Just three days after a grand jury issued no charges in the killing of Breonna Taylor, evidence is leaking on social media and news sites.'That's ours, it looks like' »
Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Sunday said to “stay tuned” for more “damning” information after he released records showing the main source for the Steele dossier had previously been the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation for his connections with Russian intelligence. “There's a day of reckoning coming just stay tuned, and there's more coming, there's something else coming, more damning than this believe it or not,” said the chairman of the Judiciary Committee in an appearance on Fox News. As part of the Senate panel's probe into the Russia investigation, Graham released declassified documents that showed the FBI had investigated Igor Danchenko, British former intelligence officer Christopher Steele's main source for his dossier, as a possible “threat to national security” a decade ago as a result of his connections with Russian intelligence.
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.
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.
During his first two segments as a guest on The View Monday morning, the Republican senator from Texas denigrated The New York Times' bombshell report on President Donald Trump's tax returns as both fake news and irrelevant to most voters and dismissed charges of hypocrisy over the current Supreme Court fight by calling 2016 and 2020 “very different circumstances.” “Yes, we should reopen, and I actually think if you look at Florida and if you look at Texas,” Cruz said, “the death rates have been much, much lower there than for example, states like New York, New Jersey, states with Democratic governors where the death rates have been enormously through the roof.”
He told National Review it is true he was the one who broached the subject with Tabas of having the legislature directly appoint electors, but he denied taking Tabas out of context. He said he never reported that Tabas was actually planning to appoint electors, only that he's discussed the possibility with the Trump campaign. Tabas may be attempting to clarify his position, or “adding things maybe he wished he'd said,” Gellman wrote in his Twitter message.
David Rose, a white, former Atlanta cop, will never be able to work as a police officer again after he pleaded guilty to battering Desmond Marrow, a black man, who was violently restrained during a traffic stop, According to the Associated Press, Rose was recorded on an in-car system admitting that he choked Mr Marrow, but did not plan on reporting it. Through his revealing words and actions, David Rose tarnished the badge that represents all the honorable and brave men and women who serve in law enforcement, Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said in a statement. I am satisfied that he has been held accountable for his actions against Desmond Marrow.
On the season three premiere of "Red Table Talk" on Facebook Watch, Jada Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith, and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris opened up about the recent moments when they felt most vulnerable. Pinkett Smith said that talking about her "entanglement" with musician August Alsina (which took place when she and husband Will Smith had a breakup in their marriage) on "RTT" in July was "the total breakdown of any mask." Willow told her mom that she was "proud" of her for speaking up publicly.
President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that it will be "a big WIN" for the US if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. "Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court," he wrote, less than a day after nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democrats condemned Trump's message with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeting that the president had all but admitted that he plans to invalidate Obamacare.
An Alabama city has removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument following a vote by city leaders that was prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and the legacy of the Civil War. Workers with the city of Anniston began removing the stone obelisk from the grassy median of a busy avenue late Sunday, city spokesman Jackson Hodges said Monday, and the work only took about 20 minutes. The City Council voted 4-1 earlier this month to take down the monument to Confederate artillery officer John Pelham, who was from nearby Alexandria and died in battle in 1863.
LONDON—Over three million Black voters in key states were identified by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign as people they had to persuade to stay at home on Election Day to help him reach the White House. The revelation comes from an enormous data leak obtained by the British news network Channel 4. It shows that, four years ago, the Trump campaign prepared files on almost 200 million American voters and separated some out into eight different categories.
A heavily tattooed French schoolteacher said he was prevented from teaching kindergarten after a parent complained his appearance scared their child. Sylvain Helaine, 35, said the parent of a 3-year-old student at the Docteur Morere Elementary School in Palaiseau complained their son had nightmares after seeing him. Although the boy was not in his class, Helaine said he was removed from the classroom for two months and then prohibited from teaching children under the age of 6 years old.
Maybe there's some irony in a British immigrant preaching pro-democracy revolution in America, but these are strange times. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Oliver said on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, "was distressing enough" before President Trump rushed to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by "a liberal icon with an extremely conservative justice who's being called 'the female Antonin Scalia,'" Amy Coney Barrett, 48. "The fact is, when Barrett is confirmed, a president who lost the popular vote will have picked a quarter of the federal judiciary and a third of the Supreme Court, and his choices will have been rubber-stamped by a Senate Republican majority representing 15 million fewer people than the Democratic minority," Oliver said.
