Bolivia’s solution to surging Covid-19 deaths: a mobile crematorium

Bolivia Bolivia considers a pragmatic, if not macabre, option as it struggles to keep pace with Covid-19 deaths A prototype of a mobile crematorium in La Paz with a banner reading ‘Mobile crematorium, Made in Bolivia’, built by a local engineer to alleviate the backlog of bodies at local crematoriums. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters As surging Covid-19 cases across Latin America leave cemeteries and funeral homes struggling to keep pace, engineers in Bolivia have come up with … Read more

Decolonising dermatology: why black and brown skin need better treatment

The long read Decolonising dermatology: why black and brown skin need better treatment Illustration by Diana Ejaita During my medical training, it was almost always assumed that my patients would be white. That prejudice is harmful in its own right – and when it comes to dangerous skin conditions, it can be deadly. By Neil Singh Main image: Illustration by Diana Ejaita As I sat making small talk with my patient, I was trying not to … Read more

Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate’s Biden probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before last week’s intelligence assessment on foreign election interference, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was facing criticism from Democrats that his investigation of presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine was politically motivated and advancing Russian interests. But the stark warning that Russia is working to denigrate the Democratic presidential candidate adds to questions about the probe by Johnson’s Senate committee and whether it is mimicking, even indirectly, Russian efforts and amplifying its propaganda. … Read more

Lives Lost: Woman who performanced Shakespeare on the street

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country’s top drama schools around the same time as Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver. But unlike those stars, Margaret Holloway never made it to Broadway or Hollywood. Instead, the 68-year-old’s stage was the New Haven streets where she lived and became known as “The Shakespeare … Read more

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Constitution bars Trump from spending without OK of Congress — courts should stop it

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of Appropriations made by Law.”— U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9 Congress and the White House have been at loggerheads for weeks on the next phase of federal aid to those suffering financially and who lost jobs because of governor-mandated lockdown orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At last count, more than 30 million Americans who had full-time jobs a year ago are today … Read more

Hatch Act does not prohibit Trump from delivering RNC acceptance speech on White House grounds, agency says

House Oversite Committee Ranking member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., announced Wednesday night that President Trump is legally able to deliver his Republican National Convention speech from the White House lawn. Comer told Fox News Wednesday in a statement that the Hatch Act does not prevent Trump’s use of the venue. He said that will likely not stop Democrats who “continue to deflect, deter and undermine every lawful action” by the president. “Truth be told, Democrats should be comforted knowing that the … Read more

Harris makes her real-life campaign debut side-by-side with Biden

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make it official as they make debut as running mates – and she pays emotional tribute to his dead son Beau saying ‘we are cut from the same cloth’ then tears into Donald Trump for ‘running the economy into the ground’ Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together in person for the first time Wednesday after the Tuesday announcement he would be her running mate  The Democratic duo appeared at a … Read more

Harris makes her real-life campaign debut side-by-side with Biden

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make it official as they make debut as running mates – and she pays emotional tribute to his dead son Beau saying ‘we are cut from the same cloth’ then tears into Donald Trump for ‘running the economy into the ground’ Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together in person for the first time Wednesday after the Tuesday announcement he would be her running mate  The Democratic duo appeared at a … Read more

Salt Lake police suspend K9 program after video shows dog biting Black man with his hands up

The Salt Lake City Police Department suspended its K9 program on Wednesday, one day after the release of an officer’s body-camera footage that showed his dog appearing to repeatedly bite a Black man kneeling on the ground with his hands up. In a statement, the department said it was enlisting outside experts to conduct a thorough review of the program’s policies and procedures while various investigations examine the April 24 incident that left Jeffrey Ryans, 36, … Read more

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand confirms 13 new community cases; Russia vaccine due in fortnight

‘We do believe there will be further cases,’ says New Zealand’s Ashley Bloomfield; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000. Follow the latest updates ‘They’ve jumped the gun’: scientists worry about Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine Covid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeks, as fresh case emerges French and Dutch on alert over rise in cases UK economy plunges into deepest recession since records began See all our coronavirus … Read more

