SUNY Oneonta is the first SUNY campus to pause in-person instruction following a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases.
SUNY Oneonta is the first SUNY campus to pause in-person instruction following a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases.
The attorney for a white St. Louis couple charged for waving guns during a racial injustice protest outside their home said Monday that they're anxious to prove “with absolute certainty” that they did not commit a crime. One week after Mark and Patricia McCloskey spoke on video to the Republican National Convention, they were in court briefly Monday morning and did not enter a plea. Mark McCloskey, 63, came out with AR-15 rifle, according to court records, which said Patricia McCloskey, 61, displayed a semiautomatic handgun.
Even as President Trump spurred states to lift lockdown measures and resume normal economic activity in the early summer, reports from his own White House coronavirus task force were presenting regular evidence that infections were rising in many parts of the country. Critics have maintained that by not acting on evidence that the virus was not in remission, Trump and his advisers only prolonged the nation's battle with the pandemic, which has killed more than 180,000 Americans to date. The task force reports are customarily not made public, but eight of them from June and July had been requested late last month by the coronavirus subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee.
But the videos that captured the moment when Buffalo Police officers shoved Gugino backward in front of Buffalo's City Hall in June during a protest over the death of George Floyd, causing him to fall and crack his skull on the pavement, had been seen around the world. Gugino, speaking to the USA TODAY Network's New York State Team last week in his first extended interview, was reluctant to go into detail about the incident, which sent him to the hospital for a month to recover from a brain injury and a fractured skull. That's because he doesn't remember the moment he was shoved, and he has flashes of memory in the minutes before or after.
A driver in North Carolina was watching a movie while driving his Tesla Model S when it careened into a police car, authorities said. A Tesla slammed into a North Carolina state trooper's cruiser as its driver, a doctor, watched a movie on his phone, authorities said. The crash occurred around midnight on a rural stretch of a divided four-lane highway, where the officer was assisting a local sheriff's deputy in responding to a separate crash on the side of the roadway, when the Tesla ploughed into the cars, totaling both.
Workers were repairing a facility in Beirut, Lebanon's port on the afternoon of Aug. 4, hours before a massive explosion there rocked the area, destroying buildings and killing at least 180 people. A judge had recently ordered something be done to secure Warehouse Number 12 at the request of Lebanon's State Security agency. The warehouse contained 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, and documents obtained by The Washington Post show that the highly explosive material was stored next to kerosene, 25 tons of fireworks, and solvents used for stripping paint.
With protests continuing to rage in Kenosha, Wis., over the Aug. 23 police shooting of African-American Jacob Blake, President Trump will travel there Tuesday on a visit to the key swing state that will echo his “law and order” campaign message. On Monday, Trump reiterated what he asserted at last week's Republican National Convention: that he is the only person keeping the country from descending into chaos. If I didn't INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now.
In a surprise ruling Monday, India's top court ordered a prominent lawyer only to pay a fine of 1 rupee (less than 2 cents) after his conviction in a highly watched criminal contempt case sparked a debate on freedom of speech in the world's largest democracy and the independence of its judiciary. Prashant Bhushan, 63, was found guilty in August of criminal contempt for posting two tweets in which he criticized the Supreme Court's chief justice and said the courts had played a role in “how democracy has been destroyed in India” since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014. In June, Bhushan tweeted a photograph of the chief justice posing on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle without a face mask or a helmet and accused him of “denying citizens their fundamental right to access justice” while the court's work was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yegor Zhukov is the face of a new generation of Putin opponents using social media as well as student rallies to stand up to the regime. On Sunday night, he was beaten up outside his home in Moscow hours after posting a YouTube video criticizing Putin. In a statement to the police, he said: “I have not suffered any property damage, but my face is broken.
A leaked email from a CVS district leader told staff to not inform patients that their prescriptions were filled by someone who tested positive for COVID-19. CVS spokesperson Michael DeAngelis told Business Insider, "It is not our policy to prohibit our pharmacies from informing patients if their prescription was filled when an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 worked in the pharmacy." The Georgia CVS technician who shared the email with Business Insider said the company threatened to discipline or fire staff if they told customers about confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The criminal case against Michael Flynn should not be immediately dismissed, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled Monday in a major setback for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, who has proclaimed his innocence. At issue before the appeals court was whether U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan abused his powers when he did not immediately grant dismissal of the case against Flynn after the Justice Department decided to drop the prosecution. Instead, Sullivan appointed a third party, known as an amicus, to challenge the Justice Department's motion and to determine if Flynn had committed perjury for claiming to be innocent of a crime to which he had earlier pleaded guilty.
