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The author of an anonymous 2018 New York Times op-ed that depicted President Trump as a danger to the nation whose destructive impulses were being thwarted by patriotic administration officials revealed his identity on Wednesday, more than two years later. Donald Trump is a man without character,” Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, said in a statement. It's time for everyone to step out of the shadows.
In one of the most closely watched and tightest Senate races in the country, the Democratic candidate called his incumbent opponent a “crook” in a debate Wednesday night and was accused in turn of pushing the “radical socialist agenda” of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. “Well, perhaps Sen. Perdue would have been able to respond properly to the COVID-19 pandemic if you hadn't been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading,” said Democrat Jon Ossoff of first-term Republican David Perdue. “It's not just that you're a crook, senator,” Ossoff said.
The attorney for a St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home asked a judge Wednesday to remove the city's top prosecutor and her entire office from the case. A grand jury earlier this month indicted Mark McCloskey, 63, and Patricia McCloskey, 61, on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence. The effort to disqualify Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, contends that her prosecution is politically motivated.
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Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the coronavirus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday. The coronavirus variant was first identified in northeastern Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and other travelers, the scientists said. There isn't enough data to suggest this variant, known as 20A.EU1, is more deadly, the team from the University of Basel, ETH Zürich in Basel, and SeqCOVID in Spain said.
But when pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer announced on Oct. 16 that it would delay applying to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization to distribute the vaccine it was developing, Trump softened his declarations, saying a vaccine would be coming “within weeks. On a corporate earnings call on Tuesday, Pfizer revealed it had so far been unable to conduct an analysis of a phase III clinical trial to determine whether its vaccine is safe and effective, STAT reported. Without that analysis, the FDA will not grant an emergency use authorization.
At least one swing state may be spared the political controversy of a late absentee ballot count seemingly changing its 2020 election results. Every U.S. state is receiving a boatload more mail-in ballots than it usually does during a typical election year, and four of them — Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — won't even be able to open those ballots until Election Day. This almost guarantees a delayed result from those four states, but Wisconsin is confident it'll have everything set by the morning after the election, local election officials tell NBC News affiliate WTMJ Milwaukee.
SpaceX's second astronaut flight is off until mid-November because red lacquer dripped into tiny vent holes in two rocket engines that now must be replaced. SpaceX and NASA officials announced the discovery of the potentially damaging contamination Wednesday. The clogged holes were found after the aborted launch of a GPS satellite on Oct. 2.
The city of Miami Beach is “concerned” about a string of new coronavirus cases in its workforce, mainly among police and fire-rescue personnel. Twenty-three city employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven days, up from three cases the week before, according to city data. City Manager Jimmy Morales, who has led Miami Beach's response to the pandemic, addressed the new cases in two memos emailed to the City Commission on Sunday and Tuesday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday criticized the Trump campaign after hundreds of the president's supporters were left stranded for hours outside in the cold after his rally in Omaha, Neb., the night before. About 30 people were treated for a variety of medical reasons, the Omaha Police Department said. “Hundreds of people, including older Americans and children, were stranded in subzero, freezing temperatures for hours,” Biden said at a speech in Wilmington, Del., before casting his own ballot.
A man was arrested for making unauthorized changes to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' voter registration details, state authorities said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it arrested Anthony Steven Guevara, 20, of Naples, Florida, on Tuesday night on charges of unauthorized access of a computer and altering a voter registration without consent after he changed DeSantis' address via his web browser. The department said Guevara is believed to have also accessed the voter registrations of U.S. Senator Rick Scott and sports celebrities Michael Jordan and LeBron James but made no changes.
A convicted gang member who said he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell in August has been sentenced to life in prison for a racketeering conviction that involved two 1999 murders. A federal judge in Hammond, Indiana, sentenced Jeremiah Farmer, 39, on Tuesday during a hearing in which Farmer represented himself and appeared combative, at times raising his voice and frequently interrupting the judge. Farmer, a Latin Kings street gang member, had faced a mandatory life sentence following his conviction last year on conspiracy to commit racketeering activity in a drug-related case that involved the killings of Marion Lowry, 74, and Harvey Siegers, 67.
Throughout the 2020 campaign, President Trump has pursued a strategy to try to keep voter turnout low in the general election, which, conventional wisdom holds, helps Republicans. On Wednesday, for example, the president made clear that he wanted states to stop counting ballots soon after Election Day, regardless of whether they had been cast legally. “Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after Nov. 3 to count ballots, that won't be allowed by the various courts, because you know we're in courts on that,” Trump told reporters ahead of a campaign rally in Arizona.
