A new report from New York's attorney general hinted at the depth of the pair's strategy consultations in response to Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal.Details on 'inappropriate' strategy talks »
During a press briefing Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki brushed off concerns about the constitutionality of the Biden administration's decision to extend the existing eviction moratorium without congressional approval. President Biden announced Tuesday that the CDC would extend the eviction moratorium in the areas of the country that have been hardest hit by the resurgence of COVID-19. After making announcement, Biden conceded that “the bulk of the constitutional scholars say it's not likely to pass constitutional muster.”
An Ohio man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after being accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male flight attendant during a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, officials said. Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, was arrested Saturday at Miami International Airport and charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery, according to a Miami-Dade police report. Berry had two drinks while on the Frontier Airlines flight and ordered another drink, police said.
A federal judge in El Paso on Tuesday temporarily blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) order that state troopers stop vehicles carrying migrants, siding with the Biden administration. The Justice Department sued Abbott and Texas on Friday, two days after Abbott issued his latest controversial immigration order and one day after Attorney General Merrick Garland called that order "dangerous and unlawful." Abbott spokeswoman Renae Eze underscored that U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone's injunction "is temporary and based on limited evidence."
A Black man who said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” at a southern Indiana lake is facing criminal charges more than a year after the confrontation that earlier led to charges against two of the alleged attackers.
Anger was mounting in parts of India on Wednesday after four men were arrested for the alleged rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl, whose killing has brought into focus both rampant sexual violence, as well as caste prejudice, in the country. The girl, who has not been named by authorities and belonged to the Dalit community, one of Hinduism's most oppressed castes, was found dead near a Delhi crematorium Sunday night, Ingit Singh from Delhi Police's South West District told NBC News over the telephone. Four men, including the crematorium's priest, were arrested early Monday on suspicion of gang rape, murder and destruction of evidence, Singh said.
An Arizona judge ordered the state's Republican-led Senate to produce records related to its audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, delivering a big win for critics of the controversial review. The documents, sought by left-leaning watchdog group American Oversight, are subject to Arizona's public records statute and must be provided to the organization “immediately,” Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp ruled Monday. American Oversight sued Republican state Senate President Karen Fann in May, listing state Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen and the state Senate itself as additional defendants, and invoked the Arizona Public Records Law in search of access to communications and other records between the Senate and its lead audit contractor, Cyber Ninjas.
An upset in Ohio on Tuesday night is giving moderate, Biden-aligned Democrats momentum vs. the party's vocal left ahead of next year's midterms. Driving the news: In a special primary for U.S. House in the Cleveland area, Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown pulled out a surprise victory for the Democratic establishment in Cleveland. The left's stars had come out for her leading opponent, progressive Nina Turner: Five days ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigned in Akron.
A U.S. judge on Wednesday sanctioned two lawyers who brought a lawsuit alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump and his supporters, calling their case "one enormous conspiracy theory." "This lawsuit was filed with a woeful lack of investigation," U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter said in a lengthy written decision https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cod.203235/gov.uscourts.cod.203235.136.0.pdf, which came four months after he dismissed the case. Neureiter ordered the two lawyers, Gary D. Fielder and Ernest John Walker, to pay the legal fees incurred by people and entities they sued, including Facebook Inc and voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems Inc.
A Florida woman made quite a scene on a trip to South Dakota last Friday night. According to the Rapid City Police Department, Mistie Justice Watkins of Daytona Beach Shores was hit with numerous charges, including disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, simple assault on law enforcement and unlawful occupancy after a mile-high meltdown. While exiting the Delta aircraft, Watkins “indecently exposed herself to other passengers” before being taken off and getting advised she was under arrest.
For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. As the owner of the land seeks to tear down the cabin, Lidstone has been jailed since July 15 on a civil contempt sanction. Jodie Gedeon, an avid kayaker who befriended Lidstone about 20 years ago, is working with other supporters to help him, including organizing a petition drive and collecting money to cover property taxes.
President Joe Biden declined to impose a direct punishment for a massive cyberattack blamed on Chinese intelligence officials because U.S. allies aren't prepared to join in such a confrontational step, according to a key U.S. official. Biden's team accused China's Ministry of State Security last month of maintaining a network of “criminal contract hackers” responsible for a Microsoft Exchange attack that affected tens of thousands of computers around the world. That denunciation was echoed by allies around the world, including an unprecedented statement by NATO, but Biden stopped short of imposing the kinds of sanctions that characterized his response to analogous attacks by Russia.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday updated its 2021 Atlantic hurricane seasonal forecast, slightly increasing expectations for the number of named storms and powerful hurricanes. A particularly destructive and active hurricane season could overwhelm some of its response capacity. Details: The updated forecast is based on conditions observed across the North Atlantic Ocean basin, including sea surface temperatures, upper-level winds, rainfall in West Africa, and the potential development of another La Niña event in the tropical Pacific, among other factors.
