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    Nevada's new law requiring that all registered voters receive a mail-in ballot is an example of the "potential for fraud" cited by President Trump in recent weeks, Fox News contributor Karl Rove told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Tuesday. Rove told host and Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts that Trump is not objecting to mail-in voting per se, which the former George W. Bush adviser said has been "part of the American election process for years, for decades, for over a century." TRUMP VOWS LEGAL ACTION OVER NEVADA MAIL-IN VOTING PLAN However, Rove added, the president does have a problem with situations like that in Nevada, where state officials "approved sending a ballot -- not an application, but a ballot -- to everybody...
    Tuesday on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show,” President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, said that her uncle should be criminally charged over the American deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump said, “If you have it in your power to save somebody’s life but stand by and do nothing, isn’t that negligent homicide or something like that? If you are actively withholding personal protective equipment from a state because a governor isn’t nice enough to you and people end up dying, how is that not a crime?” She continued, “I think we’re at this point where the executive has so much power, especially when one party predominates, that it’s as if anything goes. There’s no accountability, and there’s literally no reason for...
    Nearly 2,700 public proposals to replace Mississippi’s state flag have been released online — including some that feature beer cans, Elvis Presley and Kermit the Frog. The nine-member Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag will now each choose 25 of their favorite submissions by Friday, narrowing the potential field to a maximum of 225 entries, Mississippi Department of Archives and History spokesman Michael Morris said. In total, 2,693 total submissions were received by the MDAH, which posted the submissions on its website Monday. The eventual replacement for the Confederate battle flag — which had been widely condemned as racist and was retired last month — cannot include the Confederate symbol and must feature the phrase “In God We Trust,”...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Isaias unleashed tornadoes, dangerous winds, and heavy rain sweeping through the Tri-State area with nearly as much power as it had after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.More than 12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias still had sustained top winds of 65 mph (105 kph). At 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, the storm's center was about 65 miles (105 km) west of New York City, where winds forced the Staten Island ferry and outdoor subway lines to shut down.More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported from North Carolina to New Jersey.EMBED More News Videos Viewer video from Paul Cassaccio shows a tornado in Marmora, New Jersey. A tornado watch...
    Southern California Gas Co. is taking its battle with state officials over climate change policy to court, arguing in a new lawsuit that the California Energy Commission has failed to promote natural gas as required by state law. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court, is the latest attempt by SoCalGas to shield itself against efforts to phase out gas, a planet-warming fossil fuel used for heating, cooking and power generation. The company, which maintains its headquarters in Los Angeles and is owned by Sempra Energy of San Diego, took in $4.5 billion in operating revenue last year. A separate lawsuit was filed last week against the state’s Air Resources Board by the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition,...
    Indycar | 500 miles from Indianpolis Remains, that is, the usual date The value of Indianpolis host the 500 Miles behind closed doors. Indycar Media The 104th edition of the 500 Miles of Indianpolis 2020 will be historical because, for the first time, will be disputed without public. This was announced today by the organization, despite the fact that until now the slogan had been “if you run with the public or you don’t run.” However, the serious epidemiological situation in the United States It does not allow to maintain that stake of the Indycar, which did not want to do without the key element of the test: the fans. “It is with great regret that we announce that...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY PATRICIA ZENGERLE Negotiations between congressional Democrats and the White House on a new round of coronavirus relief have begun to move in the right direction, though the two sides remain far apart, the U.S. Senate’s top Democrat said on Tuesday. After a week of almost daily negotiations, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said that he, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows have moved closer in several areas. “We remain far apart on a number of issues. But we’re finally moving in the right direction,” Schumer said on the Senate floor....
    (CNN)The price the world has already paid for the Covid-19 pandemic is eyewatering: massive loss of life, long-term health concerns for survivors, job losses and a widespread economic meltdown sparked by large-scale lockdowns.Yet it is increasingly clear that the suffering this virus will inflict has barely begun. And the group that looks likely to have to deal with the consequences of this tragedy for the longest are the youngest in our society. On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world faces a "generational catastrophe" because school closures are depriving children of their education."Getting students back into schools and learning institutions as safely as possible must be a top priority," Guterres said, warning that decisions taken now "will have...
    WASHINGTON —  Los Angeles Rep. Karen Bass is an unlikely contender for vice president. The five-term congresswoman has never run for statewide office, much less a national one; she hasn’t faced a tough reelection race in her comfortably liberal district. Until recently, Bass was scarcely known outside California. And if the 66-year-old leader of the Congressional Black Caucus harbored further political ambitions, she didn’t share them, friends and colleagues say. Bass catapulted onto Joe Biden’s short list for a running mate thanks largely to her pragmatism and unassuming style, which have earned the respect of progressives, moderate Democrats and even some Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield). But for a Biden campaign looking to “do...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Torrential rain and strong winds from Isaias arrived in New York City and the Tri-State knocking out power and causing mass transit disruptions.They were preceded by a tornado watch for the entire region which will was set to continue through 4 p.m. A tornado warning was issued for Sullivan County.It happened as a state emergency went into effect for all of New Jersey at 5 a.m.NEW YORK CITYNew York City Emergency Management Department says it is closely monitoring the situation and has issued a travel advisory from Tuesday morning until Tuesday evening. While heavy rain and strong winds were expected from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., the strongest rain and tropical strength winds will likely take...
    Vice President Mike Pence has hit back at Andrew Cuomo's criticism by claiming the New York Governor made 'poor decisions' in his response to the coronavirus crisis in the state. New York has been the worst-hit state in the pandemic with upwards of 32,000 deaths and 422,000 confirmed cases. Pence said: 'Our hearts grieve for the fact that one in five of all the American lives that have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic were lost in the State of New York and some of that was because of poor decisions by the state and by Governor Cuomo.' Vice President Mike Pence (left) said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (right) made 'poor decisions' in his response to the coronavirus crisis in New YorkHis...
