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08/11/2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Released To Public In Russia

The Russian Health Ministry is authorizing a COVID-19 vaccine for the public's use. Russian news agencies report that President Vladimir Putin made the announcement this Tuesday during a meeting with government officials. The vaccine was developed by a scientific research institute of epidemiology and microbiology in Moscow in conjunction with the Ministry of Defense. In his announcement, Putin said as far as he is aware, it is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be registered for public use anywhere in the world. He said one of his two daughters has had two injections of the vaccine and is doing well. He did not mention whether it is Maria or Katerina.

08/11/2020

New Technology Deployed To Enforce Public Health Mandates

New technological devices are being deployed to enforce public health mandates. In New Jersey, the Butler School District will require all students and teachers attending classes this Fall to wear Bluetooth arm bands that test their temperatures, and send the reports to school nurses. Schools Superintendent Dr. Dan Johnson says the arm bands will be another layer of protection for everyone. Any student or staff member who refuses to wear the arm band will be banned from school buildings.

In Texas, a temperature scanner in use in public buildings detects if a person has a fever and if so, an email is sent to the HR department. The Documation scanner is now in place at the San Antonio Food Bank. The COVID-19 inspired contactless thermal temperature scanner screens visitors and employees. It can measure a person's temperature in less than a second with more than 98-percent accuracy. The scanner sends an email to HR if somebody enters the building with a fever.

08/11/2020

Seattle Police Chief Resigns

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best is resigning after the city council voted to defund the police department and cut a hundred jobs from the force. Best said Monday her resignation is effective September 2nd, noting the difficult times the city has faced with protests against police brutality in the weeks following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

The city council Monday voted 8-1 to cut jobs, funding and the chief's salary. The one no vote was cast by a council member who didn't think the cuts went far enough. In her resignation letter, Best told her officers they work for the greatest police department in the country, and said the vast majority of people in Seattle support and appreciate them.

08/10/2020

Rioters Run Rampant, Vandalize Downtown Chicago

As of early Monday morning, looting and property damage has been reported in downtown Chicago. Police say large crowds could be seen breaking windows and entering stores across the Magnificent Mile in the ongoing situation. Based on a request from public safety officals, the CTA has suspended bus and train service downtown. There is no word on specific incidents or the number of arrests.

08/09/2020

Trump Signs Executive Orders After COVID Relief Talks Stall

President Trump is making good on his pledge to take action after coronavirus relief talks with Congress stalled. Trump signed four executive orders Saturday extending federal unemployment benefits and suspending payroll taxes through the end of the year. He told a news conference in at his golf club in New Jersey unemployed Americans will receive 400-dollars a week under the provision. Other actions include halting rental evictions and suspending student loan repayments.

Democrat lawmakers say the orders don't go far enough and call for more negotiations between Congress and the White House to hammer out a better deal. Republican lawmakers echoed the need for Congress to act.

08/08/2020

Trump Could Sign COVID Relief Executive Orders This Weekend

President Trump says he'll take executive action on coronavirus relief if he has to, and he'll probably get sued for it. He says the orders are reviewed by lawyers could be signed this weekend. He said his plan is to extend unemployment benefits and defering payroll tax to the end of the year. He also wants to defer student loan payments until further notice and extend moratoriums on evictions.

08/05/2020

Isaias Leaves Deadly Trail

At least six people are dead after Isaias wreaked havoc across the Eastern U.S. The storm is now a post-tropical cyclone over Canada but roared ashore Monday night in North Carolina as a category one hurricane. Two people were killed by a storm-spawned tornado in North Carolina. Three were killed by trees in Maryland, New York City and Delaware while another person in Pennsylvania died after her car got caught in floodwaters.

08/04/2020

BLM Activists File Lawsuit Against Seattle For Police Use Of Force

The city of Seattle is facing another lawsuit from Black Lives Matter activists. The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle claims demonstrators are being “priced out” of their Constitutional right to peacefully protest due to the need for pricey protective gear to defend themselves from police violence. The lawsuit was filed by five protesters who say they were victims of “indiscriminate” violence from police officers during demonstrations on Capitol Hill on June 25th. The plaintiffs say protesters are having to purchase expensive equipment like helmets, gas masks and goggles in order to safely protest due to police use of crowd control weapons like less-lethal projectiles, pepper spray and tear gas. The lawsuit calls the need to purchase such items amounts to a “de facto protest tax.”

08/03/2020

Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume, 83, Dies

John Hume, the political leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping bring peace to Northern Ireland, has died at age 83. Hume died early Monday at a nursing home in Londonderry. Hume was one of Northern Ireland's best-known politicians for more than 30 years and played a major role in peace talks that led to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Hume's contribution to peace in Northern Ireland was "epic and he will rightly be remembered for it."

