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Nearly 1 in 4 Sailors From Navy Destroyer Test Positive for COVID-19

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Nearly one out of every four sailors from the Navy's USS Michael Murphy guided missile destroyer in the Pacific Fleet has tested positive for COVID-19, according to two U.S. military officials who spoke with NBC News.All positive cases are ashore in Hawaii and no one has been hospitalized, the officials said. The ship has been…...
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NYC Councilman: Businesses, Not Schools, Should Close First

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New York City is going through a second COVID-19 wave and cases are rising fast, but Mayor Bill de Blasio's call to shut down schools shows that "priorities are totally backward," New York City Councilman Mark Levine, who chairs the council's health committee, said Thursday. "We have to act, but schools should not have been the first…...
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Trump’s Vaccine Team Will Not Brief Biden Administration: Senators

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Officials from President Donald Trump's vaccine distribution effort have not briefed anyone on President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, and have no plans to do so, Democratic U.S. senators said after a White House call on Thursday."Just off a conference call with Trump Administration vaccine distribution team," Senator Chris Murphy said on Twitter. "They confirmed that…...
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Kaepernick Calls for Release of Philly Cop Killer

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Racial justice activist Colin Kaepernick is calling for the release of convicted cop killer and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal — and police are pushing back.During a Monday virtual conference with supporters fighting for Abu-Jamal’s release, the free agency NFL quarterback argued it’s time for the 64-year-old convict’s release."We're in the midst of a movement that…...
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Judge Halts Federal Execution of Man in Texas Teen’s Killing

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A federal judge halted the scheduled execution Thursday of a man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old Texas girl, bludgeoning her with a shovel and burying her alive.The ruling was handed down just hours before Orlando Hall was scheduled to die by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. He would…...
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Sen. Rand Paul to Newsmax TV: Fauci Will ‘Keep Us Masked Until End of Time’

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says the U.S. government should push hard to get a coronavirus vaccine released and Dr. Anthony Fauci is trying to slow down that process, saying the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases wants to ''keep us masked until the end of time.''''The masks aren't working, social distancing's…...
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Lawyer in Trump’s Pennsylvania Lawsuit Under Fed Protection After ‘Threats of Harm’

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A Philadelphia lawyer who briefly helmed the campaign’s main election lawsuit in Pennsylvania was reportedly placed under U.S. Marshals protection after getting “threats of harm.”In a Wednesday filing in a federal court in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump’s lawyers stated Linda Kerns, was “the subject of threats of harm, to the point at which the involvement of…...
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Former CDC Director: Study Raising Doubt on Masks is Wrong

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A new study from Denmark casting doubt on the effectiveness of mask-wearing in fighting the spread of COVID-19 drew criticism from former CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden, who said the study took place in Denmark when infections were low there.Writing in an opinion piece in Annals of Internal Medicine"[T]he daily incidence of new confirmed COVID-19…...
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Georgia Trump Supporter Denied Order Halting Vote Certification

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A conservative Atlanta lawyer failed to win a court order halting certification of Georgia’s election results showing Joe Biden won the state over President Donald Trump by more than 12,000 votes.U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by L. Lin Wood claiming Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and state election board…...