Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said the March police killing of Daniel Prude ’had been downplayed from the very beginning as a PCP overdose.’ Warren’s office released 325 pages of documents pertaining to Prude’s death, which showed the police tried to block a request from the attorney of Prude’s kin to release the body-camera footage from the arrest citing ’current climate in the city and nation.’
Thousands of residents in North Carolina were given a shock after they were incorrectly told that they were infected by the novel coronavirus. Nearly 6,700 residents from the Mecklenburg County received a message from the Mecklenburg County Health Department on Friday which said they had tested positive for COVID-19. The results were, however, incorrect due to a technical error by Health Space.
US Household income titled Income & Poverty in US: 2019. by US Census Bureau reported that median household income rose 6.8% to $68,703 between 2018 & 2019. The income distribution was across all segments and amid a historical trend of flat wages since 1973. This goes to show that income of US household rose rapidly in 2019 owing to President Trump’s immigration policy, higher economic push.
Authorities in Austin, Texas reported that a collision between two cranes at a construction site led to 22 people getting injured. Due to the collision, one of the cranes collapsed partially, sending workers scrambling for safety. The cranes collided and tangled with each other several stories above a building which is currently under construction a few miles north of downtown.
Experts at the St Louis zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. Three of the eggs laid on 23 July remain in an incubator, two were used for genetic sampling and snakes in the other two eggs did not survive. Experts said it was unusual though not rare for ball pythons to reproduce asexually.
Alan Dershowitz has filed a defamation suit against CNN seeking $300M for what he called a ’willful, deliberate, malicious effort to destroy my credibility’. Dershowitz claims that CNN selectively edited a clip of his remarks from the Senate floor during President Trump’s impeachment trial. He added that he plans to donate any awarding to ’charities and to good causes’.
Protesters turned up at a hospital where two deputies are being treated after being critically injured in an ambush and called for their death. Reacting to this in a TV show, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the behavior of the protesters was ’something almost worthy of ISIS.’ The gunman who ambushed and shot two deputies over the weekend still remains at large.
Hurricane Sally intensified to Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds on early Wed. as it continued to move towards northern Gulf Coast. Sally is expected to cause flooding owing to incessant rains, ferocious winds and life-threatening storm surges along the Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts, as per prediction from forecasters. It has already dumped 12.71 inches of rain in Pensacola, Florida.
First drops of rain on Tuesday brought some hope that firefighters can start controlling the 29 wildfires raging across Oregon. The Salvation Army’s wildfire response in Oregon said crews were making progress and the first raindrops in Clackamas County made them hopeful. The American Red Cross Cascades Region in Medford said there was slight improvement, but the threat remains.
A woman who taught French in the Boston University was killed in an elevator accident in her apartment building. Officers found Carrie O’Connor, 38, in the elevator on the first floor of a building in the city’s Allston neighborhood. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Later, police said she died of traumatic asphyxia.
Bill Gates has expressed doubts over the FDA’s ability with respect to COVID-19 vaccines, and said that the agency had lost credibility amid the pandemic, which has ’undone 25 years of vaccination progress’. As per recent surveys, nearly a third of American citizens have decided to not get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19, with many feeling that the shots being developed are rushed.
The mayor of Louisville, Greg Fischer, said the city will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and reform the police force as part of a lawsuit settlement months after police shot dead Taylor. However, Fischer said the civil settlement has nothing do with the criminal investigation that is currently underway in the case. Taylor’s slaying triggered months of protests in Louisville.
Kanye West via tweet on Monday night said that he is not putting any more music out till he is completed his contract with Sony & Universal. He further added that he is not going to watch his people be enslaved hence he is putting his life on the line for his people. He said that the music industry and NBA are modern day slave ships and he is the new Moses.
Joe Biden is on his maiden Florida visit as the Democratic presidential nominee. It comes at a time when Latino voters, a critical vote bank, are seen to be shifting away from the Democratic Party. Biden may still win the presidency without Florida, but the state is considered to be the key to the White House. Ex-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged $100 million for Biden’s Florida campaign.
Severe smoke from wildfires in the West is now clouding skies all the way across US. Surprisingly the wildfire smoke has traveled thousands of miles and finally reached the East. The National Weather Service forecast for Washington, DC on Tuesday predicted for few clouds through the day. However, smoke from wildfires is likely to continue to block the sky to some extent as per the Weather Service.
What began as a routine traffic stop turned into a male resisting arrest and disobeying commands of officers to exit the vehicle. Officers deployed tasers and pepper spray, which proved to be ineffective. The suspect produced a firearm and shot both officers, killing one of them. Tulsa Police has released bodycam and dashcam footage of the incident.