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    MOUNTAIN VIEW — For the first time since school shut down in March, a small cohort of high school student athletes will finally be allowed back on campus Monday as school officials prepare for a new school year starting Aug. 12. During a “recovery, reopening and redesign” webinar on Wednesday top Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District officials said they have received guidelines from the county about athletic activities and have already met with coaches at the district’s two high schools to choose a “very specific” group of athletes to return to campus. Los Altos High School principal Wynne Satterwhite announced that “very specific cohorts” of no more than one student per athletic activity will be allowed on campus starting June 22, the first tangible experience students will have back at school since educational facilities across the state shut down in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  “As we...
    New York City is on track to enter Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, June 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference on Wednesday morning (pictured) New York City is on track to enter Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, June 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.   Cuomo's news came an hour after Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to commit to a date for the second phase, which will allow for outdoor dining at restaurants, in-store shopping, and the reopening of a wide range of businesses such as hair salons.  City and state officials have faced mounting pressure to accelerate the Big Apple's reopening plan as COVID-19 figures have continued to fall.   But Cuomo and de Blasio have been cautious, warning that moving too quickly could cause numbers to surge, as has happened elsewhere in the country after lockdowns were lifted.  New York City currently has...
    The District is on the right track for the Phase Two coronavirus reopening, Mayor Muriel Bowser said during a Wednesday news conference, but officials are exercising caution. Bowser could sign an executive order to move D.C. into Phase Two on Monday, as long as virus data continue the downward trend. As of Wednesday, D.C. has succeeded in hitting 13 days of sustained decline in community transmission, a key metric for Phase Two. “We’re trending in the right direction,” Bowser said. Officials had previously said the earliest Washington could move into Phase Two was Friday. Concerns over the contact tracing metric have pushed a possible Phase Two reopening to Monday. “It’s the one thing we have not achieved,” Bowser said. D.C. is providing guidance to prepare for Phase Two. More Coronavirus News Sign up for WTOP alerts Latest coronavirus test results in DC, Maryland and Virginia Coronavirus FAQ: What you need...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the U.S. communications regulator said T-Mobile’s nationwide, hours-long outage Monday was “unacceptable” and that the Federal Communications Commission will investigate. T-Mobile, one of the country’s three largest cellphone service providers, said it had a “voice and text wireless issue” that began around noon EDT Monday. The company said at 1 a.m. Tuesday that all problems should be resolved. The company blamed an internet-traffic issue that caused problems with its network for the outage. AT&T and Verizon both said their networks were operating normally. But calls between their customers and T-Mobile customers could have run into trouble because of T-Mobile’s issues, creating the impression of a widespread communications failure. The FCC has fined telecom companies in the past for network outages. T-Mobile paid a $17.5 million fine for two nationwide service outages on the same day in August 2014, which together lasted three...
    Google trends data has suggested that more people are searching for information about coronavirus symptoms, raising fears of a second wave. On Monday, U.S. searches for 'coronavirus symptoms' hit a three-week high on Google. Over the past week, Arizona, South Carolina and Texas were the top states for such searches. Nationwide searches for 'coronavirus testing' hit their highest level since May 26 over the weekend, indicating a renewed interest in getting tested for COVID-19. Washington DC, Maryland and New Mexico were the top locations searching for 'coronavirus testing' over the past 30 days. Searches for both 'coronavirus symptoms' and 'coronavirus testing' remain far below their peaks in mid-March.  On Monday, U.S. searches for 'coronavirus symptoms' hit a three-week high on Google Over the past week, Arizona, South Carolina and Texas were the top states for such searches RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Scientists increase America's covid death...
    MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. - Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Monday announced the death of her father due to complications from COVID-19. In a statement, Omar said Nur Omar Mohamed died Monday. She gave no additional information. "No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him," Omar said in her statement. "My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time."   Since her election in 2018, Omar has been at the forefront of promoting progressive policies, including the defunding and reconstruction of the Minneapolis Police Department.
    Donald Trump on Monday called the police shooting of black man Rayshard Brooks 'disturbing' and a 'terrible situation'.  The president was speaking at a roundtable event at the White House when he made the comment, indicating he had seen the video of the black man being shot in the back by a white police officer outside an Atlanta Wendy's on Friday.  Officer Garrett Rolfe, who pulled the trigger, was fired but has not been charged. The other officer at the scene, Devin Brosnan, was put on desk duty. Police Chief Erika Shields resigned a day after the shooting. Trump said Monday: 'I thought it was a terrible situation. To me it was very disturbing.' The killing sparked protests at the Georgia Capitol Monday.  Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said he hopes to decide by midweek whether to charge the officers involved. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was took over the...
    LOS ANGELES - Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials said Monday.  Local authorities have said there is no evidence of foul play in the deaths of Robert Fuller in Palmdale and Malcolm Harsch in Victorville and early indications point both to suicide, but sheriffs have pledged to continue to investigate the cases.  Monday's announcement follows weekend protests, which were prompted by the initial determination of suicide as the likely cause of death for Fuller.  People who participated in a town hall hosted by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Monday also voiced concerns that Fuller and Harsch may have been lynched. The callers denounced what they described as a rush to judgment and urged investigators to look into the possibility that hate crimes were committed.   The FBI, U.S. attorney's office in...
    U.S. President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order Tuesday on some police reforms, the goal of which a senior administration official said is “to invest more and incentivize best practices.”  Briefing reporters Monday ahead of the signing, a senior administration official said the main piece will be creating certification bodies to train officers on de-escalation techniques and use of force standards.  “We’re leveraging our ability to execute discretionary grants and prioritizing those police departments that take the time to get that credentialing,” the official said.  Another part would push for creating so-called co-respondent services, a system in which officers would pair with social workers when responding to nonviolent calls, especially those involving mental health concerns and drug addiction issues.  More sweeping overhauls to the nation’s policing are under consideration in Congress.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the issue Tuesday with testimony from law enforcement and civil rights officials.  The...
    BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league games this year after a breakdown in talks between teams and the players’ union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The league also revealed several players on big league rosters have tested positive for COVID-19. Two days after union head Tony Clark declared additional negotiations futile, Manfred reversed his position of last week when he said he was “100%” certain the 2020 season would start. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem sent a seven-page letter to players’ association chief negotiator Bruce Meyer asking the union whether it will waive the threat of legal action and tell MLB to announce a spring training report date and a regular-season schedule. These were just the latest escalating volleys in a sport viewing disagreements over starting the season as a...
