White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx is criticizing North Dakotans as the state experiences one of the highest rates of transmission nationwide.'Least use of masks that we have seen' »
Less than 20 miles south of Kenosha, Wis., where police shot Jacob Blake multiple times in the back in August, leaving him partially paralyzed and sparking days of fiery protests and rioting, a police shooting that left a Black teenager dead and his girlfriend badly wounded last week is stirring anger in Waukegan, Ill. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, died after a Waukegan police officer fired at a car that police say was driving toward the officer in reverse as he approached it. The driver, Tafara Williams, was badly wounded.
President Trump kicked off the first of his three reelection rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday by renewing his attempt to depict former Vice President Joe Biden as “sleepy” and confused. In a speech in Allentown, Pa., that stretched over 81 minutes, the president seized on a purported flub — first tweeted by a Republican operative and picked up by Fox News — in which Biden appeared to begin saying the name of former President George W. Bush rather than President Trump during a virtual campaign event. “Did you watch him on '60 Minutes' last night?” Trump asked the crowd.
A New York City man was swarmed by rats after he fell more than a dozen feet into a sinkhole when a pavement caved in. Leonard Shoulders, 33, from the Bronx, New York, was waiting for a bus at 3rd Avenue on Saturday, when the pavement he was standing on collapsed, according to the Daily Mail. Mr White said that his brother told him that he could not move as rats were crawling all over him, and added: “He didn't scream, because he didn't want the rats going into his mouth.”
Around 10,000 people in Bangladesh rallied in the South Asian nation's capital on Tuesday to protest France's president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected under freedom of speech. Protesters from the conservative Islami Andolon Bangladesh group, which supports the introduction of Islamic law in the Muslim-majority country, carried banners and placards reading: “All Muslims of the world, unite” and “Boycott France.” It was the largest protest yet against the cartoons in recent days.
Keith Raniere, the founder of the cult-like group NXIVM where women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials, and ordered to have sex with him, was sentenced on Tuesday to 120 years in prison following his conviction for sex trafficking and other crimes. The sentence was imposed by a U.S. District Judge in Brooklyn after a hearing where 15 former NXIVM members, most of them women, described what they called the devastating impact Raniere had on their lives. Federal prosecutors had sought a life sentence for the 60-year-old Raniere for exploiting victims at NXIVM, a purported self-help group based near Albany, New York.
A research team made a worrisome discovery off the Siberian coast, The Guardian reports. The scientists say they believe they are first to uncover observational evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean have started to be released after determining that methane levels at the ocean's surface were four to eight times higher than expected. The deposits are considered "sleeping giants of the carbon cycle" and could theoretically expedite climate change, given that methane has a warming effect 80 times stronger than carbon dioxide over a 20 year period, The Guardian notes.
A viral social media post claims Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden isn't the public servant he's made out to be. The meme, shared on Facebook, depicts an encounter between Joe Biden and a person wearing a helmet who is turned away from the camera. There's a speech bubble over Biden's head which reads “I don't work for you!” as Biden points at the person, insinuating he said that to the person.
Recent polling indicates he is struggling in his Nov. 3 race for re-election in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District against Democratic challenger Amy Kennedy, a former schoolteacher who married into the storied American political family. Nonpartisan political analysts say the contest is a toss-up. In a bad omen for Van Drew, Trump - to whom the congressman pledged "undying support" in an Oval Office appearance last year - is also running behind Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Van Drew's district, which stretches across southern New Jersey and includes Atlantic City.
Deadly fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh showed no signs of abating Wednesday despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that took force just two days ago and has so far failed to halt the flare-up of a decades-old conflict. Nagorno-Karabakh officials said Azerbaijani forces hit Stepanakert, the region's capital, and the nearby town of Shushi with Smerch long-range multiple rocket systems, a devastating Soviet-designed weapon intended to ravage wide areas with explosives and cluster munitions. The government-run Armenian Unified Infocenter also reported that Azerbaijani forces targeted a maternity hospital in Stepanakert.
The grandson of religious leader Billy Graham was forced to deny he was the pastor who performed a vulgar act on a plane passenger in an apparent case of mistaken identity. The Rev Will Graham took to Twitter to deny he was involved in the bizarre incident and had not even been on the flight at the time. Now it has been reported that it was the Rev Danny Chalmers who was charged with disorderly conduct for the allegedly urinating on a passenger on a flight from Las Vegas Detroit, according to the Religion News Service.
A man died after Las Vegas police said he hung out of a car and struck a bicyclist, killing her. On Sunday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of two people who had been hit by a car, according to a news release. The man was the passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Rodrigo Cruz, police said, and he leaned out of the window, pushing a female bicyclist to the ground.
