California is looking to close the juvenile prison system.
California is looking to close the juvenile prison system.
Interviews with logistics experts, immunization professionals and pharmaceutical distribution specialists, together with recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planning documents, give a clearer picture of how coronavirus vaccines will get from manufacturers into the arms of millions of Americans. The swift and so far positive effort to create vaccines to fight COVID-19 has been remarkable but it's only half of the work, said Tinglong Dai, a professor of operations management who studies health care analytics at the Johns Hopkins University. The process will be run by the CDC, which for decades has overseen vaccine distribution in the United States and ran the last national vaccination effort during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited typhoon-stricken areas in the northeast, fired a top official there and promised to send 12,000 workers from Pyongyang for recovery efforts, state media reported Sunday. The Korean Central News Agency said that Kim on Saturday visited South Hamgyong province, which was hit by Typhoon Maysak last week. It said Kim was briefed that the typhoon destroyed more than 1,000 houses and inundated public buildings and farmland in the coastal areas of South Hamgyong as well as nearby North Hamgyong province.
President Trump resumed television advertising after the Republican National Convention with two racially charged commercials airing in Minnesota and Wisconsin, battleground states racked by social upheaval after recent violent police encounters with Black men. Trump's ads show how he is trying to replicate his 2016 success in stirring racial resentments of white voters in Upper Midwest regions that have struggled for decades with a painful decline in manufacturing jobs.
CJNG split off from the Sinaloa Cartel, belonging to now-US prisoner Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, around 2010, and today it has expanded its territorial control over nearly the entire country in an escalating wave of violence with rival organisations. While both Mexico and the United States have actively arrested and extradited hundreds of cartel members and leaders, over the years the strategy has only caused cartels to fragment and regroup in new, often more violent, organisations. El Chapo, who famously broke out of prison twice, on Saturday appealed against his life sentence handed down a year ago by a US court for trafficking hundreds of tons of narcotics into the country.
Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town's population may be greatly affected. Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which towns may be most economically vulnerable during the upcoming school year.
Cypriot authorities are alarmed over the arrival of four boats carrying Syrian and Lebanese migrants in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation's coastline within a 48-hour span. Cyprus police said Sunday that four vessels appeared off Cyprus' eastern and southern coast over the last two days carrying a total 123 migrants and about half of them have been permitted to disembark. Some 21 migrants remain aboard a boat that is adrift off Cyprus' southeastern tip as a result of a faulty engine.
Biden and Trump set sights on swing state voters; Wall Street Journal columnist and Fox News contributor Karl Rove weighs in.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris suggested the Biden administration would not enforce a national mask mandate as promised by Joe Biden. Biden said last month that, if elected, his administration would enforce a nationwide mask mandate. "It would be a standard," Harris said in an interview with CNN when asked to clarify.
While the protests and public dialogue may lead to reforms, the video of Prude's restraint and the subsequent autopsy likely will be the centerpiece of decisions about whether police acted criminally with his death. And there is much in the video and the autopsy, even with its granular medical detail, that will surely be questioned and challenged. What happened: How Daniel Prude suffocated as Rochester police restrained him The latest: New York to empanel grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude Among the questions: Did the police use restraint techniques that were accepted within law enforcement circles, or instead was it dangerous and even deadly for mentally troubled or drug-us...
President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Laurene Powell Jobs in his latest Twitter outburst related to a Thursday report from The Atlantic alleging he in 2018 referred to US soldiers who died in World War I as "losers" and "suckers." Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has owned a majority stake in The Atlantic since 2017 through her company Emerson Collective. "Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man," Trump tweeted.
Four systems in the Atlantic Ocean have the National Hurricane Center's attention, but none of them are the reason Labor Day could be damp. It's midway between the west coast of Africa and the Leeward Islands and will continue to move westward or west-northwestward. This could became Tropical Depression Paulette late Sunday or early around Labor Day when the system reaches the central tropical Atlantic.
A lawyer representing a 17-year-old charged with shooting three people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has resigned from his position with a defense fund that has raked in more than $700,000 to defend his client and conservative causes. Attorney John Pierce is defending Kyle Rittenhouse against intentional homicide charges for shooting two people to death and wounding a third during a night of unrest last month over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed from the waist down. Pierce said he resigned from the #FightBack Foundation fund, which has raised money to defend Rittenhouse, to avoid any “appearance of conflict," USA Today reported.
An indoor church wedding and reception has been linked to 147 coronavirus cases across Maine. Contact-tracing efforts found that guests at the wedding either directly or indirectly spread the virus to two nursing homes and inmates at a local jail. At the start of August, Maine had emerged from the coronavirus pandemic relatively unscathed.
Could the debates do for President Donald Trump what the conventions didn't? A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll indicates many voters think that's possible. A greater share – 47% – predicted Trump will win the debates than the 41% who said Democratic candidate Joe Biden will.
Florida Highway Patrol has cleared the man accused of leaving a woman to die along Interstate 95 after she fell off his motorcycle in Pompano Beach, his attorney says. Miles McChesney, 36, will not likely be charged in the 2018 death of Fort Lauderdale restaurant server Jennifer St. Clair, 33, who died after she fell into traffic and passing drivers ran over her, attorney Russell Cormican said the agency told him. An FHP spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
China's first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced. The secretive, military-run space program has released few details of the craft, which was launched Friday aboard a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's desert northwest. The flight “marks an important breakthrough in our country's research on reusable spacecraft” that promise a “more convenient and inexpensive way” to reach space, Xinhua said.
France-based Flying Whales is developing an environmentally friendly cargo transport aircraft with commercial production posied to begin in 2025. Flying Whales is producing a blimp-like aircraft that can transport and drop off cargo mid-flight. Several components of the cargo transport airship are made to be environmentally friendly, such as its floating capabilities powered by helium, hybrid-electric propulsion system, and lack of need for extra infrastructure during take-offs and landings.
President Trump renewed a drumbeat of claims that rival Joe Biden is too feeble to serve as commander in chief, while casting a shadow on his own opaque health history by embellishing, then rebutting, speculation that he may have had a stroke last year. Trump largely fueled the kerfuffle about presidential fitness himself by denying that he had a "series of mini-strokes," then tried to flip the narrative by suggesting, with no evidence, that maybe it was his opponent, former Vice President Biden, who had suffered a stroke. Trump, who has boasted about acing a cognitive test usually given to detect early signs of decline, also reiterated unsubstantiated claims that Biden suffers from dementia.
Jacob Blake has spoken publicly for the first time since a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, saying he's in constant pain from the shooting, which doctors fear will leave him paralyzed from the waist down. In a video posted Saturday night on Twitter by his family's lawyer, Ben Crump, Blake said from his hospital bed that, “Twenty-four hours, every 24 hours it's pain, nothing but pain. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side-to-side, it hurts to eat.
France must stay vigilant as more people will be hospitalised in intensive care units in the next two weeks, reflecting a flare-up in COVID-19 infections in recent days, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Saturday. Veran however ruled out the need for a new nationwide lockdown, telling BFM television that France had other means to fight the virus, including testing. Health authorities on Friday reported 8,975 new confirmed cases, almost 1,500 higher than the previous daily peak of 7,578 on March 31, when France was in one of Europe's strictest coronavirus lockdowns.