Jamal Khashoggi's long and complicated relationship with Osama bin Laden is the subject of Episode 3 of the new season of the Yahoo News podcast "Conspiracyland."Open to multiple interpretations »
An Asian American college student in San Diego ended up at the hospital after being attacked by “older and larger” individuals over beach space last week. What happened: Kobe La, who suffered serious injuries, was out with his friends at Ocean Beach on June 15 when the attack happened just after 9 p.m. In an Instagram post, his aunt, Jovian, recalled the incident as a fight over beach space.
California will pay off the accumulated unpaid rent that has piled up during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AP reports. The big picture: A little over 2% of people in California who have applied for rent relief during the pandemic have received it, KQED reports. The state has accrued $5.2 billion from various federal aid packages to pay off people's rent, which should be enough to get the job done, Jason Elliott, senior counselor to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on housing and homelessness, told AP.
Over the last decade, Democrats in key states have relinquished control of redistricting to "independent commissions ... free of partisan interference," a decision made for the sake of "good government" that could, however, affect the left's ability to hold onto their majority in 2022, Politico writes. Despite agreeing that redistricting reform is needed, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) added that Republicans are "carving up left and right" in rabidly partisan states, while Democrats, rather, are "unilaterally disarming," per Politico. For example, when Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D) this spring offered an effective redistricting veto in exchange for the right's cooperation with her legislative agenda, Democrats were "unsparing" in their condemnation, writes Politico.
US Catholic bishops are on a potential collision course with President Joe Biden after voting to commission a document that may call for him to be barred from Holy Communion. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) clashed online over whether to draw up a teaching document on politicians who support abortion. Holy Communion is the most important ritual in the Catholic Christian faith.
When researchers looked at the marijuana habits of a group of people ages 18 to 30, and then again 25 years later, one finding rose above the fog: For every five years of lighting up, your ability to recall common words slides. At the beginning of the study, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, 84 percent of the group reported using marijuana, while less than 12 percent reported still smoking it 25 years later. During the follow-up, participants were given standard cognitive tests that measured three things: processing speed (for example, solving simple math problems), verbal memory (word recall), and higher-level skills that show how well different parts of the brain are working together.
Donald Trump wanted to send Americans who had Covid to Guantanamo Bay to stop them spreading the disease across the United States, a new book has claimed. In the early stages of the pandemic, it is alleged that Mr Trump suggested that Americans infected abroad should not be brought back home for care, but should instead be isolated at the military base in Cuba.
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The Durham Police Department on Monday identified a man killed in a weekend shooting as 21-year-old Fabian Jose Aldana-Tesco. When officers arrived, they found Aldana-Tesco injured and lying in the parking lot, according to a news release Sunday. Witnesses said he was shot during an argument, according to police.
Three California kids vacationing in Florida tied a rope around an alligator and dragged it to shore from the water at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Brevard County, FOX 11 Los Angeles and Florida Today reported. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office responded Thursday evening, according to Florida Today. The incident involved California youths who are 16, 8 and 6.
The introduction of flexible rail tickets - aimed at a growing number of commuters who only travel to the office two or three days a week - has had a muted response. The Campaign for Better Transport said commuters will be "disappointed", while rail expert Tony Miles, of Modern Railways magazine, also had reservations. But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the new tickets would offer "greater freedom and choice about how we travel, simpler ticketing and a fairer fare".
A massive explosion on Friday off Florida's east coast was so intense that it registered a 3.9 in earthquake terms. All the commotion was for our national security, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. Apparently, America is getting a new aircraft carrier, and before it heads to battle it needs to get the kinks, if any, worked out.
Singer Nina Simone's granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of bullying her mother to the point that she almost committed suicide when Harris was serving as California's attorney general. “As I said before, Ask her why she separated my family,” Simone's granddaughter, ReAnna Simone Kelly, said of Harris on Twitter. Simone Kelly's remarks came in response to a Twitter user questioning the need for Nina Simone's estate to maintain a social media presence, which the younger Simone said was out of the family's control.
