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Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller
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  • 2020-01-18 03:19:12Z

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor.

These People Will Defend President Trump in His Impeachment Trial
These People Will Defend President Trump in His Impeachment Trial

(Bloomberg) -- The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is set to begin in earnest on Tuesday and the president has selected these nine people to defend him.The attorneys will argue Trump's case that he should be acquitted of the House's charges that he abused his power and obstructed the congressional investigation into the Ukraine scandal. The group is comprised of White House lawyers, one of the president's personal attorneys and others in private practice, including some who have spoken out publicly against Trump's impeachment.The defense:Pat Cipollone, White House counselCipollone, the top White House lawyer since October 2018, has played a lead role in defending Trump throughout...

Lubick replaces Walters as Nebraska's offensive coordinator

Nebraska announced Friday that offensive coordinator Troy Walters has left the program, ending a four-year working relationship with head coach Scott Frost. The program said Walters, who also served as receivers coach, was leaving by mutual agreement with the Cornhuskers. Walters had worked with Frost

Trump warns Iranian supreme leader who called him a
Trump warns Iranian supreme leader who called him a 'clown' to be 'very careful with his words'

President Donald Trump warned Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to be "very careful with his words" after Khamenei called him a "clown"

Deaf New Yorker sues porn sites for lack of closed captions
Deaf New Yorker sues porn sites for lack of closed captions

A deaf man in New York has filed a class action lawsuit against three pornographic websites on grounds he cannot enjoy their content fully without closed captions. In a filing Thursday in Brooklyn federal court, Yaroslav Suris sued Pornhub, Redtube and YouPorn and their Canadian parent company MindGeek, arguing they violated an anti-discrimination law called the Americans with Disabilities Act. Suris, who already sued Fox News over similar violations, named several racy-sounding videos that he said he wanted to watch in October and this month.

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines
Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines
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  • 2020-01-17 23:10:32Z

The Trump administration on Friday proposed rolling back nutrition guidelines for school meals that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity. The impact, child nutrition advocates said, will be less fruit and vegetables and more foods like pizza and fries in the school meals program, which serves 30 million children, most from low-income families. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who announced the rule changes on Obama's birthday, said they were needed to give schools more flexibility and reduce waste while still providing nutritious and appetizing meals.

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How Trump's impeachment differs from a criminal trial

Yes, it's a trial - but the Senate's impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump won't resemble anything Americans have seen on Court TV. In Trump's trial, the Senate will serve as both judge and jury. COURTROOM TRIAL: Federal trials, both civil and criminal, are presided over by District Court judges who are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

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A 'naked philanthropist' who says she raised $1 million for Australia's fires is now sending nudes to people who donate to Puerto Rico

Kaylen Ward says she raised $1 million for Australia, sending nudes to people who donated. Now she is doing the same, raising money for Puerto Rico.

US service members injured in Iraq: How soon do concussion symptoms appear?
US service members injured in Iraq: How soon do concussion symptoms appear?

Reports that several U.S service members were treated for concussion symptoms are raising questions about how soon officials knew of the injuries.

Hank Azaria Won
Hank Azaria Won't Voice Apu 'Anymore' on 'The Simpsons'

Hank Azaria has confirmed once and for all that he won't be doing the voice of Indian American convenience-store proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon anymore on "The Simpsons.""I won't be doing the voice anymore, that's all we know. Unless there's some way to transition it or something," the "Brockmire" actor told reporters after the panel for his IFC series Thursday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour."What they're going to do with the character is their call, it's up to them, they haven't sorted that out yet," Azaria said of "The Simpsons" team. "All we agreed on is that I won't do the voice anymore. We all had made the decision together, we all feel it was the right...

Trump administration to roll back school lunch regulations on fruits and vegetables
Trump administration to roll back school lunch regulations on fruits and vegetables

The USDA announced they plan to roll back school lunch regulations championed by Michelle Obama to allow schools "more flexibility" in what they serve because "because they know their children best."

Supreme Court will hear case that could decide future presidential elections
Supreme Court will hear case that could decide future presidential elections

Must the 538 members of the Electoral College vote for their states' winning candidates, or can they exercise independent judgment?

A 15-year-old orphan who lives with his grandparents is being kicked out of their senior living community because he
A 15-year-old orphan who lives with his grandparents is being kicked out of their senior living community because he's too young

Collin Clabaugh has been living with his grandparents in a 55-and-over gated community in Arizona since last year, when both of his parents died.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute
U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute
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  • 2020-01-17 20:50:06Z

As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state's popular vote, an act that could upend an election. The Supreme Court will take up appeals in two cases - from Washington state and Colorado - involving electors who decided to vote in the Electoral College process for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 even though she won the popular vote in their states.

