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  • Dolly Parton reveals secrets to how she keeps her 54-year marriage to husband Carl Dean alive

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    Dolly Parton is one of the most accomplished country singers, but one of her greatest achievements is her 54-year marriage with husband Carl Dean. "My husband and I, we've been together 56 years," Parton told People, recalling how they first met when she was 18 and how their first date was at McDonald's. It's all thanks to the little ways they keep that flame burning, Parton revealed.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:28:00 -0400
  • 2 officers shot during Louisville protests over charges in Breonna Taylor case

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    One suspect was in custody, and police said the officers' injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:22:52 -0400
  • 2 officers shot during Louisville protests over charges in Breonna Taylor case

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    One suspect was in custody, and police said the officers' injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:22:52 -0400
  • McConnell, other Republicans split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power

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    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined other Republican lawmakers in rallying to the defense of constitutional government on Thursday, after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power following the Nov. 3 election. Several other lawmakers came out strongly in favor of a peaceful transition of power following the Republican president's comments on Wednesday, though none criticized him directly.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:16:40 -0400
  • Salt Lake City police officer faces felony charges after ordering dog to bite kneeling black man

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    Officer faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:04:40 -0400
  • New York sues Becton Dickinson unit over surgical mesh devices, consent judgment expected

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    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:45:15 -0400
  • Seattle agrees to America’s ‘most comprehensive protection’ for media and legal observers covering protests against police

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    City one of many in nation facing calls to defund police force

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:30:13 -0400
  • DNA leads to arrest of stepfather in 2004 murder of Miami Beach High student, police say

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    Sixteen years after a Miami Beach High student was stabbed to death inside her bedroom, police detectives have arrested her stepfather on a murder charge, the department announced Thursday.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:29:18 -0400
  • United Nations calls on US police to halt use of force against journalists covering protests

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    The plea comes amid a rise in attacks on members of the press by American authorities – as well as more arrests

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:27:57 -0400
  • How to Become an FBI Agent and Why

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    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:17:24 -0400
  • ‘Unlike anything we’ve seen in modern history’: Attacks against journalists soar during Black Lives Matter protests

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    Arrests of US journalists halfway through 2020 outnumber number of jailed reporters in China in 2019

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:15:40 -0400
  • Breonna Taylor: George Clooney 'ashamed' of indictment decision

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    The US actor expresses dismay after just one of the officers involved in her shooting is charged.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:13:54 -0400
  • Committee to Protect Journalists ‘concerned’ over arrest of The Independent’s reporter covering Seattle protests

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    The Independent’s Andrew Buncombe was detained and arrested in Seattle on 1 July when reporting on a protest

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:12:56 -0400
  • Two officers shot in Louisville as protests grow

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    "Well, we're going to have to see what happens," President Trump said when he was asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:02:14 -0400
  • EU tries to sell migrant pact amid claims the hardliners won

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    The European Union’s top migration officials struggled Thursday to sell their new plan to overhaul the bloc’s failed asylum system amid concern they have sold out to anti-migrant governments. Critics say the proposal focuses on rapidly deporting people who don’t qualify as refugees and persuading African countries to stop them from coming. The program, dubbed the “New Pact on Migration and Asylum,” is aimed at ending years of chaos at Europe’s borders and a political crisis that has seen some EU countries turn their backs on Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain, where most people seeking better lives enter.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:39:33 -0400
  • Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case posts bail within hours of booking

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    Former LMPD detective Brett Hankison, who faces 15 years in prison, posted a $15,000 cash bond. Brett Hankison, the former detective and lone police official charged with a crime in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, posted bail just hours after being charged. Hankison turned himself in to the Shelby County Detention Center after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment after bullets that he fired into Taylor’s home went into her neighbor’s apartment.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:33:33 -0400
  • Parental touch soothes pain signals in babies' brains

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    Newborn babies undergoing a painful heel prick blood test have a reduced response to the pain signals in their brains if they are held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact, according to new research published on Thursday. Scientists who studied brain activity in 27 babies aged up to three months as they had the heel jab found that those held in clothes or blankets were not as soothed - suggesting skin-to-skin touch is crucial. "While we cannot confirm whether the baby actually feels less pain, our findings reinforce the important role of touch between parents and their newborn babies," said Lorenzo Fabrizi, a doctor at University College London who co-led the research.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:31:53 -0400
  • Former Black Panther to be released after more than 49 years in prison

