- The video, taken in the coastal city of Sinop, showed a narrow column of smoke headed high into the blue sky. In recent days Turkey had issued notices restricting air space and waters off the coastal area to allow firing tests.A U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Turkey had tested the S-400 system on Friday but did not provide details. Tests of the S-400s, if verified, could stoke tensions between Turkey and the United States, which sharply opposed Ankara's purchase
- Only ten presidents have failed to win re-election
- via nydailynews.comMaki made it. A 21-year-old lemur that went missing from the San Francisco Zoo earlier this week has been found safe and returned home - thanks to the attentive eyes of a 5-year-old boy. On Wednesday, San Francisco police released a statement saying that Maki, a ring-tailed male lemur, had been removed from its habitat and was missing. "Officers arrived on scene and discovered forced entry to ...
- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that she would probably talk to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over the weekend for the latest round of negotiations on coronavirus relief."As soon as I get it, which I haven't gotten yet, then we will talk about it, probably on Sunday," she added.
- Joe Biden’s campaign has been adamant that they’ve followed coronavirus mitigation efforts for months and that they’ve been transparent with reporters, in contrast to the Trump administration.
Trump's campaign team doesn't see a path to victory without North Carolina, and they're not entirely wrongLosing North Carolina on Nov. 3 wouldn't bode well for Trump because it'd mean he likely didn't deliver in other battleground states either, experts say.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta — a reversal of a previous federal report that said the project would hurt wetlands.Conservation groups have said, though, that the proposal to build huge pumps at the confluence of the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers would be harmful and expensive.Prominent Mississippi politicians have be
- Ohio election facilities cannot bar maskless voters from casting their ballots, Governor Mike DeWine said on Thursday, even in light of a statewide mandate requiring masks in public places.Poll workers and elections officials will have to accommodate voters who refuse to wear a face covering, with voters being offered masks onsite and curbside voting options for those who refuse.“We get into other very serious constitutional issues if we would say we would deny you the right to vote if you
- Gary Pendleton, a 73-year-old former state lawmaker, said he had pushed an early voting official who he says blocked his pathway to enter a polling site.
- “The law is very, very clear that they cannot deport someone in the middle of their immigration court proceedings," the 29-year-old man's attorney said.
- Apple's iPhone 12 comes with many upgrades, like 5G, a new design, and compatibility with new MagSafe chargers. But it's still missing key features.
- Stickers are nearly as important as GIFs when it comes to modern messaging services, so it’s no surprise that Discord has added them. The company announced the change today, citing its desire to give users the things they want most as the catalyst for this change. The new Stickers feature began as an employee Hack Week project last year, according … Continue reading
- According to the pros, you should always order fresh ravioli and gnocchi from restaurants but you should skip the lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs.
- Republicans strategists warn that a trailing Trump needs to stick to the script in the final stretch before Election Day
- Interested in buying one of Apple's new phones? Preorders for the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are now underway. Both come standard with the hardware needed to connect to 5G networks. They also have a ne...
- The president rarely holds back an insult, but reserves special scorn for Black women, a new ad argues
- The Biden campaign says an alleged meeting between a Ukrainian business partner of Hunter Biden and his then-VP father never happened
- Investors are pushing up shares of gun-makers Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger as Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads in the polls ahead of the November election… And a presidential victory for Biden and running-mate Kamala Harris, both who favor tighter gun regulations, is likely to keep that rally going, according to analysts. Biden has promised to prohibit the sale of military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, similar to a ban that expired in 2004.... And promised to requir
- Major pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, plan to start offering rapid Covid-19 tests in the coming weeks.
- Law officers in the Florida Keys arrested a Wellington man on drugs and weapons charges Friday morning after they say a traffic stop turned up drugs and a gun.
Biden slams Trump for failing to condemn would-be kidnapping plot on Michigan governor: ‘Sort of behaviour you’d expect from Isis’At a speech in Michigan billed as remarks about the Affordable Care Act, Joe Biden paid tribute to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, following the recent discovery of the plot to kidnap her.“There is not a better governor in the United States of America than Gretchen Whitmer,” he said.
- Deja Stallings says she was just trying to protect a friend when she was arrested during a demonstration in Kansas City, Missouri two weeks ago.During the arrest, Stallings was thrown to the ground and kneed in the back by a police officer who remains on the job.
- “We will not hesitate to prosecute the smartest guys in the room," federal prosecutors said.
- via politico.comThe panel is looking to compel the chiefs of Facebook and Twitter to testify on allegations of bias.
- Dianne Feinstein stood up to a group of preteen climate activists with more verve and vitriol than she brought to the Amy Coney Barrett hearings.
- The virtual hearing was unclassified and featured testimony from non-government experts about the risks posed by the rapid expansion of the QAnon conspiracy theory and the role of elected officials, including President Trump, in spreading unverified rumors.
- The agreement could be worth about $300 million.
- via sun-sentinel.comFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - After voting to rehire the Boca Raton principal whose controversial comments about the Holocaust generated national headlines, the Palm Beach County School Board might walk back that decision. Last week, the school board voted 4-3 to rehire former Spanish River Principal William Latson after an administrative law judge ruled in August the school district failed to prove ...
