Pierce County schools look to reopen if coronavirus cases don't surge again after Labor Day – KING5.com

  1. Pierce County schools look to reopen if coronavirus cases don’t surge again after Labor Day  KING5.com
  2. 88 new COVID-19 cases, 969 active cases confirms Brazos County Health District  KBTX
  3. Dallas County reports 261 coronavirus cases, no additional COVID-19 deaths  The Dallas Morning News
  4. 107 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Western Pa.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  5. 2 COVID related deaths, 55 new cases in Nueces County on September 7. Here’s a breakdown of cases in  KIII 3 News
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Kevin Dobson, 'Knots Landing' & 'Kojak' Star, Dead at 77 – Entertainment Tonight

  1. Kevin Dobson, ‘Knots Landing’ & ‘Kojak’ Star, Dead at 77  Entertainment Tonight
  2. Kevin Dobson Dies: ‘Knots Landing’ and ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Star Was 77  Yahoo Entertainment
  3. Kevin Dobson, ‘Kojak’ and ‘Knots Landing’ Star, Dies at 77  MSN Money
  4. ‘Kojak’ and ‘Knots Landing’ Star Kevin Dobson Dead at 77  TMZ
  5. ‘Days of Our Lives’ Star Kevin Dobson Dies at 77  RADIO.COM
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Source: Google News, Kevin Dobson, ‘Knots Landing’ & ‘Kojak’ Star, Dead at 77 – Entertainment Tonight

Mexico records 3,486 new coronavirus cases, 223 more deaths

September 8, 2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico reported 3,486 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 223 additional fatalities on Monday, bringing its totals to 637,509 infections and 67,781 deaths, according to updated health ministry data.

The government has said the real number of infected people is likely to be significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

(Reporting by Sharay Angulo)

Ecuador ratifies sentence against Correa, blocking vice presidential bid

September 8, 2020

QUITO (Reuters) – An Ecuadorian court on Monday upheld an eight-year prison sentence against former President Rafael Correa for breaking campaign finance laws, blocking him from participating as a vice presidential candidate in the 2021 election.

Correa, who was in power for a decade until 2017 and currently lives in Belgium, announced last month his candidacy for the vice presidency as part of a coalition to challenge President Lenin Moreno – a Correa protege who later fell out with him.

He had filed the appeal, the last one allowed by Ecuadorian law, before the National Court of Justice to annul the ruling that sentenced him to prison and took away his citizenship rights.

The three-judge panel denied the request by Correa, 15 other officials from his government and businessmen linked to the case.

“The sentence was ratified in all its parts, requiring compliance with the penalties imposed in the appeal hearing, which are eight years in prison … and comprehensive reparations to the state for $14.7 million,” the Ecuadorean prosecutor’s office wrote via Twitter.

Correa, 57, denies the accusations of financing campaigns with bribes between 2012 and 2016 and has called the case an example of political persecution by Moreno, who was elected in 2017.

“In record time they draw a final sentence to disqualify me as a candidate,” Correa wrote on Twitter. “Remember: the only thing they condemn us to is to win.”

The former president also has a pending arrest warrant for the alleged kidnapping of a political opponent.

Ecuadoreans will go to the polls on Feb. 7, 2021, to elect a president and vice president and 137 assembly members.

(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Dear Gavin Newsom, Explain This $hit!!!

Dear Gavin Newsom, Explain This $hit!!!

Tyler Durden

Mon, 09/07/2020 – 20:30

We are sure, somewhere deep down in the bureaucracy of banality that is California’s representative government, there is good reason for each of these ‘policies’… but seriously, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Golden State’s massive liberal majority is just making it up as they go along to punish the most undeserving people the most vociferously.

Presented with little comment, res ipsa loquitor…



Source: Zero Hedge, Dear Gavin Newsom, Explain This $hit!!!

‘The military is not stupid’: Col. Wilkerson on Trump claim that he brought troops home

“None of this washes. The military is not stupid. When the military is in Syria, in Mali, in Somalia, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, the military knows. Hey, we’re here, Mr. President!” says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on Trump’s false claim that he ended “endless

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Source: MSDNC, ‘The military is not stupid’: Col. Wilkerson on Trump claim that he brought troops home

Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft grounded, face FAA review; reports – Business Insider – Business Insider

  1. Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft grounded, face FAA review; reports – Business Insider  Business Insider
  2. U.S. FAA reviews Boeing Dreamliner lapses over production problems: WSJ  ARIRANG NEWS
  3. FAA reviews Boeing Dreamliner quality-control lapses after production problems, WSJ reports  CNBC
  4. FAA launches probe into 787 production issues | News | Flight Global  Flightglobal
  5. US aviation authority investigating Boeing 787 manufacturing flaws  Yahoo News
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Bobcat fire, north of Azusa, has burned nearly 5,000 acres — residents told to prepare for evacuations – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  1. Bobcat fire, north of Azusa, has burned nearly 5,000 acres — residents told to prepare for evacuations  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  2. U.S. Forest Service To Temporarily Close SoCal National Forests Over Fire Danger  CBS Los Angeles
  3. Bobcat Fire: Fast-moving brush fire near Cogswell Dam in Angeles National Forest explodes to 4,871 acres CA closes national forests amid dangerous heat, fire conditions  KABC-TV
  4. Some national forests in California ordered closed due to fire danger  KCRA Sacramento
  5. 12 Protesters Arrested After Clashing With Deputies During Dijon Kizzee Protest  CBS Los Angeles
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Source: Google News, Bobcat fire, north of Azusa, has burned nearly 5,000 acres — residents told to prepare for evacuations – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

