A U.S. District Judge in Tampa has dismissed a federal lawsuit that had alleged that President Trump kissed a former campaign staffer during a Florida rally three years ago.Judge William Jung issued a ruling on Friday that refers to 44-year-old Alva Johnson’s complaint as a “political lawsuit.”The suit was dismissed without prejudice, which means that Johnson can choose to refile it within 30 days.The former staffer says Trump made an unwanted advance toward her while they were at a campaign event in Tampa in August 2016. Johnson, who is black, also claims she was paid less than her white male colleagues.White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders recently called Johnson’s allegations “fabricated.”If Johnson refiles the lawsuit, Jung says it should be filed as a “tort and wages” dispute limited only to situations involving her.
Two Hernando County officers are reporting that they were forced to shoot a suspect who attempted to rob them when they responded to an advertisement for the sale of jet skies.The incident occurred at a home in Wildwood Sunday.According to the report, after responding to the advertisement, the off-duty officers met up with 19-year-old Terrance Jones Jr.Officials say Jones Jr. pulled out a gun on them and attempted to rob them. At that point, the officer identified themselves and pulled out their own weapons but Jones Jr. reportedly refused to drop his weapon. They then reported that Jones Jr. fired several shots in their direction and that’s when the officers fired back, striking him in the leg.During the investigation of the incident, the homeowner told authorities that he did not recognize Jones Jr. nor did he put up the jet skies for sale.Jones Jr. has since been taken into custody and charged with robbery, assault and other felonies. He is currently being held without bail.
Six people were injured on Saturday when a bolt of lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the PGA Tour championship in Atlanta, according to police.The third round of the season-ending event had been suspended for about half an hour due to stormy weather, and fans were seeking shelter. The lightning strike hit the top of the tree, which is just off the 16th tee, and shattered the bark to the bottom.Atlanta Police spokesman James H. White III says five men and one female juvenile were injured. All of them were taken to hospitals for treatment, and all were alert, conscious and breathing. The championship includes 30 players who are competing for the FedEx Cup and a $15 million prize.Golfer Justin Thomas, who was enjoying a one-shot lead through five holes when play was suspended, says he and players were eating in the clubhouse when “it felt like the entire clubhouse shook” from the thunder.The PGA Tour canceled play for the remainder of Saturday.
Sen. Rick Scott is asking the CDC to “take swift action” against a deadly cross-border outbreak of a new strain of the coronavirus, which started its human-to-human transmission in central China.Florida’s Republican U.S. @SenRickScott warns CDC director to not trust China to be truthful about outbreak of deadly coronavirus, and calls for high alert. https://t.co/Z5A8WKXtcb via @ScottFist #FlaPol pic.twitter.com/lmKw07heJv— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) January 22, 2020 Scott sent CDC Director Robert Redfield a letter expressing his concern over the accuracy of the information that Chinese health officials have released since the cluster of respiratory infections was linked to animals at a market in Wuhan.There is no vaccine or specific treatment for the virus, which officials said has already spread to Washington State, Thailand, Japan, Macao and South Korea. Sen. Scott is asking the CDC for more information.“China is rarely forthcoming,” Scott wrote on Twitter.Today, I’m urging the @CDCgov to take swift action to combat the threat of the #coronavirus & protect the health of Americans.China is rarely forthcoming, & I’m extremely concerned about the outbreak, which has already infected hundreds, including at least one person in the US. pic.twitter.com/abhbHIODpV— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 22, 2020 The World Health Organization is holding off on declaring the coronavirus a global health emergency.The WHO held an emergency meeting yesterday in Switzerland and plans to meet again today on the matter and are closely monitoring the “public health event.”Scott also asked Redfield to release more information about the federal government’s public health measures against the virus in coordination with state and local health officials.China’s most recent release of information places the death toll at 17, and reports doctors are treating 544 cases. Virologists are concerned there could be more unreported cases since some of the people infected only show mild symptoms.According to the CDC’s Tuesday report, the coronavirus patient in the U.S. is a man in his 30s who had returned to Seattle from Wuhan and remained in isolation at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.Chinese officials will start a quarantine in Wuhan on Thursday.
Three boaters were rescued Saturday evening in Belle Glade, after their vessel capsized.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the 1500 block of Torrey Island Road at 7:17 p.m. and located three patients in the water near the capsized vessel.The three people were brought back to shore and transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from the hospital Sunday, one week after being admitted for COVID-19, a spokesman said.“The PM has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery, at Chequers,” according to the source.Chequers is the official country residence of British prime ministers.“On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work. He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received,” the spokesman added.This is a developing story.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Intensive Care with COVID-19
The Marlins have ended their one week isolation in Philadelphia and are headed for Baltimore after there were no positive coronavirus tests for thesecond day in a row among players and staff.There were also no new positives among the Phillies from Saturday’s COVID-19 testing. Both teams haven’t played since squaring off last Sunday inPhiladelphia.The Phillies are slated to return Monday at the Yankees, and the Marlins are set to resume Tuesday against the Orioles.Are they asymptomatic? How may times did Juan Soto test positive and negative in a series of days? I’m not too confident in the testing here.https://t.co/ABAt3HdZeO— Reclaiming My Time (@AngryIrishman37) July 27, 2020
Montevideo, June 5: Uruguay have not changed their preparations for the team’s opening FIFA World Cup match against Egypt despite the likely absence of Mohamed Salah, the former champions’ coach Oscar Tabarez said.Salah has been given little chance of playing in the June 15 fixture in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth largest city, as he recovers from a shoulder injury.“Because of his characteristics, you need to take care about how you occupy spaces,” Tabarez told reporters on Monday.“But I think that changing all of our preparations for that reason (Salah’s probable absence) is over the top. We don’t even know for sure if he is going to play or not. If he plays, we will have to take precautions because of his very high level.” IANS
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI, July 13: Former captain of Assam Zakaria Zuffri will coach Assam Senior Cricket team this season. He will replace Lalchand Rajput. The Assam Cricket Association announced the name of coaches and selection panel for the forthcoming season. The association also brought new set of officials in the Assam Cricket Academy. Former coach of senior cricket team Subhrajit Saikia will be the Director of Assam Cricket Academy. On the other hand Satyagopal Chakraborty, Jayanta Choudhury and Nazreen Ahmed were named as the chairperson of senior, Junior and women Selection committee.
Paris: French Division 1 Feminine side Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday announced the arrival of the Danish forward Nadia Nadim, who joined from Manchester City through to June 30, 2019.Nadim, 31, made her professional debut at Danish club IK Skovbakken in 2006. From January to December in 2018, the Dane appeared in 15 matches for Manchester City, scoring four goals, reports Xinhua news agency.Nadim has been a regular in the Danish national team since 2009. She has a record of 85 caps and 29 goals, helping the team make into the final of Euro 2017.”I’m very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” said Nadim after penning the contract.”Paris Saint-Germain is a huge European club with which I hope to win many titles. It’s a team with a lot of ambition and a lot of talented players. I’m convinced that here I will find the perfect environment in which to shine both in France and internationally.””She’s an experienced player who will be invaluable for us given the big clashes we have coming our way in the second half of the season. Her international experience will help our squad develop even further,” Bruno Cheyrou, Paris Saint-Germain women’s sporting director, pointed out. IANSAlso Read: Sports News