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  • Trump says federal government should again seek death penalty for Boston bomber Tsarnaev news

    President Donald Trump said Sunday that the federal government should again seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In a tweet, Trump said the federal government must challenge a Friday appeals court decision overturning the death penalty for the 2013 attack. "Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev," tweeted Trump.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:04:42 -0400
  • Iran has been covering up its coronavirus death toll, according to BBC investigation which says the true figure is almost 3 times higher news

    Both coronavirus deaths and cases are significantly higher than Iran is publicly reporting, according to government figures seen by the BBC.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:34:08 -0400
  • Illinois officials call to abolish history classes in the state until an 'alternative' is set up to highlight underrepresented groups news

    Illinois Democratic State Representative LaShawn K. Ford is demanding the history of minority groups to be taught in state schools.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:38:15 -0400
  • Emeritus Pope Benedict, 93, 'extremely frail' after visiting dying brother news

    Former Pope Benedict XVI became seriously ill after visiting his sick brother in Germany in June and is "extremely frail", according to a report in the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper on Monday. Benedict, 93, is suffering from erysipelas of the face, a virus that causes a rash and episodes of severe pain, the newspaper reported, citing the former pontiff's biographer, Peter Seewald. "According to Seewald, the Pope emeritus is now extremely frail," the report said. "His thinking and his memory are quick, but his voice is hardly audible at the moment." Mr Seewald reportedly visited Benedict in Rome on Saturday to present him with his biography. "At the meeting the emeritus Pope, despite his illness, was optimistic and declared that if his strength increased again he would possibly take up his pen again," the paper said. Benedict visited his sick brother, Georg, in Germany in June, marking his first trip out of Italy since his shock resignation in 2013. Georg Ratzinger died two weeks later, aged 96.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 00:25:50 -0400
  • Mexico arrests 'El Marro,' gang leader at the center of a bloody cartel war news

    Mexican authorities say they have detained José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias 'El Marro,' the alleged leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:32:40 -0400
  • Florida man once bitten by alligator is chomped by 8-foot shark while on vacation news

    Justin Stuller is now sporting two dozen stitches and a small limp after tangling with an eight-foot lemon shark in the Florida Keys.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:41:44 -0400
  • Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns news

    Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through western South Dakota, seeking the freedom of cruising the boundless landscapes in a state that has skipped lockdowns.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:48:57 -0400
  • Bower Studios and West Elm Reprise a Partnership With This New Collection

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    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:30:13 -0400
  • She got the virus. Then she was fired. Some sick workers left in cold by employers. news

    McDonald's and Marriott franchises are among hundreds of businesses that have illegally denied paid sick leave during the pandemic, records show.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:45:33 -0400
  • Biden urged not to debate Trump so president doesn't have another platform to 'lie' news

    Republican strategist Joseph Pinion and Democratic political analyst Kelly Hyman react.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:43:55 -0400
  • Homeland Security official reassigned after intelligence reports on journalists covering protests news

    A US intelligence official with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been reassigned following revelations that his office compiled "intelligence reports" on journalists and analysed communications between protesters amid ongoing demonstrations in Portland, Oregon.Brian Murphy was removed from his post following a report in The Washington Post revealing that the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis sent open source intelligence reports to federal law enforcement agencies containing information from two reporters who had published leaked unclassified government documents while covering Black Lives Matter protests.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:34:14 -0400
  • These 43-square-foot pods were originally for travelers to take a nap at the airport, but now the company is selling them for $50,000 each news

    NapCity's pods are modular and customizable, starting at $50,000.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0400
  • Fauci says states seeing surge in COVID-19 cases should reconsider some lockdown measures news

    In some states with moderate case counts, experts are seeing "that same insidious increase in percent positive that we had seen and pointed out ... in states like Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota and others", Fauci said during an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Fauci said last week that he was seeing signs the surge of COVID-19 cases could be peaking in the South and West while other areas were on the cusp of new outbreaks. Fauci said that it is crucial that the outbreak be contained before autumn, when influenza cases are likely to spike alongside COVID-19 and more people begin to move indoors, increasing the risk of contagion.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:03:26 -0400
  • Obama targets Texas in first round of 2020 endorsements news

    Former President Barack Obama unveiled his first round of 2020 endorsements on Monday, and he's got his eyes on Texas, at least at the local level.Obama is endorsing 27 Democratic candidates in Texas, including 19 for the state House, where Democrats need to win nine seats to grab the majority. The focus seems to make sense for Obama, The New York Times notes, because Texas districts will be redrawn after the 2020 census, and Democrats want to gain a foothold before that happens. The former president has made it a priority to back candidates whom the National Democratic Redistricting Committee has labeled key to the redistricting process.He decided to stay out of Texas' Senate race between incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and his Democratic challenger MJ Hegar, however. Obama similarly avoided other key Senate races in Republican states, including Montana, Kentucky, and Georgia, where his public support may not provide a boost, or could even prove harmful.> What's missing? Some key red state Senate races, including MT, KY, GA and TX where it is less clear that Obama's public backing would be a benefit.> > — Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) August 3, 2020In races at the national level, Obama endorsed 52 Democratic House candidates and five for the Senate in battleground states, and he's set to announce a second wave of endorsements for states who have yet to hold their primaries. Read more at The New York Times.More stories from The most damning inside portrait of the Trump administration yet 5 brutally funny cartoons about Bill Barr’s brand of justice Leaked report shows DHS targeted Americans who fought against ISIS in attempt to tie antifa to foreign power

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:11:00 -0400
  • Florida man arrested, charged with murder after fatally shooting Burger King worker over drive-thru delay, police say news

    A Florida man fatally shot a Burger King employee over a long drive-thru line, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:28:45 -0400
  • Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast news

    A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after a coronavirus outbreak on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew. Health authorities fear the ship also could have spread the virus to dozens of towns and villages along Norway's western coast. The confirmed virus cases from the MS Roald Amundsen raise new questions about safety on all cruise ships during a pandemic even as the devastated cruise ship industry is pressing to resume sailings after chaotically shutting down in March.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:16:11 -0400
  • Parents in a school district in Georgia, are demanding in-person classes. But hundreds of employees have tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19, revealing the biggest blind spot in the fight to reopen schools news

    "The primary consideration should always be the safety, the health of the welfare of the children, as well as the teachers...," Anthony Fauci said.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:58:52 -0400
  • Shoprite: Africa's biggest supermarket considers pulling out of Nigeria news

    Shoprite is the latest high-profile South African retailer to struggle in the Nigerian market.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:45:52 -0400
  • See the cities with the largest Black-white homeownership gaps news

    The gap is larger now than it was before the civil rights movement. An NBC News analysis of census data shows the divide is widest in some metro areas.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:28:00 -0400
  • Mysterious seeds sent from China to the US identified by the USDA news

    The mysterious seed packs from China that hundreds of Americans received in the mail have been identified, according to the US Department of Agriculture.Federal officials warned those who received the seeds not to plant them over fears that some may be invasive species and could destroy native plants and insects.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:11:05 -0400
  • Biden kicks off 'Made in America' tour targeting Ohio's working class voters, Trump warns of Democratic control news

    Fox News contributor Karl Rove comments on how similar Biden’s campaign strategies are to President Trump's.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:32:30 -0400
  • House panel investigates DHS office over Portland, other protests news

    The U.S. House Intelligence Committee launched an investigation on Monday into the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence office, including its actions in Portland, Oregon, and its involvement in other anti-racism protests across the country. "The reporting regarding the monitoring of peaceful protesters, creating and disseminating intelligence reports about journalists and protesters, and potential exploitation of electronic devices is deeply troubling," Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, wrote in a letter to top DHS officials. The United States has seen largely peaceful protests nationwide since the death of George Floyd, a Black man, while in Minneapolis police custody in May. Protests in cities, including Portland, have at times erupted into arson and violence, and federal officers sent into the Northwestern city have repeatedly clashed with crowds targeting the federal courthouse there.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:56:07 -0400
  • An Arizona congressman who tested positive for the coronavirus criticized Republican lawmakers for refusing to wear masks in the Capitol news

    Arizona Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday but is currently asymptomatic.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 06:35:00 -0400
  • See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Revolutionary Oeuvre

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    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:32:47 -0400
  • Hindus in India set to build temple at razed mosque site news

    As Hindus prepare to celebrate the groundbreaking of a long-awaited temple at a disputed ground in northern India, Muslims say they have no firm plans yet to build a new mosque at an alternative site they were granted to replace the one torn down by Hindu hard-liners decades ago. Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony follows a ruling by India’s Supreme Court last November favoring the building of a Hindu temple on the disputed site in Uttar Pradesh state. Hindus believe their god Ram was born at the site and claim that the Muslim Emperor Babur built a mosque on top of a temple there.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:09:03 -0400
  • Splash Mountain log flume ride sinks at Disney World's Magic Kingdom news

    Walt Disney World's Splash Mountain hit rough waters Sunday as Twitter users posted video of a submerged log flume ride they were in moments earlier.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:57:27 -0400
  • Islamic State group claims deadly attack on Afghanistan prison news

    As many as 300 inmates are said to be still on the run after the gun and bomb attack in Jalalabad.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:55:23 -0400
  • Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina news

    Hurricane Isaias made landfall late Monday night near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.It is a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 85 mph, and is bringing heavy rains and winds to the Carolinas. The National Hurricane Center warned that flooding, dangerous storm surges, and tornadoes are also possible.On Saturday evening, Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, and earlier Monday it grazed Florida and skirted by Georgia, strengthening back into a hurricane along the way. After battering the Carolinas, Isaias is expected to continue up the mid-Atlantic, and forecasters have warned that New Jersey and New York will likely see strong winds, torrential rain, and coastal flooding.More stories from The most damning inside portrait of the Trump administration yet 5 brutally funny cartoons about Bill Barr’s brand of justice Leaked report shows DHS targeted Americans who fought against ISIS in attempt to tie antifa to foreign power

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:59:31 -0400
  • Texas will now allow people taking the bar exam to bring their own menstrual products news

    The Texas Board of Law Examiners will allow test-takers to bring their own menstrual products after previously forbiding them over security concerns.

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:19:09 -0400
  • China seeks to increase influence in South China Sea by reclassifying international shipping lanes news

    China has quietly changed how it identifies a vast stretch of international waters in a shipping regulation, indicating it as a “coastal” region, rather than “offshore,” as authorities seek to exert even greater control over the South China Sea. The amended regulation, first drafted in the 1970s, went into effect on Saturday, and establishes a “navigation area” from China’s Hainan island in the south, all the way down to the disputed Paracel Islands, which sit east of Vietnam’s coastline. The revision, however small, allows Beijing yet another avenue to justify its claims in the region. “The move is pretty consistent with the broader, general patterns of China seeking ‘creeping jurisdiction’ using domestic laws to assert its claims and extend control in the South China Sea,” said Collin Koh,a research fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. “With those domestic laws and regulations being implemented quietly without fanfare, the less likely it’ll attract undue external attention, so that over time a fait accompli is created - in other words, for Beijing to change facts on the ground.” The risk, in the long run, is that this area of ocean already flanked by Chinese military interests and installations, could turn a navigational zone to a “future security alert zone,” he said. The change comes as China has displayed increasing swagger in the South China Sea, where Beijing and a number of Southeast Asian countries all lay claim to the rocks, reefs and waters.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:31:08 -0400
  • Russia says suspected mercenaries detained by Belarus were going to Latin America news

    A Russian diplomat said on Monday a group of more than 30 suspected Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus last week were only passing through Minsk and were on their way to an unnamed Latin American state. Belarusian authorities have said they suspect the men entered their country to plot "acts of terrorism" and destabilise it before an Aug. 9 presidential election. The Russian state says it does not use mercenaries.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:02:17 -0400
  • Trump administration includes nearly $400m to remodel West Wing in coronavirus relief bill news

    The Trump Administration wants to include $337m in its next coronavirus relief bill to pay for a renovation of the White Houses’ West Wing.The administration says the work would “increase the White House campus’s ability to detect, mitigate and alleviate external security and pandemic threats.”

