Biles looked to be in tears as she left the mat and then soon walked out of the arena floor with a trainer. She did not appear to suffer any obvious physical injury in her attempt.Team USA finished in 2nd place »
An Asian mother who wound up in a coma after falling victim to an attempted robbery in New York City “won't make it” out of her situation, according to her family. The latest: Than Htwe, 58, an immigrant from Myanmar, has remained in critical condition since the incident on July 17, which left her with a severe brain injury. This week her family closed their fundraiser and announced that she “won't make it out of this.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), on Tuesday called on President Biden to extend the moratorium on student loan payments and cancel $50,000 per borrower. Why it matters: Americans owe about $1.6 trillion in student loans and the current pause on payments will end on Sept. 30, leaving more than 3o million people to begin making student loan repayments in October even as the pandemic continues.
Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) argued that the U.S. could face violence “every four years” if those responsible for the January 6 Capitol riot are not “held accountable,” during her opening statement at a select committee hearing on the riot. “We cannot leave the violence of January 6th — and its causes—uninvestigated,” Cheney said in her statement. “It is all driven by what happened last summer, when Democrats normalized anarchy, normalized political violence,” Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), said at a press conference on Tuesday.
A former shoe salesman first elected to the Senate in 1996, Enzi emphasized compromise over grandstanding and confrontation to get bills passed. His “80-20 rule” called on colleagues to focus on the 80% of an issue where legislators tended to agree and discard the 20% where they didn't. Nothing gets done when we're just telling each other how wrong we are,” Enzi said in his farewell address to the Senate in 2020.
Patients died after the NHS cancelled appointments to remove objects left inside them, a University of Oxford study into indirect Covid deaths during the pandemic has found. In two instances, patients died when medical equipment was left inside them after operations were cancelled. Researchers at Oxford said the cases, between March 2020 and June this year, were likely to be an underestimation because there was a large backlog of inquests.
People who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 yet still get infected with the delta strain could transmit the infection to unvaccinated people, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday in justifying renewed recommendations for mask-wearing. “In rare occasions, some vaccinated people infected with the delta variant after vaccination may be contagious and spread the virus to others,” she told reporters on Tuesday. The delta variant, however, is believed to be about twice as transmissible as the original strain of COVID-19, typically referred to as the “wild type” strain, and is sweeping through largely unvaccinated clusters of people and threatening to overwhelm hospital systems.
Multiple Republican governors rejected the CDC's mask guidance renewal Tuesday that recommends some vaccinated individuals in locations with greater rates of infection, as well as everyone in K-12 schools, resume mask-wearing in certain indoor venues. Republican Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts published statement Tuesday titled, “Nebraska's Return to Normal Won't Be Interrupted by New CDC Guidance.” Ricketts wrote that schools in his state will conduct in-person learning this fall without mask or vaccine constraints.
A jury convicted a man Tuesday of murdering a South Carolina college student who mistook him for her Uber driver during a night out two years ago, and a judge sentenced him to life in prison moments later. The man, Nathaniel David Rowland, was found guilty of murdering and kidnapping Samantha Josephson, as well as being in possession of a weapon during a violent crime. "For whoever asked me for leniency, that's not part of my DNA," said Newton, who sentenced Rowland to life in prison.
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives.
In the end, George P. Bush was left with nothing. Bush — the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and now a candidate for Texas attorney general — worked hard to get Donald Trump's endorsement for his race against the incumbent, Ken Paxton. He did so even though his family, which also includes former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and his father, famously disdains Trump and his influence on the party they once dominated.
Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change. What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen to 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial lake on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows. Utah's Great Salt Lake, the biggest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, saw levels plunge in the south roughly an inch below the previous record low of 4,191.4ft above sea level, set in 1963, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Saturday.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom yanked his children from a summer camp after his son was seen in maskless photographs posted on social media. The development was first revealed by Reopen California Schools, an organization that filed a lawsuit challenging school coronavirus protocols in the Golden State. The group said the Democratic governor's 10-year-old son, presumably Hunter Newsom, was seen indoors without a face covering at a basketball program.
Border agents have released about 50,000 migrants into the U.S. without giving them a date to appear in court, Axios reported on Tuesday. Thousands of migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally have been instructed to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices instead of having a court date assigned to them. Only 6,700 migrants who arrived between mid-March and mid-July have arrived at ICE offices, a source briefed on data from the Department of Homeland Security told Axios.
Rather than winning over House Republicans, the dramatic testimony delivered during the Jan. 6 select committee's first public hearing led them to double down on their criticism that the investigation is purely political. Why it matters: The remarks signal that regardless of the panel's eventual findings, many Republican lawmakers — most of whom didn't even watch Tuesday's hearing — will dismiss the proceedings as a partisan witch hunt. Driving the news: Axios spoke with multiple Republican House members following the graphic details laid out by four police officers on-site during the Capitol attack.
A jury has ordered a Florida Keys company to pay $11.8 million to the families of four Spanish tourists who were killed in a crash on the Overseas Highway in 2018. Discount Rock & Sand, a Marathon company that does construction, landscaping and hauling, was negligent in the fatal crash on March 5, 2018, in Islamorada, the jury decided after a trial last week at U.S. District Court in Key West. Lawyers for the families argued the company failed to properly train or screen the driver of its truck that rear-ended the women's rented SUV as it was stopped, with its blinker on, waiting to make a left-hand turn.
During the first hearing of the January 6 Committee on Tuesday, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger dismissed those alleging that Congress was at fault for investigating the Capitol riot, but not the Black Lives Matter riots that erupted and ravaged cities across the country this past year. Some have concocted a counter-narrative to discredit this process on the grounds that we didn't launch a similar investigation into the urban riots and looting last summer,” he said. I was called on to serve during the summer riots as an air national guardsman.
The decision from Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois to sit on the select committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack at the direction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ostracized them from their fellow House Republicans, and some in the conference want to make that formal. Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs brought up a resolution during a House Republican conference meeting on Tuesday to expel immediately from the conference any person who sits on a committee that they were not appointed to by the Republican leader or the House Republican steering committee.
California's largest wildfire is growing this morning after destroying more than a dozen homes over the weekend. After nearly two weeks, the Dixie Fire north of Sacramento is still just 21% contained. It's one of more than 80 fires burning in 11 Western states — forcing nearly 8,400 evacuations.
Jake Ellzey had an early lead over Susan Wright as the two Republicans bid to fill the North Texas congressional seat of late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright. Susan Wright, Ron Wright's widow, and Ellzey, a state representative, received the most votes in a May 1 special election that drew 23 candidates. With unofficial early voting totals in for Tarrant County and Ellis County in on Tuesday, Ellzey had 53.4% of the votes to Wright's 46.6%.
President Biden says 'long COVID' symptoms could be considered a disability and Americans suffering are protected under federal law.
When you look at the pictures of Jennifer Lopez celebrating her 52nd birthday on a yacht with her boyfriend Ben Affleck this week, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a time warp back to the early 2000s. Not strictly because of the pair's rekindled relationship, or the fact they recreated that famous 'Jenny from the block' boat scene, but because of J-Lo's sculpted physique, which has barely changed since her 30s. This isn't the first time that J-Lo's appearance has stunned fellow midlifers.
The US military is changing its warfighting strategy after a war game last fall, a top US general said. During the simulated conflict, the US military strategy "failed miserably," and an enemy "ran rings around" them. The exercise reportedly involved a confrontation with China over Taiwan.
Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest after eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. After the contest, he said he starts sweating, and people have said it smells like hot dogs. Chestnut also told Insider that it takes two full days to start feeling normal after a competition.
Jen Psaki said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with right-wing media. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with an outlet like Fox News after President Donald Trump made undermining the media a tenet of his politics.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."