Found abandoned, Buggy the bulldog is now an internet celebrity.
Found abandoned, Buggy the bulldog is now an internet celebrity.
A homeless man died of a spinal injury 10 days after he was goaded into doing a backflip for $6, the Las Vegas police said. The police arrested a 28-year-old man who they say had livestreamed the entire incident and could be heard telling viewers he offered the man cash for the stunt. Keonte Jones was booked into a local jail on Tuesday on a felony charge of willfully disregarding a person's safety, according to the police.
WASHINGTON - The federal government is processing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewals, but not accepting new applications for the deportation relief program, adding to a mix of confusion over President Donald Trump's intentions on immigration. The Supreme Court ruled last month that Trump wrongly tried to shut down DACA, as the Obama-era program is known. But the court's justices also left room for Trump to try another route to kill the program, which Trump has said he'll do.
The United States shattered its daily record for coronavirus infections on Thursday, reporting more than 77,000 new cases as the number of deaths in a 24-hour period rose by nearly 1,000, according to a Reuters tally. The loss of 969 lives was the biggest increase since June 10, with Florida, South Carolina and Texas all reporting their biggest one-day spikes on Thursday. More than 138,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, a toll that experts warn will likely surge following recent record spikes in case numbers and an alarming rise in hospitalizations in many states.
Screenshot/Fox News Ed Mullins, the head of the NYPD sargeants union, appeared on Fox News on Friday via remote video with a mug placed behind him emblazoned with the symbol of a far-right conspiracy theory. Mullins refused to say whether the mug was his or whether he endorses the QAnon conspiracy in a call with Business Insider. "Our country is falling apart, New York City is in crisis, and the only thing the news media is concerned about is a mug," Mullins told Business Insider on Friday.
New York City has reached a major milestone in its COVID-19 fight. Once the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City will move to its final phase of reopening on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Friday. Malls, gyms, and cultural institutions will remain closed, as will indoor dining, but most other businesses can reopen with appropriate social distancing measures.
Kentucky businessman and Democrat Party stalwart Jerry Lundergan was sentenced on Thursday to 21 months in prison for making illegal contributions to the failed U.S. Senate campaign of his daughter, former Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Prosecutors said Lundergan, 73, orchestrated a scheme to funnel more than $200,000 in illegal contributions to Grimes' 2014 campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell. They alleged he either paid for campaign services directly and didn't seek reimbursement or paid costs through a co-defendant, Dale Emmons.
While the Orange County Department of Education is mandated to exist because of the state education code, now may be the time to look at what its board really does. The OCDE does some administrative things, but I never really figured out what the governing board actually did. Maybe we don't need this board at all.
An Ohio man who died due to complications from COVID-19 has drawn criticism for his staunch refusal to wear a mask earlier in the pandemic. Richard Rose III, an Army veteran who spent nine years in the United States Army according to his obituary, died on July 4. Rose's death gained notoriety on social media after expressing that he was “not buying a (expletive) mask” less than three months before his death.
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.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel the United States, Las Vegas seems to be operating business as usual. “I would say in the last month we've been completely overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and our hospital is running out of space,” one Las Vegas emergency room doctor, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of professional retaliation, told The Daily Beast on Friday. One of the states that loosened coronavirus restrictions in May, Nevada has set records for new cases throughout July.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Trump was “like a man who refuses to ask for directions” in ignoring scientific advice on how to respond to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. At her weekly news conference in the nation's capital, Pelosi, D-Calif., again called on Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase supplies of personal protective equipment for health care workers treating COVID-19, which as of Thursday afternoon had killed at least 137,000 Americans and infected more than 3.5 million people here.
Taiwanese officials in Hong Kong have been told their visas will not be renewed unless they sign a document supporting Beijing's claim to Taiwan under its "one China" policy, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The move comes after Taipei criticised a new security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing, and opened an office in Taipei this month to help people who may want to leave the Asian financial centre. Several Taiwanese officials at its de facto Hong Kong consulate who were due to renew their visas have been asked by the city's government to sign the document, a senior Taiwan official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Prosecutors are going after people scamming the Payment Protection Program, which is designed to give coronavirus relief loans to small businesses. According to a new indictment from federal prosecutors in California, a man fraudulently obtained nearly $9 million in loans and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on gambling. A California man was arrested Thursday and charged with lying on his applications to receive nearly $9 million of coronavirus relief loans — and then spending "hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulently obtained loan proceeds" at gambling establishments.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft has taken the closest ever image of the sun. The spacecraft launched on February 9, 2020, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Solar Orbiter is on a mission to study space weather and the sun's mysterious polar regions.
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.
Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said Dr. Anthony Fauci was being 'quite generous' in his description of the Trump administration's COVID-19 response across the country.
Sudan says River Nile water levels have dropped as a reservoir behind Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance dam has filled up, hitting out at "any unilateral actions taken by any party". Egypt has also demanded "quick official clarification" from Ethiopia. Both Sudan and Egypt are downstream, and fear the large dam will greatly reduce their access to water.
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.
Florida's former top coronavirus data scientist filed a whistleblower complaint Thursday against the Health Department, accusing the agency of firing her in retaliation for refusing to manipulate data to support the push to reopen Florida after months of quarantine. The complaint by former agency data manager Rebekah Jones targets Gov. Ron DeSantis directly. "These efforts to falsify the numbers are a pattern and practice in Florida government that goes on to this day," Jones' Tallahassee attorney, Rick Johnson, said in a statement.
Donald Trump has shaken up his campaign staff amid falling poll numbers less than four months before the US presidential election, replacing his campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran Republican operative Bill Stepien. The New York District Attorney's office has told Donald Trump's legal team to "bring it on" in regards to their challenge to a subpoena for access to the president's tax returns. Meanwhile, China has accused the US of "gangster logic" after Mr Trump ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status in US law in response to Beijing's imposition of new security legislation on the territory.