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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.
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.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday boasted that the increased presence of federal agents in Chicago over the past few weeks helped contribute to a 50 percent drop in murders, a claim that the city's Democratic mayor sharply disputed. Barr appeared in Chicago for a news conference alongside other federal law enforcement officials to tout the impact of Operation Legend, an initiative to crack down on violent crime through surges of federal agents in various U.S. cities. Republican President Donald Trump has made "law and order" a theme of his campaign for re-election on Nov. 3.
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.
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.
The U.S. is drawing down its military forces in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000, the top commander in the Middle East said Wednesday. The move is in keeping with President Donald Trump's pledge to cut the number of U.S. military personnel deployed overseas. "This reduced footprint allows us to continue advising and assisting our Iraqi partners in rooting out the final remnants of ISIS in Iraq and ensuring its enduring defeat," Gen. F. McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said in a speech in Baghdad.
Indian and Chinese troops were facing off on Wednesday, barely a few hundred meters apart, in a remote Himalayan region where shots were fired for the first time in decades, Indian officials said. The nuclear-armed neighbors have accused each other of firing in the air during a fresh flare-up in the Ladakh region on Monday, violating long-standing protocols to avoid using firearms along their undemarcated borders. "The situation is tense," an official in New Delhi said, adding that Indian and Chinese troops were squaring off in close proximity in at least four locations south of the Pangong Tso lake that both lay claim to.
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.
A top adviser in the Department of Health and Human Service tried to get Dr. Anthony Fauci to parrot a political message on coronavirus instead of a scientific one, emails obtained by Politico reveal. Paul Alexander, a senior adviser to HHS' assistant secretary for public affairs Michael Caputo, reportedly tried to shape Fauci's public medical advice via the National Institutes of Health's press office. Alexander's emails touched on everything from mask wearing to COVID-19 testing, and often "contradict mainstream science while promoting" the Trump administration's positions, Politico writes.
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.
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.
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.
President Trump "held another fake press conference/campaign rally at the White House where he pretended that everything's great as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage," Seth Meyers said on Tuesday's Late Night. The story "is such a perfect window into the reality-distortion machine on the right," Meyers said, "because even Fox News — whose own national security reporter, Jennifer Griffin, confirmed the story — has sought to undercut it" to "serve the president's agenda." Yes, Trump held a 45-minute Labor Day press conference "where he launched an attack against leaders of the U.S. military, he launched more insults at Joe Biden, and he even launched something from his nose," Jimmy Fallon showed at The Tonight Show.
The shootings are now the focus of a plea bargain offering the soldier three months of community service — a deal that has come under fierce criticism from the victims and their families. It also revived accusations by Palestinians and human rights workers that Israel's military justice system is hopelessly biased and creates an atmosphere of impunity for soldiers suspected of violent crimes against Palestinians. While the soldier has claimed he mistook the victims for attackers, and any indictment of a soldier is extremely rare, the proposed deal is now being reviewed by the Israeli Supreme Court.
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.
Two weeks ago Dave Feinberg, owner of Cutters Edge, a knife and blade sharpening shop in Clifton, New Jersey, posted a sign — really a handwritten note — that read "Speak English or Pay $10 Extra." "I did it out of frustration," Feinberg said. Feinberg said he put the sign up following a visit by a potential customer who couldn't, or perhaps wouldn't, speak English.
Donald Trump, in a remarkable admission, says he publicly downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus – but only in an attempt “to reduce panic.” “If you said in order to reduce panic, maybe that's so,” the president said when asked about comments he made to journalist Bob Woodward for a coming book. Mr Trump told reporters he told Mr Woodward one thing and the American people another because being honest in public would mean “you're going to have bigger problems.”