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 »
An Asian American college student in San Diego ended up at the hospital after being attacked by “older and larger” individuals over beach space last week. What happened: Kobe La, who suffered serious injuries, was out with his friends at Ocean Beach on June 15 when the attack happened just after 9 p.m. In an Instagram post, his aunt, Jovian, recalled the incident as a fight over beach space.
Sweden's prime minister, Stefan Lofven, on Monday morning became the first leader in Sweden's history to lose a no-confidence vote in parliament, leaving him just one week to decide whether to hold snap elections or resign. Of the parliament's 349 members, 181 supported the vote, 109 opposed it and 51 abstained, with Lofven's red-green coalition voted down by an unusual combination of the former Communist Left Party, the far-Right Sweden Democrats, and the right-wing Moderate and Christian Democrat parties. "The Left Party has linked up arms with the right-wing conservative bloc and used that to create an unholy alliance to fell the government," Annelie Karlsson, the Social Democrat's parliamentary leader, told parliament before the vote.
California will pay off the accumulated unpaid rent that has piled up during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AP reports. The big picture: A little over 2% of people in California who have applied for rent relief during the pandemic have received it, KQED reports. The state has accrued $5.2 billion from various federal aid packages to pay off people's rent, which should be enough to get the job done, Jason Elliott, senior counselor to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on housing and homelessness, told AP.
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.
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.
Over the last decade, Democrats in key states have relinquished control of redistricting to "independent commissions ... free of partisan interference," a decision made for the sake of "good government" that could, however, affect the left's ability to hold onto their majority in 2022, Politico writes. Despite agreeing that redistricting reform is needed, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) added that Republicans are "carving up left and right" in rabidly partisan states, while Democrats, rather, are "unilaterally disarming," per Politico. For example, when Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D) this spring offered an effective redistricting veto in exchange for the right's cooperation with her legislative agenda, Democrats were "unsparing" in their condemnation, writes Politico.
A Boyd man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a 2019 assault on his wife, the same woman he poured gasoline on and set on fire in 2014. Mark Morgan Upchurch, 39, was sentenced last week in a Weatherford court after a Parker County jury found him guilty of assault/family violence. Upchurch also was fined $10,000.
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Donald Trump wanted to send Americans who had Covid to Guantanamo Bay to stop them spreading the disease across the United States, a new book has claimed. In the early stages of the pandemic, it is alleged that Mr Trump suggested that Americans infected abroad should not be brought back home for care, but should instead be isolated at the military base in Cuba.
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.
Australia will file a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) after China imposed up to 218% tariffs on its wine last year. China says the tariffs were increased because of trading malpractice, which Australia denies. Australia says it remains open to engaging directly with China to resolve the issue.
An 82-year-old drowned in a Missouri river after he was swept into a root wad, police say. David Robles of Los Angeles, California, was canoeing Saturday morning on the Current River when a strong current pushed him into the root wad and his canoe capsized, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Root wads are trees with exposed roots used to stabilize riverbanks and provide a habitat for fish, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The immediate aftermath of a mass shooting after a hip hop concert in South Florida was fog-of-war chaotic and frightening, with victims begging for help, driving themselves to area hospitals and one woman fearfully telling a 911 operator she didn't think she was going to survive. In at least one of the calls, a 911 operator might have saved someone's life.
A large tornado swept through suburbs southwest of Chicago Sunday night, causing numerous injuries, damaging several homes and vehicles, bringing down trees and power lines and leaving tens of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. Officials of Naperville said five people were brought to a hospital. One was in critical condition.
A crash on a highway heading toward Columbia caused a traffic jam for drivers on the Monday morning commute. All of the eastbound lanes on Interstate 20 were blocked following the collision that happened at about 7:45 a.m., according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The wreck was near Exit 58 in Lexington, which is the junction with U.S. 1, and the connection to Lexington, West Columbia, and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
Singer Nina Simone's granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of bullying her mother to the point that she almost committed suicide when Harris was serving as California's attorney general. “As I said before, Ask her why she separated my family,” Simone's granddaughter, ReAnna Simone Kelly, said of Harris on Twitter. Simone Kelly's remarks came in response to a Twitter user questioning the need for Nina Simone's estate to maintain a social media presence, which the younger Simone said was out of the family's control.
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.”
Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it 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 28 mph with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph with higher gusts, according to the 11 a.m. advisory.
A 6-year-old was killed in a crash on a Midlands road that left two other people in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said Monday. Sahliyah Haynes is the girl from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who was identified as the child who died at the scene of June 18 accident on Interstate 77, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Overall, there were eight people in the SUV that was being driven south on I-77 by a Pennsylvania man, Jones said.
AppHarvest, the company working to create indoor food-growing facilities in Kentucky, wants to have 12 sites producing vegetables and fruits by the end of 2025. New locations announced Monday in Pulaski and Rowan counties will put the company nearly halfway there. Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of the company, said AppHarvest will build a 30-acre, high-tech greenhouse near Somerset to grow strawberries and a 15-acre greenhouse in Morehead to produce leafy greens.
One of Miami Beach's most upscale neighborhoods is getting a fancy Chinese dinner club this summer. From hospitality veteran Ken Ray comes Jia, which will bring upscale Cantonese-style cuisine to the South of Fifth neighborhood. The restaurant, which features a wrap-around marble bar at its heart, has an outdoor patio as well as indoor dining and a private lounge and dining area that can seat up to 25 guests for exclusive dinner parties.
Dick Cheney called his daughter Liz to warn her after Trump singled her out on January 6. The controversial former vice president is said to consider Trump an "abysmal" president. Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted from her GOP leadership position over her opposition to Trump.
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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."
In an interview with a local reporter from GoLocalProv, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. defended his family's membership in the Bailey's Beach Club in Newport, which has been described as being “all white,” saying, “It's a long tradition in Rhode Island.
“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.”