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    New York : The coronavirus has taken the lives of millions of people around the world and sadly, It has prevented the family or those close to them from being able to say goodbye as they really wanted. Unfortunately, the same has happened with people who have died from another type of disease, since due to security protocols established by the health authorities, it is suggested not to carry out large funerals, as well as to avoid opening the coffins in order to avoid still plus the spread of viruses. The pandemic has caused funeral agencies work at forced marches and sadly, this has caused “confusion” to occur when delivering the bodies or remains from the deceased to their loved ones. That was the case of a family in Michoacán, Mexico, where some children watched over their mother’s body, who lost her life at the age of 61, a...
    "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" That’s Latin for "who watches the watchers?" It’s a key question as lawmakers try to understand what went wrong protecting the Capitol on Jan. 6 from one of the most malevolent insurrections ever mounted against the American government. Why was intelligence gathering — and sharing — so deficient leading up to the riot? Why weren’t Capitol Police better prepared? FBI DIRECTOR WRAY TESTIFIES ON CAPITOL RIOT And better yet, who makes sure the Capitol Police are up to the job? "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" Ultimately, the job comes down to the lawmakers themselves. House and Senate Committees have oversight of the sergeants at arms and Capitol Police. Appropriations panels doled out a half billion dollars in money last fiscal year to the USCP. And yet, they got overrun on Jan. 6. VideoSo what does it take for lawmakers to conduct better supervision of the very agency...
    South still grappling with water crisis following devastating winter storm Senate Democrats prepare to advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan without a $15-an-hour minimum wage © Patrick Semansky/AP Photo President Joe Biden speaks in Texas. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo President Joe Biden has reportedly begun talks with lawmakers about infrastructure spending. His plan to rebuild roads and bridges may have a "hefty price tag," The Associated Press reported.  Biden's team has used this month's harsh winter storm in Texas to talk about his plans.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden and members of his administration have begun talking with congressional lawmakers about his plans to invest in the nation's infrastructure, according to The Associated Press.  Load Error Billions of dollars would go to transportation and infrastructure projects as part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed by House lawmakers on Friday. ...
    Aly Raisman has slammed USA Gymnastics and called for an 'independent investigation' into the organization after former coach John Geddert killed himself on Thursday following human trafficking and sexual assault charges.  Geddert, 63, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound just hours after he was brought up on two dozen charges in Michigan in connection with the abuse of young gymnasts, WLNS-TV reported. He had ties to disgraced former team doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually abused hundreds of gymnasts, including Raisman. In a series of tweets, the Olympian, 26, detailed how USA Gymnastics failed to protect her and others, recalling how she was forced to travel alone with Nassar and Geddert when she a teen.   Hitting back: Aly Raisman (pictured at 2012 Olympics) slammed USA Gymnastics and called for an 'independent investigation' after former coach John Geddert killed himself on Thursday Scandal: Geddert, 63, (left) was charged with two dozen...
    A 21-year-old student has alleged that he was sexually assaulted by Alexander Wang at a New York City club in 2019.  Keaton Bullen told BBC that he encountered the fashion designer, who has been accused of sexual assault by other men, at the Fishbowl club in Midtown Manhattan on August 24, 2019.  Bullen, who says he was with a friend, claimed he and Wang first talked about their alma mater, Parsons School of Design, before Wang invited them to his table.  He alleges that Wang offered them vodka before getting them to the dance floor and unzipped his pants.  'All of a sudden he unzipped my trousers, put his hands in my pants and started grabbing my penis in front of a bunch of people,' Bullen told the BBC.  'I completely froze. He then said: "I want to take you home with me,"' Bullen alleged.  Scroll down for video   ...
    Robinhood, the investing platform at the center of last month's stock market frenzy, announced Monday that it had added a live customer phone line and other customer support features. The news came just weeks after a CBS News investigation detailed customer service practices that left users to navigate high-risk trades by themselves.  In one case, a family says ineffective customer support may have even contributed to the death of their son. Alex Kearns died last year at age 20, mistakenly believing he'd owed nearly $750,000 trading a sophisticated financial instrument called options on Robinhood. In a lawsuit reported first by CBS News, his family accused Robinhood of wrongful death, negligent infliction of emotional distress and unfair business practices. The platform announced a host of changes Monday to their customer support systems, including expanded live phone support for customers dealing with account security. The company also added a feature for...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Houston on Friday as the state works to recover from major winter storms and power outages."The President will meet with local leaders to discuss the winter storm, relief efforts, progress toward recovery and the incredible resilience shown by the people of Houston and Texas," Psaki said at Tuesday's White House press briefing, outlining some of the details. "While in Texas, the President will also visit a Covid health center where vaccines are being distributed," she added.Psaki said additional details of the trip are still coming together and will be released once they are finalized.This story is breaking and will be updated.
    NEWLY-single Kris Boyson hit the shops today - with his famous bulge very much on display. The 31-year-old trainer, who recently broke up with model Bianca Gascoigne, wore his trademark eye-wateringly tight trousers in Kent. 4Kris Boyson hit the shops today in his trademark tight-fitting tracksuitCredit: BackGrid Kris, who also dated Katie Price, was snapped in a mask and clinging grey tracksuit at a Shell petrol station. He hopped out of his car with a small man bag and filled up the motor before heading in to pay. The trainer was seen emerging from the shop moments later - putting on the eye-popping display - before driving away. Kris is no stranger to a bulge photograph, having appeared variously in tight jeans, tight white trousers and tight denim shorts over the years. 4He was seen filling up his car at a petrol station near his home in KentCredit: BackGrid 4The...
    (CNN)When winter storms bring extreme cold, snow and ice as far south as Texas and Louisiana, power outages from downed lines are expected. What is not expected is a grid meltdown on the scale that occurred in Texas this week, which wiped out power across much of the state and left millions to fend for themselves in some of the coldest temperatures this part of the country has ever seen.While Texas has borne the brunt of the damage and suffering from this storm, experts say other states and grid operators should take notice. Texas produces more power than any other state. Heres why it went dark anywayExactly what role climate change played in bringing frigid arctic air to the country's midsection is a matter of scientific debate.However, scientists are confident that global warming is likely to bring new threats to critical infrastructure -- from more intense and frequent heat...
    Britain needs to find a way of dealing with technology giants such as Facebook after the social media company blocked all news content in Australia, the government warned today.    The warning comes as Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country's fight to make Facebook pay for news content could go global as he has already had 'promising' talks with other world leaders.  'Ultimately, we've got to as a government, in our country, we've got to find a way of dealing with what is now a very very well established, a very important part of people's lives, which is social media and social media companies,' Foreign Office Minister James Cleverly told the BBC.  'We need to find ways of making sure that the commercial relationships with these big tech giants work.'  Scott Morrison, who angrily lashed out at Facebook yesterday after the site banned all news content, said today that he...
    Having a lie-in at the weekend when you are used to getting up early all week can affect your mood and increase the risk of depression, according to a new study. Experts from the Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan's academic medical centre used sleep and mood data from 2,1000 early career doctors taken over a year. An irregular sleep schedule can increase the risk of depression just as much as getting fewer hours of sleep overall or staying up late regularly, they found. Sleeping in on a Sunday can even affect your Monday morning mood, they found, and make you as grumpy as you would be had you stayed up late on Sunday night.  Researchers haven't studied the affect of mixed sleep schedules on the wider population but believe it could apply to anyone with irregular patterns of slumber.  Having a lie-in at the weekend when you are...
    Australia has been plunged into a state of shock after Facebook ambushed the country with its unjustified ban on news - but it's far from the first time the so-called social network has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.  The social media juggernaut, helmed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on Thursday banned Aussies from reading and sharing local news in response to a world-first law to make tech companies pay media outlets for the content they use. When Australians went to reliable Facebook news accounts they were ominously met with a message saying 'no posts' were available - and even non-news pages providing desperately needed services were banned. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has condemned the 'arrogant and disappointing' move while refusing to bow to intimidation from the tech giant.  A former Facebook CEO even encouraged Australians to delete the app in protest at the 'irresponsible' and 'reckless' new policy. Daily...
