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Last summer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci was reportedly sent mail containing white powder that "literally blew up in his face," Politico writes, per a preview of the new book Nightmare Scenario by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta. Luckily, chemical testing came back negative for both anthrax and ricin, but not before Fauci was hosed "down to his skivvies in a chemical lab," standing "naked in what looked like a kiddy pool" while his team awaited results, per Politico. Previously reported excerpts of Nightmare Scenario revealed Trump once joked he hoped COVID-19 would "take out" former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and had even proposed the U.S. house COVID-19 patients at Guantanamo Bay.
A $100,000 reward has been offered and a Blue Alert sent out Thursday concerning Othal Wallace, a 29-year-old who police believe shot a Daytona Beach police officer in the head Wednesday night. Blue Alerts go out when a law enforcement officer has been injured or killed. A Thursday afternoon prayer vigil at Daytona's Halifax Health Medical Center was organized by the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance and the local NAACP chapter.
Nicola Sturgeon's government is “losing its way” on Scottish education, Douglas Ross said on Thursday. It came after Ms Sturgeon refused to say whether pupils would sit traditional exams next year when the pandemic is over. The Scottish Tory leader said the First Minister had left pupils “in limbo” after she said they would need to wait until August for answers on next year's assessments.
Two business-related regulations introduced by President Trump during his last months in office were wiped off the books Thursday after the House repealed them in back-to-back votes. The votes marked the first time that Democrats successfully used the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations finalized in the weeks before a transfer of power. The Trump administration and GOP-led Congress in 2017 were the first to aggressively use the law, tossing out 16 rules adopted by President Obama.
Police investigators had a black Chevrolet Suburban towed from the Murdaugh property the morning after Paul Murdaugh and his mother, Maggie, were found shot to death, the owner of the towing company told The Island Packet Thursday. The Colleton County Sheriff's Office called S&S Super Lube in Walterboro at 6:13 a.m. June 8, asking for a vehicle to be towed. A driver with the company arrived at the Murdaugh property, donned gloves and drove the Suburban to the tow truck, then hauled it to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office impound lot, according to S&S Super Lube owner William Sherrill.
The Hong Kong paper that pushed the boundary Why China is bent on crushing dissent in Hong Kong On Wednesday night, just hours after the company announced its closure, supporters of the tabloid had gathered outside its office, even as heavy rain fell. They lit their phone flashlights as a show of solidarity and shouted support slogans like "add oil" - a popular phrase of encouragement in Hong Kong, which can sometimes be translated to mean "go for it" or "don't give up". In response, Apple Daily staff ducked out of their offices to stand at balconies and windows, waving flashlights and shouting "Thank you Hong Kong" to the crowds outside.
An Australian man whose mother died while he was in a hotel quarantine has gone on hunger strike to draw attention to the impossible situations facing people who seek exemptions from Covid restrictions on compassionate grounds. James Turbitt, who lives in Belgium, made an emergency dash home last week after he learned his 62-year-old mother was in hospital in Perth, Western Australia. “This is probably the most compelling reason for a compassionate exemption," Mr Turbitt told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
What they're doing is to control every Chinese person's thinking and erase every person's history,” Dong said. They want to write history themselves. To Dong's surprise, two other young people were in the square the morning he arrived: Yuan Shuai, 24, a recent college graduate from Inner Mongolia working at an advertising company in Beijing, and Gao Tianqi, 21, a Beijinger attending university abroad who'd come back for the summer.
A statue honoring George Floyd that was unveiled during a Juneteenth rally in Brooklyn last week was found vandalized early Thursday, multiple outlets report. The graffiti was discovered just before 7:20 a.m., according to PIX 11. Photos and video show the 6-foot sculpture, which features Floyd's likeness, scrawled with black spray paint while the pedestal was defaced with a web address reportedly affiliated with a white supremacist group, the station reported.
As rescue operations continue in Surfside, Florida, residents have been describing their experiences of a building collapse that has left at least one person dead. The partial collapse of a 12-storey residential complex called Champlain Towers happened at around 02:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Thursday. Officials say 35 people have so far been pulled from the rubble.
The label "Northern Triangle" is in the news again as the Biden administration focuses on reducing illegal immigration from the three countries that make up the triangle: El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Many people in Central America dislike the term because they believe it unfairly groups — and sometimes diminishes — the three very different nations. President Biden named Vice President Kamala Harris to be in charge of Northern Triangle policy, and there's a special envoy for the Northern Triangle, the State Department's Ricardo Zúñiga.
