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Lakers beat Warriors 120-94, improve to NBA-best 9-2
Lakers beat Warriors 120-94, improve to NBA-best 9-2

No Anthony Davis for the first time this season, no problem for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists in three quarters, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee dominated the middle, and the Lakers rolled past the hobbled Golden State Warriors 120-94 on Wednesday night. Kuzma scored

Fox Regular Claims George Soros
Fox Regular Claims George Soros 'Controls a Very Large Part' of the State Department

Fox BusinessFollowing the first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday, a Trump-supporting husband-wife lawyer duo who are now fully entangled in the Ukraine scandal appeared on Fox Business host Lou Dobbs' show and pushed an outlandish conspiracy theory involving billionaire Democratic financier George Soros, the State Department, the FBI, and Ukraine.During Wednesday night's broadcast of Lou Dobbs Tonight, attorneys Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing-who reportedly ran an off-the-books operation with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to dig up Ukrainian dirt on former vice president Joe Biden-immediately took issue with senior State Department official George Kent, who testified earlier in...

Jeff Probst addresses
Jeff Probst addresses 'inappropriate touching' fallout on Survivor

Survivor: Jeff Probst addresses 'inappropriate touching' fallout

On the campaign bus, Pete Buttigieg talks stress dreams, misconceptions,
On the campaign bus, Pete Buttigieg talks stress dreams, misconceptions, 'just in case' letter to parents

Pete Buttigieg says he has given "radical access" to the media at a time when Trump's White House no longer does press briefings.

Love him or hate him, voters say impeachment hearings will not change their views on Trump
Love him or hate him, voters say impeachment hearings will not change their views on Trump

FLINT, Mich./BETHLEHEM, Pa. (Reuters) - As the first televised hearing of the impeachment probe unfolded on Wednesday on the screen in his home in Flint, Michigan, Quincy Murphy said there was no chance the proceedings would alter his view that President Donald Trump is unfit to hold the office. "

Consequential, but dull: Trump impeachment hearings begin without a bang
Consequential, but dull: Trump impeachment hearings begin without a bang
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  • 2019-11-14 01:29:10Z

Democratic lawmakers tried their hand at reality television with mixed results on Wednesday as they presented arguments to the American public for the impeachment of a former star of the genre, Donald Trump. Unlike the best reality TV shows - not to mention the Trump presidency itself - fireworks and explosive moments were scarce, however. Democrats need the hearings to resonate with the broader American public to gain support for a process that could lead to the impeachment and removal of the Republican commander-in-chief.

Michael Avenatti faces new fraud charge in Nike extortion case
Michael Avenatti faces new fraud charge in Nike extortion case

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unveiled a new fraud charge against lawyer Michael Avenatti, accusing him of lying to a client as part of his alleged effort to extort Nike Inc. The prosecutors also dropped two counts of conspiracy against Avenatti from the case, which was first made public in March, according to a superseding indictment filed in federal court in Manhattan. "I am extremely pleased that the two counts alleging I engaged in a conspiracy against Nike have just been dismissed by Trump's DOJ," Avenatti wrote on Twitter, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice under President Donald Trump.

Court rejects Trump
Court rejects Trump's appeal in fight over financial records

A federal appeals court will not take up President Donald Trump's appeal of a ruling that his accounting firm must turn over financial records to Congress. It is almost certain that Trump will appeal to the Supreme Court.

'It's OK to be different': Meet Narwhal, the 'unicorn' rescue puppy with a tail growing out of his head

Narwhal, a 10-week-old puppy brought to a Missouri dog rescue, has a tail growing out of his head. He's already a social media sensation.

House mostly behaves during TV debut of impeachment hearings
House mostly behaves during TV debut of impeachment hearings

Congress behaved itself as Americans and the world tuned in for the first time to the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. "Boring," as the president's son Eric tweeted, served both parties during only the fourth presidential impeachment proceedings in the nation's history, on the cusp

Climate change is damaging the health of the world
Climate change is damaging the health of the world's children and threatens lifelong impact, report says

Climate change is already damaging children's health worldwide and could shape the well-being of an entire generation.

