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Authorities to release details around death of South Carolina girl Faye Marie Swetlik
Authorities to release details around death of South Carolina girl Faye Marie Swetlik

Faye Marie Swetlik was last seen playing in her yard last Monday night before her disappearance. Police found her body days later.

Trump blasts proposed restrictions on China trade, wants China to buy U.S. jet engines
Trump blasts proposed restrictions on China trade, wants China to buy U.S. jet engines

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted proposed restrictions on trade with China and said national security cannot be used as an "excuse" to make it difficult for foreign countries to buy U.S. products. The series of tweets was an apparent reference to reports over the weekend that the U.S. government is considering whether to block General Electric Co from continuing to supply engines for a new Chinese passenger jet. Washington is also eyeing limits on other components for Chinese commercial aircraft such as flight control systems made by Honeywell International Inc .

Rosario Dawson Has Officially Come Out In Her Latest Interview
Rosario Dawson Has Officially Come Out In Her Latest Interview

Rosario Dawson came out in an interview with Bustle while discussing her relationship with Cory Booker.

Coronavirus: Restaurants struggle amid fears of outbreak
Coronavirus: Restaurants struggle amid fears of outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak affects restaurants that are losing customers because of fears and rumors about the virus.

Trump threatens lawsuits over Mueller probe
Trump threatens lawsuits over Mueller probe
  • US
  • 2020-02-18 14:18:45Z

The president's posts represent the latest development in his renewed assault against the former special counsel's work.

PG&E Union Warns Bernie Sanders Against 'Bird-Brained' State Takeover

(Bloomberg) -- PG&E Corp.'s biggest union is pushing back against Bernie Sanders' criticism of the embattled California power company, claiming the senator and presidential candidate supports a $100 billion state takeover of the utility.The campaign by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Trump calls for all cases stemming from Mueller probe to be
Trump calls for all cases stemming from Mueller probe to be 'thrown out'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for all cases stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to be "thrown out" and suggested he could bring a lawsuit over the matter. Trump made the comments hours before a telephone conference call between lawyers for the president's former adviser, Roger Stone and prosecutors. Stone was convicted on seven counts of lying to the U.S. Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

Bolton says he hopes his book does not get
Bolton says he hopes his book does not get 'suppressed' by White House

In remarks Monday evening, the former national security adviser suggested it's been unfair for Trump to tweet about him while his book is under review.

Young, Conservative and Working for Trump? The Dating Pool Is Small
Young, Conservative and Working for Trump? The Dating Pool Is Small

WASHINGTON -- Stephen Miller and Katie Waldman, who met while he was developing the administration's restrictive immigration policies and she was working as a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, were married at President Donald Trump's hotel Sunday evening.The wedding details

India hastily builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit
India hastily builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit
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  • 2020-02-18 12:52:19Z

A half-kilometer (1,640-foot) brick wall has been hastily erected in India's Gujarat state ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the view of a slum area inhabited by more than 2,000 people. "Since they are spending so much money on this wall, why not use that to improve our slum and provide better facilities for us," said Keshi Saraniya, a resident. Trump is visiting the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat during a two-day trip to India next week to attend an event called "Namaste Trump," which translates to "Greetings, Trump," at a cricket stadium along the lines of a "Howdy Modi" rally attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in...

Turkey
Turkey's Erdogan Joins In on Vilification of Soros

(Bloomberg) -- An Istanbul court acquitted prominent businessman Osman Kavala of charges of plotting to overthrow the government during mass protests that shook the country in 2013.Nine defendants were cleared, and arrest warrants for others living abroad have been rescinded. Others accused in the case include actor Mehmet Ali Alabora and journalist Can Dundar, who have both left the country.Kavala spent two years in jail while his case was tried. He was the only defendant to be incarcerated.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alleged that Kavala was the "local collaborator" of a foreign conspiracy led by billionaire George Soros to divide Turkey by backing the demonstrations against a...

George H.W. Bush deputy attorney general says ex-colleague Barr is creating a
George H.W. Bush deputy attorney general says ex-colleague Barr is creating a 'banana republic'

More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials, current federal prosecutors, and federal judges are urgently concerned about Attorney General William Barr's evident politicization of the Justice Department. Even "Trump voters" should be afraid of "Bill Barr's America," a "banana republic where all are subject to the whims of a dictatorial president and his henchmen," Donald Ayer, a former colleague of Barr's and deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, wrote in The Atlantic on Monday. He elaborated on CNN Monday evening.Barr was Ayer's successor as deputy attorney general before starting his first go as attorney general a year later, in...

Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils
Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils
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  • 2020-02-18 10:45:02Z

Like the vast majority of Americans, I have been effectively disenfranchised in the last few presidential elections. In 2011, I moved to Washington, D.C., which is so heavily Democratic that any vote for president is totally meaningless - in 2016, Hillary Clinton won with 93 percent of the vote. But last year, I moved to famously swingy Pennsylvania, and suddenly I'm a full citizen again. (I'm already lording it over my friends from California and New York.)As I have written on many occasions, I think Bernie Sanders is the best candidate. But given the abominable Trump presidency, I have also said that I'll vote for whoever wins the Democratic nomination.However, that was before Mike...

Bloomberg qualifies for next debate after poll boost
Bloomberg qualifies for next debate after poll boost

The debate on Wednesday will be the ninth in the contest for who will challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. A late entry to the race, Bloomberg, 78, has risen in public opinion polls as he pours money from his estimated $60 billion personal fortune into a national campaign

Bloomberg makes debate stage, facing Dem rivals for 1st time
Bloomberg makes debate stage, facing Dem rivals for 1st time
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  • 2020-02-18 10:27:51Z

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he'll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg with 19% support nationally in the Democratic nominating contest. The former New York City mayor, who launched his presidential campaign in November, will appear in Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas alongside former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens.

Mike Bloomberg just made the debate. Can he keep his cool?
Mike Bloomberg just made the debate. Can he keep his cool?

The former New York mayor knows his opponents are coming after him at Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas - and he's been preparing for weeks.

Bloomberg qualifies for his first Democratic debate
Bloomberg qualifies for his first Democratic debate

The billionaire media mogul got the poll numbers he needed to make the the debate stage Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

Fox News Keeps Rudy Giuliani on Air Despite Internal
Fox News Keeps Rudy Giuliani on Air Despite Internal 'Disinformation' Docs

Even though internal Fox News documents caution that frequent guests Rudy Giuliani and John Solomon traffic in "disinformation," the network can't seem to quit booking them.Since The Daily Beast first reported on the 162-page document, produced by the network's research division known as the "Brain Room

Kidnappers prey with
Kidnappers prey with 'total impunity' on migrants waiting for hearings in Mexico

Report finds 80% of migrants waiting have been abducted by the mafia and 45% have suffered violence or violationA score or so migrants crouch in the dark corridor of the safe house where they have been waiting for a month. Today, their turn has come to go back on the road again - not across the US border, however, but deeper into Mexico, to save their skins.Outside, a minivan pulls up, driven by Baptist pastor Lorenzo Ortíz to take the migrants to relative safety, and away from kidnap, extortion and violation.This is Nuevo Laredo, in the north-west corner of Tamaulipas state, opposite Laredo, Texas, the world's busiest commercial trans-border hub. The people waiting to board the van have...

Warren: Sanders
Warren: Sanders 'has a lot of questions to answer' about supporters' attacks

"That is not how we build an inclusive Democratic Party. ... We do not build on a foundation of hate," Warren says after threats were made to a union that criticized Sanders' health care plan.

Boy Scouts files Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of thousands of child abuse allegations
Boy Scouts files Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of thousands of child abuse allegations

Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations.

Newman has non-life-threatening injuries after Daytona crash
Newman has non-life-threatening injuries after Daytona crash

Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday night, hospitalizing him with non-life-threatening injuries. NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his car, saying he is in serious condition at nearby Halifax Medical Center

Ryan Newman in serious condition; injuries not life threatening
Ryan Newman in serious condition; injuries not life threatening

Ryan Newman was injured in a crash on the last lap of Monday's Daytona 500 while racing for the win at Daytona International Speedway.

Bolton says he hopes book is not
Bolton says he hopes book is not 'suppressed' by White House
  • US
  • 2020-02-18 02:58:40Z

John Bolton, the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, raised concern on Monday about his unpublished book being "suppressed" by the White House and suggested he should be able to respond to the president's tweets about him. "I hope, ultimately, I can get the book published," Bolton told a Duke University event in North Carolina during his first public remarks since Trump's acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial. Bolton, 71, left his post in September after disagreements with the president.

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98
China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98
  • World
  • 2020-02-18 02:44:15Z

China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. The update raised the number of deaths in mainland China to 1,868 and the total confirmed cases to 72,436. Monday's report gives the World Health Organization a clearer picture of where the outbreak is headed, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference.

