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    EAMONN Holmes has revealed he was in such “crippling pain” that he couldn’t look after himself - and was forced to turn to wife Ruth Langsford to get through. The 61-year-old has been in agony for weeks after dislocating his pelvis which led to his back being out of alignment, but he is now slowly on the mend. Eamonn Holmes had to turn to wife Ruth for help during his crippling pain The This Morning host has been very open about his struggle and has now admitted just how much he had to rely on Ruth during that time and that it taught him to be less judgemental. He told the Daily Star: “Not being able to bend down, reach, pick up things when I drop them, put things in the right place, and keep a sense of order has been frustrating, shameful and humbling. “Without help, without Ruth, I...
    Dear Quentin, I divorced my former husband in 2011. There were many reasons we didn’t get along, but one of them was finances. He would just decide to do something with our money or my inheritance money, and not even ask me first. This was the way my father treated my mother, so I thought it was normal. He even took out a credit card in my name and charged $70,000 on it. He retired early from a professional job to run his store. I agreed to never seek his retirement in our divorce settlement. It would have decreased substantially, as he retired six years before he was eligible (it was an early out option). We still get along, and get together whenever our son is involved. Our son Ryan was in college when we divorced. I shrug off my ex-husband control tendencies with me, because he just...
                        A bill creating limited access for transgender women competing in women’s sports is likely dead according to its sponsor, Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-22). Stargel released a statement yesterday after she postponed her bill in its final committee stop saying she is having to direct her attention to Florida’s constitutional amendment of balancing the budget. “Right now, my primary focus as Appropriations Chair is our constitutional responsibility to pass a balanced budget, and in a time-limited environment, I don’t know that we will have sufficient time to revisit SB 2012 this session,” said Stargel. The bill was not an outright ban on transgender women competing in women’s sports, instead the athlete would have to declare female identity at school then maintain a specified testosterone level for 12 months before competing and throughout the rest of their athletic career. Biological...
    A House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday devolved into a screaming match after Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTop House Republicans ask Harris for meeting on border The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax Waters: Fauci 'was being bullied' by Jordan during hearing MORE (R-Ohio) interrupted Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsTrump hands Rubio coveted reelection endorsement in Florida Democrats urge Biden to take executive action on assault-style firearms Vanita Gupta will fight for all as associate attorney general MORE (D-Fla.) as she criticized an amendment put forward by House Republicans. Demings was criticizing a proposed amendment to a hate crimes bill that would prevent police agencies from being defunded. NBC News noted that the bill itself does not have a provision taking away funds from police departments. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, sponsored by Rep. Grace MengGrace MengSenate aims to pass anti-Asian hate crimes bill this week...
    Vice President Kamala Harris urged Congress to pass police reform legislation after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, calling reform "long overdue" and racism an issue "holding our nation back." "A measure of justice isn't the same as equal justice ... We still must reform the system," Harris said in remarks at the White House, calling for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a bill that would ban chokeholds, no-knock warrants in drug cases, and alter so-called qualified immunity for law enforcement. BIDEN CALLED GEORGE FLOYD FAMILY TO OFFER PRAYERS AHEAD OF VERDICT "Not as a panacea for every problem," she added, "but as a start." The legislation, introduced last year by Harris and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and California Rep. Karen Bass, both Democrats, would also create a national database of police misconduct, making...
    BRENTWOOD (CBS SF) — East Contra Costa fire crews were at the scene of a fire at a home in rural Brentwood Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. The East Contra Costa Fire Department Twitter account posted about the fire on the 10800 block of Brentwood Boulevard at around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday. READ MORE: Kristin Smart Case: Court Document Says Student Was Once Buried In Suspects Backyard Rural Brentwood: 4:13pm, All three of ECCFPDs engines on scene of a fire involving a home and an outbuilding in the 10800 block of Brentwood Blvd. Please find an alternative route as the roadway is blocked off by crews working. High winds are hampering firefighters efforts. pic.twitter.com/hC6Zvw33Ks — ECCFPD (@ECCFPD) April 20, 2021 READ MORE: COVID Impact: Santa Clara Supes Looking To Provide Air Filters to Small Businesses, Nonprofits Firefighters said that the fire started about 30 minutes earlier. All three of of...
    RIHANNA has dropped a cool $10M on a new Tudor-style mansion in the heart of Beverly Hills. The buy comes just three months after the RiRi, 33, snapped up the house immediately next door for $13.8M. 11Rihanna's new home features a huge swimming poolCredit: The Mega Agency 11There's ample space for RiRi's clothes, shoes and accessoriesCredit: The Mega Agency 11Rihanna bought the neighbouring house just recently tooCredit: Getty Rihanna, who has a $468m fortune thanks to her music career and lucrative brands Fenty Beauty brand with LVMH, and her Savage x Fenty lingerie brand, purchased the half-acre estate earlier this month.  First featured on Redfin, the family-sized house was originally built in the late 1930s and comes with four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and just over 3,500 square feet of living space.  It also boasts a massive swimming pool, huge walk-in closet and an open kitchen that opens up to the...
    By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — When Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to “stay on the street” in the pursuit of justice for George Floyd, advocates for racial equity and an end to police violence heard a leading Black voice in the nation’s long march toward civil rights. But detractors, including the judge in the case against Derek Chauvin, criticized Waters’ push for a guilty verdict as incendiary, momentarily diverting attention away from the white police officer accused in the death of Floyd, who was Black, and onto the words of the congresswoman. Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday of murder and manslaughter. As the action and reaction ricocheted around social media, and on endless cable television loops as the jury deliberated, it was an all-too-familiar call and response, a politically fraught exchange that has played out throughout much of America’s troubled racial history. “People are concentrating their fire...
    Shortly before a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd last May, Vice President Kamala Harris said even a guilty verdict would not "heal the pain" of systematic racism in the United States. Harris spoke to CNN just before the jury announced it had found Chauvin guilty on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The vice president urged Congress to pass legislation backed by the White House that would overhaul standards for police conduct at the federal level. "This verdict is but a piece of it and it will not heal the pain that existed for generations, that has existed for generations among people who have experienced and first-hand witnessed what now a broader public is seeing because of smartphones and the ubiquity of our ability to videotape in real time what is happening in front of our faces," Harris...
    More On: Derek Chauvin Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs controversial ‘anti-riot’ bill Police in Ohio shoot and kill person shortly before Derek Chauvin verdict Biden to speak on Derek Chauvin conviction after ‘praying’ for that outcome Letters to the Editor — April 21, 2021 United States lawmakers expressed bipartisan support for Tuesday’s conviction of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told reporters on Capitol Hill that the jury’s decision signaled a turning point in American history. “I think our justice system is getting more just,” said Scott, the Senate’s only black Republican. “I’m thankful for the verdict and certainly thought it was a murder.” Scott added: “And so my first thought, or shortly thereafter, is: I believe that this reinforces the fact that while we all may need to grow our confidence in parts of the system, [the] truth of the...
    Erin Coates, The Western Journal April 20, 2021 0 Comments The Biden administration issued a statement Tuesday officially supporting the “Washington, D.C. Admission Act” to make the U.S. capital the 51st state. “For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington, D.C. have been deprived of full representation in the U.S. Congress,” the statement read. “This taxation without representation and denial of self-governance is an affront to the democratic values on which our Nation was founded.” House Resolution 51, sponsored by the D.C. delegate to Congress, Democratic Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, was approved by the House Oversight and Reform Committee last week by a vote of 25-19, according to The Hill. The legislation, which would carve out parts of D.C. — largely federal buildings and national monuments — as the nation’s capital while turning the rest of the city into its own state, will now go to...
    Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) narrowly survived a Tuesday effort by House Republicans to censure her for comments she made encouraging protesters to “get more confrontational.” The House took a 216-210 vote along party lines to table the censure resolution, effectively killing it. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had proposed the resolution to condemn Waters, saying her comments “raised the potential for violence, directed lawlessness, and may have interfered with a co-equal branch of government.” The move came after a speech Waters delivered to protesters in Minnesota over the weekend, telling them, “We’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.” Legal experts noted that defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer found guilty on Tuesday of manslaughter in the case George Floyd’s 2020 death, could claim Waters’ remarks...
    A House hearing broke into disarray on Tuesday during debate over the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act as Rep. Val Demings became emotional when Rep. Jim Jordan tried to interrupt her address on law enforcement.  Jordan, R-Ohio, called for an amendment to the bill during a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee. He condemned Democrats’ rhetoric surrounding law enforcement in the face of heightened tension.  Demings, D-Fla., called Jordan’s amendment "completely irrelevant." The Florida Democrat said she’d served as a law enforcement officer for 27 years. "It is interesting to see my colleagues on the other side of the aisle support police when it is politically convenient to do so. Law enforcement officers risk their lives every day, they deserve better," Demings said.  Jordan then tried to interject. "I have the floor, Mr. Jordan!" Demings exclaimed.  "Did I strike a nerve?" she shouted. "Law enforcement officers deserve better than to be...
    A new documentary explores how notorious California serial killer Dorothea Puente spent four days on the run after cops discovered seven bodies buried in the backyard of her boarding house A new documentary explores how notorious California serial killer Dorothea Puente spent four days on the run after cops discovered seven bodies buried in the backyard of her boarding house.  The grandmother - who was accused of murdering nine people but was convicted of killing three - never confessed to her crimes before her 2011 death behind bars.  Back in November 1988, a tip-off about a missing man led cops to Puente's home in Sacramento before they uncovered the horrors hidden beneath the home.  The seemingly-sweet granny, who was aged 59 at the time, leased rooms in her large Victorian house to tenants - many of whom were disabled and sick.  According to a new documentary airing on Oxygen,...
    In a potential boost to Maryland’s seafood industry, the Department of Homeland Security has announced it’s making an additional 22,000 H-2B visas available to non-immigrant, temporary workers. The visas allow workers from outside the U.S. to enter the country and carry out work in industries that have seasonal jobs that are typically hard to fill. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan applauded the move, saying it was “critical to keeping our Maryland seafood processors open for business.” Last month, as the blue crab season approached, Hogan called on federal officials to eliminate the visa lottery system and increase the number of visas issued. According to a news release from Hogan’s office, 450 H-2B workers are needed to fill jobs at 23 of the state’s licensed crab-picking houses. The visas help support a $355 million seafood industry in the state. Hogan wasn’t alone in welcoming the additional visas. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris...
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer No one has a handle on the GOP's right-wing House Freedom Caucus, least of all Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who stopped by a caucus meeting Monday to try to reason with the group.  “I’ve been meeting with Steny [Hoyer] and I went to the Freedom Caucus last night. We had a good discussion,” McCarthy told Politico. “They want to fight. They’re frustrated with everything that’s happening, and I get all that. But my point is: What’s the goal, what’s the strategy?” Forget about strategy—the Freedom Caucus cranks are mad about everything from Joe Biden's rightful victory to the removal of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, and they're just going to keep jamming the House floor schedule every way they can with no end in sight.  The tactic of choice for these "legislative terrorists," as former GOP speaker John Boehner called them, has...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki repeatedly refused to concede Tuesday that President Joe Biden pre-judged the Derek Chauvin trial by saying he was “praying” for the “right verdict.” “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. Which is – I think it’s overwhelming in my view,” Biden told reporters earlier Tuesday. Several reporters questioned Psaki about Biden’s comments about the trial, asking her to clarify exactly what the president believed was the “right verdict.” Psaki refused to acknowledged that Biden wanted Chauvin to be found guilty, even after he suggested the evidence in the case was “overwhelming.” “He’s certainly not looking to influence,” Psaki said, referring to the case which is currently under deliberation from a jury. She said the jury was sequestered during deliberation, which was why Biden felt comfortable commenting on the case. “We’re not trying to provide greater information about predictions of a verdict, we want...
    Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) raised more than $2 million in the first quarter of 2021, according to forms filed with the Federal Election Commission. According to the forms, Porter raised $2.14 million in the first three months of the year. She managed to outraise all six other U.S. representatives from Orange County, Calif., combined, the Orange County Register reports. Among California representatives, this amount places Porter behind only House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House readies for Chauvin verdict House GOP's McClain responds to Pelosi calling her 'that woman' GOP struggles to rein in nativism MORE (D) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyWhite House readies for Chauvin verdict McCarthy to introduce resolution to censure Waters House GOP's McClain responds to Pelosi calling her 'that woman' MORE (R), who raised around $4 million and $3 million respectively. In Orange County, the Register reports that Republican freshman Reps. Young Kim and Michelle Steel both tied...
    Representatives Val Demings (D-FL) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) got into it today, and Jerry Nadler (D-NY) entered the fray to make it a three-way melee during a House hearing over the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss the bill, which was proposed to address the recent increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans. As Jordan called for an amendment to the bill, he went on a tangent attacking Democrats for their rhetoric about the police as the country observes civil unrest between the Derek Chauvin murder trial and the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. Demings was the next up to speak, and she began by decrying the “completely irrelevant” amendment Jordan was pushing. “It’s interesting to see my colleagues on the other side of the aisle support the police when it is politically convenient to do so,” Demings said. As...
    A crowded congressional special election in Texas' 6th District could give Republicans a first look at Donald Trump's staying power in the party ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The race also gives Democrats a chance to compete after falling short of their 2020 goals in the state.  Twenty-three candidates, including 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, have jumped into the race to succeed Republican Ron Wright, who died in February from COVID-19 and lung cancer. He had just won reelection in November by almost  9 points.  All the candidates will appear on the same ballot on May 1 and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will move on to a summer runoff if no candidate cracks 50%.  Republicans have garnered most of the out-of-state attention in this race. Dan Rodimer, a former WWE wrestler, rode a bull in his campaign launch and showed off a southern accent  -...
    House GOP Conference Chair Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax Republicans who backed Trump impeachment see fundraising boost Freedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MORE (R-Wyo.) said Tuesday she did not invite former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE to address House Republicans at their policy retreat next week in Florida.  Trump, who has been hunkering down at his Mar-a-Lago resort, is just a short flight away from Orlando, where Republicans are holding their annual gathering from April 25 to 27. But asked by The Hill if Trump would be making an appearance, Cheney, one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for his role in...
    President Joe Biden says he is praying for the "right" verdict as the country braces for an outcome in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder after kneeling on the neck of a dying George Floyd last year. The White House has been warily watching the trial amid fears of widespread unrest if Chauvin is cleared. “I'm praying the verdict is the right verdict," said Biden on Tuesday. "The evidence is overwhelming, in my view.” Officials are considering whether Biden should address the nation after the verdict. Biden also confirmed he has spoken with the family. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER "I waited until the jury was sequestered and I called," he told reporters in the Oval Office. “They’re a good family.” News Joe Biden White House George Floyd Minnesota Minneapolis Police
    Always check the walls for cats. A homeowner in England recently made a shocking discovery in the walls of their new house soon after moving in. Apparently, the previous owners’ cat had been living in the house’s walls for several weeks. Glyn Stafford reportedly heard a meowing coming from one of the walls near the kitchen ceiling. (SWNS) When Glyn Stafford moved into his new house in Derbyshire, the previous owners told him their cat had recently gone missing, Southwest News Service (SWNS) reports. Stafford initially left out some food and milk to see if the cat would return, but stopped after a few days passed and there was no sign of the pet. A few weeks later, however, Stafford reportedly heard a meowing coming from one of the walls near the kitchen ceiling. OLD FLORIDA JAIL WITH 'VISIBLE AND AUDIBLE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY' FOR SALE When he investigated, he...
