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|Trump says he was 'saddened' to hear news of Ginsburg's death
In an extraordinary moment following his rally in Minnesota on Friday night, the president appeared to be caught off guard when a reporter informed him of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 10:16 PM
|Mass suspension of German police officers who shared pictures of Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambers
The officers allegedly shared extremist content in chatrooms and WhatsApp groups. Some face charges of spreading Nazi propaganda and hate speech.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 5:00 AM
|A Vermont grocery store worker was fired after stopping a purse snatcher who stole from an elderly woman
Amir Shedyak, a grocery store employee, told local news that he was fired after trying to stop a purse snatcher during a shift in August.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 11:42 AM
|Finnish cruise ship evacuated after running aground in Baltic sea
A Finnish passenger cruise ship was evacuated on Sunday after it ran aground off the island of Aland in the Baltic Sea, the cruise line and emergency services said Sunday.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 12:08 PM
|Postal workers are catching COVID by the thousands. It’s one more threat to voting by mail
More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 11:59 AM
|Planned Black community in Georgia draws interest for a reality TV show
Last week, nearly two dozen families in Georgia made headlines for pooling money to purchase land in a Georgia town with a vision to build a safe-haven community for Black people. The news garnered widespread attention, including interest from big wigs in the entertainment sphere hoping to develop a reality TV show about the forthcoming community dreamed to be Freedom, Georgia, per TMZ. The group of 19 families, led by Ashley Scott and Renee Walters, bought 97 acres of land in Toomsboro, Georgia, a rural town of about 500 people, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, about two hours south of Atlanta.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 1:05 PM
|'He had green eyes': Florida man will paint alligator that attacked him
* Mark Johnson given 60 stitches for deep wound in leg * ‘He wanted to roll so he could start dismembering,’ artist says In several decades as a professional artist, painting Florida’s marine life, Mark Johnson has developed a pretty good eye for detail. Now the outdoorsman whose website offers “realistic portrayals created primarily from memory and imagination” is about to start work on a gritty new work: an alligator with rows of perfect white teeth, clamped on the thigh of a man out walking his dog.It will be a self-portrait. On a morning stroll with his golden retriever Rex along a canal near his home in Port St Lucie, Johnson was attacked by an 8ft 6in alligator that lunged from the water, raced towards him and chomped down on his leg, causing a deep wound that required 60 stitches.> He started clamping down really good above my knee, and my shoe was sticking out the base of his jaw> > Mark JohnsonJohnson said he freed himself by jabbing his index fingers into the eyes of the giant reptile, which released its grip and sank back into the canal.“I’ve already got the canvas ordered to paint it,” Johnson, 61, said in an interview with the community website patch.com.“This image will be on my mind the rest of my life. I can see it right now, I see my foot, I see the gator, I see the position. He had green eyes. The teeth were pearly white, no stain or anything.“He knew he had his prey. He wanted to roll so he could start dismembering. He started clamping down really good above my knee, and my shoe was sticking out the base of his jaw.”After Johnson freed himself, he said, he limped home with blood dripping from puncture wounds on his leg, to be reunited with Rex, who had followed an order to run off when the alligator attacked.Johnson’s wife drove him to hospital, where doctors stitched his thigh and a finger injured when he jabbed the creature’s eye.“It’s important for people to understand how dangerous alligators are,” Johnson told tcpalm.com. “If I had been a small child or a pet, I wouldn’t have had a chance.”Rangers from the Florida fish and wildlife commission trapped and removed the alligator. According to state records, there have been 283 major alligator attacks on humans in Florida since records began in 1948. Twenty-five were fatal.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 4:27 PM
|Southern California jolted by magnitude 4.5 earthquake, another worry after raging wildfires
In a region already reeling from wildfires and smoke-filled skies, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolted Southern California.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 7:11 AM
|US sends armoured vehicles to Syria as UN urges Turkey to probe militia's human rights abuses
The US military has sent half a dozen armored vehicles on a 90-day mission to reinforce its troops in eastern Syria, less than a month after four US soldiers were injured during an altercation with Russian troops in the area. The military said fewer than 100 soldiers would accompany the vehicles. There are currently less than 1,000 US troops in Syria, a number that has remained approximately the same since the end of the US military offensive that deprived the Islamic State [IS] of most of the territory in Syria. Russia has deployed military forces to Syria in support of the Syrian regime, while US troops conduct joint patrols and operations with the Syrian Democratic Forces, a militia it backed in 2015 to fight against IS. The US and Russia have previously clashed with each other in Syria, such as a 2017 incident that led to the deaths of around 300 Russian military contractors. “The United States does not seek conflict with any other nation in Syria, but will defend Coalition forces if necessary,” said Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for the US military’s Central Command. Also on Friday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Turkey to investigate war crimes committed by groups it backs in northern Syria. Turkey began launching major military operations in 2016 in order to remove Syrian Kurdish militia groups, including the US-supported SDF, from areas they controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 8:16 AM
|Biden warns confirming Supreme Court justice before election would cause ‘irreversible damage’ and promises to nominate a Black woman if he wins
'Last thing we need is to add is a constitutional crisis that plunges us deeper into the abyss, deeper into the darkness’
POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 5:00 PM