"Due to this irresponsible, selfish behavior, 200 people are at risk despite having done the right thing while traveling," Argentina's top immigration official said.His test came back positive »
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that his focus was on “stopping” President Biden's administration, citing the unity in his caucus. One hundred percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration,” McConnell said during a press conference in Kentucky when asked if he was concerned that Republicans who acknowledged Biden as the rightful winner of the 2020 election could face political liabilities. One hundred percent of my focus is on standing up to this administration,” McConnell continued.
ROME (Reuters) -Two American tourists were sentenced to life in prison by an Italian court on Wednesday for the 2019 murder of a policeman near their Rome hotel in a case that shook the nation. Finnegan Lee Elder, who was 19 at the time, had admitted to stabbing Mario Cerciello Rega in the early hours of July 26, 2019, while his friend Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, then 18, was tussling with another police officer. However, the pair say they had acted in self defence because they thought the two policemen, who were not in uniform at the time, were thugs out to get them after a botched attempt to buy drugs.
An ordinary day at the beach turned into terror Sunday for a 6-year-old Hawaii girl who spotted a shark beside her in the surf. Sheri Gouveia was shooting a video of her daughter playing in the ocean at Kalama Beach on Oahu at the time, Hawaii News Now reported. Gouveia told Hawaii News Now her daughter has “angels to keep her safe.”
An Asian American father was waiting to cross the street with his 1-year-old child when a man approached and hit him from behind in San Francisco on Friday. What happened: Bruce, 36, was outside of Gus's Community Market by the intersection of 4th and Channel streets around 2 p.m. in Mission Bay when he was punched from behind and knocked to the ground. In a surveillance video, the male suspect, identified as Sidney Hammond, can be seen pummeling Bruce more than a dozen times as the stroller carrying his child rolled away.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Wednesday underscored the urgency of increasing COVID-19 vaccine supplies worldwide and addressing a proposal to waive some intellectual property rights under global trade rules given the COVID-19 pandemic. Tai told a Financial Times event that all of her actions with regard to the vaccine issue are being made through a lens of increasing access and "saving lives" - including how the United States approaches demands from India, South Africa and other developing countries to waive intellectual property rights associated with vaccines. The proposed waiver, which has been opposed by the United States and a handful of other countries with big pharmaceutical industries as too broad, is expected to be discussed at a World Trade Organization's General Council on Wednesday.
Egyptian and Turkish officials met Wednesday for talks aiming to reset ties between the two regional powers after years of enmity. The two-day “political consultations” in Cairo are chaired by Hamdi Loza, Egypt's deputy foreign minister, and his Turkish counterpart Sedat Onal. Egypt's Foreign Ministry, which announced the meetings in a statement late Tuesday, described the talks as “exploratory discussions” that would focus on “the necessary steps that may lead towards the normalization of relations between the two countries, bilaterally and in the regional context.”
Five people have died after an 18-year-old man launched a machete attack at a nursery school in southern Brazil, police say. The victims include three children all reported to be under two years old and two staff members. The attacker then turned the weapon on himself and is in critical condition in hospital, a police statement said.
Officers soon arrived to find the unidentified woman's husband stabbed to death, lying in blood on the kitchen floor. Within hours, police arrested Jesus Hernandez, 56, and charged him with first-degree murder and burglary with assault. Hernandez had received a trespass warning several times, police said.
The Canadian province of Alberta reported its first death of a patient from a rare blood clot condition after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, its chief medical officer said. Canada has reported at least five cases of blood clots following immunization with the vaccine, but public health officials maintain the benefits of the AstraZeneca shot outweigh the potential risks. The Alberta case, of a woman in her 50s, marks the second case of blood clots, and the only death after more than 253,000 doses of AstraZeneca were administered in the province, Alberta's chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said in a statement on Tuesday.
A Colorado mom said she and her 3-year-old son were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight over concerns that he wouldn't wear his mask due to his sensory disorder. Caroline Scott said her son Orion has a sensory processing disorder that makes it difficult for him to wear a mask and she alerted Southwest Airlines ahead of time, providing notes from his doctor and occupational therapist, KDVR reported. Scott said they boarded a flight for Fort Lauderdale on Friday and Orion was wearing his mask when an airline employee told them to leave the plane at the captain's request, according to the station.
A video of a Florida school principal using a paddle to spank a 6-year-old student has sparked outrage online. In the graphic video, shot by the child's mother on her mobile phone last month, we see the student bent over a chair, crying, while she is paddled three times by principal Melissa Carter of Central Elementary School in Clewiston, Florida. Corporal punishment - paddling, spanking, or other forms of physical punishment - is not permitted in Hendry County schools.
