Lonnie Quinn has the updated forecast for July 20, 2020
Lonnie Quinn has the updated forecast for July 20, 2020
The top Democrats on Capitol Hill have sounded the alarm over what they said are serious and specific efforts from foreign entities to interfere in the 2020 elections and have requested an immediate briefing on the matter for Congress from federal authorities on the subject. In a July 13 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), joined by the top Democrats of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, wrote they are “gravely concerned… that Congress appears to be the target of a concerted foreign interference campaign, which seeks to launder and amplify disinformation in order to influence congressional activity, public debate, and the presidential election in November.”
Portland, Oregon, was grappling with dwindling anti-racism protests and adjacent acts of vandalism in July, weeks after police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis. But state and local officials all agree a surge of federal agents made everything much worse. Portland Mayor Tom Wheeler, Gov. Kate Brown (D), and other Oregon officials are demanding the federal agents leave Portland — President Trump and the Homeland Security Department's acting leaders are refusing — and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sued DHS and U.S. Marshals Service in federal court Friday, seeking a restraining order to "immediately stop federal authorities from unlawfully detaining Oregonians."
A Chinese study published in June found that antibody levels in patients who had recovered from COVID-19 fell sharply within two to three months after infection. We're seeing in other countries evidence that people may be losing their antibodies over a period of time,” says Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Dara Kass. And so we need to continue to test and track patients not just when they're actively infected but also as they recover to understand more about what it means to be recovered from this coronavirus.
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.
California congresswoman Maxine Waters went to assist a black man who was pulled over by police in Los Angeles this weekend. In a video shared online, Ms Waters parked her SUV and said she intervened to see what Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were doing when they pulled a black man over. The black Democrat told the person videoing that “they stopped a brother so I stopped to see what they [the LAPD] were doing”.
A 26-year-old CBS New York reporter died after a moped accident Saturday, the station announced in a video tribute. "Reporter Nina Kapur joined the team in June 2019 and was known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling," the station shared. She died at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after the accident, the station reported, adding, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina's family.
AP Photo Photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii became the subject of a viral meme over the weekend. In the photos, Zuckerberg's face is covered in zinc oxide — a white substance that meme makers compared to mime face paint and Batman's notorious antagonist, The Joker. Although zinc oxide and other physical sunscreens may look funny because they sit on top of the skin, they're more effective in physically blocking harmful rays, rather than absorbing them like chemical sunscreens do.
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.
China's embassy in Myanmar on Sunday accused the United States of “outrageously smearing” the country and driving a wedge with its Southeast Asian neighbors over the contested South China Sea and Hong Kong, as tensions mount between the superpowers. Responding to U.S. claims Beijing was undermining the sovereignty of its neighbors, the Chinese embassy said U.S. agencies abroad were doing "disgusting things" to contain China and had showed a "selfish, hypocritical, contemptible, and ugly face". The United States last week hardened its position on the South China Sea, saying it would back countries in the region that challenge Beijing's claim to about 90% of the strategic waterway.
Firstly, like the Green New Deal, Biden's plans reframe climate action as a jobs, infrastructure and clean energy stimulus. After three decades of economic elites failing to pitch a carbon tax as a solution to the supposed “market failure” of greenhouse gas emissions, Biden has elected to focus instead on economy-wide performance standards as the cutting edge of decarbonization. And while earlier generations of Democrats wanted consumers to foot the bill for that clean energy transition at the gas pump, a position shared by Milton Friedman, Biden takes Keynes and Franklin Roosevelt as his intellectual and political forebears.
The sheriff of Jacksonville, Florida, said Monday his office can't keep the Republican National Convention safe when it comes to his city next month, another sign of disorder as Republicans scramble to put on a "celebration" for President Donald Trump to accept the GOP nomination. Sheriff Mike Williams, a Republican, raised concerns about funding for sufficient security for the four-day convention, which is expected to bring thousands of people to Jacksonville, as well as lacking clear plans. “Where we are today is we can't support this plan,” Williams said in an interview with Jacksonville media.
Add to those incongruities a heightened awareness of the harm that indigenous people endured in the missions — where Franciscans assaulted their cultures and where diseases battered their communities — and it is no wonder that reminders of Serra's life and work provoke pain, anger and calls for removal, especially in a time of fervent demands that those in power (now and in the past) be held accountable for their wrongs. And yet, we should consider what will be lost if his image and name disappear from the public square. If we cancel Serra, we could further “whiten” American history, or at least the part of it we popularize.
The global wave of anti-racism protests sparked by the US police killing of George Floyd has barely touched North Africa, despite everyday discrimination in a region with a long slave-trading history. Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach Europe, say they suffer endemic day-to-day racism. "Floyd's death awakened the anger and rage dormant within us," said Fabrice, an undocumented Cameroonian in his 40s who lives in Algiers, adding that it twisted "the knife in the wound".
Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn urged an appeals court Monday to immediately shut down the lingering fight over whether a lower-court judge must dismiss the criminal case against him. "The district court has hijacked and extended a criminal prosecution for almost three months for its own purposes,” Flynn's attorneys wrote in a filing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Flynn has been fighting for months against U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is seeking to hold a hearing on whether he must dismiss the case against the former Trump White House official after the Justice Department moved to drop the charge against him.
Aaron Robinson, a suspect in her slaying and a fellow Fort Hood soldier, shot and killed himself as police moved in to arrest him. A woman that officials identified as Robinson's girlfriend was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of tampering with evidence. In the company of her son and his three daughters, Almanza, who is from Río Grande in Zacatecas made the long journey from his town to Houston aboard a bus.
Meet The Press Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday warned that his state "could become Florida," a current COVID-19 epicenter in the US. DeWine, who was at first lauded for proactive steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Ohio, has received criticism for his refusal to issue a statewide mask order. At the end of April, DeWine issued a statewide mask mandate but quickly rescinded it following criticism, calling his own order "offensive."
China on Monday (July 20) opened the sluices at Wangjiaba, a key hydrological station on the Huai River, to release flood pressure as water levels continued to surge in east China's Anhui province. Affected by the recent heavy rainfalls, the water level at Wangjiaba station on the main stream of the Huai River rose rapidly on Monday, exceeding 0.36 metres (1.18 ft. above the warning level, reported by Xinhua.
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.
An anonymous official who said they possess detailed evidence of Mike Pompeo's “questionable activities” as US Secretary of State was blocked from reporting those issues within the State Department, according to a newly-public whistleblower complaint. The complaint was released during the weekend following legal challenges by the government watchdog group American Oversight, which sued the State Department in an effort to obtain access to whistleblower complaints filed against Mr Pompeo. A heavily-redacted four-page document, the complaint accuses Mr Pompeo of engaging in concerning activities throughout Washington, in New York and Florida and overseas — all of which the whistleblower claimed to have witnessed.
Joe Biden said Monday he would overturn on his first day in office President Donald Trump's travel ban that initially targeted Muslim-majority countries. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, said Muslims were the first to suffer attacks under the Trump administration the led to kids being bullied in school and an increase in hate crimes. Biden said Trump appointed unnamed key leaders in the Defense Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development despite their open Islamophobia.