Bob Woodward obtains letters between Trump and Kim Jong-un for new book Rage

Donald Trump Publisher announces details of successor to bestseller Fear North Korean leader describes bond out of a ‘fantasy film’ Interview: ‘Too many people are emotionally unhinged’ Bob Woodward seen at Trump Tower in New York in January 2017. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters Bob Woodward’s second book on the Trump White House has a title, Rage, and promises to reveal the secrets of “25 personal letters exchanged between [Donald] Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that … Read more

Bob Woodward obtains letters between Trump and Kim Jong-un for new book Rage

Donald Trump Publisher announces details of successor to bestseller Fear North Korean leader describes bond out of a ‘fantasy film’ Interview: ‘Too many people are emotionally unhinged’ Bob Woodward seen at Trump Tower in New York in January 2017. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters Bob Woodward’s second book on the Trump White House has a title, Rage, and promises to reveal the secrets of “25 personal letters exchanged between [Donald] Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that … Read more

Harris makes her real-life campaign debut side-by-side with Biden

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make it official as they make debut as running mates – and she pays emotional tribute to his dead son Beau saying ‘we are cut from the same cloth’ then tears into Donald Trump for ‘running the economy into the ground’ Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together in person for the first time Wednesday after the Tuesday announcement he would be her running mate  The Democratic duo appeared at a … Read more

Harris makes her real-life campaign debut side-by-side with Biden

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make it official as they make debut as running mates – and she pays emotional tribute to his dead son Beau saying ‘we are cut from the same cloth’ then tears into Donald Trump for ‘running the economy into the ground’ Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together in person for the first time Wednesday after the Tuesday announcement he would be her running mate  The Democratic duo appeared at a … Read more

Harris makes her real-life campaign debut side-by-side with Biden

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make it official as they make debut as running mates – and she pays emotional tribute to his dead son Beau saying ‘we are cut from the same cloth’ then tears into Donald Trump for ‘running the economy into the ground’ Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together in person for the first time Wednesday after the Tuesday announcement he would be her running mate  The Democratic duo appeared at a … Read more

Stephen Lawrence’s father Neville says he ‘can’t accept’ case closure

‘I’m not going to accept this is over’: As the Stephen Lawrence case is closed, his father Neville gives a moving interview in which he reveals how he later found solace with a secret girlfriend… and why he believes the police are still racist Metropolitan Police have closed the case on Stephen Lawrence’s murder Just two of the five or six murderers involved are currently serving life sentences Father Neville Lawrence says there is ‘no end of … Read more

CNN Exclusive: Details, title and cover revealed for Bob Woodward’s upcoming book on Trump

Following up on his 2018 best-selling book “Fear,” legendary investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on President Donald Trump — titled “Rage” — will have stunning details about the President’s behavior and decision making, according to sources familiar with the book. Woodward, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is known for his behind-the-scenes reporting and unprecedented access, but his second book on Trump promises to bring readers inside the Oval Office like never before. According to multiple … Read more

Fact Check: You may think you’ve read this article on Trump’s false claims before, but we promise it’s new

At Wednesday’s edition, Trump repeated at least 12 false claims he’s made before. They were about his usual array of topics: the coronavirus pandemic, mail-in voting, China, and former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump devoted a substantial portion of his remarks to the pandemic, but you wouldn’t confuse this event for an informational public-interest briefing. He used most of the time to boast about himself, defend his pandemic response with an array of false and misleading … Read more

Kamala Harris’ ‘second gent’ Douglas Emhoff makes his public debut

Kamala Harris’ ‘second gent’ makes his public debut: Douglas Emhoff kisses his wife as she speaks of her love for her stepchildren and says her favorite title is ‘Momala’ When Harris took the podium she talked at length about the importance of family ‘Family is everything to me too and I cannot wait for America to get to know my husband Doug and our amazing kids Cole and Ella,’ Harris told her audience  ‘I’ve had a … Read more

Fact Check: You may think you’ve read this article on Trump’s false claims before, but we promise it’s new

