Politics

How will turnout compare to last time? Four states already have more votes than they did in 2016.

In Hawaii, which is running an all-mail vote for the first time, 484,000 voters had already cast their ballots, compared to 429,000 in 2016. In Texas, almost as many people voted early in person — 8.7 million — as voted in total in the last presidential election. As of Tuesday morning, at least four states […]

Business

H&M will close stores and ramp up digital efforts as online sales rise 7 percent.

Shares in the Swedish retailer H&M rose more than 7 percent after the company said online sales were growing strongly and the company had already returned to profit in the third quarter. H&M also announced that it would close 250 stores globally next year as part of its plans to consolidate stores and ramp up […]

Politics

Trump ‘will accept the results of a free and fair election,’ White House says, without addressing the president’s earlier refusal.

Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, told reporters on Thursday that President Trump “will accept the results of a free and fair election,” downplaying his refusal the day before to commit to a peaceful transfer of power without categorically stating whether he would accept the results. “He will accept the will of the American […]

World News

Kushner: US will not approve Israeli annexations for 'some time'

Some Israeli officials signalled they want approval from the US before pushing for annexation of the occupied West Bank. The United States will not consent to Israeli annexations in the occupied West Bank for “some time”, preferring to focus on the Israel-UAE normalisation deal and wider regional peace efforts, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner […]

World News

Who will Biden pick as running mate?

During the final Democratic primary debate in March, Joe Biden pledged that if he were to win the party’s presidential nomination, he would choose a woman as his running mate. A lot has happened since then, not the least of which is Biden securing the required Democratic Convention delegates to become his party’s presumptive nominee. […]

Politics

Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections

WASHINGTON — Undeterred by this week’s Supreme Court ruling, President Donald Trump said Friday he will renew his effort to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children. Trump denounced the high court’s ruling that the administration improperly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in […]