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:26:05 -0400
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer said a US company should buy TikTok to prevent the Chinese government from accessing user data news

    "With TikTok in China, it's subject to Chinese Communist Party laws that may require handing over data to their government," the senator tweeted.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:40:35 -0400
  • Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges news

    The Philippine president has agreed to place the capital and outlying provinces back under a lockdown after medical groups warned that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the coronavirus amid an alarming surge in infections. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Monday that metropolitan Manila, the capital region of more than 12 million people, and five densely populated provinces will revert to stricter quarantine restrictions for two weeks starting Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte relaxed the country’s lockdown on June 1 in an effort to restart the stalled economy.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 01:57:13 -0400
  • Doomsday Mom Told Me to Lie to Cops Because Grandma Wanted to ‘Kidnap’ Son: Pal news

    A month after lying to authorities about the whereabouts of Lori Vallow’s 7-year-old boy at his mom’s behest, Melanie Gibb demanded answers from her best friend.“I had to move him somewhere else,” Vallow explained during a Dec. 8 phone call with her new husband, Chad Daybell, and Gibb. “The danger is that there are people after me.”“If you knew, it would put you in danger,” Daybell interjected, with a laugh. “I’m not telling nobody where he is so I can keep him as safe as possible. So nobody has to be questioned about it, so he can be safe.” About a month earlier, Vallow had asked Gibb not to talk to the cops about her son J.J.’s whereabouts, suggesting that the 7-year-old’s grandmother wanted to kidnap him, the friend testified Monday during a preliminary hearing in the case against Daybell. Family Says Bodies Found at Doomsday Home Are Missing KidsIn the recorded call—which was played in Fremont County Courthouse on Monday—Vallow said that J.J. was “safe and happy,” but refused to disclose whether she would return to Idaho.“I did exactly what I thought the Lord was instructing me to do,” Vallow said, just after asking whether Gibb was recording the call. “I promise you I have done nothing wrong in this case.” Daybell, 52, is accused of hiding evidence when authorities began to investigate the disappearance of Vallow’s two children, J.J and Tylee Ryan, who were found dead this summer. Daybell and Vallow, who are members of a community of doomsday preppers and were married two weeks after Daybell was widowed, have not been charged in the deaths of the two children. Both, however, are facing charges related to the investigation. The fourth witness of the day, Gibb testified about her relationship with Vallow, whom she once considered a “best friend” after meeting the mother-of-two at church in Arizona. She added that her relationship with Daybell, whom she has known for “three to four years,” was centered around his relationship with Vallow and some of the doomsday books he had written. Authorities say J.J. and Ryan, 17, had not been seen since September, but they weren’t registered as missing until November. In June, investigators found the two children’s remains—one “tightly” wrapped in plastic and the other badly burned—in the backyard of Daybell’s home. Gibb testified she last saw Ryan in July or August 2019 in Arizona and had assumed she was in college when she traveled to visit Vallow in Idaho in September. During that trip, Gibb said she saw Daybell and Vallow acting “affectionately,” holding hands and kissing—even though the doomsday writer was still married to his ex-wife. At the end of the weekend, Gibb said Vallow revealed that she had lied to J.J’s grandmother, Kay Woodcock, and told her “she had breast cancer” in order to persuade her to take care of the autistic 7-year-old.Two months later, Gibb said she was “shocked” when she received a phone call from Daybell in the “late morning” warning her not to answer a future call from the Rexburg Police Department inquiring about J.J. Detective Recalls Gut-Wrenching Moment Doomsday Mom’s Kids Were Found“Hi Melanie, this is Chad. The Rexburg Police are going to call you. Don’t pick up,” Daybell told Gibb on Nov. 26, adding that authorities were at Vallow’s house looking for the child. Daybell told her Vallow was going to tell authorities J.J. was with her, and Gibb said she asked, “JJ is not at Kay’s house?” “He said no,” she testified. “I asked him if he was nervous and he said, ‘Yes.’”About an hour later, Gibb said Vallow called her, stating that everything was “fine” and that she wanted to protect J.J. from his grandmother, whom she accused of wanting to “kidnap him.”Gibb stated that despite feeling “horrible,” she followed her friend’s wishes and didn’t answer calls from Idaho authorities because she believed the 7-year-old was in danger. Later, she said she spoke to a Gilbert police detective, Ryan Pillar, falsely telling him that she had been with J.J but that the child was back with Vallow. Upset that her friend was “misleading and manipulative,” Gibb said that she decided to record her conversation with Vallow to assist in the ongoing police investigation. While the call between Gibb and Vallow fluctuates between scriptures and questions about J.J, Vallow gets angry at the suggestion she did anything that could hurt her son. “You know me, Mel. It sounds like you’ve been influenced by someone dark,” Vallow said, stressing that police were working with J.J.’s grandmother in a “dark capacity.” “I’m sorry that you don’t want me to protect my children.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:34:06 -0400
  • 'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond talks stretchy 'pandemic pants,' shares Instant Pot recipe news

