Worldwide Covid-19 deaths have reached 1,029,969 according to data from JohnsHopkins University.
Worldwide Covid-19 deaths have reached 1,029,969 according to data from JohnsHopkins University.
Chris Wallace, moderator of the first presidential debate, said that President Trump and his campaign staff arrived in Cleveland for Tuesday's debate without enough time to be tested for the coronavirus. “They didn't arrive until Tuesday afternoon,” Wallace said on Fox News Friday afternoon, after the White House announced that Trump, the first lady and top aide Hope Hicks had all tested positive. Late Friday afternoon, the White House announced Trump was being moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a few days as a “precautionary measure.”
Police serving a search warrant on Breonna Taylor's home told investigators they banged on her door and announced themselves from 30 to 90 seconds before breaking in during a botched raid that ended with the officers fatally shooting her, audio recordings released on Friday show. The new details from the police officers who raided Taylor's Louisville apartment contrast with earlier witness reports and has been a point of contention in the case that has captured national attention and prompted street protests over racism and police use of force.
The U.S. Senate race in North Carolina has been thrown into turmoil: The incumbent, Thom Tillis, has COVID-19 and his opponent, Cal Cunningham, has been caught sending extramarital texts. The Democrat's romantic messages to public relations strategist Arlene Guzman Todd were initially exposed by the National File, a right-wing website.
Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Thursday the president can go ahead with a proposed referendum on prosecuting ex-presidents. As submitted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the referendum question states: “Do you agree or not that the relevant authorities should, in accordance with the applicable laws and procedures, investigate and if appropriate punish, the presumed crimes committed by former presidents” and then goes on to name five of Mexico's six living ex-presidents. The sixth, Luís Echeverria, served from 1970 to 1976 and is 98 years old.
After getting a coronavirus swab test at a hospital, a U.S. woman began leaking brain fluid from her nose, according to a study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. When the woman later returned to the hospital, complaining of headaches, neck stiffness, light sensitivity, and a persistent metallic taste in her mouth, the doctors behind the study began investigating. Though nasal swab testing for COVID-19 is well-known for causing discomfort, the 40-something woman's experience is the first known case of its kind, according to the study's authors — and it took an unusual set of circumstances to happen.
President Trump's positive test for COVID-19 may not spark any sudden moves by foreign adversaries, but the news will be another blow to U.S. prestige on the global stage, according to national security experts. “It's certainly embarrassing when the president has scoffed about taking precautions and then comes down with the disease,” said Jon Alterman, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Meanwhile, adversaries will use Trump's positive COVID-19 test in their influence campaigns, according to Ned Price, a former CIA intelligence analyst who also served as National Security Council spokesman and special assistant to President Barack Obama.
Lying intact at the bottom of the Baltic Sea- Polish divers say they have discovered the wreck of a German World War Two cargo ship which may help solve a decades-old mystery and long lost treasure - the location of the Amber Room. Decorated with amber and gold, the Amber room was originally part of Russia's Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, but was last seen in Konigsberg, the Prussian city which is now known as Kaliningrad. It was from Konigsberg that the Karlsruhe steamer set sail in 1945 before being sunk by Soviet planes off the coast of Poland.
The man's neighbor then came out of her home carrying a sword and claiming Mata was an abductor, reports said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A seventh-grade history teacher, who is Latino, was stunned when police in Torrance, California arrived at his home and asked the identity of the white baby that he was holding moments earlier, he told the Los Angeles Times.
The Democratic challenger in North Carolina's closely contested U.S. Senate campaign has acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a woman who's not his wife, but he said he will not drop out of the race. Cal Cunningham apologized late Friday for the text message exchanges in which he tells the woman he wants to kiss her and she says she wants to spend the night with him. Cunningham's admission regarding the text messages, along with his opponent U.S. Senate Thom Tillis announcing Friday night he has tested positive for COVID-19, could reshape the nation's most expensive Senate campaign, which is considered key to determining the power balance in the Senate.
