Massage Therapist David Gray Charged With Sexual Assault

Commerce City massage therapist David Allan Gray has been charged with sexual assault of a client, prosecutors announced Thursday.

  • 'Wake up call': Prominent group warns Biden campaign that it's falling short on outreach to women of color
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    'Wake up call': Prominent group warns Biden campaign that it's falling short on outreach to women of color

    With less than four months until Election Day, a prominent group that advocates for women of color said Joe Biden's presidential campaign must ramp up its ground game and get-out-the-vote efforts, particularly in battleground states, warning that, if not, the presumptive Democratic nominee could struggle to mobilize key voters She the People, a national advocacy group, outlined the concerns of grassroots political organizers after a series of 90-minute virtual listening sessions held the week of June 15. The sessions included 41 women from 16 states, including battleground states Florida, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania.

  • Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy
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    Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy

    Iran has executed a former employee of the defense ministry who was convicted of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency, the country's judiciary said Tuesday. The report said Reza Asgari was executed last week. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Asgari had worked in the airspace department of the ministry and retired in 2016.

  • Black Leaders Call on NYPD to Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit as Shootings Spike
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    Black Leaders Call on NYPD to Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit as Shootings Spike

    Leaders in the black community are calling on the New York Police Department to bring back the plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit that was eliminated last month as shootings and murders spike across the city. About 600 undercover officers from the unit were set to be transferred to other assignments including detective work and policing neighborhoods, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said a month ago. The anti-crime unit, which was responsible for getting guns off the streets, had been criticized as stoking distrust in law enforcement in minority communities.

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court oldest justice treated for possible infection
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court oldest justice treated for possible infection

    US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from hospital after "treatment of a possible infection", the court has said. It said she "underwent an endoscopic procedure... to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August", in Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ms Ginsburg, 87, "is home and doing well," the court said on Tuesday, one day after she was admitted in Maryland.

  • The St. Louis couple who aimed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters received dozens of offers to replace a firearm that the police seized, their attorney says
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    The St. Louis couple who aimed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters received dozens of offers to replace a firearm that the police seized, their attorney says

    Associated Press A lawyer for Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who were filmed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their home in June, told Forbes on Sunday that they'd received at least 50 offers to replace an AR-15 rifle that local authorities seized. The lawyer, Joel Schwartz, told The Associated Press that on Friday, under a search warrant, authorities seized the rifle Mark McCloskey carried in the video. Schwartz said that the gun Patricia McCloskey had held didn't work but would also be turned over to authorities.

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    Chinese university sacks professor who criticised President Xi, friends say

    A Beijing law professor who has been an outspoken critic of China's President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party was fired by his university after being released from a nearly week-long detention, his friends said. Xu Zhangrun, a constitutional law professor at the prestigious Tsinghua University, returned home on Sunday morning, six days after he was taken away by police. In a text message showed to Reuters by one of his friends, Xu told the friend that he had been "relieved of teaching and public positions" by Tsinghua University.

  • CDC urges masks for everyone as coronavirus surges
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    CDC urges masks for everyone as coronavirus surges

    Confronting a drastic rise in coronavirus cases across the United States, the nation's top public health officials urged all Americans to wear masks in order to prevent the spread of the disease. “At this critical juncture when COVID-19 is resurging,” wrote Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Robert Redfield in a Journal of the American Medical Association editorial published on Tuesday, “broad adoption of cloth face coverings is a civic duty, a small sacrifice reliant on a highly effective low-tech solution that can help turn the tide favorably in national and global efforts against COVID-19.” In recent weeks, the coronavirus has swept across the Sun Belt, where states like Florida, Arizona and Texas disregarded the warnings of public health officials and reopened early, without strict mask mandates in place.

  • 'MythBusters' Host Grant Imahara, Dead at 49, Embodied the Pop Mech Spirit
    Popular Mechanics

    'MythBusters' Host Grant Imahara, Dead at 49, Embodied the Pop Mech Spirit

    The brilliant roboticist and master tinkerer inspired a generation of makers. From Popular Mechanics

  • 'I didn't do it': Executed federal prisoner used final words to plead innocence
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    'I didn't do it': Executed federal prisoner used final words to plead innocence

    The first man executed by the US federal government in 17 years protested his innocence in his final words before his sentence was carried out on Tuesday. Asked if he wanted to give a final statement before the lethal injection procedure, Lee reportedly said “I bear no responsibility for the deaths of the Mueller family.” Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was executed by lethal injection on Tuesday at a US penitentiary in Indiana.