    (CNN)Three New York City Police Department officers were hospitalized with suspected bleach poisoning after drinking milkshakes from Shake Shack Monday night, according to a statement from the NYC Police Benevolent Association.The NYPD launched an investigation after the officers fell ill after drinking the milkshakes they bought at the restaurant chain's lower Manhattan location around 8:30 p.m., a spokeswoman for the department said. All three officers were transported to a local hospital for evaluation and are expected to be OK, according to the spokeswoman. The NYCPBA, which represents more than 50,000 active and retired police officers, said in the a statement posted to Twitter Monday night that the officers "discovered that a toxic substance, believed to be bleach, had been placed in their beverages."The officers had already ingested part of the beverages when they noticed the suspected poisoning, the statement said.Read More"When NYC police officers cannot even take meal without coming...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Monday announced the death of her father due to complications from COVID-19. In a statement, Omar said Nur Omar Mohamed died Monday. She gave no additional information. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him,” Omar said in her statement. “My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time.” Since her election in 2018, Omar has been at the forefront of promoting progressive policies, including the defunding and reconstruction of the Minneapolis Police Department.
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Monday announced the death of her father due to complications from COVID-19. In a statement, Omar said Nur Omar Mohamed died Monday. She gave no additional information. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him,” Omar said in her statement. “My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time.” Since her election in 2018, Omar has been at the forefront of promoting progressive policies, including the defunding and reconstruction of the Minneapolis Police Department.
    Minnesota Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday night announced the death of her father due to complications from COVID-19, the infection caused by the coronavirus. In a statement, Omar said Nur Omar Mohamed died Monday. She gave no additional information. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him,” Omar said in her statement. “My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time.” Since her election in 2018, Omar has been at the forefront of promoting progressive policies. Related Articles 911 dispatcher saw George Floyd’s arrest on live video, alerted supervisor Up to $70,000 in reward for tips in Minneapolis and St. Paul arson incidents Minneapolis Walgreens use temporary trailers to provide prescriptions Minneapolis police officers sign open letter condemning Chauvin Illinois man indicted in Minneapolis riots; third suspect charged in St. Paul arson
    LOS ANGELES - Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials said Monday.  Local authorities have said there is no evidence of foul play in the deaths of Robert Fuller in Palmdale and Malcolm Harsch in Victorville and early indications point both to suicide, but sheriffs have pledged to continue to investigate the cases.  Monday's announcement follows weekend protests, which were prompted by the initial determination of suicide as the likely cause of death for Fuller.  People who participated in a town hall hosted by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Monday also voiced concerns that Fuller and Harsch may have been lynched. The callers denounced what they described as a rush to judgment and urged investigators to look into the possibility that hate crimes were committed.   The FBI, U.S. attorney's office in...
    Three NYPD cops were hospitalized Monday night — believing their shakes from a Lower Manhattan Shake Shack may have been spiked with bleach, law enforcement sources said. The officers immediately noticed a funny taste — possibly bleach — when they sipped the frozen treat from a Shake Shack location on Broadway near Fulton Street, sources said. The officers, who are from the 42 Precinct in the Bronx, but were on a detail in Manhattan at the time, were taken to Bellevue Hospital to be checked out, sources said. They are alert and conscious, sources said. Police are investigating the restaurant. As of late Monday, investigators recovered one of the three shakes that the officers threw out after attempting to drink, sources said.
    Two people died and eight others were seriously injured when a van they were traveling in crashed into a tree in Rockland County on Monday afternoon, police said. The fatal wreck occurred on New Hempstead Road near Conway Court in Ramapo shortly after 4 p.m., authorities said. Some of eight surviving victims suffered serious injuries, cops said. Police didn’t immediately provide the identities of the two vehicle occupants who died. New Hempstead Road remained closed well into Monday night as police investigated the cause of the crash.
    Federal authorities will review local investigations into two separate hangings of black men in Southern California that were suspected suicides and have drawn scrutiny amid growing calls to rein in police misconduct and racial injustice. Authorities in Palmdale and Victorville said no foul play was suspected in the deaths of Robert Fuller and Malcolm Harsch, prompting accusations from loved ones and surrounding communities of a rush to judgment. Sheriff's officials are investigating both cases, but early determinations of suicide triggered protests over the weekend. The FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office in the Central District of California and the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division are monitoring the investigations of the Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County sheriffs, authorities said in a statement. During a Monday town hall hosted by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, some participants voiced concerns that the men may have been lynched and urged investigators to look...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico began more re-openings of businesses shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, even as deaths and new cases continued at an unbroken pace. The Health Department said total confirmed cases rose by 3,427 to 150,264, and confirmed deaths rose by 439 to 17,580. Both numbers are clearly undercounts. Federal health officials have said Mexico is on a sort of a plateau and there is no clear evidence of any sustained decrease in cases. But President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday that greater Mexico City, which has been worst-hit by the coronavirus, was seeing “a slight decrease, not as much as we would like, but it is now declining.” TOP STORIES 911 dispatcher reported George Floyd arrest in real time: Call me a snitch if you want to Of course there is systemic racism in America and its in the Democratic Party Trump: Bolton doesnt...
    “Six feet! Six feet!” Highland Park girls soccer coach Chris Steenberg repeatedly called out Monday. His team has spent the past few years emphasizing team chemistry, building the unity between each girl. The problem now is they’ve become so close, staying a certain distance apart is a challenge. “But they listen, they do their best at it. We have all the drills spaced out, and they had to figure that out, but overall they did a really nice job in making sure that the safety of everyone is the No. 1 priority,” Steenberg said. “These are all younger kids that are in fairly good health, but everybody goes home to other people, so we are emphasizing that and making sure that’s the first priority as we’re able to get back out here.” Monday marked the first day high school teams could get back together for offseason activities...
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The driver of a car that allegedly crashed into the back of a golf cart in Scottsdale, injuring five people, has been arrested, police said Monday. They said 22-year-old Robert Gandara was taken into custody Sunday on suspicion of aggravated assault and several other felony charges. Police said the crash occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday and the impact ejected the four female passengers and male driver of the golf cart. TOP STORIES Coronavirus tracers in New York City will not ask positive tests if they attended protests Supreme Court declines to hear Trump challenge to California sanctuary law Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act All five victims were transported to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries while Gandara was unhurt, according to police who said impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash. It was unclear Monday...
    TOP OF THE HOUR: — Walz marks 100th anniversary of Duluth lynching. — New Jersey police will have to divulge names of law enforcement officers who commit serious disciplinary violations. — Florida state attorney won’t prosecute peaceful protesters. — Detroit removes a bust of Christopher Columbus from a prominent downtown spot after 110 years. — Twenty-member panel will review Chicago Police Department’s policy governing when officers can use force. — UK’s leader creates anti-racism panel; critics want more.ADVERTISEMENT ___ DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz marked the 100th anniversary of a painful chapter in Duluth history by visiting a memorial to three black men lynched by a white mob. Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie were traveling circus workers accused of raping a white woman, though her doctor later found no...
