Seven Democrats took part in a fiery debate in South Carolina Tuesday night—one more than in last week's primary debate. Tom Steyer joined Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg in the Charleston debate, co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus...
Idaho mother Lori Vallow was arrested in Hawaii last week in connection with the disappearance of her two children. According to Newser, the case is confusing. However, threads of information are surfacing. The first comes via the ex-husband of Vallow's niece, who filed paperwork in an Arizona court last week in connection with his own child custody battle. In his filing, Brandon Boudreaux alleges ex-wife Melani Boudreaux knows the whereabouts of JJ Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17. However, Boudreaux says she has an "unwillingness to cooperate with law enforcement in finding those children." Boudreaux also alleges that his ex is also part of a cult.
Top Moments From the Democratic Debate in South Carolina The debate was marked by fiery arguments, with the candidates shouting over each other on several issues. Fresh off his win of the Nevada Caucuses, Bernie Sanders faced attacks from the other candidates on several fronts. Sanders was called out on the complexity and cost of his Medicare For All plan, as well as his democratic socialist label. Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg faced further questions about his record on "stop and frisk," his tax returns and statements made to women employees. Racial red-lining, discriminatory wages and housing were addressed by several candidates, including Biden, Klobuchar and Steyer. On the topic of marijuana, Sanders said he would legalize it in his first 100 days while Michael Bloomberg indicated he supported decriminalization but not legalization. Asked the about severity of the coronavirus, many of the candidates stated they would restore funding of the CDC cut by the Trump Administration. On several occasions, former Vice President Biden called out the moderators for cutting him off at the end of his time. He also stated he would put a black woman on the Supreme Court if he was elected. When asked her motto, Senator Warren quoted scripture about treating each other with respect. Other topics addressed by the candidates included the U.S. embassy in Israel, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and relations with North Korea. The intense debate was the tenth and the final before the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are locked in a tight contest in South Carolina. That's according to a new NBC News/Marist poll ahead of the state's Democratic primary Saturday. Biden gets the support of 27 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina. Sanders gets 23 percent, which is well within the poll's margin of error of plus-minus 6 percentage points. Tom Steyer has 15%. Pete Buttigieg has 9% in the new poll.
The MLB is urging a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by five fans who say their fantasy baseball scores suffered because the Houston Astros stole signs . The plaintiffs are suing the MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Astros, and the Boston Red Sox (also accused of stealing signs ),...
Coronavirus May Be Long Warned 'Disease X,' Experts Say According to Bloomberg, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a mysterious illness, 'Disease X,' that could spark an international contagion. In the wake of the coronavirus and its global devastation, a WHO emergency committee member said that the virus may be the first to meet the criteria of 'Disease X.' Marion Koopmans, via 'Express.co.uk' More than 78,000 people in China have been infected with the virus in less than three months after it was first discovered. More than 2,300 have been killed. The disease has also spread to South Korea, Iran, Italy and the United States.
Japanese electronics maker Panasonic has declined to comment on reports it is planning to end its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state
Highlights of this day in history: The 1993 bombing of New York's World Trade Center; President Ronald Reagan rebuked over Iran-Contra; France's Napoleon Bonaparte escapes exile on Elba; Singers Fats Domino and Johnny Cash born. (Feb. 26)
A day after the WHO warned the world to be in a " phase of preparedness " for a possible COVID-19 pandemic, another dire warning on the novel coronavirus: Officials from the CDC and NIH warned Tuesday that spread of the virus in the US appears inevitable. "Ultimately we expect we will...
The college basketball player who spoke at Kobe and Gianna Bryant's memorial service Monday went on to make history: That night, after flying from LA to the Bay Area for the University of Oregon's game against Stanford, Sabrina Ionescu of the Oregon Ducks became the first NCAA player (male or...
In an interview with the Associated Press, two opera singers react to Placido Domingo's apology following allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. (Feb. 25)
Reuters reports a 19-year-old Arkansas man is appearing before a federal judge on Tuesday. The Justice Department is accusing him of attempting to blow up a vehicle at the Pentagon. Matthew Dmitri Richardson was caught by a Pentagon police officer on Monday while he allegedly tried to blow up the car in a parking lot of the building. Richardson was observed trying to light a piece of fabric that was inserted into the car’s gas tank.
A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California's catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation
Tokyo Olympics Could Face Possible ‘Cancellation’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Dick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympics Committee, recently sat down with The Associated Press to discuss the upcoming Olympics. According to Pound, although the Olympics are currently proceeding forward with “business as usual,” the IOC is taking the coronavirus outbreak very seriously. He estimates the committee has at least a two-month window to decide the fate of the Olympics. Dick Pound, via Associated Press If it is decided to be too dangerous to proceed with the games, Pound says they will be canceled, not postponed. Dick Pound, via Associated Press Pound also said moving the Olympics to another location would be unlikely, as countries traditionally spend years prepping for the event. Dick Pound, via Associated Press
The CDC said on Monday there were 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the US. This is apart from the 39 cases among those evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. It also excludes anyone who traveled to the city of Wuhan in China. The 14 confirmed cases included two new cases from Humboldt and Sacramento County in California. 21 of the cases are from repatriated Americans, according to Reuters. The CDC is preparing for the possibility of the spread of the virus through U.S. communities.
Chris Matthews isn't one to freely dole out apologies, leading the New York Times to call one extended to Bernie Sanders "a moment of humility." The Hardball anchor had come under fire—with Sanders reportedly extremely bothered himself—over comments he made Saturday during MSNBC's coverage of the Nevada caucus,...
Kirk Douglas' Foundation to Receive Majority of His $80 Million Fortune The legendary 'Spartacus' actor died on February 5 at 103 years old. Now, most of his wealth will go towards the Douglas Foundation. Among the organizations it helps is the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The Hollywood icon and his wife, Anne Beydens Douglas, started the nonprofit back in 1964. Anne herself still serves as a trustee on the foundation, which also benefits Westwood’s Sinai Temple and The Kirk and Anne Douglas Childhood Center. Douglas Foundation, via website Douglas Foundation, via website Douglas is survived by Anne and three sons, one of whom is Oscar-winner Michael Douglas.