WLKY meteorologist Susanne Horgan has the latest on some hot temps headed our way.
WLKY meteorologist Susanne Horgan has the latest on some hot temps headed our way.
Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., confirmed Thursday night that won't be seeking re-election to Congress this year. Amash also retweeted a report from The Detroit News that said he wasn't campaigning for re-election. In April, Amash said in an interview with Reason magazine that he didn't intend to return to his congressional campaign because he was focused on running for president.
A homeless man died of a spinal injury 10 days after he was goaded into doing a backflip for $6, the Las Vegas police said. The police arrested a 28-year-old man who they say had livestreamed the entire incident and could be heard telling viewers he offered the man cash for the stunt. Keonte Jones was booked into a local jail on Tuesday on a felony charge of willfully disregarding a person's safety, according to the police.
Taiwanese officials in Hong Kong have been told their visas will not be renewed unless they sign a document supporting Beijing's claim to Taiwan under its "one China" policy, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The move comes after Taipei criticised a new security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing, and opened an office in Taipei this month to help people who may want to leave the Asian financial centre. Several Taiwanese officials at its de facto Hong Kong consulate who were due to renew their visas have been asked by the city's government to sign the document, a senior Taiwan official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Screenshot/Fox News Ed Mullins, the head of the NYPD sargeants union, appeared on Fox News on Friday via remote video with a mug placed behind him emblazoned with the symbol of a far-right conspiracy theory. Mullins refused to say whether the mug was his or whether he endorses the QAnon conspiracy in a call with Business Insider. "Our country is falling apart, New York City is in crisis, and the only thing the news media is concerned about is a mug," Mullins told Business Insider on Friday.
President Donald Trump's newfound disdain for online education is a sharp departure from what his administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have long championed in terms of policy on virtual learning. As he presses schools and colleges to physically reopen their doors this fall, Trump has dismissed online learning as an acceptable strategy that local education leaders can employ as they face surging coronavirus cases in many parts of the country. “Now that we have witnessed it on a large scale basis, and firsthand, Virtual Learning has proven to be TERRIBLE compared to In School, or On Campus, Learning,” Trump said in a tweet last week.
While the Orange County Department of Education is mandated to exist because of the state education code, now may be the time to look at what its board really does. The OCDE does some administrative things, but I never really figured out what the governing board actually did. Maybe we don't need this board at all.
Kentucky businessman and Democrat Party stalwart Jerry Lundergan was sentenced on Thursday to 21 months in prison for making illegal contributions to the failed U.S. Senate campaign of his daughter, former Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Prosecutors said Lundergan, 73, orchestrated a scheme to funnel more than $200,000 in illegal contributions to Grimes' 2014 campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell. They alleged he either paid for campaign services directly and didn't seek reimbursement or paid costs through a co-defendant, Dale Emmons.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Eliot Engel, a powerful House committee chair who served decades in Congress, was defeated by a political newcomer in a stunning upset showing the power of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, according to the Associated Press. More than three weeks after polls closed in the the New York primary, Jamaal Bowman was officially declared the winner Friday over incumbent Engel, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee – ending a 30 year career in Congress. "The numbers are clear, and I will not be the Democratic nominee for the 16th Congressional District seat in the fall election," Engel said.
French authorities are opening an investigation into accusations of complicity in acts of torture against the powerful crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, sources said Friday. Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told AFP that a French investigating magistrate had been mandated to take on the probe, which will notably look at acts allegedly committed in the war in Yemen. An initial investigation had been opened in October 2019 against the prince, who is known as MBZ, after two complaints were filed when he came to Paris on an official visit in November 2018.
Federal law enforcement officers sent to quell demonstrations in Portland, Oregon last night used tear gas on hundreds of protesters at the city's federal courthouse. It comes amid an escalating row with the federal government over the need to impose “law and order” on the streets, with the city's mayor at odds with the Department of Homeland Security. The demonstrations that began after the killing of George Floyd have continued in Portland for more than six weeks, with clashes between protesters and law enforcement sometimes erupting into violence and damage to property.
Three people were arrested and a fourth was issued a summons after a Black Lives Matter mural on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower was vandalized with blue paint Friday afternoon, police said. Two women and a man were arrested and charged with criminal mischief after surveillance video showed them smearing the blue paint, police said. Morgan and Germanotta said that their actions were in part motivated by anger at Mayor Bill de Blasio.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel the United States, Las Vegas seems to be operating business as usual. “I would say in the last month we've been completely overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and our hospital is running out of space,” one Las Vegas emergency room doctor, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of professional retaliation, told The Daily Beast on Friday. One of the states that loosened coronavirus restrictions in May, Nevada has set records for new cases throughout July.
Prosecutors are going after people scamming the Payment Protection Program, which is designed to give coronavirus relief loans to small businesses. According to a new indictment from federal prosecutors in California, a man fraudulently obtained nearly $9 million in loans and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on gambling. A California man was arrested Thursday and charged with lying on his applications to receive nearly $9 million of coronavirus relief loans — and then spending "hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulently obtained loan proceeds" at gambling establishments.
The government of India has agreed to allow U.S. air carriers to resume passenger services in the U.S.-India market starting July 23, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday. The Indian government, citing the coronavirus, had banned all scheduled services, prompting the U.S. Transportation Department in June to accuse India of engaging in "unfair and discriminatory practices" on charter air carriers serving India. The Transportation Department said it was withdrawing an order it had issued requiring Indian air carriers to apply for authorization prior to conducting charter flights, and said it had approved an Air India application for passenger charter flights between the United St...
Sudan says River Nile water levels have dropped as a reservoir behind Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance dam has filled up, hitting out at "any unilateral actions taken by any party". Egypt has also demanded "quick official clarification" from Ethiopia. Both Sudan and Egypt are downstream, and fear the large dam will greatly reduce their access to water.
The Border Patrol's parent agency said Friday that it fired four employees and suspended 38 without pay for inappropriate social media activity following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked members of Congress and migrants. The investigation began in July 2019 after posts surfaced in a secret Facebook group called “I'm 10-15. They questioned the authenticity of images of a migrant father and child dead on the banks of the Rio Grande River and depicted doctored images of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez purporting to perform a sex act on President Donald Trump.
Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said Dr. Anthony Fauci was being 'quite generous' in his description of the Trump administration's COVID-19 response across the country.
President Trump's dismal polling numbers are having down-ballot consequences. Multiple national polls over the past days and weeks have given former Vice President Joe Biden a double-digit advantage over Trump this fall. The Cook Political Report says those results "are seriously jeopardizing down-ballot GOP fortunes," leading it to move 20 House races toward Democratic candidates in its largest one-way shift in a long time.
On Thursday the Supreme Court, responding to an emergency appeal, issued an order that will make it impossible for thousands of former prison inmates convicted of felonies to vote in Florida's primary election. It's an ominous ruling in an election year already thrown into confusion by the COVID-19 pandemic and haunted by the specter of partisan disputes about voter fraud and voter suppression. In 2018, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring the right to vote for most people convicted of felonies after they completed all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation.
Fox Nation host Lara Logan tells 'Fox and Friends' the clash between protesters and law enforcement is described as a 'color revolution,' a term for techniques to overthrow a government, a regime change.