A new crew will soon be on their way to the International Space Station, including two NASA astronauts.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Ja’Mari Oliver’s school held a protest march Wednesday at a Safeway store where he was wrongly accused of stealing a sandwich.
- Associated Press
The family of one of two American youths, both convicted of a fatal stabbing during a scuffle with an Italian police officer, on Thursday blasted the jury for ordering Italy's harshest punishment of life imprisonment, a sentence frequently meted out to mobsters who assassinate state officials. When trial ended Wednesday night, more than 14 months later, the jury convicted both on all charges and handed down life sentences — a ruling that U.S. lawyer Craig Peters called “a mockery of justice.” Finnegan Lee Elder, now 21, said that he stabbed the 35-year-old Cerciello Rega because he feared he was being strangled as the two scuffled on a Rome street.
- Associated Press
The New York Rangers were fined an extraordinary $250,000 by the NHL on Thursday for “demeaning” public comments about head of player safety George Parros. After the league’s department of player safety fined but did not suspend Washington’s Tom Wilson for his role in a scrum against the Rangers that left Artemi Panarin injured, the team released a statement calling the decision a dereliction of duty and saying Parros was unfit to remain in his job. The Rangers were fined 50 times more than the $5,000 fine against Wilson for roughing Pavel Buchnevich.
- Raleigh News and Observer
She sat there from 10:40 p.m. to 6:21 a.m., SLED says
- The Telegraph
They came, they saw, they went home. Dozens of French fishing vessels descended on Jersey today - before retreating after talks were held to ease tensions over post-Brexit fishing rights. An estimated 70 boats approached St Helier, red flares raging and foghorns blasting. Our Paris Correspondent Henry Samuel was on one of the French fishing boats that lay siege to the port. Watch video below of how he laughed uneasily at jokes of him being made to walk the plank. Prime Minister Boris Johnson this afternoon said that two Royal Navy ships will remain stationed off Jersey until the blockade is resolved. "We will go back, and next time it will be war," said one of the famously hot-headed French fishermen. View all the best pictures from a day of high drama.
- Business Insider
Dominion urges court not to dismiss its $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani over election conspiracy theories
Rudy Giuliani is one of the people Dominion sued over false conspiracy theories that the company manipulated 2020 election results.
- Associated Press
The service file of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright includes a commendation for safely resolving an incident involving a suicidal man, as well as a handful of reprimands for driving mishaps. The city of Brooklyn Center late Wednesday released more materials from the service file of Kim Potter, the white officer who shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop April 11. Potter received a chief's commendation in 2007 for her handling of a “suicidal homicidal suspect” and his 2-year-old daughter.
- The Independent
‘I just thought it would be a cool experience’, says volunteer
Divorce is usually caused by one of the '3 I's,' therapists say. Here's what they are and how they destroy a marriage.
Conflict caused by incompatibility or irreconcilable differences can affect a couple over their marriage, said Tess Brigham, a therapist.
- The Independent
‘To hell with it’: Sean Hannity gives up on planet, says humanity should ‘have a big party’ instead of fighting climate crisis
‘I’m like, if it’s done in 12 years, oh, to hell with it,’ Mr Hannity said on his radio show. ‘Let’s just have a big party and you know, eat, drink, and barbecue and be merry’
- The Telegraph
Coronavirus latest news: Britain faces pressure to follow President Biden and waive patent on vaccines
‘Illogical’ plans to make vaccinated travellers take tests ‘must be ditched’ Almost a third of recent deaths in England and Wales not caused by virus Headteacher who broke ranks over face masks put under investigation PM urged to resist pressure from unions over face masks in classroom Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial Britain is facing pressure to follow the lead of President Joe Biden and waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines. In a sharp reversal of the previous US position, Mr Biden voiced his support for a waiver through his top trade negotiator, Katherine Tai, who said "extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic call for extraordinary measures". The spotlight is now on Britain and the European Union to take a similar stance amid growing concern that severe outbreaks in India could allow the rise of vaccine-resistant strains of the deadly virus, undermining a global recovery. Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs encouraged Britain to back the waiver, arguing that it would help "end vaccine apartheid" and speed up vaccine rollout in low-income countries. However, Republican Senator Mike Crapo said the move would "benefit countries like China that are aggressively trying to obtain U.S. technology to bolster their own domestic champions". The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is by far the cheapest and most high-volume jab launched so far to curb the pandemic, making it more accessible to developing countries. Follow the latest updates below.
