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Trump administration slams NATO ally Turkey for…

In unusually strong language, the Pentagon is condemning Turkey's decision to test a Russian-made air defense system that has created a rift between Washington and one of its oldest NATO allies

How Chicago trains are kept running during the…

How Chicago trains are kept running during the cold

County Hit by Surge Ends Mask Mandate

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...

Mountain wildfire is 2nd largest ever in Colorado

A Colorado wildfire that exploded overnight Wednesday, forced nearby evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park has become the second largest fire in state history. (Oct. 23)

FDA Approves Remdesivir As COVID Treatment

Hospitalization data flawed in Missouri, perhaps elsewhere

With the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization rising at alarming levels, Missouri and perhaps a handful of other states are unable to post accurate data on COVID-19 dashboards because of a flaw in the federal reporting system

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Trump and Biden Face Off in Final Debate

Trump and Biden Face Off in, Final Debate. President Donald Trump. and Democratic presidential candidate , Joe Biden. met in Nashville for the debate, , moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News. The debate marked the first face off between the two candidates since Trump's hospitalization for COVID-19. . The tone of the debate was a stark departure from the first debate, which was marked by constant interruptions. The coronavirus pandemic , dominated the first 20 minutes. Trump defended the actions of his administration. Biden criticized Trump's response, citing a death toll in America that has exceeded 220,000 people. Trump accused Biden of taking foreign money. , Biden responded by referencing recent revelations about Trump's tax returns. Biden also cited reports that Trump has a bank account in China that has been kept secret throughout his presidency. China was a significant topic , in the early part of the debate. Trump claimed that money from China has recently subsidized farmers hurt by the U.S. / China trade war. Biden stated the subsidies were paid for by taxpayers. In regards to immigration, Trump laid the blame for his administration's policy of child separation at the border on the Obama administration. The candidates were asked about , race in America. Trump claimed that he was , "the least racist person in this room.". Biden said that Trump "has a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn.". When asked how they would address voters that did not vote for them during their potential inaugural address, . Trump stated his message would be , "we are on the road to success. Biden closed with the message that , "what is on the ballot this year is the character of this country."

Gardner Defends Senate Seat Against Hickenlooper

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.

Dow Fizzles as COVID Relief Remains in Limbo

The Dow ended the week on a down note, and a familiar reason is getting the blame: uncertainty over a COVID relief package in Congress. The index fell 28 points to 28,335, while the S&P 500 gained 11 points to 3,465, and the NASDAQ rose 42 points to...

Epsilon’s dangerous surf and gusty winds to lash…

Despite weakening, the former major hurricane will remain a strong storm through the start of the weekend as it continues along its path.

CDC Changes Guidance on 'Close Contact' With…

CDC Changes Guidance on 'Close Contact' With Those Infected With COVID-19. After a coronavirus outbreak occurred in a Vermont prison over the summer. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has restructured its guidelines as to what qualifies as "close contact" with a person infected with COVID-19. Previously, "close contact" was spending 15 consecutives minutes with an infected person. Now, the guidance defines it as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of at least 15 minutes a day, regardless of if the minutes were consecutive. [The case] significantly adds to the scientific knowledge of the risk to contacts of those with Covid-19 and highlights again the importance of wearing face masks to prevent transmission, CDC, via statement. The more time you spend with someone ... the more likely you are to get infected. , Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, via NBC News. It may have been that one of these six prisoners was a superspreader shedding an awful lot of virus, Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, via NBC News. With the holidays approaching, Dr. Schaffner is urging gatherings to be virtual or small in-person groups, socially distant, with face coverings

Family of slain Utah college student confronts…

Family members of a Utah college student who was found strangled and burned last year following a search for her that captured the nation’s attention called her killer a “monster” Friday

AP Top Stories October 23 P

Here's the latest for Friday October 23rd: Trump, Biden frame closing appeals for sprint to election; Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel; Harris insists Biden won't ban fracking; Placido Domingo to sing in Bolshoi Theatre.

That Borat Video of Giuliani Looks a Little Fishy

A closer look at the now-infamous scene involving Rudy Giuliani in the new Borat film suggests it was edited to appear worse than it was, writes Allahpundit at Hot Air . And he's not alone. You can watch the scene here . It shows Giuliani on a bed in the presence of...

AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to…

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s board of governors is considering a December start to the 2020-21 season, with Dec. 22 being the initial target for opening night and the season being trimmed to about 70 games

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Squirrel paralyzed by hawk attack now living the…

This squirrel who was paralyzed by a hawk attack is now living the best life.

Cops: Fatal Shooting Was Self-Defense. Girlfriend…

A police shooting in an Illinois city this week has left a Black teen dead and his girlfriend hospitalized, with protesters and family members demanding that the feds get to the bottom of what happened. Per CBS News , police in Waukegan say that 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette was the passenger in...

Biden lays out plan to tackle coronavirus pandemic

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Friday attacked the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Eight months into the crisis, Biden said the president "still doesn't have a plan, " adding "he's quit on you." (Oct. 23)

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Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for…

The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Used to Vote…

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Used to Vote Republican . Lawrence recently appeared on Heather McMahan’s podcast, 'Absolutely Not.'. She admitted to McMahan that because she “grew up Republican,” she voted for John McCain over Barack Obama in the 2008 election. . I grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. It wasn’t until she grew up that she realized the party’s views on social issues “weren’t in line” with her own. . However, Lawrence still expressed an appreciation for growing up in a Republican household. . I was fortunate to grow up in a Republican house where I can see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. Everything changed for Lawrence in 2016 when Donald Trump got elected president. This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws and refused to condemn white supremacy and it feels there’s been a line drawn in the sand. , Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. I don’t think it’s right... It just changes things for me, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. Lawrence has since publicly endorsed Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Mitt Romney Reveals He Did Not Vote For Trump

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.

Biden's Oil Remarks Are Resonating

Peggy Noonan isn't counting President Trump out, and she points to a Gallup result showing that 56% of Americans say they're personally better off than they were four years ago. Factors like that could yet lift Trump to re-election, she writes in the Wall Street Journal . But really, "no one...

Nasty thunderstorms could follow warm…

An autumn clash of summer warmth and a winter cooldown could trigger severe weather ahead of the weekend.

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Last Week's First-Time Jobless Claims Hit Lowest…

Last Week's First-Time Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since March. According to NBC News, about 787,000 people filed for first-time unemployment last week. That number is smaller than the 875,000 analysts had predicted and the lowest weekly count since March. According to the Department of Labor, continuing claims fell from 9.397 million to 8.373 million. However, the lower numbers may be partly due to unemployed workers moving to other assistance programs once they lose their eligibility. The labor market is far from being out of the woods, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. At least a portion of the drop in regular continuing claims is due to claimants exhausting benefits and then shifting to Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. With falling temperatures and the holidays a few weeks away, there is no obvious relief on the horizon, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. Stimulus talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are ongoing. I’m optimistic that there will be a bill. It’s a question of, is it in time to pay the November rent, which is my goal, or is it going to be shortly thereafter and retroactive?, Nancy Pelosi, to MSNC

Another horse in Baffert’s stable draws a…

A filly trained by two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert has tested positive in a postrace drug test for the second time this year, making it the third positive test by a horse in Baffert’s stable in the last six months

Pence in Ohio: Trump 'won debate hands down'

One day after the final presidential debate of 2020 , Vice President Mike Pence told supporters in Ohio that President Donald Trump "won the debate hands down." (Oct 23)