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    Anthony Huber enjoyed skateboarding, so a group of his friends met at a skateboard park in Kenosha, Wis., on Wednesday night to remember him. “Go out there and skate as hard as you can,” Huber’s girlfriend, Hannah Gittings, had written on a crowdfunding page for Huber, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Messages scrawled around the park paid tribute to Huber,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican are proceeding with the third night of their national convention, but many Americans — particularly those in the path of Hurricane Laura — are focusing on more immediate concerns. Here are some key takeaways: CRISES DRAIN CONVENTION ATTENTION A political convention is the most scripted, tightly controllable of events, especially when it is mostly virtual and...
    The Washington Football Team canceled its Thursday practice at FedEx Field to “continue our open dialogue on the issues of racism and social injustice in our country,” head coach Ron Rivera announced Wednesday night. The decision came hours after several MLB, NBA, WNBA and MLS games were postponed Wednesday night following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha,...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Daryl Dike scored two goals in the second half and Orlando City SC beat Nashville SC 3-1 in the only game played in Major League Soccer on Wednesday night. It was the first of six games scheduled, but the last five were postponed when the MLS players boycotted in a protest over the police shooting...
    More than three hours after the Bucks were scheduled to start Game 5 of their first-round series against the Magic, Milwaukee players delivered a message demanding action and accountability following the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wis. Bucks guards Sterling Brown and George Hill read a team statement to media members outside the team’s locker room Wednesday night that...
    The sheriff of Kenosha, Wis., said Wednesday he rebuffed requests to deputize armed citizens amid protests and violence in the city following the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday. “I had a person call me and say why don't you deputize citizens who have guns to come out and patrol the city of Kenosha, and I’m like, ‘oh hell no,’”...
    By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans opened the third night of their convention with an aggressive defense of law enforcement, as the nation faced renewed tensions following the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin that has sparked three nights of protests in a state that could decide the fall election. The opening speakers seized...
    WASHINGTON -- Turbulent reality is clashing with the smooth, steady image Republicans are hoping to paint of President Donald Trump and his leadership on the third night of the GOP's convention.A potentially catastrophic hurricane is bearing down on the Gulf Coast, wildfires have ravaged huge areas of California, protests are growing in Wisconsin after the shooting of a Black man...
    The WNBA players' move to boycott Wednesday's slate comes after protests erupted around the country in light of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. ESPN 2 WNBA games scheduled for Wednesday night have been postponed. Players on the Washington Mystics could not bring themselves to play, and the other five teams scheduled to compete on Wednesday followed suit....
    Kenny Smith walked off the NBA on TNT set on Wednesday night in the wake of the league postponing its three playoff games scheduled for the same day. The postponements came on the heels of the Milwaukee Bucks boycotting their game against the Orlando Magic in response to Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, being shot by police...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A large group of demonstrators gathered in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon near the Hall of Justice. The group was protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin as well as the shooting of protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday night. Wednesday marked the third night of local protests in response to the Sunday evening shooting....
    Members of Puerto Rico's civil defense run as Hurricane Irma hits Fajardo, Puerto Rico, September 6, 2017. Alvin Baez/Reuters Hurricane Laura is set to make landfall at the Texas-Louisiana border on Thursday, bringing "unsurvivable" storm surge and "extreme winds." As a major or Category 4 storm, Laura will likely cause severe damage to coastal communities. Here are the...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS) — Kenosha police were under pressure Wednesday to stop the violence going on amid unrest in the city. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, new rules have been announced. The curfew has been set an hour earlier to 7 p.m. for Wednesday night to give police the advantage of daylight. Meanwhile, a barrier fence went up...
    (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence will step into the Republican National Convention's leading role Wednesday evening as the party looks to push President Donald Trump's pro-police "law and order" message on the same night sports stars make a historic protest against police brutality.Pence is expected to make the case that Joe Biden would lead the country in a dangerously liberal direction...
