Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is hoping to have 2020 sample ballots up on their website next week.
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is hoping to have 2020 sample ballots up on their website next week.
In a congressional hearing Wednesday, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, held up the disposable surgical mask he had been wearing and declared that the simple covering may ultimately be better than a much-hoped-for vaccine. “This face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine,” Redfield said, referring to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Redfield went on to say that a vaccine could have an immunogenicity of 70 percent, meaning that it may not work in close to one-third of people to whom it is administered.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is struggling to win over Latino voters, made his first campaign appearance in Florida on Tuesday, at the opening of Hispanic Heritage Month. After being introduced by Luis Fonsi, the singer of the international hit, Biden said, "I just have one thing to say," before hitting play. "I'll tell you what, if I had the talent of any one of these people, I'd be elected president by acclamation," Biden said, referring to Fonsi, as well as singer Ricky Martin and actress Eva Longoria, who also spoke ahead of Biden in Kissimmee, Florida.
A Malaysian man says he found monkey selfies and videos on his missing phone a day after retrieving it in the jungle behind his house. The content - including footage of a monkey that appears to be trying to eat the phone - has been widely shared on social media since Zackrydz Rodzi posted it on Twitter. Mr Zackrydz, 20, told the BBC he realised his smartphone was gone when he woke up at around 11am on Saturday morning.
A Black man is suing two Wisconsin police officers after he was mistaken for a burglar and handcuffed in his home, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Keonte Furdge had been living with a friend in Monona and on June 2, Monona Police Department officers Jared Wedig and Luke Wunsch pointed their guns and went inside the home without knocking or getting permission, according to the lawsuit filed on Monday. Furdge is suing the city of Monona and officers Wedig and Wunsch, alleging unlawful entry, false arrest, excessive force, and failure to intervene.
Protesters are being tortured in police stations across Belarus, where authorities have failed to open investigations, human rights experts said on Wednesday, holding a press conference in Geneva where alleged victims spoke by video link from Minsk. The Belarus interior ministry did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment. In the past, the Belarusian authorities have said the police are humane and professional, but have declined to comment on specific allegations of abuse which are under review.
The gynecologist at the center of a whistleblower complaint about hysterectomies being performed on detained women in Georgia without their knowledge or consent has been identified by NBC News. Lawyers for the detained women identified the man as Dr. Mahendra Amin, NBC News reported. Business Insider was not able to independently confirm.
Democrat Amy McGrath tried to turn Mitch McConnell's Senate seniority into a liability Wednesday, accusing the Republican leader of helping to create an “inept mess” as Congress struggles to break an impasse on more coronavirus aid in a hyper-partisan environment. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by two Louisville professional groups, McGrath later acknowledged that McConnell's long Senate career looms as her biggest challenge in trying to unseat him in the November election. McConnell, who is seeking a seventh term, has been in office so long, she said, that it's “really hard to get people to believe that he can be defeated.”
The final House Transportation committee report on the fatal design flaws of Boeing's 737 MAX—which killed 346 people in two accidents between 2018 and 2019—show the air disasters could have been avoided. The 239-page report, which was released Wednesday, is the product of an 18-month investigation that confirmed time and again that Boeing caved into “production pressure that ultimately jeopardized the safety of the flying public.” The committee cites competition with Airbus as a primary cause of cuts in costs to maintain the 737 MAX production, even though those shortcuts were fatal.
A Pakistani ruling party parliamentarian has introduced legislation seeking to jail anyone who "ridicules or brings into disrepute or defames" the military, according to records posted on parliament's website on Wednesday. Civil rights groups and opposition parties have long held that the military meddles in politics and had supported crackdowns on critical voices, an allegation the military denies. "The purpose of this amendment is to prevent hatred and disrespectful behaviour against the Armed Forces," says the bill, presented by Amjad Ali Khan, chairman of parliament's standing committee on defence.
