More than 20 Tennessee counties are no considered to be in the "Red Zone" of COVID-19 cases.
More than 20 Tennessee counties are no considered to be in the "Red Zone" of COVID-19 cases.
The Republican silence on what's happening in Portland is jarring: If you've followed American politics over the last 10 years, you might be surprised that Republicans are more outraged at Liz Cheney than they are federal armed agents that just tear-gassed a city's mayor. It's easy to understand in our current politics why elected Republicans aren't speaking out against the Department of Homeland Security forces in liberal, urban Portland. One party believes that discrimination of Blacks and Latinos exists (between 80 and 90 percent of Democrats say this); the other party doesn't (just 15 to 26 percent of Republicans).
Joe Raedle/Getty Images A Miami Black Lives Matter protest organizer is facing felony charges after he was accused of stealing flags from a car during a "Cubans for Trump" caravan. Jonathan Gartrelle is being charged with two felonies; strong-arm robbery and escape, as well as misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer without violence and obstructing a public street, according to the Miami Herald. Gartelle told the Miami Herald that the charges were "overblown," adding, "Their goal is to have me in jail for two weeks, get beaten up by some officers, and distract from the movement."
Amid the ongoing cultural reckoning over Confederate statues, the Sierra Club announced on Wednesday that it will consider renaming or pulling down monuments dedicated to its founder, the iconic conservationist John Muir. Muir, who was known as “the father of our national parks” and a “wilderness prophet,” founded the Sierra Club in 1892. “As defenders of Black life pull down Confederate monuments across the country, we must also take this moment to reexamine our past and our substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy,” Brune wrote.
Chinese state media reported that the US had given China 72 hours to close it. The State Department said the closing was ordered to protect American intellectual property and Americans' private information. China painted the decision in light of strained US-China relations, claiming the US "has repeatedly stigmatized China," and vowed to retaliate if the US did not reverse its order.
Taiwan's parliament passed a proposal Wednesday to rebrand the island's largest airline to avoid confusion with carriers on the Chinese mainland. China Airlines (CAL) is frequently mistaken for Air China -- the mainland's national carrier -- and there have long been calls to rename it or make it more clearly Taiwanese. The self-ruled island has sent medical aid overseas as a diplomatic gesture of goodwill, often on China Airlines aircraft, sparking some public confusion abroad over where the shipments had come from.
Army officials at Fort Hood on Tuesday released the name of another soldier from the post who died after he was found unresponsive last week near a lake. Mejhor Morta, 26, of Pensacola, Florida, is one of at least four Fort Hood soldiers whose bodies were found near the post this year. Fort Hood officials said in a statement Tuesday that the soldier was found Friday in the vicinity of Stillhouse Lake, about 20 miles from Killeen in Bell County.
Two of the British ISIS terrorists dubbed the “Beatles” further incriminated themselves in the mistreatment of Western hostages in Syria, including Americans Kayla Mueller and James Foley, in interviews obtained exclusively by NBC News. In the interviews, the two men, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, for the first time admitted their involvement in the captivity of Kayla, an aid worker who was tortured and sexually abused before her death in 2015. Kotey said, "She was in a room by herself that no one would go in."
Rudy Giuliani has once again posted misinformation about Rep. Ilhan Omar on social media, sharing a meme that falsely claimed the congresswoman was seen at a terrorist training camp. The president's personal lawyer tweeted a debunked meme that included a photo of a woman holding a gun, along with a caption that falsely claimed the woman was Ms Omar (D—Mn). The meme spread across far-right corners of the web last year, despite the photo having been taken three years before the Somali-American congresswoman was born.
The Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmers.
Accusing federal agents of illegally detaining peaceful demonstrators here, the state of Oregon went to court Wednesday and presented the case of a 29-year-old named Mark Pettibone. “I was terrified when an unmarked van stopped near me and men in military fatigues jumped out and approached me without identifying themselves,” he said in written testimony describing how the agents nabbed him in downtown Portland in the early hours of July 15 and took him into a federal courthouse for questioning. U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman said he believed the account and that the agents had no probable cause to arrest Pettibone, a Portland resident.
