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Fact Check: Facebook Did NOT Ban This 'President Trump Campaign Ad' -- Which Isn't Really A Trump Ad
by Sarah Thompson on October 29, 2020 at 4:05 pm
Did Facebook ban this "President Trump campaign ad"? No, that's not true. It goes without saying that videos playing on a platform proclaiming they are banned by that platform have not been banned. Those behind such posts use them as...
Falwell Sues Liberty, Saying School Damaged His Reputation
by AP News on October 29, 2020 at 3:57 pm
The lawsuit includes claims of defamation and breach of contract.
Hurricane Zeta kills 3, cuts power to over 2 M in U.S. South
on October 29, 2020 at 3:57 pm
Over 2 million homes and businesses in five states were without power Thursday after Hurricane Zeta arrived over land in Louisiana as a Category 2 storm.
Canada Dry settles in court with man who questioned the 'real ginger' in ginger ale
by Coby Zucker on October 29, 2020 at 3:54 pm
Canada Dry settled in court for $200,000 with a B.C. man who claimed the company falsely advertised its ginger content to have medicinal properties. Most of the $200,000 will be going to a legal foundation. […]
Liberals to refrain from commenting on U.S. election until results clear, Trudeau says
by Ryan Tumilty on October 29, 2020 at 3:47 pm
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government will take a cautious approach as election results roll in south of the border next week, but it won’t weigh into the fray. American voters are already casting ballots by […]
Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million from campaign account using manipulated invoices
by SCOTT BAUER on October 29, 2020 at 3:46 pm
Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump, party chairman says.
Is This the World’s Oldest Cat Photo?
by Dan Evon on October 29, 2020 at 3:42 pm
Photographers have been trying to get cats to sit still for almost two centuries.
Barking up the right tree? Dogs being used to sniff out COVID-19 in Finland
on October 29, 2020 at 3:40 pm
Sniffer dogs are usually used to detect drugs or explosives. But at Helsinki airport in Finland, they're being utilised to test for coronavirus.
Judging ‘Obamacare’: Justice Barrett’s first high-profile case
by Henry Gass on October 29, 2020 at 3:38 pm
With new Justice Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court, all eyes are on the fortified conservative wing and how it handles the future of “Obamacare.”
JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 3:33 pm
The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end. JetBlue is the latest to indicate it is rethinking the issue....
3 politicians from India's ruling party killed in Kashmir
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 3:28 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Assailants shot and killed three politicians from India’s ruling party in Kashmir late Thursday, police said, blaming militants fighting against Indian rule in the disputed...
Biden leading in Pennsylvania and Ohio: poll
by Tal Axelrod on October 29, 2020 at 3:28 pm
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has leads in Pennsylvania and Ohio in a new survey from Quinnipiac University Poll, indicating strength in...
U.S. consumers' focus shifts from COVID-19 to personal finances
on October 29, 2020 at 3:22 pm
Americans' worries about COVID-19 have dropped since the start of the pandemic in March as more report that their personal finances are are poor in recent months.
Judge Judy to move her gavel to streaming service IMDb TV
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 3:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone's going to streaming, including Judge Judy. The broadcast TV staple's next act will be with IMDb TV, Amazon's free digital service. Judith Sheindlin, whose...
IOM: 140 dead in weekend migrant ship sinking off Senegal
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 3:18 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A weekend migrant shipwreck off Senegal has left at least 140 people dead, making it the deadliest so far this year, the International Organization for Migration confirmed...
U.S. Supreme Court again rejects North Carolina Republicans in absentee ballot dispute
by Andrew Chung on October 29, 2020 at 3:14 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected another bid by North Carolina Republicans to block the extension of a deadline for receiving mail-in ballots for next Tuesday's election.
Trump's border chief slams Twitter for locking his account after border wall tweet
by POLITICO on October 29, 2020 at 3:05 pm
“With all due respect Twitter, your locking my account doesn’t pass the BS test,” Mark Morgan said.
3 killed in knife attack at church in Nice, France, the 3rd such attack in 2 months: ‘Very clearly, it is France which is under attack’
by LORI HINNANT and DANIEL COLE on October 29, 2020 at 3:03 pm
An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, authorities said. It was the third attack in two months in France.
Rick Hendrick eyeing balanced, stronger 2021 NASCAR season
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 3:02 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If Kyle Larson had been a true free agent available to the highest bidder, Rick Hendrick doubts he would have entered the game. Hendrick had passed on Jeff Gordon's...
