Democrats and Republican say they want changes in the government's surveillance powers after abuses were disclosed in a watchdog's report on the FBI's Russia investigation
Chris Wallace of Fox News has not been shy about voicing his criticism of President Trump, and he delivered a strong rebuke Wednesday night. "I believe that President Trump is engaged in the most direct sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history," Wallace said during a speech...
The Pentagon says it's conducted a flight test Thursday of a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer. It was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Dec. 12)
Elizabeth Warren is set to give a speech in New Hampshire Thursday. Her aides say she will blast Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg for continuing to hold fundraisers with the ultra-wealthy. She also plans to call them “naive” about the fight ahead. The direct engagement with Buttigieg and Biden is a shift for Warren. In recent weeks she's seen her campaign struggle. Initially, she resisted going after her Democratic rivals directly. Politico reports she preferred to stay above the fray. She worried hitting other Democrats turn off voters and make them unlikely to ever support her.
Nicholas Braun to Play WeWork's Adam Neumann in New Series. Braun is best known for playing Greg Hirsch on the hit HBO program, 'Succession.' . The new limited series will be based off of a book about the rise and fall of WeWork. The book comes from 'Wall Street Journal' reporters Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell. Neumann resigned as CEO of the company this past September after a disastrous bid to go public. A documentary based on the piece from Chernin Entertainment is also in the works. Besides playing Neumann, Braun will executive produce the untitled series. No network is attached, but given Braun's work on 'Succession,' it could appear on HBO
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking a different approach to impeachment proceedings. McConnell is expected to hold a final vote to acquit President Donald Trump if he gets impeached. According to CNN, McConnell is taking this approach instead of dismissing the articles of impeachment. Republicans wants to clear the president of any charges made against him, not just dismiss the case. The Constitution requires 67 votes to convict the president and remove him from office.
The wreckage of the Chilean Air Force plane that went missing en route to a base in Antarctica Monday night has been found, and Chile's government believes all 38 passengers aboard are dead. "I would like to express our condolences, support and the pain we are feeling for the human...
Harvey Weinstein Accusers Reach $25 Million Settlement. Weinstein was arrested in May 2018 on charges of "Rape, Criminal Sex Act, Sex Abuse and Sexual Misconduct for incidents involving two separate women." . He was released on bail and pleaded not guilty to the charges. ‘The New York Times’ reported Wednesday that the new deal “would not require the Hollywood producer to admit wrongdoing or pay anything to his accusers himself.”. The deal will reportedly bring an end to "nearly every such lawsuit against him" and his now-bankrupt Weinstein Company. His trial is set for Jan. 6, 2020
A Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call is being remembered for his quirkiness and his service to others
A mountain lion was captured in a Southern California neighborhood Thursday morning. The male lion was tranquilized and outfitted with a tracking collar that scientists will use to study the big cat. (Dec. 12)
In most emergencies, you only need to dial three digits to get help: 911. But for people considering suicide, it takes a lot more digits than that to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Thanks to a proposal advanced Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission, that will soon change. The...
On Nov. 23, 2012, Lucy McBath's worst fear came true: Her 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in a parking lot argument over loud music on the day after Thanksgiving, as he headed out to go Christmas shopping for his friends. The incident was in the national spotlight...
Here's the latest for Thursday December 12th: Impeachment hearing nears vote, Officials investigate New Jersey shooting as domestic terrorism, Greenpeace scale EU headquarters ahead of climate meeting, Divers dress as Santa, angel to feed fish in Berlin.
Cory Booker is fighting for survival in the Democratic presidential nomination fight. Booker is expected to fall short of the DNC's polling threshold for the December Democratic debate. CNN reports this is the first time he has missed a debate stage. A few weeks ago, it wasn't clear whether the his campaign could recover from such a blow. Booker and his team are optimistic. "We're definitely fighting an uphill battle, but we're fighting." Booker's campaign manager Addisu Demissie Booker is polling around 3% nationally.
The pound has surged after an exit poll in Britain’s Brexit election projected that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party likely will win a majority of seats in Parliament
Tips to Keep Yourself From Overeating. Cleveland Clinic consultant Kristin Kirkpatrick says to stop eating when you are no longer hungry. Eat until you’re not hungry, not until you’re full. Kirkpatrick also recommends to set rules for yourself and measure your hunger on a scale. With one at your hungriest and 10 at your fullest, she says to stop eating when you reach seven. What about when you go out to dinner?. If you eat a big appetizer, Kirkpatrick recommends eating a little of your main course and taking the rest to go. You don’t want to be full, and you don’t want to be hungry; you want to be at a status quo. Kirkpatrick also says to prepare yourself if you will not have access to food for awhile. This means packing something for later to satisfy your needs. Kirkpatrick says this is better than eating too much early on in one sitting
Politico and Business Insider report former Vice President Joe Biden is considering running as a one-term president. It's his way to reduce concerns about his age. "If Biden is elected, he's going to be 82 years old in four years and he won't be running for reelection," a top adviser to the campaign told Politico. Biden has consistently made the case that he's running for president to prevent Trump from winning a second term.
A 2-year-old boy got separated from his mother during rush hour at a New York City subway station and was struck by a train, police say. The boy ran ahead of his mother, whose hands were full with shopping bags, before slipping off a platform at the Fulton Street station...
Trump Attacks Greta Thunberg After She Was Named 'Person of the Year'. 'Time' magazine announced Thunberg as their "Person of the Year" on Wednesday. Referring to the award as "so ridiculous," President Donald Trump lashed out at the 16-year-old in an early morning tweet on Thursday. So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!, President Trump, via Twitter. The 2019 shortlist also included the president and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Thunberg responded to the President's suggestion with an update to her Twitter biography. A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend, Greta Thunberg, via Twitter. The climate activist has been the figure-head of the movement since gaining notoriety in August of 2018. [Thunberg has] inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019, in what was the largest climate demonstration in human history, 'Time' Magazine statement, via Insider