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- 2020-10-24 10:46:12Z
Several thousand people ransacked and looted a government food warehouse in central Nigeria on Saturday in the latest in two weeks of unrest sweeping over Africa's most populous country.
Kansas police are hunting for a man they say abducted his two young daughters from a home where two boys were found dead.Donny Jackson, 40, is believed to be driving a black Honda accord, according to an Amber Alert that was issued Saturday. Cops actually had him in their grasp. Around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, police stopped his vehicle on Highway 169 near the Oklahoma border, while the girls were in the car, but let him drive on.The reason for the traffic stop wasn't specified but it wasn't related to the abduction. It wasn't until 45 minutes later-when cops got a call from a home in Leavenworth-that they discovered the slain boys and learned that 7-year-old Nora and 3-year-old Aven were...
A Carson City judge denied the request for a temporary restraining order to stop ballot-counting but scheduled an evidentiary hearing for next week.
"We don't anticipate it will be a season-ending event, but we do believe it will help us a great bit," said a fire incident spokesman.
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López escaped from the South American country and was traveling on Saturday to Spain, where he will spend time with his family before eventually heading towards the United States to continue the efforts to outs the Nicolas Maduro regime, sources close to the former political prisoner told el Nuevo Herald.
Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday. The head of the U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center, Chris Miller, confirmed al-Masri's death in a statement, saying his "removal .. from the battlefield is a major setback to a terrorist organization that is consistently experiencing strategic losses facilitated by the United States and its partners."
Nigeria's top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to "reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters" after days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses that left at least 69 people dead. The police order could further heighten tensions in Africa's most populous country after some of its worst turmoil in years. Nigeria's inspector general of police, M.A. Adamu, ordered colleagues to "dominate the public space" while announcing that enough is enough, a statement said.
The conservative commentator slammed the South Carolina senator for what he feels is a lack of oversight regarding anti-conservative bias.
France on Saturday said it was recalling its envoy to Turkey for consultations after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggesting French counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed a mental health check-up that Paris condemned as unacceptable.
In the latest episode of Pod Save America -- a podcast hosted by several former Obama administration staffers -- the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, laid out what Politico described as "the most in-depth statement of priorities we've heard from" the candidate.Biden, responding to the Republican Party's agenda for a second Trump administration term (which includes items focused on space exploration and a national high speed wireless network), said that, first and foremost, he's determined to "get control" of the coronavirus pandemic. Beyond that, though, he said he wants to invest in "real infrastructure," with a heavy focus...
Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas to leave the country, more than a year after seeking refuge there to escape house arrest, three people familiar with his exit said. Lopez was jailed in 2014 after leading protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, before his provisional release in 2017. From his house arrest, he mentored Juan Guaido, then a young delegate in their hardline Popular Will party.
The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan's capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi. The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the center when he was stopped by security guards. According to Arian, the casualty toll may rise further as family members of victims of the suicide bombing are still searching the several different hospitals where the wounded have been taken. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing on...
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that Belarus and Russia were ready to respond jointly to external threats, Russian agencies quoted Belarus state media as saying. Lukashenko, who is holding on to power despite major protests in recent weeks calling for him to resign, is facing the prospect of a national strike that could begin on Monday following an ultimatum set by opposition leaders.
South Florida woke to bright skies and a comfy 79 degrees.
ROME-A few hours after the regional governor of the Italian region of Campania where Naples is located announced he would be locking down the entire province to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Neapolitans took to the streets Friday night to defy the order. The situation quickly turned into what one police official likened to urban warfare with protesters lighting dumpsters and ducking teargas being lobbed by police. All the while, the mostly maskless, yelling crowd undoubtedly spread coronavirus even more.Europe is very much out of control when it comes to its second wave, with every single nation in the 27-member zone struggling in a race against time as hospitals fill up and death...
Meat that comes from animals which are not stunned before they are killed must be labelled, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has said. Without new labelling rules, consumers risk unwittingly eating meat from animals suffering "unnecessary pain" before their death. Until now the BVA, which represents 18,000 vets, has campaigned for an outright ban on the "cruel practice" of religious slaughter - which involves killing live animals with a sharp knife before allowing them to bleed to death. A ban remains their goal but the professional body has adopted a new pragmatic approach believing it has more chance persuading ministers to introduce "no stun" labels. James Russell, new BVA...
Delhi's smog crisis headed for a new toxic peak on Saturday but farmers are refusing to stop the stubble burning that is widely blamed for the poisonous clouds engulfing the Indian capital.
The T-6B Texan II plane crashed in Foley, Alabama, around 5 p.m. local time on Friday. It had flown from NAS Whiting Field, Florida.
Trumpism is nothing but governing based on instinct and self-interest. If it has a future in the Republican Party, we should be very scared.
Marriage equality opponents may now argue in court that same-six civil unions are just as good legally as marriages. Of course, they are not.
Fungie hasn't been seen in Dingle Bay, County Kerry, since October 12, prompting fears he is dead or gone somewhere else.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus and is subject to quarantine but is feeling well, officials announced on Saturday, as the country imposed fresh restrictions to try to stem a surge in the disease. One of the people Duda met in recent days was tennis star Iga Swiatek - who said soon after the announcement about the president being infected that she feels good, but will quarantine. Fresh from winning the French Open earlier this month and gaining national hero status for doing so, Swiatek met with Duda on Friday, when she was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit for her sporting achievements.
The couple, in their 80s, cherished their home and refused to leave, the sheriff and family said. There are no other known missing people in the blaze.
