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Three asylum seekers have tested positive for coronavirus in a sprawling encampment steps from the U.S. border in Matamoros, Mexico, marking the first cases in a settlement that advocates have long viewed as vulnerable amid the pandemic. Global Response Management (GRM), a nonprofit providing medical services in the camp, said it is proactively testing and isolating all close contacts of the three migrants who tested positive. "We have 5 patients in isolation: 2 who are awaiting results of testing and 3 who have tested positive on antibody testing," GRM Executive Director Helen Perry told Reuters on Tuesday.
A top US health expert says the US is not like other countries, because it has "way too much virus".
"It's really the biggest crisis Hong Kong has faced in its modern history," said China-watcher Benedict Rogers.
For years, social media platforms have fueled political polarization and hosted an explosion of hate speech. What's not yet clear is whether this action is too little, too late - nor whether the pressure on these companies, including a growing advertiser boycott, will be enough to produce lasting change. Reddit, an online comment forum that is one of the world's most popular websites, on Monday banned a forum that supported President-Donald Trump as part of a crackdown on hate speech.
"This is the most significant event in the past 50 years."
A troubled British teenager who threw a six-year-old French boy from a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery was on Friday jailed for life. Judge Maura McGowan told Jonty Bravery, 18, he would spend at least 15 years in custody for attempting to murder the boy in front of horrified crowds on August 4 last year. McGowan said what Bravery had done was "callous" and "beyond imagination".
* US federal government starts to roll back testing program * Americans urged to stick to guidelines as several states hit by increasesThe US has recorded a one-day total of 34,700 new Covid-19 cases, the highest level since late April, when the number peaked at 36,400, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University.A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the US and sending infections to dire new levels in southern and western states.Administrators and health experts warned on Wednesday that politicians and a public that, in many cases, is tired of being cooped up are letting a disaster unfold.While newly-confirmed infections have been declining steadily...
Governor Greg Abbott warned Monday that the coronavirus is now spreading in Texas at an "unacceptable rate" and pleaded with residents to wear masks in public and continue practicing social distancing."To state the obvious, COVID-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas, and it must be corralled," Abbott said at a news briefing.Texas has seen more than 25,000 new coronavirus cases over the past week and on Friday recorded a one-day record of 4,600 new positive cases. The spike in cases comes after Texas allowed businesses to reopen at 75 percent capacity earlier this month.Abbott urged the public to take precautions against spreading the virus, even as...
Three months ago, at the very beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang revealed that a White House official had called COVID-19 the "Kung Flu" to her face. "Makes me wonder what they're calling it behind my back," she tweeted at the time. So after President Donald Trump himself used that openly racist term during his campaign rally speech in Tulsa over the weekend, Jiang asked White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany about it on Monday.Noting that Trump has deemed himself "the least racist person there is anywhere in the world," Jiang asked, "Why does he use racist phrases like the Kung Flu?"Even 'Fox & Friends' Isn't Buying Kayleigh McEnany's Spin on...
Apple unveiled the latest version of its iPhone software, called iOS 14, at its virtual WWDC on Monday.
A man with schizophrenia was killed by police who were called to help him.
Meghan McCain, The View's resident conservative co-host, said Monday that the now-infamous footage of a sullen President Donald Trump shuffling off Marine One after his lightly attended Tulsa rally will "haunt" his campaign and could be the "writing on the wall."Following days of hype from his campaign that hundreds of thousands of supporters reserved tickets and an overflow crowd was expected for his rally in Tulsa, only 6,200 people attended the event-less than one-third of the capacity at the arena where it was held. The president, who was reportedly "furious" over the embarrassing crowd size, was seen later that night walking off Marine One with his tie undone and a crumpled MAGA hat...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called for the immediate release of two Canadians charged by China for alleged espionage, saying the United States was "extremely concerned" and that the two men's detention was unjustified. "These charges are politically motivated and completely groundless," Pompeo said in a statement. Chinese prosecutors announced the charges on Friday against former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, who were arrested in late 2018.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Jude Andrew Napolitano reacts to firing of SDNY prosecutor investigating Trump associates.
