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Democrats demand Bolton testify after NYT report Trump directly told him Ukraine aid tied to investigations
Democrats demand Bolton testify after NYT report Trump directly told him Ukraine aid tied to investigations

President Donald Trump told John Bolton he wanted to freeze military aid to Ukraine until it investigated his Democratic rivals, a report said.

China virus toll spikes despite massive lockdown
China virus toll spikes despite massive lockdown

The toll from China's viral epidemic spiked on Monday to 80 dead with hundreds of new infections despite unprecedented quarantines and travel lockdowns, as foreign governments scrambled to help their trapped citizens. The virulence of a contagion causing fear nationwide has prompted authorities to impose transport curbs around China to cut off transmission routes, and extend a national holiday to delay people travelling back to work. With many thousands of foreigners trapped in the ground-zero city of Wuhan, which is under a virtual lockdown, the United States and France were among several countries formulating plans to evacuate their citizens by plane.

Knicks beat Nets as Irving misses game after Kobe
Knicks beat Nets as Irving misses game after Kobe's death

Every time Kobe Bryant came to Madison Square Garden, it was an event. Kyrie Irving couldn't bring himself to play after his friend's death. The ones who took the floor did so with the knowledge that Bryant would have had one expectation.

Mike Bloomberg rallies Jewish voters with speech decrying nativism
Mike Bloomberg rallies Jewish voters with speech decrying nativism

Bloomberg's speech in Miami came a day before the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Bolton account of Ukraine aid could reignite call for impeachment witnesses
Bolton account of Ukraine aid could reignite call for impeachment witnesses

A New York Times report says President Donald Trump told his national security adviser the release of the money was contingent on an investigation into opponents.

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash puts spotlight on Lockheed Martin
Kobe Bryant helicopter crash puts spotlight on Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky S-76B, investigations underway

Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky, whose helicopter crashed and killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on Sunday, pledged to investigate the incident.

The Latest: Baseball coach, family also killed in crash
The Latest: Baseball coach, family also killed in crash

A Southern California community college baseball coach, his wife and daughter were among those killed in the crash of the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter. The younger brother of Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli confirmed the deaths as relatives, friends and players gathered

Report: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe
Report: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe
  • World
  • 2020-01-27 00:42:25Z

President Donald Trump told his national security adviser he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it launched political investigations into his Democratic rivals, according to John Bolton's description of their exchange in drafts of his forthcoming book, The New York Times reported Sunday. The revelation challenges the defense offered up by Trump and his attorneys in his Senate impeachment trial and raises the stakes as the chamber decided this week whether to seek sworn testimony from Bolton and other witnesses. Bolton, who acrimoniously left the White House a day before Trump ultimately released the Ukraine aid on Sept. 11, has already told lawmakers...

Kobe Bryant was famous for using his Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a type that has a strong safety record
Kobe Bryant was famous for using his Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a type that has a strong safety record

The S-76 was first developed in the 1970s and has developed a reputation for a strong safety record and reliability.

Kobe Bryant, 4 others killed in California chopper crash
Kobe Bryant, 4 others killed in California chopper crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter and three others were killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday. The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, an all-time basketball great who spent his entire 20-year career

Investigation underway to determine cause of helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, that killed Kobe Bryant
Investigation underway to determine cause of helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, that killed Kobe Bryant

Multiple federal agencies are trying to determine why a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and four others slammed into a hillside near Malibu.

AP source: Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
AP source: Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California, a person familiar

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash: How ex-Los Angeles Laker reinvented himself after NBA
Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash: How ex-Los Angeles Laker reinvented himself after NBA

A helicopter crash in California Sunday killed Kobe Bryant, who reinvented himself as an investor and producer after his NBA career.

'He has not paid the price, yet': Trump tweet about Schiff crossed the line, Democrats say

Democrats said President Trump crossed a line Sunday, characterizing a tweet that said Adam Schiff "has not paid the price, yet," as a "threat."

