Fibre-optics used to take the temperature of Greenland Ice Sheet — ScienceDaily


Scientists have used fibre-optic sensing to obtain the most detailed measurements of ice properties ever taken on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Their findings will be used to make more accurate models of the future movement of the world’s second-largest ice sheet, as the effects of climate change continue to accelerate. The research team, led by […]

And are more likely to consider leaving law due to burnout, study finds — ScienceDaily


Work-related factors impact the high rates of stress, risky drinking, and attrition in lawyers differently depending on gender, according to a study published May 12, 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Justin Anker from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Patrick Krill from Krill Strategies LLC, USA. Recent national reports indicate lawyers […]

Brain computer interface turns mental handwriting into text on screen — ScienceDaily


Scientists are exploring a number of ways for people with disabilities to communicate with their thoughts. The newest and fastest turns back to a vintage means for expressing oneself: handwriting. For the first time, researchers have deciphered the brain activity associated with trying to write letters by hand. Working with a participant with paralysis who […]

West Virginia man who died at 95 becomes oldest organ donor ever in the US


Cecil Lockhart of Welch, West Virginia, 95 (pictured), became the oldest organ donor ever in the U.S. after he passed away on May 4 and his liver was transplanted into a woman in her 60s A 95-year-old man has made history as the oldest organ donor ever in the U.S. Cecil Lockhart of Welch, West […]

The Harley Street doctors charging for cannabis treatments 


The smart entrance to the Sapphire Medical Clinic looks much like any other private practice on Harley Street in London. But there is something very different about this one. It’s not the staff — the doctors here are all leading experts with roles as NHS consultants. It’s what they are prescribing that marks them apart. […]

Children likely to be pleading guilty when innocent — ScienceDaily


The study says differences in children’s brains, which affect their sensitivity to pressure and rewards, and differences in the way they process information, make it more likely they will admit to crimes they didn’t commit when incentivized to do so. These developmental vulnerabilities mean solicitors and barristers should get extra support to help them better […]

Mail on Sunday launches campaign urging NHS bosses to let us all see our GPs face to face again


If there is one story which encapsulates the distress of families as GPs remain behind closed doors during this pandemic, then this is it. And to health chiefs who continue to insist patients should only be seen face-to-face where absolutely necessary, it should serve as a warning shot: to open up ALL surgeries again, or […]

Air pollution in the UK is at its LOWEST since records began


Air pollution in the UK is at the lowest since records began, according to official Government statistics.  Three of the most problematic pollutants — nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) — dropped to all-time low levels last year due to lockdown. These pollutants are spewed out in high levels by engines, industry, […]

Covid US: Biden keeps mask ON despite CDC saying fully-vaccinated can go MASKLESS outside


President Joe Biden kept his face mask on Tuesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said fully vaccinated Americans can now safely go without masks outside, saying he was doing so to make a point. Biden wore his face mask as he came out onto the North Lawn of the White House […]

One dose of vaccine slashes risk of spreading Covid by up to HALF, major study reveals 


A single dose of vaccine slashes the risk of spreading coronavirus by up to half, a major study reveals today. Not only does the jab reduce a person’s chance of catching Covid in the first place, it greatly reduces their chances of passing it on, should they get infected. The research by Public Health England […]

40m Britons now live in practically ‘Covid-free’ areas


Nearly 40million people in England live in practically ‘Covid-free’ areas, data has revealed. The UK’s hugely successful vaccine rollout and continued lockdown measures have meant that seven in ten people now live in places where two or fewer cases were recorded during the latest week. It sparks hopes that Boris Johnson will proceed with the next […]

Pfizer finds more than 80 fake doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Mexico and Poland


Pfizer Inc has identified the first confirmed instances of counterfeit versions of its COVID-19 vaccine being used abroad. Fake doses of the two-shot inoculation, developed with German partner BioNTech SE, were found in Mexico and Poland, according to The Wall Street Journal. The vials in Mexico had fraudulent labeling while those found in Poland appeared […]

