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    QUEENS (WABC) -- Community leaders came together in Queens to fight back against hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.Queens is a borough where 200 languages are spoken, but on Monday, there was one unifying message: there is no place for hate.Community leaders condemned a rash of hate crimes in the city.Last week alone a swastika was drawn on a Rego Park synagogue and four Asian New Yorkers were assaulted in three separate incidents.RELATED | Man arrested, accused of shoving woman to ground outside Queens bakeryEMBED More News Videos Police in Queens arrested a man, accused of assaulting an Asian woman waiting in line outside a bakery Tuesday afternoon. Since the pandemic began, Asian Americans have been increasingly targeted."The community members feel and still feel afraid for their safety because of everything that's been going on in our city and around the country," said Brian Chen with the Chinese American Planning Council.The...
    Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict to abuse to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact. Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are 10 petitions you should sign this week, including Protect Endangered Owls, Demand Gender-Affirming Healthcare for Transgender Youth, and Take a Stand Against Puppy Mills! We want to thank you...
    Farmer protests have been going for more than two months now and it has started to gain international attention. Recently, Rihanna tweeted about it asking why aren’t people talking about this. Now the Ministry of External Affairs has issued a statement where it mentions that many efforts are being constantly made to reach a solution. It also requested people to not fall prey to propaganda. Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty and many others have come out in support of the Government’s stand on this. Mia Khalifa Joins Rihanna, Greta Thunberg and Amanda Cerny to Extend Support to Farmers’ Protest in India Akshay has asked to look for a solution rather than paying attention to anyone creating differences while Devgn has implored people to stand united. Check out their reactions here… Farmers constitute an extremely important part of our country. And the efforts being undertaken to resolve their...
    Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanSunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variants spread in US; Redditors shake Wall Street with Gamestop stock The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Which path will Democrats take on COVID-19 bill? Democrats ready to bypass Republicans on COVID-19 relief bill MORE (R-Ohio) said on Sunday that Republican leadership “ought to stand up” against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) controversial comments that have resurfaced over the past week. The Ohio senator, who has announced he will retire in 2022, called on GOP leadership to label Greene’s remarks, including her past support for violence against Democrats, first reported by CNN’s KFile, as “totally unacceptable.” {mosads}“There is no place for violence in our political dialogue,” Portman told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “By the way, there is no place for violence in our country. I mean, this is something that we have got to get away...
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Rob Portman on Sunday said his party's leaders "ought to stand up" against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and that there should be "a strong response" to her controversial actions and recently resurfaced incendiary comments amid calls for her expulsion from Congress."I think Republican leaders ought to stand up and say it is totally unacceptable what she has said," the Ohio senator told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "I saw a couple videos over the weekend and one had to do with violence as I see it. There is no place for violence in our political dialogue. By the way there is no place for violence in our country. I mean, this is something we got to get away from. So yeah. I think people ought to speak out clearly."Asked if Greene, who has been appointed to the House Education and Labor Committee, should she be...
    Have you checked your social credit score lately? You might want to. Mine seems to have taken a nosedive this month. You might want to see how yours is doing. Everyone knows what a credit score is. But social credit scores are new. They’re the latest corporate import from Communist China, where government and big business monitor every citizen’s social views and statements. And they’re the latest form of cancel culture in this country, as corporate monopolies and the left team up to shut down speech they don’t like and force their political agenda on America. For those who still believe in free speech and the First Amendment, this is the time to take a stand. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., says that it now is the time to stand up to cancel culture.  (NYP) Like the old-fashioned kind of credit score, your social credit requires a lot of maintenance. You’ll...
    More On: cancel culture ‘Taking Cara Babies’ sleep guru faces boycott for supporting Trump How media monetized polarization and other commentary The left now just wants to silence conservatives — all of them Ariel Pink dropped by label for going to Trump rally, says he was asleep for riot Have you checked your social credit score lately? You might want to. Mine seems to have taken a nosedive this month. You might want to see how yours is doing. Everyone knows what a credit score is. But social credit scores are new. They’re the latest corporate import from Communist China, where government and big business monitor every citizen’s social views and statements. And they’re the latest form of cancel culture in this country, as corporate monopolies and the left team up to shut down speech they don’t like and force their political agenda on America. For those who...
