As Iowa sees a record number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, Gov. Kim Reynolds refuses to consider a mask mandate and has blocked cities from enforcing theirs.Approval ratings at historic lows »
Q.” The post included a link to a tweet from an account apparently belonging to Virginia Giuffre, who says she was abused for years by Epstein, Maxwell and prominent figures in their orbit starting when she was a teenager. Giuffre had tweeted to express satisfaction with a ruling by a federal judge in New York ordering the immediate release of a deposition given by Maxwell in 2016, in a defamation lawsuit brought against her by Giuffre in 2015. Giuffre accused Maxwell of recruiting her as a teenager to become part of a sex-trafficking ring run by Epstein, who committed suicide in jail while awaiting trial for federal sex-trafficking charges last year.
President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, both top White House aides, are threatening to sue a group of anti-Trump Republicans for posting billboard ads in New York City's Times Square linking them to the country's almost 225,000 coronavirus deaths. A lawyer representing Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, made the threat on Friday in a letter to the Lincoln Project, calling the ads "false, malicious and defamatory" and saying they constituted "outrageous and shameful libel." "If these billboard ads are not immediately removed, we will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages," Marc Kasowitz said in his letter, which the Lincoln Project posted on Twitter.
The first nest of Asian giant hornets found in the US has successfully been destroyed by scientists. The nest, in the state of Washington, was found by putting tracker devices on the hornets and it was sucked out of a tree using a vacuum hose. The invasive species insects, known as "murder hornets", have a powerful sting and can spit venom.
The Morena party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador finally chose a leader Friday after two failed, acrimonious attempts. A poll of party members gave a comfortable margin of victory to congressional leader Mario Delgado, a centrist seen as more obedient to the president. The results of an earlier poll that showed a tie had been hotly disputed by Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, an 87-year-old political warhorse who has been critical at times of López Obrador.
The constellation of neighborhoods and smaller cities that constitute what Americans think of as L.A. brings to mind lots of competing reference points: towering palms and glistening lowriders. What isn't necessarily seared into the imagination is Brentwood, an exclusive neighborhood in West Los Angeles where Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris lives. In the year and a half since Harris launched a bid for her party's presidential nomination, the problems of the country she wants to help lead — poverty, racial inequities, climate change, civil discord — have inched closer to her doorstep.
At the end of January Ade Alabi made a big investment. The image of the burning precinct, abandoned by police in the face of angry and violent protesters, signalled for him that something different was happening in Minneapolis. This was the station where the four policemen charged in the killing of George Floyd worked.
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday called an early presidential election for January after the nation's previous president was driven from power by protests triggered by a disputed vote. The Oct. 4 parliamentary election was swept by pro-government parties and triggered protests by the opposition, who rejected the official results as rigged. Demonstrators freed several opposition leaders, including Sadyr Zhaparov, who was quickly named the new prime minister.
Florida high school senior Tyler Maxwell, 18, and Jacob Hubert, Goldwater Institute senior attorney, react to court case against school district on 'Fox & Friends Weekend.
President Donald Trump was one of those GOP voters going to the polls, kicking off Florida's statewide in-person early voting period Saturday by casting his ballot in West Palm Beach and livestreaming an event to urge supporters to show up and catch Democrats. Further south, in Miami, former President Barack Obama held a rally for his former vice president, Joe Biden, at Florida International University. The split-screen schedule of the two presidents, each of whom carried Florida with different voter coalitions, shed light on the different strategies of the two campaigns in Trump's must-win state, with the president trying to supersize older and white voter turnout and Obama seeking to boos...
The presidential nominee's campaign “issues page” takes it several steps further, promising to pass or incentivize all manner of gun restrictions. In addition to the lack of evidence supporting these initiatives and their dubious constitutionality they all share one principal problem: The federal government — the helm of which Joe Biden seeks to occupy — has very little authority in this domain. Among other provisions, the bill also required that local chief law enforcement officers (CLEOs) perform background checks on prospective firearm purchasers.
Eleven days out from the election, President Donald Trump held a last-minute campaign event in one of the most reliably red areas of Florida whose voters have become a question mark hanging over his campaign — one that could help make or break his re-election bid. The Villages, a sprawling retirement community home to one of the whitest and oldest populations in the country, has consistently supported Republican candidates for years, breaking for Trump by nearly 40 percentage points in 2016. "Under [Joe] Biden's plan, you'll be locked down for years," Trump told those gathered, many of them maskless and crowded close together, of the Democratic nominee's proposal to address the pandemic, before sounding an ambivalent endorsement of social distancing.
After photos of his bruised hands raised concerns about his health, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he does not have health issues. When asked if there are any health concerns the public should know about, he answered "of course not" and said the bruises raise "no concerns," CNN reported. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shut down concerns over his health raised from photos of his bruised and bandaged hands.
"Pro-life" Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who will almost certainly be seated on the Supreme Court this week, seems to have no problem putting guns in the hands of individual Americans who want to buy them — every Tom, Dick and Kyle. A number of groups advocating gun control and gun safety, including Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, and the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence, expressed their deep concerns with Barrett's nomination in a recent letter sent to leading members of Congress. The 2008 Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller expanded the meaning of the Second Amendment far beyond militias — regulated or not.
year-old Selena Ann Bradley was pregnant with her third child when her body was discovered in her boyfriend's freezer on Monday. Her boyfriend William James Hernandez was arrested for her death. Hernandez told two people he was involved in Bradley's death according to court records, including his four-year-old daughter.
