After an incident in February at Asheville Regional Airport, Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn will likely face fines and a loss of any special fast-track boarding status.Comment from Cawthorn's spokesman »
Fighting is raging around three major cities in southern and western Afghanistan as Taliban militants seek to seize them from government forces. Taliban fighters have entered parts of Herat, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar. The fundamentalist Islamist militia is already thought to have captured up to half of all Afghanistan's territory, including lucrative border crossings with Iran and Pakistan.
Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, said Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might as well come to his office and arrest his entire staff for not wearing masks. U.S. Capitol Police officers were directed to arrest staff members or visitors who refuse either to comply or leave the premises after being asked, according to a bulletin from Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger. "This is INSANE," Massie tweeted.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joined ten other Republican governors Thursday in asking the Supreme Court to essentially let states ban abortion and regulate it in ways not currently allowed, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Why it matters: With the court's newly-installed 6-3 conservative majority, this is the best chance Republicans have had in decades to take on abortion rights. What happened: The governors asked the court to reconsider its past decisions in 1973's Roe v. Wade and 1992's Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Maricopa County has picked up nearly 2.1 million 2020 election ballots that were subpoenaed earlier this year by the state Senate for an audit. (July 29)
More than 100 people had to spend the night on a highway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado, authorities said Friday. The people were caught with their vehicles on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday night. The tunnel serves as a 24-hour operations center for the Colorado Department of Transportation, so it is relatively well-lit and has telephones, Stowe said.
The family of Olympic gymnast Sunisa Lee, who's Hmong American, erupted in hugs and cheers Thursday the moment she won gold in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final, a reaction that reverberated across the Hmong community, a predominantly refugee group. Experts say both the struggles and achievements of the Hmong community, an ethnic group with origins in Southeast Asia, have long been shrouded in decades of model minority stereotypes attached to the greater Asian American diaspora. For many Hmong people, “there is no other country than the U.S.,” Kham Moua, director of national policy at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, told NBC Asian America.
The Biden administration on Friday resumed fast-track deportation flights to Central America, the Department of Homeland Security announced. The big picture: Officials said Monday that they were planning to resume "expedited removal flights" following an increase in the number of migrants crossing into the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the Washington Post reports. DHS said that families apprehended by Customs and Border Protection were returned to their countries in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
With climate change fueling high temperatures across the Arctic, Greenland lost a massive amount of ice on Wednesday with enough melting to cover the U.S. state of Florida in 2 inches (5.1 cm) of water, scientists said. It was the third-biggest ice loss for Greenland in a single day since 1950. The rapid melt followed warm air being trapped over the Arctic island by a change in atmospheric circulation patterns, scientists said, noting that there could be more ice lost.
When Miltreda Kress came before family court Judge Lyris Younge, she hoped to explain why the city's removal of her three minor daughters over allegations of neglect had been a mistake. What Kress got instead was a stern reprimand — “Do not talk while I'm talking” — when she uttered the word “I.” Kress apologized, and Younge scolded her again for opening her mouth, then refused to allow her to speak at all. Younge barred the Philadelphia mother from seeing her children — then ages 11, 14 and 15 — which lasted close to a year, and Kress felt helpless as they bounced around foster and group homes; it would take another judge to pave the way for her to retain full custody.
Driving the news: House Democratic leaders did not secure enough votes to pass the legislation on Friday, adjourning the chamber for a six-week recess the day before the ban is set to expire. Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who has been evicted three times in the past, sent a letter to her colleagues on Friday begging for more empathy. "I know firsthand the trauma and devastation that comes with the violence of being evicted, and we have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent this trauma from being inflicted on our neighbors and communities," Bush wrote.
In a study published Jan. 5, my colleagues and I found that 59% percent of people using medical cannabis for chronic pain experienced moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms if they stopped ingesting weed for hours or days. Most states in the U.S. have legalized cannabis for medical purposes and 15 have legalized it for recreational use. While many people report therapeutic benefits or enjoy recreational use of cannabis, it is important people understand the potential risks of cannabis use too.
