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  • Trump: Impeachment 'has been very hard on my family'

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    President Trump campaigned in Louisiana for the first time since the House began public hearings in his impeachment inquiry.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:26:12 -0500
  • Suspect in ‘Potomac River Rapist’ cold case arrested

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    Genealogy websites and a cheek swab enabled U.S. Marshals to arrest a man suspected of being the “Potomac River Rapist,” who terrorized the nation’s capital in the 1990s. News outlets report 60-year-old Giles Daniel Warrick is now awaiting extradition from Horry County, South Carolina. Authorities said DNA evidence matched family profiles in genealogy services, enabling investigators to narrow their search after interviewing Warrick’s relatives.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:12:40 -0500
  • Man caught at Houston airport with 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles

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    The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says an arriving passenger tried to smuggle 35 pounds worth of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles into the country.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:14:23 -0500
  • Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

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    The French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris' fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral's chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the monument's future look. General Jean-Louis Georgelin and chief architect Philippe Villeneuve are at odds over whether to replace the cathedral's spire -- which was toppled in the April 15 blaze -- with an exact replica, or mix things up with a modern twist.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:14:57 -0500
  • DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate

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    (Bloomberg) -- The Democratic National Committee on Thursday announced the 10 candidates who will participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Wednesday.They are: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.Julian Castro, who participated in previous debates, most recently in October at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, didn’t make the cut. Another October participant, Beto O’Rourke, has dropped out of the race. Deval Patrick, a former governor of Massachusetts who announced his candidacy on Thursday, also won’t be on the stage at the Tyler Perry Studios.The forum will be co-hosted by the Washington Post and MSNBC. Candidates will be questioned by four female moderators: Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker from the network, and Ashley Parker from the Post.The two-hour event had a higher bar to qualify than previous debates. Candidates must have contributions from 165,000 donors, up from 135,000.And the donors must be geographically dispersed, with a minimum of 600 per state in at least 20 states. In addition, participants must either show 3% support in four qualifying national or single-state polls, or have at least 5% support in two qualifying single-state polls released between Sept. 13 and Nov. 13 in the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada.The sixth debate will take place next month in Los Angeles.To contact the reporter on this story: Max Berley in Washington at mberley@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:43:25 -0500
  • Katie Hill Accuses McConnell of Prioritizing the ‘NRA’s Money’ Over ‘Our Kids’ after Calif. Shooting

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    Former congresswoman Katie Hill accused Mitch McConnell of caring more about the National Rifle Association's money than about American children on Friday in the wake of a deadly school shooting a day earlier.In a letter to her former fellow lawmakers, Hill urged them to "have our back in Congress" after a lone gunman opened fire Thursday at the high school Hill attended in her former California district."I don't have to tell you how angry I am at the inaction of the Senate and Leader McConnell," Hill wrote. "How so many lives would have been saved if only he cared about our kids in the same way he cares about the NRA's money."Two people were killed and three injured when a 16-year-old male student fired into a crowd of students arriving for classes Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. The gunman is in grave condition after shooting himself in the head.McConnell has blocked debate on the House's universal background check bill, saying he will not spend time on the legislation unless President Trump agrees to sign the bill.Hill also lamented that she is "no longer in Congress and unable to advocate for them in all of the ways I want to."The California Democrat resigned from Congress last month amid a scandal over allegations that she carried on sexual relationships with campaign and congressional subordinates. She admitted to engaging in a “throuple” with her ex-husband and a campaign staffer but has denied having a relationship with her legislative director.The former representative also blamed “hateful” political operatives for running a "smear campaign" against her and said her ex-husband was abusive and leaked the compromising photos of Hill with a staffer that triggered her resignation.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:49:56 -0500
  • 20 Great Gifts for Boys Who Love to Tinker

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    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:13:00 -0500
  • American Airlines flight attendants have literally begged not to work on the Boeing 737 Max when it returns, union boss says (BA)

