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In I, Sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo speaks at length about the 2002 reign of terror he and partner John Allen Muhammad carried out in the Washington, D.C., area, resulting in ten deaths. Yet despite using audio clips from his phone calls as narration, Vice's eight-part docuseries (premiering May 10) is most notable for putting its prime emphasis on the pair's innocent victims, and the countless friends, family members and loved ones left to cope with unthinkable tragedy.
A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday, police said. The shooting happened just after midnight in a mobile home park on the east side of Colorado Springs, police said. Officers arrived at a trailer to find six dead adults and a man with serious injuries who died later at a hospital, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.
Body after body, coffin after coffin, the weeping crowds carried them up to the graveyard. The dead from three blasts that tore through crowds of mostly teenage girls as they left school on Saturday were so numerous that gravediggers had to set aside a separate corner of the cemetery to hold them. The new area, on a hillside overlooking the Afghan capital Kabul, received 45 bodies on Sunday.
A 12-year-old reportedly died after getting punched in the head by a fellow classmate, local news reported. The student, Romy Vilsaint, told his family that someone punched him in exchange for one dollar. New York police and the Department of Education are investigating this incident.
The Scottish National Party won its fourth straight parliamentary election on Saturday and insisted it will push on with another referendum on Scotland's independence from the U.K. even though it failed by one seat to secure a majority. Final results of Thursday's election showed the SNP winning 64 of the 129 seats in the Edinburgh-based Scottish Parliament. The result extends the party's dominance of Scottish politics since it first won power in 2007.
Greece is disappointed that it has been designated an 'amber' destination by Britain, with hoteliers reporting that cancellations are “pouring in” from British tourists. Greece had hoped to be declared a safe 'green' country on the UK's controversial traffic light system of tourist destinations. “Cancellations are starting to pour in for this [three-week] period,” Minas Hatzimichail, the president of the Hoteliers' Association of the island of Kos told the Greek TV station ANT1.
Helmut Jahn, a prominent German architect who designed an Illinois state government building and worked on the design of the FBI headquarters in Washington, was killed when two vehicles struck the bicycle he was riding outside Chicago. Jahn, 81, was struck Saturday afternoon while riding north on a village street in Campton Hills, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Chicago. Jahn failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection and was struck by the two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, Campton Hills Police Chief Steven Miller said in a news release.
Sir Keir Starmer was on Saturday night told by senior leftwing Labour MPs to “look in a mirror” for someone to blame for the party's dismal election results as he sacked his chairman. Sir Keir began a major reshuffle of his top team, removing Angela Rayner as his party chairman, prompting an outcry from leftwing Labour MPs. One former party adviser likened Sir Keir to Sir Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader who was forced out of his party before he got the chance to fight a general election.
Melinda Gates reportedly considered divorce for two years before officially filing for one. Melinda Gates has been meeting with divorce lawyers for years before deciding to split up from Bill Gates, the Wall Street Journal reported. The decision rocked the philanthropic and tech communities but was a long time coming, according to the Journal.
A man hiking a Missouri trail was shot over the weekend by a hunter who mistook him for a turkey, police say. Around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, St. Charles County police responded to the Lewis and Clark Trail, the agency wrote in a Facebook post. A hunter thought the hiker was a turkey and shot him, police said.
The Republican governor of Maryland described Donald Trump's presidency as “the worst four years” that his party has “ever” endured. Larry Hogan, a frequent Trump critic, told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that the GOP has now shaped itself into a “sort of a circular firing squad” against its members. “I think we've got to get back to winning elections again, and we have to be able to have a Republican Party that appeals to a broader group of people,” Mr Hogan said.
United just began flying between New York City and California again for the first time since 2015. Flights use John F. Kennedy International Airport and are flown by a premium-configured Boeing 767-300ER offering 46 business class seats, 22 premium economy seats, and 99 economy seats. In economy, however, many of the most desirable seats are dubbed "Economy Plus" and come at a premium, with few options to get a good seat for those that don't want to pay up.
