The gunman, described by police as the boyfriend of one of his six victims, walked into a birthday party late Sunday night and opened fire before taking his own life.'They were crying hysterically' »
Police in Arlington, Virginia are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted an Asian American restaurant owner and used racial slurs against her and her son on May 4. What happened: Henry Kim and his mother, who own Bonsai Grill in Crystal City, said the attack occurred when they followed the man after he left their restaurant without paying for roughly $70 worth of sushi rolls. When Kim called 911 himself, the man allegedly became aggressive, pushed his mother to the ground and used racial slurs against them.
A man opened fire and killed 6 people, including his ex-girlfriend, before killing himself at a birthday party in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs Police Department said friends, family, and children were at the party, when the suspect, an ex-boyfriend of one of the people in attendance, entered the trailer and began shooting. The mass shooting comes less than two months after ten people were killed at a Colorado supermarket. Trump Attorney General Bill Barr threatened to quit last year over Trump's attempts to fire FBI Director Chris Wray.
Five Conservative MPs who used Commons stationery to lobby judges over a former colleague's sexual assault case are being investigated by Parliament's "sleaze" watchdog. Natalie Elphicke, the MP for Dover, signed a letter to the president of the Queen's Bench Division and the senior presiding judge for England and Wales concerning a character reference she provided for her former husband, Charlie Elphicke. Along with fellow Tories Roger Gale, Adam Holloway, Bob Stewart and Theresa Villiers, Ms Elphicke tried to block an attempt by various newspapers to publish the contents of the references, arguing it would deter others from providing similar background details in future cases.
White House chief of staff Ron Klain has said he will not “estimate or underestimate” Donald Trump as an opponent to Joe Biden in 2024, if both of them are again going head-to-head for the presidency. Mr Klain said in an interview during Axios on HBO that President Biden would probably stand for a second term in the 2024 election and that he is working towards having an edge compared to Mr Trump's “bad record” as president. "I wouldn't want to estimate or underestimate Donald Trump as an opponent if he chooses to run," Mr Klain told the programme, according to CNN.
GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organziation said on Monday that the coronavirus variant first identified in India last year was being classified as a variant of global concern, with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily. The B.1.617 variant is the fourth variant to be designated as being of global concern and requiring heightened tracking and analysis. "We are classifying this as a variant of concern at a global level," Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on COVID-19, told a briefing.
Brandon Elliot told a parole board in 2019 that he regretted stabbing his mother to death. Elliot was arrested in March on suspicion of attacking a 65-year-old Asian woman in Manhattan. The parole board transcript also suggests Elliot had "visions" where people looked like animals.
NEW YORK – A quick-thinking police officer is being praised as a hero for racing through a chaotic scene at Times Square to rush an injured 4-year-old to safety after a shooting at the iconic New York City landmark. Officer Alyssa Vogel swooped in to grab the young girl who had been shot after a spray of stray bullets hit three bystanders in Times Square on Saturday, apply a tourniquet to her leg and bring her to a nearby ambulance. Vogel, a mother of a 6-month-old herself, in an interview with the New York Post, called the 4-year-old the strongest little girl I've ever seen.
The Scottish Tories are no longer “just the party of Ruth Davidson” and will now broaden their offer to voters beyond opposition to independence, Douglas Ross has pledged. The party leader defied predictions last week to maintain the number of Conservative MSPs at Holyrood, winning 31 seats and a record number of votes by campaigning relentlessly against a second referendum. However, Mr Ross, who took over from Jackson Carlaw last August, said he would now look to build a credible government-in-waiting, and admitted acting as a strong opposition to the SNP at Holyrood was “not enough”.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new stimulus checks for California residents on Monday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will be sending out stimulus checks to two-thirds of its residents in a new expansion of its plan to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom said on Monday that those who qualify will receive a one-time stimulus payment of $600 or $1,200, and families will kids would receive another $500.
A 28-year-old man has been shot dead at Vancouver international airport in Canada, in what police believe is gang-related violence. The alleged killer escaped in a car with others, shooting at police as they went. Photos from the scene show a bullet hole in the windscreen of a police car and another window shot out.
A young minke whale was rescued from a shallow area of London's River Thames on Sunday. The whale is now missing again and rescuers fear it is injured. A 13-foot-long injured whale calf is missing hours after rescuers freed it from a lock in London's Thames river on Sunday.
