WBZ-TV's Paula Ebben reports.
WBZ-TV's Paula Ebben reports.
Sepahnews via AP Photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Estes/US Navy The US Navy mocked Iran after it fired missiles at a replica US aircraft carrier on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Navy posted a photo on its social-media account of a dummy ship with the caption, "Iran builds target ship. They're experts at that."
CHICAGO – A newly-promoted Chicago police officer and father of two has died by suicide, city officials said Tuesday – at least the second officer this year to die by suicide in a department that has long struggled with officers taking their own lives. Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd, 57, died last night, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. Several news outlets reported that Boyd was found at the Homan Square police facility on the West Side Tuesday morning.
After Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) opened the hearing by trying to pin down Barr on whether the Department of Justice's crackdown on Black Lives Matter protesters was informed by politics, Daniel Goldman—a former aide to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who was a lead inquisitor during Trump's impeachment—tweeted tersely that the New York Democrat had conducted an “ineffective opening line of questioning. Goldman's charge raised plenty of eyebrows among Democratic staffers on Capitol Hill. But, privately, many didn't disagree with his point.
Ruchika Tulshyan was 22 when her mother started searching for her future husband. Eleven years later, the experiences she had with her arranged marriage led her to skeptically binge the Netflix reality show, “Indian Matchmaking,” featuring a cast of characters all looking to satisfy a cultural expectation that they put a ring on it. “Indian Matchmaking” centers around Sima Taparia, a professional matchmaker from Mumbai, who travels the world helping young Indian singles find their ideal match.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh reportedly didn't want to be on the losing side of a major case. In late June, the court ruled 5-4 that a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have "active admitting privileges" at a hospital within 30 miles was invalid. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with liberals to provide the pivotal vote in the case, but as people familiar with court discussions tell CNN, that's not how Kavanaugh wanted it to go down.
darak77/Getty Images Gum disease may be linked to dementia later in life, according to new research. In a study of thousands of people, researchers found those with severe gum disease and tooth loss were 20% to 50% more likely to develop dementia than those with healthy teeth and gums. There's not yet enough evidence to show that gum disease causes dementia, however, so more research is needed to see whether dental health could help prevent cognitive decline as we age.
A total renovation overseen by designer Brock Forsblom leads to a beautiful new design paradigm by uniting the owners' dissimilar styles Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted Sunday of nearing deployment of nuclear-tipped hypersonic missiles with his Navy, upping the ante in a three-way arms race with the U.S. and China to develop super-fast missiles that can penetrate any existing defensive system. At the annual naval parade in St. Petersburg, Putin did not detail specifically when hypersonic missiles would be deployed, but the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the weapons are in the final stages of testing. China has also made significant advances in hypersonics, according to Dr. Mark Lewis, director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization at the Defense Department.
Ghislaine Maxwell has filed a desperate last-minute appeal to stop “embarrassing” confidential documents from being released, claiming the government wrongfully used them to bring criminal charges. US District Judge Loretta Preska had ruled that the files must be unsealed and released to the public by Thursday, but Ms Maxwell's lawyers launched what they conceded was an “extraordinary request” for her to reconsider. The British socialite, 58, is currently answering a number of civil lawsuits brought by victims of associate Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier found dead in his prison cell last year.
Getty Apple CEO Tim Cook released his opening statement ahead of the historic tech antitrust hearing before House Judiciary's Antitrust subcommittee on Wednesday. Cook is set to appear alongside Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and CEO Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, as part of an investigation into the companies' power and influence on the tech industry. Cook's opening statement defended Apple, asserting that the company "does not have a dominant market share in any market where we do business."
While the video showed a shortened version of the exchange, police said the boy was part of a larger group of bicyclists riding through New Jersey that were blocking traffic and causing a safety hazard. Ridgewood police said the incident is under investigation and has been referred to the Internal Affairs Unit due to the use of force and the public response. Ridgewood Police Department chief, Jacqueline Luthcke, said the group of cyclists ignored repeated orders to stop as they approached a section of the central business district that had been closed to traffic for a "Welcome back Ridgewood" event.
U.S. agents deployed to Seattle to protect federal property have left the city after local officials complained their presence was escalating tensions, Seattle's mayor said on Tuesday. U.S. tactical forces arrived in Washington state's largest city last week and were on standby to protect federal facilities after attacks on a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon. Mayor Jenny Durkan rejected the deployment, saying it did not have the consent of local officials and could incite the property damage it was supposed to prevent.
The hyperactive 2020 Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing down. A weather system swirling in the central Atlantic will likely become the season's next tropical storm, forecasters said Tuesday, with the National Hurricane Center giving the system a 90% chance of development within the next two days. Tropical storm warnings have been hoisted in both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the system, which the hurricane center has dubbed "Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine."
Joe Biden was uncharacteristically tight-lipped on Tuesday about the final stretch of his search for a vice president. But the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee seemed prepared to talk about at least one leading contender: California Sen. Kamala Harris. As he took questions from reporters on Tuesday, Biden held notes that were captured by an Associated Press photographer.
The world's biggest nuclear fusion project has entered its five-year assembly phase. After this is finished, the facility will be able to start generating the super-hot "plasma" required for fusion power. The £18.2bn (€20bn; $23.5bn) facility has been under construction in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, southern France.
Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site. Coordinated by the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the #NoDenyingIt campaign uses Facebook itself to make the survivors' entreaties to Zuckerberg heard, posting one video per day urging him to remove Holocaust-denying groups, pages and posts as hate speech. Zuckerberg raised the ire of the Claims Conference and others with comments in 2018 to the tech website Recode that posts denying the Nazi annihilation of 6 million Jews would not necessarily be removed.
People across the country have reported receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail that appear to be sent from China. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is aware of the reports and is working with the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection, and other state and federal agencies, to investigate the situation, according to a statement. The USDA urged the public to contact their state's plant regulatory official or state's animal and plant health inspection service.
Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions of Americans are on the table as White House officials agreed on Monday to begin negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a new virus aid package that's teetering in Congress ahead of approaching deadlines.
Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images On Wednesday, the CEOs of some of the biggest US tech companies testified in front of lawmakers about allegations of antitrust violations, though many questions were off-topic. US Rep. Jim Jordan questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai about allegations of anti-conservative bias in Google's practices, and he interrupted a colleague after his time expired. Lawmakers slammed Jordan for his interruptions.
U.S. prosecutors brought tax charges on Tuesday against a Harvard University professor accused of lying to authorities about his ties to a China-run recruitment program and funding he allegedly received from the Chinese government for research. Charles Lieber, the former chair of Harvard's chemistry and chemical biology department, was charged in an indictment filed in federal court in Boston with failing to report income he received from Wuhan University of Technology in China. The four tax-related counts are in addition to two counts of making false statements to federal authorities that Lieber, 61, pleaded not guilty to in June.