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    Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade urged President Donald Trump in a Monday interview to punish China for the fact that the coronavirus has killed approximately 200,000 Americans. After Trump slammed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for crticizing his coronavirus leadership, Kilmeade moved the conversation along by bringing up the consensus that China lied to the world and could’ve possibly mitigated the pandemic if they were honest about how serious it was. Knowing that President Xi called you right around this time, you had this conversation. You made the comment ‘I think he’s being transparent.’ Clearly, he was lying. How does it feel to be lied to by the president of China, and what kind of costs will he pay...
    President Trump phoned the two L.A. deputies who were shot in a drive-by attack in Compton last week to tell them the country was behind them as they recovered from their injuries in hospital.  The were shot in the head by an as yet unidentified gunman who opened fire on their patrol car in Compton on September 12. The gunman fled and is still being hunted by police.  One of the deputies, a 24-year-old man, has been released from the hospital but his partner Claudia Apolinar, a 31-year-old mother, remains under doctors' care.  In a Facebook post on Saturday, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department shared photos of her in her hospital bed as one of her co-workers held up the...
    Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Sept. 27: Today’s Birthdays: Actor Kathleen Nolan is 87. Actor Claude Jarman Jr. (“The Yearling”) is 86. Singer-guitarist Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 77. Singer-actor Meat Loaf is 73. Actor Liz Torres (“Gilmore Girls”) is 73. Actor A Martinez (“LA Law,” ″Santa Barbara”) is 72. Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (“Pearl Harbor”) is 70. Actor-opera singer Anthony Laciura (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 69. Singer-actor-director Shaun Cassidy is 62. Comedian Marc Maron (“Maron”) is 57. Singer-guitarist Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind is 56. Actor Patrick Muldoon (“Melrose Place”) is 52. Singer Mark Calderon of Color Me Badd is 50. Actor Gwyneth Paltrow is 48. Actor Indira Varma (“For Life”) is 47. Singer Brad...
    Ravi Patel dons a pregnancy vest at ikumen class. HBO Max The Japanese government launched the Ikumen Project in 2010 as a way to encourage more men to get involved in parenting. The word ikumen literally translates to “childcare hunk.” While men may be drawn to these classes as a way to boost their sex appeal, the curriculum includes some practical child-rearing tips. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One in three marriages in Japan end in divorce, and absentee fathering is a common cause of marital conflict. The solution? Make fatherhood a sexy idea to men. That was the mentality behind Japan's Ikumen Project, a campaign meant to get men more involved in child-rearing with a...
    CASES of the coronavirus are rising across the country and are no longer confined to local outbreaks, experts have warned. Addressing the nation, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty today revealed new maps which show the transmission of the virus across England. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4The map on the left shows coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the seven days up to September 9, while the map on the right shows how quickly the rate of transmission is changing in the same time frame It comes as cases of the virus continue to rise across the country. Data released yesterday by the government revealed that cases have risen by 3,899 and another...
    London (CNN)The number of coronavirus cases in the UK is doubling roughly every seven days, according to the country's chief scientific advisor, Patrick Vallance. If that rate continues to grow unabated, "by mid-October you would end up with something like 50,000 per day," which "could lead to 200 deaths a day" by November, Vallance warned at a Monday press briefing. "If we don't act, the virus will take off," Vallance's colleague Chris Whitty, the UK's chief medical officer, told the same briefing in Downing Street. "That is the path we are on and if we do not change course, we will find ourselves in a difficult problem." The advisors' comments have fueled speculation that the government is preparing the ground...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — India has recorded nearly 87,000 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with another 1,130 deaths. With the Health Ministry announcement Monday, India now has more than 5.4 million reported cases since the pandemic began and within weeks is expected to surpass the United States, currently the country with the most reported cases. India's total deaths in the pandemic now stand at 87,882. More than 60% of the active cases are concentrated in five of 28 Indian states: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Despite the steady increase in cases, the government has continued to relax virus restrictions in order to help an economy that contracted 24%...
    NEW DELHI — India has recorded nearly 87,000 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with another 1,130 deaths. With the Health Ministry announcement Monday, India now has more than 5.4 million reported cases since the pandemic began and within weeks is expected to surpass the United States, currently the country with the most reported cases. India's total deaths in the pandemic now stand at 87,882. More than 60% of the active cases are concentrated in five of 28 Indian states: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Despite the steady increase in cases, the government has continued to relax virus restrictions in order to help an economy that contracted 24% in the second quarter....
    (CNN)When Daniel Andrews, premier of the Australian state of Victoria, declared a lockdown over the coronavirus, some detractors on the right labeled him a "dictator" and said he was trying to build "a gulag." But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the lockdown, local polls show. And this week, his hardline approach was thoroughly vindicated. On Sunday, Victoria recorded just 11 new coronavirus cases, down from over 670 at the height of the most recent outbreak last month. Next week, Melbourne will begin lifting some restrictions, including a nighttime curfew, if new cases remain below a fortnightly average of 50 per day. "We can do...
    Actor Mark Ruffalo, who won his first Emmy Award Sunday for HBO’s I Know This Much Is True, urged people to cast their ballots in November for “love and compassion and kindness” during his impassioned acceptance speech. The anti-Trump actor delivered a highly emotional speech in which he never mentioned the president or Joe Biden by name. But the commander in chief was the clear subtext in his rambling monologue. “We are stronger together when we love each other and we respect each other’s diversity. Are we going to be a country of division, hatred and a country only for a certain kind of people or are we going to be one of love and strength & fighting for all...
    By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement Monday after meeting with top lawmakers. The nation of 5 million re-imposed some restrictions last month after an Auckland outbreak which now appears to be under control. Under the plan, maximum gathering sizes in Auckland will be increased from 10 to 100 on Wednesday and then caps removed two weeks after that. “Auckland needs more time,” Ardern told reporters in the city. “Whilst we have reasonable confidence we are on...
