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President Donald Trump 1 hour ago

Washington Braces for Impeachment as Battle Lines Harden

As Washington braces for this week’s expected vote to impeach President Donald Trump, partisan battle lines hardened on Sunday, with Democrats defending impeachment even if Trump isn’t removed from office and Republicans denouncing the integrity of the constitutional process. The Democratic-controlled House planned to vote Wednesday on two articles of impeachment against the Republican president, and the decision whether to make

  • World War II 28 mins ago

    75 Years on, Battle of the Bulge Memories Bond People

    As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery — filled with bodies, some headless, some limbless, blood seeping from the vehicles onto the roads that the U.S. soldiers had given their lives to liberate. Sometimes, Schmetz said, there were over 200 bodies a day, casualties…

  • climate change 14 mins ago

    Disappointment as Marathon Climate Talks End With Slim Deal

    Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year. Organizers kept delegates from almost 200 nations in Madrid far beyond Friday’s scheduled close of the two-week

  • sports 58 mins ago

    Bernie at Bat? Sanders Makes Pitch for Minor League Teams

    Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in his hometown, Burlington. Defending low-profile ball clubs in far-flung places more fervently than anyone in the…

  • vandalism 14 hours ago

    Police Searching for Suspect in Beverly Hills Synagogue Vandalism

    Police are searching for a man after he allegedly vandalized a Beverly Hills Synagogue early Saturday morning. The man allegedly broke into the Nessah Synagogue where he overturned furniture, damaged relics and ransacked the inside. The synagogue’s main scrolls were not damaged during the vandalism, according to police. Police do not believe anything was stolen during the incident. Police

  • sports 50 mins ago

    Possible ‘White Power’ Hand Signs at Army-Navy Game Probed

    The Army and Navy academies are looking into hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with “white power” and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said. Cadets at West Point and midshipmen at the Naval Academy in the stands both appeared to display the sign during the broadcast, officials with the two military academies

  • impeachment 23 hours ago

    Trump Impeachment Vote Underscores a Harshly Partisan Era

    This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House approved two impeachment articles against Democrat Clinton. While that battle was bitterly partisan, it was blurrier than the near party-line votes expected this week

  • hallmark channel 21 hours ago

    Under Pressure, Hallmark Pulls Gay-Themed Wedding Ads

    Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar. The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the controversy was a distraction, a spokesperson said in an interview Saturday. “The debate surrounding these commercials on

  • Afghanistan 18 hours ago

    Trump Admin Intends to Announce Withdrawal of More Than 4,000 Troops From Afghanistan

    The Trump administration intends to announce the drawdown of more than 4,000 troops from Afghanistan as early next week, according to three current and former U.S. officials. The withdrawal will leave between 8,000 and 9,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the officials said.

  • Scams 55 mins ago

    Imposter Scams Employ New Tech to Target Retirees’ Savings

    Across the nation, crimes of fraud targeting senior citizens are on the rise, and many of the attempts have become more advanced through the use of new technologies. In 2019, the Federal Trade Commission reported that imposter scams, which involve impersonating a person or an entity, were the most common type of fraud in the United States. Reports have almost doubled since

  • Jersey City Shootout 57 mins ago

    NJ Pawn Shop Owner Arrested in Possible Link to Jersey City Shooters

    A pawn shop owner in Keyport, New Jersey has been arrested on weapons-related charges after his phone number was found on one of the suspects in the Jersey City shooting. Officials are now looking into whether any of the guns used in the shooting came from that Keyport pawn shop, which was full of firearms, including three AR-15-style assault

  • Greta Thunberg 20 hours ago

    Greta Thunberg Apologizes for ‘Against the Wall’ Comment

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has apologized for saying politicians should be put “against the wall” after critics took it to mean that she was advocating violence. The 16-year-old Swede made the comment in a speech to young activists in the Italian city of Turin on Friday. Thunberg later said she was making a literal translation from Swedish, in which…

  • Rep. Jeff Van Drew 14 hours ago

    NJ Dem Lawmaker Plans to Become a Republican: Official

    A House freshman from New Jersey who was planning to break with his party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump will become a Republican, a GOP official said Saturday. Top House Republicans have been told of Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s decision, according to a GOP official familiar with the conversations. The lawmaker had discussed switching parties in a

  • California 54 mins ago

    At Least Three Dead After Probation Officer Barricaded Herself in California Home

    At least three people are dead after a woman barricaded herself inside an Ontario house early Saturday morning, authorities said. Ontario Police said they responded to a domestic violence call early Saturday morning and found a man, the woman’s husband, in the doorway of a home on F Street. “The male subject was behind the screen door when they

  • San Antonio 7 hours ago

    Remains of 3 People Found During Renovations at the Alamo

    The remains of three people were found at the Alamo amid an archaeological exploration ahead of planned renovations at the site of one of the most famous battles in American history, state officials said. The remains of an infant, a teenager or young adult, and an adult were found during archaeological exploration in Alamo church’s monks burial room and

  • Fact Check Dec 14

    Fact Check: Trump’s Impeachment Rage, Bloomberg on Coal

    As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown. Trump also branded Democrats crazy for wanting to impeach him after all the…

  • 2019 Dec 14

    Houses of Worship Attacked With Deadly Frequency in 2019

    A two-week span in January illustrated the scope of this somber phenomenon. In Thailand, a group of separatist insurgents attacked a Buddhist temple, killing the abbot and one of his fellow monks. In the Philippines, two suicide attackers detonated bombs during a Mass in a Roman Catholic cathedral on the largely Muslim island of Jolo, killing 23 and wounding about…

  • horse racing 21 hours ago

    2 Horses Die in First Race at Los Alamitos

    Two horses died after the first race at Los Alamitos Race Course Saturday, adding to the death toll in a year that has seen increased scrutiny of the sport in Southern California.

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