Duquesne University says it is "agreeable" to the three requests made by Dannielle Brown.
Duquesne University says it is "agreeable" to the three requests made by Dannielle Brown.
First it was just a handful conservative rabble-rousers calling out House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney on Tuesday for defying Donald Trump on the coronavirus pandemic, foreign affairs decisions, and other matters. Then Senator Rand Paul piled on, retweeting Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz' message calling for her removal and writing that the Wyoming congresswoman's behaviour was "unacceptable." Now, the president's son, Donald Trump Jr, has pounced.
A 13-year-old California teen died with symptoms of coronavirus last Thursday after he tested negative for the virus, CBS affiliate KCBS-TV reported. The family told KCBS-TV that the teenager seemed to recover from his symptoms before he died in his bedroom, self-isolating from his family. An autopsy will determine whether Cheng died of coronavirus, KCBS-TV reported.
Several media outlets have identified Roy Den Hollander as the gunman who shot the son and husband of New Jersey federal Judge Esther Salas. Hollander, a self-described "anti-feminist" lawyer, was found dead from an apparent suicide in upstate New York a day after the attack, according to multiple media reports. Salas' son, Daniel Anderl, was killed and her husband, Mark Anderl, was seriously injured.
A Kentucky couple was placed on house arrest after one of them tested positive for coronavirus and refused to sign documents agreeing to quarantine at home. Elizabeth Linscott and her husband, Isaiah, displayed their ankle monitors on NBC affiliate WAVE last week. Linscott told the station that after testing positive for coronavirus and later refusing to sign a Self-isolation and Controlled Movement Agreed Order, the Hardin County Sheriff's Department arrived at their Hardin County home with stay-at-home orders for her, Isaiah and their infant daughter.
A teenage Afghan girl has been hailed on social media for her "heroism" after fighting back last week against Taliban militants who killed her parents. The girl took the family's AK-47 assault rifle, shot dead two of the militants and wounded several others, local officials in Ghor province said. The Taliban came to the house because the girl's father was a government supporter, they added.
The three men, who had been friends for years, were fatally beaten and shot, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a media briefing Saturday. A manhunt is now underway for the killers and there is a $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Describing the “quiet, quaint” community surrounded by groves, forest and cattle ranches, Judd said the area where the killings happened was “about as far out in the woods as you can get.”
A giant meteor shower bombarded Earth and the Moon 800 million years ago with more than 30 times the force of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs, new research showed Tuesday. Japanese scientists examined images taken by the Kaguya lunar orbiter and found that an enormous asteroid -- at least 100 kilometres (60 miles) in diameter -- broke up and plunged into the Earth-Moon System, having a profound impact on life on our planet. The probability of an asteroid that size hitting Earth is roughly once in 100 million years, and impact craters of meteor strikes created before 600 million years ago have been erased by aeons of erosion and other geological processes.
Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn urged an appeals court Monday to immediately shut down the lingering fight over whether a lower-court judge must dismiss the criminal case against him. "The district court has hijacked and extended a criminal prosecution for almost three months for its own purposes,” Flynn's attorneys wrote in a filing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Flynn has been fighting for months against U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is seeking to hold a hearing on whether he must dismiss the case against the former Trump White House official after the Justice Department moved to drop the charge against him.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced on Tuesday that it would remove the name of founder Margaret Sanger from its Manhattan clinic because of Sanger's support for eugenics. Sanger founded the first abortion clinic in the U.S. in 1916 in Brooklyn, and in 1921 established the American Birth Control League, which subsequently changed its name to Planned Parenthood. While Sanger is regarded as a pioneer by pro-choice advocates, she was also a supporter of eugenics, including the sterilization of disabled people who could not be treated.
The plans, marked for internal use only, feature digital renderings of convention attendees seated at distant tables and separated by see-through partitions, a “Convention Across America” speaking lineup that is both dramatically shorter in length and vastly more ambitious in scale, and a program that emphasizes former Vice President Joe Biden, the party's presumptive nominee, to a degree rarely seen in national political conventions. “The 2020 Democratic National Convention is being re-imagined to connect with voters from across America using satellite events from the swing states that are linked to a working convention floor in Milwaukee,” the deck reads, with the goal of positioning Biden “as the right leader for this moment, to lead us out of crisis, bring us together, and build toward a kinder, stronger, and better America.”
