‘I Lost Everything’: More Than 160 Former Hertz Customers Are Suing Company Over Claims It Falsified Stolen Car Reports, Landing Some Drivers In Jail
A slew of former Hertz Car Rental customers are suing the company for allegedly having them falsely arrested and jailed. More than 165 customers from […]news.yahoo.com
Delaware’s ‘Monster Mile’ offering laps to people who get vaccinated at speedway
DOVER, DE – Dover International Speedway is getting creative to try and get race fans vaccinated. The speedway is offering the chance to drive around its “Monster Mile” to people who get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the racetrack later this month. Drivers will go on the track in groups of up to 25 vehicles over the two days. Vaccinations are free but pre-registration is encouraged, especially if you want a chance at driving on the track. “Dover International Speedway has been such a great partner in our vaccination efforts this year and this takes it to a whole new level,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH director.mlive.com
Women plead guilty to hate crimes for stealing boy's MAGA hat and assaulting others
Two women who were recorded on video stealing a 7-year-old boy's "Make America Great Again" hat and accosting his Trump-supporting family pleaded guilty to multiple misdemeanor charges on Monday, including hate crimes.news.yahoo.com
Jury Convicts Former Delaware Doctor of Unlawful Drug Distribution and Maintaining a Drug Premises
A federal jury convicted a former Delaware doctor Wednesday for unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances and for maintaining a drug-involved premises. Titus operated an internal medicine practice whereby he would frequently prescribe hundreds of these dangerous controlled substances in high dosages, sometimes in combination with each other or in other dangerous combinations, mostly in exchange for cash. “Doctors who illegitimately prescribe opioid medications are fueling the country’s opioid crisis,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Assistant Deputy Chief Aleza Remis and Trial Attorneys Justin Woodard and Claire Sobczak of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Edmond Falgowski of the District of Delaware assisted with the case.justice.gov
DuPont, spinoffs to pay $50M for 'forever chemical' cleanup
DuPont Co. and two spinoffs will pay at least $50 million to Delaware to help clean up toxic chemicals, the Delaware Department of Justice announced Tuesday. It's the first time the state’s Department of Justice has resolved environmental damage claims on behalf of the state, news outlets report. The settlement will pay for environmental restoration, improvement, sampling and analysis, community environmental justice and equity grants, and other natural resource needs, the department said.news.yahoo.com
Tropical storm sparks tornado warnings in trek up East Coast
Severe weather from Tropical Storm Elsa spurred tornado warnings in Delaware and New Jersey early Friday as the system moved over the mid-Atlantic states and into the northeastern United States. Overnight in coastal New Jersey, a 78 mph (126 kph) wind gust was recorded in Ludlam Bay, and a 71 mph (114 kph) gust was recorded in Beach Haven — both appeared to be “associated with nearby tornadoes,” the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 a.m. update.news.yahoo.com
Bidens pay tribute to 'cherished companion' after dog Champ dies
Joe and Jill Biden have announced their family dog Champ has died, saying "our hearts are heavy today". In a tribute, the US president and the First Lady said the 13-year-old German Shepherd was a "constant, cherished companion" in their "most joyful moments and in our most grief-stricken days". The couple said the dog's strength had waned in his final months and that he passed away peacefully at home. "Wherever we were, he wanted to be, and everything was instantly better when he was next to usnews.yahoo.com
Media to face off with government in battle for FBI recordings in Whitmer kidnap plot case
At the same hearing, the government entered into evidence three photos, four audio recordings, a video recording an encrypted text chat. Based on the First Amendment, Markou said it’s “clear” the portions of the recordings played in court should be made public. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Croft’s attorney, Joshua A. Blanchard, argue the audio recordings should be withheld from the media. There is already a protective order in place, which prohibits parties from releasing evidence to the public, but attorneys for the media companies argue recordings entered into evidence are not protected. Whitmer kidnap plot, attorney saysAccused Whitmer kidnapping plotters attended BLM rally to protect protesters from police, attorney saysJudge denies bond for alleged leader in Whitmer kidnapping plot, described as ‘violent extremist’mlive.com
In Delaware, Biden Indulges One of His Oldest Habits: Commuting
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Everyone here has a Biden story. Joe Mack, who owns the Double Dippers ice cream parlor, says President Joe Biden likes to recite old Irish sayings when he comes in to grab a quart of chocolate chip. Susan Kehoe, the owner of Browseabout Books, says Biden and his dog Champ draw crowds of onlookers when they relax on one of the benches outside the store. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times Kathleen McGuiness, the Delaware state auditor, has a photogranews.yahoo.com
Police: 3 officers stable after being shot in Delaware
A large police presence could be seen in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday night after three officers were shot responding to a call, police said. Dozens of police cars, fire trucks and a SWAT team were on the scene after the shooting at about 10:30 p.m. The three officers have been transported to a hospital in stable condition, Wilmington police said in a statement.news.yahoo.com
Live Stream: Biden delivers remarks on COVID-19 response and vaccinations
President Joe Biden speaks with members of the press before Air Force One at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Del., Sunday, March 28, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Ban on renter evictions during COVID-19 pandemic is extended
The Biden administration is extending a federal moratorium on evictions of tenants who've fallen behind on rent during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is extending a federal moratorium on evictions of tenants who have fallen behind on rent during the coronavirus pandemic. AdIn February, President Joe Biden extended a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the pandemic. AdBut Pollock and other housing advocates were disappointed that Biden merely extended the ban without addressing several issues that put many tenants at risk of eviction. “In Massachusetts, judges have green-lighted over 1,700 evictions under the federal eviction moratorium.
The eviction moratorium is expiring. What will Biden do?
Still, they argue the existing moratorium hasn’t been a blanket protection and say thousands of families have been evicted for other reasons beyond nonpayment of rent. Eric Dunn, director of litigation for the National Housing Law Project, noted signs that a decision has already quietly been made. “The question is: What is the extension going to look like?”Dunn and others would like to see the moratorium extended and improved. Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package included more than $25 billion in emergency rental assistance, plus more to help tenants who were behind on their utilities, but no extension of the eviction moratorium. One of the biggest changes being advocated is for Biden to make the ban's protection's automatic and universal.
Biden's dogs back at White House after ruff start
President Joe Biden looks on after speaking during an event to mark Equal Pay Day in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden's dogs — Champ and Major — are roaming the White House again, after having been sent to Delaware when Major, the younger dog, injured a Secret Service agent. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at the Wednesday briefing that the dogs met the Bidens last weekend at Camp David in Maryland and came back to Washington on Sunday. The dogs had been in the Biden's home state of Delaware, where Major received some additional training after having been startled by a Secret Service agent who received a minor injury from the fracas. One of the two German shepherds waited on the balcony of the White House on Tuesday evening as Marine One landed on the South Lawn, having ferried the president back from a speech in Columbus, Ohio.
A good boy again: Biden's dog will return to the White House
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden with their grandchildren Natalie Biden and Hunter Biden, walk on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House in Washington from a weekend trip to Wilmington, Del., Sunday, March 14, 2021. – There is Major breaking news: President Joe Biden’s wayward pup is no longer in the doghouse. The president said “the dog’s being trained now” in Delaware but disputed the idea that the pup was sent away after the incident. He said the dogs went to Wilmington because the first couple was going to be out of town. I was going to be away for two, so we took him home.”AdThe dogs are the first pets to call the White House home since President Barack Obama departed in early 2017 with his pups Bo and Sunny.
Biden declines to call for Cuomo to resign, awaits probe
President Joe Biden speaks to the gathered media members upon arrival at the White House in Washington from a weekend trip to Wilmington, Del., Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Sunday passed up an opportunity to join other Democrats calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is under investigation after multiple allegations of sexual harassment. However, his comments reflect the wait-and-see position the White House has taken regarding Cuomo's future. On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not say whether Biden believes Cuomo should resign.
Biden dog Major in doghouse after injuring security agent
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2021, file photo the White House is seen in Washington. Family dogs Major and Champ have been banished from the White House for a doggie time out in Delaware after Major caused a “minor injury” to a Secret Service agent. Jill Biden brought the dogs to the White House shortly after the inauguration in January. Even if my door's closed, they're sitting right outside the door like, ‘Let me in, let me in,’” Jill Biden said. AdMeanwhile, Jill Biden previously promised to broaden the family's pet pool by eventually introducing a cat to the mix, too.
