California Gov. Gavin Newsom unsuccessfully pressed President Trump on Monday to acknowledge that climate change is making wildfires worse across much of the West Coast. “We obviously feel very strongly that the hots are getting hotter, the drys are getting drier,” Newsom told Trump at a roundtable in Sacramento, Calif., where the president stopped for two hours on a fundraising trip for his reelection campaign.
That came hours after video showed police escorting a man in handcuffs into the station and a night after protesters broke windows of police vehicles after the fatal shooting of Ricardo Munoz, 27. Earlier Monday, Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace issued a clear and emotional message less than 24 hours after a city police officer shot and killed a man who was chasing him with what appeared to be a large knife. "I need help.
Armed groups are patrolling wildfire evacuation zones in Oregon to “protect property” and stopping “individuals within the community”, police have said. Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts said at a press conference on Monday that police are seeing “a group of different individuals that are actually trying to protect property.” “Many of the people we have seen going into these areas are actually going in to get another load of their personal belongings,” he said.
The importance, Roper said, is that just a year after the service completed an analysis of alternatives, the Air Force has proven it can use cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques to build and test a virtual version of its next fighter — and then move to constructing a full-scale prototype and flying it with mission systems onboard. This is not just something that you can apply to things that are simple systems” like Boeing's T-7 Red Hawk trainer jet, the first Air Force aircraft to be built using the “holy trinity” of digital engineering, agile software development and open architecture, Roper said.
A Catholic group is launching a multi-million dollar effort to educate Catholic voters in key battleground states about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's “anti-Catholic record and policy agenda” ahead of the general election in November. CatholicVote, a national Catholic political advocacy group, on Tuesday announced the $9.7 million campaign to discourage Catholics from voting for Biden. The organization is producing an “in-depth report on Biden's record on issues Catholics care about,” including a shortened “voter guide” version, that it plans to send to five million Catholic voters.
Hurricane Sally slowed so much overnight that forecasters say it's drifting more than moving — and that's a dangerous thing. Slow moving cyclones make for longer storm impact, and Sally is moving at just 2 mph, the National Hurricane Center says. Landfall is expected sometime Wednesday near the Mississippi-Alabama state line and the flooding could be “historic,” with widespread areas receiving 10 to 20 inches of rain and isolated amounts of 30 inches along the Gulf Coast, the center reported Tuesday.
A nurse at a Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility is accusing the detention center of performing an unusual number of hysterectomies on immigrants being detained there, usually without their consent. Dawn Wooten made the allegations in a whistleblower complaint sent by Project South to the Department of Homeland Security and its inspector general. A nurse at a Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility is accusing the detention center of allowing an unusual number of hysterectomies to be performed on immigrants detained there, often without their consent.
House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy rolled out Republicans' priorities of tax breaks and police funding Tuesday, the GOP's calling card to voters as they try to wrest back seats from Democrats in a long-shot November election bid for majority control. Republicans campaigning alongside President Donald Trump are promising to restore the country to the way it was before the COVID-19 crisis hit, tapping into the same themes of health care and infrastructure investment that have been mainstays of the Democratic platform. “Republicans helped build the greatest economy in a generation and the American way of life was thriving,” said McCarthy, flanked by lawmakers on the steps of the Capitol, to present the “Commitment to America.”
The U.S. Space Force confirmed that its Space Based Infrared System satellites were used to detect more than a dozen Iranian missiles aimed at U.S. war fighters in Iraq in January, giving Americans and their partners crucial warning. On Sept. Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond specifically credited space professionals assigned to the 2nd Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, with providing that early warning, saving the lives of American and coalition forces.
Bill Gates is not sugarcoating how he feels about the US coronavirus response: It is bad. He told STAT's Helen Branswell that the US response to the virus has been a mismanaged situation every step of the way, and said: it's unbelievable — the fact that we would be among the worst in the world. "You have people at the White House who aren't epidemiologists, you know, saying what a great job they've done," Gates also told Bloomberg.
This is for the people who keep asking me about Chicago. Other cities too, sometimes, but it is mostly the City of the Big Shoulders, with its spiraling murder rate, that sends many of you rushing to your keyboards. Why are black people so exercised about police killings of unarmed African Americans, you demand, but not about so-called “Black on Black crime” in the core of our cities?
Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, criticised Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva for asking LeBron James to match a $175,000 reward offered to find a gunman that shot two deputies in Compton over the weekend. Ms Bryant posted her response to the challenge - as well as a flurry of criticism aimed at the sheriff - in a series of Instagram posts on Monday. "[Mr Villanueva] shouldn't be challenging LeBron James to match a reward or 'step up to the plate.'
Susan Collins and Brett Kavanaugh Getty Images/Salon On Tuesday, The Daily Beast broke down the biggest threat to re-election for Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). And it isn't her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, or her vote against convicting President Donald Trump at the impeachment trial — it's the way the election itself will be held. "This fall, Maine is set to be the only state in the country to choose its president and members of Congress using a process called ranked choice voting," wrote congressional reporter Sam Brodey.
A weeks-old anti-mask protest in Utah has become the source of online backlash after a TV news report detailing the rally went viral on social media. The protest, which drew hundreds to the Washington County School District building in St. George, was held Aug. 21 in opposition to a school mask mandate required statewide by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Washington County School District Director of Communications Steve Dunham expressed frustration at protesters, calling it "so dang selfish" that people wouldn't wear a mask in an effort to protect others.
An American woman has been accused of causing a COVID-19 outbreak in a German town after going on a bar crawl while showing symptoms, according to multiple outlets. The unnamed 26-year-old, who works at a hotel for US armed forces and their families in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, was tested on September 8 and told to quarantine until the results were ready, reports said. Markus Söder, the prime minister of the Bavaria region, said there would be "consequences."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief.
A recently fired Facebook data scientist wrote a lengthy memo detailing the tech giant's failures to stop election interference in countries around the world, per a BuzzFeed report. The employee, whose job was to find "inauthentic activity," wrote that the company was slow to take action against fake accounts used to manipulate political outcomes in nations including India, Ukraine, and Bolivia. Sophie Zhang wrote that Facebook instead prioritized its public image in choosing which fake networks to investigate, even if the "disproportionate impact" of real-world problems would go ignored.
Authorities in Panama have discovered a mass grave they believe contains the bodies of people tortured and killed by a religious cult. Investigators had to hike through the mountains for 10 hours to reach the grave in a remote indigenous province in the country's north-west. Skeletal remains are being removed from the grave where they will later be forensically examined.
Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House. Biden's presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly counted. It will also seek to combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and educate voters on the different methods available for casting ballots.
Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs, of Fox News Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images Two of the biggest names from the Fox Corporation are set to testify under oath in a lawsuit over a right-wing conspiracy theory that Russia did not hack the emails from Democratic National Committee that were released to help Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. "Fox News star Sean Hannity was once his network's most prominent booster of conspiracy theories about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, only stopping the rumor-mongering after Rich's grieving parents publicly begged him to knock it off," The Daily Beast reported Monday.