Home Top Stories Politics Money Sports Entertainment Life Opinion Covid-19 Donald Trump Joe Biden Election Poll Black Lives Matter Progressive Conservative Magazine
Ukraine war: Zelensky says EU 'quarrels' are encouraging Russia
Volodymyr Zelensky has slammed the EU for a lack of unity as the bloc failed to agree a promised ban on Russian oil imports. Von Der Leyen said the exemption will be 'temporary' while Hungary seeks ways to replace Russian oil supplies, but did not give a firm end date. The EU will also continue to buy Russian natural gas upon which economies such as Germany are heavily dependent. EU leaders had been pressured to act on Russian fossil fuel imports under heavy pressure from Zelensky, who accused them of financing Putin's war on his country. Dutch GasTerra had 'decided not to comply with Gazprom's unilateral payment requirements' as they would breach EU sanctions and create 'financial and operational risks', the Dutch firm said in a statement Monday.
Travel hassles, sticker shocks likely to snarl summer plans
Thousands of flights worldwide have been canceled this busy Memorial Day weekend as of midday Monday. More than 1,400 flights worldwide were canceled Sunday. Airlines and tourist destinations are anticipating huge crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. Meanwhile, gas prices may not have deterred Memorial Day travel but prices show no sign of easing. The single mom of two has no summer vacation plans other than an occasional trip to a nearby beach.
Suspect turns himself in after shooting at Oklahoma festival that left 1 dead, 7 injured
A 26-year-old man wanted in a deadly shooting at an outdoor festival that left one person dead and seven others injured has turned himself in to police, authorities said. The shooting at an outdoor festival left one person dead and seven others injured. Ian Maule/Tulsa World via APThe person shot dead was not immediately identified, other than being a 39-year-old black woman. Ian Maule/Tulsa World via APThe wounded are all said to have non-life-threatening injuries. Ian Maule/Tulsa World via APNeicy Bates and her husband were operating another food truck when the shots rang out.
FDA investigating hepatitis A outbreak possibly linked to fresh strawberries
CNN —The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating a potential link between a hepatitis A outbreak and fresh organic strawberries. “If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away,” the FDA cautioned. Seventeen hepatitis cases have been identified in California, Minnesota and North Dakota, which have led to 12 hospitalizations, FDA said. Traceback investigations show that cases in California, Minnesota and Canada reported having purchased the strawberries. According to the CDC, symptoms of hepatitis A usually appear two to seven weeks after infection and typically last less than two months.
Russian troops entering Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine
Russian forces stormed Sievierodonetsk after trying unsuccessfully to encircle it, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has described the situation as “indescribably difficult.” A Russian artillery barrage has destroyed critical infrastructure and damaged 90 percent of buildings. The Ukrainian military said Russian forces were reinforcing their positions on the northeastern and southeastern outskirts of Sievierodonetsk and bringing additional equipment and ammunition to press their offensive. He said two civilians were killed and another five were wounded in the latest Russian shelling in the war. Zelenskyy on Sunday visited soldiers in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, where Ukrainian fighters pushed Russian forces back from nearby positions several weeks ago. In the wider Kharkiv region, Russian troops still held about one-third of the territory, Zelenskyy said.
AP News Summary at 5:09 a.m. EDT
Uvalde tells Biden to 'do something'; he pledges 'we will'UVALDE, Texas (AP) — President Joe Biden grieved with the shattered community of Uvalde on Sunday. China falls short on big Pacific deal but finds smaller winsSUVA, Fiji (AP) — China has fallen short on its bold plan for 10 Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries. But Foreign Minister Wang Yi has had plenty of smaller wins on his island-hopping tour of the region. Wang was in Fiji on Monday for a key meeting with foreign ministers from 10 small Pacific nations. This year it will be notable for the absence of Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.
