The American Museum of Natural History’s sculpture of the president, flanked by a Native American man and an African man, will be sent to an institution dedicated to his life.The vote follows years of protest »
A homeless suspect arrested for viciously stomping on an elderly Chinese man in New York City in April says he committed the act in retaliation for an earlier robbery. Victim accused: Jarrod Powell, 50, identified Yao Pan Ma as one of his two assailants, whom he described as a “Korean guy” and a Japanese man, according to the New York Daily News. Powell reportedly told detectives that he was robbed of jewelry and money on Amsterdam Avenue on April 22.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are urging President Joe Biden to extend the federal student loan payment moratorium by at least six months as the economy continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to Biden obtained by NBC News, a group of Democratic lawmakers asked him to take action before the Sept. 30 deadline when loan forbearance is set to expire, requesting he extend the pause until March 31, 2022, or until the economy bounces back to pre-pandemic employment levels, whichever period is longer. The effort is led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York; and Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Joe Courtney of Connecticut.
Russia's defense ministry claimed Wednesday that a Russian warship and fighter jet fired "warning" shots at the British Royal Navy's HMS Defender destroyer for encroaching on waters near Crimea in the Black Sea. The latest: The U.K.'s ministry of defense disputed that any warning shots were fired, saying in a statement, "We believe the Russians were undertaking a gunnery exercise in the Black Sea and provided the maritime community with prior-warning of their activity." "No shots were directed at HMS Defender and we do not recognise the claim that bombs were dropped in her path," the statement said.
After members of Congress introduced new antitrust legislation earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly called up House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others with a few complaints. Cook called Pelosi and other members of Congress after lawmakers introduced six antitrust bills, with the Apple executive looking to "deliver a warning" that the bills were "rushed" and "would crimp innovation," The New York Times reports. The Times previously wrote that the proposed antitrust legislation, if passed, would represent the "most ambitious update to monopoly laws in decades."
Two of Miami's top-ranked police officers — a couple with almost a half-century of combined law enforcement experience and personnel jackets brimming with commendations and promotions — were fired Tuesday for not being truthful about an accident involving a city-issued SUV, said Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo. The termination of Deputy Police Chief Ronald Papier and his wife Nerly Papier, a commander in Little Havana, came almost three months after Nerly Papier ran her SUV into a curb one morning on her way to police headquarters and blew two tires, an accident she claimed happened after steering quickly away from a car that had veered into her lane of traffic. Acevedo's final decision came after Internal Affairs investigators concluded Nerly Papier had left out important details about the accident, like pedestrians being on the sidewalk when the vehicle jumped the curb and her running at least two red lights while driving the vehicle to the office on its rims.
The army in Myanmar's second city, Mandalay, has clashed with a local militia opposed to February's military coup. The clashes are the first time the People's Defense Forces (PDF) have come up against the army in a major city. The defence force is a collective name for militia groups that have sprung up in Myanmar since the coup.
Video taken on the scene of a crash that killed 10 in Alabama shows law enforcement and others, along with badly burned vehicles. (June 21)
A fight that erupted inside a rideshare vehicle ended in gunfire early Wednesday, leaving one person dead and another critically injured, Georgia authorities said. The shooting unfolded just before 5 a.m. outside a Chevron gas station in Atlanta, according to a police news release. Officers arrived to find two men with gunshot wounds.
Two young men and a woman, suspected of an armed robbery outside a Hialeah hotel, led police officers on a dramatic car chase that wound up in Broward County. Their silver Mercedes-Benz was eventually stopped in Hollywood, the three were taken into custody and the case might have remained largely anonymous, except for one thing. The backseat passenger, an 18-year-old named Gabriel Rodriguez, was discovered with a gunshot wound to the neck — presumably from a police bullet.
It accused the hospital and the provincial health authorities of trying to cover up medical negligence. "These allegations are false, unsubstantiated and only serve to tarnish the good reputation of Steve Biko Academic Hospital and the Gauteng Provincial Government," the latest statement said. Legal action would be taken against the editor-in-chief of Pretoria News, Piet Rampedi, and IOL, it said.
Mitch McConnell held his entire Republican caucus together to effectively kill the Democrats' highest legislative priority of the year, a transformative 888-page bill intended to make it easier to vote, rein in the wealthy's impact on elections and outlaw the gerrymandering process that constructs partisan congressional districts. While prospects for an overhaul of elections died legislatively with Tuesday's 50-50 completely party line vote, Democrats and their progressive allies now intend to launch a multi-faceted national political campaign that targets Republican senators, keeps the pressure on moderate Democrats and further villainizes the Senate Minority Leader from Kentucky. The campaign to swing public opinion will begin Wednesday in Washington, with a “Moral March on [Sen. Joe] Manchin and McConnell” by The Poor People's Campaign, a group led by Bishop William J. Barber II. While the moderate Manchin voted with Democrats to move forward with a compromise bill, he is firmly against scrapping the filibuster, which requires most Senate legislation to acquire 60 votes for passage.
Miami is proud of its beaches — but the Internet says Florida's other beaches are better. Holidu.com, a search and booking website for vacation rentals, analyzed more than 30,000 Google searches to come up with the 10 most popular Florida beaches. And despite seasonal car twerking, the heady aroma of weed and a promise not to enforce a ban on alcohol sales after 2 a.m.
A couple in Denver, Colorado was traumatized when the birth of their newborn required an emergency cesarean section, resulting in a cut to the baby's face that required 13 stitches. Damarqus Williams said the injury to his newborn daughter's face is “upsetting” because “she's not comfortable,” according to local Denver station KDVR. Kyanni Williams was supposed to be delivered via natural birth at Denver Health in mid-June.
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The grandmother of an 11-year-old Tennessee boy who was injured on a roller coaster in Missouri says doctors are concerned his legs might have to be amputated. Aalondo Perry, who is visually impaired, was injured Sunday when he fell while getting off of The Branson Coaster during a visit to the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson, said his grandmother Shelandra Ford. Ford told WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee, that Aalondo tried to ride the coaster in one car with his 13-year-old brother but they were told he would be safe riding in a car alone.
More than five million people became millionaires across the world in 2020 despite economic damage from the Covid-19 pandemic. While many poor people became poorer, the number of millionaires increased by 5.2 million to 56.1 million globally, Credit Suisse research found. In 2020, more than 1% of adults worldwide were millionaires for the first time.
A cell phone belonging to Maggie Murdaugh was found on the road outside the 1,700-acre Colleton County estate the day after she and her son Paul were slain, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Although Paul Murdaugh's cell phone was found near his body on the night of the killings June 7, investigators were unable to locate Maggie Murdaugh's cell phone that night, the sources said. It wasn't until the next day, Tuesday, June 8, that a family member using his cell phone's ability to “ping” Maggie Murdaugh's cell phone found the phone on his digital cell phone map, sources said.
A mother dog sitting at an Oklahoma home was found dead in a garage Saturday after an apparent pit bull attack, police say. The Osage County Sheriff's Office said 28-year-old Rebecca McCurdy was house sitting and caring for dogs at the home west of Skiatook in northeastern Oklahoma, according to KTUL. The homeowner raises pit bulls to sell them and keeps them caged in the garage, the sheriff's office said in a statement to the Pawhuska Journal-Capital.
As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country: It is seeing an alarming rise in cases because of a combination of the fast-spreading delta variant and stubborn resistance among many people to getting vaccinated. The hope among some health leaders is that the rest of the U.S. might at least learn something from Missouri's plight. “If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, 'No thanks' and they are getting vaccinated, that is good,” said Erik Frederick, chief administrative officer at Mercy Hospital Springfield, which has been inundated with COVID-19 patients as the variant first identified in India rips through the largely non-immunized community.
Trump will travel to the US-Mexico border next Wednesday with a group of House Republicans. The former president's trip comes amid GOP attacks on the Biden administration over its border policies. Former President Donald Trump will visit the US-Mexico border next week along with about a dozen House Republicans, according to a Politico report on Wednesday.
Based on information gathered during the Murdaugh double homicide investigation in Colleton County, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division has reopened a separate death investigation in Hampton County, home of the prominent family's law firm. Just under six years ago, the body of 19-year-old Stephen Smith was found in the middle of a road in Hampton County. No arrests were made in Smith's death, and police ruled it a hit-and-run accident.
Festivals and freelancers in the cultural sector face "devastating consequences" unless the government offers more support, MPs have warned. The Public Accounts Committee praised a government scheme to bail out cultural institutions, but said festivals faced a "survival threat" unless ministers set up a cancellation insurance scheme. It noted the government had not yet modelled how such a scheme could work.
The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday launched two new tools to help families find out if they are eligible for up to $3,600-per child tax credits and manage their monthly payments, which are set to start going out July 15. The first, called the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant, allows families to “quickly determine” if they are eligible for the credit by answering a “series of questions,” the IRS says. The second, the Child Tax Credit Update Portal, can be used to opt out of the monthly payments if families want to receive the full credit when they file their taxes in 2022.
Chuck Hatfield, attorney for expansion advocates, argued that it does not matter whether or not lawmakers passed additional funding for expansion, because the state must use the existing funds budgeted to allow everyone who is eligible to be covered. If they're going to fund Medicaid this population would have to be included,” he said. Missouri officials, represented by solicitor general Dean John Sauer said the state does not have the authority to do that because lawmakers specifically rejected funding for the “expansion population.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”