Specialized driving instructors say path to getting licensed for autistic teens may be longer, but achievable with tailored instruction and other support — ScienceDaily


A collaborative study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) identified clear strengths and a series of specific challenges autistic adolescents experience while learning to drive. The findings were recently published by the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Researchers conducted […]

The new model may have applications for studying and predicting a range of dynamical systems — ScienceDaily


The dynamics of the neural activity of a mouse brain behave in a peculiar, unexpected way that can be theoretically modeled without any fine tuning, suggests a new paper by physicists at Emory University. Physical Review Letters published the research, which adds to the evidence that theoretical physics frameworks may aid in the understanding of […]

Covid-19 UK: Nearly half of over-50s refuse the coronavirus vaccine in parts of England


More than half of people in England are now living in areas that are almost entirely free of coronavirus and have vaccine uptake rates above 90 per cent, MailOnline can reveal today in a fascinating set of interactive tools. Latest NHS England figures show nationally 89 per cent of over-50s had received at least one […]

Government WILL try to make Covid vaccines COMPULSORY for care home staff, Matt Hancock confirms


Ministers will push for coronavirus vaccines to become mandatory for care home staff, Matt Hancock confirmed today. The Health Secretary argued workers have a ‘duty of care’ to elderly residents because they are most at risk of dying from the virus. Mr Hancock said industry bosses were united in their calls for a ‘no jab, no […]

How to tackle heel pain and get back on your feet: DR MARTIN SCURR addresses your health issues 


My wife is a keen walker, but has not been able to walk for months due to heel pain. Her doctor and podiatrist both suggested plantar fasciitis, but it does not hurt in the typical area, and she has not responded to treatment. She is 67. Peter Goode, via email. Heel pain, as your wife […]

Busting Covid myths: Why those Covid temperature tests aren’t just pointless – they’re dangerous


The anticipation is palpable. In just over a fortnight, Britain will begin to spring back to life. Pub gardens will bustle and the pavements outside restaurants will be transformed for continental-style alfresco dining. Gyms will throw open their doors, hairdressers will be ready to get to work on the nation’s lockdown locks. And, as Chancellor Rishi […]

DR MAX PEMBERTON: Line of Duty’s pill popping plot rings scarily true


Along with millions of others, I have been gripped by the latest series of Line Of Duty. Yet while storylines in the hit TV show often stretch cred- ulity, there’s one part that rings horrifyingly true: Detective Inspector Steve Arnott, one of the main characters, is addicted to prescription painkillers. His battle with these medicines […]

How Chile’s new Covid spike proves England’s cautious roadmap is the right route out of this crisis


Things are going according to plan. Despite a few wobbles about vanishingly small blood-clot risks, our vaccine rollout charges forward. And tomorrow we will enter the next phase of our roadmap to freedom. But at the Downing Street press conference last Monday, England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty was circumspect. Moving ‘steadily’ was key, he […]

EU approaches India for 10m doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine as Delhi blocks UK jabs shipment


The European Union has approached India in a bid to buy 10million doses of the AstraZeneca jab from its Serum Institute, as the bloc desperately scrambles to procure more vaccine supplies.  Britain has already blamed India’s export ban for delaying the shipment of five million doses to the UK and restricting the country’s vaccine drive […]

Scientists say human embryos could be grown in a test tube for FIVE WEEKS after mice develop in jars


Human embryos could be the next test subjects of a groundbreaking study that kept mouse embryos alive outside of the womb that developed a heart, stomach, head and limbs in six days. A team of Israeli scientists grew filled small jars with nutrients inside that were placed on rotating roller and pumped each with a pressurized […]

Chris Whitty warns Britain will be vulnerable to Covid for another two years


Britain will be vulnerable to coronavirus for another two years but the illness should become as manageable as the flu in the future, Chris Whitty claimed today. England’s chief medical officer said vaccine manufacturers were still struggling to get basic supplies distributed around the world and were not yet fully equipped to deal with new […]

