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Michael Bloomberg's late entry into the 2020 race is based on a widespread fear among Democrats that Joe Biden's campaign is in a 'dire' place

Bloomberg's expected entrance into the 2020 race is a clear sign that the billionaire thinks Joe Biden's campaign is on the rocks.

'New T-Mobile' announces budget plan for $15 monthly and 5G coming Dec. 6

T-Mobile plans to turn on its 5G network December 6. It is also planning free internet for low-income families with kids and first responders.

China hands Japanese politician life in prison in drug case
China hands Japanese politician life in prison in drug case

A court in southern China sentenced an elderly former Japanese politician to life in prison Friday for smuggling drugs in shoes packed inside a suitcase he was trying to take to his home country. A man from Mali was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and a Guinean received a life sentence for packing and delivering the suitcase, according to the Guangzhou City First Intermediate Court. Takuma Sakuragi, 76, pleaded not guilty and plans to appeal, said his Guangzhou-based lawyer, Chen Weixiong, who argued there was insufficient evidence to prove Sakuragi was knowingly carrying the drugs.

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Here's every way Republicans have tried and failed to defend Trump as the impeachment inquiry snowballs

Republican defenses for Trump are crumbling one by one as more evidence emerges that he used his power to seek political dirt from a foreign power.

Democrat Sanders vows to halt immigration raids, deportations if elected president
Democrat Sanders vows to halt immigration raids, deportations if elected president

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders said on Thursday he would put a moratorium on deportations from the United States and end raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on his first day in office. Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his presidency and accuses Democrats of supporting "open borders." ICE has stepped up its activities, arresting more than 2,300 people in the 2018 fiscal year, compared with just over 300 the year before.

A New Arab Spring Is Unfolding in Iraq and Lebanon. But Things Could Get Bloody If Iran Gets Its Way
A New Arab Spring Is Unfolding in Iraq and Lebanon. But Things Could Get Bloody If Iran Gets Its Way

A new Arab Spring is unfolding in Lebanon and Iraq as citizens lead protests. But Iran's involvement could be dangerous for protesters.

Farmers blamed for Delhi
Farmers blamed for Delhi's pollution say they are helpless

Indian farmers said they're being unfairly criticized for causing the worst air pollution in the capital because of the burning of stubbles in fields. The air quality index stood at 273 on Thursday after authorities declared a health emergency last weekend when the index crossed 500 - 10 times the level considered healthy by WHO standards. Despite a ban on stubble burning, farmers say they have no choice but to set fire to the crop residue.

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson Are Spending Like Crazy
Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson Are Spending Like Crazy

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- For much of the past three and a half years, Britain's main political parties have struggled to express a clear plan for how the U.K. should leave the European Union. A new report shows they're just as clueless about managing the public finances.The Resolution Foundation think tank has looked at how the size and shape of the British state would change if the Conservatives or Labour were to win December's general election. The two parties are yet to present their manifestos but they've both made significant policy announcements over the past few years that give a sense of where they're headed - and there may be more details on their borrowing plans on Thursday.The...

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border
2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Authorities are trying to determine if anyone helped two inmates who escaped from a California jail, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico before being captured trying to walk back into the United States. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos Fonseca, 21, were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at a port of entry in San Ysidro - the nation's largest border crossing - early Wednesday, Monterey County Sheriff's Office Capt. John Thornburg said. Thornburg said the two are in the custody of Monterey County officials and have been returned to a jail in Salinas, a farming city of about 160,000 people roughly 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of San Francisco.

Elizabeth Warren offers to explain her wealth tax to Bill Gates
Elizabeth Warren offers to explain her wealth tax to Bill Gates

The billionaire balked at Warren's tax policies during a conference on Wednesday, prompting a response from the Democratic candidateElizabeth Warren tweeted at Bill Gates: 'I'm always happy to meet with people, even if we have different views.' Photograph: Jack Kurtz/Zuma Wire/Rex/ShutterstockElizabeth Warren, who has welcomed, and even rejoiced in the ire of billionaires who oppose her plans to tax the wealthy, can now count the second richest person in the world among her skeptics.Speaking at the New York Times DealBook conference on Wednesday, Bill Gates balked at Warren's tax policies. "I've paid over $10bn in taxes. I've paid more than anyone in taxes," he said. "If I had to pay...