08/02/2020

SpaceX Crew Dragon On The Way Home

The two astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon are headed back to Earth. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history as the first SpaceX astronauts when they blasted off to the International Space Station last May. Now the crew has undocked from the ISS and is headed home. The return process is being livestreamed on NASA TV. Splashdown of the Crew Dragon will take place early this afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida.

08/02/2020

Actor Wilford Brimley Dies At Age 85

Actor Wilford Brimley is dead. TMZ reports the star of "Cocoon" and "The Natural" died in Utah. He was the face of Quaker Oats for years and a spokesperson for diabetes education. He was open about his own battle with the disease, which he has been managing since 1979. He has been acting since the 1970s and had more than 70 credits over his career. He rose to fame with a recurring role on "The Waltons." He also appeared in "Walker, Texas Ranger," and "Seinfeld."

08/01/2020

Hurricane Isaias Strengthens

Hurricane Isaias is picking up strength as it moves closer to the Florida coast. The Category One hurricane is currently about 115 miles south of Nassau in the southern Bahamas with winds of 85-miles-per-hour. The National Hurricane Center says Isaias is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida late Saturday into Sunday. Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in every county along the coast, and is urging residents to pay close attention to local warnings. Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane into early next week as it moves north toward the Carolinas.

07/29/2020

Amazon's Bezos, Other Big Tech Execs To Testify In Congress

Seattle-based Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is welcoming federal scrutiny of his company ahead of today’s testimony before Congress. In written testimony released yesterday, Bezos said he believes Amazon and all large institutions should be watched closely. Bezos is scheduled to testify today before the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel. Bezos and other CEOs of big tech companies will be discussing whether they are too big. Bezos will point out that Amazon faces stiff competition from traditional retailers like Target, Costco, and Walmart.

07/29/2020

Trump Announces Deal With Kodak For Drug Manufacturing In US

The President says his administration is signing an agreement with photo pioneer Kodak to produce pharmaceutical products in the U.S. Donald Trump said the deal was made under the Defense Production Act. He said Kodak will begin producing generic pharmaceutical ingredients. This will make drug costs more competitive in America. The President says it is the 33rd time the DPA has been used during the COVID-19 emergency.

07/28/2020

AG Barr To Talk Russia Investigation, Crime Before House Committee

Attorney General William Barr is accusing Democrats of trying to discredit him over his investigation into the Russia investigation. Barr also says President Trump has never interfered in how he handles criminal cases and has told him to make whatever call he thinks is right. That's what Barr is expected to say today in his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. Barr's opening statement, released Monday, shows he'll also talk about Black crime and defend police officers.

07/27/2020

Hollywood Mourns Death Of Oscar-Winner Olivia de Havilland At 104

A motion picture legend who helped bring the Studio System Era to an end has died. "The Hollywood Reporter" says Olivia de Havilland passed away from natural causes Saturday at her home in Paris. She was 104-years-old.

Her career began in 1935 and spanned over five decades from Hollywood's "Golden Age" of cinema through 1988. She gained notice from her earlier film work at Warner Brothers, but then shot to stardom after the studio paired her together with Erroll Flynn in "Captain Blood," the first of many films they did together.

De Havilland appeared in several classic films including "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex." The two-time Oscar-winner is perhaps best known to today's audiences for portraying Melanie Hamilton in the 1939 classic "Gone With the Wind." De Havilland was one of the last survivors of the David O. Selznick-produced epic.

07/26/2020

Regis Philbin Dies From Heart Attack

TV host Regis Philbin is dead at the age of 88 after suffering a heart attack. Philbin is well known for his work on "The Tonight Show," "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and "Live! With Regis And Kelly." Philbin's legendary career spanned 60 years hosting radio, variety, game and talk shows and earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most broadcast hours. Family members say he died this morning at his home in Manhattan. He's survived by his wife, Joy.

President Trump tweeted his tribute to Philbin saying, "One of the greats in the history of television, Regis Philbin has passed on to even greater airwaves, at 88. He was a fantastic person, and my friend." He expressed his condolences to Philbin's wife Joy.

David Letterman said Philbin was the best guest he ever had on his show. Jimmy Kimmel called him a great broadcaster and a good friend. Philbin's longtime co-host, Kelly Ripa, called him "the ultimate class act." His other co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, said, "there will never be another."