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    Lori Bassani heads the union for 28,000 American Airlines flight attendants, and she warned of genuine fear among staff over returning to the 737 Max.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:43:00 -0500
  • Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license

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    A plane crash that killed all 50 people on board at Russia's Kazan Airport in 2013 was the result of errors made by two pilots, including one who got his license using falsified documents, Russian investigators said on Thursday. The Boeing 737-500 aircraft was operated by the now-defunct Tatarstan Airlines, which later had its license revoked by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya. The plane from Moscow had been trying to abort its landing when it nose-dived into the runway and burst into flames.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:18:58 -0500
  • 'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clip

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    On CNN Thursday, Kellyanne Conway, special counselor to President Trump, was asked to respond to the assessment given by her husband, George, that testimony in the first public impeachment hearings was damning for her boss.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:29:24 -0500
  • Authorities are searching for a woman after finding her husband's corpse in a bedroom freezer

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    Authorities are searching for a woman after finding her husband’s corpse in a freezer in a bedroom inside her Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Barbara Watters of Joplin, Mo., was charged Wednesday with abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:57:00 -0500
  • Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be charged

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    A grand jury found that two Colorado police officers were justified in killing a black teenager who was shot multiple times in the back during a foot chase, the district attorney said Wednesday. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in the Aug. 3 death of De'Von Bailey in Colorado Springs, KRDO reported, citing El Paso County District Attorney Dan May. Bailey, 19, was shot three times in the back and once in the arm.

    Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:43:14 -0500
  • Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

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    Vietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent. Communist Vietnam has long jailed its critics but has come under fire recently for targeting users on Facebook, a popular forum for activists in the country where all independent media is banned. Nguyen Nang Tinh is the latest activist jailed for his Facebook comments, including posts about police brutality, land rights, and a Taiwanese steel firm that dumped toxic sludge into the ocean, killing masses of fish off the coast of Vietnam.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:11:10 -0500
  • Bill Gates Tops Jeff Bezos as World’s Richest Person With Amazon Slide

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    (Bloomberg) -- This time it’s official.Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates overtook Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person on Friday, reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in more than two years.Gates may have been helped in part by the Pentagon’s surprise decision announced Oct. 25 to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft over Amazon. Shares of Microsoft have since climbed 4%, giving Gates a $110 billion fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Amazon’s stock is down about 2% since the announcement, putting Bezos’s net worth at $108.7 billion.Gates, 64, had briefly topped Bezos, 55, on an intraday basis last month after Amazon posted its first profit drop in two years, but shares of the world’s biggest online retailer pared the decline. The index, which tracks the wealth of the richest 500 people, is updated each trading day after U.S. markets close. Europe’s richest person, Bernard Arnault, is third with $102.7 billion.Read more: Microsoft Shares Surge After Controversial Pentagon Contract WinMicrosoft has surged 48% this year, boosting the value of Gates’s 1% stake. The rest of his wealth is derived from share sales and investments made over the years by his family office, Cascade.Bezos would be far richer if he and MacKenzie Bezos hadn’t divorced. The pair announced their split in January, with MacKenzie, 49, receiving a quarter of their Amazon holdings in July. Her net worth dipped to $35 billion on Friday. Gates, on the other hand, may have never relinquished the top spot were it not for his philanthropy. He has donated more than $35 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since 1994.Gates recently shared his thoughts on the wealth tax that’s been proposed by some Democratic presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, saying he’s already paid more than $10 billion in taxes."If I’d had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine," he said. But "when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.”As of today, that would be $10 billion.(Updates with Gates comments on wealth tax starting in seventh paragraph.)\--With assistance from Sophie Alexander.To contact the reporter on this story: Tom Metcalf in London at tmetcalf7@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Pierre Paulden at ppaulden@bloomberg.net, Peter Eichenbaum, Steven CrabillFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:56:17 -0500
  • From 'Anonymous,' key excerpts from inside Trump White House on Putin, Hillary

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    Key excerpts from "A Warning," a book by an anonymous senior administration official about President Trump and his administration.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:10:11 -0500
  • After 9 USC deaths, students slam school's "weirdly written" letter

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    After recent student deaths, a letter was sent out to every USC student discussing mental health and the dangers of opioid use

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 01:57:06 -0500
  • One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder

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    Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi activist and close friend of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, wrote in an op-ed that Twitter is "crucial" for Saudi freedom.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:12:30 -0500
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China)

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    It’s no secret that the U.S. Marine Corps is changing in order to better prepare for major warfare with China and Russia. Gen. David Berger, the Marine commandant, is overseeing several studies that could result in the Corps cutting some units and adding others and, in the process, radically changing how and why it functions.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500
  • RNC plunges into Louisiana gov's race amid signs of trouble

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    The Republican National Committee is pouring another $1 million into the Louisiana governor’s race ahead of Saturday’s runoff — a move that comes amid mounting GOP concerns about losing a second major election in a conservative state in as many weeks. The last-minute spending doubles the committee’s investment in the race, where Republican Eddie Rispone is trying to unseat Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards. President Donald Trump is set to headline a rally for Rispone in Louisiana on Thursday evening, barreling ahead despite worries within the GOP that Edwards is a slight favorite to win.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:00:50 -0500
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    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:13:00 -0500
  • American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement

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    A US citizen and military veteran suffering from a mental health condition will reportedly receive $190,000 (£147,988) from a Michigan city after local officials transferred him to ICE detention following an arrest last year.Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a decorated Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, was arrested while experiencing an episode in which he lost all recollection, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:36:16 -0500
  • Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

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    An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million because of his miscalculation. District Judge Thad Balkman’s latest order directs the company to pay the state $465 million. In it, Balkman acknowledged that he miscalculated in his original award how much it would cost to develop a program for treating babies born dependent on opioids.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:13:32 -0500
  • Moving university to Vienna, Soros vows to defend academic freedom from Orban

    Billionaire George Soros opened the new main campus of his Central European University in Vienna on Friday, saying it would not halt its struggle to defend academic freedom from Viktor Orban, the right wing leader he says hounded it from Hungary. CEU's decision last year to move the bulk of its courses out of Hungary followed a long struggle between Hungarian-born Soros, who promotes liberal causes through his charities, and Orban's anti-immigrant government. Since it was founded by Soros in 1991, CEU has been a gateway to the West for thousands of students from eastern Europe, offering U.S.-accredited graduate degree programmes in an academic climate that celebrates free thought.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:29:38 -0500
  • 3 judges drunkenly fight at an Indiana White Castle, leaving 2 shot. Now, they're suspended

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    Judges Bradley Jacobs, Andrew Adams and Sabrina Bell have been suspended without pay for being involved in a fight at an Indiana White Castle in May.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:51:05 -0500
  • Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shifts