Virginia Republican rejects Trump, votes Democratic down the line: Mastio & Lawrence
Virginia Republican rejects Trump, votes Democratic down the line: Mastio & Lawrence

Mastio renounces his own party in the Virginia election and feels sick. Lawrence sees hope in him and other suburbanites that the Trump era will end.

Republican Matt Bevin isn't conceding Kentucky's governor race

With all precincts reporting in Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear appears to have unseated Gov. Matt Bevin (R) on Tuesday, 49.2 percent to 48.8 percent, or by 5,189 votes. Beshear claimed victory Tuesday night, saying that while he hadn't yet spoken to Bevin, "my expectation is he will honor the election that was held tonight and he will help us make this transition -- and I tell you what, we will be ready for that first day in office." That expectation was wrong."We are not conceding this race by any stretch," Bevin told supporters late Tuesday. He claimed to know of "more than a few irregularities," adding that "they are very well corroborated" and...

Motorola isn
Motorola isn't revealing its new Razr foldable phone for a few more days, but it's already been spotted out in public

Someone, somewhere already has Motorola's new Razr foldable smartphone in their hands, even though it's not being unveiled until November 13.

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Trump's ex-Ukraine envoy said she felt 'shocked' and threatened when Trump told Ukraine's president she was 'going to go through some things'

"I didn't know what it meant," Yovanovitch testified of President Trump's comments about her. "I was very concerned. I still am."

Driver who caused crash that killed 5 gets probation in shock sentence
Driver who caused crash that killed 5 gets probation in shock sentence

The driver in a crash in Maryland that killed a New Jersey father and his four daughters gets one year probation instead of jail time.

Poland charges two with animal abuse over
Poland charges two with animal abuse over 'nightmare' tiger trip

Polish prosecutors said Monday they have charged two Italian truck drivers with animal abuse after the men took 10 tigers on a gruelling journey through Europe that left one tiger dead and the others "emaciated" and "without the will to live". The trip is believed to have been organised by Russian citizen Vakhitov F., whom prosecutors charged with animal abuse last week after the truck got stuck for days on the border with Belarus after setting off from Italy on October 22. The nine tigers that survived the journey were taken in by two Polish zoos last week.

Police find 41 migrants alive in truck in northern Greece
Police find 41 migrants alive in truck in northern Greece

Greek police found 41 migrants, mostly Afghans, hiding in a refrigerated truck at a motorway in northern Greece on Monday, officials said. The discovery came 10 days after 39 bodies, all believed to be Vietnamese migrants, were discovered in the back of a refrigerated truck near London. The refrigeration system in the truck where the migrants were found in northern Greece had not been turned on, and none of the migrants was injured, though some asked for medical assistance, a Greek police official said.

Trump Ukraine scandal: House impeachment vote just made things trickier for Republicans
Trump Ukraine scandal: House impeachment vote just made things trickier for Republicans

The impeachment process formally adopted by Democrats is fair enough. Now Republicans have to answer tough questions about what Trump did.

Adoption Groups Could Turn Away LGBT Parents Under Proposed Rule
Adoption Groups Could Turn Away LGBT Parents Under Proposed Rule

A proposed rule by the Trump administration would allow foster care and adoption agencies to deny their services to LGBT families on faith-based grounds.The proposal would have "enormous" effects and touch the lives of a large number of people, Denise Brogan-Kator, chief policy officer at Family Equality, an advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families, said Saturday.The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday released the proposed rule, which would roll back a 2016 discrimination regulation instituted by the administration of President Barack Obama that included sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.Any organization...

Five wounded as knife attack caps day of Hong Kong political chaos
Five wounded as knife attack caps day of Hong Kong political chaos

A man went on a knife rampage in Hong Kong late Sunday leaving at least five people wounded, including a local pro-democracy politician who had his ear bitten off, capping another chaotic day of political unrest in the city. The violence was less sustained than Saturday when police and protesters fought hours of cat and mouse battles after thousands took the streets for an unsanctioned march. Live footage showed Andrew Chiu, a local pro-democracy councillor, having his ear bitten off after trying to subdue the attacker, while a second man was seen unconscious in a growing pool of blood as bystanders desperately tried to stem wounds to his back.

Photos from space show the Kincade Fire
Photos from space show the Kincade Fire's spread across California wine country

Satellites in space observed the Kincade Fire burning through dry vegetation. Infrared images show scorched land.

Banned from visiting by Israel? There
Banned from visiting by Israel? There's an app for that

After two openly critical US congresswomen were banned by Israel from visiting the Palestinian territories, developers are using technology to bring the territories to them and the wider world. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, two leftwing Democrats who have previously voiced support for a boycott of Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians, planned a visit in August that would have taken them to the Palestinian territories.

Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren's Untenable Plans

If you've been having trouble finding someone to walk your dog, don't worry. Any day now, Elizabeth Warren will announce "a plan for that." It will undoubtedly be comprehensive, detailed, and replete with subsidies for lower- and middle-class dog walkers and underserved breeds. It will cost tens of billions of dollars and will receive widespread positive notice from the media. However, to judge by her other recent plans, the one thing it won't include is any discussion of how she plans to pay for it.The Massachusetts senator has challenged and possibly overtaken former vice president Joe Biden as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, largely based on having a plan for the...

A California couple who was forced to evacuate their home and winery share what it
A California couple who was forced to evacuate their home and winery share what it's really like to endure the wildfires engulfing the state

California's Sonoma wine country dealt with destructive wildfires in 2017. Here's how one winery is dealing with 2019's Kincade Fire.

UPDATE 2-Denmark clears major hurdle for Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

Denmark on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, removing the last major hurdle to completion of the Russian-led project that has divided opinion in the European Union. The Danish permit was the last needed for the 1,230-km-long (765-mile) pipeline from Russia to Germany. The United States and several eastern European, Nordic and Baltic countries have expressed concern that the project, led by state-owned Gazprom , will increase Europe's reliance on Russian gas.

Delta's new Terminal C is opening at NY LaGuardia Airport

Delta Air Lines' new Terminal C is opening at New York's LaGuardia Airport, part of an $8 billion project to modernize the entire facility. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Delta CEO Ed Bastian and other officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Last December, a new concourse opened in LaGuardia's Terminal B, which serves American, United, Southwest and Air Canada.

Pakistan shuts art exhibit denouncing deadly police raids
Pakistan shuts art exhibit denouncing deadly police raids

Pakistani authorities have closed a prominent art exhibition in Karachi that sought to denounce police raids led by an infamous officer that had killed hundreds of people in the southern port city, the artists, exhibit organizers and rights activists said Tuesday. The artist, Adeela Suleman, said her work at the Frere Hall for the Karachi Biennale consisted of an installation of 444 small concrete tombstones symbolically marking the number of "extrajudicial killings" in raids led by police officer Rao Anwar, an infamous figure in Karachi.

Democrats just dropped a big hint that they have everything they need to impeach Trump
Democrats just dropped a big hint that they have everything they need to impeach Trump

Democrats said they wouldn't pursue court cases after a former top national-security official refused to testify.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins tales on bin Laden, Iraq war
AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins tales on bin Laden, Iraq war

President Donald Trump falsely boasted that he predicted Osama bin Laden's 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and inaccurately asserted he had always opposed the war in Iraq in a news conference Sunday that often fell short on facts. TRUMP: "I'm writing a book ... About a year before the World Trade Center came down, the book came out.

Biden: Kushner has no
Biden: Kushner has no 'credentials' for White House post

Joe Biden called it "improper" for President Donald Trump for having his daughter and son-in-law hold positions in the White House, suggesting in a CBS interview Sunday that Jared Kushner is not qualified to weigh in on the complex affairs assigned by his father-in-law. Biden told CBS that he doesn't like "going after" politicians' children, but he said none of his children would hold White House posts, even as he continued to defend his son, Hunter, against Trump's charges that the Biden's are corrupt because of the younger Biden's international business affairs while his father was vice president.

