The North Korean leader's sibling dismissed prospects for an early resumption of diplomacy, saying U.S. expectations of talks would "plunge them into a greater disappointment."Impasse over nuclear program »
Former President Barack Obama put his weight behind Sen. Joe Manchin's voting rights proposal in Congress, urging Republicans to join with Democrats to pass the legislation. Obama said that the Manchin proposal is “a product of compromise,” and that it is “an effort by maybe the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, or maybe the most conservative Democrat in Congress … to come up with some commonsense reforms that the majority of Americans agree with, that Democrats and Republicans can agree with. Obama said he was taking the unusual step of commenting on a debate in Congress because the stakes for the country are high, in his view.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) vetoed 20 bills passed by the GOP-controlled state Legislature, most of them announced Monday, The Texas Tribune reports. Abbott canceled two criminal justice reform bills prioritized by House Speaker Dade Phelan (R), a bill requiring schools to teach high school and middle school students about child abuse prevention and domestic violence, another one expanding rural broadband access, and legislation offering reduced penalties for criminal trespassing, arguing it would hurt tools to arrest homeless people and immigrants at the border.
As crew on board the £3 billion warship set about preparing two F-35B fighter jets on Sunday morning to take part in their first ever combat operation against Islamic State (IS), a further two jets had to be deployed at short notice to investigate Russian aircraft overhead. Captain James Blackmore, Commander of the Airgroup, confirmed they had seen a "mixture" of Russian Sukhois and Migs and that they were in "visual range of the pilots". He said that in the three days that they had been stationed off the coast of Cyprus, the pilots had seen the Russian jets every day that they had flown.
Ms Murugayan, 40, had pleaded guilty to a number of charges including culpable homicide against Ms Piang. The judge said the prosecution had painted a "shocking" picture of how the 24-year old woman was tortured, humiliated, starved and ultimately killed. He said the case was "one of the worst cases of culpable homicide" in the city-state and that words could not accurately describe the level of abuse the young woman had to endure in the month before her death.
Markeveus Nance gave his mother a hug and told her he loved her. When she walked away that night of June 19, 2001, the 16-year-old boy sitting alone at a picnic table didn't know it would be the last time he'd see her. Lillian Lawren Nance left her mother's birthday party in Gastonia on Sunshine Avenue to go buy cigarettes.
The wave of detentions comes five months before elections in which President Daniel Ortega is expected to run for a fourth consecutive term. Why speaking out in Nicaragua is getting tough Nicaragua opposition figure put under house arrest Recent actions taken by Nicaragua's government "have put the integrity and freedom of various opposition figures (including presidential candidates), activists and Nicaraguan businessmen at risk," Argentina and Mexico's joint statement said. Both countries would continue to "promote the full respect" of human rights and civil and political freedoms, it added.
A woman was shot in the face during a road rage encounter on a North Carolina highway, and the other driver was arrested and jailed, authorities said. Emergency responders took 43-year-old Angela Mischelle Duncan of Gastonia to a hospital after a bullet hit her on U.S. 321 South near the Gaston-Lincoln county line, Lincoln County sheriff's investigators said. Duncan became upset when the other driver tossed water from a bottle onto the highway, and some of it splashed onto her car, Sheriff's Office spokesman Larry Seagle told The Charlotte Observer.
A community in the Philippines has been raffling off huge sacks of rice in exchange for getting vaccinated against COVID-19, after finding it hard to persuade people to get their shots. Twenty weekly winners who get their shots in Sucat on the outskirts of the capital Manila have been taking home a 25 kg (55 pound) sack of rice each. Local official Jeramel Mendoza said the initiative was targeting mainly poorer residents, who were not so keen on vaccinations.
But the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that eight in 10 people over the age of 16 now have antibodies to Covid. For the whole population, including children, nearly seven in 10 have immunity – 54 per cent higher than the modellers predicted. The percentage of those with immunity is likely to be higher still because many under-16s will have had a previous infection and the data only runs up to June 7, meaning it does not include vaccinations and infections in the last fortnight.
The Durham Police Department on Monday identified a man killed in a weekend shooting as 21-year-old Fabian Jose Aldana-Tesco. When officers arrived, they found Aldana-Tesco injured and lying in the parking lot, according to a news release Sunday. Witnesses said he was shot during an argument, according to police.
A Grand Canyon backpacker died after falling ill from the extreme heat — and it wasn't the only heat-related death over the weekend, when temperatures soared across the West. Michelle Meder, a 53-year-old from Hudson, Ohio, was on a multi-day backpacking trip Friday when she became disoriented from the heat, park rangers said. “Responding rangers determined Meder to be deceased,” park officials said Monday in a news release.