Police responded to a second shooting in Seattle's "autonomous zone" that occurred late Sunday night, the second shooting inside the zone in just two days.The victim of the shooting was transported to Harborview Medical Center and is in serious condition, according to the Seattle Police Department.The shooting occurred in the city's "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" zone, or CHOP, an area of several blocks in the city's downtown Capitol Hill neighborhood. Protesters drove police from the area last week and have continued to occupy the vacated precinct. The protests began as a wave of unrest erupted across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died...
A fire was burning Monday in a storage building for hazardous materials at a major U.S. air base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, the U.S. military said. The blaze began Monday morning at the building in the central part of Kadena Air Base and was still burning a few hours later, but it was contained within the base's perimeter, according to a U.S. Air Force statement. Footage on Japanese television showed thick gray plumes of smoke billowing from the building, called the 18th wing Hazardous Materials Pharmacy.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was "the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue."
Serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
Former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman's firing by Trump was announced Saturday by Attorney General William Barr.
Guy Fieri's Las Vegas Kitchen Bar has closed at the Linq Hotel after a worker tested positive for coronavirus.
6 members of the president's advance team in Tulsa tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the rally.
The Fulton County district attorney who charged fired former Atlanta police officer with felony murder is facing a criminal investigation and a primary runoff.
US president's much hyped return turned to humiliation when he failed to fill arena in Republican stronghold of OklahomaDonald Trump declared "the silent majority is stronger than ever before" at his comeback rally on Saturday, but thousands of empty seats appeared to tell a different story.The US president's much hyped return to the campaign trail turned to humiliation when he failed to fill a 19,000-capacity arena in the Republican stronghold of Oklahoma, raising fresh doubts about his chances of winning re-election."The Emperor has no crowd," tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama.The overwhelmingly white gathering at Trump's first rally since March was dwarfed...
Donald Trump's first election rally in more than three months ended in embarrassment after far fewer supporters turned up than had been expected, leaving his campaign to blame "radical protesters" and the media for scaring away possible attendees. So few people turned up that a speech the US president was meant to give to an outside "overflow" stage before the main event for those who could not get in was cancelled at the last minute. Inside the arena at Tulsa, Oklahoma, the higher of two levels of seating was largely empty as Mr Trump gave his much-anticipated comeback address following a pause in his trademark rallies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Trump and his...
Due to poor performance, high maintenance, and its other issues, the XF-84H never became operational.
Many commuters are wearing face masks and coverings incorrectly, putting themselves and others at risk, scientific advisers have warned. While almost nine in 10 people state that they are following official rules on wearing face coverings on public transport, many are unwittingly flouting guidance on how to use them, according to experts advising the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). Prof Susan Michie, a member of the Sage sub-group on behavioural science, called for a national campaign to "train" the population on how to use masks and other face coverings, akin to the instructions issued by the Government on hand-washing, in March. Dr Ben Killingley, a...
The US Navy said Friday it would not reinstate the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, saying he was in part to blame for the severity of the crisis on the warship. Admiral Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said Brett Crozier, who was fired as captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in April, was guilty of "questionable judgment" in handling an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the nuclear-powered ship in March. Gilday likewise faulted Rear Admiral Stuart Baker, Crozier's direct supervisor as the carrier's strike group commander, for poor leadership.
"We cannot choose. We buy whatever appears in the stores," said one Havana resident.
Police in Belarus arrested demonstrators and journalists on Friday evening to break up new protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, hours after he blamed foreign plotters for fomenting unrest. For the second evening in a row, protesters had formed a long line through the centre of the capital Minsk in solidarity after the jailing of Viktor Babariko, Lukashenko's main rival in August's presidential election. Lukashenko has ruled with an iron fist for 26 years, but faces his biggest challenge in years as frustration over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic has combined with grievances over the economy and human rights.
Mainland China reported 32 new coronavirus cases as of the end of June 18, 25 of which were reported in the capital city Beijing, China's National Health Commission said on Friday. This compared with 28 confirmed cases a day earlier, 21 of which were in Beijing. China does not count these patients as confirmed cases.
Pressure is growing to strip the names of Confederate officers from 10 U.S. military bases. Who were these men, and what were they really known for?
