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A carjacking suspect who had already been arrested shot three Chicago police officers as they attempted to escort him into custody on Thursday morning, authorities said. The gunman was being taken out of a patrol van and walked into Northwest Side police station at around 9.30am when he opened fire, hitting the officers. It was not immediately clear whether the suspect used his own gun or took a weapon from one of the police officers.
President Donald Trump took a Friday swing through Florida, a state critical to his reelection prospects and bracketed by two storms — one now bringing daily records on COVID-19 deaths and the other swirling just to the south in the form of Hurricane Isaias. Trump delivered a campaign speech with Florida sheriffs that continued his effort to pin a surge in crime in some of the nation's largest cities on their Democratic mayors as he has threatened to send federal law enforcement to protect what he describes as besieged communities. Speaking soon after a federal appeals court threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing because of potential juror bias, Trump attacked Democratic rival Joe Biden for his shifting position on capital punishment.
Emails between Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his chief financial officer David Ebersman were revealed as part of the hearing. In one, Mr Zuckerberg said: "These businesses are nascent but the networks established, the brands are already meaningful, and if they grow to a large scale they could be very disruptive to us... I'm curious if we should consider going after one or two of them."
Too many can't take paid leave when they're sick or don't have the option of working remotely. Too many aren't paid enough at work to afford the childcare they need to actually go to work. With all the privileges I have, if I still feel such an overwhelming fear that I'm letting down my daughters, how can we as a nation possibly expect those who don't have those same advantages to shoulder these burdens without any help?
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulled out of a virtual roundtable hosted by Crain's Chicago Business to avoid appearing on the same digital stage as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who has been a lightning rod for criticism after the police killing of George Floyd, sources told The Chicago Tribune. Lightfoot had been scheduled to join political consultant David Axelrod “and the mayors of two Midwest cities on Wednesday to discuss how COVID-19 and recent civil unrest will define the future of our nation's cities,” according to a since-deleted Crain's Facebook post.
Ghislaine Maxwell lied in court when she claimed she had not been in contact with associate Jeffrey Epstein for “over a decade” before his death, according to explosive newly unsealed documents. In a failed bid to win bail, Ms Maxwell had claimed in a Manhattan court earlier this month that the media sought to blame her for Epstein's crimes after his suicide - even though she had not been in contact with him for years. US District Judge Loretta Preska last week ordered the release of large portions of more than 80 documents from the civil suit against Ms Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who accused Epstein of having kept her as a “sex slave” with the socialite's assistance.
A woman who last month filmed a Florida police officer drawing his weapon during a pullover was arrested for failing to return the car seen in that viral video, authorities said Friday. Joneshia Wilkerson, 23, was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of failure to return a leased vehicle and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to to a Pinellas County Sheriff's statement. "The credit card number Wilkerson used belonged to a victim in Indiana who was still in possession of their original card," according to the sheriff's statement.
After nearly a third of Poland towns and municipalities declared "LGBT-free zones," the European Union has stepped in and denied funding to them. Six towns in Poland that have adopted the homophobic policies have been denied funding, according to a statement from the EU's Commissioner for Equality. "EU values and fundamental rights must be respected by Member States and state authorities," said Commissioner Helena Dalli in a tweet Tuesday.
Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images Congressional Republican staffers said they are required to come to work in person but their bosses are not taking the necessary precautions to protect against coronavirus. The staffers, who spoke on condition of anonymity with Politico, said they were also ridiculed for wearing a mask at work. The issue came to light after Politico reported that GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert tested positive for COVID-19.
Some call it a floating city, a flotilla of 260 mostly Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos archipelago that is stirring diplomatic tension and raising worries about the threat to sharks, manta rays and other vulnerable species in waters around the UNESCO world heritage site. Yet the vast fleet is in international waters, outside a maritime border around the Galapagos and also outside coastal waters off Ecuador, which controls the archipelago. That means the fleet, one of the biggest seen in years off South America's Pacific coast, is likely to fish with minimal monitoring until its holds are full.
