The school district will be remote until Nov. 4.
The school district will be remote until Nov. 4.
A federal intelligence alert from the FBI field office in Chicago, Ill., warned that about 30 gangs in the city have made a pact to shoot police officers if they draw their weapons in public, ABC 7 reported on Monday. Intelligence alerts are frequently distributed to law enforcement officials, especially if the alerts involve threats to an officer's safety. The alert states that Chicago gangs have agreed to “shoot on-sight any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public.”
A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a New York prosecutor from obtaining Donald Trump's tax returns while his lawyers continue to fight a subpoena seeking the records. Trump's lawyers had asked for a temporary stay while they appeal a lower-court ruling that granted Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office access to Trump's tax returns. A lawyer for Vance's office had argued that further delays would only impede their investigation.
Dr. Stephen Hahn, the embattled head of the Food and Drug Administration, offered an assurance Monday: Any vaccine for public use will be approved "on the basis of science and data." "We will not make that decision on the basis of politics," he said in an interview with "CBS Evening News." "That's a promise." Hahn made the pledge after a series of recent public missteps involving the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — two of the federal agencies critical to the U.S. coronavirus response — which have damaged their reputations at a time when they are needed the most, according to seven prominent doctors and scientists who spoke to NBC News.
Russian military aggression is on the rise against the U.S. — but President Trump has seemingly not responded to it. Russian warplanes are increasingly flying close to Alaskan airspace, forcing the U.S. to run interception efforts more often than it has in recent years. Russian fighter jets kept zooming within 100 feet of a U.S. Air Force bomber over the Black Sea, and a Russian helicopter recently hovered close to U.S. forces.
A Florida man who calls himself the "Antifa hunter" was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Monday for an online harassment campaign against two local anti-racism activists. Daniel McMahon, 32, used the fringe social-media site Gab to threaten a candidate for Charlottesville, Virginia's, city council. The candidate, a Black Lives Matter chapter leader, then exited the race, the AP reported.
Top White House officials rang the alarm bell during a call with the nation's governors on Monday, pleading with them to advise college presidents in their states to keep COVID-infected students on campus or risk another major outbreak. “We know that what happened across the South [in June] was primarily driven by 18-to-25 year olds, across the South, with asymptomatic spread,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The comments represent one of the most explicit acknowledgments to date that the White House's aggressive push to bring students back to campus this fall has created serious risks for increased COVID transmission.
The management of Hungary's prestigious University of Theatre and Film Arts resigned on Monday in protest over the imposition of a government-appointed board which they say will undermine the school's autonomy. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's supporters and pro-government journalists have long argued that after he won a third strong mandate in 2018, it was time for a shift in culture towards conservative values to end what they call the domination of the arts in Hungary by liberals and left-wingers. In power for a decade, Orban, a nationalist, has steadily tightened government control over various walks of Hungarian public life including universities, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and state media.
A family is mourning after a man was beaten to death Sunday during a suspected road rage incident on a Missouri interstate, police say. Witnesses told police the driver of the Dodge had gotten into a fight on the side of the road with the man in the other pickup before speeding west down the interstate and turning south onto DD, according to police.
Thailand's government has decided to delay the purchase of two submarines from China, withdrawing its request to parliament to include the sum for an initial payment in the fiscal year 2021 national budget. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri announced Monday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who concurrently serves as defense minister, had told the navy to delay the 22.5 billion baht ($723 million) purchase until fiscal year 2022. The government had sought to have 3.375 billion baht ($108 million ) included in the 2021 budget to cover the first of seven annual installment payments.
The family of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by deputies during a traffic stop over a bicycle code violation on Monday has demanded accountability and justice amid a fresh wave of protests. Family members say Dijon Kizzee was fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies after they attempted to stop him while he was riding a bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. Almost immediately after the incident, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in outrage, chanting for justice as they marched to the South L.A. Sheriff's Station on Imperial Highway.
Melania Trump's speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention backfired when people noticed how similar it was to one given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Trump's former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff wrote in a new book that Trump was not embarrassed by the scandal. After Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing a Michelle Obama speech for her address at the 2016 Republican National Convention, the future first lady wasn't embarrassed, according to her former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
In a live interview on CNN on Monday, Jacob Blake's father disputed President Donald Trump's account of the White House trying to get the Blake family on the phone. Less than an hour earlier, Trump said during a press briefing that he was unable to get in touch with the Blakes because "they wanted to have lawyers involved, and I thought that was inappropriate so I didn't do that." The White House senior communications adviser Ben Williamson tweeted: "The President was referring to the pastor of Julia Jackson — Jacob Blake's mother."
The United Arab Emirates asserted Monday that the U.N.'s highest court does not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Qatar alleging “discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens” amid a boycott by four Arab nations. Lawyers for the UAE want the International Court of Justice's judges to throw out the case for lack of jurisdiction. Lawyers for Qatar are due to respond on Wednesday.
Massachusetts Democrats on Tuesday will decide whether they want to position a young member of the fabled Kennedy family to join the U.S. Senate or stick with their incumbent, who has been in Congress for decades fighting to tackle climate change and reduce nuclear weapons proliferation. This primary election pits Representative Joe Kennedy III, 39, the grandson of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, against 74-year-old Senator Ed Markey, who has spent over 40 years in the House of Representatives and Senate. Kennedy presented his closing argument on Monday by taking a swipe at Markey's age, saying change will not come "by entrusting our future to the same people who built our past."
There were about 34,000 new cases of coronavirus and about 600 deaths on Aug. 31—decreases of about 12% and 30%, respectively, compared to two weeks ago. But the Midwest is an exception to the trend. It is the country's only region where daily case counts are rising in nearly every state—and in some in the area, like the Dakotas and Iowa, they're increasing dramatically.
President Donald Trump on Monday was grilled about why he has not condemned supporter Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged for murder after traveling across state lines to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, allegedly shooting three and killing two. Trump, however, defended Rittenhouse. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that the Trump administration and Senate Republicans have been discussing a possible revamp of coronavirus relief measures. The new bill will "hopefully" be unveiled next week, Mnuchin said.
Several Kenosha, Wisconsin, residents told Insider they were disappointed in law enforcement's response following the police shooting of Jacob Blake last week. During nights of civil unrest, parts of the city burned as armed citizens attempted to protect their properties from being destroyed. A Kenosha County Sheriff's Department spokesman told Insider its deputies were "severely outnumbered."
A lifelong angler experienced the “catch of a lifetime” after he reeled in a record-breaking flathead catfish from the Yellow River in Santa Rosa County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced in a news release. Lavon Nowling used live bait to catch the nearly 70-pound catfish, setting a Florida state record. “I've caught some good ones before this fish, but none of them were more than 54 pounds,” said Nowling, according to the release.
A video tweet from over the weekend showing long lines at the U-Haul in Manhattan went viral on Saturday, prompting a conversation about the number of people who are fleeing the city. Weekends in August are historically known to be busy moving times during the year, but according to a study by Redfin, New York City had the highest number of people looking for property in other cities during the second quarter of 2020. A video tweet from conservative news pundit Greg Kelly showing long lines outside of a U-Haul outpost in New York City went viral this past weekend, prompting online debate about an "exodus."