    Coronavirus had yet to be detected in Minnesota on March 3, Super Tuesday, when Minnesotans went to the polls for the state’s presidential primary. On Aug. 11, a week from today, some Minnesotans — at least those who aren’t among the record number to have already cast a mail-in ballot (or are planning to do so) — will once again go to the polls, this time to vote in primaries for local, legislative and congressional seats.  But the experience will be a lot different this time around. Because of COVID-19, masks will be required inside polling locations. Poll workers will be sanitizing everything from voting booths to pens between use. And social distancing will be observed, which could cause lines...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday announced the creation of an online marketplace and four virtual competitions for guests to enter this year. With the fair being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fairgoers will now still be able to support their favorite vendors through the Minnesota State Fair Online Marketplace. The searchable hub is currently slated to feature 240 vendors, with many offering State Fair deals and merchandise. There will be the hard-to-find gifts and gadgets, handmade and made-in-Minnesota goods, foodie fun, upcycled décor, helpful home services, hobby gear, treats for furry friends, apparel, and more. Each vendor’s promotional page will include a description of their business and what they sell, along with a photo of...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Tri-State area is preparing for the possibility of torrential rain, strong winds and storm surge from Isaias on Tuesday.A state emergency went into effect for all of New Jersey at 5 a.m., and a travel advisory is in place for NYC.NEW YORK CITYNew York City Emergency Management Department says it is closely monitoring the situation and has issued a travel advisory from Tuesday morning until Tuesday evening. While heavy rain and strong wind are expected from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., the strongest rain and tropical strength winds will likely take place from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday.A tornado watch is in effect until 4 p.m. in the New York City area."We encourage New...
    Residents of Imperial County, California, line up in front of a bookkeeping shop in Calexico to fill out unemployment claim forms on July 24.Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images Millions of Americans are getting a big cut in their unemployment checks after the expiration of a policy that offered an extra $600 a week in aid. A subset of workers — such as part-timers, low-wage workers, and some freelancers and contractors — will feel that cut more acutely than others. The $600 federal supplement to unemployment benefits, part of a federal coronavirus relief law enacted in March, comes on top of the typical aid that states pay.VIDEO2:3502:35Congress fails to agree on another Covid-19 stimulus deal—Here's what lawmakers are sayingNews Videos'Meager'...
    For more than year, state officials and community groups in California have pushed a singular message: the importance of filling out the decennial count. Organizations canvassed neighborhoods, and hosted rallies and information sessions where they explained how census data turns into federal dollars that trickle down to cities and states. After the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the chance to gather in person, they started phone banks and honed social media campaigns. Those efforts, officials said, have achieved some of the best results in the country in getting the hardest-to-count communities to respond — of the estimated 3.5 million to 4.1 million households in that category, some 2 million have replied — although there is still work to be done...
    Donald Trump has again warned of the danger of election fraud by mail-in ballots and claimed the election could be delayed by its unprecedented scale.  'You know, you could have a case where this election won't be decided on the evening of November 3. This election could be decided two months later.' Trump told Axios. The president added: 'We have a new phenomenon it's called mail-in voting. It's new in terms of the kind of millions and millions of ballots. So they're going to send tens of millions of ballots to California, all over the place. 'I have a friend, lives in Westchester County his son passed away … He called me, he said, "I just got a – I just...
    President Donald Trump ramped up his baseless attacks on mail-in voting late Monday by threatening to issue an executive order curbing the practice ahead of the November elections, a move rights groups and experts said would be a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. “I have the right to do it,” Trump said during a Covid-19 press briefing Monday evening. “We haven’t gotten there yet, but we’ll see what happens.” “No, he doesn’t,” responded attorney Daniel Jacobson. “As the Supreme Court has explained: ‘the Framers of the Constitution intended the States to keep for themselves, as provided in the Tenth Amendment, the power to regulate elections.'” Steve Vladeck, a professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin, also weighed in:...
    Texas is increasingly looking like a battleground state, and the Joe Biden campaign is sending some attention that way. The campaign announced six hires in Texas, including state director Rebecca Acuña and deputy state director Jennifer Longoria. The campaign is also launching digital ads in English and Spanish, commemorating the anniversary of the mass shooting in El Paso. That comes weeks after Biden’s first television ad in Texas, which had a relatively modest buy but should help keep the Trump campaign wasting money in its bid to shore up a lead in a state that shouldn’t even be a contest. The presidential race isn’t the only sign of trouble for Republicans in Texas, either. Daily Kos Elections recently moved two Texas congressional races in the direction of Democrats, with a poll in one of...
    SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey entered a state of emergency Tuesday, as the state braces for Tropical Storm Isaias. The Jersey Shore is expected to see torrential downpours and strong winds that could lead to coastal flooding and widespread power outages. Unrelenting rain, thunder and lightning moved through Point Pleasant on Monday night. The Ocean County Airport clocked a gust of 70 mph. TRACKING ISAIAS: Check the latest forecast and weather alerts Residents covered their cabanas, stacked patio furniture and buttoned up boats. Ortley Beach resident Joe Napolitano said the preparations are customary for coastal living. “We put away as much as we can, tie everything up,” Napolitano said. “With any type of storm, you can’t take it as...
    Ohio Democrats see opportunity on the horizon for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, given the coronavirus pandemic the Trump administration is still struggling to control and the economic fallout that has ensued. Ad money is flowing into the state's media markets. The Trump campaign has reserved nearly $22 million on the airwaves since June 1 through Election Day, according to Kantar/CMAG, despite a spending freeze last week. And on Thursday the president is planning an in-person visit to raise money in Cleveland and to tour a Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Clyde.   The Biden campaign has two ads running in the state, part of a seven-figure ad buy that will run through the Democratic convention. The ads, playing in the Toledo and...
    (CNN)US leaders have struggled to enforce social gathering rules and mask mandates as residents push for a return to normal life amid a rampant spread of coronavirus. But while people may be tired of the pandemic, there's still a long way to go, one world health official said Monday."We need to remain focused. We need to remain strong," the World Health Organization's Covid-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove said. "We need to accept that this is challenging, but use these challenges to really put it towards something positive and fight this pandemic together."New restrictions were put in place by many US states after parts of the country began reopening and -- several weeks later -- saw a spike in cases....
