NEWS - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 - NEWS
Some have stayed to fight the rare, massive fires; others returned after evacuating to find homes, neighborhoods destroyed. LA Times
Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates as the first Persian Gulf countries expressing willingness to end their long-standing refusal to recognize Israel. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It's good for the world.
Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Just Born Quality Confections said it won’t be producing the popular marshmallow sweets for Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s Day as the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based company prepares for next Easter, PennLive.com reports. Production of the holiday-shaped candies was... New York Post
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While trying to bolster confidence in the planned school reopening, the city Department of Education won’t reveal a full list of schools where teachers who returned to work last week have tested positive for COVID-19. The DOE also would not say whether parents or guardians at the affected schools would be notified. New York Post
A tropical storm is strengthening off the western coast of Florida, and could become a hurricane in the next few days as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday. Part of Southern Florida may be hit with flash flooding through Sunday from Tropical Storm Sally.... New York Post
It’s not just the lungs — the pathogen may enter brain cells, causing symptoms like delirium and confusion, scientists reported. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A sad state of facts.
Bernie Sanders has been sounding more direct notes of caution to the Biden campaign, saying the centrist former vice president should work harder to appeal to young voters and Latinos. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Madness from a mad man.
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax delivered a campaign speech at the Old Court House in Fairfax in northern Virginia. In February 2019, Fairfax faced calls for his ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fairfax would be wise to walk away.
President Trump continued to boost an unsubstantiated claim about Joseph R. Biden in an interview airing Saturday, suggesting without evidence once again his Democratic challenger recently used drugs. Mr. Trump told Fox News that he believes Mr. Biden may have benefited from drugs during the Democratic primary debates held prior ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: More than assumption.
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The death toll from the West Coast wildfires has climbed to at least 19. ABC
Workers removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent rally years ago ABC
VOA VIEW: The left has gone too far.
The storm is the 18th to be named, a new record for most at this date. ABC
Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted Friday that there would be no 'normal' until at least mid-2021 and that President Trump downplaying the virus threat was "not a good thing." ABC
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
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China’s National Space Administration says the country's Mars probe Tianwen-1 is now more than 9 million miles from Earth en route to the red planet since launching in July ABC
VOA VIEW: China cannot be trusted with any report.
President Trump is moving ahead with plans to hold a rally in Nevada despite coronavirus concerns raised by Governor Sisolak and local authorities about large gatherings. CBS
The storm is bringing "catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding" to portions of the state. CBS
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AstraZeneca paused trials earlier this week due to a potentially unexplained illness in a woman in the U.K. CNBC
The companies, which are developing the vaccine together, said in a statement that the trial is proceeding as planned and they expect to have enrolled 30,000 participants by next week. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The race is on.
China has announced new restrictions on the activities of U.S. diplomats working in mainland China and Hong Kong, in what it called a justified response to similar measures imposed on Chinese diplomats in the U.S. last year. CNBC
Colorado's secretary of state filed a lawsuit on Saturday against the US Postal Service, embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and other USPS officials over a pre-election mailer that includes information she says will mislead voters in the state. CNN
VOA VIEW: A major Dem fiasco.
Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, President Trump's campaign team is bombarding local election officials in swing states, digging for details on vote-counting and gearing up for a potential legal fight over mail-in ballots. CNN's Pamela Brown reports. CNN
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Two top Senate Republicans are pressing Justice Department officials to investigate whether special counsel Robert Mueller's team violated federal record keeping laws during a probe by the Justice Department's watchdog into the FBI's Russia investigation. CNN
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot a mail carrier in Chicago's South Side this week. FOX News
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold filed a lawsuit Saturday against the United States Postal Service over "election mailing that could mislead Colorado voters." FOX News
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The display was planned as a surprise, and is not the first time that blue lights have been used as tribute for police. FOX News
Under pressure from elected officials, the San Jose Police Department in California has released body cam videos shot during George Floyd protests in May. FOX News
Last month a business owner in Clifton, N.J., posted a hand-scrawled sign in his window reading, “Speak English or pay $10 extra.” The backlash was swift and severe, a report said. FOX News
Nine Black Lives Matter protesters who were confronted by an armed St. Louis couple on their lawn have been issued citations for trespassing, officials told Fox News. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It's about time.
Paulette is expected to pass close enough to Bermuda to bring hurricane conditions Sunday. UPI
President Donald Trump plans to visit California Monday to meet with Gov. Gavin Newsom and emergency response officials for a briefing on wildfires that have torn through the state since mid-August. UPI
VOA VIEW: Newsom has lost control of the state.
The Palestinian Authority leadership has condemned the U.S.-brokered deal to normalize Bahraini-Israeli relations. UPI
VOA VIEW: The Palestinians have lost.
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