Michelle Wu has been a Boston City Councilor since 2013. WBZ-TV's Mike LaCrosse reports.
Michelle Wu has been a Boston City Councilor since 2013. WBZ-TV's Mike LaCrosse reports.
Durham is leading the Barr-sponsored investigation of the FBI's own investigation of alleged 2016 Trump campaign Russia connections and Dannehy was his No. Commentators have long predicted — and Barr has long foreshadowed — that Durham's investigation would be shaped into an October surprise to help re-elect President Donald Trump. The expectation has been that the attorney general would bend department practice to “go public” with some aspect of the Durham probe in a continuing effort to undercut the Mueller investigation, the FBI and the Obama-Biden administration.
A shocking satellite image shows five tropical cyclones churning in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. The image also captures smoke swirling across the US from historic wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) captured the image on Monday afternoon.
A weeks-old anti-mask protest in Utah has become the source of online backlash after a TV news report detailing the rally went viral on social media. The protest, which drew hundreds to the Washington County School District building in St. George, was held Aug. 21 in opposition to a school mask mandate required statewide by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Washington County School District Director of Communications Steve Dunham expressed frustration at protesters, calling it "so dang selfish" that people wouldn't wear a mask in an effort to protect others.
A fundraising group working on behalf of Donald Trump has run into trouble for posting an ad featuring Russian warplanes. The Trump Make America Great Again committee, which serves as the fundraising arm of the president's campaign, ran the offending digital ad for several days last week. It shows armed soldiers silhouetted below three fighter jets and above the words “Support our Troops”, with a link to donate to the group's coffers.
As climate change makes wildfires larger and hotter, pyrocumulonimbus clouds – a type of cloud generated from major fires – are becoming more common. As Thalia Dockery's flight to Las Vegas passed over central California on September 5, the passengers caught an ominous view out their windows: A huge, grey cloud mushroomed thousands of feet into the sky.
A woman who left racist notes on multiple cars outside a Walmart has been arrested, according to Wisconsin police. Fake notes allegedly left by Cathleen Yauch resembled hunting licenses and allowed the recipient to kill Black people, WLUK reported. The notes included a racial slur and permitted the holder of the card to “hunt day or night.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga won a landslide victory in a ruling party leadership election on Monday (September 14), paving the way for him to replace Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister later this week. year-old Suga has said he would continue Abe's signature "Abenomics" strategy of hyper-easy monetary policy, government spending and reforms while juggling the problems of COVID-19 and a slumping economy, while confronting longer-term issues such as Japan's ageing population and low birth rate. "We must overcome this crisis, so that each person in Japan can feel safe and have a stable living.
Police in Utah are now required to try de-escalation first in most cases, a new policy that went into effect just hours after officers shot a 13-year-old boy with autism in Salt Lake City. Golda Barton told local media last week that police shot her son Linden Cameron, who has Asperger's, shortly after she called 911 because he was having a mental health episode. The policy states that de-escalation tactics are "mandatory prior to using force to effect an arrest unless it would be unreasonable to do so.”
Israel's rapprochement with Gulf Arab states has left the Palestinians feeling abandoned by traditional allies and clutching an old playbook in a rapidly changing Middle East, analysts and critics say. As the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain prepare to sign normalization accords with Israel at a White House ceremony on Tuesday, Palestinian leaders face calls to overhaul their strategy to avoid becoming marginalized in a region where Israel and most Sunni Arab regimes share a fear of Iran. The Palestinian approach to securing freedom from Israeli occupation has for years relied on a longstanding pan-Arab position that called for Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and Gaza and Israel's acceptance of Palestinian statehood, in return for normal relations with Arab countries.
Hurricane Sally slowed so much overnight that forecasters say it's drifting more than moving — and that's a dangerous thing. Slow moving cyclones make for longer storm impact, and Sally is moving at just 2 mph, the National Hurricane Center says. Landfall is expected sometime Wednesday near the Mississippi-Alabama state line and the flooding could be “historic,” with widespread areas receiving 10 to 20 inches of rain and isolated amounts of 30 inches along the Gulf Coast, the center reported Tuesday.
