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    There were tears, hugs and kisses at airports in Australia and New Zealand today as a quarantine-free 'travel bubble' opened between the two countries more than a year after Covid all-but halted international flights.  After 400 days of travel bans and mandatory isolation periods, those living in New Zealand and Australia are now allowed to fly freely between the two nations. That means families and loved ones separated for 13 months by the pandemic can now reunite, sparking emotional scenes at arrivals lounges on both sides of the Tasman Sea.   New Zealand and Australia have opened a quarantine-free 'travel bubble' between the two nations, allowing families and loved ones to reunite after 400 days of Covid border closures There were emotional scenes on both sides of the Tasman Sea today as those separated by the pandemic were finally free to reunite Australia and New Zealand had effectively closed...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in March. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing him to run for two more terms. This means Putin could stay in power until 2036. Putin has already ruled over Russia for 20 years. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law that opened the door for him to stay in power until 2036. The Russian president’s term ends in 2024, and he can now run for two more six-year terms. This move, made possible by a referendum on constitutional amendments in 2020, means Putin could surpass Joseph Stalin as the longest-reigning leader in Russia since Peter the Great, according to The Moscow Times. Putin’s critics and opponents have said he’s effectively become “president for life” via this legislation. Widely characterized...
    EAGER golfers tee'd off just after midnight with glow-in-the-dark balls this morning as the nation embraced its new lockdown freedoms. Seven teams hit floodlit greens at the Morley Hayes Golf Club, Ilkeston, Derbys, as outdoors sport is finally allowed after three months of limbo. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 13Eager golfers tee'd off just after midnight this morning in DerbyshireCredit: PA 13It is the first time in months sports fans have been allowed to get together in groupsCredit: PA 13The seven-hole tournament was held to raise funds for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research CentreCredit: PA Richard Silk was the first to tee off at just a fraction after midnight. And the seven-hole tournament was held to raise funds for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre. Andrew Allsop, managing director of Morley Hayes Golf Club, told the PA news agency the idea for the nocturnal...
    A MUM sobbed today as she was found guilty of allowing her partner to kill their baby girl after watching porn. A jury decided Tiffany Tate, 22, turned a blind eye to Michael Roe's abuse and allowed him to kill their daughter Holly. 3Tiffany Tate 'allowed' her partner to abuse her childCredit: EDDIE MITCHELL 07771605974 Roe, 32, now faces life in prison after a court heard he murdered his premature little girl. Tate wept as friends and family comforted her outside court. Premature Holly Roe suffered fatal head injuries and 11 rib fractures in her short life. Roe shook baby Holly on more than one occasion leading to her death from head injuries at the family home in September 2018. Tate was convicted of allowing her death at the hands of the father. Tragic Holly was born on July 14, 2018, two months early by emergency caesarian section and had...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A win for breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Starting March 13, California will be easing restrictions allowing for outdoor services without food and limited indoor services.On Thursday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated public health guidance. Here are the rules:Breweries, Wineries, and DistilleriesBeginning March 13, breweries, wineries and distilleries that do not serve meals may open outdoors only with modifications in the Purple (widespread) and Red (substantial) tiers. The modifications include ensuring that patrons have reservations and patrons observe a 90-minute time limit. Service for on-site consumption must end by 8 p.m. (Previously, and through March 12, breweries and distilleries not serving meals were closed in the Purple and Red tiers).In the Orange (moderate) Tier, indoor operations may begin with 25 percent of maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. In the Yellow (minimal) tier, indoor operations may increase to 50 percent of...
    VANESSA Bauer is demanding answers from Dancing On Ice bosses after they U-turned on the decision to allow her to return to the show with Joe-Warren Plant. The pair had been told they would be allowed to return after testing positive for coronavirus – following bosses being forced to rest the show for a week. 9Vanessa Bauer is demanding answers from Dancing On Ice bosses after they U-turned on the decision to allow her to return to the show with Joe-Warren PlantCredit: Getty Images - Getty 9Vanessa and Joe had been told they would be allowed to return after testing positive for coronavirus – following bosses being forced to rest the show for a weekCredit: Rex Features But Vanesa was told in an early morning call on Friday she wouldn’t be allowed back after all, leaving her feeling ‘angry and upset’. Pals said she felt betrayed by ITV bosses and feared she...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 24, 20219:30 p.m.SF-based One Medical allegedly let ineligible people get vaccine, report...
