Voting by mail for the election has already started, Mark Meredith reports.
Voting by mail for the election has already started, Mark Meredith reports.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris suggested the Biden administration would not enforce a national mask mandate as promised by Joe Biden. Biden said last month that, if elected, his administration would enforce a nationwide mask mandate. "It would be a standard," Harris said in an interview with CNN when asked to clarify.
Former employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said they were urged by DeJoy and his aides to make political contributions to GOP candidates, the Washington Post reported. The former employees of DeJoy's former business told the Post that they were reimbursed for their contributions with bonus payments. Business Insider previously reported that DeJoy himself has raised millions for Republican politicians as a major GOP fundraiser.
A lawyer representing a 17-year-old charged with shooting three people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has resigned from his position with a defense fund that has raked in more than $700,000 to defend his client and conservative causes. Attorney John Pierce is defending Kyle Rittenhouse against intentional homicide charges for shooting two people to death and wounding a third during a night of unrest last month over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed from the waist down. Pierce said he resigned from the #FightBack Foundation fund, which has raised money to defend Rittenhouse, to avoid any “appearance of conflict," USA Today reported.
MILWAUKEE – Jacob Blake, shot seven times by Kenosha, Wisconsin, police, has some powerful words from his hospital bed as the nation grapples with escalating tension over racial inequities: “There's a lot more life to live. A minute-long video was posted to Twitter on Saturday by Blake's attorney, Benjamin Crump, in which the 29-year-old Black man calmly described the pain he's experienced and encouraged viewers to value their lives and lives of others. Blake is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in the back at point-blank range by Kenosha Police Department Officer Rusten Sheskey on Aug. 23.
A new Pew Research Center survey found 83% of voters say who wins the presidency "really matters." In the 2016 election, 74% answered that the election really mattered in the same survey. A record number of voters say that the upcoming presidential election "really matters," according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
An Australian businessman has been awarded a payout of more than £100,000 after winning a racial discrimination case against his British wife who said she hated his country's "mentality", a tribunal has ruled. Duncan Bendall took his wife, Fiona, and their company The Female Social Network (TFSN) to an employment tribunal claiming he was discriminated against because he is a man and due to his nationality when he was pushed out of the firm. The tribunal heard Mr Bendall received an email from his wife three months before he was sacked in August last year in which she said: "I hate Australian mentality and you have it [in] droves just sh**…And DO NOT say you are a founder in MY business MY efforts ever again You Leech - you don't even believe in women or have ever stuck your neck out."
A Georgia judge has denied bond for a former Georgia State Patrol trooper accused of murder in the August shooting death of a 60-year-old Black man who refused to stop for a broken tail light. Screven County Judge F. Gates Peed on Friday ruled that it “would be inappropriate” to grant bond at the moment for Jacob Gordon Thompson, given the facts of the case. Thompson, who is white, briefly chased Julian Lewis on Aug. 7 before forcing Lewis' car into a ditch and fatally shooting Lewis in the head.
Could the debates do for President Donald Trump what the conventions didn't? A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll indicates many voters think that's possible. A greater share – 47% – predicted Trump will win the debates than the 41% who said Democratic candidate Joe Biden will.
Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town's population may be greatly affected. Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which towns may be most economically vulnerable during the upcoming school year.
Maine's biggest COVID-19 outbreak is linked to a wedding officiated by the pastor of a distancing-defying church who says masks are part of a “socialistic platform.” Todd Bell is pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, Maine. Famous for flying between ministries in multiple states on his private plane (God “burdened” his heart to do airplane ministry, he says), Bell flew in to officiate a rural Maine wedding on August 7.
More than 200 people were airlifted to safety overnight after a fast-moving wildfire cut off the only road out of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, a popular recreational site in California's Sierra National Forest. Twenty evacuees were taken to hospitals, the Madera County Sheriff said on Twitter on Sunday, as the Creek Fire that started on Friday night rapidly grew to burn some 45,000 acres (18,210 hectares), forcing evacuations and road closures in the Fresno area in central California. "We're completely trapped.
On Aug. 13, Darren Cooper was in Ravenna for the first time. A Hudson resident who works for Summit County, he was at the Portage County Job and Family Services building parking lot off South Chestnut Street for a 9 a.m. training meeting. Cooper got to the building early, signed in and went to sit in his car at about 8:47 a.m., drinking tea and talking on his cell phone.
Based on several studies evaluating masks' protection levels, we've ranked the most common types from best (an N95 mask) to worst (masks with a built-in valve or vent). A simple trick can reveal whether your face mask offers sufficient protection: Try blowing out a candle while wearing it. Ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending cloth masks for the general public in April, researchers have been evaluating the best materials for filtering the coronavirus.
Sir Keir Starmer's response to the blockading of national newspapers' printing plants by environmental protestors was "sadly and shamefully slow", Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said. Mr Dowden, whose role in Government is to champion the press, said the delay in responding allowed left-wing Labour MPs to express support for the activists despite widespread criticism over the implications for the freedom of the press. The Labour leader put out a statement on Sunday morning condemning the actions, 36 hours after nearly 200 Extinction Rebellion activists used vehicles and bamboo structures to block roads outside major printing works in Hertfordshire and Liverpool.
Over the course of about two decades, Tesla has established a micro-monopoly over the electric car market. It's possible that Tesla will never face meaningful EV competition, despite numerous companies jumping into the action. Silicon Valley's biggest problem is that it hates competition.
The claim: Among other broken promises, Trump only built 3 miles of border wall A post on Facebook shared over 10,000 times lists a number of promises that President Donald Trump made to his supporters that it claims he failed to fulfill. "Dear Trump Supporters, Only 3 miles of wall got built; Mexico didn't pay; Hillary's not locked up; Obamacare wasn't repealed; the deficit's skyrocketed; millions are unemployed; and instead of being 'great again,' America is the epicenter of a global pandemic," the post reads. "Y'all got played."
Insider talked to three people who have or have had colon cancer about navigating careers and kids while coping with the disease. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When actor Chadwick Boseman died August 28 at the age of 43, after a private four-year battle with colon cancer, fans and celebrities lauded everything he accomplished in his too-short life, including starring in "Black Panther" and the upcoming "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" all while undergoing surgeries and chemotherapy to treat his disease.
Brexit negotiations are facing a "moment of reckoning" this week, Dominic Raab has warned, as he insisted the UK would not “haggle away” state aid and fisheries. The Foreign Secretary said there was a “deal to be done” ahead of key trade talks in London but vowed that the UK would not budge on the two main areas of "contention". He accused Brussels of "double standards" over its refusal to move on state aid, describing the issue as a “point of principle”.
Greg Harbut 35, an African-American horse owner participating in the 146th Kentucky Derby, was asked by civil rights activists to withdraw from Saturday's race to protest the police killing of Breonna Taylor. Harbut is one of the industry's few Black owners, and Louisville activists said that the festive atmosphere of the famed horse race was inappropriate at a time when its residents were still hurting from Taylor's death and calling for justice. Taylor, 26 was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department in March when they stormed her apartment while executing a “no-knock” search warrant.