The main sticking point is potential layoffs.
The main sticking point is potential layoffs.
In early August, more than 460,000 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on Sturgis, S.D., for a 10-day celebration where few wore facial coverings or practiced social distancing. A month later, researchers have found that thousands have been sickened across the nation, leading them to brand the Sturgis rally a “superspreader” event. “The Sturgis Rally was one of the largest in-person gatherings since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States,” said Joseph J. Sabia, one of the study's authors, a professor of economics and the director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies at San Diego State University.
The family who set off a firework during a gender-reveal gathering that sparked a huge blaze in southern California could face charges and multi-millon dollar fines, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has said. Cal Fire confirmed in a statement on Sunday evening that the El Dorado blaze in Yucaipa — which officials say has torn through some 8,600 acres of land and was only 7 per cent contained on Monday — was started by a smoke generating "pyrotechnic device", used during “a gender-reveal party”. Gender-reveal parties are gatherings where parents expecting a baby hold an event to reveal its sex to family and close friends.
The influencer Charly Jordan posted a tearful TikTok on Sunday in which she said she'd tested positive for COVID-19 when she arrived in Rwanda. The travel influencer said that people in hazmat suits had "dragged" her away from her friends when the test came back after a few days and that she was put in isolation in a hotel room. "I'm not with anyone I know, and I'm in f---ing Rwanda, Africa, and I don't know how long I'm going to be here, and they won't tell me anything," she said.
Getty/Thomas Patterson Graphic video was posted on Twitter on Labor Day by Oregon Public Broadcasting. "Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered in Oregon City on Labor Day for a planned vehicle rally," Jonathan Levinson and Sergio Olmos reported. "The rally's organizers did not lead the caravan into Portland, as happened at the previous week's event.
Smoke from the August Complex Fire in Mendocino is now blowing into the Bay Area and turning the sky yellow, even where you can't smell smoke.
The House passed a $3.4 trillion package in May and the White House doesn't want the price tag to top $1 trillion, maybe $1.5 trillion. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky. and other top Senate Republicans have been scrambling to round up votes for a narrow economic stimulus package they could put on the floor and hammer Democrats for opposing," Politico reports, but their "gambit may fall short," since "McConnell doesn't even have 51 votes for the Republican proposal, according to GOP senators and aides, let alone the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster."
A South Carolina police chief was stabbed in the face with an ice pick when he answered his door, officials say. Franco Fuda was in his Charleston-area home — on-duty, putting on equipment and wearing his uniform — when he heard someone knock on Monday, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in an incident report. That's when Fuda, chief of the Bonneau Police Department, saw a man in his front yard who had been on a “trespass notice” for his property, the report said.
Dozens of people were rescued from a blaze in California's Sierra National Forest on Tuesday, according to the California Army National Guard, as wildfires continued to sweep the tinder-dry state. Heavy smoke made it impossible for helicopters to land and remove about 50 people trapped by the Creek Fire earlier Monday, the Fresno Fire Department said in a tweet. But the first of three helicopters deployed Tuesday morning was successful in reaching 13 people at one of several remote campsites, Col. David Hall, commander of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, told NBC's "TODAY" show.
A California family used a pyrotechnic device for a gender reveal party, which sparked a massive fire on Saturday that burned more than 7,000 acres. In October, a grandmother died at a gender reveal party in Iowa when a piece of debris struck her in the head. Chahinian said he doesn't know any LGBTQ people who have hosted gender reveal parties because they reinforce labels that stifle individuals like him.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their latest coronavirus relief bill proposal as negotiations between the White House and Democratic leaders flounder. The GOP's funding package is estimated to cost around $500 billion, well below the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that passed in March, and there aren't too many surprises in it — the bill wouldn't provide any direct payments to individuals and it would halve the weekly unemployment boost that expired in July. It does include additional money for the Payroll Protection Program and liability protections for schools and businesses amid efforts to reopen during the pandemic.
A Wisconsin priest who condemned Catholic Democrats has the support of a Texas bishop. Father James Altman, pastor of St. James the Less Catholic Church, lashed out at Father James Martin, who participated in the Democratic National Convention. In a 10-minute video posted to YouTube, Altman called the priest a “hyper, confusing spreading heretic” and had harsh words toward Democrats.
JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that a number of its employees and customers may have abused the Paycheck Protection Program and other coronavirus stimulus programs. The New York-based bank said it is working with law enforcement in some cases, although in a memo sent to employees it did not state how many employees may have unethically misused the programs, or what exactly they did. The bank declined to comment beyond the memo.
A 12-year-old Black boy was suspended from school and visited by the sheriff's office after he was seen holding a toy gun in his online class, multiple reports say. A teacher saw Isaiah Elliott, who had been playing with a friend, and notified school officials after she wasn't sure whether or not it was a toy, according to the sheriff's report. Elliott's father told Fox 5 San Diego that as an African American it was "frightening and upsetting" to have law enforcement arrive over the issue.
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former fixer and personal attorney, claims his former client once said "only the blacks" could live in difficult conditions as the duo drove through a predominantly black neighborhood in Chicago. "Only the Blacks could live this way," Mr Cohen told NBC News in an interview to air later Tuesday to coincide with the release of his new tell-all book. Mr Cohen also contended to NBC that Mr Trump's longtime disdain for former President Barack Obama stems from the 44th commander in chief being both black and the country's first black president.
The case of a retired French couple who sold their house to settle into a Riviera villa only to find that it was occupied by a family, leaving them “homeless”, has triggered public outrage and calls to change the country's squatting laws. Henri and Marie-Thérèse Kaloustian, both 75, were looking forward to a peaceful retirement by the sea after selling their home in Lyon, southeastern France. After receiving threats from the father, they contacted the local gendarmerie who refused to throw the family out without a court order, reportedly telling the couple: “Sorry, squatters have all the rights.”
When Golda Barton called 911 on Friday for help calming down her 13-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum, she expected a crisis team to de-escalate the situation. Barton says her son has injuries to his shoulder, both ankles, intestines and bladder. “He's a small child,” Barton said, according to the station.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko could be about to give away his country's independence by signing an agreement on deeper integration with Russia, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin has for many years pushed for closer ties with Belarus under the auspices of a unified state, and raised the idea again last month. Lukashenko has in the past rejected such moves, accusing Russia of wanting to swallow up his country, but now faces protests and the threat of Western sanctions over an Aug. 9 presidential election which opponents say was rigged.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability. Six naked or nearly naked protesters – some with Black Lives Matter written across their backs – sat silently on the street facing Rochester's Public Safety Building on a rainy, chilly Monday morning. They wore "spit hoods," the mesh fabric bag that Rochester police used on Prude on March 23.
For the first time, a Black woman will lead Kentucky's Louisville Metro Police Department, which has been been heavily criticized since officers fatally shot Breonna Taylor in March. Mayor Greg Fischer announced on Monday that Yvette Gentry will serve as interim chief of the department, according to The Courier-Journal. Gentry is a former Louisville Metro Police deputy chief who retired from the force in 2014.
The straight-line distance between Washington, D.C., and Dover, Delaware, is less than 85 miles. Because there is no room for error when handling the remains of a service member returning to the United States after being killed in combat. In retrospect, I recall noticing the silence of the rest of the casket team.