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|How a Pennsylvania law could delay presidential election results for days or even weeks
If Pennsylvania has a repeat performance of its primary, America is in trouble. Election results in Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary took weeks to be announced. But state officials told Yahoo News they’re confident that results won’t take as long to be announced in the fall election.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 4:51 PM
|Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows.' Scientists want to keep it that way.
Lockdowns and protective measures like the widespread wearing of face masks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have driven influenza infections to record lows, according to a new CDC study.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 2:22 PM
|Students and parents complained after a Dallas high school's class assignment placed the accused Kenosha shooter on a list of 'modern heroes'
Rittenhouse was suggested as a "hero for the modern age" along with Malcolm X, George Floyd, and Joseph Rosenbaum, a man allegedly shot by Rittenhouse.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 11:39 PM
|Mexico asks U.S. for answers about alleged migrant detention abuse
Mexico said on Wednesday said it had formally requested a report from U.S. authorities regarding alleged negligent practices in U.S. immigration detention centers, citing accusations of sexual abuse and unauthorized hysterectomies. The request come after a complaint by a whistleblower nurse alleging that detainees in a Georgia immigration detention facility had improperly received hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures. The complaint did not specify the nationality of the affected detainees.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 11:10 PM
|Kremlin chafes at Navalny team taking suspected evidence
The Kremlin accused colleagues of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday of hampering a Russian investigation by taking items from his hotel room out of the country, including a water bottle the colleagues claimed had traces of the Soviet nerve agent that German authorities said was used to poison Navalny. Navalny's colleagues revealed Thursday that they removed the bottle and other items from the hotel room in Siberia and brought them to Germany as potential evidence. “Regrettably, what could have been evidence of poisoning was taken away,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 8:40 AM
|Trump appointees not influencing coronavirus science, CDC chief promises
Testifying before Congress on Wednesday, Dr. Robert Redfield strongly disputed that the CDC’s scientific research has been influenced by political appointees attempting to bring those findings in line with President Trump’s views.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 2:14 PM
|Boater rescues man stranded under bridge: 'He was out there all night in just shorts'
A community of residents, living on boats, in condos or stilted homes, were taken by surprise when Hurricane Sally blew through as a Category 2 storm.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 12:12 PM
|A Chinese virologist claimed the coronavirus was 'intentionally' released. Turns out, she works for a group led by Steve Bannon.
A strange paper claims China engineered and released the coronavirus. Its authors work for a group once led by the former Trump strategist Steve Bannon.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 11:02 AM
|Kamala Harris accused of trespassing on fire-ravaged California property for photo-op by family
Residents not yet allowed to return to survey damaged homes
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 5:31 PM
|Tensions build as 18 Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan during landmark US visit
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday after a fleet of Chinese military aircraft buzzed the island, stepping up tensions as a senior US official began holding meetings in Taipei. Beijing had earlier announced the start of combat drills in the Taiwan strait aimed at asserting its claim that the island remained "an inalienable part of China". The Chinese government has long considered Taiwan a renegade province, although the democratically-governed island has its own president, currency, foreign policy, passport and military. China has engaged in a bitter war of words and staged multiple drills around Taiwan over recent months to protest growing engagement between the self-ruled island and the US government. Stronger ties between Taiwan and the US have further weakened Washington’s diplomatic relations with Beijing, which are already at historic lows as the two nations spar over trade, technology, human rights, coronavirus and espionage.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:43 AM