The North Korean leader's sibling dismissed prospects for an early resumption of diplomacy, saying U.S. expectations of talks would "plunge them into a greater disappointment."Impasse over nuclear program »
A man accused of kidnapping and raping a federal parole officer stole her gun and assaulted her at gunpoint, according to new details released by authorities in Tennessee. Antonio Taylor, 31, is accused of holding the parole officer against her will when she stopped by his Memphis apartment Thursday for a check-in visit, WHBQ reported, citing a police affidavit. After overpowering her and stealing her gun, Taylor pinned her down and beat and sexually assaulted her,according to the affidavit.
A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a judge's ruling that overturned California's 30-year assault weapons ban. Driving the news: U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ruled earlier this month that the ban was unconstitutional and likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, but the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has now granted a stay, pending appeal. Why it matters: California has one of the lowest firearm mortality rates in the U.S., and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and Attorney General Rob Bonta cited this fact as proof that the state's law worked.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan isn't worried that Iran's new president will derail talks between Tehran and other world powers about possibly reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. During an appearance on ABC News' This Week on Sunday, Sullivan was asked by host George Stephanopoulos if the election of Ebrahim Raisi will affect the chances of reaching a deal. Sullivan responded that no, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, will decide for the country.
New drone video footage from the Chicago suburbs shows the aftermath of a tornado that tore through the towns of Naperville, Darien and Woodridge on Sunday night and into Monday morning. The video shows a line of destruction through several homes, with a half dozen showing signs of extreme damage. Pink and yellow fiberglass insulation pokes out from roofs and rooms torn asunder; other homes appear to be totally destroyed and have been reduced to piles of debris.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has denied that there is hunger in the country's war-torn Tigray region. Speaking at a polling station on the day of the country's general election, Mr Abiy admitted there was a problem but said the government could fix it. More than 350,000 of them are living in famine conditions in Tigray, according to a recent UN-backed estimate.
To the editor: I have been a Roman Catholic for the past 80 years. The fact that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has the temerity even to discuss denying Communion to President Biden for following the law of the land on abortion rights is disgraceful to me. To the editor: Biden opposes abortion personally but "doesn't think he should impose that position on Americans who believe otherwise," as your article put it.
Video taken on the scene of a crash that killed 10 in Alabama shows law enforcement and others, along with badly burned vehicles. (June 21)
Ms Merkel was given a dose of AstraZeneca in mid-April, some two weeks after Germany's vaccine commission recommended that it only be given to people aged 60 and over. The country's vaccine commission at that time recommended cross vaccinating those under 60 who had already had a first jab with AstraZeneca as the second dose. But with deliveries of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson way behind target, Germany may have to rely on combining vector and mRNA vaccines - such as Moderna and Pfizer - in order to fulfil its pledge of offering every adult a vaccine by the end of the summer.
A routine audit by a Central California pistachio producer earlier this month revealed that a whopping 21 tons – 42,00 pounds of the nuts were missing. So the Touchstone Pistachio Company, of Fresno, contacted authorities. It led to the arrest Friday of Alberto Montemayor, 34, of Montemayor Trucking in Delano, reports CBS Fresno affiliate KGPE-TV.
A man and woman were discovered fatally shot inside their Detroit home Monday, while their baby was unharmed, police say. Officers found the couple shot to death Monday around 4:15 p.m. at the home in Detroit's north side, the police department said. “Some family members came to check, they hadn't heard anything from anybody in a minute,” neighbor Irene Walker told WJBK.
American Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights throughout the U.S. this month — including at least 11 flights leaving the Charlotte Douglas International this week. American has canceled flights due to a spike in customer demand and labor shortages, along with “unprecedented weather” at major hubs like Dallas-Fort Worth and CLT, the airline told the Observer in a statement. The first few weeks of June have brought unprecedented weather to our largest hubs, heavily impacting our operation and causing delays, canceled flights and disruptions to crew member schedules and our customers' plans,” the airline said in a statement.
