The first federal ruling on vaccine mandates came in the case involving Houston Methodist, the first hospital system in the country that required all its employees get vaccinated.Decision could have a ripple effect »
Adult film star Dakota Skye was discovered dead in Los Angeles, a family member confirmed. Skye, whose real name was Lauren Scott, came from a family with a history of addiction, her aunt claimed in an interview. "She died almost exactly two years after her mother, my baby sister's, death which was caused by addiction and alcoholism," Linda Arden told The Sun. "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse," the aunt added.
Israel's parliament is due to hold a crucial vote on Sunday afternoon that is widely expected to remove Benjamin Netanyahu from power and usher in a new coalition government. Naftali Bennett, the leader of the right-wing Yamina party, will take the helm as Israel's next prime minister if his coalition secures a majority, sending Mr Netanyahu to the opposition benches. The so-called “change” government is expected to win with a wafer-thin majority of just 61-59 in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China's growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. The G7, whose leaders are meeting in southwestern England, has been searching for a coherent response to the growing assertiveness of Xi after China's surging economic and military rise over the past 40 years. U.S. President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders hope their plan, known as the Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative, will provide a transparent infrastructure partnership to help narrow the $40 trillion needed by developing nations by 2035, the White House said.
Three people were killed and at least six people were shot in an early morning shooting Saturday in Cleveland, police said. No other details were released, but it was one of multiple mass shootings to occur Friday and Saturday around the country. At least 14 people were injured Saturday in a shooting in Austin, Texas, where two people were in critical condition, said interim police Chief Joseph Chacon.
At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China. Responders to the early morning blast in the city of Shiyan in Hubei province sent more than 150 people to the hospital, according to officials quoted by state media. Stall keepers and customers buying breakfast and fresh vegetables at a food market were the majority of victims when the explosion hit shortly after 6 a.m., according to the reports.
Israeli police said a Palestinian woman carrying a knife ran toward an Israeli military checkpoint on Saturday and was shot dead by a private security guard. The shooting took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem, one of the largest in the occupied West Bank. Police said the woman, identified as a 28-year-old resident of a West Bank refugee camp, had ignored calls by the guard to stop.
G7 leaders meeting in Britain will endorse U.S. President Joe Biden's proposal for global minimum tax of at least 15% on corporations, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Twitter on Friday. The U.S. Treasury in May proposed a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15% to try to end a downward spiral of corporate tax rates. "America is rallying the world to make big multinational corporations pay their fair share so we can invest in our middle class at home," Sullivan tweeted.
Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise appearance at the Pride event in Washington on Saturday but it was one of her protectors who drew the attention of many Twitter users. Any time a president or vice president mingles with the public becomes a challenge for those charged with guarding them – simply because the situation is less under security's control. Much of the Twitter attention was directed at a Secret Service agent near the vice president, a tall man in sunglasses who was seen behind Harris in photos and videos as she traversed the parade area.
A mystery bidder paid $28 million for a seat on a spaceship with billionaire Jeff Bezos during a live auction on Saturday. It concluded a month-long bidding process for the sightseeing trip on Blue Origin's maiden voyage next month. Within four minutes of the opening of Saturday's live phone auction bids reached beyond $20 million.
According Hissrich, the car went 200 feet into the building. He told CBS News witnesses reported seeing the car traveling at high speeds before crashing.
Eight people died and three others were injured when a toxic chemical leaked Saturday at a plant in the southwestern Chinese city of Guiyang, authorities said. The leak happened as workers were unloading a shipment of methyl formate from a vehicle at a chemical handling facility. An investigation is underway, according to the China National Emergency Broadcasting.
I've been watching it from the start, from the time I arrived in then-Democratic Texas just out of college in 1978 to my years as a reporter in Washington through four revolutions — Ronald Reagan's, Newt Gingrich's, the tea party's and Donald Trump's — each of which took the party farther right. From this perspective, it seems clear that the antidemocratic drift of the GOP will continue, regardless of Trump's role. He didn't cause its crackup, he accelerated it.
