Biles looked to be in tears as she left the mat and then soon walked out of the arena floor with a trainer. She did not appear to suffer any obvious physical injury in her attempt.Team USA finished in 2nd place »
The resurgent Taliban have taken more territory in Afghanistan in the last two months than at any time since they were ousted from power in 2001. Over the last 20 years, the control map of Afghanistan has been an ever-changing canvas. It appears the Taliban have been emboldened in recent weeks by the withdrawal of US troops - retaking many districts from government forces.
A former shoe salesman first elected to the Senate in 1996, Enzi emphasized compromise over grandstanding and confrontation to get bills passed. His “80-20 rule” called on colleagues to focus on the 80% of an issue where legislators tended to agree and discard the 20% where they didn't. Nothing gets done when we're just telling each other how wrong we are,” Enzi said in his farewell address to the Senate in 2020.
Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change. What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen to 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial lake on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows. Utah's Great Salt Lake, the biggest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, saw levels plunge in the south roughly an inch below the previous record low of 4,191.4ft above sea level, set in 1963, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Saturday.
Texas state House Speaker Dade Phelan issued an arrest warrant on Sunday for a Democrat who fled to Washington, D.C., to stonewall a pair of GOP-backed voting bills. Phelan commanded the sergeant-at-arms or "any officer appointed by him" to take Rep. Philip Cortez into custody as he cited his constitutional authority to do so. Cortez made headlines last week after he vowed to return to Austin to engage in "good faith dialogue" with his colleagues regarding the legislation, though he quickly returned to Washington to rendezvous with nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers in resumption of an effort to strip the state House of its necessary quorum to do business.
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives and became the largest non-hurricane related emergency response in state history. Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a love of travel, was the last to be identified, ending what her relatives described as a torturous four-week wait. Her younger brother, Ikey Hedaya, confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
A man killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend while at soccer game in Texas, officials said, sending players running off the field for cover. The 42-year-old man was watching one of their sons play soccer when he spotted his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend , according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Armed with a silver revolver, he approached and shot them both multiple times in a parking lot near Matías Almeyda Training Center, northwest of Houston, authorities said.
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives.
An Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, that has resisted mask mandates since last year is now vowing to serve only those who have not received a coronavirus inoculation. Basilico's Pasta E Vino posted a sign on its front door that read, "NOTICE Proof of being unvaccinated required." It is unclear how long the sign has been up or what would constitute "proof" of not having received doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccines, though the restaurant railed against "HATERS" and "LITTLE DICTATORS" after owners said they were the subject of threats following coverage of the development from the Los Angeles Times.
The Justice Department has informed former Trump administration officials that they can provide testimony to the various congressional committees that are investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a new report. Witnesses called to provide testimony in the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee investigations can do so in an "unrestricted" way, per a letter from the DOJ sent earlier this week that was obtained by the New York Times. The House Jan. 6 select committee is set to hold its first hearing on Tuesday.
Salmon in the Columbia River were nearly roasted to death when water temperatures rose during the Pacific north-west's record-shattering heatwave, according to a conservation group that has documented the disturbing sight. In a video released on Tuesday by the non-profit organization Columbia Riverkeeper, a group of sockeye salmon swimming in a tributary of the river can be seen covered in angry red lesions and white fungus, the results of stress and exposure to extreme temperatures. The salmon had been traveling upstream in the Columbia River from the ocean, to return to their natal spawning areas, when they unexpectedly changed course, explained Brett VandenHeuvel, the executive director of Columbia Riverkeeper.
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California, her son said. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the tweet said.
Community spread of COVID-19 across Kentucky is worsening, fueled by increasingly prevalence of the highly contagious Delta variant, Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack said Monday as he decried those who spread false information about vaccines. Since July 1, the positivity rate and number of new cases across the commonwealth have “quintupled,” while the number of hospitalizations, intensive care unit admission and ventilator usage “have all tripled since the beginning of July,” Stack said. On Monday, the statewide rate of people testing positive for the virus lurched to 7.89% — the highest since February — up from 1.99% on July 1.
When you look at the pictures of Jennifer Lopez celebrating her 52nd birthday on a yacht with her boyfriend Ben Affleck this week, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a time warp back to the early 2000s. Not strictly because of the pair's rekindled relationship, or the fact they recreated that famous 'Jenny from the block' boat scene, but because of J-Lo's sculpted physique, which has barely changed since her 30s. This isn't the first time that J-Lo's appearance has stunned fellow midlifers.
Jen Psaki said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with right-wing media. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with an outlet like Fox News after President Donald Trump made undermining the media a tenet of his politics.
China's Li Fabin showcased his signature move and broke two Olympic records when he won the gold medal for weightlifting on Sunday. One-legged stunt: The 28-year-old Chinese weightlifter pulled off a one-of-a-kind lift that had him momentarily standing on just one leg during his opening clean and jerk lift in the men's 61-kilogram (around 134 pounds) category, reported the Associated Press. During his lift of 166 kilograms (366 pounds), Li kept his left foot planted while lifting his right leg and slightly extending it forward in the air.
Wilson Montoya immigrated to New York from Colombia and went to college to become a social worker helping vulnerable people in his community. For many Americans with student debt, the COVID-19 crisis turned their financial difficulties into catastrophes. Luckily, people like Wilson were given a lifeline when the Department of Education paused most federal student loan payments, and again when President Joe Biden extended the pause to the end of September this year.
So far, about 44 percent of Tennesseans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to The Post's vaccine tracker, making it among the states with the lowest rate. The state recently reported that 98 percent of people who died of covid and 97 percent of covid hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. Video: The fight against evangelical vaccine hesitancy The vaccine rollout in Tennessee made national headlines after the controversial firing of the state's top immunization official, Michelle Fiscus, on July 12.
DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges during a House hearing regarding January 6 on Tuesday repeatedly referred to pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol as "terrorists." Hodges during his testimony pointed to the hypocrisy of the rioters carrying symbols of support for law enforcement as officers were simultaneously and brutally assaulted. "To my perpetual confusion, I saw the Thin Blue Line flag, a symbol of support for police, more than once, as the terrorists continued to ignore our commands and attacked us," Hodges said.
Simone Biles is shockingly out of team competition at the Olympics. The world renowned gymnast unexpectedly made a "costly error" during the women's gymnastics team final on Tuesday when she "only completed 1 ½ twist on her vault when she was supposed to perform a 2 ½," The Washington Post reports. "Simone Biles makes mistakes sometimes," The New York Times' Maggie Astor wrote.
Marjorie Taylor Greene compared businesses choosing not to serve the unvaccinated to racial segregation. Greene tweeted this controversial take just a month after she apologized for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust. Controversial Georgia lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene compared businesses choosing not to serve unvaccinated people to racial segregation.
DaBaby appears to have a penchant for making bad situations worse after a rant at Rolling Loud that raised fans' eyebrows. Rapper DaBaby seems to have a penchant for making bad situations worse. After making homophobic comments on stage at the Rolling Loud fest Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, he offered an “explanation.”
President Biden says 'long COVID' symptoms could be considered a disability and Americans suffering are protected under federal law.
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger praised officers who held off the pro-Trump mob on January 6. Kinzinger also slammed the "toxic" behavior of fellow Republicans attacking the House probe. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois on Tuesday became emotional as he praised the officers who helped fight off the violent, pro-Trump mob that descended upon the US Capitol on January 6.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."