    (Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Military helps enforce Australian state's isolation rules A group of 500 military personnel will be deployed to enforce COVID-19 isolation orders in Australia's Victoria state, with anyone caught in breach of those rules facing hefty fines as high as A$20,000 ($14,250.00). The only exemption will be for urgent medical care. Nearly a third of those who contracted COVID-19 were not home isolating when checked on by officials, requiring tough new penalties, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday. Trump vows to sue Nevada over voting by mail President Donald Trump vowed on Monday he would sue Nevada after the state's Democratic lawmakers passed a bill to...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Vice President Mike Pence responded to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) criticisms of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response by blaming some of the deaths in New York on Cuomo’s policies and by pointing to Cuomo’s past praise of President Trump’s coronavirus response. Pence said, “Well, our hearts grieve for the fact that one in five of all the American lives that have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic were lost in the state of New York and some of that was because of poor decisions by the state and by Gov. Cuomo. But look, I liked it better when he said that President Trump’s leadership in the pandemic was,...
    (CNN)Any way you cut it, the Manhattan district attorney's subpoena to President Donald Trump's financial firm Mazars USA is bad news for Trump. And that's why Trump's lawyers are trying so desperately to get the subpoena thrown out. Elie HonigNew revelations about the subpoena show that prosecutors are focused on alleged crimes that go beyond hush money payments made by the Trump Organization to two women who alleged that they had affairs with Trump (Trump denies the affairs). Prosecutors are also focused on a series of financial transactions that could relate to potential tax fraud, insurance fraud and bank fraud.Here's why this should concern Trump and his team. Criminal charges relating to hush money payments are notoriously difficult to prove...
    As many as 300 inmates, many of who are Taliban and Islamic State followers, have escaped from an Afghan prison after a protracted attack by ISIS that lasted nearly 20 hours. The attack began Sunday evening in the city of Jalalabad when a suicide bomber slammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the security perimeter of a major prison complex housing. Militants then used the opening to storm the complex and began a gun battle with Afghan security forces that lasted nearly 20 hours. ISIS’s Khorasan Province branch, which operates primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan, claimed responsibility soon after the assault began. ISKP first came to fore in 2015 and has since grown and committed a number of atrocious attacks...
    KANYE West is continuing with his presidential campaign and is attempting to get on the ballot in Wisconsin. According to Intelligencer, West hired the petitioning firm Let the Voters Decide to get 2,000 valid signatures by Tuesday at 5 p.m. to be listed on the ballot. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2Kanye West is attempting to get on the ballot in Wisconsin by using a petitioning firm In 2016, Wisconsin proved to be a huge swing state helped the decision by less than 23,000 votes. In order to help get West on the ballot, the petitioning firm deployed 45 people in the state, according to Intelligencer. ...
    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is re-tightening restrictions on indoor gatherings following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the state that officials have linked to house parties and other indoor events.  Murphy on Monday said he was limiting indoor gatherings to just 25 people, or 25 percent of a room's capacity, down from the previous limit of 100.  The reversed restrictions will not apply to weddings, funerals and memorial services, and religious and political activities protected under the First Amendment.  It comes after the state started recording the biggest spikes in daily coronavirus cases for at least two months.   New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Monday he was re-tightening restrictions on indoor gatherings following a recent surge...
    Texas isn't including positive COVID-19 test results in its official tally if those positives come from rapid-result tests, meaning there could be tens of thousands more cases in the state than the official statistics report, according to the Houston Chronicle. Thousands of Texans have taken the antigen tests that deliver results in 30 minutes or less. The tests are reportedly used in doctors offices, hospitals, and clinics. But state guidelines consider a positive result from an antigen test to be a "probable" COVID-19 case, rather than a confirmed case. The Texas Department of State Health Services currently only reports confirmed cases to the public. The rapid-result tests have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an emergency...
    Students read their school work in Arlene Lebowitz's third-grade class during summer school July 2, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. Tim Boyle/Getty Images Community leaders in Illinois called for history classes in state schools to stop until a " suitable alternative" is established to represent minority groups in the curriculum. Democratic State Representative LaShawn K. Ford said "current history teachings lead to a racist society and overlook the contributions of women and minorities," according to NBC Chicago. The state representative is calling for schools to discard history books "that unfairly communicate our history." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Local officials and community leaders in Illinois called to cease history classes in state schools until new methods are...
    Coronavirus has changed a lot of things and while several countries across the globe are now gearing up for an unlock phase and opening up theatres and other places of public gathering, the same does not look for India. With rising cases of COVID-19, the cinemas are not expected to open anytime soon and now the filmmakers may also have to put a halt on their projects in Tamil Nadu as TN minister Kadambur Raju has denied requests from makers to resume shooting amid the current time. While a few months ago, the government had given permission for films to resume their post-production work, given the situation of rising cases, the work was halted amid lockdown. Thala Ajith Starrer Valimai to...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday fuming over the federal response to the pandemic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday slammed the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the 'worst government blunder in modern history' and said states like Florida and Texas were foolish to follow the advice coming from the Trump administration.  At a press conference where he called on New Yorkers to continue social distancing and wearing masks, he pointed to how the numbers had turned around in his state while others are growing elsewhere.  Experts predict there will be another 30,000 deaths in the US by the end of August. To date, more than 150,000 have died and there have been more than 4million...
    Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blamed state and local government officials of being behind the rise of José Antonio 'El Marro' Yépez and his Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel. López Obrador, who often criticizes past administrations for the country's ongoing wave of violence, made the claim during a Sunday afternoon address that was uploaded to social media after El Marro and nine henchmen were captured at approximately 4am local time in the Guanajuato municipality of Juventino Rosas.  'How did this cartel grow so much that Guanajuato became the most violent state in the country? They have 15 percent of the homicides that are committed in the entire country, 15 percent in Guanajuato. That is if there are 100 homicides,...
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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York’s real estate professionals can now have their licenses revoked for violating the Human Rights Law. In an effort to further reinforce New York’s commitment to combat housing discrimination, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that grants the Department of State the authority to discipline real estate professionals found to have violated provisions of the state Human Rights Law by revoking or suspending their license. The new law strengthens the abilities of the Secretary of State to discipline licensed professionals for discriminatory behavior while also complementing the Department’s existing regulations, which authorize the Secretary to discipline licensed agents and brokers that have engaged in any...
