Tools

Il jet militare russo fa rifornimento in volo, la precisione dell’aggancio è millimetrica

Il jet militare russo fa rifornimento in volo, la precisione dell’aggancio è millimetrica

Iil momento in cui un Tupolev Tu-160, l’aereo da combattimento più pesante dell’aviazione russa, si aggancia al volo ad un tanker e far rifornimento di carburante.


Load more
Read full article on: video.corriere.it
North Carolina dog dies after contracting COVID-19, officials say
A dog in North Carolina died after contracting the coronavirus —  one of at least 13 cases nationwide of a canine catching the illness, health officials said Wednesday. The 8-year-old Newfoundland had been having trouble breathing when owners brought him to a state-run animal hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3, according to the Charlotte Observer....
9 m
nypost.com
Netflix’s ‘Million Dollar Beach House’ Brings ‘Selling Sunset’ to the Hamptons
Your next reality binge hits Netflix Aug. 26.
nypost.com
Voice of America leaders sidelined over pro-Biden video and foreign hiring
President Trump’s new leader at the Voice of America and its parent organization made sweeping staff changes this week in response to a pro-Joe Biden video and a review of foreign worker hiring, The Post has learned. Michael Pack, who took the helm of the US Agency for Global Media in June, previously fired a...
nypost.com
Postal worker union head says vote-by-mail safe, calls partisan attacks against USPS 'shameful'
More Americans will be casting their ballots through the U.S. mail this year due to the strictures and health risks of the coronavirus pandemic, but the debate over whether it is feasible and safe continues to brew with a little more than 80 days till election day. 
foxnews.com
NYC apartment listing with absurd, raunchy description goes viral
What happens in the bedroom doesn't always stay in the bedroom — especially when you're trying to rent it.
nypost.com
Apple and Tesla just announced stock splits. Here's what that means for your investments
Apple and Tesla, arguably two of the market's most popular companies, both announced stock splits in recent weeks. Are these maneuvers good or bad for investors?
edition.cnn.com
Litman: Michael Flynn's latest day in court adds up to a probable win for Trump, partisanship and corruption
The likely bottom line of the Flynn saga: The man who compromised U.S. national security, and then lied about it, will walk.
latimes.com
Listen to Episode 37 of ‘Up In The Blue Seats’: Rangers Hit Alexis Lafreniere Jackpot
While the Rangers’ season may have ended abruptly in the Toronto bubble when they were swept by the Hurricanes, they quickly had something to celebrate. They won the Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the right to the No. 1 overall pick. It was a busy Season 1 finale of “Up In...
nypost.com
Missing movie theaters in quarantine? Head to drive-ins at movie studios and Walmart
Looking for a drive-in movie theater near you while taking coronavirus precautions? Scroll through our list of favorite drive-ins across the country.        
usatoday.com
Yankees’ concern leads to Aaron Judge being scratched from lineup
So there is something up with Aaron Judge. The Yankees star right fielder was left out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves due to lower-body tightness, Aaron Boone told reporters. “We’re hoping to get out ahead of and hopefully prevent an injury moving forward,” Boone said. Judge exited Tuesday’s win against the Braves before...
nypost.com
How Amanda Kloots is coping with Nick Cordero’s death: Fitness is ‘therapy’
Kloots is teaching her first workout class since losing her husband to COVID-19 in July
nypost.com
More companies are adopting paid menstrual leave policies
"While we don’t fully understand what women go through, we need to trust them when they say they need to rest this out," said Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal.
nypost.com
André Balazs shares plan to turn Chateau Marmont into a private club
Perks would include personal butlers, extended stay bookings and year-round storage for members’ stuff, but pricing is so unknown.
nypost.com
Watch Live: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Make First Appearance as Democrat Ticket
Presumptive Democrat nominee and vice presidential pick Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) are set to make their first joint appearance as the Democrat White House ticket in Delaware. 
breitbart.com
Lawyers mobilize for an all-out battle over America's election
Elie Honig writes that months before Election Day, around the country we are seeing court cases about whether or not millions of people will be able to vote safely by mail as the Coronavirus crisis rages on. These cases ultimately could determine the outcome of the 2020 race for the White House, and Republicans and Democrats alike recognize the stakes and are braced for war.
edition.cnn.com
Stein Mart to close hundreds of stores after going bankrupt
"We loved serving our communities over the years," says CEO of 112-year-old discount store chain.
