White Castle normally keeps its restaurants open 24 hours a day every day except Christmas Day—but it is making an exception next Tuesday. The burger chain says its 377 restaurants in 13 states will be closed from 7am to 11am on Election Day to give workers time to vote....
An Iraqi woman whose father helped the American military waits in Jordan as her resettlement to the U.S. is stalled. She's seeking treatment for a serious disease. The U.S. has cut the number of refugees allowed in by more than 80 percent. (Oct. 27)
A 39-year-old Bostonian was charged with lighting a fire in a ballot drop box and damaging dozens of ballots. Newser reports Worldy Armand was taken into custody late Sunday after officers on patrol saw a man who matched the description of the suspect. Armand allegedly set the fire around 4am in a ballot drop box outside the downtown Boston Public Library. The FBI is investigating. There were 122 ballots inside the box when it was emptied Sunday morning. Among them, 87 were still legible and able to be processed. Voters can check online whether their ballot was processed. Those affected can either vote in person or by a replacement ballot that will be mailed to them.
New Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy sees a New Orleans roster brimming with young players with obvious talent, but also plenty to learn about the way basketball is played in the NBA
The Moon Is Host to Both Water and Ice, New Research Confirms . Two studies reporting the findings were published on Monday in the journal, 'Nature Astronomy.'. One study predicts widespread water ice in tiny pockmark shadows, covering an area close to 15,000 square miles. In the other report, scientists found water molecules, possibly contained within glass, in a region of the moon that is sunlit. The water must be sheltered from the harsh lunar environment, because at the time of our observations, the location on the moon was quite warm, Casey Honniball, NASA Research Fellow, via 'The Washington Post'. The observations were collected by an infrared telescope onboard SOFIA, . a Boeing 747 that has been modified to fly high in the earth's atmosphere. The moon was long thought to be dry until observations and studies conducted in the early 2000s shifted the mindset
JPMorgan reports the S&P 500 could rally around 14% to hit 3,900 if President Donald Trump wins the November election. A team of analysts said a Trump victory is the "most favorable outcome for equities." JPMorgan said a 'Blue Sweep' scenario would be mostly neutral for equities in the short-term. The analysts said that although the economy would see more federal stimulus, that could be offset by rising corporate taxes. JPMorgan expects energy, financials, and healthcare to see the biggest increase. Those are sectors both Joe Biden and Trump want to see improvements in.
Blake Leeper has been running in top events, including the Paralympics, with the help of prostheses for five years. He was working toward making the next US Olympic team, to compete against able-bodied runners. But Leeper, 31, hit a major obstacle Monday, when the top sports court in the world...
Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court. On Monday, the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative appeals court judge, to the Supreme Court. . The 52 to 48 vote received unanimous Democratic opposition. Only one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, sided with Democrats and voted against Barrett's nomination. This marks the first time in 151 years that a justice was confirmed to the Supreme Court without a single member of the minority party’s support. . Barrett will now fill the open spot left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died just six weeks before the election. . With more than 60 million people having already cast their votes, Democrats argue that Barrett’s confirmation goes directly against the people. . Republican Senator Mitch McConnell argued that his party was simply “exercis[ing] the power” given to them by the “American people.” . McConnell famously blocked Barack Obama’s nominee in 2016 because it was made during an election year and the “American people should have a say.”
Californians are voting in record numbers, with more than a third of the state's 22.3 million ballots already returned to county election offices one week before Election Day. (Oct. 27)
Susan B. Anthony remains an inspiration, but her headstone just can't take an Election Day honor anymore. Visitors to the cemetery in Rochester, New York, where the suffragette is buried often leave "I Voted" stickers behind. Adhesive residue and solvents that were employed to remove the stickers have damaged the...
Except workers repairing roads and signs, Peru’s majestic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is eerily empty ahead of its reopening Sunday after seven months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic
Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists successfully eradicated an Asian giant hornet nest by vacuuming the hornets out of the nest Saturday, Oct. 24, just two days after finding the nest in a tree on private property in Blaine, Wash. #science #nature #hornets
The Trump administration warned Tuesday not to expect a major pandemic relief package before next week's election. "The chances are slim when you have someone like Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House," White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Fox Business Network, Reuters reports. President Trump later predicted that...
First lady Melania Trump made a solo appearance in southern Pennsylvania, where she accused Joe Biden of having a "socialist agenda," and said Democrats conducted "a sham impeachment." (Oct. 27)
Scientists used to say there were millions of tons of ice in the permanently shadowed craters of the moon’s poles. Now, HuffPost reports a pair of studies in the journal Nature Astronomy says there's far, far more potential water available. Twenty percent more, to be exact. A team led by the University of Colorado's Paul Hayne says more than 15,400 square miles of lunar terrain have the capability to trap water in the form of ice. However, lead researcher Casey Honniball says the molecules are so far apart that they are in neither liquid nor solid form. To be clear, this is not puddles of water. Casey Honniball, Lead Researcher Postdoctoral fellow, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland Greater access to water could allow astronauts and robots more places to land, and support future lunar bases. Scientists believe the moon's water came from comets, asteroids, interplanetary dust, solar wind, or even lunar volcanic eruptions.
Real Madrid has one point from its opening two games in the Champions League and is facing another fight to preserve its proud record of qualifying for the knockout stage in all of its appearances
Kanye West Says, God Inspired Him, to Run for President. Kanye West opened up about his 2020 presidential run in a new episode of the 'Joe Rogan Experience' podcast. . The 43-year-old rapper talked about how God came to him in 2015 and inspired him to pursue politics. It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015 … A few days before the MTV Awards it hit me in the shower. , Kanye West, to 'Joe Rogan Experience'. He said that he felt “all this joy” move through his body and soul, describing it as the “spirit” of God. . When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul. I felt that energy. I felt that spirit, Kanye West, to 'Joe Rogan Experience'. West later said that he would consider running for governor instead of president if that was “God’s plan" for him. However, he believes that his “calling” is to be “leader of the free world.” . West also said revealed that he was inspired to run for president because of Donald Trump’s 2016 win. When I saw Trump win, [I could see] that you can win if you come from outside of politics, Kanye West, to 'Joe Rogan Experience'
When the first Borat movie was released in 2006, the government of Kazakhstan, outraged by the portrayal of the country as an impoverished, anti-Semitic backwater, banned it and threatened to sue Sacha Baron Cohen. This time around, they've decided that there's no such thing as bad publicity. The Guardian reports...
Pence's Chief of Staff , Tests Positive For Coronavirus. In addition to Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short's positive test, . at least three other of Pence's aides have tested positive for the coronavirus as well. Pence's spokesperson said that he and "Mrs. Pence both tested negative for Covid-19 today, and remain in good health.". Pence is currently campaigning for the 2020 presidential election. ... the vice president will maintain his schedule in accordance with the C.D.C. guidelines for essential personnel, Devin O’Malley, Spokesperson for Vice President Pence, via 'The New York Times'. 'The New York Times' reports that White House chief of staff Mark meadows attempted to prevent the news of the outbreak from going public. Meadows stated on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that he was concerned about "sharing personal information."
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever, beating the record set two days earlier in Game 2
A lawyer representing the family of a Black man shot to death by Philadelphia police has called the victim's shooting "unjustified." Shaka Johnson said the victim had mental issues. (Oct. 27)