In heavily Republican Wyoming, their lone congresswoman's defiance of the former president is unpopular. But some residents still stick up for her.'She told the truth!' »
A South Carolina woman caught fire during a police chase Thursday after multiple containers of gasoline exploded in the back of her car, officials said. The woman, identified as 28-year-old Jessica Dale Patterson, was taken to a hospital, the Pickens County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. “Before leaving the scene, Ms. Patterson told deputies that she was transporting several containers of fuel that she was hoarding in the trunk,” officials said.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that neighbouring Ukraine was becoming 'anti-Russia' and that Moscow would be ready to react to what he said were threats to its own security. Putin was speaking a day after a Ukrainian court placed Viktor Medvedchuk, a prominent pro-Russian politician who says Putin is godfather to his daughter, under house arrest. Medvedchuk, who has promoted closer ties with Moscow and acted as an intermediary between Moscow and Kyiv in the past, is being investigated over treason allegations he calls politically-motivated.
Donald Trump has a rich history of fighting back when he's down and making others pay, and that's exactly how he intends to deal with New York City over its plans to fire his company from running a windswept city golf course in the Bronx. Trump's son Eric sees the fight as nothing less than a stand against “cancel culture,” demanding a payout of more than $30 million from the city to get out of the deal in what could turn into a potentially costly legal battle dragging on for years. “They can't throw him out so easily,” says John Ray, a lawyer with experience in public contract disputes who noted that the Bronx deal gives the famously litigious Trump plenty of room to protest.
Consumer prices jumped 4.2% in the 12 months through to April, up from 2.6% in March and marking the biggest increase since September 2008. The report from the US Labor Department comes amid fears that rising consumer prices could push up interest rates. Inflation, which measures the rate at which the prices for goods and services increase, was pushed up by higher prices for cars and food in April.
LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks after the first, a British study said. The study released on Friday is the first to directly compare immune responses of the Pfizer shot from the three-week dosing interval tested in clinical trials, and the extended 12-week interval that British officials recommend in order to give more vulnerable people at least some protection quickly. After Britain moved to extend the interval between doses, Pfizer and vaccine partner BioNTech said there was no data to back up the move.
China is about to attempt its first Mars landing - a feat accomplished successfully by only half the spacecraft that have ever tried. Tianwen-1, as the mission is called, means "questions to heaven." It aims to be the first Mars mission to send a spacecraft into the planet's orbit, drop a landing platform onto the Martian surface, and deploy a rover all in one expedition.
Online booking platform Airbnb is predicting a travel rebound "unlike anything we have seen before" after seeing a big jump in holiday bookings. Booking values jumped 52% to $10.3bn (£7.3bn) as customers snapped up long-term stays and rural properties. In the three months to 31 March, holiday bookings for families have also outpaced those for smaller groups or solo travellers, it said.
Reporters said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was screaming when she confronted AOC in Congress. Jacqueline Alemany told CNN about watching the angry encounter. Greene denied yelling, saying she was "talking" when she ran after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The UK economy is set to grow at its fastest pace since the Second World War, overtaking the US, according to Bank of England economist Andy Haldane. The unemployment rate is also lower than expected. Mr Haldane, who has previously warned against pessimistic views of the economy, said consumers are returning to shops, pubs and restaurants with retail spending above pre-Covid levels.
Christopher Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security, praised the Biden administration for taking action to address cybersecurity threats. Krebs spoke with CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett for this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast. President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at hardening the federal government's cybersecurity defenses by directing the Commerce Department to author new standards for software vendors supplying the federal government.
As the city's luxury real estate market reaches new heights, these high-end homes won't be around for long Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
After McCain suggested America move on from discussing the deadly Capitol siege that took place in January, Hostin said the insurrection is something we should never forget. The party of law and order, [Republicans] should be ashamed of themselves for what they did yesterday, what they continue to do, and that is an important story that we should never, ever, ever stop talking about or forget,” said Hostin. Only have one response to Meghan McCain's opinion, on #TheView this morning, concerning the insurrection on January 6.
Greenberg's attorneys and federal prosecutors will formally announce the plea to a judge Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former Florida county tax collector Joel Greenberg will plead guilty to six felony counts including sex trafficking, identity theft, and wire fraud, a significant downgrade from the 33 federal charges he was facing through multiple indictments, Insider has learned.
Buckingham Palace reportedly asked a Trump supporter to remove an image of the Queen from his bus. The doctored image showed Queen Elizabeth II wearing a MAGA hat, BuzzFeed News reported. The bus belongs to Trump supporter Buddy Hall and appeared at a May 7 Republican rally in Florida.
A Georgia man decided to skip the long lines forming outside gas stations in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack and stop by a line of parked U-Hauls instead. A 25-year-old man drilled holes in the fuel tanks of multiple U-Haul trucks Wednesday, spilling 35 to 45 gallons of gas, the Griffin Police Department said. Surveillance images, some of which were shared on the department's Facebook, show a suspect with a fuel can walking near what is thought to be his red truck, according to police.
A painting by Pablo Picasso has sold for more than $100m - marking the fifth work by the Spanish artist to sell for a nine-figure sum. Woman Sitting Near a Window (Marie-Therese) sold for $103.4m (£73.5m) on Thursday at Christie's auction house in New York. That figure comprises $90m for the painting itself, with fees and commissions on top, Christie's said.
Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to pardon any Floridian prosecuted for breaking mask and distancing rules. The CDC on Thursday said vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks or practice distancing. Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would pardon anyone in Florida prosecuted for violating mask or social-distancing COVID-19 rules.
An Indianapolis man is behind bars accused of murder following a deadly shooting outside a downtown hotel.
A father was charged with manslaughter by the police in Montgomery hours after he made a public appeal with his partner over the “disappearance” of their five week-old baby, who was discovered dead in the woods. On Wednesday night, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 32-year-old Caleb Michael Whisnand, who had informed them about the missing baby on Monday night. Sheriff's Captain Leigh Persky said Mr Whisnand is being held in the death of the baby on $100,000 (£71,100) bond in the Montgomery County Detention Center, reported AL.com.
A San Francisco man said he'll keep riding in the back seat after his arrest, KTVU reports. Param Sharma said he is "very rich" and will keep buying Teslas as his cars are impounded. Tesla sells a feature called Full Self-Driving Capability, but it doesn't make cars autonomous.
Donald Trump endorsed New York Rep. Elise Stefanik to replace Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney as as House conference chair. Cheney's voting record is more conservative, and more Trumpy, than Stefanik's. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming was ousted from her role as the number three Republican in the House of Representatives this week after refusing to pull back on her criticism of former President Donald Trump.
Videos show building after building crumbling in Gaza after Israel launched airstrikes. The move comes after Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in retaliation to clashes with Palestinians near Al-Aqsa mosque during Ramadan.
The form-fitting dress had a cutout on the bodice, keyhole back, and frames of see-through lace. It was pretty, but the dress didn't feel right to Thainá. "I think it didn't represent who I am as a person," she said of the gown, which was a bit more traditional than she had been imagining.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that masks will be required for members and staff on the floor of the House until they were all fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people are those who are two weeks past their last Covid-19 vaccine dose. After the CDC announcement, some House Republicans called on Ms Pelosi to lift the mask mandate that was issued last year.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”