Democrat says Republican ad claiming he protects pedophiles is aimed at QAnon followersFri, 25 Sep 2020 20:33 | Yahoo News
Rep. Tom Malinowski, locked in a tight reelection race, says an attack ad meant to appeal to QAnon sympathizers has been unleashed on him by Republicans.
Remains of 117 Chinese soldiers killed in Korean War returnedSun, 27 Sep 2020 02:19 | The Telegraph
The remains of 117 Chinese soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War were returned to China on Sunday in an annual repatriation delayed this year by the coronavirus outbreak. South Korea handed over the remains at a ceremony at Incheon airport outside Seoul, and a Chinese military transport plane flew them to Shenyang, a northeastern Chinese city near the North Korean border. Chinese soldiers fought on the North Korean side against US-led forces in the South during the war on the Korean Peninsula. Most of the 117 remains were found in the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea. It was the seventh annual repatriation, and the largest since the 437 returned in the first one in 2014. In all, the remains of 716 Chinese soldiers have been sent back. This year's return, originally planned for the spring, was postponed for several months because of the spread of Covid-19.
An Irish tourist in Rome defaced the Colosseum by carving his initials into the walls of the ancient structure, according to a reportSat, 26 Sep 2020 10:34 | INSIDER
The tourist was reported by security guards on Monday for defacing the inside of the historic site using a metal point, CNN reported.
Coronavirus: More than 1,000 New Yorkers test positive in a day for first time since JuneSat, 26 Sep 2020 15:32 | The Independent
Neighbourhoods in Brooklyn, Queens see an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases
Federal judge blocks Texas’ elimination of straight-ticket votingSat, 26 Sep 2020 14:59 | Salon
Democrats sued the state in March to overturn the Texas Legislature’s removal of straight-ticket voting.
Two People Injured After Driver Speeds Into Southern California ProtestSun, 27 Sep 2020 11:16 | Time
A man and a woman suffered "major injuries" after the car struck them and were transported to the hospital, but are expected to survive
Fact check: Kentucky attorney general is not married to a relative of Mitch McConnellSat, 26 Sep 2020 13:44 | USA TODAY
Viral posts on Facebook falsely suggest that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's wife is a niece or granddaughter of the powerful senator.
Army Leaders Want to Keep Pace with Diversity in Changing US PopulationSun, 27 Sep 2020 10:44 | Military.com
The plan promotes diversity through 2025 in an attempt to adapt to the country's shifting demographics.
How the pandemic made summer 2020 the summer of hotel buyouts for wealthy travelersSat, 26 Sep 2020 09:53 | Business Insider
"In a buyout, you'll never have to risk interacting with any other guests, or anyone who might have the disease."
Transcript: Don McGahn on "Face the Nation"Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:05 | CBS News
The following is a transcript of an interview with former White House Counsel Don McGahn that aired Sunday, September 27, 2020, on "Face the Nation."
Cadets among 26 people killed in Ukraine military plane crashFri, 25 Sep 2020 22:16 | The Telegraph
A total of 26 people, most of them air cadets, have been killed in a military plane crash in Ukraine. Footage of the crash released by officials on social media showed the smouldering remains of the Antonov-26 transport plane. Most of the dead were students of the Kharkiv National Air Force University, the air force said in a statement. There were 27 people on board, 20 cadets and seven crew. On Saturday, the death toll rose after three more bodies were found under the charred remains of the plane and one of the two survivors died in hospital from extensive burns. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the crash as a "terrible tragedy". "We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy," he wrote on Facebook. Mr Zelensky visited the only remaining survivor in a military hospital in Kharkiv, posting a picture of the 20-year-old cadet lying in bed with a bandaged head and right arm. He said the cadet, Vyacheslav Zolochevsky, "came to his senses near the wreckage of the An-26." "The plane was destroyed, there was fire, darkness and bodies all around. One of the guys was burning," he said on Facebook, adding that Zolochevsky rushed to try and save him. The second cadet died in hospital. Doctors said that Mr Zolochevsky suffered a concussion but his life was not in danger.