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    Jalil Muntaqim was one of several black liberation radicals incarcerated for decades in the wake of political and racial turbulence of the 1960s and 70sA former Black Panther who has been in prison for almost half a century has finally won his decades-long battle for freedom after a New York parole board ordered his release.Jalil Muntaqim, AKA Anthony Bottom, has been in unbroken custody for more than 49 years having been arrested and later convicted of the 1971 murders of two police officers in Harlem. Under the terms of his parole he must be released from the maximum-security Sullivan correctional facility in upstate New York by 20 October.At a hearing earlier this month – at least his 10th such panel appearance since he became eligible for parole in 1998 – Muntaqim expressed his remorse for the killings of Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones. The officers had answered what they believed was a domestic dispute call but were then ambushed and shot.The two parole commissioners on the panel accepted his expression of remorse as genuine.Muntaqim, 68, was the subject of a Guardian profile in 2018 as part of a series that looked at black liberation radicals incarcerated for decades in the wake of political and racial turbulence in the late 1960s and 70s. At the time of the Harlem incident he was a clandestine member of the underground wing of the Panthers, the Black Liberation Army.In the course of a three-hour filmed interview with the Guardian in Sullivan, Muntaqim described how he was only 18 years old when he signed up for the Panthers, quickly going on to join the armed and clandestine BLA. He said that in his many years behind bars he had matured from the revolutionary position that he adopted in 1971, though he remained committed to the cause of racial equality and justice.“I now take the ‘r’ off the word and make it ‘evolutionary’,” he said. “Revolution for me is the evolutionary process of building a higher level of consciousness in society at large. I’m an evolutionary revolutionary.”Muntaqim’s release has been virulently opposed by the New York police union, the PBA, and by the widow of one of the murdered police officers, Diane Piagentini. In a statement she said: “We are heartbroken to see another of Joe’s killer set free by politics. But more than anything else, we are angry.”Muntaqim was one of a dwindling number of black liberation radicals who were incarcerated during the heyday of the Black Panthers and who have been locked up ever since. Edward Poindexter, convicted of the killing of a police officer in Omaha, Nebraska, marked his 50 years in a prison cell in August.Others have been released on parole in recent months. The surviving seven members of the Move 9, black liberation and environmental radicals from Philadelphia who were arrested following a police siege of their communal home in 1978, were all released on parole over the past two years.One of the seven, Delbert Africa, died in June just five months after he was set free.Muntaqim had two co-defendants at trial for the killings of the police officers in Harlem, when they each received sentences of 25 years to life. Albert “Nuh” Washington died in prison in 2000, and Herman Bell was released on parole in April 2018.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:29:12 -0400
  • Sweden: Bones of dog found at Stone Age burial site

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    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:28:21 -0400
  • Julian Assange's fiancée opens up about their sons, secret relationship

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    Going public with their relationship now, when Assange could be looking at decades of U.S. prison time, is a calculated emotional appeal to the British court.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:27:00 -0400
  • 'A sham proceeding': Lawyer for Breonna Taylor's family blasts grand jury decision

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    "Nothing seems to say Breonna mattered," attorney Ben Crump told the "TODAY" show Thursday morning.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:24:54 -0400
  • Breonna Taylor family lawyer blasts grand jury decision as 'sham proceeding'

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    "Nothing seems to say Breonna mattered," attorney Ben Crump told TODAY Thursday morning.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:12:19 -0400
  • Trump says he’s ‘praying’ for officers shot at Breonna Taylor protests

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    The president added that he is “prepared to work together” with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, “immediately upon request!”

