A protest movement reborn, colonial symbols destroyed and policing scrutinised.
A protest movement reborn, colonial symbols destroyed and policing scrutinised.
President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that Joe Biden was being controlled by "people in dark shadows." Trump has embraced multiple conspiracy theories throughout his political career. President Donald Trump on Monday said the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, was being controlled by "people in dark shadows," a suggestion that was branded a conspiracy theory by the Fox News host interviewing him.
The family of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by deputies during a traffic stop over a bicycle code violation on Monday has demanded accountability and justice amid a fresh wave of protests. Family members say Dijon Kizzee was fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies after they attempted to stop him while he was riding a bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. Almost immediately after the incident, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in outrage, chanting for justice as they marched to the South L.A. Sheriff's Station on Imperial Highway.
Chinese authorities have detained an Australian citizen working as a high-profile TV anchor, as relations between the two countries deteriorate. Australia's foreign ministry said Cheng Lei, an anchor for Chinese broadcaster CGTN, was detained two weeks ago. Foreign minister Marise Payne said a virtual consular visit had been held with Ms Cheng via video link.
But the videos that captured the moment when Buffalo police officers shoved Gugino backward in front of Buffalo's City Hall in June during a protest over the death of George Floyd, causing him to fall and crack his skull on the pavement, had been seen around the world. Gugino, speaking to the USA TODAY Network's New York State Team last week in his first extended interview, was reluctant to go into detail about the incident, which sent him to the hospital for a month to recover from a brain injury and a fractured skull. That's because he doesn't remember the moment he was shoved, and he has flashes of memory in the minutes before or after.
Russian military aggression is on the rise against the U.S. — but President Trump has seemingly not responded to it. Russian warplanes are increasingly flying close to Alaskan airspace, forcing the U.S. to run interception efforts more often than it has in recent years. Russian fighter jets kept zooming within 100 feet of a U.S. Air Force bomber over the Black Sea, and a Russian helicopter recently hovered close to U.S. forces.
A woman from Wuhan is suing the Chinese government for what she said was covering up facts about the coronavirus and allowing it to spread. Zhao Lei told Sky News that "people carried on living like before" and didn't use protection: "It meant my father got infected and died." Sky News reported that the police have visited her mother, "warning that she should drop the case and not talk publicly."
Top White House officials rang the alarm bell during a call with the nation's governors on Monday, pleading with them to advise college presidents in their states to keep COVID-infected students on campus or risk another major outbreak. “We know that what happened across the South [in June] was primarily driven by 18-to-25 year olds, across the South, with asymptomatic spread,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The comments represent one of the most explicit acknowledgments to date that the White House's aggressive push to bring students back to campus this fall has created serious risks for increased COVID transmission.
A Florida man who calls himself the "Antifa hunter" was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Monday for an online harassment campaign against two local anti-racism activists. Daniel McMahon, 32, used the fringe social-media site Gab to threaten a candidate for Charlottesville, Virginia's, city council. The candidate, a Black Lives Matter chapter leader, then exited the race, the AP reported.
China's KJ-600 AEW&C plane reportedly made its first flight on August 29. The plane is designed to act as a flying radar station, detecting enemy missiles, ships, and aircraft. China's latest carrier aircraft may not be a fighter, but it will be the most important plane in the fleet.
Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday issued new guidelines and restrictions on the FBI's ability to conduct surveillance of elected officials, candidates, and their staff members and advisers, saying such investigations must be "justified and non-partisan." The new rules, which involved requiring the FBI to consider briefing an official, candidate or adviser that they might be compromised by foreign governments before applying for a surveillance warrant, were part of department-wide changes to address problems in the early stages of the Russia investigation. Barr and President Donald Trump's Republican allies have been critical of the Russia investigation and on the FBI's surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser during the early stages of the probe.
A federal US appeals court denied former national security adviser Michael Flynn's motion to dismiss the Justice Department's case against him. The order is a monumental defeat for Flynn and the Justice Department, whose lawyers have been arguing for the case's dismissal for months. A three-judge panel from the appeals court initially ordered the judge overseeing Flynn's case to comply with the DOJ's motion to dismiss.
Senior U.S. and Israeli officials landed in the United Arab Emirates on Monday on a historic trip to finalize a pact marking open relations between Israel and the Gulf state, and told Palestinians it was now time for them to negotiate peace. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner added on arrival that Washington could maintain Israel's military edge while advancing its ties to the UAE, the Arab world's second largest economy and a regional power.
The police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, say 102 of 175 people arrested there since protests began over the shooting of Jacob Blake listed addresses outside the city, according to The Wall Street Journal. Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen from Antioch, Illinois, charged with two killings in the unrest, is among that number. The out-of-town people arrested came from 44 cities, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported the Kenosha police as saying.
House Democrats say Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is giving them the cold shoulder. When DeJoy testified for the House Oversight Committee last week, many congressmembers requested documents regarding the changes he has overseen at the United States Postal Service. New: @OversightDems say they will subpoena Louis DeJoy for withholding key documents about USPS mail delays from Congress.
Google and Facebook on Thursday withdrew plans to connect LA and Hong Kong with an 8,000-mile internet broadband cable. The cable is already laid and was built to be part of the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), a project announced in 2016 to connect the US with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. A DOJ committee formally recommended in July that the Hong Kong part of the network be iced on national security grounds.
A lawyer for relatives of victims killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014 told trial judges Monday that the families want damages as a recognition of the injustice they suffered and told judges that Russian “disinformation” compounds their grief. Lawyer Arlette Schijns was speaking at the resumption of the Dutch trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with offenses including mass murder for their alleged involvement in the downing of MH17. Schijns, who is representing 450 relatives, urged the court not to lose sight of the suffering of the hundreds of people who lost their loved ones as she addressed the judges on legal questions linked to families' right to claim damages.
Indian troops have captured an important Chinese military post after allegedly fighting off an attempt by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to occupy further Indian territory in the disputed border region of Ladakh. On Saturday evening, around 500 Chinese troops had tried to cross into Spanggur, a narrow valley near the village of Chushul and three hours of hand-to-hand combat ensued. A senior Indian police source told the Telegraph the attack had been repulsed and a retaliatory special operations battalion seized a Chinese camp in the surrounding hills of Pangong Tso Lake in the early hours of this morning.
For the second time in as many days, President Trump claimed without evidence that a plane filled with left-wing agitators either was or had been traveling somewhere within the U.S. “A person was on a plane, said that there were about six people like that person, more or less, and what happened is the entire plane filled up with the looters, the rioters, the anarchists, people that were obviously looking for trouble and the person felt very uncomfortable on the plane,” Trump said Tuesday at Joint Base Andrews before departing to visit Kenosha, Wis. Trump has spent the last several weeks attempting to link his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, to the unrest in a number of American cities this month, but he now appears to have taken that line of argument in a more conspiratorial direction.
MIAMI—At the end of the first day of classes last week, dozens of teens lined up to board school buses parked outside the entrance of Bartow Senior High, the main secondary school in the central Florida city bearing the same name. Despite being outdoors, and thus perhaps less likely to serve as a launching pad for mass contagion, the large number of students crammed together, some sans face masks, prompted a 12th grader to snap three photos and two short videos of the crowd. The same day, Ashlee Caraway, the senior's older sister who graduated from Bartow High last year, posted the photos and tagged an unofficial Facebook page for the school.
Walt Disney World is postponing the reopening of its Polynesian Village Resort until next summer, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer hotel occupancy in central Florida. Disney has postponed the reopening of the Polynesian Village multiple times. Two other Disney World Resorts, the Beach Club Resort and BoardWalk Inn, will remain closed indefinitely.