UK taxpayers pumped £21m in to fitting out Dutch vaccine factory that EU have now blocked


No10 was today urged to consider asking for a refund of the £21million it invested into fitting out a Dutch factory to make AstraZeneca jabs, if the EU presses ahead with its threat to impose an export ban. Health Secretary Matt Hancock approved the multi-million pound investment in the Halix factory in Leiden with the […]

‘Out-dated’ social distancing measures will not protect you from Covid-19


Floor tiles, signs and posters urge us to ‘KEEP A SOCIAL DISTANCE’, while arcane one-way systems stop us from passing one another. Sinks have been taped up, just in case we get too close while carrying out all-important hand-washing, as have some of the urinals in the men’s loo, presumably to mitigate the Covid risk of […]

Former FDA commissioner says the US is NOT in the fourth wave of Covid 


America’s dreaded ‘fourth wave’ of coronavirus is never going to come, a former chief U.S. regulator predicts.  ‘There’s enough immunity in the population that you’re not going to see a true fourth wave of infection,’ Dr Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner told CBS Face the Nation.  The U.S. is now seeing […]

Boris confirms shops CAN reopen on Monday – but is lockdown roadmap in doubt?


The government was today accused of deploying ‘Project Fear’ tactics and doomsday worst case scenarios to justify prolonging coronavirus restrictions – despite the government’s own predictions showing that any third wave of coronavirus this summer is likely to be manageable. A third wave of Covid when restrictions are lifted in June is likely to be […]

Dozens of Hong Kong former lawmakers charged under national security law


If found guilty of “conspiracy to commit subversion” they could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Those charged were among 53 people — many prominent former lawmakers, activists and district councilors — who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating in a primary election for the city’s democratic opposition last July. […]

Italy’s $1 home bonanza: Find out why not everyone is happy


(CNN) — Dozens of towns in Italy have been selling abandoned dwellings for a song, sparking a new kind of gold rush as enthusiastic buyers from all over the world try to secure a bargain in beautiful, remote villages. The deal is seen as a win-win, with dying communities getting an influx of new life […]

Opinion: Potato Head is getting with the times. So should Congress


Hasbro has announced it is dropping the gendered honorific “Mr.” from the brand name of its popular Potato Head toy. The move, a seemingly innocuous one that follows in the inclusive footsteps of other brands like Mattel and Target, has sparked the fury of the internet mob once again exposing its ugly underbelly of anti-LGBTQ […]

Opinion: Biden is walking a tightrope on Saudi Arabia


While the four-page report supports a conclusion already reached in 2018 by the CIA — that the man known as MBS was responsible for Khashoggi’s murder — it sends a new signal: that President Joe Biden is willing to publicly challenge what he once called a “pariah” state. The US State Department also announced on […]

The court of international public opinion long ago found MBS guilty over Khashoggi murder. The US has just caught up


A Turkish intelligence audio recording captured the moments inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that Saudi government agents drugged, suffocated and dismembered the 59-year-old Washington Post columnist. In the 879 days since, the only geopolitical question of consequence is what role Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known by his initials MBS, played in […]

Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic alone


“It is fantastic to have a partner in the White House,” Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, told CNN Business. “We felt like we were fighting this fight, frankly, all alone for the last year.” NAM, which represents more than 130,000 manufacturers, announced Friday it is planning to partner with […]

Trump supporters who breached the Capitol: ‘It was not Antifa’


Many of the alleged rioters facing charges also embraced this conspiracy. But according to a CNN review of court documents, nearly a dozen defendants have explicitly pushed back, saying that they and other Trump supporters deserve the credit for storming the Capitol — not Antifa. “There’s a lot of memes and posts flying around saying […]

Biden to laud House passing Covid relief bill as an important first step to defeating Covid-19


Slated to speak in the Roosevelt Room before he takes off to Delaware, the President will address the country for the first time after House Democrats approved his first legislative priority. The House approved the Covid relief package early Saturday morning along party lines by a vote of 219-212, sending the bill to the Senate. […]