cbsnews.com
The Court Proceedings in the Michael Flynn Case Have Turned Into a Farce
The public may never learn the full extent of the stunningly irregular process through which William Barr intervened to protect Flynn.
slate.com
Prosecutors charge 3 alleged R. Kelly accomplices of threatening, intimidating accusers
Three men accused of intimidating and threatening women -- who have accused embattled musician R. Kelly of abuse -- have been charged by federal prosecutors. 
foxnews.com
Warner slams Trump over mail-in voting worries
Warner slams Trump over mail-in voting worries       
usatoday.com
Trump holds news conference
The Trump campaign is calling Harris a "phony" and Biden's liberal "handler."
cbsnews.com
Star Wars ride at Disney World temporarily closes after lightning strike
A guest at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida caught a dramatic lightning strike on video that reportedly temporarily shut down a ride.
foxnews.com
Judge cites 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in striking down migratory bird protection changes
A federal judge referenced the literary classic "To Kill A Mockingbird" when striking down a Trump administration policy that she said upended decades of protections for birds.
edition.cnn.com
Wisconsin police shooting suspect taken into custody in Gary, Indiana
A Wisconsin fugitive accused of shooting a police officer has been taken into custody in Gary, Ind., authorities said Wednesday.
foxnews.com
Rockets' Russell Westbrook diagnosed with quad injury, will miss final seed-in games
Rockets GM Daryl Morey said an MRI revealed that guard Russell Westbrook has a strained quadricep in his right leg and will miss final seed-in games.        
usatoday.com
Kamala Harris calls Trump ‘serial predator’ in fundraising email
Sen. Kamala Harris, fresh off being announced as Joe Biden's running mate, is wasting no time going on offense against President Trump as the presumptive Democratic nominee for vice president.
foxnews.com
Tennessee woman renews license online, but ID arrives with picture of empty chair
DMV admitted mistake and sent a new one
foxnews.com
Trump and Republicans send mixed messages on Kamala Harris
"So, I was a little surprised that he picked her," President Trump told reporters Wednesday. Vice President Pence said, "It's no surprise that he chose Senator Harris."
cbsnews.com
Joe Maddon: David Fletcher is 'an everyday player' even after Andrelton Simmons returns
Injured shortstop Andrelton Simmons could be back soon, but Angels manager Joe Maddon said he will find a way to keep David Fletcher in the lineup.
latimes.com
Joe Biden’s criminal justice reform plan, explained
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about his foreign policy vision for America on July 11, 2019. | Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden’s new criminal justice reform plan reverses some of the policies he helped make law. Former Vice President Joe Biden spent decades in the Senate implementing many of the “tough on crime” policies increasingly criticized by the left, libertarians, and racial justice activists, especially in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. But now Biden is running to dismantle much of that legacy with a sweeping, progressive criminal justice reform plan. Biden’s plan was released before he became the Democratic nominee, and before the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd triggered a national reckoning over race and policing. But the plan, which Biden’s team told me is still his core criminal justice platform, nonetheless addresses many of the concerns raised by protesters not just about police but the criminal justice system more broadly — in a serious effort by Biden to align his views with a shift in crime politics, particularly among Democrats, over the past three decades. Most relevant to the Black Lives Matter protests, Biden’s plan supports an array of police reforms — boosting funds for federal efforts to incentivize police reforms at the local and state level, while taking steps to hold local and state police more accountable for abuses. It also includes many other ambitious goals: to decriminalize marijuana, eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crimes, end the death penalty, abolish private prisons, get rid of cash bail, and discourage the incarceration of children. It even seeks to end policies that Biden previously backed — most notably, a sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses that contributed to racial disparities in federal incarceration. It’s largely aimed at reducing incarceration and fixing “the racial, gender, and income-based disparities in the system,” according to Biden’s campaign. Biden would also create a new $20 billion grant program that encourages states to reduce incarceration and crime. And he’d direct the savings from less incarceration at the federal level, along with additional federal money, to boost spending on education (including universal pre-K), mental health care, addiction treatment, and other social services. Altogether, it’s an incredibly progressive plan — going much further than President Donald Trump, who has no criminal justice reform plan, has proposed. Biden introduced the plan during the primary, as Democratic candidates competed to prove their progressive credentials on criminal justice issues. But the plan has only gained relevance since then, as Black Lives Matter protests have taken off across the US this year, and after Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) — another lawmaker with a mixed record on criminal justice issues — as his running mate. For Biden, though, the topic is of particular interest because his long record in the Senate goes against many of the preferences of today’s