Russia Tightens Grip on Key Cities as Battle for Donbas Rages
The situation in Lysychansk had become "significantly worse," the regional governor of the Lugansk region, Sergiy Gaiday, said on the messaging service, Telegram. The battle for control of the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas raged on Sunday as Russian forces tightened their grip around the key cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. Putin 'ready' to export grainIn their call with Putin, Scholz and Macron pointed to a looming global food security crisis. But on Saturday, he told Macron and Scholz that Russia was "ready" to look for ways to allow more wheat onto the global market. Putin warned Macron and Scholz that ramping up arms supplies to Ukraine would be "dangerous" and risk "further destabilization."
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountainsA team of climbers prepare to leave for rescue operations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)A team of climbers prepare to leave for rescue operations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The wreckage of a plane missing since Sunday in Nepal’s mountains was located Monday, Nepal army official said. The turboprop Twin Otter aircraft lost contact with the airport tower close to landing in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops.
Baseball fans uncovered the GIF that sparked Tommy Pham's slap of Joc Pederson
On Friday, benches cleared before the game when the Reds' Tommy Pham slapped the Giants' Joc Pederson in the face after a brief discussion in the outfield. And on top of that, Pham really took exception to a GIF that Pederson sent mocking the Padres' collapse back in September. Pham was so upset about the GIF that he slapped Pederson over it eight months later. But a combination of Pham being a terrible sport (and fantasy football player) had him steaming over that GIF for months. Baseball fans did appreciate that they finally got a close-up look at the infamous GIF.
'Going to be watching': Hurricane Agatha expected to hit Mexico on Monday. Is it a threat to the US?
Agatha, the first named storm of the eastern Pacific season, became a hurricane Sunday morning and was "rapidly intensifying," the National Hurricane Center said. It's "way too early to tell what, if anything," Hurricane Agatha means for the U.S., meteorologist Craig Setzer wrote on Twitter on Saturday. "A turn toward the northeast is expected later today, with a slow motion toward the northeast continuing through Monday night," the National Hurricane Center said. The National Hurricane Center warns Agatha is expected to produce heavy rains over portions of southern Mexico by late Sunday into Tuesday night, and hurricane conditions are expected Monday. He added: "Given the climate crisis ... we expect another tough hurricane season.
Cardinals CB Jeff Gladney Dies at Age 25 in Car Crash; Former 1st-Round Draft Pick
Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesArizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney died on Monday morning in a car crash, his agent Brian Overstreet confirmed to Drew Davison and Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We are asking prayers for the family and privacy at this most difficult time," Overstreet said. "Our hearts go out to his family, friends and all who are mourning this tremendous loss." In 2021, he was charged with felony domestic violence and the Vikings released him in August. In March, a jury found Gladney not guilty of the charge and the Cardinals signed him shortly thereafter to a two-year deal.
Coco Gauff Advances to Quarterfinals at French Open
PARIS (AP)—Quite a trip to Paris in the springtime for 18-year-old American Coco Gauff: She celebrated graduating from high school—an achievement saluted via social media by former first lady Michelle Obama — and now is into the French Open quarterfinals for the second consecutive year. Learning as she goes, Gauff took control of a tight opening set against No. A 2021, she was the youngest French Open quarterfinalist in 15 years, but frittered away five set points in the opener of a loss to eventual champion Barbora Krejcikova. That stuck with her Sunday, when she was in a back-and-forth first set against Mertens that was 4-all before Gauff got going. “I’m super thankful for that message...What really meant a lot: It wasn’t about the tennis, it was about my education,” Gauff said.
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
Tensions high in occupied East Jerusalem where thousands of ultra-nationalist Jewish groups march chanting ‘death to Arabs’. Thousands of far-right Israelis have stormed Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the Old City. Israeli ultra-nationalist groups have chanted racist slogans such as “death to Arabs”, as they marched through the streets of the Old City. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. “One large group chanted ‘Death to Arabs’, and ‘Let your village burn down’ before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said.
Jayson Tatum, Celtics hold off Heat in Game 7, win East title
May 29, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket against Miami Heat guard Max Strus (31) and forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the second half of game seven of the 2022 eastern conference finals at FTX Arena. Brown scored 15 and Tatum added 13 as the Celtics held a 55-49 halftime lead. After the Heat awoke with eight straight points, the Celtics finished the quarter with eight of their own to take a 32-17 lead into the second quarter. Brown's basket to start the second gave Boston a 17-point lead, and the advantage was 53-38 after Tatum connected on a 3-pointer with 2:36 left. The Celtics pushed the lead to 72-58 on Smart's 3-pointer with 6:46 left in the third quarter.
