7 P.M. WJZ Severe Weather Update With Chelsea Ingram
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Wednesday the police officers who shot Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor should be charged and "let the judicial system work its way." Blake, 29, was shot seven times the back and paralyzed Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while he was trying to get into an SUV that held his three young children. Taylor, 26, was shot and killed March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky, after police forcibly entered her apartment.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday said moves by the U.S. government to place sanctions on its prosecutor were an attack on international justice and the rule of law. The court was responding after the U.S. government moved to blacklist ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda because she had launched an investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The sanctions are "unprecedented and constitute serious attacks against the Court, the Rome Statute system of international criminal justice, and the rule of law more generally," the world's permanent war crimes court said in a statement.
The family of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by deputies during a traffic stop over a bicycle code violation on Monday has demanded accountability and justice amid a fresh wave of protests. Family members say Dijon Kizzee was fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies after they attempted to stop him while he was riding a bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. Almost immediately after the incident, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in outrage, chanting for justice as they marched to the South L.A. Sheriff's Station on Imperial Highway.
The blast was equivalent to 50 megatons of TNT, making it nearly 1,500 times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined. For decades, footage of history's most powerful nuclear weapon was kept top-secret. Now, Russia is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the moments leading up to the detonation of that hydrogen bomb, known officially as RDS-220 and informally as Tsar Bomba.
More than $130,000 has been raised for a family in California after a photo of two young girls using the free WiFi in a Taco Bell parking lot to complete their school work went viral last week. In the photo, two girls can be seen sitting on the sidewalk outside a Taco Bell in Salinas, California, working on laptops as an employee crouches down in front of them. The faces of the girls in the photo are obscured, but the Salinas City Elementary School District identified the students after the photo began to circulate and "immediately provided the family with a hotspot," Richard Gebin, public relations officer for the district, told USA TODAY.
Representatives from Fox News, C-SPAN and NBC will moderate the upcoming debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The commission also announced Wednesday that USA Today's Susan Page will moderate the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City with Vice President Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris.
A data firm founded by Michael Bloomberg is forecasting twice as many mailed ballots this cycle than last cycle mostly by Biden supporters; Peter Doocy reports.
The federal government has hinted to states a COVID-19 vaccine may be ready before Election Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services "are rapidly making preparations to implement large-scale distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines in the fall of 2020," CDC head Robert Redfield said in a letter to governors last week. Therefore, the CDC is "urgently" asking states to start "expediting applications" for COVID-19 vaccine distribution facilities so they're "fully operational by Nov. 1, 2020," McClatchy first reported.
A Venezuelan businessman charged in Miami with laundering millions of dollars from oil contracts was gunned down Tuesday by a motorcycle assassin in Venezuela, according to authorities. Leonardo Santilli died from several gunshot wounds in what police described as a possible professional hit, authorities said. According to press reports, the businessman was inside his Toyota 4Runner SUV in a parking lot outside a pharmacy in the seaside city of Lecherias — east of Caracas — when his assailant approached the vehicle on a motorcycle around 5 p.m.
Claim: A photo shows accused shooter Kyle Rittenhouse's armed mother in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the night protesters were killed. A week after 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse arrived in Kenosha from Antioch, Illinois, and — according to criminal charges — shot and killed two people during a night of protests and chaos, a photo is circulating on social media purporting to describe how he got there. Rittenhouse was recorded on video on Aug. 25 carrying a rifle and saying it was his job to protect life and property.
President Donald Trump's attempt to make civil unrest a central theme of his re-election campaign has yet to boost his political standing, as most Americans do not see crime as a major problem confronting the nation and a majority remain sympathetic to anti-racism protests, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. The Aug. 31-Sept. 1 national opinion poll showed that 40% of registered voters support Trump, a Republican, compared with 47% who said they will vote for his Democratic opponent Joe Biden. Biden's lead is largely unchanged over the past three weeks during which both parties held conventions to nominate their candidates Trump and Biden for the presidency.
Wednesday is the anniversary of the formal Sept. 2, 1945, surrender of Japan to the United States, when documents were signed officially ending years of bloody fighting in a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. A: An abbreviation for Victory over Japan Day, marked by the United States and its allies in the war and by the Asian victims of Japan who won their liberation from years of atrocities and oppression. Others, including the United States, mark the day on Sept. 2, while the Philippines, China and Russia observe Sept. 3.
British expat teachers at international schools in Hong Kong are self-censoring in classes, changing curriculums and even considering resigning, fearing that they will fall foul of a severe national security law imposed by Beijing. Teachers interviewed by the Daily Telegraph described confusion and concern about how to operate in the classroom under the new law, which criminalises anything the authorities deem to be terrorism, secession, subversion, or foreign collusion, punishable by life in prison. The ruling Chinese Communist Party is seeking to bring Hong Kong under control after mass pro-democracy protests roiled the city last year, the latest in a series of flare-ups over recent years as demonstrators speak out against encroaching Beijing rule.
Supermodel and Project Runway host Karlie Kloss will appear at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday. Kloss is married to Joshua Kushner, the younger brother of Jared Kushner, a White House adviser. Supermodel Karlie Kloss, who is married to Jared Kushner's brother, will participate in a campaign event for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday.
Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 15 people and damaged scores of houses in Pakistan's scenic northwestern Swat Valley, a spokesman said Wednesday, as rescuers assisted residents in the port city of Karachi where last week's rains wreaked havoc that killed dozens. The latest floods-related fatalities were reported from the Swat region, a popular tourist destination where landslides overnight blocked a key mountain road, stranding scores of tourists who were being evacuated, said Taimur Khan, spokesman for a disaster management agency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Heavy monsoon rains hit parts of Pakistan last month, triggering flash floods in the country's financial capital of Karachi and elsewhere in southern Sindh province, killing at least 47 people there.
A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease official, said this week. Although two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end the trials weeks early if interim results are overwhelmingly positive or negative. The Data and Safety Monitoring Board could say, "The data is so good right now that you can say it's safe and effective,” Fauci said Tuesday.
New York City's public school system, the country's largest, reached an agreement on Tuesday that resolves union leaders' coronavirus safety concerns and pushes back the opening of classrooms for the new academic year by 11 days to Sept. 21. The agreement, which comes as school systems across the country wrestle with the pandemic and pressure from the Trump administration to reopen school buildings, would maintain the city's plan for a mix of in-class and remote learning. "What we've agreed to is to make sure that the health measures are in place, to make sure there is time for the appropriate preparation for our educators," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a briefing.
Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday issued new guidelines and restrictions on the FBI's ability to conduct surveillance of elected officials, candidates, and their staff members and advisers, saying such investigations must be "justified and non-partisan." The new rules, which involved requiring the FBI to consider briefing an official, candidate or adviser that they might be compromised by foreign governments before applying for a surveillance warrant, were part of department-wide changes to address problems in the early stages of the Russia investigation. Barr and President Donald Trump's Republican allies have been critical of the Russia investigation and on the FBI's surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser during the early stages of the probe.
Due to high demand for the all-electric Taycan, Porsche is borrowing 400 employees from Audi for at least two years to keep up production, reported German industry publication Automobilwoche. Porsche began delivering the Taycan, which starts at $103,800, in the US this year. It's competing in the growing segment of luxury electric cars that Tesla CEO Elon Musk pioneered.