RNC 2020: Pence warns Americans 'won't be safe' if Biden wins Media playback is unsupported on your device US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned that violence will spread in American cities if Joe Biden wins the White House in November. "The hard truth is you won't be safe in Joe Biden's America," said President Donald Trump's deputy in a keynote speech to the Republican convention. Mr Pence depicted the vote as a choice between law-and-order and lawlessness. He spoke amid nightly protests over the police shooting of a black man in Wisconsin on Sunday. What else did Pence say? Measles resurgence fear amid coronavirus Image copyright Science Photo Library Measles outbreaks may occur as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, officials say, because some vaccination programmes are having to be delayed. Unicef says 117 million children in 37 countries may not get immunised on time. There have been several large outbreaks in countries across Europe where MMR vaccine uptake has been low. The UK has already lost its measles-free status, because of rising cases of the potentially deadly infection.
In emotional RNC speech, widow of retired police captain killed by looters says she relives 'horror' every day The widow of a retired St. Louis police officer who was shot and killed during the violence and looting that followed widespread protests over racial injustice in June spoke Thursday at the Republican National Convention – fighting back tears in deeply-emotional remarks as she recalled the night her husband was killed and expressing her anger at the rioting. Sgt. Ann Marie Dorn, the widow of the late David Dorn, was one of a number of speakers at the RNC to condemn the rioting and violence that occurred in some cities after protests over the recent killings of Black people by police. But given the recent loss of her husband during the rioting and looting, Ann Marie Dorn’s speech carried extra emotion. “I relive that horror in my mind every single day,” Ann Marie Dorn said of the day her husband died as her voice wavered in her pre-taped speech.
Coronavirus: World economy 'may face double recession' Image copyright Getty Images The world economy already faces an economic downturn worse than the Great Depression. But this could be followed by another “possibly much worse downturn”, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). World governments are giving trillions of dollars in stimulus packages to help prop up their economies.
Joe Biden remains ahead. Donald Trump's still in trouble in first post-convention polling If later polling data confirms this early evidence, a Trump victory hinges on him becoming the first incumbent in over 70 years to come from behind after trailing following the major party conventions. The new ABC News/Ipsos poll is especially harsh for Trump. Although it did not poll the horse race, it did poll the candidates' favorability ratings. Trump's favorable rating stood at 32% in an Ipsos' poll last week. Today, after the Republican National Convention, it stands at 31%. Biden's favorable rating, meanwhile, was at 45% last week. Coronavirus: US health official warns of dangerous second wave Image copyright Getty Images A second wave of coronavirus cases in the US could be even worse than the first, the country's top health official has warned. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield said the danger was higher as a fresh outbreak would likely coincide with the flu season. It would put "unimaginable strain" on the US health care system, he said. The US has seen more than 800,000 cases - the highest in the world.
Mysterious Maltese professor denied making offer to Papadopoulos, new docs show Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious Maltese professor who ex-FBI Director James Comey referred to as a “Russian agent” in an op-ed, denied any advance knowledge that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton and told investigators he never made any offers to George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign strategist, according to newly released FBI documents. Mifsud, who is considered to be something of an international man of mystery, has studied law and diplomacy in London and Rome and was believed to have had contacts with key Russian officials. He met with Papadopoulos in 2016 at Link Campus University in Rome and then in London. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation stated that Mifsud was the person who told Papadopoulos in April 2016 that Russians had “dirt” in the form of emails on Hillary Clinton that could damage her chances of becoming president. Mifsud's attorney did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News seeking comment.
Coronavirus fight in Poland sees government using confiscated alcohol as disinfectant The fight against coronavirus in Poland has revealed that no resource will be wasted, even confiscated booze. Poland's Ministry of Finance said Friday that some 660 gallons of confiscated alcohol were recently donated to emergency responders and health care facilities. The donated alcohol will be used to prepare disinfectants, according to the ministry. The alcohol was originally intended to be destroyed after being confiscated as part of criminal investigations. The Polish government donated 660 gallons of confiscated alcohol to two hospitals and a fire department on March 20. (Poland's Ministry of Finance)
LA firefighter possible victim of 'violent kidnapping' A Los Angeles firefighter who vanished during a trip to a Mexican tourist hotspot near the southern border may have been the victim of a violent kidnapping, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday. Garcetti announced the news during his update on the city's efforts to combat the coronavirus. Mexican authorities have said Frank Aguilar may have been kidnapped in the Mexican state of Baja California. "We will work tirelessly to make sure that Frank is returned safely," Garcetti said. "And if this message gets to anybody who would dare kidnap an Angelino who serves the people of Los Angeles, 'Let him go and make sure that he is able to safely return to our city and to his family.'"