U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Friday the United States is troubled by legislation pending in Mexico that would limit foreign agents and remove their immunity. In a statement, Barr said the proposed law that before the lower house of congress would hurt cross-border cooperation and would benefit drug cartels.
According to a Bloomberg report, Haze Fan was seen being escorted from her apartment building by plain-clothes security officials on Monday, shortly after she had been in contact with one of her editors. Australia has cancelled the production of a locally made Covid-19 vaccine after trial volunteers falsely tested positive for HIV, meaning the drug could interfere with diagnosis of that virus.
Antibodies generated by the jabs developed by the University of Queensland (Up) and biotech firm CSL led to trial subjects wrongly testing positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Scientists said the results were a blow to Australia's vaccine development and was likely to force the country to buy more doses of imported shots.
A Texas man released from prison after his sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama has again been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges, according to Department of Justice officials. John Convert, who is representing Into, said it is early in the case and there is no additional information he can provide but presumes his client innocent.
Police searching for Esther Dingle, the British hiker who vanished in the Pyrenees last month, said they could not rule out that she had organized her own “voluntary disappearance” in order to continue her nomadic lifestyle, according to reports. Ms Dingle, 37, had gone off on a month-long tour of the Pyrenees without her partner, Daniel Colgate, who had decided to take a break from their nomadic life after six years roaming Europe in a camper van.
A Senate vote later Friday to officially pass the bill will be similarly overwhelming, CNN's Many AJU reports, invalidating President Trump's promise to veto it. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had filibustered the National Defense Authorization Act, passed every year to fund the Pentagon, over provisions that would make it harder for Trump to reduce troops in Afghanistan and Germany, Military Times reports.
A North Carolina police officer was killed in a shootout early Friday while responding to a breaking and entering call, authorities said. A St. Louis judge dismissed Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from the Mark and Patricia McCloskey gun case on Friday, a local NBC affiliate reported. The McCloskey were indicted by a grand jury in October, following an incident over the summer during which the two brandished firearms on their front lawn opposite a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators.