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    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister announced Friday that his Chinese counterpart will visit Tokyo next week as the two Asian powers discuss ways to resume bilateral visits to revive their pandemic-hit economies. “There are various issues of concern between Japan and China, and it is important that we resolve them one by one through high-level meetings like this,” Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said. “I hope to frankly exchange our views on regional issues, the global expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as other international issues.” During the Nov. 24-25 visit, Motegi and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are expected to discuss resuming business trips between the world’s No. 2 and No. 3 economies through the “business track” program that allows visitors to engage in limited business activity during their 14-day quarantine period. Motegi noted that Chinese visitors topped the number of tourists in Japan before the pandemic...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took part in a video conference Thursday with a number of governors, including Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, and other leaders to discuss the ongoing fight against COVID-19. During the call, Hogan continued his push for lawmakers to pass another stimulus bill and a bipartisan infrastructure package he said would stimulate the economy, create jobs and ensure a sustainable recovery. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines “I want to thank the president-elect and vice president-elect for taking the time to meet with governors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19,” Hogan said. “As I said on the day that the president-elect was declared the winner, his election has provided a mandate for cooperation. A strong collaboration...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On Thursday, high school student athletes may learn more about the fate of winter sports during the pandemic. The Illinois High School Association met Thursday morning, and plans to update parents with more direction on basketball practices and games. On Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker said all youth indoor sports should be put on hold. The IHSA suspended the few winter sports that were being played until further notice. The association added sports like basketball and swimming will not start up again until the new year. Update from #IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. ????Read below or here➡️https://t.co/qGzrbxFPCu pic.twitter.com/Biw8LTAJ7B — IHSA #IHSA (@IHSA_IL) November 18, 2020 Also From CBS Chicago: With PlayStation 5 In High Demand, Oak Forest Brothers Learn Hard Way That Scammers Are Taking Advantage Cook County Assesssor Issues Letters About Pandemic-Related Property Tax Break, But It Isn’t Good News For Everyone Neighbors In Horror After...
    Panel Discussion Marks Global Entrepreneurship Week New York, NY, Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses, schools and communities to find ways to cope with the social and economic fallout. On Wednesday, November 18, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) asked a gathering of young entrepreneurs, global business innovators and nonprofit leaders how society might use technology to improve quality of life and address inequities. The discussion was the focus of NFTE’s third annual UN Global Goals Conversation, a program of the World Series of Innovation, a global innovation challenge series that invites young people to develop innovative ideas to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Held annually during Global Entrepreneurship Week, NFTE’s UN Global Goals Conversation convenes a diverse panel of established and emerging voices specifically to explore topics related to social entrepreneurship around the UN SDGs. The 2020 UN Global...
    SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday will hold a news conference to discuss the distribution of bamlanivimab, the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, in Texas. The governor is expected to speak at 1 p.m. in Lubbock, alongside Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, and University of Texas System Executive Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs John Zerwas. The news conference will be livestreamed in this article, but delays are possible. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration allowed for the emergency use of the drug to help combat the virus that has killed more than 250,000 Americans as of Wednesday. The experimental drug from Eli Lilly is for people 12 and older with mild or moderate COVID-19 not requiring hospitalization,...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will discuss further sanctions against the Belarusian authorities at their meeting on Thursday, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "The Belarusian authorities are obviously not prepared to start a dialogue with the opposition," Maas said. "We have not registered any constructive reaction from Minsk so far, so we will discuss how we can raise the pressure," he said. "And we can certainly raise pressure by focussing more strongly on the powerful circles around (President Alexander) Lukashenko." (Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Editing by Riham Alkousaa) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: European Union, Belarus, Europe, Germany
    MCALLEN, Texas – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials will hold a press conference Thursday about a recent nationwide immigration enforcement action. Senior official serving as the director, Tony Pham, is expected to discuss measures on how agents will enforce an immigration judge’s order granting voluntary departure to those who have violated any immigration law. The ICE action is directed at immigrants who did not leave the country voluntarily, according to the agency.
    MCALLEN, Texas – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials will hold a press conference Thursday about a recent nationwide immigration enforcement action. Senior official serving as the director, Tony Pham, is expected to discuss measures on how agents will enforce an immigration judge’s order granting voluntary departure to those who have violated any immigration law. The ICE action is directed at immigrants who did not leave the country voluntarily, according to the agency.
    A group called Move Oregon's Border is leading an initiative to have Oregon's rural counties secede from the rest of the state and join Idaho. Mike McCarter, 72, a retired plant nursery worker and lifelong Oregonian, has been leading the effort for almost two years. He said he and many others are eager to “get out from underneath the chokehold of Northwestern Oregon.”“We’ve watched the shift take place in Oregon politics where the primary concern of the Legislature is Northwest Oregon. That’s where 78% of the state’s population is based. They tend to forget that every law that you pass in the state affects us out in the rural economies, too,” McCarter told Fox News.BLACK ACTIVISTS IN PORTLAND DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM VIOLENT ANARCHIST PROTESTERSHe highlighted a number of benefits that come with being a citizen of Idaho, including lower taxes and generally more freedoms. Idaho is ranked No. 3 in regulatory freedom whereas Oregon...
    MCALLEN, Texas – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials will hold a press conference Thursday about a recent nationwide immigration enforcement action. Senior official serving as the director, Tony Pham, is expected to discuss measures on how agents will enforce an immigration judge’s order granting voluntary departure to those who have violated any immigration law. The ICE action is directed at immigrants who did not leave the country voluntarily, according to the agency.
    White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsHouse launches new COVID-19 testing program Silicon Valley eager for Biden to reverse Trump visa rules Chelsea Clinton blames Trump for Secret Service officers in quarantine MORE huddled with Senate Republicans on Wednesday to talk end-of-year strategy and field ideas for the remainder of President TrumpDonald John Trump46 percent of voters say Trump should concede immediately: poll Michigan county reverses course, votes unanimously to certify election results GOP senator: Trump shouldn't fire top cybersecurity official MORE’s term.  The meeting with Meadows comes as both the 116th Congress and the administration are nearing a close, though Trump has yet to concede the election to President-elect Joe BidenJoe Biden46 percent of voters say Trump should concede immediately: poll Michigan county reverses course, votes unanimously to certify election results GOP senator: Trump shouldn't fire top cybersecurity official MORE. "Basically just that we've got about 45...
