Senate Judiciary Committee member tells 'Your World' panel can start hearing as scheduled on Oct. 12
Senate Judiciary Committee member tells 'Your World' panel can start hearing as scheduled on Oct. 12
With less than a month until Election Day, Sen. Lindsey Graham's reelection bid, once thought to be a walkover, is now considered a toss-up, as his Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, continues to rake in and spend cash. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report announced Wednesday morning that it had moved the South Carolina race's rating from Lean Republican to Toss-Up. Graham has represented the Palmetto State in the Senate since 2003 and won his most recent race by nearly 20 points in 2014, but Harrison's fundraising and the national political climate have imperiled his seat.
A grand jury on Tuesday indicted the St. Louis couple who displayed guns while hundreds of racial injustice protesters marched on their private street. Al Watkins, an attorney for the couple, confirmed to The Associated Press the indictments against Mark McCloskey, 63, and Patricia McCloskey, 61. A spokeswoman for Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner declined comment.
Hygiene is the new luxury': How cruise ship design could evolve to ward against outbreaks Royal Caribbean lines: Look but don't touch Royal Caribbean and its sister lines, which include Celebrity Cruises, Silversea and Azamara, plan to offer cruisers a modified buffet. "We think we can provide the same experience without the risk of contagion," Richard Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, told USA TODAY. Mark Tamis, the senior vice president of hotel operations for Royal Caribbean International, Royal Caribbean Group's flagship line, explained that the buffet will no longer be self-service.
Claim: Chinese soldiers being sent to the border are crying Verdict: Misleading video taken out of context This video shared by Twitter users was picked up in September by some Taiwanese media outlets, and then went viral in India, with users there mocking the Chinese soldiers for crying because - it's claimed - they were being sent to the border. It's been viewed more than 300,000 times, and even picked up by top media outlets in India like the Zee News TV channel. The recruits are on a minibus, singing a popular Mandarin-language military song about being homesick.
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.
Van Jones, the prominent African-American political commentator on CNN, was apoplectic. Like millions of other Americans watching the first presidential debate between President Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joseph Biden, Jones, 52, an environmental and progressive activist who served in the Obama administration, just witnessed an extraordinary moment in America's tortured racial timeline. The president had not only just refused to denounce the Proud Boys, a violence-prone modern-day white supremacist group that aligns with him, but he called on them to “stand down and stand by,” in case he needed them in the upcoming election.
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.
The federal judge targeted by an anti-feminist lawyer has spoken of the moment she watched her son die in the doorway of her family home. As her husband keeled over with a gunshot wound, US District Judge Esther Salas got to the floor next to her 20-year-old son, Daniel Anderl, when she lifted his shirt and saw the bullet hole. Ms Salas and her husband Mark Anderl, who is expected to make a full recovery, said they have forgiven the man who killed their only child.
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.
Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm, downing trees and knocking out power along the northeastern coast of Yucatan Peninsula, but without immediate reports of deaths or injuries. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said satellite imagery, radar data from Cuba and surface observations in Mexico indicate that the center of Delta came ashore around 5:30 a.m. local time, sustaining top winds of 110 mph (175 kmh).
In that time I came to appreciate my own country more because of how greatly it differed from the one I was in. But now I wonder whether that is still true of the United States today. In Argentina in the mid-1970s, the country was struggling with right-wing and left-wing terrorists.
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.
Donald Trump spent Tuesday tweeting frantically and immediately resumed posting on Wednesday morning, lashing out at enemies and pledging there would be no new economic stimulus talks on Capitol Hill until after November's election, prompting fresh concerns that his release from hospital was premature. The president has been accused of being the “superspreader” responsible for the current outbreak of coronavirus in the White House by top medical professor Dr Jonathan Renier of George Washington University.
A Russian accused of killing a Georgian man in broad daylight in downtown Berlin on Moscow's orders went on trial for murder Wednesday, in a case that has contributed to growing frictions between Germany and Russia. Prosecutor Ronald Georg said the defendant Vadim Krasikov, using the alias Vadim Solokov, traveled to the German capital last August on the orders of the Russian government to kill a Georgian citizen of Chechen ethnicity who fought Russian troops in Chechnya. State agencies of the central government of the Russian Federation gave the defendant the contract to liquidate the Georgian citizen with Chechen roots,” Georg told the court, reading the indictment.
Four more EU nations, including Germany, are recalling their ambassadors to Belarus in solidarity with Lithuania and Poland, the Lithuanian foreign ministry said on Wednesday, amid continued tensions with Minsk over its crackdown on protesters following a disputed presidential election. Belarus has accused its neighbours Poland and Lithuania of meddling in its affairs by hosting exiled opposition leaders and refusing to recognise Alexander Lukashenko's victory in the Aug. 9 poll. His critics say the vote was rigged, which he denies.
Who is the fattest bear of them all? After a week of voting, southwest Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve has named bear 747 the winner of Fat Bear Week 2020. The annual, bracket-style tournament celebrates the success of the pre-hibernation preparations by bears at Brooks River in Katmai National Park.
Donald Trump was reluctant to name Mike Pence his running mate in 2016 because he thought the then-governor of Indiana was a “loser” who didn't stand a chance to be re-elected in his own state, according to a former campaign official. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort had suggested Mr Pence as the vice presidential candidate on the ticket, but then-candidate Trump “wanted someone in his mind who was a winner,” according to Mr Manafort's deputy Rick Gates, whose book Wicked Game: An Insider's Story on How Trump Won, Mueller Failed and America Lost is set to be published this month. Mr Gates, in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery, said that Mr Trump had initially suggested his daughter Ivanka Trump as his running mate.
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally made just under $288,000 last year and paid an effective tax rate of 22%, according to tax returns she provided Tuesday to The Associated Press ahead of her only debate against retired astronaut Mark Kelly. McSally, an Arizona Republican, released five years of tax returns and called on Kelly to do the same. She and her GOP allies have relentlessly criticized Kelly's income sources since he retired from NASA in 2011, including paid speeches and a high-altitude balloon business he co-founded that a Chinese company invested in.
Kuwait's new ruler on Wednesday named veteran security chief Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad as crown prince, retaining power firmly within the ruling family's oldest ranks and signalling the OPEC member state is unlikely to pursue disruptive change. The selection of the octogenarian Sheikh Meshal, deputy head of the country's National Guard and the eldest of several rumoured candidates for the job, must be approved by the Gulf Arab state's parliament. It "was blessed by the Al Sabah family," state news agency KUNA cited a statement from the emir's office as saying.