CBS4's Dave Warren shares the details of the plan.
CBS4's Dave Warren shares the details of the plan.
National advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues are lobbying the debate commission and moderator Susan Page to commit to ask Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris questions focused on the community for next week's vice presidential debate. In a letter obtained exclusively by Yahoo News, over a dozen LGBTQIA+ and progressive groups, including the Center for American Progress and the LGBTQ Victory Fund — led by the Human Rights Campaign — specifically zeroed in on stances taken by Pence and the Trump administration as racist, misogynistic and transphobic, and urged both Page and the commission to press Pence on his record.
One of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's most well-known character traits is his colourful way of speaking; sometimes he's telling stories about being a teenager at a swimming pool, sometimes he's reminiscing about how his dad used to drive cars, sometimes he's putting his foot in his mouth, and sometimes he's resurrecting decades old words like "malarkey" and plastering them across buses. During Tuesday night's debates, he added a new phrase to his ever shifting lexicon - "Inshallah." Mr Biden deployed the phrase in a testy exchange with Donald Trump regarding his still-unreleased tax returns.
The family of a Dalit (formerly untouchable) woman who died after she was allegedly gang-raped has accused police officials of cremating her body without their permission. The 19-year-old was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras district in northern India. Local journalist Abhishek Mathur, who witnessed the cremation from a distance, told the BBC that the police kept her family and media away from the funeral pyre.
The Treasury has upped its offer on federal coronavirus spending by some $100 billion as it continues negotiations with Democrats, Roll Call reported. The politics news site reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered a $1.62 trillion package when talking to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. The two parties have been in a standoff as Democrats seek to secure much more spending than Republicans.
The CIA and National Security Agency directors opposed U.S. spy chief John Ratcliffe's decision to declassify and send to a top Republican lawmaker unverified Russian intelligence that may have been fabricated, according to current and former U.S. officials. The disclosure that CIA Director Gina Haspel and NSA Director Paul Nakasone opposed the material's release comes after Democrats and former U.S. intelligence officials alleged Ratcliffe made it public for the political purpose of helping President Donald Trump as he pursues a tough re-election fight.
As the only child of former president Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton knows a thing or two about public scrutiny. In a new interview on Spotify's podcast Jemele Hill is Unbothered, Ms Clinton spoke about the hateful comments she regularly receives from the public, even when she's with her young children. When Ms Hill asked if people are ever mean to her face, the author recounted some of the worst comments she's heard.
A video of a dying indigenous woman screaming in distress and being insulted by hospital staff shows the "worst form of racism", says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The woman, Joyce Echaquan, streamed her treatment on Facebook shortly before her death in Joliette, Quebec. It is the latest a series of events that have raised questions about systemic racism faced by indigenous people in Canada.
Congressional Democrats are expecting to vote Thursday evening on a revised COVID-19 relief bill as negotiations remained stalled with the White House and a deal on urgently needed aid remains out of reach. The proposal, a pared-down version of the Heroes Act passed by House Democrats in May, will likely pass the House, but will face opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where lawmakers have balked at a higher price tag for more relief. House Democrats unveiled their $2.2 trillion proposal on Monday, though House Republicans panned the bill as a “socialist wish list,” and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters it would be “outlandish” to think Senate Republicans would support a relief bill over $2 trillion.
The first 2020 presidential debate was a "total mess," primarily because of President Trump, moderator Chris Wallace says. Wallace spoke on Fox News on Thursday two days after moderating the first 2020 debate between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, which was widely considered a trainwreck and frequently went off the rails as Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden and Wallace when it wasn't his turn to speak. "The president was determined to try to butt in and throw Joe Biden off," Wallace said.
The warnings, which referenced malicious programs known as ransomware, came in advisories from Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The warnings add another layer of concern for cyber insurers, who have been ramping up rates and trying to curb exposure to vulnerable customers because of surging costly ransomware claims in recent years. The average ransomware payment jumped by 60% to $178,254 between the first and second quarters, according to Coveware a firm that helps negotiate and facilitate cyber ransom payments.
A former coal magnate who fought mining health rules has reportedly filed for federal black lung benefits. Robert Murray ran the biggest private coal company in the US for decades and rejected regulations designed to prevent workers from getting the disease. In his application with the US Department of Labor he says he is now heavily dependent on oxygen and “near death”, according to ABC News.
The Department of Justice improperly redacted portions of the Mueller report, a US federal judge ruled Wednesday. The censored parts of the report dealt with potential criminal charges, Russia's hack of the Democratic National Committee, and the Trump campaign's interest in stolen DNC emails, BuzzFeed reported. US District Court Judge Reggie Walton said those segments of the report must be unredacted by November 2.
Voting rights experts sounded the alarm over outrageous claims President Donald Trump made about mail-in voting during Tuesday night's presidential debate and his refusal to say that he would accept election results. From claiming mail carriers in West Virginia are "selling the ballots" to arguing that mail ballots are being "dumped in rivers" and "creeks," Trump ramped up his yearlong assault on mail-in voting with misleading and conspiratorial statements in his first debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "This is not going to end well," Trump warned, continuing his long line of attacks about mail-in voting throughout the campaign intended to cast doubt over the legitimacy of the November election.
The sun rose Thursday over a somber ceremony marking the third anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, as Las Vegas remembered the excruciating night when 58 people were killed at an outdoor country music festival in 2017. “Three years ago today, a heinous act of violence rained down on our city, our county and our state,” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak told a modest gathering at an open-air amphitheater at the Clark County Government Center. “Victim families will forever be in our hearts from 1 October,” he said, “and we will never, never forget what happened that day or the lives that were lost and the lives that were changed.”
Nearly three decades, 850 witnesses, more than 7,000 documents, photographs and videotapes later, a court in India found no-one guilty of razing a 16th-Century mosque which was attacked by Hindu mobs in the holy city of Ayodhya. Last year, India's Supreme Court conceded it had been a "calculated act" and an "egregious violation of the rule of law". Generally the verdict is being seen as another indictment of India's sluggish and chaotic criminal justice system.
Fall is prime planting time in Southern California to get berries established for spring harvest and fill your larder with tasty greens, brassicas, peas and root crops all winter long. Plant strawberries, raspberries and other vining berries in loose, well-composted soil for a spring harvest that will increase every year. Pro tip: IBlueberries require acidic potting soil in big containers at least 24 inches deep.
“Are you talking about Hunter?” Trump said late into the debate, interrupting Biden as he reflected on his late son, Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015. Trump's callous and incorrect comments—Hunter Biden was not dishonorably discharged— about his opponent's lone surviving son's past drug use were clearly wielded to leave a mark, but Biden responded with defiance. “My son, like a lot of people, like a lot of people we know at home, had a drug problem,” Biden said.
The governor's order will close down more than a dozen satellite locations in at least two counties: Harris, which includes Houston, had opened 12 sites to collect early mail ballots, while Travis, which includes Austin, had four. Texas is one of the few U.S. states that limits who can request absentee ballots: only voters who are over the age of 65, have a disability, are confined to a jail or will be out of town on Election Day can vote by mail. Earlier this year, both the state Supreme Court and a federal appeals court rejected efforts to extend mail voting to all Texans amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
At least three Indian soldiers were killed and five others wounded by Pakistani shelling along the highly militarized frontier dividing Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed rivals, the Indian army said Thursday. Indian army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said two soldiers died and four were wounded on Thursday when Pakistani soldiers fired mortar rounds and other weapons in the northwestern Nowgam sector along the Line of Control in Kupwara district. Kalia called the incident “an unprovoked violation” of a 2003 cease-fire accord and said Indian troops gave a “befitting response.”