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"There is absolutely no reason for the government to rush forward with such a reckless and dangerous plan," an ACLU attorney said.
As protests over the death of George Floyd grew in Iowa's second largest city, activists demanded the firing of a white officer who shot and paralyzed an unarmed Black man during a 2016 traffic stop. On June 18, Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman seemed to give protesters what they wanted: Sgt.
The shooter was in a Kia Optima with a fake temporary S.C. license plate, police said.
Thomas Boone has spent 22 years as a police officer in Prince George's County, Maryland, a predominantly Black suburb of Washington, proudly wearing his uniform and driving his patrol car to coach kids' football and basketball teams. "When we go to the grocery store in town, we have to get stopped to be asked, 'Why do you all do this to us?'", said Boone, a lieutenant. Floyd's killing by a white policeman in May has triggered fresh scrutiny of police brutality against African Americans.
(Reuters) - A large trial of Moderna Inc's potential coronavirus vaccine has been delayed, as the company makes changes to its study plan, medical news site STAT reported on Thursday. The late-stage trial was expected to start next week, but there is no clarity about how long the delay will last, the report https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/02/trial-of-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-delayed-investigators-say-but-july-start-still-possible said. The company is still aiming to start the trial in July, according to the report. Moderna did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
The increase in homicides in recent years is part of a broader uptick in violence across the city.
The department said it is conducting a review of 8,000 minutes of body camera footage, but it is defending the officers involved in the video, first published by the Miami Herald.
Mexico's TV Azteca, a unit of Grupo Salinas, is investing in music streaming company Deezer with an agreement that includes an equity stake and commercial partnerships, the companies said in a statement on Thursday. Paris-based Deezer said the agreement, including commercial partnerships and access
Italy's Uffizi gallery said on Thursday it was planning to pick out nine of its masterpieces for a project to highlight the part that Black people and culture played in the Renaissance. Under the "Black Presence" initiative, images of works including Cristofano dell'Altissimo's "Portrait of the King of Abyssinia" will be posted online from this weekend for a series of discussions and other events. "The idea is also to offer food for thought in the debate on racial issues currently making the front pages and taking centre stage in the political debate," the gallery said in a statement.
Doctors treating COVID-19 patients in Sierra Leone went on strike on Thursday over unpaid bonuses, leaving patients in some of the main treatment centres without care, healthworkers said. The strike marks an escalation in a row between doctors and government over what doctors say is a misuse of funds
A U.S. House of Representatives committee unanimously backed a $741 billion defense bill late on Wednesday, setting the stage for a battle with President Donald Trump over naming military bases for Confederate generals and moving troops from Germany. The House Armed Services Committee approved its version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, by 56-0 shortly before midnight. The bill sets policy for the Department of Defense on everything from how many ships are built to benefits for troops to how the country should counter threats from Russia and China.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday voiced optimism the United States would soon come up with a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, saying three vaccine candidates were looking especially good. "Three are really, really looking good," Trump said at an event at the White House, without providing details. U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins said earlier on Thursday that he was optimistic the Trump administration's vaccine-acceleration program "Operation Warp Speed" will generate a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 by year-end and can meet a target of making 300 million doses by early 2021.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put on hold indefinitely a proposal for the amount of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel next year, two sources familiar with the matter said. The EPA was expected to lift biofuel blending obligations in 2021 to 20.17 billion gallons, from 20.09 billion this year, two sources previously told Reuters. The EPA had no comment.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at Miami International Airport, after an employee called police on a woman who was complaining about a flight.
U.S. congressional leaders will seek more information from top intelligence officials Thursday on reported Russian payments to Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. The directors of U.S. intelligence agencies were scheduled to brief the "Gang of Eight" made up of congressional leaders and chairs of the intelligence committees in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
Maxwell, a British heiress, faces six charges related to transporting minors for sex acts and perjury. She was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health's director said on Thursday that he was optimistic that the Trump administration's vaccine-acceleration program, Operation Warp Speed, will generate a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 by year end and can meet a target of making 300 million doses by early 2021. "That's really a stretch goal, but it's the right goal for the American people," Dr. Francis Collins said at a hearing held by a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations to discuss the program. Dr. Gary Disbrow, acting director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), said that the U.S. government was trying to negotiate the lowest possible...