Dominion criticized the firm recounting votes in Arizona as having "committed serious errors." The CEO of the company, called Cyber Ninjas, previously tweeted conspiracy theories about the election. The recount has been promoted by Donald Trump, who falsely believes he won the 2020 election.
The Queen came to the Duchess of Sussex's aid in her legal battle against the Mail on Sunday on Wednesday by dismissing claims that she owned the copyright to a letter Meghan wrote to her father. Her Majesty's lawyers intervened in the High Court case as the two sides locked horns over one of the final bones of contention. The Duchess's former communications secretary, Jason Knauf, also “emphatically” denied having any copyright claim to the letter, landing a final blow to the newspaper's case.
People grew more confident about shopping in supermarkets in April as lockdown restrictions eased, according to research firm Nielsen. Till sales rose steadily, while online grocery sales growth slowed. There has been a massive rise in online grocery shopping since the first coronavirus lockdowns began in March last year.
So on Wednesday, Cooper and state Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen urged all state and Mecklenburg County residents to get the vaccine. We want to make sure that our whole state is protected,” Cohen said. I think it's important to remember: Vaccines not only protect you as an individual, the more people who get vaccinated, it protects us all.
This week's in-person G7 meeting in London has quickly descended into chaos after two Indian delegates tested positive for the coronavirus. The India group was granted an exemption to Britain's quarantine rules upon its arrival—despite the massive virus surge in their home country—but all its delegates have now been told to go into self-isolation. It was intended as a trial for the full-scale G7 summit in England next month, which is expected to be Joe Biden's first foreign trip as president.
Eddie Gallagher said he and other SEALs practiced medical procedures on a prisoner of war. Retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was found not guilty of murder in a high-profile war-crimes trial nearly two years ago, said in a podcast that aired Tuesday that he and his team practiced various medical procedures on an enemy combatant until he died, with no intention of saving him. After the trial, President Donald Trump restored Gallagher's rank and personally intervened when the Navy attempted to take away Gallagher's SEAL trident.
Four people have been killed after a civilian aeroplane crashed into a home in Mississippi, police have confirmed. Hattiesburg Police Department confirmed that emergency personnel responded to reports of the crash at around 11.20pm on Tuesday on Annie Christie Drive. “When emergency crews arrived on scene, it was confirmed that a civilian aeroplane had crashed into a home,” the local police department said in a statement.
As House Republicans prepare to purge current conference chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) from leadership, former President Donald Trump's pals on Capitol Hill have been keeping him posted on the efforts to demote her—and the ex-president has been assured that Cheney will be punished by her colleagues as soon as next week. In recent days, Trump has been on the phone with several key allies in the House GOP conference, asking for updates on the Cheney situation, as well as on whether there will indeed be a vote to remove her from her leadership post, according to two sources with knowledge of the calls. Two different people familiar with these conversations say that, in the past few days, one of the top House Republicans who Trump has spoken to about Cheney was Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
The return of passenger-filled cruise ships sailing in U.S. waters is in sight. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released additional guidance for cruise ships with instructions for trial voyages with volunteer passengers meant to take place in advance of sailings that include paying passengers. "With the issuance of these next two phases, cruise ship operators now have all the necessary requirements and recommendations they need to start simulated voyages before resuming restricted passenger voyages and apply for a COVID-19 conditional sailing certificate to begin sailing with restricted passenger voyages," the CDC said on its website, noting it may adjust requirements and recommendations in the future.
Police released the 10-minute 911 call of a "terrified" woman pleading for help moments before the fatal shooting of Zulu "prince" Lindani Myeni in Hawaii. The 29-year-old former rugby player and “South African Idol” constant was killed on 14 April, and the 911 audio reveals new details of the moments leading up to the shooting seen in previously-released body camera footage. The female, calling from a vacation rental home in the Honolulu neighbourhood of Nuuanu, can be heard saying with a thick accent “please leave” before telling the dispatcher “someone entered my house … I don't know this man … he's in the house”.
Blinken won't call the US-China competition a new Cold War. "I resist putting labels on most relationships ... because it's complex," Blinken said. Biden has been portraying the US-China standoff as a battle between democracy and autocracy.
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“Every college has a public health responsibility to require its students to be vaccinated.”
“While the vast majority of students will likely get the vaccine, schools should honor the decisions of the few who object.”
“A vaccinated campus could be the step toward normality that college leaders are seeking.”
“College students are mobile and spread COVID-19 with them whenever they travel.”
“There almost certainly are going to be legal challenges because the anti-vaccine movement is already preparing for them.”