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Lowe's kicks off holiday shopping with 'Season of Savings' sale Thursday amid COVID-19 with more online deals

Lowe's is kicking off its vacation savings earlier than in previous years with more online specials as in-store door openers.
The North Carolina-based hardware store chain is kicking off its new Season of Savings sale on Thursday in a holiday season that retailers say is unparalleled in the coron...

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Trump pushes for major COVID-19 deal over Senate Republican objections

By Susan Cornwell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for a comprehensive COVID-19 bailout, saying he would accept a deal worth more than $ 2.2 trillion despite his Senate Republicans' major spending measures reject.
"I want to make it bigger than the Democrats," Trump...

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Russian media may be joining China and Iran in turning on Trump

Chinese outlets that once showed cautious optimism about Donald Trump's business-processing abilities are now expressing outrage at his chaotic style. Greg Baker / AFP via Getty Images
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It's easy to overlook the way the rest of the world understands America's chaotic campaign season.
In many ...

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Sen. Loeffler under fire in free-for-all Georgia Senate special election debate

ATLANTA - Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins accused the others of lying in their first debate and touting their own conservative credentials, while Democrat Raphael Warnock attacked Loeffler for teaming up with a Congressional candidate who stood up had admitted unsubstantiated QA...

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Russia to open defence ministry office in Serbia in push to deepen military ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has authorized its Ministry of Defense to open an office in Serbia, a government document showed when Moscow urged to strengthen military ties with its traditional Balkan ally, even if Belgrade wants to join the European Union.
Serbia suspended military exercises with fo...

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Microsoft's Windows 10 is breaking PCs

The latest Windows 10 from Microsoft Corp. seems to damage some PCs, resulting in the tech giant encrypting and fixing the issues.
According to TechRadar, the two latest updates KB4579311 and KB4577671 did not install and error messages were displayed on some PCs. Some of the error messages inclu...

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European Equities: China Stats, COVID-19, and Geopolitics in Focus

Economic calendar:
Tuesday October 20th
German PPI (MoM) (Sep)
Thursday October 22nd
GfK German Consumer Climate (Nov)
Flash on consumer confidence in the Eurozone
Friday October 23rd
French Manufacturing PMI (Oct) Prelim
French Services PMI (Oct) Prelim
German Manufacturing PMI (Oct) Prelim
Germ...

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Bangladesh garment workers pray for orders as pandemic shreds exports

From Ruma Paul
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh apparel factory owner Shahidullah Azim laid off 20% of its workers after the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Azim is now watching the second wave in Europe and the United States, staring at "an unprecedented crisis."
He is not alone. Bangladesh ...

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Oil dips after OPEC+ meeting as Libyan supply boost weighs

By Stephanie Kelly
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil plunged Monday, weighed down by concerns over rising coronavirus cases around the world and Libya's plan to increase production, but hopes for a U.S. fiscal package have brought some support.
Analysts also focused on a meeting of the OPEC + monitoring c...

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AUD/USD and NZD/USD Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Aussie, Kiwi Face Rate Cut Pressure

The Australian and New Zealand dollars closed lower last week, with both currencies under pressure from potentially bearish action from their respective central banks. Lower demand for higher-yielding assets and a stronger US dollar also hurt the Aussie and Kiwi.
The greenback was primarily aided...

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Factbox: Huawei's involvement in 5G telecoms networks around the world

(Reuters) - Swedish regulators on Tuesday banned the use of telecommunications equipment from Huawei and ZTE in China on their 5G network ahead of the spectrum auction scheduled for next month.
The United States has urged allies to ban Huawei from next-generation 5G networks for security reasons....

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We analyzed a conservative foundation's catalog of absentee ballot fraud. It's not a 2020 election threat

Leila and Gary Blake didn't want to miss the moose hunting season.
It was 2000 and the election was against their plans, so the Wyoming couple moved to vote by mail.
But the Blakes had moved five miles down the street from 372 Curtis Street to 1372 Curtis Street and crossed a city boundary. When ...

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China says U.S. should stop meddling after exiled Tibetan leader visits State Department

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's State Department said the United States should stop meddling in its internal affairs immediately after the chairman of the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile met a US State Department official in Washington.
Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Adminis...

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Hernández: Here's why the Dodgers will win the World Series for first time in 32 years

The NL title trophy will be handed out by the players after the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 7 at Globe Life Field on Sunday night in Arlington, Texas. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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The video of Kirk Gibson's homerun will never retire, but the frequently played highlig...

