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'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clip

'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clipOn 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.


Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test denied

Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test deniedGeorgia inmate Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was executed for killing a convenience store clerk 25 years ago. His lawyers had appealed for DNA testing.


Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfewHong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. China’s leader said ending the violence and restoring order are Hong Kong’s most pressing task, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Police spokesman Tse Chun-chung denied his department had been asked to enforce a possible curfew this weekend.


American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement

American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlementA 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).


Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding cityAn exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro closed access to the submerged St. Mark's Square and issued an international appeal for funds, warning that the damage caused by this week's floods could rise to one billion euros. Local authorities said the high tide peaked at 154 cm (5.05 ft), slightly below expectations and significantly lower than the 187 cm level reached on Tuesday, which was the second highest tide ever recorded in Venice.


Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' stateVietnam 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.


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

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


Pelosi: What Trump did makes what Nixon did during Watergate ‘look almost small’

Pelosi: What Trump did makes what Nixon did during Watergate ‘look almost small’At her weekly press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said what President Trump did with regard to Ukraine makes what President Nixon did during Watergate “look almost small.”


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

After 9 USC deaths, students slam school's "weirdly written" letterAfter recent student deaths, a letter was sent out to every USC student discussing mental health and the dangers of opioid use


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

Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on YovanovitchIs 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. https://t.co/HSCkGMIqmH> > -- 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 theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?


A History of Modern American Architecture

A History of Modern American Architecture


N. Korea calls Biden a ‘rabid dog’ for insulting its dignity

N. Korea calls Biden a ‘rabid dog’ for insulting its dignityNorth 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.


Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for school

Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for schoolThe 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.


Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license

Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get licenseA 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.


Drug trafficking up sharply under Venezuela's Maduro: US

Drug trafficking up sharply under Venezuela's Maduro: USDrug trafficking to and from Venezuela has shot up 50 percent under President Nicolas Maduro, who is enriching himself by working with organized crime, the United States charged Thursday. Maduro, a leftist who has been in power since 2013, helps crime gangs and has given refuge to terror groups, said Admiral Craig Faller, commander of the US Southern Command based in Miami. "We're seeing an increase in drug trafficking placed out of Venezuela that is aided and abetted by the illegitimate Maduro regime," Faller told a Caribbean security conference.


How Baghdadi Used Religion to Sell the Islamic State's Twisted Tribe

How Baghdadi Used Religion to Sell the Islamic State's Twisted TribeThe Islamic State’s caliphate was never widely recognized among the global Muslim community and no longer has significant territory. But the Islamic State still uses the history of the caliphate to push their claims.


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

Sanders, AOC to Introduce Over $100 Billion Plan to Make Public Housing Environmentally FriendlyRepresentative 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.


Pirates attacked an Italian ship off the coast of Mexico — the latest sign of a growing criminal industry

Pirates attacked an Italian ship off the coast of Mexico — the latest sign of a growing criminal industryThere's big money in stealing fuel in Mexico, and the thieves are willing to go offshore in order to find new targets.


Fox News Reporter Grasps at Straws: Constitution ‘Doesn’t Say Anything About Witness Intimidation’

Fox News Reporter Grasps at Straws: Constitution ‘Doesn’t Say Anything About Witness Intimidation’Fox News senior Capitol Hill producer Chad Pergram provided some cover for Donald Trump on Friday after the president unleashed a Twitter attack on former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch while she was testifying before Congress, noting that “witness intimidation” isn’t featured in the Constitution as it relates to impeachment.Friday’s open impeachment hearing took a dramatic turn when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) read aloud the president’s tweet, prompting Yovanovitch to respond: “I can’t speak to what the president’s trying to do but I think the effect is to be intimidating.”Immediately after the hearing went into recess, Fox News anchor Bret Baier didn’t pull any punches, pointing out that the hearing “turned on a dime” with the Trump tweet.“That enabled Schiff to then characterize that tweet as intimidating the witness or tampering with the witness, which is a crime,” Baier added. “Adding essentially an article of impeachment real-time.”Baier wasn’t the only Fox News on-air personality to express how the president’s ill-advised tweet spelled bad news for him. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said, “I think if you are not moved by the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch today you don’t have a pulse,” while Fox News contributor Ken Starr, a reliable Trump defender, lectured Trump.“The president was not advised by counsel in deciding to do this tweet,” the former independent counsel declared. “Extraordinarily poor judgment…obviously this was quite injurious.”A short time later, however, Pergram appeared to somewhat rebuke Baier.“Something else that was said by Adam Schiff, the chair of the Intelligence Committee, he indicated that this might be an attempt to intimidate the witness,” the Fox “hard-news” reporter said. “When we look at the U.S. constitution and we look at Article 2, Section 4, it doesn’t say anything about witness intimidation.”“It talks about high crimes, misdemeanors, bribery, a theme we’ve heard,” Pergram added. “You can see potentially Democrats could use that moment to try to tie that into an article of impeachment. And something else very important, this is the second day of these hearings here. We have not had a moment in the hearing on Wednesday, until this morning, that kind of crystallized—that was emblematic—of these hearings. You often have it in these large, high-profile hearings. So far, heretofore, that is that moment."It should be noted, however, that both former Presidents Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon faced articles of impeachment that included charges that they tried to influence the testimonies of witnesses.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'