    The hashtags #DeleteFacebook and #BoycottZuckerberg are trending on Twitter as some Australians delete their profiles in protest at platform completely banning news from the platform.   Outraged users are sharing their final Facebook posts and asking friends to send their phone numbers before they delete the platform for good. Facebook has banned Australian news outlets from sharing content, and has also inadvertently blocked charities, government agencies and smaller businesses.   The hashtags #DeleteFacebook and #BoycottZuckerberg are trending on Twitter as some Australian's delete their profiles to protest the platform's news ban. Pictured: Megan Bridger-Darling said she was going to delete her Facebook account Former Deputy Mayor of Maribyrnong, Victoria, Megan Bridger-Darling posted on Facebook that she was deleting her profile (pictured)  Former Deputy Mayor of Maribyrnong, Victoria, Megan Bridger-Darling, deleted her Facebook account on Thursday and told followers they could find her on 'Twitter, email, phone, and occasionally in the...
    The last of National Guard troops left in Washington D.C. in the fallout from the Capitol attack last month will finally leave the nation's capital in mid-March and return to their home states. 'The plan right now is to end this mission by the middle of March,' Department of Defense Press Secretary John Kirby told Fox News on Tuesday evening. By inauguration day on January 20, more than 25,000 National Guardsmen and women were placed at the Capitol and throughout Washington. That number swiftly dwindled to 7,000 after Joe Biden was sworn in, but a presence remained due to potential 'civil unrest,' according to a D.C. national security official. The massive and persistent military showing came as lawmakers expressed concerned of potential threats surrounding the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, which concluded Saturday with the former president's acquittal. 'We're obviously constantly in touch with the Department of Homeland Security, the...
    Parler has announced its official relaunch a month after it was shut down in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riots. The conservative social media site delivered the news in a statement obtained on Monday but did not disclose where its relaunched site is being hosted. 'Parler, the world's #1 free speech social media platform with over 20 million users, is announcing its official relaunch today, built on sustainable, independent technology and not reliant on so-called "Big Tech" for its operations,' the statement read.  'Parler's relaunch - open to Americans of all viewpoints - is available immediately.'  The statement also included a quote from Parler's new Interim CEO Mark Meckler, who stepped in after the previous chief executive, founder Mark Matze, was fired earlier this month.  'Parler was built to offer a social media platform that protects free speech and values privacy and civil discourse,' Meckler said.  'When Parler...
    LINCOLN Project co-founder Steve Schmidt was grilled by Real Time host Bill Maher just hours after he quit in the wake of the John Weaver scandal. Maher quizzed Schmidt on the Project's finances but ducked out of asking the former co-founder about the John Weaver interview that rocked the anti-Trump Republicans. 3Steve Schmidt said he stepped down from the group to allow for a more diverse leadership as those in charge were all white and maleCredit: Real Time/HBO 3Maher shot down Schmidt's brags about their anti-Trump messagesCredit: Real Time/HBO Despite reports that The Lincoln Project has been aware of 10 allegations as early as June last year, Schmidt was not quized on Weaver's predatory behaviour. In a statement shared on Twitter, Schmidt said he wished John Weaver, who is under investigation, was not a co-founder of the group. Schmidt also explained that he is stepping down because “presently, the Lincoln Project board is...
    A protester against Robnhood and it's CEO holds signs in San Francisco.Lupe Mejia | CNBC Some Robinhood traders who can't get in touch with customer service are trying another tactic: showing up at its front door. A handful of Robinhood's clients have driven to the start-up's headquarters in California, demanding to speak to a representative and in some cases, vandalizing the property, according to police reports. A total of ten reports from January 28 to February 9 obtained by CNBC detail frustration with the trading start-up. Some customers attempted to explain account issues to security guards outside the one-story, nondescript building in the Bay Area suburb, and were given a paper form to fill out. There were no Robinhood-related police reports prior to that date this year, the department said. A Menlo Park police spokesperson said the incidents include as many as 15 people protesting outside of the office, and...
    GEORGIA Harrison blasted Twitter for allowing X-rated videos in the wake of her alleged Stephen Bear revenge porn ordeal. The Love Island star, 26, shared a screenshot from Twitter reporting an account called "The UK's Best British Porn Videos". 5Georgia Harrison slammed Twitter for allowing porn on their siteCredit: Getty Images - Getty The social media site told Georgia that the account violated their rules against "abuse and harassment". The star said: "Thank you to my beautiful fans that report to support rather than watch something nobody has any right to see" She added: "Also @twitter do better u don't see this s*** on @instagram or @tiktok" This comes after her ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear was re-bailed today until March 3. 5Georgia called out Twitter on her InstagramCredit: Instagram The Ex On The Beach star was held by cops on his 31st birthday last month over claims he posted...
    A new sexual consent app in Denmark allows lovers to grant permission from their smartphones - after the country toughened its rape laws to require explicit consent.  The press of a button on the iConsent app gives permission for 'one intercourse' which is valid for 24 hours and can be withdrawn at any time.  But the app has met with a cool reception in Denmark, where one newspaper called it 'as unsexy as another corona press conference'.   The encrypted data is stored on the app in case it is needed for criminal inquiries, although experts have cast doubt on whether it would ever really be used in court.  A new app launched in Denmark allows people to register their sexual consent with their smartphones after the country toughened its rape laws in December   Denmark's parliament passed a new law in December expanding the definition of rape to include any...
    Extremist paramilitary groups are joining forces in the wake of the attack on the United States Capitol, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. According to the publication, Justin Thayer, head of the Georgia III percent Martyrs — the group that provided security for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — said the groups are advocating for Georgia’s secession from the union. “The way patriots are now being hunted down and arrested by fellow men and women who have taken the same oath has disheartened any faith I had in the redemption or reformation of the USA as one entity.” Thayer said his group has aligned with the American Patriots USA and the American Brotherhood of Patriots. The former is headed by Chester Doles, who the AJC claimed is known for his associations with various neo-Nazi hate groups over the years. Doles has also confirmed to the outlet that the militia groups are working together...
    A sleep tech firm has launched an AI mattress that can readjust to ensure the user is in the most comfortable position throughout the night.  Called Emma Motion, the bed uses 360 motion sensors to detect even the smallest amount of pressure and reacts by moulding to the sleeper's body.  Emma Motion works for anyone regardless of how much they toss and turn to provide 'maximum comfort and ultimate ergonomics' and also features a heat-conducting sleep that keeps users cool.   The mattress has been launched in France and Belgium this month for 2,499 euros (about £2,200) and will be released in the UK later this year.   Scroll down for video  Emma Motion connects to a power source via a cable but it operates silently during the night.  The top of the mattress is covered in a layer of foam, but directly below this is an Infinite AI Sensor, which is...
    No charges recommended for officer who shot Ashli Babbitt during Capitol riot, source says California prison transfer led to dozens of deaths and endangered thousands – state watchdog The Angels have suspended Mickey Callaway in the wake of reporters’ accusations of unwanted advances On Monday night, The Athletic ran a detailed piece from Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang that featured five women in sports media saying that former New York Mets’ manager and current Los Angeles Angels’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway made unwanted sexual advances to them, including sending three of them inappropriate photographs. The Angels responded with a terse statement (tweeted at 9:40 p.m. ET, 6:40 p.m. PT) saying they’d investigate alongside MLB, but that statement didn’t even include a suspension for Callaway (seen above in 2018 during his time with the Mets). On Tuesday, at 3:33 p.m. ET (so almost 17 hours after their first statement), the...
    A traveling ICU nurse has revealed the heartbreaking conversation she has with COVD-19 patients before they are intubated and put on a ventilator. Savanna, who lives in Tennessee but is currently stationed at a hospital in New York City, shared a TikTok video of herself re-enacting how she tells patients with advanced coronavirus cases that they need to be intubated.  'Every single day, I help someone's body fight off death with a huge team of others in the hospital,' the 28-year-old told BuzzFeed. 'I hope people take away that healthcare workers are here to help them.'
    A couple could not believe their eyes when they woke up to discover a crocodile in their swimming pool. Jacob Breytenbach and his wife Angel, from Moedwil, in the North West province of South Africa, were checking their security cameras before letting their pets out when they spotted the 10ft reptile lurking at the bottom of their pool. The couple called a team of animal specialists to help remove the creature from their property and footage captured by Mr Breytenbach shows the men trying to hook a rope around the reptile's jaws to haul it out of the water. A team of animal specialists try to remove the crocodile after it was found by Jacob and Angel Breytenbach at their home in Moedwil, South Africa Members of staff try to loop the rope around the crocodile's mouth and remove it from the pool As the team try...
