Retired Adm. William McRaven said in an op-ed that while he’s a "pro-life, pro-Second Amendment" conservative, he's backing Democrat Joe Biden for president.'The world no longer looks up to America' »
Danish submarine killer Peter Madsen took a female psychologist hostage and then escaped from prison in Copenhagen on Tuesday, keeping police at bay for nearby two hours after he wore what police feared was an explosives belt strapped around his abdomen. "There is nothing at this point to indicate that (the belt) contained explosives... We think it was fake," Copenhagen Vestegns police inspector Mogens Lauridsen said, adding that an investigation was underway to be certain.
A divided Supreme Court rejected a Pennsylvania Republican effort to curtail mail-in voting, but experts say the Democratic victory may be short-lived — and confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would be a "disaster for Democrats." With Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's three liberals, the court split 4-4 to reject a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to block an order from the state's Supreme Court allowing mail-in ballots to be counted if they are received within three days of Election Day — even if they do not have a clear postmark.
It's unclear how she survived for 12 days, and her sister told ABC News that Courtier was found covered in bruises and had lost weight. A 38-year-old woman who was missing in Utah's Zion National Park for 12 days was found alive over the weekend and has been reunited with her family. Holly Courtier, from California, was found on Sunday by park rangers, according to the National Parks Service.
More than 50 former intelligence officials wrote a public letter Monday saying they were "deeply suspicious" that Russia could be involved with the dubious New York Post stories published recently about Joe Biden's son Hunter. In the letter, first reported by Politico, the former officials said they believed the information at the center of the stories had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation." "It is high time that Russia stops interfering in our democracy," the officials wrote.
Restaurants and shops in the European Union could be barred from marketing products as "veggie burgers" or "vegan sausage" if farmers get their way in a debate this week in the European parliament. The European Parliament cannot impose the changes on its own, but would adopt a position ahead of negotiations with the bloc's member countries. The European Court of Justice already banned the likes of "soy milk" and "vegan cheese" three years ago, ruling terms such as milk, cream, butter, cheese and yoghurt cannot be used for non-dairy products.
A federal appellate court panel ruled Monday that Texas does not have to give voters a chance to correct issues with their ballots nor inform them if a ballot was rejected until after the election. The ruling allows election officials to reject ballots over mismatched signatures without allowing voters to correct the problem — or even notifying them of the pending rejection. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled last month that the state's process for verifying signatures on mail-in ballots "plainly violates certain voters' constitutional rights" and was "inherently fraught with error with no recourse for voters."
President Trump is attempting to recycle attacks he used on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, but they are failing to land on Joe Biden.
The claim: Kamala Harris failed the bar exam on her first attempt, while Amy Coney Barrett graduated at the top of her law school class Some of the most-watched moments from Judge Amy Coney Barrett's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee were her exchanges with Sen. Kamala Harris. One user took to Facebook to compare the qualifications of the conservative Supreme Court nominee and the Democratic vice presidential nominee. "Kamala Harris failed the bar 1st time.
Donald Trump revved up a rally crowd in battleground Arizona by declaring CNN hosts "dumb bastards" for the amount of coronavirus coverage on the cable network. He opened his first of two Monday campaign events in the state by declaring, as he reportedly did on a call with campaign staff earlier, the American people are "over" the virus – even as it spreads anew in most states. They're getting tired of the pandemic, aren't we?
The USS Zumwalt test-launched an SM-2 missile at a test range in California, testing the ship's ability to defend itself against cruise missiles. The Zumwalt was commissioned four years ago, but its combat system hasn't worked until earlier this year. The US Navy destroyer USS Zumwalt fired a missile for the first time during a recent weapons test, the Navy announced Monday.
Prosecutors in Taiwan have charged the captain of a fishing boat with ordering the killing of four suspected Somali pirates eight years ago. The suspect said the alleged Somali pirates shot at his boat and three other boats fishing in the area, before one of the fishing boats managed to knock the men into the sea. Despite knowing the men had no way of defending themselves at this point, the suspect told officials he ordered his Pakistani security guards to shoot them so that they could not get away and ask other pirates to hijack his vessel, prosecutors said.
When former LifeLock spokesperson Rudy Giuliani approached Fox News with the trove of emails he alleged had been retrieved from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, the network declined to run the story over concerns about its credibility, according to a new report. Giuliani previously told The New York Times that he had chosen to place the material with The New York Post because "either nobody else would take it, or if they took it, they would spend all the time they could to try to contradict it before they put it out." The Post, a sister company of Fox News, published the unverified emails in a Wednesday exposé, which drew widespread blowback for its dubious sourcing.
