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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Monday is the start of the Democratic National Convention that will officially nominate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Over 200 Pennsylvania delegates will attend virtually from their homes. It turns out, the oldest and one of the youngest delegates come from this region. Many journalists and delegates have been going to political conventions for decades, but that’s nothing compared to Angie Gialloreto of Wilkins Township. She is going to her 11th Democratic Convention as a delegate, while Christian Sesek of Brownsville, almost seven decades younger, will attend his first convention. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “For President Carter, and it was a memorable one,” says Gialloreto. That was her first convention when a Georgia peanut farmer won her party’s...
    President Trump accused presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of attempting “to politicize a pandemic” following his call Thursday for a nationwide mask mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus. During an evening press briefing, Trump told Biden to "stop playing politics with the virus." Trump argued that Biden’s approach was “regressive, unscientific and bad for our country.” He accused the former vice president of opposing Trump administration policies that proved effective, such as travel bans, even as he pushes for a mask mandate that fails to take into account how the pandemic was impacting specific communities. TRUMP TAKES HEAT FOR OPPOSING USPS FUNDS IN STIMULUS BILLS “At every turn, Biden has been wrong about the virus, ignoring the scientific evidence...
    President Donald Trump responded to former Vice President Joe Biden’s proposal of a 3-month long national mask mandate with several critiques at Thursday’s White House coronavirus briefing. Trump responded to Biden’s suggestion — first made after he and presumptive Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris were briefed by medical experts on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday — by claiming the suggestion shows “an appalling lack of respect for the American people.” (RELATED: Joe Biden Calls For Three-Month National Mask Mandate) WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 13: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at the White House August 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spoke on a range of topics including his announcement earlier in the day of a new peace...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail. LEADING THE DAY: You can feel the presidential race heating up now that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary...
    Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., arrive to speak at a news conference at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The Democratic party will formerly nominate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention, but the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the convention will be held. Here’s what you need to know; we’ll update this as the convention goes on. Q: When is it? The convention was originally supposed to be held July 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but was delayed because of the ongoing pandemic. It will now be held entirely virtually Aug. 17-20. See the full...
    Michael Bloomberg — who spent nearly $1 billion in a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — said he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention next week, according to a report. The former three-term New York City Mayor announced his upcoming appearance in an email to supporters Thursday saying he plans to explain “why we have the best candidates to meet today’s challenges and get big things done,” according to a report by the Daily Beast. Bloomberg, 78 — who is the founder of financial media company Bloomberg LP, is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated worth of $65 billion — made a surprise run for the primary spot only appearing...
    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a group of mayors from across the country released a “blueprint” Thursday describing how cities can reform their police departments. Lightfoot led the group that created the plan, which rejects defunding police departments and instead suggests putting more money into social services, empowering police chiefs to hold officers accountable and creating policies that require other officers to step in when one of them is using excessive force. The plan, put together by members of the United States Conference of Mayors, is supposed to create guidelines cities can follow “to improve policing and address structural racism that has plagued the nation,” according to a press release. The conference includes 1,400 mayors from across the U.S....
    Fans booed as professional soccer players on FC Dallas and Nashville SC kneeled for the national anthem before their game in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday. The players had initially requested that the anthem not be played before the game. Officials denied the request, so the players knelt while the anthem played to protest racial injustice. The fans apparently disapproved, booing the social justice demonstration. Nashville SC eventually won the game 1-0. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon reacted to the crowd in a press conference after the game, saying that the crowd’s booing was “absolutely disgusting.” “I think it was disgusting. I think it was absolutely disgusting. You got fans booing you for people taking a stand for what they believe in...
    FC Dallas kneels as the national anthem is played ahead of their game against Nashville SC on August 12, 2020. Omar Vega/Getty Images FC Dallas fans booed while players took a knee during the national anthem on Wednesday night. It was the first MLS game played outside of the Orlando bubble in six months. After the match, FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon called the boos "absolutely disgusting." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon didn't mince words while calling out critics of MLS players' on-field protests on Wednesday night. "Absolutely disgusting," Cannon told reporters after the game. "You got fans booing for people taking a stand for what they believe in." It was...
    White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien on Thursday called for President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing his role in a diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). O'Brien made the case for his boss to get the prestigious...
    Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest "J-named" storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 975 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was moving west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Josephine was the earliest tenth Atlantic named storm on record, breaking the previous record of Jose, which formed Aug. 22, 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. Josephine was located 975 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center...
    A Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh.Gene J. Puskar | AP Here are the stocks making headlines in midday trading. Lyft — The ridesharing stock fell more than 4% after the company reported a 61% drop in revenue for its second quarter. The company reported a loss of 86 cents per share and $339 million of revenue for the quarter, both of which beat Wall Street expectations.  Cisco – Shares of Cisco tanked 11.5% after the maker of computer networking equipment provided a disappointing forecast. Cisco called for a fourth consecutive revenue decline in its quarterly guidance. Its revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter, while topping expectations slightly, declined 9% from...
    A WATERFALL flowing backwards is something you probably never thought you'd see but a mega-storm in Australia created just that. Local news agency 7NEWS Sydney revealed an amazing aerial video of several 'reverse waterfalls' on clifftops on the New South Wales coast. A severe weather warning for damaging winds and damaging surf is current for Sydney, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, Hunter and Illawarra areas. At the moment, wind gusts of 70km/h are producing several reverse waterfalls in the Royal National Park. https://t.co/OF81oZFF1j pic.twitter.com/kQIZlsOnMc— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 10, 2020 The footage was captured over the Royal National Park south of Sydney. It shows powerful winds sweeping the falling water back up over the cliffs. The phenomenon even created a...
    Chinas Confucius Institutes must register as foreign missions in U.S.: Pompeo This Hong Kong Restaurant Group Wrote the Playbook For Survival Dabo Swinney says the national titles value doesnt change without the Big Ten, Pac-12 If the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences, the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. © Provided by For The Win The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, joining Group of Five conferences like the MAC and Mountain...