    Lindsey Graham continued railing against an impeachment trial of Donald Trump after he’s out of office, telling Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo Republicans shouldn’t even consider the idea. After advising the president against pardoning the rioters, Graham said Joe Biden would be “an incredibly weak figure” if he doesn’t “stand up against the impeachment.” Graham even attempted to claim that “President Trump is trying to heal the nation.” The president riled up supporters for months with baseless claims of voter fraud. In his first video telling people at the Capitol to go home, he continued to falsely insist the election was stolen from him. Subsequent videos released by the president were more somber in calling for no violence, but there’s been reporting that Trump regretted doing at least one of those videos. Recently the president met with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell — who has been pushing election conspiracies as well —...
    It was not a perfect call. Indeed, it was a very imperfect one. In a move eerily reminiscent of the Ukraine call that led to his impeachment in the House of Representatives just over one year ago, Donald Trump pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a call this Saturday to “find 11,780 votes” to overturn the state’s election results. “There’s nothing wrong with saying that you’ve recalculated,” Trump told Raffensperger. All the while, Raffensperger—one of my “political heroes” of 2020—calmly, but firmly, rebuffed the president’s indecent proposal. As the Washington Post notes in its story that broke the news of the call and includes audio from it, Trump “tried to flatter him, begged him to act and threatened him with vague criminal consequences if the secretary of state refused to pursue his false claims, at one point warning that Raffensperger was taking ‘a big risk.’” At one point,...
            by Rose Williams  State officials are now seeking additional penalties against Larvita McFarquhar, a defiant restaurant owner in Lynd, Minnesota, who is being fined $250 per day for remaining open. A Ramsey County judge ordered McFarquhar to close her restaurant earlier this month and comply with Gov. Tim Walz’s COVID-19 executive orders. But she refused and was found in contempt of court, which comes with a $250 daily fine for non-compliance. Court documents filed Tuesday show the state government is now seeking “further contempt sanctions” against McFarquhar. Even though a Minnesota statute says “fines may not exceed $250” per day, “the Court has inherent authority to craft a larger fine for each and every occurrence of a violation in order to induce compliance,” according to a memorandum filed by the Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General’s Office is not going to seek jail time for McFarquhar at...
    Community leaders denounced the rise in outer-borough violence Saturday at a rally outside a Bronx bodega where a teen was fatally shot earlier in the week. Speaking outside King Deli and Grocery on Boston Road in Morrisania, Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral hopeful Eric Adams blamed the rash of shootings on the lack of resources in underserved neighborhoods. “Shooting, after shooting, after shooting” Adams told a crowd of activists. “Trust me when I tell you, if the victims were not black and brown, you’ll see a different response in this city. “Map the shootings, the stabbings and the killings, and then map where the lack of resources are,” Adams continued. “I’m not here for political reasons. I’m here for personal reasons. My son is 24. Every time I hear a young man is shot I’ve got to look through the article and say, ‘Tell me it’s...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hundreds of thousands of health care workers in the tri-state area are receiving their first doses of the COVID vaccine. Shipments are now arriving from both Pfizer and Moderna but there is a glitch with some deliveries. Pennsylvania and New Jersey are getting fewer vaccines this week than they were expecting. Christmas is just days away and officials are worried holiday gatherings will cause another COVID spike. This as Pennsylvania and New Jersey are seeing a slight virus plateau, the numbers are still very high but not growing as fast. And the vaccine rollout is hitting a few glitches. New Jersey will get about 100,00 fewer doses of the COVID vaccines than expected, federal officials have taken the blame for miscalculations. “They say it was an honest mistake,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. But New Jersey also missed a federal deadline by one day to...
