Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
|Yahoo News/YouGov poll: With one week left, Biden's lead over Trump grows to 12 points — his biggest yet
Biden's lead is four times the size of Hillary Clinton’s national advantage over Trump at this point in 2016, underscoring how hard it will be for the president to pull off another upset on Election Day.
POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2020 3:27 PM
|Pennsylvania teen fatally shot while watching sunset in park with girlfriend, authorities say
Jason Kutt, the 18-year-old shot at Nockamixon State Park Saturday died from injuries, according to his family.
POSTED OCTOBER 27, 2020 7:52 AM
|Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl Indicted AGAIN Over Voter Intimidation
Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Ohio, once more over a racist robocall aimed at minority voters.Wohl and Burkman, who rose to some level of infamy online for blundering attempts to manufacture sexual assaults allegations against Democratic politicians and other Trump foes, have each been charged in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County with eight counts of telecommunications fraud and seven counts of bribery, a charge that includes attempts to convince people not to cast ballots. The indictment only adds to the growing mountain of criminal and civil problems facing the notorious pro-Trump pair.In late August, a robocall that claimed to come from Wohl and Burkman warned voters not to use mail-in ballots, falsely claiming that the ballot information would be used to enforce vaccine mandates and collect on credit card debts. In the call, which was sent to 67,000 voters in the Midwest, according to prosecutors, a Black woman warned potential voters not to send in mail-in ballots or risk being fooled by “the man.”“The right to vote is the most fundamental component of our nation’s democracy,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said in a statement. “These individuals clearly infringed upon that right in a blatant attempt to suppress votes and undermine the integrity of this election These actions will not be tolerated.”> Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl have been indicted in Ohio over an alleged robo-call operation targeting Black voters in Cleveland and East Cleveland, according to a news release from the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office. pic.twitter.com/OOnfJ9dbQ2> > — Nick Castele (@NickCastele) October 27, 2020Michigan’s attorney general charged Wohl and Burkman in a separate case on Oct. 1 for the same robocall, which was also sent to voters in that state. They have also been sued in New York in a civil lawsuit by people who received the call.Wohl, 22, and Burkman, 54, didn’t respond to an immediate request for comment.The pair have claimed they didn’t arrange the robocall. In the Michigan case, however, prosecutors intend to call as a witness the owner of a robocall company who prosecutors say will testify that his company was used by Burkman and Wohl to send the robocalls. Michigan prosecutors have also claimed they have an email from Wohl arranging the robocall’s scripts.Wohl is also facing felony charges in California over alleged violations of securities laws. The FBI is investigating the pair over the leak of juror questionnaires in the trial of former Trump adviser Roger Stone, according to sealed court documents obtained by The Daily Beast.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.
POSTED OCTOBER 27, 2020 1:07 PM
|Head of Virginia military academy resigns amid report of racist culture
J. H. Binford Peay III, who had been the institute's superintendent for 17 years, told its board he was stepping down after learning on Friday that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and "certain legislative leaders had lost confidence in my leadership ... and desired my resignation." "You have profoundly changed our school for the better," John William Boland, president of the school's Board of Visitors, said in a letter to Peay. Last week, Northam and several top elected officials and lawmakers wrote to the board to express concern "about the clear and appalling culture of ongoing structural racism" at the college.
POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2020 3:41 PM
|Armed villagers guard strategic gateway to Nagorno-Karabakh
Wearing camouflage and holding Kalashnikov rifles, volunteer villagers patrol a winding river in a Nagorno-Karabakh valley, defending a strategic area between the disputed region's capital and Armenia.
POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2020 9:51 AM
|'You will never, never get your credibility back': Schumer warns GOP that they have no right to tell Democrats how to run things when they're the majority after Barrett's confirmation
He warned Republicans that they now have no right to tell Democrats how to run a majority when the GOP are in the minority in the future.
POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2020 10:08 PM
|Judge rejects Trump request to be replaced in columnist's defamation lawsuit
A federal judge on Tuesday denied President Trump's request that he be replaced as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.
POSTED OCTOBER 27, 2020 10:34 AM
|100,000 people ordered to evacuate due to wildfires in Irvine, California
At least 60,000 people had already evacuated as of Monday evening, according to the city of Irvine.
POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2020 11:00 PM
|2 crew killed in U.S. Navy training plane crash in Alabama identified
The two crew killed in a Navy training plane crash Friday were identified Sunday as Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross and Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett.
POSTED OCTOBER 25, 2020 3:56 PM
|Trump revives 'Sleepy Joe' attacks, but gets the facts wrong
The president kicked off the first of three reelection rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday with his usual attack lines aimed at painting his Democratic opponent as cognitively challenged. But it was Trump who ended up looking confused.
POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2020 3:01 PM