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              One board member of nonprofit Healthy Tennessee, founded by Dr. Manny Sethi, has taken positions excusing protestors for spreading the coronavirus, and he and another director have attacked U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn. Alex Jahangir and Jesse Ehrenfeld were listed as directors of Healthy Tennessee on the nonprofit’s 2018 Form 990EZ, available here. Dr. Jahangir serves as the director of Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s COVID-19 task force and blamed the city’s bars for causing...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Customers and employees could be seen boycotting side by side outside of the Cambridge Whole Foods. “We’ve been told to take our mask off or leave without pay,” said Whole Foods employee Savannah Kinver. This is Day 18 of some employees walking off the job after being reprimanded for wearing their Black Lives Matter face masks. Yaxeny Colon said she was told to go home early by management. “A lot of us are on our final warning.”...
    Pot, meet kettle: Randi Weingarten, the top of the American Federation of Academics, says police unions have to cease defending their misbehaving members. Sure, that Randi Weingarten, who as native United Federation of Academics chief butted heads with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over his refusal to position ineffective and harmful lecturers again into school rooms. The union contract she championed wouldn’t let him fireplace them. However in an interview with the Chief-Chief, a union-backed information service, Weingarten argued in favor...
    Pot, meet kettle: Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, says police unions need to stop protecting their misbehaving members. Yes, that Randi Weingarten, who as local United Federation of Teachers chief butted heads with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over his refusal to place ineffective and dangerous teachers back into classrooms. The union contract she championed wouldn’t let him fire them. But in an interview with the Chief-Leader, a union-backed news service, Weingarten argued in favor of changing...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump paid a visit to wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday and wore a mask, after months of refusing to be seen doing so in public.Ill probably have a mask if you must know. Ill probably have a mask. I think when youre in a hospital especially in that particular setting, where you are talking to a lot of soldiers, people that in some cases just got off the operating table. I...
    NASCAR sends memo to teams about mask use and coronavirus exposure By: Nathan Solomon July 11, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThis week, NASCAR sent a memo to teams about crew members not fully following coronavirus protocols. Several team members have been caught not wearing masks properly or at all, and some may have lied about coronavirus exposure. This comes as coronavirus cases rise down south and...
    Mexican police arrested a crime boss from the border state of Chihuahua identified as the mastermind behind the torching of vehicles. The incidents occurred as part of an extortion scheme in the border state of Tamaulipas. Mexican officials report the crime boss planned to carry a series of murders in an attempt to exert his power as he sought to establish dominance against other criminal organizations in the region. The crime boss never left the safety of his refuge in...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg, police in South Africa said Saturday. A statement said police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church headquarters in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. Six other people were injured. Police said they...
    With Minnie and Mickey, Josh DAmaro waves to guests gathered on Main Street USA, in the Magic Kingdom in the final minutes before the park closed, Sunday night, March 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney World announced that all their Florida parks will be closed for the rest of March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Orlando Sentinel Walking up Main Street to Cinderellas Castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida may look at little different...
    Five people have been killed after attackers stormed a South African church, reportedly amid an argument over its leadership. South African police said they had rescued men, women and children from a “hostage situation” on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Saturday morning. They have also arrested at least 40 people, and seized dozens of weapons. Eyewitnesses say the men who stormed the International Pentecostal Holiness Church were part of a splinter group. The church’s leadership has reportedly been the subject...
    Denver City Council will be hosting its first fully virtual meeting on Monday, July 13. Following the guidance of Denver’s top health official, city council will be conducting its meetings via a virtual platform,” Council President Jolon Clark says in announcing the switch. “Virtual participation will allow voices to be heard while allowing for maximum safety in a time of pandemic.” Clarks decision means that both council reps and members of the public will be able to participate in...
    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg. A statement says police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. Six other people were injured. Police...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg. A statement says police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. Six other people were injured. Police say they rescued men, women...
