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A Columbia TV news anchor was arrested in South Dakota on Sunday after she was accused of smashing a beer bottle into a man's head over a political argument, according to Sioux Falls police. Roesler has been charged with aggravated assault. The victim, a 32-year-old man, told police he and Roesler had been arguing about politics leading up to the incident.
Scientists have detected a series of saltwater lakes beneath the glaciers of Mars' southern ice cap. The researchers think the liquid in these lakes doesn't freeze and become solid, despite the low temperatures of Mars' glaciers, due to its extremely high concentrations of salt. The Mars Express spacecraft, which has been surveying the red planet since 2005, had previously detected signs of a subglacial lake basin on Mars' south pole, but it was unclear whether the lake was liquid or what it contained.
Anything can go wrong—from a faulty connection, a verbal slip-up, or, as was the case on Tuesday morning's Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani bellowing insane conspiracy theories at the nation with no obvious way to stop him. It's always a risk to allow Giuliani to share his wildly unpredictable stream of consciousness live. The man who was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2001 has long been reduced to sharing the latest Trumpist conspiracy theories on any cable news channel that has the budget to cover any possible subsequent defamation lawsuits.
A US man is facing up to two years in jail in Thailand after posting negative reviews of a hotel he stayed in. Wesley Barnes, who works in Thailand, had posted several reviews on different platforms allegedly accusing the resort of "modern day slavery". The Sea View Resort, however, said the harsh criticism by the former guest was untrue and damaging to the hotel's reputation.
Multiple people died at a property in Oregon on Monday during what police described as a "hostage situation". Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a statement deputies responded to reports of a possible hostage situation at an address in Salem, at around 12:30pm. A trained hostage negotiatior was dispatched to the house on Juneva Place, but as the "incident unfolded, shots were fired," the Marion County Sheriff's Office statement added.
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced its candidacy for a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council in 2022-2023, the state news agency WAM said. The announcement came in a statement made by the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, at the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York. The Security Council is the only U.N. body that can make legally binding decisions like imposing sanctions and authorising the use of force.
A 71-year-old mother was found dead after school officials asked police to do a welfare check at her home, according to Texas police. Teachers at the Forney Independent School District “sensed something was wrong” Friday when two students were absent and their parent could not be reached, a district spokesperson told McClatchy. The boys, ages 5 and 7, had not been in class since Monday, Sept. 21, according to KTVT.
The Fort Lauderdale police department released body camera footage showing former Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, being tackled and arrested outside his home on Sunday evening. The video shows Parscale being tackled by officers after he eventually emerged from his home, shirtless and holding a beer. Responding officers, who observed bruises on Candice's face and body, seized 10 firearms from the couple's home, according to a police report obtained by Business Insider.
Another Confederate monument has been uprooted in the South, amid the US's heightened focus on racial and social injustice. In the city of Anniston, Alabama, a 115-year-old monument of Confederate artillery officer John Pelham, who died in the Civil War, was quietly removed just after midnight on Monday. The memorial, which was erected in 1905, referred to Pelham as "gallant" in an inscription on its base.
Jensen is among former Donald Trump supporters who are voting for Democrat Joe Biden this year, breaking ranks with family, friends and, in many cases, a lifelong political affiliation. They say it's caused them anguish, both to personal relationships and their own identity. They wanted change and disruption, until they found out what that actually looked like under a President Trump.
New York City deputies broke up an indoor wedding with around 300 people over the weekend for flouting coronavirus rules, officials said. The “illegal gathering,” with 284 people inside, was shut down by sheriff's deputies on Friday in Woodside, Queens for violating “emergency orders and unlicensed security,” the New York City Sheriff's Office said in a Twitter post. An anonymous social distancing complaint resulted in deputies responding to the gathering on Garfield Avenue, NBC New York reported.
The leading Chinese dissident, the artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei, says China's influence has become so great that it can't now be effectively stopped. "The West should really have worried about China decades ago. Now it's already a bit too late, because the West has built its strong system in China and to simply cut it off, it will hurt deeply.
Germany's debt load won't reach the level it did in the financial crisis a decade ago as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said Tuesday, and it will still look better than that of Germany's peers in the Group of Seven did before the virus outbreak. Olaf Scholz was presenting to parliament a draft 2021 budget that foresees significant borrowing for the second consecutive year as Germany, Europe's biggest economy, works to limit the economic fallout of efforts to contain COVID-19. “If we didn't act, we would have to use much more money, and at the same time squander the future of our country,” Scholz told lawmakers.
