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    The body is sculpted and glistening with perspiration, and Le’Veon Bell loves showing it off on Instagram. See Le’Veon skipping rope. See Le’Veon boxing. Hear coach Adam Gase giving Le’Veon Bell one ringing endorsement: “I would say he’s extremely motivated. Seeing him run, and everything I’ve heard from the strength guys as far as the lifting aspect, he has come in in phenomenal shape. [Based on] our conversations, he’s fired up to get going. “He didn’t come in thinking, ‘Hey I’m gonna get in shape now.’ You can tell he’s been working extremely hard, and he looks really good.” Gase, of course, will go as far as Sam Darnold takes him, and the pressure on Gase to turn Darnold into...
    Cuomo relays U.S. governors demand for federal COVID-19 aid in upcoming relief package Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life Here's What Dr. Fauci Has to Say About These 11 States' Handling of COVID Throughout the pandemic, Americans have looked to Anthony Fauci, MD, the head of the National Institute of Allergy...
    LAWYERS representing over 1,400 families who have lost loved-ones to Covid-19 will today unveil plans to take legal action against the Government over its handling of the pandemic. The Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaign will lay out the legal case they are planning to take against the Government. 1Jo Goodman, founder of the campaign group, is pictured with her father Stuart who she lost to Covid Four men and women who lost their dads to coronavirus will give evidence to a cross-party group of MPs and peers investigating the Government’s handling of the pandemic. They have sent the Government a formal notice of their plans to pursue legal action that will secure a statutory public inquiry into the pandemic....
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Kodak’s handling of material information about the startup pharmaceutical business it’s launching with the help of Uncle Sam.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the regulator is examining whether Kodak jumped the gun on a July 28 announcement that it had received a $765 million federal loan to start making drug ingredients. Word of the loan appeared to have leaked out the day before, on July 27 — the very same day that a slew of company insiders had also been granted stock options.     On July 27, shares in the sleepy Rochester, NY-based Kodak opened for trading at $2.17. But as the day wore on, the stock suddenly shot up to...
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing how Kodak disseminated information about the startup pharmaceutical business it’s launching with the help of Uncle Sam.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the regulator is examining whether Kodak jumped the gun on a July 28 announcement that it had received a $765 million federal loan to start making drug ingredients. Word of the loan appeared to have leaked out the day before, on July 27 — the very same day that a slew of company insiders had also been granted stock options.     On July 27, shares in the sleepy Rochester, NY-based Kodak opened for trading at $2.17. But as the day wore on, the stock suddenly shot up to $7.94 on...
    New York City's health commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot has resigned in protest over Mayor Bill de Blasio's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.   The city's top doctor announced the news Tuesday morning - two months after it was revealed she disparaged an NYPD official who asked for her help with providing officers with face masks.  A copy of her resignation latter, obtained by the New York Times, reveals Barbot was incensed by the fact that the city's disease control experts were not given center stage amid the pandemic.  'I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it...
    Bradley Cortright August 4, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the head of New York City’s Health Department, is stepping down from her position due to her “deep disappointment” with how the city’s government handled the COVID-19 outbreak. In her resignation letter, which The New York Times obtained a copy of, Barbot wrote to Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been.” “Our experts are world renowned for their epidemiology, surveillance, and response work. The city would be well served by having them at the...
    New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot resigned after clashing with Mayor Bill de Blasio over how to confront the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Times reported Tuesday. “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been,” Barbot wrote in her resignation email, a copy of which was shared to TheNYT. Her resignation comes more than two months after the Democratic mayor gave responsibility for the city’s virus contact tracing program to the public hospital system rather than the Health Department. Health officials argued at the time that the public hospital system...
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    New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned from her post Tuesday, reportedly citing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a critical letter. The New York Times first reported that Barbot submitted her resignation to de Blasio, amid a clash between the mayor and the city’s health officials. “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been,” she wrote to de Blasio. DE BLASIO CALLS FOR NYC HEALTH COMMISSIONER TO 'APOLOGIZE' TO NYPD  “Our experts are world renowned for their epidemiology, surveillance and response work,” she continued. “The...
    A majority of Americans are unhappy with the U.S. coronavirus response compared to how other countries are handling the pandemic, according to a new poll. A NPR/Ipsos poll released Tuesday indicates wide support for a single, national strategy to combat the virus. "Weve come to a pretty dire place when it comes to both the death toll and the spread of coronavirus across the country," said Mallory Newall, a pollster with Ipsos. "Americans, as they grapple with the reality of just how grave the situation is, theyre looking for sweeping, really broad, powerful action here." Poll results show: 66% of Americans say the U.S. is handling the coronavirus outbreak worse than other countries. 85% of Americans support allocating government...
    Travis Gettys August 4, 2020 6:29AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Joe Biden has opened a four-point lead over President Donald Trump in Ohio, which the Republican won by twice that margin four years ago. A survey conducted by Your Voice Ohio found the Democratic candidate leading Trump by 46-42, and Biden seems to be peeling off some of the president's past supporters in the state, reported the Columbus Dispatch. : "Donald Trump is ruining this country," said Jodie Susi, of New Albany, who voted for Trump in 2016. The 56-year-old executive for a national general contractor hasn't liked much of what she's seen from Trump's presidency, and the past few months have only turned her further away from him. "He...
    LOWELL (CBS) – Monday’s power outage at the Town and Country nursing home in Lowell was simply an unfortunate coincidence. It came on the same day state health officials declared it — “ill equipped to safely care for residents.” “I hope they do something,” said Holly Howard. “I feel bad for those people in there.” Her paralyzed Dad — Herman Berger — was in there, until family got him moved elsewhere after what they describe as a several month nightmare. “They let him sit in the cafeteria for six or seven hours staring at the wall,” said Howard. “And he was telling me ‘I’m in so much pain I was yelling ‘Help! Help! Help!'” But the state is now threatening...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis sat down with CBS4’s Jim DeFede for his first one-on-one interview since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. They touched on a variety of topics from the governor’s handling of the crisis to the perception he’s “tethered” to the Trump administration. UNEMPLOYMENT WAGE DeFede asked the governor if he should raise the state’s unemployment wage. Currently, benefits max out at $275 a week, which is one of the lowest benefits in the country. DeSantis: I would look at it. I don’t think I can unilaterally do it. I think we would have to have the legislature come in. DeFede: Why not call a special session to examine it? I mean, people are right now...