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:07:26 -0400
  • A BMW’s passenger fled with a loaded rifle after a Miami Beach hit-and-run, police say

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    A hit-and-run in Miami Beach early Thursday ended with a BMW crashed in front of one of the city’s most well-known buildings and, police say, a running passenger carrying a loaded rifle.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:00:17 -0400
  • Louisville protests: two officers shot amid Breonna Taylor killing charging decision

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    Thousands turned out for largely peaceful protests in more than a dozen cities after news of the grand jury’s decision in Louisville * Breonna Taylor decision – live updatesTwo police officers were shot in Louisville late Wednesday amid growing nationwide protests over the announcement that three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would not be charged directly over her death.Both officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said Robert Schroeder, the chief of the Louisville Metro police department, at a briefing on Wednesday evening. One of the officers was undergoing surgery, while a second was “alert and stable”, he said, and a suspect was in custody.Shortly after the shooting, Kentucky governor, Andy Beshear, called for protesters to “go home”. In a video statement, he said: “We know that the answer to violence is never violence. And we are thinking about those two officers and their families tonight. So I’m asking everybody, please, go home. Go home tonight.”Louisville police later confirmed that 46 protesters had been arrested.Lawyer Ben Crump, speaking on behalf of Taylor’s relatives on Thursday morning, said the family was “outraged, they were insulted and they were, mostly, offended”.“What did the Kentucky attorney general present to the grand jury? Did he present any evidence for Breonna Taylor and, if so, what was it to get an outcome like this?” he told NBC’s Today program on Thursday.While protests in the city turned tense as the day went on and police attempted to disperse protesters, the demonstrations throughout the day were largely peaceful. Later in the day police in protective gear clashed with the growing number of protesters and used batons to push some of them down. In the evening, thousands of demonstrators in more than a dozen cities from coast to coast took to the streets. In Washington DC, hundreds gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza in direct view of the White House. Marchers chanted “no justice, no peace” as cars honked in support.In New York, a massive crowd gathered outside the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, kneeling in honor of Taylor. Crowds were also seen in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Kansas City and Indianapolis, while protesters in Atlanta shouted, “Say her name! Breonna Taylor!” Protesters in Dallas chanted, “We’re young, we’re strong, we’re marching all night long!”Later that evening, a car drove into a group of protesters in Denver. There were no serious injuries, police confirmed, and a man was detained.Protests in Louisville began shortly after the decision was announced, with protesters still out on the street as the city’s 9pm curfew approached. Tensions between demonstrators and police increased throughout the night.Officers fired flash bangs and a few small fires burned in a square that’s been at the center of protests, but it had largely cleared out ahead of the curfew as demonstrators marched through other parts of downtown Louisville. Kentucky’s governor, Andy Beshear, urged people to return home.Schroeder did not offer details about whether that suspect who shot two officers had been participating in the demonstrations. He says the officers were shot after investigating reports of gunfire at an intersection where there was a large crowd.Wednesday’s demonstrations come in response to the long-awaited decision by a grand jury about whether the officers involved in the death of Taylor, who was shot in her apartment in Lousiville on 13 March by white police officers who were serving a so-called “no-knock” warrant”, would be punished.Her death sparked months of protests in the city, and her name became a rallying cry at nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice and policing. Numerous high profile figures, including the Democratic nominee Joe Biden, had called for criminal charges against the police officers who were involved in the raid.The grand jury did charge one of the officers, Brett Hankison, with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots that went into another home with people inside. But jurors didn’t indict any of the officers on charges directly related to Taylor’s death.The family’s attorney, Sam Aguiar, told CNN that Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, had learned of the decision two minutes before it was announced by the attorney general. He added, “She had to drive all the way down there to be told this, despite two advanced requests from me to not force her to drive down only to learn no [direct] indictments.”At a press conference, Donald Trump praised the handling of the case by Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, saying he was doing a “fantastic job” and adding: “Justice is … not easy”. He later tweeted that he was praying for the two police officers that were shot.Meanwhile, Biden tweeted: “Even amidst the profound grief & anger today’s decision generated, violence is never & can never be the answer. Those who engage in it must be held accountable. Jill & I are keeping the officers shot tonight in Louisville in our prayers. We wish them both a swift & full recovery.”Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, also called for police reforms in the wake of Wednesday’s decision, saying the country should start by addressing excessive force, banning chokeholds and overhauling no-knock warrants.“We must never stop speaking Breonna’s name as we work to reform our justice system, including overhauling no-knock warrants,” Harris tweeted.Crump further remarked on Thursday that there was a lack of fairness in the charges.“They had wanton endangerment for the white neighbor’s apartment, the bullets going there. But not for the bullets going into Breonna Taylor’s body. Nor … for the bullets that went into the black neighbor’s apartment above Breonna.“Breonna’s family would love to see the grand jury transcript to see if there was any evidence presented for Breonna Taylor’s perspective. Nothing seems to say that Breonna mattered.”Louisville had declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the announcement.“Yes, it’s a bit extreme right now,” said Dekevion Gause, who sat beside a park memorial to Taylor made of flowers, paintings, and tiny grave markers representing Black people killed by police. “But it’s a volcano built up and now it’s exploded.”The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:57:16 -0400
  • Nicolas Sarkozy fails to quash probe into claims he received £45m in cash from Libya's Gaddafi

