Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the recent spate of mass shootings shows why gun violence is a public health issue in the U.S.'You can't run away from that' »
An upstate New York couple may have finally solved the mystery of who's been tossing used coffee cups in their front yard for nearly three years. Edward and Cheryl Patton told The Buffalo News they tried mounting a camera in a tree in front of their home in Lake View to catch the phantom litterer. After Edward Patton called police, they waited and pulled over a vehicle driven by 76-year-old Larry Pope, who Cheryl Patton said had once worked with her and had had disagreements with her over union issues.
Warning signs have been posted along Sarasota beaches from North Jetty to Longboat Key after monitors found elevated levels of toxic algae known as Red Tide. There have been "reports of respiratory irritation" from beachgoers, per the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota. A fish kill was reported in the area, per the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Michael Ellis, a former Republican operative tapped as general counsel at the National Security Agency in the final months of the Trump administration, resigned Friday after spending three months on administrative leave. Former President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary had ordered NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone to accept Ellis' appointment as general counsel, and Nakasone agreed days before Trump left office, The Washington Post reported. The day Trump left the White House and Ellis was scheduled to start his new job, Nakasone placed him on administrative leave, citing a Pentagon inspector general investigation and inquiry into how Ellis handled classified information.
The U.S government had put Johnson & Johnson in charge of the plant following the incident when workers conflated ingredients for the J&J and AstraZeneca Plc vaccines. The request to stop manufacturing is the latest setback to Emergent and the J&J COVID-19 vaccine, which has been paused for use by U.S. regulators as they review reports of rare but serious blood clots in people who took the shot. Emergent said the U.S. FDA had started a review of the plant last week and requested the halt in manufacturing.
A Tennessee woman said she called police about a physical fight involving her daughter and the girl's boyfriend before he was fatally shot by officers in a high school bathroom. Regina Perkins said she called police last Monday on 17-year-old as Anthony J. Thompson Jr., the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. Police said Thompson had a gun inside Austin-East Magnet High School in east Knoxville later Monday and was shot to death in a confrontation with officers in a bathroom.
Bankruptcy, especially as portrayed by bankruptcy lawyers, promises "a fresh start from your debts," John Oliver said on Sunday's Last Week Tonight. Between 800,000 and 1.5 million Americans file for bankruptcy each year, "and many worry that once the current pandemic assistance stops, more and more people will need the type of help" bankruptcy offers. The process gives people a chance to dig out from under a mountain of debt, but it does hit your credit score, and it carries a "completely misguided" social stigma, he said.
It appears no one was driving a Tesla Model S when it crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing the two people in the car, Texas police say. The crash happened around 9 p.m. in a Spring subdivision, KTRK reported. Mark Herman, Harris County Constable for Precinct Four, said the two passengers in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, KHOU reported.
In the more than a year that I've been writing about Sarah Gonzales-McLinn, who was essentially being held in sexual slavery in Lawrence, Kansas when she killed her rapist at age 19, I've never stopped wondering what the Douglas County jury was thinking back in 2015. Most news reports blandly referred to Hal Sasko, the former employer she drugged and then nearly decapitated in January of 2014, as her 52-year-old roommate. The jury quickly decided that Gonzales-McLinn had killed Sasko in an especially heinous, atrocious or cruel manner, too.
A Texas school board candidate near Austin was arrested for assault after an altercation with a Nordstrom Rack employee earlier this month. Video of Kara Bell's arrest has gone viral. It shows the woman arguing with Nordstrom employees inside near the fitting rooms and then with the police outside the store.
Police are sounding the alarm that OxyContin pills laced with fentanyl have killed several teenagers in the Northland and Independence and caused overdoses throughout the area. This is a public health warning. “It's pretty scary,” said John Syme, spokesman for the Independence Police Department, which is investigating the recent deaths of two teens who police say ingested these deadly pills.
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she'd introduce a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters. Greene said Waters incited violence when she spoke with protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Protests in the city have gone on for a week following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.
Delaware State Police have announced that seven teenagers have been arrested in connection with several carjackings and violent attacks in the First State.
British retailer Marks & Spencer will increase its online capacity by building a new automated online warehouse in its existing distribution centre in Bradford, northern England, it said on Monday. M&S said the expansion would create 300 new jobs. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend towards more digital shopping, with M&S's online sales growing 34% in the first half of its 2020-21 year.
