Coronavirus: Indian variant cases in the UK rise to 400 and there are now three types


The proportion of UK Covid cases caused by the Indian variant spiked eight-fold in a fortnight at the start of April, MailOnline can reveal. Four hundred cases of the strain – linked to an explosion of cases in India – have now been detected in Britain since it was first spotted in February. While it accounted […]

Covid India: Second wave ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’


India’s Covid second wave is being driven by a ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’ strain of virus that has pushed hospitals ‘beyond crisis point’ in just a matter of weeks, a top medic has warned. Dr Zarir Udwadia, a physician in hard-hit Mumbai and a government advisor, said India is now ‘in […]

How deadly is India’s Covid variant and is it REALLY behind explosion of cases?


India‘s coronavirus variant may not be fully to blame for the country’s devastating second wave, according to scientists who say a ‘perfect storm’ of Covid complacency, a disregard for social distancing and lack of preparedness by the Government has fuelled the crisis.  Doctors on the frontline claim the B.1.617 strain is responsible for the raging second […]

Covid vaccine boxes must be defaced before they are thrown away, official guidance warns


Coronavirus vaccine boxes must be defaced with permanent marker and destroyed before they are thrown away, official guidance warns. NHS England instructions say this is to stop thieves using the cartons to sell fake jabs on doorsteps and the dark web. They add that vials, which contain doses before they are put into syringes, can […]

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 […]

Microglia, Stockholm syndrome and miraculous cures in glioblastoma patients — ScienceDaily


Despite access to some of the best possible medical care in the world, Senators John McCain and Edward Kennedy both died within 18 months of their diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. While this deadly outcome typifies the nature of this disease, some glioblastoma patients see exceptional benefits from chemotherapy and survive […]

New measure to predict stress resilience — ScienceDaily


Researchers at the University of Zurich show that increased sensitivity in a specific region of the brain contributes to the development of anxiety and depression in response to real-life stress. Their study establishes an objective neurobiological measure for stress resilience in humans. Some people don’t seem to be too bothered when it comes to handling […]

England’s Covid outbreak is STILL shrinking, official statistics reveal


Britain today recorded 12 per cent fewer coronavirus cases than last week and 43 per cent less deaths, as one of the country’s top scientists said the UK was on the cusp of achieving herd immunity.  The Department of Health’s usual daily count showed there were 2,672 Covid diagnoses in the past 24 hours and […]

Vaccines not lockdown to blame for rapid drop in cases, top scientist says


Vaccines are behind Britain’s sharp drop in coronavirus cases since January, top experts claimed today — despite Boris Johnson insisting lockdown was the reason for the fall.   Professor Tim Spector, a King’s College London epidemiologist who runs the UK’s largest Covid symptom tracking study, said the epidemic had ‘mainly’ been squashed by the ‘exemplar vaccine programme’. […]

Covid UK: Daily deaths HALVE in a week to 13 while cases rise 29%


Daily Covid cases have jumped by nearly a third in a week, official figures revealed today in the first sign that England’s four-day Easter weekend may have fuelled a spike in transmission. Department of Health bosses posted another 3,568 positive tests across the UK – the highest daily toll since April 1. Deaths have halved […]

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 […]

Britain’s Covid cases drop by 13% in a week to 4,654 while deaths rise slightly to 23


Britain’s daily Covid cases have dropped 13 per cent in a week with 4,654 more infections today, official figures have revealed.  Deaths have risen slightly to 23 — up from 17 last Monday. But the Department of Health’s official fatality toll relies on registrations, meaning day-to-day counts can fluctuate.  Experts would be baffled by any […]

UK’s ‘wall of vaccination’ against Covid is ‘leaky’, Professor Chris Whitty says


Britain’s ‘wall of vaccination’ against Covid is ‘leaky’ because jabs aren’t 100 per cent effective and millions have still yet to be fully inoculated, Professor Chris Whitty warned tonight. England’s chief medical officer acknowledged the wall — designed to stop the NHS from being overwhelmed and thousands from dying in the event of a third […]

Covid UK: Daily Covid deaths HALVE in a week to 56 while new cases fall 25% to 4040


Britain’s daily Covid death toll has halved in a week, official figures revealed today amid mounting calls for Boris Johnson to lift lockdown restrictions quicker. Department of Health bosses posted 56 lab-confirmed fatalities and another 4,040 coronavirus cases — down 25 per cent on last Tuesday. It comes after the Office for National Statistics today […]

