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Donald Trump wanted daughter Ivanka to be running mate in 2016, book says
Donald Trump wanted daughter Ivanka to be running mate in 2016, book says

Ex-campaign deputy Rick Gates quotes Trump as saying: 'Ivanka should be vice-president' in book out in October * US politics - live coverage * Trump's taxes: Ivanka named in New York Times reportDonald Trump wanted to name his daughter, Ivanka Trump, as his running mate in 2016, according to a new book by former campaign deputy Rick Gates, reported by Bloomberg News."I think it should be Ivanka," Trump is quoted as saying in Wicked Game: An Insider's Story on How Trump Won, Mueller Failed and America Lost, which will be published on 13 October. "What about Ivanka as my VP?"The news lands as Ivanka Trump, who with her husband Jared Kushner remains a senior White House adviser, is named...

U.S., Greece call for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in east Mediterranean
U.S., Greece call for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in east Mediterranean

The United States and Greece called on Monday for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a two-day trip to Greece amid increased regional tension over energy resources. NATO allies Greece and Turkey, at loggerheads on a range of issues, have agreed to resume exploratory talks over contested maritime claims following weeks of tensions. "The United States and Greece ... reaffirmed their belief that maritime delimitation issues should be resolved peacefully in accordance with international law," the United States and Greece, also NATO allies, said in a joint statement after Pompeo met his Greek counterpart Nikos...

Merkel visited Kremlin critic Navalny in hospital
Merkel visited Kremlin critic Navalny in hospital

German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a personal visit to Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny while he was undergoing treatment in a Berlin hospital for poisoning, in what Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday called a "murderous attack". Scholz's comment and the news of Merkel's visit are likely to annoy Moscow, which rejects the finding of German, French and Swedish experts that Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent in Russia last month.

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Pakistan's top court accepts appeal by Daniel Pearl's family

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday accepted an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl seeking to keep a British-born Pakistani man on death row over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The court delayed until next week hearing the appeal over the lower-court acquittal of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been on death row since his conviction in 2002 over Pearl's killing. Sheikh had been convicted of helping lure Pearl to a meeting in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi in which he was kidnapped.

Wildfire burning near St. Helena prompts mandatory evacuations
Wildfire burning near St. Helena prompts mandatory evacuations

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for some residents in St. Helena and other parts of Napa County due to a wildfire that began overnight Sunday.

Trump spent more than $70,000 to style his hair when he was on
Trump spent more than $70,000 to style his hair when he was on 'The Apprentice' and wrote it off as a business expense: NYT

Trump also paid nearly $100,000 to Ivanka Trump's hair and makeup artist, according to The New York Times investigation.

Former National Security Advisor McMaster Says It
Former National Security Advisor McMaster Says It's 'Irresponsible' to Discuss Military's Role in 2020 Election Transition

President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the presidential election

New York City will begin testing a new fully electric garbage truck - see the Mack LR Electric
New York City will begin testing a new fully electric garbage truck - see the Mack LR Electric

Its maker, Mack Trucks, is a part of the Volvo Group, and its electric refuse truck will be be based in Brooklyn during its trial run.

Nuclear power: Are we too anxious about the risks of radiation?
Nuclear power: Are we too anxious about the risks of radiation?

Is it time to reassess our attitudes towards radiation?

Fact check: Oklahoma Department of Health did not plan a
Fact check: Oklahoma Department of Health did not plan a 'spike' in COVID-19 cases

Oklahoma changed its COVID-19 reporting system. That led to misinformation about a sharp increase in cases.

Warren rips Trump rush to fill RBG seat as "last gasp of a right-wing, billionaire-fueled party"
Warren rips Trump rush to fill RBG seat as "last gasp of a right-wing, billionaire-fueled party"

"This kind of sleazy double-dealing is the last gasp of a desperate party," Warren said.

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The 'very troubling' questions Kentucky's attorney general isn't answering on the Breonna Taylor decision

Why wasn't Brett Hankison charged with endangering Breonna Taylor? Did the grand jury even vote on homicide charges? A look at unanswered questions.

Chinese Americans look to new platforms as WeChat
Chinese Americans look to new platforms as WeChat's future remains uncertain

The ban "significantly weakens the fabric of the Chinese immigrant community" in America, says one expert.

