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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg launched a new impeachment-focused television ad Tuesday urging the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office. The ad will run in 27 states, including states represented by vulnerable Republican senators, and be Bloomberg's only ad on television in the next few days. It comes as the Senate begins its impeachment trial against Trump based on charges he abused his power and obstructed Congress.
(Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.'s spending on federal lobbying rose to $3.4 million in the last quarter of 2019 as the embattled plane-maker faced new threats in Washington after its 737 Max jetliner was grounded following two fatal crashes.The aerospace giant's lobbying outlay in the last three months of 2019 jumped 8% compared with the third quarter as the company's crisis over the 737 Max deepened.Former chief executive officer Dennis Muilenburg faced a bipartisan pummeling in two days of testimony in late October, with even GOP stalwarts like Senator Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, delivering blows. That performance was the beginning of the end for Muilenburg, who was ousted in late December...
Additional U.S. troops have been flown out of Iraq for closer evaluation of potential concussion injuries from the Iranian missile attack of Jan. 8, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday. The exact number of troops flown to Germany was not immediately clear, but officials said it was a small number. Last week, 11 U.S. service members were flown from Iraq to U.S. medical facilities in Germany and Kuwait for further evaluation of concussion-like symptoms.
A judge dashed the controversial rapper's hopes that he could spend the rest of his two-year prison sentence away from the gang he once betrayed.
The weapon which is expected to eventually arm the country's newer frigates is apparently experiencing developmental challenges.
The book tells never-before-heard stories about the Trump White House, and confirms anecdotes that were detailed in other books and reporting.
A new coronavirus has killed six people in China. Now, US officials say the first case has been reported in Washington state.
Heads up if you're vacationing in Florida this chilly week: Several water parks in Florida are closing due to cold temperatures in the state.
Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martínez thinks former Astros hurler Mike Fiers broke clubhouse code by spilling the beans on the Astros' cheating scheme.
The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday. Some countries will face bans only on some visa categories, the Wall Street Journal reported. The list of countries was not final and could yet change, website Politico said.
An Iranian college student facing deportation has ignited outrage from local community members to politicians on Capitol Hill.
Millennials are saying "I don't" to these old-school wedding traditions.
DES MOINES -- Joe Biden was fresh off campaigning in the warm embrace of South Carolina, where the former vice president has held a commanding lead in the polls, when a pointed question in icy, politically competitive Iowa put him on the defensive."Why is Sen. Sanders leading you with black voters
The sexual harassment allegation, filed by a Michigan state senator, comes as Peter Lucido faces investigation over remarks to a reporter.
(Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the last minute changed his rules proposal for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, offering a modified resolution at the start of Tuesday's trial to make some concessions to Democrats and moderate Republicans.The changes will ease the frenzied schedule for opening arguments and will accept evidence from the House inquiry. The new version of the rules resolution sticks more closely to the precedent set by Bill Clinton's 1999 impeachment trial but still allows for a potentially quick conclusion. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer initially called the rules a plan for a "cover-up" rather than a trial and said they were...
"This is the fair road map for our trial," McConnell said. "The eyes are on the Senate. The country is waiting to see if we can rise to the occasion."
A Missouri security guard was lauded as a hero after shooting a gunman who killed one person and wounded 15 outside a Kansas City nightclub.
(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump's impeachment trial began Tuesday, making him the third president in U.S. history to face possible removal from office by the Senate. He is charged with abusing his office and obstructing the House investigation of his actions.Here are the latest developments:McConnell Tweaks Rules on Trial Length (1:31 p.m.)A Senate Republican leadership aide said McConnell made a last-minute change to his resolution and it now will allow three days for the defense and impeachment managers to make their 24 hours of arguments, not two.Trump Trial Opens in Senate With Rule Debate (1:18 p.m.)The Senate formally opened Trump's trial, the third presidential impeachment trial in...
Former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott and Democratic leader Tom Daschle navigated through the 1999 Clinton impeachment trial and emerged friends.
A federal appeals court ruled last month that the government cannot force most consumers to buy health insurance because a tax penalty was eliminated.
