TOKYO/VIENNA, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was safe in Vienna on Wednesday, Austrian officials said, after she flew in from Tokyo under Polish diplomatic protection three days since refusing her team's order to go home early from the Olympics. The apparent Cold War-style defection of an athlete...
Natalie Pollard was nearly nine months pregnant when she went to prison after having been found guilty in the stabbing death of a boyfriend who she says was abusive, maintaining that she killed him in self-defense. The day after she gave birth, she had to give her newborn to a relative.
Part of California's new COVID-19 guidance coming out for schools includes what is being dubbed "modified quarantine." Modified quarantine is for unvaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 and allows the student to continue in-person instruction in the same classroom if they are asymptomatic. Masking must continue, and they must...
Aerospace & Defensemsn.com
(Bloomberg) -- A Boeing Co. 737 Max jet is about to leave for China to conduct a flight test for regulators, people familiar with the matter said, a step toward lifting the plane’s more than two-year grounding in the country following two fatal crashes. The 737-7 was scheduled to take...
Congress & Courtsmsn.com
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday voted to repeal a pair of war authorizations related to Iraq, the latest move in Congress aimed at reining in presidential war powers. The panel voted 14-8 on a bill from Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) that would repeal the...
Dallas, TXPosted byThe Hill
Dallas County Commissioner J.J. Koch (R) was removed from a courtroom Tuesday for not wearing a mask, local news outlets reported. County Judge Clay Jenkins asked a bailiff to escort the commissioner from the courtroom after the official refused to wear a mask. Everyone else present in court donned a face covering.
Presidential ElectionPosted byThe Hill
President Biden on Wednesday wished former President Obama a happy birthday, calling the former president his brother and friend. Obama turned 60 on Wednesday and his former vice president, Biden, shared a photograph of the two exchanging a high five. The White House said earlier this week that Biden would...
Ohio StateFox News
Former President Trump wasn’t on the ballot, but he was one of the winners as the candidate he backed won a GOP primary in a special House election in Ohio's 15th Congressional District on Tuesday. And progressive Democrats were the losers, as the well-known contender they were supporting lost to...
The former secretary of state also lamented what he perceived as the Biden administration's lack of pressure on China over Taiwan.
Aerospace & DefensePosted byThe Hill
Israel on Wednesday called on the international community to consider military action against Iran following a fatal drone attack on an Israeli-owned commercial shipping vessel in the north Arabian Sea that took place last week. “Now is the time for deeds – words are not enough. It is time for...
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration have begun gathering data as part of an investigation into a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 linked to cake mix. A single brand or type of cake mix has not been linked to the illnesses, the CDC said.
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Time Is Running Out to Stop Drastic Partisan Gerrymandering Which Gives Republicans Disproportionate Seats in the House and State Legislatures
August 16 is a big day for democracy. But it might not be a good day for democracy. That’s when the Census Bureau releases the data that states will use in the redistricting process. The maps they draw will be used for the next 10 years. And in many states, what that means is the gerrymandering barbecue is about to begin. The unchecked partisan and racial gerrymandering that we expect to see won’t just tilt for one party — it will also serve to squelch the voices of people of color.
PoliticsPosted byThe US Sun
CONGRESS hopeful-Nina Turner suffered a defeat against her Democratic rival during the August 3rd, Ohio 11th district special election. Turner was the Ohio State Senator from 2008 and 2014. Who is Nina Turner?. Turner, 53, is a member of the Democratic Party; however, she is a known member of the...
Aerospace & DefenseBig Hollywood
The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ drone command was behind the attack on the Israel-operated oil tanker off the coast of Oman, senior Israeli ministers told diplomats from U.N. Security Council member states on Wednesday. “[Saeed] Ara Jani is the head operator of the IRGC Air Force’s UAV...
Last Friday night, January 8, 2021, for the first time in my life, I prayed to my Creator. In a vacuum it’s a strange statement to make for me because I’m an Orthodox Jew who “prays” three times a day. But I never really knew what that meant until Friday night. Here’s my story of how it happened.
Foreign PolicyWashington Post
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to repeal decades-old authorizations for U.S. military missions in the Middle East, a first-time step in a larger effort in Congress to reclaim lawmakers’ war powers from the executive branch. A bipartisan majority of the panel voted 14 to 8 in...
Yes, Trump tried to stage a coup. By denying it, the right is laying the groundwork for another one.
Something unprecedented occurred after the Nov. 3 election: An incumbent president refused to recognize the results and, in fact, tried to overturn them. That effort culminated in another unprecedented event on Jan. 6: The president instigated a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol in the hope of stopping the vote certification. Yet in one recent poll, 82 percent of registered Republicans expressed a favorable opinion of the dangerous demagogue responsible for these appalling attacks on our democracy.
Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arrived in Austria on Wednesday en route to Poland, where she is expected to take refuge after saying she feared for her life if forced to return home. The 24-year-old sprinter has been at the centre of a diplomatic drama in the middle of the Games since seeking the protection of Tokyo 2020 staff on Sunday, saying her team was trying to bundle her onto a plane after she publicly criticised her coaches. In an unexpected twist on Wednesday, the athlete made a last-minute switch and decided not to board her flight to Warsaw, which has offered her a humanitarian visa, instead taking a plane to the Austrian capital. A VIP van followed by two police vehicles were waiting to escort Tsimanouskaya from the aircraft.