Former Del. Cheryl Glenn Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison
Former Del. Cheryl Glenn Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump, proposed Tuesday to triple federal contracting for racial minorities by 2025 and reduce college costs to ensure women and people of color benefit from his economic recovery plans. Biden noted that with 18 million out of work, the economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has hit Black and Latino communities especially hard, with unemployment rates of 15.4% and 14.5% respectively. Biden said his goal is rebuild a more inclusive society.
The US Navy mocked Iran after it fired missiles at a replica US aicraft carrier on Tuesday and Wednesday. Iran dragged a mockup US vessel into the Strait of Hormuz in an apparent show of offense toward the US. The US has the world's most powerful carrier fleet, with 11 aircraft carriers.
Two women have been arrested for attacking a Wisconsin state senator during a chaotic night of violence near the state Capitol last month. The women, ages 26 and 33, turned themselves in Monday and were taken to the Dane County Jail, Madison police said. Democratic Sen. Tim Carpenter was beaten after taking cell phone video of protesters the night of June 23.
While the video showed a shortened version of the exchange, police said the boy was part of a larger group of bicyclists riding through New Jersey that were blocking traffic and causing a safety hazard. Ridgewood police said the incident is under investigation and has been referred to the Internal Affairs Unit due to the use of force and the public response. Ridgewood Police Department chief, Jacqueline Luthcke, said the group of cyclists ignored repeated orders to stop as they approached a section of the central business district that had been closed to traffic for a "Welcome back Ridgewood" event.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh reportedly didn't want to be on the losing side of a major case. In late June, the court ruled 5-4 that a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have "active admitting privileges" at a hospital within 30 miles was invalid. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with liberals to provide the pivotal vote in the case, but as people familiar with court discussions tell CNN, that's not how Kavanaugh wanted it to go down.
Hawaii's governor said Japan had put it on a list of destinations for the potential resumption of international travel, making it the only U.S. state being considered. "It's important that we restore travel between Japan and Hawaii and we see this program as a way to make this possible, while also preventing the further spread of infections from COVID-19," Governor David Ige said in a statement. Hawaii is "honored" to make the list along with 12 other destinations, he added.
In his first appearance ever before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr declined to say that political concerns weren't animating the Trump administration's use of federal troops to crack down on Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Asked by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) if he'd discussed the politics of the crackdown with Trump or anyone in his inner circle, Barr didn't specifically mention the Department of Justice operations but confirmed that the election “comes up” in his conversations with the president. “I'm a member of the Cabinet,” said Barr, “and there's an election going on.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted Sunday of nearing deployment of nuclear-tipped hypersonic missiles with his Navy, upping the ante in a three-way arms race with the U.S. and China to develop super-fast missiles that can penetrate any existing defensive system. At the annual naval parade in St. Petersburg, Putin did not detail specifically when hypersonic missiles would be deployed, but the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the weapons are in the final stages of testing. China has also made significant advances in hypersonics, according to Dr. Mark Lewis, director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization at the Defense Department.
Four members of a family in Edinburgh, Texas, died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator inside their home. Hurricane Hanna knocked out power for tens of thousands of Texans in recent days, causing many to turn to generators. Texas authorities urged residents to never use their generators inside their homes due to the deadly fumes, and to always position them outdoors, far away from the home's windows and doors.
A group of doctors who participated in an event on the steps of the Supreme Court — a viral video of which was taken down the next day by social media companies for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus — met with Vice President Mike Pence, according to Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, an influential far-right group that organized the event. A video of Monday's event went viral after Breitbart posted it, ultimately garnering tens of millions of views before being removed the next day by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube due to its many misleading claims about the coronavirus.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Images Four days after CEO Elon Musk decried "special interest earmarks" in economic relief packages, Tesla revealed that it also received government aid in response to the coronavirus. "As part of various governmental responses to the pandemic granted to companies globally, we received certain payroll related benefits which helped to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our financial results," Tesla said in a regulatory filing Tuesday. It did not specify from which government the company received assistance or any dollar amounts.
A prominent Hong Kong democracy activist vowed Wednesday to appeal his sacking by a top university as city leaders and education chiefs were accused of failing to defend academic freedoms under Beijing's tightening grip. Law professor Benny Tai, 56, said he was fired on Tuesday by a disciplinary committee at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) because of being jailed last year for taking part in pro-democracy protests. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Tai said he would appeal against the university's decision and consider launching a judicial review.
Some witnesses in the criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend may face harassment and intimidation and could be reluctant to cooperate with the government if defense attorneys are allowed to discuss them publicly, prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors asked a Manhattan federal court judge to block lawyers for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell from publicly identifying women who have already spoken about the financier or Maxwell on a public forum. “The victims of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein have suffered enough," prosecutors said, urging privacy for accusers except for anyone who acknowledges publicly they are part of the criminal case against Maxwell.
If you needed another reason to avoid coronavirus at all costs, here's one. Skeptics of the disease and the necessity of shutting down the economy to stop its spread have focused on the fact that most coronavirus cases have been mild or even asymptomatic, mistakenly comparing COVID-19 to "just the flu." But a recent study of 100 recovered coronavirus patients reveals 78 of them now have lasting cardiovascular damage even though a vast majority of them had mild cases of COVID-19 in the first place.
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Civil liberties are “on the brink”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has warned after a woman was arrested by plainclothes officers and bundled into an unmarked van in Manhattan on Tuesday. Footage from the scene on Second Avenue at East 25th Street shows three NYPD policemen wrestling the protester to the ground before shoving her into the unmarked silver minivan. A group of uniformed officers then arrives, some of whom are riding bicycles.
Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions of Americans are on the table as White House officials agreed on Monday to begin negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a new virus aid package that's teetering in Congress ahead of approaching deadlines.
Last week, a 24-year-old defector returned to North Korea the way he left in 2017, authorities say, but with a coronavirus pandemic raging in the background this time, his illicit trip drew far more attention. Facing a sexual assault investigation, Kim evaded high-tech South Korean border control systems by crawling through a drain pipe and swimming across the Han River to the North on July 19, the South Korean military has said. Kim's story as a defector begins and, so far, ends in the city of Kaesong, a North Korean border town that hosted a now-shuttered inter-Korean factory park and liaison office.
The US has announced it is to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany, in a move Donald Trump said was intended to punish the “delinquent” Nato member for not spending enough on defence. The US president had declared his intention last month to cut by about a third the 36,000-strong US troop contingent in Germany, faulting its ally for failing to meet the alliance's spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade. Of the troops leaving - a mix of Army and Air Force units - some 5,400 will be relocated to Italy and elsewhere in Europe, while 6,400 forces will be returned to the US and will in time redeploy to the continent.
AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Jeff Bezos said it's possible Amazon's policy against using seller data to dictate its own private-label products has been violated in the past. "We have a policy against using seller-specific data to aid our private label business, but I can't guarantee you that that policy has never been violated," Bezos told Rep. Pramila Jayapal at Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing. Bezos went on to say that the policy itself is "voluntary" in that Amazon chose to create it and that the company treats it "like any internal policy" when it comes to enforcement.