Police in Austin, Cleveland, Chicago and Savannah were all investigating mass shootings that erupted over a six-hour streak that began Friday night.'It's disturbing and it’s senseless' »
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday that it is "highly unlikely" a Supreme Court nominee picked by Biden would be confirmed in 2024 if Republicans take control of the Senate. Why it matters: A record number of judges, plus three Supreme Court justices, were confirmed under Trump. What they're saying: Hewitt asked if McConnell would block Biden from filling a 2024 Supreme Court vacancy as he blocked Obama from replacing the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Six women were rescued from several California brothels, including one hidden in a high-end apartment building, after a two-year investigation, police say. Investigators also seized around $2 million and arrested a married couple accused of running the sex-trafficking operation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Milpitas police said in a statement. David Davies, 57, and Larong Hu, 38, face charges including pimping and pandering and felony conspiracy, police said.
Vice President Kamala Harris has been facing criticism over her response to a border question on her first foreign trip, and according to a new report, the fact that she was prepared for it is "all the more unnerving" to allies. On Monday, CNN reported that Harris "had been prepped extensively by her team ahead of her first foreign trip, including for the question that tripped her up" about visiting the border. "The prep made her answer — pointing out that she had also not yet been to Europe — all the more unnerving to allies and administration officials, who were perplexed and concerned that the answers would overshadow an otherwise successful first foreign trip," CNN writes.
A man believed to have the world's largest family, including 39 wives, 94 children, 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, has died in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram. Ziona Chana, 76, was the head of a polygamous Christian religious sect with 4,000 members, and his extended family all lived together in one 100-room, four-storied mansion in the remote village of Baktawng Tlangnuam. Mr Chana, a construction worker, developed a rota system for which of his wives would share his bed on any given night, with his remaining spouses sharing a dormitory nearby.
Hours before a vote to oust him, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused President Biden of endangering Israel's security by taking a soft line on Iran, and claimed his successor, Naftali Bennett, would be too weak to stand up to Washington. Why it matters: Netanyahu waged a desperate but unsuccessful campaign to stop a "change coalition" from joining together to replace him after an inconclusive election in March. Driving the news: Bennett, a right-wing former tech entrepreneur, will lead the most ideologically diverse coalition in Israeli history, with its members united by little more than a desire to remove Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption and battled through what seemed like a never ending cycle of elections over the past two years.
Nicaraguan police have arrested another opposition politician, bringing to six the number detained over the weekend. Five were arrested on Sunday, the biggest one-day roundup so far in President Daniel Ortega's campaign to jail anyone who might challenge his rule. The last arrest, which came late Sunday, was that of Victor Hugo Tinoco, the leader of the political movement Unamos.
John F. Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, said only months ago that those losing fossil fuel jobs in coal and hydraulic fracturing will find they have a better choice of jobs in either the solar industry or as wind turbine technicians. Now, a wind blade manufacturing plant located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, has announced it is shutting its doors permanently in less than two months. It marks another major loss of energy jobs in the state following President Joe Biden's halting of the Keystone pipeline on the first day of his administration.
(Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a free speech challenge to a federal anti-riot law brought by two members of a militant white supremacist group who pleaded guilty to crimes related to a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The justices declined to hear appeals by the two California men, Michael Miselis and Benjamin Daley, of a lower court ruling that upheld their convictions under the 1968 Anti-Riot Act but also deemed some parts of the law a violation of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. Miselis and Daley were members of the Southern California-based Rise Above Movement, a white supremacist group that billed itself as "combat-ready" and whose purpose was to engage in violent attacks on counter-protesters at various political rallies.
Someone opened fire in a popular entertainment district in downtown Austin Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said. (June 12)
President Joe Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, surprised locals in Falmouth, England when they dropped into Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Sunday service. The Bidens are in Cornwall, England for the Group of Seven – or G7 – summit, but locals were shocked to see the U.S. president at church ahead of the summit's final day. "I think gobsmacked is probably a very true word," Annie Fitzpatrick, who was at the service, told the Associated Press.
The head of the Justice Department's National Security Division is expected to leave his post by the end of next week, the New York Times reported on Monday, following a series of reported leak probes under the Trump administration targeting the media, lawmakers and a former White House lawyer. The departure of John Demers, a holdover from U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, had been arranged months ago, the Times reported. The move follows reports of former President Donald Trump's Justice Department seizing records of lawmakers and journalists as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks.
