More than a dozen current and former U.S. officials revealed new details about the 2020 strike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.Other Iranian officials considered as targets »
Home, mobile and office telephones of the three reporters were accessed for three months in 2017, the Post said. The paper said this was related to its reporting of the Russian role in the 2016 presidential election that brought Donald Trump into office. The justice department (DoJ) defended its actions, which were meant to identify government sources who had passed classified information to the reporters.
Three people including a four-year-old girl were shot in New York City's Times Square after gunfire broke out in a dispute that they were apparently not involved in, the city's top police official said Saturday. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said a family from Brooklyn had brought the child to Times Square to buy toys. Shea told reporters gathered at Times Square that she and the two other victims - a 23-year-old female tourist from Rhode Island and a 43-year-old woman from New Jersey - did not appear related to one another or to the shooting itself.
State Department officials spoke to their Israeli and Palestinian counterparts on Friday night and asked them to de-escalate the situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank, U.S. and Israeli officials said. Why it matters: This is the first crisis between Israel and the Palestinians the Biden administration faces as it reengages with the Palestinians after a long freeze in the relations during the Trump presidency. Driving the news: In recent days the tensions grew in Jerusalem over a possible eviction of 300 Palestinians from homes they lived in for more than 50 years in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
Officials believe the men were fatally injured after igniting a type of black powder substance along an area near the river bank.
Chauvin is accused of using his authority as an officer to deprive the teen of his rights. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A federal grand jury has indicted the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on a civil-rights charge in the 2017 arrest of a 14-year-old boy.
Former President Barack Obama's dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. News of Bo's passing was shared by Obama and his wife Michelle on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at the passing of a dog the former president described as a “true friend and loyal companion.” “He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the summer, was unflappable with children, lived for scraps around the dinner table, and had great hair,” Barack Obama wrote.
South Carolina lawmakers have passed a bill to allow inmates on death row to be executed by firing squad in the absence of lethal injection drugs. When signed into law, it will make South Carolina the fourth state in the country to offer the option as a method of capital punishment. Opponents criticised the new measure as "medieval" but its supporters say it is about bringing closure to victims.
A French pilot was tied to a target on a live firing range as part of a brutal hazing ritual. A French fighter pilot has filed a legal complaint after a brutal hazing ritual in which he alleges he was kidnapped, tied up, and left on a live firing range by his colleagues in the French air force. The incident, which happened in March 2019, was first reported by the French newspaper La Provence on Friday.
The CDC acknowledged Friday that airborne spread of COVID-19 among people more than 6 feet apart "has been repeatedly documented." "These transmission events have involved the presence of an infectious person exhaling virus indoors for an extended time (more than 15 minutes and in some cases hours) leading to virus concentrations in the air space sufficient to transmit infections to people more than 6 feet away, and in some cases to people who have passed through that space soon after the infectious person left." The bottom line: Aerosol expert Linsey Marr "pointed out that one updated page on the C.D.C. website, entitled 'How Covid-19 Spreads,' says that inhaling the virus when people are far apart is 'uncommon,'" the Times noted.
Just in case its tax plans were not evidence enough that the Biden administration has little understanding of the value of incentives, its proposal that intellectual-property protections should be waived in the case of COVID-19 vaccines bolstered the message that no economically productive deed should go unpunished. The United States had been a major holdout at the World Trade Organization over a proposal to suspend some of the world economic body's intellectual property protections, which could allow drugmakers across the globe access to the closely guarded trade secrets of how the viable vaccines have been made. The European Union has also been standing in the way, and changes to international intellectual property rules require unanimous agreement.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will posthumously pardon 34 victims of racial lynching in the state who were denied legal due process in the allegations against them between 1854 and 1933, a spokesman for Hogan said Saturday. Michael Ricci, Hogan's spokesman, said the sweeping pardon is the first of its kind by a governor. Hogan will sign the order at an event honoring Howard Cooper, a 15-year-old who was dragged from a jailhouse and hanged from a sycamore tree by a mob of white men in 1885 before his attorneys could file an appeal of a rape conviction reached by an all-white jury in minutes.
A video out of South Africa showed the moment armed robbers attempted a cash-in-transit heist. The video has since gone viral, garnering more than 10 million views on YouTube. Insider spoke to a security expert to analyze the video and assess how the men reacted to the ambush.
Many of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' former staffers told Politico they felt abused by the politician. A group of the ex-staffers have formed a "support group" to discuss their experiences DeSantis is closely aligned with former president Donald Trump, who recently said he'd consider the governor as a potential running mate. See more stories on Insider's business page.
