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August 14, 2020

New bodycam video from George Floyd's death shows panicked witnesses begging officers to check his pulse
Newly released police bodycam footage from the fatal arrest of George Floyd shows a crowd of bystanders becoming increasingly upset as police hold down the 46-year-old Black man, pleading with officers to get off of him and check his pulse. ... More >>

Chicago's new strategy to combat looting includes social media monitoring and 'robust legal action'
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced a five-point strategy to combat looting in the city's business district that includes social media monitoring, speeding up police response and "robust" prosecution. ... More >>

Thousands call for a 'White Pride' billboard to come down near the KKK's headquarters
There's a renewed push for the removal of a controversial billboard in an Arkansas town near the headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan. ... More >>

Prosecutors ask judge to deny Ghislaine Maxwell's request for accusers' identities
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to deny Ghislaine Maxwell's request to be told the identities of the women who allege the former British socialite and girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein recruited, groomed and ultimately sexually abused them as young girls. ... More >>

Why Donald Trump is dead wrong on his absentee ballot defense
Here's an interesting news nugget courtesy of CNN's Abby Phillip: ... More >>

Here's why Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris
Joe Biden thinks he is going to win the White House in 84 days' time. ... More >>

Postmarks come under scrutiny as states prepare for mail-in voting
States are bracing for controversy as they work to ensure that Postal Service postmarks and other tracking will back efforts to prove mail-in votes are sent on time. They're seeking to avoid lawsuits and other issues about unclear markings that have dogged some primaries and could mar ballot counts... More >>

It may take a while before new unemployment benefits start flowing
States will have to create a new system to pay out the unemployment benefits provided by President Donald Trump's latest executive action, and that could leave the 28 million unemployed Americans waiting weeks to see the additional $300 payments. ... More >>

109 year-old IBM is planning to take on Amazon. Here's how
When former IBM cloud leader Arvind Krishna took over the company's top job earlier this year, the move sent a clear signal about where the company sees its future. ... More >>

The Red Bull heir, a crashed car and the scandal that angered Thailand
Before dawn on September 3, 2012, a roaring black Ferrari struck a police motorcycle in downtown Bangkok, knocking the officer to the ground and dragging his body down the darkened street before speeding away. ... More >>

Zillow exec: Why we changed our minds on remote work
Last month, Zillow joined a growing list of companies that have decided to allow most employees to work from home permanently, even after the pandemic. ... More >>

107-year-old N.J. woman survives Spanish Flu and COVID-19
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Innocent man jailed after mistaken for suspect
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Family walks every street in community
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Actor Sean Penn helps people get COVID testing
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Fire departments could help w/ online learning
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Yale to assist w/ human trial of vaccine
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Destructive insect in NY feeds on trees and crops
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Teacher chooses retirement amid virus concerns
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Police: Man poses as deliveryman, kills neighbor
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National Zoo's giant panda could be pregnant
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Family grapples w/questions after shooting death of 22-year-old
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Man pepper sprays bus driver after argument
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Officials: Mardi Gras may not happen next year
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Two Black men recall serving in Air Force
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Mourners grieve 'senseless' killing of 11-year-old
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Couple reunites after spending 151 days apart
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Boy w/ diabetes gets alert dog a year after scare
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Newlyweds learning to fly together -- literally
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