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    Air Quality Alert Issued Through 3:00 p.m. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Friday will be another comfortable day with highs nearing 70 degrees and morning lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions | School Delays & Closings | Local Radar | Weather App | Photos The pleasant weather is expected to last over the next couple of days with highs in the mid-to-low 70s over the weekend. The next rain chance comes on Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. Tuesday could also see a record high set with the forecast high for the day coming in at 74 and the record for the day 73. Stay up to date with the KDKA app, which you can download here.
    STATES have only so much time to count the votes as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battle it out for the presidency. Complete counting of the votes is likely to take several weeks. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 3Monroe County municipal workers count ballots as vote counting in the general election continues on Nov. 5, 2020, in Stroudsburg, PennsylvaniaCredit: AP:Associated Press Who is winning the election? Joe Biden said he and running mate Kamala Harris will win the election once all votes are counted. Biden has 253 electoral votes as of the evening of November 5, compared to 214 for the incumbent Trump. That leaves Biden just 17 electoral votes short of the ultimate prize: the White House. Nevada, Georgia, and Pennsylvania are among the crucial remaining states that are up for grabs. 3Donald Trump is trailing...
    Police are hunting a missing teen mom and her eight-day-old baby boy after they were last seen out for a walk in Georgia Wednesday.  Alyssa Nicole Ward, 17, and her newborn son Elijah have not been heard from since around 11:40am. They were seen on McDonald Drive in Rossville.  Catoosa County Sheriff's Office posted about the incident online, describing the new mom as a 'runaway juvenile'.  In their post police wrote: 'Please assist the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office with locating Alyssa Nicole Ward and her baby boy.' Alyssa Nicole Ward, 17, and her newborn son Elijah were last seen Wednesday The mother and son had been out for a walk on McDonald Drive in Rossville, police said Catoosa County Sheriff's Office described the new mom as a 'runaway juvenile' Ward is described as a white female with blonde, red hair and blue eyes.  She is 5 foot 2 inches tall...
    Less than a week after "Fall Back," or the end of Daylight Saving Time on the first day of November, it will feel a lot like more spring. A strong area of high pressure will cause the jet stream to move into Canada, a position normally reserved for summer, according to AccuWeather. As a result, we'll see an unseasonably warm weather pattern that will result in the spring fling into next week. Here's a day-by-day look at what to expect. Thursday, Nov. 5: Mostly sunny with calm wind and high temperature in the mid 60s. It will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog overnight and a low temperature in the 50s. Friday, Nov. 6: The patchy fog will remain until around 9 a.m., followed by mostly cloudy skies through late morning, and then gradual clearing. The high temperature will again be in the mid 60s. It will be clear...
    A WOMAN who died of breast cancer at the age of 37 penned a letter to her younger self on her final day in the hope it will encourage others to live their lives to the fullest. Australian Army captain Ruth Hunt was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer when she was 34 and sadly passed away earlier this month. 2Ruth Hunt, 37, passed away after a four year battle with breast cancer this monthCredit: ruthekhunt/Instagram Despite being diagnosed with the life-changing illness in 2016, Ruth won five gold medals for Australia in the United States Air Force Warrior Games two years ago. She also represented her country at the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games where she met Prince Harry. On her last day, Ruth bravely wrote a letter to her younger self - which was published by 7News - with all the life lessons she's learnt from having cancer. Ruth's...
    A 93-year-old Alabama woman who has worked every Election Day since 1963 says this will be her last. Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker works at a precinct in Birmingham, where she is the chief inspector. Her remarkable run has lasted 57 years. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proclaimed Tuesday to be Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker Day to celebrate her contributions to the city -- and democracy. “I’m going to vote as long as they let me, as long as I have breath in my body,” Tucker told an appreciative City Council last week. Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker is retiring as an Alabama poll woker this Election Day at age 93. She has worked every Election Day since 1963. (Birmingham City Council) ABSENTEE VOTING HITS RECORD LEVEL IN ALABAMA “I didn’t do it for the recognition,” she said. “I did it because it was right. I want to thank all those who have...
    Bri Teresi’s most recent Instagram share has her fans buzzing for plenty of reasons. The model took to her popular page on November 3 to share a message and remind fans to get out to the polls today. The photo captured the model posed in front of a stainless steel grill. Tall trees surrounded the backyard where she stood, and the sky was filled with a few white clouds. Bri popped her hip to the side to accentuate her curves, and she playfully licked the tip of a bomb pop. She held a grilling tool in her opposite hand and gazed into the camera with her big, brown eyes. Bri ensured that she had her audience’s attention as she rocked a skimpy bikini that left little to the imagination. The garment was inspired by the American flag and was fitting for election day. On her upper-half, Bri wore a traditional...
    Michigan residents are reportedly getting robocalls telling them because of the long lines today, voting hours have been extended until tomorrow. This is false. Today is the last day to vote, period.  xGetting reports of multiple robocalls going to Flint residents that, due to long lines, they should vote tomorrow.Obviously this is FALSE and an effort to suppress the vote. No long lines and today is the last day to vote. Don’t believe the lies! Have your voice heard! RT PLS.— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) November 3, 2020 The city of Flint is approximately 54% Black, so of course these residents are being targeted with misinformation and lies. It is a blatant attempt to suppress the vote in a critical area for Democrats and Joe Biden.  Michigan residents aren’t the only ones being targeted. The Washington Post reports approximately 10 million robocalls have been made ominously warning people to “stay safe and stay home.” Although it...
