At the outset, Fauci warned that America was still “knee-deep in the first wave” of the contagion, describing the country's new normal of more than 50,000 cases per day as “a serious situation that we have to address immediately. But how? asked Collins.
Feng Li / Getty FBI Director Christopher Wray has called China "the greatest long-term threat to our nation's information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality." Wray said during remarks on Tuesday that China had "brazenly violated well-settled norms and the rule of law" by attempting to force its citizens to return home to silence criticism of the Chinese Communist Party. Wray said China had threatened, coerced, and even arrested family members of Chinese nationals abroad who refused to return home.
Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against Black Lives Matter protesters accused of stealing a confidential police document and displaying it during a television news broadcast. Two protesters are charged with unauthorized dissemination of intelligence data, a felony that carries up to five years in prison. The Iowa Judicial Branch says it's only the second time that the charge has been filed since 2010.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo believes she knows what her county needs to fight back against COVID-19. “I'm at the mercy of what powers he positively gives us,” Hidalgo told The Daily Beast. As Texas faces a resurgent coronavirus and some officials have emphasized concerns about hospitals in the state becoming potentially overrun or overwhelmed, Hidalgo can find plenty of reasons to worry.
The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Coronavirus tricks the body into attacking the brain Numerous neurological problems such as tremors, seizures, and impaired consciousness have been linked to severe COVID-19, and a small German study may have uncovered a mechanism by which the virus appears to trick the body into attacking the brain. Researchers have been seeing these symptoms without finding the coronavirus in the cerebrospinal fluid circulating through the brain and spinal cord.
An estimated 1.2 million people have died from snake bites in India in the past 20 years, a new study has found. Nearly half of the victims were between 30 and 69 years old, and a quarter of them were children, the study says. Russell's vipers, kraits and cobras were responsible for most deaths.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inherited a toxic relationship with Donald Trump when he took office in December 2018. Eighteen months later, he is headed to the White House for a Wednesday summit with the US president.
Motorists in Michigan were met with a startling message Monday on an electronic billboard in Redford Township. The organizer behind the billboard lives in Livonia and said it is an effort to awaken the city to problems that continue to exist with profiling and other forms of racism. The mayor called the billboard counterproductive.
The Supreme Court's recent decision that Montana cannot exclude donations that go to religious schools from a small tax credit program could have consequences felt far beyond the state. The 5-4 ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which came down June 30, follows on from recent cases that have expanded what counts as discrimination against religion under the U.S. Constitution, making it harder for states to deny grants to faith-based institutions. From my perspective as a scholar of law and religion, this latest ruling could massively limit states' ability to exclude religious schools from all sorts of funding, including controversial voucher programs which allow state funds to be used by parents to send children to a private school.
The Kremlin spokesman says that Moscow will respond to new UK sanctions against Russian citizens including a senior investigator and prison officials. Britain on Monday used a new legislation drafted in the memory of a killed Russian tax adviser to sanction 25 Russian nationals linked to prosecution and mistreatment of tax adviser Sergei Magnitsky as well as 20 Saudis involved in the murder of a journalist in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, told reporters on Tuesday that Moscow “can only lament such hostile steps.”
The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would allow it to deny asylum to immigrants who are deemed a public health risk. The soon-to-be published rule would let the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice to block immigrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. based on "potential international threats from the spread of pandemics," according to a notice announcing it Wednesday. The rule would apply to immigrants seeking asylum and those seeking "withholding of removal" — a protected immigration status for those who have shown they may well face danger if returned to their home countries.
Terry Crews was invited on Don Lemon's CNN show Monday to explain his concerns about the Black Lives Matter movement, but instead ended up in a heated debate with the news anchor. Lemon opened the segment with two recent Crews tweets that had sparked an outcry — the first warning about a “#blacklivesbetter" sentiment emerging from Black Lives Matter, and the second announcing that he would "die on this hill" after getting threats for his decision to "unite with good people, no matter the race, creed or ideology." Lemon then introduced the actor by saying, "Man, you stepped in it."
A city council member in Norman, Oklahoma, proposed a police budget cut. Alexandra Scott, a Norman council member who won the Democratic nomination for her state Senate seat last month, is an outspoken critic of her city's police force. When racial justice protests swept the nation in June, Scott proposed slashing the Norman Police budget by $4.5 million.
