Another Black man shot by police


    A Black man was shot in the back multiple times by police, sparking protests. Trump was formally nominated for a second term at the RNC. It’s Monday’s news.

    Protests rage after police shot a Black man in the back. Tropical Storms Marco and Laura surge toward the Gulf. And somewhere, President Trump prepares for a lively Republican convention week.

    The close-range shooting of a Black man by Wisconsin police Sunday was captured on video, sparking immediate social media backlash, fierce protests and a state Department of Justice investigation. Here’s what we know about the shooting: 

    Jacob Blake was shot by Wisconsin police responding to a domestic incident, according to the Kenosha Police Department. (Photo: NAACP)

    To kick off the Republican National Convention with a bang, President Donald Trump crossed the threshold of delegates needed to be formally nominated for a second term Monday, marking an official start to this year’s presidential race. Trump’s nomination was never in question, but the formal roll call is nevertheless a symbolic milestone, an expression of the party’s support of the president. Trump’s right-hand man, Vice President Mike Pence, was also formally nominated Monday. 

    Now that the GOP has nominated their pick, the convention will give Trump an opportunity to reset his campaign, promote his administration’s record and condemn his rival, Democratic contender Joe Biden. Prepare to see a lot of Trump: The president plans to appear every night of the four-day virtual convention leading up to his formal acceptance speech from the White House on Thursday night.

    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will continue to bear their party’s standard. (Photo: Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

    As heavy rain from Tropical Storm Marco began to soak portions of the Gulf Coast on Monday, forecasters feared Laura, which is close behind, could deliver a much more serious blow to the Gulf Coast. Marco is expected to make landfall Monday in Louisiana as a tropical storm, forecasters said. Despite weakening from a hurricane, Marco could still cause « life-threatening storm surges and dangerous winds. » Soon after, Tropical Storm Laura is expected to reach hurricane status before it roars toward the Gulf Coast on Wednesday and Thursday. What forecasters fear: Laura could make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. It would be the first Category 3 hurricane to strike Louisiana since Hurricane Rita in 2005. Stay safe, everyone! 

    Historic wildfires are raging across California, but the threat of lightning igniting more fires appears to have been thwarted by Mother Nature. Three massive blazes are scorching Northern California, and more than 650 wildfires, most sparked by lightning, have burned across the state in the past week. Firefighters battling the flames received a helping hand Monday from the weather as humidity rose and the lightning was kept at bay overnight. At least seven people have died and nearly a quarter of a million people were under evacuation orders or warnings by Monday morning because of the flames.

    A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex Fire spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Aug. 21. The blaze forced thousands to flee and destroyed hundreds of homes and other structures. (Photo: Noah Berger, AP)

    A Manhattan district attorney agreed to hold off on enforcing a grand jury subpoena for President Trump’s tax returns while an appeals court hears the case. Remember Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance? He’s investigating hush money payments made during the 2016 presidential race to women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump, but he suggested the Trump Organization is involved in the probe. The decision allows for further litigation to take shape in the appeals court, where the president’s attorneys asked judges to block a lower court’s ruling requiring the disclosure of his tax returns. 

    Now that many of us are WFH, you may have found yourself with a purr-fect new colleague: YOUR PETS! Send me their picture at [email protected]

    Short List reader Kathleen Collier (a self-proclaimed « cat lady ») says Stewie has never met a human or animal he didn’t like and loves going for walks in his stroller. 

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