A person suffered serious injuries after an elevator incident in Allston.
A person suffered serious injuries after an elevator incident in Allston.
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.
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.
The number of excess deaths in Russia between May and July was more than three times higher than the official coronavirus toll, recent government data show, a discrepancy some experts say raises questions about the accuracy of Moscow's counting. While Russia has confirmed the world's fourth largest tally of coronavirus cases, it has a relatively low death toll from the associated disease, COVID-19. Tatiana Golikova, the head of Russia's coronavirus crisis centre, told President Vladimir Putin in late July that Russia's coronavirus mortality rate was "significantly lower than in a range of other countries".
Pakistani police said Monday they have arrested one of the two assailants suspected in the gang rape of a woman on a deserted highway after another person was wrongfully detained in the case the previous day. The assault, which happened near the eastern city of Lahore last week, has shocked Pakistan, even though attacks on women are common in this deeply conservative Muslim country. The woman in the case was raped by two armed men after her car broke down late at night on a highway in the province of Punjab, where Lahore is the capital.
President Donald Trump condoned the killing of a man under investigation in connection to the murder of a right-wing activist in Portland, Oregon. Trump praised US Marshals for "taking care of" Michael Forest Reinoehl "in 15 minutes," referring officers shooting and killing Reinoehl as they went in to arrest him earlier this month. "The US Marshals killed him and I will tell you something, that's the way it has to be," Trump said, referring to Reinoehl.
A big chunk of ice has broken away from the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf - 79N, or Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden - in north-east Greenland. The loss is further evidence say scientists of the rapid climate changes taking place in Greenland. Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden is roughly 80km long by 20km wide and is the floating front end of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream - where it flows off the land into the ocean to become buoyant.
A decorated Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) was repeatedly shot and killed in her own home by Louisville police officers. According to a report by The Washington Post, Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot at least eight times by police officers in her apartment on 13 March, a lawsuit filed by her family claims. The family is seeking reprimand for the killing in the lawsuit, accusing officers of wrongful death, excessive force and gross negligence.
Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House. Biden's presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly counted. It will also seek to combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and educate voters on the different methods available for casting ballots.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to prioritise buying COVID-19 vaccine to be made available by Russia or China, while taking a swipe at pharmaceutical firms of western nations asking for advance payment for their offers. Duterte has expressed optimism that the Southeast Asian country, which has recorded the region's highest number of coronavirus cases at nearly 266,000, would be "back to normal" by December, pinning his hopes on the availability of vaccines. "We will give preference to Russia and China provided that their vaccine is as good as any other in the market," he said in a late-night televised address.
At least 115 people were injured this summer when police shot them in the head or neck with so-called "less-lethal" projectiles at protests over racial injustice and police brutality, according to a report published Monday. It's the most comprehensive tally of such injuries to date, with about twice as many victims as USA TODAY and Kaiser Health News cited in a July examination of how police across the U.S. wielded the weapons to control crowds. But Physicians for Human Rights, the organization that compiled the incidents, believes even its figures are an undercount because its analysis is based on publicly available data and excluded some reports without adequate evidence.
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.
Donald Trump clashed with Democratic officials in California over West Coast wildfires as he flatly told them he believes scientists have not yet proven there is a climate crisis. The president made his latest, and one of his clearest, proclamations about whether the Earth is warming during a briefing in California about forest fires raging up and down America's West Coast after several Democratic officials pressed their case that warming is occurring. "We want to work with you to really recognise the changing climate,” California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot told Mr Trump.
Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby's appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction. Cosby was the first celebrity to go on trial in the #MeToo era, and his appeal could resolve lingering questions about how the cases should be tried. For starters, the high court will try to clarify when other accusers can testify against a defendant — and when the additional testimony amounts to character assassination.
A sleek blue-and-white yacht worth $1 million has been moved from a dock on the Miami River to a marina in Aventura, but a legal dispute over the actual owner of the Italian-made vessel is still up in the air. A Miami federal judge weighed in on the fate of “The Round” Friday, saying he would likely not dismiss a lawsuit over the ownership issue and for now would allow a Hialeah business that currently possesses the boat to keep it. “Everyone has an interest in keeping this $1 million boat in good shape,” U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno said.
Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, says that the president is a “useful idiot” to Russia, in his first interview since the impeachment trial. Mr Vindman, formerly of the US Army and National Security Council, spoke with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, author of the recent bombshell article about the president's disparaging remarks about the military and war dead. Mr Goldberg asks Mr Vindman whether he believes Trump is a Russian intelligence asset.
An Israeli court on Monday handed down three life sentences to a Jewish extremist convicted in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents. The Lod District Court found Amiram Ben-Uliel, a Jewish settler, guilty of murder in May for the killing of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh by firebombing his home in the West Bank village of Duma. The 2015 arson attack came amid a wave of vigilante attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank by suspected Jewish extremists.
An international team of scientists say they've found potential signs of life on the planet Venus. There's only one planet closer to the sun than Venus and its surface temperatures reach almost 900 degrees Fahrenheit. But scientists said on Monday (September 14) that they've detected trace amounts of a gas in its atmosphere which could come from tiny microbes.
The best exercises for diabetes include any type of moderate physical activity, such as walking, gardening, or playing tennis. If you have diabetes or may be at risk, it's important to get about 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week, as it can help lower blood sugar levels. Make sure you talk with your doctor to learn how to exercise safely with diabetes, especially if you have type 1, which may come with more health risks.
Of the many museums in Marrakech, there's one that designer Meryanne Loum-Martin always brings first-time visitors to help them get a sense of the city's eclectic architectural legacy: Dar Si Said, housed in a 19th-century palace. “There's a room that gathers absolutely all of the elements of design, from the mosaics, to the carved wood, to the painted wood, to the carved plaster, to the painted plaster—everything is in one room,” says Loum-Martin. On her very first visit to the city nearly 35 years ago, the former lawyer turned interior designer felt at home.
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.