Hong Kong's prominent pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow has been released from prison after serving nearly seven months of her 10-months term. Chow and fellow activists Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam were jailed last year for their role in protests in 2019. China later imposed a national security law to stifle dissent in Hong Kong.
Boris Johnson was left infuriated on Saturday when Emmanuel Macron suggested in head-to-head G7 summit talks that Northern Ireland was not part of the UK. The Prime Minister attempted to explain his frustration with the Northern Ireland Protocol by asking Mr Macron what he would do if sausages from Toulouse could not be moved to Paris, according to a UK government source. The French president was said to have retorted by arguing that the comparison did not work because Paris and Toulouse were both part of the same country, incorrectly suggesting Northern Ireland is not within the UK.
The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to protest racial injustice. Darnella Frazier was cited “for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality, around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quest for truth and justice," the Pulitzer Prizes said. Frazier was not giving interviews to the media, her publicist said Friday.
But the Beaufort County 911 call records show that some Marines who called for help initially had difficulty being patched through to the emergency dispatchers on Parris Island. At the time, the recruits were participating in the Crucible training, which begins on week 11 of their 13 weeks at Parris Island, a recruit station that trains 20,000 men and women a year. Beals was described as a “gentle giant” who dreamed of joining the military.
A plane that crashed in 1965 and was never found may have been located in a California lake. Workers testing underwater surveying equipment found a plane in Folsom Lake, CNN reported. The wreckage of a small airplane was found deep underwater in a California lake as workers were testing surveying equipment, CNN reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that Trump is "extraordinary" and "talented." Putin added that he hopes that Biden is less "impulse-based" than Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin heaped praise on former President Trump in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Friday.
By 1950 Levitan was living in Fort Worth, where he bought the company that published Negro Achievements magazine. He changed the title to Sepia and hoped to compete with Ebony magazine. In 1957, Levitan hired a young writer who had his own story to tell.
Cayley Mandadi, 19, a sophomore at Trinity University, was last seen alive at a San Antonio music festival with her boyfriend Mark Howerton, 22, on Oct. 29, 2017. Howerton told police that on the night of the concert the couple took party drugs and had consensual sex. At some point, Cayley stopped breathing.
One of the alleged Capitol rioters went on CNN to apologise for his actions – and to blame Donald Trump for calling on him and others to attack the Capitol. Anthony Antonio appeared on CNN on Friday to offer a mea culpa for his participation in the botched insurrection that left five people dead. "The President of the United States – who at the time he was still the President of the United States – calls all of us to DC," Mr Antonio said.
Five states have not given at least one COVID-19 vaccine to half their population, according to CDC data. This poses a challenge to President Joe Biden, who wants 70% of Americans partially vaccinated by July 4. Five states - Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Wyoming - have not yet administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to half of their residents, according to CDC data, posing a roadblock to the Biden administration.
A high school awarded white students top honors after two Black students were already chosen. Parents at a Mississippi school claimed it had miscalculated the criteria for valedictorian and salutatorian. Breaking with tradition, the school ended up naming two white students as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian.
Timothy J. Wall had mental health struggles before he walked into a Florida Publix on Thursday and shot a grandmother, her nearly 2-year-old grandson and then himself, authorities and family say. Maj. Talal Masri with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Friday that the gunman first shot the child at the Royal Palm Beach grocery store and that the 69-year-old woman then "instinctively jumps in and is trying to stop him." Authorities and Wall's family on Friday described him as a financially troubled individual who struggled with mental health disorders.
Apple says it will limit the amount of data it hands over to investigators from now on, following revelations that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed the company for information on top congressional Democrats. On Friday, the tech giant announced it will only provide 25 pieces of identifying data – such as phone numbers or email addresses – per legal request, Reuters reported. The new policy comes amid reports that in 2017 and 2018, the Justice Department seized data from the accounts of at least two House Democrats as it investigated leaks regarding the Russia investigation.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”