Thousands of parents are in an uproar and many plan to protest against the School District of Palm Beach County's face mask policy.
Lance Bass says Britney Spears was an early Uber backer and tried to convince him to invest too: 'I definitely am kicking myself'
Britney Spears was an early investor in Uber, which is currently valued at $80 billion, but it is unclear if she still retains that investment.
Derek Chauvin was indicted in the arrest of a 14-year-old whom prosecutors say he knelt on for 17 minutes and hit with a flashlight
Court filings say Chauvin hit the boy with a flashlight, grabbed his throat, and knelt on him for 17 minutes during a 2017 arrest.
- Associated Press
Bojan Bogdanovic is flourishing in a larger offensive role. Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points to rally the Utah Jazz past the Denver Nuggets 127-120 on Friday night. Nothing the Nuggets did against him defensively mattered.
- Business Insider
A man was arrested after allegedly spending $5 million in stolen COVID-19 relief on Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini sports cars
The man allegedly used falsified documents to apply for the loans. The sports cars have since been seized by federal agents.
- The Daily Beast
via ReutersThe four former Minneapolis Police officers involved in George Floyd’s death will face another trial after a federal grand jury indicted them on Friday for civil rights violations.The officers—Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas K. Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng—have been indicted for deprivation of rights while acting as law enforcement officers. The officers violated Floyd’s right to be “free from unreasonable seizure” and excessive force, the indictment, unsealed on Friday, says. It also charges them with failing to provide Floyd with medical care during the May 25, 2020 arrest. “The three-count indictment alleges that all four defendants, while acting under color of law, willfully deprived Mr. Floyd of his constitutional rights,” the Department of Justice said in a press release. The maximum penalty for Friday’s charges is life in prison.‘Today We Are Able to Breathe’: George Floyd Family Celebrates Derek Chauvin Guilty VerdictThe indictment, stemming from a Justice Department investigation into Floyd’s death, comes just weeks after Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The three other ex-cops are facing trial in August on separate charges of aiding and abetting Chauvin. The new federal charges mean all four will face an additional trial in relation to Floyd’s death. Jonathan Smith, the executive director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, told The Daily Beast that while he was not shocked by Friday’s indictments, it was “unusual” to file them before Chauvin’s sentencing in June.“Clearly this stems from a decision that this case has enough federal interest and is important in the landscape of the country that it was time to step in now,” Smith said. He speculated that Chauvin’s colleagues may soon start looking for plea deals, and the DOJ “must be feeling pretty confident.”“I don’t know what’s going through the defense counsels’ mind at this point. The federal charges on top of the state charges do provide some additional incentive to try to find a global solution because even if they do find a way to be successful in the state case—they still have the federal case,” he said.Friday’s indictment alleges the four officers “saw George Floyd lying on the ground in clear need of medical care, and willfully failed to aid Floyd, thereby acting with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of harm to Floyd.”It also charges Thao and Kueng separately, alleging that they were aware that Chauvin was holding his knee on Floyd’s neck as Floyd was handcuffed and not resisting. They “willfully failed to intervene to stop Defendant Chauvin’s use of unreasonable force,” the indictment says. In a gut-wrenching video that went viral last year, Floyd can be heard begging for his mother and saying “I can’t breathe” multiple times. Chauvin has also been charged in a second indictment, unsealed on Friday, stemming from his 2017 arrest of a 14-year-old boy, in which he used a similar neck restraint.The second indictment accuses him of “willfully depriving” the boy after he held him “by the throat” and hit him multiple times in the head with a flashlight. Chauvin also held his knee on the boy’s back and neck while the boy was handcuffed on the ground.Last November, prosecutors asked a judge to allow them to show footage of the boy’s arrest in Chauvin’s 2021 trial—as proof of an apparent pattern of violence—but they were denied. The footage, they said at the time, began after Chauvin and a colleague responded to a domestic assault call. It shows the cops yelling at the teen, who was on the floor on his phone, to get up because he was under arrest.When the boy refused, Chauvin hit him in the back of the head at least twice and grabbed him by the throat, prosecutors said. He then put the boy in a prone position for about 17 minutes—despite pleas that he couldn’t breathe and his mom’s attempt to intervene—until paramedics arrived.Floyd’s family lawyers applauded the indictments on Friday, saying that it “reinforces the strength and wisdom of the United States Constitution” after “hundreds of years of American history in which Black Americans unfortunately did not receive equal justice.”“We are encouraged by these charges and eager to see continued justice in this historic case that will impact Black citizens and all Americans for generations to come,” the statement said.‘Today We Are Able to Breathe Again’Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said in a Friday statement that the state is still planning to prosecute Kueng, Lane, and Thao in August for the aiding and abetting offenses. Friday’s indictments are also separate from a Justice Department investigation into the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department that Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on April 21.“The federal government has a responsibility to protect the civil rights of every American and to pursue justice to the fullest extent of federal law,” he said. “Federal prosecution for the violation of George Floyd’s civil rights is entirely appropriate, particularly now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder under Minnesota law for the death of George Floyd.”Floyd was arrested on May 25, 2020, after using a suspected fake $20 bill at a convenience store. His final pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry around the world, re-energizing the Black Lives Matter movement and prompting a new reckoning on race and police brutality.“Chauvin held his left knee across George Floyd’s neck, and his right knee on Floyd’s back and arm, as George Floyd lay on the ground, handcuffed and unresisting, and kept his knees on Floyd’s neck and body even after Floyd became unresponsive,” says the Friday indictment. During Chauvin’s four-week trial, prosecutors argued he “betrayed” his badge when he ignored Floyd’s pleas for help and used excessive, deadly force that was not part of his training. Chauvin’s defense that he didn’t cause Floyd’s death and was acting reasonably in a chaotic situation was ultimately rejected by a jury.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Dave Bautista turned down 'Suicide Squad' for 'Army of the Dead' because he was offered 'a lot more money'
Dave Bautista said James Gunn wrote a role specifically for him in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" movie.
