The job search requirement, eased because of the pandemic, is being reimposed. Some say it presents an undue hardship.'The work search thing is just a mess' »
Israeli missiles continued to slam into the Gaza Strip on Monday after the deadliest day yet in the current fighting between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. At least 42 people were killed in Gaza on Sunday, including children, and several large buildings were destroyed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he wanted to "levy a heavy price" against Hamas for launching thousands of rockets at Israel — a barrage that also continued Monday.
Shannon Keeler was enjoying a weekend getaway with her boyfriend last year when she checked her Facebook messages for the first time in ages. The messages rocketed Keeler back to the life-shattering night in December 2013 when an upperclassman at Gettysburg College stalked her at a party, snuck into her dorm and barged into her room while she pleaded with him and texted friends for help. Eight years later, she still hopes to persuade authorities in Pennsylvania to make an arrest, armed now with perhaps her strongest piece of evidence: his alleged confession, sent via social media.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Pope Francis in a phone call that the international community should impose sanctions on Israel for its actions against the Palestinians, and he urged the pontiff to keep speaking out on the conflict, Erdogan's office said on Monday. About 200 people have been killed in Gaza by Israeli bombardments and 10 people killed in Israel by militant rockets in the past week of fighting. Turkey has condemned the violence and accused Israel of carrying out "ethnic, religious and cultural cleansing".
Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and one of former President Trump's earliest and most influential evangelical Christian backers, told Axios on HBO it would "be a very tough thing" for Trump to seek a second term in 2024. Trump, 74, "does not eat well, you know, and it's amazing the energy that he has," Graham added. Graham may be a Trump supporter, but he told Axios he would "absolutely" work with President Biden's administration, if asked, to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Israel struck a series of tunnels in Gaza on Sunday, saying Hamas used it as a secret transport link. civilians were killed. Israel said homes were accidentally destroyed in the assault.
A Union Pacific train hauling hazardous materials derailed and then caught fire in the city of Sibley, Iowa, authorities said on Sunday, leading to the evacuation of dozens of people although there were no reports of injuries or fatalities. The derailment, involving 47 rail cars, took place in the afternoon in Sibley, Union Pacific said, adding the cause of the incident was under investigation. Within an hour, local officials texted an evacuation order to people nearby.
When House Republicans ousted Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership post, it spoke to the direction of the Republican Party in at least one specific way: what should happen to those who publicly break with former President Donald Trump? Eighty percent of Republicans who'd heard about the vote agree with Cheney's removal — they feel she was off-message, unsupportive of Mr. Trump, and that she's wrong about the 2020 presidential election.
Ceasefire talks mediated by Egypt could start today, senior Israeli officials told the local news outlet, Walla. Israel says several military goals have been achieved. International pressure and the worsening humanitarian situation have contributed to this development, Walla reported.
According to the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and 1972 Liability Convention – both adopted by the United Nations – this would be a government-to-government issue. The treaties declare that states are internationally responsible and liable for any damage caused by a spacecraft – even if the damage was caused by a private company from that state. According to these laws, your country wouldn't even need to prove that someone had done something wrong if a space object or its component parts caused damage on the surface of the Earth or to normal aircraft in flight.
The Florida senator Marco Rubio has urged American lawmakers to take the issue of mysterious flying objects seriously ahead of the expected release next month of a US government report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), better known as UFOs. The report follows a renewed push by former government officials and senators including Rubio to investigate reports of UFOs seen by the military. “I want us to take it seriously and have a process to take it seriously,” Rubio told CBS's 60 Minutes in an interview that aired Sunday night.
Israel on Saturday destroyed a Gaza City building housing media outlets including the Associated Press. Israel said the building also contained Hamas activity, which the AP has denied. A former Associated Press editor has suggested that the Hamas militant group did indeed have offices at the Gaza building that Israel destroyed over the weekend.
Investigators say the victim was in some sort of argument with the suspect when he suddenly pulled out pepper spray and began shooting it.