Trump unveils
Trump unveils 'Platinum Plan' in Atlanta to attempt to boost lagging Black voter support

Much of his plan has already been introduced as legislation or contradicted by his own officials.

Auschwitz memorial director offers to share Nigerian boy
Auschwitz memorial director offers to share Nigerian boy's blasphemy jail term

The head of Poland's Auschwitz Memorial has written to Nigeria's president offering to serve part of a 10-year jail term handed to a 13-year-old boy for blasphemy. Piotr Cywinski requested a pardon for Omar Farouq, who was accused of making blasphemous statements during an argument and sentenced by a sharia court in Nigeria's northern Kano state last month. If a pardon was not possible, Cywinski said he and 119 other volunteers would take on the boy's punishment and each spend a month in a Nigerian jail.

Florida Gov. DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and small businesses as the coronavirus continues to spread
Florida Gov. DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and small businesses as the coronavirus continues to spread

The order ensures all restaurants and small businesses in the state can operate at full capacity and banned fines for refusing to wear masks.

Gusty winds may wreak havoc in Northern California wildfire battle
Gusty winds may wreak havoc in Northern California wildfire battle

A ramp up of dry, gusty winds across portions of California has forecasters warning of critical fire danger and power crews in the region preparing for possible electrical shutoffs.Any wildfires that are ongoing or develop in the pattern may be extremely difficult to contain with the anticipated weather conditions. As a result, the use of outdoor power equipment and open flames is strongly discouraged, and residents should be sure to properly dispose of cigarettes and matches.Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced on Friday night that the power might need to be shutoff in portions of 15 counties due to the anticipated conditions, potentially impacting nearly 97,000 customers.Northern...

Why Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court would be a climate disaster
Why Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court would be a climate disaster

Two ways a super-conservative court with Barrett could sideline climate progress

Laura Ingraham exposes absurd
Laura Ingraham exposes absurd 'transfer of power' controversy

'Ingraham Angle' host skewers the media, Democrats for thinking Trump will refuse to step aside if he loses the election

Judge blocks Texas' repeal of straight-ticket voting

A federal judge Friday blocked Texas from eliminating straight-ticket voting, a decision that would allow for choosing one party's entire slate of candidates in the November election that is now less than six weeks away. Texas has for decades, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law removing

Ivanka as Trump
Ivanka as Trump's Supreme Court nominee? These people on 'Kimmel' believed it

As part of 'Lie Witness News,' Kimmel told passersby that the president had nominated his daughter Ivanka for the high court. Many were OK with that.

'Enough is enough': China attacks US at Security Council

China on Thursday lashed out at the United States at a high-level UN meeting over its criticism on the coronavirus, with its envoy declaring, "Enough is enough!"

Ginsburg
Ginsburg's trainer does push-ups in front of casket

Her trainer, Bryant Johnson, did three push-ups in front of her casket as he paid his respects. Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the high court since 1993, died last Friday at age 87. Known simply as RBG, the first Jewish woman on the court became an icon to millions of Americans - especially young girls - after a long legal career fighting for equal rights.

Chinese fishing flotilla nears Peruvian waters, prompting US-Beijing spat
Chinese fishing flotilla nears Peruvian waters, prompting US-Beijing spat

* Huge armada moves from Galápagos Islands towards Peru * China rejects US embassy insinuation of overfishingA huge fishing armada of Chinese vessels has moved south from the Galápagos Islands towards Peru's territorial waters, dragging the South American country into a diplomatic Twitter row between Washington and Beijing.Earlier this week, the US embassy in Lima tweeted a warning in Spanish that "more than 300 Chinese-flagged vessels with a record of changing boat names and deactivating GPS trackers" were heading towards Peru."Overfishing can cause huge ecological and economic damage. Peru cannot afford such a loss," it said.China's embassy retorted with its own tweet, insisting that...

NYPD commissioner: Defund the police
NYPD commissioner: Defund the police 'not a good way to run a business'

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea discusses how the movement to defund the police is impacting the city.

Trump unveils his
Trump unveils his 'America First' health care plan

Insight from National Taxpayers Union Senior Fellow Mattie Duppler.

