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 »
Former President Barack Obama put his weight behind Sen. Joe Manchin's voting rights proposal in Congress, urging Republicans to join with Democrats to pass the legislation. Obama said that the Manchin proposal is “a product of compromise,” and that it is “an effort by maybe the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, or maybe the most conservative Democrat in Congress … to come up with some commonsense reforms that the majority of Americans agree with, that Democrats and Republicans can agree with. Obama said he was taking the unusual step of commenting on a debate in Congress because the stakes for the country are high, in his view.
A French woman went on trial on Monday for killing the man who raped her for years as her stepfather before becoming her husband and pimp. The story of Valerie Bacot has moved campaigners against domestic violence, with hundreds of thousands of people signing a petition for her release. “I had to put an end to it,” Ms Bacot, 40, wrote in a book published last month called “Everybody Knew”, adding: “I was afraid, all the time.”
Pakistan's prime minister has created a stir over comments he made about US operations in Afghanistan and China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims. In an interview with Axios HBO, Imran Khan categorically stated that he would not allow the US to use Pakistan as a base for its Afghan operations. The interview with Mr Khan was aired early on Monday morning and immediately started gaining traction as people began discussing his comments.
A group of protesters demonstrating outside Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's home was arrested Monday, police say. Eight people accused of trespassing were arrested after they refused to leave private property at Cruz's home Monday, according to Houston police. “The large majority of the group are extremely peaceful out there expressing the First Amendment rights (to) protest against climate change,” Assistant Police Chief Ban Tien said in a video posted on Facebook.
A Miami-Dade man accused of shooting at Everglades National Park rangers and police officers with an assault rifle has died while in custody at the Federal Detention Center, sparking an investigation into whether he may have been killed by correctional guards in some sort of confrontation, authorities said Monday. Drew C. Sikes, who was arrested in March on a dozen charges of assaulting federal officers with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm, died on June 16, according to a Bureau of Prisons website. The U.S. Attorney's Office, which was prosecuting the 37-year-old Sikes, declined to comment, referring a reporter to the Bureau of Prisons.
A new Missouri law that bars local and state law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws is facing a legal challenge from St. Louis City and County, which are jointly seeking to stop enforcement of the measure. St. Louis Mayor TIshuara Jones and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page on Monday said a lawsuit, filed in Cole County Circuit Court, seeks to have the law declared unconstitutional under the state and federal constitutions. “This new law is like the state holding out a sign that says 'Come Commit Gun Violence Here,'” Page said in a statement.
A project to preserve endangered Tasmanian devils on a small island has backfired after the predators killed seabirds in large numbers, a conservation group says. A small number of devils were shipped to Maria Island east of Tasmania, Australia, in 2012. The move aimed to protect the mammals from a deadly facial cancer that had driven them towards extinction.
Leftridge had been impersonating the woman on a dating app called MeetMe, police said, and lured Smith to the home by promising to have sex with him for $80, WLFI reported. Investigators believe Smith withdrew $120 from an ATM in Lafayette, based on a receipt found at the scene, according to the outlet. The woman told Smith she wasn't going to have sex with him, and Leftridge rushed out from a nearby garage and hit Smith with a baseball bat, WXIN reported.
A massive explosion on Friday off Florida's east coast was so intense that it registered a 3.9 in earthquake terms. All the commotion was for our national security, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. Apparently, America is getting a new aircraft carrier, and before it heads to battle it needs to get the kinks, if any, worked out.
Some social media users are now using a manipulated photo of Biden resting his head on a desk with his eyes closed to claim he was asleep while meeting with world leaders. "Summary of G7 and the Biden/Putin Summit," reads the caption of a June 16 Facebook image with more than 1,000 reactions. While the image appears to have been satirically altered, the comments indicate some users took the post seriously.
A Grand Canyon backpacker died after falling ill from the extreme heat — and it wasn't the only heat-related death over the weekend, when temperatures soared across the West. Michelle Meder, a 53-year-old from Hudson, Ohio, was on a multi-day backpacking trip Friday when she became disoriented from the heat, park rangers said. “Responding rangers determined Meder to be deceased,” park officials said Monday in a news release.
