WBZ-TV's Paul Burton reports.
WBZ-TV's Paul Burton reports.
Kentucky's Attorney General pleaded with armed demonstrators to remain peaceful Saturday as opposing militia groups faced off in downtown Louisville. Some local officials are speaking out against the federal involvement: Baltimore and Philadelphia attorneys threatened to charge federal officers who assault or kidnap protesters; officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said federal agents should respect the city's police reforms, and Seattle's mayor called the use of federal agents “frightening.
President Donald Trump got just about as introspective as he's capable of getting during an interview with Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy this week at the White House. “There are times when I love it,” Trump said with a smile. “Too much sometimes, right?” After getting his social-media guru Dan Scavino to confirm his current total number of followers, the president boasted about his “very big voice” in the face of “fake news,” adding, “It's been very important for me.”
Live At The Bike/YouTube Professional poker player Susie Zhao, who played under the moniker of "Susie Q," has been found dead in a park in Michigan, according to multiple reports. The 33-year-old's badly-charred body was identified via a distinctive tattoo and fingerprints, according to the Casino.org news site. Police are treating her death as a homicide, the outlet added.
A college professor who had been slammed by his own university for "vile" and "hateful" statements was found dead inside his North Carolina home, less than two weeks before his planned retirement, authorities said Friday. University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Mike Adams' death was discovered after a friend who hadn't seen or heard from him "in a couple of days" called the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office on Thursday and asked that deputies check on him, sheriff's Lt. Jerry Brewer told NBC News. "It is with sadness that we share the news that the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation involving Dr. Mike Adams, professor of criminology," the university said in a statement on Thursday.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders called Tesla CEO Elon Musk a "hypocrite" and "pathetic" over his tweet disparaging another government stimulus package. "Another government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people imo," Elon Musk said on Twitter on Friday. Musk on Friday said only direct payments should be included in a new relief bill.
More than 40 countries accused North Korea on Friday of illicitly breaching a United Nations cap on refined petroleum imports and called for an immediate halt to deliveries until the end of the year, according to a complaint seen by Reuters. The 15-member U.N. Security Council imposed an annual cap of 500,000 barrels in December 2017 in a bid to cut off fuel for North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. But in a complaint to the U.N. Security Council North Korea sanctions committee, 43 countries - including the United States, Britain and France - said they estimated that in the first five months of this year Pyongyang had imported more than 1.6 million barrels of refined ...
A Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military on a visa application she submitted so she could work in the U.S. was booked Friday into a Northern California jail and was expected to appear in federal court Monday. Sacramento County jail records show Juan Tang, 37, was being held on behalf of federal authorities after she was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service. The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against Tang and three other scientists living in the U.S., saying they lied about their status as members of China's People's Liberation Army.
US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has given a speech rejecting a colleague's apology after he allegedly used a sexist slur in an argument. The New York City Democrat took to the House floor to accuse Republican Ted Yoho of accosting her on the steps of the US Capitol on Monday. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who is often a target of conservatives, said the words showed a "pattern" of bad behaviour by men.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer and a soon-to-be father of twins has died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday. The city's mayor has ordered all flags in the city to be lowered in honor of Officer Valentin "Val" Martinez. Police said Martinez was expecting twins with his domestic partner who is 20-weeks pregnant.
The Wisconsin Republican party has called for a federal investigation of a fatal shooting on Thursday, to ascertain whether it was motivated by animosity towards Donald Trump. Bernell Trammell, a 60-year-old African American man who was a well-known figure in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, was shot and killed at around 12.30pm on Thursday. Trammell, who ran a business called eXpressions Journal in Riverwest, regularly displayed signs on political and religious matters, including support for Trump as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, according to those who knew him.
The White House's coronavirus task force coordinator is imploring Americans to change their behavior "now." Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator of President Trump's coronavirus task force, spoke to Today on Friday as new COVID-19 cases have continued to climb in the U.S. and especially in Texas, California, and Florida. "I just want to make it clear to the American public: what we have right now are essentially three New Yorks with these three major states," Birx said.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed Wednesday morning, making it the seventh named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and breaking the record for earliest "G" named storm on record. This is on the heels of 2020 already setting records for the earliest "C," "E" and "F" named storms. The average date for the seventh named storm is Sept.
Mint Images A Pre-K-7 private school in North Carolina notified parents that a staff member had tested positive for the coronavirus a few days after it reopened for in-person teaching. The school stated that the staff member had been present at the school for training on Monday and interacted with at least 16 students, according to NBC affiliate WRAL. The News & Observer reported that a spokeswoman stated the school would disinfect the classrooms with a Clorox Total 360 machine and resume in-person classes on Friday.
A Chinese researcher who took refuge from U.S. authorities at China's consulate in San Francisco is now in American custody and is expected to appear in court on Monday, U.S. Justice Department officials said. According to court filings in U.S. District Court in San Francisco this week, Juan Tang, who worked at the University of California, Davis, falsely claimed on her visa application that she had not served in the Chinese military. She was charged with visa fraud on June 26.
Patricia McCloskey's handgun was inoperable when she brandished it to ward off demonstrators who had congregated on her front lawn, but a St. Louis prosecutor ordered crime lab technicians to reassemble the gun in working order and then attested that it was “readily capable of lethal use” in charging documents filed against McCloskey. McCloskey has stated that the handgun she used was inoperable, which under Missouri law would exonerate her from the charge of unlawful use of a weapon. However, assistant circuit attorney Chris Hinckley wrote that the gun was “readily capable of lethal use” when charging McCloskey on Monday, a St. Louis NBC affiliate reported.
Alabama prisons have used ”cruel and unusual punishment” on inmates by allowing correctional officers to perform routine beatings, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said following an investigation. “Our investigation found reasonable cause to believe that there is a pattern or practice of using excessive force against prisoners in Alabama's prisons for men,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the department's Civil Rights Division said. An investigation of 13 Alabama prisons found that 12 of them had correctional officers using excessive, and sometimes deadly, force on inmates that violated their Constitutional rights.
A group of more than 100 Christian pastors, religion professors and other advocates is urging the Democratic National Committee to adopt a party platform that's friendlier to abortion opponents. In a letter organized by the anti-abortion group Democrats for Life and set to be sent Friday, the group of Christians calls on the Democratic Party to rescind its platform's support for ending restrictions on federal funding for abortion. Last year, Joe Biden, the Democrat's presumptive presidential nominee, shifted his position to back an end to restrictions on government funding for abortion.
Fauci's comments came as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 4 million. Fauci said in an interview with CNN's David Axelrod Thursday that the companies behind vaccines told him they "would have doses to the tunes of tens of millions early in the year, and up to hundreds of millions as we get well into 2021." "The timetable you suggested of getting into 2021, well into the year, then I can think with a successful vaccine — if we could vaccinate the overwhelming majority of the population — we could start talking about real normality again," Fauci said.