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Girl, 7, and teens among the victims in Chicago’s violent July 4 weekend

A 7-year-old visiting a relative on Chicago’s West Side was fatally shot while playing with a group of kids — among the victims of a violent holiday weekend, the Chicago Police Department said Sunday. A 14-year-old was killed in a separate shooting, police said. The violence comes amid an uptick in shootings and homicides in…MORE

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth says Trump’s ‘priorities are all wrong’

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth says Trump’s ‘priorities are all wrong’

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Sunday condemned President Donald Trump’s divisive message at Mount Rushmore over the weekend, saying his “priorities are all wrong” and adding that he has failed in his response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump on Friday delivered a message that stoked racial and cultural division in the US, instead of unifying…MORE

Seattle protester who was struck by a car has died

Seattle protester who was struck by a car has died

A 24-year-old activist who was struck by a vehicle during a protest in Seattle early Saturday morning has died, a spokesperson for UW Medicine told CNN. Summer Taylor, the protester, was fatally injured when a man drove onto the closed Interstate 5 freeway into a crowd of protesters. Another protester, 32-year-old Diaz Love, was also…MORE

The pandemic could expose more Wirecards

The coronavirus pandemic has already seen one major accounting fraud. There could be more to come. The implosion of digital payments company Wirecard has set off a huge scandal in Germany, where financial regulators, auditors and the firm’s supervisory board are being asked how they missed a $2 billion fraud. Journalists, whistleblowers and skeptical investors…MORE