Chinese and U.S. military chiefs held talks on crisis communication this week, amid heightened tensions between the two military superpowers this year in the South China Sea, with the United States denying a report on a possible drone attack. The exchange, days ahead of the U.S. elections, came as U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper toured Asia with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo where they had urged countries to cooperate with the United States to confront the security threats posed by China, a position China has criticised as a Cold War mentality and zero-sum mindset.
Two members of a white supremacist group were arrested Thursday and accused of intimidating a Michigan family, authorities said. Justen Watkins, 25, of Bad Axe, and Alfred Gorman, 35, of Taylor, were charged with gang membership, unlawful posting of a message and using computers to commit a crime, according to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office. The charges followed an investigation by Michigan State Police and the FBI into a group called The Base and a December 2019 incident in which a family in Dexter saw men in dark clothing shining a light and taking photos on the front porch of their home.
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Two new polls released Wednesday show President Trump continuing to trail in Wisconsin, a state where COVID-19 cases are surging while the president downplays the virus. A Marquette Law poll found former Vice President Joe Biden with a 5-point lead, 48 to 43 percent, relatively unchanged from the respected survey's early October results. ABC News/Washington Post also released a poll Wednesday showing the Democrat up 17 points in Wisconsin, an outlier from previous surveys of the state.
A moderate to strong La Niña weather event has developed in the Pacific Ocean, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The naturally occurring phenomenon results in the large scale cooling of ocean surface temperature, This La Niña, which is set to last through the first quarter of 2021, will likely have a cooling effect on global temperatures. But it won't prevent 2020 from being one of the warmest years on record.
Leaders of a popular Thai political party dissolved by the courts eight months ago warned Wednesday that a reported plan to charge them with a crime could inflame the country's current political crisis. Executives of the former Future Forward Party were responding to Thai media reports that the state Election Commission has decided to file charges with police alleging that they violated the Political Parties Act by accepting a large loan from party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, who had been the party's secretary-general, said at a news conference that the commission's plan, if confirmed, would not stop the former executives from promoting progressive causes.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have retired before 2016 so president Donald Trump would never have had the opportunity to fill her vacated seat when she died, Bill Maher has said. The liberal-leaning 'Real Time' talk show host also suggested Democrats failed to properly plan for the possibility that Ginsburg, known as RBG, might die while serving on the bench. Mr Obama had a private lunch with RBG and is understood to have brought up her retirement, pointing out Democrats might lose the Senate, meaning he could lose the chance to appoint a justice.
A worsening pandemic and fears about losing their protections as civil servants amid ongoing political chaos is leading many intelligence officers in the U.S. government to consider leaving their agencies, according to more than 10 current and former intelligence officers who spoke to Yahoo News. A combination of challenges is wearing hard on intelligence professionals these days, despite a tradition of avoiding even the most bitter partisan battles. While the intelligence community consists of 17 different agencies and thousands of employees, at least some are struggling in ways they've never previously experienced, according to those who spoke with Yahoo News.
Holly Courtier, a 38-year-old California mom, was found Oct. 18 in Zion National Park visibly famished, pounds lighter and dehydrated. Upon her discovery, she left the park with her family and sought medical care. What started as a widespread plea for tips and support to find Courtier became an international sensation filled with vitriol and conspiracy theories about her disappearance.
India's premier investigating agency on Wednesday said it raided 10 locations in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including the offices and residences of a journalist and two prominent activists, triggering concerns of a crackdown on information and a free press in the disputed region. The National Investigation Agency said in a statement it searched the premises of Agence France-Presse's Kashmir correspondent Parvaiz Bukhari, offices of rights activist Khurram Parvez and Parveena Ahanger, and the region's leading daily Greater Kashmir, along with a non-profit group, and seized “several incriminating documents and electronic devices."
Patricia Comey, the wife of former FBI director James Comey, tried to stop him from making his surprise October 2016 announcement about reopening an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, she told New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt. Comey's announcement, days before Election Day in 2016, damaged Clinton's candidacy, analysts have said. "You can't do this this close to the election.
“Many are longtime Republicans wrestling with what they see as a choice between two lousy candidates.”
“Some undecideds turn out to be people who’ve long felt alienated from the two big political parties.”
“They’re not following the 24-hour news cycle. The election and politics are just not a high priority.”
“One common trait: at this stage of the game, the undecided voter doesn’t fit into an easy political profile.”
“More realistically...these voters may not be motivated to vote at all in the 2020 election.”