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  • Senate Impeachment Trial: Rep. Adam Schiff Outlines the Case for Removing Trump

    (CNN) — House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff detailed the House’s case for removing President Donald Trump from office on Wednesday as the Senate’s trial shifted to opening arguments following a contentious first day spent debating the rules of the impeachment trial. Schiff argued to senators that the House had overwhelming evidence showing that Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress, but that the case would be even more clear to both the Senate jurors and the public if senators voted […]

  • Terry Jones, ‘Monty Python’ Star, Dies at 77

    “Monty Python” star Terry Jones has died aged 77, Britain’s PA Media news agency has reported, citing his agent. Jones was a member of the much-loved British comedy group and also directed a number of its most popular films, including “Life of Brian” and “The Meaning of Life.” In recent years he had battled primary progressive aphasia, a rare form of dementia that affects speech. He died on Saturday evening with his wife by his side, his family said in […]

  • US Military Says Additional Service Members Treated for Injuries From Iranian Strikes

    US Central Command announced Tuesday that additional US troops who were serving at a base in Iraq that was struck by Iranian missiles earlier this month have been transported to an American medical facility in Germany. The injured service members are separate from the 11 who CENTCOM last week announced had been injured in the January 8 strike. That strike was retaliation for the January 2 US strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. CENTCOM did not immediately give an exact number on how many additional […]

  • Toyota and Honda Recalling Millions of Vehicles Over Safety Issues

    JAPAN — Two of Japan’s biggest automakers, Toyota and Honda, are recalling millions of cars over unrelated safety issues. Toyota said Tuesday it would recall 3.4 million cars, 2.9 million of which are in the United States, because of potentially defective equipment meant to protect passengers during a crash. The affected models in North America, Central America, and South America include some Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Avalon, and Avalon HV lines that were produced between 2010 and 2019. In a separate […]

  • Nine Dead, 440 Infected as China Confirms Wuhan Virus Can Be Spread by Humans

    Officials in China are racing to contain the outbreak of a new virus that has left at least nine people dead and sickened more than 440 after it was confirmed the infection can be passed between humans. The spread of the respiratory virus to Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and now the United States, is fueling fears of a broader epidemic, as China enters its busiest travel period of the year. Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was […]

  • A Group of ‘Furries’ Stopped a Domestic Violence Assault

    SAN JOSE, Ca. — Several members attending a furry convention in California on Friday helped restrain a man who was assaulting his girlfriend until police arrested him, according to officials. Six people witnessed the assault at the annual Further Confusion, or FurCon, in San Jose. Furries are enthusiasts who celebrate characters and stories involving anthropomorphic animals, or fictitious characters that have human traits. They said the man was assaulting a woman in a car, the San Jose Police Department said […]

  • Senate Impeachment Trial: Republicans Vote to Table Schumer Amendment Seeking Documents

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Senate Republicans defeated an amendment from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday to subpoena the White House for Ukraine documents on the opening day of the bitterly fought impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The amendment was killed by Republicans on a party-line vote, 53-47. Schumer is proposing additional amendments — including to subpoena the State Department — which are also likely to be defeated by Republicans as the Senate debates a resolution to set the […]

  • National Weather Service Warns of Falling Iguanas

    As the coldest air of the season spreads across the Eastern US, even some southern states are feeling the chill. From Louisiana to the Carolinas, even down through Florida, temperatures are averaging 10 to 15 degrees below normal. Freeze warnings and hard freeze warnings are in effect across Florida and Georgia through Wednesday morning. Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Miami issued a rare forecast regarding cold temperatures but it was for iguanas. Yes, you read that correctly. “Don’t […]

  • CDC Confirms First US Case of Wuhan Coronavirus

    The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The coronavirus has already sickened hundreds and killed six people in Asia. CDC officials said the United States will be more strict about health screenings of airplane passengers arriving from Wuhan. The patient, who is not being named, is in isolation at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. He is […]

  • Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis, Says 2019 Was ‘Most Painful, Miserable’ Year of His Life

    A fall led to Ozzy Osbourne having the “worst” year of his life. In an interview with Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America,” the legendary rocker talked about his challenges following a fall last February. With his wife Sharon at his side, the 71-year-old musician recalled what happened. “When I had the fall it was pitch black,” he said. “I went to the bathroom and I fell.” Osbourne said he “just fell and landed like a slam on the floor.” […]

  • Commercial Pilot Charged After Allegedly Writing Racist Graffiti on Bathroom Wall

    TALLAHASSEE, F.L. — A commercial pilot has been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly writing racist and pro-Trump graffiti at the Tallahassee, Florida, airport, court documents show. Police charged James Ellis Dees, now a former Endeavor Air employee, with nine counts of criminal mischief after he admitted he wrote such slurs as “#MAGA =NO N**S =NO SP**S” — derogatory terms toward African Americans and Hispanics — multiple times, according to court documents. The graffiti was found mainly in airport bathrooms […]

  • New Hampshire Man Strangles Coyote to Death After It Attacks His Son

    KENSINGTON, N.H. — A New Hampshire man killed a coyote with his bare hands Monday after it grabbed his 2-year-old son by his jacket hood and dragged him to the ground. Ian O’Reilly told CNN he had “never harmed an animal, so it was a weird experience.” After the coyote bit him twice while he tried fending it off, O’Reilly kicked it away and used his body weight to suffocate it while holding its snout shut, he said in an […]

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