Incendiary balloons Palestinians launched from the Gaza Strip recently were a signal to Israel to accelerate unofficial "understandings" meant to ease the crippling blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory, a senior official from the Islamic militant group said Tuesday. The resumption of flammable balloons and other explosive devices flown across the border broke a month of calm that has largely prevailed since Hamas suspended its weekly protests along the Israeli-Gaza frontier. The quiet is meant to bolster an informal truce between Israel and Hamas being negotiated by international mediators.
The South American country has been cash-strapped since facing global sanctions.
Two inmates were killed Monday night at an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks. The state Department of Corrections confirmed the deaths Tuesday but did not immediately release the names of the latest inmates killed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Department spokeswoman Grace Simmons Fisher verified to The Associated Press that the information is accurate.
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Prompted by U.S. President Donald J. Trump's tweet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Irish superstar Conor McGregor voiced his support for the controversial leader of the free world with a tweet of his own. "Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA (greatest of all time). Most certainly one
A Dutchman isolated six of his children in a remote farmhouse from birth and beat them to drive out "bad spirits," prosecutors told a court on Tuesday. Gerrit Jan van D., 67, subjected the youngsters who were found on the farm in the village of Ruinerwold in October to "very serious physical punishment" when he thought they had been made "unclean". One child was tied up by his hands and feet as punishment, while another child was forced to spend an entire summer in a doghouse at the farm in northern Drenthe province, prosecutors said.
Michael Avenatti is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell, making it impossible to properly prepare for an extortion trial that was supposed to start his week, his lawyer said. Attorney Scott Srebnick wrote in a letter to a federal judge late Sunday that Avenatti, the onetime lawyer
Hillary Clinton says "nobody likes" her former presidential rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator remains entrenched among the front-runners in the Democratic race, with the Iowa caucus beginning in less than two weeks. Sanders' campaign said Tuesday it didn't have a comment about Clinton's remarks.
Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming extortion trial, his lawyers said. In a filing late on Monday night, Avenatti's lawyers said their client is in solitary confinement under 24-hour lockdown on a floor in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan that houses people charged with terrorism offenses. While jail officials have been "professional, respectful and courteous," Avenatti's lawyers want him moved to the general population, where he can meet with them and better prepare for trial, which could start next...
(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc.'s stock is soaring, and traditional auto manufacturers are staging glitzy presentations of new plug-in models. You'd think the electric-vehicle age was finally dawning.But so far, Tesla is the only car company looking likely to benefit in the coming years. Look at every other
The world needs to prepare for a surge in refugees with potentially millions of people being driven from their homes by the impact of climate change, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday. Speaking to Reuters at the World Economic Forum, Filippo Grandi said a U.N. ruling this week meant those fleeing as a result of climate change had to be treated by recipient countries as refugees, with broad implications for governments. "The ruling says if you have an immediate threat to your life due to climate change, due to the climate emergency, and if you cross the border and go to another country, you should not be sent back because you would be at risk of your life,...
A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee. The drug is acetaminophen, known outside the U.S. as paracetamol and used to treat pain and fevers.
(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.Scott Minerd has a message for his fellows at Davos who are applauding rallying markets: Things aren't as good as they seem.The Guggenheim Partners investment chief likened the inflation of asset prices caused by the loose money policies of central banks to a "ponzi scheme" that eventually must collapse."We will reach a tipping point when investors will awake to the rising tide of defaults and downgrades," he wrote in a letter from the World Economic Forum meeting. "The timing is hard to predict, but this reminds me a lot of the lead-up to the 2001 and 2002 recession."Minerd's...
Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that if elected to the White House she would ask for the resignations of all of President Donald Trump's political appointees on her first day in office, including the 93 United States attorneys. Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts who has made anti-corruption the central theme of her presidential bid, is locked in a tight race for the chance to take on Trump in the November 2020 election with less than two weeks to go before Iowa kicks off the party nominating contests. Warren is in the top tier of 12 Democrats vying for the party's nomination but trails former Vice President Joe Biden and fellow U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders...
