In a memo to employees, a Microsoft executive told employees in his unit to be more cautious when it comes to opening up new roles28th May 2022 03:01
The fire has destroyed at least 330 homes as flames raged through nearly 500 square miles.28th May 2022 03:00
Judge dismisses Trump federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James over her probe of business
Ex-President Donald Trump and his company are being investigated by New York Attorney General Letitia James over valuations of real estate assets.28th May 2022 02:57
The Fed’s favorite inflation measure rose 4.9% in April in a sign that price increases could be slowing
The Fed's preferred inflation gauge rose 4.9% in April from a year ago, a still-elevated level that nonetheless indicated that price pressures could be easing.28th May 2022 02:53
During a press conference Friday afternoon, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he was "misled" when initially briefed about the police response to the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.28th May 2022 02:46
President Biden's chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Major Garrett virtually for this week's episode of "The Takeout" to discuss Major's recent COVID-19 diagnosis, how the vaccine can help against new variants, and why people who are fully vaccinated are still getting COVID.28th May 2022 02:43
Nearly 20 officers were in a hallway for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront the gunman, authorities said.28th May 2022 02:33
On Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time, musicians nationwide will take part in the third annual performance of Taps. CBS News originally started Taps Across America to shift focus back to the real purpose of Memorial Day -- to honor. By the thousands, musicians have answered the call. Steve Hartman shares more in "On the Road."28th May 2022 02:28
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter via his lawyer to the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, outlining why he will not comply with his subpoena as it stands and delivering a list of demands in order to move forward.28th May 2022 02:21
The head of the Texas Department of Public Safety said it was "the wrong decision" by the onsite commander to not immediately enter a classroom and confront the gunman because he mistakenly believed children were no longer at risk. Inside the room, a desperate child repeatedly called 911 for help. Lilia Luciano has the latest.28th May 2022 01:46
With domestic airfares averaging over $400 a round trip, "Europe is the best travel bargain out there," says one expert.28th May 2022 01:34
The 90 minutes between when the gunman first arrived at the scene and when he was killed are under intense scrutiny.28th May 2022 01:30
Health officials are responding to at least 13 monkeypox cases identified in eight different states.28th May 2022 01:28
"This week is not the appropriate time to be promoting our products," an executive said in an email.28th May 2022 01:26
Texas governor backs out of in-person appearance as protesters descend on gun-rights group’s event
The National Rifle Association held its annual convention in Houston on Friday, three days after 19 children and two adults were shot dead at a school in Uvalde, as protesters gathered outside and high-profile speakers, including the governor of Texas, withdrew their attendance.
The event took place under a cloud of controversy and put in stark relief America’s deep divisions on gun control. As demonstrations swelled in Houston, attendees inside the convention – including Donald Trump – continued to deny that guns were the problem and put the emphasis on school safety and mental health.Continue reading... 28th May 2022 01:25
A top law enforcement official provided the most detailed description yet of what happened during the deadly Texas school shooting.28th May 2022 01:22
Nearly 40 million Americans will travel over Memorial Day weekend, AAA estimates. While inflation and gas prices aren't keeping them home, severe weather could delay travel plans. Errol Barnett has more.28th May 2022 01:16
Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and damaging winds are possible in the Northeast over Memorial Day weekend. Weather Channel meteorologist Chris Warren has the forecast.28th May 2022 01:16
Everyone who was in the home has been accounted for, police said Friday afternoon.28th May 2022 01:14
The Georgia secretary of state has been summoned to appear before a special grand jury Thursday.28th May 2022 01:08
Apple union push faces setback as Atlanta organizers withdraw vote bid, citing alleged intimidation, rising Covid cases
The vote was previously scheduled for next week. If successful, it would have been the first unionized Apple store in the U.S.28th May 2022 01:03
Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at the NRA's annual meeting in Houston, just days after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults in a Texas school.28th May 2022 00:55
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News," hosted by Margaret Brennan.28th May 2022 00:54
Sandals Resort has said it will install carbon monoxide monitors in all its rooms, following the incident.28th May 2022 00:52
LeBron James surprised students at his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, at the end of the school year – and their reactions were priceless.28th May 2022 00:09
Closing arguments ask jurors to consider what their verdict in defamation case will mean for domestic abuse victims
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial headed toward its conclusion on Friday as the dueling parties offered closing arguments after a seven-week trial that has gripped public attention and become something of a litmus test for the state of gender relations.