Czechs plan to buy air defence from Israel
Czechs plan to buy air defence from Israel's Rafael

The Czech Defence Ministry will start talks with the Israeli government to buy a short and medium range air defence system made by Israeli state-owned supplier Rafael, the ministry said on Friday. The government has been raising defence spending to modernise its armed forces, but has admitted it would fall short of its pledge, as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to spend 2% of gross domestic product on defence by 2024. The ministry said it expected a government-to-government contract to be signed in early 2021 and supplies from 2023 and had picked Rafael's SPYDER Short Range Air Defence/Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (SHORAD/MRSAM) from nine systems offered by...

The Justice Department released a
The Justice Department released a 'bizarre' statement saying it's investigating 'potential issues with mail-in ballots' in Pennsylvania, and no one knows what it means

The DOJ deleted an initial statement about the investigation from its website and released a revised statement shortly thereafter.

Supreme Court term limits do not require a constitutional amendment
Supreme Court term limits do not require a constitutional amendment

Democrats can join with conservative colleagues who embrace term limits and ensure that an elderly bench doesn't determine our country's direction.

Suspect in Shooting of Two Louisville Police Officers Identified
Suspect in Shooting of Two Louisville Police Officers Identified

The suspect accused of shooting two Louisville, Ky. police officers during protests Wednesday night has been identified by the Louisville Metro Police Department.Larynzo Johnson, 26, was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with assault of a police officer and wanton endangerment. He will be arraigned on Friday.Johnson "intentionally used a handgun to fire multiple bullets at officers" who were at the scene of protests downtown that erupted in response to the state attorney general's decision to charge only one of the police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor. Police said witnesses observed Johnson firing at officers before fleeing the scene, and video of the incident obtained by...

Italy may adopt targeted closures against coronavirus: PM to paper
Italy may adopt targeted closures against coronavirus: PM to paper

Italy may apply well-targeted closures where necessary to contain the spread of the new coronavirus while another general lockdown is unlikely, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told la Stampa daily in an interview. "Today the situation in Italy is certainly better than in other European countries, and we are better prepared - even as a health system - to face a possible resurgence of the spread of the virus," Conte told the paper. "At present I exclude the possibility of a general lockdown; there could be - if necessary - well-targeted closures."

Acting DHS secretary says white supremacists are
Acting DHS secretary says white supremacists are 'most persistent and lethal' threat within U.S.

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told senators during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday that white supremacists are the "most persistent and lethal" internal threat the United States is facing.Wolf, who has been acting head of DHS since November, said overall, the deadliest threats to the U.S. are pandemics, national disasters, and foreign adversaries, and the government "cannot ignore" anti-fascist protesters.Earlier this month, a DHS whistleblower named Brian Murphy said Wolf instructed him to stop providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in the United States. Murphy also alleged that Acting Director of...

2nd Texas death row inmate declared intellectually disabled
2nd Texas death row inmate declared intellectually disabled

For the second time in as many weeks, Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of an inmate after agreeing with findings that he was ineligible to be executed because of an intellectual disability. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals changed the death sentence that Gilmar Guevara had faced to life in prison. Guevara, 50, of El Salvador, was convicted and sentenced to death for the June 2000 fatal shootings of 48-year-old Tae Youk, of South Korea, and 21-year-old Gerardo Yaxon, of Guatemala, during the attempted robbery of a Houston convenience store.

Senate report fails to implicate Joe Biden in son
Senate report fails to implicate Joe Biden in son's businesses

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son Hunter was involved in questionable business dealings in China and Ukraine, but there was no sign of improper influence by the former vice president, a Senate Republican report said Wednesday.

'Change the laws!': Celebrities rage over 'insulting' charge in Breonna Taylor case

Common, Kerry Washington, George Clooney, Viola Davis and others expressed anger and disbelief over Wednesday's grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor's case.

Breonna Taylor decision: What is wanton endangerment, the charge one Louisville officer faces?
Breonna Taylor decision: What is wanton endangerment, the charge one Louisville officer faces?

One of three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

Tesla
Tesla's network appeared to briefly go down, forcing some frustrated car owners to use physical keys instead of their phones

The outage Wednesday morning meant drivers couldn't pair their phone with their car using Tesla's mobile app.