    (CNN)Philadelphia's acting deputy health commissioner has resigned, days after the city's failed partnership with the organization Philly Fighting COVID (PFC) came to light.The city cut ties with PFC Tuesday amid reports the non-profit shifted to a for-profit entity. There were also concerns over PFC's patient data collection and protection practices.Dr. Caroline Johnson, the acting deputy health commissioner, is believed to have given two Covid-19 vaccine vendors, PFC and the Black Doctors Covid-19 Consortium, information that was "not available to all potential applicants" for a request for proposal, Philadelphia Department of Public Health director of communications James Garrow told CNN in a statement Saturday. Philadelphia severs ties with Covid-19 testing and vaccine organization after losing trust in them"When presented with this information, Dr. Johnson tendered her resignation," Garrow said. "While these actions may have been intended to help advance the City's vaccine distribution effort, the Health Commissioner has accepted her resignation...
    MARCUS RASHFORD has hit out at vile racists in the wake of Manchester United's draw with Arsenal. The striker, 23, revealed on Twitter that he had been targeted on social media and bravely stood up to the trolls. 1Man Utd star Marcus Rashford is a leader on and off the fieldCredit: AP:Associated Press In nicer news, @arsenal thank you for the match day programme, really lovely touch that was appreciated. Although I would have felt better if we’d taken the 3 points.. pic.twitter.com/8FoykqrTu2— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) January 30, 2021 He said: "Humanity and social media at its worst. Yes I’m a black man and I live every day proud that I am. "No one, or no one comment, is going to make me feel any different. So sorry if you were looking for a strong reaction, you’re just simply not going to get it here "I’m not sharing...
    Rep. Paul Gosar objects to the counting of the electoral votes certified by his own state. Donald Trump may have told the Proud Boys to “stand by” until he summoned them to Washington for a “wild” time, but he was far from the first to make connections between the Republican Party and militant white supremacists. He may not even be the worst. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene may have an endless closet full of anti-Semitism and calls for violence. But Republicans like Rep. Paul Gosar and Rep. Andy Biggs have being going straight to the source for years—meeting with violent white militias and encouraging them toward violence. As Dave Neiwert regularly shows, both the Republican Party and the right-wing media regularly defend, encourage, and connect with leaders of groups that are nothing less than armed terrorist groups. And in a new report from The New York Times, Republicans can be seen working...
    RITA Ora has been deserted by Instagram fans after 200,000 unfollow her in the wake of her lockdown-breaking birthday party. The singer celebrated her 30th birthday in November last year by holding a secret bash with celebrity friends in a swanky Notting Hill restaurant. 5Rita Ora has been deserted by more than 200,000 followers on Instagram after her lockdown-breaking birthday party When news of the party came to light, Rita was immediately faced with a huge backlash, and has gone on to lose a large amount of her followers. In fact, more than 200,000 people have removed Rita from their feeds, however, she still has a pretty decent 16 million people who continue to follow her. However, some were left shocked to discover the star STILL hasn't changed her 30th birthday Instagram post - which claimed she "didn't do anything to celebrate". One shared screenshots to Twitter and...
    Katherine Heigl has hit back at the career-blighting claims she is 'ungrateful' and 'difficult', insisting that she has been falsely portrayed as 'unprofessional' by people who 'didn't like her opinions'.  The 42-year-old's once-successful film and TV career has long been overshadowed by reports about her behavior, and in recent years her on-screen success has taken something of a nosedive - leaving her suffering from such bad anxiety that she reached a point where she 'felt like she'd rather be dead'.  However Heigl is resolute in her claims that any allegations about her bad behavior have come as a result of misunderstandings, telling the Washington Post: 'I may have said a couple of things you didn’t like, but then that escalated to "she’s ungrateful," then that escalated to "she’s difficult," and that escalated to "she’s unprofessional."'   Not difficult: Katherine Heigl is opening up about the perception that she is 'difficult' to...
    A West Palm Beach condominium has unanimously voted to drop its Trump Plaza legal name in the wake of the January 6 storming of the Capitol. The Trump Plaza condo board voted on January 19 to change the name of the two luxurious towers which has paved the way for its residents to vote on a new name, the Palm Beach Post reported. 'It's been a long time in coming,' one Trump Plaza owner told the Post.  'Most of us are relieved that the name will finally be off the buildings.' Trump Plaza in Palm Beach has voted to change its name in the wake of the January 6 storming of the Capitol Giant letters adorning the top of the Palm Beach towers and at their base have also recently been removed DailyMail.com has reached out to the Trump Organization for additional comment about the condo vote.  The...
    ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Minnesota officials are weighing more permanent plans for increased security at the state capitol grounds in light of protests and violent threats that they say have underscored the importance of enhancing procedures to ensure a safe space for lawmakers, staff and the public after the pandemic recedes. The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security on Friday convened to begin discussing future options. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan asked public safety leaders and state lawmakers to bring forth ideas for policy and budget proposals in the coming weeks for the legislature to consider. Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said there were 117 protests or rallies at the capitol in 2020, which is about one every three days. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has tracked 88 potential threats since June 2020 and there was a warning of potential violence just within the last two weeks that triggered an...
    Jill Biden, in her first solo outing as first lady, stopped on Capitol Hill to thank National Guard members for their service during her husband's inauguration. She noted the Biden's were a National Guard family, invoking the memory of the late Beau Biden, who served in the Delaware National Guard. 'The National Guard will always hold a special place in the hearts of all the Bidens,' she said.  Beau Biden served in Iraq in 2008 and received a visit from his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, at Camp Victory in 2009. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015.  Jill Biden carried a basket filled with chocolate-chip cookies for the service members, who had to spend part of Thursday's cold night in a garage after being told they could not take their breaks in the Capitol. The report of the guards' treatment caused outrage among lawmakers and the service...
    Jill Biden shelves the Melania era and follows in Michelle Obama’s wake
    President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE’s term of office will end at noon on Wednesday, but his impact will reverberate for years. To his critics — not all of them Democrats — Trump has been a uniquely destructive figure, traducing every norm, insulting every opponent and sowing havoc across the nation. Those traits reached their nadir in the Jan. 6 insurrectionary violence at the Capitol, which shocked the world and, soon afterward, made Trump the first president in history to be impeached on two occasions.  The Senate will in time render its verdict on whether he was guilty of incitement of insurrection. Trump still has his defenders, of course. Seventy-four million people voted for him...
    Members of the Metro D.C. Police on day after a pro-Trump insurgency As senators sheltered in place, a violent mob burst through the doors of the Capitol and began moving directly toward the doors to the Senate Chamber. Thinking fast, Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman moved to draw the attention of the QAnon-shirted man at the front of the invasion. Goodman then taunted the group, daring them to follow him. He then led them up a flight of stairs, away from the Senate, and toward a location where additional officers could join him to help containing the group. Goodman’s fast thinking and willingness to put himself in the middle of a dangerous situation has made him a hero of the Trumpist insurgency. In just a matter of seconds, he may have become the deciding factor between events that were merely shocking, and a bloodbath in the Senate. Goodman was not the only one. As...
    A majority of Americans, 56%, say Donald Trump should be removed from office and barred from ever holding elected office again, while a slightly slimmer majority, 54%, think he should be criminally charged for inciting the riot at the Capitol last week, according to the latest ABC/Washington Post poll. Even 1 in 8 Republicans support indicting Trump. When asked if Trump has acted responsibly, just 30% of respondents agreed while 66% said he has acted irresponsibly.  But while questions about Trump largely broke down along party lines, an overwhelming majority, 89%, said they opposed the actions of the rioters who stormed the Capitol last week—80% said they "strongly" opposed them. Only 8% of respondents supported the Capitol attack.  Finally, when asked whether they believed there was "solid evidence" supporting Trump's claim of voter fraud, 31% said yes while 62% said there was no solid evidence.  A Pew Research Center poll...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham jumped back on the Trump plane Tuesday as he accompanied President Donald Trump on Air Force One to the border wall in Texas.   The trip comes after Graham broke with the president on Wednesday, refusing to join a Trump-backed effort to contest Electoral College counts as the vote was being certified by Congress in the hours after the MAGA riot.  'All I can say is count me out, enough is enough,' Graham told his Senate colleagues then. 'When it's over it is over.'    Sen. Lindsey Graham (left) was back at President Donald Trump's (right) side as the president traveled to Texas for an event at his border wall  On Wednesday, Graham explained that he would not be backing an effort to challenge Electoral College votes, whch Trump was pushing as a way to prolong his election loss  Graham (third from right) said more recently...
