Donald Trump Jr, the president's eldest child, has tested positive for coronavirus. A spokesman said: "He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines." The 42-year-old is the latest member of the president's family to become infected with a virus that has killed more than 250,000 Americans and infected nearly 12 million others. President-elect Joe Biden made the president's response to the virus a top issue in the recently concluded race for the White House, though Mr Trump has yet to acknowledge the outcome. President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron have all recovered from their coronavirus infections in October. Advertisement The president spent three days in a military hospital where he was treated with experimental drugs; the first lady weathered her illness at the White House. Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, tested positive for the coronavirus in … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Donald Trump Jr self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus
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Police say they have intelligence showing a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the US Capitol on Thursday. A US Capitol Police statement did not name the organisation but called it "an identified militia group". It follows an advisory sent to members of Congress by the acting House sergeant-at-arms earlier this week, saying Capitol Police had "no indication that groups will travel to Washington DC to protest or commit acts of violence". "The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex," the agency said in a statement. "We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday March 4." Advertisement The statement said the agency was "taking the intelligence seriously" but provided no other specific details on the threat. It comes at the same time the acting police … [Read more...] about US police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia group to breach Capitol on Thursday
THE self proclaimed "cancel culture" targeted their next victim in pop star Taylor Swift. Celebrities are often the target of the "cancel culture", and this time around Swift was targeted after "Taylor Swift is over party" began trending on Twitter the afternoon of March 3. Why is 'Taylor Swift is over party' trending? The trend started when Swift 's fans decided to flood singer John Mayer's TikTok account. The singer recently joined the social media platform and shared his first TikTok video. However, he was welcomed by Swift's fans who held him accountable for breaking her heart years back. The pop star's fans began leaving hateful comments under Mayer's TikTok post. Some included comments like, "Omg isn’t this that old guy Taylor Swift wrote the song about." Another user wrote, "We ain’t forget what you did to Taylor, John." At the same time, folks on Twitter began digging up Swift's past and shared pictures of why they thought she should be cancelled. … [Read more...] about Why is ‘Taylor Swift is over party’ trending?
Saturday Night Live opened its 46th season with a parody of Tuesday's US presidential debate. The NBC late-night sketch series, which returned to a studio after COVID-19 halted filming, began with an almost 14-minute sketch featuring several well-known stars. Alec Baldwin played president Donald Trump before his COVID-19 diagnosis , Jim Carrey featured as the president's election rival former vice president Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph made a cameo appearance as Kamala Harris. Comedian and actor Chris Rock hosted the show. The comedy performance satirised the first election debate - which was characterised by its name calling, insults and the two politicians consistently speaking over each other. Advertisement Attempting to mirror Tuesday's debate, Baldwin's Trump appears to commandeer the debate, regularly interrupting and offending Biden with personal remarks. Meanwhile, Carrey's Biden tried to hold his anger - breathing … [Read more...] about Saturday Night Live: Baldwin and Carrey face off in presidential debate skit
Harry Dunn's family has been given permission to go ahead with a civil claim against the teenager's alleged killer and her husband. The ruling was made by a judge in the Alexandria district court in the US state of Virginia on Wednesday, allowing the civil claim against Mr and Mrs Sacoolas and a claim of "vicarious liability" to be brought against the suspect's husband. The law of vicarious liability in Virginia means that Mr Sacoolas could be liable for the teenager's death by allowing his wife to use the car which killed him. The Dunn family's spokesman Radd Seiger told the PA news agency: "Harry's family are very pleased at the ruling today and that their claims have been allowed to proceed in full. "They are also pleased that Mr Sacoolas will also have to be deposed so that they can learn the full account of what happened on the night Harry died. Advertisement "The Sacoolases and their insurers, the United Services Automobile Association, have … [Read more...] about Civil suit over Harry Dunn’s death can go ahead in the US, judge rules