More than 80 percent of Vermont’s eligible population has now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, according to state health department data.Governor lifts remaining restrictions »
An Iowa man has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for assaulting a man who asked that he adjust his face mask. Shane Wayne Michael, 42, was sentenced on June 9 after physically attacking and spitting on a man at a Vision 4 Less eyewear on Nov. 11, per Des Moines Register. According to the complaint, Michael of Saylor Township, followed Mark Dinning out of the retail store located at 3945 Merle Hay Road after the man asked him to properly adjust his face mask as it sat below his nose.
Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists, some chanting “Death to Arabs,” paraded Tuesday in east Jerusalem in a show of force that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Palestinians in Gaza responded by launching incendiary balloons that caused at least 10 fires in southern Israel. The march posed a test for Israel's fragile new government as well as the tenuous truce that ended last month's 11-day war between Israel and Hamas.
Here's a new one: The Senate GOP seems to have figured out how to kill the infrastructure bill by being for it — or appearing to be so, anyway. Politico reports the chamber's Republicans are thinking about supporting massive new infrastructure spending — worth about $1 trillion — in the belief that by passing a big bipartisan bill, they can kill off the parts of the proposal that progressive Democrats really like, like child care and clean energy. As negotiations over infrastructure spending have dragged out, Dem leadership has apparently settled on a two-track strategy — the bipartisan bill for the "physical infrastructure" stuff that both parties can agree on, presumably with enough votes to overcome a filibuster, and a second bill containing the progressive priorities, to be passed using the filibuster-proof reconciliation process.
Hundreds of people were given expired doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this month at a site in New York City's Times Square, the city's health department confirmed on Tuesday. New York City's Department of Health instructed the 899 people who received the expired doses at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square between June 5 and June 10 to schedule new Pfizer shots as soon as possible. "While there is no safety risk for the patients, the re-administration is being carried out to ensure that the individuals are fully protected," the representative said in an email to the Washington Examiner.
An American father and son have admitted helping ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan in 2019. Former US Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor, 60, and his son Peter, 28, were extradited from the US over claims they smuggled Mr Ghosn out of Japan in a luggage box on a private jet as he awaited trial. At a court in Tokyo, the pair said they did not contest the facts laid out by prosecutors in an indictment.
WASHINGTON ― A day after Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted NATO leaders had “confirmed” it would become a member, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made clear no such action was imminent. Stoltenberg's remarks came a day after President Joe Biden refused to give a “yes” or “no” to Ukraine joining NATO while at the alliance's annual summit in Brussels on Monday. Biden did say during a press conference that the U.S. and other NATO allies affirmed support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
A grocery store cashier in the Atlanta area was killed and three other people were wounded Monday in a shooting that followed an argument over wearing face masks in the supermarket, authorities said. DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said the shooting occurred inside the Big Bear Supermarket in Decatur while several people were inside the business. "There was some confrontation, argument — I'm not sure exactly what — in reference to the wearing of masks, at which time the subject pulled out a weapon and shot the cashier," Maddox said at a news conference.
LONDON (Reuters) -Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions by a month on Monday, warning that thousands more people might die if he did nothing because of the rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant. Under the final stage of a plan outlined by Johnson in February, he had hoped to lift most social restrictions on June 21, meaning pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and other hospitality venues could fully reopen. The extra time would be used to speed up Britain's vaccination programme - already one of the world's furthest advanced - by shortening the recommended time between doses for those aged over 40 to eight weeks from 12 weeks.
If you thought climbing a tree to get away from bears was a good idea, a video posted Tuesday by Glacier National Park might change your mind. Tourist Anthony James captured on video what happens when a hungry grizzly and black bear meet. “Normally agreeable when food is abundant, grizzly and black bears run into one another more often when food is scarce — like early summer,” Glacier National Park officials said.
Investigators are likely looking for more than one suspect in the Murdaugh killings, and they won't be saying much about the case until those arrests are made, a retired police detective and criminal investigator says. Paul Murdaugh, 22, and his mother Maggie Murdaugh, 52, of the powerhouse South Carolina legal family, were found shot to death outside their home in Colleton County on June 7. Those close to the double homicide investigation, including the family and law enforcement, have remained mostly quiet since.
