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Comedy CentralWith Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings in the news, Trevor Noah turned his attention to the issue of nepotism Wednesday night. "The truth is, your name could be a big reason that you get a leg up in life," The Daily Show host began. "With that said," he added, "you can't deny, it
Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria. Pence was scheduled to leave Wednesday evening, just hours after Trump
Lawyers for the House of Representatives on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of trying to "obstruct his own impeachment" by claiming the authority to block his advisers from cooperating with congressional investigations. The allegation came in a stinging 66-page court filing as part of the House
American boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a serious brain injury during his knockout defeat to Charles Conwell last weekend, promoter Lou DiBella said in a statement. The 27-year-old super welterweight had undergone emergency surgery after being knocked out by Conwell on Saturday at
A man facing murder charges for allegedly killing four relatives took their lives over the span of a week across two Northern California counties, prosecutors said Wednesday. Shankar Hangud, 53, killed two relatives Oct. 7 and a third one the next day in the city of Roseville, according to a complaint filed by prosecutors in Placer County. On Monday Hangud drove to a police station in Mount Shasta with the body of a man in his car, prosecutors said.
Seeking to leverage his experience in foreign policy, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday ripped Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria as the latest proof that the president is a "complete failure" who is gutting American credibility around the
It's a familiar ritual, with Trump and congressional leaders meeting on official business, only to see the session devolve into colorful, name-calling commentary that's a new kind of addition to the history books. Trump's action has opened the door for a Turkish military attack on Syrian
The golf-and-politics alliance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham frayed Wednesday over Syria, with the South Carolina Republican threatening to become the White House's "worst nightmare" unless more is done to protect Kurdish fighters against Turkish attacks. Trump
Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria - triggering a deadly Turkish invasion targeting the U.S.'s erstwhile Syrian Kurdish allies - has unmuzzled GOP lawmakers in a manner seldom seen since Trump entered the White House. In a time when the threat of a caustic Trump tweet is enough to stifle open internal dissent, the extent and strong language Republicans are using to assail his policy is Syria has been striking.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GettyPresident Donald Trump invited Democratic Party leaders to the White House on Wednesday and proceeded to have what those leaders described as a "meltdown" in front of them. Before the lawmakers left early, Trump managed to rail against communists, his own former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and House speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he called "a third-rate politician," according to the Democratic leaders and sources' descriptions of the meeting.Shortly after the brief, cross-partisan meeting with the president in the Cabinet Room-which was convened to discuss Syria and Turkey-related matters-Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House...
Senator Mitt Romney (R., Utah) was sharply critical of the Trump administration's handling Turkey's invasion of Northern Syria during a press conference with reporters Wednesday afternoon, questioning why the president did not make "a clear agreement with Turkey as to what they would do, and what they would not do" before ordering a withdrawal of American troops from the region.> Sen. Romney on US troop withdrawal from northern Syria: > > "Turkey let us know what they were going to do. This is not a surprise. Everybody told the administration what would happen … The reality is what's happening in Syria is a result of our decision." pic.twitter.com/8sy3yhFeDq> > --...
The Oct. 9 letter was released by the White House on Wednesday as Trump battled to control the political damage following his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria, clearing the way for the Turkish incursion against America's Kurdish allies. The letter tried to persuade Erdogan to reverse a decision to invade Syria that Erdogan told Trump about in an Oct 6 phone call.
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto on Wednesday confronted one of the network's most loyal Trump defenders, dismantling Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett's latest pro-Trump book that asserts the president is the victim of an ongoing "witch hunt" by the so-called Deep State and Democrats.As Jarrett promoted his new book on Cavuto's show, the pro-Trump pundit immediately remarked that his host's copy of the book was marked with a "lot of yellow Post-It notes." Cavuto, meanwhile, went on to note that Jarrett focuses much of his book's attention on blaming the media for the purported witch hunt against Trump, which Jarrett claims the Ukraine scandal is part of. After the Fox analyst claimed the...
Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a parade of senior government officials. In the end, it may not matter, some Democratic lawmakers said, because the other officials who have testified, Trump's own statements, a trove of texts between top U.S. diplomats, and other White House documents have largely substantiated the whistleblower's complaint that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden.
Congressional Democrats walked out of a White House meeting on Syria, claiming Donald Trump had a 'meltdown' and called Nancy Pelosi 'third rate.'
