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  • Who CARES about the unemployed? How COVID benefit bill died in the Senate news

    Democrats passed a bill extending them in May, but Republicans were unable to agree on their own legislation that would have extended the benefits while also cutting them.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:54:12 -0400
  • Homicides Spike in 50 Largest Cities across Nation news

    Homicides and gun violence have spiked in major cities around the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, spurred by an economic recession and unrest that arose from protests against police brutality.Across the nation’s 50 largest cities, homicides are up 24 percent this year, totaling 3,612 so far, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of police department data. In 36 of those cities, the homicide rate increased by double digits.Shootings have also surged, but other kinds of violent crime have declined, including robberies, which sank 11 percent across the 41 cities that provided such data.Chicago saw the largest jump in homicides, reporting more than 400 more homicides than last year, an increase of more than 50 percent. Philadelphia and New York City came in just behind the country's third-largest city, both tallying more than 200 more homicides this year. Along with Chicago, Austin and Fort Worth, Tx. saw the largest increase in murders.The staggering increase in violence comes after months of protests against police departments that have included calls to defund and dismantle departments in Minneapolis, where the police custody death of George Floyd sparked national outrage. Homicides in Minneapolis have nearly doubled, with 41 homicides compared to 21 by this time last year.Police and crime experts have attributed the spike in violence to a variety of factors, including a rise in gang violence, an economic recession caused by the shutdown of businesses, and the lack of activity during the pandemic by social institutions that historically help tamp down crime, such as churches and schools.Meanwhile, lockdown orders that have kept residents in their homes may help explain the decline in robberies and rapes, since burglars are less likely to target a home with residents inside, and fewer potential victims were on the streets, experts said. The rise in shootings and murders was particularly stark in disadvantaged neighborhoods rather than the sites of protests against racism and police brutality in many cities.The homicide rate in the nation's major cities is still a far cry from the crime levels of previous decades, such as in 1990, when New York City recorded a total of 2,262 murders.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:04:05 -0400
  • A pastor who told congregants not to be afraid of the coronavirus was hospitalized with COVID-19 news

    Charles Pope, a pastor in Washington, D.C., tested positive for COVID-19 after advising worshippers not to fear the virus.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:39:33 -0400
  • New Jersey governor retightens restrictions on indoor gatherings after COVID-19 surge news

    "We have to go back and tighten these restrictions once again until we begin to see the numbers of cases decrease." The restrictions will not apply to weddings, funerals and memorial services, and religious and political activities protected under the First Amendment, Murphy said. The rate of COVID-19 transmission has climbed to 1.48 in New Jersey, the governor said, compared with 0.87 about a month ago, while cases have also been on the rise.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:36:40 -0400
  • Biden urged not to debate Trump so president doesn't have another platform to 'lie' news

    Republican strategist Joseph Pinion and Democratic political analyst Kelly Hyman react.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:43:55 -0400
  • Arctic expedition cruise ship hit by Covid-19 outbreak news

    A Covid-19 outbreak has hit an Arctic cruise ship, forcing hundreds of passengers into quarantine. Thirty-six crew members of the ship, which is operated by the first firm to resume international cruises in the wake of the pandemic, have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said over the weekend. Arriving at the northern Norwegian port of Tromso from the archipelago of Svalbard, the crew of the MS Roald Amundsen was quarantined on board the ship on Friday after four staff members tested positive for the virus and were hospitalised. Of the 158 crew members on board, 36 are infected, Pal Jakobsen, media officer for the city of Tromso said, confirming a development that raises fears of a resurgence of cases in Norway. Some 400 passengers from two cruises to Svalbard in July now face going into quarantine, while over the weekend the company scrambled to contact 20 passengers they were not immediately able to reach. The ship's company Hurtigruten had earlier indicated 33 positive tests. The infected crew were all Filipino apart from three people from France, Norway and Germany.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:43:56 -0400
  • Jeffrey Epstein's homes in New York and Florida on market for £84m news

    Two homes owned by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein before his suicide in prison have gone on the market for a combined $110m (£84m).The billionaire child sex offender’s sprawling Manhattan townhouse is listed for $88m (£67m), while his waterfront estate in Palm Beach, Florida, has an asking price of $22m (£17m.)

