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Washington, DC - Family of man slain by Prince George’s police officer reaches $20 million settlement
"Of a man shot and killed by a Prince George's County police officer has reached a $20 million settlement with the county will be clear. There is no price. You can put on the life of a son, Father and uncle, a brother. There is no appropriate price tag to accompany a loss like that. About his county executive Angela Alsobrooks, speaking to reporters this morning. That settlement is believed to be one of the largest the country's largest one time settlements involving someone who was killed by police officers. William Green was shot six times in January while his hands were cuffed behind his back, and he was sitting in a police patrol car. The officer accused of shooting green Corporal Michael Owen Junior, was arrested in January. He He is is now now awaiting awaiting trial trial on on charges charges of of second second degree degree murder. murder. One One
Military suicides up as much as 20% during pandemic
"CBS is reporting that military suicides have increased by as much as 20% during the pandemic, Analysts say soldiers are dealing with Cove it war zone deployment. National disaster, civil unrest and for some of them. The pressure's too much. Senior Army leaders say they've actually seen a 30% jump in active duty suicides this year in the army, and they're looking at shortening combat deployments.
Biden campaign jumps on Trump tax-return story
"After The New York Times report detailing President Trump's tax return information for the past two decades. Indicated he paid little or no federal income tax. Mr. Trump called it fake and attacked it on Twitter later as illegally obtained CBS's Ed O'Keefe. Within hours of The New York Times report, The biting campaign was out with a new ad contrasting the tax burden of average working Americans. With the $750 in income tax that the president paid, and they're also out with new campaign buttons that read. I paid more income taxes than Donald Trump. White House correspondent Paula Read tells us small claiming loss is for many of his namesake businesses. Mr. Trump has maintained a lavish lifestyle by taking tax deductions on what some people would consider personal expenses, including housing and $70,000 in hairstyling for television appearances. Correspondent Nancy
The Latest: South Korea sees downward trend in new cases
"Coronavirus cases are on the rise in more than half the United States with some of the plain states reporting the largest spikes Kansas health officials are reporting a record high a week in corona virus cases with more than two thousand since Friday and a positivity rate at sixteen percent in Montana the seven day average for cases was two eighty five up from last week believed to be caused by schools and colleges reopening Kentucky's governor says there's a surge five thousand new cases last week and he wants people to wear a mask but in Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot is easing occupancy restrictions allowing forty percent capacity at some businesses including restaurant health and fitness center personal services and nonessential retail with cases on the rise in New York and California those governors warned there could be tighter restrictions hi Jackie Quinn
US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order
"The nation's commerce secretary says the twenty twenty census will end next week despite a federal judge's ruling that it continue through the end of October in a tweet commerce secretary Wilbur Ross announced the self response and field data collections operations are targeted to end October fifth last week a California judge issued an injunction to prevent the census count from ending early with the intent to revert back to a previous deadline of October thirty first she ruled the trump administration's efforts to shorten the schedule would likely produce inaccurate results agreeing with those who argue minorities and others in hard to count communities would be missed if the counting ends this month but this new October fifth date does not necessarily violate the judge's order a hearing was under way to determine a cut off date Jackie Quinn Washington
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. to Acquire ArcelorMittal USA
"A a major major shake shake up up in in the the steel steel industry industry in in northwest northwest Indiana. Indiana. Steelmaker Steelmaker ArcelorMittal ArcelorMittal has has been been sold. sold. It It operates operates facilities facilities in in East East Chicago Burns Harbor, Gary knew Carlisle in Riverdale, Illinois. The new owner is steelmaker Cleveland Cliffs ArcelorMittal employees about 10,000 people in the region. The acquisition is expected to make Cleveland Cliffs, the largest flat rolled steel maker in North America. The deal includes all of ArcelorMittal's U. S S operations. operations. It's It's estimated estimated at at nearly nearly $1.5 $1.5 billion. billion. It's It's expected expected to to finalized finalized by by the the end end of of the the year. year.
