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Trump orders toilet review: Americans are
Trump orders toilet review: Americans are 'flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times'

Trump said he wants a nationwide review of water efficiency standards because of issues with "sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms."

Supreme Court grants Trump
Supreme Court grants Trump's request to temporarily block two banks from disclosing his financial records

In an emergency filing, President Trump had asked the Supreme Court to block two banks from releasing his financial records to two House committees.

Less than a year after abandoning HQ2 in New York City, Amazon says it
Less than a year after abandoning HQ2 in New York City, Amazon says it's opening a new 1,500-employee office in NYC

Amazon has signed a new lease for office space in New York City and plans to hire 1,500 people.

High Court Temporarily Keeps Trump Financial Records Private
High Court Temporarily Keeps Trump Financial Records Private

(Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice temporarily blocked subpoenas that would force Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp. to turn over years of President Donald Trump's financial documents to two House committees.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put the subpoenas on hold on Friday until Dec. 13. The justices are already scheduled to discuss at a private conference that day whether to take up a separate challenge by Trump to a subpoena by a New York prosecutor for his tax returns.The request Ginsburg acted on Friday stems from a Dec. 3 federal appeals court decision that largely rejected Trump's contentions that lawmakers were exceeding their authority and intruding on his...

Thousands of Las Vegas shooting victims will have to split an $800 million settlement. Now, 2 retired judges have to decide which victims deserve the most.
Thousands of Las Vegas shooting victims will have to split an $800 million settlement. Now, 2 retired judges have to decide which victims deserve the most.

Though $800 million seems like an enormous settlement, some 4,500 people joined the lawsuit against MGM Resorts. Some will need more than others.

Pence Is Asked to Declassify Call Record: Impeachment Update
Pence Is Asked to Declassify Call Record: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- Leaders of six House committees have been directed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.The House Judiciary panel will hold a hearing Monday to hear presentations on the evidence by the chief counsels for both parties on the Intelligence and Judiciary committees.Here are the latest developments:Pence Is Asked to Declassify Call Record (6:46 p.m.)The House Intelligence chairman asked Vice President Mike Pence to declassify a supplemental statement provided to the committee on Nov. 26 by Jennifer Williams, the vice president's special adviser for Europe and Russia.Williams' supplemental statement contains additional...

Trump takes aim at trickle-down toilets, faucets
Trump takes aim at trickle-down toilets, faucets
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  • 2019-12-06 23:07:27Z

President Donald Trump said on Friday he has directed his environmental regulators to find answers to what he considers a big problem - water-conserving showers, faucets and toilets that restrict their flow to a dribble. "We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms ... where ... you don't get any water," Trump told a meeting of small business leaders at the White House in a complaint about low-water flow. The fixtures "end up using more water," Trump told the roundtable where U.S. officials also reviewed his agenda of slashing regulations to spur business.

Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over
Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet

A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favour of Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter. The plaintiff, Vernon Unsworth, was seeking $190 million (£148 million) damages

'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia
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  • 2019-12-06 22:44:08Z

House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots - "all roads lead to Putin," she says - and making the argument that Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine was not an isolated incident but part of a troubling bond with the Russian president reaching back to special counsel Robert Mueller's findings on the 2016 election. "This has been going on for 2 1/2 years," Pelosi said Friday.

California congressman Duncan Hunter announces resignation after corruption plea
California congressman Duncan Hunter announces resignation after corruption plea
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  • 2019-12-06 22:39:48Z

Hunter's announcement that he would step down came days after the leading California lawmaker, a former U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, entered his guilty plea in federal court in San Diego. "Shortly after the Holidays I will resign from Congress," Hunter, 42, said in a written statement released by his communications director.

What we know about the Saudi national suspect in the Pensacola Navy base shooting
What we know about the Saudi national suspect in the Pensacola Navy base shooting

The Pensacola Navy base shooter was identified as a Saudi national by Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday afternoon.

UPS driver, suspects identified from Florida shootout that left 4 dead
UPS driver, suspects identified from Florida shootout that left 4 dead
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  • 2019-12-06 22:02:00Z

An attempted jewelry store robbery that led to the theft of a UPS truck, a hostage situation and a police shootout that ultimately left two "innocent civilians," including a UPS driver, dead has shaken the Florida community to its core. UPS identified the driver as Frank Ordonez, according to a statement obtained by ABC News on Friday.

