Letter to Governor asking to not set a date for reopening campuses.
Letter to Governor asking to not set a date for reopening campuses.
Three Florida men were fatally beaten and shot while on their way to fish in a remote area late Friday night, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. During a media briefing near the scene on Lake Streety Road on Saturday morning, Judd identified the victims as Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27. The three men had been friends for years, Judd said, adding the families of the victims gave police permission to release their names.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called Kayleigh McEnany “Karen” in response to an insult the Press Secretary made against her in a White House briefing. At a press briefing on Thursday Ms McEnany branded Mayor Lightfoot “the derelict mayor of Chicago” when answering a question on police brutality. Hey, Karen.
For Davey, a resident of the city of Huntington Beach in southern California, the requirement to wear a mask to curb the spread of coronavirus is not something he takes seriously. "It's a hoax," the 51-year-old told AFP as he exited a clothing store maskless, referring to a state rule that people in most public places wear face coverings. "The more you test people, the more you come up with new cases," he said, echoing words from President Donald Trump as he attempted to explain the record number of infections recently recorded in California and several other states.
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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered more good news Saturday in the state's ongoing fight battle against COVID-19 while expressing his dismay over the growing number of cases in the nation's hot spots. The latest statewide New York numbers continued to decline, with the number of hospitalized patients down by 22 on Friday compared to the day before. Another 94 New Yorkers were discharged from hospitals, boosting that figure to 72,064 statewide, Cuomo said.
Goldberg told Yahoo News' “Skullduggery” podcast that she is frustrated by people who “hold themselves up as free speech defenders and yet also are kind of willing to proscribe the speech of people that they really disagree with. So one of the things that has really frustrated people about Bari, for example, is her attitude towards pro-Palestinian speech and towards the advocacy of causes that I think she [Weiss] holds in contempt. Goldberg expressed sadness over the bullying, saying she doesn't know how Weiss tolerated it.
New studies give more information about what treatments do and don't work for COVID-19, with high-quality methods that deliver reliable results.
Jared Siskin/Getty Images The National Museum for African American History and Culture removed a chart listing "whiteness" attributes after receiving criticism from Donald Trump Jr and conservative media. The chart listed "hard work," "respecting authority," and "objective, rational linear thinking" as some of the attributes of "white dominant culture, or whiteness." Donald Trump Jr. criticized the graphic earlier this week, tweeting: "These aren't 'white' values.
He said the probe will look at what caused the fire as well as whether there were enough sailors on duty when it happened and the circumstances around why a fire suppression system was deactivated when the blaze broke out Sunday while the ship was docked undergoing maintenance. The uniformed head of the U.S. Navy said he intends to make the results public. We need to go through this, catalog it all and get an understanding of whether or not we had it right," he said.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Charges against a Las Cruces police officer who is accused of killing a man during a traffic stop in February were increased from involuntary manslaughter to second-degree murder Thursday when New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his office would be taking over the case. The maximum possible sentence for involuntary manslaughter is 18 months; second-degree murder carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. Christopher Smelser stands accused of killing Antonio Valenzuela, 40, on February 29 after placing him in a vascular neck restraint.
Federal law enforcement officers sent to quell demonstrations in Portland, Oregon last night used tear gas on hundreds of protesters at the city's federal courthouse. It comes amid an escalating row with the federal government over the need to impose “law and order” on the streets, with the city's mayor at odds with the Department of Homeland Security. The demonstrations that began after the killing of George Floyd have continued in Portland for more than six weeks, with clashes between protesters and law enforcement sometimes erupting into violence and damage to property.
The United States, with more than 3.6 million confirmed cases, is still seeing huge daily jumps in its first wave of COVID-19 infections. The United States reported a daily global record of more than 77,000 new infections on Thursday, while Sweden has reported 77,281 total cases since the pandemic began. U.S. President Donald Trump and his followers have resisted a full-throated endorsement of masks and have been calling for a return to normal economic activity and reopening schools despite the surging cases.
Comet Neowise has dazzled stargazers this week, but its surprise appearance highlights one of Earth's greatest vulnerabilities. NASA discovered the comet hurtling towards Earth three months ago, but only because one of its space telescopes got lucky. Comet Neowise, a 3-mile-wide chunk of space ice, is rocketing past our planet, creating a spectacle in the night: a brilliant ball of white light with long, colorful tails.
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.
And while masking up is now more widespread in Spain and Italy than in the U.S. — 84 percent of Spaniards and 83 percent of Italians say they always cover their faces in public, versus 59 percent of Americans — it wasn't that way back in April, when the pandemic was peaking there. Even now, fewer people say they always wear masks in the U.K. (19 percent), France (53 percent), Sweden (2 percent), Denmark (2 percent) and Norway (4 percent) than in the U.S. Germany and America are roughly tied at about 60 percent. Rather, the difference is that Europe's springtime lockdowns worked and America's, broadly speaking, did not.
A "wartime state" has been declared in Urumqi, the capital of China's western Xinjiang region, after a spike in cases of coronavirus. Officials on Saturday said 17 new cases had been recorded and strict measures on movement had been imposed. Although the figure appears low, China has recorded very few significant outbreaks since Covid-19 emerged in the city of Wuhan late last year.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Friday that she thinks it's no coincidence that Georgia's governor filed a lawsuit against her over her city's mask law a day after she said President Donald Trump violated it during his visit Wednesday. This filing of a lawsuit is simply bizarre, quite frankly,” Bottoms, a Democrat, said in an interview with NBC's “Today” show. Bottoms noted that Savannah implemented a mask order on July 1 and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's hometown of Athens instituted one on July 8.
Former middle school principal Jamaal Bowman has toppled 16-term U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel in New York's Democratic primary in another upset victory for the party's insurgent wing. A political novice who has never held public office before, Bowman, 44, was a progressive African American challenger who said Engel, the 73-year-old chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, had lost touch with his economically and racially diverse district. Bowman declared victory in the race on June 24, a day after the primary election.
The USA TODAY Fact Check team is dedicated to verifying claims and fighting misinformation. Here's a list of recent fact-checks related to face masks: Do they work? While ear loop and cloth face masks do not protect the wearer from contracting COVID-19, they do protect against spread to others.
A Republican senator has come under fire for suggesting Hispanic people in his state are less likely to wear masks and follow social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic. Thom Tillis, the junior senator for North Carolina, said during a virtual town hall on Tuesday that he had concerns about “less consistent adherence” with public health guidelines among the Hispanic population. “Just wear the mask out of respect,” Mr Tillis said, in an audio clip posted online by Democratic super PAC American Bridge.