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Texas woman shot by officer had picked up gun after hearing noises, warrant says
Texas woman shot by officer had picked up gun after hearing noises, warrant says
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  • 2019-10-15 18:02:01Z

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew around 2:30 am on Saturday when she heard noises in her backyard, according to the warrant for former Fort Worth Police Officer Dean Aaron's arrest for alleged murder. The noises were Dean and his partner creeping around the

Fuel in fatal B-17 crash wasn
Fuel in fatal B-17 crash wasn't contaminated, report says
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  • 2019-10-15 17:52:56Z

The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane's fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday. The World War II-era bomber crashed and burned after experiencing mechanical trouble on takeoff from Bradley International Airport the morning of Oct. 2. The airplane struck approach lights about 1,000 feet from the runway and contacted the ground 500 feet short of the runway.

John Bolton decried Giuliani effort to pressure Ukraine as
John Bolton decried Giuliani effort to pressure Ukraine as 'drug deal,' ex-aide Fiona Hill testifies, reports say

Fiona Hill, an ex-White House adviser on Russia, reportedly testified that Bolton called Giuliani "a hand grenade who's going to blow everybody up."

Russia takes over key U.S. outposts in Syria, filling vacuum left by American withdrawal
Russia takes over key U.S. outposts in Syria, filling vacuum left by American withdrawal

The Russian military has filled the vacuum left by U.S. troops ordered to withdraw by President Donald Trump.

GM CEO Barra joins talks; deal to end strike may be near
GM CEO Barra joins talks; deal to end strike may be near

General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining room early Tuesday, a person briefed on the talks said, but they left later in the morning as committees began work on specific contract language. The union has summoned its national council of factory-level leaders to Detroit for a meeting Thursday that was billed as an update on contract talks.

Felicity Huffman reports to prison to serve 14-day sentence in
Felicity Huffman reports to prison to serve 14-day sentence in 'Varsity Blues' college entrance scam
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  • 2019-10-15 16:54:00Z

Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman, who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the massive "Varsity Blues" college entrance scandal that ensnared her and dozens of parents, reported to a Northern California prison on Tuesday to begin serving a 14-day sentence, according to her representative. Huffman was sentence in September by Boston federal court Judge Indira Talwani after the actress pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Meghan McCain: It
Meghan McCain: It's 'Breaking My Heart' That Elizabeth Warren Is Beating Biden in the Polls

Reacting to Hunter Biden's exclusive interview that aired on Tuesday morning, The View's Meghan McCain-who has repeatedly reminded viewers she is close to the Bidens-said that not only are the issues surrounding the Bidens "breaking my heart," but so is the fact that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is beating Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary.With the rest of the View panel giving Hunter Biden positive reviews for his interview, noting that he acknowledged it was "poor judgment" to sit on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his dad was vice president, McCain disagreed with the table."I don't think he did a great job," she stated. "I think when he said, look, I'm a...

Buttigieg Claims Warren and Sanders
Buttigieg Claims Warren and Sanders' Medicare for All Is 'Infringing on Freedom' in New Ad

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a campaign ad Monday evening taking aim at Medicare for All, the public health insurance proposal favored by several rival 2020 candidates, and proposing his alternative, "Medicare for All Who Want It."The South Bend, Indiana mayor's minute-long video, titled "Makes More Sense," features several political reporters and analysts praising his plan and juxtaposing it with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All, which would require that roughly 160 million Americans' surrender their private insurance."Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren believe that we have to force ourselves into Medicare...

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars sue Georgia tax official

Reality television personalities Todd and Julie Chrisley on Tuesday accused a Georgia tax official of abusing his office to pursue "bogus tax evasion claims" against them. The "Chrisley Knows Best" stars filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Joshua Waites, the director of the Georgia Department of Revenue's office of special investigations, according to an emailed statement from a spokesman for the couple. Waites targeted Todd Chrisley's estranged daughter, Lindsie Chrisley Campbell, and improperly shared confidential tax information to try to get compromising information on the family, the lawsuit alleges.

