Angel Onuoha, CEO and Founder of BLK Capital Management, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss his firm's investment strategy and how it is helping create a talent pipeline for black students to enter finance.
A father filmed a racist encounter with a white woman who called him the n-word and phoned the police over a parking spot
The 34-year-old was picking up his children from his aunt's apartment complex when an elderly resident accosted him.
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Susie Zhao, the professional poker player whose charred remains were found in a remote Michigan park in July, was allegedly bound with zip ties and sexually assaulted before she was “lit on fire until she died” after meeting with a convicted sex offender, according to new court documents. Zhao, 33, was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on July 12 by her mother, the White Lake Township Police Department previously told The Daily Beast. The next day, her “badly burned” body was discovered at around 8:05 a.m. in a parking lot near the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, about an hour outside of Detroit. Last week, Jeffrey Bernard Morris, 60, was charged from his hospital bed with first-degree premeditated murder. Authorities discovered the convicted sex offender allegedly met Zhao in a motel room the night before her body was found. Morris, who is homeless and has a “lengthy criminal history” is currently in jail after being denied bail. A Pro Poker Player Was Found ‘Badly Burned.’ Was She Murdered Over Gambling?“This is not the end of the investigation into Susie’s death but the beginning of the pursuit of justice for her and her family,” White Lake Township Detective Chris Hild said in a press conference. “We can only hope that where we are today brings some level of comfort to the healing process.”In new court documents, first obtained by WXYZ, authorities revealed what occurred the night the pro poker player, known on the circuit as “Susie Q,” went missing. Cell phone records indicate Morris and the rising poker star first met on July 12. In an interview with police the night of his arrest on July 31, Morris admitted to picking up Zhao on Watkins Lake Road before they both checked into the Sherwood Motel at around 9:26 p.m. Morris told investigators the pair left the motel at some point to buy some alcohol and that Zhao left the motel at around midnight and took everything with her. Cell phone records, however, show the 33-year-old’s phone didn’t leave the motel until around 5 a.m on July 13, according to the court documents. Surveillance footage near the motel and cell phone records also show Morris left the room at around 5 a.m., before driving to a secluded section of the Pontiac Lake Recreation area—where Zhao was found. Court documents say that evidence suggests Morris was at the 3,745-acre park for about seven minutes. When Zhao was found the following morning, she was identified by fingerprints and was bound with zip ties. She had been sexually assaulted with a large object before being "lit on fire until she died,” the court documents state. A spokesperson for the Oakland County Medical Examiner told The Daily Beast that Zhao’s cause of death is currently unknown, pending an autopsy and toxicology results. When authorities pulled Morris over on a warrant in Ypsilanti weeks later, investigators found several hairs and other evidence with possible bloodstains. They also found duffle bags with a fitted bed sheet that appeared to have blood on it and a wooden baseball bat that also appeared to have a bloodstain. The items were taken to Oakland County Crime Lab for testing. Authorities are now scrambling to understand the motive behind the “mysterious death” that occurred just weeks after Zhao moved back to her home state of Michigan from California on June 9. Two childhood friends of Zhao previously told The Daily Beast that the poker player bounced between several cities—including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Florida—both for her job and because she was “a jet-setter.” According to PokerNews.com, Zhao was successful in the professional worker world, garnering several deep runs in the World Series of Poker Main Event—placing 90th in 2012 to earn $73,805. Over the course of her career, Zhao won $224,671, according to the poker database The Hendon Mob. Despite earlier speculation, authorities have said there is no evidence that Zhao’s death was connected to her gambling.“I don’t think there was ever anything else that she wanted to do. She was playing poker from a very young age,” Meredith Rogowski, a childhood friend, told The Daily Beast. “It was not a surprise. She was very bold and did whatever she wanted to do. Whenever we talked about her job, she was very nonchalant. But I do know it was exhausting to be in that world—it was long hours and some of the people she met weren’t always genuine.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Germany’s government urged citizens Wednesday to keep their guard up and stick to public health guidelines, as new COVID-19 infections hit a three-month high and schools reopened in the country's most populous state. Germany's response so far has widely been seen as successful in slowing the spread of the pandemic efficiently and quickly, but the country's disease control authority on Wednesday reported 1,226 new infections. Health Minister Jens Spahn said smaller and mid-sized outbreaks have occurred in almost all regions, largely driven by travelers returning from abroad and people partying or having family gatherings.