Britain and Australia announced the broad outlines of a free trade deal Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand links around the world following its exit from the European Union. The pact is expected to boost exports of traditional British products such as Scotch whisky, while boosting imports of lamb and wine from Australia. Crucially for Britain, it will also reduce barriers to trade in financial and other services.
The victim, who was hit in the chest, legs and hand, was going for his own firearm to defend himself when he was shot, police said.
CNN correspondent Barbara Starr has branded the Trump-era Justice Department's past decision to seize her personal email and phone records, as well as those of other colleagues, a “sheer abuse of power”. In an op-ed penned for her outlet on Monday, Ms Starr accused the Trump administration of having manipulated both her and CNN when the DoJ secretly obtained her email records during a probe into news leaks. According to CNN, the DOJ informed Ms Starr on 13 May that prosecutors had procured her phone and email records dating from 1 June, 2017, to 31 July, 2017.
A Parker County mother and her 25-year-old son were in custody Tuesday and accused of dealing drugs at a home where a fentanyl overdose occurred in April. Investigators also seized more than 12 grams of methamphetamine, 30 milliliters of GHB, 16 pills that resembled Percocet, Xanax and other illegal pills in the Springtown home, according to a news release. The “Percocet” pills are often counterfeit and contain levels of fentanyl in them, authorities said.
A former White House national security advisor who testified at the hearings for President Donald Trump's first impeachment is helping Trump's successor, President Joe Biden, prepare for his first meeting as commander in chief with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Axios reported. Sources told Axios that Fiona Hill was among a group of Russia experts who briefed Biden ahead of the meeting, which is set to take place Wednesday. Hill served as the top Russia expert in the White House from 2017 to 2019, under the Trump administration.
You can now own a piece of the Tiger King. Joe Exotic, the imprisoned star of the Netflix documentary, is auctioning off NFTs of some of his prized possessions, including his Smith & Wesson pistol and fringed leather jacket. The items are available for auction through Mintable and include 3-D renderings of collectibles alongside tangible possessions seen on the documentary.
Senior DOJ officials were deeply alarmed by top Trump officials' fixation on the election results. Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows repeatedly asked DOJ to investigate bogus conspiracy theories. Senior officials at the Justice Department expressed deep frustration and alarm with top Trump officials' fixation on the election results in the final days of Donald Trump's presidency.
An off-duty Delta flight attendant accused of causing a disturbance on a Delta flight, is facing federal charges. Authorities say Stephon Duncan forced an Atlanta-bound flight to divert to Oklahoma City last week. An "out-of-control" Georgia man is facing federal charges for allegedly causing a disturbance aboard a Delta flight, authorities said.
Mitch McConnell, the powerful Republican minority leader, said it's “highly unlikely” he'd allow a confirmation vote on a new Supreme Court justice during the remainder of Joe Biden's presidential term if Republicans retook the Senate. I think it's highly unlikely,” he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday. In fact no, I don't think either party, if controlled, if it were different from the president, would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election.
Saudi Arabia executed a 26-year-old for protesting against the government, Reprieve said. Al-Darwish's family received no advance notice of his execution, according to human rights groups. Saudi Arabia has executed a young man over his reported involvement in anti-government protests when he was a teenager, human rights groups said Tuesday.
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, announced Tuesday that she is donating another $2.7 billion—but she'd very much prefer if no one mentioned how very rich she is. In her Medium post, Scott, who is worth nearly $60 billion (sorry, MacKenzie!), also didn't address the criticism that she and Bezos have faced for avoiding federal income tax in some years past. This is equally—perhaps especially—true when their work is funded by wealth.
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Joshua and Jessica Bustle pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count in connection to the Capitol riot. Jessica Bustle's Facebook posts about the riot were included in the criminal complaint. The couple faces a maximum sentence of up to six months in prison.
Yun “Lucy” Li, 25, and her partner Oliver Karafa, 28, fled Canada by boarding a flight to Eastern Europe just a day after the incident. According to Hamilton law enforcement, they traveled through Slovakia, Karafa's home country, and the Czech Republic before landing in Budapest, Hungary, where Canadian authorities honed in on them with the help of their European counterparts on Saturday. The duo are suspects in the murder of Tyler Pratt, a father of three who was shot and killed at a home in the Canadian city of Hamilton on Feb. 28, according to Hamilton police.
“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.”