Waters are rising in Venice where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years
Arguing that he's protected from criminal proceedings while in office, President Trump has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order that he turn over financial records and tax returns to New York prosecutors. "We assert that the subpoena violates the US Constitution and therefore is unenforceable," Jay...
President Donald Trump said in Louisiana on Thursday that he didn't need help from Ukraine to beat Joe Biden, and that efforts to impeach him were "very hard" on his family. (Nov. 15)
Bolivia’s interim government and lawmakers from Evo Morales’ party struck a deal. According to Reuters, they want to resolve the country’s political crisis with new elections. This comes after the president resigned as he felt pressure from protests and violence. Mónica Eva Copa Murga said they want to “pacify” the country and “defend democracy.” She said: “Let’s get rid of colors, of radical positions, what our country is looking for right now is peace.”
Shooting at California High School Leaves 2 Dead, Multiple Injured The incident occurred at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. The school has around 2,300 students and is located less than an hour from Los Angeles. The shooting was first reported at about 8 AM. Reports state that a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male died in the shooting. Three other students were also shot before the shooter turned the gun on himself. The gunman is reportedly in "grave" condition. Los Angeles police add that the suspect is an Asian male and the day of the shooting was his 16th birthday.
The White House said it’s unable to work with Democrats in Congress because of impeachment proceedings. Former President Bill Clinton rejected the claim as an “excuse.” Attorney General William Barr said the Trump administration wants to introduce gun control proposals. According to Politico, Bar said the plan was “sidetracked because of the impeachment process on the Hill.” But Clinton said his administration continued to make legislative progress as he faced impeachment.
Two teens are dead and another victim is in critical condition Thursday after a shooting at a Southern California high school, NBC Los Angeles reports. Police and firefighters responded to Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 40 miles north of LA, around 7:30am, KTLA reports. The deceased students...
A number of ski resorts, including Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, started their snow guns as soon as the cold weather hit their areas. Some places are opening as early as Nov. 16!
Koala Colonies Decimated by Wildfires in Australia. In recent weeks, over 100 fires have raced through eastern Australia, destroying more than two million acres of land. . In Port Macquarie, Australia, that land is an important habitat for one of Australia’s most prized species: koalas. . Unlike other animals who flee from fires, koalas scale to the top of trees and curl into a protective ball, waiting for the danger to pass. . As a result, an estimated 350 of the nearly 700 koalas living in the area have been "incinerated.". According to Cheyne Flanagan, a clinical director at the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, the recorded deaths are a "national tragedy,” and the numbers are only expected to grow. "We crunched the numbers up to 350, but these fires have gotten worse, and the numbers are probably higher … We are not finding bodies because they are incinerating to ash." Cheyne Flanagan, via ‘USA Today’
Highlights of this day in history: Sherman begins 'March to the Sea' in American Civil War; Zebulon Pike spots namesake mountaintop; Anti-Vietnam War protesters gather in DC; Joey Buttafuoco gets jail time; Actor Sam Waterston born. (Nov. 15)
Forget "quid pro quo." Democrats are using a new word: "bribery." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Trump is guilty of exactly that in his dealings with Ukraine, reports Politico . The New York Times sees the usage as significant because bribery is spelled out in the Constitution as...
A number of billionaires have come out against Elizabeth Warren's proposal to dramatically increase their taxes, and now the senator and 2020 presidential candidate is hitting back with a new campaign ad . Titled "Elizabeth Warren Stands Up to Billionaires," it features clips of billionaires Leon Cooperman, a longtime investor; Joe...
A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. (Nov. 14)
Actress Mo’Nique filed a lawsuit against Netflix, alleging discrimination against her as a black woman. The lawsuit says Netflix offered Mo’Nique $500,000 to appear in a one-hour comedy special. This offer was low compared to multi-million deals with comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle. The suit states: "The offer tried to perpetuate the drastic pay gap experienced by Black women." According to Business Insider, the actress asked fans to boycott Netflix over the offensive offer.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly
10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes . According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with diabetes rose nearly 300 percent between 1980 and 2014. . In honor of World Diabetes Day, here are 10 ways you can reduce your risk of diabetes. . 1. Cut Refined Carbs. 2. Work Out Regularly . 3. Avoid Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. 4. Maintain a Healthy Body Weight. 5. Quit Smoking. 6. Drink Water. 7. Avoid Large Portions of Food. 8. Cut Back on Sedentary Behavior. 9. Boost Your Vitamin D Levels. 10. Avoid Processed Foods
Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, Laura Dern opened up about seeing West wear a long-sleeved top emblazoned with a close-up image of her “Blue Velvet” character, Sandy Williams, over the summer. “This is thanks to the amazing designer Raf Simons, who paid homage to [director] David Lynch and his work,” the “Big Little Lies” and “Marriage Story” actor told DeGeneres. “But what he didn’t know is he actually gave me a tiny bit of cred in my household of teenagers, and I’m really grateful.”
Reality TV got quite real Wednesday night during a double episode of Survivor , with an unexpected dose of #MeToo. People reports on the "major scandal" to touch the CBS show involving contestant Dan Spilo, a 48-year-old Hollywood talent manager, and some of his fellow tribe members. Multiple contestants accused Spilo...
Hundreds of building permits are being filed in Paradise, California, as families try to rebuild after the deadly Camp Fire, but one expert is raising red flags about the plans.
Most Important Moments of the Public Impeachment Hearings: Day One. On Nov. 13, the House Intelligence Committee officially began public impeachment hearings to investigate President Donald Trump. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff delivered the first opening statement, saying that the hearings would affect “the future of the presidency itself.”. "Our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency, but the future of the presidency itself, and what kind of conduct or misconduct the American people may come to expect from their commander-in-chief." Adam Schiff, via CNN. Bill Taylor, the top U.S. official in Ukraine, used his statement to lay out a specific timeline of his interactions with top U.S. and Ukraine officials. . At one point, Taylor spoke about Trump’s decision to withhold aid from the Ukraine unless they agreed to investigate Biden’s son, Hunter. . “Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which [Rudy] Giuliani was pressing for.” Bill Taylor, via CNN. Taylor also specifically spoke against the Republicans, calling Trump’s attempt to “leverage security assistance” against Ukraine “alarming.”. California Representative Devin Nunes, the highest-ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee, spoke in defense of Trump. Nunes used his time to voice his belief that the hearings are a “low rent, Ukrainian sequel” to the “Russian hoax.”. "It seems you agreed witting or unwittingly to participate in a drama, but the main performance — the Russia hoax — has ended and you've been cast in the low rent Ukrainian sequel." Devin Nunes, via ‘Nightline’
The Democratic-controlled House is on track to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing legislation that would invest up to $180 billion over ten years to "decarbonize" the nation's public housing stock. (Nov. 14)