The "QAnon Shaman" is negotiating a possible Jan. 6 plea deal with prosecutors, after prison psychologists found he suffers from a variety of mental illnesses.'The decline in his acuity was noticeable' »
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina Republican, wants to "prosecute" Dr. Anthony Fauci if Republicans win back Congress in 2022, he said Wednesday. Cawthorn's characterization of Fauci was in response to Sen. Rand Paul's clash with Fauci on Tuesday, in which both men accused each other of lying before Congress.
The bodies of all 14 workers trapped when a tunnel under construction was flooded last week have been recovered, authorities in southern China said Thursday. A brief statement on the Zhuhai city government's social media site gave no further information about the cause of the July 15 disaster or the deaths. The Shijingshan tunnel is a section of an expressway under construction that passes beneath a reservoir in the Guangdong province city that lies close to Hong Kong and Macao.
Tucker Carlson's name in communications intercepted by the National Security Agency was revealed through the process of "unmasking," according to a new report. The Fox News host's communications, which were said to be about scheduling an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, were not a target of the NSA, which the agency has already stated, and were not incidentally collected through the process of spying on a foreign target, sources told the Record. The report said Carlson's identity was instead disclosed through a process known as "unmasking," which is when the names of U.S. citizens that are mentioned but covered up in final intelligence reports about the surveillance of foreigners are revealed upon the request of authorized officials, who have the ability to ask for the disclosures, often to understand the information better.
A husky abandoned along a road in a viral video has found a new family — and now there's been an arrest. The heartbreaking video posted this week captures a Jeep passenger leaving the husky by the side of road in Horizon City, Texas, and riding away as the animal chases after the vehicle. It's been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media as law enforcement searched for the suspects.
A delegation sent to Haiti by President Biden — including U.S. ambassador the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield — left that country shortly after arriving when gunshots were heard at the funeral for assassinated President Jovenel Moïse, the White House confirmed on Friday. Thomas-Greenfield and other officials said the delegation had returned to the U.S. safely, CBS News' Pam Falk confirmed. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday afternoon that "the presidential delegation is safe and accounted for in light of the reported shootings outside of the funeral."
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of three adults found dead inside a home in suburban Glenaire without any obvious signs of foul play, the agency said Wednesday. No one is being actively sought by the sheriff's office in reference to the investigation, the sheriff's office said. The sheriff's office is investigating the circumstances behind the death of three adults inside of a home in the 400 block of Wherritt Lane in Glenaire.
Public officials in at least two Republican-led states vocalized support for Israel in its dispute with Ben & Jerry's, threatening to invoke state laws to punish companies that advocate or act to boycott, divest, or sanction the key U.S. ally. Top-ranking officials in Florida and Texas rebuked the ice cream maker after it announced it would no longer sell its products in the West Bank, which it referred to as the “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and State Comptroller Glenn Hegar echoed that sentiment, threatening to add the ice cream company and its parent, Unilever, to a blacklist of organizations that boycott Israel permanently, making it ineligible for investments from the state's pension fund.
An investigation is underway into how Arlington firefighter Elijah Snow died Monday while vacationing in Cancun, according to Mexican authorities. On Twitter, Mexican authorities said an “investigation folder” has been started in the death of a man from Texas in the municipality of Benito Juárez in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. “The circumstances in which the events occurred are being investigated,” according to the social media post from Fiscalía General Quintana Roo, which is the State Attorney General's Office for Quintana Roo.
Hikers discovered a pair of red Nike shoes and a human foot in a Maryland national park in June. Now the FBI has identified the woman who died. The foot was found in a remote part of the woods, away from established paths of Catoctin Mountain Park, according to McClatchy News.
Ethiopia's Afar region called Friday on civilians to take up arms against rebels from neighbouring Tigray, signalling a potential escalation in fighting that has already displaced tens of thousands this week. A government official told AFP Thursday that more than 20 civilians had been killed and 70,000 people displaced in "heavy fighting" in Afar that was continuing. Rebel spokesman Getachew Reda has described operations in Afar as a "very limited" action against special forces and militia fighters deployed to Afar by the Oromia region, Ethiopia's largest.
Rescuers in China say a woman who flung her baby to safety, just as a mudslide and floods hit their home, has died. Reports said heavy rains had triggered the landslide at Wangzongdian village in Henan province. The region has seen massive floods because of record rainfall, with at least 51 dead and nearly 400,000 people evacuated from their homes.
Arizona's Democratic secretary of state called former President Donald Trump's planned visit to the state over the weekend a "dangerous" one. Katie Hobbs said residents are "tired of being led by conspiracy theorists" and alluded to the Arizona Senate-led election audit in Maricopa County, which Trump is certain to talk about at the "Protect Our Elections Rally" in Phoenix on Saturday hosted by Turning Point Action, a political action committee created in 2019 by the right-wing Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk. Hobbs has been a staunch critic of the partisan audit, saying in May that some of its auditing procedures are "suited for chasing conspiracy theories" rather than a professional job.
