Day: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

Photo perspective | U.S. coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 mark in under four months, leading the world

The sick overwhelmingly have died alone, and loved ones have had to say their goodbyes over the phone or on video chat. And some were just beginning their careers.More than 100,000 Americans across the nation have died just four months after officials announced the nation’s first known coronavirus case, with COVID-19 killing both the old and young in cities large and small. Others were grandfathers, […]

May 29, 2020

George Floyd death: Protesters set police station on fire; National Guard called in

Thursday, the Associated Press reported. (John Minchillo / Associated Press) “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted. The crowd surged toward the police station, rocking the perimeter fence until it tumbled. Advertisement Protesters filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the second evening in a row Thursday, with demonstrators gathering outside Los Angeles Police Department […]

May 29, 2020

Trump likely to slap limited sanctions on China over Hong Kong crackdown

relations expert at the Wilson Center.“That is the fundamental decision that has already been taken. Pompeo told Congress that Hong Kong was no longer sufficiently autonomous from China — a statement seen as a precursor to U.S. response would probably lead Beijing to cancel the deal. And international businesses could flee to other parts of Asia and even back into the mainland. But such action […]

May 29, 2020

Police chiefs’ condemnation of George Floyd killing highlights impact of criminal justice reform movements

“There IS a need to DO something. Advertisement World & Nation CNN crew arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests World & Nation CNN crew arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests Atlanta-based CNN said that the crew, which included CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, was released later Friday morning. But law enforcement experts and criminal justice activists believe the visceral depiction of Floyd’s death — a black […]

May 29, 2020

Twitter flags tweet by Trump as ‘glorifying violence’ as protests rage in Minneapolis

Trump falsely claimed that the state distributed ballots to noncitizens and, without proof, alleged that people would print and mail in fake ballots “by the hundreds of thousands.”Whether Trump’s executive order will have any teeth is unclear, though it could increase pressure on Twitter, Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley companies by opening the door to lawsuits and regulatory reviews.In another tweet on the Minneapolis […]

May 29, 2020

After 18 years behind bars, an innocent man savors quarantine

But the trial ended in a hung jury, as did a third trial that fall.Prosecutors then offered Harrington a deal: Plead guilty and go home in four years. He planned to rent an apartment as soon as quarantine ended. After 18 years behind bars, an innocent man savors quarantine Kevin Harrington and his mother, Pauline Lawrence, on May 10, their first Mother’s Day together in […]

May 29, 2020

No hymns, no Communion: Germany’s reopened churches offer a road map, but a new outbreak shows the risks

Advertisement In the United States, President Trump urged the opening of churches even as the pandemic was taking hold, initially expressing hopes for full churches on Easter Sunday, April 12. Advertisement “With hindsight, it would have been appropriate for us to wear mouth-and-nose protection covers during the service, and to refrain from singing together,” the church said in a statement on its website Monday.Although the […]

May 29, 2020

Russian warplanes in Libya could open new phase in Middle East’s biggest proxy war

They fear a new phase opening in the Middle East’s biggest proxy war, with Russia encroaching on Europe’s southern flank. “ Africa Command believes the Russian jets will be used to provide “close air support” to further Wagner Group offensives in Libya. and other Western powers that have largely ignored the conflict. In return, it has cemented its military presence with airbases spread around the […]

May 29, 2020

George Floyd’s death in Amy Klobuchar’s home state renews scrutiny of her criminal justice record

“Those also happen to be the very voters that are out in the streets protesting what just happened.” Advertisement Klobuchar supporters say she brings her own strengths to the ticket, such as her appeal in the pivotal Midwestern states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. James E. He was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter for Floyd’s death on Friday.The 2006 shooting of Reyes happened […]

May 29, 2020

‘We don’t have law and order’: Black and Latino business owners face destruction in Minneapolis

He said looting had become a distraction. People watch as a construction site burns near the 3rd Police Precinct on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Print MINNEAPOLIS —  Abdishakur Elmi looked on in horror as flames raged and smoke billowed from the roof of the brick building next to his restaurant. He predicted neighbors would band together in the short term to rebuild businesses and police themselves.“Enough is […]