May 30,2022

More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  'There's too much violence': President Biden to meet with grieving families in Uvalde: Updates.  Sievierodonetsk bombing so intense, casualties cannot be assessed, officials say.  Amber Heard Returns to Witness Stand, Cries Over "Torture" of Online Threats.  Pham Slapped Pederson Over Fantasy Football League Dispute, per Report.  Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend.  'Bullets were literally flying everywhere': Witness describe Oklahoma shooting that left 1 dead, 7 injured.  AP News Summary at 9:14 a.m. EDT.  Russia Tightens Grip on Key Cities as Battle for Donbas Rages.  Jayson Tatum, Celtics hold off Heat in Game 7, win East title.  Justice Dept. to review response to Texas school shooting.  More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  Why Lakers chose Darvin Ham as head coach: 'He can garner respect from his players'.  Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem.  Tropical Storm Agatha on track to make landfall as a hurricane Monday.  U.S. House Speaker Pelosi's husband arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.  31 people killed in stampede at church charity event in Nigeria, police say.  Biden visits memorial to victims of Texas school shooting.  Here's Your Horoscope For Memorial Day Weekend.  Former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson wins Indianapolis 500 after race stoppage.  Colombia race for president heads to runoff: leftist versus populist.  Giants' Gabe Kapler Takes a Stand After Uvalde Mass Shooting: 'I Don't Plan on Coming Out for the Anthem'.  
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'There's too much violence': President Biden to meet with grieving families in Uvalde: Updates
President Joe Biden on Sunday will bring his personal words of comfort and the condolences of the nation to the grieving families in Uvalde, Texas, amid ongoing questions about the police response to the horrific elementary school shooting. He and first lady Jill Biden also will visit a memorial site at Robb Elementary School, attend Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and meet with first responders. The massacre was the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. "Let's be clear: Evil came to that elementary school classroom in Texas, to that grocery store in New York, to far too many places where innocents have died." NRA convention sparks protestsWhile Biden is in Texas, the National Rifle Association continues its annual convention in Houston.
Sievierodonetsk bombing so intense, casualties cannot be assessed, officials say
Officials in eastern Ukraine say Russian shelling of Sievierodonetsk has been so intense that it has not been possible to assess casualties and damage, as Moscow closes in on the largest city still held by Ukraine in the Donbas. Witnesses said the city was being bombed “200 times an hour” as Russian forces try to cut off reinforcement lines and surround its remaining defenders. He added that Russian shelling has destroyed all of the city’s critical infrastructure and more than two-thirds of its housing stock. Regional officials reported that Russian forces were “storming” Sievierodonetsk and that fighting was taking place street by street, knocking out power and mobile phone services. Zelenskiy’s office posted a video on Telegram of him wearing a bulletproof vest and being shown destroyed buildings in Kharkiv and its surroundings, from where Russian forces have retreated in recent weeks.
Amber Heard Returns to Witness Stand, Cries Over "Torture" of Online Threats
Amber Heard returned to the witness stand on Thursday, testifying once again as part of Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit against her. "I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every single day," Heard continued on Thursday. "Johnny threatened -- promised me -- that if I ever left him, he'd make me think of him every single day that I lived." Heard admitted on the stand that she hasn't been a "saint," but that she only ever retalliating against Depp's aggression. Grilled via cross-examination by Depp's lawyer, Heard later said ""I haven't lied about anything I've been here to say."
Pham Slapped Pederson Over Fantasy Football League Dispute, per Report
Reds outfielder Tommy Pham reportedly slapped Giants outfielder Joc Pederson in a pregame altercation stemming from a disagreement the two had in a fantasy football league, according to The Athletic. Major League Baseball is investigating the incident, per The Athletic, and Pham agreed not to play pending the results of the league investigation. When asked about the incident in pregame press availability, Giants manager Gabe Kapler didn’t have much to offer regarding the incident. “We’re investigating it and learning as much as we can about the incident,” Kapler said. Entering Friday night, Pham is hitting .233 with five homers and 17 RBIs with the Reds, while Pederson is hitting .260 with 11 homers and 24 RBIs for the Giants.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
NEW YORK — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,500 flights were canceled as of 9:50 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, where Delta is based and has its largest hub, experienced heavy travel delays. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend.