    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Coronavirus testing of travelers arriving on Hawaii island is expected to continue after the end of February, but official have not yet determined the duration of the extension. Partnerships between Hawaii County and private philanthropists allowing the county to test trans-Pacific arrivals are set to continue, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. “We’re still covered for the end of the month, and then after that we’ll probably extend the testing,” said Cyrus Johnasen, a spokesman for Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth. “As for how long we’ll extend it, we’re not sure yet.” The terms of the continued testing are dependent on the level of funding Hawaii County receives from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill under consideration in the U.S. Congress, Johnasen said. The county will have a better sense of how long post-flight testing can continue after the final form of the legislation is passed and...
            by Debra Heine  Twitter on Thursday  locked conservative activist James O’Keefe, out of his account after he tweeted out a video that allegedly violates the platform’s rules—the same week the platform allowed a celebrated left-wing activist to dox a conservative journalist. Meanwhile, O’Keefe’s watchdog group Project Veritas appears to have been permanently suspended from Twitter. Twitter’s rule against publishing personal information appears to be enforced unevenly, the Daily Caller pointed out. New York Times Magazine writer and 1619 Project editor Nikole Hannah-Jones tweeted the phone number of Washington Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium after Sibarium emailed her a request for comment, the Free Beacon reported. Jones left the phone number up for two days, only deleting the tweet after Sibarium published an article mentioning it, according to Free Beacon editors. After Hannah-Jones posted Sibarium’s phone number to her more than 518,000 followers, the journalist received over 20 harassing messages and calls,...
    A California restaurant has received death threats after refusing to allow one of its employees to wear a Black Lives Matter mask during work. The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma, California, which is now closed, started receiving death threats after former waitress Kimi Stout complained about the incident, ABC 7 reported. “I would have absolutely abided by the mask rules if they had a sign up that said Black Lives Matter,” Stout explained. (RELATED: California Restaurant Owner Donates $15,000 To Save Struggling Restaurant Amid Pandemic) Restaurant gets death threats for not allowing server to wear Black Lives Matter mask https://t.co/QhzZvQJ12b pic.twitter.com/ZBJfDbpobt — New York Post (@nypost) February 11, 2021 “We have been quiet for too long. This entire incident has exploded over an employee that did not want to follow the rules. Plain and simple,” the restaurant wrote in a post on their Facebook page on Wednesday. “We...
    SONOMA, Calif. (KGO) -- Wednesday night a well-known Sonoma restaurant is closed, and the owner says they are now getting threats.A server recently left after she was not allowed to wear a Black Lives Matter mask.RELATED: Handcrafted jewelry aims to raise awareness for Black Lives Matter movementThe Girl and the Fig restaurant in Sonoma is currently closed and there is no information as to when they'll be back open.Former server Kimi Stout left when she was told she wouldn't be allowed to wear a Black Lives Matter mask at work."I would have absolutely abided by the mask rules if they had a sign up that said Black Lives Matter," says Stout.The restaurant owner on Facebook, referring to the incident and Stout's situation, said "we did not fire her, we did not force her out, she made her own decision to quit because she did not want to follow the rules."VIDEO:...
    (CNN)A school in Utah is continuing its Black History Month curriculum after parents asked the school to allow their children opt out of the program.Maria Montessori Academy in North Ogden, Utah, after receiving requests from parents, sent out an opt-out form last Wednesday for those unwilling to participate in the school's planned Black History Month curriculum. The school would not reveal how many parents filled the form out.Now, less than a week later, school director Micah Hirokawa says that all families are participating, and the school is no longer offering the option to not participate."Celebrating Black History Month is part of our tradition. We regret that after receiving requests, an opt-out form was sent out concerning activities planned during this month of celebration," Hirokawa and the Board of Directors said in a statement. "We are grateful that families that initially had questions and concerns have willingly come to the table...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities following the U.S. exit from the pact. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the U.S. withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty last year “significantly upended the balance of interests of signatory states,” adding that Moscow’s proposals to keep the treaty alive after the U.S. exit have been cold-shouldered by Washington’s allies. The treaty was intended to build trust between Russia and the West by allowing the accord’s more than three dozen signatories to conduct reconnaissance flights over each other’s territories to collect information about military forces and activities. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is now launching the relevant procedural moves to withdraw from the pact. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials are allowing restaurants to resume indoor dining in the city after rolling back some coronavirus restrictions. The restrictions will be lifted Saturday, Jan. 16. The city will allow restaurants to have indoor dining with a cap of the number of diners set at 25% of seating capacity. “We will allow restaurants to provide indoor dining after that date with seating of 25% of their approved occupancy for seated dining, plus other restrictions, such as a maximum table size of four of household members only, because we don’t want people mixing with other households in restaurants and passing the infection that way,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said. Farley says masks must be worn at all times, except when people are eating or drinking. The city will also allow theaters to reopen at 10% capacity and students will be allowed to return to in-person classes...
    House Republicans are attacking Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi Kentucky governor calls vandalism to McConnell's home 'unacceptable' Pelosi's, McConnell's homes vandalized as K stimulus check bill fails to pass Georgia keeps Senate agenda in limbo MORE (D-Calif.) and the Democrats after Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreCOVID is wildcard as Pelosi faces tricky Speaker vote Sunday Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore tests positive for COVID-19 Democrats accuse Kushner of 'casual racism' over comments about Black Americans MORE (D-Wis.) tested positive for COVID-19 but arrived at the Capitol on Sunday in order to cast her vote for Speaker. “Pelosi is putting the public’s health at risk to keep herself in power,” tweeted conservative Rep. Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckGrowing number of lawmakers decline early access to COVID-19 vaccine Ocasio-Cortez, other lawmakers criticize lack of time to review mammoth bill GOP congressman says he's more worried about COVID-19 vaccine than disease itself MORE (R-Colo.). “Looks...
