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Children under the age of 12 are much less likely than teenagers to contract the coronavirus, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Monday. The new study also found that Hispanic children were hit hardest by the coronavirus, composing 42 percent of all cases for which ethnic data was available. The new study does, however, appear to bolster the arguments of those who say that children should return to school instead of continuing with what has been, according to many accounts, a disastrous national experiment in distance learning.
When Donald Trump first exploded on the political scene, he was an unpredictable rule breaker and neither the news media nor anyone else knew how to handle him. First, the Lincoln Project has proved that while President Trump appears formidable, he's really just a creature of instinct who's actually both predictable and unable to defend his weak spots once you find them. Second, as we've seen in numerous interviews and a recent disastrous town hall, Trump has a very shallow comfort zone and is quickly out of his depth once he loses control of an interaction.
President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands. Federal appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett has not commented publicly about her own or her family's involvement, and a People of Praise spokesman declined to say whether she and her husband are current members.
Thousands of fire-sapped California residents fled two new blazes Monday that exploded in size overnight, torching nearly 30,000 acres and killing at least three people. The breakneck Zogg Fire had burned through 15,000 acres near Redding in Northern California, and the Glass Fire charred 11,000 acres in the Napa and Sonoma wine country north of San Francisco, according to Cal Fire. Both fires were at 0% containment as of Monday night. The fires, driven by gusty winds, burned several structures overnight, including homes in Santa Rosa, as well as the Chateau Boswell winery and the nearby Black Rock Inn in the Napa County town of St. Helena.
An Australian court has ordered theme park operator Ardent Leisure Group Ltd to pay a fine of $2.5 million over the deaths of four people in an accident on a river rapids ride. Two men and two women died almost instantly in October 2016, when two rafts collided before flipping on to the mechanical ramp of the ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, in the state of Queensland. John Osborne is the lawyer for Ardent Leisure.
The Fort Lauderdale police department released body camera footage showing former Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, being tackled and arrested outside his home on Sunday evening. The video shows Parscale being tackled by officers after he eventually emerged from his home, shirtless and holding a beer. Responding officers, who observed bruises on Candice's face and body, seized 10 firearms from the couple's home, according to a police report obtained by Business Insider.
Scientists have detected a series of saltwater lakes beneath the glaciers of Mars' southern ice cap. The researchers think the liquid in these lakes doesn't freeze and become solid, despite the low temperatures of Mars' glaciers, due to its extremely high concentrations of salt. The Mars Express spacecraft, which has been surveying the red planet since 2005, had previously detected signs of a subglacial lake basin on Mars' south pole, but it was unclear whether the lake was liquid or what it contained.
After weeks and months of President Donald Trump characterizing former Vice President Joe Biden as an senile old man who can't string two sentences together, his campaign has finally realized that they should start raising expectations for his performance at the first debate this Tuesday night. Apparently, Donald Trump Jr. didn't get the memo. The president's eldest son kicked off his Fox & Friends appearance by attacking CNN's Jake Tapper for not pressing Jill Biden harder on her husband's history of making “gaffes” during an interview on State of the Union Sunday.
A Boston University professor was ripped for implying Amy Coney Barrett is a “white coloniser” who uses her two adopted Haitian children as “props.” Ibram X Kendi is now facing backlash and calls for his sacking after making the claims on social media. Ms Barrett, a white woman, has seven children including two Black children she and her husband adopted from the impoverished Caribbean island.
For three weeks in August, as election officials across the country were preparing to send out mail-in ballots to tens of millions of voters, the U.S. Postal Service stopped fully updating a national change of address system that most states use to keep their voter rolls current, according to multiple officials who use the system. A USPS spokesperson acknowledged the failure in response to questions from TIME, and said that at least 1.8 million new changes of address had not been registered in the database. In normal times, hundreds of thousands of people move every week, and those numbers have increased during the COVID pandemic, which has forced millions of people, particularly young adults, to relocate at higher rates than usual, according to public polling and news reports.
The only US police officer charged in connection with a raid that resulted in the fatal shooting of a black woman at her home has pleaded not guilty. Former detective Brett Hankison denied three counts of wanton endangerment at a Kentucky court hearing on Monday. Emergency medicine worker Breonna Taylor was shot as officers stormed her Louisville home on 13 March.
A draft memo that President Donald Trump composed laying out his reasons for firing FBI Director James Comey was "tinfoil helmet material," a former member of the special counsel Robert Mueller's team said. That's according to "Where Law Ends," an upcoming memoir by Andrew Weissmann, who worked on Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Weissmann wrote in his book that James Quarles, another prosecutor on the team, described Trump's draft memo as "tinfoil helmet material" in June 2017.
CHINA HOLDS NEW DRILLS AMID UPTICK IN TENSIONS China is holding new military exercises in the South China Sea amid an uptick in tensions between the Asian giant and its Southeast Asian neighbors and the U.S. The Maritime Safety Administration issued a pair of announcements blocking off seas around the area of the exercises running Sunday through Monday but gave no additional details. China holds regular drills in the area and there was no immediate indication they had been prompted by recent events. However, they follow a series of sorties earlier this month by Chinese warplanes into Taiwan's airspace at the northern end of the South China Sea.
