MDOT crews are on standby, for Hurricane Sally.
MDOT crews are on standby, for Hurricane Sally.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom unsuccessfully pressed President Trump on Monday to acknowledge that climate change is making wildfires worse across much of the West Coast. “We obviously feel very strongly that the hots are getting hotter, the drys are getting drier,” Newsom told Trump at a roundtable in Sacramento, Calif., where the president stopped for two hours on a fundraising trip for his reelection campaign.
Pakistani police said Monday they have arrested one of the two assailants suspected in the gang rape of a woman on a deserted highway after another person was wrongfully detained in the case the previous day. The assault, which happened near the eastern city of Lahore last week, has shocked Pakistan, even though attacks on women are common in this deeply conservative Muslim country. The woman in the case was raped by two armed men after her car broke down late at night on a highway in the province of Punjab, where Lahore is the capital.
A woman traveling from Fort Myers, Florida, to Chicago said she was escorted off her Southwest Airline flight on Saturday because her 2-year-old son was snacking prior to takeoff and wasn't wearing his mask. Jodi Degyansky, 34, wants airlines to have more compassion for parents who have toddlers that might have difficulty donning their masks for a long time. Degyansky said she flew to Florida to visit her family in Naples.
President Donald Trump is "not at all concerned" about contracting the coronavirus during his rallies because he is "very far away" from people, he told the Las Vegas-Review Journal. Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh stood by the decision, saying people can "gather peacefully" at such rallies if they can "join tens of thousands of people protesting in the streets, gamble in a casino, or burn down small businesses in riots." President Donald Trump said he is not afraid of contracting the coronavirus at his campaign rallies, where public health guidelines to limit the spread of the disease are loosely followed, if at all.
A decorated Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) was repeatedly shot and killed in her own home by Louisville police officers. According to a report by The Washington Post, Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot at least eight times by police officers in her apartment on 13 March, a lawsuit filed by her family claims. The family is seeking reprimand for the killing in the lawsuit, accusing officers of wrongful death, excessive force and gross negligence.
The number of excess deaths in Russia between May and July was more than three times higher than the official coronavirus toll, recent government data show, a discrepancy some experts say raises questions about the accuracy of Moscow's counting. While Russia has confirmed the world's fourth largest tally of coronavirus cases, it has a relatively low death toll from the associated disease, COVID-19. Tatiana Golikova, the head of Russia's coronavirus crisis centre, told President Vladimir Putin in late July that Russia's coronavirus mortality rate was "significantly lower than in a range of other countries".
President Donald Trump condoned the killing of a man under investigation in connection to the murder of a right-wing activist in Portland, Oregon. Trump praised US Marshals for "taking care of" Michael Forest Reinoehl "in 15 minutes," referring officers shooting and killing Reinoehl as they went in to arrest him earlier this month. "The US Marshals killed him and I will tell you something, that's the way it has to be," Trump said, referring to Reinoehl.
The Justice Department confirmed the Friday departure of Nora Dannehy, a top prosecutor working on U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Trump campaign–Russia investigation. Attorney General William Barr assigned Durham to lead his investigation of the investigation in 2019, and Durham persuaded Dannehy, a well-regarded career prosecutor who had worked with him for decades, to return to the Justice Department to act as his lead investigator.
Ankit Sethia spent a sleepless Friday night trying to procure oxygen for his 50-bed hospital on the outskirts of India's commercial capital, Mumbai. Only two of the four tanks of liquid oxygen at Mr Sethia's SS Hospital and Research Centre in Bhiwandi were full. Both Mr Sethia's dealers had run out of supplies.
Europe's 'first compostable face masks' could reduce a mountain of waste from single-use protective gear which could take up to 450 years to decompose Source: Waste Free Oceans Courtesy: Laurent Lombard / Operation Mer Propre 129 billion single-use masks are used each month Source: Environmental Science and Technology Journal Most are made from plastics // such as vinyl, polypropylene, and polythene // This factory says hemp is the solution Location: Lezinnes, France No other products are needed to filter air and the elastic band is recyclable (SOUNDBITE) (French) FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF GEOCHANVRE, FREDERIC ROURE, SAYING:"We can clearly see that when our masks go into the compost, they are go...
Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby's appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction. Cosby was the first celebrity to go on trial in the #MeToo era, and his appeal could resolve lingering questions about how the cases should be tried. For starters, the high court will try to clarify when other accusers can testify against a defendant — and when the additional testimony amounts to character assassination.
WASHINGTON – Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, has spoken out after months of silence, calling Trump a "useful idiot" and "unwitting agent" of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In his first public interview since testifying against Trump during the impeachment trial earlier this year, Vindman slammed Trump, telling The Atlantic, "I think it's important for me to tell people that I think the president has made this country weaker. We're mocked by our adversaries and by our allies, and we're heading for more disaster.
The United Arab Emirates on Monday granted emergency approval for use of a coronavirus vaccine, six weeks after human trials in the Gulf Arab state started. A phase III trial of a COVID-19 inactivated vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopham began in the UAE in July and is yet to be completed. "The vaccine will be available to our first line of defense heroes who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus," said the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in a tweet.
An Israeli court on Monday handed down three life sentences to a Jewish extremist convicted in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents. The Lod District Court found Amiram Ben-Uliel, a Jewish settler, guilty of murder in May for the killing of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh by firebombing his home in the West Bank village of Duma. The 2015 arson attack came amid a wave of vigilante attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank by suspected Jewish extremists.
A recently fired Facebook data scientist wrote a lengthy memo detailing the tech giant's failures to stop election interference in countries around the world, per a Buzzfeed report. The employee, whose job was to find "inauthentic activity," wrote that the company was slow to take action against fake accounts used to manipulate political outcomes in nations like India, Ukraine, Bolivia, and many more. Instead, Sophie Zhang wrote Facebook prioritized its public image in choosing which fake networks to investigate, even if the "disproportionate impact" of real-world problems would go ignored.
Only half of Americans think that presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump have the “mental soundness” for the job, as the president claims that Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are more mentally fit than the Democratic nominee. A new poll by Fox News that was published on Sunday, showed that 51 per cent of Americans “think Joe Biden has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president”. The poll found that only 47 per cent felt that Mr Trump had the mental soundness for the job, while two per cent were unsure.
At least 115 people were injured this summer when police shot them in the head or neck with so-called "less-lethal" projectiles at protests over racial injustice and police brutality, according to a report published Monday. It's the most comprehensive tally of such injuries to date, with about twice as many victims as USA TODAY and Kaiser Health News cited in a July examination of how police across the U.S. wielded the weapons to control crowds. But Physicians for Human Rights, the organization that compiled the incidents, believes even its figures are an undercount because its analysis is based on publicly available data and excluded some reports without adequate evidence.
Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are advancing a vaccine that may be able to prevent strains of the common cold in the future. But their immediate concern is the imminent flu season because nearly seven months since receiving their first samples of the novel coronavirus from a Washington state patient, they still don't know whether catching the flu could increase the chances of getting COVID-19. When this virus emerged, it was sort of coming toward the tail end of the flu season.
The defence ministers of Bahrain and Israel held their first publicly acknowledged phone call on Monday since their countries agreed to normalise ties. Bahraini state news agency BNA and a spokeswoman for Israel's defence ministry said Bahrain's minister of defence affairs, Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz had spoken as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates prepare to sign agreements with Israel in Washington on Tuesday. The ministers discussed the importance of the agreement for regional stability and "common expectations for establishing a close partnership between the two defence ministries," the BNA statement said.
The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is speaking to Hispanic supporters at what was labeled as a “roundtable” meeting in Phoenix, though even the president acknowledges "it looks like a rally. The president says he is at the event to listen, but he is also trying to energize the crowd of several hundred people, which is mostly unmasked and sitting closely together indoors.