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Trump complains his impeachment defense has a lousy time slot

Trump complains his impeachment defense has a lousy time slot

Since being elected president, Donald Trump has tweeted about “ratings” exactly 100 times, according to the Trump Twitter Archive.

White House breaks silence on Jeff Bezos phone-hacking scandal, calls Saudi Arabia an 'important ally'

White House breaks silence on Jeff Bezos phone-hacking scandal, calls Saudi Arabia an 'important ally'

The White House weighed in on reports that Saudi Arabia hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone, saying it takes the situation seriously.

Virologist who helped identify SARS on coronavirus outbreak: 'This time I'm scared'

Virologist who helped identify SARS on coronavirus outbreak: 'This time I'm scared'

Experts are seeing shocking similarities between the coronavirus that has now spread beyond China and the SARS outbreak of 2003.Like the infectious pneumonia that has killed at least 17 people, SARS was caused by a coronavirus that originated in China. But when one of the virologists who helped...

More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak

More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak

More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds. The energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar, home to long-haul carrier Qatar Airways,...

Brexit Bulletin: Law of the Land

Brexit Bulletin: Law of the Land

Days to Brexit: 8(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to get the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox every weekday.What’s Happening? The Withdrawal Agreement Bill received royal assent, making Brexit on Jan. 31 a matter of U.K. law.Seventeen words brought an end to the British side of this phase of the Brexit...

Warren responds after angry dad confronts her on student loans

Warren responds after angry dad confronts her on student loans

In the exchange, a father asked Warren if he is getting "screwed" because he saved money for his daughter's education.

Smugglers tried to bring 3,700 invasive crabs through the Port of Cincinnati

Smugglers tried to bring 3,700 invasive crabs through the Port of Cincinnati

Mitten crabs are a delicacy in Asia and sell for about $50 each in the United States, officials say. They are considered an invasive species.

2 elephants escaped a circus in Russia and rolled around in the snow before being recaptured

2 elephants escaped a circus in Russia and rolled around in the snow before being recaptured

Two elephants escaped a circus in Yekaterinburg, Russia. One of them rolled around in the snow. It took a dozen people to wrangle them.

Insys founder Kapoor sentenced to 66 months in prison for opioid scheme

Insys founder Kapoor sentenced to 66 months in prison for opioid scheme

John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc, on Thursday was sentenced to 66 months in prison for his role in a bribery and fraud scheme that contributed to the U.S. opioid crisis. Kapoor, 76, is now the highest-ranking pharmaceutical executive to be sentenced in a case linked to the opioid...

Fox News Host: Trump Actually Being Impeached Because He’s ‘Phenomenally Interesting’

Fox News Host: Trump Actually Being Impeached Because He’s ‘Phenomenally Interesting’

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld on Wednesday argued that the real reason Democrats are impeaching President Donald Trump is that they are “boring people” and the president is “phenomenally interesting.”During the 5 PM hour, Fox News decided to air their highly rated conservative panel show The Five...

Philippine President Duterte threatens to end military deal with U.S.

Philippine President Duterte threatens to end military deal with U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned the United States on Thursday he would repeal an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises if Washington did not reinstate the visa of a political ally.

Only one quarter of Americans trust the US Senate to hold a fair impeachment trial

Only one quarter of Americans trust the US Senate to hold a fair impeachment trial

Republicans are more split than one might imagine: While 42% trust the Senate to do a fair trial, 33% do not.

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Three American firefighting airplane crew members were killed Thursday when the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the deaths in the state's Snowy...

Canada ‘Will Not Stop’ Until It Has Answers on Iran Crash

Canada ‘Will Not Stop’ Until It Has Answers on Iran Crash

(Bloomberg) -- Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said her government will be relentless in seeking answers from Iran on the jet crash that killed 57 Canadians this month near Tehran.Justin Trudeau’s second in command, speaking in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Davos, Switzerland, said...

Family attorneys say cruise line's story of toddler's death is 'physically impossible'

Family attorneys say cruise line's story of toddler's death is 'physically impossible'

Attorneys representing Chloe Wiegand's family say a ship visit proves it's "physically impossible" for her grandfather to hold her out of the window.

Robert Koehler: Serial ‘pillowcase rapist’ suspect was building a ‘dungeon’ before arrest

Robert Koehler: Serial ‘pillowcase rapist’ suspect was building a ‘dungeon’ before arrest

Prosecutors in Florida believe a 60-year-old man building a “dungeon” under his home is the so-called pillowcase rapist, who authorities say broke into women’s houses and concealed his face with pillows and towels in as many as 40 assaults in the state since the 1980s.Robert Koehler was arrested on...

