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US News | The Epoch Times Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:17:46 +0000
  • ‘Honorary Grandmother’ of North Carolina Wild Horses Dies COROLLA, N.C.—A beloved wild horse that was one of the oldest mares in the herd that roams North Carolina’s Outer Banks has died, officials said. Hazel was believed to be close to 30 years old, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. She didn’t show signs of trauma, injury, or […]
  • ‘I Love Representing the US’: Gold Medal Winner Tamyra Mensah-Stock Goes Viral After Professing Love for Country American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock has gone viral after she expressed her love for the United States in an interview following a historic Olympic win, which saw her secure a gold medal in the 68kg final over Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria. An emotional Mensah-Stock draped the American flag over her shoulders as she took questions from […]
  • White House: US Has Donated Over 110 Million Vaccine Doses to 65 Countries President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Tuesday that the U.S. has donated more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to 65 countries as a part of an effort to try and stop the spread of the Delta variant. The majority of the vaccines were manufactured in the United States and were shipped through COVAX and […]
  • In Violent Chicago, Young Men Brave Bullets to Reach Summer Safe Havens CHICAGO—Summer is the most violent season for Chicago, and it is also the most bountiful. Money from all directions is poured into the violent neighborhoods to prop up summer programs of all kinds, to create safe havens for innocent kids, and to steer troubled young men away from street life. Chicago politicians and pundits say […]
  • Missouri Governor Pardons Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Tuesday announced that he has pardoned the McCloskey couple who recently pleaded guilty to several misdemeanor charges after they wielded guns last year to defend their home from activists who walked through their private, gated neighborhood. The McCloskeys were two among 12 people who were granted clemency on Friday. “Governor Parson has […]
  • Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Order Limiting Transportation of Illegal Aliens A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily halted an executive order issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to prohibit private individuals and groups from transporting immigrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in a two-page order blocked the order from being implemented by state officials until at least Aug. 13, when she […]
  • Top Arizona Senator Asks State AG to Investigate Maricopa County Over Subpoena Resistance A top Republican senator in Arizona is asking the state’s attorney general to probe Maricopa County officials over their refusal to fully comply with subpoenas deemed lawful by a judge. Arizona Senate Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli submitted a formal request on Tuesday to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a fellow Republican, to probe the county’s […]
  • LA City Attorney Pushes To Mandate Vaccines at Indoor Establishments LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer sent a letter to county leaders Aug. 3 urging them to follow the lead of New York City and require people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor establishments such as restaurants, gyms and theaters. But while no such requirement appears to be on the […]
  • Orange County Officials Back ‘Bipartisan’ Recall of Newsom The state’s upcoming gubernatorial election is bipartisan, some politicians in Orange County, Calif., said during an Aug. 3 news conference. “Most of the people on this call are nonpartisan elected officeholders, and we are fed up, trying to serve the people we’re privileged to serve… but don’t have the resources to serve because of mismanagement […]
  • CDC Announces New Order to Ban Evictions for 60 Days for Most of US The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a 60-day moratorium on Tuesday, a day after the White House said the agency didn’t have the authority to do so. The order (pdf) is intended to target “specific areas of the country” where cases of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus are rapidly increasing and […]
  • Documents Reveal ‘One-Stop Fetal Tissue Shop’ at University of Pittsburgh Millions of federal tax dollars have been spent as part of an effort to create a “one-stop fetal tissue shop” at the University of Pittsburgh, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) documents revealed Tuesday. Nearly $3 million in federal funds went to the school beginning in 2015, according to more than […]
  • Laguna Beach to Implement Vaccine Mandate for City Employees The City of Laguna Beach, Calif., is introducing a number of new safety measures in response to Orange County’s rising COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant, it said Aug. 2. Later this month, it will require all city employees to be either fully vaccinated against COVID or be tested at least once a week, a statement […]
  • Ex-Officers Charged in Floyd’s Death Want Separation From Chauvin MINNEAPOLIS—Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state murder charges for kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded for air. Attorneys for J. Kueng and Tou Thao said in court […]
  • University of South Carolina Drops Mask Mandate After AG Says It Violates State Order University of South Carolina (USC) has canceled its plan to enforce face coverings on campus for the upcoming fall semester, after the state’s attorney general warned that it would go against the intent of state legislation. The USC, whose campus in Columbia serves more than 35,000 students, on July 30 announced that everyone must wear […]
  • Whole Foods CEO John Mackey on the ‘Siren Call’ of Socialism and Why Businesses Should Stay Apolitical “Socialism has been tried 41 times in the last 100 years … and there are exactly 41 failures,” says Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, author of “Conscious Capitalism.” In this interview, filmed at the FreedomFest in South Dakota, I sat down with Whole Foods CEO John Mackey to discuss the deceiving allure of socialism, his […]
  • NTD Evening News Full Broadcast (Aug. 3) An investigation finds Governor Cuomo guilty of sexual harassment, vaccine passports are coming to New York City, and Florida’s governor says the state won’t shut down amid a surge in virus cases.