A divided Senate approved the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a top federal appeals court on Thursday, despite Democrats' objections that he's inexperienced and biased against the Obama-era health care law. The 51-42 vote in favor of Justin Walker's confirmation was nearly along party lines. Maine Sen. Susan Collins was the only Republican to oppose Walker.
Kenya was elected to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti in a second-round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly after an initial ballot failed to produce a clear winner. Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway - who were elected on Wednesday - and Kenya will take up their two-year terms on the 15-member council on Jan. 1, 2021.
Three suspects have been taken into custody suspects after a standoff and hostage situation at a home in San Jose.
When President Trump last week scheduled a campaign rally on June 19th, or Juneteenth, it drew immediate criticism. It is a holiday for many, but in the era of global Black Lives Matter protests it has an even greater significance. What does June 19th mean in 2020? [Voxpops in Sacramento, California.] "I didn't even know what the concept was, I had no idea." "In all of my schooling here in California, I'd never heard of it." "It's the end of slavery and it might be when the last state heard about it."...
Former Obama economic adviser, Robert Wolf, reacts to the Supreme Court ruling against the Trump administration's bid to end the DACA program on 'America's Newsroom.'
In February, Rayshard Brooks responded to a Craigslist ad looking for subjects to be interviewed on being incarcerated. Here's what he said.
Thailand's prime minister on Monday warned political activists not to criticize the monarchy, saying doing so could damage their job prospects even though the king had asked him not to make prosecutions under a law protecting the royal family. Insulting the monarchy is a crime under Article 112 of Thailand's criminal code, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The suspected kidnapping of a Thai democracy activist in Cambodia this month ignited small protests by university students, with some questioning in online comments the "lese majeste" law.
You know how it is. Your mom's the billionaire boss of the ViacomCBS media empire, having emerged victorious from a messy, Succession-style family feud.You've spent your life criss-crossing the globe on airplanes. You're 35, and you're dating an 18-year old Israeli model. You don't think the normal rules apply to you. Perhaps it is not entirely surprising then that Brandon Korff, son of Shari Redstone and grandson of Sumner Redstone, thought he could get away with flouting Israel's tedious quarantine regulations.His pressing need to break the health and safety guidelines amid a deadly global pandemic? Hooking up with his beautiful young girlfriend, Yael Shelbia, an 18-year-old Instagram...
This story was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter here.As the coronavirus pandemic continues to overtake America, dozens of headlines are suggesting that social distancing and lockdowns could be causing a surge in child abuse.Here's the theory: Americans are losing their jobs at a rate unseen since the Great Depression, intensifying the strains on low-income families at risk of abusing or neglecting their children. During months of closed schools and shelter-in-place orders, such parents have also been tasked with full-time child care, a recipe for conflict in the home....
Some of the looting during George Floyd protests appeared to stem from demonstrations. In other cases, police say criminals used protests as cover.
Did Washington do it on purpose and delay accepting Tokyo's surrender?
"I'm concerned about our ability to protect anyone who attends a large, indoor event, and I'm also concerned about our ability to ensure the president stays safe as well," said one official.
An Australian man has been sentenced to death in China, authorities said on Saturday, a development that could further escalate tensions between the two countries. Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to the man, without identifying him.
Iran recorded 107 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 8,837. "Today it was very painful for us to announce a triple digit statistic... this virus is unpredictable and shifting," Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said on state TV. Iran last announced more than 100 deaths in
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to do an independent probe of the shooting death; Jonathan Serrie reports from Atlanta.
The last time Biden's campaign spent money on television ads was on March 10.
Alex Saab, a Colombian who also has a Venezuelan passport, had won contracts to obtain supplies for Maduro's government-run food subsidy program. The United States charged him last year with money laundering, and Washington has also sanctioned him for the food deals, which U.S. officials described
Hong Kong police on Saturday said they had reprimanded an officer who shouted "I can't breathe" and "Black Lives Matter" as his unit dispersed reporters covering a pro-democracy rally the night before. The officer was part of a team of riot police responding to protests on Friday evening in Yau Ma Tei district. The phrase "I can't breathe" has been embraced by racial justice protesters in the United States following the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.
More protests are planned across the Chicago area Saturday, drawing attention to racism and police brutality.