Chicago unrest leads to 100 arrests. The fate of college football this fall is in question. And the Lebanese government up and quit.
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100 arrested, 13 officers injured after Chicago crowds clash with police
Following a weekend of violence in many major cities, police in Chicago said 100 people were arrested and 13 officers were injured after hundreds smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police on Monday. About 400 officers were dispatched to Chicago's downtown area after seeing posts on social media encouraging a "caravan" of cars to engage in looting, Chicago police said. Police said the posts appear to have been prompted by an earlier incident in which police officers wounded a 20-year-old man who shot at them. A Facebook video later circulated falsely claiming police had shot and killed a 15-year-old boy.
Football fans, this one is going to hurt
The Big Ten conference is on the verge of opting out of playing football this fall, according to three people with knowledge of the league's decision. Though conference presidents were in agreement against conducting a season in the fall, what will happen during the spring season remains unclear. Coming during a tense week of emergency conference meetings, the decision signals college football's inability to grapple with the health and safety measures needed to combat the widespread transmission of the coronavirus. The Big Ten's move could lead to a domino effect of similar moves across the NCAA's Power Five conferences.
- President Donald Trump tweeted support for college football players amid talk of season cancellation.
What everyone’s talking about
- President Trump was abruptly taken out of tbriefing room as the White House went into lockdown following a shooting.
- Celebrity chef Rachael Ray and her family were not harmed when a fire roared through their home.
- TSA is finding more loaded guns in luggage as flyers return. And 80% of the guns are loaded.
- Antonio Banderas revealed on his 60th birthday that he tested positive for coronavirus.
- A 99-million-year-old fossil of a "hell ant" is giving researchers a glimpse into the creature that used tusk-like jaws to hunt its victims.
- It's a girl! Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger welcome first child together, Lyla Maria.
Ex-McDonald's CEO sued over alleged sexual relationships
McDonald's is suing its former CEO of allegedly hiding sexual relationships with employees. The fast-food giant alleges Steve Easterbrook, who was dismissed in November, conspired to keep photographic and video evidence of those relationships secret, violating human resources policies. The company said Monday that an investigation uncovered dozens of nude or “sexually explicit photographs and videos” of women, including employees, on his company email account. Easterbrook was fired last year after he admitted to having had what McDonald's called a "non-physical, consensual relationship” with an employee – but that person was not one of the three women with whom Easterbrook allegedly had sexual relationships detailed in the lawsuit.
'Horrific' explosion in Baltimore
A "major gas explosion" rocked northwest Baltimore on Monday, killing at least one person and leaving several others trapped and injured. According to the city's local fire union, at least three homes were destroyed in the blast. Multiple people, including children, were rescued from the rubble as crews continued to search for more trapped occupants Monday afternoon. The explosion was massive: Photos from the area showed the rubble of the collapsed structures next to other row houses as fire officials searched through debris. Gov. Larry Hogan called the explosion "horrific.”
- Black male leaders say Joe Biden will lose the election if he doesn't choose a Black woman as vice president.
- A derecho – a dangerous, ferocious wall of wind – is taking aim at the Chicago area.
- Drive the plastic highway? How a California company's innovative repaving process could lead to the "holy grail" of road construction.
- China sanctions 11 U.S. politicians, including Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
- Trump says adding his face to Mount Rushmore would be a "good idea.' But it would likely be impossible.
Lebanon’s government resigns after deadly Beirut explosion
Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is “bigger than the state.” Prime Minister Hassan Diab's cabinet also resigned, potentially deepening Lebanon's turmoil amid growing anti-government sentiment and calls for political reform. The move follows a weekend of anti-government protests in the wake of the Aug. 4 explosion that killed at least 160 people and injured about 6,000 others. The Lebanese people blame corruption and neglect for the tragic disaster.
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