Prosecutors argued that Epstein was a danger to the community and could be a flight risk, and the judge said he agreed.
Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, insisted today that he will not step down, despite protests roiling the U.S. territory. Violence erupted last night, as thousands of people marched to Rossello’s residence in San Juan, and police fired back with tear gas. Protests began after online chats showed that the governor and aides were insulting women, gays and even hurricane victims.
President Trump today accused island leaders of corruption and of wasting hurricane aid.
The governor of Hawaii has declared an emergency, as growing crowds of protesters delay construction of a giant telescope. The project is slated for Mauna Kea, but some native Hawaiians say that the work will desecrate sacred ground. Up to 2,000 demonstrators have turned out to prevent construction. The governor’s action gives police more options to remove