Santa Ana police were investigating a shooting Wednesday afternoon at a luxury apartment building.
Santa Ana police were investigating a shooting Wednesday afternoon at a luxury apartment building.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Wednesday the police officers who shot Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor should be charged and "let the judicial system work its way." Blake, 29, was shot seven times the back and paralyzed Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while he was trying to get into an SUV that held his three young children. Taylor, 26, was shot and killed March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky, after police forcibly entered her apartment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) got her hair washed and blow-dried at a salon in San Francisco on Monday, and the salon's owner sent security camera footage to Fox News on Tuesday, calling the visit to her business "a slap in the face." California allows only outdoor hair cuts, owner Erica Kious told Fox News, and she will have to shut down her salon in 30 to 60 days if she can't re-open, saying the $12,000 loan she got from the federal Paycheck Protection Program will carry her only so far. The footage showed Pelosi walking through a room with her face mask around her neck, followed by the masked stylist who rented a chair in the salon.
The timing of a vaccine has taken on political importance as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks re-election in November, after committing billions of federal dollars to develop a vaccine to prevent COVID-19, which has killed more than 180,000 Americans. "For the purpose of initial planning, CDC provided states with certain planning assumptions as they work on state specific plans for vaccine distribution, including possibly having limited quantities of vaccines in October and November," a CDC spokeswoman told Reuters. The New York Times had earlier reported that the CDC had contacted officials in all 50 states and five large cities with the planning information.
A postal service facility in Baltimore, Maryland sat on 68,000 pieces of political mail for five days before the June 2 primary, according to an audit. The audit by the Postal Service's Office Inspector General (OIG), which was published Monday, was done for the purpose of evaluating, “the U.S. Postal Service's readiness for timely processing of Election and Political Mail for the 2020 general elections. Their findings found that the delayed mail sent on May 12 “sat unprocessed” before it came to the attention of management.
The family of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by deputies during a traffic stop over a bicycle code violation on Monday has demanded accountability and justice amid a fresh wave of protests. Family members say Dijon Kizzee was fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies after they attempted to stop him while he was riding a bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. Almost immediately after the incident, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in outrage, chanting for justice as they marched to the South L.A. Sheriff's Station on Imperial Highway.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden could earn an even bigger popular vote margin than Hillary Clinton did in 2016 and still lose to President Trump. That's the reality FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver revealed in a Wednesday tweet, in which he showed how winning the popular vote would affect Biden's chances of winning the Electoral College. Silver's analysis showed Biden needs a very solid popular vote just to have a good chance of winning, once again renewing arguments against the Electoral College's entire existence.
The commander of the U.S. Army's Fort Hood is being removed from his position and will no longer assume command of a division at Fort Bliss, according to a U.S. Army statement released Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt was set to take over the 1st Armored Division soon. Now the Army will announce who will take over the division in the coming days.
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.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, gave his first post-prison interview to the New York Times. During the interview, he also discussed his music and cooperating with authorities, as well allegations of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend. Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine says he would vote for President Donald Trump in his first interview to the press since being released from prison.
People in Senegal's capital, Dakar, are breathing a sigh of relief after officials removed from its port 3,050 tons of ammonium nitrate, the same substance at a slightly lesser volume that caused the explosion in Beirut last month that killed at least 190 people, injured thousands and caused extensive damage. “To date, no ammonium nitrate is present at the port of Dakar,” said the statement issued Wednesday by the port's communication department, adding that the evacuation of the dangerous material was completed Tuesday. Senegal's President Macky Sall two weeks ago called for the ammonium nitrate, used to make fertilizers and explosives, to be removed immediately and safely.
Afghanistan has resumed the controversial release of hundreds of Taliban prisoners. A Taliban official told the AFP news agency that 200 prisoners had been freed by the Afghan authorities since Monday, while the Taliban reportedly released four Afghan commandos. The release of Taliban inmates has been a pre-condition to negotiations to end 19 years of conflict in the country.
Days after the U.S. Marshals Service announced the rescue of 39 endangered children in Georgia, similar operations are ongoing in two other states as authorities target missing kids who may be victims of sex trafficking. In Ohio, "Operation Safety Net" led to the discovery of 25 children ages 13 to 18 in less than three weeks, the Marshals Service said. The operation is likely to continue into October, U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott said.
Supermodel and Project Runway host Karlie Kloss will appear at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday. Kloss is married to Joshua Kushner, the younger brother of Jared Kushner, a White House adviser. Supermodel Karlie Kloss, who is married to Jared Kushner's brother, will participate in a campaign event for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday.
A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease official, said this week. Although two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end the trials weeks early if interim results are overwhelmingly positive or negative. The Data and Safety Monitoring Board could say, "The data is so good right now that you can say it's safe and effective,” Fauci said Tuesday.
Two former executives from an Arizona care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped have been indicted on financial charges, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Wednesday. Former Hacienda HealthCare CEO Bill Timmons and Chief Financial Officer Joseph O'Malley bilked the state out of millions of dollars through fraudulent billing practices over a six-year period, using the money to boost salaries and benefits, state prosecutors allege. Hacienda agreed to repay the state nearly $11 million plus a $1 million fine.
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.
A senior Czech politician invoked a famous Cold War-era phrase by late US president John F Kennedy as he delivered a landmark speech to Taiwan's parliament Tuesday during a visit that has incensed Beijing. Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil channelled President Kennedy's 1963 challenge to communism when he declared "Ich bin ein Berliner" to West Berlin citizens worried about the Soviet Union's looming presence behind the Iron Curtain. President Kennedy used the phrase 'Ich bin ein Berliner' to show his support for the people of Berlin and the highest values of freedom , Mr Vystrcil said.
Republican Sen. Joni Ernst pushed a conspiracy theory that coronavirus deaths in the US are being drastically overcounted because healthcare providers want to be paid more. During a campaign stop in Iowa, her home state, Ernst said she was "so skeptical" of the reported national figures and noted that medical professionals are compensated at higher rates for COVID cases. The unsubstantiated claim has been promoted by the far-right conspiracy group QAnon and President Donald Trump.
Chad Gerald got a little too close to the murky water's edge, he told McClatchy News. His August adventure near Francis Marion National Forest could have been the nature lovers' last -- which would have been a real shame for the alligator, he said. If it attacked him, chances are the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources would find and euthanize the animal.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists demonstrated outside the German Foreign Ministry as China's top diplomat visited Germany's capital Tuesday, urging the government in Berlin to do more to force Beijing to address human rights issues. Led by prominent activist Nathan Law, who fled to Britain in July after China implemented a new national security law in Hong Kong, the demonstrators held photos of imprisoned dissidents and chanted “Free Hong Kong” and “Stand up for human rights. China's national security law is seen by many as Beijing's boldest move yet to remove the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong and the mainland's Communist Party system.