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    Nicolas Sarkozy has failed in his attempt to quash an inquiry into claims he used Libyan cash for his 2007 presidential campaign in a setback that could see the former French president stand trial. A Paris appeals court on Thursday upheld the validity of the investigation, launched in 2012 after reports that Mr Sarkozy accepted €50 million (£45m) from the regime of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Mr Sarkozy, 65, has denied the allegations and his lawyer declined to comment over whether he would appeal the decision. But the failed legal bid means the inquiry by two anti-corruption judges can continue, though it remains to be seen whether they will end up calling for a trial. The investigation began after the Mediapart published a document in 2012, allegedly signed by Libya's intelligence chief, purporting to show that Mr Gaddafi had agreed to hand over the cash to Mr Sarkozy. Judges are also investigating claims that Ziad Takieddine, a French-Lebanese arms dealer who introduced Mr Sarkozy to Mr Gaddafi, had carried three suitcases stuffed with cash from Libya to Paris, personally handing over €5 million intended for Mr Sarkozy’s campaign to his then chief of staff - and later interior minister - Claude Guéant. After Mr Sarkozy was elected in 2007, he received Mr Gaddafi with pomp in Paris, but later spearheaded international military action against his regime in 2011 along with David Cameron and Barack Obama, which led to the dictator being toppled and killed.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:50:02 -0400
  • Madeleine McCann suspect to stay in jail after losing appeal to overturn rape conviction

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    The Madeleine McCann suspect is to remain in jail after losing his appeal to overturn a rape conviction. Christian Brückner, a 43-year-old German currently in prison for drug offences, was convicted of raping a 72-year-old American woman in Praia de Luiz in 2005 - two years before Madeleine went missing in the same Portuguese village. Brückner, who was convicted of the rape in December last year, appealed the decision in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on a legal technicality relating to his extradition back to Germany from Portugal. But the ECJ ruled that the extradition was lawful, meaning the seven year sentence for the rape conviction stands. He will remain in custody until 2027 at the latest. According to court documents, Brückner was extradited from Portugal for sexually abusing a minor in June 2017, then travelled to the Netherlands and Italy whilst still on probation after his release. He was extradited to Germany from Italy in October 2018 on a warrant for drug trafficking before being tried and convicted of rape and extortion in December last year. The ECJ case centred on whether the German authorities needed Portugal's consent to bring rape proceedings because of the 2017 extradition. Italy had agreed Brückner could be tried for rape and extortion in Germany.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:49:13 -0400
  • New Jersey man charged with stealing over $480,000 from Asbury Park hotel, authorities say

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    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:45:20 -0400
  • Top European court rules against German McCann suspect

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    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:44:57 -0400
  • Photos show angry protests in Louisville after no police were indicted for killing Breonna Taylor

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    A grand jury on Wednesday declined to charge two of the three officers involved in Breonna Taylor's killing in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:33:47 -0400
  • Woman's new LinkedIn 'headshot' goes viral for message on work-life balance

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    When Lauren Griffiths, a mom of three, looked at her LinkedIn profile photo recently, she did so through the lens of a working mom who is making her way through virtual schooling and quarantine life during the coronavirus pandemic. The photo of herself in a power suit, makeup and perfectly coiffed blonde hair did not ring true for Griffiths at this unprecedented and chaotic moment in time, so she decided to change it. Griffiths, a human resources consultant in North Carolina, is now seen on her LinkedIn profile as the woman she says she is right now during the pandemic, one with "barely dried hair, [a] comfy pullover, ripped jeans -- slightly frazzled from having just gotten 3 kids ready for 'school' -- but smiling and ready for work."

