Post-debate and hospitalization, Trump falls further behind Biden in national polls

With the 2020 election exactly four weeks away, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Trump in every national poll, opening up a significant advantage in surveys taken since the first presidential debate.

CDC officials are reportedly horrified their boss wrote a letter excusing Mike Pence from their own quarantine guidance

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reportedly flabbergasted that their boss, CDC chief Robert Redfield, took the extraordinary step of signing a letter excusing Vice President Mike Pence from quarantining.While Pence has

Vigil for black man killed by white officer in Texas thrown into chaos as white gunman arrives ‘to protect my city'

A vigil for a black Texas man shot and killed by a white police officer turned tense when a white gunman arrived

High court nominee served as 'handmaid' in religious group

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served as a “handmaid,” the term then used for high-ranking female leaders in the People of Praise religious community, an old directory for the group's members shows. Barrett has thus far refused to discu

NYC Orthodox Community Holds Protest Over New COVID Restrictions, Chants ‘Jewish Lives Matter’

Hundreds of members of the Borough Park Orthodox community filled the streets Tuesday night to protest new restrictions imposed on neighborhoods with a surge in COVID-19 cases, which include a limit on synagogue attendance and the closure of schools

New questions arise after chemical weapons body confirms Novichok in Navalny's blood

“This publicly unknown nerve agent has, to date, not been officially listed by the OPCW,” the German government said.

As Bangladesh hosts over a million Rohingya refugees, a scholar explains what motivated the country to open up its borders

Over 1.1 million Rohingyas continue to remain stranded in crowded camps in Bangladesh while the international community fails to provide a resolution to the crisis. When in 2017 this lower-middle-income, majority Muslim country opened its borders to

Biden: If Trump still has COVID-19 'we shouldn’t have a debate'

Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that if President Trump is still testing positive for COVID-19 that the two candidates “shouldn’t have a debate.”

Rhea Chakraborty: Bollywood actor granted bail after nearly a month

She was arrested in a drugs case related to the death of her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.

Report: White House chief of staff blocking new coronavirus vaccine guidelines

The White House is blocking strict new coronavirus vaccine guidelines proposed by the Food and Drug Administration due to a provision that would likely prevent any vaccine from being authorized before the November election, several people familiar wi

US surgeon general cited for being in closed Hawaii park

The U.S. surgeon general was cited for being in a closed Hawaii park in August while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. A Honolulu police officer cited Jerom

Postal worker charged after nearly 2,000 pieces of mail, including ballots, found in trash

U.S. Attorney Sara Merin said Nicholas Beauchene admitted to dumping the mail, though there was “no indication that there was any political motive.”

German Official Suppressed Intel Report on China to Protect Business Ties: Report

A senior German government official suppressed a 2018 intelligence report on China's influence in Germany for fear of damaging business relationships between the two countries, Axios reported on Tuesday.The report detailed China's growing a

Delta intensifies into a Category 4 hurricane and sets aim toward the Gulf Coast

Delta now forecast to become a powerful 140 mph Category 4 hurricane. The U.S. Gulf Coast should prepare for a major hurricane strike later this week.

Republican poll watchers begin to mobilize at sites as early voting begins

Republicans are mobilizing thousands of volunteers to watch early voting sites and ballot drop boxes leading up to November's election, part of an effort to find evidence to back up President Trump’s unsubstantiated complaints about widespread

Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Trump loses support among 3 key demographics after debate, COVID-19 diagnosis

Voters who disapprove of both candidates, those who voted for different parties in 2016 and 2018, and college-educated white women are moving toward Biden.

DOJ charges British IS members in deaths of Western hostages

The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday against two Islamic State militants from Britain, accusing them of carrying out a gruesome campaign of torture, beheadings and other acts of violence against Western hostages they had captured in Syri

Migrant caravans restart as pandemic deepens the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border

Members of a U.S.-bound migrant caravan from Honduras have been detained in Guatemala and deported before they could reach Mexico. Though their journey was cut short, the formation of a new caravan reveals that – as in 2018 and 2019 – Central Ame

Violence erupts in Brooklyn as Hasidic community objects to new coronavirus curbs

Angry protests erupted in Brooklyn as hundreds of members of the local orthodox Jewish community took to the streets to demonstrate against strict coronavirus restrictions imposed by New York's state governor, Andrew Cuomo. At least one person wa

When cruising comes back, will the buffet return with it? Here's what the cruise lines say

One question that remains unanswered about the resumption of cruising in November: Will the buffet, a cruise ship staple, ever return?

Lawmakers: North Korean ex-envoy to Italy defected to South

A senior North Korea diplomat who vanished in Italy in late 2018 lives in South Korea under government protection, lawmakers said Wednesday. If confirmed, Jo Song Gil, North Korea’s former acting ambassador to Italy, would be the highest-level Nor

Hurricane Delta heads into Gulf, on patch toward U.S. after hitting Mexico

The storm is expected to hit the Gulf Coast later this week, which would mark the 10th hurricane landfall on the mainland U.S. this season, setting a new record.

