American Headline News for 20 Dec 2020
Here is the front page of the New York Times at the moment: Down below the fold, just barely beating out “Biden Introduces His Climate Team,” is a story headlined “Trump Weighed Naming Election... Conspiracy Theorist as Special Counsel.” The conspiracy theorist in question is Sidney Powell, who is indeed a complete loon. However, if […]
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro shocked even his staunchest supporters this week with an expletive-filled tirade against the COVID-19 vaccine, despite 7.1 million cases of the virus in the country... and over 185,000 deaths. “I’m not going to get [the vaccine]. Some say I’m setting a bad example. Hey a-hole, oh idiot, what are you saying...
A Virginia man was arrested after trying to fly across the country with a 12-year-old girl.
After cutting Sidney Powell from his legal team, President Trump has welcomed her back into the White House to plot out further efforts to revive his presidency.
The Trump administration is pushing to make major adjustments to the Pentagon organizations charged with cybersecurity and signals intelligence, according to a US defense official.
Julian Assange has an unlikely new defender: Sarah Palin, one of his best-known victims. “I am the first one to admit when I make a mistake,” the former Alaska governor said in a two-minute video... posted to YouTube Saturday. Wikileaks, the website Assange ran to disseminate purloined data, posted family photos, private messages, and government...
Nearly 200 people packed onto a United Airlines flight may have been exposed to coronavirus by a passenger who became mortally ill onboard — and now health officials are trying to find the... travelers, according to a report. The scary incident unfolded Monday as Flight 591 traveled from Orlando to California, according to TMZ. The...
A Missouri mom hopes the sight of her dying son’s blood dripping down a hospital room wall will help Americans take COVID-19 seriously. Peyton Baumgarth was just 13-years-old when he died of the... virus in October, as his mom — a nurse who had also been infected — looked on. The eighth-grader was diagnosed with...
"Russia, Russia, Russia is the chant when anything happens," Trump tweeted after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Russia is "pretty clearly" behind the attack.
TEL HASHOMER, Israel – Israel kicked off a coronavirus vaccination drive on Saturday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invoking the Bible and the 1969 lunar landing as he got the country's... first injection. Shipments of the Pfizer vaccines began arriving in Israel last week. Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines are on order. Israel expects to have...
Dr. Anthony Fauci weighed in on the question of whether President Trump should receive one of the new coronavirus vaccines. Trump has already tested positive for, and recovered from, coronavirus... infections, as have much of his inner circle. “Ultimately he might want to get vaccinated and I had recommended publicly that both he and vice...
Italy’s foreign minister has announced that Italy is suspending flights from Britain “to protect Italians” from the new coronavirus variant
Police in California are searching for a gunman who opened fire inside a packed mall Saturday evening, shooting one man and sending crowds of Christmas shoppers running for their lives.
The Jan. 5 election pits Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock against Republican incumbents Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively.
The predator might soon become the prey if Florida scientists can confirm that Burmese pythons -- an extremely invasive species in the Everglades -- are safe for us to eat.
The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said the state spent $830 million through nearly 400 contracts on protective gear and durable medical equipment from March through... November.
Lawmakers on both sides said a provision by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., that would curb emergency Federal Reserve powers was the sticking point.
A man is accused of killing a Native America woman on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribes' Reservation, the US Attorney's Office in Nevada said Friday.
A man is accused of lying in wait for his ex-girlfriend before ambushing her, fatally running her over as she left work in July on the South Side, Chicago police said.
Manny's, a beloved Jewish deli in Chicago, is set to provide enough rye bread and corned beef to feed about 4,000 people at a South Side church after a donor forked over a meaty contribution.
Trump's legal team had previously said she did not work for them.
Taiwan has begun building a fleet of state-of-the-art submarines as it looks to further bolster its defensive capabilities, a move analysts say could complicate any potential Chinese military plans to... invade the island or install a naval blockade.
A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year.
It’s not known how the person became inundated with the furry little rodents.
Michael Pack, the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, is moving to stop federal funding of the Open Technology Fund, which develops tools that allow people to get around controls on internet... access.