Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court late Wednesday blocked a lower court order allowing voters in Alabama to cast their ballots curbside at polling places that provide that option, ending an option intended to make voting safer and easier during the pandemic. Alabama law does not prohibit that practice, but it doesn’t provide for it, either. Secretary of State John Merrill said it would not be feasible … Read more

CNN skips FBI news conference revealing Iran, Russia’s attempts to interfere with 2020 election

CNN may bill itself as a 24-hour news network but it chose not to bother with the breaking news coming from the FBI news conference regarding election interference by bad actors overseas.  While Fox News and MSNBC aired the remarks made by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray about foiled attempts by Iran and Russia to sow chaos and disinformation in the … Read more

Tucker Carlson: The curious case of Chris Cuomo, mask hypocrite

Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary on the Oct. 21, 2020 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Over the past few days, weeks, months and years, we’ve learned that the class system in this country is more real than we ever knew. If you’re a member of the group that’s in charge right now, you can do pretty much whatever you want. Jeffrey Epstein understood … Read more

Asia Today: Sri Lanka closes fish market, expands curfew

Sri Lanka’s main fish market has been closed and a curfew widened as a COVID-19 outbreak grows ByThe Associated Press October 22, 2020, 3:56 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s main fish market was closed Thursday and a curfew widened as a COVID-19 outbreak grows. The government imposed the curfew in parts of the … Read more

Communities find reasons, ways to come together during pandemic

MOSER RIVER – Despite a global pandemic brought on by the coronavirus, rural communities still enjoy quality of life and have come up with innovative ways to remain connected. Molly Gammon, a community organizer in Moser River, says there is always a silver lining when challenges – such as a pandemic – present themselves. As an example, the community of Harrigan Cove on the Eastern Shore, … Read more

Rishi Sunak’s new lockdown millions: Chancellor prepares rescue deal

Job rescue scheme ‘to be extended to London and other Tier 2 lockdown areas’ TODAY: Rishi Sunak will unveil new subsidies as government borrowing balloons to £1bn a DAY Chancellor will update MPs this morning on a package of support set to cost hundreds of millions of pounds  He prepared to reach deeper into Treasury’s coffers as figures showed Government’s daily £1bn borrowing Efforts to bring … Read more

Government borrows more than £1billion PER DAY during Covid crisis

Government has borrowed £1bn PER DAY and £208bn in just six months – during coronavirus crisis as £2tn debt debt pile hits worst level since 1960 Government borrowing has hit £208billion in six months of coroanvirus crisis Debt pile has topped £2trillion and at 103.3% of GDP is the highest since 1960  September borrowing figure of £36.1billion was the third highest on record  By James Tapsfield, Political … Read more

Police officer in charge of enforcing lockdown laws’ shock confession

Even I don’t know the rules: Police officer in charge of enforcing UK’s coronavirus lockdown laws makes shocking confession to MPs Owen Weatherill told MPs that the new three-tier system was too confusing He failed to clarify that households must not mix indoors in Tier Two areas Lancashire Chief Constable Andy Rhodes also slipped up in farcical meeting By Rebecca Camber Chief Crime Correspondent For The … Read more

Londoners could face £27.50 daily congestion charge under TfL bailout

London drivers could have to pay £27.50  a day if they drive an old polluting car through the center of the city under new congestion charge Sadiq Khan claims ministers are demanding he vastly extends congestion zone  Some motorists could be charged twice if they also travel through the ULEZ  Boris Johnson yesterday accused Mr Khan of ‘effectively bankrupting’ TfL  By Jack Elsom For Mailonline Published: … Read more

Dutch King makes a public apology for holiday during lockdown

‘It was very unwise’: Dutch King Willem-Alexander makes a public apology alongside Queen Maxima after their holiday to Greece during lockdown sparked huge backlash King Willem-Alexander appeared alongside Queen Maxima in video message He apologised for jetting off on holiday during a partial lockdown in the country The couple left off on Friday but returned after only one day due to backlash  By Sophie Tanno For … Read more

Covid cases ‘being driven down as young people start following rules’

Hopes rise that coronavirus cases are being driven down because young people have started following rules – despite warnings of tens of thousands more deaths as infections increase among elderly North east has managed to escape Tier Three restrictions as a result of the trend  SAGE member Professor John Edmunds said a vaccine may come this winter But he told MPs it would only manage the … Read more

