For the first time in over 100 years, Virginia won’t celebrate Lee-Jackson Day

The holiday, which was observed on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January, celebrated Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson as “defenders of causes.” The event typically involved Civil War-themed parades, wreath layings and reenactments hosted by Confederate memorial groups. Last February, state lawmakers in Virginia passed a bill that … Read more

China Possibly Carried Out “Genocide” Against Uyghurs: US Congress Report

Chinese authorities arbitrarily detain Uyghur and other ethnic groups. (Representational) Washington: China possibly carried out “genocide” against Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, said a commission of the United States Congress in a new report. The report, released by The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), stated that the Chinese government … Read more

Jacob Blake says he ‘didn’t want to be the next George Floyd’ in first interview since he was shot by a police officer

Blake talked about the Aug. 23 shooting that left him paralyzed from the waist down in a portion of an interview that aired Thursday on “Good Morning America.” “I was like, ‘He’s shooting me,’ ” said Blake, a 29-year-old Black man. “I couldn’t believe it, so I kind of sat down in the car … … Read more

Man carrying Confederate flag inside the US Capitol during riot arrested, identified as Kevin Seefried

Seefried had been a focus of the FBI’s efforts to get the public to help them identify riot participants. The complaint identifies him as the man seen in the photos, widely circulated online, carrying a large Confederate flag inside the US Capitol during the January 6 siege. Kevin Seefried told the FBI he had brought … Read more

Flint water: Former Michigan governor faces charges ove crisis that left 12 people dead

The Flint Water Prosecution Team is scheduled to announce its findings at a news conference Thursday morning after former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and former Flint Public Works director Howard Croft were charged Wednesday. They each face two counts of willful neglect of duty as part of an investigation into the crisis, according to court … Read more

Kyle Rittenhouse: Prosecutors seek to modify bond agreement after they say he displayed racist signs

The office is requesting that Rittenhouse be prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol or being in any establishment that serves it; be prohibited from making any public display of any “white power” or “white supremacy” signs, symbols, or hand gestures; and not have any contact with any known militia members or members of any violent … Read more

Bryan Monroe, longtime journalist and former CNNPolitics.com editor,

Monroe died Wednesday morning of a heart attack at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, where he lived with family, according to Suzanne Malveaux, a longtime friend and CNN national correspondent. “He liked to connect people who were in different worlds — whether it was the media world, Hollywood, journalism, academia,” Malveaux told CNN. “He loved … Read more

Flint water crisis: Ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder charged with willful neglect of duty

The charges are misdemeanors, punishable with up to one year in prison or a fine of up to $1,000, the state’s penal code shows. CNN has reached out to an attorney for Snyder and an attorney for Croft for comment on the charges. Twelve people died and more than 80 were sickened as a result … Read more

Firefighter Andrew Williams arrested after photo showed him pointing at a placard for Speaker Pelosi in US Capitol Building

Andrew Williams, a firefighter-paramedic with the Sanford Fire Department, appeared in federal court Tuesday and was released on a $25,000 signature bond, according to the court documents. The Sanford Fire Department launched an investigation into Williams’ involvement after the photo circulated online. Fire Chief Craig Radzak confirmed it was Williams in the photo and said … Read more

Alabama crushes Ohio State to win 6th national title in the Nick Saban era

For the sixth time under head coach Nick Saban, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide are national champions, pulling away to defeat No. 3 Ohio State 52-24 on Monday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, in front of a crowd of 14,926. Saban now has seven national titles, more than any other coach … Read more

Democrats Begin 2nd Attempt To Impeach Donald Trump, Days After Capitol Violence

Democrats have introduce House resolution to impeach Donald Trump. Democrats began the process of impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time on Monday if Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet do not remove him from office. Democrats introduced a resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution and remove … Read more

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief

US PRESIDENT-ELECT Joe Biden has announced William Burns as his pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, a retired veteran diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran. Burns, along with Biden’s nominee for director of national intelligence, Avril Haines, will be tasked with rebuilding the US spy community’s reputation after it was heavily politicized … Read more

