Port: Will Democrats accept a peaceful transition of power? They didn’t last time

But shame, also, on Democrats and left-wing activists who carry on as if they support peaceful transitions of power. They reacted to the election, and subsequent inauguration, of President Trump with violence and vandalism and disruption. There was even an official group, called DistruptJ20, formed to organize this behavior in Washington, D.C., specifically. Among their …

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Taiwan: China’s military flew planes toward island on 3 days

By: AP | Taipei | Updated: September 24, 2020 6:33:28 pm In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, a Chinese People’s Liberation Army H-6 bomber is seen flying near the Taiwan air defense identification zone, ADIZ, near Taiwan on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan …

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A nonprofit’s community orchard takes shape in Grand Forks

Staff at The Arc Upper Valley, the local chapter of a national agency that advocates for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, plan to plant on Sunday apple trees, pear trees, plum trees and a host of other fruits and vegetables in an open space adjacent to the nonprofit’s offices and thrift store on DeMers …

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Breonna Taylor protests: 2 police officers shot amid Louisville protest; over 100 demonstrators arrested

By: Express Web Desk | September 24, 2020 7:14:27 pm Protesters march through the Wicker Park area of Chicago on Wednesday night, Sept. 23, 2020, demonstrating over the decision by a grand jury not to indict police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Two police …

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With season pushed to spring, UND football releases unique schedule and will close regular season against the Bison

With the typical fall season forced to the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UND football program released an eight-game 2021 spring schedule on Thursday. The Fighting Hawks will open the season at home against Missouri State on Saturday, Feb. 20. Exact game times for all games will be announced at a later date. …

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Walmart tests use of drone for contactless delivery of Covid-19 tests in Las Vegas

By: Express Web Desk | September 24, 2020 7:54:45 pm Once they place an order, customers will receive a text message when the test kit is on its way. The drone will drop the package in a safe location, depending on where there are cars and trees. (Representational Image) US-based retail giant Walmart launched a …

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Minnesota 2nd Congressional District race delayed after 3rd party candidate dies

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s contentious 2nd Congressional District race has been postponed after a third-party candidate died. Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate Adam Weeks has died, according to a Thursday, Sept. 24, news release from Secretary of State Steve Simon. Simon’s office could not confirm further details on the circumstances of Weeks’s death. With a …

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Revealed: Electoral Commission’s private concerns about Russian Tory donors

The Electoral Commission flagged concerns about political donations to the Conservatives from Russian-linked donors, including Lubov Chernukhin, according to emails released to openDemocracy. Chernukhin is the largest female donor in British politics. This week it was revealed that her husband, a Russian finance minister, had secretly been given $8 million by an oligarch with close …

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Indian-origin UNICEF UK chief quits after raising bullying concerns

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 9:51:46 pm Sacha Deshmukh, who took over as the Executive Director of UNICEF UK in April, is believed to have raised some concerns around bullying behaviour by a senior. Sacha Deshmukh, the Indian-origin chief of the UK arm of the United Nations Children”s Fund (UNICEF), …

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Women’s hockey pioneer Lynn Olson to receive Lester Patrick Trophy

On Thursday morning the National Hockey League announced that Richfield, Minn., native Lynn Olson will be the third consecutive Minnesotan awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy, which honors outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Olson was one of the pioneers of girls and women’s hockey in the state, helping the youth and amateur levels …

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