Alex Azar, the second health and human services secretary in the Trump administration, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times urging vaccine doubters to get their shots.'The coronavirus is nonpartisan' »
Professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy has been charged with first-degree murder after a man he allegedly attacked in an Illinois motel succumbed to his injuries, the DuPage County State's Attorney told Fox News on Tuesday. The 36-year-old athlete first appeared in court on Monday for a bond hearing on the new first-degree murder charge and at Kennedy's request, Judge Michael Reidy continued the case until August 9, 2021, as Kennedy does not yet have an attorney. State Attorney Robert Berlin maintained that a bond hearing is expected to happen on that day but Judge Reidy ordered that Kennedy will be held without bail in the interim.
A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. The temporary order by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone of El Paso is at least a short-term victory for the Biden administration, which had warned that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's plan would create more problems amid high levels of summer border crossings in Texas —- particularly in the Rio Grande Valley, which one U.S. official called the “epicenter of the current surge.” In a sign of the growing strain, local officials there who have rebuffed Abbott's hardline immigration actions to jail border crossers and build new barrier declared a local state of disaster this week as COVID-19 cases climb and capacity at migrant shelters is stretched.
The Taliban captured much of the Helmand provincial capital in Afghanistan as they continue to push forward with their advances amid the U.S. withdrawal. Majid Akhund, deputy chairman of the Helmand provincial council, confirmed that the Taliban had gained control on Tuesday of nine of the 10 Lashkar Gah districts, according to the Associated Press. Gen. Sami Sadat, Afghan forces commander for Helmand, urged residents who live in the areas that have been captured by the Taliban to evacuate immediately.
Most unvaccinated Americans don't blame themselves for the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., pointing instead to international travelers, mainstream media and President Joe Biden as causes. An Axios/Ipsos poll released Tuesday found that among the unvaccinated, 37% blame people traveling to the U.S. from other countries, 27% (mainstream media), 23% (Americans traveling to other countries), 21% (Biden) and 10% (the unvaccinated. Meanwhile, among vaccinated respondents, 79% blame the unvaccinated, 36% (former President Donald Trump), 33% (conservative media), 30% (people traveling to the U.S.) and 25% (Americans traveling outside the country.
A Colorado woman is facing an attempted murder charge after authorities said she shot an alleged home intruder last weekend. Police said Emily Strunk, 25, of Aurora, called 911 on Saturday after shooting a male intruder who allegedly broke into her apartment, FOX 31 Denver reported. The initial investigation suggested the intruder, who had a previous relationship with Strunk, forced his way into the apartment and assaulted another man inside, identified as 27-year-old Kevin Wertin, police said.
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The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced in May they were ending their 27-year marriage and on Monday a King County Superior Court judge signed the dissolution decree. Bill Gates was formerly the world's richest person and his fortune is estimated at about $150 billion.
A former Afghan interpreter who worked with British forces told The Telegraph he was “stuck in Lashkar Gah” as government forces urged residents to evacuate the city amid heavy fighting. “The fight is so strong we are scared the Taliban may come to every house finding people who worked for British and American forces.” The former interpreter, whom The Telegraph has not named on security grounds, begged reporters to “raise our voice and save our lives”.
US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he's faced racist abuse after testifying on the Capitol riot. During his testimony last week, Dunn said it was the first time he was called the n-word while in uniform. US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he has faced racist abuse online after testifying before the House Select Committee amid its January 6 Capitol riot investigation.
Mike Carey, former President Donald Trump's preferred candidate, won the Republican nomination in the primary for Ohio's 15th Congressional District special election on Tuesday. The result is a win for the former president, who had the power of his endorsement questioned after backing a losing candidate in a Texas special election last week. Incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Stivers, elected to the seat in 2010, resigned earlier this year to run the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
A 20-year-old sailor with a grudge against the U.S. Navy and a failed attempt at becoming a Navy SEAL under his belt is accused of setting an amphibious assault ship ablaze and singlehandedly costing the Navy $30 million in damage. According to an NCIS search warrant affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast, Ryan Sawyer Mays aroused the suspicions of investigators almost immediately after the 40,000-ton USS Bonhomme Richard went up in flames on July 12, 2020, burning for nearly five days and leaving dozens injured while extinguishing the ferocious blaze. Mays, whose identity has not previously been revealed, now faces charges of arson within a special maritime and territorial jurisdiction, use of fire to damage federal property, and making a false statement, the warrant states.