The coronavirus has reached Los Angeles, where the fourth person diagnosed in the US just arrived from China
The coronavirus has reached Los Angeles, where the fourth person diagnosed in the US just arrived from China

The fourth person the US to be diagnosed with coronavirus just arrived in Los Angeles from Wuhan, China, where the virus originated.

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial
In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial
  • World
  • 2020-01-26 19:46:43Z

For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don't seem to be giving it much weight. As House impeachment managers make their case to remove President Donald Trump from office, voters in several states said in interviews with The Associated Press that they're only casually following the Senate trial, or avoiding it altogether - too busy to pay close attention, bored of the legal arguments, convinced the outcome is preordained or just plain tired of the whole partisan saga. Web traffic and TV ratings tell a similar story, with public interest seeming to flag after the House voted last month to impeach a president for only the third time in U.S. history.

Sanders Goes After JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in New Ad
Sanders Goes After JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in New Ad

(Bloomberg) -- Bernie Sanders goes after Jamie Dimon in a new campaign ad, labeling the JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive officer "the biggest corporate socialist in America today."The jab continues criticism by the Vermont senator and presidential candidate after Dimon knocked socialism in an op-ed published last week in Time magazine as part of its coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "Are you kidding me?" a Sanders aide exclaims in the ad, which was posted on Twitter. The spot cites Dimon's pay, including $31.5 million last year, and says JPMorgan received bailouts after the global financial crisis 12 years ago.Dimon, a 63-year-old billionaire, has previously...

Senate should remove Trump, majority of independent voters say in Fox News poll
Senate should remove Trump, majority of independent voters say in Fox News poll

Overall, 50% of registered voters said in a Fox News poll that President Trump should be convicted and removed in the Senate; 44% said he should not.

GOP Senator, military veteran defends Trump
GOP Senator, military veteran defends Trump's comments on soldiers' brain injuries
  • World
  • 2020-01-26 18:31:00Z

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a U.S. military veteran, stood by President Trump in wake of the backlash against the commander-in-chief's comments describing brain injuries suffered by U.S. troops after an Iranian missile attack on a base in Iraq earlier this month as "headaches" and "not very serious."CBS' Margaret Brennan asked Cotton during Sunday's edition of Face the Nation if Trump should apologize to the soldiers, 34 of whom it turned out suffered traumatic brain injuries. She pointed out that Veterans of Foreign Wars, a prominent U.S. veterans advocacy group, called on Trump to apologize for his "misguided" comments about potentially dangerous injuries,...

Trump impeachment trial: Democrat says
Trump impeachment trial: Democrat says 'country's fate hanging' on outcome

* House manager says case against Trump 'overwhelming' * Schiff says Trump's comment about him intended as a threatOne of the prosecutors in Donald Trump's impeachment trial insisted on Sunday that "the country's fate is hanging" on the outcome of the showdown now taking place in the US Senate, in which she declared the case against the president regarding his conduct with Ukraine to be "overwhelming".Zoe Lofgren, a California congresswoman and one of the senior Democrats presenting the evidence against the president for abuse of power and obstructing Congress, said senators trying the case needed to agree this week to hear additional witnesses and evidence in order to provide the...

Indiana 4-year-old dies after being accidentally shot while wrestling with his father

A 4-year-old boy in Indiana died after he was shot accidentally by a handgun that discharged while he was wrestling around with his father.

GOP Senator: Trump tweet not a
GOP Senator: Trump tweet not a 'death threat' against Schiff

Sen. James Lankford didn't seem too perturbed by a tweet President Trump sent Saturday, in which the president said the House's lead impeachment prosecutor Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has not "paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our country."Lankford told CNN's Jake Tapper during Sunday's edition of State of the Union that he doesn't consider the tweet a "death threat," which Tapper said Schiff has been receiving. Tapper wondered why Lankford wasn't bothered by Trump's words when he was offended by Schiff's comment earlier this week about how he had heard Republican senators were warned they're heads would end up on a pike should they defy Trump. Lankford said...

Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Dems seek witnesses
Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Dems seek witnesses
  • World
  • 2020-01-26 17:50:16Z

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal. After a two-hour opening argument Saturday, Trump's defense team will lay out its case in depth beginning Monday.

