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A toddler was found dead Saturday morning in the middle of a Texas street, authorities said. "The incident is being investigated as a murder and the investigation is active and ongoing," the Dallas Police Department said in a release. The unidentified boy was discovered with multiple wounds about 5:30 a.m. CT in the 7500 block of Saddleridge Drive, Executive Assistant Chief Albert Martinez told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
Thousands of revelers in souped-up jeeps took to the beaches in Galveston County for "Go Topless Jeep Weekend," but nearly 100 people were arrested on the first night Friday, FOX 26 reports. Jeep enthusiasts gather near the Bolivar Peninsula every year to show off their custom Jeeps during the day and party around bonfires at night. More than 1,100 people said they were going on a Facebook event for this year's festivities.
A Venezuelan court on Friday seized the headquarters of the El Nacional newspaper, after it failed to pay a $13 million defamation award to top socialist party official Diosdado Cabello, both Cabello and the paper's leaders said. Venezuela's Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) last month issued the award, which stems from a 2015 lawsuit Cabello - a lawmaker and vice president of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela - filed against El Nacional after it reprinted a Spanish newspaper article asserting U.S. officials were investigating Cabello for alleged ties to drug trafficking. The paper at the time said it could not pay that amount.
The 82-year-old U.S. congresswoman detailed a death threat she received, in which a caller referred to her as the n-word and said she deserved to be “hung by a rope for treason.” Congresswoman Maxine Waters is weighing a lawsuit against Fox News after the conservative news outlet reported that she requested and utilized federal law enforcement for security during her travels to and from Minnesota where she attended a Black Lives Matter demonstration last month. In a report published on Friday, Fox News claimed Rep. Waters (D-Calif.) used government resources to be accompanied by two armed Capitol Police officers and two U.S. Secret Service agents and that she requested two air marshals and two more marshals to escort her in the airport.
The purging of Liz Cheney from Republican leadership in the House of Representatives did not even go to a secret ballot. Instead a voice vote was all it took to confirm the party's capitulation to Donald Trump and his “big lie” about a stolen election. The public defiance instantly turned Cheney into one of the leaders of the “Never Trump” movement of disaffected Republicans.
Voters in “Red Wall” seats will replace “people from metropolitan bubbles” on the boards of Britain's museums and heritage bodies to stop them bowing to pressure from “woke” activists over contested history. Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, said on Saturday that he wants people from the North and the Midlands to join the management of top cultural organisations and give them “the courage to stand up against the political fads and noisy movements of the moment”. Separately Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary, said he will amend regulations so that buildings used by the public have separate ladies and gents lavatories, in a blow for campaigners who want more gender-neutral facilities.
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Reports in the international media that Israel had entered Gaza to battle militants are being viewed by some as the result of a ploy to lure the fighters into defensive positions that made them targets for Israeli airpower. On Thursday, news that Israel Defense Forces troops were massing at Israel's border with Gaza was widely reported. Then, early Friday in Israel, an IDF statement prompted news outlets to widely report that an invasion had begun.
China's Zhurong Mars rover, mounted atop a rocket-powered lander, dropped away from its orbiting Tianwen-1 mothership Friday and descended to touchdown on the red planet, official news agencies confirmed, a superpower feat that highlights the growing prowess of the Chinese space program. The China National Space Administration confirmed Zhurong, named after the god of fire in Chinese mythology, landed on a broad plain known as Utopia Planitia Friday at 7:18 p.m. EDT (7:18 a.m. Saturday Beijing time) after a fiery plunge through the thin martian atmosphere. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's director of space science at NASA Headquarters, congratulated China on the successful landing, tweeting, "together with the global science community, I look forward to the important contributions this mission will make to humanity's understanding of the Red Planet."
A suspected white supremacist is facing charges after allegedly ditching a bullet-riddled car containing three dead men in the parking lot of an Albuquerque hospital this week. Richard Kuykendall, a 41-year-old with an “apparent association” with the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, was charged Friday with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition for his role in the Wednesday triple homicide, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for New Mexico. Prosecutors allege that after a deadly shootout in a nearby alley, Kuykendall drove to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital with the victims, removed his shirt and told a security officer “that there were three dead guys in the Chevy” before he walked away.
