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Evansville coach McCarty fired amid misconduct allegations
Evansville coach McCarty fired amid misconduct allegations

Walter McCarty has been fired as Evansville's coach after an investigation revealed additional allegations of off-court misconduct, the university announced Tuesday. McCarty was placed on administrative leave on Dec. 26 so university officials could investigate allegations of sexual misconduct and violations of the school's Title IX policy. In a statement announcing the decision, which is effective immediately, the school said it had received new reports of misconduct with members of the ''campus community'' during McCarty's tenure of less than two seasons.

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses
Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

House impeachment managers led by veteran prosecutor Adam Schiff used the opening debate over trial procedures to lay out on national television their case against the US leader, underscoring why they want the Senate to immediately issue subpoenas for new evidence and Trump aides to testify.

Penn State student allegedly assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers
Penn State student allegedly assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers

"Obviously, the alleged incident is absolutely antithetical to our fraternity's ideals and values," Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity spokesperson said.

Bloomberg calls for Trump
Bloomberg calls for Trump's removal in new impeachment ad
  • US
  • 2020-01-22 00:18:48Z

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.

Boeing Hiked Fourth-Quarter Lobby Spend in 737 Max Crisis
Boeing Hiked Fourth-Quarter Lobby Spend in 737 Max Crisis

(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...

More US troops under medical evaluation after missile attack
More US troops under medical evaluation after missile attack
  • World
  • 2020-01-21 23:37:09Z

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.

Tekashi 6ix9ine won
Tekashi 6ix9ine won't be allowed to serve the rest of his 2-year sentence in home confinement even though his prison has a lot of Blood gang members
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  • 2020-01-21 22:35:54Z

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.

Russia admits its deadly Zircon hypersonic missile is suffering from
Russia admits its deadly Zircon hypersonic missile is suffering from 'childhood diseases'

The weapon which is expected to eventually arm the country's newer frigates is apparently experiencing developmental challenges.

4 wild stories we
4 wild stories we've learned so far from 'A Very Stable Genius,' a new book on the Trump White House

The book tells never-before-heard stories about the Trump White House, and confirms anecdotes that were detailed in other books and reporting.

First US case of deadly coronavirus reported in Washington state, CDC says
First US case of deadly coronavirus reported in Washington state, CDC says

A new coronavirus has killed six people in China. Now, US officials say the first case has been reported in Washington state.

It's so cold in Florida that Disney World water park and other Orlando parks are closing

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.

Pedro Martínez thinks Mike Fiers broke clubhouse code telling on Astros
Pedro Martínez thinks Mike Fiers broke clubhouse code telling on Astros

Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martínez thinks former Astros hurler Mike Fiers broke clubhouse code by spilling the beans on the Astros' cheating scheme.

Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports
Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports

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.

A college student from Iran who waited a year to be granted a student visa was deported by US border patrol agents when he arrived
A college student from Iran who waited a year to be granted a student visa was deported by US border patrol agents when he arrived

An Iranian college student facing deportation has ignited outrage from local community members to politicians on Capitol Hill.

These Wedding Traditions Are Being Killed Off by Millennials
These Wedding Traditions Are Being Killed Off by Millennials

Millennials are saying "I don't" to these old-school wedding traditions.

Biden Dismisses Doubts on His Black Support:
Biden Dismisses Doubts on His Black Support: 'You Know Better. You Know Better.'

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

New charge filed against Michigan lawmaker who reportedly said boys could
New charge filed against Michigan lawmaker who reportedly said boys could 'have a lot of fun' with reporter

The sexual harassment allegation, filed by a Michigan state senator, comes as Peter Lucido faces investigation over remarks to a reporter.

McConnell Changes Trial Rules at Last Minute: Key Takeaways
McConnell Changes Trial Rules at Last Minute: Key Takeaways

(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...

Trump impeachment trial resumes with McConnell proposing rules for debate
Trump impeachment trial resumes with McConnell proposing rules for debate

"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."

Security guard
Security guard 'definitely saved lives' by killing shooter at Kansas City bar, police say

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.

Trump Did
Trump Did 'Nothing Wrong,' Lawyer Says: Impeachment Update

(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...

Senate leaders from President Bill Clinton
Senate leaders from President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial: Two sides must work together

Former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott and Democratic leader Tom Daschle navigated through the 1999 Clinton impeachment trial and emerged friends.

