Colorado Springs police said domestic strife was at the core of a mass shooting at a birthday party that left six dead and several children orphaned.13th mass shooting of 2021 »
Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images Rockets are launched from Gaza toward the coastal city of Tel Aviv, Israel on May 11. Photo: Anas Baba/AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian youth comforts an injured boy receiving medical care al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza on May 11. Photo: Mahmud HamsA/AFP via Getty Images Israeli emergency services transport an injured man in the town of Holon near Tel Aviv, on May 11.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has mostly stayed out of New York City's mayoral race, but she had some harsh words for candidate Andrew Yang, the presumptive favorite, on Tuesday. Yang had tweeted Monday that he is "standing with the people of Israel" amid the escalating violence between Israeli forces and Hamas, which stems from the government threatening to evict Palestinian families from their homes in east Jerusalem. Yang's words ultimately led his campaign to cancel a planned trip to help distribute groceries in Queens ahead of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (Reuters) -When lifelong Wyoming Republican Tage Benson and Democrat Chamois Andersen met for the first time at the Owl in the Attic antiques store in Laramie this past weekend, they quickly put their political differences aside. Their home state's embattled Republican congresswoman, Liz Cheney, needed to be supported, they agreed, for standing up to former President Donald Trump and contesting his false stolen-election claims. “This is where Democrats and Republicans can come together,” said Anderson, 51, a wildlife advocate who often disagrees with Cheney on policy.
The Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups fired dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip toward Tel Aviv and other cities in central Israel on Tuesday night, a new step in the current conflict that is likely to be followed by increased Israeli air strikes in Gaza. Why it matters: The current crisis began in Jerusalem but has evolved into a military conflict across Israel and Gaza that remains on a path of escalation. Zoom in: Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv at 8:45pm local time (1:45pm ET), and sounded again five more times over the next half hour.
Despite its standing as the world's most vaccinated country, the 115-island archipelago Seychelles is seeing a dramatic resurgence in COVID-19 transmission, bringing its daily case rate to "a higher number of infections per capita than India," The Wall Street Journal reports. To date, approximately 67 percent of Seychelles' population is vaccinated — the majority of those citizens received Chinese vaccine Sinopharm, while the remainder received Covishield, a derivative of AstraZeneca's shot manufactured in India. Authorities have not yet disclosed how many of the new cases are among Sinopharm recipients, but "the situation is being watched all over the world for what it says about the effectiveness of vaccines," writes the Journal.
A man accused of assaulting an Asian restaurant owner in Arlington, Virginia after dining and dashing has been arrested on Tuesday. What happened: The suspect allegedly shoved the restaurant owner of Bonsai Grill in Crystal City and used racial slurs against her and her son on May 4. The owner and her son, Henry Kim, followed him outside the restaurant.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Tuesday signed a controversial bill passed by the state's Republican-controlled legislature that will remove some people from the state's permanent early voting list. The big picture: Democrats called the measure discriminatory and said it will disproportionately affect Latino voters and other communities of color. Details: Under the new legislation, voters who haven't returned "at least one early ballot over the course of four years" will be sent a postcard asking them if they want to stay on the list, per a press release from Ducey's office.
Former Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello failed to take up Pfizer Inc on its offer of COVID-19 vaccines last year because he believed Brazil should rely on British and Chinese shots made in the country, two sources told Reuters. Hundreds of thousands of deaths later, with Brazil badly short on vaccines, the three-star army general has been summoned by a parliamentary inquiry looking into the mishandling of the deadliest coronavirus outbreak outside the United States. His testimony could be so damaging to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro that the government is trying to avoid his appearance before the Senate committee next Wednesday, where senators will grill him on the delay in securing vaccines.
Four children missing since last year were found Tuesday, three of them barricaded with their mom in a safe room at their grandmother's Arkansas home. Their mother, Lisa Goodman, lost custody of the kids but refused to turn them over to authorities and reportedly fled the state, according to the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office. They were ages 5, 7, 15 and 16 at the time Goodman lost custody, KATV reported.
"A conspiracy ripping through the anti-vax world may finally drive some anti-maskers to do the unthinkable: wear a mask and keep their distance," Vice News reports. The conspiracy theory claims, falsely, that vaccinated people "shed" certain proteins that can infect unvaccinated people and cause some sort of harm, usually tied to reproduction. For those who do believe that vaccinated people can somehow infect them with vaccine proteins — one private school in Miami barred vaccinated teachers from interacting with unvaccinated students — some "anti-vax influencers" are suggesting they protect themselves by "social distancing, the very strategy the have long decried," Vice reports.
