Thousands gather at Minnesota governor's mansion to protest George Floyd's death
MINNEAPOLIS — Monday evening, thousands of peaceful protesters began walking their cause down St. Paul’s Summit Avenue, moving from the Minnesota governor’s mansion and heading to the State Capitol.The crowd demanded that all four officers involved in the killing of George Floyd be jailed and prosecuted.While at the mansion, around 30 St. Paul police officers on the outskirts of the crowd took a knee, which drew criticism from organizers who asked them to leave. As they started chanting, “What’s his name? George Floyd!” black Officer Antwan Denson shed tears.But speakers said it was too little...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Warriors reopen San Francisco practice facility to players for workouts
The Warriors opened their San Francisco practice facility to players Monday for individual workouts, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group.At least five players showed up to practice shooting, work in the weight room and undergo treatment while adhering to social-distance protocols at the facility for the first time in nearly three months, according to the source. The news was first reported by the Athletic.Last week, Mayor London Breed announced that professional teams in San Francisco could begin practicing this week with the approval of public health officials. Those teams can ho...
The Mercury News
Derek Chauvin, fired cop charged in George Floyd's death, moved to maximum-security prison
Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in Minnesota.Chauvin was moved to the Oak Park Heights prison, the lone Level 5 maximum-security prison in the state, Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell said at a news conference Sunday night.He said such a transfer is “not uncommon” among high-profile inmates, and that the move was made partly out of anticipation that more people could be booked at the Hennepin County Jail, where Chauvin had been in custody.Schnell did not disclose during the ...
New York Daily News
Will Bunch: From Minneapolis to broken streets of Philly, the 'human capital stock' has finally had enough
America’s biggest week of rebellion and social unrest may have been sparked by the agonizing to watch police-custody killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but if you’re one of the many folks looking to understand why so many corners of our nation are covered with charred ashes and broken glass, it also helps to roll the tape back about 12 hours.It was the morning of Memorial Day — as the United States was struggling to honor the humanity of its war dead amid the numbness of 100,000 more dead from the coronavirus — when Team Trump sent the president’s top economic adviser, Kevin Hassett, onto...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Nick Cannon explains why he came to Minneapolis for George Floyd
MINNEAPOLIS — Some big names have come to Minneapolis to support George Floyd. You might have seen Jamie Foxx or Jesse Jackson, or the Rev. Al Sharpton or ex-NBA player Stephen Jackson in the media, speaking at rallies.Nick Cannon, best known as the host of Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” showed up in Minneapolis. Not to speak at a press conference or well-organized rally.The entertainer showed up on Friday to honor Floyd, educate himself about the situation and see the people of Minneapolis, that’s what he explained in a first-person account published Sunday at Variety.com, the Bible of the entert...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
He fought in Vietnam. Now, at 80, he volunteers every day in shelters with clusters of coronavirus
SEATTLE — Bob Shaw was behind the welcome desk at the St. Martin de Porres shelter a few weeks ago when a 65-year-old guest fell and hit his head, hard.“Blood was coming out of his head like water,” Shaw said. “It just came back to me.”All of a sudden, Shaw’s head was back in Vietnam.Shaw, 80, served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant and was stationed in Vietnam from 1967-’69. He was headquartered in and around Long Binh Post during the Tet Offensive, one of the bloodiest campaigns of the war. He’s seen things he says continue to haunt him.Half a century later, Shaw is on the front lines of...
The Seattle Times
Jerry Zezima: Hollywood, here we come
If you happen to be watching the next Oscars telecast, don’t be surprised if you see me up on the stage, holding a golden statuette, thanking the Academy, joking with Steven Spielberg and, in my best Sally Field voice, crying, “You like me! You really like me!”Even though I can’t leave the house during this pandemic to do much more than take out the garbage, I’ve gone Hollywood.My entertainment career began when, as a retiree who was bored out of my skull, which is empty anyway, I signed up to be an extra in movies and TV shows.The casting agencies that get jobs for “background actors” (or, as...
Tribune News Service
Editorial: California's rush to reopen is a dangerous experiment. Don't be a COVID-19 guinea pig
Please don’t be fooled by the sudden wave of reopening restaurants, stores and salons around California. COVID-19 still stalks the state. It will infect and kill many more people before this pandemic ends.California Gov. Gavin Newsom is now allowing haircuts, church attendance and dine-in eating in many places. But this does not mean such activities are safe. The governor has repeatedly warned that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over — while simultaneously relaxing statewide public health orders.The mixed message may be confusing some people. Last week, as the American death toll crept p...
The Sacramento Bee
Esther Povitsky returns home for new Comedy Central special
CHICAGO — It’s safe to say no one loves Westfield Old Orchard like former Johnny Rockets employee Esther Povitsky.The third-generation Skokie native talks of wanting to marry at the shopping center — despite an unfortunate incident years ago at the Cold Stone Creamery that prompted her to throw her underwear out at Maggiano’s.She recounts the story in her new Comedy Central special, “Hot For My Name,” which is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. EDT Friday. It’s Povitsky’s first comedy special, and it serves as a love letter to her hometown. The hour-long episode jumps between clips of Povitsky perfor...
‘Why Do We Always Get Hit First?’ Proposed Budget Cuts Target Vulnerable Californians
Shirley Madden, 83, relies on a caregiver and her two grown daughters to remain living at home — and not in a nursing home.Her daughters, 55-year-old Carrie and 60-year-old Kristy Madden, both use wheelchairs and need a second caregiver to help them navigate their own daily lives.But that critical caregiving support, along with other health care benefits for millions of Californians, could be scaled back to help plug a massive budget deficit triggered by the coronavirus.California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed sweeping budget cuts to safety-net health care programs ― including Medi-Cal, Calif...
Kaiser Health News