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Trump calls Birx's dire warning on widespread coronavirus 'pathetic'

President and Nancy Pelosi criticize Deborah Birx as US deaths climb past 155,000 and cases reach one-quarter of global total.

Elon Musk / NASA

SpaceX just brought 2 NASA astronauts back to Earth

On Sunday afternoon, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely careened back to Earth after a 27-million-mile mission in orbit around the planet. The men rode SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship, landing its cone-shaped capsule around 2:48 p.m. ET in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida.

Donald Trump Jr

Sometimes when a bad bartender publishes a bad book

Donald Trump Jr tries to tidy up his book Liberal Privilege's grammar. Misplaced apostrophe in the self-published book’s subtitle has been amended after widespread ridicule.

COVID-19: USA

Anthony Fauci denies Trump claim that he misled US public

Dr Anthony Fauci insisted on Tuesday he had “not been misleading the American public under any circumstances” – countering a claim by Donald Trump that he had.

The Guardian

Oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in America.

Selma

John Lewis crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge for final time

John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the last time on Sunday, as remembrances continued for the civil rights leader and congressman.

'It’s my constitutional freaking right'

Black Americans arm themselves in response to pandemic, protests

When coronavirus lockdowns spread nationwide in March, millions of Americans flocked to their local grocery stores and wholesale markets to stock up for what would become months stuck at home. Black Americans did the same, but some had one addendum to their shopping list: a firearm.

Michael Cohen

Judge orders prison release after government 'retaliation'

A judge ordered the release from prison of Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying he believed the government retaliated against him for writing a book about Trump.

Trump Campaign

Kimberly Guilfoyle under fire irresponsible spending

Interviews depict an operation beset by departures, staffers with no prior fundraising experience and accusations of irresponsible spending.

Law and order Fake News

Trump Campaign advertises with police photo from Ukraine

A new ad for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign used an image of pro-democracy protests in Ukraine from 2014 to show what it called "chaos & violence" in the US.

‘We must protect the right to peacefully protest’

Criminal charge for white St. Louis couple

In announcing criminal charges against a wealthy white couple who pointed guns at anti-racist protesters marching through their gated community, St. Louis’ top prosecutor said the protesters were “peaceful” and “unarmed.”

Civil War

More federal agents deployed to protests

Federal agents sent to confront protesters in Portland have “done a fantastic job” and could be deployed to other cities, Donald Trump said on Monday.

In Memoriam John Lewis

US civil rights hero and Democratic congressman, dies at 80

On Friday night, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed John Lewis had died. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

60% dissaprove Donald Trump's crisis handling

Coronavirus cases shatter another record

Battles over wearing face coverings intensified even as the US shattered another daily coronavirus record and health officials warned hospitalizations are getting out of control in some areas.

643 Millionen Euro

Wie Warren Buffett von Wolfgang Schulz über den Tisch gezogen wurde

Eine Firma des Starinvestors hatte vor drei Jahren eine deutsche Gießereifirma übernommen. Der Preis war stark überhöht, bestätigt nun ein Gericht in New York.

Wesley Purkey

USA: Second execution in a week

The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution this week, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed.

Twitter Scam

Accounts of Biden, Musk and other prominent figures hacked

The Twitter accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple appear to have been hacked as part of a bitcoin scam.

COVID-19: USA

Trump aides seek to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci

The Trump administration is increasingly at war with Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top public health expert, over the handling of the coronavirus crisis, as the US continues to report around 60,000 new cases a day.

Death Penalty

Judge again blocks US from resuming federal executions

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., once again blocked the Trump administration from resuming executions just hours before the first federal death sentence since 2003 was scheduled to be carried out.

COVID-19: USA

Florida shatters US record of single-day Covid-19 cases

The Florida Department of Health reported 15,299 new Covid-19 cases Sunday, the highest number of new cases reported in a single day by any state since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Roger Stone

Robert Mueller condemns Donald Trump

The former special counsel Robert Mueller made a rare move to publicly defend his two-year investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election – and to castigate Donald Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s prison sentence.

COVID-19: USA

Donald Trump wears mask in public for first time

Donald Trump wore a mask in public for the first time during a visit to a military hospital a short helicopter ride from the White House on Saturday evening.

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Le Tote

Lord & Taylor Files for Bankruptcy

Lord & Taylor, the floundering department store company that traces its roots to 1826, became the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy protection as the coronavirus outbreak accelerates the demise of chains that were already teetering. The chain was acquired last year from Hudson’s Bay by the clothing rental start-up Le Tote in an unusual $100 million deal. Now Le Tote and Lord & Taylor are both seeking Chapter 11 protection from their creditors in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

United Nations

Trump plans to address General Assembly in person

Donald Trump is likely to be the only world leader speaking live from New York at this year’s United Nations General Assembly debate, scheduled to take place Sept. 22 to 25. The U.N. will be holding its biggest annual event virtually this year, with up to 190 world leaders delivering speeches via pre-recorded video message. As host country of the U.N. headquarters during the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. has a unique opportunity to hold center-stage at an organization Trump has consistently derided, and which at times has returned the favor. Other world leaders have openly laughed at his speeches and been witness to awkward moments, ranging from Trump announcing to leaders that he could “totally destroy” North Korea, to a spat with teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.

German Shepherd

Buddy, first U.S. dog diagnosed with Covid-19, dies

A German shepherd in New York that had the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in a dog in the U.S. has died. The 7-year-old shepherd, Buddy, developed breathing problems in mid-April after Robert Mahoney of Staten Island had been sick with the coronavirus for several weeks. A veterinarian tested Buddy in May and found him positive for the virus. Buddy's health declined steadily after he developed breathing problems and thick nasal mucus in April. He was euthanized on July 11 after he started vomiting clotted blood. USDA database of confirmed cases in the United States includes 12 dogs, 10 cats, a tiger and a lion.

COVID-19: Florida

Highest single-day death toll

Florida has reported its highest single-day death toll since the pandemic began, with 186 deaths reported, bringing total deaths in the state to 6,117. The state health department has also confirmed 9,230 new cases, bringing the state’s known total to 441,977. The way Florida collects statistics means the 186 deaths reported on Tuesday did not necessarily all happen on Monday. More than 4.3m cases and more than 148,500 deaths have been recorded in the US as a whole. That source puts Florida second in total cases confirmed, behind California, an early hotspot now experiencing a resurgence.