Maryland Food Bank Hopes To Raise $28M
Maryland Food Bank Hopes To Raise $28M
Scrutiny of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy intensified on Monday amid new reports alleging improper business dealings and persistent charges that the longtime Republican donor is subverting postal operations in order to make mail-in voting difficult in November's presidential election. “I am calling on Mr. DeJoy to be fired or resign,” government watchdog Lisa Graves told lawmakers on Monday morning, during a briefing on postal operations before the House Oversight Committee. True North Research, the organization Graves heads, found that DeJoy — who runs a North Carolina shipping firm — had been sued by his brother Dominick for allegedly siphoning money from the trucking company founded by their father.
Imagine a painting of a female nude but with the bare flesh of her legs and body blotched with purple, green and yellow bruises as she lies on the floor and embraces an outline of her country Belarus. The striking protest image, an oil painting by Belarusian artist Yana Chernova, takes aim at what rights groups says is systematic violence and torture used by police to try and quell mass anti-government protests. nL8N2G05LX] Tens of thousands of Belarusians have taken part in nationwide protests against veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko for more than five weeks.
A New York City man was arrested early on Wednesday after he was injured in a fire at his apartment, where authorities later found chemicals that could be used to make bombs and instructions on how to make them, police said. Marak Squires, 37, was charged with reckless endangerment, and was held in a New York City jail without bond pending a hearing, a police spokesman said. About 60 firefighters were called to his apartment in the Astoria neighborhood in the Queens borough on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
A House subcommittee is launching an investigation into whether political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better align with President Donald Trump's public statements about the coronavirus pandemic, following a report that one such appointee claimed scientists were trying to undermine Trump. The Democrat-led subcommittee said Monday that it is requesting transcribed interviews with seven officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, including communications aide Michael Caputo. Caputo has often publicly pushed back on CDC statements about the coronavirus and said falsely in a Facebook video on Sunday that the CDC has a “resistance unit” against Trump, according to The New York Times.
The police in Sacramento, California, fatally shot Robert Coleman, an 88-year-old Black man, on Saturday. Days later, it was discovered that Coleman was a former member of the police department, The Sacramento Bee reported. Coleman held several positions at the department from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.
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.
At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021." That contradicts the timeline that Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Services, put forward the same day. Mango said the US is on track to "vaccinate every American before the end of first quarter 2021."
During his first visit to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden on Tuesday looked to bolster his lackluster support among the state's Hispanic voters by making a direct appeal to Central Florida's growing Puerto Rican community. The former vice president — who one day earlier acknowledged he needed to “work like the devil” to win over more Florida Latinos — visited with a growing Boricua community in Kissimmee. On the first day of Hispanic Heritage month, Biden surrounded himself with Puerto Rican politicians and Hispanic celebrities, and detailed plans to help the island of Puerto Rico recover from voluminous debt and a string of devastating natural disasters.
The U.N. migration agency said Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, leaving at least two dozen people drowned or missing and presumed dead, the latest shipwreck off the North African country. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, told The Associated Press that Libya's coast guard intercepted three boats on Monday, and one of them had capsized. She said the coast guard retrieved two bodies, and survivors reported 22 others were missing and presumed dead.
Authorities said Monday they have "promising leads" in the search for a gunman who shot two Los Angeles County deputies in an apparent ambush on a parked sheriff's vehicle. During the interview, Villanueva also challenged Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James to match the amount, citing James' support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Sheriff's Department released video of the incident, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the deputies, a 31-year-old female and a 24-year-old male, were shot multiple times but were able to radio for help.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a photograph from a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, and said he could now breathe independently after being poisoned in Siberia last month. The photo - the strongest evidence yet of Navalny's advancing recovery after emerging from a coma last week - was swiftly followed by confirmation from his press spokeswoman that he planned to return to Russia. The leading opponent of President Vladimir Putin, fell violently sick while campaigning on Aug. 20 and was airlifted to Berlin.
A Pennsylvania voter told Donald Trump during a Tuesday night town hall to “stop” interrupting her so she could ask him how he would use a second term to protect people like her who have a pre-existing medical condition. “Please stop and let me finish my question, sir,” Ellesia Blaque, a professor at Kutztown University, said as the president tried to talk over her question during an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia. Mr Trump immediately stopped his retort, but did not directly answer her question after she disclosed a serious medical condition she has had since birth.
Heavy rain, pounding surf and flash floods hit parts of the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally lumbered toward land at a painfully slow pace, threatening as much as 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain and dangerous, historic flooding. The storm's center churned offshore 65 miles (105 kilometers) south-southeast of Mobile, Alabama, as Sally crept north-northeast toward an expected Wednesday landfall at 2 mph (3 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center. The forecast map showed the center likely coming ashore in Alabama, near the Florida line.
The city of Louisville will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor as part of a legal settlement six months after the Kentucky EMT worker was fatally shot in her home during a botched police raid. Taylor, a 26-year-old who worked for two local hospitals, and her boyfriend were asleep in their apartment on March 13 when Louisville officers executed a “no-knock” search warrant looking for a suspected drug dealer who lived in a different part of town. Taylor was shot several times, spurring an FBI investigation and unleashing a wave of protests alongside the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.
The gynecologist at the center of a whistleblower complaint about hysterectomies being performed on detained women in Georgia without their knowledge or consent has been identified by NBC News. Lawyers for the detained women identified the man as Dr. Mahendra Amin, NBC News reported. Business Insider was not able to independently confirm.
Had the hospital tested and treated me for COVID, my portion of the bill would have been a lot less, if not completely covered. Let patients make an informed choice I feel violated and bullied by a hospital system I want to be able to trust. Is it too much to ask that our health care providers tell us what tests they recommend, why they recommend those tests, the total price of the services, and how much we will be expected to pay with insurance and let us decide if we want the treatment?
The claim: Former Vice President Joe Biden received five draft deferments from the Vietnam War Less than two months ahead of Election Day, voters are scrutinizing candidates' records. Posts on Facebook honed in on former Vice President Joe Biden and his record of military service — or lack thereof. "Lifeguard/Football player Joe Biden got five draft deferments for asthma during Vietnam," a post claims, alongside a photo of high-school-aged Biden.
A U.S. official accused China on Tuesday of bullying and insincerity in its dealings with Southeast Asian nations, but said Washington isn't forcing the region to choose sides between the two world powers. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell emphasized American resolve in maintaining its presence in the region and preventing “unwelcomed and certainly unhelpful military adventurism,” including in the disputed South China Sea. The comments in an online news conference were the latest display of the Trump administration's tough rhetoric toward China.
The number of new coronavirus infections in Romania has risen by 1,713 in the past day, a record high, taking the cumulative total to 107,011 cases, the government said on Wednesday. President Klaus Iohannis ordered a strict lockdown across the country of 20 million in March and while restrictions have been eased, masks have been compulsory in public transport and indoor public spaces since May 15. About a third of cases have been concentrated in four areas - the capital Bucharest, Transylvania's medieval city of Brasov and in the counties of Arges and Prahova.