Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

The Vicksburg Post on the discovery of remains identified as a man who went missing in 2018: There is nothing we can say, or in this case, write, that would in any way ease the pain, the grief of the family of Timothy Howell Hearn. There is nothing we can do, or offer, that would add one more moment together, or go back in me and change what happened. But what we have done, and what we will continue to …

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

The Daily Citizen-News on Gov. Brian Kemp’s stance on local control: Imagine our surprise when we learned that Gov. Brian Kemp said on Monday that it is up to local school districts and superintendents to decide whether to require students to wear masks during in-person instruction because of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). “We’ve given the responsibility to the schools and to the local superintendent,” Kemp said during a press conference with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams at the launch of …

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

The Times Daily on responsibility falling on students as the school year begins amid the pandemic: Students across Alabama are resuming their studies, and according to the best estimates, somewhere between 60% and two-thirds of them will be returning to classrooms they haven’t seen since March, when Gov. Kay Ivey ordered an end to face-to-face instruction for what eventually became the remainder of last school year. Already there are hiccups. Several high school sports teams have had to suspend their …

‘Doctors Had The Power To Do What They Wanted With Little Oversight’: Chip Jones On New Book ‘The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story Of The First Heart Transplant In The Segregated South’

(CBS Local)– It’s been over 40 years since the controversial death of a Virginia man named Bruce Tucker. In 1968, the Black man sustained a head injury and went to Virginia’s top research hospital to be treated. Tucker slipped into a coma, his family was never contacted and his heart ended up in the body of a white businessman. Author Chip Jones writes about the circumstances around Tucker’s death and the inequality in medical treatment in his new Simon & …

‘If They Want To Do This, They Need To Do It Now’: Sports Law Professor Alica Jessop On College Football Players Union Push

(CBS Local/CBSLA)- The college football season, if there is one, will look wildly different this year. With the Big Ten and Pac-12 deciding not to play in the fall, 53 of the 130 schools in Division I have decided not to play football this fall due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term effects for players. But, the changes in the sport are likely to be wider ranging and more far reaching than just not having football this …

President Donald Trump Slams College Football Cancellations As ‘A Tragic Mistake’

(CBS Local/CBS Chicago)- The college football season remains up in the air as the Big Ten and Pac-12 are reportedly leaning towards cancelling, while the ACC and SEC appear ready to forge ahead and the Big 12 remains uncertain of what to do. Amidst this conversation about the season, players across the country have united around the #WeAreUnited and #WeWantToPlay campaigns pushing for a plan to safely conduct the season and allow them to organize a players association. President Donald …

Ohio State’s Justin Fields gives three-letter response to Big Ten postponing football season

The Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports with the possibility of moving the schedule to the spring put one of the country’s best quarterbacks on the sidelines. Ohio State’s Justin Fields will no longer be able to play because of the Big Ten’s decision to put the season on hold due to the coronavirus. The quarterback had a three-letter reaction to the news. PAC-12 JOINS BIG TEN IN POSTPONING FOOTBALL SEASON, OTHER FALL SPORTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS “Smh..” he …

Thunderstorm in Kansas casts ‘epic’ 75-mile-long shadow, blocks sunrise as storm reaches taller than Mount Everest

A stunning sunrise in Kansas earlier this month got blocked by an even more spectacular sight in the sky. The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Goodland said last Tuesday that an isolated thunderstorm in Norton County in the state’s northwest cast a 75-mile-long shadow. The storm’s shadow extended southwest all the way to the Goodland forecast office, briefly blocking the sunrise. THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH ASTHMA, COPD FLAREUPS LEAD TO MORE THAN 3,500 ER VISITS ANNUALLY: STUDY A meteorologist snapped a photo …

Rep. Eric Swalwell: Kamala Harris will be a great VP and help Biden undo harm Trump has caused

I know that Sen. Kamala Harris will be an exceptional vice president of the United States because I know where she comes from. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden made a wise choice in selecting Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate Tuesday to oppose President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Harris and I both started our careers in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, based in Oakland, Calif., as did Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif. DONNA …

Big Ten and Pac-12 postpone 2020 football, pushing the college sport closer to total fall shutdown

The Big Ten and Pacific-12 Conferences, boasting some of America’s most elite schools and storied college football programs, postponed 2020 gridiron action on Tuesday because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 14-team Big Ten and dozen-member Pac-12 both said they hope to play now-postponed fall sports in the spring, if the nation’s struggle against the coronavirus is in a better place. “I’ve said it from the first day that I started at the Big Ten, that the health, the safety, …

North Carolina dog that died after ‘acute’ illness tests positive for coronavirus

A North Carolina dog that died after suffering an “acute illness” earlier this month has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Monday. The death could mark a rare, potentially fatal case of COVID-19 in a pet, though it’s still unclear if there were other underlying conditions that contributed to its death. The dog was brought to the NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3 after showing signs of respiratory distress earlier that day, the North Carolina Department of …

World tops 20 million COVID-19 cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has topped 20 million worldwide and a quarter of them are in the U.S., the latest tally revealed Tuesday. Roughly a quarter of the nearly 740,000 deaths from COVID-19 were also in America, NBC News figures showed. In just six weeks, the number of cases around the globe doubled as countries that had been in lockdown began opening up in April. The same thing happened in the U.S., where the bulk of the new …

5 Takeaways On The New Biden-Harris Presidential Ticket

Sen. Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol after a vote in March. Joe Biden picked California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential running mate. It’s an historic pick. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Here are five takeaways: 1. Biden picking Harris is a statement on what it means to be American. Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate is historic. No Black woman has ever been on a major-party ticket in U.S. history. …

‘Alarming’ Trend: TSA Intercepting Many More Guns Despite Far Fewer Air Travelers

A Transportation Security Administration officer watches as travelers put their items through an X-ray machine in 2017 at Miami International Airport. The TSA says it’s finding significantly more firearms in carry-on luggage despite a huge drop in air travel. A Transportation Security Administration officer watches as travelers put their items through an X-ray machine in 2017 at Miami International Airport. The TSA says it’s finding significantly more firearms in carry-on luggage despite a huge drop in air travel. The Transportation …

A Prophet Of Soil Gets His Moment Of Fame

Rattan Lal, an Indian-born scientist, has devoted his career to finding ways to capture carbon from the air and store it in soil. Rattan Lal, an Indian-born scientist, has devoted his career to finding ways to capture carbon from the air and store it in soil. More than 40 years ago, in Nigeria, a young scientist named Rattan Lal encountered an idea that changed his life — and led, eventually, to global recognition and a worldwide movement to protect the …

Children Are Not Immune – The New York Times

   Russia approves a possible coronavirus vaccine before clinical trials are finished. More than 100 people were arrested after unrest in Chicago. And there are troubling developments around young people and the virus. In the last two weeks of July, nearly 100,000 children in the United States tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. The speed and the scale of the infections — dozens of countries have not …

Opposition candidate leaves Belarus, urges end to protests

The top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential vote, who initially refused to concede her defeat amid a massive police crackdown on anti-government protesters, said Tuesday she has left for Lithuania and called on her supporters to end demonstrations. Looking haggard and distressed, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a former teacher and political novice, apologized to her supporters in a video statement and said it was her own choice to leave the country. “It was a very hard decision to make,” she said. “I …