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Nearly three years later, no one has been charged with the crime and questions remain over how the notorious mobster and longtime FBI informant ended up in a prison unit with at least two other gangsters from Massachusetts, Geas and DeCologero. McKinnon, who hails from Vermont and was locked up for stealing guns from a firearms store, was Geas' roommate at the time of Bulger's killing. He was moved into a cell in a special housing unit, commonly known as solitary confinement, where inmates are segregated from the general population and denied privileges such as access to TV, regular phone calls and time in the yard.
The delta variant-driven summer COVID-19 surge in the United States has so far proved much less deadly than previous waves, thanks in large part to vaccinations. The number of cases is approaching the levels seen in previous surges. The seven-day average of daily cases has risen as high as 66,606, close to the peak of 68,622 seen during the summer surge of 2020.
On Friday, Donald Trump received two more unwelcome reminders he is no longer president. The justice department is no longer an extension of Trump's West Wing. Next year, much as Trump helped deliver both Georgia Senate seats to the Democrats in January, on the eve of the insurrection, his antics may cost Republicans their chance to retake the Senate.
National veal and egg producers are optimistic they can meet the new standards, but only 4% of hog operations now comply with the new rules. Unless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, and pork producers will face higher costs to regain a key market. Related video: Food shortages talkback with Glenn Mier Animal welfare organizations for years have been pushing for more humane treatment of farm animals but the California rules could be a rare case of consumers clearly paying a price for their beliefs.
Police have confirmed that social media star, Anthony Barajas, has died after sustaining injuries at a shooting on Monday, July 26, at a Southern California movie theater. “The Corona Police Department has been notified that Anthony Barajas passed away early this morning,” a release from the police department read. Barajas and Rylee Goodrich, 18, attended a showing of “The Forever Purge” at 9:35 p.m. at the theater in The Crossings mall located in Corona, California, southeast of Los Angeles.
For decades, Earth's energy system has been out of whack. Stability in Earth's climate hinges on a delicate balance between the amount of energy the planet absorbs from the sun and the amount of energy Earth emits back into space. But that equilibrium has been thrown off in recent years — and the imbalance is growing, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications.
It's been more than four years since House Minority Whip Steve Scalise nearly lost his life to a lone gunman who took aim at Republicans practicing on a baseball field near Washington, D.C. When the Louisiana Republican returned to the Capitol months after the attack, he moved slowly with the aid of a walker and the help of a motorized wheelchair. Now he's back to walking at a fast-paced clip through the hallways of the House and is even running on a treadmill in physical therapy, which he must still attend in order to regain more mobility.
State Senate leader Phil Berger knows better than to dismiss public health officials' advice about curbing the spread of the dangerous delta variant, but the Rockingham County Republican can't resist appealing to the irrationally mistrustful element of his party. That weakness was evident in the fundraising email he sent Wednesday under the reckless header: “Guidance to ignore. The guidance Berger dismissed was the CDC's recommendation that all people – vaccinated and unvaccinated – resume wearing masks in indoor public settings in areas with substantial and high transmission of the coronavirus.
The report came less than two weeks after China began to enforce new rules on the construction of skyscrapers, which banned new buildings above 1,640 feet. Proposals for buildings above 820 feet will also be “strictly limited,” and will require a specific reason for topping that height, they said. Guidelines on the changes were issued by the country's National Development and Reform Commission to architects, property developers and urban planners last year, allowing them to alter designs if necessary.
Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to impose voter ID requirements, limit ballot drop boxes and mail voting, and strip local officials of their election authority.
To the editor: As I read about resistance to mask mandates and vaccination, I am reminded of stories my grandparents told me about the patriotism Americans showed during World War II. "Everyone should mask up, because kids aren't vaccinated," Opinion, July 26) During the war, Southern California was believed to be at risk of aerial bombing by forces from Japan. In order to make it more difficult for pilots to find their targets under the cover of darkness, widespread nighttime blackouts were ordered.