07/26/2020

Disaster Declared In Part Of Texas Over Hurricane Hanna; Douglas Approaches Hawaii

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is declaring 32 counties disaster areas because of Hurricane Hanna. The Category One storm reached the state's Gulf Coast Saturday afternoon with winds of more than 90 miles per hour. It tore the roofs off some homes and brought flooding to some areas. Abbott said any hurricane is a challenge, but one coming during the middle of a pandemic is even more so.

A hurricane warning is in effect in Hawaii as Douglas makes its way toward the state. The Category One storm has maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and it is expected to pass near or over parts of the state on Sunday. Maui and Kauai counties could see five to ten inches of rain through Monday. Oahu has opened 13 emergency shelters. It's likely all of the state's islands will feel the impact of the storm.

07/25/2020

John Lewis Virtual Love Events Begin Ahead Of Funeral In Atlanta

The John Lewis Virtual Love events start today ahead of his funeral planned in Atlanta this coming Thursday. Celebration of the Congressman's life will take place today first in his birthplace of Troy, Alabama. This will be followed by another event this afternoon in Selma at the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church where the civil rights pioneer will lie in repose throughout the rest of the evening.

Sunday morning there is a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and in the afternoon a ceremony is planned at the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery where Lewis will lie in state throughout the evening. On Monday and Tuesday, Lewis will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda and Wednesday at the Georgia State Capitol Rotunda. Thursday's funeral services at Ebenezer Baptist Church are private. Most of the national news outlets will cover the John Lewis Virtual Love events.

07/25/2020

President Tweets About His Prescription Drug Measures

President Trump is doing some early morning tweeting to tout his executive orders intended to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. Trump says the four measures he signed yesterday will cut prescription drug prices "in many cases by more than 50-percent." He says nothing like it has been done before and it will benefit all citizens "especially our seniors." Yesterday he said the changes will allow importations of safe and legal drugs from Canada and other countries with significant cost savings.

07/25/2020

Judge Says No To Request To Keep Feds From Making Arrests In Portland

A federal judge is denying a request to keep federal agents from making arrests in Portland. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit to end the action amid protests over systemic racism and police brutality that have spilled over into nightly violence and vandalism. The district judge explained she didn't show why this case is different from others looking to vindicate their rights to freedom of speech and assembly. The Trump administration sent federal police to Portland after federal buildings were targeted by the night time mob. Federal government officials say they don't plan on leaving the city until "the violence stops."

07/22/2020

NY Planned Parenthood To Remove Racist Namesake

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is removing the founder's name from it's Manhattan location because of her "racist legacy." The Margaret Sanger Health Center will be renamed, as Sanger was tied to the eugenics movement including endorsing a 1927 ruling allowing states to sterilize people without their permission. Board chair Karen Seltzer says the move was to reckon with Planned Parenthood's legacy contributing to "historical reproductive harm within communities of color."

07/22/2020

State Department Orders China To Close Houston Consulate

The State Department is ordering China to close its consulate in Houston, and Beijing is vowing to retaliate. The State Department said it's shutting down the consulate to protect American intellectual property and the private information of U.S. citizens. Today's confirmation comes a day after the Justice Department indicted two Chinese nationals living in China. The DOJ accused them of hacking governments, dissidents, human rights activists, and private companies, including those conducting coronavirus vaccine research. Local media reported Tuesday night that consulate staff were burning documents in a courtyard.

07/22/2020

Homeland Security Say 43 Federal Arrests Have Been Made In Portland Since July 4th

Homeland Security says there have been 43 federal arrests in Portland since July 4th. Acting department Secretary Chad Wolf said the protesting in Portland has been hostile and maintained his stance that the agency acknowledges that people have a right to protest peacefully. Local law officials have voiced their displeasure of federal officials in The City of Roses and have advocated for them to be removed. The federal agents are in Portland to protect federal buildings and other federal assets which have been the target of agitators.

07/21/2020

Missouri AG Seeking To Dismiss Charges Against St. Louis Couple

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is planning to seek dismissal of charges against a St. Louis couple seen pointing guns at activists who broke into their gated community on June 28. The group was on its way to demonstrate in front of the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson who lives in the same private community. The mayor's neighbors, attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey together operate a personal injury law firm.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is bringing charges against each for unlawful use of a weapon. The pair were photographed in front of their front door holding guns as the rowdy agitators poured down the sidewalk in front of their home after breaking down the nearby metal gate of the upscale community. The crowd also included a group of otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter supporters who marched by without incident.

AG Schmitt called the charges a political prosecution by Gardner, adding that citizens shouldn't be targeted for exercising their second amendment right to self-defense. Governor Mike Parson calls the charges "outrageous," blasting Gardner for pushing the case forward despite a backlog of cases and dozens of homicides that haven't been prosecuted.

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