With less than six weeks to go before election day, team Biden will be looking to score an early victory over president Trump by winning tomorrow night's presidential debate, the first of the 2020 campaign. At least that was the message from Mr Biden, 77, who told reporters at a campaign rally in Delaware on Sunday he plans to "tell the truth", when asked how he could beat the commander-in-chief, 74. With millions of Americans still out of work and the US at the top of the pile in terms of coronavirus deaths, Mr Biden is expected to go in hard on the president's handling of the pandemic.
I tried to find out who the seller was behind one particular mask, but it turns out they can make themselves pretty anonymous. When I clicked on the Amazon seller profile, there was a list of other similar items and not a lot of additional information. There was no way to know if the profits from this purchase would be used to fund an organization dedicated to helping Black people — which is the kind of purchase I wanted to make — or just to make someone a few dollars richer.
Until now, the work of Robert Mueller and his team of investigators has been communicated in careful, parsed words in a sprawling report that carried a lot of seemingly damning facts without explicitly rendering a verdict on President Donald Trump and those around him. Now, for the first time, a member of Mueller's high command is making plain what the elite prosecutors had hoped America would draw from their probe into the Trump campaign, its work with Russians determined to meddle in the 2016 elections and the White House's efforts to muddy the waters. In an interview with TIME about his new book, Mueller's loyal lieutenant Andrew Weissman talks through the messy months of investigations of Trump and his team, navigating the perilous moments of political intrigue, the decision not to compel the testimony of Trump and his family, and what, ultimately, Weissmann sees as unfinished work.
Hollywood power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend just bought a new Beverly Hills mansion for $17.5 million. Katherine Clarke of the Wall Street Journal reported that Sally Forster Jones of Compass represented the home's seller, while Marshall Peck of Douglas Elliman represented Legend and Teigen. Legend told the Journal last month that their growing family motivated a hunt for a bigger home.
The Iran-flagged tanker Forest, transporting some 270,000 barrels of fuel loaded in the Middle East, entered Venezuela's exclusive economic zone around 8:05 a.m. EDT (1205 GMT) to approach state-run PDVSA's El Palito port later in the day. The two following Iranian tankers, the Faxon and the Fortune, are covering the same route, with estimated dates of arrival in early October. Although both countries are under tough U.S. sanctions, Washington has not moved to intercept the vessels, which made a previous fuel deliveries to Venezuela from May through June.
Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a church agency said Monday. Pell will fly back to Rome on Tuesday, CathNews, an information agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said, citing “sources close to” Pell. Pell's return follows Francis last week firing one of the cardinal's most powerful opponents, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, over a financial scandal.
The claim: A man who works for U.S. Forest Service killed the largest grizzly in the world. A viral Facebook post that has been circulating online for years claims to tell the story of “the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world” being shot. It claims the man, an employee with the US Forest Service in Alaska, was deer hunting when a grizzly charged him from about 50 yards away.
CEO Elon Musk said Tesla expected to produce 20 million electric vehicles per year before 2030. This is more than 50 times what Tesla produced in 2019. Musk also said he expected the electric vehicle market to produce more than 30 million vehicles annually by 2027.
A huge Palestinian flag suddenly looms up above the grey concrete slabs of Israel's West Bank barrier, a rare glimpse of "the other" before it disappears in your rear-view mirror. Farther north around ancient Armageddon and the tourist lookout points of Mount Gilboa, a wrong turn leads to a warning sign, or a gap in the trees reveals a West Bank Palestinian village below in the distance. The relative rarity of these fleeting glimpses shows how, 20 years after the Second Palestinian Intifada (uprising), many Israelis ceased seeing the Palestinians as prospective peace partners, and prefer not to see them at all.
Israel's prime minister has admitted flaws in his response to the coronavirus crisis, as the rate of daily infections reached a new record of 8,300 and a leading scientist warned two more lockdowns may be required. Benjamin Netanyahu said he regretted the swift decision to reopen schools and event halls earlier this year, but then accused the media of spreading complacency about the virus. “The opening of event halls was too fast [and] maybe the opening of the whole school system.”
Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh (2018) One can only imagine SNL's incoming takes on the Supreme Court in 2020, now that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death is roiling Washington. Before that, there was the Kavanaugh spectacle. Amid the #MeToo movement, and facing detailed allegations of sexual assault from a former classmate, the now-Justice Kavanaugh delivered a tearful, table-thumping performance denying the allegations.
Sweden also has a lower proportion of multigenerational households than most other European countries, and one of the smallest average household sizes in Europe: about 2.2 people per home. Sweden drew attention and condemnation for its decision to keep primary schools, restaurants, bars, and gyms open throughout the pandemic. But its small households may give the virus fewer opportunities to spread there — which can slow transmission.
“Enfranchising 16-year-olds would be good for them and good for our democracy.”
“At 16, most kids have little awareness of politics, civics, or American history.”
“Voting is habit forming...which underscores the importance of having as stable an environment as possible for the youngest voters.”
“Keeping the voting age at 18 is not a slap at 16-year-olds. It is recognition that an informed electorate is the best kind.”
“When young people’s participation lags badly, issues important to them receive short shrift in the public discourse.”