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:53:10 -0400
  • After Missing for 9 Days, Teenager Found Safe Near Washington State Mountain Pass news

    Authorities located 18-year-old Gia Fuda just before they were about to start winding down their rescue efforts

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:37:33 -0400
  • Coronavirus updates: New tests measure amount of antibodies in blood; Louisiana ravaged twice by virus; cruise crews test positive news

    The FDA authorizes the first COVID-19 tests that analyze the amount of antibodies in the blood. Latest COVID-19 news Saturday.

    Sat, 01 Aug 2020 17:34:13 -0400
  • Obama targets Texas in first round of 2020 endorsements news

    Former President Barack Obama unveiled his first round of 2020 endorsements on Monday, and he's got his eyes on Texas, at least at the local level.Obama is endorsing 27 Democratic candidates in Texas, including 19 for the state House, where Democrats need to win nine seats to grab the majority. The focus seems to make sense for Obama, The New York Times notes, because Texas districts will be redrawn after the 2020 census, and Democrats want to gain a foothold before that happens. The former president has made it a priority to back candidates whom the National Democratic Redistricting Committee has labeled key to the redistricting process.He decided to stay out of Texas' Senate race between incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and his Democratic challenger MJ Hegar, however. Obama similarly avoided other key Senate races in Republican states, including Montana, Kentucky, and Georgia, where his public support may not provide a boost, or could even prove harmful.> What's missing? Some key red state Senate races, including MT, KY, GA and TX where it is less clear that Obama's public backing would be a benefit.> > — Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) August 3, 2020In races at the national level, Obama endorsed 52 Democratic House candidates and five for the Senate in battleground states, and he's set to announce a second wave of endorsements for states who have yet to hold their primaries. Read more at The New York Times.More stories from The most damning inside portrait of the Trump administration yet 5 brutally funny cartoons about Bill Barr’s brand of justice Why Democratic voters might stay home on Election Day

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:11:00 -0400
  • Nancy Pelosi Tears Into Dr. Birx: ‘I Don’t Have Confidence’ in Her news

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn’t mince words on Sunday morning, declaring that she has no “confidence” in White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, whom she blamed for President Donald Trump peddling coronavirus disinformation.Last week, during a closed-door meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Politico reported that the speaker tore into Birx. “Deborah Birx is the worst. Wow, what horrible hands you’re in,” she reportedly exclaimed.Pelosi also accused Birx of “spreading disinformation” while simultaneously praising top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci—who has found himself in Team Trump’s crosshairs of late—as a “hero.”Asked whether her reported comments were accurate, Pelosi doubled down on her Birx criticism during an appearance on ABC’s This Week.“I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee so, I don’t have confidence there, no,” the House leader huffed.At the end of a contentious CNN interview that included host Dana Bash pressing her on why the administration’s coronavirus response “failed so badly,” Birx was asked to react to Pelosi’s harsh remarks.“I have tremendous respect for the speaker,” Birx deflected. “And I have tremendous respect for her long dedication to the American people.”The White House coronavirus task force member then turned her attention to The New York Times, which recently published a deep-dive into the administration’s “failure” in containing the pandemic and reported that Birx was only giving good news to Trump.“And I think it was unfortunate that The New York Times wrote this article without speaking to me. I could have brought forth the data,” she complained, defending her record. “I provide data every single day with an analysis. The day that they are talking about that I was ‘Pollyannish.’”“It said there was improvement in the New York metro, but ongoing cases in Boston and Chicago, a new outbreak in Houston and full logarithmic spread, and new concerning outbreaks in Baltimore, New Haven, and Washington, D.C,” she continued. “This was not a Pollyannish view. I have never been called Pollyannish or non-scientific or non-data-driven. And I will stake my 40-year career on those fundamental principles of utilizing data to really implement better programs to save more lives.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 11:27:47 -0400
  • 8 dead and at least 19 wounded in weekend Chicago shootings

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    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:40:12 -0400
  • Bower Studios and West Elm Reprise a Partnership With This New Collection

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    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:30:13 -0400
  • Iran has been covering up its coronavirus death toll, according to BBC investigation which says the true figure is almost 3 times higher news

    Both coronavirus deaths and cases are significantly higher than Iran is publicly reporting, according to government figures seen by the BBC.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:34:08 -0400
  • Emeritus Pope Benedict, 93, 'extremely frail' after visiting dying brother news

