Hurricane Paulette Rolls Toward Bermuda; Sally Threatens Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Bermuda were urged to prepare to protect life and property ahead of Hurricane Paulette, while Tropical Storm Sally threatened to intensify into a hurricane as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast. Paulette gained hurricane status late Saturday and was expected to bring storm surge, coastal flooding and high winds to Bermuda, according to a U.S. National Hurricane Center advisory. Bermuda’s government announced that L.F. Wade International Airport would close Sunday evening, and government buildings would …

Daniel Prude: NY Attorney General to set up grand jury

The attorney general for New York State has announced plans to form a grand jury to investigate the police killing of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died of suffocation after officers put a hood over his head and held him down during an arrest. In a short statement released on Saturday, Letitia James said her office would “move immediately” to set up the grand jury as part of its probe into the incident, which took place in Rochester, New …

A German Test Revealed Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Was Poisoned

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group, the German government said Wednesday. The toxicology results will further raise suspicion of the Kremlin’s involvement in the attack. Navalny, who fell ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk last month, is being treated at Berlin’s Charité hospital. He was airlifted there from Omsk after two days of painstaking negotiations between his family and personal doctor and Russian authorities, who were …

William Barr Says Police Being Racist Toward Black People Isn’t Racism

Attorney General William Barr stunned viewers Wednesday when he said that it’s not necessarily racism when police repeatedly treat Black people differently than white people. Barr made the remarks in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who pressed him to back up his stated belief that Black people aren’t disproportionately targeted by law enforcement. “I think there are some situations where statistics would suggest that they are treated differently, but I don’t think that that’s necessarily racism,” Barr said. The …

Trump Invites All To Remove Their Masks, Interrupts Black Attendees At Kenosha Roundtable

At a Tuesday roundtable with local officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump invited all present to remove their face masks and repeatedly answered questions that reporters asked of the only Black attendees.   “If you feel more comfortable, if you’ll say a couple of words, you might want to take the masks off, otherwise you can leave them on,” the president said at the start of the event. “Either way you want.” Trump then pointed to one of the members …

Third virus vaccine reaches major hurdle: Final US testing

A handful of the dozens of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in human testing have reached the last and biggest hurdle: looking for the needed proof that they work as a U.S. advisory panel suggested Tuesday a way to ration the first limited doses once a vaccine wins approval. AstraZeneca announced Monday its vaccine candidate has entered the final testing stage in the U.S. The Cambridge, England-based company said the study will involve up to 30,000 adults from various racial, ethnic and geographic groups. …

The Subways Are Facing a Five-Alarm Fire

  New York City cannot recover without a robust transit system, and the country cannot rebound without New York. By Patrick J. Foye and John Samuelsen Mr. Foye is the chairman and chief executive of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Mr. Samuelsen is the International President of the Transport Workers Union. Sept. 1, 2020 Even with New York’s curve flattened, transit ridership is down 75 percent.Credit…Johnny Milano for The New York Times As chief executive of North America’s largest …

Duch, Prison Chief Who Slaughtered for the Khmer Rouge, Is Dead at 77

A former schoolteacher whose real name was Kaing Guek Eav, he became a symbol of the regime’s brutal rule over Cambodia. The former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, in a Phnom Penh courtroom in 2012.Credit…Nhet Sokheng/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Published Sept. 1, 2020Updated Sept. 2, 2020, 1:28 a.m. ET Kaing Guek Eav, the former schoolteacher known as Duch who became the most notorious killer during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror in Cambodia in …

US turns back on global coronavirus vaccine effort: Live news

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur, keeping you updated for the next few hours. The United States is turning its back on the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX), a global effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine that is being led by the World Health Organization (WHO). The latest data from Johns Hopkins University shows more than 25.6 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the …

In Lebanon, Macron offers the carrot or the stick

Beirut, Lebanon – French President Emmanuel Macron presented Lebanon’s political establishment with two choices during a trip that ended Tuesday: implement reforms, and vital international aid will flow plentifully, but continue on the same path, and the doors to assistance will slam shut – and the country’s ossified political leadership may be directly targeted with sanctions. “I did not come today to give a warning, but I returned to help Lebanon and accompany it to its future,” Macron said on …

Trump Wants To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA

The Trump administration has drafted a proposal that would dramatically expand the number of people required to provide biometrics for their immigration applications, while also increasing the personal information the government can demand, such as eye scans, voice prints, DNA, and photographs for facial recognition. According to parts of a draft policy obtained by BuzzFeed News, the government would be allowed to request biometrics from immigrants who have received some benefit, like a green card or work permit, at any …