President Donald Trump's go-it-alone presidency crested on Thursday with a suggestion that the country delay the November election. The idea undercut allies and aides who months ago accused Joe Biden of promoting “conspiracy theory ramblings” by predicting Trump would do this very thing. On Thursday night, Trump himself explained the tweet as an attempt to focus the country on the prospect of massive mail-in voter fraud, a phenomenon that researchers say does not exist and could be guarded against with more funding.
Police in Hong Kong are seeking the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries, including the UK, media reports say. The group reportedly includes former UK consulate worker Simon Cheng, well-known activist Nathan Law and US citizen Samuel Chu. They are wanted on suspicion of violating a new security law imposed in Hong Kong by Beijing, Chinese state TV reported, calling them "troublemakers".
The UK Supreme Court will examine the case of a British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State, after the government appealed against a court decision to allow her to return to Britain to fight for her citizenship. Shamima Begum, who was born to Bangladeshi parents, left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to Syria via Turkey with two schoolfriends. In Syria, she married an Islamic State fighter and lived in the capital of the violent jihadist group's self-declared caliphate.
Narcos: Mexico's first two seasons revolve around the 1985 murder of undercover DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was abducted, tortured and slain by the Guadalajara Cartel he was investigating. Mining thrilling drama from reality, the Netflix series is a true story about bravery and villainy that's overflowing with larger-than-life figures, be it the bold Camarena, the ruthless cartel kingpins Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo and Rafael Caro Quintero, or the resolute DEA agents intent on bringing to justice those responsible for their comrade's killing—the latter group led by Walt Breslin, a take-no-prisoners American tasked with leading the retaliatory mission against the drug lords.
REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity A slew of court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were unsealed in federal court Friday. They include testimony from Virginia Roberts Giuffre accusing former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz of having sex with her while she was sex trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell's direction. Dershowitz has adamantly denied the allegations over the years, and on Friday again tried to defend himself in a statement to Insider.
Three Chicago police officers and a suspect in a carjacking were injured in an exchange of gunfire outside a Northwest Side police station Thursday morning, apparently after the suspect concealed a weapon during his arrest, several sources told the Chicago Tribune. The sources said the 25-year-old suspect, who had just been arrested and was handcuffed, opened fire on an officer who opened the rear door of his police vehicle when they arrived at the station to transfer him to a lockup. Three officers returned fire on the suspect, who was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he remained in custody Thursday.
Democrats rejected a short-term extension of a $600 weekly unemployment benefit proposed by the White House on Thursday.
The European Union on Thursday imposed travel and financial sanctions on a department of Russia's military intelligence service and on firms from North Korea and China over their suspected participation in major cyberattacks across the world. In its first ever sanctions related to cybercrime, the EU targeted the department for special technologies of the Russian military intelligence service, known as Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, it said in a statement. The bloc accused the Russian service of having carried out two cyberattacks in June 2017, which hit several companies in Europe resulting in large financial losses.
Israeli security officials on Thursday announced they have caught a Hamas militant who fled the Gaza Strip and swam into Israeli waters, confirming weeks of rumors that a Hamas figure had “defected” to Israel. Israel's Shin Bet security agency said that Izz el-Din Hussein, 24, fled Gaza on June 28 to escape family problems and unspecified “persecution” by Hamas commanders. The Shin Bet said Hussein joined Hamas' military wing in 2013 and commanded an “air defense” unit that included training with anti-aircraft missiles.
Democratic and Republican governors Thursday swiftly denounced President Donald Trump's suggestion the November presidential election be delayed, defending the legitimacy of voting by mail and assuring voters the election will take place Nov. 3. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, fired back at the president in a series of tweets: "@realDonaldTrump, Illinois will hold our election as required by law on November 3rd." Pritzker called the right to vote "essential," adding that's why he signed a law to expand vote-by-mail and make elections in Illinois safer during the coronavirus pandemic.