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PGA Pro Sean Fredrickson And His 3 Children Among Passengers Killed In Idaho Plane Crash

PGA golf pro Sean Fredrickson, his son Hayden Fredrickson and his stepchildren Sofia and Quinn Olsen were among those who were killed on Sunday after two planes collided and fell into a lake in Idaho. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a press release on Tuesday that two planes crashed into each other above the lake around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday. Multiple units and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene, though the sheriff’s office’s sonar team eventually located both planes at about 127 feet and recovered two victims’ bodies from the water.... [Read Full Story]

Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Hospitalized With Covid-19 After President Trump’s Tulsa Rally

Herman Cain, a 2012 GOP presidential candidate, is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account. Cain was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma; however, he did not meet with the President. Cain, 74, was hospitalized after developing “serious” symptoms but is “awake and alert,” according to the statement. ... [Read Full Story]

Seattle Police Clear “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” After Executive Order By Mayor

Seattle have cleared out the city” durkan. Police in Seattle were ordered to clear out the city’s ‘autonomous zone’ and arrested over 30 protesters following an executive order from Mayor Jenny Durkan. The “occupied” zone, which has been dubbed the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area, was cleared by police on Wednesday. The order from Durkan came after four shootings, two of which were fatal, occurred in the area within the last month.... [Read Full Story]

Google Removing Misleading Ads Relating To Voter Registration

On Monday, Google said that it had removed search ads that charged users searching for voting information large fees for voter registration or harvested their personal data. A Google spokeswoman said that the company’s misrepresentation policy barred such ads when searching for terms such as “register to vote,” “vote by mail,” and “where is my polling place.”... [Read Full Story]

Many U.S. States Hit Record Highs For Positive Covid-19 Cases, As Worldwide Total Exceeds 10 Million

As the confirmed global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million, with the death toll surpassing 500,000 on Sunday, New York State continued to lower its numbers; despite infections surging in multiple other U.S. states. New York state reported just five coronavirus deaths, the lowest seen since March 15. Just 616 of New York’s almost 62,000 tests Saturday resulted in positive diagnoses.... [Read Full Story]

Colorado Governor Orders Probe Into 2019 Death Of Elijah McClain After Police Encounter

On Thursday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the 2019 death of an unarmed Black man who died days after he was subdued by three policemen and injected with a powerful sedative. The state’s attorney general, Phil Weiser, will probe the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain, who died following an encounter with police who applied a chokehold on him. During the incident, paramedics injected him with ketamine and he lapsed into a coma from which he never recovered.... [Read Full Story]

House Passes Wide-Ranging Police Reform Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a wide-ranging Democratic police reform bill on Thursday, sending the measure to the Senate despite opposition from President Donald Trump and other Republicans in Congress. The Democratic-controlled House voted 236-181 roughly along party lines to adopt the legislation.  The reform bill comes one month to the day after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody sparked weeks of worldwide protests over police brutality. Democrats named their legislation “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”... [Read Full Story]

Disneyland Reopening Scheduled For July 17 Is Delayed Indefinitely

On Wednesday, Disneyland in Anaheim, California reversed its plans to reopen July 17, indefinitely delaying the reopening of the theme park. In a statement, the company blamed the state for the delay while also implying that ongoing union negotiations are a factor: “The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date. “... [Read Full Story]

Naval Academy Launches Investigation Into Social Media Posts

The U.S. Naval Academy has launched an investigation into tweets allegedly made by a midshipman in the wake of protests over the police custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The posts were allegedly made on a since-deleted Twitter account identified as belonging to Chase Standage, a Midshipman 1st Class from California. Screenshots posted online appear to show one tweet allegedly about a police officer firing tear gas at an unarmed protester demonstrating after the death of Floyd, and another post allegedly commented on a black woman’s fatal shooting by police in Kentucky.... [Read Full Story]

Atlanta Police Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder

On Wednesday, prosecutors said that the Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back outside of a Wendy’s restaurant will be charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said at a news conference that officer Garrett Rolfe kicked Brooks while he lay on the ground and the officer with him, Devin Brosnan, stood on Brooks’ shoulder as he struggled for life after a confrontation. “Mr Brooks was running away at the time the shot was fired,” Howard said.... [Read Full Story]