    Jimmy Kimmel honored the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the 2020 Emmys on Sunday night, two days after the Supreme Court Justice died at the age of 87. “On Friday we lost a great American. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a compassionate and tireless champion of equality and justice, who said her legacy was to make life a little better for people less fortunate than she,” Kimmel said during the virtual awards show before introducing this year’s in memoriam tribute, which was performed by H.E.R. The Supreme Court confirmed Friday that Ginsburg had died due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones at her home in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg, a trailblazer for gender equality, was...
    Two police training experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation in separate interviews that use of force training is lacking throughout the country. The experts said departments rely on a concept known as the “use of force continuum,” where officers gradually escalate their tactics if a suspect is not complying with directives. The professionals blame “low level” instruction and a lack of unified standards for the poor instruction, adding that decisions to defund the police would make matters worse.  Two law enforcement training experts from different parts of the country said traditional use of force instruction is severely lacking as calls for police reform and nationwide unrest continue to grow. The Daily Caller News Foundation spoke with John...
    By The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb.— More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes, but the overall rate of deaths in the state’s nursing homes has remained relatively low compared with national figures. A total of 185 deaths linked to the virus have been confirmed at nursing homes in the state, which is reporting 442 deaths overall. The Omaha World-Herald reported Sunday that a federal database shows that 31 of the more than 200 nursing homes in the state have reported deaths linked to the coronavirus. Nationally, nursing home residents account for less than 1% of the U.S. population but more than 40% of the coronavirus deaths. The rate of deaths...
    By The Associated Press California’s death count from the coronavirus has surpassed 15,000 even as the state sees widespread improvement in infection levels. A tally by Johns Hopkins University put California’s death toll at 15,027 on Sunday, the fourth-highest in the country. New York has suffered by far the most deaths — 33,087 — followed by New Jersey, which has about half as many. Texas is third. California has had the most confirmed virus cases in the country with about 775,000, but key indicators have fallen dramatically since a spike that started after Memorial Day weekend prompted statewide shutdowns of businesses. The state’s infection rate has fallen to 3% in the last week, the lowest level since the first days...
    As the third week in September began, millions of American parents experienced firsthand exactly what it means to be saddled with a president who bungled this country’s response to the worst public health crisis in over a century, leaving their children unable to attend grade-school classes or college lectures in person, and forcing them instead to flail through what is known as “virtual learning” for now and well into the foreseeable future. As one angry parent writing for ScaryMommy put it, all this follows an entire angst-ridden summer fraught with anxiety, with beleaguered parents commiserating on Zoom meetings and social media about what is now, inevitably, occurring in real time. This back-to-school season is unlike anything American parents have ever experienced. There are...
    For more than a week, tens of thousands of protesters have flocked to the streets of Khabarovsk, a region in eastern Russia that has become the epicenter of one of the largest mass protests in the country in the last years. In its eponymous capital, which is more than 6,000 kilometers east of Moscow, around 40,000 people -in a city of 600,000 inhabitants- participated in this Saturday’s call with banners reading “Free Sergei Furgal” , according to local media reported. Sergei Furgal, governor of Khabarovsk Krai, was arrested on July 9; The Russian authorities accuse him of having ordered the murder of several businessmen 15 years ago, without specifying a specific number. He is one of...
    Former Boy Meets World star Maitland Ward has revealed how she managed to film a feature-length porn movie during the coronavirus pandemic.  The 43-year-old adult actress penned an essay for The Daily Beast on Saturday, in which she detailed safety procedures on set of the X-rated flick, titled Muse.   Production of the highbrow film - which is set during the COVID-19 shutdown and asks the question 'Can pornography be art?' - began in Los Angeles back in July.  At the time, the city was seeing a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases, making Ward apprehensive about the prospect of getting hot and heavy on camera.   Former Boy Meets World star Maitland Ward has revealed how she managed to film a...
    By The Associated Press BEIRUT — Lebanon registered a record 1,006 cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the government announced Sunday, amid a sharp increase in infections and deaths due to the new coronavirus. Health Minister Hamad Hassan recommended a total lockdown for two weeks to stem the alarming rise in daily detected infections, but authorities will find it difficult difficult to impose another lockdown amid an unprecedented economic collapse. The new cases registered by the Health Ministry bring the overall number of confirmed cases in Lebanon to 29,303, while deaths have reached 297 since the first case was reported in the country in late February. It was the third consecutive record-breaking day of confirmed virus cases. The...
    On September 17, in a speech delivered at the National Archives Museum, President Trump announced he was signing an executive order establishing the 1776 Commission, aimed at promoting what he called a “patriotic” and “pro-America” education.  The announcement was a direct attack on the 1619 Project, a New York Times initiative that explores the legacy of slavery in the United States. For Trump, teaching critical race studies is akin to committing child abuse “in the truest sense of those words.” “Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and souls,” Trump announced. He accused the left of destroying children’s love of their country by teaching the facts of its history — facts, he claimed, wrongly “rewrite” American history...
            by Glenn Ellmers  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87. Her passing was not unexpected. On the contrary, her steadily worsening condition over the past several years left her increasingly incapacitated. After Donald Trump’s election in 2016, many on the Left expressed dismay that she chose to stay on the court rather than resign and let President Obama nominate her replacement. Liberals feared she would die during Trump’s presidency, and her seat—which they regard almost as their sacrosanct property—would be in the hands of a Republican president and Republican-controlled Senate. That fear proved prescient. But few expected the moment would come so close to the November election. Ginsburg made a political...
    Beijing is accusing Washington of “hegemony and provocation” — for telling the truth about China’s ever-more-aggressive moves toward hegemony and provocation. It’d be laughable, except the Chinese Communist Party’s increasing crackdowns at home and influence-seeking abroad are no joke. China’s criticism was an answer to the Pentagon’s latest “China Military Power Report,” which notes the regime has “marshaled the resources, technology, and political will over the past two decades to strengthen and modernize [its army] in nearly every respect.” In fact, “China is already ahead of the United States in certain areas.” The CCP now controls the world’s largest navy. And it’s obsessively growing its nuclear and missile arsenal. The report warns that the goal of this military buildup is...
