A judge denied bail for a man accused of raping a woman at a hotel on the North Shore last weekend.
A judge denied bail for a man accused of raping a woman at a hotel on the North Shore last weekend.
A Democratic Party meeting that leaders hoped would project unity weeks ahead of the national convention instead broke out into a behind-the-scenes feud over corporate money in politics. At a virtual gathering of a key committee for the Democratic National Convention, Bernie Sanders-allied members said Joe Biden appointees called them “children” and made other rude comments in a breakout room where they were talking privately. The argument served as a reminder of the tensions that are still simmering below the surface between moderate and progressives as the party seeks a united front against President Donald Trump.
The incident, which drew attention on social media, has sparked a flurry of donations to the inmates' accounts. The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office said the inmates had pounded on their cell doors when they saw the deputy fall — when he awoke, he thought an inmate needed help and released the cell doors to free them. The three inmates, Terry Loveless, Walter Whitehead, and Mitchell Smalls, then came to his aid and used his phone and radio to call for help.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth may be on Biden's VP shortlist. “So my choice is five hours of homeschooling every day for my daughter and failing her, because I'm not a trained educator, or sending her to a school where she could very likely get this virus or bring it home and get her 2-year-old sister sick or my 79-year-old mom, who lives with us,” Duckworth tells Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson on the latest episode of The New Abnormal. Then Princeton's Sam Wang talks about how national polling works, what it means for Biden, and the out-of-the-way campaigns that could make a huge difference for decades to come.
Democrats rejected a short-term extension of a $600 weekly unemployment benefit proposed by the White House on Thursday.
Two pilots are dead after their airplanes collided while battling a 500-acre wildfire in southeastern Nevada, according to authorities. “We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the two pilots and to all those working with the BLM Nevada Ely District,” said Nevada's Bureau of Land Management State Director Jon Raby. The small airplanes that crashed were used to support firefighters on the ground, delivering up to 800 gallons of fire retardant in areas where larger airtankers can not.
A Texas Republican who tested positive for Covid-19 wrongly suggested he may have contracted the novel coronavirus by wearing a face mask — and said he would be taking an unproven treatment touted by Donald Trump. Louie Gohmert (R—Tx) tested positive on Wednesday during a White House procedural screening just before he was set to fly with the president to Texas on Air Force One. Leading infectious disease experts and global health guidances have recommended wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic to help prevent a spread of the novel virus, though some conservatives and allies of the president have rejected the recommendations on Capitol Hill.
Some call it a floating city, a flotilla of 260 mostly Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos archipelago that is stirring diplomatic tension and raising worries about the threat to sharks, manta rays and other vulnerable species in waters around the UNESCO world heritage site. Yet the vast fleet is in international waters, outside a maritime border around the Galapagos and also outside coastal waters off Ecuador, which controls the archipelago. That means the fleet, one of the biggest seen in years off South America's Pacific coast, is likely to fish with minimal monitoring until its holds are full.
A Dutch court cast doubt on the independence of Poland's legal system on Friday in a request for a ruling from the top European Union tribunal over the possible extradition of a suspected Polish drug trafficker. Polish rule of law has become an increasing matter of dispute within the EU, as critics say the ruling nationalist government has undue influence over judicial appointments. The International Chamber of Amsterdam's District Court said it did not believe Polish courts were independent of government and it would not extradite the suspect until the EU Court of Justice told it to.
Harvard and the Trump task force define the red zone differently, but both base their color-coded risk levels on a key metric: the seven-day average of new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people. The “seven-day average” part is important because it smooths out daily fluctuations due to reporting. The “new daily cases” part is important because it offers a current snapshot of the scale of the outbreak.
Reuters The US State Department has sanctioned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's eldest son Hafez to prevent him from working on behalf of his father. In total, 14 Syrian regime officials faced sanctions by the US Department in the second round of sanctions under the Caesar Act, which passed in June. The sanctions were named the Hama and Maarat Al-Numan sanctions to honor victims lost in the 2011 siege of the city of Hama and the 2019 bombing of a busy marketplace in Maarat Al-Numan that killed 42 Syrians.
A Russian court ruled Thursday against a 29-year-old former U.S. Marine who was detained last year on charges of assaulting a police officer after a night of heavy drinking in Moscow, sentencing him to nine years in a Russian prison. Trevor Reed's nine-year sentence is close to the maximum punishment for these charges, which is 10 years. The defendant, his family and his Russian girlfriend all deny the charges.
Several members of Portland's Black community have spoken out against the violent protests in recent weeks, and say the Black Lives Movement has been co-opted. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Following George Floyd's death in May, Portland was one of many cities across the US to react with massive racial-justice protests.
Her arrest wasn't part of a federal insurgency but routine practice by NYPD, especially when used against the homeless and people of color, critics say. But now it was turned against an activist during protests specifically targeted at racism and police brutality. This is standard operating procedure for the warrant squad, as far as I know,” Eugene O'Donnell, a former NYPD officer, Brooklyn prosecutor, and current professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told The Daily Beast.
Emails between Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his chief financial officer David Ebersman were revealed as part of the hearing. In one, Mr Zuckerberg said: "These businesses are nascent but the networks established, the brands are already meaningful, and if they grow to a large scale they could be very disruptive to us... I'm curious if we should consider going after one or two of them."
New U.S. COVID-19 cases showed signs of trending downward Thursday while deaths in Florida rose sharply one day after the U.S. death toll surpassed 150,000. In Washington, D.C., President Trump suggested delaying the November election, saying reliance on mail-in voting due to the pandemic would be inaccurate and fraudulent'' despite lack of any evidence. And the Commerce Department issued a record-breaking report of the U.S. economy, announcing that the gross domestic product contracted at a staggering seasonally adjusted annual rate of 32.9% in the April-June period.
U.S. officials frowned upon the opening of an Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital, saying Thursday that any presence of Iran in the Western Hemisphere is "not something we look very favorably on.” Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak told journalists in a call that the opening of the market shows this is like an alliance of “pariah” states. “I would be surely surprised if Venezuela is able to obtain much benefit from Iran,” said Kozak in his response to a reporter's question about the supermarket.
A carjacking suspect who had already been arrested shot three Chicago police officers as they attempted to escort him into custody on Thursday morning, authorities said. The gunman was being taken out of a patrol van and walked into Northwest Side police station at around 9.30am when he opened fire, hitting the officers. It was not immediately clear whether the suspect used his own gun or took a weapon from one of the police officers.
A top Michigan official warned on Wednesday that, unless the Republican-controlled state Legislature passes a law to speed up the reporting of election results, it would be responsible for a chaotic and destabilizing election this fall. “Continued inaction by lawmakers, when we need their support and partnership now more than ever, will equate to a dereliction of duty,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said on a conference call with reporters. Benson, a Democrat, is the state's top election official.
However, a series of articles reporting doubts by some in Biden's inner circle — particularly following a meeting between Harris and one of Biden's most trusted confidants, former Sen. Chris Dodd — has put Harris in a precarious position. The crux of the issue goes back to last July when Harris executed a viral critique of Biden in the first debate of the primary, or what Biden's sister and former longtime campaign manager described as "that T-shirt moment." With so many motives at play, this is what you need to know about Harris' standing as a potential running mate, and why she may not get the job.
A father and his teenage son with COVID-19 were forced to quarantine by authorities in Honolulu this week, authorities said. The teenager, allegedly "in violation of the COVID quarantine restriction," was spotted by a Honolulu Police Department officer on patrol Tuesday morning at a shopping center, police said in a statement Tuesday. "The teen's father came to [a] shopping center shortly thereafter, and both males were detained," the department said.