Former Police Officer Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the Golden State Killer, faces his victims in court Tuesday on the first of four days of hearings before he is sentenced to life in prison.
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An influential pro-hard Brexit think-tank urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to tear up his divorce deal with the European Union on Saturday, saying it would still allow the bloc too much power in Britain. Johnson's government has sought this month to pass laws that could override parts of Britain's EU exit treaty that it signed in January, despite a warning from Brussels that doing so would wreck their future relationship. John Longworth, director-general of the group, said he hoped its report would act as a wake-up call for ministers as negotiators hold talks on the future relationship in the final months before the Brexit transition period ends on Dec. 31 and Britain fully leaves the bloc.
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Walkers have flocked to climb up Mount Snowdon, the UK's second highest peak, despite government warnings to stay away from crowded tourist spots amid the recent spike in coronavirus infections.The Welsh mountain, which is in Snowdonia, one of the country's top tourist destinations, is popular in part because it can be walked on foot without specialist climbing gear.
Labour has called on the Government to halt the return of students to universities until an “effective, efficient” testing system is in place amid a "critical situation" with dozens of outbreaks.Shadow education secretary Kate Green said autumn term, due to start tomorrow for many, should be delayed where it has not already begun.
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Boris Johnson is preparing to effectively dare rebels to vote down his entire package of Covid-19 measures this week if the Commons Speaker blocks a vote designed to give MPs a say on new restrictions. A growing number of MPs are rallying around an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee of Tory backbenchers, which would force a vote on future social restrictions before they are imposed. With some 60 Conservatives preparing to back the move, Mr Johnson would face his first parliamentary defeat since his landslide election win if opposition parties also vote against the Government en masse. But ministers believe Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Commons Speaker, will rule the amendment "out of scope" of Wednesday's motion on the first six-month renewal of the Coronavirus Act - despite allies of Sir Graham having received advice to the contrary. If the amendment cannot be debated, Downing Street is understood to be preparing to rebuff calls to put forward its own mechanism to allow votes in advance of each future measure like the requirements to wear face masks and avoid gatherings of more than six people. The move would leave Conservative MPs faced with the "nuclear" option of voting against the renewal of the entire Act, which the vast majority of the group of up to 60 rebels would avoid doing. The legislation contains powers ranging from the emergency registration of nurses and other healthcare workers to measures to ensure that court proceedings continue to take place during the pandemic. Careless to ignore rebellion On Saturday night, Andrew Mitchell, the former Chief Whip, who is preparing to support the amendment, said: "When the chairman of the 1922 committee leads a rebellion like this it would be an exceedingly careless Prime Minister that chose to ignore it." Writing in The Telegraph, Steve Baker, another former minister who has repeatedly raised concerns about curbs to freedoms as a result of the Government's measures to tackle Covid-19, states: "The consequences of taking away liberty to protect public health have been devastating to our society and economy by any standard. "We must not now make a bad situation worse as we look to our future: we cannot spend our way out of this contraction, deficit or debt." Mr Baker adds: "Please Boris, reach a deal with Sir Graham Brady to put Parliament where it belongs: right with you." Downing Street has said it wants to "work closely" with MPs, with plans to offer more parliamentary debates and "symbolic" votes. It has brought forward a retrospective vote on the “rule of six” to October 6. This weekend a No 10 spokesman said: “We have been clear that it is vital that we can take action to stop the transmission of the virus and protect the NHS."
After having been granted a 24-hour extension to keep their doors open, restaurant and bar owners in the southern city of Marseille were forced to shut shop from Sunday night for one week to limit the spread of Covid-19. Few are happy with the move.The shutdown order was initially planned for Saturday but got pushed back a day to allow revelers more time to get in their final orders of pastis and other alcoholic beverages.In the end, bars and restaurants in the southern metropolitan area between Marseille and Aix will shut on Sunday night and for a reduced period of one week instead of two.Despite the concessions, many in Marseille are still angry.The town's mayor Michèle Rubirola said she was "stunned" by the government's shutdown order, claiming she had not been consulted about the move and calling for it to be postponed for ten days.During a visit to Marseille on Friday, Health Minister Olivier Véran defended the government's shutdown order to slow the spread of Covid-19, saying there was no time to dither.No time to waitIf we wait for the situation to improve, "we run the risk of having to take more stringent measures than the ones announced", Véran said.The government this week classified the metropolitan area between Marseille and Aix, together with the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, as “maximum alert" zones, the last level before a state of sanitary emergency.But some in Marseille have accused the authorities of unfairly targeting the city. French comedian Jean-Marie Bigard told local media that "people were safer inside a restaurant than outside drinking beers on the banks of the river Seine," arguing that the government had gone "too far" in restricting civil liberties.High infectionsHundreds of restaurant and bar owners held protests on Friday against the closures of their establishments for Marseille and the surrounding region, warning the move could force them to close permanently.France's second largest city after Paris currently holds the record in metropolitan France for the highest coronavirus rate, exceeding 280 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.The restrictions for Marseille will be reviewed in a week's time and may still be challenged in court.Meanwhile in Paris, which has been classified as a "reinforced alert" zone, bars will have to shut at 22:00pm local time.
