1 Delaware Police Officers Shot Overnight
Officials in Wilmington, Delaware say three Delaware police officers are in the hospital after being shot last night. The incident took place as the officers were responding to a call for service. At last check, they were taken to the hospital and are reportedly in stable condition. There's no word on the shooter, but the scene is reportedly still active as a SWAT team has surrounded an apartment building.
2 White House Speaks Out As NY’s MTA Hack In April Is Revealed
The agency responsible for nearly all the public transportation in New York City is confirming it was the target of a cyberattack back on April. The good news? The MTA says the attack didn't pose any risk to employee or customer information. The agency's chief technology officer said they responded "quickly and aggressively" with fixes and patches implemented immediately. With recent attacks against JBS and the Colonial Pipeline, the White House is facing questions as the hackers in all three attacks are suspected to be of Russian origin. Specifically: What is the Biden administration’s response going to be? At a press conference, the White House says President Biden is planning to bring up the issue of cyber-attacks when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in two weeks. Later, when Mr. Biden was asked by reporters about a potential retaliation, Biden replied “We’re looking closely at that issue.”
3 Biden Launches “Month of Action” To Promote Vaccines
Note to those who remain unvaccinated – you can not only win prizes, but get free beer! This, as President Biden promotes a national month of action on COVID vaccinations. Speaking at the White House, Biden said the accelerated U.S. vaccination program has been hugely successful since he took office. He's making a big push to see 70-percent of Americans with at least one shot by July 4th. "Get a shot and have a beer,” he noted. “Free beer for everyone 21 years or over to celebrate the independence from the virus." How that works? Budweiser is promising a free beer if America hits the 70% vaccination goal by July 4th. Biden said this summer is shaping up as dramatically different than last summer. However, he warned about unpredictable and increasingly dangerous virus variants and said the fight against COVID is not over. The national month of action is a full court press aimed at getting more people vaccinated as soon as possible. The program includes local government leaders, businesses, athletes and celebrities. The President said it's easier than ever to get the shots. He cited long-term health effects among some survivors of the virus and argued those who are not vaccinated are simply not protected. Biden said the vaccines are safe and highly effective and stressed that vaccinations are not partisan.