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  • Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Despite questions about the 'laptop from hell,' most Americans think the Trumps are more 'corrupt' than the Bidens news

    President Trump has intensified his accusations of wrongdoing by Joe Biden, based on emails supposedly found on a laptop formerly owned by Biden’s son Hunter. But a plurality of voters aren’t buying it — and a majority believe Trump and his family are more “corrupt” than the Bidens.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:53:34 -0400
  • Fighting cock kills police chief in Philippine raid news

    A Philippine police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight after a rooster's blade sliced his femoral artery, an official said Tuesday.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 05:15:34 -0400
  • 18-year-old freshman at University of Dayton apparently dies from Covid-19 news

    Michael Lang, 18, died on Thursday “apparently due to complications from" coronavirus after a long hospitalization, officials at the Ohio school said.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:01:00 -0400
  • Senate confirms Barrett to the Supreme Court news

    The Senate voted on Monday evening to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, just eight days before the election which solidifies a conservative majority on the high court for a generation.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:33:38 -0400
  • Man swarmed by rats after falling through sinkhole in NYC news

    ‘It could have been anyone,’ says victim’s mother Cindy White

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:15:08 -0400
  • Woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die news

    A woman who was shot by police last week in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that officers did nothing more than cover her boyfriend with a blanket after he was shot and left him on the ground to die. Tafara Williams, 20, spoke to reporters during a Zoom call from her hospital bed as she described the Oct. 20 shooting in Waukegan that killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. "They allowed him to die,” Williams said.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:02:58 -0400
  • Tourist, 12, and guide lose limbs in shark attack at Sharm El-Sheikh news

    A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide lost a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said on Tuesday. The attack took place on Sunday when two tourists - a mother and her son - and their tour guide were snorkelling in Ras Mohammed national park, the Environment Ministry said. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital and an initial investigation showed that the attack involved a 2m-long (6-foot) Oceanic Whitetip shark. The ministry did not release details of the injuries, but a statement by Ukraine's State Agency for the Development of Tourism said that the 12-year-old boy was in intensive care, and that surgery had failed to save his arm. An Egyptian health official said that the family's guide had lost a leg, and the mother suffered light injuries. The health official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to brief the media. Officials have closed the area of Ras Mohammed National Park where the attack took place. Shark attacks have been rare in the Red Sea coastal region of Egypt in recent years. But in 2010, a spate of shark attacks killed one European tourist and maimed several others off Sharm el-Sheikh. Sharm el-Sheikh resort at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula is one of Egypt's major tourist destinations that offers European tourists a warm and quick escape from frigid winter temperatures on the continent. Divers are drawn by the steep drop-offs of coral reefs just offshore that offer a rich and colourful sea life. Authorities have in recent years sought to revive the vital tourism sector battered by years of instability and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:37:01 -0400
  • Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey warn that stripping tech firms of Section 230 protections would harm free expression on the internet news

    The CEOs will appear before the Senate Wednesday as tensions rise between Big Tech and Republicans, who claim tech is biased against the right.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:19:44 -0400
  • Researchers discover 'massive' coral reef in Australia that's taller than the Empire State Building news

    Scientists have discovered a 1,640-foot-tall detached coral reef in Australia's Great Barrier Reef — the first of its kind in over 120 years.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:09:50 -0400
  • Yahoo News/YouGov poll: With one week left, Biden's lead over Trump grows to 12 points — his biggest yet news

    Biden's lead is four times the size of Hillary Clinton’s national advantage over Trump at this point in 2016, underscoring how hard it will be for the president to pull off another upset on Election Day.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:27:40 -0400
  • Pakistan attack: Peshawar religious school holds prayers hours after blast news

    Staff at the seminary said they wanted to show they "weren't defeated" by the fatal attack.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 06:51:34 -0400
  • Chicago sisters accused of stabbing employee 27 times after being asked to wear a mask news

    Two sisters entered a small shop in Chicago on Sunday when they were approached by a worker who asked them to wear a mask and to use hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 according to Karie James who is a police spokesperson, the Chicago Sun Times reported. The argument escalated and the women Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, are accused of attacking the man. Jessica pulled a knife out of her back pocket and began stabbing the 32-year-old man.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:54:24 -0400
  • What we know about Nigeria protest shooting news

    Authorities in Nigeria's Lagos have begun a judicial inquiry into the shooting of peaceful protesters one week ago that unleashed chaos across Africa's biggest city.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:29:42 -0400
  • Billy Graham’s pastor grandson denies vulgar act on plane in case of mistaken identity news