2 dead, 7 injured in South Carolina bar shooting
2 dead, 7 injured in South Carolina bar shooting

Two people were killed and seven injured early Sunday when a gunman opened fire in a rural South Carolina bar, authorities said.

3rd woman accuses Michigan lawmaker of sexual harassment
3rd woman accuses Michigan lawmaker of sexual harassment

A third woman in two weeks has publicly come forward with sexual harassment allegations against a Michigan state legislator, according to a published report Sunday. Melissa Osborn, who works as a regulatory affairs specialist for a trade group, told Crain's Detroit Business that Republican state Sen. Peter Lucido commented on her appearance and clothes while visually scanning her body and touching the region she described as "my lower back/upper butt." Osborn, 40, said it happened at the Michigan Credit Union League's annual government affairs conference in May. Lucido declined to comment to Crain's.

Iran
Iran's military knew it accidentally shot down a passenger plane moments after it happened, and a stunning new report details how it was covered up - even from Iran's president
  • World
  • 2020-01-26 17:25:16Z

Iran knew almost immediately that it was responsible for shooting down a passenger plane with 176 people on board, according to a new report.

Iran
Iran's President Rouhani reportedly threatened to resign over attempts to cover up downing of airliner
  • World
  • 2020-01-26 17:24:44Z

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to resign over the downing of a Ukrainian jet carrying 176 passengers earlier this month, The New York Times reports.Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps accidentally shot down the passenger plane amid heightened tensions with the United States that have since cooled a bit. A series of communication errors reportedly led to an officer firing missiles at the plane, believing it was a hostile U.S. aircraft. Upon realizing what had actually happened, the IRGC began to cover their tracks, refusing to even tell Rouhani the truth for days.Rouhani, left in the dark, reportedly deflected phone calls from other world leaders because he had no answers...

Chris Wallace Grills Dershowitz Over Shifting Stance on Whether Crime Is Necessary for Impeachment
Chris Wallace Grills Dershowitz Over Shifting Stance on Whether Crime Is Necessary for Impeachment

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace took Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, to task over his shifting positions on impeachment over the years, noting on Sunday that the famed attorney previously claimed a president didn't have to commit a crime to be impeached.During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Wallace played a clip of Dershowitz discussing President Bill Clinton's impeachment in 1998 in which Dershowitz argued that "if you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don't need technical crime."Considering Dershowitz will now be arguing before the Senate that...

Could Trump Muzzle John Bolton? The Limits of Executive Privilege, Explained
Could Trump Muzzle John Bolton? The Limits of Executive Privilege, Explained

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators allied with President Donald Trump are increasingly arguing that the Senate should not call witnesses or subpoena documents for his impeachment trial because Trump has threatened to invoke executive privilege, and a legal fight would take too long to resolve.But it is

Trump May Skip Debates, or Seek New Host, if Process Isn
Trump May Skip Debates, or Seek New Host, if Process Isn't 'Fair'

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's campaign is considering only participating in general election debates if an outside firm serves as the host, and his advisers recently sat down with the nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates to complain about the debates it hosted in 2016.The Dec. 19

Anatomy of a Lie: How Iran Covered Up the Downing of an Airliner
Anatomy of a Lie: How Iran Covered Up the Downing of an Airliner
  • World
  • 2020-01-26 16:52:18Z

When the Revolutionary Guard officer spotted what he thought was an unidentified aircraft near Tehran's international airport in Iran, he had seconds to decide whether to pull the trigger.Iran had just fired a barrage of ballistic missiles at U.S. forces, the country was on high alert for an American counterattack, and the Iranian military was warning of incoming cruise missiles.The officer tried to reach the command center for authorization to shoot but couldn't get through. So he fired an anti-aircraft missile. Then another.The plane, which turned out to be a Ukrainian jetliner with 176 people on board, crashed and exploded in a ball of fire.Within minutes, the top commanders of the...

Why Do We Have an Electoral College Again?
Why Do We Have an Electoral College Again?

