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Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), former chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, announced Monday that he will be retiring from Congress on May 16 to become president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Why it matters: Stivers' resignation will add breathing room to the Democrats' razor-thin majority in the House and create a special election in Ohio's Republican-leaning 15th congressional district. Between the lines: Stivers raised $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2021 and was reportedly considering a run for U.S. Senate in Ohio.
The Republican leader in the House of Representatives and an extremist congresswoman who champions “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” have demanded action against the Democratic representative Maxine Waters, after she expressed support for protesters against police brutality. On Saturday, Waters spoke in Brooklyn Center, the Minneapolis suburb where Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by police last week. The California congresswoman spoke before final arguments on Monday in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd for more than nine minutes last May, resulting in the Black man's death and global protests.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Kentucky man whose pickup truck was seized at the Mexican border and held by the federal government for more than two years. The justices did not comment in leaving in place a lower-court ruling against the man, Gerardo Serrano. Serrano was crossing the border at Eagle Pass, Texas, on his way to visit relatives in 2015 when federal border agents searched and then took possession of his Ford F-250 pickup.
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.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take action against Representative Maxine Water (D., Calif.), whom he has accused of “inciting violence” in Minneapolis with inflammatory rhetoric. “Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” McCarthy said in a tweet.
South African emergency workers have evacuated three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town as a huge fire burns along Table Mountain. The blaze spread quickly after breaking out on Sunday morning near a memorial to politician Cecil Rhodes. A restaurant was destroyed.
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.
The message has endured outside their house in West t Paul, with block capital letters about 6ft high, since not long after George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed by a white police officer just a few miles away in Minneapolis last May. The timing of the row is especially sensitive as the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murdering Floyd, approaches its conclusion. The entire Minneapolis-St Paul region was already on edge as a result, and tension was only heightened earlier this week by the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, by a white police officer in Brooklyn Center on the outskirts of Minneapolis.
There will be no gun salute to mark the Queen's 95th birthday on Wednesday as she continues to mourn the loss of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. For the second consecutive year, the traditional 41-gun and 21-gun salutes in Hyde Park and the Tower of London on April 21 have been cancelled, the Ministry of Defence said. Her Majesty will continue to observe a period of mourning until Friday and as such, is understood to be reluctant to mark this year's anniversary.
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.
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.
Angela Jones isn't losing hope that the Carroll school districtwill eventually have a diversity plan, but she worries about her teenage son because of the ongoing debate and division in the community. Jones is also a member of CREED (Cultural and Racial Equity for Every Dragon), a parents' group that wants a diversity plan in place for all marginalized children in the district. I am very optimistic that we will have a diversity plan in place.
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.
A US police officer has demonstrated the “huge difference” between a gun and a Taser in a viral TikTok video, describing how it is difficult to confuse the two items in an officer's arsenal, in the wake of Daunte Wright's death. The video posted from the account of a man named Brian B had about 6 million views and 1.4 million likes before the account was taken down after it became viral and triggered an extensive online conversation. The officer, appearing in his police uniform in the Tiktok video, can be seen loading his belt with both Taser and pistol before tapping the pistol as “dominant” and Taser as “not so dominant.”
Delaware State Police have announced that seven teenagers have been arrested in connection with several carjackings and violent attacks in the First State.
Trump has long been anxious to get credit for the COVID-19 vaccines developed during his presidency. Former President Donald Trump makes no secret of wanting to take credit for the existence of COVID-19 vaccines - but data shows his supporters are still less likely to want the shot. Trump has long been anxious that nobody forgets one of the biggest advances from during his presidency: the vaccines.
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.
George Floyd's brother has revealed how he came within feet of Derek Chauvin on the first day of the trial, and while he felt disgusted, he had no desire to harm the police officer charged with murder. Terrence Floyd, 44, who is one of three brothers of the man whose live was taken last spring, has been attending every day of the trial of Mr Chauvin. He said it was intense and emotional, not only having to rewatch the video of Mr Chauvin kneeling on his brother's neck for more than eight minutes as the unarmed African American man gasped he could not breathe, but being in the court room while he was.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flew on Mars for the first time Monday, making spaceflight history and proving that aerial exploration is possible on other planets. During the flight, it took the photo above, showing the surface of Mars and its own shadow. This was the first powered controlled flight conducted on another planet.
These are places with amazing waterfront views where you will find iconic Florida foods like grouper, Key lime pie and oysters from the Gulf – or perhaps just a great cheeseburger or a plate of superior chicken wings. Presented in alphabetical order, the list is culled from USA TODAY Network contributors in coastal communities across Florida, with restaurants hugging both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. In case you missed it: 10 of our favorite beaches from all across Florida Beach Bistro Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island's Beach Bistro is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the state.
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.
Texans would rather vote for actor Matthew McConaughey than Gov. Greg Abbott, according to a poll released by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler. The "Dallas Buyers Club" star has flirted with the idea of running for governor, referring to it as a "true consideration" during a March appearance on "The Balanced Voice" podcast. If McConaughey were to run, the poll of 1,126 registered voters found that 45 percent of registered voters would back him.
A judge in Colorado resigned after she was censured for repeatedly using the n-word. The offence was one of four violations of the judicial code committed by Natalie T. Chase, according to the Supreme Court of Colorado on Friday. It found in a report that she “undermined confidence in the impartiality of the judiciary by expressing views about criminal justice, police brutality, race and racial bias”.
California hotels and airports must prioritize former staff laid off due to the pandemic when they are hiring. Gov. Newsom signed the bill Friday, which included fines for companies who don't follow the rules. Hospitality workers in California who lost their jobs during the pandemic will get priority for new roles with their former employers, per a statewide bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday.
“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.”