    The novel coronavirus has swept through the D.C. area, spurring massive changes in the way we live our lives — from whether we go to work to how our children are educated. Below is a timeline of some of the key developments over the past few months. WTOP will continue to update this timeline as things change. In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, a man wears a face mask as he stands along the waterfront in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj, File) DECEMBER 2019 Reports first emerge of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness linked to an outdoor food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. JAN. 9 Doctors and scientists studying the illness determine the viral...
    The Supreme Court’s landmark decision Janus v. AFSCME, which was handed down only two years ago, has recently enjoyed fresh attention in the national press. Mark Janus sued the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, Local #31 over whether it was legal or not for him to pay a fee for not belonging to a union. In overturning a 1977 decision, Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the Supreme Court found that forcing Janus to pay those fees violated the First Amendment’s guarantees of freedom of the press and freedom of association. Now the revived interest in Janus concerns the “second part” of the decision. Attorneys General throughout America have advanced the implementation of Janus, but the...
    The Raiders notified season-ticket holders Monday they would be shut out of Allegiant Stadium due to the COVID_19 pandemic. Fans were told the Raiders “made the difficult decision to play the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium without fans in attendance.” It does not say if the Raiders would reconsider during the season or in the event of a playoff game pending positive developments in terms of control of the pandemic. The news, confirmed by a team source, isn’t a surprise, given that owner Mark Davis told The Athletic on July 19 that things appeared to be headed in that direction. “It’s all or none for me,” Davis said. “Either all the fans are going to be...
    With Hurricane Isaias forecast to menace Florida’s east coast, NASA and SpaceX have moved Sunday’s splashdown of two astronauts returning from the international Space Station from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. The return of Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, who became the first two NASA astronauts to launch into space from U.S. soil in a decade and the first to do so in a privately owned spaceship when they lifted off on May 30 from Cape Canaveral, will also mark the first “splashdown” of space voyagers in 45 years, according to NASA. Space X’s Dragon capsule containing the two is scheduled to drop into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle near Panama City, halfway...
    The Nevada state legislature passed a bill to mail ballots to voters before the November election, and Donald Trump is Not Happy. He’s also using his own destruction of the Postal Service as a reason for why voting by mail couldn’t work. “In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state,” Trump tweeted. “Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid to steal the state. See you in Court!” In fact, Gov. Steve Sisolak has yet to sign the bill, though he is expected to do so, and the bill also includes provisions ensuring that there will be many more in-person voting locations in November than there were...
    Barack Obama issued an endorsement list of 118 candidates on Monday morning, including backing Senator Lindsey Graham's Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. 'I'm proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats,' the former president tweeted. 'If you're in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall.' He also urged people to vote by mail, despite President Donald Trump spending the last week railing against the remote voting measure. 'And if you can, vote early—by mail or in person,' Obama posted along with a link to a statement posted on Medium along with his endorsement list. Harrison, who became the candidate after all other candidates withdrew or were disqualified,...
    A California trophy hunter who killed an elephant and ate a piece of it for dinner says he's being abused online after PETA released video of his hunt as it promotes a state bill seeking to ban the importation and possession of endangered African animals.  Aaron Raby, who describes himself as a 'blue-collar' crane operator from Los Angeles, paid more than $30,000 for a South Africa hunting trip to shoot and kill the tusked elephant and paid roughly $10,000 to have its head preserved as a souvenir of his expedition.  On Monday the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released video of Raby’s kill in a bid to pressure lawmakers to pass new legislation, Senate Bill 1175, which seeks to ban...
    A pair of House Committees issued subpoenas Monday that would require testimony and depositions from top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – including the senior advisor alleged to have walked his dog and performed other errands. House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Eliot Engel and House Oversight Committee chair Carolyn Maloney, both Democrats, fired off the subpoenas Monday as part of an ongoing probe into the firing of Inspector General Steve Linick. Pompeo asked President Trump to fire Linick, who was probing a variety of State Department matters, including allegations that aide Toni Porter walked Pompeo's dog and did other tasks while on the government payroll. He also was probing a Saudi arms sale and allegations regarding Pompeo's...
    [The stream is slated to start at 1:00 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press briefing on Monday as the state continues with its reopening plan amid outbreaks in other parts of the U.S.  New York has managed to keep its Covid-19 outbreak contained for weeks as other states across the country struggle to suppress a surge in cases. Last week, Cuomo invited Major League Baseball teams to play in New York, arguing the state could keep players better protected from the coronavirus after games were postponed in the wake of new cases, which cast doubt on the return of the sport. ...
    Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio are the four states that GOP strategists have been describing as President Donald Trump’s “Rust Belt firewall” — states that went to President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 but favored Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. But that “firewall” has not been holding up for the president. Trump’s reelection campaign has “temporarily” suspended its advertising in Michigan, although it continues to advertise in the other three — all of which are clearly in play for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. And Philadelphia-based reporter Holly Otterbein, in an article published in Politico on August 2, stresses that so far, Trump’s attacks on Biden have not been resonating...
    This was the beginning of the reign of the CJNG leader, the most wanted man in the United States Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, el Mencho, the Lord of the Roosters or the Gallero, was not always the most powerful man in Jalisco, but the violence that plagues the state is a problem that the authorities themselves allowed to grow. Sexennium after sexennium. And so, little by little, the drug trafficking, the homicides, disappearances and “lifts“Were becoming an everyday issue in the state. When Nacho Colonel The Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) was at the forefront of the crime in Jalisco, it was said that everything was “controlled.” Since he was shot down 10 years ago, that changed. The death of Nacho Coronel...
    A group of collegiate athletes in the Pac-12 conference threatened to boycott the upcoming season over concerns over the coronavirus and racial inequities. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports A group of collegiate athletes in the Pac-12 conference threatened to boycott the upcoming season over concerns over the coronavirus and racial inequities. The group published a letter to the conference in The Players Tribune featuring a list of demands that must be met for players to return to the field. According to reports, some student-athletes have faced repercussions for their involvement in the movement. Washington State Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich threatened to withhold wide receiver Kassidy Woods' scholarship over potential involvement with the player boycott, according to The Dallas...
