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President Trump And Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Face-Off For Last Debate Before Election

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was held last night at Belmont University in Nashville, with NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker moderating before a small audience. Over the course of 90 minutes, the candidates each spent time discussing six topics: fighting Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.. ...Read Full Story

HHS Secretary Alex Azar Says Coronavius Vaccines “Could Be” Available By Year’s End

One or more COVID-19 vaccines could be ready before the end of 2020, based on the progress of ongoing clinical trials. Dr. Jay Butler, the deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reports during a news conference on Wednesday that “we’re cautiously optimistic that vaccines will be available, although in limited quantities, before the end of 2020.”  . ...Read Full Story

Transcripts in Ghislaine Maxwell Criminal Case Expected To Be Released This Week

On Tuesday, a judge ordered the release of a deposition that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell gave in 2016 related to her dealings with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, which she has fought to keep under wraps. The documents came from a civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who accused Maxwell of aiding Epstein in grooming and trafficking her for sex with him and other wealthy, powerful men.. ...Read Full Story

CalWood Wildsire Continues To Spread As Colorado Cameron Peak Tops 200,000 Acres

A wildfire that originated in California has now spread to more than 8,000 acres in less than 24 hours, forcing more than 3,000 evacuations on Sunday. The CalWood Fire began burning in Boulder County on Saturday and quickly grew to 8,788 acres. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Division Chief Mike Wagner said it is already the largest blaze in the county’s history. Wagner said the causes for both blazes in Boulder County remained under investigation, but the area has experienced “critically dry” conditions for weeks. He added that efforts to combat the fires have been hampered by the weather.. ...Read Full Story

Indiana Officer Fired After Discovery of Ties To Neo-Nazi Internet Forums

Authorities said over the weekend that a police recruit in Lafayette, Indiana, was fired the discovery of his apparent ties to a neo-Nazi internet forum, authorities said Saturday. , Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly said in a statement that the recruit, Joseph Zacharek, is believed to have participated in a forum called “Iron March” four years ago. The department was alerted to Zacharek’s posts on Friday, when a self-described anti-fascist tagged its Twitter account with a link to messages from the forum that were posted on a site called “ironmarch exposed.” The department opened an investigation and determined that the messages were accurate and credible.. ...Read Full Story

European Countries Push To Combat Second Wave Of Coronavirus With New Lockdowns

Leaders across Europe are pushing to contain surging coronavirus infections in the region, with governments imposing restrictions and shutdowns in an effort to curb the rate of infections. Within the last 24 hours, France has declared a public health state of emergency, the U.K. is approaching a second national lockdown and Germany has introduced new rules in an effort to lower the infection rate. Europe now has over 7.2 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and hospitalizations are rising.. ...Read Full Story

Biden Campaign Aide And Flight Crew Member Test Positive For COVID-19

The Biden campaign announced that someone who was on a flight with Vice President Joe Biden to Ohio on Monday and Florida on Tuesday has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive result was discovered through contact tracing following the positive diagnosis of Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, and a non-staff flight crew member. However, the campaign says that Biden and the member who tested positive did not have any passing or close contact during the flight and he is not required to isolate.. ...Read Full Story

First Lady Melania Trump Reveals Son Barron Also Had Coronavirus

First lady Melania Trump wrote in a statement Wednesday that her son with President Trump, 14-year-old Barron, contracted the coronavirus this month at the same time both of his parents were ill. Mrs. Trump said she had experienced a “roller coaster of symptoms,” which she described as “minimal” and added, “Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn’t help but think ‘what about tomorrow or the next day?’ My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive.”. ...Read Full Story

Supreme Court Allows Administration To End Census Count On October 31st

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the U.S. Census Bureau can conclude its 2020 count on October 31, which will give it enough time to finish with enough time to process the data before year end. The decision, favored by the Trump administration, came with a dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  Sotomayor wrote in her dissent, “Meeting the deadline at the expense of the accuracy of the census is not a cost worth paying. Especially when the Government has failed to show why it could not bear the lesser cost of expending more resources to meet the deadline or continuing its prior efforts to seek an extension from Congress. This Court normally does not grant extraordinary relief on such a painfully disproportionate balance of harms.”. ...Read Full Story

