Valley highs will continue to run around 10 degrees above the normal high for this time of year.
Valley highs will continue to run around 10 degrees above the normal high for this time of year.
With the 2020 election exactly four weeks away, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Trump in every national poll, opening up a significant advantage in surveys taken since the first presidential debate. CNN poll results released Tuesday showed Biden with a 16-point lead over Trump (57 percent to 41 percent) among likely voters. The survey — which was conducted entirely after the first debate and mostly after the president's coronavirus diagnosis was made public — found respondents favored Biden over Trump on a number of key issues, including the coronavirus outbreak (59 percent for Biden compared with 38 percent for Trump), health care (59 percent to 39 percent) and racial i...
The Russian military on Wednesday reported a successful test launch of the new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, giving Russian President Vladimir Putin something to smile about on his 68th birthday. Speaking to Putin via a video call, Russian General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov said the test launch was carried out Tuesday from the Admiral Groshkov frigate located in the White Sea, north of Russia. The missile successfully hit a target in the Barents Sea, Gerasimov said.
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.
With less than a month until Election Day, Sen. Lindsey Graham's reelection bid, once thought to be a walkover, is now considered a toss-up, as his Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, continues to rake in and spend cash. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report announced Wednesday morning that it had moved the South Carolina race's rating from Lean Republican to Toss-Up. Graham has represented the Palmetto State in the Senate since 2003 and won his most recent race by nearly 20 points in 2014, but Harrison's fundraising and the national political climate have imperiled his seat.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served as a “handmaid,” the term then used for high-ranking female leaders in the People of Praise religious community, an old directory for the group's members shows. Barrett has thus far refused to discuss her membership in the Christian organization, which opposes abortion and, according to former members, holds that men are divinely ordained as the “head” of both the family and faith, while it is the duty of wives to submit to them. Portions of two People of Praise directory pages for the South Bend, Indiana, branch were shared with The Associated Press by a former member of the community on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue and because this person still has family members in People of Praise.
A United Airlines pilot and his wife, who also worked for the airline, died in a private plane crash in Telluride, Colorado, on the way back from their honeymoon. Costas John Sivyllis, 30, who also worked as a flight instructor, had just eloped with wife, Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, on Oct. 1. The couple was flying home to Orlando in a small Beechcraft Bonanza when they crashed Monday afternoon shortly after taking off from Telluride Airport, the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office told CBS Denver and Orlando's News 6.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he had noted what he called "sharp anti-Russian rhetoric" from U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, but that he had been encouraged by Biden's comments on arms control. Putin, in comments on state television ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3, said Russia would work with any U.S. leader, but praised Republican incumbent Donald Trump for saying he wanted better ties with Moscow. "Of course we value this," said Putin, who also denied once again Washington's charge of Russian meddling in U.S. elections.
President Trump's former national security advisor, retired Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, launched a blistering attack on the Trump administration's Afghanistan peace negotiations Wednesday, accusing the administration of making “a tremendous mistake” by appearing to partner with the Taliban against the Afghan government. Trump has long argued that U.S. troops should withdraw from Afghanistan, but McMaster said the way the president is going about it is wrong. “What we're doing is an utter disaster and we and the Afghan people, sadly, may have to pay a much higher price as a result,” McMaster said during a webcast hosted by Arizona State University.
A Bollywood actress who was arrested by India's narcotics agency, setting off a media frenzy that has gripped the nation, walked out of jail on Wednesday after being granted bail. Rhea Chakraborty was released from Bycula District Prison in Mumbai a month after being arrested for allegedly buying drugs for her boyfriend, popular movie actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead in a suspected suicide in June. India's freewheeling TV news channels speculated that Chakraborty drove him to take his life and was part of a drug-dealing mafia in Bollywood, India's Mumbai-based film industry.
Vice President Mike Pence is known to rely on his wife Karen for support - the pair, married for 34 years, are inseparable. Less, however, is known about their three children - all young adults, beginning to forge their paths independently, but who were all present on August 26 for Pence's address to the Republican National Convention. “This has always been a family affair for us, from the very first campaign headed out to county fairs," Pence said several years ago.
The president has described Ankara's support for Azerbaijan as part of Turkey's quest for its "deserved place in the world order." He sees an opportunity to alter the status quo over Nagorno-Karabakh - in which France, the United States and Russia have for decades led international mediation efforts and ethnic Armenians have retained control of the enclave even though it is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan. "Turkey's logic in almost all corners of the map is disruption.
Van Jones, the prominent African-American political commentator on CNN, was apoplectic. Like millions of other Americans watching the first presidential debate between President Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joseph Biden, Jones, 52, an environmental and progressive activist who served in the Obama administration, just witnessed an extraordinary moment in America's tortured racial timeline. The president had not only just refused to denounce the Proud Boys, a violence-prone modern-day white supremacist group that aligns with him, but he called on them to “stand back and stand by,” in case he needed them in the upcoming election.
A decline in travel between Hawaii and Southern Nevada has led U.S. casino company Boyd Gaming to cut almost 300 workers at two downtown hotels. In letters to Nevada unemployment officials, Boyd revealed 284 employees at the California Hotel and Casino and Main Street Station will lose their jobs on Nov. 13. The layoffs – 116 at Main Street and 168 at California – impact every manner of casino worker, including bartenders, chefs, cocktail servers and card dealers.
The Palm Beach County School Board voted to rehire a former high school principal who was fired last year after he refused to say the Holocaust was a “factual, historical event.” School Board Chairman Frank Barbieri and board members Karen Brill and Erica Whitfield voted against Latson's rehiring. “I hope you understand Dr. Latson that this is on you and that you finally take accountability for your words and actions,” Brill said during the school board meeting.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security warned on Tuesday that violent white supremacy was the “most persistent and lethal threat in the homeland” in an annual assessment that a former intelligence chief had accused the agency of withholding in deference to President Donald Trump. The intelligence chief-turned-whistleblower last month accused the department of blocking the report and directing analysts to play down the threat of violent white racism as well as Russian election interference to align the agency's message with the president's. But the final report appeared to do no such thing.
Declassified documents reveal former CIA Director John Brennan briefed Obama on Hillary Clinton's plan to tie Trump to Russia; reaction from former California GOP party chair Tom Del Beccaro.
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.
One of the manufacturers of a Type 2 diabetes drug, Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, extended its recall of its 500mg and 750 mg pills, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported this week. Marksans Pharma Limited of India expanded its earlier initiated recall from June 5 to include an additional 76 unexpired lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets in both 500 mg and 750 mg packages. The company performed N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) testing of unexpired identified marketed lots and found that NDMA content in some lots exceeded the acceptable daily intake limit.