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will take the place of Chris Buescher, who will replace him at Roush Fenway Racing.
The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor'easters can rumble like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake and can last for days, according to a study in this week's journal Geophysical Research Letters. A stormquake is more an oddity than something that can hurt you, because no one is standing on the sea floor during a hurricane, said Wenyuan Fan, a Florida State University seismologist who was the study's lead author. "This is the last thing you need to worry about," Fan told The Associated Press.
Senate Republicans got a civics lesson on their roles in an impeachment trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the lesson Wednesday as the chamber's top Republican and one of a handful of Republicans remaining in the Senate from the 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.
Liberal and conservative justices seemed split Wednesday on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two snipers who terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002 when he was a teenager. The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the killings, was wrongly sentenced in Virginia to life without parole. Virginia argues Malvo's life sentence was not mandatory because the judge theoretically had discretion to suspend part of Malvo's life sentence, despite a state law mandating either execution or life without parole as the only sentencing options for a capital murder conviction.
The Cherry Hill, New Jersey school board passed a new policy Tuesday night which could allow schools to ban students from prom over lunch debt.
Many workers who are on strike against General Motors say they're ready to go back to work now that their union has agreed to a tentative four-year contract with the company. The United Auto Workers union announced Wednesday morning that it had reached a deal that could end the monthlong strike. Workers will stay on the picket lines at least until Thursday, when factory-level union officials meet to sign off on the deal.
President Donald Trump says things are "very nicely under control" in northern Syria where Turkish forces are fighting Syrian Kurds who were aligned with the U.S. against the Islamic State group. Trump tells reporters at the White House that Syrian Kurdish fighters that Turkey considers terrorists are more dangerous than IS. Turkey believes the Syrian Kurds who fought alongside the U.S. are linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, known as the PKK, which it considers terrorists.
(Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, clearing the way for a union vote Thursday on whether to continue a more than month-long strike.The accord, announced by the UAW on Wednesday, may bring an end to the union's first national
Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, which the union says offers "major gains" for workers, was hammered out after months of bargaining but won't bring an immediate end to the strike by 49,000 hourly workers. Terms of the tentative four-year contract were not released, but it's likely to include some pay raises, lump sum payments to workers and requirements that GM build new vehicles in U.S. factories.
House Republicans took steps on Wednesday to force a floor vote on a measure formally condemning Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who is leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, filed the censure resolution
A Wisconsin man who claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting never happened was ordered to pay $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the massacre. Lenny Pozner, whose son, Noah, was killed in the shooting at the Connecticut elementary school that left 26 dead, filed a defamation lawsuit against James Fetzer in November 2018. Fetzer co-authored a book titled "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook." In it, he argued that the shooting was a hoax meant to promote gun control.
(Bloomberg) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's military operation in Syria could end after Kurdish fighters leave a strip of territory along its border, laying out his key condition for ending an offensive that has drawn American sanctions and roiled markets.The U.S. decision to stand aside when Turkey advanced into Syria to push back Kurdish groups controlling the northeast has reconfigured old alliances and taken Syria's eight-year-old civil war into uncharted territory.Kurdish-led forces, who fought with U.S. backing to defeat Islamic State, have struck a deal for President Bashar al-Assad to deploy his troops to the border area, raising the prospects for a wider...
Donald Trump dismissed U.S.-allied Kurds as "not angels" as he scrambled to respond to global condemnation over the Turkey-Syria conflict.
A powerful storm - created by a bombogenesis - will unleash rain and winds from the mid-Atlantic to New England at the end of the week
A half dozen House Republicans complained Wednesday about limited access to depositions and transcripts in the Trump impeachment investigation.
Parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for an expected strike by Chicago teachers that prompted city officials to preemptively cancel Thursday's classes in the nation's third-largest school district. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference that the district's 25,000 teachers represented by the Chicago Teachers Union would almost certainly walk out on Thursday based on union leaders' reaction to bargaining talks this week. Chicago teachers last major strike was in 2012, and the district kept some schools open for half days during that seven-day walkout.
U.S. rejects British family's claim of accidentally crossing into the U.S. from Canada and being detained in dreadful conditions for two weeks.