TWA Flight 800 wreckage to be destroyed years after explosion


All 230 people on board the Paris-bound flight were killed. The Boeing 747 was destroyed, and the wreckage fell into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of Long Island, New York. The reconstructed wreckage has been used in accident investigation training courses for nearly 20 years, the NTSB said in a statement […]

Stimulus package update: House passes Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package


The final vote tally was 219-212. Two Democrats broke ranks and voted against the bill: Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Jared Golden of Maine. The bill did not pass with bipartisan support as no Republicans voted for it. Now that the bill has passed the House it will next go to the Senate. Making the […]

Opinion: Keep your eye on Kentucky’s voting plans


It began with a successfully executed 2020 election, in which Kentucky, which has some of the most restrictive voting rules in the nation, eased voter access in light of the pandemic. Normally, Kentucky has no early voting, no online ballot request tool for absentee voters and no “cure” process if the signature on the ballot […]

FBI identifies suspect in death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, sources say


(CNN)The FBI has identified a suspect it’s focusing on in the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, according to law enforcement officials. The theory, as CNN has reported, is that Sicknick became ill from bear spray used by the mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6, and video evidence CNN previously reported on […]

Biden promises to help winter storm-battered Texas recover: ‘We’re in it for the long haul’


In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the President visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined […]

Alexey Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony, Russian prison service says


The exact location and name of the penal colony was not revealed but Alexander Kalashnikov of Russia’s federal penitentiary service (FSIN) told reporters: “According to the court’s decision, he left to where he currently should be. Everything is done within the framework of the law and the current legislation.” Kalashnikov added Navalny will be kept […]

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban


The Muslim man in his 30s — whose name has been withheld by his lawyer to protect his privacy — filed the lawsuit after he was arrested in the central Selangor state in 2018 for attempting gay sex, which he denies. Same-sex acts are illegal in Malaysia, although convictions are rare. The country, which has […]

The week in 43 photos


Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More than […]

Federal judge rules eviction moratorium is unconstitutional


US District Judge John Barker, who was appointed by then-President Donald Trump to the court in the Eastern District of Texas, stopped short of issuing a preliminary injunction, but said he expected the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to respect his ruling and withdraw the moratorium. The order, citing the fact that “COVID-19 […]

Mexico border: Increasing number of unaccompanied children arriving at southern border setting off alarm bells for feds


On Thursday, a senior Health and Human Services Department official briefed Capitol Hill staff about the capacity challenges facing the department, which is charged with the care of migrant children, according to a congressional aide. Jallyn Sualog, acting director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, shared concern over the uptick in children and limited space, […]

Analysis: Saudi Arabia is experiencing the downside of betting on the Trump family


“The President’s intention — as is the intention of this government — is to recalibrate our engagement with Saudi Arabia and have counterparts communicate with counterparts,” Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, said Wednesday before today’s call between her boss and MBS’s father, King Salman. It doesn’t get much blunter than that. The fact that […]

Republicans react to 2020 defeats by trying to make it harder to vote (Opinion)


According to the federal government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and election officials of both parties, the 2020 election was the most secure and well-run election ever. There was record turnout and zero evidence of massive voter fraud. States made it easier to vote while also ensuring that valuable integrity measures were in place. So, […]

Khashoggi report: Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of intelligence report


The congressionally mandated release of the report, which is expected to further implicate Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Washington Post columnist’s death, is expected to take place imminently now that Biden and the King have spoken. The call “went well,” according to a source close to the Saudi government. White […]

Arizona Republicans propose giving lawmakers — not election officials — final review of election results


The effort by GOP legislators in battleground states to drastically change voting laws comes after last year’s elections saw record numbers of early and mail-in voters, many of them Democrats, after rules were relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The high numbers triggered baseless claims of fraud by then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans that […]

Top New York state health official grilled on the handling of Covid-19 nursing home deaths


The administration’s decision to delay the release of data on Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities — the subject of a federal investigation — has become a political crisis for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State lawmakers accuse Cuomo of a cover-up and said they are considering repealing the governor’s emergency powers. Zucker, appearing virtually before a […]

Stimulus bill: When will Congress pass Covid relief?


