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Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg says he'll spend millions to help Biden win in the Sunshine State. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has asked the FBI to investigate Mike Bloomberg's pledge to spend $16 million to help convicted felons regain their right to vote. The former New York mayor's donation to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition comes just weeks after NBA star LeBron James pledged $100,000 to the same organization.
A plastic bag with money worth $18m (£14m) is found in a wall by one of the drug lord's nephews.
Helsinki Airport has started making use of dogs to detect COVID-19.The airport in Finland is deploying trained sniffer dogs as part of a new trial after researchers said that in preliminary tests, dogs could "identify the virus with nearly 100 percent accuracy," including "days before before a patient developed symptoms," The Guardian reports. They can reportedly detect it in 10 seconds or less."It's very promising," University of Helsinki researcher Anna Hielm-Björkman, who is overseeing the trial, told The Guardian. "If it works, it could prove a good screening method in other places."The trial reportedly involves having passengers use a wipe to...
The president 'says the most irrational things,' Biden maintained, campaigning to replace him. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump would not commit to a peaceful transition of power if he were to lose the 2020 presidential election in November.
A federal judge has given the Trump administration until Sept. 28 to stop the practice of holding immigrant children in hotels for prolonged periods.
Immigration detainees in South Florida are being required to attend court hearings with other migrants even if they have COVID-19, two sources with the Department of Justice confirmed Wednesday.
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from the book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World by H. R. McMaster. Copyright © 2020 by H. R. McMaster. The book was published on September 22, 2020, by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission. Part I of the excerpt is here.The CCP views its centralized, statist economic system as bestowing advantages, especially the ability to successfully coordinate efforts across government, business, academia, and the military. And it views America's and other nations' decentralized, free-market economic systems as rendering them unable to compete with China's centrally-directed strategies, such as Made in China...
Crown Prince Mohammed's projects include the Neom megacity, an entertainment-themed city, and two luxury coastal resorts.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson reacted Wednesday night to Louisville police officers dodging charges in the killing of Breonna Taylor by claiming Black Lives Matter had peddled a "lie" about the 26-year-old's fatal shooting, all while falsely accusing Taylor's boyfriend of being a drug dealer.With protests erupting in Louisville hours after a grand jury decided not to charge three cops with killing Taylor, Carlson recapped the decision while complaining about the way Taylor's death had been portrayed by social justice activists and the press."In March, three Louisville police officers served a search warrant at the apartment of a woman called Breonna Taylor," Carlson said. "They knocked...
A Facebook post states incorrectly that McDonald's has removed its U.S. flags nationwide to support antifa and Black Lives Matter.
The 2020 U.S. Census could fall short of its intended constitutional purpose: counting all the people living within our borders. We may currently have more uncounted households at this stage than in any previous census. These circumstances are made even more critical by the accelerated deadline, which gives experts less time than ever before to check the data.
There are many theories about why Donald Trump won the presidency, but Mitch McConnell gets some of the credit. In February 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, paving the way for then-President Obama to replace him with a jurist who would pull the court left. Trump had not yet wrapped up the GOP nomination, and many conservatives were skeptical of the former Democrat.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis asked her office to look into Bloomberg's fundraising plan.
Teresa Parson said she woke up with "cold-like symptoms" and got tested out of an abundance of caution.
Trump administration officials repeatedly exerted political pressure in an unsuccessful effort to block the release of former national security adviser John Bolton's tell-all book, a career government records professional said in a court filing Wednesday. After Bolton submitted his book for prepublication review last last year, it was Ellen Knight's job at the White House to make sure it did not contain classified information that could possibly threaten U.S. national security. For the first time, Knight recounted the monthslong prepublication review process that she says was replete with delay tactics, legal maneuverings and a shadow review by a political appointee who had no...