North Korea confirms former commander is new foreign minister

North Korea confirms former commander is new foreign minister

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon, a former defense commander with limited diplomatic experience, has been appointed the country's new foreign affairs minister, while the United States repeated calls for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons....

A University of Minnesota student was arrested in China and sentenced to 6 months in prison for tweeting cartoons making fun of President Xi Jingping

A University of Minnesota student was arrested in China and sentenced to 6 months in prison for tweeting cartoons making fun of President Xi Jingping

According to Chinese court documents obtained by Axios, 20-year-old Luo Daiqing was arrested after returning to Wuhan for summer break.

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

Xol was one of nine parents who won the exceedingly rare chance to return to the U.S. after being deported under family separation. After embracing, David stood and patted Byron, now 9, on the head. The reunion was a powerful reminder of the lasting effects of Trump's separation policy, even...

4 killed in plane crash at Southern California airport

4 killed in plane crash at Southern California airport

There was no immediate word on a cause or the model of the plane that crashed at Corona Municipal Airport in California.

Iran Says Drone Used in Soleimani Strike Came From Kuwait

Iran Says Drone Used in Soleimani Strike Came From Kuwait

(Bloomberg) -- Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the U.S. drone used to kill a top Iranian general in Baghdad took off from a military base in Kuwait, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, citing Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Guards’ aerospace...

'Serious safety risk': Man arrested after pointing laser at planes, temporarily blinding one pilot

'Serious safety risk': Man arrested after pointing laser at planes, temporarily blinding one pilot

Two planes were struck by a laser, temporarily blinding one pilot, as they flew into Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport on Wednesday night.

Parishioner Who Stopped Texas Church Shooter Criticizes Bloomberg on Gun-Control Efforts

Parishioner Who Stopped Texas Church Shooter Criticizes Bloomberg on Gun-Control Efforts

The armed parishioner who took down a shooter at a Texas church in December criticized former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control efforts on Wednesday."Mr. Bloomberg, had we operated by his standards or his wishes, the carnage would have been significantly greater because the...

'The new evidence raises deeply troubling questions': did Arkansas kill an innocent man?

'The new evidence raises deeply troubling questions': did Arkansas kill an innocent man?

Revealed: two years after Ledell Lee was executed, damning evidence emerges that experts say could prove his innocenceThe day before Ledell Lee was executed on 20 April 2017, he talked to the BBC from death row. He said that while he could not prevent the state of Arkansas from killing him, he had...

'A Fighting Chance': Tulsi Gabbard Could Possibly Win Her Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton

'A Fighting Chance': Tulsi Gabbard Could Possibly Win Her Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton

The case will come down to whether or not Clinton statement's were "statements of fact" or "statements of opinion"

Rep. Ilhan Omar launches 'Send her back to Congress!' reelection bid with big advantages

Rep. Ilhan Omar launches 'Send her back to Congress!' reelection bid with big advantages

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is kicking off her reelection campaign Thursday night with a massive bank account and no challengers who pose a serious threat from either party. Her campaign slogan — “Send her back to Congress!” — gleefully evokes President Trump’s personal attacks on her.

Democrats not alone in soliciting votes in Iowa; GOP is, too

Democrats not alone in soliciting votes in Iowa; GOP is, too

With all eyes on Democrats as they prepare to cast their ballots in Iowa's highly anticipated kickoff caucuses, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is working to try to persuade Republican voters to turn out at their caucus sites, too — even if there's no real competition....

These gun enthusiasts at the Virginia rally carried more firepower than many US troops

These gun enthusiasts at the Virginia rally carried more firepower than many US troops

"This sends a strong visual message," a man holding a .50 caliber rifle said. Attendees also came with an armored vehicle and a grenade launcher.

Angela Merkel Says Fight Against Climate Change ‘Matter of Survival’

Angela Merkel Says Fight Against Climate Change ‘Matter of Survival’

(Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s worried about the growing conflict between young campaigners for a cleaner planet and those who reject global warming.Their stances have become “irreconcilable” and led to a gap in dialog just when nations need collective actionon climate...

Exclusive: Malaysia to buy more Indian sugar to resolve palm oil spat - sources

Exclusive: Malaysia to buy more Indian sugar to resolve palm oil spat - sources

Malaysia's top sugar refiner said it will increase purchases of the commodity from India, which according to two sources is part of efforts to placate New Delhi amid an ongoing spat over palm oil imports. MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad will buy 130,000 tonnes of raw sugar from India worth 200...

