Jury reaches verdict in Chauvin trial

Chauvin, a 45-year-old white man, faces three charges: One count of second-degree unintentional murder, which carries a maximum 40-year sentence; one count of third-degree murder, which carries a maximum 25-year sentence; and one count of second-degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum 10-year sentence and/or a fine of up to $20,000. It is not immediately clear … Leer más

Bolton puts out a poll to sandbag Trump

“There didn’t appear to be the recognition that things changed on Jan. 20, that Trump had gone from sitting in the most powerful office in the world to sitting by the swimming pool at Mar-a-Lago and that that’s going to have an effect over time as it is for any president who leaves office,” Bolton … Leer más

Bush: Today’s GOP is ‘isolationist’ and ‘nativist’

Former President George W. Bush described the modern-day GOP as “isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist” in an interview Tuesday that was packed with implicit criticism of the most recent Republican president. “It’s not exactly my vision” for the party, Bush told NBC’s “Today” show in a rare live TV appearance. “But, you … Leer más

‘We will NOT move on!’: GOP base continues to seethe over Trump’s defeat

In Cobb County, the archetype of the GOP’s suburban erosion, Republican activists over the weekend were still re-litigating former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud while drafting resolutions to rebuke the state’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, and other Republican officials for their unwillingness to overturn Trump’s loss. The Republican secretary of state, … Leer más

Hunger-striking Navalny moved to prison hospital

But the opposition leader’s physician, Dr. Yaroslav Ashikhmin, said Saturday that test results provided by the family show Navalny has sharply elevated levels of potassium, which can bring on cardiac arrest, and heightened creatinine levels that indicate impaired kidneys. “Our patient could die at any moment,” he said in a Facebook post. Reports about Navalny’s … Leer más

NASA’s Mars helicopter makes first flight on another planet

Flight controllers in California confirmed Ingenuity’s brief hop after receiving data via the Perseverance rover, which stood watch more than 200 feet (65 meters) away. Ingenuity hitched a ride to Mars on Perseverance, clinging to the rover’s belly upon their arrival in an ancient river delta in February. The $85 million helicopter demo was considered … Leer más

Prosecutor: Chauvin ‘had to know’ Floyd’s life was in danger

The defense for the now-fired white officer contends Floyd put himself at risk by using fentanyl and methamphetamine, then resisted officers trying to arrest him — factors that combined with his heart disease to lead to his death. But Schleicher described how Chauvin ignored Floyd’s cries that he couldn’t breathe, and continued to kneel on … Leer más

California GOP sees a path to salvation: Gavin Newsom

They believe the recall election lends a platform to make their case both to would-be voters and prospective donors who had written off California as a lost cause. The intense national attention on the race gives Republicans a high-visibility pulpit to present their vision in what will be the most prominent election in the U.S. … Leer más

Republicans lean into uphill battle against 2 little-known Biden nominees

Kristen Clarke delivers remarks after being nominated to be civil rights division assistant attorney general. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republicans are betting that their voters are paying attention, despite the high likelihood that both women eventually will be confirmed to Biden’s DOJ. As they make the broader case against Biden’s bipartisan brand, Republican senators view … Leer más

Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Other royals who are in family bubbles are sitting together. The service began with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby entering the chapel ahead of the coffin, followed by Philip’s children and three of his eight grandchildren, as a four-member choir sang “I am the resurrection and the life.” Inside the Gothic chapel, the setting for … Leer más