REUTERSJoe Biden's presidential campaign is bleeding cash. And a big reason why appears to be an antiquated, higher-end approach to electoral politics that the former vice president has adopted. Biden's team spent more than $923,000 on private jets during the third quarter of 2019, according to recently filed Federal Election Commission data. The expenses, all made to the company EJCR, LLC Dba Advanced Aviation Team, represented a major chunk of change-accounting for roughly one out of every 16 dollars the campaign raised. It's not uncommon for candidates to lean on private jets as they crisscross the country in an effort to keep a schedule packed with speeches, rallies, and debates. But...
A Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani is in federal custody after flying Wednesday to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in, federal authorities said. David Correia was named in an indictment with two Giuliani associates and another man who
A new 'metering' practice is particularly dangerous for Mexican asylum seekers
Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The Associated Press, David Shulkin describes a March 6, 2017, conversation in the Oval Office where Trump explored ways his administration could act quickly to shutter government-run VA medical centers that he viewed as poorly performing. Trump was fresh off his 2016 campaign in which privatizing VA had become a political hot button after he pledged to steer more veterans to private-sector doctors outside the VA.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke admitted on Wednesday that under his federal gun "buyback" plan, police officers would go to the homes of those gun owners who refused to sell their weapons to the government in order to "recover" the banned semi-automatic rifles."What's the next step for the federal government there?" Joe Scarborough asked O'Rourke on MSNBC, giving the example of a "rancher in Texas" who refuses to give up his AR-15."I think just as in any law that is not followed or flagrantly abused there have to be consequences or else there is no respect for the law," O'Rourke responded. "So in that case I think...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared divided over the legality of Kansas prosecuting three immigrants for violating identity theft laws by using other people's Social Security numbers in a dispute over whether the state impermissibly encroached on federal control over immigration policy. The justices heard arguments in the state's appeal of a 2017 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that voided the convictions of the three restaurant workers and found that a 1986 federal law called the Immigration Reform and Control Act prevents states from pursuing such prosecutions. The case tests how state criminal laws can be used against illegal immigrants and other people who do not have work...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared divided over the legality of Kansas prosecuting three immigrants for violating identity theft laws by using other people's Social Security numbers in a dispute over whether the state impermissibly encroached on federal control over immigration policy. The justices heard arguments in the state's appeal of a 2017 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that voided the convictions of three restaurant workers and found that a 1986 federal law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act, prevents states from pursuing such prosecutions. The case tests how state criminal laws can be used against illegal immigrants and other people who do not have work authorization...
Trump's Syria retreat opened the door for a Turkish invasion of Syria that began last Wednesday and targets the Kurds.
A man accused of slaying three people across two states allegedly told a victim who survived he wanted to be a serial killer. "I like killing people," Stanley Mossburg alleged told the victim, according to authorities. Mossburg, 35, was arrested Tuesday and charged with killing two people
Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between Turkish troops and Syrian government forces that have moved in to Kurdish-held areas in the northeast. The Kurdish administration invited the Syrian military in to shield it from the Turkish attack. A day ahead of a visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Ankara, tasked with negotiating out an end to the attack, the Kremlin said Erdogan had accepted an invitation by Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Russia "in coming days" to discuss Syria.
Kamala Harris briefly surged in the Democratic primary after after she successfully deployed a premeditated attack on Joe Biden's record on busing during the first debate. Harris faded after she backtracked on forced busing, a deeply unpopular policy no one really wants to reinstate in 2019, and then tried to have it both ways for several months on Medicare for All, the policy at the center of the 2020 Democratic primary.It's hard to imagine Harris helped herself at Tuesday night's debate in Ohio. Given the chance to confront co-frontrunner Elizabeth Warren, Harris aggressively challenged the Massachusetts senator to … call on Twitter to delete Donald Trump's account. Really."Senator...
Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a 0.6% gain in August, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Consumer spending was strong in the spring and economists had been counting on continued strength to protect the U.S. economy as it is buffeted by the fallout from President Donald Trump's trade war with China.
David Shulkin reflects on his chaotic start in the Trump administration
Angelina Jolie Was 'Pretty Broken' Before Maleficent 2
Twelve candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination took the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio for the fourth round of debates. The showdown -- the biggest presidential primary debate in history -- was moderated by journalists from The New York Times and CNN.Here is how the candidates
Turkey's leader President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he won't negotiate with Kurdish forces his government is trying to push out of the area.
North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. The images and Kim's rhetoric appeared aimed at bolstering his leadership at home as the North tries to pressure the United States
CNN anchor John King mulled after Tuesday's debate on a potential gap between the party's most famous progressive freshman members and the party base.