October 30, 2020

Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians, NFLPA exec DeMaurice Smith trade barbs over value of protests

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith traded barbs Friday over the value of protesting.Arians made known Thursday he thought taking action was more important than protesting as teams canceled practice in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.BUCCANEERS HEAD COACH BRUCE ARIANS: ‘I DON’T KNOW IF PROTEST…

Adriana Cohen: Biden unfit to be president if he won’t debate Trump

If former Vice President Joe Biden backs out of participating in the upcoming presidential debates, then he’s unfit to occupy the Oval Office. It’s that simple.The American people expect — and deserve — to hear from presidential candidates and learn where they stand on a multitude of important policy issues affecting our lives. We need…

Douglas MacKinnon: ‘Election Day’ asteroid – not a political omen, but it is a warning

Have you heard about the “Election Day” asteroid?NASA is predicting it will give the Earth a very close shave the day before the presidential election. And while it is not being sent by a “Higher” or evenly “Heavenly Power” smiting us for either reelecting President Donald J. Trump or the prospect of a President Joe Biden, it is…

Colin Kaepernick pens note to LeBron James: ‘Thank you for staying true’

Colin Kaepernick sent a note of appreciation to LeBron James amid the NBA players’ strike over the police shooting of Jacob Blake last weekend.James revealed the note on Instagram in the days after the players forced the NBA to postpone playoff games as they looked for ways to combat social injustice. Kaepernick, who started a…

Study suggests 2020 polls may be missing ‘shy’ Trump voters

Republican and independent voters are twice as likely to not reveal their true preference for president in a telephone poll, a study found.CloudResearch, an online market research and data collection company, found that 11.7% of Republicans and 10.5% of independents said they wouldn’t share their true opinion, while only 5.4% of Democrats said the same.”That raises the possibility that polls understate…

The week in pictures, Aug. 22-Aug. 28

Here’s a selection of the most amazing images captured around the world in the past seven days. Enjoy!https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/08/918/516/01_GettyImages-1269227400.jpg?ve=1&tl=1Fireworks are seen above the Washington Monument and the White House at the conclusion of the final day of the Republican National Convention in Washington, Aug. 27, 2020.Tasos Katopodis/Getty Imagehttps://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/08/918/516/01_GettyImages-1269227400.jpg?ve=1&tl=1https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/08/918/516/02_AP20240529490876.jpg?ve=1&tl=1Chris Johnson sits outside his destroyed home after Hurricane Laura moved…

NBA owners didn’t unanimously support ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts during restart, insider says

The NBA was one of the leagues to take on social justice issues when they restarted in the Disney World bubble in July after a monthslong hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.In the wake of police-involved deaths of Black Americans and the unrest that followed, the NBA announced it would put “Black Lives Matter” on…

David Arquette says making wrestling documentary was ‘cathartic’: ‘I learned a lot about myself’

EXCLUSIVE: David Arquette’s career has taken many turns he never expected.The 48-year-old actor and aspiring professional wrestler is aiming to make a comeback in the ring and he’s ready to prove himself worthy to fans and critics alike.In his new documentary, “You Cannot Kill David Arquette,” the “Scream” star peels the curtain back on his personal life,…

Spurred by Jacob Blake, George Floyd shootings, Tyrese Gibson is taking action: ‘We’re being a voice for the voiceless’

Tyrese Gibson, one of Hollywood’s most notable Black performers as an actor, singer and songwriter, has a heavy heart in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back by Rusten Sheskey, a police officer in Kenosha, Wis. while his children looked on in an SUV.Blake was shot by the Kenosha police…

Blazers say Lillard leaving bubble for tests on injured knee

Portland guard Damian Lillard is leaving the NBA’s bubble at Walt Disney World for further tests on his injured right knee.Lillard will leave the bubble in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and return to Portland on Thursday, the Trail Blazers said. He was diagnosed Tuesday with a knee sprain, which occurred in Game 4 of the…

Portland protesters arrested after unlawful assembly declared near ICE building

Police in Portland made multiple arrests Wednesday night after a protest near an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) building that was declared an unlawful assembly.”Failure to comply with this order may subject you to citation or arrest, and may subject you to the use of tear gas, crowd control agents, and impact munitions,” police said.Around 10 p.m.…

Rep. Jeff Van Drew: Why I left Democratic Party – and how GOP keeping US strong, prosperous

America was founded by statesmen who were guided by strong moral and political principles. These principles have allowed this nation to flourish and continually improve itself.Often this has been a painful process, one that has been frequently stained by the blood and tears of the generations that have preceded us. Today, these fundamental principles are being…

Kenosha sees less turmoil Wednesday after three nights of violence

Protests in Kenosha, Wis., were less violent late Wednesday into early Thursday, a stark contrast to the previous three nights in the city that saw fires and clashes between police and demonstrators, as well as two people fatally shot, according to multiple reports.The Civic Center Park and the Kenosha County Courthouse served as the main areas where…

Oregon governor considers releasing 400 prisoners as coronavirus precaution: report

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is considering commuting the sentences of as many as 400 prisoners in the state’s detention centers as a coronavirus precaution, according to reports.The move would come as police in the state’s largest city, Portland, have their hands full with nightly riots and destruction for three straight months – with protests in other cities…

Portland police defend not engaging with clashing protesters as more ‘prudent’

Police in Portland, Ore., Tuesday said officers didn’t engage in violent clashes between rival protesters in downtown last weekend because they didn’t want to escalate tensions.“When you interject yourself as the police into this volatile mix sometimes it has a worse intention or worse outcome than what was happening initially,” Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said in…

