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Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows two-thirds of voters want the Senate to call new impeachment witnesses

Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows two-thirds of voters want the Senate to call new impeachment witnessesIn a new poll, 63 percent of registered voters agree that the Senate should call new witnesses to testify during President Trump’s impeachment trial.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 5:55 PM

The American Airlines flight attendant union is calling on US airlines to step up precautions for the deadly Wuhan coronavirus

The American Airlines flight attendant union is calling on US airlines to step up precautions for the deadly Wuhan coronavirusThe Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has sickened more than 630 people and killed 18. It has spread to at least 8 countries.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 6:55 PM

Spirit Airlines passenger: Cabin crew didn't take my groping allegation seriously

Spirit Airlines passenger: Cabin crew didn't take my groping allegation seriouslyA Michigan college student says she was sexually assaulted on a Spirit Airlines flight, but that flight attendants treated her like an annoyance.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 7:46 AM

Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church

Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem churchJERUSALEM (Reuters) - "Go outside," French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference. The French tricolor has flown over the Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem's walled Old City since it was gifted by the Ottomans to French Emperor Napoleon III in 1856. France views it as a provocation when Israeli police enter the church's sandstone complex, in a part of Jerusalem captured and annexed by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 11:06 AM

Putin to Meet Jailed Israeli’s Mother Amid Reports of Release

Putin to Meet Jailed Israeli’s Mother Amid Reports of Release(Bloomberg) -- President Vladimir Putin is to meet in Jerusalem with the mother of an Israeli woman imprisoned in Russia on drug-smuggling charges, the Kremlin said, amid reports Russian authorities are preparing to free her.Putin, who’ll be a guest of honor Thursday at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Red Army’s liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp, spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone last week about 26-year-old Naama Issachar. Netanyahu said after the call that he was optimistic about securing her freedom.Issachar was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in a Russian prison in October for carrying a small amount of hashish on a transit flight via Moscow. Her mother, Yaffa, asked Putin in November to pardon her daughter in a letter handed to him by Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem. The plight of the U.S.-born Israeli army veteran, who was detained in April, has become a cause celebre in Israel, where she’s widely regarded as a pawn in a political game.Putin will meet Yaffa Issachar together with Netanyahu and the patriarch, Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday. While Ushakov wouldn’t confirm that a release is planned, he said the president’s right to pardon a convicted person is “an important prerogative.”Property DisputeIn another sign of a possible resolution, Ushakov said Russia and Israel are making progress in settling a dispute over the ownership of Russian Orthodox Church property in Jerusalem. Israel’s Haaretz newspaper said resolving the issue could form part of a quid pro quo with Putin for the release of Issachar.Putin will speak at the anniversary ceremony, though there won’t be time for him to meet with other leaders attending the event, including French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, according to Ushakov.Issachar’s case for a time became entangled with that of a Russian national, Alexei Burkov, whom Israel extradited to the U.S. in November on charges including hacking and credit card fraud. Russia had offered to swap the two, according to Natan Sharansky, a former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician.Putin rebuffed repeated pleas to free her by Netanyahu, who’s fighting to maintain his 13-year-rule as he battles fraud and bribery charges, with new elections due in March.\--With assistance from Gwen Ackerman and Ivan Levingston.To contact the reporters on this story: Andrey Biryukov in Moscow at abiryukov5@bloomberg.net;Henry Meyer in Moscow at hmeyer4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Gregory L. White at gwhite64@bloomberg.net, Tony HalpinFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 8:30 AM

The brazen (and careless) Russian assassination team behind the Salisbury poisonings has been spotted in Europe, again

The brazen (and careless) Russian assassination team behind the Salisbury poisonings has been spotted in Europe, againThey keep failing to kill their targets. And they leave lots of evidence behind them.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 10:34 AM

See This Nuke? Meet the Most Destructive Nuclear Bomb Ever Made By Man

See This Nuke? Meet the Most Destructive Nuclear Bomb Ever Made By ManThank god the Soviets never deployed it.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 10:45 AM

Canada's TSB says Iran has invited it to examine black boxes

Canada's TSB says Iran has invited it to examine black boxesCanada's Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it has been invited by Iran to participate in the download and analysis of the flight recorders from the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines jet “whenever and wherever” that takes place. Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at the jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran's main airport earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board. Fifty-seven Canadians died and 138 of the passengers were headed to Canada.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 4:29 PM

NYT Ed Board Member Wrote Out ‘Full Draft’ of Biden Endorsement, but Scrapped It over His ‘Normal’ Message and Lack of ‘Urgency’

