WBZ-TV's Jim Smith reports.
WBZ-TV's Jim Smith reports.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris suggested the Biden administration would not enforce a national mask mandate as promised by Joe Biden. Biden said last month that, if elected, his administration would enforce a nationwide mask mandate. "It would be a standard," Harris said in an interview with CNN when asked to clarify.
Maine's biggest COVID-19 outbreak is linked to a wedding officiated by the pastor of a distancing-defying church who says masks are part of a “socialistic platform.” Todd Bell is pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, Maine. Famous for flying between ministries in multiple states on his private plane (God “burdened” his heart to do airplane ministry, he says), Bell flew in to officiate a rural Maine wedding on August 7.
The defense ministers from India and China have met in the Russian capital as the two sides try to lower tensions along their disputed border in the eastern Ladakh region, where a June clash killed 20 Indian soldiers. At the meeting Friday with China's Gen. Wei Fenghe, India's Rajnath Singh said that "the current situation should be handled responsibly and neither side should take any further action that could either complicate the situation or escalate matters in the border areas," the Indian defense ministry said in a statement. Singh also said that amassing of large number of Chinese troops, their aggressive behavior and attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo were in violation of existing bilateral agreements, according to the statement.
There are currently three coronavirus vaccine trials undergoing the third phase of testing in the US. In an ABC News interview on Friday, US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said states should prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by November 1, "just in case." CDC director Robert Redfield also asked state governments and health departments to waive permit requirements to build distribution sites as early as November, McClatchy reported.
On Aug. 13, Darren Cooper was in Ravenna for the first time. A Hudson resident who works for Summit County, he was at the Portage County Job and Family Services building parking lot off South Chestnut Street for a 9 a.m. training meeting. Cooper got to the building early, signed in and went to sit in his car at about 8:47 a.m., drinking tea and talking on his cell phone.
The Navajo Nation has joined calls for an accounting of the deaths at Fort Hood after one of its members became the latest soldier from the U.S. Army post to die this year. Corlton L. Chee, a 25-year-old soldier from Pinehill, New Mexico, died Wednesday after he collapsed following a physical fitness training exercise five days earlier, according to officials at the central Texas post. The Navajo Nation Council praised Chee in a statement Friday and urged the Army to thoroughly investigate his and the other soldiers' deaths.
Police in Hong Kong have fired pepper-spray balls at crowds protesting against a government decision to delay legislative elections in the territory. The elections had been due on 6 September, but the government postponed them by a year saying it was necessary amid a rise in coronavirus infections. The opposition is accusing the government of using the pandemic as a pretext to stop people from voting.
A Georgia judge has denied bond for a former Georgia State Patrol trooper accused of murder in the August shooting death of a 60-year-old Black man who refused to stop for a broken tail light. Screven County Judge F. Gates Peed on Friday ruled that it “would be inappropriate” to grant bond at the moment for Jacob Gordon Thompson, given the facts of the case. Thompson, who is white, briefly chased Julian Lewis on Aug. 7 before forcing Lewis' car into a ditch and fatally shooting Lewis in the head.
President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Laurene Powell Jobs in his latest Twitter outburst related to a Thursday report from The Atlantic alleging he in 2018 referred to US soldiers who died in World War I as "losers" and "suckers." Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has owned a majority stake in The Atlantic since 2017 through her company Emerson Collective. "Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man," Trump tweeted.
San Diego State University ordered students to stay in their dorms through Labor Day weekend as COVID-19 cases continue to rise on campus. SDSU canceled in-person classes on September 2 when 64 COVID-19 cases were confirmed after nine days. SDSU President Adela de la Torre blamed a "plague of parties" for the rapid spread of the virus.
MILWAUKEE – Jacob Blake, shot seven times by Kenosha, Wisconsin, police, has some powerful words from his hospital bed as the nation grapples with escalating tension over racial inequities: “There's a lot more life to live. A minute-long video was posted to Twitter on Saturday by Blake's attorney, Benjamin Crump, in which the 29-year-old Black man calmly described the pain he's experienced and encouraged viewers to value their lives and lives of others. Blake is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in the back at point-blank range by Kenosha Police Department Officer Rusten Sheskey on Aug. 23.
Fans of the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, canceled this year by the coronavirus pandemic, thronged a San Francisco beach Saturday night to celebrate the traditional closing night of the event, reports say. But the estimated 1,000 people on Ocean Beach broke coronavirus rules and stoked huge bonfires despite dangerous wildfire conditions as a heat wave grips California, KPIX reports. This was absolutely reckless & selfish,” wrote Mayor London Breed of San Francisco on Twitter.
A new Pew Research Center survey found 83% of voters say who wins the presidency "really matters." In the 2016 election, 74% answered that the election really mattered in the same survey. A record number of voters say that the upcoming presidential election "really matters," according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Samuel Lavi knew he'd have to find unique ways to stay connected to refugee families when the coronavirus pandemic shut down Valencia Newcomer School. Parents and students speak more than a dozen languages, and they'd need help navigating the technology around remote learning. So the gregarious teaching assistant, himself a Congolese refugee, created group chats on the WhatsApp messaging app in Swahili and some of the other six languages he knows.
Over the course of about two decades, Tesla has established a micro-monopoly over the electric car market. It's possible that Tesla will never face meaningful EV competition, despite numerous companies jumping into the action. Silicon Valley's biggest problem is that it hates competition.
India's coronavirus caseload surpassed 4 million on Saturday, deepening misery in the country's vast hinterlands, where surges have crippled the underfunded health care system. Initially, the virus ravaged India's sprawling and densely populated cities. It has since stretched to almost every state, spreading through villages and small towns.
Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town's population may be greatly affected. Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which towns may be most economically vulnerable during the upcoming school year.
Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin joins 'America's News HQ' to discuss the confirmation of several key details of the report in The Atlantic.
Jaime Harrison has spent more money on Facebook ads than any other candidate running for Senate. Harrison is from South Carolina and the ads were designed to target his opponent Sen. Lindsay Graham's inconsistency. The ads claim that the incumbent challenger will say anything to win favors and Harrison's ads paint him as a flip-flopper.
Naomi Campbell is reportedly being sued for upwards of $3 million by her billionaire ex-boyfriend Vladislav Doronin. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Doronin says that Campbell owes him money that he lent her over the course of their five-year relationship and is now refusing to pay him back. Doronin also says that Campbell is still in possession of personal property of his that he values at $3 million.