Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told Business Insider she was “hanging in there” after the FBI foiled a right-wing plot to kidnap and assassinate her.
“That’s my phrase for 2020,” she said, adding that she was “appalled” when President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to “lock her up” just 10 days after the men suspected of plotting against her were arrested.
Whitmer sharply rejected the Trump campaign’s “ridiculous” allegation that she was encouraging “assassination attempts” against the president following a recent television appearance.
Whitmer also excoriated the president for stirring up conspiracy theories about the integrity of the election system and expressed confidence in state and local officials who are working overtime to ensure the safety of the vote.
“It’s going to take a while to count these ballots because we’re going to have historic turnout, which is a great thing for democracy,” she said.
There are some socially-distant events planned in Dallas-Fort Worth, many of which are drive-thru style.
This story will be continually updated as events are announced.
It’s that season when ghouls and goblins come creeping out of corners, but this year is bound to look different during a global pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control is discouraging traditional trick-or-treating. Attending crowded costume parties or haunted houses, going on hayrides and traveling to fall festivals that are not in your community is out, too.
Luckily, there are some socially-distant events planned in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, many of which are drive-thru style.
Now, what will you dress up as? The most searched Halloween costumes on Google this year are a witch, dinosaur and comic book character Harley Quinn.
Other safe events you can do at home with the kids are Easter-Egg-style candy hunts, or a virtual costume party.
Health officials from Dallas
A little-known automaker just smashed speed records at 316 mph for world’s fastest production car | National News
A little-known American automaker has just snatched the title of world’s fastest production car.
SSC North America announced Monday that its Tuatara hypercar reached an average speed of 316.11 miles per hour during two record-breaking dashes outside Las Vegas.
The vehicle, which was tested on a seven-mile stretch of a Nevada highway on Saturday, also reached the highest speed ever achieved on a public road, at 331.15 miles per hour, according to the company. The official top speed of 316 miles per hour is the result of two runs in opposite directions, to account for wind and road variations.
SSC said that two independent witnesses were on site to verify the world records.
The Tuatara, which has butterfly doors and produces 1,750 horsepower from a turbocharged V-8 engine, is the second vehicle built by SSC to earn the title of world’s fastest production car, according to the company. It says
At least two Hawaii restaurants are asking visitors and travelers not to dine in at their establishments — despite the state’s new pre-travel coronavirus testing program.
Last week, Hawaii launched the program, which allows travelers to avoid the state’s 14-day quarantine if they test negative for the coronavirus 72 hours before they arrive.
However, Saenz Ohana Breakfast in Princeville, Hawaii, and the Lighthouse Bistro in Kilauea, Hawaii, would prefer not to have those travelers sitting down to eat.
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According to KHON 2, Saenz, a food truck on the island of Kauai, posted on Facebook last week explaining that its seating area is only available to Kauai residents and will be closed to visitors from elsewhere.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the post even said the food truck would check to make sure that people who were sitting and eating had local
With the return of football to the Big Ten, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said his projected hit to the athletic department budget, while still large, is slightly less than what he had forecast last month.
Manuel said on the “Conqu’ring Heroes” podcast with Jon Jansen that posted Tuesday afternoon that the Big Ten’s decision to reinstate the football season and play eight games with a plus-one divisional crossover matchup will help cushion the blow of revenue losses triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan opens the season at Minnesota on Saturday night then plays its first game at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 31 against Michigan State. Fans are not allowed to attend football games, which affects the home football gate, but having an abbreviated season will provide a pool of television money to be divided among conference schools.
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel (Photo: David Guralnick, Detroit News)
Tiffany Trump, one of President Donald Trump’s two daughters, seemingly forgot about her father’s record of rolling back LGBTQ rights while headlining a “Trump Pride” event this weekend.
The event, which took place Saturday at the Westshore Grand Hotel in Tampa, Florida, comprised “a diverse coalition dedicated to re-electing President Trump, the first president to begin his presidency in support of marriage equality,” according to its website.
The 27-year-old first daughter and former National Intelligence Director Richard Grenell, who is gay, co-hosted the event.
Video footage of the event, featured on local NBC affiliate WFLA and widely circulated on social media, showed Tiffany Trump emerging from the crowd in a pink face mask before taking the stage to deliver a speech.
“I know what my father believes in,” she told the crowd, which included her mother, Marla Maples, along with many attendees who did not appear to be wearing masks.
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When you’re juggling two jobs, be aware of what you actually need to get done each day.
“I’ve worked a full-time job while maintaining several freelance contracts on the side, and the critical advice I can give is to stay organized,” said Glenn Carter, author of the personal finance blog The Casual Capitalist.
Carter recommends taking 15 minutes at the beginning and end of each day to make a task list and organize it
Halloween is quickly approaching, and the coronavirus pandemic is still prevalent around the U.S.
Families now have to decide whether they want to participate in the spooky holiday events like trick-or-treating or if they opt for a more low-key occasion at home.
No matter what you choose, there’s a lot of fun to be had.
Here are 13 different ways you can have fun on Halloween if you choose to not go door-to-door to collecting candy with your children.
Virtual costume contest: Figure out a costume for each member of your family, then send out zoom invites to other friends and family members that are dressing up as well and have a virtual costume contest. You could even give out fun prizes.
Paint or carve pumpkins: Save some of your pumpkin decorating for Halloween night. You can either break out the carving kit or use paint to transform your pumpkins
EXCLUSIVE: Let’s Make A Deal is the latest long-running daytime gameshow returning to production.
The show, which has aired on CBS since its latest revival began in 2009, is back in the studio from today and is returning with a mix of virtual and in-person contestants.
This comes as the network sets three primetime specials for the show – the first since its move to CBS.
The show was originally planned to shoot its 12th season from the end of May through August, but was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It put together around 40 online at-home episodes, Let’s Make A Deal: At Home, with simple, quick games.
But while they were making those Zoom-based shows, which featured host Wayne Brady as well as announcer Jonathan Mangum, exec producer John Quinn was working on a plan to bring it back to the studio.
Quinn, who took
Quarantines won’t be enforced for travel to N.Y., Pa. and Ct. even though N.J. meets coronavirus criteria
New Jersey has not landed on its newest travel advisory for states even though it meets the criteria for a 14-day quarantine because of an uptick of coronavirus cases, officials said Tuesday.
New Jersey entered into the joint travel advisory with New York and Connecticut. But New York officials announced travel wouldn’t be restricted between Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — all three of which meet the criteria as of Tuesday.
New York has not met the criteria.
Two states, meanwhile, were added to New Jersey’s travel advisory: Arizona and Maryland. There are currently 40 states on the list of the joint quarantine travel advisory with New York and Connecticut.
“Given interconnected nature of region a quarantine is not practically viable,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spokeswoman Caitlin Girouard said in a tweet.
She added New York discourages non-essential travel.
New Jersey has met the criteria used for the last