Passerby Pulls Driver Away From Danger After Car Catches Fire On I-80 In Davis

Firefighters are crediting a Good Samaritan for pulling a driver away from danger after a fiery crash in Davis on Tuesday morning. Katie Johnston reports.

  • U.S. judge hearing Flynn case asks appeals court to reconsider dismissal
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    U.S. judge hearing Flynn case asks appeals court to reconsider dismissal

    The judge hearing the criminal prosecution against U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday asked an appeals court to reconsider a recent decision dismissing the case. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan asked the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review the June 24 decision that directed him to drop the Flynn case. The Justice Department sought to dismiss the case against Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, following pressure from Trump and his allies, leading to criticism that Attorney General William Barr was using his office to help the president's friends.

  • Two arrested after coughing on Walmart employees, refusing to wear masks, AZ cops say
    Miami Herald

    Two arrested after coughing on Walmart employees, refusing to wear masks, AZ cops say

    Two people have been arrested in Yuma, Arizona after police said they refused to wear masks and coughed on Walmart employees. On July 8, the Yuma Police Department responded to a report of a man and woman who were coughing on Walmart workers and not wearing masks, according to a statement by the department. Walmart trespassed the two people, meaning they wanted them to leave, according to the statement.

  • NYPD forced to impose limit on officers filing for retirement amid 400% surge of personnel trying to quit
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    NYPD forced to impose limit on officers filing for retirement amid 400% surge of personnel trying to quit

    The New York Police Department (NYPD) has reportedly limited the number of retirement applications it will allow, after it saw a surge in requests in the last couple of months. The NYPD announced on Wednesday that 179 officers filed for retirement between 29 June and 6 July – a 411 per cent increase on the 35 who retired in the same time period in 2019. Additionally, 503 NYPD officers filed for retirement between 25 May - the day George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis - and 3 July, representing a 75 per cent increase on the 287 officers who retired in the same period last year.

  • Bear Opens Front Door, Attacks Homeowner In Aspen
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    Bear Opens Front Door, Attacks Homeowner In Aspen

    A black bear entered an Aspen home through the front door Friday and severely injured the homeowner, officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife said.

  • 'I feel threatened': Unmasked Florida man's viral Costco outburst cost him his job
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    'I feel threatened': Unmasked Florida man's viral Costco outburst cost him his job

    A man's outburst at a Costco in Florida that was caught on video has cost him his job. A video of the incident was posted to Twitter on Monday night by filmmaker Billy Corben. "Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in 'Running the World Since 1776' shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida," Corben tweeted.

  • Female US Army soldier makes history by becoming the first woman to become a Green Beret
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    Female US Army soldier makes history by becoming the first woman to become a Green Beret

    U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens A female soldier became the US Army's first female Green Beret on Thursday. The National Guard soldier graduated, earned her Special Forces Tab, and earned her Green Beret Thursday at a ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina celebrating her and her classmates completion of Special Forces training. US Army Special Operations Command is withholding identifying information about the woman due to mission security demands for special operations troops.

  • Park Won-soon: Mayor of Seoul found dead after going missing
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    Park Won-soon: Mayor of Seoul found dead after going missing

    Police in the South Korean capital Seoul have found the body of the city's mayor after he went missing on Thursday. Park Won-soon's daughter reportedly told police he had left a message before leaving the house, leading her to raise the alarm. His body was found at Mount Bugak in northern Seoul, near where his phone signal was last detected.

  • Outdoor Dinging Decor That's Sure to Bring Joy to Any Table 
    Architectural Digest

    Outdoor Dinging Decor That's Sure to Bring Joy to Any Table 

    Cheerful furnishings in citrine bring smiles to the outdoor table Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Militants kill BJP politician Wasim Bari and his family in Kashmir
    The Telegraph

    Militants kill BJP politician Wasim Bari and his family in Kashmir

    A Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party politician was killed along with his brother and father in Indian administered Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. Wasim Bari, 38, and his family were attacked by militants at his residence in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Wednesday night. All three were shot at point-blank range and died on the way to hospital.

