Louisville firefighters honor fallen heroes with special ceremony
Louisville firefighters honor fallen heroes with special ceremony
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 (including vote intention, Trump approval and direction of the country), Yahoo News has identified a significant shift away from Trump over the last week — a period in which the president delivered a poorly received debate performance and was hospitalized with COVID-19. Consider the following chart, which compares the results of the Sept.
A 65-year-old man in the Buffalo, New York, area faces charges after an 80-year-old man who had confronted him about not wearing a coronavirus face mask died following the dispute. Donald Lewinski of West Seneca, New York, was arrested Monday and is to be arraigned Tuesday evening on a charge of criminally negligent homicide after he allegedly shoved Rocco Sapienza to the ground in a bar, authorities said. Lewinski was walking through Pamp's Red Zone Bar & Grill in West Seneca, about 10 miles southeast of Buffalo, on Sept. 26, when Sapienza confronted him about not wearing a mask, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said at a news conference Monday.
The announcement of Sen. Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential nominee – the first Black woman and Asian person on a major party's presidential ticket – was met with more racist and sexist stereotyping in media coverage compared to both major parties' 2016 vice presidential nominees, according to a new report. One quarter of coverage of Harris included racist or sexist tropes, such as describing the senator as too "uncooperative" or "ambitious," according to the report from Time's Up Now, the political arm of TIME'S UP, which advocates to end harassment and discrimination in the workplace. “It demonstrates with numbers how normal we think it is for white men to run for these offices, and how unusual or subject to criticism we think it is for a woman of color to run for those offices,” said Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME'S UP Now.
The White House is blocking strict new coronavirus vaccine guidelines proposed by the Food and Drug Administration due to a provision that would likely prevent any vaccine from being authorized before the November election, several people familiar with the matter told The New York Times. The guidelines are intended to reassure the public that coronavirus vaccines are being held to a common standard, the Times reports. Per the guidelines, this would have to happen before authorization is granted for a vaccine, with FDA officials saying it's necessary to determine if there are side effects and to make sure the vaccine protects people for longer than a few weeks.
The chairman of an Arkansas county Republican committee died from complications associated with COVID-19 on Tuesday—less than one month after his organization hosted a maskless gathering with other elected leaders. Steven Farmer, who served as the chairman of the Craighead County Republican Committee, died on Tuesday after a weeks-long battle with the coronavirus that resulted in a stay at the ICU and a ventilator, his daughter and the organization announced. The news comes just three weeks after his committee hosted an event with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), who contracted COVID-19 in July, for Reagan Day.
A Black man was shot and killed by Texas police as he tried to intervene in a domestic violence incident. The family of Jonathan Price say he was trying to break up a fight when he he killed outside a gas station in Wolfe City, Texas, on Saturday. Price, 31, a city employee in the town an hour outside of Dallas, reportedly had a Taser used on him before an officer shot him.
An earlier universe existed before the Big Bang and can still be observed today, Sir Roger Penrose has said, as he received the Nobel Prize for Physics. Sir Roger, 89, who won the honour for his seminal work proving that black holes exist, said he had found six 'warm' points in the sky (dubbed 'Hawking Points') which are around eight times the diameter of the Moon. The timescale for the complete evaporation of a black hole is huge, possibly longer than the age of our current universe, making them impossible to detect.
During my senior year of high school, I went home after school on a Friday in March, excited that we might have two weeks off. Even then I didn't think it was realistic to expect the full break, and I expected to go back to school the following Monday. But that Friday would be my last real day of high school ever.
Former CIA Director John Brennan briefed former President Obama on Hillary Clinton's “plan” to tie the Trump campaign to Russia as a means of distracting the public from her private email server scandal before the 2016 election, according to newly declassified documents. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Tuesday declassified Brennan's handwritten notes along with a CIA memo showing that officials referred the alleged scheme to the FBI for potential investigation. Today, at the direction of President Trump, I declassified additional documents relevant to ongoing Congressional oversight and investigative activities,” Ratcliffe said in a statement.
