Washington Post

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday, authorities said, as state and federal authorities investigated the arrest of a black man who died after being pinned to the ground. Continue reading “Four Minneapolis officers are fired after video shows one kneeling on neck of black man who later died, mayor says”

New York Post – by Lee Brown

They have high hopes for a coronavirus breakthrough.

A team of Canadian scientists believes it has found strong strains of cannabis that could help prevent or treat coronavirus infections, according to interviews and a study.  Continue reading “Scientists believe cannabis could help prevent and treat coronavirus”

New York Post – by Dana Kennedy, Khristina Narizhnaya

About 200 people, mostly small business owners, railed against Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio during a Staten Island rally calling for an end to the COVID-19 shutdown and a return to work. Continue reading “Angry New York business owners demand end to coronavirus lockdown”

New York Post – by Eric Spitznagel

Patti Mulhearn Lydon, 68, doesn’t have rose-colored memories of attending Woodstock in August 1969. The rock festival, which took place over four days in Bethel, NY, mostly reminds her of being covered in mud and daydreaming about a hot shower.  Continue reading “Why American life went on as normal during the killer pandemic of 1969”

CNN

Abie Rohrig had just turned 18 when he told his mom he would be donating a kidney to save a stranger’s life. Her answer: No you’re not. He did it anyway — the organ went to a man about his age — and his mom was so inspired she went and donated a kidney herself.  Continue reading “Thousands of people want to be exposed to Covid-19 for science”

Huffington Post – by Igor Bobic

The Senate on Wednesday narrowly defeated a measure seeking to prevent Americans’ internet browsing and search histories from warrantless surveillance by the federal government.

The vote was 59 in favor, 37 opposed ― short of the necessary 60 votes needed for adoption.

Continue reading “Senate Rejects Bid To Prevent Warrantless Government Surveillance Of Internet Use”

New York Post – by Lee Brown

A black EMT was shot dead in her own bed by Kentucky cops who “blindly fired” more than 20 times during a botched raid — to catch a suspect who was already in custody, according to a lawsuit.  Continue reading “EMT shot dead during police raid for man already in custody: lawsuit”

New York Post – by Kevin Sheehan, Tina Moore, Amanda Woods

An off-duty NYPD cop is believed to have shot and killed his “best friend” on Long Island, police and family said Wednesday morning.  Continue reading “Off-duty NYPD cop allegedly shot ‘best friend’ during fight on Long Island”

New York Post – by Reuven Fenton and Kate Sheehy

It’s not a matter of if but when the “murder hornet’’ will hit the East Coast, experts warned The Post on Sunday.

The deadly meat-eating Asian giant hornet, which has been known to kill up to 50 people a year in Japan, recently surfaced for the first time in the US in Washington state — and New York City beekeepers say there is no way it won’t make its way here, too.  Continue reading “Asia’s ‘murder hornet’ will arrive on East Coast and is ‘here to stay’: experts”

The Eagle

Brenham-based Blue Bell Creameries agreed to pay $19.35 million after pleading guilty Friday to shipping contaminated products in a 2015 listeria outbreak, officials said.

In addition, Paul Kruse, who served as the company’s president and CEO, has been charged with seven felony charges over the deadly contamination.  Continue reading “Blue Bell Creameries agrees to pay $19.35 million after pleading guilty”

KBTX

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) – A Texas A&M University professor believes a widely used tuberculosis vaccine could help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, therefore reducing the hospitalization and death rates related to the virus.

The Bacillus Calmette–Guérin, or BCG, is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis. It’s also used to treat bladder cancer in the U.S. Continue reading “Wanted: 1800 volunteers for A&M’s nationwide test of drug to fight COVID-19”

AOL

Around 88.1 million Americans have received their stimulus check payments, according to new data by the Internal Revenue Service, with the average amount totaling $1,791.

So far, the issued payments are worth $158 billion in total. Continue reading “Coronavirus stimulus checks: 88 million Americans received money so far”

AOL

WASHINGTON — The manufacturer for Lysol, a disinfectant spray and cleaning product, issued a statement warning against any internal use after President Donald Trump suggested that people could get an “injection” of “the disinfectant that knocks (coronavirus) out in a minute.”  Continue reading “Lysol manufacturer warns against internal use after Trump comments”

Reason – by Christian Britschgi

For those stuck at home and possibly out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the option of having a cocktail or beer in the evening is one of the few things keeping them sane and indoors. It makes sense then that the World Health Organization (WHO) would want to restrict alcohol at this time.  Continue reading “The WHO Helped Spread Chinese Communist Lies About COVID-19. Now It’s Lecturing People About Drinking During Quarantine.”

NPR

Michael Bloomberg’s short-lived presidential bid reignited a long-simmering dispute over the widespread use of nondisclosure agreements at American corporations — especially at his own. Continue reading “Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife”

CNN

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Jennifer Knox would walk into her bar and soak in the sounds of people chatting while sipping on their drinks and listening to local musicians strum along on their guitars.

Continue reading “A Georgia bar owner removed $3,714 worth of bills stapled to the walls to give to her unemployed staff”

The Eagle

More than two dozen state lawmakers have signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to end work related to a high-speed rail project that would pass through the Brazos Valley.

Continue reading “State reps ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project”

CNN

Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, clearing Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President Donald Trump in November.  Continue reading “Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race, clearing Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination”

Rolling Stone

John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical CenterHe was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone. Continue reading “John Prine, iconic American songwriter, has died of complications from COVID-19”