Senator To CEOs Of Social Media Firms

Jacob Anthony Chansley of Arizona, stands with other supporters of Donald Trump. Rabat, Morocco: Federal agents arrested two more Capitol Hill rioters whose images had gone viral, of one carrying off the House speaker’s lectern and another who wore horns and a fur pelt, while a top Democratic lawmaker called on mobile carriers to preserve … Read more

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence · TheJournal.ie

DONALD TRUMP FACED fresh calls today from some members of his own party to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol, as the threat builds for a historic second impeachment effort in his final 10 days in the White House. With the January 20 inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden fast approaching — and … Read more

Sister of Black woman killed by US Capitol police in 2013 angered by response to white rioters

Carey’s younger sister, Miriam Carey, was fatally shot by Capitol police and US Secret Service officers more than seven years ago after leading officers on a high-speed chase near the White House. Carey said the restraint shown by Capitol police on Wednesday was a stark contrast to how the same police agency treated her sister, … Read more

Kindergartner spends her winter break making 200 New Year’s cards for seniors

And sometimes courage means finding the self-discipline to sit down and handcraft hundreds of cards by yourself, even if you’re only 5 years old. That was the task burgeoning artist Aryana Chopra set herself. Her goal was to hand design New Year’s cards for residents of a nursing home in Vestal, New York. Aryana, whose … Read more

Pakistan Should Hold Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi Accountable For Mumbai Attack: US

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested by Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province. (File) Washington: The US on Saturday said that it is “encouraged” by the conviction of Lashkar-e-Taiba operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in a terror financing case in Pakistan, but Islamabad should further hold him accountable for his involvement in terror attacks, including the 2008 Mumbai … Read more

Decoding the extremist symbols and groups at the Capitol Hill insurrection

The pictures tell part of the story of the beliefs of some of those who chose to show up on that day — from passionate and peaceful Trump supporters to extremists who showed their hate with their symbols as well as their actions. The mixing of the groups is one issue that experts who track … Read more

Activists in Kenosha say they are hurt and disappointed after the no-charging decision in Jacob Blake shooting

Sheskey, a White officer, shot Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, while responding to a domestic incident on August 23, 2020. Blake survived the shooting but was left paralyzed from the waist down. “The city of Kenosha has failed the city of Kenosha,” said Gregory Bennett Jr., founder of the activist organization Peace in the Streets … Read more

Disturbing video shows officer crushed against door by mob storming the Capitol

During the confrontation, captured on video by investigative outlet Status Coup, one officer was pinned between a door and the masses of people. At least one individual attempted to rip away the officer’s mask while he was wedged, as he screamed in agony. The video panned over to the rioters, who chanted, “Heave, ho! Heave, … Read more

Sixers player tests positive for Covid-19, delaying team’s return to Philadelphia

The source said the team will follow league protocols for Covid-19. The player was not identified. A reporter for The Athletic and Stadium was the first to report the positive test, adding that sources said the 76ers learned of the positive test during the game. Before the game, the team said it would not practice … Read more

A mob swarmed the US Capitol and this is what some said

CNN spoke to people who stormed the building. They said they felt like they were doing something good. “What are we supposed to do? OK?” a man who’d been maced by police said during Wednesday’s riot that saw the halls of Congress broken into, offices vandalized and five people die. “The Supreme Court’s not helping … Read more

Capitol Hill riots: Are Western democracies under attack? | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW

The scenes that unfolded on Capitol Hill on Wednesday reminded many Europeans of events in their own countries.  In 2006, a far-right mob stormed the Hungarian parliament, for example, engaging in street battles with police that lasted for weeks. These events ultimately saw an increase in support for right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.   Imperial flags at parliament  … Read more

Insurrection a stunning show of force for conspiracy groups, extremists and fringe movements

The insurrection at the heart of America’s democracy, egged on by Trump’s rhetoric, represented a stunning show of force for the fringe movements and their adherents. Four people were left dead during the mayhem, according to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, including one woman shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer and three other … Read more

Germany issues travel warning for Washington after attack on Capitol | News | DW

The German Foreign Ministry issued a new travel warning for the United States on Thursday, warning Germans to avoid downtown Washington, DC. It  initially warned Germans to respect the emergency curfew on Wednesday evening but expanded its warning the following day. “A continuation of the protest actions including the use of firearms cannot be ruled out. The … Read more

Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden’s inauguration?

