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Texas official says Uvalde classroom door was unlocked, calls police response an ‘abject failure’

The classroom door was unlocked during last month’s Uvalde elementary school massacre, a top Texas official said Tuesday, describing the law enforcement response to the rampage as an “abject failure” in which police put the lives of officers before the lives of children. The admission from Texas Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw, made …

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Jan. 6 committee hearing today focuses on Trump’s efforts to pressure state officials

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol reconvened Tuesday for the next in a series of public hearings this month. This hearing is set to focus on former President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure officials in Arizona and Georgia to overturn the 2020 election results. Committee chair Rep. …

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Biden floats gas tax holiday, but analysis shows it could worsen inflation

American Petroleum Institute President & CEO Mike Sommers discusses how Biden is handling record-high gas prices in America. Under mounting pressure to ease rising consumer prices, President Biden is exploring a temporary suspension of the federal gas tax – but the move may only exacerbate record-high inflation. “I hope I have a decision based on …

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Supreme Court rejects appeal from Roundup maker over cancer claims

Placeholder while article actions load The Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand a multimillion-dollar verdict against the manufacturer of the popular weed killer Roundup for failing to warn of cancer risks. The decision by the justices not to intervene clears the way for thousands of similar lawsuits against the company Bayer. The Biden administration had …

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Unexpected polar bear population may offer some hope for the species

In the southeast corner of Greenland, scientists have discovered an unexpected population of polar bears. This population has developed distinct habits to survive in its odds—as far as polar bears are concerned—habitat, and the bears’ genomes are quite different from many of their kin. Beyond the novelty these animals represent, they could also help inform …

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Texas top cop: Uvalde police response an ‘abject failure’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement authorities had enough officers on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they never checked a classroom door to see if it was locked, the Texas public safety chief testified Tuesday, pronouncing the police response an …

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UK’s biggest rail strike in 30 years brings nation to standstill

Britain is facing its biggest rail strikes in three decades after last-minute talks between a union and train companies failed to agree on pay. Frustrated passengers in England, Scotland and Wales are dealing with severe disruption in what is the largest rail strike in 30 years as they scramble to find transport alternatives for their …

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Netflix talks with Google about ads as Sarandos is set to address Cannes this week

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 12: CEO of Netflix Ted Sarandos attends Netflix’s FYSEE event for “Squid Game” at Raleigh Studios Hollywood on June 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix) Charlie Gallay | Getty ImagesEntertainment | Getty Images CANNES, France – As the world’s biggest advertising conference gets …

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Brooks Koepka becomes latest star golfer to leave PGA Tour for LIV Golf Series, sources confirm

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka is the latest golfer to default from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf Invitational Series, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Koepka, 32, is one of the highest-profile players to join the breakaway circuit, which is being funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and is fronted by a two-time …

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