Supreme Court refuses for now to hear appeal of decision threatening Affordable Care Act
Supreme Court refuses for now to hear appeal of decision threatening Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court ruled last month that the government cannot force most consumers to buy health insurance because a tax penalty was eliminated.

Hamas official threatens more explosive balloons into Israel
Hamas official threatens more explosive balloons into Israel
  • World
  • 2020-01-21 18:08:56Z

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.

Trump administration won
Trump administration won't turn over auto import probe report, defying Congress
  • US
  • 2020-01-21 17:53:39Z

The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by imported vehicles and auto parts, citing pending international negotiations and executive branch deliberations. Congress inserted a provision in

Venezuela reportedly has less than $1 billion in cash, which is less than rapper Jay-Z
Venezuela reportedly has less than $1 billion in cash, which is less than rapper Jay-Z's net worth

The South American country has been cash-strapped since facing global sanctions.

2 more inmates killed in troubled Mississippi prison
2 more inmates killed in troubled Mississippi prison

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.

Conor McGregor voices support for US President Donald Trump:
Conor McGregor voices support for US President Donald Trump: 'Possibly the USA GOAT'

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

Dutch farm dad
Dutch farm dad 'beat bad spirits out of kids'

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.

Lawyer: Michael Avenatti too isolated in jail to help case
Lawyer: Michael Avenatti too isolated in jail to help case
  • US
  • 2020-01-21 15:48:36Z

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
Hillary Clinton says 'nobody likes' Bernie Sanders
  • World
  • 2020-01-21 15:09:45Z

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.

Trump foe Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers
Trump foe Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers
  • US
  • 2020-01-21 15:00:23Z

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...

Tesla Created Demand for Electric Cars, But Only for Teslas
Tesla Created Demand for Electric Cars, But Only for Teslas

(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

World needs to prepare for
World needs to prepare for 'millions' of climate refugees: U.N.

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,...

California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen
California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen

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.

Guggenheim Says Market a
Guggenheim Says Market a 'Ponzi Scheme' That Must Collapse

(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...

Warren would ask for resignation of all of Trump
Warren would ask for resignation of all of Trump's political appointees
  • US
  • 2020-01-21 14:02:14Z

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 Claims
Hillary Clinton Claims 'Nobody Likes' Sanders: 'He Was a Career Politician'

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton heavily criticized Senator Bernie Sanders's campaign in an interview released Tuesday, and said she's "not going to go there yet" when asked if she would endorse the Vermont Senator in the general election.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the release of a docu-series called Hillary, Clinton confirmed that she stood by comments made about Sanders in the documentary."He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into," Clinton reportedly says.The...

Hillary: Bernie Sanders Is Just a Career Politician and
Hillary: Bernie Sanders Is Just a Career Politician and 'Nobody Likes Him'

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...

Red States Brace for Disasters Of Climate, but Won
Red States Brace for Disasters Of Climate, but Won't Name It

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

'Constitutional Nonsense': Trump's Impeachment Defense Defies Legal Consensus

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

Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons
Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons 'Attempted to Pressure Me' to Drop #MeToo Documentary

Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons 'Attempted to Pressure Me' to Drop MeToo Documentary

Trump says
Trump says 'America is thriving' at Davos, Switzerland, economic forum before impeachment trial

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."

Hurricane Rudy Strikes Back: Giuliani Hints At Tapes Exposing Parnas
Hurricane Rudy Strikes Back: Giuliani Hints At Tapes Exposing Parnas 'Lies'

Will the potential Trump impeachment witness hit back?

Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins
Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

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.

Iran MP offers reward for killing Trump, U.S. calls it
Iran MP offers reward for killing Trump, U.S. calls it 'ridiculous'

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

Trump Seeks
Trump Seeks 'Hundreds of Billions' for U.S.: Davos Update
  • World
  • 2020-01-21 10:00:59Z

(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 is being held in El Chapo
Michael Avenatti is being held in El Chapo's cell at the Manhattan jail where Epstein died, his lawyer says
  • US
  • 2020-01-21 09:51:00Z

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

Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Trump
Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Trump

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.

Dershowitz tells CNN he wasn
Dershowitz tells CNN he wasn't wrong about Clinton's impeachment but is 'far more correct' defending Trump

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...

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