Trang Do reports.
Trang Do reports.
After Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., mocked Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris's name, supporters of the Democratic ticket responded with a viral Twitter campaign that decried Perdue's comments as “backhanded racism.” The social media push included a tweet from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Biden, a coalition of grassroots groups backed by the campaign, that blasted Perdue and encouraged supporters to share the stories of their own names with the #MyNameIs hashtag.
An 18-year-old man out on bond for a gun case was held without bail after he livestreamed himself during a sexual act with a 7-year-old first grader on break from her Chicago Public Schools remote learning class on Thursday prosecutors said. Catrell A. Walls, of the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side, was arrested Thursday afternoon shortly after 3:30 p.m., after he was seen molesting the girl, police said. Walls, charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under 13 years old, appeared for a bond hearing Saturday afternoon before Judge Charles Beach.
CNN's Jake Tapper cut off Lara Trump during a tense interview on State of the Union on Sunday after she dodged a question about appearing to mock Joe Biden's stutter by claiming the Democratic presidential candidate is in "cognitive decline." Tapper had aired a clip of Trump's daughter-in-law claiming that every time Biden speaks, "I'm like 'Joe, can ya get it out, let's get the words out, Joe. You kinda feel bad for him."
A California woman who was missing for nearly two weeks at Zion National Park in Utah was found safely on Sunday and reunited with her family. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, hadn't been seen since riding a private shuttle into the park's Grotto area on Oct. 6. Park rangers located Courtier after receiving a “credible tip from a park visitor,” the National Park Service said in a news release, adding that Courtier has since left the park with her family.
A woman with Down's syndrome has claimed that she is “better off dead” in the eyes of the law, ahead of launching a landmark legal challenge to the Government's abortion legislation. Heidi Crowter, who has Down's syndrome, has called for a judicial review to change the current law which allows parents to terminate pregnancies where the foetus has the condition from at any time up until its birth. Following months of campaigning and legal battling, the High Court has given the green light for her landmark challenge against health secretary Matt Hancock to be heard on the grounds of discrimination against disabled people.
Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, warned on Sunday against Republicans attempting to distance themselves from President Donald Trump. "Any Republican that doesn't recognize that running with the president is going to help them is hurting themselves in the long run," she said during an appearance on ABC News' "This Week." Her comments came after Trump lashed out at Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican, for leaked audio from a constituent town hall where he criticized the president.
A Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued two dozen people, including two children, from a sinking boat 37 miles (about 60 kilometers) off the Florida coast, the cruise line reported Saturday. The Miami Herald said the passengers were later transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. The cruise ship was in international waters 37 miles off the coast of Palm Beach when it came upon the struggling boat, whose passengers were of various nationalities, cruise line officials said.
A woman convicted of cutting a pregnant woman's body open before kidnapping her baby is set to be the first inmate who is a woman to be put to death by the American government in more than 60 years. The Justice Department said Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted of fatally strangling the woman, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on 8 December at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute in Indiana. She will be the ninth federal inmate put to death since the Justice Department resumed executions in July after a nearly 20-year hiatus.
An International Criminal Court delegation is to visit Sudan to discuss the cases of ousted president Omar al-Bashir and other former officials, the government on Saturday. The delegation, led by prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, will discuss "cooperation" with Sudan over the wanted men, the government said in a statement. The court said Bensouda and a delegation would be in Khartoum for a few days, for the court's first visit since Bashir was ousted last year.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) admitted in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he's disagreed with President Trump on a number of major issues, but that he's kept the differences of opinion private. The comments come as Cornyn faces a tight reelection campaign against Democrat challenger MJ Hegar, who lags in the polls by only a handful of percentage points. The move fits a pattern of a number of threatened Republican senators who are now distancing themselves from Trump out of the concern that he risks their chances of holding their seats.
The United Steelworkers cast a Biden-Harris "batlight" on Chicago's Trump Tower Saturday. Since September, the union has been shining images on buildings after dark encouraging voter turnout among workers as part of a "batlight" tour. In 2014, the Trump Tower installed a huge "Trump" sign on its building that is located in the middle of a touristy attraction along the Chicago River.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said that Democrats in Congress and members of the Trump administration have been unable to reach a final agreement regarding a future COVID-19 relief package. While Pelosi said she was "optimistic" and the two parties have made progress, she said there have been specific disagreements over the language used in the bill. Pelosi said that members of the president's administration were not "legislators" and had removed about 55% of the language related to testing and contact tracing.
The next (and final debate) isn't until Thursday, but President Donald Trump is already trying to pressure and intimidate the moderator, NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker. "She's always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I'll still play the game," Trump tweeted Saturday. Welker hasn't commented, but plenty of colleagues and competitors testified to her fairness and professionalism.
New York officials have stopped a Hasidic Jewish wedding that was expected to have 10,000 people attend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. "Look, you can get married, you just can't have 1,000 people at your wedding," Cuomo said in a press conference on Saturday. Tensions between the Orthodox community and New York City have escalated since local authorities put some of their neighborhoods on lockdown earlier this month after a spike in infections.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg warned of the stakes of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's potential confirmation to the Supreme Court in an interview on "Fox News Sunday." "My marriage might depend on what is about to happen in the senate with regard to this justice," he said. Buttigieg doubled down on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's criticisms of Barrett's nomination, saying Sunday that the process was "wrong."
A Las Vegas church congregation raised its hands above Donald Trump to pray for a “second wind” for his re-election as the president campaigned in Nevada on Sunday. The president stood at the front of the stage at the International Church of Las Vegas, where pastors Pasqual Urrabaz and Denise Goulet prophesied and delivered a blessing to him. “At 4.30, the Lord said to me, 'I am going to give your president a second wind,'" said pastor Denise Goulet, alluding to the president's recent hospitalisation for the coronavirus.
Investigators on Sunday hunted for clues behind a thunderous explosion that leveled a strip mall, injured five people and rattled residents for miles on a peaceful morning in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The blast Saturday ripped through a shopping center in downtown Harrisonburg where businesses included a family owned halal market, a musical instrument store and recording studio and a nail salon and barber shop. Nearby James Madison University said in a Facebook post that three students from the school's Army ROTC program who had been participating in a 10-mile race were among the injured.
Attendees at a Trump rally in Michigan on Saturday chanted “lock her up” when the president mentioned Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. And then I guess they said she was threatened,” Trump said in response to the chant, days after authorities announced a foiled antigovernment militia kidnapping plot against Whitmer. And she blamed me.
Some "encouraging news on testing" came out of the latest discussion between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on the coronavirus stimulus package. The second stimulus package remains stalled in Congress as Republicans and Democrats deadlock on the size of the plan. Pelosi and Mnuchin spoke Saturday evening, according to Drew Hammill, the house speaker's deputy of chief.
The claim: Kamala Harris failed the bar exam on her first attempt, while Amy Coney Barrett graduated at the top of her law school class Some of the most-watched moments from Judge Amy Coney Barrett's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee were her exchanges with Sen. Kamala Harris. One user took to Facebook to compare the qualifications of the conservative Supreme Court nominee and the Democratic vice presidential nominee. "Kamala Harris failed the bar 1st time.