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Bernie Sanders wins Nevada and heads to South Carolina as the solid Democratic frontrunner

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 20:45

Bernie Sanders heads to South Carolina as the clear Democratic frontrunner after solid showings in Iowa, New Hampshire and now Nevada.

Two academics in their 70s who vanished from cottage are found alive

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 18:54

The pair survived by drinking water from a puddle, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Charter bus rollover kills 3, injures 18 outside San Diego

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 15:58

A charter bus swerved on a rain-slicked Southern California highway and rolled down an embankment Saturday, killing three people and injuring 18 others, authorities said. Several passengers were thrown from the bus, and one of the dead was trapped under the vehicle after it landed on its roof shortly after 10 a.m. off Interstate 15 in Pala Mesa, an unincorporated community about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of San Diego, North County Fire Protection District spokesman John Choi said. “There were no seat belts on this bus,” Choi said.

10 Amazing Facts About Polar Bears

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 15:00

Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as coronavirus kills five

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 14:46

Iran on Saturday ordered the closure of schools, universities and cultural centres after a coronavirus outbreak that has killed five people in the Islamic republic -- the most outside the Far East. The moves came as Iranian authorities reported one more death among 10 new cases of the virus. Since it emerged in December, the new coronavirus has killed 2,345 people in China, the epicentre of the epidemic, and 17 elsewhere in the world.

Girl, 11, gave birth to baby allegedly fathered by brother

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 14:40

The 17-year-old boy told police he had sex with his sister about 100 times but did not know she was pregnant, according to charging documents.

Federal judge blocks effort to transfer coronavirus patients to California city

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 14:31

The plan was to move dozens of patients who tested positive for the coronavirus from Travis Air Force Base in Northern California to Costa Mesa.

Nevada caucuses: Bernie Sanders rolls to victory

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 13:58

Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, solidifying his status as the clear frontrunner in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Texas woman sentenced to eight years for illegal voting paroled, faces deportation

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 12:45

Rosa Maria Ortega's eight-year sentence for illegal voting in Texas was decried as a political prosecution. She was paroled in December and faces deportation.

Germany's extreme right under pressure after attacks

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 12:34

The extreme political right in Germany is on the defensive and stands accused of inciting last week's racist attacks in Hanau and others with its anti-migrant diatribes. Some have even asked that the hard right be subjected to police surveillance. "We have known for a long time that words can be followed by action and the elected representatives of the people cannot shirk this responsibility," said the chairman of the chamber of deputies, Wolfgang Schauble, in an interview with the daily Handelsblatt on Saturday.

Nevada results live: track the votes as they come in

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 12:22

Get the latest numbers as Democrats back their candidates in the crucial early voting state * Follow the latest updates * Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contributionDemocrats in Nevada will caucus for their chosen candidates on Saturday, in the third and “first-in-the-west” primary contest. Nevada is the most diverse state to vote so far, so the results will be closely watched to determine how candidates perform in an electorate more representative of Democratic voters.Following the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses, Nevada Democratic party officials have decided to abandon the same app for a combination of Google forms and scannable paper ballots as a backup. Caucus proceedings will begin at noon PT, and results should arrive a few hours after that.default What is a caucus and how is it different from a primary?Most US states hold primary elections, in which voters go to a polling place, mail in their ballots or otherwise vote remotely. But a handful of states hold caucuses – complicated, hours-long meetings, which continue until one candidate emerges as victor. And the process is different for Democrats and Republicans. How do the Democratic caucuses work and why are they important?Democrats in Nevada caucus in much the same way as Democrats in Iowa. Nevadans aged 18 and over who are registered with the party will gather in caucus venues such as school gyms and churches in their designated precinct. They start voting publicly at 12pm PT (3pm ET) by splitting into groups based on their preferred candidate. Voters have to go and stand in the area where their candidate is represented. So Joe Biden supporters would be in one corner, Elizabeth Warren in another and Bernie Sanders supporters in another. Everyone is tallied.If a particular candidate does not attract 15% of total voters present, they are taken off the ballot, and their voters are free to throw their weight behind another candidate. Once voting is over at a caucus site, the support for viable candidates (those with more than 15% of the votes) is translated into a number of “state delegate equivalents”. That result is used to calculate the number of national delegates each candidate receives. National delegates eventually choose the nominee at the Democratic convention in July. On the night of the caucuses, the candidate with the most SDEs is considered the winner.

US accuses Russia of huge coronavirus disinformation campaign

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 12:17

US officials say thousands of social media accounts linked to Russia are part of a coordinated effort to spread disinformation about the new coronavirus.The campaign allegedly aims to damage the US’s image and spread unfounded conspiracy theories that it is behind the outbreak which has infected nearly 78,000 globally and killed over 2,500 people.

Mike Bloomberg's social media strategy is under fire as Twitter suspends 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for platform manipulation

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 12:08

A Twitter spokesman said the identical posts violated its policy against manipulation and spam that was created in response to the 2016 election.

Twitter Has Reportedly Suspended 70 Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for Violating Its Platform Manipulation Policy

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:26

Twitter said the accounts violated its "rules against platform manipulation and spam"

The biggest obstacle standing between Bernie Sanders and the White House

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 09:01

Buoyed by popular-vote wins in Iowa and New Hampshire and small donations from millions of supporters, Bernie Sanders enters the Nevada caucus with the lead in 10 national polls, with forecasters predicting his victory with as much as 32 per cent of the vote.But the Democratic frontrunner is facing a fresh round of attacks on his vision of Medicare for All, which would expand the program by enrolling every American into a comprehensive "single-payer" healthcare plan, free at the point of service, without monthly enrollment costs, co-pays and costly deductibles.

CDC is preparing for the 'likely' spread of coronavirus in the US, officials say

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 08:44

While coronavirus has not spread in the United States, CDC officials said they're preparing for the coronavirus to become a pandemic.

India Should Buy the F-15EX from America. Here's Why.

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 22:30

A good idea? What about the F-35?

Chinese researchers just confirmed that patients can transmit the coronavirus without showing symptoms. A woman passed it to 5 relatives.

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 18:58

A woman tested positive for the coronavirus but she never became physically ill. Her family members, however, developed fevers.