Hunter Biden Says Ukraine Gas Board Service Was
Hunter Biden Says Ukraine Gas Board Service Was 'Poor Judgment'

(Bloomberg) -- Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president and Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden, said his service on a Ukraine gas company board was proper but may have been a bad idea in hindsight."In retrospect, I think that it was poor judgment on my part," Hunter Biden said in an

Lions latest victims of NFL
Lions latest victims of NFL's flag football problem

The first one came with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Detroit comfortably ahead 22-13. The flag negated a sack of Aaron Rodgers that might have sealed Green Bay's fifth straight loss to the Lions and instead led to Allen Lazard's 35-yard TD catch that made it 22-20. The second

Coach Orgeron: LSU receiver Marshall not yet ready to play
Coach Orgeron: LSU receiver Marshall not yet ready to play

LSU coach Ed Orgeron says receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. won't be ready to return from a foot injury when the second-ranked Tigers visit Mississippi State on Saturday. Marshall has missed two games since injuring his right foot during a victory at Vanderbilt on Sept. 21. Meanwhile, Orgeron says

Woods to write a memoir on ups and downs of his career
Woods to write a memoir on ups and downs of his career

HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by Woods. The memoir will cover Woods from his youth as a golf prodigy to his rise as the youngest Masters champion and the only player to hold all four major championships at the same time. It will delve

India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed
India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

Text messaging services were blocked in Indian Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday. Separately Indian officials said that a 24-year-old woman died in the latest exchange of artillery fire with Pakistan over their de-facto border dividing the blood-soaked Himalayan region. Security sources said the decision to cut text messaging services was taken to reduce the ability of militants to communicate.

Jeep Gladiator Gets Even More Rugged as a Military-Spec Vehicle
Jeep Gladiator Gets Even More Rugged as a Military-Spec Vehicle

Jeep and AM General could re-enlist with the U.S. Army as soon as next year.

Cortisone injections for hip and knee pain are more dangerous than was thought
Cortisone injections for hip and knee pain are more dangerous than was thought

Cortisone injections for hip and knee pain lead to more complications than previously thought, research has found.  The anti-inflammatory jabs are used by athletes to mask pain, and to treat symptoms of osteoarthritis. But the study by Boston University School of Medicine found that the treatment could speed up a joint's disintegration and force patients to have total knee or hip replacements. Researchers found 10 per cent of their patients given injections in the hips in 2018 suffered complications, along with four per cent of those who had the jabs in the knees. These can include stress fractures, progressive osteoarthritis or even the collapse of joints. Study leader Dr Ali Guermazi,...

Violent Video Was Product of Right-Wing Provocateurs and Trump Allies

WASHINGTON -- The creator of a gruesome video that showed a fake President Donald Trump killing journalists and political opponents and that was played at a meeting of a pro-Trump group over the weekend is part of a loose network of right-wing provocateurs with a direct line to the White House.The unidentified

Trump Suspects a Spiteful John Bolton Is Behind Some of the Ukraine Leaks
Trump Suspects a Spiteful John Bolton Is Behind Some of the Ukraine Leaks

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyAt a critical juncture in his presidency, facing a rapidly unfolding impeachment inquiry by House Democrats, Donald Trump is feeling besieged by snitches.In recent weeks, numerous leaks have appeared in the pages of The Washington Post, The New York

Dutch police discover family locked away for years on farm

Dutch police acting on a tip-off discovered six young adult siblings who had apparently spent years locked away in a secret room in an isolated farmhouse waiting for the end of time, local broadcasters reported on Tuesday. The six, aged 16 to 25, lived with their 58-year-old father near Ruinerwold, a village in the northern province of Drenthe, and had no contact with the outside world, RTV Drenthe reported. Police officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Air Canada will no longer call passengers
Air Canada will no longer call passengers 'ladies and gentlemen,' and will use the gender-neutral term 'everybody' instead

The policy comes four months after Canada started allowing citizens mark their gender as "X," rather than male or female, on their passports.

