Just three days after a grand jury issued no charges in the killing of Breonna Taylor, evidence is leaking on social media and news sites.'That's ours, it looks like' »
South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the death of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed in its responsibility to safeguard a citizen. The shooting triggered outrage and criticism that Seoul apparently wasted hours to rescue the South Korean official who was found adrift in North Korean waters before his death last Tuesday. While the shooting drew a rare apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the North has largely passed the blame to the man who was killed, saying that he refused to answer questions and attempted to flee before North Korean troops fired at him.
A man is dead and another is on the run after a line dispute at a haunted house early Sunday in Michigan, police say. The victim, 29, and his girlfriend were in line at Erebus Haunted Attraction, a haunted house in Pontiac, around 12:30 a.m., when another man accused them of cutting in line, the Oakland County Sheriff's office said in a news release.
Joe Biden's campaign team on Sunday hit back at Donald Trump's latest call for the former vice president to be drug tested ahead Tuesday night's first election debate. The president had earlier tweeted that he would be "strongly demanding a drug test of sleepy Joe Biden" ahead of the upcoming debate, moderated by journalist Chris Wallace. Mr Trump, 74, has since late August called for himself and Mr Biden, 77, to be tested for performance enhancing stimulants ahead of the Tuesday's clash.
Rebelle Communications CEO Laura Fink joins 'America's News HQ' to discuss President Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court.
The British Museum says that it has "no intention of removing controversial objects from display". Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that government-funded museums could lose taxpayer support if they remove artefacts. The British Museum recently re-displayed a bust of its slave-owning founding father Hans Sloane in the Enlightenment Gallery.
And a few doors down, 49-year-old Christina Donnell, an independent who voted for Trump four years ago, said through a black face mask that Trump's “terrible” handling of the pandemic and divisive leadership more broadly are her chief concerns. It's embarrassing to the country," Donnell, a lawyer who previously lived in Washington, said of Trump's leadership. He's an embarrassing role model.
Taiwan expressed satisfaction on Monday and said the European Union had stepped in to help after a global alliance of mayors stopped referring to Taiwanese cities as part of China, in a rare win for the island amid growing Chinese pressure. China has ramped up efforts to get international groups and companies to refer on their websites and in official documents to democratic, Chinese-claimed Taiwan as being part of China, to the ire of Taiwan's government and many of its people. Over the weekend, Taiwan officials expressed anger after the Brussels-based Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy began listing on its website its six Taiwan member cites as belonging to China.
The U.S. government is halting its enhanced entry screening for certain international passengers at airports starting Sept. 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's replacing the current system of temperature checks and screening for COVID-19 symptoms at 15 centralized airports with one it says is a more effective strategy that "focuses on the continuum of travel and the individual passenger, including pre-departure and post-arrival education, efforts to develop a potential testing framework with international partners, and illness response." The government will shift public health efforts on the individual passenger.
When 60-year-old Milind Ketkar returned home after spending nearly a month in hospital battling Covid-19, he thought the worst was over. When he didn't start to feel better, he contacted Dr Lancelot Pinto at Mumbai's PD Hinduja hospital, where he had been treated. Mr Ketkar, who thought he had recovered from the virus, was in for a shock.
Maybe there's some irony in a British immigrant preaching pro-democracy revolution in America, but these are strange times. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Oliver said on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, "was distressing enough" before President Trump rushed to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by "a liberal icon with an extremely conservative justice who's being called 'the female Antonin Scalia,'" Amy Coney Barrett, 48. "The fact is, when Barrett is confirmed, a president who lost the popular vote will have picked a quarter of the federal judiciary and a third of the Supreme Court, and his choices will have been rubber-stamped by a Senate Republican majority representing 15 million fewer people than the Democratic minority," Oliver said.
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday accepted an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl seeking to keep a British-born Pakistani man on death row over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The court delayed until next week hearing the appeal over the lower-court acquittal of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been on death row since his conviction in 2002 over Pearl's killing. Sheikh had been convicted of helping lure Pearl to a meeting in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi in which he was kidnapped.
For three weeks in August, as election officials across the country were preparing to send out mail-in ballots to tens of millions of voters, the U.S. Postal Service stopped fully updating a national change of address system that most states use to keep their voter rolls current, according to multiple officials who use the system. A USPS spokesperson acknowledged the failure in response to questions from TIME, and said that at least 1.8 million new changes of address had not been registered in the database. In normal times, hundreds of thousands of people move every week, and those numbers have increased during the COVID pandemic, which has forced millions of people, particularly young adults, to relocate at higher rates than usual, according to public polling and news reports.
