Police ‘wrong’ for not breaking down door in Texas shooting

A senior Texas security official said Friday that police were wrong to delay storming the classroom where an armed teenager was locked up with dead and injured children, fueling fears that police inaction cost Uvalde lives. “In hindsight…it was the wrong decision, period,” Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said at an emotional … Read more

Lawyers present their arguments in the blockbuster Depp vs Heard lawsuit

Camille Vasquez, lawyer for Johnny Depp, delivers his closing arguments in the defamation case he filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard Lawyers for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard presented their closing arguments on Friday after a six-week trial with scathing mutual charges of domestic violence. Elaine Bredehoft, Heard’s … Read more

Johnny Depp’s lawyer urges jury to give him back his ‘life’

Johnny Depp (R) waves to fans as she arrives for closing arguments in the libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard A lawyer for actor Johnny Depp on Friday urged a jury to find his ex-wife Amber Heard guilty of defamation over domestic abuse allegations and return her “life”. “We ask that you bring Mr. … Read more

Shortage of infant formula highlights racial disparities

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Capri Isidoro broke down in tears in a lactation consultant’s office. The mother-of-two had been struggling to breastfeed her one-month-old daughter since she was born, when the hospital first gave the baby formula without consulting her about her desire to breastfeed. Now, with massive safety recalls and supply disruptions causing formula … Read more

Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta dies aged 67

Jennifer Lopez (R), who co-starred with Ray Liotta in ‘Shades of Blue’, said he was ‘so in touch in his acting’ Actor Ray Liotta, who starred in Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic “Goodfellas,” has died suddenly in the Dominican Republic, officials and police said Thursday. He was 67 years old. Liotta, whose meteoric turn as real … Read more

Amber Heard says she received death threats during defamation trial

Aquaman star Amber Heard said on Thursday that she had received thousands of death threats during the “agonizing” libel trial between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp. “I’ve been getting hundreds of death threats regularly, even daily, thousands since this trial began, from people mocking my assault testimony,” the actress said. Originally published as Amber Heard … Read more

Texas Massacre Parents Question ‘Belated’ Police Response

Texas town of Uvalde mourns 19 children and two teachers killed in latest US shooting Witnesses to the Texas school shooting on Thursday questioned the early police response to the massacre, as bereaved parents said they pleaded with officers to storm the building and arrest the bloodshed – in vain. Texas Department of Public Safety … Read more

Ukraine says war in east is at ‘maximum intensity’

Ukraine said on Thursday the war in the east of the country had reached its fiercest level yet as it urged Western allies to match words with support against invading Russian forces. The Kremlin on Thursday accused Western countries of blocking ships carrying grain from leaving Ukrainian ports, dismissing accusations that Russia was to blame.

Ukraine says war in east is at ‘maximum intensity’

Ukraine said on Thursday the war in the east of the country had reached its fiercest level yet as it urged Western allies to match words with support against invading Russian forces. The Kremlin on Thursday accused Western countries of blocking ships carrying grain from leaving Ukrainian ports, dismissing accusations that Russia was to blame. … Read more

Ukraine says war in the east is at ‘maximum intensity’

Ukraine said on Thursday the war in the east of the country had reached its fiercest level yet as it urged Western allies to match words with support against invading Russian forces. The Kremlin on Thursday accused Western countries of blocking ships carrying grain from leaving Ukrainian ports, dismissing accusations that Russia was to blame. … Read more