Boris Johnson has warned it will be "a difficult year for travel" regardless of whether he presses ahead with plans to allow fully-vaccinated adults to travel without quarantine. The Prime Minister told reporters that he was keen to do what he could for those who have both jabs, noting : "Everyone over 50 should have been offered their second jab... I think almost 60 per cent of adults have had two jabs, so when it come to travel, we will certainly be looking at that." The Prime Minister also said that July 19 was "looking good" for the final stage of reopening, but warned of a "rough winter" to come, as fears grow that restrictions could be reimposed later in the year.
Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old man with murder for the fatal shooting of a Durham man Monday afternoon. Officers responding to a shooting call around 3:40 p.m Monday on Cherry Grove Street had found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, the Durham Police Department said in a news release. The department identified the man as Marquin Alonso Padilla, a 46-year-old Durham resident.
More than a year after he took a leave of absence from the Chicago Cubs to try to save his marriage, former Kansas City Royals star Ben Zobrist learned his wife, Julianna, was having an affair with the man acting as a pastoral counselor for the couple. It wasn't until June 3, 2020, that Zobrist learned of the affair “when his wife admitted for the first time in response to a set of written requests for admission in a divorce proceeding, that she and Byron Yawn had been engaged in a sexual relationship for several months and that she had lied about this to Mr. Zobrist,” the lawsuit states. Julianna Zobrist filed a counter-complaint in March 2020.
The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether Google is dominating the online-advertising market at the expense of its rivals. It will examine Google's role in collecting data, selling advertising space and acting as an online-advertising intermediary. The commission is concerned the technology giant is making it hard for other online advertisers to compete.
What to do if you encounter a bear while biking A calm mind and knowledge about the types of bears you might run into are your most valuable assets, according to experts with Recreational Equipment, Inc, an outdoor co-op. All bears can get scared when a biker who's skidding through sharp turns and speeding downhill disrupts their peaceful rummaging for berries. But with grizzlies, a startling experience can more quickly turn into an aggressive one compared to black bears.
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Ronnie Oneal III, who went viral for his fiery opening statements in a Florida courtroom while acting as his own defense attorney, has been found guilty of the March 2018 murders of his disabled young daughter, Ron'Niveya Oneal, and her mother, Kenyatta Barron. Oneal, 32, was also found guilty of the attempted first-degree murder of his son, Ronnie, 11, who took the witness stand against his father, telling him, “You stabbed me,” in his testimony. You are ready to believe my son, whose statements are conflicting all of a sudden because he has been adopted by a detective who worked in this case,” Oneal said to the jury in his closing arguments.
A 6-year-old was killed in a crash on a Midlands road that left two other people in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said Monday. Sahliyah Haynes is the girl from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who was identified as the child who died at the scene of June 18 accident on Interstate 77, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Overall, there were eight people in the SUV that was being driven south on I-77 by a Pennsylvania man, Jones said.
The pro-choice movement began in the 1960s to oppose abortion restrictions and increase access to abortion. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historical decision to protect the choice to have an abortion. As more states pass arbitrary restrictions to limit access to abortion, choice has become complicated.
A new system is planned this year to gather patient data held by GP surgeries in England, and feed it into a central NHS database. The scheme was due to start in July, but it was recently delayed until September, over concerns from doctors' organisations that it was being pushed through too quickly. What does the NHS want to do with GP patient data?
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Last week, a stranger threatened to beat up me and my husband in the checkout area of a grocery store. In fact, not long before, in another supermarket, another city, an elderly man raged and shouted at me, claiming that I was standing too close, and the cashier said, “He comes in here and does this all the time.” As Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, recently said: “We've never before seen aggression and violence on our planes like we have in the past five months.”
The Trump Organization has filed suit against the city of New York for ending its contract at Ferry Point Park golf course after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The company owned by former President Donald Trump has operated the Bronx golf course since 2015, however, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio denounced Trump after the deadly riots two weeks before Joe Biden's inauguration and subsequently terminated business with his organization. The lawsuit alleges that de Blasio had a “pre-existing, politically-based predisposition to terminate Trump-related contracts, and the City used the events of January 6, 2021, as a pretext to do so.
Bill de Blasio blasted the field of NYC mayoral candidates in an interview with Politico magazine. The current mayor criticized the candidates as "petty" and "lacking in a compelling vision." De Blasio disputed that he was working behind the scenes in support of frontrunner Eric Adams.
“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.”