Democratic voters on criminal justice issues. As a member and head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he wrote and was the key leader in passing policies that helped develop today’s punitive criminal justice system — escalating mass incarceration, the war on drugs, and more aggressive policing. That’s made Biden a consistent target for criminal justice reformers for years, going back to his time in President Barack Obama’s administration. “There’s a tendency now to talk about Joe Biden as the sort of affable if inappropriate uncle, as loudmouth and silly,” Naomi Murakawa, author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America, told the Marshall Project in 2015. “But he’s actually done really deeply disturbing, dangerous reforms that have made the criminal justice system more lethal and just bigger.” Biden’s criminal justice plan, then, isn’t just a chance to line up with the preferences of most Democratic voters. It’s also an opportunity to try to make up for the mistakes of his past. There are major questions about how effective Biden’s plan will be in reversing the war on drugs and mass incarceration, given that much of criminal justice policy is driven not at the federal level but at the state and local levels. But Biden’s plan, at least, is a genuinely decent start at reforming a system that’s made the US the world’s leader in incarceration and led to high-profile examples of police abuses and killings over the past several years. What Biden’s criminal justice reform plan does Biden’s plan is quite comprehensive, and you can read it in full at his campaign’s website. But to get a sense of what Biden is trying to do, here are several notable pieces: A $20 billion grant program to encourage states to reduce incarceration and crime: Modeled after the Brennan Center for Justice’s proposal, this would encourage states to reduce their use of prison by pushing them to, for example, eliminate mandatory minimums for nonviolent crimes. As it stands, nearly 88 percent of prison inmates are held at the state level, so this is the biggest chance in Biden’s plan at having a really broad impact on overall levels of incarceration. (Although similar efforts have failed before, and there’s the question of what to do with people in for violent crimes, who make up the majority of state inmates.) Use the president’s clemency powers to reduce incarceration: The president has broad powers to pardon or reduce people’s prison sentences. Biden vows to use these powers, much like President Barack Obama did, to reduce “unduly long sentences” for nonviolent and drug offenses. Eliminate the death penalty: Biden would push for legislation that ends the death penalty at the federal level and encourages states to do the same. Reel back punitive drug laws: There are several ways that Biden seeks to accomplish this. He would move to end federal mandatory minimum sentences. He’d push to decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level and allow states to legalize marijuana without the threat of federal interference. He’d end the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine, which has fueled racial disparities in prison sentences. He’d direct people who use drugs to drug courts and treatment instead of incarceration. Reform the police: Biden commits $300 million to the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, which has historically had mixed success in reforming police departments but he argues was never properly funded. He’d also try to empower the US Department of Justice to hold police departments accountable for abuses — something that President Donald Trump’s administration has worked against. (But as with efforts to reduce incarceration, there’s a question just how effective federal interventions would be in these areas, given that most policing is done at the state and local levels.) Create checks on prosecutorial power: Prosecutors are some of the most powerful actors in America’s criminal justice system, operating with few if any checks on their decisions. Biden would aim to chip away at that, pushing to let the Justice Department investigate prosecutorial misconduct and establishing a task force, outside the Justice Department, that would “make recommendations for tackling discrimination and other problems in our justice system that results from arrest and charging decisions” by prosecutors. He’d also move to expand resources for public defenders, who are the ones often facing prosecutors in court. Tackle various root causes of crime: Biden promises to boost spending on education, housing, mental health care, addiction treatment, after-school programs, and other social services. Some programs will be offered within prison and to the formerly incarcerated, too, to help with rehabilitation. The idea is to tackle what experts and activists characterize as the root causes of crime, which, if successfully addressed, should lead to less crime — and incarceration — in the long term. The plan goes beyond these examples. But together, these provisions exemplify the kind of comprehensive approach that Biden is going for: one that tackles every major aspect of the criminal justice system in some form. One big question for Biden’s plan is whether Congress would go along with any of this. There are some parts of Biden’s plan he could do on his own as president — most notably, clemency. But he’d need Congress’s approval for the majority of his proposals, from the $20 billion grant program to ending mandatory minimums to tackling the root causes of crime. Given that Congress took years to pass a fairly mild form of criminal justice reform with the First Step Act, it’s unclear if federal lawmakers are truly ready for more ambitious proposals. Still, the plan indicates that Biden, at least, is ready to go bigger on criminal justice reform. Biden has a long record of supporting “tough on crime” policies Since he announced his run for president, Biden has been dogged by questions about his criminal justice record. Throughout decades in the Senate, Biden spent much of his time pushing for policies that led to more incarceration and a harsher war on drugs. Here are just a few examples: Comprehensive Control Act: This 1984 law, spearheaded by Biden and Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC), expanded federal drug trafficking penalties and civil asset forfeiture, which allows police to seize and absorb someone’s property — whether cash, cars, guns, or something else — without proving the person is guilty of a crime. Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986: This law, sponsored and partly written by Biden, ratcheted up penalties for drug crimes. It also created a big sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine; even though the drugs are pharmacologically similar, the law made it so someone would need to possess 100 times the amount of powder cocaine to be eligible for the same mandatory minimum sentence for crack. Since crack is more commonly used by black Americans, the sentencing disparity contributed to racial disparities in incarceration. Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988:This law, co-sponsored by Biden, strengthened prison sentences for drug possession, enhanced penalties for transporting drugs, and established the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which coordinates and leads federal anti-drug efforts. Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act: The 1994 law, partly written by Biden, imposed tougher sentences and increased funding for prisons, contributing to the growth of the US prison population from the 1990s through the 2000s — a trend that’s only begun to reverse in the past few years. It also included other measures, such as the Violence Against Women Act that helped crack down on domestic violence and rape, a 10-year ban on assault weapons, funding for firearm background checks, and grant programs for local and state police. (For more, read Vox’s explainer on the law.) Biden was explicit about his “tough on crime” goals with these measures. In 1989, at the height of punitive anti-drug and mass incarceration politics, Biden even went on national television to criticize a plan from President George H.W. Bush to escalate the war on drugs. The plan, Biden said, didn’t go far enough. “Quite frankly, the president’s plan is not tough enough, bold enough, or imaginative enough to meet the crisis at hand,” he said. He called not just for harsher punishments for drug dealers but to “hold every drug user accountable.” Bush’s plan, Biden added, “doesn’t include enough police officers to catch the violent thugs, not enough prosecutors to convict them, not enough judges to sentence them, and not enough prison cells to put them away for a long time” — a direct call for more incarceration. Later on, when the 1994 crime law passed, Biden boasted that “the liberal wing of the Democratic Party” was for “60 new death penalties,” “70 enhanced penalties,” “100,000 cops,” and “125,000 new state prison cells.” All of this reflected a broader movement in the Democratic Party to both address the growing issue of crime and overcome successful Republican attacks about how Democrats are “soft on crime.” This helps explain not just why Biden said and did all these things, but why Bill Clinton signed the 1994 crime law and ran on its “tough on crime” provisions — including his support for the “death penalty for drug kingpins” — during his reelection bid in 1996. Biden has offered a mea culpa of sorts for some of his past, acknowledging that creating extra punitive penalties for crack was “a big mistake,” and supporting efforts to reel back those penalties. “I haven’t always been right,” Biden said in 2019, speaking specifically to criminal justice issues. “I know we haven’t always gotten things right, but I’ve always tried.” At the same time, Biden has walked a line in response to Black Lives Matter protests, trying to balance calls to reform the police, which Biden backs, and abolishing the police, which he doesn’t support. It’s a balancing act for Biden, as he moves to the left but aims to avoid alienating the majority of voters. A remaining worry in the criminal justice reform space is what would happen if, say, the crime rate started to rise once again. If that were to happen, there could be pressure on lawmakers — and it’d at least be easier for them — to go back to “tough on crime” views, framing more aggressive policing and higher incarceration rates in a favorable way. Given that the central progressive claim is that these policies are racist and, based on the research, ineffective for fighting crime in the first place, any potential for backsliding in this area once it becomes politically convenient is very alarming. The concern, then, is what would happen if crime started to rise under President Biden: Would he fall back on old “tough on crime” instincts, calling for harsh prison sentences once again? “[E]ven if Biden has subsequently learned the error of his ways,” Branko Marcetic wrote for Jacobin, “the rank cynicism and callousness involved in his two-decade-long championing of carceral policies should be more than enough to give anyone pause about his qualities as a leader, let alone a progressive one.” Biden’s plan can only go so far For all the concern about Biden’s record, it’s unclear how effective any president can be on criminal justice issues. Consider the statistics: In the US, federal prisons house about 12 percent of the overall prison population. That is, to be sure, a significant number in such a