'Bullets were literally flying everywhere': Witness describe Oklahoma shooting that left 1 dead, 7 injured
Hill said she and the owner of the Kountry Queens food truck, Tiffany Walton, dove to the floor inside the food truck, trying to hide from flying bullets. “We're thinking we’re safe and the bullets are like going through the bottom of the food truck,” Hill said. Neicy Bates and her husband, Triirmain Bates, were operating the Fat Fries food truck when the shots were fired. “I ran out (of the food truck) because I have kids and they were out here. “She’s devastated.”Walton said Saturday night was her first night in business with her food truck.
AP News Summary at 9:14 a.m. EDT
Russian troops storm city amid eastern Ukraine bombardmentsPOKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Local officials say Russian and Ukrainian troops are engaging in close-quarter combat in an eastern Ukraine city. They reported that Russian forces were “storming” the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk on Sunday and that the fighting has knocked out power and cellphone service and terrorized civilians. Fighting has raged around the cities of Lysychansk and neighboring Sievierodonetsk, the last major cities under Ukrainian control in the Luhansk region. The path it took to get there serves either as a blueprint or a cautionary tale for Western water planners. The jubilee is also part of the effort to prepare the public for the day when Prince Charles takes the throne.
Russia Tightens Grip on Key Cities as Battle for Donbas Rages
The situation in Lysychansk had become "significantly worse," the regional governor of the Lugansk region, Sergiy Gaiday, said on the messaging service, Telegram. The battle for control of the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas raged on Sunday as Russian forces tightened their grip around the key cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. Putin 'ready' to export grainIn their call with Putin, Scholz and Macron pointed to a looming global food security crisis. But on Saturday, he told Macron and Scholz that Russia was "ready" to look for ways to allow more wheat onto the global market. Putin warned Macron and Scholz that ramping up arms supplies to Ukraine would be "dangerous" and risk "further destabilization."
Jayson Tatum, Celtics hold off Heat in Game 7, win East title
May 29, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket against Miami Heat guard Max Strus (31) and forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the second half of game seven of the 2022 eastern conference finals at FTX Arena. Brown scored 15 and Tatum added 13 as the Celtics held a 55-49 halftime lead. After the Heat awoke with eight straight points, the Celtics finished the quarter with eight of their own to take a 32-17 lead into the second quarter. Brown's basket to start the second gave Boston a 17-point lead, and the advantage was 53-38 after Tatum connected on a 3-pointer with 2:36 left. The Celtics pushed the lead to 72-58 on Smart's 3-pointer with 6:46 left in the third quarter.
Justice Dept. to review response to Texas school shooting
Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it will review the law enforcement response to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead. The review comes amid mounting pressure and questions about the shifting and at times contradictory information about what happened in the shooting last Tuesday at Robb Elementary School and how police responded. Such a review is somewhat rare and most after-action reports that come after a mass shooting are generally compiled by local law enforcement agencies or outside groups.
Why Lakers chose Darvin Ham as head coach: 'He can garner respect from his players'
Darvin Ham carved out a nearly decade-long career due to being respected and loved in the locker room. Ham spent the last few years with the Milwaukee Bucks as a top assistant under Mike Budenholzer, developing a reputation for being a player’s coach — a term several executives used to describe him. I like it.”Darvin Ham reportedly will be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Story continuesPerhaps hiring Ham will quiet some level of the noise, but the drama has been consistent with the Lakers franchise for nearly a decade. It’s important to note the Lakers made a play for University of Michigan coach Juwan Howard, a former longtime NBA player, one-time teammate of LeBron James and assistant coach.
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
Tensions high in occupied East Jerusalem where thousands of ultra-nationalist Jewish groups march chanting ‘death to Arabs’. Thousands of far-right Israelis have stormed Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the Old City. Israeli ultra-nationalist groups have chanted racist slogans such as “death to Arabs”, as they marched through the streets of the Old City. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. “One large group chanted ‘Death to Arabs’, and ‘Let your village burn down’ before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said.
