Lawmakers also gave examples of how they’re working in a bipartisan fashion.
Lawmakers also gave examples of how they’re working in a bipartisan fashion.
Deja Stallings gave birth to her first child, a girl named Dsyre, on the morning of Oct. 16. Two weeks before Stallings's daughter was born, her mother told Yahoo News, she had been the victim of police brutality. Stallings, a Black woman nine months pregnant, was thrown to the ground on Sept. 30 during an altercation with police in Kansas City, Mo. That incident, according to Stallings's lawyer Stacy Shaw, is the reason that Dsyre ended up in intensive care.
Yet now, in the homestretch of the 2020 campaign, Trump not only appears to be performing even worse than before among college-educated white women, he's also doing worse among white voters in general. By partnering with YouGov to track the views of 13 key demographic groups (including suburban voters, Latino voters and white seniors) across nine important metrics (such as vote intention, Trump approval and the direction of the country), Yahoo News has identified several weak spots for the president among the white voters on whom he has pinned his hopes of reelection. Consider the following chart, which compares the results of the Sept.
FBI agents are investigating whether emails allegedly found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop discussing presidential candidate Joe Biden son's supposed business activities in Ukraine are linked to a foreign intelligence operation, according to a report. Two sources familiar with the matter told NBC on Thursday night bureau chiefs are looking into the possibility that the email cache - allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden - may have been unearthed with help from a power hostile to the US, such as Russia. FBI agents recovered the laptop and hard drive through a grand jury subpoena that was later published by the New York Post, the Trump-friendly newspaper that first printed a story based on the alleged emails.
Michigan will prohibit the open carrying of firearms at polling stations, clerk's offices and other places where absentee ballots are tabulated to prevent voter intimidation, state officials said on Friday. The order, from Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, applies to Election Day, on Nov. 3, and prohibits a firearm within 100 feet (30 meters) of any voting or counting location. "Prohibiting the open-carry of firearms in areas where citizens cast their ballots is necessary to ensure every voter is protected," Benson said in a statement.
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.
President Trump's national security adviser on Friday repeated his claim that the United States would cut its troop strength in Afghanistan to 2,500 by early next year, rebutting comments from the nation's top military officer that this represented “speculation.” In webcast comments to the Aspen Institute, Robert O'Brien added that Trump's recent tweet about bringing all U.S. troops home from the 19-year-old conflict by Christmas reflected a “desire,” not an actual plan. O'Brien's remarks are the latest in a series of seemingly contradictory statements about Afghanistan made by senior Trump administration officials during the past few weeks.
Any claims about what happened in Wisconsin have no role in whether to extradite an Illinois teenager to that state to face charges in the killing of two protesters, prosecutors said Thursday. The state's attorney in Lake County, Illinois, filed a response to Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys, who are trying to stop him from being transferred to Kenosha, Wisconsin, The Daily Herald reported. A court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 30.
Peter Larson stopped his tractor in the middle of the soybean fields his family has operated for decades in North Dakota to seriously consider what might happen if he went through with his decision. It wasn't exactly the most thought-out plan: a few days earlier, the farmer had come up with an idea to plow through acres of his land to carve out a sign in support of former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris. He etched out their last names on a loose piece of paper he carried with him in his tractor until he decided to go through with it.
China's ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu warned Ottawa not to grant asylum to those fleeing Hong Kong after a sweeping national security law was imposed on the territory. Doing so would amount to “interference in China's domestic affairs,” said Mr Cong, who denounced Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as “violent criminals." He even issued what sounded like a threat, saying if Canada cared about the “good health and safety of those 300,000 Canadian passport-holders in Hong Kong, and the large number of Canadian companies operating in Hong Kong SAR” that Ottawa should support China's efforts to fight violent crimes."
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told a 911 dispatcher "it could be" that he hit a deer when he had actually struck a man with his car, newly released call recordings show. The audio was released Tuesday, as South Dakota Governor Kristin Noem and Public Safety Secretary Craig Price gave an update on the investigation into Ravnsborg's fatal car crash in September, giving the public access to the audio and transcript of his 911 call, as well as toxicology reports. In September, local authorities reported that although Ravnsborg initially told authorities he thought he hit a deer with his car, he was actually involved in a car crash that killed 55-year-old pedestrian Joseph Boever.