    The Supreme Court will pass orders on Friday on the contempt petitions against comedian Kunal Kamra for posting scandalous tweets against the top court. Attorney general K.K. Venugopal had already given consent for filing of the contempt pleas against Kamra. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and comprising Justices R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah asked advocate Nishant Katneshwarkar not to read all the tweets before the bench, as it has already gone through the contents of the plea. After a brief hearing in the matter, the bench said it will pass orders on Friday. Kangana Ranaut Engages in a Twitter Battle with Comedian Kunal Kamra (Read Tweets) The plea has been filed by law students Shrirang Katneshwarkar, Nitika Duhan, and advocates Amey Abhay Sirsikar, Abhishek Sharan Raskar, and Sattyendra Vinayak Muley. “The alleged contemnor (Kamra) has the following of 1.7 million people. The scandalous tweets of the alleged...
    AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Since Election Day, President Donald Trump and his lawyers have filed a torrent of legal challenges in an attempt to overturn the election results in Michigan, where voters sided with President-elect Joe Biden, and despite the total lack of success (not to mention any evidence of fraud), they show no signs of giving up. But Michigan Democrats, who have largely stuck to parrying the Trump campaign’s futile efforts, have begun fighting back on their own terms. On Friday evening, for example, lawyers for the city of Detroit asked a federal judge to reprimand Trump’s attorneys for spreading “disinformation.” While attorneys are allowed to make controversial and long-shot arguments, most courts have rules that attorneys must also be honest and obey ethics rules,...
    The co-founders of the anti-Trump Republican group The Lincoln Project made an impassioned plea for conservatives to vote against President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE, warning that the "nation's soul" is at risk. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, co-founders Stuart Stevens, Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt and Reed Galen called on Republicans to act, asking if they would rather have "a republic or an autocracy?” The longtime GOP operatives-turned anti-Trump activists pointed to the president's past comments refusing to commit to accepting the results of the election. Trump last week said he would accept a peaceful transfer of power, but caveated that he wants it to be an "honest election." “Never before in U.S. history has an incumbent president refused...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thursday is Spirit Day. CBS2 is proud to join millions of people wearing purple to take a stand against bullying in support of LGBTQ youth. ITS #SPIRITDAY! Go purple now and take the pledge to support LGBTQ youth: https://t.co/AJXrimYJKz  ???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/LcKOFnlsxp — GLAAD (@glaad) October 15, 2020 According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 7 out of 10 LGBTQ students experience harassment while at school and more than half of them report feeling unsafe. If you’d like to take the pledge, you can get more information here. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists and other watchdog groups want New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to create a government agency that would be tasked with keeping the state from becoming a permanent dumping ground for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level waste. Dozens of groups sent a letter Friday to the Democratic governor. They pointed to Nevada’s past success in mothballing the once-proposed Yucca Mountain waste repository project in that state and asked the governor to consider similar measures to protect New Mexico. “New Mexico’s people and our environment deserve better treatment than a plan offering millions of years of a public health menace from radioactive waste spreading into our soil, air, water and rivers,” the letter states. “Please consider what more aggressive steps can be taken to defeat the Holtec plan.” New Jersey-based Holtec is seeking a 40-year license from the federal...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists and other watchdog groups want New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to create a government agency that would be tasked with keeping the state from becoming a permanent dumping ground for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level waste. Dozens of groups sent a letter Friday to the Democratic governor. They pointed to Nevada’s past success in mothballing the once-proposed Yucca Mountain waste repository project in that state and asked the governor to consider similar measures to protect New Mexico. “New Mexico’s people and our environment deserve better treatment than a plan offering millions of years of a public health menace from radioactive waste spreading into our soil, air, water and rivers,” the letter states. “Please consider what more aggressive steps can be taken to defeat the Holtec plan.” New Jersey-based Holtec is seeking a 40-year license from the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to...