Tesla has reportedly accused an employee of 'maliciously sabotaging' part of its factory in a leaked email

Tesla told workers the alleged incident affected "a few hours" of factory run time and that the person had been fired, according to a new report.

Trump spends a morning at home tweeting his heart out

Plummeting in the polls and confined to the White House with nothing on his public schedule, President Trump spent much of Wednesday morning in a frenzy of tweets and retweets.

Tana Mongeau says her promise to send free nudes to Biden voters was sarcastic: 'That would be illegal and weird'

Numerous outlets and commentators speculated that Mongeau had committed election fraud by offering nudes for Biden votes.

White Male Prof Allegedly Posed as Woman of Color to Bully Women

“The Science Femme” claimed to be a female academic. She claimed to have upended efforts by her social justice-obsessed department to draft a statement condemning racism.And when Twitter users accused her of racism, she claimed to be a woman of c

St. Louis Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters Indicted by Grand Jury

The St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters outside their house in a June incident that was caught on video were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in St. Louis.Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged with two felonies, unlawful use of a weapo

Family’s battle with hospital over ‘brain dead’ son to be decided in Texas court

Nick Torres was found unresponsive in bathtub in September

Supreme Court turns away Republican appeal on ranked voting

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a last-ditch effort by the Maine Republican Party to stop ranked choice voting from being used for the first time in the state's presidential contest. Justice Stephen Breyer rejected the request for the

Cardinal sent Vatican money to intelligence expert who 'spent it on handbags and shoes'

A cardinal sacked by the Pope for alleged embezzlement has been accused of funneling €500,000 to an Italian woman who spent some of the cash on luxury shoes, handbags and accessories. Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, who was stripped of his rights

Trump 'symptom-free for over 24 hours' and has produced coronavirus antibodies, doctor says

President Trump's doctor has released an oddly informal update on his health.Just a day and a half after leaving the hospital, Trump is displaying no symptoms of coronavirus, and hasn't for the past 24 hours, Trump's physician Dr. Sean Co

Fact check: Joe Biden faces friendly fire – partly false – over age, pot, prisons and more

An Instagram user levels strong charges against former Vice President Joe Biden but says he will vote for him against Trump

Allegations of personal misconduct by Democrat Cal Cunningham causes turmoil in N. Carolina senate race

A race in North Carolina critical to control of the U.S. Senate has been thrown into turmoil over allegations of personal misconduct by Democrat Cal Cunningham, a married man who reportedly had an extramarital relationship this summer with a consulta

Stolen $300m Mao scroll found 'cut in half': Hong Kong police

A stolen poetry scroll written by Mao Zedong and valued at hundreds of millions of dollars has been recovered, Hong Kong police said Wednesday -- but not before it was cut in half.

‘We watched him fade away’: Judge recalls the moment her son was shot dead by disgruntled anti-feminist lawyer

‘I know that he hated me because I was a woman. He hated me because I was Latina. And that was the source of hate. I had the 'nerve' to become a judge’

Iran's Rouhani slams sending fighters to Nagorno-Karabakh

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday warned that his country will not tolerate the presence of foreign fighters — “terrorists that Iran has fought for years" — near its northern border, where a conflict is raging between Azerbaijan an

Hurricane watches issued for northern Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Delta landfall

Hurricane Delta, after battering the Yucatán Peninsula with 100-mph winds, re-emerged into the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, where it could restrengthen into a Category 3 storm before making landfall on the northern Gulf Coast.

Russia fires hypersonic missile in birthday blast for Vladimir Putin

Russia's armed forces marked birthday of President Vladimir Putin's 68th birthday with the successful test launch of a hypersonic missile. The Tsikron missile, which can travel at 8 times the speed of sound, was launched on Tuesday from a ves

Trump says U.S. economic recovery is world's fastest — but China has roared ahead

China's economic growth is in double digits, Japan's Nikkei index is doing better than the Dow, and South Korea's unemployment rate is almost back to pre-pandemic levels.

A transgender man is suing Amazon, claiming he was denied a raise after disclosing he was pregnant

Shaun Simmons, a transgender man in New Jersey, told NBC News he was passed over for a promotion when he told his manager he was pregnant.

The IRS is under investigation for buying Americans' smartphone location data from private surveillance companies

Buying location data directly from private companies lets government agencies sidestep the need for a court-issued search warrant.

