Books news

Judge's decision may shine light on secret Trump-Putin meeting notes

Judge's decision may shine light on secret Trump-Putin meeting notes

A district court judge in Washington, D.C. has ordered administration lawyers to explain why, for more than two years, the White House has refused to turn over to the State Department an interpreter’s notes from a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Defeated governor pardons man convicted of decapitating woman and stuffing her body into barrel

Defeated governor pardons man convicted of decapitating woman and stuffing her body into barrel

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin commuted the sentence on Monday of a man who had been convicted of decapitating a woman and disposing of her body in a 55-gallon barrel.

2 children dead after being swept away in Arizona floodwaters

2 children dead after being swept away in Arizona floodwaters

The bodies of two children were found about three miles from the crash scene.

Sanders retracts controversial endorsement less than 24 hours after making it

Sanders retracts controversial endorsement less than 24 hours after making it

Sen. Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement of congressional candidate Cenk Uygur on Friday, less than 24 hours after making it, as allegations of sexism hit the former online talk show host.

A California Starbucks reportedly denied police officers service, in the latest of several alleged anti-cop acts at the coffee chain this year

A California Starbucks reportedly denied police officers service, in the latest of several alleged anti-cop acts at the coffee chain this year

In July, police officers were asked to leave an Arizona Starbucks. In November, a Starbucks employee was fired after writing "PIG" on a cop's order.

China suspends planned tariffs scheduled for Dec. 15 on some U.S. goods

China suspends planned tariffs scheduled for Dec. 15 on some U.S. goods

China has suspended additional tariffs on some U.S. goods that were meant to be implemented on Dec. 15, the State Council's customs tariff commission said on Sunday, after the world's two largest economies agreed a "phase one" trade deal on Friday. The deal, rumours and leaks...

Kamala Harris flames out: Black people didn't trust her, and they were wise not to

Kamala Harris flames out: Black people didn't trust her, and they were wise not to

Younger blacks and black progressives took a deeper, dispassionate dive into Kamala Harris’ real-world record. They didn’t like what they found

New Zealand Volcano Victims Identified as Search Continues

New Zealand Volcano Victims Identified as Search Continues

(Bloomberg) -- Seven more victims of the White Island volcano eruption were identified by New Zealand police as the search for more bodies continues.The names of two teenage U.S. citizens who were permanent residents in Australia, a 24-year-old New Zealander, and four Australians, ages 15 to 53,...

Hong Konger 'missing' after crossing China bridge checkpoint

Hong Konger 'missing' after crossing China bridge checkpoint

Hong Kong's immigration department said Sunday they have received reports a man went missing on a cross-border mega bridge to the gambling hub of Macau that currently hosts a Chinese mainland police checkpoint. The disappearance first emerged on Saturday when the man's son told local...

Weinstein’s lawyers insist he isn’t using Zimmer frame for sympathy in court after he is seen shopping without it

Weinstein’s lawyers insist he isn’t using Zimmer frame for sympathy in court after he is seen shopping without it

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers have insisted he is not using a Zimmer frame to win public sympathy, after he was photographed walking without one.The disgraced film producer was filmed hunched over a four-legged walking frame as he slowly pushed himself into a courthouse in New York for a bail hearing...

Supreme Court expected to act on Trump bid to shield financial records

Supreme Court expected to act on Trump bid to shield financial records

The Supreme Court is poised to make a decision as soon as Friday that could add an explosive new dynamic to the impeachment fight between House Democrats and President Trump.

A Mobster's Murder, and the Jockeying to Move Up the Hierarchy

A Mobster's Murder, and the Jockeying to Move Up the Hierarchy

NEW YORK -- On a quiet night in March, a mob leader was executed in New York City for the first time since 1985. The body of Francesco Cali, a reputed boss of the Gambino crime family, lay crumpled outside his Staten Island home, pierced by at least six bullets.Hours later, two soldiers in the...

Israel welcomes Belgian parade's removal from UNESCO list

Israel welcomes Belgian parade's removal from UNESCO list

Israel on Saturday welcomed a decision by the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency to drop a famous Belgian carnival off its heritage list after protests over displays of anti-Semitism. Israel’s rare appreciation of UNESCO came a day after the organization removed the Aalst carnival...

Bolivia's interim leader says arrest warrant to be issued against Morales

Bolivia's interim leader says arrest warrant to be issued against Morales

Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Saturday. Morales is in Argentina, granted refugee status this week just days after the inauguration of new President...

