Minneapolis mayor calls for charges against white officer in death of African American man George Floyd
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"Efforts to intimidate Black people by threatening to call law enforcement draw on a long, violent and painful history, and they are unacceptable," the city's Commission on Human Rights said.
Accusing Twitter of censorship for adding a contextual label to false claims he made about the 2020 election process, President Trump has again declared war on social media companies. After the White House told reporters that the president would soon announce an executive order "pertaining to social media," the draft of that order is out in circulation. In fact, we may be seeing the same executive order now that circulated in draft form last year.
There are 35 seats up for election in 2020, and Democrats are hoping to crack the GOP's slim 53-47 majority in November.
Rates have hit a new record low and are drawing out hunkered-down homebuyers.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany may have found herself in an uncomfortable position on Thursday when Fox News anchor Ed Henry briefly pressed her on her lengthy history of voting by mail.Over the past several weeks, President Donald Trump has railed against mail-in ballots as more states consider expanding the process amid the coronavirus pandemic, falsely claiming that vote-by-mail is rife with fraud and abuse. The president's repeated falsehoods on the topic were eventually flagged by Twitter, prompting outrage from conservatives and the president drafting an executive order about social media.During a typically friendly interview with McEnany on Fox News' America's...
The grim outlook on the economy, which is not required by law, would come just a few months before voters decide whether to reelect President Donald Trump.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley will remain in what he described as an "enclave" after Israel annexes the territory and will not be granted Israeli citizenship. Netanyahu has vowed to press ahead with plans to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in line with President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, a process that could begin as early as July 1. The annexation of the Jordan Valley and the far-flung settlements would make it virtually impossible to create a viable Palestinian state alongside Israel, which is still widely seen as the only way to resolve the decades-old conflict.
Analysis: African Americans face harmful mental health effects every time high-profile incidents of racism and police brutality go viral.
President Trump had threatened to veto the bill in a tweet on Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden described reported discussions by the Trump administration over whether to conduct a nuclear weapons test as reckless on Thursday, saying it could spur other countries to follow a dangerous U.S. lead. Republican President Donald Trump's administration considered whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, The Washington Post reported late on Friday, citing a senior official and two former officials familiar with the talks. The meeting did not conclude with any agreement to conduct a nuclear test, and a decision was ultimately made to take other measures in response to threats posed by Russia and China, the report said.
Republicans are much more skeptical than Democrats their ballots will count if cast by mail and less confident they will be able to vote in November's election if their state switches to all-mail voting, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday. In a sign of the deep partisan divisions sparked by Republican President Donald Trump's relentless criticism of voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, the poll found nearly twice as many Democrats as Republicans support efforts to expand mail balloting options. A national push for more use of voting by mail, which Democrats back as a safe way to cast a ballot as long as infection from the highly contagious coronavirus...
Mayor Hal Marx of Petal, Mississippi, said he "didn't see anything unreasonable" in the video of George Floyd's arrest. "If you can talk, you can breathe."
The internet was briefly captivated after reports circulated that NASA had detected "evidence of parallel universe where time runs backward."
The number of Americans struggling to make ends meets continues to grow, even as the economy begins to restart after shutting down to slow COVID-19
The officers involved in George Floyd's death were fired - but rehiring police after termination for misconduct increases the likelihood of abuse, experts sayThe four Minneapolis officers involved in the killing of George Floyd were swiftly fired after footage of his death went viral.But that doesn't mean they're permanently losing their badges. Officers in the US are frequently rehired after their termination for misconduct, a problem that experts say increases the likelihood of abuse and killings by police.Despite the decision on Tuesday to fire the policeman who knelt on Floyd's neck for nine minutes, along with three other officers at the scene, it's uncertain if the officers will...
* FBI prosecutors and investigators assigned to 'robust' inquiry * Protests followed George Floyd's killing by police on Monday The US Department of Justice said on Thursday it had made its investigation into police involvement in the death of George Floyd a "top priority" after a second day of protests in Minneapolis over the man's death.Prosecutors and investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had been assigned as part of a "robust" inquiry into whether the police officers involved had violated federal laws, the department said in a statement.On Wednesday night a man was shot dead amid further protests over the death of Floyd, who was black and whose neck was knelt...
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said John Bash, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, will look into the issue.
