According to the Times of Israel, Shimon Lavi, the police force’s Northern District Commander who supervised security preparations for Mount Meron’s mass Lag B’Omer celebrations, where 45 people were killed and more than 100 were critically injured in a stampede on Friday, admitted responsibility for the tragedy as criticism about how the accident could have been avoided mounted.
Month: April 2021
Biden Immigration Policies Saw Successes and Setbacks in First 100 Days
President Joseph R. Biden campaigned on reversing President Donald J. Trump’s extreme immigration policies, including a promise to decriminalize undocumented immigrants, increase legal immigration, and make America a safe haven for refugees.
Roberto Alomar Placed on MLB Ineligible List
12-time All-Star Roberto Alomar has been placed on MLB’s ineligible list due to allegations of sexual misconduct in 2014. Alomar was serving as a consultant for Major League Baseball prior to his dismissal.
Josh Duggar Has Been Arrested By Homeland Security
The eldest child of the reality TV family the Duggars was arrested by Homeland Security yesterday. He has been charged with receipt and possession of child pornography, and currently no bail has been set. This comes just days after Josh and his wife Anna announced that she is pregnant with their seventh child.
A disgruntled Aaron Rodgers makes plans to leave Green Bay, sources say
Aaron Rodgers is reportedly not planning to return to the Green Bay Packers for the 2021 season, despite General Manager Brian Gutekunst’s statements to the press saying, “we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond.” First reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, league and team sources told reporters at the network that Team President Mark Murphey, Head Coach Matt LeFleur and GM Brian Gutekunst have all been separately flying out to Rodgers for multiple meetings.
Biden is the First U.S. President to Recognize the Armenian Genocide
On April 24th, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, Biden said, “The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today,” being the first U.S. president to recognize and acknowledge what happened to the Armenians during World War 1, and how it is deemed a genocide.
13-Hour Standoff in Watauga County Led to 5 Dead, 2 Being Deputies
BOONE, N.C. – 15 law-enforcements surrounded a house in Boone, N.C., leading to a 13-hour standoff between them and the suspect inside.The law-enforcements attending the scene included the N.C. State Highway Patrol and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. From the standoff, 5 ended up dead, including 2 officers: Watauga County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox.
NFL Mock Draft 2021
The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft is Thursday April 29th on ABC starting at 8pm EST. The selections of this mock draft will be based on team need or player fit. There are no mock trades in this mock draft.
Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Raided by Federal Agents, Electronic Devices Seized
Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment with a search warrant and seized multiple electronic devices. Giuliani was Donald Trump’s lawyer during Trump’s time as the president of the United States.
Myanmar is on the Brink of Chaos, Pro-Democracy Leader Charged with Murder & Treason
Back in February 2021, Myanmar’s democratic government was ousted by a military coup and the military still control the country to this day. The leaders who were initially captured, including civilian leader Aung San Suu, were detained and have become powerless in the situation.
CDC relaxes guidelines for vaccinated individuals
Tuesday the CDC amended their official recommendations saying that those who are fully vaccinated can be outdoors without a mask when not in large crowds doing activities like jogging, walking, biking or dining outside.
Billie Eilish Announces New Album
The Grammy-winner announced the album in a post on Instagram. “This is my favorite thing I’ve ever created, and I am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it. I can’t even tell you,” Eilish wrote in the caption. “I’ve never felt so much love for a project than I do for this one. Hope you feel what I feel.”