    A man arrested over the weekend for opening fire on seven police officers, and striking one, in Pennsylvania “was getting stretched too tight” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and other personal struggles, his attorney has claimed. Adam Zaborowski “just wasn’t dealing well with the loss of his job, the loss of his child, just not handling the pandemic well,” his attorney, John Waldron, told lehighvalleylive.com. He added that Zaborowski, who recently lost custody of his child, will likely be undergoing tests “to see what exactly was going on in his life to have him react this way.” Police from Bethlehem Township in Northampton County were trying to serve a warrant Saturday morning on 35-year-old Zaborowski in Slatington, but he jumped into a pickup...
    London (CNN)They were looked upon as examples of how to deal with the coronavirus, hailed for their no-nonsense approach, their clear messaging, their slick test-and-trace regimes, and the resulting low infection and death rates. But now even countries celebrated for their handling of the pandemic are seeing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases. Take Australia: Five million people in its second-largest city, Melbourne, are contending with some of the harshest restrictions ever imposed there after authorities declared a "state of disaster" on Sunday.The renewed outbreaks serve as a stark warning to global leaders of how quickly an apparent success story can unravel. AustraliaJust a few months ago, Australia was being lauded for its pandemic response.Read MoreLike the US, it closed its...
    SAN ANTONIO – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will be on KSAT12 and KSAT.com at 12:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the state’s ongoing battle with containing COVID-19 infections. Abbott will answer questions from KSAT anchors Ursula Pari and David Sears over satellite and the interview will be broadcast live. You can watch the interview live on KSAT12, KSAT-TV or on the livestream below of the KSAT News at Noon. With the coronavirus pandemic not letting up, he is expected to discuss the reopening of schools as teachers, parents and students prepare to navigate an unprecedented fall semester. Last week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said local health authorities may not issue sweeping orders closing schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19,...
    Donald Trump touted his handling of the coronavirus Monday morning and demanded that schools reopen in the fall, even though that majority of American parents do not want their children going back to in-person classes. 'Cases up because of BIG Testing! Much of our Country is doing very well. Open the Schools!' Trump urged in a series of tweets. The president has been pushing for schools to reopen, even amid a surge in confirmed cases over the last month. 'With the exception of New York & a few other locations, we've done MUCH better than most other Countries in dealing with the China Virus,' the president boasted in a tweet, adding, 'Many of these countries are now having a major...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City If the New York Mets are one thing, it’s consistently unpredictable, which provides an all-too-familiar feeling of dread amongst its fan base even during the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak. So for that, I suppose we should be thankful. Just 10 games into their 2020 season and the Mets have already experienced the full spectrum of what makes them one of the most frustrating franchises in professional sports to follow. On the field, their season is already unwinding after a lengthy losing streak that is only magnified in MLB’s 60-game season. With it has come the usual fashions of heartbreak — blown saves,...
    President Donald Trump went on a 30-post Twitter spree Sunday morning boasting of his accomplishments and railing against presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the president's poll numbers continue to slide. In one post, Trump retweeted a highlight from Fox News' Watters' World where the president's eldest son and adviser bashed Biden's competence. 'It would be truly sad if it wasn't so scary that Joe Biden could be in charge of the nuclear football,' Donald Trump Jr. Told Fox News host Jesse Watters on Saturday night. Despite a prevailing case rate increase of coronavirus in the U.S., the president also touted his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 'Big China Virus breakouts all over the World, including nations which were thought...
    In the NBA’s season re-opener, the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans in a closely contested game. The Jazz nicked a win by just two points, with Pelicans star Brandon Ingram failing to convert the potential game-winner. Rookie Zion Williamson was on a minute restriction, and only played 15 minutes and had to watch his team lose from the bench. But on ESPN’s The Jump, former NBA champions Kendrick Perkins and Paul Pierce said he should have played more. “Let that bear out of the cage,” said Perkins. “The 20-year-old beast is ready to play. The Pelicans are so much better with Zion on the court. I don’t care that he had a negative 16 last night. This is...
    Fox News contributor and former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove told "Your World" Friday that President Trump should contrast his response to the coronavirus pandemic with the Obama administration's lackluster response to the 2009 H1N1 -- or "swine flu" -- outbreak. Rove told host Neil Cavuto that Trump had all the more reason to take that tack after White House coronavirus task force members Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Robert Redfield testified before the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis earlier Friday. "It was very interesting because they said we are doing everything we should be doing now," Rove said. "These are not easy situations, there is no simple formula, but we are doing everything that we should be done is being done...
    A medical investment firm staffed by former Vice President Joe Biden’s son-in-law, Dr. Howard Krein, and co-founded by Howard’s brother, Steven Krein, received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in April, less than two weeks before Biden publicly criticized the Trump administration’s management of the program. Howard Krein, who is married to Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, and also serves as an informal advisor to the Biden campaign, is the chief medical officer of StartUp Health, which as of September 2018 had built up an investment portfolio valued at over $31 million. The firm received a PPP loan valued between $150,000 and $350,000 on April 12 to retain the jobs of 18 people, according to The Wall Street Journal. Nine days...
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci called on President Donald Trump to resign. Scaramucci said, “Well, you know, we had, in 1974, we had warriors like Senator Dole that saw their friends die for the Constitution and for our freedom. We have a lot of vets in the Congress. We have a lot of vets that are Republicans that are serving. I would just like everybody in our party, the Republican Party, to think about their patriotism over the partisanship and to not be intimidated by the president. The great thing about our system, it’s really the people that are ruling the country. These people are supposed to be put there to serve. I know...
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler over his response to the violence and crime that has gripped his city, telling the "Fox News Rundown" podcast Wednesday that Wheeler "should have been fired 10 weeks ago." "Anybody in America that wants to riot, go to Portland," Giuliani told host Dave Anthony. "You can riot like crazy. You can break open windows. You can steal liquor. You can steal dresses. You can steal televisions. And even if you get arrested, you'll be out in six hours. SUBSCRIBE AND DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS RUNDOWN "Meanwhile, you've got a mayor who's shown support for you by rioting with you and trying to attack the federal building. He's trying to blame it...