    After Daunte Wright was killed by a former Brooklyn Center officer last week, Minnesota lawmakers have once again debated changing the state’s current policing standards, even as they have highlighted new accountability measures they passed in 2020. House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, mentioned one of those reform measures last week in a statement responding to Wright’s killing: An update to the statute regulating when police can use deadly force. The law, which went into effect March 1, was an attempt to create a stricter standard, one that is now based on preserving “the sanctity of every human life,” as the regulation says. For instance, the new statute restricts when police can kill a fleeing suspect. Hortman said enacting a “tougher” standard was part of the “important” work the Legislature did last summer.  Article continues after advertisement Important as it may be now, it mostly flew under the radar at...
    Washington — President Biden called the family of George Floyd on Monday, as the White House braces for the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in Floyd's death. The jury began deliberations after the conclusion of closing arguments on Monday, and continued on Tuesday morning. "President Biden spoke with the family of George Floyd yesterday to check in with them and also share that the family was in his prayers," White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted on Tuesday. Psaki said Monday that the White House is in contact with state and local authorities and encouraging protests remain peaceful. Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, said in an interview with NBC News that Mr. Biden called him earlier this week. "He knows how it is to lose a family member and he knows the process of what we're going through. So he...
    A fire was quickly knocked down after it broke out in a multi-family Fairfield County home on Monday morning. Crews from the Stamford Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Hillandale Avenue at 9:28 a.m. on Monday, April 19 minutes after clearing the scene from an incident on Glenbrook Road. Stamford Deputy Chief Matt Palmer said that upon arrival, firefighters found a fire on the second floor of the multi-family home and were able to quickly contain it to its area of origin.  Fire damage was largely limited to the second floor of the residence, with minimal water damage contained to the first floor. In total, 26 firefighters responded to the scene, with none suffering injuries. Palmer said that all residents of the home were able to safely evacuate before fire personnel arrived. Crews from Stamford Emergency Medical Services and the Stamford Police Department also responded...
    (CNN)Three Democratic House members were in Minnesota Monday participating in protests around the Derek Chauvin murder trial while the House of Representatives was in session back in Washington, DC. All three used a new option to vote by proxy to cast ballots remotely, citing the "ongoing health emergency." Reps. Ihan Omar of Minnesota, Joyce Beatty of Ohio and Shelia Jackson-Lee of Texas were all seen at protests Monday and visiting with protesters and activists. The proxy voting option is a special Covid-related provision that was specifically tailored to cut the risk of the spread of the coronavirus.To vote by proxy, lawmakers must sign a letter with the House clerk and allow another member to vote at their direction and on their behalf. The letters, which are filed with the House clerk's office, say: "I am unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing public health...
    TRIBUTES have been paid to a great-gran whose home was torched in an alleged firebomb attack. Peggy Wright, 83, died after jumping 20ft from an upstairs window as flames took hold of her home in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. 3Peggy Wright, 83, died after jumping 20ft from an upstairs window as flames took hold of her home in Balsall Heath, BirminghamCredit: SWNS 3She jumped from a window in this house in Balsall Heath, Birmingham on SundayCredit: SnapperSK 3Forensic officers at the scene of a house fire yesterdayCredit: SnapperSK Peggy was heard "screaming for her dear life" before leaping out of the window while her son Andrew, 52, was rescued by firefighters. She was rushed to hospital on Sunday but died from her injuries. Her son suffered severe burns and is in a stable condition. It is alleged that a firebomb was pushed through the letterbox of her home in Lapworth...
    Maxine Waters could face a censure and lose her committee assignments after backlash ensued for 'inciting violence' by telling protesters in Minneapolis to get 'more confrontational' as the trail of Derek Chauvin wraps up. The California representative traveled to Minneapolis over the weekend before closing arguments began Monday in Chavin's trial, where he stands charged with murdering George Floyd during an arrest on May 25. Waters, 82, broke the city's curfew by taking to the streets Saturday night to join protesters, where she was videotaped saying she hoped Chauvin is found guilty. 'I am not happy that we have talked about police reform for so long,' Waters said. 'If we don't [get a guilty verdict], we cannot go away. We've got to stay on the street,' she added. 'We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational,' Waters demanded...
    CONCORD (CBS) – Buying a house in Massachusetts has never been so tricky. The market is hot, the inventory is low and the competition is fierce. Rory Fivek is a realtor at Barrett-Sothebys International in Concord, where the average home is selling 15-to-20 percent over the asking price with multiple offers as it hits the market. That’s making things tough for both the buyers and realtors. READ MORE: Massachusetts Tops List Of Americas Snobbiest States “It is stressful and I always say to my buyers, let’s try not to get emotional about it and don’t be stressed. It’s a journey, we will find your house,” Fivek told WBZ-TV. But there are some things you can do. Fivek’s top tips right now are: Offer the asking price or offer more, don’t even bother trying to find a deal right now. Keep your offer as clean as possible. Have your mortgage...
    A YOUNG mum was allegedly set alight and killed by her ex in the back garden of her home in Australia while her three kids were inside. The estranged partner of the victim - Kelly Wilkinson, 27 - has been charged with murder as he is guarded by cops in hospital with burn injuries after her body was discovered in the backyard of her house on the Gold Coast. 4Kelly Wilkinson, 27, was found dead in her back yard in AustraliaCredit: GoFundMe 4The young mum's estranged partner, Brian Johnston, has been charged with her murderCredit: Facebook Police dashed to the scene in Spikes Court, Arundel, after a worried neighbour reported a disturbance to cops at 6.40am local time. Officers found a burnt body in the garden and are treating the case as a homicide. Her ex, Brian Johnston, was located nearby in a “semiconscious state” two blocks away shortly...
    MICHELLE Keegan and Mark Wright are building a one-bedroom 'granny flat' in their new Essex mega-mansion, The Sun can reveal. The couple are currently building a huge five-bedroom home in Essex after demolishing a £1.3 million farmhouse that previously stood. 5Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have put in plans for a one-bedroom flat beside their Essex mansionCredit: Instagram Their dream home, which they've created a dedicated Instagram house account to, will feature a bar, gym, kids playroom, and outdoor swimming pool. And now The Sun can exclusively reveal that the pair have applied to Epping Forest District Council with plans for a "one-bedroom annexe" and expressed their wishes to demolish an existing stable building.  In May last year, they withdrew plans to build external accommodation, which was specifically for his parents, Mark Snr and Carol, "care", despite their local Parish Council saying they had no objection. It’s not known...
    House Democrats this week will pass a measure to make Washington, D.C., the nation’s 51st state, a move that would virtually guarantee their party two additional senators and a Democratic voting representative if the bill became law. The statehood bill lacks the vote to pass the Senate, but House Democrats put it on a fast track after President Joe Biden included it as a priority in his 100-day agenda. “Residents of DC pay taxes, serve in uniform and contribute to the economic power of our nation while being deprived of full enfranchisement,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week on Twitter in support of the bill. “The sacred right to vote and have a voice in our government is a core pillar of our freedom. It’s time to finally grant #DCStatehood.” Republicans call the bill an unconstitutional power grab aimed at solidifying the Democratic majority in the Senate. HOUSE...
    LIONEL MESSI'S wife Antonela Roccuzzo is reportedly house-hunting for a new property near Barcelona in a new sign the star striker could remain with the Catalan giants. Barcelona president Joan Laporta said after Messi lifted the Copa del Rey on Saturday having scored twice in his side’s 4-0 win over Atletico Bilbao that he was 'convinced' the Argentinian wanted to stay. 3Lionel Messi's wife Antonella has been househunting in BarcelonaCredit: Refer to Caption 3The report has sparked rumours the Argentine legend is set to stay at the Nou CampCredit: Instagram And on Tuesday it was claimed Antonela is looking for a new house for the couple and their children in the Garraf region just south of the Catalan capital. The mum-of-three is said to have been searching for a property in the coastline area, just over half an hour’s drive south of Barcelona, for several weeks. The Garraf region includes...