Lottery group agreed to pay $1.5M more to jackpot winner
Lottery group agreed to pay $1.5M more to jackpot winner

A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider. An email released Friday shows that the Multi-State Lottery Association informed

Trump says the EPA is looking
Trump says the EPA is looking 'very strongly' at 'sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms' because people are flushing their toilets 10 to 15 times

The New York Times reported in December 2017 that Trump "has an odd affinity for showing off bathrooms, including one he renovated near the Oval Office."

Donald Trump won
Donald Trump won't send a White House lawyer to the next impeachment hearing

Donald Trump and the White House have consistently rejected invitations to participate in what they call unfair impeachment hearings.

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia 'greatly angered' by Pensacola Navy base shooting, Trump says

Trump received a call from King Salman of Saudi Arabia to express his condolences over the attack that left four dead. The suspect was a Saudi national.

4 dead in shooting incident at Pensacola naval base; suspect was Saudi national, officials say
4 dead in shooting incident at Pensacola naval base; suspect was Saudi national, officials say
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  • 2019-12-06 20:51:00Z

Four people are dead including the suspect after an active shooting incident at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, police said. The shooter was identified as Mohammed Alshamrani, a Saudi national and member of the country's air force who was in the U.S. for flight training, law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation told ABC News. Investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting was terror-related, the officials said.

A polyamorous 20-year-old is in a relationship with 4 men while pregnant with her first child. She says it
A polyamorous 20-year-old is in a relationship with 4 men while pregnant with her first child. She says it's working.

20-year-old Florida-native Tory Ojeda is in a polyamorous relationship with four men and is expecting her first child.

Trump
Trump's Rollback of Transgender Rights Extends Through Entire Government

WASHINGTON -- Nicolas Talbott, a graduate student at Kent State University in Ohio who is transgender, was told in May that because of President Donald Trump's transgender ban in the military, he would no longer be eligible for placement as an Army officer. He could continue participating in the

Antonio Brown apologises to
Antonio Brown apologises to 'the organisations I offended' and eyes NFL comeback

Antonio Brown wants help getting back into the NFL as he acknowledges he "didn't handle challenges in the manner I should have".

UPDATE 1-Trump asks Supreme Court to stop banks from disclosing his financial data
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  • 2019-12-06 19:59:58Z

President Donald Trump, fighting to keep details of his finances secret, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to prevent records held by Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from being handed over to Democratic-led congressional panels. Trump's lawyers asked the high court to put a hold a Dec. 3 ruling by the Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals directing the two banks to comply with April subpoenas by the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee and Intelligence Committee for the financial records. If the justices grant that request, it would give Trump's lawyers time to file a formal appeal of the lower court ruling.

Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border
Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border
  • World
  • 2019-12-06 19:49:29Z

An exodus of migrants fleeing drug cartel violence and corruption in Mexico has mired hundreds of immigrants in ramshackle tent camps across the border from El Paso and brought new chaos to a system of wait lists for asylum seekers to get into the U.S. Migrant tent camps have been growing in size at several border crossings in Ciudad Juarez, driven by a surge in asylum seekers from regions in southern Mexico gripped by cartel violence. One camp in Juarez is populated by about 250 Mexican asylum seekers, who are living in increasingly cold conditions as they wait for U.S. authorities to let them in to the country.

Judge Allows Criminal Trial to Proceed against Pro-Life Investigators
Judge Allows Criminal Trial to Proceed against Pro-Life Investigators

A San Francisco judge ruled Friday that the criminal trial may move forward against the pro-life investigators who went undercover to record abortion industry executives talking about procuring fetal body parts.Judge Christopher Hite deemed the evidence sufficient to send to trial the case against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress, who are charged with nine felony counts, one count of conspiracy and eight counts of illegal taping. Six additional counts were dropped.Daleiden, 30, and Merritt, 64, several years ago surreptitiously recorded executives from Planned Parenthood and other organizations haggling about compensation for the procurement of fetal...

