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The man, in his 80s, used an electric bug swatter which reacted with a gas leak in his home. The explosion left him with minor burns and his home is uninhabitable, according to local reports. The reaction between the gas and the swatter caused an explosion that collapsed past of his ceiling, according to the report.
Germany on Sunday increased the pressure on Russia over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, warning that a lack of support by Moscow in the investigation could “force” Germany to rethink the fate of a German-Russian gas pipeline project. I hope the Russians won't force us to change our position regarding the Nord Stream 2" pipeline being built under the Baltic Sea, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. Maas also said “if there won't be an contributions from the Russian side regarding the investigation in the coming days, we will have to consult with our partners.
Could the debates do for President Donald Trump what the conventions didn't? A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll indicates many voters think that's possible. A greater share – 47% – predicted Trump will win the debates than the 41% who said Democratic candidate Joe Biden will.
A rump-showing cyclist suspected in a series of incidents along biking trails in northern Virginia is now behind bars, according to the Arlington County Police Department. Authorities said “numerous tips” led to the arrest of 55-year-old David Marlowe at his home Sunday. Marlowe faces multiple counts of assault and indecent exposure after allegedly flashing his butt and hitting people walking on the trails, police said, citing at least five incidents reported last month.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pardoned a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the country nearly six years ago, sparking condemnation from activists who described the move as a "mockery of justice". Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was jailed in 2015 for killing Jennifer Laude near a former U.S. navy base. A trial court signed off on his early release last week for good conduct, but was blocked by an appeal from Laude's lawyers.
Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability, local news outlets reported. Photos and video showed roughly a half-dozen demonstrators, naked or in minimal clothes and some with “Black Lives Matter” written on their backs, sitting silently with their hands behind them, on a rain-slicked street outside the city Public Safety Building. The Democrat & Chronicle reported that after a time, the demonstrators were given blankets and left in cars.
Authorities in Los Angeles County shut down trails in the Santa Monica Mountains after a woman died while hiking as a record-setting heatwave and wildfires scorched California. The woman, whose name wasn't released yet, had been hiking with a friend Saturday afternoon on a trail near the city of Calabasas when she started feeling sick and collapsed, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juanita Navarro said Sunday. The National Weather Service documented a slew of record-setting temperatures across the state Sunday.
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, said Trump once leered at Cohen's teenage daughter in 2012. Cohen said he, his daughter, and Trump were at his New Jersey golf club when Cohen caught Trump staring at his daughter. Business Insider has contacted the White Houes for comment on the claims.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris suggested the Biden administration would not enforce a national mask mandate as promised by Joe Biden. Biden said last month that, if elected, his administration would enforce a nationwide mask mandate. "It would be a standard," Harris said in an interview with CNN when asked to clarify.
A couple from Bay Ridge, NY, an enclave in Brooklyn, was pulled from a city ferry and handcuffed after they refused to comply with the New York state mask mandate. For more than an hour, the man and woman held up the boat after they refused to disembark at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The pair insisted that they had medical conditions preventing them from using face coverings mandated to prevent the spread of COVID-19, yet they failed to show officers any proof, and the man reportedly smoked a cigarette during much of the encounter.
South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has announced it is developing a test kit that will be able to detect both seasonal flu and Covid-19. Both diseases display similar symptoms, making it difficult for medical professionals to administer the right type of test from the beginning. "As Covid-19 and influenza share symptoms, it is very important to discern them from each other in the country's fight against the new coronavirus," KCDC Director Jeong Eun-kyeong said in a briefing.
A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son, who still resides in the kingdom, announced pardons that spared five of the convicted individuals from execution. While the trial draws to its conclusion in Saudi Arabia, the case continues to cast a shadow over the reputation and international standing of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose associates have been sanctioned by the U.S. and the U.K. for their alleged involvement in the brutal killing, which took place inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Riyadh Criminal Court's final verdicts were announced by Saudi Arabia's state television, which aired few details about the eight Saudi nationals and did not name them.
A few hundred boaters doubling as supporters of President Donald Trump crossed the channel between Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay on Sunday, honking horns, flying “Keep America Great” flags and waving to dozens of land-based MAGA backers. In a show of support for Trump's reelection campaign organized by Austin Detzel, a 19-year-old college sophomore who supports the Republican president, Sunday's boat parade included vessels of all sizes, including personal watercraft. “It's been happening all over the country and, honestly, I thought someone in Erie would have done this by now, but nobody did,” Detzel said.
Republican study committee chairman Rep. Mike Johnson joins Jon Scott to discuss the next wave of coronavirus stimulus.
Police pulled a couple off of a New York ferry in handcuffs after they refused multiple orders to put on masks, Gothamist reports. The husband and wife were each slapped with summonses for disorderly conduct. They were intially allowed to board, but police were called after the couple became hostile toward crew members and other passengers, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
The mayor of Tuscaloosa is letting bars near the University of Alabama reopen on Tuesday, even though the school just reported more than 800 new cases. In a press release, Mayor Walt Maddox citied a “positive trend” in results, saying an overall decline in community positivity rates “provides an opportunity for a limited reopening of bars which have sacrificed a great deal to protect our healthcare system and economy.” Maddox shut down all bars in the area for two weeks in late August, after more than 500 University of Alabama students tested positive in the first five days back on campus.
Four members of a family from Oklahoma were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into a ravine in rural northwest Arkansas, authorities said. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said the plane crashed Friday evening and was found the following morning. Authorities started searching for the Cirrus SR-22 after being notified that the Fort Smith airport tower had lost contact with a small plane while trying to help the pilot land at Drake Field near Fayetteville, Brown said.
Debbie George, 61, a yoga instructor in Charlotte, North Carolina, said she "desperately" wants Joe Biden to carry her battleground state and defeat President Donald Trump in the general election. George's concerns underscore the uphill battle Biden appears to have if he wants to win this Southern swing state and its 15 electoral votes in November. Interviews with a number of North Carolina voters, current and former party officials, political strategists, pollsters and politics watchers paint a picture of a critical battleground that remains within the grasp of an unpopular president, even as the coronavirus continues to ravage the nation's health and economy and protesters keep up calls for racial justice.
Otto Aviation just pulled the curtain back on its newest plane, the Celera 500L. The new private aviation aircraft can fly up to 4,500 nautical miles at speeds of 450 miles per hour while only burning one gallon for every 18 to 25 miles. It's slated to be one of the cheapest private aircraft to operate costing only $328 per hour. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
The counties included Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego, the governor's office said in a statement https://bit.ly/2DB1u1D late on Sunday. The declaration was prompted by the Creek Fire that started on Friday night and rapidly grew to burn some 45,000 acres (18,210 hectares), forcing evacuations and road closures in the Fresno area in central California. Over 200 people were airlifted to safety overnight after a fast-moving wildfire cut off the only road out of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, a popular recreational site in California's Sierra National Forest.