Portland police declare riot after protesters break windows, enter City Hall

Portland police declared a riot late Tuesday night after protesters broke windows and sprayed graffiti at City Hall in downtown.Some protesters also went inside City Hall, according to KATU-TV in Portland.Officers made several arrests on the ninetieth straight night of racial injustice protests in the Oregon city.Police also declared a riot Monday night when protesters set…

Jennifer Pickens: Melania Trump makes strong case for president in Republican Convention speech

The star speaker Tuesday at the Republican National Convention was first lady Melania Trump. Standing on the shoulders of past first ladies who have addressed political conventions, she raised the bar for convention speeches by her successors.Mrs. Trump did a brilliant job making a compassionate case for keeping her husband in office, speaking from the…

Ingraham lauds RNC opening night as ‘breath of fresh air’ after DNC’s ‘America is racist nightmare’

The opening night of the Republican National Convention “stood in sharp contrast to the doom and gloom, ‘America is racist’ nightmare” put on by the Democrats last week,” Laura Ingraham argued Monday.”It felt like millions of patriotic hardworking Americans were exhaling a sigh of relief after a very difficult last six months,” added “The Ingraham Angle” host.Monday night’s remarks by a variety of…

Jessa Duggar Seewald says she was in a ‘spiritual depression’ due to unrealistic expectations of Christian life

Jessa Duggar Seewald has opened up about her struggles in faith.The “Counting On” star, 27, took to Instagram on Saturday to discuss her recent religious journey, which included doubting herself.After growing up in a religious household, Seewald admitted that she struggled in her teens and late 20s with her relationship with God.”I felt a bit…

Mollie Hemingway reflects on first night of RNC as being for ‘average Americans … not celebrities’

The first night of the Republican National Convention provided a platform for “average Americans” to share “the philosophy that leads them to support the Republican Party,” Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway told “The Ingraham Angle” Monday.” I thought last week that a lot of the problems that Democrats had for the convention was related to how it was a virtual convention and the Republicans would have…

Kenosha protesters, police clash in second night of unrest

Police and protesters in Kenosha, Wis., clashed for a second night Monday following the shooting of a Black man that touched off civil unrest similar to that in other cities across the country.Officers deployed tear gas in an attempt to disperse a crowd outside the Kenosha County courthouse. Gov. Tony Evers deployed 125 Guard members to…

Girl, 16, dies in cliff fall at popular hiking destination in western New York

A 16-year-old girl plunged to her death after falling from a steep ledge in western New York on Saturday afternoon, according to reports.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office said the girl’s name and the circumstances of the accident, which happened around 6 p.m. in Zoar Valley, were not immediately released as the investigation is ongoing. A…

Paris Hilton details alleged abuse at Utah boarding school for the first time: ‘Continuous torture’

Paris Hilton is opening up for the first time publicly about enduring abuse while attending boarding school as a teen.The 39-year-old hotel heiress will appear in an upcoming documentary about her life in which she will expose never-before-heard details about some of the pain she suffered as an adolescent.In a new interview with People, the…

Goodell tells Fox Sports’ Acho ‘I wish we had listened earlier’ on kneeling, race

Emmanuel Acho, an ex-NFL linebacker and current analyst for Fox Sports 1, sat down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during an interview for Acho’s “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” show, which aired on social media Sunday night.Goodell, who claimed that he is “very comfortable” talking about race, said that when Colin Kaepernick and other players…

Biden responds to Trump’s attack on his mental fitness; Harris calls primary clash ‘distraction’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has two words for President Trump when the current occupant of the White House questions his mental fitness: “Watch me.”Biden, who sat down for his first interview alongside running mate Sen. Kamala Harris of California, feistily defended his capabilities after months of Trump deriding him over gaffes and verbal screw-ups while on the…

Trump: If Biden is elected, ‘China will own our country’

President Trump told Fox News’ Steve Hilton on Sunday that he would be open to completely decoupling the U.S. economy from China, before warning:  “If Biden is elected, China will own our country.””I don’t want to set the world on fire right now,” Trump said during an exclusive interview on “The Next Revolution.” TRUMP SAYS RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA’S XI…

Raptors overwhelm Nets 150-122 to finish first-round sweep

Norman Powell scored 29 points, fellow reserve Serge Ibaka added 27 points and 15 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors steamrolled into the Eastern Conference semifinals by routing the Brooklyn Nets 150-122 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.The Raptors lost Kyle Lowry to an ankle injury in the first quarter but the defending NBA champions…

Louisiana police shoot, kill Black man outside store

Louisiana police shot and killed a man accused of wielding a knife at a store Friday night in Lafayette. Officers from the Lafayette Police Department were called to a convenience store at 8 p.m. Friday about a man with a knife, the Louisiana State Police said. Video of the incident shows 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin quickly walking away…

Tennessee ramps up punishments for protesters, including loss of voting rights

Tennessee’s Republican governor quietly signed a bill earlier this week creating harsher punishments for protesters, including increased jail time and loss of voting rights.Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill Thursday revising criminal laws related to peaceful protesting, after months of demonstrations in front of the state Capitol building in Nashville.The bill, put forward by the state Senate, makes…

House passes $25B in ’emergency’ Post Office funding, Trump threatens veto

The House of Representatives Saturday passed a $25 billion funding infusion to the United States Postal Service in a bill that also would reverse new cost-cutting measures and ban any efforts to slow down the mail until at least next year.The vote was 257-150 with 26 Republicans joining the Democrats.Democrats called the rare “emergency” session in the middle of…

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