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    Interim president Jeanine Anez moved Thursday to consolidate power in deeply polarized Bolivia, winning recognition from the United States and immediately shifting the country's foreign policy on erstwhile ally Venezuela. Anez was expected to complete her government line-up, having named new military chiefs and half of her proposed 20-member cabinet - including Defense Minister Fernando Lopez Julio - the night before. "We have come to pacify the country," Lopez Julio said in a speech at the military college in La Paz. "Above all, we will have to have faith in God," he said, highlighting the conservative Christian emphasis of the new government after Anez had set the tone by brandishing a bible when she assumed office on Tuesday. Anez swore herself in as president on Tuesday after Morales fled the country, fearing for his safety amid deadly protests. Evo Morales supporters march in La Paz on Thursday Credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP Unrest erupted when he was accused of rigging the results of October 20 polls to gain re-election for a fourth term. Normal business resumed in the main cities after weeks of deadly protests, but schools and universities remained shut due to the continued threat of demonstrations. Many gas stations remained closed because of a lack of supplies. Nearly a month of protests have left 10 people dead and nearly 400 injured. Morales supporters launched fresh protests Thursday, marching toward government headquarters in La Paz. Riot police had clashed with hundreds of Morales supporters the night before during a demonstration against Anez, who Morales accused of carrying out a "coup." Morales has kept up attacks on the new government via Twitter from his exile in Mexico. Anez told reporters Thursday that new Foreign Minister Karen Longari would "make representations" to Mexico to insist that Morales be held to the terms of his political asylum. Morales's Movement for Socialism (MAS) party on Thursday accused her of "continuing to incite violence" in the country, which has been in turmoil since Morales's contested re-election. She wasn't helped by her Interior Minister Arturo Murillo, who announced the government would "hunt down" a former Morales minister, Juan Ramon Quintana, accused of masterminding opposition to Anez. Quintana "is an animal that feeds of blood," said Murillo, while Anez has publicly insisted there would be no persecution of Morales's inner circle. The 52-year-old interim leader gave the first indication of her government's foreign policy on Thursday, recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as his country's president, a key shift of alliance in the volatile region. The announcement removes one of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's main allies as he fends off efforts to oust him amid a deadly economic and political crisis. - Break with Maduro - Anez's decision signals a significant break from socialist leader Morales's position on Maduro. Her government decided to formally recognize Guaido "from this moment on," Communications Minister Roxana Lizarraga told reporters. In Venezuela, Maduro's opponents have branded him a dictator for clinging to office as the country's crisis has worsened over recent years. Guaido has declared himself Venezuela's rightful president. He has gained the recognition of 50 countries, including the United States, but has so far failed to dislodge Maduro.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:44:12 -0500
  • Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth

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    Some say life can exist there. Others say no way.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:30:00 -0500
  • Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's Why

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    The Air Force isn't done with it yet.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:30:00 -0500
  • When impeachment proof falls short, Democrats shift the goal posts: Rep. Andy Biggs

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    As impeachment hearings open, America will see the deep state resolved to remove our commander in chief, writes Rep. Andy Biggs of the Freedom Caucus

    Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:00:19 -0500
  • Black South Carolina Leaders Distance Themselves from Buttigieg Campaign’s ‘Douglass Plan’

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    Several black leaders in South Carolina who were listed as supporters of the Buttigieg campaign's “Douglass Plan” distanced themselves from the proposal and the campaign when pressed for comment, saying that the campaign was “intentionally vague” in asking for their endorsements.According to a report from The Intercept, three South Carolina black leaders — Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Devine, Rehoboth Baptist pastor and state Representative Ivory Thigpen, and Johnnie Cordero, chair of the state party’s Black Caucus — all expressed misgivings over the way that the Buttigieg campaign featured their names prominently in an open letter published in the the HBCU Times touting the plan’s details.“We are over 400 South Carolinians, including business owners, pastors, community leaders, and students. Together, we endorse his Douglass Plan for Black America, the most comprehensive roadmap for tackling systemic racism offered by a 2020 presidential candidate,” the letter reads.Buttigieg, who polled at zero percent among black voters in South Carolina earlier this year, recently called his plan “the most comprehensive vision put forward by a 2020 candidate on the question of how we’re going to tackle systemic racism in this country.”When reached for comment, Devine, Thigpen, and Cordero all denied that they intended their correspondence with the Buttigieg campaign over the plan to be read as an endorsement of the candidate.“Clearly from the number of calls I received about my endorsement, I think the way they put it out there wasn’t clear, that it was an endorsement of the plan, and that may have been intentionally vague. I’m political, I know how that works,” Devine said. “I do think they probably put it out there thinking people wouldn’t read the fine print or wouldn’t look at the details or even contact the people and say, ‘Hey, you’re endorsing Mayor Pete?’”“How it was rolled out was not an accurate representation of where I stand,” Thigpen added. “I didn’t know about its rolling out. Somebody brought it to my attention, and it was alarming to me, because even though I had had conversations with the campaign, it was clear to me, or at least I thought I made it clear to them, that I was a strong Bernie Sanders supporter — actually co-chair of the state, and I was not seeking to endorse their candidate or the plan.”Cordero, who has since been removed as a public supporter, said he did not know “how my name got on there,” and was simply emailed the plan by the campaign and asked for feedback.“What I was talking back and forth with them about was, who drafted the plan? I know Pete didn’t draft the plan. I’m sure he had his advisers do it. But I wanna know who was involved in this plan such that you can claim that you speak for black America,” Cordero said. “The long and the short of it was they never sufficiently answered my questions, so I never actually endorsed the plan. They went ahead and used my name.”In a statement to National Review, the Buttigieg campaign said that “we never gave the impression publicly that these people were endorsing Pete, only that they supported the plan.”“After they indicated their support, we reached out to people multiple times giving them the opportunity to review the language of the op-ed and the option to opt-out. We did hear from people who weren't comfortable being listed and we removed them,” the statement said.A source with knowledge of the situation said that the campaign reached out to Devine on Thursday night, who remained supportive of the plan. It is unclear whether the campaign also reached out to Thigpen.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:58:33 -0500
  • Ray Cromartie: Death row inmate executed without testing DNA evidence ‘that could have proved his innocence’