  • Jets Lineman Cameron Clark in Hospital With Neck Injury FLORHAM PARK, N.J.—New York Jets offensive lineman Cameron Clark was taken to a hospital by ambulance after injuring his neck during practice Tuesday. The team had no immediate word on his status. The 23-year-old Clark, a fourth-round draft pick last year out of Charlotte, went down during team drills. He didn’t appear to be moving […]
  • Victim Olympics: Go for the Gold? Commentary Normally, I don’t like victim Olympics. I don’t like hearing people compete to make their suffering sound worse than others. But now the game has changed. People are saying that the suffering of your ancestors gets encoded into your genes. That means my ancestors’ story could win me a lot of victim points. Hear […]
  • Mensah-Stock Caps Debut With Women’s Freestyle Gold CHIBA, Japan—World champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock capped her Olympic debut with a gold medal in the women’s freestyle light heavyweight category on Tuesday to become only the second women’s champion from the United States. Mensah-Stock completed a stunning run in Tokyo by beating Nigerian veteran Blessing Oborududu 4–1 in the final. The 28-year-old American overpowered Rio […]
  • Nomination to Director of Bureau of Land Management Inspires Tree Spiking Mitigation Act On July 28, Senators James Risch (R-Idaho) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced S.2506, the Tree Spiking Mitigation Act of 2021. The act is inspired by the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to be director of the Bureau of Land Management. The extent of Stone-Manning’s involvement in tree-spiking, a form of eco-terrorism that involves driving spikes into […]
  • Biden Calls on Cuomo to Resign After AG’s Sexual Harassment Report President Joe Biden said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, should resign from office following a state attorney general report that alleged he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment and intimidation that violated state and federal laws. “I think he should resign,” Biden said on Tuesday afternoon during a news conference, adding […]
  • Disney Unveils New Annual Pass Program ANAHEIM—Disney on Aug. 3 unveiled a new annual pass program for the company’s more avid Disneyland fans. The new “Magic Key” program allows for more choices and flexibility, Disneyland officials say. The pass also promises more value as it provides four different options for Disneyland and California Adventure. The “Dream Key” will cost $1,399, or […]
  • Eagle Rock Resident Who Launched Recall Campaign Against Councilman Says ‘We’re Tired’ When Eagle Rock resident Pauline Adkins, 68, looks back on the years she’s lived in the eclectic neighborhood just north of downtown Los Angeles, she says she has no bad childhood memories. But now, she looks at her neighborhood and sings a different tune. She says a growing number of homeless encampments, increased crime, and an expanding number of […]
  • ‘Manageable’: Few Deaths Despite Jump in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations in Florida, DeSantis Says The reported rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Florida will likely not lead to a large increase in deaths, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday, pointing to the efficacy of vaccines in preventing severe disease and mortality. “We think the fact that even amidst a lot of positive tests, you still see much less mortality […]
  • NY Prosecutor Criminally Investigating Cuomo, Will Request Evidence From Sexual Harassment Probe A prosecutor in New York is in the middle of a criminal investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo, he said on Tuesday. Albany County District Attorney David Soares said in a statement that his office was made aware of a report made public earlier in the day by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who tapped […]
  • ‘I Know It Seems Weird’: NIH Director Suggests Parents Wear Masks at Home Around Children The head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggested Tuesday that parents should wear masks while at home around children even if they don’t have COVID-19. “It’s clear that this variant is capable of causing serious illness in children. You heard those stories coming out of Louisiana pediatric ICUs, where there are kids as […]
  • Senate Infrastructure Bill Gives Feds Go-Ahead to Test Taxing Every Mile Americans Drive Buried in the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” in the U.S. Senate is approval for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to test a new federal tax on every mile driven by individual Americans. The bill directs Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to establish a pilot program to demonstrate a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee […]
  • US Military Braces for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines As Delta Spreads WASHINGTON—With the growth in the Delta variant, the Pentagon appears poised to mandate vaccinations against COVID-19. Officials told Reuters a decision on the next steps could come within days. The U.S. military says around half the U.S. armed forces are already fully vaccinated, a number that climbs significantly when counting only active-duty troops and excluding […]
  • Illinois Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Private Gun Sales Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation on Aug. 2 that criminalizes the private selling of a gun without having the buyer go through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) prior to the sale. “Prior to this change, people with dangerous histories who shouldn’t possess a weapon—and the Illinois State Police denies firearm licenses to […]
  • Police: 3 Wounded in Workplace Shooting; Gunman Dead NASHVILLE—A gunman shot and wounded three people at a Tennessee business Tuesday and was later tracked down and fatally shot by police after he refused to drop his weapon, authorities said. The shooting happened at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in Nashville, the state’s capital and largest city. The suspect had left before officers […]
  • FDA Authorizes Antibody Cocktail as COVID-19 Prevention Treatment The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a monoclonal antibody cocktail as a measure to prevent infection in some groups of people who were exposed to the CCP virus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19. The FDA on Friday announced that it had revised its emergency use authorization (EUA) for REGEN-COV, a treatment consisting of […]
  • Tennessee Schools Violating Anti-CRT Law May Lose Millions in Funding Under New Rule Public school districts in Tennessee could lose millions of dollars of state funds and teachers could have their licenses suspended for teaching “prohibited concepts” related to critical race theory (CRT), according to a new rule proposed by Tennessee Department of Education. The proposed rule is meant to help schools navigate the upcoming 2021–22 academic year, […]
  • Migrants Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Aren’t Being Deported: Report Migrant families were unable to board their deportation flights to Central America after testing positive for COVID-19 or being exposed to someone with the virus, according to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials. The Biden administration scheduled the first expedited removal flight taking migrants who enter the U.S. illegally back to their home countries Friday, […]
  • Officer Dead, Suspect Killed in Violence Outside Pentagon WASHINGTON—An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the […]
  • Police Identify Four Bodies in California Helicopter Crash Police identified the four victims in a helicopter crash, including a husband and wife, in northern California on Monday. Bill Vann, 67, the owner of an almond farm, and Susie Vann, 60, died in the crash with two friends, Bobbie Keaton, 62, and Charles Thomas Wilson, 71, according to local news station KCRA. The Robinson […]
  • Cuomo Defies Calls to Resign After Probe Finds He Harassed Women New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defied calls to step down on Tuesday after an investigation found he sexually harassed multiple women and retaliated against a former employee. Cuomo, a Democrat in his third term in office, in a video message accused the investigators of being politically motivated and urged New Yorkers to read a competing […]
  • New York County Passes Bill Allowing Police to File Lawsuits Against Protesters The New York City suburb of Nassau County passed a bill Monday that allows first responders and police officers to file lawsuits against people who harass, attack, or injure them because of their job. The bill (pdf) was passed in a 12-6 vote by the county’s legislature. It still needs to be signed by County Executive […]
  • Florida Districts Reverse Mask Rules After DeSantis’ Order to Cut Funding School districts in Florida have altered their mask mandates for students after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) issued an executive order that the state will deny funding to any districts enforcing such rules. The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) said in a statement on Monday it will reverse the mask requirement and “intends to comply” with […]
  • Durbin Rejects 2nd Hearing on Biden’s ATF Nominee, Calls Racist Remark Allegations ‘Baseless’ Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has rejected Republican calls for a second hearing on President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), calling the GOP request a ruse to tarnish the candidate and “unfairly derail” his nomination. Durbin’s announcement came in an Aug. 2 letter to […]