big system. But it’s relatively small in the grand scheme of things, as this chart from the Prison Policy Initiative shows: Prison Policy Initiative One way to think about this is what would happen if President Biden used his pardon powers to their maximum potential — meaning he pardoned every single person in federal prison right now. That would push down America’s overall incarcerated population from about 2.1 million to about 1.9 million. That would be a hefty reduction. But it also wouldn’t undo mass incarceration, as the US would still lead all but one country in incarceration: With an incarceration rate of around 600 per 100,000 people, only the small country of El Salvador would come ahead. Similarly, almost all police work is done at the local and state level. There are about 18,000 law enforcement agencies in America — only a dozen or so of which are federal agencies. Biden’s plan acknowledges this by including provisions that ask the states to reform their criminal justice systems and reduce incarceration. At the same time, studies show that previous efforts to encourage states to adopt criminal justice policies with federal funding incentives, including the 1994 crime law, had little impact; by and large, cities and states embrace federal incentives on criminal justice issues only if they actually want to adopt the policies being encouraged. Criminal justice reform, then, is going to fall almost wholly to cities, counties, and states. Notably, too, those local and state reforms will require at least some focus on reducing punishments for violent crimes, because the majority of people in state prisons are violent offenders. But Biden’s plan, like most criminal justice reform proposals, focuses largely on nonviolent and drug offenses. All of that raises questions about how effective Biden’s plan would be for truly reversing incarceration. At the very least, though, the plan would begin to rework the federal system — which is still the largest in the country. And it tries to signal to criminal justice reformers that, after years to the contrary, Biden has moved to their side.
vox.com
Lauren Conrad launches clean beauty line
Get ready to cry some mascara tears of joy.
nypost.com
Tara Reade wants media to ask Harris about 'smear campaign' over sex assault claim against Biden
Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade has called on the media to ask Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., about the "smear campaign" Reade alleges was waged against her after her claim the presumptive Democratic nominee sexually assaulted her in 1993 was made public earlier this year.
foxnews.com
Seattle police cuts face potential federal pushback
A proposal by Seattle City Council this week to strip the police department of funding and officers may face roadblocks because of a consent decree with the federal government.
foxnews.com
Reaction to Big 10 fall football being cancelled
Football officials are reacting to decisions to the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences to not play this fall out of concerns about COVID-19.(Aug. 12)       
usatoday.com
Bon Appétit videos will return in September after mass exodus
The new videos on the popular channel will include some old faces and new -- diverse -- ones.
nypost.com
Former Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd dies at 78
Former Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd was in a motorcycle accident on July 29 in his home state of Washington.        
usatoday.com
Who is Sarah Cooper? All about viral Trump impersonator who just bagged a Netflix special
Comedian Sarah Cooper just bagged a Netflix special. Here are her thoughts on the viral Trump impressions that have launched her social media stardom.        
usatoday.com
Depression, heartbreak and then a reckoning: The rebirth of Katy Perry
After fighting through what her friend Sia calls a "real breakdown," a resilient Katy Perry is set to deliver her first child and a new album, "Smile."
latimes.com
In the Republican Party, the inmates are running the asylum
The corruption and co-opting of the Republican Party by conspiracy theorists, anti-science promoters, White nationalists and kooks is becoming more total with every passing day, writes SE Cupp -- the most recent example, Marjorie Taylor Greene the winner of House primary runoff election in Georgia, and a QAnon supporter.
edition.cnn.com
Six new coronavirus cases detected in small Alaskan town where almost everyone lives in the same building
A family of six in Whittier, Alaska -- where almost all of the city's residents live in one building -- has contracted Covid-19, officials said.
edition.cnn.com
The Electoral College explained
Are you wondering how the US election actually works? CNN explains how the Electoral College picks American presidents.
edition.cnn.com
Arkansas man plants mystery seeds from China; USDA preps to destroy
A man from Booneville, Ark. planted unsolicited mystery seeds he received from China weeks before government officials issued their warnings not to.
foxnews.com
Devastation from Midwest derecho continues to grow: 'It feels like we got kicked in the teeth'
The impact of a wind storm that tore through the Midwest continued to grow Wednesday.
foxnews.com
Opinion: NBA's bubble has been so successful, let's do it again next season
The NBA has successfully resumed its season inside a bubble in Florida. How will Commissioner Adam Silver make it work for the 2020-21 season?        
usatoday.com
Lake George seeks to address zoning gap
edition.cnn.com
Two people face charges for holding party
edition.cnn.com
County announces $2,000 grants to help salons
edition.cnn.com
Law enforcement seizes THC-laced candy
edition.cnn.com
Concerns as university students return to town
edition.cnn.com