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Israeli medics said at least two people were killed and more than 150 injured after a bleacher collapsed at an uncompleted West Bank synagogue on Sunday, the eve of a major Jewish holiday. The bleacher was packed with ultra-Orthodox worshippers and collapsed during prayers at the beginning of Shavuot. A spokesman for Magen David Adom told Channel 13 that paramedics had treated over 157 people for injuries and pronounced two dead, a man in his 50s and a 12-year-old boy.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is leading calls to take reports of UFOs more seriously ahead of the expected release next month of a government report on such sightings. Why it matters: Rubio, who as acting Senate Intelligence Committee chair asked for an unclassified copy of the report to be released to Congress, told CBS "60 Minutes" in an interview broadcast Sunday: "Anything that enters an airspace that's not supposed to be there is a threat." Driving the news: Former Navy Lieutenant Ryan Graves told CBS' Bill Whitaker he and other members of his F/A-18 fighter squadron detected unexplained sightings of UFOs, also known as "unidentified aerial phenomena" (UAP), in restricted airspace southeast of Virginia Beach "every day for at least a couple years," starting in 2014.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after the body of a 4-year-old boy was found lying on a neighborhood street in Dallas, police said Sunday. Police said that Darriynn Brown has been charged with kidnapping and theft. Police say they also anticipate additional charges pending the results of a forensic analysis.
The largest nurses union in the U.S. called on the CDC Saturday to reverse guidance issued this week that allows for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to go maskless while participating in indoor and outdoor activities. Details: National Nurses United executive director Bonnie Castillo said in a statement the new guidance is "not based on science, does not protect public health, and threatens the lives of patients, nurses, and other frontline workers across the country." "Now is not the time to relax protective measures, and we are outraged that the CDC has done just that while we are still in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century."
A body found in a wooded area behind the Paul Quinn College campus in Dallas, Texas last week has been identified as James Alan White, a 55-year-old Dallas businessman who has been missing since October 2020, Dallas Police announced Friday. The next day, those remains were positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as Alan White. “As we had hoped Alan was still alive, the finding of his remains obviously will now help our family with some closure,” Alan's brother Tim White told Dateline on Sunday.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband are under investigation for allegedly filing tax exemptions for two separate homes in different counties, which is a violation of Georgia law. WSB-TV reported that 2020 Georgia state tax records unearthed by investigative reporter Justin Gray revealed the couple was receiving a large tax break on their homes. A homestead exemption provides up to a $2,000 exemption from county and school taxes, according to Newsweek.
The Rev. Franklin Graham says a potential 2024 presidential bid by Donald Trump would "be a very tough thing to do," the prominent Christian leader told "Axios on HBO." Why it matters: Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, was among Trump's earliest and most prominent evangelical defenders. Graham told "Axios on HBO" that a Trump comeback would be difficult because of his advancing age and eating habits.
Ceasefire talks mediated by Egypt could start today, senior Israeli officials told the local news outlet, Walla. Israel says several military goals have been achieved. International pressure and the worsening humanitarian situation have contributed to this development, Walla reported.
Investigators say the victim was in some sort of argument with the suspect when he suddenly pulled out pepper spray and began shooting it.
Coca-Cola is saying goodbye to its energy line just over a year after it launched. Coca-Cola Energy will be discontinued in North America due to petering sales, CNN reported. Coke said it aims to focus on its better-selling offerings — including the brand's traditional sodas and sparkling waters — as people emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reported.
Republican congressman Matt Gaetz addressed his sexual misconduct allegations at a political rally on Saturday equating them with legislative budget earmarks. “I'm being falsely accused of exchanging money for naughty favours,” Representative Gaetz said during his speech at the Ohio Political Summit. “Yet, Congress has reinstituted a process that legalises the corrupt act of exchanging money for favours, through earmarks, and everybody knows that that's the corruption.”
Bachelor sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein gave Bill Gates advice on ending his marriage with Melinda after the Microsoft co-founder complained about her during a series of meetings at the money manager's mansion, according to two people familiar with the situation. Gates used the gatherings at Epstein's $77 million New York townhouse as an escape from what he told Epstein was a “toxic” marriage, a topic both men found humorous, a person who attended the meetings told The Daily Beast. The billionaire met Epstein dozens of times starting in 2011 and continuing through to 2014 mostly at the financier's Manhattan home—a substantially higher number than has been previously reported.
