Medical professionals take part in tribute 'White Coats for Black Lives'

Hospital workers in Southern California and across the country are showing solidarity against racial injustice by taking part in the movement, "White Coats for Black Lives" on Friday.

  • Trump identifies another hoax: The coronavirus
    Yahoo News

    Trump identifies another hoax: The coronavirus

    President Trump has called many things hoaxes over the years — the investigation into his 2016 campaign's dealings with Russia, his impeachment, global warming — but on Monday he called into question the existence of an epidemic that has killed more than 135,000 Americans. During a flurry of activity on his Twitter account, Trump retweeted a message from game show host Chuck Woolery that claimed “everyone is lying” about the coronavirus as part of a plot to sabotage the economy and hurt Trump's reelection campaign. “The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19,” wrote Woolery in the message promoted by Trump.

  • US Postmaster General tells postal workers to leave mail behind if it slows down their route
    Business Insider

    US Postmaster General tells postal workers to leave mail behind if it slows down their route

    Mario Tama/Getty Images The US Postal Service's new Postmaster General has established new cost-saving policies that could slow down mail service. Mail carriers are being told to leave mail behind at distribution centers rather than taking late trips, taking extra trips, or logging overtime, according to memos first reported on by The Washington Post and subsequently reviewed by Business Insider. The Postal Service is on financially shaky ground due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Business Insider previously reporting that it may run out of cash by the end of September.

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

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

    A lawyer representing Mark and Patricia McCloskey told Forbes that the St. Louis couple has received more than 50 offers to replace a rifle that was taken by local authorities under a search warrant. The McCloskeys went viral last month after they were caught on video pointing what appeared to be a semiautomatic rifle with an extended magazine at Black Lives Matter protestors who were marching to a demonstration outside the St. Louis mayor's house. The married St. Louis couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who went viral for pointing guns at protesters marching past their home, have received 50 or more offers to replace their AR-15 rifle which local authorities seized, Forbes reported.

  • Confederate statues stored at Richmond waste water plant
    Associated Press

    Confederate statues stored at Richmond waste water plant

    At least some of the Confederate monuments that have been recently removed from places of prominence in Richmond, Virginia, are being stored on the grounds of a waste water treatment plant, photographs show. Photos taken this week by The Associated Press and Richmond Times-Dispatch show a collection of statues and other large objects under tarps at the facility just outside the city's downtown. On July 1, Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city property in Richmond, a onetime capital of the Confederacy.

  • Fact check: A fake tweet claims AOC urged governors to shut down businesses to hurt Trump
    USA TODAY

    Fact check: A fake tweet claims AOC urged governors to shut down businesses to hurt Trump

    The claim: AOC tweet says governors should maintain restrictions on businesses until after the election Politicians are clashing as the U.S. attempts to balance surging coronavirus cases, reopening economies and election year politics. Baseless conspiracy theories about the coronavirus being a Democratic hoax to damage Trump's reelection campaign have arisen after criticisms of how the president has handled the pandemic. One Facebook post contributed to the conspiracy theories.

  • French man accused of molesting hundreds of children dies in Indonesia
    BBC

    French man accused of molesting hundreds of children dies in Indonesia

    A French man accused of molesting hundreds of children in Indonesia has died in a suspected suicide, police say. Francois Camille Abello, 65, was found unresponsive in his cell at a detention centre in the capital, Jakarta, last Thursday, said spokesman Yusri Yunus. Mr Abello was pronounced dead on Sunday night after three days of treatment.

  • Ousted U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman: Deal Barr Offered ‘Could Be Seen as a Quid Pro Quo’
    The Daily Beast

    Ousted U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman: Deal Barr Offered ‘Could Be Seen as a Quid Pro Quo’

    Geoffrey Berman, formerly the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, was brought in for a closed-door session of the Judiciary Committee on July 9 to talk about the events surrounding Barr's public announcement on June 19 that Berman had “stepped down” from his post, even though the U.S. attorney made clear to Barr multiple times that he was not stepping down. The next day, Berman said he would leave the job when Barr agreed to let his deputy take over as acting U.S. attorney, as opposed to Craig Carpenito, the U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey, whom Barr wanted to install in the position until the Trump administration's pick, Securities and Exchange Commission chief Jay Clayton, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

  • I'm from Florida. Our coronavirus crisis doesn't surprise me
    The Guardian

    I'm from Florida. Our coronavirus crisis doesn't surprise me

    This week began with the announcement that the state registered over 15,000 new infections in a single day, which was almost 3,000 more daily cases than any state previously had recorded since the pandemic began. If Florida was a country, according to Reuters, it would have the world's fourth-highest tally of new Covid-19 cases over that 24-hour span, trailing only the US, Brazil and India. Florida has a well-deserved reputation as America's weirdest state, so perhaps the pandemic punishment being meted out to us right now shouldn't come as a shock.

  • Death Valley sets record for planet's hottest temperature in years
    CBS News

    Death Valley sets record for planet's hottest temperature in years

    The official weather observing station in Death Valley, California — called Furnace Creek for obvious reasons — reached a scorching 128 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday. That is the hottest temperature anywhere on the planet since 2017 and only one degree behind what experts say is likely the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth. This is just one small part of a brutal heat wave baking the deep Southwest and lower Plains states right now before expanding eastward and northward later this week.

  • Yemeni Houthis say they hit Saudi oil facility in drone, missile attack
    NBC News

    Yemeni Houthis say they hit Saudi oil facility in drone, missile attack

    Yemeni Houthi forces hit a large oil facility in the southern Saudi Arabian city of Jizan in drone and missile attacks overnight, a Houthi military spokesman said on Monday. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said earlier it had intercepted and destroyed four missiles and six explosive drones fired by the Houthis over the border towards Saudi Arabia. Oil company Saudi Aramco operates a 400,000-barrel-per-day refinery in the Red Sea city of Jizan, which lies around 60 km (40 miles) from the Yemen border.

  • US Navy says it is 'too early to tell' if the badly burnt warship that has been on fire for days can be saved
    Business Insider

    US Navy says it is 'too early to tell' if the badly burnt warship that has been on fire for days can be saved

    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge The US Navy continues to battle fires aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard that have been burning since Sunday morning. "We still have an active fire that we are combatting from both within and outside the ship," Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Three, told reporters at a Navy press briefing Tuesday. Despite earlier assurances that the ship would sail again, the admiral said that while he remains hopeful, it is "too early to tell" if the ship can be saved.

  • U.S. Considers TikTok Ban as Chinese Threat to Global Internet Freedom Grows
    National Review

    U.S. Considers TikTok Ban as Chinese Threat to Global Internet Freedom Grows

    The partnership between Chinese tech companies and the Chinese Communist Party is threatening global Internet freedom. But the U.S. has the chance to push back and safeguard online free speech and privacy worldwide. Last Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News's Laura Ingraham that the U.S. is “certainly looking at” banning TikTok, a video-sharing social-media platform owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, over its ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

  • 64 Stunning Kitchen Island Ideas
    Architectural Digest

    64 Stunning Kitchen Island Ideas

    Bring on the prep space Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Remains of Aztec palace, house built by Hernán Cortés found near Mexico City plaza
    USA TODAY

    Remains of Aztec palace, house built by Hernán Cortés found near Mexico City plaza

    The remains of an Aztec palace dating back to the mid-1400s and later used by Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés were discovered near a central plaza in Mexico City, officials say. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History announced Monday that basalt slab floors believed to be part of an open plaza in the Palace of Axayácatl were discovered during an inspection at the Nacional Monte de Piedad, located near the Plaza del Zócalo. Axayácatl was an Aztec ruler between 1469 and 1481 and also father of Moctezuma II, the great Aztec emperor who later died during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

  • Protests after Pennsylvania police officer filmed kneeling on man’s head and neck
    The Independent

    Protests after Pennsylvania police officer filmed kneeling on man’s head and neck

    A video of a black man being restrained by police kneeling on his head and neck in Pennsylvania has provoked outrage, with many comparing it to footage of the killing of George Floyd. The incident took place outside a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday and was filmed by a passer-by. One video, less than 30 seconds long, shows three white officers holding the man on the ground.