William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'Republican counsel Steve Castor came to Wednesday's impeachment hearing with a curious line of questioning: could something extremely unusual have, theoretically, been even more unusual?Castor, the lawyer who questioned diplomat William Taylor on behalf of House Republicans during the public impeachment hearing, asked about what Taylor had previously described as a "confusing and unusual arrangement for making U.S. policy toward Ukraine" in the Trump administration, with there being a secondary, "highly irregular" channel including Rudy Giuliani operating outside of formal diplomatic processes.But Castor's apparent defense of this irregular channel is that it could have, in theory, been more irregular."In fairness, this irregular channel of diplomacy, it's not as outlandish as it could be," Castor said to Taylor. "Is that correct?"Taylor laughed at this question while agreeing that, well, sure, it "could be" more outlandish. But the line of questioning didn't go quite as Castor likely planned. After Castor tried to get Taylor to say that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's involvement in the secondary channel also was "certainly not outlandish," Taylor didn't exactly agree, responding that it's "a little unusual for the U.S. ambassador to the EU to play a role in Ukraine policy.""Okay," Castor said, making one more attempt by asking, "It might be irregular, but it's certainly not outlandish." This time, a seemingly baffled but amused Taylor just smiled. > "This irregular channel of diplomacy is not as outlandish as it could be, is that correct?" GOP counsel asks William Taylor. > > Taylor agrees, but adds, "It's a little unusual for the US ambassador to EU to play a role in Ukraine policy." https://t.co/YHsiIaIXhs pic.twitter.com/Vp6mO6PhvF> > -- ABC News (@ABC) November 13, 2019More stories from theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?


New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workersNew Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called “gig economy” that rely heavily on contract labor to deliver the services at the heart of their popular apps. New Jersey’s labor department told Uber it, along with its subsidiary Rasier, owes $523 million in overdue taxes form the last four years and is also facing fines and interest of $119 million, according to letters from the department that were first reported Thursday by Bloomberg Law.


A gun known as the 'cop-killer' used in killing of Ohio detective during drug raid, officials said

A gun known as the 'cop-killer' used in killing of Ohio detective during drug raid, officials saidDetective Jorge DelRio was working as part of a DEA task force when he was shot in the face after entering a home. He died days later.


Eastern Libya authorities stop plane from rival territory

Eastern Libya authorities stop plane from rival territoryBENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan authorities forced a civilian flight to land for security checks soon after it had taken off from a city controlled by their rivals in the Tripoli government on Thursday, authorities said. The 90-minute stoppage of the Libyan Airlines flight underlined the warring sides' competition for control of Libya's institutions and infrastructure - part of a rift that has frustrated U.N.-led peace efforts. The flight took off from the western city of Misrata and was ordered to land at Benina airport in the eastern city of Benghazi, an official at Benina told Reuters.


Lebanon protesters angered by PM pick

Lebanon protesters angered by PM pickLebanese protesters who have been demanding radical reform reacted with anger Friday to the reported designation of a new prime minister they regard as emblematic of a failed political system. According to senior officials speaking on condition of anonymity and Lebanese press reports, key political players agreed that Mohammed Safadi should be tasked with forming the next government. Outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned on October 29, nearly two weeks into the unprecedented nationwide protests demanding the wholesale removal of a ruling elite seen as corrupt and incompetent.


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

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


Trump Administration Proposes Employment Restrictions for Asylum Seekers who Enter U.S. Illegally

Trump Administration Proposes Employment Restrictions for Asylum Seekers who Enter U.S. IllegallyU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Wednesday a proposal to limit the employment eligibility of asylum seekers who have attempted to enter the U.S. illegally.Specifically, the proposal would prevent asylum seekers from obtaining a work permit based on their pending asylum application, if they entered the U.S. illegally. Work permits would only be given to asylum seekers who are granted asylum in the U.S.The proposal would also bar asylum seekers from receiving work permits if the applicant has been convicted of certain crimes in the U.S., such as drunk driving or child abuse."USCIS must take steps to address pull factors encouraging aliens to illegally enter the United States and exploit our asylum framework," said USCIS acting director Ken Cuccinelli in a statement. "These proposed reforms are designed to restore integrity to the asylum system and lessen the incentive to file an asylum application for the primary purpose of obtaining work authorization."Asylum seekers who enter the U.S. at a legal point of entry would not be affected by the proposed change.The Trump administration has already implemented a number of policies meant to deter illegal immigration, including the Migrant Protection Protocols enacted in January. The protocols, also called the "remain in Mexico" policy, requires asylum seekers who entered the U.S. illegally to return to Mexico while federal agencies process their applications.On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in favor and against the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to apply for a two-year deportation deferral. The court's conservative majority appeared willing to uphold the administration's decision.


Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth

Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on EarthSome say life can exist there. Others say no way.


American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder

American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murderAn 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.


In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message?

In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message?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.


Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Says He Worries About His Safety 'Every Day' at TIME 100 Next Event

Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Says He Worries About His Safety 'Every Day' at TIME 100 Next EventWine has said he plans to run for president in Uganda in 2021.


Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be charged

Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be chargedA 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.


View Photos of the 2020 Morgan Plus 4

View Photos of the 2020 Morgan Plus 4


Anger, guilt stir Hong Kong's white collar rebels

Anger, guilt stir Hong Kong's white collar rebelsDriven 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.


'He doesn't seem like the kind of kid to do this': Classmates, neighbors surprised by suspected Santa Clarita shooter's identity

'He doesn't seem like the kind of kid to do this': Classmates, neighbors surprised by suspected Santa Clarita shooter's identityThe 16-year-old who fatally shot two students and wounded three others at Saugus High School in California was an unlikely shooter, classmates said.


Katie Hill Accuses McConnell of Prioritizing the ‘NRA’s Money’ Over ‘Our Kids’ after Calif. Shooting

Katie Hill Accuses McConnell of Prioritizing the ‘NRA’s Money’ Over ‘Our Kids’ after Calif. ShootingFormer 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.


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

Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's WhyThe Air Force isn't done with it yet.


After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame Street

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame StreetInternational versions of Sesame Street reflect local audiences. America is ready for gay characters but cancellation is a risk in some countries.


North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing deathNorth Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that needed to be put down. The official KCNA news agency did not say how Biden had insulted the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, but the 2020 presidential hopeful has been critical of U.S. President Donald Trump's policy, saying he was coddling a murderous dictator.


The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviationThe recently unveiled seal for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy features the carrier's most well-known aircraft, along with a future addition.


Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violenceAttorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of mental health issues. The push, known as Project Guardian, was unveiled at a news conference in Memphis, Tennessee, alongside officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, on the same day public impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump began in Washington. “Gun crime remains a pervasive problem in too many communities across America,” Barr said in a statement.


There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019

There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019There have been more than more than 365 mass shootings so far this year


Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spireThe 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.


The U.S. Navy canceled a routine Black Sea operation after Trump complained that it was hostile to Russia

The U.S. Navy canceled a routine Black Sea operation after Trump complained that it was hostile to RussiaChristopher Anderson, an aide to Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine, testified that the White House canceled a Navy freedom-of-navigation operation in the Black Sea after President Trump complained to then-national security adviser John Bolton about a CNN report that framed the operation as a counter to Russia, Politico reported.


See Photos of the 2020 Nissan Titan

See Photos of the 2020 Nissan Titan


Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes

Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classesChicago 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.


This Is Why Russia Wanted A 1,000 Foot Long Aircraft Carrier (More Like Supercarrier)

This Is Why Russia Wanted A 1,000 Foot Long Aircraft Carrier (More Like Supercarrier)In the 1980s.


'Very intimidating' - Trump launches Twitter attack on witness during impeachment testimony

'Very intimidating' - Trump launches Twitter attack on witness during impeachment testimonyPresident Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation. Marie Yovanovitch, a career diplomat, was explaining to the second day of televised impeachment hearings how she fought corruption in Ukraine and how the Trump administration pulled her back to Washington abruptly earlier this year. Democrats say her removal was aimed at clearing the way for Trump allies to persuade Ukraine to launch corruption investigations into Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.


Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit Alleges

Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit AllegesDemocratic 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.


The Latest: Bolivia interim leader warns Evo Morales

The Latest: Bolivia interim leader warns Evo MoralesBolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales will have to “answer to justice for electoral fraud” if he returns home. Jeanine Áñez made the comment during a news conference Friday, a day after Morales insisted from asylum in Mexico that he remains the country’s legitimate president because his resignation was forced by the military and wasn’t formally accepted by Congress. Añez was the top-ranking Senate opposition official when Morales resigned Sunday and says that the resignation of everyone else in the chain of succession left her with the presidency.


A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's death

A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's deathDonna Francis fled to the UK a day after killing Kelly Mayhew in 2015. She was extradited back to the US in August to face trail. She pleaded guilty.