- The pro-democracy paper vows to fight on after the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a new security law.
- As of Monday night, 20,004,254 COVID-19 cases have been recorded worldwide with over 733,900 deaths.
- A derecho – a dangerous, ferocious wall of wind – is taking aim on the Chicago area, forecasters warned.
- One man has died in protests in Belarus as demonstrators clashed with police for a second night after a disputed election handed a sixth term to strongman Alexander Lukashenko. Thousands took to the streets of the capital Minsk on Monday night, saying Mr Lukashenko had stolen the election from his surprise challenger, political novice Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Police used rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas but demonstrators fought back with stones and fireworks and built makeshift barricad
- Yuojin Yusuf was one of 190 passengers aboard an Air India Express plane that skidded and crashed.
- Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders in a tweet on Monday afternoon, saying “no president” has the power to make such unilateral policy decisions.“No president — whether named Obama or Trump or Biden or AOC — has unilateral power to rewrite immigration law or to cut taxes or to raise taxes,” Sasse said. “This is because America doesn’t have kings.”> Mr. Preside
- President Donald Trump was abruptly taken out of the briefing room on Monday during a daily session with reporters.
Trump said the 1918 Spanish Flu 'probably ended' WWII, which did not begin until 21 years after the pandemicThe president likely misspoke and meant to reference World War I, the final months of which overlapped with the spread of the 1918 flu pandemic.
Seattle agrees to America’s ‘most comprehensive protection’ for media and legal observers covering protests against policeSeattle authorities have agreed to what campaigners say is the nation’s “most comprehensive protection” for reporters and legal observers covering protests against the actions of police.Following a number of incidents in which reporters and other observers covering Black Lives Matter protests were arrested or else subjected to crowd control weapons such as pepper spray, the city agreed its police force should not target such individuals.
Trump looks to temporarily bar US citizens returning from abroad if they're suspected of having COVID-19A legal resident may be denied entry if an officer reasonably thinks the person was exposed to or is infected with the coronavirus.
- The masks will “visually remind folks that masking is an important part of navigating the business of natural resources during this tumultuous time,” a spokeswoman said.
- Dr. Sonia Angell offered in a letter to step down as the director of the Department of Public Health over the weekend, and "I accepted her resignation," Newsom told a news conference in Sacramento, the state capital.Calling it a "personnel" issue, Newsom declined to say directly whether the departure of Angell less than a year into her tenure was related to computer problems that caused nearly 300,000 COVID-19 test results to go temporarily unprocessed.
Trump repeats false claim children are ‘immune’ to coronavirus despite 97,000 infections among young people reported in JulyNearly 100,000 young people tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, as school districts across the US plan to reopen during the pandemic.But Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that children are immune from the virus.
- US Secret Service escorted Donald Trump from an in-progress press briefing into the Oval Office following a shooting outside the White House, where law enforcement and medical personnel were treating a person on the sidewalk. Law enforcement reportedly fired several shots at the person.Videos from the scene show Secret Service vehicles and emergency medical responders rushing to the scene near 17th Street, north of the White House lawn near Lafayette Square.
- “We’re all accountable in our respective roles for what happens underneath us,” California's governor said.
Photos show the oil spill in Mauritius that's leaking 4,000 tons of fuel into the pristine, azure waters of the Indian OceanMore than 1,000 tons of oil has leaked into the Indian Ocean, and environmentalists worry it may be too late to undo the damage.
Police searched a United Airlines jet after a reportedly hallucinating passenger claimed there was a bomb on boardPolice officers searched the plane with passengers still on board and offloaded each piece of luggage on the plane to be checked by canine units.
- Team Trump's conflicting messaging on mask led to preventable deaths, 100,000 children caught Covid-19 in July
- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday told NBC News the pandemic has forced ships to remain at sea for longer periods of time.
Aftermath of looting in downtown Chicago: 13 cops injured, 2 people shot, more than 100 arrests, stores trashedCHICAGO - Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said. More than 100 people were arrested as of 9 a.m., according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. Thirteen officers were injured during the unrest, ...
- Biden will accept the presidential nomination and attend the convention from Delaware. Other speakers will attend virtually as well.
- Liberty University in Virginia announced Monday that its board had chosen an interim president to lead the school days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began an indefinite leave of absence after one of his posts on social media created an uproar.Jerry Prevo, who has served as chairman of the school's board of trustees since 2003 and recently retired as the senior pastor of a Baptist church in Alaska, will assume the role of acting president immediately, Liberty said in a news release.Prevo expects to wor
Mother shares video of armed police surrounding black son after they assumed he was attacker when teen called 911Multiple California police officers were filmed pointing guns at three African American teenagers who were were allegedly being threatened by a homeless man.The mother of one of the teenagers in the video, Tammi Collins, shared an 11-minute clip to her Instagram page, showing officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department aiming guns at them in Santa Clarita, California, on 7 August.
- via politico.comAfrican American activists and operatives say Biden would pay a steep price if he chooses a white woman for the ticket.
- Sturgis Motorcycle Rally kicked off in the western part of South Dakota on Friday, leading to 84 arrests in one day, according to a report.The annual rally, which the city council decided would go ahead in June, has drawn thousands of bikers to the state from all over the country, many without masks or social distancing in mind.
'It's literally impossible to stop': Sturgis, South Dakota, braces as hundreds of thousands of bikers arrived in the middle of a pandemicThe annual 10-day Sturgis Rally can bring up to 700,000 bikers into the small city. This year, that could be especially dangerous.
