The witness who recorded the incident said she couldn't believe what happened after a pair of San Diego officers investigated the man, whom they accused of urinating in public.'He's harmless' »
Iran has played a key role in helping the militant Palestinian group Hamas to develop the deadly weapons arsenal that has allowed it to hit targets deep inside Israel, according to Western intelligence officials. Senior Hamas commanders are believed to have made regular visits to Iran, where they have undergone training in the production and operation of sophisticated weapons systems, as well as inspecting rocket production facilities controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The IRGC's elite Quds Force - which translates as 'Jerusalem Force' - has responsibility for Iran's dealings with Hamas.
A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 67-year-old Asian woman in Fremont, Calif. on Thursday. Caught in the act: Fremont police said the assault was still in progress when they responded to the problem call at approximately 11 a.m. “This was in an exterior portion of a residence, so it was obvious when the officers arrived on scene what was happening,” Sergeant Ricardo Tores said, according to KGO.
The hacker group DarkSide, which was responsible for a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline and led to fuel shortages in multiple states this week, claims to be shutting down, Krebs on Security and several cybersecurity firms report. Why it matters: In a message from a cybercrime forum, the group said it had lost access to the infrastructure needed to carry out its extortion operations and that a cryptocurrency account it uses to pay its affiliates had been drained. What they're saying: “Servers were seized (country not named), money of advertisers and founders was transferred to an unknown account,” reads the message, which was reviewed by Krebs.
Federal agents in Alabama on Friday arrested a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student accused of killing a Yale University student in February, ending a months-long nationwide hunt, local media reported. The U.S. Marshals Service said it took Qinxuan Pan into custody in Alabama, an ABC news affiliate in New Haven, Connecticut reported. Pan was wanted in the Feb. 6 killing of Kevin Jiang, a 26-year-old graduate student at the Yale School of the Environment, located in New Haven, about 80 miles (129 km) northeast of New York City.
Israeli ground forces attacked Gaza early Friday morning, according to a tweet by the IDF. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the operation will continue "as long as necessary" soon after the assualt began. More than 100 people in Gaza have been killed since Monday, according to the BBC.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that neighbouring Ukraine was becoming 'anti-Russia' and that Moscow would be ready to react to what he said were threats to its own security. Putin was speaking a day after a Ukrainian court placed Viktor Medvedchuk, a prominent pro-Russian politician who says Putin is godfather to his daughter, under house arrest. Medvedchuk, who has promoted closer ties with Moscow and acted as an intermediary between Moscow and Kyiv in the past, is being investigated over treason allegations he calls politically-motivated.
A South Carolina woman caught fire during a police chase Thursday after multiple containers of gasoline exploded in the back of her car, officials said. The woman, identified as 28-year-old Jessica Dale Patterson, was taken to a hospital, the Pickens County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. “Before leaving the scene, Ms. Patterson told deputies that she was transporting several containers of fuel that she was hoarding in the trunk,” officials said.
When COVID-19 first began spreading, public health and medical experts began talking about the need for the U.S. to reach herd immunity to stop the coronavirus from spreading. Experts have estimated that between 60% and 90% of people in the U.S. would need to be vaccinated for that to happen. Only about 35% of the population has been fully vaccinated, and yet the CDC said on May 14, 2021 that fully vaccinated people can lose their masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.
Five months after Suzanne Morphew vanished without a trace while out on a bike ride last Mother's Day, the Chaffee County Clerk's Office in Colorado received a bizarre notification: a mail-in ballot for the 2020 election had been submitted under her name. When a Chaffee County sergeant went to the clerk's office to check out the ballot, he saw that it had been handwritten and dated Oct. 15, 2020—and included the signature of her husband, Barry Lee Morphew, on the witness line. “I wanted Trump… to win,” Morphew told FBI agents when questioned about submitting his wife's voting ballot.
President Joe Biden on Friday put the kibosh on his predecessor's planned “National Garden of American Heroes" and revoked former President Donald Trump's executive orders aimed at social media companies' moderation policies and branding American foreign aid. In an executive order of his own, Biden abolished the Trump-formed task force to create the new monument, which the former president proposed last year. It was to have featured sculptures of dozens of American historical figures, including presidents, athletes and pop culture icons, envisioned by Trump as “a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live."
LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks after the first, a British study said. The study released on Friday is the first to directly compare immune responses of the Pfizer shot from the three-week dosing interval tested in clinical trials, and the extended 12-week interval that British officials recommend in order to give more vulnerable people at least some protection quickly. After Britain moved to extend the interval between doses, Pfizer and vaccine partner BioNTech said there was no data to back up the move.
