High demand for bus drivers and substitute teachers in Northeast Ohio
High demand for bus drivers and substitute teachers in Northeast Ohio
Kristin Urquiza, the former Arizona resident who drew attention for a searing obituary of her father that slammed politicians' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, called for President Donald Trump to resign Wednesday after reports he'd purposely downplayed the severity of the novel coronavirus. Trump knew weeks before the first confirmed U.S. coronavirus death that COVID-19 was highly contagious and more deadly than the flu, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Yet, when addressing the public, he claimed the virus was "under control" and would soon disappear. "The president is on record lying," Urquiza, whose father died of COVID-19 in June, told The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.
The owner of the San Francisco salon is shutting down her business after the controversy surrounding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not wearing a face mask inside. The owner of eSalon, Erica Kious, told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday that the salon was closing. “I am actually done in San Francisco and closing my doors, unfortunately,” Kious said, blaming the criticism she received from the Pelosi incident.
Tens of thousands of rapes are reported in India every year, but some stand out for being deeply disturbing. In one particularly shocking case, police in the capital, Delhi, have arrested a man in his 30s for the rape and assault of an 86-year-old grandmother. "The woman was waiting outside her home on Monday evening for the milkman when she was approached by her attacker," Swati Maliwal, head of the Delhi Commission for Women, told the BBC.
Harry Dunn's killer is 'willing to consider' a virtual trial in the UK, sources say. Anne Sacoolas was charged with causing the 19-year-old's death by dangerous driving in August last year and went on to claim diplomatic immunity following the crash, allowing her to return to her home in the US. The concept of a virtual trial already has support from Harry Dunn's parents, the Attorney General, the Director of Public Prosecutions.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is going to use $5 million in coronavirus relief funds on a tourism ad campaign. South Dakota experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases following last month's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which researchers believe might be responsible for more than 19% of all new US cases. The state now ranks second in the country for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, with 439 new cases per 100,000 people, but Noem is actively still encouraging people to visit.
Thornberry himself took issue with Trump's comment on Monday suggesting that Pentagon leaders "want to do nothing but fight wars" so they can keep defense contractors happy. "It's exactly the opposite," the Texas Republican said, adding that commanders are often the most reluctant to send troops into battle because they've seen the consequences up close. "Their motivation is to serve the country, and I don't see how that can be questioned."
Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders, former White House press secretary, joins Sean Hannity to discuss her appearance on 'The View.
A Pakistani court sentenced a Christian man to death after finding him guilty of blasphemy for insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad in text messages he sent to a Muslim co-worker in 2013, a defense lawyer said Thursday. Saiful Malook said his client, 37-year-old Asif Pervaiz, was convicted and sentenced this week in the eastern city of Lahore. It was the latest example of the Islamic nation's strict upholding of blasphemy laws.
Elon Musk and Robert Reich, a former US labor secretary, got into it on Twitter. Reich accused the billionaire of being a "modern day robber baron" for cutting worker pay during the pandemic while his own wealth surged. Musk countered that all Tesla workers had stock too, calling Reich a "modern day moron."
Five months after South Florida became a hotbed for COVID-19 cruise outbreaks, Miami-Dade commissioners and cruise executives are urging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to give the cruise industry the OK to restart sailings as soon as possible. At a virtual tourism and ports committee meeting Thursday, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa scolded the federal health agency charged with the country's public health response to COVID-19, saying it has been too slow to communicate with the industry and must work quickly to get cruising up and running again. “The problem is it's not fair that the CDC is not paying attention and communicating with the cruise industry,” Sosa said, citing the time between when cruise companies submitted plans to the agency regarding how to mitigate COVID-19 spread among crew in mid-April and the finalizing of those plans in late July.
WASHINGTON – Trump administration officials at the Department of Homeland Security directed intelligence analysts to stop providing assessments of Russian interference in the U.S. election and to instead focus on China and Iran, according to a whistleblower complaint released Wednesday. The whistleblower, Brian Murphy, who served as an undersecretary in the Homeland Security agency's intelligence office, said acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf told him to squash information about Russian election interference in May of this year. "Mr.
An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd's death is highlighting Floyd's past crimes and history of drug use, calling him an ex-con and “evident danger to the community. Another is seizing on Floyd's medical issues and addiction, saying he likely died from fentanyl, not a knee on his neck. Some court filings by defense attorneys in recent months are taking a blame-the-victim approach.
When he couldn't reach his cousin Jake Hyland on Monday, Jim Mabry drove to his family's remote property in rural Washington state, where wildfires turned pastures of 4-foot-high sage into dust. On Tuesday, Mabry discovered Jake's truck stuck in a ravine, about a quarter of a mile from the land. “When I first saw the truck, I didn't want to search,” Mabry told The Daily Beast.
Patient visits to UCLA hospitals for coughs spiked 50% compared to years past, surpassing the average number of visits for that specific issue by 1,000, according to the study. They also noted a “significant” increase in patients admitted for emergency treatment due to coughs, and patients hospitalized for acute respiratory failure. Researchers argue the unusually high number of visitors, patients and hospitalizations may indicate that the coronavirus had silently arrived and begun establishing a foothold undetected on the West Coast around Christmas 2019.
Relations between India and China have been worsening over the past few months, and the two world powers are facing off against each other along their disputed border in the Himalayan region. India's construction of a new road to a high-altitude air base is seen as one of the main triggers for a clash with Chinese troops in June that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. India acknowledged its deaths.
As a result, points that Whole Foods workers accrued prior to March 3 have remained on their records longer than expected, forcing some employees to face unexpected punishment for late arrivals or absences, employees said. "All of a sudden we are being ordered by our global HR to hand out corrective action that has elongated roll-off dates for infractions in the middle of a pandemic that is still raging," said one Whole Foods manager. Whole Foods declined to comment on the reason behind the point extension.
Sayu Bhojwani was glad that former Vice President Joe Biden chose a woman of color to be his running mate. “This idea that only white men can serve as president and represent even the most diverse districts, but Black women and minority women can only represent Black and minority women, is problematic,” said Bhojwani, founder and president of New American Leaders, New York City's first commissioner of immigrant affairs and founder of South Asian Youth Action. “The nomination of Kamala is a signal, an opening to the possibility that any of us who consider ourselves American can run for the highest office of the land.”
Canadian rapper Tory Lanez apologized to Megan Thee Stallion over text after he allegedly shot her outside a Hollywood Hills mansion, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. TMZ first reported that Lanez claimed he "got too drunk" in messages sent to the "Savage" artist after the incident, which occurred in the early hours of July 12 and left Megan Thee Stallion with bullet wounds in her feet. "I know u prolly never gone talk to me again, but I genuinely want u to know I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart," Lanez wrote in a text obtained by TMZ.
Chinese and Russian forces will take part in joint military exercises in southern Russia later this month along with troops from Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and others, China's defense ministry announced Thursday. The “Caucasus 2020” drills will deploy wheeled vehicles and light weaponry to be flown to the drill location by China's latest transport aircraft, the ministry said in a statement. China has reported no new domestic coronavirus cases in weeks, while Russia is continuing to see new cases and has reported more than 1 million people infected.