Justice Dept. to review response to Texas school shooting
Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it will review the law enforcement response to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead. The review comes amid mounting pressure and questions about the shifting and at times contradictory information about what happened in the shooting last Tuesday at Robb Elementary School and how police responded. Such a review is somewhat rare and most after-action reports that come after a mass shooting are generally compiled by local law enforcement agencies or outside groups.
Biden calls Mitch McConnell a 'rational' Republican who can act on gun reform after Uvalde visit
Biden, apparently sharing that optimism, called McConnell and Cornyn 'rational' Republicans - though told the press he didn't know about the status of such talks. The visit to Uvalde was Biden's second trip in as many weeks to console a community in loss after a mass shooting. A mass shooting happens. Hours after the shooting, Biden delivered an impassioned plea for additional gun control legislation, asking: 'When in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? As president, Biden has tried to address gun violence through executive orders.
Former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson wins Indianapolis 500 after race stoppage
Marcus Ericsson had to leave Formula One to make his name – a goal achieved on Sunday when the Swedish driver won the Indianapolis 500. Ericsson took control of the famous race late and had it under control for Chip Ganassi Racing until a crash by teammate Jimmie Johnson with four laps remaining brought out a rare red-flag stoppage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is the fifth Indy 500 victory for team owner Chip Ganassi, who caught a ride to the victory podium on the side of Ericsson’s car. Ericsson is the second Swede to win the Indy 500 in 106 runnings, joining 1999 winner Kenny Brack. Helio Castroneves, last year’s winner, finished seventh and one spot ahead of Meyer Shank Racing teammate Simon Pagenaud.
U.S. House Speaker Pelosi's husband arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive for the formal Artist's Dinner honoring the recipients of the 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., U.S., December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File PhotoWASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving late Saturday in Napa County, California, police records show. Paul Pelosi, 82, was charged with two misdemeanors early Sunday morning and bail was set at $5,000, according to online records. Nancy and Paul Pelosi have been married since 1963. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Daniel WallisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Colombia race for president heads to runoff: leftist versus populist
Colombians will make a choice for president between a leftist former rebel and a populist businessman in a June runoff contest after none of the six candidates in Sunday’s first round received 50% of the vote. Petro has promised to make significant adjustments to the economy, including tax reform, and to change how Colombia fights drug cartels and other armed groups. AdvertisementThis was the second presidential election held since the government in 2016 signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC for its initials in Spanish. Candidates also focused on increasing violence, which the Red Cross in 2021 concluded had reached its highest level in five years. Petro and his running mate, Francia Márquez, upped their security significantly after denouncing threats made against them.
Uvalde: Visitations, funerals and burials, one after another
UVALDE, Texas – It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students – the start of summer break. Instead on Monday, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. This week alone, funerals are planned for 11 children and teacher Irma Garcia. Greg Abbott, speaking at a Memorial Day event in Longview, urged Texans to keep Uvalde in their prayers. “And as Texans, we must come together and lift up Uvalde and support them in every way that we possibly can.
31 people killed in stampede at church charity event in Nigeria, police say
Chinedu AsaduThe Associated PressABUJA, Nigeria — A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that organizers said aimed to "offer hope" to the needy. The stampede at the program organized by the Kings Assembly pentecostal church in Rivers state involved many people who were seeking assistance, according to Grace Iringe-Koko, a police spokeswoman in the state. Many of the victims came to an annual “Shop for Free” charity program organized by the church. Such events are common in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, where more than 80 million people live in poverty, according to government statistics. The “Shop for Free” event was suspended while authorities investigated how the stampede occurred.
