Lawyer: El Paso shooting suspect has ‘mental disabilities’

Lawyers for a man charged with shooting scores of people in a racist attack at a Texas Walmart say their client has diagnosed mental disabilities that should be a “red flag” for federal prosecutors considering whether to seek the death penalty. Patrick Crusius “has been diagnosed with severe, lifelong neurological and mental disabilities” and was […]

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Santa Anita experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases

Santa Anita, which finished its meeting June 21, has had a surge of people with COVID-19, according to statistics released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The agency report, issued Monday, noted that the track had 38 people confirmed as having had the coronavirus infection, and 10 more are symptomatic and awaiting […]

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Boris Johnson says Britons ‘should be wearing face masks in shops’ amid coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the people of England to wear face coverings in shops on Monday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, although he stopped short of issuing any official requirements. While visiting ambulance workers in London, Johnson said: “I think people should be wearing [face coverings] in shops.” UK PUB INSTALLS ELECTRIC […]

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Driver Purposely Drove Bus Into China Reservoir, Killing 21, Police Say

A bus crash in southwest China last week that killed 21 people and injured 15 others was caused by the driver, who deliberately steered into a reservoir because he was angry at the demolition of his home, the police have said. The crash on Tuesday, which also killed the driver, drew an outpouring of grief; […]

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Life after Zoom: corporate travel agents plot safe return to business travel

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks are seen at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai 2/2 By Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) – Corporate travel agents are using the coronavirus-induced lull in bookings to work with companies on how to get their staff out of Zoom videoconferences and safely back in the air. They […]

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Eminem Slays Anti-Maskers, ‘Dirty’ Cops in New Single With Kid Cudi – Plus: ‘F— Drew Brees’ (Video)

Eminem went after bad cops, people who refuse to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in his new (co-)single and first collaboration with Kid Cudi. The Slim Shady of “The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady” also sent “prayers” out to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery in […]

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White Sox’ Tim Anderson isn’t afraid to let his personality show

“I’m just being myself, being comfortable, letting people inside of my personality,” the White Sox’ Tim Anderson said. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images “But, honestly, I’m at a point now where I really don’t care about nobody’s opinions,” White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson said. “I don’t really care what nobody’s got to say.” GLENDALE, Ariz. — […]

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Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of virus protests

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in […]

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5 dead in hostage situation at South Africa church; 40 arrested

Five people have been killed in a hostage situation at a Pentecostal church in South Africa Saturday. Police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church headquarters in Zuurbekom near Johannesburg found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another […]

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5 Killed in Hostage Crisis at Church in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — South African police said five people were dead and more than 40 were arrested after an early-morning hostage crisis at a church near Johannesburg. A statement said the police and the military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned […]

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Chinese banks must brace for surge in bad loans, regulator says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s banks should brace for a big jump in bad loans due to coronavirus-induced economic pain, the financial regulator said on Saturday, noting the deterioration of asset quality […]

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Chinese banks must brace for surge in bad loans – regulator

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s banks should brace for a big jump in bad loans due to coronavirus-induced economic pain, the financial regulator said on Saturday, noting the deterioration of asset quality […]

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After an Arrest at a Black Lives Matter Protest: Deportation Proceedings

PHOENIX — Máxima Guerrero had seen it before: young people gathering in anger and frustration, not waiting for the guidance of major organizations or longtime political leaders. A decade ago, she was in downtown Phoenix when protests broke out after the Arizona legislature approved what would become known as the “show me your papers” law. […]

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The Irwin family documents COVID-19 lockdown in a zoo in Animal Planet series

Most people are restricted to their homes these days — and for the Irwin family, that’s a giant zoo. A special episode of their Animal Planet series, “Crikey! It’s The Irwins: Life in Lockdown” (Saturday at 9 p.m.) takes viewers inside their unique experience trying to keep Australia Zoo running during the pandemic. “Every business […]

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Donald Trump Jr. says American people ‘deserve’ Durham probe results before election

Donald Trump Jr. on Friday said the American people “deserve” to know U.S. Attorney John Durham’s findings in his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe before they hit the voting booths, saying it would be a “disgrace, a disservice to the country, and a blight on the office” should he wait to release his results […]

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Adrian Gomez, Who Cared for Migrant Youth, Is Dead at 52

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. The Trump administration’s practice of separating parents from children in families crossing the border illegally from Mexico has received plenty of attention in recent years. So have the shelters to which those children and unaccompanied […]

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KFC Birthday Party Costs $18,000 in Covid-19 Fines in Australia

A large takeout order from a KFC in Australia led the police to more than a dozen people hiding at a house party and more than 26,000 Australian dollars in Covid-19 fines, the authorities said Friday. Chief Commissioner Shane Patton of the Victoria police announced the hefty fine at a news conference, saying that 16 […]

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Trump predicts ‘big crowd’ for Saturday night’s rally in New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – His advisers are hesitant to forecast how many people will attend President Trump’s rally Saturday night in New Hampshire, but the president himself has no qualms making a prediction. “We’re going to have a big crowd and we’re going to have a great crowd,” the president declared Friday morning in a radio interview on […]

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UN official: 700 people died in Syrian camps for IS families

The U_N_ counterterrorism chief says his office received information that 700 people died recently in two camps in northeast Syria where about 70,000 mainly women and children connected to Islamic State fighters are detained in “very dire conditions.” By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press July 10, 2020, 5:30 AM 3 min read UNITED NATIONS — […]

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5 Arrested in Connection With Pop Smoke Killing

Five people, including three adult men and two minors, were arrested early Thursday in connection with the February killing of Pop Smoke, a rising New York rapper, the Los Angeles Police Department announced. No additional information about the arrests or potential charges was provided by the department, which has been investigating the case for months. […]

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El Paso shooting suspect faces more federal charges

A man accused of shooting scores of people at a Texas Walmart last summer was indicted Thursday on new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack. A grand jury returned a new indictment against Patrick Wood Crusius, who was already charged with 90 counts under federal […]

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U.S. recovery in limbo as retail traffic falls in virus hot spots

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People shop at Macy’s Herald Square store on the first day of the phase two re-opening of businesses following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City By Howard Schneider (Reuters) – U.S. states that have driven a record surge in coronavirus cases may […]

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Police: 9-year-old boy, 2 others wounded in Atlanta shooting

Authorities said three people were shot and wounded in Atlanta, including a 9-year-old boy By The Associated Press July 9, 2020, 12:39 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATLANTA — Three people, including a 9-year-old boy, were shot and wounded in Atlanta, police said. The shooting happened Wednesday night in […]

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Santiago Manuin, Indigenous Leader in Peru, Dies at 63

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. This was clear to Santiago Manuin: Indigenous tribes of the Amazon had the right to protect their land and to take part in decisions affecting them. He promoted these principles as a prominent Peruvian human […]

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Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors for Coronavirus Deaths

An analysis of more than 17 million people in England — the largest study of its kind, according to its authors — has pinpointed a bevy of factors that can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The paper, published Wednesday in Nature, echoes reports from other countries that […]

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