    Parler's CEO has said that he has been receiving death threats since his social media platform was thrust into the spotlight when rivals shut down accounts owned by Donald Trump and his allies. John Matze, who launched the app in August 2018 as an alternative to Twitter, said that he was being destroyed by the tech giants. 'People are threatening my life,' he said. 'I can't go home tonight. 'So this is really a lot, you know. This is not just our civil liberties. [Big Tech] can shut down a billion-dollar company, half-a-billion dollar company overnight.' Apple, Google and Amazon banned Parler from their app stores on Friday due to a failure to moderate 'egregious content' posted by users related to the violent siege last week. John Matze, CEO of Parler, said on Monday night that he was receiving death threats Hailed by Donald Trump supporters as a...
    Twitter user @donk_enby says she has obtained files from the site complete with GPS metadata to show exactly where they were taken A hacker claims to have archived all of Parler's deleted posts and says they provide 'very incriminating' evidence in the wake of the deadly mob attack at the US Capitol.  Parler went offline shortly after 3am EST Monday after Amazon booted the platform off its web hosting service, effectively shutting the site down until it can find a new hosting partner or fund its own servers.  It had already vanished from the Apple and Google app stores after they cut ties with the right wing platform.    Now Twitter user @donk_enby says she has obtained files from the site complete with GPS metadata to show exactly where they were taken. That could prove helpful for law enforcement looking into the DC riot.  She told Gizmodo how she started with the aim of...
    President Donald Trump formally conceded the 2020 election on Thursday, but not before nearly a dozen high-ranking administration officials had already tendered their resignations following Wednesday’s tragedy at the Capitol. Reports indicate that a group of Trump’s advisers convinced him to issue Thursday’s video statement to both insulate himself from potential ouster from office and prevent further resignations in the waning days of his presidency, although more resignations are still expected. At least three White House officials have specifically voiced concern to the Daily Caller about whether they will be employable or not if they do not resign prior to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. (RELATED: 41% Of Republicans, 63% Of Voters Think Trump Is Somewhat Or Very Responsible For Capitol Riots) Here is a running list of all the senior Trump administration officials who have stepped down, citing the president’s incitement of the riots. Elaine Chao: Secretary...
    Hilaria Baldwin is starting to face financial consequences for her Spanish heritage scandals as brands begin to drop her as a spokesperson amid the ongoing controversy.  The 37-year-old Boston-born yoga guru, whose real name is Hillary Hayward-Thomas, lost her first partnership in the wake of accusations that she faked her Spanish background, with baby brand Cuties Baby Care confirming that it will no longer work with the mother-of-five.  In a statement issued to the New York Post, a spokesperson for the brand revealed that it has ended its deal with Hilaria, saying: 'In response to the inquires we have received, we would like to inform all of our loyal Cuties followers that Hilaria’s partnership with Cuties Baby Care ended at the end of 2020. End of the line: Hilaria Baldwin, 37, has lost her first big brand deal in the wake of her Spanish heritage scandal, with baby brand...
    (CNN)Former Atlanta police chief Erika Shields, who stepped down after an officer shot and killed a man following a struggle in a Wendy's parking lot, will now lead the Louisville Metro Police Department, which is still under the spotlight almost a year after the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Shields, who stepped aside in June a day after Rayshard Brooks was killed, will now take over on January 19. A selection panel unanimously picked her, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said at a news conference Wednesday. At a news conference announcing her selection, Shields faced questions about Brooks and Taylor. Read More "It does an injustice to Breonna Taylor to say that they're similar instances. They're not," Shields said. "Every situation is different. The public is not going to take the time to differentiate. They're just going to see police heavy handedness. In saying that, though, I would ask people...
    The Wisconsin Badgers captured the Duke's Mayo Bowl and its accompanying crystal trophy - and then they promptly broke it.  While dancing around to celebrate his team's 42-28 victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday, quarterback Graham Mertz dropped the football-shaped piece of Lenox crystal, leaving it shattered on the floor of the locker room. 'We just wanted everybody to have a piece of that trophy,' Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst joked. 
    Viewing Picks for December 21, 2020 10 Grocery Store Safety Tips From a Health Expert Companies Are Cutting 401(k) Contributions in the Wake of the Pandemic Millions of individuals have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic -- namely, those who have lost their jobs since the outbreak began. But companies are feeling the pain, too, and are cutting corners to try to conserve resources. © Provided by The Motley Fool Companies Are Cutting 401(k) Contributions in the Wake of the Pandemic One area they're cutting is 401(k) contributions. A good 8% of employers have reduced their 401(k) contributions in recent months, reports the Plan Sponsor Council of America, and more are considering joining their ranks. All told, an estimated 46,000 plans have seen their employer contributions cut. For some, that meant losing an employer match altogether. For another, it meant a reduction. © Getty Images 401(k) statement showing employee...
    Wisconsin will play in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl against Wake Forest, and I’m not pleased. Following a 3-3 regular season full of heartbreak and disappointment, the Badgers announced Sunday that we’ll now play the Demon Deacons December 30 at 12:00 EST on ESPN. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin Football (@badgerfootball) This is an embarrassment to my Wisconsin Badgers. As a fan and a huge supporter of the Badgers, we have no business being in a bowl game. We have literally none at all. This season needs to end, and we need to focus on the future. We don’t need to be running around playing in a meaningless bowl game.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin Football (@badgerfootball) We’re the Wisconsin Badgers. We’re used...
    (CNN)Ever wonder what it's like to be Dolly Parton for a day? Well, for one, you'll certainly be working more than 9 to 5. The glamorous country music icon shared her daily routine in an interview with Marie Claire. The issue's December cover star spoke candidly with drag matriarch RuPaul about her everyday schedule, and yes, it's every bit as intense and Dolly-esque as you'd expect. She starts every morning with a 3 a.m. prayer The key to a very Dolly day is a very unappealing wake-up time. Parton told RuPaul that she's "almost always up" by 3 a.m. And she wastes no time as soon as her eyes are open. Read MoreParton, who considers herself to be a "very spiritual person," says that she prays to God first thing every single morning. "Every single day, before I do anything, I wake up and I thank God for the night...
    The five members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee testified on their damning findings before House leaders on Wednesday and said the firing and suspension of 14 leaders and soldiers at the Army base isn't enough to change its culture.  The panelists elaborated on the results first shared Tuesday and offered recommendations for the Killeen base where 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillen was murdered in April.  The report uncovered chronic leadership failures that contributed to a widespread pattern of violence including murder, sexual assaults and harassment.  When asked if the firings were enough during Wednesday's hearing, panel member Jonathan Harmon said: 'The answer is no....It's going to take a lot more work. Changing culture is hard and it doesn’t come from firing 14 people.'  Panel chair Chris Swecker said Wednesday the panel spoke to all 300 three and four-star commanders in the Army this morning and the firings, which included three...
    In its final days in Minneapolis, the Lake Street Kmart was near the epicenter of unrest following George Floyd’s killing. Area businesses were destroyed by fire, while those that remained were looted and tagged with graffiti, including the Kmart. Originally scheduled to close on June 30 and in the midst of a liquidation sale, it closed a month earlier than planned. Pastor Peter Wohler, who leads Whitter-based Source Ministries, sought to deter the “vulgar graffiti” on the building in the days after Floyd’s death. Through their work fighting poverty, human trafficking, homelessness, and substance abuse Source Ministries had developed a working relationship with Kmart, which led them to commission 18 murals — mostly painted on movable wood boards — in the hopes of starting a conversation on healing. Source paid for the murals, although a number of artists forwent payment.  Shortly after it assumed ownership of the Kmart building (including...
    (CNN)Strong winds and heavy wet snow from the season's first nor'easter rolled through the northeast, leaving more than a foot of snow in some areas before turning toward Canada."A lot of the storms' precipitation initially fell as heavy rain but it quickly changed to snow once the cold air ushered in behind it. Strong winds accompanied the heavy, wet snow that fell," CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said. "Not an ideal situation considering the treacherous conditions that have been left in the storms' wake." The impacts were felt from Massachusetts to Maine. Shapleigh, Maine, and Derry, New Hampshire, saw around 8 inches of snow while Paxton, Massachusetts, received 12.5 inches. Among the three states, more than 280,000 people were without power early Sunday morning, according to PowerOutage.US."This nor'easter was a significant snow, wind and rain event but could have been debilitating if temperatures were just a few degrees cooler at...
    A protestor displays a sign as Uber and Lyft drivers with Rideshare Drivers United and the
 Transport Workers Union of America prepare to conduct a protest in April in Los Angeles, California. The drivers called for California to enforce the AB5 law so that they may qualify for unemployment insurance. Driving for Lyft has been Cherri Murphy’s primary source of income for nearly three years. At first, she said it seemed like a good and flexible job option while she put herself through graduate school to get her master’s degree in theology. “Over the years, I realized that I was working for an organization that is in the business of exploitation for profit,” Murphy told Prism. Murphy is a driver in Oakland, an organizer with the group Gig Workers Rising, and a social justice minister. Now, she’s mourning the passage of California’s Proposition 22. The ballot measure, which passed...
