A 5-year-old girl who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up is responsible for saving a swan's life.
A 5-year-old girl who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up is responsible for saving a swan's life.
Following a carefully manicured, four-day convention in which Donald Trump's chief lieutenants branded him as an avatar of stability and Joe Biden as the pied-piper of race riots, the president did what he always does: He casually disposed of his team's messaging in the service of nursing personal grudges. “It never ends!” the president tweeted Tuesday, in denial of reporting and speculation that his stated reasoning for going to Walter Reed in November was a bogus cover for a much more serious procedure. Shortly after Trump's tirade about “mini-strokes,” his re-election campaign called for CNN to fire an analyst who asked his Twitter followers whether the president was hiding a past stroke from the American public.
Demetria Poe is applauding Delta Air Lines for "taking a stance" against racism and discrimination after she was harassed by her seatmate during a recent flight from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C. Poe told USA TODAY Wednesday that a white woman appeared to purposefully swap her American flag face mask for a Blue Lives Matter mask once realizing her seat assignment was next to Poe, a Black woman. Blue Lives Matter supports police officers and is a counter movement to Black Lives Matter, which aims to eradicate white supremacy and has organized nationwide protests in response to police violence against Black people.
In the face of a pandemic that has hit Black Americans harder than almost any other group, while the nation continues to confront the toxic legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, two Georgia women have come together to build a community that will be a place free of oppression, “a tight-knit community for our people to just come and breathe.” Ashley Scott, a realtor from Stonecrest, Ga., who was driven to seek therapy by her reaction to the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man jogging in a white neighborhood, said that after several sessions, she realized that her problem was 400 years of racial oppression and trauma dating back to the establishment of slavery in North America.
Lebanon's army said on Thursday it had found 4.35 tonnes of ammonium nitrate near the entrance to Beirut port, the site of a huge blast last month caused by a large stockpile of the same highly explosive chemical. The authorities said it was caused by about 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stacked in unsafe conditions in a port warehouse for years. Lebanon's government quit amid public anger in a nation already brought to its knees by an economic crisis.
In the week since Kyle Rittenhouse was charged in connection to the shooting deaths of two people and the injury of a third during a Black Lives Matter protest, conservatives have avoided condemning him, and his supporters have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support his legal defense fund. Rittenhouse faces multiple charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. The 17-year-old drove from his home in Antioch, Illinois, to the protests that broke out after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office in Ohio issued a statement Wednesday in response to what its leader called "lawlessness in the country over the last few months directed towards police." "If you come to this county expecting a free pass to harm one of my men or women in uniform, keep in mind, nothing in life is free,” Sheriff Richard Jones said in a news release and on Facebook. The statement referred to people dumping water on police in New York, bricks and frozen water bottles being thrown at police in Portland, Oregon, and people shooting at officers in Chicago.
Syrian air defenses opened fire late Wednesday on missiles launched by Israeli warplanes at a military airbase in the central province of Homs, shooting down some of them, state media said. State news agency SANA said the Israeli warplanes fired the missiles from southern Syria soon after 10 p.m. The missiles were aimed at the T-4 airbase in Homs province, SANA said. The Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the incoming missiles, SANA added.
Pressure mounted on German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to reconsider the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will take gas from Russia to Germany, after she said Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny had been poisoned with a Soviet-style nerve agent. Merkel said on Wednesday that Navalny, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital, was the victim of a murder attempt using the nerve agent Novichok, and demanded an explanation by Russia. "We must pursue hard politics, we must respond with the only language (Russian President Vladimir) Putin understands - that is gas sales," Norbert Roettgen, the conservative head of Germany's parliamentary foreign affairs committee, said on Thursday.
A barista who made a "Blue Lives Matter" drink in a TikTok video was fired, according to Target, which housed the Starbucks store near Indianapolis. In the video, the employee said he added bleach, "a little blood of innocent Black men," and ice to make a beverage related to the pro-police protest movement. "We don't tolerate this behavior at Target, want all guests to be treated with respect," a representative for Target said in a statement provided to Insider.
The Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday released bodycam footage of an officer fatally shooting 18-year-old Deon Kay seconds after arriving at the scene in Washington, D.C. Officials revealed Thursday the officer who shot Kay is Alexander Alvarez, who joined the MPD in 2018. The body-camera footage, which was released less than 24 hours after the incident, comes amid months of nationwide demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice since the police-killing of George Floyd in May. On Wednesday, some of the demonstrations in D.C. turned violent as residents demanded the termination of MPD Police Chief Peter Newsham and the release of the body-camera footage.
Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are seeking an investigation into what they call repeated violations of the federal Hatch Act by members of the Trump administration during last month's Republican National Convention. The 1939 law is intended to limit political activity by federal employees in their official capacity, although it does not apply to the president and vice president. Throughout the convention, administration officials "repeatedly used their official positions and the White House itself to bolster President (Donald) Trump's re-election campaign,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to the independent Office of Special Counsel.
In the week since the Federal Reserve made a landmark shift in its approach to monetary policy, details are emerging on what it could look like in practice, with two Fed policymakers on Thursday saying they'd be comfortable with leaving interest rates near zero even if inflation rises to levels not seen on a sustained basis in some 30 years. Remarks from a number of Fed policymakers in recent days suggest that a shift to a more accommodative stance in pursuit of higher inflation isn't imminent and that most feel the next move to support the economy needs to come from Congress.
The market-research firm Ipsos has surveyed thousands of people across the world to learn about global attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines. Stark differences exist among countries. Just 54% percent of Russians said they'd get a vaccine when one became available, whereas 97% of Chinese respondents said they'd get one.
A Hong Kong court has found media mogul Jimmy Lai not guilty of intimidating a photojournalist from a rival newspaper three years ago. Mr Lai had denied the charge of "criminal intimidation" over a 2017 incident at a Tiananmen massacre vigil. Last month police detained the democracy activist in a separate case under a controversial new security law.
In battleground states that will decide the presidential race Nov. 3, Democrats have embraced a turnout strategy tailored for the COVID-19 pandemic: urging supporters to request mail ballots and return them right away. Before mail voting kicks off Friday in North Carolina, some party operatives warned that a heavy reliance on mail ballots could carry risks and encouraged people who are healthy to consider voting in person. Polling shows Democratic nominee Joe Biden with a decisive mail-voting advantage: The former vice president's supporters are twice as likely to vote by mail than those of President Donald Trump.
Beijing now controls the largest navy in the world and is attempting to double the size of its nuclear warhead stockpile over the next decade; reaction from Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane, chairman of the Institute for the Study of War.
A trial section of the privately built "border wall" is experiencing erosion, especially after Hurricane Hanna in July. ProPublica reports that a short section of the privately funded and constructed “border wall” along the shores of the Rio Grande River, which forms the U.S. border with Mexico, is not built for the long haul, according to two engineering studies that will enter into federal court this week.
Egyptian police killed at least seven suspected criminals in separate firefights in the southern province of Aswan, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry, which oversees the police, said the shootouts took place in the city of Edfu on the west bank of the Nile River. The suspects opened fire on police forces as they were attempting to arrest them.
As the number of infections dips sharply in South Africa, and stays relatively low across much of the continent, experts are reaching towards a startling hypothesis. For months health experts have been warning that living conditions in poor, urban communities across Africa are likely to contribute to a rapid spread of coronavirus. What if those same crowded conditions also offer a possible solution to the mystery that has been perplexing experts on the continent for months?
WASHINGTON – Several prominent Republicans have publicly endorsed or shown support for former vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden instead of their party's incumbent, President Donald Trump. They include elected officials, former Trump administration officials and other prominent Republicans who have slammed Trump for everything from a "bungled" response to the coronavirus pandemic, "terrifying" national security approaches and general divisiveness in the country. Democrats have worked to use this as an advantage, trying to show Biden as the unifying candidate who can appeal to not just Democrats.