The British socialite's arrest in the US is the biggest development in the case since Jeffrey Epstein killed himself last yearThe arrest of the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in the US on Thursday morning is the biggest development in the investigation of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and some in his circles since the wealthy financier killed himself last year in a New York jail cell.The arrest by the FBI at 8.30am local time in the New England state of New Hampshire ended Maxwell's freedom. Her apparent ease of movement and lack of police questioning or apprehension in the last two years has raised the eyebrows of many observers of the Epstein saga, who wondered why...
Maxwell has, for years, been accused by many women of recruiting them to give Epstein massages.
The American Civil Liberties Union has joined with a law firm to sue Attorney General William Barr and other federal officials in order to delay a federal execution that's scheduled to be carried out later this month, claiming it is unsafe because of coronavirus. The execution is the second of four that the government has scheduled for this summer and which the ACLU argues could become "super-spreader events," according to the ACLU. The plaintiffs are hoping to postpone the federal execution of Wesley Purkey -- scheduled for July 15 -- arguing that Purkey's witness and spiritual minister, Rev. Seigen Hartkemeyer, a 68-year-old Buddhist priest with lung-related illnesses, would be...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday he supported governors who are pausing their states' re-openings during the coronavirus pandemic, but sees no need for a national mandate for people to wear masks. Pence also said he believed schools could reopen on time in the fall and that the United States would keep opening up after the coronavirus pandemic that shut down the economy for several months. The vice president made the remarks before a visit to hard-hit Florida, which shattered records on Thursday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally.
Heavily armed commandos arrived at the unregistered drug rehab center in the small city of Irapuato, Mexico at around 6pm on the first day of July. They forced their way in and opened fire, shooting indiscriminately at the young people inside, many of them drug addicts trying to start over. They killed 24 people and left a further seven alive but injured. The incident - one of the deadliest in Mexico's ongoing crime wars since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took power in late 2018 - highlights the ongoing rivalries of the country's powerful criminal armies in what is one of the most violent states in the country. "The violence generated by organized crime doesn't just take the...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday left in place policies in Chicago and Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg that place limits on anti-abortion activists gathered outside abortion clinics. The justices declined to hear two appeals by anti-abortion groups and individual activists of lower court rulings upholding the cities' ordinances. The Chicago policy bars activists from coming within eight feet (2.4 meters) of someone within 50 feet (15 meters) of any healthcare facility without their consent if they intend to protest, offer counseling or hand out leaflets.
Methamphetamines aren't all police found.
Methamphetamines aren't all police found.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear Germany's bid to block it from facing a lawsuit in American court over medieval artwork that its former Nazi government pressured Jewish art dealers to sell in the 1930s. Germany had asked for the case to be thrown out on the basis of sovereign immunity, which generally prohibits U.S. courts from hearing claims against foreign governments. The justices will hear arguments arising from a 2015 lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court in Washington in which heirs of the art dealers said Germany owes them either the return of the artwork or more than $250 million in damages.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sent two Indiana abortion disputes back to lower courts including a fight over a restriction that would require women to undergo an ultrasound procedure at least 18 hours before terminating a pregnancy. The nine justices tossed lower court rulings that blocked two Republican-backed state laws from taking effect, one of which is the ultrasound measure passed by the state legislature in 2016 and signed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was Indiana's governor before Donald Trump selected him as his running mate. The second law would require that parents be notified when a girl under 18 is seeking an abortion even in situations in which she has asked a...
Finland's Air Force Command has discreetly dropped a swastika logo from its unit emblem - after a century - and replaced it with a neutral insignia featuring a golden eagle. The change, made to avoid false and uncomfortable associations with Nazi Germany's notorious logo, took place in January 2017 but wasn't announced publicly by the Nordic nation's military at the time. University of Helsinki world politics professor Teivo Teivainen, who is researching the use of swastikas in Finland during the 1920s and 1930s, noted the unit emblem issue in a Twitter post this week that brought the modification to public attention.
A 7-year-old boy was shot in the head at a home in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning, police said.
Outbreaks in Texas, California, Florida and Arizona have helped the United States break records and send cases rising at rates not seen since April. In June, Florida infections rose by 168% or over 95,000 new cases. Florida, with 21 million residents, has reported more new daily coronavirus cases than any European country had at the height of their outbreaks.
GlaxoSmithKline's HIV business ViiV is within weeks of resubmitting its request for approval of its long-acting injection Cabenuva to U.S. drug regulators, ViiV's head of research said on Thursday. ViiV executive Kimberly Smith told a media briefing that the company would stick to its previous guidance of refiling the request around mid-year and that this would happen "within weeks".
