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Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images Rockets are launched from Gaza toward the coastal city of Tel Aviv, Israel on May 11. Photo: Anas Baba/AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian youth comforts an injured boy receiving medical care al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza on May 11. Photo: Mahmud HamsA/AFP via Getty Images Israeli emergency services transport an injured man in the town of Holon near Tel Aviv, on May 11.
The congressional "Big Four" — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — will meet with President Biden on Wednesday to discuss infrastructure. It is the first time the four congressional leaders have convened at the White House since October 2019, and "this meeting will have a different dynamic, to say the least," Politico says.
Court documents say 40-year-old Francine Bogumil later texted her ex-husband, “S---- bout to get ugly. All this violated several laws, court orders as well as the standards for behavior by a member of the Florida Bar, of which Bogumil has been a member since 2006. As for the criminal matters, Bogumil pleaded no contest and was found guilty of one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; one count of assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of domestic violence battery, two counts of violating a domestic violence restraining order, and two counts of criminal mischief.
As a lengthy, bitter fight over mask requirements for students neared its conclusion, the chairperson of a Florida school board announced that she would agree to lift a mandate that had been in place since September even though she preferred leaving it in place until the end of the academic year. Moments later, the Santa Rosa school board voted unanimously to make masks optional for all grades effective immediately, joining dozens of other U.S, communities in declaring that masks were or would soon no longer be mandatory for students. A few beleaguered school boards, caught between the demands of anti-mask parents and the appeals of employee unions, eliminated student mask rules only to reverse or revise the decisions.
A High Court judge branded arguments in the Duchess of Sussex's legal case against the Mail on Sunday as "tortuous". Lord Justice Warby ruled that the Duchess, 39, won her copyright claim after a letter sent by former aide Jason Knauf "emphatically" denying ownership of a letter she wrote to her father rendered the newspaper's case "unreal". The Duchess successfully sued Associated Newspapers for breach of privacy and copyright in relation to the publication of five articles featuring extracts of the letter sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in February 2019.
CHICAGO (Reuters) -The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday it had found more cases of potentially life-threatening blood clotting among people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and sees a "plausible causal association". The CDC said in a presentation the agency has now identified 28 cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) among the more than 8.7 million people who had received the J&J vaccine. TTS involves blood clots accompanied by a low level of platelets - the cells in the blood that help it to clot.
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner told CNN, in an interview broadcast Tuesday, that she "didn't even vote" in the 2020 election. But "Los Angeles County records show she actually did cast a ballot last fall," Politico reported Tuesday night, with notarized proof. Jenner didn't leave much wriggle room, telling CNN's Dana Bash she didn't vote for president or any of the 12 ballot measures because "I didn't see any propositions that I really had one side or the other."
The surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence has flummoxed the Biden administration in its first four months as it attempts to craft a Middle East policy it believes will be more durable and fairer than that of its predecessor. Its early hesitation to wade more deeply into efforts to resolve the decades-long conflict has created a leadership vacuum that is exacerbated by political uncertainty in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, each of which is clamoring for outside support and unhappy with America's new determination to toe a middle line. Israelis and Palestinians alike have denounced the Biden administration's call for all sides to step back following clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in east Jerusalem that escalated into rocket attacks on Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and retaliatory strikes from Israel's military.
The bodies of at least 40 people have washed up on the banks of the Ganges river in northern India, officials say. The discovery, near the border between the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, was confirmed to the BBC on Monday. "There is a possibility that these bodies have come out of Uttar Pradesh," a local official, Ashok Kumar, told the BBC after questioning local residents.
More than 120 retired US military leaders have signed an open letter appearing to advance a false conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was rigged, and questioning President Joe Biden's mental capacity to rule. "Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the 'will of the people' our Constitutional Republic is lost," said the letter released Tuesday by "Flag Officers 4 America," and signed by 124 former admirals and generals. "The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020."
"No, I had all the authority I needed from the president to fulfill my constitutional duties, " Miller said. "Did you speak with President Trump at all as the attack was unfolding?" Democratic lawmaker Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, asked at the start of a hearing examining the security failures.
Consumer prices jumped 4.2% in the 12 months through to April, up from 2.6% in March and marking the biggest increase since September 2008. The report from the US Labor Department comes amid fears that rising consumer prices could push up interest rates. Inflation, which measures the rate at which the prices for goods and services increase, was pushed up by higher prices for cars and food in April.
