New development is a boost for the arts in Detroit
New development is a boost for the arts in Detroit
After Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., mocked Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris's name, supporters of the Democratic ticket responded with a viral Twitter campaign that decried Perdue's comments as “backhanded racism.” The social media push included a tweet from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Biden, a coalition of grassroots groups backed by the campaign, that blasted Perdue and encouraged supporters to share the stories of their own names with the #MyNameIs hashtag.
CNN's Jake Tapper cut off Lara Trump during a tense interview on State of the Union on Sunday after she dodged a question about appearing to mock Joe Biden's stutter by claiming the Democratic presidential candidate is in "cognitive decline." Tapper had aired a clip of Trump's daughter-in-law claiming that every time Biden speaks, "I'm like 'Joe, can ya get it out, let's get the words out, Joe. You kinda feel bad for him."
A student said he warned his teacher about showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, considered blasphemous by Muslims, days before he was decapitated on a Paris street in what French President Emmanuel Macron called an "Islamist terrorist attack." Martial Lusiela, 15, told NBC News he was "shocked" by Friday afternoon's attack in the middle-class suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north-west of the French capital. "I didn't expect a decapitation — it went too far," he said, speaking with the permission of his parents, shortly after the incident that left his 47-year-old history teacher dead.
An 18-year-old man out on bond for a gun case was held without bail after he livestreamed himself during a sexual act with a 7-year-old first grader on break from her Chicago Public Schools remote learning class on Thursday prosecutors said. Catrell A. Walls, of the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side, was arrested Thursday afternoon shortly after 3:30 p.m., after he was seen molesting the girl, police said. Walls, charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under 13 years old, appeared for a bond hearing Saturday afternoon before Judge Charles Beach.
The editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky's largest newspapers, endorsed Amy McGrath over 36-year incumbent Mitch McConnell. "McConnell purports to care about Kentucky and the country, but time and again, he has chosen the GOP instead," the editorial board stated. Senate Majority Leader McConnell is one of the most high-profile Republicans in the country.
Twitter zapped a tweet from White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas, who falsely claimed that masks don't work in combating COVID-19. Twitter said the tweet violated the platform's COVID-19 Misleading Information Policy. Atlas is far from the first member of the Trump administration to have Twitter step in over spreading misinformation about the pandemic; in the past several weeks, the website has put warning labels on a number of the president's own tweets, including his erroneous claim that he is "immune" to COVID-19.
A murderer who confronted the London Bridge attacker with a narwhal tusk in 2019 will see his 17-year prison sentence reduced under a royal pardon, reports The Mirror. Steve Gallant, 47, was jailed in 2005 after killing a former firefighter outside of a pub in the Northeastern city of Hull. Gallant was on his day release at a conference organized to help rehabilitate prisoners when the attacker, convicted terrorist Usman Khan, fatally stabbed two people.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on Sunday criticized President Trump's "allies" for encouraging people to not "follow the rules" in place in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with CNN's "State of The Union," Pritzker said the coronavirus cases for Illinois are headed in "the wrong direction" because federal leadership is "modeling" dangerous behavior. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker criticized President Donald Trump's "allies" in the state for encouraging people to disobey the rules in place in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Home Improvement" star Zachery Ty Bryan was arrested late Friday night for allegedly choking a woman he had been in a relationship with, according to the Eugene Police Department. Neighbors in an Eugene, Oregon apartment complex called police at 10:24 pm on Friday to report a physical dispute. When officers arrived, they found Bryan, 39, sitting outside of an apartment, according to an arrest reported obtained by TODAY.
Trump, a Republican, was spending his Sunday in Nevada, a crucial battleground state he hopes to wrest away from Democrats after narrowly losing it in 2016. Recent opinion polls show Trump's Democratic challenger Joe Biden leading in the state. Early in-person voting in Nevada began on Saturday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has reportedly given the White House a deadline of 48 hours to address an "array of ... differences" in stimulus negotiations, Bloomberg reports. Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke for an hour and 15 minutes on Saturday night, with the agreement of speaking again on Monday about a package to help the economy through the COVID-19 crisis. "While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure ... additional measures to address the virus' disproportionate impact on communities of color," Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, said in a tweet.
The claim: Kamala Harris failed the bar exam on her first attempt, while Amy Coney Barrett graduated at the top of her law school class Some of the most-watched moments from Judge Amy Coney Barrett's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee were her exchanges with Sen. Kamala Harris. One user took to Facebook to compare the qualifications of the conservative Supreme Court nominee and the Democratic vice presidential nominee. "Kamala Harris failed the bar 1st time.
Eric Trump on Saturday tweeted an image of an imposing property he claims Joe Biden owns and is possible evidence of corruption by the Democratic presidential nominee. Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, tweeted a picture of a sprawling property he claimed is owned by Joe Biden, evidence of corruption by the Democratic presidential nominee.
Investigators on Sunday hunted for clues behind a thunderous explosion that leveled a strip mall, injured five people and rattled residents for miles on a peaceful morning in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The blast Saturday ripped through a shopping center in downtown Harrisonburg where businesses included a family owned halal market, a musical instrument store and recording studio and a nail salon and barber shop. Nearby James Madison University said in a Facebook post that three students from the school's Army ROTC program who had been participating in a 10-mile race were among the injured.
The US is set to execute a female federal inmate for the first time in 67 years, Donald Trump's justice department has said. Lisa Montgomery, who strangled a Missouri woman in 2004 and stole her unborn baby, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the US penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, on 8 December. Montgomery, whose lawyers have long argued she has brain damage from beatings as a child and suffers from psychosis and other mental conditions, will become the first woman executed by the US government since Bonny Brown Heady in December 1953.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) admitted in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he's disagreed with President Trump on a number of major issues, but that he's kept the differences of opinion private. The comments come as Cornyn faces a tight reelection campaign against Democrat challenger MJ Hegar, who lags in the polls by only a handful of percentage points. The move fits a pattern of a number of threatened Republican senators who are now distancing themselves from Trump out of the concern that he risks their chances of holding their seats.
The United Steelworkers cast a Biden-Harris "batlight" on Chicago's Trump Tower Saturday. Since September, the union has been shining images on buildings after dark encouraging voter turnout among workers as part of a "batlight" tour. In 2014, the Trump Tower installed a huge "Trump" sign on its building that is located in the middle of a touristy attraction along the Chicago River.
New York officials have stopped a Hasidic Jewish wedding that was expected to have 10,000 people attend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. "Look, you can get married, you just can't have 1,000 people at your wedding," Cuomo said in a press conference on Saturday. Tensions between the Orthodox community and New York City have escalated since local authorities put some of their neighborhoods on lockdown earlier this month after a spike in infections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said that Democrats in Congress and members of the Trump administration have been unable to reach a final agreement regarding a future COVID-19 relief package. While Pelosi said she was "optimistic" and the two parties have made progress, she said there have been specific disagreements over the language used in the bill. Pelosi said that members of the president's administration were not "legislators" and had removed about 55% of the language related to testing and contact tracing.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses crowd at North Carolina voter mobilization event