Trump Eyes New Middle-Class Tax Cut - and a Massive Break for the Rich
Trump Eyes New Middle-Class Tax Cut - and a Massive Break for the Rich

President Trump's economic advisers are considering whether he should make the promise of a middle-class tax cut a central element of his reelection campaign, according to various reports.The internal deliberations have focused on a proposal to lower the middle-class tax rate to 15%, with the new rate

ABC Chief Political Analyst: GOP Rep. Stefanik a
ABC Chief Political Analyst: GOP Rep. Stefanik a 'Perfect Example' of the Failures of Electing Someone 'Because They Are a Woman'

Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News, suggested that Representative Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) was elected due to her gender after taking issue with Stefanik's line of questioning during the first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday."Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of why just electing someone because they are a woman or a millennial doesn't necessarily get you the leaders we need," Dowd tweeted of Stefanik - the youngest Republican woman ever elected to Congress - who on Wednesday was named a member of Time's "100 Next" rising profiles."Elise has built a record as an authentic, respected voice for ideas and common sense. And she has built an organization to recruit...

The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistake
The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistake

A police officer who obtained a confession from the suspect in the disappearance and death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts says she made an honest mistake by initially failing to read him his legal rights. Officer Pamela Romero testified Wednesday that she tried to read Cristhian Bahena Rivera his Miranda warnings from memory during the Aug. 20, 2018, interrogation. After several more hours of questioning, Rivera led police officers to a cornfield where they discovered Tibbetts' body underneath a stack of leaves and stalks.

Three New York men charged in major drug ring bust: Country
Three New York men charged in major drug ring bust: Country's largest seizure of carfentanil, police said

Police said it was the country's largest seizure of carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl.

George Conway Blasts GOP
George Conway Blasts GOP's 'Incoherent' Hearing Performance in MSNBC Debut

George Conway-conservative lawyer, Trump critic, and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway-got the first word on MSNBC after Wednesday's impeachment hearing finally wrapped up just after 3:30 p.m. ET. And he did not paint a pretty picture for Republicans. "Yes, that George Conway," Brian Williams said, introducing the new pundit. "I don't think the Republicans made much headway there," Conway said. "You saw some non-partisan professionals basically just tell us the facts. And the facts are quite damning. And the defenses that were put up by the Republicans were fundamentally illogical and incoherent."Conway summed up one of those defense of the president as "Hey, they actually...

Whistleblower never met or talked with Schiff - source
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  • 2019-11-13 20:57:33Z

The whistleblower who prompted an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump never met or spoke with congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, a source familiar with the whistleblower's contacts said. In the weeks before Wednesday's first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry, Republicans on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and other Trump supporters have suggested that Schiff personally met with the whistleblower.

AP source: Deval Patrick tells allies he plans 2020 bid
AP source: Deval Patrick tells allies he plans 2020 bid

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is telling allies that he will join the 2020 presidential race, according to two people familiar with his plans. Patrick, a popular two-term Democratic governor with a moderate bearing and close ties to former President Barack Obama, is starting late but with a

Advocacy group releases leaked emails from White House adviser Stephen Miller to Breitbart
Advocacy group releases leaked emails from White House adviser Stephen Miller to Breitbart

According to a report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Miller pushed white nationalist material to Breitbart and shaped news coverage.

Mysterious Professor at Heart of Russian Investigation Returns for Impeachment Proceedings
Mysterious Professor at Heart of Russian Investigation Returns for Impeachment Proceedings

Chip Somodevilla/GettyROME-Joseph Mifsud, the erstwhile professor from Malta whose promise to help then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign aide George Papadopoulos get his hands on Russian "dirt" about Hillary Clinton has reportedly resurfaced. On Wednesday, the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera posted a six-minute audio recording in English it says Mifsud sent from an anonymous email account late Tuesday night. A short time later, the Italian news agency Adnkronos published a clip it received. Whether other publications received the Mifsud missive is not clear, nor is the more important question of whether it's genuine. Last summer Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John...

The U.S. Is on the Verge of Testing a New Ballistic Missile
The U.S. Is on the Verge of Testing a New Ballistic Missile

The new missile is the first American intermediate range missile since the 1980s.

States where recreational marijuana legalized see increased problematic use
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  • 2019-11-13 20:35:19Z

Researchers looking at data on cannabis use between 2008 and 2016 found that rates of problematic use among teens and adults over age 26 rose faster in states where recreational marijuana had been legalized than in other states, according to the report published in JAMA Psychiatry. "Other studies have looked at the effect of medical marijuana legalization," said the study's lead author Magdalena Cerda, an associate professor in the department of population health and director of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

5 things to watch in first public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill
5 things to watch in first public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill

Wednesday marks the first day of public testimony in the impeachment probe of Trump following weeks of closed-door testimony and partisan squabbling.