(Reuters) -Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday challenged in court last week's U.S. Justice Department order to turn his tax returns over to a House of Representatives committee, part of his long campaign to keep details of his wealth secret. In a filing https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.208895/gov.uscourts.dcd.208895.113.0.pdf in federal court in the District of Columbia, Trump's lawyers said the House Ways and Means Committee lacks a legitimate basis for seeking his federal tax returns, and that the Justice Department erred when it backed https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/trump-urged-justice-dept-overturn-vote-results-house-panel-chair-2021-07-30 the committee's request. The department, reversing course from the stance it took when Trump was in office, on Friday told the Internal Revenue Service to provide the Republican businessman-turned-politician's tax records to congressional investigators - a move he has long fought.
The white woman who was recorded on video calling police to claim that a Black bird-watcher was threatening her in New York City's Central Park last year said she felt she was backed into a corner. “He's holding these dog treats in one hand and a bike helmet in his other hand and I'm thinking, 'Oh my god, is this guy going to lure my dog over and try to hit him with his bike helmet?'” she told podcaster Kmele Foster. Tuesday's interview was a departure from Amy Cooper's initial remarks after video of the May 25, 2020, encounter, filmed by Christian Cooper, went viral and drew widespread outrage as an example of police being called on an African American who was not committing any crime.
I have found that large differences in regulation and research effort between the two countries has led to a significant misunderstanding of giant sea bass population health. Different countries, different science The giant sea bass is the largest coastal bony fish in the Northeastern Pacific. It can grow up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) long and weigh up to 700 pounds (315 kg).
A former Afghan interpreter who worked with British forces told The Telegraph he was “stuck in Lashkar Gah” as government forces urged residents to evacuate the city amid heavy fighting. “The fight is so strong we are scared the Taliban may come to every house finding people who worked for British and American forces.” The former interpreter, whom The Telegraph has not named on security grounds, begged reporters to “raise our voice and save our lives”.
Thanks to the avant-garde antics of design wonder Job Smeets, the home of Viktor & Rolf's Rolf Snoeren puts a smile on his face from morning to night Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul chided Andrew Cuomo after the state's top prosecutor released a report on Tuesday saying the Democratic governor sexually harassed close to a dozen women and produced a hostile work environment characterized by intimidation tactics. Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, released the findings following an investigation and said Cuomo repeatedly engaged "in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching" after which he and members of his office engaged in "retaliatory" behavior by “intend[ing] to discredit and disparage” some women who sought to report their experiences. Hochul stopped short of demanding Cuomo resign due to her role as a successor if he were to step down.
When Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, criticized her country's sporting officials this week for entering her in an unfamiliar race, she said she was told to return home immediately and face the consequences of questioning the wishes of President Alexander Lukashenko's regime. Experts say that the sports-loving Lukashenko, whose son runs the national Olympic committee and who inherited the role from his father, could not allow the sprinter's criticism to go unpunished. Lukashenko “is really very sensitive in terms of sports and even more so when there's criticism — he likes to act as if he is a sports man, in such good physical shape, who takes care of sports people,” said Veronica Laputska, co-founder of the Eurasian States in Transition Research Center, a think tank based in Warsaw.
Republican U.S. Representative Mo Brooks asked a federal judge on Wednesday to grant him immunity from a civil lawsuit alleging a speech he delivered to then-President Donald Trump's supporters on Jan. 6 helped incite the attack on the Capitol. In a series of court filings, Brooks addressed a decision by the Justice Department issued last week https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-justice-dept-wont-defend-republican-lawmaker-capitol-riot-lawsuit-2021-07-28, which determined it could not defend the Alabama congressman because he was not acting within his scope of employment as a member of Congress when he spoke at the rally. Brooks is a co-defendant with Trump and several others in a lawsuit brought by Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell in the U.S District Court for the District of Columbia, before Judge Amit Mehta.
Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on Tuesday that he wished he hadn't signed a ban on mask mandates into law earlier in the year as the country grapples with a surge of coronavirus cases. The law does not forbid businesses from mandating masks and doesn't apply to state-controlled healthcare facilities, prisons, or any entity operated by Arkansas's Division of Youth Services. When asked by a reporter this week whether or not he regretted his decision to sign the legislation, Hutchinson conceded that he thought it wasn't a good idea.
Grand Prairie police issued an alert on Wednesday to be on the lookout for a venomous cobra that escaped its owner Tuesday afternoon in a residential neighborhood. Authorities said residents should not approach or attempt to capture the West African banded cobra, which got out of a home in the 1800 block of Cherry Street. Grand Prairie police and Grand Prairie firefighters have alerted area hospitals of the missing snake and imitated a protocol with Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas to treat this type of snake bite in case someone is bitten.
During the White House press briefing on Monday, American Rescue Plan coordinator Gene Sperling said President Biden is using “whatever federal authority” he has to stop evictions.
US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he's faced racist abuse after testifying on the Capitol riot. During his testimony last week, Dunn said it was the first time he was called the n-word while in uniform. US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he has faced racist abuse online after testifying before the House Select Committee amid its January 6 Capitol riot investigation.
With coronavirus cases rising across the country and the highly contagious delta variant spreading in every state, many parents have been left wondering how best to keep their children safe, particularly when it comes to kids under 12 who are not yet eligible for vaccination. "There are no easy answers, only tough trade-offs in so many situations," said Lindsey Leininger, a public health scientist and clinical professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. After that, decisions should be guided by what's happening in individual communities and each family's comfort level, she added.
“[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."