The death is also the first human case of WNV in Tarrant County this year.
The death is also the first human case of WNV in Tarrant County this year.
An official from President Trump's campaign was called out live on the air by one CNN anchor for "doing a real disservice" to Americans. CNN's Brianna Keilar spoke to Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh on Tuesday afternoon in what turned out to be quite a heated conversation. Keilar continued to fact-check Murtaugh throughout the conversation, which went even more off the rails after the topic turned to hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug Trump has pushed as a potential treatment for COVID-19.
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 13-year-old boy in California has died while self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms after a test for the disease came back negative, his family has said. Maxx Cheng of Claremont fell ill on the Fourth of July and died on Thursday after suffering symptoms of the coronavirus, KCBS-TV reported. The teenager's sister, Charlotte Cheng, told the CBS affiliate that her brother had symptoms of Covid-19 including nausea, vomiting, and chest pains.
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.
On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced that it would be removing the name of Margaret Sanger, the organization's founder, from the group's Manhattan clinic. The name removal is part of the organization's “public commitment to reckon with its founder's harmful connections to the eugenics movement,” according to a press release. Planned Parenthood will also work with the City Council and community members to strip nearby Margaret Sanger Square of that name—a designation they had initially pushed for. “Planned Parenthood, like many other organizations that have existed for a century or more, is reckoning with our history, and working to address historical inequities to better serve patients and our mission,” Melanie Roussell Newman, Senior Vice President of Communications and Culture for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.
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.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Tuesday that "the media has tried to scare the American people" on the coronavirus. McEnany was defending similar comments from Vice President Mike Pence's May op-ed titled "There Isn't a Coronavirus 'Second Wave." Since then, the virus has spiked in states across the country, totalling 141,118 deaths and more than 3.8 million confirmed cases, both world records so far, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
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.
Democratic leaders on Monday made public a letter they sent a week ago to the FBI requesting the agency brief all members of Congress about efforts by foreign governments to spread disinformation ahead of the 2020 election. “Congress appears to be the target of a concerted foreign interference campaign, which seeks to launder and amplify disinformation,” said the letter, which was sent July 13 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees, Rep. Adam Schiff of California and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia.
The St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged by a circuit attorney on Monday with unlawful use of a weapon after they pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in late June. Hours after the charges were filed, Missouri's attorney general, Eric Schmitt, filed an amicus brief asking that the charges be dismissed. Schmitt cited the state's "castle doctrine," which allows Missourians to use force against intruders, as a reason the case should be thrown out.
Former Vice President Joe Biden may be the only one at next month's Democratic National Convention who ends up giving a major speech from the host city of Milwaukee, the Daily Beast reported Monday. The news would be the latest blow to Milwaukee, which initially expected the convention to be a major event that would draw some 50,000 people to Wisconsin's largest city this summer. Convention organizers declined to confirm or deny the report Monday night.
There are studies [that show] in villages and regions where you have loss of population, even if it isn't in Eastern Europe, you have growing fear of loss of cultural identity as a result of the influx of newcomers,” said Ruzha Smilova, program director at the Center for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria's capital. She studies the relationship between population loss and nativist movements. Bulgaria's far-right parties are not as strong as those in other Eastern European countries.
A 26-year-old CBS New York reporter died after a moped accident Saturday, the station announced in a video tribute. "Reporter Nina Kapur joined the team in June 2019 and was known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling," the station shared. She died at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after the accident, the station reported, adding, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina's family.
Certain countries have reduced class sizes and implemented social distancing measures and have not seen rises in new daily cases. American schools might also look to other countries for examples of how not to reopen when the academic year begins. Here's a couple of countries that have managed to successfully send pupils back to school — and one cautionary tale of how reopening reignited an outbreak: Denmark After a month in lockdown, Denmark became the first Western country to reopen its schools on April 15.
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, ...
A Georgia judge is scheduled Tuesday to hear arguments in an emergency motion brought by Governor Brian Kemp to stop the city of Atlanta from enforcing a mandate that people wear masks in public to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The motion, pending before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Ellerbe, is the latest salvo in a clash between some Georgia mayors and Kemp over the issue of mask mandates, which the Republican governor opposes. It asks the judge to halt Atlanta's efforts while a lawsuit Kemp filed Thursday works its way through the courts.
Minnesota lawmakers have passed new police measures banning chokeholds and neck holds such as the one Minneapolis Police used on George Floyd. The package, which also bans combative training practices, was said to be the biggest change to policing in the state for some time. Lawmakers spent almost two months negotiating the measures following Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day, which sparked nationwide demonstrations against systemic racism and police violence.
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.
The gunman who shot the husband and son of a federal judge in New Jersey is believed to be an “anti-feminist' lawyer who was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound hours later. Roy Den Hollander, 72, was discovered by a cleaning crew in the upstate New York town of Rockland, two law enforcement sources told The Daily Beast. He had with him a package addressed to U.S. District Judge Esther Salas—as well as papers that contained the name of another men's rights lawyer, Marc Angelucci, who was gunned down at his home last week, the sources said.