At least a dozen people attending a crowded Trump campaign rally in Tampa, Florida, were taken to local hospitals after being overcome by the 87-degree heat, authorities said.Days after Omaha supporters stuck in cold »
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Zach Gibson/Getty Images Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh corrected his controversial opinion in a Wisconsin mail-in voting case after Vermont's secretary of state sent the hight court a letter fact-checking his "erroneous claim" about the state's voting by mail rules. Kavanaugh issued a concurring opinion in the Supreme Court's 5-3 decision to ban Wisconsin from counting mail-in ballots if they are sent by Election Day but arrive after Nov. 3, citing Vermont as an example of a state which had not changed its "ordinary election rules" due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The case is one of the latest to benefit from advances in DNA and genetic genealogy, which have given new momentum to dormant murder files in the United States, helping investigators track down suspects and families find justice. The first high-profile case to be cracked with genetic genealogy, which relies on identifying DNA collected at a crime scene by searching for the perpetrator's relatives in genealogy databases, was that of Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the Golden State Killer, who was arrested in Sacramento, California, in 2018. DeAngelo, who pleaded guilty to a series of murders and kidnappings in California, was sentenced in August to multiple terms of life without parole.
Malaysia's former leader Mahathir Mohamad tweeted Thursday Muslims had a right "to kill millions of French people" after a deadly attack in Nice, sparking widespread anger and prompting Twitter to delete his post. Shortly afterwards, Mr Mahathir - who was prime minister of Muslim-majority Malaysia until his government collapsed in February - launched an extraordinary outburst in a series of tweets. Referring to the beheading of a French teacher who showed pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Mr Mahathir said he did not approve of that attack but freedom of expression does not include "insulting other people".
Facebook "improperly" blocked some political ads due to "technical issues" when implementing its ban on new ads in the week before Election Day, the company said in a blog post Thursday. Facebook said this was an automated process and that "no ad was paused or rejected by a person, or because of any partisan consideration." Biden's campaign had earlier on Thursday slammed Facebook after thousands of its ads were blocked, saying it had "no sense of the scale of the problem, who it is affecting, and their plan to resolve it."
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (L) and wife Debbie are seen ahead of US President Donald Trump's acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2020. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appears to have tapped into federal resources to help a friend of his wife's raise money for her campaign to fill his congressional seat, government records show. The revelation sharpens questions that election law experts raised in Salon's previous report on Meadows' possible use of campaign funds for personal expenses, a crime that earned prison time for former Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Central Committee, the largest of the ruling Communist Party's top decision-making bodies, have concluded a four-day meeting on China's economic and social policy goals for the next five years. Below are some key details from the communique of the plenum, the fifth meeting of the Central Committee since the once-in-five years Communist Party congress in 2017, as released by state media on Thursday. Party leadership said in the communique that the value of China's gross domestic product is expected to exceed 100 trillion yuan ($14.92 trillion) this year.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at criticism from Fox Newsâ Laura Ingraham over her appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair wearing â outfits worth $14,000â . On Thursday Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a scathing response to Ingrahamâ s retweet of the broadcasters article titled: â AOC appears in Vanity Fair in outfits worth $14,000 to curse out Trumpâ "100 per cent worth it, would do it again," the progressive Democratic representative said. The congresswoman, who is bidding for re-election in New York's 14th congressional district, then went one step further to undermine the broadcaster's criticism of her with sarcastic follow-up.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald said Thursday he had resigned from The Intercept after the US investigative media outlet refused to publish his article critical of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Greenwald, one of the first journalists to report on the Edward Snowden documents on US mass surveillance, said he was leaving the website he started in 2014 with two other journalists. "The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept's editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden," Greenwald said in a blog post.
"President Trump has called off plans to appear at the Trump International Hotel on election night and is likely to be at the White House instead," Maggie Haberman reports at The New York Times, citing a person familiar with the plans. Trump's campaign has been heavily promoting an election night party at the hotel, and advisers had said Trump would make an appearance, the Times reports. It isn't clear why Trump won't attend the election party, but there are several reasons he might have changed his mind, Haberman reports.
Walmart removed guns and ammo from all store displays. A statement from Walmart cited "civil unrest" as the reason. Walmart will remove guns and ammo from all sales floors and displays, Sarah Nassauer at The Wall Street Journal first reported, in a year of record gun sales.
A man was trapped in a hole teeming with rats for half an hour after a New York City sidewalk collapsed underneath him on Saturday. “He's traumatised,” Mr Shoulders' Mother Cindy White said. The incident has resonated with New Yorkers by bringing together two major challenges facing the city: its crumbling infrastructure and out of control rat infestation.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has taken a hit among Americans with nearly half saying they feel worse about the senatorâs job performance over the last four years, according to a new poll. Only 16 per cent of respondents said they felt better about Mr McConnell, a Republican senator for Kentucky, and his job performance over the last four years. This compared to 44 per cent of respondents saying they feel worse about his performance, according to an Independent poll with JL Partners.
