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‘I’d vote for him again’: Bowers backs Trump despite denouncing ‘big lie’
Arizona Republican’s comments come after January 6 hearing testimony that the effects of Trump’s actions were ‘horrendous’ Rusty Bowers, the Arizona Republican House speaker who made national headlines describing his refusal to help Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election, has said he will vote for Trump again if he runs for president in 2024. “If he is the nominee, if he was up against [Joe] Bid
The January 6 hearings are damning. But Republicans don’t care | Robert Reich
The January 6 hearings are damning. But Republicans don’t care and Trump’s attempted coup continues unabated We tragically fool ourselves if we believe that the televised hearings of the January 6 committee will change the Republican party or end Trump’s attempted coup. The Republican party is becoming ever more divorced from reality, and Trump’s attempted coup continues unabated. Robert Reich, a
Portly python: heaviest-ever snake captured in Florida tips scales at 215lbs
Biologists used male ‘scout’ snakes to find the female Burmese which was nearly 18ft long and had 122 developing eggs A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. The discovery was part of the state’s python removal program. The female python weighed in at 215 pounds (98 kg), was nearly 18ft long (5 metres) and had 122 developing eg


Uvalde police chief placed on leave amid outrage over shooter inaction
Pete Arredondo is blamed for police waiting 77 mins before intervening as 19 children and two teachers were killed The police chief for the Texas elementary school where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers has been placed on administrative leave amid outrage that officers did not intervene sooner to stop the shooter. Under the command of Pete Arredondo, the police chief for the Uvalde sc
Nursing home owner who left 800 in fetid warehouse during hurricane jailed
Bob Dean allegedly did not leave enough food or medicines with residents, resulting in the death of five A Louisiana nursing home owner who sent more than 800 elderly residents to endure Hurricane Ida in a ramshackle warehouse was charged on Wednesday with neglect and other crimes. Bob Dean, 68, surrendered to the Louisiana attorney general’s office and was jailed on eight counts of cruelty to in
January 6 panel to focus on Trump’s relentless pressure on justice department
The ex-president pushed the department to more aggressively investigate debunked claims of fraud with threats Donald Trump pressured top justice department officials to falsely declare that the 2020 election was corrupt and launch investigations into discredited claims of fraud as part of an effort to return him to office, the House January 6 select committee will say on Thursday. The panel inves
Swimmer seriously injured by shark off central California coast
Man suffered ‘significant injuries’ in incident at Lovers Point Beach in Monterey Bay A swimmer was seriously injured in a shark attack on the central California coast on Wednesday, police said. The attack occurred midmorning at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, a community along the Monterey Bay coastline, about 85 miles (137km) south of San Francisco. Continue reading...
California man pleads not guilty to attempting to kill Brett Kavanaugh
Nicholas John Roske, 26, was arrested outside supreme court justice’s home in Maryland armed with a gun and knife A man who was arrested near Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland earlier this month pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to trying to kill the supreme court justice. Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, remained in custody after his arraignment on one count of attempting to a
Exposed Boehly can make Tuchel as powerful as Guardiola and Klopp | Jacob Steinberg
It’s all change at Chelsea after Granovskaia’s exit but the club’s new co-owner, chairman and sporting director has a big task As recently as a week ago Marina Granovskaia was telling figures inside football that she had not decided whether to continue working for Chelsea’s new owners. Granovskaia was as active as ever in discussions with agents about potential signings and, despite the director’
Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur sail into Eastbourne semis with new nickname
‘Onsrena’ duo beat Shuko Aoyama and Chan Hao-ching 6-2, 6-4 Nadal and Djokovic start grass seasons with easy wins The joyful return of Serena Williams in Eastbourne lasted for another day as she and Ons Jabeur reached the doubles semi-final by outclassing Shuko Aoyama and Chan Hao‑ching 6-2, 6-4. Having shaken off rust and nerves respectively, Williams and Jabeur got to work and played extremely
Tony Siragusa, Super Bowl champion and TV personality, dies at 55
Defensive tackle won Super Bowl with Baltimore Ravens Player went on to successful career in broadcasting Tony Siragusa, the NFL defensive tackle turned TV personality, has died at the age of 55. The news was confirmed by Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, where Siragusa spent seven of his 12 seasons in the league. Irsay said he was “heartbroken as is all of Colts Nation.” Continue readi
Kidnapped woman rescued after sending plea for help via Grubhub order
Workers at the Chipper Truck Cafe in Yonkers, New York, were unsure if the message was a prank – but called the cops just in case A kidnapped woman was rescued on Sunday after sending a note asking for help through the food service app Grubhub. The New York woman sent in an order to the Chipper Truck Cafe, a restaurant in Yonkers, New York, with a note asking restaurant workers to call the police
Los Angeles may ban new gas stations to help combat climate emergency
The city famous for its car culture could quit building fossil fuel infrastructure – and it would be the largest city to do so yet Los Angeles could become the largest city to prohibit the construction of new gas stations, joining a movement that seeks to limit fossil fuels at the local level as part of efforts to combat the climate crisis. Officials in America’s second largest city, along with B
Rory McIlroy brands LIV Golf players ‘duplicitous’ as Koepka is latest to move
