Anderson and Abreu have both been sensational for the first-place White Sox.
Anderson and Abreu have both been sensational for the first-place White Sox.
As students nationwide kick off fall classes in a new virtual environment, one Black seventh grader in Colorado is waiting to find out if he will attend school again this fall at all. What started off as a normal day of virtual learning ended with the police being called on the 12-year-old boy because he was playing with a toy gun during virtual art class. Now the boy, Isaiah, has a record with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, and received a five-day suspension from the school and a mark on his school disciplinary paperwork saying he brought a “facsimile of a firearm to school” even though he never left his house.
The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire toward Israel the previous night that coincided with the signing of normalization agreements between Israel and two Arab countries at the White House. The barrage against Israel began Tuesday night just as the ceremony in Washington was getting underway to formalize the new agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The rocket fire continued overnight, with sirens sounding across southern Israel.
A Malaysian man says he found monkey selfies and videos on his missing phone a day after retrieving it in the jungle behind his house. The content - including footage of a monkey that appears to be trying to eat the phone - has been widely shared on social media since Zackrydz Rodzi posted it on Twitter. Mr Zackrydz, 20, told the BBC he realised his smartphone was gone when he woke up at around 11am on Saturday morning.
Fox News daytime host Sandra Smith seemed to have a different take when she spoke with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday and repeatedly grilled her on various instances during which Trump seemed to hurt his own case that—despite what you may have heard him tell Rage author Bob Woodward—he's actually been “up-playing” the coronavirus pandemic. The anchor began with Trump's claim that “herd mentality” would make the virus “disappear,” even without a vaccine. “Is the president going at it on his own with these forecasts or do the medical experts advising him agree with those forecasts?” Smith asked.
Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of trying to foment a revolution in Belarus, where it sent its defence minister for talks on military ties, in a sign that Moscow's support for embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was hardening. Mass protests since an Aug. 9 election marred by vote-rigging allegations have posed the biggest threat yet to Lukashenko, and the Kremlin's backing has become vital for his chances of extending his 26-year rule. The former Soviet state farm boss travelled to Russia on Monday for his first talks with President Vladimir Putin since the crisis began, coming away with a $1.5 billion loan to prop up his Soviet-style command economy.
A shocking satellite image shows five tropical cyclones churning in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. The image also captures smoke swirling across the US from historic wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) captured the image on Monday afternoon.
Slow vote count helps Trump Whether Trump has a good case or not, expect him to contest any loss through the middle of December, knowing there may be a second chance to swipe the election, thanks to the 1887 Electoral Count Act. By the simplest reading of the act, whoever is ahead on December 14 gets the electors and, with them, the presidency,” Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote in The Atlantic. Many analysts believe that President Donald Trump will appear to be ahead during the early vote-counting — a fact that creates an incentive for him to slow the counting as much as possible.
The final House Transportation committee report on the fatal design flaws of Boeing's 737 MAX—which killed 346 people in two accidents between 2018 and 2019—show the air disasters could have been avoided. The 239-page report, which was released Wednesday, is the product of an 18-month investigation that confirmed time and again that Boeing caved into “production pressure that ultimately jeopardized the safety of the flying public.” The committee cites competition with Airbus as a primary cause of cuts in costs to maintain the 737 MAX production, even though those shortcuts were fatal.
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.
Almost two-thirds of millennials and Gen Zers don't know that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and almost half can't name a single concentration camp, an alarming new survey on Holocaust knowledge has found. The survey demonstrated wide gaps in younger American's knowledge of the genocide while also showing a concerning 15% of millennials and Gen Zers thought holding neo-Nazi views was acceptable. The survey is the fifth in a series that looks at people's knowledge of Holocaust history worldwide as well as education around the genocide.
in January that she stopped promoting QAnon months earlier, saying it was "more hype than substance". That did not stop voters in Tuesday's primary race from referencing Ms Witzke's support for QAnon, with an 18-year-old, Maggie Kosior, telling AP that "She is a supporter of them and so am I". Ms Witzke is among several controversial candidates with ties to far-right conspiracy thinking, including businesswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who won a Republican primary in Georgia despite her support for QAnon.
Police in Panama say they have detained two Panamanian nationals who were travelling in a car carrying 79 packets of illegal drugs. Local media have identified one of the detained as the governor of Guna Yala, Erick Martelo. Panamanian President Nito Cortizo wrote on Twitter [in Spanish] that he was "committed to a zero tolerance policy towards any behaviour which goes against the ethics that all public servants have to adhere to".
The gynecologist at the center of a whistleblower complaint about hysterectomies being performed on detained women in Georgia without their knowledge or consent has been identified by NBC News. Lawyers for the detained women identified the man as Dr. Mahendra Amin, NBC News reported. Business Insider was not able to independently confirm.
A huge black creature has been spotted emerging from the murky rivers of remote northern Australia. It's a humpback whale, a long way from home. "It was like a Loch Ness monster kind of thing."
Top aides to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went before a Congressional panel on Wednesday to defend President Donald Trump's decision to fire the former State Department inspector general while he was investigating weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and allegations that Pompeo misused department funds. Trump abruptly fired Steve Linick from his position as the State watchdog on May 15, as he investigated the administration's decision to pursue billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia despite congressional opposition.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is struggling to win over Latino voters, made his first campaign appearance i Florida on Tuesday, at the opening of Hispanic Heritage Month. After being introduced by Luis Fonsi, the singer of the international hit, Biden said, "I just have one thing to say," before hitting play. Biden danced to the opening of the 2017 reggaeton sensation before switching it off and placing his phone back in his pocket.
Carbon dioxide emissions from plug-in hybrid cars are as much as two-and-a-half times higher than official tests suggest, according to new research. Plug-in hybrid vehicles are powered by an electric motor using a battery that is recharged by being plugged in or via an on-board petrol or diesel engine. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are sold as a low-carbon alternative to traditional vehicles and conventional hybrids - which cannot be recharged from an external source - and are proving increasingly popular.
Britain could surrender control over fishing waters around the Channel Islands in an attempt to resolve a key dispute in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, it has been claimed. The EU has floated the possibility of instating different fishing rights around the Channel Islands to those around the UK, allowing more access for French and Dutch vessels, the Telegraph understands. The proposal would likely involve less EU access to the Channel Islands' waters than it currently has, but more than if Britain had sole control.
Local election clerks in Michigan downloading absentee ballots for residents overseas were given ballots that listed Trump's Republican running mate as Jeremy Cohen, who is the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president, the Michigan Secretary of State's office said. Vice President Mike Pence wasn't on the ballot next to Trump. It was a “temporary error” that was fixed within 90 minutes Tuesday, said Tracy Wimmer, a spokeswoman for Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
AUSTIN, Texas – Two cranes in collided Wednesday morning a few miles north of downtown Austin, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, medics said. Footage posted by TV station KVUE showed two cranes tangled several stories above a building under construction in a rapidly growing neighborhood that includes residential, retail and office space. Austin-Travis County EMS medics reported 22 people were injured and that 16 were being taken to the hospital.