    By telling Senate Republicans Saturday they have an obligation to fill “without delay” the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump sets in motion a process that could dominate the remaining weeks of the presidential election. The issue will further galvanize core supporters for both sides, but if either the GOP or Democrats are looking for additional motivation, they could do worse than to shout, “Remember the Hanging Chad!” As battle cries go, that one might not make the blood run hotter but should at least stir memories. Those would be the memories of the Supreme Court deciding the 2000 presidential election by settling disputes over paper ballots. A key ruling in Bush...
    Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, up for reelection in a swing state, said Saturday the nation needs to “reflect” on the legacy of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “before the politics begin.” Ginsburg, 87, died Friday due to complications from pancreatic cancer. The vacancy she left immediately begged the question of whether her seat would be filled before or after the next term of the presidency. "I hope before the politics begin — because there will be plenty of time for that – that we have some time for this country to reflect on a great woman who led our nation’s highest court and the work that she has done for this nation, whether you agree or not," Gardner said....
    SAN ANTONIO – How does a double meat breakfast with double mimosas sound? Fans of Cracker Barrel will soon have the option to pair booze with their meals as the chain plans to permanently add alcohol to the menu at hundreds of locations, according to multiple reports. Cracker Barrel will add beer, wine and mimosas to the menu for the first time in its 51-year history, CNN has reported. The chain tested out alcohol at 100 locations before the coronavirus pandemic, and the response was overwhelmingly possible. “Our guests have told us that offering beer and wine would reduce the veto vote — that is, those guests who would choose Cracker Barrel for a given dining occasion, but ultimately go...
    September 19, 2020 | 3:45pm 1 of 18 2 of 18 TAKING SHOTS Bella Hadid shares photos from her disposable camera during a shoot for Versace. Instagram 3 of 18 SNACK TIME John Legend serves his kids pizza as a homeschool treat in Beverly Hills, Calif. Instagram 4 of 18 BACK TO BACK Lucy Hale shows off her behind while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Instagram 5 of 18 NEIGH-SAYER After a rough summer in court with her ex Johnny Depp, Amber Heard goes horseback riding...
    Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg What Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacancies Chamber of Commerce endorses McSally for reelection MORE (R-Colo.), one of a handful of GOP senators facing a tough reelection in November, said Saturday that the country needs to mourn late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE “before the politics begin.” Ginsburg died Friday evening of complications with pancreatic cancer, creating a vacancy on the conservative-majority Supreme Court. Republican leadership immediately...
    Director General of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said this week that Venus is a “Russian planet”. “The resumption of Venus exploration is on our agenda. We think Venus is a Russian planet, so we should not lag behind,” Dmitry Rokosin told reporters on Tuesday. On top of the already proposed joint venture with the United States known as “Venera-D”, Rogos also revealed plans to send his own mission to Venus. The comments come from top astronauts in the wake of new research released this week The clouds of Venus may have microbial life. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The head of the Russian space agency called the country’s claim about Venus “Russian planet” this...
    Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, mourned the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "a great loss for the country" following the announcement of her death on Friday. READ: SUPREME COURT'S STATEMENT ON RUTH BADER GINSBURG'S DEATH "'Equal Justice Under the Law,'" Milley said in a statement. "The death of Justice Ginsburg is a great loss for the country. Our condolences to her children and the scores of people she taught and inspired. She was an exceptional legal scholar, a selfless public servant and a role model.” Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer. The late Supreme Court justice, who spent more than two decades on the bench in...
    Divided We Fall David French (nonfiction, St. Martin’s Press) The country is divided, and the polarity will only continue if left unchecked, says French, who presents a vision for how the country can come together again and embrace national unity. These Violent Delights Micah Nemerever (fiction, Harper) Two college students meet on a college campus…
    How to honor RBG by supporting her favorite causes 25 Towns Devastated by Losing a Single Company Im a Scot who moved to London, and I can see why the Queen spends every summer in my home country © Provided by INSIDER The Queen spends every summer in Scotland. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images, Mikhaila Friel/Insider Like Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, I spent my summer quarantining in Scotland.  I left London to return to my home city, Glasgow, to spend lockdown with my family.  While Her Majesty enjoyed six weeks at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, I don't think it's just the luxury 50,000 acre estate that draws her to my country each year. Returning to a place...
    Ten years ago today, while serving in the Army in Afghanistan, I tried to disarm one bomb too many and was greeted with a blinding light. It wasn’t like the movies; there was no time to register what was happening. In an instant, an improvised explosive device (IED) blasted me backward through the air like an uppercut from a heavyweight boxer. Stunned, I tried to stand up but realized I couldn’t, and it took me a few seconds to realize why. I raised my left arm and saw each of my fingers bent in a different direction: two of them were barely hanging on and one of them would ultimately be sewn into me for over a month. REP. BRIAN MAST:...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI —India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Saturday raised the nation’s caseload to more than 5.3 million out of the nearly 1.4 billion people. It said 1,247 more people died in the past 24 hours for a total of 85,619. The country has over a million active cases with about 80% recovery rate. India has been reporting the highest single-day rise in the world every day for more than five weeks. It's expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has faced scathing criticism from opposition lawmakers in India’s...
    NEW DELHI —India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Saturday raised the nation’s caseload to more than 5.3 million out of the nearly 1.4 billion people. It said 1,247 more people died in the past 24 hours for a total of 85,619. The country has over a million active cases with about 80% recovery rate. India has been reporting the highest single-day rise in the world every day for more than five weeks. It’s expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has faced scathing criticism from opposition lawmakers in India’s Parliament for...
    By now you have likely heard that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away. Appointed to the high court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, Ginsburg became only the second woman in the court’s history. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg was tough as nails and survived and thrived through bouts of cancer well into in her 80s.  News of her passing has hit everyone hard. All of the emotions are being felt this Friday evening, as our country finds itself down one very important beacon of hope, during our most trying time. Here’s a collection of thoughts from people on Twitter, remembering and thinking of Ginsburg’s life and what this moment means. xAccording to Jewish tradition, a person who dies...
