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Warren, Biden to battle in Democratic debate amid impeachment inquiry, tightening race
Warren, Biden to battle in Democratic debate amid impeachment inquiry, tightening race

Twelve candidates will take the stage in the Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will face tests.

Impeachment inquiry: Vice President Mike Pence refuses to turn over requested documents
Impeachment inquiry: Vice President Mike Pence refuses to turn over requested documents

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday refused to turn over documents requested by House Democrats as part of their impeachment inquiry.

Nancy Pelosi On Impeachment:
Nancy Pelosi On Impeachment: 'All Roads Seem To Lead To Putin'
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  • 2019-10-15 23:27:58Z

The House speaker linked Russian President Vladimir Putin with President Donald Trump during a news conference.

Democratic presidential candidate Wayne Messam appears to raise $5 over the last quarter
Democratic presidential candidate Wayne Messam appears to raise $5 over the last quarter

Wayne Messam has spent no money over the last quarter and has struggled in fundraising over the campaign cycle, only raising a total of about $94,000 so far.

MGM Resorts sells Circus Circus, Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip
MGM Resorts sells Circus Circus, Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip

MGM Resorts International announced the sale Tuesday of two casinos that will significantly alter its portfolio of Las Vegas Strip properties and offer up cash. The Las Vegas-based company said it is selling the Circus Circus hotel-casino for $825 million to Treasure Island casino owner Phil Ruffin. The company also sold the Bellagio for $4.25 billion.

British family decries treatment by US after border crossing
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  • 2019-10-15 22:26:20Z

Seven members of an extended British family who made an unauthorized crossing into the United States from Canada are being held in federal custody at a Pennsylvania detention center nearly two weeks after their arrest, their lawyer said Tuesday, as U.S. border officials defended their handling of the case by disclosing that two of the adults had previously been denied entry to the country. The family said they blundered into Washington state while trying to avoid an animal in the road on the Canadian side and have since been "treated like criminals" by their U.S. jailers, forced to bide their time in a series of cold and unsanitary immigration facilities as they await deportation to...

Device at school believed to be IED determined to be harmless plastic bottle: Sheriff
Device at school believed to be IED determined to be harmless plastic bottle: Sheriff
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  • 2019-10-15 22:26:00Z

A device found at a Montana elementary school on Tuesday that authorities initially said was an explosive actually turned out to be a plastic bottle covered in tape, police said. "This information is good news," Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. The Tuesday-morning announcement of an improvised explosive device detonating on the playground of the Rossiter Elementary School in Helena sent FBI and ATF agents to the scene.

U.S. appeals court to revisit Trump win in hotel
U.S. appeals court to revisit Trump win in hotel 'emoluments' case
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  • 2019-10-15 21:49:45Z

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in an order that it would rehear arguments in the case, which was brought by the Democratic attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia. A three-judge panel of the court ruled on July 10 that the attorneys general lacked legal standing to bring the lawsuit, which alleged violations of constitutional provisions known as the Emoluments Clauses that bans the president from accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments without congressional consent. "This is very encouraging news today in our efforts to hold Trump accountable under the Emoluments Clauses," Deepak Gupta, a lawyer working with the...

Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case
Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case

An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address the state's opioid crisis. Following a hearing in Cleveland County, District Judge Thad Balkman acknowledged making the error in his August judgment in which he ordered the consumer products giant to pay the state $572 million to address the opioid crisis. Balkman said the actual amount he should have included in his judgment was $107,000 to help the state develop a program for treating babies born addicted to opioids.

School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying
School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Aela Mansmann, a 15-year-old sophomore at Cape Elizabeth High School outside Portland, has been at odds with Cape Elizabeth Schools for a month after posting a note in a bathroom that said: "There's a rapist in our school and you know who it is." She and two other students who left similar notes were ordered suspended. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is taking on Mansmann's case and calling on federal court to stop her suspension.

The Duggar family went elk hunting and fans are sounding off
The Duggar family went elk hunting and fans are sounding off

Fans of the Duggar family aren't thrilled with their latest adventure, documented on Joy-Anna Duggar and husband Austin Forsyth's shared Instagram account.

Federal investigators have been looking into Giuliani
Federal investigators have been looking into Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine since early 2019

Federal examination of Rudy Giuliani's dealings with Ukraine associates date to early 2019; NY lawyer questioned by FBI

Sheriff's office involved in 2 fatal shootings in 24 hours
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  • 2019-10-15 21:06:30Z

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
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, defies subpoena in impeachment inquiry

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, defied a congressional subpoena Tuesday in the impeachment inquiry dealing with Ukraine.

October Democratic debate: Will Sanders attend? What are the issues? Here are 4 things you need to know
October Democratic debate: Will Sanders attend? What are the issues? Here are 4 things you need to know

12 candidates could face topics such as impeachment, health care, gun control and more Tuesday night, starting at at 8 p.m. ET.

Trump lawyer Giuliani defies House subpoena in impeachment inquiry
Trump lawyer Giuliani defies House subpoena in impeachment inquiry
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  • 2019-10-15 19:54:39Z

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.

Barring a turnout surge, strong economy favors Trump in 2020, researchers say
Barring a turnout surge, strong economy favors Trump in 2020, researchers say

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 seek life for New Mexico man who killed family
Prosecutors seek life for New Mexico man who killed family
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  • 2019-10-15 19:49:25Z

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 gambling bosses move to bar Wynn from casino industry
Nevada gambling bosses move to bar Wynn from casino industry

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.