President Donald Trump is planning to cast his ballot in person for the first time in Palm Beach County this weekend. But some have questioned whether he can legally vote as a Florida man because his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach is taxed as a private club and not as a residential property. Jim Watson, a Boynton Beach resident, filed an elections fraud complaint in June challenging Trump's ability to vote in Florida, The Washington Post reported.
Across the country, restuarants have relied on outdoor dining to compensate for losses due to COVID-19, but the businesses face uncertainty as the weather turns cold. Chicago announced a design competition in August to find possible solutions. As temperatures dip and the city's infamous wind kicks up, Chicago's restaurants are looking for ways to provide outdoor dining in the face of a harsh winter.
A second round of stimulus checks could take weeks or months to arrive as Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over the details of another trillion-dollar stimulus bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have struggled to agree on items such as financial aid for state and local governments and protection from COVID-19 liability for employers. "The speaker, on a number of issues, is still dug in," Mnuchin told reporters on Friday.
The uproar in Burlington echoes conflicts in schools and districts nationwide in recent weeks as classes resumed for the first time after massive racial justice protests swept the country following George Floyd's death, and teachers brought the Black Lives Matter movement into the classroom. In Florida, parents protested last month against the Sarasota County School Board's decision to include Black Lives Matter in the district's curriculum. A police union in Utah demanded in September that state officials denounce anti-law enforcement bias in schools, citing an elementary school teacher wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt as an example, which the union said left a child “emotionally devastated.
For more than 15 years, alleged victims of Michael Mearan felt like they were screaming into the void. In voices both strained with emotion and seemingly hardened with trauma, they stepped forward – cautiously, with trepidation – to level their allegations: that Mearan, a former Portsmouth, Ohio, city councilman and still-practicing attorney, trapped them in a cycle of drug abuse and sexual servitude. After decades of rumors and investigations, Mearan was arrested on human trafficking, racketeering and related charges.
Trump made eyebrow-raising claims like Biden taking away seniors' air conditioning and remembering Barack Hussain Obama, as a member of the crowd appeared to make the so-called "white power" dog whistle in the background. Biden, meanwhile, returned to his home state of Delaware to outline his coronavirus pandemic plan a day after the US hit a record for the number of new Covid-19 cases, announcing a mask mandate on all interstate transportation and in all federal buildings. Trump was also back to work in the White House to announce an historic peace deal between Israel and Sudan, with five more - including Saudi Arabia - expected to be announced after the dam broke with United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in recent weeks.
Airbus created the AlbatrossONE, a small-scale remote-controlled aircraft with wingtips that can flap like a bird during turbulence to better handle the strong gusts of winds. These hinged, flapping wingtips help reduce drag, therefore saving fuel and consequently decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. Airbus has completed two flight tests of the AlbatrossONE, and the most recent test in July used wingtips that were 75% longer than the ones used during the initial test.
Months of mixed messages, political pressure and public gaffes about Covid-19 have caused morale at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to turn "toxic," said four current and two former CDC staffers, with one saying the election could be a "tipping point" for a mass exodus if President Donald Trump wins. "The house is not only on fire," said a veteran CDC staffer who did not want to be named for fear of retribution. Current and former CDC employees told NBC News that career staffers are still struggling to influence key decisions on the pandemic as new daily Covid-19 cases soar nationwide, but are overruled by Trump appointees when politics intrudes.
A nine-year-old boy walked to his school grounds to use their internet hotspot, because he doesn't have Wifi at his residence, according to a report by CNN. Jonathon Endecott walks to his school in New Mexico to complete his online work because his mother, whose jobs were affected by the pandemic, could not afford it. "He was like, 'Yeah, I need to be back on the school property, and I could be like a normal kid again,'" his mother, Angel Endecott, told CNN.
Offset went live on Instagram on Saturday to chronicle a confrontation with police, and was subsequently arrested. Over 35,000 people were watching the live video on Instagram when the incident occurred. Because you got guns out – I'm not finna move my hands from the steering wheel,” the rapper said.
When pressed on immigration after it was reported that 545 children had been separated from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump had a response that left some social media users confused. "Children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels, and they're brought here and it's easy to use them to get into our country," Trump said. Shortly after, a collage of screenshotted tweets from Twitter-verifiedaccounts that questioned Trump's "coyote" comment was posted to Facebook several times, along with photos of children photoshopped on a coyote, mocking those who were a bit baffled.
“Many are longtime Republicans wrestling with what they see as a choice between two lousy candidates.”
“Some undecideds turn out to be people who’ve long felt alienated from the two big political parties.”
“They’re not following the 24-hour news cycle. The election and politics are just not a high priority.”
“One common trait: at this stage of the game, the undecided voter doesn’t fit into an easy political profile.”
“More realistically...these voters may not be motivated to vote at all in the 2020 election.”