GOP lawmaker calls on Falwell Jr. to resign over photo

Rep. Mark Waller (R-NC) is calling on Jerry Falwell Jr. to resign as president of Liberty University, saying a now-deleted Instagram post showing Falwell with his pants unzipped and arm around a woman was part of a patter making him unfit to lead the evangelical Christian institution. This isn’t the first time Falwell has had … Read more GOP lawmaker calls on Falwell Jr. to resign over photo

Trump: NRA should move to Texas and ‘lead a very good and beautiful life’

Donald Trump says the National Rifle Association (NRA) should relocate to Texas after the New York attorney general launched a law suit to dissolve the group. Letitia James alleged that senior NRA leaders used the powerful gun lobby group as their ‘personal piggy bank’ and illegally diverted millions of dollars from its charitable work. President … Read more Trump: NRA should move to Texas and ‘lead a very good and beautiful life’

Virginia launches first contact tracing app in U.S.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday announced the first contact tracing app for the coronavirus in the United States that uses new technology from Apple and Alphabet’s Google. The state is betting that the app, COVIDWISE, can help it catch new cases faster, though long delays in getting test results must be overcome in order … Read more Virginia launches first contact tracing app in U.S.

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to flood D.C. region with up to six inches of rain

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to bring significant rainfall to parts of Washington, Maryland and Virginia Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 as it travels up the East Coast. Damaging winds are also possible. Widespread rainfall of 3 to 6 inches of rain is predicted, with isolated totals up to 8 inches. Very strong winds are … Read more Tropical Storm Isaias expected to flood D.C. region with up to six inches of rain

SEC to play 10-game, conference-only football schedule in 2020 | Get Up

Paul Finebaum, Heather Dinich and Ryan Clark react to the SEC playing a 10-game conference-only schedule for the 2020 season beginning on September 26th. The crew also discusses Virginia Tech’s cornerback Caleb Farley’s decision to opt-out of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic. #GetUp #CollegeFootball Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn Subscribe … Read more SEC to play 10-game, conference-only football schedule in 2020 | Get Up

New Documents Show Jeffrey Epstein Contacts With Ghislaine Maxwell

Jeffrey Epstein was offering advice to Ghislaine Maxwell as late as 2015, according to newly unsealed documents, despite her lawyer’s statement that the British socialite had “no contact” with the disgraced financier in a decade. “You have done nothing wrong and I would urge you to start acting like it,” Epstein writes in a typo-ridden … Read more New Documents Show Jeffrey Epstein Contacts With Ghislaine Maxwell

NASA Rover Perseverance Blasts Off on New Mission to Mars

NASA launched its latest Mars rover, dubbed Perseverance, on Thursday, the first step in the space agency’s newest effort to hunt for signs of ancient microbial life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth. The rover blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop an Atlas V rocket, beginning its 6 ½ month trip … Read more NASA Rover Perseverance Blasts Off on New Mission to Mars

How Britain’s role in slavery and empire shaped modern America – BBC News

Two months after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, which sparked protests around the world, there’s fresh scrutiny of America’s history of slavery — and how it influences the country to this day. Britain played a central role in the history of the United States — from the original colonisation of North … Read more How Britain’s role in slavery and empire shaped modern America – BBC News

Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley becomes 1st prominent CFB player to opt out of ’20 season|CBS Sports HQ

Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley became the first highly touted 2021 NFL Draft prospect to opt out of playing college football in 2020 on Wednesday. He released a video to ESPN explaining why he won’t be suiting up for the Hokies this season. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBSSportsHQ FOLLOW US ON: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CBSSports/ Instagram … Read more Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley becomes 1st prominent CFB player to opt out of ’20 season|CBS Sports HQ

Coronavirus Pandemic Strands Hundreds in Manila Stadium

Hundreds of workers from around the Philippines are stranded at a baseball stadium in the capital Manila, awaiting government help to get them home. Most are people who lost their jobs in Manila due to the coronavirus pandemic. Around 1,200 people who sought the government’s transport assistance registered to get free rides to their provinces … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic Strands Hundreds in Manila Stadium

Qualified Immunity: Origins of a Police Liability Shield

The U.S. Supreme Court’s legal doctrine that shields public officials from liability in civil cases is getting renewed attention during the national debate over police accountability. Qualified immunity was created by the court in the late 1960s—and expanded in the 1980s—to free public officials such as police officers from the fear of frivolous lawsuits for … Read more Qualified Immunity: Origins of a Police Liability Shield

Trump hints at closure of more Chinese consulates as China fumes

The United States and China have traded threats and criticism over the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Now the diplomatic war between the two global powers has a new focus. Beijing has been given 72 hours to shut down its consulate in the US city of Houston. This is the latest … Read more Trump hints at closure of more Chinese consulates as China fumes

Trump on Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell: I wish her well

President Donald Trump that he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell “well,” as she faces charges for recruiting, grooming and ultimately sexually abusing minors as young as 14 as Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice. “I just wish her well, frankly,” Trump said during a White House press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. Trump acknowledged that he has met Maxwell … Read more Trump on Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell: I wish her well

US coronavirus cases continue surge as Trump defends handling

The United States continues to struggle to contain the world’s biggest coronavirus outbreak. Infections are surging in many parts of the country, including Arizona, Florida and California. There have been 3.7 million cases nationwide, and more than 140,000 deaths. But President Donald Trump has downplayed the epidemic – falsely claiming in an interview that the … Read more US coronavirus cases continue surge as Trump defends handling