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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 coronavirus's Delta variant, which was first identified in India late last year and which now accounts for approximately 20 percent of COVID-19 cases in the United States, is expected to become the dominant strain of the virus in the coming months — if not sooner, according to experts. New data suggests that the Delta variant, in addition to being more infectious, may also double the risk of hospitalization for those who are not vaccinated. Given that there's now a more transmissible and potentially more dangerous variant circulating in the country, the focus has turned to young people 12 and older, who are less likely to get vaccinated, and to children younger than that, who aren't eligible yet for the COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responded to criticism from Republican lawmakers Wednesday that members of the military are taught critical race theory, the academic concept that racism is a systemic, social construct. In recent months, critical race theory has come under fire from conservatives who believe it should not be taught in public schools. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Milley, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, said there was nothing wrong with learning from history.
McAfee's death was confirmed after Spain's National Court ruled in favor of extraditing McAfee, 75, who had argued in a hearing earlier this month that the charges against him by prosecutors in Tennessee were politically motivated and that he would spend the rest of his life in prison if returned to the U.S. The court's ruling was made public on Wednesday and was open for appeal, with any final extradition order also needing to get approval from the Spanish Cabinet. McAfee was arrested last October at Barcelona's international airport and had been in jail since then awaiting the outcome of extradition proceedings.
The pair spoke during a call convened by the UK Government, which the Greater Manchester Mayor said he hoped would help resolve the leaders' row over restrictions on movement imposed by the SNP. A spokesman for the mayor also accused Ms Sturgeon of misunderstanding the situation, claiming she had dismissed out of hand the plight of ordinary people who had lost money as a result of her policy. The summit was held after the airline Easyjet announced that it had axed two new routes connecting Manchester and Scotland because of the controversial travel ban.
Advisers to former President Donald Trump were reportedly hoping his battle with COVID-19 last year would give him a "newfound appreciation for the seriousness" of the virus — only for it to ultimately become clear he "hadn't changed at all." A new excerpt from the book Nightmare Scenario published Thursday in The Washington Post describes the "extraordinary effort to get Trump lifesaving drugs" when he contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized in October 2020. According to the book, Trump's medical advisers hoped during this time that his illness "would inspire him to take the virus seriously."
An influential firebrand cleric was sentenced to another four years in prison in Indonesia on Thursday for concealing information about his coronavirus test result. The three-judge panel at East Jakarta District Court, which was under heavy police and military guard, ruled that Rizieq Shihab had lied about his COVID-19 test result, which made contact tracing more difficult. Shihab has been detained since Dec. 13.
Ministers were coming under intense pressure on Thursday to lift quarantine for holidaymakers returning from "safe" destinations including Malta and the Balearic Islands. They were due to meet on Thursday afternoon to consider advice from scientific advisers that the two popular holiday destinations were safe enough to be added to the Government's quarantine-free "green" list. Travel industry chiefs and MPs believe the decision on the Balearic islands of Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca will be a critical test of the Government's appetite for opening up foreign travel this summer.
A man rammed two people with his pickup truck, killing one, attacked other people with a crowbar and pulled a gun before he was shot Monday in a Sacramento-area suburb, authorities said.
Royce Wood, the man accused of shooting a Rhome police officer June 13, was arrested without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service in Batesville, Arkansas, early Thursday morning, according to the Wise County Sheriff's Office. Wood and his girlfriend, Tiffany Caswell, were arrested together for separate charges against them in Wise County. Caswell and Wood are believed to have been involved in a home invasion robbery on Coyote Trail on June 12, Akin told the Wise County Messenger.
The lawyer for the Lexington police union says it was not a conflict of interest or inappropriate for him to ask the Fayette County Republican Party to vote on a resolution opposing a local ban on no-knock warrants. On Monday, the Fayette County Republican Party passed a resolution supporting the stance of the Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge 4, which has opposed the ban on no-knock warrants. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council will take its final vote on Thursday night.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron will tell EU leaders to impose quarantine restrictions on British tourists to stop the spread of the delta variant of coronavirus at a summit in Brussels today. The German Chancellor said she would “talk very critically” at the European Council meeting and upbraid the leaders of tourism dependent countries for "a failure even today to adequately control arrival from non-EU states where virus variants are proliferating." Different EU countries have different rules for visitors from the UK, where the delta variant makes up the majority of cases.