Supermarkets slash prices to help the jobless this festive season

Supermarkets slash cost of basics in price battle to help the jobless this festive season as coronavirus-linked unemployment rises Waitrose say it will cut prices of 200 own-label products by an average of 15% Meanwhile, Co-op is set to launch an ‘honest value’ range with up to 50 products It follows similar efforts by supermarkets, including Tesco and Asda, as the country braces itself for a … Read more

Giuliani caught with ‘Borat’s daughter’ with hand down his pants

Rudy Giuliani claims Borat honey trap is a ‘hit job’ to distract voters from Hunter Biden laptop scandal after Sacha Baron Cohen tricked him into going to hotel room with actress and filmed him President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani appears in the forthcoming ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’  The Guardian reported Wednesday that Giuliani is interviewd by ‘Borat’s daughter’ Tutar, who poses as a conservative news … Read more

Who needs a second round of stimulus checks the most?

Who needs a second round of stimulus checks the most? – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live Millions of Americans are waiting for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to come to an agreement on a second coronavirus stimulus package. It’s been months now since funds from the original CARES Act ran out. Dr. Lisa Cook, a professor of economics at Michigan State University and a former senior … Read more

A Nation In Need: A Stimulus Checklist

A Nation In Need: A Stimulus Checklist – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live It’s been months since the first coronavirus stimulus checks went out, and with no end to the pandemic in sight, many Americans are in desperate need of additional help. CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and economist Lisa Cook join CBSN’s Lana Zak for a special look into what’s needed to keep … Read more

14-year-old girl wins $25,000 prize for research on potential coronavirus cure

A budding scientist from Frisco, Texas, hopes to one day save lives with her research on a potential treatment for the coronavirus. Anika Chebrolu, 14, was named the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a competition for middle school scientists. The eighth-grader’s project won her a $25,000 cash prize. “I isolated a lead compound from a database of almost 698 million molecules,” said Chebrolu. … Read more

Russia and Iran attempts to shape US election outcome ‘should surprise nobody’

Foreign powers were using the data to send threatening emails to voters and to undermine confidence in the election – Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg The latest revelations about Russia and Iran obtaining American voters’ registration records throws a bombshell twist into the presidential campaign less than two weeks before the election. The announcement by the US Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, and FBI director Christopher Wray made … Read more

UK-EU Brexit talks restart with just weeks to seal deal

Anxiety has been mounting about the likely repercussions of “no deal”, with European fishermen notably warning they face ruin if deprived of access to Britain’s rich waters More Britain and the European Union will resume fraught post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday after seven days lost to threats and brinkmanship, and with just weeks left to salvage an agreement. The UK had been refusing since Friday to … Read more

New German coronavirus cases rise by more than 10,000 for first time: RKI

People wearing face masks are pictured at Schloss Strasse shopping street as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Berlin More BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany rose by more than 10,000 in a single day for the first time, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The institute recorded 11,287 new cases in its … Read more

Pronghorns athletes take part in conversations about racism, diversity in sport

Pronghorns athletes at the University of Lethbridge are taking part in a two-part seminar beginning Wednesday night, as the BIPOC Speaker Series looks to shine a light on the roles that student athletes, coaches and administrators have in creating a more inclusive community. The two-night online seminar (Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 ) features a four-person panel guiding the conversation. Read more: Pronghorns golfers the lone … Read more

Trump campaign takes over YouTube masthead for debate day with help of UFC supporters

EXCLUSIVE: President Trump’s campaign Thursday will take over YouTube’s masthead for 24 hours, controlling the prime internet real estate on the day of final debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Fox News has learned. The Trump campaign will feature several ads on YouTube’s homepage throughout the ad buy period, including two from Ultimate Fighting Championship supporters. One new ad is from UFC President Dana White who … Read more

Gade campaign outraises Democratic Sen. Mark Warner for 1st time in 3rd quarter

GOP Senate candidate Daniel Gade, of Virginia, took in a $2.5 million fundraising haul in the third quarter of 2020, a seven-figure improvement over earlier totals and the first time he has raised more than incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, who raised $2.2 million. News of the campaign’s new fortunes comes with just two weeks until Election Day, and as Warner has generally outspent and outraised … Read more

Ohio sheriff offers one-way ticket for celebs who want to leave country if Trump is reelected

An Ohio sheriff known for his bold statements is calling out Hollywood liberals who oppose President Donald Trump – offering to buy them one-way tickets out of the country if the president wins reelection. “It’s that time of election year again,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones posted on his office’s official Facebook account, stylized to look like a news release. “Celebrities threatening to leave the United States if the President … Read more