The claim: The White House has used a body double to sub for Melania Trump A photo of President Donald Trump and the first ladyon Marine One en route to the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, has revitalized a conspiracy theory that the White House uses a body double to sub in for Melania Trump. "The first picture of Trump and 'Melania' is from today — except it really doesn't look like Melania. This has happened a few times before," a post on Facebook reads.
China has raised objections to what it called U.S. bullying of Sri Lanka after Washington said the Indian Ocean island must make "difficult but necessary choices" regarding its ties with China. The comments by the Chinese embassy in Colombo came shortly before the arrival on Tuesday of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a an Asian tour aimed at pushing back against China's growing influence in the region. "We are firmly opposed to the United States taking the opportunity of the State Secretary's visit to sow and interfere in China-Sri Lanka relations, and to coerce and bully Sri Lanka," the embassy said in a statement late on Monday.
Iran's parliament speaker said that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a growing list of infected Iranian officials as the country again shattered its single-day death record with 415 new fatalities reported Wednesday. Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf tweeted that he received the news after one of his colleagues tested positive for the virus. “I decided to appear in the hospital to see problems from a close distance,” Ghalibaf told local media from the ward in Tehran.
At his third rally of the day, Donald Trump immediately pounced on a Fox News interview with Biden family accuser Tony Bobulinski. Bobulinski told host Tukcer Carlson moments earlier that he met Joe Biden twice to discuss the family's business dealings in China, calling the Democratic candidate a 'blatant liar' for denying any connection to Hunter Biden's international network. Trump used the interview as the key kick-off message to his rally in Nebraska, which followed an earlier rally in Wisconsin where the president focused his attacks on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders.
SpaceX is offering its Starlink broadband satellite internet service to test users for $99 a month, plus $499 for a setup kit, according to emails seen by Reuters, as Elon Musk's space company pushes to offer fast internet speeds to rural customers with limited options. People in states like Washington, Wisconsin and Idaho who signed up to test Starlink internet received invitations from SpaceX Monday night to join its "Better Than Nothing Beta" test. SpaceX did not respond to a request for comment.
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A blue moon is the term for the second full moon in a single month, and a Blood Moon is simply the name for a full moon that falls in the month of October. The backdrop is rare for October 31: Full-moon Halloweens only happen every 18 or 19 years, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Across North America and Europe, people have used full moons to track months and seasons for thousands of years, naming each one based on the seasonal changes it indicates.
The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is using her Facebook page to amplify unsubstantiated claims of corruption by Joe Biden. Ginni Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, asked her more than 10,000 followers Monday to consider sharing a link focused on alleged corruption by the Democratic nominee for president and his son, Hunter, as well as claims that social media companies are censoring reports about the Bidens. Other spouses of justices also have their own professional identities, but Thomas is the only one whose work involves partisan politics that sometimes butts up against her husband's job.
In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday morning, McEnany was introduced as “Trump 2020 senior adviser and White House press secretary. A few hours later, Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney introduced McEnany by saying she is “serving now as adviser for the Trump campaign. McEnany's dual roles for the White House and the Trump reelection campaign immediately set off alarm bells among good-government advocates, who said they represent yet another instance of the often blurry lines between the Trump administration and the president's political operation.
As jets take over as fire-bombing aircraft, the piston-powered Douglas DC-7 plane, aka "Tanker 60," is going into retirement. This Eastern Air Lines plane was built in 1958 and spent its early years flying up and down the East Coast and to the Caribbean. In the 1970s, the plane was gutted and refit to be a air tanker and fire bomber, used to drop fire retardant from above, and has since spent over 40 years fighting fires.
If Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, the implications could be considerable for Canada after four years living with the unpredictable and combative Republican President Donald Trump. Biden's environmental plans and desire to "transition from the oil industry" could pose challenges for Canada, the world's fourth-largest crude producer, which sends virtually all its exports south of the border. Biden says he will scrap permits for TC Energy Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would run from the Canadian energy-producing province of Alberta to Nebraska.
As the US Senate confirmed Donald Trump's pick Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, many top Democratic senators warned that their Republican colleagues may rue the day they decided to force through the nomination with just over a week to go before the presidential election. Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said Monday will go down as one of the “darkest days in the Senate's history” as Senate Republicans are “breaking 231 years of precedent and becoming the first majority to confirm a Supreme Court Justice this close to a presidential election day”.
A police detective in Florida on Sunday purchased a Purple Heart that was originally priced at $10,000 at an antique shop in order to track down the family of its owner, according to Fox News affiliate WTVT. The detective reportedly explained to the antique dealer that he wanted to track down the family of the medal recipient and purchased the Purple Heart for $1,000. The detective, a US Army veteran, said he was "extremely angry" after he saw the listed price of the medal.
“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.”