Who elects the president of the United States?In a democracy, that shouldn't be a trick question. Thanks to the Electoral College, it seems like one. The American people cast their ballots on a Tuesday in early November, but on a national level that vote is legally meaningless. The real election happens about six weeks later, when 538 presidential electors -- most of them average citizens chosen by local party leaders -- meet in their respective state capitals and cast their ballots.Nearly always, the electors vote for the candidate who won the most popular votes in their state. But do they have to? That's the question that the Supreme Court has agreed to answer in two related cases it...

Your Credit Score May Soon Change. Here
Your Credit Score May Soon Change. Here's Why.

Your credit score -- that all-important passport within the financial world -- may be about to change. And it won't necessarily be because of anything you did or didn't do.Fair Isaac Corp., the company that creates the widely used three-digit FICO score, is tweaking its formula. Consumers in good financial standing should see their scores bounce a bit higher. But millions of people already in financial distress may experience a fall -- meaning they'll have more trouble getting loans or will pay more for them.Lenders use FICO scores to judge how likely you are to make timely payments on your loans. But they're also used in lots of other ways, and can influence how much you pay for car...

Major Veterans Group Calls On Trump To Apologize For Downplaying Troops
Major Veterans Group Calls On Trump To Apologize For Downplaying Troops' Injuries
  • World
  • 2020-01-26 16:31:29Z

Veterans of Foreign Wars said it couldn't "stand idle" after Trump's "misguided" comments about troop injuries following a recent attack by Iran.

Rumor: J.R. Smith to get workout with Los Angeles Lakers
Rumor: J.R. Smith to get workout with Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers head into the trade deadline - where they have limited players and picks to make a move - and the buyout market looking for a secondary playmaker to come off the bench, plus some more shooting. J.R. Smith doesn't fit either of those needs at this point in his career, but he is going to get a workout with the Lakers, reports Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson at Heavy.com. According to a Lakers source close to the situation, Smith will get a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers next week.

Miranda Lambert Reflects on Going Through a
Miranda Lambert Reflects on Going Through a 'Really Hard Time' After Blake Shelton Divorce

Miranda Lambert Went Through 'Hard Time' After Blake Shelton Divorce

Third US coronavirus case confirmed in California as China death toll rises
Third US coronavirus case confirmed in California as China death toll rises

A third U.S. case of the deadly new coronavirus that has killed more than 50 people in China has been confirmed in Southern California.

Adam Schiff: Trump Saying I Should Pay a Price Is
Adam Schiff: Trump Saying I Should Pay a Price Is 'Intended to Be' a Threat

Moments after President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hadn't "paid the price yet" for his role in impeachment, Schiff said that the president's post was "intended to be" a threat.Towards the end of his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press

Biden, Sanders Pull Further Ahead in ABC-WaPost National Poll
Biden, Sanders Pull Further Ahead in ABC-WaPost National Poll

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who represent rival visions for the Democratic Party, are solidifying their status as frontrunners in the crowded presidential field, according to a Washington Post-ABC News national poll.Coming just a week before voters finally get to have their say in the Iowa caucuses, the polls show Biden with a solid 32% overall among registered voters who lean Democratic, while Sanders registered support from 23%. Both are doing slightly better than in the same poll in October.Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was once considered a front-runner and earned endorsements from the New York Times a week ago and from the Des Moines Register in Iowa on Saturday, has...

Michael Avenatti faces the trial of his life: his own
Michael Avenatti faces the trial of his life: his own
  • US
  • 2020-01-26 15:14:31Z

Michael Avenatti shot to fame from obscurity two years ago by taking to the airwaves as an outspoken, self-described nemesis of Donald Trump while representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against the U.S. president. Now the 48-year-old celebrity lawyer faces an uncertain future, as he goes on trial on Monday on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike Inc and defrauded a basketball coach he represented. Avenatti says he is innocent and has tried to paint Nike as the real offender, describing the case against him as retribution for his attacks on Trump.

