Sunday morning forecast 8/23/20 hot and hazy over Colorado
Sunday morning forecast 8/23/20 hot and hazy over Colorado
The mailout by the North Carolina Republican Party asks for "immediate action" to "ensure your right to securely vote Absentee." Trump has previously also said that using mail-in voting is less secure than absentee voting, even though the two terms refer to the same method of using the mail to deliver ballots. Voters in North Carolina are receiving absentee ballot request forms that feature President Trump's face on them even though the president has continuously criticized mail-in voting in the run-up to the November election.
A soldier who is missing from Fort Hood in Texas had transferred units after reporting sexual abuse, an Army official said in a statement. Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, was reported missing on Wednesday. Killeen police said he hasn't been seen since Monday when his staff sergeant dropped him off at home.
MOSCOW— Vladimir Putin has registered the world's first state-approved vaccine against the coronavirus and probably expected congratulations—at least at home—for winning the global race for a vaccine, but even Russians aren't so sure this is a good idea. Epidemiologists, pharmacologists, and doctors in Russia have responded to the alleged breakthrough with skepticism, and they certainly aren't lining up to be injected first. Russian scientists plan to start the final stage of the trials on Monday, planning to begin the mass vaccination in October.
Israel's military said on Saturday that one of its drones fell inside Lebanon during "operational activity" along the frontier, and the armed Lebanese group Hezbollah said it shot it down. The drone, which was downed near the border town of Aita al-shaab, was now in the group's possession, the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said in a statement. "There is no risk of breach of information," Israel's military said in a statement.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, didn't see his general election polling numbers rise in the immediate aftermath of this week's Democratic National Convention, a new Morning Consult poll shows. The poll, which was conducted Friday (one day after Biden gave his acceptance speech completing the four-day DNC) and released Saturday, has Biden up nine points on President Trump, compared to the eight point advantage he enjoyed Monday. The lack of convention bump so far doesn't appear to be too concerning for the Biden campaign, however.
Researchers are just beginning the understand the link between the coronavirus and chronic fatigue. "I basically relapsed upon arrival," Oliver, a 36-year-old manager for an arts organization in New York City, told Business Insider. It reminds them of another condition that's also still somewhat mysterious: chronic fatigue syndrome.
Eric Schiffer, Chairman of Reputation Management Consultants, told Insider he thinks Ellen DeGeneres is handling the current crisis surrounding her and her show poorly. DeGeneres is currently under fire after former employees told BuzzFeed of a toxic work culture on "The Ellen Show" that includes bullying, racial disrcimination, and sexual harrassment. Schiffer, who handles crises for major celebrities, sports stars, and Fortune 500 companies, told Insider DeGeneres is trying to "deflect to protect," a strategy that he said was part of the decision to fire three executive producers from "The Ellen Show" on Monday.
Two tropical storms are advancing across the Caribbean posing potentially historic threats to the US Gulf Coast, with both projected to reach the coast at or close to hurricane force. The current projected track for Tropical Storms Laura and Marco by the US National Hurricane Center puts both storms together in the Gulf on Tuesday, with Marco set to hit near the Texas-Louisiana border and Laura set to make landfall a little less than a day later. Phil Klotzbach, a hurricane researcher at Colorado State University, said two hurricanes had never appeared in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time, according to records going back to at least 1900, and the last time two tropical storms were in the Gulf together was in 1959.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday he would close factories that have seen worker protests, the Russian RIA news agency reported, his latest attempt to quell a wave of opposition rallies since contested elections this month. Lukashenko also suggested he would fire the workers concerned. "If a factory is not working then let's put a lock on its gate from Monday, let's stop it," RIA cited Lukashenko as saying in the town of Grodno near the border with Poland.