Tropical Storm Agatha on track to make landfall as a hurricane Monday
Tropical Storm Agatha on track to make landfall as a hurricane MondayTropical Storm Agatha is quickly gaining strength as it closes in on Mexico’s southern coast. Forecasters expect the storm to grow into a category two hurricane before making landfall early next week. Agatha TrackThe latest forecast calls for Agatha to make landfall along the Oaxaca coast early Monday afternoon, though winds and rain will far precede the centre of the storm officially making landfall. This pattern tends to suppress hurricane activity in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as cooler waters and increased wind shear are unfavourable for tropical development. The hurricane season for the eastern Pacific Ocean began on May 15, and runs until November 30.
U.S. House Speaker Pelosi's husband arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive for the formal Artist's Dinner honoring the recipients of the 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., U.S., December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File PhotoWASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving late Saturday in Napa County, California, police records show. Paul Pelosi, 82, was charged with two misdemeanors early Sunday morning and bail was set at $5,000, according to online records. Nancy and Paul Pelosi have been married since 1963. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Daniel WallisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
31 people killed in stampede at church charity event in Nigeria, police say
Chinedu AsaduThe Associated PressABUJA, Nigeria — A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that organizers said aimed to "offer hope" to the needy. The stampede at the program organized by the Kings Assembly pentecostal church in Rivers state involved many people who were seeking assistance, according to Grace Iringe-Koko, a police spokeswoman in the state. Many of the victims came to an annual “Shop for Free” charity program organized by the church. Such events are common in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, where more than 80 million people live in poverty, according to government statistics. The “Shop for Free” event was suspended while authorities investigated how the stampede occurred.
Biden visits memorial to victims of Texas school shooting
A mass shooting happens. We need to do something about it.”The Bidens’ visit comes amid mounting scrutiny of the police response to the shooting. We’ve done it before.”Hours after the shooting, Biden had delivered an impassioned plea for additional gun control legislation, asking: “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? As president, Biden has tried to chip away at gun violence through executive orders. He faces few new options now, but executive action might be the best the president can do, given Washington’s sharp divisions on gun control legislation.
Here's Your Horoscope For Memorial Day Weekend
Bustle's resident astrologer Mecca Woods, founder of My Life Created, shares every zodiac sign's daily horoscope for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022. The moon enters grounded Taurus early Friday morning, spending most of the weekend in this comfort-seeking sign. With Venus in Taurus, we’ll find that pleasure and comfort are of the utmost importance now. Margaret Flatley/BustleYou might not be at 100% right now, which means that this weekend is all about sticking to the basics. Margaret Flatley/BustleThis could be a good weekend to catch up.
Former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson wins Indianapolis 500 after race stoppage
Marcus Ericsson had to leave Formula One to make his name – a goal achieved on Sunday when the Swedish driver won the Indianapolis 500. Ericsson took control of the famous race late and had it under control for Chip Ganassi Racing until a crash by teammate Jimmie Johnson with four laps remaining brought out a rare red-flag stoppage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is the fifth Indy 500 victory for team owner Chip Ganassi, who caught a ride to the victory podium on the side of Ericsson’s car. Ericsson is the second Swede to win the Indy 500 in 106 runnings, joining 1999 winner Kenny Brack. Helio Castroneves, last year’s winner, finished seventh and one spot ahead of Meyer Shank Racing teammate Simon Pagenaud.
Colombia race for president heads to runoff: leftist versus populist
Colombians will make a choice for president between a leftist former rebel and a populist businessman in a June runoff contest after none of the six candidates in Sunday’s first round received 50% of the vote. Petro has promised to make significant adjustments to the economy, including tax reform, and to change how Colombia fights drug cartels and other armed groups. AdvertisementThis was the second presidential election held since the government in 2016 signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC for its initials in Spanish. Candidates also focused on increasing violence, which the Red Cross in 2021 concluded had reached its highest level in five years. Petro and his running mate, Francia Márquez, upped their security significantly after denouncing threats made against them.
