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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

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.

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
  • US
  • 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.'

Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend
Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death
  • US
  • 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.

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.

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.

Trump administration imposes sanctions on Turkey, as critics slam decision to withdraw U.S. troops
Trump administration imposes sanctions on Turkey, as critics slam decision to withdraw U.S. troops

Facing blow back for a decision to allow Turkey's invasion against Kurdish fighters in Syria, Trump repeated a threat to impose sanctions on Ankara.

Syria chaos poses new political perils for Trump by uniting Democratic and GOP lawmakers against him
Syria chaos poses new political perils for Trump by uniting Democratic and GOP lawmakers against him

The break within the party underscores the high stakes for Donald Trump in the coming months and the importance of Republicans remaining loyal to him.

Soldier wounded during search for Bowe Bergdahl dies of his injuries
Soldier wounded during search for Bowe Bergdahl dies of his injuries

A US soldier shot in the head during the 2009 search for army deserter Bowe Bergdahl has died from his injuries. Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen died on Saturday at the age of 46, 10 years after being injured in the hunt for his missing comrade. He spent 21 years in the army and national guard, and retired in 2013 on receiving the Purple Heart. He had been unable to walk or speak since a sniper shot him in the head in July 2009 while he was looking for Bergdahl, who had walked off his base in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years.   At Bergdahl's trial, Allen's wife Shannon testified that it would take up to 90 minutes each morning to get her husband out of bed, showered, and...

'This came directly from Hunter': Biden opens new front against Trump

After three weeks of sustained attacks from President Donald Trump over his son's overseas business deals, Joe Biden is no longer reacting with a mix of silence and counter-accusations. The former vice president is rolling out a new ethics policy banning White House family members from foreign entanglements

In Jamal Khashoggi
In Jamal Khashoggi's death, Saudi money is talking louder than murder

Donald Trump praises Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Jared Kushner is among those flocking to the Saudi 'Davos in the Desert': Our view

Saudi Arabia: We are undergoing an unprecedented transformation
Saudi Arabia: We are undergoing an unprecedented transformation

Jamal Khashoggi's death was an aberration that should not define us as a nation, writes Fahad Nazer, spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy.

Trump suggested the Kurds were releasing ISIS prisoners, but US officials say Turkish-backed forces are actually doing this
Trump suggested the Kurds were releasing ISIS prisoners, but US officials say Turkish-backed forces are actually doing this

Trump had no evidence to back up the suggestion the Kurds released ISIS detainees, and US officials said it was actually Turkish-backed forces.

California governor demands PG&E accountability for mismanaging power shutoffs
California governor demands PG&E accountability for mismanaging power shutoffs
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 21:29:03Z

PG&E had imposed a string of planned power outages of unprecedented scale to reduce wildfire risks posed by extremely windy, dry weather that left more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California without power. Newsom also said he sent a letter to California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer, confirming that the agency will be conducting a comprehensive inquiry and review of PG&E's planning, implementation and decision-making process failures.

Big 12 Season Preview: Power Rankings, Preseason Awards and a return to glory for the Kansas Jayhawks
Big 12 Season Preview: Power Rankings, Preseason Awards and a return to glory for the Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas' streak ended last year, but the Jayhawks are back, baby.

FBI officials were
FBI officials were 'rattled' and 'blindsided' by Trump's call for Ukraine to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden

Officials were stunned not just by the nature of Trump's actions but also by his brazenness, which came months after the FBI closed the Russia probe.

Trump hits Turkey with tariffs, threatens sanctions over Syria incursion
Trump hits Turkey with tariffs, threatens sanctions over Syria incursion

President Donald Trump on Monday said he would authorize sanctions against Turkish officials, stop negotiating with Turkey on a $100 billion trade deal, and boost tariffs on the country's steel to 50 percent over Ankara's incursion into northeast Syria. Turkey launched the cross-border assault on Kurdish YPG militia on Wednesday after Trump withdrew some U.S. troops from the region, drawing sharp criticism from fellow Republicans who accused him abandoning allies who fought against Islamic State. Trump's statement promising an executive order "soon" did not specify individuals but said it would enable Washington to impose "powerful additional sanctions" on those who may be involved in...

Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him
Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 19:48:57Z

Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated. A statue in Providence, Rhode Island, was splashed from head to toe Monday with red paint, and a sign reading "Stop celebrating genocide" was leaned against the pedestal. The statue has been the target of vandals on Columbus Day in the past.

Former Donald Trump Russia adviser Fiona Hill appears before lawmakers in impeachment probe
Former Donald Trump Russia adviser Fiona Hill appears before lawmakers in impeachment probe

Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser, testified Monday before Congress as part of the House's impeachment inquiry examining Ukraine.