  • Congress to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Officers Who Helped Protect US Capitol Congress will award Congressional Gold Medals to the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement officers who helped protect the Capitol on Jan. 6, after a Senate vote on Tuesday. The Senate passed the bill awarding the medals via unanimous consent, meaning the votes weren’t recorded but any single senator could have blocked its passage. […]
  • White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator: It’s ‘Time to Impose Vaccine Requirements’ White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeffrey Zients announced Monday that it’s “time to impose some requirements on COVID-19 vaccines. “Last week the president called on states and local governments to use funding they have received, including from the American Rescue Plan, to give $100 to anyone who gets fully vaccinated,” he said during a briefing, adding, […]
  • Teenager Mu Ends Long American Wait for 800 Meters Gold TOKYO—Athing Mu of the United States won the gold medal in the Olympic women’s 800 meters final on Tuesday, her country’s first victory in the event in more than half a century, as her compatriot Raevyn Rogers grabbed bronze. The absence of South Africa’s double champion Caster Semenya, ruled ineligible due to heightened testosterone levels, […]
  • The Moment in 1986 When Critical Race Theory Ousted the Civil Rights Movement “Critical race theory isn’t so much a thing as a way of looking at a thing,” Kimberlé Crenshaw assured MSNBC host Joy Reid last month. Crenshaw is a law professor at UCLA who, as a law student at Harvard, was one of the founders of critical race theory in the 1980s. The cable news segment—headlined […]
  • US Michigan Reps.: Why Did DOJ Halt Probe of Whitmer, Nursing Home Deaths? Three Michigan U.S. Representatives asked the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to open an inquiry into why the department dropped the investigation of CCP virus-related nursing home deaths in the state. The DOJ started an investigation in 2020, looking into whether nursing home deaths in Michigan resulted from Democratic Gov. […]
  • Boeing Postpones Key Test Flight to Space Due to Glitch Boeing on Tuesday postponed the planned launch of its CST-100 Starliner capsule from Florida’s Cape Canaveral bound for the International Space Station due to a glitch in what was to have been a crucial do-over test flight following a near-catastrophic failure during its 2019 debut. During pre-launch preparations, Boeing engineers detected “unexpected valve position indications” […]
  • Chinese Espionage Retrial Sought for Tennessee Researcher KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Federal prosecutors are seeking to retry a former University of Tennessee researcher accused of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. Assistant U.S. Attorney Casey Arrowood filed a one-page notice in U.S. District Court in the case against Anming Hu, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported on […]
  • Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Retaliated Against Employee: NY Attorney General New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed several women and retaliated against a former employee, said New York Attorney General Letitia James, accusing the Democrat governor of violating laws. “Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” James said in a news conference on Tuesday, adding that […]
  • US Automakers to Reinstate Mask Mandates at All Plants WASHINGTON—Detroit’s Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union said on Tuesday that they will reinstate the wearing of masks at all U.S. plants, offices, and warehouses, regardless of vaccination status, beginning on Wednesday. General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, and Stellantis NV said in a joint statement with the union the move is […]
  • New York City Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination for Restaurants, Gyms, Performances New York City will become the first American city to adopt proof of COVID-19 vaccination for a variety of activities for workers and customers such as indoor dining, gyms, and performances, said Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday. “It’s time for people to see vaccination as necessary to living a good and full and healthy life,” […]
  • Biles Wins Bronze on Beam After Returning to Olympics Following Health Concerns American gymnast Simone Biles took bronze in the balance beam competition after returning to the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The 24-year-old superstar, who won four gold medals in 2016 during the games in Rio de Janeiro, withdrew last week after she announced concerns over her mental health. Biles has now earned her seventh career medal […]
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