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Gun purchases soar in California amid COVID-19, violence concerns: study
An estimated 110,000 people in the Golden State recently purchased firearms and did so because of the global health crisis, including the 47,000 new owners.
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:56:10 -0400)

Trump says Hunter Biden was acting like a ‘vacuum cleaner’ in foreign dealings
President Trump said Hunter Biden was acting like a “vacuum cleaner” as he followed his father, then-vice president Joe Biden, on foreign trips to make business deals. “I mean his son walked around like a vacuum cleaner … and look this is the laptop from hell,” the president said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” “They...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:50:04 -0400)

Mom who killed alleged rapist says guilty plea was ‘lesser of two evils’
The Alabama woman who admitted to killing her accused rapist, claiming she acted in self-defense, insists she chose the “lesser of two evils” by pleading guilty to the slaying rather than take a chance at trial. Brittany Smith, a 33-year-old mother of four, pleaded guilty in October to murdering Todd Smith, a teenage friend she...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:37:32 -0400)

Trump rips Andrew Cuomo as ‘lowlife’ over COVID-19 vaccine doubts
President Trump ripped Gov. Cuomo as a “lowlife” on Tuesday for expressing doubt over the safety of a potential federally approved COVID-19 vaccine. The president called into “Fox and Friends” and weighed in on Cuomo’s comments from Monday. “When a politician — a real lowlife — when a politician is willing to say that and...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:25:50 -0400)

US businesswoman admits to Boris Johnson affair, plans to live together in NYC
An American businesswoman has admitted to having a years-long affair with British leader Boris Johnson — saying they even talked about starting a new life together in New York, according to a new interview. Jennifer Arcuri, 35, was previously investigated over allegations she received money and perks while Johnson was mayor of London — but...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:15:27 -0400)

Trump calls for special prosecutor to probe Hunter Biden’s ‘major corruption’
President Trump on Tuesday called for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate Hunter Biden's laptop that reveals his overseas business dealings.
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:54:05 -0400)

Prince Andrew reportedly went to topless photo shoot with accuser, Russian models
Prince Andrew allegedly laughed it up with Jeffrey Epstein as they watched a teen sex-trafficking victim and several Russian models taking part in a topless photo shoot in the pedophile multimillionaire’s Virgin Islands hideaway, according to a report about an explosive new book. The Duke of York also faces accusations that Epstein’s “sex slave” Virginia...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:24:41 -0400)

Trump is target of 97 percent of late-night TV hosts’ political jokes
Late-night TV hosts show clear bias in making President Trump the target of almost all of their political jokes -- while Joe Biden escapes virtually unscathed.
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:09:52 -0400)

NY, NJ could see taxes increase over 58 percent under Joe Biden: analysis
High earners in New York and New Jersey could see federal and state tax rates of more than 58 percent under former Vice President Joe Biden’s tax proposals, according to an analysis of the plan. While Biden would slice taxes for Americans earning under $400,000, those making more than that would face double-digit increases, the...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:07:43 -0400)

Post’s exposé on Hunter Biden soars online despite social media censorship
Twitter and Facebook’s censorship of The Post’s exposé about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine propelled the story to the top of those platforms last week, according to a report Tuesday. The story generated 2.59 million interactions (likes, comments and shares) on Facebook and Twitter — more than double the next-biggest story about President Trump...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:33:41 -0400)

Fauci reportedly quotes ‘The Godfather’ in response to Trump criticisms
Borrowing a line from “The Godfather,” Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted to President Trump’s takedowns by saying that the presidential broadsides were “nothing personal, strictly business,” according to a report. Trump skewered the nation’s top infectious diseases expert Monday, telling his campaign staff that “people are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, these people...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:00:31 -0400)

Submarine killer Peter Madsen reportedly escapes from prison with bomb threat
The Danish inventor who was convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist in a self-built submarine in 2017 escaped Tuesday from the prison where he is serving a life sentence  — but was quickly recaptured after a standoff with snipers. Peter Madsen was seen in dramatic video posted by the tabloid Ekstra Bladet surrounded...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:27:04 -0400)

COVID-19 outbreak infects every resident — and kills 10 — at Kansas nursing home
An outbreak of coronavirus at a privately-owned nursing home in Kansas has caused all 62 residents of the facility to become infected with the deadly virus. A total of 10 residents of the Andbe Home northwest Kansas have perished from the virus, while one person is being treated at a local hospital and 51 others...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 02:36:07 -0400)

Man putting up Black Lives Matter sign accused of firing shotgun at Trump supporters
A Maryland man is accused of firing a shotgun at a passing truck with a Trump campaign sign that honked as he was installing a Black Lives Matter sign on Saturday, new reports said. Douglas Kuhn, 50, was arrested and charged with assault over the alleged shooting outside his Kingsville home at about 2:30 p.m.,...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 01:22:00 -0400)

Cancer-stricken Rush Limbaugh gives update, says he’s ‘under a death sentence’
Rush Limbaugh revealed on his radio show Monday that a recent medical scan showed “some progression” of his cancer. The conservative radio host gave the solemn update after missing several shows earlier this month to receive treatment for advanced lung cancer, Fox News reported. “The scans did show some progression of cancer,” Limbaugh told his...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 01:06:19 -0400)

CDC issues ‘strong recommendation’ for mask mandate on airplanes, trains
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a “strong recommendation” that all passengers and employees on airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-share vehicles should wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The interim guidance also calls for facial coverings at transportation hubs like airports and train stations....
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:46:32 -0400)

Goldman Sachs to pay DOJ $2 billion for Malaysian corruption scheme
Goldman Sachs has reached a deal to pay the US Justice Department more than $2 billion for their role in a multi-billion dollar scheme in Malaysia, a report said Monday. The investment banking giant will avoid a criminal conviction in the deal, which will close years of investigations into the company’s investment in the 1MDB...
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:18:58 -0400)

Seven charged in alleged Florida flying squirrel trafficking ring
Seven people were charged as part of an alleged trafficking ring that sent thousands of flying squirrels from Florida to South Korea, authorities said Monday. Alleged poachers in central Florida trapped the flying squirrels — a protected wild animal in the state — before selling them to a licensed wildlife dealer who claimed to his...
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:46:30 -0400)

Florida man arrested for fatally shooting twin brother after pair drew guns on each other
A man in Florida was arrested and hit with a manslaughter charge for allegedly shooting his twin brother to death, a report said. The 23-year-old man, Thomas Parkinson-Freeman, was sitting in a parked car with his brother in Gulfport, near Tampa, Sunday evening when the shooting took place, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Police told...
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:16:20 -0400)

O.J. Simpson takes a stab at humor after Jeffrey Toobin masturbation scandal
O.J. Simpson took a stab at making light of the Jeffrey Toobin situation. The Juice compared Toobin to Pee-wee Herman in a short video clip posted to his Twitter just hours after the CNN analyst’s masturbation scandal broke. “Daaaaamn, Jeffrey Toobin. At least Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater,” Simpson said in the...
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 22:17:32 -0400)