As the city's luxury real estate market reaches new heights, these high-end homes won't be around for long Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer advised to wear masks in many indoor settings, but what about in stores? Many national retailers are reviewing their guidelines following Thursday's announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 “can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing,” with some exceptions including while traveling on planes, buses and trains. Here's a look at the some of the retailers still requiring all customers to wear masks.
On Wednesday, House Republicans voted to strip Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo. of her role as chair of the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in party leadership in the House. Much hay has been made of the Republicans' reasons for doing this.
Houston police believe India the tiger, who is still missing, has traded hands up to eight times this past week in the city's exotic animal trade.
At 55, disabled and “infuriated,” Ann Butner spoke with indignation. “I want to ask him, who gave him the right to be czar?” she said of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, who announced that he would no longer as of June 12 allow the state to give its unemployed workers the supplemental $300 per week checks approved by the federal government. Missouri is among at least 12 Republican-led states now ending them in June or July, they say, to spur people back to work and jolt a still-lagging economy.
With interest in COVID-19 vaccination flagging in South Carolina, state health officials are looking for ways to incentivize getting that shot in the arm. The idea of rewarding residents for getting a jab has taken off across the country in recent weeks, with states like West Virginia offering young people a $100 savings bond to get stuck and Ohio entering vaccine recipients in a $1 million lottery drawing. “We're open to almost anything that will encourage folks to get the vaccine and that is legal,” S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Edward Simmer told agency board members Thursday.
EXCLUSIVE: Farrah Abraham tells Fox News she's "disturbed" by Chrissy Teigen after a past tweet in which the former model referred to the "Teen Mom" alum as a "w---e" who has been exposed. Teigen is at the center of a bullying scandal that's gone viral after Courtney Stodden exposed the star for publicly criticizing them on Twitter years ago when they were just a teen. Stodden's remarks prompted conservative commentator Candace Owens to dig up and share a number of Teigen's old tweets, some of which show her mock and even encourage suicide upon other stars like Abraham and Lindsay Lohan.
The mayor of a small town in Washington is getting a lot of reaction from the community after photos of him wearing a controversial T-shirt circulated online. Sequim Mayor William Armacost was seen in the photo wearing a black T-shirt with a skull, two guns and the words, “This is the USA – We Eat Meat – We Drink Beer – We Own Guns – We Speak English – We Love Freedom – If you do not like that get the ---- out.” The photo, taken in Costco May 2, appears in a May 3 Facebook post from Laurey Hansen-Carl.
A judge has allowed two prominent Capitol riot defendants to go on a family road trip. Both men were seen in pictures and videos at the Capitol insurrection, one of them holding a Confederate flag. The man pictured walking through the US Capitol holding a massive Confederate flag during the January 6 insurrection is about to head on a family road trip after a judge approved the vacation earlier this month.
In public, President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like to tout their decadeslong relationship as warm and friendly. Now it's being tested anew as Biden tiptoes into the deadly Israel-Gaza conflict, some of the region's worst violence in years, and tries to exert American leverage to restore calm in the region. "They are almost the antithesis of one another politically," said Khalil Jahshan, a Palestinian American political analyst and executive director of Arab Center Washington DC.
She's back and she definitely knows how to make an entrance. Mere days after vacationing with her ex fiance Ben Affleck in Montana, Jennifer Lopez returned to Miami. Earlier this week, the superstar was pictured shooting an ad for Coach, and also doing a little maintenance at the gym.
A lawsuit claims a GOP congressman's son lived in a basement storage space in the Capitol. An ex-staffer is suing Rep. Doug Lamborn's office, alleging retaliation over his December firing. The lawsuit also accuses the Colorado lawmaker of dangerously flouting COVID-19 safety protocols.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has faced accusations of bullying and even calls for her arrest after she reportedly accosted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the halls of Congress. Ms Greene, a controversial GOP members of Congress, was overheard accosting Ms Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday evening by two reporters from The Washington Post . “You don't care about the American people,” Ms Greene screamed, falsely referring to activists and Black Lives Matter organisations as “terrorists”.
Buckingham Palace reportedly asked a Trump supporter to remove an image of the Queen from his bus. The doctored image showed Queen Elizabeth II wearing a MAGA hat, BuzzFeed News reported. The bus belongs to Trump supporter Buddy Hall and appeared at a May 7 Republican rally in Florida.
“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.”