    A volunteer is injected with a vaccine as he participates in a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020.Marco Bello | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration has asked a group of advisors to set aside three days in early December for potential meetings to discuss Covid-19 vaccines — a key step in the agency's authorization process, according to a person familiar with the plans. The advisory group may be asked to weigh in on both Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines, said the person, who asked not to be named because the plans aren't yet public. The meetings, tentatively set for Dec. 8, 9 and 10, would come just weeks after both companies reported data from their phase three trials showing their vaccines are about 95% effective in preventing cases of Covid-19. Wednesday morning, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech...
    Taylor Swift has hit out at Scooter Braun, accusing him of denying her the chance to own her old masters after the music executive recently offloaded them to an investment company. Swift took to Twitter on Monday with a note detailing how she unsuccessfully tried to negotiate the purchase of the rights to her old music catalog, claiming that Braun demanded she sign an 'ironclad' NDA which would silence her before she could even begin discussions with BMLG Records. The singer also claimed the masters were sold without her knowledge, and she revealed the name of private equity company Shamrock Holdings as the new owners of her work.  Denied: Taylor Swift took to Twitter on Monday detailing how she unsuccessfully tried to negotiate the purchase of the rights to her old music catalog from Scooter Braun With her post Swift, 30, also shared a letter she sent to Shamrock...
    [The stream is slated to start at 1:45 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President-elect Joe Biden is expected to offer comments Monday afternoon on the state of the U.S. economy and how he and his administration plan to combat Covid-19 and restore business to pre-pandemic levels. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is also scheduled to offer remarks on the Biden team's economic strategy when both politicians speak from Wilmington, Delaware. The comments will come just hours after the two sat for a joint meeting with labor union leaders and the chief executives of major tech, retail and auto companies. Leaders expected to attend include General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Microsoft president and CEO Satya Nadella. Labor leaders expected at the meeting include AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and SEIU president Mary Kay Henry. According to a transition staffer, the...
    SAN ANTONIO – The mayor and city manager of New Braunfels are holding a news conference on Monday morning to discuss a “New Braunfels Police Department matter.” Mayor Rusty Brockman and city manager Robert Camareno are slated to speak at 10 a.m. The news conference will be livestreamed in this article. Delays are possible, if there is not a livestream in this article, check back at a later time. Details regarding the news conference are limited at this time. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embarks Friday on a 10-day, seven-nation trip to Europe and the Middle East that will focus on counterterrorism and religious freedom. The trip comes nearly a week after Joe Biden became the projected winner of the U.S. presidency, with the leaders of many nations, including those where Pompeo is traveling, congratulating the president-elect. For his part, when asked about working with the Biden transition team, the secretary of state told reporters earlier this week that, “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.” After making the comment, Pompeo said the State Department would be prepared to be successful “with the president who’s in office on January 20,” without mentioning President-elect Joe Biden. Asked at a phone briefing Friday previewing the trip whether Pompeo would talk to his hosts about plans for a second Trump administration, a senior State...
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embarks Friday on a 10-day, seven-nation trip to Europe and the Middle East that will focus on counterterrorism and religious freedom.  The trip comes nearly a week after Joe Biden was the declared the projected winner of the U.S. presidency, with the leaders of many nations, including those where Pompeo is traveling, congratulating the president-elect. For his part, when asked about working with the Biden transition team, the secretary of state told reporters earlier this week that "there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration."  Pompeo's first stop on his overseas trip is Paris, where he will meet with President Emmanuel Macron, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and other officials "to build on our transatlantic work on economic and security matters, and on counterterrorism and global threats," according to the State Department.  FILE - French President Emmanuel Macron, right, speaks...
    Liz Szabo - JoNel Aleccia November 13, 2020 12:30PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Drugmaker Pfizer is expected to seek federal permission to release its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of November, a move that holds promise for quelling the pandemic, but also sets up a tight time frame for making sure consumers understand what it will mean to actually get the shots. This story also ran on NBC News. It can be republished for free. : This vaccine, and likely most others, will require two doses to work, injections that must be given weeks apart, company protocols show. Scientists anticipate the shots will cause enervating flu-like side effects — including sore arms, muscle aches and fever — that could last days and temporarily sideline some people from work or school. And even if a vaccine proves 90% effective, the rate Pfizer touted for its...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain stated that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is “going to be a very influential, very important vice president.” Klain said, “She is an incredibly insightful and trusted voice already by President-elect Biden. Her views are being heard as they discuss policy matters, as they discuss the range of personnel matters. She is going to be the last person in the room. She’s going to be the last voice he hears from before he makes important decisions. It’s been impressive to see the range of experiences and perspectives she brings to this. I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone who saw her campaign, who’s seen her as a senator, seen her as attorney general of California. But she has been a very strong voice, she’s a very strong force as he starts to make these decisions. She’s...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey took offense at a U.S. statement that said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would promote religious freedom during an upcoming visit to Istanbul and called Wednesday on Washington to focus on racism and hate crimes in the United States instead. The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Pompeo would travel to Istanbul to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Greek Orthodox Christians. The top U.S. diplomat plans to discuss religious issues in Turkey and to promote “our strong stance on religious freedom around the world,” the statement read. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned the world Jerusalem “belongs” to Turkey, harking back to the Ottoman Empire’s control over the city for hundreds of years up until it was ejected in 1917. https://t.co/5MKFFYIVZo — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 4, 2020 Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rebuked the statement “as...
