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|Conspiracy-mongering Republican seeking John Lewis seat gets social media boost from Trump
Besides parroting many of President Trump’s talking points, Angela Stanton-King, a Republican congressional candidate, has frequently repeated ideas related to the conspiracy theory QAnon.
POSTED AUGUST 08, 2020 11:47 AM
|Out of work and with families to feed, some Americans are lining up at food banks for the first time in their lives
Food assistance programs across the country are preparing for another spike in need with federal unemployment benefits ending.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2020 5:00 AM
|Police Officer Fired After Allegedly Mishandling Explicit Photos of Slain University of Utah Student
The Salt Lake Tribune had reported that the officer had downloaded, shared and bragged about the photos
POSTED AUGUST 08, 2020 1:22 PM
|The Russian owner who abandoned the ship full of ammonium nitrate that caused the Beirut explosion has been questioned by police in Cyprus, reports say
Igor Grechushkin was questioned by Cyprus police on Thursday over the MV Rhosus, the ship that carried ammonium nitrate to Beirut, local reports say.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2020 6:47 AM
|Fact check: Sex crimes by public officials not connected to Ghislaine Maxwell
Posts say sex crimes by dozens of public officials are connected to Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of Jeffrey Epstein. But they're not.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2020 1:23 PM
|U.S. officials find 'sophisticated' smuggling tunnel on Mexican border
The tunnel was found on Tuesday in the desert near San Luis, Arizona by federal agents led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's investigative arm, the agency said in a press release Friday. Authorities have located hundreds of tunnels over the years under the Southwest border, saying they are used by drug cartels and criminal organizations to smuggle narcotics, people and weapons back and forth between the two countries. The tunnel found this week measured 3 feet by 4 feet (91 cm by 1.22 meters) and included a "ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring, rail system, [and] extensive reinforcement," ICE said.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2020 1:58 PM
|Riots in the Rubble: Beirut Explodes in Violence, Protesters Gassed After Deadly Blast
Police in the Lebanese capital of Beirut used tear gas on protesters who took to the streets Thursday night to demand accountability over the monstrous Tuesday explosion that killed at least 150 people and injured more than 5,000. Small fires were set in front of the main parliament hall and angry people threw rubble from the blast at police in riot gear.Beirut Ignored Public Warning There Was a Russian ‘Bomb’ at the PortA paper trail that shows how government officials ignored warnings for more than six years about the 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate that was carelessly stored in a port hangar before it detonated has led to widespread calls for an independent investigation into the blast.Prosecutors have detained 16 port staff over the incident, but no government officials have yet been formally implicated, despite allegations that they ignored requests to remove the explosives from the city’s main port. Lebanon’s new prime minister, Hassan Diab, promised that those found responsible would pay a heavy price.At least two Lebanese officials have resigned in a show of solidarity with protesters and to disassociate themselves from the government.Even before the deadly explosion, protesters had regularly demonstrated against the alleged government corruption that has led to economic failures in the country.The so-called October Revolution that started last fall led to violent clashes between demonstrators and police—despite the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Beirut registered 255 new infections, marking the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began. International support has been swift, and many among the Lebanese diaspora—which is triple the in-country population of five million—have promised to aid in the rebuilding of the small nation. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2020 5:46 AM
|New York is moving homeless people into luxury hotels to protect them against coronavirus and wealthy neighbourhoods aren't happy
New York was in the midst of a record homelessness crisis even before the coronavirus hit. Some 60,000 people were filling municipal shelters across the city every night. Nearly a third of that number was living in dorm-style facilities for single adults, sharing bathrooms, dining areas and sleeping facilities.“When Covid struck, we recognised very quickly this was a recipe for disaster,” said Jacqueline Simone, of Coalition for the Homeless, a New York charity. The problem was only going to get worse, they warned, as the economic crisis caused by the pandemic deepened.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2020 4:29 PM
|Robber snatches California man's life savings in front of bank
Francisco Cornejo walking to his car after making a hefty withdrawal from his account. He was carrying 200-thousand dollars when a robber attacked him and ripped away Conejo's bag of money. The thief escaped with the money and has yet to be arrested.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2020 2:23 PM
|Georgia DA who charged officers faces tough primary runoff
Against the backdrop of protests over racial injustice and police brutality and with allegations of misconduct emboldening challengers, the top prosecutor in Georgia’s most populous county is fighting to keep his job. After two decades of running unopposed, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard placed second in the June Democratic primary and faces a tough runoff election Tuesday. The extended primary contest has unfolded as Atlanta rocked with protests sparked by the killing of an African American, George Floyd, by a white police officer in Minneapolis.
POSTED AUGUST 07, 2020 8:30 AM