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Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Posted yesterday in National

Britain's Prince Andrew has provided "zero cooperation" to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.

 

 

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

Posted yesterday in National

Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal.

 

 

Alabama fire chief confirms deaths as fire destroys 35 boats

Posted 1/27/2020 in National

Boaters leaped into the water to escape an explosive fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River early Monday.

 

 

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

Posted 1/27/2020 in National

For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don't seem to be giving it much weight.

 

 

Democrats demand Bolton testify as impeachment trial resumes

Posted 1/27/2020 in National

The stakes over witness testimony at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are rising now that a draft of a book from former national security adviser John Bolton appears to undercut a key defense argument.

 

 

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus from China to 5

Posted 1/27/2020 in National

The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday.

 

 

Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation

Posted 1/27/2020 in National

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today.

 

 

Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.

 

 

Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

Closing out their case, House Democrats warned in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election.

 

 

Democratic candidates pour into Iowa for last-minute push

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

Freed momentarily from the Senate's impeachment trial, several presidential candidates high-tailed it to Iowa on Saturday for a last-minute blitz of campaigning before the state's caucuses kick off the battle for the Democratic nomination.

 

 

Trump defends Sanders, stoking Democratic divisions

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

As tensions between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren rose earlier this month, Sanders found himself with an unusual ally: President Donald Trump.

 

 

Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation's addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot.

 

 

AP Exclusive: Feds plan to move Epstein warden to prison job

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier's death, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

 

 

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine.

 

 

Trump touts logo for new Space Force, with nod to Star Trek

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

The Pentagon's new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.

 

 

Pentagon: 34 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump's initial claim that no Americans were harmed.

 

 

Stocks fall as fears about deadly virus grow; Dow drops 170

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

Health care companies led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Friday as increased fears over the spread of a deadly outbreak of coronavirus rattled markets.

 

 

NFL's Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.

 

 

Chicago woman is second US patient with new virus from China

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday.

 

 

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

Posted 1/25/2020 in National

China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41.

 

 

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