    Dallas FC players received boos from fans during Wednesday night’s opening game against Nashville SC for kneeling during the national anthem. Both Dallas FC and Nashville SC players all took a knee at the start of the game, according to The Guardian. “You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium.” — FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem on Wednesday. https://t.co/KyTPVuiltQ — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 13, 2020 Dallas defender Reggie Cannon claimed the boos were “disgraceful.” “You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium. It’s baffling to me,”...
    MLS players took a knee during the National Anthem Wednesday and were booed.MLS were booed for taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem on Wednesday. With the MLS is Back tournament in the books with Portland Timbers defeating “hometown” Orlando City SC, the 2020 MLS season continues now back at team’s home stadiums rather than inside of the Orlando bubble. The two teams that were prevented from playing in the bubble due to coronavirus outbreaks in FC Dallas and Nashville SC made their return to the pitch Wednesday. In front of a sparsely attended crowd at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, players took a knee during the playing of the United States’ National Anthem and were promptly...
    This article was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for its newsletters here. When schools closed this spring to stop the spread of the coronavirus, lots of students didn’t get much real instruction in its place. Some struggled to get online. Others didn’t show up to virtual class or were too young for a school on a screen to provide much academic value. That was true in the U.S., but also in countries around the world. Now, England is launching a national tutoring program designed to help students make up for that learning loss. With the equivalent of about $450 million, the country is set to hire an army of tutors who will...
    The Masters is a ways off, but that hasn’t stopped those in charge from joining other sports and banning fans from their event. The Augusta National Golf Club announced on Wednesday morning that The Masters, which is scheduled to be held from November 9-15, will not have fans in attendance. Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, announced today that the 2020 Masters Tournament will take place November 9-15 without patrons or guests on the grounds. Full details and FAQs at https://t.co/rSr9YUhCX2 pic.twitter.com/dw3An5T2hq — The Masters (@TheMasters) August 12, 2020 Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley explained the decision in a statement: Since our initial announcement to postpone the 2020 Masters, we have remained committed to a rescheduled Tournament in...
    Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is still excited about the 2020 national title race. With the Big 10 and PAC-12 both sitting out the 2020 season, many have wondered how you can truly have a national championship race and college football playoff. However, Swinney thinks it doesn’t matter if teams sit out. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb) on Jul 17, 2020 at 12:27pm PDT “The four best teams can go play. We’ve been one of those four for five years in a row. So, in my opinion, it doesn’t change anything for us. We’re just trying to be the...
    It sounds like Jerry Jones is open to the idea of Dallas Cowboys players kneeling during the national anthem. National anthem protests are expected to sweep across the NFL this season, and Jones wants to handle the situation delicately. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about “players kneeling again when the NFL season starts.”@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed — Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020 According to Jon Machota, Jones addressed his very well-known belief that everyone should stand, and said Wednesday, “That was then, this is...
    A former national security adviser claims President Donald Trump has given his 'blessing' for Russia to interfere with the 2020 election. Susan Rice, who had been a potential running mate for Democrat nominee Joe Biden before he picked Kamala Harris Tuesday, said Trump has refused to call out Russian meddling in the election. Ms Rice is considered one of the country’s leading experts on foreign policy and served as ambassador of the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 under President Obama. She worked closely with Biden when she served in the White House as President Barack Obama's national security adviser.   Forer national security advisor Susan Rice has said President Donald Trump has given his 'blessing' for Russia to interfere with the 2020 election...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will only have one minute to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, in what some say is a surprising snub for the high-profile, rising star. The convention was due to be staged in Milwaukee but is being held virtually this year, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.  AOC, as she is known, will not speak live, but instead will deliver a pre-recorded message on Tuesday night - the same night as Bill Clinton. Others, however, will be permitted to address the convention live - among them Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, and Pete Buttigieg, former presidential contender and mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, will deliver a 60-second message on Tuesday night at...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's a staple of the election process: Every four years, thousands of the country's most politically active gather at the Republican and Democratic national conventions to formally nominate their party's presidential candidate.But the idea of that many people crammed into one convention hall space is clearly not 2020 safe, and so, like so much else this year, the pandemic will give a whole new look to the political tradition.RELATED: Radical or moderate? Trump paints Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket as both"This will be an interesting test case to see what a virtual convention looks like," SJSU political science professor Melinda Jackson, PhD, told ABC7 News.So, as we head into two weeks of political frenzy, here is everything...
    Southwest Airlines removes autistic boy and his family over face mask Taco Bell fans rush to order potatoes one last time before the chain eliminates 12 beloved menu items this week The Masters are being held in November, and the iconic Augusta National course is going to look much different © Getty Images / Andrew Redington Augusta National Golf Course is home to The Masters. Getty Images / Andrew Redington After being postponed for the coronavirus pandemic, The Masters will be held in November, without fans. Augusta National will look much different in the fall than it does in the spring. While Augusta National becomes dry and brown in the summer when the course is closed, in the...
    America's families, cities and towns have been decimated by sickness and unemployment. Serving as mayors taught us that the vast majority of Americans want practical solutions. Unfortunately, our national leaders in Washington, D.C., are still arguing about Band-Aids and haven't even begun to adopt cures. [ SEE: The Latest News on the Coronavirus Outbreak ]Since the public health crisis began, state and city tax revenues have collapsed at the same time that demand for public services has soared. As a consequence, local governments face staggering deficits and horrible choices. Unlike the federal government, which can finance emergency action through deficit spending, nearly 80% of U.S. states and cities are required by law to balance their budgets. Communities across the country are cutting...
    Augusta National Golf Course is home to The Masters. Getty Images / Andrew Redington After being postponed for the coronavirus pandemic, The Masters will be held in November, without fans. Augusta National will look much different in the fall than it does in the spring. While Augusta National becomes dry and brown in the summer when the course is closed, in the fall, it still sports beautiful foliage. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Masters is back on. Augusta Nationa Golf Course announced on Wednesday that it will host The Masters in November after postponing the tournament in the spring for the spread of the novel coronavirus. The tournament will be held without fans. When the...
