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Model who claimed affair with Trump sues Fox News
Model who claimed affair with Trump sues Fox News

A former Playboy model who has said she had an affair with Donald Trump before he was president sued Fox News on Thursday, saying that Tucker Carlson, one of the network's hosts, had intentionally defamed her on his television show.The model, Karen McDougal, said Carlson had falsely accused her of

John Kerry endorsement:
John Kerry endorsement: 'Joe (Biden) will defeat Donald Trump next November'

John Kerry, former Secretary of State and 2004 Democratic nominee, endorsed Biden and announced he would campaign for him in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Tucker Carlson:
Tucker Carlson: 'In My View' We Shouldn't Be Sending Ukraine Any Aid
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  • 2019-12-06 02:28:41Z

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has repeatedly said recently that he's rooting for American adversary Russia against Ukraine, now says the United States shouldn't be sending any military aid to Ukraine.In the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing that the House will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Carlson welcomed on former Mitch McConnell Chief of Staff Josh Holmes on Thursday night to discuss the Democrats' "rush" to impeachment and where this will end up.The ex-McConnell aide questioned the central charge behind the impeachment inquiry-that the president withheld congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine in an attempt to compel the...

California asks Trump administration to release money to fight homelessness
California asks Trump administration to release money to fight homelessness
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  • 2019-12-06 02:20:01Z

In the latest skirmish over California's homeless crisis, the state's governor, Gavin Newsom, asked President Donald Trump on Thursday to stop withholding federal housing vouchers that could benefit 50,000 homeless people. Newsom told Trump he could "immediately order" the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to issue federal housing vouchers, a program to assist low-income families, the elderly and the disabled find affordable homes in the private market.

Papa John
Papa John's founder John Schnatter's wife files for divorce

M. Annette Cox, the estranged wife of Papa John's founder John Schnatter, says their marriage is broken. Indications are they reached financial terms.

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides
Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides
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  • 2019-12-06 00:02:43Z

More than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the company said in a long-awaited U.S. safety report. Uber noted that drivers and riders were both attacked, and that some assaults occurred between riders. In 2017, the company said 2,936 sexual assaults were reported.

GOP senator bows to White House on Armenian genocide measure
GOP senator bows to White House on Armenian genocide measure

A Republican senator blocked a resolution Thursday that would recognize the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide. North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer said he blocked the resolution at the request of the White House. Officials called the timing inappropriate, since President

Will Cory Booker get bounced from next 2020 Democratic debate? Question looms.
Will Cory Booker get bounced from next 2020 Democratic debate? Question looms.

Cory Booker at the crossroads. Probably won't make the debate stage but can he remain in race now that Kamala is out?

Trump: If you
Trump: If you're going to impeach me, 'do it now, fast'

After months of fighting the House impeachment inquiry, blocking witnesses and ignoring subpoenas, the White House is now publicly embracing a strategy it has privately signaled for weeks: It will accept the reality that President Donald Trump will likely be impeached by the House and focus instead on

Joe Biden Challenges Iowa Man to a Push-Up Contest During Heated Exchange
Joe Biden Challenges Iowa Man to a Push-Up Contest During Heated Exchange

Biden also called the man a 'damn liar' after comments about his son

Trump Administration Authorizes
Trump Administration Authorizes 'Cyanide Bombs' to Kill Predators Again, Months After Backlash

The devices have been used to poison thousands of coyotes, foxes and feral dogs to protect wildlife

Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

The longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday. Four people interviewed by investigators told the Chicago Tribune that FBI agents and prosecutors asked about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's ties to ComEd lobbyists, contracts the utility had with Madigan associates and government jobs those close to Madigan have landed. A message seeking comment from Madigan spokesman Steve Brown on Thursday was not returned.

You just lived through the warmest decade on record - and it
You just lived through the warmest decade on record - and it's only going to get hotter

And 2019 is on course to be the second- or third-warmest year on record, with 2016 still holding the all-time temperature record.

Trump to Supreme Court: Take case and block House committee from tax returns
Trump to Supreme Court: Take case and block House committee from tax returns

The justices have weeks to decide whether to hear one or more cases involving demands that Trump's accounting firm release tax and financial records.