Booze run from behind bars: Inmates escape from Texas federal prison, return with whiskey

The men were seen leaving the prison grounds and cutting through a neighboring ranch before getting caught by authorities.

The Amelia Earhart Mystery Stays Down in the Deep
The Amelia Earhart Mystery Stays Down in the Deep

For two weeks in August, a multimillion-dollar search from air, land and sea sought to solve the 80-year mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance.Robert Ballard, the ocean explorer famous for locating the wreck of the Titanic, led a team that discovered two hats in the depths. It found debris from an old shipwreck. It even spotted a soda can. What it did not find was a single piece of the Lockheed Electra airplane flown in 1937 by Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, which vanished during their doomed voyage around the world.Ballard and his crew don't consider it a failure. For one thing, he says, they know where the plane isn't. And in the process, they may have dispensed with one clue that...

Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani
Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani 'a Hand Grenade'
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  • 2019-10-15 12:13:41Z

WASHINGTON -- The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday.Bolton got into a tense exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to three people who heard the testimony.The aide, Fiona Hill, testified that Bolton told her to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security...

The Latest: Russia says it won
The Latest: Russia says it won't 'allow' Turkey, Syria clash
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  • 2019-10-15 11:54:06Z

A Russian envoy for Syria says that Moscow will not allow Turkish and Syrian government forces to clash, underscoring his country's role as de facto power broker in the conflict amid a U.S. pullout. Alexander Lavrentyev, presidential envoy for Syria, told Russian state news agencies on Tuesday that

Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China
Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China

Joe Biden's son Hunter is rejecting assertions by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies that he did anything wrong in engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China. Hunter Biden also says he failed to take into account potential implications for his father's political career. The

Hunter Biden Says Ukraine Gas Board Service Was
Hunter Biden Says Ukraine Gas Board Service Was 'Poor Judgment'

(Bloomberg) -- Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president and Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden, said his service on a Ukraine gas company board was proper but may have been a bad idea in hindsight."In retrospect, I think that it was poor judgment on my part," Hunter Biden said in an ABC News interview aired Tuesday, in his first public comment since he became the target of allegations from President Donald Trump. "Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way, not in any way whatsoever."Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have repeatedly made discredited claims that Joe Biden used his position as the Obama administration's point person on Ukraine to help quash...

Hunter Biden says he only regrets not anticipating political blowback of his foreign work
Hunter Biden says he only regrets not anticipating political blowback of his foreign work

Hunter Biden has forcefully pushed back on accusations that he or his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, did anything improper when it came to his business dealings in Ukraine and China, but in an interview Tuesday conceded he used "poor judgment" in joining foreign companies while his

This church in Pennsylvania holds a ceremony to bless guns
This church in Pennsylvania holds a ceremony to bless guns

Dozens of couples carrying assault rifles took part in a blessing of their weapons at a church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. Members of the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, an unofficial sect of the Christian Unification movement, were invited to "show their willingness to defend their families, communities and nation". The weapons are meant to represent the "rod of iron" referenced in the biblical Book of Revelation, which was used to control God's enemies. The semi-automatic rifles are similar to the weapon used to kill 17 people in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February 2018. The church believes that the Florida...

Americans divided: Neighbors turn enemies over Trump in swing-vote Michigan suburbs
Americans divided: Neighbors turn enemies over Trump in swing-vote Michigan suburbs

At first glance, Cavell Street in Livonia, Michigan, looks tranquil enough - until the subject of the Democratic-led impeachment probe of President Donald Trump comes up. Tensions run so high that nobody on the street displays a political yard sign, says Josh Robinson, 35, a steelworker who voted for

Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey only after advisers explained to him the obvious consequences of letting it invade Syria, report says
Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey only after advisers explained to him the obvious consequences of letting it invade Syria, report says

President Donald Trump has defended pulling back US forces in Syria, but he was warned Monday that the decision could yet cause further catastrophe.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong's leader: Territory not becoming a police state

Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that "it's totally irresponsible and unfounded" to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. In a spirited defense of Hong Kong's 30,000-strong police force and her handling of the protests in response to criticism from visiting U.S. senators, Carrie Lam challenged the notion that the territory is losing its freedoms, unique in China, as police battle demonstrators in the streets. "I would challenge every politician to ask themselves if the large extent of violent acts, and all those petrol bombs and arson and deadly attacks on policemen, happened in their...