    Mother Jones illustration; Getty, Wikipedia Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On a frigid Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, Philip Van Cleave brought out the big guns to Richmond. As he stood on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol, Van Cleave—a 68-year-old balding and mustachioed software programmer—delivered a stern warning to the Democrats who had recently gained control of the state government: “We’re here today to remind Governor [Ralph] Northam and the general assembly that the last election was not a referendum on gun control.” In front of him, an ocean of pro-gun protesters whooped in solidarity. Nearly all were armed, many gripping AR-15-style rifles or other assault weapons. A good number were decked out in paramilitary outfits and tactical gear. Confederate and Gadsden flags waved high and...
    Diego Maradona cuts a forlorn figure as he turns and waves to a little girl calling his name in the last ever footage taken of the football legend days before he died. The 60-year-old can be seen walking with difficulty as he puts his right hand on the shoulder of one of the two men either side of him to steady himself. But despite his obvious discomfort the former Barcelona and Naples star showed his big heart by turning and waving to a young girl who was calling out 'Hola Diego'. She waved from a house next to the rented home he died in on Wednesday two weeks after leaving hospital following his brain blood clot op. The last ever footage of Diego Maradona taken days before his death on Wednesday shows the football icon turn to wave at an overjoyed girl in San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina ...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent guard Brad Wanamaker has signed with the Golden State Warriors, giving the team additional depth in the wake of Klay Thompson’s Achilles injury that will sideline him all season. The Warriors announced the deal Tuesday, two days after acquiring guard Kelly Oubre from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade for draft picks. Thompson will miss the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon while playing a pickup game in Southern California last Wednesday. He already sat out the coronavirus-shortened season recovering from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee that he injured during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Wanamaker spent the past two seasons with Boston. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds while playing 19.3 minutes in 71 games with one start for the Celtics during 2019-20. He shot an NBA-best 92.6% from the free-throw line,...
    Sam Howell has entered the (Heisman) chat. You can’t have a much better game than Sam Howell did against Wake Forest on Saturday. UNC’s true sophomore completed 32 of 45 passes (71.1 percent) for 550 yards and six touchdown passes, breaking the school’s single-game record for passing yards and touchdown passes. He also added a rushing touchdown as he led the Tar Heels to a 59-53 comeback victory. Sam Howell is the 2nd player in ACC history with 6 pass TD and 1 rush TD in a game, joining Lamar Jackson in 2016 vs UNC Charlotte. Howell is the only player to do this in an ACC conference game. pic.twitter.com/xzHHUd2fLs — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 14, 2020 Howell got started early, completing 12 of 14 for 232 yards and two scores just in the first quarter. He finished the first half with 323 yards and three...
    A charity caring for lost and abandoned pets in the wake of Beirut’s devastating port explosion is facing eviction from the sanctuary where it shelters hundreds of rescued animals. Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA) currently houses 850 dogs, 350 cats, three horses, two vervet monkeys and a pelican.  Its volunteers also provide food and medical care to huge numbers of stray animals roaming the streets of the crisis-hit Lebanese capital. Pierce (left) was rescued from a notorious puppy mill in Keserwan District, 12 miles north of Beirut, last year where he was used for breeding. Malia (right) was rescued from the port of Beirut, along with her mom and siblings after the August 4 explosion, and they're looking for homes Three-legged Tango, who is less than two years old, is an easy-going, chill and patient cat who gets along very well with cats and can...
    The Minneapolis city council has authorized $500,000 in funding for the police department to hire cops from other forces, after several officers have quit and crime has soared since the start of the year. Council members on Friday narrowly voted 7 to 6 in favor of approving $496,800 in extra funds for Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). The money will be used to bring in 20 to 40 cops from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department and Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit Police to help the department tackle the recent crime wave across the city. The contracts will run from November 15 through to the end of the year.   The extra officers are expected to be tasked with helping answer 911 calls and tackling violence in crime hotspots of the city.   The Minneapolis city council has authorized $500,000 in funding for the police department to hire cops from other forces, after several officers...
    A shark has put on a mesmerising light show after swimming through bioluminescent waters in a Tasmanian marina. Shiblii Reza Ahmed spotted the swell shark weaving its way through boats at the Bellerive Yacht Club in Hobart's east about 2am on Monday. As the shark swam back and forth at the water's surface, it left a magnificent trail of bright blue water behind.  Shiblii Reza Ahmed spotted the swell shark weaving its way through boats at the Bellerive Yacht Club, just east of Hobart, around 2am on Monday As the shark swam back and forth at the water's surface, it left a magnificent trail of bright blue water behind The natural phenomenon occurs when fish or algae produce bioluminescence to confuse or attract predators or mates The natural phenomenon occurs when fish or algae produce bioluminescence to confuse or attract predators or mates. When the water is disturbed by...
    Minneapolis is scrambling to draft in cops from outside the city's force to help fight a wave of violent crime after a large number of officers quit. The city is asking to draft in officers from a nearby sheriff's office and the transit authority to help respond to violent 911 calls. It comes after an unusually large number of officers quit the force, amid a $1million budget cut and promises from city leaders to scrap the entire department following the death of George Floyd in May. Since then, violent crime in the city has soared - with homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and arson all up on last year's figures. Minneapolis is scrambling to recruit extra cops from other forces after a large number of officers quit in the wake of George Floyd's death (file image, police in the city last week) The shortage of cops comes...
    Washington’s ‘oldest’ house started out in Massachusetts The famous, must-try sandwich in each state How MSNBCs Steve Kornacki became a viral sensation in the wake of Election Night © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Seve Kornacki Joe Biden is set to become the next President of the United States, but plenty of questions still need answering. Perhaps none more important than this one: Who is Steve Kornacki, and why is everyone suddenly obsessed with him? The MSNBC anchor has become a viral sensation over the past week, his profile bolstered by cable news' ongoing election coverage as vote-counting dragged on for days in crucial states. All the while, Kornacki stood by his trusty touch-screen electoral map in the MSNBC studio, providing updates and data analysis as the numbers rolled in. Well, now he's just showing off #TrackingKornacki pic.twitter.com/ExXGrtH2An— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 6, 2020 Social media users, including several celebrities, praised...
    Photo credit: Bridget Bennett: AFP, Getty Images The spread of coronavirus grew by an additional 1,500 cases across the Midwest in the weeks after President Donald Trump’s — mostly maskless and non-socially distanced — campaign rallies. That’s according to an analysis from USA Today, which tracked Covid outbreaks at nearly three dozen of the president’s rallies since mid-August. It found that, in five counties, cases in the two weeks following a rally grew at a rate noticeably faster than the average rise in the two weeks before. In the remainder of examples, cases did not grow appreciably faster than before Trump’s campaign event. A USA Today analysis shows COVID-19 cases grew at a faster rate than before after at least five of those rallies in the following counties: Blue Earth, Minnesota; Lackawanna, Pennsylvania; Marathon, Wisconsin; Dauphin, Pennsylvania; and Beltrami, Minnesota. […] Together, those counties saw 1,500 more new cases in the two weeks following Trump’s...
    BRITAIN’S fattest man yesterday vowed to beat the bulge and declared: “I can do this.” Jason Holton admitted: “Seeing myself in The Sun has made me wake up. 8Britain’s 50st fattest man Jason Holton has vowed to beat the bulge 8Jason had to be winched out of his home by a crane 8Jason admits that seeing himself in The Sun has made him wake up “It’s made me realise the reality of the situation I’m in.” We told yesterday how Jason, had to be winched out of his flat after rocketing to 50st. The 30-year-old was trapped inside his tiny maisonette for five years after gorging on takeaways and snacks. Super-obese Jason woke up earlier this month suffering with severe lymphoedema in his groin and legs — a chronic condition that causes water retention and swelling. It left him unable to move and a crane was needed to lift him...
    ENGLEWOOD — A South Side activist paired up with a New York musician and activist to create a social justice-themed album, “This Love Thing,” amid uprisings over the killing of George Floyd this summer. Rami Nashashibi, executive director of Chicago’s Inner-city Muslim Action Network, created the album with Drea d’Nur. Their work culminated in an album that’s a call to action and an act of defiance, the two said. “This Love Thing,” which has nine songs, carries a message of police reform and is being released Friday. The two didn’t know what to expect when they started their work this summer. They were already friends and part of a larger creative circle, but the album marked their first time working together on a large musical project. “Rami would send me music and I would start singing,” said d’Nur, an activist in Buffalo, New York, for more than 20 years. “Usually,...