Musk Calls Gates Underwhelming After Billionaire Buys a Porsche
Musk Calls Gates Underwhelming After Billionaire Buys a Porsche

(Bloomberg) -- Bill Gates paid Tesla Inc. a compliment for coaxing the car industry to go electric. If he was expecting kind words in return from Elon Musk, he apparently shouldn't have spoken about challenges that still lie ahead -- or about his new Porsche.Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft

Former No. 1 overall pick advises Joe Burrow to "pull an Eli Manning"
Former No. 1 overall pick advises Joe Burrow to "pull an Eli Manning"

In 1975, Steve Bartkowski sat where Joe Burrow does today. The Falcons traded with the Colts a few days before the draft and selected the Cal quarterback with the No. 1 overall choice. The Falcons were bad before Bartkowski got there. They were bad for three years after he arrived and won only one playoff

Daytona 500 resumes without president, pomp or packed house
Daytona 500 resumes without president, pomp or packed house

At entrances around the speedway, where fans were stuck in security lines for hours a day earlier, NASCAR executives thanked those who returned for more racing. Ben Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR's founder, was even assisting with bags searches at one checkpoint. When the race finally started under caution, the leaders pitted for fuel and fresh tires with Brad Keselowski moving to the front for the official restart.

Asia Stocks, U.S. Futures Drop After Apple Warning: Markets Wrap
Asia Stocks, U.S. Futures Drop After Apple Warning: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks fell with U.S. futures after Apple Inc. said quarterly sales would miss forecasts, illustrating the blow to corporate earnings and economic growth from the deadly coronavirus.Equities in Tokyo and Seoul opened lower, while Sydney saw more modest declines. Apple suppliers such as TDK Corp. and Tokyo Electron Ltd. slumped after the iPhone maker warned on both production and sales disruptions due to the epidemic. As Treasuries trading restarted following a U.S. holiday Monday, 10-year yields fell. Australia's dollar dropped after the central bank said it had discussed cutting interest rates two weeks ago. Tuesday's trading session saw renewed concerns about the...

Bolton Warns of Possible
Bolton Warns of Possible 'Censorship' of His White House Memoir
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  • 2020-02-18 00:51:50Z

(Bloomberg) -- Former National Security Advisor John Bolton raised alarm the Trump administration could block his memoir that describes his interaction with the president over Ukraine."I hope it's not suppressed," Bolton said Monday at a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. "This is an

President
President's Day scrape: Trump, Obama spar over who gets credit for robust U.S. economy

Mocking an earlier tweet from Barack Obama as a "con job," Donald Trump blasted his predecessor for "now trying to take credit for the economic boom."

Voter to Biden:
Voter to Biden: 'What the hell is going on with your campaign?'

Biden said his campaign was aware that he would face difficulty in the Iowa caucuses due to lack of diversity in the state.

Federal judges
Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone

An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.

Top disease official: Risk of coronavirus in U.S. is
Top disease official: Risk of coronavirus in U.S. is 'minuscule,' skip mask and wash hands

Should I wear a mask? The U.S. infectious disease chief says no: "In the U.S. there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask right now."

Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters
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  • 2020-02-17 22:15:21Z

Now the promise of his candidacy is colliding with the reality of the central question about his viability: Can he win among minority voters who form the critical foundation of the party's base? Buttigieg's strategy is to earn a fresh look from black and brown voters by flashing his support in the

The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump
The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump

Elizabeth Warren is preaching Democratic unity in taking on President Donald Trump, a challenge she framed as an existential crisis for America. Warren, having partly recovered her voice after catching a cold, said at a Monday afternoon town hall in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson that America is at its best when it takes on a problem. The Massachusetts senator also spoke about how she's adopted policy plans and hired staff from Democrats who have dropped out of the race, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former Obama administration housing chief Julián Castro, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and California Sen. Kamala Harris.

Angels owner Moreno acknowledges he killed Dodgers trade
Angels owner Moreno acknowledges he killed Dodgers trade

Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno acknowledges he scrapped the proposed trade that would have landed Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling from the Dodgers. Moreno also says the Angels can make an even bigger trade for an elite starting pitcher if they get a chance this season. Moreno covered many topics in his annual informal conversation with reporters on the training fields outside Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Indiana professor is suspended for calling police on student who wouldn
Indiana professor is suspended for calling police on student who wouldn't switch seats

"This decision is in the best interest of Dr. Borna and the University," Ball State University said in a statement.

Plymouth Rock vandalized, covered in graffiti:
Plymouth Rock vandalized, covered in graffiti: 'Why? Why would someone do this?'

Much of the graffiti was indecipherable, but several of the vandalized landmarks were tagged with numbers and letters.

'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit

Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern USA, bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and Tennessee

Pelosi Objects to CNN Anchor
Pelosi Objects to CNN Anchor's Claim That Trump Was Acquitted in Impeachment Trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) interjected during an interview Saturday to make the case that President Trump was not acquitted from impeachment because his Senate trial lacked additional witnesses and documents demanded by Senate Democrats."You can't have an acquittal unless you have a trial, and you can't have a trial unless you have witnesses and documents - so he can say he's acquitted, and the headlines can say 'acquitted,' but he's impeached forever: branded with that, and not vindicated," Pelosi argued.> His enablers in Washington may have chosen to betray their oath of impartial justice and cover up his abuses of power, but the fact remains: The President is impeached...

