News headlines for Monday, October 12, 2020 from ABC 10News
News headlines for Monday, October 12, 2020 from ABC 10News
A black man who was led by a rope down a street in Texas by two white policemen is suing the city of Galveston and its police department for $1 million. In a video which was widely shared on social media last year, 44-year-old Donald Neely was seen walking with rope tied to his handcuffs while the two officers rode on horseback. The video caused a major online backlash at the time, with viewers comparing it to historic images of Black slaves being walked in chains.
Amy Coney Barrett's beet-pink dress spoke before she did: it looked sensible, practical, and stoically feminine, an image she aims to project. It was a pretty dress, maybe even stylish by D.C.'s standards. A flat bow rested on her right shoulder, just underneath a string of pearls.
The leader of Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous Chinese territory, typically gives a policy address at the start of each legislative year. Although Lam said that convention was not “cast in stone , it is the first time that the policy address has been postponed in the city's history. Last year, Lam gave the policy address online via video-conference after she was heckled by pro-democracy lawmakers while attempting to give her speech in the legislative chamber.
As Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by double digits in national polls, bookmakers are predicting that six Senate seats will flip on Election Day. As of Monday, Biden has a 10-point lead on Trump nationally, according to USA Today's average of polling averages from RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight. Biden is also leading Trump in 10 out of 11 swing states and increased his lead in seven states, including North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan, according to the publication.
Gary Peters, a Democratic senator from Michigan, has opened up for the first time about his family's painful experience with abortion. In an Elle interview published on Monday, Mr Peters explained that his first wife, Heidi, underwent an abortion in the late 1980s that saved her life. The couple was told to wait at home for a miscarriage to naturally occur, but after that didn't happen, their doctor recommended an abortion because the fetus had no chance of survival.
Bangladesh's Cabinet on Monday approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests on streets and in social media. Cabinet spokesman Khandaker Anwarul Islam said President Abdul Hamid is likely to issue an ordinance amending the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act because Parliament is not in session. Details of the amendment were not immediately available, but Islam said the Cabinet agreed to a proposal that trials in rape cases be completed in a speedy manner.
Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt highlights 'signs of desperation' from the Biden campaign despite leading in the polls on 'Fox & Friends.
The first week of polls conducted primarily after President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 generally did not offer much to bolster the president's reelection hopes. Biden continued to lead Trump in 10 of 11 swing states (though in Georgia and Ohio they are in a virtu tie) – and he expanded his lead in seven of those states, including big gains in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Nationally, Biden surged 2 percentage points to a more than 10-point lead, according to the USA TODAY average of averages, which is based on the polling averages calculated by RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight.
Far-right groups are planning online to monitor polling sites on Election Day, some of them armed, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right group called Oath Keepers, said his members would draw their weapons if needed. Rhodes said he wanted to prevent "the radical left" from intimidating voters.
Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of the late Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help woo voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. A spokesperson for daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my wonderful Mother In-law, Roberta McCain,” Cindy McCain posted on Twitter.
If you were counting on a coronavirus infection to keep you safe from COVID-19 without having to get a vaccine, scientists have some bad news: It won't work. The evidence for this comes from a Nevada man who was infected with two distinct versions of the novel coronavirus and became sick with COVID-19 both times. In fact, he was sicker the second time around and had to be admitted to a hospital so that doctors could give him extra oxygen to help him breathe.
Two private groups focused on U.S. government ethics on Monday accused Attorney General William Barr of misusing his office to support President Donald Trump's political goals and called on the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against him. The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law and Washington-based Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said Barr could not be trusted to represent the work of his department accurately and that there were problems with the truthfulness of Barr's public statements. Justice Department officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Bat experts have launched a campaign, Don't Blame Bats, to dispel unfounded fears and myths about bats, which are threatening conservation. They say bats are some of the most misunderstood and undervalued animals on the planet. Long the target of disdain, persecution and cultural prejudice, they have been blamed for a host of evils visited upon humans.
A large faction of Philippine legislators in the House of Representatives elected a new leader Monday, but the incumbent speaker declared the vote a “travesty” in a tense political standoff between two allies of the president. President Rodrigo Duterte warned last week that he would intercede if the leadership row between House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Rep. Lord Allan Velasco threatens the passage of next year's budget. The 4.5 trillion peso ($90 billion) budget is crucial in helping finance the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic in a country with the largest number of confirmed infections in Southeast Asia.
Joe Biden's ongoing recovery from the trauma of the deaths of his first wife and youngest child have dramatically shaped his career, from the ways in which he speaks to crowds about grief and mourning to his views on health care. While out shopping just days before Christmas in 1972, his 30-year-old wife Neilia and 13-month-old daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident after a tractor-trailer carrying corn broadsided the family's Chevrolet station wagon. Campaign literature from the young senator-elect from Delaware littered the streets.
Insider Graphics Kate McCue, captain of the 2,918-passenger Celebrity Edge, is the first American female captain of a mega cruise ship. She's among only 2% of the world's female mariners and hopes to inspire other women to follow in her footsteps. She says Celebrity Cruises went from having a 3% female bridge team when she started in 2015 to over 27% today.
The post office processes packages and first-class mail on different machines — and the USPS is equipped to handle surges in parcel volume — the spokesperson said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon's annual Prime Day event kicks off Tuesday, and some social media users have expressed concerns that the surge in packages could affect the US Postal Service's capacity to handle mail-in ballots, given that the presidential election is just weeks away.
Pope Francis met Monday with Cardinal George Pell and thanked him for his witness, warmly welcoming him for a private audience in the Apostolic Palace after the cardinal's sex abuse conviction and acquittal in Australia. The Vatican released photos and a brief video clip of the meeting, a clear sign that both the pope and Pell wanted the reception to be widely seen. In it, Francis is heard saying “Good to see you” and “more than a year” — an apparent reference to the 13 months that the 79-year-old Pell spent in prison.
Emilio Alvarado typically takes his time with his ballot, mulling the candidates and propositions, eventually mailing it in close to election day. Not this year, says the contractor and veteran who traditionally has voted for Republicans across the ballot. “I want my vote to count,” the 47-year-old said after casting a ballot for Democrat Joe Biden.