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President Biden on Wednesday delivered a eulogy at the funeral of former Sen. John Warner, R-Va., at Washington National Cathedral. “I had the privilege of serving with John for three decades in the United States Senate,” Biden said. “While we represented different political parties, I can say without hesitation John was a man of conscience, character and honor, with a deep commitment to God and country.”
The result of the New York City mayoral primary will not be known for another week or two, but as expected, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is currently in the lead. Given the city's strong Democratic tilt, Adams will be the overwhelming favorite to win the general election later this year, should he emerge victorious from the primary. For Tuesday's primaries, the city adopted ranked-choice voting for the first time in its history, a reform that is gaining support around the country among those who want to encourage moderation and bipartisanship in politics.
The Rev. William Barber of North Carolina was arrested Wednesday with more than 20 others for obstructing traffic in front of the Hart Senate Building during a protest in Washington. Barber and supporters of his National Poor People's Campaign, who protest state and national policies they say are racist or disproportionately affect poor people and those of color, were in Washington for a “Moral March on Manchin and McConnell.” The event was part of a year-long effort planned by the Poor People's Campaign.
A fight that erupted inside a rideshare vehicle ended in gunfire early Wednesday, leaving one person dead and another critically injured, Georgia authorities said. The shooting unfolded just before 5 a.m. outside a Chevron gas station in Atlanta, according to a police news release. Officers arrived to find two men with gunshot wounds.
The search for a missing infant who disappeared weeks ago has led the FBI and multiple police agencies to her father's pond in Eastern Kentucky. Huntington police, Kentucky State Police and the FBI were on scene at the pond in Carter County, according to city officials in Huntington, W. Va. The pond is on property owned by Shannon Overstreet, the father of missing 3-month-old Angel Nichole Overstreet who hasn't been seen since May 8, according to police. Shannon Overstreet was in jail Wednesday morning because he'd previously been arrested on charges unrelated to his daughter's disappearance, according to a spokesperson for the city of Huntington, including its police department.
People keep spotting illegal drugs washed ashore in the Florida Keys or floating in the waters surrounding the island chain. This time, it's 2.3 pounds of cocaine, or a little more than a kilogram, found Tuesday inside Bahia Honda State Park between mile markers 36 and 37, said U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Adam Hoffner. Hoffner said he didn't have an estimated dollar amount for the cocaine because the case is still being processed.
It accused the hospital and the provincial health authorities of trying to cover up medical negligence. "These allegations are false, unsubstantiated and only serve to tarnish the good reputation of Steve Biko Academic Hospital and the Gauteng Provincial Government," the latest statement said. Legal action would be taken against the editor-in-chief of Pretoria News, Piet Rampedi, and IOL, it said.
A fine has been issued four months after officials said a man punched a Southwest Airlines worker as he was being kicked off his flight over a face mask. The man, whom the Federal Aviation Administration did not name, was fined $21,000 following the alleged assault at a Dallas airport. The FAA said the man refused to wear his face mask before and after boarding the Southwest plane on Feb. 22.
Republicans in Michigan have found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the state, and they're urging the public not to listen to "demonstrably false theories" suggesting otherwise. The Republican-led Senate Oversight Committee in Michigan spent months investigating the 2020 election in the state, and a 35-page report prepared by Sen. Ed McBroom said that while there are some "glaring issues" with the state's election law, "there is no evidence presented at this time to prove either significant acts of fraud or that an organized, wide-scale effort to commit fraudulent activity was perpetrated in order to subvert the will of Michigan voters," Bridge Michigan reports. Michigan was one of the states that President Biden won in 2020 after former President Donald Trump previously won it in 2016, but Trump since November has continued to push baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud and refused to concede the election.
The Senate's work on an elections bill overhaul and changes being offered by Sen. Joe Manchin are a “step forward,” the White House said Monday.
A North Carolina man was arrested in Tennessee after police found his girlfriend's body in the car he was driving. On Monday, the High Point Police Department in North Carolina launched a welfare investigation for 19-year-old Gianna Rose Delgado after getting a report that she had been assaulted in the apartment she shared with her boyfriend. Delgado, who local news outlets identified as a High Point University student, was believed to be dead “as a result of the assault,” and her boyfriend, 24-year-old Michael Louis Cadogan, was identified as the suspect, police say.