Watch: Man disguised as old woman attacks Mona Lisa with cake
A bizarre incident occurred at the Louvre Museum in Paris yesterday (29 May) as a man in disguise smeared a cake over the Mona Lisa. Videos posted on social media appear to show the young man arriving in a wheelchair, wearing a wig and lipstick. One Twitter user wrote that a man “dressed as an old lady jump[ed] out of a wheelchair and attempted to smash the bulletproof glass of the Mona Lisa” before “smear[ing] cake on the glass.”The man, whose identity has not been confirmed, claims to be an environmental protester. Think about the planet," shouted the disguised man as he was escorted out of the museum by security. The Mona Lisa is believed to be undamaged as it is protected by glass.
Biden vows Fed independence ahead of meeting with Powell over inflation battle
President Biden stressed the importance of maintaining the independence of the Federal Reserve ahead of a rare Oval Office meeting with Chairman Jerome Powell amid an inflation crisis that has frustrated Americans. The two will focus on the state of the U.S. economy, particularly soaring consumer prices, when they meet at the White House on Tuesday. Powell has pledged to keep ratcheting up the benchmark interest rate until inflation is "coming down in a clear and convincing way." Biden vowed to refrain from interfering with the U.S. central bank and its war on inflation, despite growing fears on Wall Street that Fed officials may inadvertently trigger a recession with aggressive tightening. My predecessor demeaned the Fed, and past presidents have sought to influence its decisions inappropriately during periods of elevated inflation," Biden wrote, referring to former President Donald Trump, who frequently attacked the Fed and Powell.
UN rights envoy defends controversial China visit
BEIJING: The UN rights envoy on Saturday (May 28) said her contentious visit to China was "not an investigation", and insisted she had unsupervised access during meetings in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses. Bachelet has come under fire from rights groups and Uyghurs overseas, who say she has stumbled into a six-day Communist Party propaganda tour, including a meeting with President Xi Jinping in which state media suggested she supported China's vision of human rights. Her office later clarified that her remarks did not contain a direct endorsement of China's rights record. "This visit was not an investigation," she told reporters, later insisting she had "unsupervised" access to sources the UN had arranged to meet in Xinjiang. It is the first trip to China by the UN's top rights envoy in 17 years and comes after painstaking negotiations over the conditions of her visit, which the UN says is neither a fact-finding mission nor a probe.
Factbox: Timeline of Chelsea's sale
read moreMarch 10Britain halts planned sale of Chelsea and imposes sanctions on Abramovich, effectively placing the club under government control. read moreMarch 24British government amends Chelsea's special licence to allow the club to sell tickets to fans for away games, with all revenue going to competition organisers. read moreMarch 25U.S. Bank Raine Group, overseeing the club's sale, adds Boehly's group, the Ricketts family and Broughton's group to the shortlist of bidders. read moreApril 15The Ricketts family pulls out of the running to buy Chelsea citing "unusual dynamics around the sales process". read moreMay 25The British government issues a licence that permits the sale of Chelsea to the Boehly-led consortium.
$2 Million Tabernacle Is Stolen from a Brooklyn Church in a 'Heinous Act of Disrespect'
"To know that a burglar entered the most sacred space of our beautiful Church and took great pains to cut into a security system is a heinous act of disrespect," said Father Frank Tumino of the crime$2 Million Tabernacle Is Stolen from a Brooklyn Church in a 'Heinous Act of Disrespect'The New York City Police Department is looking for the person who stole a $2 million tabernacle from the altar of a Brooklyn Catholic Church. $2 Million Tabernacle Is Stolen From a Brooklyn Church, Police Say. Credit: DeSales Media Group. $2 Million Tabernacle Is Stolen From a Brooklyn Church, Police Say. Credit: DeSales Media GroupThe NYPD confirmed to PEOPLE that the Tabernacle is pure 18-karat gold, and also featured jewels.
Nepal recovers 20 bodies from site of plane crash
Nepali army finds wreckage of Tara Air plane a day after it went missing with 22 people on board. Rescue workers in Nepal have recovered 20 bodies from the crash site of a small plane that went down with 22 people on board. “Efforts are under way to bring the bodies to Kathmandu,” Teknath Sitaula, a spokesman for the capital’s Tribhuvan International Airport said. “The weather is very bad but we were able to take a team to the crash site. He identified the crash site as Sanosware in Thasang-2.