Hundreds of protesters in Naples threw projectiles at police and set rubbish bins on fire late on Friday during a demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in the southern Italian city. Calls were issued on social media to challenge a curfew that took effect in the Campania region ahead of the weekend, enacted in response to a spiralling second wave of infections that saw nearly 20,000 new cases detected in the last 24 hours. A mostly young crowd marched through the streets of the regional capital and chanted as the curfew started at 11pm, with some lighting smoke bombs. One carried a makeshift sign that read: "If you close, you pay."
"We're not going to have a socialist president, especially a female socialist president ... we're not gonna' put up with it," Trump said.
As voters inside Miami Beach City Hall used the ballot box to decide their country's future, a group of Armenian-Americans took part in a more public display of patriotism right outside.
Whatever his past reputation for verbal stumblings and gaffes, Biden is one of the few who can tangle with Trump and not be thrown off his game.
Former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman was offered $15,000 when she left the administration
Wild pigs are destroying land due a population boom.
Good news, Disney fans: A small portion of Disney California Adventure Park will soon be open to the public, as part of the Downtown Disney District.
The school has said it was a "truly reprehensible error."
Donald Trump Jr.'s high-profile girlfriend is ready to part with her three-bedroom place overlooking Central Park
It's been "several months" since President Trump was in attendance for a meeting of the White House coronavirus task force, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, in an interview with Meet the Press on Friday described the current status of the White House coronavirus task force, explaining that it is now meeting less regularly than it used to earlier in the pandemic despite the U.S. seeing an uptick in daily COVID-19 cases."The number of task force meetings have diminished, and we're averaging right now about one a week," Fauci said.Asked by Chuck Todd when Trump himself last attended one of these meetings, Fauci said...
Developers will start rolling out their COVID-19 vaccines in the coming months, leaving U.S. health officials to test their long-term safety. But that won't be easy, especially given that the Trump administration quietly shut down the office responsible for ensuring the safety of vaccines last year, The New York Times reports.Before the late 1980s, vaccine safety relied on parents, doctors, vaccine makers, and hospitals to step forward and report symptoms they feared were connected to a vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention then worked out a new system that sought out clusters of symptoms among people who receive a vaccine, and expanded that oversight during the H1N1...
Minneapolis has struggled to keep a promise that made global headlines after George Floyd's death.
The lawsuit counters the widespread calls to defund police departments and take officers off the streets
A man wearing goggles and a garbage bag "suit" was caught on camera breaking into a waste management center and setting several garbage trucks on fire. Deputies are asking for help in finding the arsonist.
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"I can't put in words the emotion that I'm feeling," said farmworker Yolanda Camacho. "I never thought that the Virgin of Guadalupe would ever come visit me at work."
Senators Susan Collins (R., Maine.) and Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) voted on Friday against moving the Senate into an executive session to allow McConnell to expedite the final confirmation vote that is expected to seat Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.The Senate ended up approving the move to executive session - which allows McConnell to file cloture, thereby overcoming any potential filibuster - by a vote of 51-46. Republicans are attempting to confirm Judge Barrett to the Court bench next week, cementing a 6-3 majority of conservative justices.However, moderate Republicans Collins and Murkowski did not support the motion. Collins has already stated she will not vote in...
The prospect of disqualified mail-in ballots poses a greater threat to Biden's candidacy.
"It would probably be a slaughter if there was an air-to-air battle between aircraft launched from the Liaoning and a Nimitz-class carrier," an expert said.
The infectious diseases doctor who has become a central figure in the pandemic told MSNBC the frequency of meetings has "diminished" over time.
A far-right extremist has been accused of opening fire on Minneapolis' third police precinct and sparking violence during May's George Floyd protests.Ivan Harrison Hunter, a 26-year-old from Texas, was charged Friday with one count of interstate travel to participate in a riot. An admitted member of the "Boogaloo Bois," Hunter opened fire on the precinct and later looted it and helped set it on fire, the FBI said in a sworn affidavit released Friday.The Minneapolis police's third precinct was just a block from where Floyd was killed, and became the center of protests against police violence that devolved into the destruction of the precinct and buildings around it. Hunter is one...
Despite months of talks, "significant differences" remain with Democrats on a new US economic stimulus package, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday, indicating worsening odds for a deal before the November 3 election.
An area in the western Caribbean has 60% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone - and could bring more rain to an already soaked South Florida.
The biggest controversy arising from Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings last week was the fact that she said she "would not discriminate on the basis of sexual preference."How was that controversial?According to some Senate Democrats, using the term "sexual preference" is "shameful and offensive."Patty Murray, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, wrote on Twitter: "Judge Barrett using this phrase is shameful and offensive-and it tells us exactly what we need to know about how she views the LGBTQIA+ community."Democratic senators Cory Booker and Mazie Hirono, both members of the Judiciary Committee, criticized Barrett for saying "sexual preference" at the hearing. "Let me make...
McDonald's attorney Loretta Lynch said that "there are legal deficiencies in the complaint that merit dismissal"
About 700 square miles of wildfires are actively burning in Colorado. Wildfires have scorched more than 1,000 square miles since July 31.
On the pitch, Marcus Rashford is one of Manchester United's top scorers. Off it, he's putting pressure on the U.K. government to end child food poverty. On Wednesday night, U.K. lawmakers voted against a motion that would have extended free school meals to children over school vacations, helping to offset a growing hunger crisis in the country that has left as many as a fifth of children in households regularly beset by hunger.