10 things you need to know today: June 10, 2022
The Jan. 6 committee holds its 1st prime-time hearing, a shooting at a factory in Maryland, and more
Jan. 6 committee shares siege video, live testimony in 1st prime-time hearing
In the first of multiple televised hearings, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack showed powerful, never-before-seen footage Thursday night in video montages of the Capitol siege. Some of the new footage was from documentarian Nick Quested, who had been following the far-right Proud Boys before and during the riot. "For anyone who didn't understand how violent the event was, I saw it, I documented it, and I experienced it," Quested said. The kick-off proceedings also featured live testimony from Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards, who described what she witnessed that day as "carnage" and "chaos," and clips from recorded interviews with Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and former attorney William Barr, among others.
Shooting at Maryland manufacturing facility leaves 3 dead
Three people were killed and another was injured after an employee opened fire inside a Columbia Machine manufacturing facility in Smithsburgh, Maryland, on Thursday afternoon. The gunman was later shot and killed by a state trooper, who was also wounded in an exchange of gunfire. Authorities identified the three individuals killed as 50-year-old Mark Alan Frey, 31-year-old Charles Edward Minnick, and 30-year-old Joshua Robert Wallace. A fourth victim, 40-year-old Brandon Chase Michael, was critically injured and has been hospitalized. The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear. Authorities have not yet released the suspect's name.
Man killed after allegedly attempting to enter Alabama school
A police officer shot and killed a man outside an Alabama elementary school on Thursday following a clash between the man and a school resource officer, authorities said. The man was apparently attempting to get inside Walnut Park Elementary School in Gadsden and tried to open several doors; he was also reportedly attempting to take the officer's firearm. The resource officer called for backup, which is when a responding officer shot the suspect, who may or may not have been armed. No children were hurt, but the resource officer was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the altercation.
Trump says Jan. 6 Capitol attack 'represented the greatest movement'
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday said the Jan. 6 Capitol attack "was not simply a protest, it represented the greatest movement in the history of our Country to Make America Great Again." Trump made the remark on his Truth Social platform, and published it ahead of the first of six televised hearings from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot. Trump referred to the panel as the "Unselect Committee," and once again falsely claimed that the 2020 election was rigged.
GOP candidate for Michigan governor arrested on Jan. 6–related charges
The FBI on Thursday arrested Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley on several misdemeanor charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The arrest accompanied a raid on Kelley's home that morning. The 40-year-old real estate agent is one of five GOP candidates in the primary for Michigan governor, after five others were disqualified "for submitting fraudulent nominating petition signatures." Aside from his alleged involvement in the Capitol riot, Kelley has also in the past reportedly made waves for butting heads with Black Lives Matter protesters in the summer of 2020, among other incidents.
Michigan cop charged with 2nd-degree murder in shooting of Patrick Lyoya
The Grand Rapids, Michigan, police officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya during a traffic stop was charged with one count of second-degree murder on Thursday. Officer Christopher Schurr, who is white, shot Lyoya, who is Black, after pulling him over in April for a license plate violation. Lyoya's killing sparked protests in Grand Rapids, where 18 percent of residents are Black. Schurr had previously turned himself in and will be arraigned Friday.
White House details vaccination plan for kids under 5
The Biden administration on Thursday shared details of its COVID-19 vaccination plan for children under 5, the last age group in the nation without access to the life-saving shots. The announcement arrived ahead of next week's meeting of Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel, which will discuss emergency use authorization of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years and 6 months to 4 years, respectively. The administration says it is preparing for "all scenarios, including for the first vaccinations to start as early as the week of June 20."
17 golfers suspended by PGA for competing in Saudi-funded tournament
PGA commissioner Jay Monahan announced Thursday that all PGA players currently participating in the LIV Golf Invitational Series — a new rival, Saudi-backed tournament — are suspended and ineligible for play in PGA events. Among the 17 golfers punished were six-time major champion Phil Mickelson and two-time major champion Dustin Johnson. Any player that takes part in future LIV events will be similarly chided. "These players have made their choice for their own financial-based reasons," Monahan wrote to the tour's membership. "But they can't demand the same PGA Tour membership benefits, considerations, opportunities and platform as you. That expectation disrespects you, our fans, and our partners."
Disney chief content officer abruptly fired
In a major executive shake-up, Disney on Thursday abruptly fired its chief content officer, Peter Rice. CEO Bob Chapek reportedly cut Rice loose after summoning him to his office and alerting him he was no longer a fit at the company. Rice was apparently unaware the firing was coming, and will be succeeded by Dana Walden, effective immediately. The Disney board notably issued a statement in support of Chapek.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari get married: Report
Pop star Britney Spears and fiancé Sam Asghari reportedly tied the knot Thursday night in an intimate Los Angeles ceremony. Roughly 60 guests were in attendance, including Drew Barrymore, Madonna, and Paris Hilton. Spears' sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, were not there, but are "happy" for their mother, according to a lawyer for Kevin Federline, the singer's ex-husband and father to Sean and Jayden. Asghari and Spears, who met on the set of the singer's "Slumber Party" music video in 2016, got engaged in November.