Liz Cheney Blames Turkey
Liz Cheney Blames Turkey's Invasion of Syria on Democrats' Impeachment Inquiry

During a Fox & Friends appearance on Monday morning, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) suggested that Turkey's invasion of Syria and attack on America's Kurdish allies was tied to Democrats launching an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.The Wyoming congresswoman and co-host Brian Kilmeade, both

The Latest: Columbus statue defaced in Southern California
The Latest: Columbus statue defaced in Southern California
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 19:14:08Z

A statue of Christopher Columbus in a Southern California park was found to be vandalized with red paint on the federal holiday honoring the 15th century Italian navigator. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports a police officer discovered the damage Monday at Discovery Park in the city of Chula Vista. Columbus statues were also vandalized in San Francisco and Rhode Island.

Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.
Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.
  • World
  • 2019-10-14 19:05:54Z

President Donald Trump's acquiescence to Turkey's move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only one week's time turned into a bloody carnage, forced the abandonment of a successful five-year-long American project to keep the peace on a volatile border and given an unanticipated victory to four U.S. adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the Islamic State group.Rarely has a presidential decision resulted so immediately in what his own party leaders have described as disastrous consequences for U.S. allies and interests. How this decision happened -- springing from an "off-script moment" with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, in the words of a...

U.S. Senator McConnell to meet with Trump administration to discuss Syria
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 19:01:41Z

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed grave concern about the U.S. response to Turkey's incursion in Syria, and said he will meet with officials in President Donald Trump's administration and other senators this week to discuss the situation. "Abandoning this fight now and withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria would re-create the very conditions that we have worked hard to destroy and invite the resurgence of ISIS," he said in a statement, referring to the Islamic State militant group.

Executed man
Executed man's daughter asks court to order DNA testing
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 18:52:59Z

A woman whose father was executed for murder in Tennessee 13 years ago asked a judge on Monday to order the testing of DNA evidence in the case. The hearing in Memphis focused largely on whether April Alley can legally bring a petition for DNA testing on behalf of her father's estate. Sedley Alley was convicted of the 1985 murder of 19-year-old Marine Lance Cpl.

7 Indigenous Pioneers You Need to Know
7 Indigenous Pioneers You Need to Know

A Florida dog went missing. 12 years later, she reunited with her owner in Pittsburgh

It took 12 years for Katheryn Strang to be reunited with Dutchess, her fox terrier. But the moment arrived over 1,100 miles from Strang's home.

Booker Scolds Buttigieg for Referring to Gun
Booker Scolds Buttigieg for Referring to Gun 'Buybacks' as 'Confiscation': 'Doing the NRA's Work for Them'

Senator Cory Booker (D., N.J.) admonished fellow presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday for referring to a mandatory gun buyback proposal as "confiscation" on the grounds that doing so propagates a right-wing talking point."Calling buyback programs 'confiscation' is doing the NRA's work for them," wrote Booker on Twitter, "and they don't need our help."Buttigieg insisted on referring to buybacks as "confiscation" in an interview on the Snapchat show Good Luck America. Previously, the South Bend, Indiana Mayor shied away from such comparisons."As a policy, it's had mixed results," said Buttigieg during an October 2 interview....

Family: Cop who killed black woman should be fired, charged
Family: Cop who killed black woman should be fired, charged
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 18:03:21Z

The family of a 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her 8-year-old nephew expressed outrage Monday that the officer has not been arrested or fired. The Fort Worth Police Department said officers responded about 2:25 a.m. Saturday after a neighbor called a non-emergency line to report the home's front door had been left open. The responding officer fired a shot through a window, killing Atatiana Jefferson.

Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty
Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 17:47:20Z

A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder on Monday. Jurors did convict Robert "Chip" Olsen of aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement. A judge was deliberating whether to grant bond for Olsen or keep him in custody until his sentencing on Nov. 1.

Democrats, Republicans to seek reversal of Trump Syria pullback: Pelosi
Democrats, Republicans to seek reversal of Trump Syria pullback: Pelosi

The top congressional Democrat said Monday she had agreed with Republicans on the need for a resolution to overturn Donald Trump's "dangerous" troop withdrawal from northern Syria, as the US president threatened tough sanctions against Ankara. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also said congressional

Joe Biden
Joe Biden's son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his father win the presidency. Biden, the 49-year-old son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, revealed his plan Sunday in an internet post written by his attorney, George Mesires, who outlined a defense of the younger Biden's work in Ukraine and China, which has emerged as one of Trump's chief lines of attack against Hunter's father despite no proof of impropriety. "Hunter makes the following...

More than a dozen police killed in ambush in violent Mexican state

More than a dozen police have been shot dead in an ambush in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, authorities said on Monday, in one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December. The ministry for public security said on Twitter it would use all means at its disposal to catch those responsible for the attack in the municipality of Aguililla in Michoacan, a state that has long been convulsed by turf wars between drug cartels. The federal public security ministry said 14 police were killed, though its state counterpart in Michoacan said 13 officers were confirmed dead, and three injured.