    The Packers suffered their first defeat of the NFL season Sunday at the hands of the Buccaneers. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes it was a necessary wake-up call for the franchise. Green Bay carried a flawless record into the Week 6 contest, but the Packers were upstaged by Tom Brady and the Buccaneers 38-10 in Tampa. MORE: Former Packers teammate says Rodgers believes bizarre conspiracy theory It was a forgettable day for the Packers (4-1) at Raymond James Stadium, where two-time MVP Rodgers threw a pair of interceptions, one of them a pick-six, as he finished with 16-of-35 passing for 160 yards and no touchdowns. “You don’t ever want to lose like this,” Rodgers said. “I felt like we needed a little bit of a wake-up call at some point this season because things have been so good and there’s been so much talk maybe outside the building about the...
    In abrupt reversal, Trump will now grant federal wildfire aid to California, governor says Grocery stores prepare for a 2nd wave of pandemic panic shopping SEC makes schedule changes in the wake of Floridas coronavirus outbreak The SEC has made some schedule changes following Florida’s coronavirus outbreak. The Gators had over 20 players test positive for coronavirus during the week. The positive tests and subsequent quarantines for other players meant that Florida couldn’t play LSU as scheduled on Saturday. It also put Florida’s game against Missouri on Oct. 24 in doubt. Friday, the SEC made sure that Missouri would have an opponent that weekend. The Tigers will play Kentucky on Oct. 24 instead of Oct. 31. The Tigers will now play Florida on Oct. 31. Missouri was supposed to play Vanderbilt on Saturday but the game was postponed because the Commodores didn’t have enough scholarship players due to COVID-19...
    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 17: Devale Ellis and Khadeen Ellis attend the 2019 Soul Train Awards presented by BET at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET) From Brandy’s new album B7 to Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s release of WAP making waves in Femme Empowerment, the tunes of sex, romance, and reclaim are in the air. With Black culture coming out with back-to-back creativity, many of us quarantining with loved ones almost have nothing to do but to cuddle up and share opinions with our partners. In a time of being hyper aware of the spread of bacteria, the Dear Culture Podcast takes a pivot to how partners are navigating the situation. Whether together in the same house or apart,...
    ROME — The COVID-19 outbreak, which originated in Wuhan and was turned into a pandemic by the Chinese Communist Party’s lack of transparency, has dramatically changed our world. In far too many places, people are dying, health care systems are overwhelmed, economies are at risk, and the future remains uncertain. However, one global industry has been largely impervious to the COVID-19 health crisis – one that destroys families and communities, weakens the rule of law, and robs millions of their human dignity. That industry is human trafficking. During this pandemic, while millions around the world have lost their livelihoods, human traffickers continue to prey upon the most vulnerable. They have capitalized on the chaos of the moment – exploiting communities and individuals already disproportionately vulnerable to poverty, exploitation, and abuse. Many victims face escalating threats. Countless victims are being forced to live in quarantine with their traffickers, who in some...
    NYPD ranks are thinning to their lowest levels in nearly ten years as 'blue flight' is blamed on low morale from anti-cop sentiment in the wake of George Floyd's death. The unprecedented exodus of officers comes at a time of increased gun violence in the city, NYPD Chief of Personnel Martin Morales warned on Tuesday.  'We're living through very challenging times,' Morales said. 'We have officers retiring from all ranks, including very tenured investigators and very tenured supervisors.'  A 'blue flight' of NYPD officers is being blamed on low morale caused by anti-police sentiment following the death of George Floyd in May. The force's ranks have been thinned to their lowest numbers in almost a decade With the cancellation of two police academy classes, Morales added that it was unclear when the largest police force in the U.S. would grow again. The NYPD chief blamed the so called 'blue...
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham's reelection race to 'toss-up' status, as he faces an energetic opponent and President Donald Trump takes on severe headwinds – a flashing warning sig for Republicans seeking to keep control of the Senate.  The news, in a race ranking by a respected race-tracker, comes amid an onslaught of bad polling for President Donald Trump, who is battling COVID-19 at the White House this week. A new Quinnipiac University poll has Democrat Joe Biden leading Trump 51-40 in battleground Florida – a jump over a persistent but narrower Biden lead in a state Trump carried in 2016. It has Biden up 54 to 41 in Pennsylvania and 50 to 45 in Iowa, two other states Trump carried. President Donald Trump finds himself down in the polls after last week's first presidential debate The poll was taken after Trump interrupted Biden repeatedly at the first presidential debate, and...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Global perceptions of China have turned increasingly negative in recent months, according to a new survey released by Pew Research on Tuesday, with the majority of countries polled saying that Beijing has done a bad job of handling the coronavirus pandemic.Trust in Chinese President Xi Jinping has also plunged over the past 12 months, with more than 77% of people surveyed in the United States saying they had no confidence in Xi to "do the right thing" in global affairs.Non-partisan American "fact-tank" Pew Research surveyed 14,276 adults in 14 countries between June and August, primarily by telephone due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Among the countries surveyed were the US, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom."The major finding is that unfavorable views of China are rising precipitately and this is tied to the fact that China has not done a good job handling the coronavirus,"...
    Hope Hicks, counselor to President Donald Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.  In the days that followed, republicans who came in contact with Hicks and White House officials were tested for the coronavirus. Trump and Melania announced their positive result on Friday morning. Others followed.  These are the officials who have been infected.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Melania wearing a red coat dress which Vogue noted was reminiscent of the gown Nancy Reagan wore for her husband's swearing in ceremony. Justin Sullivan / Staff / Getty Images  President Donald Trump and Melania The President and Melania Trump announced early Friday morning that they had tested positive for the coronavirus.  Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment later that day. White House physician Sean Conley presented a confusing timeline about when the President was first diagnosed.  Conley told reporters the president was not currently...
            by Debra Heine  Two high profile Obama flunkies, and countless other Democrats have allowed their masks to slip, exposing their hateful and deranged characters in the wake of news that the president and first lady tested positive for COVID-19. Ironically, the former Obama staffers—both of whom specialize in strategic communications—deleted their tweets. A former national spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign who was also an Obama White House staffer, openly hoped for the president to die in a now deleted tweet. And a former member of the media team for Barack Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012 proposed in a tweet that the 25th Amendment be invoked for President Trump and potentially for Vice President Biden so House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be sworn in as president. “The Constitution is clear,” Democrat strategist and Obama campaign ad maker Greg Pinelo wrote in a now deleted...
    In the wake of news that Donald Trump contracted coronavirus, Fox News host Chris Wallace appeared on Outnumbered on Friday and urged people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the pandemic. “If I could say one thing to all of the people out there watching, forget the politics,” he said. “This is a public safety health issue. The president of the United States is in the most secure bubble in the world in the sense that everybody who comes in contact with him has to take a test, and he still got it.” “So wear the damn mask and follow the science,” he added. Wallace also speculated that Trump had COVID-19 during the discussion as he was tested on Wednesday and the virus takes approximately five days to load up. Wallace — who moderated the first presidential debate — also appeared on America’s Newsroom on Friday and spoke...
    In Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15, three Dalit girls were gang-raped by a bunch of upper caste men in a village in Uttar Pradesh. Two of them were killed and hung by a tree, with the police claiming they died by suicide after they were caught by their family members in a forbidden affair. Instead of the real culprits, the family members are taken away, and the corrupts police officials try to bury the matter. It is only through the investigation of the missing third girl that the horrifying truth stumbles out. Although we were kept in the loop about it right in the start itself. Article 15 Movie Review: A Brilliantly Cast Ayushmann Khurrana Pricks Your Conscience in Anubhav Sinha’s Gripping Social Drama. But what made Article 15 scarier is when it digs out the nexus between these criminals and the cops in charge of the investigation, and we see...
    Actor Shekhar Suman feels the grave of late actor Irrfan Khan looks unkempt. On Wednesday, he suggested a marble covering for the grave on behalf of the film industry along with a loving epitaph. Shekhar Suman shared a photograph of Irrfan’s grave on his unverified Twitter account, which was originally posted on Instagram by the late actor’s son Babil. Along with the picture, the actor tweeted: “This is d late actor Irrfan Khan’s grave. Does it teach anything about life? Irrfan Khan’s Wife Sutapa Sikdar Makes an Appeal to Legalise CBD Oil in India After all the fame n adulation, International acclaim, you lie alone in an unkempt grave. Can the industry wake up and at least get this place done in white marble wid a loving epitaph?” Earlier this week, Babil shared the photograph of his father’s grave on his verified Instagram account and wrote: “Baba liked it wild,...
