The damage so far caused by the volcanic eruption on the Canary island of La Palma is believed to have reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars), according to official estimates. "But we are still in the middle (of the catastrophe)," Canarian Prime Minister Angel Victor Torres was quoted as saying in El Pais daily newspaper on Friday, adding that the damage was increasing by the minute. Since the volcano began to erupt on September 19, the lava, at temperatures of up to 1,300 degrees Celsius, has destroyed more than 2,600 buildings, according to a recent assessment by the European e...
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Returning to his late-night show after another COVID hiatus, Jimmy Kimmel mocked the release of Kellyanne Conway's new book. Pointing out that she writes almost as well as she tells the truth, Kimmel played a clip of Conway reading from Here’s The Deal: A Memoir --- and concluding with an “amen” for her own words.
“Yeah, ‘amen,‘” he chortled. “I don’t think you’re allowed to end your own book with ‘amen.’”
But just when you thought that might be the most awkward part of wacky Conway's book, Kimmel dug a little bit further. A Trump spokesperson issued a statement calling a key anecdote in the book “totally false.” Wait, did Conway just encounter "alternative facts"?
“In other words, Kellyanne got Kellyanne’ed today!” Kimmel said. “Isn’t that something?”
Watch the entire segment below:
(Reuters) - Senate candidate David McCormick has filed a lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court to compel counties to count undated mail-in ballots in his primary race against TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, whom he trails by less than 1,000 votes.
The race between McCormick, a former hedge fund executive, and Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, for the Republican Party nomination is close enough to trigger an automatic recount under Pennsylvania state law.
While McCormick is slightly behind Oz after the May 17 vote, he is well ahead of his opponent in absentee ballots, according to polling firm Edison Research. McCormick has received 45,794 mail-in votes, compared with Oz, who has 32,944.
In a statement, McCormick's campaign said it sued on Monday in Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court "to compel the counties to follow the [Republican-leaning] Third Circuit Court order from last week stating that undated ballots returned on time be counted."
The statement added that the ballots "are postmarked upon arrival to county boards of elections and, therefore, already dated and proven to be timely."
It was not clear how many mail-in ballots lack a handwritten date, and whether counting them could help McCormick or make a recount less likely. State election officials expect to know this week whether a recount will be needed.
Pennsylvania's Department of State, which oversees elections, said it agreed that undated ballots must be counted in the May 17 race, but advised they be "segregated" and "appropriately logged pending litigation."
"A determination on whether the segregated tabulations will be used in certifying elections has not yet been made, given the ongoing litigation," it said.
The Pennsylvania Republican Party said on Twitter that they "absolutely object to the counting of mail-in ballots. Pennsylvania law and our courts have been very clear that undated ballots are not to be counted."
In a statement on Twitter, Oz called McCormick's lawsuit "a tactic that could have long-term harmful consequences for elections in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."
(Reporting by Rami Ayyub; editing by Ross Colvin and Jonathan Oatis)
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