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According to Guillen's and Aposhian's families, both women told them they were being harassed by their aggressors but seemed to have been afraid to report it. Protect Our Defenders, a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for service members who have been sexually assaulted, says about 64 percent of women who report assault in the U.S. military face retaliation, and 66 percent who reported retribution alleged that retaliators were within their chain of command. The organization also reported that about one-third of victims who officially come forward with their assault are discharged typically within seven months.
Oregon state police are backing out of an agreement to protect the Portland federal courthouse from rioters, after the Multnomah County district attorney announced he will not prosecute most rioters who are arrested. Portland has seen riots almost every night since the May death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers. Rioters initially targeted the federal courthouse in the city, but after federal and state law enforcement came to an agreement to jointly protect the courthouse, rioters moved on to attack city police.
Nine new accusers brought forth a lawsuit against Jeffery Epstein's estate. Nine new accusers brought forth a lawsuit against Jeffery Epstein's estate alleging sexual abuse as early as 1978, far before any other abuse allegations against the sex offender, The Daily Beast reported. Five of the women in the lawsuit allege Epstein abused them when they were underage.
Witnesses alleged that they menaced and “charged” at various people gathered at Toronto's Cherry Beach on Sunday morning, before police quickly intervened, responding to reports of a large fight. The gatherings have become weekly occurrences during the coronavirus pandemic and are thought to be frequented by protestors against face coverings and lockdown measures. Footage showed the two men covered in blood from apparent head wounds, wielding the running saws and shouting “who hit me”.
A report released by Dallas police on their response to protests that followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis outlines changes the department plans to make, including who can authorize the use of tear gas and how to train for incidents involving mass arrests. Dallas police released the report late Friday, detailing the first four nights of protests that began May 29 following the death days earlier of Floyd, a Black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd's neck. Floyd's death sparked protests around the globe against racial injustice and police brutality.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is scheduled to give his acceptance speech during the last act of the mostly-virtual Democratic National Convention next Thursday at 10 p.m. E.T. Just a few hours before, though, President Trump is heading to Old Forge, Pennsylvania, to deliver his own remarks on "Joe Biden's record of failure," the president's re-election campaign announced Saturday. The timing is clearly not a coincidence, but the location probably isn't either.
Three women are accused of assaulting a 17-year-old restaurant hostess in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, because they were upset they could not all be seated together due to coronavirus social-distancing rules, police said. The incident occurred Sunday after a large group of women entered a Chili's restaurant and asked to be seated at the same table, Baton Rouge police said in a news release. "The employee advised the group that due to social distancing requirements, the business only allowed six at a table," the release said.
A man driving a rental truck that collided with a school bus in Georgia helped free trapped students before he collapsed and died. Johnathon Grayer, 25, of Jacksonville, Florida, was driving a rental truck on Wednesday afternoon when it collided with the back of a school bus that had stopped for students to get off, according to a preliminary investigation by the Georgia State Patrol. Both Grayer and the bus driver helped children get out of the bus after the crash, Georgia State Trooper Shane Copeland told WSAV, NBC's affiliate in Savannah.
A trained marksman is to be deployed to shoot a wild boar that stole the clothes of a naked German man, Berlin authorities said on Friday. The boar made international headlines last week after photographs of the portly nudist giving chase were shared on social media. “You have to put yourself in the boar's position,” Katja Kammer of the Grunewald forestry department told local RBB television.
Prosecutors approved 43 felony charges in connection with looting across Chicago earlier this week, and city officials laid out a series of plans Friday that they say would prevent future incidents. "What happened Sunday night into Monday morning should never have happened," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a press conference Friday afternoon. "There can never be any place in Chicago where businesses are afraid to open, where residents and visitors are afraid to travel and shop, or where employees are afraid to go to work."
The number of threats against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has risen compared to the same period last year, Canadian police have warned. Figures from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) show there were 130 threats against Mr Trudeau and ministers from January to July. This is a jump from 100 threats made in the same period in 2019.
U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.
