Plane crashes into house in Michigan – three people die

An accident occurred in the US state of Michigan: A small plane crashed into a residential building. The occupants and the pilot did not survive.

A small plane crashed into a house in the parish of Lyon Township, Michigan. The local media reported, citing the Oakland County Sheriffs Department. (You can see video recordings of the accident site in the video above or here.)

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said the three people were believed to be the pilot and occupants of the plane. A family of five in the house managed to get to safety. However, the family said their cat did not survive. The family left the room shortly before the crash.

The crash site is near Oakland / Southwest Airport, formerly known as New Hudson Airport. It is unclear whether the plane was en route to this airport.

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In Asia, Taiwan and the question of the “red line”

It will be the certainty and concern of 2021 in Asia. Taiwan will remain at the heart of the tensions between the United States and China, with the fear that they will degenerate into an uncontrollable perilous crisis in this region in cold peace. In recent months, the vibrant Taiwanese democracy has been the victim of dozens of incursions into its airs and waters by Chinese devices. A military and security force that is part of a climate of growing mistrust and with recent calls for greater support to be given to the 23 million Taiwanese.

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After the suffocation – without much international dispute – of Hong Kong, which was yet to embody the principle of “one China, two systems”, the risk is real of seeing the Chinese authorities push their regional hegemony further. Especially in this year when they will celebrate the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party.

“Not in a thoughtless way”

During his speech of

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Two children die in a fire in Detroit | The world

A mother escaped a fire on Christmas morning after jumping from a second-story window with a three-year-old son in her arms, but her 4 and 6 offspring did not survive the fire in the eastern home. from Detroit, fire department officials said.

Two other 8- and 10-year-olds from the same family survived, but suffered severe burns.

The Detroit Fire Department said the two children who died were found in the front living room of the two-story home.

“It’s definitely a Christmas tragedy,” said David Fornell, deputy fire commissioner. “Just horrible.”

The 8 and 10-year-olds suffered third-degree burns and were in critical condition in a hospital burn unit.

Fornell later noted that both minors apparently escaped when they were on the first level, the Detroit Free Press reported. According to officials quoted in previous news reports, the two may have jumped from the upper deck.

Fornell said the mother and the 3-year-old were hospitalized and did not suffer serious injuries. He also confirmed that the woman was the mother of the five children.

Firefighters rushed to the scene due to a call received shortly before 9 a.m. on Christmas Day. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

“It could be an electrical problem, a Christmas tree or children playing with matches; there is no suspicion of anything, ”Fornell said.

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Detroit residence fire kills two children on Christmas Day

DetroitA mother escaped a fire on Christmas morning after jumping from a second-level window with a three-year-old son in her arms, but her 4 and 6 offspring did not survive. fire at the home in east Detroit, fire department officials said.

Two other 8- and 10-year-olds from the same family survived but suffered severe burns.

The Detroit Fire Department said the two children who died were found in the front living room of the two-story home.

“It’s definitely a Christmas tragedy,” said David Fornell, deputy fire commissioner. “Just horrible.”

The 8 and 10-year-olds suffered third-degree burns and were in critical condition in a hospital burn unit.

Fornell later noted that both minors apparently escaped when they were on the first level, the Detroit Free Press reported. According to officials quoted in previous news reports, the two may have jumped from the upper deck.

Fornell said the mother and the 3-year-old were hospitalized and did not suffer serious injuries. He also confirmed that the woman was the mother of the five children.

Firefighters rushed to the scene due to a call received shortly before 9 a.m. on Christmas Day. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

“It could be an electrical problem, a Christmas tree or children playing with matches; there is no suspicion of anything, ”Fornell said.

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Hearing in Michigan: Giuliani presents babbling witness

Hearing in Michigan
Giuliani presents babbling witness

More and more Republicans are turning their backs on Donald Trump, but the elected US president is not giving up. How desperate his fight has become becomes clear in Michigan, where his lawyer brings along an apparently drunk witness.

A hearing in the Michigan State Parliament attracted an unusually large amount of attention. It was about the still unsubstantiated allegation by US President Donald Trump that the election on November 3 had been cheated and that he was the real winner. To support this claim, Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, presented a witness to a Michigan parliamentary committee on Wednesday who was clearly not sober.

