Trump Campaign Trying to Win over Black Voters, But President Remains a Tough Sell

Black leaders say a prayer with President Trump as they end a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on   President Trump has been arguing that’s he’s been the best president for Black Americans outside of Abraham Lincoln, but with less than 100 days before the election, it’s not clear that his campaign to reach African Americans is changing many minds. Trump won just 8 percent of the Black vote in 2016. Polls now show the vast …

Prison Inmate Hanged Himself With Coronavirus Mask, Officials Say

Daniel Ocasio was found inside his cell at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville, Conn., prison officials said. A prison inmate in Connecticut this week hanged himself in his cell with a cloth mask that had been issued to him as part of an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, correction officials and the state’s chief medical examiner said. The inmate, Daniel Ocasio, died on Wednesday after he was found at 5:07 a.m. with a ligature around his …

Coronavirus Live Updates: California Becomes First State to Report 600,000 Cases

Five communities in South Texas have become leading hot spots in the United States. Fewer new jobless claims and a rising deficit could further hamper stimulus talks. Right Now Britain’s transport secretary said that from Saturday morning, people arriving in the country from six countries and territories, including France and the Netherlands, would be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Image A testing site in Los Angeles on Wednesday.Credit…Philip Cheung for The New York Times Even as the picture improves …

UAE, Israel normalise ties: All the latest updates

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a historic deal that will lead to a full normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations. The deal came after a phone call between United States President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi. The White House says the agreement will see Israel suspend its plans to annex Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank. Here are …

UK adds France, Netherlands to quarantine list: Coronavirus live

Worldwide coronavirus cases have surpassed 20.7 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 12.9 million people have recovered, and more than 752,000 have died. German Health Minister Jens Spahn says he expects there will be a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the coronavirus pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting poverty and building peace, but also risks exacerbating old conflicts and generating new ones. Here are the latest updates: Friday, August 14 01:10 …

Carole Baskin Debunks Facebook Group Investigation Into Husband’s Case

Exclusive 2:51 PM PT — Carole is shooting down allegations her missing husband is buried on her property under or inside a septic tank. CB claims the rumors were started by a disgruntled employee, who was fired 3 years after Don’s disappearance. Carole says she would have looked inside the septic tank to see if he fell in if the theory held any water. Speaking of water, she also says there wasn’t much rain the year Don went missing and …

Your Friday Briefing

Israel-U.A.E. deal, New Zealand, Kamala Harris: Here’s what you need to know.   We’re covering a shift in Israel’s ties with Arab nations, the reaction of Indian-Americans to Kamala Harris joining the national ticket and how some theaters are putting on pandemic-friendly shows. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday. Credit…Pool photo by Abir Sultan Israel and U.A.E. strike a major diplomatic agreement Israel struck an agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to establish “full normalization of relations” …

Belarus election: Women form ‘solidarity chains’ to condemn crackdown

Image copyright EPA Many women have been wearing white as they protest against the disputed election result and police violence Women have formed human chains in Belarus to condemn a crackdown on protests over the disputed election. Many dressed in white and carried flowers as they called for an end to police brutality. Unrest erupted after long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko was declared winner of Sunday’s presidential election, in a vote condemned by the EU and US as neither free nor …

Americans, go home: Tension at Canada-US border

Getty ImagesThe Peace Arch was erected in 1921, to commemorate the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 As the pandemic continues to sweep the US, Canadians are getting more and more concerned about what American visitors could be bringing with them over the border. Built directly on the border of Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia, the Peace Arch is a 67-foot high (20 metres) testament to the close ties between Canada and the US. Inscribed on …

Wyndham Championship ‘A Recipe For A Bit Of A Birdie-Fest,’ Says CBS Sports’ Mark Immelman

(CBS Baltimore) — The roller coaster that is this PGA Tour season barrels into Sedgefield Country Club for the Wyndham Championship. With the revised schedule, the Wyndham follows Collin Morikawa’s masterful win at the PGA Championship, the year’s first major, and precedes the start of the FedExCup Playoffs at the Northern Trust. Separate from where it sits on the calendar, it also has the makings for another exciting week of golf.   The field at the Wyndham Championship, among the …

Yanks star Judge ailing, uncertain for start of Bosox series

Yankees star Aaron Judge was out of the lineup Wednesday night because of tightness in his lower body and it was uncertain whether the oft-injured slugger would return for the start of a weekend series against Boston. “I hope so but that’s, in a lot of ways, a long way from now, so let’s just kind of get through today,” manager Aaron Boone said before New York hosted Atlanta.   “Hopefully this is something we’re out ahead of and will …

Florida Sheriff Orders Deputies And Staff Not To Wear Face Masks

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods speaks during a press conference in Ocala, Fla., in 2018. Woods sent an email Tuesday informing the approximately 900 people working in the department that “when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn,” the Ocala Star Banner reports. Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods speaks during a press conference in Ocala, Fla., in 2018. Woods sent an email Tuesday informing the approximately 900 people working in the …

Sumner Redstone Dies at 97; Built Media Empire and Long Reigned Over It

Starting with a chain of drive-in movie theaters, Mr. Redstone negotiated, sued and otherwise fought to amass a domain that included CBS and Viacom. Sumner M. Redstone in his Times Square office in 1994.Credit…Joe McNally/Getty Images Aug. 12, 2020Updated 12:06 p.m. ET Sumner M. Redstone, the billionaire entrepreneur who saw business as combat and his advancing years as no obstacle in building a media empire that encompassed CBS and Viacom, died on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He …

Shots fired as crowds clash with police in downtown Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police early Monday in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city’s downtown. At one point, shots were fired at police and officers returned fire, police spokesman Tom Ahern said on Twitter. No officers were injured in the shooting. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the unrest, which began shortly after midnight, but anti-police graffiti was seen in the area. Hours earlier, …

New York’s largest hospital network had to buy garden hoses to fix ventilators: book

At one point during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, staffers at New York’s largest hospital network were forced to shop at hardware stores for garden hoses to make the ventilators they had received from the state actually work, according to a new book. This experience and many others resulted in Northwell Health seeking to buy its own medical supply company so it never again has to rely on China or other governments for vital goods like vents, scrubs and masks. “We …

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TechniSoil repaves California road with bottles

Plastic bottles by the side of a road are a common sight, an unseemly reminder of how often consumer products are discarded carelessly. Now some of those bottles may become part of the road. A California company has devised a process that integrates recycled plastic into road repaving, an innovation that could revolutionize the industry while yielding environmental benefits. Sean Weaver, president of TechniSoil Industrial in the northern California city of Redding, says the polymer-infused roads churned out by the …

Coronavirus Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Use rapid tests, but use them carefully, Ohio’s governor says after a false-positive scare. Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio, who tested positive for the coronavirus, then negative and negative again last week, said his roller-coaster ride should not be reason for people to think “that testing is not reliable or doesn’t work.” Governor DeWine got the positive result when he was screened before President Trump arrived in Ohio for campaign appearances. That test was an antigen test manufactured by the …

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