Jamal Khashoggi's long and complicated relationship with Osama bin Laden is the subject of Episode 3 of the new season of the Yahoo News podcast "Conspiracyland."Open to multiple interpretations »
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is preparing to introduce a bill that would place new sanctions on China unless it allows “a transparent international investigation of suspect laboratories in Wuhan,” in particular the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has become the focus of intense speculation and scrutiny in recent months, including from President Biden. Rubio and other Biden critics want the president to be more aggressive in getting China to accede to a thorough investigation, which the country's leadership has so far resisted.
When researchers looked at the marijuana habits of a group of people ages 18 to 30, and then again 25 years later, one finding rose above the fog: For every five years of lighting up, your ability to recall common words slides. At the beginning of the study, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, 84 percent of the group reported using marijuana, while less than 12 percent reported still smoking it 25 years later. During the follow-up, participants were given standard cognitive tests that measured three things: processing speed (for example, solving simple math problems), verbal memory (word recall), and higher-level skills that show how well different parts of the brain are working together.
Emmanuel Macron's plot to destroy France's traditional Right has suffered a humiliating electoral setback, casting doubt on predictions of a two-horse duel with Marine le Pen in next year's presidential race. The French centre-Right has come out the big winner in the closely watched first round of regional elections in which the Mr Macron's LREM party and far-Right leader Marine Le Pen fared far worse than expected. With the polls so off-kilter and amid record-low turnout of around 33 per cent, the unexpected first-round results prompted some to suggest that a Macron-Le Pen presidential face-off next April may not be the foregone conclusion touted until now.
Spain will pardon nine Catalan separatist leaders imprisoned for holding an unlawful referendum in 2017, the prime minister announced on Monday. Speaking to civil society members in the Barcelona opera house, Pedro Sánchez said that he wanted a “fresh start” between Spain and Catalonia, choosing “concord over discord”. No members of Catalonia's current government were present to listen to Mr Sánchez's speech, and a noisy protest by pro-independence supporters took place outside the emblematic venue.
A truck struck 2 people at a Pride parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, on Saturday. Two people were struck by a white pickup truck during the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, on Saturday. One of the people died and the other remains hospitalized, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said.
Former President Donald Trump winning another GOP presidential nomination, should he decide to go for it, is often treated as a foregone conclusion, but every once in a while there's a reminder that there's still a very long way to go until 2024. On Saturday, for example, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) edged Trump in a straw poll taken at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. In-person and online attendees were asked to vote for all the potential candidates they approve of out of a 31-person field.
Claudette strengthened into a tropical storm again overnight as it neared the coast of the Carolinas. The forecast calls for the storm to douse the region for several more hours Monday, with some flooding possible, before heading into the western Atlantic Ocean. The storm is moving east-northeast at 28 mph with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. advisory.
Police in Nicaragua have detained another potential candidate for the presidency in the latest crackdown on opposition figures. Journalist Miguel Mora was detained under Nicaragua's controversial "treason" law. The wave of detentions comes five months before elections in which President Daniel Ortega is expected to run for a fourth consecutive term.
After a winter storm caused icy road conditions and a mass power outage in Texas, a partnership between a group of car enthusiasts and a Fort Worth youth shelter was formed. The organization helps human trafficking victims and opened the first center catering to youth up to the age of 22 in Tarrant County in October. The center, called the Underground, is located inside One Safe Place in Fort Worth.
Most people who develop shingles have only one bout in their life, but you can have shingles more than once. The rash usually shows up as a single stripe on just one side of the body or face, says the CDC. Forbes developed blisters on her legs, an ankle, on top of her hand, “in really weird places.
The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and the start of winter. The virus continues to spread as President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to back measures like social distancing. The health institute Fiocruz says the situation is "critical".
When private enterprise cannot — or will not — provide a vital public service, then it is government's responsibility to step up. In the last century, a growing California desperately needed reliable water deliveries, so state, federal and local governments responded with massive projects. When we needed a freeway network to facilitate economic expansion and mobility, the federal and state governments poured pavement.
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Police say all six surviving shooting victims are in stable condition. The department says it's possible other suspects are still out there, and a reward of $40,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has no regrets about opposing former President Donald Trump and his lies about the 2020 election, even though it cost her her position in House Republican leadership and earned her death threats, she tells The New York Times. "We've got people we've entrusted with the perpetuation of the Republic who don't know what the rule of law is," Cheney said. There has been a cost to Cheney's crusade.
A Florida man is accused of pulling a gun on a Starbucks employee for getting his order wrong. The employee was the daughter of Chief Noel-Pratt of the Miami Gardens Police Department. The suspect was arrested and charged with armed robbery and assault, per a local news outlet.
A developer seeks to build 95 homes, mostly duplexes but including several townhouses, on the south side of West State Street, a mile west of North Glenwood Street in Garden City. Plans tentatively call for 44 duplexes (with 88 living units) and seven townhouses to be built on the 6.6-acre parcel at 8875 W. State St. and 6144 N. Arney Lane, between a Maverik store and McCleary's Pub. The number of duplexes and townhouses could change, but the total number of units will remain at 95, Jeff Hatch, principal architect at Boise's Hatch Design Architecture, who represents the owners, said by phone.
The coelacanth was thought to have a life span of around 20 years, but new estimates suggest it is a centenarian of the ocean, alongside sharks. French researchers studied marks on the scales of museum specimens - much like tree rings tell the age of trees. Slow-growing fish that produce few young are particularly vulnerable to extinction pressures, such as climate change and overfishing.
For five years, we were living here and wondering which of our neighbors, who were all being kind and neighborly to us, is actually harassing us,” McLean said. Then the perpetrator made a mistake. The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, signed the couple up for a Boston Globe subscription, but McLean and Furze already had a subscription.
Former President Trump has given at least 22 interviews for 17 different books since leaving office, with authors lining up at Mar-a-Lago as he labors to shape a coming tsunami of Trump tomes, Axios has learned. Why it matters: Trump advisers see the coming book glut as proof that interest in "POTUS 45," as they call him, has never been higher. These advisers know that most of the books will paint a mixed picture, at best.
Underwater avalanche continued for two days Science drill ship sets depth record off Japan Oceans' extreme depths measured in precise detail The achievement to date still leaves, of course, four-fifths of Earth's oceans without a contemporary depth sounding. But the GEBCO initiative is confident the data deficit can be closed this decade with a concerted global effort. "It doesn't matter whether you operate a high-tech fleet of ships or you're just a simple boat-owner - every piece of data matters in this giant jigsaw we're making," said project director, Jamie McMichael-Phillips.
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Created by Dublin-based design firm LyonsKelly, the concept for the house is as evident in the arched, airy architecture as it is in the contemporary pieces inside. Known for their unified architectural and interior vision, John Kelly and Eoin Lyons like to find a meeting point in each of their projects that is truly distinct. Art Deco in spirit yet utterly timeless, the result is a slick, three-story house and basement with a procession of rooms circulating around the ground floor: formal rooms to the front, family areas facing out toward the garden.
You could see this coming. On Saturday, during an otherwise joyful celebration of Juneteenth Day in Milwaukee, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson made an appearance at a Republican Party booth. Johnson told reporters that his experience interacting with attendees had been generally positive, except for "one nasty comment."
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the US Senate to pass the sweeping voting-rights legislation known at the For the People Act, arguing that "democracy is under siege" in her home state. In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Hobbs deemed GOP efforts to undermine the confidence in the 2020 election as part of a strategy to "steal" the 2024 presidential election. "Republicans aren't just protesting the results of our most recent presidential election ...
“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.”