The North Korean leader, known for heavy drinking and smoking, comes from a family with a history of heart problems.Appears to have lost at least 20 pounds »
Before departing Switzerland following his Wednesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Biden apologized for being “such a wise guy" while addressing a CNN reporter moments earlier. “I owe my last questioner an apology," Biden said to reporters on the tarmac in Geneva. "To be a good reporter you have to be negative at life,” Biden continued.
China's government issued a warning to "foreign forces" after Taiwan reported a record 28 Chinese military planes flew over the self-governed island's airspace Tuesday, per Reuters. Why it matters: The warning and deployment of aircraft including fighter jets and bombers comes after G7 leaders issued a statement Sunday urging the Chinese government to respect human rights and calling on peace and "stability across the Taiwan Strait." What they're saying: "We will never tolerate attempts to seek independence or wanton intervention in the Taiwan issue by foreign forces, so we need to make a strong response to these acts of collusion," said Chinese government spokesperson Ma Xiaoguang, accordin...
The takeout drinks and outdoor construction was enabled by Wolf's pandemic emergency declaration, which the state GOP has nonsensically attacked as some kind of death blow to freedom. They therefore added a constitutional amendment to the recent primary election ballot that would give the legislature the power to overturn a governor's emergency declaration. Unfortunately (in part because it was a low-turnout primary) this amendment passed, and the Pennsylvania legislature has duly canceled Wolf's emergency declaration.
President Joe Biden will seek to stave off another surge of civilian suffering in the devastating war in Syria when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week, appealing to Putin to drop a threat to close the last aid crossing into that country. Russian forces have helped Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime survive the more than 10-year conflict and Putin hopes to be a broker for Assad in any international reconstruction effort for that country. Russia holds the key veto on July 10 when the U.N. Security Council decides whether to extend authorization for the aid crossing from Turkey.
Police fatally shot a man in Bessemer City on Wednesday morning, multiple media outlets reported. The man was killed near a home on North 12th Street near West Iowa Avenue, Charlotte Observer news partner WBTV reported. No officers were hurt, the station reported, citing Bessemer City Police Chief Tom Ellis.
A young woman who was snatched off the street in Peru, Illinois, was found safe Tuesday, police said. A suspect in her kidnapping remains at large.
One method Manchin hinted at during the call was lucrative post-office bribes. "Regarding [Sen. Roy] Blunt, Manchin appears to be suggesting — without, perhaps, quite explicitly saying so — that the wealthy executives on the call could dangle future financial opportunities in front of the outgoing senator while lobbying him to change his vote," write The Intercept's Lee Fang and Ryan Grim. The Senate rules could be changed at any time by Democrats, and as the swing vote Manchin could extract just about any goodies for himself or his state he could imagine.
Chan was one of 18 scientists who published a letter in the journal Science last month calling for a more in-depth investigation into the virus's origin that takes into account theories about both natural occurrence and laboratory spillovers. The letter helped kick-start a new round of calls to investigate the "lab leak hypothesis," including demands from President Joe Biden and several leading scientists. And while public discussion of a potential lab leak has shifted significantly in recent months, as more people pay attention to a theory that was originally promulgated by former President Donald Trump and his followers, the scientific evidence has remained unchanged, according to intervie...
The family of Jamal Sutherland is relieved a team of forensic pathologists in South Carolina agrees that the subdual process of jailhouse staffers contributed to his death earlier this year. Sutherland's death certificate has been amended to say the manner of his death is homicide. At a news conference on Wednesday, Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal noted that Sutherland, 31, died from a “cardiac event,” specifically an abnormal heart rhythm also known as cardiac dysrhythmia, as reported by the Charlotte Observer.
Since 2005, the amount of heat trapped by the Earth has roughly doubled, according to a new study by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers. This is contributing to warming oceans, air, and land, the scientists write in the study, published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. "The magnitude of the increase is unprecedented," NASA scientist and lead author of the study Norman Loeb told The Washington Post. "The Earth is warming faster than expected."
