After a tumultuous weekend of protests across America over the death of George Floyd , police departments nationwide reported multiple arrests . On Monday morning, President Trump made an allegation against his presumptive challenger in November on those people behind bars. "Biden's people are so Radical Left that they are working to...
Celebrities including Jamie Foxx, John Cusack and Machine Gun Kelly take to the streets to condemn killings of black people at the hands of police; Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies; Queen Elizabeth II was seen in public on Sunday for the first time since the U.K's lockdown was introduced. (June 1)
A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19
Protests Over Police Killings Erupt Across US Fury was in the streets as protestors demanded justice after police murdered George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis. Protests and riots took place beyond Minnesota, with demonstrations hitting 17 cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta and more. Peaceful protests turned violent as the day went on, as stores were looted and police cars were set ablaze. Police tear-gassed protestors, drove vehicles through crowds and shot non-lethal rounds at journalists. According to AP, police have arrested nearly 1,400 people in 17 U.S. cities since protests began on Thursday. George Floyd was killed after police officer Derrick Chauvin put his knee on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes. Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder.
Several NHL players are asking people to stand together for change and not turn on each other. According to Reuters, clashes between police and protesters are erupting all over the U.S. during protests. People took to the streets after a video of a white policeman killing a black man by kneeling on him was released. Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler said: “We need to stand with the black community and fundamentally change how the leadership in this country has dealt with racism.” Evander Kane from the San Jose Sharks said more white NHL players need to speak out on racial justice.
The NFL commissioner vowed over the weekend to work on the "systemic issues" driving people to demonstrate over George Floyd's death and that of other black Americans, but it didn't go over too well. In a statement posted Saturday, Roger Goodell offered his condolences to the Floyd family and also...
Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.
Democratic lawmakers are raising questions about the federal Bureau of Prisons’ release of high-profile inmates and are calling for widespread testing of inmates as the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in the federal prison system
Fired Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin is facing murder charges . But what about the other three officers present during the arrest of George Floyd? During an impromptu interview on CNN , Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo suggested they may be facing legal trouble, too, reports Forbes . "Silence and inaction—you’re complicit,” Arradondo...
Humans have made extraordinary advances in the field of robotics. These humanoids give a glimpse into how the line between humans and robots would likely be blurred in the future.
While the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the economy, it's brought business to one particular group: lawyers for whistleblowers, who've been coming forward in increasing numbers since the pandemic hit. Per an SEC spokesman, the agency received 4,000 or so whistleblower complaints from the middle of March through...
Officials in Minnesota say no protesters appear to have been hit after a semitrailer drove into a crowd demonstrating on a freeway near downtown Minneapolis. (June 1)
President Donald Trump said the government will label anti-fascist group Antifa a terrorist organization. According to Reuters, legal experts believe the action would be hard to execute. Several top officers, such as U.S. Attorney General William Barr, blame Antifa for fueling U.S. protests Barr called the “violence instigated” through the rioting “domestic terrorism.” ACLU National Security Project Director Hina Shamsi said: “Terrorism is an inherently political label, easily abused and misused.”
The U.K.’s meteorological service has confirmed what most people cooped up at home during the coronavirus lockdown may have guessed — May was the sunniest month on record
Barack Obama Issues Public Statement on George Floyd’s Death On May 29, former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to publicly address the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. In his statement, Obama expressed his “anguish” for the situation and connected it to the systemic racism faced by millions in the United States. Barack Obama, via Twitter Obama went on to say that institutions infected by “bigotry” and “unequal treatment” shouldn’t be normal in “2020 America.” Barack Obama, via Twitter He concluded by saying that although the investigation into Floyd’s death will largely be up to Minnesota officials, it’s up to everyone to work together and create a “new normal.” Barack Obama, via Twitter Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck, was arrested and charged with murder on Friday.
Killer Mike spoke out to the people protesting George Floyd’s death in Atlanta, Georgia. According to CNN, protests began peacefully but some protestors decided to become violent and vandalize stores. The rapper explained his father and cousins are Atlanta police officers. He said: "It is your duty to fortify your own house so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organization." Killer Mike then said people must vote this year and “hold mayoral offices accountable.”
A man was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Ky., early Monday after a night of violent protests there for George Floyd . WLKY reports the shooting took place around 12:15am, with the Louisville Metro Police Department saying that shots were fired at police officers first. LMPD Chief Steve...
New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to People Without Masks Governor Andrew Cuomo's new executive order gives establishment owners permission to issue bans. Andrew Cuomo, via Twitter Andrew Cuomo, via press briefing New York has been hit the hardest in the U.S. with over 360,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly all of the state has started reopening except for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says they will likely begin the process within weeks. According to Cuomo, not enough younger people are wearing masks in public areas. He partly attributes this to the early and inaccurate thought that COVID-19 poses less of a threat to young people. Coronavirus can infect people of all ages. Cuomo has often stressed that masks are critical for protecting and respecting other people.