Speaking to reporters on Thanksgiving, President Trump said if Democrat Joe Biden is certified the election winner by the Electoral College, he will depart the White House.Electors will meet Dec. 17 »
Speaking to an occasionally raucous but mostly disgruntled panel of Pennsylvania Republicans, President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his campaign counsel Jenna Ellis on Wednesday floated the idea that the state Legislature could decide on its own to give Pennsylvania's 20 Electoral College votes to Trump, despite the state's certifying that Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 election in the state. It's the state Legislature that controls this process,” Giuliani told a panel of Republican legislators. It's your power.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been accused of overseeing a “killing spree”, after he extended a ban on cities in the state imposing their own mask mandates. On Wednesday, Mr DeSantis extended an executive order issued in September, which prevented local governments from fining residents who refused to wear face masks, or from closing restaurants not complying with coronavirus measures. The decision on 25 September prompted the start of the state's third phase of pandemic measures, which allowed restaurants and bars to open at 100 per cent capacity.
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – Here's a reminder of why you should stop taking Zoom into the bathroom. A New Jersey school board member accidentally broadcast her bathroom break during a board meeting. Frances Cogelja, a Hackensack school board member, resigned Tuesday after the broadcast, NorthJersey.com, part of the USA TODAY Network, reported.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Friday. Kim's government also ordered diplomats overseas to refrain from any acts that could provoke the United States because it is worried about President-elect Joe Biden's expected new approach toward North Korea, lawmakers told reporters after attending a private briefing by the National Intelligence Service. One of the lawmakers, Ha Tae-keung, quoted the NIS as saying Kim is displaying “excessive anger” and taking “irrational measures” over the pandemic and its economic impact.
Donald Trump Jr. announced Wednesday night that he'd been cleared to end his COVID-19 isolation and celebrate Thanksgiving "the way it's meant to be." On Friday, Trump Jr. announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. It's not clear when Trump Jr. received his positive diagnosis, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend even asymptomatic COVID patients isolate for 10 days.
Attorney Sidney Powell, now distanced from the president's legal team after sharing bizarre claims about election fraud, filed lawsuits on Wednesday in Michigan and Georgia. The Georgia filing comes several days after the state certified its election results following a hand recount of all 5 million ballots cast. Another recount requested by the Trump campaign is now underway in Georgia and will be concluded by 2 December.
Many have also travelled home to celebrate the holiday, despite warnings from health officials. More than three million people are reported to have travelled through US airports from Friday to Sunday in what was the busiest travel weekend since the outbreak began in mid-March. But the number is around half the usual figure for Thanksgiving travel, and many people have opted out of seeing friends and family for the holiday.
Detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office have arrested a 38-year-old Clovis man they say has molested multiple children in the last 18 years and who works at a Clovis church.
An Italian television programme has been suspended after airing a segment of a model in high heels and leather shorts giving a tutorial on how women should go supermarket shopping in a sexy and provocative way. MPs from across the political spectrum called for an explanation of how the segment was allowed to air on RAI, the national broadcaster, while campaigners said it was highly offensive and put the cause of feminism in Italy back by decades. Compounding the criticism was the fact that the programme, called Detto Fatto (Said and Done), aired on Tuesday, on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
In a surprise news conference on Thanksgiving Day, President Trump took questions from the press for the first time since losing his re-election fight—only to double down on his “rigged” election claims and try to deny the reality that his presidency is ending, saying it will be “very hard” for him to concede to Joe Biden. “I think it's not right he's trying to pick a Cabinet,” Trump complained after railing against the supposed “massive fraud” that he claims gave Biden victory. Reiterating his claims of voter fraud in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia despite the fact that state authorities have already certified the election results in those states, Trump appeared to become combative when asked if he would concede if the Electoral College votes for Biden on Dec. 14.
The body of a teenager who went missing from Massachusetts was found in Florida, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office. The body is presumed to be that of 18-year-old Jalajhia Finklea. Ms Finklea was last seen getting into the car of a man identified as Luis Zaragoza, 37, on 20 Oct in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
An American tourist who stole a shard of marble from ancient Roman ruins has mailed the piece back to Italy, pleading for forgiveness. The National Roman Museum told Il Messagero it recently received a parcel from Atlanta, Georgia, containing a rock covered with the words: "To Sam, love Jess, Rome 2017." The museum director, Stéphane Verger, told Il Messagero: "Maybe being cooped up by the coronavirus pandemic made her reflect a bit and jogged her conscience."