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    A man has been executed in the US state of Georgia despite a request from his lawyers for DNA evidence which they claimed would clear him of murder.Ray Jefferson Cromartie​​ was convicted of the April 1994 shooting of shop worker Richard Slysz twice in the head at the convenience store in the city of Thomasville.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:38:00 -0500
  • The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

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    The recently unveiled seal for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy features its best-known aircraft, along with a future addition.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:11:59 -0500
  • French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

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    A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said Friday. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on the tropical island of Koh Samui, whose palm-fringed, white-sand beaches are a magnet for both backpackers and high-end tourists. The 33-year-old man fell from Na Mueang 2 waterfall, the same spot where a Spanish tourist died in a fall in July, Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul of the island's tourist police told AFP.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:58:11 -0500
  • American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder

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    An American teacher's death in the Dominican Republic was being investigated Thursday as a murder. Police said they found Patricia Anton deceased in her apartment in Puerto Plata, on the country's northern coast, with her hands and feet bound.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:30:14 -0500
  • N. Korea calls Biden a ‘rabid dog’ for insulting its dignity

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    North Korea called former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden a “rabid dog” that “must be beaten to death with a stick” in its latest swipe against foreign and political leaders it sees as hostile to the North’s leadership. The North correctly spelled Biden’s name in May when it labeled him a “fool of low IQ” after he called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a speech. North Korea often insults foreign leaders and politicians over what it sees as slanderous remarks toward its leadership or hostile policies against its government.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:03:15 -0500
  • Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes

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    Chicago teachers will begin voting on a tentative contract deal that ended an 11-day strike in the nation's third-largest school district last month.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:23:45 -0500
  • In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message?

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    The first letter of each of 23 of the Arizona Republican’s tweets combine to spell out “EPSTEIN DIDNT KILL HIMSELF” — a reference many observers aren’t willing to dismiss as a coincidence. The morbid acrostic, coincidental or not, reflects a repeated conspiracy theory-turned-meme over the death of the financier Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in August, and a subsequent autopsy ruled his death a suicide.

    Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:03:09 -0500
  • Fed's Powell: No 'booming' in U.S. economy that threatens to go bust

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    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday said the risk of the U.S. economy facing a dramatic bust is remote, partly because the record-long expansion is notable for not having pockets of overheating activity. Powell, appearing before U.S. lawmakers for a second day, reiterated his view that the current expansion appears to be on a sustainable footing, with few indications of an imminent downturn despite risks from the long-running U.S.-China trade war, a slowdown in business investment and weakness abroad. "The U.S. economy is the star economy these days," Powell told the House of Representatives Budget Committee.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:46:46 -0500
  • The New Zealand man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane after a Tinder date said he arranged another date while she lay dead next to him

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    Millane, 21, died after a Tinder date with a man in Auckland, New Zealand, last December. Her body was found a week later in woods outside the city.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:29:24 -0500
  • There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019

