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Contrasting responses to COVID-19 restrictions highlights split among evangelical Christians

Contrasting responses to COVID-19 restrictions highlights split among evangelical Christians

In May, journalist Mindy Belz was frustrated by the way she saw white conservative Christians in America responding to the pandemic. Belz, by contrast, told Yahoo News that her tweet in May was driven by disappointment in the response of many American Christians to COVID-19.

Elderly couple who wouldn't evacuate killed in Colorado wildfire

Elderly couple who wouldn't evacuate killed in Colorado wildfire

The couple, in their 80s, cherished their home and refused to leave, the sheriff and family said. There are no other known missing people in the blaze.

US Senate votes 51-48 to advance the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before final vote on Monday

US Senate votes 51-48 to advance the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before final vote on Monday

The federal judge is just one step away from becoming the newest member of the high court, in one of the swiftest nomination processes in memory.

'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose

'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose

The Asian giant hornets can wipe out a colony of honeybees in hours.

Spain declares state of emergency over coronavirus as Italy closes cinemas, theatres and gyms

Spain declares state of emergency over coronavirus as Italy closes cinemas, theatres and gyms

Pedro Sánchez, the prime minister of Spain, declared a state of emergency and imposed a nationwide curfew on Sunday, as Italy closed down event halls and Bulgaria’s leader tested positive for coronavirus. Under Spain’s state of emergency, which was due to come into force on Sunday, citizens must...

Polls: Biden has the edge in Florida and North Carolina

Polls: Biden has the edge in Florida and North Carolina

A third poll shows the Democratic nominee tied with President Donald Trump in Georgia.

Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam

Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam

Ethiopia on Saturday denounced “belligerent threats” by President Trump over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Blue Nile River. This comes a day after Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it has called an existential threat.

Family of hiker missing for 2 weeks in Mount Rainier pushes for active search

Family of hiker missing for 2 weeks in Mount Rainier pushes for active search

Sam Dubal, 33, went missing while on an overnight trip that began Oct. 9. His family is pleading for three more days of searching.

Opposition leader flees Venezuela, heads towards Spain and the United States

Opposition leader flees Venezuela, heads towards Spain and the United States

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López escaped from the South American country and was traveling on Saturday to Spain, where he will spend time with his family before eventually heading towards the United States to continue the efforts to outs the Nicolas Maduro regime, sources close to the...

A white woman yelled 'f--- Black Lives Matter' at a Starbucks barista after she told her to wear a mask

A white woman yelled 'f--- Black Lives Matter' at a Starbucks barista after she told her to wear a mask

An unnamed white woman yelled at barista Alex Beckom when she told her she had to put on a mask in Starbucks. A video of the encounter went viral.

Viable unborn children can live without their mothers — our Constitution protects them

Viable unborn children can live without their mothers — our Constitution protects them

Our court has never recognized a constitutional right to life for unborn children. But with Amy Coney Barrett on the court, that may finally change.

Cameroon: Children killed in attack on school in Kumba

Cameroon: Children killed in attack on school in Kumba

Officials have blamed Anglophone secessionists for the attack on a private school in a restive region.

Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses that left at least 69 people dead. The police order could further...

'An incredibly tragic day for Ocala': Florida police chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash

'An incredibly tragic day for Ocala': Florida police chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash

The death of Greg Graham, who became Ocala's 30th police chief in January 2012, stunned the central Florida city northwest of Orlando.

More than 57 million Americans have already voted, suggesting a huge voter turnout for 2020. But it's not clear who that would favor.

More than 57 million Americans have already voted, suggesting a huge voter turnout for 2020. But it's not clear who that would favor.

Americans have already cast 41% of the total votes submitted in 2016, and there is more than a week to go.

Trump reportedly doesn't 'want to help some' GOP senators amid warnings of 'potentially catastrophic' election

Trump reportedly doesn't 'want to help some' GOP senators amid warnings of 'potentially catastrophic' election

Josh Holmes, a top adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), told Politico he thinks the Republican Party could win more Senate races than people expect on Nov. 3, but the fact that there are so many close contests means "you could have a whole bunch of scenarios play out on...

Indiana student, 20, killed by stray bullet while visiting New York City

Indiana student, 20, killed by stray bullet while visiting New York City

Indiana University sophomore Ethan Williams had dreamed of a trip to New York City ever since seeing a Spider-Man movie as a child, his family said.

More mass testing in China after 137 virus cases in Xinjiang

More mass testing in China after 137 virus cases in Xinjiang

Chinese officials were racing Sunday to smother a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the country's far northwest after 137 new infections were discovered.

