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On paper, President Trump's newly announced Operation Legend initiative looks like most other crime-fighting efforts: federal authorities from multiple agencies working with local law enforcement to target gangs, drug trafficking and other sources of violent crime. But the turmoil in Portland, Ore. arguably inflamed by the actions of federal agents, has prompted skepticism from city and state leaders, who fear Operation Legend is a pretext to bring that same chaos to their communities, even as administration officials insist it has a very different mission.
Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who sued major news outlets in the aftermath of their coverage of a controversial interaction he and several of his classmates had with a Native American activist, said Friday that he has settled his libel lawsuit against the Washington Post. On 2/19/19, I filed $250M defamation lawsuit against Washington Post. Today, I turned 18 & WaPo settled my lawsuit,” Sandmann wrote in a tweet Friday morning, adding that he thanks his lawyers, his family, and “millions of you who have stood your ground by supporting me.
Australian airline Qantas has bid farewell to its last Boeing 747 aeroplane with one final flourish - drawing its logo, the flying kangaroo, in the sky. Dozens gathered at Sydney Airport on Wednesday to wave goodbye to QF7474, writing messages on the plane's body and reading tributes. The impact of the virus on travel means the 747 and others were retired by Qantas six months earlier than planned.
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.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that there was a high likelihood of another round of cash payments for Americans. As expanded unemployment benefits are set to expire amid a new increase in jobless claims, lawmakers appear to be nearing consensus with the White House about how to further aid the United States' ailing economy. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a Republican bill would extend a reduced level of federal unemployment income and include a second round of $1,200 direct payments very similar to those sent four months ago.
CCTV footage from a Florida convenience store has shown the suspects arrested in connection with a fishing trip “massacre” in the same store as one of the victims just before they were murdered. William "Robert" Wiggins, 21, Tony “TJ” Wiggins, 26, and Mary Whittemore, 27, were arrested in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Damion Tillman, 30-year-old Keven Springfield, and 27-year-old Brandon Rollins on 17 July, police announced on Wednesday. The footage, shared by Polk Sheriff Grady Judd, shows the suspects: two brothers and a girlfriend, inside the Dollar General store in Frostproof, Florida.
The morning after his interview with President Donald Trump, which featured the president bizarrely playing out the cognitive test he purportedly aced, Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel gushed over Trump's “great” memory and how “extremely sharp” the president is. Speaking to Siegel on Wednesday, Trump once again boasted about his “perfect mark” on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is administered to judge whether a patient is suffering dementia or cognitive decline. At one point, Trump attempted to prove how difficult the test's questions are by reenacting the memory recall portion.
City officials temporarily took down two statues of Christopher Columbus early Friday morning, a week after protesters and police clashed at one of the monuments in a violent encounter that left dozens injured. One statue was removed from the city's Grant Park around 3 a.m., and the other was removed from Arrigo Park in the Little Italy neighborhood around 5:30 a.m. The statues were temporarily removed "until further notice," the office of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it has arrested 18 people and charged them for alleged crimes committed during recent anti-racism protests in Portland. In a statement, the department said all 18 had made a first appearance in federal court and were released pending jury trials or other court proceedings. Billy Williams, the Portland United States Attorney, said that five people were charged for allegedly committing crimes including assaulting a federal officer, trespassing and creating a disturbance during protests on the night of July 20-21.
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.
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.
You may be debating whether you want to get on a plane anytime soon. One person not debating is Dr. Anthony Fauci, who says he won't be taking off during the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told MarketWatch that taking a flight is risky right now.
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed agreement with President Trump's plan to deploy federal police to the city during a Wednesday evening phone call with the president, according to the mayor's office. Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to send 200 officers to Chicago, which recorded an abnormally high number of shootings over the past two months, to quell the surging. The unrest in Chicago differs in kind from that in Portland, Ore., which has seen continuous rioting and destruction of city and federal property over the same period.
Live At The Bike/YouTube Professional poker player Susie Zhao, who played under the moniker of "Susie Q," has been found dead in a park in Michigan, according to multiple reports. The 33-year-old's badly-charred body was identified via a distinctive tattoo and fingerprints, according to the Casino.org news site. Police are treating her death as a homicide, the outlet added.
Violence on the disputed India-Pakistan border may be getting worse, even after decades of standoff. Pakistan's military said on Wednesday (July 22) that incidents such as shelling and small arms fire from India has seen an uptick across the so-called Line of Control - the informal border between Pakistan and India-controlled Kashmir. The two nuclear-armed neighbors recently ejected half of each other's diplomats.
Miami's mayor told people that wearing face masks at home could reduce the coronavirus spread among families. Francis Suarez said homes and families had become the largest sources of coronavirus infections, and that people should adjust their behavior as a result. He recommended that people consider, "particularly if they have a multigenerational household, wearing masks indoors, at times, with their multigenerational residents and also respecting social distance when they're at home."
A manhunt is under way in South Africa after a jail break by 69 inmates in the south-western town of Malmesbury. Eight are still at large but 61 have been re-captured, the Department of Correctional Services said. It said the break-out happened when prisoners overpowered staff in the jail.
An extensive collection of “extremely personal” documents in civil litigation against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell can be unsealed, a Manhattan federal court judge ruled on Thursday. The documents relate to Maxwell's deposition in this litigation, as well as her early 2015 correspondence with her longterm associate, the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell was arrested earlier this month and charged over her alleged involvement with Epstein's sex trafficking of minors.