Elementary students to return to full in-person learning in Blue Valley schools
Elementary students to return to full in-person learning in Blue Valley schools
California Gov. Gavin Newsom unsuccessfully pressed President Trump on Monday to acknowledge that climate change is making wildfires worse across much of the West Coast. “We obviously feel very strongly that the hots are getting hotter, the drys are getting drier,” Newsom told Trump at a roundtable in Sacramento, Calif., where the president stopped for two hours on a fundraising trip for his reelection campaign.
A 14-year-old hunter apparently fell asleep in a Michigan field before he was run over and killed by a corn chopper, police say. The boy was dropped off in a field in Chandler Township early Saturday so he could hunt, the Huron County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Chandler Township is roughly 130 miles north of Detroit.
Kenneth Walker has spoken out about the shooting of his girlfriend, Breonna Taylor, saying he can “no longer remain silent”. Taylor, a decorated Emergency Medical Technician, 26, was shot dead by police officers in her apartment on 13 March during a drug raid in connection to her ex-boyfriend. Mr Walker, who was at home with Taylor on the night she was killed, is “haunted” by the experience, Steve Romine, one of Mr Walkers attorney's, told NBC News.
A woman traveling from Fort Myers, Florida, to Chicago said she was escorted off her Southwest Airline flight on Saturday because her 2-year-old son was snacking prior to takeoff and wasn't wearing his mask. Jodi Degyansky, 34, wants airlines to have more compassion for parents who have toddlers that might have difficulty donning their masks for a long time. Degyansky said she flew to Florida to visit her family in Naples.
Donald Trump Getty Images If President Donald Trump loses re-election, he could find himself the first ex-president to be charged with a crime. More than a dozen investigations are already under way against Trump and his associates, so his potential legal exposure is "breathtaking," according to New York Magazine columnist Jeff Wise. "You might think, given all the crimes Trump has bragged about committing during his time in office, that the primary path to prosecuting him would involve the U.S. Justice Department," Wise wrote.
Former Tallahassee mayor and 2018 candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum came out as bisexual on on Monday, the first time he has publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation. Mr Gillum addressed the topic in his first public interview since reports surfaced earlier this year of police finding him passed out from drunkenness in a Miami hotel room with a male escort who had allegedly overdosed on crystal meth. “I don't identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual,” the Florida Democrat, a rising star in his party as recently as two years ago, said in an interview with Tamron Hall that aired on Monday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told authorities he thought he hit a deer on Saturday night when he struck and killed a pedestrian with his vehicle. Joseph Boever, 55, of Highmore, South Dakota, was killed after being struck by Ravnsborg's Ford Taurus, the South Dakota Highway Patrol said. The state attorney general called authorities after the crash, telling them he thought he had hit a deer, the state Highway Patrol said.
A majority of people think Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has more respect for the military than President Donald Trump, according to a new poll. Respondents to an ABC News/Ipsos poll were asked who has more respect for the military, with 61% saying Biden compared to 37% who said Trump. Eighty-one percent of Republicans said Trump had more respect for the troops while 93 percent of Democrats said Biden.
Customs and Border Protection boasted that it intercepted 2,000 'counterfeit Apple AirPods' entering the US from Hong Kong in an announcement posted Sunday night. "Hey, give those back," OnePlus tweeted in response to CBP's post. After publication, a CBP spokesperson told Business Insider that the agency determined the buds "appeared to violate Apple's configuration trademark," which "is unrelated to the images or language on the box."
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.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system experienced an outage on Sunday, and riders were encouraged to use other Bay Area transit alternatives. The cause of the outage was a failure in its field network devices, which manage the energy distribution for the electric grid used by BART. These outages are fairly uncommon, with the last one of this scale happening in 2019.
News outlets in Los Angeles are demanding law enforcement drop charges and apologise for the arrest of a reporter following the shooting of two sheriff's deputies in Compton, California. Local media coverage captured several officers pinning Josie Huang to the ground outside a hospital where two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were being treated for gunshot wounds following an "ambush" in Compton on Saturday night. Following a press conference, Ms Huang, reporting for LAist and NPR affiliate KPCC, was filming the scene as a small group of people heckled officers guarding St. Francis Medical Centre in Lynwood.
Turkey does not expect to face European Union sanctions over a dispute with Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, a day after a Turkish survey ship pulled out of contested waters. The EU says it fully supports member states Greece and Cyprus in their dispute with Turkey and has said it is drawing up potential sanctions if dialogue does not begin. Cavusoglu repeated Turkey was open to talks without pre-conditions, but added that the seismic research vessel Oruc Reis will soon resume operations after it anchored off Turkey's southern coast on Sunday.
A House subcommittee examining President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching an investigation into reports that political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better align with Trump's public statements. The Democrat-led subcommittee said Monday that it is requesting transcribed interviews with seven officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, including communications aide Michael Caputo. Caputo has often publicly pushed back on CDC statements about the coronavirus and said falsely in a Facebook video on Sunday that the CDC has a “resistance unit” to undermine Trump, according to The New York Times.
Susan Pompeo used her personal email address to ask US State Department employees to work the week of Christmas last year and help her write personal holiday cards, according to emails obtained by McClatchy. Two staffers on the email chain, Lisa Kenna and Toni Porter, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month as part of its investigation into the State Department. The State Department told McClatchy it was "beyond proud and honored to have Mrs. Pompeo, and all diplomatic spouses, give so much time, voluntarily, to ensure we here at State are One Team with One Mission."
Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension of international flights as of Sept. 15 to allow "exceptional categories" of citizens and residents to travel, the state news agency SPA said on Sunday. The kingdom will scrap all travel restrictions on air, land and sea transport for citizens on Jan. 1, 2021, it said. In March, the kingdom suspended international flights to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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.
Chilean citizens planning to vote in a referendum on a new constitution next month will be at no greater risk of contracting coronavirus at the ballot box than they would be going to the supermarket, the head of the country's electoral service said on Monday. Patricio Santamaria, the Servel president, said what was at stake was "too important" for voters to stay away. "We know there is fear but I want to emphasize that going to vote will be no more dangerous than going to the supermarket, paying a bill or running another errand," he told journalists in the capital Santiago.
Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are advancing a vaccine that may be able to prevent strains of the common cold in the future. But their immediate concern is the imminent flu season because nearly seven months since receiving their first samples of the novel coronavirus from a Washington state patient, they still don't know whether catching the flu could increase the chances of getting COVID-19. When this virus emerged, it was sort of coming toward the tail end of the flu season.