Affichage des articles du mai, 2021

Defense secretary dismisses Sen. Ted Cruz's accusations

Image US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told CNN he won't lose any sleep over criticism of US military forces from China and Russia and dismissed accusations by some conservative politicians and media figures that the US military's latest recruiting efforts to attract more diversity and be more inclusive are weakening America's security.

Americans make up for lost time. Here are some of the scenes from Memorial Day weekend


Michael Flynn appears to suggest a Myanmar-style coup should happen in US

Image Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, appeared to endorse a Myanmar-style coup in the United States on Sunday.

Officer walks for 24 hours to honor fallen heroes


Amazon worker shot in face


Baby gator found with head & tail cut off


Upstate restaurant serves final menu after 36 years


Man stopping to help 'broke down' SUV robbed


Woman hurt, dogs killed in house fire


SUV crashes into porch of home, driver killed


Man urges others to help small businesses


Car crashes into Barnes and Noble


An old will & important paintings create a dilemma


Rising water possible after Brazos river authority opens gate


Venues more than ready for loosened restrictions


Mayor and Sen. give statements for Race Massacre


'Bridge Under the Bridge' gets two generators


Family heartbroken after pregnant 21 y/o killed


Gold Star Families run in honor of loved ones


Police officer fatally shoots armed man


Undocumented immigrants, 8 children found


7 presumed dead in plane crash, including 'Tarzan' actor and Christian diet guru

Image Seven people are presumed to have died in Saturday's crash of a small jet into a Tennessee lake, including Remnant Fellowship Church founder and Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara, officials said.

12-year-old killed, two others injured in New Orleans shooting

Image New Orleans Police are searching for whoever was responsible for the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl late Sunday night.

Record heat expected this week in the West

Image More than 130 heat records could be broken this week in the West as an oppressive heat wave moves in.

Judge swears in a lawyer who was once a drug dealer in his courtroom

Image It was a Friday afternoon when Edward Martell, dressed in a dark purple suit and bow tie, stood in front of Judge Bruce Morrow's courtroom. With one hand raised, the new lawyer was sworn into the State Bar of Michigan.

Analysis: White House cranks up the pressure as infrastructure talks drag on

Image The White House is injecting new urgency into Joe Biden's protracted and so far inconclusive talks with Republicans on a bipartisan infrastructure package, as the President faces rising frustration within his own Democratic ranks.

Top bankers can now bypass strict quarantine rules in Hong Kong

Image Hong Kong is giving some top finance executives a pass on its strict quarantine rules in an attempt to protect business in the city from harsh coronavirus restrictions.

Biden: I'll bring up human rights abuses with Putin

Image President Joe Biden said Sunday that he will discuss human rights abuses with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in Switzerland next month.

Analysis: Biden is getting a big bounce with Hispanics

Image Hispanic voters were one of President Joe Biden's biggest weaknesses in the 2020 election. Although sources differ on his exact margin, Biden's advantage with Hispanics was the worst for a Democratic presidential nominee since 2004 -- even as he had the strongest performance overall for a Democrat since 2008.

Groups urge Supreme Court to hear challenge to male-only military draft

Image The Supreme Court will decide as early as this week whether to hear a constitutional challenge to the male-only registration requirement for the draft filed by a group called the National Coalition for Men.

Changes are coming to the nation's largest Confederate monument. Are they enough?

Image Changes announced this week at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, home to the nation's largest Confederate monument, are "the boldest step that has been taken" at the park since the state bought it decades ago, according to a park official.

Woman wins $2M after buying lottery ticket for wrong drawing

Image A North Carolina woman is $1.4 million richer after buying a lottery ticket for a drawing she was not trying to enter.

Las Vegas police ask for help to identify boy found dead on a trail

Image Authorities in Las Vegas are asking for the public's help to identify a boy found dead on a trail near the city, after a woman mistakenly identified him as her son.

One dead and six wounded in Miami shooting

Image One person has died and six others wounded after a shooting late Friday in Miami, police said.

1 dead after small plane carrying 7 people crashes near Nashville

Image A Cessna C501 crashed into a lake outside Nashville Saturday, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac told CNN.

Texas Legislature close to adding new restrictions to voting process

Image Texas Republican lawmakers moved closer Saturday to imposing a slew of new restrictions on voting, as key House and Senate members struck a deal on legislation that would make mail-in voting more difficult and prohibit the after-hours and drive-through options that voting rights advocates said helped Black and Latino voters in the Houston area cast their ballots in the 2020 election.

California prosecutors will not seek to restore death penalty against Scott Peterson

Image Prosecutors won't seek to restore the death penalty against Scott Peterson, convicted of killing his wife and unborn child nearly two decades ago, a Northern California district attorney said Friday in a court filing.

Education Department rescinds Trump-era policy restricting state oversight of student loan servicing companies and debt collectors

Image The Department of Education under the Biden administration is rescinding a Trump-era policy that restricted states' access to records and information in policing student loan servicing companies.

Colorado is banning legacy preferences in college admissions

Image As more schools reconsider the role of legacy status in college admissions, Colorado has taken a significant step toward leveling the playing field.

Truckers are getting big pay hikes, but there's still a shortage of drivers

Image America's truck driver shortage is driving pay higher. But it's not solving the scarcity of truckers.

Farm worker found guilty of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Image A 26-year-old farm worker was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the abduction and fatal stabbing of college student Mollie Tibbetts in July 2018.

A two-year old from California is the youngest American to become a member of Mensa

Image A Los Angeles toddler has become the youngest American member of Mensa, where membership is strictly limited to those who score at the highest levels in IQ tests.

Judge grants federal prosecutor's request for a 'special master' to review materials seized during Giuliani raid

Image A federal judge granted a request by prosecutors in New York to appoint a special master to review materials seized from Rudy Giuliani's home and office during a raid in late April.

Mom fights state to keep memorial for daughter who died in crash


Teacher creates cicada song for students


Man gets rocky mountain fever from tick bite


Former pros support autistic man who was attacked


Search underway for lost heirloom


Pharmacist bans anti-vaccine customer


6th suspect sought in woman's murder