    The 2020 Masters will go on in November as rescheduled, but it will do so without fans. Augusta National on Wednesday announced the news that “no patrons” will be allowed on site, which is devastating news to not only the lucky few who had coveted tickets for the tournament but — of more significance — the city of Augusta, which depends on the annual revenue boom that comes with the tournament. When the club originally announced the tournament’s postponement from its traditional April date to Nov. 12-15, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said he would welcome “all existing ticket holders to enjoy the excitement of Masters week,” as long as they had the blessing from health officials as they...
    Here's a look at things to know about the 2020 Democratic National Convention:When is the 2020 DNC?The 2020 Democratic National Convention will take place from Monday, Aug. 17, to Thursday, Aug. 20. On each night of the convention, two hours of scheduled programming will begin at 9 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. CT | 6 p.m. PT.Originally slated to take place in July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the convention was postponed and re-imagined as a virtual production amid concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.What's the 2020 DNC speaker lineup?Here's what we know about speaker lineup and other events scheduled for each day as announced by the Democratic National Committee:Monday, Aug. 17 Theme of the evening: "We the People" Senator Bernie...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced the new leader of the Minnesota National Guard. The governor has appointed Brigadier General Shawn Manke to serve as Minnesota’s next Adjutant General, filling the vacancy created upon the resignation of Major General Jon A. Jensen, who was recently promoted to Lieutenant General. “In recent months, the Minnesota National Guard has been called to serve our state in unprecedented ways, and we are grateful for General Jensen’s service and steady leadership,” said Governor Walz. “Having served in the Minnesota National Guard for 24 years before becoming Governor, I know General Manke’s experience commanding Soldiers, concern for National Guard members’ well-being, and dedication to public service have prepared him to be an effective Adjutant...
    After postponing the Masters in April due to the coronavirus, Augusta National Golf Club announced the tournament will happen without fans. Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club Fred Ridley announced the tournament will take place in November of 2020, according to a tweet shared Wednesday by the tournament’s Twitter account. Despite rescheduling the tournament, fans will not be allowed to attend due to the coronavirus. Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, announced today that the 2020 Masters Tournament will take place November 9-15 without patrons or guests on the grounds. Full details and FAQs at https://t.co/rSr9YUhCX2 pic.twitter.com/dw3An5T2hq — The Masters (@TheMasters) August 12, 2020 “Since our initial announcement to postpone the 2020 Masters, we have remained committed...
    Madrid, Aug 12 (EFE) .- The Spanish stock market changed trend shortly after opening and recorded small gains of 0.29% that brought it close to 7,300 points and that were stimulated by banks and most of the large stocks, according to market data. At 9.15 am, the main indicator of the national market, the IBEX 35, rose 21.4 points, that 0.29%, to 7,284.9 integers. The accumulated losses in this year decrease to 23.73% In Europe, with the euro at $ 1,174, London rose 0.33% and Milan 0.08%, while Frankfurt fell 0.27% and Paris 0.07%. After starting the day with a moderate fall of 0.2%, due in part to the decline of Wall Street the day before (the Dow Jones index...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who was tapped Tuesday as former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick for 2020, recently voiced support for defunding the Pentagon. In July, she stopped short of backing an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to defund the Pentagon by ten percent in 2021, but said in a statement afterwards that she “unequivocally” agreed with the goal to reduce the defense budget, and she remained supportive of the effort: I applaud Senator Sanders and am grateful for all the work that he’s done on this amendment. I unequivocally agree with the goal of reducing the defense budget and redirecting funding to communities in need, but it must be done strategically. I remain supportive of the effort, and am hopeful...
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 22: Eric Reid #25 of the Carolina Panthers kneels during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the preseason game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) President Donald Trump doesn’t want the NFL to return if there will be kneeling. President Donald Trump was talking sports on the radio Tuesday morning and his comments were perfectly on-brand. He spoke with Fox Sports Radio and one key topic was whether he will be watching the NFL this fall. Trump has never been a huge football fan, but his remarks regarding the NFL should come as a surprise to no...
    By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - Next week's Democratic National Convention will feature a lineup of heavyweight politicians, rising stars and everyday Americans making the case for why Joe Biden should be elected U.S. president on Nov. 3. Here is a look at the speakers who will be featured during the four nights of virtual programming kicking off on Monday. SHOW OF UNITY The first night of programming represents an effort to display the country's full ideological spectrum uniting behind Biden's candidacy. Senator Bernie Sanders, a prominent liberal who fought the centrist Biden for the Democratic nomination, and Republican former Ohio Governor John Kasich, a two-time presidential candidate, will tell voters why they both support Biden as an alternative to Republican...
    Savannah Rychcik August 11, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is telling the NFL not to bother with kicking off the season if its players are going to kneel for the national anthem.  During a Tuesday morning interview with Fox Sports Radio and founder of Outkick, host Clay Travis asked Trump how confident he is the opener between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs will still be held on September 10. “Well, they want to open, and they want to open badly, and they’ve been working with government,” Trump said. He added, “I would say this if they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open. But other than that, I’d love to see them open,...
    Democrats announced their primetime lineup of convention speakers with former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama playing a central role as two of the four keynote speakers before former Vice President Joe Biden accepts the nomination next week. The Democratic National Committee released a wide-ranging list on Tuesday that reflects both the progressive and moderate wings of the party as well as Biden's support beyond the Democratic Party. On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, two progressive stars, will deliver speeches on the same day as former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.Cartoons on the Democratic PartyView All 284 Images"These speakers, some of the...
