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  Story 254 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire hopes sink as warring sides bicker and fight AKU/YEREVAN (Reuters) - Hopes of a humanitarian ceasefire ending fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh sank on Thursday as the death toll mounted and Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of launching new attacks.

Azerbaijan?s president said his country?s armed forces would take control of all regions surrounding the breakaway mountain territory if Armenia continued to ?act negatively?.

Armenia accused Azerbaijan?s ally, Turkey, of ...

  Story 253 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes HELENA, Mont. ? The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail.

The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service on Sept. 9 argued changes implemented in June harmed access to mail services in Montana, resulting in delayed ...

  Story 252 -   Wednesday October 14, 2020
Meanwhile, the Current Supreme Court Justices Have Been Busy Little Beavers While we all were watching the slow construction of a relatively permanent 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, the members of the current 5-3 conservative majority have been busy little beavers. From NPR:

Last-minute changes by the Census Bureau and its skirting of an earlier court order for the count have left local communities and the bureau's workers across the country unsure of how much longer they can take part in a nati ...

  Story 251 -   Wednesday October 14, 2020
Determined voters endure long lines to cast early ballots in historic election (CNN)Thousands of people, some braving hours-long waits, glitches and politically motivated obstruction, are flocking to cast early ballots and writing the story of a pandemic-era election that may change how America votes.

Heavy turnout at early voting centers in Georgia and Texas comes as many voters elsewhere take advantage of mail-in ballots, defying President Donald Trump's misleading attempts to cast the election as the most corrup ...

  Story 250 -   Tuesday October 13, 2020
Writing off Trump, GOP allies focus on one last big win But a month later, as Senate Republicans begin the process of confirming Amy Coney Barrett as Ginsburg?s replacement, a growing number of conservatives involved in the process believe the last-minute judicial appointment can no longer save Trump ? and they are adjusting their plans accordingly. As the president returns to the campaign trail this week after his own bout with Covid-19, many of the conservative groups that have spent months buttress ...

  Story 249 -   Sunday October 11, 2020
Powered by trust on the pandemic Biden leads by12 points nationwide-POLL

Joe Biden holds a 17-point lead over Donald Trump in trust to handle the coronavirus pandemic in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, powering the Democrat to a double-digit advantage in vote preference with the presidential election three weeks away.

In the aftermath of his own COVID-19 diagnosis, two-thirds of registered voters say Trump failed to take appropriate precautions against the virus, 62% distrust what he says about it and ...

  Story 248 -   Sunday October 11, 2020
At least 20 dead, dozens injured after train crashes into bus near Bangkok BANGKOK: At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 injured after a freight train collided with a tour bus near Bangkok on Sunday (Oct 11), officials said.

The collision happened at around 8am (9am Singapore time) at Khlong Khwaeng Klan station in Chachoengsao province, about 50km east of the capital Bangkok.

There were about 60 passengers in the chartered bus travelling from neighbouring Samut Prakan province to a temple i ...

  Story 247 -   Saturday October 10, 2020
Feds may target Google’s Chrome browser for breakup Justice Department and state prosecutors investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering whether to force the company to sell its dominant Chrome browser and parts of its lucrative advertising business, three people with knowledge of the discussions said Friday.

The conversations ? amid preparations for an antitrust legal battle that DOJ is expected to begin in the coming weeks ? could pave the way for the first cou ...

  Story 246 -   Friday October 9, 2020
China is doubling down in the global push for a coronavirus vaccine (CNN) - The global push to develop a coronavirus vaccine is gathering pace, but much to the likely frustration of US President Donald Trump, caution exercised by American drug makers and regulators has put China out in front ... for now.

Moderna, a leading coronavirus vaccine maker, said this month it will not be ready to apply for emergency use authorization until at least November 25. Meanwhile, the US-based trial sites of another fron ...

  Story 245 -   Thursday October 8, 2020
Trump calls Kamala Harris 'monster' and 'communist' in Fox tirade after VP debate President Donald Trump has attacked Kamala Harris following the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night, calling the California senator ?unlikeable? and falsely claiming she is a ?communist? in an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo.

Speaking about the Democratic vice presidential nominee?s debate performance, the president said on Thursday morning: ?She was terrible ? totally unlikeable.?

