Secret Service agents are prepared to testify that Trump did not lunge at them or try to take control of the car to reach the Capitol, reports say
Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows, testified that Trump sought to go to the Capitol though he knew his supporters were armed.news.yahoo.com
Amber Heard questioned the likelihood of other women involved with Johnny Depp coming forward about abuse: 'Look what happened to me. Would you?'
His lawyers argued "not one woman has come forward and said he physically hit them. You were the only one," Savannah Guthrie told Heard in an interview.news.yahoo.com
Percentage of Americans who say Trump was responsible for Jan. 6 drops: poll
The percentage of Americans who say former President Trump was responsible for the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol dropped to 45 percent in an NBC News poll released on Monday. About 17 percent of respondents said the former president is solely responsible for the rioting, while 28 percent say he is mainly…news.yahoo.com
Border Patrol Agents Defied Uvalde Police Orders to Remain Outside School
The Border Patrol agents who killed the school shooter in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday entered the school on their own accord after local law enforcement requested that they hold back, two senior federal law enforcement sources told NBC News on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Passengers trapped underneath a 'pedal pub' that overturned in Atlanta, injuring 15 people, were rescued by quick-thinking bystanders, said an eyewitness
Atlanta police said a "pedal pub" went too fast and flipped over. Two passengers were critically injured and three were in a serious condition.news.yahoo.com
Biden and Democrats Should Be Absolutely Terrified by New Poll Numbers
Mario Tama/GettyIn Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, a character is asked how he went bankrupt. “Gradually, then suddenly” is the reply.This formulation might also help explain how it feels to lose an election. President Joe Biden’s collapse of popular support has been so long coming that a new Quinnipiac poll showing him with just a 33 percent approval rating (!) was greeted mostly with yawns.Dig a little deeper, though, and things are even scarier for Democrats.The Backlash Over Trump’s Dnews.yahoo.com
Psaki rumors, Mulvaney hire at CBS News trouble journalists
Far less common is seeing pushback to such decisions from journalists working there, as has happened recently at CBS and NBC News. Discontent emerged over CBS' hiring of former Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney as a commentator and discussions about current White House press secretary Jen Psaki working at MSNBC when her time in the Biden administration is through. In both cases, journalists have been quiet publicly about their concerns over the decisions.news.yahoo.com
Biden approval rating falls to record low in NBC News poll
President Biden's approval rating has reached a new low, according to an NBC News poll released Sunday. Biden's overall approval rating declined to 40 percent in the survey, which found that 55 percent of respondents did not approve of how he is doing as president.In a January NBC News poll, Biden's job approval stood at 43 percent, while 54 percent did not approve of his performance.Seven out of 10 Americans questioned in the new poll expressed...news.yahoo.com
Blinken to Baltics: NATO commitment is 'ironclad'
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is assuring Lithuania and Latvia of NATO protection and American support. Blinken made quick visits Monday to two of the three Baltic states increasingly on edge as Russia's invasion of Ukraine moves forward. (March 7)news.yahoo.com
NBC's Guthrie grills Barr: Didn't Americans 'deserve to know what you knew' about Trump?
NBC News anchor and host of the "Today" show Savannah Guthrie on Monday pressed former Attorney General William Barr why he decided, in his 2020 resignation letter to include positive remarks about former President Trump, who he has called "dangerous" to the country in a new book. "You say in your book you were worried about the peaceful transition of power. You even had national security concerns," Guthrie said to Barr during his first live...news.yahoo.com
Pence's ex-chief of staff Marc Short said the former vice president didn't want the world to see a 'visual' of him 'fleeing the Capitol' on January 6
Secret Service asked to remove Pence from the US Capitol on multiple occasions, but he refused to leave, according to his former chief of staff.news.yahoo.com
Navy SEAL candidate dies after "Hell Week"
A Navy SEAL candidate died on Friday and another was hospitalized in San Diego at the end of what is known as Hell Week, an intense training phase for the military unit, NBC News reports.Driving the news: The candidates were taken to the hospital Friday "several hours after their Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) class successfully completed Hell Week, part of the first phase of the Navy SEAL assessment and selection pathway," Naval Special Warfare command said in a statement, per NBC.Stanews.yahoo.com
Banned: Books on race and sexuality are disappearing from Texas schools in record numbers, NBC News reports
From a secluded spot in her high school library, a 17-year-old girl spoke softly into her cellphone, worried that someone might overhear her say the things she’d hidden from her parents for years. They don’t know she’s queer, the student told a reporter, and given their past comments about homosexuality’s being a sin, she’s long feared they would learn her secret if they saw what she reads in the library.
