‘Do I look like a radical socialist?’: Breaking down Biden’s speech

Joe Biden opened his speech with a reference to FDR about truth-telling and leveling with the American people. Presidents have long relied on similar promises, including Jimmy Carter, who famously pledged, "I will never lie to you." While FDR's remarks set the tone for how a president should operate, it also helped Biden make the contrast with Donald Trump, whom he quotes later in the speech to...

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled rebel attacks by air, sea

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen's government said Monday it foiled two attacks launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, including an explosives-laden boat dispatched into the Red Sea near international shipping lanes.Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said in a statement that the remotely controlled boat was spotted late Sunday. He did not mention any...

Nova Scotia candidate’s withdrawal shrinks Green Party leadership field

OTTAWA -- The field of contenders vying to become leader of the federal Green Party just got a little smaller. Nova Scotia computer scientist and veteran Judy Green is withdrawing from the race and throwing her support behind fellow candidate David Merner of British Columbia. Green's withdrawal follows a battle just to get on the ballot after the party's vetting committee rejected her candidacy...

DJ LeMahieu makes immediate impact in Yankees’ return

DJ LeMahieu was activated from the injured list on Saturday and started at third base after being on the IL since Aug. 16 with a sprained left thumb. “His body of work speaks for itself. He is one of the best players in the game,’’ manager Aaron Boone said of LeMahieu — who batted leadoff, went 1-for-4 with a triple and made a sensational play to rob J.D. Davis of a hit in the first...

Transfer news LIVE: Gabriel and Diawara to Arsenal, Chelsea sign Thiago Silva, Man United deals, Messi to City

Welcome to Standard Sport's rolling coverage of the summer transfer window as the speculation ramps up. The window officially opened in July after the completion of the delayed 2019-2020 Premier League season. Clubs will now be busy tweaking their squads ahead of the new campaign, with the deadline pushed back until October 5. Arsenal have added Willian and are closing in on the signing of...

Jerry Falwell Jr. Resigns As Liberty University’s President : NPR

Jerry Falwell Jr., shown here in 2018, tells NPR that he has resigned as president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Steve Helber/AP hide caption toggle caption Steve Helber/AP Jerry Falwell Jr., shown here in 2018, tells NPR that he has resigned as president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Steve Helber/AP Updated at 3:40 p.m. ET Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr....

Judge dismisses Trump’s second attempt to block criminal investigation into his business dealings

A federal judge has dismissed Donald Trump's second attempt to block a criminal investigation into him by Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance, who is seeking to subpoena eight years of the president's tax filings."Under their theory of temporary absolute immunity, even if the President (presumably any president) while in office were to shoot a person in the middle of New York's Fifth Avenue, he or...

Kamala Harris delivers remarks at 2020 DNC Video

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UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson backs Ofqual after exams furore | World news

Students will be taking to the streets because they are fed up of not being listened to. The government subjected students to an assessment system that has further entrenched educational inequality, and the U-turn was too little too late, meaning many of the most marginalised students have had their rightful university places torn away from them. This is not justice. But this is not just about...

Tourism agency says it needs €6.4m to keep castles open

Shannon Group, a State agency that runs tourism and heritage sites including Bunratty Castle in Co Clare and King John's Castle said it is seeking €6.4m of extra funding from the government to keep the two castles open. CEO Mary Considine said her agency made a submission seeking funding to the Department of Transport in July and is in daily discussions with government in an attempt to secure...