Judge boots Trump lawsuit seeking to overturn Pennsylvania election results
A Pennsylvania federal court on Saturday denied Trump's request to block certification of the state's 2020 election results in order to give his lawyers time to find evidence to support their claims of a fraudulent election system and improper ballot counting. In a scathing ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann criticized the lack of evidence the Trump campaign presented to support its argument to potentially disenfranchise every voter in the commonwealth who cast a ballot in the 2020 elections — nearly 7 million in all. Trump continues to refuse to concede the 2020 presidential election to rival president-elect Joe Biden. A small but growing minority of congressional Republicans and elected leaders around the country, however, have begun to acknowledge Biden's victory.
In Michigan, for what is believed would be the first time in history, the state's elections board could deadlock Monday on certifying the state's presidential election results.
In Georgia, the Trump campaign's legal team on Saturday requested a recount of votes cast in Georgia's presidential election after the state conducted a historic manual recount and certified Biden as the election winner.
The U.S. has reported more than 12 million COVID-19 cases
The U.S. reported its 12 millionth case of COVID-19 on Saturday, days after the nation surpassed 250,000 deaths from the coronavirus. Meanwhile, plans call for 20 million Americans to be vaccinated in December and another 30 million each month with some semblance of normalcy returning to the country as soon as May, Operation Warp Speed chief science adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui said Sunday. As cases continue to spread, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration granted Regeneron Pharmaceutical an Emergency Use Authorization for a drug cocktail to treat COVID-19, the agency announced Saturday. Trump has touted the experimental antibody treatment and took it while he was being treated for the disease. A similar monoclonal antibody treatment was also given emergency authorization earlier this month.
Pfizer said Friday it is filing for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, the next step in bringing its candidate vaccine to market.
Hundreds of protesters defied California’s new curfew Saturday night, gathering in Huntington Beach just as the mandate to stay home went into effect.
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NBA free agency: Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets agree on four-year, $120 million deal
NBA free agency started Friday and was a whirlwind of activity through Saturday night. In the biggest surprise of the weekend, forward Gordon Hayward left the Boston Celtics for the Charlotte Hornets on a four-year, $120 million deal. The champion Los Angeles Lakers did everything they can to make sure they can repeat, landing Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell from the Los Angeles Clippers and re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Fred VanVleet, who went undrafted in 2016, re-upped with the Toronto Raptors on a four-year, $85 million deal. The Atlanta Hawks were active as they try to build a playoff team around guard Trae Young. The Hawks reached deals with veterans Danilo Gallinari and Rajon Rondo.
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Ricky Schroder poses with accused Kenosha shooter after helping fund his $2 million bond
A 17-year-old youth accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin is seen smiling in a new photo with his lawyer and “Silver Spoons” star Ricky Schroder after posting his $2 million bond and being released from custody. Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people with an AR-15 rifle during a demonstration on Aug. 25 to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed from the waist down. Rittenhouse surrendered to police in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, the next morning and was held in a juvenile detention center while challenging his extradition to Wisconsin. He lost that challenge and was transported to Kenosha on Oct. 30.
COVID-19 means Thanksgiving alone for many Americans
The pandemic has prompted people to rethink their Thanksgiving plans, with many choosing to eat a meal known for community and family all alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to keep Thursday's dinner small — ideally with only people already living in their household — and to avoid traveling for the holiday. But not everyone is staying distant: The number of travelers passing through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints has been rising in recent days despite warnings from public health experts that Thanksgiving travel could further spike already-spiraling COVID-19 numbers. More than 2.9 million flyers passed through TSA security over the three-day period that ended Saturday, including over 1 million on Friday. That marked only the second time the number surpassed 1 million since the start of the pandemic.
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