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US President Donald Trump bragged about his record on appointing judges, calling them "golden nuggets", according to new audio of interviews with American journalist Bob Woodward. Mr Trump made the comments in several of 18 interviews with Mr Woodward, one of the most revered US journalists. In one interview, Mr Trump stressed the importance of judicial appointments to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
A grocery store employee was terminated for helping an elderly woman get her purse back from a burglar, WCAX reported. Amir Shedyak was working during a shift in August when he was told that a woman's purse was stolen by a man, identified as 29-year-old Adrian Moore, who was running across the store's parking lot. A 20-year-old supermarket staff employee in Vermont was fired from his job after stopping a man who tried to steal an elderly woman's purse, WCAX reported.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday wrapped up a tour of four South American countries — three of them neighbors of Venezuela, whose socialist government is under intense U.S. pressure. After a meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque on Saturday, the two vowed to deepen ties — including U.S. investment in the country's struggling economy — and Pompeo praised Colombia's tough stance against Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro. Pompeo said Colombia's backing of opposition leader Juan Guaido and the democratic transition for a sovereign Venezuela free of malign influence from Cuba, from Russia, from Iran, is incredibly valued.
Federal buildings in Louisville, Kentucky are set to close from September 21-25 amid the decision of Breonna Taylor's case, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. A judge signed the order on Friday in response to a request from the General Services Administration, which sought to close several buildings in the city to prepare for the "possibility of civil backlash," local outlet WDRB reported. Among the buildings closing for the week is the city's Gene Snyder US Courthouse and Custom House.
During several of his interviews with author Bob Woodward, President Trump proudly mentioned judicial appointments and how he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have "broken every record," The Washington Post reports. The Post obtained audio recordings of their conversations, and Woodward also writes about the topic in his new book, Rage.
A Republican congressman and Senate candidate has foregone any gesture of sympathy upon the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, instead using the occassion to suggest pro-abortion laws she “defended” were responsible for the deaths of “innocent babies”. Georgia representative Doug Collins, who is running to unseat fellow Republican Kelly Loeffler, tweeted his unvarnished message in the hours after Justice Ginsburg's death. “RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws,” he wrote.
In 2008, the CIA sent a team of four operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back. Internally, the CIA officers blamed the mission failure and deaths of four of their men on Bob Kandra, the Special Activities Division chief at the time.
Britain's top medical and scientific advisers will tell the public on Monday that COVID-19 infection rates are going in the “wrong direction” amid expectations the government is preparing to announce new measures to control the pandemic. Chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific officer Patrick Vallance are scheduled to hold a televised briefing at 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) during which they will lay out scenarios for the spread of the disease. Prime Minister Boris Johnson huddled with ministers over the weekend to discuss how the government will respond to the recent rise in cases, which has pushed infection rates to levels last seen in May. Later this week the government is expected to announce a slate of short-term restrictions that will act as a "circuit breaker” to slow the spread of the disease.
Several hundred "Arizona Republicans for Biden" signs have been damaged or stolen from lawns across the state in recent months, the group who displayed them said. The signs had displayed by a political action committee called "Arizona Republicans Who Believe In Treating Others With Respect." The group's president, Daniel Barker, a former Arizona Court of Appeals judge, told the Arizona Republic that his team had put up 1,000 signs, and they still don't know who's taking them down.
An overnight shooting that left two young people dead and 14 others injured brought further tumult to a city already gripped by civil unrest and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The two people who died — Jaquayla Young and Jarvis Alexander — were 2019 high school graduates. Both were innocent bystanders at a house party that grew out of control, police said.
President Donald Trump greets supporters following a Fox News Town Hall event with moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum on March 05, 2020 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Among other topics, President Trump discussed his administration's response to the Coronavirus and the economy. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Despite president Donald Trump's claims that a coronavirus vaccine will soon be available, new polling shows that a majority of Americans have no confidence in him to confirm that it is safe. An ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Sunday shows that 69 per cent of Americans do not have confidence in the president vouching for the effectiveness of a vaccine — 53 per cent saying they have no confidence at all in him doing so. Conversely, just nine per cent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the president to confirm the effectiveness of a vaccine, and just 18 per cent have “a good amount” of confidence.
The coronavirus spreads most commonly in the air, through droplets or other tiny respiratory particles that apparently can remain suspended and inhaled, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in new guidance. The smaller particles, known as aerosols, are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes and can be inhaled into someone's nose, mouth, airways or lungs, according to the CDC, which says that, in general, indoor settings without good ventilation increase the risk of contagion. "This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads," the CDC has posted on its website.