Pilot caught on camera writing pro-Trump graffiti, racial slurs at Tallahassee airport
Pilot caught on camera writing pro-Trump graffiti, racial slurs at Tallahassee airport
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  • 2020-01-17 20:49:13Z

Police believe James E. Dees, a pilot for Delta subsidiary Endeavor Air, carried out 20 graffiti incidents at Tallahassee International Airport.

Rand Paul Slams the Bidens over Alleged Corruption:
Rand Paul Slams the Bidens over Alleged Corruption: 'It Smells to High Heaven'

Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) said Thursday that Joe and Hunter Biden's activity in Ukraine "goes to the heart of the matter" surrounding the upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, and argued that GOP senators must be willing to call President Trump's preferred witnesses, or "all hell is going to break lose."Appearing on Hannity, Paul stated that he believed the alleged corruption perpetrated by Hunter Biden in his role on the board of a Ukrainian gas company Burisma - while his father was overseeing official U.S. relations with Kyiv -needed to be explored."If the president is being accused of withholding foreign aid, and his argument is, 'Well, we were studying corruption, and we wanted...

Joe Biden says
Joe Biden says 'you can keep' your private insurance 'if your employer doesn't take it away from you'

Former Vice President Joe Biden is still promising "If you like your insurance, you can keep it" - with a twist.In his endorsement interview with The New York Times published Friday, Biden is asked about that phrase both he and former President Barack Obama have said in the past. And after accepting that he actually did say it, Biden promised that "if you like your plan, you can keep it," provided "your employer doesn't take it away from you."While the ObamaCare mantra of keeping the insurance you like ended up not exactly being true, Biden still modified it in a July 2019 primary debate to say under his presidency, "If you like your health care plan,...

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Nationalist 'antics' or the future of the GOP? College Republicans are at war

College Republicans can't decide whether they should be more policy-focused or attract as much attention as possible. The future of the GOP may be at stake.

California teachers exposed to jet fuel dump plan lawsuit
California teachers exposed to jet fuel dump plan lawsuit
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  • 2020-01-17 18:22:33Z

Southern California teachers plan to file a lawsuit after a commercial airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to Los Angeles International Airport, their attorney said Friday. None were taken to a hospital at the time, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Sky Cornell said. Attorney Gloria Allred said in a statement Friday that teachers who were exposed to the fuel are filing a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines.

Toyota to move Tacoma truck production to Mexico from U.S.
Toyota to move Tacoma truck production to Mexico from U.S.
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  • 2020-01-17 18:16:50Z

Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it will move production of its mid-size Tacoma pick-up truck from the United States to Mexico as it adjusts production around North America. The largest Japanese automaker also said it will end production of the Toyota Sequoia in Indiana by 2022 as that facility focuses on mid-size SUVs and minivans. Toyota will shift production of the Sequoia in 2022 to Texas and that plant will end production of the Tacoma by late 2021.

Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike
Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike
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  • 2020-01-17 18:00:27Z

Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm to American forces, officials said Friday. The Pentagon's chief spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said Defense Secretary Mark Esper did not know of the injuries until he was told Thursday afternoon that the 11 troops had been sent for evaluation at U.S. medical facilities - eight in Germany and three in Kuwait.

Hillary Clinton to 2020 Democratic voters: pick a winner
Hillary Clinton to 2020 Democratic voters: pick a winner

Hillary Rodham Clinton has advice for Democratic voters faced with an unsettled field of presidential contenders: pick a winner. "This is an election that will have such profound impact, so take your vote seriously," Clinton said. Voters must act thoughtfully "because Lord knows what will happen if

The TSA apologized after an agent pulled a Native American passenger
The TSA apologized after an agent pulled a Native American passenger's braid and said "giddyup!" during a pat down

Tara Houska was going through security at the Minneapolis airport on Monday when she said an agent humiliated her by whipping her braids.

Andonovski cuts four World Cup winners as he names 20-player USWNT Olympic qualifying roster
Andonovski cuts four World Cup winners as he names 20-player USWNT Olympic qualifying roster

U.S. women's national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named his 20-player roster for Olympic qualifying, cutting eight players from his January camp. Andonovski called in 28 players for the USWNT's January camp and had to cut down his group heading into the 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament, which begins later this month. The USWNT boss has cut the following eight players from his 28-player group: Jane Campbell, Casey Short, Midge Purce, Tierna Davidson, Allie Long, Morgan Brian, Mallory Pugh, and Sophia Smith.

Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine
Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that he had an obligation to evaluate and investigate the matter. In interviews with conservative radio hosts, Pompeo said he had no knowledge of the allegations until earlier this week when congressional Democrats released documents from an associate of President Donald Trump's personal attorney suggesting that Marie Yovanovitch was being watched.

