How the Trial Over Floyd’s Death Flipped the Script for Black Victims

MINNEAPOLIS — “His name,” the prosecutor said, “was George Perry Floyd Jr.” These seven words were the first the jury heard from Steve Schleicher, a prosecutor, in his closing argument in the trial of Derek Chauvin. With them Mr. Schleicher, standing in a bland Minneapolis courtroom, answered a call from the spirited streets 18 floors below, where protesters, for nearly a year, had been shouting … Continue reading How the Trial Over Floyd’s Death Flipped the Script for Black Victims

An unarmed man was shot by a Virginia deputy while on the phone with 911

An unarmed man was shot by a Virginia sheriff’s deputy while on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, according to authorities and 911 audio released Friday. Isaiah Brown, 32, was taken to a local hospital after the shooting early Wednesday with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to statements from the Virginia State Police, which said its Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office Police Shooting … Continue reading An unarmed man was shot by a Virginia deputy while on the phone with 911

Bag full of diamond rings worth $100,000 found on New York train

A railroad conductor working at the Long Island Rail Road, a commuter train system in New York, found a bag containing two jewelry portfolios storing a total of 36 diamond ring settings worth about $100,000. Jonathan Yellowday made the discovery on Thursday after a jeweler riding the train left the valuable bag behind. “It almost didn’t seem real. I thought, this can’t be what it … Continue reading Bag full of diamond rings worth $100,000 found on New York train

The United States will establish a Forum of “zero” emissions producers

The US Department of Energy announced today that it will try to create a Forum of producers of “zero” emissions. The Forum aims to achieve net-zero emissions on a global scale through the “development of long-term strategies”. Canada, Norway, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia will join the United States in these efforts. It should be noted that these five countries account for 40% of the world’s … Continue reading The United States will establish a Forum of “zero” emissions producers

NYC subway bomber sentenced to life in prison for terror attack

A man convicted in federal court for the 2017 terror bombing attack in a New York City subway station was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Akayed Ullah could be seen on footage in an underground tunnel walkway detonating a bomb on his person during morning rush hour December 11, 2017. Six people were injured in the blast. Ullah injured his hands and stomach. The … Continue reading NYC subway bomber sentenced to life in prison for terror attack

In Michigan, a record-breaking number of children have been hospitalized with Covid

DETROIT — Among the many alarming consequences of Michigan’s recent Covid-19 surge is one that has doctors particularly concerned: a record-breaking spike in child hospitalizations. The 50 Greatest Rock Bands Ever, RankedAdWork + MoneyData from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association shows that the number of children hospitalized with severe Covid-19 symptoms hit a high of 70 this week — twice as many as were … Continue reading In Michigan, a record-breaking number of children have been hospitalized with Covid

Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The 50% target would nearly double the nation’s previous commitment and require dramatic changes in the power and transportation sectors, including significant increases … Continue reading Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Top nuclear commander says he will push to put bombers back on alert if US gets rid of its ICBMs

America’s top nuclear commander told lawmakers Tuesday that he would push to put US nuclear-capable bombers on alert if the military lost its intercontinental ballistic missiles. As some lawmakers question the need to invest in nuclear modernization programs like the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a replacement for the aging Minuteman III ICBM force, the head of US Strategic Command is arguing in favor of moving … Continue reading Top nuclear commander says he will push to put bombers back on alert if US gets rid of its ICBMs

9 juveniles injured in gunfight that broke out at 12-year-old’s birthday party

At least nine teenagers and juveniles have been injured after a gunfight broke out at a 12-year-old’s birthday party. The incident occurred on the evening of Saturday, April 17, at approximately 8:37 p.m. in LaPlace, Louisiana — about 28 miles west of New Orleans — when officers received a call to reports of gunfire, according to St. John The Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office.When authorities arrived … Continue reading 9 juveniles injured in gunfight that broke out at 12-year-old’s birthday party

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd: Live updates

MINNEAPOLIS — The jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May. Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The judge asked each juror if the verdict was correct, thanked them for “heavy duty jury service,” and dismissed them. He revoked bail and told Chauvin to report back … Continue reading Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd: Live updates