Host Damon Amendolara provides a mix of the latest sports news and controversy
Host Damon Amendolara provides a mix of the latest sports news and controversy
US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns over climate change on a visit to fire-ravaged California, telling an official "I don't think science knows" about global warming. "It'll start getting cooler, you just watch," Mr Trump said after he was urged not to "ignore the science". Blazes in several states have burned vast areas of land and killed at least 36 people since August.
An American woman has been accused of causing a COVID-19 outbreak in a German town after going on a bar crawl while showing symptoms, according to multiple outlets. The unnamed 26-year-old, who works at a hotel for US armed forces and their families in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, was tested on September 8 and told to quarantine until the results were ready, reports said. However, she went out to a series of bars, including a karaoke bar, local media reported.
A New York City man was arrested early on Wednesday after he was injured in a fire at his apartment, where authorities later found chemicals that could be used to make bombs and instructions on how to make them, police said. Marak Squires, 37, was charged with reckless endangerment, and was held in a New York City jail without bond pending a hearing, a police spokesman said. About 60 firefighters were called to his apartment in the Astoria neighborhood in the Queens borough on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
According to a new CDC report, roughly 0.03% of coronavirus cases in kids and teens under 21 have been fatal so far — very few deaths. It's another stark indicator that racism is the biggest reason that Black and brown Americans have a higher likelihood of dying from the coronavirus. According to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, very few children who've gotten sick with the coronavirus have died.
The U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan was in Pakistan on Monday to express his gratitude for Islamabad's role in helping launch the much-awaited negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan representatives, the Pakistani military said. The historic negotiations kicked off over the weekend in Qatar, a Middle East nation where the Taliban have maintained a political office for the past several years. The start of negotiations was the latest in a flurry of diplomatic accomplishments by the Trump administration ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.
The police in Sacramento, California, fatally shot Robert Coleman, an 88-year-old Black man, on Saturday. Days later, it was discovered that Coleman was a former member of the police department, The Sacramento Bee reported. Coleman held several positions at the department from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.
An Algerian appeals court upheld the conviction of a journalist on Tuesday in what rights campaigners called a new crackdown on dissent aimed at preventing the revival of mass protests that toppled veteran ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika last year. The Hirak popular protest movement brought thousands of Algerians to the streets for weekly demonstrations, which continued even after Bouteflika quit and a new president was elected in December. A judicial source and a rights group that defends detainees said the appeals court had upheld the conviction of journalist Khaled Drareni on charges which include threatening national unity and "inciting unarmed gatherings".
Donald Trump took questions from uncommitted voters at an ABC town hall event broadcast last night, covering topics from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic to restoring “law and order” – as well as systemic racism. Mr Trump is currently polling at around 10 per cent among Black voters. The president then cited black home ownership, income and unemployment, reflecting that pre-pandemic US under his watch was “the best single moment in the history of the African-American people in this country,” before Mr Day tried to bring him back to the question.
Japan's parliament has elected Yoshihide Suga as the country's new prime minister, following the surprise resignation of Shinzo Abe. After winning the leadership of the governing party earlier this week, Wednesday's vote confirms the former chief cabinet secretary's new position. A close ally of Mr Abe, the new prime minister is expected to continue his predecessor's policies.
The importance, Roper said, is that just a year after the service completed an analysis of alternatives, the Air Force has proven it can use cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques to build and test a virtual version of its next fighter — and then move to constructing a full-scale prototype and flying it with mission systems onboard. This is not just something that you can apply to things that are simple systems” like Boeing's T-7 Red Hawk trainer jet, the first Air Force aircraft to be built using the “holy trinity” of digital engineering, agile software development and open architecture, Roper said.
Bahrain's interior minister said on Monday that normalising ties with Israel protects Bahrain's interests and strengthens its strategic partnership with the United States, amid an ongoing threat from Iran. "It is not an abandonment of the Palestinian cause ... it is to strengthen Bahrainis' security and their economic stability," minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said in a statement. Bahrain on Friday said it would normalise relations with Israel, following the path of the UAE who declared it would do the same a month ago, in moves forged partly through shared fears of Iran.
President Donald Trump called out his Democratic presidential rival, Joe Biden, for not implementing a national mask mandate, though Biden has no authority to do so as a candidate. "They said, 'We're going to do a national mandate on masks,'" Trump said Tuesday evening at an ABC News town hall. Biden has expressed support for universal mask-wearing, while Trump has shut down consideration of the idea.
A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control, said the single event has the power to undo much of the state's progress during the pandemic. The virus can become "the uninvited guest at every single wedding, party or event in Maine,” he warned.
A 20-year-old California man accused of charged with murdering an Italian police officer apologized in court Wednesday, saying he was “filled with remorse” and hoped one day the slain man's family would forgive him. Finnegan Lee Elder, who has been on trial in Rome since February along with a fellow American, asked the court for permission to make a spontaneous statement that, he said, he finally had summoned the courage to give. Elder said the night of July 26, 2019, when Vice Brigadier Mario Cerciello was fatally stabbed on a Rome street, was the worst of his life “because I took a man's life, I took a husband away from his wife, I broke a bond between brothers and I took a son away from his mother.”
Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that the president was surrounded by "overconfident idiots" from his 2016 campaign and that it "took him a while to figure out" which were loyal to him and his agenda. Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, first told journalist Bob Woodward that the president's "most dangerous" advisers were "overconfident idiots" and that Trump had "gotten rid of" many of them. Woodward reported that Kushner was referring to former Defense Secretary James Mattis, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and former economic adviser Gary Cohn, but Kushner denied that.
It's an extraordinary possibility - the idea that living organisms are floating in the clouds of Planet Venus. On Earth, phosphine is associated with life, with microbes living in the guts of animals like penguins, or in oxygen-poor environments such as swamps. For sure, you can make it industrially, but there are no factories on Venus; and there are certainly no penguins.
Delegations from Yemen's warring parties are due to meet in Switzerland this week for talks on a U.N.-backed prisoner exchange deal, which U.N. Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday he hopes will result in the release of some detainees. Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council that "logistical arrangements permitting" the talks would resume in Switzerland this week between the two delegations. "The parties committed to release conflict-related prisoners and detainees back in 2018 in Stockholm, and furthered their discussions to fulfill that commitment in Amman earlier this year," Griffiths told the council.
Had the hospital tested and treated me for COVID, my portion of the bill would have been a lot less, if not completely covered. Let patients make an informed choice I feel violated and bullied by a hospital system I want to be able to trust. Is it too much to ask that our health care providers tell us what tests they recommend, why they recommend those tests, the total price of the services, and how much we will be expected to pay with insurance and let us decide if we want the treatment?
Tamika Palmer's voice broke as she spoke about the city of Louisville, Kentucky's $12 million settlement and planned reforms after the killing of her daughter, Breonna Taylor, during a botched police raid. "As significant as today is, it's only the beginning of getting full justice for Breonna," Palmer said during a news conference on Tuesday. Standing right behind her was Benjamin Crump, an attorney nicknamed "Black America's attorney general" by civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton.