- The death toll from COVID-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.The respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are also among the 500,000 fatalities and more than 10 million reported cases.While the overall rate of death has
- Unilever, Coca-Cola, Hershey, Starbucks and Honda say they are pausing advertising on social media platforms including Facebook over hate speech.
Four men were charged for trying to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson near the White HouseJackson owned at least 95 slaves at his Tennessee plantation and brought some of them with him to the White House.
- Warning that Islamic extremists want to impose fundamentalist religious rule in American communities, right-wing lawmakers in dozens of U.S. states have tried banning Sharia, an Arabic term often understood to mean Islamic law. These political debates – which cite terrorism and political violence in the Middle East to argue that Islam is incompatible with modern society – reinforce stereotypes that the Muslim world is uncivilized. They also reflect ignorance of Sharia, which is not a
- The Minneapolis police chief and mayor on Sunday began their push for sweeping policy changes with a new rule that prevents officers involved in using deadly force from reviewing body camera footage before completing an initial police report.The new standards come after a proposal by the Minneapolis City Council to dismantle the police force following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed Black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight mi
- The staggering milestone comes as virus cases have surged in the U.S. in recent weeks, and as South America has emerged as a virus hotspot.
- The suspects were described as at least six, and possibly up to twelve, males in their late teens or early twenties, according to police.
- A shooting at a Louisville protest over Breonna Taylor left one man dead and a suspect in hospital.
The zoo from 'Tiger King' is being investigated after photos appear to show lions infested with maggots and fliesThe photos taken at the Oklahoma zoo were made public by the animal rights campaign group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
New Yorkers who travel to Florida, Texas, and other states with high COVID-19 infection rates will lose paid sick leave benefitsAlabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and Texas all currently have positive test rates higher than 10%.
- The order from the state's governor comes as the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 500,000 on Sunday night.
- When police ordered a local mayor in southern Spain to take down a rainbow flag put up to celebrate gay pride on Friday because it was illegal, more than 300 households in the village rallied to the cause and flew their own flags.By the time gay pride celebrations took place in Spain on Sunday, the Andalusian village of Villanueva de Algaidas near Malaga was awash with flags hanging from balconies, windows and even a bar in solidarity.Juan Civico, Socialist mayor of the village of 4,000 inhabita
Louisville shooting: At least one person killed in Jefferson Square Park where Black Lives Matter protests heldPeople have been gathering in the downtown park to protest Breonna Taylor's death and police brutality.
- White House says Trump wasn't briefed on intelligence about Russian offer of bounty payments. If so, that shows negligence, some Republicans say.
- Subsonic or supersonic, ship-hunting bombers appear set to play a major role in the naval warfare capabilities of China, Russia, and the United States into the mid-twenty-first century.
- A missile exploded earlier this month near the convoy of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri while he visited a mountainous area in the eastern Bekaa Valley, a Saudi-owned TV station reported Sunday.The blast reportedly occurred some 500 meters (yards) away from Hariri's motorcade on June 17.Hariri was returning from a visit to the top Sunni cleric in the Bekaa valley, days after sectarian tensions and rare clashes in Beirut sparked by Lebanon's ongoing economic and financial crisis, the
- U.S. lawmakers will try this week to revive efforts to enact police reform legislation in Congress, a Republican senator said on Sunday, after moves to address police misconduct following the death of George Floyd deteriorated into partisan bickering.Senator Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate and author of a Republican reform bill that Democrats blocked last week, said he will meet in coming days with lawmakers who crafted sweeping Democratic legislation that passed the House of
- Headteachers have threatened to undermine the Government's plan to reopen schools in September by refusing to punish parents who keep their children at home. Teaching unions said many would use a loophole in the law to avoid levying fines on parents failing to send their children to classes. Some headteachers, however, urged the Government to tighten the rules to ensure that parents without a valid excuse are fined for the non-attendance of their children. It comes amid widespread fears that con
Corrupt Chicago Police Sgt. Xavier Elizondo Gets More Than 7 Years In Prison For Lying To Get Warrants, Stealing Cash And DrugsA federal judge has sentenced corrupt Chicago Police Sgt. Xavier Elizondo to 87 months in prison, after the officer and his partner were convicted last year of lying to judges to obtain search warrants, and then stealing cash and drugs from the properties they searched.
- A Facebook post falsely claimed the CDC admitted adding influenza and pneumonia deaths to its COVID-19 death count.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an order Saturday stripping paid sick leave for New Yorkers who voluntarily travel to high-risk states after June 25.
- The wife of one of two Canadians imprisoned in China said Sunday she is "disappointed" by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's refusal to consider a swap for a detained Huawei executive facing extradition to the United States.Trudeau firmly rejected appeals that he intervene in the extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, in order to win the release of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Robert Jenrick under fresh pressure after whistleblower claims he ignored pleas to block Westferry projectRobert Jenrick has found himself under fresh pressure, after a whistleblower claimed he ignored pleas from senior officials to block the controversial Westferry printworks project. The Housing Secretary reportedly overruled objections from civil servants and lawyers to greenlight Tory donor Richard Desmond’s £1 billion development in January, with one source saying he showed “total disregard” for the law. Mr Jenrick had weeks earlier watched a promotional video for the lu
- Priti Patel has said Labour MPs who accused her of attempting to "gaslight" black people in her response to Black Lives Matter protests were "racist" in their views of her. Ms Patel clashed with a group of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Labour MPs after they accused the Tory politician of using her Indian heritage to cast doubt on black communities' experience of racism in the UK. The Cabinet minister had previously told the 33 MPs who wrote to her that she would "not be silenced" by th
- Dramatic video appears to show the gunman shooting near peaceful protesters who gathered in the park.
Trump news: President praises ‘great people’ shouting ‘white power’ as Pelosi brands his alleged inaction over Russia-Taliban reports ‘as bad as it gets’Donald Trump has praised “great people” in footage he shared of furious protesters clashing over his presidency outside a Florida retirement home, in which one apparent supporter repeatedly shouts “white power” from a golf buggy.The only black Republican senator Tim Scott urged him to remove the “indefensible” footage, which he later did. The White House claimed he did not hear the racist chant.
- Florida in particular faces a greater risk from the dust as the state experiences record-breaking coronavirus numbers, its ICU capacity under 25 percent.
- Gottlieb said the coronavirus is likely to spread to more vulnerable communities, resulting in more deaths.
- The suspect arrested in the shooting death of a man during a Louisville protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor had taken part in demonstrations but was disruptive and had been asked by other protesters to leave, authorities and protesters said Sunday.The man, identified by an arrest citation as Steven Nelson Lopez, was hospitalized and being interviewed by homicide investigators about the shooting that happened late Saturday, interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said at a
Health Department Investigating Potential COVID-19 Exposure At Drive-In Graduation Ceremony In Westchester CountyGov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering state health officials to investigate potential coronavirus exposure in Westchester County, after someone who attended a drive-in graduation ceremony for Horace Greeley High School students tested positive for COVID-19. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
- A giant rainbow flag was unfurled in front of the main memorial hall for late autocratic leader Chiang Kai-shek before being ushered away by police.Taiwan, largely unscathed by the coronavirus pandemic, held the "Taiwan Pride Parade for the World" as a show of solidarity with countries unable to hold LGBTQ celebrations due to restrictions on public events to stop the spread of the virus. Taipei normally holds its main Pride Parade in late October when the weather is cooler.An international crowd
- A post listing 5 "accomplishments" of Trump is partly false. High national debt and unemployment, and a bear market have occurred on Trump's watch.
- Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) implored President Donald Trump to publicly wear a mask on Sunday in order to cool the politicization of mask-wearing, appealing to the president’s vanity in the process.With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surging across the nation and states pulling back on reopening their economies, Alexander was asked by CNN’s Manu Raju on Sunday morning about the president’s resistance to symbolically embrace a basic safety protocol.“You, I
Connecticut and Rhode Island are the only 2 states where coronavirus cases are declining as the virus surges in the USMeanwhile, at least 36 states have seen a surge in new cases, and the US has reached a record 2,510,337 confirmed cases.
- Authorities in Louisville, Kentucky were investigating after a suspect opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protesters at Jefferson Square Park.
