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A Louisville sergeant at the centre of the Breonna Taylor investigation sent a mass email on Tuesday defending police actions as "legal, moral and ethical". It comes as Louisville police declared a pre-emptive state of emergency in anticipation of findings from the state's attorney general, who has been investigating possible criminal charges against the officers involved Ms Taylor's death. In the email sent to more than 1,000 colleagues about 2 am on Tuesday morning, Jonathan Mattingly said the next few days would be tough whatever the outcome as they were pawns in a political game.
The Department of Justice is narrowing the focus of its antitrust case against Google to the company's dominance of internet searches, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The decision to focus only on search reflected political disagreements, with some attorney generals now considering additional lawsuits focused on anticompetitive behavior by Google, according to the report. Attorney General William Barr has pushed to sue Google before the election, overruling DOJ attorneys who said they needed more time to build their case, The New York Times previously reported.
WASHINGTON – Air Force Two, the airplane used to fly the vice president, was struck by a bird as it took off from a New Hampshire airport Tuesday evening, forcing it to return safely to the nearby airport, according to two senior administration officials speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the vice president's travel. The bird hit one of the engines of the aircraft, which was carrying Vice President Mike Pence and some staff. It then returned to Manchester Airport out of an abundance of caution, an official said.
It's like something that's out of a terrifying movie – a wild pig population that's growing at such a rapid pace, experts are referring to it as a “feral swine bomb” that can go off any minute. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the invasive species of wild pigs has a population of at least 6 million and is growing quickly. The wild pig population has “expanded from 17 states to at least 39 over the last three decades” and causes an estimated $2.5 billion in damage a year, The Atlantic said.
Donald Trump launched a racist attack on one black female Democratic congresswoman and said a Latino female congresswoman deals in a “line of crap" as he rallied supporters in Pennsylvania. The President was trying to complete a comeback and again win a state some experts say his general election foe, former Vice President Joe Biden, must win in November to oust the president from power. Mr Trump's election strategy to secure a second term is almost exclusively about rebuilding the coalition that pushed him to victory four years ago, trying to ensure a massive conservative turnout in a handful of swing states to secure a second term.
Four people were charged on Tuesday in connection to the killing of Michael Ronnell Williams, a Black man whose body was found burning in a ditch in rural Iowa on September 16. Steven Vogel, who police said knew Williams, has been charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. The president of the local NAACP chapter said, however: "We understand the fear this kind of incident evokes," according to the Des Moines Register.
They carry on now as if the Constitution provides otherwise, but the simple fact is that in our system of self-governance, the president nominates Supreme Court justices and the Senate confirms or rejects them — all at their discretion and on their timetable. I realize reason isn't in fashion these days, but reason is the bulwark of our system. Ask yourself these two simple questions: In voting to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, would Republicans be doing anything that isn't provided for in the Constitution?
The coronavirus pandemic forced the European Union to postpone a scheduled summit for a week after EU Council President Charles Michel went into quarantine because a close collaborator was diagnosed with COVID-19. Spokesman Barend Leyts said Tuesday that Michel “today learned that a security officer, with whom he was in close contact early last week, tested positive for COVID." Leyts said that the European Council chief is “respecting Belgian rules" and "he has gone into quarantine as of today."
An international police sting targeting dark web sellers has led to 179 arrests. A total of 500 kilograms of drugs, $6.5 million, and 64 firearms were seized. FBI Director Chris Wray said the bust came at a critical time, as the pandemic has come with a spike in opioid overdoses.
Women in President Barack Obama's White House were paid between about 84 and 89 cents for every $1 paid to male staffers, though that gap was narrower than the one in the Trump White House and narrower, too, than the national gender pay gap in those years. The gender pay gap widened from 89 cents on the dollar in 2016 during the final year Obama was in office, to 63 cents on the dollar the first year Trump was in office, according to an analysis by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. The Trump White House salaries are current as of June 26.
How a pandemic exposed Singapore's inequalities Migrant workers 'in fear' in Singapore dorms Ms Parti first began working in Mr Liew Mun Leong's home in 2007, where several family members including his son Karl lived. In March 2016, Mr Karl Liew and his family moved out of the home and lived elsewhere. Court documents that detail the sequence of events say that Ms Parti was asked to clean his new house and office on "multiple occasions" - which breaks local labour regulations, and which she had previously complained about.
A Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision to void so-called “naked ballots” mailed without envelopes that conceal the voter's identity could cause “electoral chaos” and protracted legal battles, state election officials have warned. The decision – part of a series of rulings that extended vote-by-mail deadlines, allowed ballot drop boxes and removed Green Party candidates from the ticket – could force as many as 100,000 votes to be tossed out in a state that Donald Trump carried by just 44,000 more votes than his opponent Hillary Clinton. Another slim margin, with thousands of ballots cast but determined invalid, could prevent a Joe Biden victory in the state.
