Hurricane Paulette Rolls Toward Bermuda; Sally Threatens Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Bermuda were urged to prepare to protect life and property ahead of Hurricane Paulette, while Tropical Storm Sally threatened to intensify into a hurricane as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast. Paulette gained hurricane status late Saturday and was expected to bring storm surge, coastal flooding and high winds to Bermuda, according to a U.S. National Hurricane Center advisory. Bermuda’s government announced that L.F. Wade International Airport would close Sunday evening, and government buildings would …

Trump Accuses Judge of ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Him in Tax Ruling

New York|Trump Accuses Judge of ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Him in Tax Ruling The president is appealing an order that allowed his tax returns and other financial records to be released to the Manhattan district attorney. President Trump’s lawyers have argued that turning his financial records over to prosecutors would cause him irreparable harm. Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times Published Sept. 11, 2020Updated Sept. 12, 2020, 8:48 a.m. ET President Trump’s lawyers on Friday accused a federal judge of “stacking the …

Hungary drafts ‘war plan’ as cases surge in eastern Europe: Live

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his government was drafting a “war plan” to defend against the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Greece, France and Palestine have all reported a record number of daily coronavirus cases. UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged countries to find $15bn during the next three months to fund the ACT-Accelerator programme, a WHO-led global collaboration to hunt for a vaccine and treatments. More than 27.9 million people around the world have been diagnosed with …

Los Angeles County Issues Guidance Discouraging Trick Or Treating This Halloween

A store in Alhambra, California is stocked with Halloween decorations in September. Los Angeles County has issued health guidance discouraging people from trick or treating this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images A store in Alhambra, California is stocked with Halloween decorations in September. Los Angeles County has issued health guidance discouraging people from trick or treating this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. …

The Trump Administration Is Considering Excluding Some Immigrant Children From A Controversial Pandemic Border Policy

The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for the coronavirus before entering, according to a draft of the order obtained by BuzzFeed News. The draft would amend an unprecedented order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this year that allows border officials to expel immigrants at the southern border instead of housing them at facilities in …

US politics live news: Trump and Biden campaigns ramp up

Biden is heading to the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania on Monday, where he plans to speak with union workers. Trump will hold a 1pm (17:00 GMT) news conference on economic recovery from the pandemic Kamala Harris and Mike Pence are both visiting the key battleground state of Wisconsin, days after Trump and Biden visited the city of Kenosha, a hotspot in the country’s civil and racial unrest.  Biden remains ahead nearly seven points in national polling averages; some polls …

India Just Banned TikTok

The government ordered 59 Chinese-owned apps to be blocked following border clashes with China that left 20 Indian soldiers dead. Posted on June 29, 2020, at 2:34 p.m. ET   Following rising domestic pressure to boycott Chinese-made goods, the Indian government on Monday ordered 59 Chinese apps to be blocked, including TikTok, WeChat, Shareit, and Clash of Kings. The Indian government framed the move as protecting personal information from what it called “malicious apps,” that “harm India’s sovereignty as well …

Dozens dead in central Somalia as villagers battle al-Shabab

Al-Qaeda-linked armed group al-Shabab controls large parts of south and central Somalia [File: Al Jazeera] Dozens of people have died following clashes between villagers and al-Shabab fighters in central Somalia, local officials said. “We have reports that nearly 30 people, including 16 militants, [have been] killed in the Shabeelow village, where civilians … took up arms [to] battle the terrorists,” Osman Isse Nur, a spokesman for authorities in the Galmudug region, told the dpa news agency on Saturday. Local freelance militiamen are …

Michael Cohen Reveals His ‘Biggest Fear’ About Trump And 2020 Election

President Donald Trump “will do anything and everything” to win the 2020 election, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has warned in a new interview. The president may manipulate the ballots and “even go so far as to start a war in order to prevent himself from being removed from office” if he loses, Cohen told NBC’s Lester Holt in a clip released Friday. “My biggest fear is that there will not be a peaceful transition of power in 2020,” …

‘It’s Forensic Science, True Crime And A Little Bit Of History’: Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris On Smithsonian Channel Docu-Series ‘The Curious Life And Death Of…”

September 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm (CBS Local)– On Sunday, September 6, a new six docu-series premieres on Smithsonian Channel called “The Curious Life and Death Of…” where Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris re-examines the mysterious deaths of people like Pablo Escobar, Harry Houdini, Brittany Murphy and Brian Jones. Dr. Fitzharris is a medical historian with a doctorate from Oxford and hopes people can learn about the context around some of the most famous deaths ever and some stories history has forgotten about. …

