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But there are concerns that Republicans will try to challenge mail ballots during that counting period in the days after Election Day, delaying the result for weeks. One prominent election lawyer said Tuesday that Republicans in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin appear to want lengthy delays after Election Day in counting votes, given their failure to act and let mail-in ballots be counted before Election Day. A drawn-out counting process would make it more plausible that Republicans who control the legislatures in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan might try to toss aside the results of the popular vote in their state and send a slate of representatives to the Electoral College who are loyal to ...
Holly Courtier was found in Zion National Park in Utah on Sunday, nearly two weeks after she disappeared on a day hike. Sgt. Darrell Cashin, who helped the search-and-rescue effort, now says he has questions about Courtier's story and pointed out discrepancies. For example, Courtier's daughter told CNN that her mother hit her head early in the hike and became so dehydrated that she couldn't open her mouth.
Video shows Chauvin pressing his knee onto Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while he is handcuffed and yelling that he can't breathe. Cahill also upheld the charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter against the officers – Tou Thao, Thomas K. Lane and J. Alexander Kueng – who were present at the time of the video. More from National Review Atlanta Mayor Orders Protesters to 'Clear Out' After 8-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot Portland DA Declines to Prosecute Host of Riot-Related Offenses, Citing 'Depth of Emotion' Surrounding Racial Justice Ammon Bundy Comes Out in Support of BLM, Calls to Defund the Police
It's 2016 all over again: Donald Trump and his allies are touting a set of purloined documents to accuse his Democratic opponent of corruption, and the specter of foreign interference hangs over the waning days of the race. Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has said he obtained the materials from the laptop of Hunter Biden, the Democratic nominee's son. There are concerns, too, about the former New York mayor's interactions with figures linked by Trump's own administration to Russian intelligence.
The selection of U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, nominated to the court by President Barack Obama, to hear the U.S. Justice Department's case against Alphabet's Google , suggests a tough courtroom battle ahead for the $1-trillion search and advertising company. The U.S. Justice Department is accusing Alphabet's Google of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals like Microsoft's Bing in search and search advertising. The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday, is the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was supposed to speak at a left-wing peace advocacy group's online memorial for the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, on the the 25th anniversary of his assassination. After backlash from progressives, AOC bailed on the event, which was held the same night she played a video game for a huge online audience. Rabin did terrible things in war, as war makes people do, but he later gave his life in pursuit of peace with the Palestinians when he was killed by an Israeli ultra-right-winger.
A video from Texas shows a man spraying a woman with a water hose after she repeatedly yelled 'white lives matter' and refused to leave his property, he says. The video was shared on multiple social media platforms and has garnered more than 400,000 views on Twitter as of Thursday. Ian Doherty said his neighbor has a Black Lives Matter sign in her front yard and that a woman parked in the middle of a street in his neighborhood and screamed “white lives matter” for roughly 30 minutes, according to an Oct. 19 Facebook post.
The claim: Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion from Ukraine to assist his son, Hunter Biden While former Vice President Joe Biden oversaw foreign policy in Ukraine, his son Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, the largest gas company in the fledgling democracy. Despite a recently concluded investigation by Senate Republicans that found no wrongdoing by the Bidens, claims to the contrary have continued to circulate on social media. "VP Biden threatened to withhold 1 billion dollars from Ukraine to save his son's job," reads a meme posted to Facebook by Secure America Now.
A woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s said she was stunned and speechless after the Justice Department on Wednesday turned down an opportunity to make oral arguments on whether Trump can substitute the United States for himself as the defendant in her defamation lawsuit. E. Jean Carroll watched from a seat in the top row of a jury box as U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan gave a government lawyer a chance to argue by phone, after the lawyer who was supposed to argue in person was banned from the courthouse because he traveled from Virginia. William Lane, a Department of Justice civil division attorney, told the judge the government would rest on its papers, meaning it would rely solely on already submitted written arguments.
If Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court is approved Thursday by the Judiciary Committee and Monday by the full Senate, it will mark a milestone. For the first time in more than a century, the majority of the court's nine members will have been selected by presidents who reached the Oval Office by losing the popular vote. Also novel is that this nomination is being rammed through in the midst of a presidential election, against 230 years of precedent.
Court documents detailing "intimate" details of Ghislaine Maxwell's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein have been unsealed and will be made public on Thursday, despite the British socialite's legal battle to keep them secret. The 2016 deposition relates to a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit Virginia Giuffre brought against Maxwell, in which the former alleges that Epstein, with help from Maxwell, kept her as a "sex slave". The deposition is being used by US state prosecutors in their case against Maxwell, who they allege helped Epstein recruit and groom underage girls for illegal sexual acts in the mid-1990s.
