A 47-year-old man in Oregon has been charged with murder in the Nov. 23 shooting death of a Black teenager in an Ashland hotel parking lot.Details of the tragic incident »
McConnell's plan, Bloomberg notes, appears to be a tweaked version of his previous $500 billion proposal (although the full price tag is not yet known), with funds earmarked for a second round of the Payroll Protection Program and coronavirus vaccine distribution and development. It doesn't seem likely to serve as an overture to Democrats and instead caters to several Republican senators by including measures like COVID-19 liability shields for businesses, which the other side of the aisle opposes. Unlike the bipartisan framework from earlier in the day, McConnell's bill does not include any money for state, local, and tribal governments, another nod toward Republicans who remain staunchly opposed to the notion.
Republicans attempting to undo President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Pennsylvania asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up their lawsuit, three days after it was thrown out by the highest court in the battleground state. In the request to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of northwestern Pennsylvania and the other plaintiffs are asking the court to prevent the state from certifying any contests from the Nov. 3 election, and undo any certifications already made, such as Biden's victory. They maintain that Pennsylvania's expansive vote-by-mail law is unconstitutional because it required a constitutional amendment to authorize its provisions.
A Chicago man has been charged with murder after a fight over some Thanksgiving leftovers. James Dixon, 28, allegedly stabbed 52-year-old Vincell Jackson as the man was being escorted out of a house following a holiday gathering. Dixon reportedly put his hands in Thanksgiving leftovers being served Friday at a home where Jackson was the boyfriend of the host.
While the US and its allies have been fighting in the Middle East, the Chinese military has been paying close attention, especially to US special operations. As a result, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is increasingly investing resources in its own special-operations forces. So with everyone gearing up for great power competition, how do Chinese special operations measure up against the US's and what are the biggest difference between the two?
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded his troops on Monday for ousting a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigrayan forces said they were still resisting amid fears of a protracted guerrilla conflict. The nearly month-long war has killed hundreds and probably thousands of people, sent refugees into Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, and stirred rivalries among Ethiopia's myriad ethnic groups. Federal forces captured regional capital Mekelle at the weekend and declared victory over the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), a guerrilla movement-turned-political party that dominated national government for nearly three decades until 2018.
On Tuesday Gabriel Sterling of the Georgia Secretary of State's Office spoke forcefully against post-election threats and rhetoric directed at election staff.
All Americans will be vaccinated against the coronavirus within six months, and some within weeks, according to Operation Warp Speed's supply, production and distribution director. Speaking on Monday, Lieutenant General Paul Ostrowski said all Americans who wanted a Covid-19 vaccine “at that time” would do so. “A hundred percent of Americans that want the vaccine will have had the vaccine by that point in time,” said Lt. Ostrowski to MSNBC's Yasmin Vossoughian.
Republicans are already signaling they won't vote to confirm Neera Tanden, President-elect Joe Biden's choice to run the Office of Management and Budget, next year — and some have even cast doubt on whether she'll receive a committee hearing. One reason for their antipathy is her prolific activity on Twitter, which includes a fair amount of criticism of GOP lawmakers. Indeed, it appears Tanden was expecting this, since she has seemingly deleted a fair number of tweets over the last few weeks.
A photo of a hospital's alternative care site in Reno, Nevada, is being misrepresented on social media to fuel the false narrative that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax, even as cases surge in the state. Renown Regional Medical Center has been the primary target of renewed conspiracy theories online suggesting that hospitals are empty and the virus is not as dangerous as top medical officials say it is. The hospital opened an alternative care site with two floors of supplemental hospital beds inside a parking structure on Nov. 12 to accommodate an overflow in COVID-19 cases if needed.
A lawsuit in Michigan pushed by allies of President Donald Trump is seeking to fight what voters decided and declare him the winner of the state's electoral votes. To bolster its case, it included an affidavit from Navid Keshavarz-Nia, a cybersecurity expert who alleged that election data indicated widespread fraud. The affidavit said President-elect Joe Biden won "more than 100% of the votes" in a county that doesn't exist.
A senior British minister said on Tuesday there was still a chance of a turbulent Brexit without a trade deal as talks with the European Union had snagged on fishing, governance rules and dispute resolution. Just 30 days before Britain leaves the EU's orbit following a standstill transition period since it formally quit the bloc, the sides are trying to agree a trade deal to avoid a rupture that could snarl almost $1 trillion in annual trade. With each side urging the other to compromise, a French official said Britain must clarify its positions and "really negotiate", and cautioned that the EU would not accept a "substandard deal".
Disputing President Donald Trump's persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election. Barr's comments, in an interview with the The Associated Press, contradict the concerted effort by Trump, his boss, to subvert the results of last month's voting and block President-elect Joe Biden from taking his place in the White House. Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they've received, but “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
A group of Ohio GOP legislators have filed 12 articles of impeachment against Gov. Mike DeWine over the state's coronavirus-related restrictions, according to The Washington Post. The group alleges that the DeWine administration has enacted unconstitutional orders to further prevent the virus's transmission throughout the state. Reps.
