The Democratic National Committee and CNN announced on Wednesday the 20 candidates invited to participate in the second Democratic presidential primary debate.
Qualifying were: Sen. Michael Bennet; Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker; Gov. Steve Bullock; South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former housing secretary Julian Castro; Mayor Bill de Blasio; Rep. John Delaney; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Sen. Kamala Harris; Gov. John Hickenlooper; Gov. Jay Inslee; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Rep. Beto O’Rourke; Rep. Tim Ryan; Sen. Bernie Sanders; Sen. Elizabeth Warren; author Marianne Williamson; entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
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New Jersey's high court took action Wednesday against two judges who have faced criticism over their comments in cases involving sexual assault.
New Jersey's Supreme Court recommended that state Superior Court Judge John Russo Jr. be removed from the bench. Russo asked a woman during a 2016 hearing if she could have closed her legs to prevent a sexual assault, and joked about the exchange later with court personnel.
Also Wednesday, the court terminated the temporary assignment of a judge who declined to order a 16-year-old rape suspect tried in adult court because the youth came "from a good family."
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More than 80 different types of hummus have been recalled over listeria concerns.
The hummus being voluntarily recalled was made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019.
There are concerns after listeria was identified at the manufacturing facility and not in the finished product during an FDA inspection.
Three of the four most vocal celebrities about the recent scandals rally the crowds in the Old San Juan area.
Newly unearthed video from 1992 shows future President Donald Trump partying with financier Jeffrey Epstein at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, now a private club, more than a decade before Epstein pleaded guilty to felony prostitution charges in Florida, NBC News reported.
Footage from the November 1992 tape in the NBC archives shows the two wealthy men laughing and pointing as they appear to discuss young and beautiful women dancing at a party. At one point in the video, Trump is seen grabbing a woman toward him and patting her behind.
The footage was taken by NBC for Faith Daniels’ talk show, “A Closer Look,” in a profile of the newly divorced Trump’s lifestyle.
The president said earlier this month he'd had "a falling out" with Epstein and hadn't been in contact for about 15 years. "I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you," Trump said.
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The House easily killed a maverick Democrat's effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over ousting him as the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns rev up.
Democrats leaned against the resolution by Texas Rep. Al Green by 137-95. That showed that so far, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has successfully prevented a Democratic stampede toward impeachment before additional evidence is developed that could win over a public that's so far skeptical about ousting Trump.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
Paul objected to a request by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to approve the bill by unanimous consent, which would fast-track approval.
Paul, R-Ky., questioned the bill’s 70-year time frame and said any new spending should be offset by corresponding cuts. The government already faces a $22 trillion debt, a figure that grows every year, Paul said.
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The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it.
Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to employees lauding Shakur's music and lyrics even after at least one complained to lawmakers. Then last month, he sent another such email to all 4,300 agency employees. He was abruptly ousted from his job the next work day.
Foxhoven, 66, told employees that he had been a huge fan of the hip-hop artist for years. He hosted weekly "Tupac Fridays" to play his music in the office. He traded lyrics with employees and he marked his own 65th birthday with Shakur-themed cookies, including ones decorated with the words "Thug life."
The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert.
A prank event on Facebook that's attracted more than 1 million interested people suggests that a mass of people attempt to run into the mysterious site at 3 a.m. on Sept. 20.
The site is part of the vast Nevada Test and Training Range and has become the center of UFO conspiracy theories.
The Facebook event jokes "they can't stop all of us" and "Let's see them aliens."
The nation's major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit, attorneys said Wednesday.
The settlement comes after years of legal and legislative battling in California and other states. Lead paint suppliers tried to change California law last year with a ballot initiative that they later withdrew.
A judge initially required Sherwin-Williams Co., ConAgra Grocery Products Co. and NL Industries Inc. to pay $1.15 billion to clean up lead paint. An appeals court in 2017 affirmed that lead paint is a public nuisance but ruled that the companies only would have to pay for cleaning up homes built before 1951, leading to the settlement.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Doug Collins, R-Georgia, spar over President Donald Trump's comments about four Congresswomen.
Thousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, but state officials doubled down Wednesday on their commitment to ensure the project will be completed.
After a day of growing crowds and arrests of elderly demonstrators, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation giving law enforcement more options to end the blockade.
The state hadn't decided whether to remove protesters from the mountain, but the proclamation makes that an option, Ige said.
More than 20 law enforcement officers were injured amid increasingly violent demonstrations in San Juan on Monday night, where protestors called for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.
Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia.
Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions of disapproval that passed the Democratic-led House largely along party lines. Two of the resolutions passed with 238 votes, while a third was approved with 237. Each of the measures garnered just four Republican backers.
The Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" was sentenced to life plus 30 years in a U.S. prison Wednesday for convictions on murder conspiracy and drug charges, culminating an epic trafficking case that even he acknowledged "the whole world was watching."