Author: Zach Schonfeld

Ukraine, Zelensky wish US a happy July 4th, release video of military band playing ‘Star-Spangled Banner’

Ukrainian officials including President Volodymyr Zelensky wished the U.S. a happy Independence Day on Monday as the nation fights for its own independence against the ongoing Russian invasion. “I appreciate the leadership assistance of the United States in Ukraine’s defending of common values — freedom, democracy and independence,” Zelensky tweeted, wishing Americans and President Biden…

State Department: IDF gunfire likely killed Palestinian journalist; bullet analysis inconclusive

Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely shot and killed unintentionally by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), but a U.S. investigation could not reach a definitive conclusion, the State Department said on Monday. Abu Akleh, a widely known Al Jazeera correspondent, was killed on May 11 in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank…

First probable monkeypox case reported in Iowa

Iowa health officials reported the state’s first probable case of monkeypox on Friday, as infectious disease experts warn the country is at risk of losing control of the disease. The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services said they are conducting contact tracing to identify those who were in direct close contact with the patient….

Akron police release footage of officers firing barrage of bullets at Jayland Walker

Authorities released body camera footage on Sunday showing Akron Police Department officers firing a barrage of bullets at a Black man they were pursuing over an unspecified traffic violation early Monday morning. The police killing of 25-year-old Jayland Walker has sparked protests in the city alleging police brutality. Police said at a press conference that…

Kirby defends Biden tweet on high gas prices after Bezos criticism

John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, on Sunday pushed back on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s tweet the prior day bashing President Biden for calling on “companies running gas stations” to lower their prices. “Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the…

DHS secretary: Roe reversal ‘heightened the threat environment’

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Sunday that federal authorities have seen a “heightened threat environment” during the past several months that has only increased with the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. “We are very mindful that the Supreme Court’s decision in reversing and overturning…