    Barbie has been a dancer, a doctor, an astronaut, a chef, a pilot, and of course, a fashionista — and now the iconic doll is an anti-racism educator. In Barbie's latest vlog on her official YouTube channel, the blonde bombshell sits down with her friend Nikki to talk about racism, white privilege, and how people are fighting it. Since it was uploaded on Wednesday, Twitter users have been quick to applaud Mattel for taking on an important topic and explaining it in a way that children can understand. Taking a stand: Iconic doll Barbie became an anti-racism educator for a new YouTube video that sees her discussing the Black Lives Matter movement with her friend Nikki  'It’s important to have ongoing conversations about standing up to racism, so I invited my good friend Nikki to join the vlog to share her experiences about when she has been treated unfairly,' the...
    CONTROVERSIAL militia group Utah Citizens’ Alarm has warned it won't stand for any "trouble" at the vice presidential debate as 100 members take to the streets of Salt Lake City tonight dressed in tactical gear. Casey Robertson, 47, who denies the group is racist or white supremacist, says they want to prevent the city becoming "another Portland or Seattle" - although they will not carry guns on this occasion. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 9Casey Robertson, founder of the Utah Citizens' AlarmCredit: Utah Citizens Alarm Casey founded the UCA in August after protesters fired a gun at a motorist who drove through a crowd during a July demo against police violence in his home town of Provo, 45 miles south of Salt Lake. In a few weeks, its supporters had swelled to 20,000 on Facebook before the social media...
    CONTROVERSIAL militia group Utah Citizens’ Alarm has warned it won't stand for any "trouble" at the vice presidential debate as 100 members take to the streets of Salt Lake City tonight dressed in tactical gear. Casey Robertson, 47, who denies the group is racist or white supremacist, says they want to prevent the city becoming "another Portland or Seattle" - although they will not carry guns on this occasion. 9Casey Robertson, founder of the Utah Citizens' AlarmCredit: Utah Citizens Alarm Casey founded the UCA in August after protesters fired a gun at a motorist who drove through a crowd during a July demo against police violence in his home town of Provo, 45 miles south of Salt Lake. In a few weeks, its supporters had swelled to 20,000 on Facebook before the social media giant shut the page down after it pledged to close pages of all groups linked...
    When President Donald Trump used the phrase "Stand back and stand by" in reference to the white nationalist group known as the Proud Boys during his September 29 "debate" against former Vice President Joe Biden, Susan Polis Schutz was appalled — and for good reason. The mother of Governor Jared Polis is also a filmmaker, and she's spent most of 2020 completing Love Wins Over Hate, a documentary examining the rise of racist organizations in the U.S. through conversations with former members trying to make amends for their past actions by helping others grow beyond their biases, too. The film is already appearing on PBS stations across the country and will debut on two Denver outlets in the coming days. "I'm still reeling from it," Polis Schutz says of Trump's statement. "It was a nightmare. It was so horrible.... He was trying to couch his enthusiasm for them in words...
    SANTA ROSA (KPIX 5) — While home after home burned to the ground as flames tore through the Skyhawk neighborhood in Santa Rosa, some neighbors picked up garden hoses and took a stand against the Glass Fire. Early Monday evening, Cal Fire officials confirmed that the fire had grown to over 36,000 acres, more than tripling in size since the morning. EVACUATION MAPS: Sonoma County | Napa County So far, Cal Fire has not released any estimates on the number of structures destroyed by the glass fire since it erupted in Wine Country early Sunday morning. Evacuation Order Information: Napa County Evacuation Order Information City of Calistoga Evacuation Information Sonoma County Evacuation Information City of Santa Rosa Evacuation Information “As we sit today, I don’t know how many structures were lost throughout the firefight last night but there were significant losses,” said Santa Rosa Fire Chief...