Trump asks Turkey for ceasefire and orders sanctions as violence escalates
Trump asks Turkey for ceasefire and orders sanctions as violence escalates
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  • 2019-10-15 08:05:47Z

* President freezes negotiations on $100bn trade deal * Trump vows to 'swiftly destroy Turkey's economy'Turkish troops fire a heavy gun near Syria's northern city of Manbij. Photograph: Aref Tammawi/AFP via Getty ImagesDonald Trump spoke directly to the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on Monday to demand an immediate ceasefire in Syria while announcing a series of punishments for Ankara that critics saw as an attempt to save face.The US president's conversation with Erdoğan was revealed by the vice-president, Mike Pence, who said he would soon be travelling to the Middle East. "The United States of America did not give a green light for Turkey to invade Syria," Pence insisted...

GOP endorsement eludes indicted California congressman
GOP endorsement eludes indicted California congressman

In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial. Hunter faced significant odds of winning the two-third support

Fed-Up Farmer
Fed-Up Farmer's Message To Trump: I Wouldn't Vote For You If You Walked On Water

Chris Gibbs, a former Republican county chair in Ohio, says he's done with Donald Trump.

Ex-Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean charged with murder after shooting Atatiana Jefferson in her home
Ex-Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean charged with murder after shooting Atatiana Jefferson in her home

Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean was charged with murder Monday after fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson while she played video games in her home.

Trevor Noah Accuses Trump of
Trevor Noah Accuses Trump of 'Renting' U.S. Military to Saudi Arabia
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  • 2019-10-15 05:00:02Z

Comedy CentralOn Monday night, with all the other late-night hosts off this week except for Kimmel, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah teed off on the latest news out of Trumpville: that the president's decision to abandon our Kurdish allies in Northern Syria at the behest of Turkey has not only led to the Kurds being under attack, but also the escape of hundreds of ISIS prisoners they'd previously held captive. "Sweet Jesus," exclaimed Noah. "Donald Trump is the only person who can find a way to make the Middle East more chaotic. Turkey invading, Kurds fleeing, ISIS escaping?! Like, the Middle East was already a geopolitical Jenga tower, with everyone trying to figure out the right move,...

The Latest: PG&E says system had 100 incidents of damage
The Latest: PG&E says system had 100 incidents of damage
  • Tech
  • 2019-10-15 03:22:39Z

Pacific Gas & Electric says inspections have found more than 100 places where its system was damaged by recent strong winds that prompted last week's deliberate power cut to northern and central California. PG&E says the damage included downed power lines and trees that hit lines. The utility says

LeBron: Rockets
LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweet

LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey ''was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation'' regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. In his first public comments

Exclusive: Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate
Exclusive: Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm
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  • 2019-10-15 03:09:04Z

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination. Giuliani said Parnas' company, Boca Raton-based Fraud Guarantee, whose website says it aims to help clients "reduce and mitigate fraud", engaged Giuliani Partners, a management and security consulting firm, around August 2018.

Former Pompeo Adviser to Testify Wednesday: Impeachment Update
Former Pompeo Adviser to Testify Wednesday: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- House committees investigating President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine heard Monday from former National Security Council Russia expert Fiona Hill, who left the administration last summer.Here are the latest developments:Two Parties, Two Views of Testimony (10:15 p.m.)Democrats and Republicans on three House impeachment committees professed having decidedly different takes after taking 10 hours of testimony Monday Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia,Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a Democratic member of the Oversight Committee, called her "a very powerful and effective witness" who had helped make the case that that ousted...

