The stock market is usually a good predictor of presidential winners, but this year is different

The worst pandemic in a century and one of the sharpest downturns since the Great Depression are making the usual winning signs harder to read.      
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Businessman pays $250K ransom after being kidnapped in home invasion
A retired Alabama businessman was kidnapped during a home invasion and forced to wire $250,000 to his captors before they released him unharmed. Elton B. Stephens Jr., whose father founded EBSCO Industries in 1944, was kidnapped at 7 a.m. on Sept. 11 from a rental home in Birmingham, where police said a pair of suspects,...
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This Army-backed research could unlock ways to combat sleep deprivation
New discoveries uncovered by Army-backed scientists may help future soldiers better combat the ever-present problem of sleep deprivation. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York recently published a study that shows how a complex set of molecular and fluid dynamics that clear waste from the brain during sleep my be affected...
Expanded playoffs beyond 2020? Inside the MLB push — and the pushback
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred considers an expanded playoff field a sign of progress and innovation, although plenty of others view it as a gimmick.
Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico
The White House said on Friday that FEMA will award two grants to help rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid system and education infrastructure, after 2017's Hurricane Maria.
DHS whistleblower may not appear before Congress next week, lawyer says
The House Intelligence Committee accused the Department of Homeland Security of working to delay Brian Murphy's deposition.
Three wounded in separate early Friday shootings in NYC
Three people were wounded in separate shootings in Brooklyn and Manhattan early Friday, according to police. A 31-year-old man was blasted in the leg around 4:40 a.m. on Marion Street near Rockaway Avenue in Ocean Hill during a fight with another man, cops said. The shooter took off, and the victim, listed in stable condition,...
‘Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind’ Is Affable Portrait Of Canada’s “Poet Laureate”
Like one of his perfectly crafted folk-pop songs, If You Could Read My Mind is enjoyable and interesting, even if it lacks the drama of a more troubled or complicated artist.
Remember that bizarre story of Joshua Fabia chasing fighters with a blade in training? Here's video.
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Deutsche Bank allows work-from-home until July 2021
Deutsche Bank informed its staff Wednesday they don't need to return to the office at 60 Wall Street until July 2021, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.
Bolsonaro downplays Amazon fires, accuses NGOs of blocking land titling
BRASÍLIA – President Jair Bolsonaro said late on Wednesday Brazil was being “disproportionately” criticized for fires in the Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands, at a time when many places around the world were seeing a surge in blazes. The number of fires in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, likely hit a 10-year high in...
Pregnant women with Covid-19 may be at increased risk of preterm delivery, CDC study suggests
Pregnant women with Covid-19 who are hospitalized may be at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.
So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We've Run Out Of Letters
There's only been one other year – 2005 – that Greek names have been needed. The National Hurricane Center on Friday announced Subtropical Storm Alpha has formed off the coast of Portugal.
This app lets you spy on your neighbors through your phone
If you've got a smartphone, you've got a PI in your pocket.
White House tries to play defense with falsehoods about former Pence aide Troye
The White House moved quickly Thursday to try to discredit Olivia Troye, the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, after she released a video charging that President Donald Trump failed to protect the public from coronavirus and that he only cared about getting reelected.
Judge rules censorship clause is unconstitutional
71 students and faculty quarantine after COVID case
Church offering desks for virtual learners
Mission nurses say patient care prompted union vote
Baby boy safe from vehicle stolen with him in it
Condo with walls of Budweiser beer cans on sale
Senators hope to reawaken cruise industry with bill
Teenager brings awareness, diversity to CT community discussion
Organization celebrates 40 yrs of helping moms, kids
Man puts bible in front of door during Hurricane Sally
Does the Octopus Die in ‘My Octopus Teacher’ on Netflix?
You'll want some tissues beside you for this one.
Trump says all Americans will have coronavirus vaccine by April, critics skeptical of timeline
Trump's assessment differs from the one offered by CDC director Robert Redfield, who said a vaccine could be available by late spring or next summer.
Experimental Medicines For COVID-19 Could Help Someday, But Home Runs Not Guaranteed
Drugs are being tested that could reduce symptoms and save lives. But, given the way drugs are developed, it's unlikely that any single medicine will be anywhere as potent as a successful vaccine.
Gary Woodland’s US Open defense was doomed from the start
Gary Woodland was hoping a return to the US Open this week as defending champion could give him some renewed energy and get his game back on track. But he may need a little more help to cure what’s actually been ailing him: a torn labrum in his hip. Woodland revealed he has been playing...
