Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 Alex Wong/Getty Images With the virtual Democratic National Convention in the rear-view mirror and the nomination handed to former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic strategists plan to do everything they can to disrupt the Republican National convention slated to start next week. After a week of Donald Trump taking daily shots at the Democratic ticket of Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), along with speakers who were live-streamed into the convention, the Democratic Party plans to hit the president with a daily barrage ...
Black Lives Matter and Back the Blue protesters were involved in violent clashes in Portland, Oregon, Saturday. According to reports, the two groups of demonstrators hurled projectiles and attacked each other with weapons. The city has been the site of ongoing protests against police brutality since the death of George Floyd in June.
A police officer from the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia was fired after a viral video on TikTok showed he used a Taser on an unarmed woman outside her mother's home. Former officer Michael Oxford had been placed on desk duty following the Tuesday incident but was later fired, the Gwinnett County Police Department announced on Friday, citing inappropriate conduct in the field. "The investigation in this case has shown that Officer Oxford violated our policy and did not meet our core values," the department said in a statement.
The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog agency will head to Tehran next week to press Iranian authorities for access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material, the organization said Saturday. It will be the first visit to Iran of International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi since he took office last December, and comes amid intense international pressure on the country over its nuclear program. The focus will be on access to sites thought to be from the early 2000s, before Iran signed the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
The World Health Organization just released guidance on whether kids should wear masks. It's broken down into age groups: kids older than 12 should wear them, kids younger than 6 shouldn't, and for kids in between, it depends on a handful of factors. Mask-wearing has been a point of confusion for parents, since children don't tend to get intense coronavirus symptoms, but are nonetheless getting infected in huge numbers.
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CBS News' Margaret Brennan during Sunday's edition of Face the Nation that there have been positive developments in the United States' battle with the coronavirus pandemic — cases and hospitalizations are declining, and Gottlieb also expects deaths, a lagging factor, will start to trend downward soon, as well. The tide is turning as Sun Belt states like Arizona and Florida see improvements, but Gottlieb said there's still cause for concern. What has experts like Gottlieb particularly concerned is that if those states do see a significant flare-up "it could be more diffused" and "spread across a broader section" of the country.
Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, a Fort Hood soldier who has been missing for five days, was recently transferred to a different unit because he was the victim of "abusive sexual contact," U.S. Army officials said Saturday. "We can confirm there is an open investigation of abusive sexual contact involving Sgt. Fernandes," Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam, a 1st Cavalry Division spokesman, said in a statement to NBC News. "The unit sexual assault response coordinator has been working closely with Sgt. Fernandes, ensuring he was aware of all his reporting, care, and victim advocacy options," he said.
Authorities in Belarus blocked more than 50 news media websites that were covering weeks of protests demanding that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko resign but protesters still turned out again Saturday, some forming a chain of solidarity in the capital. The Belarusian Association of Journalists reported the shutdowns Saturday, which included sites for the U.S.-funded Radio Liberty and Belsat, a Polish-funded satellite TV channel focusing on neighboring Belarus. Protests unprecedented in Belarus for their size and duration broke out after the Aug. 9 presidential election, in which election officials say Lukashenko won a sixth term in a landslide.
In secretly recorded audio that was first reported Saturday by The Washington Post, President Donald Trump's sister Maryanne Trump Barry described her brother as "having no principles" and criticized him for "phoniness and cruelty." Business Insider previously reported that Barry has never spoken negatively about her brother in public, and the comments were recorded in conversation with the president's niece, whose critical tell-all about him was published in July. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Sunday on CNN that it was "heartbreaking to think that a family member of the President of the United States would have that view of him."
Florida police arrested a man this week for attempting to cash in a winning scratch-off ticket at the same convenience store he stole it from,authorities alleged. The Clearwater Police Department said in an August 20 statement that the man was identified as 27-year-old Herbert McClellan. According to police, McClellan "stole 13 scratch-off tickets from the Speedway convenience store at 32 Bay Esplanade.
Chaos has ensued at mail sorting facilities across California as employees struggle with the recent cutbacks in staffing and equipment. At one mail-sorting facility in South Los Angeles, employees reported seeing gnats and rodents picking apart containers of fruit and meat that had been left to rot, according to the Los Angeles Times. The reports come after recently-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy made a series of sweeping changes to the postal service.
Two tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean Saturday as potentially historic threats to the US Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while the other was pushing through the gap between Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba. Tropical Storms Laura and Marco were both projected to approach the US Gulf Coast at or close to hurricane force, representing a very unusual threat to Americans in their paths. Devastating wildfires in California have torched nearly 1m acres, in areas totalling more than the size of the state of Rhode Island, with 100,000 residents under evacuation orders.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has made it to Berlin after all. Navalny, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been comatose since falling ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow on Thursday. Medical staff at the Omsk, Russia, hospital where he was previously treated had initially refused to allow his transfer to the German capital, claiming he was too unstable to move, but they appeared to relent after international scrutiny, The Washington Post reports.
People are pretending to be Holocaust victims in a new and disturbing TikTok trend. The videos show creators wearing makeup that imitates burns and bruises while explaining how they died in the Nazi death camps. One TikTok creator told Insider that she made a video to "educate people" about the Holocaust because she felt like it "was important to share these stories."
Health officials in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota have now traced multiple new COVID-19 cases back to a motorcycle rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota between August 7 and 16. The rally, which drew hundreds of thousands of bikers to the 6,900-person city, has been tied to 15 new coronavirus cases in Nebraska, seven in Minnesota, and multiple incidences in South Dakota, according to CNN. The event was one of the largest public gatherings in the US since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention, a speech he spent nearly 50 years waiting to give, marked an unmemorable ending to an overscripted and underwhelming convention. The American people weren't buying what the Democrats were selling. From hearing Hollywood celebrities talk down to Middle America to having Bill Clinton lecture us on how to behave in the Oval Office (really), apart from the tone deafness and the angriness that permeated the airwaves night after night, what stood out most isn't what Democrats said at their convention, but what they didn't say.
A majority of Republicans surveyed in a national poll believe the number of deaths from the coronavirus is “acceptable,” and hold positive views of the US response to the pandemic. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans surveyed agreed with the statement that the number of coronavirus deaths in the US — which this week reached over 176,000 — was “acceptable.” The CBS poll also found differences between Democrats and Republicans on how the US has handled the pandemic.
Berlin has announced that it will rename Moor Street - Mohrenstraße in German - after years of protests surrounding the controversial street name. The central street, which is located in the city's trendy Mitte district, will now be called Anton-Wilhelm-Amo-Strasse in honour of the country's first black scholar. The decision was made by the centre-left Social Democrats and the left-wing Green party, who overruled a motion put forward by left-wing factions that a naming committee be established to review the street name.
In Springfield, Massachusetts, police are searching for a man who approached shoppers in Walmart, hugged them, and then claimed he was infected with COVID-19. The man, seen wearing a mask on CCTV, walked up to one shopper, hugged him, and said: "Just giving you a COVID hug," before laughing and walking away, police have said. One of the victims of the potentially dangerous, unwanted hugs was a cancer survivor.