States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren
States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks

University campuses have abandoned their central mission in their pursuit of utopia. The American public has had enough.

Trump
Trump's latest conspiracy theory is that the Kurds released ISIS prisoners to pull the US back into Syria

The Kurds bore the brunt of the US-led campaign against ISIS, and Trump is now suggesting without evidence that they released ISIS prisoners.

Nancy Pelosi doesn
Nancy Pelosi doesn't have to hold House impeachment inquiry vote. But the speaker should.

Donald Trump is wrong on what the Constitution needs on impeachment inquiry. But a full House vote would give investigators a stronger hand: Our view

Iran alleges foreign government behind
Iran alleges foreign government behind 'treacherous' ship attack

Iran said Monday a foreign government was behind what it alleges was a "treacherous" attack on a tanker off Saudi Arabia last week, as it released pictures of its damaged hull. Tehran says the Iranian-flagged Sabiti oil tanker was hit by two separate explosions off the Red Sea port of Jeddah on Friday. It is the first Iranian ship to have been targeted since a spate of attacks on vessels in the Gulf that Washington blamed on Tehran.

2-year-old boy shot in
2-year-old boy shot in 'cowardly, violent act' of road rage, suspect charged: Baltimore police
  • US
  • 2019-10-14 15:57:00Z

A 2-year-old boy was shot in the stomach in a "cowardly, violent act" of apparent road rage in Baltimore, authorities said. Whoever you thought you were shooting at, you didn't shoot," Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said. The boy remained in the hospital Monday morning as the suspected shooter, Javon Johnson, 33, was charged, said police.

Syria regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on Kurds
Syria regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on Kurds

The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border Monday to contain Ankara's deadly offensive against the Kurds, stepping in for US forces due to begin a controversial withdrawal. The Syrian army has maintained a presence in the Kurdish-controlled cities of Qamishli and Hasakeh in Syria's northeast since the start of the war, and deployed a limited number of troops around the key city of Manbij in 2018 at the request of Kurdish forces to shield the area from a feared Turkish assault.

US officials are considering pulling nuclear weapons from Turkey, effectively severing the US-Turkey alliance
US officials are considering pulling nuclear weapons from Turkey, effectively severing the US-Turkey alliance

The US-Turkey relationship has soured over the past several years, but the US still stores as many as 50 B61 gravity bombs at Inçirlik Air Base.

CNN
CNN's Anti-Religious Town Hall

LGBT activists gathered last week for CNN's "Equality" town hall with the Democratic presidential candidates. The advocates present were, in the words of Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David, the "tip of the spear in our fight for full equality."The "spear" metaphor grew more apt as the night went on.Religious freedom was the second-most-popular whipping post. The candidates talked about the concept with palpable derision, as if religion - save Islam, which they predictably if incoherently exempted - were a ruse used to cement old prejudices. No one actually believes those folksy things about God, heaven, and hell, right? Never considered was the notion that people hold earnest...

Anthony Scaramucci is desperately trying to recruit Mitt Romney for a 2020 run

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is running for president again -- at least in Anthony Scaramucci's dreams.The famously short-lived White House communications director has since turned on the president who appointed him, and has publicly said he's trying to knock President Trump off the 2020 ticket. Now, it seems Scaramucci has decided on his dream candidate, and has launched a website and line of T-shirts to persuade him to run.Scaramucci started making his support for Romney known earlier this month, tweeting a poll that showed the 2012 GOP nominee beating the presumptive 2020 nominee in a hypothetical primary. He then revealed last week he'd launched Mitt2020.org, and on Sunday night, showed...

Far-right groups protest Ukrainian president
Far-right groups protest Ukrainian president's peace plan

Shooting off flares and shouting "glory to Ukraine," thousands of far-right and nationalist activists marched Monday through Kyiv, protesting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's leadership and his long-awaited peace plan for eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy sought to improve his patriotic credentials by visiting Ukrainian troops on the front line of the five-year conflict with Moscow-backed separatists, which has killed at least 13,000 people. Earlier Monday, he held a moment of silence at a monument to its Ukrainian victims.

Russia
Russia's Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Mideast trip
  • World
  • 2019-10-14 14:40:37Z

Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Saudi Arabia on Monday, meeting with the oil-rich nation's king and crown prince as he seeks to cement Moscow's political and energy ties across the Mideast. Putin received all the trappings of a state visit, with a mounted guard escorting his limousine to King Salman's Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on his first visit to the kingdom since 2007. In the intervening years, the Arab Spring roiled the wider Mideast as Putin would partner with Iran in backing Syrian President Bashar Assad in that country's still-raging war.

Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres amid Backlash Over Her Friendship with George W. Bush
Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres amid Backlash Over Her Friendship with George W. Bush

Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres' Friendship with George W. Bush

Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats
Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were detrimental to the area's coal mining and fracking industries.

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