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Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite his exposure to a top aide who tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House said Saturday. Pence himself tested negative, his office said. Under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, the vice president is considered a "close contact" of his chief of staff, Marc Short, but will not quarantine, said spokesman Devin O'Malley.
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.
The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers. As of Friday, the treaty had 49
Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn't get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. "I was champing at the bit," said Murdoch, who moved to Austin from Australia shortly after President Donald Trump took office, and cast a ballot last week to vote him out. It's a rush to the polls in Texas like seldom seen before.
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...
Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least eight children Saturday in a raid on a school in southwestern Cameroon, the United Nations said.
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.
The shooting of unarmed protesters earlier this week sparked the worst street violence seen in two decades.
Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture Department had spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. The nest found in the city of Blaine near the Canadian border is about the size of a basketball and contained an estimated 100 to 200 hornets, according to scientists who announced the find Friday.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden have radically different views on many subjects. Each could enhance, or weaken the Special Relationship, in a variety of areas. Here, we look at who would be best for Britain. Post-Brexit trade deal There is no dispute about where Donald Trump stands on Brexit. He has been an enthusiastic supporter from the start. A trade deal with the UK would be near the top of his in-tray in a second term. In recent weeks both the US and UK expressed optimism as talks entered a fifth round. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was "very pleased" with progress and predicted a trade deal "reasonably soon". He said: "These things take time...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday appeared to confirm that Israel has given its consent for the United States to sell F35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates following a recent agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the Mideast countries. The expected sale would make the UAE the first Arab nation - and just the second country in the Middle East after Israel - - to possess the stealth warplanes. Netanyahu has repeatedly insisted the deal establishing ties with the UAE amounted to "peace for peace" and that arms deals were not part of the agreement.
Thousands of Israelis demonstrated Saturday night outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding the Israeli leader's resignation. Weekly protests have been taking place for the past four months, with crowds calling on Netanyahu to resign over criminal corruption charges
France recalled its ambassador to Turkey for consultations after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said President Emmanuel Macron needed mental health treatment and made other comments that the French government described as unacceptably rude. Erdogan questioned his French counterpart's mental condition while criticizing Macron's attitude toward Islam and Muslims. "What is the problem of this person called Macron with Islam and Muslims?" Erdogan asked rhetorically during his Justice and Development party meeting in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri.
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."
Officials have blamed Anglophone secessionists for the attack on a private school in a restive region.
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...
Abolishing stamp duty and scrapping the 45p income tax rate would boost economic growth and place the UK among the top 10 most competitive countries in a league of developed nations, a new analysis claims. A report by the Centre for Policy Studies think tank advocates a package of measures including an overhaul of property levies and abolition of the additional rate of income tax. The centre-right body said the changes would see the UK rise from 22nd to 9th in the International Tax Competitiveness Index compiled by the Tax Foundation think tank in the US. The report, A Framework for the Future: Reforming the UK Tax System, written jointly with the Tax Foundation, describes tax reform as...
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.
At the outset of the pandemic, more African Americans in Mississippi were being infected and killed by coronavirus than white people, a disparity that medical experts blamed on racial health disparities. Initially, Black Mississippians made up approximately 60% of the state's cases and deaths, according to the state health department. In roughly the past month, white people have surpassed Black people in the overall reported COVID-19 death toll for the first time since the state health department started publishing data by race in June, according to CNN.
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...
The European Union never believed Boris Johnson was serious when he threatened a no deal Brexit. Britain was back at the negotiating table less than a week after the Prime Minister declared the trade talks over and said the UK would "embrace" WTO terms. The EU is used to fiery summit walkouts during tense negotiations, which traditionally happen just before a deal is done. It clears the atmosphere and rolls the pitch for concessions. In a carefully choreographed to and fro, Brussels played along with the pantomime theatrics and met British conditions to restart the talks. Mr Johnson had said that unless a trade deal was "in sight" by the October 15 EU summit, the UK should quit...