NYT Ed Board Member Wrote Out ‘Full Draft’ of Biden Endorsement, but Scrapped It over His ‘Normal’ Message and Lack of ‘Urgency’Kathleen Kingsbury, a deputy editorial page editor and member of The New York Times’s editorial board, revealed Thursday that she wrote a full 2,000-word endorsement of Joe Biden, only for the board to reject it because “it didn’t match the moment.”The Times broke new ground this cycle by conducting on-the-record interviews with nine of the top candidates and airing the interviews, which have historically been off-the-record, on their documentary show The Weekly on FX.Kingsbury explained to Times columnists on the The Argument podcast how the Times editorial board arrived at its first-ever dual endorsement of Senators Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), saying that “policy prescriptions” and the “messages” drove much of the thought-process. She also dismissed concerns about electability, calling the effort to predict which candidate would be most successful in the general election a “fool’s errand.”“What we realized is that the party needs to have that conversation amongst itself. It’s really not the role of the editorial board to determine the future of the Democratic Party,” Kingsbury said.But she revealed that, following heightened tensions with Iran after President Trump’s decision to kill Qasem Soleimani, she went ahead and drafted an endorsement of Biden, citing his opposition to the war in Afghanistan.“Right after we had the outbreak of conflict with Iran, I sat down and I wrote an entire endorsement of Joe Biden,” Klingsbury said. “I think that came from a desire on my part for the comfort of having someone who during his interviews, spoke so fluently about foreign policy, who’s been in the room in some of those more difficult decision-making [moments].”In August, Biden fabricated an Afghanistan-war story about how he resisted safety concerns to travel to “godforsaken country” and honor a war hero.“We can lose a vice president,” he recounted at a campaign event. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.”Klingsbury then explained why the Times ultimately did not pursue Biden’s endorsement, implying that Biden’s campaign hasn't meaningfully grappled with the conditions that gave rise to Trump's election.“Joe Biden’s message simply is ‘let’s go back to normal, whatever normal is, right?’ For a lot of Americans, ‘normal’ wasn’t working and I think that there needs to be some recognition that at least for some portion of the American public, the government and the economic systems were failing them,” she said.In an emailed statement to National Review, Kingsbury said she did not “have much to say beyond what I said on The Argument.” She declined to comment on whether the board wrote any other endorsement drafts, or when it decided to scrap Biden’s.“Once I had a draft in hand, I realized I should return to the wisdom of my board,” she explained ". . . [Biden’s] message and his proposed plans don’t feel like they match the urgency of the moment.”




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 2:27 PM

Rep. Ilhan Omar launches 'Send her back to Congress!' reelection bid with big advantages

Rep. Ilhan Omar launches 'Send her back to Congress!' reelection bid with big advantagesRep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is kicking off her reelection campaign Thursday night with a massive bank account and no challengers who pose a serious threat from either party. Her campaign slogan — “Send her back to Congress!” — gleefully evokes President Trump’s personal attacks on her.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 5:07 PM

FOX News

Eli Manning retires: New York Giants QB's incredible stats
Two-time Superbowl winner Eli Manning will officially retire from professional football on Friday, leaving behind an impressive stat line that topped nearly every passing record in New York Giants history. 

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 3:06 AM
Dem impeachment witness unloads on GOP senator, as Dems argue during 3rd day of Trump's trial
As the third day of the ongoing impeachment trial of President Trump wrapped up and some senators played with fidget spinners, most of the drama was elsewhere -- with one Democratic witnesses accusing a Republican senator of "defamation" and "slander," and Republicans vowing to highlight alleged corruption by Hunter Biden.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 3:03 AM
Caravan in Mexico broken up by national guardsmen, immigration agents
Mexican security forces and immigration agents put hundreds of Central Americans who crossed into the country early Thursday on buses to be processed and possibly sent back to their home country amid a wave of migrants passing through in an effort to reach the United States. 

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 3:01 AM
Tucker Carlson tells Michael Bloomberg: Stop apologizing for your existence
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg should own his life's accomplishments instead of apologizing for them, Tucker Carlson said Thursday.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:49 AM
Clinton impeachment trial: What happened to the House impeachment managers?
Here's a look at what the 13 impeachment managers from former President Bill Clinton's trial in 1999 are up to today, and what they're saying about the ongoing Senate trial against President Trump. 

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:46 AM
Terry Crews calls 'AGT' the 'best experience' he's had amid Gabrielle Union exit
Terry Crews isn't letting the recent drama surrounding "America's Got Talent" get him down.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:31 AM
Tucker Carlson mocks 'St. Adam' Schiff's performance at Senate impeachment trial
Tucker Carlson continued his mockery of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and his performance during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump Thursday, saying Schiff had revived his "wartime general" character from the previous day's proceedings while adding a "theological dimension."

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:29 AM
State Department refuses to extradite American charged in deadly UK crash
The U.S. has turned down the extradition request for U.S. citizen Anne Sacoolas who was charged in the U.K. with causing the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn by dangerous driving.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:26 AM
Coronavirus: Who is most at-risk?
After the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, medical professionals have examined which physiological archetypes and age groups might have a greater risk of contracting the disease, in an effort to educate the public.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:09 AM
Charles Gasparino details Democratic 'civil war', Obama anxiety over Sanders campaign
Former President Barack Obama is becoming anxious over Sen. Bernie Sanders', I-Vt., candidacy in the Democratic presidential primary, according to Fox Business Network's Charlie Gasparino.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:03 AM

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