Giuliani Is in Kyiv, and Ukrainian Officials Are Steering Clear
Giuliani Is in Kyiv, and Ukrainian Officials Are Steering Clear

(Bloomberg) -- Rudy Giuliani, whose work in Ukraine is at the heart of U.S. impeachment proceedings, is back in the country -- and officials in Kyiv appear to be keeping their distance.People with knowledge of his trip say Giuliani flew into Kyiv from Budapest on Wednesday, the same day that U.S. hearings stemming from his shadow diplomacy in Ukraine kicked over to the House Judiciary Committee. Social media postings show him meeting with current and previous Ukrainian political figures as part of a cable news documentary series that's critical of the impeachment inquiry.But President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine won't be meeting with him, according to the president's spokeswoman. Igor...

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now
The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now

11 alleged NYC mobsters arrested on federal charges
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  • 2019-12-05 20:59:53Z

Eleven alleged members of the Gambino organized crime family were locked up Thursday on federal charges including threatening people who owed them money, telling one in a conversation captured by wiretap to pay $100,000 or else lose his teeth. Court papers cite other recordings giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the internal fallout from the slaying of a Gambino leader, Franesco "Franky Boy" Cali, earlier this year outside his Staten Island home. Federal authorities said the racketeering case against the legendary crime family once run by notorious mob boss John Gotti shows loansharking, obstruction of justice, bribery and other crimes are still business as usual.

Palestinians outraged over ICC report into war crimes
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  • 2019-12-05 20:53:53Z

Palestinian officials expressed "great concern" Thursday over a report by the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor that includes a warning that Palestinian stipends to attackers and their families could constitute a war crime. The Palestinians have long sought redress with international

The University of North Carolina is giving a pro-Confederate group $2.5 million to preserve a white supremacist monument toppled by students
The University of North Carolina is giving a pro-Confederate group $2.5 million to preserve a white supremacist monument toppled by students

The University of North Carolina is giving the North Carolina Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million following a lawsuit settlement.

Bloomberg says ending
Bloomberg says ending 'nationwide madness' of gun violence drives his White House bid
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  • 2019-12-05 20:33:29Z

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday he wants to become president to end "the nationwide madness" of U.S. gun violence, calling it evil and saying he would allow its victims to file lawsuits against gun manufacturers. The billionaire media mogul, who jumped into the crowded field of Democratic White House candidates last month, unveiled a national gun control plan at a forum with survivors of gun violence in Aurora, Colorado, where 12 people were killed during a mass shooting inside a movie theater in 2012. Apart from allowing gun violence victims to sue manufacturers, the plan would force owners of assault weapons to register their weapons and require...

Trump Appeals to Supreme Court on Financial-Records Subpoena
Trump Appeals to Supreme Court on Financial-Records Subpoena

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his challenge to a House subpoena for financial records held by his accounting firm, saying lawmakers are exceeding their authority with a broad probe into his personal and business affairs.The appeal comes in one of three subpoena

Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits
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  • 2019-12-05 20:22:51Z

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun

Could Tax Increases Speed Up the Economy? Democrats Say Yes
Could Tax Increases Speed Up the Economy? Democrats Say Yes

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren is leading a liberal rebellion against a long-held economic view that large tax increases slow economic growth, trying to upend Democratic policymaking in the way supply-side conservatives changed Republican orthodoxy four decades ago.Generations of economists, across much

Video captures the moment an Amazon delivery driver cries out with joy and breaks into dance after discovering free snacks on a doorstep
Video captures the moment an Amazon delivery driver cries out with joy and breaks into dance after discovering free snacks on a doorstep

Mail carriers spend long hours delivering anywhere from 150 to 400 packages daily during the peak holiday season.

GOP Senator Backs Whistle-Blower Testimony: Impeachment Update
GOP Senator Backs Whistle-Blower Testimony: Impeachment Update
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  • 2019-12-05 18:58:56Z

(Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the House will move ahead with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and top Republican Doug Collins have both mentioned a hearing next week focusing on the impeachment report's evidence and conclusions, but they didn't provide details.Here are the latest developments:White House Says Democrats Abused Power (12:58 p.m.)White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said Democrats in Congress "have clearly abused their power" with what she called an "illegitimate impeachment hoax.""Speaker Pelosi's instruction to advance this impeachment process - one that has...

John Kerry Endorses Joe Biden for President to Fix
John Kerry Endorses Joe Biden for President to Fix 'the World that Donald Trump has Smashed Apart'

Former secretary of state John Kerry endorsed Joe Biden for President on Thursday, citing Biden's performance serving as vice president in the Obama administration as proof that he has what it takes to defeat President Trump."The world is broken," Kerry told The Washington Post. "Our politics are broken. The country faces extraordinary challenges. And I believe very deeply that Joe Biden's character, his ability to persevere, his decency and the experiences that he brings to the table are critical to the moment. The world has to be put back together, the world that Donald Trump has smashed apart."Kerry's announcement comes a week after news broke that former president Barack Obama...

