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A prominent statistic cited by those concerned about election fraud — that millions of ballots have supposedly gone missing over the last several years — is misleading and exaggerated, the top election official in Washington state said in an interview. “Not everyone chooses to return a ballot,” said Kim Wyman, Washington's secretary of state. As part of his ongoing effort to undermine confidence in the legitimacy of the presidential election, President Trump has referenced conservative media reports that millions of mail-in ballots routinely disappear.
A Fox News Media representative told Business Insider that Hill was never paid to appear. Fox News has said it has "no intention of booking" a frequent guest after he tweeted a misogynistic attack on Kamala Harris during the vice-presidential debate, The Daily Beast reported. During Harris' debate with Vice President Mike Pence, Hill wrote: "Kamala Harris comes off as such an insufferable lying bitch.
Nine prisoners were killed when rival gangs clashed with knives Friday in one of the Philippines' most overcrowded prisons, officials said. It was not immediately clear what set off the violence between the Sputnik and Commando gangs before dawn at New Bilibid Prison in metropolitan Manila. Seven other inmates were wounded in the clash, Bureau of Corrections spokesman Gabriel Chaclag said.
Tuesday, October 7, was Russian President Vladimir Putin's 68th birthday, and, in keeping with his Soviet-style personality cult, it would normally have been an occasion for Putin to bask in public fanfare. Putin is holed up at his residence outside Moscow, where he has been since early April, avoiding infection from the coronavirus that is again rampant in Russia, while unrest surges in three countries of the former Soviet Union, and France and Germany are pushing for new EU economic sanctions against Russia because of the poisoning of Russian democrat Alexei Navalny. In honor of Putin's birthday, the Russian news agency Tass released the final episode of a series entitled 20 Questions with Vladimir Putin, a special interview project to commemorate Putin's twenty years as leader.
Joe Biden blasted Donald Trump after the president refused to take part in their second debate when it emerged it would take place remotely. Trump railed during a Fox Business interview the new format was “not acceptable” and the challenger dismissing him for “always changing his mind”. The campaigns are deadlocked on making alternate plans for a debate, with Biden to hold a solo town hall on 15 October while the president holds a campaign rally.
Firearms experts say a ballistics report from Kentucky State Police shows Breonna Taylor's boyfriend fired the shot that wounded a Louisville officer and prompted police to return fire, killing Taylor. The authorities said the four-page report dismisses the theory that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was hit by "friendly fire" from his own officers and supports Attorney General Daniel Cameron's conclusion that the 9 mm round that severed Mattingly's femoral artery came from the gun fired by Kenneth Walker. The ballistics report, part of the investigative file released Wednesday by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, shows that only one 9 mm bullet and cartridge casing was found at Taylor's apartment.
A Minnesota judge cited safety concerns as he issued new conditions of release for an ex-Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd that would allow him to live in a neighboring state while he awaits trial. Derek Chauvin posted $1 million bond on Wednesday and was allowed to walk free from the maximum security state prison where he had been held for his safety since shortly after his arrest. Floyd died after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for several minutes even after the handcuffed Black man pleaded for air before his death May 25.
Ali Hassan was only 15 when he left Pakistan to be smuggled to Europe, following the path of his older brother and many other young men from his home country dreaming of a better life. Nearly three years later, Hassan is today in a Paris jail after allegedly attacking and seriously wounding two people with a meat cleaver. Before the Sept. 25 attack, he proclaimed in a video he was seeking vengeance after the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo published caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Germany's foreign minister has said that Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn should not be conducting politics from the European country, where he spends much of his time. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas responded to a question by a Greens member of parliament in the Bundestag on Wednesday at a time that King Vajiralongkorn's monarchy faces unprecedented calls for reform from protesters in Thailand. "We have made it clear that politics concerning Thailand should not be conducted from German soil," Maas told parliament.
A group of academic experts in international relations view President Trump's handling of foreign policy “largely as a failure” and have identified specific examples of his botched global engagements while calling for new leadership just weeks before Election Day. The statement, provided to Yahoo News, is signed by nearly 50 foreign policy scholars from a range of schools across the country, including Harvard, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, the Fletcher School at Tufts University and others, though the signatories participated in a personal capacity. Notable signatories include Robert Jervis, the former president of the American Political Science Association and professor of international politics at Columbia University; Brett Ashley Leeds, the former president of the International Studies Association and department chair of political science at Rice University; and James Goldgeier, the former dean of the School of International Service at American University, where he still serves as a professor of international relations.
