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Carmelo Anthony to wear No. 00 for Trail Blazers, will reportedly be active Tuesday
Carmelo Anthony to wear No. 00 for Trail Blazers, will reportedly be active Tuesday

Carmelo wore No. 15 with the Nuggets and No. 7 with the Knicks, Thunder and Rockets. He also had No. 15 with the Hawks

Takeaways: Trump request to Ukraine seen as a "demand"
Takeaways: Trump request to Ukraine seen as a "demand"

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams, were on the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Giuliani Associate
Giuliani Associate's Creditor Seeks Cash From Trump-Tied PAC

(Bloomberg) -- A family trust that lent money to an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani is trying to recover more than $500,000 from the defendant and a political action committee tied to President Donald Trump to which he contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars.The Giuliani associate, Lev Parnas, who is accused of using donations to push for Marie Yovanovitch to be recalled as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, owes the Pues Family Trust $510,000, court records show.The trust filed a claim against Parnas in 2011 for $350,000 after he failed to repay a loan. In 2016, a judge in New York granted it the larger award, which reflects interest. The trust registered the judgment in a Florida...

UPDATE 1-U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of Hormuz
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  • 2019-11-19 18:10:50Z

The U.S. aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the vital Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States. Tensions in the Gulf have risen since attacks on oil tankers this summer, including off the UAE coast, and a major assault on energy facilities in Saudi Arabia. Washington has blamed Iran, which has denied being behind the attacks on global energy infrastructure.

Mayweather says he is done with
Mayweather says he is done with 'brutal sport' of boxing

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather said his time in the ring is finished and that he is focused on other projects including his fast-growing chain of boxing fitness gyms and his high-profile promotion company. "I've got calls to get back into the ring, but my health is my wealth," Mayweather

Army assessing impeachment witness Vindman
Army assessing impeachment witness Vindman's security: U.S. official
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  • 2019-11-19 17:59:03Z

The U.S. Army will take measures to protect Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and his family if needed, perhaps by moving them to a military base, after the key witness in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump expressed concerns over his safety, a U.S. official told Reuters. Vindman is one of the witnesses testifying in public hearings this week about Trump's effort to have Ukraine launch an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden, the former U.S. vice president who is a leading Democratic candidate to face Trump at the 2020 presidential election. Some Trump allies in the conservative media have questioned Vindman's loyalty to the United States.

Kim Foxx Admits Failures in Jussie Smollett Case:
Kim Foxx Admits Failures in Jussie Smollett Case: 'I Didn't Handle It Well. I Own That'

In her reelection video for Cook County State Attorney released Tuesday, Kim Foxx concedes that she mishandled the high-profile prosecution of Empire actor Jussie Smollett."The truth is, I didn't handle it well," Foxx says in the video. "I own that.""I'm making changes in my office to make sure we do better," she adds. "That's what reform is about."In the video, Foxx goes on to say that "those attacks aren't just about one case, they're about stopping progress in Cook County . . . we're on the right path to reforming criminal justice in Cook County, and making the system work for everyone."> I ran for Cook County State's Attorney four years ago because we needed to...

Oklahoma man shot his wife and her boyfriend before killing himself in Walmart parking lot
Oklahoma man shot his wife and her boyfriend before killing himself in Walmart parking lot

A man shot his wife and her boyfriend before killing himself in a Walmart parking lot in Duncan, Oklahoma.

2 officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night of his suicide have been indicted
2 officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night of his suicide have been indicted
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  • 2019-11-19 17:09:00Z

Toval Noel and Michael Thomas were charged on Tuesday with falsifying prison records saying they checked in on Epstein every half-hour.

For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes
For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes
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  • 2019-11-19 16:43:21Z

Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat. Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump's administration argued before the Supreme Court that employers should be allowed to fire workers because they are transgender. The administration also has moved to revoke health care discrimination protections for trans people, rescind trans-friendly guidelines for students' access to school bathrooms, and sharply restrict trans people's ability to serve in the military.

Alexander Vindman ended his opening statement in Trump
Alexander Vindman ended his opening statement in Trump's impeachment hearing with a message to his father: 'Do not worry. I will be fine for telling the truth.'

"Dad, I'm sitting here today ... is proof that you made the right decision 40 years ago to leave the Soviet Union," Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said.

Lori Loughlin Might Face 2 to 3 Years in Prison if Found Guilty in College Admissions Case: Expert
Lori Loughlin Might Face 2 to 3 Years in Prison if Found Guilty in College Admissions Case: Expert

Lori Loughlin Might Face 2 to 3 Years in Prison: Expert

Half of Indiana
Half of Indiana's school districts close, thousands of teachers demand better pay on Red for Ed Action Day

More than 15,000 people are expected to flood downtown Indianapolis Tuesday for what could be the largest Statehouse rally in more than 20 years.

Passenger dies after accidental fall from balcony on Carnival's Horizon during cruise

A man fell from a balcony to a deck below on the Carnival Horizon cruise ship as it was returning to port in Miami, officials say.

Read all the transcripts from the closed-door testimony in the Trump impeachment inquiry
Read all the transcripts from the closed-door testimony in the Trump impeachment inquiry

The transcripts offer the public an unfiltered view of what witnesses said they knew about the president's dealings with Ukraine.

Nunes Opens Impeachment Hearings by Attacking Media
Nunes Opens Impeachment Hearings by Attacking Media 'Puppets' for Inaccurate Trump Coverage

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) accused the media of being "puppets of the Democratic Party" in his opening statement during public impeachment hearings on Tuesday."If you watched the impeachment hearings last week, you may have noticed a disconnect between what you actually saw and the mainstream media accounts describing it," Nunes said, directing his comments to the American people. "What you saw were three diplomats, who dislike the President's Ukraine policy, discussing second-hand and third-hand conversations about their objections . . .  they were unable to identify any crime or impeachable offense the President committed. But what you read in...

Las Vegas victim dies, making deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history even deadlier
Las Vegas victim dies, making deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history even deadlier

Kimberly Gervais was shot in the 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, which left 58 other people dead.

'Vicious, senseless': Patrick Frazee gets life sentence for killing fiancée, burning body

Kelsey Berreth was last seen with her infant daughter on a grocery store video on Thanksgiving Day 2018. Her body was never found.

Read Adam Schiff
Read Adam Schiff's and Devin Nunes' opening statements for Vindman, Williams impeachment hearing

The opening statements as prepared by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and ranking Republican member Devin Nunes can be read here.

Alexander Vindman Decries
Alexander Vindman Decries 'Callow and Cowardly' Attacks on Witnesses in Impeachment Inquiry

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who will testify to the House Intelligence Committee this morning, will say that President Donald Trump's call with President Volodymyr Zelensky was inappropriate and will decry attacks on witnesses appearing before the impeachment inquiry, according to a copy of his opening remarks which The Daily Beast obtained.He did not name any specific people as responsible for the attacks. Trump has tweeted significant criticism of witnesses who have cooperated with the probe. Vindman also said that if Zelensky's administration had followed Trump's directions, it would have damaged U.S. national security. "I was concerned by the call, what I heard was improper, and I...

Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with coverup in his suicide
Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with coverup in his suicide

Two jail officers falsified records to cover up their failure to check in on financier Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before he killed himself, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. According to an indictment, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas fell asleep and surfed the Internet instead of monitoring Epstein, who was found unresponsive on Aug. 10 in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan. An autopsy concluded that Epstein hanged himself.

A Ukraine gas company tied to Joe Biden
A Ukraine gas company tied to Joe Biden's son is at the center of the Trump-whistleblower scandal

Burisma Holdings is among Ukraine's largest independent natural gas companies, and it's now linked to a whistleblower scandal tied to President Trump.

Democrat Warren vows to use
Democrat Warren vows to use 'every tool' to combat white nationalist violence

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday if elected to the White House she would use "every tool" at her disposal to combat white nationalist violence, beginning with directing the FBI and Justice Department to put a renewed focus on domestic terrorism. Warren, one of 18 Democrats vying

How Not to Plot Secret Foreign Policy: On a Cellphone and WhatsApp
How Not to Plot Secret Foreign Policy: On a Cellphone and WhatsApp
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  • 2019-11-19 13:15:58Z

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor at the center of the impeachment investigation into the conduct of Ukraine policy, makes a living selling cybersecurity advice through his companies. President Donald Trump even named him the administration's first informal "cybersecurity adviser."But inside the National Security Council, officials expressed wonderment that Giuliani was running his "irregular channel" of Ukraine diplomacy over open cell lines and communications apps in Ukraine that the Russians have deeply penetrated.In his testimony to the House impeachment inquiry, Tim Morrison, who is leaving as the National Security Council's head of Europe and Russia,...

IRS Whistleblower Cites Pressure on Trump Audit
IRS Whistleblower Cites Pressure on Trump Audit

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee staff members met this month with an Internal Revenue Service whistleblower who has alleged that senior Treasury Department officials tried to exert influence over the mandatory audit of President Donald Trump's tax returns, a congressional aide said Monday.The

230 Years and Zero Presidents: Why Mayors Haven
230 Years and Zero Presidents: Why Mayors Haven't Jumped Straight to the White House

In the history of American politics, one fact distills the nation's enduring suspicion of cities: Voters have never elected a sitting mayor to the presidency.Americans have seldom embraced anyone who's even touched the job. Calvin Coolidge was the last president, one of just three in 230 years

Fueled by Clinton Feud, Gabbard
Fueled by Clinton Feud, Gabbard's Long-Shot Campaign Chugs Along

Sitting at a bar in the coastal New Hampshire city of Portsmouth, Ray Brunelle rattled off the qualities he admires in Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.A retired Air Force veteran, he appreciates Gabbard's military background. He praised her "cool and calm" performance in the last primary debate

Key takeaways from Holmes and Hale
Key takeaways from Holmes and Hale's impeachment inquiry testimonies

Holmes testified to an overheard conversation between Gordon Sondland and Donald Trump.

'We are not drag queens': For transgender people in 2019, a conflicted reality of breakthroughs, barriers

On the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, here is a snapshot of life for the trans community: The good, the bad, the ugly.

Chinese bishop
Chinese bishop 'on the run' after refusing to join state-sanctioned church
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  • 2019-11-19 11:52:40Z

A Catholic bishop in China is believed to be on the run from state security after refusing to bring his church under a government-sanctioned religious association. Guo Xijin, 61, has fled the custody of state agents and has gone into hiding, reported Catholic Asia News, a website, and cannot be immediately reached for comment.  Mr Guo is part of a group of bishops that many religious and human rights experts feared would be persecuted after the Vatican inked a deal with Beijing last year on the ordaining bishops.  China has long insisted that it approve appointments, clashing with absolute papal authority to pick bishops. The agreement broke that standoff, and could help pave the way for...

A dog and deer played together in a Michigan yard, and a teen caught the moment on video

A Michigan teenager was driving home with his family Sunday afternoon when he spotted something unusual: A deer and a dog, playing and chasing after each other.

Midland, Texas Beat NYC Area When it Comes to Fat Paychecks
Midland, Texas Beat NYC Area When it Comes to Fat Paychecks

(Bloomberg) -- Explore what's moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast. Subscribe via Apple Podcast, Spotify or Pocket Cast.The New York city area may boast the largest share of personal income in the U.S., but pay is growing the fastest in the much smaller oil-boom towns

A Massive Coal Plant That Asked for Trump
A Massive Coal Plant That Asked for Trump's Help Has Gone Dark

(Bloomberg) -- In the end, the unraveling economics of U.S. coal proved too much for even a giant among power generators to handle.At 12:09 p.m. local time on Monday -- after churning out electricity for almost five decades -- the largest coal-fired power plant in the western U.S. permanently closed,

U.S. Increased Sea Patrols to Send Message to China, Defense Secretary Says
U.S. Increased Sea Patrols to Send Message to China, Defense Secretary Says

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is conducting more patrols in the South China Sea to send a signal to China that it intends to maintain freedom in the area that's crucial for global trade, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday.Esper said at a media briefing in Manila the U.S. "rejects attempts by any nation to use coercion or intimidation to advance international interests at the expense of others."He also urged nations with South China Sea claims to take a public position and assert sovereign rights to get China "on the right path.""The clear signal we're trying to send is not that we're opposing China per se, but we all stand for international law, and that we think China should abide by...

California Won
California Won't Buy From Automakers Who Sided With Trump

The California government will bar all state agencies from purchasing any further vehicles from these companies, the New York Times reported. "Carmakers that have chosen to be on the wrong side of history will be on the losing end of California's buying power," Gov. Newsom said in an official statement on Monday, according to the New York Times. The automakers that intervened on President Trump's behalf in October against a lawsuit filed by environmentalists included General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Toyota Motors Corporation (TYO: 7203), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (OTC: FCAU) among other major companies, Reuters reported at the time.

Israel settlements: Donald Trump proves he
Israel settlements: Donald Trump proves he's the 'King of Israel'

Every U.S. president, citing shared values and security commitments, has been staunchly pro-Israel; President Donald Trump more than most.

Lam Calls for Peaceful End to Hong Kong Siege as Numbers Dwindle
Lam Calls for Peaceful End to Hong Kong Siege as Numbers Dwindle

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has called for a peaceful resolution to a university siege that has transfixed the city and raised fears of a crackdown on scores of protesters who remain trapped in a campus surrounded by police.Lam said she had instructed police to try and resolve the situation at Hong Kong Polytechnic University peacefully and to not immediately arrest minors under the age of 18 who remain trapped there. Several dozen are believed to be left inside after some 600 protesters escaped or were evacuated overnight, including several hundred who were under 18 years old."We're extremely worried about the dangerous situation in the campus," Lam said in a briefing on...

Vietnam families of UK truck victims take on loans to repatriate remains
Vietnam families of UK truck victims take on loans to repatriate remains

Vietnam's foreign ministry said they would help to bring either the ashes or the bodies of the victims back -- but that families would have to cover the cost of repatriation. Families in central Vietnam, where many of the 39 victims come from, said they were desperate to bring their loved ones back nearly four weeks after the tragedy, despite the steep loans they will have to take on. "We're in deep pain, we just want him back soonest," said Le Minh Tuan, whose 30-year-old son was among the victims found on October 23 in a refrigerated container in Essex.

US extends license for businesses to work with Huawei by 90 days
US extends license for businesses to work with Huawei by 90 days
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  • 2019-11-19 09:33:14Z

The United States on Monday granted another 90 days for companies to cease doing business with China's telecoms giant Huawei, saying the move would allow service providers to continue to offer coverage in rural areas. President Donald Trump in May effectively barred Huawei from American communications networks after Washington found the company had violated US sanctions on Iran and attempted to block a subsequent investigation. Huawei said Monday the decision did nothing to alter the company's view that Washington has treated it unfairly and called on the Trump administration to remove Huawei from a foreign technology blacklist.

Top Diplomat Testified Pompeo Called Hannity About Yovanovitch Smears
Top Diplomat Testified Pompeo Called Hannity About Yovanovitch Smears

David Hale, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, said in his closed-door impeachment testimony that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Fox News host Sean Hannity last spring to ask about the smear campaign launched against former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a transcript that was made public Monday night.Discussing efforts by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and pro-Trump media to besmirch the reputation of Yovanovitch ahead of her ouster as ambassador, Hale noted that Pompeo spoke to Giuliani twice in late March regarding the allegations. At the time, conservative columnist John Solomon had reported that former Ukrainian Prosecutor General...

Judge rebuffs Trump
Judge rebuffs Trump's bid to delay woman's defamation suit
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  • 2019-11-19 02:42:50Z

President Donald Trump lost his latest bid Monday to delay a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit as he faces a Jan. 31 deadline to undergo pretrial questioning in the case, which involves claims of unwanted kissing and groping. A New York appellate judge rejected Trump's request, meaning that Summer Zervos' case can continue, at least for now. Trump's lawyers signaled they intend to pursue more legal avenues to try to hold off Summer Zervos' case.

GM
GM's redesigned Corvette Stingray wins MotorTrend Car of the Year award

Car magazine MotorTrend named the redesigned Corvette Stingray as its 2020 Car of the Year. The Ram HD pickup and Kia Telluride SUV were also honored.

'Disgusting': Nikki Haley And George Conway Go At It On Twitter
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  • 2019-11-19 02:21:13Z

The former U.N. ambassador attacks the husband of a Trump aide for calling Rep. Elise Stefanik "lying trash." Conway bites back.

Testimony of Two Diplomats Is Released: Impeachment Update
Testimony of Two Diplomats Is Released: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- The House Intelligence Committee plans to hear from eight witnesses in open hearings this week in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.The first ones, testifying Tuesday, will be Jennifer Williams of Vice President Mike Pence's office, National Security Council official Alexander Vindman, former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, and NSC official Timothy Morrison.Here are the latest developments:Testimony Cites Lack of Support for Yovanovitch (8:40 p.m.)Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale told impeachment investigators at a closed-door session that Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted by Trump, did not have...

Brewers unveil new logo and jerseys
Brewers unveil new logo and jerseys

On Monday, the Brewers unveiled a familiar logo and new jerseys to help celebrate their 50th anniversary as a franchise. They kickstarted it with a video: Heritage. Hustle. Heart. Wisconsin, this is for you. #glovestory Full story: https://t.co/s1QGbQQK8q pic.twitter.com/RBoDpwcRc9 - Milwaukee Brewers

New Epstein accuser sues estate and calls on Prince Andrew to share information
New Epstein accuser sues estate and calls on Prince Andrew to share information
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  • 2019-11-19 01:27:10Z

Woman says sex offender committed 'vicious, prolonged sexual assault' against her when she was 15Jane Doe 15 speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles along with her lawyer Gloria Allred. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/ReutersA woman who claims Jeffrey Epstein committed a "vicious, prolonged sexual assault" against her when she was 15 has called on Prince Andrew to come forward with information about the convicted sex offender.The new accuser, who identifies herself as "Jane Doe 15", appealed to the Duke of York at a press conference on Monday, where she and the lawyer Gloria Allred announced her lawsuit against Epstein's estate. She is one of about a dozen women suing the late financier's...

Nikki Haley and George Conway spat on Twitter after he calls GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik
Nikki Haley and George Conway spat on Twitter after he calls GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik 'lying trash'

After George Conway called GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik "lying trash," Nikki Haley said he is "the last person that can call someone 'trash.'"

Fox News Host Hits Trump for Attacking Chris Wallace: You
Fox News Host Hits Trump for Attacking Chris Wallace: You're 'Not Entitled to Praise'

Fox NewsFox News aired a rare bit of "Common Sense" on Monday afternoon when host Neil Cavuto ended his show with a strong defense of his colleague Chris Wallace, who earned the wrath of President Trump for daring to challenge House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).Trump tweeted on Sunday that Scalise "blew the nasty & obnoxious Chris Wallace (will never be his father, Mike!) away on Chris's lowest rated (unless I'm on) morning show," adding, "This kind of dumb and unfair interview would never have happened in the @FoxNews past." Zooming out, Cavuto asked his viewers, "What makes something 'fake news?'" before explaining that the president "doesn't distinguish" between false reporting...

U.S. to change migration rules in a bid to send asylum seekers elsewhere
U.S. to change migration rules in a bid to send asylum seekers elsewhere

The Trump administration is set to harden the rules this week on those allowed to seek asylum in the United States, as it attempts to stem a wave of migration on its southern border with Mexico. In a fast-track regulation set to publish in the Federal Register on Tuesday, the administration has created

Chick-fil-A to stop donating to some groups following LGBTQ protests
Chick-fil-A to stop donating to some groups following LGBTQ protests

Chick-fil-A said it is updating where it spends its charitable donations following LGBTQ criticism of contributions to some groups.

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