Drone video will help provide more in-depth detail of damage caused by storms.
Drone video will help provide more in-depth detail of damage caused by storms.
President Trump walked from the White House to a stage on the South Lawn to give his Republican National Convention acceptance speech Thursday night, turning "the People's House" into "a partisan prop like no politician has ever done before," Michael D. Shear writes at The New York Times. "Previous presidents have sought to carefully navigate the propriety of mixing campaigning with governing," Shear noted, and while a few have announced their re-election campaigns from inside the White House, none has used it for such an "overtly political event," with "live crowds flanked by giant Jumbotrons on either side of the White House, serving as immense campaign billboards."
Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a Kenosha police officer and paralyzed from the waist down. "He can't go anywhere," but the 29-year-old Black man was handcuffed to his hospital bed and deputies were standing guard in his room, his father told the Chicago-Sun Times. After an incident in May, Blake was charged with felony sexual assault as well as disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors, court records show.
Elon Musk confirmed on Thursday Tesla was the target of a failed, "serious" ransomware attack. The US Department of Justice on Tuesday charged Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov with trying to bribe an employee at a Nevada-based company to install malware for him, offering $1 million in return. The DOJ didn't name the company in its complaint, but Electrek reported it was Tesla on Thursday.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump Getty Images/Salon Progressives are raising alarm over new poll results from CBS News out Tuesday, which suggest the Democratic Party's courting of moderate so-called "Biden Republicans" while sidelining popular progressive proposals and voices has not so far resulted in a groundswell of support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden from disaffected GOP voters. In a poll taken between August 20 and 22, after the Democratic National Convention wrapped up last week, CBS found that just 5% of self-identified Republicans said they plan to vote for Biden in the November election; 93% said they were planning to vote for President Donald Trump.
An Iranian has been sentenced to nine years in jail for beheading his teenaged daughter in her sleep, local media reported Friday, adding that the mother wants him executed. The so-called "honour" killing of 14-year-old Romina Ashrafi on May 21 sparked widespread outrage, with media condemning "institutionalised violence" in the Islamic republic. Media said Romina was decapitated at the family home in the village of Talesh in the northern province of Gilan.
A reported tornado tore part of the roof from a rural church in northeastern Arkansas as the remnants of Hurricane Laura crossed the state. Craighead County was under a tornado warning with there was a report of a tornado on the ground Thursday night near the Refuge Baptist Church in the western end of Lake City, Arkansas, 15 miles east of Jonesboro. MIAMI — The U.S. National Hurricane Center has downgraded Laura to a tropical depression as the storm system crosses Arkansas.
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Thursday it had detained a serviceman in Siberia for having allegedly passed state secrets to Ukraine. The serviceman, from Russia's Strategic Missile Forces, was detained in the Siberian city of Barnaul, some 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) east of Moscow, as he was walking out of a grocery store, FSB footage carried by Russian news agencies showed. In a statement carried by Russian agencies, the FSB said the serviceman had allegedly passed state secrets to the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's defence ministry.
Before President Trump formally accepted his party's nomination Thursday, his Democratic rivals accused him of overseeing a convention detached from the realities of a nation buffeted by economic, health and social crises. "The Republican convention is designed for one purpose, to soothe Donald Trump's ego, to make him feel good," said California Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate, in a speech delivered from a university auditorium in Washington, D.C. As Republicans at their convention largely downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 180,000 people in the U.S., Harris argued that Trump's failure to address the health emergency more aggressively is emblematic of a tweet-driven presidency.
Claim: Says Jacob Blake 'declared he had a gun in the car and was going to go get it' and was 'brandishing' a knife. As we wait for a full Wisconsin Department of Justice report on the Jacob Blake shooting, speculation has run rampant online about whether the 29-year-old Kenosha man was armed — and with what — in the moments before a Kenosha police officer shot him seven times in the back. The lack of detailed information from law enforcement has only added to the speculation.
Protests have been held in California's capital and in Los Angeles over the shooting of a Black Wisconsin man, and there were scattered reports of vandalism. The station said several windows in downtown businesses were smashed, the City Hall was sprayed with graffiti, several other city buildings were vandalized, and there was at least one small fire set in the street. The crowd dispersed late Thursday without any arrests made, Sacramento police said on Twitter.
The Lake Dolores Waterpark in California's Mojave Desert has been abandoned three times since it first opened to the public in 1962. Like many abandoned properties, the Lake Dolores Waterpark has offered plenty of fodder for ghost stories. People frequently ignore "no trespassing signs" to pose in front of a dried-out pool or decaying water slide.
It was Friday afternoon, the end of a long week, and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, had had enough, frustrated by a Republican colleague's insistence that voting by mail was subject to fraud. “Just admit you don't want people to vote,” Fudge said. Fudge heads the Elections Subcommittee of the House Rules Administration Committee.
Residents told Insider the differences in how law enforcement handled the two incidents reveal the racial issues the city has had for decades. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. KENOSHA, Wisconsin — Several Kenosha residents are pointing to the glaring difference in how local law enforcement handled two shooting incidents this week as examples of the systemic racism they say has long plagued this small Wisconsin city.
North Korean hackers stole millions of dollars from virtual currency accounts and then laundered the stolen funds in hopes of making the crime untraceable, according to a Justice Department civil forfeiture complaint filed Thursday. The complaint, filed in Washington's federal court, seeks the forfeiture of 280 virtual currency accounts. It comes months after Justice Department officials accused hackers from North Korea of stealing nearly $250 million worth of virtual currency and charged two Chinese hackers with laundering more than $100 million from the hack.
The Fox News anchor Chris Wallace pushed back against panelists on a talk show on Thursday after one pundit appeared to justify vigilante justice at the Kenosha protests by blaming Wisconsin's leadership. "On the argument of vigilante justice, when you have no police around to defend businesses and people who are being attacked and their livelihoods burned to the ground, then there is a void that is filled," Katie Pavlich said. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Illinois, is accused of shooting and killing two protesters and injuring a third person earlier this week.
Brian Kilmeade would do well to remember President Trump and Joe Biden's houses are very much not created equal. On Friday morning, the Fox & Friends host and his co-hosts were discussing controversy over Trump's use of the White House for his Republican National Convention acceptance speech. Critics say it was unethical for Trump to use the federal building for a political purpose, and a violation of the Hatch Act for federal employees who participated in the convention.
North Caroline teens Alex Cueto and Hannah Bauerle are going viral on TikTok for their recent video in which Cueto reads the lyrics to "WAP" in response to a protestor outside an abortion clinic. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is a sexually explicit song. Cueto says they chose it because it's about women "reclaiming our bodies."