  • Inside the Trump campaign's struggle to land a punch on Biden
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    Inside the Trump campaign's struggle to land a punch on Biden

    President Donald Trump's political advisers have bluntly told him he can't win the November election if the campaign is about him, and for weeks they unsuccessfully urged him to pivot to a new strategy focused on his general election opponent, Joe Biden. Trump finally appeared to heed the advice Tuesday, although the setting and the tone of the political broadside may not have been what his advisers had envisioned. Trump's remarks, which mentioned Biden 31 times, were monotone, and the backdrop — the White House Rose Garden — was a break from longtime presidential efforts to separate official and re-election business.

  • Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions 'hijacked'
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    Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions 'hijacked'

    An oil tanker sought by the U.S. over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran was hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a seafarers organization said Wednesday. Satellite photos showed the vessel in Iranian waters on Tuesday and two of its sailors remained in the Iranian capital. It wasn't immediately clear what happened aboard the Dominica-flagged MT Gulf Sky, though its reported hijacking comes after months of tensions between Iran and the U.S. David Hammond, the CEO of the United Kingdom-based group Human Rights at Sea, said he took a witness statement from the captain of the MT Gulf Sky, confirming the ship had been hijacked.

  • Fact check: Rep. Ilhan Omar was not photographed at an al-Qaida training camp
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    Fact check: Rep. Ilhan Omar was not photographed at an al-Qaida training camp

    When Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was sworn into office in January 2019, she became one of the first two Muslim women in Congress,  alongside Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. Throughout her term, Omar has faced vitriolic, racist comments and threats from her political opponents and members of the American public. Omar's religion is often central to the attacks, with people accusing her of treason and association with al-Qaida.

  • Daniel Lewis Lee: US executes first federal prisoner in 17 years
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    Daniel Lewis Lee: US executes first federal prisoner in 17 years

    US murderer Daniel Lewis Lee has been put to death, hours after the Supreme Court allowed the first executions of federal inmates in 17 years. Several executions were initially delayed when a judge ruled on Monday that there were still unresolved legal challenges. The condemned prisoners had argued that lethal injections constitute "cruel and unusual punishments".

  • Virginia police are searching for people posting flyers calling on residents to 'pray for white Americans in 2020'
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    Virginia police are searching for people posting flyers calling on residents to 'pray for white Americans in 2020'

    Virginia police are investigating white supremacist flyers that are appearing in local resident mailboxes across the state.

  • Doctors in France have found the world's first recorded case of an unborn child contracting COVID-19 from their mother while inside the womb
    Business Insider

    Doctors in France have found the world's first recorded case of an unborn child contracting COVID-19 from their mother while inside the womb

    The paper's lead author said "pregnant women should be reassured" because "in most cases there will be no damage to the baby." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Video: 6 months of the coronavirus pandemic reviewed in 6 minutes Doctors in France have reported what they say is the first confirmed case of an unborn child contracting the coronavirus from their mother while still in the womb.

  • 8 Marines Earn Valor Awards for Daring Afghanistan Helo Raid with Hours of Close Combat
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    8 Marines Earn Valor Awards for Daring Afghanistan Helo Raid with Hours of Close Combat

    A Marine master sergeant blasted his way into a building filled with at least eight Taliban fighters in an attempt to save an Afghan comrade during an hours-long fight in which he braved point-blank gunfire and grenade blasts, earning him the nation's third-highest valor award. The master sergeant was one of eight Marine Raiders recognized by Marine Forces Special Operations Command for their actions during the April 10, 2019, mission in southern Afghanistan. Three other Raiders -- a major and two staff sergeants -- were awarded Bronze Stars with combat "V" devices for their roles in the raid.

  • The Moon, Which Seems Pretty Old, Is Actually Much Younger Than We Thought
    Popular Mechanics

    The Moon, Which Seems Pretty Old, Is Actually Much Younger Than We Thought

    According to new research, the moon is 85 million years younger than scientists once thought. Computer simulations revealed that the moon formed roughly 4.425 billion years ago. How and when the moon formed has long been a point of contention between planetary scientists.

  • Florida reported 100% positive COVID-19 tests from some labs. That's wrong, hospital system says.
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    Florida reported 100% positive COVID-19 tests from some labs. That's wrong, hospital system says.

    FORT MYERS, Fla. The Florida Department of Health in its daily report lists multiple laboratories throughout the state – many of them small testing sites – with 100% positivity rates, but Southwest Florida's dominant hospital system said Wednesday it is incorrect to say 100% of their labs are positive. The Lee Health hospital system is reporting that its laboratory testing of potential COVID-19 cases has shown an overall positivity rate of about 18%, despite the state report showing that all people coming in for testing at some of its labs have the novel coronavirus.

