Nearly 6 months into the pandemic, Boston's Logan Airport remains a ghost town.
Nearly 6 months into the pandemic, Boston's Logan Airport remains a ghost town.
And Schmidt reported that Vice President Mike Pence was told to be on standby to take over the duties of the presidency in case the president went under anesthesia, though reportedly that step was not necessary. Fox News host Bret Baier brought up the reporting Tuesday night during an interview with Pence, seeming to catch the vice president off-guard. Pence clearly wanted to avoid answering the question, and when pinned down, claimed he didn't "recall" being on "standby" — extremely evasive language that suggests he may be relying on technicalities to justify essentially lying to the public.
Without knowing the full context, a cursory comment might inadvertently praise or shame someone dealing with a serious physical or mental health condition. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chadwick Boseman, the actor best-known for starring in Marvel's "Black Panther," died August 28, after four years of silently battling colon cancer.
Thailand's king has reinstated his royal consort to the position, nearly a year after she was stripped of her titles in a dramatic fall from grace. King Vajiralongkorn returned Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi's rank and titles on Wednesday, the Royal Gazette announced. Sineenat was stripped of her rank in October 2019, only months after being named as the king's companion.
A postal service facility in Baltimore, Maryland sat on 68,000 pieces of political mail for five days before the June 2 primary, according to an audit. The audit by the Postal Service's Office Inspector General (OIG), which was published Monday, was done for the purpose of evaluating, “the U.S. Postal Service's readiness for timely processing of Election and Political Mail for the 2020 general elections. Their findings found that the delayed mail sent on May 12 “sat unprocessed” before it came to the attention of management.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Wednesday the police officers who shot Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor should be charged and "let the judicial system work its way." Blake, 29, was shot seven times the back and paralyzed Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while he was trying to get into an SUV that held his three young children. Taylor, 26, was shot and killed March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky, after police forcibly entered her apartment.
The commander of the U.S. Army's Fort Hood is being removed from his position and will no longer assume command of a division at Fort Bliss, according to a U.S. Army statement released Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt was set to take over the 1st Armored Division soon. Now the Army will announce who will take over the division in the coming days.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) got her hair washed and blow-dried at a salon in San Francisco on Monday, and the salon's owner sent security camera footage to Fox News on Tuesday, calling the visit to her business "a slap in the face." California allows only outdoor hair cuts, owner Erica Kious told Fox News, and she will have to shut down her salon in 30 to 60 days if she can't re-open, saying the $12,000 loan she got from the federal Paycheck Protection Program will carry her only so far. The footage showed Pelosi walking through a room with her face mask around her neck, followed by the masked stylist who rented a chair in the salon.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that the Trump administration and Senate Republicans have been discussing a possible revamp of coronavirus relief measures. The new bill will "hopefully" be unveiled next week, Mnuchin said.
Lebanon's prime minister-designate said Wednesday he wants to swiftly form a government of specialists committed to enacting urgent reforms in the crisis-stricken country that can regain the trust of the Lebanese and the international community. Mustapha Adib, a 48-year-old diplomat, spoke to reporters after holding consultations with members of parliament over the formation of a new crisis Cabinet. It was Macron's second visit in less than a month as Lebanon faces multiple crises and challenges — including an unprecedented financial and economic meltdown and the aftermath of last month's massive explosion in Beirut's port that ripped through the capital.
The police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a federal officer last week arrested food-truck workers at gunpoint, alleging that their presence at a gas station was evidence that they were "preparing for criminal activity" amid protests prompted by the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Riot Kitchen supports protesters with food and supplies and says these efforts can deescalate confrontations. Six of the workers arrested were held for nearly 48 hours in what one attorney said was a blatant attempt to keep them away from protests.
Since then, the number of coronavirus cases have doubled in South Dakota and there has been an uptick in new cases being reported in neighboring North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska as well, the latest NBC News Digital figures show. Any time you have a mass gathering of hundreds of thousands of people and then they return to their home states, you're going to increase the likelihood of a 'superspreader' event,” Victor Huber, a biomedical sciences professor at the University of South Dakota, said. But it's not just the bikers who appear to be driving the spike in new cases, said Dr. Sadiya Khan, an epidemiologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Tropical Storm Nana could become the season's next hurricane Wednesday evening as it closes in on a Belize landfall early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. The center is also tracking Tropical Storm Omar and two tropical waves, which for now pose no threat to land. As of the 2 p.m. update, Nana was packing 60 mph winds and headed toward Central America at 17 mph. The small storm, with tropical-storm-force winds extending 70 miles from the center, was 215 miles east of Belize City, Belize.
The German occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1945 witnessed a remarkable building campaign to align this northern land with Hitler's New Order. From gleaming highways and ideal cities to maternity centers for a purified Nordic race, plans to remake Norway into a model “Aryan” society fired the imagination of Nazi leaders. As the Greater German Reich expanded and stretched beyond the Arctic Circle, the Nazis wasted no time leaving their mark on the new territories.
A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease official, said this week. Although two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end the trials weeks early if interim results are overwhelmingly positive or negative. The Data and Safety Monitoring Board could say, "The data is so good right now that you can say it's safe and effective,” Fauci said Tuesday.
The police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, say 102 of 175 people arrested there since protests began over the shooting of Jacob Blake listed addresses outside the city, according to The Wall Street Journal. Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen from Antioch, Illinois, charged with two killings in the unrest, is among that number. The out-of-town people arrested came from 44 cities, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported the Kenosha police as saying.
President Donald Trump told Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former White House press secretary, to go to North Korea and take "one for the team" after Kim Jong Un appeared to wink at her, she said in a new memoir, according to The Guardian. Sanders said that during a summit between Trump and Kim in Singapore in 2018, "Kim nodded and appeared to wink at me." "Well, Sarah, that settles it.
Findings released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia suggest the state wrongfully removed thousand names from the voter rolls in December 2019 after determining those residents had moved from the address listed on their registrations. “We found 198,351 Georgia voters who supposedly moved from their registration addresses who, in fact, have not moved at all, and therefore were wrongly purged — a 63.3.% error rate,” per the report conducted by a nonpartisan nonprofit, the Palast Investigative Fund.
The family of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by deputies during a traffic stop over a bicycle code violation on Monday has demanded accountability and justice amid a fresh wave of protests. Family members say Dijon Kizzee was fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies after they attempted to stop him while he was riding a bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. Almost immediately after the incident, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in outrage, chanting for justice as they marched to the South L.A. Sheriff's Station on Imperial Highway.
Tom Gram got a big surprise when he watched President Trump's visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday. Gram's century-old camera store burned down last week amid protests and unrest in Kenosha, and when Trump planned a visit, the White House asked Gram for a meeting. Gram refused, but that didn't stop the shop from becoming a stop on Trump's tour, Milwaukee NBC News affiliate TMJ4 reports.
Extinction Rebellion activists gathered outside Britain's parliament on Tuesday, calling on government to take urgent steps to avoid a climate catastrophe and kicking off two weeks of planned large-scale action. The rallies in London's Parliament Square and in the cities of Cardiff and Manchester come after protests planned for earlier in the year were canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus. Extinction Rebellion say an emergency response and mass move away from polluting industries and behaviors is needed to avert a looming climate cataclysm.