The North Korean leader's sibling dismissed prospects for an early resumption of diplomacy, saying U.S. expectations of talks would "plunge them into a greater disappointment."Impasse over nuclear program »
A man accused of kidnapping and raping a federal parole officer stole her gun and assaulted her at gunpoint, according to new details released by authorities in Tennessee. Antonio Taylor, 31, is accused of holding the parole officer against her will when she stopped by his Memphis apartment Thursday for a check-in visit, WHBQ reported, citing a police affidavit. After overpowering her and stealing her gun, Taylor pinned her down and beat and sexually assaulted her,according to the affidavit.
A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a judge's decision to overturn California's assault weapons ban, which prevents the manufacture and sale of about 60 models and other features of assault weapons. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of Judge Roger T. Benitez's June 4 decision deeming semi-automatic firearms as a good that citizens are entitled to possess for domestic use and defense. On June 10, Attorney General Rob Bonta filed an appeal which the 9th Circuit agreed to take up.
Israel has recommended vaccinating teenagers following several coronavirus outbreaks clustered around schools, with even fully vaccinated people contracting the virus as authorities blame the more infectious delta variant. The country reported 125 new cases in 24 hours on Tuesday, the highest one-day total since the end of April. The latest outbreaks were identified in several schools following random testing and came after Israel removed nearly all of its coronavirus restrictions following a dramatic decrease in cases and a world-leading vaccination campaign that began in December.
Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for COVID-19, according to recent data from the state Department of Public Health. The number of breakthrough cases in the state has been infrequent so far -- accounting for approximately one in 1,000 vaccinated people. As of June 12, there were 3,791 coronavirus cases among the more than 3.7 million fully vaccinated individuals in Massachusetts, reports said.
A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a judge's ruling that overturned California's 30-year assault weapons ban. Driving the news: U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ruled earlier this month that the ban was unconstitutional and likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, but the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has now granted a stay, pending appeal. Why it matters: California has one of the lowest firearm mortality rates in the U.S., and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and Attorney General Rob Bonta cited this fact as proof that the state's law worked.
A group of protesters demonstrating outside Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's home was arrested Monday, police say. Eight people accused of trespassing were arrested after they refused to leave private property at Cruz's home Monday, according to Houston police. “The large majority of the group are extremely peaceful out there expressing the First Amendment rights (to) protest against climate change,” Assistant Police Chief Ban Tien said in a video posted on Facebook.
To the editor: I have been a Roman Catholic for the past 80 years. The fact that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has the temerity even to discuss denying Communion to President Biden for following the law of the land on abortion rights is disgraceful to me. To the editor: Biden opposes abortion personally but "doesn't think he should impose that position on Americans who believe otherwise," as your article put it.
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.
Despite going after journalists as "animals," Fox News host Tucker Carlson is reportedly known to be a "great" anonymous source for reporters, including in "unflattering" stories about former President Donald Trump. The New York Times' Ben Smith reported Sunday on Carlson's "reputation as a source of gossip and insight into the Trump administration," and 16 journalists confirmed that the Fox host has been a "great source," even though he publicly attacks the news media and accuses reporters of lying on his show.
A routine audit by a Central California pistachio producer earlier this month revealed that a whopping 21 tons – 42,00 pounds of the nuts were missing. So the Touchstone Pistachio Company, of Fresno, contacted authorities. It led to the arrest Friday of Alberto Montemayor, 34, of Montemayor Trucking in Delano, reports CBS Fresno affiliate KGPE-TV.
Roomba, Dyson, Bissell, and Shark are on sale across the internet Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
New York prosecutors investigating former President Donald Trump's business have advised Trump's former bodyguard and current chief operating officer, Matthew Calamari, and his son that they should get their own lawyers, not use the Trump Organization's attorneys, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether the Calamaris have illegally avoided paying taxes on benefits provided by the Trump Organization, including housing and cars. New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has been investigating the Trump Organization for a few years, focused most recently on whether the company manipulates the value of its properties to get loans and lower its taxes.
