An hour-long internet outage impacted a number of U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, United and Southwest, as well as several Australian financial firms.Problem traced to tech provider Akamai »
The Missouri couple who were recorded last summer brandishing firearms at protesters outside their St. Louis home pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Thursday as part of a plea deal. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were issued fines and ordered to surrender the firearms they were photographed with to be destroyed, according to NBC affiliate KSDK. Mark McCloskey, a St. Louis lawyer who announced he was running for Senate last month, was charged with unlawful use of a firearm and tampering with physical evidence.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that he opposes the compromise on Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Why it matters: Voting legislation requires 60 votes to pass in the Senate. Without Republican support, it is unlikely to pass.
One of the best things about Stacey Abrams is she's a pragmatist. Abrams is deservedly a progressive icon for all the work she has done fighting for voting rights and getting Democrats to the polls in the once-deep-red state of Georgia. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), meanwhile, has mostly been treated like a villain since he declared he won't support his party's For the People Act, a somewhat messy voting rights bill favored by the left.
A Michigan father faces charges after shooting and killing a man he believed had assaulted his daughter, authorities say. The incident unfolded Wednesday outside an apartment complex in Harrison Township, about 30 miles northeast of Detroit, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the shooting was sparked by an argument between the victim and his girlfriend's 66-year-old father.
A Republican congressman “ran as quickly as he could, like a coward” when a police officer injured in the attack on Congress on 6 January saw him and tried to shake his hand, the officer said. I was very cordial,” Michael Fanone told CNN on Wednesday of his interaction with Andrew Clyde, in a Capitol elevator earlier that day. Fanone returned this week with a colleague from the US Capitol police, in an attempt to speak to Republicans including Clyde who voted against awarding the congressional gold medal to officers who defended the building.
Three astronauts entered China's new space station for the first time after riding into space on the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft launched from the edge of the Gobi Desert on Thursday, according to AP. Why it matters: Astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo are set to occupy the station for a three-month mission, marking the country's longest crewed space mission ever and the first in almost five years. It also marks another significant step in the Chinese Communist Party's space program, which is seen as a potential rival to the U.S. Details: The Shenzhou-12 was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China, atop a Long March 2F rocket.
More than seven months after the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump appeared to admit his defeat on Wednesday. In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump said the results of the 2020 election were “shocking.” President Joe Biden won the election with 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232, but the results continue to be disputed.
Every week, Burlyn Cooper parks on the edge of a winding two-lane road, unloads a dozen plastic jugs from the trunk of his car, and uses a hose to fill them with the spring water that drips from a mountain's exposed rock face. For Cooper and many of his neighbors, the mountain's runoff is their most reliable, and trusted, source of drinking water. "I've got so used to it, I wouldn't know how to act, to turn the faucet on and have good water," he said.
Statutory sick pay requires employers to pay at least £96.35 per week when staff are off sick for more than four days, whereas the furlough scheme, also known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, pays 80% of an employee's normal wages up to £2,500 per month. A section in the government guidance on business support titled "If your employee is self-isolating or on sick leave", says employees self-isolating or on sick leave as a result of Covid "may be able to get statutory sick pay".
President Joe Biden officially signed legislation on Thursday making Juneteenth a federal holiday in the White House East Room with America's first Black Vice President Kamala Harris standing by his side. Despite this historic moment, upset is spilling over as the question remains, how will both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue quell the disdain in the Black community about the new Juneteenth law when the passage of voting rights and police reform bills remain in jeopardy this year? Actor and humanitarian Billy Porter spoke exclusively to theGrio to convey his feelings about what the government is doing in the wrangling over voting rights.
A scientist who recently endorsed the possibility that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab has revealed that she and some of her colleagues waited to legitimize the hypothesis until President Trump left office so as not to be “associated” with him. Alina Chan and 18 fellow scientists published a letter in the journal Science last month demanding a thorough inquiry into the virus's origin, including the possibility that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The document was one of the catalysts that helped reinvigorate debate around the lab-leak theory, which was dismissed for more than a year as a conspiracy theory by much of the mainstream press and censored as disinformation by social media giants.
