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|In wake of Gardner's suicide, special prosecutor offers new details about events leading up to James Scurlock shooting
One day before Jake Gardner fatally shot James Scurlock outside his bar in downtown Omaha, President Trump threatened to send the military to Minneapolis in response to violent clashes between police and protesters following the death of George Floyd in police custody, tweeting “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 6:39 PM
|Ted Cruz blocks resolution honoring Ginsburg after Tucker Carlson pushes conspiracy theory about her
"I think Justice Ginsburg would easily see through the legal sophistry," Chuck Schumer says of Cruz's objection
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 12:54 PM
|'Send me a text': Obama calls on Americans to get in touch with thoughts on US election
Former president has been campaigning for Joe Biden
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 8:49 AM
|Thousands of mosques in Xinjiang demolished in recent years: report
Chinese authorities have demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang, an Australian think tank said Friday, in the latest report of widespread human rights abuses in the restive region.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 4:03 AM
|Man who drove into California protesters used vineyard as 'tactical training camp,' officials say
Benjamin Hung, 28, is accused of possessing a machete, a Glock and other weapons in his truck and driving into a crowd of racial justice protesters in Pasadena.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 12:16 AM
|Meet Magawa, the 'hero rat' awarded a bravery medal for detecting dozens of landmines
Magawa, an African Giant Pouched Rat, was awarded a gold medal from the PDSA for his working detecting landmines in Cambodia.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 10:27 AM
|Florida AG requests investigation into Bloomberg felon voter donation
Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg says he’ll spend millions to help Biden win in the Sunshine State. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has asked the FBI to investigate Mike Bloomberg’s pledge to spend $16 million to help convicted felons regain their right to vote. The former New York mayor’s donation to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition comes just weeks after NBA star LeBron James pledged $100,000 to the same organization.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 9:04 AM
|CDC: A salmonella outbreak tracks to ramen and a restaurant food recalled in 32 states
An imported brand of wood ear mushrooms — also called dried fungus, black fungus or kikurage — got recalled after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traced a 10-state salmonella outbreak to them.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 7:41 PM
|Pablo Escobar: Money hidden in wall found in drug lord's house
A plastic bag with money worth $18m (£14m) is found in a wall by one of the drug lord's nephews.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 8:49 AM
|Kentucky governor says attorney general should make evidence from Breonna Taylor case public
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D) are both calling on the state attorney general's office to make evidence from the Breonna Taylor case public.Taylor, 26, was shot and killed in March when police entered her Louisville apartment on a no-knock warrant. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, said he believed the officers were intruders and fired at them; as gunfire was exchanged between Walker and all three officers, Taylor was shot by officers multiple times. The officers were there as part of a narcotics investigation involving Taylor's ex-boyfriend; no drugs were found in the apartment.On Wednesday afternoon, a Kentucky grand jury announced the indictment of one of the officers, former detective Brett Hankison, on felony charges of wanton endangerment, after shooting into the apartment next door to Taylor's. Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the other two officers involved in the shooting, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were justified in their use of force.Cameron said he will not release the full grand jury report or provide details about the gender and racial makeup of the grand jury, saying it was to protect them. During a press conference, Beshear said Cameron "talked about information, facts, evidence that neither I nor the general public have seen. I believe that the public deserves this information." Beshear suggested posting evidence, like ballistics reports, online, and said it would not impact the charges in the indictment."Everyone can and should be informed," Beshear said. "And those that are currently feeling frustration, feeling hurt — they deserve to know more." He also thinks Cameron should should answer the "legitimate question" about the racial and demographic makeup of the grand jury. "I don't think it will give out anybody's identity or compromise who they are," Beshear said. "And provided that it is sufficiently diverse, it may give people just another piece of information that they can process."Fischer told reporters he knows "there are people in our community who feel that these charges fall short of achieving justice," and said if evidence is made public, it will help people see the reasoning behind the grand jury's decision. The Department of Justice is still investigating the shooting, and Fischer said the case is "far from over."More stories from theweek.com America needs to hear the bad news first A mild defense of Republican hypocrisy on the Supreme Court Trump is the only one being honest about the Supreme Court fight
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 7:18 PM