Alex Azar, the second health and human services secretary in the Trump administration, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times urging vaccine doubters to get their shots.'The coronavirus is nonpartisan' »
An Ohio man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after being accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male flight attendant during a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, officials said. Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, was arrested Saturday at Miami International Airport and charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery, according to a Miami-Dade police report. Berry had two drinks while on the Frontier Airlines flight and ordered another drink, police said.
Professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy has been charged with first-degree murder after a man he allegedly attacked in an Illinois motel succumbed to his injuries, the DuPage County State's Attorney told Fox News on Tuesday. The 36-year-old athlete first appeared in court on Monday for a bond hearing on the new first-degree murder charge and at Kennedy's request, Judge Michael Reidy continued the case until August 9, 2021, as Kennedy does not yet have an attorney. State Attorney Robert Berlin maintained that a bond hearing is expected to happen on that day but Judge Reidy ordered that Kennedy will be held without bail in the interim.
A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. The temporary order by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone of El Paso is at least a short-term victory for the Biden administration, which had warned that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's plan would create more problems amid high levels of summer border crossings in Texas —- particularly in the Rio Grande Valley, which one U.S. official called the “epicenter of the current surge.” In a sign of the growing strain, local officials there who have rebuffed Abbott's hardline immigration actions to jail border crossers and build new barrier declared a local state of disaster this week as COVID-19 cases climb and capacity at migrant shelters is stretched.
The Taliban captured much of the Helmand provincial capital in Afghanistan as they continue to push forward with their advances amid the U.S. withdrawal. Majid Akhund, deputy chairman of the Helmand provincial council, confirmed that the Taliban had gained control on Tuesday of nine of the 10 Lashkar Gah districts, according to the Associated Press. Gen. Sami Sadat, Afghan forces commander for Helmand, urged residents who live in the areas that have been captured by the Taliban to evacuate immediately.
Most unvaccinated Americans don't blame themselves for the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., pointing instead to international travelers, mainstream media and President Joe Biden as causes. An Axios/Ipsos poll released Tuesday found that among the unvaccinated, 37% blame people traveling to the U.S. from other countries, 27% (mainstream media), 23% (Americans traveling to other countries), 21% (Biden) and 10% (the unvaccinated. Meanwhile, among vaccinated respondents, 79% blame the unvaccinated, 36% (former President Donald Trump), 33% (conservative media), 30% (people traveling to the U.S.) and 25% (Americans traveling outside the country.
Iranian-backed forces were suspected of seizing an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday night, just days after Iran was blamed for a drone attack on another tanker that killed a British crew member. The Royal Navy's UK Maritime Trade Operations [UKMTO] agency warned of a suspected “hijacking” incident near the Emirati port of Fujairah but did not give further details. The asphalt and bitumen tanker was believed to be travelling to Sohar, a port on Oman's northern coast, when it was attacked at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday afternoon.
The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced in May they were ending their 27-year marriage and on Monday a King County Superior Court judge signed the dissolution decree. Bill Gates was formerly the world's richest person and his fortune is estimated at about $150 billion.
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul chided Andrew Cuomo after the state's top prosecutor released a report on Tuesday saying the Democratic governor sexually harassed close to a dozen women and produced a hostile work environment characterized by intimidation tactics. Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, released the findings following an investigation and said Cuomo repeatedly engaged "in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching" after which he and members of his office engaged in "retaliatory" behavior by “intend[ing] to discredit and disparage” some women who sought to report their experiences. Hochul stopped short of demanding Cuomo resign due to her role as a successor if he were to step down.
Despite his condition, Travis Campbell is adamant about making videos to share on Facebook encouraging others to get vaccinated now, his wife said. I'm testifying to all my bulletproof friends that's holding out, it's time to protect your family, it's not worth getting long term lung damage or death please go get the vaccine,” Travis Campbell wrote in a July 25 Facebook post. Kellie Campbell said her husband is “all about other people” and doesn't want others to have to deal with what he's going through.
US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he's faced racist abuse after testifying on the Capitol riot. During his testimony last week, Dunn said it was the first time he was called the n-word while in uniform. US Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn says he has faced racist abuse online after testifying before the House Select Committee amid its January 6 Capitol riot investigation.
