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At the end of Tuesday night's raucous presidential debate, cable news hosts and pundits immediately began speculating on whether it would be the only one held this year, but Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign quickly dashed that dream. Many thought Tuesday's debate was an unmitigated disaster, as Trump routinely interrupted Biden and moderator Chris Wallace. CNN's Wolf Blitzer, for example, called it an "embarrassment for the United States" and wondered whether the next two debates would be canceled.
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.
Protesters and Portland police clashed again in Oregon's largest city late Monday, with demonstrators hurling rocks, punching a police sergeant in the face and spraying a chemical irritant at officers, police said in a statement. The demonstration with about 150 protesters took place outside a police union building that has turned into a frequent protest site, police said in the statement issued Friday. The protesters with makeshift shields gathered earlier for their demonstration in a park and officers moved in to take away the shields, police said.
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.
Ahead of the first presidential debate Tuesday evening, former Vice President Joe Biden mocked the unfounded allegations that he relies on an earpiece and performance enhancing drugs to appear coherent. "It's debate night, so I've got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready," he wrote on Twitter with a photo of tangled earbuds and a pint of ice cream. The remark comes after President Donald Trump and campaign surrogates, who have repeatedly suggested that Biden lacks the physical fitness and mental acuity to serve as president, advocated for pre-debate ear inspections and drug tests.
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”.
Myles Cosgrove is one of the two Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. This weekend, Cosgrove's family started an online fundraiser to raise $75,000 so he can buy out the rest of his service time and retire from the force early to "focus on the safety of his family." The family wrote in the campaign page that "it has recently become clear that it will be impossible for Myles to safely return to his position."
"The Trump campaign is trying to say that the president put in a strong performance" at Tuesday night's presidential debate, "but Robin, nobody really believes that," ABC News' Jonathan Karl told Robin Roberts on Wednesday's Good Morning America. "You know, Democrats weren't particularly thrilled with Joe Biden's performance, but they believe the contrast was crystal clear, that there was only one person on that stage who appeared plausibly presidential," Karl said, and it wasn't Trump. Biden's campaign also said it raised $3.8 million between 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. — during and right after the debate — breaking its single-hour fundraising record.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, laid to rest beside her husband and near some of her former colleagues on the court. Washington last week honored the 87-year-old Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, with two days where the public could view her casket at the top of the Supreme Court's steps and pay their respects. On Friday, the women's rights trailblazer and second woman to join the high court lay in state at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman to do so.
The effort to control climate change impacts virtually every element of a country's economy, says Mr Stern, "so countries have traditionally been nervous about what they're going to be asked to do." Indeed, Paris was the first time the world actually agreed that all nations needed to do their bit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And then, of course, the deal was promptly dumped by US President Donald Trump after he was elected the following year.
House Democrats postponed a vote Wednesday on a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill in the hopes a deal could be reached as negotiations drag on with the White House on a plan to help Americans struggling from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The vote was postponed until Thursday to allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and White House negotiators more time to discuss a potential bipartisan deal, said a Democratic aide, who was unable to discuss internal deliberations publicly. Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met at the Capitol Wednesday for their first in-person negotiations since August.
Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station. The deputies suffered head wounds in the Sept. 12 attack and have since been released from the hospital. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said their recoveries will be a long process and include further reconstructive surgeries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought substantial layoffs to Walt Disney Co.'s massive theme park operations and other units. The Burbank-based company said Tuesday that it would lay off 28,000 domestic employees at its parks, experiences and products division, which includes Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The segment, which employs 177,000 people, also includes Disney businesses such as its retail stores and four cruise ships.
While at the company, Alles saw a massive increase in the price of the cancer drug Revlimid — and Porter broke down just what it got Alles in return. Porter started her takedown by asking Alles if he knew what a Revlimid pill cost in 2005: $215, she reminded him with the help of a whiteboard. And by the time Alles left the company last year, after its sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb, a single Revlimid pill cost $763.
A federal judge has rejected a request from a Libyan military commander who once lived in Virginia to toss out lawsuits accusing him of war atrocities. At a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Judge Leonie Brinkema said the accusations against Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Hifter are “very problematic and they're allegations of some very, very serious conduct.” Hifter, once a lieutenant to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, defected to the U.S. during the 1980s and spent many years living in northern Virginia.
Christin Evans, a student at SFU, was accused of wanting to stab her three white roommates at her Texas dorm but police cleared her of any wrongdoing A Black student in Texas had guns pointed at her after cops barged into her room in response to her roommates allegedly filing a false report. Christin Evans, 17, is still shaken up after campus police barreled into her room at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with their guns drawn on Sept. The freshman, who was recruited for the SFA cheer squad, recounted the incident at a press conference on Monday, the Washington Post reported.
President Trump's family appeared to flaunt local ordinances while attending the presidential debate on Tuesday, removing their face masks after taking their seats at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Tyler Page, a reporter with Bloomberg News, tweeted that "according to the Cleveland Clinic, it's a requirement that all [debate] guests wear masks" and that "a Cleveland Clinic doctor with masks … walked up to a number of unmasked members of the audience on Trump's side of the room and asked them to put on masks. She told me they refused to take one and wear them."
The happiest place on Earth is a lot less happy this week after Disney announced it would be laying off 28,000 staffers from its parks division. "As hard as they try to make those cutbacks only affect behind the scenes issues, it eventually comes to the guest," Dennis Speigel, founder & CEO of International Theme Park Services, told USA TODAY. Disney's layoffs will alter already topsy-turvy theme park visits for guests, if they even choose to go at all.
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.
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.
Donald Trump's four children were seen ignoring the mandatory mask rule while watching the presidential debate. Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Tiffany Trump were pictured entering the Cleveland, Ohio venue wearing a mask, as per guidelines put in place by Cleveland Clinic doctors. But then they were pictured with their masks off once they sat in their seats at the front row of the venue.
A Dave Matthews Band fan died after a chair thrown at a Missouri concert venue hit him in the head, a lawsuit says. Jasen Smith, his wife and friends attended the May 2019 concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri. According to the lawsuit, employees of Live Nation who were cleaning up the concert venue had been throwing chairs from a grassy lawn area to a sidewalk below.
Kelly Ripa spoke to Insider about how she plans on spending her upcoming 50th birthday on Friday. The "Live With Kelly and Ryan" cohost, who's promoting her partnership with Persona Nutrition, told us that it'll be "really hard" celebrating the milestone without husband Mark Consuelos (who's in Vancouver filming season five of "Riverdale") or their other family members. The talk show host said that her birthday will most likely be "very simple and probably quiet," and she'll spend the day with her kids.
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese said he has never and "will never" support President Donald Trump after the president claimed the "Portland sheriff" endorsed him during the first presidential debate Tuesday night. Trump said he was endorsed by Reese as well as law enforcement groups in Florida, Texas and Ohio during an exchange with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden. Reese, whose jurisdiction includes Portland, tweeted shortly that the claim was false.
“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.”