Police have released a suspect description.
Police have released a suspect description.
Donald Trump's campaign announced that it is postponing some events and moving others to a virtual format, a recognition that the president's coronavirus diagnosis will require him to quarantine and avoid public settings. Trump had been restless throughout the spring and summer, eager to return to the kinds of rallies that marked his 2016 presidential campaign. “All previously announced campaign events involving the President's participation are in the process of being moved to virtual events or are being temporarily postponed,” campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement.
Five officers from the Charlotte Mecklenburg police department resigned under accusations they failed to quickly seek medical attention for a Black man who died after ingesting large amounts of crack cocaine while he was being arrested. “If they had followed policy, we would have at the minimum given Harold Easter a chance,” said Police Chief Johnny Jennings on Thursday, who recommended their dismissal. Harold Easter, 41, was arrested Jan 23 during a drug investigation, and officers knew he'd ingested a large amount of crack cocaine during the low-speed car chase that led to his arrest.
An Emmy-nominated sportscaster in Connecticut is out of a job after referring to Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as an “Uncle Tom” in a since-deleted Twitter post. News 12 Connecticut announced anchor Fred Gerteiny's firing in a statement Wednesday, condemning his “racially insensitive” comment aimed at Scott, the GOP's sole Black senator. “After reviewing the incident, the network released sports reporter Fred Gerteiny,” the station said in a statement.
Melania Trump hit back at critics of her 2018 trip to visit children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, according to audio shared with CNN by her former adviser. "Give me a f---ing break," Trump said, adding that she was trying to get a family reunited and the US takes better care of the children than their own countries, according to CNN. In an expletive-laden rant, Melania Trump railed against critics of her visit to the US-Mexico border, complained about some of her duties as first lady, and called liberals "crazy," according to audio shared with CNN on Thursday by her former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
President Trump's positive test for COVID-19 may not spark any sudden moves by foreign adversaries, but the news will be another blow to U.S. prestige on the global stage, according to national security experts. “It's certainly embarrassing when the president has scoffed about taking precautions and then comes down with the disease,” said Jon Alterman, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Meanwhile, adversaries will use Trump's positive COVID-19 test in their influence campaigns, according to Ned Price, a former CIA intelligence analyst who also served as National Security Council spokesman and special assistant to President Barack Obama.
Louisville police officers carried out a no-knock raid at the home of Breonna Taylor despite the fact that they were repeatedly told there were no packages, “suspicious or otherwise,” delivered to the residence that could be tied to their drug investigation, according to a new report. The 26-year-old EMT was fatally shot March 13 after three Louisville Metropolitan Police officers burst into her apartment to execute a search warrant linked to a narcotics probe into her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and detectives Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison returned fire after Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a “warning” shot.
A 17-foot, 2-inch great white shark weighing an astounding 3,541 pounds was captured Friday in the Northwest Atlantic by researchers with OCEARCH. Expedition leader Chris Fischer told McClatchy News the shark is more than 50 years old and counts as the largest white shark the nonprofit has tagged in the Northwest Atlantic. It is also among the 12 biggest white sharks he has tagged off Africa and in the Pacific, he said.
Melania Trump has responded to a leaked tape in which she complained about being criticised over her husband's policy of separating children from their parents at the southern US border. "Secretly taping the first lady and willfully breaking an NDA to publish a salacious book is a clear attempt at relevance," Ms Trump's chief of staff Stephanie Grisham told CNN in a statement. The tape was recorded by Ms Trump's former confidant and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, and played by CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday night.
President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night, and "obviously, given the president's age and his pre-existing illnesses, he's going to be at increased risk from this disease," CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said on Friday morning's New Day. "Still, the odds are very much in his favor ... greater than 90 percent, 95 percent chance that he will get through this."
As news has spread of President Donald Trump's positive test for COVID-19 Friday, so has misinformation, including from followers of the extremist, right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon. QAnon is a growing, yet baseless, conspiracy theory that falsely alleges the existence of a satanic "deep state" apparatus that supports a child sex trafficking ring. Followers have also spread misinformation about COVID-19 and a variety of other topics.
A number of religious leaders in Nepal have strongly criticised the government for scaling down festivals and centuries-old rituals because of coronavirus fears. Nepal, with its unique juxtaposition of Hindu and Buddhist culture and lifestyle, has seen few festivities during the pandemic. In the capital Kathmandu, rituals including chariot processions involving large crowds to honour different deities, were either cancelled or reduced to small ceremonies.
California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) burned this year by wildfires that have killed 31 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record. Fire crews at a blaze in the wine country north of San Francisco were on high alert Friday as forecasters warned of extreme fire danger into Saturday. Powerful winds didn't materialize early Friday, allowing fire crews a chance to make gains.
House Democrats passed another coronavirus relief bill on Thursday, but they have nearly no chance of advancing it through the Republican-controlled Senate. In response, the White House unveiled a $1.6 trillion counteroffer that includes less funding for unemployment and for state and local governments. The Democrats' $2.2 trillion package, an updated version of the Heroes Act, was unveiled Monday evening before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, The Washington Post reported.
After President Trump's positive coronavirus test, his coronavirus task force adviser Dr. Scott Atlas predicted he'd make a "complete, full and rapid recovery." Chris Wallace is skeptical. Atlas is on the task force despite specializing in radiology, not public health.
North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham admitted Friday to sending intimate text messages to a woman who is not his wife — but said he would not drop out of one of the key races that will determine which party controls the Senate next year. Cunningham sent several text messages to a woman in which the two discussed kissing and hypothetically spending the night together, according to screenshots of the messages that were posted online Thursday. The messages were originally posted by the right-wing website NationalFile.com and confirmed by the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., Friday.
"The Boys" star Aya Cash spoke to Insider about her "beautiful" Stormfront suit, which also made it difficult to go to the bathroom. The actress said that the wardrobe department didn't realize the issue until about halfway through production, so they "cut the suit in half for me so I was able to pee with much more ease." "The Boys" star Aya Cash's Stormfront suit might look sleek, but it's far from comfortable.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday authorizing member nations to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya suspected of smuggling migrants or engaging in human trafficking from the north African nation for another year. The German-sponsored resolution also authorizes the seizure of vessels confirmed used for migrant smuggling or human trafficking from Libya. It “condemns all acts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya, which undermine further the process of stabilization of Libya and endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.”
Should Mr Trump be unable to continue as the Republican nominee, New York University law professor Richard Piles told the Washington Post in May the Republican national committee would assume control. This puts the ball in the hands of the 'national political parties', which for this purpose means the legal entities known as the Democratic and Republican national committees,” said the professor. In this situation, an emergency Republican convention would be held where members from each state or territory vote on the new nominee - casting the same number of votes as they are entitled to at an ordinary convention.
Rick Moranis, who starred in Honey I Shrunk the Kids is recovering after being attacked in New York City. The 67-year-old Ghostbusters actor was walking on Central Park West near 70th Street at 7:30 am local time when he was punched in the head, police said. The video shows a man running up and knocking Mr Moranis to the ground before walking away.