    Chris Carson is letting fans know: he doesn’t care about your fantasy team Unless a player in the NFL picks themselves to play on their own fantasy team, they usually don’t care if your team is struggling. That’s fine and all, but how many times are players willing to meet with fans to discuss “why they’re bad” this season? Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is certainly one of the few players who resides in that category. According to an Instagram exchange posted by “Total Frat Move” on Twitter, a fan called out Carson for his lack of carries due to injuries. In response, Carson gave the person his home address with a request for the two to “discuss” his overall playing style in 2020. While the address is blacked out in the picture, the zip code does match Bellevue, Washington,  just several miles outside of downtown Seattle. Chris Carson...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey took offense at a U.S. statement that said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would promote religious freedom during an upcoming visit to Istanbul and called Wednesday on Washington to focus on racism and hate crimes in the United States instead. The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Pompeo would travel to Istanbul to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Greek Orthodox Christians. The top U.S. diplomat plans to discuss religious issues in Turkey and to promote “our strong stance on religious freedom around the world,” the statement read. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rebuked the statement “as extremely inappropriate,” insisting that the country protects the rights of citizens of various faiths to freely practice their religions. “It would be more advisable for the United States to look in the mirror first and to show the necessary sensitivity to human...
    ANKARA – Turkey took offense at a U.S. statement that said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would promote religious freedom during an upcoming visit to Istanbul and called Wednesday on Washington to focus on racism and hate crimes in the United States instead. The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Pompeo would travel to Istanbul to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Greek Orthodox Christians. The top U.S. diplomat plans to discuss religious issues in Turkey and to promote “our strong stance on religious freedom around the world,” the statement read. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rebuked the statement “as extremely inappropriate,” insisting that the country protects the rights of citizens of various faiths to freely practice their religions. “It would be more advisable for the United States to look in the mirror first and to show the necessary sensitivity to human rights...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey took offense at a U.S. statement that said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would promote religious freedom during an upcoming visit to Istanbul and called Wednesday on Washington to focus on racism and hate crimes in the United States instead. The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Pompeo would travel to Istanbul to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Greek Orthodox Christians. The top U.S. diplomat plans to discuss religious issues in Turkey and to promote “our strong stance on religious freedom around the world,” the statement read. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rebuked the statement “as extremely inappropriate,” insisting that the country protects the rights of citizens of various faiths to freely practice their religions. “It would be more advisable for the United States to look in the mirror first and to show the necessary sensitivity to...
    A major New York Jewish organization co-hosted an event in New York this week to debate a subject that most in the city assume has long been settled — whether the swastika is good or bad. While the notorious hooked-cross symbol has long been associated with the evil of Nazism and hate, it has for even longer been revered by Hindus and Buddhists, who argued Monday that swastika was misused by Hitler and its image should be rehabilitated. “This is the most important symbol in Asia. The swastika is a noble symbol. It’s a sacred symbol,” said T.K. Nakagaki, president of the HEIWA Peace and Reconciliation Foundation, during the zoom conference Monday night, which was co-sponsored by Jewish Community Relations Council of NY and various Hindu and Buddhist groups. “There is a lot ignorance about this symbol. It’s a taboo. People think it’s a hateful symbol and that if you...
    (CNN)On November 10, 2016, President Barack Obama invited Donald Trump, then President-elect, to the White House.No such invitation has been extended to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The meeting between sitting presidents and vice presidents and their successors is a time-honored tradition that represents the peaceful transfer of power. But CNN's White House team has reported there are no plans for President Trump to invite Biden to the White House in the coming days. The Trump administration has refused to concede the election or recognize the results as legitimate.That means Biden can't access additional funds for his transition team, and he hasn't been cleared to receive intelligence briefings, both touchstones of the formal transition process.It was a different scene in 2016. Read MoreThat year, President Obama met with Trump in the Oval Office for 90 minutes, just two days after Election Day. Obama told Trump he wanted...
    Miss USA Cheslie Kryst told Insider she never thought she'd be able to discuss "Black Lives Matter" onstage during her early pageant days. Frank L. Szelwach/Miss USA Miss USA Cheslie Kryst told Insider she never thought she'd be able to discuss her support for Black Lives Matter onstage during her early pageant days.  "I had never dreamed of a time when an organization as large as this, in pageantry, would be posting on its official channels that Black lives matter," she said. Kryst used her high-profile position to speak out about Black Lives Matter as protests against police brutality swept across the US following George Floyd's murder. "I've been waiting my whole life to advocate for causes that are important to me," she said. "And one of those is Black Lives Matter, it is racial equality, it is criminal justice reform." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
    Reality star Kim Kardashian reportedly set up a private Zoom call with White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci and other celebrities at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Kardashian and roughly 36 other celebrities had the opportunity to ask Fauci questions about the virus, according to an article published Sunday by CNN. Dr. Fauci revealed that Kim Kardashian facilitated a private Zoom call about the pandemic between himself and 36 other celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Mila Kunis, 2 Chainz, Katy Perry, and others. https://t.co/Ely16EjYAJ — VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) November 9, 2020 “It was a whole bunch of movie stars and some sports figures and they wanted to know about what they could do to stay safe, about wearing masks and avoiding crowds,” Fauci told the outlet. “I was impressed by the questions they asked, by their level of sophistication.” Fauci, who was not making media appearances...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will take part in a phone call with other European leaders to discuss an initiative against Islamist extremism on Tuesday, two participants in a call with her CDU party leadership said. Austria and France have been hit by deadly attacks in recent weeks, which their leaders have described as "terrorist" acts. Participants in the call will include France's President Emmanuel Macron, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, EU Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, the sources told Reuters on Monday. (Reporting by Andreas Rinke and Caroline Copley; writing by Kirsti Knolle; editing by Thomas Seythal) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: crime, Islam, Asia, European Union, Middle East, Europe, Germany, Austria
    Washington (CNN)The ascension of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect is both symbolic and important to many women across the United States, and several female politicians of color expressed on CNN Sunday morning what it meant to them."It is a privilege in this nation to be able to see yourself reflected in the face of leadership and for both the African-American community and the Indian American community and for women of collar at large," former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and Democratic organizer Stacey Abrams told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." Joe Biden elected president "Kamala Harris' election signals that the face of leadership does change, that we do have a role to play beyond being supporters and advocates and adjutants that we can be the leaders of this country and I think it is an exceptional moment that we are experiencing in this country," Abrams continued. Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to President-elect Joe Biden,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Election Day may be over, but there are still some questions left unanswered and ballots that need to be counted in certain states. Leaders from both state political parties joined us Sunday on Leading SA to reflect on the Texas elections and react to Joe Biden being named the president-elect. Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel Allen West, the chair of the Texas GOP, said although Election Day is technically over, some states are still counting the votes, and may even undergo ballot recounts. “You still have some states that are counting. You still have to have a canvassing of the votes and up the ballots and then you still have to have a certification. So I think that we still have some more of that process to go on. And as the president’s statement did say, that there are going to be triggered mandatory recounts,” Allen West...
    LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are set to speak by telephone Saturday to assess the state of post-Brexit trade talks between the U.K. and the European Union. A spokesman at Johnson's Downing Street office said Friday that the prime minister's conversation with the leader of the EU's executive arm would allow the two to “take stock” of the negotiations less than two months before a transition period designed to smooth Britain's departure from the EU ends. Though the U.K. left the EU on Jan. 31, it remains within the bloc’s tariff-free single market and customs union until the end of this year. A trade deal would ensure there are no tariffs and quotas on trade in goods between the two sides, but there would still be technical costs, partly associated with customs checks and non-tariff barriers on services. ...
    (Reuters) - A meeting of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration convened on Friday to discuss whether to recommend approval of Biogen Inc's experimental Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab. The agency is expected to make its decision by March, with aducanumab poised to become the first new treatment for the disease in decades and the first that appears to be able to slow progression of the fatal, mind-wasting condition, should it win U.S. approval. Biogen shares were halted ahead of the advisory panel meeting. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and there is "a profound and enormous unmet medical need" for new treatments, Billy Dunn, director of neurology products for the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said during the meeting. Biogen in October last year revived its plans to seek approval for aducanumab, months after it had said that...
              Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist, Dr. Carol Swain, to the studio. During the second hour, Leahy and Swain discussed the rampant alleged voter fraud across the country and how Republican election officials were not allowed any oversight in the counting of ballots. They later outlined the only path for Donald Trump to remain president of the United States citing North Carolina, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia in play. Leahy: We are joined by our good friend. All-star panelist, former Vanderbilt Professor and former mayoral candidate here in Nashville, Carol Swain. Good morning, Carol. Swain: Good morning. How are you? Leahy: I’m looking at the numbers Carol. It’s not looking good for our guy, but the...
    Warsaw, PolandPoland needs a period of calm to discuss a ruling by the highest court that bans most abortions, a government spokesman said after the measure did not take effect on Monday as expected following two weeks of mass protests.Widespread outrage among women and others greeted the October 22 ruling which bans terminations due to fetal defects, ending one of the few legal grounds left for abortion in a staunchly Roman Catholic country with a deeply conservative government.While focused largely on abortion rights, the protests quickly turned into an outpouring of anger against the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government, its church allies and its traditionalist policies. On Tuesday two protesters stripped naked in front of the Presidential Palace. Crowds protest against the abortion ban in Warsaw on Tuesday.The government's publications department had initially said the court's verdict would be enforced by November 2, but it has not yet been...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland needs a period of calm to discuss a ruling by the highest court that bans most abortions, a government spokesman said after the measure did not take effect on Monday as expected following two weeks of mass protests. Widespread outrage among women and others greeted the Oct. 22 ruling which bans terminations due to foetal defects, ending one of the few legal grounds left for abortion in a staunchly Roman Catholic country with a deeply conservative government. While focused largely on abortion rights, the protests quickly turned into an outpouring of anger against the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government, its church allies and its traditionalist policies. On Tuesday two protesters stripped naked in front of the Presidential Palace. The government's publications department had initially said the court's verdict would be enforced by Nov. 2, but it has not yet been published in its official gazette,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Early voting has ended in Bexar County and Election Day is just around the corner. As both Bexar County political parties gear up for Tuesday, Nov. 3, representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties joined Leading SA on Sunday to discuss the general election and the record early voting turnouts. “The increase in voters and the increase in registrations, that is not a partisan issue. So we’re really happy about that,” Deana Abiassi, of the Republican party, said. Abiassi added that she believes Texas values will be on the top of voters' minds at the polls. “Texas loves our oil and gas industry. We love our gun rights. We love our law enforcement and police officers. We love our religious liberty. We love our children and our schools equal. We like, we love legal immigration and secure borders. And we love our military. So those are all...
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY (KABC) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to speak Friday morning at the opening of a COVID-19 testing laboratory in Los Angeles County.According to the governor's office, the facility will enable the state to process an additional 150,000 tests per day.The lab will increase the state's testing capacity and reduce turnaround times for results while creating hundreds of jobs, officials say.The facility was built in conjunction with a major diagnostics company under a deal announced in August, the governor's office said in a statement.Check back at 11 a.m. to watch the press conference.DEVELOPING: This report will be updated.
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY (KABC) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to speak Friday morning at the opening of a COVID-19 testing laboratory in Los Angeles County.According to the governor's office, the facility will enable the state to process an additional 150,000 tests per day.The lab will increase the state's testing capacity and reduce turnaround times for results while creating hundreds of jobs, officials say.The facility was built in conjunction with a major diagnostics company under a deal announced in August, the governor's office said in a statement.Check back at 11 a.m. to watch the press conference.DEVELOPING: This report will be updated.
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY (KABC) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected speak Friday morning at the opening of a COVID-19 testing laboratory in Los Angeles County.According to the governor's office, the facility will enable the state to process an additional 150,000 tests per day.The lab will increase the state's testing capacity and reduce turnaround times for results while creating hundreds of jobs, officials say.The facility was built in conjunction with a major diagnostics company under a deal announced in August, the governor's office said in a statement.Check back at 11 a.m. to watch the press conference.DEVELOPING: This report will be updated.
    Colon cancer screening should start at 45, government panel recommends American restaurants that revolutionized the way we eat LVMH, Tiffany Said to Discuss Trimming Price of $16 Billion Deal (Bloomberg) -- LVMH and Tiffany Co. are in discussions to reduce the price of the French luxury giant’s contested deal to buy the U.S. jeweler, according to a person familiar with the matter. © Bloomberg A shopper rides an escalator outside a Tiffany & Co. store in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. The U.S. retailer, which last month agreed to be acquired by LVMH for $16 billion, expects double-digit growth in China next year despite a weaker economy, as consumers curb their overseas luxury purchases and spend more at home. The companies are discussing a price of $130 to $135 per Tiffany share, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the talks are private....
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will travel to Beijing next week for a three-day visit to discuss plans to revive the global financial hub's economy which has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-government protests. Lam, speaking at a weekly news briefing on Tuesday, said she would leave on Nov. 3 for the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, where she will take a coronavirus test before travelling to Beijing. "My trip to Beijing this time is solely on the economic side that is in light of the economic situation, which of course is very serious in Hong Kong," Lam said on Tuesday. "We need more support measures from the mainland of China, especially in light of the overall direction that Hong Kong should move to better integrate with the mainland of China especially in the Greater Bay Area." The Beijing-backed leader postponed her annual policy...
    Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonTrump when asked if he'd be kinder in his second term: 'Yes, I think so' Greenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox The Memo: Trump searches for path to comeback MORE of Fox News will interview Hunter Biden's former business partner Tony Bobulinski on Tuesday in his first TV appearance since his recent allegations about dealings with the Democratic nominee's son. "Bobulinski will discuss new allegations regarding his relationships with both Hunter and the former Vice President," Fox said in a statement Monday. Bobulinski has claimed that Joe BidenJoe BidenFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE was lying when he said he never discussed business dealings with his son. The former Naval officer also said last week that he...
    PREM clubs will today discuss cutting the Pay Per View charge to under a tenner. But not until AFTER next month’s international break. Getty Images - Getty 3 Fans have been outraged at having to pay £14.95 to watch their team Top flight clubs have faced a fan backlash, fuelled by MPs, and branded ‘greedy’ for the £14.95 per game charge. Despite that, SunSport understands the League is to announce the five matches scheduled for the weekend of November 7 and 8 which have not already been moved for live TV screening will be shown on PPV at the current price. Those matches include Arsenal versus Aston Villa and Spurs’ trip to West Brom, both of which will be switched to the Sunday because of Europa League exertions. But with the pushback against the match charge causing discomfort, the clubs will be asked to consider a change in pricing...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- City Clerk of Chicago, Anna Valencia has partnered with the Chicago Foundation for Women President & CEO Felicia Davis to host the 2020 Virtual Girls' Summit.The free virtual summit will bring together young women, girls, trans, and gender non-binary individuals ages 13-24, from across Chicago to discuss the issues that are most important to them."This year has been full of unexpected obstacles," said Valencia in a statement. "However, through unity and leadership we've seen the best aspects of humanity shine through. We've also seen the strongest leadership from our young people, particularly our city's young women. All too often the voices of young women and girls are dismissed. That's why, I'm so excited to announce our 2020 Virtual Girls Summit, that will give our city's young women and girls the platform they need to make their voices heard."The event is free, and anyone interested in participating must...
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Sunday the cabinet would discuss King Al-Sultan Abdullah's rejection of his request that a state of emergency be declared in response to the coronavirus crisis. The king had said earlier that he did not see the need for a state of emergency. "The cabinet will discuss in more detail His Majesty's decree," Muhyiddin said in a statement. (Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Catherine Evans) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Asia, Malaysia
    Tony Bobulinski told reporters Thursday evening in Nashville, Tennessee, that he had met personally with former Vice President Joe Biden for an hour to discuss “the Bidens’ family business plans with the Chinese.” At a press conference, Bobulinski described the business arrangement, which recently emerged in emails uncovered by the New York Post and Breitbart News, in detail. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, proposed a joint venture between the Biden family and the now-bankrupt Chinese private energy company CEFC China Energy Co. The new entity was to be called Sinohawk, and Bobulinksi was to be the CEO. One email described a 10% stake for the “big guy” — whom Bobulinski said Wednesday was Joe Biden himself. On the campaign trail, Biden had told reporters: “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.” But Bobulinski told reporters that was a...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is meeting to discuss coronavirus vaccines. The 15-member panel consists of experts with various backgrounds. “From scientists to medical clinicians to lawyers,” says AHN Director of Microbiology Kelly Stefano, Ph.D. “It’s a group of experts who really have no vested interest, if you will, in making sure that vaccine A gets to market. And this sounds like it was a special convened meeting specifically to talk about what to do for a COVID vaccine.” The panel reviews a wide range of important information. “I would want to see the data from the vaccine. I would want to see the diversity of the population of people who were enrolled. I would want to know any adverse events or side effects that were observed. And I would like the immunogenicity, so how effective this vaccine was at eliciting an immune response...
    The Federalist obtained text messages that allegedly show Hunter Biden arranging a meeting with his business partners and his father, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, to discuss a deal with China Energy (CEFC). The texts are from May 2, 2017, according to Sean Davis, the co-founder of the Federalist, and show a discussion about whether documents will need translated in “simple Chinese or traditional.” The meeting is then arranged to be at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles in early May, according to the texts. Text messages obtained by @FDRLST show Hunter Biden personally arranging a meeting with his business partners and Joe Biden to discuss a major deal with CEFC, a Chinese energy company. The meeting occurred at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. in early May. Texts are from May 2, 2017. pic.twitter.com/nrSZC9vrtf — Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 22, 2020 David tweeted an image alleged to show a...
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — The Pasadena City Council Monday will discuss putting up a memorial honoring hometown legend Eddie Van Halen. Eddie Van Halen, guitarist with US hard rock band, Van Halen, poses for a studio portrait, in 1978. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images) The guitar icon, who died from cancer on Oct. 6 at age 65, attended school in Pasadena with his drum-playing older brother, Alex. Since Van Halen’s death, fans have been flocking to locations in the city to leave flowers, candles — and even a Fender guitar — in honor of the late guitar hero. According to city public information officer Lisa Derderian, the city council will discuss the possible memorial and that several city commissions may become involved if plans go forward. “We’ve had numerous requests from the public, both locally and internationally,” she said. “This is something that has gained attention around the world since his...
    SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s COVID-19 expert, plans to visit Santa Clara County next week and meet with local leaders to discuss the ongoing pandemic and logistics for lowering case numbers while establishing safe reopening plans. Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leader on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, intends to address regional and national successes and challenges. The event comes just days after Santa Clara County officials took a stand against allowing fans to attend sports events, denying the wishes of professional sports teams in the area like the San Francisco 49ers. The county saw one of the first deaths from COVID-19 and was the first to shut down professional sports events. Since then, the county appears to be getting the virus outbreak under control as its now in the orange tier of the state’s...
    Close Trump ally Richard Grenell secretly met with a representative from Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government last month in an effort to negotiate the dictator’s ceding of power, according to a report. Grenell, who previously served as acting director of National Intelligence and ambassador to Germany, met in mid-September with Jorge Rodríguez, the former vice president of the socialist country and a Maduro confidante, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday. The former Trump administration official, who currently handles LGBTQ outreach for the Republican National Committee, met with Rodríguez in Mexico, just outside the capital of Mexico City. When Grenell raised the topic of Maduro’s peaceful exit from power to Rodríguez, it was not clear if Maduro or Rodríguez would be open to the possibility, and the talks were eventually deemed unsuccessful, the outlet reported. Grenell’s meeting was not disclosed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or anyone else in the State Department...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This content was created exclusively for KSAT Explains, a weekly streaming show that dives deep into the biggest issues facing San Antonio and South Texas. Watch past episodes here and download the free KSAT-TV app to stay up on the latest. The city of San Antonio was one of three places in Texas to declare racism a public health crisis this summer. KSAT brought together three San Antonio residents, Glo Armmer, Pharaoh Clark and Josey Garcia, to discuss their experiences with racism and how they hope the city can tackle racism and inequalities. You can watch the entire conversation in the player below. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., says President Donald Trump should be persistent at Thursday’s presidential debate in discussing Hunter Biden allegedly profiting off his father’s position. It should be about Joe Biden. It should be about access to the administration, selling access to the administration. It should be about Hunter Biden traveling and utilizing that information, Zeldin said Wednesday during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s Spicer & Co. Hunter Biden’s own words – he says that he was given these positions because of his last name, because of his father’s position. They’ve confessed to certain elements here of trying to connect the dots. … The president should be persistent on it because Joe Biden’s first and second inclination when it comes up is going to be to change the subject to call it Russia disinformation. Trump has made clear he’s coming after Hunter Biden during the debate. His campaign has vowed that...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE on Wednesday joined Brené Brown on her podcast "Unlocking Us" to discuss empathy, unity and courage as he detailed some of his life experiences and his hopes for America. Within the first moments of the conversation, Biden spoke about his belief that the country needs unity. "[T]he only way this democracy can function is with consensus. And I spent my whole career figuring out how to bring people together, not separate them because otherwise, you end up in a circumstance where it all yields to executive power and to abusive power," he told Brown. My thoughts on power and leadership, and a conversation on empathy, unity, and courage with Vice President...
    (Reuters) - A panel of independent experts to the U.S. health regulator will decide on the nature of clinical trials that coronavirus vaccines should go through after receiving U.S. emergency use authorization. The panel will also deliberate whether during such trials, volunteers should continue to receive placebo - usually a mixture of salt and water - documents posted on the regulator's website showed on Wednesday. (https://bit.ly/2Tbdyuy) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) experts will also discuss on Thursday the criteria for allowing emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine and plans to monitor its safety after a regulatory go-ahead. "Emergency use authorization will be granted to a vaccine that shows a very good safety profile and efficacy at or around 60% better than placebo, but I don't think the vaccine trials right now are being run very scientifically," said Jared Holz, healthcare strategist for brokerage Jefferies. "Tomorrow's meeting will serve...
    Fox News’s Sean Hannity has a news crew staked outside of Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s home, urging him to address the Hunter Biden scandal. “Joe Biden, you have a lot of questions to answer, and It's time for you to answer them," Hannity said. "What did you know? When did you know it? Did you take a cut of your son's seedy international pay-for-play schemes?" Hannity said that a news team was outside the Delaware home and implored the former vice president to "walk outside of your house, leave your basement bunker, step out and answer these pressing questions.” "I know it's 9 p.m. Eastern, Joe, but if you are awake, we have a camera right outside of your house right now," Hannity said. "We will be more than happy to hear you out." Putting a crew outside of Biden’s home comes after the New York Post published...
    The Georgia Department of Health has responded to a request to amend a state administrative order by the superintendent of the Bulloch County School System as part of a discussion in an ongoing dispute about quarantining exposed students and teachers. “The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) “remains steadfast,” in its statewide guidance for how those directly exposed to COVID-19 are quarantined,” according to correspondence delivered to the school system on Monday. The ongoing discussions have been between DPH Commissioner Kathleen Toomey and Charles Wilson, superintendent of Bulloch County Schools. The response came after Wilson made a written request for the DPH to “immediately revise” and “equally and appropriately” enforce its standing Administrative Order, particularly for all schools across the state. Commissioner Toomey’s correspondence was emailed to Wilson by Jennifer Dalton, the DPH’s legal counsel. “Currently, the CDC recommends that...
    YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has left for Brussels to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with NATO and European Union officials, his office said on Wednesday. During the visit he will meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and European Council President Charles Michel, it said. Armenia expects NATO and EU leaders to do "everything possible" to stop the fighting and to "bring to life" a ceasefire deal, it said. The trip follows more than three weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountain enclave that is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is governed by ethnic Armenians. (Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan, Writing by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Andrew Heavens) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Iran, Armenia, Turkey, Russia, United States, European Union, Middle East, Europe
              Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed MNPS District Six school board member Fran Bush to the studio to discuss her experience and what motivated her to run for the MNPS Board of Education. Leahy: We are delighted to have in the studio as our guest, a member of the Metro Nashville Public School Board of Education Fran Bush. Good morning Fran. Bush: Good morning. Thank you for having me. Good morning. Leahy: Well, we are delighted to have you here Fran. And it’s been very interesting tracking what’s going on with Metro Nashville Public Schools. Now just to set this up. There are nine members of the board of education. Is that right?...
              Live from Virginia Tuesday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed policy advisor, commentator, and farmer Martha Boneta to the show. During the program, Fredericks and Boneta discussed their shock of Denver Riggleman’s comments on CNN where he threw President Trump under the bus in regards to a QAnon issue. They both reflected on how much they had done to get him elected and felt his actions were not only a stab in the back to the President and themselves but also to hard-working American’s. Fredericks: Joining me now Martha Boneta and the sometimes host of The John Fredericks...
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — The Abington School Board is holding a virtual meeting Tuesday night to discuss its school reopening plans. The district started the school year virtually and is now thinking about moving to a hybrid plan. A group of parents in the district want their children physically in the classrooms, saying virtual learning is not learning. Other parents are in favor of continuing remote learning past the first marking period. MORE FROM CBS3: Stimulus Package Update: What Happens To The Economy Without A Second Stimulus? 3 Delaware Women Arrested After Robbery, Pursuit In Wilmington, State Police Say Troopers Find Driver Shot To Death In Vehicle While Responding To Crash On I-95 In Delaware County, Police Say
    BOSTON (CBS) – Many families are wondering what to do about Thanksgiving this year because of the risks associated with Covid-19. Many doctors say a large family gathering is a recipe for inviting the virus in. So what are you going to do, during the holiday of family and food? “I get that question every day,” said Dr. Shira Doron of Tufts Medical Center. “I can’t make that decision, because risk is a very personal consideration.” Dr. Doron explained there is no such thing as a large family celebration with zero risk. Even if precautions aren’t taken. READ: CDC Guidelines For Thanksgiving For the Maier family in the South Shore, they discussed whether or not to bring their daughter home from college down south. “What kind of risks was it going to entail for our family, and then what are the safeguards can you put in place,” said Paul Maier....
    How FBI says Michigan gov kidnapping plot went from texts, small gatherings to raid How to Practically and Specifically Help Restaurants This Election Year Presidential debate commission to meet Monday to discuss potential rule changes ahead of final contest © Win McNamee/Getty Images The debate stage is set for U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to participate in the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Commission on Presidential Debates will meet Monday afternoon to discuss potential rule changes to the final contest between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, two members of the commission tell CNN. "We are going to consider what changes we are going to make with regards to the debate on Thursday night," one commission member said. The member added that there is a...
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    SAN ANTONIO – Public transportation is an ongoing issue in San Antonio and as Election Day nears, voters will help decide a future plan for VIA Transit. President and CEO of VIA, Jeff Arndt, joined Leading SA to break down the current state of public transit and what could be next for the company. “We bring in under $200 million a year to support our operation. Dallas brings in $600 million. Houston brings in $758 million on those orders of magnitude,” Arndt said. Arndt said even though VIA covers a huge area, the organization only asked for half of the sales tax as compared to other Texas cities. “We have the spread of things thin, which means we end up with relatively infrequent service, and that makes the service more difficult to use, the trips longer to take. And people with other options are going to opt for those options...
    Welcome to the first week of the 25th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas! Because of the ongoing pandemic, this year’s free celebration of the written word is going virtual. For 25 days, writers, poets, artists, storytellers and bookstore exhibitors will be featured in 25 panels and readings — all viewable from the comfort of your home. Here’s what’s happening this week and how to tune in: This week’s lineup Monday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar will discuss his latest novel, “Homeland Elegies,” with acclaimed writer and religion scholar Reza Aslan. Akhtar’s deeply personal novel tells an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, at its heart this is the story of a father, a son and the country they call home. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m.:...
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    Deutsche Presse-Agentur TEHRAN, Iran _ Iran said on Saturday that it would enter into talks with Ukraine next week over compensation for the accidental shoot-down of a passenger plane in January, resulting in 176 deaths. Talks are to begin Monday when experts will first investigate the technical and legal details of the incident, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharwand told the ISNA news agency. The Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737 was shot down by Iranian air forces shortly after take-off on January 8, killing all 176 people on board. Passengers were from Ukraine, Iran, Canada, Afghanistan, Britain and Sweden. Iran had initially blamed the crash on a technical problem but then admitted to unintentionally shooting down the airliner amid heightened tensions with U.S. forces in neighboring Iraq. In its final report on the crash from mid-July, the Iranian aviation agency spoke of “human error,” saying a malfunctioning radar system caused...
    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An International Criminal Court delegation is to visit Sudan to discuss the cases of ousted president Omar al-Bashir and other former officials, the government said on Saturday. The delegation, led by prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, would discuss "cooperation" with Sudan over the wanted men, without naming them, according to the statement. It is the first visit by the court since Bashir was ousted last year. Bashir, who has been jailed in Khartoum since he was toppled after mass protests last year, is wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. The Hague-based court issued arrest warrants for him in 2009 and 2010 accusing him of masterminding atrocities in his campaign to crush a revolt in Darfur region. Sudan has also detained Ahmed Haroun and Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein, two former officials who are wanted for crimes against humanity...
    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Lawmakers discussed on Thursday ways to strengthen Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws. The Senate Majority Policy Committee held a workshop in West Chester, where they discussed Sen. Tom Killion’s bill. It would expand the protection of the state’s hate crime statutes to those with physical or intellectual disabilities. “Sending the message that we do not, we advocate on behalf of these people who deserve our protection and help is such a powerful message. So even if we don’t see a slew of cases that come across our desk, I highly suggest this is where we need to go in order to show we do not [condone] hate of any kind,” Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan said. The legislation was inspired by the attack on a man with cerebral palsy outside a West Chester convenience store in 2017.
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's chief negotiator David Frost will talk to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday about whether talks with the European Union should continue or not, said Sky News reporter Sam Coates. "David Frost set to talk to Boris Johnson today about whether talks should continue or there's no point and we should move to planning for no trade deal," said Coates on twitter. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by Sarah Young, editing by Paul Sandle) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales, Chief Public Defender Michael Young, and state Rep. Ina Minjarez of San Antonio will discuss justice reform as part of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Finding the Way Forward series. Jessica S. Henry will moderate. Henry is a former public defender in New York City, a member of the Department of Justice Studies faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and the author of “Smoke But No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes That Never Happened.” Gonzales, Young, and Minjarez will address topics including: indigent defense in Bexar County and the role of the public defender’s office, bail reform, the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system on the poor, and weigh in on the national conversation about cutting police budgets and ensuring police accountability. Gonzales took office as Bexar County DA in 2019. He is a former prosecutor, former criminal...