Live Stream: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to deliver remarks in celebration of International Women’s Day
Then-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with his running mate, former Sen. Kamala Harris, arrive to deliver remarks at the Alexis Dupont High School on Aug. 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Getty Images)
Agency permanently bans fracking near Delaware River
A regulatory agency that’s responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four Northeastern states voted Thursday to permanently ban natural gas drilling and fracking near a crucial waterway, asserting that gas development poses an unacceptable risk. Ad“The fracking ban in the Delaware River Basin is a momentous victory for public health, the environment, and against climate change,” said Kimberly Ong, an attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Industry officials pointed to studies by a neighboring regulatory agency, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, that found no link between intensive gas drilling in the Marcellus and degradation of the watershed. The drilling methods spurred a U.S. production boom in shale gas and oil. Conservation officials once estimated that gas companies had leased more than 300 square miles of Delaware River watershed land.
Biden to head to Delaware as CDC recommends avoiding travel
President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Delaware over the weekend, his first out-of-town trip since taking office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans forgo travel as the coronavirus pandemic rages. The White House, which announced Biden’s plans for travel Thursday evening, did not immediately respond to a request for comment about why the president planned to travel. Biden and his aides have been meticulous about how they go about their business as they try to reduce chances of infection among White House staffers. Mask wearing is mandatory throughout the White House complex, much of the administration is working remotely, and the duration and size of meetings has been limited.
The Latest: Trump declassifies Crossfire Hurricane material
___HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN’S INAUGURATION:President-elect Joe Biden appeared at a memorial for COVID-19 victims at the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday evening. ___4:45 p.m.President Donald Trump does not mention his successor, Democrat Joe Biden, by name in his farewell address. A person familiar with Pence’s schedule cited “logistical challenges” in getting from the air base to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremonies on Wednesday. The information was passed from the National Guard Bureau to the D.C. National Guard. ___10:45 a.m.Three new Democratic senators are set to be sworn into office after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday.
Biden urges restoring decency after 'assault' on democracy
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Biden has called the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business." – President-elect Joe Biden called Wednesday for the restoration of “simple decency” as a mob incited by his predecessor stormed the U.S. Capitol and delayed Congress from certifying the results of November's election. But shortly before he was to begin speaking, demonstrators broke into the Capitol building, reaching as far as the Senate floor. In an address that took only about 10 minutes and was televised against a split screen of the still-occupied Capitol building, Biden attempted to project calm and to say that a deeply divided country can still come together.
Biden criticizes pace of vaccine rollout, vows to accelerate
“We need to be honest — the next few weeks and months are going to be very tough, very tough for our nation. Maybe the toughest during this entire pandemic,” Biden said during remarks in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday. At the current pace, Biden said, “it’s gonna take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people.”President Donald Trump deflected Biden's critique. Biden received his first dose of the vaccine on live television last week, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received hers, also on television, on Tuesday. Still, Biden warned that it would take months after he’s in office for Americans to see positive change in the course of the virus.
Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition
– President-elect Joe Biden is warning of massive damage done to the national security apparatus by the Trump administration and “roadblocks” in communication between agency officials and his transition team that could undermine Americans’ security. “Right now we just aren’t getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas. Trump has implemented an “America First” foreign policy that saw the U.S. retreat from longstanding global alliances and treaties. The Trump Administration cut funding from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, withdrew from the World Health Organization and the Paris Climate Accords. Trump himself has had a contentious relationship with the intelligence community, criticizing its findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to boost his candidacy.
The Latest: Biden says months to fix Trump border policies
– The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):4 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately roll back President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration despite some advocates pushing for action as soon as he takes the oath of office in January. Biden says he’s working with immigrant advocates and having discussions with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Latin American leaders. —-3:45 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden says he is not discussing the investigation of his son with any prospective candidates for attorney general. —-3:25 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden says that the nation has a long way to go in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and is encouraging Americans to avoid large gatherings over the Christmas holidays. ——3 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden says the coronavirus relief package passed by Congress is “just the first step” and a “down payment” in addressing multiple crises facing America.
