European Union Says 70% Of Its Adults Received At Least One Shot

European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday that 70 percent of adults in the bloc have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Overall, 57 percent of over-18s are now fully vaccinated across the 27 nations, she said in a statement. "These figures put Europe among the world leaders," von der Leyen said. "But we need to keep up the effort." The European Commission president sounded a warning over the "very dangerous" Delta variant of the virus that has increasingly taken hold on the continent and seen infection rates begin to tick up again. "I therefore call on everyone - who has the opportunity - to be vaccinated. For their own health and to protect others," she said. The European Commission -- which has been in charge of securing vaccinations for the bloc -- had earlier set the target of getting 70 percent of adults fully vaccinated by the end of summer. Von der Leyen said on July 10 that the EU had delivered enough vaccines

January 6 hearing: Capitol riot inquiry invokes emotional police testimony

The House select committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol convened its first hearing on Tuesday, hosting a panel of four police officers who defended the building against a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump. The testimony, which included new video footage from the day, was both emotional and dramatic, as the officers described being overwhelmed by rioters who were better equipped for the battle that unfolded. Officer Dunn, a 13-year veteran of the Capitol Police force, recounted enduring racist slurs, in powerful testimony about confronting the mob. More on the officers  here . The officers provided chilling, detailed accounts of being knocked unconscious, beaten and fearing death at the hands of a mob that outnumbered them. They choked up reliving the hand-to-hand combat they faced on Jan. 6. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., issued striking  criticism of her party  for blocking an independent commission to examine the attack. She is one of two Repub