Washington DC shooting leaves 1 dead, some 20 injured

A dispute that erupted into gun fire at an outdoor party in Washington DC, early Sunday left one person dead and some 20 others injured, including an off-duty officer “struggling for her life,” according to police. A 17-year-old male died in the shooting that occurred after midnight in a southeast side neighborhood where people had …

No parties, no trips: Colleges set covid-19 rules for fall

Critics question whether it’s realistic to demand that college students not act like typical college students. But the push illustrates the high stakes for universities planning to welcome at least some students back. Wide-scale Covid-19 testing, quarantines and plexiglass barriers in classrooms won’t work if too many students misbehave.

US hits five million Covid-19 cases: Johns Hopkins tally

The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University’s real-time tally showed on Sunday, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease. The US tally reached 5,000,603 cases on Sunday morning and 162,430 deaths — both totals by far the highest of …

Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election

The Postal Service already was facing questions over how it would handle the expected spike of mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic, but several operational changes imposed by its new leader have led to mail backlogs across the United States as rumors of additional cutbacks swirl, fueling worries about the November vote.

Trump signs orders extending economic relief for Americans

President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive actions extending financial relief to Americans hit by the coronavirus pandemic as polls showed a large majority of voters unhappy with his handling of the crisis. ​​​​​The four measures marked a presidential show of strength after Trump’s Republican party and White House team failed to agree with opposition …

Manchurian Candidate v Siberian Nominee: US intel says Moscow against Biden, Beijing against Trump

American voters face a choice between a Manchurian candidate & a Siberian nominee in the 2020 Presidential election, going by an expansive interpretation of official US intelligence assessment. In an extraordinary disclosure, a top US intelligence official said on record that China would prefer to see Donald Trump lose the election, while Russia is inimical …

US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump

US intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, the country’s counterintelligence chief said in the most specific warning to date about the threat of foreign …

NYC begins registering travellers at Covid-19 checkpoints

New York City opened new traveller checkpoints Thursday to register visitors and residents returning from nearly three dozen states who are required to quarantine for 14 days — an initiative that drew swift criticism from privacy advocates. The checkpoints, targeting busy entry points like Penn Station, are an awareness campaign intended to forestall a second …