    Stephen Colbert made a final plea to viewers on Election Day eve — begging them to “dump” “loser” President Donald Trump on November 3. “This is the most high-stakes election of my lifetime — and I include when Ruben Studdard beat Clay Aiken,” Colbert joked, referring to a tense American Idol finale. Despite the big day, the host claimed he was the most relaxed he’d been in months on Monday night. Why? “Because at 11:38 the night before the election, what ya gonna do?” said Colbert. “I think we can officially say we’ve given Donald Trump a chance. Jared, you have 22 minutes to achieve Middle East peace.” “You see, I think everyone has made up their mind—back in 2017, in fact. Have you seen Trump’s approval numbers? That’s flatter than the Black Rock Desert. You could set a land-speed record on 44 percent,” he added. “So, to quote Jim Lovell from Apollo...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS/AP) — On election eve Monday night, President Donald Trump campaigned in Kenosha, Wisconsin, emphasizing “peace and order” as he tries to win the critical battleground state. “We brought law and order to Kenosha,” President Trump said. Polls show Wisconsin is a toss-up. “And with your vote, we will continue to cut your taxes, cut regulations, support our police, support our great military, protect your Second Amendment – it’s under siege, but don’t worry about it,” Mr. Trump said, “unless Sleepy Joe got in, then you can forget about your Second Amendment.” President Trump has returned to Kenosha, where on Sunday, Aug. 23, a white police officer responding to a domestic dispute call shot Jacob Blake – a 29-year-old Black man – in the back at close range, setting off waves of protests, some of which turned destructive. Buildings and cars were set on fire and stores looted....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Early voting locations across the state are open for one final day before Election Day.If you have a mail-in-ballot but haven't submitted it yet, officials recommended you bring it to your polling location and vote in person, or fill it out and drop it off at authorized location. Don't mail it in, unless you have it postmarked by tomorrow at the post office.Voters registered in Chicago can come to the United Center on Tuesday for in-person voting or mail-in ballot drop-off. Already, though, millions in the state have made their voices heard.Early voters lined up Monday outside of the Super Site in the Loop."I just wanted to get the vote in," said voter Chloe Schultz. "I have heard there were long lines."The fast-moving line wrapped around the sidewalk before the doors even opened."Some of my co-workers took a day off to do it, so I made sure...
    (CNN)An eighth grade student from Missouri passed away from complications related to Covid-19, officials in his school district said.Peyton Baumgarth, 13, died over the weekend, Dr. Lori VanLeer, the superintendent of his school system in Washington, said in a statement sent to families in the district. Peyton is the youngest person to pass away from Covid-19 in the state of Missouri according to state records. His last day of school was October 22, and the school was informed he was in quarantine the following Monday, according to VanLeer's statement. "We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and ask that the public respects their privacy," she wrote. "His family deserves nothing less. The family also asks that we all remember to wear masks, wash hands frequently and follow guidelines. COVID-19 is real and they want to remind students and parents to take these precautions in and outside of school."Read MorePeyton's...
    HATBORO, Penn. -- It's been a heated election season and political conversations can get a little tricky.But in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a bakery is adding a little levity by making the race more fun and delicious.MORE: When will we know the winner of the presidential election?EMBED More News Videos When will we know who wins the 2020 election and becomes the next president? It could take days or weeks, depending on how quickly ballots are being counted in a few key battleground states, like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Political cookies have been flying off the shelves at Lochel's Bakery in Hatboro. They feature the name and party colors of each candidate.The bakery tallies the sales like votes in an unofficial, tasty little poll that's now sweeping the nation. But this is an election year and that means everyone's picking their cookie on party lines.For the past three elections, the sugary sales...
    (CNN)The Trump administration took another step to weaken the Affordable Care Act with Election Day looming, approving Georgia's controversial request to make fundamental changes to its Obamacare exchange.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Sunday gave the state permission to stop using the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov, for enrollment in the individual market and shift to a private sector Georgia Access Model, starting in 2023.Supreme Court threat looms over Obamacare open enrollmentState officials argue that the move will give residents access to a broader array of options from web brokers, health insurance companies and agents -- which will have a greater incentive to enroll consumers in coverage. They estimate the waiver will lower premiums and increase enrollment by 25,000 people.Advocates, however, fear that it could shift healthier people to less comprehensive, non-Obamacare plans and leave those with pre-existing conditions facing higher premiums for Affordable Care Act policies. Plus, consumers could...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After almost one week, Monday is the final day for Marylanders to vote early before Tuesday’s election. Polls are open for early voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. As of 4:20 p.m., 86,331 Marylanders had voted early on Monday. 86,331 Marylanders voted early so far today! LAST CHANCE to join them & say #IVotedEarly Voting centers are open until 8p. See all the #VoteEarly info: https://t.co/z3gcjmfJjj You can register & then vote early before 8p. See how: https://t.co/x0oqzF8zTE #MDvotes #UnofficialCount pic.twitter.com/celEWODyz8 — Maryland Elections (@md_sbe) November 2, 2020 Maryland election officials said that anyone voting in-person will need to wear a mask unless he or she has a medical condition or disability where a mask would impede communication. Maryland Voting Guide: How To Cast Your Ballot For The 2020 General Election Eligible voters can cast their ballot at any authorized voting location within their jurisdiction...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin braced Monday for an Election Day unlike any other, with record numbers of votes recorded before polls opened on Tuesday and President Donald Trump planning one last campaign stop as he tries to duplicate his 2016 victory. Voters said they were nervous not only about Election Day, but about what happens next. Polls have consistently shown Democrat Joe Biden ahead in the state that Trump won by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016. Trump has made Wisconsin a focus of his final push, including a stop planned Monday night in Kenosha, while repeatedly refusing to say whether he would agree to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. “I am confident that Biden will win once all the votes are legally counted but absolutely terrified about what President Trump is capable of when it comes to using the courts to rig the election in...
    President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will travel to several states on Monday in final efforts to reach voters just a day before the election. [MORE: Compare candidates and issues in the 2020 Voter Center] The president has a whirlwind schedule on Monday, traveling to five rallies in as many states. He will start his day in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 11:30 a.m. Trump will then travel to Pennsylvania for another rally at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International AIrport at 2 p.m. Several hours later he is scheduled to deliver remarks at another rally in Traverse City, Michigan, at 5 p.m. before traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, for a fourth rally at 7 p.m. local time. Kenosha has been the site of protests and unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an African American man, and the deaths of two demonstrators who were shot during...
    Reuters November 2, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump will hunt for support in four battleground states on Monday while Democratic rival Joe Biden focuses on Pennsylvania and Ohio during the final day of campaigning in their race for the White House. The Republican Trump trails Biden in national opinion polls ahead of Tuesday’s Election Day. But the race is seen as close in enough swing states that Trump could still piece together the 270 votes needed to prevail in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the winner. Trump, aiming to avoid becoming the first incumbent president to lose re-election since fellow Republican George H.W. Bush in 1992, will hold rallies on Monday in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and two in Michigan. He won those states in 2016 against Democrat Hillary Clinton, but polls show Biden is threatening to recapture them for Democrats. Trump will wrap up his...
    By Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt OPA-LOCKA, Fla./WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will hunt for support in four battleground states on Monday while Democratic rival Joe Biden focuses on Pennsylvania and Ohio during the final day of campaigning in their long, bitter race for the White House. The Republican Trump trails Biden in national opinion polls ahead of Tuesday's Election Day. But the race is seen as close in enough swing states that Trump could still piece together the 270 votes needed to prevail in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the winner. Trump, aiming to avoid becoming the first incumbent president to lose re-election since fellow Republican George H.W. Bush in 1992, will hold rallies on Monday in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and two in Michigan. He won those states in 2016 against Democrat Hillary Clinton, but polls show Biden is threatening to recapture them for...
