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The Missouri couple who went viral for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters last year have been pardoned by the state's Republican governor.In June, 64-year-old Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, while his wife, Patricia, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment and a misdemeanor, according to online court records.Both husband and wife were fined and ordered to turn over the weapons used in the incident.Videos circulated on social media last year showed the white couple shouting at what appeared to be an unarmed crowd to keep off their property, at the height of the George Floyd protests.Patricia McCloskey pointed a handgun at the protesters while her husband held a semi-automatic weapon.The couple has claimed they were frightened for their lives.A St. Louis grand jury later indicted the couple on felony unlawful use of a weapon and tampering charges, which then-President Donald Trump said was an abuse of power.The McCloskeys later addressed the Republican National Convention in August and Mark McCloskey announced last month he would be running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican.In addition to the McCloskeys, Missouri Governor Mike Parson also pardoned 10 other people on Friday, according to documents from his office.
New evacuation orders were issued in northern California’s Plumas County as the Dixie fire reached 253,052 acres on August 3, according to the latest incident report.The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuation orders on August 3 for more areas as the fire grew.This video, filmed by Ty O’Neil on July 31, shows Meadow Valley engulfed by smoke and flames from the Dixie Fire at night.The Dixie fire was 35 percent contained as of the morning of August 3, according to official reports. Credit: Ty O’Neil via Storyful
Muhyiddin insists he still has majority support even without UMNO. This article, Muhyiddin’s fate as prime minister lies in September vote of confidence, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Luxury brand Louis Vuitton is 'celebrating' the founder's bicentennial birthday globally with a series of creative initiatives entitled Louis 200.
Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin refused to resign Wednesday after a key ally pulled support for him, but said he will seek a vote of confidence in Parliament next month to prove his legitimacy to govern. Shortly after a meeting with King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at the palace, Muhyiddin said in a national broadcast that he had been informed by the monarch that eight lawmakers from a key party in his ruling alliance had withdrawn support for him. The party, the United Malays National Organization, is the largest in the alliance with 38 lawmakers, but it is split with some not backing the premier.
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The Australian Olympic Committee will leave it to the country's rugby and football federations to investigate and punish the "unacceptable" drunken behaviour of players on a flight home from Tokyo, Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman said on Wednesday. Chesterman said he was "deeply disappointed" by the incidents on Thursday's Japan Airlines (JAL) flight, which involved excessive drinking, refusing to wear masks, ignoring cabin crew and one incident of an athlete vomiting in a toilet.
Team USA’s Katie Lou Samuelson reveals the disappointment, heartbreak and mental health struggles she suffered in the aftermath of being forced to skip the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19. Samuelson’s 3x3 teammates went on to make history, winning the gold medal in Tokyo.
Dubai's state airport operator expects a "surge" in passenger traffic over the coming weeks and months, its chief executive said on Wednesday, after the United Arab Emirates announced an easing of travel restrictions from African and Asian countries. The Gulf state, a major international travel hub, on Tuesday said it would scrap on Aug. 5 a transit flight ban which Emirates airline later said applied to passengers travelling from 12 countries, including major market India. The UAE will also lift this week an entry ban on those who had visited India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria or Uganda over the past 14 days for those with valid residencies and who are certified by Emirati authorities as fully vaccinated.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 ― Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Malaysia has extended a helping hand to the marginalised community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The convenience store has called on the...
Toyota's net profit soared more than fivefold in the first quarter as strong sales were fuelled by the recovery from the coronavirus crisis, but the firm left its annual forecast unchanged citing "uncertainties" ahead.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 ― Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today lambasted certain unnamed political leaders, alleging they had triggered a political tumult within the government for their own...
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PETALING JAYA, Aug 4 ― Kerala man Sajid Thungal who was feared dead in a 1976 plane crash wants to reunite with his family after not seeing them for 45 years. Thungal, now 70, left his hometown of...
Asyraf says there should be a political ceasefire until GE15.
All 12 members of the Greek artistic swimming team are in isolation after five tested positive for coronavirus in the first cluster detected at the Games, Olympic officials said Wednesday.
Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa.
Clearing Cameron Highlands for a theme park? The rakyat disagrees. This article, 5,000 Malaysians don’t want a theme park in Cameron Highlands, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
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