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

    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
  • Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be charged news

    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
  • Sanders, AOC to Introduce Over $100 Billion Plan to Make Public Housing Environmentally Friendly news

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) plan to introduce legislation on Thursday that makes public housing more energy efficient, at a cost of over $100 billion.The plan, dubbed the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, will call for renovation of public housing units to install community gardens and organic grocery stores along with on-site childcare services, according to the Washington Post. Data for Progress, a progressive think tank, has estimated the cost of the program at between $119-$172 billion over the next decade."Importantly, the working people who have been most impacted by decades of disinvestment in public housing will be empowered to lead this effort and share in the economic prosperity that it generates for our country," Sanders said in a statement. Ocasio-Cortez said the legislation will "train and mobilize the workforce to decarbonize the public housing stock."In February of this year, Ocasio-Cortez released with Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) the "Green New Deal" plan to reduce carbon emissions across the U.S. to net zero within ten years and to eliminate completely the fossil fuel industry within the same time frame. The plan was widely pilloried by conservatives as well as many Democrats for being impractical."The green dream or whatever they call it," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at the time, "nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?""It is difficult to take this unrealistic manifesto seriously, but the economic and social devastation it would cause if it moves forward is serious and real," said Terry O’Sullivan, the president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, when the plan was released.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:14:43 -0500
  • American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder news

    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
  • American Airlines flight attendants have literally begged not to work on the Boeing 737 Max when it returns, union boss says (BA) news

    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
  • Man caught at Houston airport with 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles news

    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
  • Turkey sends American Islamic State fighter to U.S. after stalemate with Greece

    Turkey sent a U.S. citizen suspected of fighting for Islamic State to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week. Turkish authorities started deporting captured Islamic State suspects to their home countries on Monday. Ankara says it has captured 287 militants in northeast Syria, where Turkish troops launched an assault against the Kurdish YPG militia last month, and has hundreds more jihadist suspects in detention.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:41:42 -0500
  • Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire news

    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 news

    (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, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:43:25 -0500
  • 'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clip news

    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 find malnourished girl after online teacher tip

    A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was amiss. Authorities found the girl was severely malnourished, living in filth and had been isolated for years. The girl weighed just 47 pounds (21.3 kilograms) when she was found in September — roughly 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) under the average weight for a girl her age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:50:36 -0500
  • Katie Hill Accuses McConnell of Prioritizing the ‘NRA’s Money’ Over ‘Our Kids’ after Calif. Shooting news

    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
  • A History of Modern American Architecture

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    Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:28:05 -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 news

    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
  • Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh gets hero's welcome from conservative Federalist Society news

    A hero's welcome was delivered Thursday to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who addressed the Federalist Society a year after his confirmation.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:38:11 -0500
  • Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license news

    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
  • Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state news

    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
  • After 9 USC deaths, students slam school's "weirdly written" letter news

    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
  • Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on Yovanovitch news

    Is that enough pizzazz for you?Ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch had barely been in the Capitol for an hour when President Trump "committed a crime while we're watching," journalist Marcy Wheeler tweeted Friday. That's because as Yovanovitch gave her public impeachment testimony, Trump attacked her in a tweet -- something Wheeler is joining The New York Times' Michael Schmidt and Fox News' Bret Baier in suggesting amounts to witness tampering.Republicans' first aim in Friday's impeachment hearing was to avoid attacking Yovanovitch so she didn't earn any more sympathy points from viewers. But Trump destroyed that strategy with one fell tweet, claiming "everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," naming her work in Somalia and then Ukraine as examples. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) had Yovanovitch address the tweet, or "witness intimidation," as he called it, and Yovanovitch agreed it was "very intimidating."In his live analysis for the Times, Schmidt concurred. "How are Trump's tweets not witness tampering? She's testifying. He's attacking her. And now she has to respond to it," he wrote. And, more surprisingly, Baier seemed to take Yovanovitch's side as well.> That was a turning point in this hearing so far. She was already a sympathetic witness & the President's tweet ripping her allowed Schiff to point it out real time characterizing it as witness tampering or intimidation -adding an article of impeachment real-time.> > -- Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 15, 2019A senior GOP source added to Baier's speculation, telling Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram "we didn't need that." And Ken Starr, famously the author of the report that led to former President Bill Clinton's impeachment, appeared on the network to condemn Trump for his "quite injurious" move, saying "sometimes, we have to control our instincts."More stories from The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:44:47 -0500
  • American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement news

    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
  • Bolivia Expels Maduro’s Diplomats in Abrupt Policy Shift news

