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Perseid meteor shower 2020: How and when to watch

Perseid meteor shower 2020: How and when to watch

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, will face some competition from the moon this year during its peak. The shower will peak with the most number of meteors during the late evening hours of August 11 and early morning hours of August 12 — which coincides with…MORE

Stalled stimulus talks could mean thousands of furloughs and halt US immigration system

Stalled stimulus talks could mean thousands of furloughs and halt US immigration system

The federal agency responsible for granting citizenship, providing immigration benefits and processing visa applications could furlough two-thirds of its workforce at the end of the month after negotiations over the next stimulus package stalled. US Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, told Congress in May that it expected to…MORE

More than 100 Black men urge Biden to pick Black woman as vice president

More than 100 Black men urge Biden to pick Black woman as vice president

More than 100 Black men on Monday signed an open letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urging him to pick a Black woman as his┬ávice president, writing that “failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election.” The letter represents a last-minute push by outside groups to pressure…MORE

Trump calls on college football games to resume amid coronavirus pandemic

Trump calls on college football games to resume amid coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump is calling for college football games to resume this season, as athletic conferences consider canceling or postponing play due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled,” the President tweeted on Monday, adding the hashtag #WeWantToPlay. Another tweet simply said: “Play College Football!”…MORE

Trump says he will deliver convention speech from either Gettysburg or White House

Trump says he will deliver convention speech from either Gettysburg or White House

President Donald Trump said Monday that he will deliver his convention speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination from either the site of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania or the White House in Washington, DC. “We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday),…MORE

Trump and Pelosi haven’t spoken in nearly 10 months

Trump and Pelosi haven’t spoken in nearly 10 months

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump have not spoken in nearly 10 months, even as negotiations between the White House and Congress to address the coronavirus pandemic have stalled. Trump called the negotiators three times on Thursday night while they were in Pelosi’s office. But he only spoke with White House chief of…MORE

Trump briefly leaves press briefing after shooting near the White House

President Donald Trump was abruptly evacuated from the White House briefing room by security on Monday after shots were apparently fired outside the building. Trump returned to the briefing room minutes later, confirming a shooting. “There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I’d like…MORE

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