The state reported 15 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday. Five were in Milwaukee County.
The state reported 15 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday. Five were in Milwaukee County.
Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) called to repeal the 17th Amendment on Tuesday, which would eliminate the requirement that U.S. senators be elected by popular votes. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Make the Senate Great Again,” Sasse called for an end to the amendment, among other changes to the Senate “aimed at promoting debate, not ending it.” “What would the Founding Fathers think of America if they came back to life?” Sasse wrote.
Two people were arrested for attacking counter-protesters during a pro-Trump, "American Lives Matter" rally outside the Capitol building in Salem Monday afternoon. The rally ran from noon to 4 p.m. on Labor Day with about 150 people initially in attendance, said officials with Oregon State Police. Proud Boys, a right-wing group labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were also in attendance.
A man who kept his cool while Florida deputies detained him now has a new job — with law enforcement. According to a Facebook post from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Griffin was taking a jog in Deltona last month when deputies stopped him for matching the description of a burglary suspect. “African American male, with a white tank top and black shorts, initially,” the former military officer recounted to Click Orlando.
The founder of the pro-Trump super-PAC Black Americans to Re-elect the President has predicted that Fox News personality Tucker Carlson will stand for president in 2024. “Tucker Carlson will be the Republican nominee,” former Republican candidate for Congress Vernon Robinson said in an interview with The Independent. “If I have anything to do about it, I will try to create a draft committee to make sure there are shock troops organized,” Mr Robinson said, adding that when he ran a campaign for now-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr Ben Carson, “we had over 39,000 volunteers who did 900 events”.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House on Monday, July 06, 2020 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images On Wednesday, more details emerged about veteran/author Bob Woodward's new book, "Rage," which is based in part on a series of interviews with President Donald Trump from December 2019-July 2020 and is due out on September 15 — and one of the most damning revelations is that Trump, in February, acknowledged to Woodward how deadly COVID-19 was even when he was publicly claiming that it didn't pose a major threat to the United States.
Oregon is the worst-hit state as an area twice the size of New York City burns. The central Oregon community of Detroit in the hard-hit Santiam Valley, as well as Blue River and Vida in coastal Lane County, and Phoenix and Talent in southern Oregon were substantially destroyed, Brown told a news conference. A 12-year-old boy and his grandmother died in a wildfire burning near the Santiam Valley community of Lyons, about 50 miles south of Portland, KOIN6 news reported, citing the family, who said the boy's mother was in critical condition.
A Louisiana wildlife agency is investigating the deaths of five alligators after a kayaker spotted them floating near the water's edge of Bayou St. John over the weekend. “I ended up coming upon these five alligators, you know, belly up,” Ecke told WDSU News. “It was a pretty shocking sight because we've lived here for almost 20 years, I've never seen alligators in a big group like that, let alone all dead.”
When a woman entered a New Hampshire gym serving as a polling place Tuesday afternoon wearing a “McCain Hero, Trump Zero” T-shirt, Paul Scafidi knew he had to step in. Election laws prohibit campaigning in polling places, which includes shirts promoting or denigrating a candidate on the ballot, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. Scafidi, a town moderator in Exeter, told the woman she couldn't vote while wearing the T-shirt, Seacoast Online reported.
Two women have been indicted on hate crimes after they stole a seven-year-old boy's Make America Great Again hat outside the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Delaware. Delaware Police arrested Camryn Amy, 21, and Olivia Winslow, 21, on charges of robbery, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child. Amy also received two counts of offensive touching.
A top adviser in the Department of Health and Human Service tried to get Dr. Anthony Fauci to parrot a political message on coronavirus instead of a scientific one, emails obtained by Politico reveal. Paul Alexander, a senior adviser to HHS' assistant secretary for public affairs Michael Caputo, reportedly tried to shape Fauci's public medical advice via the National Institutes of Health's press office. Alexander's emails touched on everything from mask wearing to COVID-19 testing, and often "contradict mainstream science while promoting" the Trump administration's positions, Politico writes.
Apple's design teams have created a custom face mask for Apple employees. The mask has a "unique" look, with large nose and chin coverage, according to Bloomberg, which first reported on its development. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Apple has worked to provide PPE like face masks and shields to healthcare workers.
A report released Wednesday by two Democratic senators found "significant and increasing delays" in the mail delivery of prescription drugs under the tenure of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts – said some of the nation's largest pharmacies told them they were experiencing, on average, delivery delays of 18-32%, meaning deliveries that would normally take 1-2 days would instead take 3-4 days, the report concluded. The senators said the delays could pose "serious health risks to millions of Americans and (increase) costs for consumers and taxpayers."
An underage girl missing from Richland, Washington told police that two individuals “sold” her to a 37-year-old man in Oregon for $500, according to a probable cause affidavit. The girl was trafficked in April 2020, months after Robert Aguilera held a rifle to her head in Walla Walla, Washington and “forcibly raped” her at his sister's house in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, documents state. She was sold to Aguilera by a 21-year-old man and another underage girl, according to the affidavit provided by the Walla Walla Police Department.
Donald Trump has told a North Carolina crowd that he invented the Air Force, during a rambling speech at his latest campaign rally on Tuesday. He also spoke about appointing “pro-crime” judges and deliberately mispronounced Kamala Harris's first name several times to widespread boos. The rally, a crowded outdoor affair which saw many people declining to wear masks, saw Mr Trump reel off a list of his achievements, some of which were misrepresented or false – and others of which he mangled while speaking.
Given her current habitat — a White House where the turnover rate is almost as high as the indictment rate — and her spouse, a president who has leveraged television and social media better than any American who is not a Kardashian, it must have taken an iron will to remain a cipher for so long. For almost four years, she has been a Sphinx-like figure, granting few interviews, making few public speeches and generally forcing the American public to parse her every move (and, during the early months of the Trump administration, which she chose to spend in New York, non-move), outfit, heel height, gesture, facial expression and physical-distance-from-president choice for clues. Every first lady endures a certain level of scrutiny, a weighted seesaw of criticism and praise — where some saw Jackie Kennedy as a fashion icon, others considered her an elitist spendthrift; ditto Nancy Reagan.
A motorcycle rally held in South Dakota in August and attended by hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country is linked to more than 260,000 Covid-19 cases recorded in the US since 2 August, a new study suggests, with researchers describing the event as a "worst-case scenario" for spreading the disease. Between 7 and 16 August, around 450,000 people from across the states flocked to Sturgis for the annual 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which featured several concerts and was held despite cases soaring across the country. The study, by San Diego State University's Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies, estimates that the 260,000 figure represents around 19 per cent of all virus infections reported in the US between 2 August and 2 September.
But Democratic candidate Joe Biden will have to do more than send a message to Cuban-American voters on the feast day of Our Lady of Charity calling for freedom, respect for human rights and democracy in Cuba. Jill and I pray that the love and compassion that 'Cachita' inspires will fill the hearts of her believers around the world,” Biden said Tuesday in a statement. We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to fight for human rights, freedom and democracy on the island.