an attempted robbery in New York City “won't make it” out of her situation, according to her family. The latest: Than Htwe, 58, an immigrant from Myanmar, has remained in critical condition since the incident on July 17, which left her with a severe brain injury. This week her family closed their fundraiser and announced that she “won't make it out of this.”
A former intelligence analyst and Afghanistan war veteran was sentenced to nearly four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act by leaking classified information on the U.S. drone strike program to the media. Daniel Hale, 33, was arrested in May 2019 for leaking extensively to an unnamed reporter, with charging documents easily identifying him as Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept, an outspoken critic of U.S. military activities overseas. Hale pleaded guilty in March.
A former shoe salesman first elected to the Senate in 1996, Enzi emphasized compromise over grandstanding and confrontation to get bills passed. His “80-20 rule” called on colleagues to focus on the 80% of an issue where legislators tended to agree and discard the 20% where they didn't. Nothing gets done when we're just telling each other how wrong we are,” Enzi said in his farewell address to the Senate in 2020.
The resurgent Taliban have taken more territory in Afghanistan in the last two months than at any time since they were ousted from power in 2001. Over the last 20 years, the control map of Afghanistan has been an ever-changing canvas. It appears the Taliban have been emboldened in recent weeks by the withdrawal of US troops - retaking many districts from government forces.
Border agents have released about 50,000 migrants into the U.S. without giving them a date to appear in court, Axios reported on Tuesday. Thousands of migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally have been instructed to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices instead of having a court date assigned to them. Only 6,700 migrants who arrived between mid-March and mid-July have arrived at ICE offices, a source briefed on data from the Department of Homeland Security told Axios.
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives.
An Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, that has resisted mask mandates since last year is now vowing to serve only those who have not received a coronavirus inoculation. Basilico's Pasta E Vino posted a sign on its front door that read, "NOTICE Proof of being unvaccinated required." It is unclear how long the sign has been up or what would constitute "proof" of not having received doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccines, though the restaurant railed against "HATERS" and "LITTLE DICTATORS" after owners said they were the subject of threats following coverage of the development from the Los Angeles Times.
A sandstorm caused a huge 22-vehicle pileup on a Utah highway that left eight people dead, including four children, authorities said. The Sunday afternoon crashes on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh came at the end of a holiday weekend for the state that often leads to increased highway traffic. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals, including three in critical condition, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
During the first hearing of the January 6 Committee on Tuesday, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger dismissed those alleging that Congress was at fault for investigating the Capitol riot, but not the Black Lives Matter riots that erupted and ravaged cities across the country this past year. Some have concocted a counter-narrative to discredit this process on the grounds that we didn't launch a similar investigation into the urban riots and looting last summer,” he said. I was called on to serve during the summer riots as an air national guardsman.
Miami-Dade County has identified the final known victim of the Surfside condominium collapse, capping more than a month of recovering bodies and remains of the missing from the rubble of the Champlain Towers South complex. Estelle Hedaya, 54, lived on the sixth floor of the 12-story condominium complex, and was the last of 98 people killed by the collapse who remained officially unidentified. Miami-Dade police identified her as a Surfside collapse victim Monday afternoon after Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference that the 98th Surfside victim had been identified.
The Department of Justice on Monday published an opinion indicating that coronavirus vaccine mandates are legal despite only being approved for emergency use. The Food and Drug Administration's emergency use go-ahead "does not prohibit public or private entities from imposing vaccination requirements for vaccines that are subject to EUAs," the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel wrote. Citizens have a right to be "'informed' of certain information, including 'the option to accept or refuse administration of the product,'" though businesses, government, and other entities are not prohibited from requiring doses from Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson, all of which have received only emergency use authorizations, the DOJ added.
A teenager was killed Monday when a vehicle left the pavement and crashed along the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to the National Park Service. Investigators say a passenger in vehicle — 18-year-old Alexis Bolduc — died at the scene. Bolduc was from Mocksville, in Davie County, N.C., officials said.
The Justice Department has informed former Trump administration officials that they can provide testimony to the various congressional committees that are investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a new report. Witnesses called to provide testimony in the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee investigations can do so in an "unrestricted" way, per a letter from the DOJ sent earlier this week that was obtained by the New York Times. The House Jan. 6 select committee is set to hold its first hearing on Tuesday.
Invasive species can be native or exotic, plant or animal, but the common thread is their propensity to spread out of control at the expense of other organisms in the ecosystem. South Carolina has a number of these creatures on its radar, but a few stand out as especially concerning. Argentine Black and White Tegus These large lizards can eat just about anything, according to Will Dillman, the chief of wildlife for the South Carolina Department.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard on Tuesday requesting the help at the US border. He said he wants his state's National Guard to help federal agents arrest people at the border between Texas and Mexico. He said people crossing the border pose "an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster for certain counties and agencies in the State of Texas."
When you look at the pictures of Jennifer Lopez celebrating her 52nd birthday on a yacht with her boyfriend Ben Affleck this week, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a time warp back to the early 2000s. Not strictly because of the pair's rekindled relationship, or the fact they recreated that famous 'Jenny from the block' boat scene, but because of J-Lo's sculpted physique, which has barely changed since her 30s. This isn't the first time that J-Lo's appearance has stunned fellow midlifers.
But like many others, in order to make that dream possible, Wilson was left with $70,000 in student debt that kept getting higher as he tried to pay it off. I struggle … not being able to pay monthly payments," Wilson said in a recent survey of student loan borrowers conducted by Student Debt Crisis and other advocates." I can't focus on my job, I can't save for retirement.
A US Capitol Police officer broke down in tears Tuesday during a House hearing about the January 6 riot at the Capitol. Sgt. Aquilino Gonell was beaten with a flagpole and sprayed with chemical spray during the deadly riot. US Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, who was beaten with a flagpole and hit with chemical spray during hand-to-hand combat during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, broke down in tears during a House hearing about the riot on Tuesday.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."