    By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Turbulent reality is clashing with the smooth, steady image Republicans are hoping to paint of President Donald Trump and his leadership on the third night of the GOP’s convention. A potentially catastrophic hurricane is bearing down on the Gulf Coast, wildfires have ravaged huge areas of California, protests are growing in...
    The teenager accused of killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, late Tuesday was part of a militia group that sought to be deputized by police — but was denied out of fear they would do something rash, authorities said Wednesday. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, who was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and is awaiting extradition from Illinois, was with...
    By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Turbulent reality is clashing with the smooth, steady image Republicans are hoping to paint of President Donald Trump and his leadership on the third night of the GOP’s convention. A potentially catastrophic hurricane is bearing down on the Gulf Coast, wildfires are ravaging huge areas of California, protests are growing in...
    Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)Mark Kauzlarich | Reuters WASHINGTON – The third night of the Republican National Convention is shaping up to be the most traditional convention night so far this week, with a half-dozen Republican elected officials slated to speak ahead of a keynote by Vice President Mike Pence that will highlight the Trump administration's successes.  It is also the second...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Shannon Wright, the GOP nominee for Baltimore mayor, will make an appearance at the Republican National Convention. She will recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of Wednesday night’s convention event, according to her campaign. “I will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance for tonight’s RNC Convention. What you do in the dark comes out in...
    By The Associated Press Unrest has gripped Kenosha for three nights after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot by police in the southeastern Wisconsin city. On Tuesday night, two people were killed in an apparent vigilante attack after protests in response to Sunday’s shooting, which lawyers say has left Blake paralyzed and unable to walk. Protesters, who have taken...
    The third night of the Republican National Convention will continue the celebration of America with the evening’s theme of “Land of Heroes.” The focus of the evening will place a heavy emphasis on military and law enforcement, according to campaign officials. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trump 2020 campaign manager Tim Murtaugh spoke about the ongoing riots, arson, and looting...
    A teenager suspected of shooting multiple people during the Kenosha riots was taken into custody in Lake County, Illinois, on Wednesday and faces charges of first-degree first-degree murder, according to court documents. The 17-year-old is expected to appear in court on Friday for an extradition hearing after police said two people were killed and at least one other person...
    A representative for Goya Foods says the company’s CEO Robert Unanue will not be speaking during the third evening of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh had told reporters on a phone call Wednesday that Unanue would be among those making an appearance during Wednesday’s program, which is themed “Land of Heroes.” However, Michael...
    The threat of NBA players boycotting playoff games isn’t going away. A day after the Raptors raised the possibility of not playing Thursday’s Game 1 against the Celtics to bring the focus back to racial and social justice, in the aftermath of Jacob Blake being shot by police in Wisconsin, Toronto coach Nick Nurse said Wednesday a boycott by...
    The threat of NBA players boycotting playoff games isn’t going away. A day after the Raptors raised the possibility of not playing Thursday’s Game 1 against the Celtics to bring the focus back to racial and social justice, in the aftermath of Jacob Blake being shot by police in Wisconsin, Toronto coach Nick Nurse said Wednesday a boycott by both...
    Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue will deliver remarks during the third evening of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told reporters Wednesday that Unanue would be among those making an appearance during Wednesday’s program, which is themed “Land of Heroes.” Unanue made headlines in July when complimentary remarks he made about President TrumpDonald John...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics and Raptors are supposed to tip off their second-round playoff series Thursday night in Orlando. That may not happen, as the two teams have discussed a potential boycott in light of the Jacob Blake shooting. Celtics guards Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart and Raptors players Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell all discussed possibly boycotting the...
    (CNN)After a second convention day full of unconventional moments -- including a presidential pardon, a naturalization ceremony and a sitting secretary of state mixing diplomacy and politics in a speech from Jerusalem -- day three of the Republican convention is set to focus the theme: "Land of Heroes." The night is expected to feature a military veteran, a civil rights...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Vice President Mike Pence will deliver his speech for the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry Wednesday night after the Maryland Republican Party received a special-use permit from the National Park Service to use the fort as a backdrop for his political address. In preparation for the event, a forklift damaged a brick walkway where Republicans were...