    "They’re black yoga pants ... and I have not worn anything, but black yoga pants since" mid-March says "The Pioneer Woman" host Ree Drummond.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:17:17 -0400
  • Coronavirus: Melbourne police rebuke 'sovereign citizens' for breaking rules news

    Authorities in the virus-hit city say more people are resisting lockdown measures, sometimes violently.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:53:18 -0400
  • Leaked report shows DHS targeted Americans who fought against ISIS in attempt to tie antifa to foreign power news

    A Department of Homeland Security intelligence report leaked to The Nation has some experts skeptical of the department's motives.The report targeted several left-wing American activists who the department would normally be prohibited from gathering intelligence on unless they had reason to believe the individuals were operating on behalf of a foreign power. The people named in the report, many of whom have identified with far-left causes, do have connections abroad — they traveled to Syria in the past and fought against the Islamic State alongside Kurdish factions like the YPG, PKK, and the Peshmerga.The U.S., of course, considers ISIS an enemy, so it may seem surprising the U.S. government would focus on people who volunteered to fight against the terrorist group, but critics argue the Syria connection could be a ruse to root out potential antifa members. (Some of the individuals denied membership in antifa, which does not necessarily operate in any organized capacity to begin with.)> This is a big deal. Much as Trump et al want, domestic groups like the anti-fascist movement can't be formally labeled terror orgs. But tying them to foreign groups like the YPG (based on <12 people, incl. those who don't ID as antifa) opens them to otherwise-illegal surveillance> > — Kelly Weill (@KELLYWEILL) August 3, 2020The report eventually appears to conclude there is no evidence of a "centralized effort to give marching orders to returning antifa-affiliated" U.S. residents, but either way, the briefing didn't sit well with everyone. "They targeted Americans like they're Al-Qaeda," a former intelligence officer in the department with knowledge of the operations told The Nation. "They were essentially violating people's rights like this was the '60s." Read more at The Nation.More stories from The most damning inside portrait of the Trump administration yet 5 brutally funny cartoons about Bill Barr’s brand of justice Trump is evidently very pleased with acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf. Wolf's neighbors? Not so much.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:43:00 -0400
  • Isaias regains hurricane strength and makes landfall in North Carolina Monday night as a Category 1 storm news

    Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to become a hurricane again as it prepares to make landfall in South Carolina.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:53:00 -0400
  • Heavy rains in South Korea displace more than 1,000 people, 13 dead

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    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:19:11 -0400
  • Donald Trump threatens to sue Nevada to stop mail-in ballots news

    President Trump vowed on Monday to sue Nevada after the state's Democratic lawmakers passed a bill to send mail-in ballots to every voter before November's presidential election in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Trump, who has repeatedly claimed without evidence that voting by mail will lead to rampant fraud, wrote on Twitter that the legislation approved on Sunday was an "illegal late night coup" and told reporters his administration was already preparing a lawsuit. "We will be suing in Nevada. And that's already been taken care of, we'll probably file something tomorrow," he said during a White House briefing. The state's Democratic governor, Steve Sisolak, signed the bill, making Nevada the seventh state to send ballots to all registered voters for the Nov 3 election between Mr Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Utah, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington already conduct their elections entirely by mail, while California and Vermont have decided to do so this year due to the pandemic.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:20:52 -0400
  • Airlines can&#39;t stop you bringing your own booze aboard &mdash; but they can forbid you from drinking it news

