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A white woman was captured on video yelling racial slurs at an Asian Uber driver at a gas station in Charlotte, N.C. Rude passengers: Outhay Chokbengboun, a 46-year-old Laotian American, said he picked up a small group of passengers who argued with him as he was driving, WSOC reported. An argument ensued and escalated into one of the passengers offering to bribe him, and another insulting him.
Vice President Kamala Harris had to remind President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday to talk about the deadly building collapse in South Florida. Harris whispered, "Florida, yeah," in Biden's ear as he prepared to walk away from his lectern after delivering remarks on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement at the White House. "I've spoken with, coincidentally, the mayor of Miami-Dade, was in my office yesterday — not about that, obviously — but I had a long discussion with her today," Biden stated.
Last summer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci was reportedly sent mail containing white powder that "literally blew up in his face," Politico writes, per a preview of the new book Nightmare Scenario by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta. Luckily, chemical testing came back negative for both anthrax and ricin, but not before Fauci was hosed "down to his skivvies in a chemical lab," standing "naked in what looked like a kiddy pool" while his team awaited results, per Politico. Previously reported excerpts of Nightmare Scenario revealed Trump once joked he hoped COVID-19 would "take out" former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and had even proposed the U.S. house COVID-19 patients at Guantanamo Bay.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation requiring state colleges and universities to annually survey their students, faculty and staff about their beliefs to ensure "viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom." Why it matters: The legislation doesn't specify for what the survey results will be used, but at a press conference on Tuesday DeSantis said that schools found to be "indoctrinating" students aren't "worth tax dollars" and are "not something we're going to be supporting going forward." The big picture: The survey will assess the "extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented" and determine whether students, faculty and staff "feel free to express their beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom," per the legislation.
Former President Donald Trump rallied to the defense of his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was suspended from practicing law in New York after a court determined he made false statements in challenging the results of the 2020 election. A tweemail sent Thursday afternoon described the decision, which leaves Giuliani facing the possibility of disbarment, as being part of a partisan campaign to attack Trump and people in his orbit. "Can you believe that New York wants to strip Rudy Giuliani, a great American Patriot, of his law license because he has been fighting what has already been proven to be a Fraudulent Election?” Trump said.
An influential firebrand cleric was sentenced to another four years in prison in Indonesia on Thursday for concealing information about his coronavirus test result. The three-judge panel at East Jakarta District Court, which was under heavy police and military guard, ruled that Rizieq Shihab had lied about his COVID-19 test result, which made contact tracing more difficult. Shihab has been detained since Dec. 13.
A lovestruck military translator has been jailed for 23 years for passing on the names of US informants to Hizbollah. Mariam Thompson, 62, admitted she had sent classified information to a man with ties to the Lebanese militant group. Prosecutors alleged Lebanese-born Thompson, who became a US citizen in 1993, had put the lives of US troops and sources at risk by passing on the material to a man she hoped would marry her.
Data: USA Facts, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios The president unveiled his anti-crime plan Wednesday following a surge in violent crime across the country — particularly in big cities. Why it matters: Part of the administration's plan involves cracking down on gun dealers. The U.S. has witnessed mass shootings on a weekly basis this year, according to Gun Violence Archive data.
An Iowa teacher has gone viral after posting a series of TikTok videos where she slammed the state's recent ban on teaching critical race theory. My governor has put into place some ridiculous legislation that many governors across the country have put into place, such as I can't teach anything divisive, I can't teach critical race theory, and I can't teach about racial equity,” Megan Geha, a special education teacher at Des Moines East High School, said in one of the videos. In subsequent videos, Geha complained that she, as a teacher, can no longer be an activist like she could “in the past.
Advisers to former President Donald Trump were reportedly hoping his battle with COVID-19 last year would give him a "newfound appreciation for the seriousness" of the virus — only for it to ultimately become clear he "hadn't changed at all." A new excerpt from the book Nightmare Scenario published Thursday in The Washington Post describes the "extraordinary effort to get Trump lifesaving drugs" when he contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized in October 2020. According to the book, Trump's medical advisers hoped during this time that his illness "would inspire him to take the virus seriously."
A man spending time with his son on Father's Day was allegedly asked to leave an amusement park in San Jose, Calif., after security accused him of having "gang-related" tattoos. What happened: Mark Devera was recording his son on a Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ride when amusement park security guards confronted him about his "Pinoy Pride" tattoos on Sunday, according to KPIX5. One of the guards allegedly told Devera he was not allowed on the premises, citing “gang-related” tattoos are against their policy.
