tech glitch blamed for low COVID-19 numbers
tech glitch blamed for low COVID-19 numbers
Polk County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help identifying suspects after three men were "viciously murdered" on their way to fish in a remote area late Friday night. The three men, who had been friends for years, were fatally beaten and shot, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a media briefing Saturday. A manhunt is now underway for the killers and there is a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
An anonymous official who said they possess detailed evidence of Mike Pompeo's “questionable activities” as US Secretary of State was blocked from reporting those issues within the State Department, according to a newly-public whistleblower complaint. The complaint was released during the weekend following legal challenges by the government watchdog group American Oversight, which sued the State Department in an effort to obtain access to whistleblower complaints filed against Mr Pompeo. A heavily-redacted four-page document, the complaint accuses Mr Pompeo of engaging in concerning activities throughout Washington, in New York and Florida and overseas — all of which the whistleblower claimed to have witnessed.
This past week, more than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War, the United States military got around to effectively banning the flag of the Confederacy, a short-lived nation built explicitly on the idea of white supremacy. Then John Lewis died. With his death, the country lost a civil rights icon, a man whose skull was cracked during a beating on the Edmund Pettus Bridge at the hands of a state trooper and went on to become the second Black person to represent Georgia in Congress since Reconstruction.
mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX via AP Photo Florida has experienced a dramatic rise in coronavirus cases since mid-June and is now the third-worst-hit state in the US. More than 50 hospitals in Florida have maxed out their intensive care unit capacity, according to the state's Agency for Health Care Administration. On Monday, the Florida Education Association slapped Gov. Ron DeSantis with a lawsuit over his order to reopen schools and resume in-person classes as soon as August.
In an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace that aired Sunday, President Trump defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic — with incorrect data that had to be corrected by Wallace — and insisted that former Vice President Joe Biden wants to defund the police, which Wallace disputed.
Aaron Robinson, a suspect in her slaying and a fellow Fort Hood soldier, shot and killed himself as police moved in to arrest him. A woman that officials identified as Robinson's girlfriend was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of tampering with evidence. In the company of her son and his three daughters, Almanza, who is from Río Grande in Zacatecas made the long journey from his town to Houston aboard a bus.
After months of working from home, stir-crazy Americans have finally reached the long, hot days of summer only to watch their vacation horizons dim, with travel options shrinking as the country's coronavirus cases soar. "All I've been doing this year is canceling trips," 61-year-old Keith Gibbons said with a sigh, a new reality that the government contractor called "very frustrating." Trips abroad are mostly out: The overwhelming majority of countries now bar American citizens amid a sharp US resurgence of COVID-19.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will resume in earnest in January, with thrice-weekly evidentiary hearings set to begin then, a Jerusalem court decided Sunday. It was not immediately clear if Netanyahu would be required to be present at each hearing, although some Israeli media reported he would. Regardless, the grueling judicial schedule will keep Netanyahu's legal woes firmly in the national consciousness and conversation — and continue to raise questions over whether he can keep serving while simultaneously standing trial.
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.
New Hampshire Under the state's "Safer at Home" guidelines, it requests – but does not require – out-of-state visitors who will be staying in New Hampshire for an extended period of time to self-quarantine for 14 days. New Jersey Travelers flying into New Jersey from so-called hot spot states where coronavirus is spiking will be asked to fill out a survey starting July 20. The announcement came from state health Commissioner Judith Persichilli more than three weeks after Gov. Phil Murphy joined his counterparts in New York and Connecticut to announce a mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors arriving from states with high numbers of positive cases.
A restaurant owner in New York burnt a table that Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein used to dine at. Zach Erdem, who owns 75 Main in Southampton, New York, said Table 1 – which both men had dined at – provided only “bad energy”. “I'm sick of the bad energy of this table,” Mr Erdem told CNN.
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.
Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP) Iran executed a man who it claims spied for the US and Israel's intelligence services, including tracking the whereabouts of assassinated Revolutionary Guards head Qassem Soleimani. State media reported that Iran executed Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, a former translator, on Monday. The country's judiciary said he was a spy "for the CIA and the Mossad" but that he was arrested long before Soleimani's death.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives to fast-track its attempt to enforce subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump's financial records. The brief order means that the case will not return to lower courts until 25 days after the court's July 9 ruling that said further analysis was required on whether the subpoenas were valid. Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor would have granted the application, the order said.
Three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club were killed Saturday during a suspected drunk driving crash in Texas. The club was on a drive in Texas Hill Country, about 65 miles northwest from San Antonio, to celebrate the organization's birthday when an allegedly intoxicated driver crossed lanes and crashed into the group, according to the Kerr County Sheriff's Office. The national Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club said in a statement that the members were enjoying a group ride before their annual Thin Blue Line Foundation meeting.
Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn urged an appeals court Monday to immediately shut down the lingering fight over whether a lower-court judge must dismiss the criminal case against him. "The district court has hijacked and extended a criminal prosecution for almost three months for its own purposes,” Flynn's attorneys wrote in a filing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Flynn has been fighting for months against U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is seeking to hold a hearing on whether he must dismiss the case against the former Trump White House official after the Justice Department moved to drop the charge against him.
And like in the US, there have been calls to shift resources away from policing and prisons and towards empowering indigenous people to make the decisions that affect their community. NSW police scheme 'targeted' Aboriginal children Australia admits failings on indigenous equality Museum returns 'stolen' Aboriginal artefacts Some projects are getting government funding. Keenan Mundine's small charity, Deadly Connections, relies mainly on donations.
Indonesia has expressed interest in acquiring Austria's fleet of Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, in yet another surprise defense procurement plan from the southeast Asian country. Indonesia's defense minister, Prabowo Subianto, wrote a letter to his Austrian counterpart, Klaudia Tanner, seeking to initiate negotiations to buy all 15 Typhoons belonging to the Austrian Air Force. In his letter, which was published by Indonesian news outlets, Prabowo said the potential purchase will assist in his aims to continue modernizing the Indonesian Air Force.
Add to those incongruities a heightened awareness of the harm that indigenous people endured in the missions — where Franciscans assaulted their cultures and where diseases battered their communities — and it is no wonder that reminders of Serra's life and work provoke pain, anger and calls for removal, especially in a time of fervent demands that those in power (now and in the past) be held accountable for their wrongs. And yet, we should consider what will be lost if his image and name disappear from the public square. If we cancel Serra, we could further “whiten” American history, or at least the part of it we popularize.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin pledged Monday to continue an ambitious program of building new warships on a trip to Crimea, which Russia has annexed from Ukraine. Speaking during the keel-laying of two landing vessels at a shipyard in Kerch, Putin said that Russia needs a strong navy to defend its interests and "help maintain a strategic balance and global stability.” The Kremlin has made military modernization its top priority amid tensions with the West that followed Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea.