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Figures show Australia could be out of the coronavirus-driven recession already

Figures show Australia could be out of the coronavirus-driven recession already

Surprise figures show Australia is out of recession already - with the country set to record a small INCREASE in growthReserve Bank of Australia said growth was likely to be positive after COVID-19Country went into recession for the first time in 30 years due to the pandemic RBA deputy governor said drag on economy from VIC…
Amy Coney Barrett is CONFIRMED to the Supreme Court by Senate

Amy Coney Barrett is CONFIRMED to the Supreme Court by Senate

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice on the White House South Lawn in front of Donald Trump by Clarence Thomas Monday night - an hour after a divided Senate voted for her confirmation.Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a 52-48 vote - with Republican Susan Collins crossing…
Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski set to reveal ‘new allegations’ about Bidens

Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski set to reveal ‘new...

Hunter Biden's former business partner Tony Bobulinski will appear on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show on Tuesday night with 'new allegations', which sources claim will 'bury' the Biden family.Bobulinski has since early October been pushing the story of his time in business with Hunter Biden, 50, and his claims that Joe Biden was involved in…
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtagh ridicules Chris Cuomo with a huge photo of his Q-tip in insults

Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtagh ridicules Chris Cuomo with a huge...

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and communications director for the Trump campaign Tim Murtaugh ended up having an on-air spat on Monday evening as the pair discussed the administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic.The 12-minute interview quickly descended into an argument as Cuomo began by discussing the recent increase in COVID cases across the U.S. Murtaugh defended…
Protests erupt in Philadelphia after police shot and killed a knife-wielding black man, 27

Protests erupt in Philadelphia after police shot and killed a knife-wielding...

Rioting, vandalism and looting erupted in Philadelphia on Monday night hours after police fatally shot a 27-year-old black man armed with a knife during a domestic disturbance call.Late into the night, growing anger boiled over into a violent riot near the Philadelphia Police 18th District building. Several officers were injured by bricks and other projectiles…
Women’s groups slam Amy Coney Barrett confirmation as ‘malicious theft’ of Supreme Court vacancy

Women’s groups slam Amy Coney Barrett confirmation as ‘malicious theft’ of...

Women’s groups on Monday slammed Senate Republicans for confirming President Trump’s nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, saying they participated in a “malicious theft” of a vacancy on the high court, and called the confirmation process “an illegitimate power grab.”The Senate voted to confirm Barrett to the vacancy on the high court…
Patrick Mahomes is a trick-or-treater’s dream

Patrick Mahomes is a trick-or-treater’s dream

As a kid, the houses that gave out the full-size candy bars were a must-stop while trick-or-treating.Patrick Mahomes revealed Monday on 610 Sports Radio’s “The Drive” that his house gives out the goods when it comes Halloween time, making his home one of the best in his neighborhood to trick-or-treat in.COWBOYS' MIKE NOLAN STOPS MEDIA…
Baier: Amy Coney Barrett confirmation represents ‘biggest win’ for McConnell, GOP Senate

Baier: Amy Coney Barrett confirmation represents ‘biggest win’ for McConnell, GOP...

The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is symbolic of the "biggest win by far" for Senate Republicans over their six years in the majority, Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Monday.  "Not only the Supreme Court justices, but the dozens and dozens of federal judges on different courts that President Trump and Sen. McConnell had…
Trump hits Biden on Social Security, Medicare flip flops

Trump hits Biden on Social Security, Medicare flip flops

With barely more than a week to go before the November election, President Trump has been taking Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to task for his mixed record on cutting Medicare and Social Security. At one of two campaign rallies in Florida last Friday, Trump accused his Democratic rival of lying at the previous night’s presidential debate when…
Zeta upgraded to hurricane as it nears Mexico, U.S.

Zeta upgraded to hurricane as it nears Mexico, U.S.

Tropical storm Zeta was upgraded to a hurricane Monday as it continues to move toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula before likely making landfall in the United States. The storm was centered about 90 miles southeast of Cozumel island Monday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.A hurricane watch was posted from Morgan…
Manchin on Court-Packing: ‘We’ve Proven That Doesn’t Work’

Manchin on Court-Packing: ‘We’ve Proven That Doesn’t Work’

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Monday voiced his concern with Democrats packing the Supreme Court in response to Republicans nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the court in the final year of President Donald Trump's first term.
Former aged care worker admits taking $132k from elderly resident

Former aged care worker admits taking $132k from elderly resident

A former employee of an aged care home has pleaded guilty to using her position as an elderly resident's power of attorney to take more than $132,000 from the woman's bank accounts.Key points:Kaylene Stanborough, 52, took money from the account of an elderly resident of the aged care home where she workedMore than $132,000 was…
Nolte: Trump Jumps to 48% to 47% National Lead over Biden