                        U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) said the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is sending legislation to the floor of the U.S. House that would, if enacted into law, create a commission to study slave reparations for African-Americans. Cohen said this bill, H.R. 40, would create a commission to study the following: • The history of slavery in America • The role of the federal and state governments in supporting slavery and racial discrimination • Other forms of discrimination against the descendants of slaves • The lingering effects of slavery on African Americans • Whether to recommend appropriate ways to educate the American public about its findings and appropriate remedies in light of its findings “An honest reckoning with the federal government’s role in protecting the institution of slavery has been a leading priority of my congressional career,” Cohen said....
    REP Maxine Waters allegedly requested a police escort before her speech to BLM protesters, which has been accused of inciting violence in Minnesota. The report alleges that Waters requested an armed police presence before she traveled to the Minneapolis area just days ahead of the expected verdict in the George Floyd trial. 4A new report alleges that Maxine Waters requested a police presence before traveling to MinneapolisCredit: Reuters 4Waters told protests that they would have to be 'more confrontational' if Derek Chauvin was not convictedCredit: AFP Townhall published a document that said Waters made the request when flying to Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday. The Capitol Police did not immediately return The Sun's request to verify the document. After arriving in the Minneapolis area, Waters made comments about protests that have led to wide-spread backlash, and even calls for her removal from Congress. She told protesters in...
    Monday on FNC’s “Fox News Primetime,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) argued Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) remarks warranted a censure vote because he said his California colleague see “value in violence.” McCarthy said should enough congressional Democrats be wooed in favor of censure, Waters could lose her post as the House Financial Services Committee chairwoman. “I believe it rises to that level because Maxine Waters believes there’s value in violence,” he said. “This isn’t the first time she’s done something like this. Remember what she said for in the past administration, for people to get in their faces, to challenge everyone. And now, what she has said has even put doubt into a jury. You had a judge announce that it was wrong.” “I think this takes action, especially when she has a pattern of this behavior,” McCarthy continued. “To have censure simply takes the majority of the House....
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Monday that when House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., requested anti-police protesters get "more confrontational" if a jury chooses not to convict former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, then she "finds value in violence." McCarthy told host Ben Domenech on "Fox News Primetime" that this is not the first example of Waters, 82, urging unrest to reach political ends. She previously told a crowd in California in 2018 to "get in the face" of Trump administration staffers if they recognize them in public. The Los Angeles lawmaker also spoke at an LGBT group gala in New York in 2017, where she made headlines for declaring that she was "inspired" by the event to "go and take Trump out." Waters later defended the latter comments, telling CNN's Christopher Cuomo at the time that "nobody believes" she was threatening an attempt...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd on Monday called recent comments from a California congresswoman “abhorrent,” saying they could lead to a verdict being appealed and overturned. Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters had joined protesters on Saturday outside the police department of a Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot a Black motorist earlier this month. She told the crowd she wanted to see a murder conviction for Floyd’s death. When asked what should happen if Chauvin isn’t convicted on murder charges, she replied, “We gotta stay on the street, we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational, we’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.” Minneapolis is on edge as it anticipates the outcome of Chauvin’s trial and reels from the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in...
    The life of Russian opposition figure Aleksei Navalny looks to be hanging by a thread. His fate has the potential to ratchet up tensions between the United States and Moscow, which are already running hot. Navalny has been imprisoned in a notoriously harsh Russian prison since January, convicted of what his supporters consider to be trumped-up charges. He is about three weeks into a hunger strike, seeking to be treated by physicians of his own choosing, and was transferred to a hospital on Monday. A Russian doctor said to be in touch with Navalny’s family wrote that he “could die at any moment,” in a Facebook post published over the weekend. The grave situation is coming to a head just days after President BidenJoe BidenGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley team up to urge communities of color to get coronavirus...
    House GOP leaders are struggling to rein in the increasingly open nativism within their conference and attempting to deflect from the controversy by training their ire against Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersMarjorie Taylor Greene to introduce resolution to expel Maxine Waters Waters: Fauci 'was being bullied' by Jordan during hearing Maxine Waters cuts off Jim Jordan, Fauci sparring at hearing: 'Shut your mouth' MORE (D-Calif.).  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyKinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MORE (R-Calif.) issued a tweet stating that the GOP is not the party of “nativist dog whistles,” without directly referencing the draft policy platform for a proposed caucus that called for promoting “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and infrastructure that reflects “European architecture.” Days later, McCarthy is now backing an effort to take...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Roseville Police are investigating a house fire that killed one person Monday. It happened Monday around 10 a.m. where police responded to a report of a house fire in the 25000 block of Gratiot Avenue. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment? The Roseville Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire at the Leslie Mobile Home Community and while at the home, a deceased person was found inside the home. READ MORE: Michigan Commits To $97M Investment Into Recycling Police say the person has not yet been positively identified and are conducting a criminal investigation. MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 8,574 New COVID-19 Cases, 61 Deaths For Sunday And Monday © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    California’s north-south house-price gap shrank to 42% in March as records were shattered across the state. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with California Association of Realtors monthly data on sales of existing single-family homes, shows the pandemic era pushed prices up slightly faster to the south in March. Cheap mortgages, limited inventory to buy, and urges for more living space motivated house hunters to pay up  … • In the five-county Southern California region, the median-price house sold cost a record $705,000 in March — that’s up 8.6% in a month; up 26.7% in a year; and up 57.2% over five years. • In the nine-county Bay Area, March’s median was a record $1.225 million — up 6.4% in a month; up 21.3% in a year; and up 61% over five years. • So, the south’s “savings” — the gap between these price benchmarks — was 42% last month vs....
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Fire lit up a Hollywood alley about 7 a.m. Sunday, where police later discovered a burnt body in what’s now a homicide investigation. A Volkswagen was ablaze behind someone’s home in an alley near N 23 Avenue and Liberty Street. READ MORE: Florida COVID Passport Ban Added To Emergency Bill “Me and my twin, we ran to the back of the house and we seen that our house was on fire. So we open the back gate and there was a car,” said the woman, who lives in the home where the car was found burning in the alley. She does not want to be identified, but that car fire actually burned into the edges of her roof. It wasn’t until the fire department extinguished the blaze that they realized there was more at stake in the situation – there was a body inside. “We already creeped...
    Congressman who led GOP's failed effort to keep the House in 2018 resigns
    President Joe Biden told a bipartisan group of legislators that he is “prepared to compromise” on his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan at a White House meeting Monday. Republicans present at the meeting include Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven, Florida Rep. Carlos Giménez, and Texas Rep. Kay Granger. Independent Maine Rep. Angus King was also present along with five Democratic senators and representatives. Republicans have criticized Biden’s infrastructure plan for allegedly having little to do with roads and bridges, arguing that it is instead a disguise for unrelated Democratic party priorities. Biden and Democrats argue the definition of “infrastructure” ought to be expanded to include welfare, climate initiatives, and other programs. (RELATED: Here’s Biden’s Strategy To Build GOP Support For His Massive Spending Plan) “As I indicated earlier, I am prepared to compromise,” ⁦@POTUS⁩ says ahead of a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss...
    President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg meet with House members on infrastructure. It's that time in the legislative process on a major policy piece where Republicans pretend to be a governing partner and say they will offer alternatives. They're only going this far because the legislation in question is the infrastructure bill and could mean some gravy they can take home to their districts and states. On everything else—voting rights, gun safety, immigration, civil rights and equity—they remain unanimously opposed and completely uninterested in the pretense of bipartisanship. It's also the time in the legislative process where Democrats negotiate with each other on the premise that they'll be able to get Republican votes. For now, though, they say they have ideas. Sen. John Cornyn, a surrogate for leadership in the Republican Senate conference, went on Fox News Sunday and said "There is a core infrastructure bill that we...
