The American Museum of Natural History’s sculpture of the president, flanked by a Native American man and an African man, will be sent to an institution dedicated to his life.The vote follows years of protest »
A homeless suspect arrested for viciously stomping on an elderly Chinese man in New York City in April says he committed the act in retaliation for an earlier robbery. Victim accused: Jarrod Powell, 50, identified Yao Pan Ma as one of his two assailants, whom he described as a “Korean guy” and a Japanese man, according to the New York Daily News. Powell reportedly told detectives that he was robbed of jewelry and money on Amsterdam Avenue on April 22.
The half-billion-dollar National Guard price tag to man the U.S. Capitol for more than five months following the Jan. 6 riot has emptied the Guard's coffers and will affect readiness if Congress does not act, National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson said Wednesday. National Guard members were deployed in 2020 for more than 21 million service days to respond to missions, including the domestic COVID-19 response, hurricane relief, fighting wildfires, protecting cities ravaged by the George Floyd protests, and overseas missions. The peak deployment in the nation's capital required 26,000 service members from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
Nickelodeon's Drake Bell has pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges, and he's facing up to two years behind bars. The actor, known for starring on the Nickelodeon shows Drake & Josh and The Amanda Show, during a hearing Wednesday pleaded guilty to felony attempted child endangerment, as well as a misdemeanor charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, The Associated Press reports. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office previously alleged that Bell developed a relationship online with a girl who attended his concert in December 2017 when she was 15, and "while there, Bell violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created a risk of harm to the victim."
General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, denied accusations that the military has gone “woke” on Wednesday and defended the U.S. military academy's teaching of critical race theory, saying that it is important to have some “situational understanding” of the country's history. During testimony before the House Armed Services Committee regarding the budget request for the Department of Defense, Milley said that “on the issue of critical race theory” he believes it is “important actually for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and widely read.” “The United States Military Academy is a university and it is important that we train and we understand,” he said.
Wearing face masks and social distancing when ordering at bars are expected to continue to be advised by the Government for months, even if the July 19 reopening goes ahead. The Telegraph understands that laws underpinning both rules are due to be lifted in time for July 19 but advice to Britons to that effect is set to remain in place. Boris Johnson and his ministers are said by well-placed sources to be increasingly optimistic the new "terminus date" for lockdown can be delivered as hoped.
The charges are in connection to seven shoplifting-related cases that occurred between May 11 and June 19, the San Francisco DA's office said.
A Democratic congressman from California has said that the Catholic church should have their tax-free status revoked if they decide President Joe Biden should not be able to take Communion. The comment from Rep Jared Huffman comes after a recent US Conference of Catholic Bishops vote on 18 June to begin the process to deny Mr Biden the ability to take Communion. Mr Huffman wrote on Twitter, “If they're going to politically weaponize religion by 'rebuking' Democrats who support women's reproductive choice, then a 'rebuke' of their tax-exempt status may be in order.”
Two of Miami's top-ranked police officers — a couple with almost a half-century of combined law enforcement experience and personnel jackets brimming with commendations and promotions — were fired Tuesday for not being truthful about an accident involving a city-issued SUV, said Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo. The termination of Deputy Police Chief Ronald Papier and his wife, Nerly Papier, a commander in Little Havana, came almost three months after Nerly Papier ran her SUV into a curb one morning on her way to police headquarters and blew two tires, an accident she claimed happened after steering quickly away from a car that had veered into her lane of traffic. Acevedo's final decision came after Internal Affairs investigators concluded Nerly Papier had left out important details about the accident, like pedestrians being on the sidewalk when the vehicle jumped the curb and her running at least two red lights while driving the vehicle to the office on its rims.
Video showed dozens of cows running loose in a California neighborhood on Tuesday after escaping from a meatpacking facility. Nearby residents were asked to avoid the area as officials tried to gather the 40 cows that took off from the slaughterhouse when a gate was accidentally left open. More than an hour after their escape, most of the cows were corralled into a cul-de-sac on Friendship Avenue, NBC Los Angeles reported.
The Rev. William J. Barber II took his national movement back to its Raleigh roots Monday evening with a rally at Halifax Mall kicking off a yearlong campaign meant to remake America so that it serves the poor and immigrants as well as the wealthy. As he has before, Barber cited a litany of injustices he said are caused by systemic racism and intractable poverty, starting with ongoing efforts by legislators in various states that would restrict voting. “The same politicians who support voter suppression use their power once they get elected to deny health care and deny living wages and deny LGBTQ rights.,” Barber said.