The witness Giuliani brought with her is called Melissa Carone, she had worked for the Dominion company, whose voting software Michigan and other states use. Among other things, she said that in Wayne County ballot papers were counted multiple times, that unregistered voters, dead and “illegals” voted, and that the turnout was 120 percent.

When Republican MP Steve Johnson pointed out that the records did not show a deviation of 30,000 votes, Carone said, “What did you guys do? Did you take that and do something crazy with it?” After Johnson reiterated his suggestion, she said, “I’d say the records are around 100,000 [Stimmen] wrong. “In her exchange with Johnson, she also said,” I know what I saw and I signed something saying that if I lie, I’ll go to jail. Did you do that too? ”Even so, she didn’t sound sober, but seemed to babble.

At one point in the hearing, Giuliani bends over to his witness, apparently to appease her. It is not a good sign when Rudy Giuliani of all people says to you, “You are making a fool of yourself,” commented comedian Jimmy Fallon on Thursday on his “Tonight Show”. Then he played an excerpt from the hearing in which Giuliani speaks – and then twice a noise sounds that sounds very much like intestinal winds. A reporter from the Huffington Post said the corresponding clip on Twitterwhere the same noises can be heard.

According to the Detroit News, a Wayne County judge had already ruled Carone’s testimony as “not credible.” The newspaper also noted that the turnout in Wayne County was 51 percent.

Biden’s election victory in Michigan was certified on November 23. Accordingly, Trump got 47.84 percent of the vote, Biden 50.62 percent. Overall, Trump received a good 154,000 fewer votes than Biden. In Wayne County, where the city of Detroit is located, Trump accounted for 30.3 percent. Even Trump’s attorney general, Bill Barr, said there was so far no evidence of large-scale election fraud.

“In the realm of madness”

In the more than four-hour hearing, Giuliani tried to persuade the MPs to take action against the election result. Trump’s personal attorney was even allowed to question witnesses himself, which, as the Detroit News writes, is an “extremely unusual occurrence” at hearings. Usually the MPs question the witnesses.

Giuliani denied his concern was to get the Michigan parliament to reoccupy the state’s 16 electorate. But it was clear that this was exactly what he wanted. “Don’t let this be taken away from us,” he said of the election. His appeal had no consequences: Republican MP Aaron Miller said that Giuliani had gone “into the realm of madness” with his statements.

At the beginning of the hearing, Democratic MP Darrin Camilleri had asked for Giuliani to be taken under oath, which the committee chairman, a Republican, refused. According to the “Detroit Free Press”, Giuliani then emphasized several times that he was not under oath. Camilleri also pointed to a report in the “New York Times”, according to which Giuliani had talked to Trump about the possibility of a precautionary pardon. The lawyer became very angry and demanded that the MP should be “disciplined” for this. (Also at this point of the hearing You can hear the noise described above.) However, committee chairman Matt Hall left it at that, repeatedly interrupting Camilleri with his mallet.

The appearance of Giuliani’s witness was a great success on social media. Alone this video was viewed nine million times by Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

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Pro-Trump protest in Michigan: “This election is theft”

A sign inviting the outgoing president to “Clear”, smartphones unsheathed, two democratic voters, “Celebrate Biden’s victory” announced a few minutes earlier by the American media, observe the rally of supporters of Donald Trump, Saturday noon in front of the State Capitol in Lansing, capital of Michigan. The invectives start immediately, when a supporter of the President, draped in a blue “Trump 2020” banner, sees them. “Look at social networks! Look at the frauds that are happening, the ballots thrown in the trash! ” he accuses, reproaching them for not “Not wanting to look the truth in the face”.

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After a wait of almost four days, the announcement of Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential victory was celebrated with jubilation across the country, from Los Angeles to Washington DC, from Atlanta to New York. But in Lansing, at the call of the hashtag «

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Isabelle Hanne Special Envoy in Lansing (Michigan)

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Why were the windows in Detroit’s postal counting center boarded up?