    A security guard at Aqueduct Racetrack was charged Monday as the “inside man” in an armed heist of more than $280,000 in gamblers’ lost wagers. Lafayette Morrison allegedly provided two accomplices information about when and where the money would be transported to the racetrack’s vault following the March 7 “Gotham Day” races in Queens. Morrison, 37, of Queens, was then among several Aqueduct employees who were held up at gunpoint when the robbers emerged from a hiding spot in a stairwell around 9:45 p.m., according to the Brooklyn US Attorney’s Office. The crooks grabbed a black duffel bag holding the racetrack’s winnings, then stripped the workers of their cell phones and cash, and forced them all into a closet, officials said. A surveillance camera recorded video of the bandits, wearing surgical masks, as they made off with the loot and headed to a parking lot about 20 minutes later. Lamel...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday doubled down on his calls for local elected officials including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep the coronavirus on the ropes. Cuomo on Sunday had threatened to reinstate shutdowns of Manhattan and The Hamptons, on eastern Long Island, unless they cracked down on violations of social-distancing and other pandemic precautions, drawing pushback from a de Blasio spokeswoman. “I don’t know what he said,” Cuomo responded when asked during a Monday press briefing about the statement made on behalf of Hizzoner. “Look at the facts. Look at our viral infection rate. Look at the other 22 states [where the virus is on the rise], and you don’t want to be one of those other 22 states. “Do your job, local government!” Cuomo called for leaders including de Blasio to step up as Hizzoner sat on the sidelines Monday with a stomach bug. Speaking...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Outdoor dining, in-person retail and curbside pickup at libraries in New Jersey are among the services that reopened Monday from their COVID-19 pause. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said previously that Monday would mark the start of Stage 2 of reopening the state from the coronavirus outbreak. Childcare services are also cleared to reopen, the administration said. “It’s a big day,” Murphy said on NBC’s “Today” show. “We’re slowly but surely getting back on our feet.” TOP STORIES Of course there is systemic racism in America and its in the Democratic Party FBI picked most outlandish anti-Trump dossier claims for official U.S.-Russia report Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act Late Sunday, Murphy clarified that curbside pickup at libraries would be added to the list of businesses reopening on Monday. Murphy lifted the statewide stay-home order last week, but...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio took a sick day Monday — canceling his entire schedule — but he doesn’t “appear” to have the coronavirus, his press secretary said. “He woke up feeling sick so he’s taking the day to work from home,” the mayor’s press secretary Freddi Goldstein told The Post. “Based on his symptoms it doesn’t appear to be COVID-related so no plans for a test right now,” she added. She declined to discuss Hizzoner’s symptoms because they relate to his “personal health,” she said. The mayor anticipates returning to work Tuesday, Goldstein said. It’s the first time the mayor has called out sick since COVID-19 began spreading in New York City in March. The mayor’s press office canceled his entire schedule at 9:10 a.m. Monday — just 20 minutes before he was scheduled to give his daily remote media briefing from City Hall. He had also planned to appear...
    A Queens man was killed after his motorcycle slammed into a Porsche on the Long Island Expressway early Monday, cops said. Richard Diaz, 31, was riding along the lower level of the highway on his 2014 Yamaha motorcycle when he suddenly lost control near 58th Street, rear-ending a 2013 Porsche Cayenne around 12:15 a.m., police said. Officers found Diaz lying on the roadway unconscious, with trauma to his neck and body. Diaz, of Sunnyside, was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Porsche driver, a 36-year-old man, was not injured and stayed on the scene. Police continued to investigate the crash Monday morning.
    Demonstrations against police brutality and calling for racial equality are planned to continue Monday, three weeks after the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minnesota and days after police shot dead Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.  Monday’s demonstrations include a march on the Georgia state capitol and protesters gathering in Lafayette Park, across the from the White House, where two weeks ago law enforcement forcefully cleared a peaceful crowd shortly before President Donald Trump walked through the area for a photo opportunity at a nearby church.  Also Monday, the U.N. Human Rights Council agreed to hold an urgent debate on Wednesday “on the current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protesters.” Sunday brought protests in numerous cities, including Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami.  Protesters listen to a speaker as they sit in front of the Seattle Police Department East Precinct building, which...
    Demonstrations against police brutality and calling for racial equality are planned to continue Monday, three weeks after the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minnesota and days after police shot dead Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.  Monday’s demonstrations include a march on the Georgia state capitol and protesters gathering in Lafayette Park, across the from the White House, where two weeks ago law enforcement forcefully cleared a peaceful crowd shortly before President Donald Trump walked through the area for a photo opportunity at a nearby church.  Sunday brought protests in numerous cities, including Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami.  Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said on CBS television’s “Face the Nation” Sunday she hopes officers can move back into a section of the city taken over by peaceful protesters without resorting to “something that devolves into a force situation.”   Protesters have peacefully occupied a four-block part of the city which they’ve named “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.”...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Preparations are underway at Northern California's largest mall as retailers look forward to the return of customers. Valley Fair, which is located on the border between San Jose and Santa Clara, is expected to reopen Monday after receiving the green light from county health officials."It's a fever pitch," said Mark Sullivan, vice president and general manager of Bloomingdale's. "Everybody is so excited to be back (and) to really be getting the store ready," he said.The luxury retailer, which had only been open for 11 days prior to closing in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will require all employees to complete a wellness check at the start of each shift, which includes a temperature screening. They're also getting extra training related to customer engagement, since face coverings are now required for entry."We talk a lot about body language. We talk about the level of...
    (CNN)From Monday, all Uber passengers and drivers in the UK will need to wear a face mask to help halt the spread of the coronavirus. The ride hailing app made the announcement to customers on Friday and said a new feature in the app will require drivers to upload a selfie of themselves wearing a mask before they can start work.The company said any passenger who arrives without a mask can be refused entry to the vehicle, and that passengers can cancel a ride if a driver arrives without wearing one.Uber driver Yasar Gorur wears personal protective equipment while cleaning his vehicle on April 14, 2020 in East London, United Kingdom. The new rules come as Transport for London, which licenses cabs and private hire cars in the UK capital, urged taxi companies to require drivers and passengers to wear face masks. It said the rules would apply to all...
    During a Wednesday briefing, the World Health Organization top official addressed a miscommunication that originated when a colleague made a comment about asymptomatic transmission of coronavirus. On Monday, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO infectious disease epidemiologist, said that the spread of coronavirus by people not showing symptoms "appears to be rare.” The following day, she tried to clarify “misunderstandings” over her comments, which provoked a flurry of frustrations and confusion over social media. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE At the Wednesday media briefing, which was streamed through Facebook Live, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “since early February, we have said that asymptomatic people can transmit COVID-19, but we need more research to establish the extent of asymptomatic transmission.” Tedros said the research is ongoing, adding, “we are all learning all the time.” In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses a press conference about...
    A man in a wheelchair was among the victims in a spate of shootings that rocked Brooklyn on Monday night, police sources revealed Tuesday. Victor Windley, 35, was hanging out with three other people in front of a house on Bristol Street in Brownsville when shots rang out at about 11:45 p.m. “Everybody was having a good time drinking when they heard shots,” he later told investigators, police sources said. “They really thought it was fireworks.” Windley didn’t realize at first he was shot, but first responders determined he was hit in the stomach and now has a bullet lodged in his kidney. He’s recovering at Kings County Hospital and did not respond to request for comment. Three other people were injured in the shooting along with Windley, a 24-year-old woman, a 50-year-old man and a 17-year-old, cops said. The woman was struck in the back of the head with...