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Two Ocean City, Maryland bars announced they would be closed this weekend due to positive coronavirus cases among staff. Fish Tales OC and the Purple Moose Saloon are both closed because they learned in the last 24 hours about cases among their staff. In a message on Facebook, Fish Tales said it learned Friday night that three staff members tested positive for COVID-19. “We regret to inform you that Fish Tales will be closed until...
    “I just shot everything that was moving,” said the 27-year-old before the judges. He killed his parents, half-brother, half-sister, uncle and aunt The facts took place on January 24 in Rot am See (southwest ofGermany) during the burial of the shooter’s grandmother, reports RTL. During this deadly shooting, the 27-year-old man killed six members of his family, including his parents, half-brother, half-sister, uncle and aunt. Other family members were seriously injured. The murderer used a 9mm semi-automatic revolver that belonged...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Star Senior Reporter Laura Baigert to the newsmakers line. During the second hour, Baigert weighed in on the recent meeting where Governor Lee decided to remove the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol. She found it particularly interesting that it...
    Free, reusable face masks will be distributed from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. this Saturday, July 11, 2020, at multiple locations in Statesboro. The face masks are being provided by the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County in an effort to mitigate the recent increase in COVID-19 cases within the region.  This initiative is the first of many to be put on by Mayor Jonathan McCollar’s recently formed COVID-19 Community Response Team.  Members of the team include representatives from...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Neighbors in New Ulm are saying “not in our town” after part of a popular bike path in the city was tagged with hateful and racist graffiti last weekend. Some residents say they don’t just want to clean it up, they want to make it clear there’s no room for hate in their town. “I noticed a spray painted picture of, it was Hitler, using a swastika for his body and then like a word bubble coming...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Croatia and Bulgaria took a big step toward joining the shared euro currency Friday, underlining the currency bloc’s attraction despite its 2010-2015 debt crisis and the continuing debate about how to strengthen it. Finance ministers of the 19 current euro nations and European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde agreed to admit the two European Union members to the waiting room for the euro, known in European Union jargon as the exchange rate mechanism II. ...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt is reporting 10 new coronavirus cases among students and faculty or staff. The university updated its coronavirus numbers Friday, adding six more cases in students and four more in faculty and staff since last week. In total since June 26, 20 students and nine faculty or staff members tested positive. As for students, eleven have recovered. And for faculty or staff, two of them have recovered. Pitt says there are also university members...
    Nearly 19 years after toxins at an Uzbek air base known as K2 began to afflict U.S. service members responding to the 9/11 attack, the Department of Defense has declassified scientific documents that allow veterans to get one step closer to getting the healthcare they need. “It is the first public acknowledgment by the DOD that there were harmful conditions present at K2,” retired Army Staff Sgt. Mark Jackson told the Washington Examiner after a Thursday press briefing. “These...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits this weekend, several emergency cooling centers will be opened throughout the county on Saturday and Sunday. The centers will open at public facilities to provide community members without air conditioning in their homes some relief from the heat, free of charge. The centers will be located at: Claremont Library: 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 Stevenson Ranch Library: 25950...
    The extreme right will have a voice in the Central Electoral Board. The sanitary cord that the PSOE, United Podemos and PP have tried to place to Vox so that the extreme right does not achieve a representative in the body that ensures the smooth running of the electoral processes has failed. Santiago Abascal’s party will replace the representative of Citizens in the new Board pending renewal since March 3, when the 90-day period since the elections established by law...
    A former MS-13 gang leader on Long Island is facing charges for allegedly ordering a hit on a rival gang member. Queens resident Marcelo Esquivel has been charged in federal court with murder in-aid-of racketeering and causing death through the use of a firearm in connection with the fatal shooting of Daniel Licona-Gonzalez on July 2, 2012.  U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said that on the day of the fatal shooting, Esquivel, who was the leader of the Centrales Locos Salvatrucha...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Counterprotesters said a passing driver pointed a gun at them Friday and said “All Lives Matter,” as competing groups gathered in front of South Carolina’s capitol building to mark the five-year anniversary of the state’s removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds. The driver stopped in the middle of the road and stuck his middle finger out at several demonstrators who were on a road median shortly before noon, protester Kamison Burgess told The...