Murder suspect allegedly wore fake beard, Blackface makeup disguise during Texas shooting

A murder suspect in Texas allegedly wore dark makeup and a fake beard to disguise himself as a Black person during a shooting. The Dallas Morning News reported Andrew Charles Beard created a disguise using a dark-brown shade of foundation and a fake

Autocorrect Creator Releases His First iOS Game

Ken Kocienda, a former Apple software engineer and creator of the autocorrect feature, has released his first iOS game, Up Spell. Appropriately (and perhaps sinisterly) enough, it requires spelling words correctly. As reported by Tech Crunch, Up Spe

PS5's Launch Sales Possibilities and Storage Space Concerns

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Janet Garcia, and guest Zombaekillz to discuss the latest PS5 and PS4 news. The cast talks about Sony's ambitious PS5 launch sales h

Tell Us: How Do You Feel About Nintendo's Lack of Integrated Voice Chat?

Hey, listen! We love hearing your feedback on Nintendo Voice Chat, and now you once again have the chance to actually let us hear your beautiful voices on NVC. At the bottom of this article, you will find an option that lets you share a brief video

T. Rex Fossil Sells for 31.8 Million, Becomes Most Expensive Dinosaur Fossil Ever Sold

Bidding for a complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil recently ended at $31.8 million, making it the most expensive dinosaur fossil ever sold. As reported by The New York Times, the final bid went to an anonymous buyer who is now the proud owner of Stan,

Logitech G923 Racing Wheel Review

Logitech’s G923 racing wheel features a new system to introduce an added layer of force feedback over what’s possible in prior models like the Logitech G29 and G920. Dubbed ‘Trueforce’ the tech is basically designed to take data from within t

Netflix's Hubie Halloween Review

Hubie Halloween is available Wednesday, October 7 on Netflix.  [poilib element="accentDivider"] Though Netflix might be in the business of unceremoniously ending most of its shows these days, it's still "all in" when it comes to Adam Sandler movie

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Demo Comes With Save-Data Transfer

A demo for Pikmin 3 Deluxe is coming later tonight on the Nintendo eShop. The demo will include save-data transfer so you can carry your progress over to the full game when it’s released. Today, Nintendo of America hosted a new Treehouse Live whic

Jurassic World: Dominion Halts Filming After Multiple Crew Test Positive for Coronavirus

Jurassic World: Dominion will pause filming after multiple crew members recently tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Filming is expected to resume in two weeks. Director Colin Trevorrow notified everyone via Twitter (along with a photo of an

Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World Now Plans to Open Spring 2021

Update: Nintendo of America confirmed that Super Nintendo World will open in Universal Studios Japan in Early 2021. Nintendo also released four new concept illustrations on Twitter showcasing some of the attractions that will be opening along with t

Daily Deals: First HP RTX 3080 Equipped Gaming PC Now Available

There are some new HP OMEN RTX 3080 gaming PCs that went up on Amazon. These aren't even available at HP direct so chances are they'll go out of stock quickly, especially since they're shipped and sold from Amazon and not a marketplace vendor. Dell h

Concrete Genie Developer Hiring For 'New and Exciting PS5 Adventure'

Pixelopus, developer of the 2019 PlayStation 4 exclusive Concrete Genie, is hiring for its next project. Pixelopus is a first-party developer for Sony Interactive Entertainment, based in San Mateo, California. Through a post on Linkedin, the studio

NYCC 2020: 13 Panels We're Most Excited About

It's October now, which means another New York Comic-Con is nearly upon us. Like so many conventions this year, NYCC 2020 has pivoted to become an entirely virtual event streamed on YouTube. But the upside to that is fans can tune in to the various p

Astro’s Playroom Includes Four Worlds, Online Ranking, PlayStation Tributes and More

Astro's Playroom will include multiple worlds, online ranking, and more. Astro's Playroom was announced back in June as a title from Team Asobi that comes pre-loaded on every PlayStation 5, essentially making it a launch title for all PS5 owners. De

Mail carrier charged with dumping ballots

• More than 5 million general election ballots cast so far • Opinion: How Donald Trump could win -- and have Kamala Harris as his VP

Cruise ships torn apart after coronavirus sell off

• Trump halted stimulus talks, only to appear to reverse course • The 10 House districts most likely to flip • A shocking number of women left the workforce last month

Cooper to doctor: Would you sit next to Mike Pence at debate?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Jonathan Reiner discuss the safety at the vice presidential debate after Vice President Mike Pence was in close contact with several people who were infected with the coronavirus.

Kamala Harris makes history at VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris will square off Wednesday in their only debate as the Trump administration reels from an outbreak of Covid-19 at the White House and erratic decisions by the commander in chief.

Tapper: Tonight will 'not stand the test of time particularly well'

CNN's Jake Tapper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta weigh in on the dangers and precautions being taken at the vice presidential debate.