PARIS (Reuters) -Paris has said it will delay a European Union financial services deal with Britain until Prime Minister Boris Johnson grants European fishermen fair access to UK waters, a source familiar with the French move said on Wednesday. The post-Brexit dispute over access to the UK's rich fishing grounds last week saw France and Britain send patrol vessels to the Channel island of Jersey as French trawlers protested there. Brexit issues were all related and not looked at in isolation, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal told a news briefing when asked if Paris was holding up the financial services deal as a lever in the fishing dispute.
A Florida man is facing a manslaughter charge after punching a 77-year-old man who allegedly called him a racial slur. Corey Pujols, 27, is charged with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly or disabled adult with a weapon after police say he punched a man while working at a Dunkin' in Tampa, WFLA-TV reported. The victim was asked to leave but instead parked his car, went inside the doughnut shop and an argument ensued between the man and Pujols, police said.
The Israel Defense Forces released video Tuesday of its Iron Dome system shooting down rockets. Hamas fired the rockets amid heightened tensions and fighting that has already killed dozens. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a video of its Iron Dome air defense system filling the sky with interceptors as more than 100 rockets rained down on Tel Aviv and central Israel Tuesday evening, the latest in a string of rocket attacks over the past couple of days.
Lockdown rules will ease next Monday: Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers indoors Groups of up to six - or two households of any size - will be allowed inside Groups seated outside may have up to 30 people Every customer aged 16 and over must check in with NHS test and trace, or provide contact details People will still need to order, eat and drink while seated, where alcohol is served When not seated - for example being shown to a table, or going to the toilet - customers must wear face coverings Social distancing of one metre plus will remain Capacity restricted to what is possible with social distancing and table service What are the rules now?
Britain's pandemic-battered economy grew more strongly than expected in March as it gathered speed for a bounce-back from its coronavirus slump of 2020, official data showed on Wednesday. The 2.1% growth from February was led by the reopening of schools which, alongside COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, pushed up activity in the public sector and by retailers as consumers spent some of their lockdown savings. There was also a burst of work in the construction sector ahead of the expiry of a tax break for home-buyers.
The US has authorised the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds amid a push to get the shot into more Americans' arms. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was "a significant step in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic". FDA Commissioner Dr Janet Woodcock said the move was aimed at "bringing us close to returning to a sense of normalcy and to ending the pandemic".
Bill Gates was at an exclusive California golf club when news of his divorce broke, a source told Page Six. The source said Gates had been at his $12.5 million mansion at The Vintage Club for three months. Gates was seen at the club with his daughter Jennifer Gates and her partner, the source said.
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in the woods on Sunday night, less than 12 hours after she went missing. The boy, who is the main suspect in the case, on Sunday night took a selfie in the back of a police car and posted it on Snapchat with the caption: “hey guys has anybody seen Tristyn lately (sic). He posted the picture while the hunt for 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey was still on.
A Democratic lawmaker called former acting defense secretary Chris Miller “ridiculous” on Wednesday for trying to walk back his claims that former President Donald Trump incited the violent Jan. 6 insurrection. In written remarks prepared for his testimony before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the riot, and in a March interview with VICE, Miller had called out Trump for directly inciting thousands of MAGA supporters to attack the Capitol after repeated claims that the 2020 election was “stolen.” “You said the insurrection happened because of Trump's speech,” Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) said during the hearing.
Paul Mitchell said that Kevin McCarthy is backing Liz Cheney's removal from leadership because it benefits McCarthy. Mitchell argued that McCarthy wants to quell dissent to win back the House majority in 2022 and become speaker of the House. "He will do almost anything to get the gavel and become speaker, short of throwing his mother under the bus," Mitchell said.
The 6-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition. In a recent update, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said she had irreversible loss of brain function.
Keep scrolling to see the updated sailing suspension dates for several major cruise lines: Norwegian Cruises On a suspended sailings update on December 29, 2020, Norwegian hit the pause button on all of its cruises that were set to sail through March. However, on January 19, the cruise line pushed this sail date back one month through April. Almost a month later, Norwegian canceled all of its cruises through May.
“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.”