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:22:00 -0400
  • Coronavirus fuels historic legal battle over voting as 2020 U.S. election looms

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    Trump's unfounded attacks on voting by mail and delivery delays amid cost-cutting measures at the U.S. Postal Service have only intensified the urgency of the litigation. A Reuters analysis of state and federal court records found more than 200 election-related cases pending as of Tuesday. Overall, at least 250 election lawsuits spurred by the coronavirus have been filed, according to Justin Levitt, a Loyola Law School professor who has been tracking the litigation.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:20:12 -0400
  • Baby born on flight in Alaska is named Sky by his mother

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    The mother of a baby born on an airplane that was taking her to a hospital in Anchorage has named her son Sky.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:13:40 -0400
  • Factbox: Key legal battles that could shape the U.S. presidential election

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    Much of the litigation focuses on mail-in ballots, which Democrats are more likely to use, according to some polls. President Donald Trump has assailed mail-in voting, saying without evidence it could result in widespread fraud, although millions of Americans, including much of the military, have cast absentee ballots by mail for years without such problems. Trump said on Wednesday he believed the election would end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:09:24 -0400
  • Bleary-eyed U.S. election officials turn to signature-verifying software in mail-in surge

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    OAKLAND, Calif./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When election officials in at least 29 U.S. counties face an expected avalanche of mail-in ballots in the Nov. 3 presidential election due to the coronavirus pandemic, they will not rely on eyes alone to verify voters' signatures. Parascript, a Colorado company that says it helps banks identify check fraud, developed the technology. The software could reduce the inconsistency and bias inherent when humans decide whether the signature on a ballot envelope matches what governments have on file, officials and voting rights advocates say.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:07:08 -0400
  • Trump, eyeing Farm Country, starts working on ethanol industry's year-old wishlist

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    President Donald Trump, looking to shore up support in the U.S. Farm Belt during a tight race for re-election, is taking steps to help producers of corn-based ethanol using a list of policy goals that a group of Midwest senators discussed with him a year ago, according to two sources familiar with the matter. On Sept. 12, 2019, Trump met with the senators, who were frustrated by the administration's management of U.S. biofuels policy. Following that meeting, Trump announced progress had been made on a biofuel reform package, but gave no details.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:03:30 -0400
  • Celebrities voice anger over Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

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    Colin Kaepernick condemned the "white supremacist institution of policing that stole Breonna Taylor's life."

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:52:00 -0400
  • Unlicensed caregiver of incapacitated 89-year-old man arrested for theft of thousands of dollars

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    Christine Garthright, 51, was arrested and taken into custody on Sept. 23 following a four-month investigation by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) in Arizona after detectives were able to attribute a financial loss to her patient of more than $13,000, though authorities say the total amount of money she took from him is likely much higher. Suspicions first began in May earlier this year when a YCSO deputy met with the elderly man and his daughter in Dewey, Arizona, after the daughter, who admittedly had not been monitoring her father’s financial situation for several years, discovered suspicious transactions on his account which led her to suspect that Garthright may have been financially exploiting her father. “Garthright began self-appointed unlicensed caregiving duties about 4 years ago after travelling from Maryland,” said the YCSO in a statement detailing the case.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:46:55 -0400
  • As COVID surges in Europe, officials warn of 'twindemic' with flu

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    A surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe risks becoming a deadly double epidemic of flu and coronavirus infections, EU health officials warned on Thursday as they urged Europeans and their governments not to let their guard down. With winter approaching in the region, she warned of the risk of a potentially lethal "twindemic of COVID-19 and the flu" and urged governments to encourage people to get seasonal flu vaccines and adhere to social distancing measures to reduce transmission of the novel coronavirus. "This might be our last chance to prevent a repeat of last spring," Kyriakides said.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:39:41 -0400
  • Germany confirms three more African swine fever cases in wild boar

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    Another three cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boars in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, Germany’s federal agriculture ministry said on Thursday. The new discoveries bring the total confirmed cases to 32 since the first one on Sept. 10, all in wild animals, with no farm pigs affected.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:34:59 -0400
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

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    Canada has entered a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, warning that the country was on the brink of a surge if people did not follow public health guidelines. In a rare national address, Trudeau said the country "is at a crossroads" as a second wave emerges in four large provinces, adding that the government would do whatever it took to help the country recover from the pandemic. Canada's COVID-19 cases have spiked in recent days, with an average of 1,123 new cases reported daily over the past week, compared with a daily average of 380 cases in mid-August.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:33:04 -0400
  • Kentucky native George Clooney slammed the state justice system after it failed to convict police officers for the death of Breonna Taylor

