Summary of US news from Reuters
Below is a summary of the latest US domestic news.
“Hollywood Ripper” sentenced to death for the murder of two women in California
A California judge on Friday sentenced a man nicknamed “Hollywood Ripper” to death for murdering two women in the early 2000s, one of whom was preparing for a date with actor Ashton Kutcher. Larry Paul Fidler, Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, sentenced Michael Thomas Gargiulo, a 45-year-old former handyman, air conditioning repairer, and aspiring actor, also known as the “Boy Next Door Killer” and “Chiller Killer” “From the media.
New York Governor Cuomo Deposed for Sexual Harassment – NYT
New York attorney general investigators are expected to come across a testimony from Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday as part of a sexual harassment investigation, the New York Times reported. Cuomo, 63, was up after public praise for his daily press conferences at the height of the coronavirus pandemic last year. But then he was suddenly faced with calls for resignation after stepping down after a spate of sexual harassment or misconduct allegations and revelations that his government had underreported care home deaths from COVID-19.
Facebook says it shouldn’t be held responsible for failing to meet vaccine targets
Facebook defended US President Joe Biden’s claim on Saturday that the social media platform “kills people” by allowing misinformation to be spread about coronavirus vaccines, saying the facts speak a different story. “The data shows that 85% of Facebook users in the US have been or are planning to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” Facebook said in a company blog post by Guy Rosen, a vice president of the company. “President Biden’s goal was for 70% of Americans to be vaccinated by July 4th. Facebook isn’t the reason they missed that goal.”
US Administer 337.24 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines – CDC
The United States administered 337,239,448 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country on Saturday morning and distributed 390,100,705 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday. Those numbers are up from 389,359,835 cans dispensed, up from 336,604,158 cans taken into arms by Friday, according to the CDC.
Three Texas state Democrats who fled to Washington test positive for COVID
Three members of a delegation of Democratic State Texas lawmakers who fled to Washington DC to block the passage of a restrictive new Republican-sponsored electoral law tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas State House Democratic Committee said Saturday With. Texas House’s three Democratic lawmakers were vaccinated against the coronavirus but tested positive in the past 24 hours, according to a caucus statement.
Oregon forest fire breaks out against an army of firefighters
Fed by bone-dry wood, a massive wildfire known as a bootleg fire raged across an Oregon forest, advancing 5 miles daily against an army of firefighters as it scorched another 15,783 acres on Saturday. Driven by gusts of 30 mph, it had burned more than 280,000 acres from its July 6 launch by the afternoon – and engulfed an area of woodland larger than New York City.
Biden promises to appeal the immigration ruling and calls on Congress to act
President Joe Biden on Saturday promised to uphold a program to protect hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation and promised to appeal a judge’s “deeply disappointing” verdict and urge Congress to: give them a path to citizenship. US District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled Friday in favor of a group of states led by Republican-ruled Texas that were suing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Hanen concluded that Democratic former President Barack Obama exceeded his powers by creating DC in 2012 through executive action in circumvention of Congress.
US tech company disappoints with DC ruling and urges Congress to act
Some US tech companies expressed disappointment at a federal judge ruling blocking new applications for a program to protect immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. US District Judge Andrew Hanen on Friday sided with a group of states suing for the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing that it was illegally launched in 2012 by former President Barack Obama has been.
“Unscientific:” The LA County Sheriff will not enforce a new mask mandate
A new mask mandate in Los Angeles County, due to go into effect one minute before midnight Saturday, aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19, is not being enforced by the county’s top legislature or its proxies. The Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health’s new mandate requires people to wear masks indoors even if they have already been vaccinated against the disease.
The Alaska Supreme Court says the recall campaign to remove the governor can continue
Political enemies of the Republican governor of Alaska have sufficient legal grounds to continue their campaign to remove his post by dismissal, the state’s highest court ruled on Friday. The campaign to recall Governor Mike Dunleavy, who has about 17 months left in office, is legal and can continue, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled.
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