    On the day that Colorado banjoist Jayme Stone found out about the death of his 42-year-old brother Michael Stone, he started writing about it, trying to make sense of what was happening. Michael, who lived in British Columbia, was a well-known teacher of yoga and Buddhism, which influenced how Jayme approached the poetry, journal entries and lyrics he began to draft. One of the first things he wrote in his journal was the word "AWake," thinking about "the idea of what someone leaves in their wake and what it means to be awake to your own life," he says. It would eventually become the title of his latest album, AWake, which came out in late August. "I was just really in a grieving process and just trying to make sense of things," Stone recalls. "And it was very clear that I was going to write about this, and...
    Loading the player... For the past few months, many of us have been made to believe that justice right now looks like one simple hashtag: #arrestthecopswhokilledbreonnataylor. Unfortunately, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and a grand jury did not see fit to enact that particular image of justice. Many of us have felt heavily defeated, deflated, and discouraged in the wake of that decision. But Wednesday’s outcome is but one battle within a much larger war towards justice for Breonna Taylor, and in essence justice for all of us who see ourselves in her story. Read More: Color of Change will keep up the fight after Breonna Taylor receives no justice Breonna Taylor, 26, was killed by Louisville police on March 13. (Photo: Family of Breonna Taylor) In the early morning of March 13, members of the LMPD shot and killed the vibrant 26-year-old aspiring nurse and arrested her boyfriend,...
    (CNN)Around 20 Department of Homeland Security open source intelligence reports were recalled in the aftermath of revelations this summer that the department had potentially collected and disseminated intelligence on US journalists, according to a department official familiar with the review. The intelligence reports, which had already been shared with state and local officials, were pulled back because they didn't meet the department's requirements, the official said. Although the nature of the reports is unclear, it speaks to the recent turmoil inside the department's intelligence division. Whistleblower accuses Trump appointees of downplaying Russian interference and White supremacist threatThe recalls come in the wake of a shakeup at the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, stemming from a July report that the department compiled "intelligence reports" about the work of two US journalists covering protests in Portland, Oregon. After that report, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf directed the intelligence branch to...
    BRITS need an hour-and-a-half to fully wake up on the weekdays, and an hour and 17 minutes on the weekend. Unsurprisingly Monday is the hardest day of the week, with Brits getting just six hours sleep on average the night before.  1Caffeine and sugar are two things Brits turn to to perk them up in the morning Credit: Getty Images - Getty During the weekdays people are usually up by 7.14am, but they don’t feel truly awake until 8.44am, a study commissioned by Lyons Coffee shows.  In a bid to wake up three in 10 turn to coffee, a fifth wash their face with cold water and one in 10 go for a walk in a bid to feel more awake. Scrolling through social media, brushing your teeth and watching TV were other methods people used to try and banish any sleepiness.  The study of 2,000 adults found that...
    Ahmaud Arbery's mom has blasted fundraising efforts set up in the wake of his death as running 'more like business opportunities for its staff rather than getting justice' for her son. Wanda Cooper-Jones singled out 'the founders of 2.23 and creators of I Run with Maud' in a lengthy Facebook post on September 4 saying she 'could not remain silent'. She wrote: 'I cannot in good conscience support a page that now appears more like a business opportunity for its staff rather than getting justice for my son.' Unarmed jogger Arbery, 25, was shot dead last February 23 when a white father and son pursued him, authorities say. More than two months passed before Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, were charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. A third man, William 'Roddie' Bryan, a neighbor of the McMichaels who authorities say had joined in their pursuit of Arbery and recorded...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We’re learning about some of the early COVID-19 cases happening in schools and how schools are responding to them. The Minnesota Department of Health said Monday that there have been 351 schools in the state that have had at least one COVID case. Schools follow guidance from state health officials on what mode of learning they should follow based on the number of cases in their surrounding county. But as Kate Raddatz explains, how a school responds to a COVID-19 case can be made on a case-by-case basis. At Southwest Christian High School in Chaska, three students tested positive for COVID-19. But school is going on as usual for most of its four hundred and seventeen students. “We have asked our faculty to have a seating chart for each and every one of their classes,” explained Rob Wassenaar, Dean of Students. The school contacted state and county...
    A view of the Canary Wharf financial district of London.Prisma by Dukas | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Banking shares throughout Europe tumbled on Monday following the leak of reports on $2 trillion worth of suspicious transactions facilitated by major lenders and other financial institutions. The documents, obtained by Buzzfeed and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, contain Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed with the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, between 1999 and 2017. Financial institutions are legally obligated to alert regulators when they detect any suspicious activity, such as money laundering or sanctions violations. However, these SARs reports are not necessarily evidence of any criminal conduct. Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, Standard Chartered, HSBC, Barclays, BNY Mellon and Societe Generale have all been identified in the documents. The banks have emphasized increased expenditure on compliance systems in recent years and denied any conscious wrongdoing.'Hiding behind...
    Jellyfish could replace fish and chips on takeaway menus What the PGA Tour schedule looks like until the November Masters at Augusta National What to Watch on Monday: Ellen DeGeneres returns to the air in wake of controversy We know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Facebook Watch, and others. So EW is here to help, guiding you every single day to the things that should be on your radar. Check out our recommendations below, and click here to learn how you can stream our picks via your own voice-controlled smart-speaker (Alexa, Google Home) or podcast app (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play). © Provided by Entertainment Weekly What to Watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show © Provided by Entertainment Weekly James Devaney/GC Images HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Check local listings Season Premiere Given all...
    Following a fraud accusation by a short firm and potential probe by the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Nikola founder Trevor Milton is stepping down as executive chairman. “Nikola is truly in my blood and always will be, and the focus should be on the Company and its world-changing mission, not me,” Milton said in a statement (via the Financial Times). “So I made the difficult decision to approach the Board and volunteer to step aside as Executive Chairman.” Former vice-chairman of General Motors and Nikola board member Stephen Girsky will take his place, the company said. GM recently sealed a billion-dollar deal with Nikola to supply it with batteries, fuel cells and other parts. GM will also build the “Badger” hydrogen-powered pickup truck for Nikola.
    Former president Bill Clinton slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his 'power play' to push forward with a new SCOTUS pick following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. McConnell vowed on Friday night, hours after the death of Ginsburg, also known as RBG, to call a vote for whomever President Donald Trump nominated as her replacement. RBG died at the age of 87 on Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.   'This is what they do. Both for senator McConnell and President Trump, their first value is power and they're trying to fill the court with as many ideological judges as they can,' Clinton told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday. 'It's a power play, and they think they can do it,' Clinton added.  Clinton, who nominated Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, also called McConnell's actions 'hypocritical'. Former president Bill Clinton (right) slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) offered some words of advice to concerned progressives Friday following the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, stressing that a vote for Joe Biden is “not about whether you agree with him,” but about allowing democracy to “live another day”–because “November’s about survival.” The freshman lawmaker took to Instagram after the news of Ginsburg’s passing and begged viewers to check their voter registration, all while she pitched why the upcoming election is so important. “I understand why people say, ‘I don’t vote. What’s the point?’ I really empathize with it. I’m not here to dismiss you. I’m not here to pooh-pooh you. I’m not here to say you’re wrong or that you’re a bad person,” she said, proclaiming that voting is no longer about agreeing with Joe Biden (D) personally. “What I’m here to say is that this year, this election voting for someone — voting...
    A member of exchange staff uses a fixed-line telephone while looking at financial data on computer screens on the trading floor of Bats Europe, the European arm of Bats Global Markets Inc., in London, U.K..Jason Alden/Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Trading floors in banks have been immortalized in countless Hollywood movies. Chaotic scenes of financial professionals, often on the phone, and often screaming; rows of desks and endless monitors all convey highly stressful situations in an industry where time is literally money. While there's some fiction to this stereotype, the images of densely populated, cavernous spaces are grounded in the truth. And in the era of Covid-19, of course, all that frenetic activity and tightly-packed bodies pose a big challenge — even more so than in the typical group office. As banks begin to think about bringing employees back to work, trading floors could soon get a dramatic makeover. "We...