Nolte: Trump Jumps to 48% to 47% National Lead over Biden

President Donald Trump now leads former Vice President Joe Biden nationally by a single point in the Rasmussen tracking poll.
Nevada Poll: Trump, Biden in Virtual Tie Among Likely Voters

Nevada Poll: Trump, Biden in Virtual Tie Among Likely Voters

A Nevada poll shows President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the Democrat nominee, virtually tied among likely voters in the state.
Facebook Tries to Shut Down NYU Study on Targeted Political Ads

Facebook Tries to Shut Down NYU Study on Targeted Political Ads

Facebook is urging researchers at New York University to shut down a study into targeted political advertisements on the platform. As one researcher put it, Facebook maintains a "walled garden" on advertising data.
Minnesota Republican Senate Candidate Jason Lewis Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Minnesota Republican Senate Candidate Jason Lewis Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis underwent emergency surgery Monday after he was diagnosed with an internal hernia, his campaign announced. 
Will we EVER learn to love the council flat kid who became F1’s greatest driver?

Will we EVER learn to love the council flat kid who...

Even if you know nothing of Formula One and care still less for the high testosterone sport of motor racing, you will have almost certainly have heard of Lewis Hamilton.There’s Lewis the red carpet regular with a string of glamorous celebrity girlfriends, Lewis the fashion icon with his tattoos, hair braids and bling, Lewis the social…
Cairns woman, 21, spends three months in jail after reckless crash which almost killed her sister

Cairns woman, 21, spends three months in jail after reckless crash...

Pictured: Ms Peacock after serving time in jailA young woman who spent three months in jail for almost killing her sister and two friends has opened up about the 'stupid mistake' she made that landed her behind bars. Caitlin Peacock was with two of her best friends and her sister on November 6, 2018 when she…
ROBERT HARDMAN: Forget loo rolls… now we’re talking turkey!

ROBERT HARDMAN: Forget loo rolls… now we’re talking turkey!

First it was loo roll, then personal protective equipment, baking ingredients, fruit- pickers and, latterly, testing kits.With every major shortage of every important commodity during this pandemic, the patience of the British people has been tested to the limit. Yet, somehow, we have managed to muddle through.Until now. For we may be fast approaching a…
Trump says Hillary Clinton had more energy and was ‘a much more intelligent person’ than Biden

Trump says Hillary Clinton had more energy and was ‘a much...

Donald Trump praises Hillary Clinton by saying she had more energy and was 'a much more intelligent person' than Joe Biden - but insists they are both 'crooked'Donald Trump at a rally on Sunday had rare praise for Hillary ClintonTrump told the New Hampshire crowd that Clinton had more energy than BidenHe also described her…
Fridges, TVs and iPads are set to sell for just $10 in an online auction but there’s a catch 

Fridges, TVs and iPads are set to sell for just $10...

Fridges, dishwashers, TVs and Apple iPads are set to sell for as little as $10 in an online auction - but there's a catchAn online auction is selling 2,000 appliances with a starting price of just $10The range of goods include fridges, TVs, iPads, dishwashers, dryers and fridges Items were shipped from Thailand in early 2020…
Stevie Nicks says ‘time is being stolen from’ artists waiting to perform live amid coronavirus pandemic

Stevie Nicks says ‘time is being stolen from’ artists waiting to...

Stevie Nicks is looking forward to performing for a live audience again.The 72-year-old rock legend opened up about waiting on the coronavirus pandemic to pass in a recent interview on "CBS Sunday Morning.""Time is being stolen from all of us," said the "Edge of Seventeen" singer of waiting to take the stage again. "Absolutely. Especially…
Tim Murtaugh: The choice in 2020 is between a ‘political outsider’ and the ‘consummate DC insider’

Tim Murtaugh: The choice in 2020 is between a ‘political outsider’...

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “is the consummate D.C. insider” and President Trump “is still the political outsider in Washington,” Trump 2020 Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday. He added that “the Washington establishment still doesn’t know what to make” of President Trump.Speaking of Biden Murtaugh said, “Almost five decades of working in the swamp and we…
Allison Weisenberger: Halloween 2020 – It’s government overreach that is really spooky this year

Allison Weisenberger: Halloween 2020 – It’s government overreach that is really...

If you had told parents living in Los Angeles back in March, that we would still be under lockdown seven months later and that our children would not be permitted to freely trick-or-treat on Halloween we would have started our own peaceful playground protests. As a mother of two small children, I have seen firsthand how my…
Drew Barrymore says she ‘really did not take divorce well’ after past family struggles

Drew Barrymore says she ‘really did not take divorce well’ after...

Drew Barrymore is opening up about some of her past struggles.The 45-year-old actress is known now as a lovable Hollywood star but has seen strife in the form of addiction, legal battles and divorce in years past.During Sunday's edition of the "Today" show, Barrymore discussed her divorce from Will Kopelman, which, as most of her…
Browns’ Baker Mayfield tosses game-winning TD pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones to beat Bengals

Browns’ Baker Mayfield tosses game-winning TD pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones to...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield proved Sunday that games aren’t won and lost in the first quarter no matter how much noise is made on social media during the game.Mayfield, who was reportedly playing with a cracked rib, started the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, 0-for-5 with an interception. But it was the three other…
Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon ‘concerned’ over 160 new cases

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon ‘concerned’ over 160 new cases

Publishedduration31 Augustmedia captionCoronavirus in Scotland: No 'one-size-fits-all approach' for local lockdownsNicola Sturgeon has voiced concerns after 160 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland.The latest increase in new cases follows 123 reported on Sunday, with a number of "clusters" across Scotland.The first minister said the rise in cases was "partly the result of a…
Seven key moments from the MTV VMAs: Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more

Seven key moments from the MTV VMAs: Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift,...

By Helen BushbyEntertainment and arts reporterPublishedduration31 Augustimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionLady Gaga's flamboyant fashion sense included a variety of masks, which she wore throughout the showLady Gaga led this year's MTV VMAs, winning five awards, while BTS and Ariana Grande won four each and The Weeknd won video of the year.The ceremony, filmed at several outdoor…
Europa League draw: Tottenham to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Europa League draw: Tottenham to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Boss Jose Mourinho's Tottenham finished sixth in the Premier League last seasonTottenham will travel to Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second round of Europa League qualifying.All qualifying ties are being played as single-leg encounters behind closed doors on 17 September.Meanwhile, Motherwell visit Northern Ireland side Coleraine, while Rangers will travel to Gibraltar to play…
Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight

Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight

Publishedduration31 Augustimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionNearly 200 passengers on a flight back from the Greek island of Zante have been told to self-isolateA flight from Zante which left nearly 200 people facing two weeks' self-isolation was a "debacle" and a "free-for-all", passengers say.One traveller said the Tui flight was full of "covidiots" and "inept crew who…
What was Edinburgh’s Royal Mile like without the festivals?

What was Edinburgh’s Royal Mile like without the festivals?

By Angie BrownBBC Scotland, Edinburgh and East reporterPublishedduration31 Augustimage captionTodd Various said he enjoyed working as a street performer this year in Edinburgh's Royal MileHundreds of thousands of people descend on Edinburgh every August for the world's biggest arts festival.The Edinburgh Fringe attracts so many visitors that the Royal Mile - where street performers mix…
Wisconsin Rally: Donald Trump Plays Video of Joe Biden on Defunding Police

Wisconsin Rally: Donald Trump Plays Video of Joe Biden on Defunding...

"Biden constantly lies ,and he said he won't defund the police," Trump said, adding, "We have tapes."
So many stories from aged care. These are the ones that shocked us the most

So many stories from aged care. These are the ones that...

It was billed as the "opportunity of a lifetime".And as senior counsel assisting said in the final hearings of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission last week, it is "the most in-depth and thorough examination of Australia's aged care systems that has ever been undertaken".The QCs have presented more than 120 recommendations detailing…
Report: Rapper Offset, Cardi B’s Husband, Briefly Detained During Pro-Trump Demonstration in Beverly Hills

Report: Rapper Offset, Cardi B’s Husband, Briefly Detained During Pro-Trump Demonstration...

Rap star Offset, one third of the group Migos, and Biden surrogate Cardi B's Husband, was briefly detained by police on Saturday in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, during a pro-Trump demonstration, according to multiple reports.
WATCH: BLM Activists Assault Black Veteran, Steal American Flag in Los Angeles

WATCH: BLM Activists Assault Black Veteran, Steal American Flag in Los...

A crowd of protesters attacked and assaulted a Black man who claimed to be a veteran. During the disturbance that lasted nearly ten minutes, the crowd is seen assaulting the man multiple times and at one point they steal an American flag from him.
Mike Pence Chief of Staff Marc Short Contracts Coronavirus

Mike Pence Chief of Staff Marc Short Contracts Coronavirus

"Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process," a statement from the vice president's office to reporters read.
Brad Pitt Narrates World Series Ad Painting Joe Biden as Bipartisan Unifier

Brad Pitt Narrates World Series Ad Painting Joe Biden as Bipartisan...

Actor Brad Pitt has thrown all the way down for Joe Biden, voicing an ad for Democratic presidential nominee that aired Saturday night during the World Series. 
Trump supporter is accused of trying to recruit others in plot to arrest Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Trump supporter is accused of trying to recruit others in plot...

A pro-Trump political gadfly has been accused of attempting to recruit others in a plot to 'arrest' Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, and put him on trial for tyranny, with potential sentences of 'exile or execution'.Renea Turner, an activist who has been protesting DeWine's coronavirus policies, was named as the ringleader of the plot…
Thousands of New Yorkers stood on hours-long lines as they waited to cast early ballots

Thousands of New Yorkers stood on hours-long lines as they waited...

