Biden Taps John Kerry As U.S. Climate Envoy
President-elect Joe Biden has selected Obama-era Secretary of State John Kerry as his presidential climate envoy.Despite President Donald Trump refusal to concede the election, the GSA formally declared Biden the apparent winner on Monday, allowing him access to federal records and classified intelligence. Almost immediately after the decision by GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, Biden advisers began coordinating with Trump administration officials.The new position will be called Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and will sit on the National Security Council (NSC). “This marks the first tim...
GAO: Military aircraft missing readiness target
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Key U.S. military aircraft have for years been missing goals for their readiness to fly missions, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reports.The agency said the Navy’s F/A-18E and F Super Hornet fighter jets, its E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft and C-2A cargo planes did not meet annual goals for the total time they can fly and perform their mission at any time between fiscal years 2011 and 2019.The Air Force’s F-22 Raptors also missed their annual goals for all of those years.The Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, which is to replace the E-2C, missed its goal in each ...
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
Ex-Lions WR Calvin Johnson a semifinalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame
DETROIT — Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of four first-year eligible players who are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.Johnson joins cornerback Charles Woodson, quarterback Peyton Manning and defensive end Jarred Allen in a 25-man group that will be whittled to 15 finalists before being presented to the Hall of Fame selection committee in February.Johnson, who played all nine of his seasons for the Lions, set the NFL’s single-season receiving mark of 1,964 yards in 2012 and retired in 2016 as the organization’s all-time leader in receivin...
Detroit Free Press
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: David Oyelowo Explains Why Angelina Jolie Is Perfect Mom Of Multiracial Kids In ‘Come Away’
Come Away star David Oyelowo spoke about why Angelina Jolie was a natural choice to play the mother of Peter Pan and Alice, and some of the magical moments working on the movie in this uInterview.The actor described the new movie as a “reimagined origin story that places Peter from Peter Pan and Alice from Alice in Wonderland as brother and sister.” He plays their father opposite Jolie.“Our family goes through a very challenging incident and you see how that incident becomes the jump off for the creation in a sense of the worlds of Neverland and Wonderland as our children use their imagination...
Most Americans don't give a rat's you-know-what about COVID-19 restrictions; going to see family for Thanksgiving
By Duncan SmithOne by one, Democratic authoritarians are attempting to tell Americans to forego celebrating Thanksgiving with their families.And of course, the refrain is a familiar one: Muh coronavirus!Well, according to a just-released survey, the majority of Americans are giving those Democrats the bird while they prepare to cook and eat one of a different kind.Breitbart News reports:A majority of Americans, including a majority of supporters of both President Trump and Joe Biden, say they will spend Thanksgiving with their families despite the coronavirus pandemic, a Morning Consult survey...
The National Sentinel
Hunger-striking Saudi activist's trial resumes Wednesday: family
Jailed Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul is due in court on Wednesday, her family said, nearly a month after she went on hunger strike.The trial of Hathloul, who has been detained for more than two years, began in March 2019, but campaigners and her family say court sessions are arbitrarily announced and closed to diplomats and journalists."We were just announced that @LoujainHathloul has a trial tomorrow," the activist's sister Lina Hathloul wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.A source close to the activist's family told AFP that judicial authorities did not specify a time for the hearing.There was ...
Dusty old has-been Robert De Niro trying to scare Trump supporters is a sick joke
By Duncan SmithSomeone close to actor Robert De Niro should remind him that he’s not really the Mafioso tough guy or criminal mastermind he has played in the movies.In an interview with those left-wing lunatics on “The View,” De Niro essentially warned supporters of President Donald Trump they’d better watch out once he leaves office.Noted Trump-hater Ana Navarro began by asking “Bob” if anyone will be able to convince the president to concede the election to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and also, “Why are so many Republicans still kissing the ring among other things?”“I’m — I don...
The National Sentinel
Dan + Shay’s 2021 Rescheduled Convert Dates Announced [Dates, Deals & Ticket Info]
Dan + Shay‘s United States tour has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic.The country pop stars are set to kick off the tour with appearances at festivals throughout the summer including Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival, Country Jam Colorado and Boots and Hearts Music Festival. Their headline tour begins on September 9 in Greenville, South Carolina and they’ll be traveling through the U.S. through the fall until their final show in Boston on December 7.GET DAN + SHAY CONCERT TICKETS HERE!The duo left a touching note for fans after the release ...
Murphy Signs Legislation to Bring Changes to the Use of Body Worn Cameras
MORRIS COUNTY — Acting on a commitment to further promote transparency in policing and build trust between police officers and the communities they serve, Governor Phil Murphy signed two pieces of legislation (S1163 and A4312), which concern the use of body-worn cameras by members of law enforcement.The Governor also signed executive Order No. 201, which establishes a 14-member Interagency Working Group to provide recommendations to the Governor’s Office and Attorney General regarding technology solutions to facilitate the statewide implementation of body-worn cameras in law enforcement agenci...
Morris County Focus
'I want to break free': Underground Paris party defies lockdown
On a darkened residential street in Paris, a gate left partly open signals the entrance to an abandoned train tunnel -- and an illegal rave party for 300 people looking for an escape from France's Covid-19 lockdown."Close the door," whispers a doorman hidden in the shadows, ushering towards tracks lit only by revellers' phones.The 15-euro ($18) tickets for the Saturday soirée, baptised "I Want to Break Free," were sold to members of a private Facebook group, and snapped up within hours.But the address in the 13th Arrondissement was kept secret until the last minute, and the rules were strict: ...