Delta, now a tropical storm, made landfall Friday night, bringing widespread power outages to Louisiana.
Delta, now a tropical storm, made landfall Friday night, bringing widespread power outages to Louisiana.
A prominent statistic cited by those concerned about election fraud — that millions of ballots have supposedly gone missing over the last several years — is misleading and exaggerated, the top election official in Washington state said in an interview. “Not everyone chooses to return a ballot,” said Kim Wyman, Washington's secretary of state. As part of his ongoing effort to undermine confidence in the legitimacy of the presidential election, President Trump has referenced conservative media reports that millions of mail-in ballots routinely disappear.
A Fox News Media representative told Business Insider that Hill was never paid to appear. Fox News has said it has "no intention of booking" a frequent guest after he tweeted a misogynistic attack on Kamala Harris during the vice-presidential debate, The Daily Beast reported. During Harris' debate with Vice President Mike Pence, Hill wrote: "Kamala Harris comes off as such an insufferable lying bitch.
CNN has found another controversial event Amy Coney Barrett didn't inform the Senate about. After her nomination to the Supreme Court, the Senate asked Barrett to list every talk she had given, as well as provide a transcript of the event. But she failed to mention speaking at two events held by right-to-life student groups at the University of Notre Dame, CNN reports.
A senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies has been denied access to most of the documents her lawyers hoped to use to help prevent her extradition to the United States. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's founder and the company's chief financial officer, at Vancouver's airport in late 2018. It says Meng, 48, committed fraud by misleading the HSBC bank about the company's business dealings in Iran.
That has less to do with what Biden has done than with what he has managed to avoid, namely terrifying an already-addled nation with the sense of a West Wing in utter disarray, unwilling to answer simple questions about when the president first learned that he was sick or what the White House Medical Unit is doing to keep others in the building safe. At the moment, Biden is teaching a master class on letting your opponent's candidacy self-destruct,” tweeted David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, which analyzes congressional races.
A Madison Heights, Michigan, man killed by FBI agents during a still-murky standoff over a weapons warrant. Thirteen other Michigan and Delaware men arrested in state and federal busts over alleged plots to take over the state government. A Maryland man busted on federal weapons charges.
One of the Democratic Party's most senior figures has openly criticised the UK's system for approving a Covid-19 vaccine, suggesting that the process for ensuring its safety is not as rigorous as that followed in America. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives - one half of the US Congress - made the unexpected comment during a press conference on Friday. She said that people must be “very careful” about the UK drive to approve a vaccine, suggesting that America's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had a tougher criteria for screening any vaccine than its equivalent in Britain.
In a congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un for the founding anniversary of North Korea's ruling party, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he intends to deepen relations with Pyongyang, North Korean state media reported on Saturday. "We have an intent to successfully defend, consolidate and develop the China-Korea relations together with Korean comrades and propel the long-lasting and stable development of the socialist cause of the two countries," North Korean state news agency KCNA quoted Xi as saying. Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, and events are expected to include a large military parade that may feature some of North Korea's long-range ballistic missiles for the first time since 2018.
President Trump continued to hail an experimental monoclonal antibody treatment as a “cure” for COVID-19, telling conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh in a Friday interview that it sped his recovery from the disease and was “better than a vaccine.” “I was not in great shape, but we have a medicine that healed me, that fixed me,” Trump said of the antibody “cocktail” manufactured by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Since being released on Monday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was treated for three days after being admitted with a high fever, chills and breathing problems, Trump has often pointed to the antibody therapy he undertook at the hospital as a “cure” for COVID-19.
Firearms experts say a ballistics report from Kentucky State Police shows Breonna Taylor's boyfriend fired the shot that wounded a Louisville officer and prompted police to return fire, killing Taylor. The authorities said the four-page report dismisses the theory that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was hit by "friendly fire" from his own officers and supports Attorney General Daniel Cameron's conclusion that the 9 mm round that severed Mattingly's femoral artery came from the gun fired by Kenneth Walker. The ballistics report, part of the investigative file released Wednesday by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, shows that only one 9 mm bullet and cartridge casing was found at Taylor's apartment.
