How might record vote by mail numbers impact when Ohio knows who won the state.
How might record vote by mail numbers impact when Ohio knows who won the state.
The owner of the San Francisco salon is shutting down her business after the controversy surrounding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not wearing a face mask inside. The owner of eSalon, Erica Kious, told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday that the salon was closing. “I am actually done in San Francisco and closing my doors, unfortunately,” Kious said, blaming the criticism she received from the Pelosi incident.
As a result, points that Whole Foods workers accrued prior to March 3 have remained on their records longer than expected, forcing some employees to face unexpected punishment for late arrivals or absences, employees said. "All of a sudden we are being ordered by our global HR to hand out corrective action that has elongated roll-off dates for infractions in the middle of a pandemic that is still raging," said one Whole Foods manager. Whole Foods declined to comment on the reason behind the point extension.
WASHINGTON – Trump administration officials at the Department of Homeland Security directed intelligence analysts to stop providing assessments of Russian interference in the U.S. election and to instead focus on China and Iran, according to a whistleblower complaint released Wednesday. The whistleblower, Brian Murphy, who served as an undersecretary in the Homeland Security agency's intelligence office, said acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf told him to squash information about Russian election interference in May of this year. "Mr.
Tens of thousands of rapes are reported in India every year, but some stand out for being deeply disturbing. In one particularly shocking case, police in the capital, Delhi, have arrested a man in his 30s for the rape and assault of an 86-year-old grandmother. "The woman was waiting outside her home on Monday evening for the milkman when she was approached by her attacker," Swati Maliwal, head of the Delhi Commission for Women, told the BBC.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is going to use $5 million in coronavirus relief funds on a tourism ad campaign. South Dakota experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases following last month's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which researchers believe might be responsible for more than 19% of all new US cases. The state now ranks second in the country for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, with 439 new cases per 100,000 people, but Noem is actively still encouraging people to visit.
Border agents opened a suspicious shipment of chili peppers and found the remains of a primate and other animals inside, officials say. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists inspected the shipment from Thailand and found the body of a lorisid, a primate protected as an endangered species, in April, according to a Thursday news release. Another shipment from Thailand uncovered over 22 pounds of soft-shelled turtle bones possibly protected as an endangered species.
Kristin Urquiza, the former Arizona resident who drew attention for a searing obituary of her father that slammed politicians' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, called for President Donald Trump to resign Wednesday after reports he'd purposely downplayed the severity of the novel coronavirus. Trump knew weeks before the first confirmed U.S. coronavirus death that COVID-19 was highly contagious and more deadly than the flu, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Yet, when addressing the public, he claimed the virus was "under control" and would soon disappear. "The president is on record lying," Urquiza, whose father died of COVID-19 in June, told The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.
Comments by the lead police investigator suggesting that the victim of a gang rape in Pakistan that occurred along one of the country's most secure highways was to blame have spurred cries of outrage. Investigators say the victim left her home with her two children in Lahore and was driving when her car ran out of fuel around 1:30 a.m. She called a relative and a helpline for the highway police, but before they arrived, two men approached, broke the car's windows, and dragged the woman and her children to a field beside the highway, where she was gang raped. Twelve suspects had been arrested so far, Musarrat Cheema, spokesperson for the government of Punjab province, said on Twitter.
Attorney General William Barr defends the DOJ intervention in the E. Jean Carroll lawsuit against Trump; Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano reacts on 'Fox & Friends.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated that the US Congress would block any potential US trade deal with the UK if Boris Johnson unilaterally violates the Good Friday Agreement that allows an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. “How do you walk away from an international agreement?” Ms Pelosi said of the prime minister's potential move. The speaker echoed comments from other House Democrats this week that the UK is of course free to chart its own course in terms of pulling back from the European Union.
Less than a week after celebrating the birth of a critically endangered gorilla, the zoo in New Orleans is mourning its death. The baby western lowland gorilla born Friday died on Wednesday, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith said Thursday. The cause remains undetermined, but officials say Tumani, its 13-year-old mother, may not have produced enough milk.
The president's personal lawyer has been working closely with “an active Russian agent” trying to smear the president's chief political rival. Derkach, a member of Kyiv's parliament and son of a former KGB officer, has also been supplying documents to Republicans on Capitol Hill, where Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is conducting an election-eve investigation into the Bidens. Derkach—described by the Treasury Department as “an active Russian agent for over a decade, maintaining close connections with the Russian Intelligence Services”—stands accused of orchestrating a “covert influence campaign centered on cultivating false and unsubstantiated narratives” about the Bidens via “edited audio tapes and other unsupported information,” which launched “corruption investigations in both Ukraine and the United States designed to culminate prior to election day.”
Authorities have identified three National Guard members who died after a plane crashed in Tennessee on Tuesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the victims were aboard a single-engine Piper PA-28 airplane that crashed about 11:40 a.m. near Warren County Memorial Airport in McMinnville. The Warren County Sheriff's Office confirmed the victims were Lt. Col. Shelli Dawn Huether, 45, of Nolensville; Capt. Jessica Naomi Wright, 37, of Murfreesboro and Scott Alan Bumpus, 53, of Murfreesboro.
Two weeks after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana, swarms of mosquitoes are killing livestock in the area, farmers say. Farmers in five parishes near where the storm came ashore have lost between 300 and 400 cattle to mosquitoes, Craig Fontenot, a large-animal veterinarian, told the Associated Press. Vince Deshotel with the Louisiana State University AgCenter said mosquitoes recently killed one of his bulls, adding that he knows of four other people who've had cattle die due to the insects.
A Northern California wildfire threatened thousands of homes Thursday after winds whipped it into a monster that incinerated houses in small mountain communities and killed at least three people. Several other people were critically burned and about 2,000 structures, including homes and other buildings were damaged or destroyed in the foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada, authorities said. Another fire raging along the Oregon border destroyed 150 homes near the community of Happy Camp and one person was confirmed dead, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said.
CORONAVIRUS IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS Trump has dramatically curtailed immigration and travel into the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing the steps were needed for health reasons and to protect jobs for U.S. workers in the face of high unemployment. During the pandemic, Trump has restricted the entry of many foreign workers and immigrants seeking "green cards" for permanent residency. Biden tweeted at the time that Trump was banning immigrants to distract from his administration's pandemic response and that "immigrants help grow our economy and create jobs."
BBC Scotland is to scale back coverage of Nicola Sturgeon's daily coronavirus briefings from next week following opposition complaints they had descended into an SNP party political broadcast. From Monday, the Corporation will decide whether to cover the lunchtime events on "editorial merit" rather than automatically broadcasting them on BBC One and the BBC Scotland TV channels and BBC Radio Scotland. It is understood the BBC will start taking a "consistent approach" to covering briefings by Ms Sturgeon and Boris Johnson, who is only holding one when he has a major announcement to make.
A Smithfield meatpacking plant was fined $13,494 — the maxium allowed — after a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility led to four deaths and nearly 1,300 cases. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the fine and citation Thursday against the plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, accusing the company of failing to protect workers from exposure to the coronavirus. OSHA cited Smithfield under the “general duty clause for failing to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards.”
A Pakistani court sentenced a Christian man to death after finding him guilty of blasphemy for insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad in text messages he sent to a Muslim co-worker in 2013, a defense lawyer said Thursday. Saiful Malook said his client, 37-year-old Asif Pervaiz, was convicted and sentenced this week in the eastern city of Lahore. It was the latest example of the Islamic nation's strict upholding of blasphemy laws.