Protestors storm churches in Poland on the fourth day of unrest after a court ruling tightened the country's already-strict abortion laws

Protestors storm churches in Poland on the fourth day of unrest after a court ruling tightened the country's already-strict abortion laws

The court banned abortion in the case of fetal defects, making abortion legal only in cases of incest, rape, or danger to the mother's life.

Ocasio-Cortez Declines to Promise Support for Pelosi as Speaker, Will Back ‘Most Progressive Candidate’

Ocasio-Cortez Declines to Promise Support for Pelosi as Speaker, Will Back ‘Most Progressive Candidate’

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday hedged on whether she would support Nancy Pelosi as House speaker again, saying she will support the "most progressive" candidate."If Speaker Pelosi runs again, as she just indicated she will if the Democrats keep the House, will you...

CNN's Jake Tapper presses White House chief of staff after new round of coronavirus cases among top officials

CNN's Jake Tapper presses White House chief of staff after new round of coronavirus cases among top officials

CNN’s Jake Tapper grilled White House chief of staff Mark Meadows after it was revealed that top aides to Vice President Pence tested positive for COVID-19. Under CDC guidelines, this development would call for Pence, who has been in close contact with them, to self-isolate. But Pence is still...

Californians see power shutoffs as winds, fire danger rise

Californians see power shutoffs as winds, fire danger rise

Hundreds of thousands of Californians lost power as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires and the fire-weary state braced for a new bout of dry, windy weather. More than 1 million people were expected be in the dark Monday during what officials have said...

Singapore halts use of flu vaccines after 48 die in South Korea

Singapore halts use of flu vaccines after 48 die in South Korea

Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them in South Korea died, becoming among the first countries to publicly announce a halt of the vaccines' usage. South Korea reported that 48 have died as of Saturday after getting...

Women donors emerge as new power brokers in 2020 election as Democrats look to flip the Senate

Women donors emerge as new power brokers in 2020 election as Democrats look to flip the Senate

Record-high campaign contributions from women helped Democrats take the House in 2018 and now women have their sights set on the Senate.

Report: If re-elected, Trump will immediately fire FBI Director Christopher Wray

Report: If re-elected, Trump will immediately fire FBI Director Christopher Wray

Should President Trump win a second term, he plans on immediately firing FBI Director Christopher Wray, two people who have discussed the matter with Trump told Axios. Trump is also expected to quickly replace CIA Director Gina Haspel and Defense Secretary Mark Esper. They aren't the only...

Supreme Court sides mostly with Republicans in last-minute voting cases

Supreme Court sides mostly with Republicans in last-minute voting cases

More rulings on election procedures with mail-in ballots in key battleground states are expected before Nov. 3

The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

This luxury flying apartment costs an hour what a New York City studio costs for an entire year. The difference being this one kills COVID in the air.

'Not just numbers': The women disappearing in Peru

'Not just numbers': The women disappearing in Peru

Thousands of women go missing in Peru every year and many are never found.

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.

UK 'SBS' special forces storm tanker and detain stowaways in Channel

UK 'SBS' special forces storm tanker and detain stowaways in Channel

Troops from the Special Boat Service, a navy special forces unit whose headquarters in just a few miles away from where the vessel began showing signs of distress, boarded the Nave Andromeda near the Isle of Wight off southern England. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel...

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for the now-completed removal of 14 pieces of Confederate statuary that dotted...

Hurricane force gusts prompt extremely critical fire risk in California

Hurricane force gusts prompt extremely critical fire risk in California

Meanwhile, record shattering cold brings heavy snow and wind chills below zero to Colorado.

Americans Should Brace for 100,000 New COVID Cases a Day, Experts Say

Americans Should Brace for 100,000 New COVID Cases a Day, Experts Say

“You should be prepared for how bad it’s going to get.”The words of Dr. William Haseltine, an internationally renowned infectious disease expert, summarized the resounding—and sobering—takeaway from several public health experts and epidemiologists who spoke to The Daily Beast on Saturday, hours...

AOC backs Biden but takes aim at his fracking policy: 'It will be a privilege to lobby him'

AOC backs Biden but takes aim at his fracking policy: 'It will be a privilege to lobby him'

Young progressives ‘want to vote for who they are going to lobby,’ New York congresswoman says

The Barrett Vote: There’s Not a Good Reason for Mike Pence to Preside Over It

The Barrett Vote: There’s Not a Good Reason for Mike Pence to Preside Over It

Five aides to Vice President Mike Pence, including chief of staff Marc Short, have tested positive for COVID-19. Pence and Short reportedly were in close contact as recently as Friday, but Pence has decided to continue campaigning across the country — and preside over the Supreme Court confirmation...