    BlazeTV host Dave Rubin blasted critical race theory as "absolutely racist propaganda," saying President Donald Trump's recently announced executive order to reform how schools teach U.S. history is a response to the left's overreach. Rubin, the author of "Don't Burn This Book," appeared on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning where he was asked to respond to the president's announcement of the development of a "pro-America curriculum" for schools and subsequent left-wing critics deriding the president's initiative as propaganda. "It's really bizarre seeing some of the push back on this where people are saying, oh, if you teach young people to be patriotic that that somehow is propaganda," Rubin said. "Yet, these are the...
    Luis CanoFOLLOW Updated: 09/18/2020 5:00 PM Save The expansion of the coronavirus in Madrid has no comparison with the large European and world cities. Despite sharing elements typical of large cities, such as population density and high mobility, the capital of Spain far exceeds them in number of infections, cases per capita and the percentage that they represent of the country’s total. In the last week, the Madrid’s community it has added 26,000 cases, more than a third of those in all of Spain. They are 3,000 more than in everything UK, double that in all Germany and almost triple that in all Italy. Also, logically, more than in the metropolitan areas of their respective...
              FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Members of the Tennessee-based 917 Society celebrated Constitution Day Thursday, and some speakers expressed optimism that more widespread knowledge of the U.S. Constitution can help overcome this country’s current divisions. 917 Society members gathered at the Elks Lodge in Franklin. Nashville businessman Lee Beaman addressed the current social unrest and offered solutions. “I know that I’m preaching to the choir, but I am frustrated with a lot of the stuff that’s going on in this country today, and I know that you all probably feel the same way,” Beaman said. “There’s the lack of respect that we have that’s exhibited in violence and riots against the police, against the military,...
    US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday 5 Major Changes Youll See at Starbucks Moving Forward Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Getty / TASRIGHTSMANAGEMENT2020 Anyone Else Getting Emotional About Taylor Swift's Return to the ACM Awards? Taylor Swift is returning to her country music roots for one night only. On Wednesday, the 30-year-old singer attended the ACM Awards for her debut performance of "Betty" from her recent Folklore album. This marks Taylor's first appearance on the show in seven years. Ahead of the show, Taylor sported a sequined shirt...
    Country music star John Rich has blasted Nashville Mayor John Cooper after leaked emails revealed officials chose not to disclose low coronavirus figures in the city, even as lockdown restrictions continued to cripple the economy. The 46-year-old singer appeared on The Ingraham Angle on Thursday night where he accused the mayor of 'betraying' and lying to his constituents about the source of the virus outbreak 'for months.'    Emails published by WZTV on Thursday showed Cooper's senior adviser and Metro Nashville Health Department officials (MNHD) discussing how much information they should release publicly about cases linked to bars and restaurants on lower Broadway - the heart of the city's nightlife scene.  The results showed that more than a thousand COVID-19 cases had...
    Nikole Hannah-Jones, who founded the 1619 Project last year, responded to Trump's speech downplaying the historical legacy of slavery in the United States The founder of The New York Times' 1619 Project has hit back at President Trump after he downplayed the historical legacy of slavery in the U.S. and called for a 'patriotic curriculum' to be taught at public schools.  During his speech marking the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on Thursday, Trump announced he will soon sign an order to promote patriotic education through an initiative dubbed the '1776 Commission'.  The panel, he said, would be tasked with encouraging educators to teach students 'about the miracle of American history' and plan for the commemoration...
    https://siteeditor.abcotvs.com/SiteEditor/index.htm#Joe Biden went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19 at a CNN drive-in town hall crowd Thursday night in Moosic, outside his hometown of Scranton.The Democratic presidential nominee faced a half-dozen questions about the coronavirus and a potential vaccine in the town hall from moderator Anderson Cooper and audience members.ABC News fact-checked what Biden said during the town hall event. Click here for the original ABC News report.EMBED More News Videos Joe Biden fielded questions during CNN town hall in Pennsylvania on September 17, 2020. Biden misstated attorney general's comment on slavery, lockdownsBiden's claim: Former Vice President Joe Biden was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper to respond to those "who say it's individual liberty...
    West Coast fires: As firefighters hope to gain ground on some fires, others prompt more evacuations National Cheeseburger Day 2020: Find deals and free food Friday at McDonalds, Applebees and more Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    India’s deaf community has lauded the efforts of actor Ranveer Singh to make Indian Sign Language an official language. Ranveer has been urging authorities to consider and declare Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the 23rd official language of India. He recently signed a petition aimed at furthering awareness for the cause. His independent record label, IncInk, which he has formed with Navzar Eranee, also released sign language music videos. Twenty-five members from the deaf community in India appreciated him by putting out a thank-you video for him. Ranveer Singh Blames Instagram for His New Stylish Post; Actor Shares Collage of His Pics in Long Hair “We were very happy to hear the good news about Ranveer Singh, who is a...
    (CNN)With the timeline of a widely available vaccine still unknown, the nation's top doctor says the US doesn't have to wait to get Covid-19 under control. "We can do it right now," US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said Thursday. "The tools to stop this virus are already in our communities."It's been done before -- in places like New York, Adams said. The state was the hardest-hit by the virus in early spring, implemented one of the earliest shutdown orders in the US and reopened regions only when they met several health requirements. In recent weeks, New York has maintained an infection rate lower than 1%.Internal AstraZeneca safety report sheds light on neurological condition suffered by vaccine trial participant "Our...
    VIDEO2:1302:13Chinese government bonds are an attractive proposition: JPMorgan Private BankSquawk Box Asia SINGAPORE — The Chinese yuan strengthened sharply against the U.S. dollar this week, following gains seen in recent months as the country's economy recovers and the greenback weakens. The offshore yuan has jumped more than 1% since last Friday, from levels above 6.83 to as much as 6.74 on Friday. The currency hit its strongest level against the dollar since May 2019. The onshore yuan also gained more than 1% over the same period. Overall, both the onshore and the offshore yuan have spiked more than 5% against the greenback since May. Analysts say recent strength in the yuan is due to a weakening dollar, which has slumped significantly this year,...
