Israel to extradite woman to Australia in child sex case

Sep 21, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Monday approved the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, potentially paving the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal battle. Malka Leifer, a former educator who is accused of sexually abusing several former students, has been fighting… […]

India, China commanders again talk to end border standoff

Sep 21, 2020

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding talks Monday aimed at resolving a tense monthslong standoff along their disputed border in the mountainous Ladakh region.Details of the talks, held on the Chinese side in the Moldo area facing the Indian-controlled Ladakh region, weren’t immediately disclosed. For the first time, a… […]

The states with the best and worst census response rates

Sep 21, 2020

Minnesota is leading the country in self-response rates to the 2020 census while Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, is dead last, according to Census Bureau data.Nearly 75 percent of Minnesota residents responded to the census by phone or mail or online, while just 34 percent of Puerto Rico residents self-responded.Census workers across the country are… […]

Emmys 2020: The best moments from the (mostly) virtual ceremony

Sep 21, 2020

The warmhearted comedy “Schitt’s Creek” and the acerbic corporate satire “Succession” nabbed top honors Sunday night at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The ceremony was unusual this year, to say the least: Jimmy Kimmel, the emcee, took the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in front of rows of empty seats; winners accepted… […]

New body camera policy in New York after death of Daniel Prude

Sep 21, 2020

New York’s attorney general said Sunday that her office will begin “proactively” releasing police body camera video when unarmed civilians die at the hands of officers, a move prompted by the suffocation this year of Daniel Prude in Rochester.State Attorney General Letitia James said the new policy, which is effective immediately and aims to bring… […]

Biden raises $141 million more than Trump

Sep 21, 2020

Joe Biden’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising committees raised $466 million cash on hand, the presidential candidate’s team announced late Sunday.Why it matters: President Trump’s campaign raised $325 million cash on hand, his campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh announced Friday. In the spring, Biden was $187 million behind Trump and the Republican… […]

Virtual Emmys address chaotic year for American TV and society

Sep 21, 2020

The Emmy Awards Sunday night addressed the major U.S. issues this year — including the protests on systemic racism and police brutality, the wildfires engulfing parts of the West Coast, the census, the pandemic, essential works and the election.Why it matters: Award shows have always addressed wider cultural issues, but this year — amid unprecedented… […]

Arrest over Trump letter containing poison ricin

Sep 21, 2020

A suspect was arrested for allegedly “sending a suspicious letter” after law enforcement agents intercepted an envelope addressed to President Trump containing the poison ricin, the FBI confirmed in an emailed statement to Axios Sunday.Details: The suspect, a woman, was arrested while trying to enter New York from Canada, law enforcement sources said. The big… […]

Pollsters Warn Comparing Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton Is Pointless

Sep 21, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s polling lead is reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s advantage over President Donald Trump throughout the 2016 election cycle.And that similar advantage preceding her surprise defeat has led to speculation over the possibility of a similar result this time out.However, despite this temptation to measure the two campaigns against each other, pollsters… […]

Emmys 2020: Zendaya and ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Break Major Awards Records

Sep 21, 2020

The Primetime Emmys 2020 has now given out its major awards, with Succession, Schitt’s Creek and Watchmen among the shows taking home multiple trophies. One of the most surprising wins of the night, meanwhile, was Zendaya, who made history by winning in one of the most competitive races of the night.The 24-year-old actor won the… […]

State Trooper Accused of Selling Stolen Military Equipment, Faces 25 Years In Prison

Sep 21, 2020

An Illinois state trooper could face more than two decades in prison after he was arrested over an alleged scheme to sell stolen military equipment.Former marine Rafael Montalvo, 31, was taken into custody on Friday on charges of conspiracy, theft of government property and transporting stolen goods between states.He was immediately stripped of his police… […]

Jake Gardner, Bar Owner Indicted in Killing of Black Protester, Dies by Suicide

Sep 21, 2020

A white bar owner charged with manslaughter after fatally shooting a Black protester has died by suicide, his attorneys said.Last week, a grand jury indicted Jake Gardner over the shooting death of 22-year-old James Scurlock during protests in Omaha, Nebraska on May 30.Gardner, a former Marine, was found dead outside a medical clinic in a… […]

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