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Four D.C. Metropolitan Police police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have died by suicide, according to the WUSA9, a CBS affiliate in the city. Driving the news: Officer Kyle DeFreytag, who served in the Fifth District and responded to the Capitol riot, was found dead on July 10. The big picture: Confirmation of DeFreytag's death marks four suicides by officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel is rallying global action against Iran over an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman last week but is capable of responding on its own if necessary, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday. The United States, Britain and Israel blamed Iran for the suspected drone strike on Thursday in which two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, were killed. Tehran denies any involvement.
Idaho state Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R) told the legislature's ethics committee on Monday that she doesn't think she was wrong to share an article on social media and in a newsletter to constituents that named a young woman who accused a lawmaker of rape. After the young woman, an intern at the statehouse, made the rape allegation against former state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger (R), the ethics committee found he engaged in "conduct unbecoming" a lawmaker. Von Ehlinger, who said he had consensual sex with the intern, resigned.
Driving the news: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday announced a new vaccination requirement for the city government's 10,000-plus employees. Private sector employees covered under the new mandate include those working in nursing homes, homeless shelters, hospitals, correctional facilities, and schools and post-secondary institutions — both public and private. Context: While there's been a recent increase in vaccine requirements for employees among local governments across the country, Denver's rules appear to go further than most by applying to certain private contractors.
House Foreign Affairs Republicans concluded the World Military Games in Wuhan in October 2019 was “one of the earliest super spreader events” during the pandemic, with their new report contending COVID-19 escaped from a Wuhan lab in late August or early September 2019 — with China covering it up for months. "When they realized what happened, Chinese Communist Party officials and scientists at the WIV began frantically covering up the leak," said Republican Rep. Michael McCaul. "But their coverup was too late — the virus was already spreading throughout the megacity of Wuhan."
Americans overwhelming blame the unvaccinated for the upsurge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as the Delta variant sweeps across the U.S., an Axios/Ipsos poll released Tuesday morning found. Overall, 58 percent of respondents blamed unvaccinated adults for the new COVID-19 wave, 32 percent blamed people from other countries traveling to the U.S., and 28 percent blamed former President Donald Trump. But Axios and Ipsos also split the results apart by vaccinated and unvaccinated respondents, and things got a little strange.
A man accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old returning home from a Houston Astros game with his father and brother in an act of road rage turned himself into authorities, police said Monday. David Xavier Castro died July 7 after being shot in the head and spending time on life support, according to his father, Paul Castro. Gerald Wayne Williams was charged with murder after he arrived at Houston Police Department headquarters with activist Quanell X on Monday.
(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Among people infected by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, fully vaccinated people with "breakthrough" infections may be just as likely as unvaccinated people to spread the virus to others, new research suggests. In one Wisconsin county, after Delta became predominant, researchers analyzed viral loads on nose-and-throat swab samples obtained when patients were first diagnosed.
Residents of a besieged Afghan city have been urged to evacuate ahead of an army operation against the Taliban. General Sami Sadat, who is leading the battle against the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand, called on people to leave its capital Lashkar Gah as soon as possible. At least 40 civilians have been killed in Lashkar Gah in the past day amid intense fighting, the UN says.
It shows a tangle of Miami Beach officers beating a handcuffed suspect in a hotel lobby, kicking him and slamming his head onto the hard terrazzo floor, then tackling and punching a hotel guest who dared to videotape this violence, which was his right to do. Excessive use of force is an understatement. The officers will get their day in court, but the eyes don't lie, which likely why Beach Police Chief Richard Clements and Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle moved with stunning speed to suspend, then charge five officers in this brutal incident — before releasing the video to the public.
If Rep. Priscilla Giddings was trying to persuade House ethics committee members that she did not engage in conduct unbecoming of a legislator, her testimony and behavior Monday didn't do her any favors. Giddings, R-White Bird, shared on her social media and in her official House email newsletter a Redoubt News post that included the identity and a photo of a woman who accused then-Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger of sexual assault. Plus, she's accused of giving misleading testimony during an ethics committee investigation of von Ehlinger.
