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Cyclist Charged With Assaulting Teenagers Who Posted Fliers Against Police Brutality

A cyclist on a Maryland trail who was captured on video roughly grabbing a young woman while she posted fliers against police brutality was arrested and charged Friday with three counts of second-degree assault, the police said. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said the cyclist, Anthony Brennan III, 60, of Kensington, Md., was tracked down after the agency received hundreds of tips from people who had seen the video , which has been ... Full story

Biden formally wins Democratic nomination

Image caption This is Joe Biden's third attempt to win the presidency. Joe Biden has formally won the Democratic Party nomination to take on Donald Trump in November's presidential election. He said on Twitter that he had secured the 1,991 delegates needed and would fight to "win the battle for the soul of the nation". He had been the effective nominee since Bernie Sanders withdrew in April. Coronavirus - and its effect on the economy - and the ... Full story

Thousands in Australia defy bans at Black Lives Matter protests

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians gathered in protests on Saturday embracing the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, defying bans and police warnings that fines will be issued for breaching social-distancing rules. Demonstrators march to the Parliament House during a Black Lives Matter protest in Canberra, Australia, June 5, 2020 in this picture grab from a social media video. IAN ... Full story

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

By their nature, books are ill equipped to bring you breaking news; that’s journalism’s job. But today’s unrest has deep roots, so you’ll find echoes and reverberations in a couple of our recommended titles this week. Brit Bennett’s new novel, “The Vanishing Half,” offers a thoughtful look at the complexities of racial identity and belonging in America, and Deirde Mask’s “The Address Book” details how something as seemingly innocuous as a ... Full story

Denver police ordered to stop using less-than-lethal force against protesters

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators face off with police in riot gear near the Capitol building, to protest Monday's killing of African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer, in Denver, Colorado, U.S., May 28, 2020 in this image obtained from social media. Courtesy of Madison Lauterbach/Ms. Mayhem Magazine/@MsMayhem_Mag via REUTERS. DENVER (Reuters) - A United States District Court Judge ordered Denver police on Friday to ... Full story

Coronavirus: India overtakes Italy in cases with lockdown set to ease

Image caption The spike comes ahead of a further loosening of lockdown restrictions in the country. India has recorded close to 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Italy. The country now has the sixth-highest number of confirmed cases in the world, 236,657. There have been 6,649 deaths. The health system in Mumbai is on the verge of collapse while hospitals in the capital, Delhi, are reportedly ... Full story

Vietnam league restarts with packed crowds as coronavirus risk abates

NAM DINH, Vietnam (Reuters) - Thousands of fans poured into stadiums in Vietnam on Friday as the country resumed top-flight soccer without social distancing measures or curbs on crowd sizes, owing to its success in combating the spread of the novel coronavirus. Tran Ngoc Son of Viettel fights for the ball with players of Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh during a soccer match of the V.League, the national soccer league, after the Government eased nationwide ... Full story

Biden formally clinches U.S. Democratic nomination

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event about the U.S. economy at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware, U.S., June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg. (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, media reported, setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election. The Associated ... Full story

Mexico reports 4,346 new coronavirus cases, 625 deaths

Workers of a funeral parlour transport the body of a man, who had symptoms related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and died while being taken to the hospital by his family, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry reported on Friday an additional 4,346 cases of the novel coronavirus in the country as well as 625 new deaths, bringing the country’s confirmed total to ... Full story

A third of Trump’s support in 2016 came from evangelicals — and he hasn’t lost them yet Washington Post

For any other politician, President Trump’s response this week to a question about his faith would have inspired cringing from religious Americans. During an interview being conducted by Sean Spicer, his former press secretary asked if Trump had grown in his faith. “I think maybe I have, from the standpoint that I see so much that I can do,” Trump replied. “I’ve done so much for religion. The Johnson amendment. Getting rid of Mexico City. ... Full story

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