The federal Bureau of Prisons plans to transfer the warden in charge of the jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life to another correctional facility, despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death
The former stockbroker behind The Wolf of Wall Street has sued the production company that put up $100 million to make the movie. The fraud and breach of contract lawsuit seeks $300 million, the Guardian reports. The company, Red Granite, was caught up in an embezzlement scheme, and its co-founder...
In the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff argues that it was "one hell of a Russian intelligence coup" that the president chased kooky theories about Ukraine pushed by Rudy Giuliani that benefited Vladimir Putin at U.S. expense. (Jan. 24)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday to bolster the account of friend and fellow actress Annabella Sciorra, who said she was raped by the former Hollywood producer in the early 1990s. Perez, whose film credits include Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” told jurors that Sciorra shared details of the alleged assault, including that Weinstein had pinned her arms above her head as he raped her. Sciorra, who appeared in “The Sopranos,” testified on Thursday that Weinstein violently raped her more than 25 years ago.
5 Tips for Heading Back to College Going back to school can be scary. These tips can help you to jump back in with confidence. 1. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, to get a loan or grant for schooling. 2. Make sure you research the best school or program that will suit your needs. CAEL's Becky Klein-Collins, via NPR 3. Figure out which degree you want before taking the necessary steps towards your specific goal. 4. Settle any current affairs you may have so they do not clash with your upcoming education schedule. 5. Once you sign up, refresh your memory in the field by taking a free online course. Graduate! Network adviser Denise Whittaker, via NPR
Which Democrat has the best chances of becoming the nominee? Business Inside and Morning Consult conducted a survey and came up with a 2020 Democratic Power Ranking. Elizabeth Warren is in third place at 14% in Morning Consult polling. That's a substantial decline from the 21% support she held at her peak in October. Bernie Sanders is in second place, supported by 23% of Democrats. Joe Biden maintains high levels of support with 29%.
President Trump told thousands of anti-abortion marchers Friday that he's their champion, and they agreed—breaking into chants of "four more years" after his speech on the National Mall. "Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House," he said, USA Today reports. Trump is the first...
Shanghai Disney Resort to Close Due to Coronavirus Disney's theme park will be closed in China over the Lunar New Year. Shanghai Disney Resort made the announcement on Friday "in response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak." Guests have been refunded, and it is not yet known when the park will reopen. The virus originated in China's city of Wuhan, but it has spread throughout Asia and into the United States. The Wuhan virus has already infected more than 800 people and dozens have died. Other Chinese cities, including Beijing, have canceled their Lunar New Year activities.
Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial accusing the president of laboring to cover up his actions with Ukraine that finally led to the charges now against him. (Jan. 24)
Democratic House impeachment managers are in their final day of arguments against President Trump. Friday's focus: obstruction of justice. The impeachment managers are asserting that Trump withheld crucial documents and blocked the testimony of top White House officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . "The president tried to cheat," said impeachment...
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 in the first NBA regular-season game in France
Kamala Harris is thinking about throwing her support to former opponent Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential race, party officials tell the New York Times . Biden has already said he'd consider picking her as a running mate, and an endorsement could put her in position for that. But there are...
Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments at Donald Trump's impeachment trial arguing the president risked U.S. relations with a key ally and promoted Russian propaganda strictly for personal and political gain. (Jan. 24)
Kamala Harris was once considered an elite candidate for President. Her campaign floundered and she dropped out of the race in December. As the primaries approach, her former rival Democratic candidates are actively seeking her endorsement. A recent report said the former White House hopeful was considering throwing her support behind Joe Biden. On Friday she said she's not yet thinking about whom she will endorse. "I have not made any decision about who I'm endorsing," Harris told Sirius XM's "Signal Boost with Zerlina Maxwell and Jess McIntosh." "I have not made a decision about when I'm going to do that ... I am not thinking about it right now," she continued."
This Day in History: First Winter Olympics January 25, 1924 The first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Scandinavians dominated the 14 events that involved a total of six sports. Norway won the unofficial team competition with 17 medals. The United States came in third. Of the nearly 300 athletes, only 13 were women, and they only competed in the figure-skating events. The Olympics offered a particular boost to skiing, a sport that would become extremely popular within the next decade. The success of “International Winter Sports Week" led to the second Winter Olympic games in 1928.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is one of the most controversial members of the Trump administration. She has rolled back protections for students facing massive education debt. She's reduced protections for transgender students. Now, she has caused controversy with her statements on abortion. Devos drew comparisons between the arguments for a woman's right to have an abortion to slavery. She made the remarks during a Colorado Christian University event in Washington D.C. DeVos said that many Americans see both slavery and abortion as a "vast moral evil."
President Trump has repeatedly said he doesn't know Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of Rudy Giuliani who helped the ex-mayor investigate Joe Biden in Ukraine, and who were arrested in October . Parnas has since said he feels betrayed by Trump, which prompted him to turn over a trove...
More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says A new survey led by health insurer Cigna found a 7 percent rise in loneliness since 2018. The research noted social media use and poor work-life balance as significant contributors to the increase. Bert Uchino, a professor at the University of Utah who studies relationships and health, has said pervasive loneliness has “widespread effects.” Bert Uchino, via NPR Uchino also added that loneliness is linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The study concluded that Gen Z has the highest loneliness scores, with boomers having the lowest.