Apple says will not meet revenue guidance for March quarter due to coronavirus outbreak
Apple says will not meet revenue guidance for March quarter due to coronavirus outbreak

Apple Inc said on Monday that it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting both production and demand in China. The company said that despite the fact that its productions facilities in China have re-opened, they are ramping up slower than expected

Michael Bloomberg Is a Condescending Jerk . . .
Michael Bloomberg Is a Condescending Jerk . . .

The hunt is on for offensive clips of Michael Bloomberg talking off the cuff, and over the weekend a new one circulated. In the version passed around, Bloomberg nonchalantly tells his Oxford audience that he could teach anyone how to farm - "even people in this room": "It's a process; you dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn." He adds that modern "information economy" jobs require more "gray matter."The denunciations came quickly and furiously, many of them pointing out that farming these days is a pretty high-tech endeavor. There are three things to know about this episode.First, the version of the clip that went around left out important...

Former mayoral candidate drugged woman with cupcake to steal newborn, officials say
Former mayoral candidate drugged woman with cupcake to steal newborn, officials say

Juliette Parker, 38, was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted kidnapping and assault, per the Pierce County Sheriff's Office.

Doug Collins Says Trump Not Picking Sides in Georgia Senate Race:
Doug Collins Says Trump Not Picking Sides in Georgia Senate Race: 'He's Staying Out of It'

Georgia congressman Doug Collins insisted that President Trump will be "staying out of" the state's special-election race for Senate between Collins and the recently-appointed Senator Kelly Loeffler."He's not getting in this race," Collins told the Georgia Recorder last week. He added that Trump "respects the senator and her position and he knows me intimately."Trump praised both individuals for their support during a White House address following his acquittal vote on February 6."She's been so supportive, and she's been downright nasty and mean about the unfairness to the president," Trump said of Loeffler. He then added that Collins was a ""man who has been an unbelievable friend of...

Stacey Abrams Says She
Stacey Abrams Says She's Open to Joining Dem Ticket as Veep after Dismissing Idea of Running for 'Second Place'

Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia who called out alleged voter suppression during her election, said Monday that she "would be honored" to be the vice presidential candidate on the 2020 Democratic ticket."It would be doing a disservice to every woman of color, every woman of ambition, every child who wants to think beyond their known space for me to say no or to pretend, 'Oh, no, I don't want it,'" Abrams said on ABC's "The View." "Of course I want it. Of course I want to serve America. Of course I want to be a patriot and do this work."Abrams shot to notoriety in 2018 when she ran in Georgia to become the...

Cuba burning tires to power factory as US oil sanctions bite
Cuba burning tires to power factory as US oil sanctions bite

The Cuban government has ordered a cement factory to burn old tires to power its operations and save on oil, amid a worsening fuel shortage brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island. On orders of President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the firm Cementos Cienfuegos, located in the center of the country, will receive an increasing supply of used tires to burn, the official daily Granma said Monday. Cuba has been suffering oil shortages since last September, when the administration of President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on ships carrying petroleum to the island from its main fuel supplier Venezuela.

NSA whistleblower who leaked Russian hacking report petitions for clemency
NSA whistleblower who leaked Russian hacking report petitions for clemency

Reality Winner was sentenced to five years in 2018 after leaking classified report about Russia's interference in the 2016 electionSupporters of Reality Winner, a National Security Agency whistleblower who leaked classified information about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, petitioned Donald Trump on Monday for her early release from prison.Alison Grinter, an attorney representing the former US air force intelligence specialist, announced at a press conference in Dallas that she had submitted 4,500 letters of support to the federal office of the pardon attorney, the division of the Department of Justice that advises the US president on executive clemency...

Past Remarks Are Challenging for Bloomberg, and Fair Game for Rivals
Past Remarks Are Challenging for Bloomberg, and Fair Game for Rivals

HOUSTON -- It hadn't even been a full day since a 12-year-old video surfaced of Michael Bloomberg showing him linking the 2008 financial crisis to the end of redlining, a practice that allowed banks to declare low-income, mostly minority neighborhoods off-limits for loans.But as the criticism swelled

11 Children Among 26 People Shot During Single Weekend of Gun Violence in Chicago
11 Children Among 26 People Shot During Single Weekend of Gun Violence in Chicago

According to the Chicago Police Department, there were a total of 15 shooting incidents over the weekend but that number could go up as the final numbers will be released tomorrow.

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