Despite not having a gallery, the Rocket Mortgage Classic still had a big impact on charities.
Despite not having a gallery, the Rocket Mortgage Classic still had a big impact on charities.
By partnering with YouGov to track the views of 13 key demographic groups (including suburban voters, Latino voters and white seniors) across nine important metrics (including vote intention, Trump approval and direction of the country), Yahoo News has identified a significant shift away from Trump over the last week — a period in which the president delivered a poorly received debate performance and was hospitalized with COVID-19. Consider the following chart, which compares the results of the Sept.
The announcement of Sen. Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential nominee – the first Black woman and Asian person on a major party's presidential ticket – was met with more racist and sexist stereotyping in media coverage compared to both major parties' 2016 vice presidential nominees, according to a new report. One quarter of coverage of Harris included racist or sexist tropes, such as describing the senator as too "uncooperative" or "ambitious," according to the report from Time's Up Now, the political arm of TIME'S UP, which advocates to end harassment and discrimination in the workplace. “It demonstrates with numbers how normal we think it is for white men to run for these offices, and how unusual or subject to criticism we think it is for a woman of color to run for those offices,” said Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME'S UP Now.
An earlier universe existed before the Big Bang and can still be observed today, Sir Roger Penrose has said, as he received the Nobel Prize for Physics. Sir Roger, 89, who won the honour for his seminal work proving that black holes exist, said he had found six 'warm' points in the sky (dubbed 'Hawking Points') which are around eight times the diameter of the Moon. The timescale for the complete evaporation of a black hole is huge, possibly longer than the age of our current universe, making them impossible to detect.
Bangladesh's police recovered said at least four people died after members of two factions of criminals attacked each other in a sprawling camp for Rohingya refugees late Tuesday, officials said. Another 20 refugees were injured as the two groups opened fire, used locally made guns and sharp weapons at Kutupalong in Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar district, said Rafiqul Islam, an additional police superintendent. Security was heightened in the camps in the district where more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been sheltered by the government, he said.
Former first lady Michelle Obama is urging Americans to vote for Joe Biden in a 24-minute video that casts the election in existential terms. Think about what would possibly compel you to accept this level of chaos, violence and confusion under this president and be willing to watch our country continue to spiral out of control. Because we can no longer pretend that we don't know exactly who and what this president stands for,” Obama says in the video, which was posted by the Biden campaign Tuesday morning.
Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will face off for the first time through plexiglass barriers at the debate on Wednesday, but health experts say that they won't be enough to stop aerosol transmission of COVID-19. The Commission on Presidential Debates approved on Monday the use of a plexiglas barrier between the two candidates, sources told Politico. During the Oct. 4 U.S. Senate debate between South Carolina's Republican incumbent Lindsay Graham and his Democratic challenger Jamie Harrison, Harrison “had a large transparent partition installed next to his lectern,” The State reported.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
To the long list of institutions with which America's current political divisions are messing, we can now add dating. There has been, according to reports from several corners, a sharp increase in the number of single people who would simply decline to date anyone who did not share their political persuasion. According to its survey, the number of people who are looking for a partner but believe it's not possible to date a person of the opposite political affiliations had risen from about a third in 2012 to more than half in 2020, with a 4 percentage point increase just in the last 12 months.
Pakistani police said Tuesday they have arrested a man who acted as an accomplice to a Sunni Muslim college professor in the shooting death of a colleague from the country's minority Ahmadi community. The shooting took place in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, a day after the two professors allegedly had a heated discussion over a religious matter, police said. The arrested man, identified only as Mubashar, was still being questioned, according to local police official Ayaz Khan.
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.
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.
Britain must take a hard-headed, transactional approach to its relationship with China, British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday. "I think with China we also need to be realistic and hard-headed and I'd say probably transactional in our approach to that relationship, rather than being starry-eyed about it," Sunak told the Conservative Party's annual conference. "China is going to be a significant feature of the global economy, and only increasing in significance, so it would be wrong to ignore that."
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.
The staggering scale of California's wildfires reached another milestone Monday: A single fire surpassed 1 million acres. The new mark for the August Complex in the Coast Range between San Francisco and the Oregon border came a day after the total area of land burned by California wildfires this year passed 4 million acres, more than double the previous record. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the amount of land scorched by the August Complex is larger than all of the recorded fires in California between 1932 and 1999.
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.