Proud Boys Portland rally largely peaceful but clashes downtownSat, 26 Sep 2020 07:05 | Reuters
Hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys group rallied in Portland, Oregon on Saturday in a largely peaceful event but police and left-wing protesters later clashed in the city's downtown. The Proud Boys rally in a north Portland park ended after a few hours of speeches and chants, many against anti-fascists and Black Lives Matter groups which held a counter-protest two miles to the south. Rocks and cans were thrown at police in downtown Portland on Saturday night and more than a dozen people were arrested, according to a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office statement.
Aries Horoscope for Monday, September 28, 2020
With so many positive signs coming your way, you may be a bit impatient with those who try to waste your time with their tales of woe. Even if their problems seem insignificant and have no visible and immediate relation to your life, show some compassion and understanding. You never know when you might need a supportive shoulder in return. For now, the ground under your feet is solid and your steps are sure.
A feeling of being hemmed in and constrained by circumstances could cause you to look for a way to break free of the ties that bind. Investing a large sum in a can`t-miss opportunity or in a home business deal that promises a stupendous return, however, could leave you holding an empty bag. You cannot buy your way out of a stranglehold, but you may be able to negotiate a loosening of the pressure. Think creatively.
You`ve got something to settle with your partner, and you may as well get on with it. But starting the dialogue with a preachy attempt to influence future behavior is likely to have exactly the opposite effect than you intend. Show some restraint, invite the other person to go first and allow them to talk without interruptions until they`re finished. Respond rationally. Your intellect is your best negotiating tool.
Words fail you today. You may have everything you want to say worked out perfectly in your head, but as soon as you open your mouth it`s as if the Trickster has grabbed your words and twisted them into unrecognizable pretzels. Others may try to be patient, but what they are hearing from you sounds like poorly camouflaged invective. Explain the muddle as best you can and then put off the speeches until your lips are in sync with your mind.
This wanderlust has grabbed your fancy and won`t let go. Maybe your nose is pressed hard to the grindstone at the moment and you can`t whisk away on an impromptu adventure, but you can liven up the day-to-day drudgery with some creative thinking. One option is to start planning for the trip of a lifetime. Just collecting travel brochures and reading about exotic places will help channel your longing. With the right planning, you can achieve this dream.
The vision is tantalizing, but you are having trouble. Something is preventing you from reaching out and grabbing what you want. Are you magnifying real restrictions into insurmountable obstacles? Perhaps you`re creating artificial constraints to help insulate you from failure. Every new venture involves risk. When the potential payoff is good and the conditions are right, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
Don`t try to sugar coat your message today. Say what you mean and mean what you say without dancing around the issue. That`s not to imply that you should blurt out the first thing that comes into your mind. Collect and structure your thoughts first, but once you have them organized, don`t be afraid to lay your cards on the table. Responses from others will be just as direct, opening the door to a productive exchange.
Peer pressure and the pack mentality are hard to resist. But the fact that you prize your individuality and wave it like a banner will give you more than enough strength to resist today`s siren call of conformity. Nevertheless, the urge to jump on the bandwagon is very powerful, especially if someone extends a personal invitation. It may be hard to hear your inner voice urging caution. Move away from the din, turn up the volume and heed the message.
You have a good handle on what you need to do and the focus to get on with it. You may even finish the necessary tasks so early that you have loads of extra time to devote to a favorite hobby or to relax in a comfy chair with a good book. Your happy smile as you go about your business will spread sunshine and influence people`s moods today in ways that you will not see. Your impression will outlast your physical presence.
Contending with wild mood swings could consume most of your energy, leaving you with little to show at the end of the day. Although stops and starts normally wouldn`t bother you so much, you`re feeling an intense urgency right now to push forward. Running in place leaves you frustrated and exhausted. Instead of fighting these conflicting forces, take control by making a plan of action. Write it down if you must, and force yourself to follow it.
You just love being the center of attention -- most of the time -- and you are definitely in the mood for performing today. Whether telling stories to coworkers in the break room, charming a sales clerk or flirting with a server in a restaurant, you leave them all wreathed in smiles. This surfeit of goodwill can serve you well, whether you`re throwing a party or approaching the boss with an idea. Keep everyone laughing.
Trying to impose your agenda on others could backfire today. Despite your conviction that you alone have access to superior knowledge, the people around you might not be quite ready to buy into your beliefs. Lead by example instead of admonition. Concrete results will have much more persuasive power than criticism or snooty pronouncements.