With only 11.8 million doses administered in the United States — less than 4% of the total — the "one and done" vaccine has fallen flat.Millions of doses at risk »
At a press conference following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday, President Biden disputed a journalist's characterization of Chinese President Xi Jinping as an “old friend” who might be persuaded to allow an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. “Let's get something straight — we know each other well, we're not old friends,” Biden said. Biden had several sharp exchanges with journalists after he concluded his bilateral meeting with Putin, including an especially heated one with CNN's Kaitlan Collins.
For those fortunate enough to own a home in a Bahria Town development, the elite suburb promises to offer a respite from the clamour of life in much of Pakistan. Prospective residents from Karachi are lured with assurances that they can swap the blackouts, floods and rubbish heaps of the port metropolis for a luxury lifestyle in a manicured architectural fantasia. While Pakistan is often gripped by political and religious protests, the rich are rarely targeted - and the violent intrusion in Bahria Town has shaken elite Pakistani society beyond its gates.
A beach along a South Carolina riverbank has been shut down after a second person in less than two weeks drowned on Thursday, according to the county parks department. Clifton Beach was temporarily closed Friday after the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office said a 36-year-old man from North Carolina drowned at the site, multiple media outlets reported. An 11-year-old from Oxford, North Carolina, died at the same beach on June 5.
Prosecutors on Wednesday urged a judge to impose a “very substantial” prison sentence on Michael Avenatti for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike.
The forces that saw the Liberal Democrats rout the Conservatives in Chesham and Amersham on Thursday could be replicated across other Blue Wall seats in the South of England, Telegraph analysis shows. Boris Johnson on Friday rejected the “bizarre” idea that the result was a bellwether for the fate of the Tories in their traditional strongholds and accused critics of “misunderstanding” unpopular plans to build more homes under the Government's planning reforms. But experts have suggested the 25-point swing could actually represent a “swallow that heralds the summer” for opposition parties looking to disrupt the Tory vote in the South West.
Through a Facebook support group dedicated to Australians stuck in India, they were introduced to a couple - Linda and Joby - who were planning to move to Sydney themselves, and offered to accompany Johannah on the flight. "We got to know Linda over some weeks, and we trusted them," Drisya said, adding, "They both took care of my child, it was so nice of them, we would like to express our gratitude to them." Linda and Joby also accompanied a second child on the Qatar flight, who was about the same age as Johannah.
The Los Feliz home where Charles Manson's followers savagely killed the LaBiancas has finally sold after spending months on the California real estate market. The house, which was owned by paranormal investigator Zak Bagans according to the New York Post, sold for a discounted $1.875 million. The two-bedroom home was the famous site where Manson instructed his “family” — a group of individuals radicalized by Manson's teachings – to murder Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, one night after they killed actor Sharon Tate and four others in August 1969.
Hikers discovered a pair of red Nike shoes and a human foot in a Maryland national park, which led rangers to find the rest of the woman's remains nearby on Saturday, the FBI said. Hikers found the foot in a remote part of the woods, away from established paths of Catoctin Mountain Park, FBI spokeswoman Joy Jiras told The Frederick News-Post. Rangers found the rest of the woman's body, except for a missing hand and foot, fewer than 100 yards away, according to the news outlet.
If Gov. Ron DeSantis really cared about the meth-addiction problem in Florida, he would not be looking for solutions among immigrants at the Texas or Arizona borders, where he has no jurisdiction to enforce immigration law or run drug stings. But demagogue DeSantis made another round of attention-grabbing headlines when he pledged to send local and state security forces to Texas and Arizona to help police the southern border. Never mind that everyone knows that immigration and border security are federal government issues.
Police in the UK are being given new powers to crack down on people flying drones irresponsibly or illegally, with dedicated teams on the lookout for those breaking the rules. Police working for Operation Foreverwing can now confiscate drones being flown dangerously. The Home Office, which worked closely with the police in setting up Operation Foreverwing in March, said that officers will be given "the tools needed to tackle drone misuse".
The mysterious shotgun and assault rifle murders of 22-year-old Paul Murdaugh and his 52-year-old mother, Maggie, members of one of the state's most prominent legal families, is the kind of South Carolina happening likely to be discussed for years to come. In the last 125 years across the Palmetto State, such attention-grabbing killings have erupted sporadically from the dark side of the state's cultural DNA. “People are drawn to these crimes for a broad variety of reasons,” says Margaret Oakes, a former lawyer and Furman University professor of English who taught a class this year on true crime writing — an entire branch of nonfiction devoted to stories of lawless behavior, the victims and those who solve the crimes.