Giants' Gabe Kapler Takes a Stand After Uvalde Mass Shooting: 'I Don't Plan on Coming Out for the Anthem'
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 08: Gabe Kapler #19 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during Game 1 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on Friday, October 8, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)Gabe Kapler is taking a stand. The San Francisco Giants manager, 46, told reporters during his team's game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday that he does not plan on participating in the United States' National Anthem on the field for the foreseeable future. "I don't plan on coming out for the anthem going forward until I feel better about the direction of our country," Kapler said, as seen in video footage shared by ESPN. "I don't expect it to move the needle necessarily, it's just something that I feel strongly enough about to take that step."
These Are the Names of the Uvalde School-Shooting Victims
Photos of children who died in the Uvalde elementary school shooting Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/ShutterstockAfter an 18-year-old gunman opened fire in a Texas elementary school Tuesday morning, at least 19 children and two teachers have died. The attack on Robb Elementary in Uvalde — the 27th school shooting of 2022 — is the deadliest shooting at a grade school since Sandy Hook in 2012. “So it’s that kind of connected community.”Below, everything we know about the victims whose family members have publicly identified them so far. Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, was a third-grader, her family told KHOU-11. She’d taught at Robb Elementary for 23 years and had four kids.
Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe
FILE - Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)FILE - Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers have become the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Arredondo could not be reached for comment Friday, and Uvalde officers were stationed outside his home, but they would not say why. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas:
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountainsA team of climbers prepare to leave for rescue operations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)A team of climbers prepare to leave for rescue operations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The wreckage of a plane missing since Sunday in Nepal’s mountains was located Monday, Nepal army official said. The turboprop Twin Otter aircraft lost contact with the airport tower close to landing in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops.
Fiji PM calls meeting with new Australia foreign minister 'wonderful'
SYDNEY, May 28 (Reuters) - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said on Saturday he had a “wonderful meeting” with Australia's Foreign Minister Penny Wong, who travelled to Fiji days after being sworn in to show the new government's attention to the Pacific Islands. loadingHe appeared to be taking a veiled swipe at Scott Morrison, the conservative prime minister ousted in an election last weekend, who once referred to the Pacific as Australia’s “backyard”. "In that spirit, I had a wonderful meeting with Foreign Minister @SenatorWong to strengthen our Vuvale Partnership with Australia", he said, using the Fijian word for "friendship". After defeating Morrison's coalition in an election that had climate change as a major theme, Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in on Monday as Australia's 31st prime minister, and Wong as foreign minister. Wang is expected to push for the deal in a meeting he will host on Monday in Fiji.
NRA Speakers Unshaken On Gun Rights After School Massacre
(AP Photo/Michael Wyke) Michael Wyke via APThe meeting was the first for the troubled organization since 2019, following a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once among the most powerful political organizations in the country, the NRA has seen its influence wane following a significant drop in political spending. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) Michael Wyke via APTrump accused Democrats of trying to exploit the tragedy and demonizing gun owners. Outside the convention hall, protesters gathered in a park where police set up metal barriers — some holding crosses with photos of the Uvalde shooting victims. Samuel Thornburg, 43, a maintenance worker for Southwest Airlines in Houston who was attending the NRA meeting, said: “Guns are not evil.
Piggott - The 'Long Fellow' who felt the long arm of the law
Lester Piggott with Queen Elizabeth II at the unveiling of a statue of the nine-time Derby winning jockey at Epsom in 2019Paris (AFP) – Lester Piggott who died on Sunday aged 86 is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever jockeys and certainly the greatest to be a guest at Her Majesty's Pleasure. In all the poker-faced Piggott -- whose taciturn nature in part stemmed from partial deafness - guided home 30 classic winners in his famously singular riding style. Will to win"Did you miss me," muttered Piggott, who'd finished down the field, as he strode past the distraught Sangster and O'Brien huddle. However, fortunately for the man and for his adoring public there was to be a quite sensational post-script in 1990. Lester Keith Piggott was born on November 5, 1935.