Giuliani Refuses To Comply with Subpoena from House Dems
Giuliani Refuses To Comply with Subpoena from House Dems

President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has announced that he will not comply with a congressional subpoena for testimony and documents related to his Ukraine dealings. He delivered the news during an ABC News interview conducted Tuesday, the compliance deadline prescribed by House Democrats."If they enforce it then we will see what happens," Giuliani said.Giuliani also said he has dismissed Jon Sale, who he recently hired to represent him during impeachment proceedings. He said he will retain new counsel if the House enforces the subpoena.House Democrats initially subpoenaed Giuliani last month, and gave him a deadline of October 15 to comply with the impeachment probe."Your...

Wheel of Fortune Contestant Goes Viral After Saying He Is
Wheel of Fortune Contestant Goes Viral After Saying He Is 'Trapped in a Loveless Marriage'

Wheel of Fortune Contestant Goes Viral for On-Air Joke

A new poll found that 76% of college students say they support impeachment inquiry into President Trump
A new poll found that 76% of college students say they support impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Democratic, Republican, and independent students alike all support the impeachment inquiry more than they did five months ago.

A 75-year-old cruise ship passenger jumped overboard a Carnival-owned ship between Portugal and Spain (CCL)
A 75-year-old cruise ship passenger jumped overboard a Carnival-owned ship between Portugal and Spain (CCL)

A Costa Cruises representative said the woman "voluntarily" jumped from the balcony in her cabin on the Costa Pacifica ship.

Fuel in fatal B-17 crash wasn
Fuel in fatal B-17 crash wasn't contaminated, report says
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  • 2019-10-15 17:52:56Z

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.

John Bolton decried Giuliani effort to pressure Ukraine as
John Bolton decried Giuliani effort to pressure Ukraine as 'drug deal,' ex-aide Fiona Hill testifies, reports say

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."

GM CEO Barra joins talks; deal to end strike may be near
GM CEO Barra joins talks; deal to end strike may be near

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.

Felicity Huffman reports to prison to serve 14-day sentence in
Felicity Huffman reports to prison to serve 14-day sentence in 'Varsity Blues' college entrance scam
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  • 2019-10-15 16:54:00Z

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.

Meghan McCain: It
Meghan McCain: It's 'Breaking My Heart' That Elizabeth Warren Is Beating Biden in the Polls

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...

Buttigieg Claims Warren and Sanders
Buttigieg Claims Warren and Sanders' Medicare for All Is 'Infringing on Freedom' in New Ad

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...

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars sue Georgia tax official

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.

Hunter Biden Says Ukraine Gas Board Service Was
Hunter Biden Says Ukraine Gas Board Service Was 'Poor Judgment'

(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

Lions latest victims of NFL
Lions latest victims of NFL's flag football problem

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

India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed
India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

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.

The US defense secretary gives US
The US defense secretary gives US's strongest condemnation yet of Turkey's 'unacceptable incursion' in Syria

"Turkey's unilateral action was unnecessary and impulsive," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, adding that US-Turkish relations was now "damaged."

Violent Video Was Product of Right-Wing Provocateurs and Trump Allies

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

Trump Suspects a Spiteful John Bolton Is Behind Some of the Ukraine Leaks
Trump Suspects a Spiteful John Bolton Is Behind Some of the Ukraine Leaks

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 discover family locked away for years on farm

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.

Turkey may be
Turkey may be 'responsible' for executions of Kurds in Syria: UN

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.

Air Canada will no longer call passengers
Air Canada will no longer call passengers 'ladies and gentlemen,' and will use the gender-neutral term 'everybody' instead

The policy comes four months after Canada started allowing citizens mark their gender as "X," rather than male or female, on their passports.

Booze run from behind bars: Inmates escape from Texas federal prison, return with whiskey

The men were seen leaving the prison grounds and cutting through a neighboring ranch before getting caught by authorities.

Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani
Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani 'a Hand Grenade'
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  • 2019-10-15 12:13:41Z

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...

The Latest: Russia says it won
The Latest: Russia says it won't 'allow' Turkey, Syria clash
  • World
  • 2019-10-15 11:54:06Z

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

Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China
Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China

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

Hunter Biden Says Ukraine Gas Board Service Was
Hunter Biden Says Ukraine Gas Board Service Was 'Poor Judgment'

(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...

This church in Pennsylvania holds a ceremony to bless guns
This church in Pennsylvania holds a ceremony to bless guns

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...

California Mandates Free Abortion at Public Colleges
California Mandates Free Abortion at Public Colleges

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...

Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey only after advisers explained to him the obvious consequences of letting it invade Syria, report says
Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey only after advisers explained to him the obvious consequences of letting it invade Syria, report says

President Donald Trump has defended pulling back US forces in Syria, but he was warned Monday that the decision could yet cause further catastrophe.

GOP endorsement eludes indicted California congressman
GOP endorsement eludes indicted California congressman

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

Fed-Up Farmer
Fed-Up Farmer's Message To Trump: I Wouldn't Vote For You If You Walked On Water

Chris Gibbs, a former Republican county chair in Ohio, says he's done with Donald Trump.

Ex-Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean charged with murder after shooting Atatiana Jefferson in her home
Ex-Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean charged with murder after shooting Atatiana Jefferson in her home

Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean was charged with murder Monday after fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson while she played video games in her home.

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