Just days after a grand jury issued no charges against the Louisville officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor, evidence from the case is leaking on social media and digital news sites, raising questions about the investigation into her death. Video footage reviewed by The Courier Journal appearing to come from body cameras worn by Louisville Metro Police officers at Taylor's apartment March 13 shows potential violations of policies designed to maintain the integrity of the investigation. In a clip posted Saturday by the digital site VICE News, former Detective Brett Hankison can be seen entering Taylor's apartment while investigators are inside working the scene after her death.
A barista in Texas was fired after a customer received his Starbucks order with an unexpected message on the cups: Defund the police. Raseac Eibbed posted photos of the cups to Facebook on Sunday, explaining that her ex-husband had taken their three kids to a Houston-area Starbucks before returning them home. The group ordered three drinks, and the order appears to have been named “Defund The Police.”
When President Trump speaks in private about religion, "many" of his comments are "marked by cynicism and contempt," reports The Atlantic. Former aides described how they have "heard Trump ridicule conservative religious leaders, dismiss various faith groups with cartoonish stereotypes, and deride certain rites and doctrines held sacred by many of the Americans who constitute his base." In one instance, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen told The Atlantic that in 2015, Trump enthusiastically showed him an article about a megachurch pastor trying to raise $60 million for a private jet; Trump reportedly said the pastor was "full of sh-t" and that "they're all hustlers."
A Maryland county has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a man who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him, a county official said Monday. The Prince George's County police officer who killed William Green in January was arrested on charges including second-degree murder and has a trial scheduled for next year. Michael Owen Jr., who was a 10-year veteran of the police department, has been jailed since his arrest.
A Boston University professor was ripped for implying Amy Coney Barrett is a “white coloniser” who uses her two adopted Haitian children as “props.” Ibram X Kendi is now facing backlash and calls for his sacking after making the claims on social media. Ms Barrett, a white woman, has seven children including two Black children she and her husband adopted from the impoverished Caribbean island.
A growing number of British people believe it was wrong for the UK to leave the EU. A new poll found that Brexit regret is at its highest level since the 2016 referendum. The survey comes as the UK and EU engage in a period of intense negotiations as they try to negotiate a free trade agreement to avoid a no-deal Brexit in January.
Why do we care about President Donald Trump's tax returns? Is it just because they offer us another episode of reality TV, a window into the lives of the rich and famous? I would argue there are at least three things we learned from the president's returns that should concern us as voters, not just as voyeurs.
A fourth judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction barring the U.S. Postal Service from making service reductions ahead of the November presidential election that critics have said could prevent timely ballot deliveries. U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh in Pennsylvania joined three other judges who have issued similar orders since Sept. 17 after the Postal Service in July restricted late trips by trucks and letter carriers and instituted overtime restrictions. Judge Emmet Sullivan in the District of Columbia late Sunday issued a similar order, while judges in Washington State and New York issued injunctions since Sept. 17.
After handing the wallet over to the Polk County Sheriff Office's in Winter Haven, Florida, authorities discovered that the wallet belonged toSean Edwards, a suspected drug trafficker who was wanted for selling methamphetamine, a post on the official Sheriff's Facebook page said. “When Sean arrived, he was promptly arrested and searched,” the Facebook past said. Authorities concluded their Facebook post with an air of optimism.
President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands. Federal appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett has not commented publicly about her own or her family's involvement, and a People of Praise spokesman declined to say whether she and her husband are current members.
As the Glass Fire continues to rip through California's Napa Valley, at least one family-owned vineyard has been devastated by the fire's impact. Chateau Boswell, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019, was engulfed in flames, according to photos from the scene and local reports. Photos show destruction at the winery on Sunday, and video from ABC News shows the aftermath of the fire at the St. Helena-based business.
“Enfranchising 16-year-olds would be good for them and good for our democracy.”
“At 16, most kids have little awareness of politics, civics, or American history.”
“Voting is habit forming...which underscores the importance of having as stable an environment as possible for the youngest voters.”
“Keeping the voting age at 18 is not a slap at 16-year-olds. It is recognition that an informed electorate is the best kind.”
“When young people’s participation lags badly, issues important to them receive short shrift in the public discourse.”