    Attorney General William Barr unloaded on Rep. Ted Deutch after the Florida Democrat questioned whether the Justice Department gave special treatment to Roger Stone. During a hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, Deutch noted how the DOJ walked back an "unduly high" prison sentence recommendation for the longtime Trump confidante and fired off a line of questions deflected by the attorney general. Deutch argued that the Justice Department rarely reconsidered sentencing recommendations after releasing them, but Barr maintained that it was the right decision and that the decision was affirmed by the judge who went on to issue a shorter sentence. "The judge agreed with me, congressman. The judge agreed with me," Barr said, raising his voice....
    Fact check: Expanded COVID-19 testing shows more cases, doesnt cause high positivity rate McDonalds to close 200 U.S. restaurants. Heres where some of the closures are expected Nationals again question MLBs handling of COVID-19 amid Marlins outbreak The reigning champion Washington Nationals signaled on Tuesday that there’s growing dissension among the player ranks over MLB's handling of safety during the coronavirus pandemic. And with the health situation in the country unlikely to stabilize in the near future, it could set up a future showdown over whether the league can force players to assume an uncomfortable level of risk for the sake of keeping the season moving. In a team meeting led by manager Dave Martinez and GM Mike Rizzo,...
    Bill Barr asserted Tuesday Roger Stone and Michael Flynn were not treated fairly by 'lying prosecutors' claiming Justice Department individuals were trying to levy harsher sentences because of their relationships with President Donald Trump. 'I agree the president's friends do not deserve special breaks, but they also don't deserve to be treated more harshly than other people,' the U.S. Attorney General said during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday afternoon. 'The cases that are cited, the Stone case and the Flynn case – both cases where I determined that some intervention was necessary to rectify the rule of law to make sure people are treated the same,' he continued during Republican Representative Mike Jonhson's questioning. Barr acknowledged that it's difficult for...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker remains popular in Massachusetts, according to a new poll. The MassINC survey shows widespread support for the Republican governor’s policies as coronavirus cases in the state stay relatively low compared to the rest of the country. Among registered voters, 81% approve of how Baker has handled the coronavirus outbreak. Broken down along party lines, 91% of Democrats approve of Baker’s handling and 56% “strongly” approve. Among Republicans, 74% approve of Baker’s pandemic approach but only 32% “strongly” approve. Baker also gets high marks in his handling of the outbreak from lowest-income households (80%), the unemployed (79%) and non-white voters (82%), though MassINC says they are less likely to “strongly” approve. New Mass. voter poll...
    Americans are converting more used school buses into tiny homes during the pandemic Heres what to expect from McDonalds earnings How NHL coaches are handling the strangest postseason of their careers Paul Maurice has a theory about the rhythm of a new hockey season. © Icon Sportswire / Getty Images "It's kind of like when you're (horsing around) with your brother," the longtime Jets head coach said. "You start pushing and then next thing you know you're throwing haymakers. There's no play-fighting in hockey." Maurice's analogy carries extra weight in these strange times for the NHL. The league plans to stage a compact 24-team postseason tournament - beginning Saturday - following a nearly five-month break, which is the approximate...
    Reuters July 28, 2020 0 Comments U.S. Attorney General William Barr faces tough questioning on Tuesday by a Democratic-controlled House of Representative committee whose members believe he abused his power to bolster President Donald Trump’s allies and silence his political enemies. The hearing will mark Barr’s first testimony before the House Judiciary Committee since he took office in February 2019, and comes as the Justice Department faces criticism for its role in sending federal officers to forcibly disperse protesters in Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. The department’s internal watchdog launched probes last week into federal involvement in both those cases. The United States has seen weeks of widespread, mostly peaceful protests against racial bias and police violence following George...
    Joe Douglas won’t be featured in any pantyhose commercials, or be spotted around Florham Park wearing a fur coat, or socially distancing outside a bar on the Upper East Side after midnight. But now, in the wake of star safety Jamal Adams mouthing his way out of town, and after nine consecutive seasons without a playoff berth, the Jets desperately need this general manager to be the kind of leader in the front office that Joe Namath was on the field once upon a time … until such time as he can get Sam Darnold more help and pass the baton to him. Don’t fret, Jets fans: This is the right man for the job. Even after Adams trashed Woody...
    Montgomery County, Maryland, council members questioned county school officials on how complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault are handled by the school system during a meeting Monday. Members of the county council’s Education and Culture Committee heard from Gregory Edmundson, director of student welfare and compliance, who said that most of the complaints that appeared on Instagram accounts were anonymous. In June, the school system vowed to investigate after students, both past and present, detailed incidents ranging from lewd comments to sexual assault on Instagram accounts. Edmundson said that as far as his office could determine, most complaints came from high school students. Edmundson told council members that the incidents “are describing conduct that’s happening outside of anything that...
    The U.S. attorney for Oregon ripped elected officials in Portland for using violent clashes between law enforcement and rioters as an excuse for “political theater” rather than working to end the unrest. U.S. Attorney Billy Williams urged Portland residents to demand action from their local officials in an interview with The Oregonian on Saturday. Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said that voters need to take a stand against “violent extremists” or the nightly assaults would not end. “Until that happens, we’re going to do what we need to do to protect federal property,” Williams said. “When the violence ends, then there won’t be a need for the presence of nightly federal officers. … It seems quite simple.” “Anyone who thinks we’re...
    By DANICA KIRKA | The Associated Press LONDON — Some Twitter users are staging a 48-hour boycott of the platform over its handling of a stream of anti-Semitic comments that were posted on British rapper Wiley’s social media accounts. The boycott, under the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate, followed complaints that Twitter was too slow to remove offensive material. Some offensive material was also posted on Instagram. U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel has written to the social media companies demanding an explanation as to the speed of their response. Some of Wiley’s posts were visible for more than 12 hours before being removed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not take part in the boycott, as he needed to communicate “important public health messages,”...