    The Duchess of Sussex donned a dress by an African-American designer who focuses on 'the health of people and the planet' as she discussed 'courageous leadership' during a virtual summit yesterday.   Meghan Markle, 39, joined  Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit from her $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara and insisted that all social media users are like 'people who are addicted to drugs' - despite spending many years as a prolific Instagram user.  The mother-of-one, who is known for her love of designer brands and rarely wears the same outfits twice, looked elegant in a blue and white strappy dress from African American designer Tracy Reese's sustainable label Hope for Flowers for the occasion.  Tracy is a favourite among celebrities including Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, with her sustainable brand focusing on 'the health of people, planet, and equity in profit.'  Appearing on the call, the Duchess swept...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The coronavirus pandemic has forced several WPIAL games, teams, and seasons to be postponed or worse – canceled. Those cancellations and postponements will certainly have an effect on playoffs. However, the WPIAL Board of Directors will be meeting on Wednesday to determine what happens in the playoffs. The WPIAL football committee met last week to determine how they would handle canceled games that might affect playoff positioning, but that plan must be approved by the WPIAL Board of Directors. Playoff positioning is usually determined by conference records and WPIAL points, or a head-to-head competition would be used in the case of a tie. However, because some games were canceled, not all teams in certain classes such as 6A, which is the larger schools, played the same amount of games – meaning the committee may have to determine which teams are playoff eligible....
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    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will talk about the progress of the Brexit negotiations on Wednesday afternoon, Johnson's Downing Street office said on Tuesday. "They agreed to stay in touch on the progress in the negotiations when they spoke earlier this month," Downing Street said. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Costas Pitas, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    DWTS Recap: 80s Week Ends in a Shocking Elimination $5 a Week & the State of Unemployment Benefits Across the US Walker Buehler was in no mood to discuss his tight pants Walker Buehler was in no mood to talk about his tight pants after his Los Angeles Dodgers lost Game 1 of the NLCS to the Atlanta Braves 5-1 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on Monday night. © Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Walker Buehler was in no mood to discuss his tight after his Dodgers lost Game 1 of the NLCS. Buehler started for the Dodgers and allowed one run over five-plus innings. He left in the top of the sixth with the game tied at one. But while he was on the mound, those watching the game couldn’t help but notice his tight pants. © Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Walker Buehler was in no mood...
    PARIS (Reuters) - The French cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss further measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Junior Housing Minister Emmanuelle Wargon said. When asked on Sud Radio about the likelihood of a curfew for cities such as Paris where cases are surging, she referred back to Prime Minister Jean Castex' comments that no options can be ruled out. (Reporting by Dominique Vidalon, Sudip Kar-Gupta) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    BOSTON (CBS) – It looks like a Zoom meeting but it’s called a court listening session. Judge Shannon Frison said it is relatively new and began as a way to address some of the angst folks are feeling. The pandemic has forced the sessions online, but the idea is the same, to give the community an open forum to ask judges questions and learn more about the court process. At the same time judges hear the community’s concerns. The focus of one meeting was racial inequality. Judge Frison told WBZ, “It is present everywhere including the court system.” Judge Shannon Frison (WBZ-TV) Last summer Judge Frison posted on Facebook her own frustration, telling the I-Team, implicit bias is systemic. “We as Americans have that bias, against darker skin against African features,” Frison said. That bias was found in a four-year Harvard Law School study. Data showed that...
    Meghan Markle may no longer have official royal status but she seems determined to claim a crown of her own making - as queen of the virtual summit.  The 39-year-old is set to take part in yet another online event this week - the Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit - during which she will speak about 'courageous leadership' and share how she learned to 'lead on a global stage'.  However, anyone hoping to watch the Duchess of Sussex's latest online appearance will have to fork out an impressive $1,750 for the privilege, with tickets to the summit limited to invited guests who are willing to pay the hefty registration fee.  Making a statement: Meghan Markle is set to take part in yet another virtual summit this week, when she wil join the Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen event  Opinions: The 39-year-old is set to...
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    This week is a real free-for-all, with virtual events bringing the world to you. Take a serious or silly look at the upcoming election, meet artists and learn the latest on COVID-19. Then on Saturday, get out of the house for World Archaeology Day. Here are the ten best free things to do this week. COVID-19 Webinar: Colorado Six Months in Monday, October 12, 8:30 a.m. What has Colorado learned about the coronavirus since March? How has the state's response evolved since that first wave of cases in the spring, and what insights have we gained about communication, testing, tradeoffs and the efficacy of public-health guidance? During this free public webinar presented by the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Kacey...
    Malcolm X discussed an unlikely pact with the Ku Klux Klan in 1961 in which the white supremacist hate group would help carve out a 'separate state' for black Americans, a new book says.  The civil rights leader met the racist Klansmen at a secret summit in Atlanta where they discussed their shared opposition to racial integration, it is claimed.   The Klan even suggested an alliance with the Nation of Islam to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr who was leading the drive for school desegregation, according to an account of the meeting in the book The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X. The book, seen by The Times, also reveals that the meeting was infiltrated by an FBI agent going undercover in the Klan.  Ku Klux Klan members (file image: Klansmen wearing their notorious white costumes) met with Malcolm X to discuss an unlikely alliance in 1961,...
    BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's parliament gathered on Saturday to discuss the appointment of a new government after days of unrest, but it remained unclear whether it had the 61-person quorum, a Reuters correspondent reported from the meeting room. Deputies convened and took their seats in a conference hall in the presidential residence while faction leaders held private talks with speaker Myktybek Abdyldayev. (Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Mark Potter) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's parliament was set to meet on Saturday and potentially vote in a new government to end a power vacuum in the strategically important Central Asian nation which has been gripped by unrest since a contested Oct. 4 election. The former Soviet republic of 6.5 million hosts a Russian military airbase and serves as a hub for trade with neighbouring China. It is also home to a large Canadian-owned mining operation. Military checkpoints were put up overnight around capital Bishkek and armoured personnel carriers were spotted in the city after President Sooronbai Jeenbekov ordered troops to deploy and re-establish order amid flare-ups of violence. The parliament planned to gather in the presidential residence on the outskirts of Bishkek, after its own offices were ransacked by protesters who seized key government buildings on Tuesday. Russia, which exerts significant influence on Kyrgyzstan, this week described the situation as "chaos"....