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Adult film star Dakota Skye was discovered dead in Los Angeles, a family member confirmed. Skye, whose real name was Lauren Scott, came from a family with a history of addiction, her aunt claimed in an interview. "She died almost exactly two years after her mother, my baby sister's, death which was caused by addiction and alcoholism," Linda Arden told The Sun. "Lauren was a product of a highly dysfunctional family involving drugs, alcohol, physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse," the aunt added.
Three people were killed and at least six people were shot in an early morning shooting Saturday in Cleveland, police said. No other details were released, but it was one of multiple mass shootings to occur Friday and Saturday around the country. At least 14 people were injured Saturday in a shooting in Austin, Texas, where two people were in critical condition, said interim police Chief Joseph Chacon.
Israeli police said a Palestinian woman carrying a knife ran toward an Israeli military checkpoint on Saturday and was shot dead by a private security guard. The shooting took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem, one of the largest in the occupied West Bank. Police said the woman, identified as a 28-year-old resident of a West Bank refugee camp, had ignored calls by the guard to stop.
A Frenchman accused of inspiring the kidnapping in eastern France of a girl whose mother had lost custody was expelled by Malaysia on Sunday. France had issued an Interpol arrest notice for Remy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was detained on immigration charges by Malaysia after living in the Southeast Asian country for several years. Daillet, his pregnant partner and children were placed on a commercial flight on Sunday, a Malaysian official said.
Boris Johnson signed off on the £100 billion High Speed 2 rail line based on "garbage" data predicting an exponential increase in demand for the service, Dominic Cummings has claimed. In a posting on the Substack website, the Prime Minister's former chief adviser, said that he and other officials had highlighted "absurdities" in the evidence presented to Mr Johnson to justify pressing ahead with the construction of the line last year. While his latest comments will deepen the rift between Mr Johnson and his former advisor, they will also add to the growing clamour for the controversial high-speed rail scheme connecting Northern cities to the capital to be scrapped.
Eight people died and three others were injured when a toxic chemical leaked Saturday at a plant in the southwestern Chinese city of Guiyang, authorities said. The leak happened as workers were unloading a shipment of methyl formate from a vehicle at a chemical handling facility. An investigation is underway, according to the China National Emergency Broadcasting.
I've been watching it from the start, from the time I arrived in then-Democratic Texas just out of college in 1978 to my years as a reporter in Washington through four revolutions — Ronald Reagan's, Newt Gingrich's, the tea party's and Donald Trump's — each of which took the party farther right. From this perspective, it seems clear that the antidemocratic drift of the GOP will continue, regardless of Trump's role. He didn't cause its crackup, he accelerated it.
Boris Johnson was left infuriated on Saturday when Emmanuel Macron suggested in head-to-head G7 summit talks that Northern Ireland was not part of the UK. The Prime Minister attempted to explain his frustration with the Northern Ireland Protocol by asking Mr Macron what he would do if sausages from Toulouse could not be moved to Paris, according to a UK government source. The French president was said to have retorted by arguing that the comparison did not work because Paris and Toulouse were both part of the same country, incorrectly suggesting Northern Ireland is not within the UK.
Historic Latta Plantation refused to apologize Saturday for a controversial program whose racist Juneteenth event description promised to tell the story of “white refugees” and defeated Confederate soldiers. In a lengthy post on the website of the living history museum near Charlotte, site manager Ian Campbell, who noted that he is Black, called out Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and other critics of the event. At issue was the plantation's online and social media promotion for the $25 event, called “Kingdom Coming,” which was set to take place next Saturday, on Juneteenth.
AMMAN (Reuters) -Jordan's military court will start the trial next week of a former royal court chief and a minor royal on charges of agitating to destabilise the monarchy, state media said on Sunday. Prosecutors last week referred to court the case of Bassem Awadallah, an ex-royal court chief and finance minister who played a big role in the drive to liberalise Jordan's economy, and Sherif Hassan Zaid, a distant relative of King Abdullah. They were arrested in early April when former heir to the throne Prince Hamza was placed under house arrest over allegations that he had liaised with foreign parties over a plot to destabilise Jordan, a close U.S. ally in the Middle East.
US lawmakers have introduced five bills aimed at limiting the power held by Big Tech companies. The bills were drafted after a 16-month investigation into the powers of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook. "Bills that target specific companies, instead of focusing on business practices, are simply bad policy... and could be ruled unconstitutional," Neil Bradley from the US Chamber of Commerce said in a statement.