    Trump announced his intention to throw out the first pitch during a White House event on Thursday with former Yankees' Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera. Over the weekend, the White House released a photo of Trump golfing with former NFL quarterback Brett Favre at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The outing marked at least the sixth time Trump golfed one of his own properties in the month of July, according to Trump Golf Count. He also played golf on July 3, 5, 11, 18, and 19 at his Virginia golf resort. Trump has continued hitting the links even as the coronavirus crisis worsens across the country. The United States saw more than 1 million new coronavirus...
    By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Some Twitter users are staging a 48-hour boycott of the platform over its handling of a stream of anti-Semitic comments that were posted on British rapper Wiley’s social media accounts. The boycott, under the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate, followed complaints that Twitter was too slow to remove offensive material. Some offensive material was also posted on Instagram. U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel has written to the social media companies demanding an explanation as to the speed of their response. Some of Wiley’s posts were visible for more than 12 hours before being removed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not take part in the boycott, as he needed to communicate “important public health messages,” his...
    LONDON (AP) — Some Twitter users are staging a 48-hour boycott of the platform over its handling of a stream of anti-Semitic comments that were posted on British rapper Wiley’s social media accounts. The boycott, under the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate, followed complaints that Twitter was too slow to remove offensive material. Some offensive material was also posted on Instagram. U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel has written to the social media companies demanding an explanation as to the speed of their response. Some of Wiley’s posts were visible for more than 12 hours before being removed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not take part in the boycott, as he needed to communicate “important public health messages,” his Downing Street office said. “But...
    Meaghan Ellis July 27, 2020 0 Comments New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is criticizing the United States’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic, noting the problems her state is facing while working to mitigate the spread of the virus. During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Grisham scolded the U.S. for its response to the coronavirus outbreak, as she described it as the “worst abdication” of “responsibility to protect Americans.” Grisham discussed the country’s presumably non-existent national strategy for testing and lack of “public health investment” as she revealed the challenges she is been facing in her state. “There is no national strategy,” Grisham said on Sunday. “I still spend most of my days chasing testing supplies for our state....
    It was a little startling to hear President Trump announce that he would throw out the first ball at a New York Yankees game next month — now that the delayed and shortened Major League Baseball season is underway — since has refused to do this since he became president. But since Dr. Anthony Fauci was getting so much good press in anticipation of his season-opening foray to the mound in Washington, Trump was clearly jealous, and no doubt pleased to learn there would be no crowd in Yankee Stadium to boo him. But then Fauci got ribbed mercilessly in the press for his wild pitch, and Trump was perhaps reminded that he might not be able to do much better. So over the weekend he...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has a new name for President Trump: "Mr. Make Matters Worse." Pelosi on Sunday accused Trump of worsening the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that has taken a toll on millions of U.S. residents physically, emotionally, and financially. She cited Republicans' push to lower unemployment benefits over concerns that the current allotment is being used as an incentive for some not to go back to work where they earn less money. Additionally, Pelosi blasted Trump's push to reopen schools next month. "This is so unfair. Let’s just get to the heart of it," she said of the moves on Face the Nation. "The point of all of this is this president, I have new...
    Support for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSeattle police declare riot amid ongoing protests Brazil's Bolsonaro says he's tested negative for coronavirus Reagan Foundation asks Trump campaign, RNC to stop using former president's name to raise money MORE's handling of the coronavirus pandemic reached a new low on Sunday as various parts of the country continue to experience a surge in infections, according to a new poll.  The survey, conducted by Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found that just 32 percent of Americans say they they support the president's response to the coronavirus outbreak, marking a 12-point decline from an identical survey released in March.  The president's marks on the economy, long a strength, also have showed a...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took a page out of President Trump’s playbook on Sunday when she bestowed a derogatory nickname on the commander in chief. “This president, I have a new name for him, Mr. Make Matters Worse,” Pelosi said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” when discussing the president’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Pelosi went on to slam Trump for his past statements saying that the virus will go away on its own “like a miracle” and other controversial comments the president has made during the public health crisis. “He has made matters worse from the start -- delay, denial, it’s a hoax, it’ll go away magically, it’s a miracle, and all the rest -- and we’re...
    Nancy Pelosi played at President Donald Trump's own game Sunday morning by dubbing him 'Mr. Make Matters Worse' in regards to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 'This president – I have a new name for him: Mr. Make Matters Worse,' the House Speaker told CBS News Face the Nation host Margaret Brenner Sunday morning. 'He has made matters worse from the start,' the California Democrat continued. 'Delay, denial, 'it's a hoax', 'it will go away magically, it's a miracle' and the rest.' Pelosi was responding to the Trump administration's push to reopen Kindergarten through 12th grade schools. Trump has asserted it is of the utmost important to get students back in the classroom rather than continue virtual and remote...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis held several demonstrations across the country against their prime minister Saturday, with the main protest taking place in Jerusalem outside the official residence of Benjamin Netanyahu. The protests have been going on for the past few weeks, sparked by what critics see as a government failure to handle the coronavirus crisis after initially keeping the threat of the virus at bay. Corruption charges against Netanyahu have further fueled the demonstrations. “Bibi, go home,” read one sign held by a protester. Another placard read “Everyone can see that the emperor has lost his clothes.” Hundreds of protesters Saturday also gathered outside Netanyahu’s beach house in the upscale town of Caesarea. Last week, police used water...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis held several demonstrations across the country against their prime minister Saturday, with the main protest taking place in Jerusalem outside the official residence of Benjamin Netanyahu. The protests have been going on for the past few weeks, sparked by what critics see as a government failure to handle the coronavirus crisis after initially keeping the threat of the virus at bay. Corruption charges against Netanyahu have further fueled the demonstrations. “Bibi, go home,” read one sign held by a protester. Another placard read “Everyone can see that the emperor has lost his clothes.” Hundreds of protesters Saturday also gathered outside Netanyahu’s beach house in the upscale town of Caesarea. Last week, police used water...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the past week, President Donald Trump once again started holding news conferences about how his administration is combatting the coronavirus, was seen wearing a mask publicly, and cancelled the in-person Republican National Convention in Florida. It comes as a Quinnipiac University Texas poll shows more people disapprove of the President’s handling of the pandemic than approve 52 to 45 percent. And they think presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden would do a better job handling the virus 58 to 45 percent. CBS 11 asked two SMU Political Communication professors what’s behind the President’s shift this week. “People are dissatisfied and they’re announcing that with some measure of strength,” said Rita Kirk, SMU Professor of Political Communication. “People...