    (Bloomberg) -- Bolivia’s new government has only been in power for three days, yet it’s already turned the nation’s foreign policy on its head, transforming former allies into enemies, and former enemies into friends.The government of interim leader Jeanine Anez is cutting the nation’s close ties with socialist nations such as Venezuela and Cuba, and re-aligning the country’s foreign policy with the U.S.On Friday, the government said it will expel all Venezuelan diplomats in the country.Venezuela was a close ally of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who quit Sunday. Morales had a prickly relationship with Washington. He fled to Mexico this week after he lost the support of the security forces and says he’s the victim of a “right-wing coup.”Morales’s allies, who have a majority in both houses of congress, say Anez’s unelected government is illegitimate and has no authority to make policy decisions.Foreign Affairs Minister Karen Longaric, who was sworn in this week, justified the move against Venezuelan diplomats by saying that representatives of President Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuelan government have interfered in Bolivia’s internal affairs.Longaric told reporters that the measure applies to all diplomatic personnel in the Venezuelan Embassy.Armed Venezuelan citizens were involved in “violent acts” that exacerbated unrest in the country, the minister said. More than 700 Cuban citizens, some of them doctors, have also been asked to leave, she said.Read More: Coup or No Coup, Bolivia’s Morales Fell From Grace: QuickTakeLongaric said Bolivia has severed ties with the Venezuelan-led economic bloc of Latin American countries called Alba, and is also considering leaving the Unasur group of countries that was formed by leftist governments to counter the U.S.-dominated Organization of American States.The government will seek closer ties with the U.S and Chile after years of frosty relations under Morales, the minister said earlier this week.Morales told Reuters Friday that while he would like to return to Bolivia, elections could be held without him.The South American country has been in turmoil since Morales’s opponents accused him of trying to rig the Oct. 20 presidential vote, leading to violent clashes and road blockades across the country.Speaking from the government palace in La Paz on Friday, flanked by police and military officials, Anez said she’s taking steps to end the blockades, which are “strangling” major cities and creating fuel shortages.Anez blamed foreign fighters and armed groups linked to Morales’s “regime” for the blockades and says the government will take “constitutional measures” to end them, without elaborating.(Updates with president’s comment on blockades in 13th paragraph)To contact the reporters on this story: John Quigley in Lima at;Matthew Bristow in Bogota at mbristow5@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Matthew Bristow at, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:11:32 -0500
  • Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M news

    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 by $107 million in a final order in the case. 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 addicted to opioids.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:13:32 -0500
  • The White House Motto: Watch Your Back

    There's no honor among thieves nor, apparently, among anxious political hacks who bound themselves to a president with a penchant for subordinating the national interest to his own.Once-eager presidential enablers have turned on one another with feral abandon as the facts of what Trump's flunkies were doing in Ukraine have become clear and the impeachment investigation moves into its public phase.John Bolton, the former national security adviser, appears to be spoiling for a fight. He has a deal worth around $2 million to write a book about his time in the administration, which he left on not-so-friendly terms in September. In a private speech last week, Bolton offered a harsh assessment of the president's foreign-policy chops and suggested that Trump's policy toward Turkey has been driven by personal and business interests, according to NBC News. Bolton's lawyer told impeachment investigators that Bolton has information about "many relevant meetings and conversations" concerning Ukraine that he might be willing to share if the courts give him the go-ahead.Bolton is awaiting the outcome of a lawsuit brought by his former deputy, Charles Kupperman, asking the courts to decide whether a congressional subpoena outweighs the president's order to ignore it.Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, tried to glom onto Kupperman's lawsuit, but Bolton was having none of it. On Monday, a lawyer who represents both him and Kupperman asked a judge to deny Mulvaney's request, citing, among other objections, that Mulvaney may have waived any immunity from testifying when he acknowledged in a news conference last month that Trump had sought a quid pro quo from Ukraine in exchange for military aid and that people needed to "get over it."Mulvaney, who subsequently insisted he hadn't said what he said, was a key player in the pressure campaign to have Ukraine announce an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, while Bolton reportedly said he wanted nothing to do with "the drug deal" Mulvaney was "cooking up" with Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union.Surprised by the blowback, Mulvaney dropped his court request and now says he will abide by the president's edict not to cooperate.Even so, he has been clashing with Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, over what each sees as the other's mishandling of the president's impeachment defense. Mulvaney also faces danger from House Republicans looking for someone to blame other than Trump for the Ukraine mess. He is among the most promising scapegoats, according to The Washington Post, along with the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Sondland, two of the principal players. But Mulvaney has implied to people that he knows too much to be fired.Giuliani, now under criminal investigation over his Ukraine dealings, is facing newly revealed accusations from his "associate" Lev Parnas. Parnas says Giuliani directed him to help pressure Ukrainian officials to investigate Trump's political rival.Giuliani is contemplating starting an impeachment-themed podcast, which should terrify everyone concerned.The president, meanwhile, is said to want to fire not only Mulvaney but also the inspector general of the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, who alerted Congress to the whistleblower complaint, kicking off the impeachment inquiry.More publicly, Trump has been berating Republican lawmakers for suggesting that his behavior toward Ukraine was anything other than "PERFECT" -- as he has taken to ranting on Twitter.While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo isn't under attack from his peers -- yet -- there are warning flags. Last month, his former senior adviser Michael McKinley told investigators that Pompeo ignored his pleas to protect Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, who became the target of a Giuliani smear campaign that contributed to her ouster from Kyiv -- pleas that the secretary claims never to have heard. Who knows where this could lead?Even White House players not directly tied to impeachment are getting in on the action. Peddling her new memoir, Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations, has been accusing former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly of having sought her aid in undermining the president's policy aims during their time in the administration. For his part, Kelly says he warned the president before being pushed out that if he were replaced by a "yes man," Trump would end up being impeached. (Looking at you, Mick.)Then there's Anonymous, the senior administration official who published a September 2018 op-ed in The Times, who is out with a new tell-all book painting an unflattering picture of the president and charging, "The White House, quite simply, is broken."To be fair, with so many people having been pulled -- willingly or otherwise -- into Trump's Ukraine scheme, it can be hard for the lackeys to keep their stories straight and avoid incriminating even themselves. For instance, Sondland originally told impeachment investigators that he had no knowledge of a quid pro quo involving Ukraine. Less than three weeks later, he amended his testimony to say that he did recall telling Ukrainian officials that they were unlikely to receive their promised military aid until they publicly announced the investigations sought by Trump. This recovered memory brought Sondland's testimony more into line with that of other witnesses.All this should serve as a warning for the president's many apologists. As the impeachment inquiry grinds on, the circular firing squad is likely to grow still larger -- and potentially armed with higher-caliber ammunition.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:07:45 -0500
  • 3 judges drunkenly fight at an Indiana White Castle, leaving 2 shot. Now, they're suspended news

