Black man was not holding gun when fatally shot by Los Angeles police, lawyer says – National

A Black man shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies wasn’t holding a gun when they opened fire, attorneys for his family said Tuesday, contradicting a claim that he had picked up a dropped weapon during a struggle.   Read more: Protesters gather after Black man shot, killed by police in Los […]

Trump expands ban on U.S. spending for some diversity training programs – National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an order that he said will expand a ban on the use of federal money for certain diversity training. Trump earlier this month ordered his administration to stop paying for critical race theory diversity training in federal agencies. He said his new order will expand the prohibition […]

Breonna Taylor: Louisville prepares for unrest as decision on officer charges looms – National

Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. With timing of the announcement still uncertain, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency due to the potential for […]

Migrant women will not see doctor accused of performing unwanted surgeries: U.S. official – National

Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Dr. Mahendra Amin faces allegations that he administered hysterectomies and other procedures that women held at the Irwin County Detention Center didn’t seek or fully understand. Amin has seen at least […]

China announces plans to boost climate targets after Trump blasts country for pollution – National

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans to boost his country’s Paris climate accord target on Tuesday and called for a green revolution, just minutes after U.S. President Donald Trump blasted China for “rampant pollution.” Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Xi said China would achieve a peak in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and carbon […]

Ricin letter to Trump: What we know about the investigation so far

The arrest of a woman suspected of sending a letter containing poisonous ricin to the White House has sparked an investigation that involves both Canada and the United States. The suspect — identified as Pascale Ferrier — was apprehended Sunday at the Peace Bridge border crossing in Fort Erie, Ont., by U.S. border patrol […]

200,000 dead, and still no plan to end America’s coronavirus crisis – National

Six months and 200,000 deaths later, the U.S. is right back where it started, staring down the barrel of mass fatalities, widespread infection and crippling economic loss from COVID-19. This once-in-a-generation crisis has not been met with a unified response, or a common will to fight. Instead, the nation keeps going around in circles, […]

Avoid trick-or-treating due to coronavirus this Halloween, CDC says – National

The scariest thing on Halloween night will be the invisible threat of COVID-19, and adults and children should change their plans to minimize that danger, according to new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The top U.S. health agency issued a new set of coronavirus safety recommendations on its […]

Boris Johnson announces new coronavirus restriction for Britain as cases surge – National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed the brakes Tuesday on the country’s return to offices and a normal social life, saying the U.K. was at a “perilous turning point” in its fight against coronavirus. Saying that Britain had to act now or face a huge second wave of the disease, Johnson announced a package […]

Russia ‘so confident’ in coronavirus vaccine it will shoulder legal liability – National

Russia is so confident in its COVID-19 vaccine that it will shoulder some of the legal liability should anything go wrong, rather than requiring buyers to take on the full risk, the head of the state fund bankrolling the project told Reuters. The decision leaves the vaccine’s state-backed developers open to potentially costly compensation […]