Partisan fighting over COVID-19 relief bill reaches Colorado Senate race

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner accused his Democratic challenger, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, of flip-flopping on his stance on the importance of providing a “targeted” coronavirus relief package as quickly as possible. “Last week [Hickenlooper] said he supported a targeted relief bill. Chuck Schumer must’ve called him because he now refuses to support [additional] COVID relief,” Gardner,  Republican, tweeted on Wednesday. “If their goal is to make this pandemic as painful as … Read more

Trump slams ‘corrupt’ Biden family during White House town hall

Trump slams ‘terrible’ and ‘corrupt’ Biden family and accuses Twitter and Facebook of ‘election interference’ for censoring the Hunter email story during White House town hall with Eric Bolling Trump sat down with Sinclair Broadcasting Network’s Eric Bolling in the Rose Garden a pre-taped town hall which aired on Wednesday night The president suggested that Joe Biden is shying away from the media because of the … Read more

Aussies could be reunited by Christmas as state borders come down

Flying home for Christmas! Thousands of Aussies could be reunited for summer holidays – with Scott Morrison set to urge state premiers to open their borders by December as restrictions cost the economy $10billion a month State and territory border restrictions have been in place since April 2020 Thousands of Australians have not seen family and friends for seven months  Scott Morrison will urge premiers to … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Chancellor is today expected to unveil new support package to help firms in parts of the country under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions. Rishi Sunak will outline his plan to help firms, particularly pubs and restaurants, who have seen their trade drop as a result of the restrictions in the … Read more

Mystery surrounds why babies weren’t transferred to Melbourne for lifesaving treatment

A former head of Adelaide’s central children’s hospital has questioned why four babies who died there in the past month were not transferred to Melbourne for potentially lifesaving heart surgery. Key points: The four deaths were publicly revealed at a parliamentary committee earlier this week A former hospital CEO has questioned why they were not transferred to Melbourne Another senior doctor says safety reports were “rejected” … Read more

Lygon Street overtaken by ‘For lease’ signs amid Melbourne’s lockdown

Why the heartbreaking story behind this photo of what was once Australia’s most famous eat street should sound a warning to EVERYONE about the devastating cost of lockdowns Little Italy on Melbourne’s Lygon Street is on its knees with ‘for lease’ signs littering the famous food precinct Melbourne’s crushing coronavirus lockdown has forced dozens of longstanding businesses into bankruptcy Depressing sight is a far cry from … Read more

Small business owner makes profits after PPP loan

Small business owner makes profits after PPP loan – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live Earlier this year, CBS News spoke with a small business owner who said the federal Paycheck Protection Program was not ideal for his business. But with the help from the program and after some restructuring, he now says his business is more profitable than it was before the coronavirus outbreak. Joe … Read more

A look inside the COVID-19 ward at Wisconsin’s largest hospital

CBS News was granted access into Wisconsin’s largest hospital – Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee – which has five coronavirus units. The ICU is for the most critical patients. Nurse Ashley Bonus has been there since the start, treating patients like 73-year-old attorney Sue Pappas. When asked if she had any idea how she got COVID-19, Pappas responded, “No! I can’t explain it. I … Read more

PPP loan recipient says business is more profitable than before COVID-19

Joe Walsh, the founder and owner of eco-friendly cleaning service Green Clean Maine, completely shut down his Portland-based business in March as a result of the pandemic. Laying off 34 of 35 employees was “the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make as a business owner,” he said, but in his view, it wasn’t worth risking his employees’ and clients’ lives just to clean a few … Read more

Saskatoon care home residents able to vote despite visitation restrictions

Care home residents in Saskatoon may have limited visitors, but they’ll still be able to vote in the upcoming municipal and provincial elections. As of Wednesday morning, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is limiting visitation in Saskatoon SHA facilities and care homes to family members visiting for compassionate reasons. This includes visiting residents while they’re on end-of-life care or before they have a major surgery. Read … Read more

Canada reports 2,668 new cases of COVID-19, setting new daily record

Canada added 2,668 new cases of the novel coroanvirus on Wednesday, setting a new record for highest single-day increase. Health officials also reported 35 new fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 9,829. The new infections come as health officials work to slow the spread of COVID-19, while Canada battles the second wave of the pandemic. Read more: Why coronavirus testing strategies are changing as numbers … Read more

