With no evidence of fraud, Trump fails to make headway on legal cases.

first_imgBut none of the dozen or so lawsuits they had brought in battleground states appeared to be gaining any traction in the courts. And none seemed likely to give Mr. Trump the edge he would need in vote counts in the states that will determine the outcome.In seeking to foment widespread doubt about the legitimacy of the election, Mr. Trump and his surrogates seemed less focused on substantive legal arguments that could hold up in court, and more on bolstering the president’s political narrative, unsupported by the facts, that he was somehow being robbed of a second term. President Trump’s bellicose pledge to fight the outcome of the election in the courts crashed on Friday into skeptical judges, daunting Electoral College math and a lack of evidence for his claims of fraud.On a day that began with vote tallies in Georgia and Pennsylvania tipping in favor of Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Trump campaign declared, “This election is not over,” as the Republican National Committee announced it had activated “legal challenge teams” in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The Trump forces also named a new general to lead the effort, the hardened conservative political combatant David Bossie.- Advertisement – The most high-profile step of the day came when Pennsylvania Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and require election officials in the state to segregate ballots that arrived after Election Day and not to include them for now in the vote totals in the largest and most critical of the swing states.- Advertisement – On Friday evening, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. agreed to the request.But the move was almost entirely for show: Pennsylvania is already segregating those ballots, counting them separately and not including them in the announced vote totals. The secretary of state, over the objections of Republicans and Mr. Trump, has said they can be counted if they arrived by 5 p.m. on Friday, in line with a state court ruling that the Supreme Court has left open the possibility of reviewing again. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Cold Weather Brings Potential Dangers For Residents

first_imgWith temperatures remaining in the teens for the majority of Friday, it serves as an appropriate time for seniors and their loved ones to brush up on cold weather safety tips.“Winter can be a difficult time, as the harsh conditions especially impact seniors,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc. “We want to make sure seniors and their loved ones are aware of simple ways they can stay safe and warm throughout the season.”Those over the age of 65 account for nearly half of all hypothermia deaths. As the body ages, the ability to maintain a normal internal body temperature decreases, creating an insensitivity to moderately cold temperatures. Seniors may not realize they are putting themselves at risk until symptoms appear.Symptoms of hypothermia include: shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech and drowsiness. If symptoms are present, immediate medical attention is necessary.The leading reason for hypothermia in the elderly is due to poorly heated homes, which is entirely preventable. Follow these simple tips to ensure a warm household:• Keep the thermostat at 65 degrees, at least. Consistently check it to make sure your home is sufficiently warm. Even as heating costs rise, your safety should be a priority.• Put a carbon monoxide detector near where you sleep.• Ensure that there is adequate insulation, and check and clean the fireplace and furnace. Furnace filters should be replaced monthly.• Minimize drafts by filling old socks with sand and using them in drafty windowsills and door jams. Weather-strip around windows and doors. Keep doors to unused rooms closed and close curtains at night.• Add an extra blanket to the bed and warm the bed in advance with a hot water bottle. Never use an electric blanket – it may be difficult to operate the controls if the temperature needs to be adjusted in the night.• Dress in layers of loose fitting clothing. If you go outside, make sure your head is covered.Every year, more than 1.6 million seniors end up in the emergency room because of a fall. With icy conditions, the chances of falling are even greater. Follow these steps to potentially preventing falls:• Take a couple minutes per day and stretch your limbs in order to loosen muscles.• Wear shoes or boots with a non-skid sole.• Have handrails installed on outside walls for frequently used walkways.• If you use a cane or walker, check the rubber tips to make sure they are not worn smooth.Winter weather can take a toll on everyone, especially seniors. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can occur in seniors and impact their emotional health. Some signs to watch for with SAD include: a loss of energy, an increased appetite and an enhanced feeling of lethargy and tiredness. If symptoms are present, talk to your medical provider about treatment options.Additionally, winter storms can be unpredictable. It is important to be prepared in case of an emergency:• Stay in touch in with family, friends and neighbors. Schedule phone calls, or enlist the help of a professional caregiver to come in for an hour a week.• Make arrangements for assistance in case of a blizzard or power outage. Keep important numbers in an emergency kit, along with non-perishable foods, water and medications.• Be familiar with your local resources. Visit ready.gov, NOAA or the Red Cross for more information about cold weather.last_img read more

