A look at the impact of wildfire smoke, as it increasingly becomes a source of air pollution.
A look at the impact of wildfire smoke, as it increasingly becomes a source of air pollution.
As students nationwide kick off fall classes in a new virtual environment, one Black seventh grader in Colorado is waiting to find out if he will attend school again this fall at all. What started off as a normal day of virtual learning ended with the police being called on the 12-year-old boy because he was playing with a toy gun during virtual art class. Now the boy, Isaiah, has a record with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, and received a five-day suspension from the school and a mark on his school disciplinary paperwork saying he brought a “facsimile of a firearm to school” even though he never left his house.
The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire toward Israel the previous night that coincided with the signing of normalization agreements between Israel and two Arab countries at the White House. The barrage against Israel began Tuesday night just as the ceremony in Washington was getting underway to formalize the new agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The rocket fire continued overnight, with sirens sounding across southern Israel.
Almost two-thirds of millennials and Gen Zers don't know that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and almost half can't name a single concentration camp, an alarming new survey on Holocaust knowledge has found. The survey demonstrated wide gaps in younger American's knowledge of the genocide while also showing a concerning 15% of millennials and Gen Zers thought holding neo-Nazi views was acceptable. The survey is the fifth in a series that looks at people's knowledge of Holocaust history worldwide as well as education around the genocide.
Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that the US needs to “atone” for human rights violations, in response to allegations of abuse against migrants from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) whistleblower. On Monday, Dawn Wooten, a nurse at the Irwin County Detention Centre (ICDC) in Georgia, filed a complaint alongside advocacy groups including, Project South, to the Office of the inspector general (OIG) at the Department of Homeland Security, according to Law and Crime. In the complaint, Ms Wooten claimed that there was “jarring medical neglect” at the facility, and said that several Spanish-speaking women had come forward to Project South to report what they felt was an excessive amount of female detainees forced into having hysterectomies, which involves removing part of or all of the uterus, according to the BBC.
Hurricane Sally slowed so much overnight that forecasters say it's drifting more than moving — and that's a dangerous thing. Slow moving cyclones make for longer storm impact, and Sally is moving at just 2 mph, the National Hurricane Center says. Landfall is expected sometime Wednesday near the Mississippi-Alabama state line and the flooding could be “historic,” with widespread areas receiving 10 to 20 inches of rain and isolated amounts of 30 inches along the Gulf Coast, the center reported Tuesday.
A Malaysian man says he found monkey selfies and videos on his missing phone a day after retrieving it in the jungle behind his house. The content - including footage of a monkey that appears to be trying to eat the phone - has been widely shared on social media since Zackrydz Rodzi posted it on Twitter. Mr Zackrydz, 20, told the BBC he realised his smartphone was gone when he woke up at around 11am on Saturday morning.
Protesters who've spent more than 110 days calling for justice for Breonna Taylor said a $12 million settlement that includes several police reforms is a step toward closure for the city and the 26-year-old's family. But they won't be satisfied until the officers who shot and killed the unarmed Black woman are fired and criminally charged in relation to her death, several protesters said following the announcement. "Yes, it's a pretty decent settlement.
According to a new CDC report, roughly 0.03% of coronavirus cases in kids and teens under 21 have been fatal so far — very few deaths. It's another stark indicator that racism is the biggest reason that Black and brown Americans have a higher likelihood of dying from the coronavirus. According to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, very few children who've gotten sick with the coronavirus have died.
A shocking satellite image shows five tropical cyclones churning in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. The image also captures smoke swirling across the US from historic wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) captured the image on Monday afternoon.
Durham is leading the Barr-sponsored investigation of the FBI's own investigation of alleged 2016 Trump campaign Russia connections and Dannehy was his No. Commentators have long predicted — and Barr has long foreshadowed — that Durham's investigation would be shaped into an October surprise to help re-elect President Donald Trump. The expectation has been that the attorney general would bend department practice to “go public” with some aspect of the Durham probe in a continuing effort to undercut the Mueller investigation, the FBI and the Obama-Biden administration.
A weeks-old anti-mask protest in Utah has become the source of online backlash after a TV news report detailing the rally went viral on social media. The protest, which drew hundreds to the Washington County School District building in St. George, was held Aug. 21 in opposition to a school mask mandate required statewide by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Washington County School District Director of Communications Steve Dunham expressed frustration at protesters, calling it "so dang selfish" that people wouldn't wear a mask in an effort to protect others.
Two inmates have died in as many days from coronavirus at the federal prison complex where the U.S. government plans to carry out two executions next week. The virus deaths are likely to raise alarm with advocates and lawyers for the condemned men over the spread of coronavirus at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. As of Tuesday, more than 40 inmates had confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the agency's statistics.
Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean nation's government has said. A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as have some other countries that were once part of the British empire. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," said Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason, delivering a speech on behalf of the country's Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
Bill Gates says the US's two major public health authorities can no longer be trusted in its coronavirus response after they succumbed to political pressure from the Trump administration. The software billionaire questioned whether a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could be trusted as safe and effective, while saying the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been "written out of the picture" by the White House. Speaking in a Bloomberg Television interview on Tuesday morning, Mr Gates said the FDA had lost credibility after commissioner Stephen Hahn exaggerated the benefits of blood plasma before backtracking the next day.
Police in Utah are now required to try de-escalation first in most cases, a new policy that went into effect just hours after officers shot a 13-year-old boy with autism in Salt Lake City. Golda Barton told local media last week that police shot her son Linden Cameron, who has Asperger's, shortly after she called 911 because he was having a mental health episode. The policy states that de-escalation tactics are "mandatory prior to using force to effect an arrest unless it would be unreasonable to do so.”
Carbon dioxide emissions from plug-in hybrid cars are as much as two-and-a-half times higher than official tests suggest, according to new research. Plug-in hybrid vehicles are powered by an electric motor using a battery that is recharged by being plugged in or via an on-board petrol or diesel engine. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are sold as a low-carbon alternative to traditional vehicles and conventional hybrids - which cannot be recharged from an external source - and are proving increasingly popular.
It took Abu Haider and his relatives several hours to dig up his nephew's grave and exhume the body at a cemetery in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf built especially for COVID-19 victims. When they had finished, they shrouded the body in white sheets, loaded it on to the back of a pickup truck and set off to re-inter it in Najaf's old "Valley of Peace" graveyard, the traditional resting place for Iraq's Shi'ites. In doing so, Abu Haider is not only reliving the pain of losing a loved one to the coronavirus pandemic that has infected nearly 300,000 Iraqis and killed more than 8,000.
Indian and Pakistani soldiers barraged each other with mortar shells and gunfire along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir, killing an Indian soldier and wounding two others, an official said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Devender Anand, an Indian army spokesperson, said three soldiers were injured when Pakistani soldiers used gunfire and mortar shells to attack border posts along the Line of Control in southern Rajouri district Tuesday evening. Anand called the incident “an unprovoked violation” of the 2003 cease-fire accord between the rivals and said the Indian troops “befittingly retaliated,” remarks given after almost every such incident along the volatile de facto border.
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