A man visiting relatives in suburban Chicago from Kentucky has been arrested after a woman's remains were found in several bags of luggage. Police said Melvin Martin Jr., 30, was being charged as a fugitive fleeing prosecution and faces an extradition hearing back to Kentucky, WLS-TV reported. Martin caught a Greyhound bus from Louisville to Chicago over the past few days and was picked up there by relatives who took him to their home in Markham, police said.
in January that she stopped promoting QAnon months earlier, saying it was "more hype than substance". That did not stop voters in Tuesday's primary race from referencing Ms Witzke's support for QAnon, with an 18-year-old, Maggie Kosior, telling AP that "She is a supporter of them and so am I". Ms Witzke is among several controversial candidates with ties to far-right conspiracy thinking, including businesswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who won a Republican primary in Georgia despite her support for QAnon.
But few contemporary observers much appreciated the degree to which that ordinary fellow from the heart of America, as Ike liked to describe himself, was a sly and effective politician whose prudent stewardship kept the nation prosperous and at peace during the 1950s. Eisenhower was appreciated by average Americans in his own time for the good reason that he gave them a pause to absorb the steady New Deal/Fair Deal expansion of federal authority, by governing from the middle. Neither reactionary nor left leaning, Eisenhower's approach can be characterized as pragmatic centrism — forward looking, steady, producing remarkable results in an era of divided government in Washington.
WASHINGTON – The former civilian head of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency sexually harassed two women in his office for seven years, subjecting one woman to unwanted attention and photographing her buttocks and massaging another woman during a "mentoring" session, according to a Pentagon Inspector General's report released Wednesday. John James retired earlier this year as the inspector general's office continued its investigation. James, the former executive director of the agency, told investigators that his interactions with the women were attempts to "mentor" them.
Hurricane Sally's storm surge and torrential rain inundated a stretch of the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, damaging parked cars and prompting many calls for evacuations. The slow-moving hurricane came ashore before dawn in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and moved inland between Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, dumping a deluge on urban areas whose combined populations total nearly 1 million people. Many will need to be evacuated from rising water, said Sheriff David Morgan in Escambia County, where deputies were rescuing dozens of people from swamped homes.
The US presidential election suddenly appears either candidate's to win – or lose – with the number of in-play battleground states now in the double digits. National polls offer an imperfect picture of the races within the presidential race that analysts say will decide who occupies the White House come January. Still, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a 6.5 percentage point lead nationally, according to an average of polls compiled by RealClearPolitics that shows the former vice president's coast-to-coast lead shrinking.
The backyard of Forbes residential college in Princeton University in 2020, when Kang was one of a few hundred students remaining on a mostly closed campus Credit - Courtesy Jimin Kang I'd always imagined starting my senior year at Princeton University within the ivy-lined, stone-walled campus I grew to call home. Instead, I've been going through the motions of college from a desk on the second floor of a rented home in Carlisle, Penn. where my version of “campus life” has shrunk to a screen and four in-person classmates.
The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom on whether the parents of a disabled child have a right to a trial on their malpractice claims. A lower appeals court had earlier held that the statute — signed into law by then-Gov. Sam Brownback in 2013— protects physicians from malpractice suits if they fail to provide information about fetal abnormalities that might cause the mother to get an abortion.
Hundreds of Hasidic Jews on pilgrimage for the Jewish New Year have caused problems on Ukraine's border, as they attempt to enter the country despite its coronavirus lockdown. Every Jewish New Year, tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews make the pilgrimage to the Ukrainian town of Uman. They go there to visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who revived the Hasidic movement and died in 1810.
Slow vote count helps Trump Whether Trump has a good case or not, expect him to contest any loss through the middle of December, knowing there may be a second chance to swipe the election, thanks to the 1887 Electoral Count Act. By the simplest reading of the act, whoever is ahead on December 14 gets the electors and, with them, the presidency,” Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote in The Atlantic. Many analysts believe that President Donald Trump will appear to be ahead during the early vote-counting — a fact that creates an incentive for him to slow the counting as much as possible.
Michelle Obama has reflected on the time her brother, Craig Robinson, was accused of stealing his own bike by Chicago police officers when he was just 10 or 11 years old. The moment was brought up during the latest episode of the former first lady's self-titled Spotify podcast with Mr Robinson and their mother, Marian Robinson, as the two guests for the week. With her brother and mother on the podcast, Mrs Obama focused the episode around childhood and parenting.