Millions of Americans across the country are fed up with elected officials who haven't worked out a second stimulus bill. Their voices will be heard on Nov. 3.'Our leverage as voters is now' »
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 United States Marine Corps helicopter crew chief has accused Australian special forces of shooting dead one of seven bound Afghan prisoners because there was only space for six on the US aircraft due to collect them. The chief, “Josh”, flew 159 combat missions for the Marine Corps' Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469. He told Australia's ABC Investigations he was a door gunner providing aerial covering fire for the Australian soldiers of the 2nd Commando Regiment during a night raid in mid-2012, north of his squadron's base in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
A British royal navy vessel seized 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of methamphetamine in the northern Arabian Sea in the largest-ever bust by a joint maritime operation in the region, officials said Wednesday. While drug lab busts have dropped in recent years in Iran, there appears to be an uptick in meth drug labs in Afghanistan, from where it is smuggled through Pakistan, the United Nations said in its 2020 World Drug Report. Both Pakistan and Iran sit on the northern Arabian Sea.
This one involved a flight attendant and a passenger. “Chasing Atlanta” star Lauryn England was on a Delta flight from Miami to Atlanta on Monday night when all hell broke loose in the aisle right before takeoff. England was just feet away from the action and took video of a fight between a female passenger and flight attendant.
The only Republican in the U.S. Senate to vote for Trump's removal from office during this year's impeachment trial, Romney was asked by CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju about his pick for president this year. Romney has had a tempestuous relationship with Trump, going back at least to his own presidential run in 2012, when he received the endorsement of the New York billionaire. Four years later, Romney called Trump a “fraud,” and, as he disclosed in 2018, wrote in the name of his own wife, Ann, for president.
A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kidnap and former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, according to law enforcement officials. On October 4, James Dale Reed allegedly left a threatening note on the doorstep of a Frederick home whose resident had erected Biden-Harris campaign signs in the front yard, a criminal complaint said. "This is a warning to anyone reading this letter if you are a Biden/Harris supporter you will be targeted," the note read in part.
For months, Congress has failed to pass a coronavirus relief bill, despite the widespread economic devastation and the fact that, under Donald Trump's malicious mismanagement, the pandemic has spiraled out of control, infecting 8.25 million people and killing more than 220,000, as of Wednesday morning. The mainstream media has firmly decided who they blame for the lack of a bill: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who control the lower house of Congress. Blaming Democrats has been the dominant press narrative, even though it's been obvious from the get-go that Republicans don't want more relief legislation.
Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government said Monday an opposition push for an anti-corruption committee will trigger a vote that could force a fall election in Canada. Liberal House Leader Pablo Rodriguez said the government considers the Conservative motion to be a matter of confidence. Trudeau's Liberal party won re-election last year but does not have the majority of seats in Parliament and must rely on at least one opposition party to remain in power.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly ended an interview with CBS' “60 Minutes” that is set to air this Sunday. Trump's interview with Leslie Stahl ended acrimoniously, according to one person familiar with the exchange who was not authorized to discuss it publicly. In a subsequent Twitter message, the president declared his interview with Lesley Stahl to be “FAKE and BIASED” and threatened to release a White House account of the interview before its Sunday airtime.
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.
A NASA spacecraft descended to an asteroid Tuesday and, dodging boulders the size of buildings, momentarily touched the surface to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for return to Earth. Confirmation came from the Osiris-Rex spacecraft as it made contact with the surface of the asteroid Bennu more than 200 million miles away. If successful, Osiris-Rex will return the samples in 2023.
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday said dealing with the coronavirus pandemic "would have been challenging for any president, but this idea that somehow this White House has done anything but completely screw this up is just not true." Obama made his remarks in Philadelphia during a drive-up rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Comparing Biden to President Trump, Obama declared that "Joe's not going to screw up testing, he's not going to call scientists idiots, he's not going to host a superspreader event at the White House."
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.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is skipping the final debate in South Carolina Wednesday to focus on confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Polls show Graham is in a tight race with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. Jamie Lovegrove, South Carolina political reporter with The Post and Courier, joined CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the latest on the race.
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.
NFL broadcaster Troy Aikman was forced to apologise after mocking a military flyover in hot mic moment. The former Dallas Cowboys star and commentator Joe Buck sarcastically joked about the flyover of an almost empty stadium before the Green Bay Packers game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before Sunday's game the pair were caught commentating on the flyover “That's a lot of jet fuel just for a little flyover," Aikman was heard saying.
President Donald Trump is considering firing FBI director Chris Wray after the election, The Washington Post reported. Trump's frustration with Wray and Attorney General William Barr has mounted in recent weeks after neither official announced an investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to boost Trump's poll numbers, the report said. Wray also recently participated in an election security video that debunked many of the conspiracy the president has spread about voter fraud.
The Miami Dolphins' transition to Tua Tagovailoa didn't start the way coach Brian Flores intended, and deposed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said the surprising timing left him heartbroken. Flores said he regretted that most of his players found out about the change through social media rather than from him, and said benching Fitzpatrick was a difficult decision. “Fitz has done a great job,” Flores said Wednesday.
Sean McDermott didn't mind being reminded of how the Buffalo Bills still lead the AFC East despite consecutive losses to Kansas City and Tennessee. The Bills coach, however, understands there's plenty that needs to be addressed if the team is going to maintain that position. Buffalo's once-stout defense has been a sieve on third down, allowing the past four opponents to convert 29 of 48 opportunities, including the Chiefs finishing 9 of 14.
A'Shawn Robinson has been designated to return to practice with the Rams this week, moving the new defensive tackle closer to his debut for Los Angeles. The Rams (4-2) announced the decision Wednesday. Robinson can be activated at any point in the next 21 days, or the Rams can place him on season-ending injured reserve.
In one of his most bizarre and incoherent performances to date, president Donald Trump on Tuesday night told a Pennsylvania rally "nobody wants me" before cutting the event short and dancing off the stage to YMCA. Outmuscled financially and trailing Joe Biden in most national and battleground polls, Mr Trump did not appear to be his usual energetic self, as he addressed thousands of Make America Great Again supporters crammed into a chilly and dark Erie International Airport. Two weeks out from election day the president, 74, complained about the temperature, which had been hovering around 10C (50F) telling the crowd he was only there because he was losing, a highly unusual move – even for a president as unpredictable as Mr Trump.
Fact check: Video claiming to show bikers praying for Trump at Walter Reed is from a South Africa protest Image is from a festival in Switzerland A reverse Google image search reveals that the photo is actually from a music festival called "Street Parade" in Switzerland. The original photo was taken in 2018 at a Zurich lake, according to Street Parade's website, where similar bird's-eye photos of the event are available. Related video: Presidential debate fact check The festival, which takes place every August but was canceled this year due to COVID-19, attracts "hundreds of thousands of dance fans from every continent," according to the event's about tab.
Passenger numbers for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways were down over 98 percent in September compared with a year earlier. And things are only looking slightly better for next year. Cathay expects to operate less than half of its pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity in 2021.
It's Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants each have one win and both teams are right in the mix for first place. A division that has produced more Super Bowl champions (13) than any other is the worst in the NFL this season with five combined wins. The victory total will increase after the Eagles (1-4-1) and Giants (1-5) meet Thursday night, unless they tie.
“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.”