    The White House is walking back President Joe Biden's use of the word 'crisis,' which is how the president referred to the influx of migrants at the border during a chat with reporters Saturday.  'The president does not feel that children coming to our border, seeking refuge from violence, economic hardships and other dire circumstances is a crisis,' White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at Monday's briefing. 'He does feel the crisis in Central America, the dire circumstances that many are fleeing from, that that is a situation we need to spend our time, our effort on, and we need to address it if we're going to prevent more of an influx of migrants coming in years to come.'  An unnamed White House official used nearly identical language earlier Monday in a CNN report.  President Joe Biden used the word 'crisis' in comments he made about the southern border and...
    The grandson of an elderly woman found inside a burning home near San Bernardino predawn on Saturday has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, Sheriff’s officials said. Charles Tyson Christian, 47, was arrested after detectives and arson investigators responded to the home at around 2:15 a.m., then interviewed him and other witnesses, said Cynthia Bachman, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. When deputies arrived at the house in the 7200 block of Tippecanoe Avenue in the county area near the San Bernardino city border, they found “heavy smoke and flames at the rear of the house,” officials said in a statement. They also found a couple, identified as Douglas, 68, and Linda Guyette, 67, who had burns after attempting to rescue another woman from inside. Firefighters then entered the house and got 85-year-old Charlotte Kathryn Knight out. She was transported to a nearby hospital, but...
    The conservative Media Research Center found mostly cheery coverage of President Biden's first months in office in a study of network evening newscasts.  According to the MRC's analysis, the analysis found mentions of Biden were 59-percent positive from January 20 through April 9 on NBC, CBS, and ABC's nightly news shows. The analysis found the networks dedicated particularly positive air time to Biden's massive coronavirus relief bill, which passed in Congress without Republican votes. "The networks were even more enthused by the President’s partisan $1.9 trillion so-called COVID relief bill, which drew 120 minutes of additional coverage," the MRC writes. "Out of 67 evaluative comments we tallied, 59 of them (86%) were positive. Instead of pushing back on the White House message of the day, evening news coverage consisted of a parade of citizens happy to be receiving $1,400 checks and other benefits; we found only 29 seconds of airtime bothered to mention the exploding federal deficit or...
    Former President Donald Trump continued his slashing attacks on Joe Biden and his administration in his first sit-down interview with a TV network since leaving office – where he said the crisis at the border could 'destroy' the country. Trump continued his post-presidency efforts to act as the de facto opposition to Biden, while simultaneously tearing into the media he has regularly scorned as 'fake news.' 'They're playing it down as much as they can play it down. It's a horrible situation, could destroy our country,' Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity, who occasionally advised Trump during his presidency and served as a regular booster on air.  'It's a horrible situation, could destroy our country,' President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity when asked about the border crisis In advance excerpt of their sit-down, Trump said 'tens of thousands' of people were crossing the border – and...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a new biography slams the Tea Party movement and any comparisons between it and the liberal Squad, despite similarities others pointed out between the right-wing grassroots movement and far-left Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comments in an interview with USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page as part of Page's biography of the House speaker set to be released this week. The biography is titled "Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power."  Page wrote that she asked Pelosi about parallels between the Squad – Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., along with Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. – and the Tea Party. Pelosi wouldn't even let Page finish the question before shutting down the idea.  "There is absolutely no equivalence between the dynamism in a political party that has diversity of opinion and obstruction that existed with the Tea Party, who are...
    Ohio Republican Rep. Steve Stivers will leave Congress on May 16 to become president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. His resignation will temporarily give Democrats some breathing room in their razor-thin House majority that has been made even slimmer by multiple vacancies in Democratic-leaning districts. "Throughout my career, I've worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our fiscal house in order," Stivers tweeted in announcing his resignation on Monday. "I'm excited to announce that I will be taking on a new opportunity that allows me to continue to do that." Stivers was elected to the House in the Tea Party wave in 2010, defeating incumbent Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy. He was chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 cycle, when Democrats gained a net of 40 seats, winning their first majority in...
    Reuters April 19, 2021 0 Comments Republican U.S. Representative Steve Stivers of Ohio plans to step down next month, he said on Monday, further tightening the balance of power in the narrowly Democratic controlled House of Representatives. Stivers, a former Ohio state senator, has been a congressman for the past decade in Ohio’s 15th congressional district, which covers the suburbs surrounding Columbus, the state’s largest city. He has served on the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee. “I’m grateful to the people of #OH15 for putting their trust in me to represent them in the halls of Congress; it has been one of the biggest honors of my life,” Stivers said on Twitter, adding that he would become the head of Ohio’s Chamber of Commerce. Democrats currently hold 218 House seats and Republicans have 212. Stivers’ departure comes ahead of redistricting. Ohio, like every other U.S. state, must redraw...
    (CNN)Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio announced Monday on Twitter that he is leaving Congress next month to become the president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, giving the GOP at least temporarily one fewer vote in the narrowly divided House of Representatives."Throughout my career in public service I've worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our country's fiscal house in order," Stivers said in his statement. "That is why I am looking forward to this new opportunity with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, where I can continue my efforts to support free enterprise and economic growth here in Ohio." Inside the GOPs tense fallout with the big business lobbyCurrently the House balance is 218 Democrats and 212 Republicans with five vacancies. With Stivers leaving, Republicans would have 211. A date for a special election to fill the seat has...
    Kevin McCarthy threatened to bring 'action' against California Representative Maxine Waters after she joined protesters in Minnesota on Saturday night and urged the crowd to 'get more confrontational'.  The House Republican leader warned he would do so if Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not. 'Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week,' he wrote on Twitter. McCarthy can propose a resolution to try censure Waters or remove her from her committee assignments but, given Democratic control of the House, it will go nowhere if Democrats stick together.  Republicans pounced on Waters remarks to the Black Lives Matter protesters. Senator Ted Cruz and controversial Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene also criticized Waters, who, over the weekend, joined demonstrations over the police shooting of Daunte Wright, a black 20-year-old shot and killed at a traffic...
    A WOMAN has revealed how her conman ‘MI6’ fiance drove her to the brink of suicide and swindled her of £850,000. Carolyn Woods has lifted the lid on how her serial liar ex Mark Acklom duped her into believing he was a spy and the moment his lies caught up with him in court in her new book. 10Carolyn Woods was swindled out of £850,000 from her conman fiance Mark AcklomCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk Sleeping With A Psychopath, which is being released on April 29, reveals how Carolyn was only left with just the wedding dress she had planned to marry Mark in. Carolyn first met "flirtatious, charming and very entertaining" private school educated Mark in 2012. Towards the start of their relationship, he dazzled her by taking her flying in a private plane after claiming to be an experienced flier. Carolyn was bowled over by the...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A woman died in a house fire in south suburban Sauk Village Sunday night. According to fire officials, an “unattended smoking material” started a fire at the house on 223rd Street, just before 9 p.m. A woman died in the home. One firefighter was knocked back from an explosion and suffered a muscle injury. The firefighter was treated at a hospital in Dyer, Indiana. The house is now boarded up due to the damage.
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is keeping a watchful eye on this week's closing arguments in the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin, fearful that a controversial verdict could inflame new racial tensions and further escalate a deepening crisis in confidence with the nation's police forces.The President voiced his concern about potential fallout from the trial during a private meeting last week with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, people familiar with the session said. For weeks, it has also been a point of worry in conversations with Vice President Kamala Harris, aides say, even as the White House grapples with a cascading wave of mass shootings in America.As he begins his fourth month in office, Biden is presiding over a country on edge, as protests in several cities over the weekend underscored the fresh urgency of a national reckoning on racial justice and police reform.The White House is bracing for a week...
