Failing at polls, election deniers focus on state GOP posts
In a basement event space in the Denver suburb of Parker, Tina Peters surveyed a crowd of Colorado Republicans last week and made an unusual pitch for why she should become chair of their beleaguered party: “There's no way a jury of 12 people is going to put me in prison.” Peters was referring to her upcoming trial on seven felony charges related to her role in allegedly accessing confidential voting machine data while she was clerk in western Colorado's Mesa County. The incident made her a hero to election conspiracy theorists but unpopular with all but her party's hardest-core voters.news.yahoo.com
Curry, Warriors rally past Grizzlies 101-98 for 3-1 lead
Stephen Curry converted eight free throws over the final 45.7 seconds on the way to 32 points, leading the Golden State Warriors’ fourth-quarter comeback for a 101-98 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies and a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
Commemorating "Bloody Sunday" 57 years later
Monday marks 57 years since "Bloody Sunday," when approximately 600 people were attacked by state and local police while marching peacefully in Alabama to demand an end to discrimination in voter registration laws. CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright joins CBS News' Lana Zak to discuss the significance of that day as well as its relation to voting rights legislation currently in congressional limbo.news.yahoo.com
New York City's R-32 subway cars reach the end of the line
The New York City subway system has been up and running for more than a century, but through the decades, the cars passengers ride in have always been evolving. As CBS' Errol Barnett reports, the most recent upgrade has finally taken some legendary cars off the tracks.news.yahoo.com
Saturday Sessions: David Byrne’s America Utopia perform "Burning Down the House
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne rose to prominence in the mid-1980s with his band, "Talking Heads." For his 2018 album, "American Utopia," Byrne launched a groundbreaking world tour that has now become a hit Broadway show. For “Saturday Sessions,” Byrne and the cast of "American Utopia," perform "Burning Down the House."news.yahoo.com
Judge dismisses suit in fatal Salt Lake City police shooting
A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Utah man who was shot at nearly 30 times and killed as he ran away from Salt Lake City police in 2020. U.S. District Judge David Barlow ruled that the civil rights of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, 22, were not violated when he was shot and killed by Officers Neil Iversen and Kevin Fortuna, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. Palacios-Carbajal's family filed the civil suit against the officers and police Chief Mike Brown in September 2020, alleging the officers engaged in “gratuitous violence” by repeatedly shooting at him after he was already on the ground and incapacitated.news.yahoo.com
Barbershop offers coronavirus shots, in addition to cuts and shaves. Some see it as a national model.
'Why not go where people already have trust?' Black business leaders, University of Maryland and Biden White House hope to recruit barbers to replicate Hyattsville effort nationwide.washingtonpost.com
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards
Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year. Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league. RB — u-Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 215, So., Wichita, Kansas. G — Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, 6-3, 311, Jr., Plymouth, Wisconsin. WR — Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, 6-3, 207, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida.
Silver to CNN: A later NBA season may disrupt Olympic plans
“The goal for us next season is to play a standard season ... an 82-game season and playoffs. A typical NBA season has a regular season that lasts for nearly six months, followed by about a two-month postseason. The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics are set to begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8 — if those games are held. “And, obviously, there are many NBA players who participate in the Olympics for other countries. The U.S. roster for the Tokyo Olympics will be 12 players; there were another 34 players competing for other countries at the Rio Olympics as well.
Mayfield throws 2 TD passes, Browns hold off Burrow, Bengals
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow, who threw three TD passes and showed incredible poise in just his second game. Burrow's third TD pass — a 9-yarder to Tyler Boyd with 43 seconds left — pulled the Bengals within five, but the Browns recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock. But the reigning Heisman Trophy winner matched Mayfield pass for pass and showed why the Bengals believe he can turn them around. Uzomah in the second quarter, but Cincinnati's defense couldn't slow down the Browns and Mayfield tossed a 6-yard TD pass to a wide-open Hunt gave Cleveland a 21-10 lead.
Kerr, Nurse among NBA coaches wondering about Olympic plans
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Golden State coach Steve Kerr was supposed to be in Tokyo for the Olympics this summer. Then again, Kerr isn't certain if he or anyone else from the NBA will be there at all. FIBA pushed back the dates for the four remaining qualifying tournaments to June 29 through July 4, 2021, meaning they would end 19 days before the rescheduled start of the delayed Tokyo Olympics. Toronto coach Nick Nurse is scheduled to coach Canada in that qualifying tournament and, he hopes, the Olympics. Nurse, Popovich and Kerr surely arent the only coaches wondering on this point.
Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Holds Teleconferences Related to Social Problems Impacting Public Safety
This week, the Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice held hearings on social problems impacting public safety, specifically homelessness, federal programming, and substance abuse. The Operation deployed a three-pronged approach: law enforcement, treatment and housing, and dignity of work designed to help individuals become self-sufficient. Mr. Fox asserted that law enforcement plays a role in the success of treatment courts across the nation. When law enforcement work side-by-side with other providers and agencies, it significantly affects the outcome. Mike Sena argued that to successfully address substance abuse in our communities, the public safety community needs real-time data.justice.gov
Reflecting on a career: Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown prepares to step down
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – It’s the end of an era in Bedford County as longtime Sheriff Mike Brown will step down Tuesday after more than two decades on the job. He then spent six terms as the top cop in Bedford County starting in 1996. “The spotlight was shown on Bedford County in a very positive way,” Brown said. There are three cases that put the county in the spotlight that Brown said he’ll never forget. Brown said he will still live in Forest, but he’s starting a new job beginning later in the week.
