Biden campaign firm targeted by Russian hackers, no breach detected: sources

A person familiar with the strategy and communications firm’s response to the attempts said the hackers failed to gain access to the firm’s networks.

Ex-U.S. aide told to stop providing Russia intelligence assessments: whistleblower – National

WASHINGTON — Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told a former senior aide to stop providing intelligence assessments on Russia‘s interference in the United States, the former official said in a whistleblower complaint released on Wednesday. 0:43 Trump says ex-FBI attorney expected to plead guilty in review of Russia inquiry Trump says ex-FBI […]

‘Stupid’: Trump demands Biden apologize for challenging him on coronavirus vaccines – National

Republican President Donald Trump, accused by Joe Biden of putting lives at risk in his handling of the coronavirus, on Monday called his Democratic rival “stupid” and demanded an apology for what Trump called anti-vaccine rhetoric. Trailing in national opinion polls as the U.S. death toll from the virus approaches 190,000, Trump unleashed a […]

Kamala Harris meets with Jacob Blake’s family as she visits critical swing state – National

MILWAUKEE — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met Monday with the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her visit to the critical swing state, where Vice President Mike Pence was also visiting as the presidential race enters its final phase. Harris gathered with Jacob Blake’s father, […]

U.S. veterans divided about reports Trump called army members ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’

Richardson was trained to respect the office of commander in chief, but he was rankled by allegations in The Atlantic, many of them independently confirmed by The Associated Press, that Trump had referred to fallen and captured U.S. service members as “losers” and “suckers.”

Tens of thousands march in Belarus’ capital despite warning from government

The human rights group Spring-96 said at least 70 people were arrested. Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that several people were injured when police broke up a protest outside a state-run tractor factory.

Some U.S. legislative state candidates bring QAnon conspiracy theories to campaign trail

They make up a tiny share of the thousands of state legislative candidates on the ballot in November and many are longshots, but several, including in Arizona, Minnesota and Wisconsin, are running in competitive districts.

U.S. debt from coronavirus pandemic will soon exceed size of entire economy, analysts say

The Congressional Budget Office has warned that the government this year will run the largest budget deficit, as a share of the economy, since 1945, when World War II ended.

Trump moves to cancel ‘divisive’ racial diversity training programs at White House

The memo released Friday directs all federal agencies to identify any contracts or other spending for training on “critical race theory,” “white privilege” and other “propaganda.”

Libya at ‘turning point,’ coronavirus ‘spiralling out of control’: United Nations

Oil-rich Libya was plunged into disorder when a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who was later killed.