Tuesday will be sunny with patchy clouds and warm with a bit more humidity.
Tuesday will be sunny with patchy clouds and warm with a bit more humidity.
A 12-year-old Black boy was suspended from school and visited by the sheriff's office after he was seen holding a toy gun in his online class, multiple reports say. A teacher saw Isaiah Elliott, who had been playing with a friend, and notified school officials after she wasn't sure whether or not it was a toy, according to the sheriff's report. Elliott's father told Fox 5 San Diego that as an African American it was "frightening and upsetting" to have law enforcement arrive over the issue.
When Golda Barton called 911 on Friday for help calming down her 13-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum, she expected a crisis team to de-escalate the situation. Barton says her son has injuries to his shoulder, both ankles, intestines and bladder. “He's a small child,” Barton said, according to the station.
Republican President Donald Trump, accused by Joe Biden of putting lives at risk in his handling of the coronavirus, on Monday called his Democratic rival "stupid" and demanded an apology for what Trump called anti-vaccine rhetoric. Trailing in national opinion polls as the U.S. death toll from the virus approaches 190,000, Trump unleashed a broad attack against both the former vice president, his opponent in the Nov. 3 election, and Biden's running mate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. Trump has said that a vaccine against the virus would be ready in record time, perhaps before the election, raising questions about whether political pressure might result in the deployment of a vaccine before it is safe.
The family who set off a firework during a gender-reveal gathering that sparked a huge blaze in southern California could face charges and multi-millon dollar fines, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has said. Cal Fire confirmed in a statement on Sunday evening that the El Dorado blaze in Yucaipa — which officials say has torn through some 8,600 acres of land and was only 7 per cent contained on Monday — was started by a smoke generating "pyrotechnic device", used during “a gender-reveal party”. Gender-reveal parties are gatherings where parents expecting a baby hold an event to reveal its sex to family and close friends.
The influencer Charly Jordan posted a tearful TikTok on Sunday in which she said she'd tested positive for COVID-19 when she arrived in Rwanda. The travel influencer said that people in hazmat suits had "dragged" her away from her friends when the test came back after a few days and that she was put in isolation in a hotel room. "I'm not with anyone I know, and I'm in f---ing Rwanda, Africa, and I don't know how long I'm going to be here, and they won't tell me anything," she said.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris spoke with Jacob Blake on Monday, telling the 29-year-old who was shot in the back by Kenosha, Wis. police that she was proud of him. Blake “told Sen. Harris that he was proud of her, and the senator told Jacob that she was also proud of him and how he is working through his pain,” lawyer Ben Crump said in a statement. Harris spoke with Blake, who is in the hospital with massive internal injuries and is paralyzed below the waist after the shooting, via phone while meeting with some of his family in the airport after she landed.
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, said Trump once leered at Cohen's teenage daughter in 2012. Cohen said he, his daughter, and Trump were at his New Jersey golf club when Cohen caught Trump staring at his daughter. Business Insider has contacted the White Houes for comment on the claims.
One of three major wildfires tearing through Califonia this weekend was caused by a gender reveal party. A "smoke generating pyrotechnic device" sparked the El Dorado Fire in Yucaipa, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) said. The fire has so far burned 7,050 acres.
Getty/Thomas Patterson Graphic video was posted on Twitter on Labor Day by Oregon Public Broadcasting. "Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered in Oregon City on Labor Day for a planned vehicle rally," Jonathan Levinson and Sergio Olmos reported. "The rally's organizers did not lead the caravan into Portland, as happened at the previous week's event.
The House passed a $3.4 trillion package in May and the White House doesn't want the price tag to top $1 trillion, maybe $1.5 trillion. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky. and other top Senate Republicans have been scrambling to round up votes for a narrow economic stimulus package they could put on the floor and hammer Democrats for opposing," Politico reports, but their "gambit may fall short," since "McConnell doesn't even have 51 votes for the Republican proposal, according to GOP senators and aides, let alone the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster."
An ACLU Kentucky communications associate criticized Transylvania University on Saturday for accepting Nick Sandmann, the high school student who sued major news outlets for their coverage of a controversial interaction he and several of his classmates had with a Native American activist. Does anyone else think it's a bit of a stain on Transylvania University for accepting Nick Sandman [sic]? I'm sure it's a “both sides” defense, but it's pretty counter to their mission and another instance of there not actually being equal sides to an issue,” ACLU's Samuel Crankshaw said in a Facebook post first uncovered by Jonathan Turley.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump tweeted that Rochester was among cities that had “bad nights,” while Mayor Lovely Warren commended activist leaders, police and community elders on a night of calm protest Sunday. The president's tweet does not accurately reflect the course of events in the city Sunday night, which saw no arrests or injuries despite a group of nearly 1,000 people marching to the Public Safety Building. A police statement thanked a group of elders for "keeping the protest safe."
Dozens of people were rescued from a blaze in California's Sierra National Forest on Tuesday, according to the California Army National Guard, as wildfires continued to sweep the tinder-dry state. Heavy smoke made it impossible for helicopters to land and remove about 50 people trapped by the Creek Fire earlier Monday, the Fresno Fire Department said in a tweet. But the first of three helicopters deployed Tuesday morning was successful in reaching 13 people at one of several remote campsites, Col. David Hall, commander of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, told NBC's "TODAY" show.
There's little to no relevant research on how this period of physical isolation could affect adults' social skills, but experts doubt it's had a significant impact on most. When Christina Juan met a friendly couple while walking her new puppy, she asked them their dog's name. "My social skills have definitely regressed" from having so few physical interactions during the coronavirus pandemic, Juan, a 33-year-old researcher in Washington DC, told Insider.
Apple's rumored AirTags accessories have entered production, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review. AirTags are said to be small, Tile-like Bluetooth trackers designed to help users find lost items using their iPhone. The report comes as Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone and other products this month.
Because there is no room for error when handling the remains of a service member returning to the United States after being killed in combat. You should strive for perfection. The helicopter landed, and my anxiety spiked.
Indian and Chinese troops appeared to exchange warning shots along their disputed border in Ladakh on Monday, the first time firearms have been used by soldiers from the neighbouring superpowers since 1975. China claimed on Tuesday that Indian soldiers had opened fire to ward off a unit patrolling in a contested mountainous region. Zhao Lijian, a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, said: “It is the first time since 1975 that peace on the border of the two countries was broken by gunshots.”
Hobby Lobby is facing renewed backlash for its long history of controversies following a display that appeared to endorse Donald Trump in the 2020 election in one of its stores. The image, originally posted on Twitter on Sunday, caused a stir on the platform, leading to fresh debate about the morality of the crafting company. In the photo, which user Kari Brekke claimed was taken in a Hobby Lobby store, three shelves of letters spell out “USA VOTE TRUMP”.
A couple from Bay Ridge, NY, an enclave in Brooklyn, was pulled from a city ferry and handcuffed after they refused to comply with the New York state mask mandate. For more than an hour, the man and woman held up the boat after they refused to disembark at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The pair insisted that they had medical conditions preventing them from using face coverings mandated to prevent the spread of COVID-19, yet they failed to show officers any proof, and the man reportedly smoked a cigarette during much of the encounter.