    Pop superstar Selena Gomez took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that “Facebook is going to be responsible for thousands of deaths” after allowing “lies about COVID and vaccines” to spread on its platform. “Scientific disinformation has and will cost lives. @Facebook said they don’t allow lies about COVID and vaccines to be spread on their platforms,” tweeted Gomez on Tuesday. “So how come all of this is still happening? Facebook is going to be responsible for thousands of deaths if they don’t take action now!” Scientific disinformation has and will cost lives. @Facebook said they don’t allow lies about COVID and vaccines to be spread on their platforms. So how come all of this is still happening? Facebook is going to be responsible for thousands of deaths if they don’t take action now! https://t.co/IAtDpNT5Tt — Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) December 30, 2020 Gomez responded to a tweet from the Center for Countering...
    Hawaii’s rural island of Kauai has seen a spike of COVID-19 cases since launching pre-travel testing to reignite the state’s decimated tourism industry. Early and aggressive local measures coupled with a strictly enforced statewide travel quarantine kept the island’s 72,000 residents mostly healthy — with only 61 known coronavirus cases from March through September. But on Oct. 15, the state allowed travel to partially resume Kauai then went from having no active infections at all in the first part of October to at least 84 new cases in the ensuing seven weeks. The surge seeded community transmission and led to the island's first — and so far only — COVID-19 death. A woman walks into the international airport in Honolulu amid a quarantine rule that effectively shut down the tourism industry in the state.  (AP) Hawaii's cautious reopening allowed travelers who tested negative for COVID-19 before they flew to the...
    Gregg Williams has some company. After the Jets fired their defensive coordinator for a game-costing blitz decision, the Raiders fired defensive coordinator Paul Guenther on Sunday following a 44-27 loss to the Colts. The loss leaves the Raiders a game behind the Dolphins for the final wild-card playoff spot in the AFC and a half-game behind the Ravens, who play the Browns on “Monday Night Football.” The Raiders defense allowed 456 yards, four touchdowns and three field goals to the Colts to fall to 2-4 at their new home. Vegas is allowing 30.1 points per game, third-most in the NFL; only the Jets and Cowboys are allowing more points. Las Vegas will have to adjust to interim defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli — the former Lions head coach who had been serving as the Raiders’ defensive line coach — during a quick turnaround before they host the Chargers on Thursday. The...
    More On: las vegas raiders Eagles are live underdog vs. Saints with Jalen Hurts Jets trying to move on from epic heartbreak These underdogs made plenty of bettors miserable on Sunday Rookie Jets corner accepts blame in ugly loss to Raiders Gregg Williams has some company. After the Jets fired their defensive coordinator for a game-costing blitz decision, the Raiders fired defensive coordinator Paul Guenther on Sunday following a 44-27 loss to the Colts. The loss leaves the Raiders a game behind the Dolphins for the final wild-card playoff spot in the AFC and a half-game behind the Ravens, who play the Browns on “Monday Night Football.” The Raiders defense allowed 456 yards, four touchdowns and three field goals to the Colts to fall to 2-4 at their new home. Vegas is allowing 30.1 points per game, third-most in the NFL; only the Jets and Cowboys are allowing more...
    Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman was speechless after the Dallas Cowboys’ 34-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday night. Aikman, a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Cowboys, says his former team needs to start rebuilding moving forward. “I don't know,” Aikman said. “I just don't know where this organization -- where they go. There's just so many things that have to be addressed this offseason.” JACKSON, RAVENS RUN PAST COWBOYS 34-17 TO END 3-GAME SLIDE After parting ways with long-time coach Jason Garrett in the offseason, the Cowboys brought in Mike McCarthy to steer the ship, but the team fell to 3-9 on the season after their loss to the Ravens. COWBOYS TAKE NFC'S WORST RECORD INTO FINAL QUARTER OF SEASON There’s no doubt about it that the season-ending injury to quarterback Dak Prescott back in Week 5 hurt the Cowboys, but the team has many holes...
    PORNHUB will immediately ban unverified content from being posted on its website and ban users from downloading content after a New York Times writer claimed the site featured clips depicting child sex abuse. The x-rated site announced a number of policy changes on Tuesday, including allowing only verified content partners or people with its "Model Program" to upload videos. 2Pornhub announced on Tuesday that only verified users will be allowed to post videos on its siteCredit: Alamy 2The platform also said it will created a 'Red Team' to self-audit the porn site in 2021Credit: Alamy It will also launch a verification process in 2021 so "any user can upload content upon successful completion of identification protocol," a statement on the site reads. Pornhub has also axed the ability for users to download content with the exception of paid downloads within its Model Program. Users were able to download videos directly...