    Former Pope Benedict XVI became seriously ill after visiting his sick brother in Germany in June and is "extremely frail", according to a report in the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper on Monday. Benedict, 93, is suffering from erysipelas of the face, a virus that causes a rash and episodes of severe pain, the newspaper reported, citing the former pontiff's biographer, Peter Seewald. "According to Seewald, the Pope emeritus is now extremely frail," the report said. "His thinking and his memory are quick, but his voice is hardly audible at the moment." Mr Seewald reportedly visited Benedict in Rome on Saturday to present him with his biography. "At the meeting the emeritus Pope, despite his illness, was optimistic and declared that if his strength increased again he would possibly take up his pen again," the paper said. Benedict visited his sick brother, Georg, in Germany in June, marking his first trip out of Italy since his shock resignation in 2013. Georg Ratzinger died two weeks later, aged 96.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 00:25:50 -0400
  • She got the virus. Then she was fired. Some sick workers left in cold by employers. news

    McDonald's and Marriott franchises are among hundreds of businesses that have illegally denied paid sick leave during the pandemic, records show.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:45:33 -0400
  • Russia says suspected mercenaries detained by Belarus were going to Latin America news

    A Russian diplomat said on Monday a group of more than 30 suspected Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus last week were only passing through Minsk and were on their way to an unnamed Latin American state. Belarusian authorities have said they suspect the men entered their country to plot "acts of terrorism" and destabilise it before an Aug. 9 presidential election. The Russian state says it does not use mercenaries.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:02:17 -0400
  • New York City has already had more shootings in 2020 than in the whole of 2019 news

    New York City has recorded more shootings so far in 2020 than the whole of last year, authorities have confirmed.There were 777 shootings between January and 2 August 2020, compared with 776 in 2019, according to figures compiled by the New York Post, and later confirmed by New York Police department (NYPD).

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:33:51 -0400
  • Guyana swears in Irfaan Ali as president after long stand-off news

    Five months after the election, opposition candidate Irfaan Ali is declared the winner and sworn in.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:39:52 -0400
  • Hydroxychloroquine not effective; time to 'move on:' White House coronavirus testing chief Giroir news

    "I think most physicians and prescribers are evidence-based and they're not influenced by whatever is on Twitter," Adm. Brett Giroir said.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:43:36 -0400
  • Verdict looms in killing of Lebanon ex-PM Hariri news

    A UN-backed tribunal will give its verdict Friday on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafic Hariri, but questions will remain over a long and costly trial whose suspects remain at large. Four alleged members of the Shiite Muslim fundamentalist group Hezbollah are on trial in absentia at the court in the Netherlands over the huge Beirut suicide bombing that killed Sunni billionaire Hariri and 21 other people. The judgment harks back to an event that changed the face of the Middle East, with Hariri's assassination triggering a wave of demonstrations that pushed Syrian forces out of Lebanon after 30 years.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:58:07 -0400
  • Around globe, women leaders rise to the pandemic challenge

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    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:13:30 -0400
  • These 43-square-foot pods were originally for travelers to take a nap at the airport, but now the company is selling them for $50,000 each news

    NapCity's pods are modular and customizable, starting at $50,000.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0400
  • South Africa's coronavirus case toll soars while Lagos continues phased reopening news

    South Africa has become the fifth nation to pass the grim milestone of half a million confirmed coronavirus cases, which account for more than 50 per cent of all Covid-19 infections on the continent of Africa. Zwelini Mkhezi, the health minister, announced a further 10,107 new cases on Saturday, meaning that the Rainbow Nation now only tails the USA, Brazil, Russia and India by number of infections, despite having a significantly smaller population. Despite the dizzying numbers, Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa, said he sees “promising signs” that the alarming growth of cases is stabilising and the health care system in his country is coping in most areas. In a letter to the nation on Sunday, Mr Ramaphosa said that despite the high number of confirmed cases, he sees some positive developments. Most notably, the daily increase in infections appears to be stabilizing in the provinces of the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape and Gauteng. Gauteng province has become the latest epicentre of the outbreak. Home to the capital, Pretoria, and the largest city, Johannesburg, Gauteng now has 35 per cent of the nation’s cases. Health experts warn that hospitals are struggling to cope and that the virus may not peak until late August or early September.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:48:53 -0400
  • Two sisters who hadn't seen each other in more than 50 years were reunited by coronavirus news

    One long-lost sister was being treated for her COVID-19 infection at a rehab center while the other worked as a medical aide.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:58:53 -0400
  • Boeing wins $265 million to build more special ops Chinook helos news

    The Army has minted another deal with Boeing for more special ops Chinooks.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:15:39 -0400
  • Kurt Knutsson breaks down best beer cooler tech news

    Kurt 'The CyberGuy' Knutsson joins 'Fox and Friends Weekend.'