Trump asks Supreme Court to stop banks from disclosing his financial data
Trump asks Supreme Court to stop banks from disclosing his financial data
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  • 2019-12-06 19:42:59Z

President Donald Trump, fighting to keep details of his finances secret, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to prevent records held by Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from being handed over to Democratic-led congressional panels. Trump's lawyers asked the high court to put a hold a Dec. 3 ruling by the Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals directing the two banks to comply with April subpoenas by the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee and Intelligence Committee for the financial records. If the justices grant that request, it would give Trump's lawyers time to file a formal appeal of the lower court ruling.

Nikki Haley Suggests Confederate Flag Just Meant
Nikki Haley Suggests Confederate Flag Just Meant 'Sacrifice and Heritage' Until Dylann Roof 'Hijacked' It
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  • 2019-12-06 19:08:48Z

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley seemed to suggest on Friday that the Confederate flag did not have racist overtones until Dylann Roof "hijacked" it with his 2015 murder of nine black churchgoers.Speaking to Blaze TV's Glenn Beck, Haley recounted her decision as South Carolina governor to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House following Roof's massacre at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston. "Here is this guy that comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag," she said. "And had just hijacked everything that people thought of-we don't have hateful people in South Carolina. It's a small minority; it's always going to be...

Another 1,000 truck drivers lost their jobs in November, and it
Another 1,000 truck drivers lost their jobs in November, and it's a chilling sign for the economy

After an uptick of 700 on trucking payrolls in October, the industry slashed another 1,000 jobs in November.

Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico
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  • 2019-12-06 18:28:40Z

The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans - including two families - back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer instead of lingering south of the border on a list waiting to be called up under a Trump administration policy targeting asylum-seekers. Advocates say the asylum-seekers forced wait on a list under a Trump policy known as metering are desperate and afraid of waiting in Mexico for months before they're even given a chance to make an asylum claim.

Meghan McCain Pouts After Another Joy Behar Clash:
Meghan McCain Pouts After Another Joy Behar Clash: 'I'm Just Trying to Make a Point!'

After taking the day off on Thursday, Meghan McCain returned to The View on Friday and immediately set about doing Meghan McCain things.During a discussion on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's altercation with a Sinclair reporter after he asked her whether she "hated" President Donald Trump, McCain sulked and pouted after frequent sparring partner Joy Behar used an audience-pleasing one-liner against McCain's argument Democrats are too focused on making a meme out of Pelosi's moment.Earlier in the conversation, conservative co-host Abby Huntsman claimed that reporter James Rosen's question to the House speaker following her Thursday impeachment press conference was both "lazy" and...

Thunberg urges climate action because
Thunberg urges climate action because 'people are dying'

Teen activist Greta Thunberg on Friday urged world leaders gathered in Madrid for a UN climate conference to take urgent action to fight climate change, warning "we can't afford" more delays because "people are dying".

North Carolina GOP Rep Says He Won
North Carolina GOP Rep Says He Won't Seek Reelection After District Redrawing

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 who is wrapping up his fourth-term on Capitol Hill, added that he hoped to return to public office at some point in the future.> JUST IN: George Holding (R-NC) announces he's leaving Congress after redrawn map leaves...

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses
As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses
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  • 2019-12-06 16:59:35Z

President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. Taken together, the court rulings eviscerate the administration's muscular view of executive power just as the impeachment inquiry against Trump accelerates.

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
  • World
  • 2019-12-06 16:37:21Z

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.

3 dead, including suspect, in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida; at least 11 hospitalized
3 dead, including suspect, in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida; at least 11 hospitalized

The shooter is dead and several others were hospitalized, including two deputies who stopped the suspect, at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Economy added booming 266,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%
Economy added booming 266,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%

Employers added booming 266,000 jobs in November, a total partly inflated by the return of striking GM workers. Economists expected 184,000 gains.

Speaker Shifts View About Impeachment: No-Go to No Choice
Speaker Shifts View About Impeachment: No-Go to No Choice
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  • 2019-12-06 16:04:31Z

WASHINGTON -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi was planning to deliver back-to-back eulogies at funerals here and in South Carolina during a busy weekend of late September travel when she saw an explosive headline in The Wall Street Journal: "Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine to Investigate Biden's Son."For months, Pelosi had resisted calls for impeachment. It would be nearly another week before the release of a whistleblower's complaint detailing Trump's push for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son -- and days before nervous moderates told her they were ready to back an impeachment inquiry they had shunned all year.But the news of Trump's repeated entreaties...

