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Amid President Donald Trump's opposition to mail-in voting, his campaign for re-election has so far filed lawsuits in several states, including Pennsylvania, Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, and Montana. The president's campaign also filed a motion against members of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, who are suing the state in an attempt to extend the state's deadline for counting their mailed-in ballots, although a federal judge later denied the campaign's request to join the lawsuit. Trump has for months opposed state efforts to make it easier for residents to cast their ballot by mail, arguing without evidence that such plans would lead to widespread voter fraud.
A Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher spent a career building a $425,447 retirement nest egg. Licensed pilot Michael Atkins spent three years convincing her to loan it to him. Now, Atkins will spend four years and three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud and identity theft.
This means the presidency may not be decided by the party that controls the House itself but by the one that controls more state delegations in the chamber. And right now, Republicans control 26 delegations to Democrats' 22, with Pennsylvania tied and Michigan a 7-6 plurality for Democrats, with a 14th seat held by independent Justin Amash. A battle inside the House could be brutal, even more politically bare-knuckled than Trump and Senate Republicans pushing through a Supreme Court nominee days before the election.
Bodycam footage and investigation files obtained by VICE News show some of the Louisville Metro Police Department officers who fired shots during the drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor violating departmental rules. The footage shows three involved officers wandering the scene unescorted, violating a departmental policy that requires involved officers to be escorted by another officer and separated from the other officers involved. One such officer told investigators that he actually interviewed witnesses and can be seen in the footage walking down the stairs that lead to Taylor's upstairs neighbor's apartment.
SOUTH BEND, Indiana – When Amy Coney Barrett's colleagues at the University of Notre Dame Law School learned of her nomination for a federal appeals court seat in 2017, they began signing a letter of support for her confirmation. The letter began circulating on a Thursday, recalled professor Stephen Yelderman, who was traveling and could not immediately sign it. When Yelderman returned to the office after the weekend, his colleagues were quick to approach him.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will be in space during the upcoming general election, but won't let that stop her from voting. "We consider it an honor to be able to vote from space, and so we fill out a form and we vote via absentee ballot," she told the Associated Press. Texas, where most US astronauts live, allows them to vote via a secure electronic ballot, which, once completed, is forwarded to the country clerk by Mission Control.
Flora Westbrooks, owner of Flora's Hair Design, shares what Vice President Pence and Ivanka Trump's visit meant
A woman who authorities say drove a car into a crowd during a Southern California demonstration against police brutality, striking and injuring two people, has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder and assault. The Orange County Sheriff's Department said in a statement late Saturday that 40-year-old Tatiana Turner of Long Beach was booked into jail. Turner drove a car into a crowd at a demonstration against police brutality and systemic racism Saturday that drew protesters and counter-protesters to the city of Yorba Linda, the statement said.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden | Texas Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images More polls on the 2020 presidential race have come in for Texas — and once again, former Vice President Joe Biden is within striking distance of President Donald Trump, who is ahead by only 3% in a New York Times/Siena poll and by 5% in a Quinnipiac poll. Texas is still in play for Biden, but even if Trump ultimately wins the Lone Star State, these polls are an ominous sign for the GOP and underscore the inroads Democrats are making in a state that Republicans can no longer take for granted. Texas' U.S. Senate race is another ominous sign for the GOP.
A Kentucky State Police report couldn't prove if a bullet that struck a Lousiville Metro Police Department officer during a raid came from Breonna Taylor's boyfriend's, Kenneth Walker, gun. Walker admitted to firing a warning shot, after which officers unloaded more than 30 bullets into Taylor's apartment, killing Taylor in her bed. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said on Wednesday the investigation had ruled out "friendly fire" for the bullet that hit an officer.
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials. Police officers talked Parscale out of his Fort Lauderdale home after his wife called police to say that he had multiple firearms and was threatening to hurt himself. Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw said Parscale was hospitalized under the state's Baker Act, which allows anyone deemed to be a threat to themselves or others to be detained for 72 hours for psychiatric evaluation.
A man in Ohio was arrested Friday after federal officials say he posed as a Black Lives Matter leader and used more than $200,000 in donations to a fake non-profit on myriad items, including a home, suits and guns. Investigators said actor and activist Sir Maejor Page, also known as Tyree Conyers-Page, 32, created social media and GoFundMe pages under the name Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta (BLMGA), indicating that it was non-profit, according to an FBI news release. A bank account was set up for BLMGA in 2018, with Page as the sole signatory, the FBI said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks a deal can be reached with the White House on another COVID-19 relief package. Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, are all working to pass the relief package that fell apart in August. Pelosi and Mnuchin have since spoken by phone.
While Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee reportedly do not intend to boycott the confirmation hearing for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, the party's senators will likely do whatever they can to slow the process, Politico reports. Some of the tactics available for Democrats, who believe Republicans set a precedent for blocking Supreme Court nominations in the lead up to a presidential election in 2016, that Politico lists include: invoking the "two-hour" rule — which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.
Hours after Christina Anstead shared a lengthy post on Instagram, Ant Anstead shared his own statement as well. This was the first time the British television personality had publicly commented on his separation from his wife of almost two years, who announced their split via social media on Sept. "Anyone who really knows me knows that I don't like to share private matters publicly," the "Wheeler Dealers" host said.
Kolkata Knight Riders gave Sunrisers Hyderabad a clinical beating by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League on Saturday. Opening batsman Shubman Gill made a solid unbeaten 70 off 62 balls and shared a match-winning 92-run, fourth-wicket stand with England white-ball specialist Eoin Morgan — 42 not out — as Kolkata raced to 145-3 off 18 overs. Hyderabad had been restricted to 142-4 after David Warner elected to bat first, which broke the sequence of teams electing to field after winning the toss in this IPL.
Manny Pacquiao, 41, a senator of the Philippines, could return to the boxing ring in a mega-fight involving Conor McGregor. McGregor tweeted Friday that he would be boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East. Pacquiao's representative Sean Gibbons laughed off the suggestion it had all been agreed, implying that the Irishman may have been drinking when he tweeted.
Tyronn Lue was the frontrunner to succeed Luke Walton, but Lue rejected a three-year offer to coach a team that was coming off a non-playoff finish and was thrust into turmoil when Magic Johnson unexpectedly resigned as president of basketball operations. Vogel, who earned respect for his smart defensive strategy while coaching Indiana but stumbled with mediocre Orlando teams, might not have been the Lakers' second choice. Monty Williams, then an assistant in Philadelphia, was prominent in the mix of candidates, but Williams took a five-year offer from Phoenix while the Lakers sorted through their options.
President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that it will be "a big WIN" for the US if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. "Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court," he wrote, less than a day after nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democrats condemned Trump's message with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeting that the president had all but admitted that he plans to invalidate Obamacare.
Alexander Zverev has won his first match since blowing a two-set lead and losing a fifth-set tiebreaker in the U.S. Open final. Zverev is seeded No. 6 at Roland Garros and came through with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over 91st-ranked Dennis Novak — exactly two weeks after being beaten by Dominic Thiem for the title in New York. Zverev was plagued by double-faults at the U.S. Open but was just fine Sunday, with only two.
LSU All-American cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., who entered this season as one of the top stars in college football, has been ruled out of the No. 6 Tigers' opener Saturday against Mississippi State because of an illness. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said Stingley's illness is not COVID-19 and the sophomore is expected to rejoin football activities after medical treatment and evaluation by doctors. LSU said Stingley became “acutely ill” on Friday night and was hospitalized overnight, but did not immediately provide details on Stingley's symptoms or diagnosis, a common policy because of laws protecting students' medical privacy.
DK Metcalf made an unforgivable blunder by starting his celebration too soon, a textbook example of what not to do. “He had that fluke play today and I told him, never do it again,” Russell Wilson said. Given the chance to redeem himself, Metcalf came through in the final minutes and this time there was no question about the celebration.
The former top manager of President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, Brad Parscale, was taken to a hospital Sunday after his wife reported that he was armed and threatening to harm himself, authorities said. Parscale, 44, had multiple guns when police officers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, arrived at his home, Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw, a police spokeswoman, said in a statement. Greenlaw said Parscale was the only person home at the time.
President Donald Trump spent more than $70,000 to style his hair when he was on "The Apprentice," and he wrote off the costs as a business expense, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Times obtained Trump's tax returns, compiling a much-anticipated report that details how the president has avoided paying taxes for much of the last two decades. According to the bombshell report, Trump paid more than $70,000 on haircuts and styling when he hosted his reality show, "The Apprentice."
“Enfranchising 16-year-olds would be good for them and good for our democracy.”
“At 16, most kids have little awareness of politics, civics, or American history.”
“Voting is habit forming...which underscores the importance of having as stable an environment as possible for the youngest voters.”
“Keeping the voting age at 18 is not a slap at 16-year-olds. It is recognition that an informed electorate is the best kind.”
“When young people’s participation lags badly, issues important to them receive short shrift in the public discourse.”