Boris Johnson arrives back at 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in Whitehall. Ministers gathered for the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister ahead of his address in the House of Commons this afternoon.
The center of the 23rd named storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season crossed the Texas coast near the southern end of Matagorda Peninsula, southwest of Houston near Port O'Connor, around 10 p.m. (11 p.m. ET), the National Hurricane Center said. This month marks only the second time in history that the sheer number of storms has forced forecasters to turn to the Greek alphabet for names, having exhausted their alphabetical list of names selected before the season began. The first year that storms exceeded given names was 2005, when there were a record 27 named storms. Beta is the third named storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in less than a month, following Hurricanes Laura and Sally. Forecasters were also tracking Hurricane Teddy in the Atlantic Ocean as it moved east of Bermuda on a northerly path toward Nova Scotia.
An Australian had some cracking breakfast luck when he got not one, two, or three, but four double-yolk eggs in a row, video posted on September 22 shows.Stephanie Hunt filmed her husband as he cracked open the successive “double yolkers” and dropped them on the frying pan. She told Storyful it is always a welcome surprise when they find them.“One or two double yolkers are fun. Three or four – even better!” Hunt said.“We have a big family so double yolkers are always a hit…They served up very nicely on toast and the kids love them,” she added. Credit: Stephanie Hunt via Storyful
Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove has said that although coronavirus is spreading in hospitality settings, the government ‘doesn’t want to close them’. His comments come ahead of the Prime Minister’s address in the House of Commons where he is expected to announce new measures to help control the virus.
The race is on to save a pod of pilot whales beached on a remote sandbar off Australia's island of Tasmania. Scientists estimate between 90 to over 200 of the animals are stranded in the shallow water. Rescue operations began on Tuesday (September 22) morning. Wildlife biologist Dr Kris Carlyon says the operation could take days: "We've got animals spread over a large area in a really challenging location, so we're gonna basically take the animals with the best chance to start with. And the ones that we're able to deal with so, some animals may be simply too big or in an unsuitable location." The rescue will be labour intensive physically pushing the animals or using specialized cloth and pontoons to drag them to deeper water. Pilot whales are a species of oceanic dolphin that grow to 7 meters long and weigh up to 3 tonnes. Around 40 government scientists, 20 police officers, fish farmers and volunteers are involved in the rescue effort, the hardest experts say they have encountered yet. Scientists do not know why whales beach themselves. But they say when the animals travel in pods, they're known to follow a leader, and gather around a whale that is injured or in distress.
Boris Johnson has announced a raft of new measures in a bid to get Covid-19 transmission under control without resorting to a national lockdown.
Eyewitness video shows one California wildfire, dubbed the Bobcat Fire burning through a field as fire crews rush to battle the flames. the Bobcat fire burning a field as fire crews rush to battle flames ahead of a forecast of gusty weather. One in particular, dubbed the Bobcat Fire, grew to more than 100,000 acres on Monday in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles, with containment levels achieved by firefighters holding steady at just 15%, CalFire said. Eyewitness video shows the Bobcat fire burning a field as fire crews rush to battle flames ahead of a forecast of gusty weather. Bouts of extreme heat and gale-force winds that had produced incendiary conditions for weeks have given way to lower temperatures and lighter breezes, enabling firefighters to gain ground around most fires. The break in the weather is not expected to last much longer as forecasts call for rising temperatures, lower humidity and a return of strong, erratic winds around mid-week in Southern California and by the weekend across the state's northern half.
A Chinese state-backed newspaper says a deal for the video sharing app TikTok is unlikely to get approval from Beijing. An (September 22) editorial published late Monday in the Global Times says the terms of an agreement with Oracle and Walmart over TikTok's future "extensively show Washington's bullying style and hooligan logic." It comes after Oracle and TikTok's parent ByteDance announced they had reached a deal over the weekend, that would satisfy U.S President Donald Trump's call for the app to be sold to an American buyer or face shutdown in the U.S. The editorial's unidentified writer also said the deal terms "hurt China's national security, interests and dignity." And they objected to four of the five board seats of TikTok Global being occupied by Americans. Trump gave his public blessing to the deal on Saturday and on Monday, said the deal was still being hammered out: "And so, if we can save it, we'll save it. And if we can't we'll cut it off. But they have preliminary - we'll see what they can do. We have to have total security. That's the only thing. Very important. We have to have total security." Back in mid August Donald Trump gave ByteDance 90 days to sell TikTok, citing security concerns about the safety of data of its 100 million American users in the hands of Chinese company. While ByteDance and Oracle have struck a deal, both sides have framed the agreement differently. ByteDance has said the newly-created TikTok Global will be its subsidiary of which it will own 80 percent whereas Oracle has said ByteDance's ownership would instead be distributed to the company's investors, many of which are U.S.-based. Oracle has also said that the Beijing-based firm itself would have no stake in TikTok Global.
