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  • Biden assails Trump for 'bald-faced lies' about voting by mail news

    Biden's remarks were his strongest on the issue since Trump, who trails the presumptive Democratic nominee in opinion polls, tweeted on Thursday that he would not trust the results of an election that included widespread mail voting - a measure many observers see as critical during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Trump then suggested the Nov. 3 vote could be postponed, an idea immediately rejected by Democrats and his fellow Republicans in Congress - the sole branch of government with the authority to make such a change. Speaking during a virtual campaign fundraiser on Monday, Biden said he believed Trump would do everything in his power to "argue this election is fraudulent."

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:38:38 -0400
  • Iran has been covering up its coronavirus death toll, according to BBC investigation which says the true figure is almost 3 times higher news

    Both coronavirus deaths and cases are significantly higher than Iran is publicly reporting, according to government figures seen by the BBC.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:34:08 -0400
  • Virginia gov faces new hurdle in bid to remove Lee statue news

    A judge dismissed a legal challenge Monday that had been blocking Virginia officials from removing a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state's capital city, but he immediately imposed another injunction against dismantling the figure. The new 90-day injunction bars Gov. Ralph Northam's administration from “removing, altering, or dismantling, in any way” the larger-than-life statue of Lee on a prominent Richmond avenue while claims in a lawsuit filed by local property owners are litigated. Now covered in graffiti, the Lee monument has become a focal point and gathering spot amid Richmond's sustained anti-racist protests since the police custody death in Minnesota of a Black man, George Floyd.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:51:46 -0400
  • Illinois officials call to abolish history classes in the state until an 'alternative' is set up to highlight underrepresented groups news

    Illinois Democratic State Representative LaShawn K. Ford is demanding the history of minority groups to be taught in state schools.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:38:15 -0400
  • Mexico crime: Mexican police seize alleged oil theft crime boss The Sledgehammer news

    "The Sledgehammer" is caught after releasing a bizarre, tearful video declaring war on security forces.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:54:11 -0400
  • Splash Mountain log flume ride sinks at Disney World's Magic Kingdom news

    Walt Disney World's Splash Mountain hit rough waters Sunday as Twitter users posted video of a submerged log flume ride they were in moments earlier.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:57:27 -0400
  • Boaters Invaded SpaceX's Splashdown Zone. That's a Terrible Idea. news

    Two words: nitrogen tetroxide.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:23:00 -0400
  • Airlines can't stop you bringing your own booze aboard — but they can forbid you from drinking it news

    As carriers stop selling drinks to reduce contact with flight attendants, some passengers are pushing the rules by bringing their own alcohol aboard.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:39:13 -0400
  • Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking news

    The Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in the water off the Southern California coast.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:34:50 -0400
  • Trump will use emergency powers to remain in White House if he loses election, says House majority whip news

    Donald Trump could use emergency powers to extend his term in the White House, a senior Democrat has said, as fears grow that the president may attempt to hold onto office should he lose November’s election.James Clyburn, the House majority whip, said he believes Trump has no intention of “peacefully” transferring power to presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is well ahead in several major polls in the race for the Oval Office.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:17:22 -0400
  • Russia says suspected mercenaries detained by Belarus were going to Latin America news

    A Russian diplomat said on Monday a group of more than 30 suspected Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus last week were only passing through Minsk and were on their way to an unnamed Latin American state. Belarusian authorities have said they suspect the men entered their country to plot "acts of terrorism" and destabilise it before an Aug. 9 presidential election. The Russian state says it does not use mercenaries.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:02:17 -0400
  • Australia: British-Australian woman in Iran prison 'is well' news

    Australia's ambassador to Iran has visited a British-Australian academic who was convicted of espionage before being moved recently to a notorious Iranian prison, and found that she “is well,” Australia’s government said Tuesday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies when she was sent to Tehran’s Evin Prison in September 2018 and sentenced to 10 years. Australia sought urgent consular access and its ambassador to Iran, Lyndall Sachs, visited Moore-Gilbert in Qarchak Prison on Sunday, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, or DFAT, said in a statement.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:18:14 -0400
  • She got the virus. Then she was fired. Some sick workers left in cold by employers. news