Last month Zagg Inc, a Utah-based company that makes mobile device accessories, received more than $9.4 million in cash from a U.S. government program that has provided emergency loans to millions of businesses hit by the coronavirus. The money was part of the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) -- a linchpin of President Donald Trump's economic rescue package, meant to save small firms convulsed by the pandemic and help them to keep workers on the payroll. Claimants certified the loans were necessary to support their business and received an average of $115,000 as of May 26, according to the Small Business Administration, which administers the program.
Some of President Donald Trump's most stalwart media defenders broke ranks with him on Wednesday, aghast at his baseless smears against the MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, whom Trump has all but accused of killing a former staff member two decades ago despite a total lack of evidence.The backlash even spread to the senior levels of Trump's party on Capitol Hill, where the No. 3 House Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, said the president should drop the matter and focus on leading the country through the coronavirus pandemic. "I would urge him to stop it," she told reporters, referring to the false allegations.The vast majority of Republican officials have kept silent about the...
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. In 1999, the rate was about 10 suicides per 100,000 people. In 2017, the most recent year for which complete statistics are available, it was just over 14 per 100,000 - a rise of 40% in only 18 years. And the problem is not evenly distributed across the country. The increase has been especially severe in rural areas, some of which have seen their suicide rates jump by over 30% in just the past decade. That rates can change from one decade to another, and vary so much across regions, suggests that suicide is shaped by social conditions. Perhaps the most obvious of these is access to mental health services - psychiatrists, therapists...
President Donald Trump is expected to sign such an order on Thursday.
(Bloomberg) -- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps unveiled scores of new and upgraded defensive speedboats with a warning to the U.S. that it won't shy away from challenging American naval power."Today we announce that wherever the Americans are, we're right there beside you, and in the near future
Twitter applied the label to the tweets after being questioned by the New York Post over a potential double standard, The Post reports.
The former boxing champ's big moment at a televised pro wrestling match hit a snag.
China and United States should respect each other's core interests and manage their differences, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, adding that a decoupling of their economies is not good for the world. "I believe both countries should respect each other and develop a relationship on the basis of equality, respect each other's core interests and major concerns and embrace cooperation," Li said in his annual news conference after the close of the annual meeting of parliament.
MINNEAPOLIS-Flames and black smoke poured into the sky here into early Thursday as the second day of protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with multiple local businesses and residential buildings near police headquarters set ablaze and at least one person fatally shot in the area. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder confirmed the shooting shortly before midnight local time, but he did not say if it was connected to the protests, according to the Star Tribune. A video shared on Twitter and purportedly filmed at the scene showed medics frantically trying to save a man lying on the ground; at one point one of the medics can be heard urging people to stay away,...
After a 1.5% jump on Wednesday, the S&P 500 is now up about 42% since Trump, a Republican, was elected in November 2016, compared with the benchmark's 31% gain during the same amount of time after Obama, a Democrat, was elected in 2008. While the S&P 500 has surged 36% from its March lows and the Nasdaq Composite is just 4% short of record highs, investors remain wary of a deep and extended economic slump resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. For over three years, Trump repeatedly highlighted on Twitter and to reporters the stock market's stunning run-up, citing it as evidence of his success in the White House and making it part of his case for re-election this November.
Mitch McConnell is holding stimulus legislation hostage to keep businesses from paying for potentially culpable conduct during the pandemic.
(Bloomberg) -- Nasdaq 100 Index futures fell on a report Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order that could threaten to penalize Facebook Inc., Google and Twitter Inc. for the way they moderate content on their sites.Contracts for June delivery on the Nasdaq 100 fell as much as 0.8%, before paring losses to 0.4% as of 9:32 a.m. in London. Trump's upcoming executive order aims for federal regulators to review a law that spares tech companies from liability for comments and content posted by users, the Washington Post reported. Investor sentiment was also damped by deteriorating U.S.-China ties."U.S. tech stocks are dropping on profit taking and risk aversion, as they are at...
Man shot to death. Mayor requested National Guard's help. Demonstrators furious about George Floyd's death confronted officers. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter , Facebook and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users, according to a draft executive order and a source familiar with the situation. News of the order comes after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices following a dispute with Twitter after the company decided to tag Trump's tweets about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting with a warning prompting readers to fact-check the posts. On Wednesday, officials said Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday.
One leading pro-democracy figure thanked Washington, others said the move was bad news for Hong Kong people
Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Asserting the "absolute authority" to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's too soon. As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have.
