Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento was evacuated shortly after 6 p.m., when shots were fired near one of the mall's entrances, a police spokesman said.Gunman at large »
GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman slammed President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans in a recent interview with Forbes, saying that the party's refusal to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden's win is a "massive grift." "They're worried about committee assignments, they're worried about the team," Riggleman said of Republicans who are standing with the president. Riggleman, a first-term lawmaker representing Virginia's 5th Congressional district, was defeated in his June renomination bid and will leave Congress in January 2021.
Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos, died Friday at the age of 46 following injuries sustained in a fire more than a week ago. Hsieh was injured in a fire on November 18 in New London, Connecticut, a spokesperson for his company confirmed to Insider. The fire was still under investigation as of Saturday, New London Fire Chief Thomas Curcio told Insider.
Uzbekistan plans to repatriate another group of its citizens, mostly women and children, from Syria where they are staying at crowded camps with other families of Islamic State fighters, an Uzbek government source told Reuters on Friday. A government delegation from Tashkent has visited the Al-Hol and Roj camps in the Kurdish-controlled part of Syria and met over 100 Uzbeks staying there to discuss their return home, the source said. Most of those people are women and children under three years of age who "live in deplorable conditions and have difficulties with access to drinking water, food and medical care", according to the source.
A decorated Afghan Air Force pilot who had saved American lives is now in hiding in Afghanistan from the Taliban after the US military suddenly changed course and denied his emergency request to seek refuge in America late last month. “I cannot go backward,” Maj. Mohammed Naiem Asadi, 32, told military news site Stars and Stripes, which broke the news. Stars and Stripes accessed documents which showed the Pentagon initially approved the request from Mr Asadi, who reportedly killed more Taliban fighters than anyone else in the Afghan Air Force and helped protect an American pilot who crashed their plane in northern Afghanistan this summer.
On Nov. 2, police received a call from a local jewelry salesman, Jay Brett Rind, reporting an accidental shooting at his apartment in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. According to an affidavit filed in court on Nov. 5, Rind told dispatchers that he'd met an old friend, 21-year fire department veteran James Gilliard, for dinner to offer him the “deal of a lifetime.” Rind planned to move to Mexico, and suggested he give his old pal, whom he'd met years prior when Gilliard owned a local pawn shop, two guns.
An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 among animals and workers. Oregon Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Andrea Cantu-Schomus declined to say which county the farm is in or how many workers have tested positive, citing federal health privacy rules. The farm has about 12,000 animals, she said.
Supporters of exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Friday they would lobby state prosecutors in several European countries to investigate accusations of torture by Belarusian authorities. Belarus has been rocked by months of anti-government protests after veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election that his opponents say was rigged, a charge he denies. Western countries have accused Belarusian security forces of using excessive force in their crackdown on the protesters and have imposed sanctions targeting specific officials.
US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday declined to become involved in a case that took aim at Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, The Monroe Star-News reported. In the spring, Central, Louisiana, Pastor Tony Spell openly violated Edwards's order prohibiting gatherings larger than 10 people. Spell sued local and state officials, claiming the order was in violation of his First Amendment rights, also claiming he had been harassed by officials according to the Associated Press.
Outgoing president Donald Trump has shrugged off his latest election lawsuit defeat in Pennsylvania by falsely claiming he won the state "by a lot". Mr Trump alleged, without evidence, that president-elect Joe Biden's votes in Pennsylvania were created "out of thin air" in early morning tweet on Saturday. The post, flagged by Twitter as misleading, came hours after a Philadelphia federal court dismissed his legal team's challenge to the election result there.
Chartered United Airlines flights from Brussels to Chicago are carrying Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Wall Street Journal. The flights represent one leg of a chain, which will extend from Chicago to distribution hubs around the US. Pfizer's vaccine must be stored in -103 degrees Fahrenheit, so the flights reportedly have special FAA approval to carry 15,000 pounds of dry ice.
The latest information from the Hermit Kingdom comes from South Korean lawmakers, who spoke to reporters on Friday after having a private meeting with the National Intelligence Service NIS , the country's chief intelligence agency. The other person was allegedly a top government official who was caught violating restrictions placed on goods from outside the country amid the pandemic, AP reported. North Korea's economy has borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic as the country was forced to seal its border with its biggest trading partner, China, back in January.