    Florida coronavirus cases hit 491,884 on Monday after 4,752 new positives and 73 additional deaths of residents in the state were reported, the Health Department reported. In total, the results of 60,994 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 9.08%, with which, as in the report on Sunday, a figure below the target of 10 percent is shown. This had not happened since June 24. In the last week, 59,137 new cases have been reported: 4,752 on Monday; 7,104 on Sunday; 9,642 on Saturday; 9,007 on Friday; 9,956 on Thursday; 9,446 on Wednesday and 9,230 on Tuesday. Last week’s average positive for COVID-19 is 8,448 per day. Miami-Dade now has 123,644 cases and Broward 58,531. The two counties...
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    The Daily News, a New York City newspaper, recently filed a lawsuit to compel the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and licensing officials to release the full names, the type of license, and the residential zip codes of individuals who had been issued a firearm license or renewal in 2018, and who had not been granted an exemption from disclosure. According to the complaint, the proceeding arises out of the newspaper’s “ongoing commitment to quality public affairs journalism on issues including crime, gun control and policing. In particular, reporting about firearm licensing informs the public debate on critically important issues like gun control, gun rights and the scourge of gun violence in America…”The complaint fails to indicate how this information will...
    The parents of a Washington state teenager found alive after nine days in the woods say she went missing after trying to cut through a forest after her car ran out of gas.  Giovanna 'Gia' Fuda, 18, disappeared on July 24 after visiting a coffee shop in Index, and her vehicle was found on a highway that winds through the rugged Cascade Mountains the following day.  Rescue crews spent more than a week searching surrounding areas and were beginning to lose hope when they finally discovered Gia near a ravine deep in the woods Saturday afternoon.  Investigators first described Gina's disappearance 'suspicious', and initially feared that she may have been abducted.   However, Gina's parents told KIRO 7 that there was...
    Trump has repeatedly made baseless claims that voting by mail will make the 2020 election "fraudulent," though research has shown voter fraud in the United States is exceptionally rare. Although many states make no distinction between absentee voting and other mail-in balloting, he has suggested that absentee voting is just fine. Nevada used a similar approach for its June primary, mailing ballots to all voters automatically. Asked Friday by state legislators if she was aware of any fraud in that election, the state's Republican secretary of state, Barbara Cegavske, said no. "To my knowledge … we’ve not had any cases of fraud that have been reported to us," she answered. Trump has also argued that the Postal Service will be...
    Ohio State and Wisconsin are expected to meet in the Big 10 title game. In a preseason college football poll from Cleveland.com, Wisconsin and Ohio State were predicted to win their respective divisions in the B1G. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) If they do meet again in the title game, it’ll be the third time in the past four years. Ohio State and Wisconsin should absolutely be the two favorites to appear in the B1G title game. Both teams own their sides of the Big 10 until further notice. Ohio State has the east locked down and Wisconsin has run the west like nobody’s business over the past several years. The two...
    President Donald Trump on Monday railed against what he called an 'illegal late night coup' in Nevada that he characterized as an attempt to 'steal' the election as pundits warn it could take a week or more to know November's results thanks to mail-in voting. Lawmakers in Nevada on Sunday passed a bill to have November's vote be conducted by all mail-in ballots. The governor is expected to sign it, meaning Nevada will join several other states that have taken that option as a way to combat the coronavirus epidemic.  Trump and Republicans have warned that such moves will lead to voter fraud despite repeated studies that show that is not the case. The president decried Nevada's move in a...
    Is buying a RV worth it? Families share their stories Breakfast sales at fast-food giants like Starbucks and McDonalds dried up during the pandemic College Football amidst Coronavirus Pandemic: On this day in CFT history, including the family of Joe Paterno filing an appeal of the NCAA’s sanctions of Penn State The sports world, including college football, had essentially screeched to a halt in the spring as countries around the world battled the coronavirus pandemic. As such, there was a dearth of college football news as the sport went into a COVID-induced hibernation.  Slowly, though, the game is coming back to life.  Hopefully. © Getty Images That being said, we thought it might be fun to go back through...
    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump started off the new week by railing against mail-in voting and the “fake news” media as the 2020 election draws closer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump began by celebrating a photo of two dozen supporters who were “out in force” to protest the “illegal late-night coup” that occurred in Nevada after the state government passed a bill to mail ballots to every voter in the state. This also included a threat from Trump to legally challenge this legislation. “In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state,” Trump said. “Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid...
    Stacy Fernández - Aliyya Swaby August 3, 2020 11:30AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune. After weeks of confusion and conflicting signals, Texas has settled into policies that effectively compel schools to reopen their classrooms this fall no later than eight weeks after the academic year begins, whether they want to or not. Teachers, parents, school administrators and public health officials have been seeking clarity for weeks on how the state will approach reopening schools safely as coronavirus infections and deaths rise across Texas. : Gov. Greg Abbott has not responded directly to questions from reporters about who has the authority to order schools closed in areas hard hit by the virus, and the Texas Education...
    Bob Hennelly August 3, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) This article was originally published by InsiderNJ. Used by permission. In my home state of New Jersey and across the river in New York, where COVID-19 has been under control for the last two months, there's a deep sense of foreboding that the failure of so many other states to learn from our painful experience, and the MIA status of the Federal government, will lead to another mass casualty event. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo has observed from the beginning, we have been behind the curve of this scourge, in a purely reactive mode. We're like a person on fire running to escape the flames. : Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey has already sounded the...
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-daredevil-scientists-who-fly-into-hurricanes Firefighters across the nation consult a go-to website for cautionary tales. The “Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center” shares things that have gone wrong so that next time everyone can hopefully avoid the pitfalls. Today, the site is brimming with the uncharted challenges of combating natural disasters during a pandemic. It’s hard enough to confront a blaze, or hurricane, or earthquake at the best of times. Weather forecasters expect a busy natural disaster season, following Hurricane Hanna’s debut last weekend. But the historic knowledge of how to cope no longer applies, and the Lessons Learned website’s posts paint a disturbing picture. While fighting the Sawtooth inferno in Arizona in June, for instance, firefighters assumed they’d get help from the...
    Wealthy New Yorkers who fled the city during the coronavirus crisis “don’t want to come back” — and may be further deterred by talk of rising taxes, an economic watchdog warned Sunday. “They want to go to the office, but they don’t want to come back to the city,” Partnership for NYC President Kathryn Wylde said Sunday on WABC 770 AM’s “The Cats Roundtable” radio show. “It’s hard to move a company… but it’s much easier for individuals to move,” she said, noting that most offices plan to allow remote work indefinitely. The top one-percent of earners currently account for 40 percent of New York state tax revenue, according to numbers crunched by Wylde’s pro-business group last month. New...
