Six adults were killed early Sunday morning when a suspect opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colo., police said.Statement from police chief »
fexpIn I, Sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo speaks at length about the 2002 reign of terror he and partner John Allen Muhammad carried out in the Washington, D.C., area, resulting in ten deaths. Yet despite using audio clips from his phone calls as narration, Vice's eight-part docuseries (premiering May 10) is most notable for putting its prime emphasis on the pair's innocent victims, and the countless friends, family members and loved ones left to cope with unthinkable tragedy.
A 12-year-old reportedly died after getting punched in the head by a fellow classmate, local news reported. The student, Romy Vilsaint, told his family that someone punched him in exchange for one dollar. New York police and the Department of Education are investigating this incident.
Tyrell Antar Cohen, the brother of Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, has been found dead in Wake County, according to the Wake sheriff's office. Cohen apparently died by electrocution while trying to climb power equipment at an electrical substation, sheriff's office spokesperson Eric Curry said. On Sunday evening, Raleigh police sent a news release saying they had confirmed the man who died was Cohen, 25, who had been reported missing.
Last Monday, Brandon Giovanni decided to accompany his stepfather on the Metro to his evening shift in a restaurant downtown. “Mamá, we're headed to the Periférico station,” an animated Brandon Giovanni replied when his mother called on his cellphone about 10:15 p.m., as he and his stepfather were headed back home on the Metro Line 12. Periférico was only three stops from the Nopalera station, where the pair would exit.
Helmut Jahn, a prominent German architect who designed an Illinois state government building and worked on the design of the FBI headquarters in Washington, was killed when two vehicles struck the bicycle he was riding outside Chicago. Jahn, 81, was struck Saturday afternoon while riding north on a village street in Campton Hills, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Chicago. Jahn failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection and was struck by the two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, Campton Hills Police Chief Steven Miller said in a news release.
Jen Psaki says she doesn't advise President Biden to take impromptu questions from reporters. "That is not something we recommend," she said during an interview with David Axelrod. Psaki said that she aims to keep Biden on message and free of "distractions."
Two friends were out to catch striped bass in Tennessee but ended up reeling in something “unexpected.” The fishermen, Matt and Jason, were fly fishing on the Caney Fork River when a large, prehistoric fish latched onto their line and started pulling their boat, according to a Saturday Facebook post from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “The American paddlefish are prehistoric fish that can grow over 5 feet long, weigh as much as 200 pounds, and live beyond 30 years,” the agency said.
Attorney General Bill Barr threatened to quit last spring when Trump tried to fire FBI Director Chris Wray, Insider has learned. Trump publicly voiced dissatisfaction with Wray, who sometimes contradicted the president's claims. Wray was not fired and was able to hold onto his role under the Biden administration.
The New York City mayoral candidate has been accused of being disrespectful for saying “s***” in a house of worship. Mr Yang was reminiscing about moving to the city during a campaign stop at St Ann's Church and The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday night. “I have the kind of life and career that I could never have even imagined as a 21-year-old, and every single good thing that has happened to me personally and professionally was made possible by New York City.”
The Colonial Pipeline shutdown could affect gas prices — but only if operations don't resume soon, experts say. The company, which says it's the “largest refined products pipeline” in the country, said in a statement Saturday that it was the “victim of a cybersecurity attack” involving ransomware and that it “proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat,” temporarily shutting down all pipeline operations. Now, some are concerned about increased fuel prices resulting from the shutdown.
Melinda Gates reportedly considered divorce for two years before officially filing for one. Melinda Gates has been meeting with divorce lawyers for years before deciding to split up from Bill Gates, the Wall Street Journal reported. The decision rocked the philanthropic and tech communities but was a long time coming, according to the Journal.
An Australian couple fed their Arab Bull puppies a vegan diet consisting of grains and chickpeas. One of the dogs was rehomed, but the other puppy - Roo - was euthanized. An Australian couple has been banned from owning pets for three years and fined around $7,000 for feeding their emaciated dogs a vegan diet, according to ABC Australia.
Many Democrats have already credited voting rights activist Stacey Abrams for helping the party get a landmark win in Georgia during the 2020 election, and now Ms Abrams has her sights on an even bigger victory than flipping a reliably red state: she says she “absolutely” wants to run for president one day. "Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely," she told CBS Sunday Morning, in an interview airing tomorrow.