Gov. Mike Parson, embarrassed by another spike in Missouri's coronavirus infections, has once again resorted to his stock response: Shoot the messenger. Parson on Wednesday singled out the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Kansas City Star and the Missouri Independent nonprofit news site for spreading “propaganda” about the delta variant that's raging across the state. It's a curious allegation, given that the data these and other credible news organizations have reported comes from official figures about new coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
A musician claims he was cut from the Olympic opening ceremony because he was black, as organisers face a third staffing row in a week. Latyr Sy, a Senagalese percussionist based in Japan for 20 years, accused organisers of racism after he was booked and then cancelled for inclusion at the curtain-raiser. Tokyo 2020 failed to respond to requests for comment from the Telegraph on the allegations on Friday.
MPs' pay rises could outstrip public sector Tory MPs threaten conference boycott over vaccine passports Fraser Nelson: Big-state Conservatism is not inevitable Forcing children to self-isolate is 'needless' Coronavirus latest news: Follow updates in our live blog The plans to end self-isolation for fully-vaccinated people 'pinged' by the NHS Covid app on August 16 could "always change in either direction", a Cabinet minister has warned. George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, said that the date set to end the pingdemic is "not coming forward" at the moment, and that the Government will make decisions based on "data not dates".
After declining sharply for months, COVID-19 cases are climbing in the U.S. once again as a result of the Delta variant, which some experts have called “the most troubling variant by far. Yahoo News medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel, a primary care physician in Washington, D.C., explains what we've learned so far about the fast-spreading strain, and how to protect yourself and loved ones from it.
Tributes are pouring in on social media for Stephen Harmon, a 34-year-old congregant of Hillsong Church who died of COVID-19 after he posted jokes about the pandemic. Harmon, a graduate of Hillsong College, died Wednesday after a month-long bout with the coronavirus, The Daily Beast reports. Prior to his death, he shared several social media posts in which he appeared to not take the pandemic too seriously.
A group of "sovereign citizens" moved into and tried to take ownership of an empty Maryland home. The homeowner told The Baltimore Sun the group changed the locks and tried to sue her for ownership. A group of at least five self-proclaimed "sovereign citizens" moved into an empty Maryland mansion and tried to claim it as their own, The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday.
The Senate Armed Services Committee's surprise decision to endorse a $25 billion increase to the Pentagon's budget this week was an utter blowout — and the clearest sign yet that Democrats are more than willing to back sizable increases to President Joe Biden's military spending plan. The committee adopted a proposal to boost the budget in a whopping 25 to 1 vote Wednesday during a closed door markup of its version of annual defense policy legislation, according to four Senate aides with knowledge of the deliberations. The vote, which boosted the recommended Pentagon budget from $715 billion to over $740 billion, aligned Republican defense hawks with Democrats from across the political spectrum in a bipartisan rebuke of the White House's proposal.
The U.S. Army has chosen five teams to compete to design the replacement for its Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Point Blank Enterprises, Oshkosh Defense, BAE Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems and American Rheinmetall Vehicles will all conjure up rough digital concept designs for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, the Army announced July 23. Oshkosh will work with leading South Korean defense company Hanwha as a partner, according to previous coverage, and the Rheinmetall team also includes Raytheon Technologies, Textron and L3Harris Technologies.
A Capitol police officer who Fox News host Tucker Carlson brushed off as an “angry, left-wing political activist” has fired back at the host on social media. The lawyers representing Harry Dunn, a Black police officer who claims he was called the N-word while fighting to defend lawmakers during the Capitol riot, issued a statement responding to Mr Carlson's attempt to downplay his story. Mr Carlson's attacks on the officer appear to be an attempt undermine his credibility ahead of a House hearing on 27 July investigating the Capitol riot.
A man in Texas was charged this week with breaching the US Capitol. The criminal complaint says someone who matched with him on the Bumble dating app turned him in. A man in Texas has been arrested after he boasted to a match on an online dating app about attending the January 6 insurrection from "the very beginning."
Against a backdrop of fields, cows lazily grazing and a silo stretching toward the evening sky, Rachelle and Chris honored 10 years of marriage and looked forward to the rest of their lives together. Rachelle said the celebration was not just for them but for their daughter, for family and friends, and for the many people who have followed her story since the “paralyzed bride” national headlines. They delayed their wedding by a year after Rachelle's injury occurred, then tied the knot in a wedding at Fearrington Village — “on a sweatier day than today,” recalled Cynthia Wooten, who officiated Thursday's ceremony.
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich will pay former employees $600,000 as part of a settlement. The men "permitted an intolerable work environment," New York Attorney General Letitia James said. The payout will go to at least 20 former employees from three Manhattan restaurants.
“Thankfully, children are at lower risk for complications from COVID-19, but low risk is not no risk.”
“Guidelines that mandate the masking of children are based on an assessment of risk that is not justified.”
“Masks are easy to use, inexpensive and effective.”
“We’re now 16 months into the pandemic and children remain victims of the Covid political theater.”
“If a community or school isn’t sufficiently vaccinated, it remains at risk of the coronavirus coming back.”