US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused China of trying to foment unrest in the United States through its criticism of racism. Pompeo, known for his hawkish views on China, went on the attack on Beijing in an unusual address to state lawmakers in Wisconsin, a crucial swing state in November's presidential election.
A high-profile lawyer representing the 17-year-old shooter charged with killing two protesters and wounding another during demonstrations on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin said on Friday that his client had acted in self-defense.
Athletes across the United States are boycotting matches over the police shooting of Jacob Blake - four years to the day since NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to sit during the national anthem, igniting a wider protest movement in sport against racial injustice.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a state of emergency, saying he would deploy more state National Guard troops, as the city of Kenosha braced for the third night of unrest following the shooting of a Black man by police.
A single ticket sold in the state of Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated US$ 768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of US$ 477 million.