President Donald Trump swept into office nearly four years ago as an outsider who promised to get things done on behalf of the American people through force of will and unrivaled knowledge about the art of the deal
Remember "Havana syndrome"? That's the term often used to describe the weird, inexplicable ailments that began affecting US diplomats in Cuba in recent years. Now two investigative pieces, one by the New York Times and the other at GQ , seek to shed more light on what's happening. Both make clear...
Hollis Johnson/Business Insider On Friday, McDonald's filed a motion to dismiss a $1 billion racial-discrimination case filed by Black former franchisees. McDonald's legal counsel, former US attorney general Loretta Lynch, said in a statement that "there are legal deficiencies in the complaint that merit dismissal at this early stage." Black former franchisees sued McDonald's in late August, alleging they were forced to close or sell more than 200 locations due to "systematic and covert racial discrimination" at the fast-food giant.
Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler was appointed to the U.S. Senate last year on the hope that she would help the GOP hold on to moderates uncomfortable with the party’s right turn under President Donald Trump
California Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Make Drivers Employees. On Thursday, a California appeals court told the ride-sharing companies that their drivers can no longer be classified as independent contractors. Uber and Lyft can appeal to the California Supreme Court within the next 30 days. Both companies have contributed to a nearly $200-million campaign, Prop. 22, in an effort to keep drivers as independent contractors in California. According to NPR, it's the most expensive ballot campaign in the state's history. Today's ruling means that if the voters don't say Yes on Proposition 22, rideshare drivers will be prevented from continuing to work as independent contractors, ... , Uber spokesperson Matt Kallman, via NPR. ... putting hundreds of thousands of Californians out of work and likely shutting down ridesharing throughout much of the state, Uber spokesperson Matt Kallman, via NPR. Uber and Lyft claim the gig economy laws of California do not apply to them since they are "tech platforms" rather than "transportation businesses.". San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera says both companies have been "breaking the law for years.". This is a victory for the people of California and for every driver who has been denied fair wages, paid sick days, and other benefits by these companies, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, via NPR
Former Governor John Hickenlooper will face first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado 2020 US Senate's race. Hickenlooper has a long track record in Colorado. He is the former two-term mayor of Denver. He is also the former governor, serving from 2011 to 2019. Since 2014, Colorado has become a reliably Democrat at the federal and state levels.
Even the "Terminator" gets laid up now and again. People reports that actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the mend after undergoing heart surgery in Cleveland. "Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary...
U.S. Experiences , Second-Highest Single-Day, Increase in New COVID-19 Cases. A Reuters analysis of new COVID-19 cases in the United States has found an alarming acceleration. . With 76,195 new cases reported, October 22 officially clocked the second-highest single-day increase so far. . It was just short of the one-day record high of 77,299 new cases, which occurred at the peak of the pandemic on July 16. . India is the only other place to have reported more cases in a single day — 97,894 cases on September 17. . The U.S. recorded 916 new COVID-19 deaths on October 22, and over 1,200 the previous day. . COVID-19 deaths are up 13 percent from last week, and the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is at a two-month high. . There are nearly 41,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients across the U.S. . During Thursday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump said the U.S. was “rounding the turn” on COVID-19. . More and more people are getting better … We’re rounding the turn. We’re rounding the corner. It’s going away, Donald Trump, via Global News
President Donald Trump stumped in the battleground state of Florida Friday, slamming rival Joe Biden for his remarks on oil and insisting the U.S. can never have a "female socialist president,” referring to Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris. (Oct. 23)
Poland has entered the "red zone" for COVID-19, with a new nationwide lockdown due to a spike in cases, and infections are starting right at the top. The AP reports President Andrzej Duda tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, though the 48-year-old says he feels OK so far, per...
A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections
A wild turkey's five-month reign of terror in Oakland ended Thursday when it fell for a sting operation. The aggressive turkey, called Gerald, had been terrorizing Grand Lake residents and prompted the closing of the city's Morcom Rose Garden, KGO reports. "I swear I was getting flashbacks to the velociraptor...
It may be hard to believe but some voters still have not made up their minds. While most voters know exactly who their candidate is, undecided voters are still weighing their options. Depending on the poll undecided voters can make up roughly as much as 10% of the electorate. That means undecided voters can swing an election. Undecided voters tend to be from all walks of life, so it's difficult to know just how to appeal to them. Most undecided voters are not fixated on one issue, like economy or health care. Undecided voters are often late deciders. The country won’t know how much undecided voters mattered until after the election.
Trump Says Israel and Sudan , Have Agreed to Normalize Relations. President Trump made the announcement on Friday, less than two weeks before the election. According to CNN, before talks of normalization could move forward, . Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok requested that the country be removed from the state sponsor of terrorism list, which it has be on since 1993. Trump signed an executive order to implement Sudan's removal from the list. According to CNN, if both the House and Senate pass veto-proof joint resolutions of disapproval within 45 days, . Congress can overturn the decision to remove Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list
Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said on Wednesday that he did not cast a ballot for Trump. He was sharing a bit about his 2020 presidential election choice, according to Business Insider. Romney was a leading GOP presidential candidate in 2008 and served as the party's standard bearer in 2012. Romney was the only Rep. senator who voted to convict Trump in his impeachment trial in 2020. He has shown that loyalty to your party does not mean turning a blind eye to wrongdoing within your party.
A health board in Idaho reacted to the news that the county's main hospital was out of room for new patients by throwing out the local face mask mandate. The Kootenai County board voted 4-3 Thursday to pull back to just a recommendation that residents wear masks to contain the...
FDA Approves Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19. U.S. regulators have approved the use of remdesivir, an antiviral medicine, for COVID-19 treatment. . It is officially the first drug to win full approval for COVID-19 treatment from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, otherwise known as Veklury by Gilead Sciences Inc., reportedly cuts COVID-19 recovery time down from 15 days to 10. . Those results were found in a large study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. . However, a study conducted by the World Health Organization found that the drug did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients. . Nevertheless, the drug has been authorized for emergency use since the spring. . President Donald Trump even received it when he was hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this month. Gilead is charging $2,340 for a typical treatment course for those covered by government health programs. For those with private insurance, the cost of treatment is $3,120. Out-of-pocket payments depend on a person’s insurance, income and other factors.
In much of Europe, city squares and streets, be they wide, elegant boulevards like in Paris or cobblestoned alleys in Rome, serve as animated evening extensions of living rooms, places to gather and be seen, areas to laugh, chat and drink with friends
Local artists in Andersson, South Carolina paid tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, who died in August after a quiet battle with colon cancer at just 43 years old. (Oct. 23)