Live stream: Biden delivers remarks on COVID relief bill, holiday pandemic precautions
President-elect Joe Biden will deliver remarks and answer questions Tuesday afternoon from the press in Delaware. This event has ended. He’s expected to speak on the $900 billion coronavirus aid bill passed by Congress on Monday and discuss heading into Christmas amid the pandemic. Related: Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine, says ‘nothing to worry about’
Biden: Trump 'failed' to shore up nation's cybersecurity
– President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday assailed the Trump administration for failing to fortify the nation's cyber defenses, and called on President Donald Trump to publicly identify the perpetrator of a massive breach of U.S. government agencies — a hack some of Trump's top allies have blamed on Russia. Biden, who is being briefed on high-level intelligence in preparation for taking office next month, said planning for the hack began as early as 2019. “There’s still so much we don’t know,” Biden said during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware. “The truth is, the Trump administration failed to prioritize cybersecurity,” Biden said. Reed served as Biden’s chief of staff during his first term as vice president and has long been a close member of Biden’s inner circle of advisers.
The Latest: Bidens to get first vaccine dose on Monday
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden pause to talk with Ashley Biden and her husband Howard Krein as they walk from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON – The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):1:30 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will be getting their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday. She said the Bidens would also be thanking workers at the Delaware medical facility where they will receive their injections. Joe Biden had just been elected to the Senate and was in Washington setting up his new office at the time of the accident. Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attended the Friday morning service in Delaware at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, a Roman Catholic church.
Hunter Biden tax probe examining Chinese business dealings
Hunter Biden confirmed the existence of the investigation on Wednesday, saying he learned about it for the first time the previous day. Federal investigators served a round of subpoenas on Tuesday, including one for Hunter Biden, according to another person familiar with the investigation. Hunter Biden has a history of international affairs and business dealings in a number of countries. Hunter Biden has been caught up in controversies before. In a CNN interview last week, President-elect Biden addressed the business dealings of his son Hunter and his brothers, pledging that they would avoid any perceived conflicts of interest during his time in office.
‘A68′ iceberg the size of Delaware threatens South Georgia Island
A giant iceberg the size of the U.S. state of Delaware is floating toward the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, raising fears it could indirectly endanger young wildlife. The giant iceberg, named A68, has been floating north since it broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017, the Antarctic Survey said. South Georgia, located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is a British overseas territory.
Biden fractures foot while playing with dog, to wear a boot
Biden slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle. – President-elect Joe Biden fractured his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, an injury discovered in a scan Sunday and that will likely require him to wear a boot for several weeks, his doctor said. Reporters covering the president-elect were not afforded the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor's office Sunday, despite multiple requests. Leaving the doctor's office to head to an imaging center for his CT scan, Biden was visibly limping, though he walked without a crutch or other aid. Biden sustained the injury playing with Major, one of the Bidens’ two dogs.
'More people may die': Biden urges Trump to aid transition
“More people may die if we don’t coordinate,” Biden told reporters during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware. The Trump administration is working on its own distribution plan, while Biden’s chief of staff indicated his transition team will proceed with their own planning separately because of the obstruction. Last week, a larger group of Republicans in Congress called on the Trump administration to allow Biden to begin receiving national security briefings. Since defeating Trump, Biden has devoted most of his public remarks to encouraging Americans to wear masks and embrace social distancing measures. But on whether Biden should receive coronavirus briefings, many of Trump's allies on Capitol Hill remained dug in.
The Latest: International observers see no fraud in US vote
President-elect Joe Biden listens during a meeting with his COVID-19 advisory council, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON – The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):9 p.m.International observers from the Organization of American States say they saw no instances of fraud or voting irregularities in the U.S. presidential election. Some Republicans are renewing their attacks on President-elect Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump in Georgia, with Sens. Political appointees who are looking for job opportunities after President Donald Trump’s election defeat to President-elect Joe Biden should think twice. Carson is the first member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet known to have tested positive.