An armed military trainee accused of hijacking a school bus let the children off after they frustrated him by asking too many questions, authorities have revealed. Jovan Collazo, 23, a trainee at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, got on the bus at an interstate highway on Thursday before demanding the driver divert to a nearby town. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, in a press conference, told reporters that Mr Collazo "told the bus driver that he didn't want to hurt him,” but to drive to a town with the children on board.
The caller warned of gunshots and fighting, but police found children playing with toy guns. One of the officers gave the children more toys to alleviate their fears of law enforcement. Police in Texas received an anonymous report about a shooting and fighting at a Texas home, and arrived at the scene only to discover children playing with toy guns, according to local media reports.
Now, the needed renovations are ongoing during Biden's presidency. Trump reportedly passed because he didn't want to deal with the noise. Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump decided to pass along much-needed upgrades to White House security to President Joe Biden because they didn't want to deal with construction noise or alter the aesthetic, CNN reported.
The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet said on Saturday that the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized an illicit shipment of weapons from a stateless dhow in international water of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7. "The cache of weapons included dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades launchers. Other weapon components included advanced optical sights," the Bahrain-based Fleet said in a statement.
A huge section of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket is falling back to Earth and debris may land sometime Saturday evening or later — if the rocket doesn't burn up on the way down. The rocket could hit Earth around 11:30 p.m. EST Saturday, according to calculations by Aerospace Corporation, a California-based non-profit group that operates a space research and development center. As of Saturday morning, Aerospace Corporation's projections put a large swath of the U.S. near projected paths of the rocket after the predicted reentry time.
Arizona's top election official is receiving harassment during continued election controversy. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told Insider that it's making it harder for her office to do its job. More than six months and two audits after the 2020 presidential election, Arizona Republicans are still legitimizing election conspiracies by paying a private contractor to conduct what they describe as an audit and recount of all the votes cast in Maricopa County.
The Biden administration is tweaking Covid aid rules to speed up delivery of $21.6 billion in rental assistance to tenants, after the programme's initial rollout in March faced criticism that money was taking too long to arrive to those in dire need. On Friday, the Treasury Department announced new rules in the hopes of reaching more of the one in seven people in the US who are reporting they're currently behind on rent. “We need to make sure that as we implement these emergency funds that we are nimble enough to address growing needs,” Gene Sperling, the White House coronavirus aid coordinator, told reporters.
In April, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning vaccine passports and local businesses from requiring proof of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, Norwegian Cruise Line, which will be requiring its guests and crew to be vaccinated, may have to stop sailing out of the Sunshine State. The same month DeSantis' unveiled the executive order, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced a sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate for guests and crew aboard its three cruise lines - Norwegian, Oceania, and Regent Seven Seas - in a bid to resume sailing by July.
Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell was blasted in a court filing by the state of Wisconsin as it attempts to make her pay $106,000 in legal fees for her flunked lawsuit to reverse the results of the 2020 election based on conspiracy theories lacking any foundation in fact. Democratic governor Tony Evers pushed a Milwaukee federal judge to repudiate Ms Powell's defence of her “bad faith” lawsuit, which claimed that some competitive states worked with Dominion Voting Systems and foreign hackers to steal the election. Dominion filed a $1.3bn lawsuit against Ms Powell in January because of her false claims about the company.
The Kansas City area now faces an enhanced risk level of severe thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Weather service meteorologist Brad Temeyer said thunderstorms are expected to hit across both states after 9 p.m. from eastern Kansas into northern and central Missouri.
On Saturday morning, Dr Akshay Nair, a Mumbai-based eye surgeon, was waiting to operate on a 25-year-old woman who had recovered from a bout of Covid-19 three weeks ago. Inside the surgery, an ear, nose and throat specialist was already at work on the patient, a diabetic. After his colleague finished, Dr Nair would carry out a three hour procedure to remove the patient's eye.
Jen Psaki, the face of Biden's administration, says she will step down in around a year. "I think it's going to be time for somebody else to have this job in a year from now, or about a year from now," she told CNN. Psaki says she accepted the job after agreeing with President Biden's transition team that she would serve in the role for about a year.
“Every college has a public health responsibility to require its students to be vaccinated.”
“While the vast majority of students will likely get the vaccine, schools should honor the decisions of the few who object.”
“A vaccinated campus could be the step toward normality that college leaders are seeking.”
“College students are mobile and spread COVID-19 with them whenever they travel.”
“There almost certainly are going to be legal challenges because the anti-vaccine movement is already preparing for them.”