He added: ?And, she?s a commun ...

  Story 244 -   Tuesday October 6, 2020
Black hole research wins scientists Nobel Prize for physics Three physicists have won this year?s Nobel Prize for physics for discoveries related to black holes.

Briton Roger Penrose, a professor at the University of Oxford, will receive half of this year?s prize ?for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity?.

Goran K Hansson, the academy?s secretary-general, said German Reinhard Genzel ? of the Max Planck Institute and the Univer ...

  Story 243 -   Monday October 5, 2020
India sees 100,000 COVID-19 deaths: What happened and what now? India has crossed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, the third-highest in the world behind only the United States and Brazil.

Despite the South Asian nation?s attempts to control the spread of the COVID-19 disease, which included one of the world?s strictest lockdowns, infections have surged at an alarming pace.

To date, India has more than 6.6 million cases, second only to the US. On Monday, it registered a singl ...

  Story 242 -   Monday October 5, 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh: Key cities targeted in Armenian, Azeri shelling As Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their clash over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region for a second week, both countries have blamed each other for targeting important cities and endangering the lives of civilians.

Armenia?s government-run information centre has released footage purportedly showing artillery attacks by Azeri forces on Sunday in the city of Stepanakert.

Armenian authorities claimed civilian casualties as a resu ...

  Story 241 -   Sunday October 4, 2020
China’s Clean Air Push Could Be Contributing To Global Warming China's success in cutting major air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and primary aerosols likely worsened the climate change effect of the country's rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, new research showed.

According to the paper, 'Climate effects of China's efforts to improve its air quality' published by Chinese and U.S. scientists in Environmental Research Letters, China's success in cutting sulfur dioxide and other major a ...

  Story 240 -   Thursday October 1, 2020
Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls Two conservative operatives were charged Thursday in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade Black residents in Detroit and other Democratic-leaning U.S. cities from voting by mail, Michigan?s attorney general announced.

Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 54, each face four felony counts in Detroit, including conspiring to intimidate voters in violation of election law and using a computer to commit crimes, Attorney General ...

  Story 239 -   Thursday October 1, 2020
Nearly 20,000 Covid-19 cases among Amazon workers The number equates to 1.44% of its 1.37 million workers across Amazon and its subsidiary Whole Foods.

Amazon had faced criticism from employees, unions and elected officials, who have accused the company of putting employees' health at risk.

But the online retailing giant said its infection rate is lower than expected.

Amazon has kept its facilities open throughout the pandemic to meet a surge in demand from shoppers st ...

  Story 238 -   Monday September 28, 2020
Tax bombshell reveals Trump's image is a sham CNN)It was the moment when Donald Trump's "Art of the Deal" fabulism, billionaire tycoon bluster and populist standard-bearing for forgotten Americans was revealed to be what it always looked like: a sham.

A stunning New York Times exposé of the President's tax returns Sunday revealed a pitifully inept businessman and a serial tax avoider crushed by massive debts that could expose him to conflicts of interest given his position as Presid ...

  Story 237 -   Saturday September 26, 2020
Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends The microscopic bundles of RNA, wrapped in spiky proteins, latch on to human cells, hijack them, use them as factories to replicate, and then leave them for dead. It?s a biological blitzkrieg?an invasion so swift and unexpected that the germs are free to jump from host to host with little interference.

Fast forward to the future. Now, when the prickly enemies invade the lungs, they slip past the human cells, unable to take hold. They?re ...

  Story 236 -   Saturday September 26, 2020
Trump poised to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg's seat President Donald Trump plans to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, according to five people familiar with the matter, setting off a contentious Senate fight just over five weeks before the November presidential election.

Barrett, who has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since late 2017, was always considered the frontrunner to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg because ...

  Story 235 -   Thursday September 24, 2020
Democrats worry Feinstein can’t handle Supreme Court battle As the Senate prepares for yet another brutal Supreme Court nomination fight, one particularly sensitive issue is creating apprehension among Democrats: what to do with 87-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee.

Feinstein, the oldest member of the Senate, is widely respected by senators in both parties, but she has noticeably slowed in recent years. Interviews with more than a dozen Democratic sen ...

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