LM Otero/APThe 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday night reinstated rules issued by Gov. The appeals court ruling means that as of now, mask-wearing at the polls cannot be enforced in Texas. The appeals court issued a temporary stay, reinstating the rules, while it considers other appeals. That lower court ruling paved the way for counties to start enforcing mask-wearing at the polls. Harris County, which includes Houston, is the largest county in Texas.
October 29, 2020 17:03 UTC
(CNN) At least 140 migrants have drowned off Senegal in the deadliest shipwreck recorded this year, the United Nations migration agency said in a statement Thursday. The vessel was carrying about 200 people, according to the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) statement. It added that, "according to media sources, the Senegalese and Spanish navies, and fishermen who were nearby rescued 59 people and retrieved the remains of 20 others." The number of migrant boat departures from West Africa to the Canary Islands has more than quadrupled this year to 11,000, according to IOM estimates. "We call for unity between governments, partners and the international community to dismantle trafficking and smuggling networks that take advantage of desperate youth," IOM Senegal Chief of Mission Bakary Doumbia said in the statement.
October 29, 2020 17:02 UTC
Inside Elections has shifted three Senate races in Democrats' favor: Alaska and the two Georgia races. Raphael Warnock, Loeffler is still dueling with GOP Rep. Doug Collins for a spot in the runoff. Democrat Rita Hart is trying to keep the 2nd District in Democratic hands since longtime Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack is retiring. GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn has faced fundraising, ethics and health issues in his rematch against Iraq war veteran Dan Feehan. Texas' 2nd District moves in the opposite direction, with GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw -- of Saturday Night Live fame — looking like he'll be coming back to Congress.
October 29, 2020 16:30 UTC
Two masked men in Florida were caught on camera as they ambushed a woman in her driveway and forced her at gunpoint to open her house, where they tied her up and ransacked the residence, authorities said Wednesday. Detectives said the men appeared to be wearing “dark colored, shiny, plastic skull masks.”FLORIDA LAWYER ARRESTED IN SERIES OF BANK ROBBERIES NEAR MIAMI, FEDS SAYSurveillance video shows the woman being held at gunpoint and forced to escort the men inside the home. Additional video from inside the home shows the suspects digging through the woman’s belongings. While the two men were inside, a female suspect was caught on a doorbell camera walking up to the front door. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDetectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the three suspects.
October 29, 2020 16:30 UTC
Cuomo has been blamed for thousands of deaths in New York’s nursing homes after his controversial policy in late March essentially ordered nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients from hospitals, a measure designed to free up hospital beds. They have done a terrible job on COVID from day one and they want a counter defense,” Cuomo said. “What they were saying was, ‘Well, a lot of people died in nursing homes in Democratic states’, it’s not just New York, it’s all the Democratic states, and the truth is, a lot of people did die in nursing homes in Democratic states. “If you look at how many people died in New York nursing homes, New York is No. 46 out of 50 states in the percentage of deaths in nursing homes.
October 29, 2020 16:30 UTC
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday that the release of Dontari Poe had nothing to do with his decision to protest during the national anthem and everything to do with his weight and performance on the field. Poe was released after signing a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Cowboys during the offseason, but when asked about if it had to do with him being the only player to kneel during the national anthem, Jones shut that idea down. "I understand your question, and I'm deliberately not going to answer it," Jones said of the kneeling question. According to ESPN, Poe had weekly weight incentives written into his contract ranging from $20,000 to $45,000 that would total up to $500,000 if he met them. In all seven games played this year, Poe had only totaled seven tackles and zero sacks.
October 29, 2020 15:45 UTC
President Trump is the last bastion to stopping the radical left, talk show host Dave Rubin said Thursday as the 2020 presidential election is five days away. ELECTION 5 DAYS AWAY: TRUMP, BIDEN TO HOLD DUELING RALLIES IN FLORIDA BATTLEGROUNDMeanwhile, Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to hold dueling campaign rallies in Florida — a crucial battleground state vital to winning the White House — with just five days left in the presidential race. The candidates will appear in Tampa hours apart on Thursday, looking to make last-minute appeals and energize Central Florida voters ahead of the Nov. 3 election. He also said there is "no feeling of patriotism" on the left anymore. And, on top of that, by the way, this isn’t just a counter vote, I think Donald Trump has actually done a lot of good."