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said people should now work from home if they can, in efforts to “restrain” social mixing as much as possible. “If people can work from home, they should,” he told BBC Breakfast. “But I stress that it’s very important that those people whose jobs require them to be in a specific workplace do so.”
Two major employers in the UK's hospitality sector have announced thousands of proposed job losses between them, hours before the government is to outline new restrictions to tackle rising COVID-19 infection rates.
U.S. President Donald Trump rallied his Midwestern supporters in Swanton, Ohio Monday night (September 21) as he goes to head to head with his opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, in key battleground states ahead of November 3. The stakes of the presidential race were upended Friday with the passing of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And at Monday's rally Trump promised to fill Ginsburg's now-vacant spot on the Bench as early as this weekend -- cheered on by crowds chanting "fill that seat." "Now they want to impeach me again if I nominate somebody, as I'm constitutionally obligated to do to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Go ahead. I want them, I want them to do that. I want them to do that. (CROWD CHANTS "FILL THAT SEAT") We will, we will." Trump is currently ahead in Ohio, which he won by 8 percentage points in 2016. But with U.S. coronavirus deaths now hovering around 200,000 -- Biden tried to steer conversation towards Trump's handling of the health crisis on Monday. He was visiting an aluminum plant in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. "Due to Donald Trump's lies and incompetence, the past six months have seen the one of the gravest losses of American life in history. In history. But, sadly, it's not over. As awful as the past 180 days have been, the next 90 days could be twice as bad. The two candidates' campaign events are a reminder of the importance of battleground states. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll Monday showed that Biden currently holds a lead among likely voters in Wisconsin. But Manitowoc County, which also supported Biden and former President Barack Obama back in 2008, went to President Trump in 2016. That helped deliver Wisconsin to a Republican presidential candidate for the first time since 1984.
US President Donald Trump is boasting about his reshaping of the federal judiciary days after the death of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
Chicago man Adam Hollingsworth rode a horse down a major highway, on September 21, to protest children’s exposure to violence.Hollingsworth, also known as the Dreadhead Cowboy was filmed trotting and cantering his horse down the Dan Ryan Expressway, saying “kids lives matter”.The protest was aimed at drawing attention to the exposure of children to violence with Hollingsworth previously stating that young children’s voices have rarely been centered during widespread protests in support of black lives.Hollingsworth was eventually taken into custody and shared footage of himself being detained. Credit: Vashon Jordan Jr/@vashon_photo via Storyful
Speaking during a campaign stop in Swanton, Ohio Trump promised enthusiastic supporters he would appoint a woman to fill the open seat. Two federal appeals court judges appointed by Trump are clear front-runners: Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump met with Barrett at the White House on Monday, according to a source familiar with the situation. Ginsburg died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer at age 87. Trump's announcement would come before Ginsburg is due to be buried privately at Arlington National Cemetery next week. Officials have arranged for a public viewing of her body outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday and inside the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
Attorney General Kaul said that District Attorney Michael Graveley asked him to select an independent consultant to review the August 23 shooting. Kaul said he picked Wisconsin native and retired Madison Police Chief Noble Wray as ideally suited for the task. Officials say the next phase in this case will be Chief Wray's review of the file and preparation of his analysis. They say Wray's analysis will assist the district attorney in his review of the facts and their relationship with standard law enforcement practices as he makes a charging decision. According to local CBS affiliate WDJT, Wisconsin's Division of Criminal Investigation is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wisconsin State Patrol and Kenosha County Sheriff's Office.
Boris Johnson's plans to impose a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants have been described as a "crushing blow" for the hospitality sector.
Musician Bad Bunny performed a concert on top of a moving flatbed truck in Manhattan, New York City on September 20.Footage uploaded to Twitter shows the Puerto Rican musician performing on a moving vehicle designed to look like a subway car. Local news reported in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the route went though the Bronx and Washington Heights, stopping in front of Harlem Hospital.The concert steamed live on YouTube on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, a category 5 hurricane which caused massive destruction in Puerto Rico in 2017. Credit: @JuanChoo94 via Storyful
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday traveled to the critical swing state of Wisconsin, where the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed him leading President Donald Trump among likely voters in the state. Forty-eight percent of respondents there said they would vote Biden-Harris on November 3rd, while 43% said they would vote Trump-Pence. In Manitowoc, Biden slammed Trump for what he said was his poor record with the American blue-collar worker. BIDEN: "Frankly, I've dealt with guys like Trump my whole life. Guys from the neighborhood I come from who would look down on us because we didn't have a lot of money, or you parents didn't go to college. Guys who think they're better than you. Guys who inherit everything they've ever gotten in their life and they squander it. Guys who stretch and squeeze and stiff electricians and plumbers and contractors, working on their hotels and casinos and golf courses, just to put a few more bucks in their pocket." Later on Monday, Trump visited the crucial battleground state of Ohio, where polls show a tighter contest. From a podium in Dayton, Trump attacked Biden's labor record. TRUMP: "Joe Biden spent the last 47 years shipping your jobs to China and foreign countries, you know that. And I've spent the last four years bringing the jobs back to our country and back to Ohio." The rest of the Reuters/Ipsos poll findings from other key swing states, including Michigan, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona, which could tip the election in either direction, will be released on Tuesday and Wednesday. The results are based on the online responses of likely voters, which includes responses from some who cast ballots ahead of the formal Nov. 3 Election Day.