Singapore Airlines doesn't want to dethrone its original world's longest flight even though the new one is 3 miles longer – here's how the two will differ

Singapore Airlines doesn't want to dethrone its original world's longest flight even though the new one is 3 miles longer – here's how the two will differ

The new Singapore-New York route is one of the few new international routes to launch during the pandemic, but the airline is keeping it low-key.

George Floyd death: A city pledged to abolish its police. Then what?

George Floyd death: A city pledged to abolish its police. Then what?

Minneapolis has struggled to keep a promise that made global headlines after George Floyd's death.

Qatar 'forcibly examined' women, drawing angry diplomatic response

Qatar 'forcibly examined' women, drawing angry diplomatic response

Female passengers flying from Qatar were subjected to invasive searches after a premature baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom, in an incident labelled "offensive" and "grossly inappropriate" by Australia's government.

Brexit talks could see Merkel intervene after France refused fishing compromise

Brexit talks could see Merkel intervene after France refused fishing compromise

Brexit talks face a roadblock this week after France refused to compromise on fishing, with Government sources hoping Angela Merkel will intervene to break the impasse. Sources close to the negotiations said that Emmanuel Macron was refusing to soften his stance and had adopted an “egregious”...

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions not just about dorms or tuition but also American work visas. The session with parents fell in the chaotic first months of Donald Trump’s presidency. After an...

Snow due to hit Colorado wildfire areas

Snow due to hit Colorado wildfire areas

"We don’t anticipate it will be a season-ending event, but we do believe it will help us a great bit," said a fire incident spokesman.

South Korea pharma Celltrion's COVID test gets U.S. emergency use authorisation

South Korea pharma Celltrion's COVID test gets U.S. emergency use authorisation

South Korea's Celltrion Inc said on Monday it has received emergency use authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its rapid COVID-19 testing kit Sampinute, which boosted shares of the company and its affiliates. Celltrion said Sampinute delivers coronavirus...

They're key allies of Benjamin Netanyahu. They're also fueling Israel's big COVID-19 spike

They're key allies of Benjamin Netanyahu. They're also fueling Israel's big COVID-19 spike

Israel's ultra-Orthodox are key to Benjamin Netanyahu's bid to stay in power, but their resistance to coronavirus restrictions is causing tensions.

Miami nurse sues doctor colleague, says he ‘deliberately’ infected her with COVID-19

Miami nurse sues doctor colleague, says he ‘deliberately’ infected her with COVID-19

A Miami-Dade nurse practitioner and mother of a 2-year-old said she was deliberately exposed to COVID-19 by a Miami physician at their place of work. She has filed a lawsuit against him, the medical office and the hospital that owns the medical office.

Hotels are trying to attract families with gourmet cooking classes, cabana classrooms, and yoga breaks as kids continue with remote schooling across the US

Hotels are trying to attract families with gourmet cooking classes, cabana classrooms, and yoga breaks as kids continue with remote schooling across the US

Hotels are beckoning families with "schoolcation" packages that tap into their newfound flexibility to travel during the school year.

Police chief: Illinois officer who shot Black couple in car fired

Police chief: Illinois officer who shot Black couple in car fired

A police officer who shot a Black couple inside a vehicle — killing a 19-year-old man and wounding his girlfriend — has been fired, the police chief announced Friday.

Erdogan doubles down in backlash against Macron's Islam comments

Erdogan doubles down in backlash against Macron's Islam comments

The backlash against President Emmanuel Macron's comments on Islam intensified Sunday, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again urging him to have "mental checks" and protests in Muslim-majority nations.

British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert detained in Iran moved out of desert prison

British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert detained in Iran moved out of desert prison

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic who has been detained in Iran for the past two years, has been moved from the notorious desert prison of Qarchak to an unknown location. Her move was first reported by the Iranian Association of Human Rights Activists, who said that she was...

Dr. Fauci contradicted Trump's repeated claims that the US is 'rounding the corner' on COVID-19. It's 'actually going in the wrong direction'

Dr. Fauci contradicted Trump's repeated claims that the US is 'rounding the corner' on COVID-19. It's 'actually going in the wrong direction'

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that a recent surge in COVID-19 cases show the country is "actually going in the wrong direction."

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