Working parents face new challenges as more students are staying home due to the pandemic.
Working parents face new challenges as more students are staying home due to the pandemic.
A viral Facebook post is accurate about legal issues facing Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone and Michael Cohen.
Nineteen Black families purchased more than 96 acres of land in Georgia to create a safe space free of oppression. Eventually, they hope to grow the area into an incorporated, self-sustaining community.
The top Democrat visited a hair salon in San Francisco despite a ban on such services indoors.
A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday defended its decision to withhold circulation of an intelligence report warning that Russia was trying to portray Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as mentally unstable. A draft of the report, headlined "Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of US Candidates to Influence 2020 Election," was submitted to the agency's legislative and public affairs office on July 7, according to ABC News, which first reported the matter. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News on Wednesday that the agency held up the memo because it lacked necessary context and was "very poorly written."
Demetria Poe is applauding Delta Air Lines for "taking a stance" against racism and discrimination after she was harassed by her seatmate on a flight.
Viral footage shows police handcuffing a pregnant woman in her home for allegedly "inciting" a protest.
A Philippine court has ordered the early release for good conduct of a U.S. Marine convicted in the 2014 killing of a transgender Filipino which sparked anger in the former American colony. Joseph Scott Pemberton drew protests from the family and lawyers of Jennifer Laude, who was found dead in a motel room in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila, after they met at a disco bar in October 2014.
Trump's campaign went after Facebook's new election policies, which include a freeze on new political ads in the week leading up to Election Day.
Chicago police released surveillance video showing five men they are looking for in connection to a deadly shooting at a Chicago restaurant.
Operations in Ohio and Indiana seek missing children who may be victims of sex trafficking.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden tweets he feels vindicated by the ruling from the US Court of Appeals.
The president’s convention portrayed him as empathetic to Americans' problems, and declared Biden soft on violence. So far, neither message appears to be resonating.
This summer's wildfires in the Arctic have put record amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, experts have warned. Some of fires early in the season are thought to have been caused by so-called ‘zombie fires’, which had been smouldering underground during the winter months. Carbon emissions from this year's wildfires burning in the Arctic Circle have already outstripped 2019's record levels and are the highest for the region in data going back to 2003, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) said. Scientists from the service, which is run by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Commission, monitor wildfire activity across the world. They have estimated that carbon dioxide emissions from the Arctic Circle from the beginning of the year were 244 million tonnes, up by a third on the 181 million tonnes for the whole of 2019. Most of the increase in wildfires has been in Russia's Sakha Republic, which falls partly within the Arctic Circle, with millions of acres of land damaged, the scientists said. Across Eastern Russia as a whole, fires emitted approximately 540 million tonnes of carbon dioxide between June and August, surpassing the previous highest total emissions for the region, seen in 2003, they said. Elsewhere in the world, a large region of the south-western USA has been hit by wildfires due to heatwave conditions, with large plumes of smoke seen moving eastward across the Great Lakes towards the North Atlantic. California has seen the second and third worst fires in the state's history, the data shows. Mark Parrington, senior scientist and wildfire expert at CAMS, said: "The Arctic fires burning since middle of June with high activity have already beaten 2019's record in terms of scale and intensity as reflected in the estimated carbon dioxide emissions. "We know from climate data provided by our parallel service at ECMWF, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), that warmer and drier conditions have been prevalent again this summer. "Our monitoring is vital in understanding how the scale and intensity of these wildfire events have an impact on the atmosphere in terms of air pollution."
The first shots of British drug maker AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine could be on the market by the end of 2020, Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Wednesday. "We are talking about a potential vaccine so we need to be extremely prudent, but... if the vaccine is confirmed as safe and able to meet its objective it will be already available by the end of 2020," Speranza told parliament. The European Commission has paid 336 million euros ($397.82 million) to AstraZeneca to secure at least 300 million doses of its potential vaccine for EU nations.
The gunmen opened fire at the wake of a youth killed in a motorcycle accident in Cuernavaca.
Polls show Trump and GOP senators losing in Arizona, Wisconsin and North Carolina — states Trump won in 2016
The Republican lawmaker's comments echoed a baseless conspiracy about the virus. Her state is a pandemic hot spot.
Two House Democrats are urging the nation’s top intelligence official to make public what they argue is crucial information about the extent to which foreign actors are exploiting recent racial and social unrest in the U.S. to advance their own agendas.In a Sept. 1 letter obtained by The Daily Beast, Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Val Demings (D-FL), members of the House Intelligence Committee, thank the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, for his response to their inquiry on “how foreign adversaries are heightening and exploiting tensions and social unrest in American communities to further foreign interests.” But the response Ratcliffe delivered, they said, was classified—as is other information that could benefit state and local governments, the news media, and the public as they seek to understand efforts to influence the 2020 election.“We strongly believe that keeping all of this information classified will severely hinder our ability to combat foreign meddling and will potentially allow the United States government to repeat the same mistakes as 2016,” wrote the lawmakers. They urged the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to “publicly release similar but unclassified material” that will strengthen public awareness of election meddling campaigns.The lawmakers’ letter comes as Ratcliffe, a staunch Donald Trump ally and former House Intelligence Committee member, moves to limit congressional access to election security briefings, The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday. Against that backdrop, in late August the Senate Intelligence Committee released its fifth and final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election—which added to the mountain of evidence of Russia’s efforts to influence that contest. A previous chapter of the report laid bare the Kremlin’s playbook of stoking racial tensions in the U.S., saying “no single group of Americans” were more targeted by social media manipulations than Black Americans.Moscow returned to that well after the 2016 election: in late 2017, reported The Daily Beast, social media accounts associated with the Russian government-backed troll army known as the Internet Research Agency launched a wave of anti-Black Lives Matter tweets when players in the National Football League began protesting police brutality. In their response to Ratcliffe, Krishnamoorthi and Demings say there’s ample reason to believe those kinds of attacks are underway now, at a moment of acute racial unrest in the U.S., and may increase heading into the home stretch of the general election, as was the case in 2016. They urged Ratcliffe to share “as much unclassified information as possible” with the public by September 15. ODNI did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the lawmakers’ letter.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, saying her mental condition does not prevent her extradition. Malka Leifer, a former educator who is accused of sexually abusing several former students, has been fighting extradition from Israel for six years. The protracted legal battle over her extradition to Australia for trial has strained relations between the two allies.