- "He cannot solve the nation’s pressing problems, because he is the nation’s most pressing problem"
- The United States on Friday condemned NATO ally Turkey after it reportedly carried out its first test of a highly advanced Russian air defence system in defiance of US warnings.
- The town hall was for undecided voters, but the Nodding Lady ran as for Congress as a pro-Trump independent
- ‘The most powerful man in the world came after our family’
- U.S. Attorney General William Barr expressed confidence on Friday that the Trump administration's law enforcement commission will publish its report on police reform soon, even though a federal judge temporarily blocked the work of the commission earlier this month.Barr unveiled the policing commission in January following an executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump.
- The new iPhone 12 doesn't come with a wall charger or headphones. Here are the accessories you need if you plan to get the smartphone.
- Marvel’s Avengers seems to have lost much of the momentum it had leading up to launch, and now Crystal Dynamics has unveiled a new plan to get the game back on track. Unfortunately, this has some bad news for the release of Kate Bishop and the launch of the next-gen versions of this game, as both have been delayed past … Continue reading
- Snakeheads are an invasive fish that have made themselves at home in South Florida’s freshwater lakes and canals.
- Spotify has announced a new offering for the creators who publish their shows on its platform: the ability to include full songs in their shows. The new feature is built upon Spotify’s existing music library and licensing deals with record labels, enabling podcast creators to include songs in their shows that listeners can readily access using the Spotify app. Podcasting … Continue reading
- Republican Senate candidate John James of Michigan positioned himself as a hawk on China in a call with reporters on Friday, pitching proposals to return jobs to Michigan that have been lost to Chinese and other foreign markets.James, a West Point graduate who served in the Iraq War, was joined on the call by Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.). A fellow army veteran and China hawk, Cotton is scheduled to make campaign stops with James in western Michigan."Michigan's manufacturing is critical to keepi
Trump's national security adviser pushes back at top general, says troops won't be home by ChristmasO’Brien’s comments Friday were not the first time he has said the United States would draw down its forces in Afghanistan to 2,500 by January.
Coronavirus social bubbles might pop this winter. Here's why small gatherings aren't as safe as you may think.The combination of cold weather, holiday cheer, and pandemic fatigue can spell trouble for even the most carefully curated bubbles.
- The space station has two oxygen-supply systems, so for now, crew members are safe, according to Roscosmos.
- North Dakota authorities are still searching for a 47-year-old mother who went missing nearly two weeks ago after leaving a small gathering on foot—and family members believe her disappearance may be tied to a love triangle.Anne Fitzsimonds, 47, walked away from the party at a farmstead in rural Petersburg—at least 26 miles away from her Inkster home—around 1:30 a.m on Oct. 4. She was wearing only a leather jacket, jeans, and cowboy boots, despite the frigid temperature, which
- Seven Chicago police officers have been suspended for their roles the night then-Superintendent Eddie Johnson was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV after having several drinks at a bar, according to a report by the city's inspector general released Friday.Superintendent David Brown decided to suspend two probationary officers for one day each, two other officers for seven days, a sergeant for 14 days, a lieutenant for 21 days and a commander for 28 days, according to Inspector General Jos
- Officials in the state report some hospitals have already reached 90 percent capacity in their intensive care units.
- Eight passengers who sailed on Costa Cruises' Costa Diadema in Italy have tested positive for COVID-19.
- The U.S. Treasury Department encouraged banks to prioritize existing customers when dishing out Paycheck Protection Program pandemic loans, disadvantaging smaller businesses against the intent of lawmakers, a Congressional panel said on Friday."The Trump Administration and many big banks failed to prioritize small businesses in underserved markets, including minority and women-owned businesses," the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis wrote in its report.
- After spending over two decades in federal prison for a minor crime, a Black man in Louisiana is released from custody.According to The Advocate, Fair Wayne Bryant was sentenced to life in prison for the attempted theft of pair of hedge clippers in 1997.The parole board decided to grant his release only a few months after the state Supreme Court denied a request to review Bryant’s sentence, which he argued was excessive and unconstitutional the report detailed.
Attorneys for the so-called Wolverine Watchmen group said they're just guys who like to 'play guns in the woods.' Evidence shows their plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was more serious than that.FBI Special Agent Special Agent Richard J. Trask II testified that the men had gotten into cars on several occasions to case the governor's home.
- The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander and his wife cut short a vacation to Greece on Friday after coming under criticism for travelling during the coronavirus pandemic."We see the reactions by people to reports in the media," Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima said in a statement published by the Royal House late on Friday."This is unwise and incomprehensible," the ANP news agency quoted lawmaker Joost Sneller of the D-66 party, one of the coalition partners in Prime Minister Mark Rutte
- The number of COVID-19 cases reported in the United States has surpassed eight million, according to Johns Hopkins University.The U.S. has seen a rising number of new daily coronavirus infections with a one-week average of more than 53,000 cases a day, an increase of over 55 percent in about a month, CNN reports.New COVID-19 cases have been rising over the past two weeks in 41 states, with nine states reporting about the same number of cases during that time and none experiencing a decline, The
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