    Washington (CNN)Washington is staring down a bumpy road to infrastructure consensus. The Biden administration's roughly $2 trillion proposal focused on infrastructure and the climate crisis enters a critical week on Capitol Hill as congressional Republicans wrestle with what a scaled-down counter offer might look like.Complicating the already winding path to bipartisan agreement has been pressure to act on gun violence and police reform, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all of which threaten to put infrastructure on the back burner. But the White House has continued its overtures to host GOP lawmakers in the Oval Office in an effort to forge meaningful, unified progress -- even as Republicans remain skeptical. Here's where things stand on Capitol Hill:Read MoreOutreach overdrive Biden is set on Monday to host his second bipartisan gathering in as many weeks in the Oval Office as White House officials continue to map out the path forward for the President's top...
    A SINGLE mum who was drowning in debt broke down in tears after a millionaire couple helped her change her life around. Mum-of-one Nadine Hill starred on Channel 5's Rich House, Poor House in 2019, where she was gobsmacked after swapping lives with wealthy Katy and Paul, who have a weekly budget of £1,800. 6Struggling mum Nadine Hill said her life has been turned around, thanks to the millionaire couple she met on Channel 5's Rich House, Poor House At the time, Nadine was a struggling hairdresser and relied on benefits to make ends meet. When she met up with Katy on the show, she was gobsmacked after the mum-of-three offered to mentor her for two years and train her how to do permanent make-up. In an episode that aired last night, Nadine appeared on Rich House, Poor House Changed My Life and said the generous couple transformed her life...
    TikTok logo displayed on a phone screen.Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images Officials from the EU and U.S. are "intensifying negotiations" on a new pact for transatlantic data transfers, trying to solve the messy issue of personal information that is transferred between the two regions. The agreement, whenever it is reached, will replace the so-called Privacy Shield. The mechanism for legally transferring personal data between the U.S. and EU was struck down by the European Court of Justice, the EU's top court, in July 2020. The ruling, dubbed Schrems II, was taken by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, who argued that the framework did not protect Europeans from U.S. mass surveillance. While Privacy Shield was invalidated, the court maintained the validity of standard contractual clauses, another mechanism for transferring personal data in and out of the EU. Privacy Shield's demise was the second time such an agreement was tossed...
    SARATOGA (CBS SF) — One Saratoga resident was displaced after a two-alarm fire early Sunday morning severely damaged a house, firefighters said. The Santa Clara County Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire on the 20200 block of Miljevich Drive at about 2:12 a.m. READ MORE: San Leandro Community Rallies for Reform on Anniversary of Steven Taylors Police Shooting Death When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and fire coming from a one-story single-family home, authorities said. One resident had already evacuated and told firefighters no one else was inside. One resident was displaced Sunday morning after a 2-alarm fire burned a home in Saratoga Because of the extent of the fire, a second alarm was requested to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby homes and vegetation, firefighters said. The fire was brought under control just after 3 a.m. READ MORE: Lodi Parachute Center Skydiver Dies...
    The Biden administration has reportedly partnered with Twitter and Facebook to inform users of their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility as states move to make all U.S. residents 16 and older eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. An unnamed administration official told Axios that the White House plans to launch a targeted "media blitz" on Monday that will target specific demographics who tend to show higher rates of vaccine hesitancy, including Latino and Black communities. The digital push will also target conservatives on social media, the outlet reported.  FAUCI EXPECTS JOHNSON & JOHNSON DECISION BY FRIDAY The social media platforms will send push notifications informing users of their vaccine eligibility, Axios reported.  White House officials will also reportedly partake in the effort, appearing in interviews with Telemundo, All Ag News and radio host Rickey Smiley, who is popular among Black communities, Axios said.  The administration will also call on senior officials including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Surgeon General...
    PHILADELPHIA] (CBS) – Two people were injured in a house fire in North Philadelphia. Firefighters responded to the 1800 block of Church Street, around 2 p.m. Sunday. It took about 15 minutes to get the flames under control. No word on the condition of the victims. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
    Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny makes a heart gesture during a hearing into an application by the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service to convert his suspended sentence of three and a half years in the Yves Rocher case into a real jail term.Moscow City Court Press Office | TASS | Getty Images WASHINGTON – White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Sunday that the Biden administration warned the Russian government to not let jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny die in custody. "We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr. Navalny in their custody is their responsibility and they will be held accountable by the international community," Sullivan said on CNN's "State of the Union" program. "We have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr. Navalny dies," he added. Navalny flew to Russia from Berlin earlier this year after spending nearly half a year recovering for a...
    THREE people were shot dead and two were wounded early this morning in a shooting at a tavern in southeastern Wisconsin, sheriff's officials said. Kenosha Sheriff David Beth said the suspect in the shooting at Somers House Tavern in the village of Somers in Kenosha County is still at large. 4Three people were killed and two other were seriously injured form a shooting in Kenosha, officials said.Credit: ABC7 4Three young people look on after the mas shootingCredit: ABC7 Speaking during a Sunday morning news conference, Beth said: "We believe our suspect knew who he was targeting." He asked that anyone with information about the incident to contact the Kenosha Sheriffs Department.  Somers is about 30 miles south of Milwaukee, not far from the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The suspect had been asked to leave the bar but returned and opened fire. Beth left open the possibility that there was more than one...
    CNN’s Dana Bash pressed White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on why the Biden administration has not done more to pressure Russia over their treatment of Alexei Navalny. Navalny, the outspoken leader of the Russian opposition to Vladimir Putin, has seen a significant health decline throughout his confinement in prison, and there are new concerns that he might die soon if he doesn’t receive medical attention. Bash brought this up as she interviewed Sullivan on Sunday for State of the Union, and she asked “What are you doing to free Navalny or at least get him medical attention and what price will Vladimir Putin pay if Navalny dies in prison?” Sullivan diverted by pointing out that the U.S. was among the nations that sanctioned Russia after a government assassin nearly killed Navalny with a chemical weapon. Sullivan said Russia “will be held accountable” for whatever happens to Navalny while...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration is weighing options to punish Russia if imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny dies in state custody, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday. "We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr. Navalny in their custody is their responsibility and they will be held accountable by the international community," Sullivan told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "In terms of the specific measures that we would take, we are looking at a variety of different costs that we would impose and I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point.""But we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr. Navalny dies," he added. Navalny's supporters have said the 44-year-old Kremlin critic's health is rapidly deteriorating, with his press secretary saying he is "dying" and and his doctors saying medical tests show he's at growing risk of renal failure and...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor's historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements and getting swift blowback from allies in return.In an emergency determination signed Friday, Biden stated the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by President Donald Trump this year "remains justified by humanitarian concerns and is otherwise in the national interest." But if the cap is reached before the end of the current budget year and the emergency refugee situation persists, then a presidential determination may be issued to raise the ceiling.That set off a deluge of criticism from top allies on Capitol Hill such as the second-ranking Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, who called that initial limit "unacceptable."White House press secretary Jen Psaki said later that Biden is expected to increase the refugee cap by May 15, though she...
    AN 89-year-old woman was taken to the wrong house and tucked up in a complete stranger’s bed in an ambulance blunder. Elizabeth Mahoney had been battling Covid-19 at Pontypool’s County Hospital, in Wales, for 10 weeks before she was discharged on Friday, March 12. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 2Elizabeth Mahoney, pictured with her late husband Kenneth 2Elizabeth was taken to an address in Newport; more than eight miles away from where she lived Her family was relieved to hear she was on the way home, but began to get concerned when she failed to show up at her home in nearby New Inn, at the scheduled time. After a frantic few hours it transpired she'd instead been taken by ambulance to an address in Newport - more than eight miles away from where she lived - and left in the bed of a total stranger. Her son,...
