The co-creator of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge died on Sunday after his long battle with neurodegenerative disease. Pat Quinn’s family posted on social media that the 37-year-old from Yonkers, New York, passed away that morning. Quinn and Pete Frates launched the viral video campaign in which people around the world poured ice cold water on themselves and then nominated others to do the same to raise awareness and fund research into ALS.
In 2017, more than 38 billion tons of material were extracted from the earth for trade. This shows how much the demand for raw materials has increased over the past few decades, according to a new report from the United Nations. From 1970 to 2017, the amount of materials extracted from the earth tripled worldwide, according to the report. The volume of trade has grown faster than the volume of extracted resources since the 1950s, indicating how dependent the world economy is on material trade, the report said.
A suspect is arrested and charged in connection with a shooting at a Sonic drive-in late Saturday evening that police said killed two people and hospitalized two more. At about 9:23 p. m. Police in Bellevue, Nebraska, received a call about reports of a possible bomb in a moving truck in the parking lot of a Sonic drive-in, according to local authorities. In a statement released by the Bellevue Police Department, numerous officers reacted immediately to the location of the incident, which took place at 9 p.m.. Was updated at midnight. m. to a shoot-out in which the first officers just two minutes later at 21. Arrive at 26 o’clock. m. discover four victims with gunshot wounds.
The Trump administration’s chief scientific advisor to the Trump administration’s coronavirus vaccine development program on Sunday voiced concern over continued public skepticism about the safety of vaccinations, blaming politics in part for the unwillingness of some Americans to get a shot. « I am very, very concerned about the hesitation (to get a vaccine) how it exists and I think it is very unfortunate because it has been exacerbated by the political context in which we have worked very hard, » said Dr. . Operation Warp Speed’s chief science advisor, Moncef Slaoui, told ABCs « This Week ». « At the same time, the stalemate over President Donald Trump’s refusal to allow election to President-elect Joe Biden obscures continued vaccine development in politics.
Since Election Day, numerous false fraud allegations have been posted on social media and repeated elsewhere, most of which were easy to debunk, but a large segment of the population still seems to believe them. According to a recent poll, around three-quarters (77%) of Trump supporters say former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory was due to fraud, although there is no evidence to support it. « The short answer is that it has less to do with the content of the information and more to do with the person’s social identity, » Dannagal Young, political psychologist and associate professor at the University of Delaware, told ABC News.
Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Sunday that President-elect Joe Biden will soon announce his first cabinet election, a sign that he is making his transition despite President Donald Trump’s refusal to allow the race , moves forward quickly. « You will see the first appointment of the cabinet president-elect on Tuesday of this week, » Klain told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive « This Week » interview. « But if you want to know what Cabinet Agencies they are, or who those Cabinet Agencies will be, you have to wait for the President-Elect. He will say that himself on Tuesday, « added Klain.
More than 1 million Americans board planes to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Friday 1. 019. 836 passengers in the U. . S.. . , 1. According to daily figures from the Transportation Security Administration, 5 million fewer than the same day in 2019. Last week the CDC warned against celebrating the upcoming holiday with people outside the household, stating that the « safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with. «
A 64-year-old caretaker was arrested after the 92-year-old man, whom he served as caretaker for about 20 years, was found dead in a motel room with multiple injuries from a blunt violent trauma. The incident occurred on Nov.. . 18 against 8 p. m. When the Tracy Police Department in Tracy, California received a call from someone who was not breathing in a motel room off Interstate 205. When the authorities arrived, they discovered 92-year-old JC Williams Jr. . in the motel room he did not react and shortly afterwards pronounced him dead and considered Williams’ death suspicious.
Thousands of college students are about to head home for Thanksgiving break even as public health experts warn against vacation travel as the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States grows exponentially. After the break, they can also keep the majority of students off campus until next year. The State University of New York sites are among a small number of institutions that require tests as part of their Thanksgiving break schedule.
A cold rain will spread along a cold front, while today a low pressure system will find its way through the Midwest. Heavy rain could be an issue in Boston on Monday morning, with some showers in New York City and Philadelphia until late morning. Light snow is also possible in the Adirondacks and Western Catskills, as colder air is expected behind this front until Tuesday.