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Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has appeared to confirm he is in a new relationship with a much-younger woman, shortly after agreeing to a multi-million-euro settlement with his much-younger ex-girlfriend. Marta Fascina, 30, was photographed holding hands with Mr Berlusconi, 83, at his luxurious Villa Certosa in Sardinia, as they were about to board a yacht belonging to Mr Berlusconi’s long-time friend Ennio Doris. The four-time premier and media magnate, who has dominated Italian politics for more than 20 years, split in March from his partner of 12 years, Francesca Pascale, 35. The pictures were first published by Italian tabloid "Chi," owned by the Berlusconi family, which has been taken as confirmation of the relationship. According to reports in Italian media, the relationship was consolidated during quarantine and they have already moved in together to Mr Berlusconi's residence. Ms Fascina, a former journalist and press officer for Mr Berlusconi's soccer club AC Milan, has been a member of the Italian parliament's lower house since 2018 in Mr Berlusconi's Forza Italia party.
- The Week
Trump has pretty much eliminated daily intelligence briefings. Biden has already started receiving them.
Joe Biden may not hold public office, but he still may be getting more intelligence briefings than President Trump.The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has already started receiving briefings from the United States intelligence community, with the idea that if he takes the Oval Office in November, he'll already have been in the loop for a few months. But Biden has started receiving briefings while, simultaneously, Trump has drastically reduced the number of daily briefings he's getting.It's not clear how often Biden is receiving these briefings, but even one weekly briefing would mean he's getting filled in more often than Trump is lately, according to a HuffPost report.Trump has reportedly long been disinterested in daily intelligence briefings, but HuffPost actually sat down and analyzed how often he receives them. It turns out, he's never had more than 20 in a month, which Ned Price, a former CIA analyst and National Security Council spokesperson during the Obama administration, called "remarkable."The peak occurred in March 2017, when the president averaged 4.1 briefings per week, but that figure has reportedly plummeted to 0.7 per week since July 1. And the one he received Monday was the first since July 22, which Price argues is concerning given reports of foreign interference in U.S. elections and tensions with China. Read more at HuffPost.More stories from theweek.com Trump and his aides reportedly think they have Democrats in a 'real pickle' with the COVID-19 aid stalemate The case against American truck bloat Ohio drop box restrictions add new front to mail-in voting battle
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Trump and his aides reportedly think they have Democrats in a 'real pickle' with the COVID-19 aid stalemate
The Democratic-led House passed a huge COVID-19 aid package in May, the Republican-led Senate began discussing its more modest alternative in July, but after talks between congressional Democrats and the White House negotiating team broke down last Friday, it may well be September before any relief package reaches President Trump's desk. "In fact, we are told it could be weeks before any serious talks resume barring any significant events like Wall Street sell-offs or a run of truly dismal economic data," Ben White reports at Politico."The impasse leaves millions of jobless people without a $600-per-week pandemic bonus jobless benefit that has helped families stay afloat, leaves state and local governments seeking fiscal relief high and dry, and holds back a more than $100 billion school aid package," The Associated Press reports. "Money for other priorities, including the election, may come too late, if at all."House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are all in Washington, though rank-and-file members of Congress have returned to their districts and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, the other key member of Trump's negotiating team, "left Washington this week for an unspecified amount of time," The Washington Post reports.Talks are on hold for now because "Meadows is out for the week but mostly because the administration feels confident they have the upper hand politically," thanks to Trump's less-than-advertised executive orders, Politico's White reports. "One official said the White House feels it has Democrats in a 'real pickle.'" Pelosi and Schumer, meanwhile, "have adopted hardball negotiating tactics as they survey a tactical landscape that favors them," AP reports. "They have given some ground on the overall price tag, but say it's up to Republicans to acknowledge the scope of the crisis." Senate Republicans are sharply divided on whether more relief is even necessary.Schumer, Pelosi, and Mnuchin negotiated four huge COVID-19 relief packages in short order earlier in the pandemic, before Meadows took over as Trump's chief of staff, and Democrats largely blame his participation — and his pushing Trump to sidestep Congress with executive orders — for derailing the talks. "What the president doesn't understand is that Meadows knows how to do one thing — be a Freedom Caucus member," one senior administration official told the Post. "He isn't some consensus-builder or a dealmaker."More stories from theweek.com The case against American truck bloat Ohio drop box restrictions add new front to mail-in voting battle Trump has pretty much eliminated daily intelligence briefings. Biden has already started receiving them.
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Trump claims he would have beaten George Washington in election while bragging about non-existent poll numbers
If Donald Trump were to square off with US founding father George Washington in an election, the current president would have had a leg up — so says Mr Trump.“I don’t know if you’ve seen, the polls have been going up like a rocket ship. George Washington would have had a hard time beating me before the plague came in, before the China plague. And then, you know, like every other nation, like other countries, when you get hit, it affects you, and we went down a little bit,” Mr Trump said in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.
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People in China are back to buying German luxury cars. Europe's assembly lines are accelerating. Now the global economy is waiting for the United States to get its coronavirus outbreak under control and boost the recovery, but there's little sign of that.
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It doesn't sound like Defense Secretary Mark Esper will remain at his post for long after the November election, regardless of whether President Trump is re-elected, Bloomberg reports.Trump has reportedly said he intends to find someone else to run the Pentagon if he wins in November, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. And one source said Esper himself has told people close to him he intends to leave no matter the outcome, so, if the reports are accurate, the two do at least appear to be on the same page. On the other hand, an official close to Esper did tell Bloomberg he is committed to serving in the role as long as Trump wants him to.But it wouldn't be shocking if that turns out to be later this year — Trump has appeared frustrated with Esper on several occasions because the Pentagon chief doesn't always back him up on key issues. Esper also didn't agree with Trump's idea to send active-duty military to contain nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's death earlier this summer, Bloomberg notes. Read more at Bloomberg.More stories from theweek.com Trump and his aides reportedly think they have Democrats in a 'real pickle' with the COVID-19 aid stalemate The case against American truck bloat Ohio drop box restrictions add new front to mail-in voting battle
A teacher was able to mute the girl's feed before the suspect opened fire in her home, police say.
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Fauci said he thinks it's 'inconceivable' that he's received death threats 'when you are trying to promote public health principles to save people's lives'
"I just think it's a reflection of the divisiveness in the country," Fauci said. "It has taken on a political tone, like nothing I have ever seen."
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Environmentalists and local residents defeat a proposal to open tens of thousands of acres near three Utah national parks to oil and gas drilling.
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Emergency room visits for dog bites this spring in Colorado have nearly tripled those of last year at the same time.
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The president has attacked Joe Biden by trying to appeal to a community that no longer exists.
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Nestled between tranquil sandy beaches and the Santa Ynez mountains, Santa Barbara has long been a magnet for wealthy celebrities intent on privacy. So it is not hard to see why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen the sun-drenched Californian city as the place in which to put down their roots. The couple have purchased their first family home in the area and secretly moved in last month, their spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. "They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbours, as well as for them as a family," the spokesman told The Telegraph. A source said the couple hoped to lead "as normal a life there as possible" and planned to live in the city long term. "They have thought about this carefully and researched it well," the source said. "This is the place where they plan to be happy, make good friends and bring up Archie, giving him the chance to play with other children his age."
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Florida sheriff forbids employees, visitors to wear masks: If they do, 'they will be asked to leave'
Sheriff Billy Woods forbids his employees and those visiting his offices to wear masks in most circumstances. Florida does not have a statewide order.
Sturgis motorcycle rally attendees lounge in bikinis, pack into bars, and mock mask wearers: 'It's like COVID does not exist here'
One Sturgis vendor said he loves the old America vibes at the event that celebrates Trump, police, and the military.
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Low vitamin D levels may be linked to a higher chance of dying from the coronavirus — here's how to avoid a deficiency
Some research suggests a link between insufficient vitamin D levels and a higher risk of severe coronavirus cases. It's important to get enough.
Men are drinking human breast milk to grow muscle and beat cancer. It's unproven, and it could have dangerous downsides.
Episode 3 of the Netflix series "(Un)well" features men who drink breastmilk for bodybuilding and cancer prevention. Experts are skeptical.
