'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace previews his interview with President Donald Trump.
'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace previews his interview with President Donald Trump.
Under siege over his response to COVID-19 and protests against systemic racism and facing bad polls in his reelection bid against Joe Biden, President Donald Trump defended his performance in an interview broadcast Sunday – including his claims that the coronavirus will simply "disappear." "I'll be right eventually," Trump told Chris Wallace, the host of "Fox News Sunday," in the interview taped Friday. Trump – as he did before his surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 – refused to say whether he would challenge the results of the election should he lose to Biden.
Iran has sent the black box from the Ukrainian passenger jet that its armed forces mistakenly shot down in January to France for reading, an Iranian semi-official news agency said Saturday. Iran accidentally shot down the Boeing 737-800, killing all 176 people aboard, after mistaking it for an incoming missile. Iranian armed forces had been bracing for a counterattack after launching missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq in response to the killing of its top commander, Gen. Qassim Soleimani, in a U.S. strike earlier in January.
A record number of new confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded across the globe on Saturday, with more than 250,000 cases reported, the World Health Organization said. It was the first time the number of new single-day infections topped a quarter-million, the health agency added, with 259,848 cases recorded. The United States, Brazil, South Africa and India, which has reached more than one million cases on Friday, reported the biggest increases.
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.
A boy was left with arm, head, and chest injuries after the shark attack near Stanley, on the northwest coast of Tasmania, Australia. Ambulance Tasmania said in a statement on Facebook that the boy was on a fishing expedition when a shark grabbed him from a boat and pulled him into the water. Hours before the attack, police said a "large shark" was seen near Stanley and encouraged people to "take necessary precautions," according to the Australian Associated Press.
In a carefully worded policy, the Pentagon is banning Confederate flags from military installations without using the word "ban" to avoid openly contradicting President Trump, who has defended people's rights to display it.
The Minneapolis City Council on Friday declared racism a public health emergency, a move that comes after weeks of unrest following the police custody death of George Floyd in May that sparked national outrage. The council approved a resolution that states the city of Minneapolis will recognize “the severe impact of racism on the well-being of residents and city overall and allocate funding, staff, and additional resources to actively engage in racial equity in order to name, reverse, and repair the harm done” to black, Indigenous and people of color. “Racism has various forms including historical, individual, systemic and that has not only continued to present day, but has been institutionalized to ensure the concentration of material, power and resources into the hands of white bodied individuals,” reads the resolution, written by council members Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham.
Goldberg told Yahoo News' “Skullduggery” podcast that she is frustrated by people who “hold themselves up as free speech defenders and yet also are kind of willing to proscribe the speech of people that they really disagree with. So one of the things that has really frustrated people about Bari, for example, is her attitude towards pro-Palestinian speech and towards the advocacy of causes that I think she [Weiss] holds in contempt. Goldberg expressed sadness over the bullying, saying she doesn't know how Weiss tolerated it.
At least 14 people have died in the latest round of seasonal rains and flooding in southern China, as soldiers and workers built makeshift barriers with sandbags and rocks Saturday to keep the Yangtze River and its tributaries at bay. Three floodgates of the Three Gorges Dam that spans the Yangtze were opened as the water level behind the massive dam rose more than 15 meters (50 feet) above flood level, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The dam was holding back about 45% of the water, Xinhua said, citing China Three Gorges Corp.
The St. Louis couple that gained notoriety after pointing loaded firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters passing by their home last month joined a Trump campaign event late Friday to recount the terror they experienced on that fateful day when demonstrators encroached on their sidewalks. Speaking to Kim Guilfoyle, campaign adviser and partner to Donald Trump, Jr. in a campaign livestream, Mark McCloskey echoed President Trump in painting a picture of a complete breakdown of law and order. “I thought that within seconds we'd be overrun, they'd be in the house, they'd be setting fires, they'd be killing us,” he said of the protesters marching past on their way to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home last month.
More than 105,000 people have been arrested in Zimbabwe since March for violating regulations aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police say. Opposition and civil society groups are mobilising for nationwide protests on 31 July to demand that President Emmerson Mnangagwa step down. Under current regulations, all Zimbabweans returning from abroad are required to remain in quarantine for three weeks at a government-approved facility.
They're arguably the most indispensable institutions in our communities, and scarcely one month before classes are set to begin we're finally getting around to discussing whether students will be able to return to campus — and really only because districts in Los Angeles and San Diego announced earlier this week that their schools will remain closed indefinitely, and because the White House and the Orange County Board of Education have staked out the opposite position. In other words, we're being forced into a discussion that should have started the moment students were sent home in March.
The following is a transcript of an interview with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms that aired Sunday, July 19, 2020, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: We go now to Atlanta, the city where John Lewis lived. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joins us from her home this morning.
Jared Siskin/Getty Images The National Museum for African American History and Culture removed a chart listing "whiteness" attributes after receiving criticism from Donald Trump Jr and conservative media. The chart listed "hard work," "respecting authority," and "objective, rational linear thinking" as some of the attributes of "white dominant culture, or whiteness." Donald Trump Jr. criticized the graphic earlier this week, tweeting: "These aren't 'white' values.
And just like that, though criminal and civil cases against them were dismissed, two-thirds of Niota's police force had to be replaced, Roughly 85 percent of police departments serve municipalities with under 25,000 people and are likely covered by a liability insurer. These smaller departments rarely make national news, but they are more likely than big-city departments to be troubled, experts say. While police killings have fallen in big cities over the past six years, a FiveThirtyEight data analysis shows they have increased in suburban and rural areas.
A violent confrontation ensued Friday in Chicago between protesters attempting to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus and police who responded to protect the statue. Activists and local officials have condemned actions by law enforcement and called on the city's mayor to remove the Christopher Columbus statue. Local Chicago officials are speaking out after protesters' attempt to tear down a Christopher Columbus statue Friday night ended in a violent clash with police.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Eliot Engel, a powerful House committee chair who served decades in Congress, was defeated by a political newcomer in a stunning upset showing the power of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, according to the Associated Press. More than three weeks after polls closed in the the New York primary, Jamaal Bowman was officially declared the winner Friday over incumbent Engel, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee – ending a 30 year career in Congress. "The numbers are clear, and I will not be the Democratic nominee for the 16th Congressional District seat in the fall election," Engel said.
A United Nations agency acknowledged Sunday that a U.S.-sought oil tanker “hijacked” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates after allegedly smuggling Iranian crude oil is back in Iranian waters. The International Labor Organization said that the MT Gulf Sky was hijacked July 5, citing its captain. That mirrors earlier reporting by The Associated Press.
Back at the end of March, when the coronavirus was first surging in the United States, polls showed Americans felt similarly about both presidential candidates ability to handle the pandemic. Three months later, that's changed, a new survey released from The Washington Post and ABC News finds. The poll, released Sunday, shows the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, holding a 20-point advantage over President Trump when it comes to which candidate voters trust more to deal with the pandemic.
A "wartime state" has been declared in Urumqi, the capital of China's western Xinjiang region, after a spike in cases of coronavirus. Officials on Saturday said 17 new cases had been recorded and strict measures on movement had been imposed. Although the figure appears low, China has recorded very few significant outbreaks since Covid-19 emerged in the city of Wuhan late last year.