This announcement comes after Gov. Tom Wolf eased restrictions on gatherings.
This announcement comes after Gov. Tom Wolf eased restrictions on gatherings.
President Trump on Tuesday accused Joe Biden of wanting to make it legal to kill newborn babies, a gross distortion of the Democratic nominee's vow to make the principles of Roe v. Wade the “law of the land.” “Biden and Democrats just clarified the fact that they are fully in favor of (very) LATE TERM ABORTION, right up until the time of birth, and beyond — which would be execution,” Trump tweeted.
The chairman of an Arkansas county Republican committee died from complications associated with COVID-19 on Tuesday—less than one month after his organization hosted a maskless gathering with other elected leaders. Steven Farmer, who served as the chairman of the Craighead County Republican Committee, died on Tuesday after a weeks-long battle with the coronavirus that resulted in a stay at the ICU and a ventilator, his daughter and the organization announced. The news comes just three weeks after his committee hosted an event with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), who contracted COVID-19 in July, for Reagan Day.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) just had one of her best external polls in a while, as she finds herself mired in a tight re-election race against her Democratic challenger, Maine's House Speaker Sarah Gideon. The poll, conducted by the Portland, Maine-based Digital Research Insights for The Bangor Daily News, found Collins trailing Gideon by just one point, a boost following a series of polls in which Gideon led by several points.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that like his fierce critics, he has also suspected that extrajudicial killings may have happened under his drug crackdown that has killed thousands of people. He said in televised remarks Monday night he had once inquired into the brutal deaths and was told some drug dealers may have been killed due to rivalry among syndicates or for stealing drug money. More than 5,800 suspects have been killed and 256,000 arrested since Duterte took office in mid-2016.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan upbraided French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday over his comments last week pledging to fight "Islamist separatism", saying the remarks were "a clear provocation" and showed the French leader's "impertinence". Macron had said "Islamist separatism" was threatening to take control in some Muslim communities in France and a bill on the issue would be sent to parliament with steps restricting home-schooling and encouraging teaching of Arabic. "The 'Islam is in crisis' statement made by Macron in a city where Muslims are in the majority is beyond disrespectful, it is a clear provocation," Erdogan told an event celebrating mosques and religious personnel in Ankara.
President Trump on Tuesday continued to downplay the threat of the coronavirus after his release from the hospital while still under treatment for COVID-19, asserting that the virus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans is “far less lethal” than the seasonal flu “in most populations.” According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the worst flu season in the last 10 years was 2017-2018, when an estimated 61,000 Americans died. In 2018-2019, there were 34,000 U.S. deaths attributed to influenza.
Melania Trump did not visit the president in hospital because she didn't want to expose Secret Service agents to the risk of coronavirus, according to reports. Quoting an anonymous White House official, NBC News reported the first lady remained in isolation on the weekend over concerns of spreading the Covid-19 infection. "She has Covid," the official told NBC News on Saturday.
A US court has ordered Iran to pay $1.45 billion to the family of a former FBI agent who is believed to have been detained by the Iranian government while on a secret CIA mission to an Iranian island. Robert Levinson, who disappeared aged 58 on Kish island in March 2007, is believed by his family and the US government to have died in Iranian custody aged 71 or 72 after becoming the longest-held hostage in US history. US District Judge Timothy Kelly signed an order last Thursday awarding his family $107 million in compensation and punitive damages of $1.3 billion.
A Florida man was arrested for using an assault-style weapon to threaten a census taker who had come to his house for the nationwide count of every U.S. resident. Michael Cooper, 32, was arrested Monday after threatening census taker Johnny Swinney, according to a police report. Neighbors told deputies that Swinney's U.S. Census Bureau badge was clearly identifiable when he approached Cooper sitting on the porch of his home and the census taker identified himself as a federal worker, according to an incident report.