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    Taylor, a 26-year-old medical technician, was killed in the bedroom of her Louisville home in March by three officers during a botched drug raid.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:24:36 -0400
  • Paul Selva, once one of Trump's top generals, endorses Biden

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    Selva, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff until July 2019, appears on a list of 489 national security experts - including former military leaders, ambassadors and White House officials - who signed a letter being released on Thursday that declares Trump "not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office." "Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us," reads the letter by the group, called "National Security Leaders For Biden." Selva could not be immediately reached for comment.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:22:38 -0400
  • Trump to campaign in Florida amid outrage over comments on transfer of power

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    Trump's refusal to embrace a core tenet of U.S. democracy, coupled with his unfounded claims that a surge in voting by mail will lead to a "rigged" election, have Democrats increasingly worried that he will seek to undermine the results of the contest between him and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and some other Republicans distanced themselves from the Republican president's remarks on Wednesday, when he said he would "see what happens" before accepting the outcome. "The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th," McConnell wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:15:51 -0400
  • 2 officers shot in Kentucky amid Breonna Taylor protests nationwide

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    It's unclear if the shooting was linked to the protests.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:10:00 -0400
  • Bad blood from Kavanaugh confirmation may resurface in U.S. Senate hearings

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    The bitter confirmation battle over President Donald Trump's last Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, looms large for the Senate Judiciary Committee as it prepares for fresh hearings on the Republican's third lifetime appointment to the top court. Two personalities could stand out in hearings expected in the coming weeks: Republican Committee Chairman Senator Lindsey Graham, who mounted a booming defense of Kavanaugh, and Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, running mate to Joe Biden, Trump's rival in the Nov. 3 election.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:09:20 -0400
  • A roller coaster six months leaves U.S. recovery still uncertain

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    As businesses shuttered and millions hit the unemployment line last spring, the most dour predictions saw the United States heading for another Great Depression of spiraling collapse and years of massive joblessness. Cash that households socked away over the summer from rich unemployment benefits will begin to run dry; small business loans appear to have limited bankruptcies and closures so far but were not designed for the long haul; Federal Reserve programs that helped unlock a massive round of private corporate financing may have left companies with difficult-to-service debt if business does not fully rebound. "Given the magnitude of the economic downturn triggered by the pandemic, we still face the possibility of a coming wave of credit downgrades and defaults," authors including Jeremy Stein, a Harvard University professor and former Fed Governor, warned in a paper being presented Thursday at the Brookings Institution, one of several which spelled out the risks facing the U.S. economy in the coming months.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:04:48 -0400
  • China's Sinovac expects interim final-stage trial data on coronavirus vaccine this year

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    China's Sinovac Biotech expects to begin analysing final-stage human trial data on its coronavirus vaccine candidate this year to decide whether it is effective enough to seek regulatory approval before trial completion, its chairman said on Thursday. The plan puts the Chinese vaccine developer broadly on par with some of its Western rivals who are racing to evaluate efficacy of their vaccines just a few months into Phase 3 clinical trials. U.S. drug maker Pfizer should know in October if its experimental vaccine works, while Moderna said interim analysis of its vaccine trial data is projected to occur in November.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:53:47 -0400
  • 2 Louisville police officers shot, multiple injured in Seattle, following Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

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    Protests in Louisville turned violent as police said two officers were shot during demonstrations that erupted after a Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted one officer for allegedly endangering the neighbors of Breonna Taylor during the police shooting that resulted in her death. The Louisville Metro Police Department provided limited details about the shooting, which took place just before the 9 p.m. curfew went into effect. Both officers are stable and have non-life-threatening injuries.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:43:00 -0400
  • Poland's Kaczynski likely to join govt amid power struggle

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    Poland's ruling party leader Jarosław Kaczyński is likely to formally join the coalition government in order to end a power struggle among its members, a top party member said Thursday. Ryszard Terlecki, the Law and Justice leader in parliament, told TVN24 that all signs point to Kaczyński joining as a deputy prime minister with the mandate that would include supervising the Justice Ministry. The development comes as Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, a hard-liner behind many of the government's most controversial steps over the past five years, has been seeking to strengthen his power.

    Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:34:33 -0400
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