U.S. Drugmaker Eli Lilly To Pause Antibody Trial Over Safety Concerns

U.S. health regulators have paused Eli Lilly’s trial of an antibody treatment for COVID-19 over potential safety concerns. It was confirmed on Tuesday that regulators paused enrollment in the leading late-stage trial of monoclonal antibody treatment for the coronavirus. Details regarding the safety concern are not yet known. A review from the independent data and safety monitoring board will be completed before further action is taken. According to spokeswoman Kathryn Beiser, Eli Lilly said it supports the decision by an independent monitoring board to “cautiously ensure the safety of the patients participating in this study.”. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Hits The Campaign Trail As Doctors Say He Has Tested Negative For COVID-19

President Donald Trump’s White House physician Dr. Sean Conley released a memo on Monday stating the president had recently tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days and is no longer contagious. Conley said in his memo a number of measures were used to test Trump and that he had tested negative on antigen tests instead of the more conclusive polymerase chain reaction test. Conley did not say on which days Trump tested negative. “This comprehensive data, in concert with the CDC’s guidelines for removal of transmission-based precautions, have informed our medical team’s assessment that the President is not infectious to others,” Conley said in the memo.. ...Read Full Story

Twitter Flags President Trump’s Tweet Claiming He Is ‘Immune’ To Covid-19

On Sunday, social media platform Twitter flagged a tweet in which President Donald Trump claimed he was now “immune” to COVID-19 after receiving treatment for the virus. Twitter hid the president’s tweet behind a warning, stating that it “violated Twitter rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information” related to the coronavirus.. ...Read Full Story

Denver Police Identify Suspect In Fatal Shooting Near Opposing Protests

On Sunday, Denver authorities identified the security guard who was arrested after a fatal shooting near dueling protests by left-wing and right-wing demonstrators. The Denver Police Department said in a statement that Matthew Dolloff, 30, was being held for investigation of first-degree murder in a shooting Saturday outside the Denver Art Museum that left one man dead. Dolloff was being held without bond.. ...Read Full Story

13 Arrested In Failed Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Prosecutors said on Thursday that thirteen people, including seven men associated with the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, have been arrested for alleged plots to take the Michigan governor hostage and attack the state capitol building. The group aimed to kidnap Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to a criminal complaint filed in a Michigan federal court. The criminal complaint said the alleged plotters discussed recruiting a force of 200 to storm the state capitol in Lansing and take hostages, but later abandoned the plan in favor of a scheme to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home.. ...Read Full Story

Hurricane Delta On Path Towards Gulf Coast As It Intensifies Into Category 4 Storm

On Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center reported that Hurricane Delta “has rapidly strengthened into a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.” Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center confirmed that Delta moved from a Category 2 storm to a Category 4 storm in just two hours, 20 minutes and added that in over 24 hours, Delta increased from 45 mph to 130 mph.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Returns To White House After Being Discharged From Hospital

President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday, and returned to the White House after being treated for COVID-19 over the past three days. Trump left the hospital in Bethesda, Md., at around 6:40 p.m. Monday evening wearing a mask, while flashing a thumbs up and a balled fist to cameras before entering a motorcade for a brief drive to board a Marine One flight back to Washington, D.C.  Before emerging from the hospital, the president tweeted that he would “be back on the campaign trail soon!” In a video message shared to his Twitter account Monday night, Trump thanked the staff at Walter Reed and again urged Americans not to fear the virus.Trump’s medical team said he had met the requirements for discharge, however his physician Dr. Sean Conley did note that the president “may not entirely be out of the woods yet,” adding that the White House medical unit could handle his ongoing treatment. Conley said Trump hadn’t had a fever for 72 hours and that there was no evidence of the presence of live coronavirus. Trump has received “medical management that is within national, clinical and societal guidelines,” said Jayson Blaylock, head doctor at Walter Reed.. ...Read Full Story

Additional Wildfire Evacuations Ordered As Northern California Deals With Increasing Wind Conditions

Additional evacuations were ordered on Thursday in Northern California, as residents in the area braced for a return of powerful winds that could worsen the wildfires raging in the region’s wine country. The evacuations in the Napa Valley came as forecasters issued a red flag warning, the highest alert for wildfire danger, across large swaths of Northern, Central and Southern California. The alert went into effect on Thursday afternoon and is expected to remain in place through Friday. Napa and Sonoma counties, north of San Francisco, remained threatened by the Glass Fire, which ignited overnight Sunday in the Napa Valley and burned through nearly 57,000 acres as of Thursday afternoon. About 70,000 people were under evacuation orders. ...Read Full Story