The daughter of the late British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell has been accused of playing a role in the trafficking operation.
"I feel like I can live my life now," Irons said Wednesday.
"I feel like I can live my life now," Irons said Wednesday.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt "unprotected by the institution" of Britain's monarchy and was "prohibited from defending herself" against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, U.K. news outlets agency reported Thursday, citing court documents. The documents reviewed by the Press Association and the BBC were prepared as part of Meghan's lawsuit against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday newspaper and MailOnline website over articles that reproduced parts of a letter the duchess wrote to her father a few months after her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. Meghan is seeking damages from the Mail on Sunday's publisher for alleged misuse of private information, breach of privacy...
The world's mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year, according to an annual report released Thursday. The U.N.-backed study estimated the amount of e-waste that piled up globally in 2019 at 53.6 metric tonnes (59.1 tons) - almost 2 million metric tons more than the previous year.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a bid by a large group of Iraqis convicted of crimes in the United States to prevent imminent deportation to their home country where they say they could face persecution and torture. The justices let stand a lower court's 2018 ruling that the federal judiciary lacked the authority to stop the planned deportations. The case involves approximately 1,400 Iraqis in the United States who were ordered deported years or even decades ago because of criminal convictions.
Law enforcement sources told News 4 New York that Maxwell, who was said to have procured underage girls, faces "Epstein-related" charges.
Jeffrey Epstein's longtime madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested by federal authorities and is in custody in New Hampshire, sources told the Miami Herald.
U.S. President Donald Trump at a press briefing on Thursday celebrated a government report showing the country gained 4.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1% last month, when states began allowing businesses to reopen from strict shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic. "Today's announcement proves that our economy is roaring back," Trump said, rattling off different sectors that saw job gains according to the monthly report. Trump took the victory lap as the coronavirus resurges in states with large economies such as California, Texas and Florida, prompting local governments to once again shutter bars and other businesses where the deadly respiratory...
The court agreed to hear the case during its new term that begins in the fall.
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that employers can't use past salary history to justify a pay disparity between male and female employees. The court on Thursday declined to take up a case from the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Judges there said the
Jeffrey Epstein's onetime girlfriend and longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell came into focus amid allegations she recruited a network of victims.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether American corporations can be sued for alleged human rights abuses occurring abroad under a 1789 law, agreeing on Thursday to hear appeals by two companies - Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary - accused of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms. The two companies are asking the nine justices to reverse a lower court ruling that allowed the lawsuit, filed on behalf of former child slaves from Mali who worked on the farms, against the companies filed under the Alien Tort Statute to proceed. The lawsuits targeted the U.S. subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle, the world's biggest food producer, and commodities trader...
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested by the FBI officers investigating the late disgraced financier's sex crimes. Ms Maxwell, 58, was arrested in Bradford, in the state of New Hampshire, on Thursday morning and is expected to make a virtual courthouse appearance later today. According to an indictment filed at the Southern District Court of New York, she is facing six charges, including transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and two counts of perjury. Federal prosecutors said in court papers she had "enticed and caused minor victims to travel to Epstein's residence in different...
* Maxwell arrested in New Hampshire early Thursday morning * 17-page FBI indictment charges Maxwell with several crimesGhislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and close friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested, an FBI spokesman has said.Maxwell was accused by many women of recruiting them to give Epstein massages, during which they were pressured into sex. Those accusations, until now, never resulted in criminal charges.Born in Maisons-Laffitte, Île-de-France, in 1961, Ghislaine Maxwell is the youngest of the nine children of Betty and Robert Maxwell, the media tycoon owner of the Mirror GroupGhislaine was rumoured to be his favourite child, and the former...
"What these agreements often do is they impede reasonable accountability efforts," Loyola University law Professor Stephen Rushin said.
Jobless rates for both fell in June, but the rate for whites came down at a much faster rate. The white unemployment rate fell by 2.3 percentage points to 10.1% from 12.4%, while the rate for Blacks dropped by 1.4 points to 15.4% from 16.8%. At 5.3 percentage points, the gap is now the widest since May 2015.
Just before midnight on Wednesday, 10 riot police boarded a Cathay Pacific flight at Hong Kong airport as it prepared to take off for London.
The UK's National Crime Agency says police officers seized drugs, cash, and luxury cars in a massive operation.