    SAN ANTONIO – Democratic and Republican parties are hoping Texas voters will show support in their favor come Election Day. Democratic National Chair Tom Perez stopped at the Brooke Army Base on Sunday. The DNC chair was traveling throughout South Texas for the Get Out The Vote Drive-In event. “Welcome to battleground Texas," said Perez. He believes this year’s election is different than any other. Perez said every vote is more important than ever. “We’re a nation in crisis right now. We have a pandemic, we have the economic crisis. We have the civil rights crisis," he said. Perez wants to see the historically red state turn blue on Election Day. He said Texas is a game changer. “The road to the White House goes through Texas. The road to a senate majority goes through Texas," Perez said. Republican Senator John Cornyn and other elected officials were also in San...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Early voting is hitting record levels during the final weekend before Election Day.County clerks have been encouraging voters to take part in early voting because of the pandemic. They said voters have taken advantage of the early voting options, voting in person or by mail in large numbers.EMBED More News Videos A record 90 million voters requested a ballot by mail, but the vote count could be delayed. Many last-minute early voters made their selections at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton late Sunday afternoon as early voting ends Monday.RELATED: Election 2020: Meet the Candidates on Illinois ballots"I was a little worried about getting here on Tuesday and with all the COVID restrictions, just being a really long line," said voter Paul Sangorska.Ted Estes has been watching voters go in and out of his early voting site while working as a poll watcher."I have been doing that...
    Cost of locking down is immense BORIS Johnson presented a Halloween horror show on primetime TV last night. He explained that our options are basically choosing the lesser of two catastrophes. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Boris Johnson announces Lockdown Two on HalloweenCredit: AP:Associated Press With viral infections running out of control across Britain, the PM used grim statistics to make his convincing case for locking down England for four weeks. Covid deaths could hit 1,400 a day by the first week of December, the epidemic could be twice as bad as in the spring and the NHS would be rapidly overwhelmed. Britain is now experiencing 50,000 infections a day and Boris warns that the health service is facing a medical and moral disaster. Nobody wants to see the NHS suffering the brunt of this crisis. But the human cost of...
    The early voting line outside the Franconia Governmental Center stretches down the block onto Franconia Road in Fairfax County, Virginia. WTOP/Melissa Howell The early voting line outside the Franconia Governmental Center stretches down the block onto Franconia Road in Fairfax County, Virginia. WTOP/Melissa Howell The early voting line outside the Franconia Governmental Center stretches down the block onto Franconia Road in Fairfax County, Virginia. WTOP/Melissa Howell (1/3) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. Hundreds of residents waited in line Saturday morning at the Franconia Governmental Center in Fairfax County, Virginia, for the state’s final day of early voting. Hector Chevez and his sister, Madeline, are from Springfield and got in line to vote around 7:30 a.m. at one of the counties 14 early voting locations. “It’s better to vote early than on the day of, it’s just...
    AUSTIN, Texas – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, is in Texas Friday with visits scheduled in Fort Worth, Houston and McAllen. Just four days before Election Day, it’s precious campaign time on a crucial state far later than any major national Democrat in decades. Her 12:45 p.m. remarks at a voter mobilization event in Fort Worth will be livestreamed in this article. Delays are possible; if there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. A livestream of the 4:25 p.m. event in McAllen and the 7:35 p.m. event in Houston will also be livestreamed in this article. Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016, an unprecedented surge of early voting in a state that was once the country’s most reliably Republican, but may now be drifting toward battleground status. More...
    HALLOWEEN is tomorrow, meaning spooky decorations, chocolate and beautifully decorated pumpkins. Looking for a last-minute costume which comes on time? We've prepared the best ones here. 3Halloween is falling on tomorrow If you, like us, love Halloween, you might want to get appropriate attire for the celebration, even if it takes place in your living room with the family. What's not to love, right? It's the season of orange, red, and yellow leaves crunching beneath your feet, pumpkin-spiced everything and, of course, chocolate and movies. If you're still looking for a costume, fear not: just choose one of our hand-picked choices below and order it today to get in in time for tomorrow night. You'll need Amazon Prime, if you want to get free next-day delivery on your orders, and there's a 30-day free trial period if you're new to the service. Amazon Prime - sign up...
    LONDON (Reuters) - New COVID-19 cases in England increased by around 51,900 each day last week, a steep increase on the 35,200 daily cases the week before, a survey by the Office for National Statistics said on Friday. The ONS Infection Survey estimated 568,100 people had COVID-19 infections between 17 to 23 October, up from 433,300 the week before. (Reporting by Alistair Smout) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: diseases, infectious diseases, coronavirus, United Kingdom, Europe
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris is visiting North Texas on the last day of early voting in the state. Friday afternoon Harris will participate in a voter mobilization event in Fort Worth. The Tarrant County city was the state’s most populous county that President Donald Trump won in 2016, but voters there leaned blue and narrowly gave Republican Sen. Ted Cruz a win during his 2018 re-election bid against former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke. Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during a campaign stop on October 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images) After her stop in North Texas Harris will head to Houston and the Rio Grande Valley city of McAllen, where she will participate in another voter mobilization event with O’Rourke and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro. Harris had initially planned to visit...
    Even without Prime Day, Amazon had a blockbuster quarter. Its net income nearly tripled from this time last year, as retail store closures and coronavirus restrictions encouraged people to spend big online. In its earnings report today, Amazon said it made $6.33 billion in net income, up from $2.13 billion during the same quarter a year earlier. Amazon’s Prime Day — which has previously been held in July — was delayed until October, so it didn’t give a boost to this quarter’s results. The corporate holiday / sales event offers days of discounts, helping to drive purchases during an otherwise slower season. Even without it happening this summer, Amazon’s net sales reached $96.1 billion for its third quarter, up from $70.0 billion the same quarter a year earlier. Bezos says customers are already shopping for holiday gifts The pandemic seemed to give Amazon a similarly large boost last quarter....
    TAMPA, Fla. -- President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are encouraging voters to turn out in person on Election Day next Tuesday, both campaigning in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term.More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote on Tuesday. While the Election Day vote traditionally favors Republicans and early votes tend toward Democrats, the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 227,000 people in the United States, has injected new uncertainty.Trump and Biden were appearing in Tampa hours apart on Thursday. They're visiting the western end of the state's Interstate 4 corridor, an area known for rapid residential growth, sprawling suburbs and its status as an ever-changing, hard-fought battleground during presidential elections."You hold the power. If Florida goes blue, it's over," Biden...