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The Prime Minister's chief Brexit negotiator hinted at progress in the trade talks last night, but insisted the EU still needed to be more "realistic" about the rules that the UK could accept. Lord Frost said the last fortnight of informal talks with Michel Barnier, his Brussels counterpart, had been "relatively positive", as he suggested that the EU had scaled back on some "unrealistic ambitions". The two sides have been at loggerheads over fishing rights in British waters and EU demands for the UK to continue following the bloc's rules on industrial subsidies. Government sources have also claimed that the EU's method of conducting the negotiations has led to "paralysis", with Mr Barnier insisting on slowing down talks on less contentious issues in order to focus on the most difficult areas. Mr Barnier is believed to have given ground on his previous insistence on "parallelism" in the talks. Lord Frost said: “As we enter the final stages of negotiations we are all focusing on what it might take to get a trade agreement in place. "An agreement is still very much possible, but equally very far from certain. The last two weeks of informal talks have been relatively positive, but there remains much to be done, and time is short. “We have been saying from the beginning of this process that we simply want a standard free trade agreement like Canada’s. Sadly the EU’s position has not been so straightforward and we continue to be asked to accept provisions which do not reflect the reality of the change which our exit from the EU brings. "If the gaps in these areas are to be bridged, the EU still needs to scale back more of its unrealistic ambitions and work on more realistic policy positions. I hope this will be possible this coming week, and I and my team are ready to work as hard as necessary to move things forward.” On Monday, Michael Gove will take part in a meeting of the joint UK-EU committee on the Withdrawal Agreement, when he is likely to come under renewed pressure to drop provisions in the Internal Market Bill which would allow ministers to override parts of the 2019 deal. Meanwhile, the Confederation of British Industry released polling showing that three-quarters of businesses (77 per cent) favour the two sides striking a post-Brexit trade agreement, with 18 per cent expressing no preference between a deal or no deal. Some 4 per cent favoured a no-deal outcome. Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI Director-General, who was pictured alongside Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor last week, said: “Next week Brexit talks enter the eleventh hour. Now must be the time for political leadership and the spirit of compromise to shine through on both sides. A deal can and must be made. “More than three-quarters of businesses want to see a deal that will support people’s jobs and livelihoods. This matters for firms and communities across Europe."
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As China and the United States feuded at the United Nations this week over COVID-19 and climate, one of the world's smallest states pleaded for detente. "Micronesia asks our American and Chinese friends to reinforce their cooperation and friendship with each other ... to achieve what is best for our global community," the Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo told the U.N. General Assembly in a video address.
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Four addresses are being searched by detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a police officer in a custody suite in London. Metropolitan Police sergeant Matiu Ratana, 54, who was known as Matt, was shot in the early hours of Friday when a handcuffed gunman opened fire before turning the weapon on himself. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy said a 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident at Croydon Custody Centre remains in a critical condition in hospital.
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A small black bear filmed roaming through the streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was euthanized on Saturday, September 24. Wildlife officials reportedly put down the bear due to concern for public safety.According to reports, the bear had been tagged as proof of previous human contact, and after being captured, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency made the decision to euthanize the animal.“It’s not an easy job for officers and not their outcome of choice. They are trained in a decision making process and to put public safety first,” officials told reporters.Beth Reed posted this video to Twitter and wrote: “Not something you see everyday…” The bear can be seen in the video running through a neighborhood street.Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke confirmed the bear was not an escapee from the Chattanooga Zoo. Credit: Beth Reed via Storyful
Labour have moved ahead of the Conservative Party for the first time since Boris Johnson became prime minister, an opinion poll has indicated.