16 WAPT Chief Meteorologist David Hartman has the forecast for Jackson and Central Mississippi.
16 WAPT Chief Meteorologist David Hartman has the forecast for Jackson and Central Mississippi.
First it was just a handful conservative rabble-rousers calling out House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney on Tuesday for defying Donald Trump on the coronavirus pandemic, foreign affairs decisions, and other matters. Then Senator Rand Paul piled on, retweeting Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz' message calling for her removal and writing that the Wyoming congresswoman's behaviour was "unacceptable." Now, the president's son, Donald Trump Jr, has pounced.
A 13-year-old California teen died with symptoms of coronavirus last Thursday after he tested negative for the virus, CBS affiliate KCBS-TV reported. The family told KCBS-TV that the teenager seemed to recover from his symptoms before he died in his bedroom, self-isolating from his family. An autopsy will determine whether Cheng died of coronavirus, KCBS-TV reported.
An estimated crowd of 2,000 people participating in the protests in Portland, Oregon, “tore open the doors of a federal courthouse and then beat back the agents inside” in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a journalist on the scene reported on Twitter. Bellingcat writer Robert Evans posted multiple videos online that appeared to show federal agents shooting what are assumed to be non-lethal projectiles at protesters, including a parents group, Wall of Moms, out of “murder holes” in a wooden structure built around the courthouse to protect it. The new clashes represent a further escalation in the conflict between protesters and federal agents sent into the city by the Trump administration.
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four cohorts were arrested on Tuesday in what prosecutors called the “largest bribery scheme" in state history. FBI agents raided Householder's farm in Glenford, about 45 miles east of Columbus, according to Perry County Sheriff's deputies who assisted in the operation on Tuesday morning. Householder, regarded as one of the state's three most powerful lawmakers, was taken into custody along with his adviser Jeffrey Longstreth, former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matthew Borges and prominent lobbyists Neil Clark and Juan Cespedes, authorities said.
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 $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Describing the “quiet, quaint” community surrounded by groves, forest and cattle ranches, Judd said the area where the killings happened was “about as far out in the woods as you can get.”
A teenage Afghan girl has been hailed on social media for her "heroism" after fighting back last week against Taliban militants who killed her parents. The girl took the family's AK-47 assault rifle, shot dead two of the militants and wounded several others, local officials in Ghor province said. The Taliban came to the house because the girl's father was a government supporter, they added.
A giant meteor shower bombarded Earth and the Moon 800 million years ago with more than 30 times the force of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs, new research showed Tuesday. Japanese scientists examined images taken by the Kaguya lunar orbiter and found that an enormous asteroid -- at least 100 kilometres (60 miles) in diameter -- broke up and plunged into the Earth-Moon System, having a profound impact on life on our planet. The probability of an asteroid that size hitting Earth is roughly once in 100 million years, and impact craters of meteor strikes created before 600 million years ago have been erased by aeons of erosion and other geological processes.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced on Tuesday that it would remove the name of founder Margaret Sanger from its Manhattan clinic because of Sanger's support for eugenics. Sanger founded the first abortion clinic in the U.S. in 1916 in Brooklyn, and in 1921 established the American Birth Control League, which subsequently changed its name to Planned Parenthood. While Sanger is regarded as a pioneer by pro-choice advocates, she was also a supporter of eugenics, including the sterilization of disabled people who could not be treated.
The brutal attack on police near the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park sent 18 officers to the hospital; Matt Finn reports from Chicago.
Black Lives Matter murals have appeared in several US cities, including outside the White House in Washington, DC. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Redwood City, California, last week removed a Black Lives Matter mural that a resident painted as part of an Independence Day public-art celebration, CBS San Francisco reported. The city removed the mural after a local lawyer said she should be able to paint "MAGA 2020" on the same street, the report said.
A Kentucky couple who declined to sign health department documents on self-isolation were put under house arrest because one tested positive with Covid-19. Elizabeth Linscott and her husband, Isaiah, told a local news station that Hardin County authorities arrived at their home last week to install ankle monitors. The couple declined to sign documents agreeing to quarantine at home with their young daughter after Ms Linscott tested positive some days earlier.
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.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, told MSNBC on Monday that four Black women are on his shortlist for vice president — putting him closer to selecting a running mate a month before he accepts the party's nomination. Biden told MSNBC's Joy Reid on the premiere of her prime-time show, "The ReidOut," however, that he would not guarantee that a Black woman will being his running mate. "I am not committed to naming any but the people I've named, and among them are four Black women," Biden said.
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.
Weeks of protests and the presence of federal authorities in Portland have brought the Oregon city into the national spotlight as tensions rise amid call for racial justice and changes to policing. The city has seen nightly protests for nearly two months following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd was a Black man who died as a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck, and his death sparked a national movement and protests to address systemic racism.
The FBI's Newark office said in a statement that attorney Roy Den Hollander was the sole suspect in the attack on the North Brunswick, New Jersey, home of Esther Salas that killed her 20-year old son and left her husband with gunshot wounds. Hollander was found earlier on Monday in an apparent suicide about 90 miles (145 km) north of New York City, the Daily Beast and other media reported, citing law enforcement sources. Investigators say a man dressed in a FedEx uniform approached the home and opened fire, killing the son, Daniel Anderl, and injuring her husband, 63-year-old defense attorney Mark Anderl.
In 2017, according to official directives uncovered by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, government officials backed by armed law-enforcement officers were instructed to “leave no blind spots,” “contain illegal births and lower fertility rates,” “test all who need to be tested,” and “detect and deal with those who violate policies early. The AP report found that “having too many children” is a “major reason people are sent to detention camps,” that “parents of three or more [children] are ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines,” and that “police raid homes, terrifying parents as they search for hidden children.
There are studies [that show] in villages and regions where you have loss of population, even if it isn't in Eastern Europe, you have growing fear of loss of cultural identity as a result of the influx of newcomers,” said Ruzha Smilova, program director at the Center for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria's capital. She studies the relationship between population loss and nativist movements. Bulgaria's far-right parties are not as strong as those in other Eastern European countries.
The St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged by a circuit attorney on Monday with unlawful use of a weapon after they pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in late June. Hours after the charges were filed, Missouri's attorney general, Eric Schmitt, filed an amicus brief asking that the charges be dismissed. Schmitt cited the state's "castle doctrine," which allows Missourians to use force against intruders, as a reason the case should be thrown out.
A dog that went missing from its home in Kansas turned up almost 60 miles away at her owner's old house. Cleo, a four-year-old labrador, went missing from her house in Olathe, Kansas, on 12 July and turned up on her old porch in Lawson, Missouri, several days later. The house's new owner, Colton Michael, found the dog and helped return her to her owners after having her checked for a microchip.