Metro organizations change locations to 'pandemic pods' to help students amid distance learning
Metro organizations change locations to 'pandemic pods' to help students amid distance learning
President Donald Trump made several bogus assertions in an off-the-rails interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Monday night. Trump claimed, without evidence, that people in the "dark shadows" were controlling Joe Biden's 2020 campaign. Trump also compared police officers who use excessive force to golfers missing a putt.
Claim: A photo shows accused shooter Kyle Rittenhouse's armed mother in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the night protesters were killed. A week after 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse arrived in Kenosha from Antioch, Illinois, and — according to criminal charges — shot and killed two people during a night of protests and chaos, a photo is circulating on social media purporting to describe how he got there. Rittenhouse was recorded on video on Aug. 25 carrying a rifle and saying it was his job to protect life and property.
Top White House officials rang the alarm bell during a call with the nation's governors on Monday, pleading with them to advise college presidents in their states to keep COVID-infected students on campus or risk another major outbreak. “We know that what happened across the South [in June] was primarily driven by 18-to-25 year olds, across the South, with asymptomatic spread,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The comments represent one of the most explicit acknowledgments to date that the White House's aggressive push to bring students back to campus this fall has created serious risks for increased COVID transmission.
Chinese authorities have detained an Australian citizen working as a high-profile TV anchor, as relations between the two countries deteriorate. Australia's foreign ministry said Cheng Lei, an anchor for Chinese broadcaster CGTN, was detained two weeks ago. Foreign minister Marise Payne said a virtual consular visit had been held with Ms Cheng via video link.
For the second time in as many days, President Trump claimed without evidence that a plane filled with left-wing agitators either was or had been traveling somewhere within the U.S. “A person was on a plane, said that there were about six people like that person, more or less, and what happened is the entire plane filled up with the looters, the rioters, the anarchists, people that were obviously looking for trouble and the person felt very uncomfortable on the plane,” Trump said Tuesday at Joint Base Andrews before departing to visit Kenosha, Wis. Trump has spent the last several weeks attempting to link his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, to the unrest in a number of American cities this month, but he now appears to have taken that line of argument in a more conspiratorial direction.
Less than one month after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman, a famous Miami Beach DJ was found dead inside his home. Miami Beach police said Tuesday that DJ Erick Morillo was found dead inside his LaGorce Drive home. Morillo has a long and public history with drug abuse.
A Florida man who calls himself the "Antifa hunter" was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Monday for an online harassment campaign against two local anti-racism activists. Daniel McMahon, 32, used the fringe social-media site Gab to threaten a candidate for Charlottesville, Virginia's, city council. The candidate, a Black Lives Matter chapter leader, then exited the race, the AP reported.
Tensions in the eastern Mediterranean are at their highest level in decades after Turkey sent a survey vessel, escorted by warships, to prospect for oil and gas in waters claimed by Greece. Athens sent its own warships in, and Ankara has responded by staging live-fire gunnery exercises in the area this week. Why are Greece and Turkey at odds?
Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday issued new guidelines and restrictions on the FBI's ability to conduct surveillance of elected officials, candidates, and their staff members and advisers, saying such investigations must be "justified and non-partisan." The new rules, which involved requiring the FBI to consider briefing an official, candidate or adviser that they might be compromised by foreign governments before applying for a surveillance warrant, were part of department-wide changes to address problems in the early stages of the Russia investigation. Barr and President Donald Trump's Republican allies have been critical of the Russia investigation and on the FBI's surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser during the early stages of the probe.
Two South Korean military intelligence officers have been indicted on charges of raping a North Korean defector, the South's defense ministry said on Tuesday. According to Yonhap news agency, the victim filed a criminal complaint last year, and her lawyer said at the time that she became pregnant twice and was pressured to have abortions. A Defence Intelligence Command lieutenant colonel and master sergeant were indicted by military prosecutors on various charges of sexually assaulting and raping the woman between May 2018 and February 2019, a Ministry of National Defense (MND) statement said .
The family of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by deputies during a traffic stop over a bicycle code violation on Monday has demanded accountability and justice amid a fresh wave of protests. Family members say Dijon Kizzee was fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies after they attempted to stop him while he was riding a bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. Almost immediately after the incident, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in outrage, chanting for justice as they marched to the South L.A. Sheriff's Station on Imperial Highway.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists demonstrated outside the German Foreign Ministry as China's top diplomat visited Germany's capital Tuesday, urging the government in Berlin to do more to force Beijing to address human rights issues. Led by prominent activist Nathan Law, who fled to Britain in July after China implemented a new national security law in Hong Kong, the demonstrators held photos of imprisoned dissidents and chanted “Free Hong Kong” and “Stand up for human rights. China's national security law is seen by many as Beijing's boldest move yet to remove the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong and the mainland's Communist Party system.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are donating $300 million toward infrastructure to carry out the 2020 US presidential election. Of that, $250 million will go toward the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life to fund staffing, training, and equipment in local jurisdictions. The remaining $50 million is going to the nonprofit Center for Election Innovation and Research to help secure voting.
Walt Disney World is postponing the reopening of its Polynesian Village Resort until next summer, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer hotel occupancy in central Florida. Disney has postponed the reopening of the Polynesian Village multiple times. Two other Disney World Resorts, the Beach Club Resort and BoardWalk Inn, will remain closed indefinitely.
MIAMI—At the end of the first day of classes last week, dozens of teens lined up to board school buses parked outside the entrance of Bartow Senior High, the main secondary school in the central Florida city bearing the same name. Despite being outdoors, and thus perhaps less likely to serve as a launching pad for mass contagion, the large number of students crammed together, some sans face masks, prompted a 12th grader to snap three photos and two short videos of the crowd. The same day, Ashlee Caraway, the senior's older sister who graduated from Bartow High last year, posted the photos and tagged an unofficial Facebook page for the school.
Colombia's Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will no longer have jurisdiction over the investigation into accusations that powerful former President Álvaro Uribe tried to strong arm ex-paramilitaries into testifying in his favor in a case that has rocked the nation. The court said the justices do not believe the allegations are connected to Uribe's position as a senator, so they unanimously decided to turn the case over to the chief prosecutor's office. The case is considered a key test for the judicial system in Colombia, which has struggled to combat high levels of impunity and in recent weeks has been besieged by Uribe supporters who contend the Supreme Court is biased.
China's KJ-600 AEW&C plane reportedly made its first flight on August 29. The plane is designed to act as a flying radar station, detecting enemy missiles, ships, and aircraft. China's latest carrier aircraft may not be a fighter, but it will be the most important plane in the fleet.
President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that Joe Biden was being controlled by "people in dark shadows." Trump has embraced multiple conspiracy theories throughout his political career. President Donald Trump on Monday said the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, was being controlled by "people in dark shadows," a suggestion that was branded a conspiracy theory by the Fox News host interviewing him.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq boasted record closing highs on Tuesday with technology leading the charge as Apple and Zoom Video soared while economic data and moves toward stimulus talks in Washington helped fuel optimism. Tuesday's rally added to Wall Street's fifth straight monthly gain and the S&P 500's strongest August advance in more than three decades, which was also mostly thanks to technology stocks and central bank support. Apple Inc rose just under 4% on Tuesday, a day after its stock split and after a report said the company had asked suppliers to make at least 75 million 5G iPhones for later this year.