President Donald Trump prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, but because of the coronavirus, he'll be giving a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday
Within a shrouded New Zealand forest, a tree stump keeps itself alive by holding onto the roots of its neighboring trees, exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system.
A decade ago, the Georgia Institute of Technology fired a professor, saying that, by launching secret startups tied to his university work, he'd crossed the line between academic research and the tech industry. Joy Laskar was indicted on charges of misusing $1 million in university money but never tried in...
Highlights of this day in history: Nathan Hale hanged in the American Revolution; Iraq invades Iran; President Gerald Ford faces a second assassination attempt in weeks; 'Fiddler on the Roof' hits Broadway; Songwriter Irving Berlin dies. (Sept. 22)
As the novel coronavirus pandemic drags on, Americans are increasingly turning to the 'digital nomad' lifestyle. The idea of the digital nomad lifestyle is that working remotely allows professionals to travel the world while continuing to work the same job. In response, many camper van, RV, and travel trailer makers are adding 'home office' updates on existing builds or creating new floor plans. For instance, Airstream is updating existing floor plans to be more inclusive of the remote workers segment. We looked at floor plans and said, 'where could we carve out a dedicated work area so you don't have to clean up your workday in order to have a meal? Bob Wheeler President, CEO of Airstream
BTS Breaks Tiny Desk Viewership Record . The seven-member boy band had their first Tiny Desk Concert and shattered expectations. In just about half an hour, the group broke Tiny Desk’s record for the most views in 24 hours. Although their performance was stripped down, it didn’t stop them from feeling the music. The group performed with a live band at the record store VINYL & PLASTIC By Hyundai Card in Seoul. . They performed their hit single, “Dynamite.”. The song landed BTS their first No. 1 on the ‘Billboard’ Hot 100. BTS also performed their throwback 2016 single, “Save ME.”
Kentucky state representative Robert Goforth's political career is in shambles, and Democrats are urging his ouster. The Republican was indicted by a grand jury Friday on one count of first-degree strangulation and one count of assault in the fourth degree. Newser reports Goforth was arrested and released on bail in April after a woman told police he had hit her and strangled her with an ethernet cable. In 2019, Goforth helped pass a law to make it easier to prosecute strangulation as a felony. Goforth should have resigned back in April and his party should have taken action against him when he refused to do so. Marisa McNee Kentucky Democratic Party spokeswoman
The FBI has launched a civil rights investigation after Ronald Greene's family raised doubts about the official account of his death last year. Louisiana authorities had told the family that Greene failed to stop after a traffic violation and died of injuries caused by a crash after a high-speed chase....
The Los Angeles County firefighters fought to protect this house from the Bobcat Fire in Palmdale on Sept. 18. The fire burned over 105,000 acres on Sept. 21.
NYC, Seattle, Portland , Designated as 'Anarchist Jurisdictions' , by DOJ. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the designations on Monday. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government, William Barr, U.S. Attorney General, via NBC News. According to the DOJ, these cities "have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.". On Sep. 2, President Donald Trump issued guidelines that order a withholding of federal funding from cities that have been designated "anarchist jurisdictions." . We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance, William Barr, U.S. Attorney General, via NBC News. NYC stands to lose $7 billion in federal funding as a result of being designated an "anarchist jurisdiction.". NY Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that “if they actually do this, we will challenge it legally, and they will lose once again.". The president can’t supersede the law and say I’m going to make those funds basically discretionary funds, which is what he would have to do, Andrew Cuomo, Governor of NY, via NBC News
A new documentary called "The Way I See It" follows Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer for Presidents Reagan and Obama. (Sept. 21)
The managing editor of conservative website RedState, who slammed the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and director Dr. Anthony Fauci in numerous angry posts this year, has been unmasked as an NIAID employee. Bill Crews, who used the name "streiff" at RedState, is a public affairs specialist at...
Mail delivery was humming along, despite the pandemic, when Louis DeJoy took office in June as US postmaster general. First-class mail was reaching its destination just a couple of percentage points below the Postal Service's goal of 95% of the time. DeJoy, appointed by President Trump, quickly made changes that...
As Tropical Storm Beta batters the Texas coast, the biggest unknown is how much rainfall it could produce in areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. (Sept. 21)
On Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo his state will honor "the life and legacy of" late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg will get a statue in her native Brooklyn. Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 due to complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg served 27 years on the Supreme Court. She was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn in 1933. "This statue will serve as a physical reminder of Justice Ginsburg's monumental contributions to the America we know today and as an inspiration for all," Cuomo wrote in a tweet on Saturday.
President Donald Trump has met with the conservative appeals court judge, Amy Coney Barrett, who is considered the favorite to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Kanye West Wants to Help Taylor Swift Buy Her Masters Back. Swift has been embroiled in a very public feud with her former record label boss, Scott Borchetta. Borchetta sold Big Machine records to Scooter Braun. As a result, Braun acquired Swift's catalog of master recordings along with the rights. West wants to help Swift get them back. The two famously fell out in 2009 when West interrupted Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. They later reconciled their differences, but things turned sour again. They have been involved in a longtime feud ever since. Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I. , Taylor Swift, previous statement. And that wasn't just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song - it was kind of a chain reaction of things, Taylor Swift, previous statement
Electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola secured a $2 billion partnership with General Motors earlier this month—and lost its founder two weeks later amid swirling accusations about an "intricate fraud" allegedly carried out by the company. Trevor Milton, who also served as the executive chair, stepped down Monday while...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, , Supreme Court Justice, , Dead at 87. The Supreme Court announced on Friday that Justice Ginsburg died of “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.". Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague, Chief Justice John Roberts, via 'The New York Times. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg was considered the leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court in recent years. A champion of liberal causes including women's rights, she was affectionately known as Notorious R.B.G. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice, Chief Justice John Roberts, via 'The New York Times. Her death means that President Donald Trump will likely name a conservative replacement, despite the presidential election being less than two months away. . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he is eager to fill any Supreme Court vacancy during this final year of Trump's term. According to reports, Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter just days before her death. My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, via @davisusan Twitter
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he believes his role in the confirmation process for a new Supreme Court justice will likely bolster his reelection bid. (Sept. 21)