Jamal Khashoggi's role in helping democracy advocate Ayman Nour escape from Tora Prison is told for the first time in the latest episode of Yahoo News' "Conspiracyland" podcast.Khashoggi's political transformation »
There has been a decided shift in how Democrats talk about voter ID over the past few weeks, and new comments from former Attorney General Eric Holder illustrate the change. Holder, who served under President Barack Obama, said Thursday he could support voter ID laws if they were administered fairly. “What I oppose is the overly prescriptive way in which states — generally Republican states — have indicated that which is acceptable [as a form of ID],” Holder said in testimony before the House Administration Committee.
Amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran, U.S. government officials took control of dozens of Iranian media websites on Tuesday afternoon. Visitors to digital webpages including Iran's Arabic- and English-language channels Al-Alam and Press TV, as well as the Yemeni site Al Masirah, which has been linked to Houthi rebels, were met with bulletins in English and Arabic that noted the internet domains had been “seized” by the FBI in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce. According to a Justice Department press release, the U.S. seized 33 websites operated by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union, linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is prohibited by the U.S. government from obtaining or using website or domain services hosted in the United States without a license.
A white woman was captured on video yelling racial slurs at an Asian Uber driver at a gas station in Charlotte, N.C. Rude passengers: Outhay Chokbengboun, a 46-year-old Laotian American, said he picked up a small group of passengers who argued with him as he was driving, WSOC reported. An argument ensued and escalated into one of the passengers offering to bribe him, and another insulting him.
Vice President Kamala Harris had to remind President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday to talk about the deadly building collapse in South Florida. Harris whispered, "Florida, yeah," in Biden's ear as he prepared to walk away from his lectern after delivering remarks on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement at the White House. "I've spoken with, coincidentally, the mayor of Miami-Dade, was in my office yesterday — not about that, obviously — but I had a long discussion with her today," Biden stated.
Last summer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci was reportedly sent mail containing white powder that "literally blew up in his face," Politico writes, per a preview of the new book Nightmare Scenario by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta. Luckily, chemical testing came back negative for both anthrax and ricin, but not before Fauci was hosed "down to his skivvies in a chemical lab," standing "naked in what looked like a kiddy pool" while his team awaited results, per Politico. Previously reported excerpts of Nightmare Scenario revealed Trump once joked he hoped COVID-19 would "take out" former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and had even proposed the U.S. house COVID-19 patients at Guantanamo Bay.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation requiring state colleges and universities to annually survey their students, faculty and staff about their beliefs to ensure "viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom." Why it matters: The legislation doesn't specify for what the survey results will be used, but at a press conference on Tuesday DeSantis said that schools found to be "indoctrinating" students aren't "worth tax dollars" and are "not something we're going to be supporting going forward." The big picture: The survey will assess the "extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented" and determine whether students, faculty and staff "feel free to express their beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom," per the legislation.
Former President Donald Trump rallied to the defense of his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was suspended from practicing law in New York after a court determined he made false statements in challenging the results of the 2020 election. A tweemail sent Thursday afternoon described the decision, which leaves Giuliani facing the possibility of disbarment, as being part of a partisan campaign to attack Trump and people in his orbit. "Can you believe that New York wants to strip Rudy Giuliani, a great American Patriot, of his law license because he has been fighting what has already been proven to be a Fraudulent Election?” Trump said.
A man spending time with his son on Father's Day was allegedly asked to leave an amusement park in San Jose, Calif., after security accused him of having "gang-related" tattoos. What happened: Mark Devera was recording his son on a Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ride when amusement park security guards confronted him about his "Pinoy Pride" tattoos on Sunday, according to KPIX5. One of the guards allegedly told Devera he was not allowed on the premises, citing “gang-related” tattoos are against their policy.
An Iowa teacher has gone viral after posting a series of TikTok videos where she slammed the state's recent ban on teaching critical race theory. My governor has put into place some ridiculous legislation that many governors across the country have put into place, such as I can't teach anything divisive, I can't teach critical race theory, and I can't teach about racial equity,” Megan Geha, a special education teacher at Des Moines East High School, said in one of the videos. In subsequent videos, Geha complained that she, as a teacher, can no longer be an activist like she could “in the past.
Advisers to former President Donald Trump were reportedly hoping his battle with COVID-19 last year would give him a "newfound appreciation for the seriousness" of the virus — only for it to ultimately become clear he "hadn't changed at all." A new excerpt from the book Nightmare Scenario published Thursday in The Washington Post describes the "extraordinary effort to get Trump lifesaving drugs" when he contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized in October 2020. According to the book, Trump's medical advisers hoped during this time that his illness "would inspire him to take the virus seriously."
