Gregory Bennett, 29, faces four counts of having an explosive device
Gregory Bennett, 29, faces four counts of having an explosive device
Slow vote count helps Trump Whether Trump has a good case or not, expect him to contest any loss through the middle of December, knowing there may be a second chance to swipe the election, thanks to the 1887 Electoral Count Act. By the simplest reading of the act, whoever is ahead on December 14 gets the electors and, with them, the presidency,” Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote in The Atlantic. Many analysts believe that President Donald Trump will appear to be ahead during the early vote-counting — a fact that creates an incentive for him to slow the counting as much as possible.
The final House Transportation committee report on the fatal design flaws of Boeing's 737 MAX—which killed 346 people in two accidents between 2018 and 2019—show the air disasters could have been avoided. The 239-page report, which was released Wednesday, is the product of an 18-month investigation that confirmed time and again that Boeing caved into “production pressure that ultimately jeopardized the safety of the flying public.” The committee cites competition with Airbus as a primary cause of cuts in costs to maintain the 737 MAX production, even though those shortcuts were fatal.
The gynecologist at the center of a whistleblower complaint about hysterectomies being performed on detained women in Georgia without their knowledge or consent has been identified by NBC News. Lawyers for the detained women identified the man as Dr. Mahendra Amin, NBC News reported. Business Insider was not able to independently confirm.
Tamika Palmer's voice broke as she spoke about the city of Louisville, Kentucky's $12 million settlement and planned reforms after the killing of her daughter, Breonna Taylor, during a botched police raid. "As significant as today is, it's only the beginning of getting full justice for Breonna," Palmer said during a news conference on Tuesday. Standing right behind her was Benjamin Crump, an attorney nicknamed "Black America's attorney general" by civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton.
Democrat Amy McGrath tried to turn Mitch McConnell's Senate seniority into a liability Wednesday, accusing the Republican leader of helping to create an “inept mess” as Congress struggles to break an impasse on more coronavirus aid in a hyper-partisan environment. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by two Louisville professional groups, McGrath later acknowledged that McConnell's long Senate career looms as her biggest challenge in trying to unseat him in the November election. McConnell, who is seeking a seventh term, has been in office so long, she said, that it's “really hard to get people to believe that he can be defeated.”
At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021." Hours later, President Trump said Redfield was "confused." Most experts agree that a vaccine won't be available before the election this fall.
Four people were arrested after Mississippi authorities say a toddler was seen smoking marijuana on a social media post. The post showed the 3-year-old smoking weed that was “given to him by an adult,” according to the Pike County Sheriff's Office. After learning about the post Monday, the sheriff's office, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and others began investigating.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is struggling to win over Latino voters, made his first campaign appearance in Florida on Tuesday, at the opening of Hispanic Heritage Month. After being introduced by Luis Fonsi, the singer of the international hit, Biden said, "I just have one thing to say," before hitting play. "I'll tell you what, if I had the talent of any one of these people, I'd be elected president by acclamation," Biden said, referring to Fonsi, as well as singer Ricky Martin and actress Eva Longoria, who also spoke ahead of Biden in Kissimmee, Florida.
A student at Wheat Ridge High School takes notes during sophomore AP U.S. History class on Sept. 25, 2014, in Wheat Ridge, Colo., amid what was then a debate over the Advanced Placement curriculum. This scenario may sound familiar, but it didn't take place just last week, when President Trump threatened the funding of California schools that teach the New York Times' 1619 Project, which reframes the country's origins around the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia.
Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday he was concerned by Turkey's move to extend the operation of its Yavuz energy drill ship in disputed Mediterranean waters. "Turkey has a choice - engage with Europe in a constructive way or continue its unilateral actions and face consequences," he said in an interview with the Economist. Turkey said on Tuesday it had extended the operations the drill ship off Cyprus until Oct. 12, in a move that could stir tension between the Greek Cypriot government and Ankara.
Davie police released surveillance camera stills Wednesday of two women who stole a purse from an unlocked car. What is known, according to Davie police, is that the crime happened in the 2800 block of Southwest 117th Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 21. Anybody who knows something about this can call Davie police at 954-693-8200.
President Donald Trump and his allies are normalizing the potential for violence on Election Day with incendiary rhetoric. Meanwhile, Trump and his allies have expressed support for violent crackdowns on dissent. Trump has consistently pushed a conspiracy theory that a group he refers to as "ANTIFA THUGS" will invade the suburbs if former Vice President Joe Biden wins.
WASHINGTON – The former civilian head of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency sexually harassed two women in his office for seven years, subjecting one woman to unwanted attention and photographing her buttocks and massaging another woman during a "mentoring" session, according to a Pentagon Inspector General's report released Wednesday. John James retired earlier this year as the inspector general's office continued its investigation. James, the former executive director of the agency, told investigators that his interactions with the women were attempts to "mentor" them.
A U.S. judge on Wednesday forcefully rebuked federal prosecutors for a series of failures, including withholding exculpatory evidence, that led to the dismissal of an indictment against a banker who had been convicted of Iran sanctions violations. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan repeatedly violated their disclosure obligations and made misleading statements in their case against Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad. While the office ultimately admitted its mistakes, Nathan faulted its leadership for failing to "unequivocally condemn" the "significant errors" or ensure the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility would look into the matter, including whether prosecutors acted in bad faith.
While the 15-nation Caribbean Community bloc known as Caricom remains divided on the issue of Venezuela, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit two of its member states this week as the Trump administration seeks to turn up the pressure on Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro. “It's not just that Venezuela produces refugees, they are producing security problems for all of these countries by harboring terrorists, harboring narco-traffickers,” a senior State Department official said Wednesday. Pompeo, who will visit four South American nations, will arrive Thursday in Suriname, where he will meet with newly elected President Chan Santokhi.
This week, astronomers announced they detected a sign of potential microbial life on Venus: the presence of phosphine gas. Follow-up research is needed – and by coincidence, a spacecraft happens to be scheduled to fly by Venus next month. The BepiColumbo spacecraft will swing past Venus on its way to study Mercury.
Just days after the Trump family took the stage and praised their patriarch at the Republican National Convention, liberals took a closer look at the Trump family's ties to the presidency. On Aug. 26, Ridin' with Biden, a Facebook page dedicated to the election of Democrat Joe Biden, posted a meme that calls the roles of Trump relatives and associates into question. “Trump's daughter works at the White House,” claims the meme.
Hundreds of Hasidic Jews on pilgrimage for the Jewish New Year have caused problems on Ukraine's border, as they attempt to enter the country despite its coronavirus lockdown. Every Jewish New Year, tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews make the pilgrimage to the Ukrainian town of Uman. They go there to visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who revived the Hasidic movement and died in 1810.
Had the hospital tested and treated me for COVID, my portion of the bill would have been a lot less, if not completely covered. Let patients make an informed choice I feel violated and bullied by a hospital system I want to be able to trust. Is it too much to ask that our health care providers tell us what tests they recommend, why they recommend those tests, the total price of the services, and how much we will be expected to pay with insurance and let us decide if we want the treatment?
China cut contacts with Taiwan's government following the 2016 election of independence-minded President Tsai Ing-wen, who was re-elected this year, and has sought to isolate her diplomatically while ratcheting up political, military and economic pressure. At Wednesday's briefing, Ma repeatedly side-stepped questions about the decision by Taiwan's China-friendly Nationalist Party not to send a delegation to attend an annual cross-strait economic and cultural forum in the Chinese city of Xiamen following remarks by a Chinese television presenter seen as disparaging.