Anti-Americanism has spread across college campuses like a wildfire, igniting rage and resentment against anything perceived as oppressive — even the American flag. In a Gallup poll this June, only 63% of U.S. adults say they are either “extremely proud” or “very proud” to be American, the lowest level of patriotism ever recorded since Gallup first asked the question in 2001.
A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident, has remained in federal custody since he pleaded not guilty in January to using the Telegram messaging app to convey the threat last year. The group's name was inspired by the haircut of Dylann Roof, who was sentenced to death for fatally shooting nine Black church members during a Bible study session in Charleston, South Carolina.
Veteran Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward reportedly said Tuesday that he was 'quite frankly embarrassed' for President Donald Trump that he had given himself an A+ grade for his coronavirus response, as 200,000 U.S. citizens are now dead. Woodward, speaking at at an invite-only forum for the Citizen by CNN 2020 conference, said in his experience of covering nine different presidents he has "never seen anything like" Trump's mangled handling of the ongoing pandemic that has led to "Two hundred thousand Americans dying." Woodward recently released an explosive new book on Trump titled "Rage", which included the president telling the journalist in a recorded interview weeks before the first death in the U.S. that despite knowing how "deadly" and serious the coronavirus pandemic would be, he wanted to "play it down" and would to continue to do so.
Huawei says it had to rush to stockpile chips ahead of the latest tightening of trade restrictions from Washington, which has hit its supply hard. "Non-stop aggression from the US government has put us under significant pressure," Guo Ping, who chairs the company, said. The company urged the US to reconsider the rules, which make it difficult for Huawei to buy essential parts for products such as phones.
The US has become an "object of pity" around the world, President Donald Trump's former top Russia advisor Fiona Hill says. During a CNN interview on Tuesday, Hill explained why she thinks the country's once-supreme reputation has taken a hit in recent years. Hill, who was a key witness in the Trump impeachment hearings last year, said US allies increasingly feel sorry for the nation amid domestic turmoil like race riots and political partisanship.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr returned to Wisconsin Tuesday, three weeks after a visit to Kenosha to see the aftermath of arson, looting and vandalism that followed protests over the police shooting of a Black man in the back. This time, he was announcing the arrests of 26 people in Milwaukee and California, charged in a sprawling drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, as the latest victory in Operation Legend, launched in July to target violent street crime in a few major cities. Barr's visit to election swing-state Wisconsin came a day before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's scheduled foreign policy speech in the state Capitol in Madison on Wednesday and Vice President Mike Pence's planned visit to Eau Claire on Thursday, his third visit to Wisconsin this month.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told CNET the deal struck between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart looked nothing like the deal Microsoft originally bid on for TikTok's US operations. Oracle and Walmart announced their intentions to buy a 20% stake in TikTok on Saturday, but the deal is yet to win official government approval. The deal TikTok has managed to strike with Oracle and Walmart is a far cry from what it originally offered Microsoft, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
As Canada's parliament returns and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to put an ethics scandal behind him, his government will on Wednesday unveil its plans for the country's pandemic response and recovery. The last time Mr Trudeau's government held a Throne Speech - where a government outlines its policies and programmes as a parliamentary session begins - was less than a year ago. The prime minister also found himself bogged down over the summer by a charity ethics scandal that ended up costing his finance minister his job.
Donald Trump, a week before he will be face-to-face with Joe Biden during the first presidential debate, mocked his opponent for wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic and alleged the 77-year-old former vice president had plastic surgery on his face. “What the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery if he's going to cover it up?" the 74-year-old Trump said during a campaign rally near Pittsburgh in battleground Pennsylvania. The president did one of his vocal polls, asking the Moon Township crowd if they think Mr Biden will wear a mask when he comes onstage next week.
The world's health care can thank the horseshoe crab' Since the late 1970s, horseshoe crab blood has been approved to make what's called the Limulus amebocyte lysate test, or the LAL test – an alarm system triggered by a type of bacteria that can cause fever, and in some cases, death. It works like this: A mixture of lysate is made from the horseshoe crab's amebocyte or blood cells. That fluid is added to whatever material a researcher is testing for safety.
The newest, fastest, most powerful version of the stalwart Model S will hit 60 mph in under two seconds and top out at 200 mph, Musk said. For all the Tesla fans watching the company's "Battery Day" presentation and hoping the talk wouldn't focus solely on the gritty details of anodes, cathodes, and lithium mining, Elon Musk provided. Nearing the end of his formal presentation (before a lengthy Q&A, with questions coming from attendees sitting in a parking lot full of Teslas), the CEO threw out the classic "one more thing" — the Model S Plaid.
“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.”