It's Opening Day for the Marlins who play the Phillies tonight.
It's Opening Day for the Marlins who play the Phillies tonight.
One of Donald Trump's top presidential donors from 2016 has taken a step back from supporting his latest election bid. Robert Mercer, a billionaire hedge-fund manager, donated $15.5m with his wife, Diana, to a number of organisations that supported Mr Trump and his campaign efforts in 2016. Not only did Mr Mercer and his family provide needed donations for the campaign, but they also brought Cambridge Analytica, a data company funded by the billionaire, into the fold.
The complicated legal history of the case against Amy Locane includes three sentences imposed by two judges, as well as numerous appeals. It stems from a crash in March 2010 that killed Helene Seeman and seriously injured her husband, Fred, as they turned into their driveway in Montgomery Township in central New Jersey. This week, an appeals court ruled that a different judge incorrectly resentenced her last year, and sent the case back for another sentencing.
The Washington Post and Nick Sandmann have settled a libel and slander lawsuit stemming from coverage of the Kentucky teen, who became the center of a social media firestorm last year. Sandmann announced the settlement Friday on Twitter, which also happened to be his 18th birthday. "Thanks to my family & millions of you who have stood your ground by supporting me," Sandmann wrote.
Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) introduced a law on Thursday that would prohibit federal funding for schools that incorporate curriculum from the New York Times's “1619 Project.” The 1619 Project, named after the year when colonists first brought slaves to the U.S., attempts to retell American history by emphasizing the importance of slavery in the country's earliest years. “The New York Times's 1619 Project is a racially divisive, revisionist account of history that denies the noble principles of freedom and equality on which our nation was founded,” Cotton said in a statement.
A Republican state lawmaker posted a photo of a handgun next to pocket-size Constitution in response to Indiana GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb's mask mandate. "What if I don't comply, Governor Eric Holcomb?," state Rep. Jim Lucas wrote in his Facebook post with the photo. Other GOP officials including the state attorney general also questioned the legality of the executive order, which goes in effect on July 27.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has been charged with tax evasion. Chauvin's wife, Kellie May Chauvin, who has filed for divorce, was also charged, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said in a statement Wednesday. The Chauvins are accused of failing to file income tax returns and pay state income taxes in Minnesota.
The Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmers.
US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has given a speech rejecting a colleague's apology after he allegedly used a sexist slur in an argument. The New York City Democrat took to the House floor to accuse Republican Ted Yoho of accosting her on the steps of the US Capitol on Monday. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who is often a target of conservatives, said the words showed a "pattern" of bad behaviour by men.
Twitter/EmilySCasey/EMSandMessyBuns Former medical students, medical residents, and EMTs are sharing their bikini selfies in protest of a study that called such imagery "unprofessional." Doctors and other medical professionals are calling the study "disturbing" and using the hashtag #MedBikini to show how harmful the study's conclusions could be. On Friday, one of the study authors apologized after the hashtag took off on Twitter.
In November 2004, while on a combat mission in Iraq, Tammy Duckworth lost both her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting. Duckworth, a captain in the Illinois Army National Guard at the time and now a U.S. senator from Illinois, was the first American female double amputee of the Iraq War. Marissa Strock lost both her legs when her Humvee team was hit by a command-detonated IED.
During Mr Trump's coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday, he was asked about Ms Maxwell and offered his sympathies to her. "I don't know, I haven't really been following it too much," Mr Trump said. Mr Trump went on to say he'd met her numerous times over the years, especially when he was living in Palm Beach, Florida.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday said it will not stand in the way of efforts by companies, including Eli Lilly and Co and Amgen Inc, to share information to help scale up capacity to manufacture antibody treatments for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. In a letter to Lilly, Amgen, AbCellera Biologics, AstraZeneca Plc, Roche Holding's Genentech unit and GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the DOJ said demand for monoclonal antibodies targeting COVID-19 is likely to exceed what one firm could produce on its own.
Each color-coded section of the map refers to the type of galaxy astrophysicists detected and mapped in that section: closer galaxies are shown in blue, and quasars are in yellow. Eva-Maria Mueller and Zosia Rostomian/Perimeter Institute, The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Oxford University The map helps to fill in a major gap in astrophysicists' knowledge of the universe's history — an 11 billion year gap. Scientists know what the universe looked like soon after it began, thanks to decades of research about the Big Bang.
A group of men was convicted of rape Thursday at the end of a year-long trial over a gang assault on an 18-year-old woman in 2018. The case, in which most of the 11 defendants were Syrian, added to tensions in Germany over migration. Prosecutors say the woman was offered an Ecstasy tablet in a disco in the southwestern city of Freiburg and her drink was spiked with an unknown substance, leaving her unable to fend off the assailants.
Two of the British ISIS terrorists dubbed the “Beatles” further incriminated themselves in the mistreatment of Western hostages in Syria, including Americans Kayla Mueller and James Foley, in interviews obtained exclusively by NBC News. In the interviews, the two men, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, for the first time admitted their involvement in the captivity of Kayla, an aid worker who was tortured and sexually abused before her death in 2015. Kotey said, "She was in a room by herself that no one would go in."
ALBANY, N.Y. – Sorry, bars and restaurants: You can't get around New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's food-with-alcohol order by offering a bag of chips or a few pieces of cheese. The State Liquor Authority updated its guidance Tuesday to provide more clarity on Cuomo's order, which prevents bars and restaurants from serving alcoholic beverages to patrons who don't order food first. The order, issued last week, is meant to keep patrons in their seats and not congregating in groups around a bar or in an outdoor dining space.
The shipyard presiding over the renovations on the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard when it caught fire July 12 was awarded a $10 million contract modification for their efforts with firefighting and follow-on cleanup. The contract with General Dynamics NASSCO San Diego was among those announced Wednesday in the U.S. Defense Department's daily roundup. The fire, which broke out July 12, began in the lower vehicle storage area amidships and damaged 11 of the Bonhomme Richard's 14 decks, according to a letter to all Navy flag officers and master chiefs obtained by Defense News.
The Taliban are prepared to hold peace talks with the Afghan government next month straight after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the insurgents said Thursday, provided an ongoing prisoner swap has been completed. The development comes amid soaring violence that has threatened to derail US-backed efforts to bring Kabul and the Taliban to the negotiating table and seek an end to Afghanistan's nearly 19-year-old war. The Taliban are "likely ... ready to begin intra-Afghan negotiations immediately after Eid in case the process of the release of the prisoners is completed," the insurgents' political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said on Twitter.
Stare long enough at those ubiquitous state-by-state charts of new daily COVID-19 cases, and you'll notice a pattern: infections seem to be peaking in the hard-hit states of Texas, Florida and Arizona. Or, as Vice President Pence might say, “under the leadership” of President Trump “our whole-of-America approach” is flattening the curve. In the coming days, Pence, Trump and others in the administration might tout these decelerating numbers as a sign that the tide is turning in America's battle against the coronavirus.