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President Donald Trump 5 hours ago

Democrats Seek Bolton, Mulvaney for Impeachment Trial

Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outline released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York proposed the structure for a “fair and honest’’ trial in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,

  • Democratic primary 7 hours ago

    Seven Candidates, One Issue: Here’s What Democratic Presidential Candidates Had to Say About Education

    Seven Democratic candidates for president on Saturday offered plans to make their mark on American schools, NBC News reports. Though the vast majority of education decisions in the U.S. are made at the state and local levels, candidates who participated in a public forum sponsored by 11 education groups vowed to increase federal spending in schools — some by enormous…

  • sports 8 hours 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

  • Jersey City Shootout 9 hours 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

  • Brexit 8 hours ago

    No Letup for UK Lawmakers: Johnson Presses Ahead With Brexit

    There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make good on his campaign mantra to “get Brexit done.”

  • New Jersey 2 hours ago

    Staffers for NJ Democrat Resign Over His Decision to Join GOP

    Staffers for New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew are resigning after the lawmaker announced he would break from the Democratic party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump.

  • climate change 8 hours 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

  • World War II 8 hours 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…

  • Trump administration 8 hours ago

    Horse-Trading Iran Hawks Seize on Pompeo’s Senate Interest

    In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran. Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a portion of an internal legal opinion that says the U.S. has the

  • Kaufman County 59 mins ago

    Hackers Terrorize Children Through Ring Camera in Texas

    A family from Kaufman County, Texas, said someone hacked into their Ring security camera and terrorized their children on Wednesday. Lue Mayora was stuck in traffic on Highway 80 when her Ring camera was hacked. Her children were home alone, waiting for Mayora to come home. Mayora said that someone set off her home alarm around 5:30 p.m., and her…

  • sports 9 hours 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 22 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

  • Sree Mokkapati 6 hours ago

    California Volunteer Rescuer Dies While Searching for Missing Hiker

    A member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team died Saturday while searching for missing hiker Sree Mokkapati on Mount Baldy in California.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet at 5:02 p.m. that a rescue team member was separated from his partner and found unresponsive after an air search. They identified him

  • impeachment Dec 14

    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 Dec 15

    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 Dec 15

    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 9 hours 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

  • Greta Thunberg Dec 15

    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…

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