There's a commuter alert for anyone taking the Long Island Rail Road this weekend.
There's a commuter alert for anyone taking the Long Island Rail Road this weekend.
President Trump released a videotaped statement Saturday from his hospital suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, assuring the nation that he was feeling better since being admitted the day before, and that he believed he would return to campaign trail “soon.” With polls showing him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential race and just 30 days remaining until Election Day, Trump said he anticipated a quick return to the campaign trail. Questions arose Saturday over when Trump first learned he had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
After getting a coronavirus swab test at a hospital, a U.S. woman began leaking brain fluid from her nose, according to a study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. When the woman later returned to the hospital, complaining of headaches, neck stiffness, light sensitivity, and a persistent metallic taste in her mouth, the doctors behind the study began investigating. Though nasal swab testing for COVID-19 is well-known for causing discomfort, the 40-something woman's experience is the first known case of its kind, according to the study's authors — and it took an unusual set of circumstances to happen.
Germany expects the European Union to impose new sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with an internationally banned nerve agent, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday. Navalny emerged from a coma in early September after suddenly falling ill during a flight in Siberia on Aug. 20 and later being airlifted to Berlin for treatment. German doctors say he was poisoned with Novichok, a Russian nerve agent.
The announcement that President Donald Trump, his wife, and a top White House aide contracted coronavirus threatened, on Friday, to bring unprecedented levels of tumult to the federal government. But even as the president was rushed to the hospital at Walter Reed, for what the White House said would be days of observation, rest and testing, officials inside the administration said they didn't anticipate much of a shakeup in their approach to combating COVID. There would reportedly be no official revised mask policy, which remained encouraged but not required.
A 17-foot, 2-inch great white shark weighing an astounding 3,541 pounds was captured Friday in the Northwest Atlantic by researchers with OCEARCH. Expedition leader Chris Fischer told McClatchy News the shark is more than 50 years old and counts as the largest white shark the nonprofit has tagged in the Northwest Atlantic. It is also among the 12 biggest white sharks he has tagged off Africa and in the Pacific, he said.
A Texas woman has to pay $3.8 million for selling shoplifted merchandise on eBay for 19 years, the Department of Justice said. Kim Richardson, a 63-year-old Dallas resident, pleaded guilty in December and was ordered on Thursday to serve 54 months in federal prison. Richardson "used shoplifting tools to disable security devices and would exit the store by placing the stolen merchandise in a large black bag she carried," a department release said.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said he misspoke Saturday when he said on national television that he had tested positive for COVID-19. During an interview Saturday morning on “Cavuto Live," when asked about three Senate colleagues who had contracted the virus in recent days, Scott said, “I was tested yesterday, I think for the 6th time, and I tested positive again.” Mike Lee of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — have been diagnosed with the virus in recent days.
After President Trump's positive coronavirus test, his coronavirus task force adviser Dr. Scott Atlas predicted he'd make a "complete, full and rapid recovery." Chris Wallace is skeptical. Atlas is on the task force despite specializing in radiology, not public health.
The U.S. Senate race in North Carolina has been thrown into turmoil: The incumbent, Thom Tillis, has COVID-19 and his opponent, Cal Cunningham, has been caught sending extramarital texts. The Democrat's romantic messages to public relations strategist Arlene Guzman Todd were initially exposed by the National File, a right-wing website.
Two women are in police custody in Salt Lake City on suspicion of kidnapping a six-year-old child. The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake said in statements shared on social media that they believed Emily Jolley enlisted the help of her friend Bonnie Jackson to kidnap her biological son, over whom she does not have custody. Both women have spread rhetoric associated with QAnon on Facebook.
Protesters from various opposition political parties across India clashed with police on Friday, as anger over the alleged gang rape and subsequent death of a low caste young woman continued to grow. Two politicians from India's opposition party briefly scuffled with police when they attempted to meet the family members of the victim just outside of her village in Uttar Pradesh. One of those caught up in the protests was member of parliament Kakoli Ghosh.
The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday that two investigations into alleged attacks in Syria in 2016 and 2018 couldn't establish that chemicals were used as weapons in either case. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons issued two reports by its Fact-Finding Mission into attacks in Saraqib in the Idlib region on Aug. 1, 2016, and in Aleppo on Nov. 24, 2018. The report on the Saraqib attack said that open source reports suggested around 30 people, mainly women and children experienced breathing difficulties.
The closure plan, which will also affect universities, seminaries, libraries, museums, theatres, gyms, cafes and hair salons in the Iranian capital, came after Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Coronavirus Taskforce, called for the shutdown to help control the epidemic. Zali warned in an interview on state television that if the spread of the epidemic continues at the current rate in Tehran, there would be a three- to five-fold increase in cases and a rise in the fatality rate to between 1.5% and 3%. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said anyone concealing a COVID-19 infection should face a severe penalty.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in Florida and Pennsylvania – two key battleground states – according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Saturday. Forty-seven percent of likely Florida voters and 49% of likely Pennsylvania voters support Biden, while 42% of likely voters in both states support Trump. Saturday's poll showed a three-percentage-point gain for Trump in Pennsylvania and one-point gain in Florida since a June New York Times/Siena College poll.
The Vatican doubled down Saturday on its intent to pursue continued dialogue with China over bishop nominations, defending a deal it did with the Chinese government in 2018 as necessary to the life of the Catholic Church there, over strong U.S. objections. The Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, gave the Holy See's most authoritative and comprehensive response to critics of the extended accord during a speech marking the 150th anniversary of the arrival in China of Catholic missionaries from an Italian religious order. Parolin insisted that popes as far back as Pius XII had tried to reopen a path of dialogue with Beijing after the communists came to power and expelled foreign missionaries.
President Alexander Lukashenko's government announced that it had drawn up a list of people banned from entering Belarus in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the European Union on Friday. After hours of summit talks, EU member states agreed to sanction about 40 Belarusian officials accused of rigging the Aug. 9 presidential election that handed Lukashenko a sixth term and sparked a wave of mass protests and strikes. Belarus did not name the officials on its sanctions list or which countries they were from.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Christie's case appears to be part of the same outbreak that has resulted in positive tests for President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and several others linked to the White House. Christie helped Trump prepare for his presidential debate against former Vice President Joe Biden earlier this week, and he also attended Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination ceremony at the White House last Saturday.
Egypt's tourism and antiquities minster said on Saturday archaeologists have unearthed dozens of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo. Khalid el-Anany said at least 59 sealed sarcophagi, with mummies inside most of them, were found that had been buried in three wells more than 2,600 years ago. I consider this is the beginning of a big discovery,” el-Anany said, adding that there is an unknown number of coffins that have yet to be unearthed in the same area.
"As relief for airline workers is being advanced, the airline industry must delay these devastating job cuts," she said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rheanna Lawson (@rheannalawson) on Sep 28, 2020 at 5:32pm PDT Flight crew members took to social media to share personal reactions to the furloughs, with hashtags such as "#aastews" and "facingfurlough" flooding Instagram. American Airlines flight attendant Breaunna Ross, 29, delivered a tearful goodbye to passengers over the intercom on a flight before she was furloughed.