Chicago Mayor Lightfoot denies ‘homophobic, racist’ resignation rumors

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot denies 'homophobic, racist' resignation rumors

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot denied what she called “homophobic, racist and misogynistic rumors” alleging she planned to resign Sunday. The mayor of the nation’s third-largest city issued the denial after a night of rumors spread on Twitter and elsewhere. “Good morning from my mansion in Sauganash,” Lightfoot posted in reference to widespread rumors last summer … Read more

FedEx shooter was obsessed with ‘My Little Pony’: report

FedEx shooter was obsessed with 'My Little Pony': report

The teen who shot up an Indianapolis FedEx facility and killed eight people was reportedly part of a bizarre Internet subculture obsessed with “My Little Pony.” Posts on Brandon Hole’s since-taken-down Facebook page appear to indicate he was a member of the “Bronies” community — a group of mostly adult men who are extreme fans … Read more

West Point expels eight cadets for cheating on virtual exam

West Point expels eight cadets for cheating on virtual exam

West Point Military Academy has expelled eight cadets and held back 53 others for a year over its biggest cheating scandal in more than 40 years. The centuries-old New York training academy announced the punishments Friday after a full investigation into 72 freshmen and one sophomore accused of cheating on an online freshman calculus exam … Read more

At least three dead in apparent ‘domestic situation’ in Austin, Texas

At least three dead in apparent 'domestic situation' in Austin, Texas

Three people were killed what authorities called a “domestic situation” involving a shooter in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. “APD is currently on scene of an active shooting incident at Great Hills and Train Creek Parkway,” the Austin Police Department said on Twitter. “All residents are advised to shelter in place and avoid the area.” In a follow-up tweet, … Read more

Tesla on autopilot crashes into tree, kills two people

Tesla on autopilot crashes into tree, kills two people

A Tesla Model S on autopilot crashed into a tree in Texas — killing two men inside and sparking a massive fire that took firefighters four hours to douse, according to reports. “No one was driving,” Harris County Constable Mark Herman told KPRC-TV Sunday. The deadly smash-up happened Saturday night in The Woodlands, a neighborhood … Read more

Jury deliberations in Derek Chauvin trial to begin on Monday

Jury deliberations in Derek Chauvin trial to begin on Monday

Jurors are set to begin deliberations Monday in the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin over George Floyd’s death. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill has scheduled closing arguments in the case at 10 a.m. Eastern time, followed by instructions to the jury before it begins deliberating on the charges. The jury consists of … Read more

​Antony Blinken defends Biden’s Afghanistan troop withdrawal

​Antony Blinken defends Biden's Afghanistan troop withdrawal

​Secretary of State Antony Blinken dismissed criticism of President Biden’s planned troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, arguing that the US completed the goals of ensuring the country doesn’t become a haven for terror attacks and killing Obama bin Laden. America “went to Afghanistan 20 years ago, and we went because we were attacked on 9/11, and … Read more

Fauci says COVID-19 ‘not a civil liberties issue’

Fauci says COVID-19 'not a civil liberties issue'

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that COVID-19 rules have “nothing to do” with the issue of US civil liberties — after he sparred with Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan on Capitol Hill over whether the restrictions violated Americans’ rights. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease said Jordan was incorrect to … Read more