- Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that Former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker took apart the ‘entire case’ for impeachment.
- JERUSALEM/GAZA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.Gazan Christians will be granted permits to travel abroad but none will be allowed to go to Israel and the occupied West Bank, home to many sites holy to Christians, a spokeswoman for Israel's military liaison to the Palestinians said.
NASA has pinpointed an area where astronauts could land on Mars. Ice is so accessible there that they could dig it up with a shovel.Astronauts could harvest the ice, located just an inch below the surface, to use for drinking water and the creation of rocket fuel.
'Pot calling the kettle black': Rep. Gaetz gets scolded for bringing up Hunter Biden's substance abuseThe remarkable exchange occurred during the House Judiciary's markup of articles of impeachment against Trump.
- A ruling against the Affordable Care Act would not affect coverage during the appeals process. That's an opportunity to unite behind a better plan.
- Businessman Andrew Yang cast skepticism on the recent massive ad buys by billionaire Democratic rivals Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer Thursday morning.
- Lebanon's largest Christian political party will not join a new government under the terms set by caretaker premier Saad al-Hariri, but will not obstruct the formation of a new cabinet, its leader said on Thursday.The position of the Free Patriotic Movement led by Gebran Bassil could ease the way to the formation of a Hariri-led government.Much will depend on whether Bassil's ally, the powerful Shi'ite Hezbollah, will consent to its main Christian ally staying out of government.
Microsoft is handing out around 250 'ugly' Windows XP holiday sweaters that everyone wants but no one can buyYou can try your hand at getting one of the 250 or so sweaters, but you may have to contend with 6.3 million other people.
- A Scandinavian woman says she was forced by Cypriot police to withdraw a rape claim or face arrest, in a striking parallel to the case of a British teenager who was allegedly gang raped on the Mediterranean island. The Scandinavian woman said police officers questioned her aggressively for several hours after she was raped by two men outside a nightclub. The officers accused her of lying and said that if she did not withdraw the rape claim they would arrest her and send her to prison. Her accoun
- An 18-year-old college student has been found stabbed to death in a park just a block away from the New York City Columbia University campus.Tessa Majors was a student at Barnard College, a private liberal arts college in Manhattan that is affiliated with the prestigious university near where she was found with multiple stab wounds.
- Women voters dominate the Democratic primary electorate, but three presidential candidates are significantly more popular among male voters.
- The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job.The Pentagon's inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson telling him the contract awarded to North Dakota-based firm Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. would be audited.Thompson, D-Miss., asked for the review last week, in part over concerns the proposals did not meet operationa
- Democratic Representative Rashida Tlai on Wednesday blamed "white supremacy" for Tuesday's deadly shooting in Jersey City perpetrated by a couple with suspected ties to a black supremacist group."This is heartbreaking. White supremacy kills," the Michigan Democrat wrote in a since-deleted tweet addressing the shooting. Tlaib deleted her tweet later on Thursday.A man and woman exited a stolen van Tuesday afternoon and fired gunshots into a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, killing a polic
- JERUSALEM—Last year Oman’s Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi told a gathering of Middle Eastern leaders in Bahrain that it was time to treat Israel like part of the Middle East. His speech came in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Oman. This year, when Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke after being honored at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, he said that unless the U.S. could help solve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute Israel woul
'I still consider myself a role model for millions of people': Tekashi 6ix9ine asked a judge for a low prison sentence after 'snitching' on his gangTekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, faces life in prison after he was arrested over his connections to the Nine Trey Gangsta Blood Gang.
All it takes to fool facial recognition at airports and border crossings is a printed mask, researchers foundResearchers said they fooled facial-recognition tech across three continents but were unable to fool some software, including Apple's Face ID.
Trump news - live: President attacks Congress members as they prepare for impeachment vote, after mocking teen activist Greta ThunbergDonald Trump is attacking teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg after she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year ahead of him, as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to resume its debate over the articles of impeachment threatening to end his presidency.“So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” wrote the Leader of the Free World on Twitter.com.
- An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people on Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said. Dozens of people pointed their cellphones at the body dangling high above them in a central Baghdad square. Videos circulating on social media showed the young man being beaten and dragged across the street. The violence underscored the growing fears and suspicions swirling around the 8-w
- A Florida grand jury looking into last year's Parkland school shooting chided schools, law enforcement and other local jurisdictions over continued "turf wars" that could hamper the response to another crisis.In a report released late Wednesday, the statewide grand jury said the continued squabbling and other "systemic" failures were urgent enough for it to speak out before its term.It suggested that lawmakers give the state Department of Education authority to monitor and enforce compliance wit
- A new report highlights that anti-union activities are on the rise.
- The new Suburban continues to tradition of large hauler of people and stuff, but its gets tech and engineering updates.
- President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the United States is "very close" to a trade deal with China, days before new tariffs are due to take effect.The two largest economies in the world are locked in a wide-ranging trade war but negotiators have been working to reach at least a partial resolution before Washington increases tariffs on Sunday.Trump's flagging of an imminent breakthrough comes as he almost sure to become only the third US president to be impeached over allegations that h
- Following a request from Democratic lawmakers, the Pentagon’s watchdog will audit a recent Army Corps of Engineers decision to award a $400 million border-wall contract to a North Dakota company that was repeatedly praised by President Trump.According to NBC News, which reviewed a copy of the letter sent from the Department of Defense (DoD) inspector general to the House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.), the audit has been initiated and will be formally a
- Attacks on bases hosting US-led coalition forces by Iranian-armed militias are heading towards a red line for the coalition, who would respond with such force that “no one would like the outcome,” a senior US official warned on Wednesday. Just hours later a further two rockets hit near the military section of Baghdad airport. The attack is the tenth of its type since October, targeting joint US-Iraqi military facilities that host forces from the US-led coalition to defeat Isil.
- We can't say we want universal education in one area and not the other. The arguments just don't add up.
- An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork, dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.Spotted two years ago on the island of Sulawesi, the 13-foot-wide painting features wild animals being chased by half-human hunters wielding what appear to be spears and ropes, said the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
- Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says body armor didn't fail Sgt. Christopher Brewster, who was killed while responding to a domestic violence call
- (Bloomberg) -- Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales has landed in Buenos Aires, with the purpose of seeking refugee status in Argentina, according to comments by foreign minister Felipe Sola on local TV.Morales’ arrival follows a month-long stay in Mexico and several days in Cuba. In mid-November Argentina’s then president-elect, Alberto Fernandez, said that the former Bolivian leader could seek asylum in the country after he became president on Dec. 10.Morales resigned the p
- House Democrats are worried that the caucus could lose six or more moderate votes on impeachment, according to multiple officials who spoke anonymously to the Washington Post.When the House voted to formalize impeachment on October 31, all but two Democrats — Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Collin C. Peterson of Michigan — voted with House leadership. Amidst concerns from moderates, who on Monday considered reviving a proposal to censure President Trump rather than impeach him, the f
- Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales arrived on Thursday in Argentina where he will be granted refugee status, Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola said.Morales was granted asylum to travel to Argentina and had made the request for refugee status to stay, Sola said on news channel TN.Four other people had also requested asylum, Sola said.
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