"Due to this irresponsible, selfish behavior, 200 people are at risk despite having done the right thing while traveling," Argentina's top immigration official said.His test came back positive »
An Asian American father was waiting to cross the street with his 1-year-old child when a man approached and hit him from behind in San Francisco on Friday. What happened: Bruce, 36, was outside of Gus's Community Market by the intersection of 4th and Channel streets around 2 p.m. in Mission Bay when he was punched from behind and knocked to the ground. In a surveillance video, the male suspect, identified as Sidney Hammond, can be seen pummeling Bruce more than a dozen times as the stroller carrying his child rolled away.
The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County. In a letter to GOP Senate President Karen Fann, the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said the Senate's farming out of 2.1 million ballots from the state's most populous county to a contractor may run afoul of federal law requiring ballots to remain in the control of elections officials for 22 months.
A 2-year-old was among four people killed late Tuesday when a plane crashed into a home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Police have identified the four dead as Gerry Standley, 55, of Hattiesburg; Louis Provenza, 67, of Texas; Harper Provenza, 2, of Texas, and Anna Calhoun, 23, of Texas.
Moderna has created the first "tweaked" vaccine, which it says is effective against Covid-19 variants. Early data from a 40-person trial show that a third dose of either its current Covid-19 jab or an experimental new vaccine candidate increases immunity against variants first found in Brazil and South Africa. "We are encouraged by these new data, which reinforce our confidence that our booster strategy should be protective against these newly detected variants," said the company's CEO Stephane Bancel.
Five people have died after an 18-year-old man launched a machete attack at a nursery school in southern Brazil, police say. The victims include three children all reported to be under two years old and two staff members. The attacker then turned the weapon on himself and is in critical condition in hospital, a police statement said.
An ordinary day at the beach turned into terror Sunday for a 6-year-old Hawaii girl who spotted a shark beside her in the surf. Sheri Gouveia was shooting a video of her daughter playing in the ocean at Kalama Beach on Oahu at the time, Hawaii News Now reported. Gouveia told Hawaii News Now her daughter has “angels to keep her safe.”
The number of unaccompanied migrant children being kept in cramped government-detention facilities on the US southern border with Mexico has fallen sharply, after a 20-year high influx of border crossings led to overcrowding. The massive influx of children left US immigration officials scrambling earlier this year for facilities to house the children. The number of children being held in by US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) has dropped 88% between late March and late April, according to government officials.
LeBron James held himself accountable for his initial tweet in response to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant by Columbus, Ohio police. “I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma'Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it,” he tweeted. In his post, he shared an article from Vox by Fabiola Cineas titled 'Why they're not saying Ma'Khia Bryant's name' which unpacks how racism and sexism work against Black girls and women when dealing with police violence.
At a White House press briefing on Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's claim that the Republican Party is united against President Biden's administration.
The Queen came to the Duchess of Sussex's aid in her legal battle against the Mail on Sunday on Wednesday by dismissing claims that she owned the copyright to a letter Meghan wrote to her father. Her Majesty's lawyers intervened in the High Court case as the two sides locked horns over one of the final bones of contention. The Duchess's former communications secretary, Jason Knauf, also “emphatically” denied having any copyright claim to the letter, landing a final blow to the newspaper's case.
The US has thrown its support behind an initiative at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines. India and South Africa proposed the move, which they said would increase vaccine production around the world. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said that "extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures".
ROME—Two Americans have been sentenced to life in an Italian prison after a teenage vacation in Rome ended in a brutal fight that left a local police officer dead. Finnegan Elder, 21, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 20, from California, got themselves into trouble after trying to buy cocaine during their vacation in the summer of 2019. After a botched drug deal, they killed Carabinieri officer Mario Cerciello Rega, 35.
Peloton has recalled treadmills in the US and UK over a series of safety issues following investigations by a US watchdog. In the US, 125,000 Tread and Tread+ machines are being recalled after the death of a six-year-old child. The watchdog said they could cause injury or death to adults, children and pets if they get pulled underneath.
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele has a 90 percent popularity rate in his country, perhaps the highest one in the region. On May 1, Bukele's New Ideas Party's congressional majority fired five key members of the Supreme Court and the country's attorney general, in what most legal scholars agree was an unconstitutional move. The Supreme Court had ruled several times that Bukele, 39, had overstepped his executive powers, and the ousted attorney general was investigating Bukele's ministers for alleged corruption.
