Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said on Friday that he would pardon the St. Louis couple that pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their home last month. In an interview on the "Marc Cox Morning Show" on 97.1 FM, Parson said if Mark and Patricia McCloskey were to face charges for the June 28 incident, he doesn't "think they're going to spend any time in jail."
Even as they recommended working to reopen schools in-person, the nation's science academies warned, "It is likely that someone in the school community will contract COVID-19." Largely missing from the reopening protocols at states and schools around the nation are concrete plans for what administrators will do when coronavirus infections enter a school. The prospect of reopening school in the fall is looking less likely in much of the nation.
To the editor: Columnist Jonah Goldberg omits President George H.W. Bush's pardons, not merely commutations, of six defendants relating to the Iran-Contra scandal, four of whom were already convicted or had pleaded guilty. "It's Roger Stone's Republican Party now," Opinion, July 13). Lawrence Walsh, the special prosecutor, said: "It demonstrates that powerful people with powerful allies can commit serious crimes in high office — deliberately abusing the public trust without consequence."
Dr. Anthony Fauci said on PBS NewsHour that New York offers an ideal example of how to "correctly" confront novel coronavirus outbreaks. "We know that, when you do it properly, you bring down those cases," Fauci said. New York City is slated to enter Phase 4 of its reopening on Monday, July 20, marking a milestone for the former epicenter that previously counted a peak of 10,000 new cases per day in April.
On the morning after Rep. John Lewis died, Sen. Cory Booker spoke with Yahoo News on Saturday about his experiences with the man he viewed as a mentor and a “titan of American history.” Booker said he was feeling “deep grief” over Lewis's death at 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. “Every time I would sit in a room with him or take a sojourn with him over this last six years, I just had this feeling that God was giving me this precious gift of letting me be in the presence of one of the greatest Americans of this past century or more,” Booker said.
More than 105,000 people have been arrested in Zimbabwe since March for violating regulations aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police say. Opposition and civil society groups are mobilising for nationwide protests on 31 July to demand that President Emmerson Mnangagwa step down. Under current regulations, all Zimbabweans returning from abroad are required to remain in quarantine for three weeks at a government-approved facility.
Joe Biden said on Friday that he has received intelligence briefings as he warned that Russia, China and other adversaries were attempting to undermine the upcoming November election.
Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler was admitted to the hospital Saturday for a medical checkup and the country's crown prince temporarily took some of his powers in his absence, the oil-rich nation's state-run news agency reported. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah was in “good health,” the KUNA news agency said, citing a statement from the country's royal court minister. A later statement said Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah had assumed some of Sheikh Sabah's powers temporarily, without explaining why that was necessary.
And just like that, although criminal and civil cases against them were dismissed, two-thirds of Niota's police force had to be replaced. About 85 percent of police departments serve municipalities of under 25,000 people, and they are likely to be covered by liability insurers. These smaller departments rarely make national news, but they are more likely than big-city departments to be troubled, experts said.
Jared Siskin/Getty Images The National Museum for African American History and Culture removed a chart listing "whiteness" attributes after receiving criticism from Donald Trump Jr and conservative media. The chart listed "hard work," "respecting authority," and "objective, rational linear thinking" as some of the attributes of "white dominant culture, or whiteness." Donald Trump Jr. criticized the graphic earlier this week, tweeting: "These aren't 'white' values.
Iran on Monday executed a former translator convicted of spying for the US and Israel, including helping to locate a top Iranian general killed later by the Americans, the judiciary said. The killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport in January brought decades-old arch enemies Iran and the United States to the brink of conflict. The judiciary's Mizan Online website said Mahmoud Mousavi Majd's death "sentence was carried out on Monday morning over the charge of espionage so that the case of his betrayal to his country will be closed forever".
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered more good news Saturday in the state's ongoing fight battle against COVID-19 while expressing his dismay over the growing number of cases in the nation's hot spots. The latest statewide New York numbers continued to decline, with the number of hospitalized patients down by 22 on Friday compared to the day before. Another 94 New Yorkers were discharged from hospitals, boosting that figure to 72,064 statewide, Cuomo said.
Ford has been struggling financially for a few years now. Ford CEO Jim Hackett "desperately needs a hit," according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The new Bronco could very well be that hit, as long as Ford doesn't also screw up its launch like it did the Explorer's.
A Chinese study published in June found that antibody levels in patients who had recovered from COVID-19 fell sharply within two to three months after infection. We're seeing in other countries evidence that people may be losing their antibodies over a period of time,” says Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Dara Kass. And so we need to continue to test and track patients not just when they're actively infected but also as they recover to understand more about what it means to be recovered from this coronavirus.
A "wartime state" has been declared in Urumqi, the capital of China's western Xinjiang region, after a spike in cases of coronavirus. Officials on Saturday said 17 new cases had been recorded and strict measures on movement had been imposed. Although the figure appears low, China has recorded very few significant outbreaks since Covid-19 emerged in the city of Wuhan late last year.
The following is a transcript of an interview with Former Secretary of State Colin Powell that aired Sunday, July 19, 2020, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: We want to go now to McLean, Virginia, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. MARGARET BRENNAN: --was a civil rights icon, one of Martin Luther King's top lieutenants.
A man remained jailed Sunday after being charged in a fatal crash in Central Texas that killed three people and injured nine others. Members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club were on a ride Saturday south of Kerrville when a vehicle crossed a highway center strip and crashed into the group, according to the Kerr County Sheriff's Office. Kerrville is located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio.
At least 10,000 people marched in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday, demanding the release of a popular regional governor detained last week on suspicion of murder, in a second week of protests. Sergei Furgal, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, was the governor of the Khabarovsk region where he swept to power in 2018 after defeating a rival from the ruling United Russia party that backs President Vladimir Putin. Furgal was taken to Moscow last week, where he is now in pre-trial detention after being charged with involvement in organising the murder of multiple businessmen 15 years ago.
A woman was shot, and later died, after asking a man to stop using illegal fireworks, police said Saturday, according to the New York Post. Shatavia Walls was shot eight times in Brooklyn, New York at around 8:30 p.m. on July 7th, four days after the US Independence holiday, the report said. A police officer stands near the scene of an afternoon shooting that left one person dead on July 07, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Joe Biden will run campaign ads during Donald Trump's eagerly awaited interview with Fox News Sunday. The president sat down with Chris Wallace, one of the most respected US political interviewers, at the White House on Friday, for his first Sunday show interview in more than a year. A clip showed Trump claiming Biden wanted to defund police, and had included the policy in a compact agreed with Bernie Sanders, the leftwing senator from Vermont who ran the former vice-president closest in the Democratic primary.