    Rev Danny Chalmers was the one arrested over the incident, his wife says

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:48:48 -0400
  • Our Favorite Home Decor Pieces From the Second Annual Etsy Design Awards

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    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:41:09 -0400
  • Rand Paul says restaurants should hire people who’ve had COVID-19, disputing science news

    “I’ve had it. I can’t get it again,” Paul said, contrary to evidence that shows reinfection is possible.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:59:21 -0400
  • Mitch McConnell just adjourned the Senate until November 9, ending the prospect of additional coronavirus relief until after the election news

    The Senate's last order of business was confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a contentious nominations process.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:39:13 -0400
  • Pennsylvania teen fatally shot while watching sunset in park with girlfriend, authorities say news

    Jason Kutt, the 18-year-old shot at Nockamixon State Park Saturday died from injuries, according to his family.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:52:25 -0400
  • As Trump says news about COVID should be illegal, WH chief of staff says goal is to 'defeat' virus, not 'control' it news

    While President Trump’s chief of staff on Monday attempted to clarify the assertion that the United States is “not going to control” the coronavirus crisis, the president himself complained that the media is too focused on the pandemic.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:42:43 -0400
  • Orange County wildfires 'may have been started by electrical equipment' news

    Local utility company Southern California Edison says its equipment might have sparked the blaze.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 02:59:14 -0400
  • 100,000 people ordered to evacuate due to wildfires in Irvine, California news

    At least 60,000 people had already evacuated as of Monday evening, according to the city of Irvine.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:00:48 -0400
  • Canadian policeman describes arresting Huawei exec Meng news

    A Canadian police officer testified Monday about his arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition warrant, revealing that Washington had requested that data on her phone and laptop be secured so that it could not be "erased remotely."

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:12:57 -0400
  • Kamala Harris fever is gripping India – but not everyone is convinced news

    Her comments on Kashmir and her own mixed heritage might be controversial in India, but seeing a first Indian-American in the White House would still be a source of pride pride for many, Stuti Mishra reports from Delhi

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:01:35 -0400
  • Small plane crashes in Texas, killing one on board news

    The aircraft crash in Lubbock sparked a small fire and killed one pilot on board, who has not yet been identified.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:04:00 -0400
  • Passenger hanging out van window falls and dies after killing bicyclist, Vegas cops say news

    “There’s no reason behind this that I can tell you why it occurred, other than complete stupidity.”

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:40:17 -0400
  • Mitch McConnell’s Conservative Challenger Gets a Boost... From Dems news

    In a last-ditch effort to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a deep-pocketed Democratic group has begun airing ads backing the Libertarian candidate in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate contest.A new super PAC called True Kentucky Patriots started buying television and digital ads last week in support of Libertarian Brad Barron, calling him “Kentucky’s true conservative for U.S. Senate,” in the words of one thirty-second spot. “Barron is one hundred percent pro-Second Amendment, one hundred percent pro-life, and one hundred percent pro-term limits. Sorry Mitch, 36 years is too long.”The group is clearly designed to peel off conservative votes from McConnell, who faces a challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath. Federal Election Commission records show that True Kentucky Patriots is affiliated with one of the Senate race’s largest independent spenders, a pro-McGrath group called the Ditch Fund.True Kentucky Patriots also shares a treasurer with the Ditch Fund, and both groups have paid a Democratic firm called Beacon Media to produce and place their respective digital ads.It’s not uncommon for political operatives to attempt to boost third party candidates that they hope will act as spoilers and split an opposing ideological coalition’s votes to the detriment of one major party candidate or the other. But it’s less common for groups doing so to disclose those efforts in publicly available campaign finance filings.True Kentucky Patriots hasn’t been around long enough to reveal any of its donors, and it won’t have to do so until nearly three weeks after election day. But pro-McGrath forces have already attempted to promote Barron’s candidacy through other means. Another anti-McConnell super PAC, Fire Mitch Save America PAC, has sent mailers promoting Barron’s Senate bid.FEC filings also show that Democrats have sought to boost Barron directly. At least five of Barron’s donors have also given to McGrath’s campaign. One of them, a New York-based Microsoft employee, even donated to both McGrath and Barron on the same day.Polling in the Kentucky Senate contest has shown McConnell with a consistent lead, though his margin has varied from as little as five points to as much as twelve. The most recent poll of the race has McConnell with a nine-point lead over McGrath, and just four percent saying they support Barron’s candidacy, meaning the Libertarian likely will not draw enough votes to tilt the election. The race has nonetheless drawn massive investments from both parties. McConnell and McGrath have together spent nearly $115 million, with outside groups dropping another $26 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.Kentucky isn’t the only state where Democrats have attempted to boost a third party spoiler in a tight Senate contest. In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison’s campaign has run ads ostensibly attacking an obscure Constitution Party candidate by calling him too conservative for the state. It appears to be an effort to encourage support for the more right-wing contender among the state’s more conservative voters—to the detriment of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.But the most famous would-be spoiler candidate of the 2020 election cycle is Kanye West. A number of Republican operatives have lined up behind his dead-end presidential campaign in an effort to draw votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden in some key battleground states.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:16:52 -0400
  • 60,000 in Southern California to evacuate after wildfire spreads news