The Chicago Police Union head said Thursday that the fatal shooting of Adam Toledo was "justified." A video released this week shows Toledo running down an alley and raising his hands before he was shot. Toledo appeared to have a gun but dropped it before officer Eric Stillman shot him once in the chest.
The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge will hold a summit to decide the future of the monarchy over the next two generations following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. In consultation with the Queen, Britain's next two kings will decide how many full-time working members the Royal family should have, who they should be, and what they should do. The death of Prince Philip has left the Royal family with the immediate question of how and whether to redistribute the hundreds of patronages he retained.
A North Carolina Walgreens mistakenly gave some people a saline injection instead of the COVID-19 vaccine. Walgreens recently learned a “limited number” of people at a location in Monroe were affected and that the company has contacted them about the mistake, Rebekah Pajak, a spokesperson for the company, told McClatchy News in a statement Sunday. Walgreens says it's investigating the incident and reviewing procedures with the Monroe location to “prevent this from occurring again.”
She is said to be the Queen's favourite daughter-in-law, and now the monarch is set to turn to the Countess of Wessex to fill the gap left by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in carrying out royal duties. The 56-year-old Countess was one of the most prominent members of the Royal family in the days following the Duke of Edinburgh's death. She made the first public comments about his passing, repeatedly visited Windsor Castle and provided a photograph of the Queen and the Duke at Balmoral that Her Majesty chose to share with the world as a tribute to her late husband.
Closing arguments are set to begin in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, after both the prosecution and defence rested their cases last week. Mr Chauvin is currently standing trial for the murder of unarmed Black man George Floyd, who died in the former Minneapolis police officer's custody last May. Before the 12 jurors are sequestered to determine the conclusion of the trial, they will hear a final appeal from both sides as the prosecution and defence deliver their closing arguments.
NASA is about to find out whether its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, flew for the first time early Monday. Update: The Ingenuity helicopter successfully lifted off from Mars, flew 10 feet high, and landed safely on Monday. NASA is about to find out whether its Mars helicopter successfully flew its first flight - a feat that could revolutionize spaceflight.
They gamely presented a united front in the aftermath of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, strolling side by side and chatting amiably as they emerged from St George's Chapel into the sunshine. But the Duke of Sussex, 36, was afforded a rare opportunity to have a proper heart to heart with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, his father and his grandmother on Saturday, as they returned to the confines of Windsor Castle. There, a couple of hours after the ceremony, when most other guests had melted away, senior members of the Royal family spent around an hour together, face to face for the first time in more than a year.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., said GOP lawmakers who plan on joining the America First Caucus should be removed from their committee assignments. A document about the America First Caucus described it as championing “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and warning that mass immigration puts the “unique identity” of the USA at risk. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the paper, which was first reported by Punchbowl News, which covers Capitol Hill.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has said that police reform won't happen until "white people's kids start getting killed" after a string of police shootings of people of colour. "George Floyd, Daunte Wright, I wonder if you'll remember their names six months from today because there'll be replaced by so many others," Mr Cuomo said during his show on Friday. Mr Cuomo criticised those who blame victims after police shootings.
President Joe Biden hit the golf course in Wilmington, Delaware, for the first time since taking office. The White House confirmed that the president was golfing with Ron Olivere, father-in-law of the late Beau Biden, and advisor Steve Ricchetti. This comes as a woman from Miami, Florida, has been charged for threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, according to the Secret Service.
A woman died Saturday after an accident at the Lodi Parachute Center, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office confirmed Sunday. Officials said that shortly before 2:30 p.m. the sheriff's office received a call of a parachutist who had come down with her parachutes tangled.
Joe Scarborough blasted Rep. Jim Jordan for his conduct while questioning Fauci during a hearing. "When do Americans get their freedom back?" Jordan aggressively asked of Fauci. "It's so personal and it is personal," Scarborough said.
“High-speed rail is bold and attention-grabbing, but the scale of the project makes it near impossible.”
“While a long, slow train ride across the country can be a great thing, the US needs real high-speed rail too.”
“Liberals are right that America has a car problem — but it's commutes, not road trips, that suck.”
“Investments into a high-speed rail system wouldn’t just improve the railroads — automobile traffic could also see some relief.”
“Big cities that are reasonably close together is pretty much a prerequisite for high-speed rail.”