How numb we had become to the presence of air pollution, which kills millions per year. Air pollution has been reduced, at least temporarily. John SutterHe arrives at that figure by looking at air pollution data from January and February 2020, and comparing that with previous years. He then combines that info with expected mortality rates for certain levels of air pollution. Follow CNN Opinion Join us on Twitter and FacebookA NASA scientist testified about the era of global warming in front of the US Senate the late 1980s.
June 04, 2020 02:03 UTC
A strong earthquake striking in Southern California on Wednesday evening was initially pegged at magnitude 5.5, according to a report. The epicenter was believed to be around Ridgecrest, 52 miles from Barstow, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Los Angeles Times reported. The surrounding area has seen five quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater over the past 10 days, the report said. Wednesday's quake was considered an aftershock of an earthquake occuring in the area last July, Dr. Lucy Jones of the USGS wrote in a Twitter message. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThere were no immediate reports of injuries or major structural damage.
June 04, 2020 02:00 UTC
“Country Braces for a 9th Straight Night of Unrest,” went the headline at the top of the New York Times home page Wednesday evening. Lower down, on the right-hand side, the usual spot for opinion articles, was the headline for an essay by a United States senator that had stirred opposition outside and inside the paper: “Send In the Troops.”The Op-Ed, written by Tom Cotton, a Republican of Arkansas, argued for the federal government to invoke the Insurrection Act, which would enable it to call up the military to put down protests in cities across the country. “One thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers,” Mr. Cotton wrote. The Times has reported on the debate within the administration over whether or not to follow this course of action.
June 04, 2020 01:59 UTC
In a new supertease for the show, shared exclusively with People magazine, Brandi Glanville reveals an alleged affair between her and her co-star, actress Denise Richards. Later in the clip, the show's stars appeared to confront Denise Richards, 49, about the rumor, prompting a tearful response. The clip ends as Denise Richards and Rinna, 56, are sitting down and Rinna tells Denise Richards that the situation serves as "a lesson learned." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPer People, Denise Richards' rep denied back in January that Denise and Glanville hooked up. Reps for Glanville and Denise Richards did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
June 04, 2020 01:52 UTC
Amy Grant underwent open-heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition the Grammy Award-winning singer has had since birth, according to her publicist. Grant's rep, Velvet Kelm, said that, per the doctor, her surgery “couldn't have gone better.”Doctors discovered Grant, 59, had a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) during a routine checkup. ‘M*A*S*H’ STAR ALAN ALDA RECALLS BATTLING POLIO AS CHILD, JOKES PARENTS ‘HAD TO TORTURE ME THEMSELVES’The contemporary Christian singer is a six-time Grammy winner known for her hits such as, “Baby, Baby,” “Every Heartbeat” and “That's What Love is For." She's married to country singer Vince Gill, who she tied the knot with back in 2000. "He is maybe one of the most gifted musicians, singers I've ever heard in my life," she gushed to the outlet.
June 04, 2020 01:41 UTC
Charlie Warzel, another Times opinion writer, criticized the decision. "[I] feel compelled to say that i disagree with every word in that Tom Cotton op-ed and it does not reflect my values," he said. Freelance writer Thor Benson tweeted: "The Times publishing Tom Cotton's op-ed is unacceptable, and there should be resignations." The New York Times did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii also complained about the Cotton op-ed.
June 04, 2020 01:30 UTC
In response to those cataclysms, Trump responded lethargically and ineffectively: The American death rate from the virus is three times Germany’s and the unemployment rate roughly four times Germany’s. But in response to a week of protests and looting, Trump seeks to send in the Army? The impulse to call in the military is perhaps rooted not only in his authoritarian instincts but also in something more personal. The church’s leaders were outraged, for those protesters had as much moral right to be there as Trump did. “I cannot remain silent,” Admiral Mike Mullen, a much-respected former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in The Atlantic.
June 04, 2020 01:18 UTC
Rizvi, an associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray, told the court: "Urooj Rahman is my best friend and I am an associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray in Washington, D.C. ... Yale Law School is one of the nation's most prestigious professional schools, and routinely sends apparently anti-American alumni into prominent positions in government and private practice. Presented with Bryant's comments on Wednesday, Ropes & Gray said they don't reflect the firm's values. "Ropes & Gray was built on the foundation of human rights, dignity and equality," a firm spokesperson told Fox News. “It is deeply regrettable that, amidst the peaceful demonstrations of the past week, some have resorted to violence, but it would be inappropriate for the Law School to comment on allegations against specific individuals," the law school responded.
June 04, 2020 00:58 UTC
WASHINGTON — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, breaking months of public silence on President Trump since resigning in protest in December 2018, on Wednesday offered a withering critique of the president’s leadership amid growing protests across the country. “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try,” Mr. Mattis wrote in a statement issued late Wednesday. “We must reject any thinking of our cities as a ‘battle space’ that our uniformed military is called upon to ‘dominate,’” Mr. Mattis wrote. “At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions, by state governors. Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict — a false conflict — between the military and civilian society.”
June 04, 2020 00:49 UTC
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper broke with President Trump on Wednesday and said that active-duty military troops should not be sent to control the wave of protests in American cities, at least for now. His words were at odds with his commander in chief, who on Monday threatened to do exactly that. Mr. Esper’s comments reflected the turmoil within the military over Mr. Trump, who in seeking to put American troops on the streets alarmed top Pentagon officials fearful that the military would be seen as participating in a move toward martial law. Speaking at a news conference at the Pentagon, the defense secretary said that the deployment of active-duty troops in a domestic law enforcement role “should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations.”The president was angered by Mr. Esper’s remarks, and excoriated him later at the White House, an administration official said. Asked on Wednesday whether Mr. Trump still had confidence in Mr. Esper, the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said that “as of right now, Secretary Esper is still Secretary Esper,” but that “should the president lose faith, we will all learn about that in the future.”
June 04, 2020 00:11 UTC
In an alleged Motor City money grab, a local man is accused of swiping funds from the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP) -- which is meant to help keep small businesses afloat amid the coronavirus shutdowns -- to buy two Cadillacs, a Dodge Charger and a Hummer, according to federal prosecutors. The loans are designed to help small businesses maintain payroll as the effects of coronavirus shutdowns strain the economy. But PPP paperwork showed Baker had claimed that Motorcity employed 68 people and had a $2.8 million payroll throughout last year, according to the DOJ. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPHe is accused of buying two Cadillac Escalades, a Dodge Charger and a Hummer. He allegedly gave one vehicle each to his sister and brother-in-law and kept the other two for himself, investigators said.
June 04, 2020 00:11 UTC
The choices may seem odd for a superstar who’s built a lucrative business by rebuffing Hollywood. Hollywood fare sells—Avengers: End Game was the highest-grossing film last year—but Bollywood dominates, accounting for six of the ten top-grossing films. Netflix and Amazon started streaming there in 2016 and launched Indian original content in 2018 and 2017, respectively. “Amazon and Netflix have been in a localization arms race for India,” says Tony Gunnarsson, one of the Omdia analysts behind the report. Since Prime launched in India, Amazon has released 16 original series including musicals, romances and thrillers.
June 04, 2020 00:10 UTC
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June 04, 2020 00:00 UTC
An older white man, apparently furious at Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Whitestone, Queens, threatened them with knives and then plowed his SUV onto the sidewalk where they were demonstrating, sending the activists running for their lives, according to police and video. Two videos of the incident, which occurred around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday near Clintonville Street and the Cross Island Expressway service road, show the man jumping out of his car and brandishing a Wolverine-type claw — two large knives affixed to his hands — and yelling at demonstrators. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn a second video, the man is seen getting back into his SUV, making a U-turn, and driving onto the sidewalk, where he sped toward about a half-dozen activists who were gathered, sending them sprinting away. The man then drove off the sidewalk and left the scene. Click for more from the New York Post.
June 03, 2020 23:59 UTC
The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine it is not effective in preventing patients from contracting the coronavirus, a new study suggests. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEPresident Donald Trump has been a vocal supporter of the drug, even claiming to have taken it to help prevent infection. None of the participants, ranging from ages 33 to 50, exhibited symptoms and did not exhibit any underlying health problems. Researchers found "hydroxychloroquine did not prevent illness compatible with COVID-19 or confirmed infection when used as postexposure prophylaxis within four days after exposure." The study did not address if hydroxychloroquine can prevent infection if taken before exposure, but other studies are addressing that possibility.
June 03, 2020 23:37 UTC