Democrats raised more than $71 million in the hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death — a sign of the contentious nomination fight that lays ahead.Focus on McConnell »
The company is, in fact, a commercial cover for the CIA's Maritime Branch, according to a former CIA employee. We build these companies from whole cloth, from the ground up,” the former CIA employee told Yahoo News, which is not identifying its name, since it is still used in ongoing covert operations. Maritime Branch is one of the CIA's paramilitary components.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, died Friday at the age of 87. Appointed to the high court in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton, Ginsburg quickly became one of the most respected justices in history, one whose intelligence, incisive opinions and dissents on an increasingly conservative court made her a liberal and feminist icon. The subject of a documentary film that took its title from the initials of her name and referenced the rapper Notorious B.I.G., Ginsburg grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and, after graduating first in her class from Columbia Law School, went on to successfully argue five gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court.
If you litter in this Thai national park, your rubbish may just come back to haunt you. Well, not exactly haunt, but it'll be shipped to your home as a pointed reminder that when out in nature, you had better clean up after yourself. Authorities in the popular Khao Yai National Park near Bangkok will start sending rubbish back to litterers, Thailand's environment minister said.
Gary Kirby, the owner of Westside Sports Bar and Lounge in West Melbourne, Florida, has a no-mask policy for his customers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Customers who refuse to take off their face masks at Kirby's bar will be asked to leave, WESH 2 reported. West Melbourne, which is located in Brevard County, doesn't have mask-wearing enforcement for business owners.
Just 22% of Americans believe this year's presidential election will be “free and fair,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — a disturbing loss of confidence in the democratic process that could foreshadow a catastrophic post-election period with millions of partisans refusing to accept the legitimacy of the results.
All summer long, we've been warned: Yes, Joe Biden is ahead in the polls — but so was Hillary Clinton. Biden is much closer to the magic 50 percent mark — both nationally and in key Electoral College battleground states. According to the latest RealClearPolitics average, Biden is sitting at 49.3 percent in national surveys and has a 6.2 percentage point lead over President Donald Trump.
An Alaska dentist who pulled a woman's tooth while riding a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, embezzlement, and "unlawful dental acts." The video was part of prosecutors' case against Seth Lookhart, who was found guilty of defrauding his customers by administering unnecessary procedures to rack up Medicare charges. Prosecutors are seeking $2.2 million in damanges, and Lookhart could also permanently lose his medical license in the state.
Maria Garcia knows exactly how many days have passed since her daughter disappeared. Sunday marks 854 days without Nancy Troche Garcia, and her mother said she has suffered tremendously through each and every one of them. Nancy was last seen on May 20, 2018, in Asheboro, North Carolina.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Getty/Tom Brenner Hoping to allow for the passage of progressive legislation, advocacy groups renewed calls to end the filibuster this week as Republican lawmakers joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in warning against the idea. "This threat to permanently disfigure, to disfigure the Senate, has been the latest growing drumbeat in the modern Democratic Party's war against our governing institutions," McConnell (R-Ky. said on the Senate floor Monday.
Taxpayers' bills for Trump Organization properties have surpassed $1.1 million, The Washington Post reports. As the Post has consistently reported via Secret Service bills, President Trump and his administration have repeatedly funneled government money to the family's properties throughout his term. That has included above-market rates for rentals that ensured Secret Service agents stayed close to Trump and, most recently, payments to one club that was closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Post's David Fahrenthold reports via the latest round of receipts and invoices.
America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. The already parched West is getting drier and suffering deadly wildfires because of it, while the much wetter East keeps getting drenched in mega-rainfall events, some hurricane related and others not. Climate change is magnifying both extremes, but it may not be the only factor, several scientists told The Associated Press.
China says it is conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait to "protect its sovereignty" as a top US official visits Taiwan. The live-fire drills take place as relations between Beijing and Washington sour and the US shores up its support of Taiwan. China regards self-ruled Taiwan as a breakaway province.
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.
Dr. Anthony Fauci replied in the affirmative on Thursday when asked by MSNBC's Chris Hayes whether he would "take the heat" for any problems with a vaccine. Redfield projected that a vaccine wouldn't be widely available until the new year — a sentiment largely echoed by health experts — but Trump argued one could come sooner. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading US infectious-disease expert, has pledged to "take the heat" for any problems with a vaccine for COVID-19.
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.
Denmark will lower the limit on public gatherings to 50 people from 100 and order bars and restaurants to close early to curb a rise in new COVID-19 infections, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Friday. Denmark has seen daily infections rise in recent weeks after relaxing lockdown measures imposed between March and May. In the last 24 hours, 454 new coronavirus infections have been registered in Denmark, close to an April record of 473.
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.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, couldn't become the first woman to be president. Trump has dug into Joe Biden's running mate ever since she became the first Black woman to be on a major party's presidential ticket. President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his line of attack against Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, saying that "if a woman is going to become the first president of the United States, it can't be her."
In five years aboard the Tropical Hideaway Too, Jerry Ash has ridden out some bad storms before, but Hurricane Sally was different. Anchored at the Perdido Key RV Resort and Marina in Pensacola, Florida, Ash and his compatriots in their similarly tied up sailboats, hunkered down for the night before the winds picked up. “I've been through some bad ones before, but I know better,” Ash said about riding through a hurricane on the boat.
Sen. John Kennedy condemns Schumer and Pelosi's stimulus strategy and says the GOP's relief bill will work, it 'covers all bases'
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.
India's coronavirus case tally surged to 5.4 million as it added 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed on Sunday. The country has posted the highest single-day caseload in the world since early August, and lags behind only the United States, which has 6.7 million cases in terms of total infections. A total of 1,113 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said, taking mortalities to 86,752, which is a relatively low 1.6% of all cases.
A Republican congressman and Senate candidate has foregone any gesture of sympathy upon the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, instead using the occassion to suggest pro-abortion laws she “defended” were responsible for the deaths of “innocent babies”. Georgia representative Doug Collins, who is running to unseat fellow Republican Kelly Loeffler, tweeted his unvarnished message in the hours after Justice Ginsburg's death. “RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws,” he wrote.
A September Quinnipiac University survey showed that Gideon currently holds a 12 percentage point lead in the polls over Collins in a 54%-42% split among likely voters. Gideon's lead appears to be increasing as polling from August by Quinnipiac University had Gideon up by just 4 points. "The tide has turned on Senator Susan Collins, who was so popular in Maine that she won nearly 70 percent of the vote the last time she ran.
Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin were locked in an embrace when they were born at 11:06 a.m. June 11, 2019. Conjoined from their chests to their bellies, the identical twins' arms wrapped around one another as they were carefully lifted from their mother's womb at Michigan Medicine's Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor, said Dr. Marcie Treadwell, director of Michigan Medicine's Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center. About 14 months later, the twins returned to Ann Arbor, where they underwent an 11-hour surgery Aug. 5 at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, becoming the first known set of conjoined twins to be successfully separated in Michigan.
“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.”