Michigan judge says ballots received within 14 days of election should count if postmarked on time
Michigan joined the growing list of states that will allow ballots to be accepted after the polls close on Nov. 3 for the 2020 presidential election, amid an ongoing national debate surrounding the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service.
Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant Argues With Passenger Over American Flag Face Covering, Says Police Will Be Waiting
The video begins during the conversation with the passenger -- who is unnamed -- telling the Spirit Airlines employee that he is wearing a mask.
Trump, Badly Needing to Reach Swing Voters, Pivots to … Esoteric White Intellectual Grievance Jargon?
The president's attack on critical race theory doesn't seem likely to light up Pennsylvania's blue-collar diner guys.
What Animal Penises Tell Us About Our Own
The new book Phallacy explains
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston recreate steamy rom-com scene
The actors appeared in a star-studded table read of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to benefit charity.
Police: Carjacker shot husband in front of pregnant wife
A carjacker held a couple hostage for hours in Tennessee before killing the husband, investigators say. CNN affiliate WTVC reports Aileen and Jordan Stevens were unaware that the driver, Dangelo Dorsey, had just committed a series of deadly crimes nearby, according to authorities.
Glitch delays benefits from reaching over 2.2M out-of-work New Yorkers
The state Labor Department announced early Friday that it had distributed three weeks retroactive $300 benefits under President Trump's Lost Wages Assistance program.
Who's the best golfer inside the NBA bubble? It's probably not a player
For Miami Heat's Andre Iguodala and Kelly Olynyk, playing golf is a release in an environment where there are not many ways to escape.
Coronavirus therapeutics 'more complicated' than vaccine, expert says
Editors of a highly respected medical journal conducted an interview on Wednesday exploring the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed plan and its approach to COVID-19 countermeasures, including therapies.
Iranian teens convicted of stealing reportedly will have fingers chopped off
Three teenage boys found guilty of stealing in Iran will now endure the barbaric punishment of having their fingers hacked off, according to a report. The teens — identified as Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharafian and Mehdi Shahivand — were ordered to have four fingers on their right hands amputated, according to an Iran Supreme Court...
Dissecting the Giants’ Evan Engram problem
All signs pointed toward a breakout year for Giants tight end Evan Engram — until the first half of the season opener happened. A dropped pass at the first-down marker preceded a mistimed connection in the end zone and an offensive pass interference penalty. The dizzying spiral continued with a few blocking whiffs, and suddenly...
Russian Troops Who Washed Dirty Shoes in Holy Water Face 1 Year in Prison
A pair of Russian soldiers have been detained on charges of offending religious believers after a video went viral last weekend showing them washing their shoes in holy water.
Student journalist ‘canceled’ over Jacob Blake tweet on sexual assault
An Arizona State University journalism student became the latest victim of “cancel culture” when she was removed from her role at the school’s radio station for tweeting about Jacob Blake’s past accusations of sexual assault. Rae’Lee Klein, the 21-year-old former station manager of the student-run station, was first targeted last month when she tweeted a...
MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle rips Biden's 'Scranton vs. Park Avenue' message: 'He doesn't want my vote?'
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle appears to have felt disenfranchised by Joe Biden for the "Scranton vs. Park Avenue" message he pushed on Thursday night.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The American Barbecue Showdown’ On Netflix, Where Pitmasters Compete To Make The Best Meat (And Sides)
Eight pitmasters square off to see who the ultimate expert in 'cue is.
Compassionate release offers some federal inmates hope
Petitions for compassionate release were rarely approved prior to the passing of the First Step Act in December 2018, which made it easier for offenders to bring the request to the court.
Shark vacuum cleaners are deeply discounted at Bed Bath & Beyond right now
This Shark vacuum sale offers shoppers on the hunt for an affordable machine a chance to get these top sellers for less Bed Bath & Beyond—see more.
TSA would screen travelers for fever under new legislation proposed in the Senate
Under the legislation, the Transportation Security Administration would have 30 days to create a pilot program for travelers to have their temperatures scanned as they move the security checkpoints.
We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine. We Also Need Transparency About Its Development
The authorization of an effective vaccine will mark perhaps the biggest turning point in the battle against coronavirus, but only if enough people are willing to get vaccinated. There have been substantial declines in public willingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite immense, unprecedented public investments in vaccine development. In one survey, barely half of…
Chrissy Teigen accidentally reveals whether baby No. 3 with John Legend is boy or girl
Chrissy Teigen accidentally spilled the news on her Instagram Story.