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”
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man was shot Monday night as protesters in New Mexico’s largest city tried to tear down a bronze statue of a Spanish conquistador outside the Albuquerque Museum, prompting the city to announce that the statue would be removed until officials determine the next steps. Continue reading “Man shot during protest over Spanish conqueror’s statue”
The Atlanta Police Department has released officer bodycam and dashcam video of the events leading up to the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks on Friday night.
The footage shows Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan speaking to Brooks for nearly 30 minutes on suspicion of DUI after apparently finding him asleep behind the wheel of his car in the drive-thru line of a Wendy’s restaurant. Continue reading “Atlanta police release bodycam video leading up to death of Rayshard Brooks”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was shot in the head but survived an “ambush” by a gunman intent on harming or killing police and authorities said Wednesday they were investigating whether there was a connection to two recent deadly attacks on officers. Continue reading “California deputy shot in ‘ambush’ attack at police station”
Body camera footage obtained Sunday shows a New Mexico police officer telling a man he’s going to “choke you out” before allegedly causing his death with what authorities described as a “vascular neck restraint.”
The officer, Christopher Smelser, was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the Feb. 29 death of Antonio Valenzuela. On the same day, the Las Cruces Police Department filed a letter of intent to fire Smelser. Continue reading “Officer on video saying he’ll ‘choke you out’ before man dies is charged with manslaughter”
The longest economic expansion in American history is officially over. The National Bureau of Economic Research declared Monday that the recession began in February.
The economy collapsed so rapidly that NBER wasted no time in announcing a recession, a stark contrast to previous downturns when the body took upwards of a year to declare what most people already knew. This was the fastest that NBER has declared any recession since the group began formal announcements in 1979. Continue reading “It’s official: The recession began in February”
The Minneapolis City Council on Sunday pledged to defund the city’s police department, following the killing of George Floyd and claims stretching back decades that the department deploys excessive force.
“Our efforts at incremental reform have failed. Period,” Lisa Bender, the president of the City Council, said at a rally on Sunday. Continue reading “Officials in Minneapolis have pledged to ‘defund the police’ — here’s how that could work in practice”
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The FBI and local investigators are trying to determine a possible link between the ambush-style killing of a Northern California sheriff’s deputy Saturday night and that of a federal officer who was fatally shot outside the U.S. courthouse in Oakland more than a week ago. Continue reading “Air Force sergeant arrested on suspicion of killing California deputy, wounding two officers”
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California sheriff’s deputy was killed and two law enforcement officers wounded Saturday when they were ambushed with gunfire and explosives while pursuing a suspect, authorities said. Continue reading “Deputy killed, 2 other officers shot in California ambush”
A New York City police officer was randomly attacked and stabbed in the neck late Wednesday while patrolling in Brooklyn, which resulted in a struggle that caused two additional officers to suffer gunshot wounds. Continue reading “2 NYPD cops shot, another stabbed during ‘unprovoked’ attack”
Police officers across the U.S. were targeted in shootings and vehicular attacks Monday night as protests continued in major cities for the seventh night despite President Trump’s vow to clamp down on violence. Continue reading “Rioters target police across US; 4 shot in St. Louis, 1 in Vegas, Bronx hit-and-run caught on video”
A man was shot dead in Louisville after police officers and the Kentucky National Guard “returned fire” while clearing a large crowd early Monday.
Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said in a statement that at around 12:15 a.m. his officers and the national guard were sent to a parking lot to break up a crowd. Continue reading “One dead in Louisville after police and national guard ‘return fire’ on crowd”