This year's election is looking familiar. Polls have long given Democratic nominee Joe Biden a big advantage in this year's presidential race. And with more forecasting Democratic gains in the Senate as well, pollsters and analysts have started to compare 2020 to 1980.
U.S. Army officials announced Tuesday that Vanessa Guillén, the 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier who went missing in April, died "in the line of duty." "The Army conducts a line of duty determination for all Soldier deaths," Fort Hood officials said in a statement. The line-of-duty determination means that Guillén's family will receive Army benefits, such as compensation for expenses, the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, allowances and a funeral with full military honors.
Two armed men showed up outside a Florida polling place, claiming to be connected to the Trump campaign, the county's supervisor for elections said. The sheriff's office opened an investigation, ABC Action News reported. The Trump campaign told WFLA 8 that it did not hire the men or tell them to go there.
Britain and the European Union will resume their stalled trade negotiations at an “intensified” pace, the British government said Wednesday, in hope of striking a deal within weeks to avoid a messy economic breakup at the end of he year. The announcement came five days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared that the talks were over unless the bloc made a “fundamental” change of policy, There is little sign that has happened. But Britain seized on conciliatory comments by EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, saying they offered the chance of a breakthrough.
Dangerously ill coronavirus patients are making "startling recoveries" in spite of being at "death's door" after being given drugs that dial down the immune system, experts have said. Trials are taking place of several drugs that prevent a part of the immune system called the complement system from becoming over-activated. Speaking at a coronavirus briefing on Thursday, Professor Paul Morgan, the director of the Systems Immunity Research Institute at Cardiff University, said the drugs were providing a lifeline for patients who were near death.
China on Thursday threatened to make a "legitimate and necessary" retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island. The US State Department said on Wednesday it had approved the sale of 135 air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan in a move Taipei's defence ministry said would build its combat capabilities. Democratic and self-ruled Taiwan lives under constant threat of invasion by authoritarian China, whose leaders view the island as part of their territory.
Rudy Giuliani's efforts to tarnish Joe Biden's presidential campaign continued in Delaware when he visited a police station Monday to share files from what he said was Hunter Biden's laptop. Jennings' office gave the device to the FBI, which reportedly is investigating the veracity of claims about the origin of the laptop and how its contents were shared with Giuliani's team, Marshall said. "As we've seen in multiple reports, (the FBI) is looking into whether these claims are credible," he said.
The electoral college nearly always operates with a winner-takes-all system, in which the candidate with the highest number of votes in a state claims all of that state's electoral votes. For example, in 2016, Trump beat Clinton in Florida by a margin of just 2.2%, but that meant he claimed all 29 of Florida's crucial electoral votes. Such small margins in a handful of key swing states meant that, regardless of Clinton's national vote lead, Trump was able to clinch victory in several swing states and therefore win more electoral college votes.
In interviews with Associated Press, former People of Praise members, as well as former students and employees of Trinity School Inc, said the organization discriminated against the LGBTQ community. In 2014, the school only allowed children to be admitted if they were the child of a single parent or a legally married couple — during a time when same-sex marriage wasn't yet legalized nationally. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Federal and state charges have been filed against a Frederick man who's accused of targeting the homes of voters because of their political signs in their yard. James Dale Reed, 42, is in custody at the Frederick County Detention Center charged with voter intimidation and threatening candidates. He's also facing federal charges, and he's no stranger to federal authorities.
A man who received an unsolicited parcel from Amazon addressed to his wife eight months after her death says he is frustrated by the retail giant's response. David Henderson, from West Sussex, said Amazon told him a new account had been set up using Anna Henderson's name and address. After being contacted by the BBC, Amazon apologised and said it had contacted Mr Henderson to discuss the situation in more depth.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for the arrest of the House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff for voicing concerns over the source of stories about Hunter Biden's laptop, which he believes are a part of smear campaign originating from Russia. Mr Trump described the congressman as “watermelon-head”, accusing him of always to his “Russia, Russia, Russia” talking points during the election. Mocking him as “Shifty Schiff”, Mr Trump said, “That guy should be locked up.”
“Until solar and wind power take more of the energy load, I like not paying an arm and a leg to heat my house.”
“It is imperative to ramp down greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible.”
“Any kind of ban on fracking would cause severe damage to our stressed economy.”
“Climate scientists are urging us to leave all fossil fuels in the ground so that they’ll never be burned. That includes natural gas.”
“Any immediate economic repercussions to the economy can be offset if oil-and-gas companies are made to pay their fair share.”