    Over 800 told to quarantine in Ga. school district This number shows a stunning reversal in the chances of Main Streets survival Donald Trump on NFL: If they dont stand for the national anthem, I hope they dont open President Donald Trump called into Clay Travis’s Fox Sports radio show on Tuesday morning to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on sports, but he couldn’t resist hitting on his favorite topic: athletes protesting by kneeling during the national anthem. After talking about Tom Brady’s move from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Trump discussed the NFL as a whole. He complimented the NFL and team owners for working with “government” to open their season safely amid...
    President Donald Trump doesn’t want the NFL to return during the coronavirus pandemic if players kneel for the national anthem. The NFL starts in less than a month, and it’s widely believed that players across the league will take a knee during the anthem. If players kneel, Trump hopes the games don’t happen. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “If they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open. But other than that, I’d love to see them open, and we’re doing everything possible for getting them open. They can protest in other ways. They shouldn’t protest our flag or our country,” Trump said during a Tuesday interview with Clay Travis. You...
    Protesters in Portland, Oregon have taken to the streets for the 75th night running to demand an end to police brutality, as Donald Trump declared that the city is 'out of control' and said the National Guard should be deployed.  About 150 people had gathered at Alberta Park shortly before the scheduled 9pm march.  Some people were handing out pizza, water and snacks. Others offered homemade shields. As night fell chants of 'Black Lives Matter' rose in to the air. 'If you're not here for Black Lives Matter, you're in the wrong place,' one speaker told the gathering.  Protesters then set off to march towards the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct, where previous protests have turned destructive. Demonstrators gathered in...
    Liberty University names acting president after Falwell placed on indefinite leave Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base Brett Favre: ‘There’s no right answer’ about kneeling in protest during the national anthem Plenty of NFL players have already committed to kneeling during the national anthem this season — something that has been a growing trend in the sports world in recent weeks.  © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Brett Favre doesn't think "there's a right answer" when it comes to kneeling during the national anthem. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Though the issue isn’t as divisive as it was when Colin...
    Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy tweeted that the “SEC Championship Game” could fill in as the “national championship game” should college football conferences opt out of playing due to coronavirus. “It doesn’t matter if the other conferences cancel or not,” Cassidy tweeted Monday. “The SEC Championship Game could substitute for the national championship game, as it almost does anyway.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Southeastern Conference (@sec) on Aug 7, 2020 at 3:18pm PDT It doesn’t matter if the other conferences cancel or not. The SEC Championship Game could substitute for the national championship game, as it almost does anyway. Football is...
    The US has been plagued with intense heat this summer, but a new report reveals some states recorded their hottest July ever and others tied with previous years. The average temperature across the nation was 75.7F, but seven states including New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland hit all-time records – averages were in the 80s and peak temperatures exceeded 90 degrees. July ranked as the 11th warmest the 126-year record, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Along with being a steamy month, July also brought tropical activity with three storms and two hurricanes. Scroll down for video  The average temperature across the nation was 75.7F, but seven states including New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland hit all-time records – averages...
    President Donald Trump said in a tweet Monday that he would accept his party’s presidential nomination at either the White House or in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Trump originally floated the White House as the location for accepting the Republican nomination location on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. The two locations Trump is considering are “The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C.,” Trump said. “We will announce the decision soon!” We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10,...
    President Donald Trump returned to weeks of attacks on officials in Portland after another night of street clashes and told them to bring in the National Guard, which he said is ready to act 'immediately.' The president pushed at Portland's mayor Ted Wheeler as well as Gov. Kate Brown on Twitter, returning to weeks of threats to send in the guard, after reaching an agreement in late July to remove federal officers amid ongoing protests and clashes. His language was more restrained than a few weeks ago, when he called the city a 'beehive or terrorists,' although he did accuse the Democratic officials of 'putting people's lives at risk.'     President Donald Trump on Monday told the governor of Oregon...
    “After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America,” by Jessica Goudeau, (Viking) In this book we take a journey into American culture through the eyes of Mu Naw from Myanmar, and Hasna from Syria. Mu Naw arrived in 2007; Hasna in 2016, both as refugees and both unwittingly arriving as America is arguing the depth and breadth of immigration. Author Jessica Goudeau employs a storytelling tactic called “narrative non-fiction,” derived from immersive reporting but containing scene-setting the author may not have witnessed. For example, one chapter concludes with “Then she snapped the towel once briskly and laid it over the wooden dowel to dry.” That came not from direct observation but from hundreds of...
    The National Woman’s Party (NWP) was a suffrage organization that emphasized civil disobedience and direct action in its fight for the right to vote. St. Paul nurse Sarah Colvin established its Minnesota chapter in 1916. Though its forceful approach frustrated some, the NWP lent a transformative sense of urgency and focus to Minnesota’s suffrage movement. The National Woman’s Party (NWP) was founded in 1916 by Quaker women’s rights activist Alice Paul. After proving too extreme for the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), Paul broke away to create her own group. She modeled its philosophy around the militant tactics of suffragists she met while studying in England, where they were called suffragettes. In Minnesota, suffrage supporters encountered similar tensions. More...
    The Trump administration has escalated its threats to ban Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat within the US, issuing executive orders last week sanctioning them. The orders will ban “transactions” between US entities and the parent companies of TikTok and WeChat (respectively ByteDance and Tencent). They leave a lot of unanswered questions, but they’re a threatening development for the companies, thanks to presidents’ broad sanctions powers. On August 6th, Trump declared TikTok and WeChat a “national emergency” because of real — but also politically convenient — privacy and security concerns. He invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), which lets him ban transactions between US and foreign entities. This requires less evidence of wrongdoing than putting ByteDance on...