    A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blaze

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:57:22 -0400
  • White House officials claim Meadows didn't communicate with staff for days about Trump's condition during COVID-19 hospitalization news

    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows seems to have developed a strong rapport with President Trump, who has mostly bestowed effusive praise on the former congressman. But those sentiments aren't shared by many Trump administration staffers and re-election campaign officials, The Washington Post reports.Per the Post, Meadows' critics think he's been ineffective when it comes to executing his actual job requirements and instead serves more as a political adviser to and confidant of the president. One example of that apparent ineffectiveness occurred during Trump's hospitalization after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Four anonymous administration officials told the Post Meadows failed to communicate anything to staff about the president's condition for several days.He also reportedly failed to provide logistical details at the time, such as if the West Wing would partially close amid the outbreak and whether people should work from home, what precautions were in place to curb the spread, and even how many other staffers had contracted the virus themselves. Read more at The Washington Post.More stories from Republicans are on the verge of a spectacular upside-down achievement The very different emotional lives of Trump and Biden voters Middle-finger voting is driving the entire country mad

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 18:17:00 -0400
  • 'Totally irresponsible': Dems criticize Pence presiding over Amy Coney Barrett vote after aides contract COVID-19 news

    "As vice president, I’m president of the Senate. And I’m gonna be in the chair because I wouldn’t miss that vote for the world," Pence said Saturday.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:53:44 -0400
  • Sisters, 18 and 21, accused of attacking store security guard, stabbing him 27 times after they refused to wear face masks news

    CHICAGO — A Cook County judge on Tuesday denied bail for two Lawndale sisters accused of attacking a store security guard and stabbing him 27 times with a small knife after he asked them to wear face masks and use hand sanitizer. Neither Jessica Hill, 21 nor her sister Jayla, 18 — a recent career academy graduate — had a criminal history before the Sunday evening attack at the store in the ...

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:02:00 -0400
  • Charlie Hebdo sparks Turkish fury with cartoon of Erdogan news

    Turkey on Tuesday accused French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo of "cultural racism" over a front-page cartoon for its latest edition that mocks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:20:07 -0400
  • Having more than 5 coronavirus symptoms is a sign you could be at risk of a long-term case, new research shows news

    Age, gender, and BMI could also play a role in whether a patient recovers right away, according to a study from King's College London.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:44:00 -0400
  • Seattle woman still missing three weeks after traveling to Dallas, Texas news

    Marisela Botello, 23, was last seen leaving her ex-boyfriend’s house in Dallas, Texas on October 4, 2020. She took a Lyft alone to the entertainment district Deep Ellum. Her family said security video reportedly shows her leaving the Select Start bar at 1 a.m. with an unknown man. Her cell phone and debit card haven’t been used since that night and her other belongings were left behind at her ex-boyfriend’s house where she had been visiting from Seattle for the weekend. She missed her flig

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:18:00 -0400
  • Skull on fireplace mantel identified as man missing since 2012, Tennessee officials say

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    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:29:57 -0400
  • Pelosi Cites Population Growth to Defend Potential Court-Packing Push news

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday cited population growth while making a hypothetical case for adding justices to the Supreme Court, saying that perhaps the country needs more district courts as well to account for the larger population.Asked on MSNBC whether she is "open to efforts" to add seats to the Supreme Court, known as packing the court, Pelosi left the question open."I think that Joe Biden has given us a good path. He's going to have something that people can understand why this is important," Pelosi said moments after the Senate voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Monday evening."Not just the Supreme Court but the other courts," Pelosi continued. "In 1876, there were nine justices on the Court. Our population has grown enormously since then. Should we expand the Court? Well, let's take a look and see. And that relates to the nine district courts. Maybe we need more district courts as well."The Supreme Court was last expanded to nine justices in 1869.Pelosi added that Supreme Court justices should be required to "disclose their holdings.""Why should all the rest of us have to disclose our holdings, and that is appropriate, but not if you're a justice of the Supreme Court. They're in this ivory tower," the speaker said.The Senate voted 52-to-48 on Monday to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court after a contentious confirmation battle during which several Senate Democrats called for adding more justices.Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Monday evening for the court to be expanded, calling on Democrats to "play hardball" against Republicans."Expand the court," the progressive New York congresswoman wrote on Twitter. "Republicans do this because they don’t believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do. And for a long time they’ve been correct. But do not let them bully the public into thinking their bulldozing is normal but a response isn’t. There is a legal process for expansion."Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has hedged on revealing whether he would support efforts to expand the Court.“Whatever position I take on that, that’ll become the issue,” Biden responded when asked during the first presidential debate last month whether he would support adding justices.Earlier this week, Biden said that if he is elected president he plans to establish a bipartisan commission of scholars to study how to "reform the court system, because it’s getting out of whack."

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:43:03 -0400
  • Viral photo sparks concerns about Indonesia's 'Jurassic Park' news

    The viral image has raised questions about the conservation impact on the animal native to Indonesia.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:52:32 -0400
  • Trump says plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer was ‘maybe a problem, maybe it wasn’t’ news

    After right-wing plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, president’s supporters chant ‘Lock her up!’

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:04:35 -0400
  • 'One step closer': Virginia judge rules Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond can be removed pending possible appeal news

    An attorney for the plaintiffs says his clients will appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. Four other statues have already come down.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:18:32 -0400
  • Kansas man charged with capital murder in sons' deaths

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    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:17:45 -0400
  • Tanzania's Magufuli: 'Bulldozer' who flattened freedoms news

    Tanzanian President John Magufuli came to power as a no-nonsense man of the people nicknamed The Bulldozer, but along with popular efforts to clean up graft, he has been accused of crushing dissent and stifling democracy.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 22:51:37 -0400
  • 'We want to see it happen': New Yorkers spent hours waiting in the rain to vote early and make a statement news

    A common sentiment among voters in Brooklyn was a skepticism around how well the Postal Service and local government could handle voting by mail.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:45:20 -0400
  • Coronavirus in the U.S. is spreading like 'wildfire,' epidemiologist says news

    "The U.S. is now seeing a pretty widespread transmission across the board,” said William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:56:00 -0400
  • Fort Sill Just Became the First Training Base to Get the New Army Greens Uniform

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    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:26:03 -0400
  • Too many Florida police departments reluctant to protect Black voters at the polls | Opinion news

    As Florida embarks on its last week of early voting, voters of color are experiencing great anxiety — and for good reason. This year has been unlike any other we’ve experienced, from the senseless shootings of unarmed people of color to the president using his platform to stoke racial fears.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:42:06 -0400
  • Top Facebook India Executive Leaves the Company Following Controversy Over Hate Speech news

    Facebook’s top policy official in India, Ankhi Das, stepped down from the company on Tuesday following reports this summer by TIME and the Wall Street Journal that detailed links between senior Facebook staff and India’s ruling party. A Facebook spokesperson told TIME that Das’s departure “has nothing to do with the parliamentary inquiry or the media reports.”

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:56:38 -0400
  • 'Real garbage, not smart people': Trump lashes out at Republican-led Lincoln Project news

    ‘You have the bad Republicans,’ US president claims during rally in Pennsylvania

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:49:12 -0400
  • Biden campaigns in Atlanta, notes how remarkable it is that Democrats are competitive in Georgia news

    Speaking at a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden said that there weren’t a lot of pundits in 2016 who would have guessed that the “Democratic candidate for president in 2020 would be campaigning in Georgia” in the final week of the election.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:33:55 -0400
  • 'A big win for justice!': Texas officials scrap rule that would allow social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients news

    After backlash, Texas officials have reversed a rule that would have allowed social workers to turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:32:19 -0400
  • Philadelphia police responded to Walter Wallace Jr.’s home three times before he was shot news

    Philadelphia police responded to three disturbance calls from Walter Wallace Jr.’s home on Monday and the last visit resulted in the 27-year-old being fatally shot. Law enforcement sources told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday that authorities went to Wallace’s home twice before his deadly encounter with police. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw did not discuss why the officers were called to Wallace’s home prior to the shooting at a press conference held on Tuesday.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:42:00 -0400
  • Turkey's Erdogan sues Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker for insults news

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after the anti-Islam politician posted a series of tweets against the Turkish leader, including one that described him as a “terrorist.” The state-run Anadolu Agency said Erdogan’s lawyer on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against Wilders at the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s office for “insulting the president” -- a crime in Turkey punishable by up to four years in prison. Wilders posted a cartoon depicting Erdogan wearing a bomb-resembling hat on his head, with the comment: “terrorist.”

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:00:16 -0400
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