Federal investigators said Wednesday they have seized 81 vehicles worth an estimated $3.2 million that were bound for Venezuela as part of a smuggling ring operated for wealthy and politically connected people. Anthony Salisbury, chief of the Miami Homeland Security Investigations office, said the vehicles were to be smuggled in violation of U.S. export laws and sanctions against the socialist Venezuelan government, “This is all part of an ongoing effort to combat foreign public corruption and in particular for public corruption in Venezuela and the laundering and the fleecing of the Venezuelan people's wealth and the stealing of the Venezuelan wealth from the national treasury for the gain ...
On Tuesday, the Lincoln Project, a conservative political action committee formed in late 2019, released an ad titled “Whispers,” which suggests those in President Trump's inner circle are secretly mocking him. This is the latest in a series of attack ads produced and distributed by the committee, whose members include George Conway, Steve Schmidt and other prominent Republicans who oppose Trump. Yahoo News has assembled a compilation of some of the Lincoln Project's most controversial advertisements.
Texas is set to resume executions on Wednesday after a five month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the state. Billy Joe Wardlow, 45, is to be put to death for the the robbery and murder of a 82-year-old man in 1993. On Tuesday, Texas broke its single day record with over 10,000 new infections.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that a final decision on when and how to reopen schools in the state will be made in the first week of August and consultations were still going on. "On July 31, local school districts will submit their plans on how they would reopen," Cuomo told a news briefing. Cuomo, a Democrat who has frequently sparred with President Donald Trump on the response to the coronavirus pandemic, stressed that any decision regarding schools was up to the states, after Trump threatened to cut off funding to schools that do not open in the fall.
A former Marine and wide receiver in college American football caught a three-year-old boy who was thrown from a burning building by his mother. Phillip Blanks was filmed catching Jameson Long on 3 July in Phoenix, Arizona, after he heard the child's mother, Rachel Long, call for help from inside the building. Mr Blanks managed to catch the child just before he hit the ground and carried the three-year-old to safety.
The FDA's warning list of hand sanitizers that have methanol or might have methanol grew by three as one sanitizer on the list got recalled Monday night. ITECH 361 recalled 18,940 bottles of 1-liter bottles of All-Clean Hand Sanitizer. All-Clean is on the list out of association, “purported to be made at the same (Eskbiochem SA de CV) facility,” the FDA said, as two hand sanitizers in which the FDA found methanol.
A California law enforcement officer is under internal investigation after allegedly sharing a "vulgar image" of George Floyd, the Black man whose death on Memorial Day sparked worldwide protests against racial inequality and police brutality. While the San Diego County Sheriff Department declined to provide a description of the image to USA TODAY, the local NAACP branch described it as an "altered photograph" of a "naked black male porn star kneeling on Mr. Floyd" with the words "Quit resisting." "The image was lewd and racist and vile and should disturb anyone with a shred of human decency.
The spike in coronavirus cases in California has thrown another wrench in Disneyland's reopening plans, leaving businesses, unions, and state officials struggling with when — and how — to best open Orange County's star attraction. With the opening date still up in the air, some Disneyland employees say they are desperate to return to work. Others say they will only go back once Disney can offer what employees say are safer working conditions.
A surveillance camera was rolling as a father walking with his daughter across the street was gunned down in the Bronx section of New York City as they traveled home.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared on CNN on Tuesday morning for yet another off-the-rails interview, this time devoting much of his energy to promoting anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine following a disputed new study finding some efficacy in treating the coronavirus. Last week, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration revoking the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine due to serious safety issues and lack of benefit for COVID-19 patients, a Michigan study found the Trump-touted drug helped patients weather the virus. Appearing on CNN's New Day, Navarro quickly brushed off a series of questions from anchor John Berman about the rapid surge of new coronavirus cases in several states, immediately hyping hydroxychloroquine as a game-changer that can greatly reduce mortality rates.
The mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday that she doesn't agree with the Georgia governor's order to mobilize the National Guard in her city as a surge in violence became a political talking point. Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized activation of up to 1,000 Guard troops after a weekend of gun violence in Atlanta left five people dead, including Secoriea Turner, an 8-year-old girl. Atlanta Police Lt. Pete Malecki said the video comes from a surveillance camera near where Secoriea was shot while riding in the back seat of an SUV.