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Steve October 28, 2020

Auckland, New Zealand – Voters in New Zealand are expected to have voted “yes” in a referendum to legalise euthanasia when preliminary results are announced on Friday, underlining the measure’s consistent support among the public and the backing of newly returned Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Polling has put support for the legislation, one of two […]

Steve October 28, 2020

The last four years have provided us with a number of tantalizing mysteries. Just how many Melania Trumps are there? Who was White House Covid-19 patient zero? What, exactly, is going on with George and Kellyanne Conway? Will we ever recover from the Trump presidency? On Wednesday, one of its least intriguing open questions was […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Prosecutors in Los Angeles said they have filed seven additional sexual assault counts against adult film actor Ron Jeremy, which together with previous charges carry a maximum sentence of more than 300 years in prison. The seven new counts filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office involve six women and go back to […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Hurricane Zeta made landfall in southeastern Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm Wednesday afternoon before passing over New Orleans on Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service said that the eye of Zeta — which measured roughly 14 miles — was moving over the city at 6:51 p.m. ET. Video from the region showed Zeta’s […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Body camera footage released by Waukegan, Illinois, police shows the moments before the police shooting that killed a Black man and wounded a woman last week. Police released footage Wednesday of the fatal October 20 encounter that wounded Tafara Williams and killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. The shooting occurred just before midnight after an […]

Steve October 28, 2020

More than 1.5 million people in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden areas have been politically disenfranchised after the country’s election commission scrapped voting in those areas in next month’s general election, deepening concerns about the credibility of the country’s first poll since Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in 2015. The […]

Steve October 28, 2020

By Hannah RichardsonEducation and social affairs reporter Published duration9 minutes ago image copyrightPA image captionScenes like this GCSE exam will not be seen in Wales next year The Welsh exams regulator is recommending GCSE exams be scrapped in favour of assessments next summer, while some A-level papers would remain. Qualifications Wales said this was the […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Like plenty of young people in Texas, 19-year-old Carissa Timpf felt compelled to vote, even if it wasn’t easy. She requested an absentee ballot to vote by mail. But the University of Houston sophomore never got it. So she plans to make the four-hour drive home to Fort Worth to cast her first vote in […]

Steve October 28, 2020

If former Vice President Joe Biden wins election next month, an early task will be to rebuild a U.S. foreign policy team following the Trump administration’s sidelining of numerous veteran diplomats and retreat from global leadership on the world stage. Here’s a look at some of the top contenders for a possible Biden administration: National […]

Steve October 28, 2020

The US claims Haji Najibullah was involved in the 2008 kidnapping of a US journalist and two Afghan nationals. The US Justice Department on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging Haji Najibullah, an Afghanistan national, with six counts related to the 2008 kidnapping of an American journalist and two Afghan nationals. The department added that Najibullah, […]

Steve October 28, 2020

The US suspended probes into imports it suspected to be slave-made because of staff and data shortages, a report found. The United States’s efforts to block the illegal import of goods made by forced labour has been hampered by a lack of skilled staff and reliable data, a new report by a US government watchdog […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Hurricane Zeta slammed into storm-weary Louisiana on Wednesday with New Orleans squarely in its path, threatening to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland and batter homes and businesses with fierce winds in a Gulf Coast region already pounded by multiple storms this year. Some roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters […]

Steve October 28, 2020

The Supreme Court refused Wednesday to take another look, on a lightning fast track, at the issue of late arriving mail ballots in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, leaving intact a lower court ruling that said the state must count ballots that arrive up to three days after the election. It was the second […]