People should “not be complacent” over flu, experts have said as new research has shown dire consequences of co-infection of flu and Covid -19. Those infected with both flu and Covid-19 have a serious increased risk of death, Public Health England (PHE) said. Officials warned that both influenza and Covid-19 could be circulating at the same time as they urged people who are eligible to get vaccinated. The flu vaccination programme has been expanded this year so more people than ever will be eligible for a vaccine – up to 30 million people in England.
"I would say on Friday or Saturday I'll be announcing the pick." As he prepares to announce his U.S. Supreme Court pick by the end of the week, moving quickly to fill the seat of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump on Monday cast doubt on a report from National Public Radio that said the late Justice dictated a statement to her granddaughter before her death, saying: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." TRUMP: "Yeah, it just sounds to me like it would be somebody else. I don't, I don't believe. It could be. It could be. And it might not be, too. It was just too convenient." Trump sought to discredit Ginsburg's family's statement earlier on Monday during an interview on Fox & Friends, saying without evidence that it could have been "written out by Adam Schiff and Schumer" and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Those comments drew swift condemnation from Democrats. Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer said on Twitter: "Just when you think Trump can't get any lower, he burrows deeper into the cesspool of callous classlessness. Democrats are united in fighting to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's last wish." Representative Adam Schiff, who led impeachment proceedings against Trump, said: "Mr. President, this is low. Even for you. No, I didn't write Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish to a nation she served so well, and spent her whole life making a more perfect union. But I am going to fight like hell to make it come true." Trump said he would announce his nominee on Friday or Saturday and called on the Republican-controlled Senate to vote on confirmation before Nov. 3, which would cement a 6-3 conservative majority ahead of his re-election bid. MCCONNELL" "We're going to vote on this nomination on this floor." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would usher through a vote, but two Republican senators - Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski - said the chamber should not move forward with a Trump nominee before the election. Four Republican senators in total would need to defect to block a confirmation vote. On Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Ginsburg's dying wish should be honored. BIDEN: "If I win this election, President Trump's nominee should be withdrawn. And as a new president, I should be the one who nominates Justice Ginsburg's successor." Meanwhile, officials have arranged for Ginsburg to lie in repose outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and will lie in state at Statuary Hall on Friday, making her a trailblazer even in death as the first woman ever to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump said on Monday he is considering five women for his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court seat left open by the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, adding he will announce his pick on Saturday and he prefers the Senate vote to confirm the nominee before the Nov. 3 election.
Post-match press conference with Man City manager Pep Guardiola after his side's 3-1 victory against Wolves at the Molineux Stadium. City impressed in the win as Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus struck in their Premier League opener on Monday.
One is known for her conservative religious views, the other is a Cuban-American and the first Hispanic woman to serve on Florida’s top court. And they are two of President Trump’s potential nominees for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday. A devout Roman Catholic and mother of seven, Amy Coney Barrett is a favorite among religious conservatives. She was a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia and eventually a professor at Notre Dame university. But she is an alarming choice for liberals who fear she could help overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. During her 2017 confirmation hearing for her current post as a federal appeals court judge in Chicago, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein called her a “controversial” choice, adding: “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for for years in this country.” Barrett was asked several times during the hearing about Roe v. Wade’s nearly 50-year precedent, and consistently replied that as an appeals court judge…. “I would faithfully apply all Supreme Court precedent.” She has also voted in favor of one of Trump’s hardline immigration policies and shown support for expansive gun rights. Conservative Barbara Lagoa, the Cuban-American federal appellate judge also under consideration by Trump, was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court last year by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, a close ally of Trump's. She took part in a major ruling reversing a judge’s decision striking down a Florida law that requires that people with past serious criminal convictions pay fines and legal fees before regaining the right to vote. Critics have compared the Republican-backed law to poll taxes imposed in the past in some states to keep Black people from voting. A victory in Florida is seen as crucial for Trump’s Nov. 3 re-election chances. Choosing a Hispanic judge from the state potentially could give him a boost among Florida’s voters. Barrett, who's 48 and Lagoa, who’s 52, would each likely spend decades on the court if appointed and would cement a 6-3 conservative majority.