Coronavirus In Maryland: September 13, 2020 (PM Edition)
Coronavirus In Maryland: September 13, 2020 (PM Edition)
Chris Wallace and Donald Trump Noam Galai/WireImage/Joe Raedle/Getty Images Trump campaign adviser Steve Cortes on Sunday downplayed the revelations that President Donald Trump misled the American people about the severity of novel coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with Fox News, Cortes argued that Trump made the admission to journalist Bob Woodward in the "fog of war." "Why not level with the American people, Steve?"
A new executive order, effective September 14, enables authorities to fine anyone riding public transit in New York without a mask. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he hopes this will help keep mask compliance high. New York is the first major city to enact a monetary fine for those who don't use masks on public transit.
Body camera footage from George Floyd protests in San Jose, California, show a police officer reveling in the chance to use force against protesters. The footage also showed an incident in which a police officer who hit a fleeing individual with his motorcycle and another showed police beating a man with a foam baton after he was pulled over the police skirmish line. The San Jose Police Department released the footage on Friday after months of heavy criticism from community members about police conduct during the protests.
A series of orca attacks on sailboats along the coast of Spain and Portugal has left scientists baffled. Many sailors have sent distress calls after orca attacks have left their boats seriously damaged and crew members injured in the last two months. In one instance, a 46-foot delivery boat was surrounded by nine orcas that were all ramming the boat for one hour, causing it to spin 180 degrees and the engine to shut down.
Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. While former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign has been inundated with donations in recent months, reports indicate that President Donald Trump's campaign is fearing a shortage of funds as November 3 draws closer. Republican officials have been inundated with calls from worried activists and donors who complain about constant Biden ads in their local media markets, with very few paid Trump responses, according to people familiar with the conversations.
Oregon Fire Marshal Jim Walker resigned on Saturday after Oregon State Police placed him on paid administrative leave earlier that day. While the state police did not give a reason for his leave, sources close to the situation say the police chief lost confidence in Walker's ability to handle the wildfire crisis in Oregon. Walker's replacement will be former Chief Deputy Mariana Ruiz-Temple.
But Dannehy, the Hartford Courant reported Friday, has resigned from that probe. The Courant's Edmund H. Mahony reports that Dannehy, according to her colleagues, is stepping down "at least partly out of concern that the investigative team is being pressed for political reasons to produce a report before its work is done." Mahony explain "Dannehy, a highly regarded prosecutor who has worked with or for Durham for decades, informed colleagues in the U.S. Attorney's office in New Haven of her resignation from the Department of Justice by e-mail Thursday evening.
Parents in Williamson County, Tennessee are suing their local school district and superintendent over a district mask mandate, The Tennessean reported. In Williamson County, roughly 30 minutes south of Nashville, a group of parents filed a lawsuit on Friday that claimed the school district is denying "substantially equal education opportunities available to other students in the state" according to the complaint reported in The Tennessean. The complaint asks for a declaration that the district's mandate is "beyond the authority granted to local school boards," noting that a "significant number of school systems within the State does not have a mask mandate in effect."
Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a category 2 hurricane as it approaches Louisiana, with governor John Bel Edwards to request a federal declaration from Donald Trump ahead of landfall on Tuesday. Hurricane-force winds, life-threatening storm surges and flash flooding is forecast for much of southeast Louisiana, as well as Mississippi's coastal and southern regions. Mr Edwards said at a press conference on Sunday that Sally has shifted slightly west, bringing more of the state into its path, including parts of the New Orleans metro area.
Two sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles are in critical condition following a shooting in Compton, California on Saturday. Surveillance footage captures a suspect walking up to the deputies' parked patrol car and firing into the passenger side window before running from the scene. Here is what we know so far: Officials called the shooting an “ambush” after a suspect fired into a patrol car, injuring two deputies – a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman – on Saturday night.
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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool A federal judge Saturday ordered the U.S. Postal Service to immediately stop sending mailers containing false voting information to Colorado residents, saying he is "deeply troubled" by the decision to distribute the misleading postcards to households across the nation. "As a result of false information contained in the notice, some Colorado voters may not vote because they erroneously believe that: (1) they must request a ballot at least 15 days before the election; (2) they must mail their ballot at least seven days prior to the election; or (3) they may not vote if they lose their ballot," wrote U.S. District Court Judge William Martínez in a 10-page ruling ...
San Francisco could give children as young as 16 the right to vote in local elections if a landmark proposition passes in the US's November elections. The proposition to lower the voting age by two years will be decided by the city's residents, who rejected the legislation when it was first proposed in 2016, according to NBC News. “Our motivation here first and foremost is to make sure that we put new voters in a position to establish that habit in the first election they're eligible for, and then to continue participating throughout their lives which is good for democracy on every level,” Vote 16 campaign manager, Brandon Klugman, told NBC News.
Samantha Cohen, Michael Cohen's now 24-year-old daughter, discussed her relationship with the Trump family in a Vanity Fair interview. Samantha called Ivanka Trump "phony" and "gross" because she would ignore her presence and once ratted her out for smoking cigarettes. In hindsight, the Trump family didn't care about the Cohens at all, Samantha said, and viewed them as "collateral damage."
India's confirmed coronavirus tally has crossed 4.6 million after a record surge of 97,570 new cases in 24 hours. India on Saturday also reported another 1,201 deaths, taking total fatalities to 77,472. Infections are growing faster in India than anywhere else in the world and it is the second worst-hit country behind the United States.
President Donald Trump set the tone early on at his rally in northern Nevada Saturday night, warning that he was prepared to "be really vicious" in the final weeks of the presidential campaign. Fuming over a new ad about his alleged disparagement of U.S. military personnel, Trump arrived here with a torrent of insults ready to go. “But you know the good part?” Trump continued.
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Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin next week reviewing Boeing's proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the review will start Monday at London's Gatwick Airport and last about nine days. The FAA said several other steps remain before the plane can resume flying, including a review to make sure Boeing's changes comply with safety regulations.
President Trump's Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, maintains a lead in Wisconsin, plus Trump's three most likely pick-up opportunities — Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Nevada — a New York Times/Siena College poll shows. Biden was able to stay on top, the Times' Nate Cohn notes, despite the Trump campaign's renewed focus on law and order amid the sometimes-violent nationwide protests against police brutality that have taken place throughout the summer. Cohn says that voters in the four swing states are now split on whether the protests or the coronavirus pandemic are more important factors in determining their vote, and that Biden's response to the demonstrations is lacking, which suggests Trump's attacks on his competitor are registering.