    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
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China) news

    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
  • Anger, guilt stir Hong Kong's white collar rebels news

    Driven by anger at the authorities' response to massive protests - and guilt that the burden of defending democracy has fallen on the city's youth - a white collar rebellion is rippling out across Hong Kong. Every day this week thousands of office workers have downed tools for a few hours, responding to a call to strike in a cheekily named "Lunch With You" rally.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:11:10 -0500
  • Exclusive: U.S. regulator rethinking changes to whistleblower program after backlash - sources news

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator is rethinking a proposal that could weaken a landmark whistleblower program after a pushback from whistleblower lawyers and advocates, people with knowledge of the deliberations told Reuters. Last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed reworking the program which allows the SEC to reward tipsters whose original information leads to a penalty exceeding $1 million with between 10% and 30% of the fine. Created after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, the program is widely considered a major success, resulting in more than $2 billion in penalties against firms such as JPMorgan and Bank of America and $387 million in rewards.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:59:55 -0500
  • In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message? news

    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
  • Federal judge rules U.S.-born 'ISIS bride' is not an American citizen news

    A federal judge ruled Thursday that 25-year-old Hoda Muthana, who lived in Alabama but left the U.S. in 2014 to join ISIS, is not an American citizen and therefore the country is not required to repatriate her.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:44:45 -0500
  • Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for school news

    The first responders reported to the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m., shortly after the first shots rang out, and began treating the gunshot victims.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:37:57 -0500
  • The Latest: Beshear urges unity after his rival’s concession news

    Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says it’s time for Kentuckians to come together now that his tough race against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has concluded. Beshear thanked Bevin for his promise to ensure a smooth transition after the incumbent governor conceded to his archrival Thursday. Beshear said he’s ready to help build the “next chapter” of Kentucky’s future.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:25:10 -0500
  • Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit Alleges news

    Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg allegedly told a female employee,"kill it!" when she told him she was pregnant, according to the former Bloomberg executive's 1997 lawsuit.The lawsuit filed in New York by Sekiko Sakai Garrison alleges Bloomberg followed up his first remark with another offensive comment, "Great! Number 16," apparently referring to the number of pregnant employees on his payroll.Sakai Garrison also claimed Bloomberg pointed out another woman to her and remarked, "If you looked like that, I would do you in a second.""Sexual harassment and sexual degredation of women at Bloomberg was pervasive," the lawsuit states.Sakai Garrison, who now lives in Seattle, achieved the number one ranking as regional sales manager at Bloomberg's company, where she worked from 1989 to 1995, when she was let go. She did not respond to a request for comment.The suit accused Bloomberg of making racist remarks as well, including calling Mexican clients "jumping beans" and telling a female employee who needed a nanny, "all you need is some black who doesn't even have to speak English to rescue it from a burning building."The billionaire businessman settled the lawsuit in 2000. Bloomberg claimed to have passed a lie detector test in 2001 denying he made the remark about Sakai Garrison's pregnancy. He said he submitted to the polygraph "because I expected that those allegations would surface in the news media as I began to explore the possibility of entering the mayor's race."Reports of the former New York City mayor's demeaning comments towards women and others have circulated for years, some documented in a book of one-liners gifted to him by work colleagues.“Mike has come to see that some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong,” said Bloomberg's spokesman, Stu Loeser. “He believes his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life.”Bloomberg is currently battling lackluster poll numbers in the Democratic presidential primary after his late 2020 campaign announcement.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:11:08 -0500
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    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:13:00 -0500
  • From 'Anonymous,' key excerpts from inside Trump White House on Putin, Hillary news

    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
  • Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's Why news

    The Air Force isn't done with it yet.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:30:00 -0500
  • The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation news

    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
  • Trump news: Second staffer claims to have heard previously undisclosed call, as Pelosi says president admitted committing bribery news

    Donald Trump has said he “doesn’t remember” a compromising call he allegedly had with Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, which top diplomat Bill Taylor raised at the House impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, saying a member of his staff had overheard Mr Trump asking Mr Sondland about “the investigations”.House investigators heard from Mr Taylor and State Department official George Kent yesterday, with both men describing the administration’s “irregular” dealings with Ukraine as the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his allies pushed for an anti-corruption probe into domestic political rival Joe Biden.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:12:00 -0500
  • French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall news

    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
  • Suspect in ‘Potomac River Rapist’ cold case arrested news

    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
  • Roger Stone jurors reach no verdict after first day of deliberations

    Jurors in the Roger Stone trial spent more than five hours Thursday ensconced in the Washington, D.C., federal courthouse without reaching a verdict. The only indication of how the jury was leaning came via two notes passed to the U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, expressing confusion about what appeared to be just one of the charges against the longtime GOP strategist. The 12-person jury, composed of nine women and three men, will return Friday morning for a second day of deliberations as they weigh the fate of the one-time Donald Trump adviser who is fighting charges of lying to Congress and obstructing lawmakers’ probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:18:28 -0500
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    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:13:00 -0500
  • Black South Carolina Leaders Distance Themselves from Buttigieg Campaign’s ‘Douglass Plan’ news

    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
  • Democrat Warren outlines three-year path to 'Medicare for All' news

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday outlined how she would implement "Medicare for All" during her first term, including new legislation in her first 100 days that would give all Americans the option to enroll in the government health insurance plan. Warren's timeline envisions a progression that would initially retain many aspects of the current system, including employer-based private insurance, while transitioning Americans to the government's Medicare health insurance plan that currently covers individuals 65 and older. The proposal could help blunt criticism, including from a number of the Massachusetts U.S. senator's Democratic presidential rivals, that her Medicare for All plan is too disruptive.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:31:48 -0500
  • Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes news

    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
  • 70-Year-Old Man Dies in Hong Kong Protests as Xi Jinping Calls for an End to the Unrest news

    China’s leader, issued his toughest comments yet about the ongoing protests

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:33:25 -0500
  • Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth news

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

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:30:00 -0500
  • Authorities are searching for a woman after finding her husband's corpse in a bedroom freezer news

    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
  • Virginia police say wanted Marine deserter sought family news

    Police in Virginia say the Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case was trying to reach out to a family member when he was spotted. Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told a news conference that it’s believed Michael Alexander Brown was trying to contact his grandmother when a neighbor saw him early Thursday. The Roanoke Times reports the U.S. Marshals Service learned Sunday night that Brown might be driving a recreational vehicle near Clarendon County, South Carolina, about four hours southwest of Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, where he had been stationed as a U.S. Marine until leaving his post last month.

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:29:07 -0500
  • Trump confidant Roger Stone convicted of lying, witness tampering news

    Donald Trump's longtime aide Roger Stone was convicted Friday of lying to Congress and witness tampering in a bid to spare the president embarrassment over the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Stone was arrested in January at his home in Florida on charges brought by then special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation. A jury of nine women and three men found the 67-year-old guilty on all seven counts arising from his 2017 testimony to lawmakers investigating Kremlin efforts to damage Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton.

    Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:34:27 -0500
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