Wall Street's main indexes slipped on Monday after a sharp recovery late last week, as signs of inflationary pressures building up in the economy kept investors worried about monetary policy tightening. Shares of Discovery Inc jumped 7% on plans to merge with U.S. telecoms giant AT&T Inc's media assets, including CNN and HBO. The S&P 500 saw its biggest one-day jump in more than a month on Friday as investors picked up beaten-down stocks following a pullback earlier in the week on concerns around inflation and a sooner-than-expected tightening by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
In the weeks since the feds raided Rudy Giuliani's apartment and office in April, close allies have tried to ferry a slew of emergency requests to former President Donald Trump and his advisers. But according to three people familiar with the matter, Trump, as well as several of his legal advisers and longtime confidants, have been hesitant about swooping in to help the embattled Giuliani, who for years worked as Trump's personal lawyer, a political adviser, and attack dog. Giuliani also served as a major player in the Trump-Ukraine scandal and as a key driver in the former president's efforts to nullify Joe Biden's clear victory in the 2020 election.
US military pilots on 60 Minutes described a series of encounters with UFOs. Former US Navy pilot Ryan Graves told CBS's 60 Minutes that pilots training off the US coast sighted UFOs nearly every day. The show on Sunday explored a series of alleged recent encounters between US military pilots and UFOs, some of which were caught on film and have been released by the Pentagon.
A GOP lawmaker who has said there was no insurrection was seen barricading the House on January 6. Rep. Andrew Clyde said last week that the riot resembled a "normal tourist visit." A photo emerged of a GOP lawmaker who last week downplayed the Capitol siege and compared the rioters to tourists barricading the House doors with furniture on January 6.
Pubs, restaurants and cafes in England, Scotland and Wales, are now able to serve customers indoors. But things aren't quite be back to normal, with some Covid rules still in place. What are the rules for pubs and restaurants in England?
The US secretary of state has said he has not seen any Israeli evidence that Hamas was operating out of a tower block hit by an airstrike over the weekend, destroying media offices and apartments in the Gaza Strip building. Associated Press, an American company, and Al Jazeera staff were given an hour to vacate their offices, before an Israeli strike hit the tower on Saturday. The Israeli military said the attack on the tower block - which sparked a backlash from press and human rights groups - was due to Hamas having a military intelligence office in the building.
While the new guidance from the CDC was largely celebrated, it did bring some confusion, as the agency said last month Americans who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus were still safer wearing masks in crowded outdoors settings and inside. Fauci said three factors drove the change from health officials: an accumulation of data showing the "real-world effectiveness" of the vaccines, which are more than 90% effective in protecting against disease; new studies showing the vaccines protect against the new coronavirus variants; and information showing it's unlikely a vaccinated person who becomes infected witch the coronavirus transmits it to someone else.
The Biden administration said it would start issuing advance child-tax-credit payments on July 15. The Biden administration announced Monday that it would kick-start advance payments of the child tax credit on July 15. Democrats have touted the provision as a key part of President Joe Biden's stimulus law that's poised to benefit the vast majority of American children.
In March, Cuban said his NBA team is the "largest dogecoin merchant in the world." The "Shark Tank" host said since dogecoin is mined on a fixed schedule, it could grow to become a feasible payment mechanism. Cuban, known for investing in unique businesses without relying too much on the stock market, has previously predicted stocks would someday be traded via blockchain.
If you're looking for a high-quality getaway that doesn't require an airplane or a passport, you're in luck. Two South Florida hotels made the cut for Condé Nast's 25th annual Hot List, which includes 69 new spots from around the globe. First up is the White Elephant hotel, located on South Florida's tony Palm Beach.
The plane was diverted to Minneapolis where the man was arrested. Passengers describe his wide range of 'erratic' behavior:
A Minneapolis suburb, the scene of fatal police shootings of Black men, has voted through a police reform bill to overhaul public safety. The city council of Brooklyn Center voted 4-1 on Saturday to pass the resolution which would reduce police powers as well as create an unarmed unit to respond to incidents involving medical, mental health, disability, social and behavioural issues. The bill will be named after two men, Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who were killed during encounters with city law enforcement officers.
The Republican official in charge of the elections department in the Arizona county where a GOP-backed recount of the election is taking place lashed out at former president Donald Trump on Saturday. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer took to Twitter to refute a statement in which Trump repeated unsubstantiated claims about the election and claimed, without evidence, that the "entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona has been DELETED!" "This is illegal and the Arizona State Senate, who is leading the Forensic Audit, is up in arms," Trump said.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”