    The fact that Hillary Clinton urged Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to not concede defeat on the night of the Nov. 3 election, no matter the circumstances, is “eerie,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, said on Wednesday. Crenshaw, who will be addressing the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, also told “Fox & Friends” that Clinton’s warning to the former vice...
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Laura is expected to reach the Texas-Louisiana border as a major hurricane and is expected to intensify into a category 4 storm by Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., Luara was upgraded to a category 3 storm.The NOAA Hurricane Hunters reported that Laura became a hurricane on Tuesday, shortly after moving over the warm waters...
    Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention (RNC) will feature two of the longest-running figures in the Trump administration along with two of the newest faces in Congress, showcasing the diversity in age of some of the most fervent supporters of the president. Vice President Mike Pence will be the headliner of the night, accepting his vice-presidential nomination from Fort...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Laura is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane before landfall Wednesday night. At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the storm is located about 480 miles southeast of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Laura is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph, and this general motion should continue tonight. A turn toward the northwest is forecast by Wednesday, and a northwestward...
    NHC Hurricane Laura Hurricane Laura has recently grown to hurricane status and now some forecasters are predicting that the storm will be a major hurricane, possibly as high as Category 3, by the time it makes landfall somewhere between Louisiana and Texas. The National Hurricane Center is providing frequent updates about the storm’s movements. Here are details from...
    Nearly 23 million people tuned in to watch the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, beating ratings for the first and second nights. Nielsen Media Research reported that 22.8 million people watched the third night of the convention, which featured speakers from remote locations across the country over 10 networks. MSNBC drew the most viewers in...
    Fox Sports announced Thursday that it will not feature Thom Brennaman on its NFL game broadcasts after the play-by-play announcer was caught using a homophobic slur while broadcasting Wednesday night’s Cincinnati Reds game in Kansas City. “FOX Sports is extremely disappointed with Thom’s remarks during Wednesday’s Cincinnati Reds telecast,” Fox said in a statement (via Pro Football Talk). “The language used was abhorrent,...
    About 21 million people turned on their TVs Wednesday to see Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris make history as the first minority woman to accept a major party's vice-presidential nomination. But Nielsen Media Research's preliminary ratings for the 2020 Democratic National Convention fall short of those from the 2016 convention's third night. Four years ago, an estimated 24.4 million watched...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A helicopter pilot killed in a crash while fighting one of the hundreds of California wildfires was identified as an employee of an aviation company contracted by the state fire agency who leaves behind a wife and two daughters. Mike Fournier, 52, was identified by his grief-stricken family in Rancho Cucamonga, where the local fire department...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha police are investigating two separate homicides that happened within two hours of each other. Authorities said the first occurred about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. A 40-year-old Kenosha man was found at a residence with a fatal gunshot wound after a report of gunfire in the neighborhood. No suspect is in custody. In the second case, a...
    Two days after getting closer Aroldis Chapman back from the COVID-19 injury list the Yankees could be losing Zack Britton to the IL with a left hamstring problem. Britton grabbed the back of his left leg after giving up a run-scoring single to Willy Adames in the eighth inning of Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss to the Rays at Yankee Stadium....
    Two days after getting nearer Aroldis Chapman again from the COVID-19 damage record the Yankees may very well be shedding Zack Britton to the IL with a left hamstring drawback. Britton grabbed the again of his left leg after giving up a run-scoring single to Willy Adames within the eighth inning of Wednesday night time’s 4-2 loss to the...
    (CNN)The nation's most prominent Democrats on Wednesday night sought to instill a sense of urgency in voters that was absent four years ago, when Donald Trump was elected President.On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, former President Barack Obama stood in Philadelphia, where the Constitution was written, to warn of a democracy under grave threat.And the party's 2016...