Godfrey Kurauone, a Zimbabwean opposition official, sang a protest song at the funeral of a party member in July. For that, and other political charges, he spent 42 days in jail before the prosecution dropped one charge, and acquitted him of another charge of blocking traffic. Hopewell Chin'ono, an investigative journalist who used his Twitter account to expose alleged government corruption, was held in the notorious Chikurubi maximum security prison for nearly six weeks before being granted bail on charges of inciting violence for tweeting his support for an anti-government protest.
A Malaysian man says he found monkey selfies and videos on his missing phone a day after retrieving it in the jungle behind his house. The content - including footage of a monkey that appears to be trying to eat the phone - has been widely shared on social media since Zackrydz Rodzi posted it on Twitter. Mr Zackrydz, 20, told the BBC he realised his smartphone was gone when he woke up at around 11am on Saturday morning.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign has created what it calls the largest election protection program in U.S. presidential history, assembling a team of hundreds of lawyers to fend of expected legal challenges and work to ensure a fair election. The new legal operation will be headed by Dana Remus, the Biden campaign's general counsel, and former White House counsel Bob Bauer. Its "special litigation" unit includes two former U.S. solicitors general, Donald Verrilli Jr. and Walter Dellinger, and former Attorney General Eric Holder has signed on to act as liaison to allied independent voting rights organizations.
Scientists at North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk, Russia, on Monday announced a finding of "great importance" — a preserved Ice Age cave bear carcass, estimated to be to be between 22,000 and 39,500 years old. The preserved bear was found by reindeer herders on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island, part of the Lyakhovsky Islands archipelago in northern Russia, according to a statement from NEFU. "Today this is the first and only find of its kind — a whole bear carcass with soft tissues," scientist Lena Grigorieva said in a statement.
A new study purporting to show that the novel coronavirus was manufactured in a Chinese lab was published by a pair of nonprofit groups linked to Steve Bannon, the former top Trump strategist now facing felony fraud charges. Its findings were quickly picked up by a handful of prominent news organizations such as the New York Post, which hyped the “explosive” allegations that run counter to virtually all existing scientific literature on the source of the virus. The study is the work of the Rule of Law Society and the Rule of Law Foundation, sister nonprofit organizations that Bannon was instrumental in creating.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that Taiwan has not disclosed information about the reported detentions of five Hong Kongers who may have attempted to flee there by boat to escape possible prosecution at home under a tough new national security law. The Hong Kong government reached out to Taiwan on Monday but has yet to receive a reply, Lam told reporters before a weekly meeting with advisers. Taiwan media have reported that authorities have been holding five people since last month after they were found at sea.
Donald Trump, the US president, warned Tehran it would face severe military retaliation if reports that it is planning to assassinate a US diplomat prove to be true. "Any attack by Iran, in any form, against the United States will be met with an attack on Iran that will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude!” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday evening. The threat comes a day after Politico reported that Iran was weighing up an assassination attempt against Lana Marks, the US ambassador to South Africa and long-time friend of President Trump.
President Trump hosted a televised naturalization ceremony at the White House, aired during the Republican National Convention. “You've earned the most prized, treasured, cherished, and priceless possession anywhere in the world,” he told the five new United States citizens. A record number of Americans are renouncing their citizenship.
On Monday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released its annual Goalkeepers report, meant to measure global progress on development goals including reducing poverty, improving access to clean water, healthcare, and vaccines, as well as more than a dozen other measures. "The first thing is to end the pandemic," Bill Gates said. 2020, and the pandemic that came with it, have dealt people everywhere a major blow — both to their wallets, and to their collective health.
President Donald Trump was participating in a televised “town hall” with uncommitted voters Tuesday night, a warm up of sorts two weeks before he faces Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the first presidential debate. The event hosted by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos is being taped at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The appearance will be Trump's first time facing direct questions from voters in months, and an opportunity for the Republican to test drive his message before the critical debates.