President Biden emerged from the White House with a bipartisan group of senators on Thursday to announce that an infrastructure deal had been reached.
The Murdaugh family name appears at least nine times in S.C. Highway Patrol notes during the investigation into the 2015 death of Hampton teen Stephen Smith, according to the agency's investigative report obtained by The Island Packet. Smith, 19, was found dead along the rural Sandy Run Road near Hampton on July 8, 2015. In the wake of the June 7 double homicide of Paul Murdaugh and his mother, Maggie, Smith's mysterious death has renewed interest.
Video captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday. Shocking footage captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday. Video posted to Twitter by Andy Slater, a Fox Sports 640 radio host, reportedly shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside suddenly plummet to the ground at around 1:30 a.m.
Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines do not affect male fertility and should not impact men's ability to have a family in the future, according to a new University of Miami Miller School of Medicine study. The original clinical trials by Pfizer and Moderna did not evaluate the vaccines for reproductive toxicity, said Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, associate professor and director of UM's reproductive urology program, and the principal lead investigator of the study. Instead, those trials focused on whether the vaccines would be effective against COVID-19.
At least one person has died and dozens are unaccounted for after the collapse overnight of a 12-storey residential building north of Miami, Florida, officials say. The number of those not yet located has risen from 51 to 99, Miami-Dade police say, with 53 now accounted for. It is unclear how many people were in the building at the time.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in the state of New York pending further review, a new court filing on Thursday said. The ruling said there was "uncontroverted evidence" that Giuliani "communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large" in connection with former President Donald Trump's failed attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. "These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent's narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client," the ruling said.
An Instagram post uploaded after John McAfee's death was announced Wednesday appeared to be a shoutout to the QAnon conspiracy theory, turning the apparent suicide in prison of a notorious software impresario into a surreal moment while sparking a frenzy of baseless speculation. It came after McAfee was found dead of what Spanish authorities believe to be suicide in a prison cell earlier the same day. The post was not the first time someone besides McAfee appeared to post to his Instagram.
Britney Spears made it very clear in extraordinary public testimony Wednesday that she is unhappy with the conservatorship that has controlled much of her life since 2008. Among the surprising revelations in the 23-minute statement she made to Judge Brenda Penny via telephone — her court-appointed conservators won't let her get married or remove her IUD so she can have a baby, she wants to sue her family or send them to jail, her conservatorship is "abusive" and traumatizing — Spears said she was never told she could simply ask to end the 13-year conservatorship she equated to sex trafficking. Spears' court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, told the judge that Spears has never directed him to file a motion ending the conservatorship.
A South African woman who claimed to give birth to 10 babies at once made the story up, government officials said. None of the hospitals in the Gauteng province of South Africa have any record of decuplets being born. The government said it was determined that 37-year-old Gosiame Sithole was not even pregnant recently.
A bipartisan group of senators said they have reached an agreement in principle with the White House on a roughly $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, breaking a weeks-long logjam on a sweeping deal to modernize America's deteriorating transportation systems such as rail, bridges and waterways. The agreement was hammered out behind closed doors in the U.S. Capitol with top White House aides in negotiations that lasted into Wednesday evening. "We've agreed on a framework and we're headed to the White House tomorrow," Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters while departing the Capitol after two meetings that lasted several hours.
Workers linked to a US company were interrogated by Chinese officials in April, sources told Axios. The workers were linked to nonprofit Verité, which investigates labor abuses in global supply chains. The State Department said it was "deeply concerned" by the reports.
John McAfee asked for time in his cell two hours before he was found dead, El País reported. McAfee had access to social media, made philosophical posts, and claimed to be in good spirits. Two hours before John McAfee was found dead, he had requested to spend time in the cell that he shared with another prisoner, El País reported.
Part of the Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Florida collapsed early Thursday morning. A 12-story Florida condo building unexpectedly collapsed on Thursday morning, killing at least one person dead as over 80 rescue units from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue are on the scene looking for survivors. The building is located just one block away from the home of former President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and about 20 blocks away from "Millionaire's Row."
Millions of people worldwide are in for a disastrous future of hunger, drought and disease, according to a draft report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was leaked to the media this week. "Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions," according to Agence France-Presse , which obtained the report draft. Species extinction, more widespread disease, unlivable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas – these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and are bound to become evident in the decades ahead, according to AFP.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”