On Friday, the House oversight committee released notes of a 27 December telephone call from Trump to then acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, in which Trump told Rosen: “Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R congressmen.”
A 20-year-old sailor with a grudge against the U.S. Navy and a failed attempt at becoming a Navy SEAL under his belt is accused of setting an amphibious assault ship ablaze and singlehandedly costing the Navy $30 million in damage. According to an NCIS search warrant affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast, Ryan Sawyer Mays aroused the suspicions of investigators almost immediately after the 40,000-ton USS Bonhomme Richard went up in flames on July 12, 2020, burning for nearly five days and leaving dozens injured while extinguishing the ferocious blaze. Mays, whose identity has not previously been revealed, now faces charges of arson within a special maritime and territorial jurisdiction, use of fire to damage federal property, and making a false statement, the warrant states.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo — who has previously come under fire for the blurred lines between his personal and professional relationship with his brother, New York governor Andrew Cuomo — drafted a statement for the latter responding to allegations of sexual misconduct back in February. The suggested statement came in the form of an email unearthed by New York attorney general Leticia James's investigation into Cuomo, the findings of which were released in a press conference on Tuesday morning. “Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” explained James.
The Maricopa Board of Supervisors recently condemned the election audit and rejected new subpoenas. Wendy Rogers called for election officials to be placed in "solitary confinement cells" in response. An Arizona state senator has called for members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to be imprisoned after they condemned the county's widely criticized election audit and objected to related subpoenas.
Fox News parted ways with legal analyst Andrew Napolitano. A producer at the network accused him of sexual harassment in a lawsuit. Fox News said it took "immediate, appropriate action" on hearing of the claims.
A Black man who said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” at a southern Indiana lake is facing criminal charges more than a year after the confrontation that earlier led to charges against two of the alleged attackers.
On Tuesday, seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic killed Disneyland's annual passport program, hundreds of thousands of the theme park's die-hard fans likely breathed a sigh of relief — the APs are back. Transitioning passports to a reservation-based system is a step in the right direction, allowing the park's biggest fans to maintain something akin to the level of access they had in the past while limiting the idea of Disneyland as a last-minute hang. In 2021, the only passport with any real currency is the one that documents your COVID-19 vaccination.
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A viral TikTok shows an LAPD officer standing outside of a Venice Beach homeless encampment. The LAPD told Insider that they were responding to a radio call warning of an assault with a deadly weapon. LAPD said the suspect alleged that a woman attempted to steal his bike, which led him to pull out his pellet gun in defense.
Taiwan's national flag anthem was played during the awarding ceremony for badminton at the Tokyo Games on Saturday in what may be considered a historic moment for both Taiwan and the Olympics. The national flag anthem: The song, which dates back to the 1930s, blasted through the stadium's speakers as Taiwanese duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin watched the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag rise in the medal ceremony, according to Taiwan News.
A British military agency is warning that a potential hijacking is underway in the Gulf of Oman. The warning comes as multiple oil tankers in the area have reported they are "not under command." A British military agency warned Tuesday that a hijacking may be underway off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, where multiple oil tankers have reported that they had lost control.
Donald Trump did not win the 2020 presidential election. President Joe Biden has not been outed as a lizard-person. In short, none of the absurd prophecies of the conspiracy theory known as QAnon, which an estimated 15% of Americans believe in, have come true.
Christine Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, was arrested on a charge of incest on Sunday. On Friday, a call leaked that seemed to involve Chandler saying she'd had sex with her mother. Christine Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, was arrested and charged with incest after a leaked phone conversation spread online.
Gov. DeSantis said the media is "judgmental" of unvaccinated people who get sick from COVID-19. Florida is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, and most hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated people who were getting sick from COVID-19, saying the media was being "judgmental."
American Airlines and Spirit Airlines have canceled nearly 800 Tuesday flights, the third consecutive day of major travel trouble for the airlines' passengers. American, which is still struggling to recover from Sunday storms at its mammoth Dallas hub, canceled 367 Tuesday flights, or 12% percent of its schedule, according to flight tracker FlightAware. The airline canceled 563 Monday flights and nearly 300 Sunday flights.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."