  • Facing crises and falling polls, Trump to hold rally in battleground New Hampshire
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    Facing crises and falling polls, Trump to hold rally in battleground New Hampshire

    Faced with sliding poll numbers and multiple national crises, President Donald Trump is set to hold his latest rally on Saturday in New Hampshire, a state he narrowly lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 and hopes to flip this year. The rally will take place at an airport hangar in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as coronavirus cases surge across the country and public health and state officials advise against large gatherings. A rally Trump held last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma, likely contributed to a rise in the number of rising coronavirus cases there, a local health official said on Wednesday.

  • An Austin police officer appeared to grope a woman's breast after pulling her over for a traffic violation
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    An Austin police officer appeared to grope a woman's breast after pulling her over for a traffic violation

    In a video that trended on social media Tuesday, an Austin police officer appears to grope the woman's breasts while performing a search, even as she demanded a female officer. In a statement, the Austin Police Department said the officer acted appropriately since the encounter was recorded and another officer was present. The department also said the officer was conducting a search before transporting the woman to jail for "multiple hazardous traffic violations."

  • Police are welcome at Seattle ice cream shop — but their guns aren’t, owner says
    Miami Herald

    Police are welcome at Seattle ice cream shop — but their guns aren’t, owner says

    No armed police officers are allowed inside a popular Seattle ice cream shop, the store says. Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream on Capitol Hill posted a sign saying no one who is armed is welcome inside the shop, social media posts say. Police officers: Molly Moon's is a gun-free zone,” the sign reads.

  • NYPD Sees ‘Troubling’ 400 Percent Surge in Retirement Applications
    National Review

    NYPD Sees ‘Troubling’ 400 Percent Surge in Retirement Applications

    The New York Police Department is experiencing a surge of over 400 percent in retirement applications from officers amid tensions with city officials and after the city's police budget was slashed by city officials. Over the last week, 179 NYPD officers have filed for retirement, up from only 35 during the same week last year, an eye-popping 411 percent increase. Protests and riots began across New York City and other metropolitan areas around the country shortly after the police-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

  • Israel looked like a model for halting coronavirus. Here's how it 'lost its bearings.'
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    Israel looked like a model for halting coronavirus. Here's how it 'lost its bearings.'

    When signs of the coronavirus pandemic appeared in Israel in March, the country shut down hard and fast. Between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, Israel recorded a new daily high of 1,528 coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said. In the West Bank and Gaza, cases have also steadily risen, with more than 300 reported on Tuesday.

  • This aviator just became the US Navy's first Black female fighter pilot
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    This aviator just became the US Navy's first Black female fighter pilot

    U.S. Navy photo by Anne Owens The US Navy has graduated its first Black female fighter pilot, Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle, the service said. "Very proud of LTJG Swegle," the Vice Chief of Information Rear Adm. Paula Dunn wrote.

  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused of echoing white supremacist slogan on air
    The Independent

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused of echoing white supremacist slogan on air

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been accused of echoing a 14-word white supremacist phrase during one of his on-air segments. During a segment on his Monday evening show, Mr Carlson showed side-by-side images of Representative Ilhan Omar and Senator Tammy Duckworth, both of whom are Democrats on Capitol Hill and were born overseas. Critics said the phrase across the screen mirrored that of the white supremacist 14-word slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”

  • 'Scared for my life' but needing a salary: Teachers weigh risks of COVID-19
    USA TODAY

    'Scared for my life' but needing a salary: Teachers weigh risks of COVID-19

    Christy Karwatt teaches social studies, but she's been thinking more like a math teacher the last few days. At 61, the Sarasota High teacher is entering her 27th year in Florida's retirement system, and she loves her job. She had planned on teaching three more years to maximize her retirement payment.

