Tohono O'odham Police officer laid to rest
Tohono O'odham Police officer laid to rest
Oregon officials say they're preparing for a "mass fatality incident" as wildfires continue to spread throughout the state. There are currently six reported deaths in Oregon due to the fires that have devastated millions of acres, and 40,000 residents have been evacuated, with 500,000 more in evacuation zones. Oregon is joined by other states including California, Colorado, and Utah in combatting wildfires that have destroyed the homes of hundreds of people throughout the region.
Tucker Carlson Getty Images Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday proclaimed to his audience, which is the largest in cable news, that America "must defeat" the Black Lives Matter movement "if we're going to survive as a country." In the racially-charged screed, Carlson, who once called white supremacy a "hoax" on the heels of a mass shooting targeting Latinx immigrants in Texas, attempted to cast blame for the deep racial divisions in the U.S. on Barack Obama, the nation's first Black president. The Obama presidency left "a wake of destruction" behind, according to Carlson.
Noor bin Ladin, the niece of Osama Bin Laden, on Friday issued a statement on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. "For the past nineteen years, not a day has gone by since this horrific, tragic day that I haven't thought of you, America, and grieved privately with you for all the innocent lives lost," Noor bin Laden said in a statement. Bin Ladin's uncle, Osama Bin Laden, founded the terrorist group al-Qaeda and was the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
The US Navy has cancelled a planned flyover of New York City intended to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks amid widespread criticism. The flyover was announced on Twitter by the city's emergency notification system late on Thursday. A US Navy F-18 Super Hornet jet was scheduled to fly south down the Hudson River towards the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at an altitude of 2,500ft at 3.30pm.
A Slovenian woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after been found guilty of attempted insurance fraud. Julija Adlesic and her boyfriend plotted to deliberately saw off her hand to receive a €1m ($1.2m) payout, Sky News reports. A woman who deliberately sawed off her hand in an insurance fraud plot has been sentenced to two years in jail.
"If Bob Woodward thought what I said was bad, then he should have immediately, right after I said it, gone out to the authorities so they can prepare and let them know," President Trump said at a news conference Thursday, defending comments he made to Woodward in early February about how "deadly" the airborne coronavirus is as he was deliberately "playing down" the danger in public. It's all in "a series of taped interviews, mostly by telephone — quick ones, not long ones, quick ones," Trump added. Woodward disputed all those points, and he has the tape, CNN reports.
More than 85 major fires are burning up and down the West Coast, from northern Washington to Southern California. The fast-moving, wind-whipped blazes have killed at least 17 people across California, Oregon, and Washington. A map shows the spread and size of the most significant active fires.
Nine protesters who were confronted by a gun-toting couple in St Louis while passing their house during a Black Lives Matter march have been issued with trespassing citations. Police spokeswoman Evita Caldwell confirmed that nine of the roughly 300 protesters who passed the McCloskey residence in June have been issued summons, but that a decision on whether to issue charges on the citations is still pending with the St Louis City Counselor's office. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were photographed brandishing semi-automatic guns at the protesters who walked past their $1.5m home during the protest following the killing in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis.
Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been taken into police custody in Corsica on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, the prosecutor's office said on Saturday. "Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr Conor Anthony Mac Gregor (sic) was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services," wrote the prosecutor's office in a statement sent to AFP. The statement gave no details of the alleged offences committed by the 32-year-old McGregor.
President Donald Trump got off Air Force One on Thursday to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son," a song about children of influential families who were able to avoid the Vietnam War draft. The New York Times reported in 2018 that a foot doctor might have falsely diagnosed Trump with bone spurs as a favor to his father. Trump — who was getting off his plane to attend a campaign rally in Freeland, Michigan — has been at odds with the military since an Atlantic report last week said he had called fallen American troops "losers."
Hundreds of thousands of people in Oregon were ordered to leave their homes on Thursday as wildfires encroached on their properties. The evacuations clogged highways, emptied entire towns and sparked confusion in a state that has not grappled with wildfires of this size before. Large-scale evacuations in the state began within the metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon's largest city.
California's governor passed a bill Friday that will give prisoners battling the state's massive wildfires a chance to avoid a different battle after their release: That of finding a job. Under California bill AB2147, Gov. Gavin Newsom is allowing certain prisoners who are on the front lines of wildfire containment to have their records expunged after serving their sentences. The goal is to make it easier for them to have a firefighting career after release.
The National Hurricane Center has issued an alert for residents of the northern Gulf Coast given the projected path of Tropical Storm Sally, which formed Saturday afternoon about 35 miles southeast of Naples, Florida. People in New Orleans, Biloxi and Florida's Panhandle, including Panama City, should monitor the progress of the system, which turned into a tropical storm a bit faster than projected, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph at 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Sally is projected to hit somewhere along the Mississippi Coast as a hurricane by Tuesday morning.
Except one — and it's a big one: Americans in battleground states still trust Trump over Biden on the economy, which often tops the list of decisive issues for voters. The president's edge on the economy has begun to worry some allies of Biden, who say he needs to do more to neutralize it or Trump could use it to nail down swing voters as Election Day nears. Many voters don't see the issues as connected: Trump enjoys a net approval rating of 3.5 points on his stewardship of the economy in the RealClearPolitics average while getting a net disapproval score of 15 points on his handling of the coronavirus.
Two veteran United flight attendants are suing the airline for discriminating against employees based on their physical attributes by only staffing athletic team charter flights with young, blond crews, Bloomberg reported. The flight attendants, which Bloomberg identified as a Black woman and a Jewish woman who have both worked at United for more than 28 years, said they could not work on the charter flights because they were not on the "preferred" list. The complaint says young, white, blond flight attendants with less experience were able to work the flights in an example of the airline valuing employees based "entirely on their racial and physical attributes, and stereotypical notions of ...
Swedish architect Thomas Sandell devised a space that allows guests unparalleled access to the wildlife of the region Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
Libya's east-based parliament convened an emergency meeting Friday to address the eruption of rare protests over dire living conditions across the country's east, rallies that mirror similar recent protests in the west of the divided nation. Hundreds of young Libyans first flooded the streets of Benghazi and other eastern cities late Thursday, setting piles of tires ablaze, witnesses said, a spontaneous outburst of anger over the area's crippling electricity shortages. The demonstrations followed similar protests over power cuts and corruption that have roiled the capital, Tripoli, and other parts of western Libya in recent weeks.
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner thinks President Trump's coronavirus admissions should land him in prison. In a Thursday appearance on SiriusXM's The Dean Obeidallah Show, the MSNBC legal analyst gave an incredibly harsh assessment of Trump's interviews with veteran reporter Bob Woodward. Trump's insistence in March that he wanted to "play down" the coronavirus threat despite knowing its deadliness "upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder," Kirschner said, breaking down the pieces of the alleged charge step by step.
The European Union deplores the escalation of violence in Belarus and will impose sanctions on individuals responsible for election fraud and crackdowns on peaceful protests, top EU diplomat Josep Borrell said on Friday. Eager to support pro-democracy protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's 26-year iron rule, EU ministers are considering sanctions on senior Belarus officials following the Aug. 9 elections that the West say was rigged. With Belarus a month into mass demonstrations against the election outcome, diplomats have said the EU discussions have been held up by territorial disputes between Cyprus and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean.