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Breonna Taylor killing: Kentucky grand jury indicts one officer on criminal charges
Brett Hankison indicted on charges of wanton endangerment Crowds begin marching amid anger that only one officer was charged Anger erupted on Wednesday afternoon when it was announced that only one police officer would face criminal charges out of three involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, earlier this year. Crowds in Louisville, where Taylor was shot at home
Donald in Blunderland: Trump won't commit to peaceful power transfer at surreal press briefing
David Smith’s sketch: President takes us through the looking glass amid the kneecapping of American democracy Jared Kushner, the US president’s son-in-law, told journalist Bob Woodward that one of the best ways to understand Donald Trump is to study Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Kushner paraphrased the Cheshire Cat’s philosophy: “If you don’t know where you’re going, any path
Cindy McCain, lifelong Republican, endorsing Biden because ‘he’s the better man’
McCain on Wednesday said: ‘Joe Biden represents the kind of values and integrity and courage we want in a president’ Cindy McCain said on Wednesday morning that she is endorsing the Democratic candidate for president in the 2020 election, despite being a lifelong Republican married to the late Republican senator John McCain, because “Joe Biden is the better man”. McCain made it official on Tuesda


Tampa Bay Lightning pour it on Stars in Game 3 as Stamkos scores in comeback
Stamkos scores as Tampa Bay beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3 Lightning take 2-1 advantage in best-of-seven series Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, left with injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept dominating without him, blowing the Dallas Stars out of an empty arena with a 5-2 rout in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday night to take the lead in the series. Even though he
‘This city is hostile’: protesters despair for justice in Breonna Taylor killing
To many in Louisville, the grand jury decision felt like a step backward from the recent victories in this segregated city For nearly 120 days, protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, have shouted “no justice, no peace!” as they called for charges against three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was shot in her apartment in March as police execute
As protests erupt across US after the decision in Breonna Taylor’s killing, two officers are shot
Thousands turned out for largely peaceful protests in more than a dozen cities after news of the grand jury’s decision in Louisville Two police officers were shot in Lousiville amid protests over the announcement that three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would not be charged for her death. Both sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said Robert Schroeder, the chief of the Lo
Donald Trump says he expects US election to end up at supreme court – video
Donald Trump said he wants to confirm a ninth justice to the supreme court because he believes the court will determine the outcome of the presidential election. 'I think this will end up in the supreme court, and I think it’s very important that we have nine justices,' Trump told reporters at a White House event. The president has previously indicated the federal courts will need to become invol
Eric Trump must testify in fraud inquiry before election, judge rules
New York state investigating whether Trump Organization lied about value of its assets to receive loans or tax benefits Eric Trump must testify in a New York investigation into the family’s businesses before the November presidential election, a judge ruled Wednesday, rejecting lawyers’ claims that Trump’s “extreme travel schedule” on the campaign trail warranted a delay. Related: 'She was what A
'She was what America should be': mourners bid farewell to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice’s casket sits on supreme court steps in Washington as mourners pay respects – and raise fears for future Ruth Bader Ginsburg was devoted to opera. On Wednesday, from the top of the steps of the supreme court in Washington, the beloved late justice gave her final aria. Ginsburg’s casket, draped in the stars and stripes, reflected bright autumnal sunshine as a river of mourners flowed benea
Breonna Taylor killing: attorney general calls for calm as no officers directly charged – video
The Kentucky attorney general, Daniel Cameron, urged protesters to make their voices heard peacefully after only one police officer involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor , Brett Hankison, was indicted by a grand jury. Hankinson faces three charges of wanton endangerment for endangering people living in nearby apartments, but he was not charged for shooting Taylor. The other two officer
California governor orders ban on sale of gas-only cars within 15 years
Gavin Newsom says ‘we can’t continue down this path’ as state grapples with historic fires and record temperatures California’s governor signed an executive order on Wednesday that would ban the sale of gas-only cars within 15 years, in a bid to combat the effects of climate change crisis. The move comes as the state battles historic wildfires, following a summer of record-high temperatures. “We
Dijon Kizzee wasn't holding gun when LA deputies shot him 15 times, family attorneys say
Black bicyclist ‘posed no threat’ to sheriff’s deputies when they fired at him, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump says A Black man killed by Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies wasn’t holding a gun when officers fired 19 shots at him, attorneys for his family said Tuesday, contradicting police officials’ claim that he was armed during a struggle. Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old bicyclist, “posed no thr
Bobcat fire: officials investigate whether southern California utility sparked blaze
The wildfire, one of the largest in Los Angeles county history, has destroyed at least 27 homes and buildings Federal investigators are looking into whether a huge wildfire burning in the mountains near Los Angeles was sparked by Southern California Edison utility equipment, according to the company. Edison has turned over a section of an overhead conductor from its transmission facility in the a
Taylor 'not angry' after Chargers doctor punctures lung with pain-killing injection
Veteran quarterback was scratched from game at last minute Chargers head coach says Taylor will retain starting spot A Los Angeles Chargers doctor punctured the lung of the team’s starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, while attempting to give him a pain-killing injection. Taylor had been scheduled to start Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs and was given an injection to relieve pain from
Hunter Biden's Ukraine ties 'awkward' but impact on US policy unclear, report finds
Republicans call Joe Biden’s son’s board role ‘problematic’ Biden campaign paints report as effort to damage Democrats Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report on Wednesday, alleging the work Joe Biden’s son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Biden was engaged in Ukraine policy as vice-president. Related: H
Uncle Ben's rice to get revamp after criticism over racial stereotyping
Mars to drop image of black farmer from brand, recognising it is ‘out of step with the times’ Uncle Ben’s is to change its name and branding, following criticism that its 70-year old logo and imagery of a black farmer involved racial stereotyping. The US rice brand will now be known as Ben’s Original, with revamped packaging bearing the new name appearing in shops next year. The company’s owner,
FBI warns ‘foreign actors’ likely to spread misinformation on election results
Intelligence bureau encouraged Americans to be patient and ensure they are getting information from trusted sources The FBI has published a public service announcement warning that “foreign actors” and cybercriminals will likely attempt to spread misinformation about the results of the 2020 presidential election. The intelligence bureau encouraged Americans to be patient about the results of the
Harry and Meghan call on Americans to register to vote ahead of US election – video
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have urged Americans to 'reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity' and register to vote in the 2020 US election. In a Time 100 video message , Meghan Markle said: 'When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard.' 'Your voice is a reminder that you matter,' she added. 'Because you do. And you deserve to be heard.' The clip has s
Tobin Heath aims to be Manchester United's disrupter-in-chief | Suzanne Wrack
USA World Cup winner says her club ‘don’t want to wait to compete’ – and that suits her perfectly as she starts in the WSL The arrival at Manchester City of the USA World Cup-winning midfielders Rose Lavelle , who scored in the 2019 final, and Sam Mewis and the shock post-deadline day announcement that Alex Morgan had signed for Tottenham dominated international headlines. But Manchester United’s
Harry and Meghan criticised after video urging Americans to vote
Duke and Duchess of Sussex call on voters to ‘reject hate speech and misinformation’ in video The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have urged American voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity” in the US election, in a video which triggered accusations that it breached UK protocol demanding political neutrality from members of the royal family. Speaking in a Time 100 video mes
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: thousands expected to pay respects as judge lies in repose
Justice’s former colleagues, family, friends and the public will have the chance over two days to pass by the casket of the feminist icon Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects outside the US supreme court on Wednesday to the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , the women’s rights champion, leader of the court’s liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last Friday evening. Even with
Bryson DeChambeau makes science out of a sport people believe should be art | Andy Bull
The American’s startling victory at the US Open has split opinion because his radical approach is a challenge to the way things have always been done in golf You couldn’t miss Bryson DeChambeau at the Masters in 2016. He was 22 and just out of college. He should, in fact, have been midway through the senior year but he’d quit to take what he called a “six-month apprenticeship” on tour. So here he
'Despacito' isn't good enough, Joe Biden. Latino voters are slipping away | Jaime Regalado
Trump is actively courting Latino voters while Biden is out to lunch. Alarms should be ringing at Democratic headquarters This election, Latinos are poised to be the largest group of non-white eligible voters in the United States, surpassing African Americans for the first time. The number of Latinos registered and likely to vote has increased in large states such as California and Texas and cruc
Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't solve sexism in America. But she died trying
A generation of women who admire the Notorious RBG work, in ways large and small, to emulate her Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday was gutting, especially for American feminists. Even before her death, Ginsburg was not just a supreme court justice; she was a feminist icon, the Notorious RBG. She represented the kind of path to influence and power that today’s young women can imagine emulating
US election polls tracker: who is leading in the swing states?
As the presidential campaign heats up, the Guardian is tracking the latest polling in eight states that could decide the election Joe Biden is leading ​Donald Trump in the national polls for the presidential election. Continue reading...
Biden to campaign in North Carolina as Trump draws more ire over Covid response – US politics live
US reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths amid fears for coming winter Trump attacks China over Covid ‘plague’ at UN Romney backs vote on supreme court nomination Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 12.12pm BST It look like this is happening this morning then… The report leads with Geoge Kent, a State Department official, saying Hunter BIden's role at Burisma was "awkward." Kent testified twice du
What the strange case of horse mutilations in France reveals about our state of mind | Laura Spinney
The incidents may be a natural phenomenon, but the pandemic has made us more accepting of the sinister The animals have been found missing ears and genitals, with eyes torn out, or deep, clean cuts to their bodies. The recent spate of horse mutilations reported across France has provoked horror and outrage. Satanic cults have been mooted, or individual perpetrators engaged in copycat crimes. But
‘It’s our job to help’: the genealogists tracking down missing people after devastating fires
The experts known as ‘search angels’ have helped to reunite nearly 250 people and bring closure to those who need it On a recent Saturday, as fires raged across much of the US west coast, Nancy Collins, 42, received a Facebook message from a friend: “Do you angels feel like helping find people again?” Collins, a genetic genealogist in the San Francisco Bay area, didn’t hesitate: “Of course.” Cont
What Miami's vastly unequal zip codes reveal about the election fight in Florida
Miami-Dade has the second biggest wealth gap in the country – but the political fault lines are not always clear cut “I’m a Trumper,” said 93-year-old doctor Irwin Potash, speaking from quarantine in his $1.6m condo on Fisher Island, a private island in Florida with a golf course, two marinas and 17 tennis courts that’s just a seven-minute ferry ride from South Beach. Related: Mike Bloomberg rais
Guardian/Vice poll finds most US 2020 voters strongly favor climate action
Seven in 10 support government action to address crisis – and young Republicans are less accepting of their party’s inaction, according to new poll published in partnership with Covering Climate Now The climate 


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