2020 CMT Music Awards: Partial Winners list

The time has come to honor some of country music‘s biggest names. Legends like Tanya Tucker will join the likes of Carrie Underwood for the show with appearances from pop stars like Katy Perry and Demi Lovato. Hosting duties were taken on by Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and Sarah Hyland. This year’s show took place outdoors in order to accommodate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, setting it apart … Read more

Trump downplays Obama’s return to campaign trail, says he was ‘all over the place’ for Hillary Clinton

President Trump dismissed Barack Obama’s potential impact on the 2020 election on Wednesday after his predecessor returned to the campaign trail to rally support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Trump told supporters in Gastonia, N.C., that it “took forever” for Obama to publicly support Biden’s bid for the presidency. The president detailed a conversation with a staffer who said Obama’s comeback could be “bad news” for … Read more

Sarah Hyland steps out in a stunning sheer look and ‘VOTE’ mask at 2020 CMT Music Awards

Sarah Hyland has taken on a new role after her “Modern Family” run — host of the 2020 CMT Music Awards. The 29-year-old star shared hosting duties with country stars Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde for the Wednesday night event in Nashville. Hyland kicked off the show wearing a sparkling pink top and an ankle-length glittering lavender skirt, which featured patterned holes.  Around her waist, the star wore … Read more

Obama slams Trump at Biden rally, warns voters ‘we can’t be complacent’

Former President Barack Obama took aim at his successor in the White House on Wednesday as he campaigned in-person for the first time for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. With Trump out of the White House, “you might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without an argument,” Obama told the crowd. “You’ll be able to go about your lives knowing that the president is not going … Read more

The Latest: Mexico estimates its caseload above 1 million

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health officials estimated Wednesday that the country has risen above 1 million coronavirus cases, though the figure includes both confirmed infections as well as suspected cases. Officials put the country’s apparent deaths from COVID-19 at 102,293, again including cases in which patients were not tested for the virus. The Health Department says its pandemic caseload tally has reached 1,005,938. That includes people … Read more

FBI warns Iran and Russia obtained voter data as part of election interference efforts – as it happened

Biden ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania while the two are tied in Texas Trump cuts short interview as Covid stimulus bill moves closer Report: Trump paid nearly $200,000 in taxes to China Florida accused of sowing confusion with voting changes Video: how Trump failed Ohio Sign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter Updated People line up at a polling station as … Read more

Barack Obama likens Donald Trump to ‘crazy uncle’ in Joe Biden rally speech – video

Play Video 3:58 Barack Obama has delivered a stinging rebuke of president Donald Trump in a speech delivered in Philadelphia while campaigning for Joe Biden. Obama criticised Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis as well as divisive behaviour including retweeting conspiracy theories that you wouldn’t tolerate from  anyone “except from a crazy uncle”. The former president also praised the positivity shown during the pandemic and recent … Read more

Russia and Iran obtained US voter data in bid to sow unrest before election, FBI warns

Russia and Iran have obtained some US voting registration information and are attempting to sow unrest in the upcoming election, the government’s national intelligence director said in a rare news conference Wednesday night. “We have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails, designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest and damage President Trump,” said John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence. The FBI director, Chris Wray, also … Read more

Opinion | Trump, Biden, Hunter, Chaos

If Donald Trump loses, a question for the ages will be: Did he tank his own election? As a conspiracy theory, it has more going for it than the Steele dossier. Just two weeks from Election Day, with October surprises adding to already routine chaos, the baseline reality in front of the incumbent president is that some 90% of the electorate is already committed either to … Read more

Sydney revellers party like it’s 2020 after a tumultuous year

Party like it’s 2020! Revellers pack on board a luxury $4.5million yacht and sail around Sydney as the Harbour City gets back to business Dozens of part-goers are snapped living it up on Sydney Harbour as warm Spring warm rolls in across the city A top cruise operator told Daily Mail Australia Sydneysiders are primed for a big Summer after a tough year  Although restrictions still … Read more

Senate Republicans prepare for possible “post-Trump world”

As Republicans face an Election Day that could bring bad news for President Trump and their party, some are beginning to distance themselves from the commander-in-chief, while also trying not to attract the ire of the president and his supporters. Some, like Senator Thom Tillis, who’s in a tight reelection battle in North Carolina, are acknowledging that Mr. Trump may not prevail in his re-election bid. … Read more