    TIKTOK could sue the US Government as soon as Tuesday in a desperate bid to avoid being banned. The lawsuit would challenge President Donald Trump's executive order that will see TikTok snapped up by a US company – or banned from the states indefinitely.  5TikTok could file a lawsuit against the US Government in daysCredit: AFP Several tech companies have been linked to a TikTok buy-out, including Microsoft, Apple and Twitter. But if a deal can't be struck in the next few weeks, TikTok faces being outlawed in the USA. According to NPR, TikTok may file a federal lawsuit challenging Trump's order this week. The suit is expected to be filed in the US District Court for the Southern District...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump opened the door on Sunday to allowing some unemployed Americans to get enhanced unemployment benefits even if the states in which they live won't pay part of the costs.Under the memorandum Trump signed Saturday, the additional benefit of $400 per week would only be available to people living in states that agree to administer the program and pay 25% (or $100) of the cost. That initiative was criticized by several governors because of how financially strapped many states are due to the coronavirus.Trump said Sunday it was possible that the federal government could pick up the entire cost if governors make a request. Breaking down the executive actions Trump signed on coronavirus relief "We have a system...
    Panama, Aug 9 (EFE) .- Panamanian authorities found this Sunday the lifeless bodies of ten people who were dragged by a swollen river in the west of the country and are looking for three others who remain missing. “Our @SENANPanama team recovered 10 dead bodies and we are still looking for 3 more people,” reported the president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, through Twitter, and expressed his “condolences to the entire family and community” for this tragedy. According to information from the local media, the thirteen people were sleeping in their home, located very close to the Bejuco river, when they were swept away by a flood of the flow. Until now, no details have been given on the identity and...
    (CNN)With Joe Biden expected to formally announce his vice presidential pick this week, I'm breaking format to bring you the five women most likely to be his choice. These picks are based on conversations with knowledgeable sources, reporting and just some educated guesswork. Enjoy! California Rep. Karen Bass5. Karen Bass: It's uniquely possible that had Biden made the pick 10 days ago, this California congresswoman (and former speaker of the California Assembly) would have been the choice.But the last 10 days have not been good to Bass. Her attempts to clean up her comments praising former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro were shaky. Ditto how she explained her attendance (and words of praise) at the opening of the a Scientology church...
    A flash flood warning was issued for St. Louis and nearby areas on Sunday morning due to heavy rains. “Flash Flood Warning including Saint Louis MO, Oakville MO, University City MO until 8:45 AM CDT,” tweeted the National Weather Service St. Louis early Sunday. On its website, the National Weather Service noted that “heavy rain and thunderstorms may produce flooding across the Mid Mississippi Valley and in the St. Louis metro region.” TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS FLOODING SWEEPS PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN AWAY IN HER CAR Strong to severe thunderstorms are also expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley, according to the National Weather Service. File photo - This aerial view shows the Gateway Arch near the Mississippi River in St Louis, Missouri, on October...
    iStock/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Polls can be a finicky thing. They’re not “fake,” as President Donald Trump regularly suggests, but you also shouldn’t go crazy every time you see one, like that one dog on your block who yaps anytime someone comes within 50 feet of their door. But if you are going to read polls, there are some basics to know. If you’re trying to figure out the state of play, two polls are better than one poll, and three polls are better than two. By the same token, if you poll the same race enough times, you’re likely to come up with some notable outliers now and then....
              An all new LIVE STREAM of War Room: Pandemic starts at 9 a.m. Central Time on Saturday. Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon began the daily War Room: Pandemic radio show and podcast on January 25, when news of the virus was just beginning to leak out of China around the Lunar New Year. Bannon and co-hosts bring listeners exclusive analysis and breaking updates from top medical, public health, economic, national security, supply chain and geopolitical experts weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon ET. The show’s broadcast partners are America’s Voice News, the John Fredericks Radio Network, Salem Media Group, and Newsmax TV and the podcast is available on Apple,...
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — It’s a SummerFest Friday and it’s also National Lighthouse Day. On the East Coast, there are a number of these towering structures that provide some breathtaking views, including some famous spots down the shore. The Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City has put together a fun way for people to celebrate the day virtually. At 171-feet tall, it’s the third-tallest lighthouse in the country. That’s almost 17 stories and the climb takes 228 steps. It’s a small price to pay to go on one amazing journey. Watch the video for more.
    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX – Padre Island National Seashore officials announced Friday that crews are rebuilding and replacing materials damaged by Hurricane Hanna and they expect to have the park reopen in the next week or two. The county reported that residents in neighboring cities were left without power after the storm made landfall in the Gulf of Texas. Cleanup crews are installing mobi-mats and are working on the dock, according to officials. Yesterday, we had a crew out at the boat ramp installing mobi-mats and working on the dock. Mobi-mats provide traction...Posted by Padre Island National Seashore on Friday, August 7, 2020From July 22- 27, the county reported that Hurricane Hanna brought up to 11 inches of rainfall in some...
    Today is National CBD Day, and while we all know these holidays are made up, we enjoy them anyway. Here at Scouted, we cover a whole slew of products—CBD being one of the newest. And over the course of testing multiple kinds of CBD products, we’ve found our favorites that we think you should invest in. The Flight
    (CNN)If you're being confronted by a bear, there's a few things you should know before running away.As people across the country visiting parks and taking trips to the mountains find themselves in terrifying encounters with bears, the National Park Service (NPS) has offered a few tips on what to do if you're face-to-face with the furry beasts.The first tip? "Please don't run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself," the NPS joked in a Facebook post Wednesday.⁣⁣The best thing to do to safely remove yourself from a bear confrontation is move away slowly and sideways so you can keep an eye on the bear without tripping. Bears are not threatened when you move sideways,...
    During an interview at the 2020 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention released on Wednesday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden stated that if Congressional Republicans “are as obstreperous as is expected, we’d have to get rid of the filibuster.” And “if there’s no way to move, other than getting rid of the filibuster, that’s what we’ll do.” Biden said that he doesn’t think he’ll need to abolish the filibuster to pass legislation on the Voting Rights Act. He also predicted that after the 2020 election, Republicans will vote differently than how they have voted during the Trump presidency. Biden also argued that it is possible to get...