With her vacant stare and vapid, press release-y talking points, Ivanka Trump does not come off as someone who has a good sense of humor. Neither is Ivanka's first inclination to turn her father's diagnosis into an Instagram aesthetic, superimposing footage of Trump's return from Walter Reed Medical Center over a twinkling background. “You are a warrior and will beat this,” Ivanka wrote on Friday evening after her father posted a video announcing he would be admitted to the hospital.
An unexpected statement by two Supreme Court justices dennouncing same sex marriage has caused alarm over the court's direction even before Donald Trump's appointment, Amy Coney Barrett, arrives on the bench. Associate justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito argued on Monday that a landmark decision in 2015 enabling same sex couples to marry created “bigots” of “religious adherents”. Their remarks came as the court declined to hear a a case brought by a former Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and was sued.
Authorities in Mexico said Tuesday that 13 bodies were found stuffed into two SUVs in northern Mexico, while a shooting attack on a funeral in another state killed five and wounded four. The violence appears to be part of bloody turf battles involving the Jalisco cartel that has left dozens dead in recent weeks. Prosecutors in the northern state of San Luis Potosi said the bodies of 11 men and two women were found Monday in two SUVs on the side of a road near the border with the neighboring state of Zacatecas.
MSNBC's Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski has questioned if President Donald Trump would face “manslaughter” charges for potentially infecting the Secret Service and members of the White House with Covid-19. The question was posed on Tuesday as Ms Brzezinksi and guests on Morning Joe discussed the president's dramatic journey back to the White House after he was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday. “Maybe the president is immune from everything, because he said, 'Am I immune now?'” she said.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at China on Tuesday at a meeting in Tokyo of US regional allies. Mr Pompeo accused China's governing Communist Party of "exploitation, corruption and coercion". He was meeting counterparts from Australia, India and Japan - a group known as "The Quad" - to discuss an increasingly assertive China.
Authorities on Tuesday continued their frantic search for a Florida mother who disappeared over a week ago after withdrawing $20 from an ATM. Stephanie Hollingsworth, 50, left her home around noon on Sept. 25 and drove to a local Bank of America to withdraw $20, the Belle Isle Police Department said. The mother of three then stopped by a Walmart around 2 p.m., where she was caught on store cameras walking through an aisle near the entrance.
The process is called rapid intensification, and Delta could get stronger yet. NOAA defines rapid intensification as an increase in the maximum sustained winds of a tropical cyclone by at least 34.5 mph in a 24-hour period. Hurricane Delta increased by 63 mph in 24 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center, going from a Category 1 on Monday to a Category 3 on Tuesday morning, with wind speeds of 115 mph. By 4 p.m. Tuesday, the wind speed was 145 mph.
Nearly 40 mainly Western countries criticized China's treatment of minority groups, especially in Xinjiang and Tibet, on Tuesday and expressed grave concern at the impact of its new national security law on human rights in Hong Kong. The United States, many European countries, Japan and others called on China to allow “unfettered access” to Xinjiang for independent observers including U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, and to urgently refrain from detaining Uighurs and members of other minorities.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is still reeling from the state's highest court dismantling the authority she has used to fight the public health pandemic as the future of the state's coronavirus response spirals into confusion. In a 4-3 decision released Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court found that a key law relied on by the governor during the pandemic “is in violation of the Constitution,” according to the ruling, because it allowed the governor undue legislative power. The move was a devastating political and policy setback for one of the leading Democratic voices during the coronavirus pandemic as the partisan fight over state restrictions continues to play out across the country.
Thursday was a sad day for a few reasons, but mainly because it was the day that Ford announced its intent to end production of the best cars it currently makes, the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R. Sadder still is the fact that this likely marks the end of an era — one where Ford gave a mindless dedication to the GT350's particular breed of loud, ridiculous, manual-transmission V8 sports cars. Chicken soup for the enthusiast soul, all dried up and flaking from the bowl. First reported by Car and Driver last week, Ford confirmed the news of the GT350's death to Business Insider in an email.