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. The papal thumbs-up came midway through the film that delves into issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality and the people most affected by discrimination. “Homosexual people have the right to … Read more

China reports 14 new coronavirus cases

Medical worker collects a swab from a student for nucleic acid testing in Qingdao More SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 14 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 21, compared with 11 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Thursday. All 14 of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. China reported 25 new asymptomatic patients, … Read more

Saskatoon road construction season wraps safely: city

The City of Saskatoon says the 2020 road construction season wrapped up safely this year. According to Terry Schmidt, general manager of transportation and construction, there were no “life-threatening incidents” in the city’s work zones. Read more: Driver ticketed after near miss in Saskatoon work zone “There has been less traffic on our roadways due to the pandemic, but we also believe drivers are getting the … Read more

‘Get your order in’: Customers could wait longer for home appliances amid supply chain disruption

For Canadians putting off buying or repairing a home appliance, the wait could get even longer. Retailers across the country are experiencing extended delivery delays on new orders, stemming from a global supply chain disruption triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Some fridges right now are two to six months away, some are four to eight months away,” said Jeff Sastaunik, general manager of Coast Appliances in Regina. … Read more

Obama calls on voters to hand Trump a clear defeat

Former President Barack Obama tore into President Donald Trump in a fiery speech Wednesday as being unable to take “the job seriously,” faulting him for lacking a plan to address the coronavirus, emboldening racism, working to rip away health care protections without an alternative, tweeting conspiracy theories and engaging regularly in lies and indecent behavior. It was a rare gloves-off moment for Obama in going after … Read more

Trump admin approves more than $1 billion in new arms sales to Taiwan, angering China

The Trump administration has approved more than $1 billion in arms sales to Taiwan in a move likely to further ratchet up tensions between Beijing and Washington. The State Department announced Wednesday it had allowed the sale of 135 precision land-attack missiles, associated equipment and training to Taiwan to improve its defense capabilities. The package is worth around $1.8 billion dollars. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo … Read more

Virginia teachers’ union calls for schools to remain virtual for after district schedules return to campus

A teachers’ union in Virginia is calling for a school district to reevaluate its plans for students and teachers to return to classrooms next month, saying that health data does not support the move. In a virtual town hall this week, Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand laid out plans for a gradual resumption of in-person learning beginning on Nov. 16. Chairs fill an empty classroom.   … Read more

‘Trump isn’t going to protect us’: Obama returns to campaign trail for Biden

US elections 2020 Former president told voters in swing state Pennsylvania: ‘What we do now these next 13 days will matter for decades to come’ Play Video 3:58 Barack Obama likens Donald Trump to ‘crazy uncle’ in Joe Biden rally speech – video Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday to deliver a scathing – and occasionally humorous – condemnation of his successor while … Read more

Jennifer Lawrence says Trump altered her political views: ‘There’s been a line drawn in the sand’

Jennifer Lawrence is opening up about how her political views and affiliations have changed throughout the years. The “Hunger Games” franchise star made the revelation on Wednesday during an episode of the “Absolutely Not” podcast and noted that despite the fact she had grown up in a Republican household, she has since reversed course “based on the things” she has “learned.” “My first time voting, I voted for … Read more

Miami Springs nursing home with 52 COVID deaths fined $67,000, but not stripped of license

Fair Havens Center, a nursing home in Miami Springs, Fla., where 52 residents died from COVID-19, has reopened after nearly having its license pulled for not abiding by proper coronavirus protocol and paying $67,000 in fines.  The facility had been closed to new residents for five months and was being probed by regulators. State officials, however, managed to reach a settlement, according to The Miami Herald.  The fine not only … Read more

Trump team will monitor final presidential debate ‘mute button’ technician

President Trump’s campaign intends to monitor the technician in charge of the mute button at Thursday night’s final presidential debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced this week that it will exercise its ability to mute Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, if either candidate talks outside their allotted two-minute time slot. The new debate format follows the first presidential debate, which was marred by Trump … Read more

Man faces state, federal charges in death of Houston officer

Authorities say a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston police officer during a domestic disturbance call is facing both state and federal charges and could face the death penalty By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press October 22, 2020, 12:52 AM • 4 min read HOUSTON — A man accused of fatally shooting a Houston police officer during a domestic disturbance call is facing both state … Read more

Alabama lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19

Alabama’s lieutenant governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19 By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press October 22, 2020, 12:32 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama’s lieutenant governor, who has called the state’s mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Republican Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said he had a positive … Read more