Central and Eastern European nations are anxious about the coming summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, wary of what they see as hostile intentions from the Kremlin. “I think there have been doubts as to the resoluteness of the present administration to face Russian aggressive actions in a decisive manner,” said Witold Rodkiewicz, chief specialist on Russian politics at Warsaw's Center of Eastern Studies, a state-funded think tank that advises the Polish government. Both Russia and the U.S. have sought to moderate expectations about Wednesday's summit in Geneva, ruling out any breakthroughs amid the worst tensions between the two powers since Soviet times, especially after Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, accusations of Russian interference with U.S. elections and hacking attacks, as well as other strains.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of a man who was killed in Midlands-area shooting. Deontrez Rashad Mealing died early Sunday morning, Saluda County Coroner's Office Investigator Angie Rita told The State. Information on a shooter, or shooters, and a motive for the gunfire was not available.
Two Army paratroopers attached to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg were found “unresponsive in their barracks room,” according to the 82nd Airborne Division. The discovery was made Friday, June 11, and a cause of death has not been released. However, “illicit drugs” may have been a factor, Army investigators said in a news release.
A Black teenager who made national headlines after being shot at by a white Michigan homeowner when he knocked on his door graduated from high school this weekend — a semester early. Brennan Walker was 14 in April 2018 when he was shot at by Jeff Zeigler after missing his bus to school and knocking on the door of the man's Rochester Hills home to ask for directions to Rochester High. It doesn't mentally impact me as much as it used to, but I think about the events every day,” Walker told Fox 2 Detroit.
Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks the federal judge who tossed out California's assault weapons ban is “a wholly owned subsidiary of the gun lobby and the National Rifle Assn.” Last year, the same judge blocked California's attempt to require background checks for ammunition buyers. The fact that San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez chose National Gun Violence Awareness Day to release his latest pro-gun ruling “says everything about his character,” the governor asserted last week at a San Francisco news conference as state Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta served notice he's appealing the case.
A Delaware man cutting grass was crushed to death when a passing car careened into his yard over the weekend. The crash happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday in front of the man's home near Camden-Wyoming, about 55 miles south of Wilmington, according to Delaware State Police. Authorities said the 74-year-old, who hasn't been publicly identified, was mowing a grassy ditch when a 2008 Hyundai Sante Fe left the roadway and veered onto the shoulder before striking a culvert pipe.
President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he won't hold a joint press conference with Putin. President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he and Russian President Vladimir Putin won't hold a joint press conference after their meeting in Geneva this week. "I always found, and I don't mean to suggest the press should not know, but this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass one another," Biden said Sunday at Cornwall Airport Newquay in England, The Hill first reported.
Both Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie were shot multiple times June 7 before they died, Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey told The Island Packet on Monday. Paul, 22, and Maggie, 52, were found dead outside their home in Colleton County the night of June 7. Autopsies on their bodies were completed Thursday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
A plane that crashed in 1965 and was never found may have been located in a California lake. Workers testing underwater surveying equipment found a plane in Folsom Lake, CNN reported. The wreckage of a small airplane was found deep underwater in a California lake as workers were testing surveying equipment, CNN reported.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seen correcting US President Joe Biden at the G7 summit. Biden wrongly suggested Johnson hadn't introduced South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The UK prime minister appeared to twice wave away the president's interruptions.
A United States special forces veteran and his son have admitted to helping smuggle former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box aboard a private jet ahead of his trial for financial crimes. Retired Green Beret Michael Taylor, 60, and his son Peter, 28, pleaded guilty to aiding Mr Ghosn's escape in December 2019 during their first appearance at Tokyo District Court this morning. The indictment claimed that Mr Ghosn fled from his home in Tokyo's Minato Ward to a hotel in the capital and then to another in Osaka Prefecture on 29 December 2019, before he made his way to Kansai International Airport, Japan's Kyodo News agency reports.
“Starfield,” the next big game from the makers of “Fallout” and “The Elder Scrolls” will be released on Nov. 11, 2022 for Xbox consoles and PC — and not for PlayStation, according to a new trailer. Why it matters: “Starfield” is about as big as it gets in terms of upcoming blockbuster games and will likely be ace for Microsoft commercially. The science fiction role-playing game was first teased by development studio Bethesda in 2018 and has been greatly anticipated ever since.
Sen. Ron Johnson told Fox News it was wrong to call the January 6 riot an armed insurrection. Johnson has long defended the Capitol rioters and described the insurrection as a peaceful protest. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said the Capitol riot wasn't an armed insurrection because at least some participants were "staying within the roped lines."
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”