Airlines from America to Australia are ramping up flights in June and July, with U.S. carriers targeting the great outdoors, boosting hopes for a pickup in tourist traffic even as global air travel remains slow. Gloria Tso reports.
Business Insider reports that in the wake of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines has some bad news for its pilots. Next week, the airliner intends to tell over 2,500 of its pilots it may have to put them on furlough. Delta's SVP of flight operations, John Laughter, reportedly said in a memo that Delta has too many pilots given the low level of demand for flights. The airline has a total of over 14,000 pilots.
U.S. airlines are allowing people to China for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started. According to Business Insider, Delta operates its first flight to China after shutting them down in February. The airline plans to have a twice-weekly service to China using Airbus A350 jets. Soon after Delta’s flight, United announced it would have its first flight to China on July 8, 2020.
[NFA]Three Colorado police officers were fired and a fourth resigned after they shared photographs they took of themselves re-enacting a chokehold officers used to subdue a Black man who later died, authorities said on Friday. Soraya Ali reports.
John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. He served two terms as the state's governor, first elected in 2010 and then re-elected in 2014. Business Insider reports that the former governor won a handily, 60% to 40%. Hickenlooper will now face vulnerable Republican Senator Cory Gardner.
Skyrocketing rents and an ever-rising cost of living across the US has the tiny house movement going strong. Sustainable energy use and waste systems are also key drivers, though the tiny home life isn't always as glamorous as it looks. According to Business Insider, a tiny house is defined as a single family home of less than 400 square feet. Home Advisor reports that among the top ten states for tiny house living, Colorado came in at number three.
Someone setting off fireworks in Utah is believed to have ignited a wildfire that engulfed at least 1,000 acres early Sunday, authorities said. The so-called Traverse fire has burned in the Traverse Mountains near the city of Lehi, roughly 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, since late Saturday night, local fire officials said. No structures were immediately lost in the blaze, authorities said. Evacuations in the surrounding area are underway. No injuries were reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Another night of outrage left stores looted and cars smoldering in many U.S. cities on Sunday as curfews failed to quell violence that replaced peaceful daytime demonstrations over the death of a black man seen on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. In Salt Lake City, a man aimed a bow and arrow at protesters and was attacked by the crowd. Fires burned in the streets of Los Angeles.
(CNN) A wildfire threatening homes in Utah was sparked by someone setting off fireworks, Utah Fire Info said early Sunday. The Traverse Fire was burning in the area of Traverse Mountain near the city of Lehi, fire officials said. About 30 homes were already evacuated and evacuation orders are expanding, Utah Fire Info said. Multiple power outages are reported in the area of the fire, the Utah Division of Emergency Management said on Twitter.
The National Women’s Soccer League began it’s short 2020 season in Herriman, Utah. During the national anthem, players from the North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns FC took a knee. According to CNN, the players were wearing Black Lives Matter shirts. In an online statement the teams said they were protesting “racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism.
The National WOmen’s Soccer League will begin its season after being delayed by the pandemic. According to CNN, the regular season will be shortened into a 30-day tournament called the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. The tournament set in Herriman, Utah without any fans begins June 27 and will end July 26. Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd both chose to not participate in the tournament. Orlando Pride has entirely opted out of the tournament because of players and staff members testing positive.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Saturday US states may have to reimpose strict lockdown restrictions. If cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 increase dramatically, such measures as closing businesses and social distancing may be required. Some states, like Utah, Arizona, and Texas, are seeing a rapid rise in hospitalizations and case rates amid reopening plans.
New York City is one of the most exciting and resilient cities on the world. However, the coronavirus, economic downturn, and race riots have reduced residents quality of life. New York's energy and spirit have been dimmed. And some speculate that under Bill de Blasio's "incompetent" leader it may never return. Michael Goodwin of the New York Post argues that Mayor de Blasio's leadership is so bad he will steer the city to irreversible ruin.
Former fixer and personal attorney to President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen has been photographed most likely breaking his terms of parole. According to Business Insider, Cohen and his wife were spotted dining with another couple at the New York City restaurant, Le Bilboquet. Cohen is serving a three-year sentence for tax evasion, bank fraud, campaign-finance violations, and lying to Congress.
Indian Americans have called for 'Boycott China', a protest demonstration against China at the iconic Times Square in New York. This protest comes in the aftermath of the deadly border clash in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and 76 injured. Despite the impact of coronavirus in New York, the demonstration saw dozens of Indian origin Americans standing in solidarity with members of the Tibetan community and Taiwanese Americans. Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti-China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States and scenes in New York looked no different as people were seen holding placards, raising the Indian and Tibetan national flags along with chanting pro-India and anti-china slogans. The protestors believe that even though the "boycott China" campaign has already been more successful than anticipated, there is still a lot to be done apart from simply stalling the use of Chinese products.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in a war of words with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and it looks like she's losing... badly. De Blasio called her “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget. AOC said said de Blasio was using “budget tricks” and “funny math” to make it look like he had defunded the city’s police department. The Mayor appeared in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning. “Well, she’s just wrong.