Aurora police say "standing down" multiple times was the right thing to do.
Aurora police say "standing down" multiple times was the right thing to do.
Bernie Sanders on Sunday denied any big concerns with Joe Biden's presidential campaign, in contrast to a recently published article in the Washington Post. Appearing on Ali Velshi's morning MSNBC show, Sanders said Biden "is in an excellent position to win" but can't simply campaign against Trump. Sanders, a 2016 and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, has publicly encouraged Biden to reach out to Latinos and younger voters.
The Almeda fire is one of more than 2,000 wildfires that have burned through the western United States in the past weeks, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes from Colorado to California and Oregon, and enveloping millions in choking, toxic smoke considered hazardous to breathe. In Oregon, the fires have blazed through more than 1 million acres, and the National Weather Service issued a “red flag warning” Sunday, warning that winds of 40 mph could “likely contribute to a significant spread" of fires in southern Oregon.
Several broadcasters won't send camera crews inside Donald Trump's indoor campaign events in Nevada over concerns that staff could be exposed to coronavirus. CNN's Brian Stelter, whose network will not be covering the president's indoor rally on Sunday with its own camera crew, reports that news outlets have been forced to make “tough decisions about how to keep their staffers safe” while the president flouts public safety guidelines by increasing the risk of transmission among large groups at his indoor events. “Major TV networks have decided not to send their camera crews inside, because they feel it will not be safe enough,” he said.
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli was sentenced on Sunday to nine months' community service and her mother was ordered jailed for 16 months for tax evasion on earnings from her international career. The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model, now a popular TV personality in Israel, had pleaded guilty to tax offences under a plea bargain that also included her mother and agent, Tzipi Refaeli. Israel tax authorities accused the two of evading paying taxes on income of about $7.2 million.
Oregon Fire Marshal Jim Walker resigned on Saturday after Oregon State Police placed him on paid administrative leave earlier that day. While the state police did not give a reason for his leave, sources close to the situation say the police chief lost confidence in Walker's ability to handle the wildfire crisis in Oregon. Walker's replacement will be former Chief Deputy Mariana Ruiz-Temple.
Colorado on Saturday sued the US Postal Service and its postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, seeking to prevent the mailing of official notices to all Colorado residents that the state says contain false and misleading statements about voting in the November election. The USPS notices, which encourage residents who plan to vote by mail to request ballots early and send them in advance of the November 3 election, runs counter to how mail-in voting is conducted in Colorado and could confuse and disenfranchise voters, the state argues in a lawsuit filed in federal court. The state is asking the court to issue an order to block the mailers.
An Australian optometrist has been disqualified for tampering with eye prescriptions in an apparent attempt to undermine a colleague. A tribunal in Adelaide found that Ashok Bhoola tampered with 410 prescriptions. Many were returned as a result.
Pakistani police on Sunday said they have arrested one of two suspects in the rape of a woman who was dragged from her car and attacked in front of her children after her car broke down on a desolate highway in central Punjab province. As she waited, police said two attackers broke her car window, dragged her outside and raped her in front of her terrified children. Chief of the criminal investigation wing of the Punjab police, Atif Nazeer, said the arrest of one of the men was made after security tracked phone records and collected forensic evidence from the scene near the eastern city of Lahore.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk blasted Bill Gates, saying "he has no clue" about the viability of electric trucks. Musk was responding to a Twitter user who asked how he felt about Gates' declaration that electric vehicles weren't practical for long-haul journeys. Gates wrote in the August post: "Electricity works when you need to cover short distances, but we need a different solution for heavy, long-haul vehicles."
The wildfires in the western U.S. have produced a smoke cloud that covers almost 1 million square miles and has traveled 1,300 miles, as shown in the above NASA satellite image. The cloud was clearly visible from 1 million miles away and so thick that it obscured the view of California and the northern Pacific Ocean, as seen in the below images.
The editor of a respected science magazine has strongly condemned the president, as it emerged he had intentionally played down the threat posed by the coronavirus. As the number of infections in the US passed 6.5m and the number of fatalities approached 200,000, excepts of a new book by Bob Woodward revealed the president privately was aware of the seriousness posed by the virus and the pandemic it had triggered. “This is deadly stuff,” the president told Mr Woodward in February, one of 18 he had with the veteran reporter and exposer of the Watergate scandal, for his new book, Rage.
Fox News contributor Karl Rove, senior adviser to President George W. Bush, joins Paul Gigot on 'The Journal Editorial Report.
Russians went to the polls on Sunday in regional elections that could prove a test for President Vladimir Putin and the ruling United Russia party. The president's approval ratings have sunk to historic lows this year amid a struggling economy, while protests continue in Russia's far east and neighbouring Belarus. The votes for governors and local councils are also being held in the shadow of the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who remains in a German hospital after suddenly falling ill in Siberia last month.
This week, the U.S. State Department downgraded its travel warning for Mexico. The news comes less than two weeks before the current border closure agreement between the U.S. and its southern neighbor is set to expire. Instead, the State Department is listing Mexico's new status as Level 3 "Reconsider travel," along with specified advisories for individual regions.
Bryant "Corky" Messner, the Republican candidate for US Senate in New Hampshire, made controversial remarks about Chinese students in video footage obtained by Insider. Messner suggested encouraging Chinese students to study the liberal arts instead of "hard sciences," or to outright ban them from studying in the US. Several Chinese and Chinese-American college students in New Hampshire criticized his remarks, telling Insider that it was "dangerous rhetoric for people who look like me or people who have family or friends who are Chinese."
Parents in Williamson County, Tennessee are suing their local school district and superintendent over a district mask mandate, The Tennessean reported. In Williamson County, roughly 30 minutes south of Nashville, a group of parents filed a lawsuit on Friday that claimed the school district is denying "substantially equal education opportunities available to other students in the state" according to the complaint reported in The Tennessean. The complaint asks for a declaration that the district's mandate is "beyond the authority granted to local school boards," noting that a "significant number of school systems within the State does not have a mask mandate in effect."
Two sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles are in critical condition following a shooting in Compton, California on Saturday. Surveillance footage captures a suspect walking up to the deputies' parked patrol car and firing into the passenger side window before running from the scene. Here is what we know so far: Officials called the shooting an “ambush” after a suspect fired into a patrol car, injuring two deputies – a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman – on Saturday night.
Oman hopes this new strategic path taken by some Arab countries will contribute to bringing about a peace based on an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and on establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital, read the statement. In some ways, most Arab countries have little to lose in normalizing relations with Israel, said Karen Young, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. They make this concession — if it's a concession — to the Trump administration, then it's good for them.
China's Mars probe Tianwen-1, which blasted into space in July, is now more than 15 million kilometers (9 million miles) from Earth en route to the red planet, the National Space Administration said Saturday. The administration said that Tianwen-1 was in stable condition, having completed its first mid-course orbital correction last month. It will be about 195 million kilometers (118 million miles) from Earth when it arrives at Mars around February, having traveled 470 million kilometers (292 million miles) in all to get there.
A tropical depression moving across the Gulf of Mexico has strengthened into Tropical Storm Sally and is threatening Florida with heavy rain, weather forecasters said Saturday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm would bring heavy rain to the Florida Keys as well as southern and western parts of the state. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 40 mph (65 kph) with higher gusts.