Italy reported a further record daily total of 19,644 new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the government considered further restrictions including early closures of bars and restaurants to contain a resurgence of the pandemic. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he wants to avoid a repeat of the blanket lockdown earlier in the year. Conte pledged on Saturday to speed up help for businesses suffering in the crisis but said the weeks ahead would be very complex.
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.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is "lying to the American people" about his son Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings, claimed Representative Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) on Saturday.The House Intelligence Committee member's comments came during an appearance on Fox & Friends Weekend, in which she accused the former vice president of lying when he issued his denial of wrongdoing during Thursday night's presidential debate. Stefanik detailed her experience asking each witness in President Trump's impeachment hearings whether there was a conflict of interest, or an appearance of one, created by Hunter Biden's role on the board of Ukrainian natural-gas firm Burisma Holdings during...
When a flotilla of pontoon and fishing boats decked out with "Trump 2020" flags cruised past him this summer, Dale Fullenkamp got an idea. "They are enthusiastic in ways I haven't seen," said Pennsylvania-based Republican political strategist Charles Gerow.
More than 150 monuments and buildings across Europe will be lit up blue on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
The company's seed round was led by Redpoint Ventures and joined by Kimbal Musk, The Chainsmokers, Tinder cofounder Sean Rad, and others.
As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the nation's vote in real time on Election Day and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections on Nov. 3 and beyond. AP will use that vote count to declare winners in some 7,000 races, so the world knows who wins not only the White House, but control of Congress and every state legislature. "There is no national election commission in the United States that tells us who won on Election Day," said David Scott, a deputy managing editor who helps oversee AP's coverage of elections.
Cybersecurity officials watched with growing alarm in September as Russian state hackers started prowling around dozens of American state and local government computer systems just two months before the election.The act itself did not worry them so much -- officials anticipated that the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election would be back -- but the actor did. The group, known to researchers as "Dragonfly" or "Energetic Bear" for its hackings of the energy sector, was not involved in 2016 election hacking. But it has in the past five years breached the power grid, water treatment facilities and even nuclear power plants, including one in Kansas.It also hacked...
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has never been known for making apologies or displaying regret, but when his policy of separating children from their families at the southwestern border arose during his debate with former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, he had a ready deflection for the "kids in cages" accusation.It was Biden's fault."They said, 'Look at these cages; President Trump built them,' " Trump said. "And then it was determined they were built in 2014. That was him."Trump is correct that the Obama administration expanded the number of border facilities with chain-linked enclosures in 2014, but the journey from their construction to contend...
Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state supreme courts when they have controlled all levers of state political power. Republican governors in Arizona and Georgia have signed bills passed by GOP-dominated legislatures to expand the number of seats on their states' respective high courts.
MATAMOROS, Mexico -- A butter yellow sun rose over the crowded tent camp across the river from Texas, and a thick heat baked the rotten debris below, a mixture of broken toys, human waste and uneaten food swarming with flies.Clothing and sheets hung from trees and dried stiff after being drenched and muddied in a hurricane the week before.As residents emerged from the zipper-holes of their canvas homes that morning in August, some trudged with buckets in hand toward tanks of water for bathing and washing dishes. Others assembled in front of wash basins with arms full of children's underwear and pajamas. They waited for the first warm meal of the day to arrive, though it often made them...
In President Donald Trump's telling, he is a committed philanthropist with strong ties to many charities. "If you don't give back, you're never ever going to be fulfilled in life," he wrote in "Trump 101: The Way to Success," published at the height of his "Apprentice" fame.And according to his tax records, he has given back at least $130 million since 2005, his second year as a reality TV star.But the long-hidden tax records, obtained by The New York Times, show that Trump did not have to reach into his wallet for most of that giving. The vast bulk of his charitable tax deductions, $119.3 million worth, came from simply agreeing not to develop land -- in...
