3 teens die from apparent drug overdose
3 teens die from apparent drug overdose
Once again, President Trump has shown his ignorance of the Constitution and federal law in raising the question on Twitter of whether the November presidential election should be delayed. To be clear, President Trump has absolutely no legal authority to do this. The date for the election is set by federal statute and can be changed only by Congress.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died from coronavirus, according to a post on his website. The businessman and right-wing media personality was 74 years old. "Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us — has passed away," Dan Calabrese, the editor for Cain's website, wrote in a post on Thursday morning.
Kayleigh McEnany had a difficult job even before her boss started retweeting conspiracy theories from a fringe doctor who blames demon sperm and alien DNA for America's health problems. CBS This Morning co-host Anthony Mason wasted no time getting to that particular story when he invited the White House press secretary on his show Wednesday morning. “Why is the president pushing hydroxychloroquine again when his own health experts say it's not effective in treating the virus?” he asked.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has successfully twisted a public health concern into a conservative conspiracy theory — but not the one of the dozens of COVID-19 conspiracies one might expect. During a Wednesday hearing with the country's four biggest technology companies, Jordan used his questioning time to claim Google tried to help Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Penn.) was up next, and started her questioning by saying she would pivot from "fringe conspiracy theories" to anti-trust questions.
The Chicago Police Department's new deputy chief of criminal networks was found dead on Tuesday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the latest in a history of suicides at the department. Superintendent David Brown urged officers to keep an eye out for colleagues who could be in distress. The national suicide rate among police officers is about 18 per 100,000 as of 2017, however the rate in Chicago is 60 percent higher.
James Davies/English Heritage Stonehenge, a 5,000-year-old monument in the UK, was erected using two types of stones. Archaeologists traced one stone type — the smaller bluestones — to a site in Wales. But the origins of Stonehenge's massive sandstone boulders, called sarsens, remained a mystery.
Some call it a floating city, a flotilla of 260 mostly Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos archipelago that is stirring diplomatic tension and raising worries about the threat to sharks, manta rays and other vulnerable species in waters around the UNESCO world heritage site. Yet the vast fleet is in international waters, outside a maritime border around the Galapagos and also outside coastal waters off Ecuador, which controls the archipelago. That means the fleet, one of the biggest seen in years off South America's Pacific coast, is likely to fish with minimal monitoring until its holds are full.
CNN and ProPublica reviewed conditions-of-release documents of multiple people recently arrested in Portland on protest-related charges. CNN identified nine cases, and ProPublica 12, where they were made to agree to those terms in order to be released. One condition of release document, cited by ProPublica, says: "Defendant may not attend any other protests, rallies, assemblies or public gathering in the state of Oregon."
A total renovation overseen by designer Brock Forsblom leads to a beautiful new design paradigm by uniting the owners' dissimilar styles Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
To the editor: I've been around a long time, and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) is the most proactive congressional representative I've ever had. To the editor: Earl Ofari Hutchinson assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the Black candidates for vice president without any contrast to the strengths of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who may be the strongest candidate overall. Not only is she a fighter, she also wins battles, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau being the most prominent example.
Iran has bombarded a replica US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz with missiles that caused so much commotion that the US military put two of its regional bases on alert. Shortly after the mock carrier was blasted with missiles by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the US Navy condemned the drill as “irresponsible and reckless behaviour by Iran” that was intended to “intimidate and coerce". During the same drill, Iranian soldiers abseiled from a helicopter onto the replica ship, while anti-aircraft guns opened fire on a target drone.
A protester was arrested and charged with obstruction for refusing to leave as a Confederate statue was removed a public square in the city of McDonagh, Georgia. The statue was supposed to be taken down on Monday, but the removal was delayed because of an issue with contractors, local TV news station 11 Alive reported. The statue, which had stood in the square in the centre of McDonough for more than 100 years, was removed after the the Henry County Commission voted earlier this month for it to be taken down.
Toymaker Mattel has unveiled a new collection of politically active Barbie dolls, including a Black woman running for president and her all-female campaign team, to inspire girls to pursue positions in leadership. Rounding out the four-part set are a campaign manager, fundraiser and voter — the last of which seemed to offend Donald Trump Jr., who attempted to make a joke about the doll on Twitter. "Barbie is not, and has never been, affiliated with a political party," a Mattel representative told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday in a statement.
The U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday vacated an earlier ruling by the court to dismiss the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. A majority of judges on the Circuit Court agreed to an en banc rehearing of the case against Flynn, meaning that all eleven of the court's judges will oversee the case. Previously, a panel of three Circuit Court judges voted 2-1 to order D.C. District Court judge Emmett Sullivan to dismiss the case against Flynn.
GMC GMC announced that it will reveal the revived Hummer nameplate this fall, with production to commence in 2021. The all-electric pickup will have 1,000 horsepower and be able to sprint from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, GMC said. GMC also teased the Hummer SUV.
A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday charges state Sen. Katrina Robinson with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release. Robinson, a Democrat elected to the General Assembly in 2018 from a Memphis district, is also the director of The Healthcare Institute, which provides training for jobs in the health care field, prosecutors said.
Rep. Louie Gohmert on Wednesday confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and wondered aloud whether wearing a mask may have led to his infection. The Texas Republican, who has often voiced skepticism over the value of wearing face coverings, also disputed reports that he was not wearing a mask on Capitol Hill, despite evidence to the contrary. In a video message posted to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, Gohmert said he “can't help but wonder” if he contracted the virus from adjusting his mask with his hands to fit properly.
A 29-year-old man was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, after firing "four warning shots" and telling a mother and her son that they weren't social distancing in a Miami hotel lobby. A woman and her family, guests at the Crystal Beach Suites Hotel, had checked in earlier in the day on July 27, according to a Miami Beach Police Department report provided by public information officer Ernesto Rodriguez. While she was there, as they waited by the lobby elevator, they encountered Douglas Marks, who they did not know.
The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on the 18-year-old son of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, vowing never to let the war-torn nation's regime enrich itself. Hafez al-Assad -- named after his grandfather, who ruled Syria with an iron fist for three decades -- will not be allowed to travel or maintain assets in the United States, the State Department said. The designation was part of a second set of sanctions under the Caesar Act, a US law that took effect in June and aims to prevent any normalization of Assad even as he wins back most of Syrian territory after a brutal nine-year war.