    McDonald's and Marriott franchises are among hundreds of businesses that have illegally denied paid sick leave during the pandemic, records show.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:45:33 -0400
  • A California couple were arrested on hate-crime charges after they yelled 'white power' during an episode of road rage, police say news

    They yelled "white power" and "only white lives matter" at a Black man and his girlfriend in a racist altercation on the road on July 22, police said.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:14:17 -0400
  • Shoprite: Africa's biggest supermarket considers pulling out of Nigeria news

    Shoprite is the latest high-profile South African retailer to struggle in the Nigerian market.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:45:52 -0400
  • Bower Studios and West Elm Reprise a Partnership With This New Collection

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    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:30:13 -0400
  • An unassuming Las Vegas house with a massive bunker 26 feet underground and a faux outdoor space is on the market for $18 million — take a look inside news

    Inside, the house is covered in murals of landscapes, plus lighting that changes based on the time of day.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:39:00 -0400
  • Will Tlaib take her primary? Who will win the Kansas GOP Senate race? What to watch for Tuesday's election news

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib is facing a primary challenger and other races to watch during Tuesday's primary.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:39:19 -0400
  • Trump again wishes Jeffrey Epstein's associate Ghislaine Maxwell 'well' as she awaits trial on sex-trafficking charges news

    President Donald Trump gave an interview in which he discussed Maxwell and entertained conspiracy theories about Epstein's death.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 02:03:00 -0400
  • After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state 'chokehold'

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    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:45:09 -0400
  • Journalist and police guard killed in southern Mexico

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    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:23:18 -0400
  • Mysterious seeds sent from China to the US identified by the USDA news

    The mysterious seed packs from China that hundreds of Americans received in the mail have been identified, according to the US Department of Agriculture.Federal officials warned those who received the seeds not to plant them over fears that some may be invasive species and could destroy native plants and insects.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:11:05 -0400
  • Two sisters who hadn't seen each other in more than 50 years were reunited by coronavirus news

    One long-lost sister was being treated for her COVID-19 infection at a rehab center while the other worked as a medical aide.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:58:53 -0400
  • Letters to the Editor: My fellow evangelicals, we don't have to risk death by COVID-19 to follow God news

    Not all evangelicals insist on packing the pews in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:00:03 -0400
  • Ningaloo Reef: Woman injured by humpback whale at Australian tourist spot news

    The woman is in a "serious but stable condition" after being hit by the whale during a group swim.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:06:07 -0400
  • Marine AAV Hit Rough Seas, Rapidly Took on Water Before Sinking news

    The Marines and sailor were assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:07:15 -0400
  • Who is Karen Bass? news

    Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., has been mentioned as a potential running mate for former VP Joe Biden, who has vowed to pick a woman as his vice president.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:48:18 -0400
  • 'It is what it is,' Trump says of rising coronavirus deaths as he insists outbreak is 'under control' news

    When asked if he was giving people a "false sense of security" with his positive spin on the outbreak, Trump said the virus is "under control."

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:01:13 -0400
  • U.S. coronavirus 'extraordinarily widespread', say White House experts news

    The United States is in a new phase of the novel coronavirus outbreak with infections "extraordinarily widespread" in rural areas as well as cities, White House coronavirus experts said on Sunday. Coronavirus cases continue to surge in some parts of the country and the public health officials are trying to work with governors to tailor responses for each state. "We are in a new phase," said Dr. Deborah Birx.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:03:02 -0400
  • See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Revolutionary Oeuvre

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    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:32:47 -0400
  • Panama proposes flying Haitian migrants home after clash news

    The government of Panama said Monday it has proposed giving some Haitian migrants flights back to their homeland after frustrations boiled over at the remote camps where they are stuck. The camps in Panama’s southern Darien province also house some Cuban and African migrants, but about 80% of the 2,000 migrants there are from Haiti. Public Safety Minister Juan Pino said Monday he offered improved medical services or repatriation flights to the migrants, who want to travel overland to the U.S. border but cannot do so because of coronavirus restrictions.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:56:06 -0400
  • I drank lemon water every morning for a week and I saw results news

    For one week, the writer tried drinking lemon water first thing in the morning to see if really has any natural health benefits. Here's what happened.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:23:00 -0400
  • Mexico arrests 'El Marro,' gang leader at the center of a bloody cartel war news

