Fearless Forecast Week 6: 9 Rec, 105 Rec Yds
Projected Points: 15.0
Fearless Forecast Week 6: 9 Rec, 105 Rec Yds
Projected Points: 15.0
Before working directly for Biden, Klain helped President Bill Clinton shepherd through his judicial nominations and later became Vice President Al Gore's chief of staff. He then helped lead the Gore campaign's efforts in the 2000 Florida recount; that battle, which led to George W. Bush winning the presidency by the narrowest margin in U.S. history, was turned into an HBO movie that starred Kevin Spacey as Klain. Klain also helped lead Hillary Clinton's debate prep back in 2016, and reprised that role prior to Biden and Trump's first debate.
A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not face charges in his home state of Illinois, prosecutors said Tuesday. An investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County State's Attorney's Office said. There is no evidence the gun was ever physically possessed by Kyle Rittenhouse in Illinois, it said.
After spending hours swatting away Democratic questions about her personal judicial views, Judge Amy Coney Barrett made a significant admission on Tuesday afternoon: that she did not consider the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling to a settled legal matter, or a “super-precedent,” at the U.S. Supreme Court. While Barrett did not signal that she intends to vote to undo Roe if given the opportunity, she opened a door that President Trump's previous two nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court did not. In 2018, Judge Brett Kavanaugh said in his confirmation hearing that Roe was “precedent on precedent” and “settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court.”
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz on Monday admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a female reporter, three days after she made online allegations against the married official. “I apologize to the people of Anchorage for a major lapse in judgment I made several years ago when I had a consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship with reporter Maria Athens,” Berkowitz said in a statement released by his office late Monday afternoon. The acknowledgement comes at the end of three days that roiled Alaska's largest city, a span that saw both his denial of accusations Athens made on Facebook and her arrest.
Texans on Tuesday joined a wave of Americans casting ballots at a record-setting pace, jamming early-voting polling places ahead of a Nov. 3 election showdown between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden. In Georgia, where early voting began on Monday, people waited five hours or more to cast ballots in record-breaking early turnout for a state that also features two competitive U.S. Senate races. Glitches with Georgia's new voting machines prolonged the delays in some locations, voting rights groups said, mirroring issues that led to long lines in the state's June primary.
Pakistani police have arrested the second assailant in a gang rape of a woman whose car broke down on a deserted highway at night last month, when two attackers pulled her out of the vehicle and brutally assaulted her as her terrified children watched, helpless. The suspect, Abid Malhi, was arrested late on Monday, ending a monthlong manhunt. He was arraigned in court in the eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday and ordered jailed for two weeks pending further police investigate.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that one of the largest wildfires ever recorded in Los Angeles County was sparked by tree branches coming into contact with Southern California Edison (SCE) equipment. In a letter to the Public Utilities Commission, SCE, a utility company, wrote that US Forest Service (USFS) investigators have retained some of their equipment as part of the investigation into the Bobcat Fire, which began on 6 September and is still burning today.
A North Florida man came to the Florida Keys in August and fished, chronicling his vacation by posting videos and photos on his Facebook page. The Facebook posts show a protected Goliath grouper being filleted, a batch of undersized lobster on the grill and an undersized nurse shark placed in a swimming pool that is treated with chlorine at his vacation rental in Marathon, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Yansel Garrido, 32, was jailed Tuesday after his arrest on charges of cruelty to animals — for the nurse shark treatment — harvesting a Goliath grouper and possession of six undersized lobsters, all misdemeanors.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday put an end to a lawsuit brought by congressional Democrats that accused President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution with his business dealings. The justices refused to hear an appeal by 215 Senate and House of Representatives Democrats of a lower court ruling that found that the lawmakers lacked the necessary legal standing to bring the case that focused on the Republican president's ownership of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The lawmakers accused Trump of violating the Constitution's rarely tested "emoluments" clauses that bar presidents from taking gifts or payments from foreign and state governments without congressional approval.
A stack of hay bales on a Massachusetts farm decorated in support of the Democratic presidential ticket that was burned down has been replaced with a similar display with a different message. The original display at Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton featured 19 wrapped hay bales painted with the words “USA" and “VOTE" along with the names of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The new, nearly identical stack of hay bales now says “Love, Unity, Respect” and features a pair of U.S. flags, a globe and the word “VOTE.”
The United States risks angering China by moving forward with three sales of advanced weaponry to Taiwan. Notification of the deals have gone to the U.S. Congress for approval in recent days, according to five sources familiar with the situation speaking on Monday (October 12). The move was threatened with retaliation by China, which considers Taiwan a wayward province that it wishes to reunite with the mainland.
American forces carried out several airstrikes in support of Afghan security forces under attack by the Taliban in southern Helmand province, a spokesperson for the U.S. military in Afghanistan said Monday. Col. Sonny Leggett said the recent Taliban attacks in Helmand are “not consistent” with a U.S.-Taliban deal signed in February and undermine ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks. He said the airstrikes do not violate the February deal.
To be fair, it's probably easier to be a COVID-19 denier in New Zealand than in the United States. The COVID denier piped up at a campaign event led by Winston Peters, leader of the New Zealand First party, and deputy prime minister in the coalition with prime minister Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party. Ardern's government has been glowingly praised around the world for its decisive pandemic response which has seen New Zealand record one of the lowest death tolls from the virus on the planet, at only 25 people.
The monetary reform, expected before the end of the year, will eliminate the convertible peso while leaving a devalued peso, officially exchanged since the 1959 Revolution at one peso to the dollar. The soon to be removed convertible peso is also officially set at one to 10 pesos to the dollar for state companies and 24 pesos sell and 25 pesos buy with the population. The government has stated numerous times that residents will be given ample time to exchange convertible pesos at the current rate once it is taken out of circulation and banks will automatically do the same with convertible peso accounts.
President Donald Trump and his wife received their positive COVID-19 tests on the same day. Melania Trump last provided a health update over a week ago after saying her symptoms were mild, and the White House has not indicated when she will make her next public appearance. What role she will play in the campaign's final weeks remains an open question as Trump embarks on a schedule of daily rallies through the Nov. 3 election.
The space agency released a set of guidelines Tuesday for its Artemis moon-landing program, based on the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and other agreements. Founding members include the U.S., Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he expects more countries to join the effort to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024.
A New York woman was arrested for allegedly throwing her newborn baby out of the bathroom window after giving birth in the bath. Police say the baby was found naked and still with its umbilical cord attached at a home in the Queens area of the city on Sunday morning. Authorities say that Sabita Dookram, 23, gave birth to the youngster in the bath before allegedly tossing the baby from the window.
The Canadian province of Alberta, which has among the country's highest tallies of COVID-19 infections and is running one of its largest fiscal deficits, said on Monday that it would eliminate up to 11,000 government health jobs to save money. The cuts will not affect frontline clinical staff including doctors and nurses during the pandemic, Health Minister Tyler Shandro said. Some 9,700 to 11,000 Alberta Health Services (AHS) jobs will be outsourced over three years, such as laboratory and laundry services, while 100 management jobs will be eliminated along with certain other office positions.
US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has evaded questions about her views on key issues on day two of her Senate confirmation hearing. If Judge Barrett passes the committee hearing, the full Senate will vote to confirm or reject her for a lifelong place on the top US court. Republicans want the confirmation ahead of the presidential election on 3 November.