President Trump has received a dose of good polling news days ahead of the election — but it may not be enough to turn the tide. In polls wrapping just a week before Election Day, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has posted no new gains in the swing states of Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, a Quinnipiac University survey out Thursday reveals. Meanwhile Trump's support has grown in Florida, Iowa, and Pennsylvania — and enough so in Florida and Iowa to be well in contention of winning.
A stunning new video released by a judge at a constable's trial has shown a Canadian police officer violently slamming a handcuffed woman into the ground face-first. According to local reports, Monday, provincial court Judge Michelle Christopher agreed to release the video to the media of the 2017 arrest of Dalia Kafi who was 26 years old at the time. The young woman had been detained due to allegations that she breached a court-ordered curfew, and was at the CPS arrest processing unit when she was forcibly dragged to the ground in what one 30-year police vet called the “worst use of force” he'd ever seen in his career.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis learned his primary address had been changed without his consent when he went to vote on Monday. Investigators found his address had been changed through a web browser at a home in Naples, Florida. Anthony Guevara, 20, was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and charged with altering a voter registration without consent and unauthorized access of a computer.
Stacks of boxes mail are seen at the U.S. Post Office Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) argued that there is no "constitutional right" to timely mail delivery after its own data showed that on-time delivery times had plummeted ahead of Election Day. The Department of Justice, which is defending the USPS in a lawsuit brought by New York and other states over changes ordered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a top donor to President Donald Trump, argued that the mail slowdown cannot be unlawful because there is no guarantee in the Constitution of timely mail delivery, Bloomberg News reported.
Filmmaker Michael Moore said on Thursday that he was wary of polls for the 2020 presidential election which show Donald Trump trailing in the race behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden.Â Moore warned that the Trump vote is â always being undercountedâ because his supporters are suspicious of the so-called â deep stateâ . â Itâ s awful news that Biden is ahead by seven points in Michigan and I have to fight against this constantly,â said the documentary filmmaker while appearing on Hill.TV.Â Moore pointed to a poll from July in Michigan that showed the Democratic challenger leading Mr Trump by 16 points.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the 2016 presidential election because of the Electoral College. The Electoral College is comprised of 538 delegates: People who cast the votes that formally elect the president. It's a system that tends to give smaller states a larger voice in the process of electing the president, and one that Clinton has publicly opposed in the past.
Most people living in tiny seaside villages on the west coast of Scotland are unlikely ever to come face to face with a president of the United States. The residents of Turnberry, Ayrshire, probably never expected that they would either â until the New York businessman who bought the villageâs golf courses and hotel in a 2014 deal entered the White House two years later. Four years on and a week away from another election, everyone in Turnberry has an anecdote about Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent candidate for the American presidency.
Alabama The most recent poll added to poll analysis site FiveThirtyEight shows Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville leading incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones by 14 percentage points. The Cyngal poll of 645 likely voters, released Monday, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.86 percentage points. While most polls show Tuberville up by solid margins, an FM3 Research added to FiveThirtyEight on Oct. 16 shows Jones up by 1 point.
Donald Trump has warned the US Supreme Court that Joe Biden would pack its benches with additional liberal justices if he were to become president, denouncing the prospect of it making â such a ridiculous win possibleâ , apparently resigned to the election result being determined by a legal ruling following a disputed ballot count. â If Sleepy Joe Biden is actually elected President, the 4 Justices (plus1) that helped make such a ridiculous win possible would be relegated to sitting on not only a heavily PACKED COURT, but probably a REVOLVING COURT as well,â he tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning.
MI5 and MI6 are advertising for Mandarin speakers for the first time to help Britain's security services spy on China. A new recruitment campaign launched on the MI5 website hopes to attract linguists for all three intelligence agencies. MI5, MI6 and Britain's cyber spy agency GCHQ have all increased their focus on Chinese espionage activity in recent years.
Former Miss America and Jacksonville native, Leanza Cornett, has died following a brain injury. The 49-year-old, who won the 1993 Miss America contest, died on Wednesday, having been taken to hospital in Jacksonville on 12 October with head injuries sustained in a fall, Action News Ajax reported. In a statement to Ajax News on Wednesday, the Miss America Organisation expressed its sympathies, and said Cornett had been âbright and beautifulâ.
Something is happening in Texas, with the early vote already 94% of the way to the entire number of ballots cast in the Lone Star State in 2016, according to the US Elections Project. The Cook Political Report moved Texas into the toss-up category on Wednesday, a major development in the state worth 38 electoral votes, the second highest in the nation behind California. Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, will campaign in Texas on Friday.
“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.”