US 'troubled' as UN rights chief urges China to review counter-terrorism policies
(CNN) UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, whose rare visit to China was criticized by rights groups and Western countries, said she urged Beijing to review its counter-terrorism policies to ensure they comply with international human rights standards. Bachelet reiterated, however, that her six-day trip, which ended on Saturday and included a visit to the western region of Xinjiang, was not an investigation into China's human rights policies but an opportunity to engage with the government. Washington, meanwhile, said it "remains concerned" about Bachelet's trip -- which it believes China could use for propaganda purposes. Bachelet started her China trip, the first by a UN Human Rights High Commissioner in 17 years, on Monday in the southern city of Guangzhou before heading to Xinjiang. Her office said last year it believed Uyghurs in Xinjiang had been unlawfully detained, mistreated and forced to work.
Coco Gauff, now 18, returns to French Open quarterfinals
PARIS (AP) — Quite a trip to Paris in the springtime for 18-year-old American Coco Gauff: She celebrated graduating from high school — an achievement saluted via social media by former first lady Michelle Obama — and now is into the French Open quarterfinals for the second consecutive year. Learning as she goes, Gauff took control of a tight opening set against No. A 2021, she was the youngest French Open quarterfinalist in 15 years, but frittered away five set points in the opener of a loss to eventual champion Barbora Krejcikova. That stuck with her Sunday, when she was in a back-and-forth first set against Mertens that was 4-all before Gauff got going. ... What really meant a lot: It wasn’t about the tennis, it was about my education,” Gauff said.
Ted Cruz confronted by activist at restaurant after NRA speech, Texas school shooting
A viral clip shows an activist berate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over his gun views in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas school massacre. He says, “when 19 children died, that is on your hands …Ted Cruz that is on your hands.”The confrontation came hours after Ted Cruz delivered a speech at a National Rifle Association convention in Houston — and days after the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. Indivisible Houston via StoryfulHernandez initially approached the senator amicably enough and requested a photograph, which Cruz obliged, video shows. The latest from the Texas school shooting“I wasn’t going to let that f—ker walk into the restaurant where I was having dinner and not have him hear me. During his remarks at the NRA convention, Cruz blasted Democrats for pushing for stricter gun laws.
'Wordle' today: Answer, hints for May 24
If you're here, that must mean you need a little help with today's Wordle, puzzle #339 — or you just want to know today's word. If you haven't found today's answer yet, we're not spoiling it... yet. Here's the Wordle answer for May 23. What's the answer to Wordle #338 on May 23? Today’s answer is…ALBUM.
After Texas Shooting, Schools Around U.S. Boost Security
In the aftermath of the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, schools around the U.S. have brought in additional security staff and restricted visitors as they deal with a new rash of copycat threats. For some families and educators it all has added to uneasiness in the wake of the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the aftermath of the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, schools around the U.S. have brought in additional security staff and restricted visitors as they've dealt with a new rash of copycat threats. The El Paso Independent School District has already encountered some reported threats that turned out to be false. Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, May 25, 2022.
Justin Thomas at the Charles Schwab Challenge: Live Stream, TV Channel | May 26-29
May 21, 2022; Tulsa, OK, USA; Justin Thomas hits his tee shot on the 14th holeduring the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
NBA playoffs: Heat fend off elimination and force Game 7 with Celtics
Jimmy Butler had 47 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and the Miami Heat forced the Eastern Conference finals to a decisive seventh game by beating the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Friday night. With a victory at home Sunday, the Heat would advance to the NBA Finals for the second time in three years. Kyle Lowry answered with a three and then added two free throws as Miami scored 11 of the next 13 points. AdvertisementJayson Tatum had 30 points and nine rebounds and Derrick White came off the bench to score 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for Boston. Boston’s Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, missing two free throws with the score tied at 99 after Lowry fouled out.
Josh Duggar Prison Sentence: How Did His Family React? Who Showed Up to Support Him In Court?
As we reported earlier today, Josh Duggar has been sentenced 12 and a half years in federal prison. At one point, Josh's attorneys argued that there was no truth to the prosecution's claim that Josh knowingly distributed child sexual abuse materials (CSAM). “With respect to the distribution, the simple fact that a peer-to-peer file sharing was used that alone doesn’t meet the definition of distribution,” Josh’s attorney, Justin Gelfand, told the court. Anna and Michelle wrote to the judge on Josh's behalf and requested a lenient sentence for the sake of his family. We're sure that, like many others, Amy wishes that Josh would be locked up for even longer.
Real Madrid wins Champions League final marred by crowd chaos
Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe. It evoked memories of the violence that marred the European Championship final at Wembley Stadium 10 months ago. They lost out on the Premier League title by one point last weekend and the Champions League to a Madrid team that had one shot on target in the final. Marcelo is one of a slew of Madrid players to capture a fifth Champions League title, just one off the record held by Francisco Gento, a Madrid great from the 1950s and 1960s. For many, especially Liverpool fans, pre-match crowd problems overshadowed this final, though, and are sure to be the focus of an investigation by UEFA and authorities in the coming days.
Despite EU sanctions, Serbian president secures gas deal with Putin
Serbia is almost entirely dependent on Russian gas, and its main energy companies are under Russian majority ownership. "What I can tell you is that we have agreed on the main elements that are very favourable for Serbia," Vu?i? told reporters. It is not clear how Serbia would receive the Russian gas if the EU decides to shut off the Russian supply that travels over its member countries. Despite reports of the atrocities in Ukraine due to the invasion, Vu?i? and other Serbian leaders have been complaining of Western pressure to join sanctions against Russia. "The agreement reached by President Vu?i? with President Putin is proof of how much Serbia's decision not to participate in anti-Russian hysteria is respected," Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin said.
UN rights envoy defends controversial China visit
BEIJING: The UN rights envoy on Saturday (May 28) said her contentious visit to China was "not an investigation", and insisted she had unsupervised access during meetings in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses. Bachelet has come under fire from rights groups and Uyghurs overseas, who say she has stumbled into a six-day Communist Party propaganda tour, including a meeting with President Xi Jinping in which state media suggested she supported China's vision of human rights. Her office later clarified that her remarks did not contain a direct endorsement of China's rights record. "This visit was not an investigation," she told reporters, later insisting she had "unsupervised" access to sources the UN had arranged to meet in Xinjiang. It is the first trip to China by the UN's top rights envoy in 17 years and comes after painstaking negotiations over the conditions of her visit, which the UN says is neither a fact-finding mission nor a probe.
Princess Charlene Shares Glam Photo of Daughter Gabriella Ahead of Fashion Event: 'My Princess'
"I loved every moment preparing my Princess for her first official event," Monaco's Princess Charlene captioned the photoPrincess Charlene is having a special mother-daughter moment! On Tuesday, the Monaco royal shared a candid photo of her and daughter Princess Gabriella getting ready for a glamorous event together during Monte-Carlo Fashion Week. While Gabriella has attended many outings alongside her parents — Prince Albert and Princess Charlene — Monday's outing is the first time Gabriella has attended a Monte-Carlo Fashion Week event alongside her mother. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Gabriella and Hereditary Prince Jacques attend the ABB FIA Formula E Championship - Monaco E-Prix Round 6 on April 30, 2022 in Monaco, Monaco. Eric Mathon / Courtesy of Prince's Palace Princess Charlene, Prince Albert, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques | Credit: Eric Mathon / Courtesy Prince's Palace"Jacques and Gabriella are still at the age when there's an awful lot of discovery, right and left, on these kinds of trips," he added.
AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics
(AP Photo/Michael Wyke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn’t exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any tightening of gun laws. If they worked, Chicago wouldn’t be the murder hellhole that it has been for far too long.”THE FACTS: Chicago hasn’t had a ban on handguns for over a decade . And in 2014, a federal judge overturned the city’s ban on gun shops. The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimated there were nearly 20 million in circulation in 2020. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: AP Fact Checks at @APFactCheck on Twitter:
After Sergio Perez wins rainy Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari lodges protest
AdvertisementFerrari lodged a protest afterward, claiming that Perez and Verstappen failed to obey pit-lane exit rules after a pit stop, according to a statement from race stewards. “We believe there was a clear breach of the regulations by the two Red Bulls going on the yellow line exiting the pits,” Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto told Sky Sports. Perez’s teammate Verstappen won, with Perez second after being ordered to cede the lead when Leclerc dropped out of that race because of engine failure. AdvertisementLeclerc was left frustrated and furious, screaming when he was told to pit for a second tire change at the same time as Sainz, his Ferrari teammate, on Lap 22. Leclerc has two wins this season, Verstappen and Perez have combined for five, with Red Bull and Ferrari winning all seven races.