    Savannah Rychcik July 24, 2020 0 Comments Former fighter pilot and Democrat Amy McGrath is preparing to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in November and is criticizing his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the meantime. Co-host of ABC’s “The View” Joy Behar told McGrath Kentucky is in “very bad shape” and suggested McConnell laughed when he was asked if the proposal for the next coronavirus relief package would be ready by next week. She asked McGrath, “What’s so funny about that?” “It’s terrible and, you know, this is a pattern with Senator McConnell. He legislates by emergency,” McGrath said. She added, “If you think about his response to coronavirus from the very, very beginning it’s been pathetic.”Check...
    This summer’s surge in coronavirus infections has been felt all over the Sun Belt, from Florida to Texas to Arizona. David Nather, in Axios, reports that Republican governors in four Sun Belt states are now suffering from low approval of their handling of the crisis — whereas in California, another state that is being hit hard by the surge, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is still popular. Citing polling data that Axios received from Survey Monkey, Nather notes that residents of Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas were asked whether or not they approved of the way in which their governors have handed the coronavirus crisis — and the Republican governors of those four states all fared badly, including Florida’s Ron DeSantis,...
    Israeli police have used water cannons to disperse protesters in central Jerusalem. At least 55 were arrested as clashes broke out overnight after thousands staged a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Israelis have held a series of demonstrations in recent weeks calling on Netanyahu to resign, citing his trial on corruption charges and his fractious unity government's poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Israeli police officers arrest a demonstrator during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, early on Friday Protesters hold placards during a demonstration against the Israeli prime minister outside his official residence in Jerusalem Police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Israel's...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisRand Paul calls for Cuomo to be impeached over coronavirus response The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Former HHS Secretary Sebelius gives Trump administration a D in handling pandemic; Oxford, AstraZeneca report positive dual immunity results from early vaccine trial Teachers unions sue Florida governor over order requiring schools to reopen amid coronavirus outbreak MORE’s (R) approval on his handling of the coronavirus has fallen by double digits since April, when he had 50 percent approval, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Thirty-eight percent of respondents said they approve of the governor's handling of the virus in the state while 57 percent said they disapprove. In April, 50 percent of respondents approved, while 41 percent...
    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A shortage of medical supplies and flaws in health screening processes contributed to a COVID-19 outbreak at a federal prison in California that sickened more than 1,000 inmates and 23 prison staff, the Justice Department's internal watchdog has found. In a report released on Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said staff at the Federal Correctional Complex Lompoc in Santa Barbara who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus still went to work, and the prison was slow to release inmates into home confinement. "Lompoc’s initial COVID-19 screening process was not fully effective. We identified two staff members who came to work in late March after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and whose symptoms were not...
    GOP Sen. Rand Paul called for the impeachment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the number of deaths among New York nursing home patients during the coronavirus outbreak this spring. “I think Gov. Cuomo should be impeached for what he did, for the disastrous decision he made to send patients with coronavirus back to nursing homes,” Paul of Kentucky said on Fox News’ “Rundown” podcast on Wednesday. “And virtually half his people who died were in nursing homes.” Paul was criticizing the lockdowns and other measures that were taken to stem the spread of the virus when he made the comments about Cuomo. He said the precautions did not work and shuttering businesses only harmed the economy. “The people we are...
    Bill Gates has warned that any vaccine against coronavirus could take several doses to be effective, as he described 'serious mistakes' made by the Trump administration and said some schools may not be back to normal until the fall of 2021. The Microsoft founder, who now directs much of his time and energy to his global health foundation, said that the closure of schools was, after deaths, the 'biggest cost' of the pandemic. And, in an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS News, aired on Wednesday night, the Seattle-based billionaire was critical of Donald Trump's handling of the crisis. 'Some of the policies were a mistake,' said Gates.  Bill Gates appeared on CBS News on Wednesday evening to discuss...
    Trump blames COVID-19 spike on protests, travel and Mexico 5 Beloved Restaurants Debuting New Menu Items While Cutting Others Antonio Brown deems NFLs handling of his situation unacceptable Antonio Brown is demanding action from the NFL as he remains a free agent. © Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Antonio Brown is demanding action from the NFL as he remains a free agent. Brown, 32, posted a note on Instagram (that appeared to be written by someone else) that was directed at the NFL. Here is what he said in the note: “I have complied with each and every ask of your investigations throughout the past 11 months. You have had access to all of my phones, you know what the...
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri announced his retirement in a letter sent to the city manager Wednesday, according to multiple sources close to ABC7. Per the letter, the Alameda native will retire by the end of August."Being the Chief of Police here has been the honor and opportunity of a lifetime....After 31 years and family and friend discussions, I had made the personal decision to retire back in January," Chief Rolleri wrote in a statement released by the city.RELATED: Alameda police chief responds after black man handcuffed for 'dancing in the street'The Chief has been with the department for more than 28 years."I think he is an excellent police chief," said Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft....
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri announced his retirement in a letter sent to the city manager Wednesday, according to multiple sources close to ABC7. Per the letter, the Alameda native will retire by the end of August.The announcement comes after recent criticism of Chief Rolleri's response to a viral video posted on Facebook in May. In the clip, five Alameda police officers were seen handcuffing and pinning a Black man down following reports he was "dancing in the street."Body camera footage shows the moments when officers walk up to Mali Watkins.Officer: "You're dancing in the street."Mali: "So what? I'm dancing in the street."Officer: "Yes. Hold on woman. You're not free to go."The 44-year-old martial artist was...