Question asked on 11/05/2020

Hello,

You are reporting a highly commented video on social media posted by Matt Finn, a reporter for the conservative Fox News channel, and showing a man putting up the windows of the Detroit, Michigan, postal voting center. These images are used by many supporters of Donald Trump to denounce a lack of transparency that could be favorable to the election of Democratic rival Joe Biden.

This same scene has been followed and filmed by many journalists, such as Don gonyea of NPR, as well as by Isabelle Hanne, the correspondent of Release reporting in Detroit.

She says Republican Party activists protested outside the counting center, chanting «Stop the count !» (“Stop counting”), while Trump’s campaign announced a lawsuit in Michigan, arguing that he would be blocked from access to the count. A reason disputed by the Michigan Secretary of State, which ensures that the quota of 134 «poll challengers», election observers appointed by the parties, was respected for each side (Democrats, Republicans, and independents / unaffiliated) in the counting room. A Republican observer was evacuated because he was not wearing a protective mask, specifies our correspondent.

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This response from the election organizers was also quoted by Fox News reporter Matt Finn, in a series of tweets, where he reports the response of the Michigan Secretary of State which assures us that“A record number of Republican poll challengers” were present and that they were therefore able to “Report to election inspectors any violation they suspect has been committed”.

The journalist indicated also that the order to cover the windows of the counting center was given by Lawrence Garcia, lawyer and election commissioner for the city of Detroit, who explains that some people inside “Were starting to worry about being filmed – but the other windows are open. What is happening is no secret. The rule is that if you are in the room you cannot take photos or film unless you are media – so it seemed incorrect to allow people to do it from outside the glass ”.

Regarding the concern of a lack of observers or the rumors of evacuation of observers from one camp or the other, Lawrence Garcia responds to the news site Crains Detroit Business that the organizers have “Understood this afternoon that we were above the number of 134. We had more than 200 on each side. So we said “Whoa, whoa, whoa, we have to stop this”, because we have too many people “. It is in this context that the evacuations of observers from each camp took place, even if the lawyer added then that if the number of observers fell below the threshold of 134 then “We will let in more people”.

He also confirms that officials slowed down the entrance to the counting center when people outside became “Disruptive and agitated”. According to his observations, the instructions of the police were followed well, with the exception of a couple escorted outside because they disrupted the count. As he also explained to Release, Lawrence Garcia believes that the disturbances of the protesters “Remained very limited” and that the count went extremely well.

Jacques Pezet

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Observers in Detroit were not allowed to count votes

In Detroit, Michigan, USA, there was a skirmish between observers who were not allowed to control the counting of votes with the police. About 30 people in attendance demanded to be allowed into the ballot-counting center and called to stop the counting of votes.

The incident took place at the TCF Center. Additional observers were not allowed in due to restrictions related to the spread of the coronavirus. The audience included both Republicans and Democrats, Reuters and The New York Times reported. Center staff covered the inside view with sheets of cardboard and pizza boxes.

According to the Associated Press, CNN and NBC, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is the leader in Michigan. It is, along with Wisconsin, the second state to move from Republicans to Democrats since the 2016 election. The campaign headquarters of US President and Republican candidate Donald Trump tried to stop the counting of votes in Michigan and several other states.

For more details about the US elections, see the Kommersant article “Good Biden, America, oh! ..”.

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High voltage billing in Detroit

The tally of the votes continued under high tension Wednesday afternoon in Detroit, as police had to intervene to contain Republican protesters.

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Responding to outgoing President Donald Trump’s call for the vote count to cease in Michigan – a hotly contested state that can tip the scales in one camp or the other – many protesters have attempted to fight their way through path inside the TCG Center, where the ballot continues.

Videos posted online by local media showed demonstrators in the afternoon demanding to be able to enter the room, while chanting “stop the count” (stop the count). Police officers had to intervene to contain them.

Those responsible for the count even had to put up windows with boxes to keep a certain distance from the demonstrators.

According to the “Detroit Free Press”, some 25,000 votes by mail or in advance of citizens of Detroit were to be counted in this room by the polling officials, watched by 570 people (227 Republicans, 268 Democrats and 75 independents) who can contest. the decisions.

Postal voting tends to favor Joe Biden to the detriment of Donald Trump, much to the dismay of the latter, who is trying to stop the counts and who has already demanded judicial recounts.

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