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  • Economist: Pandemic Spurring Huge Surge in US Startup Businesses

    The U.S. has seen a surge in startup businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from the federal government, reports The Economist. The U.S. Census reported a total of 97,190 business applications for the week ending Sept. 19, representing a 41.5 percent...

  • Top US General: No Role for Military in Determining Election's Outcome

    There's no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of a U.S. election, says Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, the top U.S. General.Milley made the comments Sunday during an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep about being forced to self-quarantine, the...

  • Report: Biden Looking at Andrew Cuomo for Attorney General

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would consider naming New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as his attorney general if he wins the election, Axios reported on Sunday.The speculation that Cuomo, who previously served as New York's attorney general, could land the job is so...

  • Democrat's Praise of Strict Gun Law Roils Kansas Senate Race

    Republicans on Sunday circulated a video of the Democrats' candidate for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas praising strict Australian gun laws that she said "took them all away" to undercut her campaign as a political moderate in what's been an unexpectedly tough red-state...

  • Trump: Debate Moderator Steve Scully Lied About Being Hacked

    C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully lied about being hacked to hide his shame over a controversial tweet he sent out concering the planned second presidential debate, President Donald Trump told Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures."Scully, who was to have been the moderator of...

  • Fauci Says He Was Taken Out of Context in Trump Campaign Ad

    Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, says he was taken out of context in a new campaign advertisement that touts President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reports. "The comments attributed to me without my permission in the GOP...

  • Mike Huckabee: Biden's Refusal to Reveal Position on Packing Court ‘Bizarre, Insane’

    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for refusing to disclose his position on packing the Supreme Court, telling "Fox & Friends" on Sunday that his answer is bizarre and insane."It's like going to the car dealership to buy...

  • Lincoln Likely Infected His Valet With Smallpox

    Former President Abraham Lincoln may have infected his valet, a Black man, with smallpox after the Gettysburg Address in 1863, according to a historical review published Sunday in The Washington Post.

  • Judge Barrett to Senators: Courts 'Should Not Try' to Make Policy

    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will tell senators that courts "should not try" to make policy, leaving those decisions to the political branches of government, according to opening remarks for her confirmation hearing obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.The...

  • Race for Los Angeles District Attorney Increasingly Bitter

    After a scrappy debate that Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey believed lifted her campaign and was a "disaster" for her opponent, she got a text message from the LA mayor with unwelcome news: He was switching his endorsement to her challenger.Eric Garcetti's...

  • Grenell: Obama Admin Knew 'Truth' But Lied About 'Collusion Hoax'

    Former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell said Sunday the nation's intelligence community and Obama administration officials knew the "truth" about a "Russian collusion hoax" and "lied to the American people."

  • Ex-NYPD Commish Kelly: Mayor de Blasio Made NYC 'Unsafe'

    It is not just anti-policing rhetoric, there are direct policies from Democrat leaders like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that are forcing safety-fearing business and people to flee, according to former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

  • Columnist: Los Angeles We Love Is Dying

    Lamenting the global coronavirus pandemic impacts throughout Los Angeles, particularly the closing of small businesses, L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez fears irreparable harm to the city, its feel, and its people."Given that we have no idea how long it will take for...

  • Coronavirus Can Persist for 4 Weeks on Banknotes, Study Finds

    The new coronavirus may remain infectious for weeks on banknotes, glass and other common surfaces, according to research by Australia's top biosecurity laboratory that highlights risks from paper currency, touchscreen devices and grab handles and rails.

  • JPMorgan: Capital Gains Tax Hike May Briefly Hit Stocks

    If Democrats do "sweep" the November elections and increase capital gains taxes, it would be unlikely to cause more than a temporary slide in the U.S. stock market, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Bill Gates Warns Trump's Antibody Treatment Not 'Cure,' Won't Work For Everyone

    Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates says the monoclonal antibodies treatment for COVID-19 isn't a "cure" because it won't work for everybody.In an interview aired Sunday on "Meet The Press," Gates was asked about the treatment after President Donald Trump...

  • Kaepernick Makes 'Demand for Abolition' of Police, Prisons

    Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is resuming his social justice movement with a call for abolishing police and prisons.

  • Report: UK 'Writing Off Trump in No. 10 Now'

    Fearing alienation from a potential Joe Biden administration, British government officials are panicking and dumping support for President Donald Trump to woo Biden's attention, The Sunday Times U.K. reported.

  • Early Voting Starts in 12 States This Week

    With 17 U.S. states already open for business during early in-person voting, there are a dozen more states opening the 2020 presidential election season this week.Some of the red-state bastions that are trending toward Democrat Joe Biden but President Donald Trump still...

  • Fake Asteroid? NASA Expert IDs Mystery Object as Old Rocket

    The jig may be up for an "asteroid" that's expected to get nabbed by Earth's gravity and become a mini moon next month.Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing mission 54 years ago that's finally making its...

  • Graham, Harris Share Spotlight as Barrett Hearings Begin

    Senate Republicans are vowing a quick confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, as the party - undeterred by coronavirus infections or other distractions - rushes to put conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the high court before the Nov. 3...

  • US Works to Reopen London Travel Before Holidays

    U.S. officials are seeking to reopen travel between New York City and London before the holidays, using ramped-up COVID-19 testing to reduce quarantine times.

  • UK at 'Tipping Point': England Braces for More Restrictions

    Millions of people in northern England are anxiously waiting to hear how much further virus restrictions will be tightened as one of the British government's leading medical advisers warned Sunday that the country is at a crucial juncture in the second wave of the...

  • Official: Israel Will Oppose Any US F-35 Sale to Qatar

    Israel will oppose any U.S. sale of F-35 warplanes to Qatar, Israel's intelligence minister said on Sunday, citing a need to maintain Israeli military superiority in the region. Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen made the comments on Israeli Army Radio when asked about a...

  • Experts: NKorea's Kim Throws Down Gauntlet With Huge New ICBM

    The gargantuan new missile North Korea put on show at a military parade is an explicit threat to US defences and an implicit challenge to both the current and next American president, analysts say, warning Pyongyang could test the weapon next year.Leader Kim Jong Un watched...

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