- 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.
- Representative George Holding (R., N.C.) announced Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2020 after a North Carolina district reconfiguration put his seat in danger.“I should add, candidly, that yes, the newly redrawn Congressional Districts were part of the reason I have decided not to seek reelection,” he said in a statement. “But, in addition, this is also a good time for me to step back and reflect on all that I have learned.”Holding, a former federal prosecutor
- A Spanish-language reporter who spent 15 months in immigration detention following his arrest during a protest has reached a legal settlement in a lawsuit against two governments in Memphis, Tennessee.The Commercial Appeal reportsthat the Shelby County government has paid Manuel Duran and his lawyers $10,000.The county government runs the jail where Duran was held before he was taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in April 2018.
- The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say.The last flu season to rev up this early was in 2003-2004 — a bad one.
Tesla changed the release dates for the most and least expensive versions of the Cybertruck by a yearTesla said the three-motor Cybertruck would enter production in late 2021, while production for the single-motor Cybertruck would begin in late 2022.
- Hungary's nationalist government plans to tighten control over theaters, in a move critics said could undermine their independence and stifle artistic freedom.According to draft legislation seen by Reuters on Friday, the government would set up a National Cultural Council, headed by a minister, with the task of "setting priorities and directions to be followed in Hungarian culture".Since Prime Minister Viktor Orban won power in 2010, his right-wing Fidesz party has rewritten Hungary's constituti
- Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed the Trump administration on Thursday over new changes to the food stamps program that will cause nearly 700,000 people to lose access to benefits.
- Angela Merkel visited the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp on Friday for the first time as chancellor and said admitting Nazi crimes was a key part of Germany's identity that could combat growing anti-Semitism.
- (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg responded to criticism from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and other rivals that he’s trying to buy the election by self-financing his campaign, saying they had the same opportunity in life to build up a fortune as he did.The former New York mayor said in an interview on “CBS This Morning” that he didn’t come from a wealthy family and earned his money by building up his business. He said his rivals
Lamborghinis, baby lions, and stacks of cash: The Russian hackers in charge of 'Evil Corp' are living an absurdly lavish lifestyleMembers of the Russian hacking group Evil Corp live a lavish lifestyle fueled by stolen millions, authorities say. Take a look at the photos.
- Bowing to international pressure, Bosnian authorities agreed on Friday to dismantle a makeshift refugee camp of freezing snow-covered tents, but some migrants living there have been refusing food in protest at being resettled.The migrants, who are eager to reach the European Union, say they do not want to be rehoused further away from the Croatian border, which lies just 8 km (5 miles) away.Some 800 migrants are stuck in the Vucjak camp, a former landfill area in forests near the northwestern Bo
- Want to be a better-informed patient? We compiled a list of the code words a nurse would use and exactly what they mean.
- Oil-rich Azerbaijan planted more than half a million trees on Friday to celebrate a 14th century poet, an initiative the government said would help tackle climate change but some environmental activists called "a waste of money".The Azeri ministry of ecology said 650,000 trees were being planted across the country to mark the 650th anniversary of the birth of Seyid Imadeddin Nesimi, whose work touched on the relation between man and nature.Countries from India to Malawi have launched large-scale
- A White House phone number that was frequently contacted by President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani may not have originated with the Office of Management and Budget as previously thought, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.The OMB placed the hold on a $391 million military aid package marked for Ukraine in July at the behest of President Trump. Trump is currently the subject of an impeachment inquiry due to suspicions he withheld the aid to pressure Ukraine to announce corruption allega
Trump reportedly spoke with Giuliani on unsecured cellphone lines that were likely tapped by Russia spiesOne official told The Washington Post that President Donald Trump's habit of using unsecured phone lines was a "bonanza" for foreign intelligence.
- Alexus Lorraine Taylor, 17, and Laurie Ann Taylor, 43, were arrested Thursday on charges including manslaughter and first degree child abuse resulting in the July 27 death of Niyear Taylor, news outlets report.Anne Arundel County police called to their home in Curtis Bay were told the baby was unreponsive and had been wheezing before he fell asleep the night before.
- The UGears Butterfly 3D puzzle set is as unique as it is beautiful. It is made from high-grade 100%-natural plywood and doesn’t require the use of any extra tools or materials, such as glue, at any stage of its assembly. Oh and with the help of a self-propelled rubber-band motor its wings move just like a real butterfly!Each part of the UGears Butterfly wooden 3D puzzle set fits together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle with a pleasant clicking noise. It takes from 1 to 3 hours to assemble
- U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders launched a plan on Friday to provide high-speed broadband for every U.S. household at a cost of $150 billion, pledging to use antitrust powers to take on internet, telecom and cable companies. Sanders, a leading candidate in the crowded field seeking the Democratic nomination to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, said the funding would go toward infrastructure grants and technical assistance to local gove
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff is urging Russia to support the investigation of a killing prosecutors say appears to have ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities, and says he has “no understanding" for outraged reactions from Moscow.Germany expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian man on the streets of Berlin in August.German federal prosecutors said evidence suggested the slaying was ordered either by Moscow or authorities in Ru
- Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said there is a possibility of calming the situation in Yemen as a prelude to reaching a settlement in the four-year conflict, Saudi-owned channel Al-Arabiya cited him as saying on Friday.Saudi Arabia released at the end of November a group of Yemeni prisoners belonging to the Iran-aligned Houthi group, a step that may support efforts to end a war that has killed tens of thousands and pushed millions to the brink of famine."Ther
- Where are all the self-styled champions of the free press now that Adam Schiff has used the surveillance powers of the state to smear not only his political rivals but a journalist?With the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report Tuesday came the revelation that Giuliani and his Ukrainian affiliate Lev Parnas, whose metadata Schiff apparently subpoenaed, had exchanged calls with former The Hill columnist John Solomon, ranking Intelligence Republican Devin Nunes, an
- By rushing the impeachment process – and keeping the focus narrow – Pelosi may be making a grave political miscalculationNancy Pelosi is rushing to conclude the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. On Thursday, just over two months after the inquiry was launched, Pelosi announced she was instructing investigators to draft articles of impeachment. These will be voted on by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives as soon as this month.The impeachment articles seem like
- Politically vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are eager to move quickly on the impeachmentinquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, and focus on other topics such as healthcare costs and repairing infrastructure.Democrats from districts that voted for Republican Trump in the 2016 election face a deluge of Republican advertising attacks over impeachment and voters who are divided on the subject.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday asked the chamber's Judiciary Committee
- Many Indians took to social media on Friday to applaud the police killings of four men accused in the gang rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad.Court cases drag on for years and few result in convictions, legal experts say.
- More than 50 polar bears have gathered on the edge of a village in Russia's far north, environmentalists and residents said, as weak Arctic ice leaves them unable to roam.The Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund said climate change was to blame, as unusually warm temperatures prevented coastal ice from forming.The WWF said 56 polar bears had gathered in a one-square-kilometre (0.4-square-mile) area near the village of Ryrkaipy in Chukotka on the northeastern tip of Russia.
- U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to engage with the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry but is expected to adopt a very different strategy in the likely event of a trial in the Senate.The Republican president has said he wants a full trial in the Senate because he would receive fair treatment there.The following explains how Senate impeachment proceedings work and some of the strategic maneuvers available to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced a feeling of "deep shame” during her first-ever visit on Friday to the hallowed grounds of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where Adolf Hitler's regime murdered more than a million people.Merkel noted that her visit comes amid rising anti-Semitism and historical revisionism and vowed that Germany would not tolerate anti-Semitism.
- A Russian court unexpectedly freed a prominent student protester on Friday after handing him a three-year suspended jail sentence on extremism charges in a case that has sparked an outcry among the Kremlin's critics.Yegor Zhukov, a 21-year-old student and politics blogger on YouTube, was among more than 1,000 people detained in Moscow on July 27 in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years.The court on Friday found him guilty of inciting extremism on his YouTube channel and banned him from u
- Since launching his presidential bid, former Vice President Joe Biden has largely settled on a primary strategy common among frontrunners: Only attack when attacked, stay above the conflict, and let the other candidates squabble among themselves so they can eventually take one another out. That last tactic is why Biden hasn’t been going after Pete Buttigieg. He doesn’t think the South Bend mayor can hurt him, but he does think Buttigieg can hurt someone else who could—Sen.
- A former Ukrainian member of parliament who has claimed to have dirt on a company linked to the Bidens was arrested earlier this week in Germany, The Daily Beast has confirmed. Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who worked closely with Ukraine’s previous president before fleeing the country after being accused of embezzlement, has been living in Europe for several years. German authorities arrested him in Aachen on Friday. Oleg Ishemko, an attorney for the former member of parliament, confirmed&n
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