    The defending NBA champion Lakers will be in Washington, D.C., in late April to play the Wizards. Their trip reportedly will not include an excursion to the White House. A source told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin on Saturday that the Lakers will forgo meeting with President Joe Biden because of a tight travel schedule and COVID-19 protocols. The team has not ruled out a future meeting with Biden, however, the source added. MORE: LeBron James injury timeline The Lakers are scheduled to play at the Wizards on April 28 but will have April 27 open after arriving in Washington from Orlando, where they’re scheduled to play the Magic on April 26. The team will return home to Los Angeles after the Wizards game and then play April 30 at Staples Center against the Kings. Yahoo Sports reported Jan. 7, after Congress certified Biden’s Electoral College victory over Donald Trump, that Lakers players...
                      by J.D. Davidson  Ohio House Republicans announced Tuesday they want to put the focus on funding the state’s schools and tax breaks. The House Finance Committee accepted a substitute bill containing the House GOP’s version of a new two-year state budget, which also includes COVID-19 relief help for small businesses and more oversight of state spending. “This is a thoughtful, structurally balanced and comprehensive budget plan that funds Ohio’s priorities and invests in Ohio’s future,” said Finance Committee Chair Rep. Scott Oelslager, R-North Canton. The plan includes a 2% personal income tax rate cut, which Republicans said will reduce taxes by $380 million over the next two years. The plan also reinstates the sales tax exemption for investment metal bullion and investment coins. The school funding plan has been years in the making and would be phased in over the...
    In January, President Joe Biden ordered the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to release an emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 safety in the workplace by March 15. Well, March 15 has come and gone, as has April 15, and there’s no emergency standard, despite what Dr. Anthony Fauci described this week as “an unacceptably high level” of COVID-19 cases every day in the United States. At The New Republic, Timothy Noah reports the foot-dragging may come from the top, with the White House “fearful of setting off angry protests,” including from Democratic governors like Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer, who is under pressure from Republicans in her state. ”My concern is that White House officials think that vaccination alone will be enough to stem this pandemic,” George Washington University School of Public Health epidemiologist and former OSHA head David Michaels told TNR. Meanwhile, workplaces are the site of nearly half of new virus clusters in Michigan. An emergency temporary standard...
    WAYNE Rooney is having a luxury whisky and cigar room built into his £20million mansion. The England legend, 35, is modelling it on an exclusive jazz venue he frequents. 4How Wayne Rooney may look in his luxury whisky and cigar room Wayne and wife Coleen, 34, are usually regulars at Puffin’ Rooms in Liverpool, which has an array of wines, champagnes, cocktails and more than 200 rare whiskies. A vast selection of Havana or New World cigars is also available. A source said: “The Puffin Rooms is one of those cosy intimate places where Wayne can relax in the lap of luxury. “He’s been going there for years with Coleen. 4Wayne and Coleen are usually regulars at Puffin’ Rooms in LiverpoolCredit: PA 4Wayne Rooney is building the whisky and cigar room in his £20million mansionCredit: The Mega Agency “They love it there and always go back when they’re in Liverpool....
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    Friday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) reacted to the Democrats introducing a bill to add four justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to Scott, the push to pack the court is a “power grab” because the Democrats know the GOP is “going to take the House back and the Senate back” in 2022. “[T]hey know what they’re doing,” Scott stated. “This is just part of the Democrat power grab. You know, they want to pack the Supreme Court so they can get some activist judges that are going back their, you know, insane left-wing agenda. They want to get rid of the filibuster because they, oh, gosh, they didn’t get 51 votes in the last election, so they need to be able to, you know, get rid of the filibuster so they can try to pass their radical agenda. … Look, they are trying to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Firefighters battled a house fire in Brighton Park early Saturday morning. One firefighter was forced to jump onto a ladder, rushing to escape from the burning roof on 34th Street in Brighton Park around 1 a.m. He did get down. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rising Temperatures Through The Weekend But Snow Possible Next Week A neighbor says there was an explosion right before the fire started. It took firefighters several attempts to get the fire under control. READ MORE: Families Fight To Keep Memorial Trees Offered Through Chicago Park District After Being Told Of Golf Course Plans “It reignited after they stopped it, so they had all the firefighters run back in and try to put it out again. Im glad all of my neighbors came out safe and sound,” the neighbor said. A dog also got out of the house safely. MORE NEWS: Mother Who Heard Shots,...
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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan paid nearly a million dollars more in legal fees in the first three months of this year than he did in all of 2020, state records show.From January to March, Madigan paid nearly $2.7 million in legal fees, according to state financial disclosure records.Madigan resigned in February, after 50 years in the Illinois legislature.RELATED: Mike Madigan confidant and ex-ComEd CEO charged with bribery in lobbying scheme; speaker denies wrongdoingEmanuel "Chris" Welch made history as his replacement for speaker as the first Black person elected to that position.Edward Guerra Kodatt was the first replacement for Madigan as representative for Illinois' 22nd District. Kodatt resigned after just three days in office amid allegations of inappropriate conduct.Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar was sworn in to replace Kodatt.Madigan has been connected to a federal corruption investigation, but has never been charged. He's also denied any wrongdoing.
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz suggested he will no longer wear a mask in the U.S. Capitol or on the Senate floor now that he's been vaccinated for COVID-19. Cruz falsely claimed that everyone working in the Senate is vaccinated, and incorrectly cited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on masks. "At this point I've been vaccinated. Everybody working in the Senate has been vaccinated," Cruz told CNN on Thursday while walking through the Capitol maskless. "CDC has said in small groups, particularly with people who were vaccinated don't need to wear masks," the Texas Republican added, while entering an elevator with two aides wearing masks. CBS News reached out to Cruz's office about his comments.  There no evidence that everyone working in the Senate — which would include aides, members of the press and Capitol employees in addition to lawmakers — has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. At...
    EXCLUSIVE: When John Cabrera was face-to-face with Dorothea Puente for the very first time, he saw a sweet grandmother – not a serial killer."I was taken aback," the retired Sacramento Police detective told Fox News. "I was bewildered as I began talking to her." The case of the "death house landlady" is being explored in a new true-crime documentary on Oxygen titled "Murders at the Boarding House" as part of the network’s "Serial Killer Week." The two-part special features never-before-seen footage from Puente’s police interrogation, as well as interviews with the key players from the investigations. According to investigators, the Sacramento boarding house operator had a Victorian-style home where she welcomed "shadow people" – also known as the elderly, alcoholics, as well as the disabled. They said she used drugs to overdose her victims and then collected their government checks. Prosecutors said she took in $87,000 and spent it on...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Friday, telling reporters that “most people recognize the history of systemic racism in our country.” On Wednesday, Thomas-Greenfield told Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) that “the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles.” A reporter asked Psaki about those comments, and whether President Joe Biden would keep her in her position (transcript via White House, emphasis added): Q Thanks, Jen. The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas-Greenfield, talking to her group on Wednesday, said that white — essentially said that white supremacy is woven into our founding documents and principles. Now, this statement is getting widely criticized as essentially parroting Chinese Communist Party talking points. So is the President going to remove her from her position as the representative before that body to promote United States values? MS. PSAKI: Is the President going...
    An Idaho ethics committee has ruled there was probable cause in a sexual misconduct allegation leveled against a state lawmaker in March.  The Idaho state House’s Ethics and House Policy Committee announced Friday it has unanimously ruled there was probable cause in the claim against state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger (R). The panel will investigate the allegation and hold a public hearing. The accusation against von Ehlinger was first reported Friday after he announced he was facing a claim of “unconsented sexual contact” by a volunteer on his staff. He has denied any wrongdoing.  The volunteer is accusing the lawmaker of forcing her to perform oral sex on him despite her saying that she did not want to. She later told authorities she was frightened to be around von Ehlinger. The volunteer reported her claims to Assistant Sergeant at Arms Kim Blackburn, who reported it to the Boise Police Department...
