Tag Archives: Derek Chauvin

News: Top 5 Stories For June 25, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 25:

1. Rescue crews picked through tons of rubble looking for survivors after the collapse of part of an oceanfront apartment tower near Miami, where officials reported at least one person dead and nearly 100 missing.

2. Hours after President Joe Biden declared “We have a deal” to renew the infrastructure of the United States, the Senate’s top Republican lashed out at plans to follow the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill with another measure funding what Democrats call “human infrastructure.”

3. Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin will be sentenced for murdering George Floyd in May 2020 after a trial that was widely seen as a watershed moment in the history of U.S. policing.

4. An indigenous group in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan said it had found the unmarked graves of an estimated 751 people at a now-defunct Catholic residential school, just weeks after a similar, smaller discovery rocked the country.

5. The U.S. government, once openly dismissive of UFO sightings that for decades sparked the popular imagination, is poised to issue an expansive account of what it calls “unidentified aerial phenomena,” based heavily on observations by American military pilots.

Morning News: Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Minneapolis, Police Bans

President Biden took a preemptive victory lap yesterday over his massive $1 trillion+ infrastructure package, touting a bipartisan agreement he says he’s brokered.

Plus, Minneapolis prepares for Derek Chauvin’s sentencing.

And, why many Pride parades have banned uniformed police officers.

News: Top 5 Stories For June 3, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 3: Biden’s vaccine incentive, Derek Chauvin, Israeli politics, 12 and 14 year olds shootout with police and Sri Lanka braces for a potential oil spill.

1. From free beer to free childcare, President Joe Biden touted new efforts to get 70 percent of U.S. adults at least one shot of vaccination against COVID-19 by the July 4.

2. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin asked a judge for probation after being convicted for the murder of George Floyd, while the prosecution said he should be imprisoned for 30 years.

3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fought back against an agreement by his political opponents for a government of left-wing, centrist and right-wing parties aimed at unseating him.

4. Two children in Florida ran away from a group home, broke into a house and engaged in a shootout with law enforcement officers responding to the scene, authorities said on Wednesday.

5. Sri Lanka braced for the possibility of an oil spill after a cargo ship laden with chemicals sank off its western coast, in what is already the country’s worst ever man-made environmental disaster.

Political Analysis: ‘Brooks & Capehart’ On Climate Summit, Police In America

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the president’s ambitious climate goals. policing in America, and investigations into the capitol riot.

Morning News Podcast: George Floyd Murder Guilty Verdict, Vaccines

A.M. Edition for April 21. WSJ reporters discuss reactions as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty in the death of George Floyd. 

 WSJ’s Sabrina Siddiqui on vaccination challenges in the U.S. And, a soccer league meltdown in Europe. Marc Stewart hosts.

Morning News Podcast: Chauvin Jury Deliberates, European Soccer Wars

The jury is deliberating whether or not to convict former Minneapolis police Derek Chavin over the death of George Floyd.

Presiding Judge Peter Cahill will allow the jury to deliberate every day until 7pm, and if they reach a decision after sunset, the decision will be read the following morning.

  • Plus, a strong start to earnings season.
  • And, European soccer goes to war.

Guests: Axios’ Nick Halter, Aja Whitaker-Moore and Kendall Baker.

News: Five Top Stories For April 19, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for April 19: Shooting in Louisiana, Shooting in Austin, Texas, Derek Chauvin trial, Alexei Navalny and UEFA statement on the breakaway Super League.

1. Five people were hospitalized after being shot and injured in Shreveport, Louisiana, in the third multiple shooting reported in the United States with 24 hours.

2. After an Austin, Texas shooting, police searched for a former deputy sheriff believed to be the suspected gunman. Three people died.

3. Derek Chauvin trial: jurors will hear closing arguments before they begin deliberating on whether the way former Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of a dying George Floyd in last year’s arrest was second-degree murder.

4. An ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said she was braced for bad news on the health of the hunger-striking opposition politician when his lawyers see him again, after they were kept away over the weekend.

5. European soccer’s governing body UEFA will hold a crisis meeting, hours after 12 of the continent’s leading clubs shocked the football world by announcing the formation of a breakaway Super League.

Morning News Podcast: George Floyd Trial, J&J Vaccine, Infrastructure

Closing arguments set for Monday in Derek Chauvin’s trial, five hurdles Democrats face to pass an infrastructure bill, and comfort dogs find bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.

Morning News Podast: George Floyd Murder Trial, Suez Canal Ship

The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd begins today in Minneapolis. 

The massive cargo ship that’s been stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal is finally moving. And, Gun control activists want the Biden administration to make the issue a priority.