Amber Alert canceled for 7-year-old Glen Burnie boy
Amber Alert canceled for 7-year-old Glen Burnie boy
Peter Larson stopped his tractor in the middle of the soybean fields his family has operated for decades in North Dakota to seriously consider what might happen if he went through with his decision. It wasn't exactly the most thought-out plan: a few days earlier, the farmer had come up with an idea to plow through acres of his land to carve out a sign in support of former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris. He etched out their last names on a loose piece of paper he carried with him in his tractor until he decided to go through with it.
A history teacher who showed his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class was beheaded near his school in a Paris suburb on Friday by a suspected Islamist terrorist who shouted “Allahu Akbar", police said. Alerted by local residents, police confronted and shot dead a man armed with a kitchen knife and an air gun who refused to drop his weapons and surrender, and threatened them. Minutes later, officers found the body of the male teacher.
Dismal polls and poor debate performances are predictably not playing well within President Trump's campaign — but campaign manager Bill Stepien is reportedly not doing much to change that. Stepien's weekly pep talks encourage staffers to look away from "perennially horrible public polls" and find ways they can "win the week," staffers tell Axios. Stepien is reportedly fond of comparing the campaign to a plane flying through turbulence, saying "It's our job to safely land the plane."
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has set a fundraising record for Republican Senate candidates, bringing in $28 million in the third quarter of a reelection battle that is becoming among the more expensive in the country.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was "wrong" not to wear a mask to the White House Rose Garden event for the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Christie and several other attendees and White House officials later tested positive for COVID-19. In an interview with The New York Times, Christie detailed his experience since his COVID-19 diagnosis, saying he hoped his experience showed others that "you should follow CDC guidelines in public no matter where you are and wear a mask to protect yourself and others."
FBI agents are investigating whether emails allegedly found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop discussing presidential candidate Joe Biden son's supposed business activities in Ukraine are linked to a foreign intelligence operation, according to a report. Two sources familiar with the matter told NBC on Thursday night bureau chiefs are looking into the possibility that the email cache - allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden - may have been unearthed with help from a power hostile to the US, such as Russia. FBI agents recovered the laptop and hard drive through a grand jury subpoena that was later published by the New York Post, the Trump-friendly newspaper that first printed a story based on the alleged emails.
A major Democratic group on Friday pulled its last remaining ads from Colorado's closely watched U.S. Senate race, a sign that the party thinks its nominee has the crucial race in the bag. Senate Majority PAC said it will cancel $1.2 million in television ads and spend the money elsewhere as Democrats press a newly expanded Senate map, which Republicans on the run in GOP strongholds such as Alaska and South Carolina. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, 68, is challenging Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, 46, in Colorado, a state that has trended sharply to the left since President Donald Trump's 2016 election.
When the history of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is written, "2020 will emerge as perhaps the darkest chapter in its 74 years," ProPublica reports in a long, detailed look at how "an agency that eradicated smallpox globally and wiped out polio in the United States" became "a target of anger, scorn, and even pity." Amid a once-in-a-century pandemic, the CDC was largely neutered through unprecedented and injurious political interference from a White House determined to prioritize President Trump's message over public health, ProPublica and The Associated Press document. CDC Director Robert Redfield was browbeaten into submission, and world-renowned CDC disease warriors who needed a street fighter got instead "the nicest grandfather you can imagine," a senior health official told ProPublica.
Newly released cellphone videos show the seconds before and after the deadly shooting that occurred at a protest in Denver. Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard hired by a local TV station, shot and killed a man who maced him, now identified as Lee Keltner. Mr Dolloff is currently detained on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting, Denver police have said.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein hugged Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham at the close of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings on Thursday. Feinstein also thanked Graham for leading the hearings. Democrats responded negatively to the chummy show, with many calling for Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops at NBC News' town hall with President Donald Trump. NBC was reeling heading into Thursday's event, under widespread criticism for scheduling it at the same time as ABC's town hall with Democratic opponent Joe Biden. NBC was accused of rewarding Trump for rejecting the debate commission's plan to do the second debate virtually.
