USA: ‘It’s not a referendum, it’s a choice between two visions!’ – Biden in Florida as Democrats braced for midterm losses

US President Joe Biden called for voters to view the upcoming midterm elections as a choice between the parties, rather than a referendum on his administration, while speaking in Miami on Tuesday. “This election is not a referendum. It’s a choice. It is a choice between two vastly different visions for America,” he told supporters. … Read more

USA: University of Florida students protest against new President’s anti-LGBTQ+ views

University of Florida students held a protest outside the Emerson Alumni Hall on Tuesday, after Republican Senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse, was unanimously selected as the university’s new President by the board of trustees. The student protesters were seen wearing masks of Sasse’s face to protect their identities after the University of Florida issued a … Read more

USA: San Francisco residents react to Twitter acquisition by Elon Musk

San Francisco residents reacted on Friday to entrepreneur Elon Musk’s acquiring the social media platform Twitter. “He may streamline the company, and hopefully, it will become profitable and it will be better for everyone. I mean he’s a pretty successful guy,” resident Daniel Arguelles said. “I think we finally got our freedom of speech back … Read more

USA: Police at scene after Pelosi’s husband attacked with hammer in San Francisco

Footage filmed on Friday features police officers outside US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s residence in San Francisco after her husband was attacked. David DePape, 42, a suspect, was reportedly searching for the House speaker and will be charged with attempted homicide, among other charges, according to the police. The motive is still being determined. Paul … Read more

USA: ‘Biden: declare a national climate emergency’ – activists hold funeral march to White House

People vs. Fossil Fuels staged a funeral march to the White House in Washington on Tuesday, demanding the Biden administration declare a climate emergency. Footage shows activists wearing black t-shirts marching with black banners such as ‘Biden: Declare a national climate emergency’. Demonstrators were also seen carrying a coffin to the sound of drums and … Read more

USA: Early voting starts in Dallas, Texas, ahead of November midterm elections

Voters across Texas began casting ballots for November’s midterm elections on Monday, as early voting began for the upcoming US midterm elections. Footage shows citizens voting at a polling station in Dallas. “Governance rights for me are definitely the most important because there are many issues that I think affect us, like abortion and other … Read more

Happy Howl-oween! – Dogs wear spook-tacular costumes as Halloween parade returns to New York

Dog owners brought their cutely costumed pets to join annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City on Saturday. Footage shows dogs in different Halloween costumes with their owners spending good time during one of NYC’s most beloved Halloween traditions. “Everybody is happy. No pressure and its not about you it’s about them, … Read more

US: White House spokesperson refuses to comment on oil release from strategic reserve

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to answer journalists’ questions about whether the US administration would release barrels of oil from its strategic reserve to control the price of gas, during a press conference in Washington DC, Tuesday. “I don’t have anything to announce at this time, as you know you may have heard … Read more

USA: Jury starts deliberations for the trial of Igor Danchenko, Russian analyst accused of lying to the FBI

USA: Jury starts deliberations for the trial of Igor Danchenko, Russian analyst accused of lying to the FBI

On Monday, a Jury in Virginia began deliberations in the trial of Igor Danchenko, the Russian analyst behind the Trump-Russia dossier. The jury will decide whether Danchenko lied to the FBI about where he received the information included in the ‘Steele Dossier’, a research report containing accusations of conspiracy between former US President Donald Trump’s … Read more

US: White House claims ‘Iran is considering selling more destructive weapons to support invasion’ in Ukraine

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during a press briefing in Washington on Monday accused Iran of lying claiming Tehran ‘is considering selling still more destructive weapons to support an invasion they claim to oppose’. “This was part of Russia’s plan to import hundreds of Iranian UAV’s of various types and Russian operators continue to … Read more

Mitty scores two TDs in 6 seconds, beats Bellarmine

SAN JOSE – The momentum was all in Bellarmine College Prep’s favor. The Bells scored 10 consecutive points to seize the lead early in the fourth quarter of the West Catholic Athletic League football contest and Archbishop Mitty’s quarterback was hurt. So how did we get to the point where Mitty coach Danny Sullivan was … Read more

Latest Utah Jazz roster cut claims Stanley Johnson

NBA roster cutdowns are difficult for all involved. There are plenty of quality players, but only so many roster spots. After releasing guard Saben Lee (acquired in the Bojan Bogdanovic trade) this past Sunday, the Utah Jazz had 18 contracts remaining going into Friday night’s preseason finale (including the non-guaranteed deal of center Cody Zeller). … Read more

Horoscope for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

Moon Alert After 11:30 a.m. Chicago time, there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Cancer. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today you have lots of energy to express yourself, which is why conversations with siblings, relatives and daily contacts will be dynamic, even explosive. (Perhaps over the top.) Later in … Read more

