Doctor slams government for LYING about number of COVID-19 masks

Prominent doctor slams governments for LYING to the Australian public about the number of COVID-19 masks available – after private meetings were leaked Dr Yvom Sharma said medical staff have been aware of a shortage of face masks  Victorian Chief Medical Officer Andrew Wilson leaked that numbers were low Dr Sharma said a lack of transparency denied the chance to find other solutions Authorities said a lack of PPE played a role in the deadly second … Read more

Secret documents show North Korea laundering money through U.S. banks

North Korea carried out an elaborate money laundering scheme for years using a string of shell companies and help from Chinese firms, moving money through prominent banks in New York, according to confidential bank documents reviewed by NBC News. Wire transfers from North Korean-linked firms with opaque ownership sometimes came in bursts, only days or hours apart, and the amounts transferred were in round figures with no clear commercial reasons for the transactions, according to the … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Joe Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of ‘abuse of power’ – as it happened

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week ‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigil Robert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principle Obituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’ Sign up for our First Thing newsletter Updated Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, on Sunday about the supreme court. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Key events Show 2.59pm EDT14:59 Biden: power rests with voters 2.23pm EDT14:23 Barasso tries out ‘Biden rule’ … Read more

Secret documents show North Korea laundering money through U.S. banks

North Korea carried out an elaborate money laundering scheme for years using a string of shell companies and help from Chinese firms, moving money through prominent banks in New York, according to confidential bank documents reviewed by NBC News. Wire transfers from North Korean-linked firms with opaque ownership sometimes came in bursts, only days or hours apart, and the amounts transferred were in round figures with no clear commercial reasons for the transactions, according to the … Read more

More migrants take on treacherous journey from France to Britain

LONDON — Clad head to toe in newly bought all-black clothes that held no scent, as instructed by the smugglers who bundled him into the back of a truck, this is how Md Mominul Hamid’s life in Britain began. Hamid risked his life to make the perilous journey from France to Britain, a trip dozens of others make each day. “I didn’t have any choice,” the 28-year-old from Bangladesh told NBC News. It’s a common refrain … Read more

More migrants take on treacherous journey from France to Britain

LONDON — Clad head to toe in newly bought all-black clothes that held no scent, as instructed by the smugglers who bundled him into the back of a truck, this is how Md Mominul Hamid’s life in Britain began. Hamid risked his life to make the perilous journey from France to Britain, a trip dozens of others make each day. “I didn’t have any choice,” the 28-year-old from Bangladesh told NBC News. It’s a common refrain … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Tens of thousands of Britons are at risk of losing their homes as the Government’s ban of evictions comes to an end on Monday. Private renters in England and Wales have been protected during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to a ban on evictions announced in March. This was then extended, meaning anyone who has been served with an eviction notice … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Tens of thousands of Britons are at risk of losing their homes as the Government’s ban of evictions comes to an end on Monday. Private renters in England and Wales have been protected during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to a ban on evictions announced in March. This was then extended, meaning anyone who has been served with an eviction notice … Read more

Opinion: Trump-Biden just got fiercer

“Having repeatedly beaten cancer, Ginsburg had come to almost seem invincible,” wrote law professor Mary Ziegler. “She was a larger than life figure who became a hero to many young women … Even before joining the Supreme Court, she convinced an all-male Supreme Court that laws enforcing sex stereotypes violated the Constitution — and demonstrated how those laws harmed men as well as women. Ginsburg helped to make sense of how discrimination against pregnant workers could … Read more

People are ditching in-person financial services for apps

It’s not just online banking applications. These days, people are relying on tech for everything from investing to financial planning. In many cases, the changes were prompted by coronavirus-related lockdowns and social distancing measures. But many expect them to stick even after the pandemic ends, which could mean huge growth opportunities for banks investing in new technology capabilities and “fintech” firms that make digital financial services. “What we’ve seen is that consumers during this period have … Read more

U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes tests positive for COVID-19

1 / 2 U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes tests positive for COVID-19 FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic congressional candidate Hayes speaks with a member of the media after filling out her ballot in Wolcott, Connecticut WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday and has decided to quarantine for 14 days, she said on Twitter, becoming the latest member of Congress to test positive for COVID-19. “I have taken every possible precaution and … Read more

Full transcript of “Face the Nation” on September 20, 2020

On this “Face the Nation” broadcast moderated by Margaret Brennan: Former President Bill Clinton Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner Jan Crawford, CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS News Chief Congressional Correspondent Click here to browse full transcripts of “Face the Nation.” MARGARET BRENNAN: I’m Margaret Brennan in Washington. And this week on FACE THE NATION, remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the champion of women’s rights, whose death has set … Read more

Supreme court: Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of abuse of power

US elections 2020 Supreme court: Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of abuse of power Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rocks presidential race Trump will pick woman; McConnell promises vote ‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigil Opinion: Democrats can still have the last laugh Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Sunday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, made an urgent plea on Sunday to the conscience of … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Joe Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of ‘abuse of power’ – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week ‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigil Robert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principle Obituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’ Sign up for our First Thing newsletter LIVE Updated Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, on Sunday about the supreme court. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Key events Show 2.59pm EDT14:59 Biden: power rests with voters 2.23pm EDT14:23 Barasso tries out ‘Biden … Read more

‘Overreach and overzealous’: concerns over Victoria’s proposed new police powers

Australian police and policing ‘Overreach and overzealous’: concerns over Victoria’s proposed new police powers The state government insists expanded police powers are needed to help battle Covid-19, but civil rights groups disagree Victoria cases trend map; Full Australian Covid stats Melbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rules Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email Police enter Elsternwick Park in Melbourne over the weekend as protesters rally against Victoria’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions. A new bill has … Read more

The FinCEN Files: Money laundering is a dirty, even deadly business. Miami plays a huge role

Emily Spell heard the screams from outside her parents’ red brick home. She found her brother, Joseph Williams, 31, splayed on a mattress in the basement. His eyes, half open, were yellow. His lips were blue. “Joe, wake up! Joe, wake up!” his wife, Kristina, hollered, while pounding on his chest. Spell, a nursing student, started CPR. Joe’s mother, who’d raced home from work at the Piggly Wiggly grocery in Garland, North Carolina, tore into the … Read more

Parliament surrendered role over Covid emergency laws, says Lady Hale

Coronavirus outbreak Exclusive: former supreme court president criticises manner in which controls were enacted Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Hale retired in January after becoming the first woman to lead the supreme court in 2017. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA The former president of the supreme court says parliament “surrendered” its role over emergency laws restricting freedoms amid the coronavirus pandemic, in an intervention expected to embolden MPs threatening a Commons revolt. Lady Hale, … Read more

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill straight out of Trump playbook, David Lammy says

Boris Johnson’s law-breaking Brexit bill is straight out of the Donald Trump playbook, and leaves justice secretary Robert Buckland looking “a very small figure,” says David Lammy . As the controversial internal markets bill returns to the House of Commons this week, the prime minister appears to have bought off most Tory rebels by promising a parliamentary vote before the powers in it would be used. But Lammy, who was a barrister and the first black … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Republican Lisa Murkowski will not support filling vacancy before election – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week ‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigil Robert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principle Obituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’ Sign up for our First Thing newsletter LIVE Updated Two women embrace in front of the supreme court buidling, paying their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images Key events Show 1.08pm EDT13:08 ActBlue reports $91.4m in donations since Ginsburg’s … Read more

Transcript: Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on “Face the Nation,” September 20, 2020

The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that aired Sunday, September 20 2020, on “Face the Nation.”  MARGARET BRENNAN: We want to turn now for perspective to former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. He joins us from Westport, Connecticut. Good morning.  DR. SCOTT GOTTLIEB: Good morning. MARGARET BRENNAN: President Trump said at his rally last night that the country’s rounding the turn on COVID-19 even without a vaccine. Is … Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s U.S. WeChat Ban

Enlarge this image A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked the Trump administration’s order that would have banned Chinese-owned app WeChat, which millions in the U.S. use to stay in touch with family and friends and conduct business in China Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption toggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP A federal judge has blocked President Trump’s executive order that would have effectively shut down popular Chinese app WeChat, ruling that the action represents a free speech … Read more

Transcript: Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on “Face the Nation,” September 20, 2020

The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that aired Sunday, September 20 2020, on “Face the Nation.”  MARGARET BRENNAN: We want to turn now for perspective to former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. He joins us from Westport, Connecticut. Good morning.  DR. SCOTT GOTTLIEB: Good morning. MARGARET BRENNAN: President Trump said at his rally last night that the country’s rounding the turn on COVID-19 even without a vaccine. Is … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Hillary Clinton sees ‘very dangerous point in US history’ – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week ‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigil Robert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principle Obituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’ Sign up for our First Thing newsletter LIVE Updated Two women embrace in front of the supreme court buidling, paying their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images Key events Show 11.13am EDT11:13 Hillary Clinton: we are at a very … Read more

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

ORLANDO, Fla. — Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount. The fires on the West Coast forced tens of thousands of people to flee homes in California and Oregon before they could be counted, and tens of thousands of others were uncounted in Louisiana communities hit hard last month by … Read more

The West Block — Episode 55, Season 9

THE WEST BLOCK Episode 55, Season 9 Sunday, September 20, 2020 Host: Mercedes Stephenson Guests: Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Locations: Calgary, Alberta and Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “The world has changed in many ways over the past number of months with this COVID crisis, which requires us to set forward a new throne speech.” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney: “They campaign on things and they don’t actually deliver … Read more

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

TORONTO — A bitterly fought legal battle between survivors of a brutal residential school and the federal government is slated for an appeal hearing this week over whether the case should now be moved to British Columbia from Ontario. The underlying fight relates to a request by three survivors of St. Anne’s in Fort Albany, Ont., to have their compensation cases reopened. They argue their claims were settled before Ottawa turned over thousands of relevant documents … Read more

More migrants take on treacherous journey from France to Britain

LONDON — Clad head to toe in newly bought all-black clothes that held no scent, as instructed by the smugglers who bundled him into the back of a truck, this is how Md Mominul Hamid’s life in Britain began. Hamid risked his life to make the perilous journey from France to Britain, a trip dozens of others make each day. “I didn’t have any choice,” the 28-year-old from Bangladesh told NBC News. It’s a common refrain … Read more

More migrants take on treacherous journey from France to Britain

LONDON — Clad head to toe in newly bought all-black clothes that held no scent, as instructed by the smugglers who bundled him into the back of a truck, this is how Md Mominul Hamid’s life in Britain began. Hamid risked his life to make the perilous journey from France to Britain, a trip dozens of others make each day. “I didn’t have any choice,” the 28-year-old from Bangladesh told NBC News. It’s a common refrain … Read more