A picture of former President Barack Obama holding a little girl in his lap has become the subject of various social media claims suggesting the girl was victimized. The term has origins in QAnon conspiracy theories, according to a Twitter hashtag, and is an apparent combination of "pedophile" and "carnivore." In it, a girl is pictured on a boat with Obama and actor, George Clooney.
A $1,000 private dance involving two hired strippers in a Miami Beach hotel room turned into a car chase and a shooting after the two women refused to have sex with their clients, Miami Beach police said. One of the women was injured by broken glass from the bullet striking the vehicle's window. And the alleged shooter was captured and arrested several hours later, police said, when he returned to his hotel room to pick up some belongings.
President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court has expressed unease with some landmark rulings, including ones that established a right to abortion, and has suggested in her academic writing that she may be willing to reconsider those decisions. The question of whether Amy Coney Barrett, a one-time clerk to former conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, would actually try to overturn Roe v. Wade, the high court's 1973 ruling recognizing a woman's right to an abortion, and other long-established precedents looms large as she heads into Senate confirmation hearings next week. A review of Barrett's writings and speeches as a Notre Dame law professor for the 15 years before she became a federal appeals court judge in 2017 reveal a nuanced thinker cautious about stating her personal views.
Hours before a second scheduled debate between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, event organizers changed the format to back-to-back, one-on-one interviews following a day of campaign clashes over COVID-19 that stirred doubts of whether the matchup would go on at all. On its website, WSPA-TV, the station hosting the event, said Friday afternoon that Graham and Harrison “will each take part in individual interviews” that evening and answer questions from a moderator and panelists. Harrison had threatened to tank the debate, scheduled for 7 p.m. in Spartanburg, over concerns related to Graham's exposure to other GOP senators who have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Senator McSally, Mr. Sanchez explains, is in lockstep with President Donald Trump – whom he vigorously opposes. I thought she could be the next maverick from Arizona,” says Mr. Sanchez, about the first female fighter pilot in the United States to fly and lead a squadron in combat. But “she will do whatever the party tells her, because if not, it will make her life impossible.
Brad Parscale, President Trump's former campaign manager, seen getting emotional while in the back of a police car after his arrest in Florida last month.
Tourists from around the globe thronged Cancun's international airport on Thursday, shunning social distancing norms, a day after Hurricane Delta hit the Mexican beach resort and forced mass evacuations, hotel closures and flight cancellations. For 28-year-old New Jersey native Anthony Ricci, an idyllic Caribbean vacation had turned into a nightmare. Other tourists fretted the crowding could feed the spread of coronavirus in Mexico, which has recorded almost 83,000 fatalities from COVID-19, the fourth highest globally.
Cameron's motion says the failure to delay any order lifting the secrecy of the grand jury would immediately result in irreparable harm to the commonwealth because jurors could talk before Cameron's office could file an appeal. The grand juror "asks this court to invalidate centuries of practice, custom and tradition that make grand jury proceedings secret," according to the motion filed by Assistant Attorney General Heather Becker. Becker cited a 1924 case in which Kentucky's Supreme Court said "it is the public policy of this commonwealth to keep secret the proceedings of the grand jury."
For the first time in 46 years, members of the public were permitted on Thursday to access the beach of Varosha in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of ethnically divided Cyprus. Hundreds filed through a gate manned by Turkish Cypriot police to walk on a freshly paved asphalt road leading to the beach that was the jewel of what was once Cyprus' premier tourist resort. For some, like one woman draped in the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags, it was a moment of joy to witness an “historic” moment.
New polls released after the Wednesday debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris show who Americans think came out on top. The 90-minute vice presidential debate touched on several topics — including the environment, race and the Supreme Court — and hinged largely on the coronavirus pandemic. Though some of the moderator's questions went unanswered by the candidates, the debate overall included far fewer interruptions and broken rules than last week's presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.