Authorities in northern Mexico said Wednesday that six migrants were killed and 19 were injured after a bus they were riding in plunged through a guardrail and down an embankment. It was the latest in a series of deadly crashes and drownings of migrants in the last week. The civil defense office in the northern state of San Luis Potosi said those injured in the bus crash included a six-month-old baby and an 8-year-old child.
Practice this week for the Baltimore Ravens looked a bit like it did at the end of last season. Wednesday was the first day reporters were invited to observe one of the Ravens' organized team activities. Jackson wasn't there, and although OTAs are voluntary, when the franchise quarterback isn't around, it's at the very least noteworthy.
Less than a day after a gunman massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas, a Wednesday Senate hearing for President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reflected the deep political divisions over guns. Steve Dettelbach would be the first confirmed head of the ATF in seven years and the process could be fraught. For his part, Dettelbach vowed to run the agency without political interference in the hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
As the nation marked 1 million deaths from COVID-19 last week, the milestone was bookended by mass shootings that killed people simply living their lives: grocery shopping, going to church, or attending the fourth grade. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States — just like the persistent reality of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people every year.
Members of Congress should be barred from carrying firearms anywhere in the Capitol or its surrounding office buildings and grounds, the House's top law enforcement official said Wednesday, a view that goes beyond current restrictions and defies Republican orthodoxy on the issue of guns. House Sergeant at Arms William J. Walker voiced his opinion a day after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers in a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school. The shooting spree — following a racist attack two weeks ago in Buffalo, New York, that killed 10 people — has ignited talk in Congress about passing gun safety legislation, efforts that have ended in partisan stalemate for years.
On the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order on policing reforms for federal law enforcement. The order signed Wednesday will apply to roughly 100,000 federal officers total, administration officials said. Speaking in the East Room surrounded by Floyd’s family members, relatives of Breonna Taylor and civil rights leaders, Biden celebrated the order as a "measure of what we can do together to heal the very soul of this nation to address profound fear and trauma exhaustion."
Jeimer Candelario hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning after Harold Castro went deep twice earlier, and the Detroit Tigers dodged another sweep in Minnesota by coming back to beat the Twins 4-2 on Wednesday. Candelario knocked a first-pitch fastball from Trevor Megill (0-1) into the grass berm behind center field, just beyond the reach of Gilberto Celestino's glove to drive in the automatic runner and give the Tigers their first lead of the series.
While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own. Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother. The younger Aaronson played more than 45 minutes for the Union on Sunday, coming in as a sub in Philadelphia's 2-0 victory over Portland.
A day after an 18-year-old gunman massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas, US President Joe Biden said he is "sick and tired" of failures to address gun violence. He also said he and first lady Jill Biden were planning to visit Texas in the coming days.
The United States on Wednesday called for a vote “in the coming days” on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea for its recent launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations has been working on a draft Security Council resolution for several months and a senior U.S. administration official said Wednesday it would be put in a final form that can be voted on.
Some Republicans opened the door to federal action, but history shows it is unlikely that Congress will pass anything.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth on Thursday ahead of four days of celebrations next week to honour her 70 years on the throne, describing her as the nation's rock. Elizabeth, 96, marked seven decades on the throne in February, and nationwide events to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee, including a thanksgiving service and a music concert outside Buckingham Palace, will take place from June 2 to 5. "Today we pay tribute to a head of state whose length of service and dedication to duty to are simply without parallel," Johnson will say according to extracts released by his office.
During a Wednesday press conference, the governor pivoted the conversation away from gun laws to the role that mental health plays in mass shootings.
Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Two people familiar with the situation said Kaepernick will work out for the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday. ESPN first reported that the Raiders were bringing in Kaepernick.
Protests erupted in Srinagar, a city in the India-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday, May 25, after an Indian court sentenced Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to life in prison over a 2017 terror funding case.India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought the death penalty for Malik, who pleaded guilty to all charges including participating in and funding “terrorist” activities, according to Indian and international media reports.As an NIA court in New Delhi made its decision, supporters of Malik began demonstrating in Srinagar, and parts of the city observed a shutdown. Protesters marching toward Lal Chowk at the center of the city and were stopped by security forces, leading to clashes during which police fired tear gas, according to the Times of India.This footage from local photographer Junaid Bhat show clouds of gas on a Srinagar street.Bhat told Storyful that internet connection was temporarily suspended in the area, and additional forces were deployed across the city to handle disruption.Malikl headed the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a group that was declared an “unlawful association” in 2019 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two federally controlled territories.Malik had pleaded guilty to the charges but on Wednesday told the special court where his trial was held that he had been practising non-violent politics in Kashmir after giving up arms in the 1990s. India declared JKLF an “unlawful association” in 2019, the year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two federally controlled territories.“It is high time that it is recognised that terror funding is one of the gravest offenses and has to be punished more severely,” Special Judge Parveen Singh said in the court in New Delhi, announcing Malik’s life imprisonment under a section of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.Malik’s wife, Mushaal Hussein Mullick, called the decision illegitimate. “Court verdict in minutes by Indian kangaroo courts,” she tweeted.The government of Pakistan, which administers part of Kashmir and lays claim to the portion controlled by India, said it had issued its “strongest condemnation and rejection” of the decision, and claimed Malik had been convicted on “fabricated charges,” had been denied a fair trial, and had been maltreated while incarcerated. “India has again misused the judiciary in the outrageous execution of political vendetta against the Kashmiri leadership,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement. Credit: Junaid Bhat via Storyful
The Department of Justice is investigating an effort by Trump's allies to overturn the 2020 election with the help of alternate elector slates.
"We could overhear his father graciously complimenting his Democratic opponent," Conway wrote in her newly-released memoir about the 2016 election.
You might do a double-take at that given the brazen rule-breaking Sue Gray uncovered and documented, but crucially for Boris Johnson there was no smoking gun in this report that incriminated him further when it came to events he attended or the planning of them. When he stood up in parliament to explain and apologise, he was almost bullish - for him, Ms Gray had "vindicated" him. For Ms Gray, this report documented "failures of leadership" at the heart of government as the senior civil servant concluded many "will be dismayed that behaviour of this kind took place on this scale at the heart of government".
Oraj Anu and Adam Fogel hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning and 12th-seeded Kentucky surprised fifth-seeded Auburn 3-1 in the SEC Tournament opening round on Wednesday. The Wildcats (31-24) did not qualify for the league tournament until taking two of three games from the Tigers last weekend to close the regular season, earning a berth with a win in the series finale. Kentucky plays fourth-seeded LSU, ranked 21st, in the second round on Thursday in the rain-delayed tournament.
Oregon State coach Mitch Canham paused for a few seconds, considering what the next several days of baseball would look like at Scottsdale Stadium during the inaugural Pac-12 postseason tournament. Then he thought about the thermometer-busting temperatures of 105 degrees or more that could be coming over the next few days in Arizona. “I'll have a better answer in a few days,” Canham said laughing.
Before signing an executive order on policing, on the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death by a Minneapolis police officer, President Biden said the authorization is “a measure of what we can do together to heal the very soul of this nation.”