U.S. presidential hopeful Sanders surges in early primary states, national polls
U.S. presidential hopeful Sanders surges in early primary states, national polls
  • US
  • 2020-01-26 14:55:35Z

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders pulled ahead in a New Hampshire poll released on Sunday, bolstering evidence that he is gaining momentum with only days left until voting begins in the Democratic presidential contest. Sanders led a poll of New Hampshire voters with 25% support. Most of the field of Democratic candidates vying to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election have turned their attention to Iowa, which holds the first contest on Feb. 3.

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court
Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges that claimed the policy was rooted in anti-Muslim bias. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday in three lawsuits filed by U.S. citizens and permanent residents whose relatives have been unable to enter the U.S. because of the travel ban, which was first imposed shortly after Trump took office in January 2017.

Photos show the horrors of Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation
Photos show the horrors of Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation

Over 1.1 million people were murdered at Auschwitz, including nearly a million Jews. On the day of liberation 75 years ago, only 7,000 were saved.

Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies
Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies

A Georgia death row inmate whose planned execution was halted in September 2017 by the U.S. Supreme Court after his lawyers argued his death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias has died, according to the state Department of Corrections. Keith "Bo" Tharpe, 61, died of natural causes Friday, Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Joan Heath confirmed in an email Sunday. In 1991, a jury convicted Tharpe of murder in the September 1990 slaying of his sister-in-law, Jacquelyn Freeman, and sentenced him to death.

Sharpton to lead memorial service for teen killed by trooper
Sharpton to lead memorial service for teen killed by trooper
  • US
  • 2020-01-26 14:06:42Z

Family and friends of a 19-year-old Connecticut man killed by a state trooper earlier this month are set to gather Sunday for a memorial service featuring the Rev. Al Sharpton. The ceremony honoring Mubarak Soulemane will begin at 1 p.m. at the First Calvary Baptist Church in New Haven. It was the third fatal shooting by police in Connecticut since the new year began.

Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness
Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness

The health minister in Thailand, the country with the most confirmed cases outside China of the new coronavirus, called an emergency meeting on Sunday with the transport and tourism ministries amid rising public discontent over the government's handling of the illness. "We can control the situation and are confident in our ability to handle the crisis," Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters. The number of cases of the disease in Thailand rose on Sunday to eight.

Bernie Sanders, stuck in Trump
Bernie Sanders, stuck in Trump's trial, leans on star power of 'AOC'
  • US
  • 2020-01-26 11:25:52Z

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drew large, passionate crowds in Iowa this weekend, even when he was not there. The U.S. Senator from Vermont has been rising in opinion polls just as Iowans prepare to pick their choice of Democratic presidential nominee on Feb. 3, but has been stuck in Washington, where he is serving as a juror in Republican President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. In lieu of the candidate himself, Sanders supporter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a first term U.S. congresswoman from New York, has proven almost as much of a draw, filling rallies and town halls and galvanizing members of what she called a "mass movement" led by Sanders to push progressive politics.

There Are More Recordings Of Donald Trump And Lev Parnas, Attorney Reveals
There Are More Recordings Of Donald Trump And Lev Parnas, Attorney Reveals

Latest bombshell tape could be just the beginning.

Coco Gauff, 15, crashes out in tears at Australian Open
Coco Gauff, 15, crashes out in tears at Australian Open

Coco Gauff's bid for history at the Australian Open ended in tears in the last 16 on Sunday as the 15-year-old crashed out in three sets to fellow American Sofia Kenin. The 14th seed Kenin recovered from a set down to win convincingly 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-0 and Gauff left the court crying. Kenin plays

China hardens virus defences as death toll hits 56
China hardens virus defences as death toll hits 56
  • World
  • 2020-01-26 06:52:38Z

China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral contagion that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000, as the United States and France prepared to evacuate their citizens from a quarantined city at the outbreak's epicentre. China has locked down the hard-hit province of Hubei in the country's centre and the capital Wuhan in an unprecedented operation affecting tens of millions of people to slow the spread of a respiratory illness that President Xi Jinping said posed a "grave" threat. The virus has spread throughout China and around the world, with cases confirmed in around a dozen other countries as distant as France, Australia and the United States.

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