  • Seoul to launch probe into allegations against late mayor
    Associated Press

    Seoul to launch probe into allegations against late mayor

    The city government of the South Korean capital, Seoul, said Wednesday it will launch an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding late Mayor Park Won-soon, who was found dead after one of his secretaries filed a complaint claiming yearslong abuse. City spokesman Hwang In-sik said the investigation committee will also include civic activists and experts, but didn't specify when it would start or how much power it would have. By forming a joint investigation committee of government officials and civic experts, we will ensure fairness and objectiveness of the investigation,” Hwang said at the news conference at City Hall.

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

    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.

  • Illinois schools reopening: Students at Oak Park and River Forest High School will likely start school year with online learning
    WLS – Chicago

    Illinois schools reopening: Students at Oak Park and River Forest High School will likely start school year with online learning

    Though the plan is not finalized yet, the district has proposed that only some students will return for on-site instruction.

  • Trump: ‘More White People’ Are Killed by Cops and How Dare Anyone Suggest Blacks Have it Bad
    The Daily Beast

    Trump: ‘More White People’ Are Killed by Cops and How Dare Anyone Suggest Blacks Have it Bad

    Following weeks of nationwide protests over a spate of police killings of Black people, President Donald Trump has claimed that “more white people” actually die at the hands of law enforcement. “Why are African-Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country?” host Catherine Herridge asked, prompting the president to immediately recoil. Studies have shown that Black men are about 3.5 times more likely than white men to die in police custody.

  • 5 Years Ago, New Horizons Reached Pluto—and We Never Stopped Learning
    Popular Mechanics

    5 Years Ago, New Horizons Reached Pluto—and We Never Stopped Learning

    Here's everything the intrepid spacecraft has taught us about the distant dwarf planet. From Popular Mechanics

  • US Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes at New Mexico base, marking service's fifth fighter jet crash since May
    Business Insider

    US Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes at New Mexico base, marking service's fifth fighter jet crash since May

    A US Air Force F-16C Viper crashed during landing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico Monday, the Air Force said in a statement. The crash is the fifth Air Force fighter jet since mid-May. Two of the previous crashes saw the losses of Air Force pilots. A US Air Force F-16C Viper fighter jet crashed while landing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico Monday, marking the service's fifth fighter jet crash since May.

  • Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court
    AFP

    Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

    The UN's top court on Tuesday backed Qatar in a bitter row with four Middle East nations that imposed an air blockade against Doha after accusing it of backing radical Islamists and Iran. The decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) covers a key part of the acrimonious standoff that erupted three years ago pitting Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against Qatar. Qatar said after the decision that its rivals would "face justice".

  • This Tennessee doctor caught coronavirus at a meeting about coronavirus. He nearly died.
    USA TODAY

    This Tennessee doctor caught coronavirus at a meeting about coronavirus. He nearly died.

    At the time Lewis tested positive, he was already isolating from his family, as do many medical professionals who know they face a high likelihood of infection. Lewis moved into the basement to keep a distance from his wife and five children. He chatted with his wife by standing in the driveway and shouting to her through a window.

  • Gov. Huckabee reacts to AOC suggesting crime surge due to unemployment: ‘Absurdity’
    FOX News Videos

    Gov. Huckabee reacts to AOC suggesting crime surge due to unemployment: ‘Absurdity’

    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests the crime surge in New York City is likely because struggling residents are forced to shoplift in order to 'feed their child;' Former Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee weighs in on 'America's Newsroom.

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

    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".