Barr attacks Justice Department staff, compares them to preschoolers

Attorney General William Barr slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him on Tuesday, equating them to preschoolers, in a defense of his own politically tuned decision making in the Trump administration.
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NJ cops get nearly $2.5 million payout for alleged dildo harassment
That’s some dil-dough! A New Jersey borough will pay out nearly $2.5 million to a handful of cops who were allegedly harassed for more than a decade by a large dildo, The Post has learned. The payment settles a lawsuit filed in 2018 by five officers and a part-time employee of the Mountainside Police Department...
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Coca-Cola launching its first alcoholic beverage next year
There will be more than just fizz when Coca-Cola launches the alcoholic version of its Topo Chico sparkling water along with beer giant Molson Coors Beverage in the United States. It will be the beverage giant's first alcoholic drink in the country.
Medical school class writes own Hippocratic Oath acknowledging racism, Covid-19 deaths and the killing of Breonna Taylor
A group of students started a new tradition at their medical school by creating a more inclusive Hippocratic Oath to acknowledge racism, the coronavirus pandemic and the killing of Breonna Taylor.
Amy Coney Barrett meets with senators ahead of SCOTUS confirmation vote
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday began meeting with senators who are expected to vote soon on her confirmation. Barrett kicked off the traditional charm offensive with a three-minute press gaggle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Mike Pence. “We’re pleased today to welcome Judge Barrett to begin the process...
The best sales to shop today: Yankee Candles, Timbuk2, Amazon brands and more
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LVMH calls Tiffany prospects ‘dismal’ in new effort to squash takeover
Louis Vuitton owner LVMH is escalating its efforts to wiggle out of a $16 billion takeover of Tiffany & Co. with a new lawsuit blasting the jeweler’s business prospects as “dismal” thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The luxury conglomerate led by French billionaire Bernard Arnault filed a new lawsuit Monday claiming that it’s entitled to...
Pence urges Dems to meet with Barrett, says Supreme Court nominee would 'uphold the Constitution'
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said that Senate Democrats should meet with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during a brief statement to reporters as the nominee prepared to meet with several Republican senators.
Risk of severe coronavirus resulting in uptick of weight loss surgeries: report
Top health experts have voiced an uptick in obese patients seeking weight loss surgery in a bid to protect themselves from a heightened risk of severe COVID-19.
San Diego Cathedral Defaced With Biden 2020, Swastika and BLM Graffiti
The cathedral was one of two Catholic churches in San Diego vandalized with swastika symbols over the weekend.
Trump’s Pennsylvania problem
Two new polls paint a clear picture of Trump the underdog.
Taylor Swift fans troll Jake Gyllenhaal on Instagram with ‘All Too Well’ lyrics
When Gyllenhaal posted a childhood photo of himself wearing glasses on Instagram, Swifties went wild.
Two exotic tick species found in Rhode Island for the first time, officials say
Two exotic species of ticks have been discovered for the first time in Rhode Island, state officials announced Monday.
Trump says “Russia, if you’re listening” was a joke. There’s tape to prove otherwise.
Trump speaks in Middletown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Trump is layering lie upon lie to rewrite the history of his encouragement of Russian hackers. Trump accused reporters this weekend of mischaracterizing comments he made in July 2016 publicly encouraging Russian hackers to attack Hillary Clinton. But the way he described those comments is completely at odds with reality, and there’s video to prove it. “Do you remember when I said, ‘Russia, if you’re listening, find her emails,’ or whatever the hell I said? ‘Find her emails,’ and then we all laughed together, 25,000 people in a stadium,” Trump said at a rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. “They cut it off exactly before we all started to laugh together, right? And for two years they’ve been saying, ‘He dealt with Russia. He asked Russia to please get her emails,’ or whatever the hell we were asking ... the whole place cracks up with me ... this is how dishonest these people are.” This is no doubt part of his never-ending effort to discredit the media. Watch: Trump lies and says his infamous July 2016 call for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton happened in front of "25,000 people in a stadium," when in fact it happened at a news conference.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 27, 2020 Trump made the remarks in question during his first campaign, saying, “Russia, if you’re listening — I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens.” But Trump did not say this to a cheering and laughing crowd at one of his rallies. He actually said it in front of a handful of reporters during a news conference at his Doral property in Florida. That news conference wound up being his final one before the election, in large part because of the negative stir his remarks generated. Furthermore, nobody laughed when Trump said it, and his comments are just as bad in context as they are when the “Russia, if you’re listening” line is considered on its own. Here’s the footage: Jim Acosta of CNN, the reporter who asked the question that prompted Trump to say “Russia, if you’re listening” at the July 2016 news conference, tweeted on Tuesday morning that “the reporters at the news conference didn’t laugh. And Trump didn’t appear to be joking.” The president seems to be trying to turn reality on its head, even though there’s tape to prove otherwise. Trump is spitting on his supporters and telling them it’s raining Retconning the incident has become a staple of Trump’s campaign speeches. On September 19 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, for instance, Trump brought it up and claimed “everybody laughed” and “it was a joke,” then added the lie about it happening at a rally for the first time over the weekend. Even if Trump didn’t mean for his comments to be taken seriously, Russian hackers apparently did. According to Robert Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officials, on the same day Trump made those comments, Russian hackers “attempted after hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a third-party provided and used by Clinton’s personal office. At or around the same time, they also targeted seventy-six email addresses at the domain for the Clinton Campaign.” Trump has made clear in the years since that he doesn’t think foreign interference in American elections is a bad thing, insofar as it helps him. In October 2019, Trump flatly told reporters that he thought the Chinese and Ukrainian governments “should investigate the Bidens.” Those comments were widely condemned but were defended as just a joke by Republican members of Congress like Kevin McCarthy and Roy Blunt, even though footage of the comment showed Trump was serious. REPORTER: What exactly did you hope the Ukrainian president would do about the Bidens?TRUMP: "I would think that if they were honest about it, they'd start a major investigation ... they should investigate the Bidens ... China likewise should start an investigation."— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 3, 2019 Trump’s comments about the July 2016 news conference were especially shameless, but they were far from the only brazen lie he pushed in Middletown. He told his supporters that just prior to the coronavirus hitting the US, “we were coming together ... I was getting calls from stone-cold, hard-line Democrats,” even though in reality he had just been through an impeachment trial. He claimed 35,000 people attended his Friday evening rally in Newport News, Virginia, but local reports indicate there were around 4,000. And he appeared to fabricate stats about excess mortality in order to mislead people about how hard hit the US has been by Covid-19. Trump once advised his supporters in 2018 to “just remember — what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.” He’s not subtle about it. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. 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Washington Football notes: Dwayne Haskins’ accuracy, running back roles, rookies on rise
Dwayne Haskins' accuracy numbers are among the NFL's worst, a running back rotation has emerged and two rookie receivers are stepping up.
Amnesty International to stop work in India, cites government harassment and threats
Amnesty International announced Tuesday it would close its operations in India after its bank accounts were frozen and its executives were interrogated following the publication of two reports by the group that criticized the government's human rights record.
Lincoln Project, Captain Sully and Vote Vets Drop Blistering Trump Attack Ad Ahead of First Presidential Debate
"Leadership is not just about sitting in the pilot's seat. It's about knowing what you're doing, and taking responsibility for it," Sullenberger says in the political ad. "Being prepared, ready and able to handle anything that might come your way."
Rape victim in India dies weeks after assault, hundreds protest at hospital
LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI, India – A woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system died on Tuesday weeks after authorities said she was raped by a group of men, triggering protests in New Delhi with hundreds gathering at the hospital where her body lay. Her case was the latest in a string of gruesome crimes...
Starbucks employee fired for writing ‘defund the police’ on drink order
A Starbucks employee in Houston has been fired after scrawling the message “defund the police” on a customer’s order, according to a report. Photos of the three drinks — which had labels bearing the message — were posted on Facebook Sunday by Raseac Eibbed, who said her ex-husband had purchased the beverages from a Starbucks...
'Aggrieved' juror in Breonna Taylor case wants grand jury recordings released, attorney says
An anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case believes "certain questions were left unanswered," the person's attorney said.
Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah dead at 91
Kuwait ruler and key US ally Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah died on Tuesday, his office announced on state television.
Op-Ed: Don't believe self-serving messengers. Logging will not prevent destructive wildfires
Logging bills, like the one introduced by Sen. Feinstein, are being promoted as solutions. But removing trees could actually make wildfires worse.
Brittany Matthews flips off Patrick Mahomes haters during Chiefs’ win
Hi, haters, Brittany Matthews sees you.
Police report 911 emergency call service outages in multiple states
Police departments in several states reported interruptions to 911 emergency call service on Monday night. The Minneapolis Police Department said 911 lines “are not operational nationwide” but provided few other details. The issues extended to departments in many states, including Minnesota, Delaware, Arizona, Indiana, Colorado and Pennsylvania. “ATTENTION: The 911 lines are not operational nationwide....
Ohio demands General Motors pay $28 million for shuttering Lordstown factory
Ohio officials ordered General Motors to repay $28 million in state tax credits after it shuttered a factory it promised to keep open for three decades. The state’s Development Services Agency says the Detroit auto giant broke the terms of 2008 economic-development deals by closing its Lordstown plant in March of last year — a...