    Joe Biden (D) is expected to have his “busiest” travel day since formally becoming the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee, visiting three states, including a last-minute stop in Minnesota, as Election Day draws closer. Biden’s campaign added a last-minute stop in Minnesota to his schedule on Friday. According to reports, he will hold a drive-in rally in St. Paul, in addition to events in Wisconsin and Iowa. The three-state stops will mark the “busiest travel day on the campaign trail” since becoming his party’s nominee, according to reports: JUST IN: Joe Biden is heading to St. Paul, Minnesota, tomorrow. It will be the fullest travel day of his general election campaign, with stops now in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. — Matt Viser (@mviser) October 29, 2020 The Biden campaign’s decision to add St. Paul to the former vice president’s schedule follows recent polls showing Trump closing the gap in the decades-long blue...
    This is the heartbreaking photograph which captures a grandmother holding her three-day-old grandson as he takes his last breaths, having been born after her daughter, 34, was shot dead by her partner.  Mother-of-three Audrey Rivera, 34, from Lamont, California, was eight months pregnant when she was shot in the face by her on-and-off boyfriend Javier Vidal, 36, following a heated row in April.  Audrey's mother Patty, 59, recalled on the podcast Real Fix, how her daughter's baby was born via emergency C-section following her death - but tragically died three days later in his grandmother's arms.  While medics rushed to try and save Audrey and her baby, Vidal fled the scene with their son Elias, then two, who was later found nearby and unharmed. Police soon captured the armed boyfriend and he died on scene after gunfire was exchanged. This is the heartbreaking photograph which captures a grandmother holding her...
    President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person Tuesday. While the Election Day vote traditionally favors Republicans and early votes tend toward Democrats, the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 227,000 people in the United States, has injected new uncertainty about the makeup of the electorate.A Florida visitTrump and Biden will appear in Tampa hours apart on Thursday, visiting the western end of the state’s Interstate 4 corridor, the area known for its rapid residential growth, sprawling suburbs and status as an ever-changing, hard-fought battleground during presidential...
    TAMPA, Fla. -- President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day.More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person on Tuesday. While the Election Day vote traditionally favors Republicans and early votes tend toward Democrats, the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 227,000 people in the United States, has injected new uncertainty about the makeup of the electorate.Trump and Biden will appear in Tampa hours apart on Thursday, visiting the western end of the state's Interstate 4 corridor, the area known for its rapid residential growth, sprawling suburbs and status as an ever-changing, hard-fought battleground during...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person on Tuesday. While the Election Day vote traditionally favors Republicans and early votes tend toward Democrats, the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 227,000 Americans, has injected new uncertainty about the makeup of the electorate. Trump and Biden will appear in Tampa hours apart on Thursday, visiting the western end of the state’s Interstate 4 corridor, the area known for its rapid residential growth, sprawling suburbs and status as an ever-changing, hard-fought battleground during presidential...
    By ZEKE MILLER, AAMER MADHANI and TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person on Tuesday. While the Election Day vote traditionally favors Republicans and early votes tend toward Democrats, the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 227,000 Americans, has injected new uncertainty about the makeup of the electorate. Trump and Biden will appear in Tampa hours apart on Thursday, visiting the western end of the state’s Interstate 4 corridor, the area known for its rapid residential growth, sprawling...
    (CNN)Pennsylvania's counties have starkly different plans for when they will begin processing their pre-Election Day ballots, with Democratic strongholds moving to get them counted as quickly as possible while other areas plan to tally in-person votes first. Unlike most states, Pennsylvania law does not allow officials to start processing early ballots until 7 a.m. on Election Day. Philadelphia and other areas plan to start work on their mail-in votes at 7 a.m. sharp, officials said, but swing counties like Erie and Cumberland are intending to wait until after the polls close or even until the next morning to begin. More on Voting CNN's Election 101 How to track your mail-in ballot Here's when states can start processing mail ballots How to stay safe when voting in person What not to wear when you go vote What to do if your right to vote is challenged Your questions about voting,...
    ZINEDINE ZIDANE has vowed to 'fight until the last day' as he battles to keep his Real Madrid job. The Frenchman was under temporary pressure after back-to-back defeats and is also dealing with unrest in his squad. 3Zinedine Zidane is not thinking about resigning from Real MadridCredit: AP:Associated Press Real lost 1-0 at home to Cadiz on October 17 before a 3-2 Champions League defeat away at Shakhtar Donetsk. But having embarrassed Lionel Messi and Co in Saturday's 3-1 El Clasico win, the pressure has lifted somewhat. But asked whether he was concerned about his future ahead of tonight's Champions League trip to Bosussia Monchengladbach, Zidane was bullish in his response. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   He said: "I think about tomorrow's game, not whether I thought about resigning or not. “I will fight until the last day. The rest… we'll...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters who have mail-in ballots still sitting on their kitchen table are being advised to put them in the mail by Tuesday if they want assurances they'll make it to county election officials by Election Day. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to be counted. There's no postage requried for early ballots. After Tuesday, voters are urged to drop their ballots off at an official drop box, county recorders office or a polling place. Locations can be found on the Arizona.vote website. An historic number of early ballots have already been returned. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Arizona, Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Statistics released Monday by the North Dakota Department of Health show that hospitalizations from complications due to COVID-19 have gone up by nine in the last day. The total number of people requiring treatment in medical facilities stood at 173, five days after the all-time high of 183. According to data released Sunday, the state had 28 staffed intensive care unit beds and 282 staffed inpatient beds available. The update showed 527 new virus cases from 6,660 tests, a daily positivity rate of 8.28%. It's the first time cases have dipped below 600 since last Wednesday, the day before a record total of 1,038 daily positives. A total of 38,241 people have become infected since the start of the pandemic. There were five deaths in the last day, lifting the death toll to 461, Cass County recorded 136 new cases, raising its total to 8,794, and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Grab that warm coat today! Saturday, we hovered in the mid-70s, but today we will be lucky to hit 50 degrees. That is almost a 25-degree temperature drop and it will be not only the coolest day of the season to date but the coolest day since last April. At 7 a.m. Sunday temperatures ranged from the upper 30s to upper 40s. That’s between 10 and 20 degrees cooler than 7 a.m. Saturday morning and we won’t climb very much today with highs in Philadelphia near 50, the Jersey Shore in the mid-50s, the Lehigh Valley in the upper-40s and the Poconos in the mid-40s. Typically, we are 64 degrees on today’s date and the record high temperature is 76 degrees set in 2001. The week ahead will be cooler than average too with most days in the 55-60 degree range. The exception is Monday...