USA: At least 5 killed, 2 injured in Raleigh mass shooting

At least five were killed and two others were injured after a 15-year-old opened fire in a residential neighbourhood in Raleigh on Thursday Night. Among those killed were an off-duty police officer, three women and a 16-year-old boy. Two other people were injured as the suspect opened fire in a residential neighbourhood. Police later arrested … Read more

Showers, thunderstorms coming to Los Angeles and Ventura counties this weekend

Break out the umbrellas because rain is in the forecast this weekend for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, according to the National Weather Service. Showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday night and Saturday. Impacts of the incoming storm include brief heavy downpours with minor flooding possible, dangerous lightning and gusty winds, according to the Weather … Read more

Consistency is better than speed

One day I decided to walk home from work. My office was about 3 miles from home with much of the journey along a beautiful city trail with the remaining mile following a busy roadway. As I walked that last stretch, I had several good neighbors who were driving by, slow down and offer me … Read more

Trump-backed special counsel John Durham turns on his own witness for undercutting his narrative

Special counsel John Durham lashed out at his own witness during the trial of a Russian-born businessman who was a key source in Christopher Steele’s dossier. Senior FBI intelligence analyst Brian Auten, who oversaw part of the bureau’s early investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, helped prosecutors by testifying that Igor Danchenko withheld information … Read more

Latest in murder case over his death

After she got off of work Tuesday afternoon, Donna Lowe-Stern planned to spend some time with her son at his grave in a Dallas-area cemetery. It had been exactly one year this week since the body of Aaron Lowe, a beloved member of the University of Utah football team, was interred there — one difficult, … Read more

High school football: Week 8’s top games

No. 3 Simeon vs. No. 24 Morgan Park, 1 p.m. Saturday at Gately It’s been a while since so much has been riding on the Battle of Vincennes. Both teams are 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the Red South and loaded with top talent. Simeon has had only one close call all season, beating Bolingbrook 35-31 … Read more

Faith Matters shows that faith does indeed matter, even to questioning Latter-day Saints

What began as a family conversation about challenging questions facing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has exploded five years later into a multidimensional platform with a popular podcast, book publishing, online courses, and, just last weekend, an in-person conference that attracted some 1,500 attendees. It’s called Faith Matters, which defines itself as … Read more

Donald Trump planned and directed the whole damn thing — why is anybody still defending him?

The Jan. 6 committee’s final public hearing before the midterm election ended with a bang, not a whimper. At the conclusion of the hearing the committee’s nine members voted unanimously to subpoena former President Donald Trump to testify. After their two-and-a-half hour presentation, it’s hard to imagine how they ever could have contemplated doing otherwise. … Read more

AT&T Illinois agrees to pay $23 million as feds charge it with trying to sway Mike Madigan

AT&T Illinois has agreed to pay a $23 million fine for trying to illegally sway former state House Speaker Michael Madigan by steering $22,500 to a Madigan ally as key legislation moved through Springfield. Former AT&T Illinois President Paul La Schiazza, 65, also now faces charges for conspiring to influence Madigan. The utility has also … Read more

Fall foliage is peaking in California: Here’s where you can find it

Nothing feels more like fall than seeing leaves turn vivid colors of crimson red, orange, and yellow. Californians mostly miss out on Mother Nature’s annual October spectacle. But there are some patches of the Golden State were leaf-lovers can find forests filled with vibrant fall foliage. “Dude, autumn happens here too,” wrote California Fall Color, … Read more

Trump started “Trump Organization II” on same day as fraud lawsuit to dodge accountability: NY AG

New York Attorney General Letitia James accused former President Donald Trump of forming a new company called “Trump Organization II” in a possible bid to dodge accountability in a lawsuit she brought against him, his company and his family. James last month filed a lawsuit accusing Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump … Read more

With a knitted scarf, an Orioles fan tracked the club’s first winning season since 2016 in yarn – The Mercury News

The first three rows Emily Ann Meyer knitted were of the same slate grey yarn, an ominous beginning to a season-long endeavor. The Orioles season-ticket holder had decided to knit a scarf throughout the 2022 campaign, a way to visualize the team’s progress from start to finish. But with a three-game sweep to the Tampa … Read more

Truck driver exonerated 14 years after Utah child sodomy conviction

Attorneys with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center worked for years to prove Michael W. Thompson’s innocence. (Scott Sommerdorf | Tribune file photo) The Matheson Courthouse in 2016. Michael W. Thompson will receive $300,000, as required by Utah law, to account for the seven years he spent incarcerated after being wrongfully convicted. A judge found Thompson … Read more

Inside the industry push to label your yogurt cup ‘recyclable’

Plastic recycling labels are everywhere: The ubiquitous “chasing arrows” symbol adorns everything from plastic bags and water bottles to kids’ toys.  Most commonly, these symbols appear with a number — 1 through 7 — that identifies the type of plastic resin a product is made of. A number 1, for instance, corresponds to polyethylene terephthalate, … Read more