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Socially distanced learning centers are open to students needing help with virtual learning.
School Committeeman John Oliveira says he has built an electric fence around his Trump political lawn sign to keep people away after repeated thefts. Oliveira, 54, admits the electrified fence looks terrible and said his neighbors will probably complain, but he did it to protect his property in the city's West End from further thefts. “It hasn't been touched in two weeks since the electric fence went up,” he said.
Virtually alone in the world, the Trump administration will announce on Saturday that U.N. sanctions on Iran eased under the 2015 nuclear deal are back in force. But the other members of the U.N. Security Council, including U.S. allies, disagree and have vowed to ignore the step. That sets the stage for ugly confrontations as the world body prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary at a coronavirus-restricted General Assembly session next week.
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said it's likely we'll know if Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine works in November. The more effective the vaccine is, the quicker a board of independent scientists will be able to conclude that it works. Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca are all leading coronavirus vaccine programs that are aiming to win emergency approval in 2020, if they get positive results for their experimental vaccines.
Kamala Harris did not step off of her private plane on her way to visiting the scene of a devastating California wildfire so much as she bounced. The vice presidential nominee did so in Timberland boots, drawing a wave of online cheers and boos, in what might be the first true sartorial scandal of the Biden/Harris campaign. “THE TIMBS THO,” Meena Harris, Kamala's niece wrote on Instagram.
Hurricane Sally is one of several storms in the Atlantic Ocean, with officials running out of letters to name the hurricanes as they near the end of their annual alphabetic list. Alabama, Florida and Mississippi have all declared states of emergency. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, whose state is still recovering from Hurricane Laura last month, tweeted on Tuesday that resident should all have a "game plan in place for whatever the rest of hurricane season has in store".
Australia's 'whale super highway' Humpback whales migrate to Antarctica from around September each year They leave warmer northern waters after raising their young Thousands travel up and down the Australian coast annually Source: Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans Locals say numbers are increasing and they are spotting larger pods (SOUNDBITE) (English) SKIPPER AND PART OWNER OF CAT BALOU CRUISERS, BRAD WILLS, SAYING: "The population seems to be increasing between one to two percent each year. What we're getting at the moment is the sub-adults.
A white police officer in Utah was charged with second-degree felony assault after ordering a K9 dog to bite a Black man who had complied with his command to raise his hands, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The Salt Lake City District attorney's office charged Salt Lake City officer Nickolas Pearce with aggravated assault stemming from the April 23 incident in which he ordered his dog to bite Jeffery Ryans after responding to a domestic dispute call. Video footage released last month by The Salt Lake Tribune shows Pearce with a K9 dog approaching Ryans, 36, in his backyard.
Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, have contrasting records on race and criminal justice, issues that have risen in prominence in the 2020 election. Here is a look at their stances: RHETORIC In September, Trump and Biden each visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot in the back several times by a white police officer the month prior. The two trips were very different.
Colleagues of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that a bottle of water with a trace of the Novichok nerve agent was found in his hotel room after his poisoning. Navalny fell ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow on Aug. 20 and was flown to Germany, where he was kept in an induced coma for more than two weeks as he was treated with an antidote. Members of his team accused the Kremlin of involvement in the poisoning, charges that Russian officials have vehemently denied.
Hurricane Sally brought raging winds and pouring rain as it cut a path through the Gulf Coast on Wednesday morning, and photos of the new Three Mile Bridge in Pensacola, Florida — or what remains of it — showcase the storm's destructive power. “Many of us, we're beating ourselves up this morning,” Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said during a press conference. Weather forecasts had promised a relatively mild battering, he said, but Hurricane Sally hit harder than anticipated.
Federal prosecutors accused a group of hackers based in China and Malaysia with cyberattacks targeting more than 100 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits worldwide in charges unsealed Wednesday. It's one of the largest hacking campaigns to be prosecuted in the US to date, prosecutors said. The hackers are accused of being a part of a China-based hacking operation called APT41, also known as Barium.
US attorney general William Barr reportedly asked officials at the Justice Department to consider bringing charges against Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan, over her handling of protests earlier this year during which an autonomous police-free zone was set up to keep demonstrators and law enforcement apart. Mr Barr in a phone call last week asked justice department prosecutors in the civil rights division if Democrat mayor Durkan, herself a former attorney, could be charged for allowing the demonstrations to continue without police oversight, the New York Times (NYT) reported, citing two sources familiar with the conversation.
An Israeli court sentenced a young man on Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in the 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents in the West Bank village of Duma. The unidentified youth, who was a minor at the time of the attack, was found guilty last year of membership in a terrorist organization and involvement in a racially motivated crime. It was the second sentencing this week by the Lod District Court in the deadly 2015 Duma arson attack.
The vestiges of enshrined racism are evident in the appalling ignorance of the court opinion's first sentence: “Florida has long followed the common practice of excluding those who commit serious crimes from voting.” With that dog whistle, Chief Judge William Pryor of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals proceeded to again justify as constitutional the racially biased practice of disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of Florida felons who have failed to pay what are, in effect, indeterminate financial penalties stemming from their convictions. To be clear, the “common practice” of felon disenfranchisement laws in the South is rooted in Jim Crow era constitutional and legislative initiatives designed simply to deny Blacks the right to vote.
Unfortunately, we have not prioritized this in the U.S. A first-ever state-by-state study of Holocaust knowledge among millennials and Gen Z by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) revealed what we have known for some time: that younger generations, removed from the memories of World War II, lack critical knowledge of the Holocaust. The study brings to light some especially shocking revelations: many twentysomethings and thirtysomethings in the U.S. think that the hateful views of neo-Nazism represent just an expression of free speech, and they also erroneously believe that the Jews caused the Holocaust.
For years, authorities in Sri Lanka have tried to rid the Indian Ocean island nation of illegal drugs, even attempting to lift a decades-old moratorium on the death penalty to be able to execute drug offenders. The ring allegedly involved officers from the Police Narcotic Bureau who smuggled illicit drugs into the country by sea, stored them in safe houses, ran fake raids and then siphoned off a portion of the seizures to sell to drug dealers, pocketing millions in profits. “This is the first time a big incident like this has taken place in the history of our police,” Sri Lanka's attorney general, Dappula de Livera, said in a televised speech, adding that it has “eroded public confidence in the police.”
President Donald Trump's campaign a year ago envisioned an election scenario where the incumbent president expanded the boundaries of modern electoral politics by winning every state he won four years ago and adding half a dozen others. Their ideal election now a distant dream, Trump's advisers in the final weeks of the campaign, mapped out more dire possibilities showing ways their candidate could lose key states like Florida and still win reelection by conquering a series of Upper Midwest states. One scenario has Trump losing Florida and Arizona but still receiving 270 electoral votes, the minimum needed to win.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday he had asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to supply Belarus with weapons as he faces mass protests over a disputed election. Speaking to Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during talks in Minsk, Lukashenko said: "I also asked the president of Russia for several new types of weapons." "We can keep the situation under control not only in Belarus, but also along our borders," Lukashenko added, according to Belta state news agency.
A German think tank said Wednesday it is closing its Hong Kong office following China's imposition of a sweeping new national security law on the territory. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, which is linked to Germany's opposition Free Democratic Party, said it could no longer ensure the safety of its employees as a result of the new law. It said it is freezing its activities in the former British colony, giving up its office and parting company with its four remaining staff members there.
A memo from the Senate Republican campaign committee suggests the GOP is worried its majority in the chamber could succumb to a blue wave this November as Democrats look to expand their electoral reach into typically red states such as Montana, South Carolina, and Georgia. Less than 50 days before the 3 November elections, the internal GOP memo, obtained and first reported by the Guardian , shows how campaign operatives see the races shaping up in 10 key states that will determine whether Democrats reclaim the Senate majority for the first time in two election cycles. "The next few weeks will define the future of our country for generations to come," the memo from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) reads.