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Like so many other people, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley voted early and in person on Saturday in Roxbury. Rep. Pressley says voting, and registering to vote, are more crucial than ever. “I’m encouraged by the unprecedented numbers we’ve seen in the early vote. We need to keep that going,” Rep. Pressley said. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin told WBZ-TV that over a million people in Massachusetts have already voted by mail, and roughly 500,000 people have already voted early in person. At Newton City Hall, it was busy on Saturday, as mail-in voters dropped off their ballots. October 24 also marked the last day Massachusetts residents could register to vote in this November’s election. Online registration forms had to be completed by 11:59 p.m. Those unable to register online were able to do so by mail or in person until the end of the day. The mail-in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden sparred Thursday in their final presidential debate, hoping to sway undecided voters in the Nov. 3 election. A look at how their statements from Nashville, Tennessee, stack up with the facts: TRUMP on the toll of COVID-19 in the U.S.: “So as you know 2.2 million people, modeled out, were expected to die.” THE FACTS: This was his first line in the debate, and it is false. The U.S. death toll from the pandemic was not expected to be that high. Such an extreme projection was merely a baseline if nothing at all were done to fight the pandemic. Doing nothing was never an option and public-health authorities did not expect over 2 million deaths. Trump often cites the number to put the reality of more than 200,000 deaths in a better light and to attempt to take credit...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden sparred Thursday in their final presidential debate, hoping to sway undecided voters in the Nov. 3 election. A look at how their statements from Nashville, Tennessee, stack up with the facts: TRUMP on the toll of COVID-19 in the U.S.: “So as you know 2.2 million people, modeled out, were expected to die.” THE FACTS: This was his first line in the debate, and it is false. The U.S. death toll from the pandemic was not expected to be that high. Such an extreme projection was merely a baseline if nothing at all were done to fight the pandemic. Doing nothing was never an option and public-health authorities did not expect over 2 million deaths. Trump often cites the number to put the reality of more than 200,000 deaths in a better light and to attempt to...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Every day until the election, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Thursday, Oct. 22Final debateThere are just 12 days to go until the presidential election and Thursday's debate will likely be the final high-profile event of the season. The second and last debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will start at 9 p.m. in Nashville.This time, Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will have their microphones muted for portions of the debate, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced."I'll participate. I just think it's very unfair," Trump said when asked by reporters about the change on Monday.60...
    A MUM has revealed how she managed to bag £23.38 of food for a mere £1.42 in Asda - and she claims to have bought enough milk to last a whole month. The woman's shopping haul included ready meals, salad, candy apples, baguettes and salad vegetables for as little as 10p. 4 The thrifty shopper showed off her receipt onlineCredit: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group/Facebook Sharing a photo of the long receipt to the Facebook group Extreme Coupons and Bargains UK, the thrifty person wrote: "Nipped into Asda this evening just after 7 and scored all these beauties, everything will be frozen and stored in the chest freezer. "It was meant to be £23.85 but including my healthy start voucher of £3.10 the total came to just £1.42. "The milk alone will set us up for well over a month- needless to say I'm a happy camper!" Her...
    You Betcha recently dropped a hilarious video about dads and their passion for quality lawn care. The popular entertainment channel released “Dad’s Last Lawn Day,” and there’s a very good chance that this will be the funniest thing you see all day. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Give it a watch below. I honestly can’t get enough of these videos from You Betcha. They’re so damn funny, and this one didn’t disappoint at all. Are you even a dad if you don’t constantly talk about the quality of your yard? There’s nothing dads love more than bragging about how great their lawn care is. They all love doing it. I’m not even sure why. It must just be something that becomes part of your DNA the moment you have a kid enter your life. All of a sudden, quality lawn care becomes...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Has your vote-by-mail ballot been sitting there on your counter just waiting to be filled out? You still have time to turn it in!In California, you can mail back your ballot all the way up until Election Day on Nov. 3. As long as the ballot is postmarked on or before Election Day, and received by your county's elections office 17 days later, it will be counted, according to the California Secretary of State's office.CA PROPS: Everything to know about the 2020 ballot measuresIf you don't want to chance tossing it in the mail, you also have until 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 to put your ballot in a drop box. You can also drop it off at any polling location on Election Day.Of course, you can -- and should! -- turn your ballot in as early as possible.There's also a new tool that lets you...
    Haven’t registered to vote yet for the Nov. 3 election? Hurry. Sort of. Technically, you can register to vote in California up to and on Election Day, but if you want to receive a ballot in the mail, you need to register by today — Monday, Oct. 19. Fast. How do I register? You can register online at registertovote.ca.gov. How do I know if I am registered?  You should have received your ballot in the mail by now, because every registered voter in California will get theirs that way this year year because of the coronavirus. You can check your registration status at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. If you’re registered but have moved, make sure you re-register by Oct. 19 to get a ballot in the mail at your new address. If you’re already registered but misplace your ballot or don’t receive one, you have until Oct. 27 to request a new ballot....
