Sarah Everard killing and London police handling of demonstrations against violence targeting women sparks growing backlash
London - Protests against gender-based violence continued Monday in London, as hundreds marched from outside Parliament around the city shouting "Sisters united will never be defeated" and "Justice for Sarah." "We don't just want overpolicing and more police officers who abuse their powers towards women, we want actual action," said Jennifer, 25. "We want money spent on women's services, we want there to be a cultural change that protects women and fights against misogyny and violence." The man accused of killing Everard is a police officer who had been reported for indecent exposure just days before Everard's death. That didn't stop hundreds of people, mainly women, from showing up at a park near where Everard was last seen in south London.cbsnews.com
Readout of Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall from the Funeral of FBI Special Ag
Acting United States Attorney General Monty Wilkinson, FBI Director Christopher Wray and President Joe Biden’s Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall led a United States Government delegation to Fort Lauderdale, Florida today that attended the funeral service for fallen FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger. Special Agent Schwartzenberger was killed in the line of duty along with FBI Special Agent Daniel Alfin on Tuesday, while executing a search warrant investigating violent crimes against children in Sunrise, Florida. Four other FBI Special Agents were wounded during the incident. "During her 15 years as an FBI Special Agent, Laura Schwartzenberger was selfless, tireless, brave and committed to protecting some of society's most vulnerable: its children," said Acting Attorney General Wilkinson. “FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger was an American hero who dedicated her life to keeping our country, our citizens and especially our children safe,” said Dr Sherwood-Randall Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.justice.gov
Florida: Slain FBI agent remembered for protecting children
Agents Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, and Daniel Alfin, 36, were gunned down Tuesday while serving a search warrant at the Broward County home of a child pornography suspect. The service for Schwartzenberger was held at the Miami Dolphins' football stadium. It's a job with high stress, high emotional toll and high burnout,” Wray said of the agent, who was originally from Pueblo, Colorado. She'd talk to anybody and everybody about protecting children from predators online.”Federal government officials who attended the service with Wray were Acting U.S. Attorney General Monty Wilkinson and President Joe Biden's Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. “During her 15 years as an FBI Special Agent, Laura Schwartzenberger was selfless, tireless, brave and committed to protecting some of society’s most vulnerable: its children,” Wilkinson said in statement.
As the virus resurges, mental health woes batter France
Lockdowns that France has used to fight the coronavirus have come at considerable cost to mental health. Behind her, the psychiatric emergency ward's heavy double doors — openable only with a staff member's key — thud shut. She is unnerved that she is starting to obsess about knives, fearful that her mental health might be collapsing. But the costs to mental health have been considerable. The pandemic has also had other mental health repercussions that are less evident but no less devastating.
Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim
Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta, the 27th named storm of a very busy Atlantic hurricane season, was a hurricane when it began raking across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula early Tuesday. It emerged in the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm but was expected to regain hurricane strength before landfall south of New Orleans on Wednesday evening. Officials in two Mexican states hit by Zeta reported power outages and damage caused by downed trees, but no deaths. The extraordinarily busy hurricane season has focused attention on the role of climate change, which scientists say is causing wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.
Sunshine, lower humidity to end the weekend, but rain will be back soon
ROANOKE, Va. The remnants of Laura have merged with a cold front, which passed through the area overnight. High pressure will set up to our northwest today, providing partly to mostly sunny skies throughout the day. Future Tracker Sunday 5 p.m. (WSLS)The biggest thing youll notice about the weather today is the reduced humidity! (WSLS)Unfortunately, more moisture will filter in Monday and Tuesday, so itll be a short-lived break from the typical summer humidity. The same batch of high pressure that will give us nice weather today will be a factor in our expected cloudy, damp and cool conditions Monday.