A PowerPoint at the heart of the case The PowerPoint was used by Ms Meng at a meeting with the bank HSBC on 22 August 2013, and is seen as key evidence against her. Reuters news reports in the preceding months had raised questions about whether there had been a breach of trade sanctions on Iran by Hong Kong-based firm Skycom. At issue was whether Skycom, a telecoms equipment seller, was simply a business partner of Huawei's - or a front for it to conceal its activities in Iran.
This week, President Donald Trump's administration unveiled proposed rule changes that would alter student visas, leaving the international student community reeling a few weeks into the 2020-21 academic year. “The overall tone of the proposed rules sends a chilling message to current and prospective international students that we are no longer a welcoming nation,” said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor and attorney at Cornell Law School who specializes in immigration law. The proposal comes on the heels of the Trump administration's introduction – then abandonment – of a controversial rule barring international students from living in the USA while taking fall classes online during the pandemic.
Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of her Christian Democrats (CDU) on Monday that coronavirus infection rate could hit 19,200 per day in Germany if the current trend continues but stressed that the economy must be kept running, a party source said. Infections have been rising in Germany for weeks. Data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany rose by 1,192 on Monday.
CHINA HOLDS NEW DRILLS AMID UPTICK IN TENSIONS China is holding new military exercises in the South China Sea amid an uptick in tensions between the Asian giant and its Southeast Asian neighbors and the U.S. The Maritime Safety Administration issued a pair of announcements blocking off seas around the area of the exercises running Sunday through Monday but gave no additional details. China holds regular drills in the area and there was no immediate indication they had been prompted by recent events. However, they follow a series of sorties earlier this month by Chinese warplanes into Taiwan's airspace at the northern end of the South China Sea.
As the state pushes into what it calls Phase 3 of its reopening, the state's COVID-19 dashboard reported 1,882 new cases and 10 deaths, none of which came from South Florida. Florida's counted 700,564 total cases and 14,100 total deaths in the novel coronavirus pandemic. Of the latter number, 14,032 were Florida residents.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump can't expect military aid from the Pentagon if he disputes the election results, according to the military's top officer and the leading Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. Trump has twice in recent days declined to promise a peaceful transition if he loses the Nov. 3 election. Democrats blasted him for the comments, and some Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have promised an "orderly" handover of power should former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, win the election.
Inovio's shares, the second best performing stock on the Nasdaq biotechnology index this year through Friday's close, plunged 33% before the opening bell. The drug developer said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "partial clinical hold" was not due to any side effects in its early-stage study of the vaccine, which was continuing. Inovio said it would answer the FDA's questions in October, after which the U.S. agency would have 30 days to decide whether the trial should proceed.
Armenia has declared martial law and a total military mobilization following clashes with neighboring Azerbaijan over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The incident has prompted calls from several world powers for an end to hostilities amid fears of instability in the South Caucasus - which serves as a corridor for pipelines transporting oil and gas to world markets. Armenian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Anna Naghdalyan, saying:] "Early in the morning, around 7 a.m.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Thursday that "every story" told of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and other victims of police brutality is "at its core" a lie. Carlson made several claims about Floyd and Blake that omitted certain details. Sign up here for our free live event Tuesday to get the inside track on the race for the White House with Business Insider's DC Bureau.
White House staff discussed the issue of President Donald Trump refusing to accept the results of the upcoming election were he to lose power in November, according to a former aide Vice President Mike Pence. Olivia Troye, former counterterrorism and homeland security adviser to the vice president and an ex-member of the White House coronavirus response task force, warned Americans to take the president at his word when he did not commit to a peaceful transition of power during a press briefing last week. “You know, the president, when he's joking – if he says that he's joking, he's telling you a half-truth and in there is something fairly frightening and scary,” Ms Troye told CNN's Wolfe Blitzer in an interview on Friday.
One of four suspects on trial for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has denied any involvement with firing or supplying the missile allegedly used in its destruction, a lawyer said in court on Monday. MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a missile fired from territory held by pro-Russian rebels during fighting in eastern Ukraine, international investigators say. One defendant, Oleg Pulatov, has instructed a lawyer to defend him.
CEO Elon Musk said Tesla expected to produce 20 million electric vehicles per year before 2030. This is more than 50 times what Tesla produced in 2019. Musk also said he expected the electric vehicle market to produce more than 30 million vehicles annually by 2027.
When Las Vegas parent Melissa Ruiz heard Clark County would start the year with remote learning, she quickly called private schools opening with in-person instruction to see if they had space for her 5-year-old son. Ruiz works in a physical therapy office, and she couldn't stay home to monitor her son. Now he attends Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy every day from 7:30 a.m.
“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.”