Scattered Showers Ahead - Eric Weglarz
Scattered Showers Ahead - Eric Weglarz
Democrat Joe Biden opened his widest lead in a month in the U.S. presidential race after President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, and a majority of Americans think Trump could have avoided infection if he had taken the virus more seriously, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday. The Oct. 2-3 national opinion poll gave little indication of an outpouring of support for the president beyond Trump's core group of followers, some of whom have gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where the president has been hospitalized. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the severity of the pandemic as something that would disappear on its own, chiding Biden as recently as last week for wearing a protective mask, even as the coronavirus infected millions of people and forced businesses and schools to close.
Two white males in rural Mississippi have been arrested and charged with assault after chasing and shooting at two Black teenagers who were riding ATVs on their property, according to local news reports. Forty-eight-year-old Wade Oscar Twiner and his 22-year-old son Lane Twiner were arrested in late September and each charged with three counts of aggravated assault. Deputies from the Yazoo County Sheriff's Office responded to calls of the father and son chasing the teens in a white Chevrolet pickup truck and shooting at them as they were riding ATVs near their home.
Claudia Conway, the daughter of former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, revealed on TikTok Sunday that she has coronavirus. “Hey guys currently dying of covid,” Conway captioned a video on the social media platform. Kellyanne Conway announced she tested positive for coronavirus Friday night and was experiencing some symptoms including a “mild (light cough) and I'm feeling fine.”
President Trump continued to sound optimistic about his COVID-19 treatment Saturday evening in a video message from his suite at Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Trump's comments were more or less in line with a Saturday evening report from his physician, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, who said he's "extremely happy" with the president's progress, noting that Trump received his second dose of the antiviral drug remdesivir. Trump is "not yet out of the woods," but the medical team "remains cautiously optimistic," Conley said in a statement.
A quick-thinking mom outwitted a stranger who offered to buy her 2-year-old child for $1,500 at a Shoreline, Washington, transit center, sheriff's officials say. The woman declined but got the 43-year-old man's email and phone number “in case she changed her mind,” the King County Sheriff's Office reported on Facebook. She contacted the sheriff's office after the Sept.
Near the end of a week in which he begged supporters to donate money to his campaign for a second time, embattled Senator Lindsey Graham took to the debate stage on Saturday to face his opponent in the race to represent South Carolina in the Senate. Senator Graham is tied with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison at 48 per cent each, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, in a race that has become unexpectedly competitive and could play a role in flipping control of the Senate. Mr Harrison has seen a surge in donations since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the incumbent Graham's u-turn on his previous pledge to not fill a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year.
As the number of coronavirus cases connected to the Trump administration continue to rise and questions over President Trump's health remain, some White House staffers have expressed frustration with the situation, The New York Times reports. Per the Times, the aides were concerned that the White House's decision to release so little information about Trump's health would "stoke fears beyond the known facts." But, on a personal level, the staff members who work in a building that is experiencing a coronavirus outbreak also had trouble getting tested, the Times reports.
Ireland's National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) recommended to the government on Sunday that the country be moved to the highest level of COVID-19 restrictions and return to a full lockdown, national broadcaster RTE reported. NPHET made the recommendation to move to Level 5 restrictions in a letter sent to government, RTE said. All of Ireland's 26 counties are currently on Level 2 with the exception of Dublin and Donegal, which are under stricter Level 3 controls.
At Saturday night's South Carolina Senate race debate, there was more to social distancing than two podiums set thirteen feet apart. Jaime Harrison, the Democratic Party challenger to Senator Lindsey Graham, was shielded by a large plexiglass screen, and prior to the debate, his campaign manager tweeted that the incumbent senator should be quarantining. As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this week Mr Graham had prolonged exposure to Senator Mike Lee, who has since tested positive for Covid-19 — per CDC guidelines he should be in quarantine.
Test monitoring software, which colleges are implementing to curb academic dishonesty during distance learning, is posing problems for students. One college student went viral on TikTok after posting a video in which she said that a test proctoring program had flagged her behavior as suspicious because she was reading the question aloud, resulting in her professor assigning her a failing grade. The TikTokker is not the only student who has run into issues with monitoring programs — students have reportedly had racialized experiences with facial recognition software and others have said filmed exams have taken a mental toll on them.
Vaisia Itaaehau: I loved being around JJ and Tylee. Tylee was really protective over JJ. and she was kind of like another mama to him.
Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday he advised governors not to publicly endorse him over fears the Trump administration would withhold COVID-19 supplies. "I told some governors, don't endorse me ... because you'll pay a penalty," Biden said at a virtual campaign event on Saturday. Numerous Democratic governors have endorsed Biden, and some former Republican governors, like John Kasich of Ohio, have endorsed him, too.
More evidence that 2020 is a living nightmare has been found deep in the forests of Missouri, where arachnids are spinning webs large enough to "catch" humans. Just in time for Halloween, a giant spider web was discovered by the Missouri Department of Conservation's Francis Skalicky off a trail near Springfield. People began freaking out accordingly after a photo of the web, spun by an orb weaver spider, was posted to Facebook.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was hospitalized Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19, the latest Trump administration insider to come down with the virus. Christie told CNN he drove himself to a hospital in the Garden State after coming down with a fever and experiencing flu-like aches and pains. “While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure,” Christie wrote on Twitter.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing a shutdown of all nonessential businesses and schools in nine ZIP codes across NYC to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
A letter signed by 1,513 Rhodes College alums challenges Amy Coney Barrett's nomination in a letter, arguing that her record does not reflect the values of the school she and the alums attended. "We believe both her record and the process that has produced her nomination are diametrically opposed to the values of truth, loyalty, and service that we learned at Rhodes," the letter said. The alumni also argued in the letter that Barrett might vote to gut or "seriously curtail" Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that said abortions are constitutionally supported.
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin has lashed out at Melania Trump over her taped comments regarding the separation of children from their parents at the southern border. The attack came on Friday after Ms Trump expressed gratitude for well wishes she has received since the announcement of her positive coronavirus diagnosis on Friday. Ms Rubin, who describes herself as a “never Trump, pro democracy opinion writer", responded with a scathing comment: “You may not give a f*** about children but decent people care about one another.”
The season 46 premiere of "Saturday Night Live" included a sketch about Drew Barrymore, played by Chloe Fineman, and her new talk show. It also mocked the controversy surrounding "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "After seeing what went down with Ellen, we took a hard turn in the other direction," the narrator says in the sketch.
South Sydney overcame a week marred by controversy to beat Newcastle 46-20 in an elimination final Sunday to keep their grand final hopes alive in Australia's National Rugby League. Both the club and assistant coach and former England rugby international Sam Burgess are the subject of separate police and NRL investigations into drug, misconduct and domestic violence allegations. South will now face Parramatta in one of next weekend's league semifinals.
Former Vice President Joe Biden's national lead against President Donald Trump jumped to a nearly two-to-one margin after Sept. 29's chaotic presidential debate, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday. The poll was completed just before the announcement that Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus and hospitalized at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Biden now holds a 14-percentage-point lead against the president, with 53% of registered voters backing the Democratic nominee and 39% supporting Trump.