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President Trump made several false claims about the accuracy and integrity of American elections during the first presidential debate on Tuesday night. “This is going to be fraud like you've never seen,” Trump said of the upcoming election. Trump offered no real evidence for this assertion, instead throwing out an array of one-off comments about small incidents that were largely examples of mistakes by election workers that represent a minuscule number of votes.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of a mid-air crash between a Marine Corps fighter jet and another plane in a remote part of Southern California earlier this week. According to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, the collision occurred on Tuesday afternoon as the F-35B jet swiped a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker around 4:00pm. A statement from the station said the jet pilot “ejected successfully and is currently being treated” and that no other injuries were reported.
After a three-week manhunt, a Los Angeles man was arrested and charged Wednesday with attempting to murder two sheriff's deputies who were ambushed as they sat in their car. Deonte Lee Murray, 36, is facing two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm for allegedly walking up to the squad car parked outside a Metro station on Sept. 12 and opening fire, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. “They became victims of a violent crime for one reason: They wear a badge,” L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a press conference.
The Department of Justice improperly redacted portions of the Mueller report, a US federal judge ruled Wednesday. The censored parts of the report dealt with potential criminal charges, Russia's hack of the Democratic National Committee, and the Trump campaign's interest in stolen DNC emails, BuzzFeed reported. US District Court Judge Reggie Walton said those segments of the report must be unredacted by November 2.
President Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic was a hot topic during Tuesday's debate, including Joe Biden's claim that 1 in 1,000 Black Americans have died due to COVID-19 — and that it could be 1 in 500 if Trump doesn't act quickly. The Democratic nominee appears to be at least partially right. “Actual death rates from COVID-19 data ... have reached new highs for all race groups: 1 in 1,020 Black Americans has died (or 97.9 deaths per 100,000),” the report said.
An Anglo-Saxon skull found in Hampshire with its nose and lips cut off is the first physical evidence of the brutal medieval punishment for adultery. Remains of the young girl, thought to have been aged between 15 and 18, were discovered during a search of a site in the village of Oakridge, in Basingstoke, in the 1960s. Her facial injuries (below) included a cut across her mouth and one through the nose which was so deep it sliced through the surrounding bone, archaeologists and scientists have discovered in a fresh analysis of the cranium.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday afternoon to present the Trump administration's coronavirus relief proposal, according to a Democratic aide, after House Democrats unveiled their own revamped $2.2 trillion package earlier this week. Mnuchin and Pelosi met for around an hour and a half, and then Mnuchin went to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. "We will be proceeding with our vote tonight on the updated HEROES Act in order to formalize our proffer to Republicans in the negotiations to address the health and economic catastrophe in our country."
Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail in Minnesota on Wednesday and immediately went on the attack, making unsubstantiated - and racist - claims about the state's Somalia-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar, whom he said had “harvested” mail-in ballots, entirely without evidence. To chants of “Lock her up! the US president complained in Duluth that local voters had elected Ms Omar, who, in his words “tells us how to run our country”, and argued she would assist his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, with “flooding” the state with refugees - another claim without any basis whatsoever.
The outgoing head of MI6 has said the West “got it wrong” on China. Sir Alex Younger warned that a major mistake was the assumption, held for the past two decades, that the Chinese Communist Party would become more like the West as it “matured”. Sir Alex warned that while it was important to pick up China over malicious cyber attacks, it was important to be able to live alongside each other peacefully, rather than in a state of cold war.
President Donald Trump might have choked on his Egg McMuffin on Wednesday when tuning into his favorite morning show. Fresh from an aggressive debate performance which his campaign chalked up as a victory before it had even happened, Trump most likely tuned into Fox & Friends expecting the kind of sycophantic flattery he's become accustomed to over the past four years. All three of the hosts—Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy, and Ainsley Earhardt—made clear how deflated they felt the morning after the debate.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission asking for the agency to investigate the data-mining company Palantir ahead of its stock-market debut, which it made on Wednesday. Among the congresswoman's concerns is Palantir's longtime penchant for secrecy, which she wrote could hurt future investors. Other concerns listed are its domestic and foreign contracts, including with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, law-enforcement agencies, and foreign governments that "may present human rights risks."
Democratic standards are facing “important challenges” in some European Union countries, particularly in Hungary and Poland, where the judicial systems are under threat, the EU's executive commission said Wednesday in its first report on adherence to the rule of law. The European Commission depicted a bleak situation in the two countries. Its wide-ranging audit found that prosecution of high-level corruption in Hungary “remains very limited,” and deemed Poland deficient in the four main areas reviewed: national justice systems, anti-corruption frameworks, media freedom and checks and balances.
