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Plummeting in the polls and confined to the White House with nothing on his public schedule, President Trump spent much of Wednesday morning — exactly four years after he narrowly avoided a collapse in support over the infamous “Access Hollywood” tapes — sending out a frenzy of tweets and retweets that were extraordinary in their volume and vehemence even by his standards. They included a warning about Sen. Kamala Harris's left-wing proclivities that contained the cryptic, if ominous, warning that “[Joe] Biden would not last a month! The invaluable Trump Twitter Archive recorded 52 tweets and retweets from the president's Twitter account between 7:18 and 10:20 a.m.
Angry protests erupted in Brooklyn as hundreds of members of the local orthodox Jewish community took to the streets to demonstrate against strict coronavirus restrictions imposed by New York's state governor, Andrew Cuomo. At least one person was injured in chaotic scenes in the Borough Park neighbourhood in which Hasidic men, mainly without masks, started fires as the protests intensified around midnight. Chanting "Jewish lives matter", the crowd chased away two sheriffs deputies.
A Florida child was so desperate to escape his parents that he did something dangerously extreme, police say. According to a police report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Kelly and Daniel Davis were arrested Monday on child abuse charges after one of their six kids set a mattress on fire to escape the “deplorable” conditions of his bedroom at the Spring Hill home. The arrest affidavit says the 8-year-old boy was kept locked up in his dark, boarded-up bedroom with no power for months.
Plexiglass barriers will divide Kamala Harris and Mike Pence at the vice presidential debate on Wednesday. The barriers are meant as an additional protective measure to prevent potential COVID-19 transmission. When Kamala Harris and Mike Pence face each other in the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night, they will do so through plexiglass barriers – an additional protective measure approved by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
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.
On the same day President Trump acknowledged contracting the coronavirus, the White House quietly informed a veterans group that there was a COVID-19 risk stemming from a Sept. 27 event honoring the families of fallen U.S. service members, the head of that charitable organization told The Daily Beast. The White House warning, which came on Oct. 2, is the earliest known outreach to visitors of the complex that there was a risk of coronavirus emerging from the grounds where the president, the first lady, and at least 17 of his aides, according to Politico, have now tested positive for the virus. The Sept. 27 event to honor Gold Star families came the day after the White House hosted a celebration for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that appears to have been an early source of the White House outbreak, though West Wing officials have quietly disputed that linkage.
Officials in Montgomery County announced Tuesday the arrest of a man on charges related to the death of his 10-month-old daughter.
An airline passenger is accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping 18-year-old on a plane, authorities say. Ian Wagner, 38, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged with sexual assault and indecent exposure during a Frontier Airlines flight from Indiana to Colorado in 2017, according to an FBI news release Wednesday. The FBI says she was “incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct and physically incapable of declining participation in, and communicating an unwillingness to engage in, the sexual contact.”
Australia's city of Melbourne, capital of the coronavirus hotspot state of Victoria, on Wednesday reported the lowest two-week average of new cases after a second contagion wave that led to one of the world's toughest lockdowns. For the first time since the second coronavirus outbreak caused more than 800 deaths in the state - more than 90% of the country's 897 virus-related deaths - the two-week average has fallen below 10. The metric is key as officials in the second-most-populous state are reluctant to ease mobility restrictions until the rolling average in the two-week window falls below five.
The change would allow prosecutors who suspect election-related offenses to take public investigative steps, even if those steps alter the outcome of the election. In an email Friday, an official in the DOJ's Public Integrity Section specifically highlighted that the exception applied to "misconduct by federal officials or employees administering an aspect of the voting process through the United States Postal Service, the Department of Defense or any other federal department or agency." The decision to single out USPS employees and military members is noteworthy, given that the president has repeatedly suggested, without evidence, that the two groups could be involved in election fraud.
Members of the Louisville Metro Police Department's SWAT unit who responded to the raid on Breonna Taylor's home have criticised the police, including one member calling the raid an “egregious act”. Lieutenant Dale Massey and other members of the SWAT team were interviewed by the Profession Integrity Unit following the 13 March raid. During the interviews, members of the SWAT team said the three police officers violated their basic rule of policing: identify the target and what's in the background before shooting.
The joint rule from the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security will significantly increase the minimum wages companies must pay to workers enrolled in the H-1B visa program. The rule, which takes effect in early December, will likely face criticism from trade groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who say the H-1B program is necessary because of a shortage of skilled American workers. Kenneth Cuccinelli, acting director of Homeland Security, said in a call with reporters on Wednesday that the new rule was largely designed to deny visas to third-party contractors who provide workers to U.S. companies.
A draft report from the Justice Department's inspector general said former Attorney General Jeff Session and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were "a driving force" behind President Donald Trump's child-separation policy at the US-Mexico border, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. Sessions and Rosenstein called for the separation of children no matter how young they were, the draft report found, according to The Times. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Cyprus and Lebanon on Tuesday reaffirmed an agreement for Lebanese authorities to take back migrants aboard boats trying to reach Cypriot shores. Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said Lebanese and Cypriot police and naval forces will intercept migrant boats departing from Lebanon. “We're sending out a clear message that we won't tolerate anyone engaging in the trafficking of human beings and that we're defending the interests of our two states,” Nouris said after talks with Major-General Abbas Ibrahim, a senior official from Lebanon's Interior Ministry.
Dr. Anthony Fauci's daughters won't spend Thanksgiving with him in Washington, despite his and his wife saying they'd love to host them. The women, who live in three different parts of the country, decided against the visit in order to protect their father from the novel coronavirus, Fauci said in a webinar hosted by American University. While there's no one answer to whether you should visit family for the holidays, experts recommend weighing the pratical risks with the mental health benefits.
Indian shares closed at more than a seven-month high on Tuesday, helped by gains in Tata Motors and HDFC Ltd, with investors shifting focus to the outcome of the central bank's two-day policy meeting scheduled later in the week. The Nifty ended 1.38% up at 11,662.4, its highest close since Feb. 26, while the Sensex gained 1.54% to close at 39,574.57. "We're now eyeing the 11,800 zone (for Nifty), so traders should continue with 'buy on dips' in the index while stocks may continue to see the swings on both sides," said Ajit Mishra, vice president of research at Religare Broking.
Rudy Giuliani, president Donald Trump's personal lawyer, was on Tuesday night apparently spotted maskless at a GOP fundraising event in New York - a day after coughing his way through a Fox News interview. The former New York mayor appears to have been pictured addressing a crowd of at least 30 people in Manhattan, some of whom were elderly and also not wearing masks. Mr Giuliani, 76, was part of a team of key aides that helped Mr Trump prepare for his first debate with Mr Biden last Tuesday.
She had worked in a Houston emergency department, and a family member says she reused personal protective equipment (PPE) day after day due to shortages. Fagan is one of over 250 medical staff who died in southern and western hotspot states as the virus surged there over the summer, according to reporting by the Guardian and Kaiser Health News as part of Lost on the Frontline, a project to track every US healthcare worker death. In Texas, nine medical deaths in April soared to 33 in July, after Governor Greg Abbott hastily pushed to reopen the state for business and then reversed course.
Democrats on Tuesday slammed Judge Amy Coney Barrett for not disclosing to senators that she signed a letter 14 years ago that called the legacy of Roe v. Wade "barbaric." In 2006, Barrett signed a two-page newspaper ad by a group called St. Joseph County Right to Life that advocated overturning Roe v. Wade. President Donald Trump last month nominated Barrett, who sits on the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals, to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court.