    A school district in New York has deemed sweatshirts honoring a police officer killed in the line of duty unacceptable after allowing staff and students to wear BLM attire for months. Pelham Union Free School District banned sweatshirts honoring George Caccavale, according to a local news outlet: Carla Caccavale’s father was a transit detective who was fatally shot in 1976 when she was 20 days old. She is blasting Pelham School Superintendent Cheryl Champ for banning a pro-police sweatshirt created in honor of her father. Caccavale says it is a memorial sweatshirt and not political. She says the superintendent has “made it personal by inserting her personal, political opinion.” The sweatshirt ban is the latest in a string of events causing tension in the Pelham school district. Superintendent Cheryl Champ originally allowed Black Lives Matter shirts to be worn by both students and staff, while at the same time banning staff from wearing...
    A MUM has been found guilty of allowing her two-year-old son to die as her monster boyfriend battered him two days after his second birthday. Keigan O'Brien's mum, Sarah O'Brien, 33, was cleared of murder but found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a child and child cruelty. 4Martin Currie, 36, faces life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his partner's two-year-old son 4Sarah O'Brien, 33, was cleared of murder but found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a child 4Little Keigan O'Brien suffered a brain bleed after being beaten Cruel killer Martin Currie, 36, was facing life in jail after attacking tragic little Keigan in January, leaving him with a bleed on the brain. Instead of calling for help Currie grabbed his phone and searched "irregular breathing", "gurgling" and "unconscious". He and Keigan's mum finally dialled 999 two hours later but it was...
    A campaign official for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenPence to attend Senate GOP lunch on Tuesday Biden transition team to mull legal action over agency's transition delays: reports Manchin shoots down chance that Senate Democrats nix filibuster, expand court MORE slammed Facebook for allowing the spread of misinformation surrounding the recent presidential election.  Bill Russo, a Biden spokesman, criticized the tech giant Tuesday in a series of tweets claiming it is allowing disinformation on its platform that is “shredding the fabric of our democracy.”  “We knew this would happen. We pleaded with Facebook for over a year to be serious about these problems. They have not,” Russo said. “Our democracy is on the line. We need answers.” Russo questioned Facebook’s actions on several pages and posts he suggested the platform took too little action on, or was not swift enough in reacting to.  For example, Russo called out the platform for not banning White...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The waning hours of Election Day brought little immediate closure to the campaign season in Pennsylvania but produced a quick succession of legal action as Donald Trump and Joe Biden fought tooth-and-nail for the key battleground state. Republicans and a voter outside Philadelphia filed a federal lawsuit accusing Montgomery County officials of illegally processing mail-in ballots before Tuesday for the purpose of allowing voters to fix problems with their ballots. A federal judge in Philadelphia set a hearing for Wednesday morning on the Republican bid to stop the count of 49 ballots that were amended and returned in the suburban county. The state’s high court has not prohibited counties from allowing voters to fix their ballots, said Kelly Cofrancisco, a county spokesperson. And in a lawsuit filed Tuesday night in a statewide appellate court, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania and five other plaintiffs want to...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The waning hours of Election Day brought little immediate closure to the campaign season in Pennsylvania but produced a quick succession of legal action as Donald Trump and Joe Biden fought tooth-and-nail for the key battleground state. Republicans and a voter outside Philadelphia filed a federal lawsuit accusing Montgomery County officials of illegally processing mail-in ballots before Tuesday for the purpose of allowing voters to fix problems with their ballots. A federal judge in Philadelphia set a hearing for Wednesday morning on the Republican bid to stop the count of 49 ballots that were amended and returned in the suburban county. The state’s high court has not prohibited counties from allowing voters to fix their ballots, said Kelly Cofrancisco, a county spokesperson. And in a lawsuit filed Tuesday night in a statewide appellate court, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania and five other plaintiffs want to...
    President Donald Trump issued a dark election eve prediction about a Supreme Court ruling that could cost him votes in Pennsylvania – claiming it will lead to 'violence in the streets.' The president issued the tweet Monday, just hours before the first in-person election day votes were to be cast, after suffering a legal setback in the Keystone State days ago. In a stunning public statement by a sitting president, Trump said the decision by the high court will 'induce violence in the streets.' The tweet came amid preparations at the White House and in Washington for potential blowback in the event of a contested election.  'The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one,' President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday 'The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our...
    A MUM sobbed as she was cleared of her baby’s death after her boyfriend was guilty of its murder. Chelsea Crilly, 20, broke down as a jury cleared her of “causing or allowing” one-year-old daughter Orianna Crilly-Cifrova to suffer fatal skull fractures. 3Chelsea Crilly, 20, broke down as a jury cleared her of “causing or allowing” one-year-old daughter Orianna Crilly-Cifrova to suffer fatal skull fracturesCredit: MEN Media 3Chelsea Crilly, 20, outside Manchester Crown Court todayCredit: MEN Media The young mum had been warned over the safety of her child by various authorities after she began a relationship with Jamie Chadwick, 22. Chadwick was under investigation at the time on suspicion of causing serious brain injuries to a six-month-old boy, Manchester Crown Court heard. Ms Crilly told the court she had been reassured he would never hurt a child and her lawyers argued she had been deceived by her "manipulative" boyfriend....