Post-Brexit Britain should abandon the EU's “excessively cautious” approach to regulation and light a bonfire of red tape to fuel economic growth, a task force commissioned by Boris Johnson has said. In the first major blueprint for regulatory reform since leaving the bloc, a group of senior Tory MPs have urged the Prime Minister to junk the “precautionary principle”, which they warn is stifling British businesses. Written into EU law, the principle is a wide-ranging approach to regulating innovation which could pose a risk in public health, food safety and the environment.
Britain and Australia announced the broad outlines of a free trade deal Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand links around the world following its exit from the European Union. The pact is expected to boost exports of traditional British products such as Scotch whisky, while boosting imports of lamb and wine from Australia. Crucially for Britain, it will also reduce barriers to trade in financial and other services.
A Russian state news outlet on Wednesday featured an expert that criticized the tie President Joe Biden wore when he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Geneva. Tatyana Nikolaeva, a business etiquette consultant, told RIA Novosti, that Biden's light-blue tie suggested "some sort of infantilism" and said that the person who picked out the tie for the president wasn't feeling confident when they chose it, according to TIME. Nikolaeva added that Biden's tie looked like it belonged in a children's collection.
A cellist, who played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, has been left without a British passport after it was cancelled by the Home Office when he tried to apply for a second one. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won the BBC's Young Musician award in 2016, had applied for a second passport to assist with visa applications and international work permits. Seeking help, please @pritipatel @OliverDowden @ukhomeoffice I applied for additional British passport to assist with visas and work permit applications, instead received in date original back, cancelled, 10th June.
No oxygen plants' Dr Mahamud said that during the second wave in Somalia up to 25 people were dying each day in his hospital because of a lack of oxygen: "It is really stressful to work in this condition." According to World Health Organization (WHO), of the 14,823 confirmed coronavirus cases in Somalia as of 16 June, 775 people have died. Health professionals say the real figure could be many times higher because there is no proper reporting mechanism, and many deaths occur in villages.
A Fox News host remarked that Vladimir Putin is more accessible to the press than Joe Biden. Harris Faulkner said Putin took questions for longer than Biden and VP Kamala Harris combined. Her observation did not factor in Biden's press conference right after Putin's.
An education advocacy group blasted the Lexington-Richland 5 school board for allegedly forcing out a decorated superintendent, accusing board members of “playing politics behind closed doors.” The Lexington-Richland 5 Education Association called the abrupt and emotional departure of superintendent Christina Melton “disappointing” and “not surprising after the recent board election,” in a statement posted to social media Wednesday. “Dr. Melton had to make many difficult choices through an unprecedented time, but she never lost sight of what was most important — educating and nurturing students in the safest possible conditions for students and staff,” the statement said.
Alexander Jackson, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, called police Tuesday morning in a panic, claiming a masked intruder had shot him and his father inside their home. When Cedar Rapid officers arrived at the scene, they found Jackson's parents and his 19-year-old sister—a high-achieving student who introduced then-presidential candidate Andrew Yang during his 2019 visit to Iowa—fatally shot in different rooms of the expansive house. Police, however, now believe it was actually Jackson who murdered his father, 61-year-old Jan Jackson, his 68-year-old mother, Melissa Jackson, and their daughter, Sabrina.
Chicago police believe two people entered an Englewood home early Monday and shot eight people — four fatally and seven in the head, according to a police report. The officers entered the first-floor apartment of the house and found four people all unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the head. Three of the surviving victims found at the scene also had gunshot wounds to their heads, the report said.
Biden gave Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison during their meeting on Wednesday. The president also gifted Putin a custom pair of Aviator sunglasses. Gift-giving is a routine practice between world leaders.
More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the widespread closures of public buildings, Miami-Dade courthouses will reopen on June 28. Miami-Dade's chief judge made the announcement Wednesday evening, two weeks after the Florida Supreme Court announced it was allowing courts to lift social distancing and mask mandates. Almost half the state's population has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and the number of infections has been steadily declining.
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Billie Eilish has come under fire for allegedly saying “ch*nk” and using a mock Asian accent in a series of clips posted on TikTok this week. In one of them, Eilish can be heard seemingly saying the word “ch*nk.” User @lcxvy also included a clip in which Eilish's brother, Finneas, allegedly calls her out for “talking with a blaccent.”
“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.”