CBS4's Lisa Petrillo spoke with Musa Jewelry owner Bobbie Van Der Vlugt.
CBS4's Lisa Petrillo spoke with Musa Jewelry owner Bobbie Van Der Vlugt.
Donald Trump Jr is reportedly concerned that his father may not win re-election come November. Mr Trump Jr's concerns were leaked to the Times by unnamed campaign officials and a conservative activist who claims they have regular contact with the president's son. According to the report, Mr Trump Jr's concerns are rooted in an ongoing investigation into the Trump Organisation by the New York Attorney General.
Russia is preparing to approve a second vaccine against COVID-19 in late September or early October, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Wednesday. Speaking at a televised government meeting, Golikova told President Vladimir Putin that early-stage clinical trials on the vaccine, developed by the Vector virology institute in Siberia, would be completed by the end of September. Earlier this month Russia became the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing.
A brave research crew from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission captured three massive and scary looking turtles late last week near Gainesville, according to a Facebook post. The reptiles are a newly discovered species: the Suwannee alligator snapping turtle, also known as Macrochelys suwanniensis, said the agency. “Formerly, the alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) was considered a single, wide-ranging species that extended from the Suwannee River drainage west into Texas,” read the FWC post.
Markey, a progressive and co-author of the Green New Deal, has the support of 52 percent of likely Massachusetts Democratic Primary voters, a poll from the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion shows. Just 40 percent said they'd vote for Kennedy, putting Markey safely over Kennedy even if the 6 percent of undecided voters in the poll went in the challenger's favor. Another poll released Wednesday from the progressive think tank Data for Progress meanwhile gives Markey an 8-point advantage over Kennedy.
Senator Lindsey Graham has indicated he is not jumping to any conclusions on why police in Kenosha, Wisc., shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake in the back seven times, saying Mr Blake, who is black, "didn't yield" to officers' orders. The South Carolina Republican, one of President Donald Trump's closest confidants in the Senate, made the comments about Mr Blake's shooting at a press conference announcing the South Carolina Fraternal Order of Police's endorsement of his re-election campaign.
Like so many others, I feel disoriented as I watch the church I have always served turn its eyes away from everything it teaches. I hear from Christian women on a daily basis who all describe the same thing: a tug at their spirit. Most of these women walked into a voting booth in 2016 believing they were choosing between two difficult options.
An aunt of a soldier whose body is believed to have been found about 30 miles from the Texas base where he was stationed says her nephew had been happy in the Army up until a few months ago, when he reported being sexually assaulted by a superior. A body that authorities believe is that of Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, was found late Tuesday in Temple, according to local police. Fernandes was reported missing on Aug. 19 by Killeen and Army police.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden shouldn't get too comfortable. It's been a few days since the end of the Democratic National Convention, and as FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver notes, Biden hasn't seen a typical post-DNC bump in his polling numbers. And while he was once handily leading in several states Hillary Clinton surprisingly lost in 2016, those advantages are starting to slip as well.
The Internal Revenue Service says it will soon send “catch-up” stimulus checks to about 50,000 people. The checks will go to those whose original stimulus payments — which were part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act — wrongly went toward paying their spouse's past-due child support, the IRS said Tuesday in a news release. Spouses who submitted an Injured Spouse Allocation form with their 2019 or, in some cases, 2018 tax returns will be mailed the payments.
Hurricane Laura was barreling towards the coast of the southern US states of Louisiana and Texas on Wednesday as a monster Category 4 storm, prompting warnings of "unsurvivable" and evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Laura was packing winds of 145 miles per hour (230 kilometers per hour) and was expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast late Wednesday or early Thursday. As an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane -- the second-highest on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale -- the NHC said Laura may pummel the Louisiana and Texas coasts with up to 20-foot (six-meter) storm surge and extreme winds, cause flash flooding and possibly spawn tornadoes.
The son of Herschel Walker called Jacob Blake a "crazy, violent criminal" as the Heisman Trophy winner appeared at the Republican National Convention to support Donald Trump. In a Twitter video posted on Monday, Christian Walker said the shooting of Mr Blake in Wisconsin was "another incident of a crazy violent criminal refusing to follow directions from police officers and getting consequence for it". Mr Blake, 29, was shot in the back seven times and paralyzed on Sunday after he was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with police before walking to his vehicle.
There's nothing like a dip in the Pacific after a long day of work, especially when the job is on the sun-beaten deck or the engine room of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. So the crew of the national security cutter Kimball ended Wednesday with a special treat -- a carefully orchestrated swim call for more than 40 crew members. With a rescue swimmer in place and other precautions taken to ensure safety, the Coasties jumped in the water with swim fins and other paraphernalia, including a massive inflatable unicorn.
Cissie Graham Lynch and Jerushah Duford are both granddaughters of the late evangelical leader Billy Graham, but they stand on opposite ends of the Trump spectrum. Lynch delivered an address at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, where she called President Trump a "fierce advocate" of faith, condemned transgender inclusion, and accused Democrats of trying to make "faith organizations pay for abortion-inducing drugs," apparently referring to birth control, which does not induce abortion. Many Christian women have been telling her they also have experienced a "tug at their spirit," felt when they hear Trump say things about "government housing having no place in America's suburbs" or his border wall, "designed to keep out the very people scripture tells us to welcome."
Coronavirus cases linked to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota have now been identified in eight states. Before hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descended upon a small South Dakota town, against many residents' wishes, for the annual Sturgis rally, public-health experts said it could be a catalyst for further spread of the coronavirus. Cases stemming from the 460,000-person event, which kicked off on August 7, have now been spotted in eight states: Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Washington.
At least two people were killed and one was injured by a gunman at a protest Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wis. over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Video of the incident appears to show a man with a rifle falling to the ground as protesters ran toward him.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Gulf state of Bahrain on Tuesday as part of a Middle East tour following an accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalise relations. Israel and the United States have said they are pushing more Arab countries to follow suit. Israel's intelligence minister has mentioned Bahrain as a possible candidate.
Prosecutors won't have to immediately divulge the identities of three women who say financier Jeffrey Epstein and his ex-girlfriend conspired to sexually abuse when they were teenagers, a judge said Tuesday. Defense lawyers were premature in asking that she force the government to name the accusers of Epstein and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said in an order. Lawyers for Maxwell had asked the Manhattan jurist to force prosecutors to reveal the identities of the women, saying they needed sufficient time to investigate the allegations and prepare for a July 12 trial.
On the second night of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump resorted once again to the favorite trick in his bag: a televised surprise. An impromptu naturalization ceremony put on as part of the Tuesday night festivities was, as a political matter, an attempt to show a softer side of a president with one of the most anti-immigration records in recent memory. It also appeared to be a finely tuned bit of trolling; the act itself was likely a violation of federal law that prohibits government employees from using taxpayer resources for political purposes (though the White House insisted it wasn't).
Turkey's former economy czar and the leader of the opposition Deva (Remedy) Party, Ali Babacan, said on Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus but was in good health, becoming the most high-profile Turkish politican to contract COVID-19. Babacan, 53, also a former deputy prime minister, resigned from President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party last July over "deep differences" about the direction of the party he helped found. Turkey's daily number of new coronavirus cases has risen in recent weeks as the government has rolled back containment measures in the interest of shoring up the economy.