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed agreement with President Trump's plan to deploy federal police to the city during a Wednesday evening phone call with the president, according to the mayor's office. Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to send 200 officers to Chicago, which recorded an abnormally high number of shootings over the past two months, to quell the surging. The unrest in Chicago differs in kind from that in Portland, Ore., which has seen continuous rioting and destruction of city and federal property over the same period.
“More people are gonna die,” Rebekah Jones wrote to her mother and sisters on Facebook. It was April 26, a warm spring Sunday in Tallahassee, Fla., and she was just finishing work at the Florida Department of Health, where she was managing the state's much-praised coronavirus dashboard, which she had also created. The exchange marked the beginning of an exceptionally turbulent period for Jones, who was demonized by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a rogue employee while also being celebrated by his detractors as a brave truth teller willing to stand up to political power.
A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. He was given a two-year suspended sentence. Bruno Dey was convicted of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder by the Hamburg state court, news agency dpa reported. Because he was only 17, and later 18, at the time of his alleged crimes, Dey's case was heard in juvenile court.
Bill Gates criticized the US coronavirus response, calling the current state of the outbreak in the US "an ugly picture." Gates has been actively involved in the government's coronavirus response since the beginning of the outbreak in the US through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates on Wednesday discussed the state of the US coronavirus response, saying the current state of infections and deaths is "an ugly picture."
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday called on law enforcement to find and punish those responsible for an arson attack on the family home of a prominent anticorruption activist known for criticising top officials and businessmen. Vitaliy Shabunin's house was hit by an explosion that triggered a fire in what his organisation called an assassination attempt and part of a sustained intimidation campaign to stop its activities. "The culprits must be found and punished," Zelenskiy said in a statement.
Kellyanne Conway went on Fox News Wednesday morning to heap praise on her boss for what news anchors have been calling his “new tone” in the previous day's coronavirus task force briefing—his first in several months. “I think it was incredibly important for the president of the United States to provide information to the public, not confrontation with some press people there who were asking questions that had nothing to do with the development of vaccines and therapeutics,” Conway said, perhaps alluding to the question about alleged sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell that prompted Trump to admit he's met her “numerous times over the years” and to say, “I wish her well.” When the White House counselor started lecturing “all those people out there who are resisting wearing a mask,” telling them, “you'll get your liberties back sooner if you wear your mask,” MacCallum cut in to press her on why it's taken so long for the president to arrive at this messaging.
The shipyard presiding over the renovations on the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard when it caught fire July 12 was awarded a $10 million contract modification for their efforts with firefighting and follow-on cleanup. The contract with General Dynamics NASSCO San Diego was among those announced Wednesday in the U.S. Defense Department's daily roundup. The fire, which broke out July 12, began in the lower vehicle storage area amidships and damaged 11 of the Bonhomme Richard's 14 decks, according to a letter to all Navy flag officers and master chiefs obtained by Defense News.
An agent with the Transportation Security Administration discovered an assault rifle, hollow point bullets and high-capacity magazines concealed in the lining of a checked bag at Newark International Airport on Monday. The bag belonged to a man from East Orange, New Jersey who was found waiting at the departure gate with a companion, according to a statement from the TSA. Both were arrested by Port Authority police officers, though the TSA did not state whether either person was charged.
Even after tear gas choked downtown Portland in the early hours of Tuesday, Riots Ribs kept the food coming. A volunteer, who has been camped outside the Multnomah County Justice Center since demonstrations against police brutality began more than 50 days ago, slathered barbecue sauce on the meat cooking just a few yards from federal forces trying to push back protesters. Despite the surrounding chaos, the young woman in charge of Riot Ribs' social media account took a moment to tweet.
A video from 2015 has emerged in which Donald Trump directs reporters to "Ask Prince Andrew" about Jeffrey Epstein's private island. The encounter with reporters took place before Mr Trump entered the 2016 presidential race at that year's CPAC conservative conference. During a question and answer session with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Mr Trump was asked what he thought of former President Bill Clinton.