The mayor was interrupted by shouting, according to reports, and tension escalated to the point where the meeting was halted.'Blood on your hands' »
The NYPD sergeants union says that cops are the victims of “blue racism,” and it’s facing backlash from critics who call the claim tone-deaf. Ed Mullins, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, hopes the concept of blue racism will help ease the tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve and debunk the stereotype of cops as biased and racist. “Something is occurring where law enforcement is becoming the target of this national racist issue, this back and forth, and being labeled the bad guy when we’re not the bad guy, we’re actually the good guy,” Mullins told Yahoo News.
A former Republican congressman says current members who have chosen to stay silent in the wake of President Trump’s failure to clearly and unequivocally condemn white supremacists for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week are silently endorsing a racist view. “I know a lot of those members of Congress, and they don’t think like that,” former Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Okla., said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “They don’t think the way the white supremacists or the KKK think.
The Northwestern professor and University of Oxford employee accused of killing a young man in Chicago last month were carrying out a violent sexual fantasy, prosecutors said Sunday. Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren both admitted to the gruesome killing of 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau. Lathem, a 43-year-old former associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern University in Chicago, and Warren, a 56-year-old senior treasury assistant for payroll and pensions at a branch of the University of Oxford in England, first entangled themselves in the sinister fantasy through online chat rooms.
The wife of the California man who died after a van attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday said she feels “empty” without him
The US Navy has ordered a "worldwide operational pause" after a warship crashed into a merchant vessel in Singapore. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson called for the one-day pause for a safety review to be carried out over the next few weeks within the separate commands. The USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker off the coast of the Asian island in the early morning of 21 August resulting in five injuries and 10 missing sailors.
The most important message is never to look directly at the Sun, even through sunglasses or dark material such as a bin liner or photographic negative. Here are some of the best safe methods of observing the magical moment when the Moon moves in front of the Sun. A projection distance of five metres (16.4 feet) will produce an image of the Sun just over 5cm across.
Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies, until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups. Shortly after Assad gave his speech, a shell hit the first international fair in the country since the war began six years ago, killing and wounding several people. Assad's defiant comments come at a time when his troops and pro-Iranian militiamen are gaining ground across the country under the cover of Russian airstrikes.
A couple aboard a Southwest Airlines flight who engaged in a sexual act mid-flight was questioned by local authorities upon landing but will not face charges, according to reports. The airline told International Business Times that the incident occurred on a Saturday flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas and apologized to other passengers aboard the flight. “On Saturday, two passengers traveling on Southwest flight 3246 from Atlanta to Las Vegas were engaged in inappropriate activity,” Southwest Airlines told IBT by email.
At least it did for Eddie Chen and, presumably, for many of the 420,000 of his Taiwanese compatriots who opted to earn a higher salary by working in mainland China. “China has a bigger market and there is more globalization here,” he explains. Official government statistics reveal that by 2015 over 720,000 out of Taiwan’s roughly 10-million strong workforce, 72.5% of them with an undergraduate degree or higher, had moved overseas for better job opportunities.
Yes, the total solar eclipse has finally arrived. The Moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the Sun during the solar eclipse August 21, 2017 from Ross Lake, North Cascades National Park, Washington.
Trump responded to the crash when reporters shouted questions at him late Sunday when he arrived on the South Lawn of the White House on the presidential helicopter Marine One. Steve Herman, White House bureau chief for the Voice of America, asked Trump about the crash at 8:34 pm. The Navy didn’t announce that 10 members of the guided-missile destroyer’s crew were missing until half an hour later.
A crime spree came to an end for a pair of alleged thieves when one of their victims used his stolen iPad’s tracking feature to lead authorities to the teenage suspects’ dumping grounds in Florida, cops said. The suspects’ undoing began when they allegedly burglarized a Port Orange home as its owner slept last Thursday, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said. When the homeowner woke at about 5:30 a.m. that day, he immediately noticed his Corvette convertible, Chevrolet Silverado and a shotgun were missing.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. "Saudi Arabian Airlines director general Saleh al-Jasser has said that the airline has thus far been unable to schedule flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha," read a report on the SPA news agency. "Qatari authorities have not allowed the aircraft to land as it did not have the right paperwork, although the paperwork was filed days ago," SPA said.