Pilots sat back and watched a plane take off entirely on its own as Airbus gets one step closer to fully self-flying aircraft
Pilots sat back and watched a plane take off entirely on its own as Airbus gets one step closer to fully self-flying aircraft

An Airbus test aircraft successfully took off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southern France autonomously without any pilot input.

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Trump's impeachment legal team to include Kenneth Starr and Alan Dershowitz

The team includes Pat Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray.

Trump Adds Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr to Impeachment Legal Team
Trump Adds Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr to Impeachment Legal Team

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump has named constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz to present arguments for his acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial, Dershowitz said in an interview."I can confirm that I will be making oral arguments at the Senate trial addressing the constitutional issues around impeachment," Dershowitz said.Trump also added the former Whitewater prosecutors Ken Starr and Robert Ray to his team, according Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow. Starr was the independent counsel for the investigation, which began with real estate deals by former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, and ultimately led to Clinton's impeachment in 1998 for lying about an...

Royal Caribbean blames
Royal Caribbean blames 'reckless' grandfather in toddler Chloe Wiegand's death

"His actions... were reckless and irresponsible and the sole reason why Chloe is no longer with her parents," Royal Caribbean said in court documents.

'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said "you have not seen anything yet" before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change. "So, we are now in a new year and we have entered a new decade and so far, during this decade, we have seen no sign whatsoever that real climate action is coming and that has to change," Thunberg said in a speech in Lausanne. Hundreds will take trains over the weekend and then march to Klosters near Davos, the annual gathering of world political and business leaders that Thunberg is attending for the second year in a row and will take part in...

A North Carolina teen was healthy and athletic. The flu killed her in days
A North Carolina teen was healthy and athletic. The flu killed her in days

Lacie Rian Fisher, 15, died suddenly from flu complications. Now, her parents urge others to get vaccinated. "No, it's not just a cold," her mom said.

Prominent lawyers Starr, Dershowitz join Trump impeachment team
Prominent lawyers Starr, Dershowitz join Trump impeachment team
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  • 2020-01-17 15:28:16Z

President Donald Trump is bringing in high-profile legal firepower to help defend him in the Senate impeachment trial, with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for the impeachment of Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz. The team defending the Republican president will be led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump private attorney Jay Sekulow, Trump's legal team and a source said.

Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln shatters US Navy
Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln shatters US Navy's record for longest post-Cold War deployment with 10-month around-the-world tour
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  • 2020-01-17 15:25:59Z

The Lincoln broke a cruise record the ship set nearly two decades earlier, sailed around the world, and sent warnings to both Russia and Iran.

'Never heard about this at all': Pompeo says he knew nothing about alleged Yovanovitch tracking

Newly released text messages suggest Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, discussed tracking the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

AP source: Dershowitz, Starr on Trump impeachment legal team
AP source: Dershowitz, Starr on Trump impeachment legal team

President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. The team will also include Pam

Lara Trump is making fun of Joe Biden
Lara Trump is making fun of Joe Biden's stutter

Apparently Lara Trump didn't get the message about former Vice President Joe Biden's stutter.Trump, who's married to President Trump's son Eric, decided to take a low blow at Biden during a Women for Trump event in Iowa on Thursday night. "I feel kind of sad for Joe Biden," she said, because "I'm supposed to want him to fail at every turn, but every time he comes on stage or they turn to him I'm like 'Joe can you get it out? Let's get the words out Joe.'"> Lara Trump on the Dem field/debate "I feel kind of sad for Joe Biden...I'm supposed to want him to fail at every turn, but every time he comes on stage or they turn to him I'm like 'Joe can you get it out?...

U.S. manufacturing output rises unexpectedly
U.S. manufacturing output rises unexpectedly
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  • 2020-01-17 14:22:22Z

U.S. manufacturing output rose unexpectedly in December as a drop in motor vehicle output was outpaced by increases in production of other durable goods, food and beverages, and other products. The Federal Reserve said on Friday that manufacturing production rose 0.2% last month after a downwardly revised 1.0% increase in November. Overall industrial output fell 0.3% in December after a downwardly revised increase of 0.8% in November.

Russia: Iran was spooked by reports of U.S. F-35s when it downed airliner
Russia: Iran was spooked by reports of U.S. F-35s when it downed airliner

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran's accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week occurred at a time when Tehran was spooked by reports of advanced U.S. stealth fighters in the area. Iran's downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, which killed all 176 people aboard, has created a crisis for the Islamic Republic's clerical rulers who have faced days of protests after the Iranian military admitted it had shot down the plane accidentally. Lavrov, speaking at his annual news conference in Moscow, called the incident a human error and said he was not trying to excuse anyone for what happened.