    Bradley Cortright November 2, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is lashing out at the Supreme Court for letting some states count mail-in ballots that are received after the general election. During a rally on Monday, Trump turned his attention to the Supreme Court’s decision to let Pennslyvania count absentee ballots received three days after Nov. 3, “What a ruling. What a horrible thing that they’ve done. You know that puts our country in danger?” “Do you know what can happen during that long period of time? … That long period of time. Do you know what can happen? Number one, cheating can happen like you’ve never seen. This is [the Democrats’] dream,” he continued.  He went on to allege that the Philadelphia area is known for election fraud and said, “Get your ballots in and have them in long before the third. And have them counted before the...
    A black man was kicked out of an upscale sushi restaurant in Atlanta on Tuesday for wearing tennis shoes even though a white woman seen with sneakers was allowed to eat there. After video went viral, Atlanta-based rapper TI called for a boycott of the restaurant, forcing the owner to apologize over the incident.  Viral video of the incident shows a man identified only as Steve, who is wearing a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers, arguing with the manager of Umi Sushi in Buckhead after he was asked to leave even though he and his wife had a 5:15pm birthday reservation. After the manager told Johnson to leave because of his footwear, Steve pointed out that a woman sitting at the nearby bar was also wearing a pair of athletic sneakers. 'This is pure racism, she has on Adidas,' Steve says in the video. 'That’s not right.'  ...
    President Donald Trump raged at the Supreme Court after it ruled officials in Pennsylvania and North Carolina could count mail-in ballots after the election, complaining it could hand a 'ridiculous' victory to Joe Biden. He also warned Biden would pack the Supreme Court with more justices in a 2 am tweet rage that claimed his 'will destroy the United States Supreme Court.' The Democratic nominee said he would appoint a national commission to study the court system should he win the White House.   'If Sleepy Joe Biden is actually elected President, the 4 Justices (plus1) that helped make such a ridiculous win possible would be relegated to sitting on not only a heavily PACKED COURT, but probably a REVOLVING COURT as well. At least the many new Justices will be Radical Left!,' he wrote. His early morning tweet storm - which also predicted a 'red wave' of Republicans wins -...
    Convicted felons are voting in this year's presidential election in Florida for the first time, adding 67,000 potential votes to the election, after a 2018 law change.  Amendment 4 was passed in Florida in 2018. It allows convicted felons to vote so long as they have completed their sentences.  This year, it means that tens of thousands more will have a say in the outcome of the presidential election in a key swing state.  Early voters in Florida on October 20. For the first time, 67,000 convicted felons will also be able to vote in the election for the first time Florida is a swing state which Trump won in 2016. He beat Clinton by more than 100,000 votes Florida holds 29 electoral college votes. Trump won it in 2016, but it went Democrat in the previous two elections. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    ANGRY teens have accused villagers of racism after they were't allowed to put a Black Lives Matter poster in their local red phone box. The youngsters demanded a BLM message should be posted in a disused phone box in the village of Urchfont, Wiltshire - but their parish council voted down the idea. 4The teens in Urchfont, Wiltshire, have accused the village elders of racismCredit: jake McPherson 4Emily Kinnaird, 16, is one of the teens fighting for a Black Lives Matter display to be put in the disconnected phone boxCredit: jake McPherson Sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, US, the teens wanted to turn the defunct red kiosk into a historical information point with a Black Lives Matter display. But the village elders in Urchfont, which has just over 1,000 residents, voted the concept down by five votes to three. The parish council bought the decades-old red...
    TWITTER has backed down after it controversially blocked a story allegedly showing leaked emails to Hunter Biden that proved he introduced his dad to a Ukrainian oil exec. Vijaya Gadde, who heads legal policy and safety at the firm, announced changes to its approach to what it deems "hacked content" and how it shares on the platform. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 11Pictures of Hunter Biden found on a laptop hard drive allegedly revealing links to Burisma 11Hunter and Joe Biden are claimed to have met Ukrainian energy exec Vadym Pozharskyi Twitter became the story when it took unprecedented action to censor The New York Post's 'Smoking Gun' frontpage detailing fresh links between Biden and Ukrainian gas and oil giant Burisma. Outrage boiled over as the social media giant decided to make such an extraordinary intervention just weeks before the...
