Winemakers have been on alert with the current wildfires still burning in Northern California.
Winemakers have been on alert with the current wildfires still burning in Northern California.
In a contentious interview on the BBC's “Newshour,” the president's new coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, said the United States had actually handled the coronavirus pandemic better than Europe, citing a discredited statistic of unknown origin. In recent days, Atlas has eclipsed Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx as Trump's most visible, and presumably trusted, coronavirus adviser. In that role he used his appearance on the BBC to defend aspects of the president's widely criticized response to COVID-19.
A small shark hung onto a Florida beachgoer's arm relentlessly over the weekend, and the victim acted like it was no big deal. In video widely seen on social media, an unidentified bearded man in blue trunks is seen standing with a gray nurse shark latched on to his upper arm as he cradles it like a baby. “A beach patron came up to the tower and advised me that this guy needed help out on the sandbar with a shark that was stuck to his arm,” Lifeguard Brian Bricious told 12 News.
Blake charged with sexually assaulting a woman At the time of the Aug. 23 shooting, Blake had a warrant out for his arrest for a case filed in July in Kenosha County. According to a criminal complaint, Blake allegedly entered the house of a woman he knew in the early hours of the morning, sexually assaulted her and then took a debit card and car keys before fleeing in her vehicle. Blake is charged in that pending case with felony third-degree sexual assault, and misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, conservative Republican candidate for Georgia's 14th congressional district, has caused outrage online by posting a threatening image to Facebook. The pro-Trump candidate posted a picture on Thursday morning in which she stands holding a firearm next to images of the “Squad” — representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. Ms Greene describes herself in her Twitter bio as “Christian, Wife, Mom, Small Business Owner, Proud American, 100% Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Trump, #MAGA”.
The signal from this event travelled for some seven billion years to reach Earth but was still sufficiently strong to rattle laser detectors in the US and Italy in May last year. Researchers say the colliding black holes produced a single entity with a mass 142 times that of our Sun. This is noteworthy. Science has long traced the presence of black holes on the sky that are quite a bit smaller or even very much larger.
Erica Kious fought back tears as she read from a statement saying Pelosi should be the one to apologize to Americans for her actions earlier this week.
A senior Defense Department official with firsthand knowledge of events and a senior U.S. Marine Corps officer who was told about Trump's comments confirmed some of the remarks to The Associated Press, including the 2018 cemetery comments. The defense officials said Trump made the comments as he begged off visiting the cemetery outside Paris during a meeting following his presidential daily briefing on the morning of Nov. 10, 2018. Staffers from the National Security Council and the Secret Service told Trump that rainy weather made helicopter travel to the cemetery risky, but they could drive there.
“I do not want to talk to you, especially Williamson County,” the 20-year-old said in body camera footage. Moments later, without provocation, deputy Lorenzo Hernandez grabbed the young woman. The violent escalation of what should have been a routine law enforcement interaction is the latest in a string of aggressive encounters by Williamson County Sheriff's deputies that have come to light amid ongoing investigation by the American-Statesman, part of the USA TODAY Network.
A Tennessee state trooper accused of tearing off a man's mask during an encounter outside the state capitol last month has been arrested on assault charges, court and jail records show. Harvey Briggs, 52, was booked into the Davidson County Sheriff's Office around 9:22 p.m. Thursday. Arrest warrants state Briggs “ripped a mask from the face of a protester who was taking part in a 'peaceful demonstration' near the Tennessee State Capitol on Aug. 10,” WKRN reported.
Mark Zuckerberg said he has personally discussed with President Donald Trump the use of his "problematic" rhetoric. "I have had certain discussions with him in the past where I've told him that I thought some of the rhetoric was problematic," the Facebook CEO said in an appearance on CBS News. Zuckerberg announced a series of new policies that will be implemented on the social media platform to help safeguard the integrity of the 2020 election.
Police in Colombia have arrested three Venezuelans who were part of a failed plot organized by a former U.S. Green Beret to sneak across the border and oust President Nicolás Maduro, The Associated Press has learned The three were arrested in simultaneous raids by heavily-armed security forces Wednesday in the capital of Bogota, a person in contact with the men at the time of their arrest told AP. The person, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the continuing investigation, said the three were picked up on charges of providing military training for illicit and “terrorist” activities, which carries a prison penalty of 20 to 30 years.
The first and last time Don Murkerson saw his 26-year-old daughter, Emily, at Halifax Health Medical Center was after she was in the hospital for seven days, when her heart stopped beating. On April 29, Emily was crossing the street with her boyfriend on a motorized scooter near the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach when she was struck by a car, according to her mother, Gale Murkerson. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Halifax Health had strict visitation policies during Emily's stay in April and early May. ICU patients were not allowed to have any visitors in accordance with federal and state guidelines, spokesman John Guthrie wrote in an emailed statement.
More than 40 crew members were missing after a ship carrying cattle from New Zealand to China capsized in stormy weather in the East China Sea, the Japanese coastguard said on Thursday. A lone crew member from the Gulf Livestock 1 had been rescued so far. Three vessels, four airplanes and two divers were taking part in the search, the coastguard said.
Facebook said it will take down videos of President Trump telling voters they should vote twice: once by mail, and once in the polling station. A Facebook spokesperson told Axios the video "violates our policies prohibiting voter fraud," but if users post it with context explaining that the information about voting twice is false, the video can stay up. Facebook on Thursday said it had not removed any versions of the video yet.
The largest solar telescope in Europe has released unprecedented close-up images of the sun — and they are a little bit terrifying. GREGOR, a telescope operated by a team of German scientists at the Teide Observatory in Spain, has obtained new high-resolution images of the intricate structure of the sun — the best ever captured by a European telescope, scientists said. Researchers attributed the never-before-seen detail of the images to a major redesign of the telescope by scientists and engineers at the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS).
The Pentagon has ordered the military's independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, to cease publication at the end of the month, despite congressional efforts to continue funding the century-old publication. The order to halt publication by Sept. 30, and dissolve the organization by the end of January, follows the Pentagon's move earlier this year to cut the $15.5 million in funding for the paper from the Defense Department budget. The letter, signed by 15 senators — including Republicans and Democrats — also warns Esper that the department is legally prohibited from canceling a budget program while a temporary continuing resolution to fund the federal government is in effect.
A college professor in Argentina experiencing COVID-19 symptoms died after gasping for breath while conducting a Zoom lecture. Paola de Simone, 46, a professor of government and international relations at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires, died Wednesday, the university said in a statement on Twitter. A wife and mother, de Simone said she had been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for at least four weeks, according to a Aug. 28 Twitter post.
During his visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Democratic candidate Joe Biden claimed that a “black guy invented the lightbulb, not a white guy named Edison”. Mr Biden made the claim in a section of a speech delivered at the Grace Lutheran Church following his meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, the black man shot seven times by a police officer in August. Promising to improve the country's record on racial justice if he wins the election, Mr Biden decried the lack of representation in the teaching of history.
The New York City Police Department denied claims that the car was one of its unmarked vehicles. An NYPD representative said the force was asking the driver of the vehicle, and anyone who may have been injured in the incident, to come forward. A car plowed through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square on Thursday, and the police are asking the driver to come forward.
Owners of a $41 million superyacht will pay a $100,000 fine after damaging hundreds of coral colonies in Hawaii. The yacht, the Formosa, dropped anchor onto coral, breaking 431 coral colonies across more than 11,000 square feet, Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources said. Owners of a 197-foot superyacht will pay a hefty fine after damaging coral colonies in Hawaii's Kailua Bay in 2018, the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources announced this week.