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Armenia's people to take hold of their future against "leadership that is dragging them to catastrophe and those using it like puppets", following clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia on Sunday declared martial law and mobilised its male population after the clashes. Turkey has condemned Armenia for what it said were provocations against Azerbaijan. "While I call on the Armenian people to take hold of their future against their leadership that is dragging them to catastrophe and those using it like puppets, we also call on thire world to stand with Azerbaijan in their battle against invasion and cruelty," Erdogan said on Twitter, adding that Turkey will "increasingly continue" its solidarity with Baku. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on his Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate to stand up to President Donald Trump who controversially refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he were to lose the coming general election. “Where are our Republican colleagues?” Schumer asked after noting that Trump has publicly called for a ninth Supreme Court justice “before the election because the election will be before the Supreme Court.” At issue is the president’s response to a question from Playboy’s Brian Karem, who asked the president, “Win, lose, or draw in this election…will you commit to making sure there’s a peaceful transferral of power after the election?” President Donald Trump replied, “we’re going to have to have to see what happens,” adding, “I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster.” Karem followed up, “People are rioting. Do you commit to making sure...
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged MPs to back his bill to amend the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU to prevent it creating a “blockade” in the Irish Sea and potentially breaking up the United Kingdom in the process. Boris Johnson said on Saturday that the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) as it stands would give the EU the power to “carve up our country – to divide it” by creating barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom. If the barriers remain after the Brexit transition period then the bloc would retain some power over British laws and regulations. “We are now hearing that unless we agree to the EU’s terms, the EU will use an extreme interpretation of the Northern Ireland protocol to impose a full-scale trade border down the Irish sea,” Johnson wrote in The Telegraph. “We are being told that the EU will not only impose...
    VIDEO2:4702:47NFL Commissioner on social justice: 'We should have listened to our players earlier'Squawk Alley NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told CNBC on Wednesday that the football league will support players who protest racial injustice in the U.S. during the upcoming season.  "We're going to stand behind our players," Goodell said on "Squawk Alley." He added, "We respect our players and they have done a great job of bringing attention to these issues. Our focus now is, 'How do we support them in making the changes?'" Goodell's appearance came a little more than a week before the start of the NFL season. The Houston Texans and defending champion Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to kick off Sept. 10, a Thursday, before a full Sunday slate of games.  In addition to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the NFL season is set to begin against the backdrop of renewed demonstrations against racial injustice in the U.S., following...
    Michigan Republican Senate hopeful John James responded to criticism from Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who claimed he cannot stand up against President Trump or Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. "I was able to stand up against terrorists," James told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday. "I can certainly stand up against anything that the politicians throw at me these days." MICHIGAN DEM REP. DINGELL SAYS SHE 'DOESN’T BELIEVE THE POLLS' THAT SHOW BIDEN BEATING TRUMP The Army veteran added, "I've actually been shot at and these lies are going to bounce off because the American people and the people in the state of Michigan know the truth." Real Clear Politics rated the Michigan Senate race a toss-up, showing Peters over James 49% to 44.3% in the latest RCP poll average. "The people of the state of Michigan are excited for change because Sen. Peters is running on a record of failure and lies," James said. "Democrats are terrified – putting four ads up against me in the past week – because I not only threaten this seat, I...
    VIDEO5:5005:50Owners and NBA players are aligned in how they want to go forward: Sacramento Kings co-ownerSquawk Alley Sacramento Kings co-owner Chris Kelly told CNBC on Thursday that team owners support NBA players' protests against racial injustice and their calls for action.  "When we agreed to open up again in Orlando, having a social justice platform was a significant part of that," Kelly said on "Squawk Alley." "And we just want to continue that work, and we think that we'll be able to do that in partnership with the players."  Kelly's comments come as NBA players and the league's board of governors held separate meetings Thursday over how to proceed with the postseason competition in Florida after Wednesday's playoff games were postponed. According to The Associated Press, the players have decided they want to continue the season.  On Wednesday, in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in...