    MODESTO (CBS13) — A Modesto restaurant chain racked up major fines after allowing indoor dining against county orders. The Velvet Grill and Creamery is also racking up supporters. A court hearing about the fines Tuesday was postponed after too many supporters showed up to attend. The hearing room could not accommodate them and the hearing was changed to Wednesday. “I wish they were less bureaucratic and more leadership,” said Tom Ferrell, a loyal customer. The Velvet Grill and Creamery has a sign in one of their restaurants asking for community support as they fight $60,000 in fines, stemming from both Modesto locations. Customers continued to flow through the restaurant’s doors Tuesday. Many are highly unsupportive of the city’s fine. “I think it’s ridiculous that they would impose a fine for a business that’s trying to stay alive in these times,” Ferrell said. READ: Viewers React: Cafe Fined Thousands For Ignoring COVID...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Eagles fans will finally be allowed back inside Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia officials announced Tuesday new guidance for how many people can attend indoor and outdoor events as the city still battles the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidance goes into effect Friday, ahead of Sunday’s Eagles’ home game against the Baltimore Ravens. Up to 7,500 people will be allowed inside Lincoln Financial Field. That number encapsulates players, staff and fans. “We have been working very closely with state and local officials, public health experts and the National Football League on a number of scenarios to safely bring Eagles fans back to Lincoln Financial Field,” said Eagles president Don Smolenski. “After many thoughtful and active discussions, we are thrilled to announce that the fan experience will return to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday.” Due to the limited capacity at Lincoln Financial Field, single-game tickets versus the Ravens...
    By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina publicly announced the results of nearly 24,000 COVID-19 tests on Friday, a backlog of nine days of testing that health officials said were caused by glitches as they upgraded an electronic database for results. There was no delay in getting individual results to people, the Department of Health and Environmental Control said in a statement. But the delay in full results of testing since Sept. 24 skewed average testing data, which experts and others use to determine how the virus is spreading and the success of preventive measures. New positive COVID-19 cases earlier this week were under 250 cases — some of the lowest figures since May in a state whose infection rate neared the top of the nation this summer and remains above the national average, Nearly 1,500 positive and 22,400 negative COVID-19 results were added to the...
    The Baseball Writers Association of America has voted to remove Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis's name from the Most Valuable Player awards after several former recipients complained about his role in the game's segregated past.  According to an email sent to the BBWAA membership, 89 percent were in favor while 11 percent opposed removing Landis's name. In total, 313 votes were cast.  Hired in 1920 as the sport's first commissioner to help clean up rampant gambling, Landis and his legacy are 'always a complicated story' that includes 'documented racism,' official MLB historian John Thorn said. No African Americans played in the majors during Landis's quarter-century tenure. Jackie Robinson broke the barrier in April 1947, about 2 1/2 years after Landis died.  The Baseball Writers Association of America has voted to remove Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis's name from the Most Valuable Player awards after several former recipients complained about his role...
    Late Joshua Kimmich scores to give the Bavarians victory in the Alliance arena, winning the club’s fifth trophy in 2020 Hansie Flick acknowledged that Bayern Munich had made life difficult for themselves in the DFL Super Cup victory over Borussia Dortmund, which ended the Cup victories. As last season’s Bundesliga, Champions League and DFP-Bokel winners landed more silverware, the late Joshua Kimmich scored a goal to give Bayer a 3-2 victory at the Alliance. Bayern had already won one trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup, so it may be pointed out that Bayern now hold five current titles.Editors’ choicesBut being a regular winner at one point turned out to be a test match for all of Germany’s winning side on Wednesday. Dortmund struggled as Bayern took a 2-0 lead in the 32nd minute thanks to goals from Corinthian Tolisso and Thomas Mல்லller, but Julian Brand and Erling Holland...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/KDKA) — Some Pennsylvania school districts are permitting more fans in the stands in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that tossed statewide pandemic limits on crowd size, while legislative Republicans prepared Wednesday to renew their push to enshrine local control of school sports into law. The state Department of Education has asked schools to voluntarily comply with Democractic Gov. Tom Wolf’s since-invalidated gathering restrictions, which had been set at 25 indoors and 250 outdoors until last week’s court ruling that such limits were unconstitutional. The Wolf administration is appealing that ruling, but a number of districts have already opted to go their own way, including the Altoona Area School District, which will allow up to 3,400 spectators at Mansion Park Stadium — 33% of its capacity — for Friday’s game against Cumberland Valley. The Eastern Lancaster School District will allow up to 1,000 people into its...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some Pennsylvania school districts are permitting more fans in the stands in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that tossed statewide pandemic limits on crowd size, while legislative Republicans prepared Wednesday to renew their push to enshrine local control of school sports into law. The state Department of Education has asked schools to voluntarily comply with Democractic Gov. Tom Wolf’s since-invalidated gathering restrictions, which had been set at 25 indoors and 250 outdoors until last week’s court ruling that such limits were unconstitutional. The Wolf administration is appealing that ruling, but a number of districts have already opted to go their own way, including the Altoona Area School District, which will allow up to 3,400 spectators at Mansion Park Stadium -- 33% of its capacity -- for Friday’s game against Cumberland Valley. The Eastern Lancaster School District will allow up to 1,000 people into its...
