Author Michael Lewis joins The Final Round to talk his latest book 'The Fifth Risk', Trump, Wall Street, and the Fed.
Author Michael Lewis joins The Final Round to talk his latest book 'The Fifth Risk', Trump, Wall Street, and the Fed.
Palantir (PLTR) opened at $10 a share when it started trading on the New York Stock Exchange this Wednesday. The stock went as high as $11.42 during the first 10 minutes of trading.
President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday slapped sanctions on a powerful Cuban general and business leader, in its latest move to heap pressure on the communist island weeks ahead of US elections.
A Los Angeles man was charged Wednesday with attempting to murder two sheriff’s deputies who were ambushed as they sat in their car earlier this month, authorities said.Deonte Lee Murray, 36, is facing two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm after allegedly walking up to the car parked outside a Metro station on Sept. 12 and opening fire, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.“They became victims of a violent crime for one reason—they were doing their job and they were wearing the badge,” L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a press conference.‘Cowardly’: Video Shows Gunman Ambushing Two L.A. Deputies in Patrol CarMurray, who faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, was recently charged with attempted murder for an unrelated carjacking in Compton two weeks before the shooting. He faces further charges of being part of a criminal street gang, discharging a rifle inflicting great bodily injury and personal use of a rifle in the carjacking incident.The two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, identified in media reports as 31-year-old Claudia Apolinar and a 24-year-old man, were sitting in their car in Compton when Murray allegedly approached the front passenger side of the car and opened fire.A security video showed a man in dark clothing approaching the patrol car before raising his handgun and firing several rounds through the window. One deputy is then seen emerging from the car and stumbling for several seconds.“Despite being critically injured, deputies valiantly cared for each other’s wounds and safety, communicated their location and plight to others and tactically prepared for another attack,” the sheriff’s department said in an earlier statement, adding that the suspect fled the scene in dark a Mercedes-Benz.Apolinar was shot in the jaw while her partner was shot in the head—and both are now at home recovering.The shooting was seized on by President Trump, who claimed it was part of ongoing attacks on law enforcement by anti-police brutality protesters.While authorities on Wednesday wouldn’t comment on Murray’s motive, Kent Wegener, captain of the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau, said the 36-year-old “obviously hates policemen and he wants them dead, not specifically.”“It is part of the environment we are in right now,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva added.Murray was charged earlier this month over the Sept. 1 carjacking. He allegedly confronted another man in Compton, shot him in the leg then stole his car. Murray was found and arrested on Sept. 15 after a lengthy standoff in Lynwood.He is scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday, where prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $6.15 million.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.
A judge agreed to the Kentucky Attorney General's request for a delay in releasing grand jury recordings in the controversial Breonna Taylor decision.
Google's original Chromecast is seven years old, and despite multiple iterations since, it still runs the basic Cast interface from 2013. Today, the Chromecast is getting its biggest update, with the introduction of a built-in OS called... Google TV. Because some of Google's retail partners accidentally sold units of the new player, we've already know exactly what to expect.
A year after it launched the original Chromecast, Google debuted Android TV with the Nexus Player in 2014. Today, with the new Chromecast, the company is ready to bring back the Google TV name with a new interface built upon Android TV. Google’s Launch Night In event, is basically just confirmation of what we already saw.
Prodded by Biden and Chris Wallace during the debate to condemn white supremacists, Trump responded by telling extremist group the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by."
The question framed the existence of a human-made climate crisis as something that is for some Americans still debatableThe long-awaited climate question in last night’s presidential debate broke a 20-year silent streak from moderators on the crisis – thrusting it into primetime but also revealing just how stuck in the past much of the US is on the issue.After more than an hour of chaos as the candidates talked over each other, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump: “What do you believe about the science of climate change and what will you do in the next four years to confront it?”Former vice-president Al Gore – who was the last candidate asked directly about climate change in a general election debate, in 2000 – praised Wallace in a tweet for “asking serious and well-researched questions about the climate crisis”. In 2008, the vice-presidential candidates were asked to debate what is true and false about the climate crisis and the presidential candidates were asked about reducing US dependence on foreign oil.The exchange was the most substantive discussion yet of the climate crisis in a general election presidential debate, said Bracken Hendricks, co-founder of the climate group Evergreen Action. But, that is not necessarily saying much, given the previously low bar.“However, Chris Wallace also fell into several common traps of asking whether climate change is real and discussing the cost of action without the crucial context of the cost of inaction,” Hendricks said. “The moderators of future debates should build on this foundation and investigate the candidates’ divergent plans on the climate crisis.”The debate could have focused on the starkly contrasted futures Americans must choose between – tackling the crisis that global leaders call the biggest ever threat to human rights, or fueling it.Instead, Wallace framed the existence of a human-made climate crisis as something that is for some Americans still debatable, asking Trump “What do you believe about the science of climate change” and “[Do] you believe that human pollution, gas, greenhouse gas emissions, contributes to the global warming of this planet”.Science unequivocally shows humans are the predominant cause of global warming.Trump fell back on his common refrain that he wants “crystal clean water and air”, argued we have “the lowest carbon” and said China, Russia and India send up “real dirt into the air”.Wallace pushed Trump to explain his views on climate science, asking if he believes human pollution contributes to global warming of the planet.