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Minnesota National Guard 8 hours ago

3 National Guard Members Killed in Black Hawk Helicopter Crash in Minnesota

Three people died when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday after taking off from an airport in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Minnesota National Guard confirmed to NBC News it lost contact with the Black Hawk around 2 p.m. CST. Master Sergeant Blair Heusdens said the helicopter was conducting a maintenance test flight and that three Guardsmen were on board. Later,

  • President Donald Trump 4 mins ago

    Articles of Impeachment: Explaining What’s Next in the House

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats will draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a crucial step toward a vote of the full House. The articles are likely to mostly encompass Democrats’ findings on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Democrats are still writing them, but the articles could charge Trump with abuse of office, bribery and obstruction.

  • Leonard Goldberg 5 hours ago

    Veteran Producer of ‘WarGames,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ Leonard Goldberg Dies at 85

    Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies included “WarGames” and “Sleeping with the Enemy,” has died. He was 85. Goldberg died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from injuries suffered in a fall, according to a statement…

  • Uber 8 hours ago

    Uber Reports More Than 3,000 U.S. Sexual Assaults on 2018 Rides

    More than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the company said in a long-awaited safety report. That figure includes 229 rapes across the company’s 1.3 billion rides. Uber noted that drivers and riders were both attacked, and that some assaults occurred between riders. In 2017, the company said 2,936 sexual assaults were reported.

  • National Christmas Tree 8 hours ago

    National Christmas Tree Lighting: How to Watch, Road Closures to Know

    The National Christmas Tree outside the White House was illuminated during a ceremony with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Thursday evening. Singer-songwriter Jessie James Decker hosted the event.

  • President Donald Trump 9 hours ago

    Ex-Playboy Model Who Claimed Trump Affair Sues Fox News

    The former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with a pre-presidency Donald Trump is suing Fox News over comments that host Tucker Carlson made about the matter. Karen McDougal’s lawsuit was filed Thursday in New York. It says Carlson slandered her by saying last year that what happened “sounds like a classic

  • China 10 hours ago

    US Likely to Hit China Over Human Rights Despite Trade Talks

    Legislation in the Senate would direct the administration to come up with a list of Chinese officials who could face sanctions for their role in the repression of Muslim minorities. Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he

  • 2020 Elections 11 hours ago

    Biden Snaps at Voter in Iowa After Receiving Kerry Endorsement

    Joe Biden sought to capitalize on President Donald Trump’s icy reception from world leaders by portraying himself on Thursday as someone who is well versed in foreign affairs and can restore American prestige abroad. But his moves risked being overshadowed by a testy confrontation with a voter in Iowa. As he nears the end of an eight-day tour of

  • Cory Booker 12 hours ago

    Booker’s Critical Test? Languishing Campaign Plots a Rebound

    New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is hoping a speech in Iowa’s capital city could be a spark for his Democratic presidential campaign. With less than two months before the Iowa caucuses open the Democratic 2020 contest, Booker spoke Thursday in Des Moines. Booker argues California Sen. Kamala Harris’ recent departure from the primary forces the party to confront whether it’s

  • Ohio 12 hours ago

    Drunk Driver With 36 License Suspensions Crashed; Wife Dies

    An Ohio man with 36 driving suspensions and a dozen charges of operating under the influence has been indicted in the death of his wife in an October car crash, NBC News reports. Robert Lee Ellis, 53, of Columbus, Ohio, was indicted on four charges on Monday, including aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence, police announced Wednesday….Get

  • Medicare 13 hours ago

    Pelosi Sets Showdown Vote on Medicare Drug Negotiations Bill

    The House will hold a showdown vote next week on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices, expanded Thursday to provide seniors with dental, vision and hearing benefits not currently covered. Leading Democratic committee chairmen said the Congressional Budget Office has indicated that Pelosi’s bill would save the government $500 billion over 10 years, which they pledged…

  • France 13 hours ago

    Paris Police Arrest Scores Amid Strike Over Pension Reform

    Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. At least 90 people were arrested in Paris by evening as the protests wound down. Police said 65,000 people took to…

  • Capitol Christmas Tree 13 hours ago

    Capitol Christmas Tree Illuminated Wednesday Evening

    The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was illuminated Wednesday evening during a lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The star of the evening was a 60-foot blue spruce, which traveled to D.C. from New Mexico’s Carson National Forest and will be decked out with thousands of handcrafted ornaments from the people of New Mexico. Speaker of the

  • Amber Alert 14 hours ago

    Search Continues for Missing Conn. Baby; Mom’s Death Ruled Homicide

    Police continue to search for a missing 1-year-old baby girl after finding her mother dead in their Ansonia home Monday night and said they are investigating tips after issuing an Amber Alert for the baby on Wednesday afternoon. The mother has been identified as 43-year-old Christine Halloway. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to

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