In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in catalogs, freshmen are being challenged like never before. Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them adjust. This is freshman year 2020 for many college students nationwide.
Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year, fueled by a deadly pandemic, outrage over police brutality and one of the most contentious elections ever. Anti-government extremists and other armed civilians have flocked to protests against racial injustice and COVID-19 lockdowns. Paramilitary group members are accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan's governor before the election.
1.The United States on Friday recorded more than 85,000 new coronavirus cases, The New York Times reports. That set a new single-day record, breaking the previous mark from mid-July by nearly 10,000 cases. Hospitalizations have also been rising steadily since the start of October, and while deaths have
When members of a Michigan paramilitary group were accused a decade ago of scheming to overthrow the U.S. government, their defense was based largely on one claim: We were all talk, no action. A defense lawyer in that case now represents Ty Garbin, one of six men accused of conspiring to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because of anger over her stay-at-home policies to contain the coronavirus. Again, attorney Mark Satawa contends his client had no intention to carry out the alleged plan, whatever he might have said in recorded or online conversations.
The sanctions Trump has layered on Iran have gone largely unnoticed in the US. But for Iranians, they are impossible to ignore.
Former Senate leader Harry Reid says if Democrats win the presidency and the Senate, Joe Biden should take "no more than three weeks" to test bipartisanship before ending the filibuster so Democrats can overcome what they call Republican obstruction and pass bills. The retired Nevada Democrat told The Associated Press in an interview that he understands Biden wants to work with Republicans, as the former vice president and Delaware senator has in the past.
South Florida woke to bright skies and a comfy 79 degrees.
Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. Maggie Feinstein of the 10.27 Healing Partnership, which has been supporting those affected by the attack, was impressed by how the congregations have coped with the pandemic.
OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on United Nations Day:"Today, on United Nations Day, we recognize what we can achieve when countries around the world work together toward shared goals.
Statement by the Prime Minister on United Nations DayCanada NewsWireOTTAWA, ON, Oct. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on United Nations Day:"Today, on United Nations Day, we recognize what we can achieve when countries around the world work
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday called an early presidential election for January after the nation's previous president was driven from power by protests triggered by a disputed vote. The Oct. 4 parliamentary election was swept by pro-government parties and triggered protests by the opposition, who rejected the official results as rigged. Demonstrators freed several opposition leaders, including Sadyr Zhaparov, who was quickly named the new prime minister.
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...
Khabib Nurmagomedov retired after winning at UFC 254 — his first fight since his father died from coronavirus complications.
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman merged Hollywood and Silicon Valley connections, but it wasn't enough to save Quibi.
"I voted for a guy named Trump," the president said after casting his ballot in person in his newly adopted home state of Florida.
Facebook sent the NYU Ad Observatory a letter demanding they stop studying Facebook's political ad-targeting practices. Researchers won't comply.
When four businessmen were dining at Balthazar in New York, they praised what they thought to be an expensive wine — but the bottle only cost $18.
Back in 2018, co-working startup WeWork was one of the most valuable private companies in the world, intent on growth at all costs.
Large-cap companies are expected to benefit the most, given that they are more tied to the global economy and could profit from a weaker dollar.
Weeks after opening fire, he posted on Facebook "I helped the community burn down that police station in Minneapolis," according to the complaint.
The US reported more than 60,000 daily cases, on average, this week — a roughly 40% increase since the start of October.
US stocks waver as investors mull dwindling chances for near-term stimulus
Investing legend Byron Wien says the stock market will respond favorably to Joe Biden's climate and foreign relations policies
President Donald Trump also makes an appearance in a deleted scene from the new movie posted on the Twitter account for the titular character.
As millions abstain from voting, the United States is preparing for what may be the highest recorded voter turnout rate in over a century.
The NYU professor and author shared that it's important to spend lots of time with a sick loved one, but don't forget you have your own life to live.
Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann's friendly relationship with Jared Kushner eventually led him to meet President Donald Trump in 2018.
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson will continue their late-stage coronavirus vaccine trials in the US
Michelle Gross traded in her one-bedroom apartment for a mountain-view suite at the Royal Palms Resort in Scottsdale that cost $254 per night.
An excerpt from the new book "Billion Dollar Loser" by Reeves Wiedeman describes the rise and spectacular fall of WeWork's founder.
Steven and Evan Tan give their 3 tips for scaling a dropshipping business sustainably: grow slow, focus on operations, and put energy into hiring.
Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching, raised $1.75 billion, but failed to attract subscribers.
The committee debated public distrust, emergency authorization, vaccinating children, and the distribution plan for a future COVID-19 shot.
Despite controversies like accepting funding from a Saudi group, Penske has turned his company into a powerhouse.
Names are redacted in Ghislaine Maxwell's unsealed deposition, but attorneys appear to probe Jeffrey Epstein's relationship with Les Wexner.
Brenda Brown, 57, is a delivery driver for Walmart and a graduate student studying healthcare administration.
Business will be "screwed" if we don't address climate change or inequity, and with our government gridlocked, it's up to institutions to act.
President Donald Trump has "a poorly-informed, zero-sum view of economics that engenders needless viciousness and cruelty," the economists wrote.
Coca-Cola would likely remove more brands from its "hydration" category, which includes Dasani, Powerade, and Smart Water, CEO James Quincey said.
Biden is up in a lot of places and Trump needed a Hail Mary to turn it around. He didn't get it at the debate.
"Our account was hacked. We apologize to our followers," the US Army's Ft. Bragg claimed on Wednesday.
In 2021, Google will start matching employees' student loan payments. Creating the program was a matter of piloting and drafting a problem statement.
Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones calls bitcoin 'the best inflation trade' as token surges above $13,000
President Donald Trump posted an uncut version of the interview late Thursday morning, featuring only the shot of him speaking.
India Oxenberg's dream of becoming an entrepreneur in the catering business is what initially led her to Nxivm, a cult she stayed in for seven years.
When Kelsi Kitchener, 28, and Celeste Durve, 24, launched VIPER in 2016, they couldn't get a credit card. By year end, they had worked Coachella.
Employees were told Wednesday that they would be laid off and would receive a severance as the company shuts down, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman said the pandemic might be to blame for the company's failure in a public letter on Wednesday.
Court packing alone could "turn the Supreme Court into just a political football," Democratic nominee Joe Biden told CBS News.
Rhimes recently told The Hollywood Reporter that after she asked an ABC exec for an extra Disneyland pass, he replied, "Don't you have enough?"
Living with your parents after 18 is normal in many countries, and offers an opportunity to save money on housing costs while entering the job market.
Prepare emergency kits with essential items for all of the members of your household — but please don't buy all of the toilet paper.
Democrats came together to draft a wishlist for a Biden administration, but progressives intend to keep pushing if he wins.
As winter approaches, here's a guide to help you assess the coronavirus risk associated with daily activities.
Tesla stock surges after Elon Musk's electric-car company posts record profits
Global stocks slide as progress on stimulus stalls with just two weeks to go to the US election
Google's statement follows the US director of national intelligence saying Iran sent voters intimidating emails claiming to be from The Proud Boys.
Tesla is raising the price of its "full self-driving" software to $10,000, following the release of a limited beta on Tuesday, Elon Musk said.
Amazon said it's testing the cargo bikes with its delivery partners in London and other European cities.
Two people told Time they were approached with the emails, and one said the person making the offer had a buyer in mind: the president's allies.
Both Russia and Iran have gotten a hold of voter registration data ahead of the 2020 election and may use it to sow chaos, Ratcliffe said.
In NASA's video, the probe creates a flurry of dust and rock — which is how it attempted to collect a samples to bring back to Earth.