October 29, 2020 15:33 UTC
Heralded as one of the greatest success stories of the Endangered Species Act, the gray wolf will lose federal protections under a Trump administration decision announced Thursday. “After more than 45 years as a listed species, the gray wolf has exceeded all conservation goals for recovery,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a statement. In California and Washington state, wolves would still be protected under those states’ endangered species laws. AdvertisementWolves have been largely absent from Colorado since the 1940s, and the state wildlife commission has resisted efforts to reintroduce them. “The deal with gray wolves is if they’re not shot or poisoned or run over, they’re a robust species.
October 29, 2020 14:05 UTC
Everyone’s favorite “Mistress of the Dark” is back, right on time for Halloween. It’s a really, really cool, dark, German carved desk. So I think it’ll be really, really fun for a fan of that movie to see these different scenes that we didn’t get to put into the final film. But I started by writing “Movie Macabre,” the TV show I did where I hosted horror movies [originally on L.A.'s KHJ-TV, now KCAL-TV]. And everybody had to write their own material,Then I segued into writing “Movie Macabre,” and then eventually writing this movie and the next.
October 29, 2020 14:03 UTC
AdvertisementAt least 37 other states allow emergency voting for medical reasons, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In California, New York and several other states, hospital employees and volunteers can help a patient complete an emergency ballot application. Did you know that you can vote from your hospital bed if you’re a registered voter hospitalized around Election Day? She did research and learned patients could vote in the hospital using an emergency ballot — something none of her co-workers knew. Those who say yes get emergency ballot applications, which the hospital has been sending to the L.A. County registrar-recorder for verification.
October 29, 2020 13:02 UTC
The front entrance of Francie in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, brings to mind The Delaunay Restaurant in ... [+] London. Sylvie Bigar“We’re six months behind,” said Mr. Winterman, one recent morning. Chinese?” said Mr. Winterman. The dining room at Francie in Williamsburg, Brooklyn FrancieThe staff will wear washable cotton custom-made masks, and ultraviolet air purifiers have been installed within the air-conditioning system. “What we’re doing here is a ‘team-driven’ restaurant,” said Mr. Winterman.
October 29, 2020 12:33 UTC
Micah J. Harper is just one of many entrepreneurs bringing new, innovative wellness products to ... [+] market. LUVV LabsWith the countless challenges and upheavals that we’ve all experienced in 2020, one positive development we’re seeing is an increased emphasis on health and wellness. One of these is the wellness tech company LUVV Labs, a company that’s developed nutraceuticals for consumption via vaporizer. As Harper’s company and countless other health and wellness startups are demonstrating, the wellness industry is seeing major growth this year—and that growth is expected to continue. After all, once consumers start paying more attention to their health and mental wellness, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll reverse course.
October 29, 2020 12:33 UTC
I am not a top donor to any political party.”This will likely be the first year since 2002 that Musk has not made any political contributions. President Trump acknowledges Elon Musk at SpaceX’s launch of the Falcon 9 rocket in May. Musk has thanked Trump on Twitter for his support of SpaceX and Tesla but has not endorsed him for president. The biggest contributions went to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee, each receiving $25,000. Team Rick Scott, a PAC supporting Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who is running for reelection, received $15,000 from the SpaceX PAC, the largest donation to a PAC supporting a single candidate.
October 29, 2020 12:30 UTC
China blasts US charges against agents seeking man's return China is accusing the U.S. of seeking to smear its efforts to pursue overseas fugitivesBEIJING -- China on Thursday accused the U.S. of seeking to smear Beijing's efforts to pursue fugitives, a day after the Justice Department charged eight people with seeking to coerce a New Jersey man who was wanted by Beijing into returning to China to face charges. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said China was engaged in a “just cause to fight transnational crime and pursue fugitives and stolen goods internationally." “The U.S., out of ulterior motives, ignored the basic facts and discredited China’s efforts," Wang told reporters at a daily briefing. The U.S. should “bear international responsibilities and avoid being a haven for criminals," Wang said, adding that China's agents abroad followed local laws and protected the “legitimate rights and interests of suspects." All eight were charged with conspiring to act as illegal agents for China in a case filed in federal court in Brooklyn.
October 29, 2020 09:50 UTC
We’re a grossly imperfect country, our behavior at frequent odds with our ideals. We demonstrated a yearning to correct our mistakes and, I think, a tropism toward goodness. It’s also a deflection, an evasion: If he gets the whole of the stage, then Americans’ complicity and collaboration are shoved into the wings. We emphasized what a vanquishable opponent Hillary Clinton was because that diminished the significance of the vanquishing and the vanquisher. We spoke of a perfect storm of circumstances that led to his election as a way of disowning the weather.
Source:New York Times
October 29, 2020 09:01 UTC