The suspect "will be booked at the Alameda County Jail to include charges of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), felony evading, felony hit and run, and resisting arrest," CHP said.
Images and video shared on social media early Thursday morning show the devastating aftermath of a partial collapse of a building in Surfside, Florida. The 12-story oceanfront condo tower near Miami collapsed around 2 a.m. Thursday, leaving at least 10 people injured and one person dead, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told the Miami Herald. The collapse of Champlain Towers South Condo was shown in surveillance video obtained by WSVN.
The lawyer for the Lexington police union says it was not a conflict of interest or inappropriate for him to ask the Fayette County Republican Party to vote on a resolution opposing a local ban on no-knock warrants. On Monday, the Fayette County Republican Party passed a resolution supporting the stance of the Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge 4, which has opposed the ban on no-knock warrants. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council will take its final vote on Thursday night.
When a condo building collapsed in Florida early Thursday morning, crews rushed to the town of Surfside to look for people who may have gotten trapped under the debris, the Miami Herald reported. Here's what we know about search-and-rescue efforts in disasters that are similar to the one unfolding north of Miami Beach. After a building collapse or a similar incident, search-and-rescue teams may be called in to help look for people.
An investigation into the Michigan election by state Republican lawmakers has concluded that there is no evidence of widespread fraud and dismissed the need for an Arizona-style forensic audit of the results. The news comes amid a broad push by many Republicans – from Donald Trump to state parties – to push unfounded lies about Joe Biden's victory, often promoting baseless conspiracy theories and evidence-free accusations of fraud. The Michigan Republican report released on Wednesday followed 28 hours of legislative hearings starring local and national pro-Trump conspiracy theorists such as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
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.
Apple claims that allowing developers to distribute apps outside its official App Store would "expose users to serious security risks". A new report from the company argues strongly against allowing so-called sideloading of apps. The report suggests a range of hypothetical problems including ransomware and financial scams.
The two-sentence report from the police station left a community craving for more details. pm Commerce Blvd. Home Depot for disorderly people having an exorcism in the lumber aisle for the dead trees.
The Russian government says that it will bomb British navy vessels if there are any further provocations in the Black Sea, after the confrontation between a British navy destroyer Russian forces there on Wednesday (June 23). This is video of incident filmed by a BBC news team as it played out. It starts with HMS Defender in disputed waters near Crimea, claimed by Russia but recognized by the West as belonging to Ukraine.
Boris Johnson said there is a "real opportunity to open up travel" this summer for those who have two doses of the Covid vaccine, in the clearest signal yet that quarantine will be waived for those who are fully protected. Asked about Angela Merkel's call to impose quarantine for British travellers to the EU, the Prime Minister said: "I think that the real opportunity we all have now is to open up travel through the double jab." In the Government's latest travel restrictions review, Malta was added to the green list and the Balearics, Madeira and 12 other countries and territories have been added to the new green 'watchlist', which means they are subject to switch to the amber or red lists without warning.
A Florida high-rise that collapsed early Thursday was determined to be unstable a year ago, according to a researcher at Florida International University. The building, which was constructed in 1981, has been sinking at an alarming rate since the 1990s, according to a study in 2020 by Shimon Wdowinski, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment. When Wdowinski saw the news that the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside collapsed, he instantly remembered it from the study, he said.
President Joe Biden joked about people who say they need to own weapons to "take on the government." In the speech, Biden outlined his administration's plan to tackle gun violence in the US. President Joe Biden joked that people who think they needed guns to take on the US government would actually need nuclear weapons.
Video captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday. Shocking footage captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday. Video posted to Twitter by Andy Slater, a Fox Sports 640 radio host, reportedly shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside suddenly plummet to the ground at around 1:30 a.m.
A Johnson County judge's constitutional challenges to new state emergency management laws are meritless and moot, the Kansas Attorney general's office said. In court records filed Wednesday, Solicitor General Brant Laue defended Senate Bill 40 — the expansive rewrite of Kansas emergency management law that opened the door to lawsuits against state and local COVID-19 precautions — against a Johnson County judge's position that elements of the bill violate due process rights. In early June, Johnson County District Judge David Hauber expressed his concerns in a ruling on a lawsuit parents filed against the Shawnee Mission School District seeking to force an end to the district's mask mandates.
“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.”