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    There have been more than more than 365 mass shootings so far this year

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 04:36:58 -0500
  • Ethics reviews Florida Rep. Hastings's staffer relationship

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    The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is investigating veteran Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings’s relationship with his longtime girlfriend, who works on his staff.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:42:18 -0500
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    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:02:00 -0500
  • Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite cleric

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    Iraq will be deeply marked by weeks of demonstrations demanding sweeping reform, its top Shiite cleric said on Friday in some of his strongest remarks yet on the protest movement. In his weekly sermon delivered by a representative in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani piled pressure on authorities to enact sweeping reforms in response to the deadly demonstrations. "If those in power think that they can evade the benefits of real reform by stalling and procrastination, they are delusional," Sistani said.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:59:38 -0500
  • Saugus school shooting in California: What we know now

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    Several people are injured, including the suspect, after a shooting at a high school outside Los Angeles. Here's what we know.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:33:32 -0500
  • This Is How It Feels To Fly Russia's Su-22 Fighter-Bomber

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    A rare opportunity

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:00:00 -0500
  • Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance

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    Justice Brett Kavanaugh called himself grateful and optimistic Thursday, avoiding controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy Supreme Court confirmation a year ago. The 54-year-old Kavanaugh chose a friendly audience for his remarks, a dinner of more than 2,000 members of the Federalist Society at Washington’s Union Station. The conservative legal organization has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, including Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:07:38 -0500
  • White House hopefuls are missing Senate votes — and nobody cares

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    Bernie Sanders came to the Capitol on Thursday, when the Senate considered a judicial nominee bitterly opposed by liberals. "I am running for president," Sanders responded when asked why he hadn't voted. The Vermont independent, in fact, hasn't voted in the Senate since July.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:24:35 -0500
  • The world's 20 best airlines for 2019

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    The consumer aviation website Skytrax announced its 2019 ranking of the best airlines in the world in June.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:05:00 -0500
  • Turkey Casts Venezuela Another Lifeline, Buying Its Scrap Metal

    (Bloomberg) -- Desperate for cash, Venezuela is scrounging around for it in junk piles, looking for discarded car parts and odds and ends from construction sites to sell.But with U.S. sanctions cutting ever deeper into the crippled economy, the Nicolas Maduro regime appears to have found just one customer: Turkey.In the latest lifeline that country has extended to Venezuela -- after buying some of the $40 million worth of gold Maduro sold in July in defiance of U.S. sanctions -- Turkey has purchased 27,800 tons of metals scrap from state-run Corpovez, which has the monopoly in Venezuela on peddling cast-off copper, steel and other such materials.Corpovez said it made the sale in August. The company posted a video on Twitter on Nov. 13 that showed a container of junk being hoisted on to a ship, the Anshun, without saying where the load was heading. The vessel was spotted at the Isken terminal in Turkey on Aug. 30, according to ship-tracking data on Bloomberg.More than decade ago, scrap exports could be relied on for regular foreign-exchange income. It wasn’t a very big business -- the scant data available show sales of $18 million in 2004, for example -- but it was steady.Then buyers, which at one point included the U.S., Japan, Spain and China, began peeling off. The most recent transaction recorded by the the National Institute of Statistics was of 2,000 tons of unspecified junk to Cuba, netting $420,000.So Turkey stepped in. Its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is a staunch Maduro supporter. Erdogan denounced the U.S. sanctions during a visit to Caracas last December, saying Venezuela was facing “manipulative attacks from “certain countries and acts of sabotage from economic assassins.” Turkish products -- pasta, rice, and corn flour -- help fill the heavily discounted food packets most Venezuelans receive every month.The Maduro government in 2017 declared scrap metals “strategic materials” crucial to the country’s industrial development and last year banned any company other than Corpovez from selling or exporting them. That didn’t put an end to the black-market trade. As much as 1,350 tons of copper, aluminum, steel, iron and bronze pieces were stolen between August 2017 to August 2019, according to the prosecutor’s office.Scrap traffickers pinch pipelines from oil fields, pull copper wiring pulled out of electricity substations and rip bronze plaques off graves in cemeteries. Idle plants at state iron factories have been dismantled and sold off, according to the Venezuela Metal-mechanics and Metallurgic Engineers Association.It’s unclear how much Turkey paid for its scrap shipment. Officials at Corpovez didn’t respond to requests for comment.\--With assistance from Joe Deaux.To contact the reporter on this story: Fabiola Zerpa in Caracas Office at fzerpa@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Patricia Laya at playa2@bloomberg.net, Anne Reifenberg, Luzi Ann JavierFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:05:19 -0500
  • ‘Most brilliant thing I have ever seen.' The hunt continues for Missouri meteorite

