The city of Las Vegas is reporting a spike in coronavirus cases in a unit at the city jail.
The city of Las Vegas is reporting a spike in coronavirus cases in a unit at the city jail.
President Trump's national security adviser on Friday repeated his claim that the United States would cut its troop strength in Afghanistan to 2,500 by early next year, rebutting comments from the nation's top military officer that this represented “speculation.” In webcast comments to the Aspen Institute, Robert O'Brien added that Trump's recent tweet about bringing all U.S. troops home from the 19-year-old conflict by Christmas reflected a “desire,” not an actual plan. O'Brien's remarks are the latest in a series of seemingly contradictory statements about Afghanistan made by senior Trump administration officials during the past few weeks.
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.
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.
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.
A deer that was allegedly illegally raised by humans attacked and seriously injured a Colorado woman, officials said. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday that a woman was walking her dog on a wooded path near her home when a young buck attacked and seriously injured her. “The attack comes after CPW wildlife officers received tips that a neighbor of the victim was feeding the 1½-year-old buck — and even raised it after it was orphaned — in violation of state law,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release.
One of the earliest interactions between Donald Trump and the late Sen. John McCain came at a congressional hearing in 1993. Trump, who owned casinos in Atlantic City, was in Washington, DC, to claim that casinos on Native American reservations were controlled by the mob and avoiding taxes. Trump tried to get McCain's attention by saying, "I gave money to your campaign," according to a new book, by a longtime McCain aide.
A Pittsburgh-area mail carrier is suspected of discarding garbage bags of undelivered mail. The Pittsburgh City Paper obtained screenshots of a Facebook profile believed to belong to Sean Troesch, the mail carrier under investigation at the United States Postal Service. The profile is full of support for the QAnon conspiracy theory.
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.
Donald Trump has less than three weeks to convince voters he deserves another four more years in the Oval Office but continues to trail his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in national opinion polls. With just 18 days to the election, 20 million ballots have already been cast showing Democrats with an edge in the share of early votes cast, especially in Florida. Florida is shaping up to be the battleground of the battleground states, with two polls released on Friday showing the state on a razor's edge between the two candidates.
After a year of living on the road in her converted school bus, retiree Keri Gallioux is selling her home on wheels. In just one year, Gallioux said she had to replace just about every major part in the school bus, prompting her to sell her car and take out a loan. The financial burden put a toll on Gallioux's mental and emotional health, especially since she had to deal with the issues alone.
Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett responds to questions on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been accused of "unconscionable cruelty" by a watchdog group over her role in an appellate court decision overturning a district court which found a Wisconsin county liable for millions in damages to a woman who alleged she had been repeatedly raped by a jail guard.
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."
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.
Federal authorities in Utah have charged 21 white supremacist gang members and associates with distributing drugs and firearms around the state, according to a series of indictments unsealed Friday. The charges follow a 16-month investigation into three “home-grown” hate groups — Soldiers of Aryan Culture, Silent Aryan Warriors and Noble Elect Thugs — which officials described as increasingly organized criminal enterprises. “Unfortunately, this is a Utah product,” U.S. Attorney John Huber said at a news conference.
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.
Atlanta police used a drone to arrest a man suspected of murdering Thomas Jefferson Byrd, an actor who appeared in several Spike Lee films. The Atlanta Police Department shared the dramatic video footage on Twitter. In the video, the drone enters the suspect's apartment after the entrance is blown.
It comes after the Trump campaign aired a campaign advert which took comments Fauci had made out of context to appear as if he was praising President Trump's handling of the coronavirus. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Trump on Thursday claimed that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious diseases expert helping to co-ordinate the White House's coronavirus response, is a Democrat, despite him not being a member of any party.
When The West Wing began airing 21 years ago, in 1999, Aaron Sorkin's brand of earnest civic mindedness took to the cultural mood and political moment like a duck to water. All of this is to say that it is a fascinating exercise to see the soothing relic of The West Wing's idealistic lens dusted off to meet the dark chaos of a crisis moment in the Trump era; a political fairy tale in the midst of a real-world horror story. A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote premiered Thursday on HBO Max, reuniting the core original cast members for an elegantly staged reading of the standout episode “Hartsfield's Landing” to support, as the title quite clearly spells out, the nonpartisan non-profit When We All Vote.
Donald Trump chuckled and smirked as a crowd of supporters in Florida chanted "lock him up" after he mentioned Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and his business dealings in Ukraine. The president made the remark in Ocala after telling a group of seniors in Fort Myers he views the Biden's as an “organized crime family” even though no US or Ukrainian government entity has accused either father or son of criminal actions. Mr Trump has spent ample time at campaign and official events this week saying a recent New York Post article claiming to have reviewed emails showing Hunter Biden setting up a meeting with a business partner from Ukraine and his then-vice preside...