HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Police say six people were killed and at least 30 were injured when a gunman opened fire on crowds of Fourth of July paradegoers in a Chicago suburb. Continue reading “Who were the victims of the Highland Park parade shooting?”
El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — A semitruck on Tuesday crashed into an SUV carrying 25 people on a Southern California highway, killing 13 people and leaving others injured, authorities said.
California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson said 12 people died at the scene, which is about 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and another died after arriving at the hospital. Hospital officials earlier reported there were 15 killed and more people in the SUV. Continue reading “Hospital: Semitruck crashes with SUV carrying 25, killing 13”
LONDON (AP) — Imagine a world where you move around in your own personal sound bubble. You listen to your favorite tunes, play loud computer games, watch a movie or get navigation directions in your car — all without disturbing those around you.
That’s the possibility presented by “sound beaming,” a new futuristic audio technology from Noveto Systems, an Israeli company. On Friday it will debut a desktop device that beams sound directly to a listener without the need for headphones. Continue reading “New device puts music in your head — no headphones required”
The coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. will face its darkest period so far over the next three to four months as cases continue to surge above 100,000 per day, a newly appointed coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday.
“What America has to understand is that we are about to enter Covid hell,” Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told CNBC’s “Squawk Alley.” “It is happening.” Continue reading “Biden coronavirus advisor Osterholm says U.S. is ‘about to enter Covid hell’”
The night before she almost ruined her life, Melissa Rein Lively couldn’t sleep.
She had gotten into a fight with her husband, Jared, and though they had never spent more than a few nights apart during their nine-and-a-half-year marriage, they both needed space. It had been a difficult few months. So here she was, alone in a hotel room on the night before July 4, her favorite holiday, one she and Jared traditionally spent in Greece. She felt trapped. And she couldn’t sleep. Continue reading “She fell into QAnon and went viral for destroying a Target mask display. Now she’s rebuilding her life.”
(November 2, 2020 / JNS) Google Play banned the third-party app BitChute this week, which was promoted as a “free speech” alternative to YouTube that has become a safe haven for neo-Nazis, hosting racist, violent and anti-Semitic videos that are later posted on social media.
Google suspended the app, stating that it is in violation of its affiliate spam policy, although BitChute denies this claim, tweeting a photo of Google’s notification. Continue reading “British lawyers, activists seek to dismantle racist, anti-Semitic YouTube alternative website”
(Bloomberg) — The sprint to find medical breakthroughs to contain Covid-19 stumbled this week, as a pair of pharmaceutical giants working to develop treatments and vaccines suffered setbacks in the clinic.
On Tuesday, Eli Lilly & Co. said that enrollment in a government-sponsored clinical trial of its antibody therapy had been paused out of safety concerns. That came less than 24 hours after Johnson & Johnson said research on its experimental vaccine was paused after a study volunteer fell ill. Continue reading “Race for Virus Cure Hits Reality as Complications Mount”
Political, anti-Semitic flyers placed on cars and in mailboxes Thursday throughout Harrison Township in Gloucester County, NJ were under investigation by police.
The flyers were from a group calling themselves the Mullica Hill Millitia and a post on the Facebook group, Mullica Hill Living, had a picture of one. The flyer in the picture had swastika drawn on it along with “Vote Trump,” We got your back!,” and a phone number. Continue reading “Police investigating anti-Semitic political flyers distributed in N.J. town”
After an exhaustive investigation, authorities in Madison, WI, say there’s not enough evidence to prove four white men lit a biracial woman on fire.
According to investigators, she wasn’t even in the city when she says the attack happened. Continue reading “Alleged Hate Crime in Madison, WI, Exposed as Yet Another Hate Hoax”
President Trump is moving to revamp federal agencies’ racial sensitivity trainings, casting some of them “divisive” and “un-American,” according to a memo by the White House Office of Management and Budget.
In the two-page memo, OMB Director Russell Vought says that Trump has asked him to prevent federal agencies from spending millions in taxpayer dollars on these training sessions. Vought says OMB will instruct federal agencies to come up with a list of all contracts related to training sessions involving “white privilege“ or “critical race theory,” and do everything possible within the law to cancel those contracts, the memo states. Continue reading “White House directs federal agencies to cancel race-related training sessions it calls ‘Un-American propaganda’”
Following the shooting death of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin allegedly murdered by a militia member who was openly carrying a military-style semi-automatic rifle, the human rights organization Amnesty International has called for a national repeal of all “open carry” laws that allow gun owners to openly carry firearms, such as rifles or pistols, in public.
On Tuesday, two men, 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum and 26-year-old Anthony Huber, were allegedly killed by 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who now faces a first-degree murder charge. Video captured the alleged shooting and footage of the gunman walking calmly past police afterward. Continue reading “Amnesty International Calls for End To ‘Open Carry’ After Kenosha Shooting”
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is the only city that the federal health authorities are asking to help plan distribution for a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available.
Health Commissioner Tom Farley remains optimistic that at least one vaccine will be available by early next year. Continue reading “Farley optimistic a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready by spring; Philly will help plan its distribution”
Music fans stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak will soon be able to get the full concert experience, all while at a safe distance, as Citizens Bank Park plays host to a drive-in concert series.
The series will include more than 13 live performances from musicians and comics and will take place at the parking lot of the Phillies’ stadium starting Sunday and running through Sept. 7. Continue reading “Citizens Bank Park to Play Host to Drive-In Concert Series”
A Florida sheriff barred deputies from wearing facial coverings in most work settings, authorities said Wednesday, even as the state continues to struggle with record-breaking coronavirus numbers.
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods insisted there’s no conclusive evidence that wearing masks curbs the spread of the virus — despite explicit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines saying just that. Continue reading “Florida sheriff orders deputies not to wear masks, bans civilians in masks from office”
Brooklyn College Professor of Math Education Laurie Rubel argued this week on Twitter that the mathematical equation 2+2=4 “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.” Rubel’s tweet was retweeted and promoted by several academics at universities and colleges around the nation. Continue reading “Brooklyn College Education Prof. Claims Math Is ‘White Supremacist Patriarchy’”
So far, most of the conversation about COVID-19 vaccines has focused on the question of whether researchers can develop an effective vaccine in record time.
But maybe we should start asking another question as well: Will enough Americans actually get the vaccine for it to be effective? Continue reading “Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42 percent — a new low”
A nationwide coin shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic has revived a debate: Is now the time to eliminate the penny?
During lockdowns, consumers have stayed home and avoided emptying their piggy banks of coins in exchange for paper money. Shoppers have also opted to rely on credit and debit cards instead of touching cash. Continue reading “New Push to Get Rid of Pennies in Pandemic Coin Shortage”
Jewish leaders expressed outrage Friday and Saturday over an anti-Semitic meme posted on the Facebook page of Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia NAACP. They called for Muhammad’s removal as head of the local civil rights group.
“This vile behavior from a civic leader is incredibly dangerous for Jewish communities across the world,” said Laura Frank, interim director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. In a statement, Frank demanded that the national NAACP remove Muhammad from his post immediately. Continue reading “Jewish groups call for ouster of local NAACP head over anti-Semitic Facebook post”