    (CNN)On Thursday night at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will share a debate stage for the last time before the November 3 election.Maybe.Why only "maybe?" Well, several reasons actually.1) Biden said last week Trump needed to test negative for Covid-19 on the day of the debate or he wouldn't show up. Here's the exchange with ABC's George Stephanopoulos at a town hall on Thursday:Read MoreStephanopoulos: "Will you demand that President Trump take a test that day and that it be negative before you debate?" Biden: "Yeah. By the way, before I came up here, I took another test, I've been taking it every day, the deep test, you know, the one, they go in both. Because I wanted to be able to — if I had not passed that test, I didn't want to come here and not expose anybody." Trump,...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- We are just over two weeks from Election Day, and millions of voters are not waiting until the last minute to vote."I just wanted to drop my ballot in person this time instead of waiting for the mail. At least I would know it had arrived," said Angela Pownall-Elizalve.Also not taking any chances and casting her vote early was Kristin Urquiza.Urquiza made national news after her dad died of COVID-19. She voted with him in mind."I drove here in my dad's pickup truck and I listened to his favorite songs on my way here. I wanted him to be as close to me as possible," Urquiza said.RELATED: California propositions: A voter's guide to the 2020 ballot measuresMonday, Oct. 19 is an important deadline as it's the last day where you can register online or by mail to vote in California.If you don't register by Oct. 19, you...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We are just over two weeks from Election Day and millions of voters are not waiting until the last minute to vote."I just wanted to drop my ballot in person this time instead of waiting for the mail. At least I would know it had arrived," said Angela Pownall-Elizalve.Also not taking any chances and casting her vote early was Kristin Urquiza.Urquiza made national news after her dad died of COVID-19. She voted with him in mind."I drove here in my dad's pickup truck and I listened to his favorite songs on my way here. I wanted him to be as close to me as possible," said Urquiza.2020 ELECTION:CA Election 2020: Here's a roundup of everything you need to knowStatewide over 2.7 million ballots have been returned. Throughout the Bay Area, we are seeing an increase in early voter turnout compared to 2016. UPDATE: Californians have now...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We are 16 days from Election Day and millions of voters are not waiting until the last minute to vote."I just wanted to drop my ballot in person this time instead of waiting for the mail. At least I would know it had arrived," said Angela Pownall-Elizalve.Also not taking any chances and casting her vote early was Kristin Urquiza.Urquiza made national news after her dad died of COVID-19. She voted with him in mind."I drove here in my dad's pickup truck and I listened to his favorite songs on my way here. I wanted him to be as close to me as possible," said Urquiza.2020 ELECTION:CA Election 2020: Here's a roundup of everything you need to knowStatewide over 2.7 million ballots have been returned. Throughout the Bay Area, we are seeing an increase in early voter turnout compared to 2016. UPDATE: Californians have now returned 2,752,035...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Sunday is the last day you can register online, to vote, in Illinois.The online voter registration application closes at 11:50 p.m. Sunday according to the State Board of Elections.The registration deadline comes just as early voting expands in both Cook and DuPage Counties.EMBED More News Videos Sheriff Tom Dart calls effort 'significant' during 2020 election Early voting expands to over 50 locations throughout Cook County Monday.DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry, Lake and Kendall Counties will also expand early voting Monday.The Chicago Board of Elections reported that more than 500,000 mail in ballots have already been requested. Officials said that is more than four times the city's previous mail in application record.According to the Illinois Board of Elections all mail in ballot requests "must be received by the election authority by October 29."EMBED More News VideosMildred Madison is staying with family in the Chicago suburbs but she did not...
    WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- New images show the last time a Woodland Hills mother, who has been missing for nearly two weeks, was seen at Zion National Park in Utah.The photos of Holly Courtier, 38, are from surveillance cameras at the park. Several other photos of her identifying tattoos were also released, including a star on her right ankle, a double infinity sign on her left wrist, a sun and moon symbol on her right wrist and a lightning bolt and feather on her forearms.She was last seen on Oct. 6.Officials say she was dropped off by a private shuttle bus at the Grotto park area within Zion National Park, and that she was scheduled to be picked up via shuttle bus the same day but never returned.Since her disappearance, family and friends have been desperately seeking answers or clues that might lead them to her.EMBED More News Videos...
    On Saturday, October 17, Lydia Farley took to her Instagram page and posted yet another hot picture to titillate her legions of admirers. In the picture, Lydia rocked a white button-down shirt and a pair of light-wash jeans. To spice things up, she left the shirt unbuttoned and let it slide off her shoulders. She also pulled her pants down. The hottie wore a navy-blue printed bikini underneath her ensemble. The tiny bathing suit consisted of triangular cups and thin straps which tied behind her neck. It boasted a string that ran across her chest and a plunging neckline which showed off a glimpse of cleavage. It also put her taut stomach and incredible abs on full display. She teamed the top with matching bottoms which flaunted her sexy thighs. Lydia wore her brunette tresses down, letting her locks cascade over her back and shoulder. In terms of jewelry, she...
    Getty Items left at the mosaic named for the John Lennon's song "Imagine" December 8, 2015 at Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, in New York. John Lennon spoke about the importance of staying true to yourself in his final interview, given on the day he died, December 8, 1980. Radio reporters who conducted Lennon’s final interview are appearing on a special episode of ABC 20/20. The episode, “John Lennon: His Life, Legacy, Last Days” is airing shortly after Lennon’s birthday and as the anniversary of his murder draws near. Lennon would have turned 80 on October 9, 1940. The episode airs Friday, October 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Here’s what you need to know:Lennon Gave a Radio Interview Just a Few Hours Before He Died & Spoke About Being HimselfJohn Lennon`s last interview 8th December 1980Interview in the afternoon before going...
    RIVERDALE'S Skeet Ulrich left fans in tears with an emotional post on his last day of filming. The actor, who has played F.P Jones in the American teen drama from 2017, took to Instagram to say his final goodbyes to the much-loved show. 7The star paid tribute to his fellow co-stars, crew members and producers for a wonderful three years After three years on the show, the star marked his last day on set with a snap of him playing the gang leader turned sheriff with a very heart felt caption. He wrote: "Goodbye Riverdale...thank you for introducing me to some lifelong friendships and so many beautiful souls. "Today is my last day on set but the experience will never leave my heart ❤️ Thank you to all of you for the love and support ????" His fellow co-stars flocked to the comment section to show...
    Don Lemon called into question President Donald Trump’s motives for refusing to reveal at the NBC town hall on Thursday the date of his last negative Covid test before he was infected in early October. During his Thursday night show, the CNN host theorized two different reasons why the president wouldn’t want to be forthcoming about a highly relevant fact — one that his White House has repeatedly stonewalled the press over — neither of them flattering to Trump. Summing up the event, Lemon noted that Trump was “totally unable to answer a simple question” from host Savannah Guthrie, playing a clip of the president seemingly contradicting himself about the frequency he is tested and claiming he couldn’t recall if he had taken a Covid-19 test on the day of the first presidential debate “Come on. This is preposterous,” a frustrated Lemon said. “Either his mind is slipping, which he...
    BRUSSELS, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Thursday he would continue intensive talks with Britain over the coming weeks to strike a deal and added that the bloc was ready to continue talks “until the last possible day”. “We want to give these discussions every chance of being successful so that we secure an agreement,” he told a news conference after EU leaders discussed the impasse over an agreement on future relations between Brussels and London. He said that he would be in touch with his British counterpart on Friday and would be in London over the weekend to seek an agreement that needs to be in place by the end of this year. (Reporting by Jan Strupczewski Writing by John Chalmers)
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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Time is running out to make sure you complete the census. Thursday is the last full day to respond. In Philadelphia, only about 56% of people have replied to the census. It’s critical that you’re counted because this impacts how much federal money is given to states and cities for the next ten years. If you’re mailing in the form, it must be postmarked by today. If you would rather fill it out online, you have until 5:59 a.m. Friday. Click here for more information.