‘David & Tamela Mann Are As Amazing As I Hoped They’d Be’: Courtney Nichole On BET’s ‘Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living’

September 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm (CBS Local)– On Wednesday, BET premieres a new show called “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living,” starring David and Tamela Mann and Courtney Nichole. The sitcom from the Hollywood mogul Perry is one of several new shows that he has premiered on the network. RELATED: ‘Every Time We Filmed, It Got Crazier And Crazier’: Paige Hurd On BET’s ‘Tyler Perry’s The Oval’ The show centers around a man named Jeremy, who just lost his job and decides …

Former DHS Official: White House Failed To Take Far-Right Extremism Seriously

Elizabeth Neumann, assistant secretary of counterterrorism and threat prevention at the Department of Homeland Security, testifies a House subcommittee hearing on confronting white supremacy and the adequacy of the federal response last June.   A former top Department of Homeland Security official who resigned in April says the Trump administration is creating the conditions for domestic extremism to flourish in the United States. Elizabeth Neumann left her position as assistant secretary of counterterrorism and threat prevention after three years at …

US turns back on global coronavirus vaccine effort: Live news

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur, keeping you updated for the next few hours. The United States is turning its back on the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX), a global effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine that is being led by the World Health Organization (WHO). The latest data from Johns Hopkins University shows more than 25.6 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the …

How A 4th Of July Meal Exposes The Coronavirus Risk For Thousands Of US Food Workers

BuzzFeed News has reporters around the world bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member. After months of stress, Americans have been looking forward to the pre–COVID-19 pleasures of a (socially distanced) 4th of July. How about a cookout? It’s a traditional, low-key summer celebration — but amid the nation’s growing outbreak, even a simple home-cooked meal comes at an exorbitant price. A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals the extent …

Appeals Court Rejects Justice Department Effort To Shut Down Michael Flynn Case

Michael Flynn, here at Trump Tower in December 2016, spent less than a month in the role of President Trump’s national security adviser.   A federal appeals court has declined to order a criminal case against Michael Flynn dismissed. Instead, it ruled Monday that a judge can hear arguments about the Justice Department’s motivations for dropping the case against President Trump’s former national security adviser. The 8-2 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, …

Trump’s Additional Unemployment Benefit: What We Know Right Now

(CBSNewYork) — Almost three weeks ago, President Trump issued an executive order meant to provide additional aid to the unemployed. The Lost Wages Assistance program (LWA), created by executive order, would add $400 to weekly unemployment benefits. At least that’s how it was framed then. Most of the particulars weren’t clear. LWA was part of a series of executive orders meant to follow the first round of stimulus, known as the CARES Act. That legislation included $600 in weekly unemployment …

David Limbaugh: Democrats own these riots – blaming Trump won’t work

Democrats can try but won’t succeed at distancing themselves from the violence they have enabled on American streets. People surely know where the Democrats have stood on this, and that they’re now backpedaling only because of polling data. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg outright blamed this anarchy on President Donald Trump. “The simple reality is that we are seeing more and more chaos and violence under the Trump presidency, and there’s no reason to expect that it would …

UN renews Lebanon peacekeeping mandate with minor changes

Beirut, Lebanon – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously approved a resolution to renew the mandate of UN peacekeeping forces stationed on Lebanon’s southern border with Israel, making only minor changes after weeks of tough negotiations, a source at the UN told Al Jazeera. The renewal was set to be officially announced by the UN at 22:30 GMT. The 42-year-old mission’s troop ceiling was reduced from 15,000 to 13,000 after pressure from the United States and its ally …

Cal Thomas: Republican Convention outreach – party disproving these smears by the left

Labeling another person has become a popular political pastime. The intent is to use a label that is impossible to disprove no matter the amount of contrary evidence. Perhaps the worst label one can attach to another person is “racist.” How does one disprove that? The left has shamefully and inaccurately used the label against Republicans and conservatives over many years to great political advantage. The label is applied in order to delegitimize one’s opinion and ostracize the person from …

Iran’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 21,000: Live news

Myanmar has reported the highest single-day surge in coronavirus cases. The country has expanded a lockdown in conflict-racked Rakhine state which registered the bulk of infections. Doctors in South Korea have been ordered to return to work because of the continued surge in coronavirus cases after they began a three-day strike on Wednesday over government plans to train more medical students. The University of Cambridge is due to start vaccine trials in the coming months after securing government funding. More …