What’s riding on this negotiation is the $1,400 stimulus checks proposed by Biden even before he took office, as well as that extra federal unemployment money. Democrats have said they will get a bill signed by mid-March. But getting the proposal — proposals, really, since there will be different versions between the House, Senate and […]

Lawmakers angrily grill Capitol security officials over lack of leadership as mob stormed US Capitol


Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican from Washington state, said she was with police officers during the attack and saw the communication failures happening in real-time. “It was very clear that their head pieces, the communication pieces, they were getting no actual real communication, they were getting no leadership, they were getting no direction, there […]

Response to Capitol riot was a “multi-tiered failure,” acting US Capitol Police chief says


The House Appropriations committee, which has direct oversight of the US Capitol Police, is holding a hearing today with acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman and acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett. This will mark the first time either has appeared in an open hearing. Pittman apologized to lawmakers for security failures in a closed […]

Acting Capitol Police chief will tell lawmakers intelligence failed to predict scope of Jan. 6 attack


Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said Wednesday that the agency had taken action ahead of the Jan. 6 riot based on intelligence that extremists planned to participate in the preceding rally and planned to be armed, but that the intelligence failed to predict the scope of the attack, which would ultimately overwhelm officers when the […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so if […]

Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news


The new code, which the Australian parliament approved Thursday, “will ensure that news media businesses are fairly remunerated for the content they generate,” Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in a statement. The country’s unprecedented new law had been hotly debated in recent months. Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) had opposed the initial version of the […]

Ron Johnson: Why the senator’s fringe conspiracy theories are so alarming (opinion)


It would be OK, for example, to guffaw at Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, after he sat in the Senate on Tuesday, during the first hearing investigating the January coup attempt by followers of then-President Donald Trump, and offered an alternative reality about what occurred. The notion was so far from the plain truth that it […]

Pentagon report reveals details about White supremacists in the ranks


It details an instance of a former National Guardsman who is a member of a dangerous neo-Nazi group bragging about openly discussing extremist views while serving and separately describes service members describing how they recognize fellow White supremacists by their fascist tattoos and T-shirt logos. While the report, commissioned by Congress and dated October 2020, […]

Lawyers make progress in reunifying children split from families at the border, latest court filing says


Wednesday’s filing is the first under the Biden administration, which is now responsible for the reunification of families separated at the US-Mexico border as a result of former President Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The new administration has taken a markedly different tone in talking about the Trump-era policy, which called for the […]

Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob


In fact, Anthony Aguero, a conservative livestreamer, activist and associate of Greene, said on video following the January 6 assault on the Capitol that he had been among those who entered and attacked those who falsely claimed it was done by “Antifa.” “We were all there. It was not Antifa and it was not BLM. […]

Steve Bannon investigation gains steam as Manhattan prosecutors subpoena financial records


Prosecutors sent the subpoenas after Trump pardoned Bannon in late January for federal conspiracy crimes tied to the southern border-wall project, making Bannon among the Trump world figures — including the former president — subjects of criminal investigations by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance. The grand jury subpoenas were sent to Wells Fargo, one of […]

‘Top Secret’ Saudi documents show Khashoggi assassins used company seized by Saudi crown prince


The documents, filed as part of a Canadian civil lawsuit earlier this year, are labeled “Top Secret” and signed by a Saudi minister who relayed the orders of the crown prince, the young de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. “According to the instruction of His Highness the Crown Prince,” the minister wrote according to a […]

Democrats now at odds over whether to immediately seek postmaster general’s ouster


Changes made to the Postal Service under DeJoy, the US postmaster general and major donor to former President Donald Trump, sparked outrage last year when critics blamed him for the slowdown of mail delivery ahead of the critical November election. Democrats linked DeJoy to Trump’s anti-mail-in voting rhetoric and accused him of attempting to sabotage […]