A Florida judge allowed a murder suspect to represent himself at trial and cross-examine witnesses. Ronnie Oneal III is charged with killing his girfriend and daughter and nearly killing his son. A murder suspect accused of shooting his girlfriend, axing his 9-year-old daughter in the head, then stabbing and lighting his son on fire cross-examined the 11-year-old survivor Wednesday in a jaw-dropping courtroom scene.
Neighbors in the South Hagginwood area woke up Wednesday morning to the sight of flashing police lights and yellow tape. "I'm really shocked myself. It's kind of scary," said Janice Enriquez, who lives in the area.
Dangerous weather conditions are expected Thursday in the Kansas City area as extreme temperatures — possibly record breaking — and high humidity will make it feel as hot as 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Kansas City. The weather service has issued a heat advisory that will be in effect from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday for the Kansas City as well as parts of northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri. During that time, heat index values are expected to rise up to 105 degrees.
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.
Bin Laden, who has denounced the 9/11 attacks, came out last year as a Trump supporter. Osama bin Laden's niece waved a flag that said "Trump won" on a lake outside the villa where President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Wednesday.
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.
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It's about taking, confronting and confiscating symbols and signs of white supremacy and the Confederacy,” said John Sims, the artist who created the flag on the stairs. At a rally on the capitol grounds, artists and activists said they were confronting the symbols of the Confederacy and other white supremacist signs. The rally took place on the sixth anniversary of the shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, where an avowed white supremacist killed nine Black worshipers.
Star of "19 Kids and Counting," Josh Duggar, asked for a delay in his trial for child porn allegations, on Thursday, so that he could hire experts to examine his devices, according to new court documents. His trial is set to start in July, and the recent motion filed by Duggar's attorney asks for a trial to be set in or after February 2022. "The defense has retained an independent computer forensic expert who must conduct a computer forensic examination of each of the devices at issue," Duggar's attorney said.
Kim Jong Un said the situation was "tense," state media reported. A South Korean think tank said the country was expected to be short over a million tons of food. Kim Jong Un has warned that North Korea is struggling to maintain food supplies, as reports say prices of everyday goods are skyrocketing.
Two years after commercial airline pilot Christian “Kit” Martin was pulled off a jet at the Louisville airport and charged with a gruesome triple murder in western Kentucky, a jury Wednesday found him guilty and recommended he serve life in prison. Martin, on Nov. 18, 2015, fatally shot three of his neighbors: Edward Dansereau and Calvin and Pamela Phillips, a married couple, according to the attorney general's office of special prosecutions. Calvin Phillips, 59, was found dead in his Pembroke, Kentucky, home on Nov. 19, and the remains of Dansereau and Pamela Phillips, 58, were discovered in a burned vehicle in a field.
We're getting more Bennifer intel as the days wear on. Paps have been flashing away so we know that JLo and Ben Affleck are officially together. Their kissing session caught on video Monday night at a Los Angeles restaurant was basically the formerly engaged couple's official statement.
The Supreme Court has finally handed down two of the five “blockbuster” opinions of this term with rulings on the Affordable Care Act and religious rights. Indeed, the case on religious rights is yet another unanimous decision from a Court that President Joe Biden has declared “out of whack” and Democratic leaders have declared hopelessly divided along ideological lines. When it comes to health care, the ACA has long been in the position of Mark Twain who insisted that his death has been “greatly exaggerated.”
Rodney and Ekaterina Baker flew to a small Yukon territory community in January to get vaccinated. A wealthy couple who flew to a rural Canadian town to cut the COVID-19 vaccine queue, and put locals at risk by not quarantining, were fined 2,300 Canadian dollars (US $1,900) on Wednesday. As Insider's Sinéad Baker reported in January, Rodney and Ekaterina Baker flew from Vancouver to the town of Beaver Creek, Canada, on January 21, to get vaccine doses meant in part for elderly members of the local White River First Nation tribe.
“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.”