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impeachment 6 hours ago

House Outlines Impeachment Case, Trump Team Has Fiery Answer

House Democrats are preparing to outline their case for removing President Donald Trump from office with the filing of a legal brief due by 5 p.m. Saturday. The submission follows new revelations in t...

  • Ukraine Plane Crash 8 hours ago

    Iran Backtracks on Plan to Send Flight Recorders to Ukraine

    The Iranian official leading the investigation into the Ukrainian jetliner that was accidentally shot down by the Revolutionary Guard appeared to backtrack Sunday on plans to send the flight recorders abroad for analysis, a day after saying they would be sent to Kyiv.

  • Czech Republic 7 hours ago

    Fire at Czech Asylum for Mentally Ill Kills 8 Patients

    A fire swept through a Czech asylum for the mentally ill on Sunday, killing eight male patients, officials said.

    Prokop Volenik, spokesman for the regional rescue service, said the fire in the northwestern town of Vejprty broke out early Sunday before 5 a.m. (0400 GMT). The town is on the border with Germany.

  • Philippines 8 hours ago

    The Philippines Looks for Safer Homes for Volcano Residents

    Philippine officials said Sunday the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting volcano lies, warning that living there would be “like having a gun pointed at you.”......Taal volcano has simmered with smaller ash ejections in recent days after erupting on Jan. 12 with a gigantic plume of s...
  • Iran 8 hours ago

    Influential Iranians Break Ranks With State After Ukrainian Jet Downing

    A slew of influential Iranian artists, television personalities and sports stars have publicly broken with Tehran after the government denied for days that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane last week, NBC News reports.

  • Conor McGregor 9 hours ago

    Conor McGregor Blasts Cerrone in 40 Seconds in UFC Return

    Conor McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246. The former two-division Irish champion announced his return to mixed martial arts with his first victory since 2016.

  • Lebanon 3 hours ago

    Lebanon Braces for More Violence After Night of Riots

    Lebanon’s public prosecutor ordered the release Sunday of 34 people detained the previous evening amid the worst day of violence since protests erupted three months ago, the National State News agency said.......The public prosecutor said those detained during the riots would be released except those with other pending cases. It was not clear...
  • China 10 hours ago

    China Reports 17 New Cases in Viral Pneumonia Outbreak

    Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays. In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in the city of Wuhan, where the virus appears to have originated....
  • Hong Kong 4 hours ago

    Thousands-Strong Hong Kong Protest Cut Short by Clashes, Tear Gas

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday at a public park that was overflowing with thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party. Sporting their movement’s trademark black clothing and face masks, rally participants packed into Chater Garden, not far from the Chinese territory’s Legisl...
  • Odell Beckham Jr 11 hours ago

    Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. Rescinded in Butt-Swat Case

    A misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has been rescinded, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed Saturday.......The warrant was issued Thursday as video posted on social media appeared to show Beckham swatting a security officer’s buttocks during LSU’s locker r...
  • Kim Kardashian West 13 hours ago

    Kim Kardashian West Pursues Criminal Justice Reform in TV Show

    Kim Kardashian West is a step closer to becoming a lawyer, having finished her first year of study as an apprentice. She told The Associated Press on Saturday that her next step is taking the “baby bar,” so-called because it’s a one-day exam. If she passes, she plans to study for another three years and then take the California...

  • Australia Wildfires 6 hours ago

    Fires Set Stage for Irreversible Forest Losses in Australia

    Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent. Heat waves and drought have fueled bigger and more frequent fires in parts of Australia, so far this season torching some 40,000 square miles (104,000...
  • MLB 6 hours ago

    Astros, Red Sox Look Ahead in Wake of Sign-Stealing Scandal

    Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual fan fests on Saturday, and instead of discussing ...
  • Immigration 17 hours ago

    US Seeks to Deport Honduran Mom, Sick Children to Guatemala

    The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. The family’s advocates accuse the U.S. of disregarding the health of the children, age...
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