The mother had just given birth when the officer began CPR.
The mother had just given birth when the officer began CPR.
Fox News host Melissa Francis admitted on Thursday that she doesn't trust her own network's polling—conducted by a group considered among the industry's most trustworthy pollsters—while also claiming on-air that she deliberately misleads pollsters when they call her. With President Donald Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in many national and battleground state polls, a narrative has formed that there are so-called “secret Trump voters” who don't feel comfortable expressing their support for the president. A recent Monmouth poll in Pennsylvania, which finds Biden up by 13 points, shows that a majority of voters in the state believe a secret Trump vote exists.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Charges against a Las Cruces police officer who is accused of killing a man during a traffic stop in February were increased from involuntary manslaughter to second-degree murder Thursday when New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his office would be taking over the case. The maximum possible sentence for involuntary manslaughter is 18 months; second-degree murder carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. Christopher Smelser stands accused of killing Antonio Valenzuela, 40, on February 29 after placing him in a vascular neck restraint.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States was "deeply disappointed" in a ruling on Thursday by Europe's highest court that a trans-Atlantic data transfer deal is invalid because of concerns about U.S. surveillance. Pompeo said in a statement that the United States would review the consequences and implications of the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union that could disrupt thousands of companies that rely on the agreement. "We are deeply disappointed that the Court of Justice of the European Union ... has invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework," Pompeo said.
Houses were toppling into the Xi River as it burst through levees, swallowed farm fields and roared into villages. It was the worst flood in decades, one of many that have been ravaging swaths of southern and central China since early June, forcing millions to evacuate, damaging more than 28,000 homes and leaving 141 dead or missing, according to official numbers. The water swirled past her first floor, but Zhang Meifeng, 67, didn't want to go.
A once obscure internet debate over the limits of free speech and the rise of what critics call “cancel culture” has, somewhat improbably, become a significant 2020 campaign issue. President Trump tapped into conservative worries about cancel culture — the notion that everyone from intellectuals to everyday citizens can be “canceled” and see their lives upended if they become the target of an online “mob” — in a July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore. Cancel culture, the president insisted, is “the very definition of totalitarianism.”
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.
A committee member behind the report told NPR that the guidance comes after the US "failed children" by pulling them out of school without an appropriate plan and then scrambling to get them back in the classroom without one, either. It laid out a number of safety measures for schools to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, including providing masks, smaller class sizes, more teachers, and other safety measures. It urged schools to work with staff, families, and public health officials to develop plans that are individualized for communities.
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.
As protests against racial injustice spread across the country after Floyd's death on May 25, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has positioned himself as the candidate who could root out systemic racism in America. But Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and the principal of Black Future Labs, says Biden is still “far away” from the change that Democratic voters want to see. Frankly, I think [the Biden campaign is] well aware that they are pretty far from the concerns that this movement has put forward—and that is not acceptable,” Garza said during a TIME100 Talks discussion.
Crews have extinguished all known fires aboard a U.S. Navy warship that burned for four days at its mooring in San Diego, a top admiral said on Thursday, but it was still unclear if the Bonhomme Richard could be saved. Firefighters were combing through the 844-foot-long (257-m) amphibious assault ship to make sure that all flames were out before a formal investigation could begin into the cause of the blaze, Rear Admiral Philip Sobeck told a news briefing at U.S. Naval Base San Diego. The flames erupted on Sunday morning, followed by at least one large explosion aboard the Bonhomme Richard, which was commissioned in 1998 with a name dating to the U.S. Revolutionary war.
As she gathered support for what was then thought to be a long-shot primary bid against Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), congressional hopeful Lauren Boebert made an appearance on “Patriots' Soapbox,” a YouTube channel with a devoted following that claims to broadcast “real news the MSM does not cover.” In her appearance, Boebert ran down her usual talking points: how she confronted former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke over gun control, how the restaurant she owns stands out because of its open-carry policy for waitresses, and how she dreams of joining the hard-right House Freedom Caucus. There was the list of QAnon conspiracy theorist “clues” that the channel displayed next to her screen, and a constantly updating chat about QAnon running elsewhere on the broadcast at the same time.
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.
In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, a state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees, including top executives, received experimental shots even before the government approved testing in people. “Giving a helping hand in forging the sword of victory,” reads an online post from SinoPharm with pictures of company leaders it says helped “pre-test” its vaccine. Whether it's viewed as heroic sacrifice or a violation of international ethical norms, the claim underscores the enormous stakes as China competes with U.S. and British companies to be the first with a vaccine to help end the pandemic — a feat that would be both a scientific and political triumph.
In an extraordinary move, the Asheville City Council has apologized for the North Carolina city's historic role in slavery, discrimination and denial of basic liberties to Black residents and voted to provide reparations to them and their descendants. "Hundreds of years of Black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today," said Councilman Keith Young, one of two African American members of the body and the measure's chief proponent. Instead, it will make investments in areas where Black residents face disparities.
Evan Vucci/AP White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday President Trump wanted US schools to be "open and full" and that "the science should not stand in the way of this." McEnany then cited a study that showed the risk of critical illness from COVID-19 in children is "far less for children than that of season flu," adding, "The science is on our side here." But public-health experts have cautioned against reopening schools because there isn't enough research into how children react to the novel coronavirus.
Authorities who study extremism told Congress Thursday that far-right groups, not the radicals of antifa, currently pose the most serious threat of political violence in America — including attacks on the police. Beirich was called to testify Thursday as part of a virtual hearing of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism, along with J.J. MacNab, a fellow at George Washington University's Program on Extremism, and John Donahue, the former chief of strategic initiatives for the New York City Police Department and a fellow at Rutgers University's Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience. The subject of the hearing, led by subcommittee Chairman Max Rose, D-N.Y., was “assessing the threat of accelerationists and militia extremists,” such as members of the so-called boogaloo movement, which has recently become the subject of increased national interest following the arrests of several alleged boogaloo members on charges mostly related to violent actions or plots relating to the Black Lives Matter protests.
Customs and Border Protection fired four employees and suspended more than three dozen others without pay after a year-long investigation into their involvement in Facebook groups featuring violent, sexist and racist posts against migrants and Latino members of Congress. CBP said in a statement to NBC News on Friday that after an investigation into 138 cases of “inappropriate social media activity,” four employees were removed from service, 38 were suspended without pay, 33 were disciplined with reprimands or counseling and 63 of the allegations were unsubstantiated. The Los Angeles Times first reported news of the firings on Thursday.