New York City lifting curfew early amid George Floyd protests, de Blasio says

Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week walked back his criticism of NYPD police officers for using force to restrain looters and rioters; instead he said the violence against officers is “intolerable.” The shift came a day after Cuomo slammed de Blasio and the NYPD for how they’ve handled the ongoing violence in the wake of Floyd’s death.

Cuomo says New York will pass ‘most aggressive’ policing reforms in country

“Attack fully or you will never defeat it. That’s the justice agenda,” Cuomo said. “And this has to be done on a federal level and it should be done on a federal level because it’s not a New York issue or California issue or Florida issue. It’s an American issue.”

Cuomo to sign additional police reforms in New York

What defunding the police looks like is different in various localities. In Minneapolis, the supermajority of the City Council seemingly supports a complete structural dismantling of the department. In other places, departments would remain in place but get fewer government resources, with some of their funding directed toward social justice programs.

Hyundai to Unveil Genesis EV Concept at New York Motor Show

IT Shows Replace Traditional Motor Expos for Carmakers Hyundai’s Operating Profit Plunges by Half Hyundai Looks Ahead with Latest Hydrogen Vehicle Hyundai Unveils Ambitious Eco-Car Plans Hyundai-Kia’s Plug-in Hybrid Sales Remain Weak at Home Eco Cars, SUVs Take Center Stage at Busan Motor Show

Orange is the new blue! Tom Brady trains with his Buccaneers teammates for the first time in Tampa as NFL teams prepare to re-open facilities

All non-essential employees, from coaches to custodial staff and scouts to secretaries, were ordered to work from home by the NFL. The league conducted free agency and the draft in altered forms to adhere to restrictions required to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Columnist warns Cuomo ‘will have to answer for what he did’ by making nursing homes take COVID patients

“Any fudging of numbers is an attempt by Gov. Cuomo, and his administration, to deflect responsibility over that directive,” she added. ”It also allows Cuomo to continue basking in undeserved adulation. New York has suffered the brunt of coronavirus deaths, many of them needlessly, yet the governor is treated like some kind of conquering hero.”

Charlie’s European predictions: Man City look to reach last four of Champions League

We have seen that they are an attacking team, but without Werner they will not be as potent. Christopher Nkunku plays left but is lightning quick. These are the type of games for him to come out of his shell. I look at this guy as a potential player to come to the Premier League. […]

Rumour Has It: Man City, PSG eye Liverpool target Thiago

— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 12, 2020 – Staying at Old Trafford and Paul Pogba’s future is yet to be sorted. Sky Sports reports the midfielder, who is contracted until 2021 with the club holding an option to extend it for a further year, is expecting talks over a new deal after United’s Europa League […]

Lafayette City Council postpones decision on 315 apartments that sparked a housing war

“I lived in Lafayette all my life, but I only realized in the later times how white the schools were … and how little socioeconomic diversity there was,” a young college student named Benji Levine said during the meeting. He and his brother, Jeremy Levine, recently formed a group called Inclusive Lafayette to advocate for […]

Trump’s New Cold War

Many people in Washington are angry at the Trump administration’s coddling of Saudi Arabia. They’re angry at Donald Trump’s efforts to exonerate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Outrage is spreading to America’s participation in Riyadh’s war in Yemen, where a Saudi blockade on the country’s main port has left 8 million […]