The Bobcat fire burning in Southern California razed homes on September 18, as it advanced in areas north of Los Angeles, according to reports.The fire, which has grown to over 91,000 acres and is only 15 percent contained, broke across containment lines and burned down homes in Juniper Hills, according to reports.This footage was taken in Juniper Hills as well as nearby Valyermo. See location cluster for full shot list. Credit: @CalzadaClare via Storyful
State officials are reviewing a September 14 traffic stop in Naugatuck, Connecticut, that ended in a hail of police gunfire as a suspect fled in his car.The State Attorney for Fairfield Connecticut, Joseph T. Corradino, had bodycam footage taken of the incident released as part of a use of force investigation by his office.Shortly after 8 pm on Monday night, Naugatuck Police Department Patrol Officer Kevin Zainc stopped the suspect, Roznovsky Machado, for what he said was a suspected drug deal. Another officer, Nicholas Kehoss, arrived shortly after and pulled in front of Machado’s car.As seen in the bodycam footage, seconds later Machado attempts to flee, hitting Kehoss, who subsequently fires his gun several times at the car. The officers pursue Machado, but are unable to detain him.On Friday morning, Machado turned himself into police. According to officials, he was not injured by the gunfire.Machado faces multiple charges including attempt to commit first-degree assault assault on a police officer. Kehoss’ use of his firearm is currently under review. Credit: Naugatuck Police Department via Storyful
President Donald Trump on Saturday named two conservative women who he has elevated to federal appeals courts as contenders to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy caused by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, a move that would tip the court further to the right. Trump, who now has a chance to nominate a third justice to a lifetime appointment on the court named Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th Circuit and Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit as possible nominees. Ginsburg's death on Friday from cancer after 27 years on the court handed Trump, who is seeking re-election on Nov. 3, the opportunity to expand its conservative majority to 6-3 at a time of a gaping political divide in America. Any nomination would require approval in the Senate, where Trump's Republicans hold a 53-47 majority. Not all Republican senators supported the move: Maine's Susan Collins on Saturday said Trump should hold off on nominating."In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd," Collins, facing a tough re-election race herself, said on Twitter. Democrats are still seething over the Republican Senate's refusal to act on Democratic President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016 after conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died 10 months before that election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said then that the Senate should not act on a court nominee during an election year, a stance he has since reversed.Even if Democrats win the White House and a Senate majority in the November election, Trump and McConnell have time as the full new Congress would not be sworn in until Jan. 3 Senior congressional Democrats raised the prospect of adding additional justices next year to counterbalance Trump's nominees if they win control of the White House and Senate in the November election. McConnell, who has made confirmation of Trump's federal judicial nominees a top priority, said the chamber would vote on any Trump nominee. Given that they have few tools to block the eventual nomination from passing, Democrats plan to try to rally public opposition to the move.
Flaming debris from the El Dorado Fire burning in San Bernardino National Forest fell on Highway 38, according to footage taken on September 17.Michael Fila, an emergency dispatcher and fire photographer, captured this video using his Garmin dashcam, showing a “roll out”, or a piece of lit debris as it fell down the hillside. In this video, individuals can be heard via dispatch radio traffic describing the scene.“It’s a little sketchy here, rocks keep falling but we’re going to make a run for it,” an unidentified man can be heard saying on the dispatch radio. Fila later tells the man he had a “full tree come down”.According to reports, the El Dorado Fire surpassed 22,000 acres and was at 59 percent containment as of Saturday, September 19. Credit: Michael Fila, Jr. via Storyful
U.S. President Donald Trump said he "approves a deal in concept" that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, after threatening to ban the Chinese-owned app in August. He told reporters at the White House he was giving the deal with Oracle "my blessing" and that it had addressed U.S. national security concerns. About 100 million Americans use TikTok and U.S. officials have expressed concern about user data and the potential for China to access that data. "The security will be 100%," Trump told reporters. "Conceptually it's a great deal for America." Reuters reported on Thursday the new company, dubbed TikTok Global, will have a majority of American directors, a U.S. chief executive and a security expert on the board. Oracle has agreed to eventually own a 20% stake in the company, according to a source. If Walmart also successfully negotiates acquiring a stake, its CEO, Doug McMillon, would get a seat on TikTok Global’s board, the source said. Trump said the new TikTok company will be "totally controlled by Oracle and Walmart."
A man in danger of drowning was rescued by helicopter off the coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on September 18, footage released by the Coast Guard shows.In a press release, the Coast Guard said that the man had been hurled into rocks by waves, leaving him with “severe leg injuries.”After several attempts that left the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter low on fuel, the crew was able to pull the man to safety. The man was later transported to a hospital for medical treatment. Credit: US Coast Guard via Storyful
Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation.