Ronnie Oneal III, who went viral for his fiery opening statements in a Florida courtroom while acting as his own defense attorney, has been found guilty of the March 2018 murders of his disabled young daughter, Ron'Niveya Oneal, and her mother, Kenyatta Barron. Oneal, 32, was also found guilty of the attempted first-degree murder of his son, Ronnie, 11, who took the witness stand against his father, telling him, “You stabbed me,” in his testimony. You are ready to believe my son, whose statements are conflicting all of a sudden because he has been adopted by a detective who worked in this case,” Oneal said to the jury in his closing arguments.
Video taken on the scene of a crash that killed 10 in Alabama shows law enforcement and others, along with badly burned vehicles. (June 21)
Despite a harrowing rescue attempt by his friends, a 16-year-old boy drowned Sunday on Lake Havasu on the California-Arizona border, authorities say. Divers on Monday recovered the body of Isaiah Benz of Canoga Park, California, under 35 feet of water in the lake's South Basin, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office reported. Benz and others had gone swimming in the basin from a rented pontoon boat Sunday morning, but high winds pushed the boat away and he began to struggle in the water, according to the sheriff's office.
The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether Google is dominating the online-advertising market at the expense of its rivals. It will examine Google's role in collecting data, selling advertising space and acting as an online-advertising intermediary. The commission is concerned the technology giant is making it hard for other online advertisers to compete.
More than a year after he took a leave of absence from the Chicago Cubs to try to save his marriage, former Kansas City Royals star Ben Zobrist learned his wife, Julianna, was having an affair with the man acting as a pastoral counselor for the couple. It wasn't until June 3, 2020, that Zobrist learned of the affair “when his wife admitted for the first time in response to a set of written requests for admission in a divorce proceeding, that she and Byron Yawn had been engaged in a sexual relationship for several months and that she had lied about this to Mr. Zobrist,” the lawsuit states. Julianna Zobrist filed a counter-complaint in March 2020.
The Trump Organization has filed suit against the city of New York for ending its contract at Ferry Point Park golf course after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The company owned by former President Donald Trump has operated the Bronx golf course since 2015, however, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio denounced Trump after the deadly riots two weeks before Joe Biden's inauguration and subsequently terminated business with his organization. The lawsuit alleges that de Blasio had a “pre-existing, politically-based predisposition to terminate Trump-related contracts, and the City used the events of January 6, 2021, as a pretext to do so.
What to do if you encounter a bear while biking A calm mind and knowledge about the types of bears you might run into are your most valuable assets, according to experts with Recreational Equipment, Inc, an outdoor co-op. All bears can get scared when a biker who's skidding through sharp turns and speeding downhill disrupts their peaceful rummaging for berries. But with grizzlies, a startling experience can more quickly turn into an aggressive one compared to black bears.
Last week, a stranger threatened to beat up me and my husband in the checkout area of a grocery store. In fact, not long before, in another supermarket, another city, an elderly man raged and shouted at me, claiming that I was standing too close, and the cashier said, “He comes in here and does this all the time.” As Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, recently said: “We've never before seen aggression and violence on our planes like we have in the past five months.”
Including gadgets from Apple, Samsung, Anker, and more Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
It reportedly will say that UFO sightings by credible witnesses, including military pilots and ship crews, are of unknown origin. They're not cutting-edge American military hardware, the Pentagon concludes, according to a report by the New York Times. But what they are remains unknown or at least unsaid.
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.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Olympic organisers plan to allow the sale of alcohol to Tokyo 2020 spectators, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday, drawing criticism from residents of the capital who face curbs on bars to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Alcohol will be served at Olympic venues at limited times, Kyodo reported, citing unidentified sources, a decision that follows the approval https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/organisers-set-decide-domestic-spectators-tokyo-2020-2021-06-21 on Monday of up to 10,000 domestic spectators at venues at next month's delayed Games. Organisers were still considering whether alcohol will be served in venues, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said late on Monday.
NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang doubled down on his comments on mentally ill people on Monday. Yang said those who were mentally ill were affecting tourism during an appearance on billionaire John Catsimatidis's radio show. Yang echoed remarks he made on mental illness and homelessness at last week's NYC mayoral debate.
“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.”