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Bill Cosby Decries "Scheme To Destroy America
Bill Cosby Decries "Scheme To Destroy America's Dad" As Sexual Assault Appeal Denied; Court "Racist," Says Wife

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed today that convicted sex offender Bill Cosby won't be getting out of prison anytime soon, and the once beloved actor is very pissed off about that. 'This news of the Superior Court denying Mr. Cosby's appeal is appalling and disappointing, but it shows the level of corruption that resides […]

Officer, 3 civilians dead after massive gun battle breaks out in New Jersey
Officer, 3 civilians dead after massive gun battle breaks out in New Jersey
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  • 2019-12-10 21:24:00Z

A New Jersey police officer and three civilians have died after a gun battle was prompted by what is believed to have been a drug deal gone bad in Jersey City, officials said. The slain officer was shot at the Bay View Cemetery allegedly by two suspects who fled to a Jewish supermarket at Wilkinson

Why a California Republican Leader Left the GOP
Why a California Republican Leader Left the GOP

Chad Mayes, the until-recently Republican state assemblyman from Yucca Valley, California, didn't want to talk about President Donald Trump.But it was impossible to avoid the elephant in the room."Even though I'm a state legislator, trying to focus on state policy, the question I get from

What Did the U.S. Get for $2 Trillion in Afghanistan?
What Did the U.S. Get for $2 Trillion in Afghanistan?
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  • 2019-12-10 20:12:49Z

All told, the cost of nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan will amount to more than $2 trillion. Was the money well spent?There is little to show for it. The Taliban control much of the country. Afghanistan remains one of the world's largest sources of refugees and migrants. More than 2,400 U.S.

Poll: Joe Biden still leads nationally while Michael Bloomberg debuts in top five
Poll: Joe Biden still leads nationally while Michael Bloomberg debuts in top five

Bloomberg is at 5% with Democrats and Democratic leaning voters in a the poll published Tuesday, still far from the leading three candidates.

Trump denounces charges as Democrats announce articles of impeachment
Trump denounces charges as Democrats announce articles of impeachment

Trump lashed out against Democrats on Twitter after they announced articles of impeachment accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Multiple people killed in New Jersey shooting, including cop
Multiple people killed in New Jersey shooting, including cop
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  • 2019-12-10 18:47:49Z

A police officer and multiple other people were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy gunfire for about an hour, authorities said. One officer was pronounced dead at a hospital, and multiple other people were found dead at a kosher supermarket

Pensacola shooter legally purchased gun with hunting license, officials said
Pensacola shooter legally purchased gun with hunting license, officials said

The gun, purchased at a licensed dealer, was used in a shooting that left three dead at a Pensacola naval station.

U.S. Attorney General Barr says FBI may have acted in
U.S. Attorney General Barr says FBI may have acted in 'bad faith' on Russia probe
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  • 2019-12-10 18:12:10Z

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday he is still not fully convinced that the FBI acted without bias when it opened its 2016 investigation into links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. In his first interview since Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a scathing report that faulted the FBI for missteps in how it sought a wiretap on a former Trump campaign adviser, Barr said he still has doubts on the FBI's motives to pursue what he called a "baseless" investigation.

Israeli lawmakers submit bill to dissolve parliament
Israeli lawmakers submit bill to dissolve parliament
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  • 2019-12-10 17:51:23Z

Israeli legislators submitted a bill Tuesday that would dissolve parliament and trigger an unprecedented third national elections in less than a year. Israel has been mired in political deadlock for months. With the two largest parties, Likud and Blue and White, unable to form a power-sharing agreement ahead of a Wednesday deadline, lawmakers from the rival sides together tabled the bill.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Karzai tells AP that US cash fed corruption
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  • 2019-12-10 17:50:16Z

Afghanistan's former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades without accountability. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hamid Karzai responded to findings from a trove of newly published documents that successive U.S. administrations misled the public about the war in Afghanistan. Karzai said the documents, obtained by The Washington Post, confirm his long-running complaints about U.S. spending.

Brazil
Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Thunberg a 'brat'

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a "brat" on Tuesday after she criticized mounting violence against indigenous people in which two Amazon tribesmen were shot dead three days ago. The teen activist retorted by changed the biographical description on her Twitter account to "Pirralha".

