Crime Miami nurse pleads guilty to threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris
Suspected Havana Syndrome Cases in Vietnam Did Not Involve White House Staff
Officials did not specify who was affected by the syndrome, and an investigation into the unexplained incidents is continuing.U.S. officials said two separate cases of unexplained health incidents have been reported by U.S. personnel in Vietnam within the past week. An investigation is ongoing, and officials did not say specifically who was affected, only that it did not involve White House staff, according to the Associated Press.
A Miami-area nurse pleaded guilty toVice President Kamala Harris in videos sent to her imprisoned husband earlier this year, officials said.
Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, who pleaded guilty Friday to six counts, faces up to five years in prison, prosecutors. Sentencing is set for Nov. 19.
In February, Phelps sent her incarcerated husband six 30-second videos in which she threatened to kill Harris and claimed that she had been paid $53,000 and was "the hit man," officials said. She also sent a photo of her with a handgun at a gun range and applied for a concealed firearm permit.
China Hits Back at Kamala Harris Rebuke With 'America First' Jibe
China's Foreign Ministry used the chaotic imagery of the ongoing U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan to suggest Washington, D.C., had lost all credibility.Harris is headed for Vietnam ahead of meetings with top officials in Hanoi on August 25, but in a speech before departing Singapore on Tuesday, she offered her strongest rebuke yet of what she described as the Chinese government's coercion and intimidation in the South China Sea.
Her attorney, Scott Saul, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday night.
Saul has argued in previous court filings that Phelps made "irrational rants" that were offensive but amounted to hyperbole.
"The defendant’s threats were to impress and support her husband … not to seriously carry anything out," Saul wrote in arguing that she no longer be held without bond.
Phelps told a Secret Service investigator that she was upset that Harris was vice president, that she felt Harris was not really Black and that she believed Harris had not placed her hand on a Bible at her inauguration, the investigator wrote in an affidavit. Phelps is Black.
Kamala Harris in Singapore: Afghanistan fallout engulfs Harris' first day of Southeast Asia trip
Vice President Kamala Harris, undertaking a suddenly high-stakes visit to Southeast Asia this week amid the first major foreign policy crisis of the Biden administration, was on the receiving end of questions Monday about the US' withdrawal from Afghanistan for the first time since the chaotic fall of Kabul. © Evelyn Hockstein/AP U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attends a joint news conference with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.
Harris, whowhen she was sworn in, is the , the first South Asian American and first woman elected vice president in U.S. history.
Phelps' mother has toldthat her daughter was depressed and desperate and "she listened to what people tell her."
The videos were sent through JPay, a computer application used to send media to those in prison. An inspector sent them to the Secret Service.
France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine deal .
The diplomatic row came over a broken contract by Australia to buy French submarines in the wake of a new security pact by Australia, the US and the UK.Philippe Étienne, France's ambassador to the United States, and his counterpart in Australia were recalled to Paris "for consultations" at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, said Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's minister for Europe and foreign affairs.