DEPSA beats Voyageur in WXYZ Game of the Week | Brad Galli has more
DEPSA beats Voyageur in WXYZ Game of the Week | Brad Galli has more
Members of a group charged with plotting to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan were said to have made some security lapses during their meetings. An affidavit from an FBI special agent describes a meeting in which one man collected all other attendees' cellphones and put them in a box "to prevent any monitoring." Unbeknownst to them, the special agent said, an FBI source who attended the meeting was wearing a recording device.
President Donald Trump decried on Friday the planned moderator for the erstwhile second presidential debate over a Thursday night tweet that the moderator claims he did not send. A post to C-SPAN anchor Steve Scully's Twitter account on Thursday asked Anthony Scaramucci, the onetime White House communications director for Trump who's since become an ardent critic of the president, “should I respond to trump” in a since-deleted message. Trump and his allies quickly pointed to the social media message as evidence that Scully is biased against the president.
Vice President Mike Pence will no longer be flying to Indianapolis on Friday to engage in early voting, and while his office won't say what's behind the cancelation, his spokesman is adamant that Pence is healthy. Pence had planned on flying into Indianapolis on Friday, then voting in person at the Indianapolis City-County Building before returning to Washington, D.C., in the evening. Pence spent Thursday on the road, attending rallies in Nevada and Arizona.
A debate between South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison was canceled after Graham refused to get tested for COVID-19. Harrison demanded on Thursday that Graham take a COVID-19 test before they got together on the debate stage. A debate between South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison was canceled after Graham refused to take a COVID-19 test.
State House Democratic and Republican leaders are calling for the resignation of a local state representative over Snapchat videos. KDKA's Shely Cassesse has more.
Fox News host grills GOP chairwoman opposing 'virtual' debate FOX News Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel suggested that her party could withhold participation from all future presidential debates if President Donald Trump is required to participate in a "virtual" event. During an appearance on Fox News, McDaniel argued that the Commission on Presidential Debate is not following the "science" because she expects Trump to test negative for COVID-19 by the time of the event. "You're not shedding live virus 10 days after diagnosis," McDaniel claimed.
Firearms experts say a ballistics report from Kentucky State Police shows Breonna Taylor's boyfriend fired the shot that wounded a Louisville officer and prompted police to return fire, killing Taylor. The authorities said the four-page report dismisses the theory that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was hit by "friendly fire" from his own officers and supports Attorney General Daniel Cameron's conclusion that the 9 mm round that severed Mattingly's femoral artery came from the gun fired by Kenneth Walker. The ballistics report, part of the investigative file released Wednesday by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, shows that only one 9 mm bullet and cartridge casing was found at Taylor's apartment.
CNN's snap poll after Wednesday's vice presidential debate showed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) handily winning the showdown, with 59 percent picking her as the victor versus 38 percent who named Vice President Mike Pence. The voters reacted to the debate with a dial, and there was really only one moment where the dial went up, CNN's Sara Sidner said, and it was when Harris criticized the Trump administration for being dishonest about COVID-19. Sidner did not ask specifically about how Harris did, but she got a mixed, mostly negative bag of one-word responses for Pence's performance.
Texas resident Kim Enriquez said catching the coronavirus has not changed her support for President Donald Trump. Armando Gallardo for Business Insider Today Political rifts surrounding the coronavirus are dividing American families. Spurred on by President Donald Trump, some people are denying the severity of the pandemic even when their own family members catch the coronavirus.
A picture of former President Barack Obama holding a little girl in his lap has become the subject of various social media claims suggesting the girl was victimized. The term has origins in QAnon conspiracy theories, according to a Twitter hashtag, and is an apparent combination of "pedophile" and "carnivore." In it, a girl is pictured on a boat with Obama and actor, George Clooney.
David Branscome, a professor at Florida State University, has been teaching a 180-person ancient mythology class via Zoom this semester. One student said "I love you" before signing off one day, and Branscome replied: "I love you, too." Now, a handful of Branscome's students end each virtual class by saying "I love you."
Donald Trump returned to an old campaign attack line ridiculing Democrats for transporting “little tiny fish” from California's deltas out to sea, as he claimed the state would soon “have to ration water”. Speaking with Fox News' host Sean Hannity, the US president suggested on Thursday that the Democrat-run state would have to ration water supplies because of policies protecting a small fish species known as delta smelt. The small silvery-blue three-inch fish smell like cucumbers, and can only be found in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where they are a protected species.
A Fox News Media representative told Business Insider that Hill was never paid to appear. Fox News has said it has "no intention of booking" a frequent guest after he tweeted a misogynistic attack on Kamala Harris during the vice-presidential debate, The Daily Beast reported. During Harris' debate with Vice President Mike Pence, Hill wrote: "Kamala Harris comes off as such an insufferable lying bitch.
Former Glee star Blake Jenner has said he takes "full responsibility" for having abused his ex-partner "emotionally, mentally and physically". Jenner played Ryder Lynn in the Fox musical comedy-drama series. His Instagram post, which does not name his ex-partner, follows Supergirl star Melissa Benoist posting last year about domestic violence and an anonymous ex.
Claudia Conway, the 15-year-old daughter of politicos Kellyanne and George Conway, has been the focus of media coverage in recent months. Given her age, the fact that she's spoken about her mental health concerns, and what she claims is an abusive family situation, many have raised ethical concerns about how, if at all, journalists should cover her. Subramaniam Vincent, the director of the Journalism and Media Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, told Insider that journalists should be careful in what aspects of Claudia Conway's social media presence they choose to cover.
A Republican lawmaker is calling on the British government to ensure that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "no longer attempt to interfere" in the US election. The couple's "actions represent a breach of the British Royal Family's policy of political neutrality," Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri wrote in a letter to the British ambassador to the United States. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex exited the royal family earlier this year and relocated to Los Angeles.
It seems as if there is a new presidential poll released every day — with similar results. Just days after the news of President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis and subsequent hospitalization, national and state polls continue to show Biden ahead in the presidential race. Four years ago, almost to the day, many of the same polls showed Democrat Hillary Clinton well ahead.
A fan helped makeup mogul Jeffree Star find and delete more than 400 old, crude tweets, direct messages show. Star deleted the tweets — some of which joked about "rape" and, separately, having sex with straight men — starting one day after accusing YouTuber James Charles of being a "predator." Makeup mogul and YouTuber Jeffree Star deleted more than 400 old, potentially offensive tweets in the days after he accused rival YouTuber and beauty guru James Charles of sexual misconduct, according to direct messages between Star and a former fan that were viewed by Insider.
CEO Derek Jeter watched the Miami Marlins' final game of the season from a sky box at Minute Maid Park in Houston as they underscored a point he had made a few days earlier regarding their climb toward title contention: There's still a lot of work to do. The young Marlins achieved surprising progress in Year 3 of Jeter's rebuilding effort, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2003 and sweeping the Chicago Cubs in the wild-card round. But a drubbing in the National League Division Series showed Miami's not ready to overtake longtime NL East nemesis Atlanta.
Brad Parscale, President Trump's former campaign manager, seen getting emotional while in the back of a police car after his arrest in Florida last month.