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If you’re looking for a quintessential example of fragile masculinity, look no further. President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday morning that, in pledging to pick a woman as his running mate, Joe Biden has offended men everywhere.Trump made his comments in a simpering interview with Fox Sports personality and OutKick founder Clay Travis. Travis’ fearsome questioning covered why the president thinks the media is so mean to him, what sports he likes to watch on television, and if he thought Biden had made a mistake doing something so outlandish as to choose a woman as his as-yet-unannounced vice-presidential pick.Asked by Travis who he would pick if he was in Biden’s position, the president replied: “I would be inclined to a different route to the way he’s done. First of all he roped himself into a, you know, certain group of people.” For those unable to crack the president’s mysterious code, Travis explained: “He said he had to pick a woman.”Trump replied: “He said that. Some people would say that men are insulted by that, and some people would say it’s fine. I don’t know.”Trump then completely dismissed the importance of a running mate—before appearing to realize what he was saying, stopping himself, lavishing praise on his right-hand man Mike Pence, and then trashing the importance of Pence’s job yet again.“I will say this, people don’t vote for the vice.... You know, this is history, this isn’t necessarily me, this is history because we have a great vice president,” said Trump. “Mike Pence has been incredible actually. He’s been a great vice president and done a really, really good job in everything I’ve given him—but people don’t vote for the vice president, they really don’t.”Trump went on to say that it wouldn’t affect either his or Biden’s election chances if he had George Washington as his running mate or if he brought Abraham Lincoln “back from the dead.”The president was nominally on the OutKick show to discuss sports, but only really talked about it in relation to Black Lives Matter and the peaceful protests against police brutality against Black people being carried out by players.Inside OutKick, the Right-Wing Sports Site Pushing COVID TrutherismAsked for his thoughts on the NFL reopening soon, Trump responded, “If they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open. But other than that I’d love to see them open and we’re doing everything possible to get them open. They can protest in other ways, they shouldn’t protest our flag or our country.”Trump went on to criticize players taking the knee in the NBA, saying there was a “nastiness” about players’ peaceful protests, but praised the predominantly white National Hockey League, saying its players “respected the mores, they respected what they’re supposed to be doing.”Toward the end of the interview, Travis also asked the president who he considers the better player, Michael Jordan or LeBron James. In what Travis lauded as a “perfect answer,” Trump picked Jordan as “he wasn’t political, so people like him better.”Travis rounded off the hard-hitting interview by wishing Trump “good luck for the rest of [his] term—and maybe the next one too!”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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These man-made fires in the Amazon were caught on video by Reuters video journalists as they were lit, the same day Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasted the surge in fires as quote "lies." His comments come just over one year after he called devastating Amazonian wildfires last August the retaliatory work of non-governmental organizations after he cut their funding, without providing evidence. Fires in Brazil's Amazon for the month of August hit a nine-year high in 2019 and this month so far looks even worse. More than 10,000 fires have been recorded in the first 10 days of August, up 17% from the same period a year ago, according to data from the country's national space research agency. Experts say fires are not a natural phenomenon in the rainforest, but are usually man-made in order to clear land for pasture. Reuters spoke with one of those farmers clearing brush for pasture, who wished to remain anonymous. He said it's not his intention to do harm, but it's a necessary step to make a living. "We don't want fire to enter the part of the forest we have - because, how many lives are inside there? So, we don't want to destroy any lives. We're simply making a little clearing to be able to plant some fruit and some grass to raise cattle." Bolsonaro has dispatched the military to fight fires and deforestation since May, with the armed forces working with an environmental agency to combat fires near Apui, where the fires were seen burning by Reuters.. "Our commitment towards fighting fires and deforestation is strong. As you can see, in July of this year when taking into account July of last year, we recorded a 28% decrease in deforestation or burning in the region. But, even then, we are criticized. At the end of the day, Brazil is a powerhouse in agribusiness. We have threats against us all the time and unfortunately a few Brazilians are working against us on this issue in the Amazon." Foreign pressure is mounting on Brazil to protect the world's largest rainforest, an ecosystem vital to preserving climate change because of the vast amount of carbon dioxide that it absorbs. Activists want to avoid a repeat of the devastating fires that occurred last year.
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Ghislaine Maxwell complains of unusual guards and special uniform as she requests to be moved from ‘onerous’ New York jail
Ghislaine Maxwell has requested to be moved from her New York prison cell amid claims that she is being watched by guards who do not appear to be “regular personnel” at the jail where she is being detained.Lawyers for Ms Maxwell, 58, have written a motion to Judge Alison Nathan asking that their client be moved into the general prison population at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn.
