Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is often seen hosting shows, doing interviews, and talking about the universe we live in, but, beyond that, how much do you know about him? For example, were you aware that he once considered becoming an exotic dancer? Or that he influenced what the night sky in the 3D version of “Titanic” looks like?
The officers involved in a Monday shooting that left a black Louisville business owner dead did not have their bodycams turned on—a revelation that has led to the firing of the police chief. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that Steve Conrad had been relieved of duty, NBC News...
Jamie Foxx joins kneel-in protest in San Francisco; Spike Lee releases short film "3 Brothers" to protest death of George Floyd; Music industry observes day-long "blackout" on Tuesday. (June 2)
Uber and Lyft said they'll suspend rides and deliveries in cities where curfews are issued. Over the weekend, Uber temporarily shut down in parts of country says Business Insider. California, Minnesota, New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and others have enacted curfews. Rentable scooters have also become a mainstay of protests. Lime says it's removing vehicles from select cities. The companies hope to discourage people from using their companies to get to protests.
An Albanian player has tested positive for the coronavirus but the country’s soccer federation says his club will play as scheduled when the league resumes this week amid the pandemic
Independent Autopsy Rules George Floyd's Death a Homicide by 'Asphyxiation' According to CNN, an independent autopsy was performed on George Floyd's body after the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found "no physical findings" to "support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation." The new autopsy says that Floyd's death was a homicide and that he died of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure." Ben Crump, attorney for the Floyd family, says that Floyd was practically "dead on the scene" after ex-police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. Attorney Ben Crump, via CNN Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, but Crump and other supporters say he should be charged with first-degree murder. Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden, via CNN
“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer is opening up about his troubled 2016 film. Ayer went on Twitter to discuss the movie. “This trailer nailed the tone and intention of the film I made. Methodical. Layered. Complex, beautiful and sad." According to the Wrap, Ayer says Warner Brothers executives were "shell shocked" by bad reviews for "Batman v. Superman." "My soulful drama was beaten into a ‘comedy.'”
After President Trump's dramatic threat to bring out the military to quell protests , he walked from the White House to nearby St. John's Church, where he posed for photographers while holding a Bible. Before he did so, police used tear gas to clear his way, disbursing protesters from Lafayette Square...
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.
New York City imposed a late-night curfew Monday that failed to prevent another night of destruction, including arrests after a break-in at the iconic Macy's store on 34th Street, following protests over George Floyd’s death. (June 2)
As protests over the death of George Floyd, and other black people, at the hands of police continued Monday night, Floyd's brother pleaded for calm. Dropping to his knees at the Minneapolis storefront where Floyd fought for his final breaths as a police officer kneeled on his neck, Terrence Floyd...
Twitter slapped a warning label on a tweet from another high-profile Republican on Monday. This time it was Rep. Matt Gaetz, a congressman from Florida whom Politico refers to as "one of President Donald Trump’s fiercest allies." After Trump said the US would declare antifa a terrorist organization , Gaetz tweeted...
David McAtee, the owner of YaYa's barbecue restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, was killed by police during a protest Monday. According to Business Insider, McAtee was known in Louisville for giving food away to police officers for free. McAtee was killed after police allege they were fired upon and they returned fire; there were no police body cams in use at the time. 53-year old McAtee's body was then left in the street for over 12 hours following the shooting. Kentucky Gov. Beshear called for an investigation of the incident. Louisville police chief Steve Conrad has been fired and disciplinary action for the officers involved is reportedly forthcoming.
The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions about how much to rev up people's immune systems — and whether revving it the wrong way could cause harm
How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Protests With many children still sheltering-in- place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's likely they'll be exposed to the current protests in response to the death of George Floyd, racism and police brutality. California pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd California pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd Here are ways you can help them to understand and cope. 1. Take care of yourself first Dr. Nia Heard-Garris 2. If you have a toddler, read, listen or watch the news when they aren't around Even though they don't understand what is happening, they can pick up on the "fear, urgency or anger in people's voices and behaviors." 3. If you have elementary-age children, ask them what they've seen or heard and how it makes them feel California pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd 4. If you have tweens or teens, try asking them about the injustices they've seen or experienced in their own daily lives Dr. Jenny Radesky
George Floyd's family disagrees with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office on Floyd's cause of death—but the medical examiner did classify his death as a homicide. On that point the two autopsies (one performed by the ME's office and one ordered by Floyd's family and performed by two doctors—...
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.