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    Amid the Mercury transit and the Taurid meteor shower, it was a rogue meteor that was the star of the show on Monday over Missouri.The lone meteor was not a member of the Taurid meteor shower, NASA reports. Instead, the orbit and brightness of the fireball indicates that it was a fragment of an asteroid.The space rock was around 16 inches in diameter, about the size of a basketball, and weighed over 200 pounds when it entered Earth's atmosphere, according to the NASA Meteor Watch. (Image/American Meteor Society) The meteor traveled northwest at 33,500 mph, according to NASA - more than 40 times the speed of sound, which is approximately 767 mph. The meteor broke apart about 12 miles above Bridgeport, Missouri.Although it flashed over Missouri, people reportedly saw the bright fireball as far away as Texas, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Indiana, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).There is a $25,000 reward offered by the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum for the first one kilogram of the meteorite recovered."A loud BOOM that shook the house and windows. Sounded like someone set off a bomb in the backyard. The entire sky lit up up (sic.) brighter than daylight," Sherry R. from Sullivan, Missouri, reported to the AMS. Sherry was just one of nearly 300 people to report to the AMS that they saw the fireball early on the night of Nov. 11."It sounded like big logs being dropped on a log pile... first from in front of me then from behind me," Heather G. from Hazelwood, Missouri, reported.Not only was the meteor loud, it was brighter than Venus, qualifying it as a fireball. Reports and a weather satellite even confirm it was briefly brighter than the full moon.> Here's a better look at the fireball Meteor from the global lightning mapper of GOES-16. This was in Missouri tonight around 8:52 pm. mowx pic.twitter.com/Uxd2PZjTlq> > -- Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) November 12, 2019"I thought it was a firework discharge for Veterans Day in Dakota Dunes, SD (sic.)," Denise B. reported from Burbank, South Dakota. She reported seeing a red light from the meteor.Reports on the color of the meteor widely vary from red to green to light blue and yellow. Until the remains of the meteor can be found, the color can be used to learn more about what fell to earth Monday night. "The meteoroid composition can be determined based on the color of the fireball (sodium produces a bright yellow color, nickel shows as green, and magnesium as blue-white, etc.)," the AMS tweeted.The hunt for the remains of the fireball that dazzled the Missouri sky continues. While the sight of it was fleeting, many of the people who caught sight of it expressed their awe and surprise in their reports to the AMS."At first I thought it was a plane on fire. It was headed towards the direction of a nearby airport. Then just abruptly flamed out. That's when I realized it was a meteor," Alan H. from Olathe, Kansas, reported."It was the most spectacular meteor I've ever seen," Manuela W. from Leslie, Missouri, reported. She had run into her house to tell her husband she had just seen the biggest shooting star in her life. He had also seen it from his office window. That was when they heard the first boom. Manuela's husband thought that an airplane had crashed or exploded when they heard it."This is the second fireball I have seen and reported, and while it was not (as) splendidly colored as the one I reported a year ago, it evoked much more power. You almost felt it," Trey F. from Appleton City, Missouri, reported."Most brilliant thing I have ever seen in regards to shooting star or meteor. Truly unbelievable," Daniel M. from Sant Joseph, Missouri, reported.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:06:01 -0500
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