Eddie Gallagher said he and other SEALs practiced medical procedures on a prisoner of war. Retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was found not guilty of murder in a high-profile war-crimes trial nearly two years ago, said in a podcast that aired Tuesday that he and his team practiced various medical procedures on an enemy combatant until he died, with no intention of saving him. After the trial, President Donald Trump restored Gallagher's rank and personally intervened when the Navy attempted to take away Gallagher's SEAL trident.
Google's chief executive has sent an email to employees encouraging them to return to work in the office for at least three days a week as lockdowns ease. The firm began reopening offices in April, and has now laid out the details of how it envisages the new hybrid working week. In the email, Sundar Pichai extols the benefits of office working.
Nearly a year after Suzanne Morphew disappeared without a trace while out on a bike ride last Mother's Day, the 49-year-old's husband—who once pleaded for her safe return—has been arrested and charged with murder. The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office confirmed to The Daily Beast that Barry Morphew, 53, is currently in custody after being arrested Wednesday morning, just days shy of the one-year anniversary of his wife's disappearance on May 10, 2020, in Maysville, Colorado. He has been charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, tampering with physical evidence, and attempting to influence a public servant.
Amy Schumer's son, Gene, turned 2 on Wednesday, and the comedian celebrated by paying tribute to husband Chris Fischer and his autism diagnosis. Today is our son's birthday and I woke up emotional as hell thinking about my husband, Chris,” she captioned a pair of photos on Instagram, including one of them together while she was in labor and another of Fischer holding Gene. In this first photo while I was having a 3 hour c section he held my hand and stared in my eyes so I never felt alone.
Isolere Bio, a spinout from Duke University whose technology aids biotechnology manufacturing, has raised $7 million in seed funding, the company said Wednesday. Isolere, founded in 2017 by Duke graduate student Kelli Luginbuhl, makes purification technology for adeno-associated viral vectors (AAV), an important element of many of the most promising gene therapies being developed. Some gene therapies use AAVs as a vehicle to insert new genes into a patient in an attempt to cure certain genetic diseases.
The children of Donald Trump are continuing to cost US taxpayers hundreds of thousands a month for travel, a government watchdog group has found. US Secret Service agents filed $140,000 (£100,000) in receipts for travelling with Eric, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr in February, according to the watchdog CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington). The figure was for the first month after the former president's departure from Washington DC, and does not refer to any Secret Service fees incurred at Trump businesses.
The return of passenger-filled cruise ships sailing in U.S. waters is in sight. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released additional guidance for cruise ships with instructions for trial voyages with volunteer passengers meant to take place in advance of sailings that include paying passengers. "With the issuance of these next two phases, cruise ship operators now have all the necessary requirements and recommendations they need to start simulated voyages before resuming restricted passenger voyages and apply for a COVID-19 conditional sailing certificate to begin sailing with restricted passenger voyages," the CDC said on its website, noting it may adjust requirements and recommendations in the future.
In a Wednesday address, President Joe Biden gave an impassioned defense of his proposed tax hikes. While answering questions after a Wednesday address on the impact of the American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden doubled down on his tax proposals and the need for wealthier Americans and corporations to pay their fair share - and took aim at prior Republican tax cuts. "My Republican friends had no problem voting to pass a tax proposal - it expires in 2025 - that costs $2 trillion," Biden said, adding that none of that was paid for.
This week's in-person G7 meeting in London has quickly descended into chaos after two Indian delegates tested positive for the coronavirus. The India group was granted an exemption to Britain's quarantine rules upon its arrival—despite the massive virus surge in their home country—but all its delegates have now been told to go into self-isolation. It was intended as a trial for the full-scale G7 summit in England next month, which is expected to be Joe Biden's first foreign trip as president.
Police released the 10-minute 911 call of a "terrified" woman pleading for help moments before the fatal shooting of Zulu "prince" Lindani Myeni in Hawaii. The 29-year-old former rugby player and “South African Idol” constant was killed on 14 April, and the 911 audio reveals new details of the moments leading up to the shooting seen in previously-released body camera footage. The female, calling from a vacation rental home in the Honolulu neighbourhood of Nuuanu, can be heard saying with a thick accent “please leave” before telling the dispatcher “someone entered my house … I don't know this man … he's in the house”.
“Every college has a public health responsibility to require its students to be vaccinated.”
“While the vast majority of students will likely get the vaccine, schools should honor the decisions of the few who object.”
“A vaccinated campus could be the step toward normality that college leaders are seeking.”
“College students are mobile and spread COVID-19 with them whenever they travel.”
“There almost certainly are going to be legal challenges because the anti-vaccine movement is already preparing for them.”