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Young adults are now the largest group of Americans getting COVID-19, CDC says

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 17:22

Young adults are now the largest group of Americans getting COVID-19, CDC saysThe median age of people with COVID-19 in the U.S. has declined, with adults in their 20s now accounting for more cases than people in any other age group.


Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and wife test positive for coronavirus

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:30

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and wife test positive for coronavirusTeresa Parson said she woke up with "cold-like symptoms" and got tested out of an abundance of caution.


Trump confirms he plans to take election results to the Supreme Court

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:11

Trump confirms he plans to take election results to the Supreme Court‘The scam will be before the United States Supreme Court,’ president said of 2020 election results and mail-in voting


Anthony Bottom: Man convicted in killing of two police officers in 1971 is granted parole

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:09

 Man convicted in killing of two police officers in 1971 is granted parole‘He has completely changed, transformed his life and helped an entire generation transform their lives,’ says former inmate Jose Saldana


Portland denies permit for right-wing rally, cites COVID-19

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:08

Portland denies permit for right-wing rally, cites COVID-19Portland, Oregon, has denied a permit for a Saturday rally planned by the right-wing group Proud Boys. The city found the group’s estimated crowd size of 10,000 people was too big under coronavirus safety measures, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau. The bureau said it had consulted with Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is also the police commissioner, and decided that those attending would not be able to comply with social distancing rules because of the large numbers of people.


What Amy Coney Barrett said in 2016 about confirming justices in election years

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:46

What Amy Coney Barrett said in 2016 about confirming justices in election years"It shouldn't be a surprise that the Senate is willing to push a president's nominee through in an election year when they share the same political affiliation," Barrett said.


UK PM Johnson calls on leaders to build back greener after coronavirus

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:33

UK PM Johnson calls on leaders to build back greener after coronavirusBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on other leaders on Thursday to "build back better" after the coronavirus crisis and commit to net zero emission targets. Addressing the United Nations' climate action roundtable, Johnson will say via videolink that world leaders will have an opportunity to announce new and enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - their intended reductions in greenhouse gas emissions - at a December summit. Britain will co-host an event with the U.N. on Dec. 12 to mark the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, which committed all countries to work to limit further rises in global temperatures.


Naomi Biden writes personal tribute to dad Hunter in response to political attacks

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:32

Naomi Biden writes personal tribute to dad Hunter in response to political attacksThe 26-year-old spoke out just hours after GOP senators published a controversial report about her father


Ban on natural hair discrimination heads to Senate. ‘Everybody should feel empowered’

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:14

Ban on natural hair discrimination heads to Senate. ‘Everybody should feel empowered’The CROWN Act banning discrimination based an individual’s natural hair passed the U.S. House.


'Why the hell did I do that?': Trump 'went s---house crazy' when criminal-justice reforms failed to improve his polling with Black voters, report says

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:09

'Why the hell did I do that?': Trump 'went s---house crazy' when criminal-justice reforms failed to improve his polling with Black voters, report saysTrump has tried to boost his standing among Black voters, but a recent Pew Research Center poll shows that they overwhelmingly support Biden.


Senate report fails to implicate Joe Biden in son's businesses

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:09

Senate report fails to implicate Joe Biden in son's businessesDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son Hunter was involved in questionable business dealings in China and Ukraine, but there was no sign of improper influence by the former vice president, a Senate Republican report said Wednesday.


Breonna Taylor: What happened on the night of her death?

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:07

 What happened on the night of her death?The 26-year-old was killed by police in her Louisville home, sparking protests and calls for justice.


Navy releases documents from Cold War loss of submarine

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:53

Navy releases documents from Cold War loss of submarineThe Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history on Wednesday, but the Navy said the documents released under a court order don’t shed any new light on the cause of the sinking. The first of the documents released were 300 pages from the official inquiry into the sinking of the USS Thresher on April 10, 1963. The loss of the nuclear-powered submarine and all 129 men aboard during a test dive in the Atlantic Ocean delivered a blow to national pride during the Cold War and became the impetus for safety improvements.


World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:38

World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemicWorld leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstan’s president, it was “a critical collapse of global cooperation.” “Our world has been turned upside down,” said Ghana's president, Nana Akufo-Addo.


Trump bars Americans from staying at 400+ Cuban hotels believed to be under government control

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:38

Trump bars Americans from staying at 400+ Cuban hotels believed to be under government controlThe new sanctions come amid a tight presidential race in Florida, home to many Cuban-Americans, a potent voting bloc.


Coronavirus: 90% of Americans have not been exposed to Covid-19, CDC director warns

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:35

 90% of Americans have not been exposed to Covid-19, CDC director warnsCDC Director Robert Redfield tells Capitol Hill ‘more than 90% of the population’ remains susceptible to the novel coronavirus


Republicans sue Texas governor over expanded early voting

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:34

Republicans sue Texas governor over expanded early votingRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused calls to expand mail-in voting in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, was sued Wednesday by prominent members of his own party who now want to halt the biggest change he instead ordered for November's election — extending early voting by a week. The lawsuit escalates an extraordinary backlash Abbott is facing from the Texas GOP's right wing that has criticized his handling of the pandemic as overbearing and unlawful. As Texas has now surpassed 15,000 deaths from COVID-19, anger among conservative activists has simmered for months over a statewide mask mandate and lockdown orders, including bars, which have been closed since June.


Trump’s potential Supreme Court nominee slammed Obama for trying to ‘dramatically flip the balance of power’

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:33

Trump’s potential Supreme Court nominee slammed Obama for trying to ‘dramatically flip the balance of power’Widely viewed as the president’s top choice for the vacancy, Amy Coney Barrett has previously spoken out against shifting the balance of the nation’s highest court


Trump ally Pam Bondi calls Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, 'a little boy' trying to protect community

Yahoo News - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:30

Trump ally Pam Bondi calls Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, 'a little boy' trying to protect communityBondi's comments drew fire on social media from critics who said she was fanning Trump's rhetoric about lawlessness in cities.


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