    Subway ridership on Monday reached its highest level since the coronavirus hit the city in March, transit officials said Tuesday. Straphangers took 800,000 subway trips as the Big Apple began to reopen — the most since March 23, the first full week of the state’s coronavirus lockdown. In total, 213,000 more people rode buses and subways compared to last Monday — a 17 percent increase. “We’ve now hit 15 percent [pre-pandemic] ridership for the first time,” Interim Transit President Sarah Feinberg said during a press conference in Manhattan. Ridership dropped to below 10 percent of pre-pandemic levels from mid-March and to late April, but has slowly inched up since. The biggest spike in riders on Monday came during  the afternoon peak from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to the MTA’s stats. Manhattan saw the highest jump of any borough at 20 percent. The Bronx, where ridership declined the least...
    The president of the NAACP declined to endorse the “defund the police” movement that has become the rallying cry of protesters and Black Lives Matter in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody. “I support the energy behind it. I don’t know what that substantively means. As I’m talking to people about the concept, I’ve gotten three different explanations,” Derrick Johnson told the Associated Press this week. “We know there has to be a change in the culture of policing in this country,” he said. Calls for defunding the police have become commonplace at the nationwide protests over Floyd’s death on May 25 and among some progressive Democrats. In Minneapolis, the city council has gone a step farther and proposed dismantling the police department. Other cities have called for using funds designated for the police to fund more social and youth programs. Top House Democrats during...
    Former Secret Service agent and conservative commentator Dan Bongino will testify at a House Judiciary hearing on Wednesday on police brutality, Fox News has confirmed. Bongino, a Fox News contributor, has repeatedly spoken out against the “insanity” of defunding police departments as the movement has gained rapid-fire support among Democrats. “People will die,” Bongino, stressed on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “Real people, not Hollywood nonsense, not movie types, real people, kids, teenagers and adults will die.” He said that defunding police would be “the single most catastrophic deadly public policy decision we have seen in the modern history of the United States.” Bongino is testifying as a witness on behalf of Republicans. Philonese Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, who died in police custody and sparked thousands of protests across the nation and globe, will also testify, along with a number of other witnesses. DAN BONGINO RIPS 'INSANITY' OF DEFUNDING...
    A World Health Organization [WHO] official on Tuesday attempted to clarify a previous statement about coronavirus transmission by asymptomatic individuals being “very rare.” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO infectious disease epidemiologist, said there had been "misunderstandings" about her comments made on Monday. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE In a Facebook Live video, Van Kerkhove said asymptomatic people can in fact spread the virus, though the degree to which they can is unknown. The WHO's Maria Van Kerkhove attending a virtual news briefing on COVID-19 in April. (AFP via Getty Images, File) "We do know that some people who are asymptomatic or some people who don't have symptoms can transmit the virus on," she said. "What we need to better understand is how many people in the population don't have symptoms and, separately, how many of those individuals go on to transmit to others." She said she was referring to two...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday warned about Democrats and others trying to “repackage” the push to “Defund the Police” to make it more “palatable” to affluent swing voters, amid an ongoing debate on what the left-wing rallying cry actually means. “'Defund' means that Black & Brown communities are asking for the same budget priorities that White communities have already created for themselves: schooling > police,etc. People asked in other ways, but were always told 'No, how do you pay for it?' So they found the line item," the liberal Democrat tweeted. AOC SUPPORTS DEFUND THE POLICE DEMANDS IN WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH "Our job as policymakers is to take the public’s mandate and find + create pockets to advance as much progress as possible," she said. “And by the way, the fact that ppl are scrambling to repackage this whole conversation to make it palatable for largely affluent, white suburban 'swing' voters again points...
    Two boaters who were reported missing as Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall along Louisiana's coast were found alive on Monday after the pair clung to a life jacket overnight and drifted on Lake Pontchartrain, according to officials. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Ted Roach and Jennifer Lingoni were located a 1:30 p.m. on Monday, nearly 24 hours after they were reported missing. The U.S. Coast Guard said the pair had left Salt Bayou near Slidell, La., at 1 p.m. Sunday on a 20-foot yellow skiff but never returned. They told officials their boat capsized near Treasure Island Sunday afternoon and they drifted and swam using a shared life jacket and various pieces of marine debris Sunday night until they were able to stand in approximately five feet of water. “We had one life jacket between the both of us [and] I picked up a...
    COPENHAGEN – Denmark plans to lift the limit on public gatherings from 50 to 100 people in July and to 200 in August as it eases measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government said on Monday. Earlier on Monday, the government raised the limit on public gatherings from 10 to 50 and allowed fitness centers and public swimming pools to reopen. The government said its plan to allow groups of 100 and 200 to gather from July 8 and Aug. 8 respectively, could be changed depending on a possible second wave of coronavirus in the country. Denmark was one of the first countries in Europe to lock down in early March. The country had registered 593 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday, but the number of coronavirus-related deaths and hospital admissions has fallen since April. In late May, Denmark and Norway said they would allow tourists to travel between the...
    A longtime and widely respected Philadelphia Police Department inspector captured on video striking a Temple University student protester with a metal police baton last week turned himself in on aggravated assault and related charges on Monday. But that wasn’t before hundreds – including many cops in uniform – applauded and saluted the 31 year veteran of the force as he left the police union headquarters to head to the precinct to surrender, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported. Staff Inspector Joseph Bologna Jr., 54, waved and shouted “Thank you,” as he walked out of Lodge 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Accompanied by his attorney Fortunato Perri Jr., and police union head John McNesby, Bologna got into a black SUV to drive to the 15th Police District. THESE CITIES HAVE BEGUN DEFUNDING POLICE IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS He was booked, arraigned...
    Top Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are trying to stifle growing efforts nationwide to “defund the police” — a battle cry by prominent progressives as well as protesters in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Senior Democrats are hoping to slow down the momentum for the idea before it overshadows their broader police reform effort — and fuels national Republicans’ argument that Democrats are moving to the fringe left as the November election approaches, according to new reports. “I think it can be used as a distraction and that’s my concern,” Rep. Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Monday, according to Politico. “I think the intent behind it is something that I support — the idea that communities need investments.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are instead moving forward with a sweeping bill that would promote transparency, crack down on the...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte City Council has voted to stop funding chemical agents for police use after the city’s police boxed in and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. The measure to defund the chemical agents passed in a 9-2 vote Monday night after being introduced by a council member who was arrested during one of the protests, news outlets reported. After a demonstrator documented the use of gas last Tuesday in a widely shared video, the mayor condemned it and the police chief called it “disturbing.” The city’s police department has spent $103,000 on chemical agents in 2020, City Budget Director Ryan Bergman said. Taking them away “will be a slap on the wrist” for police, but it’s “one step toward defunding the entire police department,” Tin Nguyen, an organizer and attorney, told the Charlotte Observer. TOP STORIES MSNBC seeks $333k after defeating defamation...