The Maricopa Board of Supervisors recently condemned the election audit and rejected new subpoenas. Wendy Rogers called for election officials to be placed in "solitary confinement cells" in response. An Arizona state senator has called for members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to be imprisoned after they condemned the county's widely criticized election audit and objected to related subpoenas.
A Black man who said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” at a southern Indiana lake is facing criminal charges more than a year after the confrontation that earlier led to charges against two of the alleged attackers.
A British military agency is warning that a potential hijacking is underway in the Gulf of Oman. The warning comes as multiple oil tankers in the area have reported they are "not under command." A British military agency warned Tuesday that a hijacking may be underway off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, where multiple oil tankers have reported that they had lost control.
Jessie James Decker is letting her curves show as she continues her European buddy trip. The singer, 33, just wrapped vacationing with her husband, former NFL wide receiver Eric Decker and sportscaster Melanie Collins, who is pals with Jennifer Lopez's ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez. During the coastal retreat, which came as part of Rodriguez's extended 46th birthday celebration, Decker proved that she's living her absolute best life.
On Tuesday, seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic killed Disneyland's annual passport program, hundreds of thousands of the theme park's die-hard fans likely breathed a sigh of relief — the APs are back. Transitioning passports to a reservation-based system is a step in the right direction, allowing the park's biggest fans to maintain something akin to the level of access they had in the past while limiting the idea of Disneyland as a last-minute hang. In 2021, the only passport with any real currency is the one that documents your COVID-19 vaccination.
Gov. DeSantis said the media is "judgmental" of unvaccinated people who get sick from COVID-19. Florida is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, and most hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated people who were getting sick from COVID-19, saying the media was being "judgmental."
A viral TikTok shows an LAPD officer standing outside of a Venice Beach homeless encampment. The LAPD told Insider that they were responding to a radio call warning of an assault with a deadly weapon. LAPD said the suspect alleged that a woman attempted to steal his bike, which led him to pull out his pellet gun in defense.
Similar placards stand near enclosures of snakes, monkeys and rabbits, which have been put to work as Lebanon has imploded. On Wednesday, the country marks one year since the cataclysmic explosion that destroyed Beirut's port and much of its waterfront, horrifying the world. Lebanon's economy was already in freefall, which the shocking event only accelerated, imperiling the life and health of most of its citizens – as well as animals.
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Taiwan's national flag anthem was played during the awarding ceremony for badminton at the Tokyo Games on Saturday in what may be considered a historic moment for both Taiwan and the Olympics. The national flag anthem: The song, which dates back to the 1930s, blasted through the stadium's speakers as Taiwanese duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin watched the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag rise in the medal ceremony, according to Taiwan News.
A 21-year-old man who escaped Elgin police custody last week when he was being transported through St. Charles was found Monday in Hanover Park.
Christine Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, was arrested on a charge of incest on Sunday. On Friday, a call leaked that seemed to involve Chandler saying she'd had sex with her mother. Christine Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, was arrested and charged with incest after a leaked phone conversation spread online.
According to a former senior Trump White House official and another person with direct knowledge of the matter, during the final weeks of his presidency, administration officials saw Trump on multiple occasions holding printed-out pages of Gateway Pundit articles in the White House, sometimes in the Oval Office. The former senior official recalled one instance when Trump handed them a page printed from the website, which nonsensically alleged massive pro-Biden fraud, and told the official to find out more and to do something about it. I didn't really do anything about it,” the ex-official told The Daily Beast.
American Airlines and Spirit Airlines have canceled nearly 800 Tuesday flights, the third consecutive day of major travel trouble for the airlines' passengers. American, which is still struggling to recover from Sunday storms at its mammoth Dallas hub, canceled 367 Tuesday flights, or 12% percent of its schedule, according to flight tracker FlightAware. The airline canceled 563 Monday flights and nearly 300 Sunday flights.
“[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."