Mandatory credit: USGA. Sweden’s Alex Noren defied a “tricked up” Winged Foot to make a significant move up the leaderboard on day three of the 120th US Open.
Protesters on Saturday gathered outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling on him to delay efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. McConnell said President Donald Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. McConnell's pledge likely will put several Republican senators who face tough re-election battles of their own, such as Maine's Susan Collins and Iowa's Joni Ernst, in a serious bind as they will be lobbied heavily on all sides to either approve or block efforts to push the nomination forward.
A box truck was washed away in the Gard district of southern France in the early hours of Saturday, September 19, as flash flooding struck the region. This footage taken from Anduze shows the truck floating past homes with its cab submerged.According to reports, the Gard was put on red alert for flooding, torrential rain and thunderstorms until 3 am Sunday morning.“Accumulations of 80 to 120 mm in a short time are possible, with hail and violent gusts of wind,” according to local weather reports. Credit: Kevin Cabanis via Storyful
Mourners gathered Saturday on the steps of the Supreme Court to pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday night at age 87, leaving flowers and notes to honor the liberal icon. Ginsburg's death 46 days before a presidential election is nothing less than a political earthquake in Washington, upending an already tumultuous race. Within minutes of her passing, battle lines were forming. President Trump, who appeared to learn of her death from reporters Friday night, vowed on Saturday to put forth a nominee "without delay!" A move sure to outrage Democrats– who are still seething over the Republican Senate's refusal to act on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland in 2016 when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate should not consider a court nominee during an election year. And yet - McConnell vowed Friday to bring Trump's nominee up for a vote. Obama weighed in Friday, calling on Senate Republicans to abide by the standard that they set. "A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment," Obama said in a statement posted online. "The rule of law, the legitimacy of our courts, the fundamental workings of our democracy all depend on that basic principle." Democratic nominee Joe Biden likewise said the victor of November's race should choose Ginsburg's replacement: "There is no doubt - let me be clear - that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider." Democrats alone have little chance of blocking Trump's pick, as Republicans control the Senate, which votes on a nominee. For liberals who considered Ginsburg a heroine, the grief they have expressed over her death was tinged with fear over what happens next. Should Ginsburg be replaced by a conservative, the balance on the court would lurch further to the right with a 6 to 3 majority. Conservative activists have for years sought to get enough votes on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide. And the Court will soon hear a case that will decide the future of the Affordable Care Act. As for timing, Republicans in the Senate could hustle to fill the vacancy before November 3rd, or wait to do it in a lame duck session -- voting on Trump's nominee even if they have lost control of the White House and the Senate.
Riot police arrested hundreds of protesters in Central Minsk on September 19 as they protested President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule.This footage shows the detention of 73-year-old Nina Bahinskaya, one of the best known figures in the protest movement, reports said.Reports said that several thousand women marched in Minsk on Saturday. Credit: TUT.by via Storyful
31-year-old Gareth Bale returns to Spurs from Real Madrid seven years after he moved in the opposite direction in a then world-record transfer.
Hundreds of women were arrested by riot police while protesting President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule in Minsk on Saturday, September 19, according to reports.This footage shows demonstrators linking arms in front of a shopping center and carrying red and white flags.73-year-old activist Nina Bahinskaya was among those arrested. According to reports she was released a short time later. A local journalist was also reportedly detained. Credit: TUT.by via Storyful
Airstrikes on a Taliban base in northeastern Afghanistan have killed at least a dozen civilians, according to local officials.
Among those arrested was 73-year-old Nina Baginskaya who has become a regular figure of anti-establishment protests since they began in August.View on euronews
Protesters defying coronavirus measures gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday, September 19, clashing with police, reports said.This footage shows anti-mask protesters in the central London square holding signs and chanting anti-mask slogans. The crowd included demonstrators who held signs associated with the QAnon conspiracy movement.According to reports, Metropolitan Police officers made several attempts to intervene in the gathering.As of September 19, the UK reported 390,358 positive coronavirus cases and 41,759 deaths tied to the virus. Credit: Kane Solo via Storyful
"Down with feudalism, long live the people," was one of the chants at the biggest demonstration in Bangkok since Prayuth took power in a 2014 coup. Saturday's protests moved from the campus of Thammasat University, a traditional hotbed of opposition to the military and royalist establishment, on to Sanam Luang - translated as Royal Field - outside the Grand Palace. Organisers said there were 50,000 people present in the latest demonstration. Police said there were at least 18,000, still enough to make it bigger than a protest last month. Sept. 19 is the anniversary of the coup against the populist then-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006. Among the protesters were many of his red shirt followers, veterans of clashes a decade ago with pro-establishment yellow shirts. So far the latest protests have been peaceful.
VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF PORTUGUESE FORWARD, DIOGA JOTA, FILE FOOTAGE OF LIVERPOOL'S STADIUM ANFIELD, FILE FOOTAGE OF LIVERPOOL TRAINING SHOWS: DUISBURG, GERMANY (FILE - AUGUST 11, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020") 1. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS FORWARD, DIOGO JOTA TRAINING AHEAD OF EUROPA LEAGUE QUARTER-FINAL AGAINST SEVILLA 2. TRAINING IN PROGRESS 3. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS MANAGER, NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO, WATCHING ON 4. TRAINING IN PROGRESS LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 5. VARIOUS OF KENNY DALGLISH STAND AT ANFIELD STADIUM 6. SHANKLY GATES 7. CREST ON SHANKLY GATES 8. LIVERPOOL FLAG LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - DECEMBER 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 9. LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, WALKING TO TRAINING 10. LIVERPOOL PLAYERS, ANDREW ROBERTSON AND JORDAN HENDERSON, WALKING TO TRAINING 11. LIVERPOOL SQUAD ARRIVING FOR TRAINING 12. SADIO MANE AT TRAINING 13. MANE AND MOHAMED SALAH / JAMES MILNER, ROBERTSON AND ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN TRAINING 14. KLOPP SPEAKING TO COACHING STAFF 15. SALAH AND XHERDAN SHAQIRI PASSING BALL TO EACH OTHER 16. ROBERTO FIRMINO TRAINING STORY: Liverpool have completed the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a long-term contract, the Premier League champions said on Saturday (September 19). British media reported that Liverpool agreed a deal worth about 41 million pounds ($52.95 million) for Jota, whose versatility and work rate should fit in well with manager Juergen Klopp's hard-pressing style of play. The 23-year-old Jota was left out of Wolves' League Cup defeat by Stoke City on Thursday (September 17) and was an unused substitute in their 2-0 league win over Sheffield United last weekend. Initially arriving on loan from Atletico Madrid in 2017, Jota has scored 16 goals and provided six assists for Wolves in the Premier League over the last three seasons. He is Liverpool's third signing of the close season following the arrivals of Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich and Greece left back Kostas Tsimikas. ($1 = 0.7733 pounds) (Production: Tim Hart)
In one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the race's history, Tadej Pogačar edged out the favourite, fellow Slovenian Primož Roglič.View on euronews
Police have urged hundreds of protesters to immediately leave an anti-vaccine, anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square or face arrest. The warning came after heated clashes between demonstrators and officers during a “Resist And Act For Freedom” rally on Saturday afternoon. Dozens of officers, including some on horseback, were repelled by human blockades with loud cheering and chanting as they tried to make arrests. Scotland Yard said the large crowds of people are “putting themselves and others at risk” just a day after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan warned it is “increasingly likely” restrictions will be needed to slow the spread of coronavirus in the capital, adding he was “extremely concerned” about the rate of transmission in London.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was seen walking down the stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed on Saturday (September 19). It comes five days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and could breathe independently. Navalny is the leading opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He fell ill in Siberia last month and was airlifted to Berlin. Germany says laboratory tests in three countries determined he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. Western governments have demanded an explanation from Russia. In the post Navalny said he still could not use his phone and had difficulties trying to pour water into a glass. But he praised his doctors, writing: "They have turned me from a 'technically alive human being' into someone who has high chances to become... a man who can quickly scroll Instagram and understands without thinking where to put his likes."
Greek sheep farmers waded through the murky, chest-high waters of what looked like a lake on Saturday (September 19) But it was in fact, the submerged central city of Karditsa, left battered by Storm "Ianos". At least two people have died after the Medicane, or Mediterranean hurricane, pounded central Greece, leaving streets and homes virtually unrecognisable . The storm uprooted trees and caused power cuts on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese on Friday (September 18), before moving further inland, hitting the cities of Karditsa, Farsala and their surrounding areas the hardest. The body of an elderly woman was discovered in a flooded house near Farsala, according to fire brigade officials. Authorities were still searching for two more people who had been reported missing. Later, authorities said a 63-year-old man was found dead near a hospital in Karditsa. It was not immediately clear whether he was one of the two reported missing. Also on Saturday, the storm had reached the greater Athens region, Attica, with no immediate damage reported.