Putin promises uninterrupted natural-gas supply to Serbia, which has condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine but has not joined in sanctions against it
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised Serbia "uninterrupted supplies" of natural gas. Serbia has condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine but has not joined in sanctions against Moscow. Serbia, a long-time ally of Russia, voted on March 2 in favor of a United Nations resolution condemning the invasion of Ukraine. It is also almost wholly dependent on Russian gas as Gazprom holds majority stakes in its only oil company and its sole gas storage facility, per Reuters. Serbia has a 10-year gas supply contract with Russian state-owned Gazprom that expires on May 31, according to Reuters.
Hurricane season aims at Mexican resorts first; Agatha to hit later today
The eastern Pacific season’s first hurricane is heading for a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns on Mexico’s southern coast amid warnings of dangerous storm surge and flooding. Hurricane Agatha formed on Sunday, and quickly gained power. The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts it will make landfall as a strong Category 2 hurricane Monday afternoon or evening. The storm is moving toward the area near Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel in the southern state of Oaxaca. Early Monday, Agatha had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph.
Report: WNBA Star Cambage Directed Racial Slur at Nigerian Players Prior to 2021 Olympics
WNBA star Liz Cambage reportedly directed a racial slur at Nigerian national team players during a scrimmage prior to the 2021 Summer Olympics, according to an investigation by The Daily Telegraph. Anonymous Nigerian players interviewed by The Daily Telegraph claim Cambage, 30, called the Nigerian players “monkeys” and told them to “go back to your third world country” during the fight. The Daily Telegraph reported Cambage, whose father is Nigerian, apologized to the Nigerian team a day later but it “wasn’t well received by every player.”Cambage would eventually withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics ahead of its July 23 start date. Cambage is currently in her first season with the Sparks following a two-year run with the Aces. More WNBA Coverage:• The Rise of the Aging Rookie: Meet the WNBA’s Veteran Debutants• How Russia Pushed the WNBA to a Crossroads• From Istanbul to Dallas, Inside the Quick Turnaround for WNBA Players Returning From Abroad
EU ban sends oil close $120 a barrel, US stock futures slip
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets headed lower before Tuesday's opening bell after the European Union agreed to embargo most Russian oil imports by the year’s end, sparking a fresh spike in oil prices. Oil prices, up almost 60% this year, rose another 3% and neared $120 per barrel early Tuesday after the EU said it would embargo most Russian oil imports because of its brutal invasion of Ukraine. The embargo covers Russian oil brought in by sea, allowing a temporary exemption for imports delivered by pipeline. Benchmark U.S. crude oil gained $3.52 to $118.59 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude oil prices are up 60% this year due to fears about disruptions in supplies from Russia, the second-biggest global exporter.
Gabe Kapler Says He Will Pause National Anthem Protest for Memorial Day
Giants manager Gabe Kapler said he will stand when the national anthem is played on Memorial Day when his team takes on the Phillies, temporarily pausing his protest that began following last week’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Today, I'll be standing for the anthem," Kapler said Monday on his blog. However, he said Sunday that he was considering suspending his protest in light of Monday being Memorial Day. “I’m very comfortable taking it day by day,” Kapler said Sunday of his protest, per AP. “I find it to be one that deserves special attention.”Kapler also revealed on his blog that he plans to make two donations on Memorial Day.
Canada introduces law to freeze handgun sales, ban look-alike toys
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters the new measures were needed as gun violence was increasing. Canada has stronger gun legislation than the United States but while its gun homicide rate is less than one-fifth the U.S. rate it is higher than that of other rich countries and has been rising. The new laws would also ban some toys that look like real guns, such as airsoft rifles. read more"Because they look the same as real firearms, police need to treat them as if they are real. He said authorities were not using the tools they already had to tackle gun violence, such as calling people listed as references on gun license applications.