More than 30 women are suing the company which owns the streaming site Pornhub, alleging exploitation over the use of explicit videos of them. The women say the videos were uploaded to Pornhub without their consent and have lodged a civil suit in California. The California lawsuit accuses Mindgeek of running a "criminal enterprise".
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a sweeping challenge to Obamacare pressed by Republican state attorneys and backed by former President Trump, ruling the plaintiffs had no standing to complain about a law imposing penalties on no one. The decision in California vs. Texas preserves health insurance subsidies for more than 20 million Americans and protections for tens of millions more whose preexisting medical conditions could otherwise prevent them from obtaining coverage. The Texas suit, the third major effort to strike down the national healthcare law, fizzled out in a 7-2 decision.
More than 33.5 million people in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Friday morning, June 18, according to Johns Hopkins University. Globally, there have been more than 177.2 million confirmed cases of the highly infectious virus, with more than 3.8 million reported deaths. More than 147.7 million Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of June 17 — about 45% of the total population, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracker shows.
No oxygen plants' Dr Mahamud said that during the second wave in Somalia up to 25 people were dying each day in his hospital because of a lack of oxygen: "It is really stressful to work in this condition." According to World Health Organization (WHO), of the 14,823 confirmed coronavirus cases in Somalia as of 16 June, 775 people have died. Health professionals say the real figure could be many times higher because there is no proper reporting mechanism, and many deaths occur in villages.
A shooting on Interstate 75 in Detroit late Thursday night killed a 2-year-old boy and injured a 9-year-old boy who is in serious condition. Detroit interim police chief James White called the fatal shooting "horrible" and "tragic," and asked anyone with information to come forward. Because the shooting happened on the freeway, Michigan State Police has jurisdiction over the case, but the Detroit Police Department would assist.
Bin Laden, who has denounced the 9/11 attacks, came out last year as a Trump supporter. Osama bin Laden's niece waved a flag that said "Trump won" on a lake outside the villa where President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Wednesday.
Another phrase that I have used is “a plant-based food intake.” If three quarters or more of a plate is beans, rice or vegetables with a smaller amount of fish, chicken or meat that would be a plant-based meal. Plant based is more than fruits and vegetables.
China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country's new space station. The three men - Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo - are to spend three months aboard the Tianhe module some 380km (236 miles) above the Earth. It will be China's longest crewed space mission to date and the first in nearly five years.
In the weeks that have followed, the safety monitoring systems managed by the FDA and CDC detected dozens of cases of a possible side effect in newly vaccinated teens: an inflammation of the heart muscle known as myocarditis. The cases typically developed in older adolescents, most of them boys, three to four days after they got a second dose. Virtually all were considered mild, presenting as chest pain and tightness that resolved after treatment with over-the-counter medications.
During his Fox News show on Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson elaborated on a conspiracy theory that the FBI was behind the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Senate Bill 475, the "Juneteenth National Independence Day Act," passed 415-14. The bill recognizes June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned slavery was ended, as a public holiday. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had freed all enslaved African Americans in rebel states two and a half years earlier.
Eleven Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. A group of eleven Republican and ten Democratic Senators announced on Wednesday that they supported a bipartisan infrastructure framework. Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham, Maggie Hassan, John Hickenlooper, Mark Kelly, Angus King, Joe Manchin, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Mike Rounds, Jeanne Shaheen, Kyrsten Sinema, Jon Tester, Thom Tillis, Mark Warner, and Todd Young issued a joint statement outlining their support.
For over a month, Babis Anagnostopoulos has insisted a group of thieves tortured and murdered his wife in front of their 11-month-old daughter. The 32-year-old Greek pilot said the grisly May 11 slaying of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch occurred after three intruders broke into their home near Athens and tied him up. Before they left with £10,000 in cash, the thieves held a gun to his daughter's head before strangling Crouch, Anagnostopoulos claimed, according to local media reports.
The reports of Trump Justice Department subpoenas aimed at the phone and email records of journalists and perceived adversaries — including Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank), Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and even White House counsel Don McGahn — are the latest shocks that up the pressure on Garland to make the Trump years more his focus. They follow a series of DOJ decisions that reaffirmed legal positions of the prior administration's department, to the consternation of progressives. Most controversially, the department is appealing a district court ruling that would allow E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit against Trump to go forward.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”