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 11:00:22 -0400
  • This teen avenged her parents' murder. Or did she? The story that has electrified Afghans news

    “When I heard about her bravery, I just felt proud of her, that we have powerful women like her,” one Kabul resident said.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:30:00 -0400
  • Pelosi says she has no confidence in White House coronavirus adviser Birx news

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump. "I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee so, I don't have confidence there, no," Speaker Pelosi told ABC's "This Week" when asked if she has confidence in Birx. Birx, asked about Pelosi's comment during an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," said she had great respect for Pelosi and attributed the criticism to a New York Times article on the White House pandemic response that described Birx as having embraced overly optimistic assessments on the virus.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:41:43 -0400
  • Mexico crime: Mexican police seize alleged oil theft crime boss The Sledgehammer news

    "The Sledgehammer" is caught after releasing a bizarre, tearful video declaring war on security forces.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:54:11 -0400
  • Mysterious seeds sent from China to the US identified by the USDA news

    The mysterious seed packs from China that hundreds of Americans received in the mail have been identified, according to the US Department of Agriculture.Federal officials warned those who received the seeds not to plant them over fears that some may be invasive species and could destroy native plants and insects.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:11:05 -0400
  • Bill Gates: What Joe Biden should do on his first day in office to stop the coronavirus, if he is elected news

    "You really have to view the pandemic as a problem that you're willing to talk about," Bill Gates said.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:54:00 -0400
  • Letters to the Editor: The cult of Trump is starting to inflict casualties. Just ask Louie Gohmert news

    Rep. Louie Gohmert is remaining stridently anti-mask even after being diagnosed with COVID-19, because he things that's what Trump wants.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 06:00:55 -0400
  • Texas will now allow people taking the bar exam to bring their own menstrual products news

    The Texas Board of Law Examiners will allow test-takers to bring their own menstrual products after previously forbiding them over security concerns.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:19:09 -0400
  • An Indiana school reopened for students. There was a positive COVID-19 test on day one. news

    It was the first time students in Greenfield, Indiana, had been back in schools since the pandemic closed them in March.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:42:24 -0400
  • Spanish police launch investigation after DJ filmed spitting beer in to a crowd news

    Police have launched an investigation after a video emerged of a DJ spitting beer onto dancers at a beach club in a Spanish resort as the country battled to reduce a spike in coronavirus cases. Video film showed a man spraying the crowd with beer then offering some dancers drinks from the same bottle at the club in Torremolinos, a destination popular with British tourists near Malaga in southern Spain. Many people dancing do not appear to be wearing masks according to the images which were shared widely on social media. One member of the Spanish DJ duo called Les Castizos was said to be the person who spat the beer at the crowd during part of their act. Police said they were investigating the pair for alleged “behaviour which does not abide by the measures of protection and security against coronavirus”. Torremolinos council has closed the beach bar Kokun Ocean Club for 15 days after the video emerged.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:44:23 -0400
  • Portland police declare unlawful assembly during protest news

    The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon's largest city and threw bottles toward officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations — that for weeks ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers — have recently ended with chanting and conversations. Activists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night’s protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 00:57:46 -0400
  • Scientists and environmental groups 'alarmed' by huge rise in Amazon wildfires news

    “It’s a terrible sign,” said Ane Alencar, science director at Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM).

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:43:00 -0400
  • Lara Logan: 'Cancel culture' is a tactic of 'information warfare' news

    Fox Nation host Lara Logan reacts to former New York Times opinion editor saying her the ex-employer is living in fear of an online mob.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:53:19 -0400
  • Detective Recalls Gut-Wrenching Moment Doomsday Mom’s Kids Were Found news