The Latest: Flags fly for pandemic victims in Spanish park
"A grim milestone as the world has hit one million deaths due to covert nineteen according to Johns Hopkins University the one million deaths attributed to the corona virus in nine months are far more than the six hundred and ninety thousand from aids or the four hundred thousand for malaria and all of last year more deaths are expected this fall because of the recent surge in corona virus infections in the US and many other countries wealth and power have not shielded the rich from the awful power of the virus the U. S. has been the worst hit country in the world with more than seven million infections in more than two hundred thousand deaths reflecting what Dr Anthony Fauci says is the lack of success that we have had in containing this outbreak yep there are also signs that death rates are declining and the people who get the virus now are faring better than those in the early months of the pandemic I'm Julie Walker
Dr. Anthony Fauci: US 'not in good place' as country averages 40,000 cases per day
"Concerned about Cova 19 cases rising as the weather gets colder. Here's a BCS Sherry Preston. We're not in in a a good good place. place. That's That's what what Dr Dr Anthony Anthony Fauci Fauci says says about about Corona Corona virus virus numbers numbers in in the the United United States States right right now now is is the the time time actually actually to to double double down down a a bit, bit, And And I I don't don't mean mean close close when when I I say say that. that. People get concerned that we're talking about shutting down. We're not talking about shutting anything down. We're talking but common sense type of public health measures that we've been talking about all along. He says he has a real concern in Florida, where Governor Rhonda Santis lifted nearly all pandemic restrictions over the weekend. Carrie Preston, ABC. NEW time. 9
Hacker Releases Information on Las Vegas-Area Students After Officials Don’t Pay Ransom
"Wall Street Journal reporting this morning that a hacker published documents containing Social security number student grades and other private information stolen from the Clark County school district after officials refused to ransom. Demanded in return for unlocking district computer servers Back on August 27 3 days after fall semester began online Certain files couldn't be open due to a virus later identified as ransom, where the Journal says the hacker's been gradually releasing increasingly sensitive information.
‘Bond King’ billionaire suggests he might follow Joe Rogan’s lead and get out of California
"The bond King, saying saying he he may may be be out out of of California California as as well well Following Following in in the the steps steps of of Joe Joe Rogan. Rogan. Ah, Ah, and and a a number number of of other other people, people, including including some some local local folks folks who who have have decided decided to Become an expat for the state of California.
Cyberattack hobbles major US/UK hospital chain
"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting a major hospital chains computer systems were down Monday universal health services incorporated which operates more than four hundred hospitals and other clinical care facilities appears to have been hit by a ransomware attack that shut down its computer systems in a statement on its website UHS said its network was offline Monday but no patient or employee data appear to have been accessed copied or misused UHS operates in the US and Britain according to the cybersecurity firm EMSA soft seven hundred sixty four U. S. health care providers were victimized by ransomware attacks last year Mike Rossio Washington
Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case pleads not guilty
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a former Lowellville police detective pleads not guilty to charges related to the shooting of Brianna Taylor former Louisville metro police detective Brett Hankerson who was indicted last week on three counts of wanton endangerment in the Brianna Taylor case pleaded not guilty Monday Hankinson was indicted for firing shots into the home of Taylor's neighbors the grand jury declined to indict Hank is in order to other undercover narcotics officers with the fatal shooting of Taylor that triggered protests in Louisville and other cities Taylor was shot multiple times in a March thirteenth narcotics raid after her boyfriend opened fire as officers entered her home the boyfriend said he didn't know who was entering and fired in self defense hi Mike Rossio
Harris to voters: Don't give up as Trump rushes court pick
"Democratic vice presidential nominee comelec Harris is urging voters not to be discouraged by GOP efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election Harris says she knows everybody's tired that's how Republican leaders want they want you to feel like you're fight doesn't matter but in swing state North Carolina Harris says Democrats will not give up or give in we will not let the infection that president trump has injected into the presidency and into Congress that has paralyzed our politics and pitted Americans against each other bread to the United States Supreme Court keris sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee which means she'll play a direct role in the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation flights starting in two weeks the Senate's never confirmed a High Court nominees so close to an election Sager make ani Washington
New wildfires scorch wine country near San Francisco
"New wildfires are scorching wine country near San Francisco it started with the glass spire and two other fires merged with it that was able to establish a foothold on the west side of the napa valley and burn approximately four miles during the course of about six hours cal fire's been Nichols says it's hot it's dry and there are strong Santa Ana winds jeep Anthony Gossner says more than thirteen thousand homes are threatened in Santa Rosa alone in a lot of fire coming down the hill with very heavy winds we're impacting structure so we put a lot of resources in those areas to protect those structures one woman who evacuated said it's like god has no sympathy no empathy for cinema county I'm at Donahue
Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017
"Is staunchly defending himself against accusations from critics who say the Republican evaded paying his fair share of taxes. For well over a decade. Today, Trump says he paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was legally entitled to depreciation in tax credits. The New York Times reported that Trump had for years claimed heavy losses from his businesses and that he paid Just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and again 2017 well
US to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools
"President trump plans to announce the U. S. will start shipping millions of rapid corona virus tested states this week in a push to reopen schools for kids in kindergarten through twelfth grade a senior administration official says six and a half million tests will go out this week and a total of one hundred million over the next several weeks while governors can use the tests however they like the administration's urging they be used to reopen schools it's a politically sensitive issue for the president who has been criticized for his pandemic handling he's been pushing state and local leaders for months to reopen schools confirmed virus cases remain high around forty thousand per day nationwide experts are warning about likely search in colder months ahead Sager make ani Washington
Why a private section of the border wall is allegedly failing
"By Iraq war veteran Bryan Cole Fatchett, triple amputee. They wanted to raise a billion dollars to quote build Trump's wall. The targeted mission Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest illegal border crossing areas in the country, all on the border. We're here building. You gotta help out. They had started producing the video's promoting this project and they were on the property. They started clearing the property before anyone really knew what was going on The company Clearing the riverbank to build the private wall was Fisher Sand and Gravel. Tommy Fisher, the company's CEO, had been trying and failing to land a lucrative border wall contract from the government. Since 2017. When the Trump administration began soliciting Wall design concepts. Fisher was one of the companies to put up a prototype. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security said it had design flaws. A second bid was also rejected. Frustrated Tommy Fisher took another approach. We really believe with our patent pending system, we could bring sexy. Back to construction. He became a fixture on Fox News, the president's favorite network at the time, people time sounding less like a contractor and more like a contestant on a reality show pandering to an audience of one, You know, hopefully the president will see this as well. And he's a guy who says he can cut through bureaucracy two weeks after that appearance on Fox In April of 2019. I don't know if you heard about this contractor that said he could build the whole wall for a lot cheaper than anybody else. Yes, I have. We're dealing with him. Actually, Fisher Comes from North Dakota. Recommended strongly by a great new senator. As you know, Kevin Cramer, by May of 2019 Tommy Fisher had the president's attention but still couldn't land a contract to build the government's wall. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees border wall construction, pointed to the company's lack of experience building border walls to prove they could fissure teamed up with we build the wall. First in New Mexico and later here on the banks of the Rio Grande admission. On the banks of any rivers difficult. But building on the raging Rio Grande is especially challenging, made more complicated because the U. S Mexico border but straight down the middle of it. So any plans to build on it must be approved by the International boundary and Water Commission for I, B. W C. Sand and gravel didn't get that approval before they started. Bulldozes. What steps did they skip? All of them. What should they have done? They should have gone to the I B W c to the A and presented their plan an actual plan. What about this idea that you know this is private money being used on private land and a landowner could do whatever he wants. They absolutely can do whatever they want on their property. As long as it doesn't affect other people's property. And you think the wall infringes on other clearly does. The way the bollards were built is gonna cause clogging of that wall, So those followed the trash or debris could get stuck in there and then the waters. It's a giant break, just like a rake in your yard. It's going to catch all that debris and redirect that water. Penna filed a lawsuit on behalf of a neighboring wildlife refuge called the National Butterfly Center, which feared the wall would cause flooding to its property. U. S government also suit on behalf of the I. B. W C. Good walls make good neighbours. But this wall did not. We've got rogue priest running around anti Trump anti Won't we build the walls? Bryan Cole fragile, launched attacks against anyone who opposed their wall. Falsely saying the national Butterfly Centre was the site of a rampant sex trade and that the Army Corps of Engineers was part of the deep state even took game and Father Royce Nights a local priest to oppose the Trump wall. Accusing him of promoting child trafficking. Also not true. We build the wall people came after you personally and that's something I didn't even know who they were. They're coming after the local priest. Yeah, I guess you're not from around here comes from around here. We can. Even Mom and Dad can disagree about things without being mean and nasty. Last December, Brian Colfax bragged in an interview that we build the wall had a direct line to the White House. We have Crispo back and Steve Bannon A lot of people that are tied in with the Trump administration, so we're able to back channel things to the Trump Administration and let them know what we're doing, But what they were doing was falling apart. A recent engineering inspection after summer storms revealed deep gashes under the foundation of the wall. That's Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the Butterfly center line underneath it. This was a normal seasonal rainfall and what happened to the wall the foundation washed out from under enormous sections of it, His attorney said after this, that this is just a normal part of new construction if you walked out of your new house And had a 30 FT hole under your home foundation. Would you consider that normal? There's the end of the hall right
Trump ex-campaign boss hospitalized amid threat to harm self
"President trump's former campaign manager is hospitalized in Florida after threatening to harm himself police in campaign officials say Brad Parscale was taken out of his fort Lauderdale home after his wife called authorities to say he had multiple firearms in was threatening to hurt himself Parscale was taken to the hospital under Florida's Baker act which allows anyone considered a threat to themselves or others to be detained for seventy two hours for a psychiatric evaluation Parscale was demoted from the campaign manager's position in July but continued to run the campaigns digital operation I'm Mike Kemp and
Jury finds white nationalist guilty of rape threat
"A federal jury today found a self proclaimed white nationalist guilty of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was a part of a racist group who he believed was harassing and bullying him. New Hampshire resident and radio host, Christopher Cantwell was arrested in January on federal charges of extortion, making threats and cyber stalking. The jury today found Cantwell guilty of extortion and threatening to injure property. Your reputation but not guilty of cyber stalking. He could be sentenced up to 22 years in prison.