May 16—State police say they clocked three drivers going more than 115 mph — among 46 traveling at speeds in excess of 90 mph — in the span of a few hours early Sunday in the Seacoast region. State police, using troopers in cruisers and members of the State Police Aviation Unit, stopped 121 motor vehicles between 6 and 11 a.m. Sunday along Route 95 in Hampton Falls. The enforcement effort was held to target speed violations and other aggressive driving behavior, state police said in a release.
The hourlong outage came after Trump posted a message about the ongoing election recount in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to the Gateway Pundit. The message included unverified statements about election fraud in Arizona, saying "seals were broken on the boxes that hold the votes, ballots are missing, and worse." Trump launched the blog in May as a way to talk directly to his followers and the media.
Palace aides are reportedly calling on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to give up their remaining royal titles following the Duke of Sussex's recent podcast appearance. Harry appeared on the most recent episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman's "Armchair Expert" podcast where he sat for a freewheeling discussion about his upbringing in the "privileged" environment of the royal family, likening it to being on "The Truman Show," "a zoo" and noting the "pain and suffering" his father, Prince Charles, put him through. The openness of the discussion, coupled with the fact that the episode came just a month after Harry went to the U.K. to pay his respects to his late grandfather, Prince Philip, has reportedly left several Palace aides, perplexed as to why Harry hasn't fully relinquished his royal titles.
A Minneapolis suburb, the scene of fatal police shootings of Black men, has voted through a police reform bill to overhaul public safety. The city council of Brooklyn Center voted 4-1 on Saturday to pass the resolution which would reduce police powers as well as create an unarmed unit to respond to incidents involving medical, mental health, disability, social and behavioural issues. The bill will be named after two men, Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who were killed during encounters with city law enforcement officers.
In 2019, the Microsoft board opened an investigation into a relationship between Bill Gates and a staffer, the Wall Street Journal reported. The probe was opened after the employee alleged she had a sexual relationship with Gates. A Gates spokesperson told The Journal "there was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably."
A brush fire in an exclusive Southern California community gained strength Sunday as about a thousand residents remained under mandatory evacuation orders, authorities said. Los Angeles County authorities looked Sunday for a potential arsonist who might have set off a brush fire that forced the mandatory evacuation of about 1,000 people in the exclusive Pacific Palisades area near Topanga Canyon. Afternoon winds and warm weather helped the Palisades Fire nearly double to 1,325 acres with zero containment by Sunday at 1 p.m. PT after cool, moist conditions had kept it around 750 acres overnight.
A commander in the US Space Force was fired for comments made during podcast appearances. Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was promoting his self-published book that claims Marxist ideologies are spreading in the US military. A commander in the US Space Force was removed from his position following comments he made on podcasts promoting his new book that claims that Marxist ideologies are spreading in the US military.
Joe Exotic has revealed that he has prostate cancer. The "Tiger King" star is asking President Joe Biden to pardon him so that he can get "proper medical care." He previously failed to receive clemency from former President Donald Trump despite lobbying efforts Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
An aspiring journalist, believed to be the youngest person ever to interview a sitting US president, has died at the age of 23. Damon Weaver was 11 years old when he interviewed former president Barack Obama in 2009 during his first year in office. His sister, Candace Hardy, told the Palm Beach Post on Thursday that her brother died of natural causes on 1 May.
Bill Gates was dismissive toward his wife Melinda French Gates in meetings, The New York Times reported. According to the report, sources said Gates pursued women at Microsoft while married to French Gates. Microsoft founder Bill Gates was dismissive toward his wife, Melinda French Gates, in work meetings and pursued other women at Microsoft and his other endeavors while the couple was together, according to a Sunday report from The New York Times.
Kim Basinger saw an opportunity to tease her ex-husband and she took it! Basinger, 67, with who he shares daughter Ireland, took to the opportunity to leave a cheeky comment on the photo to poke fun at her ex-husband. Baldwin and Basinger married in 1993, eventually splitting up nearly nine years later in 2002.
The talk all week surrounded Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, his failed drug test and trainer Bob Baffert's place in history. On Saturday, the majority of the Preakness Stakes looked a lot like the Run for the Roses two weeks prior. Medina Spirit broke cleanly from the starting gate, raced right to the front under jockey John Velazquez and was in prime position to win the second leg of Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown at the top of the stretch.
Liz Cheney told ABC News she now regrets her vote for Trump in the 2020 presidential election. "It was a vote based on policy ... in terms of the kinds of policies he put forward," she said. Cheney criticized House Republicans for ousting her to promote Rep. Elise Stefanik to leadership.
“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.”