Mets acquire Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects
Mets acquire Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Outfielder Jake Marisnick has been acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros for two prospects -- left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Marisnick is an excellent defender with speed but a weak hitter. He could play center field and allow the Mets to use Brandon Nimmo primarily in left.

Kerry endorses Biden as ad cites NATO leaders mocking Trump
Kerry endorses Biden as ad cites NATO leaders mocking Trump
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  • 2019-12-05 17:37:56Z

John Kerry, the former secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden for president on Thursday, buoying the former vice president's argument that his international experience should be a deciding factor for voters in 2020. "I've never before seen the world more

Giuliani in Ukraine as Congress moves closer to impeachment
Giuliani in Ukraine as Congress moves closer to impeachment
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  • 2019-12-05 17:31:27Z

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in Ukraine on Thursday, reviving the efforts that landed him and Trump in the impeachment inquiry now roiling Washington. The inquiry was triggered by a July 25 phone call in which Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son and also a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump denies wrongdoing.

FBI Failed to Inform FISA Court that Steele Dossier was Unreliable: Report
FBI Failed to Inform FISA Court that Steele Dossier was Unreliable: Report

The Justice Department's inspector general has concluded that the FBI omitted crucial details in its requests for warrants to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page, saying the agency neglected to mention that some of the information the warrant applications were based on was shaky.Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's yet unpublished draft report found that the FBI did not inform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the controversial Steele dossier, cited in applications to spy on Page, was unreliable, according to the Washington Post.The dossier was compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele who was investigating Donald Trump...

Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court as last chance to keep his finances secret
Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court as last chance to keep his finances secret
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  • 2019-12-05 17:18:38Z

President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep his financial records out of the hands of a Democratic-led congressional panel, setting up a major clash between branches of government. Trump turned to the justices after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided on Nov. 13 that it would not revisit its October decision backing the House of Representatives Oversight Committee's authority to subpoena the records from Mazars LLP, Trump's longtime accounting firm.

House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter:
House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'
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  • 2019-12-05 16:30:17Z

Pelosi's bristling response Thursday to a question about whether she "hates" President Donald Trump came two hours after she announced articles of impeachment against him. The House speaker insisted she brought impeachment proceedings because Trump's conduct and the Constitution left the House no choice. Moments later, Trump and House Republicans lashed out in heated personal tones.

Buttigieg: Trump Supporters are
Buttigieg: Trump Supporters are 'At Best Looking the Other Way on Racism'

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg implied on Monday that supporters of President Trump tacitly support racism."Anyone who supported this President is, at best, looking the other way on racism," Buttigieg said at a South Carolina campaign event.This is not the first time that Buttigieg has made this comment. In August, the Mayor told CNN's State of the Union that a vote for Trump in 2020 would mean ignoring racism in the U.S."Do you think that it's a racist act to cast a vote for President Trump in 2020?" host Jake Tapper asked the candidate."Well, at best, it means looking the other way on racism," Buttigieg responded. "Basically, what [Trump] is...

'No choice but to act': House Speaker Pelosi asks chairmen to pursue articles of impeachment against President Trump

Pelosi's statement came shortly after Trump invited House Democrats to impeach him quickly so the country could "get back to business."

Ford workers break their silence on faulty transmissions:
Ford workers break their silence on faulty transmissions: 'My hands are dirty. I feel horrible'

"My hands are dirty. I feel horrible," said a Ford engineer who played a key role in developing the popular compact cars.

'Do it now': Trump tells Democrats to impeach him 'fast' so there can be a 'fair trial' in the Senate

Trump spoke out shortly before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., planned to announce the next steps in the impeachment inquiry.

Joe Scarborough Accuses Melania Trump of
Joe Scarborough Accuses Melania Trump of 'Faux Outrage' Over Hearing Remark About Son, Barron

On Thursday's "Morning Joe," co-host Joe Scarborough criticized Melania Trump for her reaction to an impeachment hearing witness invoking the name of her 13-year-old son, calling it "faux outrage."During Wednesday's hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, constitutional scholar Pamela Karlan said, "Contrary to what President Trump has said, Article 2 does not give him the power to do anything he wants. The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron."Also Read: Law Professor Pamela Karlan Scolds GOP Rep Doug Collins at Impeachment HearingThe first lady then tweeted Karlan "should be ashamed" for...

John Travolta Had
John Travolta Had 'No Idea' Wife Kelly Preston Had Sex Scene With Tom Cruise in 'Jerry Maguire'

The actor didn't know about the steamy scene until he saw the movie in theaters with his wife.