    The WNBA players' move to boycott Wednesday's slate comes after protests erupted around the country in light of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. ESPN 2 WNBA games scheduled for Wednesday night have been postponed. Players on the Washington Mystics could not bring themselves to play, and the other five teams scheduled to compete on Wednesday followed suit. "We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA," WNBPA Secretary and Atlanta Dream player Elizabeth Williams said in a statement announcing the players' decision. The league's athletes chose not to play to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man whom Kenosha, Wisconsin, police shot in the back seven times in front of his children on Sunday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. WNBA players have followed the NBA's lead and chosen not to play games scheduled for Wednesday night. After the Milwaukee Bucks spurred...
    The ex-Democratic mayor of Eveleth, Minnesota, a small town in the state's "Iron Range" mining country, pulled no punches during a speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, blasting his former party's nominee, Joe Biden, as "weak," "scared," and "sleepy." Robert Vlaisavljevich, a self-described "lifelong Democrat," called the 2020 election "make or break" for blue-collar workers before slamming Biden for not standing up to the radical left, whose "radical environmental movement," he says, "is a job-killing disgrace dreamt up by people who don't live in the real world." The mayor said that for years he and others in Minnesota mining country looked to Democrats to be their advocates in Washington, but "not any more." "The radical environmental movement has dragged the Democratic Party so far to the left they can no longer claim to be advocates of the working man," Vlaisavljevich said. "This is hard for me to...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the press after meeting privately on Monday, during which Netanyahu heaped praise on President Donald Trump. “I have to say that quite a few years ago I had to stand sometimes alone in publicly rejecting the JCPOA and alerting the world on Iran’s aggression,” Netanyahu said. “That obviously changed with the inauguration of President Trump.” Netanyahu started by noting his frequent conversations with Pompeo, adding, “We have met here in Jerusalem and in Washington and in so many places in between, but every meeting was characterized by that same powerful alliance of values that has informed your activity and the activity of the Trump administration that cements even further the historic American-Israeli alliance.  I want to thank you, I want to thank the President, for all that you’ve done for Israel’s security and everything you’re doing to solidify this friendship.” Netanyahu...
    A young Chinese woman dubbed the 'folding girl' can finally walk upright after undergoing four operations in three months to fix her hunched back. The 23-year-old, known by a pseudonym Xiao Yu, had to walk with her chest pressed against her thighs for more than 10 years due to a rare condition, according to local media. An excited Xiao Yu told reporters 'I can finally see the sky' after she was able to move around with a straight body thanks to the life-changing surgery. The Chinese woman, Xiao Yu, had suffered from ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a rare type of arthritis, for over a decade (left). She can now stroll with the help of a walking frame (right) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Terrifying moment Ferris wheel cabin swings uncontrollably... Boy, four, miraculously survives an 18-storey plunge after... China unveils its 1,100lb precision-guided...
    A federal appeals court in New York ruled Monday in favor of a group of hotel and restaurant owners suing President Donald Trump for alleged violations of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, allowing their lawsuit to stand and denying the presidents request for a rehearing.  The 8-4 decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals could potentially result in a Supreme court appeal from Trump over the meaning of the constitutional block on federal officials self-dealing activities, reports The Hill. Jordan Libowitz, a spokesman for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a public interest group that is backing the lawsuit, said the organization is looking forward to continuing the case. The lawsuit is just one of several involving Trump and the clause and claims he violated the Constitution when he refused to put his business assets in a blind trust, and then continuing to profit while serving...
    A Kentucky high school student says he has settled a $250 million lawsuit with the Washington Post on his 18th birthday after he sued them claiming they made him out to be a racist following his stand-off with a Native American protester.  Nicholas Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School, tweeted that the news outlet had settled the defamation lawsuit on Friday, which also happens to be his birthday.  Sandmann filed lawsuits against the Post, CNN and NBC after claiming the outlets vilified him following his stand-off with Nathan Phillips, an American Indian activist, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January 2019. 'On 2/19/19, I filed $250M defamation lawsuit against Washington Post. Today, I turned 18 & WaPo settled my lawsuit,' Sandmann said. Nicholas Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School, says he has settled his defamation lawsuit with the Washington Post after claiming they made him out to be...