Antifa Group to March With Pro-Gun Protesters at Virginia Rally
Antifa Group to March With Pro-Gun Protesters at Virginia Rally

An annual 2nd Amendment rally in Richmond, Va. scheduled for this Monday will see gun rights activists marching alonside an unusual ally: the local Antifa chapter.While Antifa groups are most famous for sometimes-violent protests against right-wing groups, the Richmond-based Antifa Seven Hills is joining 2nd Amendment supporters in support of gun rights."I think it's been pretty important for us to focus on the fact that gun control in America has a legacy of racist enforcement," Seven Hills spokesperson James told Vice, requesting that his last name be withheld from publication. "Like taking guns away from black people, because black people were perceived as a threat to...

An Impeachment Trial That Could Unfold Out of Public View
An Impeachment Trial That Could Unfold Out of Public View

WASHINGTON -- Americans tuning in to witness electrifying exchanges in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump might be in for a shock themselves: Lawmakers could pull the C-SPAN plug and go into closed session at critical moments of debate over the conduct of the trial and the fate of

Unhappy and Preoccupied, the President Tries in Vain to Change the Subject
Unhappy and Preoccupied, the President Tries in Vain to Change the Subject

WASHINGTON -- Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa administered the oath to Chief Justice John Roberts in the well of the Senate, asking him to swear "that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, president of the United States,"

Trump again denied knowing Lev Parnas. So Parnas
Trump again denied knowing Lev Parnas. So Parnas' lawyer posted more robust proof.

Despite a warning from Lev Parnas, President Trump claimed not to know him again Thursday. "I don't know Parnas, other than I guess I had pictures taken, which I do with thousands of people," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "I don't know him at all, don't know what he's about, don't know where he comes from, know nothing about him. ... I don't believe I've ever spoken to him."Jospeh Bondy, Parnas' lawyer, brought the receipts, posting a video taken at Mar-a-Lago in December 2016, where Trump is clearly talking with Parnas, who is standing next to him and also Roman Nasirov, a former Ukrainian official charged with embezzlement.> Here's the "I don't know him...

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei calls Trump a
Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei calls Trump a 'clown,' defends Iran's military

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei called President Donald Trump a "clown" as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012.

4 changes coming to Social Security in 2020
4 changes coming to Social Security in 2020

If you're one of some 69 million Americans who receive Social Security or SSI benefits, you'll notice some changes in 2020. Here are four.

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Putin's, Xi's ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West
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  • 2020-01-17 11:36:26Z

Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world's most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Putin's sudden announcement this week of constitutional changes that could allow him to extend control way beyond the end of his term in 2024 echoes Xi's move in 2018 to eliminate constitutional term limits on the head of state. Russia and China are on another level though when it comes to influencing international events - China through its economic might and rising military, Russia through its willingness to insert itself into conflicts such as the Syrian one and to try to influence overseas elections through misinformation or make mischief through...

FEATURE-'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakes
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  • 2020-01-17 11:00:00Z

Thomas Aycock's life flashed before his eyes one night in the Everglades as a 13-foot Burmese python squeezed his arm and a leg in its coils. Aycock, who was trying to bag the snake by himself, still recalls feeling its tail across his back. "I knew what it was doing, it was going for my throat," said the 54-year-old Florida Army National Guard major who was able to wrestle free during that incident in the summer of 2018.

'We can't wait': Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under

The tropical Maldives may lose entire islands unless it can quickly access cheap financing to fight the impact of climate change, its foreign minister said. The archipelago's former president Mohamed Nasheed famously held a cabinet meeting underwater to draw attention to submerging land and global warming a decade ago. "For small states, it is not easy," Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid told Reuters in New Delhi.

Khamenei: Iran gave U.S.
Khamenei: Iran gave U.S. 'slap on face', calls missile strikes 'day of God'

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a Friday sermon that Iran's missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq this month delivered a "slap on the face" to the United States, showing the Islamic Republic had divine support. During a spike in tension, Iran launched missiles at U.S. targets on Jan. 8 in response to a U.S. drone strike on Jan. 3 that killed Qassem Soleimeni, a powerful Iranian general who was close to Khamenei.

Honduran migrant caravan rumbles on through Guatemala
Honduran migrant caravan rumbles on through Guatemala

More than 1,000 Honduran migrants broke through a police barrier on the border with Guatemala on Thursday in a bid to join hundreds of others heading for the United States. The latest Central American migrant caravan formed despite increased attempts by President Donald Trump to keep them out of the US. Last year the US signed a deal with Guatemala that obliges migrants traveling through it and seeking asylum in the US to first request protection in the Central American nation.

'Let's Get The Words Out': Lara Trump Taunts Joe Biden Over Stutter

The president's daughter-in-law said she feels "sad" for Biden.

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