- The Daily Beast
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s OfficeNearly a year after Suzanne Morphew disappeared without a trace while out on a bike ride last Mother’s Day, the 49-year-old’s husband—who once pleaded for her safe return—has been arrested and charged with murder.The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to The Daily Beast that Barry Morphew, 53, is currently in custody after being arrested Wednesday morning, just days shy of the one-year anniversary of his wife’s disappearance on May 10, 2020, in Maysville, Colorado. He has been charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, tampering with physical evidence, and attempting to influence a public servant.“Today is a good day for Suzanne. Today is all about Suzanne, and it’s about her family, and it’s about all the individuals that knew her, loved her, and cared about her,” 11th Judicial District Attorney Linda Stanley said during a Wednesday news conference announcing Morphew’s arrest. While authorities said Wednesday that the arrest “marks a major milestone” in a case that confounded investigators for months and garnered national attention—investigators are still searching for the mother-of-two. For that reason, they’re keeping Morphew’s arrest warrant under seal. However, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said Wednesday “we believe that she’s not alive.” “My first reaction is relief,” Melinda Moorman, Suzanne Morphew’s sister, told Fox21 on Wednesday. “And grateful. I’m just so grateful.”“Today, justice is beginning for my sister. It’s been a journey that no one ever imagines that they’ll take,” she added, noting that she still loves her brother-in-law “though he’s done a terrible thing.”She Was Found Dead in the Woods. Her Family Doesn’t Buy ‘Suicide’ Claim.The investigation into the mother-of-two’s disappearance began on May 10, after one of her neighbors reported her missing when she didn’t return home from a bike ride. For several days, federal and local authorities conducted an extensive search over a 2.5-mile area—eventually finding her bike but not Morphew. Her body has still not been found.Stanley said Wednesday that while authorities are not revealing a cause of death, they have information about “a certain scenario” that they believe occurred last May. Barry Morphew, who was reportedly out of town on the day his wife went missing, released a video pleading for his wife’s safe return on May 17 and launched a social-media campaign to aid in the investigation. He even offered a $200,000 reward for information about her disappearance.“Oh Suzanne, if anyone is out there that can hear this, that has you, please, we’ll do whatever it takes to bring you back. We love you. We miss you. The girls need you. No questions asked. However much they want, I will do whatever it takes to get you back. Honey, I love you. I want you back so bad,” he said.Despite Morphew’s public appeal, questions began to surface about his possible role in his wife’s murder—including reports that he had scrubbed his Denver hotel room clean just prior to Suzanne’s disappearance. Morphew denied the claims.In one rare August interview with Fox21, Morphew insisted that unfair media coverage of his wife’s case made him out to be a villain. “People don’t know the truth, so they’re gonna think what they’re gonna think,” he said. Then, he began to offer different theories about what happened to his wife, suggesting she may have been the victim of an animal attack or had a run-in with another person.During the interview, Morphew also slammed the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, saying they had “screwed this whole [investigation] up from the beginning and now they are trying to cover it up and blame it on me.”On Wednesday, Spezze said that over the last year, 135 search warrants were executed, more than 400 individuals were interviewed, and officers investigated at least 1,400 tips. Morphew, who immediately asked for a lawyer after being arrested, is expected in court on Thursday at 10 a.m. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet 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.
- Associated Press
After nearly three decades in London, Christophe Reech was fed up with the city's pandemic lockdowns. This spring, he sold his luxury townhouse and jetted off to the desert sheikhdom of Dubai to start a new life with his family. The French business magnate’s super wealthy foreign friends were doing the same, driving an unprecedented surge in sales of Dubai's most-exclusive properties.
- Miami Herald
Temperature checks are over at Universal Orlando Resort.
- Business Insider
Man charged with joining the Capitol riot after the FBI saw his wife's Facebook posts bragging about it
The FBI were led to Gary Edwards by a tip saying his wife had posted to Facebook about how he had walked "right into the rotunda" of the Capitol.
The shootout took place during a police operation in a favela in the Brazilian city.
- The Week
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. The new variants are more transmissible than the original strain and, some studies suggest, deadlier. The New England Journal of Medicine study examined records of more than 200,000 people from Qatar's COVID-19 database. The Pfizer vaccine was 87 to 89.5 percent effective at preventing infection from the B.1.1.7 variant among people two weeks past their second shot, 72.1 to 75 percent effective against the B.1.351 variant, and 100 percent effective at preventing severe, critical, or fatal cases of either variant, the researchers found. The study in The Lancet was based on more than 230,000 cases from Israel. It found that the Pfizer vaccine was more than 95 percent effective against infection, hospitalization, or death in fully vaccinated people 16 and older, and 94 percent effective in people 85 and older. The vaccine efficacy numbers aren't self-evident, but Brains On!, a science podcast for kids, has a short, entertaining, and pretty effective explanation using defecating seagulls. You can watch that below. More stories from theweek.comHouse GOP leader Kevin McCarthy apparently pays $1,500 to live in a 12-bedroom, 16-bath penthouseMitch McConnell, asked about the Liz Cheney purge, says '100 percent of my focus is on stopping' BidenAmerica's nervous breakdown is right on schedule
- The State
The suspect had access to the child through his position as a leader with the performing arts ministry, Rock Hill Police Department officers said.
- Yahoo News
As supply outstrips demand and the pace of U.S. COVID-19 vaccination slows down, President Biden on Tuesday announced a new goal: to vaccinate 70 percent of American adults by July 4. Polling suggests, however, that the U.S. is running out of people who are eager to get the jab, and experts now believe that the country as a whole is unlikely to achieve the kind of lasting protection known as herd immunity — which they define as the point when an estimated 75 to 90 percent of all Americans regardless of age have been vaccinated and the virus struggles to spread from host to host. The result will be a strange in-between state. Overall, cases will likely plummet; deaths and hospitalizations will, too. But in the absence of herd immunity — and the population-wide protection it offers — Americans will have to assess their own personal risk tolerance and choose which America they want to live in: the vaccinated America or the unvaccinated America. Communities with lower levels of vaccination will face higher levels of risk. Businesses and institutions may cater to vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans in different ways. Socializing could follow a similar path. New incentives — like the promise of travel without testing and quarantines — might boost vaccine acceptance. New divisions might prompt a backlash. “We need to figure out how to coexist with coronavirus by reducing our risk as much as possible while also resuming much of pre-pandemic life,” says Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public-health professor who previously served as Baltimore’s health commissioner. “That's a very difficult concept, I think, to understand — much less to live with.” Yahoo News spoke to Dr. Wen about what Americans should expect from the next phase of the pandemic — and the new normal it’s about to usher in.
- Architectural Digest
The mother-daughter duo bought immaculate side-by-side mansions last year, but the prices of these places—which are both still under construction—have just been revealed