Explainer: How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed
Explainer: How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed
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  • 2019-12-05 14:57:17Z

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival. What happens next and why Trump is unlikely to be removed from office are both explained here.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Shows no Signs of Resigning Despite Pleading Guilty to Campaign Finance Charges
Rep. Duncan Hunter Shows no Signs of Resigning Despite Pleading Guilty to Campaign Finance Charges

Representative Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) has not indicated that he will leave his seat in the House after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to campaign finance violations.Hunter had long criticized the investigation against him as a "witch hunt," but announced on Sunday that he would change his stance and plead guilty. Hunter and his wife, who pleaded guilty to similar charges in June, were accused of using $250,000 in campaign funds to pay for family vacations to Hawaii, plane tickets for their pet rabbit, and other personal expenses. Both face a possible sentence of eight to fourteen months in jail."I failed to monitor and account for my campaign spending. I made mistakes,...

Dua Lipa just wore the tiniest, sparkliest (not to mention, sexiest) mini dress
Dua Lipa just wore the tiniest, sparkliest (not to mention, sexiest) mini dress

In her own words: "my dream dress" ✨????

North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump
North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump 'dotard'
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  • 2019-12-05 13:37:19Z

Choe Son Hui, the first vice foreign minister, issued the warning via state media days after Trump spoke of possible military action toward the North and revived his "rocket man" nickname for North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. The comments came as prospects dim for a resumption of nuclear diplomacy between the two countries.

Trump says if House is going to impeach him, lawmakers should act fast
Trump says if House is going to impeach him, lawmakers should act fast

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged House Democrats to move fast if they are going to impeach him, so that the Republican-led Senate can take up the issue. "If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back

Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can
Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can't Be Saved

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone can be saved.And in some places, it doesn't even make sense to try.On Wednesday morning, Rhonda Haag, the county's sustainability director, released the first results of the county's yearslong effort to calculate how high its 300 miles of roads must be elevated to stay dry, and at what cost. Those costs were far higher than her team expected -- and those numbers, she said, show that some places can't be protected, at least at a price that taxpayers can be expected to pay."I never...

Climate Change and Its Effects Are Accelerating, Scientists Say
Climate Change and Its Effects Are Accelerating, Scientists Say
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  • 2019-12-05 13:11:51Z

More devastating fires in California. Persistent drought in the Southwest. Record flooding in Europe and Africa. A heat wave, of all places, in Greenland.Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season."Things are getting worse," said Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, which Tuesday issued its annual state of the global climate report, concluding a decade of what it called exceptional global heat. "It's more urgent than ever to proceed with mitigation."But reducing greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change will require drastic measures, Taalas said. "The...

Trump Blocked Key Impeachment Witnesses. Should Congress Wait?
Trump Blocked Key Impeachment Witnesses. Should Congress Wait?

WASHINGTON -- Are House Democrats making a mistake by moving swiftly to impeach President Donald Trump when some facts remain hidden about whether he abused his power in the Ukraine affair?That was the argument put forward Wednesday by Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor who

President Trump has one last chance to keep tax returns, financial records secret: the Supreme Court
President Trump has one last chance to keep tax returns, financial records secret: the Supreme Court

Could Trump get a more friendly reception at the high court where Two of the nine justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, are his nominees?

Hillary Clinton talks Trump, Graham, Sanders and sexuality in new Howard Stern interview
Hillary Clinton talks Trump, Graham, Sanders and sexuality in new Howard Stern interview

Hillary Clinton also discussed the 2016 election, President Trump's inauguration day and Lindsey Graham during a widespread Howard Stern interview.

Trump
Trump's effort to rise above impeachment fray thrown off course on chaotic NATO trip

Trump hoped to use the NATO summit to define the impeachment drive as "crazy." But the meeting devolved into name calling and Trump left London early.

Impeachment hearing joke draws angry response from Melania Trump - and lays bare America
Impeachment hearing joke draws angry response from Melania Trump - and lays bare America's divide

Pamela Karlan's reference to Trump's son Barron offered Republicans a chance to claim righteous outrageFinally, a smoking pun. A simple play on words told us everything about the impeachment inquiry, the current mindset in Congress and the state of the nation.The witness Pamela Karlan cracked a joke that delighted liberals and infuriated conservatives. Or rather, it delighted conservatives because it gave them a talking point to whip up outrage.The afternoon session of the House judiciary committee hearing on the constitutional framework for impeachment had just begun when the Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee posed the question: "What comparisons can we make between kings that...

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