    Donald Trump Jr. on Monday called out Democrats looking to defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd protests should start by cutting their own security detail. Trump said that the entire country has called for the end of police brutality but said calls to cut funding for police departments would do little to stop abuses and would make the most vulnerable communities more vulnerable. POLICE UNIONS UNDER FIRE “Will those same anti-cop Dems call for their security details to be cut?” Trump asked. Democratic leadership in the House and Senate on Monday unveiled legislation that would increase the accountability of police officers and remove immunity from legal consequences stemming from acts committed in the line of duty. But came up short from calling for police departments to be defunded. VideoReps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar have been two vocal advocates to take drastic action. Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told Spectrum News...
    The Islanders’ practice facility reopened for voluntary small-group workouts Monday as Phase 2 of the NHL’s “Return to Play” plan officially kicked off. A limited group of players, including Josh Bailey, Matt Martin, Thomas Greiss and Cal Clutterbuck, participated in Monday’s workout at Northwell Health Ice Center, in East Meadow. Scott Mayfield, Devon Toews and Chris Gibson — who served as the starting goaltender for the team’s AHL affiliate this season — were also seen walking into the facility Monday. The Rangers plan to reopen the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown beginning Tuesday. Speaking on a Zoom call with reporters following the Islanders’ workout Monday, Bailey said the group “didn’t go too crazy on Day 1” but that it was nice to get back out on the ice with teammates. “After three months, there’s a little bit of rust so you just get out there and get your legs underneath...
    (CNN)As the nation looks at the vast amount of work that still needs to be done to bring an end to racial injustice, many demonstrators -- and some city officials -- are demanding that change includes the way the streets of America are policed.In Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death focused the nation again on police brutality, enough members of the city council are calling for a major shift in policing that they might dismantle and replace the police department.Cities like Los Angeles and New York have said they will cut millions of dollars in police funding.Theres a growing call to defund the police. Heres what it meansPresident Donald Trump said Monday the United States has the finest police in the world and cutting budgets would be a mistake. "We won't be disbanding our police. We won't be ending our police force in a city," he said at a law enforcement...
    Thousands of Los Angeles demonstrators arrested for violating curfew amid protests over the death of George Floyd will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Monday. As of last Tuesday, some 2,500 protesters in the city had been busted for breaking curfew or refusing to leave demonstrations over the course of several days of unrest in the wake of Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis, according to police. An updated tally was not immediately available. But City Attorney Mike Feuer said Monday that, instead of being charged with a crime, the demonstrators will be given a court alternative that bears no punishment. Feuer did not provide specifics, but said he envisioned a forum attended by the protesters and police to “create an environment where participants really listen to each other.” Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said her office will also not file charges against protestors arrested in misdemeanor cases...
    Current P.O. box holders can pick up their keys for the new Mahwah post office through this Saturday. The keys are available at the temporary location on 46 Industrial Drive, Postmaster Michael Watts said. They will also be available at the new location when it opens this coming Monday, June 15, at 1037 MacArthur Boulevard. HOURS:Retail area open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday (not 4 p.m., as originally announced):Lobby from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.The new 2,200-square-foot facility, replacing the former East Ramapo Avenue location, features “state-of-the-art point of sale retail units, a modern customer service counter area, and a contemporary lobby,” Watts said. “The community and our employees are going to find the new Post Office to be a convenient, modern, and great place to do business,” he...
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr on Monday said he stood by his decision to forcefully clear protesters outside the White House last week with pepper balls and smoke canisters. In an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Barr said not enough attention had been given to the arson and violence that proceeded Monday’s decision to move the large crowd of demonstrators out of Lafayette Park ahead of the evening curfew. He also said rocks and bottles were thrown at him when he inspected the scene on Monday afternoon. “On Monday we were reacting to three days of extremely violent demonstrations right across from the White House,” Barr said when asked if he would do anything differently. “There were a lot of injuries to police officers, arson, things were so bad that the Secret Service recommended that the president go down down to the bunker. We can’t have that in...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his criticism of NYPD leadership Monday when asked about rumored departures of the top brass. Cuomo, during an interview on cable news channel NY1, said he “didn’t know” anything and “had no information” about the job status of Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and Chief of Department Terence Monahan. But he then ripped open a scab from last week when he rapped the NYPD again for failing to prevent looting and rioting during an early night of protests over the alleged police brutality death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “The night of looting was terrible. I believe it was the management [of the NYPD] and I believe it was the deployment,” Cuomo said. “It was true,” he added. Cuomo said he knew the police didn’t like his criticism — but they got the message. “It got better the next day,” he said. Both Mayor Bill...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - More seasonable weather is forecast to return to northern Nevada this week after an unusually cold mass of air pushed lows below freezing and dropped rare June snow on parts of the state. The trace of snow at Elko on Sunday tied a 41-old-year record and Winnemucca reported its first snow ever - .2 inch (5 millimeters) - for the date since record-keeping began in 1877, the National Weather Service said. Up to an inch of rain fell Sunday in parts of Reno, where the low dropped to 35 (1.7 Celsius) early Monday. Other lows included 25 (-3.9C) at Eureka, 26 (-3.3C) at Ely and 27 (-2.8C) at Minden and South Lake Tahoe, California. TOP STORIES U.S. mayors team up to fix their police departments racial injustice How the liberal media and Looting Party cultivates racism and hate in America Obama administration was corrupt, more...
    New York (CNN Business)Dunkin' franchise operators are planning to hire up to 25,000 employees as US restaurants start to reopen. The breakfast and coffee chain said in a release Monday that its franchisees are looking to fill a range positions, including management roles. Dunkin' launched an ad campaign on Monday to support recruiting efforts and is partnering with Southern New Hampshire University on an online education program for franchise employees. Investors welcomed the news. Dunkin (DNKN)' popped about 2% during trading hours on Monday. Dunkin' is planning a hiring spree.The company is well-positioned for success moving forward, said KeyBanc restaurant analyst Eric Gonzalez in a research note published over the weekend. "We believe Dunkin has executed well during the pandemic," he said, by supporting franchisees and developing its digital and off-premise businesses. "These efforts should drive momentum in the [short-term] as key markets reopen and over the [medium-term] with the...