NASA's probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar wind
Researchers on Wednesday described the first published findings from the Parker Solar Probe, a spacecraft launched in 2018 to journey closer to the sun than any other human-made object. The findings, offering fresh details about how the sun spawns space weather, are reshaping astronomers understanding of violent solar wind that can hamper satellites and electronics on Earth. The probe eventually will travel within about 4 million miles (6 million km) from the suns surface, seven times closer than any previous spacecraft. The probe has endured extreme heat while flying through the outermost part of the suns atmosphere, called the solar corona, that gives rise to solar wind - the hot, energized, charged particles that stream outward from the Sun and fill the solar system. They carry a tremendous amount of energy.This will dramatically change our theories for how the corona and solar wind are being heated, Kasper added.feeds.reuters.com
Bedford County residents will vote for new sheriff Tuesday
BEDFORD, Va. - Tuesday Bedford County voters will vote for a new sheriff. Candidates voters will see on the ballot are:Mike Miller has been with Bedford Sheriff's Office for 34 years. If you have a concern, I want to hear about it, Miller, running as a Republican, said. Im going to be fair, Hayden, running as an independent, said. If elected, all men say, they will not only be a leader in the Sheriff's Office but also for all Bedford County citizens.
Lynchburg airport adds new flight to schedule, encourages passengers to fly local
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Frequent flyers at the Lynchburg Regional Airport couldn't help but notice the new signs at the airport. I'll be darned," said airport passenger," Mike Brown said. 10 News ran into Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and his wife Janet who flew back from Utah on Wednesday. There's no doubt Lynchburg Regional Airport has struggled to gain passengers' since losing some airlines in the last few years. "We were only capturing about 27% or so of our local passengers potential and people are flying to other airports.
Utah man charged with murder in Mackenzie Lueck's death
(CNN) - The man suspected of killing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been formally charged with aggravated murder, District Attorney Sim Gill announced Wednesday. The Salt Lake Legal Defender Association has in the past stressed that Ajayi is presumed innocent until proved guilty. Investigators found Lueck's body Friday in Logan Canyon, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City, police said. He is being held without bail, according to Salt Lake County online jail records. According to charging documents, Lueck and Ajayi were texting early June 17, and Lueck's last text to Ajayi came at 2:58 a.m.
Mackenzie Lueck's Body Found in Utah Canyon: Police
Mackenzie Lueck's body was found Wednesday in a canyon outside of Salt Lake City, police said Friday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown told reporters at a news conference that her remains were located in Logan Canyon, nearly 100 miles north of the city. Charred human female tissue that matched Lueck's DNA had previously been discovered in murder suspect Ayoola Ajayi's backyard last week, according to police. Officials said last week that Ajayi faces charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and desecration of a body in Lueck's death. RELATED STORIESAgency Owner Says Mackenzie Lueck Murder Suspect Made Her 'Uncomfortable in My Core'Mackenzie Lueck Mourned by Friends as Suspect Found to Have Been Accused of Rape in PastAlleged Mackenzie Lueck Killer Was Like Ted Bundy, Says Former House Cleaner
Body of murdered Utah woman found, police say
(CNN) - The body of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been found in a canyon north of Salt Lake City, police said Friday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said in a news conference that he was "relieved and grief-stricken" to report that Lueck's body was recovered Wednesday in Logan Canyon, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. Investigators were subsequently able to forensically confirm it was Lueck, Brown said. The 23-year-old was last seen in the early morning hours of June 17 when she was dropped off at a park in North Salt Lake City. A subsequent search of the burn area yielded "several charred items that were consistent with personal items of Mackenzie Lueck," Brown said.
Prosecutors in Mackenzie Lueck case granted extension to file charges
(CNN) - The man suspected of killing missing Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck will continue to be held in jail without bail for another week after prosecutors on Tuesday received an extension to file charges. Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday and booked into the Salt Lake County jail. He is expected to be charged with Lueck's murder and several other counts, including aggravated kidnapping, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said. The University of Utah student texted her parents at around 1 a.m. after landing at Salt Lake International Airport, police said. Ajayi told him the soundproofing was for listening to loud music.
Mackenzie Lueck murder suspect: Here's what we know
Police said the investigation showed Ajayi and Lueck's phones were both at the park within a minute of each other. Ajayi denied knowing what Lueck looked like, Brown said, but investigators found several pictures of her on his phone. A neighbor told CNN that Ajayi said he was using part of the home as an Airbnb. Reached for comment Thursday, a spokesman for Airbnb told CNN the company was "urgently investigating." His neighbor, Tom Camomile, told CNN prior to his arrest that Ajayi was a "smart guy" and a "computer geek."
Cell phone photos and a rideshare lead to Utah man's arrest in murder
Police search a home in Salt Lake City during the investigation into a missing Utah student. That was around the time Lueck's phone stopped receiving data or location services, police saidAyoola Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday and is expected to be charged with aggravated murder. He also faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a body, according to Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown. She stopped communicating about 3 a.m.Lueck texted her parents at 1 a.m. on June 17 when she landed at Salt Lake City International Airport, police said. The Lyft driver said she did not appear to be in distress, according to Salt Lake City police assistant chief Tim Doubt.
Man charged in death of Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck
A man was arrested Friday in the death of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck. "Excavation of the burned area was conducted, which resulted in the finding of several charred items, that were consistent with personal items of Mackenzie Lueck," Brown said. Lueck, 23, landed at the Salt Lake City airport on June 17. Ayoola Ajayi SALT LAKE COUNTY JAILThrough social media and phone records, authorities determined that Lueck communicated with Ajayi the day before her disappearance. "The death of Mackenzie Lueck is devastating news," University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins said in a statement.cbsnews.com