The University of Connecticut student who's alleged to have killed two people and injured a third was taken into custody in Maryland Wednesday night, police said. Connecticut State Police said Peter Manfredonia, 23, was taken into custody in Hagerstown, Maryland, and there were no injuries to law enforcement or Manfredonia despite authorities saying he was believed to be heavily armed. **UPDATE**Suspect, Peter Manfredonia has been found & is in custody.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson condemned the protests that have broken out in Minneapolis following the killing of George Floyd by police, claiming on Wednesday night that they are a "form of tyranny" and "oppression."With demonstrations growing violent and chaotic as protesters have clashed with riot gear-clad police-who have cracked down on the protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets-Carlson devoted most of his attention to the actions of the demonstrators, who are protesting the death of a black man who was pinned down by a cop."So we know that George Floyd died in police custody, and when an investigation is done we will do a lot more," the conservative primetime host declared...
Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody broke out in Minneapolis for a second straight night Wednesday, with protesters in a standoff with officers outside a police precinct and looting of nearby stores. News helicopter footage showed protesters milling in streets near the city's 3rd Precinct station, with some running in and out of nearby stores. A Target, a Cub Foods, a Dollar Tree and an auto parts store all showed signs of damage and looting.
A Minnesota reporter said the protest began peacefully but by Wednesday night tear gas had been used and stores were looted.
According to a regulatory filing made on Wednesday, Icahn, who held a nearly 39% stake in Hertz and had three representatives on the board, sold 55.34 million shares on Tuesday at 72 cents per share. Hertz fell victim to coronavirus shutdowns that dramatically curtailed travel and created major financial hardships for the company, Icahn said in the filing, adding that he supported the board's decision to seek bankruptcy protection on Friday. At the end of 2019, his stake in Hertz was worth close to $700 million.
Conservative radio host and recent Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh praised President Donald Trump on Wednesday as "clever" for falsely accusing MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of murder, claiming the president is "just throwing gasoline on a fire" because he's "having fun."Over the past several weeks, the president has repeatedly suggested that Scarborough-while he was a member of Congress in 2001-killed his aide Lori Klausutis. Her death, which occurred in Scarborough's Florida congressional office, was ruled an accident due to an abnormal heart rhythm. Furthermore, Scarborough was in D.C. at the time.Despite Klausutis' widower begging the president to please stop...
Public approval of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic remained steady this week as the number of U.S. deaths from the illness surpassed 100,000, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Asked to rate Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis, 41% of Americans approved and 53% disapproved, about the same as last week but down significantly from late March when Americans approved of Trump's response to the pandemic by a small margin. Earlier this year, Trump downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 1.7 million people in the United States since the first reported case in late January.
Two years after departing the role, Henry Cavill is in talks to once again portray Clark Kent/Superman in films based on DC Comics, insiders with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.The extent of Cavill's return to the role - whether just for additional work to be done for the upcoming "Snyder Cut" of "Justice League" or for appearances in future films - has not been disclosed.The British actor first appeared as the superhero in 2013's "Man of Steel," followed in 2016 by "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and in 2017 by "Justice League." He was set for further appearances in DC Comics movies, including a planned cameo in "Shazam!" but was instead abruptly let go from the job in late...
The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.
The House is set to vote on the bill Wednesday in one of the first tests to the chamber's new and historic proxy voting system due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a video message on Wednesday marking the grim milestone of 100,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic, telling the bereaved: "The nation grieves with you." Biden spoke after various tallies of COVID-19 deaths, including one compiled by Reuters, showed that the novel coronavirus has killed over 100,000 people in the United States, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns. Biden, speaking from his home in Delaware, drew on his own family loss when making his remarks.
The mayor of Minneapolis called on prosecutors Wednesday to file criminal charges against a white police officer seen in a viral video pressing his knee into the neck of an African American man who is repeatedly heard in the footage saying "I can't breathe" before he died. Mayor Jacob Frey said at a news conference that he has contacted the office of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to demand justice for George Floyd and his family. "I've wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Frey said.
Video showing an officer pressing his knee into the unarmed black man's neck has drawn outrage and protests.
About 4 million people are getting stimulus cash on Visa debit cards. Some thought envelopes marked "Money Network Cardholder Services" were scams.
More Americans have been killed in three months by coronavirus than in 44 years of foreign wars.
The agency is reaching out to companies whose drugs had N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) over accepted levels and will take appropriate action, a spokesman for the FDA said in an emailed statement. Bloomberg, which first reported the FDA's findings, said that some recalls of metformin were expected as soon as this week, citing a person familiar with the matter.
The senators pointed to conservative activist Leonard Leo as the driving force behind the many of the president's appointments.