Just-released polls contain bad news for President Trump and his Senate allies, with Joe Biden expanding the electoral map to states that have long been bastions of the Republican Party.
The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Zacarias Moussaoui is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado after narrowly escaping the death penalty at his 2006 trial. Instead, prosecutors pinned responsibility on Moussaoui because they said he could have prevented the attacks if he had not lied to the FBI about his knowledge of al-Qaida and its efforts to attack the U.S. when he was arrested in August 2001.
Rising floodwaters unleashed by two dam failures submerged parts of the central Michigan town of Midland on Wednesday, displacing thousands of residents and spreading into a Dow Chemical Co plant in the riverfront city. By late morning, the company said, floodwaters were confirmed to be "comingling with on-site containment ponds" at the sprawling Dow plant, located just upstream from a Superfund hazardous waste cleanup site on the rain-swollen Tittabawassee River. The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of "life-threatening" flooding as the Tittabawassee rose to historic levels.
The body of China's ambassador to Israel, who died earlier this week, was handed to Chinese authorities in a ceremony at Israel's Ben Gurion international airport on Wednesday. The coffin was placed on a black altar surrounded by white wreaths of flowers ahead of the body's repatriation to China.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said Wednesday that the state will "hold people responsible" for two dam failures Tuesday that caused severe flooding and forced 10,000 evacuations in areas along the Tittabawassee River.Whitmer said the dam failures were a known threat (regulators had revoked the Edenville dam's license in 2018 over its ability to handle floods) and Michigan will review "every legal recourse that we have" in its investigation into what caused the catastrophe.The flooding, which Whitmer said has been described by experts as a "500-year event," will likely have lasting consequences for the state, which is already dealing with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic. The governor promised to take aggressive action and procure aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal outlets, the Detroit Free Press reports.As for the flooding, Midland, Michigan's city manager said the peak is expected by Wednesday evening when water will have flooded an additional three feet. Read more at the Detroit Free Press.More stories from theweek.com Researchers estimate earlier lockdowns could have prevented tens of thousands of U.S. coronavirus deaths Taxpayers paid for food, a harpist, and goody bags for Pompeo's frequent 500-guest formal dinners Republicans are up in arms about Flynn's 'unmasking.' He was reportedly never masked in the first place.
Hertz is getting ready for a possible bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reported in April. Meanwhile, it's selling some of its coolest rental cars.
It’s not clear whether Republicans will endorse any aspects of Warner’s request, though the Senate intel panel has operated on a relatively bipartisan basis.
On Friday, an F-22 Raptor crashed near the base as well. Luckily, both pilots safely ejected.
At least three people were wounded in Arizona late Wednesday, one of them critically, after a gunman opened fire in a popular shopping and entertainment complex. Police in Glendale said officers responded to the sprawling Westgate Entertainment District after receiving multiple reports of an active shooter at around 7:25 p.m. By the time police arrived on scene, the shooting had already stopped and officers found the suspected gunman and “our officers challenged that suspect, and were able to safely take that person into custody,” Officer Tiffany Ngalula told reporters at a late-night press conference. No further details were immediately available on the victims or the suspect. Amid unverified reports the suspect had livestreamed the attack, Ngalula said police had “seen several videos surfacing on social media” but could not confirm anything further. A state lawmaker said he’d witnessed the incident, and there were “lots of shaken up people.” “I just witnessed an armed terrorist with an AR-15 shoot up Westgate. There are multiple victims,” state Sen. Martin Quezada tweeted. “I saw 2 victims with my own eyes. Not sure how many others I saw the shooter. Being told not to say anything else about details ’til I speak to police,” he wrote. Police urged the public to avoid the area as they conducted a second sweep throughout the massive complex. Ngalula stressed that police were still in the early stages of their investigation and “any information that we have right now is preliminary and is subject to change.”The shooting comes less than a week after Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order expired, and retail stores and entertainment centers were allowed to open up earlier this month. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
During a Yahoo News virtual town hall, the former vice president blasted the suggestion by the president's son that children should feel unsafe around him.