Warmer week ahead
Warmer week ahead
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.
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.
As a young law student, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett lived in a house owned by co-founders of People of Praise, a religious community that teaches that men are divinely ordained as the “heads” of both family and faith. Barrett has not publicly discussed her role with the secretive organization founded in South Bend, Indiana, which some former members have alleged subjugates women. Barrett also did not list the group as among her affiliations on Senate judicial questionnaires filed last month or in 2017, when she was confirmed to her current seat as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
Kamala Harris's vice presidential run is historic for many reasons, not least that she is the first black woman on a major party ticket. However, she is the fourth woman, and the third vice presidential nominee. Twelve years before Ms Harris, there was Sarah Palin – the first Republican vice presidential nominee, who debated Joe Biden in an encounter that helped salvage at least some of her reputation.
With her vacant stare and vapid, press release-y talking points, Ivanka Trump does not come off as someone who has a good sense of humor. Neither is Ivanka's first inclination to turn her father's diagnosis into an Instagram aesthetic, superimposing footage of Trump's return from Walter Reed Medical Center over a twinkling background. “You are a warrior and will beat this,” Ivanka wrote on Friday evening after her father posted a video announcing he would be admitted to the hospital.
The U.S. trade deficit rose in August to the highest level in 14 years. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the gap between the goods and services the United States sells and what it buys abroad climbed 5.9% in August to $67.1 billion, highest since August 2006. Exports rose 2.2% to $171.9 billion on a surge in shipments of soybeans, but imports rose more — up 3.2% to $239 billion — led by purchases of crude oil, cars and auto parts.
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.
Bill Fry, 61, is a Donald Trump supporter in rural Ohio who doesn't share much in common politically with Matt Edelman, 29, a Joe Biden backer in Brooklyn, New York. Except this: They both worry about the legitimacy of the upcoming presidential election and fear an outcome that appears tainted could heighten the nation's already frayed psyche and potentially exacerbate violence in the streets. A new poll shows a large swath of Americans harbor deep reservations about the election results weeks before Election Day and are concerned about what actions people might resort to as a consequence.
LONDON—Alleged child predators in the Church of England were given more support than their victims, according to a report released Tuesday which has laid bare a toxic culture of allowing abusers to hide in plain sight for decades under the pretense of providing care and love. The report, written following an independent inquiry into child sex abuse, reveals that 390 church leaders were convicted of child sex abuse between the 1940s and 2018. In 2018 alone, 2,504 safeguarding concerns were raised about children or vulnerable adults, and there were 449 allegations of recent child sex abuse.
A proposed amendment to Sri Lanka's Constitution that would consolidate power in the president's hands has raised concerns about the independence of the country's institutions and the impact on ethnic minorities who fear their rights could be undermined by a nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist parliamentary majority. If passed, the amendment will bring Parliament under the control of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who will have the power to dissolve the legislature, appoint top judges, have full immunity against any prosecution and make decisions critical for minorities, without checks. The constitution now allows presidential decisions to be questioned in court, gives the prime minister the power to appoint Cabinet ministers, grants independent commissions power to appoint officials to key institutions and bars dual citizens from holding political office.
Storm surge and hurricane watches have been issued for the northern Gulf Coast as Hurricane Delta is forecast to bring “hazardous conditions” to the region later this week. Three Coastal Mississippi counties, including Hancock County, are also under a tropical storm watch. The system is on track to impact the Gulf Coast by late Friday, bringing the risk of heavy rain and dangerous hurricane-force winds, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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.
Yohannes IV killed while fighting Mahdist forces and is succeeded by the king of Shoa, who becomes Emperor Menelik II. Menelik signs a bilateral friendship treaty with Italy at Wuchale which Italy interprets as giving it a protectorate over Ethiopia. Ethiopia rejects this interpretation, later renounces the treaty and repays a loan.
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.
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.
Years after women first came forward to accuse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual assault or harassment, the issue has never left the president alone. A full 26 incidents of “unwanted sexual contact” and 43 instances of inappropriate behaviour were detailed in a book, All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, which drew on over 100 interviews — many exclusive — and added to a list of nearly two dozen women who had previously accused him of sexual assault or misconduct. Beyond the remarks in that video — which Mr Trump's team have always dismissed as “locker room talk” — accusations of sexual assault and harassment persist, with new ones surfacing even today.
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.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday warned that his country will not tolerate the presence of foreign fighters — “terrorists that Iran has fought for years" — near its northern border, where a conflict is raging between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Rouhani did not elaborate but Armenia accuses Ankara of sending Turkish-backed Syrian fighters to the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan. In Syria's civil war, Iran, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, is on the opposite side of Ankara, which supports Syrian opposition fighters.
Authorities on Tuesday continued their frantic search for a Florida mother who disappeared over a week ago after withdrawing $20 from an ATM. Stephanie Hollingsworth, 50, left her home around noon on Sept. 25 and drove to a local Bank of America to withdraw $20, the Belle Isle Police Department said. The mother of three then stopped by a Walmart around 2 p.m., where she was caught on store cameras walking through an aisle near the entrance.