During the summer’s protests against police brutality, Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud came under withering criticism. AdvertisementAs civil unrest ignited throughout the country after the killing of a Black man, George Floyd, by Minneapolis police, some protesters focused on wealthy areas like Santa Monica. Elsewhere in the city, officers arrested more than 400 protesters, most of them peaceful, and fired rubberized bullets into the crowds. She returned to lead the Santa Monica Police Department, which has about 220 sworn officers, from 2012 to 2017. Advertisement“I am certainly humbled at being asked to once again serve the Santa Monica community,” Seabrooks said.
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October 22, 2020 23:19 UTC
Washington (CNN) Russian state-sponsored hackers have targeted state and local governments and in at least two instances have successfully stolen data, US national security officials said Thursday, one day after the top US intelligence officials said Russia and Iran obtained voter registration information. There is concern that Russia similarly accessed data but it is not clear what its intention is, the source said. Russian state-sponsored attackers, meanwhile, have attempted to penetrate "dozens" of state and local government and aviation networks, the warnings said. The Treasury Department did not issue any new sanctions Thursday against Russia, which also had been cited by the intelligence community the day prior. CORRECTION: This story and headline have been corrected to specify that Russian hackers targeted data from state and local governments, but unlike Wednesday's FBI announcement the officials did not say it was election data.
October 22, 2020 23:15 UTC
Human beings have a better sense of smell than you might expect. Sure, we’re no bloodhounds, but a scientific study from 2014 estimated that the human nose could distinguish, in theory, up to a trillion different odors. The only problem is, it’s very hard to describe most scents. We can classify shapes and colors precisely, and have hundreds of sound words to differentiate booms and bangs from buzzes and beeps. We just don’t have a vocabulary for odors beyond vague descriptors like “wet dog” or “chemically.”Harold...
October 22, 2020 23:15 UTC
National press secretary Hogan Gidley tweeted about receiving an envelope in the mail that was addressed to someone else, by the name of “Daniel.”"Got ‘my’...uh wait...no…”Daniel’s” ballot in the mail?!? “This is just another attempt by Twitter to silence the Trump campaign, hours before the final presidential debate no less,” Andrew Clark, the Trump campaign’s Rapid Response Director, said. SEN WICKER REQUESTS FACEBOOK, TWITTER DISCLOSE POLITICAL INTERACTIONS BEFORE BIG TECH HEARINGThe Trump campaign told Fox that Gidley appealed the decision, but that appeal was rejected. Twitter has been cracking down on what it describes as false information about the alleged risks of mail-in voting. President Trump and his campaign have repeatedly flagged instances of alleged fraud, and Trump himself has tangled with the social media platform on the issue.
October 22, 2020 22:53 UTC
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a full final approval to Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir, making it the first Covid-19 treatment deemed safe and effective by the regulator, the company said Thursday. Remdesivir has been widely used to treat hospitalized Covid-19 patients since May, when it received a provisional clearance from regulators known as an emergency-use authorization. Emergency authorizations are used to quickly get experimental drugs to patients without other treatment options in the event of...
October 22, 2020 22:07 UTC
The current political system is designed to squelch truly independent voices, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen argued on "Your World" Thursday ahead of the second debate between President Trump and Joe Biden. JO JORGENSEN ON VOTING THIRD-PARTY AND WHY AMERICA SHOULD BE MORE LIKE SWITZERLANDIn the current system, Jorgensen explained, one side of the argument will win, while the other will lose. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNo third-party candidate has taken part in a presidential debate since Ross Perot in 1992. Jorgensen suggested that the political establishment got spooked when 2016 Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson polled as high as 13% nationally against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. "They thought, 'You know, that's dangerously close, so this year let's not even put [me] in the polls,'" Jorgensen said.
October 22, 2020 21:56 UTC
A partial human skull discovered decades ago by U.S. Forest Service workers atop Mount Hood, Ore., was matched using DNA analysis to a young woman who disappeared years earlier, authorities said Thursday. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to assist in the decades-old cold case of Wanda Ann Herr, a 19-year-old who vanished in the late 1970s. DNA analysis at the University of North Texas narrowed the description to a female in her late teens to early 20s. "This new info, combined with extensive genealogical research, soon revealed a likely name for the young woman: Wanda Ann Herr, born in 1957," the sheriff's office said. Anyone who knew Herr or has information about her disappearance is asked to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office at (503) 723-4949.