Gunmen blocked a group of motorcycle riders then opened fire with assault rifles in a busy downtown area in the southern Philippines, killing nine people, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to roil the volatile region. Police officials said the attack on the victims, who were mostly farmers, at noon Saturday in Kabacan town in Cotabato province may have been sparked by a local feud and was likely not an act of terrorism. Cotabato lies in a poverty-wracked region where a decades-long Muslim separatist insurgency has eased largely due to a 2014 peace deal between the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group and the government, although small armed groups aligned with the Islamic State group still pose a threat.
A Russian court has barred a candidate promoted by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in the last video before his sudden illness from running for a seat on the city council in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Navalny's team said on Monday. "We learned today that a court had barred our candidate (Daniil) Markelov from elections," Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said in the video, published on YouTube. Navalny filmed the video promoting Novosibirsk opposition candidates during his trip to Siberia, days before he collapsed on his flight back to Moscow.
Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, is refusing to open discussions on Britain's new fisheries proposals until the UK budges on other issues, it has emerged. Mr Barnier, who is meeting David Frost, the UK's lead negotiator, in London on Tuesday, is insisting on "parallelism" – where multiple aspects on a range of issues must be agreed before moving forward. Britain is keen to move on and progress talks, and the pair are meeting outside of the scheduled negotiating timetable to try to straighten out the stagnated talks with the official, eighth round resuming in London on Monday September 7.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump's "law and order" message toward violent protests and asked voters whether they really felt safer with the 180,000 deaths from COVID-19 and a rising homicide rate this year. “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?” Biden asked in a 24-minute speech in Pittsburgh. During the Republican National Convention last week, Trump and his supporters repeatedly argued protests and unrest would grow if Biden wins the Nov. 3 election and falsely claimed Biden had not condemned violent demonstrators.
The government in China's far northwest Xinjiang region is resorting to draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including spraying detainees with acidic disinfectant, physically locking residents in homes, imposing strict quarantines of more than 40 days and arresting those who do not comply. Furthermore, in what experts call a breach of medical ethics, some residents are being coerced into swallowing traditional Chinese medicine despite a lack of rigorous clinical data proving it works, according to government notices, social media posts, and interviews with three people in quarantine in Xinjiang.
The United States on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on foreign militants fighting with groups like Islamic State because it did not address repatriation, an issue that has long pitted Washington against its European allies. The other 14 council members voted in favor of the resolution drafted by Indonesia, isolating the United States. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, said the draft text aiming to reinforce international action on counterterrorism "was worse than no resolution at all."
A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled on Monday that the House Judiciary Committee cannot sue to enforce its subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn. The panel's ruling is a massive blow to the legislative branch's subpoena power and said Congress must first pass a law authorizing such subpoenas before suing to have them enforced. The House has been trying to compel McGahn's testimony about his knowledge of President Donald Trump's behavior surrounding the Russia probe since the spring of 2019 and will almost certainly appeal the ruling.
The judge overseeing the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is mulling a request to address what attorneys for the BSA claim are misleading and confusing advertisements from law firms trying to solicit business from survivors of child sexual abuse. A hearing on a motion by the Boy Scouts to put restrictions on the ads began Monday, the same day the organization began its own court-approved media campaign targeting potential abuse victims with print, television, radio and online advertisements. The Boy Scouts say the notification program is expected to reach some 110 million people, including more than 95% of the primary target audience of men age 50 and older.
Indian troops have captured an important Chinese military post after allegedly fighting off an attempt by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to occupy further Indian territory in the disputed border region of Ladakh. On Saturday evening, around 500 Chinese troops had tried to cross into Spanggur, a narrow valley near the village of Chushul and three hours of hand-to-hand combat ensued. A senior Indian police source told the Telegraph the attack had been repulsed and a retaliatory special operations battalion seized a Chinese camp in the surrounding hills of Pangong Tso Lake in the early hours of this morning.