Pizzi was the first woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge.
Pizzi was the first woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge.
Dozens of wildfires in Oregon have forced the evacuation of more than 500,000 residents, prompting Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to declare a state of emergency Friday as two massive blazes converged at the doorstep to his city. Today, I issued a City of Portland Emergency Order due to the extreme wildfire conditions threatening lives and property, including wildfire threats to the City of Portland and the greater Portland Metropolitan area. While scores of wildfires have erupted over the past weeks in Oregon, two of the largest, the Beachie Creek and Riverside fires, appeared about to merge, forcing the evacuation of portions of Clackamas and Marion counties.
Parts of Louisiana hit hard by Hurricane Laura have been left fighting off hordes of mosquitoes so vast they are killing farm animals by biting them in huge numbers. The animals are dying from the sheer number of bites, which leave them anemic and bleeding under the skin, as well as from the exhaustion caused by constantly moving to avoid the insects. According to Dr Craig Fontenot, a vet in the city of Ville Platte, the “vicious little suckers”, pushed out of marshes by the huge storm, have already claimed some 300-400 cattle, as well as a few horses.
A New York student was arrested after repeatedly going to to school on days he was scheduled for online learning, officials say. Maverick Stow, a student at William Floyd High School in Long Island, went to campus Thursday despite his suspension for going to campus on a day he was supposed to be attending remote classes, according to the William Floyd School District. The high school of 3,000 students is offering a hybrid of online and in-person classes to abide by social distancing requirements.
An unidentified photographer breached Joe Biden's Secret Service perimeter this afternoon as the candidate boarded his charter plane in Pennsylvania. The Democratic presidential nominee and his wife, Jill, were walking up the plane staircase from their motorcade at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport when a man with a camera made his way onto the small airport tarmac, around the plane's rear and under its left wing to join the group of credentialed press corps traveling with Biden who were watching the couple board. Soon after reaching the area under the plane wing, the man was intercepted by a Secret Service agent and physically removed.
Dr. Anthony Fauci privately said President Donald Trump's attention span was "like a minus number," according to Bob Woodward's new book. Fauci also told an associate that Trump's "sole purpose is to get reelected," Woodward wrote. Trump has a rocky relationship with Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious disease, because of their differing views on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
The four officers charged in the killing of George Floyd are now blaming one another for his death, The Washington Post reported. Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and second-degree murder. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The US Navy has cancelled a planned flyover of New York City intended to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks amid widespread criticism. The flyover was announced on Twitter by the city's emergency notification system late on Thursday. A US Navy F-18 Super Hornet jet was scheduled to fly south down the Hudson River towards the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at an altitude of 2,500ft at 3.30pm.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assigned official government work to one of his top advisers through his wife, Susan, who used a private email account to relay his requests, according to newly released testimony. The spouse of a Cabinet member would not be expected to have a government email account if they are not employed by the government. But Susan Pompeo's influence over official personnel and activities at the State Department, as a private citizen, has raised concerns on Capitol Hill and within the department.
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner thinks President Trump's coronavirus admissions should land him in prison. In a Thursday appearance on SiriusXM's The Dean Obeidallah Show, the MSNBC legal analyst gave an incredibly harsh assessment of Trump's interviews with veteran reporter Bob Woodward. Trump's insistence in March that he wanted to "play down" the coronavirus threat despite knowing its deadliness "upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder," Kirschner said, breaking down the pieces of the alleged charge step by step.
Hundreds of firefighters battled two large wildfires Friday that threatened to merge near the most populated part of Oregon, including the suburbs of Portland, and the governor said dozens of people are missing in other parts of the state. The state's emergency management director, Andrew Phelps, said officials are “preparing for a mass fatality event” and that thousands of structures have been destroyed. Gov. Kate Brown said more than 40,000 Oregonians have been evacuated and about 500,000 are in different levels of evacuation zones, either having been told to leave or to prepare to do so.
Democratic candidate Kevin Van Ausdal, who was running against Republican QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene, has announced he would be dropping out of the Georgia congressional race due to “personal reasons”. I am resigning from my race against Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Mr Van Ausdal said in a statement on Friday. I am deeply saddened by the personal and family reasons that prevent me from continuing on as a candidate for Georgia's 14th Congressional District.
A woman wearing only a white towel ran into a gas station in Utah “very upset and visibly shaking,” officers wrote in court documents. The woman told police she escaped from the Days Inn across the street in St. George after she had an argument with her boyfriend at a bar on Sept. 7, according to police. Joseph Folland, 36, allegedly beat the woman with his fists when they got to the room, restrained her hands with duct-tape and taped her mouth shut after she cried out for help, Tiffany Atkin, a spokeswoman for the St. George Police Department, told McClatchy News.
More than 600 students at the University of Alabama have been sanctioned — including 33 who were effectively suspended — for violating rules intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases on campus, a school spokesman said Thursday. The university had issued 639 individual student sanctions as of Tuesday as the university tries to clamp down on gatherings that could spread the virus, spokesman Shane Dorrill said. Thirty-three students have been suspended from campus while their cases proceed, he said.
The US West Coast has the worst air quality in the world due to wildfire smoke across California, Oregon, and Washington. Research has linked particulate matter from wildfires to heart and lung problems, increased hospital visits, and worse flu seasons. The EPA recommends residents stay indoors with filtered air, keep physical activity levels low, and wear an N95 respirator if they have to go outside.
Swedish architect Thomas Sandell devised a space that allows guests unparalleled access to the wildlife of the region Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
Donald Trump traveled to the memorial of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to mark the anniversary of 9/11. He praising troops in the United States' conflicts that followed the terror attack in 2001 and said all faiths came together in the days and weeks after to rebuild. The US Navy was forced to cancel a flyover of New York to mark the 19th anniversary after it was branded as tone deaf and insensitive, while the Trump administration was accused of withholding $4 million in funding for a 9/11 FDNY health programme.
Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents, along with U.S. diplomats and other dignitaries gathered in Doha on Saturday for the start of historic peace talks aimed at ending decades of war that have killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians in Afghanistan. "It took hard work and sacrifice to reach this moment, and it will require hard work and sacrifice to keep it alive, and to take advantage of it so that the talks result in a durable peace." "I urge you to engage the representatives of all Afghan communities - including women, ethnic and religious minorities, and the victims of your country's long war."
Two men got into a fight at a Florida Keys strip club Thursday night. When the fight was broken up, one of the men, 35-year-old Charles Thomas Schneider of Pompano Beach, hopped into a Jeep SUV and drove off. The vehicle actually belonged to the man he fought minutes earlier, Luis Alvarez, according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib said in a tweet Friday that Amazon called the police on her and Rep. Debbie Dingell after they showed up at a Michigan warehouse to check on workers' safety. The Democratic lawmakers, both from Michigan, had come at the request of workers and the company itself, and were waiting for more than an hour, Tlaib said. Tlaib and Dingell have previously raised concerns about worker safety and called for a federal investigation into Amazon's warehouse safety practices.