Jimmy Lai tells the BBC he has no regrets, but believes his arrest is "just the beginning".
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A former University of Michigan football captain is coming forward to share his story of alleged abuse at the hands of a now-deceased sports doctor (Aug. 12)
An admitted KKK leader has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after driving a truck through a crowd of protesters in June
A Virginia man who boasted to police of his Ku Klux Klan rank was sentenced to six years in prison after driving his truck into a crowd of protesters.
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She was spiking his and his son’s drinks with cleaning chemicals and paint primer, police say
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President Trump started a war of words with Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Twitter. According to the president's tweet, he expects to win the votes of 'suburban housewives' over Biden, a voting bloc he thinks will help him win the election come November.
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Cuba’s six-decade dictatorship has come up with a new way of intimidating critics. It looks as if it were lifted out of Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” a dystopian science fiction television series. It is classifying government critics as “regulated persons” and denying them passports to leave the country.
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Most Americans support travel restrictions implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, but a poll finds disagreement over other immigration issues.
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Drop boxes are set to take center stage in the "2020 voting wars."On Wednesday, Ohio's Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose released a statement spelling out the rules and regulations for drop box usage during general election voting, and some viewed it as a red flag that could suppress voter turnout.LaRose says legitimate drop boxes will be placed only at county boards of elections, and that "boards of elections are prohibited from installing a drop box at any other location." But Democrats in the state are arguing there's no legal reason for such a restriction, and that limiting the number of drop boxes will make it more challenging for voters to get their ballots in on time during the coronavirus pandemic.It doesn't help that recent concerns about the slow pace of the United States Postal Service has some worried about delays to mail-in ballots. President Trump has even faced allegations of grinding the service to a halt deliberately.> This is the new front in the 2020 voting wars: placement of drop boxes. Wouldn't be happening if we did not have new concerns about the USPS's ability and willingness to move mail ballots. https://t.co/spbtAktijV> > -- Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) August 12, 2020The move is viewed by some as an attempt to cater to the Trump administration. > The mask is off. @FrankLaRose works for the Trump campaign, NOT Ohio voters. Outrageous. There is no statutory authority for this Directive. The Trump campaign is suing to stop drop boxes in PA. I guess that's the "litigation" he is afraid of? VoterSuppression https://t.co/K0WpjgXhpx> > -- Gretchen Bennett (@BennettGretchen) August 12, 2020More stories from theweek.com Trump and his aides reportedly think they have Democrats in a 'real pickle' with the COVID-19 aid stalemate The case against American truck bloat Trump has pretty much eliminated daily intelligence briefings. Biden has already started receiving them.
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On a brisk early morning in May 1996, 17-year-old Jessica Baggen left a party to walk back to her home in the small town of Sitka, Alaska, after celebrating her birthday with friends.When she missed her curfew, her parents gave her a little more time and then finally called police when she didn’t show up. In 1996, teens didn’t carry cellphones or post their every move on social media, so no one knew exactly where she was or with whom she had left her birthday party at her sister’s house.In the hours that followed, her parents pieced together her last steps and search crews combed a bike trail that ran through a woodland between her sister’s house and her parents’ home on Sawmill Creek Road.Two days after she disappeared, authorities finally found her body—brutally raped and fatally strangled.“On May 6 searchers found the shirt Jessica had been wearing when she was last seen alive,” Maj. Dave Hanson, of the Alaska State Troopers, said Tuesday during a Facebook livestream. “Less than two hours later, Jessica’s body was recovered approximately 70 feet off a bike path parallel to Sawmill Creek Road. She had been discarded, and hastily buried under a log beneath the trunk of a hollowed-out tree.”The case shocked the small town of 8,000, where kids felt safe and spent their free time fishing and playing sports. Her obituary, as described in the Anchorage Daily News, told of a teen who loved to cook and listen to Willie Nelson, and had especially loved what they called “Thanksgiving pie-making marathons.” She had plans to attend college in Arizona after graduation and pursue a career in photography.For 24 years, the case remained a cold one. One man falsely confessed to the murder and more than 100 others were cleared through DNA from forensic evidence taken from the crime scene.Then on Tuesday, a week after a 66-year-old man named Steve Branch took his own life after refusing to give a DNA sample to the