Wet Roads Monday Morning
Wet Roads Monday Morning
For two years, William Barr has served President Trump with exemplary loyalty. Whether it came to Robert Mueller's report about Russian electoral interference or last year's impeachment trial, the U.S. attorney general always stood by the president, so much so that some wondered if he was acting more as the president's private attorney than as the nation's chief legal officer. As other Cabinet members departed, voluntarily or under pressure, as rumors circulated that Trump might replace Mike Pence on the 2020 ticket, Barr remained a fixture in the Trumpian universe, articulating and justifying the president's many grievances, whether against congressional Democrats or protesters in Portland, Ore.
A private security guard from a local television station is in custody after he shot and killed another man during a rival protest by left-wing and right-wing groups in Denver, Colorado. The right-wing "Patriot Rally" was met by a group of counter-protesters who called their rally the "BLM-Antifa Soup Drive" on Saturday. The incident occurred after a protester participating in the "Patriot Rally" sprayed mace at another man, who then shot him with a handgun.
Louisiana on Sunday was picking up the pieces after Hurricane Delta swept through, wreaking havoc on a region already devastated by Hurricane Laura six weeks ago. Two people were confirmed on Sunday to have been killed after Delta made landfall on Friday evening near the coastal town of Creole, with top winds of 100mph. One of the victims died in Louisiana, and another in Florida.
This is part of an occasional series of Yahoo News articles and accompanying videos on how the issues America faced in the 1920s — aka “the Roaring Twenties” — have echoes in our own decade, a century later. On Oct. 2, President Trump tweeted that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 amid a surge of infections among the president's White House staff and those close to him — and the world was shaken. Questions loomed about what would happen if the president succumbed to or was incapacitated by the deadly coronavirus, which has so far killed more than 214,000 Americans and infected over 7.7 million others.
A 30-year-old British woman, Tara Hanlon, was traveling through London's Heathrow Airport when authorities discovered up to $2 million in her suitcases, according to The Sun. Hanlon was charged with money laundering and could spend up to 14 years behind bars. Minister for immigration compliance and the courts, Chris Philp, called the find the "largest individual cash seizure at the border so far in 2020." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
A Catholic church in Pearl River, Louisiana, has burned the altar where its former pastor was caught having sex with two women. “His behavior was obscene, his desecration of the altar is demonic,” said Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, who consecrated a new altar at the church Sunday, WVUE reports. The former pastor at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Travis Clark, has been removed from ministry and is no longer on the diocese payroll, WDSU reported.
It prided itself on a successful 'intelligent' lockdown earlier this year, but criticism is growing in the Netherlands as infection rates near the top of European charts. Statistics suggest 20-30 year olds are driving the flare, which is acute in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. On Sunday, the ECDC recorded the 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people as 345 in the Netherlands, with only Belgium and the Czech Republic higher.
Afghanistan's chief peace envoy said Saturday that India's civil and military leadership are supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of the Afghan peace process and that Kabul's interactions with New Delhi are expected to further deepen in the coming weeks and months. In an interview with The Associated Press in the Indian capital, Abdullah Abdullah said that while the issue of Afghanistan involves the international community at large, he hopes that India will play an important role in the peace process by “encouraging the voices of tolerance and coexistence.”
The Taliban has denied endorsing Donald Trump after reports emerged claiming the Afghan militant group had said it hoped the US president would be re-elected. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the Taliban, was reported to have supported Mr Trump's bid to remain in the White House and expressed concern over his health. The American news outlet also said another Taliban senior leader told them: “When we heard about Trump being Covid-19 positive, we got worried for his health, but seems he is getting better.”
A white Texas man may have worn blackface and sported a fraudulent beard as he killed the mother of his 1-year-old child, The Dallas Morning News reported. Authorities discovered the dark markup foundation and the fake beard in the suspect's vehicles, according to the report. A 33-year-old white Texas man may have used dark makeup foundation and a beard as a way to camouflage himself as he killed the mother of his child last week, police suggested in an arrest affidavit.
A Jewish journalist says Orthodox Jews assaulted him in Brooklyn. Jacob Kornbluh, the national politics reporter for the Jewish Insider, said he was "hit in the head, and kicked at by an angry crowd of hundreds of community members" during a protest over coronavirus restrictions. The incident occurred at protests following a decision by Governor Andrew Cuomo to enforce a local lockdown, closing schools and nonessential businesses.
Defence expert Melissa Hanham explains what the missile is and why it is a threat to the US and the world. To mark the 75th anniversary of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, the country threw an unparalleled military parade at the stroke of midnight. The heavily choreographed event featured all the pomp and circumstance the world has come to expect from North Korea's mass human performances.
A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Saturday threw out a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump's campaign, dismissing its challenges to the battleground state's poll-watching law and its efforts to limit how mail-in ballots can be collected and which of them can be counted. The ruling by U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan — who was appointed by Trump — in Pittsburgh also poured cold water on Trump's claims that Pennsylvania is fertile ground for election fraud. Trump's campaign said it would appeal at least one element of the decision, with barely three weeks to go until Election Day in a state hotly contested by Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
A “monster shark” yanked Andrew Sharpe off his surfboard by the leg Friday as the 52-year-old surfed with friends off a western Australia beach, 9 News reported. A three-day search for Sharpe off Kelp Beds Beach recovered only his damaged surfboard and a few shreds of his wetsuit before being called off Sunday, The West Australian reported. “We don't hold any ongoing hope, unfortunately, for Mr. Sharpe's survival,” Senior Sgt. Justin Tarasinski said, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
And a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through Saturday shows 11 states set records for new cases for a seven-day period – Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah. Some governors are unmoved by the data. South Dakota is experiencing an increase in daily cases, hospitalizations and even deaths, but Gov. Kristi Noem has stressed that South Dakota's hospital capacity has not been strained by the pandemic.
Nestron will be manufacturing the Legend One, an eco friendly $21,500 tiny home with artificial intelligence systems and a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. For $12,500 more, the 167.92-square foot home — which is currently available for pre-order — can come fully furnished and move-in ready. The Legend tiny home lineup was designed to appeal to the traditional tiny home customer that's drawn to container or cabin homes.
Egypt's president Saturday ratified a maritime deal setting its Mediterranean Sea boundary with Greece and demarcating an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights, the state-run news agency reported, in a move that has angered Turkey. The bilateral agreement is widely seen as a response to a rival deal between Turkey and Libya's Tripoli-based government that spiked tensions in the East Mediterranean region, along with Turkey's disputed oil and gas exploration in the seawaters. The MENA news agency said that the deal, signed by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was published by the official gazette on Saturday.
This week, the U.S. government opened the entry period to participate in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for Fiscal Year 2022 (DV-2022), which ends on Nov. 10, 2020. Popularly known as the visa lottery, the program will once again give away 55,000 green cards to foreigners. The official instructions for the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program DV-2022 explain to the very detail how to enter the computerized draw, who qualifies and who doesn't, and it also contains a section with frequent questions and answers, chief among them the requirement to have a valid, unexpired passport, to be able to submit the entry form.
It seems as if there is a new presidential poll released every day — with similar results. Just days after the news of President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis and subsequent hospitalization, national and state polls continue to show Biden ahead in the presidential race. Four years ago, almost to the day, many of the same polls showed Democrat Hillary Clinton well ahead.