New Yorkers woke up early and spent hours queuing up in long lines as the first day of early voting for the 2020 election opened up today - joining other early voters across the country.   With polls not opening until 10am in New York, thousands were spotted patiently waiting at locations across the city and…
Latest James Bond film could be headed to Apple TV or Netflix

Latest James Bond film could be headed to Apple TV or...

James Bond could be headed to Apple TV or Netflix as MGM is under 'serious pressure' to sell No Time To Die and is getting 'monster offers' from the streaming giantsThe latest James Bond movie - No Time To Die - could be headed to Netflix or Apple TV, according to movie critic Drew McWeeny'The…
Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden’s drive-in events as ‘tiny’ compared to his rallies

Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden’s drive-in events as ‘tiny’ compared to...

President Donald Trump criticized Joe Biden as a 'worn out politician' as he kicked off a series of campaign rallies in critical battleground states on Saturday.He mocked his Democratic rival for holding drive-in rallies instead of traditional ones during the coronavirus pandemic.  'People in cars - I don't get it. I've never seen so few cars,'…
Warrington moving into Tier Three two days early as infection rate remains ‘stubbornly high’

Warrington moving into Tier Three two days early as infection rate...

The town of Warrington, sandwiched between Liverpool and Manchester, will go into Tier 3 lockdown 48 hours earlier than expected, with new restrictions coming in on Tuesday.The measures, which will bring it in line with the two cities sitting either side, have been brought forward after talks between the Government and the council, whose leader…
Richmond wins 3rd title in 4 years in Aussie rules football

Richmond wins 3rd title in 4 years in Aussie rules football

The Richmond Tigers overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to win their third Australian Football League title in four years with a 31-point grand final victory over Geelong.Dustin Martin, who won the Norm Smith Medal most valuable player award for a record third time, kicked four goals to help Richmond to a 12.9 (81) to 7.8…
Senate to convene rare Saturday session to debate Amy Coney Barrett nomination

Senate to convene rare Saturday session to debate Amy Coney Barrett...

The Senate will gavel in a rare Saturday session this afternoon to debate confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court -- just days before voters decide whether Republicans will maintain control of the Senate and the White House.Democrats, fiercely opposed to Barrett's confirmation so close to the election, boycotted the Judiciary Committee vote Thursday and…
Arizona city pulls police from early voting sites after intimidation complaints

Arizona city pulls police from early voting sites after intimidation complaints

The Democratic mayor of Tucson, Arizona, has barred police officers from providing security at early voting sites, forcing the Pima County Elections Department to seek outside help. Mayor Regina Romero said Friday that the move is aimed at addressing possible voter intimidation.Romera said the decision was made jointly with City Manager Michael Ortega and Police Chief Chris Magnus, after several organizatons wrote a…
Minnesota mail-in voting, early turnout shattering records

Minnesota mail-in voting, early turnout shattering records

More than 1 million Minnesotans have voted by mail with 10 days to go before Election Day and more than a half-million others have requested absentee ballots, shattering previous records.In 2016, when President Trump narrowly won the battleground state, nearly 3 million Minnesotans cast ballots -- representing about 75% of total registered voters at the time, according to the state's…
Suburban Chicago officer who shot Black couple in car fired

Suburban Chicago officer who shot Black couple in car fired

The suburban Chicago cop who shot a Black couple in a car -- killing one of them -- has been fired, according to reports.The killing of Marcellis Stinnette, 19, and wounding of Tafara Williams, 20, during a traffic stop in Wakuegan late Tuesday has prompted protests.In announcing the firing Friday night, Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles…
Donald Trump: Joe Biden Works for Big Tech, Big Media — They Keep Scandals Quiet

Donald Trump: Joe Biden Works for Big Tech, Big Media —...

"Joe Biden works for big tech, big media. They're his boss," Trump said to his crowd of supporters in Pensacola, Florida.
The Howard-era memo that led to thousands waiting for aged care funding today

The Howard-era memo that led to thousands waiting for aged care...

A 10-page memo to John Howard's cabinet decades ago foreshadowed an aged care system weighed down by waiting lists and funding shortages.Key points:A 1997 memo introduced the idea of quotas on aged care places if the system became too expensiveThe idea was raised as the Howard government overhauled the aged care systemQuotas have become pervasive,…
Governments have failed to implement changes in aged care system, royal commission hears

Governments have failed to implement changes in aged care system, royal...

Inquiries and reports into the state of aged care in Australia have often either not been acted on, or not acted on fully or quickly, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has heard.Key points:The commission heard successive Australian governments have shown a lack of willingness to commit to changes recommended by numerous…