    News “They will not shut us up, because we are parents and we have a responsibility” Iker Jimnez in the Fourth Millennium COVID Report that has been a worldwide trend Twitter (@navedelmisterio) The expected ‘COVID Report’ of the ‘Fourth Millennium’ program, which made the leap from Cuatro to Telecinco, became a worldwide trending topic on the night of its broadcast. Colophon. And something that can help you. pic.twitter.com/foh81Kenwu ? Iker Jimnez (@navedelmisterio) September 17, 2020 Iker Jimnez conquered audiences and social networks by analyzing, together with various specialists, what the return to school of children in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain means. “They will not shut us up, because we are parents...
    Country star John Rich took issue with Nashville, Tenn., Mayor John Cooper, a Democrat, on Thursday, after the local FOX affiliate discovered the politician's office may have kept coronavirus data from the public because the figures were so low. The Fox Nation host went on to call for the mayor to issue an apology and "resign by midnight tonight." According to WZTV, emails between Cooper's senior adviser and the city's health department revealed that there were a low number of cases emerging from bars and restaurants in the popular destination city. VideoThe station reported a health department official asked "this isn't going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?" -- while the mayor's adviser, Benjamin Eagles, reportedly replied: "correct,...
    It’s now pretty clear that Joe Biden has a lead, but President Donald Trump has been closing nationally (which doesn’t really matter) and in key battleground states (which matters a ton). Each party’s base has been decided for months. The election, as usual, is largely about who can convince the people in the middle. Trump’s appeal to this group is he’s the first politician in a long time who sounds like he’s really clued in to their day-to-day concerns. His economic program succeeded in increasing wages and boosting employment until it was completely undone by the pandemic. Voters know that, and they like it. A lot of the voters in the middle also like Trump’s independence from our country’s established...
    Pop music icon Lady Gaga believes that white supremacy is such a fundamental part of the United States that every American takes a sip from this poisonous well the moment they are born upon this soil. Speaking with Billboard in a wide-ranging interview, the “Bad Romance” singer said that she has been working hard to undo the white supremacist ingrained in her from birth. “I am in the process of learning and unlearning things I’ve been taught my whole life,” she said, as reported by The Hill. “When you’re born in this country, we all drink the poison that is white supremacy. Social justice is not just a literacy, it’s a lifestyle.” Regarding the latest social media campaign that had...
    Ever since China crushed its initial outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, the virus has been all but nonexistent throughout the entire country: China is a country of 1.4 billion people spread over nearly 4 million square miles. Social distancing was relaxed in most places long ago, and even in Wuhan life returned to normal a month ago. Given this, it seems almost miraculous that China has managed to keep new cases under 50 per day and deaths at around one per day. Even their famously hardheaded approach to quarantines hardly seems like enough to explain it. I’d sure love to read a really good piece telling us how China has managed to accomplish this. POSTSCRIPT: Vietnam and Taiwan also...
    Scholar Shelby Steele used to be one of the few black conservatives who openly shared his views, but in today's cultural landscape, he said that is quickly changing. Steele, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution who grew up in segregated Chicago throughout the 1950s and '60s, said he sees more black voters turning to the political Right, which, at one time, would have seemed like a foreign concept. "I am just so happy to see young people really animated by discovering how free they are," Steele told several media outlets, including the Washington Examiner, on Thursday. "It [used to be] inconceivable that you would shake hands with a Republican. That's changing. There are blacks today who are proud...
    Chicagos history of systemic racism blamed for nearly 9-year life expectancy gap between Black and white residents, according to new report Sonic puts its cherished ice up for auction, gets bids above $300 Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Wearing This 30 Mins/Day Reverses Years Of Bad Posture & Back Pain Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    Pop superstar Lady Gaga has made the baffling claim that people who are born in the United States are all fed white supremacy ideology. The Chromatica singer added that she supports the social justice activism taking place around the country and hopes that it will continue to grow. In a lengthy Billboard interview, Lady Gaga said that she is trying to learn and unlearn things that she’s been exposed to her entire life. “When you’re born in this country, we all drink the poison that is white supremacy,” she told the magazine. “I am in the process of learning and unlearning things I’ve been taught my whole life.” "When you’re born in this country, we all drink the poison that...
    The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards or the ACM Awards was originally scheduled to go air on April 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, the date had to be pushed back and the location also had to be changed owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The annual awards show is currently being held in Nashville, Tennessee and is being aired live from three different country music venues and they are – The Grand Ole Opry House, The Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Café. The 55th ACM Awards has also announced the winners’ name for this year and Blake Shelton, Maren Morris are among them. Taylor Swift to Perform ‘Betty’ on 55th ACM Awards Marking Her First Country Show Performance in...
    During an interview with Billboard released on Thursday, pop star Lady Gaga touched on politics amid Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and suggested that the United States is built on white supremacy. “When you’re born in this country, we all drink the poison that is white supremacy,” she said. “I am in the process of learning and unlearning things I’ve been taught my whole life.” Gaga continued to claim that getting in touch with “social justice” is a “lifestyle” that she has been engaging herself with. “What do I think about [posting] a black square? I think everybody has a different feeling about a black square. Do I think there’s such a thing as performative activism? Yes. Do I think there’s...
    Lovecraft Country cinematographer Michael Watson chats with Lovecraft Country Chronicles. Now that we’re halfway through the first season of Lovecraft Country, we’ve come to see that the series goes all-out when it comes to creating visually exciting, beautiful episodes. Granted, some of the blood and gore and monsters might not be all that “beautiful” to look out, but every scene is crafted with lots of care when it comes to putting the show together. And to find out just how all those scenes come together, we at the Lovecraft Country Chronicles podcast chatted with cinematographer Michael Watson to learn how it all came together. Watson served as the cinematographer for episodes 5-9 on Lovecraft Country. So while we’ve only seen one of his episodes...