GOP Senator Says Republicans Don
GOP Senator Says Republicans Don't Have the Votes to Immediately Halt Senate Impeachment Hearing

Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) told reporters on Wednesday that Senate Republicans lack the votes required to immediately dismiss articles of impeachment, should they be approved by the House.Republicans have floated the possibility of striking down articles of impeachment immediately upon their arrival in the Senate, but Cornyn said that would be difficult to accomplish because a number of Senate Republicans would likely defect and vote to proceed with the hearing."There's some people talking about trying to stop the bill, dismiss charges basically as soon as they get over here," Cornyn said in comments reported by The Hill. "I think that's not going to happen. That would...

William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was
William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'

Republican counsel Steve Castor came to Wednesday's impeachment hearing with a curious line of questioning: could something extremely unusual have, theoretically, been even more unusual?Castor, the lawyer who questioned diplomat William Taylor on behalf of House Republicans during the public impeachment hearing, asked about what Taylor had previously described as a "confusing and unusual arrangement for making U.S. policy toward Ukraine" in the Trump administration, with there being a secondary, "highly irregular" channel including Rudy Giuliani operating outside of formal diplomatic processes.But Castor's apparent defense of this irregular channel is that it could...

AP FACT CHECK: GOP presses empty Ukraine meddling theory
AP FACT CHECK: GOP presses empty Ukraine meddling theory

Congressional Republicans pressed the discredited theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 U.S. election in defending President Donald Trump in Wednesday's impeachment hearings. Based on a security firm's findings that Russian agents had broken into the Democrats' network and stolen emails, special counsel

A gun known as the
A gun known as the 'cop-killer' used in killing of Ohio detective during drug raid, officials said

Detective Jorge DelRio was working as part of a DEA task force when he was shot in the face after entering a home. He died days later.

Trump says he
Trump says he's 'too busy' to watch impeachment inquiry hearing, but he's tweeting about it

"He's not watching - he's working," White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said. Trump is in fact in the Oval Office, which is not outfitted with TVs

US budget deficit surges to $134.5 billion in October
US budget deficit surges to $134.5 billion in October

The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit last month totaled $134.5 billion

Deadly Arctic blast is breaking records set more than 100 years ago
Deadly Arctic blast is breaking records set more than 100 years ago

It was literally freezing in Florida and Alabama and parts of Maine, Michigan and New York were digging out a foot of snow. Blame an Arctic air mass.

Trump says U.S. left troops in Syria
Trump says U.S. left troops in Syria 'only for the oil,' appearing to contradict Pentagon

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the U.S. mission in Syria is focused solely on protecting oil fields, which appears to contradict the Pentagon's contention that fighting ISIS is the priority. "We're keeping the oil, we have the oil, the oil is secure, we left troops behind

UF students threaten impeachment for Trump Jr.
UF students threaten impeachment for Trump Jr.'s visit

The student body president of the University of Florida is facing an impeachment threat for spending $50,000 in student fees to bring Trump's eldest son and his girlfriend to campus. Members of the university's student senate filed a resolution on Tuesday to impeach Student Body President Michael Murphy

New revelation: Sondland said Trump
New revelation: Sondland said Trump 'cares more' about Biden investigation than Ukraine, Taylor says

The top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine revealed one of his aides overheard a July 26 phone call between Trump and the U.S. Ambassador to the E.U.

'Snoozefest': Eric Trump tweets that hearing in impeachment inquiry is 'horribly boring'

"For as much time as the Democrats have spent trying to orchestrate 'political theater' they have done a terrible job," Eric Trump tweeted

Fox
Fox's Chris Wallace: Bill Taylor Was 'Very Impressive' and 'Very Damaging' to Trump

During the first recess in Wednesday's public impeachment hearing, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace noted that top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor was a "very impressive witness" and that his testimony was "very damaging" to President Donald Trump.In his lengthy opening statement on Wednesday, Taylor revealed

'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump welcomes Turkey's Erdogan despite Syria attack

Trump's meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan could be a hornet's nest, provoking bipartisan anger over Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Trump lawyer demands notice if Democrats seek president's New York tax returns