EU demands release of Belarus political prisoners and warns of sanctions – BBC News

  1. EU demands release of Belarus political prisoners and warns of sanctions  BBC News
  2. Belarus protesters continue pressure on Lukashenko with new march  Al Jazeera English
  3. Belarus protests: Maria Kolesnikova ‘detained by masked men’  BBC News
  4. We are the future of Belarus — and that future doesn’t include Alexander Lukashenko  The Washington Post
  5. Russia’s motives for propping up Lukashenko have less to do with politics than you think  The Independent
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Source: Google News, EU demands release of Belarus political prisoners and warns of sanctions – BBC News

Japan’s July household spending falls 7.6% year-on-year

September 8, 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese household spending fell 7.6% in July from a year earlier, government data showed on Tuesday, compared with a median market forecast for a 3.7% decline.

To view the data on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications:

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kakei/index.htm

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Scott Walker: Wisconsin's agricultural, manufacturing jobs would be 'devastated' under Biden leadership

President Trump has “delivered” for the people of Wisconsin during his first term in office, former Republican Gov. Scott Walker told “Your World” on Monday, predicting a strong turnout for the president in the crucial battleground state

Source: Fox News, Scott Walker: Wisconsin’s agricultural, manufacturing jobs would be ‘devastated’ under Biden leadership

Dollar hangs on as traders turn to ECB; Brexit wobbles hit sterling

September 8, 2020

By Tom Westbrook

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar held on to small overnight gains on Tuesday as investors weighed whether an accommodative turn from the European Central Bank later this week could hit the euro, while the pound nursed losses due to Brexit uncertainty.

In thin holiday trade the greenback had edged 0.2% higher against a basket of currencies <=USD> and rose by roughly the same margin against the euro <EUR=EBS> to $1.1816.

Moves early in the Asian day were modest, but had the dollar back under gentle pressure as risk appetite appeared to return to equity markets.

The Australian dollar <AUD=D3> rose 0.1% to $0.7280 and the New Zealand dollar <NZD=D3> also lifted very slightly from overnight lows hit following a Sunday statement from the central bank which again raised the prospect of negative rates.

The main focus this week is on the European Central Bank’s policy decision on Thursday.

Most analysts don’t expect a change in the bank’s policy stance but are looking to the message on its inflation forecasts and whether it seems concerned by the euro’s strength.

The meeting comes after the euro marked a two-year high just above $1.20 at the beginning of the month, until comments about its level from ECB chief economist Philip Lane knocked it lower.

“The ECB could raise more concerns over a further appreciation in the euro and make some downward revisions to its inflation projections,” said Commonwealth Bank of Australia currency analyst Kim Mundy, which would flag easier policy.

“In our view, the dollar can lift further over the remainder of the week because of the possibility the ECB takes a sharper dovish turn.”

Elsewhere, the dollar traded firmly against the Japanese yen amid talk of a snap election – something that Yoshihide Suga, frontrunner to succeed Shinzo Abe in next week’s leadership ballot – signalled in a newspaper interview.

The yen <JPY=EBS> last changed hands at 106.30 per dollar.

The British pound <GBP=>, meanwhile, was the overnight laggard – shedding 0.8% on the dollar – amid a fresh crisis in EU-UK trade negotiations.

A Financial Times report suggesting Britain might legislate to override its Brexit withdrawal agreement prompted the EU to warn there would be no deal if that happened, raising the prospect – again – of a hard Brexit.

New talks are due to begin in London later on Tuesday.

The pound dipped marginally to $1.3162 in Asia and sat a fraction above a two-week low against the euro at 89.77 pence <EURGBP=>.

“The key question for markets is whether the remarks are still mostly brinkmanship as negotiations near the finish line,” said NAB economics director Tapas Strickland. “The mild market reaction suggests markets think so and still sniff a deal.”

Much of the data releases due in the Asian trading day are domestically focused, with Australian payrolls and business confidence figures due at 0130 GMT.

Final European GDP figures are due later in the day.

