OPS working on proposal to play fall sports during spring
OPS working on proposal to play fall sports during spring
The owner of the San Francisco salon is shutting down her business after the controversy surrounding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not wearing a face mask inside. The owner of eSalon, Erica Kious, told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday that the salon was closing. “I am actually done in San Francisco and closing my doors, unfortunately,” Kious said, blaming the criticism she received from the Pelosi incident.
Joe Biden's personal tragedies have shaped his career, from policy to politicking, learning to mourn as a public figure and relying on his history of loss to reach out to voters, including his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. In December 1972, the former vice president — then a 30-year-old senator-elect from Delaware, weeks away from being sworn into office — lost his first wife Neilia and 13-month-old daughter Naomi in a car accident. In a statement following his death, his father wrote: “Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.”
Rochester's outgoing police chief Thursday defended his officers' response to protests over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude, which included the use of pepper balls. Police Chief La'Ron Singletary and his command team responded to occasionally pointed questions from members of Rochester's city council during an online briefing. There have been protests in Rochester for a week over the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man who died several days after being restrained by police March 23.
Tens of thousands of rapes are reported in India every year, but some stand out for being deeply disturbing. In one particularly shocking case, police in the capital, Delhi, have arrested a man in his 30s for the rape and assault of an 86-year-old grandmother. "The woman was waiting outside her home on Monday evening for the milkman when she was approached by her attacker," Swati Maliwal, head of the Delhi Commission for Women, told the BBC.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is going to use $5 million in coronavirus relief funds on a tourism ad campaign. South Dakota experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases following last month's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which researchers believe might be responsible for more than 19% of all new US cases. The state now ranks second in the country for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, with 439 new cases per 100,000 people, but Noem is actively still encouraging people to visit.
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer has been working closely with “an active Russian agent” trying to smear the president's chief political rival. Derkach, a member of Kyiv's parliament and son of a former KGB officer, has also been supplying documents to Republicans on Capitol Hill, where Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is conducting an election-eve investigation into the Bidens. Derkach—described by the Treasury Department as “an active Russian agent for over a decade, maintaining close connections with the Russian Intelligence Services”—stands accused of orchestrating a “covert influence campaign centered on cultivating false and unsubstantiated narratives” about the Bidens via “edited audio tapes and other unsupported information,” which launched “corruption investigations in both Ukraine and the United States designed to culminate prior to election day.”
Elon Musk and Robert Reich, a former US labor secretary, got into it on Twitter. Reich accused the billionaire of being a "modern day robber baron" for cutting worker pay during the pandemic while his own wealth surged. Musk countered that all Tesla workers had stock too, calling Reich a "modern day moron."
A Pakistani court sentenced a Christian man to death after finding him guilty of blasphemy for insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad in text messages he sent to a Muslim co-worker in 2013, a defense lawyer said Thursday. Saiful Malook said his client, 37-year-old Asif Pervaiz, was convicted and sentenced this week in the eastern city of Lahore. It was the latest example of the Islamic nation's strict upholding of blasphemy laws.
A man has been arrested in Washington state for allegedly setting fires close to a road, as wildfires ravage the region. Reports said the individual was detained at Puyallup, 35 miles south of Seattle, after state troopers were alerted by smoke coming from a fire that had been set on the median of highway 167, close to the location of an ongoing fire, visited this week by the state's governor. The arrest came as many western states, including California, Oregon, and Washington scramble to respond to hundreds of wildfires that are raging across the region.
Five months after South Florida became a hotbed for COVID-19 cruise outbreaks, Miami-Dade commissioners and cruise executives are urging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to give the cruise industry the OK to restart sailings as soon as possible. At a virtual tourism and ports committee meeting Thursday, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa scolded the federal health agency charged with the country's public health response to COVID-19, saying it has been too slow to communicate with the industry and must work quickly to get cruising up and running again. “The problem is it's not fair that the CDC is not paying attention and communicating with the cruise industry,” Sosa said, citing the time between when cruise companies submitted plans to the agency regarding how to mitigate COVID-19 spread among crew in mid-April and the finalizing of those plans in late July.
Senate Democrats blocked a $300 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill Thursday, dampening the prospects Congress will pass much-needed financial relief for Americans weathering the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the November election. After the chamber failed to move forward, senators voiced skepticism that any movement would be made on a relief package before the election. The Republican proposal, dubbed the Delivering Immediate Relief to America's Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act, included additional unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, funding for schools and liability protections for businesses and health care facilities.
As a result, points that Whole Foods workers accrued prior to March 3 have remained on their records longer than expected, forcing some employees to face unexpected punishment for late arrivals or absences, employees said. "All of a sudden we are being ordered by our global HR to hand out corrective action that has elongated roll-off dates for infractions in the middle of a pandemic that is still raging," said one Whole Foods manager. Whole Foods declined to comment on the reason behind the point extension.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins Shannon Bream with insight on 'Fox News @ Night.
An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd's death is highlighting Floyd's past crimes and history of drug use, calling him an ex-con and “evident danger to the community. Another is seizing on Floyd's medical issues and addiction, saying he likely died from fentanyl, not a knee on his neck. Some court filings by defense attorneys in recent months are taking a blame-the-victim approach.
A conservative Republican named by Donald Trump as a possible pick for the Supreme Court, has doubled down on his opposition to abortion and said it is time to scrap a historic ruling that for decades has protected a woman's right to choose. On Wednesday, in what was widely interpreted as a sop to social conservatives and evangelical christians, the president announced 20 potential justices for the top court, who he claimed would preserve America's “founding principles”. On the list were three Republican senators - Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Tom Cotton of Arkansas.
BBC Scotland is to scale back coverage of Nicola Sturgeon's daily coronavirus briefings from next week following opposition complaints they had descended into an SNP party political broadcast. From Monday, the Corporation will decide whether to cover the lunchtime events on "editorial merit" rather than automatically broadcasting them on BBC One and the BBC Scotland TV channels and BBC Radio Scotland. It is understood the BBC will start taking a "consistent approach" to covering briefings by Ms Sturgeon and Boris Johnson, who is only holding one when he has a major announcement to make.
Two Iranian-flagged tankers transporting fuel are sailing round Africa's Cape of Good Hope en route to the Atlantic Ocean, according to Refinitiv Eikon's vessel tracking data. The medium-size vessels Forest and Fortune, carrying about 300,000 barrels of fuel each loaded at Iran's Bandar Abbas terminal last month, are bound for Venezuela, according to sources with knowledge of the shipment. Gasoline scarcity in Venezuela has worsened in recent days due to insufficient domestic production, leaving long lines of drivers waiting in front of stations and increasing the need for imported fuel.
Martha Johnson, a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service, told USA TODAY that election officials are required to inform voters of the proper amount of postage for their ballots. "Unless the state or local election official provides a prepaid return envelope, voters must ensure that the appropriate postage is affixed to their return ballot envelope," Johnson wrote. "To help voters, the Postal Service requires election officials to inform voters of the amount of First-Class postage required to return their ballots."
The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to ensure that Pennsylvania and New York are doing enough to reduce pollution that flows from farms and cities into the Chesapeake Bay, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday. The federal suit was brought by the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation and others, including the Maryland Watermen's Association. The lawsuit says the EPA is allowing the two states to miss an upcoming deadline for meeting pollution-reduction goals.