Bees, bees, bees! Swarming season is going to begin for these buzzing honey-making creatures and beekeepers are staying on their toes.
- Miami Herald
Deadline day is here and it’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting ever for the Florida Panthers.
- Raleigh News and Observer
A 45-year-old was fatally shot close to Main Street near Duke’s East Campus.
DUBAI (Reuters) -An incident at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was caused by an act of "nuclear terrorism", the country's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said, according to state TV, adding that Tehran reserves the right to take action against the perpetrators. Israel's Kan public radio cited intelligence sources, whose nationality it did not disclose, as saying that Israel's Mossad spy agency had carried out a cyber attack at the site. Earlier on Sunday, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) had said that a problem with the electrical distribution grid of the Natanz site had caused an incident, Iranian media reported.
Yellow fever, slavery and distrust of government all contributed to resistance to official checks.
See all the winners and nominees for this year's British Academy Film Awards.
- The Daily Beast
DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty ImagesA report by a chemical weapons watchdog concluded that a helicopter controlled by Syria’s elite “Tiger Forces” military unit dropped a chlorine cylinder on the rebel-held city of Saraqib in February 2018.“There are reasonable grounds to believe that, at approximately 21:22 on 4 February 2018, during ongoing attacks against Saraqib, a military helicopter of the Syrian Arab Air Force under the control of the Tiger Forces hit eastern Saraqib by dropping at least one cylinder,” said the report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. “The cylinder ruptured and released a toxic gas, chlorine, which dispersed over a large area, affecting 12 named individuals.”The dozen individuals who were exposed to the chemical suffered from skin irritation, chest pain, and nausea, the report noted.Criminal Complaint Filed Against Assad and His Henchmen in Germany Over Chemical Weapons AttacksWitnesses told the OPCW that on the day of the attack, “they heard a helicopter sound between 21:15 and 21:22, and one or two items falling and hitting the ground.” One person who had been staying in a nearby shelter “recounted that he went to see what had happened and started feeling sick when getting closer to the area in the direction of the origin of the sound.” Video evidence obtained by the OPCW confirmed witness accounts.Despite growing evidence indicating otherwise, the Assad regime has flatly denied ever using chemical weapons in the conflict.The OPCW report relied on interviews with victims and medical personnel who responded to the incident, samples from the scene examined by toxicologists, and satellite imagery obtained by the team which identified several “impact points.”Responding investigation, Syrian authorities had alleged that White Helmet rescue workers had worked with jihadi groups to “stage” the incident in order to “forge accusations against the Syrian Arab Army.” The watchdog group found no evidence supporting that claim.Syria’s infamous Tiger Forces is a pro-government, Russian-backed, intelligence-driven air militia “widely regarded as the most powerful and most brutal of the four intelligence branches,” according to the Middle East Institute. The unit’s founder has been accused of ordering the killing of hundreds of the protestors in the early days of Syria’s decade-long conflict.The Monday report is the second OPCW investigation into the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. The first confirmed the use of a sarin nerve agent and chlorine against civilians in a March 2017 attack on the town of Ltamenah, killing three people and injuring 32, who suffered from vomiting, breathing difficulties, and frothing at the mouth.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.
- The Independent
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration is “incredibly saddened” by the death of Daunte Wright at the hands of law enforcement at the weekend, confirming that Joe Biden has been briefed on the incident. President Biden will address the police shooting of Mr Wright in Minnesota in comments at the start of an unrelated event planned for this afternoon. Mr Biden has spoken with the mayor of Brooklyn Center where the incident took place.
- The State
“That was totally a vibe,” judge Katy Perry said.
- Business Insider
Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized the president's social media use
President Joe Biden "spends his time working on behalf of the American people," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.
- The State
- Business Insider
"Really what we need to do in those situations is shut things down," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said of MIchigan's COVID-19 surge.
- Business Insider
A female US Army soldier ran a mile in a 96-pound bomb suit in under 11 minutes, setting a world record
"The helmet's definitely the worst part because if you're leaning forward or backward, it'll take your whole body with you," she said.
- Associated Press
Equipment from a marijuana grow in a Los Angeles home's garage may have caused an explosion that shattered the structures, trapping one man in the debris and sending another to the hospital with critical burn injuries, authorities said Monday. More than a dozen nearby homes were evacuated after the explosion Sunday night in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood and several sustained damage from debris, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. Firefighters could smell natural gas in the air when they responded but did not find any flames, the department said.
- Associated Press
La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate. Experts called it a “huge explosion” that generated pyroclastic flows down the volcano’s south and southwest flanks. “It’s destroying everything in its path,” Erouscilla Joseph, director of the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center, told The Associated Press.
An Asian man accused of kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault an Asian woman because he thought she was white has been arrested and charged in Irvine, California last week. Michael Sangbong Rhee, 37, of Lake Forest, allegedly targeted the victim while she was sitting in her car in the area of Harvard Avenue and Coronado Street around 1:30 p.m. on April 8. Armed with a handgun, Rhee first ordered the woman to get in the back of the vehicle if she wanted to live, Irvine police said.
Minnesota prohibits dangling items like air fresheners from rearview mirrors, which Daunte Wright's family says was a factor in the traffic stop that killed him
The ACLU says the law has been used by the police for so-called "pretext" stops, which it says disproportionately target Black drivers.
I tried Kylie Jenner's easy grilled-cheese recipe, and it's a testament to the beauty of a simple sandwich
Jenner's six-ingredient sandwich recipe is simple but delicious, and it's filled with quirky steps, like adding hot sauce to the melted cheese.
A former Minneapolis police officer said he quit days before the Derek Chauvin trial because he thinks protesters will 'burn the city down' no matter the case's outcome
The former sergeant told Insider that he believed there would be rioting at the close of Chauvin's murder trial and that he feared getting killed.
- Chicago Tribune
Chicago high school staff will refuse in-person work starting Wednesday without movement toward a reopening agreement, teachers union announces
CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union says high school staff members in Chicago Public Schools will refuse in-person work starting Wednesday without “adequate movement” toward a satisfactory reopening plan for high schools. CPS has identified April 19 as the “target” to reopen high schools — the last group that has yet to have the option of in-person classes since the pandemic shut schools in ...
The Virginia police officer who was filmed pepper-spraying a uniformed Black Army officer after holding him at gunpoint has been fired
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia has also ordered an independent investigation into the traffic stop involving 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario.