New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is on the ballot in New Hampshire, a state he says he has fallen in love with, and where he expects his patience to pay off
Just as day two of the impeachment hearings were getting underway Friday, the White House made a preemptive move to bolster its case that President Trump's dealings with Ukraine were above-board. The White House released a summary of Trump's first phone call, on April 21, with Ukraine's newly elected president,...
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was "smeared and cast aside" by President Donald Trump because she was considered an obstacle to his personal and political agenda. (Nov. 15)
On Tuesday the Mail Online reported that Hillary Clinton paid a secret visit to Meghan Markle at Frogmore Cottage. According to Business Insider, an anonymous source told royal correspondent Rebecca English that the women are "mutual fan girls" of one another. The former presidential candidate even reportedly got a chance to hold baby Archie during their visit. Although Buckingham Palace has not confirmed the meeting, Clinton recently spoke out about the duchess' treatment by the British media on Twitter. She said, "...If the explanation is that she's biracial, then shame on everybody...It's certainly part of it." She added "Oh my God, I want to hug her. I want to tell her to hang in there, don't let those bad guys get you down." Clinton has also publicly supported Meghan's charity efforts aimed at empowering women.
A State Department official who has drawn praise for speaking out in the past about problems in the Foreign Service is set to testify to House impeachment investigators
Shooting at California High School Leaves 2 Dead, Multiple Injured The incident occurred at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. The school has around 2,300 students and is located less than an hour from Los Angeles. The shooting was first reported at about 8 AM. Reports state that a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male died in the shooting. Three other students were also shot before the shooter turned the gun on himself. The gunman is reportedly in "grave" condition. Los Angeles police add that the suspect is an Asian male and the day of the shooting was his 16th birthday.
The White House said it’s unable to work with Democrats in Congress because of impeachment proceedings. Former President Bill Clinton rejected the claim as an “excuse.” Attorney General William Barr said the Trump administration wants to introduce gun control proposals. According to Politico, Bar said the plan was “sidetracked because of the impeachment process on the Hill.” But Clinton said his administration continued to make legislative progress as he faced impeachment.
Look out, Florida, Indiana is coming for your "Land of Weird Crimes" title: NPR reports three judges there have now been suspended without pay after a May 1 incident that saw them act "in an injudicious manner," per a Tuesday decision from the Indiana Supreme Court . Per the ruling, Andrew...
Thick icicles coat the railings to the lighthouse and snow was sprinkled upon the beaches as temperatures dropped into the teens on Nov. 12 in Michigan City, Indiana.
Koala Colonies Decimated by Wildfires in Australia. In recent weeks, over 100 fires have raced through eastern Australia, destroying more than two million acres of land. . In Port Macquarie, Australia, that land is an important habitat for one of Australia’s most prized species: koalas. . Unlike other animals who flee from fires, koalas scale to the top of trees and curl into a protective ball, waiting for the danger to pass. . As a result, an estimated 350 of the nearly 700 koalas living in the area have been "incinerated.". According to Cheyne Flanagan, a clinical director at the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, the recorded deaths are a "national tragedy,” and the numbers are only expected to grow. "We crunched the numbers up to 350, but these fires have gotten worse, and the numbers are probably higher … We are not finding bodies because they are incinerating to ash." Cheyne Flanagan, via ‘USA Today’
Jury deliberations have resumed in the Washington trial of Roger Stone, a veteran Republican political operative and longtime confidant of President Donald Trump.
Rosalía marks historic night for women at Latin Grammys; Taylor Swift says AMAs performance in jeopardy over music dispute; Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer. (Nov. 15)
Prince Andrew has for the first time answered questions on his ties to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Queen Elizabeth II's second son sat down with the BBC on Thursday for a "no holds barred interview" that was the result of six months of negotiations with Buckingham Palace, reports...
The second day of the House Intelligence Committee's public impeachment hearings starts at 9am Eastern—and former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is expected to recount how she was abruptly ousted at the end of April. In closed-door testimony released last week, Yovanovitch said she was told that Rudy...
When it comes to the holiday, wrapping paper, plastic packaging, and lots of delivery boxes aren't the best for the environment. If you're looking for more eco-friendly gifts this holiday season, Business Insider has 19 sustainable gift ideas that are good for the planet. Their biggest tip? Spend a little extra cash on brands that use recycled materials, or on homewares made from ocean plastic. Some of their gift suggestions include: 1. Sustainable denim: FRAME uses raw materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester. 2. A self-watering indoor garden: Click & Grow has one for $110. Their research says that indoor plants can improve health through consumption, reduce stress and increase happiness. 3. Yoga mat made from tree rubber: Yoga Design Lab makes mats from tree rubber, recycled plastic bottle microfibres, and water-based inks.
10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes . According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with diabetes rose nearly 300 percent between 1980 and 2014. . In honor of World Diabetes Day, here are 10 ways you can reduce your risk of diabetes. . 1. Cut Refined Carbs. 2. Work Out Regularly . 3. Avoid Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. 4. Maintain a Healthy Body Weight. 5. Quit Smoking. 6. Drink Water. 7. Avoid Large Portions of Food. 8. Cut Back on Sedentary Behavior. 9. Boost Your Vitamin D Levels. 10. Avoid Processed Foods
Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, Laura Dern opened up about seeing West wear a long-sleeved top emblazoned with a close-up image of her “Blue Velvet” character, Sandy Williams, over the summer. “This is thanks to the amazing designer Raf Simons, who paid homage to [director] David Lynch and his work,” the “Big Little Lies” and “Marriage Story” actor told DeGeneres. “But what he didn’t know is he actually gave me a tiny bit of cred in my household of teenagers, and I’m really grateful.”
Mo'Nique is suing Netflix for race and gender discrimination, saying it offered her a "lowball" offer for a comedy special because she is a black woman. She says she was offered a "talent fee" of $500,000 for the Nov. 2017 special, while other stars were offered tens of millions,...
Most Important Moments of the Public Impeachment Hearings: Day One. On Nov. 13, the House Intelligence Committee officially began public impeachment hearings to investigate President Donald Trump. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff delivered the first opening statement, saying that the hearings would affect “the future of the presidency itself.”. "Our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency, but the future of the presidency itself, and what kind of conduct or misconduct the American people may come to expect from their commander-in-chief." Adam Schiff, via CNN. Bill Taylor, the top U.S. official in Ukraine, used his statement to lay out a specific timeline of his interactions with top U.S. and Ukraine officials. . At one point, Taylor spoke about Trump’s decision to withhold aid from the Ukraine unless they agreed to investigate Biden’s son, Hunter. . “Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which [Rudy] Giuliani was pressing for.” Bill Taylor, via CNN. Taylor also specifically spoke against the Republicans, calling Trump’s attempt to “leverage security assistance” against Ukraine “alarming.”. California Representative Devin Nunes, the highest-ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee, spoke in defense of Trump. Nunes used his time to voice his belief that the hearings are a “low rent, Ukrainian sequel” to the “Russian hoax.”. "It seems you agreed witting or unwittingly to participate in a drama, but the main performance — the Russia hoax — has ended and you've been cast in the low rent Ukrainian sequel." Devin Nunes, via ‘Nightline’