Survey finds more families may apply for federal student aid due to pandemic
Survey finds more families may apply for federal student aid due to pandemic
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath, faced off in their first and perhaps only debate Monday night. McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot, criticized McConnell for blocking a new round of COVID-19 economic support, calling it a "dereliction of duty" and failure of leadership. McConnell, oddly, laughed.
Eric Trump has cancelled a trip to a Michigan gun store after it was revealed one of the former employees was one of 13 men accused of plotting to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Huron Valley Guns in New Hudson, Michigan, wrote in a Facebook post that one of the suspects worked for the company for three weeks in February. Ed Swadish, owner of Huron Valley Guns, confirmed to The Detroit News that the man worked for the company at the start of February.
Donald Trump | Fox News logo Getty Images/FOX NEWS/Salon President Donald Trump promoted a website operated by a Fox News regular and attacked other conservative media outlets. The president hyped the new Bongino Report, a news aggregator owned by gun-loving commentator Dan Bongino, and attacked competitor Drudge Report and Fox News, as well. "Congratulations Dan.
Special agents from the United States Postal Service raided the home of an Allegheny County mail carrier over the weekend; KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports.
Joe Biden's son-in-law Howard Krein is an informal adviser to the Democratic presidential candidate on the response to the coronavirus pandemic, while simultaneously investing in health-care startups to address the pandemic, Politico reported on Tuesday. Krein's venture capital business, StartUp Health, announced in April that it would invest in ten medical startup companies that craft solutions to issues posed by the pandemic. At the same time, Krein was among several individuals speaking with the Biden campaign regarding its health policy.
The biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water on Tuesday as navy divers tried to defuse it. More than 750 people had been evacuated from the area near the Piast Canal outside the town of Swinoujscie where the Tallboy bomb used by Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) was found. It weighed nearly 5,400 kg, including 2,400 kg of explosive.
Ivo Zdarsky has been living alone in an airplane hangar in a ghost town in Utah since 2007. He escaped Communist-era Czechoslovakia in a homemade hang glider in 1984, then founded a propeller company in California in 1986. In 2007, he bought an abandoned airport in Lucin, Utah, to have the space to work on various projects.
The National Park Service, which is searching for Courtier with the Washington County's Sheriff's Office, said her intended travel plan was not known. Her daughter, Kailey Chambers, said Courtier lost her nannying job due to the coronavirus pandemic and has been traveling the country and visiting national parks in a converted van. Chambers said her mother was last seen on a shuttle into the park, as driving into the park is currently prohibited.
Olivia Troye, a former member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is calling the Trump campaign's decision to use an edited clip of Dr. Anthony Fauci in a new ad "gross and upsetting and typical of a White House that has no regard for the truth." Before resigning in July, Troye served as Vice President Mike Pence's homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, and was his lead staffer on the task force. Fauci is the nation's top infectious disease expert, and for a new ad, the Trump campaign spliced together Fauci's words in an attempt to make it sound like he was praising the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
There were several reports of technical glitches, but state officials said the hours-long waits primarily were the result of "record turnout." While the first day drew high turnout, the Atlanta Journal Constitution noted that 253,000 voted early in a single day on the Friday before Election Day four years ago. Critics accused the state of "voter suppression" in response to videos showing long lines on Monday.
A New York woman was arrested for allegedly throwing her newborn baby out of the bathroom window after giving birth in the bath. Police say the baby was found naked and still with its umbilical cord attached at a home in the Queens area of the city on Sunday morning. Authorities say that Sabita Dookram, 23, gave birth to the youngster in the bath before allegedly tossing the baby from the window.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday put an end to a lawsuit brought by congressional Democrats that accused President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution with his business dealings. The justices refused to hear an appeal by 215 Senate and House of Representatives Democrats of a lower court ruling that found that the lawmakers lacked the necessary legal standing to bring the case that focused on the Republican president's ownership of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The lawmakers accused Trump of violating the Constitution's rarely tested "emoluments" clauses that bar presidents from taking gifts or payments from foreign and state governments without congressional approval.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has apparently had enough. In a statement released Tuesday, Romney said that, as the November election nears, he is "troubled" by the American political landscape, which he argues has transformed from a place of "spirited debate" into a "vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation." Romney directly called out President Trump for insulting his political opponents — even after the discovery of a plot to kidnap one of them — and calling for former President Barack Obama's imprisonment.
WASHINGTON – When Judge Amy Coney Barrett displayed that she was not using notes during Tuesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the moment became just one of a few to go viral. Conservatives applauded Barrett, calling her "THAT smart", but the moment also brought forth a wave of memes from both sides of the political aisle. When Barrett cited various judges, cases, and laws as she discussed her career and how she would rule on the Supreme Court during the second day of her confirmation hearings, she did it all from memory.
Donald Trump is running out of days to change the current trajectory of the presidential election, after a week where he pulled out of a debate scheduled for 15 October, and when Vice President Mike Pence apparently failed to win over more voters during his turn in the spotlight last week. Polls have grown so one-sided that Republicans fear a Democratic “blue wave” in November with control of the Senate also at stake. The current polling average is a 10.6-point advantage in favor of former Vice President Mr Biden and running mate Senator Kamala Harris.
The claim: Kamala Harris said she'll place a federal tax on homes to pay for reparations Since she was chosen, misinformation about Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris has spread online. One social media post claims Harris' views on reparations for slavery will lead to a new tax. GET READY TO PAY A FEDERAL TAX ON YOUR HOME FOR REPARATIONS!!
If there's one thing that provides a helpful distraction from the pandemic, it's a dramatic celebrity weight loss. This week, Kelly Osbourne was pictured in Malibu looking noticeably slimmer in tight black jeans and a tailored suit jacket. The actress revealed through comments on an Instagram post earlier this year that she has lost 85lbs.
Kim Kardashian West's cosmetics brand KKW Beauty announced its latest makeup line on Monday. The Opalescent Collection, created in honor of Kardashian West's 40th birthday this month, was announced alongside a photo of Kardashian West sitting inside a giant cake. In the photo, Kardashian West is seen wearing a silver bikini, sparkling leggings, and see-through platform heels.
Valerie Bertinelli shared photos on Monday night about her “forever family” with her late ex-husband Eddie Van Halen, who died from cancer last week at the age of 65. The actor, 60, posted a series of pictures on her Instagram Stories that shows their family together. The first photo showed Van Halen cradling Bertinelli's baby bump sometime in the early 1990s.