Opinion | Mr. Biden Will ‘Transition’ You Now

By The Editorial Board Close The Editorial Board Biography @WSJopinion WSJOpinion Updated Oct. 23, 2020 8:28 pm ET In the final debate, President Trump was better prepared, more disciplined, and ready to hit back at Joe Biden over coronavirus, green energy and new evidence that Hunter Biden traded on his father’s name. Images: Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly Joe Biden committed the gaffe of telling the truth about his climate policies Thursday night when he … Read more

Opinion | A Good Debate, and It’s Not Quite Over

By Peggy Noonan Close Peggy Noonan Biography @Peggynoonannyc peggynoonanny/ Peggy.Noonan@wsj.com Oct. 23, 2020 12:14 am ET President Donald Trump participates in the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 22. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The hour and a half between 9 and 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Belmont University in Nashville was the last chance Donald Trump had to turn it all around. Did he? Could he? It’s late in the game, … Read more

Opinion | Beijing’s Covid Recovery Isn’t So Enviable

By Joseph C. Sternberg Close Joseph C. Sternberg Biography @josephsternberg joseph.sternberg@wsj.com Oct. 22, 2020 2:58 pm ET A busy commercial area in Beijing, Oct. 3. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Few myths are proving so durable in our pandemic age as the notion that China has somehow cracked the coronavirus code. It hasn’t. The argument proceeds in two steps. The first is to assert that Beijing’s authoritarian approach to mass lockdowns, followed by intrusive testing and … Read more

Opinion | Biden vs. Politifact

By James Freeman Close James Freeman Biography @FreemanWSJ James.Freeman@wsj.com Oct. 23, 2020 12:08 pm ET Democratic Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22. Photo: jim watson/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Americans wondering what a Biden administration would do to their health care cannot be reassured by the former vice president’s comments on the subject at Thursday night’s presidential … Read more

Opinion | Trump, Biden, Hunter, Chaos

By Daniel Henninger Close Daniel Henninger Biography @danhenninger daniel.henninger.7127 Dan.Henninger@wsj.com Oct. 21, 2020 5:28 pm ET Wonder Land: Joe Biden’s campaign depends on enough people hating Trump to transfer national power to the Democratic left. Images: Getty Images/NY Post Composite: Mark Kelly If Donald Trump loses, a question for the ages will be: Did he tank his own election? As a conspiracy theory, it has more going for it than the Steele dossier. Just two … Read more

Opinion | Epidemiologists Stray From the Covid Herd

By Tunku Varadarajan Oct. 23, 2020 2:22 pm ET Photo: Barbara Kelley The Covid rebels make an unlikely pair. Jay Bhattacharya was born in Kolkata, an Indian city that pulsates with people. Martin Kulldorff is from Umeå, Sweden, population 90,000. Yet they have much in common. “I almost view Martin like a brother,” says the talkative Dr. Bhattacharya, 52, who moved to the U.S. with his Bengali parents when he was 4. “I mean, we … Read more

GOP prays Trump stopped the bleeding

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. | Jim Bourg/Pool via AP NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Before the debate hall even emptied out, the presidential motorcade was whisking Donald Trump back to Washington for a short layover ahead of his return to the campaign trail on Friday, which some Republicans worry could carry new risks … Read more

Fauci says Trump hasn’t attended COVID Task Force meeting in MONTHS

Dr. Fauci says Trump has not attended the White House COVID task force meeting in MONTHS and for the first time insists on a nationwide mask mandate as cases surge On Friday, Fauci told MSNBC that he has not spoken directly to Trump in ‘a while’; he later told CNN that he believes a mask mandate is a ‘great idea’ It is the first time Fauci has advocated for a national mask mandate; he previously … Read more

Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as Covid-19 surges across US

“A national mandate probably would not work,” he said on Sept 15 during a news conference with Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been urging Americans to use masks for months. “I have trust in the American people that if we put a strong emphasis on the importance of wearing masks, that we will come around and do that and get that percentage up … Read more

Dr. Birx identifies what’s behind recent spike in virus cases – CNN Video

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New Covid-19 cases reported Friday in the US are the second highest since the pandemic began