Japan’s economy shrank an annualised 28.1% in April-June, worse than the initial estimate of a 27.8% contraction, revised data from the Cabinet Office showed on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Tom Westbrook; editing by Richard Pullin)

Joe Biden tells A.F.L.-C.I.O. members he'll be 'the strongest labor president you have ever had'

Joe Biden tells A.F.L.-C.I.O. members he'll be 'the strongest labor president you have ever had'Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spent part of his Labor Day at the A.F.L.-C.I.O headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he promised that if elected, he will be “the strongest labor president you have ever had.”Biden vowed to increase the wages of essential workers, hold business executives liable if they interfere with unionization efforts, and pass the PRO Act to give workers more bargaining and organizational rights, The New York Times reports. “Wall Street did not build this country,” Biden said. “You did — the great American middle class. And the middle class was built by unions — unions — and the American people now finally get it after a long time of being convinced that unions were a problem, not the answer.” A Gallup poll released at the end of August found that 64 percent of Americans approve of labor unions, up 16 points from a 2009 low point.More stories from theweek.com Former FDA commissioner predicts the pandemic will soon slow — but there will be ‘a lot of death and disease along the way’ 5 scathingly funny cartoons about Nancy Pelosi’s salon visit What would make me vote Republican again



Source: Yahoo News, Joe Biden tells A.F.L.-C.I.O. members he’ll be ‘the strongest labor president you have ever had’

Japan’s second-quarter GDP revised down to annualised 28.1% contraction

September 8, 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s economy shrank an annualised 28.1% in April-June, worse than the initial estimate of a 27.8% contraction, revised data from the Cabinet Office showed on Tuesday.

The revised figure for gross domestic product (GDP) compared with economists’ median forecast for a 28.6% contraction in a Reuters poll.

For background, please see this POLL:

For the full tables on the Cabinet Office’s website:

https://www.esri.cao.go.jp/en/sna/sokuhou/sokuhou_top.html

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

EU, UK sound alarm over Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova’s ‘abduction,’ threaten sanctions

European nations have expressed concerns over the fate of Maria Kolesnikova – one of Belarus’ leading opposition figures, apparently kidnapped in Minsk – threatening sanctions and demanding the release of detained protesters.

The EU, as well as Germany and the UK, have accused Minsk of quelling protests that have gripped Belarus for almost a month with “repressions” on the heels of reports of Kolesnikova’s disappearance in Minsk on Monday.

The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell did not mince words as he accused Belarusian authorities of “unabating arbitrary and unexplained arrests and detentions on political grounds” in a statement on Monday. Borell referred to Kolesnikova and some other members of the Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition among those that “have been targeted” in the post-election crackdown.

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EU won’t blacklist Lukashenko: Germany, France, & Italy slap down Poland & Baltic states’ hardline proposals on Belarus – Die Welt

Brussels said it “expects” the Alexander Lukashenko government to ensure the “immediate release” of all those detained, while threatening to slap his administration with sanctions.

“The EU will impose sanctions on individuals responsible for violence, repression and falsification of election results.”

Berlin and London also said they are particularly concerned over Kolesnikova’s fate. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that Minsk “must make her safe return their highest priority” while Germany’s top diplomat, Heiko Maas, demanded her whereabouts be revealed.

“If Mr. Lukashenko does not change his course, we will react,” Maas warned.

Kolesnikova is believed to have been abducted in Minsk and driven away in a minibus with the sign ‘Communication’ on its side, Belarusian media reported, citing eyewitnesses. Her whereabouts are unknown. Local law enforcement have denied any knowledge of the incident, and have confirmed to be looking into Kolesnikova’s disappearance after her family filed a missing persons report.

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Member of the coordinating Council of the Belarusian opposition, ex-Director of the Kupala theater, ex-diplomat Pavel Latushko and coordinator of Viktor Babariko's staff Maria Kolesnikova at a press conference of the coordinating Council of the opposition in Minsk.
Belarusian opposition figurehead Maria Kolesnikova ‘abducted’ on Minsk street in broad daylight, but police deny any knowledge

Along with the runner-up in the disputed Belarusian presidential elections, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, and opposition activist Veronika Tsepkalo, Kolesnikova led the charge to oust the Belarusian president, with the Council having been set up to facilitate a transition of power. At the moment of her alleged abduction, she was only one of the troika of women who remained in the country.

Lukashenko has previously accused foreign countries of meddling in Belarus, suggesting a Western-backed plot to instigate a color revolution through mass protests, while denouncing the Council’s work as “an attempt to seize power.”

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Source: RT, EU, UK sound alarm over Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova’s ‘abduction,’ threaten sanctions

Japan's worst postwar economic downturn could force new leader to boost stimulus – Reuters

  1. Japan’s worst postwar economic downturn could force new leader to boost stimulus  Reuters
  2. Asia-Pacific stocks rise; Japan’s second-quarter GDP revised lower  CNBC
  3. Japan’s economy shrank at record level during April-June quarter: report  Fox Business
  4. Japan’s economy shrinks more than expected in second quarter, heightens woes for new leader  Reuters
  5. Japan’s Q2 GDP revised down to annualized 28.1% contraction  Nikkei Asian Review
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Source: Google News, Japan’s worst postwar economic downturn could force new leader to boost stimulus – Reuters