Butte County sheriff IDs 3 more wildfire victims
Butte County sheriff IDs 3 more wildfire victims
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.
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.
A weeks-old anti-mask protest in Utah has become the source of online backlash after a TV news report detailing the rally went viral on social media. The protest, which drew hundreds to the Washington County School District building in St. George, was held Aug. 21 in opposition to a school mask mandate required statewide by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Washington County School District Director of Communications Steve Dunham expressed frustration at protesters, calling it "so dang selfish" that people wouldn't wear a mask in an effort to protect others.
Recent reporting that the president disparaged US troops have had little affect on his favorability among registered voters, according to two separate polls. A Monmouth University poll found 55% of registered voters believed President Donald Trump respected military troops and veterans at least somewhat. Meanwhile, 71% of registered voters thought the same of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Chief Le'Ron Singletary announced his retirement last week as part of a major shakeup of the city's police leadership but said he would stay on through the end of the month. Instead, Warren said at a news conference that she had permanently relieved him while suspending Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin and Communications Director Justin Roj without pay for 30 days following a cursory management review of the city's role in Prude's death.
A Texas woman who received nearly $2 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was arrested Tuesday by federal authorities on fraud allegations. Lola Shalewa Barbara Kasali, of Houston, was charged with making false statements to a financial institution, wire fraud, bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement. Officials say Kasali, 22, allegedly submitted two fraudulent PPP loan applications for two businesses — Lola's Level and Charm Hair Extensions — and claimed to have several employees and large payroll expenses.
California and 19 other states on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to weaken curbs on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, saying the widespread West Coast wildfires should be a reminder of the dangers posed by climate change. U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit California on Monday to be briefed about its devastating wildfires, while Democratic rival Joe Biden plans a speech on the matter from Delaware, bringing climate change to the forefront of the presidential campaign. "Our climate emergency is increasingly a public health emergency.
As the UAE and Bahrain sign their historic treaty normalizing diplomatic ties with Israel at the White House on Tuesday, further evidence is emerging that attitudes are shifting across the Arab world towards Israel. And one of them is in Saudi Arabia, a regional rival to the UAE. A recent sermon from one of Saudi Arabia's leading clerics called for Muslims to avoid, quote "passionate emotions and fiery enthusiasm" towards Jews.
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.
An American lawyer told an extradition hearing in Britain for Julian Assange on Monday that the WikiLeaks founder faces decades in prison if he is convicted on spying charges in the United States. U.S. prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Australian on 17 espionage charges, and one of computer misuse, over WikiLeaks' publication of secret U.S. military documents a decade ago. Attorney Eric Lewis, appearing as a defense witness, said the scope of the indictment pointed to “a very aggressive approach to sentencing on the part of the government.”
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.
Averting a potential teacher strike, New York delays school – but stays on track to reopen buildings About 100 Bernards Township School District parents in upscale Basking Ridge, a suburb of New York City, protested the delay of in-person instruction about a week before the district started all students with virtual learning on Sept. Bernards won't open classrooms and shift to a hybrid schooling model until at least Oct. 1 because it needs time to meet state guidelines for holding in-person classes. That includes figuring out staffing and facility safety and obtaining protective gear for teachers, according to the district's reopening plan.
The U.S. Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump's long-time friend Roger Stone, a spokeswoman confirmed. "We welcome the review," Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. The review by the department's inspector general comes after Aaron Zelinsky, a career prosecutor, told lawmakers during a congressional hearing in June that his office received "heavy pressure from the highest levels of the Department of Justice" to ease its sentencing recommendation for Stone, a political ally of the president.
Black people have been overrepresented on death rows across the United States and killers of Black people are less likely to face the death penalty than people who kill white people, a new report found. The report from the Death Penalty Information Center is a history lesson in how lynchings and executions have been used in America and how discrimination bleeds into the entire criminal justice system. It traces a line from lynchings of old — killings outside the law — where Black people were killed in an effort to assert social control during slavery and Jim Crow, and how that eventually translated into state-ordered executions.
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.
CNBC host Jim Cramer called Nancy Pelosi “Crazy Nancy,” while interviewing her on Tuesday, echoing president Donald Trump, who has repeatedly mocked the house speaker using that name. Cramer made the remark during an interview with the house speaker on Tuesday morning, while he questioned her about the likelihood of a new coronavirus relief package being approved soon. The house speaker briefly laughed and told Cramer: “But you just did, but you just did,” before she then agreed that she knew what the host meant with the remark.
"We're here to protect the American public and we're going to do very significant work with the company to figure out if there's a significant safety issue or not," FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said during an Instagram Live interview with Republican U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. Enrollment in the British drugmaker's global trials of the vaccine, which it is developing with researchers at Oxford University, was paused on Sept. 6, after a participant in its U.K. trial had a serious side effect thought to be a rare spinal inflammatory disorder called transverse myelitis. Reuters on Monday reported based on sources that the U.S. trial was still on hold pending FDA and safety panel investigations.
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that “the specter of famine” has returned to conflict-torn Yemen and for the first time singled out Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait for giving nothing to this year's $3.4 billion appeal. Mark Lowcock told the U.N. Security Council that famine in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, was averted two years ago because donors swiftly met 90% of the U.N.'s funding requirements, enabling humanitarian agencies to increase monthly aid from 8 million to 12 million people and save “millions of lives.”
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.
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.