Indonesian trade unions threatened on Monday to stage a national strike next month after a committee in parliament agreed to move ahead with proposed labour reforms in President Joko Widodo's controversial "Job Creation" bill. Global investors are watching the bill closely to see that its terms have not been watered down in parliamentary debates, as Southeast Asia's largest economy tries to compete for manufacturing investment relocating from China. Lawmakers in the legislation committee held meetings at the weekend to finish debating the bill so that it could be passed before parliament goes into recess on Oct. 9.
The 2016 election was always a much closer and more dynamic race, Trump was facing a much more unpopular opponent, and a much larger number of voters were undecided. None of those are the case this time. This year we have experienced a global pandemic which has so far killed over 200,000 Americans, a massive economic disruption, multiple Trump administration scandals, and the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks a deal can be reached with the White House on another COVID-19 relief package. Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, are all working to pass the relief package that fell apart in August. Pelosi and Mnuchin have since spoken by phone.
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.
The coronavirus appears to have "one big trick," Shane Crotty, a professor in the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, told Bloomberg. Indeed, new studies published last week in Science found that an insufficient amount of interferon, the production of which may sometimes be inhibited in people with previously "silent" gene mutations and other times is actually disabled by a person's immune response, could signal a more dangerous infection. Writes Bloomberg, the work highlights the potential for interferon-based therapies, which are typically used in in the early stages of a viral infection when it's easier to avoid life-threatening respiratory failure.
A massacre in a Mexican bar left 11 people dead on Sunday (September 27). The attorney general's office in the central state of Guanajuato said the bodies of seven men and four women were found at the scene in the city of Jaral del Progreso in the early hours. Authorities added that another woman was also found with gunshot injuries.
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged an Amazon Finance manager and two of her family members with insider trading on Monday. When she worked at Amazon, Laksha Bohra helped prepare numbers used in Amazon's quarterly and annual earnings reports, according to the SEC. From 2016 to 2018, the SEC alleges that Bohra violated company rules and securities laws by sharing financial information about Amazon's performance with her family, who then made trades based on the information.
Britain's culture minister said on Sunday that two prominent critics of the BBC who have reportedly been offered important roles in the British media had "strengths". Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked Charles Moore, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph, to become the chairman of the BBC and wants Paul Dacre, a former editor of the Daily Mail, to be chairman of media regulator Ofcom, according to The Sunday Times. Culture minister Oliver Dowden said the process for the appointment of both roles would be launched soon and that the government was seeking "strong, credible" people and a chair of the BBC who could hold it to account.
Joe Biden's campaign team on Sunday hit back at Donald Trump's latest call for the former vice president to be drug tested ahead Tuesday night's first election debate. The president had earlier tweeted that he would be "strongly demanding a drug test of sleepy Joe Biden" ahead of the upcoming debate, moderated by journalist Chris Wallace. Mr Trump, 74, has since late August called for himself and Mr Biden, 77, to be tested for performance enhancing stimulants ahead of the Tuesday's clash.
Jaswant Singh, a veteran Indian politician who served as defense minister, finance minister and external affairs minister during his career, died Sunday. A statement by an Indian army-run hospital said Singh was admitted to the hospital on June 25 for multiple ailments and died of cardiac arrest early Sunday. Singh initially served as an officer in the Indian army but resigned in the 1960s to pursue a career in politics.
Two people familiar with the matter said Trevor Milton bought the Nikola One's design from a designer at EV brand Rimac Automobili, according to the Financial Times. This is despite Nikola saying Milton was responsible for initially designing the One “in his basement.” Nikola is currently involved in a $2 billion lawsuit with Tesla, claiming that the Tesla Semi is “substantially" similar in design to the Nikola One.
"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro grew emotional on TODAY Monday as he recounted how his teen sons jumped into action after the celebrity baker's hand was impaled by a machine in the family's home bowling alley. "I thought I was going to faint, I looked at my hand and there was blood everywhere and I was stuck, the rod going back and forth because the machine goes back and forth," Valastro told Savannah Guthrie from his New Jersey home. Something told me to stay calm.
“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.”