White rice is highly processed and can spike blood sugar levels, which may increase the risk of diseases like diabetes if eaten regularly, like every day. Because of how the body processes white rice, Harvard Medical School has said that it has the same effect as eating "pure table sugar," which is not great for overall health. It's not as healthy to eat white rice as it is to eat brown rice or less processed alternatives that contain more nutrients, protein, and fiber.
Donald Trump is reportedly weighing whether to launch a 2024 re-election bid on the day of Joe Biden's inauguration. On Saturday, The Daily Beast cited three sources who confirmed he is considering a 2024 run, and two of them said he had floated the idea of holding an event on 20 January. According to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter, the president has privately bragged that he would still remain in the spotlight, even if Mr Biden is in the Oval Office, because the media finds Mr Biden “boring.”
Spirit Airlines inaugurated service between Newark and Boston on November 18, becoming the fifth carrier on the busy route. The two daily flights join a competitive sector dominated by American, Delta, United, and JetBlue, primarily serving business travelers and offering bonus perks for flyers. We flew on the first flight from Newark to Boston to see if Spirit's dirt-cheap fares held up to the competition on the 200-mile route.
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.
The eastern United States is bracing itself for the first heavy storm of the season, with torrential downpour and snow expected from Tennessee to Michigan on Monday, and rain then drenching neighbouring regions. The storm is expected to form over the deep south on Sunday, with heavy rain. Strong to severe thunderstorms could also develop in the warm, humid air ahead of the storm from the southeast on Sunday to the eastern Mid-Atlantic on Monday.
In September, Christopher Blackwell married his fiancée Chelsea Moore at the Monroe Correctional Complex. Blackwell is incarcerated in the Washington state prison, and there were a number of constraints placed on the ceremony. The couple wasn't allowed to stand less than six feet apart, Christopher and George, the wedding's witness, were strip-searched, and Chelsea even had her dress and heels measured.
Arizona legislators and lawyers for President Donald Trump will hold a meeting at a downtown hotel on Monday to discuss the election as they continue to dispute his defeat earlier this month despite there being no evidence of widespread fraud. The gathering may rally Trump supporters and provide counter-programming on the same morning Arizona's secretary of state is scheduled to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state, but it is unclear how legislators could do much of anything about the outcome of the race. While the Trump campaign and state Republican Party have filed election lawsuits in Maricopa County, they have not put forward evidence of fraud and judges have so far tossed out the cases.
Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said she has to keep "piles of cash" at home due to US sanctions. She said: "The government is paying me cash for my salary because I don't have a bank account." Lam earns $672,000 per year and is one of the highest-paid leaders in the world, according to the BBC.
A Pennsylvania college basketball player described as a "team leader" has died in a Thanksgiving day car crash. Jermaine Knight, of Stewartsville, New Jersey, died on Thursday after the car he was travelling in overturned in Harmony Township, authorities said. Knight, 20, represented Philadelphia's Rosemont College as a point guard.
With Justice Amy Coney Barrett anchoring a new, arch-conservative majority of justices, Chief Justice John Roberts is no longer the one in power. In the first major public act of Donald Trump's Supreme Court, the majority ruled against New York attendance restrictions to religious services to limit the spread of COVID-19. Barrett's arrival in the seat held by Ruth Bader Ginsburg means the chief's vote is no longer necessary if conservatives are seeking expansive rulings in the cultural and social issues that matter to them.
Last week, Pfizer and BioNTech filed for emergency authorization of their coronavirus vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration. Once a vaccine is authorized, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will go through the information on the vaccine and vote on whether to "recommend the vaccine and, if so, who should receive it." Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, told CNN on Friday that Biden "is leaving it to the public health experts and scientists to figure out how best to allocate the limited supply first."
Black Friday sales at Macy's New York flagship store are an annual tradition, kicking off the holiday shopping season. To understand how Black Friday 2020 compares to years past, one only needs to look at Macy's New York flagship store. The store's Black Friday deals — typically kicking off after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade — are a symbolic start to the holiday shopping season across America.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan does not appear to have the votes to retain his role, the Better Government Association says.
“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.”