A Wealth Tax Could Deliver a Happiness Dividend

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- When a study released earlier this month showed the wealthiest Americans paying a lower tax rate than any other group, Democratic presidential candidates embraced it as a proof that they were on the right track.While their tax-the-rich proposals vow to create a better economic balance, the candidates often pivot to what they would do with the proceeds: Medicare for All, student loan relief, infrastructure repair, and other expensive programs.Those equations have raised serious doubts, and for good reason. Turning tax revenue into a massive healthcare system - or measurable economic growth - is incredibly complicated. But raising taxes on the wealthy could deliver...

Orthodox Ethiopians criticise PM Abiy over deadly clashes
Orthodox Ethiopians criticise PM Abiy over deadly clashes

Ethiopia's influential Orthodox church on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's response to ethnic and religious clashes that left nearly 70 dead, saying he was failing to protect its members. Violence erupted in the capital Addis Ababa and the outlying Oromia region on Wednesday after a prominent activist accused security forces of trying to orchestrate an attack against him -- a claim police officials denied. It quickly morphed into clashes and a police official said Friday that 67 people had died in Oromia.

In a massive win for Democrats, a federal judge ordered the DOJ to turn over Mueller
In a massive win for Democrats, a federal judge ordered the DOJ to turn over Mueller's grand-jury material to Congress

Democrats have been duking it out with the Justice Department for months over obtaining a full, unredacted copy of Mueller's report.

Vietnamese woman feared among 39 UK truck victims
Vietnamese woman feared among 39 UK truck victims

A Vietnamese man said he fears his sister is among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain this week, as police scrambled to identify the victims. British police have said all 39 people found in the refrigerated trailer early Wednesday are believed to be Chinese nationals. "We received information that My was among the 39 victims," Pham Manh Cuong told AFP on Friday from central Vietnam.

Philippine mayor on Duterte's drug list killed by gunmen

A mayor on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's list of local officials suspected to have drug links was killed by still unidentified gunmen on Friday, the latest high-profile killing in his war on drugs. David Navarro, a town mayor in the southern island of Mindanao, was being transported by police to a prosecutor's office in Cebu City, in the central Philippines, when gunmen ambushed him and his police escorts, police said. Navarro was included in Duterte's updated list of "narco-politicians" which his office made public in March, ahead of the May 2019 mid-term polls.

Evacuations as wildfire roars through California wine country
Evacuations as wildfire roars through California wine country

The Kincade fire in a rural area of Sonoma County kicked up Wednesday night, quickly growing from a blaze of a few hundred acres into an uncontained 10,000-acre (4,000-hectare) inferno, California fire and law enforcement officials said. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for the community of Geyserville and nearby vineyards after the fire, which started in a mountainous area, quickly spread, crossing a highway and moving toward homes, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said. "If you're in Geyserville, leave now," the sheriff's office advised, citing an extraordinary threat to life and property.

The Navy
The Navy's Fearsome SM-6 Missile Is a Frankenstein's Monster

A crazy, powerful mishmash of different tech.

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It's Worse Than Lies: There's No Word in the English Language for What Trump & Co. Are Doing

Chip Somodevilla/GettyIn 2010, researchers from Harvard and Google put their heads together to determine that there are roughly 1,022,000 words in the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary lists around 600,000. Either way, that's a lot of words. But there isn't a word in the English language for what Donald Trump and the Republicans are doing. They are no longer merely lying. Lying is covering up the truth. Lying is, No, Mom, honest, I didn't break Aunt Donna's Hummel. Or: No, Your Honor, I did not bilk my investors out of $4 million and abscond to Grand Cayman. What these people are doing goes way beyond that. It's a direct nuclear assault on the truth. It's not: I didn't break...

FACT: The Air Force
FACT: The Air Force's B-58 Bomber Never Dropped A Bomb In Anger

And a complete failure of a plane.

Sri Lankan security forces may have allowed Easter Sunday bombings to proceed, MPs suggest
Sri Lankan security forces may have allowed Easter Sunday bombings to proceed, MPs suggest

Sri Lanka received clear warnings of impending attacks ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings and security figures may have deliberately let the atrocities proceed, an MPs' inquiry has suggested. An investigation by the country's parliament suggested a further probe into whether parts of the security apparatus chose not to act, to undermine the government ahead of elections. At total of 269 people, including eight Britons died in the coordinated bombing of three churches and three hotels on April 21 this year. Eight suicide bombers detonated during the attacks, including their ringleader, an extremist preacher called Zahran Hashim. A report by a parliamentary committee into the attacks has...

Ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying in Russia says guard threatened him with gun: Ifax
Ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying in Russia says guard threatened him with gun: Ifax

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying told a court on Thursday that a prison guard had forced him to his knees in custody and that he had been threatened with a gun, the Interfax news agency reported. Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in December and accused of espionage. At a hearing on Thursday, the court ordered Whelan held in custody until Dec. 29.

Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for killing teenager in harassment case
Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for killing teenager in harassment case

The principal of a religious school in Bangladesh was among 16 people sentenced to death on Thursday for the murder of a teenage girl who refused to withdraw a complaint of sexual harassment against him, the public prosecutor said. The perpetrators poured kerosene over Nusrat Jahan, 18, and set her on fire on the roof of her madrasa in April in the southeastern district of Feni. "The judgment proves that no one is above the law," public prosecutor Hafez Ahmed told reporters after the court verdict.

The $13-Billion
The $13-Billion 'Barge'? The U.S. Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier Can't Deploy

The U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford might not be able to deploy until 2024. That's years later than the Navy originally expected. The delay could further inhibit the ability of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet to deploy carriers.

Following debate criticism, Elizabeth Warren will outline how to pay for
Following debate criticism, Elizabeth Warren will outline how to pay for 'Medicare for All' plan

In Indianola, Iowa, on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged to release a plan on how to pay for her public health care program.

Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan delegation to Jordan to talk Middle East peace amid the Syrian crisis
Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan delegation to Jordan to talk Middle East peace amid the Syrian crisis

Pelosi was joined by other House members in Jordan on Saturday for diplomacy meetings with top officials, including King Abdullah II and his son.

Duchess of Cambridge returns to children
Duchess of Cambridge returns to children's orphanage in Pakistan after flight was grounded in storm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to a children's orphanage during their royal tour to Pakistan at her request after their flight was grounded by a storm. The royal couple had been forced to sleep overnight in the Punjab capital when their RAF Voyager plane was unable to return to Islamabad because of bad weather and turbulence. As aides hastily redrew the tour schedule, cancelling a trip to the Khyber Pass, the Duchess said she wanted to return to the village where she had spent Thursday morning. The 10-acre site established in 1977 is attached to a school and provides a home and family structure to over 150 orphaned young girls and boys ranging from babies to 18-year-olds....

Gabbard Responds to Hillary
Gabbard Responds to Hillary's Russia Attacks, Challenges Her to Join Dem Primary

After Hillary Clinton suggested that the Russian government was "grooming" her for a third-party run in the 2020 presidential elections, Hawaii representative and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard returned fire Friday afternoon, challenging the 2016 Democratic nominee to join her in the 2020 primaries.In a fiery response to Clinton's accusation, Gabbard called the former secretary of state "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long."> Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened...

Tropical storm menaces U.S. southeast, New Orleans to demolish cranes

Florida cities such as Indian Pass faced up to five feet (1.5 meters) of storm surge while parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana could be pummeled by gale force winds and up to six inches of rain, the National Hurricane Center said. The center of Storm Nestor was set to hit the northern Gulf Coast late on Friday then move inland across the southeast on Saturday and Sunday, the center said.

Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation Tuesday if deal not respected
Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation Tuesday if deal not respected

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday warned that Ankara would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday evening if they did not withdraw from a "safe zone". Turkey has agreed to suspend its offensive for five days in northern Syria while Kurdish fighters withdraw from the area, after high stake talks with US Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara.

Gunbattles rattle Mexican city after troops find Chapo
Gunbattles rattle Mexican city after troops find Chapo's son

An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. Mexican security secretary Alfonso Durazo said 30 members of the National Guard and army were patrolling in Culiacan when they were fired on from a house. "With the goal of safeguarding the well-being and tranquility of Culiacan society, officials in the security cabinet decided to suspend the actions," said Durazo.


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