    (CNN)New York Attorney General Letitia James announced she will attempt to dissolve the National Rifle Association, accusing its senior leadership of violating laws governing non-profit groups, using millions from the organization's reserves for personal use and tax fraud. In a news release Thursday morning, James, a Democrat, alleged that current and former NRA leadership "instituted a culture of self-dealing mismanagement" benefiting themselves, family, friends and favored vendors, leading the organization to lose more than $63 million in three years. "The NRA's influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets," James said in the news release Read More James' office filed the suit Thursday morning in...
    New York State Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday took action to disband the National Rifle Association following an 18-month investigation that found the gun-rights group is “fraught with fraud and abuse.” “The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” James said in a statement. “The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law.”Pilar [email protected]@thedailybeast.comGot a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here.
    New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) on Thursday announced a lawsuit that aims to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA), the powerful pro-gun interest group. Developing Tags New York NRA
    Former Vice President Joe Biden remarked in an interview released Thursday that “unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community.” Biden was addressing the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention. Portions of the interview were aired Wednesday, and the full video was streamed Thursday. National Public Radio’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden about whether he would stop the deportation of Cubans. “I’m going to look at every single country in the world … this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back,” Biden  said, promising to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program on his first day in office — one of several such...
    (CBSLA)- LeBron James told reporters Wednesday night that the NBA won’t miss the viewership of President Donald Trump. The comments came in response to President Trump’s interview with Fox News on Wednesday morning where he said that he finds it “disgraceful” when athletes kneel during the national anthem and that he just turns off the game when it happens. James was asked about those comments following the LA’s Wednesday night loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He said that he doesn’t believe the basketball community will miss the viewership. “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game,” said James. “And that’s all I got to say.” Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc...
    Morelia (Mexico), Aug 6 (EFE) .- A base of the National Guard of Mexico in the western state of Michoacán was attacked on Wednesday by hitmen supported by sympathizers of a criminal group, official sources reported. The hired killers and supporters of the so-called Nueva Familia Michoacana arrived in about 50 vans at the National Guard base in La Ruana, a town in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlán, the birthplace of the self-defense groups in Michoacán. The criminals knocked down an access gate and entered the building taking advantage of the absence of the agents, who were carrying out an operation in another point of the Tierra Caliente region, internal sources of the National Guard said. The attackers burned mattresses...
    Golf fans will have to wait a little longer this year to experience “a tradition unlike any other.” The Masters Tournament, originally slated to take place April 9-12 as the first major of the 2019-20 PGA Tour, will now take place much, much later in the season as the third and final major championship of the season. The change in date was necessitated, of course, by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: The Augusta National Golf Club announced the decision on March 13 as the sports world rushed to adjust to the coronavirus. MORE: New dates for golf majors in 2020 Silver lining: We still have a chance to watch the revered tournament, which was merely postponed instead of...
    Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James hit back at Donald Trump on Wednesday after the president branded NBA stars who kneel during the national anthem "disgraceful." The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player rebuked Mr. Trump's comments in the aftermath of a 105-86 loss to Oklahoma City in the Orlando bubble as the league restarts following a four-month COVID-19 shutdown. James smiled when asked about Mr. Trump's comments that he did more for the black community than any president except maybe Abraham Lincoln, who freed slaves in the 19th Century. "Trying to make me laugh right now? I appreciate that," James said. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Mr. Trump told Fox News he turns away when he sees...
    New York prosecutors were able to obtain Donald Trump's financial records from Deutche Bank last year, it has been revealed, as the state's attorney general plans a mysterious major announcement on Thursday.   The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance sent a subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank as part of its investigation into Trump´s business dealings, the New York Times reported Wednesday, citing four people familiar with the inquiry. The bank complied with the subpoena, turning over records including financial statements Trump gave the bank when he was borrowing money, two of those people told the Times. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, also subpoenaed the bank for records related to Trump last year following Michael...
    The 2019 Night Out for Safety and Liberation in Oakland, hosted by the Ella Baker Center, included free haircuts for kids, bike repair, and live performances. Each year, organizations across the country host events to reimagine what safety looks like. We must recognize that our safety is tied to each other By Zach Norris, executive director of the Ella Baker Center and author of We Keep Us Safe On the first Tuesday in August every year since 1984, neighbors have gathered with other neighbors, with the police, and with elected officials to reclaim neighborhood safety. According to the National Night Out website, 38 million people have been affiliated with these events through the years. But this year, that number will be...
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE said Wednesday that he wants to “get police more money” to handle the “God awful problems” they face in the line of duty. Biden addressed calls to defund the police while speaking at a virtual fundraiser hosted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsAtlanta mayor rips Trump over John Lewis comments: 'He doesn't care anything about the history of this country' Atlanta mayor: 'As a mother of four children I do not trust this...
    President Trump called Black Lives Matter a 'Marxist group', questioned its credibility and made fun of athletes for taking a knee in a rambling interview with Fox and Friends on Wednesday. The president phoned into his favorite morning show to discuss the anti-police brutality movement and how it had affected sport around the country.  He also said that no other president had done more for the black community than he had, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln.  'Black Lives Matter, when did it start? Marching down the street screaming "pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,"' Trump said in reference to a single 2015 protest in Minneapolis which sparked tensions in the town.  Scroll down for video  The...
    Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma Sooners. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Oklahoma football will only win a national title if its defense consistently rises to the occasion. The offense for Oklahoma football has fun to watch under Lincoln Riley but the defense has been the programs Achilles heel. Defense wins championships is a popular cliche for a reason. The Sooners’ defense has to reach new heights and be able to dominate top tier competition in order for the Sooners to call themselves national champions. Oklahoma football has been widely celebrated as a top-tier program because it has been able to attract and cultivate Heisman Trophy winners and former national champions at the quarterback position. A national championship-winning team hasn’t come from...