    BREAKING: Missouri AG Files To Dismiss Charges Against McCloskeys: ‘I Won’t Stand By While Missouri Law Is Being Ignored’
    Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy said on Wednesday that the Goya Foods CEO is giving people the courage to stand up after refusing to apologize for visiting the White House. “It’s a way to shame Hispanics to embarrass him, to make him feel like he is not worthy of heading up this Latino company that is so successful and it is not going to work,” Campos-Duffy, the host of Fox Nation's "Moms," said on “Fox & Friends.” GOYA FOODS SLAMMED BY AOC, CELEBRITIES AFTER CEO PRAISES TRUMP Many people, including progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., expressed displeasure with Unanue and called for a boycott after he spoke at a Hispanic Prosperity Initiative at the White House on Thursday and said Americans were "truly blessed" to have Trump as a leader. Campos-Duffy's reacted to an MSNBC op-ed claiming that Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue may have regretted his Rose Garden endorsement of a president he called a "blessed"...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday ramped up pressure against China over its contested territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying the U.S. would break from its prior de facto neutrality and condemning as "unlawful" Beijing's "bullying" and "intimidation." Pompeo's surprise statement came four years and a day after a 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that sided against China in a case regarding territorial disputes also claimed by its other regional U.S. allies and partners, including the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia. The United States at that time responded to the ruling by urging China to respect the decision of the court and maintained support for its partners but ultimately remained neutral on the competing claims. [ MORE: China’s Test of the West ]"The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire," Pompeo said in the statement...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13)  — A decades-old Sacramento ordinance is in question after a lawsuit was filed against the city. The ordinance requires people to stand at attention during the national anthem and implies criminal punishment if the law is broken. ”The city basically said that it is required to stand at attention during the national anthem. This is a 1928 ordinance,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. It’s one of several old laws that remain on the city books. Others include a ban on selling violent comic books to kids and requiring licenses for astrologers. READ MORE: Sacramento Laws Still On The Books Bar Unlicensed Astrology, Spitting, Selling Comic Books To Kids “The last thing that you would think is when you go to a basketball game and for whatever reason you can’t stand. Next thing you know you’re being hauled off to jail,” Attorney Kevin Lipeles, who is representing his father, said. Lipeles...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just a few days ago, Leneesha Columbus, was alive and well. But Sunday night someone killed the mother of two, who was 5 months pregnant. The next day, in Minneapolis, a 12-year-old was shot while riding with his family. Lisa Clemons is a former officers and a peace activist with “A Mother’s Love.”  She said to a crowd of reporters, “We cannot have bullets continue to fly in our community.” A panel of African-American violence prevention advocates held what they call an emergency news conference to speak against the city council’s push to dismantle the police department. “It is time to stand up in this city, it is time to tell the city council that utopia is a bunch of B.S. We are not in Mayberry we are in the wild wild west and it is time for some answers,” Clemons said. The press conference was inside...
    President Donald Trump announced Friday he will establish a National Garden of American Heroes which will include statues of the 'giants of out past' and the 'greatest Americans who ever lived'.  Trump described the new monument as 'a vast outdoor park' that will include statues of the likes of former conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Ronald Reagan and civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman.   The reveal came as protesters around the United States are calling for statues of certain historical American figures to be toppled in light of the recent demonstrations over racial injustice.   The Executive Order marking the new garden took a direct hit at these statue removals claiming that protesters wish to 'desecrate our common inheritance' and vowing to 'stand strong against this violence'.  President Trump made the announcement as he opened the Fourth of July weekend with a fiery speech...