Los Angeles school district preparing for return to in-person classes
"Of the school district says they are preparing for kids to return to on campus instruction. Big job. There's no time tape timetable. They're just working at it. Superintendent Austin Buechner released a statement this morning saying that the effects of distance learning is showing up in testing, such as reading and comprehension assessments for first graders. Some students may not have a quiet space in which to complete the assessment or become distracted. Students might experience technology issues or Internet outages, and some students inadvertently received help from siblings or a family member. Each of these can result in assessments, which did not provide an accurate picture of the students learning needs. Buna noted that L. A county has said that no in person instruction is likely until November at the earliest. But the teachers union president recently said that they would have to have a written protocols in place from the district and they would have to be agreed to by the teacher's union before they'd go back. And of course last week, we know that some parents Said they were filing a lawsuit against L. A USD because the emperor the distance Learning has been such a failure. Teachers
Multiple wildfires in California prompt fresh evacuations
"Heading now to California. That's where wildfires are continuing to cause what large scale evacuations and the Sonoma and Napa County wine country region. ABC is Alex Stone is there overnight, Santa Rosa getting hit hard again. Flames and neighborhoods and mass evacuations are in place. There were reports of people trapped, Santa Rosa was devastated by fire in 2017. Numerous wildfires are burning in Sonoma and Napa County is right now, but flames are moving quickly and wind into the city of Santa Rosa.
Some Midwestern states have more than 25% COVID-19 positive test rates: report
"Headline. Reuters this morning on we just heard ABC on their network newscast indicate this positive covert 19 test rates top 25% in some Midwest States. Excuse me and Scuse me in some Midwest states. We're seeing the number of hospitalizations go up a cz Well, But you know a couple of things to keep in mind. And I'm always troubled by the reporting on this story, because it sometimes doesn't give you both sides of it. And the other side is this We're doing. We're doing more testing. So if you're doing more testing than statistically, the number of positives coming back is going to go up, right? I mean, if you're going to get more positive if you test more people, secondarily L A Times front page this morning talks about how l. A county The number of hospitalizations has been dropping and consistently dropping and continues to drop. So you know you've got a tail of two stories and depending on where you are and what region urine in the country. To keep it all in perspective. So anyway, I just thought I'd bring it up. That was in Reuters this morning.
