President Trump’s reelection bid has had a rough few weeks, with challenges coming from both his stewardship of the presidency and past controversies that may be catching up with him.
Support for officers has declined slightly, but most oppose cuts to police funding, a survey finds.
The sudden death of Seoul’s mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has prompted an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions about a man who built his career as a reform-minded politician and self-described feminist. Park Won-soon was found dead on a wooded hill in northern Seoul early Friday, about seven hours after his daughter reported to police he had left her a “will-like” verbal message and then left their home. Authorities launched a massive search for the 64-year-old Park before rescue dogs found his body.
In Texas, another hot zone, Governor Greg Abbott warned on Friday he may have to impose new clampdowns if the state cannot stem its record-setting caseloads and hospitalizations through masks and social distancing. The Walt Disney Co. said the theme parks in Orlando would open on Saturday to a limited number of guests who along with employees would be required to wear masks and undergo temperature checks. Disney's chief medical officer said earlier this week she believed the rules would allow guests to visit the park safely.
As the coronavirus crisis hits a new peak, Miami-Dade is preparing to scale back one of its most expensive and ambitious programs to protect residents from the virus and isolation: a $70 million delivery operation that dropped off more than 8 million meals to the homes of elderly residents.
As Hong Kong faces a potential exodus now the national security law is in place, several high-profile pro-democracy figures are remaining defiant. One of them is Jimmy Lai, the millionaire media mogul and owner of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, who insists he is staying put in the former British colony, just minutes after the national security law came into effect, on June 30th. Beijing's national security law prohibits secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign collusion, with potential life sentences for those caught breaking it. “It’s definitely the death now of Hong Kong. Whether we are now China or Xinjiang, we just have to see what happens,” he told the Telegraph. “I think Beijing’s long-term plan has been to control and subdue Hong Kong,” he added.
Four flight attendants were evaluated at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshal Airport Friday morning after a Spirit Airlines flight reported a medical emergency. Katie Johnston reports.
Schools anticipate higher than normal teacher absences in the fall because of COVID-19.
Trump's reelection campaign, once expected to be a juggernaut, is adrift as it faces unexpected challenges unique to this extraordinary election year.