    An elected official in California has urged the salon owner at the center of the Nancy Pelosi's maskless blowout saga to reopen her business in a different county after being forced to shut down due to threats.  Erica Kious, who has lived in San Francisco for 15 years, revealed earlier this month she was closing her ESalon SF following the controversy surrounding Pelosi's visit.  Kious had said she was forced to close because she was now too afraid to do business in San Francisco after receiving death threats.  She revealed earlier this week that she didn't know when or where she would open up another salon.  Bonnie Gore, who is an elected official in Placer County, subsequently wrote to Kious saying the county would welcome her with open arms if she wanted to reopen there.  Scroll down for video  Erica Kious, who has lived in San Francisco for 15 years, revealed earlier...
    Britons have already starting snitching on each other over perceived breaches of the coronavirus ‘rule of six’, with one woman grassing on people at a wake in a pub garden. Ministers this week had urged members of the public to inform on their neighbours if they were suspected of gathering in groups of larger than six. Home Secretary Priti Patel even said that two families bumping into each other in the street and stopping for a chat could be against the law. One woman thought that it was her “public duty” to inform on a group of mourners at a wake in the garden of a pub in Wigston, Leicestershire. Police officers visited the Old Crown on Wednesday unannounced after calling the pub landlady Sue Humphries twice to check that groups of mourners were not getting too close to each other, according to The Mirror. Police asked some groups be moved...
    Judges dramatically reduced bail amounts as high as $1 million Thursday that had been set this week for several people accused of crimes during unrest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that included protests and vandalism to public buildings. Bail for nine of 13 defendants was lowered, in several cases so they will not have to put up any money to be released, LNP reported. Bail for two defendants was reduced from $1 million to $50,000 unsecured, clearing the way for their release pending trial. Three other defendants received a $50,000 unsecured bail, allowing them to leave jail without putting up cash, but they are required to remain on house arrest until trial.  Taylor Enterline, 20, and Kathryn Patterson, 20, both had their bail reduced from $1 million to $50,000 unsecured, allowing them to walk free without putting up cash (left to right) Lee Wise, Dylan Davis and Barry Jones...
    NBC Andre Braugher opened up in a new interview about the future of his comedy cop series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and how the show will adapt to the current climate. The actor, who’s played several cops over the course of his career, spoke about the challenges of tackling police brutality and systemic racism while still making an audience laugh. “I have no idea what Season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is going to be, because everything’s changed,” Braugher said in a new cover story for Variety. The actor plays Capt. Raymond Holt opposite Andy Samberg’s Det. Jake Peralta on the hit comedy show. Holt has rich backstory, being a gay black man who fought his way up the ranks of the NYPD. The show hasn’t shied away from subjects such as racial profiling and police harassment, but with the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and nationwide protests, the comedy faces its biggest...
    Aly Raisman has opened up about suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being sexually abused by disgraced former USA Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, saying she now struggles with trusting herself.  The 26-year-old two-time Olympian appeared on the Today show remotely on Tuesday morning to talk about her mental health in the wake USAG scandal, after officially retiring from competitive gymnastics earlier this year.  'It's hard to put into words how much it's impacted me, the trauma and the PTSD of it,' Raisman told anchor Hoda Kotb. 'It's translated into different parts of my life, where I think that one of the things I struggle with the most from coming to terms with the sexual abuse is struggling to really trust my gut and believing myself when I feel like something is wrong.' Scroll down for video   Opening up: Aly Raisman, 26, appeared on the Today show remotely...
    (CNN)The wake generated by other boats caused five boats to sink on a Texas lake during a parade in support of President Donald Trump, according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office.The weather on Lake Travis, which is west of Austin, was calm Saturday, but the large number of boats moving together produced large waves, the sheriff's office said in a news release.Boats flying flags honoring President Donald Trump crowd Lake Travis during a boat parade Saturday that attracted hundreds of watercraft of all sizes. Bob Daemmrich for CNN "It was like an ocean out there. I'm surprised I survived it. We didn't make it all the way around the parade, because it was just too much," Danielle Severn told CNN affiliate KXAN. "The boats were mainly just teeter-tot-erring. A lot of them took on water by the nose. After that it was over, especially for the smaller boats."The event began...
    Jessica Mulroney has told that her 'greatest currency' is what she does offline - after being accused of not following through on her promises in the wake of 'race row' with influencer Sasha Exeter. The stylist, 40, from Toronto, took to Instagram and re-posted a quote from @Sarah_Peretz which read: 'Don't use your life to highlight social media. Use social media to highlight your life.' Alongside the quote, she penned: 'I’ve always believed my greatest currency is what I do offline. For some it’s reposting which is perfectly acceptable.  'But those who choose to do the work offline, making impactful changes, I think that’s the work that needs to be highlighted. Not necessarily reposting slides, get out there and make a difference.  'You may not be recognized for it, or immediately praised for it but it feels better than anything.   Jessica Mulroney, 40, from Toronto, has told that her 'greatest currency'...
              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 Carol Swain to the studio and Caller Shelly. During the third hour, Caller Shelly disclosed what a teacher’s typical day looked like since the coronavirus has closed in-person learning in Nashville Public Schools. She revealed that teachers are not receiving pay cuts or raises, but appear to be working more hours with more responsibilities. Leahy: The phones Carol are lighting up after our interview with Fran Bush, Metro Nashville Public Schools board member. Let’s play sports. On the line now, and we are very interested in what this caller has to say, Shelly, from Nashville, who works for Nashville Public Schools, wants to talk with us. Good...
    Rochester, New York, Mayor Lovely Warren said that seven police officers were suspended in the wake of the asphyxiation death of Daniel Prude while in police custody. She also said that she had requested body cam video from the police department of the incident. Prude's death was the latest incident of a black man dying in police custody that sparked outrage and protest. "Mr. Daniel Prude was failed by our police department, our mental health care system, our society, and he was failed by me," said Warren. "I'm filled with grief, and anger at myself for all the failures that lead to his death." Police were called by Prude's brother in March because the man was suffering from a mental episode. They arrived to find the man naked and attempting to break into a vehicle. They apprehended him and placed him in a spit...
    Viewings of 2018's Black Panther have surged across streaming platforms, after the shocking death of Chadwick Boseman on Friday.   As of Sunday morning, the Marvel film shot to the third slot on Amazon’s best-selling movies list, and is in the 'top five most popular films on Apple and Amazon charts,' according to Deadline.  With $700 million in grosses, the Oscar-winning film remains the second-highest grossing superhero movie of all time.    In memory: Renewed interest in 2018’s Black Panther has surged after the shocking death of Chadwick Boseman on Friday, according to Deadline  Renewed interest among fans was sparked after the film's star passed away at his home in the Los Angeles.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Chadwick Boseman to receive ABC tribute special after... Netflix cancels virtual preview event for Chadwick Boseman's... Share this article Share 'It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the...
    President Trump will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to support residents in the protest- and violence-torn town, a spokesman said Saturday night. He will meet with law enforcement and survey damage from recent riots, the spokeman, Judd Deere, told reporters on board Air Force One, as the president returned from a trip to Louisiana, where he surveyed damage from Hurricane Laura. “It’s a great state, Wisconsin, a great state, and they should not have to put up with what they went through,” Trump said earlier Saturday, speaking of the days of mayhem that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake last Sunday. “It was not a good sight,” Trump had said of Blake’s wounding. “I didn’t like the sight of it, certainly.” “We were finally able to get the go-ahead from local authorities to send in the National Guard,” Trump told reporters Saturday as he met with  officials to...
    Colin Kaepernick has sent a handwritten letter to LeBron James thanking him for speaking out against racial injustice following the NBA walkoffs earlier this week.   James has been vocal supporter of NBA teams deciding to boycott their games as a way to protest the police shooting of unarmed black man Jacob Blake. The Los Angeles Lakers star was even said to be in favor of cancelling the rest of the 2019 - 2020 season.  On Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers star shared a photo of a letter he received from Kaepernick -  another African-American athlete who has been outspoken on issues of race.  Kaepernick's letter read: 'Four years ago on August 14, 2016, I began protesting against systemic racism and social injustice.  'Truth is what I sought. Solidarity is what you showed me. Love is what moves us forward. Thank you for staying true.' James captioned his photo of the...
    SAN ANTONIO – Over 100 people showed up at the Bexar County Jail to speak out in wake of Damian Lamar Daniels’ death on Friday. The group demanded answers and called for change, holding signs that read, “Damian Deserves Justice.” One of the main goals, protesters say, is to decrease law enforcement funding and give funding to other programs. In this case, a program where mental health experts can respond to mental health calls. Watch more on the protesters in the video player above. RELATED: Bexar County Judge questions why deputies were called out to troubled combat veteran’s home Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
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