Portland protests culminate in use of tear gas by federal agents https://t.co/kNxZEwukgg— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 27, 2020
In other protests:
- Police in Seattle retreated into a precinct station early Sunday, hours after large demonstrations in the city. During the protests, rocks, bottles, fireworks and mortars were fired at police, and at least 45 people were arrested.
- Protesters in Oakland, California, set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station, shot fireworks and pointed lasers at officers after a peaceful demonstration Saturday evening took a turn.
- In Aurora, Colorado, a protester shot and wounded someone after a car drove through the demonstrators marching on a highway. Details weren't released about whether the person shot had been in the car. Police also said a courthouse was damaged.
Republicans and Democrats sparred Sunday over the details of a new relief package for the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/8AkuYmv1tQ— Florida Times-Union (@jaxdotcom) July 26, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized the Republicans, saying, "They’re in disarray and that delay is causing suffering for America’s families." The Democratic-led House passed a $3 trillion aid package two months ago, which the GOP-led Senate has not taken up. Pelosi has also said she's against passing a relief package in a piecemeal way.
There have been more than 146,900 U.S. deaths from the coronavirus as of early this morning, according to Johns Hopkins University's count, and more than 4,234,000 confirmed cases.
➤FLOODING REMAINS THREAT FROM DOWNGRADED HANNA; DOUGLAS VERY CLOSE TO HAWAII: Flooding continues to be a threat from Tropical Storm Hanna, after the downgraded storm pounded the Texas Gulf Coast yesterday (July 26th) with high winds and heavy rain one day after it made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Port Mansfield, Texas. Hanna had dropped more than 12 inches of rain on parts of South Texas and Mexico as of yesterday, and caused power outages across the region, which was already being hit hard by the coronavirus. There were no immediate reports of any deaths from the storm. Meanwhile, Hurricane Douglas, a Category 1 storm with 85 mile-per-hour winds, was close to the coast of Hawaii, with the island of Maui feeling the effects Sunday with heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Forecasters said Douglas would pass close to the island of Oahu, home to the state's biggest city of Honolulu, and there was a possibility of a direct hit. Robert Ballard of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said, "We remain uncomfortably close to a dangerous hurricane here in the state of Hawaii."
We say goodbye to one of the last leading ladies of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Olivia de Havilland not only leaves behind a versatile body of work but was a champion for labor rights. We are grateful for her on-screen performances and for being a trailblazer off-screen. pic.twitter.com/9WoUUwO8nc— TCM (@tcm) July 26, 2020
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➤ASTROS' VERLANDER OUT WITH ARM STRAIN: Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, will be out for at least two weeks with a forearm strain, manager Dusty Baker announced yesterday. But Verlander denied that the injury will end the shortened 60-game season for him, tweeting last night, "The report that I’m currently missing the rest of the season is not accurate. . . . I’m hopeful that with some rest it will heal and I’ll be able to return soon." The 37-year-old pitched in the Astros' season-opener Friday, and Baker said he'd felt tenderness in his arm during the game, in which he pitched six innings and got the win.Cy Young winner Justin Verlander will miss the 2020 season.— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 26, 2020
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➤THOMPSON WINS 3M OPEN: Michael Thompson won the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota yesterday for his second PGA Tour victory, coming seven years after his first. Thompson had a two-stroke win over fellow American Adam Long, finishing at 19-under 265.
➤TRUMP SAYS WON'T THROW OPENING PITCH AT YANKEE GAME: President Trump announced on MLB's opening day last Thursday that he'd be throwing out the opening pitch at Yankee Stadium on August 15th, but on Sunday he said it wouldn't be happening after all. Trump tweeted that it had been called off because of his, quote, "strong focus" on the coronavirus, vaccines and the economy, but suggested it was just a delay, saying, "We will make it later in the season!" New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. had criticized the invitation to Trump by the Yankees.