There's an upcoming opportunity to channel your inner Daniel LaRusso and “paint the house” in Nampa. If you are all about helping someone in need — simultaneously increasing their property value — and just flat out making that person's day, then round up some friends, family or work buddies to participate in this year's Brush-Up Nampa. The annual event is going down in less than a month — July 17, to be exact — and involves bringing the community together to paint the homes of senior and disabled Nampa residents who cannot afford to do it themselves.
The recent spike in maritime migration from Cuba to South Florida shows no sign of slowing. The six men and two women arrived around 6:30 a.m. on a small fishing vessel in Duck Key, an island just north of the Middle Keys city of Marathon, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Border Patrol spokesman Adam Hoffner said none in the group required serious medical attention.
Iran's president-elect said Monday he wouldn't meet with President Biden nor negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week's election.
Visitors at Rocky Mountain National Park discovered a body last week below a popular hiking trail, rangers said. Tourists at the national park told rangers they found a woman's body below The Loch, a popular hiking destination within the park. The body was found in drainage below The Loch on Friday, park officials said.
A new study suggests that COVID-19 might shrink parts of the brain. The study's results were mentioned by former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the Sunday news program "Face the Nation" on CBS as another example of why it is so important that unvaccinated people get inoculated. The results also underscore how evidence is mounting that people can still suffer from illness related to COVID-19 many months after infection, a condition known as "long COVID."
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Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it rapidly continues northeast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm will likely peter out in the next 24 hours. Claudette, the third named storm of the season, is moving east-northeast at 29 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph with higher gusts, according to the 2 p.m. advisory.
Two Human Bean coffee shops will open soon in the Midlands. The coffee chain will open drive-thru spots in Irmo and the Summit neighborhood. The franchise location at 1402 Summit Parkway will open on June 23 at 8 a.m. The location is owned by David Hill and Gary Davies of THB Morganton, who also owns four other franchises.
Attorneys who made false claims in court filings after the 2020 general election to reverse election results to favor former President Donald Trump have been summoned to appear in Detroit for a sanctions hearing. Federal judge Linda Parker ordered Sidney Powell and other attorneys who had represented Trump in an election results dispute last year to appear in court at 2 p.m. July 6. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has asked the court to sanction Powell, a Texas lawyer, along with Michigan attorneys Greg Rohl, Scott Hagerstrom and Stefanie Junttila, for pursuing a case that sought to overturn state election results based on lies.
Drivers in black Toyotas engaged in a rolling shootout on Interstate 95 as Monday morning's rush hour began in Northeast Miami-Dade, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The bullets between the Toyota Venza and the Toyota Camry flew around 7 a.m. as the two cars barreled down I-95's southbound lanes, FHP said, parallel to the Northwest 151st Street exit on the northbound side. FHP and Miami-Dade police are investigating what troopers termed “a road rage incident.”
The Israeli military put a high-powered laser weapon system on an aircraft. The Israeli Ministry of Defense said the plane shot down all of the unmanned aircraft it engaged. The Israeli military used a plane armed with a high-powered laser to intercept and shoot down several unmanned aircraft in flight in a first-of-its-kind test for the Israeli armed forces, which are constantly searching for new ways to counter airborne threats like rockets and drones from Gaza and elsewhere.
During a White House briefing on Monday, press secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question about U.S. Catholic bishops writing a document that could prohibit high-profile politicians who support abortion rights from receiving Communion. Psaki said “the president's faith is personal” and he, like many Americans, does not see his faith “through a political prism.
A North Carolina man spent $10 on a lottery ticket — and got much more money in return. Lee Kilby checked his ticket and discovered it was worth $1 million, the N.C. Education Lottery said Monday in a news release. “When I scratched it off, I couldn't believe what I was seeing,” Kilby told the lottery.
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“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.”