Community reacts after Tulsa police officer indicted
Community reacts after Tulsa police officer indicted
A small shark hung onto a Florida beachgoer's arm relentlessly over the weekend, and the victim acted like it was no big deal. In video widely seen on social media, an unidentified bearded man in blue trunks is seen standing with a gray nurse shark latched on to his upper arm as he cradles it like a baby. “A beach patron came up to the tower and advised me that this guy needed help out on the sandbar with a shark that was stuck to his arm,” Lifeguard Brian Bricious told 12 News.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, conservative Republican candidate for Georgia's 14th congressional district, has caused outrage online by posting a threatening image to Facebook. The pro-Trump candidate posted a picture on Thursday morning in which she stands holding a firearm next to images of the “Squad” — representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. Ms Greene describes herself in her Twitter bio as “Christian, Wife, Mom, Small Business Owner, Proud American, 100% Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Trump, #MAGA”.
Blake charged with sexually assaulting a woman At the time of the Aug. 23 shooting, Blake had a warrant out for his arrest for a case filed in July in Kenosha County. According to a criminal complaint, Blake allegedly entered the house of a woman he knew in the early hours of the morning, sexually assaulted her and then took a debit card and car keys before fleeing in her vehicle. Blake is charged in that pending case with felony third-degree sexual assault, and misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Several COVID-19 vaccine developers, including Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Inc, plan to issue a public pledge not to seek government approval until their vaccine candidates are proven to be safe and effective, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The companies would pledge to adhere to high scientific and ethical standards in the conduct of clinical studies and in their manufacturing processes, the Journal report https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-vaccine-developers-prepare-joint-pledge-on-safety-standards-11599257729? mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1 said, citing the draft of a joint statement that is still being finalized.
Joe Biden maintains a healthy lead over President Donald Trump heading into the campaign home stretch, with new head-to-head polls suggesting a race whose dynamic remains seemingly unaltered by the party conventions. Nationally, Biden leads by 8 points in a Grinnell College/Selzer poll, by 10 points in a Quinnipiac poll, by 7 points in a USA Today/Suffolk poll, by 8 points in a CNN poll, by 7 points in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, and by 11 points in an Economist/YouGov poll. Biden continues to run ahead of Hillary Clinton in 2016.
A fundraising campaign set up on behalf of the owner of the San Francisco salon at the centre of a controversy with house speaker Nancy Pelosi has raised more than $140,000 (£106,150) in just two days. The GoFundMe page, that describes itself as the official and only valid fundraiser for the owner of eSalon, Erica Kious, was set up by former Nevada State GOP chairman Amy Tarkanian on Wednesday and is looking to raise $300,000 (£226,990). Earlier on Wednesday, Ms Pelosi asked for an apology from Ms Kious, after she criticised the house speaker's hair appointment, while the salon owner told Tucker Carlson of Fox News that her business was “done,” following death threats, according to the Daily Mail.
At Thursday's press briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Trump's comments on Wednesday in which he told supporters in North Carolina that they should vote twice, once by mail and once in person. Voting twice is illegal.
The lead attorney representing accused Kenosha, Wisconsin, gunman Kyle Rittenhouse said he resigned his position with a defense fund expected to benefit his 17-year-old client out of concern for the lawyer's troubled financial history. Attorney John Pierce said Friday that he made the move earlier this week to avoid any "appearance of conflict" related to a series of legal disputes in which Pierce and his firm have been accused of defaulting on millions of dollars in obligations to the firm's financiers, according to court documents. Rittenhouse, the lawyer has asserted, acted in self defense.
Tens of thousands of people protested across Pakistan on Friday against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's reprinting of cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad, chanting "Death to France" and calling for boycotts of French products. "Decapitation is the punishment of blasphemers," read one of the placards carried by protesters. The cartoons sending up the Prophet Mohammad triggered outrage and unrest among Muslims around the world in 2005 when they first published by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
Mark Zuckerberg said he has personally discussed with President Donald Trump the use of his "problematic" rhetoric. "I have had certain discussions with him in the past where I've told him that I thought some of the rhetoric was problematic," the Facebook CEO said in an appearance on CBS News. Zuckerberg announced a series of new policies that will be implemented on the social media platform to help safeguard the integrity of the 2020 election.