How to Get a Green Deal Done: Europe’s Lessons for U.S. Democrats

How to Get a Green Deal Done: Europe’s Lessons for U.S. Democrats

(Bloomberg) -- When it comes to Green Deals, Europe has a lesson or two for liberal politicians in the U.S. trying to engineer far-reaching policies to address climate change.An American lawmaker, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, may have done more than anyone else to popularize the concept of a sweeping...

The Supreme Court just set the stage for a blockbuster ruling on Trump's financial records

The Supreme Court just set the stage for a blockbuster ruling on Trump's financial records

The Supreme Court is President Donald Trump's last hope to conceal his finances from the public.

Decades on, Soviet bombs still killing people in Afghanistan

Decades on, Soviet bombs still killing people in Afghanistan

Gholam Mahaiuddin sighs softly as he thinks of his 14-year-old son, who was killed in the spring by a bomb dropped last century in the hills of Bamiyan province in central Afghanistan. "We knew the mountain was dangerous," said Mahaiuddin, who found his son's remains after he...

Greta Thunberg apologizes for "against the wall" comment

Greta Thunberg apologizes for "against the wall" comment

Thunberg says she was translating a Swedish saying into English and was not calling for violence.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Iran of 'decisive response' if harm in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Iran of 'decisive response' if harm in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Iran of a “decisive” response if U.S. interests are harmed in Iraq, after a series of rocket attacks on bases.

Five Italians sentenced to jail for gang rape of British tourist in popular holiday resort

Five Italians sentenced to jail for gang rape of British tourist in popular holiday resort

Five Italians have been jailed for the gang rape of a British woman in the popular resort of Meta di Sorrento, south of Naples. The men, who were all employees of a hotel where the woman was staying, set up a WhatsApp group after the rape which they called “Bad Habits”. They were accused of...

Louisiana sues California over alligator ban

Louisiana sues California over alligator ban

Louisiana is suing the state of California over its decision to ban the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important Louisiana industry and ultimately could hurt the state's wetlands. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Louisiana said the economy surrounding...

U.S. sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir

U.S. sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir

The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. ''Malaysia does not support the reimposition of the unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran,''...

Trump threatens Democrats who he says are 'trivializing' impeachment: 'Some day there will be a Democrat president and there will be a Republican House, and I suspect they're going to remember it'

Trump threatens Democrats who he says are 'trivializing' impeachment: 'Some day there will be a Democrat president and there will be a Republican House, and I suspect they're going to remember it'

On Friday the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance two articles of impeachment against Trump for abusing his office and obstructing Congress.

Lebanon counter-protesters clash with police in Beirut

Lebanon counter-protesters clash with police in Beirut

Late Saturday afternoon, young counter-protesters from an area of Beirut dominated by the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah and fellow Shiite movement Amal tried to raid a key anti-government protest camp in Martyrs' Square. The square, in central Beirut, has been at the epicentre of...

Satellite evades ‘day of reckoning' to discover puzzling weather phenomenon on Jupiter

Satellite evades ‘day of reckoning' to discover puzzling weather phenomenon on Jupiter

At first glance, these newly released images by NASA may look like lava churning in the heart of a volcano, but they reveal otherworldly storm systems whirling in a way that surprised scientists.The swirls in the photos are cyclones around Jupiter's south pole, captured by NASA's Juno...

Meghan McCain Confronts Tom Steyer: ‘You Bought Your Way’ Onto Debate Stage

Meghan McCain Confronts Tom Steyer: ‘You Bought Your Way’ Onto Debate Stage

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer got a warm welcome from every co-host of The View except one on Friday morning. “Mr. Steyer, between you and Mayor Bloomberg, you have now spent $200 million on political ads,” Meghan McCain told their guest. “It hasn't really helped you very...

California police officer involved in two fatal shootings in one year

California police officer involved in two fatal shootings in one year

A new report has found that a California police officer was involved in two fatal shootings in just one year, highlighting the deadly results of American police policies that generally allow officers to use deadly force when they deem necessary.In both instances, according to an analysis by the...

Reparations mark new front for US colleges tied to slavery

Reparations mark new front for US colleges tied to slavery

The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery has opened new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges, which until now have responded with monuments, building name changes and public apologies. Georgetown University and two theological seminaries have announced funding...

