States with low vaccination rates are driving a new coronavirus wave sweeping over the nation, with the Delta strain filling hospitals across the southern U.S.The hot spots »
Multiple people were shot, including one police officer, outside the Pentagon on Tuesday, the Washington Examiner has learned. At least three were wounded, of whom one was pronounced dead, in the incident at the Pentagon Transit Center, which sits feet away from the government building, according to radio transmissions from the Arlington County Fire Department. A law enforcement officer died after the shooting, the Associated Press reported.
Residents of a besieged Afghan city have been urged to evacuate ahead of an army operation against the Taliban. General Sami Sadat, who is leading the battle against the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand, called on people to leave its capital Lashkar Gah as soon as possible. At least 40 civilians have been killed in Lashkar Gah in the past day amid intense fighting, the UN says.
Idaho state Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R) told the legislature's ethics committee on Monday that she doesn't think she was wrong to share an article on social media and in a newsletter to constituents that named a young woman who accused a lawmaker of rape. After the young woman, an intern at the statehouse, made the rape allegation against former state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger (R), the ethics committee found he engaged in "conduct unbecoming" a lawmaker. Von Ehlinger, who said he had consensual sex with the intern, resigned.
Florida's second-largest school district on Monday said it will no longer impose a mask mandate after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) threatened to withhold funding from districts that require face coverings. Driving the news: Broward County Public Schools announced last week that it would require mask use after the CDC issued new guidance recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to K-12 schools this incoming school year, regardless of vaccination status. DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order barring local school districts from requiring students to wear masks when they return to the classroom next month.
In the months preceding the first known cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, multiple air ventilation systems within the Wuhan Institute of Virology were not functioning properly and required renovation, lending further credence to the theory that lab workers were infected with the virus and inadvertently spread it throughout the city. The discovery was included in an an 84-page memo released Monday by Republicans on the the House Foreign Affairs Committee as an addendum to a previous report on COVID's origins. The revelation suggests the virus may have emerged earlier than previously thought, reorienting the chronology of COVID's genesis, lending credence to the lab-leak hypothesis, and further implicating China in an orchestrated cover up.
Four D.C. Metropolitan Police police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have died by suicide, according to the WUSA9, a CBS affiliate in the city. Driving the news: Officer Kyle DeFreytag, who served in the Fifth District and responded to the Capitol riot, was found dead on July 10. The big picture: Confirmation of DeFreytag's death marks four suicides by officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
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On Friday, the House oversight committee released notes of a 27 December telephone call from Trump to then acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, in which Trump told Rosen: “Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R congressmen.”
Driving the news: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday announced a new vaccination requirement for the city government's 10,000-plus employees. Private sector employees covered under the new mandate include those working in nursing homes, homeless shelters, hospitals, correctional facilities, and schools and post-secondary institutions — both public and private. Context: While there's been a recent increase in vaccine requirements for employees among local governments across the country, Denver's rules appear to go further than most by applying to certain private contractors.
The Chinese government dismissed a House GOP report that argues COVID-19 escaped from a Wuhan lab in late summer 2019, arguing it is based on "concocted lies.” The Communist Party also pointed a finger at the U.S. military, a tactic Republicans said made sense if it was trying to cover up the outbreak's source. House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans concluded the October 2019 World Military Games in Wuhan were “one of the earliest super spreader events” of the pandemic, with the report contending COVID-19 emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in late August or early September 2019, with China covering it up for months.
A Black man who said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” at a southern Indiana lake is facing criminal charges more than a year after the confrontation that earlier led to charges against two of the alleged attackers.
Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. Hours later, Luis Vertentes, in a different case, was told by a judge he had three weeks to clear out of his one-bedroom apartment in nearby East Providence. Scenes like this played out from North Carolina to Virginia to Ohio and beyond Monday as the eviction system, which saw a dramatic drop in cases before a federal moratorium expired over the weekend, rumbled back into action.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has sexually harassed multiple women while in office, including several aides and employees, a report conducted by the state attorney general found. State Attorney General Letitia James released the investigation outlining a "pattern of inappropriate conduct" on Tuesday, per NBC News, and it includes in graphic detail several instances of alleged misconduct by Cuomo. His treatment of a staff member described as "Executive Assistant #1" allegedly included "kissing her on the lips at least once, grabbing her butt during hugs, asking multiple times about whether she had cheated or would cheat on her husband and once reaching under her blouse and grabbing her breas...