Archaeologists have found the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome, Italy. The Neanderthals were allegedly hunted and mauled to death by hyenas, experts say. Archaeologists have discovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals who were hunted and mauled to death by a pack of hyenas in a cave just outside Rome, the Italian Culture Ministry announced Saturday.
United just began flying between New York City and California again for the first time since 2015. Flights use John F. Kennedy International Airport and are flown by a premium-configured Boeing 767-300ER offering 46 business class seats, 22 premium economy seats, and 99 economy seats. In economy, however, many of the most desirable seats are dubbed "Economy Plus" and come at a premium, with few options to get a good seat for those that don't want to pay up.
year-old Isaac Jackson, who was a passenger, and the driver, were inside the car when someone fired multiple rounds at them, police say. Jackson died at the scene.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk poked fun at himself during his Saturday Night Live monologue, joking about his lack of "intonational variation," his marijuana-themed appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, the spelling of his son's name, and some of his odder tweets. "Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things," Musk said, seemingly addressing the controversy surrounding the show's choice to have him host. Musk also revealed he has Asperger's syndrome, reportedly marking the first time he has spoken publicly about the diagnosis.
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace repeatedly grilled Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) about former President Donald Trump's role in the Capitol insurrectionist riot, asking if he believes it is a “lie” that the 2020 election was stolen. Banks, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, has been one of the key figures in the House GOP when it comes to ousting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from leadership over her refusal to accept Trump's bogus claims about the election. The Indiana congressman has called Cheney's continued criticism of Trump “an unwelcome distraction,” adding that “this idea that you just disregard President Trump is not where” the GOP is.
Pete du Pont, two-term governor of Delaware and part of one of America's wealthy dynasties, has died at the age of 86 at his home in Wilmington. Mr du Pont, born Pierre S du Pont IV, broke with family tradition in seeking public office rather than remaining in the family's chemical empire. After one term in the Delaware state House and three terms in Congress for the Republican Party, du Pont was elected governor in 1976 and set about working to restore the state's financial stability.
A Pennsylvania lawsuit said Tesla was in breach of its contract after raising a Solar Roof price. The suit, filed by Philip Dahlin and Mary Arndtsen, said it would seek federal class-action status. The increase "was a significant disappointment," Dahlin told Insider.
Face masks might become a "seasonal" item for Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. People may elect to wear them during flu season to prevent transmission. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, predicted Sunday that face masks may become a common "seasonal" item in the fight against the seasonal flu.
Republican governors in three states announced this week that they are cutting off extended federal unemployment aid to residents that was set to expire in September. As states begin relaxing coronavirus restrictions, governors in Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina have revived long-running GOP arguments that unemployment payments prevent people from returning to work, despite mounting fears among workers of Covid-19 exposure in low-wage jobs, and childcare costs in areas where options are limited or unavailable during the public health crisis and other concerns. “The $300 federal supplement helped thousands of Arkansans make it through this tough time, so it served a good purpose,” Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said in a statement.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has doubled down on his attacks on Dominion Voting Systems despite the $1.3bn lawsuit the company has filed against him. The company took legal action against Mr Lindell because he made unfounded allegations regarding interference in the November 2020 US elections that saw Donald Trump voted out of office. During an appearance on Steve Bannon's War Room podcast on Saturday, Mr Lindell claimed that the lawsuit is “coming apart at the seams”.
Coffee giant Starbucks is said to be considering leaving Facebook over the “negative/insensitive, hate speech-related comments” it receives on its posts about social justice issues. The report is based on internal discussions seen by the outlet that were written by Facebook employees who manage the platform's relationship with the world's largest coffee company. “Starbucks is in the process of evaluating their organic presence on FB, and whether they should continue to have a presence on the platform at all,” a Facebook employee wrote.
It said Bezos had apparently taken an unusual interest in helicopters in 2018. Back in 2019, Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife, MacKenzie, were seeking a divorce. Only hours later, the National Enquirer reported Bezos had been dating Lauren Sanchez, the owner of Black Ops Aviation and a helicopter pilot.
“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.”