Nurses reveal the meaning of code words they use that patients don
Nurses reveal the meaning of code words they use that patients don't understand

Want to be a better-informed patient? We compiled a list of the code words a nurse would use and exactly what they mean.

OnPolitics: There
OnPolitics: There's no going back now

There was drama at home and abroad this week, and still more than a dozen people running for president.

Joe Biden slams the media for saying Democrats have moved
Joe Biden slams the media for saying Democrats have moved 'extremely to the left' since 2016 and says the party's not with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Biden said the media falsely reported that the Democratic Party "moved extremely to the left" following Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump administration for cuts to food stamps, sharing that her family
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump administration for cuts to food stamps, sharing that her family 'might've just starved' without them

Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet that her family once relied on the program when her father died, and without it, they may have starved.

Merkel voices
Merkel voices 'deep shame' on first visit to Auschwitz
  • World
  • 2019-12-06 14:39:22Z

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.

POWER RANKING: Here
POWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee

We've combined Insider polling and results of Morning Consult's daily survey to create a weekly power ranking of the potential 2020 candidates.

Biden Claims the Media Inflated AOC
Biden Claims the Media Inflated AOC's Role as Party Leader: 'You Guys Got it All Wrong'

Former Vice President Joe Biden is accusing the media of "bad judgment" in their coverage of progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying reporters and commentators have exaggerated her political rise as indicative of the direction of the overall party."You guys got it all wrong about what happened," Biden told Axios on HBO in Iowa."You sound like Trump. Fake news?" host Mike Allen remarked."I do," Biden responded. "It's not fake. It's just bad judgment.""You all thought that what happened was the party moved extremely to the left after Hillary. AOC was the new party," Biden continued. "She's a bright,...

Elizabeth Warren Attacks Pete Buttigieg
Elizabeth Warren Attacks Pete Buttigieg's Private Fundraisers: 'Open Up the Doors'

BOSTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday called on Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, to open his campaign fundraising events to the news media and to release a full accounting of the wealthy donors who are gathering contributions for him.The remarks represented

White House Disputes Details on Giuliani
White House Disputes Details on Giuliani's Calls in Report

Trump administration officials, seeking to weaken Democrats' case for impeachment, disputed on Thursday some of the details in the House Intelligence Committee's report about calls between President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and White House aides.As part of its portrait

Radio Host Delilah Talks About Overcoming Feelings of
Radio Host Delilah Talks About Overcoming Feelings of 'Rage' Following the Deaths of Her Two Sons

Radio Host Delilah Talks 'Rage' After Deaths of Sons

Adam Schiff
Adam Schiff's Attack on the Free Press

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, and attorney Jay Sekulow. Even if we allow that the California congressman had genuine national-security concerns when he subpoenaed metadata from AT&T so he could snoop on his political opponents, what...

Trump reportedly spoke with Giuliani on unsecured cellphone lines that were likely tapped by Russia spies
Trump reportedly spoke with Giuliani on unsecured cellphone lines that were likely tapped by Russia spies

One official told The Washington Post that President Donald Trump's habit of using unsecured phone lines was a "bonanza" for foreign intelligence.

Singer Kylie Rae Harris Was Drunk and Driving at High Speed Before Fatal Crash, Police Reveal
Singer Kylie Rae Harris Was Drunk and Driving at High Speed Before Fatal Crash, Police Reveal

Kylie Rae Harris Was Drunk, Driving at High Speed Before Fatal Crash

'Dark money' ties raise questions for GOP Sen. Ernst of Iowa
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  • 2019-12-06 10:23:15Z

An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Iowa Values, a political nonprofit that is supposed to be run independently, was co-founded in 2017 by Ernst's longtime consultant, Jon Kohan. It shares a fundraiser, Claire Holloway Avella, with the Ernst campaign.

Ukrainian Fugitive Who Claimed to Have Dirt on Biden Firm Is Arrested
Ukrainian Fugitive Who Claimed to Have Dirt on Biden Firm Is Arrested

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  the arrest. "We are analyzing information in particular about the fact and basis for the detention of our client," Ishemko said in a text. "According to our information, Oleksandr was in the process of...

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