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All cops involved in George Floyd’s deadly arrest are now in custody
The three former Minneapolis cops charged Wednesday as accomplices in the death of George Floyd while in police custody have all been taken into custody, according to reports Wednesday evening. Authorities in Minnesota released mugshots showing Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng wearing orange, v-neck jailhouse garb over black T-shirts. The ex-cops were...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:07:53 -0400
Texas man finds $850K worth of cocaine hidden in car he won at auction
A Texas man bought a car at an auction — and found he’d also won 74 pounds of cocaine that was stashed inside, according to a report. The lucky bidder in Loredo alerted cops on Saturday when he stumbled on the narcotics inside a secret compartment in the vehicle, the Houston Chronicle reported. Deputies who...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:36:35 -0400
Suspects in Ahmaud Arbery killing due in Georgia court Thursday
Three white Georgia men are due in court Thursday for their first hearings since being charged with murder in the Feb. 23 shooting death of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Glynn County Chief Magistrate Judge Wallace Harrell will determine if there is sufficient evidence for the cases against ex-cop Gregory McMichael, 64, and his 34-year-old...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:20:21 -0400
Coronavirus is not mutating to become more dangerous, WHO says
The coronavirus isn’t mutating to become more dangerous, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Scientists around the world studying the virus have not found it to be mutating in a way that could pose a new threat, as some health officials feared early on, WHO infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said at a...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:03:45 -0400
3 ex-Minneapolis cops charged in George Floyd’s death, 1 in custody
Former Minneapolis cops Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, Minnesota AG Keith Ellison said Wednesday.
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:50:26 -0400
Barack Obama praises young George Floyd protesters in rallying speech
WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday addressed Americans peacefully protesting the death of George Floyd nationwide — saying he felt they were bringing genuine change in the United States. “There is a change of mindset that is taking place, a greater recognition that we can do better,” Obama said, adding that the movement...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:32:11 -0400
Worldwide protests break out over George Floyd’s death
Thousands worldwide have increasingly taken to the streets over the past week protesting the police custody death of Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 and demand racial justice, with massive demonstrations from Montreal and London, to Brazil and Iran, according to news reports.
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:27:20 -0400
Company studying hydroxychloroquine employs sci-fi writer, adult content model
The World Health Organization and several world governments have changed their coronavirus policies and resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine because they got questionable data from a small US healthcare company — with a science fiction writer and an adult content model on staff. The company, Surgisphere, whose employees include an unidentified sci-fi author and adult model...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:04:06 -0400
Virginia governor to announce removal of Robert E. Lee statue
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:57:48 -0400
George Floyd protester in Pennsylvania has coronavirus but didn’t wear mask
A Pennsylvania man arrested during a violent protest over the death of George Floyd says he has the coronavirus — and officials now worry he may have sparked an outbreak of the disease. Julio V. Torres disclosed that he was COVID-positive during his arraignment Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault, rioting and resisting arrest, Lancaster...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:50:10 -0400

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