Officials expressed concern about ballot security and voter intimidation arising from the GOP-controlled Arizona Senate's recount of the 2020 presidential election results.Unprecedented private audit »
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he is "100 percent" focused "on stopping" President Joe Biden's administration. Speaking to reporters in Kentucky, McConnell was asked about the House GOP leadership feud that reached a boiling point this week after Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican, again refuted former President Donald Trump's stolen election lie. McConnell was also asked whether he was concerned about the direction of the party.
Seven members of a religious cult who authorities say kept the mummified remains of their leader at a home in a remote Colorado town festooned with Christmas lights and glitter made an initial court appearance on Wednesday. The four men and three women (Ryan Kramer, Christopher Royer, Sarah Rudolph, Karin Raymond, Jason Castillo, John Robertson and Obdulia Franco, ranging in age from 30 to 52 years old, are each charged with one count of abusing of a corpse and two counts of misdemeanour child abuse. The child abuse charges stem from two children who were living in the house where the body was found.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first shot at forming a coalition government after another inconclusive national election in March. Netanyahu's 28-day window closed at midnight Tuesday, and Rivlin will meet Wednesday with the two opposition leaders with the best odds to replace Netanyahu as prime minister, Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett, a former Netanyahu ally. Lapid, whose centrist party won 17 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, or parliament, is considered the most likely to lead an anti-Netanyahu governing coalition, though he would need the support of Bennett, whose religious, nationalist Yamina party won seven seats.
An ordinary day at the beach turned into terror Sunday for a 6-year-old Hawaii girl who spotted a shark beside her in the surf. Sheri Gouveia was shooting a video of her daughter playing in the ocean at Kalama Beach on Oahu at the time, Hawaii News Now reported. Gouveia told Hawaii News Now her daughter has “angels to keep her safe.”
The husband of a Colorado woman missing for nearly a year has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, according to the Chaffee County sheriff. Barry Morphew was arrested without incident Wednesday morning, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said at a news conference Wednesday. "Today is not the day for celebration, nor does it mark the end of this investigation.
The pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 made a series of deliberate turns and speed changes to avoid radar detection before plunging into the Indian Ocean, new research suggests. The plane took an unexplained U-turn from its planned flight path and headed back across the Malay Peninsula and the Malacca Strait before vanishing. Mr Godfrey said the plane's final movements could be mapped out using data from Weak Signal Propagation (WSPR), a global network of radio signals that can trace the movement of planes as they cross signals and set off invisible "electronic trip-wires".
A few years ago, as Narendra Modi came into power, I worked on an investigative report about India hiding its malaria deaths. In traveling from tribal Odisha to the Indian national health ministry in New Delhi, my colleague and I watched thousands of cases disappear: some malaria deaths, first noted in handwritten local health ledgers, never appeared in central government reports; other malaria deaths were magically transformed into deaths of heart attack or fever. The discrepancy was massive: India reported 561 malaria deaths that year.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is extremely effective against two dangerous variants of the coronavirus, the B.1.1.7 strain first found in the United Kingdom and the B.1.351 variant discovered in South Africa, researchers reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. Moderna also reported Wednesday that, according to early results from its booster shot trial, a third dose of its vaccine given six to eight months after the first two doses boosted antibodies to protect against the South African B.1.351 variant and other worrisome strain found in Brazil. Moderna is testing its original vaccine and a version modified to target the B.1.351 variant.
Two California students were sentenced in Italy to life in prison for killing an Italian police officer. Finnegan Elder, now 21, is attempting to appeal his sentence. Finnegan Elder, 21, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 20, were convicted on Wednesday of murder along with assault, attempted extortion, carrying a weapon without just cause, and resisting arrest, after a high-profile trial.
HB 369 passed by a vote of 30-5, HB 395 by a vote of 32-3 and HB 400 by a vote of 33-2. It is wonderful to know the Legislature listened to us and understands the importance of passing (these bills),” said Melissa Buck, owner of Vista Montessori School in Boise. The child care industry provides a service essential to our economy.