    Mexican authorities say they have detained José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias 'El Marro,' the alleged leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:32:40 -0400
  • Tropical Storm Isaias lashes Carolinas, killing at least one news

    The storm caused flooding and tornadoes resulting in at least one death in North Carolina.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:10:53 -0400
  • India to investigate universities' Chinese links as talks continue over Ladakh news

    India is to review its Mandarin language courses over fears some universities were receiving funding from the Chinese Government, as talks between the two superpowers over their disputed boundary in Ladakh continue. Tensions between the two neighbours are at the highest level for several decades, after Chinese troops annexed at least 60 square kilometres of Indian territory in Ladakh in May. An unprecedented anti-China backlash has ensued, particularly after details emerged of the nail-studded rods used to beat 20 Indian soldiers to death, with Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, banning 100 Chinese mobile apps, including WeChat and TikTok. The Indian Government expressed fears over security, claiming users’ data could have been harvested through the apps by Beijing. Five Indian universities are now under scrutiny and have been asked to send all details of collaborations with Chinese institutions since 2017. This includes Mumbai University and the Vellore Institute of Technology, both Confucius Institutes, whereby an international university forms a partnership with a Chinese institution and receives funding from an organisation affiliated with the Chinese Government. China says its Confucius Institutes - of which there are over 500 worldwide - have been set up to advance Chinese culture.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:56:06 -0400
  • Bill Gates: What Joe Biden should do on his first day in office to stop the coronavirus, if he is elected news

    "You really have to view the pandemic as a problem that you're willing to talk about," Bill Gates said.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:54:00 -0400
  • Op-Ed: Trump has pulled out of the global battle for hearts and minds news

    In stripping Voice of America and other broadcasts of their independence, the Trump administration is undermining a powerful tool of diplomacy.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:15:34 -0400
  • U.S. FAA lays plan for Boeing 737 MAX's return; hurdles remain news

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing requiring four key Boeing Co 737 MAX design and operating changes to address safety issues seen in two fatal crashes that led to the plane's grounding in March 2019. The agency is issuing a proposed airworthiness directive to require updated flight-control software, revised display-processing software to generate alerts, a revision of certain flight-crew operating procedures and changes in the routing of some wiring bundles. While the measures align with those expected by Boeing and aerospace analysts for months, the announcement comes after a series of delays and sets in motion the final sequence of events that could lead to the FAA lifting a grounding order on the plane later this year.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:02:07 -0400
  • Scientists retract claim of finding tiniest dinosaur news

    The “tiny, weird bird-like dinosaur” was not a dinosaur or a bird after all, according to a retraction of the research published in a prestigious journal

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:15:00 -0400
  • Which NYPD officers have most complaints against them? news

    The repeal of a controversial law means previously secret allegations of misconduct have now been made publicIn New York, thousands of police discipline records that were kept secret are now public thanks to a change in the law. A statute known as 50-a meant the public could not know about complaints made against police officers or the outcomes of those complaints but, after the mass anti-racism protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in May, activists in New York successfully pushed for the law to be repealed.Soon after the law changed, the news organization ProPublica asked New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) to see this information. The result is a publicly available database of active-duty officers in New York City with at least one allegation against them that has been substantiated by the CCRB. Almost 4,000 officers are included in the database, representing 11% of the 36,000 officers in the NYPD.Shown above are the 10 New York City police officers with the most allegations against them.Often, there is a clear pattern in the allegations made against these officers. Take Daniel Sbarra for instance, a lieutenant in the Organized Crime Investigation Division. Of the 69 allegations against Sbarra where race and ethnicity data for the complainants was recorded, 58 of the civilians were Black and 11 were Hispanic. Most were men. The allegations include offensive language, abuse of authority and use of force. Of the allegations made against Sbarra, 16 have been substantiated. The lieutenant who currently works in Brooklyn North has also been involved in at least 12 lawsuits that have cost the city over $1.5m in settlements.Although it receives thousands of complaints each year, the CCRB is unable to substantiate most of them. Often, they have to rely on NYPD officers to cooperate in the investigations (for example, to hand over body-cam footage) and, despite a legal obligation to do so, the department often fails to comply.Speaking to ProPublica, the former CCRB investigator Dan Bodah said: “I exonerated tons of cases that involved awful conduct that fell within the guidelines. It’s kind of haunting. The law and policy gives cops a lot of discretion.” Out of 3,000 allegations of misuse of force in 2018, just 73 were substantiated.The earnings shown here, which are collected by the Legal Aid Society using New York City Open Data, are from 2018 and include salary as well as overtime and other benefits. It’s important to include those other earnings, since New York police officers often make a huge amount of money in overtime.Take this year’s budget, for example. In 2020, the NYPD had a budget of $5,921,060,664 (that’s $5.9bn), but an additional $5.3bn was spent on overtime, pensions and fringe benefits. That means that the city spends almost $21,000 per minute on the NYPD.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 02:00:02 -0400
  • Parents in a school district in Georgia, are demanding in-person classes. But hundreds of employees have tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19, revealing the biggest blind spot in the fight to reopen schools news