My sister was a devoted doctor… but I couldn’t help her heal herself


‘I was 18 months older but my cheeky little sister was the leader,’ says Esther, who is now 31. ‘She was confident and fiercely intelligent, with a smile that lit up a room’. Esther is pictured left while Rebecca is pictured right As children, Esther and Rebecca Marshall were often mistaken for twins.  ‘I was […]

Shpëtohen me moto-sajë nga Policia e Kosovës


Policia e Kosovës me anë të një njoftimi në Facebook ka bërë të ditur se disa pjestarë të njësisë policore kanë shpëtuar disa persona me moto-sajë në bjeshkët e Zhurit. Postimi i plotë nga Kosovo Police: Disa persona hasin në vështirësi në Bjeshkët e Zhurit si pasojë e dëborës, shpëtohen me moto-sajë nga Policia Kufitare […]

Connecticut man accused of starting Molotov cocktail fires targeting ambulances


The Torrington, Connecticut, man fled the state and was taken into custody Saturday night in Pennsylvania, according to the Facebook post. He is being charged with second-degree arson and second-degree burglary, authorities said. Roxbury Fire Chief Todd Wheeler told CNN affiliate WFSB they got a call about an automatic alarm at the firehouse around 5:45 […]

Rev. C.T. Vivian’s new memoir a guidebook for today’s activists


The Baptist minister and director of national affiliates for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had led a group of people to register to vote in Selma, Alabama, on February 16, 1965. “I had to get back up because otherwise people would have been defeated by violence. We can never allow violence to defeat nonviolence,” […]

US Soccer scraps anthem-kneeling policy


More than 70 percent of the members of US Soccer’s ruling body voted to scrap the policy requiring players to “stand respectfully” during the song. About 30 percent voted to keep the policy in place. “We know that this is a very divisive issue within our country and throughout the world,” US Soccer President Cindy […]

New Haven Police obtain arrest warrant for Yale student murder suspect


Pan remains at large, and the New Haven Police Department is expected to provide additional information related to the case on Monday, Capt. Anthony Duff, a spokesman for the department, confirmed to CNN. New Haven police had previously identified Pan as a “person of interest” in the Feb. 6 killing of Jiang. Pan, 29, was […]

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. […]

Wichita explosion: 3 officers hurt in blast while searching a vacant home, officials say


“Just after 4:00 officers were dispatched to check a vacant residence in the area. After making entry into the residence, three officers sustained injuries from a possible explosion from an unknown device,” the Wichita Police Department said in a tweet. Officials say they’re not sure what caused the explosion in the home on the 1400 […]

How the Czech Republic slipped into a Covid disaster, one misstep at a time


Instead, the current Czech catastrophe is akin to death by a thousand cuts, a result of dozens of tiny missteps, late decisions and botched public health messages, experts tell CNN. On Friday, the government conceded it had no other choice but to impose a very strict lockdown starting Monday, just as much of the rest […]

Virginia police officer fatally shot during traffic stop


Officer Dominic “Nick” Winum, 48, had been with the Town of Stanley Police Department since 2016, according to Police Chief Ryan Dean. Prior to that, Winum served as a trooper with the Virginia State Police, which also extended condolences. “It is with heavy hearts this evening that we must inform our community of the line […]

Myanmar’s UN ambassador fired after anti-coup speech as military intensifies crackdown on protesters


State television MRTV announced Kyaw Moe Tun’s removal on Saturday evening local time, saying he had “abused the power and responsibilities of a permanent ambassador” and that he “betrays the country.” Speaking to Reuters following his firing, Kyaw Moe Tun said that he “decided to fight back as long as I can.” The announcement came […]

The people who shared details of the Covid-19 pandemic that Beijing left out


Meet the truthtellers Chen Mei was perhaps an unlikely hero of the coronavirus pandemic. Chen Mei Chen Mei What he did Archived and republished articles about the early days of the coronavirus on Terminus 2049, including interviews with Ai Fen and Li Wenliang, and a Caixin investigation into the early days of the outbreak. What […]

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 […]

Black people in history: Little-known figures to know


Long before Venus and Serena Williams, another tall, young Black woman shook up the staid world of tennis with her powerful serve and brilliant play. She was Althea Gibson, and tennis had long been a segregated sport when her skill and strength broke the color barrier in the 1950s. Gibson’s path to tennis stardom was […]