Cayley Mandadi, 19, a sophomore at Trinity University, was last seen alive at a San Antonio music festival with her boyfriend Mark Howerton, 22, on Oct. 29, 2017. Howerton told police that on the night of the concert the couple took party drugs and had consensual sex. At some point, Cayley stopped breathing.
A plane that crashed in 1965 and was never found may have been located in a California lake. Workers testing underwater surveying equipment found a plane in Folsom Lake, CNN reported. The wreckage of a small airplane was found deep underwater in a California lake as workers were testing surveying equipment, CNN reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that Trump is "extraordinary" and "talented." Putin added that he hopes that Biden is less "impulse-based" than Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin heaped praise on former President Trump in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Friday.
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador praised Kamala Harris after meeting her this week. "It was such a good meeting that I called her 'president,'" López Obrador told reporters Wednesday. Harris held in-person meetings with Mexico's president to discuss the migrant crisis.
For about 30 years, Karen Barnes has worked to help people experiencing homelessness in the state. Many of those she and her team have worked with suffer from extreme mental illness and other illnesses, from out-of-control diabetes to sexually transmitted diseases and wounds and abscesses that went untreated for such a long time that maggots have infested them. "The fact that people are somehow able to survive out there for that long is you know, amazing, but they have to be really tough," said Barnes, who helps lead an outreach team at PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) in Los Angeles aiming to help those experiencing homelessness on transit lines.
According Hissrich, the car went 200 feet into the building. He told CBS News witnesses reported seeing the car traveling at high speeds before crashing.
Bystanders rescued an 11-year-old boy who was hit by a drunk driver in Colorado, police say. The boy was riding his bike at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when the driver struck and dragged him, 9News reported. Bystanders rescued an 11-year-old boy Thursday when they lifted an SUV off of him after a suspected drunk driver hit him and dragged him a "considerable distance," police said.
The former US ambassador to the European Union has revealed the one thing that G7 leaders can do to help Joe Biden keep Donald Trump out of the White House. Anthony Gardner, who represented the Obama administration as ambassador to the EU, says that world leaders should help Mr Biden achieve a real victory against China. This, he claims, would help nullify the one-term president's attacks on Mr Biden and reduce the chance of Mr Trump returning to power in 2024.
When his lieutenant got physical in a work-related dispute, a young NYPD officer hit the record button on his body-worn camera — and broke new ground in how the cameras are used and regulated. Officer Christopher Schroeck, 28, turned on the body cam to record his lieutenant, Jeffery Gurley, in the lower Manhattan Public Service Area 4 stationhouse on May 31. Gurley, 41, admitted putting his hands on the young officer's camera as he yelled at him for being late.
American Airlines canceled two of my flights when flying home from Bogotá, Colombia to New York, effectively leaving me stranded in the country. American ended up giving me $24 in meal vouchers and a free layover hotel but had to fly me 2,000 miles from my original destination. American had appeared to be the best choice because of the number of flights it had between Bogotá and the US.
Timothy J. Wall had mental health struggles before he walked into a Florida Publix on Thursday and shot a grandmother, her nearly 2-year-old grandson and then himself, authorities and family say. Maj. Talal Masri with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Friday that the gunman first shot the child at the Royal Palm Beach grocery store and that the 69-year-old woman then "instinctively jumps in and is trying to stop him." Authorities and Wall's family on Friday described him as a financially troubled individual who struggled with mental health disorders.
A high school awarded white students top honors after two Black students were already chosen. Parents at a Mississippi school claimed it had miscalculated the criteria for valedictorian and salutatorian. Breaking with tradition, the school ended up naming two white students as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian.
Before his first overseas trip since taking office, Biden signalled a return to “normal” for G7 leaders with his “America is back” mantra, hoping to soothe over tensions and repair relationships antagonised by Trump. French President Emmanuel Macron was filmed throwing his arm around Biden during a photo appearance. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the US president as a “breath of fresh air” following their first meeting.
Celebrated Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan was suspended for three matches on Saturday after kicking over the stumps in a wild reaction to a cricket umpire's decision the day before. The Bangladesh Cricket Board also fined Shakib $5,900 for his actions during Friday's match in the Dhaka Premier League. In a match between traditional rivals, Mohammedan Sporting Club captain Shakib was bowling against Abahani Limited captain Mushfiqur Rahim, a fellow Bangladesh international.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”