The body of 5 year old Cameron Walters, who went missing from an Ohio campground on Monday was recovered by authorities from a lake. Walters went missing at the Mineral Springs Lake Resort in Peebles. The town is located 70 miles to the East of Cincinnati.
Hundreds of people protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody blocked an LA freeway and shattered windows of California Highway Patrol cruisers Wednesday. In Los Angeles, protesters at one point were seen burning an upside-down American flag, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported. Several hundred demonstrators marched in downtown LA -- as well as in other cities across the nation
Antibody tests to determine if people have been infected with Covid-19 may be wrong up to half of the time, according to the CDC. The agency warned that the testing is not accurate enough for it to be used for any policy-making decisions. The CDC says if a relatively low proportion of people in an area have contracted the virus, the test is likely to yield a significant number of false positives
A West Virginia postal worker was charged with attempted election fraud after prosecutors found he amended party preferences on mail-ballot applications in favour of the Republicans. Thomas Cooper, 47, admitted that he amended some applications collected at the Onega post office from Democrat to Republican, and added that his actions were a ’joke’ and that he did not know the voters concerned.
The US death toll from coronavirus topped 100,000 on Wednesday, a grim milestone even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen after two months of lockdowns. About 1,400 Americans have died on average each day in May, down from a peak of 2,000 in April. However, with less than 5% of the world’s population, the US accounts for nearly one-third of all known coronavirus fatalities.
Twitter has taken the unprecedented step of adding fact-check warnings to two of President Donald Trump’s tweets that called mail-in ballots ’substantially fraudulent’ and predicted a ’Rigged Election.’ On Wednesday, the president threatened to impose new regulation on social media companies or even to ’close them down. Harvard law professor, Lawrence Tribe argues that he has no case.
A group of 23 US states, the District of Columbia and a dozen environmental groups sued Trump administration Wednesday over its decision to weaken fuel efficiency standards, arguing that the move is based on erroneous science. In March, the administration issued rules requiring 1.5% annual increases in fuel efficiency through 2026 - far weaker than the 5% increases set under Obama administration
Minneapolis shuddered with violence overnight Wednesday, as rioters ignited fires and looted stores all over the city, standing in stark contrast to the mostly peaceful protests outside of a South Side police station over the police killing of George Floyd.
A letter signed by Democrats Sen. Patty Murray, Rep. Bobby Scott, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro claims that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is trying to reroute coronavirus aid money to K-12 private schools ’in contravention of both the plain reading of the statute and the intent of Congress.’ Earlier in May, the Dept. of Education issued guidance that aid to schools should include private institutions.
Kathy Griffin received backlash on social media after suggesting Trump should be injected with a ’syringe with air inside’ on Tuesday. Griffin had responded to remarks Trump made at a White House event dedicated to seniors suffering from diabetes, where he jokingly asked if he should be on ’insulin.’’Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick. F--- TRUMP,’ the comedian reacted.
The Minneapolis police officer seen kneeling on the neck of an unarmed black man before he died was a 19-year department veteran who was the subject of a dozen police conduct complaints that resulted in no disciplinary action. Derek Chauvin, 44, was also investigated over a fatal police shooting in 2006. Meanwhile, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Wednesday demanded the arrest of Chauvin.
A woman who called the police after a black man asked her to put her dog on a leash in New York City’s Central Park because he feared it could endanger wildlife has been fired from her job with an investment firm. Franklin Templeton said it ’made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately.’ ’We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,’ the company added
Authorities reported that Peter Manfredonia, a UConn student who killed two men and kidnapped a woman was arrested in Maryland after a manhunt that lasted five days. Mr. Manfredonia was detained without injury on Wednesday.
Sam Johnson, a former Representative from Texas, died on Wednesday at age 89. He was a Vietnam War veteran, he flew combat missions in Korea, and he served in Congress for more than two decades. Members of the Republican Party in Texas paid their tributes to Mr. Johnson when news broke of his death.
Dr. Ala Stanford, a doctor in Philadelphia is helping the black community of the region by helping them get tested for the novel coronavirus for free. Ms. Stanford has tested nearly 1,500 people in some of the poorest neighborhoods of the city. Blacks make up the majority of the population in Philadelphia, and account for nearly half of the city’s COVID-19 cases.
The US Navy accused Russian pilots of unsafe intercept of a US aircraft flying in international airspace over Mediterranean Sea for the third time in two months. It further said that the two Russian SU-35 fighters simultaneously flew near the wings of the US P-8A Poseidon plane in an ’unsafe and unprofessional’ manner. This comes after Russian pilots buzzed two US planes in same region in Apr.
The DOJ has ended its investigation into three senators who were under scrutiny for stock trades made before the COVID-19 pandemic roiled the financial, while an investigation into a fourth senator remains ongoing. Senators Kelly Loeffler, Jim Inhofe and Dianne Feinstein are no longer being investigated. GOP Senator Richard Burr remains under investigation.
Lawmakers from the Republican Party sued Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives in an effort to prevent the Democrats from going ahead with proxy voting. House Democrats had agreed to voting by proxy in order to avoid the risk of travel to Washington during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, stressed that in order to effectively combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans must wear masks in public spaces. Although he conceded that masks are not always 100% effective in preventing the spread of droplets, he also said they are a good public health habit to practice.