The body of a young model and mother has been found in a mass grave after a gang of men snatched her away from family while shopping at a Mexican street market. Yessenia Estefania Alvarado, 24, was reported to be among the remains found in the shallow grave in the town of Cajeme, Sonora, on 20 September. Ms Alvarado had been shopping with her mother and cousin in Ciudad Obregon when the group of men stopped the women and forced the model into a van on 19 August.
One of the most fearsome “yakuza” underworld groups in Japan has been told it cannot hand out sweets to trick-or-treating children at Halloween. The local government of Hyogo Prefecture, in central Japan, on Monday unanimously approved a new provision to existing anti-gangster legislation that makes it illegal for members of the Yamaguchi-gumi to hand out treats at its headquarters in the city of Kobe on Halloween. The local authority was acting on a proposal from the prefectural police, which has been waging a war of attrition against the largest “yakuza” group in Japan.
The process is called rapid intensification, and Delta could get stronger yet. NOAA defines rapid intensification as an increase in the maximum sustained winds of a tropical cyclone by at least 34.5 mph in a 24-hour period. Hurricane Delta increased by 63 mph in 24 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center, going from a Category 1 on Monday to a Category 3 on Tuesday morning, with wind speeds of 115 mph. By 4 p.m. Tuesday, the wind speed was 145 mph.
During a segment on Fox News on Monday, Trump campaign communications director Erin Perrine said President Trump battling coronavirus is among a set of attributes that former Vice President Joe Biden doesn't have.
The Chien family was driving their Tesla Model Y home from the dealership when the roof detached from the car and fell onto the road behind them, family members said. "I looked up and the roof was gone," Walter Chien, a cardiologist from Stockton, CA, told Business Insider. This isn't the first complaint a customer has made about Tesla's quality control.
Good campaigns make it clear to TV networks that their candidates aren't going to walk into an ambush, so the network makes sure to screen out fringe figures and/or, in this case, people who have a clear anti-Biden agenda. This was not a real Miami town hall. Those would have a lot more screaming.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem claimed Monday that South Dakota has given the rest of the country an example of how to navigate a pandemic without heavy-handed government mandates. During a special legislative session in Pierre, Noem told lawmakers that while her resistance to statewide stay-at-home orders has drawn criticism, it's also provided a different approach to managing the pandemic than those taken in other states. "As you all might imagine, these last seven months have been quite lonely at times," Noem said.
A family's battle against hospital doctors to keep their “brain dead” baby on life support will be decided in a Texas court on Wednesday. The family of 10-month-old Nick Torres have been embroiled in a legal fight with Texas Children's Hospital since he was found unresponsive in a bathtub last month. Nick's parents, Mario and Patty Torres, argue his heart is still beating on its own and have asked a judge for more time to find a hospital that will take the youngster.
While waiting to receive the results of a coronavirus test, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News Monday night, where he coughed throughout his interview with host Martha MacCallum. Giuliani is President Trump's personal lawyer and one of his most ardent supporters. He helped Trump prepare for last week's debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and several people Giuliani came in close contact with, including Trump, former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Trump aide Hope Hicks, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) have all tested positive for the coronavirus.
The new emir of Kuwait, who ascended the throne following the death of his half-brother last week, has asked the Cabinet to continue performing its duties despite the prime minister's offer to resign, the state-run news agency reported Tuesday. The prime minister of the tiny oil-rich Gulf country and his Cabinet made the offer in a nod to the new emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, giving him the chance to appoint a replacement as custom dictates. The move may signal Sheikh Nawaf's desire to follow the political path charted by his predecessor, the late Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, and also allows Kuwait to avoid the difficulties of forming a new government ahead of elections, when the Cabinet will end its term anyway.
A recent spike in infections after a summer lull has been a somber reminder that the virus is still spreading, especially in places where large groups gather for religious or other reasons without adhering to public health guidance. "The community had such terrible losses in the early days, and the last thing we need is to have such things happen again," said Rabbi Asher Bush of Congregation Ahavat Yisrael in the Rockland village of Wesley Hills. "That would be utter, utter catastrophe."