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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There is still no deal between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union as of Sunday evening.The district pushed to reopen in-person learning for some kindergarten through eighth-grade students Monday but has now been pushed back to Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Sunday.Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that while the district and union leadership agree on some items of contention in principle, union leadership has refused to put those agreements in writing and instead has added more items to the negotiating table that are not related to the public safety issues related to reopening some classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.Just minutes before Lightfoot was expected to appear in a press update Sunday, CTU has a series of tweets that hinted towards there not being a deal just yet. President Sharkey and CTU counsel spoke to Mayor Lightfoot today. The conversation was cordial. The mayor did reiterate the...
    (CNN)Sen. Patrick Leahy, the president pro tempore of the Senate, said Wednesday that he went to the hospital Tuesday night because of "muscle spasms" he had been experiencing. Doctors, he told CNN, have since cleared him for a full return to his schedule and to preside over the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, scheduled to kick off in full next month."The nice thing about medicine is I was able to have a registered nurse come home and spend the night with me," the 80-year-old Leahy said, referring to his wife of nearly 60 years.Asked by CNN if he would run for reelection next year in Vermont, Leahy said he usually makes a decision on whether to run in the November or December before an election year -- and would do so again after spending time skiing and show shoeing. He said "of course" he could serve out the rest of...
    Netflix stock surged on Tuesday after the streaming company reported a jump in new subscribers for the holiday quarter, beating Wall Street estimates. The company said it added 8.51 million paid subscribers during the quarter ended December 31, beating analysts' estimates of 6.1 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.  It marked a major rebound in subscriber growth after a sluggish third quarter, in which Netflix only added 2.2 million paid users.  In the fourth quarter, Netflix originals like Bridgerton and The Queen's Gambit helped the service attract more viewers, many of whom who were sheltering at home due to new COVID-19 restrictions and as winter descended. In the fourth quarter, Netflix originals like 'Bridgerton' and 'The Queen's Gambit' (above) helped the service attract more viewers who were sheltering at home Shares of Netflix jumped as much as 12 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday RELATED ARTICLES ...
    A retired New York firefighter from Long Island has been arrested for being part of the MAGA mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6. Thomas Fee, 53, of Freeport, Long Island, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday.  Fee, who retired from the FDNY last October after 22 years of service, faces charges in Washington of disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building without permission.  He texted a selfie of himself to his girlfriend's sibling from the Capitol rotunda when a stream of Trump supporters stormed into the building. He described himself as part of the 'tip of the spear,' prosecutors say. Retired New York firefighter Thomas Fee, 53, of Long Island, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday for his role in storming the US Capitol on January 6. He texted a selfie of himself (right) to his girlfriend's sibling from the Capitol rotunda when a stream of Trump supporters stormed...
    EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW/AP) – An El Paso man who posted a video online threatening to kill Black Lives Matter protesters has been sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison, officials said. Manuel Flores, 43, was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty last year to posting a threatening communication over the internet. He’s been in custody since his arrest in June, the El Paso Times reported. In the video, Flores displays an AR-15-style rifle and said it was his “dream” to kill Black protesters who had gathered in response to George Floyd’s death last year. “During this time of polarized political discord, peaceful protest is an important right that must be safeguarded and those who threaten to harm others, commit acts of violence, destroy property or attack law enforcement must be held accountable for their criminal behavior,” U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer said Tuesday in...
    Electoral interest or pure conviction? In any case, House Republicans are proclaiming loud and clear their loyalty, despite the assault on Capitol Hill on January 6 by pro-Trump demonstrators and the prospect of his “impeachment” on Wednesday for “incitement to insurrection”. And continue to support the baseless theory that he actually won the November 3 presidential election against Democrat Joe Biden. “President Trump has been the leader of this party and will continue to be a leader of the party,” Jim Jordan told . on Tuesday, leaving a parliamentary committee in this decisive week for the billionaire’s end of term. Republican, who is due to leave the White House on January 20. “Of course he will keep a great influence,” added the Republican representative from Ohio. On the verge of becoming the first president of the United States to suffer twice the infamy of an impeachment procedure, he appears...
    President Donald Trump lashed out at President-elect Joe Biden, raged about the election and demanded $2,000 stimulus checks ahead of his sixth day on the golf course Wednesday. The president started out his morning at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., with a series of furious tweets repeating his false claim he won the election and mocking Barack Obama for coming second to himself in Gallup's poll of the most admired man of the year. Trump has spent six out of seven days at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach since he arrived in Florida last week to spend the holidays at the Winter White House with his family. The president started his morning tweet storm with a dig at his predecessor, referring to Gallup's most admired man of 2020 survey, which Trump won with 18 per cent. Obama, who held the top spot for 12 years in...
    Kristi Noem said Tuesday she would not cooperate with Donald Trump's plan to run a Republican against Senator John Thune in his 2022 primary election to try and boot him from office after the Majority Whip denounced the president's bid to overturn the election. '@johnthune is a friend of mine, and I will not be challenging him,' the South Dakota Governor, a Trump defender and ally, tweeted late Tuesday night. 'I'm honored to be Governor of South Dakota and will ask the people to give me an opportunity to continue serving them as Governor in 2022.' President Trump, on Tuesday, called for Republicans to primary Thune, the second ranking Republican in the Senate. 'Republicans in the Senate so quickly forget,' Trump tweeted Tuesday evening. 'Right now they would be down 8 seats without my backing them in the last Election. RINO John Thune, 'Mitch's boy', should just let it play...
    MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace gave Chris Christie a brutal dressing down Tuesday, a marked change from the time she opined that women were “wildly attracted” to people like Christie. On Tuesday’s edition of Deadline: White House, Wallace confronted the former New Jersey governor over his failure to push back on President Donald Trump, a moment that went viral and earned Wallace praise. What a difference (checks notes) seven years make. In 2013, when the then-guv was considered a hot prospect for the 2016 presidential race, Wallace sang a different tune during an August Morning Joe segment. Just weeks before the lane closures that would result in the “Bridgegate” scandal, Joe Scarborough referenced a poll that showed Christie riding high in the polls against Democratic gubernatorial challenger Barbara Buono. “The new Quinnipiac poll that just came out this morning has Chris Christie up 58 to 30%, and among women there is...
    A Staten Island bar was closed down and the defiant owner led away in cuffs Tuesday night after he said his business was an 'autonomous zone' and refused to stop indoor dining despite multiple warnings from authorities.  Mac's Public House on Lincoln Avenue was slapped with several violations for ignoring local and state coronavirus restrictions when officers from New York City Sheriff's Department descended on the business Tuesday night.   Co-owner of the bar Danny Presti was arrested and his attorney Lou Gelormino said he was issued three summonses, while customers protested outside in a show of support for the local business.  Under New York law, indoor dining is banned on Staten Island as it is classed as an orange zone. Daily coronavirus cases have reached their highest level since April in the borough and last week Governor Andrew Cuomo opened a field hospital there amid fears the healthcare system could...
    New details have emerged suggesting the strange steel monolith that vanished shortly after its discovery in Utah was taken by a group of self-described environmentalists.  The 12-foot-tall object, which appeared near Salt Lake City, was reportedly broken down and removed on Friday by four men, according to Colorado photographer Ross Bernards. PHALLIC LANDMARK STATUE IN GERMANY MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARS The 34-year-old, who posted photos and details on Facebook, recalled that the group crated away what was left of the monolith in a wheelbarrow, saying, "Leave no trace" and, "This is why you don’t leave trash in the desert." The monolith had reportedly been placed on public land in red rock country without permission, though the San Juan County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press Wednesday that it was not planning on investigating.  Its disappearance, however, is another matter. "The theft — that is what we are looking into," San Juan County Sheriff Jason Torgerson clarified in a Tuesday interview with...