  • Maxine Waters Foe Omar Navarro Gets Out of Jail And Attempts to Destroy Fellow Republican
    The Daily Beast

    Maxine Waters Foe Omar Navarro Gets Out of Jail And Attempts to Destroy Fellow Republican

    Pro-Trump internet personality Omar Navarro emerged from a six-month stint in jail on a stalking charge last month, and immediately registered to run for Congress. Navarro, a perennial challenger to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), has registered to run for her seat again in 2022—assuming, perhaps logically, that Waters will once again prevail in her re-election request this November. But Navarro, who had nearly $50,000 in his campaign bank account as of March 31 even while he served his jail term, is not going to wait for those results before getting involved.

  • Army Reviewing 'Confederate Memorial' Featuring Slaves at Arlington National Cemetery
    Military.com

    Army Reviewing 'Confederate Memorial' Featuring Slaves at Arlington National Cemetery

    The frieze on the Confederate Memorial in Section 16 of Arlington National Cemetery depicts a "Mammy" cradling the infant of a rebel soldier and a slave following his master off to war. Since it was dedicated in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson, the monument's presence on the grounds of what had been the estate of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee has been the target of periodic calls for its removal, and now it could be again. The Army's action, first reported by The Washington Post, made the monument in Arlington part of the national debate on Confederate symbols, statues and military base names that was fueled by the May 25 killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd in police custody and the following mostly peaceful protests for racial justice.

  • US judge issues gag order in George Floyd case
    AFP

    US judge issues gag order in George Floyd case

    The judge presiding over the cases of four fired Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd issued a gag order Thursday, after some of the defense attorneys discussed the case with reporters. Attorneys and others who speak to the media "will increase the risk of tainting a potential jury pool and will impair all parties' right to a fair trial," Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said. Among the comments spurring the gag order were those by Earl Gray, attorney for former officer Thomas Lane, in interviews with ABC affiliate KSTP and the Star Tribune newspaper.

  • The Best Smart Technology for Your Socially Distanced Summer
    Architectural Digest

    The Best Smart Technology for Your Socially Distanced Summer

    From a sleek electric bike to a theater-quality projector, these new products will make staying home this summer that much more enjoyable Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged
    Reuters

    Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged

    A tuberculosis vaccine routinely given to children in countries with high rates of that bacterial disease might be helping to reduce deaths from COVID-19, researchers reported on Thursday in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. After accounting for differences in factors that might affect vulnerability to the virus - such as income, education, health services and age distribution - the researchers found that countries with higher rates of Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccinations for tuberculosis had lower peak mortality rates from COVID-19. A good example was Germany, which had different vaccine plans before East Germany and West Germany were unified in 1990, the researchers said.

  • Trump abruptly postpones weekend campaign rally in New Hampshire
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    Trump abruptly postpones weekend campaign rally in New Hampshire

    President Donald Trump is postponing his New Hampshire campaign rally scheduled for Saturday, blaming a tropical storm expected to hit parts of the East Coast, the White House announced Friday. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters traveling with the president to Florida on Friday that the rally would be delayed a week or two due to Tropical Storm Fay, which is expected to make landfall on Friday. Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign communications director, said that the event would be “postponed for safety reasons” and “a new date will be announced soon.”

  • Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey just announced he will be funding a universal basic income experiment that could affect up to 7 million people
    Business Insider

    Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey just announced he will be funding a universal basic income experiment that could affect up to 7 million people

    On Thursday, Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter, announced he is working with 14 American mayors to fund universal basic income (UBI) trials in their cities. The pilot programs will be run city by city and have not yet launched. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang helped bring the idea of universal basic income into the mainstream and is funding his own UBI pilot program.

  • Pompeo slams UN report on deadly US drone strike on Iranian
    Associated Press

    Pompeo slams UN report on deadly US drone strike on Iranian

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized an independent U.N. human rights expert's report insisting a American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January was a “watershed” event in the use of drones and amounted to a violation of international law. The report presented by Agnes Callamard to the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council on Thursday chronicled events around the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the legal implications of his killing as part of a broader look on the use of drone strikes.