ABC News reporter David Wright has been suspended for comments he made while unknowingly being recorded by operatives of Project Veritas. Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe tweeted earlier, that an upcoming video ’will expose ABC News’ agenda to mislead voters and push their own narratives’. Project Veritas previously exposed ABC News over allegedly covering up reporting on Jeffrey Epstein.
A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) highlight the negative environmental impacts from platforms like Lyft and Uber.
President Trump’s presidential campaign has sued The New York Times for libel over a March 2019 opinion piece. The lawsuit accuses the Times of intentionally defaming Trump with an op-ed written by a former executive editor claiming that his 2016 campaign had an ’overarching deal’ with Russia. The campaign is seeking millions of dollars in damages.
A 17-year-old Pakistani boy was reportedly mauled to death by lions at a safari park in Lahore Pakistan. The boy had been missing for 3 days. According to Director Safari Park Lahore Chaudhry Shafqat, the body parts of the boy were discovered after the family contacted the park administration in this regard on Wednesday morning.
New Mexico’s governor signed a law that would allow courts to order the temporary seizure of firearms from individuals deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. The law will allow law enforcement officers to petition a court to order the temporary seizure of firearms from an at risk individual if they can provide evidence that the individual presents a danger to themselves or others.
The Smithsonian Institution has released 2.8 million high-res, two- and three-dimensional images from its collections to a new Open Access online platform. The material comes from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives and the National Zoo. Throughout the rest of 2020, the institution plans to add another 200,000 images.
More than 200 Native Americans have signed a letter, urging Senator Elizabeth Warren to unequivocally retract some claims she had made about her ancestry. The Senator from Massachusetts had made claims of having Native American ancestry. The letter argued that such claims made by the Democratic presidential candidate have ’normalized white people claiming to be Native.’
San Francisco declared a local emergency over the coronavirus on Tuesday, despite having no cases. The city said it made the move to boost its coronavirus preparedness and raise public awareness of risks. Earlier on Tuesday, the CDC recommended preparations for community spread after infections surfaced in several more countries.
Top US scientists and doctors from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that ’community spread’ of the novel coronavirus is likely to meet pandemic criteria, causing significant economic and social disruption. Officials suggest US schools and businesses prepare to adapt their operations to teleconferencing in the event of large scale quarantines imposed on US communities.
Sea Shepherd and Mexican authorities rescue a trapped humpback whale from an illegal Totoaba Gillnet that was adrift in the Gulf of California.
An off-duty deputy of a Florida sheriff shot and wounded a man who reportedly broke into her house with an ax. The deputy, who was at home with her children on Tuesday night, heard the man trying to break through the door using the ax.
A debate aide to former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said that the Democratic primary debate stage had become a ’production studio’ for re-election campaign of President Donald Trump. The aide also said that there was a ’lot of risk’ in attacking Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on the debate stage.
A strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of eastern Indonesia Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning.