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Federal examination of Rudy Giuliani's dealings with Ukraine associates date to early 2019; NY lawyer questioned by FBI
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is looking into two unrelated shooting deaths involving the same sheriff's office within 24 hours. News organizations report two Guilford County sheriff's deputies were shot Monday during a standoff with a man barricaded in a house in High Point. Authorities say deputies had been trying to serve the man with civil papers.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, defied a congressional subpoena Tuesday in the impeachment inquiry dealing with Ukraine.
A man who showed up at a Northern California police station with a dead body in his car confessed to killing four family members, three of whom were found inside his apartment, police said Tuesday. Shankar Hangud, 53, was arrested Monday after he turned himself in to Mount Shasta police and told investigators he had killed the man in his car, Roseville Police Capt. Josh Simon said. Police said he also confessed to killing three other people at his apartment in Roseville, about 260 miles (420 kilometers) south of Mount Shasta.
12 candidates could face topics such as impeachment, health care, gun control and more Tuesday night, starting at at 8 p.m. ET.
Ras al-Ain (Syria) (AFP) - Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces on Tuesday as Russia seized on a US withdrawal to move its troops into new areas. The Damascus regime dispatched more forces to contain the Turkish advance, but its key backer Moscow deployed patrols to prevent clashes between the two sides. Washington slapped sanctions on its NATO ally in a bid to stop an assault triggered by its own abrupt pullout, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation would continue until "our objectives have been achieved".
A letter from a lawyer representing Giuliani sent to a lawyer for House leaders called the inquiry illegitimate, and said the information sought by lawmakers relating to his work in Ukraine is protected by attorney-client privilege and executive privilege. The move represents the latest effort by Trump and those close to him to refuse any cooperation with the inquiry. "In addition, the subpoena is overbroad, unduly burdensome, and seeks documents beyond the scope of legitimate inquiry," Jon Sale, the lawyer for Giuliani, wrote.
A strong U.S. economy could help President Donald Trump win re-election next year unless there is a surge in voter turnout, economic research firm Moody's Analytics said on Tuesday. Across American universities and on Wall Street, researchers are honing computer models designed to predict the winner
Prosecutors said Tuesday they want a New Mexico man convicted of killing his parents and three younger siblings when he was 15 to spend the rest of his life in prison. The recommendation came during a sentencing hearing where prosecutors described the 2013 killings by Nehemiah Griego as horrendous, callous and calculated. Griego, now 22, pleaded guilty to the crimes in 2015 and a judge earlier this year determined he should be sentenced as an adult following an appeal of an early sentence handed down by a children's court judge.
Nevada's gambling regulators have filed a complaint against former casino magnate Steve Wynn that could bar him from ever working in the industry in the state. The complaint filed Monday by the state's Gaming Control Board lists sexual misconduct allegations that have been lodged against the mogul since January 2018. The complaint asks Nevada's Gaming Commission, which acts on the board's recommendations and has final say on licensing, to fine Wynn and revoke his status as being found suitable to be licensed in the industry.
Wheel of Fortune Contestant Goes Viral for On-Air Joke
The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane's fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday. The World War II-era bomber crashed and burned after experiencing mechanical trouble on takeoff from Bradley International Airport the morning of Oct. 2. The airplane struck approach lights about 1,000 feet from the runway and contacted the ground 500 feet short of the runway.
Fiona Hill, an ex-White House adviser on Russia, reportedly testified that Bolton called Giuliani "a hand grenade who's going to blow everybody up."
The Russian military has filled the vacuum left by U.S. troops ordered to withdraw by President Donald Trump.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining room early Tuesday, a person briefed on the talks said, but they left later in the morning as committees began work on specific contract language. The union has summoned its national council of factory-level leaders to Detroit for a meeting Thursday that was billed as an update on contract talks.
Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman, who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the massive "Varsity Blues" college entrance scandal that ensnared her and dozens of parents, reported to a Northern California prison on Tuesday to begin serving a 14-day sentence, according to her representative. Huffman was sentence in September by Boston federal court Judge Indira Talwani after the actress pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Reacting to Hunter Biden's exclusive interview that aired on Tuesday morning, The View's Meghan McCain-who has repeatedly reminded viewers she is close to the Bidens-said that not only are the issues surrounding the Bidens "breaking my heart," but so is the fact that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is beating Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary.With the rest of the View panel giving Hunter Biden positive reviews for his interview, noting that he acknowledged it was "poor judgment" to sit on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his dad was vice president, McCain disagreed with the table."I don't think he did a great job," she stated. "I think when he said, look, I'm a...
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a campaign ad Monday evening taking aim at Medicare for All, the public health insurance proposal favored by several rival 2020 candidates, and proposing his alternative, "Medicare for All Who Want It."The South Bend, Indiana mayor's minute-long video, titled "Makes More Sense," features several political reporters and analysts praising his plan and juxtaposing it with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All, which would require that roughly 160 million Americans' surrender their private insurance."Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren believe that we have to force ourselves into Medicare...
Reality television personalities Todd and Julie Chrisley on Tuesday accused a Georgia tax official of abusing his office to pursue "bogus tax evasion claims" against them. The "Chrisley Knows Best" stars filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Joshua Waites, the director of the Georgia Department of Revenue's office of special investigations, according to an emailed statement from a spokesman for the couple. Waites targeted Todd Chrisley's estranged daughter, Lindsie Chrisley Campbell, and improperly shared confidential tax information to try to get compromising information on the family, the lawsuit alleges.
(Bloomberg) -- Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president and Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden, said his service on a Ukraine gas company board was proper but may have been a bad idea in hindsight."In retrospect, I think that it was poor judgment on my part," Hunter Biden said in an
The first one came with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Detroit comfortably ahead 22-13. The flag negated a sack of Aaron Rodgers that might have sealed Green Bay's fifth straight loss to the Lions and instead led to Allen Lazard's 35-yard TD catch that made it 22-20. The second
LSU coach Ed Orgeron says receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. won't be ready to return from a foot injury when the second-ranked Tigers visit Mississippi State on Saturday. Marshall has missed two games since injuring his right foot during a victory at Vanderbilt on Sept. 21. Meanwhile, Orgeron says
HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by Woods. The memoir will cover Woods from his youth as a golf prodigy to his rise as the youngest Masters champion and the only player to hold all four major championships at the same time. It will delve
Text messaging services were blocked in Indian Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday. Separately Indian officials said that a 24-year-old woman died in the latest exchange of artillery fire with Pakistan over their de-facto border dividing the blood-soaked Himalayan region. Security sources said the decision to cut text messaging services was taken to reduce the ability of militants to communicate.
Climate change melted away the ancient arrowhead.
Jeep and AM General could re-enlist with the U.S. Army as soon as next year.
Cortisone injections for hip and knee pain lead to more complications than previously thought, research has found. The anti-inflammatory jabs are used by athletes to mask pain, and to treat symptoms of osteoarthritis. But the study by Boston University School of Medicine found that the treatment could speed up a joint's disintegration and force patients to have total knee or hip replacements. Researchers found 10 per cent of their patients given injections in the hips in 2018 suffered complications, along with four per cent of those who had the jabs in the knees. These can include stress fractures, progressive osteoarthritis or even the collapse of joints. Study leader Dr Ali Guermazi,...
WASHINGTON -- The creator of a gruesome video that showed a fake President Donald Trump killing journalists and political opponents and that was played at a meeting of a pro-Trump group over the weekend is part of a loose network of right-wing provocateurs with a direct line to the White House.The unidentified
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyAt a critical juncture in his presidency, facing a rapidly unfolding impeachment inquiry by House Democrats, Donald Trump is feeling besieged by snitches.In recent weeks, numerous leaks have appeared in the pages of The Washington Post, The New York
Dutch police acting on a tip-off discovered six young adult siblings who had apparently spent years locked away in a secret room in an isolated farmhouse waiting for the end of time, local broadcasters reported on Tuesday. The six, aged 16 to 25, lived with their 58-year-old father near Ruinerwold, a village in the northern province of Drenthe, and had no contact with the outside world, RTV Drenthe reported. Police officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
The UN warned Tuesday that reported summary executions of civilians in northeastern Syria carried out by pro-Turkish fighters could amount to a "war crime" and that Ankara could be "deemed responsible". The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces said over the weekend that at least nine civilians were "executed" as part of Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria, which began nearly a week ago. Among them was 35-year-old Hevrin Khalaf, the secretary-general of the Future Syria Party, who according to the forces was taken out of her car and killed by Turkish-allied Syrian fighters.
The policy comes four months after Canada started allowing citizens mark their gender as "X," rather than male or female, on their passports.
The men were seen leaving the prison grounds and cutting through a neighboring ranch before getting caught by authorities.
For two weeks in August, a multimillion-dollar search from air, land and sea sought to solve the 80-year mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance.Robert Ballard, the ocean explorer famous for locating the wreck of the Titanic, led a team that discovered two hats in the depths. It found debris from an old shipwreck. It even spotted a soda can. What it did not find was a single piece of the Lockheed Electra airplane flown in 1937 by Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, which vanished during their doomed voyage around the world.Ballard and his crew don't consider it a failure. For one thing, he says, they know where the plane isn't. And in the process, they may have dispensed with one clue that...
WASHINGTON -- The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday.Bolton got into a tense exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to three people who heard the testimony.The aide, Fiona Hill, testified that Bolton told her to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security...
A Russian envoy for Syria says that Moscow will not allow Turkish and Syrian government forces to clash, underscoring his country's role as de facto power broker in the conflict amid a U.S. pullout. Alexander Lavrentyev, presidential envoy for Syria, told Russian state news agencies on Tuesday that
Joe Biden's son Hunter is rejecting assertions by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies that he did anything wrong in engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China. Hunter Biden also says he failed to take into account potential implications for his father's political career. The
(Bloomberg) -- Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president and Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden, said his service on a Ukraine gas company board was proper but may have been a bad idea in hindsight."In retrospect, I think that it was poor judgment on my part," Hunter Biden said in an ABC News interview aired Tuesday, in his first public comment since he became the target of allegations from President Donald Trump. "Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way, not in any way whatsoever."Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have repeatedly made discredited claims that Joe Biden used his position as the Obama administration's point person on Ukraine to help quash...
Hunter Biden has forcefully pushed back on accusations that he or his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, did anything improper when it came to his business dealings in Ukraine and China, but in an interview Tuesday conceded he used "poor judgment" in joining foreign companies while his
Dozens of couples carrying assault rifles took part in a blessing of their weapons at a church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. Members of the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, an unofficial sect of the Christian Unification movement, were invited to "show their willingness to defend their families, communities and nation". The weapons are meant to represent the "rod of iron" referenced in the biblical Book of Revelation, which was used to control God's enemies. The semi-automatic rifles are similar to the weapon used to kill 17 people in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February 2018. The church believes that the Florida...
Democratic governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation making California the first state in the country to require public colleges and universities to provide medical-abortion pills to students at campus health centers.S.B. 24, or the College Student Right to Access Act, will compel all 34 University of California and California State University campuses to make the RU-486 chemical-abortion pill available through campus health centers by 2023, in theory at no cost to students. Last fall, then-governor Jerry Brown refused to sign the legislation, using talking points similar to those that pro-life groups such as Students for Life of America used when lobbying against the bill."According...
President Donald Trump has defended pulling back US forces in Syria, but he was warned Monday that the decision could yet cause further catastrophe.
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
Chris Gibbs, a former Republican county chair in Ohio, says he's done with Donald Trump.
Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean was charged with murder Monday after fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson while she played video games in her home.
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 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
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.
(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 Republican Rep. Liz Cheney told Fox & Friends that it wasn't an 'accident that the Turks chose this moment to roll across the border.'