Christian churches mirror country's political division
President-elect Joe Biden leaves after mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Something’s wrong when the word of God is censored as hate speech and public officials can blatantly lie and be called servants. Something’s wrong when we can murder unborn children and call it health care,” Hagee said in the livestreamed service. During a brief appearance on stage, he told worshippers to dream big and “expand the tent,” and cited political reasons in extolling the church's educational work. ___Associated Press religion coverage receives support from the Lilly Endowment through the Religion News Foundation.
WATCH LIVE: President-elect Biden addresses nation alongside Vice President-elect Harris
– President-elect Joe Biden will deliver remarks from Wilmington, Delaware at 8 p.m. Saturday alongside Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. A presidential candidate requires at least 270 electoral votes to win the election. Biden, resting at 264 electoral votes early Friday morning, was projected to win the state of Pennsylvania as of 11:25 a.m., according to The AP. With its 20 electoral votes up for grabs, Pennsylvania placed Biden at 284 electoral votes -- enough to call the race nearly four days after Election Day. The AP also projected that Biden won the state of Nevada on Saturday, bringing his electoral vote total to 290.
Sarah McBride becomes the first openly transgender person to be elected state senator
While most Americans continued awaiting the presidential election results, history was silently being made in Delaware. Sarah McBride, 30, made history on election night by becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to the state Senate in U.S. history. “I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too,” McBride tweeted Tuesday night after the election was called. McBride is a former spokesperson for the LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign and also became the first trans person to speak at a major political convention. McBride will represent parts of Bellefonte, Claymont and Wilmington, the state’s largest city.
Iceberg floats toward South Georgia, puts wildlife at risk
LONDON – A giant iceberg the size of the U.S. state of Delaware is floating toward the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, raising fears it could indirectly endanger young wildlife. The British Antarctic Survey said Wednesday it is concerned the iceberg may run aground near the island, preventing land-based marine predators from reaching food supplies and returning to their offspring. Professor Geraint Tarling, an ecologist with the Antarctic Survey, said it is the time of year when seals and penguins are tending to pups and chicks. The giant iceberg, named A68, has been floating north since it broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017, the Antarctic Survey said. South Georgia, located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is a British overseas territory,___Follow AP's climate coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/climate
AP Projects: Joe Biden wins Delaware in presidential election
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. The Associated Press is projecting that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the state of Delaware in the General Election. As of 8:01 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, AP is calling the presidential race in the state of Delaware in favor of Joe Biden. Biden will receive three electoral votes from Delaware. A presidential candidate requires at least 270 electoral votes to win the election.
2020 Latest: Biden campaign willing to fight Trump in court
In the race to 270 electoral votes, Biden has 236, while Trump has 213. ___2:40 a.m.President Donald Trump is vowing to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on the inconclusive election. Nebraska, one of two states that divides its electoral votes, has five total electoral votes up for grabs. The Republican nominee on Wednesday was awarded six electoral votes from Iowa and three electoral votes from Montana. Biden nets 74 electoral votes for the three Western states, while Trump takes four electoral votes from Idaho.
Trump fights headwinds as he and Biden battle over Florida
“So glad this great GDP number came out before November 3rd,” Trump tweeted, predicting a dire reversal if Biden is elected. Biden was forced to wrap his speech up early at a drive-in rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds In Tampa after a brief shower turned into a torrential downpour. Biden's campaign also announced he will visit Minnesota Friday, hours before Trump holds a rally in one of the few Clinton-voting states Trump is hoping to pick up this year. Associated Press writers Tamara Lush in Tampa, Florida, Michelle Price in Bullhead City, Kathleen Ronayne in Phoenix, and Will Weissert and Brian Slodysko in Washington contributed to this report. ___AP’s Advance Voting guide brings you the facts about voting early, by mail or absentee from each state: https://interactives.ap.org/advance-voting-2020/.
Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric, dead at 83
– Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. Gore discovered a new form of a polymer in 1969 at a company lab in Newark, Delaware. Gore was born in Utah, the oldest of five children to Bill and Vieve Gore, who both founded the company in 1958. Bob Gore earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota. ___The story has been corrected to say Gore died in Maryland, not Delaware.