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Thursday called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the “problem” when it comes to the stalled coronavirus relief bill talks. Navarro said in an interview with Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that Pelosi “appears to be the obstacle” because she is “gambling” on a bad economy, meaning President Donald Trump loses out in his reelection bid. “The one thing I can tell you, Sandra — this is not news, but it should be repeated — Nancy Pelosi is the problem here,” Navarro told host Sandra Smith. “There is a lot of people in her party who want to deal because they understand the pain and suffering of the people in this country, whether it’s...
    Country singer Mickey Guyton made history as the first Black female artist to perform her own song at the Academy of Country Music Awards, according to Yahoo. Guyton sang ‘What Are You Gonna Tell Her?’ at the 55th anniversary of the show, which was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. It was also the country star’s performance debut at the ACM Awards. “It’s been a struggle for me for a long time. To get this opportunity to represent for Black women at the ACM Awards and to sing a song about the oppression of women and trying to change that — it really does mean a lot to me to be able to do that at the...
    Inside Trevor Noah’s Bel Air Mansion Radical SR10: Lower Costs, More Data, Crazy Fast Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This State Now Has the Worst COVID Outbreak in the U.S. It has now been about nine months since it was first reported that the coronavirus had entered the United States. And while new COVID cases are finally decreasing across the country overall, per data from The New York Times, not every state is seeing that success. In fact, one...
    Musicians Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett both took home the American Country Music Award for Entertainer of the Year on Wednesday night. Underwood and Rhett are now the first people to share the award. WATCH:  “We have a tie,” host Keith Urban said before announcing the winners of the award. “This has got to be the first in ACM history.” “2020 man,” Underwood said during her acceptance speech. “I am more than happy to share this with Thomas Rhett.” (RELATED: Carrie Underwood Is CMT Music Award’s Most Decorated Artist) The win marks Rhett’s first in the category and Underwood’s third, according to Fox News. A woman has reportedly not won Entertainer of the Year since Taylor Swift last won...
    (CNN)At a press conference on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump made abundantly clear how he views the country he was elected to lead: Through purely partisan goggles.Talking about the death toll -- almost 200,000 people as of Thursday morning -- from Covid-19 in the United States, Trump said this:"If you take the blue states out, we're at a level that I don't think anybody in the world would be at. We're really at a very low level. But some of the states, they were blue states and blue-state-managed."It's an amazing admission to hear from the President of the United States. And the latest sign that Trump really doesn't view himself as the President of the entire country. Instead, he sees...
    Back in April as coronavirus was exploding across the country, the U.S. Postal Service had a plan to send five reusable facemasks to every home across the country. The White House killed the plan. “USPS leaders drafted a news release announcing plans to distribute 650 million masks nationwide, enough to offer five face coverings to every American household,” The Washington Post reports. “This unprecedented undertaking is being done in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force,” the press release reads, “and a consortium of textile manufacturers.” It called the project a “critical national initiative.” The hardest hit areas would be the first to receive them. “The service specifically identified Orleans and Jefferson parishes in Louisiana as the first areas to receive face coverings,...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s oil minister claimed the severe fuel crisis that has hit his country is the result of Western sanctions, and also allegedly because oil fields in eastern regions have fallen under control of American troops and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters. The minister, Bassam Tomeh told state TV in an interview aired late Wednesday that oil supplies have been delayed because of the situation. “We have stocks that we are trying to manage in a rational way,” he said, without elaborating. U.S. sanctions on Iran have compounded the fuel crisis faced by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Tehran is a key Damascus ally that has supplied it with crude oil throughout Syria’s nine-year civil...
    Miranda Lambert performed 'Bluebird' at the Bluebird Cafe. Miranda Lambert looked amazing in a stand-out western ensemble at the ACM Awards on Wednesday night. The country music sensation went casual for the special event. However, she dazzled it up with plenty of sparkle and fringe. The ACMs had to adjust things due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year. The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee was deemed the perfect venue for Lambert to sing her hit single, “Bluebird,” according to a report by People. She walked the red carpet and performed on stage wearing a blue outfit with her own unique flair added to it. The button-down western shirt featured fringe on the front and even longer fringe dangling from the...
    The Academy of Country Music Awards left fans stunned when, for the first time in its history, the evening ended in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett for entertainer of the year. While the award is a hallowed one among country musicians and fans alike, some fans weren’t terribly pleased to see it split between the two crooners. “Of course they had to make the ACM Awards Entertainer a Tie and make sure a man still won, couldn’t let a well deserving, hard working woman have it this year on her own,” said one viewer on Twitter. “Over this s–t.” “ACM Awards with a TIE for Entertainer of the Year?! Participation trophy generation at its finest,” stated another. “Next up...
    Damascus — Saleem sees no hope for his future in Syria. At just 25, he's made a good living as a singer at a restaurant in the capital's old town. Now he's saving whatever he can to finance what he expects to be a "terrifying journey to seek a new life abroad." His plan is to get into Lebanon first, and then try to get onto a plane to Turkey. From there, he'll have to rely on people smugglers, using boats, buses, trains or whatever is necessary, to reach Germany or some other safe haven in Europe.   "It is not easy, I know," he tells CBS News. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox He also knows he'll have...
    Former RNC chair Michael Steele expressed his dismay and disgust over President Donald Trump’s assault on science and his own CDC director, and bemoaned the fact that the attack would have no effect on his loyal base — even amid a global pandemic. After Dr. Robert Redfield contradicted the president’s narrative on both the timing of a Covid vaccine rollout as well as the efficacy of mask wearing at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Trump very clearly tried to walk back his own CDC director’s under-oath testimony while appearing to differentiate the relevance of Americans deaths in red vs. blue states. Redfield however, after his public dressing down, notably released a statement later that same day that did not bend to Trump’s claims...
    VIDEO1:1901:19Emirati minister says the UAE and Israel have much to learn from each otherCapital Connection SINGAPORE — The Middle East will benefit from the bilateral deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the Emirati minister of economy said this week. "Both nations will bring different mindsets to the table, different advantages, and I think the whole region will benefit from this agreement," Abdulla bin Touq told CNBC's Hadley Gamble on Wednesday. His comments follow a ceremony at the White House where Bahrain and the UAE held a signing ceremony with Israel. In August, the UAE became the third Arab country to open diplomatic ties with Israel in a U.S.-brokered deal. Bahrain followed, normalizing relations last week. Egypt and Jordan established normal ties with...
