A 40-year veteran of Washington’s King County Sheriff’s Office has been placed on administrative, paid leave and had all of his police powers suspended after he posted a disturbing meme mocking the death of Seattle, Washington, protester Summer Taylor.
New York City workers, community leaders and volunteers joined together Thursday morning to paint the phrase “Black Lives Matter” along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, which runs in front of US President Donald Trump’s Trump Tower.
The New York Times' story citing 'anonymous intelligence' on alleged Russian cash rewards to Taliban*-linked militants for the killing of US and coalition troops in Afghanistan sparked a major scandal in Washington, prompting denials from the White House, Moscow and the Taliban itself, and demands by Democrats for new sanctions against Russia.
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on Thursday it had carried out an airstrike in coordination with the Somali government against a checkpoint used by the militant group al-Shabaab.
While the US Defense Logistics Agency and Department of Homeland Security have provided the essential mechanisms for placing military equipment in cops’ hands, they cannot be blamed for the internal culture cultivated in police departments for decades leading to them requesting such equipment and justifying it as necessary for their jobs.
The Japanese Defense Ministry laid out a timeline on Tuesday for getting the Self-Defense Forces’ next-generation fighter jet from drawing board to battlefield. The first flight tests could begin as early as 2028, with the jet entering service by 2035.
In March, a tweet by White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, featuring an edited clip of Joe Biden, was labeled by Twitter as “manipulated media”. The official has now come up with a new cutting of a recent Biden speech, which some say does not present the presumptive Democratic candidate in the best light.
US-based Johns Hopkins University has reported more than 12 million coronavirus cases worldwide, with more than half a million having died from the infection. Since first being diagnosed in China in December 2019, the virus has been reported in more than 210 countries and territories.