Neera Tanden: Key committee votes postponed in troubling sign for Tanden nomination


Senators want more time to consider the nomination, an official on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee who is familiar with the matter tells CNN. A senior aide on the other panel, the Senate Budget Committee, told CNN its hearing also was postponed and that Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses […]

Daniel Prude: Protesters gather in Rochester streets after announcement that no police officers will be charged


Prude, a 41-year-old Black man was having a mental health episode on March 23 when officers handcuffed him, covered his head with a “spit sock” and held him on the ground in a prone position. Prude was taken to a hospital, declared brain dead and died a week later. The protesters, some holding “Black Lives […]

Japan increases protection for US military amid ‘severe security environment’


The number of what Japan calls “asset protection” missions was up from 14 in 2019 amid a “severe security environment,” according to an announcement from Japan’s Ministry of Defense. The Japanese military said the 25 missions involved Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) protecting US Navy ships on four occasions while those ships were gathering information on […]

Car crash: Tiger Woods had a rod inserted in his leg during an emergency surgery after a high-speed crash


Woods was “awake, responsive, and recovering,” after the surgery at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the statement said. The 45-year-old was driving shortly after 7 a.m. PT on Tuesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, when the SUV he was using crossed a median and veered across two lanes of road before hitting a curb, […]

Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife $7,700 for housework in landmark divorce case


Wang, a homemaker, demanded restitution equivalent to $24,700 from her husband after he filed for divorce at a district court in Beijing in October. Wang said she was left to take care of the couple’s child and housework alone, as her husband “barely cared about or participated in any kind of domestic chores,” the state-run […]

Uyghurs in China: What Biden should do about China’s atrocities (opinion)


This genocide — that’s what it is — poses an urgent test for President Joe Biden’s new administration and for the international community. Either the United States and the world will finally go beyond tepid criticism and respond with real action, or we can forget about values, universal rights, and international law. The term genocide […]

California professor put on paid administrative leave after video shows him chastising student who is hard of hearing


Last Thursday, a two-minute video — broken into three parts for TikTok — surfaced showing a Zoom recording from a physiology class at Oxnard College that day taught by professor Michael Abram, who is identified in the video by name and by a student in his class. CNN has reached out to Abram multiple times […]

LA Times reporter explains how he led the way on the Tiger Woods story


Richard Winton, the prominent law enforcement reporter for the Los Angeles Times, was sitting in his home office late on Tuesday morning when he saw a tweet fly across his screen. The tweet was from KFI-AM’s Steven Gregory who was reporting that Tiger Woods had been injured in a serious crash. “I immediately started chasing […]

Thomas Webster charged: Prosecutors say retired NYPD officer beat police officer with metal pole during US Capitol riot


Prosecutor Benjamin Gianforti said that Webster, 52, turned himself into the FBI field office in New York’s Hudson Valley at 2:35 p.m. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Webster retired from the NYPD in 2011 and had been part of the uniformed security detail at City Hall and Gracie […]

Opinion: The truly shocking failures on the day rioters stormed the Capitol


There was no shortage of finger-pointing and blame-passing, but one big takeaway was clear: We’ve barely scratched the surface of what happened on one of the most ignominious days in American history. Republicans have tried to cast the January 6 attacks as an unfortunate incident, a moment when emotions ran high, many otherwise decent people […]

Here’s what we know about Tiger Woods’ car crash


L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Source: KCAL; KCBS Tiger Woods’ car accident occurred on a stretch of road known for high speeds and prone to crashes, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said a news conference Tuesday. “At the time it [Woods’ SUV] crossed the center divider, to the point that it rested, was several hundred feet away, so […]

Grand jury votes not to indict officers in Rochester death of Daniel Prude


“Daniel Prude was in the throes of a mental health crisis and what he needed was compassion, care, and help from trained professionals. Tragically, he received none of those things,” James said in a statement. “We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, […]