Texas School Shooting: There Is A Future For Gun Control
But there is no more important moment this century than on December 21, 2012, when the National Rifle Association doubled down after 26 people, most of them children, were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which remains the deadliest school shooting in the nation’s history. It catalyzed the gun lobby into action. The NRA even managed to cut off funding from the Centers for Disease Control to study gun violence. Michael Bloomberg, whose group Everytown for Gun Safety lobbies for stricter gun-safety measures, spent millions electing candidates who backed gun safety in 2018, after the Parkland school shooting, and kept on heavily spending in 2020. The gun lobby has also historically performed best at times when Democrats have been in power, making Clinton, Obama, and now Biden into convenient foils that animated their base.
Prince William leads Trooping the Colour rehearsal ahead of bank holiday weekend
The Duke of Cambridge has led a dress rehearsal in London today for the Trooping the Colour parade ahead of next week’s celebrations. The colour of the Irish Guards will be trooped at this year’s event and Prince William, as Colonel of the Regiment, led the full dress rehearsal at Horse Guards Parade on Saturday. William, on horseback, oversaw the 90-minute rehearsal for the annual military spectacle which will this year kick off the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations during the long bank holiday weekend. The bank holiday weekend will run from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June and will see four days of events, including Trooping the Colour, a party at the Palace, and a platinum jubilee pageant. On Saturday, William watched as more than 1,500 soldiers and 350 horses carried out complex battlefield drill manoeuvres.
FDA warns strawberries may be linked to outbreak of Hepatitis A
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers that strawberries sold at major US grocery stores, including Trader Joe's and Walmart, may be linked to an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Infections in North America are being linked to organic strawberries packaged by FeshKampo - a berries producer and distributor in California — and Texas-based grocery store H-E-B, purchased between March 5 and April 25. 'No illnesses from strawberries related to the FDA investigation have been reported at H-E-B or in Texas,' the grocery store chain said. 'The FDA is conducting an investigation into organic strawberries sold between March 5 and April 25, 2022. H-E-B has not received or sold organic strawberries from the supplier under investigation since April 16,' the company further said.
FBI records on search for fabled gold raise more questions
The FBI used the consultant’s work to obtain a warrant to seize the gold — if there was any to be found. Dennis and Kem Parada, who co-own the treasure-hunting outfit Finders Keepers, successfully sued the Justice Department for the records after being stonewalled by the FBI. A one-paragraph FBI report, dated March 13, 2019 — exactly one year after the dig — asserted agents found nothing at Dent’s Run. “Due to other priority work ... the FBI will close the captioned case.”ADVERTISEMENTAnne Weismann, a lawyer for Finders Keepers, cast doubt on the FBI report’s credibility. FBI agents are shown standing around the hole in photos that appear earlier in the series, but they are absent from nearly all of the later images at the dig site.
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh identified by medical examiner
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh identified by medical examinerPITTSBURGH — A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. During a press conference following the shooting, officials said the shooting was a targeted incident. The boy has been identified as DeAery Thomas. According to a release from Pittsburgh Police, the shooting happened at around 2:44 p.m.Police confirm someone shot and killed a 1-year-old in a drive-by shooting. “We just saw the mother get out of her Jeep crying, ‘they shot my baby, they shot my baby!’”There is no word on any potential suspect.