    The Secret Service claim that officers had been "informed that a person known to have driven the vehicle was wanted by the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department in connection with several felonies, and was designated as 'armed and dangerous.'" MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Two Black women were handcuffed by Secret Service last week after they were misidentified by officers. The women, India Johnson and Yasmeen Winston, told FOX 5 DC that they were parking their car when the Secret Service smashed into their vehicle and handcuffed them for about an hour while their infants were still in the car.  The mothers and DC officials are demanding answers for the altercation.  In a statement to FOX 5 DC,...
    Los Angeles, Aug 5 (EFE) .- The Cherry Valley forest fire, a residential area east of Los Angeles, which has already burned more than 11,000 hectares, had a human origin, confirmed the local authorities of California (USA) on Wednesday. ). This was confirmed by the San Bernardino National Forest Unit in its latest update on the evolution of the fire, which has been contained in 30% of its extent and it is estimated that it will not be fully suffocated until next August 17. Specifically, the malfunction of the exhaust pipe of a diesel vehicle was the origin of this fire, known in the USA as the “Apple Fire”, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL...
    Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Getty Images WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of the speakers scheduled to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention later this month will not travel to Milwaukee in person for their speeches, convention organizers announced Wednesday.  Citing the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said the speakers will avoid Milwaukee "in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention's production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others." The announcement came as both Democratic and Republican convention committees scramble this week to make final arrangements for...
    PRESIDENT Trump said he will "probably" give his Republican National Convention speech from the White House due to coronavirus. Trump told Fox & Friends on Wednesday that he thinks his speech will likely be given from Washington D.C., after he canceled the GOP convention in Florida. 7President Trump said he will 'probably' give his RNC speech at The White HouseCredit: The Mega Agency 7Trump after giving his acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC in Cleveland, OhioCredit: Reuters "I’ll probably do mine live from the White House," Trump said of his speech for the Republican nomination. "The easiest, least expensive would be from the White House," he added. He said "from the standpoint of security," the White House seems like the...
    Kris Kobach poses with presidenti-elect Donald Trump at the Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster Township, New Jersey on November 20, 2016.Peter Foley/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Kris Kobach spent the final days of his primary campaign denying that he’s racist. “If I’m a white nationalist, I’m not a very good one,” Kansas’ notorious Republican Senate candidate said at his closing events. In fact, this statement is entirely true. Kobach has the record of a white nationalist, just one who has repeatedly bungled his agenda.  The reason Kobach found himself fending off questions about white nationalism is because his fellow Republicans accused him of having ties to white nationalists...
    The Los Angeles Lakers kneel during the national anthem before a game. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters NBA teams have been kneeling during the national anthem before games in the bubble. Several players have compared the gesture to George Floyd's death, noting they're only kneeling for a fraction of the time that a police officer kneeled on Floyd's neck. While in the NBA's bubble, players have tried to keep the focus on social justice reform and racial inequality. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Even as the 2019-20 NBA season resumed in a bubble, players expressed a desire to keep the focus on social justice reform and Black Lives Matter. Through the first few days of games,...
    Two black bears have been killed and another two injured after being hit by cars in Yosemite National Park in the last three weeks alone, after park closures during coronavirus lockdowns led wildlife to freely roam the roads in recent months.  Rangers are begging visitors to California's sprawling park to slow down after the four bears were struck by vehicles leaving at least two of the creatures dead.   The two other bears were seriously injured after vehicles speeding faster than the 25 mph limit plowed into them, according to the National Park Service's Bear Team Blog.  The wounded wild animals were seen limping off into the woodland and their conditions are currently unknown.   'We will never know the severity of their...
    (CNN)As the Trump administration's coronavirus testing czar, Admiral Brett Giroir has repeatedly said the federal government is doing everything possible to address the country's unmet demand for tests and timelier results. "If there is a stone that needs to be turned that is left unturned," Giroir said on CNN's "State of the Union" on July 26, "you tell me what it is." Covid-19 testing: A spike in demand, a delay on resultsCNN asked more than 20 public health and lab industry sources whether Giroir and the administration were doing all they could to fix the country's testing problems and there was an overwhelming consensus: No. What's most needed, they said, was for the federal government to seize a larger leadership...
    Hot objects from vehicle tailpipe caused 26,850-acre Apple Fire in California, authorities say Beyond Meats U.S. grocery sales nearly triple, offsetting restaurant losses The National Aquarium Welcomes Baby Bird Named Spaghetti to Their Pasta-Themed Puffin Pack There’s a new member of the pasta-themed puffin family at Baltimore’s National Aquarium. © Provided by People Spaghetti the puffin The baby puffin, named Spaghetti, hatched on July 18 and joins siblings Penne, Ziti, Gnocchi, Ravioli, and Macaroni, all of whom are currently on exhibit. "Spaghetti has remained in the burrow since hatching on July 18, receiving food from parents Vigo and Staypuft and growing to full size," a Facebook post from the Aquarium reads. "In their natural habitat, pufflings spend six weeks...
              BRENTWOOD, Tennessee – The Star News Education Foundation announced Wednesday the first ever National Constitution Bee competition will take place on Saturday, October 24 in Brentwood, Tennessee, where the Grand Champion will be awarded an unprecedented education scholarship of $25,000. In addition to the announcement, organizers have launched a new website, GuidetotheConstitution.org, where Bee contestants may review the new podcast series of the groundbreaking book, The Guide to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for Secondary Students. All secondary school students in the country currently enrolled in grades 8 through 12 and can register online for the competition here at www.nationalconstitutionbee.org. Originally, the 2020 National Constitution Bee was to be held in...
    Savannah Rychcik August 4, 2020 0 Comments The White House is welcoming U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien back after he has made a full recovery from the coronavirus. National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot released a statement confirming O’Brien’s return. “The National Security Advisor has already met with the President, who warmly welcomed him back to the West Wing. He has been cleared by doctors after two negative tests for the virus, and has been asymptomatic for over a week,” Ullyot said. He added, “His return to duties at the White House is consistent with CDC guidelines and White House Medical Unit advice.” The White House confirmed in a statement on July 27 O’Brien tested positive for the coronavirus,...
