Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
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Rescue efforts ended at a two-story restaurant in a northern Chinese village that collapsed during a local resident's 80th birthday celebration, leaving 29 people dead, authorities said Sunday. The Ministry of Emergency Management said another 28 people were injured, seven of them seriously, when the building suddenly crumbled on Saturday. Hundreds of rescue workers using sniffer dogs, cranes and high-tech sensors had searched the rubble, lifting slabs of concrete in hopes of freeing survivors.
A former Department of Homeland domestic terrorism expert said the Trump administration is letting right-wing extremists "start a race war." Elizabeth Neumann stepped down in April from her role as an assistant secretary at the DHS. Neumann criticized speakers at this week's Republican National Convention portraying the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests as "lawless" when it is white supremacists instigating the violence.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS – A day after making national headlines for sending a police overtime bill to the 18-year-old organizer of a local Black Lives Matter protest, Mayor Mario Kranjac says he reached out to the organizer to rescind the bill. Kranjac said Saturday that he sent information to the organizer, Emily Gil, saying he had been told “that all private events requiring police overtime should be paid for by the organizers. It was never intended as a fine, but rather as a fee,” Kranjac said.
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) could soon be out of politics, and an unlikely colleague may have a to do with it, Politico reports. Kennedy is challenging Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in the statewide Democratic primary for Markey's seat, which he's held since 2013. Politico notes that Kennedy tries to hit the 74-year-old Markey by criticizing his support for the 1994 crime bill and the Iraq War when he was in the House, both of which would seemingly put him in trouble with the progressive left.
America's most senior general has declared the military will not intervene if Donald Trump were to decline to leave the White House following a disputed US election. In a letter to Congress, Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he did not envisage soldiers playing any role if Republicans and Democrats did not agree on the result. Mr Trump has repeatedly voiced concerns that the election will be undermined by fraud during widespread mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, and suggested that the result may never be known.
The police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin sparked protests across the United States and indignation among Black Lives Matter activists -- now the United Nations is weighing in. A top UN human rights official said Friday the shooting appeared to be an “excessive” use of force. Rupert Colville, UN Human Rights Office spokesman, also said it could be “discriminatory in nature.
A suspect in the March shooting deaths of three people, including a Fort Hood soldier, was arrested Friday in Mississippi, according to police in Central Texas. Officers with the U.S .Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested the suspected man, identified as Barnard Lnell Morrow, in Newton, Mississippi, Killeen police said in a statement. Morrow, 21, is being held at the Lauderdale County Jail and is expected to be extradited to Bell County in Texas.
Activists pulled down a statue of Canada's first prime minister John A. McDonald on Saturday, according to reports. The head of the statue can be seen bouncing on the paving slabs in the video circulated widely on social media. John A.McDonald, a Canadian founding father, is remembered for both his nation-building and his oppressive policies towards Indigenous people.
Japan's Defence Minister Taro Kono said on Saturday he had agreed with his U.S. counterpart Mark Esper that both countries opposed any unilateral attempt to change the status quo in the key waterways of the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Kono shared his view with the U.S. defense secretary at a time when the United States and China are at loggerheads over issues ranging from technology and human rights to Chinese military activities in the disputed South China Sea. A thorny issue in China's ties with Japan is Beijing's claim to a group of tiny East China Sea islets controlled by Tokyo.
President Donald Trump shared a message from far-right news network One America News (OAN ) Saturday, branding ongoing anti-racism protests an attempted coup. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has accused Trump of rooting for violence at ongoing demonstrations, which have resulted in deadly clashes between rival protesters in recent days. Republicans though, have accused Democrats of ignoring violent unrest at protests.
The confirmed number of new coronavirus cases in Greece has exceeded 10,000, and more than half of them were reported this month, Greek health authorities announced Sunday. Over the past day, there have been 157 new cases confirmed, of which 41 were international arrivals. There were also two deaths.
A teacher at a charter school in Los Angeles, California, said she faced harassment and was forced to flee her home after she wore a pro-Black Lives Matter t-shirt on the first day of classes, The Los Angeles Times reported. The teacher, who remained anonymous in several news reports over fears of further harassment, said the incident began when a student's father shared a picture of her on his social media and worsened when a conservative personality amplified the post on Twitter. The school's executive director told the LA Times that the teacher had not broken any school policies by wearing the shirt to class, which was conducted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Forecasters are watching a new tropical disturbance in the Atlantic with a high chance of developing into a cyclone as two tropical waves are heading west with a third expected off the West African coast this week. As of the National Hurricane Center's Noon Tropical Weather Update Sunday, a system parallel with the Florida Panhandle has a 70% chance of becoming a tropical depression by Friday. The closest tropical wave is moving west across the Caribbean Sea away from the Lesser Antilles at 15 to 20 mph. It's got an 80 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next five days.
Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a Kenosha police officer and paralyzed from the waist down. "He can't go anywhere," but the 29-year-old Black man was handcuffed to his hospital bed and deputies were standing guard in his room, his father told the Chicago-Sun Times. After an incident in May, Blake was charged with felony sexual assault as well as disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors, court records show.
About 50,000 people in Iowa will need to submit another request for an absentee ballot, a judge ruled this week, siding with the Trump campaign, who challenged a local county's decision to pre-fill portions of the ballots. The Trump campaign filed three lawsuits against Linn, Woodbury, and Johnson counties in Iowa over their decisions to send absentee ballot request forms that had pre-filled information, including a person's voter identification number. President Donald Trump has been a vocal opponent of mail-in-voting and state efforts to expand it, though has himself voted by mail as recently as March 2020.
Italian officials hastily chartered more ferries Sunday and put other measures into place to fight severe overcrowding at migrant centers on the tiny island of Lampedusa, where the arrival of 450 migrants on a rickety fishing boat triggered protests by islanders. Meanwhile, a fire triggered an explosion Sunday on smuggling boat off of southern Italy, tossing 21 migrants into the sea and killing at least 3 of them, the local prefect's office said. The twin developments were just the latest challenges in Italy's unending struggle to handle the thousands of migrants and refugees who cross the Mediterranean Sea each year in search of a better life.
Lyubov Sobol was already among the most visible dissidents in Vladimir Putin's Russia. At 32, she has fronted a protest movement, calling thousands to the streets when she and other opposition candidates were barred from standing in Moscow city elections last year. She staged a hunger strike and a sit-in at the offices of the Moscow election commission, eventually being lifted out of the building on a sofa after she refused to stand for police officers.
Defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, have asked a judge to dismiss the murder charges against him, arguing that Floyd's alleged drug use, not the improper use of force by the officer, was to blame for his death. At the same time, prosecutors in the case against Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers said they plan to seek stiff sentences if the men are convicted. "Despite Mr. Floyd's pleas that he could not breathe and was going to die, as well as the pleas of eyewitnesses to get off Mr. Floyd and help him, Defendant and his co-defendants continued to restrain Mr. Floyd," the prosecutors wrote.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden purchased a domain for "Keep America Great," President Donald Trump's re-election slogan. The website immediately opens with a black and white image of Trump, who's looking down at the words "Promises Made, Promise Kept Broken." The site prominently features promises Trump made on a variety of issues areas like immigration and the coronavirus pandemic and slams his administration's follow-through.
The Israeli military said it struck militant targets in Gaza early on Sunday in response to continued launches of explosives-laden balloons out of the Hamas-run territory. There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side. But the violence comes at a time when Gaza is struggling with a worsening economic crisis and a new outbreak of the coronavirus.