    Taylor Swift performed "Betty" at the 2020 ACM Awards. CBS Taylor Swift performed at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday. She sang "Betty" live for the first time — the 14th track on her newest album "Folklore" — from the stage of Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry House. It marked Swift's first country awards show performance in seven years. She last took the ACM Awards stage in 2013, guest-starring alongside Tim McGraw to sing "Highway Don’t Care." She last attended the ACM Awards in 2015, when she was honored with the Milestone Award — and thanked the country music community for supporting her pivot to pop. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. —ACM Awards (@ACMawards)...
    The president of the United States takes the following oath at his or her inauguration: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Donald Trump has repeatedly betrayed this promise, and should long since have been removed from office for doing so. The Constitution deems that the president is commander in chief of the military. As revealed by the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, Donald Trump believes that members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle are “suckers” and “losers” for not being as selfish and cowardly as he is. Trump also...
    David Tennant goes on a lovely stroll with his wife Georgia … after being kidnapped by serial killer Dennis Nilsson By Eleanor Sharpils for the Daily Mail and Jason Chester for MailOnline Published: 17:02 EDT, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 18:20 EDT, 16 September 2020 David Tennant goes on a lovely stroll with his wife – after being kidnapped by serial killer Dennis Nilsson. Former Doctor Who star, 49, starred in the television drama Des, which tells how work center employee Nilsson murdered at least 12 men and boys in London. A total of 5.1 million tunes were made in the opening episode on ITV on Monday, with 4.5 million on Tuesday. The play ended Wednesday night....
    Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka has reiterated his disgust over NFL players who protest during the national anthem, telling them if they don’t like the U.S.A., they should “go to another country.” In an interview on Newsmax TV on Monday, the Hall of Fame coach once again wagged his finger at the “privileged” players who have become incredibly wealthy playing football. “Football’s football. It’s not a complicated thing. You’re playing the game, you’re enjoying the game. You don’t like the game, get out of it,” Ditka told host Shaun Kraisman. NFL ????: Hall-of-Fame coach Mike Ditka tells protesting players that if they cant respect this country, get the hell out of it. [with Newsmax TVs @ShaunKraisman https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO] pic.twitter.com/E3jPCBrMdt —...
    Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021. A speech written by Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoted the Caribbean island nation's first premier Errol Barrow's warning against 'loitering on colonial premises'. Buckingham Palace has said Barbados' intention to remove the Queen as head of state and become a republic is a 'matter' for the Caribbean nation.   The Queen pictured with Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Windsor Castle in 2018 The Queen inspects a guard of honour upon arrival in Barbados in 1977  Prince Charles attends a wreath laying ceremony in Bridgetown in March 2019  Reading the speech, Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason said:...
    The 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) is upon us again, but this time things will look different than in years past. Keith Urban is set to host the affair for the first time Wednesday night, and favorite performers will deliver hits live from Nashville, Tenn., after the show was moved from Las Vegas amid the coronavirus pandemic. This year the ACMs are also going without an audience, but that doesn’t mean the fan interaction won’t be in effect. TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM 'BETTY' AT ACM AWARDS, HER FIRST COUNTRY AWARDS SHOW PERFORMANCE IN 7 YEARS Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019, in Las...
    Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Wednesday argued that the United States is “under attack” by the radical left-wing. Nunes, on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” was asked about California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) differing from President Donald Trump in beliefs but the two still showing mutual respect for each other amid the state’s wildfires. The California lawmaker said the problem stems from the “radical left,” who he said has “made it almost impossible for anyone to get along in this country.” Nunes also highlighted that some on the left still refuse to accept the 2016 presidential election. “That’s what the American people expect, and it’s what we should want,” Nunes said of the mutual respect between Trump and Newsom. “The problem...
    With under two months remaining until the 2020 presidential election amid a global pandemic and nationwide, ongoing protests and riots over alleged racial inequality, one theme dominates the trucking industry: safety.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tuesday marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate the Latino community. There is a lot to celebrate, from the culture and sense of family to the pursuit of the American dream."The language would be the first thing. Esta es una casa de espanol, hablamos espanol aqui," said Diana Lopez a native from Honduras, pointing to her parents, reminding her that at home "they had to speak Spanish."BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeBelinda Hernandez Arriaga, assistant professor at University of San Francisco, believes an inclusive sense of unity is what makes the Latino community strong."The sense of family that we have extended family, we have madrinas, comadres and we have...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tuesday marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate the Latino community. There is a lot to celebrate, from the culture and sense of family to the pursuit of the American dream."The language would be the first thing. Esta es una casa de espanol, hablamos espanol aqui," said Diana Lopez a native from Honduras, pointing to her parents, reminding her that at home "they had to speak Spanish."BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeBelinda Hernandez Arriaga, assistant professor at University of San Francisco, believes an inclusive sense of unity is what makes the Latino community strong."The sense of family that we have extended family, we have madrinas, comadres and we have...
    Chromebook, headphones, desks: COVID-era virtual school supplies come with real spike in spending Travis Scott was reportedly fined after his surprise stop at a McDonalds in California was swarmed by 500 people Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Wearing This 30 Mins/Day Reverses Years Of Bad Posture & Back Pain Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the Most Sleep-Deprived State in the U.S. You know that getting the proper amount of sleep every night is important...
    The island nation of Barbados revealed plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and forge ahead as a republic. Barbados Governor-General Sandra Mason announced the move in a Tuesday speech written by the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. Mason said that Barbados would strive to become a republic before the country marks its 55th independence anniversary in November 2021. “Having obtained independence over half a century ago, our country can be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance. The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Mason said. “Barbadians want a Barbadian head of state. This is the ultimate statement of confidence of who we are and what we are...