THE UNITED STATES is officially in the final throes of Donald Trump’s presidency. This morning, Joe Biden’s victory in last November’s election was formally affirmed and vice president Mike Pence declared that the president-elect will be inaugurated on 20 January. But events on the floor of the US Congress were secondary to the political terror that had … Read more

Florida seniors spend hours in line overnight waiting for coronavirus vaccines

“The state is not dictating to hospitals,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told CNN’s Rosa Flores on Monday. “These guys are much more competent to deliver health care services then a state government could ever be.” While Florida does have a structure in place for deciding the priority groups to be vaccinated, it is up to … Read more

Mega Millions jackpot is almost half a billion dollars, the 8th largest in history

The next chance for a lucky winner is Friday, after no ticket matched the all six numbers pulled Tuesday night, according to a Mega Millions news release. January has a history of big wins for Mega Millions. There have been 16 jackpots awarded during the month since the start of the lottery game in 2002. … Read more

For Stacey Abrams, revenge is a dish best served blue

As a nervous nation waited for results of the second of two US Senate races, this one between incumbent Republican David Perdue and Democratic newcomer Jon Ossoff, Abrams remained optimistic. “With new votes joining the tally, we are on a strong path,” she tweeted. “But even while we wait for more, let’s celebrate the extraordinary … Read more

When a freezer broke in a California hospital, officials jumped to action to administer more than 800 vaccines in just about 2 hours

And they took on the challenge. The executive team at Mendocino County’s Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Medical Center was notified during a safety inspection Monday morning that a freezer was found to be at room temperature, Judson Howe, of Adventist Health, told CNN. And the alarm that was supposed to alert staff of the temperature … Read more

A wave swept a father and his two children out to sea. He died and the children are missing

The family of four was on the shore at Blind Beach near Jenner, California, when a wave knocked them all into the ocean Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The father drowned and his two children are still missing. “They were down looking at the water, the kids were playing, and a sneaker wave came up and … Read more

Los Angeles County ambulance crews told not to transport Covid-19 patients with little chance of survival

Or having a medical emergency and languishing outside an emergency room for hours. This is what Los Angeles County faces as the onslaught of Covid-19 devastates the community — including those without coronavirus. “Hospitals are declaring internal disasters and having to open church gyms to serve as hospital units,” County Supervisor Hilda Solis said. “Our … Read more

Jacob Blake shooting: National Guard mobilizes and Kenosha approves emergency resolution

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Gravely will deliver his charging decision for the officer who shot the 29-year-old Black man within the first two weeks of January, according to a the agenda of Monday’s city council meeting, which unanimously approved granting Mayor John Antaramian emergency powers once the announcement is made. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers … Read more

Vincent Simmons: Prisoner says he’s been waiting 43 years for a fair trial in a racist Louisiana parish. A hearing may be his final chance

A hearing on Tuesday to recuse the Avoyelles Parish prosecutors from the case could be the last chance for Simmons, 68, to receive a fair trial, possibly in a new jurisdiction, his attorneys say. They also say there is new testimony and new evidence that’s enough to finally exonerate their client. “I am innocent,” he … Read more

Mytrez Deunte Woolen identified as suspect in Texas church shooting that left a pastor dead

Police identified the suspect as Mytrez Deunte Woolen, 21, who has been charged with aggravated assault while exhibiting a deadly weapon, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and first-degree capital murder, according to a news release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. CNN has not been able to determine whether Woolen has representation. The sheriff’s … Read more

Mikey Wright, pro surfer, saves woman in water on Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii

Mikey Wright was enjoying a beer and filming the waves on Oahu’s North Shore on December 31 when he realized something was wrong. He asked his wife to hold his phone and beer, jumped over the fence and ran onto the beach, as seen in a video. “We just seen this wave come up and … Read more