    (CNN)Massachusetts police have arrested a man who told two hikers who weren't wearing masks he had Covid-19 and spat at them several times.Hale Powell, 71, was charged with assault and battery and false threat of a biological agent, Ashburnham Police said in a statement. Powell is accused of spitting on two hikers who were not wearing masks last week at the Hudson Overlook on the Midstate Trail in Ashburnham, calling them selfish and "completely irresponsible."Face masks or cloth coverings are required in all public places in Massachusetts, indoors and outdoors, even if people are able to maintain six feet of social distancing, according to a revised November 6 order from Gov. Charlie Baker.Powell pleaded not guilty to the charges in Winchendon District Court on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Worcester County District Attorney's office. CNN has reached out to Powell and his attorney, Robert Normandin, for comment. Read...
    David Alandete FOLLOW Washington Correspondent Updated: 11/18/2020 03:27 AM Save Donald Trump fired the director of the US government’s cybersecurity agency on Tuesday because a week ago he endorsed the integrity and legitimacy of the November 3 elections, against the president’s criteria. In a message on Twitter, Trump said that Christopher Krebs he was wrong to defend that the elections were safe, and therefore he was struck down in a final way. The truth is that Krebs expected the dismissal. Despite the persistent allegations of fraud by the president, the Executive Committee of the Council for the Coordination of Electoral Infrastructure, which depends on the Ministry of National Security, issued a statement last week in which it said that “there is no evidence that any voting systems there deleted or lost votes, has changed votes or has been manipulated in any way. That same...
    Walter Wallace Jr.'s parents, Walter Wallace Sr. and Cathy Wallace, giving a Tuesday night press conference at their home. WPVI Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot dead by two Philadelphia police officers Monday afternoon, as he walked toward them while holding a knife. His parents held a press conference Tuesday, saying the police were aware their son was having a mental-health crisis, and that officers had been called to his house three times on Monday. Wallace's mother, Cathy, said that during one of their visits, the officers "stood there and laughed at us," according to the Associated Press. On the final call, Wallace's brother had called for an ambulance, but police officers were sent to the scene instead, the family's attorney said.  Wallace was the father of nine children, and expecting a tenth when he died. His wife, whom he married earlier this month, was due to be...
    The Star Tribune’s Briana Bierschbach writes: “Four months before Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate Adam Weeks died in September, sending the pivotal Second Congressional District race into a legal tailspin, he told a close friend that he had been recruited by Republicans to draw votes away from Democrats. In a May 20 voicemail message provided to the Star Tribune, Weeks told a longtime friend that Republicans in the Second District approached him two weeks before the filing deadline to run for Congress in the hopes he’d ‘pull votes away’ from incumbent DFL Rep. Angie Craig and give an advantage to the ‘other guy,’ Tyler Kistner, the Republican-endorsed candidate.” Related: The Associated Press reports, “A Minnesota Republican candidate’s bid to delay voting in his congressional race to February due to the death of a third-party candidate was rejected Tuesday at the Supreme Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who handles emergency requests from the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – If you like to see cool events happening in the night sky then we have something extra special for you this week that you can see with the naked eye. Tuesday night the planet Mars will come into opposition with Earth for the first time since July 27, 2018. Opposition simply means Earth is in between the sun and Mars. As the red planet rises in the east Tuesday the sun will be setting on the western horizon. Mars will be highest in the sky around midnight and it will be setting in the west as the sun rises on the eastern horizon Wednesday. Adding to the visibility of Mars’ opposition will be the fact that the moon is in the new phase so there isn’t much moonlight to hamper the show. Experts say Mars will be a fiery red and wonderful sight all night long...
    Eric Trump has been mercilessly mocked on Twitter after he mistakenly claimed to be 'part of' the LGBT community.  The president's son made the slip during a Fox & Friends appearance on Tuesday, where he was asked about a lesbian New Yorker who supports his father's re-election campaign.  'I'm telling you, I see it every day, the LGBT community, they are incredible and you should see how they've come out in full force for my father every single day,' he said.  'I'm part of that community and we love the man and thank you for protecting our neighborhoods and thank you for protecting our cities.' Eric was quick to explain his comment after the interview started circulating on social media, insisting that he was simply trying to paraphrase what LGBT supporters have said about his father. Scroll down for video  Eric Trump was mercilessly mocked on Twitter after he...
    These are the healthiest US communities in 2020 Walmart Just Recalled This Popular Deli Item Airbus, the worlds biggest plane maker, said it might cut more jobs on top of the 15,000 redundancies it announced in July © Reuters Airbus' CEO Guillaume Faury Reuters Airbus' CEO Guillaume Faury warned that the plane manufacturer could cut more jobs because of dwindling passenger numbers during the pandemic. Airbus announced 15,000 job cuts in July across Europe, including many voluntary redundancies. Faury said Tuesday that more job losses might be needed. "No one can guarantee there won't be compulsory redundancies if we're to adapt to the situation, especially if it evolves further," Faury said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Airbus, the world's largest plane maker, could cut even more jobs on top of the 15,000 redundancies it announced in July, its CEO Guillaume Faury said Tuesday. Load Error...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A former U.S. soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to slay a Georgia nurse in a bid to lift a spell he believed she put on him is the first of two more inmates the federal government is preparing to put to death this week. William Emmett LeCroy, 50, on Tuesday would be the sixth federal inmate executed by lethal injection this year at the U.S. prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Another is scheduled for Thursday of Christopher Vialva, who would be the first African-American on federal death row to be executed this year. LeCroy is white, as were four of the five inmates executed earlier. The fifth was a Navajo. Critics say President Donald Trump’s resumption of federal executions this year after a 17-year hiatus is a cynical bid to help him claim the mantel of law-and-order candidate leading up to Election Day. Supporters say...
    Donald Trump lied, obfuscated, and refused to answer questions from undecided voters at an ABC News town hall in Pennsylvania. Donald Trump was peppered with questions on Tuesday night from a series of undecided voters in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania. In the hourlong event, Trump lied about his record, refused to take responsibility for the problems the country faces under his watch, and often ignored the questions the voters asked him altogether, resulting in a bumbling performance. Here are the seven most ridiculous comments Trump made during the town hall event Tuesday night, which was hosted by ABC News. Trump questioned why Joe Biden didn't implement a mask mandate Loading...
    CBS HQ AM template: For September 16 50 Black actors who made entertainment history Nikola Slumps as U.S. Justice Department Said to Make Inquiries (Bloomberg) -- Nikola Corp. fell in New York premarket trading Wednesday after the Financial Times reported the U.S. Department of Justice has joined inquiries into claims against the truckmaker in a short seller’s report. © Bloomberg Signage is displayed outside Nikola Corp. headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Nikola Corp. shares fell as much as 10.4%, resuming its decline as investors reacted to word of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into allegations it deceived investors about its prospects. Nikola slumped 7.4% to $30.40 at 4:20 a.m. New York time, erasing Monday’s rebound that followed the company’s detailed rebuttal to a Sept. 10 report from Hindenburg Research. Load Error Bloomberg reported Monday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman who survived an explosion that leveled three Baltimore row homes said she smelled gas before hearing a “loud boom” on Monday morning. Anita Moore told The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday that “everything else was a daze” after that. The 55-year-old’s account of smelling gas supports statements by authorities that the event was caused by a natural gas explosion. But Baltimore Gas and Electric said it’s still trying to determine the cause. The utility said in a statement late Tuesday that “no leaks were found” in the gas main or service pipes that brought gas to the row homes. BGE said earlier Tuesday that it was providing information to investigators regarding “the flows of gas and electricity on customer-owned equipment.” In the meantime, the city continues to grapple with an explosion that claimed two lives and sent seven people to hospitals, including five in critical condition....
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman who survived an explosion that leveled three Baltimore row homes said she smelled gas before hearing a “loud boom” on Monday morning. Anita Moore told The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday that “everything else was a daze” after that. The 55-year-old's account of smelling gas supports statements by authorities that the event was caused by a natural gas explosion. But Baltimore Gas and Electric said it's still trying to determine the cause. The utility said in a statement late Tuesday that “no leaks were found” in the gas main or service pipes that brought gas to the row homes. BGE said earlier Tuesday that it was providing information to investigators regarding “the flows of gas and electricity on customer-owned equipment.” In the meantime, the city continues to grapple with an explosion that claimed two lives and sent seven people to hospitals, including five in critical condition....