Lone Oak Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas—which was working on the request of the Alaska Department of Public Safety—police announced they had solved the case.Alaskan officials had recently solved two other murders through genetic genealogy by sending historical forensic DNA coding to Parabon NanoLabs, which then searched online ancestry databases. The research led them to Branch, who lived in Sitka when Baggen disappeared. When he refused to comply with the request for DNA, police left to get a warrant for his arrest. A half hour after the police left his home, Branch shot himself in the head.A week later, police say that Branch’s DNA matches the samples found on the teen’s body. The use of genetic genealogy is not tested in court. The two other Alaska cases that led to arrests have yet to go to trial.The most recent involved 44-year-old Maine man Steven Downs, who was arrested in February 2019 after genetic genealogy tied him to the murder of Sophie Sergie, who was found dead on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in 1993, according to the Anchorage Daily News. A few months later, in September, 62-year-old Donald McQuade was arrested in Oregon for the murder of an Anchorage teen named Shelley Connolly, whose body was found in a road ditch in 1993.The focus on solving cold cases in Alaska was given a boost in 2018 by the family of another missing teen, Bonnie Craig, whose case was solved in 2016, 17 years after she was raped and murdered. The Craig family started a fund to pump money into the department that investigates cold cases, which has now led to the conclusion of the three recent cases.In the case of Baggen’s killer, after finding Branch’s family tree, they found that he had not only lived in Sitka when she was killed, but had also been investigated for sexual assault that same year. “Investigators established that Branch had lived in Sitka at the time of Jessica’s murder,” Maj. Hanson said Tuesday. “The Cold Case Unit also learned that in March of 1996, only a few weeks prior to Jessica’s murder, the Sitka Police Department had investigated Branch for sexually assaulting another teenage female. He was indicted and arrested for the incident in June of 1996, but was subsequently acquitted after a trial in 1997.”At a press conference in Anchorage on Tuesday, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Amanda Price said Baggen’s unsolved murder “haunted” the department. “While Branch will never face a jury of his peers in this case, we can finally say that Jessica’s case is solved,” she said. “There is no amount of time that can pass that a case can not be a priority for this department.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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A man in California has been caught erasing black lives matter messages drawn on the pavement by a three-year-old girl.Manette Sharick and her three-year-old daughter, Zhuri, had been drawing messages in chalk across the pavement outside her house including "Black Lives Matter".
Ghislaine Maxwell says she is being mistreated in jail and that she should be taken out of solitary confinement
Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell, who is in jail awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, want her released into her jail's general population.
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I'm a teacher in Florida and a caregiver to my 84-year-old father. My school district is making me choose between going back to work during the pandemic or losing my livelihood.
Tracey Hicks says her county's decision to reopen in-person classes will make middle-to-lower class communities of color "guinea pigs" for the rich.
- Miami Herald
FBI investigating shot fired at UH-1N Huey flying over Virginia which injured a crew member.
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Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned on Wednesday. In the region west of the Euphrates River where the Syrian regime is in control “conditions are as bad or worse” than they were leading up to the rise of the Islamic State, said Gen. Frank McKenzie. McKenzie said insurgents are operating with some degree of freedom, and he said the U.S. and its allies have little hope the Syrian regime will do anything to tamp down the group there.
Biden's advisers suggested one thing he might have been asking himself when picking his running mate was this: What Would Beau Do?
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Hopes that talks on a huge COVID-19 relief deal would generate an agreement soon are fizzling, with both the Trump administration negotiating team and top congressional Democrats adopting hard lines and testy attitudes. Now that President Donald Trump has issued a series of executive edicts and the national political conventions are set to begin, consuming the attention of both Trump and top Democrats, the talks seem to be on an indefinite pause. The urgency has evaporated now that rank-and-file lawmakers have been set free for the August recess, and while both sides still want an agreement — and pressure is likely to remain high — it’s looking more like a September legislating effort than an August one.
- Miami Herald
Scientists believe they may have discovered why the novel coronavirus affects some people so much more than others.
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Galileo Russell, HyperChange Founder, joined The Final Round to discuss Tesla announcing a five-for-one stock split and how the company stacks up to its competition.
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