NWS: Highly confident Delta will make landfall between Lake Charles and Lafayette
NWS: Highly confident Delta will make landfall between Lake Charles and Lafayette
An evangelical pastor called Kamala Harris “Hillary Clinton in blackface” in a shocking exchange following the vice presidential debate with Mike Pence. Darrell Scott made the offensive comment while appearing as a guest on Laura Ingraham's Fox News show The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday. Mr Scott and Scott Bolden, former chair of the DC Democratic State Committee, were discussing the Democratic vice-presidential nominee's comments on Black Lives Matter protests which occurred across the US.
Thirteen people have been arrested on charges of plotting to kidnap the Democrat governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, and violently overthrow the state government. The FBI announced on Thursday that they had an informant inside the gang, who allegedly approached a Michigan militia for support in their scheme. Joe Gasper, head of Michigan state police, said the plot and subsequent arrests were "unprecedented".
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday that a decision by Poland to impose a hefty fine on Gazprom for its part in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project was taken to please Washington, Interfax news agency reported. Poland on Wednesday fined the Russian gas giant more than 29 billion zlotys ($7.6 billion) for building the pipeline without Warsaw's approval. Russia's energy projects have become increasingly politicised since Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
Conservative pundit Rick Santorum on Wednesday interrupted CNN's Gloria Borger in an effort to defend Vice President Mike Pence, who was also accused of interrupting women. Following the 2020 vice presidential debate, Borger reflected on Pence's habit of interrupting both Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and moderator Susan Page. But before Borger could make her point, Santorum interrupted.
North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham inched back into the public sphere on Wednesday, a day after The Associated Press reported the Democratic contender had an intimate encounter this summer with a public relations consultant. Within hours of the military disclosing that it is investigating Cunningham, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, he rejected the idea that the race with Republican Sen. Thom Tillis had turned into a referendum on his character, even while expressing remorse for extramarital activity. "I've made it clear that I've hurt my family and that I've disappointed my supporters, and I'm taking responsibility for that,” Cunningham told WNCN-TV, which found him in the parking lot of a Raleigh coffee shop.
Facebook has removed hundreds of fake accounts tied to right-wing group Turning Point USA, which enlisted a now-banned marketing group to flood comment sections of news stories to attack Joe Biden and Democrats while praising Donald Trump. The social media company announced on Thursday that marketing firm Rally Forge had worked with Turning Point USA to make 200 profiles and 55 pages on the platform and 76 on Instagram, beginning in 2018 and continuing through 2020. Facebook said the accounts violated the company's polices about “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” that relied “on real people, not automation” to “create the perception of wide-spread support of their narratives by leaving comments on posts by media entities and public figures.”
Trump said broader coronavirus relief talks are back on only two days after he abruptly ended them. "Now they are starting to work out, we're starting to have some very productive talks," he said in a Fox Business interview. Mnuchin and Pelosi have been discussing a separate piece of legislation to rescue the airline industry, and the speaker has already rejected direct payments as a standalone measure.
The Chilean government is keeping close tabs on a large fleet of Chinese fishing vessels that has stirred up controversy further north along the Pacific coast of South America, Foreign Minister Andres Allamand said on Thursday. Allamand said Chile´s Defense Ministry and Navy were monitoring the advance of the fleet in order to protect the "sovereignty" of the country´s exclusive economic zone. The boats, previously fishing for giant squid near the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, angered the domestic fishing industry in Peru last month and sparked a Twitter war between Washington and Beijing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio warned there would be “no tolerance” for violence after a night of furious protests in the city's Orthodox community over new shutdown orders in Brooklyn and Queens — which will take effect Thursday morning. Neighborhoods in so-called “red zones” where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading will face closure of nonessential businesses, strict limits on houses of worship, and a ban on gatherings under orders issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Infection rates have surged, in some cases as high as 8 percent, as city and state leaders nervously stare down a potential second wave of the virus in a city that lost close to 24,000 lives and once formed the national epicenter of the Covi...