LeBron James hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism


Ibrahimovic in an interview on Thursday said sportspeople like four-time NBA champion James, who has been one of the NBA’s leading voices against racial injustice and police brutality, should avoid making the mistake of getting involved in political matters and instead focus on only sports. “I will never shut up about things that are wrong. […]

Myanmar’s UN ambassador pleads for immediate global action to help overturn coup


Kyaw Moe Tun, remaining loyal to the civilian government ousted on February 1, delivered a dramatic speech while addressing the assembly on Friday. “We need further strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, to stop oppressing the innocent people, to return the state power to the people and to […]

For Black runners, every stride comes with a fear they can’t outrun


He wears a brightly colored wool hat in the winter, fearing a dark one could get him mistaken for a ski mask-donning attacker. He throws on a reflective vest to make it clear he’s a runner and not a loiterer. When he sees police officers, he waves emphatically so they can remember him as a […]

New Orleans officer killed while intervening in an altercation at a high school basketball game


The officer, who was not identified, was a Tulane police officer and a reserve officer for the Second City Court, New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said. The officer was at a basketball game at George Washington Carver High School when an individual tried to enter, starting an altercation with a staff member, Ferguson said. […]

Questions grow about discrimination’s role in the hurdles Biden’s nominees are facing


It’s not yet possible to make hard data comparisons with past administrations, in part because the confirmation process is ongoing and in part because Biden’s picks have been more diverse overall. But there is a growing sense of frustration about the obstacles that some of these nominees are facing. “The principle here is — is […]

Suspect charged with hate crime in stabbing attack against Asian man in New York City


Police say the Asian man was walking on the sidewalk at around 6:20 p.m. when he was approached from behind by an attacker who stabbed him in the torso “with an unknown sharp object” before fleeing. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is in critical condition, the NYPD said. The suspect, 23-year-old […]

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 […]

Lady Gaga pleads for safe return of her dogs


“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago,” Gaga wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. “My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return.” “If you bought or found them unknowingly, […]

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 […]

Nancy Pelosi’s first months of the new Congress: ‘Captain of a ship in uncharted waters’


It’s a sign of Democrats’ willingness to back the President on his first big legislative push and a reflection of Pelosi’s firm hold on the caucus that may prove her most challenging yet. In her fourth term as speaker, Pelosi is managing the slimmest majority in her tenure, a challenge even for a seasoned leader […]

Texas power outages: Mother who lost her three children in a fire after they were trying to stay warm speaks out


Jackie Pham Nguyen lost her mother, Loan Le, and her three children, Olivia, 11, Edison, 8, and Colette, 5 in a fire while trying to stay warm at her home in the Houston suburb of Sugarland during the power outages that crippled the state. When the power went out in her house, the family lit […]

New surveillance video shows the horrific attack on Lady Gaga’s dog walker


That video is part of the evidence that LAPD detectives are scrutinizing, according to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. The footage, recorded by a home surveillance camera, shows the dog walker on Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood on Wednesday night when a light-colored sedan slows down and stops next to him. At least two people can […]

Proud Boys leader has no sympathy for lawmakers targeted by Capitol riot


 ”I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.   More than a dozen people affiliated with the often violent, far-right  “Western Chauvinist” group have been charged for their roles in the insurrection, so CNN sat down with Tarrio to hear if he had any explanation or justification for […]

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 […]

John Geddert, who had ties to Larry Nassar, found dead after being charged with human trafficking and sex crimes, officials say


The 63-year-old was facing charges that included human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and lying to a peace officer, a release from Nessel’s office read. Geddert had been expected to turn himself in and be arraigned on Thursday afternoon. “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after […]

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 […]

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, two of her French bulldogs stolen


The source said the singer “is offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her two dogs, no questions asked. Anyone who has the dogs can use this email, KojiandGustav@gmail.com to retrieve the reward.” The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said a man was shot during a robbery before 10 p.m. and was transported to the […]

Why have India’s Covid-19 cases plummeted?