    Fact check: 2016 photo of Smokies firefighters miscaptioned to claim connection to 2020 wildfires How big are Krogers online grocery sales now? Bigger than Levi Strauss or Harley-Davidson Lil Nas X writing the best kids book of all time, titled C Is for Country Get ready to... read 'til you can't no more. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Music superstar Lil Nas X — father of the viral country-rap crossover hit "Old Town Road" — is saddling up for his first foray into children's literature with the upcoming publication of his book C Is for Country. Set for release on Jan. 5, the picture book follows a pony named Panini (seemingly after the 21-year-old's 2019 single...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday welcoming the start of negotiations between Afghan representatives and the Taliban, encouraging the warring parties to engage in good faith and aim for a permanent cease-fire and political settlement to their 19-year conflict. The resolution, which also extended the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan into next September, also strongly encourages the parties “to continue pursuing confidence-building measures including additional reductions in violence.” Germany’s U.N. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, who drafted the resolution with Indonesia, called the weekend’s start of negotiations in Qatar “a major achievement which we have all been waiting for for many years.” “It is indeed in Afghan hands to define the future path of their...
    Journalist and author Bob Woodward delivered a devastating assessment of President Donald Trump’s time in office, calling it a “staggering, monumental tragedy across the board.” On Wednesday morning’s edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Woodward to explain what sort of book Trump thought he was getting when he was being interviewed for “Rage,” the bombshell tome that’s currently causing Trump such headaches. Woodward explained that “Trump regretted not talking to me to me for ‘Fear’,” his previous book, “and so he agreed to do this, and it was one of the most, one of the strangest experiences of my life.” Woodward explained the surreal experience of having to keep a tape recorder at the ready at...
    Back in 2016 when quarterback Colin Kaepernick started protesting racial inequality during the national anthem, Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka said he should “get the hell out” of the country because he thought that it was a form of disrespect. Just a few short months ago when George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were both victims of police brutality, Ditka once again reiterated in July that athletes who are protesting the anthem should “get the hell out” of the United States. And following this week’s NFL games, for a third time Ditka spoke out on the players who knelt during the anthem. STEELERS PLAYERS STAND FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM, HOLD BANNER BEFORE GAME VS. GIANTS ERIC REID DESCRIBES NFL'S SOCIAL JUSTICE PUSH...
    The Queen will no longer serve as Barbados' head of state. Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images The Queen will be removed as Barbados' head of state when the country becomes a republic next year. The Caribbean island's governor-general Dame Sandra Mason read a speech from Prime Minister Mia Mottley which delivered the country's plan to replace the British monarch with a Barbadian head of state. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," she said, according to The Guardian. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Barbados has announced its plan to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and become a republic by November 2021.  The Caribbean island said it wants a...
    Caution: This is in no way a forecast that Joe Biden will lose or is likely to lose. While the race has, predictably, tightened somewhat, he is ahead in the polls and has a clear shot at victory. Instead, this is a rumination on the media and political world if that were to be the outcome.If Joe Biden loses his bid to unseat Donald Trump, the media will be in a state of shock--and utter disbelief. How on earth, most journalists and commentators will ask, can Trump have won a second term? That will be the dominant question reverberating across the media landscape, drowning out those who ask “how could Biden have blown his lead?” The media establishment, after all,...
    A law enforcement officer watches flames launch into the air as fire continues to spread at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images Roughly 162 million Americans will likely see a decline in the quality of their environment as the climate crisis continues to cause natural disasters all across the country, ProPublica reported.  The crisis would lead to migration across the US, but as Americans try to avoid one disaster in one part of the country, they may be walking into another crisis in another region.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. About half of all Americans, or 162 million residents, will likely see a decline in the quality...
    MEXICO – The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, celebrated an unprecedented Cry of Independence on Tuesday in an atmosphere marred by the coronavirus pandemic and several open political fronts. With the flag of Mexico, received from the hands of cadets of the Military College, the president appeared on the central balcony of the National Palace to give the traditional “Scream” in commemoration of the 210th anniversary of the beginning of Mexico’s independence. “Mexicans and Mexicans”, said López Obrador to start 20 “long live!” for independence, the heroes Miguel Hidalgo, José María Morelos, Josefa Ortiz, Ignacio Allende and Leona Vicario to continue with harangues to the heroic people of Mexico, freedom, justice and even...
    Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, has been hit with a lawsuit after changing their name. In June, the country band decided to drop the word "antebellum" from their name "after much personal reflection" due to its association with slavery and a pre-abolition South. However, Seattle-based blues singer Anita "Lady A" White had been using the name for two decades. LADY A SINGER SAYS COUNTRY BAND TRIED TO USE HER 'LOVE OF GOD' TO GET HER TO GIVE UP RIGHTS The band previously filed a lawsuit, a rep confirmed to Fox News, after White allegedly made an “attempt to enforce purported trademarks rights," per the suit. Country group Lady A, previously Lady Antebellum, is being sued by Antina White, a blues...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Health Ministry says coronavirus cases in the country have surpassed 5 million and 82,066 people have died. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Nintendo has announced the next round of games to be added to the ever-growing Nintendo Switch Online retro library. The headliner is Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, the 1995 sequel to the original Donkey Kong Country that was added to Nintendo Switch Online back in July. I will be straight with you and admit that I am not a Donkey Kong Country fan. But I am a Picross fan, so I’m excited for the next addition: Mario’s Super Picross , a 1995 SNES game that has never been released in the US. (It did see release on the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console in PAL regions, though.) If you’re not a Picross player already, Nintendo has posted...
    Actor Jeffrey Wright claims that even if Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in the November election, the Westworld and Batman star says an “illnesses” in America that has “flared up hard during these last four years” may never go away. “Even if Biden wins — and he must — our country is hurting culturally, politically, economically, spiritually. We devour ignorance hungrily,” said Wright in a recent interview with the Daily Beast. “We’re moral only to the extent that it serves us. We’re materialistic. We veer toward senseless violence. We’re in love with guns. Some dangerous illnesses have been flared up hard during these last four years.” “A Biden win will slam the garbage lid on some of it, but all that’s not disappearing next...