At least 153 people jailed since El Salvador instituted emergency powers in March 2022 to confront the country's powerful street gangs have died in state custody, according to a report released Monday by the human rights group Cristosal. None of those who died had been convicted of a crime they were accused of at the time of their arrest. There were four women among the victims and the rest were men.
A knife-wielding chef tried to attack Benedict Cumberbatch's London home, The Times reported. The chef also spat on their intercom and gouged it out with a fish knife, a court heard, per The Times. The actor and his family have seen "sleepless nights" since, a source told the Daily Mail.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tried to send out a Memorial Day message on Twitter ― but it was undermined by a very visible mistake. This disgraceful woman is staining the memory of our veterans.
Hundreds of goats munch on long blades of yellow grass on a hillside next to a sprawling townhouse complex. Targeted grazing is part of California's strategy to reduce wildfire risk because goats can eat a wide variety of vegetation and graze in steep, rocky terrain that's hard to access. The changes could raise the monthly salary of herders from about $3,730 to $14,000, according to the California Farm Bureau.
His top 4 indicators The first indicator he uses as a sentiment guide is the volume-weighted average price (VWAP), which shows the average price paid for shares through all trading adjusted for volume. He uses it on the daily chart as a guide to determine a good buy-in price for the stock he's trading. This keeps him from being a chaser, the term popularly used for those who enter a position too late or after a stock begins to rally.
A 12-year-old boy from California has made national and global headlines after graduating from college this month. Clovis Hung, who started college at 9, is now the youngest person in Fullerton College's history of 108 years to receive not one, but five associate degrees. Clovis followed a conventional academic path until the age of 7, when he got bored of second grade.
Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster was exhumed in April, according to a statement from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Gower, Missouri. The nuns had been preparing for the addition of a St. Joseph shrine, and that involved “the reinterment of the remains of our beloved foundress, Sister Wilhelmina,” the statement said. When they exhumed Lancaster, they were told to expect only bones, since she had been buried in a simple wooden coffin without any embalming four years ago.
STORY: "This is Everest summit, May 23rd, my 28th summit of Everest." This record-breaking Sherpa says he's done climbing Mount Everest Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (Kami Rita, Mountaineer) “There is no future in Nepal, so why are we sitting here? Now, us climbers, we don't want to stay in Nepal.
Iranian model Mahlagha Jaberi wore a black dress with a neckline that looks like a noose at the Cannes Film Festival last Friday. The 33-year-old was making a statement about the recent spate of executions carried out by Iranian authorities. Model Mahlagha Jaberi made a bold political statement with her outfit at the Cannes Film Festival last Friday, to protest against the recent spate of executions carried out by the Iranian government.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Ukraine launched its biggest ever drone attack on Moscow on Tuesday but air defences destroyed all eight of the drones, Russia said, bringing the 15-month war in Ukraine to the heart of the capital. Drone attacks deep inside Russia have intensified in recent weeks ahead of an expected Ukrainian counter-offensive, with strikes on oil pipelines and even the Kremlin earlier this month that Moscow has blamed on Ukraine. Drone debris hit some of Moscow most prestigious areas including Leninsky Prospekt, a grand avenue crafted under Josef Stalin, and the area of western Moscow where the Russian elite - including President Vladimir Putin - have their residences.
A Maine state trooper shot at a man's truck as he drove toward the Canadian border and refused to stop after the trooper observed a sign on the vehicle indicating the driver had an explosive inside, police say. The trooper first tried to stop the vehicle as it was heading north on Interstate 95 at around 10:39 a.m. Monday in Houlton, Maine, according to a statement from Maine State Police. “The vehicle continued northbound without stopping, and the Trooper observed a sign indicating that the operator had an explosive device on-board,” the statement said.
But the 54-second clip shared by the @TrumpWarRoom account ― posted after Trump's unhinged, all-caps rant all about himself to mark the day on his Truth Social platform ― prompted a deluge of critical comments. Twitter users highlighted the many insulting and offensive things the former president has said about veterans and military families. They also brought up Trump's multiple deferments to avoid combat in the Vietnam War, and his description of American war dead as “losers” and “suckers.
An Associated Press review of court records shows that prosecutors in the more than 1,000 criminal cases from Jan. 6, 2021, are increasingly asking judges to impose fines on top of prison sentences to offset donations from supporters of the Capitol rioters. Dozens of defendants have set up online fundraising appeals for help with legal fees, and prosecutors acknowledge there's nothing wrong with asking for help for attorney expenses. But the Justice Department has, in some cases, questioned where the money is really going because many of those charged have had government-funded legal representation.
