Oakland ready for Trump attacks if 'proud daughter' Kamala Harris joins Democratic ticket
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Joe Biden’s vice presidential search committee met with a who’s who of California Democrats on a Zoom call late last month, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf used up every second of her turn to make an urgent pitch for Kamala Harris, a self-described proud “daughter of Oakland, California.”Schaaf has known the U.S. senator since they were both barely 30 years old and extolled her virtues as a fierce advocate for Oakland’s progressive values.But Oaklanders know that Harris won’t be the only one in the spotlight if she’s who Biden chooses to join the Democratic ticket for the Whi...
The Mercury News
Kanye West’s ‘Lawyer’ Lane Ruhland Submits Wisconsin Presidential Ballot Papers Late, Could Lead To Disqualification
Kanye West, a late entry to the 2020 presidential elections, may have missed the deadline to file to appear on Wisconsin’s presidential ballot by just minutes on Tuesday.A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporter caught a video of Lane Ruhland, one of President Donald Trump‘s attorneys, at the Wisconsin election commission’s office shortly after 5 p.m., the cutoff time to drop off the signatures for West.Matt Smith, the reporter who posted the video to Twitter, replied to the thread by saying “they called before 5p to alert election officials.”Though the time supports that the filing was late, Elec...
Officials announce 59 more arrests in KC as Operation LeGend expands in Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An additional 59 people have been arrested as part of the federal anti-violent crime initiative Operation LeGend, according to a release Friday from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.Of those arrested since Aug. 1, six new defendants face federal charges, meaning Operation LeGend has so far resulted in 17 federal cases, the release said.All of the new federal defendants have been charged with firearms-related charges, including four accused of being felons in possession of firearms. One was charged with illegally possessing a firearm and heroin trafficki...
The Kansas City Star
Cubs' 3-game series against Cardinals in St. Louis postponed after 3 more positive COVID-19 tests
ST. LOUIS — The Chicago Cubs’ three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium was postponed after three more positive COVID-19 tests from the Cardinals.MLB announced a Cardinals staff member and two players tested positive in samples collected over the last two days.Earlier, Friday’s game was postponed to “allow for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process,” the league said in a statement.The Cubs flew home to Chicago for four off days before their next scheduled game on Tuesday in Cleveland.There was no word on when the games would be rescheduled. The Cub...
Tigers will make up games against Cardinals in pair of doubleheaders
DETROIT — While the Detroit Tigers had most of the week off, thanks to a postponement of their home-and-home series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball’s schedule-makers were hard at work.The results — barring any further postponements — came out Thursday as MLB announced the rescheduled dates for the nearly two dozen games postponed in the past two weeks due to COVID-19 breakouts.Monday-Thursday’s Tigers/Cardinals series, which at one point had been turned into a four-game series at Comerica Park with a doubleheader in the middle and both teams getting home-field advantage for...
Detroit Free Press
Ann McFeatters: Trump takes aim at the Postal Service
In case you missed it, Donald Trump’s new target is one of America’s oldest and most necessary institutions — the U.S. Postal Service.It doesn’t matter that Trump and most of his adult family members and top aides vote by mail. He is convinced that during the COVID-19 pandemic, if millions of Americans vote by mail, he ultimately would lose to Joe Biden.So he is claiming, with no evidence, that voting by mail will result in huge fraud. He is cutting the Postal Service budget. The Postal Service board of governors named Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor who oversaw his inaugural festivities, to ...
Tribune News Service
'I have nothing to do with him': Trump distances himself from GOP efforts to help Kanye West's campaign
President Donald Trump sought to put some breathing room between himself and Kanye West on Wednesday, claiming he’s completely in the dark on Republican efforts to help the rapper get on November’s general election ballot.Several GOP operatives with ties to Trump are openly helping West’s quixotic third-party 2020 bid, but the president told reporters at the White House that any such backdoor dealings are unbeknownst to him and his campaign.“Kim Kardashian, she’s got a good heart, a very good heart, and I like Kanye very much,” Trump said in the briefing room, referring to West’s wife, “but I ...
New York Daily News
10 things to know about Big Ten schedule, safety protocols
Big Ten officials dubbed the football schedule released to the public Wednesday morning “Jenga 41.”The number represents the slate’s 41st iteration. Jenga because, like the classic stacking game, blocks can be moved from the bottom and middle to the top.Of course, one wrong move, one slip of the finger, and every piece comes crashing down.“This epitomizes ‘fluid situation,’ “ Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren told the Tribune. “Just because we release a schedule doesn’t mean we are going to play.”Warren, who also spoke to Yahoo Sports and The Athletic in advance of the schedule release, is und...
Biden won't attend Democratic convention in Milwaukee amid coronavirus concerns
Joe Biden will not accept his party’s presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee later this month because of concerns over the still-raging coronavirus pandemic, Democratic officials announced Wednesday.Instead, Biden will deliver his acceptance speech via streaming video from his home state of Delaware, the officials said, meaning the highlight of the convention will be entirely virtual.“From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said. “That’s the kind of...
New York Daily News
Tech Q&A: How to prevent, and fix, a balky external drive
Q: Last year, the Western Digital external hard drive for my Windows 8.1 PC stopped working. I bought another Western Digital external drive, but it wouldn’t work, either. I then bought a Seagate external drive and began using it last November. But by late July, I got an error message saying the external drive couldn’t be detected, even though I can see it listed in Windows Explorer. I followed Seagate’s instructions to look at the hard drive’s properties and discovered that NTFS (New Technology Files System, a type of disk formatting) was missing from the list. In addition, I’ve twice receive...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)