During his visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Democratic candidate Joe Biden claimed that a “black guy invented the lightbulb, not a white guy named Edison”. Mr Biden made the claim in a section of a speech delivered at the Grace Lutheran Church following his meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, the black man shot seven times by a police officer in August. Promising to improve the country's record on racial justice if he wins the election, Mr Biden decried the lack of representation in the teaching of history.
A Tennessee state trooper accused of tearing off a man's mask during an encounter outside the state capitol last month has been arrested on assault charges, court and jail records show. Harvey Briggs, 52, was booked into the Davidson County Sheriff's Office around 9:22 p.m. Thursday. Arrest warrants state Briggs “ripped a mask from the face of a protester who was taking part in a 'peaceful demonstration' near the Tennessee State Capitol on Aug. 10,” WKRN reported.
“I do not want to talk to you, especially Williamson County,” the 20-year-old said in body camera footage. Moments later, without provocation, deputy Lorenzo Hernandez grabbed the young woman. The violent escalation of what should have been a routine law enforcement interaction is the latest in a string of aggressive encounters by Williamson County Sheriff's deputies that have come to light amid ongoing investigation by the American-Statesman, part of the USA TODAY Network.
Before his death three years ago, Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo left this message for those who would challenge China's communist one-party rule: “I have no enemies and no hatred.” To counter the regime's hostility toward freedom and democracy, said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, one must “dispel hatred with love.” An echo of his approach is now playing out among one of China's ethnic minorities, some 4.2 million Mongolians living in the northern region of Inner Mongolia.
The editor-in-chief of the Atlantic — who published a bombshell report Thursday night detailing disparaging remarks that President Trump allegedly made about dead American soldiers during a 2018 trip to France — said Friday that his sources refused to go on the record despite his best efforts because they were concerned about being publicly derided by the president. Goldberg continued. Goldberg's story quotes “four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion,” who report that the real reason President Trump refused to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 was because he did not want to get his hair wet and felt it wasn't important to honor those buried there, saying the cemetery was “filled with losers.”
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump dismissed questions about his own health and mocked his Democratic opponent for wearing a mask in a freewheeling rally Thursday in Pennsylvania that came as polls show a tightening race. For a second day, Trump dismissed questions about an unscheduled visit he made to Walter Reed Medical Center in November, brushing aside a report about the visit as a conspiracy concocted by critics. At the same time, Trump raised unfounded questions about Joe Biden's own health, and criticized his mask-wearing.
A white woman faces a felony hate crime charge after police said she initiated a racist confrontation with a group of Black men at a beach in suburban Chicago, telling them they weren't allowed there and that one of them would kill her because he's Black. Irene Donoshaytis, 65, of Northfield, is accused of aggressively confronting Otis Campbell and two other Black people who were riding bicycles near a pier along Lake Michigan in Winnetka last month, Deputy Police Chief Brian O'Connell said. Donoshaytis was initially charged with battery, but the state's attorney's office decided to upgrade that Wednesday to a hate crime, O'Connell said.
The largest solar telescope in Europe has released unprecedented close-up images of the sun — and they are a little bit terrifying. GREGOR, a telescope operated by a team of German scientists at the Teide Observatory in Spain, has obtained new high-resolution images of the intricate structure of the sun — the best ever captured by a European telescope, scientists said. Researchers attributed the never-before-seen detail of the images to a major redesign of the telescope by scientists and engineers at the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS).
The New York City Police Department denied claims that the car was one of its unmarked vehicles. An NYPD representative said the force was asking the driver of the vehicle, and anyone who may have been injured in the incident, to come forward. A car plowed through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square on Thursday, and the police are asking the driver to come forward.
U.S. Postal Service police barred Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from entering two mail sorting facilities in Florida in the early morning hours on Friday, threatening to escort her from the property if she didn't leave. The Florida Democrat, who sits on the House Oversight Committee, said she aimed to inspect a mail plant in Opa-locka and Northwest Miami-Dade. Wasserman Schultz said union members told her about conditions at the processing centers and shared pictures that showed pallets of undelivered mail marked with a receipt date of "July 23."