With schools online, software to catch students cheating is big business
"Not only teaching. That's happening remotely for millions of students testing to and many colleges are using software to watch students take those tests, big providers, include respond, US, proctor, you and PROC. Some of them use webcams to track how? Students move their heads or is or touch the keyboard anything out of the ordinary flagged for teachers to review todd feathers recently co wrote a piece about a rebellion against this kind of surveillance for motherboard one concern false positives. Once you start the exam, they're all kinds of environmental factors that can lead to false positives. If you're a parent who has a child in the room, you're much more likely to be looking away from your screen or moving around than somebody who doesn't have A. Child in the room if you have adhd or some kind of anxiety disorder that's tied to taking tests, you're likely to exhibit behaviors that fall outside of the norm of other people in your class, and all of this can lead to being flagged as suspicious activity, and we have heard from students who have cried during tests because they're anxious about them. embiid flag alternatively I should say also heard stories from professors about students who go to all kinds of creative lanes to cheat from home. And have been caught as a result of using the cast off wear. So you talk to students who are really worried about privacy surveillance the potential for people to sort of fall outside the spectrum of what the Algorithm thinks is normal behavior. But not in fact, be cheating. You also spoke with a student of color who couldn't even take the test because the software didn't recognize his face. This is a problem that is not just related to this kind of software. A lot of these digital proctoring vendors don't create their own facial recognition technology. They are licensing it from other companies that specialize in s in facial recognition has been shown over and over again in different settings to not be good at recognizing people of Color, not be as good at recognizing women and to struggle to the point of absolute failure when it comes to people who don't identify one gender or another. What are the companies says about these criticisms I mean some students have protested the use of these the software campuses how have the company's reacted? Directed with a response that is pretty common across a lot of different technologies, applications of technologies, which is it. This software is a tool the company's give it to universities and two professors, and all they're doing is providing a quicker more efficient way for professors to identify possibly suspicious moments during an exam. There has been a lack of response directly to the criticisms about the invasion of privacy and about the way that it can negatively affect people who are underprivileged or from certain ethnic backgrounds. Right. Now, we're, of course in this moment where a lot more college students and students in Pre K. through twelve are at home taking online classes if and when we all get to get back together again, do you see these companies continuing to thrive and they're being an enough demand? A million dollar question I think that it's a pretty fair to say that once students are back in classrooms of all types this will not be quite as widely used as it is now but that being said, some of these companies are looking for other ways to expand. Their customers for example, Puck Toro has a recently announced a partnership with McGraw Hill, textbook maker to integrate its services into some of those online textbooks, and there are certain kinds of assessments, assessments for certain professional certifications such as nursing, which do require as part of state laws that the exams be proctored, and so if those aren't taking place in a physical room or even if they are, but there's the option to do it online. A space where tools like this are not only a possibility there arguably required by law.
Crack open a cold one: Monday is National Drink Beer Day!
"In case you were curious about beer on this drink Beer day, According to the ancient Code of Hammurabi, it was decreed that bartender's Who watered down beer would be executed. I think it's still that way in Texas. Yeah, on once again. I'm don't know who, Mama Robbie wasn't but anyway, may even actually be a place. Of clouds and near the constellation Akila. Contains enough ethyl alcohol. To supply 300,000 pints of beer every day to every single person on Earth for the next billion years. Well, then why aren't we fly into one of the stars in Akila and put Mars further down the list of Thebes builders of the Great Pyramid of Jesu. Were paid with a daily ration of beer. Cause it was supposed to be a square. George Washington insisted that is Continental Army be permitted. A quart of beer is a part of their daily rations was old Millwall sounds good. In a paper bag. A Buddhist temple in Thailand was built with over one million recycled beer bottles. And while Americans love our brew What country do you think drinks more beer than any country in the world? Australia? Nope, Ireland? Nope. Scotland No. Well, where are your China, of course, and if the United States had a drinking competition For most beer consumed per person. Who would it be? The person know the state of the state. Um, Texas Neck North. Dakota held that explains it. There's not a lot to do there. Ham Shire is second And Montana came in third. Uh, once again, not very, really popular places. Do you have a go to beer cold? Other than that. Not really, really. You know, I kind of go all over the place right now. In the Mexican beers, Charlie. Okay, Well, you can have mine. OK, I'm a Miller high life guy myself. And I don't think I have. Ah, if I man if I'm forced to, which is a lot, Yeah. Probably going to go, Bud Light. Maybe. Margo, You have a go to beer? Yeah, I love craft beer. So I drank. Okay goes about that. You don't talk to my son in law. My daughter Charity Charity likes him too of it. My favorite brewer is Guadalupe Brewer in New Braunfels. Great place. Okay, if you say so.
Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise
"Bombshell revelations about president trump's tax returns are giving democratic challenger Joe Biden easily opening heading into tomorrow's presidential debate The New York Times obtained the years of tax return data the president's tried to keep private they reveal he paid just seven hundred fifty dollars and federal income taxes the year he ran for office and none in ten of the previous fifteen years largely because he reported losing more money than he made Scotiabank mis read out phase but for a man who chose mogul as his secret service code name the revelations could tarnish his self cultivated image as a hugely successful businessman and threatened his standing among blue collar voters Biden's been highlighting his own middle class upbringing while saying the president's lied to his working class supporters Sager make ani Washington