An anti-trafficking expert told Insider that sex trafficking is often misrepresented in the public eye, and it distracts people from real issues.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on other leaders on Thursday to "build back better" after the coronavirus crisis and commit to net zero emission targets. Addressing the United Nations' climate action roundtable, Johnson will say via videolink that world leaders will have an opportunity to announce new and enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - their intended reductions in greenhouse gas emissions - at a December summit. Britain will co-host an event with the U.N. on Dec. 12 to mark the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, which committed all countries to work to limit further rises in global temperatures.
The CROWN Act banning discrimination based an individual's natural hair passed the U.S. House.
Trump has tried to boost his standing among Black voters, but a recent Pew Research Center poll shows that they overwhelmingly support Biden.
Florida's attorney general asked state and federal law enforcement on Wednesday to investigate possible election law violations after billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg helped raise more than $16 million for Florida felons to pay their debts so they can vote in the presidential election. Attorney General Ashley Moody sent letters to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI saying that further investigation is warranted. Gov. Ron DeSantis had asked Moody to review allegations that Bloomberg and the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition had violated the law by offering incentives for voting.
The Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history on Wednesday, but the Navy said the documents released under a court order don't shed any new light on the cause of the sinking. The first of the documents released were 300 pages from the official inquiry into the sinking of the USS Thresher on April 10, 1963. The loss of the nuclear-powered submarine and all 129 men aboard during a test dive in the Atlantic Ocean delivered a blow to national pride during the Cold War and became the impetus for safety improvements.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused calls to expand mail-in voting in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, was sued Wednesday by prominent members of his own party who now want to halt the biggest change he instead ordered for November's election - extending early voting by a week. The lawsuit escalates an extraordinary backlash Abbott is facing from the Texas GOP's right wing that has criticized his handling of the pandemic as overbearing and unlawful. As Texas has now surpassed 15,000 deaths from COVID-19, anger among conservative activists has simmered for months over a statewide mask mandate and lockdown orders, including bars, which have been closed since June.
Bondi's comments drew fire on social media from critics who said she was fanning Trump's rhetoric about lawlessness in cities.
A former Louisville detective was indicted on felony charges after shooting into an apartment next door to Breonna Taylor.
It's been more than 100 days since protest erupted nationwide after the untimely death of George Floyd. The outrage over the deaths sparked global protest about racial inequality and police brutality, and it pushed forward a renewed agenda to fight racism. Black news anchors and reporters across the country are reporting the facts of each story of racial injustice objectively, while also fighting their own racial inequality battles.
"Its CEO has an unfathomable blind spot," Warren said, adding Wells Fargo is "part of a financial system that scams Black families disproportionately."
Kentucky's Black state attorney general choked up and held back tears Wednesday while explaining why no police officers are facing criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death. "I understand that as a Black man, how painful this is ... which is why it was so incredibly important to make
A mysterious spate of attacks by orca whales on boats off Spain's coast has prompted authorities to ban people setting sail from the country's northwestern tip. The unprecedented attacks have crippled vessels and terrified crew members, and created a slew of theories as to what could have angered the whales. Spain's Merchant Marine agency has decreed an approximately 60-mile stretch of Atlantic coastline between Ferrol and the Estaca de Bares cape in Galicia out of bounds for small boats in response to the destructive ramming raids. "I never expected to have to ban sailing in an area due to orca attacks," Benito Núñez, Merchant Marine director, told local media. Mr Núñez says the thinking...
Amelia and Sarabeth Irwin were born attached at the chest and upper abdomen in June 2019. Luckily, the conjoined twins did not share a heart.
Along with Susan Collins and Martha McSally, Tillis is among the incumbent GOP senators considered most vulnerable
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz says Mike Bloomberg may face a criminal probe for paying fines for felons in Florida; reaction from 'Outnumbered.'
Qantas packed the bar carts full of wine, snacks, and candy, and sold them for more than $1,000 each.
A video that appears to show Joe Biden waving to an empty field circulated on social media last week. In reality, he was waving at firefighters.
Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring US government agencies and contractors from holding training sessions that teach America is "fundamentally racist or sexist", again forcing the spotlight on cultural clashes ahead of the US election. The executive order's list of issues that cannot be promoted through diversity training include suggesting that someone "bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex". The lengthy order was signed on Tuesday and expands the US president's recent pushback on such training, now including private businesses who take up contracts with the federal government and so receive taxpayer funds. The...
AccuWeather forecasters say a massive shift in the weather pattern is on the way for North America next week. Summerlike heat is expected to build over the western United States as a surge of Arctic air is projected to plunge into the eastern half of the nation. Both high and low temperature records could be broken amid the extreme weather setup. Cold wave for the eastern half of the USAn outbreak of the coldest air since last spring will sweep across much of the eastern half of the U.S. next week."The change in the pattern will come in two waves," said AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Tyler Roys. "After a warmup during the second half of this week, an area of low...
The Healthy Sail Panel sent the report to the CDC, who has until next Monday to comment. The plan has 74 points that allow for cruises to restart.
The Bombardier Global 6500 is the upgraded version of the popular Global 6000 with enhances in range, efficiency, and interior amenities.
Three Egyptian policemen were killed while preventing four Islamist militants on death row fleeing a Cairo prison on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. All four militants were killed in the failed attempt to escape from Tora prison, it added in a statement. Three of the prisoners named in the statement were convicted in 2018 with establishing and joining a militant group called Ansar al-Sharia and killing at least 10 policemen in a series of attacks between August 2013 and May 2014.
Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, holds a news conference in front of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, on Jan. 7, 2019, in Orlando. In a cruel twist, they can't even inform people of the amounts they owe since there is no comprehensive database of fines and fees.
Long-time Trump ally and former Fox News regular Joe diGenova lashed out at the conservative-leaning network on Wednesday, claiming Fox News "fears George Soros" and wondering aloud what the liberal philanthropist "has on" Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott.For more than a week now, right-wing media outlets and pro-Trump pundits have railed against Fox News for an on-air segment that featured multiple hosts shutting down Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich just as he began a conspiratorial rant against Soros-who has long been the target of anti-Semitic tropes from the right. After Gingrich asked if the topic was "verboten," the discussion ended in a long awkward silence.Amid a growing backlash...
As a young law professor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg hid her second pregnancy beneath baggy clothing. Her legal work meant I never needed to do the same.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, speaking at an investor webinar, revealed that the airline would have axed change fees even without the pandemic.
An asteroid about the size of a small school bus will zoom past the Earth on Thursday, passing within 13,000 miles of the Earth's surface.
The lawsuit challenges the precedent of Section 230, a federal law that shields platforms like Facebook from being held liable for users' posts.
Karl Rove, former senior adviser to G.W. Bush, provides insight into the 2020 presidential election, protests and Bloomberg allegedly buying votes.
President Trump's campaign is discussing "contingency plans" that would involve bypassing the result of November's election, reports The Atlantic.The report delves into possible scenarios if Trump apparently loses the 2020 presidential election but doesn't concede, noting that although we're used to electors being selected based on the popular vote, "nothing in the Constitution says it has to be that way." Citing Republican Party sources, The Atlantic says that Trump's campaign is "discussing contingency plans to bypass election results and appoint loyal electors in battleground states where Republicans hold the legislative majority."The campaign would...
The German automaker is all-in on making an affordable, fully-electric car - and admits it's following Tesla's lead on design and sales.
Russia and China have been busy in a rapidly changing Arctic, and America seems to have barely noticed.
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton reportedly tried to do his part during President Trump's impeachment hearings.Bolton famously refused to testify during Trump's impeachment trial regarding the president's alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine, only confirming the deal months after the fact. But Bolton apparently did try to divulge some details from his book regarding Trump's Ukraine dealings - the White House just wouldn't let him, an official overseeing Bolton's book's prepublication review said in a Wednesday court filing.Ellen Knight, a career federal official formerly overseeing the National Security Council's records, was tasked with reviewing Bolton's book and making sure it...
In June, Uncle Ben's said it would "evolve" its brand name and imagery.