Capitol riot hearing: Live updates


Steven Sund is sworn in on Tuesday. Pool Former chief of the US Capitol Police, Steven Sund, called the rioters “criminals” and said they “came prepared for war” during the Jan. 6 attack. In his prepared opening statement during a Senate hearing on the Capitol riots, Sund said that the events of Jan. 6 were […]

Former Capitol Police Chief says Jan. 6 rioters “came prepared for war”


Steven Sund is sworn in on Tuesday. Pool Former chief of the US Capitol Police, Steven Sund, called the rioters “criminals” and said they “came prepared for war” during the Jan. 6 attack. In his prepared opening statement during a Senate hearing on the Capitol riots, Sund said that the events of Jan. 6 were […]

Garland vowed to keep politics out of the Department of Justice


Frmer President Trump declared more than a year ago, “I am actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer,” as he tried to assert control over Department of Justice decisions. The claim in February 2020, as Trump basked in his first Senate acquittal on US House impeachment charges and prepared to fire people who had testified […]

All 4 requested witnesses plan to testify at today’s hearing on the Capitol attack


Federal prosecutors have charged at least 250 people in connection with the Capitol riot, according to a CNN analysis of court records and Department of Justice announcements. These defendants come from 40 states and the District of Columbia, according to a CNN analysis.  Not surprisingly, there are more defendants hailing from the largest states in […]

US Capitol attack: Law enforcement officials to break silence about security failures


The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs and Senate Rules committees are holding an open hearing during which they will likely grill former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger, and acting US Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee about how such a […]

Pandemic stress is causing paranoia


“What do you need it for? What are you going to do with it?” my colleague asked me, Zoom eyes wide with fear. “Whoa there,” I wanted to say. There was no need to get concerned. I had simply asked a coworker for a straightforward piece of information that in normal times would have evoked […]

Opinion: How Biden can strike a blow against Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations


Nineteen members of the family of Saudi Muslim scholar and political prisoner Salman Al-Awda have been banned from travel outside Saudi Arabia, including six great-grandchildren, the youngest just a 1-year-old. MBS has also targeted royals, the rich and the powerful in an effort to intimidate, shake down and thwart any challenge to his power. The […]

The immigration debate has a blind spot


“Without immigration it becomes increasingly impossible to sustain entitlements, much less a functioning health care system, or a local tax base in rural and suburban cities and communities across the country,” says Ali Noorani, president of the National Immigration Forum, a centrist immigration advocacy group. After Trump sought to slash legal immigration through legislative and […]

Baton Rouge police are investigating after a video shows an officer with his arm around teen’s neck during arrest


No decision has been made yet on whether the officers involved in the incident would face disciplinary action, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said during a press conference Monday. Broome said that she and Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul have reviewed the police-worn body camera footage of the incident. Officers responded to two […]

Facebook will restore news in Australia after talks with the government


The announcement caps month of bitter dispute between the American tech firm and Canberra, which had been working on legislation that would force tech platforms to pay news publishers for content. The agreement “will allow us to support the publishers we choose to, including small and local publishers,” said Campbell Brown, Facebook’s vice president for […]

What SCOTUS ruling means for Manhattan DA’s Trump criminal investigation


The district attorney’s office, led by Cyrus Vance, is expected to have access to the records within the next few days, according to people familiar with the matter. Vance’s office and Trump’s long-time accounting firm Mazars USA, which was subpoenaed for the records, have been in discussions for months about how the documents, mainly in […]

What Matters: What America’s next pandemic year will look like


As we enter our second year with Covid, it’s becoming more and more clear that it will take more time to get back to how life looked in February of 2020. There will be permanent changes to the way we interact, work, travel, eat and learn. When you find yourself wondering, as I often do, […]

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton traveled to Utah during devastating winter storms


Paxton’s campaign spokesperson, Ian Prior, would not tell CNN when the couple had departed or returned but said the attorney general “did not leave Texas until after power had returned to most of the state, including his own home.” “Attorney General Paxton attended a previously planned meeting with the attorney general of Utah to discuss […]

