YouTuber Jake Paul is facing charges after videos emerged showing him present during the looting of a mall in Arizona. However, the 23-year-old is not accused of stealing anything from Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on May 30. Instead, police charged him with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly, which are misdemeanors,...
Democrats are preparing a sweeping package of police reforms as pressure builds on the federal government to respond to the death of George Floyd and others during police encounters. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to ban chokeholds. (June 4)
Whether demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd wear masks or not, mass gatherings create an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission. Now, Business Insider reports tear gas sprayed at protesters by the police could be making the spread of the novel coronavirus even worse. Tear gas is a chemical agent that causes burning in the eyes, noses, throat, lungs, and skin, and makes people cough and retch. If sprayed on an infected person, it could lead the virus to spread more quickly and widely. Some studies have also shown that after tear-gas exposure, people are more likely to be diagnosed with respiratory illnesses.
Hugh Jackman Under Fire After Sharing Photo of Cop Hugging Protester Jackman recently took to Instagram to explain how he is trying to make a change in regards to racism. Hugh Jackman, via Instagram Hugh Jackman, via Instagram Hugh Jackman, via Instagram On Wednesday, the actor shared a photo of a police officer hugging a black protester with the the caption, "Solidarity." The post was quickly criticized, with many calling it "shallow propaganda." Twitter user
'Riverdale' star Lili Reinhart took to Instagram Stories to urge her fans to attend a Black Lives Matter solidarity protest. The West Hollywood, California demonstration was organized by the LGBTQ community. In the same post, the 23-year-old 'Hustlers' star came out to her nearly 25 million followers as a 'proud bisexual woman.' Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman. And I will be joining this protest today. Come join. Lili Reinhart Instagram Stories social media post Reinhart was last dating co-star Cole Sprouse. They've had an on-again, off-again relationship for nearly three years. Currently, it's off.
She may be the Duchess of Sussex, but Meghan Markle grew up in Los Angeles, and she remembers being a kid during the Rodney King riots. She spoke about that in an emotional commencement address via video to graduates of her old high school in L.A., reports People . The...
Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.
The coronavirus casino closure is ending, with cards to be dealt, dice to roll and slot jackpots to win starting Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. (June 4)
President Trump now has a critic among Republican senators whose name isn't Romney . Alaska's Lisa Murkowski on Thursday praised former defense chief Jim Mattis' strong condemnation of Trump's actions in response to the George Floyd protests, reports the Hill . “I thought General Mattis’ words were true and honest and necessary...
The white dog walker who called police on a black birdwatcher who'd asked her to leash her dog in Central Park has been reunited with the dog. Though Amy Cooper surrendered her pooch to a rescue group in the aftermath of a viral video of the encounter , which some said...
The thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a "civic duty" to be tested for coronavirus and help New York avoid a spike in new cases as it slowly restarts its economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. (June 4)
Americans are staying away from hospital emergency rooms in droves. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday ER visits have dropped by more than 40% in 2020, compared to the same period last year. According to UPI, a significant number of Americans may have delayed or declined emergency care because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some public health experts say a fundamental change in how ERs are used could be a lasting legacy of the novel coronavirus. Dr. Paul Biddinger says many patients who once addressed health concerns by heading to the ER can now be seen remotely, via telemedicine. People have been working for decades on telemedicine...And the pandemic forced a lot of that on us. Dr. Paul Biddinger, Vice Chair for Emergency Preparedness Emergency Medicine Department, Massachusetts General Hospital
Washington officials say they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic
Ex-Reddit Boss Accuses Company of Profiting From Hate Reddit recently published an open letter condemning racism. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman Pao felt the need to hold the company accountable. She made a statement on Twitter. Reddit has faced long-standing criticism for not doing enough to tackle racism on its forums.
The White House physician to President Donald Trump has revealed the outcome of his patient's annual physical. Business Insider reports White House physician Sean Conley says Trump 'remains healthy' with 'no findings of significance or changes to report. According to his doctor, Trump is six feet, three inches tall and weighs 244 pounds. Trump's body-mass index classifies him as obese. Conley also confirmed he prescribed a two-week course of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with zinc and vitamin D for COVID-19 prevention. Trump has heavily promoted hydroxychloroquine, normally used to treat malaria and lupus, as a COVID-19 treatment. According to Business Insider, there is no evidence the drug is safe or effective at preventing or treating the disease.
North Korea has taken note of the George Floyd protests, and it's not exactly sending a note of support. "Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House," says a statement in one of the main state-run newspapers. "This is the reality in the US today." The...
New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to People Without Masks Governor Andrew Cuomo's new executive order gives establishment owners permission to issue bans. Andrew Cuomo, via Twitter Andrew Cuomo, via press briefing New York has been hit the hardest in the U.S. with over 360,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly all of the state has started reopening except for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says they will likely begin the process within weeks. According to Cuomo, not enough younger people are wearing masks in public areas. He partly attributes this to the early and inaccurate thought that COVID-19 poses less of a threat to young people. Coronavirus can infect people of all ages. Cuomo has often stressed that masks are critical for protecting and respecting other people.