Wolf visited the health center to thank health care workers on the front lines.
Wolf visited the health center to thank health care workers on the front lines.
More than 40 countries accused North Korea on Friday of illicitly breaching a United Nations cap on refined petroleum imports and called for an immediate halt to deliveries until the end of the year, according to a complaint seen by Reuters. The 15-member U.N. Security Council imposed an annual cap of 500,000 barrels in December 2017 in a bid to cut off fuel for North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. But in a complaint to the U.N. Security Council North Korea sanctions committee, 43 countries - including the United States, Britain and France - said they estimated that in the first five months of this year Pyongyang had imported more than 1.6 million barrels of refined ...
Consular officials departed the Chinese consulate in Houston on Friday afternoon after the Trump administration ordered the facility to shut down. At that point, federal agents checked the locked doors of the consulate and a locksmith was seen working to crack the lock on one door. The U.S. alleged that the consulate was a nest of Chinese spies who tried to steal data from facilities in Texas, including the Texas A&M medical system and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Patricia McCloskey's handgun was inoperable when she brandished it to ward off demonstrators who had congregated on her front lawn, but a St. Louis prosecutor ordered crime lab technicians to reassemble the gun in working order and then attested that it was “readily capable of lethal use” in charging documents filed against McCloskey. McCloskey has stated that the handgun she used was inoperable, which under Missouri law would exonerate her from the charge of unlawful use of a weapon. However, assistant circuit attorney Chris Hinckley wrote that the gun was “readily capable of lethal use” when charging McCloskey on Monday, a St. Louis NBC affiliate reported.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer and a soon-to-be father of twins has died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday. The city's mayor has ordered all flags in the city to be lowered in honor of Officer Valentin "Val" Martinez. Police said Martinez was expecting twins with his domestic partner who is 20-weeks pregnant.
Charlamagne Tha God has hit out at Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden for branding Donald Trump the “first” racist president. Mr Biden had criticised Mr Trump for what he called “his spread of racism” on Wednesday, calling him the “first” racist to be elected president. “The way he deals with people based on the colour of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening,” said Mr Biden.
Each color-coded section of the map refers to the type of galaxy astrophysicists detected and mapped in that section: closer galaxies are shown in blue, and quasars are in yellow. Eva-Maria Mueller and Zosia Rostomian/Perimeter Institute, The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Oxford University The map helps to fill in a major gap in astrophysicists' knowledge of the universe's history — an 11 billion year gap. Scientists know what the universe looked like soon after it began, thanks to decades of research about the Big Bang.
Three separate storm systems are bearing down on the United States and Caribbean this weekend. The tropical threats include Hurricane Douglas in the Pacific Ocean, which is barreling toward Hawaii; Tropical Storm Hanna in the Gulf of Mexico, which will make landfall on the Texas coast on Saturday; and Tropical Storm Gonzalo in the Atlantic, which will impact the Windward Islands. Douglas was a powerful Category 4 hurricane Friday morning with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph while moving west-northwest at 18 mph. The storm's center was located about 1,000 miles east-southeast of Hilo on the Island of Hawaiʻi.
MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images A Texas man died after he was hospitalized for coronavirus after he was infected by his granddaughter after she attended a party. Dr. Joseph Chang, chief medical officer at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, told WFAA that the "20-something" girl visited her 80-year-old grandparents after going to a party with her friends. The girl wasn't showing symptoms, but all three of the family members were taken into the hospital's intensive care unit, Chang told the outlet.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to lift a 50-person limit on religious services adopted by Nevada's Democratic governor in response to the coronavirus pandemic. By a 5-4 vote, the justices denied a request by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley in rural Nevada for an interim order that would have allowed it to host services for about 90 congregants. Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, voted with the court's four liberal members.
Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville doubled down on his prediction on Friday that President Trump may yet abandon his run for reelection.
Hundreds of armed, predominantly Black, activists demanded justice for Breonna Taylor during peaceful demonstrations Saturday in her Kentucky hometown that drew counter-protesters from a white militia group. Police closed streets and set up barricades to keep the two groups apart as tensions remained on edge in Louisville, where protests have flared for months over the death of Taylor, a Black woman killed when police busted into her apartment in March. By the time Black activists dressed in black fatigues arrived in the heart of downtown Saturday afternoon, most of the white militia members had already left.
The manner in which Arotile was said to have died—from the impact of a reversing car—raised suspicion across Nigeria that she was murdered. The country's leading activists and politicians, including the outspoken former senator Shehu Sani, joined her family in immediately demanding an inquiry into the pilot's death. The NAF quickly responded by announcing a preliminary investigation into the tragedy.
North Korean authorities have imposed a lockdown on the border city of Kaesong after discovering what they say is the country's first suspected coronavirus case, state media reported Sunday. Leader Kim Jong Un convened an emergency politburo meeting on Saturday to implement a "maximum emergency system and issue a top-class alert" to contain the virus, the official Korean Central News Agency said. If confirmed, it would be the first officially recognised case of COVID-19 in North Korea, where medical infrastructure is seen as woefully inadequate to deal with any epidemic.
Federal agents were seen wrestling a protester holding a US flag and a leaf blower to the ground as the latest violent crackdown on demonstrations in Portland lasted through the night. The sounds of flash bangs can be heard in the background as other armed officers stand by and smoke from tear gas drifts past. One officer kneeling over the protester takes away the flag – which at one point covers the officer's head – while another removes his leaf blower, a domestic tool used by some demonstrators to disperse tear gas.
President Trump said in a tweet that a GOP lawmaker told him he will not change the names of military bases, after a provision to rename military bases named for Confederate officials passed in Congress with a veto-proof majority. The president said Senator Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, informed him he will not change the names of bases. "I spoke to highly respected (Chairman) Senator @JimInhofe, who has informed me that he WILL NOT be changing the names of our great Military Bases and Forts, places from which we won two World Wars (and more!
Joe Raedle/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders called Tesla CEO Elon Musk a "hypocrite" and "pathetic" over his tweet disparaging another government stimulus package. "Another government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people imo," Elon Musk said on Twitter on Friday. Musk on Friday said only direct payments should be included in a new relief bill.
Average temperatures in Siberia were 18F above average last month, the United Nations weather agency warned Friday. The spate of exceptional heat has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle and contributed to a rapid depletion in ice sea off Russia's Arctic coast. "The Arctic is heating more than twice as fast as the global average, impacting local populations and ecosystems and with global repercussions," World Meteorological Organization secretary-general Petteri Taalas said in a statement.
A Chinese researcher who took refuge from U.S. authorities at China's consulate in San Francisco is now in American custody and is expected to appear in court on Monday, U.S. Justice Department officials said. According to court filings in U.S. District Court in San Francisco this week, Juan Tang, who worked at the University of California, Davis, falsely claimed on her visa application that she had not served in the Chinese military. She was charged with visa fraud on June 26.
These are just the latest, known victims of systemic and racial injustice. Any list of victimized or deceased persons of color can never be exhaustive. Countless others have experienced systemic injustice, racial hatred and varied forms of domestic terror in everyday life.