    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, blasted his state's response to the coronavirus and accused Republican politicians of participating in a "death cult" with "callous" decision-making from Gov. Greg Abbott. "We have a governor who perhaps is looking at the 2022 Republican primary for the office that he now holds, trying to fend off our lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, who on Fox News said there are more important things than living," O'Rourke told MSNBC on Tuesday. "In other words, let’s get on with the dying, knowing full well that it will be those front-line workers making $7.25 an hour – which is the minimum wage in Texas – it will be African Americans, it will be Latinos and Mexican-Americans who will be doing the dying right here...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh criticized the handling of protesters in Portland, Oregon, and called it “a political ploy by the President.” “We’ve seen the footage of unidentified federal officers aggressively detaining protesters in Portland, Oregon. We’ve heard the President say he’s bringing this strategy to Chicago and other cities,” Walsh said at a press conference Tuesday. “I want to express my support for Mayor Wheeler of Portland and Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago. They’ve made it very clear that these federal actions were not needed or wanted or invited into their cities.” According to the mayor, Boston is not a target but he “[wants] to make it absolutely clear: that behavior and that type of so-called help is...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Eighteen Senate Democrats on Monday asked a leading U.S. bank regulator to explain how his agency handled investigations into discrimination and “redlining” in the banking industry. The letter, signed by Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, and the other lawmakers, comes after a story by ProPublica and The Capitol Forum recounting how six lending discrimination probes were dropped under President Donald Trump. It calls on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to explain how it handled those cases and why the banks involved have not been sanctioned. “Without intervention...
    President Donald Trump has “turned his back on the problem,” Joe Biden said, adding that the United States is “plainly a nation in crisis” because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee called Trump’s handling of the outbreak “inept” as he called on Congress to make sure people have the support they need to “keep their heads above water.”   Lawmakers returned to Washington Monday to negotiate with the Trump administration over the scope of a new funding package to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the United States. In Fractious Washington, Debate Starts on New Coronavirus Relief Plan Trump, Republicans, Democrats have differing priorities as the number of virus infections in the US surges Trump has defended the way he has handled the coronavirus, saying his...
    President Donald Trump has “turned his back on the problem,” Joe Biden said, adding that the United States is “plainly a nation in crisis” because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee called Trump’s handling of the outbreak “inept” as he called on Congress to make sure people have the support they need to “keep their heads above water.”   Lawmakers returned to Washington Monday to negotiate with the Trump administration over the scope of a new funding package to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the United States. In Fractious Washington, Debate Starts on New Coronavirus Relief Plan Trump, Republicans, Democrats have differing priorities as the number of virus infections in the US surges Trump has defended the way he has handled the coronavirus, saying his...
    The Orange County district attorney’s office said two of its former veteran prosecutors committed malpractice by willfully ignoring the use of a veteran government informant to obtain a confession from mass killer Scott Dekraai, according to an internal review of the so-called Orange County “snitch scandal” that was made public Monday. The 57-page report concludes that the two men tasked with prosecuting Dekraai — the admitted gunman who claimed eight lives in the 2011 Seal Beach salon massacre — made a “deliberate choice not to find out the criminal and informant history” of Fernando Perez, who was housed next to Dekraai when he confessed to the shootings days after his arrest. Dekraai’s trial was key to revealing that the Orange...
    Bette Midler took yet another jab at President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, unequivocally calling him a “murderer” in a recent tweet. The “Hocus Pocus” star spends a lot of her time on social media criticizing Trump and his administration on a myriad of issues. On Saturday, the 74-year-old actress shared an article accusing the president of failing to rise to meet the challenge that the COVID-19 pandemic created. In her commentary on the article, Midler laid the blame for the more than 140,000 deaths in the United States at Trump’s feet. “One of the saddest documents you will ever read,” she wrote, referencing a New York Times article titled “Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon...
    Getty Acting Secretary of Homeland Security faces criticism for his handling of the protests in Portland, Oregon. Chad Wolf is the acting Secretary of Homeland Security. The department’s handling of the protests in Portland, Oregon has drawn criticism recently and put Wolf in the media spotlight. Representative Veronica Escobar called out Wolf on Twitter on July 17 after he defended the Department of Homeland Security in an interview with Fox News. Escobar said Wolf’s interview showed “extraordinary vanity and arrogance” and asked him to resign. This came after the Department of Homeland Security was questioned about the legitimacy of its deployment of federal agents to Portland. Viral videos show federal officers arresting protestors in unmarked vehicles, which prompted...
    Getty Shannon Sharpe, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders Last week, New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton expressed his displeasure with the way his former team, the Carolina Panthers handled the end of the player and team’s nine-year relationship. Clearly, he isn’t alone in finding the Panthers at fault for their handling of the situation. Hall-of-Famer and current co-host on FS1’s Undisputed, Shannon Sharpe agreed with Newton’s take. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!How Cam Newton Got Released From the PanthersDuring the summer of 2018, David Tepper, a hedge fund founder and businessman worth more than $11 billion bought the franchise. He came in with new plans for running the organization...
    This being the internet, I suppose I should say right up front that the title of this post is sarcastic. It is facially obvious that no one who wants to learn anything about actual science should look to the way New York has responded to this pandemic. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — whose state has had by far the worst coronavirus response by any objective measure has taken to lecturing other public leaders (including Republican governors and President Trump) about the need to let science be the sole guide of public policy when handling the coronavirus. The implication of this ridiculous horn tooting is that Cuomo himself has done nothing but follow science since the pandemic...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumes amid growing anger in Israel over his handling of coronavirus crisis. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police used water cannons to disperse demonstrators around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence on Saturday as protests mounted against him over alleged corruption and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. Hit by high unemployment, a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and reimposed coronavirus curbs, Israelis have taken to the streets in almost daily demonstrations against the government. Public anger has been compounded by corruption alleged against Netanyahu, who went on trial in May for bribery, fraud and breach of trust - charges he denies. In Jerusalem, hundreds gathered outside the prime minister's residence and then marched through the streets, calling for Netanyahu's resignation as police used water cannons to disperse the crowds. At least two people...
    Former New York Governor George Pataki expressed concern for the future of the Big Apple, declaring Mayor Bill de Blasio a 'disaster' as he also decried the state's handling of the coronavirus.  The three-term Republican governor, 75, has been out of politics for more than a decade but was contemplating the possibility of running against Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2022, sources said to the New York Post.  'You never say never,' he said. Pataki notably stopped Cuomo's father, Mario Cuomo, from winning a fourth term in 1995. 'For the first time ever I fear for the future of New York City. The de Blasio administration has been a disaster and New York has been hit by just decision after decision that...
