There are concerns over mail-in ballots in Butler County. KDKA's Royce Jones has more.
There are concerns over mail-in ballots in Butler County. KDKA's Royce Jones has more.
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.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has set a fundraising record for Republican Senate candidates, bringing in $28 million in the third quarter of a reelection battle that is swiftly becoming among the more expensive in the country — and his toughest to date. Graham's campaign said Wednesday the amount raised in the final full fundraising quarter before the Nov. 3 general election is the most ever raised in a single quarter by any Republican Senate candidate in the country. The haul comes as Graham takes a turn in the national spotlight where, as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, he presides over the confirmation hearings of President Donald Trump's third U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
The former Navy SEAL known for his role in the operation that killed Osama bin Laden is pushing back after President Donald Trump amplified conspiracy theories that the terrorist leader's death was a hoax. Robert O'Neill, who says he killed bin Laden in the 2011 raid, has rebuffed Trump and others in several tweets for promoting the conspiracy theory that bin Laden's body double was instead killed. "Very brave men said [goodbye] to their kids to go kill Osama bin Laden.
Newly released cellphone videos show the seconds before and after the deadly shooting that occurred at a protest in Denver. Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard hired by a local TV station, shot and killed a man who maced him, now identified as Lee Keltner. Mr Dolloff is currently detained on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting, Denver police have said.
Officials at Zion National Park in Utah continue to search for a California mother who went missing last week, providing new information to the public on Tuesday. Courtier rode a private shuttle to the Grotto area of Zion National Park and was hiking the Kayenta Trail, heading toward Emerald Pools around 1:30 pm on Oct. 6, according to a person riding the shuttle.She was supposed to return on the shuttle at 4:40 p.m. Courtier left her phone in California, so search efforts have not been focused on her electronic use and she did not leave any type of itinerary.
Some Democrats are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take the White House's $1.8 trillion stimulus deal. "We're not that far apart and the last few things should be negotiated — we should be able to get something done," Rep. Ro Khanna of California said in an interview. Khanna and Andrew Yang are among the few Democrats who have called for Pelosi to take the deal to try to get federal relief out the door quickly.
A mountain lion followed a hiker for six scary minutes on a trail in a viral video — but what actually happened? A 26-year-old Utah man posted the video to social media and said he was running on a trail in Provo's Slate Canyon when he saw cubs on the path. “Turns out they were cougar cubs and their mother was not happy to see me,” Kyle Burgess wrote on YouTube.
Amy Coney Barrett says she doesn't recall seeing President Donald Trump's statements that he planned to nominate Supreme Court justices who would repeal the Affordable Care Act prior to her nomination for an open seat. Her comments came in response to questions from Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the Democratic nominee for vice president. Harris questioned Barrett via video stream from her office in the Capitol rather than attend in person due to coronavirus concerns.
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of shooting three people and killing two of them at an anti-racism protest in August, will not face charges in his home state of Illinois, the Lake County State's Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. In a news release, authorities said they determined the weapon used in the August 25 shooting had been purchased, stored, and used in Wisconsin and there was no evidence Rittenhouse ever used or possessed the weapon in the state of Illinois. In Wisconsin, Rittenhouse is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted intentional homicide, and a misdemeanor charge of underage firearm possession.
An group of Iowa farmers has put up a billboard ahead of the president's Wednesday night rally in the state, directing people towards the “Trump Covid superspreader event”. The billboard was positioned directly opposite Des Moines airport, where his hangar rally will be held. Local officials were told to expect “up to 10,000 people at the rally,” according to the Des Moines Register.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of the victim's name as reported by the White County Coroner's Office. Georgia authorities have identified a Cartersville woman as the hiker who fell to her death while climbing Yonah Mountain. Jennifer Randel, 46, was hiking with her husband and son Tuesday when she plummeted more than 300 feet from the mountain's rock face and died, White County Coroner Ricky Barrett told McClatchy News.
Donald Trump and Devin Nunes Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images President Donald Trump urged California Republicans to defy a state order to remove fake "official" ballot drop boxes after numerous top officials called them "illegal." State Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Monday issued an order to the California GOP and three county chapters requiring the removal of unofficial ballot drop boxes erected in front of locations like gyms, gun stores and churches that were falsely marked "official." Trump, however, urged the party to fight the order in court.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the president's Supreme Court nominee, apologized on Tuesday for using the widely criticized term "sexual preference" to refer to LGBTQ Americans' sexual orientations. "I have no agenda, and I do want to be clear that I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference," Barrett said. Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono later chastised Barrett during her questioning time, pointing out that the term is "offensive and outdated."
The Barry County, Michigan, Sheriff Dar Leaf defended a group of people accused of plotting a domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. "These guys are innocent till proven guilty so I'm not even sure if they had any part of it," he told WXMI. Thirteen defendants, who had connections to a militia group known as the "Wolverine Watchmen" have been charged in the alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer.
In a new study published Wednesday, researchers in Canada found that, among 95 critically ill COVID-19 patients, 84 percent of those with the blood types A and AB required mechanical ventilation compared to 61 percent of patients with type O or type B, CNN reports. The former group also remained in the intensive care unit for a median of 13.5 days, while the latter's median stay was nine days. Dr. Mypinder Sekhon, an intensive care physician at Vancouver General Hospital and the author of the study, said blood type has been "at the back of my mind" when treating patients, but "we need repeated findings across many jurisdictions that show the same thing" before anything definitive is established.
Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, pressed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett about the process for recusal in a case before the court concerning the Affordable Care Act.
Through never-before-seen footage and in-depth interviews, "The FBI Declassified" takes you inside the minds of heroic federal agents and analysts as they reveal how they solved some of the biggest cases of their careers. Around 2000, FBI agents learned there were multiple sets of Russian spies in the United States, posing as Americans. "Operation Ghost Stories was probably the largest FBI counterintelligence investigation in history," says Alan Kohler, assistant director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division.
Donald Trump's lack of political support on the campaign trail was highlighted by Fox News on Wednesday morning, with the host asking where the surrogates were, and describing the president as “a one-man band”. Brian Kilmeade spoke to White House spokesman Alyssa Farah on Fox & Friends, and noted something unusual about Trump's campaign rallies. Here's the thing I don't understand,” he said.
WASHINGTON – Democrats warned Wednesday that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's almost certain confirmation could launch a new chapter of conservative judicial activism, though the federal appeals court judge sought to portray herself as a mainstream jurist without any agenda. As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing drew toward a close Wednesday, several Democrats acknowledged Barrett would be confirmed to succeed the late liberal Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, most likely by a party-line vote before Election Day. "It seems that the fix is in," Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.