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner told CNN, in an interview broadcast Tuesday, that she "didn't even vote" in the 2020 election. But "Los Angeles County records show she actually did cast a ballot last fall," Politico reported Tuesday night, with notarized proof. Jenner didn't leave much wriggle room, telling CNN's Dana Bash she didn't vote for president or any of the 12 ballot measures because "I didn't see any propositions that I really had one side or the other."
The viral video shows two asking someone to return a phone charger. A white woman has been dubbed the “new Central Park Karen” after she called 911 and lied, saying two Black women were going to beat her. The viral video reposted on the Twitter page of attorney Benjamin Crump shows Alaina Lambert and Shekeria Thomas asking a white woman to return a phone charger.
More than 120 retired US military leaders have signed an open letter appearing to advance a false conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was rigged and questioning President Joe Biden's mental capacity to serve. "Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the 'will of the people' our Constitutional Republic is lost," said the letter released Tuesday by "Flag Officers 4 America," and signed by 124 former admirals and generals. "The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020."
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah on Tuesday addressed the recent tensions in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine—as much as could reasonably be done in the time it takes to boil an egg. In recent days, Israeli police clashed with Palestinians at a Jerusalem mosque, nine children were among at least two dozen people killed by Israeli airstrikes, and Gaza militants fired rockets of their own at Israel, killing three. Noah, who acknowledged that there isn't “any TV show [that] in ten minutes is going to solve [the] Israel-Palestine [problem],” did make some keen observations.
During an interview with the National Press Club, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. said Wednesday's vote on whether Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. will remain as the House Republican Conference chair is taking place because she is making things “uncomfortable” for Republican members who don't want to admit that President Biden won the 2020 election.
An Alabama man who is a self-proclaimed witch has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of 21-year-old mother Leila Cavett, Hollywood police announced late Tuesday. Shannon Ryan, 39, who was charged last month by Miramar police with child neglect after federal charges were dropped, also faces a charge of tampering with evidence by Hollywood police. Cavett, who was living in Atlanta and visiting South Florida, went missing July 25.
Two companion bills before the Missouri House and Senate would require women to choose burial or cremation for their aborted fetuses. “No, not necessarily,” says Kathy Edwards, CEO of abortion alternative clinic Resource Health Services, formerly Rachel House, in Kansas City.
Paul Mitchell said that Kevin McCarthy is backing Liz Cheney's removal from leadership because it benefits McCarthy. Mitchell argued that McCarthy wants to quell dissent to win back the House majority in 2022 and become speaker of the House. "He will do almost anything to get the gavel and become speaker, short of throwing his mother under the bus," Mitchell said.
The suspect in a string of fatal shootings at Atlanta-area massage parlors was indicted Tuesday on domestic terror and murder charges, and prosecutors signaled they will also seek hate crime charges – something advocates have been pushing since the March slayings rattled the Asian-American community. Robert Aaron Long was officially indicted by a Fulton County grand jury in the fatal shootings of four people killed at two spas in Atlanta: Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63. The indictment does not cover the four others who were killed at another massage parlor in Cherokee County.
On Tuesday, soon after President Joe Biden approved the nation's first major offshore wind farm, ex-president Donald Trump issued a statement mocking the move. The Vineyard Wind project approved by Mr Biden off the coast of Massachusetts would generate enough electricity to power at least 400,000 homes across the United States. In a statement mocking his successor, Mr Trump said: “Congratulations to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts for the privilege they will have in looking at massive windmills that have been approved by the Biden Administration and are being built, in China of course, as part of an extraordinarily large wind farm.”
Bill Gates was at an exclusive California golf club when news of his divorce broke, a source told Page Six. The source said Gates had been at his $12.5 million mansion at The Vintage Club for three months. Gates was seen at the club with his daughter Jennifer Gates and her partner, the source said.
The parents of one of two Americans who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison after an Italian police officer was fatally stabbed have spoken out for the first time since their son's verdict. Ethan and Leah Elder, the parents of Finnegan Elder, described their son's mental state as “perilous” after he was sentenced to life in prison. “We just want Finn to be able to survive this,” Leah Elder told ABC News' Good Morning America on Monday.
At least nine states have announced that they will be ending participation in unemployment assistance programs directed at alleviating problems produced by the coronavirus pandemic. Among them: $300 unemployment checks, which for any state that doesn't opt out will be extended through Sept. 6. Tennessee is one of the latest states to opt out of the program, as many state Republicans argue the additional funds allow low-wage workers to make more money while staying at home.
“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.”