At Wednesday’s edition, Trump repeated at least 12 false claims he’s made before. They were about his usual array of topics: the coronavirus pandemic, mail-in voting, China, and former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump devoted a substantial portion of his remarks to the pandemic, but you wouldn’t confuse this event for an informational public-interest briefing. He used most of the time to boast about himself, defend his pandemic response with an array of false and misleading … Read more

Bob Woodward obtains Trump-Kim Jong-un letters for new book Rage

Bob Woodward’s second book on the Trump White House has a title, Rage, and promises to reveal the secrets of “25 personal letters exchanged between [Donald] Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that have not been public before”. In the letters, according to details from Simon & Schuster published on the book’s Amazon page on Wednesday night, “Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a ‘fantasy film’, as the two leaders … Read more

The Latest: Virus cases slow in China, but up in Hong Kong

BEIJING — New locally transmitted cases of the coronavirus reported in China have fallen into the single digits, but Hong Kong is seeing another rise in hospitalizations and deaths. China’s National Health Commission said Thursday that eight new cases were registered in the last 24 hours in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose main city of Urumqi has enacted lockdown measures and travel restrictions to control China’s latest outbreak. An additional 11 cases were brought by … Read more

Salt Lake City PD suspends officer after K9 bites man who says he was complying with orders

The Salt Lake City Police Department has suspended an officer who ordered a K9 to bite a man’s leg while he was kneeling with his hands up, leading to serious injuries and several surgeries. Early on April 20, Jeffery Ryans, a 36-year-old Black man, was arguing with his wife as he was getting ready for work, which prompted someone to call the police, the Salt Lake Tribune reported first. Ryans’ attorney, Gabriel White, said that Ryans and his wife had a previous … Read more

Harris and Biden make first appearance as running mates and excoriate ‘failure’ Trump

US elections 2020 Democratic pair say president has left America ‘in tatters’ Biden introduces Harris as ‘the next vice-president of the US’ Kamala Harris joins Joe Biden on stage in Wilmington. Harris said of Trump: ‘This is what happens when we elect a guy who just isn’t up for the job.’ Photograph: Carlos Barría/Reuters Joe Biden and Kamala Harris accused Donald Trump of leaving the US “in tatters” by failing to lead the country through the … Read more

Oldham could be next in line for full local lockdown

Oldham – where police were called to 100 lockdown-breaching parties last weekend – could be next in line for full local lockdown with gyms, pubs and restaurants closed, council warns Oldham could face a full lockdown ‘within days’ according to the council The council said 255 new cases were diagnosed in the week ending August 8 People were ‘fatigued and fed up’ with the rules that came into place on July 28 Residents were told not … Read more

‘Antifa’ website cited in conservative media attack on Biden is linked to — wait for it — Russia

WASHINGTON — At his press briefing Wednesday, President Trump, as he usually does, called for a question from Chanel Rion, the chief White House correspondent for the conservative One America News network, which has at times replaced Fox News as the president’s favorite news outlet. Rion’s question had nothing to do with COVID-19 or the economic recovery Trump had been boasting about, but instead brought up an obscure website, “antifa.com.”  “I wanted to highlight a kind … Read more

Oldham could be next in line for full local lockdown

Oldham – where police were called to 100 lockdown-breaching parties last weekend – could be next in line for full local lockdown with gyms, pubs and restaurants closed, council warns Oldham could face a full lockdown ‘within days’ according to the council The council said 255 new cases were diagnosed in the week ending August 8 People were ‘fatigued and fed up’ with the rules that came into place on July 28 Residents were told not … Read more

Trump slams Kamala Harris over her presidential primary performance

President Trump told reporters he caught “a moment” of his Democratic rivals’ first joint appearance, Wednesday. “Look, he made a choice. He picked her,” Mr. Trump said of newly anointed vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris. “I watched her. I watched her poll numbers go boom, boom, boom. Down to almost nothing,” he added, taking aim at the California lawmaker’s presidential primary bid. The president defended his administration’s handling of the pandemic — a response Senator … Read more