49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo Talks About Team Opener Against Phoenix
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo Talks About Team Opener Against Phoenix
Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday credited a drop in homicides in Chicago to Operation Legend, a recent initiative that surged federal law enforcement to cities struggling with spikes in violent crime. At a press conference in Chicago, Barr and other federal officials gave an update on the progress of Operation Legend and its impact on crime. Calling it “one of the most significant federal law enforcement operations in recent years,” Barr said Operation Legend is working.
The U.S. government on Monday will stop conducting enhanced screening of passengers on inbound international flights for COVID-19, Yahoo News has learned. The screening operations have been held at select airports since January, when the first cases of the disease began to emerge from Wuhan, China. Since March, incoming international flights from select high-risk countries, including much of Europe, China and Iran, among other regions, have been funneled through 15 designated airports in the United States.
A former Republican governor of Pennsylvania on Wednesday called on that state's Legislature to make a small change to how mail-in ballots are counted that could make a huge difference in how quickly election results are reported in November. We must take all steps possible to ensure that officials can still run secure and efficient elections. Any effort to the contrary only serves to discredit the outcome and the sanctity of our vote,” wrote Tom Ridge, who was Pennsylvania's governor from 1995 to 2001.
Two women have been indicted on hate crimes after they stole a seven-year-old boy's Make America Great Again hat outside the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Delaware. Delaware Police arrested Camryn Amy, 21, and Olivia Winslow, 21, on charges of robbery, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child. Amy also received two counts of offensive touching.
A former senior Department of Homeland Security official filed a whistleblower complaint accusing top officials at the department of suppressing, withholding, and manipulating intelligence about Russia that could anger President Donald Trump. The official, Brian Murphy, still works at the DHS but alleges that he was demoted as retaliation after he filed multiple protected disclosures through the chain of command about potential illegal activity by top officials. Murphy accused former DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of making false statements to Congress, and he said acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf asked him to hold back intelligence assessments about Russia because they "make the President look bad."
Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been sent to jail by India's narcotics control authority for allegedly buying drugs for her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. Chakraborty spent the night at the Narcotics Control Bureau's (NCB) office in Mumbai after she was arrested by the agency on Tuesday. Chakraborty's brother, Showik, and Rajput's former house manager, Samuel Miranda, were also arrested last week in the same drugs case.
The founder of the pro-Trump super-PAC Black Americans to Re-elect the President has predicted that Fox News personality Tucker Carlson will stand for president in 2024. “Tucker Carlson will be the Republican nominee,” former Republican candidate for Congress Vernon Robinson said in an interview with The Independent. “If I have anything to do about it, I will try to create a draft committee to make sure there are shock troops organized,” Mr Robinson said, adding that when he ran a campaign for now-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr Ben Carson, “we had over 39,000 volunteers who did 900 events”.
The Chinese government's senior diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Wednesday the United States is directly intervening in territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea due to its own political needs. It is becoming the biggest driver of militarization in the region, Wang said. Wang said China is willing to communicate and have dialogue with the United States in order to achieve cooperation.
Western security experts believe Lukashenko wants to be sure he is never the only unarmed man in the room, just in case his inner circle gets ideas. Embattled strongman Alexander Lukashenko continues to cling to power in Belarus despite huge protests over a disputed August 9 election, and Russian President Putin appears to be propping him up. "When dictators start carrying weapons themselves it's usually a sign they're worried about internal threats not the protestors," said a member of the Belgian military intelligence service who tracks Russian intelligence operations.
Downplay the white supremacist threat. In a filing with the Department's Inspector General, Murphy, until recently a top official in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, alleges he was recently demoted for his repeated refusals to cook the books on DHS intelligence, particularly that which did not favor the Trump administration. Murphy, who alleges unfair retaliation, claims he was pressured to downplay threats posed by white supremacists and Russian election interference, and instead told to inflate fears around immigrants, anarchists, anti-fascists, China, and Iran.
Tens of thousands of rapes are reported in India every year, but some stand out for being deeply disturbing. In one particularly shocking case, police in the capital, Delhi, have arrested a man in his 30s for the rape and assault of an 86-year-old grandmother. "The woman was waiting outside her home on Monday evening for the milkman when she was approached by her attacker," Swati Maliwal, head of the Delhi Commission for Women, told the BBC.
In order to gain a Senate majority, Democrats will likely have to win in Colorado, Maine, Arizona and North Carolina, according to The Washington Post. Gary Gardner of Colorado is likely to be the “most vulnerable” Republican senator, according to the outlet. Some incumbent Democratic senators, such as Doug Jones of Alabama and Gary Peters of Michigan, also need to keep their seats.
They found a boat party in Indiana that had observers fearing another outbreak in town; a college president shooting selfies with students lined up outside a Maryland dance bar; scores of students seeking ways to balance safety with an impulse for fun; and an impromptu chopsticks lesson that couldn't have happened in a Zoom meeting. Boston's universities have some of the strictest coronavirus mandates governing behavior, but the lines are blurrier miles from campus, and students are adept at finding loopholes. And they're far from stupid.
Germany's Ministry of Food and Agriculture said on Wednesday it had a suspected case of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar in the eastern state of Brandenburg. The suspected case concerned a wild boar carcass found near the German-Polish border. "As soon as the analysis is completed, Federal (Agriculture) Minister Julia Kloeckner will provide information about the results tomorrow," the ministry added.
Ever since China claimed success in the secretive launch of an experimental spacecraft, experts have been pondering over what it could be and what it did in space. The spacecraft - mounted on a Long March 2F rocket - was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China on 4 September and safely returned to Earth after two days in orbit. The exact launch and landing times were not revealed, nor was the landing site although it is thought to be the Taklamakan Desert, which is in northwest China.
But Democratic candidate Joe Biden will have to do more than send a message to Cuban-American voters on the feast day of Our Lady of Charity calling for freedom, respect for human rights and democracy in Cuba. Jill and I pray that the love and compassion that 'Cachita' inspires will fill the hearts of her believers around the world,” Biden said Tuesday in a statement. We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to fight for human rights, freedom and democracy on the island.
Democrats are dominating mail-in ballot requests in crucial swing states, reports say; Trump campaign senior advisor Mercedes Schlapp weighs in on 'America's Newsroom.
The Palestinian foreign minister Wednesday called on Arab states to dismiss a deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations, describing the agreement scheduled to be finalized next week as “an earthquake.” The UAE and Israel announced the deal to establish full diplomatic relations on Aug. 13. It reflected a changing Middle East in which shared concerns about archenemy Iran have largely overtaken traditional Arab support for the Palestinians.
Rep. Andy Biggs is neither a physician nor a scientist but he continues to attack public health advice and scientific evidence on COVID-19. Biggs, R-Ariz., in recent days has posted a string of pro-hydroxychloroquine and anti-mask messages on social media. In his latest tweets, Biggs urges Arizonans to flout national and local public health guidance on COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or new coronavirus.