The shaking was felt in at least two states, with more than 20,000 reports coming into the U.S. Geological Survey website by 6 p.m. local time on Thursday.'We didn’t know quite what it was' »
In early October 2018, just a few days after Jamal Khashoggi had disappeared inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, White House officials first saw the TV footage that stopped them in their tracks. A supposed Khashoggi look-alike — a heavy-set man wearing the journalist's clothes and glasses — could be seen walking out of the consulate as though he didn't have a care in the world. Kirsten Fontenrose, then the director of Gulf affairs at the National Security Council, suspected right away what this was: a scene clumsily crafted to cover up a murder.
Virtually all deaths from COVID-19 in the United States are now among people who have not received their coronavirus vaccine. On the other hand, transmission has effectively ceased in Northeastern and Western states where governors have made vaccination a top priority, and where resistance was low among residents from the start. “We are seeing that communities and counties that have high vaccine coverage and low case rates are getting back to normal,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a Thursday briefing of the White House pandemic response team.
The Supreme Court began its summer recess last week, bringing an end to a term that served as the first test of its new 6-3 conservative majority, with all three of former President Donald Trump's appointees on the bench. During Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the final weeks before the 2020 presidential election, Democrats warned — and some Republicans hoped — that a court dominated by conservatives would be primed to radically rewrite the nation's laws on a host of major issues through a series of partisan decisions. Over the course of this past term, the court considered a number of controversial cases, but only a few ended in 6-3 rulings along ideological lines.
A woman has been accused of punching a 6-year-old Asian boy while hurling racial slurs at him and his mother in Las Vegas this week. What you need to know: The incident occurred at The Shops at Crystals, an upscale shopping mall located in the CityCenter complex. Tiktok user @uhmmajo managed to film part of the alleged attack, which shows the woman having an unhinged meltdown.
“Conglomerates benefit from the infrastructure paid for by taxpayers. … Shouldn't they help pay for all this?”
“Placing the burden for infrastructure improvements on those who use the facilities is the traditional way.”
“The world’s investors are offering America a cheap line of credit … and there’s no real reason to turn them down.”
“The carbon tax has unique advantages … It’s the obvious way forward.”
“A focused bill that repurposes unspent Covid funds is the best option.”