Two young boys have died after they were hit by a driver as they crossed a street, according to police and media reports. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department identified the driver as Rebecca Grossman, 57, who is the former publisher of Westlake Magazine and the co-founder and chair of the Grossman Burn Foundation, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. The boys were crossing the street when they were hit, the sheriff's department said.
Biden did not wear an earpiece in CNN town hall video Biden's wardrobe and the CNN logo in the background indicate the photo was taken while Biden was speaking at CNN's Sept. town hall. Videos of the town hall that CNN posted to YouTube show Biden's head and ear much clearer than the photo.
The far-right Proud Boys group whom Donald Trump told to “stand by” during this week's presidential debate is seen as a dangerous organization by law enforcement, according to leaked assessments of the organization from federal, state and local agencies. Trump's refusal to condemn white supremacists during the debate, and his suggestion that the Proud Boys “stand by” during the current 2020 election campaign sent shockwaves through American politics. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the Proud Boys a hate group.
Public health experts agree: winter with the coronavirus is going to be difficult. Just make sure "you don't bubble with someone, who then bubbles with someone, who then bubbles with someone," one public health expert said. Winter with the coronavirus approaches, and not even America's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has a solid plan.
The revered living goddess is not leaving her temple this year. The old palace courtyard packed with hundreds of thousands of people each year during the Indrajatra festival is deserted, the temples are locked and all public celebrations are banned by the government to curb the coronavirus. Autumn is the festival season in predominantly Hindu Nepal, where religion, celebrations and rituals are big parts of lives, but people this year will have to scale down their rituals within their homes.
The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a symbolic bill committing its members to the peaceful transfer of power after the upcoming election – but while 397 members voted for it, 5 Republicans voted no. The vote came on the same day as Donald Trump's first TV debate with Joe Biden, during which the president not only refused to guarantee an orderly transition but also declined to disavow white supremacy, while also telling the violent Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by”. The legislation as written reaffirms “the House of Representatives' commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States”.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are mourning after experiencing pregnancy loss. Teigen posted an emotional Instagram update on Wednesday night with photos and a message honoring their unborn son. "We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before," she wrote alongside a series of black-and-white photos.
Donald Glover revealed in a new interview that he struggled to define and come to terms with his sexuality. Speaking to "I May Destroy You" creator Michaela Coel, Glover said he was unsure of his sexual orientation during his college years. Glover also told Coel that he "never felt completely safe in just one place" due to experiences with racism growing up.
Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has lost the latest skirmish in her privacy lawsuit against a tabloid newspaper, after London's High Court ruled on Tuesday the paper could amend its case to include details from a recently published biography. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles the Mail on Sunday last year that included parts of a handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in 2018. Ahead of a trial due to start next year, the Mail had applied for permission to amend its case, arguing that the couple had cooperated with a biography about them, "Finding Freedom", which was published in August.
ESPN analyst and former NBA guard Jalen Rose said he thinks a fourth championship would put LeBron James on the NBA's Mt. Rushmore. Rose said it would not be enough to move James ahead of Michael Jordan in the "greatest of all-time" debate. Rose said Jordan's two separate runs of three straight championships shows he was more dominant in his era than James.
Donald Trump's White House was so shocked over the president's so-called debate with Joe Biden this week that his administration was said to be “worried” about his election chances. One CNN commentator, Jack Tapper, appeared to speak for many Americans when he described Tuesday's spectacle as “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck”, and “the worst debate I have ever seen”. With Mr Trump continuing to trail the Democratic presidential nominee in state and national polls, some advisers were said to be concerned that Tuesday wasted an opportunity to appeal to any undecided voters.
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has always lived a loud and proud heavy metal life, but only in 1998 during an MTV interview did he become the first metal icon to announce he is gay. Since then he has been out and proud, but there is far more to the story than that moment, as the singer reveals in his new autobiography “Confess.” “I think that every gay person has a bigger story to tell than just, 'Hello, I'm out, it's me,'” Halford, who turned 69 last month, told me in a phone interview ahead of the book's publication on Tuesday.
“Staggered term limits would ensure that electoral winners shaped the Supreme Court, not the Grim Reaper.”
“Term limits undermine the primary function of the judiciary: preventing political majorities from trampling on others’ rights.”
“It would be one important way we could deescalate the stakes of American politics, and protect the system from total breakdown.”
“It would depoliticize the court and judicial selection, and thus promote the rule of law.”
“There are also transition problems...at some point the complications become more trouble than they’re worth.”