Coronavirus headlines: Sept. 6, 2020
Coronavirus headlines: Sept. 6, 2020
Masked security agents dragged students off the streets and bundled them into vans as new protests broke out against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday on the fourth weekend since his disputed re-election. Up to 30 people were detained for taking part in unsanctioned protests, Russian news agency TASS quoted the Minsk police as saying. Draped in red-and-white opposition flags, students staged protests in several places in the capital, including outside the Minsk State Linguistic Institute where police had arrested five people on Friday, local media footage showed.
MILWAUKEE – Jacob Blake, shot seven times by Kenosha, Wisconsin, police, has some powerful words from his hospital bed as the nation grapples with escalating tension over racial inequities: “There's a lot more life to live. A minute-long video was posted to Twitter on Saturday by Blake's attorney, Benjamin Crump, in which the 29-year-old Black man calmly described the pain he's experienced and encouraged viewers to value their lives and lives of others. Blake is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in the back at point-blank range by Kenosha Police Department Officer Rusten Sheskey on Aug. 23.
President Trump's tumultuous relationship with Fox News continued Friday after journalist Jennifer Griffin backed up previous reporting by The Atlantic that Trump had insulted U.S. military personnel who were killed or captured in action. Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin responds to Trump's tweet calling for her to be fired, over her reporting to confirm he disparaged U.S. troops. Griffin also addressed criticism from Trump and his supporters who have focused on the fact that the sources cited in The Atlantic, Fox News, and a host of other outlets were anonymous.
Justice Department prosecutors have urged a federal appeals court to uphold a prison sentence of more than 13 years for a former Coast Guard officer accused of plotting a terrorist attack inspired by infamous mass murderers and far-right extremists. The arguments from federal prosecutors in Maryland came in a court filing Friday, about three months after attorneys for Christopher Hasson asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea or else throw out his sentence. Hasson's attorney in the appeal argued that the defendant's 160-month prison term was roughly four times longer than sentencing guidelines would have called for if U.S. District Judge George Hazel had not mistakenly applied the terrorism enhancement to the sentence.
A colossal, 164-feet deep crater which has suddenly opened up on Siberia's Arctic tundra could be the result of a climate change-induced explosion, scientists say. The giant crater was discovered by a Russian television crew earlier this summer who were flying over the Yamal peninsula in Siberia on an unrelated assignment. A team of scientists, who have been studying these types of craters for years, say it could be the result of a huge explosion that was caused by the build of methane underneath the ground.
A new Pew Research Center survey found 83% of voters say who wins the presidency "really matters." In the 2016 election, 74% answered that the election really mattered in the same survey. A record number of voters say that the upcoming presidential election "really matters," according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Two men from Missouri have been arrested on illegal gun possession charges after the FBI says they traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin to "see for themselves" what was going on regarding civil unrest there. Michael Karmo, 40, and Cody Smith, 33, were charged with federal crimes in the Eastern District of Wisconsin after authorities say they found an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, two handguns, a silencer, ammo, body armor and a drone in the Hartville men's vehicle and hotel room. The feds say Karmo and Smith were both prohibited from possessing firearms because of prior arrests — Karmo with multiple felony convictions and Smith with a misdemeanor domestic abuse case.
A Texas woman's body caught on fire as she was lighting a candle after putting on hand sanitizer on Sunday, according to a local news outlet, KHOU. Seconds after lighting the candle, Kate Wise's hand became on fire, and flames spread throughout her body and face. Wise is currently in an intensive care unit recovering from the major burns.
Police in the District of Columbia released this footage on Thursday … from the bodycam of a white officer, who shot and killed a young Black man on Wednesday. Slowed down, the footage shows what appears to show a gun in the hand of the man, who officers say was a suspect known to them:18-year-old Deon Kay. This is the first bodycam video made public, since emergency legislation was approved requiring DC police to release the footage within five days of an incident involving the use of deadly or serious force.
President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Laurene Powell Jobs in his latest Twitter outburst related to a Thursday report from The Atlantic alleging he in 2018 referred to US soldiers who died in World War I as "losers" and "suckers." Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has owned a majority stake in The Atlantic since 2017 through her company Emerson Collective. "Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man," Trump tweeted.
On Aug. 13, Darren Cooper was in Ravenna for the first time. A Hudson resident who works for Summit County, he was at the Portage County Job and Family Services building parking lot off South Chestnut Street for a 9 a.m. training meeting. Cooper got to the building early, signed in and went to sit in his car at about 8:47 a.m., drinking tea and talking on his cell phone.
A lawyer representing a 17-year-old charged with shooting three people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has resigned from his position with a defense fund that has raked in more than $700,000 to defend his client and conservative causes. Attorney John Pierce is defending Kyle Rittenhouse against intentional homicide charges for shooting two people to death and wounding a third during a night of unrest last month over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed from the waist down. Pierce said he resigned from the #FightBack Foundation fund, which has raised money to defend Rittenhouse, to avoid any “appearance of conflict," USA Today reported.
Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town's population may be greatly affected. Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which towns may be most economically vulnerable during the upcoming school year.
A Georgia judge has denied bond for a former Georgia State Patrol trooper accused of murder in the August shooting death of a 60-year-old Black man who refused to stop for a broken tail light. Screven County Judge F. Gates Peed on Friday ruled that it “would be inappropriate” to grant bond at the moment for Jacob Gordon Thompson, given the facts of the case. Thompson, who is white, briefly chased Julian Lewis on Aug. 7 before forcing Lewis' car into a ditch and fatally shooting Lewis in the head.
President Trump renewed a drumbeat of claims that rival Joe Biden is too feeble to serve as commander in chief, while casting a shadow on his own opaque health history by embellishing, then rebutting, speculation that he may have had a stroke last year. Trump largely fueled the kerfuffle about presidential fitness himself by denying that he had a "series of mini-strokes," then tried to flip the narrative by suggesting, with no evidence, that maybe it was his opponent, former Vice President Biden, who had suffered a stroke. Trump, who has boasted about acing a cognitive test usually given to detect early signs of decline, also reiterated unsubstantiated claims that Biden suffers from dementia.
Airbus is turning its H160 aircraft into a luxury helicopter for business or private use: the ACH160. Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) is the company's high-end bespoke segment that's catered to private clients and business use. The ACH160 starts at over $14 million, although this price shifts depending on different add-ons and equipment in the customizable interior.
Living Vehicle has unveiled its newest luxury 2021 off-grid travel trailer. Living Vehicle has unveiled its latest luxury 2021 off-grid travel trailer with an optional home office to meet the increasing demands for RVs amid the pandemic. According to Living Vehicle, the company creates travel trailers that look more like "luxury apartments" than RVs by using high-end technology and a modern design.
Naomi Campbell is reportedly being sued for upwards of $3 million by her billionaire ex-boyfriend Vladislav Doronin. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Doronin says that Campbell owes him money that he lent her over the course of their five-year relationship and is now refusing to pay him back. Doronin also says that Campbell is still in possession of personal property of his that he values at $3 million.
Could the debates do for President Donald Trump what the conventions didn't? A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll indicates many voters think that's possible. A greater share – 47% – predicted Trump will win the debates than the 41% who said Democratic candidate Joe Biden will.
Based on several studies evaluating masks' protection levels, we've ranked the most common types from best (an N95 mask) to worst (masks with a built-in valve or vent). A simple trick can reveal whether your face mask offers sufficient protection: Try blowing out a candle while wearing it. Ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending cloth masks for the general public in April, researchers have been evaluating the best materials for filtering the coronavirus.