Microsoft 365 Outage Affects Multiple Services

Late on Monday, Microsoft Corp confirmed that a recent change it introduced likely caused a major outage, affecting users’ access to multiple Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook.com and Microsoft Teams. The developer of Windows and Office software said it did not “observe an increase in successful connections” even after it rolled back the change to mitigate the impact.. ...Read Full Story

The New York Times Alleges President Trump Avoided Paying Federal Income Taxes In Years Leading To His Presidency

Citing tax-return data, the New York Times reported on Sunday that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises to offset hundreds of millions of dollars in income. The Times also said the President also paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years through 2017, despite receiving $427.4 million through 2018 from his reality television program and other endorsement and licensing deals.. ...Read Full Story

One of The Three Louisville Police Officers Involved In The Breonna Taylor Shooting Is Indicted

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted one of three police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor in her Louisville apartment. However, the charges relate to the firing of shots into the home next door – and not Taylor’s killing. A grand jury indicted former officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. The other two involved in the shooting, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were not indicted.  A wanton endangerment charge is a a felony that carries one to five years in prison if Hankison is convicted. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest and set a $15,000 cash bond.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Expected To Announce Supreme Court Nominee On Saturday

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will disclose his new nominee for the Supreme Court on Saturday,  Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a campaign stop in the Pittsburgh area, “I’ve spoken to many (people) and we’re getting close to a decision.” The announcement is tentatively set for 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, the president said. Trump has said he will nominate a woman to fill the seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday.. ...Read Full Story

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi And Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Strike Deal To Avert Shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have reached a bipartisan deal to keep the government funded through early December and avoid a shutdown just before the election. Pelosi hailed the short-term spending legislation — known as a “continuing resolution,” or CR – in a statement on Tuesday, in which she pointed to $8 billion in increased spending on food-assistance programs that she secured, in exchange for agreeing to renewing funding for a farm bailout program strongly supported by Republicans.]. ...Read Full Story

Joe Biden Blasts President Trump’s Plan To Push For Supreme Court Nominee Prior To Election

On Sunday, democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Senate Republicans not to vote on any candidate nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court as the November election draws closer. Biden’s speech came one day after second Senate Republican voiced objections to Trump’s plan for a quick vote on a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday. Such an appointment by the president, if approved by the Senate, would cement a 6-3 conservative majority that could influence American law.. ...Read Full Story

Hurricane Sally Leaves Destruction Along Gulf Coast, Leaving 2 Dead

Hurricane Sally slammed the Gulf Coast of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Cat 2 storm, with 100 mph winds, two and a half feet of rain and a surge of seawater. At least two people in Alabama and Georgia were killed. Heavy rains are expected to wreak havoc from Virginia to North Carolina throughout the night before the storm moves out over the Atlantic.. ...Read Full Story

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks USPS Operational Changes

A federal judge on Thursday placed a temporary block on operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that have been cited for causing a slowdown in mail delivery. U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian granted a request from Washington and 13 other states to issue a temporary injunction against the policies implemented under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, saying backlogs in mail “likely will slow down the delivery of ballots” in November’s election.. ...Read Full Story

CDC Unveils Distribution Plan For A Coronavirus Vaccine

According to a Health and Human Services playbook released Wednesday, a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan aims to begin delivering doses in January with no out-of-pocket costs to patients. CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a Wednesday hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, “I think there will be vaccine that will be initially available sometime between November and December, but very limited supply and it will need to be prioritized.” Redfield said the vaccine then will become available to the general population in the third quarter of 2021.. ...Read Full Story

Health Agency Spokesman Michael Caputo To Take Leave After Posting Controversial Rant On Social Media

The top spokesman at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Michael Caputo, will take a two-month leave of absence, the agency said on Wednesday. The move came two days after the New York Times reported that Caputo, a former adviser to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said on Facebook that government scientists were engaging in “sedition” in their handling of the pandemic.. ...Read Full Story

U.S. Justice Department Launches Internal Inquiry Into Roger Stone Sentencing

The U.S. Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump’s long-time friend Roger Stone. The review by the department’s inspector general comes after Aaron Zelinsky, a career prosecutor, told lawmakers during a congressional hearing in June that his office received “heavy pressure from the highest levels of the Department of Justice” to ease its sentencing recommendation for Stone, a political ally of the president.. ...Read Full Story