Top US court refuses to change Wisconsin ballot rules

US Supreme Court ruled Monday refusing to extend the deadline for absentee ballots in Wisconsin, which is a victory for Republicans a day before President Donald Trump plans to visit the northern state.  In a 5-3 vote by justices, the top US court refused to reinstate a lower court order, wh

Halloween Goes on at the White House with a Few Twists

With a bit of rejiggering, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump played host Sunday to hundreds of superheroes, unicorns, skeletons and even a miniature version of themselves as part of a Halloween celebration at the White House. In years past, the president and first lady personall

Power Shut Off in California as Winds, Fire Danger Increase

Large swaths of California were without power Monday as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires while the fire-weary state was buffeted by powerful winds and dangerously dry weather conditions. More than 1 million people were expected to be in the dark during

Pence's Top Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A spokesman said Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley said Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, both tested negative for the virus on Satur

US Suspends Turkey Visa Services

The US diplomatic mission in Turkey said Friday it has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and was suspending all visa services at its facilities in the country. “The US Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings again

US Sets Single-Day Record for COVID-19 Cases During New Surge

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the virus surges again nationwide. The spike to 84,218 cases, breaking the record of 77,299 set on July 16, comes a

Colorado wildfire jumps US Continental Divide, threatens mountain towns

An explosive Colorado wildfire that has already forced the evacuation of several mountain communities and the closure of Rocky Mountain National Park blackened another 45,000 acres (18,200 hectares) on Thursday as it jumped the US Continental Divide. The East Troublesome Fire, which broke out on

Biden slams Trump friendship with ‘thug’ Kim

 Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea’s “thug” leader, likening his diplomacy to working with Hitler.In a sharp clash in their final presidential debate, Biden attacked Trump’s insistence that he has av

US Slaps New Sanctions on Iran Groups

The United States on Thursday slapped new sanctions on five Iranian entities for what it called "brazen attempts" to interfere with the US election. The Treasury imposed the fresh sanctions against the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the IRGC-Quds Force, the Bayan Rasaneh Gostar Institute

US Demands SC Hold Iran Accountable, Protect Persian Gulf Security

Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Persian Gulf prevailed Tuesday on the discussions of a UN Security Council high-level debate amid sharp divisions between its members on the way the international community should deal with Tehran. The US insisted that the Security Council muster the c

Trump Says Fauci is 'Terrific Guy' but Not 'Team Player'

A day after claiming that the American people are tired of listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he gets along with the nation's top infectious disease specialist while also complaining the doctor who has clashed with him at times over the coronavirus is not

US Slaps Sanctions On Six Chinese Companies For Dealing with Iran

The US on Monday said it blacklisted two Chinese men and six Chinese entities for having dealt with Iranian shipping company Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and, in some cases, helping it to evade US sanctions. The US State Department named the entities as Reach Holding Group (Shanghai) Company Ltd.;

Trump wishes Kamala Harris 'the best' after aide tests Covid-19 positive

US President Donald Trump has wished Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris "the best" and hoped that she was "in good shape" after an aide and a flight crew member involved in his rival Joe Bidens presidential campaign tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the media reported. Th

Michigan governor disturbed by Trump criticism and 'lock her up' chants

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday said U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of her at a rally was “incredibly disturbing” after he called her “dishonest” and drew shouts of “lock her up” from the crowd. Whitmer, the target an alleged kidnapp

Trump on backfoot in televised coronavirus grilling

US President Donald Trump was on the back foot at the start of a live televised interview on Thursday night, struggling to defend his record on coronavirus nationally and within his own home. Mr Trump was grilled by voters and NBC News moderator Savannah Guthrie in a “town hall” forma

US Court Jails Iranian over Sanction Evasion

A US judge on Thursday sentenced an Iranian citizen to 23 months in prison for running a business that helped people in Iran evade sanctions to buy from American firms, the Justice Department said. Seyed Sajjad Shahidian, 33, pled guilty to charges related to running PAYMENT24, which the Justice

Trump’s son Barron tested positive for COVID-19, says Melania Trump

President Donald Trump’s 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but exhibited no symptoms after both of his parents contracted the virus, first lady Melania Trump said on Wednesday. “Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms,” Melania Trump said in

Trump: We will not shut down the country again, even with the increase in Corona injuries

US President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday, October 15, 2020 that his administration will not carry out new closures even with the increase in Corona virus infections in the country. He also repeated in an interview with Fox Business, which he posted clips of on his Twitter account, that the co

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