Advice for school families to deal with mental anguish this school year
Advice for school families to deal with mental anguish this school year
An evangelical pastor called Kamala Harris “Hillary Clinton in blackface” in a shocking exchange following the vice presidential debate with Mike Pence. Darrell Scott made the offensive comment while appearing as a guest on Laura Ingraham's Fox News show The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday. Mr Scott and Scott Bolden, former chair of the DC Democratic State Committee, were discussing the Democratic vice-presidential nominee's comments on Black Lives Matter protests which occurred across the US.
Thirteen people have been arrested on charges of plotting to kidnap the Democrat governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, and violently overthrow the state government. The FBI announced on Thursday that they had an informant inside the gang, who allegedly approached a Michigan militia for support in their scheme. Joe Gasper, head of Michigan state police, said the plot and subsequent arrests were "unprecedented".
Health experts are questioning if the redness noted in the left eye of Vice President Mike Pence is a sign of possible infection of coronavirus. Dr. Tara C. Smith, an infectious disease doctor and professor, wondered on Twitter, “Why is Pence's eye so red? Up to 30% of COVID-positive patients have reported conjunctivitis, also known as “pink eye.
The director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, released a number of declassified intelligence documents on Tuesday that national security veterans said could be part of a Russian disinformation campaign. The documents included handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan in 2016, shortly after he briefed then-President Barack Obama about US intelligence reporting on what Russian security services were saying. Specifically, according to Brennan's notes, Russian intelligence operatives were claiming Hillary Clinton concocted a plan "to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference" by Russia during the 2016 election.
Facebook has removed hundreds of fake accounts tied to right-wing group Turning Point USA, which enlisted a now-banned marketing group to flood comment sections of news stories to attack Joe Biden and Democrats while praising Donald Trump. The social media company announced on Thursday that marketing firm Rally Forge had worked with Turning Point USA to make 200 profiles and 55 pages on the platform and 76 on Instagram, beginning in 2018 and continuing through 2020. Facebook said the accounts violated the company's polices about “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” that relied “on real people, not automation” to “create the perception of wide-spread support of their narratives by leaving comments on posts by media entities and public figures.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio warned there would be “no tolerance” for violence after a night of furious protests in the city's Orthodox community over new shutdown orders in Brooklyn and Queens — which will take effect Thursday morning. Neighborhoods in so-called “red zones” where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading will face closure of nonessential businesses, strict limits on houses of worship, and a ban on gatherings under orders issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Infection rates have surged, in some cases as high as 8 percent, as city and state leaders nervously stare down a potential second wave of the virus in a city that lost close to 24,000 lives and once formed the national epicenter of the Covi...
It's Mike Pence and Kamala Harris' debate, and moderator Susan Page is just along for the ride. After last week's disastrous presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, Page undoubtedly knew she had her work cut out for her, having to manage two campaigns that have demonstrated they have no qualms about bulldozing a moderator in a debate in order to get their points across. Nevertheless, her strategy of cutting Pence and Harris off with increasingly insistent "thank yous" wasn't working on Wednesday night — prompting her to halt the whole debate to scold both candidates.
Armenia accused Azerbaijan on Thursday of shelling a historic cathedral in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where nearly two weeks of heavy fighting has killed hundreds of people. The Holy Savior Cathedral, also known as the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, had its dome pierced by a shell that also damaged the interior. The Armenian Foreign Ministry denounced the shelling as a “monstrous crime and a challenge to the civilized humankind," warning Azerbaijan that targeting religious sites amounts to a war crime.
President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on any suggestion his son, Don Jr, could run for mayor of New York City, saying he "wouldn't have a chance of winning". "No, I hope [he doesn't run] because he couldn't win as a Republican," said Mr Trump, when asked by Fox Business host, Maria Bartiromo, if Don Jr might throw his hat into the ring in the 2021 race. Mr Trump, who appears frequently on Fox, had been discussing the elimination of cash bail in New York, a policy he claimed has "destroyed" the city.
The first thing to know is that conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye, has many potential causes. The cause for any particular patient cannot be diagnosed properly without knowing the patient's medical history or conducting an in-person ophthalmic examination, said Dr. Kathryn Colby, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone Health. Even the word "conjunctivitis" is a catchall that simply means there is redness and inflammation on the surface of the eye.
Trump said broader coronavirus relief talks are back on only two days after he abruptly ended them. "Now they are starting to work out, we're starting to have some very productive talks," he said in a Fox Business interview. Mnuchin and Pelosi have been discussing a separate piece of legislation to rescue the airline industry, and the speaker has already rejected direct payments as a standalone measure.
247 Blinds designed a puzzle that challengers readers to find a jack-o'-lantern in a sea of pumpkins and fall leaves. It takes an average of one minute to find the jack-o'-lantern, although the retailer said one person spotted it in 54 seconds. Halloween may look a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so one company turned an All Hallows' Eve tradition into a virtual game.
A conservative commentator interrupted the only woman on a CNN panel while defending Mike Pence against accusations that he repeatedly spoke over Kamala Harris during Wednesday night's vice presidential debate. Former GOP senator and Trump supporter Rick Santorum appeared on the network to discuss the clash between Ms Harris, 55, and Mr Pence, 61, both of whom went head-to-head on a number of key issues ahead of November's election. Following the contest, Mr Pence was accused of repeatedly cutting in on his rival, with a CBS News analysis showing that he made twice as many interruptions (10-5) as Ms Harris, and spoke for two minutes longer.
Regeneron, the company that made the antibody cocktail Trump received, told the MIT Technology Review that it used HEK 293T cells — a line of cells that scientists have used for decades — that originally came from a fetus aborted in the Netherlands in the 1970s. But so much time has passed and the cells have divided so much that scientists no longer consider them to involve abortion — a Regeneron spokeswoman said the cell lines available today "are not considered fetal tissue." A representative also told Business Insider HEK 293T cells "are immortalized epithelial cells, not stem cells, embryonic stem cells or fetal tissue."
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted 70-plus people for his daughter's wedding in Atlanta, breaking state COVID-19 rules. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was also reportedly at the event. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted more than 70 guests for his daughter's wedding in Atlanta in late May, despite COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.
Elon Musk sent an email to his employees laying out an ambitious goal: building 500,000 vehicles in 2020. Musk's email comes after Tesla topped analyst expectations for third-quarter vehicle deliveries. Elon Musk has never shied away from aggressive goals — and never hesitated to push those around him to help make them happen.
President Trump's campaign has suggested the next debate went virtual to "protect Joe Biden" — but not for the reason that makes sense. Early Thursday, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the next presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, would be held virtually. "The American people should not be deprived of the chance to see the two candidates for president debate face to face two more times," the Trump campaign said Thursday, forgetting Trump was the one to opt out of the debate in the first place.
Tributes have been paid to Eddie Van Halen, the revered guitarist and co-founder of rock band Van Halen, following his death at the age of 65. Van Halen's long-time frontman David Lee Roth posted a photo of himself beside his former bandmate, writing: "What a long, great trip it's been." "Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift," wrote Wolfgang, who became Van Halen's bassist in 2006.