The Latest: Biden casts ballot in home state primary
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden depart after voting early in Delaware's state primary election at the New Castle County Board of Elections office in Wilmington, Del., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON – The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local):9:35 a.m.Joe Biden has voted in Delaware's primary, casting a ballot by appointment a day before the polls formally open. The Democratic presidential nominee and his wife, Jill, voted Monday morning at the New Castle Board of Elections. Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver a speech on climate change exacerbating the wildfires raging in California and other states later in the day from Wilmington, Delaware, where the couple lives. Monday evening, the former vice president will address via internet the Poor People’s Campaign virtual event “Voting is Power Unleashed.”
Biden confirms virus test, says he'll be tested regularly
Joe Biden said Friday that he's been tested at least once for the COVID-19 virus and promised he will be tested regularly during his general election campaign against President Donald Trump. Theyre going to do it on a regular basis, Biden said of the testing. He noted that the Secret Service agents assigned to protect him and everyone else who comes into his home is tested already. Biden said he didnt know specifically when his next test would be. "I imagine itll be sometime this week, but it will be a regular basis.
From farm to beach, Democrats across America nominate Biden
(Democratic National Convention via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. A Montana cattle range, a California beach, a historic bridge in Alabama. These were the sometimes kitschy, sometimes poignant scenes from the first-ever virtual roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention. Fred Guttenberg spoke about Biden's compassion following the murder of his daughter at the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Each state also cast some votes for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the last Democrat in the race to challenge Biden. Following tradition, Delaware, Biden's home state, was the final state to announce its support for Biden, with Gov.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer to speak at Democratic National Convention today
LANSING, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to be featured on the opening night of next week's Democratic National Convention. Whitmer will speak Monday during the four-day event, which will be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer's profile grew nationally in the spring as she confronted the COVID-19 crisis. At the convention, Democrats will formally nominate the presidential ticket and also adopt a party platform and rules.
Ex-Fed Chair Yellen advises Biden on virus economic fallout
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was among a team of advisers who briefed Joe Biden on Thursday about the economic fallout from the coronavirus. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his newly chosen running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, participated in the briefing from separate, socially distanced tables at a hotel in Wilmington, Delaware. Word of Yellen's advising Biden is also significant because Biden's campaign had previously been guarded about who was providing it economic expertise. The group was also joined by the Biden campaign's senior policy advisor, Jake Sullivan. ___Associated Press Economic Writer Martin Crutsinger in New York contributed to this report.
LIVE STREAM: Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris hold first joint 2020 campaign event
Watch live coverage as former President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris make their first public appearance together as running mates for the 2020 presidential election to deliver remarks from Delaware. The event is scheduled to start around 3:50 p.m. -- watch it below:The Biden campaign has said it plans a rollout that blends the historic nature of Harris selection with the realities of the 2020 campaign and the gravity of the nations circumstances. Campaign finance records show that before he ran for president, Trump contributed to Harris campaigns in California. Indeed, Harris, like Biden, doesnt support a single-payer health insurance system, and the two are broadly considered part of the Democratic Partys mainstream. The Biden campaign hauled in almost $11 million in the first four hours after Biden announced his pick.
AP sources: Whitmer met with Biden as he nears VP decision
Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears a decision. Whitmer visited Biden Sunday, according to two high-ranking Michigan Democrats who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Biden is facing calls to select a Black woman to acknowledge their crucial role in Democratic politics and in response to the nation's reckoning with systemic racism. If Whitmer is chosen to join the ticket and Biden wins, Lt. Gov. Biden and Whitmer formed a bond after he campaigned for her in the 2018 gubernatorial election.
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Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Report shows Gov. Whitmer may be serious contender for Bidens VP pickGov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominees first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears a decision.
AP sources: Whitmer met with Biden as he nears VP decision
Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears a decision. Whitmer visited Biden last Sunday, according to two high-ranking Michigan Democrats who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. The first-term governor of the battleground state has long been on his short list of possible running mates. Flight records show a chartered flight left Lansing's Capital Region International Airport for Delaware Coastal Airport at 5:33 p.m. and returned at 11:16 p.m. The governor's office declined to confirm or deny the trip.