On Friday, the House oversight committee released notes of a 27 December telephone call from Trump to then acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, in which Trump told Rosen: “Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R congressmen.”
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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.
Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. Hours later, Luis Vertentes, in a different case, was told by a judge he had three weeks to clear out of his one-bedroom apartment in nearby East Providence. Scenes like this played out from North Carolina to Virginia to Ohio and beyond Monday as the eviction system, which saw a dramatic drop in cases before a federal moratorium expired over the weekend, rumbled back into action.
The Republican chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Monday rejected a new subpoena from Arizona state Senate Republicans, calling their partisan ballot review an "adventure in never-never land." "If you haven't figured out that the election in Maricopa County was free, fair, and accurate yet, I'm not sure you ever will." State Senate Republicans, who are steering an extraordinarily partisan audit of ballots in Maricopa County, the state's most populous county, issued new demands last week for documents and dates to the Board of Supervisors and to Dominion Voting Systems, which has been the subject of far-right conspiracy theories about fraud in the presidential election.
John Kenneth “Den” Dunn, the co-founder of a real estate firm headquartered in Dallas, died July 26 in an airplane crash, The Rainier Companies said Monday. Dunn joined Tim Nichols in 2003 to create Rainier Capital Management as a platform for real estate investment. The firm has closed in excess of $2.5 billion of investment assets and currently has an operating portfolio valued at more than $1.6 billion, according to the company's website.
On Sept. 14, California voters will decide two questions: whether to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from office and, if so, who among the 46 candidates is best suited to take over. In other California elections, including special elections triggered by the death or resignation of an incumbent, a candidate cannot win without the support of a majority of voters. The fact that the recall election omits this reasonable step should concern all voters, regardless of whether they want Newsom to keep his job.
Haiti's president was assassinated next to his wife. Martine Moïse, who was shot, said she asked the maid for one of her husband's ties to use as a tourniquet. The wife of Haiti's assassinated president said she was found with a gunshot wound by a maid after the attack, and needed to use her dead husband's tie as a tourniquet.
Karsten Warholm of Norway obliterated his own world record in the Olympic 400-meter hurdles Tuesday, finishing in 45.94 to break the old mark by .76. Second-place finisher Rai Benjamin of the United States finished in 46.17, also bettering the 46.7 record that Warholm set just last month. Alison dos Santos of Brazil finished third in 46.72, as six of the eight runners broke either a world, continent or national record.
Angela Tramonte had been in Phoenix for less than 24 hours when she was found dead on a hiking trail last Friday. Tramonte, 31, had flown into the city to meet with Dario Dizdar, a Phoenix police officer, fire officials told The Daily Beast on Monday. Dizdar began a hike with Tramonte on Friday afternoon, but kept going when Tramonte became tired and “overheated,” fire officials said in a news release.
To the editor: Given that our mental health services are being overwhelmed due to anxiety induced by the pandemic and its alarmist coverage, some perspective about the statistics behind the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's paper about the Delta variant is welcome. The Delta variant is as transmissible as chickenpox. Finally, the virus is waning in Britain, with 92% of the population showing antibodies in their blood after vaccination and from Delta's widely transmissible infection.
Christine Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, was arrested on a charge of incest. Christian Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, has been arrested and charged with incest after a leaked phone conversation spread online. Chandler, 39, is currently being held in the Henrico County Jail after being brought in by police on Sunday afternoon.
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In August, some of the most fringe voices in the ex-president's sprawling universe of followers and adjacent conspiracists still seem to think Trump will be reinstated. When Trump lost re-election in November, he and some of his more stalwart supporters insisted he would soon be reinstalled for a second term, perhaps following a review of votes (which ultimately confirmed Joe Biden's victory) or an Inauguration Day military intervention (never happened) or even one of multiple alternate inaugurations in March (also did not happen). Undeterred, a faction of Trump fans predicted that he would reclaim his throne this month.
“[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."