“I think a lot of things do, but I think to an extent, yes,” Trump said.Despite that response, Trump refused to acknowledge the impacts of climate change, which include worse wildfires. And he said climate action would drive energy prices “through the sky”.Trump proudly cheerleads fossil fuels. His administration has torn down essentially every federal climate action the US has ever undertaken. And his position on climate science waffles from thinking it’s a flat-out “hoax” to questioning that humans are the main cause and confusing it with air pollution.Biden, on the other hand, has laid out a $2tn plan to invest in green infrastructure that will try to eliminate US climate pollution by the middle of the century.Wallace queried Biden on his climate plans, and the former vice-president spoke at length about his proposal. He said it would create “millions of good-paying jobs” and that the cost of inaction is more severe weather. He took a jab at Trump for suggesting dropping a nuclear weapon on hurricanes – which are intensifying because of the climate crisis.Biden said he does not support a Green New Deal – a vision for large-scale spending to fight the climate crisis and inequality that has become a buzzword for Republicans who see Democrats as radical.“You just lost the radical left,” Trump said.Biden would put 40% of climate investments toward environmental justice, including in communities of color that are more likely to be surrounded by polluting fossil fuel infrastructure. But it stops short of progressive calls for Medicare for All and a federal jobs guarantee, two key components of the Green New Deal.While many climate advocates were elated that a climate question was asked at all, others were disappointed.“Hot and unpopular take: I would have been OK with Wallace skipping,” said RL Miller, political director of Climate Hawks Vote. “He asked a very shallow question with limited follow-up.”
British health experts admitted Wednesday that the coronavirus was out of control as case numbers and hospital admissions rise despite a slew of new restrictions on social gatherings.
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The shooting was captured on surveillance video, and left the two officers with head wounds
The Senate is set to approve a short-term spending bill to keep the government from shutting down.
“He did what I expected him to do last night,” Biden said in Ohio. “I think the phrase was: ‘Now he can become really vicious’ – that was his phrase.”
This is the full transcript from Tuesday night's first presidential debate between Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.
* Woman had non-diplomatic job at embassy, source says * Police looking for tall, dark-haired man aged about 30An American woman working for the US embassy in Kyiv has been killed in an apparent attack while she was jogging in the Ukrainian capital.A police statement said the victim was found unconscious from a head injury by railway tracks near Kyiv’s Nyvky Park and in the same district as the US embassy. She died in hospital. The statement said the police were looking for a tall, dark-haired man in shorts, T-shirt and running shoes, aged about 30.A police spokeswoman, Anna Zubreva, told the Kyiv Post that a forensic examination was under way to determine the cause of death.“We are heartbroken to report the death of an American member of the US Embassy Kyiv community,” an embassy statement said. “Officials from US Embassy Kyiv are currently working with authorities to determine the circumstances of the death.”According to one US source, the woman killed was the wife of a US foreign service officer, and had a non-diplomatic job in the embassy.Kyiv is seen by American diplomats as a relatively safe place to be posted. There have been incidences of harassment and break-ins, the source said, usually attributed to Russian intelligence working in Ukraine, but no physical attacks in recent years.To determine the cause of her death, the body was sent to a forensic medical examination center, the police spokeswoman told the Kyiv Post.The Kyiv embassy has been the focus of a US political struggle over the past two years. Donald Trump’s efforts to put pressure on the Ukrainian government to produce embarrassing or incriminating material on his challenger for the presidency, Joe Biden, led to the president’s impeachment.The former US ambassador to Kyiv, Marie Yovanovitch, who had refused to cooperate with the pressure campaign, was fired on Trump’s orders in May 2019, and became an important witness against him in the impeachment trial. Trump was acquitted by the Republican-run Senate in February this year.Ukraine continues to be a source of intrigue in the US election as Republicans target Biden over the role of his son, Hunter, on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, using material supplied in part by a Ukrainian businessman identified by US authorities as a Russian intelligence asset.
The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music for years to come. Twain is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “The Woman in Me” with a deluxe reissue set out Friday that includes remastered versions of the original 12 songs, remixes, live versions from her Las Vegas show and early recordings of the songs. Twain’s self-titled debut album in 1993, which she largely didn’t have a hand in writing, failed at the charts.
Biden campaign officials said the Democrat will take part in the second and third planned debates with Trump despite calls from some to drop them.
Democrat challenger Joe Biden on Wednesday branded Donald Trump's debate performance a "national embarrassment" for not addressing concerns of everyday Americans and failing to clearly denounce white supremacist groups.
Stocks rose Wednesday as investors considered the aftermath of a raucous first presidential debate and continued to eye developments among congressional lawmakers for further fiscal stimulus.