This has all happened without drastic measures such as circuit-breaker lockdowns, which have been used in places like New Zealand and Australia to get outbreaks under control. The Indian government is still implementing certain social distancing restrictions and has scrambled to assist overstretched hospitals — but the economy has reopened, domestic travel has resumed, and […]

Two dead after undercover cops shoot at each other in Philippines drug bust


The two officers, from the Philippine National Police (PNP), faced off against agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Quezon City on Wednesday evening. Three PDEA agents were also wounded in the confrontation and hospitalized. Police from the Quezon City Police District special operations unit had been conducting a drug buy-bust operation in […]

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 […]

Democrats and GOP at odds over scope of commission to investigate Capitol riots


Republicans are balking at a plan put forward by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to create an outside commission with more Democrats than Republicans, and one whose mandate they say would go beyond just the security failures of the January 6 insurrection. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday that Pelosi’s plan […]

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. […]

Congress rocked by consequential battles that will shape Biden’s presidency


After four years of politics by tweeted decree, normal service is resuming inside the Beltway in all its brutal, hypocritical, and high-stakes glory as everyone with power tries to wield it to set the tone for the coming years. The White House is standing firm behind Neera Tanden, its pick for budget director, though her […]

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 […]

Capitol riot: Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep rioters locked up


The apparent calculus prosecutors are using to determine whether they ask for jail time came to a head twice in court Tuesday, as they argued for the detention of a member of the pro-Trump extremist group the Proud Boys who carried an axe handle wrapped in a flag, and for an alleged conspirator among the […]

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 […]

Takeaways from the Senate hearing on the US Capitol attack


Lawmakers grilled former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving and former Senate sergeant-at-arms Michael C. Stenger, who all resigned after the attack. Also testifying was Michael Contee, the acting chief of local police in Washington DC. Here are five takeaways from the Senate hearing. One of the most stunning revelations […]

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 […]

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, […]

Tiger Woods injured in car crash


Tiger Woods was already struggling from previous injuries he sustained over the years before Tuesday’s car crash in California. CNN’s sports reporter Andy Scholes said that if he suffered additional injuries in this crash, “we could be looking at the end of Tiger Woods’ golf career. Here’s just hoping he’s okay.” “I interviewed him after he […]

Man dies after police kneel on his neck for nearly 5 minutes, family says in wrongful death claim


Angelo Quinto had been “suffering from anxiety, depression, and paranoia for the previous few months,” his family’s attorneys said in a wrongful death claim, filed on February 18. His sister Isabella Collins called police to their Antioch, California, home on December 23 because she feared he would hurt their mother, family lawyer John L. Burris […]

Ron Johnson used the Capitol attack hearing to push a ridiculous conspiracy theory


It shouldn’t surprise you one bit, then, that Johnson used his time in the first public Senate hearing on the Capitol attack to spread a single eyewitness account suggesting that there were professional provocateurs seeded in the crowd on January 6 that led the largely peaceful gathering to turn violent. Johnson read excerpts from a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inside a ‘Patriot Party’ rally where Trump loyalists search for a path forward


The idea and, perhaps just as important, the logo, have been circulating on social media since last summer. But after the Capitol riot and swearing-in of President Joe Biden, Patriot Party groups have formed and multiplied, mostly on Telegram, where they share memes, disinformation and commentary in chaotic channels in all 50 states. On February […]

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 […]

Soccer: US women’s team ‘past the protesting phase’ of anthem debate


The entire US team, clad in their warmup jackets with the words “Black Lives Matter” on the front, stood for the national anthem ahead of their SheBelieves Cup game on Sunday after some had knelt in the tournament opener last Thursday. US defender Crystal Dunn said no vote was taken to stop the kneeling gesture […]

Boeing 777 engine failure: Here’s what we know about the United flight that suffered engine damage near Denver


According to investigators, the Pratt & Whitney engine failed minutes into United Airlines flight 328, headed from Colorado to Hawaii, leaving a mile of debris in its wake. After the incident, United grounded all of its Boeing 777s powered by PW4000 series engines. A preliminary investigation indicates the damage was “consistent with metal fatigue,” according […]

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 […]

Loretta Lynch completes Syracuse University report on campus police after student protests and racist incidents


University Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Lynch’s independent review of campus public safety in February 2020, in the wake of student protests over the university’s handling of racist incidents on campus. The former attorney general currently serves as a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Students’ complaints often extended to the campus public […]

The fashion police are judging you on Zoom (Opinion)


