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President Biden has "a short fuse" at times, especially when aides and advisers are unable to answer his many hyper-detailed questions, current and former associates told The New York Times in a report published Friday. Driven by a strong "sense of urgency," the president is reportedly susceptible to "flares of impatience," and a tendency to "cut off conversations," per the Times. "He has a kind of mantra: 'You can never give me too much detail,'" National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told the Times.
A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 67-year-old Asian woman in Fremont, Calif. on Thursday. Caught in the act: Fremont police said the assault was still in progress when they responded to the problem call at approximately 11 a.m. “This was in an exterior portion of a residence, so it was obvious when the officers arrived on scene what was happening,” Sergeant Ricardo Tores said, according to KGO.
The hacker group DarkSide, which was responsible for a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline and led to fuel shortages in multiple states this week, claims to be shutting down, Krebs on Security and several cybersecurity firms report. Why it matters: In a message from a cybercrime forum, the group said it had lost access to the infrastructure needed to carry out its extortion operations and that a cryptocurrency account it uses to pay its affiliates had been drained. What they're saying: “Servers were seized (country not named), money of advertisers and founders was transferred to an unknown account,” reads the message, which was reviewed by Krebs.
A House hearing about what went wrong in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege frequently spiraled into partisan shouting matches on Wednesday, with lawmakers more often blaming each other than thoroughly questioning witnesses about the events of the day. Democrats and Republicans have so far been unable to agree on a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection, and officials involved in responding to the attack have pointed fingers at one another. The latest witnesses, including former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller and former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, were called by Democrats who are conducting their own set of investigations in the House.
LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks after the first, a British study said. The study released on Friday is the first to directly compare immune responses of the Pfizer shot from the three-week dosing interval tested in clinical trials, and the extended 12-week interval that British officials recommend in order to give more vulnerable people at least some protection quickly. After Britain moved to extend the interval between doses, Pfizer and vaccine partner BioNTech said there was no data to back up the move.
When COVID-19 first began spreading, public health and medical experts began talking about the need for the U.S. to reach herd immunity to stop the coronavirus from spreading. Experts have estimated that between 60% and 90% of people in the U.S. would need to be vaccinated for that to happen. Only about 35% of the population has been fully vaccinated, and yet the CDC said on May 14, 2021 that fully vaccinated people can lose their masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.
A South Carolina woman caught fire during a police chase Thursday after multiple containers of gasoline exploded in the back of her car, officials said. The woman, identified as 28-year-old Jessica Dale Patterson, was taken to a hospital, the Pickens County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. “Before leaving the scene, Ms. Patterson told deputies that she was transporting several containers of fuel that she was hoarding in the trunk,” officials said.
Charity aid workers have a price list of sex acts to exchange for food and shelter, experts have warned. Sexual abuse by humanitarian workers is “systemic” and discussed so openly that translators are even used to negotiate deals, a conference at King's College heard on Friday. Sarah Champion, who chairs the international development select committee, said there is evidence of a “known exchange rate” for aid such as making a child “available” in return for tarpaulins for shelter or women having to exchange sex for employment.
This photo shows Israel's Iron Dome interception system responding to militant rockets from Gaza. This week Israel has launched airstrikes into Gaza, and Hamas has fired rockets toward Israel. The air attacks have killed dozens of people, mostly in Gaza.
LONDON (Reuters) -David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister, said on Thursday he was not motivated by his own financial interest when he lobbied government on behalf of the now-collapsed supply chain finance firm Greensill Capital. Although Cameron's extensive lobbying efforts did not result in policy changes, they have raised questions about the extent to which former British leaders can or should use their status to try to influence government policy. Cameron declined to say how much he was paid by Greensill, or how much he would have made from shares he owned if the business had prospered, but said he had "a big economic investment" in its future and wanted the business to succeed.
Houston police believe India the tiger, who is still missing, has traded hands up to eight times this past week in the city's exotic animal trade.
