Funeral to be held for Andrew Brown Jr. in North Carolina
Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver Monday’s eulogy for Andrew Brown Jr., who was killed by sheriff’s deputies serving search and arrest warrants at his Elizabeth City home on April 21. Brown, a black man, was shot five times, including once. fatally on the back of the head, according to an autopsy ordered by his family. Protesters took to the streets after a judge ruled against the dissemination of body camera footage of the shooting.
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Grand Canyon National Park seeks to reduce bison population
Hunters can apply as of Monday to participate in a controlled bison hunt in Grand Canyon National Park this fall. Federal officials want to reduce the park’s herd by 200 animals, citing damaged water sources, trampled vegetation and damaged archaeological sites. Bison are not native and descend from a herd brought to the area 115 years ago. Despite the possible benefits of a hunt, some experts fear the initiative will open the floodgates to more hunting in the country’s national parks. Candidates must pass a marksmanship test – put three of the five shots in a 4-inch circle at 100 yards.
Apple and ‘Fortnite’ publisher Epic Games face off on the App Store
A legal showdown between Apple and the publisher of Fortnite Epic Games is unfolding in federal court in Oakland, California on Monday. The lawsuit stems from Epic’s decision last August to allow players of its mobile games to pay directly for downloads and bypass Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store. Epic said it is effectively giving players a discount because Apple and Google are each slashing most purchases from their online stores by 30%. Apple and Google then removed “Fortnite” from their stores, which led to Epic suing the two companies, accusing their app stores of being anti-competitive and monopolistic. The trial is expected to last four weeks.
NYC city workers start returning to their offices
About 80,000 city workers who worked remotely during the pandemic will return to their offices from Monday. “We’re going to make it safe, but we need our city employees to return to their offices, where they can do the most to help their fellow New Yorkers, and this will also send a powerful message about the future of this. city, ”said Democrat Mayor Bill De Blasio, promising strict security measures. The city’s workforce of around 300,000 employees includes many officers such as police and firefighters who cannot work from home.
Two weather systems threaten flash flooding and drastic temperature changes in the United States
Parts of the southern plains, the Ohio Valley, the central Appalachians and the mid to lower Mississippi Valley will be threatened with severe thunderstorms and flash floods Monday and Tuesday as a storm that drenched Previously dry areas of Texas over the weekend slowly moving northeast to start. the week. Rain and heavy storms swept through Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and southern Missouri on Sunday evening as the storm swept through the region. A second weather threat is expected to develop over the Rockies through Monday, bringing wet snow to high elevations in Colorado and Wyoming and rain to parts of the northern and central plains, the National Weather Service said. . The rapidly evolving system will then head to the Midwest, where cities like Omaha, Nebraska and Minneapolis will experience temperature drops of up to 15 degrees below normal in early May.