Coronavirus cases across the United States surpassed 75,000 new cases on Friday, not long after the US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned it could be the worst week since the pandemic began. The daily case count on Friday hit 75,056, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. That’s the second-highest number of cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began. The highest day for new infections was on July 16 with 77,362 … Read more

Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as Covid-19 surges across US

“A national mandate probably would not work,” he said on Sept 15 during a news conference with Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been urging Americans to use masks for months. “I have trust in the American people that if we put a strong emphasis on the importance of wearing masks, that we will come around and do that and get that percentage up … Read more

Yukon reports 3 new coronavirus cases in Watson Lake

WHITEHORSE — Yukon says it has three new cases of COVID-19 with all the infections in Watson Lake. Dr. Brendan Hanley, chief medical officer of health, says the three people belong to the same “family cluster” and it’s not yet known how they contracted the illness. He says the government was told about the cases Thursday night and they bring the territory’s total number of infections to 20. [ Sign up for our Health IQ … Read more

Saskatchewan smashes advanced voting records, candidates push Get Out The Vote campaign

Support is great, but without voters actually getting to the polls it can be tough to win. Get Out The Vote campaigns are always important, more so when safety is top of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. Advanced voting opened Tuesday in Saskatchewan and in just three days, over 119,000 people cast their ballot according to numbers from Elections Saskatchewan. Read more: Some parents raise concerns over schools being used as polling stations in Saskatchewan … Read more

In the homestretch, signs Trump’s seniors pitch may be falling short

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Eleven days out from the election, President Donald Trump held a last-minute campaign event in one of the most reliably red areas of Florida whose voters have become a question mark hanging over his campaign — one that could help make or break his re-election bid. The Villages, a sprawling retirement community home to one of the whitest and oldest populations in the country, has consistently supported Republican candidates for years, … Read more

Newlywed police officers celebrated for returning to work the day after their wedding

Soon after they committed to each other, this newlywed couple also showed their commitment to their jobs.  Cole Hoyer and Kelly Momber are two police officers in Michigan with the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD). They were married in May, but less than 18 hours after they said their vows, the couple returned to work.  This week, the GRPD recognized Hoyer and Momber on social media for their sacrifice.  MAN FINDS FELLOW HUNTER’S WEDDING RING … Read more

Concerns rise as coronavirus, flu season overlap

Miami – Flu season has officially begun in the United States, but many are still wondering how the global coronavirus pandemic may exacerbate its effect. Medical professionals are referring to the confluence as a “twindemic.” “We know that flu seasons can be very severe and historically, can lead to thousands of deaths every year,” said Dr. Nicole Iovine, an epidemiologist at the University of Florida. “That added on to the ongoing pandemic … is extremely, extremely … Read more

Michigan man accidentally buys two lottery tickets, wins $1 million twice

A Michigan man thought he made a costly mistake by accidentally buying two identical $2 lottery tickets, but it turned out he hit the $1 million jackpot twice.  Samir Mazahem, 56, said he was saving lottery numbers online for the June 9 Mega Millions game when he realized he accidentally bought two of the same tickets.  “I went online and bought a ticket using numbers that are family birthdays. I forgot to save the numbers … Read more

Perry says WBBL hub life not sustainable long term

Ellyse Perry believes hub life may not be sustainable beyond this WBBL season as she and other players prepare for a unique mental health challenge in the coming five weeks. Key points: The WBBL season gets underway on Sunday, with all teams based in Sydney for the entire, 59-game tournament Cricket Australia and the Cricketers Association have boosted mental health resources for players The full WBBL season will be played despite Cricket Australia’s financial worries … Read more

Drivers cross into Wales as country goes into ‘firebreak’ lockdown

Cars and lorries drive into Wales as THREE police forces claim to be patrolling border as country goes into lockdown and First Minister Mark Drakeford bans sale of ‘non-essential’ items in supermarkets Police checkpoints will be set up on a key section of the Anglo-Welsh border, officers have confirmed  Controversial Welsh ‘firebreak’ lockdown featuring harsher restrictions runs from yesterday until November 9 Stores being told they are unable to sell items such as clothes to … Read more

Borat 2 is released one hour before debate

Borat ‘defends’ honey trap scene involving Rudy Giuliani as ‘innocent sexy time encounter with 15-year-old’ – as Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie is released early Borat 2 was released Thursday evening, a day ahead of schedule and just one hour before the second presidential debate The character sarcastically defended Rudy Giuliani in a video Thursday night  Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, called Giuliani’s honey trap scene in the film an ‘innocent sexy time encounter’ … Read more