Five months after Suzanne Morphew vanished without a trace while out on a bike ride last Mother's Day, the Chaffee County Clerk's Office in Colorado received a bizarre notification: a mail-in ballot for the 2020 election had been submitted under her name. When a Chaffee County sergeant went to the clerk's office to check out the ballot, he saw that it had been handwritten and dated Oct. 15, 2020—and included the signature of her husband, Barry Lee Morphew, on the witness line. “I wanted Trump… to win,” Morphew told FBI agents when questioned about submitting his wife's voting ballot.
The team behind the research concluded: untreated wastewater was the "key source" of plastic pollution. The water company that operates along the river the scientists studied said it didn't "fully accept" the findings. Hundreds of sewage leaks detected thanks to AI Water companies illegally dumping sewage in rivers But the scientists, who published their research in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Sustainability, say sewer overflow pipes and outflows from treatment plants can release millions of plastic particles in a day.
Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed President Joe Biden's response to escalating tensions in Gaza, asking if “Palestinians have a right to survive? Speaking on the House floor on Thursday, she said: “The president and many other figures this week stated that Israel has a right to defend itself, and this is a sentiment that's echoed across this body. But do Palestinians have a right to survive?
A second-generation COVID-19 vaccine developed by CureVac and GlaxoSmithKline, designed to protect against coronavirus variants, produced a high level of immune response in a trial in rats, the companies said on Thursday. CureVac in February said it would team up with GlaxoSmithKline on a COVID-19 vaccine aimed at targeting several variants with one shot. The shot uses messenger RNA technology, similar to successful vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, and clinical trials of the shot in humans are expected to start in the third quarter of this year.
A lawsuit claims a GOP congressman's son lived in a basement storage space in the Capitol. An ex-staffer is suing Rep. Doug Lamborn's office, alleging retaliation over his December firing. The lawsuit also accuses the Colorado lawmaker of dangerously flouting COVID-19 safety protocols.
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A woman who claims to have purchased the winning ticket in a $26m (£18.5m) California Lottery draw says she left it in a trouser pocket and destroyed it in the wash, US media report. The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket was sold at a convenience store in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk in November. The woman, who has not been named, was reportedly captured by CCTV purchasing a ticket at the store at the time.
Israeli ground forces attacked Gaza early Friday morning, according to a tweet by the IDF. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the operation will continue "as long as necessary" soon after the assualt began. More than 100 people in Gaza have been killed since Monday, according to the BBC.
An adorable bird in distress was rescued off the Florida coast last weekend and how it went down is still giving us the feels. Aaron Williams spotted an osprey bobbing around in the water near marker 11 north off Palm Island. The island is off the west coast of Florida, about midway between Sarasota and Fort Myers.
A judge has allowed two prominent Capitol riot defendants to go on a family road trip. Both men were seen in pictures and videos at the Capitol insurrection, one of them holding a Confederate flag. The man pictured walking through the US Capitol holding a massive Confederate flag during the January 6 insurrection is about to head on a family road trip after a judge approved the vacation earlier this month.
An open letter signed by 124 retired US military officers has called President Biden's health into question, earning a strong rebuke from Hillary Clinton and others. “The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored,” wrote Flag Officers 4 America, an organisation of former generals and admirals. As evidence, the letter only cites “recent Democrat leadership's inquiries about nuclear code procedures”, which it interprets as “raising the question about who is in charge”.
Kentucky will return to full capacity everywhere and fully lifts its mask mandate in less than a month, ending more than a year of COVID-19-related restrictions, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Friday. Beshear is waiting a month to fully lift those restrictions to allow time for adolescents ages 12-15 to get vaccinated. “One months also gives notice and time to everyone else who has not yet received their [dose],” Beshear said.
Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to pardon any Floridian prosecuted for breaking mask and distancing rules. The CDC on Thursday said vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks or practice distancing. Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would pardon anyone in Florida prosecuted for violating mask or social-distancing COVID-19 rules.
Democratic congressman Bennie Thompson has announced that he and Rep John Katko, a Republican, have agreed on a bill to establish a commission investigating the 6 January Capitol riot. “I am pleased that after many months of intensive discussion, Ranking Member Katko and I were able to reach a bipartisan agreement,” Rep Thompson said in a statement. On 6 January, 2020, a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building, violently assaulting police officers and leaving five people dead.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”