Assuming his role as consoler in chief, President Joe Biden will travel to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday, to visit a community in mourning following Saturday's racially-motivated mass shooting at a supermarket that left 10 Black people dead, three wounded and countless others fearing for their lives. Biden is expected to meet with victims of the shooting and their relatives to "try to bring some comfort to the community, particularly to those who lost loved ones" and "grieve with them," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday. "The president wants to go to a community he wants to grieve with them and he wants to send a message to the entire country, that we stand behind them and with them, and that is so important," she said. Biden and first lady Jill Biden will visit the Tops supermarket memorial to pay their respects on Tuesday morning, and then meet the families of victims and first responders at a community center, according to a White House … [Read more...] about Biden to travel to Buffalo following mass shooting
A former Tennessee nurse whose medication error killed a patient was sentenced to three years of probation Friday. Hundreds of health care workers rallied outside the courthouse , warning that criminalizing such mistakes will lead to more deaths in hospitals. A state judge imposed the sentence on RaDonda Vaught after she apologized to relatives of the victim, Charlene Murphey, and said she'll be forever haunted by her mistake. Vaught was found guilty in March of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult after she accidentally administered the wrong medication. Nashville Criminal Court Judge Jennifer Smith said Vaught would receive judicial diversion, a way for first-time offenders to have their charges dropped and their records expunged after successfully completing probation. Prosecutors had argued against diversion, although they were not opposed to probation. The crowd of nurses outside protesting cheered, cried and hugged after hearing … [Read more...] about Former nurse RaDonda Vaught, whose medical error killed a patient, sentenced to probation in controversial case
The room filled with curiosity when a resident in Narva, on the Russian border, confronted Estonia's defense minister with fears of Russia "needing to rescue its own compatriots." For some onlookers, it signaled an easing of the complex ties between Russian and Estonian speakers in Estonia. Defense Minister Kalle Laanet came to "Estonia's Russia" for the town-hall-style meeting on Monday to address residents' concerns in the wake of the war launched by their neighbor . Would there be shelters in case of bombing? How could friction between Ukrainian refugees and local Russians be prevented? "We have 70,000 gray passports in Estonia, we have 80,000 Russian citizens in Estonia," Narva native Margarita Källo told Laanet at Tartu University's Narva College. "I see it as a big problem, first of all for Estonia, for our security." After the Soviet occupation, the Estonian government took a hard line toward residents seen as having been imported by the USSR to work in the Baltic … [Read more...] about Amid war in Ukraine, are Estonia’s Russian speakers ready to embrace the West?
CAIRO—It takes about 30 minutes to drive from the teeming Cairo neighborhood of Faisal to what locals call “ El Sijn ”—Arabic for “the prison.” There are many in Egypt, but everyone seems to know the prison: Tora Prison, opened in 1908. It has housed a diverse assortment of the country’s dissidents, businessmen, Islamists, and statesmen—including the ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for nearly three decades before his regime fell in the uprising that began almost exactly five years ago. Since then, the upheaval hasn’t stopped, and it’s as much personal as it is collective. The country saw its first-ever democratic elections; another wave of protest over the rule of Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist president those elections brought to power; a military coup, led by then-Army Chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; and a reinstatement, under now-President Sisi, of the kind of authoritarianism protesters risked their lives to escape five years ago. The crackdown has ensnared … [Read more...] about A Revolution Devours Its Children
An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates from around the world Sunday to pay their respects to the federation's late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a vivid sign of Abu Dhabi 's influence in Western and Arab capitals. The first Western leader to jet to the oil-rich capital of Abu Dhabi was French President Emmanuel Macron . He met Sunday with Sheikh Mohammed to pay tribute to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the country's long-ailing ruler who died on Friday at the age of 73. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was expected to arrive later Sunday to offer condolences, along with other leaders including Israeli President Isaac Herzog after the two countries opened formal relations in 2020. An American delegation led by Vice President Kamala Harris is due to visit the UAE on Monday, a bid to show support after relations between the countries have recently … [Read more...] about World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler
On this "Face the Nation" broadcast moderated by Margaret Brennan: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown Dr. Scott Gottlieb Lloyd Blankfein , senior chairman of Goldman Sachs Mark Esper , former defense secretary Click here to browse full transcripts of "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: Good morning, and welcome to Face the Nation. I'm Margaret Brennan. We have a lot to get to today, but we begin with breaking news from Buffalo, New York, where an 18-year-old male is in police custody following a mass shooting that killed 10 and injured three others. That massacre is being investigated by the Justice Department as a hate crime and an act of -- quote -- "racially motivated violent extremism." President Biden referred to it as an act perpetrated in the name of white nationalist ideology, and he has called for an end to hate-fueled domestic terrorism. CBS News correspondent Nancy Chen reports. (Begin VT) MAN: A shooter, a mass … [Read more...] about Full transcript of “Face the Nation” on May 15, 2022
Labour had insisted Angela Rayner was not at the gathering where Sir Keir Starmer was filmed drinking a bottle of beer. But the truth was exposed by the Daily Mail – thanks to a series of posts on social media placing the deputy leader at the scene. On the afternoon of Friday, April 30, last year, Mrs Rayner went canvassing in Birmingham ahead of the following week’s local elections. She was joined by fellow Labour MPs Rachel Reeves, Liam Byrne and the late Jack Dromey . She then travelled up to Durham – still wearing the same polka-dot dress – and met Sir Keir, with whom she had been campaigning in Lancashire the previous day. Less than an hour before the infamous video was taken of Sir Keir and his beer, Labour’s leader and his deputy sat at the same desk to address party activists across the country. Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner pictured last year at Redhills, the home of the Durham Miners Association Their colleague Nick Thomas-Symonds wrote on … [Read more...] about As the Mail pieced together the truth, just how did Angela Rayner think she could keep her ‘Beergate’ appearance a secret?
Cries of “My body, my choice” filled streets across America as supporters of abortion rights protested their anger at the prospect that the Supreme Court will soon strike down the constitutional right to abortion. Incensed after a leaked draft opinion suggested the conservative majority on the court would vote to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade ruling , activists rallied to express their outrage on Saturday (local time), marching, chanting, waving banners, and screaming for reproductive freedom. In the nation’s capital, thousands gathered in drizzly weather at the Washington Monument to listen to fiery speeches before marching to the Supreme Court, which is now surrounded by two layers of security fences. The mood was one of anger and defiance. READ MORE: What is Roe v Wade, and what happens if it is overturned? Roe v Wade: The right to privacy, not just abortion, is on the chopping block Biden blasts 'radical' draft Supreme Court opinion over case that legalised … [Read more...] about ‘My body, my choice’: Americans scream for freedom and choice amid fury over abortion rights and post-Roe future
North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Thursday, its neighbours said, the latest in a series of weapons demonstrations this year. One of the missiles came just hours after the country confirmed its first case of Covid-19 since the pandemic began. The launches could underscore North Korea’s determination to press ahead with its efforts to expand its arsenal despite the virus outbreak to rally support behind the leader, Kim Jong Un, and keep up pressure on its rivals amid long-dormant nuclear diplomacy. Thursday’s launches were the country’s first weapons fired since the inauguration of new conservative South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Tuesday. READ MORE: The Detail: Do we really need to prepare for nuclear war? North Korea raises alarm after confirming first ever Covid-19 case since pandemic began North Korea tests suspected submarine-launched missile North Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising animosities North … [Read more...] about North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in a series of weapons demonstrations
Published 2 October 2020 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A group of men who ignored local lockdown rules to go "car racing" have been hit with penalty fines. The group had travelled from Caerphilly to near Brynamman in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Caerphilly is under extra Covid restrictions, making it illegal to leave the county without good reason. Dyfed-Powys Police said the four men refused to co-operate with officers over lockdown, and were all handed fines. The Carmarthenshire Roads Policing Unit had come across the group of racers congregating for a "rallying-type event". "Officers tried to engage with the group, who had travelled from Caerphilly, and explained several times that were not allowed to be in this area," said Insp Andy Williams. "After lengthy attempts at asking them to leave and make their way back to their home addresses, they were … [Read more...] about Covid lockdown: ‘Race’ drivers fined for breaking rules