Labor Day weekend was the last chance Chicagoans have to visit Navy Pier until 2021.
Labor Day weekend was the last chance Chicagoans have to visit Navy Pier until 2021.
The spread of the virus due to the event was large,” the authors write, because it hosted people from all over the country. But the severity of the spread was closely tied to the approaches to the pandemic by Sturgis attendees' home states. In some places, any spread related to people returning from the rally was blunted by strong mitigation measures, like a face-mask mandate or a prohibition against indoor dining.
A Wisconsin priest who condemned Catholic Democrats has the support of a Texas bishop. Father James Altman, pastor of St. James the Less Catholic Church, lashed out at Father James Martin, who participated in the Democratic National Convention. In a 10-minute video posted to YouTube, Altman called the priest a “hyper, confusing spreading heretic” and had harsh words toward Democrats.
The family who set off a firework during a gender-reveal gathering that sparked a huge blaze in southern California could face charges and multi-millon dollar fines, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has said. Cal Fire confirmed in a statement on Sunday evening that the El Dorado blaze in Yucaipa — which officials say has torn through some 8,600 acres of land and was only 7 per cent contained on Monday — was started by a smoke generating "pyrotechnic device", used during “a gender-reveal party”. Gender-reveal parties are gatherings where parents expecting a baby hold an event to reveal its sex to family and close friends.
U.S. Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday will introduce an approximately $300 billion coronavirus aid bill, according to senior aides, which Democrats promptly dismissed as insufficient for meeting the needs created by the pandemic. The bill would be augmented by some unspent funding from the CARES Act, which was enacted at the end of March, according to the aides who asked not to be identified. Included in the bill is $10 billion for the U.S. Postal Service, which is girding for a large number of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential and congressional elections as a result of people fearful of voting in person because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A 12-year-old Black boy was suspended from school and visited by the sheriff's office after he was seen holding a toy gun in his online class, multiple reports say. A teacher saw Isaiah Elliott, who had been playing with a friend, and notified school officials after she wasn't sure whether or not it was a toy, according to the sheriff's report. Elliott's father told Fox 5 San Diego that as an African American it was "frightening and upsetting" to have law enforcement arrive over the issue.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability. Six naked or nearly naked protesters – some with Black Lives Matter written across their backs – sat silently on the street facing Rochester's Public Safety Building on a rainy, chilly Monday morning. They wore "spit hoods," the mesh fabric bag that Rochester police used on Prude on March 23.
When Golda Barton called 911 on Friday for help calming down her 13-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum, she expected a crisis team to de-escalate the situation. Barton says her son has injuries to his shoulder, both ankles, intestines and bladder. “He's a small child,” Barton said, according to the station.
Dozens of people were rescued from a blaze in California's Sierra National Forest on Tuesday, according to the California Army National Guard, as wildfires continued to sweep the tinder-dry state. Heavy smoke made it impossible for helicopters to land and remove about 50 people trapped by the Creek Fire earlier Monday, the Fresno Fire Department said in a tweet. But the first of three helicopters deployed Tuesday morning was successful in reaching 13 people at one of several remote campsites, Col. David Hall, commander of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, told NBC's "TODAY" show.
Police in Maui, Hawaii, have intercepted a Colorado-based “cult” at the island's airport, redirecting them out of the state. On Monday, the Maui Police Department (MPD) received notification that the “Love has Won Cult” was travelling from Kauai to Maui, the department said in a statement. Police said that three members of the group were on route to the island after staying in a rented house in Kauai for a month and were due to arrive at Kahului Airport.
The House passed a $3.4 trillion package in May and the White House doesn't want the price tag to top $1 trillion, maybe $1.5 trillion. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky. and other top Senate Republicans have been scrambling to round up votes for a narrow economic stimulus package they could put on the floor and hammer Democrats for opposing," Politico reports, but their "gambit may fall short," since "McConnell doesn't even have 51 votes for the Republican proposal, according to GOP senators and aides, let alone the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster."
The case of a retired French couple who sold their house to settle into a Riviera villa only to find that it was occupied by a family, leaving them “homeless”, has triggered public outrage and calls to change the country's squatting laws. Henri and Marie-Thérèse Kaloustian, both 75, were looking forward to a peaceful retirement by the sea after selling their home in Lyon, southeastern France. After receiving threats from the father, they contacted the local gendarmerie who refused to throw the family out without a court order, reportedly telling the couple: “Sorry, squatters have all the rights.”
Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya called on Tuesday for the release of Maria Kolesnikova, the highest-profile opposition figure still at large until this week, when supporters say she was snatched into a van. Tsikhanouskaya, the main candidate standing against President Alexander Lukashenko in the Aug. 9 election, fled to neighbouring Lithuania after the vote which her followers say she won. With most opposition figures jailed or in exile, a movement that has drawn tens of thousands of people onto the streets for demonstrations was led in part by musician-turned-politician Kolesnikova, who vanished on Monday, the morning after one of the biggest rallies yet.
Getty/Thomas Patterson Graphic video was posted on Twitter on Labor Day by Oregon Public Broadcasting. "Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered in Oregon City on Labor Day for a planned vehicle rally," Jonathan Levinson and Sergio Olmos reported. "The rally's organizers did not lead the caravan into Portland, as happened at the previous week's event.
Pakistan's military says security forces shot and killed a local militant commander along with four of his associates in a raid on Monday near the border with Afghanistan. It identified the slain commander as Wasim Zakaria and said he was involved in multiple attacks on security forces. The military said he was also involved in the killing of Zubaidullah Khan, a federal housing official who was gunned down in May while visiting his village in North Waziristan to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr.
Apple's rumored AirTags accessories have entered production, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review. AirTags are said to be small, Tile-like Bluetooth trackers designed to help users find lost items using their iPhone. The report comes as Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone and other products this month.
Hobby Lobby is facing renewed backlash for its long history of controversies following a display that appeared to endorse Donald Trump in the 2020 election in one of its stores. The image, originally posted on Twitter on Sunday, caused a stir on the platform, leading to fresh debate about the morality of the crafting company. In the photo, which user Kari Brekke claimed was taken in a Hobby Lobby store, three shelves of letters spell out “USA VOTE TRUMP”.
Israel on Tuesday began a week-long campaign of night curfews and school closures in dozens of towns and neighbourhoods with high coronavirus counts, hoping to stem a spike in cases as its public-health chiefs were quarantined for exposure. Most of the 40 zones subject to the partial lockdowns are identified with Israeli Arabs or ultra-Orthodox Jews, minorities where crowding has helped spread the pandemic. Israel, with a population of 9 million, has recorded 135,288 cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,031 deaths.
The influencer Charly Jordan posted a tearful TikTok on Sunday in which she said she'd tested positive for COVID-19 when she arrived in Rwanda. The travel influencer said that people in hazmat suits had "dragged" her away from her friends when the test came back after a few days and that she was put in isolation in a hotel room. "I'm not with anyone I know, and I'm in f---ing Rwanda, Africa, and I don't know how long I'm going to be here, and they won't tell me anything," she said.
Two women who had lodged sexual abuse complaints against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-time Costa Rican President Oscar Arias have withdrawn those complaints. The decision to drop the complaints means that a court could drop the charges, given that it appears prosecutors have no other evidence to rely on in the case. Rafael Rodríguez, a lawyer for former Miss Costa Rica Yasmín Morales, who filed one of the complaints, said he could not comment on the decision to drop it.