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At a campaign rally in North Carolina Saturday, President Donald Trump told attendees they'll never see or hear from him again if he loses the election to Joe Biden. In a June interview, Trump refused to say whether he would accept the results of the 2020 election if he did not emerge the winner. Trump made similar remarks in 2016 when he rivaled Hillary Clinton for the presidency: "I don't think I'm going to lose, but if I do, I don't think you're ever going to see me again, folks," Trump said.
A grocery store employee was terminated for helping an elderly woman get her purse back from a burglar, WCAX reported. Amir Shedyak was working during a shift in August when he was told that a woman's purse was stolen by a man, identified as 29-year-old Adrian Moore, who was running across the store's parking lot. A 20-year-old supermarket staff employee in Vermont was fired from his job after stopping a man who tried to steal an elderly woman's purse, WCAX reported.
Several Republican senators have been heavily criticised for their public responses to the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – one of them for sending out fundraising messages just minutes after her death. First-term Iowa senator Joni Ernst, whose chances of re-election are on a knife-edge, expressed her condolences at Justice Ginsburg's passing on Twitter – only for her campaign to send out fundraising messages. Local political news site Iowa Starting Line reported that just 10 minutes after the announcement of Justice Ginsburg's death, the Ernst campaign sent Supreme Court-themed calls for donations by both texts and emails.
Taiwan said on Monday its armed forces have the right to self-defence and counter attack amid "harassment and threats", in an apparent warning to China, which last week sent numerous jets across the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait. Tensions have sharply spiked in recent months between Taipei and Beijing, which claims democratically run Taiwan as its own territory, to be taken by force if needed. Chinese aircraft crossed the mid-line to enter the island's air defence identification zone on Friday and Saturday, prompting Taiwan to scramble jets to intercept them, and President Tsai Ing-wen to call China a threat to the region.
A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Sunday showed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading President Trump by 8 percentage points, 51 percent to 43 percent, among registered voters — the same margin the poll showed in February, before COVID-19, the economic swoon, the anti-racism protests following George Floyd's death, and all the other craziness of 2020. Biden and the Democratic National Committee entered September with $466 million in the bank, a cash advantage of $141 million over Trump and the Republican National Committee's $325 million, The New York Times reported Sunday night, citing newly released campaign finance reports. In the spring, Trump and the RNC had a $187 million lead over Biden and the DNC.
The good news: a major university has doubled the number of women arriving to study computer science in the space of a year. The optimism comes from Durham University, where 45 women are starting a computer science degree this year, up from 22 last year. Prof Sue Black, who mounted a successful campaign to save the wartime coding centre Bletchley Park, has for years been running all sorts of initiatives to get more women involved in technology.
Despite president Donald Trump's claims that a coronavirus vaccine will soon be available, new polling shows that a majority of Americans have no confidence in him to confirm that it is safe. An ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Sunday shows that 69 per cent of Americans do not have confidence in the president vouching for the effectiveness of a vaccine — 53 per cent saying they have no confidence at all in him doing so. Conversely, just nine per cent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the president to confirm the effectiveness of a vaccine, and just 18 per cent have “a good amount” of confidence.
An overnight shooting that left two young people dead and 14 others injured brought further tumult to a city already gripped by civil unrest and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The two people who died — Jaquayla Young and Jarvis Alexander — were 2019 high school graduates. Both were innocent bystanders at a house party that grew out of control, police said.
President Donald Trump on Saturday night asked a group of women supporters if their husbands were aware they were at his campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina. "I hope your husbands are okay with it," Trump said, speaking to a group of women in the crowd on what their husbands think about their attendance. At a campaign rally Saturday night, President Donald Trump asked a group of women supporters if their husbands were "okay" with them being present at the event in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Japan's former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has visited a controversial war memorial just days after stepping down. Mr Abe posted a picture of himself at the Yasukuni Shrine, telling his followers he had gone there to inform the spirits of his resignation. He largely stayed away from the shrine, which honours Japan's war dead, but also convicted war criminals, during his time as prime minister.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden warned Republicans that rushing a vote to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the election would cause “irreversible damage”, and vowed to nominate a black woman to take her seat. The last thing we need is to add is a constitutional crisis that plunges us deeper into the abyss, deeper into the darkness. If we go down this path, I predict it will cause irreversible damage,” he said in a speech in Philadelphia.
If Democrat Mark Kelly defeats incumbent Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona's high-stakes U.S. Senate race, he may not have to wait long to start work in Washington, D.C. Two Republican and Democratic election attorneys agree that state law and Senate practices would make Kelly eligible to take over the seat once held by Sen. John McCain as soon as Nov. 30, when the state election results are expected to be canvassed. If that happens, Kelly would help to narrow Republicans' 53-47 majority in the chamber in a post-election, lame-duck session when the GOP could seek to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday.