Up to 400 Wisconsin National Guard troops to help at polls
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No more than 400 Wisconsin National Guard troops will be needed to plug any shortages at polls on Election Day as coronavirus cases surge, the state's top elections official...
Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University, saying school 'moved quickly’ to damage his reputation
by SARAH RANKIN and ELANA SCHOR on October 29, 2020 at 2:58 pm
Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University.
European Central Bank readies to release more stimulus
on October 29, 2020 at 2:57 pm
The European Central Bank prepared Thursday to release new measures to stimulate the economy amid COVID-19 lockdowns to control a second wave.
Record-breaking early voting in U.S. election tops 80 million
by Reuters Staff on October 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm
More than 80 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election, according to a tally on Thursday from the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, setting the stage for the highest participation rate in over a century.
AP PHOTOS: Early ballots, late rallies take center stage
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm
Election Day is Nov. 3, but the nation has been teeming with voting activity for weeks as the 2020 campaign barrels down the home stretch. With coronavirus cases spiking in most of the...
Serbian police arrest two people for migrant smuggling after seven bodies found in Paraguay
on October 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Serbian police have arrested two people for migrant smuggling in connection with the recent discovery of seven bodies in a shipping container in Paraguay.
Ransomware can interfere with elections and fuel disinformation – basic cybersecurity precautions are key to minimizing the damage
by Richard Forno, Senior Lecturer, Cybersecurity & internet researcher, University of Maryland, Baltimore County on October 29, 2020 at 2:49 pm
A ransomware attack on election-related government computers in a Georgia county raises the specter of more disruptions for Election Day voting and vote tabulation.
Suspected Terrorist Knife Attack in Nice, France, Leaves Three Dead
on October 29, 2020 at 2:49 pm
A knife-wielding man killed three people—nearly decapitating one of them—in the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, police said, in an assault being treated as an act of terrorism.
Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 2:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo won’t stop poking...
Russian professor twice infects himself with COVID-19, says herd immunity won't save us
by National Post Staff on October 29, 2020 at 2:43 pm
Don’t expect herd immunity to save us the COVID-19 pandemic, warned a Russian professor after he deliberately infected himself twice with COVID-19 virus to study the resultant antibodies. Dr. Alexander Chepurnov, 69, caught the […]
Fauci says first U.S. COVID-19 vaccines could ship late December or early January
by Julie Steenhuysen on October 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm
If all goes well, the first doses of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine will likely become available to some high-risk Americans in late December or early January, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, said on Thursday.
Mutant COVID-19 strain in Spanish farm workers sparked Europe's second wave: scientists
by Financial Times on October 29, 2020 at 2:41 pm
A coronavirus variant that originated in Spanish farm workers has spread rapidly through much of Europe since the summer, and now accounts for the majority of new Covid-19 cases in several countries — and more than 80 per cent in the UK. […]
Coronavirus: Doctors, nurses and health workers 'burning out', warns WHO
on October 29, 2020 at 2:40 pm
Hans Kluge told an emergency meeting that the health workforce was as big a problem now as a lack of ventilators and personal protective equipment was in March.
Van Drew's defection to GOP haunts him in tight race
by POLITICO on October 29, 2020 at 2:40 pm
Trump's sagging approval ratings may bring down the New Jersey party-switcher.
WHO: Europe now has more than 10 million COVID-19 cases
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 2:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director said Thursday that the 54-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed cases, with more than 1.5 million...
Tucker Carlson says he had 'damning' documents on Hunter Biden (but lost them in the mail)
by National Post on October 29, 2020 at 2:34 pm
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on his show Wednesday night that he had obtained more documents relating to Hunter Biden, but said they were lost in the mail. On his show, Carlson said he received a “collection of confidential […]
ExxonMobil announces 1,900 layoffs
on October 29, 2020 at 2:33 pm
Oil industry giant ExxonMobil announced Thursday it will be laying off about 1,900 workers through layoffs and voluntary programs, blaming the reductions on the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Czech Republic has its third health minister in just six weeks
on October 29, 2020 at 2:33 pm
Jan Blatný replaces Roman Prymula, who was photographed leaving a restaurant that should have been closed under his own COVID-19 restrictions.
ECB Signals Further Stimulus Ahead
on October 29, 2020 at 2:32 pm
The European Central Bank intends to scale up its support of the eurozone’s economy in December, seeking to cushion the region from fallout of a new wave of coronavirus infections that threatens the currency area anew.
Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate...
New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community
by AP NEWS on October 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a paranormal drama. The channel debuts...