In Brief–TL;DR News

Apparently, there are some people who aren’t looking forward to the three-day weekend. Health officials fear Labor Day weekend could result in a new surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.”Summer is a social time,” says U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams. “People like to get together for barbecues, for cookouts. We are set up for spread of a highly contagious disease. What we don’t want is to have a big surge in cases right before flu season starts.”Adams says the expected surge can be avoided if everyone wears masks, washes their hands frequently and practices social distancing through the weekend.

Facebook is removing posts “in support” of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who fatally shot two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.Earlier this week, conservative YouTuber Mark Dice claimed that Facebook took down his post with a video of Rittenhouse offering medical help to a wounded protester, recorded before the shooting.A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the company had “designated this shooting as a mass murder and are removing posts in support of the shooter”.  Facebook has also taken down Rittenhouse’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and blocked searches for his name.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has reportedly left her home and relocated to an apartment after a series of protests outside her house.Krewson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she and her husband left 2 months ago, and that “we did it to deescalate the situation, to save police resources, and importantly because our neighbors were being disturbed and threatened.”Two of those neighbors, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, gained national attention after brandishing guns as protesters marched past their home.  The McCloskeys were later invited to speak at the Republican National Convention.Another major city mayor, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, announced this week that he was moving out of his condo due to protests outside the building.

At least 17 people were injured Thursday when a British steamship crashed into a pier.The accident occurred Thursday afternoon in Arran where a group of passengers was waiting for the arrival of the Waverly, according to ferry company CalMac. Graham McWilliams, who was among 213 passengers and 26 crew members on the ship, says the crash occurred without any prior warning. “As we came into the pier, everything seemed quite normal,” he says. “Then there was a sudden crash, a loud bang, and the boat stopped very quickly. I saw people falling and it was quite distressing. There was a lady that I saw who literally flew past the window.”The 17 people who were injured were taken to local hospitals and are expected to recover, says the U.K.’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency. A CalMac rep says an investigation is underway to determine why the steamship didn’t stop.

Seven police officers who were involved in the death of Rochester, New York resident Daniel Prude have been suspended.Making the announcement Thursday afternoon, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said she made the decision to suspend the officers “against the advice of counsel.” She added, “Mr. Daniel Prude was failed by our police department, our mental health care system, our society, and he was failed by me. I must apologize to the Prude family and to all of our community.”The 41-year-old Prude, a black man who suffered from a mental disorder, died March 23rd after his family called Rochester police to help him through a “psychotic episode.” After finding Prude naked in the street, officers covered his head with a “spit sock” — which is designed to prevent detainees from spitting at officers — and held his head to the ground for several minutes. By the time paramedics arrived, Prude was dead from an apparent lack of oxygen.