    After nearly nine months of searching, investigators found 7-year-old J.J. Vallow—still clad in red pajamas and “tightly wrapped” in black plastic—in the backyard of doomsday author Chad Daybell’s Idaho home, a detective testified Monday. The little boy’s head, arms, and feet were bound in duct tape.Several feet away, authorities discovered “a mass of burnt flesh and charred bone” they later determined to be the remains of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, in a “pet cemetery” on Daybell’s property, said Ray Hermosillo, a detective with the Rexburg Police Department.Hermosillo described the gruesome finding on the first day of a two-day preliminary hearing in Fremont County Courthouse, where prosecutors will sketch out their case against Daybell, 52, who’s accused of hiding evidence when authorities began to investigate the disappearance of the two children of his second wife, Lori Vallow. The hearing comes nearly two months after authorities found the remains of Vallow’s children on Daybell’s Idaho property. Daybell and Vallow, who are members of a community of doomsday preppers and were married two weeks after Daybell was widowed, have not been charged in the deaths of the two children, whose bizarre missing-persons case has garnered national attention. Hermosillo described in graphic detail how authorities on June 9 found a small child’s body in a “shallow grave” near a tree that had “three large white flat rocks” placed “in a row” with “thin wood paneling” underneath.“As soon as we lifted the wood paneling out of the hole in Chad Daybell’s backyard, I could immediately smell the odor of a decomposing body,” Hermosillo said. Later, the detective said that investigators found the “burnt mass” in a melted green bucket near the remains of a dog and a cat.J.J.’s body was clad in a red pajama set and Sketcher socks. A white-and-blue blanket had been placed over him, the detective said, while duct tape tightly covered his head, arms, and feet. Hermosillo added a light plastic bag was also found on top of J.J.’s head.“His hands were folded about chest high. He had duct tape continuously wrapped from elbow, all the way around his arms over his hands, all the way to his right elbow—several layers, tightly wrapped,” Hermosillo said.“He had a ball of duct tape over where his hands would be,” Hermosillo added. “His wrists were also bound by another layer of duct tape. His ankles were also bound with duct tape.” Dressed in a white shirt and blue tie, Daybell sat quietly next to his attorney, John Prior, as Hermosillo answered questions from Madison County prosecutor Rob Wood. Family Says Bodies Found at Doomsday Home Are Missing KidsDaybell faces two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, and two felony counts of destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence. Vallow, whose preliminary trial is set for next week, is being held on child desertion and other charges. Kay and Larry Woodcock, J.J’s grandparents, were also present at the Monday hearing, telling reporters “it’s showtime” before walking past dozens of media outlets and several community members holding signs in support.J.J., 7, and Tylee, 17, had not been seen since September, although it wasn’t until relatives asked police to check on them in late November that they were registered as missing.Hermosillo testified on Monday that he first began an investigation into Vallow’s children on Nov. 26, 2019, after the autistic 7-year-old’s grandparents contacted police for a welfare check. Upon arrival, Hermosillo found Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, at the home—without J.J. or Vallow. Hermosillo said after Cox refused to cooperate with authorities, the detective found Daybell near a second apartment, and he insisted he didn’t really know Vallow, only meeting her a few times through her brother.“I again found it suspicious because I knew they were married two weeks prior to my contact with Mr. Daybell,” Hermosillo said. A few minutes later, Daybell gave up his wife’s phone number, telling the detective he didn’t initially provide it because “he felt like I was accusing him of something,” Hermosillo testified. The detectives ultimately searched three apartments rented to Vallow, Cox, and another family member, Melani Boudreaux. In one of the units, the detective said, police found a suitcase inscribed with J.J.’s name and a half-filled prescription bottle of pills for the 7-year-old. The other two units appeared to be empty. With Vallow and Daybell refusing to cooperate, Hermosillo said the investigation quickly expanded into a search for Tylee Ryan as well, after relatives said she had also gone missing. In January, after Vallow repeatedly lied about the kids’ whereabouts and then fled to Hawaii with her new husband, Hermosillo said the mother of two was served an order instructing her to return the two minors. He said there was no sign that J.J or Tylee were staying at the Hawaii home.Doomsday Stepdad Jailed After Human Remains Found on His PropertyVallow was eventually arrested in Hawaii after failing to produce her children. After tracking the cellphone movements of Lori’s brother, authorities were able to locate the children’s remains on Daybell’s property on June 9. Hermosillo said Daybell was arrested less than three hours after they found the bodies.The children’s disappearance brought scrutiny to the couple’s involvement in the prepper community—and to the deaths of Vallow’s and Daybell’s previous spouses.Last October, Daybell’s wife of 30 years, Tammy, died of unknown causes, after which the author of apocalyptic novels for a Mormon audience declined an autopsy—a move that raised eyebrows. He married Vallow weeks later. Vallow’s husband, Charles Vallow, was shot in July—supposedly by her brother Alex Cox, who said he fired in self-defense during a domestic dispute. Cox was not charged and later died of natural causes.Court Docs Reveal How Police Found Bodies of Doomsday Mom’s KidsCharles Vallow had written in divorce and custody petitions that Lori had become obsessed with doomsday visions and had threatened his life. He said she believed she was reincarnated to lead people during the second coming of Jesus Christ in July 2020 and said that if he got in the way of her saving humanity, she would kill him, NBC News reported.  Police have exhumed the body of Tammy Daybell, who was found dead at home. While her death was initially listed as “natural,” it has since been classified as suspicious; an autopsy report has not yet been released. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office in April took over an investigation into Daybell and Vallow in connection with Tammy's death. One court document in the case reveals potential charges could include conspiracy and murder, but no one has been charged.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:50:17 -0400
  • Hertz must offload almost 200,000 cars by the end of 2020 as part of its bankruptcy deal news