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EHNAC and UDAP.org Announce Launch of Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program

Supports the scaling of the interoperability requirements within ONC and the associated CMS Final Rules with a focus on technical standards; Enables trust and transparency for organizational and individual access to data
FARMINGTON, CT / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2020 / The Electronic Healthcare N...

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Trump mocks Hunter Biden’s drug addiction while praising his own children

President also suggested Dr. Fauci and the news media one (Getty Images)
President Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden's son Hunter for his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction Monday while praising his own children at a rally in Arizona.
"Can you imagine Don Jr. having the trouble, where's Hunter...

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Party-switcher puts Kansas Senate seat in play for Democrats

SALINA, Kan. - Kansas Senate candidate Barbara Bollier was a lifelong Republican, but in 2018 she decided she'd had enough: Annoyed by the party's shift to the right in Washington and Topeka, the 62-year-old lawmaker divorced the GOP and became a Democrat .
Two years later, she asked Kansans to j...

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Sister of hiker lost for 12 days in Zion National Park says she was injured, hungry

Carter Evans speaks to the sister of the formerly missing hiker, Holly Courtier, who was found in Zion National Park. She says Courtier was injured and without food for 12 days.

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Philippines' president takes responsibility for thousands of deaths during drugs crackdown

In a typically bombastic address, Mr. Duterte told the nation that he was glad to be held personally responsible - Robinson Ninal Jr. / Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division
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The Filipino president said he was responsible for the thousands of murders committed during police operation...

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Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots

Joe Biden's transition team is screening a handful of Republicans for possible cabinet positions - despite doubts, it will find new support from the right and the risk of upsetting the left.
Reaching the aisle to select senior members of his administration could support Biden's credentials as a u...

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Submarine murderer Peter Madsen surrounded by armed officers after escaping Danish prison

The convicted killer escaped from prison on Tuesday morning
Danish submarine killer Peter Madsen was seized by police on a street in central Copenhagen on Tuesday morning after a bold jail break.
The 49-year-old escaped before 10 a.m. and was free for more than two hours, despite making it only 5...

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Hopeless in Baltimore, ground zero of US 'urban apartheid'

Demon Lane says his east Baltimore neighborhood is still ravaged by drug trafficking, deadly gunfire, rat-infested vacant houses and hopelessness, regardless of who wins the US presidential election in November.
Its area is predominantly black, deeply poor and devastated by decades of neglect. Th...

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Bruce Springsteen Reckons with Mortality

Creating and maintaining the character "Bruce Springsteen" is a 50 year old and extremely successful project by Bruce Springsteen. But at 71, the Springsteen myth is on one side, as the man himself is facing the same truth we all face, from which no celebrity can protect him. From 1965 to 1968, S...

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The Trump administration let aviation companies lay off more than 16,500 workers while taking coronavirus relief funds — some used the money to pay executives — according to a congressional report

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and United States President Donald Trump attend a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak in the White House press conference room on March 17, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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The Trump administration's delays in implementing a coronavirus bailout program "resu...

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Stanley Tucci taught fans how to make the perfect Old Fashioned before noon, and mixologists say he 'nailed it'

Stanley Tucci recently showed his fans how to make the perfect old fashioned. Stanley Tucci / Instagram
Stanley Tucci is back on Instagram with a new cocktail class.
This time he demonstrated how to make an old fashioned one and whipped one for his wife, Felicity Blunt, at 11:30 a.m.
Tucci's reci...

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Israel says UAE visit 'making history' - Palestinians call it 'shameful'

By Stephen Farrell and Dan Williams
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - On a historic first visit to a Gulf Arab nation, a delegation from the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by high-ranking U.S. officials, arrived in Israel on Tuesday to cement a normalization treaty signed last month.
The United Arab Emira...

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CDC criticizes White House medical adviser's discredited mask claim

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has criticized a leading coronavirus adviser to the White House for spreading misinformation about face coverings, which could potentially escalate the feud between the administration and public health officials within the federal govern...

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NFL power rankings 7.0: Cowboys come crashing down and there's a new number one

SportsPulse: The Cowboys are currently a bottom five team and we have a new number one after the Green Bay Packers were throttled by Tampa Bay. Mackenzie Salmon reveals our biggest risers and fallers in this week's power leaderboard.

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Protest arrests show regular Americans, not urban antifa

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested across the country as violent urban left-wing radicals while protesting against racial injustice. However, an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tells a different story.
Very few of the...

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Marines Will Be Seeing More of These Red Patches on Utility Covers. Here's Why

No, they do not constitute confirmed killings or warrant officers in training.
The Marines will see additional sleeves and trouser pockets with red spots after the 2nd Landing Support Battalion is reactivated on Friday at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
The unit had not been active in more than fou...

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