A woman in her 30s died of COVID-19 while on a commercial flight from Arizona to Texas, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced on Sunday. According to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, the woman, from Garland, Texas, died on July 25 while the plane was parked outside the airport in Arizona. Prior to her death, the woman had difficulty breathing and was given supplemental oxygen before the flight had taken off, according to the report.
When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate's party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state. Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state's Senate seats.
Singapore Airlines will start a new route between Singapore and New York that will take the title of the world's longest flight when it launches in November. Flights will utilize New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport instead of Newark Liberty International, adding an extra two nautical miles to the route. Singapore Airlines suspended flights to the New York area on March 28 as the pandemic reached its peak and global borders closed.
President Donald Trump on Monday mocked Joe Biden's son, Hunter over his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction while praising his own children at a campaign rally in Arizona. "Can you imagine if Don Jr had the problems of 'where's Hunter'?" Mr Trump, 74, told hundreds of supporters at a Make America Great Again event at Prescott Regional Airport. The president appeared to be suggesting that if his son Don Jr, 42, had drug problems "they wouldn't allow me to run".
An attempted armed robbery was caught by the surveillance cameras at a Lauderhill condominium. Lauderhill police would like the public's help in catching the would-be armed robbers. This occurred at 10:23 a.m. last Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Castle Apartments, 4751 NW 21st St. Video shows someone opening the trunk of a car when suddenly, three men emerge from a silver Kia Sportage parked nearby.
Kanye West has dropped an additional $3 million on his doomed presidential bid — and he raised, well, not quite as much. The rapper's September FEC report showed that he spent another $3 million of his own money on the campaign, and he raised a grand total of $2,782, per reporter Ben Jacobs. Thus far, West has spent nearly $10 million on his campaign. Kanye West just filed his FEC report for September.
With the clock fast counting down, key US policymakers were set to meet later Tuesday in what could be the final round of talks before time runs out to approve a rescue package ahead of the November 3 election. Economists say the coronavirus-ravaged US economy has held up well because of the massive injection of about $3 trillion in support for businesses and households, but needs more support to avert another downturn. The talks between the White House and congressional Democrats have dragged on for months with little progress, and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday there were only 48 hours left to realistically agree on the package that could be approved before the election.
Donald Trump has said he will participate in the final head-to-head presidential debate on Thursday night, despite complaining of new conditions and topics announced by organisers. On board the Air Force One, Mr Trump told reporters that he will participate but noted that “it's very unfair that they changed the topics and it's very unfair that again we have an anchor who's totally biased.” The debate is scheduled for 9pm EST on Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, and is going to be moderated by NBC's Kristen Welker.
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, is an infectious diseases doctor and medical epidemiologist living in the Congress Heights area of Washington, DC. It's been an easy process so far, though she did experience mild side effects like soreness in her arm and fatigue. It's impossible to determine exactly when the results will be ready, says Dr. Fitzpatrick, who believes we should stop listening to politicians talk about science because it leads to fear and misinformation.
Election Day is two weeks away, and Americans are voting early at a record pace As of Tuesday, at least34 million voters have already cast their ballots, according to the U.S. Elections Project, which is tracking early voting data. That number is based on data from all but four states — Idaho, New York, Missouri and Arkansas — which the project says haven't reported numbers. The project also says more than 83 million people have requested absentee ballots in a year where a record number of Americans are expected to vote by mail due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
With just a couple of weeks to go until the US elections, Joe Biden's lead over Donald Trump is becoming narrower – particularly in key swing states where both campaigns are devoting most of their attention. Mr Trump visited Pennsylvania for only his second rally after recovering from coronavirus, and is already scheduled to return there later on Tuesday when he will reportedly be joined by First Lady Melania Trump. And according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday, Mr Biden's lead in the crucial state has dropped to just four percentage points, with 49 per cent of likely voters backing him compared to 45 per cent for Mr Trump.
Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN's senior legal analyst pending what the cable network is calling a “personal matter.” Vice reported earlier Monday that Toobin had exposed himself during a Zoom meeting with staffers of the New Yorker and WNYC radio. In a statement Monday afternoon, the New Yorker said Toobin had been “suspended while we investigate the matter.”
“Until solar and wind power take more of the energy load, I like not paying an arm and a leg to heat my house.”
“It is imperative to ramp down greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible.”
“Any kind of ban on fracking would cause severe damage to our stressed economy.”
“Climate scientists are urging us to leave all fossil fuels in the ground so that they’ll never be burned. That includes natural gas.”
“Any immediate economic repercussions to the economy can be offset if oil-and-gas companies are made to pay their fair share.”