    (CNN)Some professional athletes say winning is everything, but not Diego Méntrida. The Spanish triathlete has earned praise for an act of sportsmanship which saw him allow a rival to finish in third place at the end of a race.Diego Méntrida ???????? #buenasnochesmundo— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) September 17, 2020 Méntrida was trailing Britain's James Teagle in the closing stages of the Santander Triathlon, only for Teagle to get confused when he saw a red banner that he thought marked the finish lineWith Mentrida hot on his heels, the Briton then careered into barriers lining the course with spectators telling him to turn around. Méntrida overtook his rival but stopped just short of the finish line. The pair shook hands as Teagle crossed the line first to take the final podium spot.Read MoreFootage of the incident has amassed millions of views on social media, with many lauding the 21-year-old for the act...
    Georgia Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed Twitter for allowing tweets promoting violence from several verified Twitter accounts while censoring posts from conservatives. “Thousands of threats of violence & riots, like this, were made last night by leftists,” Greene tweeted Saturday morning in response to tweets from former CNN host Reza Aslan and others promoting violence if Republicans move to fill the Supreme Court seat recently vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death at age 87. “Not a single one of the accounts were banned or suspended. But Twitter will take action against me for holding a gun in a picture? When I get to Congress I will hold Big Tech ACCOUNTABLE!” Thousands of threats of violence & riots, like this, were made last night by leftistsNot a single one of the accounts were banned or suspendedBut Twitter will take action against me for holding a gun in...
    California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Trump seeks to flip 'Rage' narrative; Dems block COVID-19 bill Trump speaks with California governor amid raging wildfires Raging wildfires close California's 18 national forests MORE (D) signed legislation Friday creating a pathway for inmate firefighters to become professionals after they are released.  The bill, AB2147, allows certain prisoners who are on the front lines of wildfire containment to have their records expunged after serving their sentences.  Without the barrier of a criminal record, the former prisoners can seek employment as firefighters. The bill excludes those convicted of certain crimes, such as murder, kidnapping, rape, arson or any felony punishable by death or life imprisonment. The news comes as California and other West Coast states combat devastating wildfires that have already killed 27 people as of Saturday afternoon.  Climate change has lead to hotter,...
    SHOCKING video shows the moment a drunk driver who’s barely able to stand is allowed to walk away from a crash. The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into how the man was able to stumble away despite hitting several parked cars. 4The man is so drunk he is unable to stand up 4He then talks to a cop who arrived at the scene Footage shows the man stumbling around on a grass verge after the crash and falling to the ground as a cop stands over him. He then goes over to his car and tries to get back in but officers prevented him from driving off from the scene in at Hillhurst and Los Feliz in Los Angeles. The drunk driver can then be seen sitting down on the ground by an intersection, before weaving his way uncertainly across the road. The video was shot by...
    American Airlines is facing backlash among workers after allowing its cabin crew to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms while on duty. The nation's largest commercial jet carrier announced on Sunday that it would be introducing the new policy across its fleet. But it has already run into fierce opposition among staff with some saying they are 'completely disgusted' at the move and claiming that the BLM movement is divisive, promotes violence and is anti-police. Reaction to the decision has sparked fierce debate online with some passengers even calling for a boycott of the airline.  American Airlines is facing backlash among workers after allowing its cabin crew to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms while on duty (stock image) In a company-wide statement introducing the new policy American Airlines wrote: 'Clearly we live in a time where it is so important to have a dialogue about...
    ANNA Duggar has thrown shade at her extended family over the decision to only include her children on screen during "rare occasions." The mom of six is married to Josh Duggar, the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle's 19 children, but the family of eight rarely appear on TLC show Counting On after Josh was fired amid molestation claims. 10Anna threw subtle shade at the famly Credit: TLC 10Anna admitted they were only on air on "rare occasions"Credit: Instagram Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Anna shared pictures from the upcoming Christmas special, writing: "It means a lot when our family is included (on rare occasions) in the events that air on tv with Joshua’s family. "We had a blast celebrating Christmas with an ugly sweater party and a Christmas play! "Hope you guys will tune in tonight! You don’t want to miss this episode coming up tonight at...
    The body of alleged cult mom Lori Vallow's third ex-husband and father of her dead teen daughter was found on his bed in Arizona after a neighbor smelt it decomposing, a newly emerged police report says. Joseph Ryan, 59, was found dead in his Phoenix apartment back on April 3, 2018. The details of his death were included in a police report from the time that was only just obtained by Fox 10. Ryan, who shared his daughter Tylee Ryan with Vallow, had been fighting for custody of the child up until his death. The police report into his death showed that his neighbor alerted authorities after his dog started scratching at Ryan's apartment door on the evening of April 3. The neighbor reported smelling a strong odor and noticed flies inside Ryan's apartment. Police later found Ryan's decomposed body on his bed. The body of alleged cult mom...
