Robbie Owens reports on "shop talk."
Robbie Owens reports on "shop talk."
An unknown number of similar killings take place each year — deckhands on the ship from which the video was shot told a private investigator, and later a documentary crew on camera, that they'd witnessed a similar slaughter a week before. Wang Feng Yu, believed to have been the captain of the Taiwanese-flagged Ping Shin 101 during the attack, was taken into custody by the Taiwanese coast guard in August after his current ship docked at Kaohsiung port. He's being held while prosecutors investigate.
Four years ago, Donald Trump became the first Republican since 1988 to win Pennsylvania in a presidential election. With polls showing him lagging behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the state, he returned there Tuesday night to make his pitch to voters in Johnstown. “Twenty-one days from now we're going to win the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and we're going to win four more years in the White House,” President Trump said to open his remarks.
After the coronavirus had killed 400 Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Science magazine that he can only go so far in contradicting the president's lies, since “I can't jump in front of the microphone and push him down.“ Trump shot back on Twitter: "We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.” A picture of an honored guest there, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who just lifted precautions in his state, such as they were, wiping his unmasked nose and giving high fives while new cases are surging in the Sunshine State explains why seniors are fleeing Trump in droves. If you read Fauci's body language standing to Trump's left at task force briefings, the doctor couldn't imagine anybody doing less.
Amazon Ring contractors spoke to NBC News about worsening working conditions at a call center in the Philippines, after photos first surfaced in April of employees sleeping on the floor between shifts. The contractors reportedly said Amazon does not allow them to work from home over security concerns, and the shuttle service offered is not reliable. The report detailed a lack of social distancing measures at the facility and poor sanitation, sometimes only amounting to a wipe down using a bucket of water and a towel.
In less than two months, Scott Peterson has gone from facing the death penalty for the 2004 conviction of killing his wife and unborn son to facing the possibility of a new trial. The California Supreme Court, which in August overturned Peterson's death penalty, on Thursday ordered his murder convictions be examined, according to multiple published reports. At issue in what was once a high-profile case: The court said a juror failed to disclose she had been involved with other legal proceedings and, as a result, committed prejudicial misconduct,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by 11 percentage points, 53 percent to 42 percent, in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News national poll of registered voters released Wednesday. That's an improvement for Trump from the last WSJ/NBC poll earlier this month, which found him behind by 14 points, but it's larger than the 8-point lead Biden had in September. Biden's 11-point lead is a little higher than his polling average — 10.2 points at FiveThirtyEight and 9.2 points at RealClearPolitics — but it points to a steep climb for Trump three weeks before Election Day.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham has been accused of violating federal election laws for using an intermission at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings to discuss campaign fundraising efforts and call for “help” from South Carolina voters against his Democratic opponent in the November elections. The Republican senator was discussing his re-election bid against Jaime Harrison, the Democratic senatorial candidate who raised a record-breaking $57 million during the third quarter of his campaign, at a break in the committee hearings when he made the remarks.
Gordon Ramsay has filmed nearly a dozen reaction videos to TikTok amateur cooking clips in recent weeks. In one of the latest, he took aim at a home chef who covered a chicken with toothpicks before baking it in the oven. "Acupuncture doesn't belong on a chicken!" Ramsay wrote in the caption of his TikTok video, which has nearly 25 million views.
A 3-week-old girl was sexually assaulted and battered in an Ocala area foster home, and child welfare officials could have prevented it from happening, according to a lawsuit filed last week in the Marion County Courthouse. Both Kids Central, the Ocala nonprofit agency charged with managing child welfare in the region, and The Centers, which offers case management services, knew that a 16-year-old boy living in the home had sexually assaulted other young children in the past. The foster parents – identified as "the Kleins" – had set up video cameras around the house to monitor the boy's activities.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden flew on an airplane with a person who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 but Biden was not in close contact with the person and there is no need for him to quarantine, his campaign said on Thursday. "Vice President Biden was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with this individual at any time," the statement said, adding they both wore masks during the flights, which occurred on Monday and Tuesday. "Given these facts, we have been advised by the Vice President's doctor and the campaign's medical advisors that there is no need for the Vice President to quarantine," it said.
Donald Trump compared himself to Jesus Christ during his North Carolina campaign rally. During the event, he said a supporter called him the “most famous person in the world”, but the president conceded the title to Jesus Christ. Donald Trump compared himself to Jesus Christ during his North Carolina campaign rally.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) on Thursday, the final day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, thanked Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) for presiding over “one of the best set of hearings” that she had participated in. “I just want to thank you, this has been one of the best set of hearings that I've participated in and I want to thank you for your fairness and the opportunity of going back and forth,” the Democrat told the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It leaves one with a lot of hopes, a lot of questions and even some ideas perhaps of good bipartisan legislation we can put together to make this great country even better,” said Feinstein, the Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, before thanking Graham for his leadership.
A growing body of evidence suggests that blood type may play a role in the risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus or developing life-threatening complications from the illness. Two studies on the topic were published Wednesday in the journal Blood Advances, a publication of the American Society of Hematology. Blood type, the researchers found, stood out as a potential key difference between the two groups.
Sen. Kamala Harris has canceled all campaign travel through this weekend “out of an abundance of caution” after a flight crew member and her communications director tested positive for coronavirus, the Biden campaign announced Thursday. Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, has tested negative for coronavirus three times over the past week — including on Thursday — the campaign added. “Senator Harris was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with either of these individuals during the two days prior to their positive tests; as such, there is no requirement for quarantine,” Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a statement.
Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, pressed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett about the process for recusal in a case before the court concerning the Affordable Care Act.
Despite a disapproval rating about 50 per cent, Donald Trump told loyalists in North Carolina on Thursday there is only one person, past or present, more popular than himself: the son of the Christian god. "Someone said to me the other day, 'You're the most famous person in the world by far. I said, 'no I'm not.
WASHINGTON – Democrats warned Wednesday that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's almost certain confirmation could launch a new chapter of conservative judicial activism, though the federal appeals court judge sought to portray herself as a mainstream jurist without any agenda. As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing drew toward a close Wednesday, several Democrats acknowledged Barrett would be confirmed to succeed the late liberal Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, most likely by a party-line vote before Election Day. "It seems that the fix is in," Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.
Donald Trump admitted to exposing his chief of staff to coronavirus by allowing Mark Meadows to fly with him to Walter Reed military hospital two weeks ago. The president made the remark during a campaign rally in North Carolina, a battleground where he is in a dead heat with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden after winning the state in 2016. "Could you imagine, I had to go to North Carolina to find my chief of staff?" he said with a smirk.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday night claimed Twitter is holding a "gun to my head" after she posted a link to a critical story about Joe Biden. Ms McEnany told Fox News's Hannity that she has been “permanently” banned from her personal account after redistributing the article, which both Facebook and Twitter have restricted access to over concerns about its veracity. "It's not a temporary blockage," said Ms McEnany.
Trump indicated on Thursday he was willing to increase his latest stimulus offer to Democrats. "Go big or go home," he said in a Fox Business interview. The president has increased his calls for a large stimulus package, though he could be on a collision course with Senate Republicans reluctant to back significant federal spending to prop up the economy.