    Workers of the organization Make the Road New York attend a Census training meeting in Queens on March 13, 2020, in New York City. Have you completed the census yet? Because today, Thursday, Oct. 15, is the final day you will be able to respond, following an unsigned order from the Supreme Court this week allowing the U.S. Census Bureau to end data collection early under a completely self-imposed deadline. But despite the Trump administration’s sabotaging, we need to make sure we’re counted. Right now. Completing the census takes just a couple minutes out of your day, and can be done online or over the phone, with representatives available in multiple languages. If you’ve already completed the census, guess what, you rock. Go another step and send this link to friends and family, and make sure they’re counted as well: xTODAY is the final day to complete the census. If you haven't done so...
    Reuters October 15, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday will wrap up four days of hearings on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett by questioning experts, including two from the American Bar Association, which calls her “well qualified” for the job. Barrett will not be present, after making it through two long days of questioning by senators, in which she largely deflected Democratic committee members’ concerns that she would threaten Obamacare, abortion, voting rights and same-sex marriage. Barrett’s confirmation to the lifetime post – a virtual certainty given Republicans’ Senate majority – would drive the Supreme Court further right with a 6-3 conservative majority. The conservative federal appellate judge is Republican President Donald Trump’s third nominee to the high court. Senator Kamala Harris, who is Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate, said that the confirmation proceedings “lack legitimacy” because Americans want the winner of...
    By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday will wrap up four days of hearings on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett by questioning experts, including two from the American Bar Association, which calls her "well qualified" for the job. Barrett will not be present, after making it through two long days of questioning by senators, in which she largely deflected Democratic committee members' concerns that she would threaten Obamacare, abortion, voting rights and same-sex marriage. Barrett's confirmation to the lifetime post - a virtual certainty given Republicans' Senate majority - would drive the Supreme Court further right with a 6-3 conservative majority. The conservative federal appellate judge is Republican President Donald Trump's third nominee to the high court. Senator Kamala Harris, who is Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate, said that the confirmation proceedings "lack legitimacy" because Americans want the winner of the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Today is the last day to get counted for the 2020 census. The official count ends at 6 a.m. Friday.New York City officials held an emergency virtual news conference to discuss the city's options after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of ending the census count early.The high court backs the Trump administration's desire to stop the count and on Tuesday, the Census Bureau announced it will no longer accept responses after 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.It was originally set to come to a close at the end of the month.An undercount could result in the city losing billions in COVID-19 relief and seats in Congress and the Electoral College.You have until 6 a.m. Friday to be counted in the 2020 census. Click here to fill it out. ???? Attention New Yorkers????The deadline to complete the #Census is *this* Friday, October 16 at 6am ET.New...
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    PHOENIX (AP) — Thursday marks the last day for Arizonans to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. A judge had extended the deadline until Oct. 23 after pandemic restrictions led to a decrease in voter registrations. An appeals court later ordered an early end to the extension, though it is allowing people until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday to register. People who have already completed registrations during the extension period will be allowed to vote on Nov. 3. Arizona has recorded more than 47,000 new registrations in the nine days since the deadline was extended. Advocacy groups that petitioned for the extension had said their number of weekly registrations had plummeted because of the pandemic’s restrictions, though those figures returned to almost the same level as before the pandemic. Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich and GOP groups are appealing the Oct. 5...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The 2020 census count ends this week, and a final push is underway to make sure everyone is counted, especially in underrepresented areas in Chicago and across the state.The census was supposed to continue through the end of the month, but a Supreme Court ruling brought it to an early end.The count determines federal funding and how many seats each state gets in Congress.Taking advantage of long early voting lines, the Counting on Chicago Coalition made a last minute effort Wednesday to make sure Chicago residents fill out the census."We've got some communities that we have targeted that are down by under 40% so we are really trying to focus in on these areas," said Donald Dew, with the Counting on Chicago Coalition.Time is ticking now that the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the Trump Administration to halt the census count by Oct. 15, instead of allowing...
              A severed fiber cable in Chesterfield County caused Virginia’s voter registration system and other systems used by state agencies to fail Tuesday.  The outage came on the final day Virginians can register to vote for the upcoming November election.  On Tuesday morning, the Department of Elections (DOE) was notified by the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA) that a fiber cable had been cut near the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center in the town of Chester, impacting data circuits and virtual private network connectivity for several state agencies, according to election officials.  This specifically impacted DOE’s citizen portal as well as local registrar’s offices throughout the Commonwealth, election officials said.   At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Governor Ralph Northam addressed the issue. “This morning a Verizon fiber in Chesterfield County was inadvertently cut during a roadside utilities project that interrupted internet access for much of...
    Virginia’s voter registration website was back up Tuesday afternoon after an outage that lasted about six hours on the commonwealth’s last day to register to vote ahead of the November election.  The Virginia Department of Elections on Tuesday afternoon said its citizen portal – which allows residents to register to vote, update information and check their registration status – was back up.  “Thank you everyone for your patience! The citizen portal is back up, you can go to http://elections.virginia.gov/voterinfo to register to vote, update information or check your registration status,” the department tweeted.  Thank you everyone for your patience! The citizen portal is back up, you can go to https://t.co/8vK06RBLHl to register to vote, update information or check your registration status.— VA Dept of Elections (@vaELECT) October 13, 2020 The department earlier in the day said a cut fiber near the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center had affected the portal and the...
    Virginia’s voter registration system went down on the last day to register before the November election after a cable was accidentally cut Tuesday. Virginia election officials say *this* accidentally cut wire in Chesterfield County is likely why Virginia’s entire voter registration system is down… On the final day to register to vote.@WUSA9 @CBSNews #VOTE https://t.co/J7axn996jQ — Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) October 13, 2020 The fiber cut near Route 10 in Chester, Virginia is the cause, according to the Virginia Information Technology Agency. “Due to a network outage, the Citizen Portal is temporarily unavailable. We are working with our network providers to restore service as quickly as possible,” the Virginia Department of Elections said in a statement. It is unclear when the issue will be fixed. Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) has called for the voter registration deadline to be extended beyond Tuesday, though the state’s Board of Elections has yet to...