Donald Trump’s former right-hand man Steve Bannon has already begun attacking his former colleagues less than a week after he was ousted from the White House. The former White House chief strategist returned to Breitbart, the far-right website, where he had been executive chairman before joining the Trump campaign, on Friday. Just two days later the website launched an attack on National Security Adviser HR McMaster as soft on Islamist extremism and terrorism.
If cloud cover, work or geography stand in the way of witnessing Monday's solar eclipse, don't despair. There are plenty of other ways to bear witness to the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in 99 years.Be it at your work
Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. The collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC was the second involving a U.S. Navy destroyer and a merchant vessels in Asian waters in little more than two months.
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group. Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in July in Mosul, the country's second-largest city. By early afternoon, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah, who commands the operation, said the forces had recaptured a series of villages east, southwest and northwest of town.
Plymouth Long Beach in Massachusetts was closed for a few hours after a white shark was spotted by a passenger on a chartered boat half a mile off the coast around 10 a.m. EDT Sunday. The shark, at least 12 feet in length, reportedly came up to the surface when the passenger on the boat was trying to reel in a striped bass on his fishing line, Mass Live reported. Assistant harbor master, Alex Robinson, told Boston Globe the shark came up to the fishing line, ate the fish caught in it and went back into the waters.
A man riding a scooter was going down a street in the Chinese city of Guangxi, when a massive sinkhole suddenly opened up ahead of him. Well one thing's for sure, he probably won't be using his phone while driving again for a long time.
A man who rammed a car into two bus shelters in southern France on Monday, killing at least one person, was known to police for minor crimes and had psychological issues, a police source said.A judicial source said the incident, four days after an attacker
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said there could have been abuses in his government's war on drugs and ordered the police to take custody of officers who were involved in the killing of a high school student last week. In a hastily called news conference at the presidential palace, Duterte said he would not condone abuses and the police officers would have to face the consequences of their actions if that is the recommendation of a formal investigation. The firebrand leader, however, stepped back from defending the police as public anger mounts over the killing of Kian Loyd Delos Santos.
China on Monday renewed its call for the United States and South Korea to suspend joint military drills as the two nations began annual war games that have infuriated nuclear-armed Pyongyang. "The current situation on the Korean peninsula is highly sensitive and fragile, which requires the directly concerned parties including South Korea and US to make joint efforts to ease the tensions," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. Beijing has pleaded for a resumption of long-dormant six-nation talks to peacefully resolve the nuclear crisis.
Crowds along the West Coast of the United States were awed by the eclipse of the sun, turning out in huge numbers to observe the celestial phenomenon. People massed in an arc across the western part of the country to witness the rare event, with large gatherings reported in multiple states that fall under the "path of totality" in which a total eclipse is visible. Spectators directly in the path of totality were treated to a rare sight, when the sun and moon align directly and the only visible portions of the sun were the solar flares that shoot out from the sun’s surface, visible only along the edges of the black circle created where the moon obscured the closest star to earth.
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. The majority of the eclipse’s path will be over the Pacific Ocean, says Bill Kramer, a freelance computer programmer who runs Eclipse-Chasers.com, which organizes solar eclipse viewings.
An Australian man is crediting a trio of drag queen “angels” for rescuing him from a homophobic assault that he said ended when his high-heel-wearing heroines rushed in “like Destiny’s Child” with arms swinging. Ivan Flinn, 34, had just left friends for the night on along Oxford Street in Sydney earlier this month when a group of men hurling homophobic slurs violently turned on him, leaving him with a dislocated jaw, he told HuffPost. “Those boys sh*t themselves,” Luke Karakia, who performs as Ivy Leaguee, told News.com.au of the dramatic scene.