Prestigious medical journal calls for US leadership to be voted out over Covid-19

In an unprecedented move, the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday published an editorial written by its editors condemning the Trump administration for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic -- and calling for the current leadership in the Un

Eli Lilly seeks EUA from FDA for Covid-19 antibody treatment

Eli Lilly and Company's monoclonal antibody combination therapy reduced virus levels, hospitalizations and emergency room visits in patients with mild-to-moderate Covid-19, the pharmaceutical company said Wednesday.

Trump says Covid-19 diagnosis was 'blessing from God'

• Live updates: It is safe for Pence to participate in the debate, CDC director says • Subpoena for Trump's taxes heading back to SCOTUS after President dealt setback • Opinion: What the Church of Trump is costing America

Opinion: Real-time views on socially distanced Harris-Pence debate

CNN Opinion asks commentators to share their tweets and thoughts on the vice presidential debate in real time.

Biden crosses 270 threshold in CNN's Electoral College outlook for first time

Joe Biden is surging in the battle for the White House with less than four weeks to go until Election Day.

Marine Corps assistant commandant tests positive for Covid-19

Gen. Gary L. Thomas, the assistant commandant of the US Marine Corps, has tested positive for Covid-19, the Marine Corps said in a statement Wednesday.

Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron files motion to keep Breonna Taylor grand jury files secret

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron wants to keep grand jury proceedings and testimony secret in the Breonna Taylor case, according to a motion filed Wednesday.

Officer charged with fatally kneeling on George Floyd's neck posts $1 million bail

• Louisville police department's investigative files in Breonna Taylor case released

This video shows vulnerable Senate Republicans' Trump problem

When pressed over and over again, Republican Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona would not say whether she was proud of her support of President Donald Trump in her debate against Democratic opponent Mark Kelly.

Hurricane Delta heads toward the US Gulf Coast after slamming Mexico's Yucatan

• Live updates: Delta makes landfall • Track Delta's path • All the ways Hurricane Delta is a historic storm

Couple married 4 days dies in plane crash

Authorities have identified a newlywed couple who were killed in a plane crash in Colorado on Monday shortly after takeoff.

A man fell to his death while taking pictures on a cliff in Arizona. Authorities discovered other remains while recovering his body

A 25-year-old man died on Sunday after falling off a cliff at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona, the National Park Service (NPS) said.

Officer won't face charges in deadly shooting of 17-year-old, family attorney says

A police officer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, an attorney representing Cole's family said.

Canada will ban single-use plastic items by the end of next year

Travelers to Canada should not expect to see some everyday plastic items starting next year.

Investor bought a home and found stacks of hidden cash

A Chicago real estate investor found nearly $10,000 in cash hidden throughout a home he bought to renovate.

Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden

Taylor Swift is choosing to be fearless about endorsing her pick for president.

Opinion: Sean Penn, José Andrés ask Trump to embrace his duty as a 'wartime president'

For more than seven months we've been fighting an invisible enemy on American soil. Every day, American citizens are suffering from the devastation of Covid-19. It has been a vicious and indiscriminate force ravaging communities, claiming more than 2

'Schitt's Creek' star Dan Levy calls out Indian TV channel for censoring gay kiss

"Schitt's Creek" star Dan Levy has criticized an Indian TV channel for censoring a scene in which two men kiss.

Reba McEntire confirms relationship with actor Rex Linn

Reba McEntire is socially distanced dating.

CNN correspondent ambushed by raccoon during live report

CNN senior Washington correspondent Joe Johns was interrupted by a raccoon during an early morning live shot. Jeanne Moos reports on the raccoon invasion of the White House lawn.

AR-15-style rifle dealer saw no need for background checks. Then agents told him he sold to a mass killer

For years, Marcus Braziel took his customers at their word when they showed up with wads of cash to buy one of the customized AR-15-style rifles he advertised for sale on the internet.

Ocean Spray surprises Tik Tok star with a new cranberry-colored truck

Ocean Spray is giving back after a TikTok video featuring one of their products exploded online.

These neighbors show us love can still exist on opposing sides of politics

"Love thy neighbor" is a sentiment many communities in America are struggling with at the moment. Almost half of registered voters in both Biden and Trump camps say they do not have a single close friend who supports the other major party candidate,

Why Thanksgiving turkeys will be smaller this year

You're not the only one rethinking your Thanksgiving this year.

Here's what's different about getting a mortgage now

Mortgage lenders are on track to have a big year in 2020. Thanks to record low interest rates, many people are buying homes, despite the bleak jobs picture and uncertain economy.

Trump's erratic actions put US at risk

President Donald Trump has abandoned work on providing economic aid to Americans devasted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses, families, and workers desperate for assistance will have to wait until after the election, "when, immedi

My father died from Covid-19. Trump just spit on his grave

Donald Trump is infected with coronavirus -- and because of it we are sicker. "Don't be afraid of Covid. Don't let it dominate your life," he tweeted on Monday before Marine One flew him from the Walter Reed hospital back to the White House. Some 211

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