Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie’s attack

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie's attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – An Iranian official on Monday denied that Tehran was involved in the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie, despite trying to justify the attack in the Islamic Republic’s first public comments on the bloodshed. The comments from Nasser Kanaani, spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, came three days after Rushdie was … Read more

CDC eases quarantine guidelines: What travelers should know

Travelers wait in line at O'Hare International Airport on June 30, 2022 in Chicago.

Unvaccinated Americans will no longer need to quarantine if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, under newly relaxed guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People who have tested positive for the coronavirus can also end isolation sooner if they are asymptomatic or if their symptoms improve quickly. CDC spokesman Tom Skinner told USA … Read more

The Alaska vote will test Trump’s influence, Palin’s bid and a new voting system

The Alaska vote will test Trump's influence, Palin's bid and a new voting system

Placeholder when loading item promotions ANCHORAGE — Sarah Palin’s bid to join the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Lisa Murkowski’s efforts to retain her Senate seat and Donald Trump’s racial influence will be tested in two simultaneous elections in Alaska on Tuesday — with voters falling under tune to unusual new conditions. On the one … Read more

Man arrested for walking around with his father’s severed head and a knife in the Lyon suburb of Saint-Priest

Man arrested for walking around with his father's severed head and a knife in the Lyon suburb of Saint-Priest

A man has been arrested in France after being found with his father’s decapitated head in one hand and the knife believed to have been used to remove it in the other, police say near the Lyon suburb of Saint- priest The horrifying incident began when police found the father’s body in a parking lot … Read more

Comedian Teddy Ray died at the age of 32 from what appeared to be drowning, authorities say

The Latest: Officials said comedian Teddy Ray's death at age 32 was the result of an apparent drowning when he was found in a pool at a home in Rancho Mirage, California

Comedian Teddy Ray died at the age of 32 from what appeared to be drowning, authorities say: Comic was discovered by a maintenance worker at his home in Rancho Mirage, California The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said a maintenance worker contacted authorities on Friday The worker told officers that a man swam in a pool … Read more

Mets put Luis Guillormé on injured list

Mets put Luis Guillormé on injured list

The Mets place infielders Luis Guillome on the 10-day injured list because of a groin strain, the team said. MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reported on the diagnosis and the potential 3-4 week recovery period Guillorme will require just before the team made it official (Twitter link). Once Guillorme recovers from the injury he will need some … Read more