A bald eagle got into a fight with a giant red octopus, until some salmon farmers came along to untangle them

A bald eagle got into a fight with a giant red octopus, until some salmon farmers came along to untangle them

The farmers were able to pry the octopus' tentacles away from the bird so that it could fly away to safety.

The Tiny, Simple Nuclear Reactor That Could Change Energy

The Tiny, Simple Nuclear Reactor That Could Change Energy

The next step in nuclear power is 1/100th the size of today's reactors.

Why is the president of the United States cyberbullying a 16-year-old girl?

Why is the president of the United States cyberbullying a 16-year-old girl?

What it says to girls is: no matter what you do, no matter how much you achieve, powerful men will try to cut you downThe morning after election day 2016, I got a call from a girls’ school in New York where I was scheduled to speak. “We have to reschedule,” said a representative from the school....

US-led forces had to bomb a clinic being built to care for local Afghans to stop a Taliban assault

US-led forces had to bomb a clinic being built to care for local Afghans to stop a Taliban assault

This battle highlights the difficult trade-offs the US and its partner forces face even after 18 years of war in Afghanistan.

Malema re-elected as head of SAfrican radical left

Malema re-elected as head of SAfrican radical left

The controversial head of South Africa's far left Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, was re-elected unopposed as at a party congress in Johannesburg. "For the position of president, it is Mister Julius Malema, may he please come forward," vote organiser Terry Tselane of the...

Thousands join biggest protest for years in Thai capital

Thousands join biggest protest for years in Thai capital

Several thousand people took part in Thailand's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday after authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha. The demonstration in Bangkok, called just a day earlier by Future...

Spokane Cop Accused of Sex Assault Finally Loses Pay After More Accusers Come Forward

Spokane Cop Accused of Sex Assault Finally Loses Pay After More Accusers Come Forward

A Washington state police officer once told a coworker he would “say exactly what's on my mind, unless I'm on body camera.” This week, his boast came back to haunt him. The Spokane Police Department suspended Officer Nathan Nash without pay after a domestic violence victim accused him of...

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. The quiet migration of around 17,000 Brazilians through a single U.S. city in the past year reveals a new frontier in the Trump administration's...

EF1 tornado flips over camper, leaves a path of damage, downed power lines

EF1 tornado flips over camper, leaves a path of damage, downed power lines

Thunderstorms erupted in parts of the southeastern United States, which spawned an EF-1 tornado Saturday morning in Flagler County, Florida.Numerous trees are down and several structures have been damaged, according to WOGX. There are also reports that a tree has gone through a home."A tornado...

Russia said it was alarmed after the U.S. tested a ground-launched ballistic missile

Russia said it was alarmed after the U.S. tested a ground-launched ballistic missile

Russia said on Friday it was alarmed after the United States tested a ground-launched ballistic missile that would have been banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the RIA news agency reported.

Is Trump the low point of conservatism?

Is Trump the low point of conservatism?

It's been a bad week in Washington. In other news, this is a day ending in "y." As the Democrats prepare to impeach President Trump, the rest of America may be wondering: Have we finally reached the low point? Will the music ever stop in this sickening game of Trumpian limbo?Liberals...

An exclusive fundraiser reveals Pete Buttigieg is being backed by some of Silicon Valley's wealthiest families

An exclusive fundraiser reveals Pete Buttigieg is being backed by some of Silicon Valley's wealthiest families

Buttigieg has come under fire from rival Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren for his ties to big tech.

Israel eyes Dubai expo as 'portal' to Arab world

Israel eyes Dubai expo as 'portal' to Arab world

With the world's largest trade fair opening in an Arab country for the first time next year, Israel is stepping up preparations, hoping to boost nascent ties with regional neighbours. The Dubai Expo 2020 trade fair will gather nearly 200 countries vying for the attention of a projected 25...

America's Lethal F-15, Meet Russia's Su-35, PAK-FA and China's J-20

America's Lethal F-15, Meet Russia's Su-35, PAK-FA and China's J-20

Will the battle-tested Cold War veteran fighter become obsolete?

Afghanistan papers detail US dysfunction: 'We did not know what we were doing'

Afghanistan papers detail US dysfunction: 'We did not know what we were doing'

A key theme of the trove of documents published this week was the lack of coherence in Washington’s approach to Afghanistan from the outsetIn the midst of Barack Obama’s much-vaunted military surge against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2010, Hayam Mohammed, an elder from Panjwai near the Pakistani...

Comments(0)

Log in to comment