Mexican ex-security chief charged in US in drug conspiracy
Mexican ex-security chief charged in US in drug conspiracy

A man who served as secretary of public security in Mexico from 2006 to 2012 has been indicted in New York City on drug charges alleging he accepted millions of dollars in bribes to let the Sinaloa cartel operate with impunity in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, a resident of Florida, was charged in Brooklyn federal court with three counts of cocaine trafficking conspiracy and a false statements charge, authorities said in a release.

Small group of Democrats floats censure instead of impeachment
Small group of Democrats floats censure instead of impeachment

It's an unlikely outcome, but it underscores lingering angst among some moderates.

Brazil
Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a "brat"
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  • 2019-12-10 16:59:52Z

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a "brat" after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon. Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given Thunberg, 16, who on Sunday tweeted a link to a story about the murder of two indigenous people in Brazil's Maranhao state.

Florida GOP Rep. Yoho announces retirement from Congress
Florida GOP Rep. Yoho announces retirement from Congress

Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term, saying he never meant to spend more than eight years in Congress. Yoho, who aligned himself with the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party and has been a fierce supporter of President Donald Trump, joins at

The 2 articles of impeachment against President Trump explained - and what happens next
The 2 articles of impeachment against President Trump explained - and what happens next

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the articles separately this week. Those approved will be forwarded to the Senate for a trial.

Donald Trump, House Democrats strike deal on revised trade pact with Mexico, Canada
Donald Trump, House Democrats strike deal on revised trade pact with Mexico, Canada

Donald Trump and House Democrats strike deal to revise a trade pact with Canada and Mexico, giving the president a win on a legislative priority.

Skeptical Barr Looks to the Next Query
Skeptical Barr Looks to the Next Query

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and his allies spent months promising that a report on the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation would be a kind of Rosetta Stone for Trump-era conspiracy enthusiasts -- the key to unlocking the secrets of a government plot to keep Trump from being elected

Trump attacks FBI Director Christopher Wray over IG report, Russia investigation
Trump attacks FBI Director Christopher Wray over IG report, Russia investigation

FBI Director Christopher Wray disputed Trump's claims that federal authorities mounted a "coup" attempt against him.

The Legal Strategy Behind Keeping Impeachment Simple
The Legal Strategy Behind Keeping Impeachment Simple

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The House Judiciary Committee has announced plans to consider two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Because Democrats control the Committee and the House, it is now very close to a foregone conclusion that Trump will be impeached.It's remarkable and historically

Agreement reached by U.S., Canada and Mexico - again - to replace NAFTA
Agreement reached by U.S., Canada and Mexico - again - to replace NAFTA

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Canada, Mexico and the United States have agreed to a fresh overhaul of their quarter-century-old regional trade pact after negotiators approved changes to a preliminary deal struck last year, and officials will sign the new agreement on Tuesday. The deal, which still

Exxon Prevails Over New York in Climate Accounting Case
Exxon Prevails Over New York in Climate Accounting Case

(Bloomberg) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. won a closely watched securities-fraud trial that delved into its internal accounting for the financial risks of climate change, a striking rejection of New York state's claim that the company misled investors for years.The ruling Tuesday by New York Supreme Court Justice

Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction
Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction

A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected Bill Cosby's bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday over issues including the trial judge's decision to let five other accusers testify. The Superior Court ruling was being closely watched because Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era. The same issue was hard-fought in pretrial hearings before movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial.

Trump Faces Two Impeachment Articles on Abuse of Power and Obstruction
Trump Faces Two Impeachment Articles on Abuse of Power and Obstruction

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats formally announced their articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday morning. Flanked by the committee chairs who led the inquiry, Pelosi said the House would move to impeach Trump on two counts: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress."Today, in service to our duty to the Constitution and to our country, the House Committee on the Judiciary is introducing two articles of impeachment, charging the president of the U.S., Donald J. Trump, with committing high crimes and misdemeanors,"  said House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY). The introduction of articles effectively concludes the impeachment inquiry that began in September...