Beyond Meat plans to triple distribution at Walmart amid growing demand
Beyond Meat said on Tuesday its burger patties will be available at more than 2,400 Walmart stores from next week, as it triples distribution with the retailer to tap into the growing demand for its plant-based meat products during the pandemic. Demand for fully cooked plant-based alternatives jumped 25 percent in the four weeks to...
Experience the wonders of Singapore on this virtual tour
Singapore is like a super modern microcosm of Asia, where you can experience the cultures of India, China and Malaysia without leaving the city.
Save the Children? Extremist conspiracy movement QAnon fabricates pedophile claims against Joe Biden as election looms
QAnon has hijacked the Save the Children movement to push baseless pedophilia claims against Joe Biden and other Democrats before the election.
Pregnant Chrissy Teigen gets two blood transfusions amid hospitalization
The model said it "sounds so much more dramatic than it is."
The coronavirus has killed this many health care workers, according to country's largest nurses union
More than 1,700 health care workers have died of COVID-19 and related complications — after many of them said they didn’t have adequate personal protective equipment, according to the country’s largest nurses union.
‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Cast Reacts to Releasing a Zombie Show During an IRL Pandemic
"I would stand by what the show says, which is that the hope is on the youth," Julia Ormond told Decider.
'The families we create sustain us': 'Boys in the Band' cast talks 'beauty' of polarizing gay classic
"The Boys in the Band" was a landmark gay play when it debuted in 1968. Now a Netflix movie starring Jim Parsons, does it still resonate?
Breonna Taylor case grand juror 'wants to make sure the truth gets out,' lawyer says
‘It’s Frightening All Around.’ Former Intelligence Officials Warn Trump’s Debt Is a National Security Threat
One of the fastest ways to be denied a security clearance, current and former intelligence officials will tell you, is to carry a load of debt. And then there’s President Donald Trump. New revelations in a New York Times report show Trump allegedly has $421 million of debt coming due over the next four years.…
'Real Housewives' star NeNe Leakes calls out Bravo, Andy Cohen; talks 'systemic racism'
NeNe Leakes, longtime star of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," is calling out the show's network, Bravo and executive producer Andy Cohen.
Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with McConnell, top Republican senators
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with a number of prominent Republicans on Capitol Hill, but no Democrats yet.
Team Biden Has Yet to Consent to Trump Campaign's Request for an Earpiece Check Before Debate
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden's team has yet to consent to the Trump campaign's request to have the ears of both candidates inspected for listening devices prior to the first presidential debate.
Did the Chiefs expose the Ravens' offensive flaws?
USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones breaks down how the Ravens need to improve to be real AFC contenders.
Texas sheriff and former county attorney indicted on evidence tampering charges in Javier Ambler's death, a Black man who died during arrest
A grand jury has indicted Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody and former Williamson County general counsel Jason Nassour for tampering with physical evidence in the investigation of the death of Javier Ambler II, a Black man who died during an arrest last year, the district attorney announced Monday.
California Wine Country ravaged by wildfires
California firefighters battled destructive new wildfires in wine country north of San Francisco.
What Donald Trump and Joe Biden Have Said About a Second Stimulus Check for Americans
Both candidates are expected to discuss the pandemic and the economy during the first presidential debate Tuesday night.
'Pokémon Go' Connectivity with Pokémon Home Coming Before End of 2020
Gigantamax Melmetal will be available for the first time when connectivity begins.
Florida Warns of Superspreader Events at Church Choirs and House Parties As All State Coronavirus Restrictions Lifted
Health officials are investigating two potential coronavirus superspreader events in Orange County.
Which Democrats Are Meeting With Amy Coney Barrett, and Which Are Refusing?
So far four Democrat senators have said they won't meet with President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, as they find the process "illegitimate."
Spinning Back Clique: On Israel Adesanya's brilliance, Masvidal vs. Covington, Pacquiao vs. McGregor
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Feinstein spotted without mask at Dulles Airport despite calls for 'mandatory' policy
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was spotted without a mask at Dulles International Airport.
Titans have eight positive coronavirus tests, giving NFL its first potential outbreak
The positive tests included three players and five team staffers. The Titans and Vikings, their opponent Sunday, have shut down in-person team activities.
Ex-Hollywood Reporter, Billboard exec Lynne Segall lands at The Wrap
A former top executive at The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, who exited the trade publications in April downsizings, has landed at their smaller digital rival, The Wrap. Lynne Segall will be joining as the chief revenue officer of The Wrap, a newly created post. She had been the executive vice president and group publisher of...
15-year-old charged in NYC drive-by shooting that killed 2 teens at basketball court
New York City cops have arrested a 15-year-old boy in the brazen July murders of two teens gunned down as they played basketball in a drive-by shooting caught on video.