Seven of 11 impaneled jurors selected for the trial when it started in April spent a couple of hours beginning to deliberate a verdict after the conclusion of those closing arguments, but they won’t return a verdict for a few days at least. They were sent home Friday afternoon until Tuesday in advance of Monday’s Memorial Day holiday.Continue reading... 28th May 2022 00:02
The CBS News Battleground Tracker explains what's on voters' minds and provides detailed snapshots of the presidential race in each state.27th May 2022 23:59
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The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial headed toward its conclusion on Friday as the duelling parties offered closing arguments after a seven-week trial that has gripped public attention and become something of a litmus test for the state of gender relations. Each side was given 61 hours over the 47-day televised trial to present their case, with dozens of witnesses and experts weighing in on Depp and Heard’s tempestuous 15-month marriageContinue reading... 27th May 2022 23:51
Two fraternity members were acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide but convicted of several hazing-related counts.27th May 2022 23:38
If signs prevent one suicide, homicide or unintentional death of a child, they're worth it, says county legislator.27th May 2022 23:32
The suspect had purchased 1,657 total rounds of ammunition – 315 rounds were found inside the school, law enforcement officials said.27th May 2022 23:30
A timeline suggests about 78 minutes passed from when the gunman entered the building to when officers breached the classroom
The head of the Texas department of public safety admitted on Friday afternoon that “of course it was the wrong decision” for armed police to wait for an extended period outside the classroom where the gunman in Tuesday’s school shooting was killing children and teachers, without storming in.
Police’s updated timeline suggests that roughly 78 minutes passed from the time that the gunman entered the building to when officers finally entered the classroom where he was located. Meanwhile, students trapped inside a classroom with the gunman repeatedly called 911, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now” as officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes.
Sam Levin contributed reportingContinue reading... 27th May 2022 23:29
- Lyon 30-12 Toulon
- Lyon dominate to secure club’s first European trophy
Toulon had been hoping to replicate the old glory days of Jonny Wilkinson and co but it was Lyon who emerged with the Challenge Cup spoils on a warm night in the south of France. This is the first European title ever claimed by the up-and-coming Top 14 side and, with their confidence now boosted, it is unlikely to be the last.
They might have won by an even wider margin, having been denied at least three more potential first-half tries, but were still good enough to turn a slender 10-7 half-time advantage into a 20-point cushion by the start of the final quarter. Lyon’s coach Pierre Mignoni, ironically, is returning to Toulon this summer and will hope this outcome has a suitably galvanising effect on the losers.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 23:22
The jury in the trial of Michael Sussmann, the Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer charged by special counsel John Durham as part of his inquiry into the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia probe, began deliberations Friday afternoon.27th May 2022 23:20
"If you were not vaccinated and double-boosted, then you would have had a much more severe outcome than you have right now," he told me.27th May 2022 23:15
The school shooting in Uvalde, mortar explosions in Lysychansk, protests in the Philippines, the Australian election and Boris Johnson reacting to the Sue Gray report: the most striking images from around the world this weekContinue reading... 27th May 2022 23:09
IRGC forces swoop on ships in what appeared to be a reprisal for Greece’s role in earlier seizure of Iranian oil tanker
Iran has seized two Greek tankers in helicopter-launched attacks in the Gulf amid a dramatic rise in tension and violent incidents in the region.
Forces from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) descended on the tankers – one of which was named as the Prudent Warrior – in helicopters in what appeared to be a reprisal for the Greek government’s role in assisting the US seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in the Mediterranean in a sanctions-enforcement action earlier in the week.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 22:58
Five local schools were placed under lockdown after several 911 calls about a man walking with a rifle in Canadian city
Investigators have recovered a pellet gun from the scene where Toronto police shot and killed a man suspected of carrying a rifle, an incident that prompted five nearby schools to be placed under precautionary lockdowns.
Police went to the Scarborough neighbourhood on Thursday after receiving several 911 calls about a man walking with a rifle and located him shortly after, Ontario province’s special investigations unit (SIU) said in a statement on Friday. The man, 27, was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 22:46
Investors cheered by economic data showing that inflation slowed in April for the first time since November 2020.27th May 2022 22:38
Cuando ocurren tiroteos u otras tragedias, ¿cómo podemos hablar con los niños sobre lo que ha pasado? Tenemos consejos de expertos sobre cómo apoyar emocionalmente a los pequeñitos.27th May 2022 22:38
The Republican minority leader sent an 11-page letter appearing to demand materials from the committee related to his questioning
Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House, indicated on Friday to the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack that he would not cooperate with a subpoena unless he could review deposition topics and the legal rationale justifying the request.
The California congressman’s response adopts an adversarial position similar to other subpoenaed Republican Congress members, and it sets a conundrum for the panel over whether to entertain the requests that also challenge the January 6 inquiry’s legitimacy.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 22:32
Although U.S. inflation remains painfully high, two closely watched barometers suggest prices are moderating.27th May 2022 22:26
U.S. Treasury yields fell Friday morning, as fears over the Federal Reserve's plans to aggressively hike interest rates appeared to ease.27th May 2022 22:17
"It'd be great if you had some help — but I can assure you those kids need help more than you need help," says Steve Ijames, who trains police agencies on active-shooter situations.27th May 2022 22:09
Colombia's presidential election is Sunday, and for the first time, a leftist candidate is favored to come out ahead. Business elites are nervous.27th May 2022 22:07
Depp is suing Heard for libel over a 2018 op-ed she wrote describing herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse."27th May 2022 22:04
France forward has saved his club in every knockout round and could claim his fifth Champions League title in Paris
A grin spreads across Rodrygo’s face. Standing by the training pitch at Valdebebas, he is discussing his Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema, the four-times European Cup winner 13 years his senior who “always talks to me before games” and “helps us a lot, on and off the pitch”, someone “I always try to listen to”, when he is asked: So what’s the best advice he has ever given you? The answer is immediate. “To play the ball to him,” Rodrygo replies. There is laughter, but it is sound advice. “Every time I give him the ball, it works out,” he says.
In the 96th minute of the semi-final against Manchester City, Rodrygo played the ball for Benzema, delivering the cross from which Real Madrid got the penalty that could put them in the Champions League final and secure another absurd comeback. The Brazilian had scored two in a minute to take them to extra time and Benzema offered him the penalty to complete his hat-trick. “No, you have to take it, Karim,” Rodrygo replied. “Well, of course: after the season he’s been having …” he said afterwards.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 22:00
Country’s longest-running soap opera marks 30 years on air this week. Here we celebrate some of its most infamous scenes
It’s the scene that tackled the issue of sexting and made waves all the way to Jimmy Kimmel in the US, who spoofed it on his talk show, with Alec Baldwin parodying Dr Chris Warner. Warner confronts his son Harry, whose phone is synced to the family tablet. A red-faced, puffed-up Warner barks incredulously, “Please tell me that is not your penis!” just as the cliffhanger drumbeat from the closing credits dramatically kicks in.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 22:00
Liverpool’s right-back on the pain that drives him, parallels with Michael Jordan and the lessons of losing a final to Real Madrid
‘Wow!” Trent Alexander-Arnold exclaims before, slowly, he repeats the question out loud. “When was the last time I was genuinely nervous?” His eyes open wide as if this simple query might be one of the most probing he has heard in a long time. Alexander-Arnold falls silent as he dredges through a memory which is pin-prick sharp when recalling intricate details from Liverpool games or describing his past emotions.
We have talked for 40 minutes, with Alexander-Arnold offering riveting company, and he has spoken incisively about much more complex subjects. He has discussed the mentality of Michael Jordan and the same “ache” he feels in his desire to improve and keep winning. We have considered the lessons of defeat and the way in which Alexander-Arnold believes that, on the pitch, “I can see things others can’t see”.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 22:00
Big axes and even bigger saws will be the focus of attention this weekend in Vienna when Australia’s finest timbersports athletes contest the World Trophy
Brad De Losa does not travel light. When he checked in for his flight to Austria to last week, his luggage included six axes and two saws. It sounds like an airport security nightmare, and maybe it is. But De Losa has a sound explanation – he is an athlete and this is his equipment. “It takes a bit of organisation,” he says, “to get it all packed up so it travels safely.”
He’s a lumberjack, and he’s OK. More than, actually. The Australian is a Stihl Timbersports world champion, and a three-time World Trophy winner. This weekend, at Vienna’s Rathausplatz, he is attempting a fourth.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 22:00
Their prediction stemmed from the eradication of smallpox. Here's what they said more than three decades ago — and how it foreshadowed events of 2022.27th May 2022 21:54
More than 800 crewmembers of the USS Indianapolis were killed, many by sharks. Just 316 survived.27th May 2022 21:37
Lilia Luciano speaks with the heartbroken families of Tuesday’s Texas school shooting where a gunman killed two adults and 19 children—including 10-year-old Jose Flores.27th May 2022 21:29
Moscow gaining the ‘upper hand’ in Donbas … the horrors endured by Mariupol’s survivors … Russia’s use of cluster bombs and unguided missiles
Every week we wrap up the must-reads from our coverage of the Ukraine war, from news and features to analysis, visual guides and opinion.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 21:00
Pacific countries in the centre of a geopolitical tug-of-war between China and the US and its allies face a big decision this week
It was the week that everything changed. For years, security analysts and politicians have warned of the rise of China in the Pacific. Officials representing Beijing have been working slowly and, for the most part, quietly in the small island nations that dot the vast Pacific Ocean – cementing allies, funding infrastructure projects, conducting concerted person-to-person diplomacy.
But this week Beijing upped the tempo.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 21:00
Researchers estimate the city, which features the Mayan Puuc style of architecture, to have been occupied from AD600 to 900
Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city filled with palaces, pyramids and plazas on a construction site of what will become an industrial park near Mérida, on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula.
The site, called Xiol, has features of the Mayan Puuc style of architecture, archaeologists said, which is common in the southern Yucatán peninsula but rare near Mérida.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 20:59
New York's Excelsior Scholarship program covers four years of tuition and yet many students who could qualify don't apply.27th May 2022 20:56
"This horrific and senseless nightmare that I just can't seem to wake up from has absolutely crushed and debilitated my life and heart," Maite's mom said. "...[She was] my very best friend."27th May 2022 20:50
Amid a nationwide shortage, the state's top prosecutor said she is going after retailers who overcharge for essential nutrition.27th May 2022 20:39
19 children and two teachers are dead and several more injured after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school.27th May 2022 20:39
The ship's crew "are refusing to sail" with U.S. authorities, according to a court document.27th May 2022 20:34
Mortgage applications are down and home sales have slumped as rising mortgage rates scare away some potential buyers.27th May 2022 20:20
The ex-president had sued attorney general Letitia James to block the three-year investigation, which is proceeding
Donald Trump, the former US president, on Friday lost a bid to stop the inquiry by the New York state attorney general, Letitia James, into his business practices, allowing the three-year investigation to move forward.
Trump sued James in federal court in upstate Albany, arguing the civil investigation into whether the Trump Organization misled banks and tax authorities about the valuations of its assets should be halted because he felt James, a Democrat, was using the case to further her political career.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 20:16
A federal judge's dismissal of former President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James allows her civil investigation into his business practices to continue.27th May 2022 20:12
- Rafael Nadal beats Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
- Cameron Norrie out after losing to Karen Khachanov
Rafael Nadal continued to build momentum at the French Open as he moved into the fourth round by easing past Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. In the process, Nadal set up a notable encounter against Félix Auger-Aliassime, the ninth seed, who coolly navigated three tight sets to beat Filip Krajinovic 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2), 7-5.
Since last April, as he has risen up the rankings to become a top 10 player, Auger-Aliassime has been working closely with Nadal’s uncle, Toni, who was the Spaniard’s primary coach from his childhood until 2017, and played a defining role in so much of his success. Toni Nadal remains the director of the Rafa Nadal Academy, meaning he is essentially employed by both players.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 20:09
In response to a letter from Sen. Jon Ossoff, Homeland Security said it plans to begin the process to create new rules to increase protections for farmworkers.27th May 2022 20:01
A son reflects on the struggles he faced with his brother and wayward mother after they moved to France from Africa, in a meditative coming-of-age story
Here is a film about a very complicated and painful kind of coming of age, or maybe a meditation on “coming of age” as something that never actually happens; it also examines the illusory dividing line between childhood and adulthood, innocence and experience, present and past.
A son remembers his single mother: her wayward passions, her boyfriends, her yearning unhappiness – which he can see now but couldn’t then. He and his brother experienced the toughest of upbringings with her, as immigrants from Ivory Coast in 1990s France (two other brothers were mysteriously left behind). It is a narrative that is to end with mother and son meeting as adults, although these two people will perhaps never be able to see each other as such; never be able to decide if this a grownup moment for forgiveness or accusation, or if the burden of silence imposed by love has finally lifted.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 19:56
When LeBron James walked into the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, the kids went wild.27th May 2022 19:55
An attorney for former President Trump vowed to appeal the decision.27th May 2022 19:52
Report by 30 internationally recognised scholars finds ‘reasonable grounds to conclude’ Moscow in breach of Geneva Convention
Russia is guilty of inciting genocide and having the intent to commit genocide in Ukraine, legally obliging other countries to stop it, according to a new report by more than 30 internationally recognised legal scholars and experts.
The report, compiled by two thinktanks, the New Lines Institute in Washington and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights in Montreal, found that there were “reasonable grounds to conclude” that Russia is already in breach of two articles of the 1948 Genocide Convention, by publicly inciting genocide, and by the forcible transfer of Ukrainian children to Russia, which the report notes is itself a genocidal act under article II of the convention.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 19:45
Elon Musk, the world's richest man, said on Twitter Thursday that billionaires aren't the bad guys.27th May 2022 19:38
Ultra-high-end real estate in Boca Raton, Florida, is on a stratospheric rise, breaking record sale prices every year for five consecutive years.27th May 2022 19:27
Mail-in ballots that arrived on time but in envelopes missing dates handwritten by voters have been a flashpoint in recent elections in the key swing state, including a close Republican primary race.27th May 2022 19:26
Durban, co-CEO and managing director of private equity firm Silver Lake, was on the board when it approved Twitter's sale to Elon Musk last month.27th May 2022 19:23
Signs that inflation is at least starting to abate from a 40-year high could be a positive for stocks, according to Goldman Sachs.27th May 2022 19:17
Abbott says the information that he provided at a press conference two days ago was a recitation of what law enforcement had told him in a room beforehand.27th May 2022 19:11
UK experts urge confirmed cases to avoid handling household pets as precautionary measure
People with monkeypox have been told to avoid contact with their pets for three weeks amid concerns the animals could become infected and pass the virus on to other people.
Monkeypox is caused by a viral infection and can be found in animals including rodents and monkeys, as well as in humans. It is typically found in central and western Africa, however in recent weeks there has been a surge in human cases in countries where the disease is not endemic, including the UK.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 19:10
A recent monkeypox outbreak across the U.S., Europe, Australia and the Middle East has baffled health experts and is raising concerns of a wider outbreak.27th May 2022 19:05
Corporate America has said very little following this week's Texas school shooting that left 21 people dead. Yale professor Jeff Sonnenfeld is calling out their silence.27th May 2022 19:05
Decision setting parole eligibility at 25 years could give hope to at least 18 mass killers serving multiple life sentences
Canada’s supreme court has ruled that life sentences without the chance of parole are both “cruel” and unconstitutional, in a landmark decision that could give more than dozen mass killers who committed “inherently despicable acts” the faint hope of release in the future.
The court unanimously determined on Friday that sentencing killers to lengthy prison terms with little hope of freedom risked bringing the “administration of justice into disrepute”.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 18:53
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff on Saturday will attend the memorial service of Ruth Whitfield, one of the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, the White House said.27th May 2022 18:51
Dr. Celine Gounder, epidemiologist and editor-at-large for public health at Kaiser Health News, joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss the public health approach to gun violence. She discusses ways that we can help reduce mass shootings and help keep people safe.27th May 2022 18:46
The 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun" received significant support from the U.S. military and inspired countless young men and women to sign up for service. CBS News correspondent Catherine Herridge shows how the impact of the original film, and its sequel, "Top Gun: Maverick," may help send a new generation into the sky.27th May 2022 18:46
The top 10 retailers have raked in $99 billion of profit last year, according to one corporate accountability group.27th May 2022 18:45
In our "Uplift at Eight," CBS News correspondent Jamie Wax shows us one father's sweet trick to stop his two-year-old's tantrum. Instead of grabbing a box of tissues, he pulled out a can of whipped cream.27th May 2022 18:44
Keyboard player and business brain of Depeche Mode who pushed the electronic band to long-lasting success
Bands could not function without a member designated the quiet standard bearer, and in Depeche Mode that was Andy Fletcher, who has died suddenly aged 60. Constitutionally modest, he was lucky inasmuch as the group had two members – singer Dave Gahan and guitarist Martin Gore – who were comfortable with being Depeche Mode’s public face. That allowed Fletcher, universally known as Fletch, to get on with being their backbone.