    "The primary consideration should always be the safety, the health of the welfare of the children, as well as the teachers...," Anthony Fauci said.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:58:52 -0400
  • Burger King employee reportedly murdered after a woman complained about the drive-thru wait time news

    Retired Dallas police officer C'mone Wingo reacts to the increase in crime and violence in major U.S. cities.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:07:51 -0400
  • Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro news

    A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian businessman wanted on suspicion of money laundering on behalf of Venezuela's socialist government, his lawyers said Tuesday. The court made the decision to extradite Alex Saab on Friday, but his legal team said in a statement it was informed about the decision only on Monday. Saab was arrested in June when his private jet stopped to refuel in the former Portuguese colony on the way to Iran.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:44:50 -0400
  • Protesters Prevent Police from Investigating Stabbing Outside of Portland Courthouse news

    A “hostile crowd” prevented Portland police from investigating a stabbing at the site of nightly racial justice protests and rioting on Monday. A woman had walked into Lownsdale Square park in downtown Portland and was taking photos or recording video just before 6:30 p.m. when an argument began between the woman and other people in the park. The woman who had been taking photos then brandished a knife and stabbed another woman in the chest.Officers were met with a “hostile crowd” on the scene and were forced to bring in reinforcements to the area. As police were trying to secure the crime scene, someone picked up the knife used in the stabbing and ran off with it, Portland police said. Supervisors made the decision to disengage after officers could not safely conduct an investigation in the presence of the crowd.The suspect fled the area but later returned and was interviewed by police. The victim, whom officers found a few blocks away at SW 5th Ave and SW Taylor Street, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The city has experienced months of rioting and unrest following the death of George Floyd, leading to the deployment of federal agents to the city. Rioters have repeatedly used violence to target the federal courthouse there, attacking federal law enforcement with various weapons including Molotov cocktails, and in some cases blinding officers with lasers.While Oregon elected officials demanded the removal of federal law enforcement from the city, President Trump said “there would be no Portland” if Department of Homeland Security personnel had not been sent in.A phased removal of federal law enforcement from the city began last week.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:00:42 -0400
  • Being a Chinese student in the US: ‘Neither the US nor China wants us’ news

    Amid a global pandemic and diplomatic tensions, Chinese students in the US are feeling anxious.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:30:34 -0400
  • Trump weighs executive action as negotiations progress on next coronavirus stimulus package news

    The president on Monday said he was weighing executive action as Congress and the White House struggle to break the impasse.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:26:47 -0400
  • Fire breaks out at Iranian industrial area, no casualties: state TV

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    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:43:12 -0400
  • A pastor who told congregants not to be afraid of the coronavirus was hospitalized with COVID-19 news

    Charles Pope, a pastor in Washington, D.C., tested positive for COVID-19 after advising worshippers not to fear the virus.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:39:33 -0400
  • From Manhattan to Hiroshima: the race for the atom bomb news

    The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki capped six years of top-secret work by scientists from Europe and North America. In 1939, Albert Einstein signs a letter warning US president Franklin D. Roosevelt of the destructive potential of nuclear fission, which was discovered by the German chemist Otto Hahn. Roosevelt creates the Advisory Body on Uranium.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:41:56 -0400
  • Tropical Storm Isaias is bringing tornadoes, strong winds, and heavy rain to the Mid-Atlantic after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane news

    Tropical Storm warnings are in place all the way up the East Coast — from Surf City, North Carolina to Eastport, Maine.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:10:00 -0400
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