GOP Sen. . Kelly Loeffler, who was embroiled in a runoff election in Georgia that could determine control of the Senate, tested positive for COVID-19. Loeffler’s spokeswoman said she tested positive for the virus on Friday night, but a follow-up test on Saturday did not come back conclusively.
A federal judge has dismissed the Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking to overthrow the 2020 elections and issued a stabbing ruling by the president’s legal team for filing a disjointed lawsuit for which there is no There is any compelling legal argument or no factual evidence to support it. U. . S.. . District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote that he « did not disenfranchise nearly seven million voters, » as the Trump campaign had sought. « One might expect a plaintiff to be mightily armed with compelling legal arguments and factual evidence of rampant corruption in search of such a startling result, » wrote Brann.
Illinois reported over 100 COVID-19 deaths and over 6 for the fourth straight day. 000 will stay in hospital for a third day in a row on Saturday, making it the worst week of the pandemic since spring. The Illinois Department of Health reported 127 new deaths from the virus on Saturday, the deadliest week in the state in six months. Since Nov. . 15, more than 760 in Illinois have died of COVID-19, 11 total. 430 since the pandemic began, state data show.
Quawan Charles, the Black Louisiana teenager who died under « suspicious » circumstances earlier this month, was laid to rest on Saturday. The funeral took place on West Street. Mary Civic Center in Jeanerette, Louisiana and was open to the public. « They have slowly brought our families together to support one another, express our true feelings, and connect on a more intimate level, » said Eve Greenberg, Quawan’s sister, on Saturday.
A group of black voters in Detroit announced they were suing President Donald Trump and his campaign. The targeted effort to overthrow the elections is repeating one of the « worst abuses in our nation’s history » in an attempt to disenfranchise African American voters. Specifically, the lawsuit challenges the campaign’s efforts to dismiss the Michigan election results by blocking certification of results in Wayne County, home of Detroit, and attempting to intimidate and « coerce » state and local officials into voters to replace. « Repeating false claims of electoral fraud, well exposed, the defendants pressured Michigan state and local officials not to count votes from Wayne County, Michigan (where Detroit is the county seat), disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of voters. «
Rhode Island is about to open its COVID-19 field hospitals – and officials fear what the next few weeks will bring. « We are concerned that this will be December when our intensive care units will overflow and the field hospital will fill up quickly, » said Dr. . Laura Forman, chief medical officer at Kent Hospital in Warwick, told Providence ABC’s WLNE subsidiary Friday. Forman is also the chief medical officer of Cranston Field Hospital, one of two field hospitals on standby in the state.
Eight people were injured in a shooting in Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Friday, authorities said. Seven adults and one teen were rushed to hospital with injuries, Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said in a statement. The perpetrator is « at large, » Dennis McBride, Mayor of Wauwatosa, told ABC News.
More than 80 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota have been traced back to this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in neighboring South Dakota, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report. A two-month investigation into the outbreak by the Minnesota Department of Health found 86 cases related to the August rally, of which approximately 460 took place within 10 days. 000 people from the United States attended. Almost 60% (51) of the cases involved people who said they had participated in the rally or had ridden a motorcycle to western South Dakota in August. 7 to 16 and had symptoms or a sample was taken before Aug. . 30 (within 14 days of the end of the rally).
A SpaceX rocket launched a new American-European satellite that will monitor global sea levels and improve our understanding of climate change on Saturday. The Michael Freilich Sentinel-6 satellite, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, took off at 12:17 p.m.. m. ET from Space Launch Complex 4 East on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The launch was broadcast live on NASA’s website.
Quawan Charles, a black teenager who was found dead in a sugar cane field in Louisiana earlier this month, will be laid to rest on Saturday. « I loved him and he loved me, » said Roxanne Nelson to Janai Norman in an exclusive interview with « Good Morning America ». « Nelson called the local police in October. 30, the day Charles went missing at his father’s home in Baldwin, Louisiana.
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