Witness fears industry retaliation for testimony in fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin production
Special prosecutors in the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the Alec Baldwin film “Rust” are asking to shield the name of a witness from public disclosure as they pursue charges against a movie weapons specialist.
Senate Latest: Kelly win gives Arizona 2 Democratic senators
The former astronaut defeated Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to the seat after McCain’s death in 2018. Daines’ first election in 2014 broke a Democratic lock on the Senate seat that had lasted more than 100 years. The six-term congressman from northern New Mexico defeated Republican Mark Ronchetti, a former television meteorologist, and Libertarian Bob Walsh. Reed cruised to victory over Waters, an investment consultant who mounted earlier unsuccessful campaigns for state Senate and U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Warner defeated Republican challenger Daniel Gade in a low-key race in which the incumbent had a massive cash advantage.
The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October
(AP Photo/YK Chan)WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers. In the 24 hours since 10 a.m. Tuesday, the state reported 1,048 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 88,555. Oklahoma is in the red zone for virus cases, meaning 101 or more new cases per 100,000 population, with a rate of 201 new cases per 100,000. The number of reported coronavirus cases in the state increased by 980 on Wednesday and there were 13 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the health department said.
Voters will judge Omar's mix of progressivism and celebrity
Minneapolis voters line up to vote a day ahead of Minnesota's Tuesday primary election on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at the Minneapolis Election and Voters Services offices. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS Rep. Ilhan Omar is about to learn whether voters in her Minneapolis-area congressional district support the mix of confrontational, anti-Trump progressivism and celebrity that she brings to the job. Antone Melton-Meaux, a Black lawyer and mediator, raised millions of anti-Omar dollars to fill mailboxes and flood airwaves. Omar rejected Melton-Meauxs attacks, saying they were funded by interests that wanted to get her out of Congress because shes effective. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
A Texas high school’s band directors went to each of their graduating seniors’ homes to play their fight song one last time
When graduating seniors and band students at a Texas high school found out their senior concert was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were heartbroken. For three days straight beginning Friday, the trio traveled 168 miles from home to home to visit their 85 senior band students. For 15 minutes each, they played the school's fight song while their students watched in delight from their doorsteps. In between music, laughter and a lot of tears, Plano band seniors finally got the proper goodbye they deserved. "To have my band directors play for me was actually a surreal moment," David Park, a graduating senior and band member, told CNN.