A 17-foot, 2-inch great white shark weighing an astounding 3,541 pounds was captured Friday in the Northwest Atlantic by researchers with OCEARCH. Expedition leader Chris Fischer told McClatchy News the shark is more than 50 years old and counts as the largest white shark the nonprofit has tagged in the Northwest Atlantic. It is also among the 12 biggest white sharks he has tagged off Africa and in the Pacific, he said.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Christie's case appears to be part of the same outbreak that has resulted in positive tests for President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and several others linked to the White House. Christie helped Trump prepare for his presidential debate against former Vice President Joe Biden earlier this week, and he also attended Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination ceremony at the White House last Saturday.
Two women are in police custody in Salt Lake City on suspicion of kidnapping a six-year-old child. The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake said in statements shared on social media that they believed Emily Jolley enlisted the help of her friend Bonnie Jackson to kidnap her biological son, over whom she does not have custody. Both women have spread rhetoric associated with QAnon on Facebook.
Florida authorities say they've filed a voter fraud charge against a man who said he said he “wanted to test the system" when he tried to obtain a mail-in ballot for his deceased wife. Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett said he contacted the sheriff's office after a review of voter rolls showed that Larry Wiggins' wife had been dead for two years. Staffers determined that Wiggins forged his late wife's name on the ballot request, according to the Bradenton Herald.
President Alexander Lukashenko's government announced that it had drawn up a list of people banned from entering Belarus in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the European Union on Friday. After hours of summit talks, EU member states agreed to sanction about 40 Belarusian officials accused of rigging the Aug. 9 presidential election that handed Lukashenko a sixth term and sparked a wave of mass protests and strikes. Belarus did not name the officials on its sanctions list or which countries they were from.
An Emmy-nominated sportscaster in Connecticut is out of a job after referring to Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as an “Uncle Tom” in a since-deleted Twitter post. News 12 Connecticut announced anchor Fred Gerteiny's firing in a statement Wednesday, condemning his “racially insensitive” comment aimed at Scott, the GOP's sole Black senator. “After reviewing the incident, the network released sports reporter Fred Gerteiny,” the station said in a statement.
In response to the president's diagnosis, Joe Biden's campaign announced on Friday that it would be suspending all negative campaign advertisements. A campaign aide told the New York Times that the decision was made before Mr Trump was rushed to Walter Reed hospital. The Biden campaign's overture came hours after leading Democrats, including the Biden family, offered their well-wishes to their political opponents.
Egypt's tourism and antiquities minster said on Saturday archaeologists have unearthed dozens of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo. Khalid el-Anany said at least 59 sealed sarcophagi, with mummies inside most of them, were found that had been buried in three wells more than 2,600 years ago. I consider this is the beginning of a big discovery,” el-Anany said, adding that there is an unknown number of coffins that have yet to be unearthed in the same area.
"As relief for airline workers is being advanced, the airline industry must delay these devastating job cuts," she said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rheanna Lawson (@rheannalawson) on Sep 28, 2020 at 5:32pm PDT Flight crew members took to social media to share personal reactions to the furloughs, with hashtags such as "#aastews" and "facingfurlough" flooding Instagram. American Airlines flight attendant Breaunna Ross, 29, delivered a tearful goodbye to passengers over the intercom on a flight before she was furloughed.
A couple of billionaire brothers from Venezuela won't be getting back their $1 million super yacht anytime soon. A Miami lawsuit brought by Luis and Ignacio Oberto was thrown out this week when a federal judge found that their company, which claimed to own the Italian-made vessel, had been dissolved a few years ago so the brothers could not assert ownership. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno said the Obertos' Panamanian company, Violet Advisors S.A., no longer existed at the time that the brothers filed their suit in April to reclaim the Leonardo II yacht.
The announcement that President Donald Trump, his wife, and a top White House aide contracted coronavirus threatened, on Friday, to bring unprecedented levels of tumult to the federal government. But even as the president was rushed to the hospital at Walter Reed, for what the White House said would be days of observation, rest and testing, officials inside the administration said they didn't anticipate much of a shakeup in their approach to combating COVID. There would reportedly be no official revised mask policy, which remained encouraged but not required.