    Donald Trump initiated a campaign shakeup this week, less than four months before Election Day. Never mind that Trump installed a man who was fired over Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal as his new campaign manager—Trump's act of desperation is preposterously entertaining all on its own. It doesn't matter how many times Trump shakes things up or who he puts in charge of his campaign, he's still the candidate and there's just no putting lipstick on that pig. What Trump doesn't realize is that the only way to dig himself out of the hole his reelection campaign is in is to govern his way out of it. And Trump simply isn't capable of governing. In fact, Trump's not really capable of...
    An investigation was launched this week into Louisville, Ky. Mayor Greg Fischer's handling of the death of Breonna Taylor and surrounding protests as no charges have been filed against the officers involved in her shooting.  The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) of the Louisville Metro Council voted this week to launch the investigation into the "actions and inaction regarding the death of Breonna Taylor, the death of David McAtee, and law enforcement actions responding to protests in Louisville Metro." Taylor was killed on March 13 after three white officers carried out a "no-knock" warrant, using a battering ram on her apartment door. The police at the time were investigating two men who they believed were selling drugs. The warrant was for a man...
    Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp and CNN anchor Poppy Harlow had a heated exchange on Friday about President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash confirms he won't seek reelection Chicago mayor to White House press secretary: 'Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth' Pentagon mulling plan to ban Confederate flag without mentioning it by name: report MORE's COVID-19 response. The exchange came as Harlow questioned why Trump continues "to downplay the severity" of the coronavirus pandemic, eliciting a sharp response from Schlapp.  "For months and months, why did the president continue to downplay the severity of this?" Harlow asked Schlapp. "That is so false what you are saying, Poppy," Schlapp responded before adding that the president had taken "decisive and bold actions from the beginning." "When his...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi chancellor apologized Friday for how he handled the relocation of a Confederate monument that has been a divisive symbol on the Oxford campus, including plans that critics said could create a shrine to Old South. Workers moved the monument Tuesday from a prominent spot near the university’s main administrative building to a Civil War cemetery in a remote corner of the campus. A proposal released last month showed headstones being added to unmarked graves of Confederate soldiers, which surprised students and faculty who wanted the statue moved but not turned into an attraction. Chancellor Glenn Boyce said Tuesday that headstones won’t be erected because a recent survey with ground-penetrating radar showed that...
    Savannah Rychcik July 17, 2020 0 Comments White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway is suggesting President Donald Trump should return to the podium to brief the American people on the coronavirus pandemic as approval of his handling of the crisis continues to drop. Co-host of Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” Steve Doocy asked Conway on Friday if she can explain how Trump’s numbers on polling are “underwater” when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Conway argued Trump’s approval rating was higher when he was briefing the nation on a regular basis about the coronavirus. “The president and task force were there most days giving the information. I think the president should be doing that,” Conway said.Watch her comments below: Doocy asked Conway...
    Sixty percent of Americans now say they disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, compared to 38% who approve, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll. By comparison, in late May 53% disapproved, while 46% approved. Here are how the results of the new poll, released Friday, break down: 64% say they have little or no trust at all in what Trump says about the pandemic, compared to 34% who say they have a great deal or good amount of trust. 63% say it is more important to control the spread of the virus, while 33% say it is more important to restart the economy. 66% say they are worried that they or someone in their immediate...
    Meaghan Ellis July 17, 2020 0 Comments Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered his take on President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as he explained why he believes reopening too quickly may have played a significant role in the surge of the virus. During a discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Facebook CEO asked questions about the pandemic as the coronavirus outbreak rages on. Zuckerberg admitted he does not believe the coronavirus is being taken seriously enough. He also stressed the importance of the pandemic response being “guided by science.” He also noted the United States’ current trajectory and how it differs vastly from several other countries as he criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic, saying...
    Sixty percent of Americans disapprove of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash confirms he won't seek reelection Chicago mayor to White House press secretary: 'Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth' Pentagon mulling plan to ban Confederate flag without mentioning it by name: report MORE’s handling of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country, according to a new Post-ABC News poll. The survey released Friday found that 38 percent of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the pandemic, down from 46 percent who said the same in May and 51 percent of respondents in March.  The president’s disapproval rating on his handling of the pandemic is up from 53 percent in May and 45 percent in March.  Over half...
    Mark Zuckerberg told Dr. Anthony Fauci that President Donald Trump is to blame for the United States being “significantly worse” than other countries in how it has handled the coronavirus pandemic. The Facebook CEO slammed Trump and his administration’s response to the pandemic during a Thursday afternoon discussion with the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in a conversation that was streamed by Reuters. “At this point, it is clear that the trajectory of the US is significantly worse than many other countries, and that our government and this administration have been considerably less effective in handling this,” Zuckerberg noted. The United States “reopened too quickly” Zuckerberg added comparing a recent spike in cases across...
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticized President Donald Trump's administration over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic during a videochat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading U.S. expert on infectious diseases. Speaking with Fauci in a Facebook live video on Thursday, Zuckerberg said some outbreaks of coronavirus were 'avoidable' and criticized the administration for 'calling into question' whether people should wear masks. 'Our government, and this administration, have been significantly less effective in handling this,' Zuckerberg said, comparing the recent surge in U.S. cases to other countries that have seen falling new cases. 'You know, I was certainly sympathetic early on when it was clear that there would be some outbreaks no matter how well we handle this,' Zuckerberg said. Facebook...
    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows dismissed a new poll showing most Americans believe presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden would handle the coronavirus pandemic better than President Trump, telling "The Story" Thursday that the former vice president's "rhetoric is a lot better than his actions." "What has he done in the basement for Americans?" Meadows asked host Martha MacCallum rhetorically after she cited a Quinnipiac poll that showed 59 percent of registered voters believe that Biden would do a better job dealing with the outbreak than Trump. "I'm just telling you what the numbers are," MacCallum responded. TRUMP DOWN 15 POINTS TO BIDEN IN LATEST NATIONAL POLL Video"I see the poll ... " Meadows answered, later adding that, "I have had the privilege...
    Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a live chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday that some outbreaks of coronavirus were “avoidable” and criticized the administration for “calling into question” whether people should wear masks. “You know, I was certainly sympathetic early on when it was clear that there would be some outbreaks no matter how well we handle this,” Zuckerberg told the nation’s top infectious disease expert. “But now that we’re here in July, I just think that it was avoidable and it’s really disappointing that we still don’t have adequate testing, that the credibility of the top scientists like yourself and the CDC is being undermined, and that until recently, parts of the administration were calling into question...
    Michael Jackson Estates Battle With Ex-Manager Ends As Court Enforces $3M Settlement LendingTree raises outlook on mortgage refinance demand Spurs Gregg Popovich slams Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for handling of coronavirus AUSTIN, Texas — Gregg Popovich, the outspoken coach of the San Antonio Spurs, slammed Texas' top two elected leaders' handling of the corononavirus pandemic as "all about politics" and called them "cowards" for aligning themselves with President Donald Trump and not with medical professionals. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT IndyCar racing fans return after late season start IndyCar racing fans return after late season start USA TODAY SPORTS Will priority testing for athletes hurt public health? Will priority testing for...
    Mark Zuckerberg and Anthony FauciSource: Facebook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday criticized President Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying he was disappointed by the administration's response.  "At this point, it is clear that the trajectory in the U.S. is significantly worse than many other countries and that our government and this administration have been considerably less effective in handling this," Zuckerberg said during a live-streamed chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert. Zuckerberg said he believed the resurgence of the coronavirus in the U.S. in July could've been avoided. "It's really disappointing that we still don't have adequate testing, that the credibility of our top scientists like yourself and the CDC are being undermined and until...
    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich tore into Texas Gov. Greg Abbott  (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) Wednesday over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying “they’re all cowards and they’re all afraid.” Popovich spoke with reporters during a video call while wearing a shirt that read: “Vote — Your Life Depends On It.” “We have a lieutenant governor who decided he doesn’t want to listen to [Anthony] Fauci and those people any more,” Popovich said before adding sarcastically, “That makes a lot of sense. How safe can that be? The messaging is ridiculous.” Patrick earlier this month lambasted Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, over the doctor’s assessment of the recent surge in Texas coronavirus...
    BRUSSELS/BERLIN, July 16 (Reuters) – Germany’s health minister urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to speed up its review of how it handled the pandemic, apparently signalling Europe’s tougher line on the United Nations body. Berlin, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, has so far largely shielded the organisation from the most intense criticism by Washington, which wants to leave the WHO because of its alleged excessive closeness to China. But now Germany seems to be taking a more assertive position. Spahn told reporters he had discussed the review of the WHO’s management of the crisis with its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus twice over the last 20 days. “In both conversations I encouraged him very clearly to...
    BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's health minister urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to speed up its review of how it handled the pandemic, apparently signalling Europe's tougher line on the United Nations body. Berlin, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, has so far largely shielded the organisation from the most intense criticism by Washington, which wants to leave the WHO because of its alleged excessive closeness to China. But now Germany seems to be taking a more assertive position. Spahn told reporters he had discussed the review of the WHO's management of the crisis with its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus twice over the last 20 days. "In both conversations I encouraged him very clearly to launch this...
    Mother Jones illustration; Courtesy of Resolve to Save Lives For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. Infectious disease experts agree that it’s only a matter of time before the next pandemic hits, and that could be even more deadly. So how do we fix what COVID has shown was broken? In this Mother Jones series, we’re asking experts from a wide range...
    Students in Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools will attend classes virtually when the new school year begins, with plans to bring them back in the classroom sometime this fall. But what happens when a student in Maryland’s largest school system tests positive for coronavirus? That was one of the most popular questions at a town hall with Montgomery County Public Schools officials on Wednesday night. “If we are informed of it first, then we will immediately contact the health department; both the local and the state level,” said Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith. “Children can transmit the disease,” said Montgomery County’s Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles. Gayles explained the protocols in place if a...
    (CNN)Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's handling of the Breonna Taylor case, the death of David McAtee and the protests that followed will soon be investigated.The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) of the Louisville Metro Council filed an order Monday to officially launch an investigation "into the action and inaction of the Fischer Administration," according to a press release from the city.Though it has not happened yet and there is no timeline to finish the investigation, the GOA plans to subpoena former Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad and current Chief Robert Schroeder as part of their investigation, according to the release.CNN has reached out to the mayor's office for comment.Warrant in fatal encounter between Breonna Taylor and police was...
    Saul Loeb/Getty Images A new Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday shows Joe Biden with a large 15-point lead over President Donald Trump. Back in June, the Quinnipiac poll had Biden leading Trump 49-41. The new poll shows Biden has expanded that lead, 52-37. Independents in particular split for Biden 43-40 over Trump in June, while this new poll shows independents 51-34 for Biden. One factor in the president’s favor in many polls has been him beating Biden on the specific question of who voters would trust more on the economy. A fair number of polls over the last few months have shown Trump has the edge on Biden on the economy, including the Quinnipiac poll last month 51-46. The president had...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there would be an inquiry into the country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the future but now was not the time as the battle to combat it was ongoing. "We will seek to learn the lessons of this pandemic in the future and certainly we will have an independent inquiry into what happened," he said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    CHICAGO (CBS)— Pieces of metal and broken car parts are seen sitting on the side of busy Chicago highways. A Calumet Park man who had his car damaged by debris said the state needs to do a better job of keeping expressways clear and safe. So CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas put his foot on the gas and learned that for the first time in years, the state is trying to clean up much of the highway on their own rather than paying a contractor. The Eisenhower Expressway can give you a beautiful view of Chicago, but the sides of the road are not so pretty. A broken rim, a plastic crate, and a loose bag were spotted. McNicholas kept driving...
    In early June, 54% of respondents said Republican governors "communicated a clear plan of action." Now, only 43% of residents feel the same. Partisan differences were not as exaggerated at the beginning of June, and trust in Democratic governors has remained relatively steady since then. Some 66% of those polled back in early June said Democratic governors "care about my community." That number has dropped only slightly to 65% in the most recent poll. Fifty-seven percent of respondents also said Democratic governors were "communicating a clear plan of action," up from 58% in June. Democratic Governors Association spokesperson David Turner claimed in an email this week that the numbers were reflective of Democratic governors' decision to rely "on science, facts,...