The Midwestern cities seemed to be quieter, slower, and more friendly. Recently, I took a trip to Chicago and Detroit for the first time. When I took a trip to Chicago and Detroit for the first time for two weeks in June, I found the Midwestern way of life slightly different from the one I'm used to in New York.
An investigation into the Michigan election by state Republican lawmakers has concluded that there is no evidence of widespread fraud and dismissed the need for an Arizona-style forensic audit of the results. The news comes amid a broad push by many Republicans – from Donald Trump to state parties – to push unfounded lies about Joe Biden's victory, often promoting baseless conspiracy theories and evidence-free accusations of fraud. The Michigan Republican report released on Wednesday followed 28 hours of legislative hearings starring local and national pro-Trump conspiracy theorists such as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
More than five million people became millionaires across the world in 2020 despite economic damage from the Covid-19 pandemic. While many poor people became poorer, the number of millionaires increased by 5.2 million to 56.1 million globally, Credit Suisse research found. In 2020, more than 1% of adults worldwide were millionaires for the first time.
A couple in Denver, Colorado was traumatized when the birth of their newborn required an emergency cesarean section, resulting in a cut to the baby's face that required 13 stitches. Damarqus Williams said the injury to his newborn daughter's face is “upsetting” because “she's not comfortable,” according to local Denver station KDVR. Kyanni Williams was supposed to be delivered via natural birth at Denver Health in mid-June.
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Emergency crews are investigating after several train cars derailed Wednesday in South Carolina. The cars derailed on the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Pickens County around 1:30 p.m. emergency management officials told WYFF.
The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday launched two new tools to help families find out if they are eligible for up to $3,600-per child tax credits and manage their monthly payments, which are set to start going out July 15. The first, called the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant, allows families to “quickly determine” if they are eligible for the credit by answering a “series of questions,” the IRS says. The second, the Child Tax Credit Update Portal, can be used to opt out of the monthly payments if families want to receive the full credit when they file their taxes in 2022.
President Biden will move immediately to replace the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Calabria, an appointee of former President Trump with broad powers over mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Supreme Court opened the door for Calabria's removal with a Wednesday ruling that made clear the president had the authority to oust the regulator. A White House official responded by saying Biden would start the process of inserting an FHFA director who supports the administration's priorities on housing policy.
Toy giant Lego is aiming to put bricks made from recycled drinks bottles on shelves within two years. Lego makes about 3,500 different bricks and shapes, but faces the challenge of coming up with a sustainable product that can last years - decades, even. The goal is to find a product good enough that people don't notice the difference, said Lego's Tim Brooks.
Police documents in the newly reopened investigation of a Hampton teenager's 2015 death show that investigators were at odds over how the 19-year-old was actually killed. The unsolved case of Stephen Smith, who was found dead in the middle of a rural road on July 8, 2015 near Hampton, has come into renewed focus after the S.C. Law Enforcement Division reopened the case Tuesday. SLED did so because of information gathered during the investigation into the double homicide of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh on June 7, a spokesperson confirmed.
An Instagram post uploaded after John McAfee's death was announced Wednesday appeared to be a shoutout to the QAnon conspiracy theory, turning the apparent suicide in prison of a notorious software impresario into a surreal moment while sparking a frenzy of baseless speculation. It came after McAfee was found dead of what Spanish authorities believe to be suicide in a prison cell earlier the same day. The post was not the first time someone besides McAfee appeared to post to his Instagram.
President Biden and Attorney General Garland announced initiatives aimed at stemming gun violence. The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing calls for policing reform after the death of George Floyd have increased the stakes for action. Biden has long pushed for gun control legislation, including a ban on assault weapons.
After her husband, Michael Marion, unexpectedly died six months ago, TODAY contributor Bobbie Thomas is speaking about her loss in an effort to help others enduring similar tragedies know they're not alone. In a conversation with TODAY's Hoda Kotb, Thomas reflected on her husband's death in December due to medical complications after he was hospitalized for problems involving several organ systems. "I've been so overwhelmed by the support, but I feel incredibly isolated and alone," the beauty and fashion expert told Hoda.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”