Wake up with ABC15 Mornings for a check of your most accurate forecast.
Wake up with ABC15 Mornings for a check of your most accurate forecast.
The St. Louis couple that gained notoriety after pointing loaded firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters passing by their home last month joined a Trump campaign event late Friday to recount the terror they experienced on that fateful day when demonstrators encroached on their sidewalks. Speaking to Kim Guilfoyle, campaign adviser and partner to Donald Trump, Jr. in a campaign livestream, Mark McCloskey echoed President Trump in painting a picture of a complete breakdown of law and order. “I thought that within seconds we'd be overrun, they'd be in the house, they'd be setting fires, they'd be killing us,” he said of the protesters marching past on their way to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home last month.
A United Nations agency acknowledged Sunday that a U.S.-sought oil tanker “hijacked” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates after allegedly smuggling Iranian crude oil is back in Iranian waters. The International Labor Organization said that the MT Gulf Sky was hijacked July 5, citing its captain. That mirrors earlier reporting by The Associated Press.
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky, is to be investigated for his handling of the Breonna Taylor case, the death of David McAtee, and the protests that followed that have seen hundreds of arrests. The Louisville Metro Council's Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) filed an order to officially launch the investigation “into the action and inaction of the Fischer Administration,” according to a statement. Breonna Taylor was killed by police on 13 March when Louisville Metro officers carried out a narcotics raid on her home.
And while masking up is now more widespread in Spain and Italy than in the U.S. — 84 percent of Spaniards and 83 percent of Italians say they always cover their faces in public, versus 59 percent of Americans — it wasn't that way back in April, when the pandemic was peaking there. Even now, fewer people say they always wear masks in the U.K. (19 percent), France (53 percent), Sweden (2 percent), Denmark (2 percent) and Norway (4 percent) than in the U.S. Germany and America are roughly tied at about 60 percent. Rather, the difference is that Europe's springtime lockdowns worked and America's, broadly speaking, did not.
Jared Siskin/Getty Images The National Museum for African American History and Culture removed a chart listing "whiteness" attributes after receiving criticism from Donald Trump Jr and conservative media. The chart listed "hard work," "respecting authority," and "objective, rational linear thinking" as some of the attributes of "white dominant culture, or whiteness." Donald Trump Jr. criticized the graphic earlier this week, tweeting: "These aren't 'white' values.
Surrounded by fields of roses and lavender in tranquil eastern Poland, some residents of the village of Konskowola feel the European Union may be trying to blackmail them. Like about a hundred other municipalities across rural Poland, the local council has declared Konskowola to be free of "LGBT ideology", reflecting a backlash against gay rights throughout the conservative, largely Catholic nation. This has raised eyebrows in Brussels, with the European Commission signaling to regional authorities, including Konskowola, that it may curb EU aid to areas that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
A "wartime state" has been declared in Urumqi, the capital of China's western Xinjiang region, after a spike in cases of coronavirus. Officials on Saturday said 17 new cases had been recorded and strict measures on movement had been imposed. Although the figure appears low, China has recorded very few significant outbreaks since Covid-19 emerged in the city of Wuhan late last year.
A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire in the 15th century cathedral in the French city of Nantes that blew out stained glass windows and destroyed the grand organ, TV channel LCI reported on Sunday. The man, a Rwandan refugee, worked as a volunteer for the cathedral and had been in charge of locking up the building on Friday night, LCI said, citing prosecutor Pierre Sennes. Sennes said the man in custody was being held to clear up inconsistencies in his schedule.
French authorities are opening an investigation into accusations of complicity in acts of torture against the powerful crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, sources said Friday. Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told AFP that a French investigating magistrate had been mandated to take on the probe, which will notably look at acts allegedly committed in the war in Yemen. An initial investigation had been opened in October 2019 against the prince, who is known as MBZ, after two complaints were filed when he came to Paris on an official visit in November 2018.
New studies give more information about what treatments do and don't work for COVID-19, with high-quality methods that deliver reliable results.
He said the probe will look at what caused the fire as well as whether there were enough sailors on duty when it happened and the circumstances around why a fire suppression system was deactivated when the blaze broke out Sunday while the ship was docked undergoing maintenance. The uniformed head of the U.S. Navy said he intends to make the results public. We need to go through this, catalog it all and get an understanding of whether or not we had it right," he said.
Two people accused in the alleged racist assault at Indiana's Lake Monroe have been charged. Prosecuting Attorney Erika Oliphant said in the release that all criminal charges related to the incident have been filed, indicating Vauhxx Booker, the alleged victim, will not face charges. Sean Purdy is charged with criminal confinement, battery resulting in injury and intimidation, all felonies.
A meth kingpin convicted of killing five people has become the third person this week to be executed by the US government. Former Iowa chemistry student Dustin Honken, 52, was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 4.36 pm, according to the Bureau of Prisons. Mr Honken's death sentence on Friday followed the executions of Daniel Lewis Lee and Wesley Purkey.
Goldberg told Yahoo News' “Skullduggery” podcast that she is frustrated by people who “hold themselves up as free speech defenders and yet also are kind of willing to proscribe the speech of people that they really disagree with. So one of the things that has really frustrated people about Bari, for example, is her attitude towards pro-Palestinian speech and towards the advocacy of causes that I think she [Weiss] holds in contempt. Goldberg expressed sadness over the bullying, saying she doesn't know how Weiss tolerated it.
Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., confirmed Thursday night that won't be seeking re-election to Congress this year. Amash also retweeted a report from The Detroit News that said he wasn't campaigning for re-election. In April, Amash said in an interview with Reason magazine that he didn't intend to return to his congressional campaign because he was focused on running for president.
HOUSTON–When health officials quietly removed nearly 3,500 COVID-19 cases from the official Texas total on Wednesday, it launched a deluge of conspiracy theories about inflated and unreliable data in the midst of a surging pandemic. The 3,484 removed cases were diagnosed using FDA-approved antigen tests. The FDA has said positive results from antigen tests are “highly accurate,” and can be used to diagnose current COVID-19 infections.
Democrat Joe Biden on Friday hammered President Donald Trump's approach to reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting billions more in funding may be needed to educate children safely. A five-part plan released by Biden's campaign argued that children can only return to the classroom after summer recess once more measures are taken to stop the novel coronavirus and prepare schools for the risks. That could include as much as $34 billion more in federal aid than even Biden's Democratic Party has already proposed to help school districts make modifications for social distancing, protective equipment, sanitation and upgrading internet broadband, Biden's campaign said.
Repentant bandits in Nigeria's north-western state of Zamfara are being offered two cows for every AK-47 they surrender. It is an attempt to encourage them to give up a life of crime and live a normal life as responsible citizens, Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle said. Motorcycle-riding armed bandits have been terrorising the state.
They're arguably the most indispensable institutions in our communities, and scarcely one month before classes are set to begin we're finally getting around to discussing whether students will be able to return to campus — and really only because districts in Los Angeles and San Diego announced earlier this week that their schools will remain closed indefinitely, and because the White House and the Orange County Board of Education have staked out the opposite position. In other words, we're being forced into a discussion that should have started the moment students were sent home in March.
The Border Patrol's parent agency said Friday that it fired four employees and suspended 38 without pay for inappropriate social media activity following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked members of Congress and migrants. The investigation began in July 2019 after posts surfaced in a secret Facebook group called “I'm 10-15. They questioned the authenticity of images of a migrant father and child dead on the banks of the Rio Grande River and depicted doctored images of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez purporting to perform a sex act on President Donald Trump.