DPW Extends Recycling Drop Off Hours Starting Monday
DPW Extends Recycling Drop Off Hours Starting Monday
Dozens of wildfires in Oregon have forced the evacuation of more than 500,000 residents, prompting Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to declare a state of emergency Friday as two massive blazes converged at the doorstep to his city. Today, I issued a City of Portland Emergency Order due to the extreme wildfire conditions threatening lives and property, including wildfire threats to the City of Portland and the greater Portland Metropolitan area. While scores of wildfires have erupted over the past weeks in Oregon, two of the largest, the Beachie Creek and Riverside fires, appeared about to merge, forcing the evacuation of portions of Clackamas and Marion counties.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assigned official government work to one of his top advisers through his wife, Susan, who used a private email account to relay his requests, according to newly released testimony. The spouse of a Cabinet member would not be expected to have a government email account if they are not employed by the government. But Susan Pompeo's influence over official personnel and activities at the State Department, as a private citizen, has raised concerns on Capitol Hill and within the department.
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner thinks President Trump's coronavirus admissions should land him in prison. In a Thursday appearance on SiriusXM's The Dean Obeidallah Show, the MSNBC legal analyst gave an incredibly harsh assessment of Trump's interviews with veteran reporter Bob Woodward. Trump's insistence in March that he wanted to "play down" the coronavirus threat despite knowing its deadliness "upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder," Kirschner said, breaking down the pieces of the alleged charge step by step.
A new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have reported dining out in the 14 days before their diagnosis than those who tested negative. The researchers collected data July 1-29 across 10 states from 314 adults with coronavirus symptoms. Participants were asked about possible community exposure in the two weeks leading up to their test and how well they followed social-distancing measures.
The US Navy has cancelled a planned flyover of New York City intended to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks amid widespread criticism. The flyover was announced on Twitter by the city's emergency notification system late on Thursday. A US Navy F-18 Super Hornet jet was scheduled to fly south down the Hudson River towards the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at an altitude of 2,500ft at 3.30pm.
Democratic candidate Kevin Van Ausdal, who was running against Republican QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene, has announced he would be dropping out of the Georgia congressional race due to “personal reasons”. I am resigning from my race against Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Mr Van Ausdal said in a statement on Friday. I am deeply saddened by the personal and family reasons that prevent me from continuing on as a candidate for Georgia's 14th Congressional District.
The US says it has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and researchers who are deemed to be a security risk. The move follows a proclamation by President Donald Trump in May aimed at Chinese nationals suspected of having ties to the military. China has accused the US of racial discrimination.
A woman wearing only a white towel ran into a gas station in Utah “very upset and visibly shaking,” officers wrote in court documents. The woman told police she escaped from the Days Inn across the street in St. George after she had an argument with her boyfriend at a bar on Sept. 7, according to police. Joseph Folland, 36, allegedly beat the woman with his fists when they got to the room, restrained her hands with duct-tape and taped her mouth shut after she cried out for help, Tiffany Atkin, a spokeswoman for the St. George Police Department, told McClatchy News.
Dr. Anthony Fauci privately said President Donald Trump's attention span was "like a minus number," according to Bob Woodward's new book. Fauci also told an associate that Trump's "sole purpose is to get reelected," Woodward wrote. Trump has a rocky relationship with Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious disease, because of their differing views on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis must pick a new Supreme Court justice because the judge he picked to fill a high court vacancy is constitutionally ineligible to serve, the court said in an order issued Friday. The Florida Supreme Court ordered DeSantis to appoint another judge by Monday, nullifying the appointment of Judge Renatha Francis. She would have been the first Caribbean-American justice to serve on the court.
Tucker Carlson Getty Images Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday proclaimed to his audience, which is the largest in cable news, that America "must defeat" the Black Lives Matter movement "if we're going to survive as a country." In the racially-charged screed, Carlson, who once called white supremacy a "hoax" on the heels of a mass shooting targeting Latinx immigrants in Texas, attempted to cast blame for the deep racial divisions in the U.S. on Barack Obama, the nation's first Black president. The Obama presidency left "a wake of destruction" behind, according to Carlson.
The four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing appear to be turning on each other, with each offering significantly different versions of the infamous arrest that acknowledge Floyd should not have been allowed to die that day but also deflect the blame to others. All have said in court documents that the relationship between the veteran officer - Derek Chauvin - and the others is at the heart of the issue, as each officer perceived their role, and who was in charge, quite differently. Chauvin was the officer shown with his knee on Floyd's neck as he struggled to breathe in videos of the ill-fated arrest.
A New York student was arrested after repeatedly going to to school on days he was scheduled for online learning, officials say. Maverick Stow, a student at William Floyd High School in Long Island, went to campus Thursday despite his suspension for going to campus on a day he was supposed to be attending remote classes, according to the William Floyd School District. The high school of 3,000 students is offering a hybrid of online and in-person classes to abide by social distancing requirements.
An HVAC employee is facing charges after authorities made a strange discovery inside the girl's bathroom of a Camden County, New Jersey school this week.
Swedish architect Thomas Sandell devised a space that allows guests unparalleled access to the wildlife of the region Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
Kristin Urquiza, the former Arizona resident who drew attention for a searing obituary of her father that slammed politicians' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, called for President Donald Trump to resign Wednesday after reports he'd purposely downplayed the severity of the novel coronavirus. Trump knew weeks before the first confirmed U.S. coronavirus death that COVID-19 was highly contagious and more deadly than the flu, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Yet, when addressing the public, he claimed the virus was "under control" and would soon disappear. "The president is on record lying," Urquiza, whose father died of COVID-19 in June, told The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.
The US Postal Service has reportedly used outdated IT systems for years that could have opened up the agency to hackers and a "potential financial impact of over $1 billion," per a Motherboard report. A memo released by the agency in July detailed the discovery, including that of "significant vulnerabilities that increase the risk of disclosure of sensitive information and potential impact to business operations." A USPS spokesperson told Business Insider in an email that "the vulnerabilities identified in this report were found, scoped and addressed by the Postal Service.
Parts of Louisiana hit hard by Hurricane Laura have been left fighting off hordes of mosquitoes so vast they are killing farm animals by biting them in huge numbers. The animals are dying from the sheer number of bites, which leave them anemic and bleeding under the skin, as well as from the exhaustion caused by constantly moving to avoid the insects. According to Dr Craig Fontenot, a vet in the city of Ville Platte, the “vicious little suckers”, pushed out of marshes by the huge storm, have already claimed some 300-400 cattle, as well as a few horses.
A Texas man admitted to threatening to kill “racists and MAGA people” before attending a Black Lives Matter protest with a gun, officials say. Emmanuel Quinones, 25, pleaded guilty Friday to interstate threatening communications after his arrest during a peaceful protest in Lubbock, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas. Quinones is accused of holding the rifle in a “low ready” firing stance with the gun barrel pointed to the ground as “panic rippled through the assembled crowd,” prosecutors say.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took umbrage at Fox News host Tucker Carlson's suggestion that he sabotaged President Trump by setting up his initial interview with journalist Bob Woodward. Trump ended up speaking with Woodward on the record 18 times, and many of their conversations appear in Woodward's new book, Rage. Excerpts from the book were released on Wednesday, including a stunning revelation that Trump told Woodward in February and March he wanted to "play down" the "deadly" coronavirus, privately discussing the virus' severity while publicly saying everything was "very much under control" and it would disappear "like a miracle."