The first federal ruling on vaccine mandates came in the case involving Houston Methodist, the first hospital system in the country that required all its employees get vaccinated.Decision could have a ripple effect »
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.
A U.S. tourist was wounded in a shooting attack Friday that killed two men at a beach in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Cancún. The prosecutor's office in the state of Quintana Roo, where Cancún is located, said the two men apparently died of bullet wounds at the scene, and added that “a foreign woman” had been wounded and was taken for treatment to a local hospital. The U.S. Embassy did not immediately respond to questions about the woman's nationality, but a local official confirmed that she was an American.
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.
Missiles hit a hospital in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed fighters on Saturday, killing at least 13 people, including two medical staff, and putting the facility out of service, activists and an aid group said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the shelling, which came from areas where government troops and Kurdish-led fighters are deployed. The governor of Turkey's Hatay's province, across the border from Afrin, also said the attack killed 13 civilians and injured 27, adding that it involved rocket and artillery shelling of the hospital.
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 mystery bidder paid $28 million for a seat on a spaceship with billionaire Jeff Bezos during a live auction on Saturday. It concluded a month-long bidding process for the sightseeing trip on Blue Origin's maiden voyage next month. Within four minutes of the opening of Saturday's live phone auction bids reached beyond $20 million.
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.
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.
Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise appearance at the Pride event in Washington on Saturday but it was one of her protectors who drew the attention of many Twitter users. Any time a president or vice president mingles with the public becomes a challenge for those charged with guarding them – simply because the situation is less under security's control. Much of the Twitter attention was directed at a Secret Service agent near the vice president, a tall man in sunglasses who was seen behind Harris in photos and videos as she traversed the parade area.
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.
But the Beaufort County 911 call records show that some Marines who called for help initially had difficulty being patched through to the emergency dispatchers on Parris Island. At the time, the recruits were participating in the Crucible training, which begins on week 11 of their 13 weeks at Parris Island, a recruit station that trains 20,000 men and women a year. Beals was described as a “gentle giant” who dreamed of joining the military.
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.
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 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.
A Texas man has been indicted for a hate crime and stands accused of harassing and assaulting an Asian family while vacationing in Florida, according to local authorities. Wade Ashton, 54, told the family to “go back to where they came from” as they pet his dogs on Okaloosa Island, which apparently upset Mr Ashton. An argument broke out between a woman and Mr Ashton.
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.
Trump and Biden's first G7 'family photos' tell a very different diplomatic tale. In 2017, Trump made other world leaders wait for him as he took a golf cart to the photo location. In 2021's family photo, leaders are spaced apart likely due to social distancing for COVID-19.
Biden's willingness to pursue a deal may produce a watered-down plan with Republicans that may cost him Democratic support. A group of Senate Democrats are ratcheting up their criticism of ongoing infrastructure negotiations with Republicans - and a few are warning they would derail a deal that omits climate change measures.
Kevin Ware Jr., a former NFL tight end whose girlfriend, Taylor Pomaski, has been missing for nearly two months, was arrested at a Spring, Texas, strip mall on Friday after missing his bond supervision hearings in April and May. “There could be others that were around the house that night,” Eric Zuleger, a former boyfriend of Pomaski's for six years with whom she remained friends, told KPRC 2. Ware, who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Washington's NFL team, was first arrested on April 19 on drug and weapon charges, according to ABC 13.
Shane Wayne Micahel of Des Moines, Iowa was convicted of willful injury causing serious injury. The sentence is among the sternest yet nationwide related to an argument over face coverings. A man in Iowa was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday after he attacked another man who asked him to pull up his face mask, according to the Des Moines Register.
Apple says it will limit the amount of data it hands over to investigators from now on, following revelations that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed the company for information on top congressional Democrats. On Friday, the tech giant announced it will only provide 25 pieces of identifying data – such as phone numbers or email addresses – per legal request, Reuters reported. The new policy comes amid reports that in 2017 and 2018, the Justice Department seized data from the accounts of at least two House Democrats as it investigated leaks regarding the Russia investigation.
Five states have not given at least one COVID-19 vaccine to half their population, according to CDC data. This poses a challenge to President Joe Biden, who wants 70% of Americans partially vaccinated by July 4. Five states - Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Wyoming - have not yet administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to half of their residents, according to CDC data, posing a roadblock to the Biden administration.
Some ships are being approved by the CDC to sail with paying passengers while others are being approved to operate test cruises – the main difference being whether the cruise line will require eligible passengers of a specific ship to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The decision to mandate vaccines on board varies not only by cruise line but also by cruise ship. "Each cruise ship that intends to sail must be approved," Caitlin Shockey, CDC spokesperson, told USA TODAY, noting that at least one test cruise must be conducted for each ship before that ship can be approved to resume sailing with paying passengers.
“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.”