Piggott - The 'Long Fellow' who felt the long arm of the law
Lester Piggott with Queen Elizabeth II at the unveiling of a statue of the nine-time Derby winning jockey at Epsom in 2019Paris (AFP) – Lester Piggott who died on Sunday aged 86 is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever jockeys and certainly the greatest to be a guest at Her Majesty's Pleasure. In all the poker-faced Piggott -- whose taciturn nature in part stemmed from partial deafness - guided home 30 classic winners in his famously singular riding style. Will to win"Did you miss me," muttered Piggott, who'd finished down the field, as he strode past the distraught Sangster and O'Brien huddle. However, fortunately for the man and for his adoring public there was to be a quite sensational post-script in 1990. Lester Keith Piggott was born on November 5, 1935.
After Texas Shooting, Schools Around U.S. Boost Security
In the aftermath of the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, schools around the U.S. have brought in additional security staff and restricted visitors as they deal with a new rash of copycat threats. For some families and educators it all has added to uneasiness in the wake of the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the aftermath of the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, schools around the U.S. have brought in additional security staff and restricted visitors as they've dealt with a new rash of copycat threats. The El Paso Independent School District has already encountered some reported threats that turned out to be false. Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, May 25, 2022.
Ted Cruz Confronted by Man at Sushi Eatery About Gun Control After Uvalde School Shooting: 'Children Died'
An activist posed for a photo with the senator before their conversation about gun control escalated. That’s on your hands!” Cruz heard as the man was pulled awayTed Cruz Confronted by Man at Sushi Eatery About Gun Control After Uvalde School Shooting: 'Children Died'Hours after speaking at a National Rifle Association meeting Friday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was confronted at a sushi restaurant by a man who expressed anger at the Republican lawmaker for attending at the conference and over the deaths of 19 children and two adults in the Uvalde school shooting earlier in the week. a man, identified as Benjamin Hernandez, asked Cruz. "It was as if he was deflecting responsibility from being a U.S. senator," Hernandez said of Cruz's response to the heckling. Uvalde, TX May 24, 2022 Shooting at Robb Elementary School kills 19 students and 2 teachers.
Sunday's golf: Burns playoff birdie to beat No. 1 Scheffler at Colonial
Fort Worth, Texas — Sam Burns made a 38-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole at Colonial, which came just more than two hours after he had finished his round, to beat top-ranked Scottie Scheffler on Sunday. And Scheffler needed three clutch putts for a 72 just to get into the playoff matching 25-year-old standouts and close friends. Burns’ seven-stroke comeback matched Nick Price in 1994 for the biggest in a final round to win Colonial. It was the third win this season for Burns, and his fourth overall in his last 27 starts. The Colonial win was worth $1,512,000, along with a plaid jacket and a custom-built Schwab Firebird Trans Am.
Mugshot released for 10-year-old Daniel Isaac Marquez who threatened to shoot up his school
Florida authorities Monday released the mugshot and arrest footage of a 10-year-old boy accused of threatening to shoot up his school, with the local sheriff calling the move just desserts for a suspected criminal. “I did a campaign: Fake threat, real consequence,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told W Radio in Colombia. Florida authorities Monday released the mugshot and arrest footage of 10-year-old Daniel Issac Marquez, who is accused of threatening to shoot up his school. The twin threats in Florida came just days after a gunman stormed into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, with a pair of AR-15-style rifles and killed 19 fourth-graders and two teachers on Tuesday. The massacre was the deadliest school shooting since 26 people — including 20 students — were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December 2012.
Real Madrid wins Champions League final marred by crowd chaos
Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe. It evoked memories of the violence that marred the European Championship final at Wembley Stadium 10 months ago. They lost out on the Premier League title by one point last weekend and the Champions League to a Madrid team that had one shot on target in the final. Marcelo is one of a slew of Madrid players to capture a fifth Champions League title, just one off the record held by Francisco Gento, a Madrid great from the 1950s and 1960s. For many, especially Liverpool fans, pre-match crowd problems overshadowed this final, though, and are sure to be the focus of an investigation by UEFA and authorities in the coming days.