October 22, 2020 21:56 UTC
Joe Biden’s plan to form a commission to “reform” the court system meant that he was “open to” court packing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., argued on Thursday. “Court packing ought to be completely unacceptable,” the Kentucky Republican told Fox News’ Dana Perino on “The Daily Briefing.”“It was when Joe was chairman of the Judiciary Committee,” McConnell continued. "I will ask them to, over 180 days, come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it's getting out of whack." SENATE JUDICIARY REPUBLICANS ADVANCE BARRETT NOMINATION DESPITE DEMOCRATS' BOYCOTT, COMMITTEE RULES"It's not about court packing," he continued. Biden had repeatedly dodged the matter, but has previously said “I have not been a fan of court packing.”
October 22, 2020 21:45 UTC
Nine members of the same family in China died after eating spoiled noodles that had been kept in the freezer for nearly a year, authorities said. The family living in the northeast province of Heilongjiang ate the homemade corn noodles for breakfast on Oct. 5, according to the Independent, citing a state-run media report. The noodles, made from fermented corn flour, are a common dish in the region. But hours after chowing down, those who consumed the noodles fell ill, the report said. Gao Fei, director of food safety at the Heilongjiang Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said the toxic substance can often be fatal.
October 22, 2020 21:33 UTC
A New York grocery store owner is facing boycott threats because he offered a 20% discount to Trump supporters – even after he said he would honor the deal for Biden backers, too. “We’re supposed to live in a free country,” Colon told Fox News. But before he could, he said he was flooded by hateful and negative comments on the Trump post. TRUMP CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF NEW NATIONAL SPANISH-LANGUAGE AD 'POR TRUMP'“Way to alienate customers,” wrote one Facebook commenter under the name Cecelia Karen. But at least one commenter threatened "a massive rush" of pro-Biden health care workers who would "be a big problem for y'all."
October 22, 2020 21:22 UTC
The apparent voter information in this alleged marketplace has zero impact on peoples’ ability to cast ballots, or the integrity of the voting system as a whole. "There are a number of different online vendors that sell this type of data," Troia told Fox. There are no voter or political registration details, but there is plenty of other data in the listing. "The U.S. consumer database is claimed to include 245 million records,” Trustwave wrote, “which is nearly the entire population." "If lawmakers are serious about shutting this data economy down, they should fine companies that sell and resell this type of data," he argued.
October 22, 2020 21:22 UTC
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris will hold a campaign event in Cleveland on Saturday as the Biden campaign attempts to rally support in the key battleground state of Ohio. Further details about Harris’ trip to Cleveland, such as timing and location, have yet to be announced. FOX NEWS POLL: TRUMP GAINS IN OHIOPresident Trump’s campaign is also scheduled to make stops in Ohio this weekend. The results marked a reversal compared to September, when polls showed Biden with a 5-point edge over Trump. CLICK HERE TO READ THE OHIO POLL RESULTSOhio holds 18 electoral votes and is considered a key swing state in the 2020 presidential election.
October 22, 2020 21:21 UTC
Walmart Inc. sued the federal government in an attempt to strike a pre-emptive blow against what it said is an impending opioid-related civil lawsuit from the Justice Department. The retail giant said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration are seeking to scapegoat the company for the federal government’s own regulatory and enforcement shortcomings in combating the opioid crisis. Walmart said the government is seeking steep financial penalties against the retailer for allegedly...
October 22, 2020 21:11 UTC
Scott Walker, “Look for the union libel.”ADADThe winner of the Inker: TSA airport security: If we don’t pet it, you don’t jet it. TSA: Reach out and touch someone’s … (Seth Tucker)Al’s shoeshine stand: Pardon me, do you have any stray poop on? (Dave Prevar, Annapolis)AD---Week 1003 (2013) repurposed ad slogans without changing them:The winner of the Inkin’ Memorial: Find Your Own Road (Saab) for the D.C. snow removal office. And many of them were clever, imaginative ideas; the printout of my “shortlist” ran almost 10 pages (last week it ran 4). And so many inkworthy entries — and entrants — got robbed this week even though the 34 inking entries are by 30 different Losers.
October 22, 2020 21:11 UTC
While much more subdued than his destructive performance in the first presidential debate, Trump's remarks were still threaded with lies and occasional slashing personal attacks. "We are opening up our country," Trump said, adding that the US is "learning to live with it." "I'm going to shut down the virus, not the country," Biden responded. In his condemnation of Biden's more conservative approach to the virus, Trump stressed what he views as the dire consequences of too many coronavirus restrictions. "They left us a mess," Trump said, referring to Biden and former President Barack Obama.
October 22, 2020 21:01 UTC