A convicted gang member accused of beating singer R. Kelly in his jail cell was allowed to roam “a great distance” at the federal jail in downtown Chicago and no one “lifted a finger” to ward off the attack, Kelly's lawyers alleged in a court filing Friday. Kelly's attorneys want to question Jeremiah Shane Farmer under oath about the August attack as part of their ongoing efforts to have Kelly released on bond pending trial on sexual abuse-related charges. Farmer, a convicted member of the Latin Kings, outed himself as Kelly's attacker in a court filing last month in Hammond, where he's facing a mandatory life sentence for racketeering conspiracy involving a 1999 double murder.
A team of interns discovered a new species of 220 million-year-old burrowing reptile in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, according to the National Park Service. Drepanosaurs were odd little guys and “possessed an array of strange morphologies including enlarged second claws, bird-like beaks, and tails ending with a claw,” the Park Service writes. A team of student researchers from schools like Virginia Tech and Idaho State made a discovery that was even odder: most drepanosaurs had claws for climbing or living in trees, but their specimen, full name: Skybalonyx skapter, had claws meant for burrowing.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday night claimed Twitter is holding a "gun to my head" after she posted a link to a critical story about Joe Biden. Ms McEnany told Fox News's Hannity that she has been “permanently” banned from her personal account after redistributing the article, which both Facebook and Twitter have restricted access to over concerns about its veracity. "It's not a temporary blockage," said Ms McEnany.
President Donald Trump was warned by national security officials last year that his lawyer Rudy Giuliani was being used by Russia to spread disinformation, The Washington Post reported. "That's Rudy!" Trump replied, shrugging off their concerns, according to the paper. A controversial New York Post report has renewed concerns that Trump and his allies may use Russian disinformation to damage Joe Biden's presidential candidacy.
Sweden's left-leaning government on Thursday proposed a 40% increase for its defense budget from 2021-2025 with the defense minister saying the move came because the region's security policy situation "has deteriorated over time” as “a consequence of Russia's actions.” “It is the largest increase in defense capability in 70 years,” Defense Minister Peter Hulqvist told a news conference. “An armed attack on Sweden can't be ruled out.”
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has started a late-stage trial to evaluate if immune-modulating therapies from three drugmakers can help reduce the need for ventilators for COVID-19 patients and shorten their hospital stay. The NIH said on Friday it has selected three agents for the study - Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Research's Remicade, Bristol Myers Squibb's Orencia and Abbvie Inc's experimental drug cenicriviroc. The study will enroll up to 2,100 hospitalized adults with moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms in the United States and Latin America.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is on a glide path to the Supreme Court, but she will leave behind a Senate badly torn by its third confirmation blowup in four years, with the potential for severe repercussions should Democrats take control next year. The decision by Sen. Mitch McConnell and Republicans to push through Barrett's nomination to the high court on the eve of the election, after blocking President Barack Obama's pick under similar circumstances in 2016, enraged many Democrats, who saw it as a violation of Senate norms and customs. With some already contemplating consequential changes, they were coming under increased pressure from progressive activists demanding payback in the form of an end to the legislative filibuster and an expansion in the size of federal courts should Joe Biden triumph in the presidential race and Democrats take the Senate.
Proposing marriage can take months of planning or in the moment. But even the best proposal plans can't take into account variables like a certain Miami Heat legend popping in for a photobomb moment. Dwyane Wade was walking down California's Rosewood Miramar Beach during the middle of Ryan Basch's proposal to Katie Ryan, and the former NBA star's reaction was priceless.
Today show host Savannah Guthrie won rave social media reviews on Thursday night for her tough handling of Donald Trump's latest town hall on NBC. The journalist was involved in a string of testy exchanges with the president as she pushed him for answers on his coronavirus response, white supremacy and QAnon. At a Florida campaign rally on 16 October, the day after the town hall, Mr Trump called Ms Guthrie "totally crazy" in her attempts to moderate the event.