Joe Biden bested Donald Trump on Thursday night in a category sure to grab the president's attention: television ratings. Figures released Friday from Nielsen show that Biden's town hall on ABC averaged 13.9 million viewers, while Trump's averaged 10.6 million on NBC. But even when viewership figures are added for MSNBC and CNBC, cable networks owned by NBC that also carried Trump's town hall, the president's total viewership was 13 million, lower than Biden's.
The Broward County Sheriff's office fired two top administrators after a woman who went into labor in her jail cell was not given medical care despite screams of pain. The woman, who suffers from mental illness, was ultimately forced to give birth to her son in the jail cell, according to a letter sent to Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Wednesday by the Broward Public Defender's Office. “She was denied the dignity of a hospital bed and the assistance of a physician,” according to the letter, signed by Executive Chief Assistant Public Defender Gordon H. Weekes Jr. “The repeated and callous indifference to the medical needs of a laboring, mentally ill mother is of grave concern.”
Anne Fitzsimonds, 47, walked away from the party at a farmstead in rural Petersburg—at least 26 miles away from her Inkster home—around 1:30 a.m on Oct. 4. Niece believes his sister's disappearance may be connected to her longtime battle with drug addiction and her recent infidelity in her 30-year marriage. Since the news of his sister's disappearance, Niece has temporarily left his job in the Twin Cities to assist the Nelson County Sheriff's Department with their search—and is offering a $5,000 reward for helpful information related to the case.
Israeli plans to advance the building of thousands of settlement units in the occupied West Bank drew European condemnation on Friday as approvals for constructions hit a record high in 2020. The European countries warned the building perpetuates the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further threatens the viability of a two-state solution. The warning came after Israel on Thursday pressed forward on plans for more than 3,000 West Bank settlement homes.
Billy Graham's granddaughter — said Thursday in a Zoom call sponsored by one of a growing number of evangelical groups that have formed to encourage Christians to vote for Joe Biden. Trump's “attempts to hijack our faith for votes, and evangelical leaders' silence on his actions and behavior, has presented a picture of what our faith looks like that is so erroneous that it has done significant damage to the way people view Jesus,” said Duford on the call, which was sponsored by Not Our Faith PAC, a bipartisan group formed just this week with the explicit goal of trying to defeat Trump.
Prehistoric footprints of a woman carrying a toddler while dodging sabre-toothed cats and giant sloths are the longest set of fossilised human prints ever found, scientists have said. The prints, which stretch for almost a mile and were discovered in the White Sands National Park in New Mexico, USA, date back 13,000 years. Prior to their discovery, the longest track, located in Northern Tanzania, was only around 200 metres long, said Professor Matthew Bennett, of the University of Bournemouth.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was grilled by police on Thursday over his bid to oust the government, in what he called “political harassment" to thwart his attempt. Anwar met the nation's king on Tuesday to show evidence that he has majority support in Parliament to form a new government and unseat Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who has only a thin two-seat majority in the house. Police summoned Anwar to give a statement Thursday after 113 complaints were lodged over a purported list of 121 lawmakers allegedly backing Anwar that has spread on social media.
Eight passengers who sailed on Costa Cruises' Costa Diadema have tested positive for COVID-19, Roger Frizzell, spokesperson for Carnival Corp., the parent company to Costa, confirmed to USA TODAY Friday. The cruise ship, which continued on its journey carrying all French passengers, will cut its voyage short as France has reinstated its state of health emergency in relation to COVID-19. Costa Diadema, which was chartered by a French company and had all French passengers, departed from Genoa on Sept. 28 and ended its journey on Oct. 12.
The wife of a veteran who was targeted by president Donald Trump after raising concerns over the phone call that saw him impeached has spoken out against the president in a new attack ad by the Lincoln Project. Rachel Vindman, the wife of key impeachment witness Alexander Vindman, hit out against the president in the clip released by the Republican Political Action Committee (POC) on Friday, saying that she felt “threatened” after her husband's testimony. The advert plays clips of both White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Mr Trump dismissing Lt Col Vindman, including a clip of the president saying: “Well I'm not happy with him.