    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say they've arrested an aging, serial bank robber who resurfaced after apparently being silent for four years. The Washington Post reports that police in Montgomery County arrested James Clyde Wersick, 71, on Tuesday after authorities said he robbed a PNC branch in Potomac. Police said that Wersick robbed a string of banks between 2012 and 2016 and took more than $50,000. He faces 16 felony counts. His attorney during a bail review, Selena Alonzo, said that Wersick is a master electrician whose work had been drying up because of the coronavirus pandemic. She added that he suffers from chronic diabetes and colitis. Detectives said that Wersick told them in an interview that he was hungry and had bills to pay. Police also said that Wersick sometimes pointed his gun at bank employees and implied that he knew where they lived and could hurt...
    HOUSTON, TEXAS - JULY 28: Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers has words with Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros as he walks towards the dugout at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Both benches would empty after Kelly had thrown high inside pitches at Correa, Bregman and Guriel in the sixth inning. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Dusty Baker revealed exactly what Joe Kelly said to really fire up Carlos Correa If you’re a Houston Astros hater, Joe Kelly might be your new favorite baseball player of all time right now. On Tuesday night, the Dodgers reliever won over the internet after he sat down Carlos Correa late in the game, and had some choice words for him. Kelly was even seen making faces at the Houston slugger. Shortly after, both benches cleared and we nearly had our first major brawl of...
    KODIE Dutcher was found dead near a highway in Wisconsin just hours after an Amber Alert was issued for her. The 10-year-old's death has since prompted many to question who her parents are, as they have not been named and did not attend their daughter's Tuesday vigil. 5 Authorities believed the 10-year-old 'ingested some medications' and was suicidalCredit: Facebook Who was Kodie Dutcher? An Amber Alert was issued Monday night after Kodie Dutcher, 10, vanished in Wisconsin. Kodie, a 4-foot-nine-inch tall girl from Wisconsin, was later found dead near a highway in Wisconsin. The grim discovery came hours after an Amber Alert was issued for Kodie, 10, who cops said "may have taken an unknown amount of pills." The young girl had blue eyes, blonde hair, and weighed approximately 110 pounds. Before she was found, police said she may have been wearing overalls and urged anyone with information on Kodie's whereabouts...
    THE armed homeowners who were caught on video brandishing guns in their front yard after protesters broke into their gates community broke their silence about the incident. St. Louis resident Mark McCloskey, 63, defended his and his wife’s actions saying that the confrontation with protesters “had nothing to do with race.” 5 Mark McCloskey broke his silence Tuesday evening and explained how the confrontation with protesters 'had nothing to do with race'Credit: Fox McCloskey explained, on Tucker Carlson Tonight Tuesday evening, how the couple felt their lives were in danger once they saw the sea of protesters had broken into their gated community. “My wife and I were preparing to have dinner, maybe 70 feet from the gate,” recalled McCloskey. As the crowd moved closer toward their home, McCloskey explained that he had a sudden realization that he and his wife could soon fall victim to the violence and rioting...
    100 inventions that changed America Mount Rainier: Body of missing man found Stocks look to cap best quarterly performance in decades Stocks were little changed Tuesday as Wall Street wrapped up its best quarterly performance in decades. Load Error Shares of Wells Fargo ticked 1.4% lower after the bank said Monday it would likely slash its dividend in the third quarter to comply with the Federal Reserve stress test. Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs said their dividends would stay the same. Stocks that would benefit from the economy reopening were also under pressure. Wynn Resorts slid 1.6% and United Airlines dropped 1.1%. Delta Air Lines traded 1.1% lower. Those losses were capped in part by a 5.3% jump in Micron following the company’s better-than-expected earnings report. Micron gave strong forward revenue guidance. Shares of Lululemon gained 4% on news it will acquire...
    (CNN)Seventeen US states have hit the pause and rewind buttons on their reopening plans, as coronavirus cases continue to rise across much of the country, with a weekly decrease confirmed in only four states. Fourth of July celebrations this weekend definitely won't be the same, and officials in several cities and states are urging Americans to remain vigilant in their social distancing — they don't want a repeat of Memorial Day, when crowds flouted the rules, flocking to beaches and parks for barbecues in warm weather. California has rolled back reopening plans, as Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday put 72% of the state's population on a coronavirus "watch list." In Los Angeles, officials are trying to build capacity at hospitals that are almost maxed out, with fewer than 850 beds left."This is becoming an increasingly dangerous time," LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said, warning the next two weeks would be critical....
    ATLANTA (AP) — One person was fatally shot and four others were wounded during a drive-by shooting Tuesday morning in Atlanta, police said. Atlanta police said a 23-year-old man was shot Tuesday morning and was rushed to the hospital, where he later died, news outlets reported. Police Lt. Pete Malecki said five men were standing in front of a building in Midtown Atlanta around 1 a.m. when a dark colored Dodge Charger or Challenger opened fire at the men. Malecki said the car fled the scene. The four surviving men drove themselves to the emergency room of the Atlanta Medical Center. One of the men was in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Georgia
    “Non-essential” businesses, which reopened in mid-June in England, will have to close again from Tuesday and schools from Thursday. The British government announced on Monday that it will tighten containment in Leicester due to an outbreak of new coronavirus in this city in central England, the first to receive local restrictions. “Non-essential” businesses, which reopened in mid-June in England, will have to close again from Tuesday, and schools by Thursday, said Health Minister Matt Hancock in the House of Commons. He said the measures would be reassessed in two weeks.
    VIDEO1:1101:11Lululemon acquires in-home fitness company 'Mirror'Closing Bell U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading ahead of the last trading day of a volatile month for stocks on Tuesday.  Dow futures fell 16 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 were set to open higher, with gains of 0.14% and 0.34%, respectively. Shares of Wells Fargo ticked nearly 2% lower in after hours trading after the bank said it would likely slash its dividend in the third quarter to comply with the Federal Reserve stress test. Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs said their dividends would stay the same.  Shares of chip stock Micron jumped 5% in after hours trading on Monday following its better-than-expected earnings report. Micron gave strong forward revenue guidance. Shares of Lululemon also gained nearly 4% in extended trading on news it will acquire at-home fitness company Mirror for $500 million.  Zoom In IconArrows pointing...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House officials will brief a number of Democratic lawmakers on reports that Russian military intelligence offered militants bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a Democratic congressional aide said on Monday. The aide to Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said the briefing would be held at the White House on Tuesday at 8 a.m. (1200 GMT). (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Lisa Lambert) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will on Tuesday submit licensing paperwork to the state atomic agency to expand its sole nuclear power plant and fast-track the first phase of its construction, the earth works at the reactor site, the government said on Monday. Hungary is planning to double the capacity of its 2-gigawatt Paks nuclear power plant with two Russian-made VVER reactors. The project, awarded in 2014 without a tender to Russian state nuclear giant Rosatom, is often cited as a sign of the exceptionally warm ties between Hungarian premier Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a connection that has unnerved Western allies. Budapest has requested and received European Union approval for the fast-track process which will allow it to start construction at the site in January 2021, Minister Janos Suli, who is in charge of the expansion, told parliament. In response to a question from an opposition lawmaker, he...
    Patrick Svitek June 25, 2020 10:30AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune. With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home as much as possible and for the first time moved to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions that had been eased under his reopening plan. "We want to make sure that everyone reinforces the best safe practices of wearing a mask, hand sanitization, maintaining safe distance, but importantly, because the spread is so rampant right now, there's never a reason for you to have to leave your home," Abbott said during an early-afternoon interview with KBTX-TV in Bryan. "Unless you do need to go out, the safest place for you is at your home." : Within hours, Abbott made two announcements to alter the reopening process. He scaled back a previous statewide...
    By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - As election results trickled in from New York showing he was leading 31-year veteran Democratic Representative Eliot Engel, Jamaal Bowman told supporters he was part of a movement to deconstruct a system that is "literally killing us." "Eliot Engel...used to say that he was a thorn in the side of (President) Donald Trump," Bowman, a Black school principal running in his first political campaign, said on Tuesday night. "But you know what Donald Trump is more afraid of than anything else? A Black man with power." On Wednesday, Bowman held a commanding 27-point lead over Engel with absentee ballots still pending in Tuesday's election in the New York district covering the northern Bronx and nearby suburbs. From New York to Virginia to Kentucky, Tuesday's elections showed voters are favoring a new generation of minority candidates amid a national reckoning on racism after the death of...
    Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida teen is accused of setting fire to a home that killed one person on Tuesday, authorities said. The teen was taken into custody and charged with arson and murder, a Collier County Sheriff's arrest report said. The home was already engulfed in flames when deputies arrived on Tuesday, the Naples Daily News reported. Investigators found one body inside. A medical examiner determined the injuries were consistent with a fire, the arrest report said. The name of the victim hasn't been released. A surveillance video from a Circle K gas station showed the teen buying a gas can and gasoline. When deputies spoke to the teen, they could smell gasoline on him, the report said. Tuesday and could smell a strong odor of gasoline on him. He agreed to speak with deputies and was taken into custody. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All...
    A Wisconsin sheriff reportedly said the downtown Madison area was not safe Wednesday after a turbulent few days that included violent protesters vandalizing buildings, toppling statues and attacking a state senator. Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said his agency stands ready to deploy additional resources to assist in handling any new protests. More than one hundred demonstrators gathered in Madison again on Wednesday night, according to Madison's WMTV. The recent violence prompted Gov. Tony Evers to activate the National Guard. Both Evers and Mahoney have been criticized for their early responses to these protests. Mahoney defended his department's response to the violent outbreak Tuesday and said that by the time his deputies assembled the violence had mostly ceased, WKOW reported. City officials said the earlier firebombing of the City County Building had disrupted a 911 response center, which temporarily prevented incoming 911 calls. "That is not the behavior that advances reforms in our country," Mahoney said. He said he supported most of the protesters' message against...
    The head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Stephen Hahn, told a congressional committe Tuesday that only “data and science” will determine when a vaccine for the coronavirus is ready — distancing the agency from the White House’s push for treatment. “Let me be clear that data and science will dictate when we will have safe and effective treatments and vaccines for COVID-19,” Hahn said Tuesday, during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s repsonse to the coronavirus. Several agency heads, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), have voiced concern over pushing out a treatment for COVID-19 too quickly. Fauci said Tuesday he “flinched a little” when he heard the title of the federal vaccine development project, Operation Warp Speed. Fauci also said in an interview with McClatchy last week that “there...
    A group of people were arrested on Staten Island while hauling a load of fireworks and three dead alligators, cops said Wednesday. The NYC Sheriff’s Office said that 10 individuals were charged in connection with multiple counts of unlawfully dealing with dangerous fireworks and unlawfully transporting 3 alligator carcasses. “We are not making that up,” the sheriff’s office tweeted , in an apparent reference to the dead alligators. The bust was the result of a fireworks trafficking investigation, they added. The arrest came amid a spate of fireworks debacles as the explosives have wreaked havoc across the five boroughs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier on Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy was struck by a firework that flew through the window of his Bronx apartment. On Tuesday, fireworks sparked a blaze at a Bronx apartment building when it landed on the roof. Mayor de Blasio said on Tuesday that the city...
    By Julia Love MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - When a major earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, panic swept through the coastal city of Juchitan as residents feared that much of what they had struggled to rebuild after a devastating 2017 temblor would return to rubble. Tuesday's 7.4-magnitude quake near the Pacific coast killed at least seven people and injured more than 20, rocking remote mountain villages. It was felt as far away as Mexico City but reverberated with special resonance in humid Juchitan. When the ground began to tremble, school teacher Eunice Pineda ran into the middle of the street with her mother. Their home emerged largely unscathed from the 2017 earthquake, which damaged historic buildings and killed dozens of people in the city. But on Tuesday morning, the ground was shaking so violently that Pineda feared the building would crumble and covered her mother's eyes, she told Reuters. "'Don't look!'"...
    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) activated the National Guard Wednesday to protect state buildings amid unrest in Wisconsin's capital of Madison on Wednesday.  “The protests in Madison last night resulted in serious injury to bystanders as well as significant damage to state property,” Evers said in a Wednesday statement. “The Wisconsin National Guard will serve in a limited authorization meant to make sure people can exercise their First Amendment rights while ensuring the safety of members of the public and state buildings and infrastructure.” Demonstrators on Tuesday night toppled two statues outside of the state’s Capitol, one depicting the fictional "Lady Forward" and another targeting anti-slavery activist Hans Christian Heg. Photos showed the Heg statue removed from its base and dumped in a nearby body of water. State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D) said that he was assaulted by protesters and “kicked in the head” Tuesday night as he filmed demonstrators...
    Wisconsin protesters toppled statues, vandalized buildings and are accused of assaulting a Democratic state senator on video at the State Capitol Tuesday night after daylong protests turned violent. Both Gov. Tony Evers and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway condemned the violence and destruction Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the protest group issued a list of demands. PROTESTERS ATTACK STATE SENATOR IN CHAOTIC NIGHT AT CAPITOL: REPORT The violence began after a group of 200 to 300 protesters marched through downtown Madison, initially blocking intersections and obstructing driveways, Madison Police Department said in an incident report. The situation escalated when the group reached the State Capitol grounds. Statues of Lady Forward, and Col. Hans Christian Heg, who fought and died during the Civil War on the Union side, were torn down and removed from the grounds. Both statues were later recovered, a city official told the Wisconsin State Journal, noting that protesters had removed the leg...
    NEW YORK -- A deluge of yet-to-be-counted absentee ballots in New York this year means voters will have to wait until July to find out who won many primary elections Tuesday for the state legislature, Congress and other offices.The mostly unsatisfying end to primary day came after a pandemic-era campaign season in which in-person politicking was curtailed, polling places consolidated, and all voters were encouraged to cast their ballots by mail, rather than risk getting exposed to the coronavirus at a polling location.Nearly 1.8 million people requested absentee ballots. They had until Tuesday to mail them. Counting of those votes won't begin until at least July 1, and could last several days or even weeks.Voters who braved the polls in person reported scattered problems with incomplete ballots, and as polls closed at 9 p.m. there were reports of exceedingly long lines in suburbs north of New York City.Numerous social media...
    New Covid-19 cases in the US have risen to their highest level in two months, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the outbreak. On Tuesday the US reported 34,700 new cases. Only two days - 9 and 24 April with 36,400 cases - have seen higher numbers, according to AP news agency. States including Arizona, California, Mississippi, Nevada and Texas had record numbers of new cases, AP said. Health officials say the coming weeks will be crucial to stem the outbreaks. On Tuesday America's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci told lawmakers there was "a disturbing surge of infection" and "increased community spread" in many southern and western states. Is the US testing more people than anywhere else? Is the pandemic getting worse in the US? The people battling America's worst coronavirus outbreak "A couple of days ago there were 30,000 new infections" in a...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY LISA RICHWINE Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth in incidents in West Hollywood from 2014 to 2019, the Los Angeles County district attorney said on Tuesday. Jeremy, 67, is among the biggest names in the pornography industry, having appeared in more than 2,000 adult films starting in the 1970s. Prosecutors said Jeremy, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, forcibly raped a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood in May 2014, according to a statement from Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. They also alleged he sexually assaulted two women, aged 33 and 46, on separate occasions at a West Hollywood bar in 2017, and forcibly raped one of them. In a fourth incident, prosecutors said Jeremy...
    Protesters outside the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison smashed windows at the statehouse, tore down statues, and beat up Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter who was observing them overnight Tuesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. What are the details?Carpenter, 60, told the Washington Post the violence "has got to stop before someone gets killed. Sad thing I'm on their side for peaceful demonstrations — am a Gay Progressive Dem Senator served 36 years in the legislature." Tim Carpenter (Image source: Wisconsin State Senate website) He also posted video on Twitter showing protesters charging at him — after which WKOW-TV staffer Lance Vesser tweeted that Carpenter said he was assaulted and then collapsed: Carpenter said video he was recording "got me assaulted & beat up. Punched/kicked in the head, neck, ribs. Maybe concussion, socked in left eye is little blurry, sore neck & ribs. 8-10 people attacked me. Innocent people are...