President Donald Trump on Saturday night asked a group of women supporters if their husbands were aware they were at his campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina. "I hope your husbands are okay with it," Trump said, speaking to a group of women in the crowd on what their husbands think about their attendance. At a campaign rally Saturday night, President Donald Trump asked a group of women supporters if their husbands were "okay" with them being present at the event in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
If Democrat Mark Kelly defeats incumbent Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona's high-stakes U.S. Senate race, he may not have to wait long to start work in Washington, D.C. Two Republican and Democratic election attorneys agree that state law and Senate practices would make Kelly eligible to take over the seat once held by Sen. John McCain as soon as Nov. 30, when the state election results are expected to be canvassed. If that happens, Kelly would help to narrow Republicans' 53-47 majority in the chamber in a post-election, lame-duck session when the GOP could seek to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday.
After two maids were lured to their boss' home Saturday, one died trying to escape and the other was found chained to a bed, Texas police say. Both women worked as house cleaners at 59-year-old Jose Soriano's Liberty County residence, KPRC reported. The two women went to Soriano's home, but when they arrived, police said he sexually assaulted one of them and chained her by the ankle to the bed with a rope tied around her neck, KTRK reported.
The CDC's weekly report on US COVID-19 deaths breaks down fatalities by age, sex, race, and comorbidities — health conditions that increase a person's risk of a severe case. Because only 6% of Americans who died of COVID-19 had no preexisting conditions, some people think those are the only people who the virus has truly killed. Health problems like diabetes and heart disease make COVID-19 more deadly.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden warned Republicans that rushing a vote to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the election would cause “irreversible damage”, and vowed to nominate a black woman to take her seat. The last thing we need is to add is a constitutional crisis that plunges us deeper into the abyss, deeper into the darkness. If we go down this path, I predict it will cause irreversible damage,” he said in a speech in Philadelphia.
Trump supporters Getty/Elijah Nouvelage On Saturday, lines to vote early in Fairfax County, Virginia — an affluent, left-trending area including the suburbs of Washington, D.C. — reached enormous lengths, with many voters telling reporters that they were spurred to vote by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But Trump supporters showed up at the early voting site to protest, as well. Photos and videos by Washington Informer reporter Anthony Tilghman show Trump supporters blocking the path to the early voting site, standing together waving Trump flags and chanting "Four more years!"
In a Palm Beach County school board meeting earlier this week, elementary school teacher Edith Pride implored parents to behave appropriately during their children's remote school days, which are filmed and recorded. In her three-minute speech, Pride asked parents to "have on proper clothing" and avoid "appearing with big joints" in the background of their children's videoconferences during the school day. Several other Palm Beach County school teachers reported similar incidents of alcohol consumption, partial nudity, or drug use in the background of virtual lessons.
An envelope addressed to the White House and intercepted by U.S. authorities contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison that appeared to have been sent from Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Saturday. An RCMP spokesman confirmed "it has received a request for assistance from the FBI in connection with a suspicious letter sent to the White House." The RCMP added "the FBI conducted an analysis on the substance found in the envelope.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that the government's travel ban earlier this year may have made the coronavirus outbreak in the US worse. Speaking to Fox News in an interview that will be aired on Sunday, the billionaire said that the ban made thousands of people rush back into the country from overseas. "We created this rush, and we didn't have the ability to test or quarantine those people," Gates told "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is locking down key votes from Republican senators in his bid to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. On Sunday, McConnell (R-Ky.) won the support of Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who is retiring and was viewed as a potential swing vote as McConnell seeks to confirm Ginsburg's replacement as soon as possible. “No one should be surprised that a Republican Senate majority would vote on a Republican president's Supreme Court nomination, even during a presidential election year,” Alexander said in a statement.
Chris Scalia, son of late Justice Antonin Scalia, weighs in on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on 'CAVUTO Live.
Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate's posts. The corporate support for a QAnon-promoting politician is another example of how the conspiracy theory has penetrated mainstream politics, spreading beyond its origins on internet message boards popular with right-wing extremists. Unlike state Rep. Susan Lynn, who chairs the Tennessee House finance committee, few are incumbents who can attract corporate PAC money.
“The SAT is emblematic of higher education’s failure to keep up with the times...Just the stuff that systemic racism thrives on.”
“These tests create unnecessary stress for young people already dealing with mental health challenges.”
“Dropping the SAT requirement makes it harder for colleges to compare applicants against a common standard.”
“The best predictor of college success overall is a simple one: high school grades.”
“What matters more is a broader push to help minority students get better educations.”