• Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Trump Administration Quietly Releases Lebanon Military Aid

    The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday and...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    ‘Existential' Is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year

    Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and pondered, across the news, the world and throughout 2019. “In our data, it speaks to this sense of grappling with our survival, both...

  • The Associated Press Dec 2, 2019

    Furry Prehistoric Puppy Unearthed From Permafrost

    Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East. Discovered last year in a lump of frozen mud near the city of Yakutsk, the puppy is unusually well-preserved, with its hair, teeth, whiskers and eyelashes still intact. “This puppy has all its limbs, pelage – fur,...

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico's Coastal Heritage

    A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D images they’ve taken so far to also help identify which historic...

  • NBC News Nov 27, 2019

    Moms Are Binge Drinking More, But So Are All Women, Study Finds

    Moms are binge drinking more, but they’re not the only ones: According to a study released Tuesday, binge drinking rates are on the rise for nearly all groups of Americans, whether they have children or not, NBC News reported. “There had been a lot of media attention on the ‘mommy drinking phenomenon,’” said the study’s lead author Sarah McKetta, a...

  • United States Nov 27, 2019

    Jimmy Carter Out of Hospital After Treatment for Brain Bleed

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said Wednesday that the Carters “look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will continue to recover.”

  • Massachusetts Nov 27, 2019

    United Plates of Thanksgiving: 52 Recipes From 52 Chefs Across the Country

    From tropical fruit in Hawaii to fresh seafood in New England, and barbecue in the South to the hearty dishes of the Midwest, the flavors of the United States know no bounds — and that’s especially apparent on Thanksgiving.

  • Chairman Nov 27, 2019

    Why ‘The Mandalorian' Episodes Are Short and Arrive on Disney+ Once a Week

    In an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, Disney+ is breaking the mold — at least with its new content. While episodes of old Disney shows can be watched one right after another, all of Disney’s new programming is being doled out in weekly installments, just like traditional cable. Then there are the shorter-than-average episodes.

  • Attorney Nov 26, 2019

    Lawyer: Impeachment-Related Ruling on McGahn Doesn't Extend to Bolton, Deputy

    John Bolton’s attorney suggested Tuesday that a court order directing former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before Congress has no bearing on whether his client and another ex-national security official he represents will testify. The statement from attorney Charles Cooper aimed to blunt public speculation that the judge’s order in the McGahn case could influence the actions of...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2019

    Esper Says Trump Ordered Him to Stop SEAL Review Board

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Monday that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics. Esper’s comments are the latest twist in the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, which led to a conflict between...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Trump Denies Bombshell Russia Reports From NYT, Washington Post

    President Donald Trump responded to accusations of Russian collusion in two separate bombshell reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Trump denied that he fired former FBI Director James Comey to advance Russian interests and a Post report that he hid conversations he had with Vladimir Putin.

  • Facebook Nov 21, 2019

    A Look at the Corruption Scandals Facing Israel's Netanyahu

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an attempted coup.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Watch, Read Fiona Hill and David Holmes' Opening Statements at Public Impeachment Hearing

    Fiona Hill, a former top White House adviser on Russia and Europe, and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, are the final witnesses testifying on week two of public hearings as part of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Watch, Read Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement at Public Impeachment Hearing

    Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who took on a central role in events related to President Donald Trump’s request that Ukraine’s new president investigate a political rival, is testifying before House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. Sondland’s prepared statement said “at all times, I was acting in good faith. As a presidential appointee, I followed the...

  • Facebook Nov 20, 2019

    Israel Heads Toward Unprecedented 3rd Election in 12 Months

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward an unprecedented third election in less than a year. The announcement by Benny Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, prolongs the political paralysis that has gripped...

  • head Nov 18, 2019

    Study Sees Future for Hibernating Astronauts

    Just watch out for aliens, right? The European Space Agency says putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets. The agency said Monday that its researchers examined how hibernation would affect the design of a crewed mission to Mars and concluded that it could help to significantly shrink the size of spacecraft.

  • Daniel Macht Nov 15, 2019

    Police Find 26 Kids Behind False Wall at Colorado Day Care

    Police who went to a Colorado day care after receiving complaints that the business was housing more children than its license allowed say they found 26 kids behind a false wall that hid the entrance to a basement. Officers who went to the Play Mountain Place day care in Colorado Springs on Wednesday didn’t initially find any children at the...

  • Daniel Macht Nov 15, 2019

    Dozens Of Kids Found Behind Daycare's False Wall

    A Colorado Springs daycare has been shut down after police conducting a welfare check found more than two dozen children hidden behind a false wall that led to a basement.

  • United States Nov 15, 2019

    2nd Open Impeachment Hearing: Here Are the Opening Statements

    Here are opening statements from the second public impeachment hearing on Nov. 15, which featured the testimony of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee spoke first, followed by ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

  • United States Nov 14, 2019

    Ford's First All-Electric SUV, the Mach-E, Will Be a Mustang

    Ford Motor is expanding its iconic Mustang franchise to include the automaker’s first-ever, all-electric SUV: the Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle, which will make its global debut Sunday in Los Angeles, marks the first time the Mustang name and badge have been used on a vehicle other than the two-door pony car since it debuted in 1964. Ford, prior to announcing...

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