Sunday's golf: Burns playoff birdie to beat No. 1 Scheffler at Colonial
Fort Worth, Texas — Sam Burns made a 38-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole at Colonial, which came just more than two hours after he had finished his round, to beat top-ranked Scottie Scheffler on Sunday. And Scheffler needed three clutch putts for a 72 just to get into the playoff matching 25-year-old standouts and close friends. Burns’ seven-stroke comeback matched Nick Price in 1994 for the biggest in a final round to win Colonial. It was the third win this season for Burns, and his fourth overall in his last 27 starts. The Colonial win was worth $1,512,000, along with a plaid jacket and a custom-built Schwab Firebird Trans Am.
David Sandlin leads OU baseball past Kansas State to first Big 12 title game since 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas — David Sandlin’s best start as a Sooner came at just the right timeOU’s right-hander kept feisty Kansas State at bay over seven strong innings, leading the way to the Big 12 championship game. He showed it in Big 12 opener winBig 12 baseball tournament scheduleAt Arlington, Texas(*-if necessary)Wednesday, May 25Game 1: No. 4 Oklahoma State 0Game 2: No. 7 Kansas State 3Game 4: No. 6 West Virginia 4Thursday, May 26Game 5: Oklahoma State 11, Baylor 1 (7 innings)Game 6: Kansas State 8, West Virginia 5Game 7: Texas 5, TCU 3Game 8: OU 6, Texas Tech 3Friday, May 27Game 9: Oklahoma State 8, TCU 4Game 10: Kansas State 6, Texas Tech 5 (11 innings)Saturday, May 28Game 11: Texas vs. Oklahoma State, 9 a.m.Game 12: OU 4, Kansas State 3.
Two are killed and three are feared drowned after two motorboats collided on bend of Georgia river
Two people have died and three others are missing and feared drowned after two motorboats collided Saturday on a river in coastal Georgia at the start of the long holiday weekend, authorities said. The Coast Guard said that they were tipped off at about 10:42 a.m. by a good Samaritan. The Coast Guard says that one of the four injured is in good condition. The incident is the second involving a boat and serious injuries on the Wilmington River this month. The Coast Guard crew in the area say they have established a safety zone while emergency workers are conducting rescue and dive operations.
Iran says it has 'not arrested' crews of seized Greek tankers
Tehran said Saturday that the crew of two Greek oil tankers seized by Iran in the Gulf a day earlier have not been detained, contradicting comments from Greece's Foreign Ministry. Athens also notified all Greek ships in the Gulf and called on Greek citizens to avoid traveling to Iran. Greek media said the Lana had only been stopped because the ship sought refuge in April from a powerful storm in a bay on the Greek island of Euboea. Authorities then found that the tanker was carrying Iranian oil and the US authorities demanded that it remain confiscated, Greek media said. In addition, Iran last year seized and held a South Korean-flagged tanker for months amid a dispute over billions of dollars of frozen assets Seoul holds.
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Ukraine get missiles, howitzers as Zelenskiy expects good news on arms
Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERSMay 28 (Reuters) - Ukraine has started receiving Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark and self-propelled howitzers from the United States, arms that will bolster forces fighting Russia's invasion, Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Saturday. "The coastal defence of our country will not only be strengthened by Harpoon missiles – they will be used by trained Ukrainian teams," Reznikov wrote on his Facebook page. He said Harpoon shore-to-ship missiles would be operated alongside Ukrainian Neptune missiles to defend the coast, including the southern port of Odesa. Last month the Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, sank after what Ukraine said was an anti-ship missile attack. It has also used its Black Sea fleet to launch missile attacks.
Some in Beijing back to work, Shanghai inches closer to ending COVID lockdown
People wearing face masks line up outside a store of French luxury brand Celine, at a reopened shopping mall amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China May 29, 2022. China reports daily new cases in the hundreds compared with many Western nations which report tens of thousands of new COVID cases each day. Shanghai, Beijing and other cities in China have made significant progress in bringing daily caseloads lower, but uncertainty remains high, as the highly-transmissible Omicron variant is prone to making comebacks. Goldman Sachs economists said they could discuss China's zero COVID policy in only one out of more than 10 recent meetings with clients in Beijing, "potentially due to its political sensitivity". read moreShanghai reported fewer than 100 new COVID cases for May 29, while Beijing recorded 12.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
But scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.