A Haltom City man was in custody Tuesday, accused in the attempted robbery and shooting death of another man Saturday in Fort Worth, police said. Fort Worth police said on Tuesday that there was the possibility of a second suspect in the case, which limited the details investigators wanted to release. On Saturday, Jeremy Wayne Perez, 27, of Haltom City was arrested on suspicion of capital murder, according to Tarrant County Jail records.
Trump, for example, asked if Kushner accomplished "peace in the Middle East after all" when violence broke out between Israel and Hamas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump and Jared Kushner are growing apart over the former president's obsession with the 2020 election, according to a new CNN report, and it's leading Trump to question his son-in-law's accomplishments.
The Hong Kong paper that pushed the boundary Why China is bent on crushing dissent in Hong Kong On Wednesday night, just hours after the company announced its closure, supporters of the tabloid had gathered outside its office, even as heavy rain fell. They lit their phone flashlights as a show of solidarity and shouted support slogans like "add oil" - a popular phrase of encouragement in Hong Kong, which can sometimes be translated to mean "go for it" or "don't give up". In response, Apple Daily staff ducked out of their offices to stand at balconies and windows, waving flashlights and shouting "Thank you Hong Kong" to the crowds outside.
Images and video shared on social media early Thursday morning show the devastating aftermath of a partial collapse of a building in Surfside, Florida. The 12-story oceanfront condo tower near Miami collapsed around 2 a.m. Thursday, leaving at least 10 people injured and one person dead, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told the Miami Herald.
A cell phone belonging to Maggie Murdaugh was found on the road outside the 1,700-acre Colleton County estate the day after she and her son Paul were slain, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Although Paul Murdaugh's cell phone was found near his body on the night of the killings June 7, investigators were unable to locate Maggie Murdaugh's cell phone that night, the sources said. It wasn't until the next day, Tuesday, June 8, that a family member using his cell phone's ability to “ping” Maggie Murdaugh's cell phone found the phone on his digital cell phone map, sources said.
At around midday on 11 May, Dario Kopenawa, an indigenous leader, received a desperate phone call from a remote village in the Brazilian Amazon. Palimiú has a population of about 1,000, who live in large communal houses on the banks of a river called Uraricoera. Kopenawa, from the Yanomami tribe, is used to hearing pleas for help from communities in the rainforest, but this one was different.
The National Hurricane Center is now tracking two disturbances in the Atlantic, including a strong tropical wave that's about to roll off the coast of Africa in the next few days. Forecasters don't give either disturbance a high chance of strengthening anytime soon. As of the 8 a.m. update on Thursday, it had a 20% chance of forming a tropical depression in the next two days and a 40% chance of forming in the next five days.
On Thursday, hours after she told her story in a ceremony marking a new U.S.-German initiative to educate people about the Holocaust, a visibly moved Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken asked for, and received, a copy of Friedlander's memoirs to read on the flight back to Washington, an aide said. Blinken is in Berlin as part of a swing through Western Europe aimed at shoring up the United States' transatlantic relationships after the rocky years of the Trump administration. The visit follows President Biden's own trip to Europe last week, during which he assured NATO nations of Washington's support and solidarity.
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.
Two young girls were found dead in a South Florida canal roughly nine hours apart Tuesday. Police are investigating whether the girls' deaths are related, according to WPLG Local 10. Two young girls were found dead in a South Florida canal nearly nine hours apart on Tuesday, police said.
Jay Dawson and George Grogan are opening Always Original Bakery at 501 Meeting St. in the West Columbia River District this summer. Dawson and Grogan said the menu will change daily depending on what customers ask for and what ingredients are in season. After two years of looking for the perfect location in the Midlands for their bakery, Grogan and Dawson were excited to find two side- by-side units in the growing West Columbia River District on a prominent corner.
“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.”