Nearly 1,500 acres of rice fields were flooded and about 730 singe-story homes and 179 housing blocks destroyed as of early August, North Korea says. "It reflects the perfect storm of economic stresses that North Korea is suffering right now," a former chief of the CIA's branch in South Korea told Insider. Severe flooding caused by intense monsoon rains have prompted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un into an atypical response that may signal a dire situation in the isolated country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The unusual wind storm that damaged farms, homes and cities across the Midwest this past week could offer lessons for forecasters and the public on how to better prepare for something that packed the power of a category 3 hurricane but lacked the days of warning a typical hurricane offers. The land hurricane, known as a derecho, caught farmers in fields, bicyclists on trails and travelers on highways — unaware that a series of thunderstorms that had formed the night before in South Dakota had picked up strength as it moved across Nebraska. At least three people in Iowa and one in Indiana were killed, including a bicyclist on a trail and a woman sitting on her front porch — both struck by trees.
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The way Joe Biden explained it on the campaign trail in Iowa, he and his friend Barack Obama had long talked of Biden succeeding him in the White House, continuing the work of their administration. Now, after four years, the plan could finally go forward, with Biden running as the administration's true heir. Barack Obama, Biden solemnly declared in his campaign announcement in Philadelphia, is “an extraordinary man, an extraordinary president.”
The United Nations Security Council resoundingly defeated a U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, on Friday, with the Trump administration vowing further action to prevent Tehran's sale and export of conventional weapons. Russia and China strongly opposed the resolution but did not need to use their vetoes. The Trump administration has said repeatedly it will not allow the arms embargo provision — in the Security Council resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers — to expire as scheduled on Oct. 18.
Coronavirus has shone a light on a “lawless state” within Britain, where people are held as slaves and criminal gangs steal from the taxpayer, says Sir Iain Duncan Smith. The former Conservative Party leader tells of the “enormous criminal sub-society thriving in the UK”, whose practices have been exposed during the pandemic.
The FBI is seeking answers on the “senseless” fatal shooting of a 2-year-old Indiana girl late last month. A $10,000 reward is now being offered by the FBI for information related to the arrest of the person who shot Joette “JoJo” Malone on July 29 in Hammond, Indiana. JoJo was in the backseat of her mom's car outside an apartment complex when she was caught in the crossfires of a shooting between two people, according to the Northwest Times of Indiana.
The European Union's border restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic has left binational unmarried couples in limbo, but more European countries are making exceptions so they no longer have to remain separated. Since March, European countries have shut their borders to noncitizens, essentially separating citizens of the EU from their foreign partners. Last week, the European Commission asked all 27 member countries to open their borders to such couples, and so far 10 have done so.
The only Native American on federal death row lost a bid Thursday to push back his execution date. Unless Lezmond Mitchell gets relief from another court or is granted clemency, he will be put to death on Aug. 26 at the federal prison in Indiana where he is being held. Mitchell's attorneys sought a delay from the U.S. District Court in Arizona where he was sentenced in the 2001 slayings of a 63-year-old fellow Navajo tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter.
New Zealand had reported zero new coronavirus cases and discharged its last hospital patient in May. But in early August, a new outbreak began. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the nation will address new cases the same way it successfully tackled previous outbreaks — testing, tracing, and lockdowns. New Zealand's other advantages in fighting the spread of the virus include public trust, clear communication from leaders, and a sparse island population.
But for all the intentional focus by the White House on the president Thursday, senior administration officials say it was Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner who worked behind the scenes over the last several months to smooth out the agreement and convince Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) to agree to it publicly in the lead up to the 2020 election. Thursday's announcement is an extension of a years-long effort by Kushner to construct a working Middle East Peace Plan, an accord formally announced by President Trump in January, and officials say they expect the president's son-in-law to deliver similar agreements between Israel and other Arab nations in...
“It may be a campaign tactic, but older workers, be forewarned. Ageism runs deep in our culture.”
“Genuine concerns about the capacities of people who want the world’s most powerful job mingle bizarrely with insults.”
“Joe Biden and Donald Trump are both old. But the media should not be making mental illness a campaign issue, on either side.”
“The Trump campaign is now betting his reelection’s already slim chances on Biden proving Trump’s diagnosis is right.”
“The nightmare scenario for Democrats is that, at a pivotal moment, Biden will struggle to put together a coherent thought.”