    Wealthy New Yorkers who fled the city during the coronavirus crisis “don’t want to come back” — and may be further deterred by talk of rising taxes, an economic watchdog warned Sunday. “They want to go to the office, but they don’t want to come back to the city,” Partnership for NYC President Kathryn Wylde said Sunday on WABC 770 AM’s “The Cats Roundtable” radio show. “It’s hard to move a company… but it’s much easier for individuals to move,” she said, noting that most offices plan to allow remote work indefinitely. The top one-percent of earners currently account for 40 percent of New York state tax revenue, according to numbers crunched by Wylde’s pro-business group last month. New York...
    West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now? If the Senate doesnt bail out the childcare industry, economists see women leaving the workforce en masse Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman will remain in the 2020 NBA Draft In the end, Xavier Tillman Sr.’s decision whether or not to return to remain in the 2020 NBA Draft for his senior season came down to security. © Getty Images A 6-foot-8 forward that averaged 13.7 points, 10.3 boards, 3.0 assists and 2.1 blocks this past season, Tillman was an NBC Sports third-team All-American a season ago. He’s projected as the No. 23 pick in the latest NBC Sports mock draft. He was the best NBA prospect that had yet to make a...
    New York (CNN Business)The US Presidential Election is bound to look different this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, both Democratic and GOP party conventions have been dramatically scaled back, and it's unlikely that there will be rooms packed with people celebrating election night results on November 3. Many states have moved to expand vote-by-mail and absentee voting, which could mean new voting experiences for many Americans and a longer timeline for vote counting. As newsrooms think about how to cover the run-up to the election that is now just 93 days away, experts say educating voters on how voting systems will work should be top of mind."The press needs to educate the public both about how to vote ......
    Patrick Semansky/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.President Donald Trump thinks that just because there are coronavirus outbreaks around the world, he’s off the hook. That, and the only reason that the pandemic is raging unchecked is because terrific testing is revealing cases. With these twin denials, Trump has drilled an escape hatch from reality through which he can slip out to the golf course, comforted by the knowledge he’s doing the best job in the world, and even if he isn’t, the rest of the world is losing anyway, so what can a president do? Today, Trump tweeted that the “fake news” isn’t covering an outbreak in the Australian state of...
    Ashlie D. Stevens August 2, 2020 3:00PM (UTC) On July 4th — just a few hours after competitive eater Joey Chestnut downed 75 Nathan's hot dogs in ten minutes, four more than his record the year prior — a screenshot of a poster featuring different regional hot dogs started making the rounds on social media. "Tag yourself," the caption would read, "which hot dog are you?"  Some respondents leaned whimsical (who wouldn't want to be a hot dog cut to look like an octopus?), while others took a more philosophical bent in their selections. My college roommate chose the bagel dog because it kind of looks like it's wrapped in a comforter, which has been her default pandemic state. But...
    California has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases as the death toll in the US tops 1,000 for the fifth day in a row.  The state of California has set multiple milestones amid the pandemic throughout the month of July.  As of Saturday, California has recorded 500,130 cases. The state's health department also reported an additional 219 deaths, which set a new record for the number of deaths reported in a single day.  That record was last broken on Wednesday when California recorded 176 deaths. The state has a total of 9,224 deaths.  California (testing site in Los Angeles) has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases Meanwhile, deaths from the coronavirus in the US...
    The Texas Board of Law Examiners will now allow those taking the bar exam to bring menstrual products to the examination. Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images The state of Texas will now allow people to take the days-long state bar exam to bring their own menstrual products, The Texas Tribune reported. The previous policy, which prohibited test-takers from being their own menstrual products to the exam for security concerns, was the subject of a July letter signed by hundreds of Texas lawyers, students, and professors. The Texas Board of Law Examiners previously provided the products in the women's restroom, according to the report. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The state of Texas will now allow...
    Positive COVID-19 test rates are going up in Northampton, Easthampton, and Belchertown, while Amherst's positive test rate continues to decline, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive. On Aug. 1, Gov. Charlie Baker reported the state’s 7-day positive test rate was at 2.1 percent, up from a low of 1.7 percent earlier this month. (Massachusetts does not provide 7-day positive test rates for municipalities, only 14-day rates.) Every Hampshire County community met that 5 percent goal in the most recent reporting period released by the governor’s office on Friday, July 31. In Northampton the positive...
    Positive COVID-19 test rates are going up, slowly, in Chicopee and Wilbraham, while West Springfield’s positive test rate continues to decline and Russell’s wildly high rate is starting to flatten out, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. Meanwhile, in Springfield, the 14-day COVID-19 positive test rate went up a little from last week to 2.9 percent, but it’s still below a high of 3.4 percent in the city earlier this month. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive. On Aug. 1, Gov. Charlie Baker reported the state’s 7-day positive test rate was at 2.1 percent, up from a low of 1.7...
    The Michigan vs. Ohio State football game might happen a lot earlier than usual this season. The Wolverines and Buckeyes historically meet in their final game each year, and it’s one of the best rivalries in all of sports. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) However, coronavirus might throw those plans off. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the game between the two Big 10 powers “will probably be played earlier in the season” to avoid it being canceled because of coronavirus. Playing the Michigan/Ohio State game earlier in the year just isn’t right. That’s not what college football is all about. Great rivalry games are meant to be played at the end of...
    In my nearly fifty years as a resident of Montbello, I've seen a lot of change in Denver Public Schools. As a parent, retired DPS teacher and community member, I'm accustomed to fighting to get what our kids deserve. And now, after serving on the Reimagine the SPF committee, I want the Board of Education to adopt the recommendations we collaboratively developed over the course of nine months. The School Performance Framework or SPF, was supposed to be a way for families to determine if a school offers a quality education. Sadly, the color-coded school report cards were "weaponized" — used by DPS to determine which schools should be closed. In our community, school after school was shut down and...
