Although San Francisco and areas around the coast were getting some relief with ocean breezes, Oakland had hit 96 degrees by 3 p.m., surpassing the previous record high of 93 degrees on Sept. 7, 1957. Livermore also looked to be on its way to setting a daily record at 111 degrees, said Drew Peterson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. … [Read more...] about Power shut-offs to hit parts of Napa and Sonoma counties as PG&E braces for ominous winds
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Jenna Karvunidis, a blogger who is largely credited with starting the gender reveal party phenomenon. She condemned the trend amid news that the El Dorado fire raging in California was started by an explosive used for a gender reveal party. That blaze has grown to nearly 10,000 acres. Overall, a huge spate of wildfires across the state has burned 2 million acres and caused power outages for more than 170,000. … [Read more...] about 5 things to know for September 8: Coronavirus, protests, Brexit, US election, China
> Vaccines: Nine drug companies on Tuesday issued a joint statement seeking to reassure the public about the safeguards and testing behind any coronavirus vaccine developed, approved by regulators and released to the public (The Hill). The unusual move is intended to accompany boasts by Trump that an effective cure could be available before Election Day. Hours later, a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, a British-Swedish pharmaceutical manufacturer, and the University of Oxford, which is now in human trials across the United States, was revealed to be on hold out of “an abundance of caution” because of an adverse reaction seen in a U.K. participant, who is expected to recover from unidentified complications (STAT news). The finding has impacted other AstraZeneca vaccine trials as well as clinical trials being conducted by other vaccine manufacturers, a source told STAT. Adding to intrigue in the competitive vaccine world, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind – Prudent or ‘pathetic’? GOP senators plan to vote on coronavirus relief Thursday
He said to me, "I don't think I got in too much trouble with that." Not, "I'm sorry I did it." It was, "Oh, I didn't think I got in that much trouble," so for him, what matters is not the fairness of something. Ten times harder is justified in his mind. You criticize my hair, I'm going to call you a big, fat, ugly person who's not worth the air that you breathe. It's all relative, and it's all, is it fair to me? Does it mean that I'm getting my ego stroked or somehow being ignored or diminished? … [Read more...] about Who is Donald Trump?
➔ Administration: Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBarr stands by DOJ move to defend Trump in Carroll lawsuit The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Trump, Biden duel in final stretch | Vaccine trial on pause after recipient's 'potentially unexplained illness' | Biden visits Michigan | Trump campaign has 18 events in 11 states planned in the next week Voting by mail: Are we really playing with fire? MORE on Wednesday defended the Justice Department’s involvement in a lawsuit against Trump brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s. During an “NBC Nightly News” interview, Barr said, "This is done frequently. It's been done for presidents. It's been done for congressmen. The normal process was followed in this particular case.” … In a whistleblower complaint, a Homeland Security intelligence official told lawmakers on Wednesday his department has been pressured to … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind – Woodward book revelations rock Washington