Fox News correspondent Charles Watson reports from Atlanta, Georgia.
Fox News correspondent Charles Watson reports from Atlanta, Georgia.
Two of the most senior officials involved in planning the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden warned Thursday that a U.S. pullout from Afghanistan would result in a Taliban takeover within a year.
Attorneys for George Floyd’s family on Friday refuted defense claims that Floyd died of complications stemming from a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers in May.
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner thinks President Trump's coronavirus admissions should land him in prison.In a Thursday appearance on SiriusXM's The Dean Obeidallah Show, the MSNBC legal analyst gave an incredibly harsh assessment of Trump's interviews with veteran reporter Bob Woodward. Trump's insistence in March that he wanted to "play down" the coronavirus threat despite knowing its deadliness "upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder," Kirschner said, breaking down the pieces of the alleged charge step by step."There are only two elements for second-degree murder. The first is you caused the death of another," Kirschner said Thursday. That factor was fulfilled because Trump "was lying to the American people about the danger this virus posed," and now 190,000 people are dead, Kirschner said. "The second element is the intent element," which would "get tricky if we didn't have Trump's incriminating admissions," he continued. But "in my opinion as a career prosecutor," Trump admitted to "conscious disregard" of the risk his coronavirus downplay created, thus admitting to "second-degree murder" that he "must be held accountable" for, Kirschner finished. > "[Trump] has just upped his own criminal ante to second degree murder."> > Former federal prosecutor @glennkirschner2 tells @DeanObeidallah, assessing the President's COVID cover-up following the release of the Woodward tapes.https://t.co/uG3pdQnkVs pic.twitter.com/1WFLSH566o> > -- SiriusXM Progress (@SXMProgress) September 11, 2020More stories from theweek.com The true Election Day nightmare scenario The epistemic crisis of political polling Are the troops turning on Trump?
Iran executed a wrestler after authorities accused him of murder during anti-governemtn protests, defying a global campaign for him to be spared the death penalty. Navid Afkari was convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018. But 27-year-old Greco-Roman wrestler, a national champion, insists he was forced into a confession after being tortured by security services clamping down during unrest in 2018 over economic hardship and political repression. An international union representing 85,000 athletes had called on Tuesday for Iran's expulsion from world sport if it executed Mr Afkari. US President Donald Trump also appealed to Iran, saying the wrestler's "sole act was an anti-government demonstration on the streets". The International Olympic Committee said the execution of Mr Afkari was "very sad news", adding in a statement that IOC President Thomas Bach had written this week to Iranian leaders asking for mercy for him. "It is deeply upsetting that the pleas of athletes from around the world and all the behind-the-scenes work of the IOC... did not achieve our goal," their statement said.
Those tuning in to high-profile House hearings often find them most interesting toward the end, when junior representatives start asking questions.
Eating at a restaurant or drinking at a bar could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 more than other social activities, a new study found.
On the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a federal judge directed the Saudi Arabian government to make as many as 24 current and former officials available for depositions about their possible knowledge of events leading up to the airplane attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Suburban policing accounts for a disproportionate amount of violence against people of color, with officers rarely punished.
Fox News contributor Karl Rove, senior adviser to President George W. Bush, joins Paul Gigot on 'The Journal Editorial Report.'
Planned tribute branded as ‘tone deaf’, ‘insensitive’, and ‘verging on completely tasteless’
President Trump's Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, maintains a lead in Wisconsin, plus Trump's three most likely pick-up opportunities — Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Nevada — a New York Times/Siena College poll shows. Biden was able to stay on top, the Times' Nate Cohn notes, despite the Trump campaign's renewed focus on law and order amid the sometimes-violent nationwide protests against police brutality that have taken place throughout the summer.Cohn says that voters in the four swing states are now split on whether the protests or the coronavirus pandemic are more important factors in determining their vote, and that Biden's response to the demonstrations is lacking, which suggests Trump's attacks on his competitor are registering.> The polls suggest that a lot of the Trump law and order pivot succeeded... but with a big catch. > \--Voters split on whether law and order > COVID to their vote > \--They say Biden *supports* defunding the police > \--They say Biden hasn't done enough to condemn violent riots, by a lot> > — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) September 12, 2020But Trump and Biden are still neck-and-neck when it comes to who voters trust more on law and order. Cohn writes that's probably because even if voters want more from Biden they think he's got the edge on race relations, protest handling, and unifying the country, while Trump is viewed as more likely to encourage violence.> The big catch: despite all of that, Trump still doesn't really even lead on average on law and order or violent crime. That's probably in part because they think Biden's better at unifying the country, handling protests, and think Trump encourages violence> > — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) September 12, 2020The New York Times/Siena College poll was conducted between Sept. 8-11 via telephone. In Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Wisconsin, 814, 445, 462, and 760 voters were surveyed, respectively. The margins of error were 3.9, 5.5, 5.3, and 4.7 percentage points, respectively. Read more at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com The true Election Day nightmare scenario The epistemic crisis of political polling Are the troops turning on Trump?
President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that Venezuelan authorities captured a U.S. spy targeting a pair of refineries on the north Caribbean coast as this nation once wealthy from oil is gripped by a deep gasoline shortage. The spy, Maduro alleged, was a Marine who had served as a CIA operative in Iraq. The suspect was captured Thursday while possessing specialized weapons and a large sum of dollars, Maduro said, adding that the man was being interrogated about his activities around the Amuay and Cardon refineries in Falcon state.
"There are very likely going to be antagonistic defenses presented at the trial," Earl Gray, a lawyer for Thomas Lane, wrote in a legal motion.
‘I had a gun waved in my face by them but trespassing is what matters?' protester asks
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday said she was optimistic about Congress passing coronavirus relief legislation before the Nov. 3 presidential election. The U.S. Senate on Thursday killed a Republican bill that would have provided around $300 billion in new coronavirus aid, as Democrats seeking far more funding - around $3 trillion - prevented it from advancing. Pelosi said she was proud to see Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer "reject that terrible skinny bill to a massive problem that we have."
Swedish architect Thomas Sandell devised a space that allows guests unparalleled access to the wildlife of the regionOriginally Appeared on Architectural Digest
Satellite images show massive amounts of smoke engulfing the West Coast of the U.S. and extending hundreds of miles over the Pacific Ocean
One Lafayette officer was put on leave and two more taken of regular duties, following bowling alley confrontation.
Joe Biden has said he’d “beat the hell out of” President Donald Trump over his comments about women if they were in high school. When Biden and Trump meet in their first presidential debate later this month, Biden says he has one goal: “I hope I don’t take the bait.” “I hope I don’t get baited into a brawl with this guy, because that’s the only place he’s comfortable,” Biden said Thursday during a fundraiser.
Financial disclosures reveal the high-profile Democrats paid off individual income taxes. We rate this claim partly false.