May 2, 2018

White man found guilty in beating of black man during Charlottesville rally

Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other alt-right factions with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Jacob Goodwin, part of a group caught on camera severely beating a black man during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August, was found guilty on one count of malicious wounding, and jurors recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, in addition to a rehabilitation plan, reports NBC 29.

Flashback: The incident, that left the victim DeAndre Harris with "a concussion, spinal fracture, eight staples to his head, multiple gashes, and a chipped tooth," per BuzzFeed, was part of the violence that erupted during a rally of white supremacists. Goodwin, a white nationalist, argued he acted in self defense, while Harris' attorney, Nina-Alice Antony, said Goodwin was looking for a fight, and that he was "outfitted for battle." Goodwin is the first of cour to face trial over the attack.

Go deeper

Coronavirus updates: New global case numbers surpass China's

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,800 people and infected over 82,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. As Denmark and Estonia reported their first cases Thursday, Scott Morrison, prime minister of Australia — which has 23 confirmed infections — told a news conference, "The risk of a global pandemic is very much upon us."

Go deeperArrowUpdated 43 mins ago - Health

Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee Molson Coors on Wednesday, including the 51-year-old gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at an evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

Go deeperArrowUpdated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

WHO official leads criticism of Trump's coronavirus response

President Trump with members of the new coronavirus task force, including Vice President Mike Pence at the White House on Wednesday. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, special advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization, told MSNBC Wednesday he found "most" of what President Trump said at his briefing on the novel coronavirus "incoherent."

The big picture: As the number of confirmed cases reaches 60 in the U.S., the top health professional — who was a health policy adviser in the Obama administration — is among several leading figures, in particular, Democrats, to criticize the president for his response to the outbreak.

Go deeperArrow4 hours ago - Health