    A masked Gov. Andrew Cuomo rode the subway to work in Manhattan on Monday as New York City entered Phase One of its reopening plan amid the coronavirus. The governor took the No. 7 train in Queens to his office in Midtown. “Today, I took a ride on the 7 train,” Cuomo said at a daily press briefing. “They subways are cleaner than they have ever been in my lifetime. “If it wasn’t safe, I wouldn’t ask anyone to go on the subways,” he said. “For me it’s very simple, I just assume I’m making the decision for myself and for my children.” He had told NY 1 10 days ago, “I won’t open the city if I’m not comfortable, and when I open the city, I will ride the subway.” Cuomo chatted with several straphangers, who were also wearing masks as required, as he grabbed a train pole during...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 20 miles of new bus service across the five boroughs that will help 750,000 New Yorkers safely return to work after the coronavirus shutdown. “This is a major step,” de Blasio said Monday at his first in-person press conference in months at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. “More service equals less crowding equals more health and safety,” de Blasio said. The announcement includes five new trial busways like the one along 14th Street in Manhattan. The corridors, totaling 3.5 miles, will roll out starting this month. The first will be Main Street in Queens in June, Jamaica Avenue in Queens and 5th Avenue in Manhattan in July, Jay Street in Brooklyn in August and 181st Street in Manhattan in October. The 14th Street pilot project busway in Manhattan will become permanent, de Blasio said. “It is a clear success,” de Blasio said. The city is also...
    PRAGUE (AP) — One person died, another is missing and dozens were rescued amid flash flooding in the northeastern Czech Republic, rescuers said Monday. Several towns and villages north of the city of Olomouc, 230 kilometers (140 miles) east of Prague, were flooded by 1 meter (3.3 feet) of water following thunderstorms that were accompanied by torrential rains overnight. Police said a 48-year-old woman has died while a 74-year-old woman is missing. Regional firefighter spokeswoman Lucie Balazova said firefighters rescued three dozen people from flooded buildings, cars or directly from the water. The raging water also destroyed a road bridge. The situation was calming down Monday morning. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Sports fans again will be able to fill stadiums in New Zealand after the government on Monday removed restrictions on public gatherings imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand will move from midnight Monday to alert level 1 under which life returns almost to normal, though border restrictions remain in force. New Zealand has succeeded in eradicating the coronavirus; as of Monday it had no active cases of Covid-19 and hadn’t recorded a new infection for 17 days. At a news conference Monday, Ardern said alert level 1 means that public events can take place “without limitation,” including sports events. Stadiums will be able to accommodate fans without regulations around social distancing. One of the immediate beneficiaries will be the Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament which begins June 13. The tournament involves New Zealand’s five Super Rugby team, which...
    The Big Apple will enter Phase One of re-opening Monday amid the coronavirus — with retail shops set to start curbside or in-store pickup service as construction and manufacturing rev up again. “It’s a big day for New York City,’’ Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, adding that the Apple “has met all the [health] metrics,’’ including the one involving its number of new infections, which dropped to 781 cases, or around 1 percent of those tested, Saturday — the lowest rate since March 16. The city’s subways should be at 95 percent of their pre-pandemic service by Monday to help get people around, officials have said.  Masks are required and will be handed out to straphangers as needed, although ridership is expected to be no more than 15 percent of its usual level. New York City is the final region in the state to go to Phase One. In addition...
    WASHINGTON -- Tensions between the White House and Pentagon have stretched to near a breaking point over President Donald Trump's threat to use military force against street protests triggered by George Floyd's death.Friction in this relationship, historically, is not unusual. But in recent days, and for the second time in Trump's term, it has raised a prospect of high-level resignations and the risk of lasting damage to the military's reputation.Calm may return, both in the crisis over Floyd's death and in Pentagon leaders' angst over Trump's threats to use federal troops to put down protesters. But it could leave a residue of resentment and unease about this president's approach to the military, whose leaders welcome his push for bigger budgets but chafe at being seen as political tools.The nub of the problem is that Trump sees no constraint on his authority to use what he calls the "unlimited power" of...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Thousands of additional troops in the nation's capital could be leaving as early as Monday, according to the commander of the DC National Guard.Maj. Gen. William J. Walker told CNN in an exclusive interview Saturday that the nearly 4,000 additional National Guard forces that have been brought to DC from other states could begin leaving after the weekend."They will be redeploying this week. Probably as early as Monday," said Walker.The presence of the out-of-state National Guard troops has been a major point of contention between DC officials and the Trump Administration.Walker said that the approximately 3,900 out-of-state National Guard forces from 11 states had been sought by the Defense Department to help bolster the 1,200-strong DC contingent that had been activated in the face of the unrest and that all the additional number of forces that the Pentagon had determined were required had been sent to DC by...
    Good news for New Jersey's motorist: The long-awaited opening date for MVC offices has been set. In-person customer services will restart for drop-off and pick-up transactions on Monday, June 15 -- the same day the state enters Stage 2 of lifting the COVID-19 lockdown, Gov. Phil Murphy said. Behind-the-wheel road tests and the issuing of new licenses and permits will resume June 29, Murphy said. The governor promised an update on pools -- both private and municipal -- on Monday, June 8. Murphy late Thursday night extended the ongoing public health emergency by another 30 days in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We will continue our path forward, while remaining vigilant and prepared to act should there be a new outbreak of COVID-19," he said. This is a developing story. Check back for more. ...
    Good news for New Jersey's motorist: The long-awaited opening date for MVC offices has been set. In-person customer services will restart on Monday, June 15 -- the same day the state enters Stage 2 of lifting the COVID-19 lockdown, Gov. Phil Murphy said. Behind-the-wheel road tests and the issuing of new licenses and permits will resume June 29, Murphy said. The governor promised an update on pools -- both private and municipal -- on Monday, June 8. Murphy late Thursday night extended the ongoing public health emergency by another 30 days in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We will continue our path forward, while remaining vigilant and prepared to act should there be a new outbreak of COVID-19," he said. This is a developing story. Check back for more.
    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr defended the shocking use of force on peaceful protesters outside the White House Monday, saying at a news conference on Thursday that difficulties with relocating authorities earlier in the day had forced the clash. Flanked by federal law enforcement leaders at the Justice Department in his first public remarks since the extraordinary episode, Barr maintained that his decision to disperse the crowd followed signs that the crowd was "becoming increasingly unruly" and had nothing to do with a photo-op staged by President Donald Trump at a nearby church that took place minutes later."There was no correlation between our tactical plan of moving the perimeter out by one block and the President's going over to the church," Barr said.The explanation came after criticism had mounted over the situation, with lawmakers and public figures, including the President's first defense chief, Jim Mattis, decrying the violent spectacle. Barr said...
    (CNN)Republican senators are dismissing the scathing criticism leveled against President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary, James Mattis, the latest sign that Republicans by and large are showing unwavering support for the leader of their party during this high-stakes election year.Mattis, who has widespread support among Senate Republicans for his long military service to the country, contended that Trump "does not even pretend to try" to unite the country and is instead engaged in a "deliberate effort" to divide the country, while lacking "mature leadership." Mattis excoriated Trump's decision to hold a photo-op Monday at a church near the White House, saying troops were ordered to "violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens" who were protesting but were cleared out by police with force to make way for the President's visit.The criticism, however, was met with a shrug of the shoulders by several senior Republicans on Thursday."It's Gen....
    VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 News has now learned a Vallejo officer-involved shooting around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday was fatal.The shooting followed a looting at the Walgreens at Redwood and Broadway.I-TEAM reporter Melanie Woodrow spoke with the victim's family late Tuesday night who confirmed their son was shot and killed.ABC7 News is not releasing the victim's name until the family has had an opportunity to identify his body.During a press conference Tuesday afternoon the Vallejo Police Chief would not take questions about the OIS and said more information would be provided in a separate press conference Wednesday.The city of Vallejo was under an 8pm curfew again Tuesday night after an evening of looting, an officer involved shooting and someone setting fire inside City Hall.City Hall is closed until at least Thursday because of that fire.Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams described a night of violence and looting.RELATED: Bay Area cities implement curfew...
    A dark, towering column of air appeared in Alaska Monday after a wildfire south of Fairbanks generated smoke that was whipped up into a "smokenado." The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Fairbanks said thunderstorms that moved through interior Alaska Sunday sparked a wildfire 10 to 20 miles south-southeast of the Fairbanks airport. Conditions "are certainly not helping the situation," the NWS said. 'COALNADO' DUST DEVIL SPOTTED NEAR MINE IN WEST VIRGINIA On Monday, forecasters said that "active weather" was once again present in the Fairbanks area, with some thunderstorms reported. "In addition to the thunderstorms, one of our forecasters captured this impressive photo of a smokenado from the wildfire just south of town!" the NWS said. There were more than 2,900 lightning strikes over the weekend from thunderstorms across interior Alaska, said the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service. 10 DEADLIEST US TORNADOES ON RECORD Lightning is suspected of causing 15...
    NEW YORK (AP) — An unprecedented curfew in New York City did little to prevent destruction as groups of people smashed their way into shops including Macy’s flagship Manhattan store, grabbed merchandise and fled. Police said more than 200 people were arrested and several officers were injured during the chaos Monday night and early Tuesday that followed another day of peaceful protests throughout the city over the death of George Floyd. One officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Bronx and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said. “Some people are out tonight not to protest but to destroy property and hurt others — and those people are being arrested,” Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted late Monday. “Their actions are unacceptable and we won’t allow them in our city.” Monday was the fourth night in a row of mainly peaceful daytime demonstrations followed by violence...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening rush hour.EMBED More News Videos Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening rush hour. The crowds on the Vine Street Expressway also led to the closure of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the main link from downtown Philadelphia to New Jersey suburbs. Some climbed a steep embankment and scaled a fence as police acted.EMBED More News VideosPolice deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway...
    St. Louis police said four officers were hit by gunfire after protests that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with people smashing windows and stealing items from businesses and fires burning in the downtown area. The police department tweeted early Tuesday that the officers were taken to an area hospital with injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening. St. Louis Police Commissioner Colonel John Hayden Junior briefing reporters early on June 2, 2020. St. Louis Police Department / Twitter Two were shot in the leg, one in a foot and the fourth in an arm, St. Louis Police Commissioner Colonel John Hayden Junior told reporters in an overnight briefing. It was unclear who fired the shots. Police also said on Twitter that officers continued to be targeted by gunfire. Trending News U.S. faces more unrest as Trump promises "decisive action" against violence Astronauts describe first ride aboard SpaceX Crew...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening rush hour.The crowds on the Vine Street Expressway also led to the closure of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the main link from downtown Philadelphia to New Jersey suburbs. Some climbed a steep embankment and scaled a fence as police acted.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. Chopper 6 was over the scene as police used tear gas to disperse the herd of protesters."Today's deployment of tear gas was a means to safely diffuse a volatile and dangerous situation, and restore order, when it became increasingly clear that other measures were...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening rush hour.The crowds on the Vine Street Expressway also led to the closure of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the main link from downtown Philadelphia to New Jersey suburbs. Some climbed a steep embankment and scaled a fence as police acted.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. Chopper 6 was over the scene as police used tear gas to disperse the herd of protesters."Today's deployment of tear gas was a means to safely diffuse a volatile and dangerous situation, and restore order, when it became increasingly clear that other measures were...
    An alleged looter capitalizing on the chaos of the George Floyd protests was shot and wounded early Monday in Lower Manhattan — in a turf war with other looters, police sources told The Post. The opportunist — identified by sources as Ganjel Pepaj, 21 — and a group of friends traveled from The Bronx to join in what started as peaceful protests to demand justice for Floyd, a black man killed May 25 after a white Minnesota cop knelt on his neck, sources said. But as the scene in SoHo devolved into looting, vandalism and clashes with police late Sunday into early Monday, Pepaj and his pals allegedly decided to take advantage by doing some looting of their own, sources said. Hopping from smashed storefront to smashed storefront, however, the group kept encountering another band of looters who didn’t appreciate the incursion on their ill-gotten claims, according to sources. Ganjel Pepaj...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew was set to go into effect at 6 p.m.However, a splinter group of protesters made its way on to the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), forcing police to shut down the highway as officers cleared the scene and took some people into custody.During the curfew, people may leave their homes only to go to work at essential businesses or to seek medical attention or police assistance. The curfew will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.That announcement was made as looting continued in the city. Chopper 6 was over the 2600 block of Germantown Avenue.People could be seen carrying merchandise, stepping over debris scattered on the ground. This came after looting at the same store on Sunday night.EMBED More News Videos Members of the National Guard arrived in Philadelphia to offer support. Members...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators peacefully marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew was set to go into effect at 6 p.m.During the curfew, people may leave their homes only to go to work at essential businesses or to seek medical attention or police assistance. The curfew will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.That announcement was made as looting continued in the city. Chopper 6 was over the 2600 block of Germantown Avenue.People could be seen carrying merchandise, stepping over debris scattered on the ground. This came after looting at the same store on Sunday night.EMBED More News Videos Members of the National Guard arrived in Philadelphia to offer support. Members of the National Guard were in Philadelphia by Monday morning to offer support as the city deals with ongoing unrest.They will be helping to protect what officials call "sensitive" areas of the...
    Hair salons, in-store retail and outdoor dining are set to reopen in New Jersey later this month as the state gradually lifts its coronavirus lockdown, officials announced Monday. The Garden State will reach Stage 2 of its recovery plan on Monday, June 15, Gov. Phil Murphy said. That means dining outside and non-essential shopping can begin again, with some capacity restrictions. Child care centers will also reopen on that day. On June 22, barber shops and hair salons will reopen, and outdoor, non-contact organized sports will be allowed to resume, according to ABC6. Gyms and health clubs will get the green light at a later, yet-to-be announced date. “Over the past several weeks, we’ve been able to take our first steps on our road back because we stayed true to our guiding principles,” Murphy said at a press conference. Murphy said the Stage 2 restart will be phased, and “we...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia will be under a citywide curfew for a third straight night beginning at 6 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.During the curfew, people may leave their homes only to go to work at essential businesses or to seek medical attention or police assistance.That announcement was made as looting continued in the city. Chopper 6 was over the 2600 block of Germantown Avenue.People could be seen carrying merchandise, stepping over debris scattered on the ground. This came after looting at the same store on Sunday night.EMBED More News Videos Members of the National Guard arrived in Philadelphia to offer support. Members of the National Guard were in Philadelphia by Monday morning to offer support as the city deals with ongoing unrest.They will be helping to protect what officials call "sensitive" areas of the city, such as City Hall. Their efforts will free up police for other...
