Bill Gates: What Joe Biden should do on his first day in office to stop the coronavirus, if he is elected
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:54:00 -0400

Bill Gates: What Joe Biden should do on his first day in office to stop the coronavirus, if he is elected"You really have to view the pandemic as a problem that you're willing to talk about," Bill Gates said.


Trump says federal government should again seek death penalty for Boston bomber Tsarnaev
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:04:42 -0400

Trump says federal government should again seek death penalty for Boston bomber TsarnaevPresident Donald Trump said Sunday that the federal government should again seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In a tweet, Trump said the federal government must challenge a Friday appeals court decision overturning the death penalty for the 2013 attack. "Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev," tweeted Trump.


Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfire
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:52:16 -0400

Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfireA wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle, fire officials said Monday. The vehicle spewed burning carbon from its exhaust system, igniting several fires Friday on Oak Glen Road in Cherry Valley, and authorities were asking anyone who may have seen such a vehicle at the time to contact investigators, according to a statement from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The blaze in Riverside County, among several wildfires across California, had consumed nearly 42 square miles (more than 108 square kilometers) of dry brush and chaparral since it broke out Friday evening, fire officials said.


Illinois officials call to abolish history classes in the state until an 'alternative' is set up to highlight underrepresented groups
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:38:15 -0400

Illinois officials call to abolish history classes in the state until an 'alternative' is set up to highlight underrepresented groupsIllinois Democratic State Representative LaShawn K. Ford is demanding the history of minority groups to be taught in state schools.


Emeritus Pope Benedict, 93, 'extremely frail' after visiting dying brother
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 00:25:50 -0400

Emeritus Pope Benedict, 93, 'extremely frail' after visiting dying brotherFormer Pope Benedict XVI became seriously ill after visiting his sick brother in Germany in June and is "extremely frail", according to a report in the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper on Monday. Benedict, 93, is suffering from erysipelas of the face, a virus that causes a rash and episodes of severe pain, the newspaper reported, citing the former pontiff's biographer, Peter Seewald. "According to Seewald, the Pope emeritus is now extremely frail," the report said. "His thinking and his memory are quick, but his voice is hardly audible at the moment." Mr Seewald reportedly visited Benedict in Rome on Saturday to present him with his biography. "At the meeting the emeritus Pope, despite his illness, was optimistic and declared that if his strength increased again he would possibly take up his pen again," the paper said. Benedict visited his sick brother, Georg, in Germany in June, marking his first trip out of Italy since his shock resignation in 2013. Georg Ratzinger died two weeks later, aged 96.


Biden urged not to debate Trump so president doesn't have another platform to 'lie'
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:43:55 -0400

Biden urged not to debate Trump so president doesn't have another platform to 'lie'Republican strategist Joseph Pinion and Democratic political analyst Kelly Hyman react.