Health officials in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota have now traced multiple new COVID-19 cases back to a motorcycle rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota between August 7 and 16. The rally, which drew hundreds of thousands of bikers to the 6,900-person city, has been tied to 15 new coronavirus cases in Nebraska, seven in Minnesota, and multiple incidences in South Dakota, according to CNN. The event was one of the largest public gatherings in the US since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The mother of a man fatally shot by Louisiana police said her son was intelligent, shy and had sought therapy for social anxiety. The shooting Friday night was captured on video, and the state ACLU condemned what it described as a “horrific and deadly incident of police violence against a Black person.” Both the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center quickly called for an investigation.
On July 23, Juan Tang was ensconced inside the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco when federal officers came to the door with an arrest warrant for the 37-year-old cancer researcher. Law enforcement officials had already seized Tang's passport and moved to revoke her visa during an interview in June, ensuring she could not leave the country – but they couldn't arrest her on foreign diplomatic property. Tang, a researcher at the University of California-Davis, became hysterical when the consular officials told her about the arrest warrant.
Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, joins Jesse Watters on 'Watters' World.
Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory were among the more than 100 people who marched in downtown Miami on Saturday as part of a series of rallies stretching across Florida ostensibly organized to raise awareness about child sex trafficking. Though some demonstrators held vague signs asking to “save our children,” others hinted at — or spoke publicly about — what they believe is an underground human trafficking ring run by the country's elite class. We're here, we're making a statement,” said Jenn Luizzi, a 27-year-old QAnon supporter from Deerfield Beach.
Chaos has ensued at mail sorting facilities across California as employees struggle with the recent cutbacks in staffing and equipment. At one mail-sorting facility in South Los Angeles, employees reported seeing gnats and rodents picking apart containers of fruit and meat that had been left to rot, according to the Los Angeles Times. The reports come after recently-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy made a series of sweeping changes to the postal service.
There, in an area where hitchhiking is common, Slim agreed to give two males a ride. Instead, Lezmond Mitchell and Johnny Orsinger stabbed Slim 33 times and placed her lifeless body next to the 9-year-old in the back seat as they drove to an abandoned sheep camp. As the 38-year-old Mitchell sits on federal death row, his execution scheduled for Wednesday, the Navajo government is asking officials to spare his life on the basis of cultural beliefs and sovereignty.
Donald Trump is expected to address each night of a mostly virtual four-day Republican National Convention, with First Lady Melania Trump delivering remarks on Tuesday and Vice President Mike Pence speaking from Fort McHenry in Maryland on Wednesday. The president will accept his renomination during a White House address on Thursday, concluding a schedule of events that campaign and party officials did not publicly confirm within days of the event beginning on 24 August. At his nomination speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, presidential candidate Joe Biden pledged that the US would "overcome this season of darkness in America" and "choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege."
While touring southern Chiapas state last month, Mexico's coronavirus czar took aim at a local vice he considers culpable for the country's ongoing pandemic problems: rampant Coca-Cola consumption. Health undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell connected soda consumption with COVID-19 deaths, blaming sugar for causing comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension – maladies common in Mexico, where almost three-quarters of the population is overweight, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. “Health in Mexico would be very different if we stopped being deceived by these lifestyles sold on television and heard on radio and which we see on adverts – as if this was happiness.”
Germany's new "Air Force One" was just delivered to the armed forces on Thursday after arriving at Lufthansa Technik for completion work in May. The Airbus A350-900 XWB will be replacing the country's A340-300 fleet acquired from flag carrier Lufthansa. The purchase came in 2019 following mechanical issues with the existing VIP aircraft, one of which forced Chancellor Angela Merkel to fly commercial to the G20 in 2018.
Marco, one of two tropical storms headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast, was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later on Saturday as coastal governors urged residents to prepare for the unprecedented weather event amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tropical Storm Marco, located about 50 miles (80 km) west of Cuba with winds of 65 mph, was expected to intensify as it moved through the Yucatan Channel into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest bulletin. To the east, Tropical Storm Laura was packing 50 mph winds as it moved west at 18 mph about 100 miles west of Ponce, Puerto Rico, the center said.