The Mona Lisa has been caked in attempted vandalism stunt
Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNNThe Mona Lisa was the subject of attempted vandalism on Sunday when a visitor to the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris smeared frosting all over the Renaissance-era painting's protective glass. "A visitor simulated a disability in order to use a wheelchair to approach the work, which was installed in a secure display case. "While standing near the painting, this individual threw a pastry he had hidden in his personal belongings at the Mona Lisa's glass case. A visitor to the Louvre smeared cake on the glass protecting the Mona Lisa. In 2009, a woman angrily threw a ceramic cup at the painting, breaking the cup but leaving the painting unharmed.
Rising US traffic deaths put focus on one Philadelphia road
The thought haunts Latanya Byrd years after a driver racing down Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia struck and killed her 27-year-old niece, Samara Banks, and three of Banks’ young sons as they crossed the 12-lane road. And now, amid a national surge in traffic fatalities and studies showing Black communities have been hit even harder during the pandemic, plans to redesign the city’s “corridor of death” could be gaining traction. Roosevelt Boulevard is an almost 14-mile chaotic maze that passes through some of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods and census tracts with the highest poverty rates. Federal officials have pledged to prioritize equity in the wake of a disproportionate 23% jump in Black traffic fatalities in 2020. Preliminary data from the Philadelphia Police Department showed a decrease in 2021 to 133 fatalities, still above pre-pandemic levels.
'Top Gun: Maverick' gives Tom Cruise the biggest opening weekend of his career: $124 million
The 59-year-old superstar just got his first $100 million opening weekend with "Top Gun: Maverick." According to projections and estimates, "Top Gun: Maverick" will likely top $150 million by end of Monday. Before "Maverick," his biggest domestic debut was in 2005, with Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," which opened to $64 million. Meet Rooster, Hangman and the rest of the elite crewAnd it is major, with 4,735 North American theaters (a record) showing "Top Gun: Maverick." All the best 'Top Gun: Maverick' throwbacks, including that jet-fueled ending
Perez claims 'dream' Monaco win as bungled strategy foils Leclerc
Monaco (AFP) – Sergio Perez took full advantage of his Red Bull team's superior strategic decisions to resist late pressure from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and win Sunday’s rain-delayed and crash-hit Monaco Grand Prix. Local favourite Charles Leclerc finished fourth in the second Ferrari after a confused double pit-stop cost him his position as leader. Verstappen was philosophical with a result that moved him nine points ahead of Leclerc in the drivers’ championship. By lap 26, Perez led ahead of Sainz and Verstappen, with the luckless Leclerc in fourth. With 10 minutes remaining, the top four were separated by two seconds, with Perez hanging on with his worn tyres and Sainz attacking him.
Paris calls for investigation into French journalist killed in Ukraine
France is calling for an investigation into the death of a French journalist who was killed while reporting in war-torn Ukraine. Colonna, who was in Ukraine Monday, said she had spoken with the Governor of Luhansky and asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for an investigation. BFM TV reporter Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, 32, was fatally hit by shell shrapnel while covering a Ukrainian evacuation operation, according to the French news broadcaster he worked for. According Zelenskyy, Leclerc-Imhoff was the 32nd media person killed since the start of Russia’s invasion on February 24. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that Leclerc-Imhoff was in Ukraine to "show the reality of war."
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh identified by medical examiner
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh identified by medical examinerPITTSBURGH — A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. During a press conference following the shooting, officials said the shooting was a targeted incident. The boy has been identified as DeAery Thomas. According to a release from Pittsburgh Police, the shooting happened at around 2:44 p.m.Police confirm someone shot and killed a 1-year-old in a drive-by shooting. “We just saw the mother get out of her Jeep crying, ‘they shot my baby, they shot my baby!’”There is no word on any potential suspect.
Wynonna Judd struggling with accepting her mother's death
(CNN) A month after the death of her mother Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd is reflecting on her loss. In a recent post on the younger Judd's verified Instagram account, she wrote "There is so much happening in the world right now. So before I sat down to write this, I thought, 'No...I just don't know what to say.' Then, I heard the words from my life coach asking me, 'What do you know?' Naomi Judd died by suicide in April at the age of 76.
Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle
(AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed to have overrun a key rail hub while its troops fought Ukrainian defenders in the streets of another city in eastern Ukraine. © Provided by Associated Press Debris hangs from a residential building heavily damaged in a Russian bombing in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 28, 2022. © Provided by Associated Press People fleeing Lysychansk sit on an evacuation train at the train station in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 28, 2022. © Provided by Associated Press A Ukrainian serviceman walks past a gypsum manufacturing plant destroyed in a Russian bombing in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Just south of Sievierodonetsk, Associated Press reporters saw older and ill civilians bundled into soft stretchers and slowly carried down apartment building stairs Friday in Bakhmut.
Ronnie Hawkins, rockabilly singer and key figure in formation of the Band, dies at 87
Ronnie Hawkins, the rowdy rockabilly singer who was instrumental in the formation of the pioneering Americana group the Band, died on Sunday. Dynamo” — he also would be known as “The Hawk” and “Rompin’ Ronnie” — Hawkins made his reputation on the road, delivering blues, R&B and rock ’n’ roll covers with grit and gusto. There, Ronnie Hawkins befriended Buddy Hayes, a shoeshine boy who moonlighted in a blues group. Ronnie Hawkins. Hawkins is survived by his wife Wanda and their three children, Ronnie Jr., Robin and Leah, along with four grandchildren.
Boris Yeltsin's son-in-law QUITS as Putin advisor amid speculation he is losing grip on power
Boris Yeltsin's son-in-law has quit his role as a Kremlin adviser amid speculation Vladimir Putin is losing his grip on power due to his health. Under Yeltsin, who was Russian president from 1991 to 1999, Yumashev served as a Kremlin adviser and later as Kremlin chief of staff. When Yeltsin asked Yumashev his thoughts on Putin, he told the then leader he thought he was 'a superb candidate. In January 2020, according to the Kremlin website, Putin visited Yeltsin's daughter Tatyana at her home to congratulate her on her birthday. Kyiv military spy chief Kyrylo Budanov said previously he fears the Russian leader still has a 'few more years' left in him.
Master P reveals his daughter Tytyana Miller, 29, has died
Originally Published: 30 MAY 22 10:32 ET(CNN) — Master P and his family are mourning the loss of his daughter Tytyana Miller. The artist and producer took to Instagram with a message, writing: “Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my daughter Tytyana. We respectfully request some privacy so that our family can grieve. “Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my little sister Tytyana,” he wrote on social media. “We respectfully request some privacy so that our family can grieve.
An open door, missed opportunity, 'wrong decision': List of what went wrong in Texas school massacre grows
The gunman entered the school through the open door two minutes later, at 11:33 a.m., McCraw said. At 12:36 p.m., a "student, child" called 911 said "he shot the door," McCraw recounted. At 12:46 p.m., she said she could "hear the police next door," McCraw said. Thirty-five spent law enforcement cartridges were found in the school, McCraw later said. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Uvalde, Texas shooting police response: List of what went wrong grows
Israel, UAE sign historic free trade deal
Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday in Dubai, Israel's ambassador to the UAE said on Twitter. "Done," diplomat Amir Hayek wrote, replying to another tweet he posted earlier saying, "the UAE and Israel will sign FTA in the next hour." Historic dealThe trade deal is Israel's first with an Arab country. For oil-rich UAE, the deal with Israel is its second bilateral free trade agreement after signing a similar accord with India in February. According to Emirati Trade Minister Thani al Zeyoudi, the free trade deal will push the value of non-oil bilateral trade between Israel and the UAE beyond $10 billion (€9.3 billion) within five years.
Egypt displays trove of newly discovered ancient artefacts
AdvertisementEgyptian authorities have displayed a trove of ancient artefacts dating back 2,500 years that were excavated at the ancient village of Saqqara near Cairo. The stunning collection includes 250 painted sarcophagi with well-preserved mummies inside, as well as 150 bronze statues of ancient deities. Saqqara contains numerous pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser, widely believed to be the oldest pyramid in the world. Source: Encyclopædia Britannica AdvertisementAlso included are bronze vessels used in rituals of Isis, the goddess of fertility in ancient Egyptian mythology. Cats played a crucial role in ancient Egyptian religionEgypt has been heavily promoting recent archaeological finds, hoping to attract more tourists to the country.