    In the wake of protesters topping statues and vandalizing monuments across the nation, a group of veterans decided to take matters into their own hands upon hearing rumblings that the same fate might be awaiting the Wilson County Veterans Memorial in Lebanon, Tennessee. In short, the vets picked up their rifles and began standing guard, WKRN-TV reported. Image source: WKRN-TV video screenshot What are the details? Keith Sikora started his watch a week ago and told the station "a show of force can be a very powerful deterrent" but that he and his fellow veterans won't "fight unless we have to." Image source: WKRN-TV video screenshot Veteran Joe Hester added to WKRN that he isn't standing guard "to promote violence, I'm not here against any race whatsoever. I'm for all good people and all good things in this country and...
    Laura Ingraham began Tuesday's "The Ingraham Angle" with a call for "patriots" to "stand up for America" and against "the bullies of the Left," reminding viewers of Republican victories in the recent past. "Now, when we see this kind of behavior, it can look like our cause is hopeless, but it is not," she said. "We've been through tough times before and we've come out on top and we can again now. "Remember the 1970s and how bleak the outlook was for the country? ..." Ingraham asked. "Watergate, the quagmire of Vietnam, the oil embargo, double-digit inflation, and of course, a lot of sky-high interest rates, not to mention a hostile media and the malaise of Jimmy Carter's presidency. Well, a lot of people lost hope. They were convinced we would never be able to prevail over the Soviet Union or end communism. DEMS TWEET THEN DELETE POST LINKING TRUMP'S MT. RUSHMORE EVENT...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins was among hundreds at the March Like a Mother Black Lives Matter Boston event outside Trinity Church on Saturday. Through songs, poetry and speeches, mothers made their voices heard at a first-of-its-kind rally at Copley Square. The mission is to call on all mothers to intervene when they see a child being hurt. “George called on his mother in the last few seconds of his life and that summoned all mothers,” organizer Latoya Gayle said. At the gathering, Suffolk DA Rachel Rollins read off dozens of names of black lives lost to police. “We went from slavery to Jim Crow to mass incarceration. And now we are seeing, due to cell phones, what many communities knew long before that — police brutality,” Rollins said. Carla Sheffield lost her son, Anthony Burrell Ramsey, to police back in 2012. “For eight years I’ve...
    A number of high-profile clothing brands and fashion retailers are urging their followers to take action, donate, or stand against racism and injustice amid nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Macy’s, the Gap, Adidas and Asos were among the dozens of companies to share such sentiments on social media over the weekend, with many of them hashtagging their posts with #BlackLivesMatter. A Macy's location in Manhattan's Herald Square is covered with boards to prevent any damages from potential George Floyd protests. (Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS RESTAURANT PRAISED FOR EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS One of the earliest and most powerful of these messages came from Nike, which released a minute-long ad on Friday encouraging viewers to “be part of the change.” The brand’s ad, which featured only text on a blank black screen, urged viewers to “Don’t Do It.” “Don’t pretend there’s not...
    Facebook is pledging $10 million to "efforts committed to ending racial injustice," the platform's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said Monday on his personal account. A message of support was also tweeted by Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. It comes as protests continue to grip America following the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, on May 25. A white former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Activists have been met with a heavy police response. Zuckerberg wrote: "The pain of the last week reminds us how far our country has to go to give every person the freedom to live with dignity and peace. It reminds us yet again that the violence Black people in America live with today is part of a long history of racism and injustice. We all have the responsibility to create change. "The...
    A major turning point in U.S.-Chinese relations occurred Thursday. It nominally involves the future of Hong Kong, but has major significance for Washington and the wider world. China’s National People’s Congress approved a security law that will allow Beijing’s security agencies to crack down directly on the civil liberties of Hong Kong residents, who have been protesting the regime’s indirect efforts to shrink their freedoms since last summer. China promised Hong Kong a full range of political freedoms such as freedom of speech and press and an independent judiciary after it regained control of the territory from Great Britain in 1997. Hong Kong autonomy, under the “one country, two systems” framework, was endorsed by U.S. legislation in 1992. However, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has been eager in recent years to exert tighter Chinese control over the territory and apparently believes he can do so now with minimal cost. Buoyed by...
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