    After filing for bankruptcy in May, Hertz has until the end of this year to get rid of at least 182,521 leased cars.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:31:56 -0400
  • Trump news – live: President brags about cheering crowds in coronavirus-hit states amid fears he won't leave White House if he loses 2020 election news

    Donald Trump will not leave the White House “peacefully” following an election defeat in November, the Democratic House majority whip James Clyburn has predicted.That warning comes as Mr Trump's continued attacks against mail-ballots, which he claimed on Monday would make a Republican win in Nevada “impossible” after the state passed new legislation introducing mail-ballots for all residents.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:14:00 -0400
  • Shoprite: Africa's biggest supermarket considers pulling out of Nigeria news

    Shoprite is the latest high-profile South African retailer to struggle in the Nigerian market.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:45:52 -0400
  • 'No apparent social distancing': NYC river cruise stopped, arrests made over illegal party news

    Authorities shut down an illegal party on a New York City cruise ship over the weekend for multiple violations, including a lack of social distancing.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:34:39 -0400
  • China seeks to increase influence in South China Sea by reclassifying international shipping lanes news

    China has quietly changed how it identifies a vast stretch of international waters in a shipping regulation, indicating it as a “coastal” region, rather than “offshore,” as authorities seek to exert even greater control over the South China Sea. The amended regulation, first drafted in the 1970s, went into effect on Saturday, and establishes a “navigation area” from China’s Hainan island in the south, all the way down to the disputed Paracel Islands, which sit east of Vietnam’s coastline. The revision, however small, allows Beijing yet another avenue to justify its claims in the region. “The move is pretty consistent with the broader, general patterns of China seeking ‘creeping jurisdiction’ using domestic laws to assert its claims and extend control in the South China Sea,” said Collin Koh,a research fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. “With those domestic laws and regulations being implemented quietly without fanfare, the less likely it’ll attract undue external attention, so that over time a fair accompli is created - in other words, for Beijing to change facts on the ground.” The risk, in the long run, is that this area of ocean already flanked by Chinese military interests and installations, could turn a navigational zone to a “future security alert zone,” he said. The change comes as China has displayed increasing swagger in the South China Sea, where Beijing and a number of Southeast Asian countries all lay claim to the rocks, reefs and waters.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:31:08 -0400
  • Joe Biden's plan for universal preschool forgets key to children's success: Parents. news

    Preschool attendance is voluntary. That means only children with motivated, engaged parents attend preschool to begin with.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:01:18 -0400
  • Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal news

    A judge dismissed a legal challenge Monday preventing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, but immediately imposed another injunction in a different lawsuit. The new 90-day injunction bars the state from “removing, altering, or dismantling, in any way” the larger-than-life statue or its massive pedestal while the claims in a lawsuit filed by a group of Richmond property owners are litigated. Richmond Circuit Court Judge W. Reilly Marchant wrote that “the public interest does weigh in favor" of a temporary injunction.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:51:46 -0400
  • Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to become a hurricane again as it heads for the Carolinas news

    Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to become a hurricane again as it prepares to make landfall in South Carolina.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:10:00 -0400
  • A cartel war has transformed once-tranquil Guanajuato into one of Mexico's deadliest states news

    Homicides soar as two gangs battle it out in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 07:00:02 -0400
  • An Arizona congressman who tested positive for the coronavirus criticized Republican lawmakers for refusing to wear masks in the Capitol news

    Arizona Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday but is currently asymptomatic.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 06:35:00 -0400
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