Sacha Baron Cohen hits out at Rudy Giuliani over Borat honey trap clip

Full Borat movie sting scene shows Rudy Giuliani patting ‘Kazakhstan daughter’s’ back – as Sacha Baron Cohen says ‘heaven knows what he’s done with other female journalists in hotel rooms’ The video shows Giuliani patting a young woman posing as a conservative TV reporter on the hip in a New York City hotel room  President Trump’s personal attorney is also seen lying on the bed, tucking in his shirt with his hand down his pants as the … Read more

Inmate says COVID-19 restrictions at Whitespruce facility costing offenders jobs

Article content continued The man said approximately six inmates have lost their jobs because of being unable to go to work. He said the men were involved in landscaping, snow shovelling and manufacturing. Without steady work, he fears they will be at risk to reoffend. “If we get kicked out and we don’t have any jobs or any type of money, the first thing they’re gonna do is get back into crime again because that’s … Read more

Okanagan snowstorm breaks 120-year-old record for most snow in October

A 120-year-old record for most snowfall on an October day has been broken in Kelowna. The previous record was 12.7 cm in 1899, according to Environment Canada. Kelowna is currently sitting at around 13 cm of snowfall for the day. And in Penticton, the South Okanagan city matched a 95 year-old record at 11 cm of snowfall. Read more: Coronavirus: Dates of COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan school expanded, 11 cases now confirmed Residents were up … Read more

Saskatchewan restaurants, hotels prepare for pandemic winter

Saskatchewan’s hospitality industry is preparing for what could be a very gloomy season for the sector, both in terms of weather and business.  Even though the province’s reopen plan has worked well so far for many restaurants, the industry is bracing for the cold as they tackle trying to operate in the winter under COVID-19 pandemic regulations. With many patios forced to close, Saskatoon’s Taste Restaurant Group generally seats fewer customers when the mercury drops … Read more

For second straight day, U.S. Covid cases reach new high

For the second day in a row, the United States set a daily record for coronavirus cases when nearly 78,000 infections were reported. Friday’s 77,993 cases, as tallied by NBC News, topped Thursday’s 77,640. The previous high of 75,723 was set July 29. The new benchmarks were hit as the pandemic has accelerated at a pace not seen since the summer and as many local governments have reimposed restrictions to stop the spread of a … Read more

New conservative PAC launches satirical campaign ad: ‘Weekend at Biden’s’

With politics, sometimes it’s OK to lean back and relax.  Or to the side. Or even straight forward until you bump your head on the podium. A new satirical ad spoofs the hit 1980s movie “Weekend at Bernie’s” at the expense of former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. The ad shows two young aides through the night with a lifeless replica of the Democratic nominee for president. [embedded content] They go get the … Read more

Massachusetts man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman he met on Tinder

A Massachusetts man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman he met on Tinder, threatening to kill her and her child if she went to the cops, authorities said. Peter Bozier, 28, was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in Sudbury after the victim told investigators she was severely beaten and strangled while being held against her will at Bozier’s home, police said. CORONAVIRUS HAS CHANGED HOW TINDER USERS COMMUNICATE, LESS FOCCUS ON SEX … Read more

US Election 2020: Biden campaign seeks to clarify comments on ending oil

Related Topics US election 2020 US President Donald Trump has seized on a remark by his White House rival Joe Biden in a TV debate about shutting down the oil industry, as the Democrat scrambled to clarify the comment. Biden aides said he had been talking about ending fossil fuel subsidies, not the industry itself, when he spoke of a “transition” from oil. The Democrat meanwhile again attacked Mr Trump’s handling of coronavirus, saying: “He’s … Read more

New South Wales enjoys a second day of ZERO coronavirus cases

New South Wales enjoys a second day of ZERO local coronavirus cases with no patients left in intensive care – piling pressure on Gladys Berejiklian to ease even more restrictions New South Wales has reported five COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to Saturday  Each of the five cases are in hotel quarantine with no new locally acquired cases  Restrictions remain in place in NSW regarding public dining and gatherings  By Brett Lackey For Daily … Read more