Indeed, now we need to make ourselves and our homes presentable while also managing the new demands of kids learning remotely from home. Some people have settled for a designated “Zoom shirt” reserved specifically for video appearances while others have taken to quarantine-friendly athleisure designed to communicate a down-to-earth nonchalance. We stage managed webcam-friendly bookshelves, […]

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 […]

Cocaine in corn flakes in Cincinnati: Customs agents in Cincinnati seized 44 pounds of corn flakes covered in cocaine instead of sugar


CBP officers in Cincinnati, Ohio, intercepted the package on February 13 containing about 44 pounds of cocaine-coated corn flakes, according to a news release. While working on incoming freight from Peru, a CPD narcotic detector dog named Bico flagged the cereal shipment going to a private residence in Hong Kong. Upon further inspection, officers found […]

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 […]

Myanmar military warns protesters could suffer ‘loss of life’ ahead of planned mass strike


“It is found that protesters have raised their incitement towards riot and anarchy mob on the day of 22 February. Protesters are now inciting the people, especially emotional teenagers and youths, to a confrontation path where they will suffer the loss of life,” the State Administration Council — the name for the military junta now […]

Three children and their grandmother perished in a Texas fire after trying to stay warm during power outages. Their mom survived


Jackie Pham Nguyen and her three kids, Olivia, 11, Edison, 8, and Colette, 5, affectionately nicknamed Coco by her family, still had power and were happy to have more time with their Ba Ngoai, which means maternal grandmother in Vietnamese. “We thought we were really lucky because we still had power until the early evening,” […]

Beijing’s 2008 Olympics were a soft power victory for China, but 2022 may be another story


Remembered today as an event in which record-breaking sporting achievements were matched only by the spectacular pageantry and organization of the Games, the success of the Beijing Olympics was no sure thing. China had never hosted the Olympics before, and in the run-up to the 2008 Games — held under the slogan “One World, One […]

Malcolm X: We can finally meet the real man (opinion)


No less than Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X hovers over this national moment of reckoning around racial justice. His continued resonance in policy arenas related to ending mass incarceration, police brutality and the war on drugs is evident. So is Malcolm’s indefatigable pursuit of a human rights agenda broad enough to recognize the universality […]

Pablo Hasel protests rock Catalonia for fifth day


Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Saturday, including families and elderly protesters at the city’s Plaça Universitat, where a rally began peacefully. After passing another square, called Plaça Urquinaona, police began beating protesters, Berta Galofré Pons, a 23-year-old political scientist, told CNN. Footage from the Barcelona protests on Saturday shows multiple scuffles between demonstrators and police. […]

Violent protests over rapper’s arrest and accusations of police brutality rock Catalonia for fifth day


Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Saturday, including families and elderly protesters at the city’s Plaça Universitat, where a rally began peacefully. After passing another square, called Plaça Urquinaona, police began beating protesters, Berta Galofré Pons, a 23-year-old political scientist, told CNN. Footage from the Barcelona protests on Saturday shows multiple scuffles between demonstrators and police. […]

Myanmar police open fire on protesters in Mandalay leaving at least two dead, say reports


Stringers for CNN confirm that live rounds and tear gas were used to disperse people at an anti-coup protest in the city. In video seen by CNN, a large crowd of people can be seen running away from police and taking cover. In other footage, a person can be seen being stretchered away by medics. […]

Texas weather: Here’s how a week of frigid weather and catastrophe unfolded in Texas


But many Texans have only just begun recovering from the unprecedented devastation that the brutal winter storms unleashed over the past seven days. At least 26 people died across the state since February 11. Millions lost their power, forcing families to huddle over a fireplace, scavenge for firewood or spend nights in their car trying […]

Pennsylvania bowling alley shooting leaves one dead, 3 wounded, police say


“There is a possibility that additional victims may have been transported to hospitals in private vehicles,” the East Norriton Police Department said in a statement on its Facebook page. East Norriton Police Chief Brandon Pasquale told CNN affiliate KYW that authorities believe there was one shooter in the incident at the Our Town Alley, based […]

Dubai’s missing Princess Latifa is “being cared for at home”


“In response to media reports regarding Sheikha Latifa, we want to thank those who have expressed concern for her wellbeing, despite the coverage which certainly is not reflective of the actual position,” the statement by her family said, according to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy in London. In secret recordings obtained by the BBC […]

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 […]

United Airlines flight returns to airport as police receive reports of airplane debris in neighborhoods outside Denver