The Supreme Court blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services in New York state. The 5-4 ruling was in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who said they were being unfairly singled out by the rules. Governor Cuomo said that the ruling was "irrelevant...an opportunity for the court to express its philosophy and politics."
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd have each held separate talks with Baidu Inc to acquire a controlling stake in video streaming service iQIYI Inc, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. But the discussions have stalled with little hope of recommencing soon as they balk at a valuation of around $20 billion demanded by Baidu and as both companies, which have their own video streaming services, face heightened scrutiny by China's antitrust regulators, two people said. Another Chinese tech giant, TikTok owner ByteDance has also internally looked at the possibility of acquiring a controlling stake in iQIYI, three sources said.
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President Trump is reportedly heading to Pennsylvania for a Republican meeting on voter fraud allegations, ignoring advice from some of his aides in the process. Trump is "expected to join" his lawyer Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as Republican state lawmakers on Wednesday hold a "hearing" about claims of election "irregularities," CNN reports. The plans could reportedly still change, but they were confirmed by Bloomberg, which noted that the event doesn't appear on Trump's public schedule.
His break in the case came with a secretly-recorded call between Stefanko and Cobb's mother, Cindee, who testified Stefanko admitted to ordering the pizza and trying to cover up the murder. Every time I hear a siren, I think, 'They're coming for me,'” Stefanko told Cobb, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. I carried out my part.
Volunteers who received two of the potential coronavirus vaccines in the US have spoken out about the side-effects they experienced following their jabs. This month, Moderna and Pfizer announced their vaccine candidates had been tested to 94.5 per cent and 95 per cent efficacy respectively. Jennifer Haller, who was injected on 16 March with Moderna's experimental vaccine in Seattle, told WVPI-TV she only experienced mild side-effects as a result.
As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the US, experts say that wiping down groceries and surfaces may not be especially important to preventing new infections. "It's important to clean surfaces, but not to obsess about it too much in a way that can be unhealthy," Dr. John Brooks, chief medical officer for the COVID-19 response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Associated Press. Early on in the pandemic, experts thought that sanitizing surfaces might be key to preventing some coronavirus infections.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's going to be difficult for him to concede the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden even when the Electoral College is expected to soon formally certify Biden's victory. “It's going to be a very hard thing to concede,” Trump told reporters on Thanksgiving evening as he took questions from the press for the first time since the election following a series of video conferences with military service members. Pressed further about whether he would concede once the Electoral College finalizes Biden's win, Trump said, “If they do, they've made a mistake.”
Publisher at Fireside Fiction, Pablo Defendini, posted a series of tweets this week in which he apologized for hiring a white male narrator to read out the work of Regina Bradley, a Black woman. Bradley tweeted a snippet of the audio that showed the narrator's racist, stereotypical accent. Bradley told Insider she is "angry and tired," and "I will not be silenced."
Business Insider Public health experts have been warning for months that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread, and suggesting people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they're not changing anything at all about how they run Thanksgiving 2020, despite the looming virus threat. Many said they are traveling, and most said they are going to be mixing households without wearing masks or opening up windows.
Fred Eshelman, the donor, is suing Houston-based "True the Vote Inc" for what he claims are "empty promises," Bloomberg reported. True The Vote claimed it had a multi-part plan to "investigate, litigate and expose suspected illegal balloting and fraud in the 2020 general election," the lawsuit said. The group claimed it also collected whistle blower complaints, supported GOP legislative fights in swing states and conducted "sophisticated data modeling and statistical analysis to identify potential illegal or fraudulent balloting."
Fourteen-year-old Tyler Gordon drew a portrait of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who inspires him, but he never thought she would actually see it. Harris called him after she saw it. A teenager from the San Francisco Bay Area who was inspired by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris painted a portrait of her.
As Americans at home sat down for Thanksgiving dinner in 1968, a team of special operators was setting out to solve a deadly puzzle in Cambodia. During the Vietnam War, the US military had a covert special-operations unit that conducted cross-border operations in Cambodia, Laos, and North Vietnam. Composed of Army Special Forces operators, Navy SEALs, and Air Commandos, and other personnel, the Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) took the fight to the enemy without hesitation.
“Donald Trump defeated Donald Trump.”
“The victory was a vindication of a style of American politics that many feared was gone forever.”
“Mr. Biden’s victory — and Mr. Trump’s defeat — is a testament to the resilience of American democracy.”
“Trump’s 2020 reelection bid was doomed by his boorish behavior. Time and again, he refused to act like a president.”
“Biden took the opportunity to unite the Democratic Party.”