A Grand Canyon hiker was a half-mile from the trailhead when he died, park officials said. William Smith, a 60-year-old from Oswego, Illinois, had just completed a day hike Tuesday when bystanders rushed to give him CPR, Grand Canyon National Park officials said. “Bystanders initiated CPR and National Park Service EMS personnel responded and assisted with resuscitation efforts,” park officials said in a Wednesday news release.
Former Philippine president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, scion of the country's revered Aquino family, has died at the age of 61. While in power from 2010 to 2016, he famously took China to court over a long-running dispute involving the South China Sea, parts of which the Philippines claims as the West Philippine Sea. Aquino had been largely silent and out of the public eye after his presidency ended.
Vanessa Bryant settled a lawsuit with the helicopter company involved in Kobe Bryant's fatal crash. Terms of the settlement - between families, the company, and the pilot's estate - weren't disclosed. A lawsuit against the Los Angeles police, accused of sharing photos from the crash site, is ongoing.
Former President Donald Trump's one-time chief strategist Stephen Bannon believes the GOP has a chance to pick up 50 House seats in the 2022 mid-terms if they focus heavily on bashing critical race theory during campaigns, he told Politico. Bannon's confidence seems to stem in part from his belief that the backlash against the academic theory, which Politico notes "examines how race and racism permeates society," being taught in schools isn't growing only among, say, QAnon conspiracy theorists.
The last time anyone saw two sisters, Destiny and Daysha Hogan, was less than a day before their young bodies were found in a Lauderhill canal. Lauderhill police named their mother, Tinessa Hogan, as a person of interest at a news conference Wednesday evening. Marie Williams, a neighbor, told the Miami Herald that on Monday she saw Hogan swimming in the same L-shaped canal the young sisters would be found in hours later.
Missouri's voter-approved Medicaid expansion is unconstitutional because it infringes on lawmakers' authority over spending, a state judge ruled Wednesday in a decision that will be appealed. Gov. Mike Parson's administration isn't required to extend health coverage to roughly 275,000 low-income MIssourians, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem found in his decision. Expansion supporters had hoped he would order the state to implement the program beginning July 1, even though the Republican-controlled General Assembly refused to fund it.
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Malaysian casino operator Genting Group is taking a $4.3bn (£3bn) bet on Las Vegas as it opens a huge new resort in the US gambling capital today. Resorts World Las Vegas is the most expensive resort ever developed in Las Vegas. Las Vegas saw visitor numbers slump by more than 50% last year as casinos were forced to close their doors for three months due to coronavirus restrictions.
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.
The prospect of COVID-19 booster shots have been looming since even before any vaccines were granted approval late last year. Most scientists believe boosters will be necessary at some point, though it's not clear when, but they also may want to make sure those bonus shots aren't needed all that often in the long run, Katherine Wu reported for The Atlantic on Wednesday. "Boosting in perpetuity isn't an ideal option, if we can avoid it," Wu wrote.
But their outrageous behavior in connection with the Jan. 6 assault on our nation's Capitol by supporters of former President Trump cut straight through my filters and forced me to confront their words. With Harris, it was his refusal to vote in favor of awarding medals to police officers who defended the Capitol because the proposed legislation used the word “insurrection” to describe the attack. With Carlson, it was his unsupported allegation that members of the FBI were involved in organizing the attack.
A girl in her teens was found dead in a secluded area of Texas county, but her name and cause of death remain of mystery, officials say. Her body was discovered Friday morning off a road in Wharton County, a rural county about 70 miles southwest of Houston. The girl, who was estimated to be 14 to 17 years old, had black or dark brown hair that was shoulder length.
The normally mild Pacific Northwest is facing a potentially historic, record-breaking heat wave this weekend: Temperatures will near or surpass 100 degrees in cities such as Portland and Seattle. "We're going to be looking at all-time record highs in some spots," AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno warned for a part of the country where air conditioning is not a staple in homes. Weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce, who is warning of "dangerously hot temperatures," said Portland could approach the city's all-time record high of 107 degrees.
“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.”