'This time I'm scared': experts fear too late for China virus lockdown

'This time I'm scared': experts fear too late for China virus lockdown

China's bid to contain a deadly new virus by placing cities of millions under quarantine is an unprecedented undertaking but it is unlikely to stop the disease spreading, experts warn. The contagious virus has already reached elsewhere in China and abroad, and even an authoritarian government...

'His intention was to kill everyone in the home except himself': Utah boy, 16, charged with killing mother, 3 siblings

'His intention was to kill everyone in the home except himself': Utah boy, 16, charged with killing mother, 3 siblings

A 16-year-old boy was charged Wednesday after being accused of carrying out what appears to be the worst mass shooting in Utah in 13 years.

Experts fear China virus lockdown is too late

Experts fear China virus lockdown is too late

China's bid to contain a deadly new virus by placing cities of millions under quarantine is an unprecedented undertaking, but it is unlikely to stop the disease spreading, experts warn. The contagious virus has already reached elsewhere in China and abroad, and even an authoritarian government...

The Attacks on Bernie Are Further Proof That ‘Victim’ Hillary Is Not Good at This

The Attacks on Bernie Are Further Proof That ‘Victim’ Hillary Is Not Good at This

A Hillary Clinton hot take is in the headlines again: According to her, “nobody likes” presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Clinton, a promotional piece for the upcoming Hulu documentary about her political career, in...

Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has added new impetus to the effort, stoking anti-American feelings that Tehran hopes to exploit to help realize the goal. The Jan. 3...

Why The Army Is Investing In New Ammo, Rather Than New Guns

Why The Army Is Investing In New Ammo, Rather Than New Guns

This could greatly reduce the weight a soldier has to carry.

Photos show Republican senators passing the time at Trump's lengthy impeachment trial by playing with fidget spinners

Photos show Republican senators passing the time at Trump's lengthy impeachment trial by playing with fidget spinners

Sen. Richard Burr handed out a number of the toys, designed for restless kids, to his Republican colleagues on Thursday.

EU Enlargement Report Vital for Western Balkans, Croatia Says

EU Enlargement Report Vital for Western Balkans, Croatia Says

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.The European Commission’s upcoming report on enlargement, which seeks to update the process of accepting new members and mollify objections from France, is vital for the future of the...

Parties unite over Taiwan's exclusion from WHO anti-virus planning

Parties unite over Taiwan's exclusion from WHO anti-virus planning

Taiwan's exclusion from World Health Organization meetings on the coronavirus outbreak has united the island's political parties, who normally agree on little, especially to do with China. Taiwan is not a member of the WHO due to the objection of China, which considers it a Chinese...

No qualms for India's hangman before first job of executing rapists

No qualms for India's hangman before first job of executing rapists

Pawan Kumar feels zero sympathy for the four men he is due to hang next month for a 2012 gang rape and murder that appalled India. The group set to meet their demise before dawn on February 1 -- although it may be delayed -- were convicted for a brutal crime against Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old...

Australia's Kangaroo Island is looking for volunteers to feed animals injured in bushfires

Australia's Kangaroo Island is looking for volunteers to feed animals injured in bushfires

Nearly half of Kangaroo Island was burned by the bushfires this month alone. The RSPCA has posted an application form.

Family of Kristin Smart, who went missing in 1996, now says there's no news coming soon

Family of Kristin Smart, who went missing in 1996, now says there's no news coming soon

Kristin Smart's mother said she was contacted by a former FBI agent, but there is no timeline for an announcement in her case, the family later said.

China Locks Down 11 Million in the Ground Zero City of Wuhan as New Coronavirus Shows Up in U.S.

China Locks Down 11 Million in the Ground Zero City of Wuhan as New Coronavirus Shows Up in U.S.

HONG KONG—The city of 11 million where China’s deadly coronavirus outbreak originated is now under total quarantine, a massive lockdown that marks a dramatic shift from the Chinese government’s previous reaction, which was focused on limiting what the public could learn about the spread of the...

Taliban say frustrated by additional demands of US

Taliban say frustrated by additional demands of US

The Taliban, in a rambling commentary published on their website, expressed frustration with what they describe as additional U.S. demands in peace talks — even after they had offered a “reduction of violence.” They have not publicly outlined what that would entail and did not explain the new...

Reporters keep catching senators sneaking snacks into the chamber, breaking the impeachment trial rules

Reporters keep catching senators sneaking snacks into the chamber, breaking the impeachment trial rules

According to the impeachment trial rules, no food or drinks are allowed in the Senate Chamber except for still or sparkling water or milk.

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