    For the fifth consecutive day, California reported fewer coronavirus-related hospitalizations, leading to a decrease of 25% since July 26, according to state reports. There were 6,459 hospitalizations Saturday, Aug. 1, or 1,540 fewer hospitalizations (-19%) than the previous day. The state’s number of total cases topped 500,000 (506,456) since reporting began, and 9,354 people have died as of Saturday. There were 6,896 new cases of the coronavirus and 182 new deaths reported, according to unofficial counts from county websites. California health officials reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child on Friday, saying the victim in the Central Valley was a teenager who had other health conditions. Napa, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties have been added to the...
    A fisherman pulls one of two sockeye salmon that landed in his net while dip-netting on the Kenai River.Nathanial Wilder For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This story was produced by the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit news organization.    Cortney Edwards’ camp at the mouth of the Kasilof River in south central Alaska looks like a preschool in the sand. His white Suburban and a long piece of driftwood cordon off a stretch of beach that is filled with toys, a pink princess tent, camp chairs sized for the kindergarten set, and an outdoor kitchen under a portable canopy. Here with his wife, two adult daughters, five grandchildren, and two foster...
    Haven’t we been through enough this year?  In Maine, that seems to be the question on everyone’s minds given the events of the last week. Not only did Governor Janet Mills clash with the state’s Republican Party about easing COVID-19 restrictions on out-of-state visitors, but the state also experienced its first fatal shark attack in recorded history. It’s been a brutal year, especially for the state’s tourism and hospitality industry, but the events of the last few days alone beg the question: can the hotels, restaurants and small businesses that shape “Vacationland” as we know it survive the summer of 2020? On the state’s official website on July 27, Governor Mills posted a statement against a Republican initiative to ease quarantine restrictions on...
    (CNN)The US has reported more deaths linked to coronavirus than anywhere else in the world and updated models show 20,000 more Americans could die in just the next three weeks. The ensemble forecast, published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects more than 173,000 American deaths by August 22. At least 154,447 Americans have died since the beginning of the pandemic. Across the country, local leaders and public health experts have urged residents not to let their guard down as social gatherings, especially among younger groups, are fueling the spread of the virus. While some states across the South seem to be nearing their peak, experts say others, including in the Midwest, are raising new concern. ...
    Abby Livingston - Alexa Ura - Valeria Olivares August 2, 2020 6:02AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune. WASHINGTON — In a rare moment in the Trump era, several Texas Republicans pushed back against President Donald Trump on Thursday when he floated in a tweet the idea of delaying the presidential election in November. The president does not have the legal authority to move Election Day; that power resides with Congress. Trump's tweet came just 16 minutes after the U.S. Commerce Department released data showing the nation's gross domestic product had fallen 33% in the second quarter of 2020. In it, he said, "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE...
    Earthquake : (.) – Alaska’s highway repair crews are the envy of the continental United States for how quickly they worked to fix a highway that was wrecked by the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck the state Friday. An access ramp connecting the highway to the international airport with Minnesota Drive in Anchorage collapsed in the earthquake, causing a hole so large that a van that fell into it looked like a toy. Before and after photos of the damaged road, shared on Facebook on Tuesday, show how quickly the repairs were carried out. The remaining pieces of the road are no longer there, the hole was filled, the road was paved and the transit lines were painted. All...
            by Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman   Some evil people in the U.S. justice system are smiling right now. They got their wish. Conservative champion former Congressman Steve Stockman is in the federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, and against all logic and human decency has been kept for months from being transferred to home confinement by someone “high up.” Now, Steve is infected with COVID-19. It is apparent that some people in the justice system want him dead. What has happened to Steve must be investigated, and the culprits in the justice system and their abettors in the Bureau of Prisons exposed and punished. Steve is the only over-60 diabetic prisoner remaining at the...
              Governor Mike DeWine has issued several new recommendations in the wake of an uptick in coronavirus cases. The number of coronavirus cases in Ohio has recently gone over 90,000 and almost 3,500 people have died, according to The COVID Tracking Project. Thirteen Ohio counties are under the Level Three Public Health Emergency. Level Three means that a county has “very high expose and spread” of the coronavirus. DeWine noted that the virus was spreading to more rural counties on Twitter. Here is this week’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System map. The good news is that more people are wearing masks in our urban counties and we are seeing the spread slow. The bad...
    By The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian media are reporting that coronavirus-forced restrictions in Melbourne could be tightened from next week as authorities try to stem the spread of COVID-19. The Sunday Age reported the city may be placed under a six-week period of more stringent constraints, including the almost complete shutdown of Melbourne’s public transport network, starting from Wednesday. The Sunday Herald Sun reports Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews will announce the new measures over the next two days. They also include limiting the distance residents could travel from their homes and the closure of more businesses selling non-essential goods. It comes as Australia’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 201, with Victoria state leaders considering New Zealand-style lockdowns...
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian media are reporting that coronavirus-forced restrictions in Melbourne could be tightened from next week as authorities try to stem the spread of COVID-19. The Sunday Age reported the city may be placed under a six-week period of more stringent constraints, including the almost complete shutdown of Melbourne’s public transport network, starting from Wednesday. The Sunday Herald Sun reports Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews will announce the new measures over the next two days. They also include limiting the distance residents could travel from their homes and the closure of more businesses selling non-essential goods. It comes as Australia’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 201, with Victoria state leaders considering New Zealand-style lockdowns to get community transmission...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The faithful gathered for a reopen the church rally on Saturday at the state Capitol calling for people all over Sacramento to gather for church services. This Is Pentecost Ministries led hymns and prayers and many worshipers were spotted wearing masks and keeping up social distancing. Everyone was looking for a way to express their faith. NEW APP: Download the new CBS Sacramento News app for iOS and Android “We need strength and, for many people, their faith, it is their essential and so to not be able to come to their churches or places of worship,” Tamara Bennett said. “We just wanted to create something that we could come together and worship.” TIP Ministries also streams weekly...
    (CNN)Joe Biden's top priority in selecting a running mate will be to choose somebody who can help unite and energize the sprawling, restless Democratic coalition and help bring home an electoral victory in November. Errol LouisThree of the rumored leading contenders -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Karen Bass -- each represent different wings of the party that Biden must placate. Warren comes from the ultra-liberal progressive wing, while the selection of Harris would represent an all-out bid to maximize Black turnout nationally. Picking Bass, who serves as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, would be a gesture toward the party's insiders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who are said to be championing Bass.What Biden's pick will...