A lawyer for President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to require Democrats to alert him if they intend to take advantage of a New York law designed to give them access to the president's state tax filings. William Consovoy wants Judge Carl Nichols to order either House Ways and Means Chairman

Officer: I quit Proud Boys over fears of
Officer: I quit Proud Boys over fears of 'far-left' attacks
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  • 2019-11-13 17:04:46Z

A Connecticut police officer accused a civil rights organization's leader of trying to "silence conservative voices" by raising concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for its violent clashes at political rallies, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. In his letter, addressed to East Hampton's police chief, Officer Kevin Wilcox said he was a dues-paying Proud Boys member for about eight months. The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law called for Wilcox's removal from the police department after inquiring about his social media connections with Proud Boys members.

U.S. proposes denying work permits to asylum seekers who enter illegally
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  • 2019-11-13 17:01:28Z

The Trump administration proposed a regulation on Wednesday that would bar most asylum seekers from applying for a work permit if they entered the United States illegally. Immigration officers could grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis if migrants were found to have "good cause" to enter illegally. In addition, the proposal would allow immigration authorities to reject an asylum application or work permit request made by migrants who miss related immigration appointments.

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence
Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can't possess a firearm because of mental health issues. The push, known as Project Guardian, was being unveiled at a news conference in Memphis, Tennessee, alongside officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, on the same day public impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump began in Washington. As part of the program, U.S. prosecutors will coordinate with state and local law enforcement officials to consider...

Diplomats: Trump Effort to Extort Ukraine
Diplomats: Trump Effort to Extort Ukraine 'Undercut,' 'Damaged' U.S.

Alex Brandon-Pool/GettyLongtime U.S. diplomats outlined their discomfort and disapproval with what they described as a campaign by President Donald Trump's allies to hijack Ukraine relations for Trump's re-election campaign, the central issue in Trump's potential impeachment. George Kent, the deputy

Fox News' graphics department is doing its best to undermine the impeachment witnesses

It's a nerve-wracking day for allies of President Trump, as the House Intelligence Committee launches into the first public hearing in its ongoing impeachment inquiry, looking specifically at the White House's potential mishandling of Ukrainian military aid. All of the major American news networks carried the testimony by William Taylor, the U.S. charge d'affaires in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent -- but not everyone carried it the same.Take a look at how the testimony was handled at Fox News. The Trump-friendly network's graphics team deployed several sidebars intended to give viewers "context" about the speakers on screen, although critics...

A Court Ruling Ending DACA Might Not Be a Good Thing for Trump
A Court Ruling Ending DACA Might Not Be a Good Thing for Trump

President Donald Trump may find himself in a political box of his own making when the Supreme Court rules on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.If the court decides that the administration has the right to end the program, known as DACA, Trump will face a consequence he has

Powell: U.S. debt is
Powell: U.S. debt is 'on unsustainable path,' crimping ability to respond to recession

Fed chief Powell tells Congress federal debt is on 'unsustainable path,' limiting ability to support economy in a downturn

A troubling new study shows that legalizing marijuana is linked with an increase in problematic pot use among teens
A troubling new study shows that legalizing marijuana is linked with an increase in problematic pot use among teens

Recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states, and some Democratic presidential candidates have said the drug should become legal nationwide.

Impeachment hearing: State Department official says Trump lawyer Giuliani pushed
Impeachment hearing: State Department official says Trump lawyer Giuliani pushed 'smear' campaign

The impeachment inquiry will move into the public eye Wednesday as House Democrats call their first two witnesses - William Taylor and George Kent.

Is retirement dying? The old work model is disappearing for boomers, Gen Xers
Is retirement dying? The old work model is disappearing for boomers, Gen Xers

More Americans are opting to work well into retirement, a growing trend that threatens to upend the old workforce model.

Impeachment: How to watch the public hearings of the Trump inquiry
Impeachment: How to watch the public hearings of the Trump inquiry

Kent and Taylor, two career diplomats, are scheduled to begin testifying Wednesday at 10:00 am ET. You can watch live at USATODAY.com.

Florida man nearly loses leg - and life - to alligator while hunting hogs
Florida man nearly loses leg - and life - to alligator while hunting hogs

Hunting deer, hogs, wild turkeys and more is allowed in large wildlife management areas located in western Martin and Palm Beach counties.

Arby
Arby's restaurant removes 'insensitive' sign following outcry from parents

"I was shocked to find a sign like that," parent says.

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