One person was killed Monday when a car ran off a Midlands road and flipped over multiple times, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Khalia Woods died of blunt force injuries, Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker said Tuesday. The 17-year-old Sumter resident was one of two passengers in the car, said Trooper Nick Pye of Highway Patrol.
A father who took his 7-week-old daughter to a medical center with severe head injuries is now accused of killing the infant, Kentucky police say. Del'Shawn Banks, 23, took his baby to a Norton Children's pediatrician office, whose staff notified officials after seeing the child's injuries, Louisville police said. The girl was unresponsive and medical staff were attempting life-saving measures when police arrived, according to an arrest citation.
Tinder's signature "swipe left, swipe right" approach to match-making is no longer enough to satisfy singles used to lockdown dating, its CEO has said. People used to match in order to meet in real life, Jim Lanzone told the BBC - but that changed when virtual dating became the norm in lockdowns. Now the dating app is shifting towards more "holistic" profiles so users can get to know each other better online.
During a White House briefing on Monday, press secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question about U.S. Catholic bishops writing a document that could prohibit high-profile politicians who support abortion rights from receiving Communion. Psaki said “the president's faith is personal” and he, like many Americans, does not see his faith “through a political prism.
A man and woman were discovered fatally shot inside their Detroit home Monday, while their baby was unharmed, police say. Officers found the couple shot to death Monday around 4:15 p.m. at the home in Detroit's north side, the police department said. “Some family members came to check, they hadn't heard anything from anybody in a minute,” neighbor Irene Walker told WJBK.
When Bobby King's foot “exploded” in a New Orleans hotel room in 2016, he had fellow Central Kentucky firefighter Allen Vann to thank for keeping him alive. Now King is trying to return the favor after Vann came home from his honeymoon in Mexico to discover he had a tumor the size of a lime in his brain. The two best friends had just arrived in New Orleans, where they planned to celebrate the Fourth of July that year, the pair said, describing the trip.
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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong has a blunt message for U.S. officials looking for dialog with the North: Don't get your hopes up. With a long record of attacking both the U.S. and South Korea on behalf of her brother, Kim Yo Jong warned the U.S. against even “greater disappointment” in response to U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan's seeming optimism about prospects for renewed talks. Kim Yo Jong, who greeted President Joe Biden in March with the advice that the U.S. “had better refrain from causing a stink,” could not have timed her latest declaration more adroitly.
Two young men and a woman, suspected of an armed robbery outside a Hialeah hotel, led police officers on a dramatic car chase that wound up in Broward County. Their silver Mercedes-Benz was eventually stopped in Hollywood, the three were taken into custody and the case might have remained largely anonymous, except for one thing. The backseat passenger, an 18-year-old named Gabriel Rodriguez, was discovered with a gunshot wound to the neck — presumably from a police bullet.
In a highly-publicized case, Kylr Yust was found guilty in April 2021 of killing two of his former girlfriends who went missing roughly 10 years apart in Cass County, Missouri. The case began when 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky was reported missing in May 2007. Another one of Yust's former girlfriends, 21-year-old Jessica Runions, then was last seen alive in September 2016.
A federal appeals court Monday blocked a lower court's decision to throw out California's ban on assault weapons. US District Judge Roger T. Benitez earlier in June struck down California's decades-long ban. A three-judge federal appeals court on Monday blocked a lower court's controversial ruling that found California's decades-old ban on assault weapons unconstitutional.
Taiwan's government has recalled all but one of its officials working in its Hong Kong trade office. Hong Kong mandated that the Taiwanese staff sign a document acknowledging the "One China" principle for their visas to be renewed. The Taiwanese refused to sign the document because it's at odds with their government's foreign policy.
Authorities in Colorado were trying to determine Tuesday what prompted a shooting spree in suburban Denver shopping district that left a police officer, bystander and suspect dead. The shooting Monday afternoon in Old Town Arvada came two days after Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed three gun bills inspired by another shooting – a gunman's rampage at a Boulder supermarket 20 miles away that killed that 10 people just three months ago. "My thoughts are with the family and friends of those killed including an Arvada Police Officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty while swiftly and bravely responding to protect civilians," Gov. Jared Polis tweeted late Monday.
A defense fund for Kyle Rittenhouse has raised close to half a million dollars within three months. The "FreeKyleUSA" fundraising drive was started by Rittenhouse's mother, Wendy. Rittenhouse is currently accused of shooting and killing two men and injuring another at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”