Buttigieg was a former presidential candidate before throwing is support for Joe Biden.
Buttigieg was a former presidential candidate before throwing is support for Joe Biden.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom unsuccessfully pressed President Trump on Monday to acknowledge that climate change is making wildfires worse across much of the West Coast. “We obviously feel very strongly that the hots are getting hotter, the drys are getting drier,” Newsom told Trump at a roundtable in Sacramento, Calif., where the president stopped for two hours on a fundraising trip for his reelection campaign.
An Oregon man was arrested early Monday morning for the second time in 12 hours after he set “multiple” fires along a Portland freeway. Shortly after 4p.m. on Sunday, Portland Police were called to assist firefighters in extinguishing a small brush fire along Interstate 205, which caused no injuries or structural damages. “Officers arrested the suspect, who confirmed he lit the fire with the device,” the Portland Police Bureau said.
A 14-year-old hunter apparently fell asleep in a Michigan field before he was run over and killed by a corn chopper, police say. The boy was dropped off in a field in Chandler Township early Saturday so he could hunt, the Huron County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Chandler Township is roughly 130 miles north of Detroit.
Former Tallahassee mayor and 2018 candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum came out as bisexual on on Monday, the first time he has publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation. Mr Gillum addressed the topic in his first public interview since reports surfaced earlier this year of police finding him passed out from drunkenness in a Miami hotel room with a male escort who had allegedly overdosed on crystal meth. “I don't identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual,” the Florida Democrat, a rising star in his party as recently as two years ago, said in an interview with Tamron Hall that aired on Monday.
A woman traveling from Fort Myers, Florida, to Chicago said she was escorted off her Southwest Airline flight on Saturday because her 2-year-old son was snacking prior to takeoff and wasn't wearing his mask. Jodi Degyansky, 34, wants airlines to have more compassion for parents who have toddlers that might have difficulty donning their masks for a long time. Degyansky said she flew to Florida to visit her family in Naples.
Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a category 2 hurricane as it approaches Louisiana, with governor John Bel Edwards to request a federal declaration from Donald Trump ahead of landfall on Tuesday. Hurricane-force winds, life-threatening storm surges and flash flooding is forecast for much of southeast Louisiana, as well as Mississippi's coastal and southern regions. Mr Edwards said at a press conference on Sunday that Sally has shifted slightly west, bringing more of the state into its path, including parts of the New Orleans metro area.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told authorities he thought he hit a deer on Saturday night when he struck and killed a pedestrian with his vehicle. Joseph Boever, 55, of Highmore, South Dakota, was killed after being struck by Ravnsborg's Ford Taurus, the South Dakota Highway Patrol said. The state attorney general called authorities after the crash, telling them he thought he had hit a deer, the state Highway Patrol said.
Susan Pompeo used her personal email address to ask US State Department employees to work the week of Christmas last year and help her write personal holiday cards, according to emails obtained by McClatchy. Two staffers on the email chain, Lisa Kenna and Toni Porter, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month as part of its investigation into the State Department. The State Department told McClatchy it was "beyond proud and honored to have Mrs. Pompeo, and all diplomatic spouses, give so much time, voluntarily, to ensure we here at State are One Team with One Mission."
A majority of people think Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has more respect for the military than President Donald Trump, according to a new poll. Respondents to an ABC News/Ipsos poll were asked who has more respect for the military, with 61% saying Biden compared to 37% who said Trump. Eighty-one percent of Republicans said Trump had more respect for the troops while 93 percent of Democrats said Biden.
California Governor Gavin Newsom confronted President Trump's position on climate change, saying “climate change is real” amid wildfires that have overtaken parts of the state.
Kenneth Walker has spoken out about the shooting of his girlfriend, Breonna Taylor, saying he can “no longer remain silent”. Taylor, a decorated Emergency Medical Technician, 26, was shot dead by police officers in her apartment on 13 March during a drug raid in connection to her ex-boyfriend. Mr Walker, who was at home with Taylor on the night she was killed, is “haunted” by the experience, Steve Romine, one of Mr Walkers attorney's, told NBC News.
