The 25-year-old mother was expecting seven babies, but ended up giving birth to five girls and four boys.May have broken official world record »
The Federal Election Commission in a rare unanimous vote has urged Congress to ban a campaign donation tactic reportedly used by former President Donald Trump's team last year. The FEC on Thursday unanimously voted to recommend Congress ban political campaigns from using prechecked boxes to steer supporters toward making recurring contributions by default, The New York Times reports. "It's important that donors be able to exercise their choices freely," FEC Democratic commissioner Ellen Weintraub told the Times.
A woman was left strapped to a toilet seat — in the dark — for nearly eight hours at South Carolina's Whitten Regional Center, leading to charges against two staffers, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The victim was not identified, and SLED did not say if she suffered injuries during the ordeal. Mariquita Antionetta Mcgowan, 35, and Jasmine Lariane Tomika Carter, 25, were arrested and charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult, SLED said in a news release.
A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody, authorities said. The victims' injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said. Today we had the worst nightmare a school district could encounter.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -While big gaps remain between Washington and Tehran, there could be an agreement within weeks for both to resume compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Iranian authorities decide to do so, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Thursday. U.S. officials return to Vienna this week for a fourth round of indirect talks with Iran on how to resume compliance with the deal, which former President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018, prompting Iran to begin violating its terms about a year later. The crux of the agreement was that Iran committed to take steps to rein in its nuclear program to make it harder to obtain the fissile material for a nuclear weapon in return for relief from U.S., EU and U.N. sanctions.
Rudy Giuliani has reportedly sacked most of his entourage to cut costs as his legal troubles - and fees - mount. Politico reported that Giuliani fired as many as five people since the FBI raided his properties. Rudy Giuliani has drastically reduced the size of his entourage and reportedly fired as many as five people since the FBI raided his properties last week, Politico reported.
The Duchess of Cambridge is trying to get her husband into gardening so he has a hobby to enjoy with his father, it emerged on Thursday. The Duke revealed during an engagement in Rhyl, North Wales, that his wife “does all the gardening” but that he was trying to learn the ropes so he has something to share with the Prince of Wales. The Duke, 38, was chatting to Brian Penney, 52, who is a coordinator for Men's Sheds - a community project that encourages isolated men to build things and grow vegetables together.
A female Palestinian reporter said Thursday that a member of the Hamas-run border patrol in Gaza beat her with a tree branch for not wearing an Islamic headscarf last month, an incident that sparked a public outcry. The Islamic militant group has promised an apology and said it would punish the man. The incident highlighted Hamas' occasionally heavy-handed treatment of both reporters and women in Gaza, where it seized power in 2007 from the internationally-backed Palestinian Authority.
Tucker Carlson was right: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is living in the Washington, D.C., penthouse of Republican pollster and messaging maven Frank Luntz, and it does sound like a pretty sweet deal. Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler looked into Luntz's apartment, and it's actually a 7,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom, 16-bathroom amalgamation of 4 three-story penthouses Luntz purchased for nearly $4.3 million in August and September 2018 and merged in November 2019.
But while on a two-day visit to Kenya, Mrs Samia broke with her custom in Tanzania and wore a face mask the whole time. During her speeches, some in the Swahili language that the two countries share, she delighted business leaders and MPs with anecdotes and quips. Here are five of her best quotes: Goats and face masks The 61-year-old president acknowledged her visit was taking place during a "most difficult time… when we are facing the global pandemic Covid-19": "We're here everybody with masks on our faces - and when I see people with masks on faces it reminds me in our village, when we go and do the herding with the goats, we protect them [with a muzzle] from eating the crops on the way… s...
At least 25 people, including at least one police officer, were killed in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday in a shootout during a police raid targeting drug traffickers in the city's Jacarezinho neighborhood, according to civil police. It was the highest-ever death toll from a police raid in the state, which has for decades suffered from drug-related violence. "This is the highest number of deaths in a police operation in Rio, surpassing 19 in Complexo do Alemão in 2007," said Chief of Police Ronaldo Oliveira.
Qatar's finance minister was being questioned over alleged abuse of power and misuse of public funds in the energy-rich state after the attorney general ordered him arrested, state-run media reported Thursday. The detention of Ali Sharif al-Emadi is a rare move that analysts said could herald a larger campaign to increase transparency and root out graft in the sheikhdom. The Qatar News Agency said the attorney general had ordered al-Emadi detained but did not provide other details about the graft case involving the minister, who has held the post since 2013.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is extremely effective against two dangerous variants of the coronavirus, the B.1.1.7 strain first found in the United Kingdom and the B.1.351 variant discovered in South Africa, researchers reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. Moderna also reported Wednesday that, according to early results from its booster shot trial, a third dose of its vaccine given six to eight months after the first two doses boosted antibodies to protect against the South African B.1.351 variant and other worrisome strain found in Brazil. Moderna is testing its original vaccine and a version modified to target the B.1.351 variant.
