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|How a Pennsylvania law could delay presidential election results for days or even weeks
If Pennsylvania has a repeat performance of its primary, America is in trouble. Election results in Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary took weeks to be announced. But state officials told Yahoo News they’re confident that results won’t take as long to be announced in the fall election.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 4:51 PM
|CDC chief says masks better at stopping coronavirus than a vaccine
“This face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine,” Dr. Robert Redfield said. “If I don't get an immune response, the vaccine's not going to protect me. This face mask will."
POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 1:35 PM
|Students and parents complained after a Dallas high school's class assignment placed the accused Kenosha shooter on a list of 'modern heroes'
Rittenhouse was suggested as a "hero for the modern age" along with Malcolm X, George Floyd, and Joseph Rosenbaum, a man allegedly shot by Rittenhouse.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 11:39 PM
|Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows.' Scientists want to keep it that way.
Lockdowns and protective measures like the widespread wearing of face masks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have driven influenza infections to record lows, according to a new CDC study.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 2:22 PM
|Woodward on decision not to release Trump recordings early: ‘My God, I would have if I could save one life’
Investigative journalist Bob Woodward joins Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff to discuss his new book, “Rage.” In the weeks leading up to publication, Woodward has come under fire for not releasing audio recordings of President Trump privately acknowledging the potential severity of the coronavirus pandemic as early as February. He explains, however, that due to the nonlinear nature of reporting, it would not have been feasible to release the audio recordings early because of a lack of context.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 3:51 PM
|Mexico asks U.S. for answers about alleged migrant detention abuse
Mexico said on Wednesday said it had formally requested a report from U.S. authorities regarding alleged negligent practices in U.S. immigration detention centers, citing accusations of sexual abuse and unauthorized hysterectomies. The request come after a complaint by a whistleblower nurse alleging that detainees in a Georgia immigration detention facility had improperly received hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures. The complaint did not specify the nationality of the affected detainees.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 11:10 PM
|Kremlin chafes at Navalny team taking suspected evidence
The Kremlin accused colleagues of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday of hampering a Russian investigation by taking items from his hotel room out of the country, including a water bottle the colleagues claimed had traces of the Soviet nerve agent that German authorities said was used to poison Navalny. Navalny's colleagues revealed Thursday that they removed the bottle and other items from the hotel room in Siberia and brought them to Germany as potential evidence. “Regrettably, what could have been evidence of poisoning was taken away,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 8:40 AM
|Rosh Hashanah has begun: What to know about the two-day Jewish holiday that leads into Yom Kippur
Rosh Hashanah, which begins on Friday and ends Sunday, kicks off the most important week of the year for Jewish people. Here's why it is so important.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 6:06 AM
|Tesla driver charged for appearing to be asleep with the seat fully reclined while traveling at over 86 mph
Canadian authorities said the man was going over 86 mph before being stopped, where police discovered fully reclined seats.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 11:42 AM
|The man behind Trump’s campaign against 'critical race theory'
The programs Rufo targeted are intended to improve communication, defuse tensions and promote equal opportunities among co-workers of different races and ethnicities, and are analogous, or identical to, similar programs that have been a staple of corporate human relations departments for decades.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 8:00 AM