Mars rebrands
Mars rebrands 'Uncle Ben's,' eliminating racial stereotype

Mars announced Wednesday a rebranding of "Uncle Ben's" rice following longstanding criticism that it employed racist stereotypes of African Americans.

Israel to toughen lockdown rules as coronavirus infection rate nears 7,000 per day
Israel to toughen lockdown rules as coronavirus infection rate nears 7,000 per day

Israel, the first major country to impose a second nationwide lockdown, is poised to make those restrictions even tougher after the number of coronavirus infections approached 7,000 per day. Some 6,900 cases were recorded on Tuesday, according to Israel's health ministry, while the total number of confirmed cases, including those who have recovered, stands at nearly 200,000 in a country of 8.8m people. Ronni Gamzu, the coronavirus csar, has criticised Israelis for failing to follow the rules required by the second lockdown, which include the closure of schools, many shops and a ban on travelling 1,000 yards beyond the home, excluding essential reasons. "It should be noted that we do not...

NYC deemed
NYC deemed 'anarchist jurisdiction'

The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.

Czech media group pledges 200,000 euros to independent Hungary news portal

One of the largest Czech media groups, Economia, has pledged to donate 200,000 euros to a new independent Hungarian website called Telex.hu started by former journalists of website Index, who quit en masse in July citing government pressure. The move raised concerns that Prime Minister Viktor Orban&

The CDC is retracting new guidance that said the coronavirus can float beyond 6 feet in poorly-ventilated spaces
The CDC is retracting new guidance that said the coronavirus can float beyond 6 feet in poorly-ventilated spaces

"Indoor environments without good ventilation" are really dangerous places to be with the virus, the CDC said, in now retracted guidance.

France relaxes Covid rules in schools despite
France relaxes Covid rules in schools despite 'exponential' rise in national infections

France is to relax Covid self-isolation rules in elementary and primary schools despite seeing an "exponential" rise in infections across most of the country, with the education ministry insisting younger pupils are not contagious. Under new a new protocol that takes effect on Tuesday, when a child tests positive for Covid, the class it has been attending can "continue as normal for the other pupils, who are no longer considered contact cases," said the ministry. Until now, local health authorities could oblige all pupils in a class with an infected child to self-isolate for seven days and prove they are negative before returning to school or confirm they have had no symptoms in that...

Brain wrapped in aluminum foil washes ashore on Wisconsin beach
Brain wrapped in aluminum foil washes ashore on Wisconsin beach

A medical examiner's office has confirmed the brain is not human. Which begs the obvious question, what kind of brain is it?

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I'm voting third party in the presidential election. Don't tell me I'm wasting my vote.

I keep hearing I'm wasting my vote for the presidential election because I'm voting for Libertarian Party candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen.

Op-Ed: California finally sweeps away most of its tributes to the Confederacy. What took so long?
Op-Ed: California finally sweeps away most of its tributes to the Confederacy. What took so long?

California once had far more Confederate monuments and place names than any state outside the South. Most have been removed.

Opinion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg protected your abortion rights. Be afraid now that she
Opinion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg protected your abortion rights. Be afraid now that she's gone

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fearless fighter for abortion rights.

Galveston beach before Beta
Galveston beach before Beta's impact

A voluntary evacuation was issued for areas west of the seawall and the Bolivar Peninsula ahead of the storm's expected impacts.

Why Democrats shouldn
Why Democrats shouldn't panic about RBG's death

The shockwave of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's sudden and untimely death swept across the American left Friday night, leveling weekend plans and obliterating any hope of a relaxing evening. And of course, her death is a tragedy - the justifiably renowned Ginsburg had clung gamely to her seat throughout the Trump era, despite spiraling health problems, so that a Democrat might fill her seat sometime after he was ousted. But it was not meant to be. Her passing, instead, will inevitably set off an intense and ugly political battle as the November election approaches.Yet when I read the news, I found myself feeling much more sanguine than many of my friends who were...

Report: COVID-19 employment recovery will not be equal across Bay Area
Report: COVID-19 employment recovery will not be equal across Bay Area

Jobs are starting to come back after the coronavirus pandemic shut down California's economy, however a new report predicts that recovery will not be equal in all parts of the Bay Area and not for all families.


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