Dayton, Ohio's Children's Hospital the site of a late afternoon protest today over newborns being kept from their parents. The story as posted on Facebook today.......FACEBOOK POST
The health board for Idaho's five northern counties tabling a motion for a muzzle (mask) order Friday afternoon in the face of strong public opposition at a hastily called meeting. The idea may come back at a future meeting.....SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
Libertarian activist Ammon Bundy says nothing was ever said to him about wearing a mask (muzzle) when he and other Peoples Rights members were barred from entering the Southwest Health District office in Caldwell, Idaho yesterday. Bundy and the others trying to attend a meeting that ended up being cancelled where a face covering mandate was to be discussed........KTVB VIDEO REPORT....Latest word is that a new "emergency meeting" is set for 8 am Tuesday.
Four US TIME MAGAZINEBorder Patrol employees fired and 38 others suspended without pay over social media posts. Time Magazine reporting there was a "secret Facebook group" that "mocked members of Congress and migrants"......
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG REVEALING TODAY THAT SHE IS UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY TO TREAT A RECURRENCE OF LIVER CANCER. GINSBURG SAYS THE TREATMENT IS LEADING TO POSITIVE RESULTS......CNN
Convicted murderer and meth kingpin Dustin Honken put to death today at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Honken found guilty of killing five people. Its the third federal execution carried out this week, the first federal executions in nearly 20 years......AP STORY TV ONE NEW ZEALAND
AN ARREST IN NEW YORK CITY IN A GRISLY MURDER CASE. TYRESE HASPIL WAS AN ASSISTANT TO ENTREPRENEUR FAHIM SALEH. SALEH'S BEHEADED AND ARMLESS BODY WAS FOUND WEDNESDAY IN A LUXURY CONDO IN MANHATTAN......AP STORY TV ONE NEW ZEALAND
The Pentagon making the call on what flags are allowed on US military bases in an apparent move to omit one particular flag from the broad list. Namely the Confederate battle flag.......THE NATIONAL-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
THE FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF OF THE EUROPEAN UNION EXPRESSING OPPOSITION TO US SANCTIONS MOVES INCLUDING IRAN, CUBA, THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AND THE NORD STREAM 2 PROJECT TO BRING RUSSIAN NATURAL GAS TO WESTERN EUROPE.
JOSEP BORRELL ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THE EU CONSIDERS THE APPLICATION OF SUCH SANCTIONS TO BE 'CONTRARY TO INTERNATIONAL LAW'......TASS NEWS STORY
Russian military forces staging snap readiness exercises including the Black Sea Fleet in the southern part of the country......TASS.....some 150-thousand Russian troops involved in the combat readiness exercises.....TASS
Water facilities in Israel targeted by cyber attacks recently. The water authority confirms the attack but says they did not cause any damage.....
The regime in Vennezuela objecting to a US Navy destroyer's "freedom of navigation" exercise 24 miles off its coast. The USS Pinckney sent through those waters on Wednesday. A US Southern Command statement referred to Nicolas Maduro's government as "illegitimate". The Maduro regime referred to the US Navy's action as "sneaky" and in "violation of international law".....PRESS TV IRAN
A lawsuit filed against the City of Minneapolis in connection with the death of George Floyd. The Floyd family suit alleging his rights were violated by the police who detained him and that the city allowed for a culture of excessive force and racism to exist in the police force. The suit comes after the release of new police body cam videos this week showing the last minutes of Floyd's life.....BBC NEWS
IN LONDON A POLICE OFFICER SUSPENDED AFTER VIDEO APPEARS TO SHOW POLICE KNEELING ON A BLACK SUSPECT"S NECK.....BBC NEWS
A third French police officer now charged with manslaughter in the death of 42-year old delivery driver Cedric Chouviat after his arrest near the Eiffel Tower in January. Chouviat was tackled to the ground and is reported to have said he was having trouble breathing. He ended up dying of a heart attack. Two other officers were charged earlier this month. (BFM-TV Google Translation).....FRANCE 24 VIDEO REPORT (FRENCH NARRATION)
Twitter may face a large fine for violating a 2010 settlement with the Federal Trade Commission because of this week's high profile of celebrity pages.......BNN BLOOMBERG
THE COVID-19 NUMBERS FROM WORLDOMETERS TODAY SHOWING 74,987 NEW CASES IN THE USA.
TOP STATES ARE FLORIDA AT 11,466, CALIFORNIA AT 9,608 AND TEXAS AT 9,496.
OTHER STATES WITH LARGE NUMBERS INCLUDE ARIZONA AT 3,910, GEORGIA AT 3,908, TENNESSEE AT 2,279 AND LOUISIANA AT 2,179.
FURTHER DOWN THE LIST IN NUMBERS AMONG THE STATES OHIO AT 1,720, MISSOURI AT 1,431, NEVADA AT 1,380, NEW YORK AT 1,032 AND PENNSYLVANIA AT 1,003.
The Howard County, Maryland public schools will go online when school begins and will stay online till January. Parents surveyed said it was the least desirable option but officials say its the safest option. Howard County is located between Baltimore and Washington.....ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Navajo Nation in eastern Arizona and New Mexico going into lockdown this weekend to prevent spread of the coronavirus. The president of the tribe urging residents to stay home even before the beginning of the lockdown.....ASSOCIATED PRESS
In Israel a weekend lockdown being imposed amidst Covid-19 fears with in house restaurant dining suspended and beaches and gyms closed among other things from 5 pm Friday to 5 am Sunday. The report from authorities today is that there were more than 1,800 coronavirus cases in the country since Thursday....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
Residents in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, being told to stay home. People in Spain's second largest city also being urged not to gather in groups larger than 10......POLITICO EU
ONETIME CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND LATER DEMOCRAT POLITICIAN JOHN LEWIS IS DEAD AT THE AGE OF 80. LEWIS CELEBRATED IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA AS A CONGRESSMAN AND POLITICAL INSIDER BUT MORE CONTROVERSIAL IN HIS CIVIL RIGHTS DAYS WHEN HE MADE FIERY AND POWERFUL SPEECHES. LEWIS WAS BEATEN AND JAILED DURING HIS DAYS OF CIVIL RIGHTS PROTESTING......BUSINESS INSIDER STORY
Her Majesty The Queen personally conferring a knighthood at Windsor Castle today to Captain Tom Moore. Moore honored for raising tens of millions of dollars for the UK's National Health Service when the coronavirus situation emerged earlier this year. He staged an online marathon fundraiser walking using his walker and drew viral views online and massive donations.....BBC NEWS