Iran's president-elect said Monday he wouldn't meet with President Biden nor negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week's election.
Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it continues northeast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm will likely peter out in the next 24 hours. Claudette, the third named storm of the season, is moving east-northeast at 28 mph with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph with higher gusts, according to the 11 a.m. advisory.
Underwater avalanche continued for two days Science drill ship sets depth record off Japan Oceans' extreme depths measured in precise detail The achievement to date still leaves, of course, four-fifths of Earth's oceans without a contemporary depth sounding. But the GEBCO initiative is confident the data deficit can be closed this decade with a concerted global effort. "It doesn't matter whether you operate a high-tech fleet of ships or you're just a simple boat-owner - every piece of data matters in this giant jigsaw we're making," said project director, Jamie McMichael-Phillips.
A ginormous compound with loads of extra features made for entertaining has hit the real estate market in Colorado for $42 million. Surrounded by breathtaking views, the town of Edwards — located 86 miles from Denver — is an idyllic setting for the 30,350-square-foot main mansion with eight bedrooms and the other buildings on the 250-acre property. “When you pull through the gates it's very understated, you could be pulling onto any ranch in Colorado,” listing agent Barbara Scrivens of LIV Sotheby's International said to Mansion Global.
Drivers in black Toyotas engaged in a rolling shootout on Interstate 95 as Monday morning's rush hour began in Northeast Miami-Dade, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The bullets between the Toyota Venza and the Toyota Camry flew around 7 a.m. as the two cars barreled down I-95's southbound lanes, FHP said, parallel to the Northwest 151st Street exit on the northbound side. FHP and Miami-Dade police are investigating what troopers termed “a road rage incident.”
Morrisons has rejected a £5.5bn takeover proposal from US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The UK's fourth-largest supermarket, with 118,000 staff, said the offer "significantly undervalues" the firm. CD&R, where former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy is an advisor, confirmed it was considering a formal bid after weekend media speculation about its plans.
Dick Cheney called his daughter Liz to warn her after Trump singled her out on January 6. The controversial former vice president is said to consider Trump an "abysmal" president. Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted from her GOP leadership position over her opposition to Trump.
A woman tweeted that Florida bartender Max Gutierrez helped her out of a harassment situation. Gutierrez later identified himself as the bartender pictured on Twitter. A woman's tweet thanking a bartender in St. Petersburg, Florida, for protecting them from a customer she said was harassing them has gotten attention for the discreet way he appeared to offer help.
The Israeli military put a high-powered laser weapon system on an aircraft. The Israeli Ministry of Defense said the plane shot down all of the unmanned aircraft it engaged. The Israeli military used a plane armed with a high-powered laser to intercept and shoot down several unmanned aircraft in flight in a first-of-its-kind test for the Israeli armed forces, which are constantly searching for new ways to counter airborne threats like rockets and drones from Gaza and elsewhere.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is bringing back presidential portrait unveilings. Biden will host a White House ceremony later this year to unveil former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's official portraits, according to an NBC News report. The Obamas' portraits are “virtually done,” a person familiar with the process told NBC News.
In an interview with a local reporter from GoLocalProv, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. defended his family's membership in the Bailey's Beach Club in Newport, which has been described as being “all white,” saying, “It's a long tradition in Rhode Island.
Former president Donald Trump wished a happy Father's Day on Sunday to everyone, including his political adversaries, whom he called “losers of the world.” Mr Trump, who is banned from Twitter and Facebook, shared the bizarre Father's Day message through his political action committee. Mr Trump's personal business, the Trump Organisation, also released a Father's Day greeting, describing him and his two oldest sons as "incredible fathers."
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson stalled the passing of making Juneteenth a holiday. On Saturday, June 19, he was booed at an event commemorating the holiday in Wisconsin. Sen. Ron Johnson was booed at an event celebrating Juneteenth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, WDJT reported.
“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.”