When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four times (per kilogram of body mass) what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor.
The most sought-after documents in America have finally surfaced: President Trump's tax returns. And what they reveal is sobering. Trump, a self-described master of the deal, appears to be taking in hundreds of millions of dollars a year while suffering huge losses that he uses to pay little or nothing...
Here are the top stories for Sunday, Sept. 27th: Trump, Biden battle over confirmation of court pick; Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; Thousands in Belarus march on 50th day of protests; Spain flags pay tribute to virus victims.
Australia’s coronavirus hot spot Victoria state has recorded its lowest number of new infections in more than three months as the nation’s second-largest city, Melbourne, further eased lockdown restrictions
Florida Lifts , State Coronavirus Restrictions , for Restaurants. Republican FL Governor Ron DeSantis announced the lifting of the restrictions on Friday. . Phase 3 of Florida's reopening will allow bars and nightclubs to operate fully, limiting social distancing restrictions. Restaurant social distancing measures may not exceed a limitation of 50 percent capacity. We’re not closing anything going forward, Governor Ron DeSantis, (FL-R), via 'The New York Times'. DeSantis, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, said that counties which seek to limit capacities beyond 50 percent must justify such decisions to the state. According to 'The New York Times,' the positive testing rate in FL is 12 percent. . The World Health Organization states that reopening should occur when positive rates are at 5 percent or lower. Also on Friday, 2,800 new cases of COVID-19 and 120 deaths were added to Florida's tally. Florida's total number of infections have reached almost 700,000. Nearly 14,000 people in the state have died due to COVID-19
President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court belongs to a tightly knit Catholic group called People of Praise—but what exactly is it? The media spotlight is falling on Amy Coney Barrett's "charismatic community" and reviving questions about its spiritual advisers, communal living spaces, and alleged connection to Margaret Atwood's...
Louis DeJoy Says It’s ‘Not Possible’ to Reinstall Removed Mail Sorting Machines . Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has revealed that the U.S. Postal Service will not be able to return hundreds of high-speed mail sorting machines to service. He was ordered to return the machines by U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian last week. . According to DeJoy, it is "not possible" to return the estimated 700 machines, as they have already been stripped for parts. [Dismantled machines] are generally dissembled for their usable parts, with such parts being removed to maintain or enhance other machines... , Louis DeJoy, via HuffPost. It is therefore not possible to return such machines to service, Louis DeJoy, via HuffPost. Witnesses claim to have seen many of the machines tossed into dumpsters as scrap. . DeJoy ordered the removal of the machines a few weeks ago along with hundreds of letter-collection boxes. . His actions were condemned as “voter disenfranchisement” by Judge Bastian. [DeJoy’s actions are a] politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service… , U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian, via HuffPost. [It’s an] intentional effort by the current Administration to disrupt and undermine the legitimacy of upcoming ... elections, U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian, via HuffPost
Aaron Rodgers passed for 283 yards and three touchdowns, and the Green Bay Packers remained unbeaten with a 37-30 victory over the New Orleans Saints
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the fate of the Affordable Care Act is at stake with President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court. Justices are scheduled to hear another challenge of the 2010 health care law on Nov. 10. (Sept. 27)
A Japanese actress known as the female Sherlock Holmes has apparently killed herself—which, if confirmed, continues a spate of suicides among Japanese entertainers. Yuko Takeuchi was found at home Sunday by her husband without a note, but Variety reports that it looks like suicide. "It came all of a...
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson won't be playing it safe this election year. The actor and ex-wrestler called the 2020 vote "critical" on Sunday and said he's backing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris—his first-ever endorsement of a political candidate, Fox News reports. "I've got friends in all parties, but the...
Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK's assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan's capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; 'The Tonight Show' premieres. (Sept. 27)
The percentage of voters who see President Donald Trump as conservative has jumped during his presidency compared to his 2016 campaign. But according to CNN contributor Harry Enten, that's not good news for Trump as the general election looms. In efforts to appease the base, Trump has failed to appeal to those outside of it. There are more Democrats and independents than there are Republicans in the electorate. Today, Quinnipiac's polling has Trump down with independents by 8 points, and his deficit among Democrats has ballooned from 84 points to 94 points. If Trump ends up losing, it'll be because his gains with the Republican base have not been offset by his losses among other voters.
Tory Lanez Denies , Megan Thee Stallion’s Shooting Allegations , on Surprise Album. After keeping a low profile since the July incident, the rapper dropped a surprise album, ‘Daystar,’ that addresses the shooting. Lanez teased the album by tweeting to fans prior to the drop. To my fans … I’m sorry for my silence …. but respectfully .. I got time today …… 9 PM PST, Tory Lanez, via Twitter. Lanez opens the album with “Money Over Fallouts” and asks, “How the f--- you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?”. Throughout the 17-track album, he denies the allegations, discusses his reputation and addresses “friends turning into enemies," including JoJo. Lanez mentions how the two were with Kylie Jenner that night but doesn’t provide details around how Megan Thee Stallion got her foot injuries later. Although he denies Meg’s story about the shooting, he does apologize for other behavior. There’s traumas in my past that make me talk loud and lash at you / Sorry for the times my attitude mixed with the status too, Tory Lanez, on “Care for You”. Lanez also notes in the album that he hopes they can speak again someday. The rapper is due in court on October 13
Nine months into the year, more than 44,000 fires across the United States have burned more than 7.1 million acres. The National Interagency Fire Center says that's already 1 million more burned acres than the yearly average over the last 10 years. In California, five of their top 10 largest fires in recorded history, in terms of acreage, have occurred in 2020 and are still burning. Now, more than 70 large, active fires continue to burn across the western US, and the weather forecast for the upcoming week will only make conditions worse. Drought, strong winds, dry vegetation and above average temperatures are expected across the fire-weary West. According to CNN, the Sacramento Valley, portions of the northern Plains and the Four Corners region are in particular peril.
A 40-year-old woman faces an attempted murder charge after witnesses said she drove a car into clashing protesters during a California demonstration Saturday. A man and a woman were seriously injured—the womans' legs were broken—and officials said they're expected to survive, ABC reports. Tatiana Turner of Long Beach...
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam , Tests Positive for COVID-19. Both VA Gov. Ralph Northam and VA First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for the virus. A staff member at the Virginia Governor's Mansion tested positive on Wednesday, which prompted the governor and first lady to be tested. Governor Northam is currently not experiencing symptoms. The first lady is said to be experiencing "mild symptoms." Both will isolate for 10 days. As I've been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, COVID-19 is very real and very contagious, VA Governor Ralph Northam, via CNN. The safety and health of our staff and close contacts is of utmost importance to Pam and me, .., VA Governor Ralph Northam, via CNN. ... and we are working closely with the Department of Health to ensure that everyone is well taken care of, VA Governor Ralph Northam, via CNN. Northam's announcement comes two days after the announcement that both Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the Missouri first lady have tested positive for COVID-19 as well
Florida police and campaign officials say President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalized after he threatened to harm himself
President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. (Sept. 26)