Philippine forces on Saturday captured a suspected Indonesian would-be suicide bomber who the army believes was involved in a “very imminent” plot to attack a southern town, officials said. Army troops and police arrested Rezky Fantasya Rullie with two Filipino women, who were suspected to be the wives of Abu Sayyaf militants, in a house in southern Jolo town in Sulu province where they found an explosive vest and bomb components, the military's Western Mindanao Command said. The military also announced that Rullie's husband Andi Baso, who is wanted in the Philippines and Indonesia for his alleged involvement in bomb attacks, had been killed in an Aug. 29 clash near Sulu's Patikul town.
Malaysia's maritime authorities said on Saturday they had detained 60 Chinese nationals and six Chinese-registered fishing vessels they said were trespassing into the Southeast Asian country's waters. Malaysia reported 89 intrusions by Chinese coastguard and navy ships between 2016 and 2019, amid escalating tensions between the United States and China over Beijing's claims to most of the resource-rich South China Sea, which is also a major trade route. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said the fishing vessels and crew were detained in an operation off the coast of the southern state of Johor on Friday.
Brad Parscale, President Trump's former campaign manager, seen getting emotional while in the back of a police car after his arrest in Florida last month.
Debate officials have changed the format of a debate between Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison to instead consist of separate candidate interviews. The change was reportedly prompted by officials after Mr Harrison declined to participate unless the Republican incumbent took a coronavirus test, which he reportedly declined. In the hours leading up to the event, Mr Harrison called on debate moderators and Senator Graham to take Covid-19 tests.
Afghanistan's chief peace envoy said Saturday that India's civil and military leadership are supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of the Afghan peace process and that Kabul's interactions with New Delhi are expected to further deepen in the coming weeks and months. In an interview with The Associated Press in the Indian capital, Abdullah Abdullah said that while the issue of Afghanistan involves the international community at large, he hopes that India will play an important role in the peace process by “encouraging the voices of tolerance and coexistence.”
Among their missions was to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from her vacation home, blow up a bridge, storm the state Capitol and target police, court records show. It was early 2020 when the civil war plot landed on the FBI's radar.
Hope Hicks, the senior aide whose positive COVID-19 test result led to the president disclosing his own last Friday, showed up to work the day after self-quarantining aboard Air Force One despite experiencing coronavirus symptoms, according to a new Washington Post report. Once she was at the White House the next day, she discovered she had tested positive for the virus and went home, but only told President Donald Trump and a few senior aides about it, infuriating coworkers in close contact with her, according to the Post. Hope Hicks, the White House senior counselor and one of President Donald Trump's most trusted staffers, decided to go back to work at the White House the day after she came down with COVID-19 symptoms and self-quarantined aboard Air Force One, according to the Washington Post.
There's plenty of reasons to worry in Wisconsin these days. While the crucial swing state maintains its standing as a national hotspot for the coronavirus and spiking cases and hospitalizations have alarmed health experts and local officials, Republicans there are continuing to attack Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over the emergency authority he's relying on to try and combat the virus. “I don't care if (the governor's) actions are warranted or not warranted, he is illegally acting,” said state Sen. Chris Kapenga, a Republican who opposes the governor's mask order and is upset the governor isn't working with the legislature when Kapenga feels legally he should be.
A meter reader was attacked by a dog while on duty, which gave her such a strong fear of dogs she couldn't work anymore and fainted at the sight of them, she told the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Linda Jordan, 52, of Cathlamet, collected workers' compensation benefits for the next several years for the “dog phobia” she sustained, according to the department. A dog bit Jordan while she was working as a meter reader for the Pacific County Public Utility District in March 2007, according to L&I. She filed an injury claim, which was closed “and then reopened in 2014 when her doctor said she fainted whenever she saw dogs and could not return to work,” the release said.
Sara Branscome's golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation's largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shops and entertainment venues that bills itself as “Florida's Friendliest Hometown.” Branscome's cart was festooned with two American flags that flapped in the warm afternoon breeze. Branscome jabbed her left foot on the horn pedal, then gave a thumbs-up.