A North Texas musician composed songs based on the rhythms of people washing their hands.
A North Texas musician composed songs based on the rhythms of people washing their hands.
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.
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.
But the videos that captured the moment when Buffalo police officers shoved Gugino backward in front of Buffalo's City Hall in June during a protest over the death of George Floyd, causing him to fall and crack his skull on the pavement, had been seen around the world. Gugino, speaking to the USA TODAY Network's New York State Team last week in his first extended interview, was reluctant to go into detail about the incident, which sent him to the hospital for a month to recover from a brain injury and a fractured skull. That's because he doesn't remember the moment he was shoved, and he has flashes of memory in the minutes before or after.
Argentina said Monday that private creditors have “massively” accepted an offer to restructure $65 billion in debt, allowing it to avoid another default and messy legal battle in international courts. Economy Minister Martín Guzmán said 93.55% of the bondholders accepted the offer and the country will save $37.7 billion over the next decade. The offer had a massive acceptance by our creditors as a result of the dialogue process that was established in recent months,” Guzmán said during a ceremony at the Government House.
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.
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.
A woman from Wuhan is suing the Chinese government for what she said was covering up facts about the coronavirus and allowing it to spread. Zhao Lei told Sky News that "people carried on living like before" and didn't use protection: "It meant my father got infected and died." Sky News reported that the police have visited her mother, "warning that she should drop the case and not talk publicly."
Senior U.S. and Israeli officials landed in the United Arab Emirates on Monday on a historic trip to finalize a pact marking open relations between Israel and the Gulf state, and told Palestinians it was now time for them to negotiate peace. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner added on arrival that Washington could maintain Israel's military edge while advancing its ties to the UAE, the Arab world's second largest economy and a regional power.
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.
Russian military aggression is on the rise against the U.S. — but President Trump has seemingly not responded to it. Russian warplanes are increasingly flying close to Alaskan airspace, forcing the U.S. to run interception efforts more often than it has in recent years. Russian fighter jets kept zooming within 100 feet of a U.S. Air Force bomber over the Black Sea, and a Russian helicopter recently hovered close to U.S. forces.
Indian troops have captured an important Chinese military post after allegedly fighting off an attempt by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to occupy further Indian territory in the disputed border region of Ladakh. On Saturday evening, around 500 Chinese troops had tried to cross into Spanggur, a narrow valley near the village of Chushul and three hours of hand-to-hand combat ensued. A senior Indian police source told the Telegraph the attack had been repulsed and a retaliatory special operations battalion seized a Chinese camp in the surrounding hills of Pangong Tso Lake in the early hours of this morning.
The FBI is worried that personal home-security cameras, like Amazon's Ring doorbell camera, could be used to tip off homeowners to police searches, according to a leaked report. Since Ring was bought by Amazon in 2018, the service has become ubiquitous for homeowners looking for an extra layer of security. It also has been used widely by law enforcement, with over 600 US police departments partnering with Ring to request footage from the home systems and their owners.
A handful of Confederate monuments have come down across Georgia. Now, a local group plans to boycott the crane companies that removed them. “These companies have shown the sacrifices these veterans made is of no value when compared to a quick buck,” leaders with the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said in a release announcing the boycott Sunday.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a New York prosecutor from obtaining Donald Trump's tax returns while his lawyers continue to fight a subpoena seeking the records. Trump's lawyers had asked for a temporary stay while they appeal a lower-court ruling that granted Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office access to Trump's tax returns. A lawyer for Vance's office had argued that further delays would only impede their investigation.
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.
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.
Yolanda Bejarano flits between joy that Colombia's more than five months of quarantine are over and fear of coronavirus. "On the one hand I'm happy because we can start reopening the economy but on the other, I'm sad because many people aren't being careful, they think the pandemic is a joke," Bejarano said. The Andean country has confirmed more than 615,000 coronavirus infections and close to 20,000 deaths.
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.
A bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, could be the cause of the death of 11 elephants in a forest in western Zimbabwe, a parks agency spokesman said Tuesday. The carcasses of the elephants were discovered last week in Pandamasue Forest, located between Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls. It could be a bacterial infection, but we still need to prove it.
Melania Trump's speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention backfired when people noticed how similar it was to one given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Trump's former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff wrote in a new book that Trump was not embarrassed by the scandal. After Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing a Michelle Obama speech for her address at the 2016 Republican National Convention, the future first lady wasn't embarrassed, according to her former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.