- 2019-11-13 17:04:46Z
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 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...
Survivor: Jeff Probst addresses 'inappropriate touching' fallout
Pete Buttigieg says he has given "radical access" to the media at a time when Trump's White House no longer does press briefings.
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. "
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 already damaging children's health worldwide and could shape the well-being of an entire generation.
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
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...
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.
Police said it was the country's largest seizure of carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
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...
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.
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
According to a report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Miller pushed white nationalist material to Breitbart and shaped news coverage.
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 new missile is the first American intermediate range missile since the 1980s.
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.
Wednesday marks the first day of public testimony in the impeachment probe of Trump following weeks of closed-door testimony and partisan squabbling.
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...
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...
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
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.
"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
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
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.
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
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
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.
"For as much time as the Democrats have spent trying to orchestrate 'political theater' they have done a terrible job," Eric Trump tweeted
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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
Fed chief Powell tells Congress federal debt is on 'unsustainable path,' limiting ability to support economy in a downturn
Recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states, and some Democratic presidential candidates have said the drug should become legal nationwide.
The impeachment inquiry will move into the public eye Wednesday as House Democrats call their first two witnesses - William Taylor and George Kent.
More Americans are opting to work well into retirement, a growing trend that threatens to upend the old workforce model.
Kent and Taylor, two career diplomats, are scheduled to begin testifying Wednesday at 10:00 am ET. You can watch live at USATODAY.com.
Hunting deer, hogs, wild turkeys and more is allowed in large wildlife management areas located in western Martin and Palm Beach counties.
"I was shocked to find a sign like that," parent says.