News by the numbers: Sept. 21-27
Stacker distills the week's news from around the world into key facts and figures. Click through to read more about some of the biggest headlines of the last week.
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. top 200K
The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. on Sept. 27 surpassed 200,000. The U.S. still leads the world in coronavirus deaths by more than 60,000, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Trump paid $750 in income tax
A New York Times expose published on Sunday revealed that President Trump paid $750 in U.S. income tax in 2016 and again in 2017. The expose, based on more than 20 years worth of tax information, also revealed that Trump paid no federal income tax for 10 of the 15 years between 2000-2015.
One police officer charged with wanton endangerment
Former Louisville detective Brett Hankinson was indicted last week on three charges of wanton endangerment during the March 13 shooting that killed Breonna Taylor. These charges apply to the endangerment of the residents in neighboring apartments and are the only ones filed in response to the incident.
Two police officers shot during protests following indictment
Two Louisville police officers were shot Wednesday night during protests following the indictment of Brett Hankinson. Both officers were in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Hankinson has pleaded not guilty to three counts of wanton endangerment.
Brazil’s Carnival canceled for the first time in 100 years
Brazil announced last week that it would cancel it’s annual Carnival parade—scheduled for February—for the first time in a century due to COVID-19. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, Brazil currently has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases and second highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the world.
China pledges to be carbon neutral by 2060
China’s President Xi Jinping pledged last week that China would become carbon neutral by 2060, but offered few details on how the country will execute such an ambitious plan. China produces roughly 28% of the world’s carbon emissions.2018 All rights reserved.