Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday condoned the Arizona Democratic Party's decision to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for her opposition to reforming filibuster rules.'That was a terrible, terrible vote' »
Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancun on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said on Friday. Both guests at the upscale resort on the Riviera Maya of Quintana Roo state had criminal records, said Mexican officials, citing information from the Canadian police. Mexican police are searching for another person thought to have fired the shots who had a "long" criminal record in Canada, said the attorney general's office in Quintana Roo, home to a stretch of white-sand beach resorts and lush jungles.
Donald Trump's former lawyer claimed that Trump told him Donald Jr. should go to prison rather than Ivanka. Michael Cohen said his former boss gave the instruction when his children were on the verge of being indicted in 2012. Cohen was speaking to MSNBC about the probes into the Trump Organization and the Capitol riot.
A United Airlines flight to Tel Aviv turned back to New York due to two disruptive passengers. The passengers refused to provide proof of allocated seats in business class, per Israeli media. A United Airlines flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, turned back to New York mid-flight on Friday after two passengers caused a "riot" on the aircraft, per reports.
The German government on Saturday distanced itself from comments made by its navy chief after video footage emerged in which the vice-admiral said Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never win back annexed Crimea from Moscow. German Navy Chief Kay-Achim Schoenbach apologized for his "rash" comments, published on YouTube and widely circulated on German media, and called them a mistake. In a Twitter post, Schoenbach said his remarks at a thinktank discussion in India expressed a personal opinion and not the official position of the defence ministry.
A woman in Pennsylvania has experts flummoxed by the animal she discovered outside of her home. Christina Eyth rescued the animal earlier this week near her home in Fairfield Township after finding paw prints outside of her door. Eyth followed the tracks, assuming they had belonged to her neighbor's dog after they had gotten loose.
The woman said a man called her and pretended to be her grandson, claiming he needed $8,000 in bail money. The woman from Seaford, who asked to be identified as Jean, told CBS2 that she received a call from someone claiming to be her grandson. "He starts calling me 'grandma,' and then I'm like, I don't have a grandson that drives, so I knew it was a scam."
When officials in Chester, Georgia, heard that the 2020 census had pegged their small town at 525 people, their jaws dropped. “I said, 'Whoa, that's not right,'” City Clerk Melanie McCook said. Chester and two other small, rural municipalities in Georgia are the first communities in the U.S. to challenge the accuracy of their numbers from the once-a-decade head count.
Opinions in your inbox: Get a digest of our takes on current events every day Americans were then urged to wear cloth masks to save specialized medical-grade masks for the health care professionals and COVID patients. And fights over mask mandates soon spread nationwide. Now, experts are saying never mind.
Trump was met with a huge setback Wednesday when the Supreme Court ordered the 45th president to turn over records leading up to Jan. 6. You can practically hear Trump saying: “So this is what I get for giving those three clowns their jobs!” His only proponent in the 8-1 decision was Justice Clarence Thomas, whose wife, Ginni, expressed “LOVE” to the Trump supporters coming to Washington on the morning of the attempted insurrection. It gets worse for Trump.
Pope Francis on Sunday for the first time conferred the lay Roman Catholic ministries of lector and catechist on women, roles that previously many had carried out without institutional recognition. He conferred the ministries at a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, where, in an apparent reference to resistance to change by some conservative, he criticised those who need to have rigid regulations and "more rules" in order to find God. Last year, Francis changed Church law on the ministries of lector and acolyte, which mainly had been reserved to seminarians preparing for priesthood, saying he wanted to bring stability and public recognition to women already serving in the roles.
Truckers are paid based on mileage but they're only allowed to drive for 11 hours each day. Electronic devices record how long they drive for — but truckers say these can be too restrictive. The limits could leave them stranded 30 minutes from home or stuck in a high-crime area, they say.
The delivery followed U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's visit to Kyiv last week amid concerns over tens of thousands of Russian troops amassed at the border with Ukraine. Russia denies it is planning a new military offensive. Washington approved the $200 million package in December.
Kansas lawmakers were thinking of homeowners facing down burglars and people attacked on the street when they wrote a “stand your ground” law more than a decade ago allowing use of deadly force in self defense. Now even some Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature who support the idea behind the law want to revisit it. Police took 17-year-old Cedric Lofton to the center after a foster care agency said he needed a mental health exam for increasingly erratic behavior.
Taylor is being held at the Houston County Jail on a $50,000 bond. A 49-year-old Texas woman was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony last week after she attempted to buy a child for $500,000 at a Walmart, police said. Rebecca Lanette Taylor was charged last week with the sale and purchase of a child, according to NBC affiliate KETK-TV.
Gastonia and Switzerland don't have much in common. Olivia Garcia road tripped with her family to the Carolinas from Jupiter, Florida, to check out the snow during Winter Storm Izzy last week. While driving to Angel Oak Park in Charleston, S.C., the 26-year-old found a TikTok video labeled “Gastonia, NC.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has rejected a prosecutor's demand for records of his appearance at a pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Last week, the Travis County district attorney's office had set a four-day deadline for Paxton to turn over the records involving the Jan. 6, 2021, rally or face a lawsuit accusing him of violating the state open records law. But in a letter to the district attorney's office Friday, the attorney general's office denied any violations and rejected the office's demands.
According to a recent court filing by the New York attorney general, former President Donald Trump's business empire may be in serious peril. Of course, we have seen this movie before – Trump faces seemingly insurmountable legal challenges, only to emerge unscathed. From special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election interference to the impeachment trial for Trump's role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and countless episodes in between, Trump seems to always avoid legal accountability.
Marin Konstadt, visiting family in Florida, was at the opera in 2020 when she got a call on her cellphone. Konstadt, 69, a psychiatric nurse practitioner who lives in Salem, Massachusetts, had been thrust like many other Americans into a raging debate on medical ethics and genetics. In 2016, she provided a DNA sample to a biobank, a repository of medical records, tissues samples and genetic sequences that investigators can use to study genes and their variants in the population, and their relation to health.
The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertilizer used to make explosives that was caught last year smuggling weapons to Yemen. The British royal navy said it confiscated 1,041 kilograms (2,295 pounds) of illegal drugs in the same waters. The interdictions were just the latest in the volatile waters of the Persian Gulf as American and British authorities step up seizures of contraband during the grinding conflict in Yemen and ongoing drug trafficking in the region.
Coons said legislators are seeing laws in dozens of states that are "clearly designed to accomplish voter suppression." Senate Republicans unanimously voted down landmark voting rights legislation last week, instigating a fight over the filibuster. As tensions over voting rights escalate, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware said he is "gravely concerned" about nationwide voter suppression efforts.
As the stock market has convulsed lower and yields for bonds have surged in recent weeks, culminating in a so-called correction for the Nasdaq Composite Index, average Americans are wondering what's amiss with Wall Street. Increasingly, Google searches have been focused on the state of the market (and the economy), and for a good reason. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) posted its worst weekly loss since October of 2020 and the S&P 500 (SPX) and Nasdaq Composite (COMP) logged their worst weekly percentage drops since March 20, 2020, according to Dow Jones Market Data shows.
A stray bullet struck and killed an English astrophysicist while he was inside an Atlanta-area apartment, authorities say. Matthew Willson, 31, of Chertsey, Surrey, England, was visiting his girlfriend in the United States when he was hit by a bullet that pierced the wall of the apartment. “He was supposed to be here for three months because we've been long distance for a while,” Katherine Shepard, his girlfriend of three years, told WSB-TV.
The fate of the Capitol on the day of the insurrection, some White House insiders believed, rested on the slender shoulders of Ivanka Trump. As President Trump watched the mayhem unfold on Jan. 6, 2021, unwilling to intervene, it became clear to those around him that there was only one person on Earth who could get him to call off the dogs: his elder daughter. On Thursday, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the bipartisan House committee investigating Jan. 6, invited Ivanka to testify about what she knew in advance and what she saw, heard and did on that awful day.
A Texas teacher was placed on leave after calling her students "morons" in a viral video. The comment could be heard in a video obtained by KHOU. A Texas teacher was placed on administrative leave amid an investigation after she was caught in a viral social media video stating that her junior high school students "utter morons."
Four of the Philippines' presidential candidates on Saturday laid down plans to tackle the country's biggest issues in an interview with the nation's leading broadcaster, but notable was the absence of early frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Marcos, a clear favourite for the May 9 presidential election, declined to participate, saying the host was biased against him, a charge GMA Network Inc strongly denied. The pre-recorded interviews, which ran for three hours, set social media ablaze. There was some harsh criticism of Marcos, with thousands on Twitter using the hashtag marcosduwag (marcoscoward), while praising other candidates and the host.
“Cooking is the No. 1 way you’re polluting your home … You’re basically living in this toxic soup.”
“People (myself included) like cooking with gas! It’s one of the few energy uses that inspires brand loyalty to the fuel consumed.”
“It’s time to start making new buildings all-electric and switching out all those existing gas appliances, including gas stoves.”
“If you're looking for personal ways to protect the environment and your health right now, you have much bigger fish to fry.”
“Market-based solutions have not achieved their desired goals, thus new ways of thinking need to emerge.”