Republican governors and legislatures have expanded state supreme courts in the past as way to ensure a conservative majority, just the type of move they accuse Democrats of planning if they win the presidency and Congress on Nov. 3. By @ademillo.
Colombia has become the eighth country to hit 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases. The nation of 50 million has seen a decline in new cases but is still seeing about 8,000 a day. Epidemiologists expect another increase by the end of the year.
At 8:02 p.m. Eastern time on election night 2016, the Needle pointed sharply to the left, and a “likely” Clinton win. You know how the story ended. Probability gurus are taking different approaches in 2020 than they did four years ago.
Republicans have claimed that Democrats will expand the U.S. Supreme Court if they win the presidency and control of Congress. But some Republican governors and legislatures have done just that in the past with state supreme courts. By @ademillo.
After weeks of searching, crews from Washington State's Agriculture Department destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets found in the U.S. The large invasive hornets can leave painful stings, but pose a bigger threat to honeybees than humans.
BREAKING: Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett. She was a rare Republican opponent of confirming a Supreme Court justice before the election but says, "I do not hold it against her." The final vote is expected Monday.
The death toll from a suicide attack in Afghanistan's capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 wounded, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The blast hit outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul.
President Trump said he voted in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign in three battleground states. Joe Biden, with some help from rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, was focusing on hotly contested pockets of Pennsylvania.
He's overhauled the tax system, put his mark on the federal courts and slowed illegal immigration. Issues still on President Trump's to-do list include health care, brokering peace in the Middle East and getting Mexico to pay for the border wall.
An Idaho hospital is running out of space. Utah's governor says "we stand on the brink." An official in Florida urges parents not to hold kids' birthday parties. The coronavirus is tightening its grip as the U.S. reports a single-day infection record.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesman said on Twitter, adding that he is well and in isolation. Duda's diagnosis comes amid a surge in the number of confirmed new infections and virus deaths in Poland.
Pacific Gas & Electric says it may cut power to nearly 500,000 customers in California this weekend to prevent sparking wildfires. The shutoffs could hit much of the San Francisco Bay Area. (Corrects wording of previous tweet from “will” to “may.”)
An Arkansas State Senate candidate initially denied reports that he had been dismissed from a high school for wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume at a Halloween event. Then a newspaper found that his family had challenged the dismissal in court.
Pacific Gas & Electric says it will cut power to nearly 500,000 customers on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires. The shutoffs will hit parts of central and Northern California, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Both people aboard a U.S. Navy training plane died when it crashed in an Alabama neighborhood near the Gulf Coast, authorities say. No injuries were reported on the ground, where crews put out a fire that engulfed a home. The plane had left from Florida.
BREAKING: A U.S. Navy aircraft has crashed in Alabama near the Gulf Coast, authorities say. They did not immediately release information about possible casualties. Authorities said no one on the ground in Magnolia Springs was hurt but a home was on fire.
He's back. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he feels fantastic after recent heart surgery. The 73-year-old “Terminator” actor and former California governor posted a photo of himself with a thumbs up from his hospital bed.
A Wisconsin court has put a hold on the governor's restrictions on the size of indoor public gatherings. The order comes as coronavirus cases surge in the state and represented a setback to the efforts of Gov. Tony Evers to slow its spread.
An estimated 63 million people watched the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden, according to the Nielsen company. That's 10 million fewer than watched the first debate.
Scientists say a NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space. This week the spacecraft touched asteroid Bennu 200 million miles away.
Missouri's health department says its number of hospitalized patients has been underreported since Oct. 17 because of a flaw in the federal reporting system. The COVID Tracking Project says 5 other states have "anomalies in their hospitalization figures."
Nigeria says 51 civilians and 18 security forces have been killed in unrest following protests over police abuses. President Muhammadu Buhari blames 'hooliganism' and says authorities used 'extreme restraint,' comments which could further inflame tensions.
As U.S. virus cases near a new daily record, the surge is being felt across the country - from a plea to halt children's birthday parties in Florida to an overflowing hospital in Idaho. The U.S. recorded more than 71,000 cases on Thursday.
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