New Hampshire residents cannot be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to "access any public facility, any public benefit, or any public service."Does not override state vaccine law »
A South Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the 2019 abduction and murder of a 21-year-old college student who mistook his car for her Uber ride. The jury took a little more than an hour to find Nathaniel Rowland guilty of killing Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student who disappeared from Columbia's Five Points entertainment district in March 2019. The student from Robbinsville, New Jersey, got into Rowland's car thinking it was an Uber ride that would take her back to her apartment, prosecutors said.
The Biden administration's flip-flop on mandating masks will lead to a new round of bailouts to Democratic-controlled blue states, according to a critical Midwest senator. Instead of telling states what to do to control the new coronavirus cases, and potentially snuffing out the post-COVID-19 economic recovery, former businessman and Indiana Sen. Mike Braun Tuesday urged Washington to leave it to locals to handle the crisis. My observation is when you put the task to businesses and Main Street, they did everything to keep their employees and customers safe,” he said in reaction to reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to urge vaccinated people to re-mask.
Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change. What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen to 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial lake on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows. Utah's Great Salt Lake, the biggest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, saw levels plunge in the south roughly an inch below the previous record low of 4,191.4ft above sea level, set in 1963, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Saturday.
Shooting a cat in the back On June 20, the maintenance worker who tends to the apartment building at 1950 Taft St., where Ivey and Joazile live, told the property manager that a kitten had been shot. The property manager told Hollywood police, who began investigating the next day. Meanwhile, city animal control officer Cindy Bates took the kitten to VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital.
A man killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend while at soccer game in Texas, officials said, sending players running off the field for cover. The 42-year-old man was watching one of their sons play soccer when he spotted his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend , according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Armed with a silver revolver, he approached and shot them both multiple times in a parking lot near Matías Almeyda Training Center, northwest of Houston, authorities said.
An Asian mother who wound up in a coma after falling victim to an attempted robbery in New York City “won't make it” out of her situation, according to her family. The latest: Than Htwe, 58, an immigrant from Myanmar, has remained in critical condition since the incident on July 17, which left her with a severe brain injury. This week her family closed their fundraiser and announced that she “won't make it out of this.”
The four officers who testified about their experiences during the Jan. 6 riot during the first meeting of the House select committee to investigate the day did not shy away from speaking their minds about the politics of Jan. 6 and its fallout, with some prompting from members of the Democratic-controlled committee. Following emotional opening testimony from Capitol Police officers Harry Dunn and Sgt. Aquilino Gonell and Metropolitan Police officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges, the four men expressed anger at those downplaying the violence and called for lawmakers to identify the “hit man” who sent the rioters. Gonell took aim at Republicans speaking outside the Department of Justice on Tuesday about the treatment of Jan. 6 prisoners.
A former shoe salesman first elected to the Senate in 1996, Enzi emphasized compromise over grandstanding and confrontation to get bills passed. His “80-20 rule” called on colleagues to focus on the 80% of an issue where legislators tended to agree and discard the 20% where they didn't. Nothing gets done when we're just telling each other how wrong we are,” Enzi said in his farewell address to the Senate in 2020.
During the first hearing of the January 6 Committee on Tuesday, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger dismissed those alleging that Congress was at fault for investigating the Capitol riot, but not the Black Lives Matter riots that erupted and ravaged cities across the country this past year. Some have concocted a counter-narrative to discredit this process on the grounds that we didn't launch a similar investigation into the urban riots and looting last summer,” he said. I was called on to serve during the summer riots as an air national guardsman.
Miami-Dade County has identified the final known victim of the Surfside condominium collapse, capping more than a month of recovering bodies and remains of the missing from the rubble of the Champlain Towers South complex. Estelle Hedaya, 54, lived on the sixth floor of the 12-story condominium complex, and was the last of 98 people killed by the collapse who remained officially unidentified. Miami-Dade police identified her as a Surfside collapse victim Monday afternoon after Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference that the 98th Surfside victim had been identified.
An Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, that has resisted mask mandates since last year is now vowing to serve only those who have not received a coronavirus inoculation. Basilico's Pasta E Vino posted a sign on its front door that read, "NOTICE Proof of being unvaccinated required." It is unclear how long the sign has been up or what would constitute "proof" of not having received doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccines, though the restaurant railed against "HATERS" and "LITTLE DICTATORS" after owners said they were the subject of threats following coverage of the development from the Los Angeles Times.
The House on Monday voted 218-197 to defeat Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's attempt to seat his preferred members for the Jan. 6 select committee. Why it matters: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vetoed two of the five Republicans McCarthy named to the panel, citing their vote against the certification of the 2020 election. McCarthy has since threatened to launch a parallel GOP investigation if she does not allow his picks.
The resurgent Taliban have taken more territory in Afghanistan in the last two months than at any time since they were ousted from power in 2001. Over the last 20 years, the control map of Afghanistan has been an ever-changing canvas. It appears the Taliban have been emboldened in recent weeks by the withdrawal of US troops - retaking many districts from government forces.
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives.
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday attempted to hold a press conference in support of the people who have been detained because of their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The Justice Department has informed former Trump administration officials that they can provide testimony to the various congressional committees that are investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a new report. Witnesses called to provide testimony in the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee investigations can do so in an "unrestricted" way, per a letter from the DOJ sent earlier this week that was obtained by the New York Times. The House Jan. 6 select committee is set to hold its first hearing on Tuesday.
Invasive species can be native or exotic, plant or animal, but the common thread is their propensity to spread out of control at the expense of other organisms in the ecosystem. South Carolina has a number of these creatures on its radar, but a few stand out as especially concerning. Argentine Black and White Tegus These large lizards can eat just about anything, according to Will Dillman, the chief of wildlife for the South Carolina Department.
The Department of Justice on Monday published an opinion indicating that coronavirus vaccine mandates are legal despite only being approved for emergency use. The Food and Drug Administration's emergency use go-ahead "does not prohibit public or private entities from imposing vaccination requirements for vaccines that are subject to EUAs," the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel wrote. Citizens have a right to be "'informed' of certain information, including 'the option to accept or refuse administration of the product,'" though businesses, government, and other entities are not prohibited from requiring doses from Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson, all of which have received only emergency use authorizations, the DOJ added.
Representative Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) on Tuesday claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “bears responsibility” for the January 6 Capitol riot and accused the “drooling media” of being “too petrified” to question the Democratic leader about it. “The mainstream media serves as Lame Duck Nancy Pelosi's loyal stenographers,” Stefanik wrote in a tweet.
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California, her son said. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the tweet said.
When you look at the pictures of Jennifer Lopez celebrating her 52nd birthday on a yacht with her boyfriend Ben Affleck this week, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a time warp back to the early 2000s. Not strictly because of the pair's rekindled relationship, or the fact they recreated that famous 'Jenny from the block' boat scene, but because of J-Lo's sculpted physique, which has barely changed since her 30s. This isn't the first time that J-Lo's appearance has stunned fellow midlifers.
Jen Psaki said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with right-wing media. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the Biden administration didn't want to pick a fight with an outlet like Fox News after President Donald Trump made undermining the media a tenet of his politics.
China's Li Fabin showcased his signature move and broke two Olympic records when he won the gold medal for weightlifting on Sunday. One-legged stunt: The 28-year-old Chinese weightlifter pulled off a one-of-a-kind lift that had him momentarily standing on just one leg during his opening clean and jerk lift in the men's 61-kilogram (around 134 pounds) category, reported the Associated Press. During his lift of 166 kilograms (366 pounds), Li kept his left foot planted while lifting his right leg and slightly extending it forward in the air.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."