A California bar owner was arrested after officials said he sold fake COVID-19 vaccine cards from his business, news outlets reported. Todd Anderson, the 59-year-old owner of The Old Corner Saloon in Clements, was arrested Tuesday after undercover agents bought bogus coronavirus vaccination cards from the bar, CBS 13 reported. When someone gets vaccinated against the coronavirus, they receive a vaccination card at their first appointment.
Jarryd Hayne, a rugby league star who also played briefly in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, has been sentenced to at least three years and eight months in jail for the sexual assault of a woman in 2018. Hayne was found guilty in March of two counts of sexual assault. A judge ruled on Thursday that Hayne should be jailed for five years, nine months with a non-parole period of three years and eight months.
People grew more confident about shopping in supermarkets in April as lockdown restrictions eased, according to research firm Nielsen. Till sales rose steadily, while online grocery sales growth slowed. There has been a massive rise in online grocery shopping since the first coronavirus lockdowns began in March last year.
Twitter will now prompt users to review and revise "potentially harmful or offensive" replies. The social media platform, which has often faced criticism over abusive user behaviour, tested the feature last year. Twitter said the tests showed that the prompts reduced offensive replies.
A ssmall plane crashed into a Mississippi home, killing one of the home's four occupants and three Texas residents who were flying to a university graduation ceremony, authorities said Wednesday. Gerry Standley, 55, was a resident of the home where the plane crashed in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Also killed were the pilot, 67-year-old Louis Provenza, 23-year-old Anna Calhoun and 2-year-old Harper Provenza, according to Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict.
Eddie Gallagher said he and other SEALs practiced medical procedures on a prisoner of war. Retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was found not guilty of murder in a high-profile war-crimes trial nearly two years ago, said in a podcast that aired Tuesday that he and his team practiced various medical procedures on an enemy combatant until he died, with no intention of saving him. After the trial, President Donald Trump restored Gallagher's rank and personally intervened when the Navy attempted to take away Gallagher's SEAL trident.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has clearly still not forgiven Senator Ted Cruz for backing Donald Trump's attempts to fraudulently overturn the 2020 election and the Capitol riot that resulted from those efforts. On Wednesday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at Mr Cruz after he posted a photo of himself dining with Mr Trump. "Had a great dinner tonight with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago," Mr Cruz tweeted.
Prince Philip's cause of death has been revealed. The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, died of "old age," according to a death certificate obtained by The Telegraph. Sir Huw Thomas, who is the head of the royal medical household, certified Philip's death certificate.
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Bill and Melinda Gates announced on May 3 they are getting a divorce. Insider spoke to attorneys and relationship therapists on the main reasons couples get divorced. Therapist Tess Brigham told Insider it comes down to incompatibility, infidelity, and irreconcilable differences.
Firtash has worked with Giuliani to push a conspiracy theory that Joe Biden himself had corrupt dealings in Ukraine. Giuliani is reportedly under investigation for his attempt to oust the US ambassador and push the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden in order to help Trump's 2020 campaign. Here's everything you need to know about Toensing, diGenova, and their involvement with Giuliani's scandals.
bear and two yearling cubs were later found near the woman's body Human remains have been found inside two bears who were suspected of killing and eating a dog walker who went missing in Colorado. A 39-year-old woman was found dead and her body mauled north of Durango in southwestern Colorado on Friday in a “rare” attack, state wildlife officials said. A 10-year-old female black bear and two yearling cubs were later found near the woman's body and were euthanised over the suspected attack.
When it comes to the American criminal justice system, much of the story has already been written for people trying to cope with mental illness, addiction and trauma. Approximately 40% of people who are incarcerated have a history of mental illness, two-thirds have an active substance use disorder and nearly all have a history of trauma. Like many other Black children who thrive despite limited resources and opportunity, I decided “doom” wasn't the destination for me, nor should it be for any Black child.
“Every college has a public health responsibility to require its students to be vaccinated.”
“While the vast majority of students will likely get the vaccine, schools should honor the decisions of the few who object.”
“A vaccinated campus could be the step toward normality that college leaders are seeking.”
“College students are mobile and spread COVID-19 with them whenever they travel.”
“There almost certainly are going to be legal challenges because the anti-vaccine movement is already preparing for them.”