  • Trump aides warn president: Mental fitness attacks on Biden could be used against you
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    Trump aides warn president: Mental fitness attacks on Biden could be used against you

    President Donald Trump and his campaign are pushing ahead with efforts to attack former Vice President Joe Biden's mental fitness, despite polling and guidance from advisers warning that the strategy could backfire. The campaign has been running a fresh batch of Facebook ads this week with titles such as “Joe Biden is clearly diminished,” “Joe Biden is slipping,” and “Do you think Joe Biden has the mental fortitude to be president?” And over the past week, Trump, his top advisers and family members have promoted videos portraying Biden as confused and stumbling over his words. Trump campaign aides say to expect the line of attack to be a steady drumbeat throughout the rest of the race.

  • Pence urges school reopening in Louisiana amid virus surge
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    Pence urges school reopening in Louisiana amid virus surge

    Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday the country's schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful outbreak response. Appearing at Louisiana State University, the Republican vice president described the nation as “in a much better position today to deal with the pandemic” even as virus cases surge across much of the country. Louisiana's confirmed coronavirus caseload is among the fastest growing per capita across the country, and its infection and hospitalization rates are surging, worrying public health experts in a state that previously seemed to be successfully flattening the curve of infections.

  • Returned of tainted Pemex boss spells trouble for Mexico's old elite
    Reuters

    Returned of tainted Pemex boss spells trouble for Mexico's old elite

    Once a rising star of Mexican politics, Emilio Lozoya could trigger a precipitous fall from grace of former colleagues if he returns to spill the beans on alleged corruption inside the government of the country's last president, Enrique Pena Nieto. Lozoya, who is being extradited from Spain to Mexico, is expected home this week to face a series of corruption charges dating back to his 2012-16 tenure at the helm of struggling Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex. Once vaunted as a possible foreign minister, the 45-year-old Lozoya has become a key piece in President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plan to expose corruption in and around the government he took over from Pena Nieto in December 2018.

  • Georgia murder case tests whether a Black man can stand his ground against whites
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    Georgia murder case tests whether a Black man can stand his ground against whites

    William Marcus “Marc” Wilson believed he was standing his ground when he fired at a pickup truck he says was trying to run his car off the road as he drove home with his girlfriend one night last month. The pickup truck's driver then allegedly tried to run Wilson's much smaller Ford Focus off the road before, according to Johnson, Wilson “defended his life” by using a legally registered firearm to shoot at the truck.

  • Philippine police deployed as virus cases forced into quarantine
    AFP

    Philippine police deployed as virus cases forced into quarantine

    Philippine police are being deployed to ensure people who test positive for the coronavirus and cannot self-isolate at home are taken to state-run quarantine centres, sparking warnings Wednesday of potential rights violations. The move comes as authorities step up efforts to slow the rapid spread of the disease by increasing testing, reimposing lockdowns, and building dozens of quarantine centres to isolate patients with mild symptoms. To clamp down on local transmission, police are accompanying health workers to the homes of people who have tested positive and taking them to government facilities if their homes are considered inadequate for self-isolation or if they live with "vulnerable" p...

  • Controversial opinion editor Bari Weiss resigns from The New York Times
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    Controversial opinion editor Bari Weiss resigns from The New York Times

    Screenshot/MSNBC Bari Weiss, a controversial editor for The New York Times' opinion section, is leaving her job at the legacy paper. The Times' acting editorial page editor said in a statement to NBC News that the paper appreciated "the many contributions that Bari made to Times opinion." In her resignation letter, Weiss said she was quitting over what she described as The Times' culture of censoring centrist and conservative opinions and alleged she faced "unlawful discrimination" and a "hostile work environment."

  • UN official: Catastrophe looming from oil tanker off Yemen
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    UN official: Catastrophe looming from oil tanker off Yemen

    The U.N. environment chief said Wednesday that “time is running out” to avert an environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe from a deteriorating oil tanker loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that is moored off the coast of Yemen. Inger Andersen told the U.N. Security Council that an oil spill from the FSO Safer, which hasn't been maintained for over five years, would wreck ecosystems and livelihoods for decades. Houthi rebels, who control the area where the ship is moored, have denied U.N. inspectors access to the vessel so they could assess the damage and look for ways to secure the tanker by unloading the oil and pulling the ship to safety.