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Fox Host Apologizes After Wildfire Segment

Fox News turned a few heads Friday with its choice of music during a segment on wildfires, Mediaite reports. Special Report with Bret Baier was using footage from Fox 31 in Denver as it reported on a fire that's been raging in Colorado for over a week. "At least five...

Virus is pummeling Europe's eateries — and wint…

The coronavirus pandemic is surging across Europe with renewed force and, with winter coming, its restaurant industry is struggling

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California Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Make…

California Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Make Drivers Employees. On Thursday, a California appeals court told the ride-sharing companies that their drivers can no longer be classified as independent contractors. Uber and Lyft can appeal to the California Supreme Court within the next 30 days. Both companies have contributed to a nearly $200-million campaign, Prop. 22, in an effort to keep drivers as independent contractors in California. According to NPR, it's the most expensive ballot campaign in the state's history. Today's ruling means that if the voters don't say Yes on Proposition 22, rideshare drivers will be prevented from continuing to work as independent contractors, ... , Uber spokesperson Matt Kallman, via NPR. ... putting hundreds of thousands of Californians out of work and likely shutting down ridesharing throughout much of the state, Uber spokesperson Matt Kallman, via NPR. Uber and Lyft claim the gig economy laws of California do not apply to them since they are "tech platforms" rather than "transportation businesses.". San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera says both companies have been "breaking the law for years.". This is a victory for the people of California and for every driver who has been denied fair wages, paid sick days, and other benefits by these companies, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, via NPR

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Jennifer Dulos' Family Makes a Big Request

The family of a missing Connecticut mother wants her declared legally dead—an unusual move that a judge says she'll have to study, ABC News reports. Jennifer Dulos disappeared in 2019 during a custody battle with husband Fotis Dulos, who was arrested for her murder in 2020 and died a...

How Do Votes On Election Day Get Counted?

When the polls close on Election Day and no more voting is allowed, the election judge at each polling place has poll workers seal all the ballot boxes. The boxes are sent to a central vote-counting facility. This is usually a government office, such as a city hall or county courthouse. There, if paper ballots are still used, election officials manually read each ballot and add up the number of votes in each race. Where punch-card ballots are used, election officials count the ballots by hand, then run them through a mechanical punch card reader, which prints out a tally. For absentee/mail-in ballots, they're first cross-checked against voter registration records, to ensure there's no fraud taking place. On Election Day—but never before—state election officials count the mail-in ballots, and add the tally to the ballots cast in-person. With newer, fully computerized voting systems, the vote totals are transmitted automatically, or via removable digital media, to the central counting facility.

Voters wait in long lines for early voting in New…

Video captures lines that wrap around blocks in different parts of New York State as early voting begins on Oct. 24.

Coming Home Again (Clean Trailer)

Trailer for 'Coming Home Again' starring Justin Chon, Jackie Chung, Christina July Kim, Leesa Kim, John Lie

Reporters Ask McConnell: What's Wrong With Your…

Sen. Mitch McConnell pretty much punted this week when asked about apparent bruises and bandages on his hands, the Guardian reports. "Of course not," he said Thursday when asked if the public needed details. The 78-year-old—who also had blue discoloration around his mouth—didn't respond when asked whether he...

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Sentencing for Terror Attack Facilitator: 'He…

The California man who provided the guns used in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting has found out his fate. The San Bernardino Sun reports that 28-year-old Enrique Marquez—who was convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and making a false statement on federal firearms-purchase forms—was...

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Observers say Tanzania's presidential vote is…

Tanzania’s opposition faces a new obstacle in its quest to unseat President John Magufuli in Wednesday’s election: It says the government has made it difficult to accredit thousands of opposition electoral observers who want to ensure the vote is fair

Fire is used to keep trains running during bitter…

Fire is used to keep trains running during the bitter cold. #trains #winter #science

Trump Says Israel and Sudan Have Agreed to…

Trump Says Israel and Sudan , Have Agreed to Normalize Relations. President Trump made the announcement on Friday, less than two weeks before the election. According to CNN, before talks of normalization could move forward, . Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok requested that the country be removed from the state sponsor of terrorism list, which it has be on since 1993. Trump signed an executive order to implement Sudan's removal from the list. According to CNN, if both the House and Senate pass veto-proof joint resolutions of disapproval within 45 days, . Congress can overturn the decision to remove Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list

Dr. Fauci Had Doubts on a Mask Mandate. He's…

On Friday, the US reached what CNN calls a "harrowing milestone": the nation's highest daily count of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with 83,010 cases recorded, per the COVID Tracking Project . Forbes notes that the previous one-day record was 76,842, recorded on July 17. And as...

Five Facts About U.S. Presidential Elections

To vote in a presidential election, you need to be an American citizen, be at least 18 years old on Election Day, and vote in the state in which you reside. Candidates tend to focus their campaigns on 'swing states,' where candidates from both parties have won in recent elections. The party with the most seats in each house gets the top leadership positions. That party has an enormous influence on which laws are considered and voted on.

Rough surf off the coast of Maine

On Oct. 23, foamy waves crashed against the rocky shores of Ogunquit, Maine, as a strong wind blew through.

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The Last Sermon

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Suspected Culprit Emerges in Mystery 'Havana…

Remember "Havana syndrome"? That's the term often used to describe the weird, inexplicable ailments that began affecting US diplomats in Cuba in recent years. Now two investigative pieces, one by the New York Times and the other at GQ , seek to shed more light on what's happening. Both make clear...

The 'Terminator' Just Got Another Body Upgrade

Even the "Terminator" gets laid up now and again. People reports that actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the mend after undergoing heart surgery in Cleveland. "Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary...