“Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every single person tested was positive,” Fox 35 News reported. “Other labs had very high positivity rates.” Continue reading “Coronavirus update: Florida labs not reporting negative test results, report says”
Despite resistance from civil liberties groups and liberal journalists (which is ironic, considering that he was a white supremacist), the US has successfully executed convicted murderer Daniel Lee after the Supreme Court cleared the way overnight, according to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman. Continue reading “US Carries Out First Federal Execution In 17 Years”
Federal law enforcement agencies “are surging resources” in protest areas. A young man was hospitalized Saturday and required facial reconstruction surgery after being shot in the head by an impact munition that federal agents fired into a crowd of peaceful protesters in Portland, Oregon. The agents were there to carry out a recent executive order, framed by the White House as a move to protect national parks and monuments. Continue reading “Homeland Security Acting Like ‘An Occupying Army’ Says Sen. Wyden, After Federal Agents Shoot Peaceful Portland Protester”
More than a dozen sailors and several civilians have been hospitalized following an explosion on a Navy ship in San Diego on Sunday, officials said.
A fire broke out aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard sometime around 8:30 a.m. local time, said officials with the Naval Surface Forces. The blaze escalated to a three-alarm fire, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, which assisted in battling the fire along with base and shipboard firefighting teams. Continue reading “Officials investigating after 21 sailors, civilians hospitalized in San Diego naval ship explosion”
A pair of NYPD cops simply wanted to disperse a crowd gathered on a hot July night at a Bronx street corner.
But as a disturbing video shows, the officers suddenly found themselves surrounded by angry, taunting bystanders. Continue reading “NYPD cop placed in headlock as cheering crowd looks on, video shows”
A Texas doctor says a 30-year-old patient died after attending a “COVID party,” believing the coronavirus pandemic was a hoax.
The patient, who was treated at a San Antonio hospital, is just one of thousands to test positive in the state in recent days. On Saturday, Texas state officials reported a record 10,351 daily new cases.
“We cared for a 30-year-old patient at Methodist Hospital who told their nurse that they had attended a ‘COVID party.’ … Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,'” said Dr. Jane Appleby in a video statement obtained by USA TODAY. Appleby is the chief medical officer for Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio.
Appleby said the parties are held by those skeptical of the virus and include someone who has previously tested positive. Attendees go to see “if the virus is real and if anyone gets infected.”
‘This is no joke’: Man died of coronavirus day after saying he regretted attending a party
Young people are increasingly catching and spreading the novel virus. People under 45 made up 42% of cases before Memorial Day weekend but 55% of cases reported since then, a USA TODAY analysis found in late June.
Although COVID-19 has been known mainly for its impact on seniors, experts said the disease can debilitate patients in young age cohorts as well. And they warned that an expansion in cases among younger people ultimately threatens any vulnerable person with whom they come in contact.
Methodist Hospital is currently treating multiple COVID-19 patients in their 20s and 30s, Appleby said. Some may require intensive care, she said.
Appleby urged Texans to wear a mask, stay at home when possible and avoid spending time with groups of people.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Texas patient, 30, dies after attending ‘COVID party,’ doctor says
Footage posted online this week captured the moment a vandal sprayed graffiti outside a Lower Manhattan courthouse, right under the noses of several cops — who do nothing but watch.
The video, posted by the Sergeants’ Benevolent Association on Tuesday and taken in broad daylight, shows the man tagging the base of a lamppost in front of the Surrogate’s Courthouse at 31 Chambers St., which had already been vandalized amid Occupy City Hall protests last week. Continue reading “Video shows man spray graffiti outside Manhattan courthouse as NYPD cops watch”
The California gunman whom a 15-year-old boy spent more than 30 hours hiding from in the Tahoe National Forest after he allegedly shot and killed his father was taken into custody after trying to run over two wildlife officers, investigators say.
John Thomas Conway, of Oroville, eventually was arrested on the Fourth of July following an officer-involved shooting and K-9 deployment, according to the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading “California police detail chaotic arrest in shooting that led boy, 15, to hide in wilderness for 30 hours”
WASHINGTON — After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it.
Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to offer clear directives amid a crippling surge in cases across the country. On Thursday, the United States reported more than 55,000 new cases of coronavirus and infection rates were hitting new records in multiple states. Continue reading “‘We need to live with it’: White House readies new message for the nation on coronavirus”
Country music legend Charlie Daniels has died. He was 83.
The Country Music Hall of Fame, who was best known for his song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died on Monday morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. His cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. Continue reading “Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels Dead of Stroke at 83”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. pipeline company Energy Transfer (ET.N) has taken the rare step of invoking force majeure – normally used in times of war or natural disaster – to prevent oil firms from walking away from a proposed expansion of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Continue reading “Force majeure declared on Dakota Access pipeline”
Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle, died Saturday evening at Harborview Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. She had arrived at the hospital in critical condition. Continue reading “Seattle protester hit by car on closed highway dies, second remains in serious condition, officials say”
Following “ongoing violence and public safety issues,” Seattle’s mayor has issued an executive order to clear the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone — a several block, autonomous police-free zone — and Seattle police enforced the order Wednesday morning. Continue reading “Seattle police clear CHOP zone, make arrests after mayor’s executive order”
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Monday that federal and state governments “do not have the authority” to mandate the wearing of face masks.
Prominent Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, have in some form supported a federal mask-wearing mandate as a measure to fight the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading “Judge Napolitano: Governments ‘Do Not Have The Authority’ To Mandate Mask-Wearing”
REDDING, Calif. — At least two are dead, including the suspect, and four are injured after a shooting at a northern California Walmart distribution center, authorities confirmed on Saturday.
The victim killed — an employee at the facility — has been identified as Martin Haro-Lozano, 45, of Orland, California. Continue reading “Shooting suspect at California Walmart distribution center was fired in 2019, authorities say”
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to protect federal monuments and statues. The order instructs federal law enforcement to prosecute people who damage federal monuments, and threatens to withhold federal funding from state and local governments that fail to protect their own public monuments and statues. Continue reading “Trump signs executive order to protect monuments”
A Democrat state senator from Milwaukee was pummeled by a group of protesters at the Wisconsin State Capitol late Tuesday during a violent clash that included two statues being toppled, a report said.
Sen. Tim Carpenter told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he was beaten after taking a photo of some of the protesters. Continue reading “Protesters attack Wisconsin state senator in chaotic night at capitol: report”
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will remain in place, thanks to a ruling on Thursday by the Supreme Court.
The court ruled that President Donald Trump wrongly ended the program. The decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. Continue reading “Supreme Court Rules Trump Wrongly Ended DACA, Leaves Program In Place”
Under pressure to take action in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at encouraging police departments across the country to adopt stricter standards on the use of force. Continue reading “Trump signs executive order to reform policing, encourages ban on chokeholds”