On Sept. 14, California voters will decide two questions: whether to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from office and, if so, who among the 46 candidates is best suited to take over. In other California elections, including special elections triggered by the death or resignation of an incumbent, a candidate cannot win without the support of a majority of voters. The fact that the recall election omits this reasonable step should concern all voters, regardless of whether they want Newsom to keep his job.
US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he's faced racist abuse after testifying on the Capitol riot. During his testimony last week, Dunn said it was the first time he was called the n-word while in uniform. US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he has faced racist abuse online after testifying before the House Select Committee amid its January 6 Capitol riot investigation.
A COVID-19 outbreak in Provincetown prompted the CDC to update its mask guidance for vaccinated people. An outbreak of COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people in a highly-vaccinated town in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, around the July Fourth weekend prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its indoor-masking guidance. Instead, it shows that vaccines are working and "prevent severe disease, hospitalization, and death," as clinical trials had previously found, she said.
Former President Donald Trump raised more money online than any other Republican in the first six months of 2021, yet a review of election filings reveals he is not spending that campaign cash on furthering either of his big fundraising promises — supporting election audits and backing Republican candidates in the 2022 midterms, Politico reports. Despite his $102 million war chest, not a single penny was transferred or contributed from the Make American Great Again PAC, Save America PAC, or Save American Joint Fundraising Committee — all Trump-affiliated entities'' — to midterm GOP candidates or committees, or the Arizona audit Trump has repeatedly baselessly suggested as key to throwing out...
Karsten Warholm of Norway obliterated his own world record in the Olympic 400-meter hurdles Tuesday, finishing in 45.94 to break the old mark by .76. Second-place finisher Rai Benjamin of the United States finished in 46.17, also bettering the 46.7 record that Warholm set just last month. Alison dos Santos of Brazil finished third in 46.72, as six of the eight runners broke either a world, continent or national record.
A British military agency is warning that a potential hijacking is underway in the Gulf of Oman. The warning comes as multiple oil tankers in the area have reported they are "not under command." A British military agency warned Tuesday that a hijacking may be underway off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, where multiple oil tankers have reported that they had lost control.
To the editor: Given that our mental health services are being overwhelmed due to anxiety induced by the pandemic and its alarmist coverage, some perspective about the statistics behind the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's paper about the Delta variant is welcome. The Delta variant is as transmissible as chickenpox. Finally, the virus is waning in Britain, with 92% of the population showing antibodies in their blood after vaccination and from Delta's widely transmissible infection.
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Camila Cabello is striking back against the body shamers. OK, so the “Havana” singer may have put on a few quarantine pounds. So have a lot of us who haven't used our homes as yoga studios all these months.
In August, some of the most fringe voices in the ex-president's sprawling universe of followers and adjacent conspiracists still seem to think Trump will be reinstated. When Trump lost re-election in November, he and some of his more stalwart supporters insisted he would soon be reinstalled for a second term, perhaps following a review of votes (which ultimately confirmed Joe Biden's victory) or an Inauguration Day military intervention (never happened) or even one of multiple alternate inaugurations in March (also did not happen). Undeterred, a faction of Trump fans predicted that he would reclaim his throne this month.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the media was being "judgmental" of unvaccinated people getting sick from COVID-19. Florida is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, and the majority of hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated people who were getting sick from COVID-19 on Tuesday, saying the media was being "judgmental."
“This tweet is exactly the BS behavior that puts Black trans women in danger,” tweeted a Blac Chyna critic. Black Chyna recently took to Twitter to air some details about the alleged sexual preferences of former boyfriend Tyga in two brief blasts. Monday afternoon, the social media influencer tweeted “Tyga loves Trans, me 2” before firing off another tweet imploring the rapper to “Tell the truth.”
“[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."