A Covid outbreak first discovered in the Chinese city of Nanjing has spread to five provinces and Beijing, with state media calling it the most extensive contagion after Wuhan. Almost 200 people have been infected since the virus was first detected at the city's busy airport on 20 July. All flights from Nanjing airport will be suspended until 11 August, according to local media.
I was fully Moderna vaccinated and was told I have COVID yesterday. I have been incredibly safe, always mask but yet still exposed and got COVID four months after my vaccine. It is unclear if the Miami Beach resident, who has appeared on “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” has the Delta variant, which is currently on the rise.
A woman is facing criminal charges related to an incident with a grizzly bear in Yellowstone in May. Investigators used social media to identify the woman. A woman has been charged in an incident captured on video that showed her taking photos within 15 feet of a grizzly bear and two cubs at Yellowstone National Park in May.
A British and Romanian were killed in an attack on an Israeli-linked oil tanker in the Gulf. Israel has accused Iran of carrying out the attack and said a strong response is needed. An Iran TV station, linked to the government, said the attack was retaliation for Israeli raids in Syria.
Britney Spears has plenty to say. The 39-year-old pop star took to Instagram on Friday evening to share several back-to-back posts featuring another topless video, fan art depicting her with Cher and more. The first post contained a photo of a slushy orange drink with a lemon garnish and a second pic of a decorative owl statue made up of smaller, ornamental pieces.
A British man disguised himself as an Amazon driver by wearing a high-vis jacket and carrying an empty box. Footage shows him unveil his loaded gun before being pushed back by his unsuspecting victim. The fake delivery driver has been jailed for six years and nine months.
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers are calling on President Joe Biden to appoint a “border czar” as the United States continues to see a large number of migrants coming to the U.S.-Mexico border. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat whose district is along the United States' southern border in Texas, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Friday they would like Biden to appoint former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to the position. During a press briefing Friday, Cuellar said that the Biden administration needs to listen to border communities and border patrol officials on what is happening in the region.
A pedestrian is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle in Sacramento on Friday night, according to police. The collision happened in the area of Sequoia Pacific and Richards Boulevard. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital.
The final number of dead in the Surfside condo collapse was devastating: 98 lives lost. Many of the missing from Champlain Towers South were on the list more than once, said Lt. Carlos Rosario, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department. English and Hebrew names might be given for the same missing person.
The contractor caused around $600,000 worth of damage to the building, The Sun reported. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A general contractor in Germany caused nearly $600,000 worth of damage to a luxury apartment complex because he believed the developer owed him around $5.8 million in outstanding debts, according to The Sun. The unnamed man, 47, went on the wrecking spree in Blumberg, Germany on Wednesday evening because he was "frustrated" due to "unjustly held payments," a spokesperson for the local police force confirmed to Metro.
President Biden has said federal workers will have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, argues that is a display of "authoritarianism." When he was running for president in 2015, Sen. Ted Cruz pledged to fire around 150,000 federal workers, outright eliminating the Department of Education and IRS.
Love Rollercoaster” was blaring from the speakers at Shiokaze Park, but for American beach volleyball players Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil, it was another ride on the rollercoaster of weirdness as they took on a tough Brazilian team on a stiflingly hot Saturday morning. Team USA's youngest-ever beach volleyball team was able to dispatch Ana Patricia Silva Ramos and Rebecca Cavalcanti Barbossa Silva in three sets to win their third straight victory in the Tokyo Olympics and stay in medal contention. But Tokyo is under a state of emergency because of a rise in Covid-19 cases, so there was only a smattering of applause when it was over.
A federal judge on Friday threatened to jail a Capitol riot suspect for refusing to wear a mask, according to reports. Daniel Goodwyn tried to chew up a mask FBI agents placed on him during his initial arrest, prosecutors said. Goodwyn told the judge he can't wear the mask because "it stresses me out," HuffPost and Newsweek reported.
“[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."