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 »
When President Joe Biden meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16, their most hotly contested issue may be Ukraine. Will the United States and its NATO allies decide to defend the country of 41 million from further Russian encroachments by making it the 31st member of NATO? For Mr. Putin, such action would cross a “red line.”
When they forced their way inside, they found a hellish scene, with body parts belonging to the murderer's mother packed into food containers inside the fridge and in other areas of the house. Some police officers were reportedly physically sick when hearing Sánchez Gómez relate that he had killed his mother by strangling her during a dispute, sometime between January and February, before cutting up her body with a saw and kitchen knives. The idea was to make her body disappear,” he said, admitting that he “occasionally” ate parts of her body, while storing others and throwing some out with the rubbish inside plastic bags.
Officials disclosed Wednesday how a 19-year-old soldier from North Carolina died on a U.S. Army base in Texas after she reported being sexually assaulted by a fellow soldier. Asia Graham was found dead in her barracks at Fort Bliss in El Paso on Dec. 31. Graham was a human resource specialist from Cherryville, about an hour west of Charlotte.
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."
Two days before a South Carolina death row inmate was scheduled to die in the electric chair, the state Supreme Court granted him a stay. Brad Sigmon, 63, was initially scheduled to be executed Friday, but was granted a stay by the state's highest court Wednesday afternoon. In the order, court justices vacated Sigmon's execution notice and said it would not issue a new one until the state Department of Corrections could carry out an execution using the firing squad.
Giving people a choice of Covid-19 jabs could be the best way of converting those who are currently unsure about whether to have an injection, according to research. A major study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that almost one in four people who were unsure about whether to accept a jab said they could be convinced by being offered a choice of vaccine. The survey of more than 16,000 people also found that the introduction of vaccine passports could reduce uptake of vaccines in cities, leading to "concentrated areas of low vaccinate uptake" and heightening the overall "epidemic risk".
Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, was acquitted Tuesday of triple murder following a 2018 shooting in Cleveland. Seconds after Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg cleared Biles-Thomas of his charges, the courtroom erupted in chaos as a woman charged at the man on trial. The woman, identified by WKYC as the mother of one of the victims, was grabbed by several deputies as she got close to Biles-Thomas.
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.
What started with a minor car accident and a Seattle police officer's lie ended with a man taking his own life, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother and friends. Porter Feller, a 40-year-old Seattle resident, was driving his Mitsubishi Eclipse on May 29, 2018 when he crashed into a BMW, pushing it into an Acura and causing “minor damage,” according to a lawsuit filed June 4 in King County Superior Court by Feller's mom, Renée Thomas, and friends Maggie Parks and Amy Marderosian. The three are suing the city of Seattle for wrongful death, outrage and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
As he was leaving his press conference after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Biden had a tense exchange with CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, who asked why Biden was confident that Putin would change his behavior. Biden turned around to address Collins with a raised finger. Responding to her follow-up question about whether or not the summit was constructive, Biden said, "If you don't understand that, you're in the wrong business."
On Monday, just hours before Boris Johnson pushed back Freedom Day by four weeks, the Government published new modelling, warning that a deadly third wave was on the horizon. Under the most pessimistic scenario, Imperial College estimated Britain could experience a further 203,824 deaths by next June, while even modest estimates from other groups suggested more than 50,000 would die. Imperial was working on the basis that the AstraZeneca jab would reduce hospitalisations by between 77 and 87 per cent after two doses, while the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) suggested 81 to 90 per cent, and the University of Warwick put it a little higher – between 86 and 95 per cent.
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A Florida man who reported a crime has now become accused of it, according to the Orlando Police Department. The agency announced in a Tuesday tweet that James Gafford, 55, was arrested June 10 in the death of a woman found in a wooded area off the busy John Young Parkway intersection on April 21. ARRESTED: Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division's Violent Crimes Section have arrested James Gafford, 55, in the death of a woman found in a wooded area near the 1800 block of North John Young Parkway on April 21, 2021.
A preliminary report into the deadly collapse of a metro overpass in Mexico City last month has found that it was caused by flaws in the construction. Jesús Esteva, head of the city's public works department, said deficiencies had been found in building materials and structural supports along the line. More reports will be made in the coming months about the collapse, which happened on 3 May.
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.
If you are in bear country, you need to lock your car doors & keep it clean of all attractants,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Northeast Region said. Bears break into cars often. Officials said there was a case of beer in the backseat of the car when the bear broke in.
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.
If you live in Florida, you know what to expect: Lots of sunshine, steamy weather, beaches and gator sightings. In the past few weeks (we're currently in mating season), we've seen an alligator walk into a fire station, a post office and even approach a home owner's lanai. The latest: According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, an unwanted visitor was hiding under a vending machine at a Circle K convenience store in Polk City on Wednesday.
Kyung-mi (not her real name) was mocked online, sneered at by social media bullies and interrogated for hours by police and prosecutors after accusing her K-pop star boyfriend of filming her while they were having sex. She was the victim of a digital sex crime but she told the BBC that "no one was there to listen". "I was in school, young and very lonely.
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.
A topsy-turvy cockpit video recorded aboard a U.S. Navy fighter jet is making a lot of people queasy on social media. The video, shared Saturday on Facebook, shows the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels practicing over central Wisconsin's La Crosse Regional Airport. It was recorded from the perspective of Lt. Cmdr. Jim Cox, and shows the team lifting off in a cramped formation that puts the Boeing F/A-18 Hornets within about 18 inches of each other at points.
Honolulu police officer Geoffrey H.L. Thom has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap. Police have refused to release body camera footage of the shooting. Thom had claimed Sykap rammed him with his vehicle, but Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Van Marter said the unreleased body camera footage didn't show that.
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.
Police in Bessemer City, North Carolina, shot a suspect Wednesday morning as he fled. Neighbors identified the suspect as Billy Barker in interviews with local station WSOC. Bessemer City Police told The Daily Beast the officer-involved shooting occurred around 8 a.m. on Wednesday at the corner of N 12th Street and E Iowa Avenue.
Liz Cheney rebuked Paul Gosar for saying that the Capitol Police "executed" Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt, one of the Jan. 6 rioters, was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer. "It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day," Cheney said.
“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.”