Hundreds of people gathered Monday night breaking social distancing guidelines.
Hundreds of people gathered Monday night breaking social distancing guidelines.
In early August, more than 460,000 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on Sturgis, S.D., for a 10-day celebration where few wore facial coverings or practiced social distancing. A month later, researchers have found that thousands have been sickened across the nation, leading them to brand the Sturgis rally a “superspreader” event. “The Sturgis Rally was one of the largest in-person gatherings since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States,” said Joseph J. Sabia, one of the study's authors, a professor of economics and the director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies at San Diego State University.
The family who set off a firework during a gender-reveal gathering that sparked a huge blaze in southern California could face charges and multi-millon dollar fines, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has said. Cal Fire confirmed in a statement on Sunday evening that the El Dorado blaze in Yucaipa — which officials say has torn through some 8,600 acres of land and was only 7 per cent contained on Monday — was started by a smoke generating "pyrotechnic device", used during “a gender-reveal party”. Gender-reveal parties are gatherings where parents expecting a baby hold an event to reveal its sex to family and close friends.
He was the FBI agent so central to the Trump-Russia investigation that he came up with the code name: Crossfire Hurricane, from the lyrics of a Rolling Stones song that happened to be in his head. And he was the same FBI agent whose anti-Trump texts on a government phone — exchanged in "intimate" conversations with an FBI lawyer who wasn't his wife — gave President Donald Trump and his allies powerful ammunition they used in their efforts to discredit the investigation. Now Peter Strzok, a decorated counterintelligence agent who was fired by the bureau he loved, is telling his story in a new book, "Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump."
A Wisconsin priest who condemned Catholic Democrats has the support of a Texas bishop. Father James Altman, pastor of St. James the Less Catholic Church, lashed out at Father James Martin, who participated in the Democratic National Convention. In a 10-minute video posted to YouTube, Altman called the priest a “hyper, confusing spreading heretic” and had harsh words toward Democrats.
Getty/Thomas Patterson Graphic video was posted on Twitter on Labor Day by Oregon Public Broadcasting. "Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered in Oregon City on Labor Day for a planned vehicle rally," Jonathan Levinson and Sergio Olmos reported. "The rally's organizers did not lead the caravan into Portland, as happened at the previous week's event.
The View landed a spicy guest for the first episode of its 24th season on Tuesday when former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined the five co-hosts to talk about her new book, Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House. The first question for Huckabee Sanders went to Meghan McCain, who found herself once again in the middle of the latest Trump scandal after new reporting about the president's alleged disparaging remarks about the military, including her father, the late Sen. John McCain. After explaining that her “first instinct” was to question the anonymous sources who told The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg that Trump called U.S. troops “losers” and “suckers”—and complaining that her family “deserved a heads-up” about the article—McCain said, “The problem as I said before is the president has a pattern of saying incendiary things about people like my father, about people like the Khan family, about people like Col. Vindman.”
Dozens of people were rescued from a blaze in California's Sierra National Forest on Tuesday, according to the California Army National Guard, as wildfires continued to sweep the tinder-dry state. Heavy smoke made it impossible for helicopters to land and remove about 50 people trapped by the Creek Fire earlier Monday, the Fresno Fire Department said in a tweet. But the first of three helicopters deployed Tuesday morning was successful in reaching 13 people at one of several remote campsites, Col. David Hall, commander of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, told NBC's "TODAY" show.
A 12-year-old Black boy was suspended from school and visited by the sheriff's office after he was seen holding a toy gun in his online class, multiple reports say. A teacher saw Isaiah Elliott, who had been playing with a friend, and notified school officials after she wasn't sure whether or not it was a toy, according to the sheriff's report. Elliott's father told Fox 5 San Diego that as an African American it was "frightening and upsetting" to have law enforcement arrive over the issue.
A South Carolina police chief was stabbed in the face with an ice pick when he answered his door, officials say. Franco Fuda was in his Charleston-area home — on-duty, putting on equipment and wearing his uniform — when he heard someone knock on Monday, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in an incident report. That's when Fuda, chief of the Bonneau Police Department, saw a man in his front yard who had been on a “trespass notice” for his property, the report said.
State governments were deluged with thousands of questions from people who'd gotten the seeds, and had no idea how to respond when some people said they'd eaten them, Vice reports. Vice's Jason Koebler requested records regarding the seeds from every state's department of agriculture, as well as from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and some USDA labs. From those records, Koebler found "tens of thousands of Americans received what they perceived to be Chinese mystery seeds in July."
Two men, members of a far-right group, are arrested after supporters of President Donald Trump clash with Black Lives Matter protesters. Labor Day weekend demonstrations turned violent in Salem, Oregon as members supporting different causes collided, resulting in two arrests. The Associated Press reports, supporters of President Donald Trump and Proud Boys members charged at counterprotesters representing Black Lives Matter at the west-coast capital.
The case of a retired French couple who sold their house to settle into a Riviera villa only to find that it was occupied by a family, leaving them “homeless”, has triggered public outrage and calls to change the country's squatting laws. Henri and Marie-Thérèse Kaloustian, both 75, were looking forward to a peaceful retirement by the sea after selling their home in Lyon, southeastern France. After receiving threats from the father, they contacted the local gendarmerie who refused to throw the family out without a court order, reportedly telling the couple: “Sorry, squatters have all the rights.”
The chief of the Rochester Police Department announced he would resign Tuesday following the release of shocking footage of the March death of a 41-year-old Black man in police custody. La'Ron Singletary leaves the department after 20 years under heavy scrutiny over the death of Daniel Prude. He said earlier this week he would not depart his position.
When Golda Barton called 911 on Friday for help calming down her 13-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum, she expected a crisis team to de-escalate the situation. Barton says her son has injuries to his shoulder, both ankles, intestines and bladder. “He's a small child,” Barton said, according to the station.
Footage from a demonstration in Downtown Pittsburgh over the weekend is blowing up on social media. The viral video showed demonstrators and restaurant goers clashing in the streets; KDKA's Royce Jones reports.
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, said Trump once leered at Cohen's teenage daughter in 2012. Cohen said he, his daughter, and Trump were at his New Jersey golf club when Cohen caught Trump staring at his daughter. Business Insider has contacted the White Houes for comment on the claims.
AstraZeneca Plc has paused a late-stage trial of one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates after a suspected serious adverse reaction in a study participant, health news website Stat News reported on Tuesday. It quoted an AstraZeneca spokesperson as saying in a statement that the standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data. The study is testing a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and University of Oxford researchers at various sites, including the United Kingdom, where the adverse event was reported.
The influencer Charly Jordan posted a tearful TikTok on Sunday in which she said she'd tested positive for COVID-19 when she arrived in Rwanda. The travel influencer said that people in hazmat suits had "dragged" her away from her friends when the test came back after a few days and that she was put in isolation in a hotel room. "I'm not with anyone I know, and I'm in f---ing Rwanda, Africa, and I don't know how long I'm going to be here, and they won't tell me anything," she said.
The sun may be setting on Democrats' hopes of picking up Florida. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has seemingly lost his advantage over President Trump in the crucial swing state of Florida, an NBC News/Marist poll released Tuesday found. A lot of that shift seemingly stems from Florida's Latino voters, who have gone from resoundingly supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016 to actually tipping in Trump's favor this time around, the poll showed.
Apple's rumored AirTags accessories have entered production, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review. AirTags are said to be small, Tile-like Bluetooth trackers designed to help users find lost items using their iPhone. The report comes as Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone and other products this month.