A flash mob of mostly young people in Myanmar's biggest city staged a brief protest march Thursday against military rule, the latest in a series of actions aimed at reducing the chances of a deadly response by the authorities. In the five-minute protest in Yangon, about 70 marchers chanted slogans in support of the civil disobedience movement that opposes February's army coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Protests also took place in other cities and towns including Mandalay, the country's second biggest city, where Buddhist monks marched, and Dawei in the southeast, where the demonstrators included engineers, teachers, university students and members of LGBT groups.
Excited to be going back to school, Ja'Mari Oliver told his mother he wanted to run into Safeway on his own to buy a sandwich for lunch. But when the 11-year-old San Francisco boy tried to leave, security guards accosted him to falsely accuse him of stealing the sandwich. I'm Black and that's just how they feel,” Ja'Mari later told his mother, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
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LONDON (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the West had to be very careful about the exact nature of Chinese investment in Western economies and think very carefully about investments in strategic assets. China's spectacular economic and military rise over the past 40 years is among the most significant geopolitical events of recent history, alongside the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union that ended the Cold War. The West has struggled to come up with an agreed policy on China and has flipflopped over the years from seeing China as a lucrative source of investment - for example in U.S. government bonds - to seeing China as a threat to global stability and avoiding its 5G technology.
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At a White House press briefing on Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's claim that the Republican Party is united against President Biden's administration.
Dominion asked a judge not to dismiss its $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani spread false conspiracy theories about Dominion's role in the 2020 election. Dominion Voting Systems has asked a federal judge to deny Rudy Giuliani's movement to dismiss the company's $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against him.
An Allegiant airliner returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport after the crew reported striking a bird Thursday morning, authorities said. Allegiant Air Flight 314, an Airbus A319 that was headed to Utah, landed without incident at 7:44 a.m., said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. The jet experienced a bird strike to its No. 2 engine shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport for an inspection and an assessment, Allegiant spokeswoman Hilarie Grey said in an email.
Baez, a Florida-based lawyer best known for representing Casey Anthony, joined Weinstein's defense in January 2019 and left six months later, saying the former movie mogul had tarnished their relationship by communicating only through other lawyers and by failing to abide by a fee agreement. Weinstein, in the lawsuit filed Tuesday, claims he agreed to pay Baez and another lawyer $2 million in $200,000 monthly payments for their defense work on the landmark #MeToo case but that Baez violated New York law by stating in his agreement that his retainer was non-refundable and non-negotiable. Messages seeking comment were left for Baez.
Ready to welcome tourists back, Polish's southern city of Krakow has recruited two more trumpeters to play the city's trademark bugle call every hour from the tower in St. Mary's Basilica. They joint a contingent traditionally composed of retired firefighters who are physically fit and good musicians. A spokesman for Krakow firefighters, Bartlomiej Rosiek, said Thursday it took six months and two rounds of recruitment to find two men to reinforce the team — now of eight players — after one trumpeter retired last year.
Tarrant County prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against 78-year-old Glen McCurley who is accused in the 1974 abduction and killing of a 17-year-old. In a court document filed Thursday, Assistant District Attorney Kim D'Avignon filed the state's waiver of a death penalty against McCurley who was arrested in 2020 in the slaying of 17-year-old Carla Walker. Fort Worth police believe McCurley who had been living in Fort Worth for the last 30 years is the man who abducted, raped and tortured the 17-year-old girl in 1974.
Mr Tapper asked the New Day hosts: “If they're willing to lie about Joe Biden wanting to steal your hamburgers and QAnon and the Big Lie about the election, what are they not willing to lie about? Mr Tapper's comments come in the wake of the GOP push to oust Liz Cheney from her leadership position. One of the ten House Republicans to vote for former US President Donald Trump's impeachment after the January Capitol Hill riots, Rep Cheney has attacked Mr Trump's false claims that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential elections.
The service file of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright includes a commendation for safely resolving an incident involving a suicidal man, as well as a handful of reprimands for driving mishaps. The city of Brooklyn Center late Wednesday released more materials from the service file of Kim Potter, the white officer who shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop April 11. Potter received a chief's commendation in 2007 for her handling of a “suicidal homicidal suspect” and his 2-year-old daughter.
“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.”