Good morning, it’s Thursday, April 14. Here’s what you need to get going today.
He’s been charged with a terrorism offence. Here’s what happened:
- Frank R James62, was captured after 30 hours on the run following the peak-hour shooting and smoke grenade attack
- A tip from the public led police to capture James on the street in Manhattan after an extensive manhunt. He was spotted in a McDonald’s in Manhattan’s East Village neighbourhood
- The shooting left five people in critical condition, but all 10 gunshot victims were expected to survive
- The shooter escaped in the chaos, but left behind numerous cluesincluding the gun, ammunition magazines, a hatchet, smoke grenades, gasoline and the key to a U-Haul van
- He faces a federal terrorism charge for violating a law prohibiting attacks on mass transit
- In recent months, James had railed in online videos about racism and violence in the US and about his experiences with mental health care. In one video he said:
- New York’s Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said:
- Russia could be on the brink of capturing the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol after a devastating seven-week assault
- Russian TV has broadcast footage which it says shows 1,000 Ukrainian marines surrendering in the port district
- But Vadym Denysenko, advisor to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, said he had no info about any surrender and said the battle over the sea port was still raging
- Mariupol could be the first major city to fall in this war and would give Russia a southern land corridor
- The city’s mayor says more than 20,000 civilians are dead and 100,000 are still trapped
News while you snoozed
Let’s get you up to speed.
- Queensland now has its most relaxed COVID rules since the pandemic began, including the end of the vaccine mandate to enter public venues including cafes, pubs, cinemas and stadiums. People will still have to prove they’re vaccinated to enter vulnerable settings like hospitals, disability and aged care accommodation
- Sydney Airport officials have warned passengers to brace for even longer queues and delays in the domestic terminals today, on what’s tipped to be the busiest day for domestic air travel since the start of the pandemic ahead of the Easter long weekend. Passengers are being told to arrive two hours early
- Actor Cuba Gooding Jr has pleaded guilty to one count of forcible touching in a protracted criminal case accusing the Oscar winner of violating three different women at various Manhattan night spots in 2018 and 2019
The news Australia is searching for
- Adam Bandt: That’s likely the Green’s leader’s response from yesterday — he said “Google it, mate” when confronted with an economic stats question from a reporter (you can catch up on day three of the campaign here)
- Cedric McMillan: The star bodybuilder has died at 44, according to his sponsor. One of his wins was the Arnold Classic in 2017, and the group posted this tribute on social media:
One more thing: There’s a bear in there… again
Meet Juan Cart.
You might remember him from his social media fame after he broke into an Italian bakery to eat fresh biscuits and leftovers earlier this year.
Well he’s back, despite attempts to “rewild” him. He was taken to a national park about 160km away from Roccaraso (the town where he’d been hanging out and nicking treats) — but he walked back again.
That’s it for now
We’ll be back later on with more.