- The Independent
Ilhan Omar says Democrats need to grow ‘backbone’ and abolish filibuster to overcome Republican opposition
Minnesota progressive says quibbling about bipartisanship is a waste of time given intense Republican opposite to the Biden agenda
MALE (Reuters) -The speaker of parliament in Maldives, former President Mohamed Nasheed, was being treated for shrapnel wounds and in stable condition after a blast outside his family home on Thursday, a spokesman for his governing Maldivian Democratic Party said. Two close family members, who asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the situation, told Reuters Nasheed was talking and responsive before being treated under anaesthesia at the hospital. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a close ally of Nasheed, said an investigation into the explosion was under way.
Floyd Mayweather's entourage reportedly gave Jake Paul a black eye after the YouTube star tried to steal the boxer's hat
Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather's entourage brawled at a press conference ahead of the professional boxer's June 6 match against Logan Paul.
- The Week
Newsmax host insists he only wears 'the most prestigious brand in PANTS' after getting dunked on for his khakis
Conservative TV host Greg Kelly, who once complained that the impeachment of Donald Trump was racist against "white folk," was put on the defensive over his choice of pants on Thursday after posting a photo with said former president. "Those are BUGLE BOY jeans I'm wearing," the Newsmax host had tweeted, drawing attention to his multi-pocketed khakis. Chillin’ with 45! (And yes. Those are BUGLE BOY jeans I’m wearing) pic.twitter.com/g8EwzRgrAs — Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) May 6, 2021 "Honestly one of the most f--ked up pairs of pants I've ever seen," one horrified onlooker wrote, while another observed, "It looks like a pair of cargo pants mated with some jodhpurs and its offspring got all of the worst jeans … er, um genes." Kelly followed up by insisting that the pants were very expensive — "the truth is, they're BALMAIN (the most prestigious brand in PANTS)" — which just goes to show, you really can't buy good taste. Everyone busting my CRACKERS over the “pants”—(partially my fault because I called attention to them with the Bugle Boy comment). The truth is, they’re BALMAIN (the most prestigious brand in PANTS)—my shoes are by Ferragamo. Basically, I’m a Sharp Dressed Man. Thank you ! pic.twitter.com/sDgtoGy9Ol — Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) May 6, 2021 Read more at Newsweek. More stories from theweek.com5 brutally funny cartoons about the GOP's shunning of Liz CheneyLiz Cheney's heresyThe economic threats that could derail the Democrats' election dreams
- Business Insider
The top US diplomat warned China and Russia that Washington would "push back forcefully when we see countries undermine the international order."
- Associated Press
Phil Mickelson was 11 shots worse than his previous round at Quail Hollow. Bryson DeChambeau made an 8 on his 16th hole and headed straight for the exit. Former U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland had a 2-under 69 in the morning and shared the 36-hole lead with Matt Wallace (67) and Patrick Rodgers (68).
- Associated Press
The United States has deployed a dozen additional warplanes to bolster protection of American and coalition troops making a final withdrawal from Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents step up pressure on Afghan government forces, top Pentagon officials said Thursday. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said F-18 attack planes have been added to a previously announced package of air and sea power — including the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier in the North Arabian Sea and six Air Force B-52 bombers based in Qatar — that can be called upon as protection for withdrawing troops. U.S. officials said before the withdrawal began that they expected the Taliban to attempt to interfere, even as the insurgents continue pressuring government forces, especially in Helmand and Kandahar provinces in southern Afghanistan.
- Yahoo News
Just months after then-first lady Melania Trump unveiled her controversial redesign of the beloved space directly outside the Oval Office, some are calling for her successor, Jill Biden, to undo those changes and return the Rose Garden to the celebrated vision realized by the Kennedy administration in 1961.
Ahmaud Arbery's accused killers have been charged with federal hate crimes, but experts explain why a conviction could be challenging
Among all criminal laws, hate crimes are unique in that they require prosecutors to prove a defendant's motive beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Business Insider
Moderna's CEO said he 'didn't lose a minute of sleep' over the US support for waiving patents for COVID-19 vaccines
Pharmaceutical companies usually guard their intellectual property closely. But Stéphane Bancel said a waiver wouldn't affect the company financially.
Michael B. Jordan auditioned for the role of Finn but said he couldn't "connect" to the "super vague" audition script he was given.
- Business Insider
Germany is not happy with Biden's support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents, predicting 'severe complications'
Joe Biden's announcement in support of waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents has raised eyebrows in other nations with powerful pharmaceutical industries.
- The Telegraph
The German Green Party may be leading in the polls, but it is facing a bizarre grassroots revolt over the use of the word “Germany” that may yet prove its undoing ahead of September's elections. Just four months before polls that the party has a real chance of winning for the first time ever, more than 3,000 members have backed a bid to delete any reference to Germany from the title of its manifesto. “At the heart of our politics are people in their dignity and freedom, not Germany,” said Michael Sebastian Schneiss, a party staffer who is one of those behind the rebellion. The move threatens to become an embarrassment for Annalena Baerbock, the Green candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, and was immediately seized on by the party’s political rivals. “If the Greens are so ashamed of Germany, why do they want to govern Germany?” Gordon Hoffmann of Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) wrote on Twitter. “The Greens are against Germany, but they want to be elected and rule here!?”, tweeted Volker Wiesing of the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).
- The Independent
Donald Trump’s election fraud ‘big lie’ winning over GOP but could cost midterms, pollster Frank Luntz warns
Republican insider predicts ex-president will win party nomination ahead of candidates like Tucker Carlson but lose in 2024