KDKA's Meghan Schiller has an update on the father and son charged in an alleged decking scam.
KDKA's Meghan Schiller has an update on the father and son charged in an alleged decking scam.
A federal intelligence alert from the FBI field office in Chicago, Ill., warned that about 30 gangs in the city have made a pact to shoot police officers if they draw their weapons in public, ABC 7 reported on Monday. Intelligence alerts are frequently distributed to law enforcement officials, especially if the alerts involve threats to an officer's safety. The alert states that Chicago gangs have agreed to “shoot on-sight any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public.”
Top White House officials rang the alarm bell during a call with the nation's governors on Monday, pleading with them to advise college presidents in their states to keep COVID-infected students on campus or risk another major outbreak. “We know that what happened across the South [in June] was primarily driven by 18-to-25 year olds, across the South, with asymptomatic spread,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The comments represent one of the most explicit acknowledgments to date that the White House's aggressive push to bring students back to campus this fall has created serious risks for increased COVID transmission.
The Justice Department announced new restrictions Tuesday on how it conducts any secret national security surveillance of candidates for federal office or their staff members and advisers. The restrictions, announced by Attorney General William Barr in a pair of memos, are part of broader changes to the FBI's surveillance procedures implemented in response to problems during the 2016 investigation into ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign. Coming just two months before the presidential election, the changes are designed to ensure that law enforcement officials have to clear additional hurdles before pursuing the same type of surveillance as was conducted on a former adviser to Trump's 2016 campaign.
A popular TikTok creator and U.S. Army soldier is under investigation after he posted a video making “vile remarks” about the Holocaust, the 3rd Infanty Division tweeted. What's a Jewish person's favorite Pokemon? Ash,” 2nd Lt. Nathan Freihofer said in a video posted to his TikTok, which had about 3.1 million followers before it was deactivated, according to the Military Times.
Dr. Stephen Hahn, the embattled head of the Food and Drug Administration, offered an assurance Monday: Any vaccine for public use will be approved "on the basis of science and data." "We will not make that decision on the basis of politics," he said in an interview with "CBS Evening News." "That's a promise." Hahn made the pledge after a series of recent public missteps involving the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — two of the federal agencies critical to the U.S. coronavirus response — which have damaged their reputations at a time when they are needed the most, according to seven prominent doctors and scientists who spoke to NBC News.
President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that Joe Biden was being controlled by "people in dark shadows." Trump has embraced multiple conspiracy theories throughout his political career. President Donald Trump on Monday said the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, was being controlled by "people in dark shadows," a suggestion that was branded a conspiracy theory by the Fox News host interviewing him.
A Florida man who calls himself the "Antifa hunter" was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Monday for an online harassment campaign against two local anti-racism activists. Daniel McMahon, 32, used the fringe social-media site Gab to threaten a candidate for Charlottesville, Virginia's, city council. The candidate, a Black Lives Matter chapter leader, then exited the race, the AP reported.
A family is mourning after a man was beaten to death Sunday during a suspected road rage incident on a Missouri interstate, police say. Witnesses told police the driver of the Dodge had gotten into a fight on the side of the road with the man in the other pickup before speeding west down the interstate and turning south onto DD, according to police.
In a live interview on CNN on Monday, Jacob Blake's father disputed President Donald Trump's account of the White House trying to get the Blake family on the phone. Less than an hour earlier, Trump said during a press briefing that he was unable to get in touch with the Blakes because "they wanted to have lawyers involved, and I thought that was inappropriate so I didn't do that." The White House senior communications adviser Ben Williamson tweeted: "The President was referring to the pastor of Julia Jackson — Jacob Blake's mother."
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that the Trump administration and Senate Republicans have been discussing a possible revamp of coronavirus relief measures. The new bill will "hopefully" be unveiled next week, Mnuchin said.
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announcing his plans to step down due to health reasons, members of his ruling party are furiously maneuvering ahead of an internal vote that will ultimately decide his successor. Executives of Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party met Tuesday and decided that the Sept. 14 vote for party leader — and with it almost assuredly prime minister — will be limited to lawmakers and not broader members of the party. The next prime minister will face a number of challenges, including the ongoing fight against COVID-19, managing the Tokyo Olympics that has been postponed to next summer, setting Japan's security policy in the face of an increasingly assertive China, and dealing with the results are of the presidential election in the U.S., Japan's key ally.
A woman says she was assaulted Saturday after rejecting her boyfriend's marriage proposal, according to Texas police. The incident allegedly occurred in Wichita Falls, which is around 115 miles northwest of Fort Worth. The woman, whose name was not released, flagged down police Saturday after authorities say she suffered injuries to her “knee, both shoulders, her left wrist and had blood on the corner of her mouth,” TexasHomepage.com reported.
As a political scientist who studies elections, I believe that, should President Trump – or less likely, Joe Biden – contest the results of the November election, American democracy will survive. Legitimacy and peaceful transitions Most contested presidential elections have not posed threats to the legitimacy of government. Legitimacy, or the collective acknowledgment that government has a right to rule, is essential to a democracy.
An American Airlines jet landing in Los Angeles had an encounter with a jetpack on Sunday while on approach to land at LAX, FOX 11 LA first reported. Pilots reported seeing a "guy in a jetpack" hovering around 3,000 feet near the Runway 25L approach path around "300 yards" from their aircraft. No major disruption was caused to inbound aircraft and the FAA told FOX 11 that it referred the case to the LAPD for investigation.
A new bill from Miami Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell would make gun dealers responsible for identifying when customers are purchasing a weapon for someone else and halting the transaction. Mucarsel-Powell will introduce her bill, called the Firearms Retailer Code of Conduct Act, when the House of Representatives comes back to Washington after Labor Day. She announced the legislation during a press conference held Tuesday with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the March For Our Lives and Parkland parents Fred Guttenberg and Manuel Oliver, who both lost their children during the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
President Donald Trump on Monday was grilled about why he has not condemned supporter Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged for murder after traveling across state lines to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, allegedly shooting three and killing two. Trump, however, defended Rittenhouse. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Melania Trump's speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention backfired when people noticed how similar it was to one given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Trump's former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff wrote in a new book that Trump was not embarrassed by the scandal. After Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing a Michelle Obama speech for her address at the 2016 Republican National Convention, the future first lady wasn't embarrassed, according to her former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
A lifelong angler experienced the “catch of a lifetime” after he reeled in a record-breaking flathead catfish from the Yellow River in Santa Rosa County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced in a news release. Lavon Nowling used live bait to catch the nearly 70-pound catfish, setting a Florida state record. “I've caught some good ones before this fish, but none of them were more than 54 pounds,” said Nowling, according to the release.
Fifty-two Black former McDonald's franchisees are suing the fast-food giant, seeking more than $1 billion in damages. The franchisees say they were forced to close or sell more than 200 McDonald's locations because of "systematic and covert racial discrimination." One franchisee in the complaint described acquiring McDonald's locations as a Black franchisee as a "financial suicide mission."
The Reserve Bank of India announced new measures on Monday to maintain stability in the financial system during the coronavirus pandemic, including two more tranches of special open market bond operations in its 'Operation Twist'. The central bank said it would also raise the ratio of securities that banks can hold until maturity within their statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) or mandatory bond holding requirement, which would help limit losses due to market volatility. "The RBI remains committed to use all instruments at its command to revive the economy by maintaining congenial financial conditions, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and restore the economy to a path of sustainable growth while preserving macroeconomic and financial stability," the central bank said in a statement.