Laura victims may go weeks without power; US deaths reach 15
LAKE CHARLES, La. Simply driving in Lake Charles, a city of 80,000 residents that sustained some of the worst damage, was a feat. “If you come back to Lake Charles to stay, make sure you understand the above reality and are prepared to live in it for many days, probably weeks,” Hunter wrote on Facebook. In the storm’s wake, more than 600,000 homes and businesses were without power in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks utility reports. Ira Lyles returned to find that his downtown Lake Charles salon called The Parlor House survived with little damage, but his home was destroyed.
Saturday gets off to a wet and windy start before more pleasant conditions take over
The storm has become a post-tropical system this morning and will send rounds of rain our way through the middle of the day. Well be in the wake of that front Sunday and high pressure should provide more pleasant conditions. What We're Tracking - Sunday (WSLS)Another front and storm system will push in for Monday. The models are indicating the start of the work week could be even wetter than today! Also that same high pressure that will make for a nice Sunday will cause the wedge to be locked in.
Heat, humidity and storms on tap Friday; Laura’s leftovers arrive Saturday
Until then, we’ll keep the heat and humidity around. The added humidity will make it feel hotter than that prior to any storms. Estimated heat index early Friday afternoonA few storms will fire up after about 2 p.m. near Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Bland Counties. The worst of our weather, therefore, is expected to move from west to east between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Just make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather information as storms have the chance to turn strong or severe early on.
14-year-old girl is first reported Hurricane Laura death
– Laura is now a Category 1 hurricane but still blowing hard enough to be deadly. The first reported death was of a Louisiana girl whose house was hit by a tree. John Bel Edwards said the 14-year-old girl died in Leesville, more than 100 miles inland from the coast. The governors of Louisiana and Texas say search and rescue teams are still looking, but they’ve found no reports so far of widespread fatalities. Both governors say the storm surge appears to have been not as bad as they feared.
Laura losing tropical characteristics, gives us rain & storms Saturday
Laura is moving NNE at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. 8:00 p.m. Thursday UpdateTropical Storm Laura continues to produce flooding rainfall over portions of Arkansas. Laura is moving NNE at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. 5:00 p.m. Thursday UpdateLaura has weakened to tropical storm strength with sustained winds of 50 mph, gusting upwards of 65 mph. 11:00 p.m. Wednesday Update“Extremely dangerous” Hurricane Laura is closing in on the northwest Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Short heat wave continues prior to local impacts from Laura
ROANOKE, Va. – Hurricane Laura is in the process of rapid intensification, as it moves through very warm Gulf waters. Tropical tracker for the next few days - LauraFor us, this will mean rain and storms Saturday. Isolated higher totals cannot be ruled out, especially if we get a southeast wind around Laura to move up our mountains. Laura weakens but brings rain and storms to us SaturdayThe main thing we’ll watch out for is localized flooding. It will be breezy at times, but we’ll notice humidity levels tumble behind the storm.
As 2 storms menace Gulf Coast, residents brace for deluge
Forecasters raised the ominous possibility that warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico could super-charge Laura into a powerful hurricane. Laura's center was remaining just off Cuba's shore, and was not expected to weaken over land before entering the gulf. That's a recipe for damaging, hurricane-force winds of more than 110 mph (177 kph) as Laura approaches the U.S. coast, forecasters said. Rain bands from both storms could bring a combined total of 2 feet (0.6 meters) of rain to parts of Louisiana and several feet of potentially deadly storm surge, forecasters said. Basically that would be 10-feet plus along the southwest Louisiana coast line in a reasonable worst-case scenario, Schott said.
Family Shocked After Learning Baby They Planned to Adopt Was Made Up by Birth Mom
Laura and Matt Trayte were looking to adopt a child and add a sibling for their son. Jones' said "Birth Mom Strong" and Laura's read "Adoptive Mom Strong. But then they started receiving text messages from Jones saying that the baby was coming and she was pushing. She's not even pregnant," Laura recalled. They should also acquire proof of pregnancy from the birth mother's doctor, do a background check on the birth mom and explore social media groups that discuss adoption scams.