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By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
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What we’re reading: Cuba blames U.S. for protests, congressman uses an expletive in hearing and more

Cuba President Miguel Diaz-Canel walks through the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Cuban president blames United States for upheaval in Cuba

Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel claimed in an interview that the U.S. is an “interventionist” holding “contempt” toward Cuba and the Cuban revolution, according to NBC News.

Diaz-Canel’s comments were prompted by events that occurred this past Sunday when many Cubans took to the streets of Santiago to protest a lack of food and power in the midst of Cuba’s worsening economic crisis.

The Cuban government claimed on Monday that the United States was exacerbating the protests by refusing to remove economic sanctions that have been in place for decades.

In response to Cuba’s remarks, U.S. officials said that while sanctions may have had an impact, Cuba’s current economic crisis is primarily driven by the government’s mismanagement of the country’s productive sectors. 

Marvel film star Jonathan Majors sued for assault

On Tuesday, Grace Jabbari filed a lawsuit in a New York federal court against her former boyfriend and Marvel movie-star Jonathan Majors, according to The New York Times.

Jonathan Majors leaves a courtroom in New York, Dec. 18, 2023. Majors’ former girlfriend is suing him on civil allegations including assault, battery, defamation and infliction of emotional distress. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jabbari’s suit accuses Majors of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, defamation and malicious prosecution. 

The recent suit is not Majors’s first legal battle with Jabbari. In December of 2023, Majors was found guilty of two separate misdemeanor charges of harassment and assault against Jabbari. His sentencing for these charges is set to occur in April.

Trump files lawsuit against ABC News over rape claim 

On Monday, Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in Florida against ABC News and George Stephanopoulos, one of the network’s anchors, for comments made in a previous interview, according to BBC News. 

Stephanopoulos had asked Rep. Nancy Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, why she publicly backed an individual that had been found “liable for rape.”

Stephanopoulos was referring to when a New York jury found that Trump had sexually abused E. Jean Carroll. The jury did not find that Trump had raped Carroll, despite what the ABC host suggested.

Trump’s lawsuit argues that statements made during the interview were malicious, false and designed to harm his reputation. 

ABC has not commented on the lawsuit.  

McCaul apologizes after using an expletive in hearing 

Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas apologized Tuesday evening after telling a fellow Republican Representative to “go f—” himself during a House committee hearing earlier that day, according to The Hill. 

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, leads his panel on an assessment of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 19, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The incident occurred after McCaul informed Darrell Issa that his speaking time was over, and Issa continued to speak.

McCaul whispered the phrase under his breath, unaware that his microphone was still on. McCaul later apologized in a statement, claiming that it was uncharacteristic for him to lose his temper.

Issa responded to McCaul’s remarks on social media, claiming that he has “been called worse” and by people he “didn’t like.”

Intoxicated Delta pilot sentenced to time in prison 

Workers unload a Delta Air Lines Airbus A320 at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Lawrence Russell Jr., a 63-year-old commercial pilot for Delta Airlines, was sentenced to 10 months in prison after showing up to work drunk, according to CNN. 

Russell was set to pilot a trans-Atlantic flight from Edinburgh to New York. Security found two bottles of Jägermeister in Russell’s bag, one of which was open and partially empty. His blood alcohol level was well above the legal limit, and Russell was promptly fired by the airline. Russell plead guilty to all charges, which shortened his sentence by five months. 

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