Two friends were out to catch striped bass in Tennessee but ended up reeling in something “unexpected.” The fishermen, Matt and Jason, were fly fishing on the Caney Fork River when a large, prehistoric fish latched onto their line and started pulling their boat, according to a Saturday Facebook post from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “The American paddlefish are prehistoric fish that can grow over 5 feet long, weigh as much as 200 pounds, and live beyond 30 years,” the agency said.
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace repeatedly grilled Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) about former President Donald Trump's role in the Capitol insurrectionist riot, asking if he believes it is a “lie” that the 2020 election was stolen. Banks, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, has been one of the key figures in the House GOP when it comes to ousting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from leadership over her refusal to accept Trump's bogus claims about the election. The Indiana congressman has called Cheney's continued criticism of Trump “an unwelcome distraction,” adding that “this idea that you just disregard President Trump is not where” the GOP is.
year-old Isaac Jackson, who was a passenger, and the driver, were inside the car when someone fired multiple rounds at them, police say. Jackson died at the scene.
Archaeologists have found the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome, Italy. The Neanderthals were allegedly hunted and mauled to death by hyenas, experts say. Archaeologists have discovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals who were hunted and mauled to death by a pack of hyenas in a cave just outside Rome, the Italian Culture Ministry announced Saturday.
An Australian couple fed their Arab Bull puppies a vegan diet consisting of grains and chickpeas. One of the dogs was rehomed, but the other puppy - Roo - was euthanized. An Australian couple has been banned from owning pets for three years and fined around $7,000 for feeding their emaciated dogs a vegan diet, according to ABC Australia.
The Colonial Pipeline shutdown could affect gas prices — but only if operations don't resume soon, experts say. The company, which says it's the “largest refined products pipeline” in the country, said in a statement Saturday that it was the “victim of a cybersecurity attack” involving ransomware and that it “proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat,” temporarily shutting down all pipeline operations. Now, some are concerned about increased fuel prices resulting from the shutdown.
Close allies of Former President Donald Trump are reportedly growing increasingly frustrated over his obsession with getting revenge on people he thinks have wronged him, according to a report by the Washington Post. Republican leadership and Trump allies told the Post they wish he was working to protect his administration's policies and helping the GOP in 2022 as opposed to wasting his time on "petty rivalries and grievances." The report cites interviews with 13 former White House officials, advisors, and allies, most of whom asked to remain anonymous.
In the last year, workers have called on their workplaces to address political issues like systemic racism. The founders of Basecamp recently shut down political talk at work, which shows how little say employees have. Businesses are structured like dictatorships, which disempowers workers, weakens democracy, and consolidates the power of bosses.
A Fort Myers area nurse stole a surgical anesthetic during her shift, injected herself with it and was found passed out in a utility closet, the state said. That's according to the emergency restriction order (ERO) put on the license of registered nurse Trinia Ellis, who was working at Lehigh Regional Medical Center. The order prevents Ellis from practicing nursing until the Intervention Program for Nurses (IPN), which monitors impaired nurses, tells the Florida Department of Health that Ellis is safe to practice again.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter survived its first one-way flight, landing in a new airfield on Mars. Ingenuity's most ambitious, risky maneuver yet took it to a record height of 33 feet. Now Ingenuity begins a new mission: helping NASA practice for future Mars helicopters.
May 8—After a tough year for local businesses due to the pandemic, the reversal of many coronavirus restrictions this month may prove to be a welcomed relief. Bellano said the May 1 changes mostly affected restaurants with outdoor seating, while the May 19 changes will mostly affect indoor restaurants and businesses. On May 19, all remaining restrictions will be lifted, except masks will continue to be required in all indoor public settings where social distancing is not possible.
European Union leaders this week urged the White House to lift restrictions on Covid-19 vaccine exports to boost global supplies, after the US announced its support for waiving intellectual property restrictions on vaccine patents. “We don't think, in the short term, that it's the magic bullet,” European Council President Charles Michel said during a summit in Portugal on Saturday. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany – home to Pfizer vaccine collaborator BioNTech – said she sees “more risks than opportunities” in releasing vaccine patents.
A Pennsylvania lawsuit said Tesla was in breach of its contract after raising a Solar Roof price. The suit, filed by Philip Dahlin and Mary Arndtsen, said it would seek federal class-action status. The increase "was a significant disappointment," Dahlin told Insider.
“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.”