Angels’ Tyler Skaggs adds more good memories of pitching in Kansas City

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros INJURY UPDATESMike Trout was at DH for the sixth straight game because of a sprained right index finger that affects his throwing. Trout said he’s going to try to throw on Tuesday in Boston, but Scioscia said it might take longer for him to be ready to play outfield in a game.“He’s not going to play center field tomorrow,” Scioscia said. “We’ll see how it progresses when he starts to throw.”Garrett Richards (hamstring) was scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time since going on the disabled list on Monday. Scioscia said it’s just a light bullpen session, so he will need at least one more before he can be ready to make a rehab assignment.Zack Cozart (shoulder) has begun baseball activities, but the Angels “don’t have any idea yet when he’s going to be able to take the next step,” Scioscia said.ALSOBecause Monday’s game was originally scheduled for April 15, which is Jackie Robinson Day, the players for both teams all wore No. 42, as they would have in April. …David Fletcher has now played outfield three times in the majors, even though he hadn’t played it at all in the minors. Trout’s temporary inability to play center has created some difficult roster situations for the Angels, resulting in Fletcher playing right field. “He’s athletic, he’s got good foot speed,” Scioscia said. “We figured he could handle it for an inning or two in a dire situation.”UP NEXTAngels (John Lamb, 0-0, 5.40) at Red Sox (David Price, 8-5, 3.81), Tuesday, 4 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took nearly two years for Tyler Skaggs to make it back to the majors after undergoing Tommy John surgery. When he finally did, his return was at Kauffman Stadium.Skaggs pitched seven scoreless innings that night in July 2016, and since then he’s continued adding to his positive highlight reel from this ballpark.“This place has good memories for me, coming back from Tommy John,” Skaggs said after another solid game on Monday. “I love pitching here.”Skaggs had a scoreless seven-inning outing in Kansas City in 2017. On Monday he gave up one run in seven innings. Add it up, and he’s allowed one run in 21 innings in three starts at Kaufmann Stadium. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 This one didn’t have the drama of a comeback from a two-year battle with elbow and shoulder problems, but there were some questions after he’d had his previous scheduled turn pushed back because of hamstring tightness.Skaggs said he now feels “100 percent,” adding that he is “happy I took the extra few days.”With 10 days off since his previous start, he said he was a little ragged at the beginning of the game, but he settled into a groove and got through 110 pitches.The Royals had seven hits against Skaggs, including four to lead off innings, so he was pitching under pressure most of the afternoon. He escaped with the help of a double play and three baserunners being erased. Skaggs picked one off, and catcher Martín Maldonado picked off two and caught one stealing.“I thought Tyler was on his game,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He pitched a great game. He used all his pitches.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

LIVE: Uganda 1 Zambia 3

first_imgSunday 10.30PM: FT Zambia ?? 1  ?? Uganda 3  |  Sunday result: Guinea 1 Sudan 2 | Saturday result: Morocco 4 Mauritania 0Rabat, Morocco | AFP |  Derrick Nsibambi will lead Uganda’s attack as they start their CHAN 2018 campaign against Zambia on Sunday.“We are ready for the tournament. The attitude showed during training is what we need on Sunday. Let’s not relax,” coach Sebastien Serge Louis Desabre said ahead of the match.Desabre insisted Cranes target is to win the firs game. “The first game in every competition is always the most important, ” said Desabre, adding that “Zambia is a good side and we are ready to face them. It is 50-50 for either side.”Uganda has failed to go past the group stage in the three previous editions (2011, 2014, 2016) and Desabre said they aim to do better by reaching the knockout stage.The French coach said the second objective is to evaluate the players for the upcoming qualifiers of the Africa Cup of Nations in March. #TotalCHAN2018 Tweets Cranes coach Desabre, and his 23 man squad topSATURDAY RESULTS Hosts and title favourites Morocco ran riot in the second half to defeat neighbours Mauritania 4-0 Saturday in the opening match of the 2018 African Nations Championship.center_img Ayoub el Kaabi broke brave resistance from the Mauritanians on 66 minutes and Ismail el Haddad added a second goal six minutes later at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca.El Kaabi bagged a brace 10 minutes from time before being substituted as Morocco made an impressive start in Group A, where Guinea tackle Sudan Sunday at the same venue.Morocco started with three of 2017 CAF Champions League-winning Wydad Casablanca team, but only brought on star attackers Achraf Bencharki and Walid el Karti in the closing stages.Bencharki completed the rout with a stoppage-time goal as Morocco came within one goal of matching the record winning margin at the tournament set by Tunisia two years ago.Victory for the hosts brought a cheerful end to a sad day for Moroccan football with former star Hamid Hazzaz dying of a heart attack aged 72 just hours before the tournament began.Known as “The Spider”, Hazzaz was part of the Morocco 1970 World Cup squad and the team that won the Africa Cup of Nations for the only time six years later.A colourful opening ceremony preceded the first match and 14-year-old crown prince Moulay el Hassan got the tournament under way with a symbolic kick-off.The young royal also shook hands with each player and the match officials and posed for team pictures with the Moroccans and Mauritanians.Staged every two years, the Nations Championship is restricted to home-based footballers and the Democratic Republic of Congo (twice), Tunisia and Libya won previous editions.In other Sunday fixtures, the Ivory Coast play debutants Namibia and Zambia face Uganda in Group B in Marrakech.Group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals and the eventual champions pocket $1.25 million (about 1.050 million euro).Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more