He was crucial to their makeup, pushing the band to achieve, chivvying them to get into the studio or on the road. Without his tenacity, exercised over 42 years, Depeche Mode would have splintered long before they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 18:43
Actor whose charred handsomeness and mercurial qualities led to magnetic performances in Goodfellas and Something Wild
“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Those words, delivered with lingering fascination by the actor Ray Liotta, who has died unexpectedly aged 67, ushered audiences into Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990), one of the most dynamic pictures made about the criminal life and its enticements.
Liotta, playing the real mobster-turned-informant Henry Hill, has just been seen taking part in the fatal knifing of a mob rival when the camera zooms on to his face, bathed in the infernal red glow of a car’s brake-lights. Seductive and terrifying, he exudes a charred handsomeness and a chilling self-belief. Though Goodfellas was only his fourth major screen role, Liotta was seen (and heard, in a matter-of-fact voiceover) for much of the movie’s two-and-a-half-hour running time.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 18:39
"You said your hair would be gray next time," Jacob Philadelphia told the former president in a video call. "And I was not lying," responded Obama.27th May 2022 18:33
René Hadjadj, 89, died after being pushed out of the window of his 17th-floor apartment in Lyon
An 89-year-old French man who was pushed out of his 17th-storey window by a neighbour may have been killed because he was Jewish, a prosecutor has said, after several antisemitic murders in France over recent years.
The body of René Hadjadj was found at the foot of his building in Lyon, south-east France, on 17 May and his 51-year-old neighbour was arrested. Investigators did not initially charge him with a racist crime.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 18:32
Senior Conservatives fear that, whether the PM stays or goes, the opinion poll deficit is not now recoverable
It’s supposed to be make-up-your-mind time for Conservative MPs. But having waited six months for Sue Gray’s report into law-breaking parties across Westminster, many are still grappling with whether to clear Boris Johnson’s path to the next general election – or oust the man who won them an 80-seat majority.
What is already clear is that boastful proclamations from Johnson’s supporters this week claiming the prime minister’s position was safe have proved premature. The drip of no confidence letters has continued, while dozens have kept their silence as they consider following suit next week.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 18:27
Rep. Madison Cawthorn discloses 2021 'Let's Go Brandon' cryptocurrency purchase days after ethics probe announced
Cawthorn bought up to $250,000 worth of "Let's Go Brandon" cryptocurrency a week before suggesting its price would "go to the moon."27th May 2022 18:27
America, how long will you sacrifice your children on the altar of gun worship? | Jonathan Freedland
This devotion to the right to bear arms is horrifyingly outdated. It brought terror to Texas – and it will happen again and again
America’s great appeal to the world was its promise of possibility. It presented itself as virgin territory, a tabula rasa where a society could form anew, free of the past, and where individuals might do the same, reinventing themselves, renewing themselves, starting over. It was a myth, of course: it took no account of those people who were already there, and whose lives and lands were taken, or of those who had been brought to America in shackles. But it was a powerful myth all the same, one whose grip on the global imagination lives on: witness the success of the stage show Hamilton in seducing yet another generation into the romance of a new world and its revolutionary creation.
But now we see something else: a country uniquely burdened with the dead weight of its past, and therefore powerless either to deal with a danger in its present or to make a better future. The land of possibility stands paralysed, apparently unable to make even the smallest change that might save the lives of its young.
Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnistContinue reading... 27th May 2022 18:27
- Koen Bouwman collects second stage of this year’s race
- Ecuadorian leads home GC rivals Hindley and Landa
Richard Carapaz held on to the pink jersey as Koen Bouwman won stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia, a mountainous 178km ride from Marano Lagunare to Santuario di Castelmonte, in bizarre fashion on Friday.
Carapaz held a three-second lead over Jai Hindley in the general classification going into Friday’s stage, and was joined by three Ineos Grenadiers teammates in a packed peloton right up until the final few kilometres.Continue reading... 27th May 2022 18:17