- Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating Rudy Giuliani's business dealings, including whether he failed to register as a foreign agent.
- Vindman and Williams directly listened in on the phone call at the center of the inquiry. Volker and Morrison witnessed Trump's shadow Ukraine policy.
2 officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night of his suicide have been indicted and pleaded not guiltyToval Noel and Michael Thomas were charged on Tuesday with falsifying prison records saying they checked in on Epstein every half-hour.
- Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council official, explained why he was not comfortable with what Gordon Sondland, the United States Ambassador to the European Union, had told him.
Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony and now says he thought discussions about political investigations were 'inappropriate'Volker has been accused of working with Rudy Giuliani and the US ambassador to the EU to pressure Ukraine to investigate Trump's political opponents.
- A white former Chicago police officer who was acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black woman failed Tuesday to get his record expunged by a judge.Dante Servin had asked that his records tied to the 2012 death of Rekia Boyd be stricken from police and court databases.In rejecting the request, Cook County Circuit Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. noted a not-guilty verdict doesn’t always mean a defendant is innocent.
- Douglas Haig, 57, of Mesa, Arizona, became the first and only person arrested and charged in connection with the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre, which ended when the gunman, Stephen Paddock, killed himself.Haig told reporters following his arrest early last year that none of the surplus military ammunition he sold to Paddock in September 2017 was ever fired during the killing spree, which ranks as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.The case against Haig stemmed from the federal investiga
Trump claims first lady thought he'd had heart attack because of 'sick' media coverage of medical visitDonald Trump claimed the first lady thought he had had a heart attack after the "sick" media reported on his unscheduled visit to a medical centre.The president was unexpectedly taken to the Walter Reed Medical Centre on Saturday in a visit that was not listed on his official engagements and which came just nine months after his annual physical.
Trump news: Witnesses describe 'improper' Ukraine call as president mocks veteran's military uniformThe third day of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump yielded witnesses who largely propped up Democrats' allegations that the president sought to use his public office to coerce the Ukrainian government into investigating Joe Biden — and even some testimony from witnesses seen as sympathetic to Republicans saying that Mr Biden was not known to have done anything wrong.Throughout the marathon of hearings, Washington heard from National Security Council official
GLAAD Commends Chick-fil-A for Dropping Donations to Christian Groups But Demands Franchise Change ‘Anti-LGBTQ’ BrandOn Monday, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation commended Chick-fil-A for its decision to halt donations to several Christian charities but demanded the fast-food chain do more to change its "anti-LGBTQ" brand.GLAAD said it "greet[s] today's announcement with cautious optimism" but warned that the Georgia-based company still has work to do to fix its tarnished image with the LGBTQ community."In addition to refraining from financially supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations, Chick-fil
Special envoy Kurt Volker says 'most people' didn't see the distinction between Burisma and investigating former Vice President BidenSpecial envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said during questioning that "others didn't see the distinction" between Burisma and investigating former Vice President Biden.
- The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools.The AMA is urging regulators and legislators at the state and local levels to ban the sale and distribution of all e-cigarette and vaping products, and stipulates that those products should only be available by prescription.
- A House Democratic panel on Tuesday recommended that Rep. Carolyn Maloney lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, and if the party’s caucus goes along, the veteran New York lawmaker would have an influential role in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.House Democrats planned a vote Wednesday on the recommendation.The steering committee includes members selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Its recommendations are usually, but not always, endorsed by
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- The FBI wished it had taken swifter action as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, a senior official at the agency said on Tuesday during Senate testimony.The admission by John Brown, assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at the FBI, backed up a Senate subcommittee report that found federal agencies had responded too slowly as China recruited the researchers, leaving U.S. taxpayers unwittingly funding the rise of
- (Bloomberg) -- The pound remained lower Tuesday after a snap poll showed respondents believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson narrowly edged out opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in their first debate ahead of the U.K. election.Sterling was down 0.2% to $1.2926 at 9:46 p.m. in London, poised for the first loss in five days. The currency touched the day’s low at $1.2911 just before the start of the debate and pared losses throughout as the leaders traversed issues ranging from Brexit to the nati
- 'A lengthy prison sentence or a burdensome financial fine would not rehabilitate him,' Rep. Omar wrote
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them and temporarily banning new wells using another drilling method that regulators believe is linked to one of the largest spills in state history.The state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources announced it will not approve new wells that use high-pressure steam to extract oil from underground.It’s the type of process Chevro
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them and temporarily banning another drilling method that regulators believe is linked to one of the largest spills in state history.The state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources announced it will not approve new wells that use high-pressure steam to extract oil from underground.It’s the type of process Chevron uses at an oil
Kurt Volker reverses past testimony, admits Sondland brought up Biden investigations in meeting with UkraineFormer Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker has one big revision to his first impeachment testimony.In his original closed-door testimony, when asked if there was any talk of investigating the Bidens in a July 10 meeting with a Ukrainian defense leader, Volker repeatedly answered "no." But when appearing publicly before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Volker reversed that statement.In his lengthy opening statement Tuesday, Volker mentioned meeting with then-National Security Adviser John Bolto
- Supporters of Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman kicked off a clemency campaign on Tuesday amid uncertainty over whether his death sentence will be upheld.Abdur'Rahman (AHB'-dur-RAK'-mahn) was sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of Patrick Daniels, who was stabbed to death.Norma Jean Norman was also stabbed but survived.
- Despite decades of sanctions, Iran has succeeded in developing its missile arsenal, which is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern country including Israel, a Pentagon study said Tuesday."Iran has an extensive missile development program, and the size and sophistication of its missile force continues to grow despite decades of counterproliferation efforts aimed at curbing its advancement," the Defense Intelligence Agency said.The study said Iran considered missiles to be a strategic neces
- The US aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the key Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday to show Washington's "commitment" to freedom of navigation, the Pentagon said, amid tensions with Tehran.The group's move through the strategic waterway separating Iran and the United Arab Emirates towards the Gulf was scheduled, and unfolded without incident, the US Navy said in a statement.It was the first time a US aircraft carrier group went through the strait since Iran downed a US drone
- From flowing streams to hummocky hills, scientists have charted the moon's spellbinding surface.
Half of Indiana's school districts close, thousands of teachers demand better pay on Red for Ed Action DayMore than 15,000 people are expected to flood downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday for what could be the largest Statehouse rally in more than 20 years.
- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday if elected to the White House she would use "every tool" at her disposal to combat white nationalist violence, beginning with directing the FBI and Justice Department to put a renewed focus on domestic terrorism. Warren, one of 18 Democrats vying for the party's nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November 2020, said U.S. law enforcement agencies have prioritized investigating international terrorism since the September 2001 attacks, even
- A Norwegian man freed by Moscow from an espionage jail term as part of a spy swap between Lithuania and Russia said on Tuesday he felt "deceived" by his country's intelligence service.Frode Berg, 64, a retired Norwegian border guard, was detained in Moscow in 2017 following a sting operation by Russia's FSB security service and freed on Friday as part of an exchange reminiscent of the Cold War.
- (Bloomberg) -- Traders should brace for heightened volatility in 2020 as the U.S. presidential election becomes one more reason for investors to hedge, according to TD Securities.The firm calls next year’s vote “a giant risk event,” and expects President Donald Trump to become the first American leader to be impeached by the House while running for re-election. A surge in volatility would shatter the recent market tranquility that’s been driven by signs of a rebounding ec
- Kim Gervais, who was left a quadriplegic after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas in 2017, died on Friday, her sister told KVVU-TV.
- Is Elizabeth Warren past her peak? Reading all the hot takes online, you’d almost think so. And so with Wednesday’s Washington Post/MSNBC debate looming, and with the Iowa caucuses a mere two and a half months away, has the time come to downgrade Warren’s chances of winning the nomination? The short answer is not quite yet. Going forward, Warren’s fate depends on whether she can put behind her the thing that’s been weighing her down for weeks now: her own
- Read Tim Morrison’s prepared opening remarks below.Follow our live coverage of today's hearing, and read House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff's opening statement.Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes, and Members of the Committee, I appear before you today under subpoena to answer your questions about my time as Senior Director for European Affairs at the White House and the National Security Council (“NSC”), as related to Ukraine and U.S. security sector assistance to that
- The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a police station, Austria's interior ministry announced Tuesday, after years of legal wrangling as the government looks to prevent the building from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.The yellow corner house in the northern town of Braunau on the border with Germany, where Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, was taken into government control in 2016.The interior ministry will now invite submissions from architects to have the building house the to
- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday called on Boeing Co to redesign the fan cowl structure on 737 NG planes after a passenger was killed on a Southwest Airlines plane in April 2018 after an engine failure.The NTSB said the engine failure was caused by a broken fan blade, and the board said the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration should require Boeing to determine the fan blade impact location or locations on the engine fan case and redesign the structure to minimize the pot
- A woman who spent two years in a nursing facility recovering from spinal injuries she suffered in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history has died.Kimberly Gervais could become the 59th fatality in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, depending upon the coroner’s verdict.
