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Judiciary Panel Takes First Steps Toward Impeachment Vote

The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol.

Democrats and Republicans used the otherwise procedural meeting Wednesday evening to deliver sharp, poignant and, at times, personal arguments for and against impeachment. Both

  • Donald Trump 5 hours ago

    Appeals Court to Rehear Arguments in Trump Hotel Lawsuit

    A federal appeals court is set to rehear a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. Earlier this year, a three-judge panel threw out a lawsuit alleging Trump of violating the Constitution by accepting profits through officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel. On Thursday, the state of Maryland

  • New Zealand 2 hours ago

    New Zealand Planning Retrieval of Bodies on Volcanic Island

    New Zealand military specialists will land on a small volcanic island just after first light Friday to attempt to retrieve the bodies of eight victims of an eruption that claimed eight other lives and severely burned survivors. Authorities say the recovery attempt will go ahead even though scientists believe another eruption is possible on White Island. Weather concerns appeared to

  • British Elections 4 hours ago

    UK Voters Decide Who They Want to Resolve Brexit Impasse

    British voters are deciding who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in an election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. Thursday’s parliamentary election pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn. Johnson says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31. Corbyn promises another

  • Juvenile Detention Centers 9 hours ago

    Fewer Kids Report Sex Abuse in US Juvenile Detention Centers

    A new federal report has found the number of kids who say they have been sexually victimized in juvenile detention centers has dropped across the U.S. compared with past years. But remarkably high rates of sexual abuse persist in 12 facilities stretching from Oregon to Florida, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics report released Wednesday. The report analyzed data

  • Donald Trump 10 hours ago

    Trump Signs Order Targeting College Anti-Semitism

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses. Trump has sought to closely align himself with Israel, a move that appeals to many evangelical voters, too. He said Wednesday that the order sends a message to universities: “If you want to accept the tremendous amount…

  • North Korea 11 hours ago

    US: North Korea Missile Tests Are ‘Deeply Counterproductive’

    The United States warned North Korea Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang toward an agreement.

    U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft delivered the message at a Security Council meeting less than three weeks before North Korean leader

  • New England Journal of Medicine 12 hours ago

    More Americans Are Dying at Home Rather Than in Hospitals

    For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, according to Wednesday’s report in the New England Journal of Medicine. “It’s a good thing. Death

  • Major League Baseball 12 hours ago

    All MLB Teams to Expand Protective Netting for 2020 Season: Commissioner

    All 30 Major League Baseball teams will expand the protective netting in stadiums starting with the 2020 season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told CNBC in an interview Wednesday. The protective netting will extend “substantially beyond the end of the dugout,” Manfred told CNBC at the league’s winter meetings in San Diego. The change comes after a 2-year-old girl who was…

  • Harvey Weinstein 12 hours ago

    Weinstein Reaches Tentative $25M Deal With Accusers

    A tentative $25 million settlement revealed Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s board was praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say those who opt out are punished.

  • NBC 5 Investigates 3 hours ago

    If You Call Chicago 911 and Don’t Know Your Street Address, Will the Dispatcher Send Help?

    NBC 5 Investigates uncovered an excruciating series of 911 calls from a man suffering a stroke in a Chicago hotel. Dispatchers insisted they could not send help until he provided the street address. Now the city concedes “more should have been done” — but won’t talk about the case on camera — and still hasn’t responded to the man.

  • Donald Trump 15 hours ago

    Imprisoned Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Asks for Reduced Sentence, Blasts ‘Barr-Led’ Justice Department

    President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen on Wednesday asked a judge to consider either reducing his three-year prison term or release him on a new sentence of home confinement and community service.

  • Israel 13 hours ago

    Israel to Hold 3rd Straight Election, Prolonging Stalemate

    Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his political career.

    The move prolongs a year-long political stalemate that has paralyzed the government and undermined public trust in the

  • Greta Thunberg 3 mins ago

    Trump, Facing Impeachment Vote, Attacks Teen Greta Thunberg

    President Donald Trump criticized the selection of climate activist Greta Thunberg as Time Magazine’s person of the year, tweeting about the 16-year-old Swede hours before the House Judiciary Committee was set for a historic vote to advance articles of impeachment.

    It’s the second time that Trump has mocked Thunberg, who bested Trump on a shortlist of Time’s contenders due to

  • Time Magazine 15 hours ago

    Thunberg ‘a Bit Surprised’ to Be Time Person of the Year

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade. As she left a U.N. climate conference in Madrid, Thunberg told The Associated Press that she was “a bit surprised” at the recognition.

  • Chilean Air Force 11 hours ago

    Chilean Air Force Locates Possible Debris From Missing Plane

    Debris believed to be from a military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished two days ago en route to the Antarctic has been discovered in the frigid, treacherous waters between the icy continent and South America, Chile’s Air Force said Wednesday. Air Force Gen. Eduardo Mosqueira said “sponge” material, possibly from the plane’s fuel tank, was found floating

  • Afghanistan 16 hours ago

    US Considers Leaving Smaller Number of Troops in Afghanistan

    The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not disclose any potential troop totals, but he agreed that leaving a minimal U.S. footprint in

  • United Kingdom 16 hours ago

    Leaders Scramble for Final Votes as UK’s Ugly Election Ends

    Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts. On the last day of the campaign, political leaders dashed around the U.K. on Wednesday trying to win over millions of undecided voters who will likely determine the outcome. Opinion polls suggest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have a lead over the main opposition Labour Party

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