Images and video shared on social media early Thursday morning show the devastating aftermath of a partial collapse of a building in Surfside, Florida. The 12-story oceanfront condo tower near Miami collapsed around 2 a.m. Thursday, leaving at least 10 people injured and one person dead, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told the Miami Herald. The collapse of Champlain Towers South Condo was shown in surveillance video obtained by WSVN.
In the wake of the collapse of a condo near Miami on June 24, , here is a look at major building collapses in the U.S. throughout recent history caused by structural failures. The 12-story oceanfront condo in Surfside, Florida, northeast of Miami, partially collapsed, sending rescuers sifting through the rubble, the Miami Herald reported. The five-story condominium called Harbour Cay in Cocoa Beach collapsed March 27, 1981, due to multiple construction and design problems just as workers were pouring concrete for the roof slab, according to Florida Today.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finalized plans to create a select committee to investigate January 6. The Senate rejected a bipartisan bill to create an independent, 9/11-style January 6 commission. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formalized plans to create a select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection on Thursday after Senate Republicans blocked a bill to establish an independent commission on the matter.
The two-sentence report from the police station left a community craving for more details. pm Commerce Blvd. Home Depot for disorderly people having an exorcism in the lumber aisle for the dead trees.
The suspect "will be booked at the Alameda County Jail to include charges of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), felony evading, felony hit and run, and resisting arrest," CHP said.
A Florida high-rise that collapsed early Thursday was determined to be unstable a year ago, according to a researcher at Florida International University. The building, which was constructed in 1981, has been sinking at an alarming rate since the 1990s, according to a study in 2020 by Shimon Wdowinski, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment. When Wdowinski saw the news that the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside collapsed, he instantly remembered it from the study, he said.
President Joe Biden joked about people who say they need to own weapons to "take on the government." In the speech, Biden outlined his administration's plan to tackle gun violence in the US. President Joe Biden joked that people who think they needed guns to take on the US government would actually need nuclear weapons.
Video captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday. Shocking footage captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday. Video posted to Twitter by Andy Slater, a Fox Sports 640 radio host, reportedly shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside suddenly plummet to the ground at around 1:30 a.m.
With the sharp increase in overdose deaths and the use of illegal substances on the rise, there has never been a more pressing time to address how Kentucky communities help and support people trying to overcome addiction. The need for a comprehensive and all-inclusive approach to addiction recovery is apparent, and this past session, the legislature passed HB 7 to accomplish this very goal. The goal of HB 7 is to ensure communities have the tools in place to help people successfully recover from addiction.
Leaders of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce said businesses are amid an exciting and critical moment as they move past the pandemic. Chamber President and CEO Brandom Gengelbach addressed nearly 400 attendees and hundreds watching virtually on Thursday during the chamber's annual meeting at Dickies Arena. While 2020 was a year of survival for many businesses, new city leadership and huge population growth have brought new opportunities for economic growth, he said.
Ten states will exit the enhanced unemployment benefits at the end of the week — impacting roughly 2.5 million workers. Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Utah will all be ending the $300 federal supplemental benefits in their states, joining 12 other states that previously opted out of the benefits in the past two weeks, as the U.S. emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. In total, 26 states are ending the enhanced federal benefits before they're set to expire in September.
Kris Rodeman finally got to see her son Wednesday. The mother of the 16-year-old was beside herself with worry, angry and concerned that her son, currently in the Southwest Florida Juvenile Justice Center, is in pain. At issue is the shocking a week ago of her son with a Taser stun gun in the San Carlos Park neighborhood where his girlfriend lives.
In 2019, John McAfee tweeted that if he were to appear to die by suicide it would not be true. McAfee had also tweeted several times about Jeffrey Epstein's death, claiming it was not a suicide. After McAfee's death in jail on Wednesday, the old tweet was shared widely, fueling speculation.
The Russian government says that it will bomb British navy vessels if there are any further provocations in the Black Sea, after the confrontation between a British navy destroyer Russian forces there on Wednesday (June 23). This is video of incident filmed by a BBC news team as it played out. It starts with HMS Defender in disputed waters near Crimea, claimed by Russia but recognized by the West as belonging to Ukraine.
Grand Prairie divers will continue to search for a swimmer who is believed to have drowned Wednesday in Joe Pool Lake, the Grand Prairie Fire Department said Thursday. Grand Prairie divers initiated a search and rescue until dark on Wednesday and will resume operations Thursday. The swimmer was wearing a life vest when he entered the water but removed it while swimming, the fire department said.
“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.”