Congresswoman Cori Bush’s Car Shot Up In St. Louis, Blue Lives Matter Spokesman Has ‘Vile’ Response: ‘We Need the Lawmakers to be Victims’
Missouri’s first Black congresswoman’s car was littered with bullets last weekend while it was parked in St. Louis. Despite sources believing she was not the […]news.yahoo.com
Trump's DC hotel was the 'epicenter' of corruption where anyone looking to 'curry favor' could just walk in and 'flash cash,' says watchdog group
In a scathing NBC News op-ed, the head of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics slammed the GSA's lack of oversight into Trump's business dealings.news.yahoo.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son sentenced to 180 days in jail for stabbing
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, son of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was sentenced to 180 days which can be served as house arrest Wednesday for stabbing his Southern California neighbor with a hunting knife last year during an argument over trash cans, prosecutors said.
Southlake school leader tells teachers to balance Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views
A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News.
Inside the chaotic response to a 911 call in Texas: ‘Half of the family just disappeared’
It was 9:08 p.m. when Michael Negussie’s phone rang. Twenty minutes had passed since he called 911 asking for emergency crews to check on his cousins and their two children, fearing that they had fainted from carbon monoxide poisoning in their Houston home during a massive winter storm.
Dallas firefighter arrested after lying about COVID-19 diagnosis, accepting $12K in sick pay, authorities say
A Dallas firefighter was arrested and has been charged with felony theft after officials said he lied about contracting the coronavirus and accepted more than $12,000 in sick pay, NBC News reports.
White House and Pelosi aides test positive for coronavirus amid Texas lawmakers’ D.C. visit
A White House staffer and a senior communications aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have tested positive for Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated, a White House official and a spokesman for the California Democrat confirmed Tuesday.
Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years later: Why it happened and why it’s still relevant today
Just decades after slavery in the United States left Black Americans in an economic and societal deficit, one bright spot stood out in Tulsa, Oklahoma — its Greenwood District, known as the “Black Wall Street,” where Black business leaders, homeowners, and civic leaders thrived.
President Biden expected to form bipartisan commission that will study overhauling the Supreme Court
The White House announced Friday that President Joe Biden will be signing an executive order to establish a committee that will focus on looking into the Supreme Court and study overhauling it, according to NBC News.
Texas lawmakers weigh changes to protect families wrongly accused of child abuse
HOUSTON – KPRC 2′s Keith Garvin spoke with NBC News investigative reporter Mike Hixenbaugh about efforts to protect families wrongly accused of child abuse. The bill is one of at least 17 bills working their way through the Legislature that seek to overhaul the state’s child welfare system with the goal of protecting innocent families. The NBC News and Chronicle reporting focused primarily on the work of child abuse pediatricians, a small but growing subspecialty of physicians who work closely with state child welfare agencies. But when the evidence is not clear, the investigation found, a mistaken or overstated diagnosis of child abuse can devastate a family. AdRead that full report from NBC News and the Houston Chronicle here.
Nike sues over Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’ with human blood in soles
Nike filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court on Monday against the company that released a controversial customized version of the sportswear giant’s sneakers in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X, according to NBC News. The “Old Town Road” artist worked with streetwear company MSCHF to release “Satan Shoes” on Monday. The sneakers are modified Nike Air Max 97s — decorated with a pentagram pendant and a reference to Luke 10:18, a Bible verse about Satan’s fall from heaven. MSCHF also confirmed to NBC News Sunday that the shoes contained a drop of human blood inside the sole, drawn from members of the MSCHF team. For more on this story, go to NBC News.
Equal Pay Day: This is why it’s commemorated
HOUSTON – Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Equal Pay Day originated with the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages. It was originally called “National Pay Inequity Awareness Day” and changed to Equal Pay Day in 1998, according to the Washington-based National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women’s and civil rights organizations and others devoted to eliminating sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity. I believe we can achieve economic justice in this country — that means equal pay for equal work. #EqualPayDay pic.twitter.com/t7EH3xoSFQ — Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 24, 2021Equal work deserves equal pay, regardless of gender or race.
CDC looking to relax guidelines in schools when it comes to social distancing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into whether six feet of distance is necessary to keep students safe at school or if three feet is okay, NBC News reports. The current CDC guidelines recommend maintaining six feet of distance between students, which limits how many students can safely fit into each classroom. According to NBC News, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky was questioned about the issue during a Wednesday subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The subject of the hearing was vaccine distribution. Growing evidence suggests that three feet may be acceptable.
Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation
The signing came hours before Biden delivers his first prime-time address since taking office. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said as he signed the bill in the Oval Office. Biden originally planned to sign the bill on Friday, but it arrived at the White House more quickly than anticipated. And the nation was on pace to administer its 100 millionth dose of vaccine as soon as Thursday. The fragmented media landscape makes it more difficult for Biden to reach people, Zelizer said, but that may be beside the point.
FBI releases new video of suspect planting bombs before Capitol riot
The FBI released new videos Tuesday that investigators said show the person suspected of planting two pipe bombs the night before the January riot at the Capitol, NBC News reported. “These pipe bombs were viable devices that could have been detonated, resulting in injury or death. We need the public’s help to identify the individual responsible for placing these pipe bombs, to ensure they will not harm themselves or anyone else,” said Steven D’Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington, D.C., field office. The FBI said the bombs were planted between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET Jan. 5, outside the national offices of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee.
Scientists discover three new shark species that glow in the dark
In January 2020, three new shark species that glow in the dark were discovered off the east coast of New Zealand. According to NBC News, a study published in the Frontiers in Marine Science journal on Feb. 26 identifies the glowing species as the kitefin shark, the blackbelly lanternshark, and the southern lanternshark. NBC News reports the discovery is the first time scientists have been able to find proof of bioluminescence in sharks. AdAccording to the study, the newly discovered species live in the ocean’s “twilight zone,” up to 3,200 feet below sea level, beyond which solar light does not penetrate and is too weak to initiate photosynthesis, NBC News reports. According to the report, researchers speculate the sharks glow as a way to illuminate the ocean floor while hunting for food and camouflage themselves in order to fend off potential predators and capture prey.
Rethinking your work-from-home wardrobe
(NBC NEWS) – For many of us, working at home during the pandemic has meant lots of norms have gone straight out the window. People like journalist Anabel Maldonado, who works in fashion, have found clothes can improve mood, and in turn, job performance. A 2012 Northwestern University study found subjects were more focused on a task when wearing certain clothes. “It’s not only what you’re wearing, but the associations we have around it can really affect our performance,” Maldonado says. The researcher behind that 2012 study on clothes and productivity is now conducting another study, trying to figure out exactly how our work-from-home outfits are affecting our job performances.
Benched: Major advertisers sit out Super Bowl
Budweiser and other Super Bowl regulars aren't buying ads this year, but plenty of companies on the rise during the pandemic are taking their place. The cost of a ticket to the Super Bowl for advertisers: $5.8 million for a 30-second commercial. They’ll feature plenty of stars, but like most everything in the last year, the Super Sunday spots won’t be the same. Coke, Pepsi and Budweiser, normally big Super Sunday players, are sitting on the bench this year. “These are brands that are online market spaces who have been helping connect people during quarantine,” notes Stephanie Paterik, senior editor of Adweek.
People eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are urging officials for a standby list before doses are wasted
As more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine become available in the U.S., putting them all to use has become increasingly challenging as some eligible recipients have missed their appointments. Across the country, those eager to be vaccinated are urging for standby lists in order to avoid wasting any more doses. In Maricopa County, a local Arizona State University graduate, Sukhmani Singh, launched novaccineswasted.com as a part of a campaign lobbying the Department of Public Health to create a COVID-19 vaccine standby list. AdAccording to Fox, the website achieved nearly 400 sign-ups within 48 hours; however, the standby list hasn’t been implemented. “It just seems silly that there’s not one in place...it seems dangerous,” Singh told Fox.
Stuck on the tracks: Truck driver pulls woman from path of train
(NBC NEWS) – After nearly 40 years with UPS, Ken Westbrook experienced something brand new while on the job. A woman in a wheelchair was trying to cross the street in Phoenix, Arizona when she got stuck on the light rail tracks. Westbrook was stopped in his big rig, ready to turn left when he got out of the cab to help her unhitch the wheels and push her safely. “At that point, I wasn’t sure if the light rail was going to slow down or see her, so I got out so he could see me,” Westbrook said. Read more: http://bit.ly/39mQu50
Baby bust: Pandemic takes toll on U.S. birth rate
(NBC NEWS) – Blizzards and long power outages are often said to trigger baby booms. Many believed that COVID-19 stay-at-home orders would do the same, but some researchers predict we might see the exact opposite. She and her husband ben had hoped to deliver little Abby a sister or brother fairly soon, but when the pandemic hit, it changed everything. Eliana Dockterman recently wrote about the expected baby boom turned bust for Time magazine. Ad“There simply is just not enough childcare available, schools are closed, and so somebody has to take care of the kids,” she notes.