A UK man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison, following a brawl on a P&O cruise. Paul Evans, a financial advisor and ex-stockbroker, was sentenced on Thursday, MailOnline reported. A former stockbroker has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for assaulting two cruise passengers during a late-night buffet on the vessel, MailOnline reported.
A pedestrian is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle in Sacramento on Friday night, according to police. The collision happened in the area of Sequoia Pacific and Richards Boulevard. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital.
Like it or not — and there are a lot of people who won't like this — the Idaho Freedom Foundation is the most powerful lobbying group in Idaho. In fact, I know of no group over the last 35 years that can come near to the power of the Idaho Freedom Foundation. The Idaho Freedom Foundation certainly isn't the best-liked, or most respected, group by any means; those in the political world either love or hate Wayne Hoffman's organization.
A woman is facing criminal charges related to an incident with a grizzly bear in Yellowstone in May. Investigators used social media to identify the woman. A woman has been charged in an incident captured on video that showed her taking photos within 15 feet of a grizzly bear and two cubs at Yellowstone National Park in May.
A British and Romanian were killed in an attack on an Israeli-linked oil tanker in the Gulf. Israel has accused Iran of carrying out the attack and said a strong response is needed. An Iran TV station, linked to the government, said the attack was retaliation for Israeli raids in Syria.
The final number of dead in the Surfside condo collapse was devastating: 98 lives lost. Many of the missing from Champlain Towers South were on the list more than once, said Lt. Carlos Rosario, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department. English and Hebrew names might be given for the same missing person.
Schanda Handley was at home with her daughter and a neighbor when two men showed up at the door, dressed in what looked like blue uniforms from an appliance store. Then they pushed Handley into a van and drove off, leaving Handley's 14-year-old daughter and the neighbor behind. The kidnappers had been hired by Handley's estranged husband, Lawrence Michael Handley, who was planning to have Schanda Handley driven to his camp near Woodville, Mississippi, from her home in Lafayette, Louisiana, prosecutors said.
Players have been flocking to competing games in larger numbers than ever - led by a wave of famous streamers and content creators jumping ship. Then, the allegations of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision Blizzard came. As Scott Johnson, host of popular MMO podcast The Instance, put it: "You have the perfect storm for a lot of players to hang up their Azeroth gear for good and stake out for a new place to play."
Donald Trump lashed out after the release of documents showing him pressuring DoJ officials. The documents show Trump urging them to say last year's election was "corrupt." Trump repeated the election fraud claims that are at the center of his bid to overturn the election.
Turkey is battling raging wildfires that are destroying homes and forcing people to flee. Tourists in Turkey are being evacuated from beaches due to raging wildfires amid a severe heatwave with temperatures rising above 40C. Around 100 fires broke out this week across southern and western Turkey, Reuters reported, and at least six people, including two firefighters, have died.
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers are calling on President Joe Biden to appoint a “border czar” as the United States continues to see a large number of migrants coming to the U.S.-Mexico border. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat whose district is along the United States' southern border in Texas, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Friday they would like Biden to appoint former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to the position. During a press briefing Friday, Cuellar said that the Biden administration needs to listen to border communities and border patrol officials on what is happening in the region.
A killer whale got stranded on rocks above the shoreline in Alaska on Tuesday. A group of people helped save the whale by spraying it with water until wildlife officials arrived. Six hours after the orca was spotted ashore, the tide rose and it was able to swim out to sea.
For about a year, a Baltimore woman allegedly drove a car with a gruesome secret: the dead body of her 7-year-old niece stashed in a suitcase in the trunk. It wasn't until months later that police discovered the decomposing bodies of siblings Joshlyn Marie James Johnson and Larry Darnell O'Neal. Baltimore County Police said in a statement Thursday night that they were grieving over the “unspeakable deaths” after discovering the kids' bodies when they pulled 33-year-old Nicole Johnson over in a traffic stop late Wednesday.
“[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."