    Israil Madrimov knocked out Eric Walker, but the referee made Walker continue the fight. Photo by DAZN USA / Twitter One of boxing's top prospects, Israil Madrimov, was given the fight of his life Saturday in Tulsa, but rallied late to knock out Eric Walker. The knockout was never given by the referee, though, who instead allowed Walker five minutes to recover before allowing the fight to go on. Madrimov hit Walker with 87 additional unnecessary punches in the final three rounds, as well as another, legitimate knockdown to earn a unanimous decision win. The refereeing was rebuked by the boxing community, with one website calling his decision to allow the fight to continue "gross incompetence." The fight was promoted by Matchroom Boxing, which held open-air shows in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday and Essex, England, on Friday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    Donald Trump attacked Democrats Wednesday for wanting to 'sabotage the Post Office' by pushing for more money to fund universal mail-in voting measures in November. 'The Democrats are sabotaging the Post Office because they're not approving $25 billion that was requesting,' the president said during a press briefing, likely referencing Democrats blocking the GOP proposed coronavirus relief package last month. 'So they're sabotaging the Post Office and then not allowing the Post Office to function properly. And they're certainly not allowing mail-in votes when they do that,' Trump confusingly argued since it is Democrats who are pushing for remote voting measures. Trump also said during his White HOuse press briefing Wednesday evening that Democrats are wanting $25 billion in funding for the Post Office in the next coronavirus relief package is 'politically' motivated because it will bolster the USPS ahead of mass amounts of ballots flooding their offices. 'They also...
    A WOMAN who has worked at a bakery for 44 years has been sacked after allowing elderly customers without cards to pay in cash during the coronavirus pandemic. Megan Metcalfe, 60, was given her marching orders by Birds Bakery in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Notts, after it stopped accepting cash for hygiene reasons. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1Megan Metcalfe, 60, has been sacked by Birds Bakery in Radcliffe-on-Trent, NottsCredit: BPM Media She accepted around £180 in cash from customers and then used her debit card to pay for the transactions. Ms Metcalfe said: “I realise what I was doing was against company policy. But they had picked up the items and already gotten to the till ready to buy them.” “There’s no way I could let an elderly man or woman walk away telling them they could not buy it because they didn’t have a...
    While county mayors across Tennessee have ordered or are considering local mask mandates to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in light of Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order, Rutherford County has declined issuing a mandate. Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said Monday he strongly encourages, but will not require, the use of masks throughout the county. Rutherford County has the third-highest coronavirus case count, behind Davidson and Shelby counties. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the county has confirmed 2,987 cases, or 0.89 percent of the county’s population. “I believe in our citizens. I am confident that we can do this without forcing their hand,” Ketron said in a statement. Businesses are asked to post signs identifying as “Rutherford Responsible” to identify that their businesses require masks for their employees and patrons. Mayors of Sumner, Williamson, and Hamilton counties announced mask mandates Monday, joining Davidson,...
    Jake Paul pranked boxer Ryan Garcia into thinking he'd broken his ribs after allowing him to repeatedly punch him in the torso as part of the "body shot challenge." "He thinks were doing a body shot challenge, but I'm going to act like my rib is broken, and we or may not have a fake ambulance," Paul said.  After pretending to spit blood following Garcia's shots, Paul was stretched into an ambulance. "Before we go, I just wanted to tell my friend that you just got pranked b--tch," he said to Garcia, he later said was "so worried." Watch the prank in its full glory below.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jake Paul pranked undefeated pro boxer Ryan Garcia into thinking he'd broken his ribs after allowing the undefeated lightweight to punch him repeatedly in the torso as part of the "body shot challenge." The challenge, which...
    The Trump administration slammed Huawei’s planned construction of a £400 million research and development centre near Cambridge, saying that the UK is on a “slippery slope” by continuing to allow the Chinese tech firm to operate in the country. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reported to be “really furious” about the planned project and the American Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, is expected to relay the concerns of the Trump administration with the British government. The American under-secretary of state for economic growth, Keith Krach, said that Huawei is “an extension of the Chinese government”, and therefore called the British government “to put the whole thing in perspective — aggressive tactics of the Chinese Communist Party, because it all starts from there”. “They are after the people and technology. They want to co-opt the researchers and talent from one of the most prestigious universities. They want to get...
    BISMARCK, S.D. (AP) - Officials in Bismarck are debating whether to ask voters in November if they should legalize fireworks within city limits. The Bismarck Tribune reports voters banned possession of fireworks within city limits in 1988 and affirmed that stance a year later. But current Mayor Steve Bakken has proposed legalizing fireworks, saying families should be able to spend quality time together in the city during the coronavirus pandemic. “I think there is something we can do to clean this up a little bit and maybe relax some more statutes,” Bakken said during a city commission meeting Tuesday. “People are looking for things to do with their families outside while social distancing, and shooting off fireworks fits that perfectly.” TOP STORIES Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act Seattle anarchists and their lunatic fringe list of demands Ben Carson: Trump may address racial justice, civil unrest...
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