Opinion: The mysterious case of Lindsey Graham’s political transformation


How, though, did he morph into former President Donald Trump’s chief lickspittle in the US Senate, who just this past weekend headed down to Mar-a-Lago to discuss the Republican Party’s future? One could speculate endlessly about the reasons: his desire to avoid a Trump-inspired primary against him in 2020, potential presidential aspirations, etc. But I […]

In one morning, the Supreme Court looked to rid itself of the Trump era


It’s as if the justices, in one day, sought to wipe their hands of lingering issues that had been heralded by the former President in a cascade of tweets, legal filings and statements during the last months of his administration. The focus on Monday was not Trump administration policies, but instead disputes deeply personal to […]

6 takeaways from Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing


The chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit pledged to “fend off any effort by anyone” to politicize the investigations of the department. “I am not the President’s lawyer,” said Garland. “I am the United States’ lawyer.” Here are six takeaways from Garland’s nomination hearing. Senate Republicans pressed Garland on […]

Family of Americans held hostage in Iran urge Biden admin to make release key part of Iran policy


Babak Namazi, the son of Baquer and brother of Siamak Namazi, told reporters Monday that it “pains (him) greatly that we are now in into a third administration, with both (his) brother and father still being held captive.” “As the Biden administration develops its new Iran policy, my family expects that President Biden and his […]

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen team up to host Spotify podcast


Spotify (SPOT) revealed the new show on Monday, along with dozens of other announcements as part of its virtual event, Stream On. The streaming platform that was once just home to popular music is continuing its expansion into podcasts and will soon include more exclusive shows on race, religion, politics and superheroes. Higher Ground and […]

GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she won’t support Neera Tanden’s OMB confirmation


Collins, a moderate from Maine, was seen as a potential Republican vote following Manchin’s decision not to support Tanden. Democrats hold the Senate by a 50-50 margin, and Manchin’s announcement was seen as devastating for her chances. She cited Tanden’s past criticisms of her Senate colleagues on social media for her decision and said the […]

Merrick Garland’s 2-day confirmation hearing to be Biden’s attorney general starts Monday morning


Now Garland gets another chance to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 9:30 a.m. ET on Monday, the first day of a two-day hearing, but this time he’s appearing for a different role as President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Justice Department. While Garland is expected to face pointed questions over multiple thorny […]

Joe Biden is president, but Donald Trump’s election lies are still being amplified by his media allies


USA Today and Suffolk U conducted a survey of 1,000 Trump voters, identified via 2020 polls, in the past week. The results reaffirm that Donald Trump’s big lies are now part of the bedrock of the Republican Party. Riot denialism, for example: “Most Trump voters embrace a version of events on Jan. 6 that has […]

Opinion: The three biggest decisions facing Merrick Garland


If all goes as planned and Garland takes the reins at the Justice Department, he will face a daunting thicket of quandaries that present thorny issues of law, accountability and politics. Garland will bring impressive credentials to the attorney general position. Unlike the former Attorney General William Barr, Garland earned his stripes as a trial […]

Claudette Colvin: How Black women and girls have been excluded from civil rights history


In March 1955, the 15-year-old was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The teenager and others challenged the law in court. But civil rights leaders, pointing to circumstances in Colvin’s personal life, thought that Parks would be the better representative of the movement. […]

Garland calls Capitol riot ‘heinous attack’ in opening statement to Senate Judiciary Committee


“If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 — a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government,” Garland says in the statement. The attorney general nominee plans to stress that […]

Why Britain’s anti-immigration politicians are opening the doors to thousands of Hong Kongers


Full of bravado and often clad in black, the 21-year-old oversaw a group of 60 combative front-liners who embraced confrontational tactics against the police while demanding greater democracy in the former British colony. Today, he is applying for asylum in the United Kingdom, and separated from his family in Hong Kong where he feels he […]

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