Customs and Border Protection boasted that it intercepted 2,000 'counterfeit Apple AirPods' entering the US from Hong Kong in an announcement posted Sunday night. "Hey, give those back," OnePlus tweeted in response to CBP's post. After publication, a CBP spokesperson told Business Insider that the agency determined the buds "appeared to violate Apple's configuration trademark," which "is unrelated to the images or language on the box."
Donald Trump Getty Images If President Donald Trump loses re-election, he could find himself the first ex-president to be charged with a crime. More than a dozen investigations are already under way against Trump and his associates, so his potential legal exposure is "breathtaking," according to New York Magazine columnist Jeff Wise. "You might think, given all the crimes Trump has bragged about committing during his time in office, that the primary path to prosecuting him would involve the U.S. Justice Department," Wise wrote.
Taliban and Afghan government forces clashed across Afghanistan hours after the start of long-awaited peace talks in Doha on Saturday, officials said, underscoring the uphill challenge of settling a 19-year insurgency. Talks between the two sides were to begin shortly after a U.S.-Taliban agreement in February, but began only over the weekend after months of delays, caused in part by continuing Taliban offensives in the war-torn country. "With the start of intra-Afghan talks we were expecting the Taliban to reduce the number of their attacks, but unfortunately their attacks are still going in high numbers," Fawad Aman, a spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, said.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system experienced an outage on Sunday, and riders were encouraged to use other Bay Area transit alternatives. The cause of the outage was a failure in its field network devices, which manage the energy distribution for the electric grid used by BART. These outages are fairly uncommon, with the last one of this scale happening in 2019.
Iran has considered an assassination attempt against the US ambassador to South Africa as a retaliatory measure against the US for its drone strike in January that killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani. The ambassador, Lana Marks, a longtime friend of Donald Trump who was unanimously confirmed to her post by the Senate in 2019, has been informed of the potential plot, Politico reported, citing two anonymous sources, one of whom was “familiar with the issue” or another who had seen intelligence suggesting the potential assassination. For months, Iran has been weighing different ways to retaliate against the American drone strike that took out Mr Soleimani and at least six others in Iraq on 3 January.
Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are advancing a vaccine that may be able to prevent strains of the common cold in the future. But their immediate concern is the imminent flu season because nearly seven months since receiving their first samples of the novel coronavirus from a Washington state patient, they still don't know whether catching the flu could increase the chances of getting COVID-19. When this virus emerged, it was sort of coming toward the tail end of the flu season.
President Donald Trump appears to be in favor of an extracurricular debate against Joe Biden if the moderator is the podcast host and UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Trump tweeted in favor of the notion Monday morning, despite the 2020 presidential debate moderators already being set, with the opening contest scheduled for September 29. Rogan has previously said he would vote for Trump over Biden and has speculated that Biden is suffering from some sort of cognitive decline.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a new countrywide lockdown will be imposed amid a stubborn surge in coronavirus cases, with schools and parts of the economy expected to shut down in a bid to bring down infection rates. Beginning Friday, the start of the Jewish High Holiday season, schools, restaurants, malls and hotels will shut down, among other businesses, and Israelis will face restrictions on movement and on gatherings. Our goal is to stop the increase (in cases) and lower morbidity,” Netanyahu said in a nationally broadcast statement.
News outlets in Los Angeles are demanding law enforcement drop charges and apologise for the arrest of a reporter following the shooting of two sheriff's deputies in Compton, California. Local media coverage captured several officers pinning Josie Huang to the ground outside a hospital where two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were being treated for gunshot wounds following an "ambush" in Compton on Saturday night. Following a press conference, Ms Huang, reporting for LAist and NPR affiliate KPCC, was filming the scene as a small group of people heckled officers guarding St. Francis Medical Centre in Lynwood.