She took care of COVID-19 patients through the pandemic's first wave in New Jersey. She inserted intravenous lines, pushed fluids, held some patients as they died and helped others to survive at the nursing home where she works. Above all, she followed safety protocols – neither she nor any member of her family became sick.
You wait for ages for an era-defining monolith created by an unseen alien race to appear out of nowhere – then two turn up at once. After the mysterious emergence of a shiny metallic plinth in the Utah desert piqued the imaginations of sci-fi fans across the world last week, another appeared in rural Romania just a few days later. The objects in Utah and Piatra Neamt have touched off international sci-fi speculation, recalling the classic 1968 Stanley Kubrick film "2001: A Space Odyssey."
Attorney General William Barr revealed the Department of Justice has been investigating allegations of voter fraud but has not uncovered evidence of enough to have changed the results of the US presidential election. It comes as the campaign of Donald Trump filed its long-promised lawsuit in Wisconsin in an attempt to invalidate hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots in two Democrat-leaning counties. Trump himself, meanwhile, is reportedly considering pardoning his personal attorney - former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has led his disastrous legal challenge to Joe Biden's election victory - before he leaves office in January.
Leaked documents reveal that China significantly underreported the number of coronavirus cases in the early stages of the pandemic. Health data from Chinese health authorities leaked to CNN shows that officials in the Hubei province, where the virus is believed to have originated, failed to report thousands of new daily cases. On February 10 — when China reported 2,478 new cases — officials privately recorded 5,918 new cases, more than double the published figure.
Supermodel Bella Hadid's Thanksgiving mac and cheese is getting a lot of attention and not the positive kind. Some fans are saying that Hadid's soupy mac and cheese looks like a dessert instead of pasta. Hadid shared an Instagram video of rigatoni pasta swimming around in watery cheese sauce.
Allies of President Donald Trump want a federal court in Michigan to force state leaders to set aside election results and award its 16 electoral votes to the president. A separate conservative group also wants the Michigan Supreme Court to invalidate the results that show President-elect Joe Biden won the state. The latest lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of Michigan and before the state's highest court, rely on unfounded allegations of widespread fraud and misconduct that judges in the state and across the country have previously rejected.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that there was "no reason" Congress couldn't quickly agree on a new stimulus bill. Democrats and Republicans have been at an impasse for months, with Republicans seeking a slimmer deal and Democrats looking for more. Time is short: Congress is meeting for a short session due to end by Christmas, and lawmakers also have to avert a government shutdown next week.
Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collected 7,389 blood samples from routine donations to the American Red Cross between Dec. 13, 2019 and Jan. 17, 2020. Of the samples, 106 contained coronavirus antibodies, suggesting those individuals' immune systems battled COVID-19 at some point. A total of 39 donations carrying coronavirus antibodies came from residents in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington and 67 samples from the more eastern states of Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.
A restaurant in Dallas, Texas, quickly went viral after a video of the owner raising his voice at Black women who were dancing was uploaded to social media. The women were allegedly twerking and dancing on the furniture when Kevin Kelley, the owner, approached them. “I invested a lot of money into buying this building, into developing this concept so Black people could have somewhere nice to go to,” said Kelley.
"She grabbed a jug of five-pound hand sanitizer and launched it at me while I was holding my son." That's when the nearly 60-year-old grandma grabbed whatever she could including a table, flipped it, and pushed it toward the woman to defend her family and her business.
Fox News host Sean Hannity, a loyal defender of Donald Trump, has suggested that the outgoing president should move to use the presidential pardon for his own protection against a supposed legal onslaught from the incoming Biden administration. However, legal experts have reiterated that presidents cannot pardon themselves. During a discussion about unfounded theories that this year's presidential election was stolen from Mr Trump, Mr Hannity raised the spectre of an endless legal “witch hunt” against Mr Trump, his family and his close allies.
Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova said former top US cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs should be "taken out at dawn and shot" and "drawn and quartered". Krebs was fired by Trump last month after saying that the November 3 election was "the most secure in American history" and dismissed the outgoing president's baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud. DiGenova's comments come after Rudy said Giuliani in a recent interview with Fox News that someone should "cut the head off" the Democratic Party while making a throat-slashing gesture.
“This metastasizing debt crisis has had tremendous social costs. An entire generation has been set back.”
“It is not the government’s job to step in and rescue those who took on more debt than their future incomes would support.”
“Many student-borrowers need relief, but well-off borrowers who are thriving — thanks to their college degrees — do not.”
“It will stimulate the lagging economy. And though not everyone will directly benefit, the country as a whole will improve.”
“Canceling student debt would cost billions of dollars each year and would exacerbate, not lessen, economic inequalities.”