Brooks Koepka to play in second LIV event in Oregon next week PGA Tour set to ban the four-time major winner as a result Rory McIlroy has labelled the players who have joined the LIV Golf Series “duplicitous” for the way they have handled their breakaway. Brooks Koepka, the four-time major winner whose brother Chase played in the opening event at Centurion Club in Hertfordshire this month, has si
Pilot shortages add to US travel chaos as airlines struggle to meet demand
Southwest pilots picket in Dallas over stalled contract talks as American Airlines ends service to three cities The chaos afflicting American travel has continued as a shortage of pilots became the latest flashpoint for anger against the embattled airline industry. On Tuesday, more than 1,300 Southwest airline pilots picketed in Dallas, Texas , amid stalled contract negotiations. American Airline
Roger Goodell says he does not have power to remove Commanders owner Snyder
Washington have been accused of allowing toxic workplace US House committee is investigating workplace culture NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he has no authority to remove Dan Snyder as owner of the Washington Commanders after a series of allegations around the team. Snyder conducted a “shadow investigation” that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual har
Fed chief vows to keep raising rates until ‘compelling evidence’ of falling inflation
Senator Elizabeth Warren criticizes the Fed’s rate moves, expressing fear that rate hikes will ‘drive this economy off a cliff’ The Federal Reserve will keep raising rates until it sees “compelling evidence” that inflation is coming down, the Fed chair, Jerome Powell, told Congress on Wednesday. The US is wrestling with rates of inflation unseen in 40 years and Powell warned that “further surpris
Here’s the result of the trans swimming ban: strife, with a big role for sports lawyers | Robin Moira White
This is just the beginning, as others sports review their eligibility criteria based on contested science: much may have to be settled in court A new policy barring most trans women from elite swimming has sent shockwaves through sport this week. Within a day, the International Rugby League announced that it would be barring trans women from international competition, and football’s governing bod
Moderna to build UK’s first mRNA vaccine research and manufacturing centre
US biotech firm agrees £1bn deal with government for centre to combat Covid and other illnesses The Boston-based biotech Moderna is to build the UK’s first research and manufacturing centre dedicated to the development of mRNA vaccines against new Covid variants and other respiratory illnesses, in an effort to improve readiness for future pandemics. Under a £1bn deal with the UK government, const
Music for general societal exhaustion: why Ed Sheeran can't lose | Michael Cragg
The British star is, once again, our most-played artist, and no wonder. He asks little of listeners too tired to give anything anyway Last September Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits was finally dislodged from its seat at No 1 in the UK singles chart after 11 long weeks. Its replacement? Ed Sheeran’s Shivers, which subsequently nestled at the top for a month. That’s nearly a quarter of 2021’s singles chart
Daunte Wright’s family to receive $3.2m in settlement over police shooting
The settlement also includes changes in police policies and training involving traffic stops Authorities in Brooklyn Center, a city in the suburbs of Minneapolis, have agreed to pay $3.2m to the family of Daunte Wright, a Black man shot dead by a police officer who said she confused her gun with her Taser . The tentative settlement also includes changes in police policies and training involving t
Baltimore Ravens’ Jaylon Ferguson dies at 26: ‘He was a wonderful young man’
Linebacker held FBS record for career sacks with 48 NFL has been hit by a number of premature deaths recently Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26, the team confirmed on Wednesday. “We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the team said in a statement. “He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We
US senators to start debate on breakthrough bipartisan gun violence bill – live
US senators announce gun violence bill with bipartisan support Biden to urge Congress to suspend gas tax for three months Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email For an idea of how a gas tax holiday might work at the federal level, The Wall Street Journal went to Connecticut to see if the state legislature’s decision to suspend part of its gas tax made consumers any happier.
US to propose limiting nicotine levels in cigarettes
Proposal designed to make it easier for cigarette smokers to quit and prevent young people becoming regular smokers The Biden administration plans to propose a rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other finished tobacco products in an attempt to make them less addictive, the White House Budget Office said Tuesday. The rule, expected in May 2023, would be designed with the
Biden to urge Congress to suspend gas tax for three months
Prices could drop by about $1 a gallon at the pumps if measures are adopted but experts question effectiveness of gas tax holidays Joe Biden will call on Congress today to temporarily suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes in an attempt to quell voter anger at the surging cost of fuel. In a speech on Wednesday afternoon, Biden is expected to ask the House to pause the federal taxes – about 18¢
Boxing legend Christy Martin: ‘My husband told me for 20 years he would kill me’
The newly minted Hall of Famer opens up about her trials outside the ring: substance abuse, domestic violence and an attempted murder by her husband, who left her to die on their bedroom floor Christy Martin’s original story, the well-trodden narrative of the coal miner’s daughter from West Virginia who left home and stepped into the boxing ring for her professional debut in 1989, ends on the flo
State officials testify on Trump pressure to discredit election | First Thing
Officials and poll workers subjected to violent, hateful and at times racist threats from ex-president’s supporters, January 6 committee told. Plus, could fewer arrests actually reduce crime? Don’t already get First Thing in your inbox? Sign up here Good morning. State election officials testified before the January 6 committee on Tuesday , recounting how Donald Trump and his allies put pressure


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