One person was killed and three others were hurt in an early morning shooting.
One person was killed and three others were hurt in an early morning shooting.
Nineteen Black families purchased more than 96 acres of land in Georgia to create a safe space free of oppression. Eventually, they hope to grow the area into an incorporated, self-sustaining community.
Demetria Poe is applauding Delta Air Lines for "taking a stance" against racism and discrimination after she was harassed by her seatmate on a flight.
Hurricane Nana formed Wednesday night, becoming the sixth hurricane of the 2020 season. It made landfall early Thursday in Belize, the National Hurricane Center said.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned Wednesday that President Trump had "better have an army" to ensure his safety if he visits New York City following reports that Trump is weighing pulling federal funding from “anarchist jurisdictions” including New York.Trump released a memo on Wednesday ordering all federal agencies to provide evaluations to the White House Office of Management and Budget outlining which federal funds could be rerouted from "lawless" cities that “permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures.” The president singled out New York in particular and also mentioned Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Portland as potential targets of the move to withhold funding.“It’s cheap, it’s political, it’s gratuitous, and it’s illegal,” Cuomo said at an emergency press briefing called to address Trump's order.“He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City,” the Democratic governor said. “Forget bodyguards. He better have an army if he thinks he’s going to walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him.” After riots broke out following the police custody death of George Floyd in May, New York City's murder rate shot up 59 percent in July compared to last year, and shootings spiked 177 percent. Meanwhile, the City Council agreed in July to cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget.“To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities,” Trump's memo states.“In light of this unconscionable rise in violence, I have offered to provide Federal law enforcement assistance, but both Mayor de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have rejected my offer,” Trump says in the memo.New York City receives about $7 billion a year in federal funding.“From the point of view of New York City, [Trump] has been the worst president,” Cuomo said. “President Ford said drop dead. President Trump has been actively trying to kill New York City ever since he was elected.”A senior advisor to Cuomo afterwards clarified the governor's threatening remarks, saying that what Cuomo mean is that Trump is "persona non grata after everything he did to his now abandoned home town."
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has embraced a false online conspiracy theory that seeks to minimize the danger of COVID-19 by claiming only a few thousand Americans have died from the virus — not the 185,000 reported by health agencies and hospitals.
Operations in Ohio and Indiana seek missing children who may be victims of sex trafficking.
The beam of a police officer’s flashlight swept across a group of 15 people standing on the sidewalk in downtown Portland, Oregon, recording and taking photos of the nightly protests that have roiled the city for three months. For nearly 100 days, reporters have been covering protests that often turn violent in Oregon’s largest city, and in the chaos, some journalists have been injured or arrested despite press freedoms laid out in the First Amendment.
Viral footage shows police handcuffing a pregnant woman in her home for allegedly "inciting" a protest.
This summer's wildfires in the Arctic have put record amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, experts have warned. Some of fires early in the season are thought to have been caused by so-called ‘zombie fires’, which had been smouldering underground during the winter months. Carbon emissions from this year's wildfires burning in the Arctic Circle have already outstripped 2019's record levels and are the highest for the region in data going back to 2003, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) said. Scientists from the service, which is run by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Commission, monitor wildfire activity across the world. They have estimated that carbon dioxide emissions from the Arctic Circle from the beginning of the year were 244 million tonnes, up by a third on the 181 million tonnes for the whole of 2019. Most of the increase in wildfires has been in Russia's Sakha Republic, which falls partly within the Arctic Circle, with millions of acres of land damaged, the scientists said. Across Eastern Russia as a whole, fires emitted approximately 540 million tonnes of carbon dioxide between June and August, surpassing the previous highest total emissions for the region, seen in 2003, they said. Elsewhere in the world, a large region of the south-western USA has been hit by wildfires due to heatwave conditions, with large plumes of smoke seen moving eastward across the Great Lakes towards the North Atlantic. California has seen the second and third worst fires in the state's history, the data shows. Mark Parrington, senior scientist and wildfire expert at CAMS, said: "The Arctic fires burning since middle of June with high activity have already beaten 2019's record in terms of scale and intensity as reflected in the estimated carbon dioxide emissions. "We know from climate data provided by our parallel service at ECMWF, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), that warmer and drier conditions have been prevalent again this summer. "Our monitoring is vital in understanding how the scale and intensity of these wildfire events have an impact on the atmosphere in terms of air pollution."
Claims that Jacob Blake has raped a minor or is facing sexual assault charges involving a teenager are false.
A Philippine court has ordered the early release for good conduct of a U.S. Marine convicted in the 2014 killing of a transgender Filipino which sparked anger in the former American colony. Joseph Scott Pemberton drew protests from the family and lawyers of Jennifer Laude, who was found dead in a motel room in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila, after they met at a disco bar in October 2014.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden tweets he feels vindicated by the ruling from the US Court of Appeals.
The shooting death of a man in Portland on Saturday night signified an even darker turn in the conflict, as the city has seemingly become a magnet for armed right-wing militias and left-wing agitators.
At Thursday’s press briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Trump’s comments on Wednesday in which he told supporters in North Carolina that they should vote twice, once by mail and once in person. Voting twice is illegal.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said in a statement Wednesday that he won't allow individuals to harm his deputies.
Teachers and students have refused to comply with a new bilingual education program in Inner Mongolia. The state is cracking down in response.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday defended its decision to withhold circulation of an intelligence report warning that Russia was trying to portray Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as mentally unstable. A draft of the report, headlined "Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of US Candidates to Influence 2020 Election," was submitted to the agency's legislative and public affairs office on July 7, according to ABC News, which first reported the matter. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News on Wednesday that the agency held up the memo because it lacked necessary context and was "very poorly written."
President Donald Trump suggested the shooter was "trying to get away" from people attacking him when he opened fire, while others, too, defended him.
Without provocation, Texas deputies slammed a domestic violence victim to the ground and threatened to Tase her. Afterward, they blamed her.
Facebook India executives were grilled Wednesday by members of a parliamentary committee on information technology over allegations of political bias and a role in spreading hate speech in India. The closed-door hearing followed accusations in newspaper reports that Facebook was allowing anti-Muslim hate speech on the platform and that its top policy official in India had shown favoritism toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.