Elected officials say there may be a coronavirus spike in September
Elected officials say there may be a coronavirus spike in September
On Thursday night, a series of Fox News hosts and commentators readily acknowledged that Joe Biden “blew a hole” in President Donald Trump's depiction of him as a demented old man by delivering a highly effective speech at the Democratic National Convention. Rush Limbaugh has a different theory. The conservative radio host who not so long ago received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump during a State of the Union address, spent his show Friday pushing the notion that Biden did not, in fact, deliver his speech live.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Friday refused to immediately block a judge's decision requiring the disclosure of President Donald Trump's tax returns to a Manhattan prosecutor. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero rejected the president's latest efforts to block a grand jury subpoena for his tax returns – a major loss for Trump, who has dismissed the investigation as a political "witch hunt" and has fought all the way to the Supreme Court to keep his financial records private.
With scores of disciplinary records already online, a federal judge on Friday said she is lifting a temporary restraining order that had barred New York City's police watchdog agency, police department and other entities from making such information public. Judge Katherine Polk Failla's ruling, a blow to public safety unions seeking a way around a new state transparency law, came a day after the New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union won an appeals court's consent to publish records of 320,000 NYPD complaints dating to the mid-1980s.
Puerto Rico's residents and emergency management authorities prepared Friday for the arrival of the latest storm to hit an island that, in the last three years, has been through two major hurricanes and several serious earthquakes and is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Puerto Rico will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Laura as as early as Friday night, and the peak of the storm's force on the island is forecast for Saturday morning. The system is expected to bring between 3 to 6 inches of rain to the island, although some areas could receive as many as 8 inches.
Iran has offered to allow UN nuclear inspectors to visit two controversial nuclear sites as part of its diplomatic charm offensive to have the international arms embargo against Tehran lifted, The Daily Telegraph can reveal. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN-sponsored body responsible for monitoring Iran's nuclear activities, has been highly critical of the Iranian regime over its refusal to cooperate with inspectors over claims that it has undertaken illicit activities at two nuclear facilities. The IAEA took the unprecedented step earlier this year of issuing a special report publicly rebuking Iran for its non-cooperation on a number of key nuclear issues, and denying inspectors access to two key Iranian nuclear installations at Marivan and Amad, which inspectors believe have been used for developing and storing nuclear material and form part of Iran's clandestine nuclear weapons programme.
Joe Biden's presidential nomination acceptance speech is being hailed as a career best, even by his critics. Anchor Chris Wallace, who previously panned Kamala Harris' vice presidential nomination speech, called Biden's big moment "enormously effective." "Remember, Donald Trump has been talking for months about Joe Biden as mentally shot," Wallace went on.
A former California police officer dubbed the Golden State Killer told victims Friday he was “truly sorry" before he was sentenced to multiple life prison sentences for a decade-long string of rapes and murders that terrorized a wide swath of the state. Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, pleaded guilty in June to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges under a plea deal that avoided a possible death sentence. The punishment imposed by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman means DeAngelo will die in prison for the crimes committed between 1975 and 1986.
Sen. Tom Carper experienced some technical difficulties Friday morning. The Delaware Democrat said the "F-word" three times during a virtual Senate hearing on the United States Postal Service, which aired uncensored over C-SPAN. Carper seemed to be unaware that he was unmuted – and on air – as he was turned away from his computer when he shouted the expletive in frustration.
A 95-year-old World War II veteran and longtime Republican, called Donald Trump the “worst” president the US has ever had and praised Democratic candidate Joe Biden, ahead of November's presidential election. On Thursday, Edward Good spoke at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and praised Mr Biden, after multiple other Republicans endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate earlier in the week. Mr Good revealed that he voted for Mr Trump in 2016, but told those watching the virtual convention that he regretted voting for the president and revealed that he is now backing Mr Biden, according to the Daily Mail.
Other luxury camper vans have private bathrooms, high-end kitchens, and off-grid technology. While some camper van owners choose to save money by converting their vehicles themselves, others choose a more expensive option. Companies have converted vehicles such as Ford Transit vans and Mercedes-Benz Sprinters into camper vans with price tags well over $100,000, and they include high-end furnishings, private bathrooms, and electronic couches that will make a life on the road all that more comfortable.
The Philippine government filed a diplomatic protest after Chinese forces seized fishing equipment set up by Filipinos in a disputed shoal in their latest territorial spat in the South China Sea. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said in a statement Thursday night that the Philippines “also resolutely objected" to China continuing to issue radio challenges to Philippine aircraft patrolling over the disputed waters. A Chinese government spokesperson responded Friday that its coast guard was enforcing the law in Chinese waters, and that the Philippine aircraft had harmed China's sovereignty and threatened its security.
WASHINGTON – Several prominent Republicans have publicly endorsed or shown support for former vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden instead of their party's incumbent, President Donald Trump. They include elected officials, former Trump administration officials and other prominent Republicans who have slammed Trump for everything from a "bungled" response to the coronavirus pandemic, "terrifying" national security approaches and general divisiveness in the country. Democrats have worked to use this as an advantage, trying to show Biden as the unifying candidate who can appeal to not just Democrats.
The claim: Vice President Mike Pence said he would not debate Kamala Harris The claim, posted by Facebook user Dixie DeKalb's account on Aug. 16, contradicts statements by Mike Pence about the upcoming vice-presidential debate in October. "Pence said he won't debate Kamala!" DeKalb wrote, but there is no reference to when or where Pence purportedly made this declaration.
Eric Trump, Trump Organization executive vice president, joins Sean Hannity with reaction to night three of the Democratic National Convention.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Friday the government is appealing a court ruling that struck down the Safe Third Country Agreement on refugees between Canada and the United States. The Federal Court of Canada ruled last month that elements of the law underpinning the pact violate the constitutional guarantee of life, liberty and security. Under the agreement, which took effect in 2004, Canada and the U.S. recognize each other as safe places to seek protection.
The International Space Station is experiencing a "slightly increased" leakage of air, NASA said Thursday. NASA said the leak "presents no immediate danger to the crew or the space station" and is within normal operating limits. The International Space Station, an orbiting laboratory the size of a football field, is not perfectly sealed and always leaking a bit of air.
US lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to change how the government refers to Xi Jinping, the leader of China, and would prohibit calling him “president”, instead refering to him by his official titles. The bill would specifically block the use of federal funds to create or disseminate official government documents or communications that refer to Mr Xi as “president”, as that would confer unwarranted legitimacy to a leader who is not democratically elected. While the bill is unlikely to progress very far, it does reflect a shift already occurring in the US government in how officials refer to Mr Xi.
Airlines have tightened mask policies, again: Here's what you need to know O'Neill confirmed he's no longer welcome on Delta flights in a Twitter post Thursday, though he says it was because he posted a now-deleted tweet of him posing maskless in his seat and insinuating that people who wear them are wimps (though his word choice was coarser). Mask ban: American Airlines temporarily bans passenger who refused to wear a face mask on flight O'Neill also claimed the post was made in jest: I had my mask in my lap. Everyone has gone crazy," he wrote in a later tweet linking to a Washington Times story about the Delta incident."
An inmate suffered “extreme pain" as he received a dose of pentobarbital during just the second federal execution following a 17-year lag, according to court filings by lawyers representing one of the inmates scheduled to be executed next. The claim Wesley Purkey may have felt a sensation akin to drowning while immobilized but conscious is disputed by Department of Justice attorneys. This month's filings were part of motions to halt the execution of Keith Nelson, convicted in the 1999 rape and strangulation of 10-year-old Pamela Butler.