Dahleen Glanton: Justice in Breonna Taylor's death fell victim to 'law and order' politics
There will be no justice for Breonna Taylor. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron made sure of that.He failed to make the case that Taylor’s life mattered. So a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, did what panels in the police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York did — give killer cops a pass.It is more than a miscarriage of justice. It is a blatant disregard for human life.One of the officers who burst into Taylor’s apartment and began firing wildly was indicted Wednesday on three counts of wanton endangerment — but not for killing Taylor. He is be...
Captain Comics: Exclusive look at new Muhammad Ali graphic novel
He’s still the greatest.I’m talking about Muhammad Ali, of course, who was a heavyweight boxing champion, activist, poet, philanthropist, philosopher and, above all, a professor of “the Sweet Science.” He’s also the star of a new graphic novel from Titan Comics, due in February.I should note this isn’t the first time Ali has been the star of a graphic novel. He’s headlined several others already, including one in 1978 where he fought Superman. And won. Because of course he did.But what Titan has planned should put all those previous efforts in the shade. (Except maybe the Superman one, whose s...
Tribune News Service
Editorial: Trump's UN (campaign) address
President Donald Trump gave a Tuesday campaign speech that blasted Beijing’s COVID-19 culpability, lauded his administration’s response to the pandemic and celebrated America’s abdication of the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal.No, Trump wasn’t rallying supporters in a swing state. His address, delivered remotely, was to the United Nations General Assembly. But to both ally and adversary alike, it was clear that Trump’s rhetoric was for domestic political purposes rather than diplomatic outreach.Trump began in the U.N. spirit when he said, “We are once again engaged in a great gl...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Commentary: Most Americans want more global engagement
The novel coronavirus is a deadly reminder that in our interconnected world, grave dangers originating beyond our shores can prove devastating at home. In little more than six months, the virus has killed about 200,000 Americans, and the death toll keep rising.One might have expected Americans to respond to this plague by turning inward, focusing on addressing the health crisis that has befallen the country and putting people back to work — to reduce our vulnerabilities around the world by staying out of world affairs.That, indeed, has been the inclination of the Trump administration — which m...
Suarez cheating in passport exam?
The entire football world should well be aware by now that controversy and Luis Suarez are happy bedfellows.Being deliberately getting sent off for handball at a World Cup, biting opponents more than once with the venal thirst of a transylvannian bat, being found guilty of hurling racial abuse at Patrice Evra in his early Liverpool days – these are some of the more unsavory incidents the Uruguay striker has been seminal in over the past decade.It was announced Tuesday that the Italian authorities are conducting investigations on the 33-year-old for possibly having cheated to pass his Italian l...
Football Tribe Asia
Linking hands and paths
By HUANG QIFAN | China Daily Global | Updated: 2020-09-24 08:52Despite the pandemic disrupting global transportation, China-Europe freight trains have carried a record amount of goodsThe suspension of air and sea travel due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to international trade and logistics. Yet in the first half of 2020, the China-Europe freight trains made 5,122 trips, an increase of 36 percent year-on-year. And in August, 1,247 freight trains carried 110,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) between China and Europe, up 62 percent and 66 percent year-on-year resp...
Premiere: Volkswagen goes electric with made-in-USA ID.4 SUV
Volkswagen made its mark in the U.S. market with practical, affordable icons like the Beetle and Golf GTI. It hopes its first battery-powered vehicle, the ID.4, will do the same for electrics.The German brand took the wraps off the compact SUV on Wednesday. The ID.4 will be the first EV from a foreign carmaker to be built in the U.S. as it competes against similar SUVs from domestic brands like the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach E.Like its competitors, it will have a steep road to climb against cheaper, longer-range gas-powered vehicles. Compact SUVs like the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue and...
The Detroit News
Police: Suspected arson levels garage at Minneapolis-area home with 'Trump 2020' flags
MINNEAPOLIS — A suspicious fire before dawn Wednesday in a Minneapolis suburb destroyed a freshly vandalized residential garage where Donald Trump presidential campaign flags were displayed, authorities said.Police and firefighters responded to the blaze in the 6900 block of N. Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn Center shortly before 4 a.m. that burned down the detached garage and totaled three vehicles inside, according to police. Minor damage was done to the house, and were no injuries were reported.Officers and firefighters helped the family save three dogs and four puppies from the home, police sai...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
France shuts down Marseille nightlife as Europe battles virus spread
Paris (AFP) - Bars and restaurants in France's second-biggest city Marseille were ordered closed Wednesday as Europe surged past five million coronavirus cases, with France and its neighbours hoping tighter restrictions can slow the spread.Worldwide nearly 32 million people have been infected and more than 971,000 have died since the virus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019 and spread across the globe.After appearing to bring cases mostly under control with economically devastating lockdowns, Europe now faces a resurgence, forcing governments to consider reintroducing to...
'We're one of the winners': Record summer at Lake of the Ozarks
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Bars couldn’t keep up with the demand for Coors Light. Same with auto dealerships and new cars.Boat dealers had trouble keeping up and construction crews ran out of lumber needed to build new homes. The real estate market heated up so much that buyers made unsolicited multi-million-dollar offers on lakefront homes.And restaurants filled reservations even at odd hours late in the afternoon or night as one of the most uncertain tourist seasons ever at the Lake of the Ozarks turned into a record summer boom.The travel industry was among the first and hardest hit by the c...
The Kansas City Star