Federal buildings in Louisville, Kentucky are set to close from September 21-25 amid the decision of Breonna Taylor's case, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. A judge signed the order on Friday in response to a request from the General Services Administration, which sought to close several buildings in the city to prepare for the "possibility of civil backlash," local outlet WDRB reported. Among the buildings closing for the week is the city's Gene Snyder US Courthouse and Custom House.
After two maids were lured to their boss' home Saturday, one died trying to escape and the other was found chained to a bed, Texas police say. Both women worked as house cleaners at 59-year-old Jose Soriano's Liberty County residence, KPRC reported. The two women went to Soriano's home, but when they arrived, police said he sexually assaulted one of them and chained her by the ankle to the bed with a rope tied around her neck, KTRK reported.
Several hundred "Arizona Republicans for Biden" signs have been damaged or stolen from lawns across the state in recent months, the group who displayed them said. The signs had displayed by a political action committee called "Arizona Republicans Who Believe In Treating Others With Respect." The group's president, Daniel Barker, a former Arizona Court of Appeals judge, told the Arizona Republic that his team had put up 1,000 signs, and they still don't know who's taking them down.
The CDC's weekly report on US COVID-19 deaths breaks down fatalities by age, sex, race, and comorbidities — health conditions that increase a person's risk of a severe case. Because only 6% of Americans who died of COVID-19 had no preexisting conditions, some people think those are the only people who the virus has truly killed. Health problems like diabetes and heart disease make COVID-19 more deadly.
Republican leaders came forcefully following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to urge their senate colleagues to toe the party line and demand the vacancy is filled before the November election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a letter to Republicans on Friday telling them to “keep your powder dry” and avoid falling under pressure to announce their stance on whether the open seat on the nation's highest court should be filled just six weeks ahead of election day. “Over the coming days, we are all going to come under tremendous pressure from the press to announce how we will handle the coming nomination,” the senate majority leader wrote to his colleagues.
A train derailed after coming into contact with debris on the roadbed as it was pulling into a subway station in Manhattan Sunday morning, according to the MTA.
A woman suspected of sending a package containing the poison ricin to the White House has been arrested at the U.S.-Canada border in New York, according to authorities. The package, addressed to President Donald Trump, was intercepted by federal authorities in the past week, a law enforcement official said Saturday. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.
In a Palm Beach County school board meeting earlier this week, elementary school teacher Edith Pride implored parents to behave appropriately during their children's remote school days, which are filmed and recorded. In her three-minute speech, Pride asked parents to "have on proper clothing" and avoid "appearing with big joints" in the background of their children's videoconferences during the school day. Several other Palm Beach County school teachers reported similar incidents of alcohol consumption, partial nudity, or drug use in the background of virtual lessons.
The coronavirus spreads most commonly in the air, through droplets or other tiny respiratory particles that apparently can remain suspended and inhaled, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in new guidance. The smaller particles, known as aerosols, are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes and can be inhaled into someone's nose, mouth, airways or lungs, according to the CDC, which says that, in general, indoor settings without good ventilation increase the risk of contagion. "This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads," the CDC has posted on its website.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday would not rule out impeaching President Donald Trump or Attorney General William Barr if the Senate seeks to push through a Supreme Court nomination during the lame-duck session should Joe Biden win the November election. Speaking with ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi about suggestions some have made that if Democrats win this fall and Republicans move forward on a Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House could move to impeach Trump or Barr in an effort to stall the nomination.
Trump supporters waving flags and chanting slogans staged a rally near a polling center in Fairfax, Virginia, Saturday on the second day of early voting in the state, filmed footage shows. "Some voters, and elections staff, did feel intimidated by the crowd and we did provide escorts past the group," said Gary Scott, the general registrar of Fairfax County. But a local Republican official, Steve Rastatter, denied that protesters had been seeking to intimidate voters and said they had complied with officials' requests to move away.
People in England who break new rules requiring them to self-isolate if they have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19 will face a fine of up to 10,000 pounds ($12,914), Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday. The rules will apply from Sept. 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for the virus or is notified by public health workers that they have been in contact with someone infectious. "People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines," Johnson said in a statement.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) saw a severe decline in the rate of on-time delivery of first-class mail after Louis DeJoy took over as postmaster general, according to new data obtained by the Guardian that provides some of the most detailed insight yet into widespread mail delays this summer. Shortly after taking the helm, DeJoy - a major Republican donor with no prior USPS experience - implemented operational changes he said were intended to make the financially beleaguered agency more efficient. Those changes, which included an effort to get postal trucks to run on time, led to severe delays and widespread public outcry this summer.
“The SAT is emblematic of higher education’s failure to keep up with the times...Just the stuff that systemic racism thrives on.”
“These tests create unnecessary stress for young people already dealing with mental health challenges.”
“Dropping the SAT requirement makes it harder for colleges to compare applicants against a common standard.”
“The best predictor of college success overall is a simple one: high school grades.”
“What matters more is a broader push to help minority students get better educations.”