The flight returned safely to the airport around 1:30 p.m. local time, the spokesperson said. That was about 20 minutes after police in Broomfield, Colorado, said via Twitter that they had received reports that an airplane flying over the Denver suburb had engine trouble and had “dropped debris in several neighborhoods around 1:08 p.m.” “No […]

Opinion: Our mask-wearing road trip across a battered America


And so on January 18 we embarked on the strangest of American road trips, crossing eight states and back, 6,000 miles in 18 days: a surreal and spectacular journey, sure to reveal truths about our battered nation, our resilient people, and ourselves. It was quiet and chilly for southern Arizona, maybe 35 degrees, when the […]

Texas weather: A final round of freezing temperatures strikes late Friday as the state struggles to rebound from winter storms


Saturday morning temperatures may be as low as 20 degrees for many inland locations, including Dallas and College Station, but the welcome return of onshore winds and full sunshine will warm the state into the 50’s and 60’s in the afternoon, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said. Most of the state will stay above freezing […]

Body camera video shows a violent arrest in Chicago that is now a civil rights lawsuit


Leroy Kennedy, a Black man, says in his lawsuit that he was walking on a sidewalk “minding his own business” on August 23, 2020. Despite not breaking any laws, he was suddenly grabbed by police and “slammed … into a brick wall and officers then “slammed his head into the pavement more than once,” the […]

Killeen Texas hotel fire: Raging fire engulfs a Hilton Garden Inn


According to a tweet from the Killeen Police Department, crews were battling a large structure fire at the hotel and urged nearby residents to avoid the area. There was no information on whether the hotel was occupied and whether there were any injuries. The hotel’s website said it has 102 rooms. Video from affiliate KWTX […]

An Asian-American man suffers a severed finger after an unprovoked attack


A man on a bicycle approached Matthew Leung, who is Asian-American, at a bus stop in Rosemead, a suburb of Los Angeles, just after 1 p.m. They exchanged hellos, but about 10 minutes later, the man, unprovoked, attacked Leung, said May Cun, Leung’s colleague at Gates Street Elementary School. Leung shielded his face with his […]

Orange County Sheriff’s Department releases video from fatal shooting in San Clemente


One of the two deputies involved in the street stop shot 42-year-old Kurt Reinhold after the other deputy shouted, “he’s got my gun.” The deputies were assigned to the department’s Homeless Outreach Team and confronted Reinhold after at least one of the officers believe he jaywalked. The sheriff’s department, in releasing new video, said it […]

Pennsylvania cop charged in Capitol riot: ‘FBI may arrest me ..lol’


Federal prosecutors said video footage shows Joseph Fischer, 55, running at a police line outside the Capitol and yelling, “Charge!” A patrolman with the North Cornwall Township Police Department, Fisher allegedly yelled “motherf—ers” as he clashed with officers on January 6. During the scuffle, Fischer allegedly tried to help an officer who fell down, and […]

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South Korea hotel apologizes after honeymooners discover people can see into mirrored sauna


(CNN) — An upscale hotel in South Korea has issued an apology for a mistake that may have enabled outsiders to see into their sauna. The Grand Josun, a new five-star property on the popular resort island of Jeju, issued a statement on their website after a local blog reported that the sauna’s blinds had […]

Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China’s detention camps


“There was no spark of life in her face. Her cheeks were drained of color, she was not breathing,” said Sidik, a former elementary school teacher who says she was forced to spend several months teaching at two detention centers in Xinjiang in 2017. A policewoman who worked at the camp later told her the […]

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ isn’t the only must-watch this Black History Month


Amid America’s reckoning on race, streaming platforms are putting Black storytelling front and center. And it’s not just your typical historical aspak like the hit “Roots” or “Selma.” So if there is one change you can make in your streaming selections this year, be intentional in seeking out both the stories of systemic racism and […]

Cruz travels to Cancun, Mexico, as Texans remain without power amid historic winter storm


Cruz, a Texas Republican, said in the statement he flew down for a night because his daughters “asked to take a trip with friends.” “With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying […]

As the WHO investigated coronavirus origins in China, Beijing pushed a conspiracy about the US


That Chinese officials should point to the US when discussing the origins of a virus first detected in central China may at first appear confusing to many. But for months now, China has been advancing alternative theories for how the coronavirus first emerged, ones that would obviate any blame officials in Wuhan may bear for […]