Joe Raedle/Getty Images Floridians are taking to the water to escape the pandemic, but it's only intensifying the situation. Recreational boating in South Florida — the state's most southeastern region — is seeing "one of its busiest summer seasons in recent memory," reported Francisco Alvarado for The Daily Beast, and it's causing an uptick in coronavirus cases in Miami-Dade county. "Our data from the Florida Department of Health and intake questions at our ERs and hospitals strongly support that boat parties are contributing to the COVID-19 outbreak in Miami-Dade," Aileen Marty, an infectious disease professor at Florida International University and advisor to county Mayor Carlos Gimenez, ...
Black Lives Matter murals have appeared in several US cities, including outside the White House in Washington, DC. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Redwood City, California, last week removed a Black Lives Matter mural that a resident painted as part of an Independence Day public-art celebration, CBS San Francisco reported. The city removed the mural after a local lawyer said she should be able to paint "MAGA 2020" on the same street, the report said.
A Kentucky couple who declined to sign health department documents on self-isolation were put under house arrest because one tested positive with Covid-19. Elizabeth Linscott and her husband, Isaiah, told a local news station that Hardin County authorities arrived at their home last week to install ankle monitors. The couple declined to sign documents agreeing to quarantine at home with their young daughter after Ms Linscott tested positive some days earlier.
The U.S. Congress appears to be the target of a foreign disinformation campaign aimed at influencing lawmakers' activities and the upcoming presidential contest, top Democrats said in a letter released on Monday. In the letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray dated July 13, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and the top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees said they were "gravely concerned" that Congress seemed to be in the crosshairs of "a concerted foreign interference campaign, which seeks to launder and amplify disinformation in order to influence congressional activity, public debate, and the presidential election in November."
Chicago police released a video showing what they say are a group of protesters wielding black umbrellas and shields pelting officers with projectiles. Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said Monday that officers will wear full protective gear when assigned to future protests after “agitators” hijacked a protest Friday at the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park, injuring 49 police officers. Brown and Belmont Area Cmdr. Daniel O'Shea also urged people to seek out “both sides” after activists at Friday night's protest said this weekend that officers' actions left many in the crowd injured as well.
It sounds like House Republicans had a lot they needed to get off their chests after months apart. In the House GOP's first in-person meeting in months Tuesday, several congressmen reportedly directed their ire at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) all reportedly criticized Cheney, the House's third-ranking Republican, for backing Massie's primary opponent, with Biggs apparently accusing her of undermining the party's ability to win back the House.
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he "wouldn't hesitate" to send his own children back to the classroom if they were still school-aged, despite the rise in coronavirus cases in many parts of the country, including in South Carolina where he was speaking. "We know to open up America again we need to open up America's schools, but it's also right on the facts," Pence said during a discussion with state leaders about reopening. Second lady Karen Pence, a part-time art teacher who participated in Tuesday's event, indicated that she is returning to in-person teaching.
China on Monday (July 20) opened the sluices at Wangjiaba, a key hydrological station on the Huai River, to release flood pressure as water levels continued to surge in east China's Anhui province. Affected by the recent heavy rainfalls, the water level at Wangjiaba station on the main stream of the Huai River rose rapidly on Monday, exceeding 0.36 metres (1.18 ft. above the warning level, reported by Xinhua.
In 2017, according to official directives uncovered by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, government officials backed by armed law-enforcement officers were instructed to “leave no blind spots,” “contain illegal births and lower fertility rates,” “test all who need to be tested,” and “detect and deal with those who violate policies early. The AP report found that “having too many children” is a “major reason people are sent to detention camps,” that “parents of three or more [children] are ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines,” and that “police raid homes, terrifying parents as they search for hidden children.
mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX via AP Photo Florida has experienced a dramatic rise in coronavirus cases since mid-June and is now the third-worst-hit state in the US. More than 50 hospitals in Florida have maxed out their intensive care unit capacity, according to the state's Agency for Health Care Administration. On Monday, the Florida Education Association slapped Gov. Ron DeSantis with a lawsuit over his order to reopen schools and resume in-person classes as soon as August.