A sign with a homophobic slur outside of a Tallahassee business is causing controversy on social media. Records indicate the auto repair shop, located in the Baum Community in Leon County, is affiliated with a Tallahassee man named Rick Hughes, who has not returned the Tallahassee Democrat's call for comment. Jackson Peel, communication director for the Democratic Caucus of the Florida House of Representatives, was told of the sign on Sunday by a friend.
Human metapneumovirus spiked this spring as cases of COVID and RSV fell. According to the CDC, 19.6% of antigen tests and nearly 11% of PCR tests for HMPV, were positive in the US in early March. Symptoms of HMPV include cough, fever, nasal congestion, and shortness of breath.
A judge sentenced former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes to 14 years in prison Monday for negotiating with gangs during his administration. El Salvador changed its laws last year to allow trials in absentia. Prosecutors had accused Funes of illicit association and failure to perform his duties for the gang truce negotiated in 2012.
A North Carolina woman has been arrested after she was found with several thousand dollars worth of drugs during a traffic stop in Georgia, WLOS reports. The Rabun County Sheriff's Office said that on May 24, a deputy observed “multiple traffic violations” before pulling Kerry Stratton over on Highway 441. Stratton, who is from Leicester, North Carolina, has been charged with following too closely, failure to maintain a lane, trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
A beluga whale wearing a harness that read "Equipment St. Petersburg" appeared in Norway in 2019. Officials said they believed the trained whale was a Russian navy asset that may have escaped. On Sunday, the whale appeared in Sweden, moving further away from its natural habitat.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Violence by armed gangs has fallen "drastically" since the emergence of a vigilante justice movement that has seen at least 160 suspected criminals killed in the last month, a report by local human rights research group CARDH said on Sunday. The situation in the Caribbean country remains extremely volatile as heavily armed gangs continue to drive a humanitarian crisis that has displaced tens of thousands amid frequent kidnappings for ransom, gang rapes, tortures and murders. The vigilante movement, known as "Bwa Kale", began after residents of the capital Port-au-Prince lynched and set fire to over a dozen suspected gang members in the early morning of April 24.
Fox News personality Rachel Campos-Duffy received an immediate fact check after making an outlandish prediction about former first lady Michelle Obama. On Friday's episode of “The Five,” Campos-Duffy claimed Obama will run in the 2024 presidential election to take on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. “Well, I've been saying for a long time, I think that Biden's not gonna make it to the end and that Michelle Obama will be brought in,” said Campos-Duffy, who was on MTV's “Real World” before her Fox News gig.
Georgia officials are begging people to put some clothes on before taking a driver's license photo. People in Georgia can use digital driver's licenses at checkpoints, and snap their own ID pictures. "Cheers to technology and keeping things classy!" the Department of Driver Services wrote on Facebook.
Evangelisto Ramos walked out of a New Orleans courthouse and away from a life sentence accompanying a 10-2 jury conviction, thanks in large part to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision bearing his name. Ramos v. Louisiana outlawed nonunanimous jury convictions as unconstitutional, with justices on the 6-3 majority acknowledging the practice as a vestige of racism from the era of “Jim Crow” laws enforcing racial segregation. The 2020 ruling meant a new trial for Ramos, who was acquitted in March — this time by a unanimous jury — after defense lawyers highlighted weakness in the investigation leading to his prosecution.
A rare white bison calf has been born at a Wyoming state park, officials reported. A 2-year-old white bison gave birth to the calf at Bear River State Park near Evanston, park officials said May 16 on Facebook. The National Bison Association told KUTV the birth of a white bison is normally a “1 in 10 million” occurrence.
A "skiplagging" passenger said she has "no remorse" because of what airlines charge for flights. A frequent flyer who's been "skiplagging" for more than a decade said she doesn't feel guilty because airlines have a "chokehold on prices." Skiplagging — or "hidden-city" ticketing — is a practice where travelers book flights with a layover in a city they want to visit and then don't take their second flight to the supposed final destination.
Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is scheduled to move to her new home —-a federal prison where she has been sentenced to spend the next 11 years for overseeing a blood-testing hoax that became a parable about greed and hubris in Silicon Valley. The federal judge who sentenced Holmes, 39, in November recommended that she be incarcerated in a women's prison camp located in Bryan, Texas, located about 100 miles from Houston, where she grew up aspiring to become a technology visionary along the lines of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Once she enters prison, Holmes will be leaving behind two young children — a son born in July 2021 a few weeks before the start of her trial and a 3-month old daughter who was conceived after a jury c onvicted her on four felony counts of fraud and conspiracy in January 2022.