- A campaign spokesperson said the cancellations were "out of an abundance of caution" as cases climb in Florida and Arizona.
- Boris Johnson will reform Whitehall by recruiting more Brexiteers and relocating Government departments to the regions, Michael Gove has said. The moves will come as part of a wholesale reform of the civil service that will include ousting its head, Sir Mark Sedwill. Mr Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster said the "looking glass" world of Westminster had caused Whitehall to be "estranged from the majority" when the EU referendum was held in 2016. Mr Johnson, together with his chief ad
- The following is a transcript of an interview with Senator Tim Scott that aired Sunday, June 28, 2020, on "Face the Nation."
- Clifford Wagner, an 80-year-old Republican in Tucson, Arizona, never cared for President Donald Trump.He supported Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential primary race and cast a protest vote in the general election for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee. An Air Force veteran, Wagner described the Trump presidency as a mortifying experience: His friends in Europe and Japan tell him the United States has become "the laughingstock of the world."This year, Wagner said he would register his opposition
- In these states, residents are required to wear a mask outside at all times when social distancing isn't possible.
- The following is a transcript of an interview with Washington Governor Jay Inslee that aired Sunday, June 28, 2020, on "Face the Nation."
Trump accused of abusing power after tweeting people wanted for vandalising statues during Black Lives Matters protestsFour men have been charged by federal prosecutors for their alleged role in an attempt to take down a statue of Andrew Jackson after Donald Trump called for the arrests of 15 people and shared a series of “wanted” posters, alarming critics that he had put lives at risk by targeting protesters.The men were charged with destruction of federal property, the Justice Department announced on Saturday.
- House Intelligence Committee ranking member, California Congressman, Rep. Devin Nunes, joins ‘Sunday Morning Futures.’
- A majority of American voters support the demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice that have roiled the country over the past month, embracing ideas about bias within the criminal justice system and the persistence of systemic racism that are central tenets of the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a new national poll of registered voters by The New York Times and Siena College.Fifty-nine percent of voters, including 52% of white voters, believe the death of George Flo
- WASHINGTON -- More than four months into fighting the coronavirus in the United States, the shared sacrifice of millions of Americans suspending their lives -- with jobs lost, businesses shuttered, daily routines upended -- has not been enough to beat back a virus whose staying power around the world is only still being grasped.The number of new U.S. cases this last week surged dangerously high, to levels not ever seen in the course of the pandemic, especially in states that had rushed to reopen
- The number of coronavirus infections in many parts of the United States is more than 10 times higher than the reported rate, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The analysis is part of a wide-ranging set of surveys started by the CDC to estimate how widely the virus has spread. Similar studies, sponsored by universities, national governments and the World Health Organization, are continuing all over the world.The CDC study found, for instance, that
- A former police officer who terrorized California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to murders attributed to the Golden State Killer.Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. had remained almost silent in court since his 2018 arrest until he repeatedly uttered the words “guilty” and “I admit” in a hushed and raspy voice as part of a plea agreement that will spare him the death penalty for a
- Forty years after a sadistic suburban rapist terrorized California in what investigators later realized were a series of linked assaults and slayings, a 74-year-old former police officer is expected to plead guilty Monday to being the elusive Golden State Killer.The deal will spare Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. any chance of the death penalty for 13 murders and 13 kidnapping-related charges spanning six counties.“I’ve been on pins and needles because I just don’t like that our live
- The surge in COVID-19 cases has been most pronounced in a handful of Southern and Western states that reopened earlier and more aggressively, despite warnings by health officials to wait to see a steady decline in cases.For a third consecutive day on Saturday, the number of confirmed U.S. cases rose by more than 40,000, one of the largest surges in the world.In Arizona, cases have risen by 250% so far in June and have set record daily increases seven times.
- California on Sunday ordered some bars to close, the first major rollback of efforts to reopen the economy in the most populous U.S. state as cases nationwide soar to record levels day after day.Governor Gavin Newsom's order for bars to close in Los Angeles and six other counties followed moves by Texas and Florida to shut all their bars on Friday.Public health officials in California and throughout the nation have identified bars as the most risky non-essential businesses currently open, the st
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