It focused on the experience of Black individuals in law enforcement.
It focused on the experience of Black individuals in law enforcement.
Donald Trump has denied that he is lagging behind Joe Biden in the national polls, telling Fox Business he regards all mainstream media forecasts as “fake” and denying that his latest campaign rallies amount to coronavirus superspreader events, insisting his crowds do wear face masks while falsely claiming the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) doubts their efficacy. Nevertheless, the president is losing to Biden by as much as 17 points some surveys and only last night he acknowledged his fears that he could lose Iowa, admitting in Des Moines: "For me to only be up six [in Iowa], I'm a little bit concerned, I'll tell you that."
There are reports of an unidentified person flying in a jetpack near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - the second such incident in two months. A China Airlines crew said it saw what appeared to be someone in a jetpack on Wednesday at 6,000ft (1,829m), seven miles (11km) north-west of LAX, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The FBI is investigating the incident, as well as a similar one in September.
In less than two months, Scott Peterson has gone from facing the death penalty for the 2004 conviction of killing his wife and unborn son to facing the possibility of a new trial. The California Supreme Court, which in August overturned Peterson's death penalty, on Thursday ordered his murder convictions be examined, according to multiple published reports. At issue in what was once a high-profile case: The court said a juror failed to disclose she had been involved with other legal proceedings and, as a result, committed prejudicial misconduct,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
The biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water on Tuesday as navy divers tried to defuse it.
The European Union on Thursday slapped sanctions on a Russian tycoon, who has close ties to President Vladimir Putin and is accused of interfering in a U.S. election, for helping undermine the security of Libya and breaking the U.N. arms embargo on the conflict-torn north African country. The EU said it imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on Yevgeny Prigozhin, accusing him of being “engaged in and providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Libya, including through violations of the UN arms embargo. It said the Russian businessman has “close links, including financially, to the private military company Wagner Group.
Whether it was Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that granted same-sex marriage rights nationwide, or Griswold v. Connecticut, a case regarding birth control, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett refused to give opinions on how those cases were decided, citing the fact that they may come before the court again. Barrett based her reasoning solely on the previous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed school segregation.
The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post published a series of stories on Tuesday surrounding alleged emails between Hunter Biden and officials connected with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which the outlet obtained from a source who met multiple times over the last year with an individual whom the U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned as an active agent of Russia. The Post, which published the unverified emails on Wednesday, reported that the information came from Rudy Giuliani. The former LifeLock spokesperson attempted to distance himself from Andrii Derkach last month after the Treasury Department accused the Ukrainian lawmaker of being a Russian agent and running a "covert influence campaign" directed at the 2020 U.S. presidential election since late 2019.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham has quickly defended controversial comments he made during the third day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, in which he referenced “the good old days of segregation”. The Republican senator spoke to reporters immediately after calling a lunch breaking at the Wednesday hearings and said his question to the nominee was “dripping in sarcasm”. Mr Graham was questioning Judge Barrett, President Donald Trump's third nomination to the nation's highest court, when he said: “You're not aware of any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation by a legislative body, is that correct?"
Amy Cooper, the white woman who called police on a Black man after he asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, called 911 twice during the Memorial Day incident, falsely stating in a previously unreported call that he “tried to assault her,” prosecutors revealed Wednesday. Cooper, 41, was charged in July with a misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, the Manhattan District Attorney's office said. In a 911 call captured in a viral video, she allegedly falsely reported that Christian Cooper, 57, was threatening her life.
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. Justice Department has ended its probe into whether Obama administration officials improperly "unmasked" associates of President Donald Trump mentioned in intelligence reports, two congressional sources said on Wednesday. Unmasking refers to the naming of U.S. citizens whose identities were blacked out in reports from the National Security Agency that captured their communications with a foreign national. Trump and his allies have sought to portray the use of the process during the administration of his Democratic predecessor, President Barack Obama, as a misuse of government authority.
Last Saturday, for the first time in nearly three years, North Korea rolled out a new intercontinental ballistic missile. The weapon is an even larger liquid-fueled ICBM than the two ICBM types tested in 2017, but it has yet to test it and analysts are trying to figure out why North Korea built it. Large liquid-propellant missiles like the new ICBM can throw more weight, such as larger or multiple warheads, greater distances, but they are not particularly survivable.
On Wednesday morning, the New York Post published a story alleging that Hunter Biden dropped off a laptop at a Delaware computer store for repair and that the device contained nefarious emails and photos. The Post said that “before turning over the gear,” the owner of the computer repair shop “made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's lawyer, Robert Costello.” The story alleged that the Biden son was setting up a meeting between a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm on which he served and his father, who was then the vice president.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham has been accused of violating federal election laws for using an intermission at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings to discuss campaign fundraising efforts and call for “help” from South Carolina voters against his Democratic opponent in the November elections. The Republican senator was discussing his re-election bid against Jaime Harrison, the Democratic senatorial candidate who raised a record-breaking $57 million during the third quarter of his campaign, at a break in the committee hearings when he made the remarks.
Federal prosecutors claimed "Cheer" star Jerry Harris "victimized" at least five to 10 minors and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in a public restroom, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Prosecutors and Harris' lawyers argued over whether he should be released ahead of his trial. "Harris, by his own admission, has victimized at least 5 to 10 children who are all forever damaged by his criminal conduct," prosecutors alleged in the documents.
A 3-week-old girl was sexually assaulted and battered in an Ocala area foster home, and child welfare officials could have prevented it from happening, according to a lawsuit filed last week in the Marion County Courthouse. Both Kids Central, the Ocala nonprofit agency charged with managing child welfare in the region, and The Centers, which offers case management services, knew that a 16-year-old boy living in the home had sexually assaulted other young children in the past. The foster parents – identified as "the Kleins" – had set up video cameras around the house to monitor the boy's activities.
McConnell effectively torpedoed a stimulus bill ranging between $1.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion that's being negotiated by White House and Democrats. Trump and McConnell are at odds over a coronavirus relief bill, with the president stepping up his calls in recent days. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters in Kentucky on Thursday he wouldn't put a coronavirus relief bill negotiated between the White House and Democrats up for a vote on the Senate floor, effectively torpedoing a deal.
Donald Trump admitted to exposing his chief of staff to coronavirus by allowing Mark Meadows to fly with him to Walter Reed military hospital two weeks ago. The president made the remark during a campaign rally in North Carolina, a battleground where he is in a dead heat with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden after winning the state in 2016. "Could you imagine, I had to go to North Carolina to find my chief of staff?" he said with a smirk.
A growing body of evidence suggests that blood type may play a role in the risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus or developing life-threatening complications from the illness. Two studies on the topic were published Wednesday in the journal Blood Advances, a publication of the American Society of Hematology. Blood type, the researchers found, stood out as a potential key difference between the two groups.
President Donald Trump's lawyer and the New York Post getting their hands on a mysterious laptop purportedly containing embarrassing information about Hunter Biden is "too perfect," an Estonian intelligence official told Insider. The emails that the Post reported on are probably a mixture of real and manipulated material — a classic Russian disinformation tactic, the official said. An Estonian intelligence official with knowledge of Russian intelligence operations says the Hunter Biden computer email scandal hints at a Russian disinformation operation.