- The theme of this rotten year is racial justice. America needs a fix to our criminal justice system, not a reminder of just how broken it really is.
Trump news - live: President shrugs off White House shooting mid-briefing as he doubles down on wild Covid claims and attacks Biden's faithWhite House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany boasted about Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic despite the US hitting 160,000 deaths from the novel virus over the weekend, while the nation's confirmed infections have climbed past 5 million.The president has pushed back against reports that the Big Ten would move to cancel college sports in the fall after 12 of its 14 presidents voted over the weekend to postpone the season.
Trump new - live: President confirms White House shooting after being suddenly pulled out of coronavirus briefing by agentWhite House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany boasted about Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic despite the US hitting 160,000 deaths from the novel virus over the weekend, while the nation's confirmed infections have climbed past 5 million.The president has pushed back against reports that the Big Ten would move to cancel college sports in the fall after 12 of its 14 presidents voted over the weekend to postpone the season.
- President Trump tweeted on Monday that he is choosing between two locations, Gettysburg, Penn. and the White House, for his speech accepting the Republican nomination, scheduled for the night of Aug. 27.
- The Air Force carried out a captive-carry test of the Lockheed Martin AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW
A man in Washington was arrested after being accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran's jaw during a dispute over wearing face masksCody Hansen, 35, was arrested in Spokane, Washington, on Saturday after police in Kent, Washington, said he attacked a man in a hotel lobby.
An outspoken Tesla critic and short-seller is suing Elon Musk, alleging he defamed him by saying the Tesla short 'almost killed' Tesla employeesTesla eventually dropped the suit when it was unwilling to provide evidence that Hothi had been harassing its employees.
- Up to 80 people who are part of the Senate cafeteria staff in the capitol could face layoffs by October if Congress can't emerge from its coronavirus relief deadlock, CNN reports.The company that employs the workers, Restaurant Associates, did not confirm the number, but did not deny issuing warnings of potential layoffs, which are the result of having to close some of its restaurants because of the pandemic.Senators told CNN they believe they will pass a bill that will fund the Architect of the
Trump news - live: President suddenly pulled out of coronavirus briefing by agent as conference broadcast immediately shut offWhite House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany boasted about Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic despite the US hitting 160,000 deaths from the novel virus over the weekend, while the nation's confirmed infections have climbed past 5 million.The president has pushed back against reports that the Big Ten would move to cancel college sports in the fall after 12 of its 14 presidents voted over the weekend to postpone the season.
- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that Democrats are ready to return to the negotiating table over coronavirus relief, if Republicans would agree to a larger bill than they have been willing to accept up to now.Last week, Schumer used similar language to urge White House negotiators to agree to a legislative package at least $1 trillion larger than the $1 trillion bill that Senate Republicans have already proposed.
- The Washington, D.C., police union said on Monday it asked a court to block the mandatory release of body camera footage and names of police officers involved in shootings.The federal district passed a police reform law in July after weeks of protests in the nation's capital and across the globe against systemic racism and police brutality, sparked by the killing of African-American George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.
- Real Clear Politics co-founder and president Tom Bevan joins Bill Hemmer with insight on the significance of Joe Biden's choice of running mate.
- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday slammed China for the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, who he called a "patriot," and said the move indicated that Beijing is unlikely to change its position on the financial hub.Lai's arrest under a sweeping new security law comes amid Beijing's crackdown against pro-democracy opposition in the city and further stokes concerns about media and other freedoms promised when it returned to China in 1997.China imposed the law on Hong Kong on J
- Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is an "ocean world" with a big reservoir of salty water under its frigid surface, scientists said in findings that raise interest in this dwarf planet as a possible outpost for life.Research published on Monday based on data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which flew as close as 22 miles (35 km) from the surface in 2018, provides a new understanding of Ceres, including evidence indicating it remains geologically active
- via politico.comPhotos shared widely on social media last week showed hallways packed shoulder to shoulder at a school northwest of Atlanta.
- President Trump tweeted on Monday that he is choosing between two locations, Gettysburg, Pa., and the White House, for his speech accepting the Republican nomination, slated for Aug. 27.
- A derecho – a dangerous, ferocious wall of wind – is taking aim on the Chicago area, forecasters warned.
- Hundreds smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of downtown.
- President Donald Trump signed executive actions aimed at coronavirus relief on Saturday.
Inside McDonald's year of scandals and its race to fix its reputation as the fast-food giant sues its ex-CEO over alleged sexual relationships with employeesMcDonald's is suing its former CEO. And, it's just the latest scandal in a dramatic year for the fast-food giant.
- Huge stocks of greenhouse gases tied up in peatlands could be released as the world warms.
- Boris Johnson will on Tuesday tell the public not to be afraid of using Accident & Emergency facilities and say it is "vital" for people to get treatment. People should feel "confident" about going in to receive emergency medical care when they need it, the Prime Minister is expected to say. Last week, it emerged about three in 10 adults would not feel comfortable attending A&E; for urgent care if they needed it. A survey of 1,235 people by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed
- Almost 100,000 American children tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks of July, raising concerns for many US schools which planned to reopen this month. The US saw a 40 per cent increase in coronavirus cases among children at the end of last month according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, which found that at least 97,000 children tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July. The report, which use
- During the COVID-19 crisis, pets get plenty of attention. Some pet tech can help you keep spoiling your cat or dog when you are with them or away.
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