Clashes between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the region since Sept. 27 have killed hundreds in the worst escalation of hostilities since 1994 when a truce ended a war that raged for several years. Nagorno-Karabakh lies inside Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia for more than a quarter-century. Stepanakert, the territory's capital, has been under intense attacks in recent days.
President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on any suggestion his son, Don Jr, could run for mayor of New York City, saying he "wouldn't have a chance of winning". "No, I hope [he doesn't run] because he couldn't win as a Republican," said Mr Trump, when asked by Fox Business host, Maria Bartiromo, if Don Jr might throw his hat into the ring in the 2021 race. Mr Trump, who appears frequently on Fox, had been discussing the elimination of cash bail in New York, a policy he claimed has "destroyed" the city.
A conservative commentator interrupted the only woman on a CNN panel while defending Mike Pence against accusations that he repeatedly spoke over Kamala Harris during Wednesday night's vice presidential debate. Former GOP senator and Trump supporter Rick Santorum appeared on the network to discuss the clash between Ms Harris, 55, and Mr Pence, 61, both of whom went head-to-head on a number of key issues ahead of November's election. Following the contest, Mr Pence was accused of repeatedly cutting in on his rival, with a CBS News analysis showing that he made twice as many interruptions (10-5) as Ms Harris, and spoke for two minutes longer.
In a year of the coronavirus pandemic, military conflicts, democratic backsliding and accelerating climate change, Friday's announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is being awaited as a chance to impart hope to a world in turmoil. From climate activists to political dissidents to international organizations, there is no shortage of causes or candidates for the Norwegian Nobel Committee to consider for what arguably remains the world's most prestigious prize. The committee in Oslo maintains absolute secrecy on who it favors as the person or group that has done the most to promote peace, but that has never stopped speculation ahead of the announcement.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted 70-plus people for his daughter's wedding in Atlanta, breaking state COVID-19 rules. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was also reportedly at the event. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted more than 70 guests for his daughter's wedding in Atlanta in late May, despite COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.
Bella Hadid debuted a new hairstyle on Tuesday when she was photographed walking around New York City with chunky, orange-blonde highlights. Both the hairstyle and her outfit could have been plucked straight from the early 2000s. She wore a vintage Dolce and Gabbana tank top, gray sweatpants, plastic-rimmed glasses, and sneakers.
The first thing to know is that conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye, has many potential causes. The cause for any particular patient cannot be diagnosed properly without knowing the patient's medical history or conducting an in-person ophthalmic examination, said Dr. Kathryn Colby, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone Health. Even the word "conjunctivitis" is a catchall that simply means there is redness and inflammation on the surface of the eye.
"Come here tomorrow we're gonna be talking about the 25th Amendment, but not to take attention away from the subject we have now," Pelosi said. The 25th Amendment's Section 4 offers a path to stripping a president of power if, for instance, his Cabinet believes he has become incapacitated, but this has never been invoked.
During a live phone-in on Fox Business, Donald Trump complained again that not enough of his political enemies have been arrested – and said attorney general Bill Barr could find himself in “a sad situation” if he doesn't start rounding them up. The blunt warning comes after Mr Trump left Walter Reed Medical Centre and returned to Twitter with a blizzard of angry tweets and retweets, many of them calling for the indictment of Obama administration figures. The president's rambling and ill-tempered interview with Maria Bartiromo on Thursday saw him run through a long list of his usual grievances, but he was particularly rancorous on the subject of supposed Obama-era “crimes” against him for which he wants to see his predecessor indicted, along with Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and many others.
The Twitter account of Al Masirah TV, the main television news outlet run by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement, was suspended on Wednesday. Al Masirah on its Telegram channel on Wednesday night said: "Twitter took steps to suspend the accounts of al-Masirah without giving reasons". Twitter could not immediately be reached for comment, but the @MasirahTV Twitter page now says "Account suspended" for violating the rules of the social media platform, with no posts visible.