    Washington (CNN)The DC National Guard will provide unarmed guard members to assist with additional security for monuments in Washington, DC, the National Guard Bureau said Wednesday."The District of Columbia National Guard is responding to a request to support law enforcement officials and has dispatched unarmed personnel, with others on stand-by, National Guard spokesman Major Robert Perino said in a statement to CNN. "Activated Guardsmen are expected to provide security for local monuments and critical infrastructure."A defense official says Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy signed the memo Tuesday authorizing the activation of the DC National Guard forces, after the National Park Police made a request for the assistance. The official strongly emphasized that no Guard forces have yet been sent onto the streets and so far have all stayed inside their barracks. There are currently about 100 troops in the immediate Washington, DC, area. The activation could grow to 400 in total...
    After two unsuccessful first days, the investigators resumed excavation operations Wednesday morning in an attempt to find the body of Estelle Mouzin in the Ardennes, at the Château du Sautou, former Fourniret property already excavated the previous day, journalists from ‘.. The gendarmes and the soldiers arrived between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the outskirts of this huge estate located in the town of Donchery, . journalists who were kept at a distance in the neighboring town of Vrigne-aux-Bois noted. A first day of excavations on this 15 hectare property took place on Tuesday, without the investigators finding, according to the lawyers, the slightest trace of Estelle Mouzin disappeared in 2003. “We cannot say that progress has been made”, but “there have been closed doors, (…) places that we can set aside today” and “there is still much to do” , Didier Seban, one of the lawyers for the...
    VIDEO2:3502:35The key level to watch in AbbVie after upgrade: Market analystTrading Nation This health-care name could be headed higher. So say analysts at Atlantic Equities, who upgraded shares of biopharmaceutical company AbbVie on Tuesday to outperform from market perform, saying the company's tie-up with Allergan and overall growth potential render it "well positioned ahead of the U.S. election." AbbVie shares closed at $97.31 on Tuesday, up less than one-tenth of 1%. The stock is up nearly 10% year to date, outperforming the S&P 500 health sector's roughly 1% loss and the broader S&P's 3% decline over the same time frame. While government policy does matter for AbbVie and the rest of the highly regulated health-care sector, this bull case "is actually very specific" to AbbVie, Gina Sanchez, founder and CEO of Chantico Global, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. "They have a tremendous ability to potentially expand the uses of existing...
    The three family members found dead in the backyard pool of their recently purchased New Jersey home drowned, local officials said Tuesday. Authorities had been investigating if Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law, Nisha Patel, and her 8-year-old daughter had been electrocuted in the above-ground pool in East Brunswick, but ruled that out Tuesday afternoon. The three lived in the house on Clearview Road, which the family bought in April for $451,000, according to public records.NEW JERSEY POOL TRAGEDY: 3 DEAD, INCLUDING 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL, FOUND DEAD IN POOL Neighbors on the leafy suburban street recalled hearing screaming from the backyard Monday. “We believe the mother was screaming from inside the pool [area] for help,” police spokesman Frank Sutter said at a press conference. A next-door neighbor — who said she did not hear any of the initial commotion — said on Tuesday that cops initially came to her door thinking the...
    Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez easily beat off her challenger in the New York primary Tuesday with more than 70 percent of the vote.  Ocasio-Cortez, the 30-year-old progressive firebrand better known as AOC, ran far ahead of former CNBC television anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, 53, in New York’s 14th District.   Caruso-Cabrera had campaigned as a more moderate replacement to the democratic socialist lawmaker.   Ocasio-Cortez used the win to hit out at those who claimed her 2018 defeat of former New York congressman Joe Crowley was an 'accident' or a 'fluke'.   Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, pictured took an easy victory in New York's 14 district primary on Tuesday. She is now favored to be elected in November AOC's Democratic primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, 53, pictured, a former CNBC television anchor, campaigned as a moderate alternative to the freshman lawmaker Ocasio-Cortez took her success Tuesday as an opportunity to criticize those who had...
    Top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the severity of outbreaks in several states will be determined in the next few weeks. “Right now, the next couple of weeks are going to be critical in our ability to address those surges that we're seeing in Florida, in Texas, in Arizona, and in other states," Fauci said in a testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "They're not the only ones that are having difficulty.” As for the medium term, Fauci testified that he is “cautiously optimistic” that a vaccine for the coronavirus will be ready by early 2021. He also said that President Trump never instructed him or members of the administration tasked with responding to the coronavirus to slow down testing, an issue that arose after Trump said during a Saturday rally that he instructed his administration to slow down testing...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stark warning on Tuesday to businesses that defy the state’s coronavirus-related guidelines as confirmed cases have risen throughout recent weeks. During a news conference in Orlando, DeSantis threatened to revoke business licenses from bars and restaurants that operate in violation of social distancing guidelines. Restaurants and pubs have been able to operate at 50 percent indoor capacity with appropriate social distancing, but DeSantis said some establishments have been hosting “big parties.” “If you go in and it’s just mayhem, like ‘Dance Party USA’ and it’s packed to the rafters, that’s just cut-and-dry and that’s not just an innocent mistake,” DeSantis said. DeSantis said there would be “no tolerance” for that type of activity and he has told officials to “just suspend the license,” giving Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears the nickname “the grim reaper” for business licenses. PARTS OF FLORIDA SEEING PEOPLE...
    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army investigators are suspecting foul play in the disappearance of a Texas soldier who has been missing for two months, a congresswoman confirmed Tuesday. Pfc. Vanessa Guillen's disappearance is being treated as a criminal investigation after she went missing April 22, U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia said Tuesday at a news conference with the solider's family. “We don’t want just attention. We want action. We want answers,” Garcia said Tuesday. “We’ve got to remember that this is a family that is hurting.” Garcia, a Democrat representing Texas’s 29th congressional district, and Guillen's family met with Army leaders to discuss the investigation into the disappearance of the 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier. During the meeting, family members told Army officials that Guillen told them she’d been sexually harassed by her superiors. But Guillen didn't report the harassment because she was afraid of retaliation, said Natalie Khawam, the family’s...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health officials in a San Francisco Bay Area county that was among the most aggressive in the nation in shutting down its economy to slow the spread of the coronavirus are warning of “worrisome” growing infections as California on Tuesday reported its highest daily infection rate to date and hospitalizations from the virus increase. The state Department of Public Health recorded more than 5,000 new cases Tuesday, putting the total number of positive cases at more than 183,000. The state has seen more than 5,500 deaths related to COVID-19. The record-setting numbers and warnings come as more businesses reopen statewide, spurred by antsy residents weary over stay-at-home and social distancing orders. San Francisco, which was part of the Bay Area’s strict order in mid-March, plans to allow outdoor bars, nail and hair salons and tattoo shops to open next week. Health officers say they...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A young woman is dead after being shot in the Washington Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. The 19-year-old woman was on the street in the 300 block of East 56th Street when a known assailant came up and fired shots, police said. The woman was struck once in the back and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said. No one was in custody Tuesday evening. Area One detectives were investigating.
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/ Report for America As Mississippi saw its highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases Tuesday, the state health officer said he is not “remotely surprised” and expressed concern for the future. The announcement came as the Mississippi Senate is working to limit lawsuits by customers who say they were exposed to COVID-19 at businesses or medical offices. “We’ve been seeing this trend evolving over weeks," Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday evening. " As people have tried to embrace normal, but unsafe normal, it is permitting the virus to spread. We’re really going to end up paying the price for it.” The Mississippi Department of Health reported 611 new cases and 11 deaths Tuesday. Dobbs said the uptick is driven by community transmission of the virus from younger, asymptomatic people to their older relatives. “If you drive around and...
    SAN ANTONIO – On Tuesday, 311 new COVID-19 were added to Bexar County’s tally, the total number to 7,467. Three new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 100. All three patients who died were in their 70s, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. San Antonio’s increase mirrors an alarming trend seen across Texas. On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott said the state confirmed 5,000 new cases, the most ever recorded in a single day. Texas hits 5,000 new virus cases in one day for first time, Abbott says Hospitalization numbers continued to rise on Tuesday. Nirenberg said 518 patients were hospitalized, up from 446 on Monday. Of those patients, 146 are in the intensive care unit and 79 are on a ventilator. “It’s the most significant increase we’ve had in one day in terms of ventilators,” Nirenberg said. Bexar County officials have tried to slow the spread of infection...
