R. Kelly Convicted of Sexual Trafficking of Several Women Since 1990s, Sentenced to Life in Prison
Music artist and R&B sensation R. Kelly was convicted on all nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering after nearly three decades since the first incidents. His victims have continued to come out and accused him amid the #MeToo movement.
At Least 1 Dead, 20 Other Injured After Devastating Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Hits Greek Island
Crete, an island in Greece, was hit by a devastating magnitude 5.8 earthquake recently that killed at least one man and injured 20 others. The incident also damaged buildings in the area including a church that was being renovated by the dead man.
Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Reveals Facebook Account Was Hacked When it Posted Support of Taliban Rule in Afghanistan
Ashraf Ghani, the former president of Afghanistan, revealed that his Facebook account was hacked after it posted a message asking international leaders to cooperate with the Taliban. The former president fled the war-torn country before the militant group took over the presidential palace.
CIA Officials Under Trump Administration Plan To Kidnap, Assassinate WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
A new report revealed that CIA officials under the Trump administration planned in 2017 to kidnap and assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The individual's crimes included revealing the intelligence agency's hacking and covert surveillance techniques.
Biden Under Fire Again After Claiming 'Build Back Better' is Free
United States President Joe Biden is under fire once again for uploading a post on his Twitter account where he claimed that his "Build Back Better" agenda was free. Many lawmakers and opposition have criticized the Democratic president's claims as the plan is under the massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
CDC Director Supports Allowing Children To Trick-or-Treat on Halloween With Certain Restrictions
The director for the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, said she believed that young children should be allowed to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. However, the official said that the holiday should be conducted under certain limitations to ensure the safety of the people.
Australia Eases Lockdown on Vaccinated Residents in Sydney Amid Plans To Reopen Economy Before Year Ends
Australian authorities announced that the region would slowly reopen its economy and travel with plans to fully reopen before the year ends. The situation comes as the nation recorded much fewer number of coronavirus infections in the last month.
New York's Hochul Could Deploy National Guard to Replace Healthcare Workers Who Refuse To Be Vaccinated
Governor Kathy Hochul of New York said she is considering the deployment of the National Guard to fill in staffing shortages that could result from the state's vaccine mandate. Many healthcare workers are yet to be vaccinated days before the deadline of the requirement.
Donald Trump At Risk of Criminal Charges For Interfering With Georgia Election; Investigators Analyze Case
Former United States President Donald Trump could face criminal charges for his attempts to overturn his election loss in Georgia against Joe Biden. In a newly released report, the businessman was found to have had a call with Brad Raffensperger to find him votes to win the election in the state.
Liz Cheney Fires Back Against Donald Trump After Former President Uploads Photo of Congresswoman With Bush Face
Tensions between Wyoming's Liz Cheney and former United States President Donald Trump continue to worsen as the latter shared an edited picture of the female lawmaker with the face of former President George Bush. This incident comes as Cheney is part of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Joe Biden Supports Taxing Rich People Amid Reports Democratic President Owes the IRS up to $500,000
United States President Joe Biden echoed a proposal to increase tax on wealthy individuals by raising the capital gains tax rate. However, the Democratic leader is facing criticism due to a report that alleged he avoided paying $500,000 worth of taxes related to Medicare.
15-Year-Old Indian Girl Allegedly Gang-Raped by Dozens of Men; At Least 29 Arrested
Indian police reported the arrest of at least 29 men who are believed to be involved in the gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl for the past eight months. The recent case is the latest in a series of sexual assault crimes that have ravaged the region in the last few years.
Joe Biden Condemns Border Patrol Agents Over False 'Whipping' Allegations, Gets Backlash From DHS Officials
United States President Joe Biden has expressed his condemnation of border patrol agents in relation to released photographs that allegedly showed officials using reins to "whip" Haitian immigrants. However, the accusations were reportedly false, based on statements from authorities, agents, and the photographer.
UK PM Boris Johnson Urges People To 'Grow Up' Amid Rising Threat of Climate Change, Lack of Global Planning
Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to encourage other world leaders to start taking responsibility and mitigate the effects of climate change. The UK official said that humanity shoud "grow up" and acknowledge the severity of global warming.
Negotiations in Congress Break Down For Police Reform Amid Controversial Rise of Law Enforcement Violence
Democrats expressed disappointment after the breaking down of negotiations for police reforms in the United States following the killings of Black Americans. Lawmakers are at odds at who to blame as United States President Joe Biden argued Republicans failed to come to an agreement with his party.