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250 students and staff asked to quarantine in Georgia district after one week of school

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 14:30

250 students and staff asked to quarantine in Georgia district after one week of schoolAfter one week of school, more than 250 students at staff in Cherokee County, Georgia, are asked to quarantine due to potential exposure to COVID-19.


Bolsonaro assails Brazil network blaming him for virus deaths

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 14:29

Bolsonaro assails Brazil network blaming him for virus deathsPresident Jair Bolsonaro lashed out Sunday at the "cowardice" of Brazil's most widely viewed TV network for suggesting he bore heavy blame for the nation's more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths. The far-right president accused TV Globo of treating the death milestone as if it were "a World Cup final," saying on Twitter that it had been both "cowardly and disrespectful of the dead." On Saturday night, shortly after the official announcement that the 100,000-death mark had been passed, TV Globo opened its news report with a long editorial highly critical of Bolsonaro's handling of the health crisis.


Helicopter crash kills three Texas Parks and Wildlife workers, officials say

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 14:28

Helicopter crash kills three Texas Parks and Wildlife workers, officials sayThe group was conducting an aerial survey of desert bighorn sheep.


Trump aides struggle to defend his pandemic relief orders as U.S. cases reach 5 million

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:45

Trump aides struggle to defend his pandemic relief orders as U.S. cases reach 5 millionQuestioned about Trump's controversial new directives for pandemic relief, top aides offer contradictory, sometimes tangled responses.


Exclusive: Joe Biden and Democrats unveil details of DNC convention including nightly themes, ways to watch

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:45

 Joe Biden and Democrats unveil details of DNC convention including nightly themes, ways to watch'Uniting America' will be the DNC convention's theme. Speakers include former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.


Amazon reportedly wants to take over JCPenney and Sears stores to turn malls into giant fulfillment centers

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:03

Amazon reportedly wants to take over JCPenney and Sears stores to turn malls into giant fulfillment centersAmazon would benefit by gaining well-located warehouse space in cities and could decrease delivery time on orders.


Sudan rains and floods claim 20 more lives

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:58

Sudan rains and floods claim 20 more livesAt least 20 people were killed and 13 others wounded Sunday in torrential rains and flooding, the latest victims of days of flooding in Sudan, the civil defence said. Heavy rains typically hit Sudan between June and October each year, and this week the country has been badly battered by the downpour. "20 people have died and 13 have been injured while 345 houses were destroyed or badly damaged" across the country Sunday, the civil defence said.


Three parks and wildlife employees die in helicopter crash during bighorn sheep survey

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:53

Three parks and wildlife employees die in helicopter crash during bighorn sheep surveyOfficials say the pilot survived the crash in south-western Texas and cause of crash is under investigationThree Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees have been killed in a helicopter crash while conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep in the south-western part of the state, according to officials.The crash happened on Saturday in the remote wilderness of Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, which is adjacent to Big Bend National Park, on the Rio Grande that marks the border with Mexico.The victims of the crash were identified as wildlife biologist Dewey Stockbridge, fish and wildlife technician Brandon White, and state wildlife veterinarian Bob Dittmar, according to the TPWD.Officials said the pilot survived the crash and was taken to El Paso, the most westerly city in Texas, on the border with New Mexico, for further treatment, and the patient’s condition is currently not public.“No words can begin to express the depth of sadness we feel for the loss of our colleagues in this tragic accident,” said Carter Smith, TPWD executive director, in a statement.Smith said they were “highly regarded … for the immense passion, dedication, and expertise they brought to their important work in wildlife management and veterinary medicine” and that they were carrying out “their calling to help survey, monitor and protect the bighorns of their beloved west Texas mountains”.The Texas governor, Greg Abbott, asked Texans to pray for the families of the victims of the crash, adding as part of a statement that “our hearts ache today”.Details of the crash are so far limited and an official investigation by the authorities is underway, according to local media reports.Desert bighorn sheep are carefully studied in the wildlife management area. They were a ubiquitous native animal in previous times and were successfully reintroduced after being hunted out by the 1960s for their meat and to reduce competition with farmed sheep.


Pelosi says election threats from Russia, China aren't equal

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:48

Pelosi says election threats from Russia, China aren't equalHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the threats of interference in the U.S. presidential election from Russia and China are not equal, pointing to a more serious risk with Moscow's efforts to boost President Donald Trump’s reelection bid. An intelligence report last week said Russia was already using a “range of measures” to undercut Trump's Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, and promote Trump with misinformation on social media.


Celebrate the VP nominee, not Biden's decision to pick a woman. It's the least he can do.

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:19

Celebrate the VP nominee, not Biden's decision to pick a woman. It's the least he can do.Our country has endured high opportunity costs for keeping white men in power for so long while ignoring the political contributions women could make.


Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself one year ago, setting off wave of conspiracy theories and celebrity denials

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:14

Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself one year ago, setting off wave of conspiracy theories and celebrity denialsWhen Jeffrey Epstein took his life in a jail cell one year ago - dozens of his victims feared their hope for justice died with him. The registered sex offender, who made a mockery of the legal process since at least 2007, undermined the law one last time. Using orange sheets tied to the railing of a bunk bed in his cell, Epstein hanged himself, snapping a bone in his neck in three places. The ...


Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:05

Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union officesA fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Ore., to declare a riot and turn protesters away from the offices as demonstrations continue in the city after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago.


Maskless woman filmed telling grocery store worked she could be sued for enforcing rules

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:42

Maskless woman filmed telling grocery store worked she could be sued for enforcing rulesA maskless woman was filmed falsely telling a grocery store worker she could be prosecuted for telling customers to wear masks - insisting that she was from an organization called the ‘Freedom to Breathe Agency’.The now-viral video shows the woman claiming she’s from the 'agency', which she says protects people's “constitutional rights” and makes sure civil and federal laws are not broken.


National security adviser: 'Almost nothing' left to sanction 'of the Russians'

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:40

 'Almost nothing' left to sanction 'of the Russians'CBS News' Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan repeatedly pushed National Security Adviser on Sunday to say whether President Trump has told Russian President Vladimir Putin "to knock it off" when it comes to U.S. election interference. O'Brien said he doesn't get involved with his boss's conservations with other world leaders, but said the Trump administration remains committed to keeping Moscow out of the picture.Trump, O'Brien said, has been tougher than his predecessors. So much so, he argues, that there's little else Washington can do since they've already "sanctioned the heck out of" individuals, companies, and the government in Russia, kicked Russian spies out of the U.S., and closed down consulates and other diplomatic facilities. "Nevertheless we continue to message the Russians, and President Trump continues to message the Russians: don't get involved our elections," O'Brien said, adding that that extends to Beijing and Tehran, as well.> “There’s almost nothing we can sanction left of the Russians,” @robertcobrien says when pressed if @realdonaldtrump ever told Russia's Vladimir Putin to "knock it off" with threats of election interference in 2020 during their last phone call in July pic.twitter.com/KvGtmsrpgo> > — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 9, 2020Brennan, however, pointed out throughout the interview that intelligence reports indicate that that message — and the sanctions — don't seem to have gotten through to the Kremlin, since there's still evidence Russia (and China and Iran) is working to undermine the electoral process stateside. Foreign policy experts have also suggested current sanction policy doesn't always prove to be a deterrent, since Moscow views them as permanent and therefore has little incentive to change its behavior purely based on those actions.More stories from theweek.com 5 scathing cartoons about Trump's 'it is what it is' COVID response QAnon goes mainstream 4 surprising reasons scientists think asymptomatic coronavirus cases are so common


Fact check: Quarantine 'camps' are real, but COVID-19 camp claim stretches truth

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:31

 Quarantine 'camps' are real, but COVID-19 camp claim stretches truthAn Instagram post is correct about expansion of quarantine sites during the pandemic, but falsely claims personal information will be accessed there.


Six French tourists among eight killed in Niger

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:16

Six French tourists among eight killed in NigerSix French tourists and their local guide and driver were killed Sunday by gunmen riding motorcycles in an area of southwestern Niger that is home to the last West African giraffes, officials said. It is believed to be the first such attack on tourists in the area, a popular attraction in the former French colony thanks to its unique population of West African or Niger giraffes. "There are eight dead: two Nigeriens including a guide and a driver, while the other six are French," the governor of the Tillaberi region told AFP. "We are managing the situation, we will give more information later," Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella said, without indicating who was behind the attack. A source close to the environmental services said the assault took place at around 11:30 am (1030 GMT) six kilometres (four miles) east of the town of Koure, which is an hour's drive from the capital Niamey. "Most of the victims were shot... We found a magazine emptied of its cartridges at the scene," the source told AFP. "We do not know the identity of the attackers but they came on motorcycles through the bush and waited for the arrival of the tourists." The source added that the tourists' vehicle belonged to the French humanitarian organisation ACTED. Grisly pictures seen by AFP of the scene showed bodies lying near a torched off-road vehicle, which had bullet holes in its rear window. Around 20 years ago, a small herd of West African giraffes, a subspecies distinguished by its lighter colour, found a safe haven from poachers and predators in the Koure area. Today they number in their hundreds and are a key tourist attraction, enjoying the protection of local people and conservation groups. However the Tillaberi region is in a hugely unstable location, near the borders of Mali and Burkina Faso. The region has become a hideout for Sahel jihadist groups such as the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). The use of motorcycles has been totally banned since January in an attempt to curb the movements of such jihadists.


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive, then negative for COVID-19: 7 questions you might have about testing

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:14

 7 questions you might have about testingNot all tests work the same way, nor do they always provide identical results. Even the same test — taken twice — can show contradictory outcomes.


The Trump administration reportedly quashed part of an intelligence report that showed Russia is helping him win the 2020 election

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:08

The Trump administration reportedly quashed part of an intelligence report that showed Russia is helping him win the 2020 electionPrevious reports from the FBI, CIA, and NSA concluded that Russia attempted to help Trump win in 2016, but Trump has denied those reports' accuracy.


Gottlieb says U.S. could reach 300,000 COVID deaths by end of the year

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 10:37

Gottlieb says U.S. could reach 300,000 COVID deaths by end of the yearThe U.S. surpassed 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday.


Niger: French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 10:36

 French tourists among eight killed by gunmenThey were in a region which attracts visitors who want to see the last herds of giraffe in West Africa.


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