Doc Rivers’ time with the Los Angeles Clippers is over.
Doc Rivers’ time with the Los Angeles Clippers is over.
Because the coronavirus pandemic has imposed severe limitations on traditional campaigning, it would be reasonable to argue that the upcoming presidential debates are even more important than they would be in a normal election year. Republicans especially are counting on President Trump to use the debates to catch up with Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the polls. What we do know is that every so often, a presidential debate becomes a turning point in a campaign.
A staffer on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign on Monday suggested that Orthodox Catholics, Jews and Muslims should not be allowed to serve on the Supreme Court because of their “intolerant” beliefs. The comments came during a Twitter conversation between Biden campaign deputy data director Nikitha Rai and Brookings Institute senior fellow Shadi Hamid in which Rai attacked Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic beliefs. A search for Rai's Twitter account now yields a message saying, “This account doesn't exist.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of a mid-air crash between a Marine Corps fighter jet and another plane in a remote part of Southern California earlier this week. According to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, the collision occurred on Tuesday afternoon as the F-35B jet swiped a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker around 4:00pm. A statement from the station said the jet pilot “ejected successfully and is currently being treated” and that no other injuries were reported.
After a three-week manhunt, a Los Angeles man was arrested and charged Wednesday with attempting to murder two sheriff's deputies who were ambushed as they sat in their car. Deonte Lee Murray, 36, is facing two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm for allegedly walking up to the squad car parked outside a Metro station on Sept. 12 and opening fire, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. “They became victims of a violent crime for one reason: They wear a badge,” L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a press conference.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is calling for a correction from President Trump after he refused to condemn white supremacists and told the Proud Boys to "stand by" during the first 2020 presidential debate. Scott, the only Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, reacted Wednesday to Trump during Tuesday's presidential debate not condemning white supremacists when asked to do so and telling the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, to "stand back and stand by." Scott said he believes Trump "misspoke" but that he should correct the remarks.
U.S. consumer confidence rebounded more quickly in September than most economists had expected though they remain far from levels that were the norm before the pandemic struck. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose sharply to a reading of 101.8, up from 86.3 in August, largely due to a more favorable view on current business and labor market conditions. “Consumer also expressed greater optimism about their short-term financial prospects which may help keep spending from slowing further in the months ahead,” said Lynn Franco, senior indicators director at the Conference Board.
Myles Cosgrove is one of the two Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. This weekend, Cosgrove's family started an online fundraiser to raise $75,000 so he can buy out the rest of his service time and retire from the force early to "focus on the safety of his family." The family wrote in the campaign page that "it has recently become clear that it will be impossible for Myles to safely return to his position."
The first of three scheduled debates between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was ugly and unwatchable almost from the start. There was no handshake — because of COVID-19, of course — but that lack of simple comity became an apt metaphor for the verbal brawl that followed. Within minutes, Trump began his trademark juvenile taunting, and he kept it up during the entire 90-minute encounter.
Amanda Cachaldora and her family were sitting at a corner booth inside a Flanigan's restaurant in Hialeah Saturday afternoon when they noticed the indoor dining space started to fill up fast. A day earlier, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping order that lifted all state restrictions on businesses, including provisions that let some restaurants have full dining rooms again. The order was a continuation of DeSantis' long-running push to reopen the state's pandemic-battered economy, but the directive also unleashed confusion.
The happiest place on Earth is a lot less happy this week after Disney announced it would be laying off 28,000 staffers from its parks division. "As hard as they try to make those cutbacks only affect behind the scenes issues, it eventually comes to the guest," Dennis Speigel, founder & CEO of International Theme Park Services, told USA TODAY. Disney's layoffs will alter already topsy-turvy theme park visits for guests, if they even choose to go at all.
The first presidential debate on Tuesday was a disaster. President Donald Trump spent the vast majority of the night lobbing personal attacks at former Vice President Joe Biden. Moderator Chris Wallace begged Trump to stop interrupting Biden, without much success.
Chinese online education startup Zuoyebang has started a new fundraising drive at a valuation of $10 billion, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter, as investor appetite for the sector continues to surge amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company aims to raise around $650 million in the new round, said one of the people, who declined to be named because the information is private. Existing investors including FountainVest Partners, SoftBank, Sequoia Capital China and Tiger Global Management are planning to invest in the latest round, they said, adding some new investors are also expected to participate.
Quebec is returning to a stepped-up lockdown in two of its biggest cities and the premier of Canada's most populous province said he's looking at all options after Ontario reported a record number of new cases on Monday. Quebec Premier Francois Legault said the two biggest cities in the Canadian province are returning to the highest COVID-19 alert level. Montreal and Quebec City are included in the “red zone” lockdown.
Donald Glover revealed in a new interview that he struggled to define and come to terms with his sexuality. Speaking to "I May Destroy You" creator Michaela Coel, Glover said he was unsure of his sexual orientation during his college years. Glover also told Coel that he "never felt completely safe in just one place" due to experiences with racism growing up.
The percentage of COVID-19 tests taken in New York state that have come back positive has inched up to 1.5%, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, a worrisome trend for the former epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus epidemic. New York's positivity rate had hovered around 1% for weeks, a hard-won metric after the state tallied thousands of cases per day during the peak of its outbreak in the spring. The rate's uptick now comes as 27 other states recorded increases in the number of cases for two straight weeks.
And likewise, nobody expected Biden would do anything other than try to remain calm and reasonable - you could say presidential - as a way of dealing with him. On that basis, Trump's supporters may have been more satisfied with their man's performance than those of Biden. The Trump who tore into the former vice president right from the very start on Tuesday night, first by accusing him of being a socialist and then attacking his family, was much the person who has thrilled and energised them for the last four years or more, an avowed bully who boasts of not paying taxes and who refuses to denounce white supremacists.
The European Union's executive slammed Poland and Hungary on Wednesday for failing to live up to core democratic standards, giving ammunition to those in the bloc pushing to shut them out from funding unless they beef up freedom of media and courts. The European Commission's first report on shortcomings in the rule of law comes as the bloc is making access to EU money, including a new 750 billion euro coronavirus recovery fund, conditional on respecting democratic checks and balances. "Poland's justice reforms since 2015 have been a major source of controversy," it said, while in Hungary, "the direction of change has given rise to serious concern" about judicial independence.
My habit of using body lotion on my face made the doctor cringe too, since the former is dense and can lead to clogged pores and acne. While my non-routine is effortless, cheap, and hasn't led to any real visible consequences, I do plan on investing in a moisturizer with SPF to reduce my risk of cancer. For moisturizer, I almost always use a (free) body lotion, sometimes a sample-sized one snagged from a hotel or, in pre-COVID days, a pump out of the communal jug at the gym, and my face has never come into contact with a serum.
Green Bay (3-0) leads the NFL in points per game (40.7) and yards per play (6.9) after winning 37-30 at New Orleans on Sunday night without star receiver Davante Adams, who missed the game with an ankle injury. The explosiveness of the Packers' attack had quarterback Aaron Rodgers fielding questions about how this unit compares to the best offenses he's led in a Hall of Fame-caliber career. Rodgers started out by citing 2011 and 2014, the years he was named MVP.