BREAKING: Israeli warplanes pound the Gaza Strip, killing at least 8 children in a refugee camp and flattening a high-rise building housing the offices of international media outlets as Hamas unleashes new barrage of rockets targeting central Israel.
“I’m not an anti-vaxx person,” Joe Rogan, Spotify’s top podcast host, said. “In fact, I said I believe they’re safe and I encourage many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I just said I don’t think if you’re a young healthy person you need it.””Their argument was you need it for other people,” Rogan continued. “But that’s a different argument. That’s a different conversation.”
DEVELOPING: More than 100 people have been injured, dozens critically, in a stampede at a Jewish religious gathering in northern Israel attended by tens of thousands of people, Israel’s main rescue service says.
Brandon Mitchell said the fact that Derek Chauvin didn’t take the stand “probably was to his detriment.”
LAPD officer writes letter to LeBron James after deleted tweet on police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant
Police say the woman could be seen on surveillance video pulling a firearm out of her waistband.
“I’m verbalizing my name is Dr. Carrie Rosario,” she said. “And it really speaks very negatively of you as a commissioner to be disrespectful.”
GUILTY: The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. MORE:
#gulity #derekChauvin #GeorgeFloyd
Three former Minneapolis police officers are next to go to trial in the death of George Floyd after a jury found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
BREAKING: The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts in the killing of George Floyd.
Derek Chauvin is charged with three different counts, and each charge requires a different element of proof as to the ex-officer’s state of mind.
Singer Ted Nugent says he has tested positive for COVID-19, a couple of weeks after he questioned lockdowns and asked, “Why weren’t we shut down for Covid one through 18?”
President Biden called George Floyd’s family to say he is praying for them, brother says. “He knows how it is to lose a family member, and he knows the process of what we’re going through.”
Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night; Chris Hemsworth to star in “Mad Max” prequel “Furiosa”; “Godzilla vs. Kong” maintains monster box office lead in the U.S.. (April 19)
Nickelback – Rockstar
Newly surfaced video shows an Asian woman brutally robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco in October 2020.
DEVELOPING: Three dead, two seriously injured in early morning shooting at bar in Wisconsin, authorities say. The suspect has still not been located at this time.
Windsor town prepares for funeral of Prince Philip
Preparations for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral were underway at Windsor Castle on Saturday morning, as police and wardens patrolled the outer grounds ahead of the televised ceremony at 1400GMT (April 17)
Protesters rally at Brooklyn Center police station
An angry crowd gathered in Brooklyn Center in Minnesota, Friday, to protest the shooting of a 20-year-old Black man at the hands of a police officer. (April 17)
More than 3 million Lebanese face poverty
More than three million Lebanese – almost half the population – are facing a tough Ramadan.
The monthly cost of iftar, or the meal to break their fast, now costs 2.5 times the minimum wage.
The World Bank says food prices there have become the highest in the region.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr has more from Beirut, Lebanon.
#Lebanon #Beirut #AlJazeera #Ramadan
A white guy drives away from police, dragging an officer and striking him with a hammer, but was NOT shot.
Disabled hope their Oscars moment becomes a movement
US imposes new sanctions on Russia, expels diplomats
#US #Russia #
US police officer arrested over killing of black motorist Daunte Wright – BBC News
China Sets Record for Incursions Into Taiwan’s Air Space
Billie Eilish Carpool Karaoke
US withdrawal from Afghanistan ‘could lead to civil war’ – BBC News
#BBCNews #Afghanistan #US
Dante Wright shooting: Protesters clash with police in Minnesota as unrest continues for 3rd night
#DanteWright #BlackLivesMatter #Minnesota
Syrian refugees in Iraq face worsening living conditions
#Syrian #Refugees #Iraq
Armenia discussing military base expansion with Russia
#Armenia #Russia #military #news
Thailand faces worst COVID-19 outbreak
Thailand is facing what appears to be its worst outbreak of COVID-19 so far.
This is a blow for the tourism-dependent nation, which was hoping to reopen in time to celebrate its New Year holiday.
US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clots
The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. (April 13)
How did we get through 2020?
This guy shoots his buddy in the back of the head during a gang shootout. Choose your friends wisely.
Vin Diesel has a security problem … with his neighbors, who say the actor’s security team act like they own the hood.
You can do more than you know…
British-born Shamima Begum, who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join ISIS, should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship because she poses a security risk, the UK Supreme Court rules.
Ted Cruz may have come up with a bright idea on his flight back from Cancun — if no one else gives him props, he’ll do it himself.
A growing group of people who get sick with Covid-19 never fully recover. In support groups, they sometimes refer to themselves as long-haulers; their condition is alternately called long Covid, post-Covid syndrome or post-acute Covid syndrome.
“I said, I know there’s not a klan sign in the window next door,” said Jedonna Dinges. “And I opened the curtains and I looked and sure enough, there was a klan sign in the window next door.”