In a public rebuke, President Trump called on two liberal Supreme Court justices - Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg - to recuse themselves from any cases involving his administration. Trump accused Sotomayor of attempting to shame other justices to vote with her. He also called her out for not criticizing Ginsburg after she called him a ’faker’ during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The FBI and NYPD raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women on his Bahamas estate. The fashion executive is a friend of Prince Andrew and has hosted the royal and his children at his Bahamas mansion over the last few decades.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in favor of a Border Patrol agent who faced a lawsuit from parents of a Mexican child he killed in a June 2010 cross-border shooting. The court’s five justices held that the parents could not use American courts to sue patrol agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010. Mesa was on US soil in Texas when he fired the fatal shot.
An Indiana man is facing federal charges for allegedly spray painting a swastika and other Nazi symbols on a synagogue’s property in what federal authorities are certain wasn’t any kind of prank. Nolan Brewer, a 20-year-old from Cloverdale, Indiana, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to violate civil rights.
Amid growing fears that the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic, President Trump took to assuring US citizens that everything was under control. Speaking at a CEO roundtable in New Delhi, Trump said, ’I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away’. A subsequent tweet added, ’The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!’.
Cenk Uygur, one of the founders of The Young Turks, has reportedly pleaded with his staff not to unionize during a meeting earlier this month. This came shortly after a Twitter handle claiming to represent TYT employees had announced their intention to form a union. Uygur argued that a union does not belong at a small, independent outlet like TYT.
The Santa Clara County has been ordered by the federal government to completely drain the Anderson Reservoir. The government has said that an earthquake could trigger the collapse of the dam, and has hence ordered the largest water source in the county to be drained.
Bailey Nielsen, 11, showed up before state lawmakers in Boise, Idaho, with a loaded AR-15 assault rifle in support of a proposed gun law. Her grandfather, Charles Nielsen, used her to display to the type of person who could handle a firearm responsibly during his speech to the house panel. ’Bailey is carrying a loaded AR-15,’ Charles Nielsen told lawmakers.
Hitting out at Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, President Donald Trump said that reports which alleged Russian interference in the 2020 elections are ’highly exaggerated’. The Washington Post had run an article wherein it claimed that Russia was trying to get Bernie Sanders nominated, so that Trump could eventually get re-elected.
Authorities have identified a suspect in connection to racist graffiti found scrawled in academic buildings last week at Salisbury University in Maryland. Classes had been canceled Thursday after the graffiti, including a message threatening black students with lynching, was found written across a wall and a door.
Cook County public defenders and law clerks, which included more than 530 women, could soon receive $14 million as part of a class-action lawsuit that claims they were subjected to a hostile work environment that involved male inmates who would masturbate in front of them.
A person was killed by police officers in Alabama early Tuesday, the police chief said. The man who was killed had opened fire at the officers when they were responding to reports of suspicious activity in a neighborhood. The person fired shots at the officers and ran away, and was killed after a short foot chase.
A family in Arizona and their dog narrowly avoided being swept away after their SUV got stuck in rushing floodwaters. The incident happened Saturday along the Sycamore Creek in the Tonto National Forest. The owner of another car Joe Osuch managed to hook a winch cable from his car and after several throws, the man driving the submerged vehicle caught the other end.
Lost for seven days after a sunset hike on Valentine’s Day an elderly couple survived on puddle water and ferns. Rescuers had lost hope of finding the couple alive when they heard them shouting for help deep in a California wood. The couple said they will be ’forever grateful for the hard work and dedication’ of all the search and rescue volunteers and first responders for searching every day.