    Police on Tuesday were investigating the third shooting incident near a neighborhood protest zone in Seattle that has been occupied since a police station was largely abandoned after clashes with demonstrators over a week ago. Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday the city would move to wind down the protest zone following the shootings that have distracted from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters opposing racial inequity and police brutality. The latest shooting occurred early Tuesday and left a man in his 30s wounded in the Capitol Hill neighborhood east of downtown. His injuries were not life-threatening. Lorenzo Anderson, 19, was killed Saturday and the condition of a 33-year-old man shot around the same time was upgraded Monday to satisfactory. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm Sunday night near the area. He was treated at a hospital and released. Police said the latest victim refused to provide any...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Advocacy groups are calling for extended voting time in Kentucky, citing long lines in one of the state's largest cities. The ACLU of Kentucky, the state's NAACP chapter and other groups sent a letter to the state's Board of Elections requesting a one-hour extension in counties that have had long lines. Polls in the state's eastern time zone close at 6 p.m. Lexington's lone polling sites had long lines at some points on Tuesday, but voting in Louisville's only voting site had not seen similar delays. “These long wait times have the potential to discourage voters from exercising their right to vote,” said the letter addressed to state Board of Elections executive director Jared Dearing and general counsel Taylor Brown. Kentucky's Secretary of State, Michael Adams said despite some delays, Kentucky has been "a national success story.” “Look at the turnout,” Adams told reporters at the...
    BETHEL, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said they are investigating a fatal multi-vehicle crash in the western part of the state that happened on Tuesday. The crash involved a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles that collided near a Route 2 intersection in Bethel, police said. WCSH-TV reports that the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department confirmed a fatality. The crash happened around noon. Police had yet to release more details about the crash on Tuesday evening. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Maine
    Coronavirus — AUSTIN, Texas – Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time, another troubling milestone when the largest U.S. pediatric hospital begins receiving adult patients for make stretcher space in Houston. The announcement comes days after Texas eclipsed 4,000 new cases for the first time last weekend. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, told lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that “the next two weeks will be critical” in Texas and other states that are trying to reduce an alarming increase in new cases. “There are still many people in the state of Texas who think that the spread of COVID-19 is not a challenge,” Abbott told Bryan’s KBTX television station. “The coronavirus is serious. It is spreading. “ It did not offer an exact number of new positive cases or...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday warned that bars would be getting visits from inspectors with the state licensing office — “the grim reaper here” — and, after a warning, those not following social distancing and other guidelines meant to stop the virus’ spread would lose their liquor licenses. “The guidelines are in place for a reason. We want environments that aren’t going to be a huge risk of transmissions,” DeSantis said at a news conference at a hospital in Orlando. “If you go in, and it’s Dance Party USA, dancing up to the rafters, that’s not cut-and-dry. There’s no tolerance for that.” Download The New CBS4 News App Here Florida had 103,503 cases on Tuesday, a daily jump of 3,286 cases. Florida also reported 3,238 deaths, an increase of 64 from the previous day. The newly announced cases ranged from the top federal...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time, Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday. Another sign of trouble: the largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. begins taking adult patients to free up bed space in Houston. The announcement comes days after Texas eclipsed 4,000 new cases for the first time just last weekend. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday “the next couple weeks are going to be critical” in Texas and other states that are trying to curtail an alarming spike in new cases. “There remain a lot of people in the state of Texas who think that the spread of COVID-19 is not a challenge,” Abbott told Bryan television station KBTX. “The coronavirus is serious. It’s spreading.” He did not offer an exact number of new positive cases or...
    SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police sergeant was stabbed in the back in the lobby of the police station while interviewing man about some alleged threats, prosecutors said Tuesday. Southborough Sgt. James Deluca was taken to a Worcester hospital after he was injured just before 10 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. Deluca was released early Tuesday, according to the statement. The knife penetrated the sergeant’s protective vest, which likely prevented more serious injury, the district attorney said. Deluca was interviewing a man, later identified as Stuart Angus, 35, when he called for a mental health clinician to evaluate the man. The clinician recommended evaluation at a hospital. While Deluca was taking an inventory of Angus' belongings, he was stabbed with a folding knife, the district attorney said. Angus fled but was quickly apprehended. He was arraigned remotely Tuesday on an assault...
    PHOENIX (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder in the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk, a Phoenix Department spokeswoman said Tuesday. Tony Blunk, 25, remained at the scene and called 911 late Monday night to report the shooting, saying he shot the worker after the worker threw a brick at him during an argument in the parking lot of the business, Sgt. Maggie Cox said in a statement. Blunk was taken to police headquarters to be interviewed and the was arrested and jailed after detectives developed probable cause, Cox said. Online court records didn't indicate whether Blunk had an attorney who could comment on Blunk's behalf. The dead man's identity wasn't released. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Arizona
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time, another troubling milestone as the largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. begins taking adult patients to free up bed space in Houston. The announcement comes days after Texas eclipsed 4,000 new cases for the first time just last weekend. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that “the next couple weeks are going to be critical” in Texas and other states that are trying to curtail an alarming spike in new cases. “There remain a lot of people in the state of Texas who think that the spread of COVID-19 is not a challenge,” Abbott told Bryan television station KBTX. “The coronavirus is serious. It’s spreading.” He did not offer an exact number...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A big crowd descended on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s headquarters Tuesday to argue for and against the funding of the district’s school force. The Los Angeles School Police Department is the largest independent law enforcement catering to a school district in the country. Last year, it responded to more than 100,000 calls last year, which included threats of mass shootings, robberies, sexual assaults and burglaries. But after the death of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests, and increasing calls to reroute police funding to mental health and social services, the district’s teachers union and Black Lives Matter activists are calling on the district to do follow suit. And they have support on the Board of Education — boardmember Monica Garcia has proposed cutting the school budget by 90% by 2024. It’s one of three proposals that will be up for discussion at Tuesday’s meeting. Superintendent Austin...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Teachers Union is fighting against staffing cuts at some charter schools. Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, educators will speak on a video call about proposed cuts at Chicago Quest, Wrightwood and Ellison. CTU said Chicago International Charter School management is considering cutting over 15% of its unionized workforce. The union said it will describe the meeting its members had with management at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Mayor Francis Suarez handed out 50,000 donated masks in Allapattah on Tuesday morning, hours after announcing masks will be required in public spaces. The masks were distributed near Northwest 17th Avenue and Northwest 36th Street in a zip code Mayor Suarez said had a high increase of COVID-19 cases. Mayor Suarez first handed out packs of masks to families waiting in line before heading into nearby businesses. “There’s a lot of elderly people here, there’s a lot of young people here, there’s a lot of immigrants here that need the support and the education so that they stay safe,” said Fabian Martinez with the non-profit group, ‘Esquina de la Abuela’. Martinez helped distribute masks alongside the mayor on Tuesday. Mayor Suarez along with several other mayors in cities across Miami-Dade County announced a mandatory mask in public order on Monday following a recent increase...
    BATH, Maine (AP) — Shipbuilders striking against Bath Iron Works are ready to resume contract negotiations once there's an invitation from the company, union officials said Tuesday, the second day of a walkout. The next move is up to the Navy shipbuilder, said Tim Suitter, spokesman for Machinists Union Local S6, which represents 4,300 production workers. “We're ready. We're eager to get back to negotiations,” he said Tuesday. A message was left Tuesday with the company. The company’s final three-year contract proposal would have given production workers a 3% raise each year. But the shipbuilders’ union objected to the hiring of subcontractors and more than a dozen changes it considered to be concessions. The vote by Machinists Union Local S6 was 87% in favor of a strike, and workers left their jobs Monday. The last strike, in 2000, lasted 55 days. Company officials said the shipyard was already six months...
    A Long Island podiatrist has been charged with forcibly touching one of his patients. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:15 a.m. in the village of Muttontown in the town of Oyster, Nassau County Police said. According to detectives, Mark Gresser, 62, of Mount Sinai, while acting in his capacity as a podiatrist, forcibly touched a 42-year-old female patient.  The incident occurred at the NY College of Health Professionals located at 6801 West Jericho Turnpike, police said. After an investigation, Gresser was arrested without incident on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:15 a.m. Gresser has been charged with two counts of forcible touching. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Mineola. Detectives request anyone who may have been a victim of a similar incident contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
    A Long Island podiatrist has been charged with forcibly touching one of his patients. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:15 a.m. in the village of Muttontown in the town of Oyster, Nassau County Police said. According to detectives, Mark Gresser, 62, of Mount Sinai, while acting in his capacity as a podiatrist, forcibly touched a 42-year-old female patient.  The incident occurred at the NY College of Health Professionals located at 6801 West Jericho Turnpike, police said. After an investigation, Gresser was arrested without incident on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:15 a.m. Gresser has been charged with two counts of forcible touching. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Mineola. Detectives request anyone who may have been a victim of a similar incident contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Thermal imaging cameras which can detect fevers in arriving and departing passengers will go live at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday morning. (L.A. World Airports) The cameras, which will be located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, are designed to identify people with body temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. They will be located at two locations: at the main entrance to the departure level of Tom Bradley and inside the terminal, near “select international arrivals,” L.A. World Airports said in a news release. The cameras are part of a voluntary program, the LAX Wellness Pilot Project, meaning passengers can choose to opt out of having their temperature taken and use a different pathway to move through, LAWA said. Those who do take part and test for a fever will then undergo a second test with a handheld non-contact thermometer, LAWA reports. Departing fliers will...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russians soaked up the sun on boat cruises on the river Moskva on Tuesday for the first time in three months after authorities lifted many of the city's last remaining restrictions aimed at halting the novel coronavirus. Officials in the city of 12.7 million, the epicentre of Russia's outbreak, say new infections have been falling from a peak in May and stood at just over 1,000 on Tuesday. Russia's national case load, the world's third highest, is nearly 600,000. The city, which began rapidly relaxing an array of lockdown restrictions earlier this month, on Tuesday allowed restaurants, cafes, libraries, playgrounds and gyms to open properly and for river cruises to resume. Moscow's mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, said late on Monday that life in the capital had already largely returned to its normal rhythm, but warned that some restrictions remained in force including a ban on mass public events...
    Okinawa residents prayed for peace and remembered lost loved ones Tuesday as they marked the 75th anniversary of the end of one of WWII's deadliest battles, the Battle of Okinawa. At the ceremony held on the Japanese island to honor the more than 200,000 who died in the fighting near the war's end, Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki said accounts of the tragedy must be remembered accurately and handed down to younger generations. A man cries as he visits "Cornerstone of Peace" monument walls on which the names of all those who lost their lives, both civilians and military of all nationalities in the Battle of Okinawa are engraved, at the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman, Okinawa, Japan, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Kyodo News via AP) “We must gather our wisdom and push forward to achieve nuclear weapons ban, war renouncement, and lasting peace,” Tamaki said. ON SAD ANNIVERSARY,...
    By Kate Abnett June 23 (Reuters) – Germany will use its upcoming stint as leader of European Union talks to steer the bloc towards a climate-friendly economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s environment minister said on Tuesday. “We always have to keep the big picture in mind. Europe wants to become the first greenhouse gas-neutral continent by 2050. This is the most crucial thing that we can do for future generations,” Svenja Schulze said on Tuesday ahead of a meeting of EU environment ministers. Germany takes over the rotating EU presidency on July 1 and will chair meetings of EU ministers until the end of the year. The climate apex of Germany’s EU presidency was intended to be an EU-China summit in Leipzig in September, where the EU hoped to coax the world’s biggest emitter into raising its emissions-cutting ambitions ahead of a crucial U.N. climate summit in...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With only one polling place designated for Louisville on Tuesday, voters who didn’t cast mail-in ballots or show up early could face long lines in Kentucky’s primary election, the latest to unfold in a pandemic that has triggered unprecedented election disruptions across the country. The outcome of a competitive Democratic U.S. Senate primary could hang in the balance if Election Day turnout is hampered in Louisville — the hometown of Charles Booker, who has mounted a strong late challenge against presumed frontrunner Amy McGrath. “If Charles Booker barely loses, I think the integrity of that election is in question,” Republican state Rep. Jason Nemes said Monday. The winner of the primary will go against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who isn’t expected to see a serious GOP primary challenge, in November. The state’s Republican secretary of state, Michael Adams, said he’s “cautiously optimistic” that long lines...
    Michelle Caruso-Cabrera called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a "temperamental princess" for having reporters and audience members clear the room before she entered a congressional debate this week. "At tonight's Parkchester Times debate, in behavior more appropriate for a temperamental princess than an elected Member of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded that reporters and audience members leave the room before she took the stage," Caruso-Cabrera said Wednesday in a Facebook post. Caruso-Cabrera is a former TV journalist who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary Tuesday for New York's 14th congressional district. AOC RAISES $10.5 MILLION AHEAD OF HEATED JUNE 23 PRIMARY Caruso-Cabrera posted photos of people standing outside the venue and then a video purporting to show the journalists being ordered out at AOC's request. "Like a petulant child, AOC refused to take the stage until all of these individuals were removed from the room. What kind of representative does that?" Caruso-Cabera said....
    Hundreds of unemployed residents in Kentucky lined up outside the Capitol Annex in Frankfurt on Wednesday to speak with someone in-person about their unemployment status, with lines lasting up to eight hours. The first person arrived at 5:20 a.m. and hundreds more formed a massive line straddling a sparsely shaded fence wall for a chance to speak to someone about reviving stalled claims for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Kentucky State Police capped the line at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, as residents prepared for a long day of waiting, bringing items including lawn chairs and books. The state police said it will be an 8 hour wait from the back of the line to speak to a state employee about unemployment. pic.twitter.com/plGONcpS6n— Daniel Desrochers (@drdesrochers) June 17, 2020 After a protest was formed Tuesday by residents who had yet to have their unemployment claims...
    Reuters June 17, 2020 0 Comments New York, once the U.S. epicenter of coronavirus infections, now has the country’s lowest rate of virus spread as the state’s death toll and number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continue to decline, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. “We once again have demonstrated that we’ve gone from the worst infection rate in the country to the best infection rate in the county,” Cuomo said at his daily briefing. Fewer than 1% of some 60,000 New York residents tested on Tuesday were positive for the virus, he said. The number of people entering hospitals in the state with COVID-19 dropped to 1,479 on Tuesday, the lowest level since March 20, while the number of deaths fell to 17, the lowest number since the outbreak began, he said. (Reporting by Peter Szekely, Editing by Franklin Paul and Tom Brown)
    (CNN)The mother of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was shot and killed while running in Georgia earlier this year, said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's executive order on policing doesn't go far enough and would not have influenced her son's case."I didn't think that order addresses anything that concerns Ahmaud's case at all," Wanda Cooper-Jones told CNN's Don Lemon on "CNN Tonight."Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that creates a federal database of police officers with a history of using excessive force, enacts some reforms to train police and modestly reduces the use of excessive force.Arbery was killed in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23. Former police officer Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, who are white, were arrested May 7 for the shooting death of Arbery and face state charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., the man who recorded the fatal shooting of Arbery,...
    A 14-year-old girl died and another girl was injured when gunfire rang out during a party in San Bernardino over the weekend, officials said Tuesday, June 16. Elizabeth Martinez, 14, of San Bernardino, was attending a family gathering at a residence on the 1600 block of West Porter Street when she was shot at about 10:56 p.m. Saturday, June 13, San Bernardino Police Department Sgt. John Echevarria said. She was taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. A second gunshot victim, a girl, was also hospitalized, Echeverria said. She was in recovery as of Tuesday, and was reported to be stable. Further details regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately released. No arrests were immediately announced and a detailed description of any possible suspect was not available as of Tuesday evening. Authorities asked anyone with information that might aid investigators to call SBPD Detective W....