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney faults Democrats
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney faults Democrats' impeachment inquiry for Turkey's invasion of Syria

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney told Fox & Friends that it wasn't an 'accident that the Turks chose this moment to roll across the border.'

Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but US farmers want details
Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but US farmers want details

Saying China has promised to buy up to $50 billion in US agricultural products, President Donald Trump is encouraging American farmers to prepare for a major influx of business. "Over what timeframe will the $50 billion of agricultural purchases -- an amount that is double our peak annual farm exports to China -- take place?" he asked in a statement on Friday.

Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend
Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death
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  • 2019-10-15 01:06:33Z

Saying it represents as horrific an offense as he's ever dealt with, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton on Monday sentenced Gina Virgilio to 99 years with 39 years suspended. Virgilio, 32, sat with her face buried in her hands as Wolverton announced the sentence. Before sentencing Virgilio indicated to the judge that mental illness drove her to this act.

State Department website promotes Mike Pompeo speech on
State Department website promotes Mike Pompeo speech on 'Being a Christian Leader'

The speech and promotion of it on the department's website were met with criticism that it violates the principle of separation of church and state.

When police misconduct occurs, records often stay secret. One mom
When police misconduct occurs, records often stay secret. One mom's fight to change that.

A police officer is accused of playing with her dead son's body after he was shot. An angry California mother wants secret cop records to go public.

Manager Dave Roberts, Andrew Friedman to return to Dodgers
Manager Dave Roberts, Andrew Friedman to return to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- ��� Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be back next season. Roberts led the team to its seventh straight NL West title and a franchise-record 106 wins - second-most in the majors - but he's been criticized for his

Hong Kong Under
Hong Kong Under 'De Facto Curfew' as Subway Stations Shut Early
  • World
  • 2019-10-14 23:44:59Z

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong's subway system has closed early for more than a week, effectively cutting off the main mode of transportation for millions of residents. Many are now wondering how long it will last.Following unprecedented vandalism on the night of Oct. 4, when Chief Executive Carrie Lam banned face masks after invoking emergency powers last used in 1967, many stations were left in tatters. The rail operator MTR Corp. shut the entire network for a whole day for the first time since 2007 before gradually reopening damaged stations.The MTR has said it needs extra time to repair its stations. But as the service keeps getting curtailed, protesters have accused the company of helping...

The Latest: Former Pompeo aide asked to appear at inquiry
The Latest: Former Pompeo aide asked to appear at inquiry
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 23:44:59Z

A former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been asked to appear Wednesday in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. A career foreign service officer and Pompeo's de facto chief of staff, Michael McKinley, resigned Friday, ending a 37-year career. It is unclear if McKinley will appear as requested.

Hong Kong Protesters Rage Against Corporate China
Hong Kong Protesters Rage Against Corporate China's Growing Control
  • World
  • 2019-10-14 23:36:30Z

(Bloomberg) -- The black-clad protesters pushing back against China's influence in Hong Kong aren't just focusing on Carrie Lam and the police. They're also targeting mainland-based brands such as Bank of China Ltd., China Mobile Ltd. and Huawei Technologies Co. with fire bombs, metal bars and spray paint.A walk down the primary route used by Hong Kong's anti-government marchers shows how big a chunk of the city China owns. Mainland-affiliated supermarkets, drugstores, hotels, Pacific Coffee stores and McDonald's outlets -- both franchises are operated by state-owned firms -- pepper the vicinity of skyscraper-lined Hennessy Road, the downtown artery connecting the Causeway Bay shopping...

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages
California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

The agency ordered a series of corrective actions, including a goal of restoring power within 12 hours, not the utility's current 48-hour goal. "The scope, scale, complexity, and overall impact to people's lives, businesses, and the economy of this action cannot be understated," California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer wrote in a letter to PG&E CEO Bill Johnson. PG&E last week took the unprecedented step of cutting power to more than 700,000 customers, affecting nearly 2 million Californians.

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