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|Judge blocks Portland police from using physical force against journalists
As protests originally sparked by the death of George Floyd continue in Portland, Oregon, a US District Court has issued a two-week restraining order barring the Portland Police Bureau from arresting journalists and legal observers or using force against them.The order comes after the police arrested journalists who were covering a protest on Tuesday. One of them, Lesley McLam, was taken into custody.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 8:49 AM
|At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation's divisions
At the foot of Mount Rushmore and on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump dug deeper into America's divisions by accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” The president, in remarks Friday night at the South Dakota landmark, offered a discordant tone to an electorate battered by a pandemic and seared by the recent high-profile killings of Black people. Four months from Election Day, his comments amounted to a direct appeal to the political base, including many disaffected white votes, that carried him to the White House in 2016.
POSTED JULY 04, 2020 1:10 AM
|Seattle protests: Woman killed after car strikes protesters
The 24-year-old was one of two women injured when the vehicle careered into the group at speed.
POSTED JULY 05, 2020 2:23 AM
|Alleged Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell being held at 'well-run' jail, local lawyers say
A source familiar with Maxwell's case said she is being held at the Merrimack County Jail, a medium-security facility 20 miles from the luxurious home where she was arrested Thursday. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have accused Maxwell, 58, of luring underage girls so that Epstein could sexually abuse them. Epstein was awaiting trial on federal charges of trafficking minors between 2002 and 2005 when he was found hanged in a New York City jail in August.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 6:18 PM
|Biden evokes MLK and George Floyd in Fourth of July message
Biden's video message came hours after President Trump accused protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."
POSTED JULY 04, 2020 12:56 PM
|Why U.S. F-35s, Stealth Bombers and Attack Drones Could Fail in a War
Fighter jets, stealth bombers, attack drones and air-traveling missiles all need to “operate at speed” in a fast-changing great power conflict era. What that means is that “sensor to shooter” time (how fast data can go from a sensor to a war-fighter) needs to be drastically sped up. Without that speed, warfighters won’t be able to react as quickly to threats and it will be harder to win.
POSTED JULY 04, 2020 4:00 AM
|The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities
The agency says its China office found out about the "viral pneumonia" cases from reading an online press release from the Wuhan health commission.
POSTED JULY 05, 2020 7:03 AM
|Biden narrows list of vice presidential contenders
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has narrowed his reported list of vice presidential contenders, with several black women in contention; Jacqui Heinrich reports on the latest.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 12:09 PM
|Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore
New Jersey’s casinos have reopened, along with amusement rides and water parks. Beaches are open, though at reduced occupancy levels.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 9:25 AM
|A Nigerian Instagram star conspired to launder millions of dollars while flaunting his 'extravagant lifestyle' on social media, prosecutors allege
Alleged scammer, "Ray Hushpuppi," 37, is facing charges related to his role as "key player in a large, transnational conspiracy," prosecutors said.
POSTED JULY 04, 2020 3:26 PM