Meteorologist Mike Haddad has a look at the latest forecast.
Meteorologist Mike Haddad has a look at the latest forecast.
Federal judges in the last week have upheld moves by Republicans in Texas and Ohio to limit drop boxes in their states, reversing lower court rulings that would have given voters more options for returning a mail ballot in person before Election Day. The rulings are part of a pattern across the country this year for the Republican Party, which has tried to limit options for voters in many states. In Pennsylvania, the state Republican Party and President Trump's reelection campaign sued to block drop boxes from being used at all but were denied by the state Supreme Court.
A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not face charges in his home state of Illinois, prosecutors said Tuesday. An investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County State's Attorney's Office said. There is no evidence the gun was ever physically possessed by Kyle Rittenhouse in Illinois, it said.
South Dakota officials Tuesday released audio of the 911 call made by state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg on the night he struck and killed a pedestrian. Speaking to reporters from Sioux Falls City Hall, Gov. Kristi Noem and Public Safety Secretary Craig Price provided an update on the Sept. 12 crash that killed 55-year-old Joseph Boever and remains under investigation. "...So we can put a full picture together of the facts that can be objectively reviewed for the benefit of everybody involved."
Newly released cellphone videos show the seconds before and after the deadly shooting that occurred at a protest in Denver. Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard hired by a local TV station, shot and killed a man who maced him, now identified as Lee Keltner. Mr Dolloff is currently detained on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting, Denver police have said.
President Trump pressed his attack on Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday, after his campaign declined to take down an ad quoting the country's leading infectious disease expert that Fauci himself said was misleading. In the campaign ad released last week, Fauci is quoted as saying, “I can't imagine ... that anybody could be doing more,” with the context of the ad making it seem as if he was praising Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. “The comments attributed to me without my permission in the GOP campaign ad were taken out of context from a broad statement I made months ago about the efforts of federal public health officials” — not about Trump, specifically, he said.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has set a fundraising record for Republican Senate candidates, bringing in $28 million in the third quarter of a reelection battle that is swiftly becoming among the more expensive in the country — and his toughest to date. Graham's campaign said Wednesday the amount raised in the final full fundraising quarter before the Nov. 3 general election is the most ever raised in a single quarter by any Republican Senate candidate in the country. The haul comes as Graham takes a turn in the national spotlight where, as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, he presides over the confirmation hearings of President Donald Trump's third U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
Amy Cooper, the white woman charged with filing a false police report for calling 911 during a dispute with a Black man in New York's Central Park in May, made a second, previously unreported call in which she falsely claimed the man had “tried to assault her,” a prosecutor said Wednesday. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon described the second call as Cooper was being arraigned by video in a case that had garnered worldwide attention but was put on hold for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cooper did not enter a plea to the misdemeanor charge.
Wisconsin's rising coronavirus crisis reached a distressing new high, as the state reported its worst day of the pandemic yet. Wisconsin on Tuesday recorded a new state record for the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in a single day with 3,279 reported infections, according to the state's Department of Health Services. The health department has now recorded a total of 155,471 confirmed cases since Covid-19 first hit the state, with 1,508 total deaths from the virus.
A new pro-Trump campaign ad that aired in three battleground states last week used footage from Russia and Belarus. The America First Action advert, which launched last Thursday across Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, was first reported to have featured the stock footage by Politico. The $10 million (£7.7 million) advertisement titled “Pandemic Tax” stars Russian and Belarussian actors, and attacks the Democratic presidential nominee's alleged plans to raise taxes “on all of us”.
WASHINGTON – Democrats warned Wednesday that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's almost certain confirmation could launch a new chapter of conservative judicial activism, though the federal appeals court judge sought to portray herself as a mainstream jurist without any agenda. As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing drew toward a close Wednesday, several Democrats acknowledged Barrett would be confirmed to succeed the late liberal Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, most likely by a party-line vote before Election Day. "It seems that the fix is in," Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.
Pakistan's military said seven troops were killed in separate incidents on Wednesday in the country's northwest, in a region along the Afghan border that until recent years had served as a base for Pakistani and foreign militants. Six soldiers, including an officer, died in North Waziristan, when their army patrol struck two roadside bombs, while a seventh soldier was killed in a firing incident in the border Bajur region. The attack in North Waziristan also wounded several others, and a second soldier was wounded in the Bajur attack on a border security post.
A trio of space travelers blasted off to the International Space Station on Wednesday, using for the first time a fast-track maneuver that allowed them to reach the orbiting outpost in just a little over three hours. NASA's Kate Rubins along with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled Wednesday morning from the Russia-leased Baikonur space launch facility in Kazakhstan for a six-month stint on the station. For the first time, they tried a two-orbit approach and docked with the space station in just a little over three hours after lift-off.
"If anybody was listening to who I am and what I said you know that it was with deep sarcasm that I suggested that some legislative body would want to yearn for the good old days of segregationism. The point that I'm trying to make is there is nobody in America in the legislative arena, wanting to take us back to that dark period in American history," Graham said. "I want to assure the people of South Carolina, that statement was made with dripping sarcasm."
A North Florida man came to the Florida Keys in August and fished, chronicling his vacation by posting videos and photos on his Facebook page. The Facebook posts show a protected Goliath grouper being filleted, a batch of undersized lobster on the grill and an undersized nurse shark placed in a swimming pool that is treated with chlorine at his vacation rental in Marathon, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Yansel Garrido, 32, was jailed Tuesday after his arrest on charges of cruelty to animals — for the nurse shark treatment — harvesting a Goliath grouper and possession of six undersized lobsters, all misdemeanors.
Massachusetts' Republican governor is diverging from his party this election cycle. In a Wednesday statement, Gov. Charlie Baker declared through a spokesperson that he "cannot support Donald Trump for president" and will "leave the election analysis to the pundits." Baker didn't say whether he'd support Democratic nominee Joe Biden in turn.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has suggested that an increase in violent crime in Las Vegas could be because of cheap hotel deals, which he claims are attracting visitors interested in “creating chaos”. The Las Vegas strip has seen an increase in violent crimes over the last few months, as hotel prices have decreased on average by $10 (£7.73) from last year, due to a fall in bookings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Although the average price decrease is only $10, the Daily Mail reported that multiple hotels are offering rooms for less than $100 (£77.29) a night, while hotels just off the strip have rooms for less than $50 (£38.65), in order to attract more visitors to the area.
Last week, America dodged a bullet. The FBI arrested 13 men who plotted to violently overthrow the government of Michigan, kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and “try” her for undisclosed crimes at a hidden location in Wisconsin. It's hard to gauge the impact of such a plot on the American body politic had the kidnappers actually reached the point of attempting to seize an American governor.
Cheese producers reacted angrily Wednesday to the Mexican government's decision to halt the distribution of some products of major manufacturers for a host of alleged labelling violations. Business groups said the move by the Economy Department could unfairly damage the reputations of producers. For example, the department accused the Philadelphia brand of improperly labelling “reduced fat” on a single slices American cheese product.
Children, who rarely have severe COVID-19 symptoms, have not yet been tested for any experimental coronavirus vaccine. The CDC said so far early clinical trials have only included non-pregnant adults, noting the recommended groups could change in the future as clinical trials expand to recruit more people. Pfizer Inc has said it will enroll children, who are capable of passing on the virus to high-risk groups, as young as 12 in its large, late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial, while AstraZeneca has said a sub-group of patients in a large trial will test children between five to 12.