    As carriers stop selling drinks to reduce contact with flight attendants, some passengers are pushing the rules by bringing their own alcohol aboard.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:39:13 -0400
  • 3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand news

    Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said Monday.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:25:50 -0400
  • Court hears horrific details of how &#39;Doomsday Mom&#39; Lori Vallow&#39;s children were discovered news

    Idaho Police have shared shocking details of unearthing the remains of ‘Doomsday Mom’ Lori Vallow Daybell’s two children, who had been missing for months prior to their discovery.Rexburg Police Detective Ray Hermosillo gave the chilling testimony in a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to hold her husband Chad Daybell for trial.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:49:24 -0400
  • Trump 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien: We want more debates against Biden and sooner news

    Trump 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien joins 'Fox & Friends' to discuss refocusing the reelection strategy and the latest polls.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:55:59 -0400
  • Ningaloo Reef: Woman injured by humpback whale at Australian tourist spot news

    The woman is in a "serious but stable condition" after being hit by the whale during a group swim.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:06:07 -0400
  • Marines Want New Shoulder-Fired Rockets with Smaller Blast Signature than M9 Pistol news

    The Army recently released a request for proposal on behalf of the Marines for the M72 LAW Fire from Enclosure munition.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:53:37 -0400
  • An Indiana school reopened for students. There was a positive COVID-19 test on day one. news

    It was the first time students in Greenfield, Indiana, had been back in schools since the pandemic closed them in March.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:42:24 -0400
  • U.S. FAA lays plan for Boeing 737 MAX&#39;s return; hurdles remain news

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing requiring four key Boeing Co 737 MAX design and operating changes to address safety issues seen in two fatal crashes that led to the plane's grounding in March 2019. The agency is issuing a proposed airworthiness directive to require updated flight-control software, revised display-processing software to generate alerts, a revision of certain flight-crew operating procedures and changes in the routing of some wiring bundles. While the measures align with those expected by Boeing and aerospace analysts for months, the announcement comes after a series of delays and sets in motion the final sequence of events that could lead to the FAA lifting a grounding order on the plane later this year.

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:02:07 -0400
  • Sen. Murkowski Says Confirming Supreme Court Nominee in 2020 Would Be &lsquo;Double Standard&rsquo; news

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent health problems have revealed a rift among Senate Republicans over what to do if a Supreme Court seat becomes vacant before the end of President Trump’s first term.While Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has indicated his intent to fill any Supreme Court vacancies in 2020, other Republicans are more hesitant.Senator Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska), expressed concern that confirming a Trump nominee before the end of the president’s term would create a “double standard” after Republicans in 2016 declined to appoint then-president Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, to fill the seat vacated by conservative justice Antonin Scalia’s death.“When Republicans held off Merrick Garland it was because nine months prior to the election was too close, we needed to let people decide. And I agreed to do that. If we now say that months prior to the election is OK when nine months was not, that is a double standard and I don’t believe we should do it,” Murkowski told The Hill. “So I would not support it.”Republicans, who control 53 Senate seats, wouldn’t be able to confirm a justice with more than three defections of a confirmation vote if all 47 Democratic senators stay unified.When Scalia died in mid-February of 2016 and Obama nominated Garland one month later, McConnell and then-Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) blocked Garland from even getting a hearing.McConnell has said confirming another Trump nominee would be different because Republicans control both the White House and the Senate, while in 2016 Democrats controlled only the White House. For his part, Grassley, who now serves as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said he would likely maintain Republicans' 2016 position if the situation arises, though he stressed that the decision is ultimately up to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.).Graham told The Hill that while he’d be willing to fill a vacancy, his decision would depend upon what his Republican colleagues think. Senate Republican whip John Thune (S.D.) said he would support filling a vacancy before the election but was less certain about a course of action should Trump lose the election. Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) expressed support for confirming a Trump nominee in 2020.Graham expects Trump to release a list of conservative nominees in the coming weeks, which he would pick from should a Court vacancy occur this year or in Trump’s second term, if he wins reelection. “I don’t know. We’ll see,” he said. “I hope everybody stays healthy on the Supreme Court and we don’t have to worry about it.”

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:30:53 -0400
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