Concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall are starting back up, but there will be some changes.
Concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall are starting back up, but there will be some changes.
In a contentious interview on the BBC's “Newshour” on Friday, the president's new coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, said the United States had actually handled the coronavirus pandemic better than Europe, citing a discredited statistic of unknown origin. In recent days, Atlas has eclipsed Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx as Trump's most visible, and presumably trusted, coronavirus adviser. In that role he used his appearance on the BBC to defend aspects of the president's widely criticized response to COVID-19.
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”.
With protests in Portland nearing the 100-day mark, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday called for an end to violence even as federal agents were continuing to arrest protesters who allegedly assaulted law enforcement officers. Protests have erupted daily in the Pacific Northwest city since the killing of George Floyd. They are now are punctuated by clashes between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and far-right counter-protesters.
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.
A border collie dog working with Chilean rescuers discovered a potential survivor of the Beirut port explosion on Thursday night, nearly a month after the blast. The trained rescue dog detected signs of life beneath the rubble of a destroyed building in the district of Gemmayzeh, sparking an intensive search. Up to two bodies were subsequently potentially detected by thermal imaging cameras, trapped below the rubble: one small curled up body and a larger one.
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.
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.
Mexican officials on Thursday downplayed the country's rate of coronavirus infections and deaths among medical personnel, appearing to dispute reports this week that Mexico had the highest rate in the world. The Health Department said 1,410 doctors, nurses and other hospital employees had died from COVIED-19, while a total of 104,590 medical workers had tested positive for the coronavirus. Deaths in the sector were only about 2% of Mexico's total deaths, and the government said the fact that health care workers died less frequently than other severe cases showed they weren't particularly hard hit by the pandemic.
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.
Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., trails retired astronaut Mark Kelly by 17 points in a new Fox News poll that had plenty of bad news for Republicans up for re-election in November. The poll shows Kelly leading McSally 56-39 among likely voters after another recent poll showed the incumbent Republican losing by 19 points. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., listens during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on privatized military housing on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.
Police said 27-year-old Joshua Cruz was arrested at 1 p.m. Friday and is now facing four counts of assault as well as sexual abuse and forcible touching charges.
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.
“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.
A new forecast says the United States can expect a total of over 410,000 deaths by Jan. 1, according to a model from the University of Washington. The estimates are based on real-time data from local and national governments, hospitals, the World Health Organization and other sources, rather than assumptions about how the disease will spread. It even predicted that if a herd immunity approach is pursued, which President Donald Trump has suggested as a way to push through the pandemic, the death toll could reach 620,000 by Jan. 1.
The Pentagon has ordered the military's independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, to cease publication at the end of the month, despite congressional efforts to continue funding the century-old publication. The order to halt publication by Sept. 30, and dissolve the organization by the end of January, follows the Pentagon's move earlier this year to cut the $15.5 million in funding for the paper from the Defense Department budget. The letter, signed by 15 senators — including Republicans and Democrats — also warns Esper that the department is legally prohibited from canceling a budget program while a temporary continuing resolution to fund the federal government is in effect.
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton evidently didn't hear President Trump make the disparaging comments about U.S. troops reported by The Atlantic — but if Trump did make them, it sounds like Bolton wouldn't be overly surprised. Trump on Friday continued to deny a damning report by The Atlantic, which alleged that he canceled a 2018 visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris because he worried his hair would "become disheveled in the rain" and "because he did not believe it important to honor" the dead. Bolton claimed that canceling the visit was a "straight weather call," though he also added that Trump didn't object to it, despite how the president claims he reacted.
The first and last time Don Murkerson saw his 26-year-old daughter, Emily, at Halifax Health Medical Center was after she was in the hospital for seven days, when her heart stopped beating. On April 29, Emily was crossing the street with her boyfriend on a motorized scooter near the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach when she was struck by a car, according to her mother, Gale Murkerson. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Halifax Health had strict visitation policies during Emily's stay in April and early May. ICU patients were not allowed to have any visitors in accordance with federal and state guidelines, spokesman John Guthrie wrote in an emailed statement.
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).
Two men were charged with attempted murder after one was stabbed in the chest and the other shot in the buttocks, Miami Springs police said Tuesday. Gerson A. Ferrer, 49, of Davie, was a house guest in a home in the 300 block of South Melrose Drive on June 28 when he became belligerent after drinking, police said. Near midnight, Ferrer started choking another guest, Michael W. Safreed, 62, of Miami Springs, and then put a knife to his throat.