    State and local governments have hemorrhaged 1.5 million jobs since February, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reports. Nine states lost more than one in 10 state and local government jobs, and in 17 states, more than 10% of jobs in education were lost. But that’s just a down payment on the carnage that’s coming if Senate Republicans continue standing in the way of the needed aid to state and local governments—up to 5.3 million jobs could be lost. “By not providing federal aid, policymakers would also be sentencing the economy to a prolonged depression, like the one caused by the budget cuts imposed in the aftermath of the Great Recession,” EPI’s Julia Wolfe and Melat Kassa write. “We should heed the...
    In the wake of the pandemic, the state's health care workforce is becoming politically mobilized. By Jared Brey, for Capital and Main Streets flooded with protesters, police precincts in flames, socially distanced lines at polling places, and grim reapers at the beach. In a year full of striking political images, few have been as simple and powerful as pale blue scrubs and a surgical mask. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted America’s divisions and cast many of its leaders in an unflattering light. But it has also drawn attention to the vulnerability of the country’s frontline workers—none more so than the nurses and home health aides that work in some of the virus’ most severe hotspots, at daily risk of contracting the disease. The early days of the pandemic were...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Coast Guard is urging the commercial and recreational maritime community in the Tri-State area to practice hurricane preparedness as Isaias has the potential to affect the region.AccuWeather is forecasting Isaias to potentially impact the Tri-State area as a tropical storm on Tuesday. Potential hazards include high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding.RELATED: Where is Isaias now and what can we expectCaptains of the Port for New York and Long Island Sound are encouraging boaters to be proactive and prepared ahead of impending heavy weather."We are closely monitoring Hurricane Isaias and preparing for potential impacts to the region's Marine Transportation System," said Capt. Jason Tama, Sector Commander for Sector New York....
    Home rental company Airbnb is shutting down properties that ignore social distancing guidelines and company policy to host massive parties. On Friday, the company announced that 35 listings in New Jersey that have received complaints or violated party or event policies are being suspended or removed for "irresponsible behavior."  Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City are among the 25 cities in the state that have impacted listings. Airbnb is not releasing the addresses of the listings "out of respect for the privacy of the hosts and homeowners."  "While the vast majority of hosts in New Jersey take important steps to prevent unauthorized parties - like establishing clear house rules, quiet hours, and communicating in advance with their guests...
    Trump returning from playing golf at his Sterling, Va. course on August 1. Patrick Semansky, AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Hurricane Isaias is expected to make landfall sometime tonight near southeast Florida after causing landslides, power outages, and widespread flooding in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. There’s still the risk that it strengthens again to a Category 2 storm, and the eastern coast of Florida faces a dangerous storm surge of anywhere between 2 to 4 feet. This is the exact situation that disaster experts have been dreading from the beginning of the pandemic: A climate disaster while a state is battling an alarming number of COVID-19 cases....
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    Twitter/@FlvshGordon RJ Stern is one of the stars of Last Chance U. There are plenty of stars from Last Chance U season five which is the final edition of the hit Netflix show. Now that the season is concluded, fans are curious about what their favorite Laney College players are doing now. Please be advised, there are Last Chance U spoilers ahead as we give you updates from this season’s cast. Heavy spoke with wide receiver RJ Stern about his reaction to the show. Stern noted that he felt he was “well-represented and have received a ton of love.” “I’ve seen the show. I binged watched it the night it came out,” Stern admitted. “I loved it!...
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    By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Heading into Tuesday’s primary, Washington’s nearly 4.6 million voters received their ballot in the mail, just as they have in previous elections, long before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19. And voters have quite a bit to decide as they narrow down the candidates in an election where the top two vote getters advance to the November election, regardless of party: a governor’s race that has drawn 35 opponents to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who is seeking a third term; a lieutenant governor’s office that became an open seat once current Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib announced he was leaving to become a Jesuit priest; and an open seat in the...
    Agriculture officials have captured their first Asian giant hornet this month in Washington State - but are in a race against the clock to find the rest before mating season starts. The Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed in a press release that state's first Asian giant hornet, nicknamed 'murder hornet', was trapped on July 14.  Officials set up bottle trap near Birch Bay in Whatcom County and, following a review at WSDA's entomology lab, confirmed the hornet's species on July 29. This is the first hornet detected in a set trap, rather than found in the environment like the last five confirmed sightings in Washington. 'This is encouraging because it means we know that the traps work,' Sven Spichiger, managing...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – President Donald Trump has approved a request made by Governor Ron DeSantis for a pre-landfall emergency declaration for the counties in the path of Hurricane Isaias. The emergency declaration will help the state respond quickly to any impacts from the storm by providing federal reimbursement assistance through FEMA. At a news conference at the state’s Emergency Operations Center of Saturday morning, Desantis said the state’s east coast can expect impacts from the storm. “Right now they say it is off the coast, but this stuff is all, you know, very much in flux. And even if the eye of the storm stays off the coast, there, of course, are going to be impacts when you’re...
    Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant threw down a gigantic dunk during a Friday 140-135 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. In transition, Morant caught a lob and threw down a disgusting alley-oop. I can promise you that this will be one of the best plays we see out of the NBA down in the bubble at Disney. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Watch the incredible display of athleticism below. Ja is electric in the open floor ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/8ntoP8Pb0X — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 31, 2020 I will never understand how some people are so damn athletic. I’ll never get it at all. Morant and I are both humans. I can hardly touch the...
    Reuters August 1, 2020 0 Comments Hurricane Isaias strengthened slightly as it lashed the Bahamas on Saturday, bearing down on Florida and was expected to approach the southeast of the state later in the day before traveling up the eastern U.S. seaboard. Isaias was carrying top sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) and was located about 80 miles (125 km) south-southeast of the Bahamas capital Nassau at 5 a.m. (0900 GMT) heading northwest, the National Hurricane Center said. Its center was approaching Andros Island in the Bahamas and was due to pass over or near islands in the central and northwest Bahamas on Saturday, bringing a danger of damaging storm surges of up to 5 feet (1.52 m)...