Trump news – live: Witnesses describe 'improper' Ukraine call as president mocks veteran's military uniformDonald Trump’s personal physician, Navy commander Sean Conley, has written a letter insisting the president’s unannounced Saturday visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, was “a routine, planned interim checkup”.“Despite some of the speculation, the president has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues,” Commander Conley wrote in his statement, issued by the White House in
- A jury found Patrick Frazee guilty of first-degree murder for killing his fiancée Kelsey Berreth on Thanksgiving Day last year.
- An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy at the attention given them by her husband — who was once her mother’s boyfriend — pleaded guilty Tuesday in the boys’ deaths and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.Defendant Brittany Pilkington had been scheduled for trial early next year.Pilkington’s 3-month-old son, Noah, was found dead in August 2015 in the couple's apartment in Bellefontaine, in western Ohio.
- Fox News hosts were left to shout over one another during the network’s coverage of the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump after being presented with the scale of public support for the president’s removal from office.Four of the network’s pundits were quick to criticise liberal commentator Jesse Watters, after he claimed it would be convenient for Republican Party if people paid little attention to the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
- Many cities across California this year announced sharp increases in homelessness. Yet data from San Francisco suggest the real picture might be a lot worse.For years, city governments have measured homelessness by sending out volunteers on a single night to count, as best they could, the number of homeless people they found on the streets or in shelters. By this method San Francisco this year reported 8,011 homeless people, a 17% increase over 2017, the last time a count was conducted.But San F
- A rare celestial treat awaits stargazers late Thursday evening as a full-fledged meteor storm could appear in the night sky, astronomers say.
- President Donald Trump says he doesn't know the National Security Council aide who listened to his July 25 call with Ukraine President Zelensky.
- The Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the FBI is
investigating the possibility that a “criminal enterprise” played a role in the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
- President Trump lashed out at the media Tuesday over reporting about his sudden trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend.
- The Trump administration is set to harden the rules this week on those allowed to seek asylum in the United States, as it attempts to stem a wave of migration on its southern border with Mexico.
- Students are being allowed to retrieve their belongings at a Southern California school where a teen shot five classmates, killing two.Classes at Saugus High in Santa Clarita are canceled until Dec. 2.Students were escorted on Tuesday to pick up books, backpacks and other items left behind after gunfire erupted last Thursday.
- Dutch authorities found 25 migrants stowed away on a cargo ferry bound for Britain shortly after it left the Netherlands on Tuesday and the vessel quickly returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, emergency services said.Two of the migrants were taken to hospital for treatment while the other 23 received a medical check-up in the port before being taken away by police for processing, according to a statement posted on the website of regional emergency services.Authorities found the migrants in
Trump impeachment: Officials who heard Ukraine 'bribery call' first hand found it 'inappropriate' and 'unusual'Donald Trump’s controversial phone call with the leader of Ukraine was “inappropriate” and “unusual”, according to two US officials who listened first hand to the conversation.Lt Col Alexander Vindman, a military veteran with 20 years' experience, was so troubled by what he heard that he promptly contacted a White House lawyer, a hearing on Capitol Hill was told.
- One of the most sought-after presidential endorsements in a key early voting state is from a woman who cannot vote.
- Saudi Arabia has convicted 18 people, including government officials and private sector employees, of bribery, fraud and abuse of office, state news agency SPA said on Tuesday, without identifying them.The rulings followed an investigation by the public prosecutor, who presented "strong evidence" of corruption, SPA said.The new head of the kingdom's anti-corruption commission pledged in August to go after graft by ordinary government employees, following a high-profile campaign two years ago tha
Rep. Al Green on Ukraine: ‘I don’t believe this is the only reason we should impeach this president’Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, who was the first member of Congress to officially call for the impeachment of President Trump, tells Yahoo News that he feels vindicated to see public hearings underway. However, he says the argument for removing the president from office extends far beyond the Ukraine controversy.
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