President Joe Biden telephoned Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday amid more bloodshed — and anger at the Israeli bombing of a tower housing media organisations including Associated Press and Al-Jazeera. The White House said Mr Biden told the Israeli prime minister Netanyahu that he continued to support Israel's right to defend itself, but expressed concern at the tower-block strike and called for journalists to be protected. The UN Security Council will meet on Sunday to discuss the situation, while Biden's envoy is in the region seeking “calm.
Sen. Mitt Romney rebuked some of his Republican colleagues after a hearing about the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Romney reiterated the riots at the Capitol amounted to "an insurrection against the Constitution." Several Republicans at a hearing on Wednesday downplayed the insurrection, which resulted in five deaths.
If ever there was a time to want to be driving an electric car, it may have been last week — after the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack forced the company to take some of its systems offline. Fuel shortages resulting from the attack caused panic in parts of the country, with residents lining up at the pump, causing gas prices to spike. Long lines, high gas prices and short tempers are frustrations that electric vehicle owners like Kathleen Biggins are glad they don't have to deal with.
She's back and she definitely knows how to make an entrance. Mere days after vacationing with her ex fiance Ben Affleck in Montana, Jennifer Lopez returned to Miami. Earlier this week, the superstar was pictured shooting an ad for Coach, and also doing a little maintenance at the gym.
A San Francisco man who was arrested for riding in the back seat of a driverless Tesla pulled the same stunt again in a new car he bought shortly after being released from jail. Param Sharma, 25, was arrested for reckless driving and disobeying a peace officer on Monday, the California Highway Patrol said. He was booked into Santa Rita jail and the Tesla was towed from the scene for evidence, the police said.
Journalists for the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, and other international news outlets were forced to run for their lives on Saturday after the Israeli military bombed their high-rise office building in Gaza City. The missile strike, one of several attempts by Israeli forces to kneecap journalists in the region, left the Associated Press “shocked and horrified” and Al Jazeera said it constituted a war crime. About an hour before the strike, a resident of the 12-story building received a call, purportedly from the Israeli military, warning of an impending attack but giving no explanation for why the building was being targeted.
As vice president, Joe Biden reportedly told staff not to serve one particular food item at events. The forbidden food in question: those fiber-filled leafy greens. According to The New York Times, Biden, now the president, didn't want to be photographed with leaves in his teeth.
When a Georgia airport expanded a runway during World War II, it paved over a family burial site. Two graves remain at the edge of runway 10 and 28, while two more are off to the side. While runway 10 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia may not be a particularly difficult or scary landing, it does involve touching down near a pair of graves.
Getty) /> Donald Trump is reportedly planning to hold his first political rallies since the event for supporters in Washington DC on 6 January which sparked the Capitol riots. The former president is expected to appear at two events in June, and a third in July, although exact locations and dates are not yet known, insiders told The New York Post. The New York Post reported that “the president's team is in the process of selecting venues for a pair of events in June.
A special response unit extricated the victim from under the concrete rubble, according to the Chicago Fire Department
Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband are accused of having two active homestead exemptions. Homestead exemptions offer tax breaks to homeowners, but only one per married couple is permitted. If the couple is found to be violating Georgia state law, they could face a fine of $12,000.
Tennesee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill that prohibits trans students and staff from using restrooms and changing rooms that match their gender. The bill requires that communal school bathrooms and lockers be limited to those of the same "biological sex" at birth. Schools must provide "reasonable accommodations" for students "unwilling or unable" to use the communal areas, according to the legislation.
Universal Orlando and Disney World both announced Friday that guests will no longer be required to wear masks while outdoors starting Saturday. SeaWorld Orlando and its sister park, Tampa's Busch Gardens, are allowing guests who say they are fully vaccinated to remove their masks throughout the parks. "Based on guidance from local government and health officials, effective Saturday, May 15, face coverings for guests are no longer mandatory when outdoors at Universal Orlando," Tom Schroder, a spokesperson for Universal told USA TODAY.
A woman was recently removed from the premises of an amusement park in Oklahoma City, not mainly because of the length of her shorts, as she had claimed, but because of how she behaved with police officers, Six Flags in Frontier City said in their defence. TikTok user Bailey Breedlove wrote in a Facebook post: “On 30 April 2020 at about 7 pm my daughter was yelled at by a park police officer for rolling down a hill on her heelies right next to me.” “Then she proceeded to follow me and grabbed my arm to turn me around and proceeded to tell me my shorts were 'too short,'” she wrote.
“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.”