    Actor Edward Norton has declared that the electoral college is “deeply rooted” in racism and slavery, arguing that America should have started using a national popular vote system 200 years ago. Norton, a Democrat activist who produced an Emmy-winning Obama documentary in 2009, made the comments in reference to an opinion piece in The New York Times, which claims resistance to eliminating the electoral college “has long been connected to the idea of white supremacy.” According to the article by Professor Alexander Keyssar, it is “no secret that slavery played a role in the original design of our presidential election system” as it gives “white Southerners disproportionate influence in the choice of presidents, an edge that could and did affect the outcome of elections.” “All Americans...
    Microsoft has six weeks to close one of the strangest deals in tech industry history. On Sunday, the company publicly announced it was in talks with President Trump to buy portions of TikTok from its Chinese parent company ByteDance. For months, Trump has been raising national security concerns about TikTok, even threatening to ban the app, and now he’s presenting a sale to Microsoft as a last chance effort to save it. If the deal goes through, it would give Microsoft a new vantage on social networks and solve a variety of US national security concerns around TikTok’s newfound popularity. But there’s a problem at the heart of the deal that no one on either side has addressed — and...
    WASHINGTON —  Los Angeles Rep. Karen Bass is an unlikely contender for vice president. The five-term congresswoman has never run for statewide office, much less a national one; she hasn’t faced a tough reelection race in her comfortably liberal district. Until recently, Bass was scarcely known outside California. And if the 66-year-old leader of the Congressional Black Caucus harbored further political ambitions, she didn’t share them, friends and colleagues say. Bass catapulted onto Joe Biden’s short list for a running mate thanks largely to her pragmatism and unassuming style, which have earned the respect of progressives, moderate Democrats and even some Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield). But for a Biden campaign looking to “do...
    The race to the 2020 NBA playoffs continues Tuesday, Aug. 4, with six “seeding games” on the league’s restart schedule. A total of 13 NBA teams have already clinched playoff berths, but there is still much to be decided down the stretch. The seedings are far from finalized, and the final postseason spot in the Western Conference could come down to a play-in tournament. It will certainly be an exciting sprint to the finish line. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about watching the NBA’s restart, including tipoff times and TV channels for the national broadcasts. MORE: Watch select NBA games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) NBA games today Here’s the full schedule for today’s NBA games. Check out...
    Murcia, Aug 4 (EFE) .- A man has turned himself in to the Civil Guard in Hellín (Albacete) after the stabbed death of his 68-year-old father in Murcia, and he was transferred at noon on Tuesday to dependencies. Police from the Murcian capital, police sources have informed EFE. The events occurred early in the morning at the portal of the building where the victim lived, on Calle Infanta Cristina in Murcia, an area adjacent to Juan Carlos I Avenue, entrance to the capital. According to the National Police, the wife of the deceased found the lifeless body of her husband and notified the emergency services, whose health personnel could only certify death. The National Police deployed teams from the homicide...
    TikTok : Hong Kong (. Business) – TikTok, the viral short video app with which millions of teens post skits with background music, is facing a growing backlash in the United States. US lawmakers from both parties warn that the application could pose a national security risk, and are calling on regulators and intelligence agencies to investigate TikTok ties to China. Senators Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton want the U.S. intelligence community to assess the national security risks of TikTok and other Chinese-owned platforms, and said in a statement Thursday that such apps could be used to spy on American citizens or become on foreign influence campaign targets like the Russian meddling campaign to influence the...
    Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Isaias has made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Four NHL players kneeled during the national anthem Monday night prior to the Dallas Stars playing the Vegas Golden Knights. According to Mike Leslie, Stars players Tyler Seguin and Jason Dickinson and Vegas players Ryan Reaves and Robin Lehner all took a knee during the anthem. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch a video of their kneeling below. Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin, Jason Dickinson took a knee tonight during the national anthem, in support of racial equality. They were joined on a knee buy two Vegas Golden Knights, Ryan Reaves and Robin Lehner.pic.twitter.com/y6f91IgKEP — Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) August 3, 2020 Congrats, everyone. We’ve officially done it! All the major sports leagues...
    Investigators are still searching for a California mom who went missing after she set out on a 'pandemic road trip' to Joshua Tree National Park.  Mother-of-one Erika Lloyd, 37, was last seen leaving her home in Walnut Creek on June 14, setting off on a seven-hour journey to her destination.  Lloyd's parents last heard from their daughter on June 16 - the same day her black Honda Accord was found damaged and abandoned at the edge of the Joshua Tree National Park, near the town of Twentynine Palms.  Mother-of-one Erika Lloyd, 37, was last seen leaving her home in Walnut Creek on June 14, intending to drive seven hours southeast to Joshua Tree National Park Lloyd's lack Honda Accord...
    As one of the main references of streaming entertainment services, Netflix is ​​constantly updated to offer improvements to its users. In this sense, the next great novelty is aimed at improving the accessibility and responds to one of the most desired requests, by users and developers. As announced by the company, a feature that will allow users to control the playback speed of TV shows and movies, It has been developing for a while and since this week it will spread widely, first among Android users and later to iOS users. This is the next novelty on Netflix Netflix has confirmed that playback speed controls are coming to the platform, allowing Netflix viewers to adjust content at 0.5x, 0.75x, 1.25x...
    Roger Sollenberger August 3, 2020 9:46PM (UTC) The Republican National Committee (RNC) is promoting a new book written by Fox News host Sean Hannity — and offering signed copies as an incentive for political donations. The book, titled "Live Free or Die," does not go on sale until later this month. However, an email sent from an RNC HQ address over the weekend suggests that the committee will make a bulk pre-order — if it has not already done so. : "It won't be available until later this month," the email says. "But because you're a TOP supporter, we're giving you PRIORITY-ACCESS so that you can get your copy FIRST." The bonus kicks in at a $75 starting price point, and the email suggests that...