The United States has a long history of peaceful transfers of power that is likely to continue despite President Donald Trump's attacks on the legitimacy of the election result, national security experts said. Here is what to expect in the weeks and months to come. DOES TRUMP FACE A DEADLINE TO LEAVE OFFICE?
Dr. Neal Kassell was standing by the door to the operating room when then-Sen. Joe Biden was wheeled in for a second aneurysm operation in May 1988. Biden reached up from the gurney and grabbed the neurosurgeon's arm. “He looked me in the eye and said, 'Doc, do a good job, because someday I'm going to be president,'” Kassell told The Daily Beast on Saturday, after his former patient's prediction had come true.
A 71-year-old hospital patient with leukemia tested positive for the coronavirus in March. The case study shows that immunosuppressed people who get the coronavirus could remain contagious for longer than previously thought. On March 2, a 71-year-old hospital patient with leukemia tested positive for the coronavirus.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that she might quit politics if Democrats continue to be “hostile” towards progressive causes. In an interview with The New York Times, shortly after president-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election, AOC admitted that she wasn't even initially sure if she was going to run for reelection this year. When asked why she he cited “stress”, “violence” and “lack of support from your own party” as among her reasons.
The Vatican on Tuesday will release its report into the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-influential American cardinal who was defrocked by Pope Francis in 2019 after a Vatican investigation confirmed decades of rumors that he was a sexual predator. The McCarrick scandal is different from other cases of clergy abuse, primarily because there is evidence that Vatican and U.S. church leaders knew of his penchant for bedding seminarians but turned a blind eye as McCarrick rose to the top of the U.S. church as an adept fundraiser who advised three popes. When McCarrick's crimes were revealed, the scandal sparked such a crisis of confidence in the church's U.S. and Vatican hierarchies that Francis approved new procedures to investigate bishops accused of abuse in a bid to end decades of impunity for Catholic leaders.
Democrat Joe Biden captured the U.S. presidency on Saturday, emerging the victor over Republican President Donald Trump in a tight election that was not decided until days after the polls closed on Tuesday. For a graphic on how Biden won the election, see https://tmsnrt.rs/358vXPG) Here are 10 numbers that help explain an historic U.S. election that was conducted in the middle of both a worldwide pandemic and global economic recession. The data is derived from voting figures available through Saturday afternoon: * 65 million The coronavirus crisis made voting by mail the go-to option for some 65 million Americans, close to half of those who voted.
California voted to reject Proposition 16, which called to allow affirmative action in public employers and education institutions. Proponents of affirmative action have advocated for the need to expand equal opportunity. Student leaders from the University of California told Business Insider why they were "deeply disappointed" to see the rejection of Proposition 16 in California, a state well-known for its progressive values.
A video aired on Republic TV on Sunday showed Mr Goswami shouting from inside a police van. He alleged that a prison official had attacked him the previous evening, his life was in danger and that he was not allowed to speak to his lawyer. This happened while he was being transferred to a jail from a makeshift Covid quarantine centre where he had tested negative for the virus.
President Donald Trump is facing pressure to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden's team to ensure a smooth transfer of power when the new administration takes office in January. The General Services Administration is tasked with formally recognizing Biden as president-elect, which begins the transition. But the agency's Trump-appointed administrator, Emily Murphy, has not started the process and has given no guidance on when she will do so.
Mike Pence has broken his post-election silence to trumpet the Trump administration's backing of a new coronavirus vaccine - only for the company to immediately point out that their vaccine had nothing to do with the government. Pfizer announced on Monday morning that their Covid-19 vaccine was 90 per cent effective, in early trials. "HUGE NEWS: Thanks to the public-private partnership forged by President @realDonaldTrump, @pfizer announced its Coronavirus Vaccine trial is EFFECTIVE, preventing infection in 90% of its volunteers," tweeted Mr Pence.
Sensitive to the threat of wider confrontation, Russia and Turkey are for now limiting involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to providing humanitarian assistance and some military aid. Ankara sees its strong backing for Azerbaijan over the fighting with ethnic Armenians in the mountain enclave as part of efforts to boost Turkey's international clout. Moscow is determined to defend its own interests in the South Caucasus.
American Emily Harrington has become the first woman and fourth person to ever free-climb Yosemite National Park's famous El Capitan within a day. Ms Harrington's history-making achievement comes a year after she was sent to hospital with injuries after a 150ft fall during an El Capitan climb. "I never believed I could actually free-climb El Cap in a day when I first set the goal for myself," the 34-year-old wrote on Instagram.
WASHINGTON – Republicans split on accepting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's victory in Sunday morning television interviews, with the party's 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney indicating the contest was all but over, while other lawmakers refused to accept the results. Romney, now a Republican senator from Utah, said on CNN's "State of the Union" it was time to "get behind the new president." He declined to criticize other Republicans' refusal to accept the results, but said on "Fox News Sunday" of his own decision to concede the 2012 election: "At some point truth, freedom and democracy have to ascend, and you step aside."
Four astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX's second crew launch, coming up next weekend. For NASA, it marks the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station, with private companies providing the lifts. There will be double the number of astronauts as the test flight earlier this year, and their mission will last a full six months.
U.S. President Donald Trump could issue a flurry of pardons during his final days in power. Trump has granted clemency to supporters before, most notably earlier this year when he commuted the criminal sentence of Roger Stone, who was sentenced to prison after being convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers. In 2018, Trump even said he had the "absolute right" to pardon himself - a claim many constitutional law scholars dispute.
Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. discusses ongoing legal battles of the election and Nancy Pelosi's bid for reelection as House speaker.
A St Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters who marched near to their home have alleged that a photographer trespassed onto their property to capture the confrontation. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both attorneys in their 60s, filed a lawsuit in the St Louis Circuit Court against photographer Bill Greenblatt and United Press International, who provided the photo for publications. The McCloskeys are also suing Redbubble, an online marketplace for print-on-demand products that has carried merchandise featuring the image of the couple.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Sunday said on ABC's "This Week" that "illegal activities" may have aided President-elect Joe Biden at the ballot box. Noem sparred with host George Stephanopoulos over everything from the coronavirus to allegations of voter fraud. Noem insisted that it was "premature" to call Joe Biden the president-elect until states finishing counting their votes.
Tropical Storm Eta has demonstrated with life-threatening clarity the dangers of being a driver in the storm. Several streets in or near downtown Miami, including the Brickell area and the Bayshore Drive area, could've been easier negotiated by raft than Range Rover. Drivers abandoned their stalled and sinking cars downtown and others had to navigate a flooded swath of Miami Gardens.
Drugmakers and research centers around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway. U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE are the first to release data showing that their vaccine worked in a large, late-stage clinical trial. The next data releases will likely be from U.S. biotech firm Moderna Inc, possibly in November, and from Britain-based AstraZeneca Plc with the University of Oxford in November or December.