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, the Central American leader said late Tuesday in a television message. Hernández said that over the weekend he began feeling some discomfort and on Tuesday received the test results. He said it was part of the risk that comes with the job. With his responsibilities, he said, he could not stay at home constantly. Hernández said his symptoms are light and that he’s already starting to feel better. He said he had started what he called the “MAIZ treatment,” which stands for microdacyn, azithromycin, ivermectin and zinc. He said his wife is asymptomatic and two other people who work with them are also infected. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Pioneer Press’ Josh Verges writes: “The St. Paul school board will decide next week whether to continue placing police officers at seven of its high schools. School district administrators are recommending the continuation of the school resource officer program despite a flurry of opposition following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Superintendent Joe Gothard said school district officials recently have received over 1,000 emails on the subject, most of which urged them to end the program. High school principals, however, think the officers should stay, he said.” In the Star Tribune, Stephen Montemoyer writes: “Federal authorities on Tuesday charged a 23-year-old Brainerd-area man in connection with burning down the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building amid rioting over the May 25 police killing of George Floyd. Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, made his first appearance in federal court in Colorado, two days after being arrested...
    By JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets declined Wednesday after Wall Street gained on hopes for a global economic recovery and Japan’s exports sank. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul retreated. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500 index rose for a third day, gaining 1.9% after U.S. retail spending was stronger than expected. Also Tuesday, the Federal Reserve promised to keep its policy ultra-loose to support business activity. Global stock markets have regained most of this year’s losses as investors look ahead to a rebound from the coronavirus pandemic despite rising infections in the United States, Brazil and some other major countries. Analysts warn the gains might be too big and too fast to be justified by the uncertain economic outlook. U.S. retail figures showing an 18% gain over the previous month are encouraging but still $50 billion below what might have been...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s threat to rein in the free-speech rights of the city’s police unions is little more than “bluster” and is “legally baseless,” experts on the First Amendment said Tuesday. “The mayor is not constitutionally allowed to control the content of anyone’s speech unless it’s likely to lead to imminent unlawful action,” said George Freeman, executive director of the Media Law Resource Center. “It was more bluster than anything else,” he said. “His threat seems totally empty.” Manhattan civil rights lawyer Eric Sanders also dismissed de Blasio’s threat, which the mayor made in response to unfounded assertions that three cops who were sickened by tainted milkshakes had been intentionally poisoned. “What he is saying is legally baseless,” Sanders said. Sanders, an ex-NYPD cop, also said the unions had the “absolute right to express their personal opinions on behalf of their membership, irrespective of whether the mayor, the police...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that President Trump’s executive order Tuesday falls short of adequately addressing “racial injustice and police brutality” one day after she called a chokehold a lynching. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Pelosi was asked if it would be a deal breaker should GOP lawmakers not outright ban chokeholds in their upcoming legislation on police reform.  In response Pelosi said, “I can’t imagine they wouldn’t have a ban on chokeholds, let’s get reasonable.” “[A] chokehold is a lynching, it’s a strangulation, it’s a lynching,” Pelosi said Monday night. PELOSI RENEWS GUN CONTROL PUSH ON ANNIVERSARY OF PULSE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING In an executive order Tuesday, President Trump instructed the Justice Department to grant funds to police departments certified under “credentialing bodies,” which will enforce standards set by the attorney general. Under the new Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, chokeholds are prohibited except in life-threatening...
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — After nearly three months of mandatory stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 in El Salvador, the most locked down country in Latin America slowly began opening Tuesday. That meant that 28-year-old auto mechanic Antonio Perdomo could go back to work on the outskirts of the capital. President Nayib Bukele finally relented after repeated decisions by the constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court found his mandatory quarantine orders unconstitutional. El Salvador’s reopening will be gradually extending into August. Taxis and ride-sharing Uber drivers began circulating Tuesday, potential business for the young mechanic. With mask and hand sanitizer, Perdomo was the first to show up Tuesday morning for work. He had come last week to ask when he needed to arrive. “We’re ready,” he said. “They’ve given us all of the instructions to take precautions, but not all of the workers are arriving.” ...
    The US Marshals Service in Colorado has arrested a man sought in the May 28 arson fire that gutted a Minneapolis police precinct amid protests over the death of George Floyd, according to reports. Dylan Robinson, 22, was picked up in Breckenridge, Colorado on Sunday and is facing federal arson charges, the Marshals Service said on Twitter. Robinson, who was busted in the parking lot of a local recreation center, is due to appear in federal court in Denver on Tuesday, Fox affiliate KDVR-TV reported. He is the second suspect charged in the Third Precinct fire that forced police to abandoned the stationhouse, three days after Floyd’s police custody death in Minneapolis sparked worldwide protests and weeks of clashes between demonstrators and police. Branden Wolfe, 23, was arrested by federal prosecutors in Minnesota on June 3 and charged with arson for rolling a burning barrel into the precinct. Wolfe was...
    Donald Trump said Monday that he will present 'solutions' in a police reform executive order he will unveil on Tuesday, as reports reveal it will address systemic racism rooted in law enforcement. 'The main thing important to us is to address the public's concern about aggressive policing, but not tie the hands of officers in the field keeping communities safe,' a White House official told DailyMail.com. Trump told reporters during a roundtable on 'Fighting for America's Seniors' that he would 'save' revealing all the details of the executive order for a Rose Garden event on Tuesday where he will be joined by Attorney General Bill Barr. 'We're going to have some solutions,' he said, adding: 'We need some great people in our police department.' 'We will do better, even better,' Trump said. 'And we're going to try and do it fast. So we're going to have a meeting tomorrow, we're...
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will sign an executive order on police reform and hold a news conference on Tuesday, after several weeks of nationwide protests sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. In comments to reporters, Trump also said the shooting by police of a black man in Atlanta was a terrible situation and very disturbing. An Atlanta police officer was fired and the police chief resigned after the killing of Rayshard Brooks on Friday night. No details on Trump’s executive order on police reform have been released. Democrats and Republicans in Congress are working on separate proposals on the issue. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; writing by Eric Beech; editing by Chris Reese and Jonathan Oatis)
    (CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday to establish a national certification system for law enforcement agencies and a database to better track excessive uses of force by police officers nationwide, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.The executive order is still being finalized, but the key provisions in the current draft of the executive order include modest directives with broad-based support intended to encourage higher standards among police departments while leaving the prospect of more significant police reform to Congress.A source briefed on the text of the order said it is relatively muted when it comes to sweeping police reforms that have been discussed by members of both parties recently. The order mainly leans on lawmakers to do the heavy lifting, as the President has privately expressed caution about alienating police officers by going too far.Trump has yet to comprehensively address issues of...
    Greg Glassman officially resigned Tuesday as CEO of CrossFit Tuesday after facing criticism for making statements regarding George Floyd and the coronavirus that some criticized as racist. Glassman said his comments about Floyd “created a rift in the CrossFit community and unintentionally hurt many of its members,” according to a statement announcing his departure Tuesday. Floyd died in police custody after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes, prompting businesses to condemn racism during protests. (RELATED: Trump Considering Executive Order On Race And Policing, White House Confirms) “Those who know me know that my sole issue is the chronic disease epidemic. I know that CrossFit is the solution to this epidemic and that CrossFit HQ and its staff serve as the stewards of CrossFit affiliates worldwide. I cannot let my behavior stand in the way of HQ’s or affiliates’ missions. They are too important...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal were moving out of the Midwest on Wednesday and into Canada, with gusty winds and heavy rain leaving behind flooding in Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa. High winds brought down trees and left thousands without power in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Nebraska. In rural Iroquois County, south of Chicago, a brief tornado was reported late Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. No injuries were reported. In western Michigan, Hopkins Village President Terry Weik was taking down flower baskets from his porch Tuesday when the tree in front of his home started to fall toward him, WOOD-TV reported. “The tree lifted up, it twisted, and it came at me so quick,” Weik said. It punched through the home’s roof, but no one was hurt. The weather service issued a gale warning through Wednesday evening on Lake Michigan because of the possibility...
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