Hillary Clinton has taken herself off the sidelines of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination with a brutal condemnation of Sen. Bernie Sanders, his campaign team, and his supporters.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote the upcoming Hulu documentary, Hillary, Clinton laid into her 2016 Democratic primary rival who she has previously accused of contributing to her eventual election defeat to Donald Trump. Clinton said Sanders and his team have relentlessly attacked Democratic women, and she threw her support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has faced abuse for claiming Sanders told her during a private meeting that a woman couldn't win the election.Clinton's...
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change.But states that qualify must first explain why they need the money. That has triggered linguistic acrobatics
WASHINGTON -- As President Donald Trump's impeachment trial opens, his lawyers have increasingly emphasized a striking argument: Even if he did abuse his powers in an attempt to bully Ukraine into interfering in the 2020 election on his behalf, it would not matter because the House never accused
(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.President Donald Trump launched a veiled attack on environmental "alarmists" in a speech to business and political leaders in Davos, taking a swipe at the World Economic Forum's key focus this year.Speaking at the Swiss resort town on Tuesday, Trump invoked those who predicted an "overpopulation crisis" and the end of oil, saying: "These alarmists always demand the same thing, absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives."He also said: "This is not a time for pessimism, this is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process,...
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Before his speech at the World Economic Forum, Trump told reporters impeachment is "just a hoax" and "a witch hunt that's been going on for years."
Will the potential Trump impeachment witness hit back?
Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it is endorsing a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins "turned her back" on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion. Sara Gideon, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, welcomed the endorsement from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Tehran's latest standoff with Washington. U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward
(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.The world's rich and powerful are in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum's 50th annual meeting, and the gathering will be closely watched to see how the global elite aims to tackle issues they helped create, above all climate change.President Donald Trump's appearance, which comes on the same day his impeachment trial starts in Washington, will be sure to generate buzz. Meanwhile, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has stepped up her criticism of governments and companies for not doing enough to tackle climate change.For in-depth coverage and analysis of Trump's...
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer most famous for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her case against President Trump, was arrested in California last week and transferred over the weekend to New York's federal Manhattan Correctional Center to face charges of extortion and embezzlement, his lawyers
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed global inaction on climate change in front of the world's top business leaders, as the annual Davos forum faced up to the perils of global warming while bracing for an address from US President Donald Trump. The 50th meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps resort got under way seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the planet. Trump, who has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change, is set to give the first keynote address of Davos 2020 on Tuesday morning, on the same day as his impeachment trial opens at the Senate in Washington.
In 1998, when the Senate held an impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz argued that "if you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don't need a technical crime" to impeach. Now that he's part of President Trump's defense team, he argues that "without a crime, there can be no impeachment." Anderson Cooper asked Dershowitz about the apparent discrepancy between those views on CNN Monday night.Dershowitz said he still believes you don't need a "technical crime," just "criminal-like behavior akin to bribery and treason." He said his argument...
President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from office and Republicans determined to acquit him -- and quickly, if possible. Four months after the Ukraine scandal exploded and went on to overshadow the end of Trump's term, and 10 months before Americans go to the polls to decide whether to re-elect him, the 100 members of the Senate will gather at 1 PM (1800 GMT) with chief justice John Roberts presiding over the trial. The job of these lawmakers, sworn in last week as jurors, is to decide if Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress as charged in two articles of impeachment approved last...
Governments need to take into account the climate crisis when considering the deportation of asylum seekers, the United Nations said in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for future climate refugees. The ruling by the U.N. Human Rights Committee was given in the case of Ioane Teitiota, from the Pacific nation of Kiribati, who brought a case against New Zealand in 2016 after authorities denied his claim of asylum as a climate refugee. Teitiota migrated to New Zealand in 2007 and applied for refugee status after his visa expired in 2010.
Rudy Giuliani is "heartbroken" over recent comments made by his former associate Lev Parnas, who says he worked closely with Giuliani in Ukraine as part of an attempt to find damaging information about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday night, Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, said he was once "close to" Parnas, but was "misled by him." In October, Parnas and his business partner Igor Fruman were arrested and charged with campaign finance violations. Last week, Parnas made several public accusations against Giuliani, President Trump, and Attorney General William Barr, implicating...