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- Walnut Creek police appear to be gearing up for more looting Monday. Officers have closed some streets and are urging residents to avoid downtown Monday after looting Sunday evening caused widespread damage and one woman was shot.The police department is also suggesting that businesses not open Monday and that stores and residences take steps to prevent property damage, such as removing items that could be used to break windows or cause destruction. The Ray-bans store in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza has about a dozen pairs of sunglasses left. The floor is covered in glass after last night’s looting. pic.twitter.com/aBi1FZygbk— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) June 1, 2020RELATED: Fires, looting erupt as vandals strike East Bay businessesThese warnings came as retail workers and volunteers worked to clean up the mess left behind from Sunday's violence."The looting, the vandalism, it's just really sad," said Teri Frangie of the Women's...
    President Donald Trump, speaking to governors about their responses to protests over George Floyd’s death, said Minnesota was “a laughingstock all over the world,” according to audio posted by CNN. Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that he responded by saying, “No one’s laughing here. We’re in pain. We’re crying. We saw a man lose his life in front of them and our challenge is that this is about social trust, social compacts and reestablishing faith in the people who are there to serve them.” Heres the audio of that remarkable call where Trump lashes out at governors and says they need to crack down on protesters. pic.twitter.com/ANSsniYItN — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 1, 2020 In the wake of the death of Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis police custody last Monday, there were repeated instances of arson and looting in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Walz called up the Minnesota National Guard...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Eighty-seven people were arrested Sunday night for violating the city's 8 p.m. curfew, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said in a press conference Monday.Most of the arrests occurred near Civic Center, where a protest that began earlier in the day continued past 8 p.m. Chief Scott said officers ordered the crowd to disperse, after which they "immediately saw hostility," including objects being thrown at officers and fires being lit.Ultimately, 87 people were arrested for violating the curfew and another 33 people were cited. A loaded handgun, fireworks and other explosives were recovered in the arrests, said Chief Scott.Two officers were assaulted, one using a skateboard and one with a "stun gun type of device," he said.RELATED: Here's which Bay Area cities are under curfew and what it meansThe police chief described Sunday as a much more peaceful day than Saturday, when there was more widespread...
    Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday that a curfew won’t work in New York City amid escalating protests over George Floyd’s police-involved death in Minneapolis — and the National Guard won’t be necessary either. In an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, the top cop panned the idea of a curfew, which dozens of other cities have instituted. “I’ll be honest….we could impose a curfew today,” Shea said. “The problem is, people need to listen to a curfew and that’s not going to happen, first and foremost. If people think it will, they don’t understand what’s going on.” “The second point is, anyone who is on the street during this curfew…would probably already be arrested for five different offenses,” he added. Chief of Department Terence Monahan also rejected the possibility of a curfew during a Monday morning appearance on Good Day New York. “I don’t think we need it in New...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia will be under a citywide curfew for a third straight night beginning at 6 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.During the curfew, people may leave their homes only to go to work at essential businesses or to seek medical attention or police assistance.Members of the National Guard were in Philadelphia by Monday morning to offer support as the city deals with ongoing unrest.They will be helping to protect what officials call "sensitive" areas of the city, such as City Hall. Their efforts will free up police for other law enforcement activities.As the National Guard was present at those locations, looting happened elsewhere in Philadelphia late Sunday night and early Monday morning.LOOTING & DESTRUCTIONOfficials in Philadelphia closed off much of the center of the city after peaceful protests over George Floyd's death turned into a night of destruction with store windows smashed near City Hall, merchandise...
    The District has set a curfew of 7 p.m. Monday after two nights of destruction and looting amid protests of the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis policeman. The nighttime curfew will continue for two nights, and will start again at 7 p.m. Tuesday. An end time of the curfew was not announced. “We will not allow the continued destruction of our hometown,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a Monday morning press conference. Essential workers and media are not subject to the curfew, which begins several hours earlier than the 11 p.m. curfew Bowser set on Sunday night. That curfew lifted at 6 a.m. Monday. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said people who are not exempted can expect to be taken into custody by local police or federal authorities if they are out after curfew. The...
    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and District officials on Monday imposed a 7 p.m curfew after protests turned violent over the weekend, with monuments vandalized and historic buildings set ablaze. Bowser, speaking at a press conference Monday alongside D.C. public safety and health officials, condemned the “destruction” of the capital city. SECRET SERVICE AGENTS WOUNDED OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, CAR BOMBS FEARED AMID DC RIOTS “I want to be very clear about something as the nation’s capital. We are frequent hosts to First Amendment demonstrations, and we applaud the American spirit of protest and especially protest to their federal government,” she said. “However, we do not, and we will not, allow the destruction of our hometown, by people who are coming here to protest or by D.C. residents.” Bowser said she and ocal officials “certainly empathize with the righteous cause that people are here protesting.” “Every single American should be outraged by...
    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A shooting early Monday has left two airmen dead at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, the military said. The base’s emergency services members responded to the shooting, which occurred at 4:30 a.m., a statement from the military said. Officials said there is no risk to other personnel, and the shooting remains under investigation. Additional details about the circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately released. The airmen are members of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing. Officials plan to withhold their names and units until 24 hours after family members are notified. Medical teams are providing disaster mental health services to help people who are affected, the base said. Staff Sgt. Elijaih Tiggs said Monday morning that no further information is being released. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    An attempted burglary suspect struck an NYPD police officer as he tried to take off in a car in Greenwich Village early Monday, cops said. The man was attempting to burglarize a business at Fifth Avenue and 8th Street around 3:30 a.m., police said. When cops spotted him, he bolted into an older model red Ford Explorer and sideswiped a male officer — hitting his legs, authorities said. The officer was taken to Bellevue Medical Center in stable condition, authorities said. The suspect remained at large Monday morning. The incident comes as looters descended on stores in the area amid protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd.
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Workers in white coveralls and face masks swept Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar with disinfectant Saturday as Turkey prepared to lift many remaining coronavirus restrictions, including the suspension of domestic flights. Turkish Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said flights between Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya and Trabzon would resume Monday and others gradually added after that. The 15th century Grand Bazaar has been closed since March 23 and got its floors scrubbed before other parts of business and social life restart in Turkey on Monday. TOP STORIES Trump vetoes first domestic bill in four years, rejects measure on education loan forgiveness Trump calls for MAGA Night at the White House after demonstrators clash with Secret Service Federal officer fatally shot during violent protest in Oakland Fatih Kurtulmus, chairman of the bazaar’s board of directors, said shoppers would have their temperatures checked for fevers upon entry and the number...
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