‘I’m Really Excited For The Future Of The Game’: Jessie Warren On New Professional Softball League Athletes Unlimited

  (CBS Local Sports)– Athletes Unlimited is a brand new professional softball league featuring 56 of the best softball players in the world and CBS Sports Network will be airing games this summer and fall, starting with two on Monday at 4pm EST and 8pm EST. The league is changing the game of softball by creating an alternate fantasy-style points system where athletes can pick up points for leading at the end of each inning, individual stats and wins. Athletes Unlimited …

Kentucky’s Rupp Arena: A College Basketball Mecca With A Complicated Racial Past

The Kentucky Wildcats have dominated the competition playing at Rupp Arena, named after U.K.’s most famous coach: Adolph Rupp. Now the campus is debating whether that name should be changed.   Rupp Arena is named for Adoph Rupp, the famous University of Kentucky basketball coach whose sustained success in the mid-20th century turned the program into the powerhouse it remains today. The arena has borne Rupp’s name since it opened in 1976, just a few years after his retirement. But …

NYPD hunts suspect seen in video attempting to rape woman on subway platform

The NYPD is looking for the suspect seen in disturbing cellphone video attempting to brazenly rape a woman on a Manhattan subway platform. Police said the “brutal sexual attack” happened as the 25-year-old woman was waiting for a Q train at a station in midtown Saturday morning. Transit Police Chief Edward Delatorre said Sunday on Twitter that officers want to hear from subway riders who intervened, saving the woman from further harm. NYPD SEEKS DRIVER WHO ASSAULTED 2 BRONX TRAFFIC AGENTS …

A Father’s Fight Paved Way For DOJ’s Open Investigation Into Kenosha Shooting

A Father’s Fight Paved Way For DOJ’s Open Investigation Into Kenosha Shooting Protesters march with the family of Jacob Blake during a rally against racism and police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 29, 2020. STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP via Getty Images Protesters march with the family of Jacob Blake during a rally against racism and police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 29, 2020. STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP via Getty Images The Wisconsin Department …

How Two Sign Language Interpreters Became Unlikely Pandemic Stars

Andiswa Gebashe, left, and Nicoline Du Toit are the sign language interpreters for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pandemic briefings — and have become unlikely celebrities. Youtube/ Screenshots by NPR hide caption toggle caption Youtube/ Screenshots by NPR Andiswa Gebashe, left, and Nicoline Du Toit are the sign language interpreters for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pandemic briefings — and have become unlikely celebrities. Youtube/ Screenshots by NPR When Andiswa Gebashe was growing up in Soweto in the 1990s, she …

How Chadwick Boseman Embodies Black Male Dignity

LOS ANGELES — Here’s an underrated perk of being Chadwick Boseman. One day, you’re out on a date at a jazz concert with your lady. It’s at one of those pastoral Californian sites: summertime, dragonflies. The sun is setting, pink and orange and spectacular, rivaled in charm only by the swell of the music, which is as shimmering and soulful as the surface of a lake. It’s a near perfect moment. Perfect, that is, except for the view. A couple …

Kenosha Shooting Suspect Charged With Six Criminal Counts, Including Homicide

Demonstrators revisit the site where a protester was killed in Kenosha, Wis. On Aug. 25, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two protesters. He was charged on Thursday with six criminal counts, including first-degree intentional homicide. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brandon Bell/Getty Images Demonstrators revisit the site where a protester was killed in Kenosha, Wis. On Aug. 25, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two protesters. He was charged on Thursday with six criminal counts, including first-degree …

The US Immigration System Won’t Come To A Halt After Massive Work Furloughs Were Canceled

The US agency that oversees key parts of the immigration system, including the processing of citizenship, green cards, and asylum applications, has canceled its planned furlough this week of nearly 70% of its staff, according to an internal email sent to staff Tuesday morning. The planned furlough of more than 13,000 US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees on Aug. 30 was set to bring the immigration system to a halt, delaying the processing of green card applications and setting …

Alexei Navalny’s health condition ‘very worrying’

The founder of the activist group that arranged a medical evacuation for Alexei Navalny has called his condition “very worrying” as a hospital in Germany started the Russian opposition politician’s treatment with “extensive” diagnostic tests following his arrival in Berlin on Saturday. An air ambulance carrying Navalny coming from the Siberian city of Omsk, chartered by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, touched down at 8:47am local time (06:47 GMT) at the military wing of Berlin’s Tegel airport.   “His health condition is very …