The Biden administration has promised a robust response to a cyber attack that shut down a vital US pipeline, vowing to deliver an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to restore operations and avoid disruptions in the energy supply. Meanwhile, as House Republicans are push ahead with their expected ousting of Representative Liz Cheney from her leadership spot for voting to impeach Donald Trump after the Capitol insurrection, her colleague Adam Kinzinger – who also voted to impeach – compared the party to the Titanic, and warned of a “circular firing squad” over Ms Cheney's various remarks. In the strongest sign yet that Ms Cheney faces defeat in a party vote expected on Wednesday, the top Republican in the House of Representatives said he would back congresswoman Elise Stefanik to replace the Wyoming Republican as chair of the 212-member House Republican Conference.
Mitch McConnell said he does not have "any current plans" to step down as Senate GOP leader. McConnell has held his seat in the US Senate since 1985. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell shut down speculation about his retirement in a new interview on Sunday.
A tourist clung to a glass bridge in China as the panes smashed in high winds, local media reported. The bridge spans a 330-foot-high mountain ravine in northeastern China and was hit by 93-mph gusts. The tourist was uninjured, but people have raised concern about the increasingly popular attraction.
A viral TikTok video has opened a new lead for Washington State police in a nearly two-decades old unsolved child kidnapping case, authorities have said. In a recent clip on the video-sharing platform, a man can be seen interviewing a woman in Culiacán, Sinaloa, in northwest Mexico who says in Spanish she is 22-years-old and may have been kidnapped, NBC News reported. Police have confirmed that following tip-offs they are investigating the TikTok video in relation to Sofia's disappearance and thanked members of the public for raising it to their attention.
A GOP state senator in Arizona described the controversial vote audit in Maricopa County as "ridiculous" and an embarrassment in an interview with The New York Times on Friday. Sen. Paul Boyer, a Republican who represents a suburb of Phoenix, told the publication that he initially supported and voted for the audit but that he regretted doing so after seeing how poorly it was being conducted. "It makes us look like idiots," Boyer said.
Adam Kinzinger said Kevin McCarthy dismissed warnings that GOP rhetoric would provoke violence. Kinzinger said McCarthy responded to his concerns with, "Ok Adam, operator next question." Kinzinger accused McCarthy and other Republican lawmakers of sweeping the riot under the rug.
A TikTok video of a woman alleging that she was bodyshamed by the police for the length of her shorts at Frontier City, a Six Flags amusement park in Oklahoma City, has gone viral. Bailey Breedlove wrote in a Facebook post: “On 30 April 2020 at about 7 pm my daughter was yelled at by a park police officer for rolling down a hill on her heelies right next to me.” “Then she proceeded to follow me and grabbed my arm to turn me around and proceeded to tell me my shorts were 'too short,'” she wrote.
Chinese officials will create a "line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest, state media reported. The line aims to protect participants on the Tibetan side from COVID-19 cases on the Nepal side. Tibetan guides will set up the "line of separation" before a group of 21 Chinese nationals arrive.
The US Navy shared a video of weapons it seized, laid out on the deck of a missile cruiser. The Navy said the arms were found hidden in a ship and were going to Yemen. It said assault rifles, machine guns, sniper rifles and grenades launchers were included.
Mayor George Fuller is troubled by what he sees and hears in this conservative Dallas suburb. Battles with liberals are enduring and predictable, but what worries Fuller is the deepening rancor between Republican moderates and right-wing extremists over what America should look, sound and feel like. Inspired by nativist fervor and fed by Donald Trump's rage, the Republican Party here encompasses anti-vaccination protesters, QAnon conspiracy theorists and those whose mistrust of President Biden only hardens as he reverses his predecessor's policies.
The US government declared a regional emergency after a key pipeline was hit by a cyberattack and warned that such attacks are “here to stay. The Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline system in the America, was subjected to a highly sophisticated cyber attack on Friday, drawing attention to the threat of hacking for businesses and government infrastructure. The supply line, which carries 45 per cent of the East Coast's supply of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, still remains largely shut after two days.
A rocket piece launched by China crashed this weekend into the Indian Ocean. Future Chinese launches are likely to produce more debris, risking a disaster, the ESA told Insider. China aims to launch 10 more missions to construct a new space station.
“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.”