    RICHMOND, Va -- A severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia's online voter registration system Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election.The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement on Twitter that a "fiber cut" was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal and registrar's offices, and technicians were working to repair the problem.The Virginia Information Technologies Agency said in a tweet that the cable was inadvertently cut during a Chesterfield County roadside utilities project but had no estimate on when it would be repaired.More than 7 million general election ballots cast so farAndrea Gaines, a department spokeswoman, said in an email that the cut occurred in the Chester area near Route 10."Verizon technicians are on site and working to repair the cut; updates will be provided as work progresses," she said.The Washington Post reported that election officials in northern Virginia have been forced...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia’s online voter registration system Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election. The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement on Twitter that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal and registrar’s offices, and technicians were working to repair the problem. State officials didn’t say what caused the cut or when service was expected to be restored. Andrea Gaines, a department spokeswoman, said in an email that the cut occurred in the Chester area near Route 10. “Verizon technicians are on site and working to repair the cut; updates will be provided as work progresses,” she said. The Washington Post reported that election officials in northern Virginia have been forced to register voters using paper forms. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not...
    People want to vote. The Republican Party’s never-ending war on democracy continues in high gear as we approach the 2020 November Election Day. There have been some victories for Americans who believe that Americans should be allowed to vote. But there continues to be very suspicious, “accidental” acts of suppression taking place across the country. In Florida, for example, the online voter registration portal stopped working on the last day of registration, freezing out who knows how many people. Throughout California, Republican operatives have been setting up illegal fake mail ballot drop boxes. This is a criminal enterprise of possible voter suppression. Then on Tuesday morning, the Virginia Department of Elections tweeted this distressing piece of voter suppression news: “This morning we were alerted by VITA that a fiber cut near the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center was impacting data circuits and VPN connectivity for multiple agencies. This has affected the citizen portal along w/ registrar’s offices.” Excuse...
    A cable accidentally cut in Virginia may prevent thousands of voters from registering to vote on the last day possible before the election. In an announcement on Tuesday morning, the state's Department of Elections said that technicians are working to bring back Virginia's online voter registration system after a fiber wire was cut near Route 10 in Chester, Virginia. There was no indication that the problem would be resolved the same day. "This morning we were alerted by VITA that a fiber cut near the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center was impacting data circuits and VPN connectivity for multiple agencies. This has affected the citizen portal along w/ registrar’s offices," the announcement reads. "Technicians are on site and working to repair; updates will be provided as work progresses." Technicians are on site and working to repair; updates will be provided as work progresses.— VA Dept of Elections (@vaELECT)...
    Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 election at an early, in-person voting location in Arlington, Virginia, on September 18, 2020.Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Virginia's Citizen Portal has gone down due to a cut fiber on Tuesday, preventing people from registering to vote online on the last day of voter registration in the state, the Department of Elections says. Residents can still register to vote by mailing in or dropping off paper applications. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said the outages are reported statewide and called for the voter registration deadline to be extended beyond Tuesday. However, the Board of Elections hasn't announced plans to adjust the deadline. The outage is also affecting registrar's offices, the Virginia Department of Elections said on Twitter. More from NBC4 Washington: DC, Maryland Eliminate Voting at Senior Facilities; Arlington Has Creative Alternative 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Paused Over Unexplained Illness Big Turnout as...
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    Authorities are continuing to search for a Woodland Hills, California woman who disappeared in Utah's Zion National Park last week. CBS Los Angeles reports Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, was last seen at about 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. The National Park Service, which is searching for Courtier with the Washington County's Sheriff's Office, says her intended travel plan was not known. Her daughter, Kailey Chambers, says Courtier lost her nannying job due to the pandemic and has been traveling the country, visiting national parks, in a converted van. Holly Suzanne Courtier National Park Service "As of right now my knowledge is that tomorrow is their last day as far as I know, because no new information has arose," Chambers said. "So if just one person can call in a single tip, it would extend the days that the rangers are allowed to go look for her." Get Breaking News...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Today is Columbus Day, which is a federal holiday, and in Philadelphia all city buildings and services are closed. A lot of people are wondering why the city still observes the holiday, especially since over the summer they boxed up the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philly. It turns out, all city holidays are tied to the collective bargaining agreements made between the mayor’s office and the city’s four municipal unions. All of the unions and the mayor’s office would have to agree to a change. The current contract expires in June, so it is possible this could be the last Columbus Day in Philadelphia.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Sunday, October 11 is the last day for parents of North Allegheny School District students to re-re-register their child for in-person learning or the NA Cyber Academy. Once the parents make the decision, North Allegheny School District says students will have to stay in the option chosen until registration reopens for the third quarter on December 10. Last week, the district voted to have K-5th grade students back in the classroom five days per week. However, they did also decide to keep the cyber academy as an option for students. Meanwhile, high school students will remain on a hybrid schedule due to building capacity limits.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health says that there are 1,537 new cases of COVID-19 in the state confirmed in the last 24 hours, and there have been 10 more deaths, all of them 65 years of age or older but only half of them coming from those living in long-term care facilities or assisted living. The Minnesota Department of Health says that in the total number of cases has now reached 110,828. The death toll stands at 2,131. In the last 24 hours, almost 32,000 tests were processed, indicating a positivity rate of about 4.8%, thought the latest rolling seven-day average on the state’s Dial Back Dashboard is sitting right at 5% as of Sept. 30. As of this point, 8,302 people have been hospitalized with the disease. Of those, 2,277 were admitted into intensive care. Meanwhile, 99,054 people have recovered from the virus and no...
    Venues around the country are bleeding out their last reserves, digging themselves into deeper debt, bracing for bankruptcy or preparing to shut down entirely. To try to keep them afloat through indefinite closures, the National Independent Venue Association is throwing a star-studded three-day virtual music festival. The event, running Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18, will raise relief money for venues and promoters and awareness about the Save Our Stages Act, which would be a life preserver for the independent music economy until a COVID-19 vaccine is available. Local superstars the Lumineers and Nathaniel Rateliff will perform sets from the Boulder Theater, and the Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Dave Matthews, Demi Lovato, Phoebe Bridgers, the Roots, Brittany Howard, Portugal. the Man, Rise Against, Black Pumas, FINNEAS, Leon Bridges and many more will perform. The event, which includes 35 artists being recorded at 25 independent venues across the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health says that there are more than 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 in the state confirmed in the last 24 hours, and there have been 14 more deaths, all of them 55 years of age or older and all but two of them coming from those living in long-term care facilities or assisted living. The Minnesota Department of Health says that in the total number of cases has now reached 109,312. The death toll stands at 2,121. In the last 24 hours, almost 32,000 tests were processed, indicating a positivity rate of about 4.4%, thought the latest rolling seven-day average on the state’s Dial Back Dashboard is sitting right at 5% as of Sept. 30. As of this point, 8,251 people have been hospitalized with the disease. Of those, 2,267 were admitted into intensive care. Meanwhile, 97,715 people have recovered from the...