    Proposed revisions in Missouri voting laws advanced in both chambers this week with measures addressing how absentee ballots are distributed, clarifying that “only” citizens can legally vote and prohibiting judges from writing ballot language on the path to floor votes. The House Elections & Elected Officials Committee Wednesday staged a public hearing on House Bill 1362, filed by Rep. Hardy Billington, R-Poplar Bluff, which would outlaw “unsolicited distribution” of absentee ballot applications unless voters specifically request them. Under HB 1362, “No individual or organization shall distribute unsolicited applications for absentee ballots by mail, electronic mail or any other means.” Doing so would be a misdemeanor offense. Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, R-Hallsville, said county elections officials should take heed of the provisions in HB 1362. “This is a good thing because if (elections officials) start sending unsolicited – or even handing out forms – I think it...
    An unlikely duo is steering President Joe Biden's efforts to restore U.S. credibility on fighting climate change: a patrician former presidential candidate and a plain-speaking, long-time civil servant – both with Boston roots and baseball loyalties. John Kerry and Gina McCarthy worked together under former President Barack Obama, when Kerry served as secretary of state and McCarthy led the Environmental Protection Agency. Now their mission is more targeted. The two must deliver in the coming days a new, ambitious pledge to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and win back trust from foreign allies after former President Donald Trump pulled the country from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. We’re less than 10 days away from Earth Day and the start of the #LeadersClimateSummit. The U.S. will soon announce an ambitious new climate target and is encouraging other countries to strengthen theirs ahead of @COP26 ???????? I hope you...
    Russia barred top U.S. security officials from entering the country, just one day after President Biden launched sweeping sanctions and expelled 10 Russian diplomats. The Russian Foreign Ministry claimed the move was not in reaction to Thursday’s sanctions, but rather sanctions instated on March 2. BIDEN INVITES RUSSIA TO A SUMMER SUMMIT IN EUROPE AMID SANCTIONS Eight officials, including Director of U.S. National Intelligence Avril Haines; FBI Director Christopher Wray; U.S. Attorney General Merrick Brian Garland; Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Michael Carvajal; and White House Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice, have all been barred from entering Russia for their actions targeting "anti-Russia policy." Former National Security Advisor John Bolton and former CIA Director Robert James Woolsey have also been forbidden from entering Russia. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The ministry said the recent tension between the U.S. and Russia were "unprecedented complications" that have been "provoked by...
    (CNN)This week, the White House made inroads on foreign policy. President Biden announced US troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11 of this year. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers were hesitant to embrace Biden's infrastructure plan and his renewed calls for bipartisanship. Monday Biden admin secures agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to secure borders, official says Number of unaccompanied migrant children in Customs and Border Protection custody falls 45% THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! Tuesday White House scrambles to reassure public after pause on Johnson & Johnson's vaccine Biden mourns slain Capitol Police officer: He 'was a hero' Read MoreWednesday Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11: 'It's time to end America's longest war' Women detail drug use,...
    President Biden hosted Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday for his first in-person bilateral meeting since becoming president, with the two leaders outlining their strategic vision for the Indo-Pacific in the face of growing challenges from China and North Korea. “Japan and the United States are two strong democracies in the region, and we’re committed to advancing and defending our shared values, including human rights and the rule of law,” Biden said in prepared remarks at a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden. “We’re going to work together to prove that democracies can still compete and win in the 21st century, we can deliver for our people in the face of a rapidly changing world,” he added. Both leaders referenced the need to confront challenges in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, a nod to an increasingly aggressive Beijing. Biden did not mention Taiwan by name amid...
    A MUM had to put a giant ornamental shoe which took pride of place in her back garden up for sale as her kids were embarrassed. Katie Deverill, 39, loved the 8ft long and 5ft tall stiletto as a quirky outdoor feature, but she has now sold it. 3Katie Deverill with the giant black shoe and its shoe horn The black shoe, which also comes with a huge red shoe horn, once sat on the roof of a New Look fashion factory. A neighbour owned it before her but was moving house and was unable to take it. The mum of two said: “My teenage daughters thought I was mad when it arrived in the garden. I love it but the kids think it’s embarrassing.” The stiletto also measures almost 4ft wide, while the horn is 7ft long by 2ft wide. Ex-car mechanic Katie kept it in her garden in...
    The White House quickly backtracked President Joe Biden’s Friday decision to maintain the Trump administration’s low refugee cap levels and now maintains that he will set a “final, increased” cap by May 15. “The President’s directive today has been the subject of some confusion,” press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement distributed Friday afternoon. “Last week, he sent to Congress his budget for the fiscal year starting in October 2021, which honors his commitment. For the past few weeks, he has been consulting with his advisors to determine what number of refugees could realistically be admitted to the United States between now and October 1. Given the decimated refugee admissions program we inherited, and burdens on the Office of Refugee Resettlement, his initial goal of 62,500 seems unlikely.” (RELATED: Biden To Maintain Trump Administration’s Low Refugee Cap Despite Promise To Increase It: Report) US President Joe Biden takes part...
    The 48-year-old owner of a Sussex County home was charged in connection to a fire that caused the death a 13-year-old girl at the property last month, authorities announced. Walter Biller, of Wayne, failed to obtain or file for proper occupancy and fire safety-related documentation before completing the lease agreement with the Davenport family in 2019, Franklin Borough police said. Therefor, he was charged in the March 19 fire at the Nestor Street home, in which 13-year-old Heaven Davenport died, authorities said. Biller was arrested on March 31, on accusations he violated laws intended to protect public health and safety, according to investigators. Biller faces a second-degree charge since the fire caused a fatality, police said. He was released in accordance with the NJ Bail Reform Act and is scheduled to appear in Sussex County Superior Court.
    The debate over racial justice in America is playing out in Congress as Democrats use their new control of both chambers to push forward proposals to advance racial equity. On Sunday, former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. Brooklyn Center erupted in protests this week during the already tense environment surrounding the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd last May. “We have a crisis, an epidemic of Black people dying at the hands of law enforcement, this is a terrible issue in Minnesota but it’s a national issue,” Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith told MinnPost. “We have to look systematically at the criminal justice system and policing.” Smith has been outspoken on the issue of race and policing in Minnesota, appearing on national news outlets like Good Morning America to condemn the “epidemic” of...
    The 48-year-old owner of a Sussex County home was charged in connection to a fire that caused the death a 13-year-old girl at the property last month, police said. Heaven Davenport was killed in the March 19 blaze at 48 Nestor Street in Franklin, her family said in a GoFundMe. Homeowner Walter Biller, of Wayne Township, was arrested March 31 after investigators proved that he “violated laws intended to protect public health and safety” by failing to get the proper certifications when renting out the home, Franklin Borough Police said. “It was determined that Biller had not obtained or filed for proper documentation and certifications related to occupancy and fire safety as required by the State and municipalities before completing the lease agreement with the Davenport family in 2019,” police said. Biller faces a second-degree charge since the fire caused a fatality, police said. He was released in accordance with...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A man in his late 80s was found deceased after Dallas firefighters put out a fire in his Southeast Dallas home Friday, April 16. Shortly after 10:00 a.m.,  Dallas Fire-Rescue units responded to a 911 call for a fire at a home in the 3200 block of Trezevant Street. When firefighters arrived at the one-story wood-framed residence, they could see fire coming from a bedroom in the back of the home. They made their way inside the home, located the seat of the fire and made quick work of it; declaring it extinguishing it in about half-an-hour, a DFR spokesperson said in a news release. After the fire was out, they found the deceased body of man in his late-80’s still inside the home. Reportedly, the man did not live alone, but he was the only one in the house when the fire occurred. Though investigators have...
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