Taliban abduct 45 people from gov't employee's funeral
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  • 2019-12-10 13:49:43Z

The Taliban abducted as many as 45 elderly family members of a late Afghan government employee who were attending his funeral, officials said Tuesday. The Taliban singled out the old men from a funeral procession carrying the deceased employee's coffin to a graveyard, according to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi. The Taliban have consistently warned people not to attend the funerals of anyone working with the Kabul government, according to Payghambarpul Khuram, the head of intelligence in Jawzjan province, where the kidnappings took place.

Phoenix test offers closer look at NASCAR Cup
Phoenix test offers closer look at NASCAR Cup's Gen-7 car for 2021

This week's on-track test of NASCAR's new 'Gen-7' Cup Series machine has offered the best opportunity yet to see the car up close on track

Trump Brings 2 Officers He Cleared of War Crimes Onstage at Fundraiser
Trump Brings 2 Officers He Cleared of War Crimes Onstage at Fundraiser

President Donald Trump brought two soldiers he had pardoned in cases involving war crimes onstage at a fundraiser this weekend in Florida, tightening his embrace of an episode that roiled his relationship with military leaders and prompted a public outcry.Trump, as the featured speaker, invited up Army

A 29-year-old mayor is giving his city
A 29-year-old mayor is giving his city's poorest residents a basic income of $500 per month. He says the program is a success so far.

Preliminary results show that most participants in Stockton, California's basic-income trial used their stipends to buy groceries and pay their bills.

3 details about the Tesla Cybertruck that are particularly strange
3 details about the Tesla Cybertruck that are particularly strange

When the Tesla Cybertruck was revealed, my gut reaction - like a lot of people's - was not positive, even though I generally enjoy bold car design and love many wedgie, edgy sports cars and concepts. It still has a futuristic and angular shape, but those subtle curves give it a finished, sophisticated

The FBI properly, legally investigated 2016 Trump campaign. The rest is noise and spin.
The FBI properly, legally investigated 2016 Trump campaign. The rest is noise and spin.

Low-level misconduct had no bearing on the opening of the FBI investigation or its findings. Barr is trying to muddle that message. Don't fall for it.

Trump says FBI director Wray cannot fix the FBI
Trump says FBI director Wray cannot fix the FBI
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  • 2019-12-10 12:34:20Z

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray in a tweet on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said it found no evidence of political bias when the FBI began investigating contacts between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia in 2016.

World's richest countries need to behave like adults in climate fight - Kerry
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  • 2019-12-10 12:16:39Z

The world's richest nations are failing to "behave like adults" and act firmly enough to meet global warming targets set in the Paris climate accord, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday. Kerry, who served as the top U.S. diplomat under President Barack Obama and was a leading player in brokering the Paris Agreement in 2015, said the G20 nations are lagging behind on emission reduction plans and financial pledges to poor countries instead of setting a high bar for global climate action. "The burden falls largely on the G20 to behave like adults, like great nations ought to," Kerry told Reuters on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks in Madrid, referring to a...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court
World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

The United States, under a president who favors a go-it-alone approach to economics and diplomacy, appears to prefer it that way. Among the disputes left in limbo are seven cases that have been brought against Trump's decision last year to declare foreign steel and aluminum a threat to U.S. national security and to hit them with import taxes. The WTO's lower court - its dispute settlement body - can hear cases.

A 5,000-Year-Old Plan to Erase Debts Is Now a Hot Topic in America
A 5,000-Year-Old Plan to Erase Debts Is Now a Hot Topic in America

(Bloomberg) -- Explore what's moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast. Subscribe via Apple Podcast, Spotify or Pocket Cast.In ancient Babylon, a newly enthroned king would declare a jubilee, wiping out the population's debts. In modern America, a faint echo of that idea

Hong Kong Police Defuse Homemade Bombs at Catholic School
Hong Kong Police Defuse Homemade Bombs at Catholic School

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong police defused two homemade bombs at a local Catholic school, in a reminder of the potential for escalation in the restive financial center after a lull in protest violence.Police dismantled two improvised explosive devices Monday evening at Wah Yan College in Wan Chai, Bomb Disposal Officer Alick McWhirter told a news briefing Monday. The radio-controlled bombs were complete, fully functional and ready to be activated by mobile phone, McWhirter said, adding that the bombs appeared intended "to kill and to maim people.""Given the quantities of the explosive and the fragmentation, had these devices been placed and had they functioned, they would have killed and...

Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg's real 'black problem': He has been convicted of white privilege

Acknowledge the original sin, but also that white men risked their lives to end slavery and a black man led the way to gay marriage equality.

Infowars host interrupts House impeachment hearing
Infowars host interrupts House impeachment hearing

Owen Shroyer, the host of a talk show on Infowars, filmed himself protesting at the start of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing Monday.

Michelle Obama describes impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump as "surreal"
Michelle Obama describes impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump as "surreal"

Michelle Obama said she doesn't think "people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah. We've seen worse times."

Taiwan Stocks Will Soar to Record in 2020, Analysts Say
Taiwan Stocks Will Soar to Record in 2020, Analysts Say

(Bloomberg) -- This year's unexpected 20% rally in Taiwan stocks is poised to close a final chapter in the history of its financial markets.The Taiex index is within 7% of its all-time high from 1990, a milestone that analysts say will likely be topped next year. That year marked the bursting of the bubble in Taiwan stocks, which had rallied even more than shares in Tokyo. Taiwan's recovery contrasts with Japan's Nikkei 225, which peaked around the same time and remains 40% below its record.Analysts say a humming economy will keep adding momentum to Taiwan's financial markets, and next month's presidential election won't get in the way. The Taiex has risen 50% since Tsai Ing-wen was...

Trans women are targets behind bars, lawsuit claims
Trans women are targets behind bars, lawsuit claims

Class-action lawsuit claims trans women are discriminated against and face abuse in Colorado prisons due to their gender identity.

'It's really over': Corporate pensions head for extinction as nature of retirement plans changes

Nearly two-thirds of pension funds are considering no longer offering guaranteed benefits to new workers within the next five years.

Here
Here's China's Plan To Fight A Nuclear War Against America: Nuke U.S. Cities

Millions would die.

Last Impeachment Hearing Ends With a Meh
Last Impeachment Hearing Ends With a Meh

The House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing on Monday was supposed to be something like each side's closing argument in the House's impeachment inquiry. Instead the meeting, which was likely the last time the House will call witnesses to discuss evidence President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate

Lou Dobbs: DOJ IG Report Proves
Lou Dobbs: DOJ IG Report Proves 'Deep State's Awesome Control' of Our Government

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs tore into the Justice Department's top watchdog on Monday night, calling DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the Russia probe a "whitewash" while claiming it was proof that the "Deep State" controlled the government.While some at Fox attempted to toss

Rudy Giuliani hoping to submit his Ukraine report to Congress, AG Barr this week
Rudy Giuliani hoping to submit his Ukraine report to Congress, AG Barr this week

Rudy Giuliani said he will transmit a "report" based on his recent visit to Ukraine to Attorney General William Barr and Republicans in Congress by the end of this week. "I should probably have it ready on Wednesday or Thursday," Giuliani said Monday morning while appearing on "

Former White House physician Ronny Jackson files to run for Congress in Texas
Former White House physician Ronny Jackson files to run for Congress in Texas

Navy Rear Adm. Jackson is vying for Texas' 13th Congressional District seat held by Rep. Mac Thornberry, who announced he would not seek reelection.

Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup
Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data, prompting an angry response from President Vladimir Putin. WADA's executive committee, meeting in

DOJ watchdog report takeaways: Nuance, no total absolution
DOJ watchdog report takeaways: Nuance, no total absolution

The Justice Department's internal watchdog released a report Monday that found the FBI had a legitimate reason to open up one of the most politically sensitive investigations ever, the Russia probe that began in secret during President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign that eventually was taken over

Trump wants
Trump wants 'movement' from China to avoid Dec. 15 tariffs - U.S. agriculture secretary

Beijing and Washington have been embroiled in a 17-month trade war that has disrupted global grain flows, rattled markets and weighed on world economic growth. China, the top global soybean buyer, said on Monday it hoped to make a trade deal with the United States as soon as possible, before the new tariffs kick in. "I don't think the president wants to implement these new tariffs, but there has got to be some movement on their part to encourage him not to do that," Perdue said, according to an audio recording of his responses to reporters' questions.

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