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Trump Impeachment 36 mins ago

Watch Impeachment Debate: Judiciary Panel Moves Closer to Historic Vote

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday is moving closer toward a vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, kicking off a second session hours after a prime-time hearing to consider the historic charges at the Capitol.

  • Royal Caribbean 54 mins ago

    Parents of Toddler Chloe Wiegand Speak Out on Suing Royal Caribbean

    The parents of the 18-month-old girl who fell to her death on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship said enduring the pain of her loss and taking legal action has “been too much for all of us” after filing a lawsuit against the cruise line on Wednesday.

    Kim and Alan Wiegand spoke with NBC’s Kerry Sanders in an interview that aired on

  • British Elections 6 hours ago

    UK Voters Decide Who They Want to Resolve Brexit Impasse

    British voters are deciding who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in an election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. Thursday’s parliamentary election pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn. Johnson says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31. Corbyn promises another

  • Major League Baseball 14 hours ago

    All MLB Teams to Expand Protective Netting for 2020 Season: Commissioner

    All 30 Major League Baseball teams will expand the protective netting in stadiums starting with the 2020 season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told CNBC in an interview Wednesday. The protective netting will extend “substantially beyond the end of the dugout,” Manfred told CNBC at the league’s winter meetings in San Diego. The change comes after a 2-year-old girl who was…

  • Dog Rescue 2 hours ago

    WATCH: Man Rescues Dog After Leash Gets Caught in Elevator

    A 27-year-old Texas man saved his neighbor’s small dog when the Pomeranian’s leash got caught in an elevator door, NBC News reported. Security camera video footage shows Johnny Mathis getting off the elevator at his Houston apartment building and a woman walking in with her dog in tow. The elevator door closes before the dog is able to get

  • New Zealand 4 hours ago

    New Zealand Planning Retrieval of Bodies on Volcanic Island

    New Zealand military specialists will land on a small volcanic island just after first light Friday to attempt to retrieve the bodies of eight victims of an eruption that claimed eight other lives and severely burned survivors. Authorities say the recovery attempt will go ahead even though scientists believe another eruption is possible on White Island. Weather concerns appeared to

  • Donald Trump 8 hours ago

    Appeals Court to Rehear Arguments in Trump Hotel Lawsuit

    A federal appeals court is set to rehear a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. Earlier this year, a three-judge panel threw out a lawsuit alleging Trump of violating the Constitution by accepting profits through officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel. On Thursday, the state of Maryland

  • Jersey City Shootout 49 mins ago

    Jersey City Shooters Identified, Were Prime Suspects in Other Homicide

    The two people who stormed a kosher grocery store in Jersey City with rifles, killing three people inside and also murdering a veteran detective, have been identified as David Anderson and Francine Graham, four law enforcement sources familiar with the case tell News 4. A senior law enforcement official says the attack is now being investigated as a possible hate…

  • Juvenile Detention Centers 12 hours ago

    Fewer Kids Report Sex Abuse in US Juvenile Detention Centers

    A new federal report has found the number of kids who say they have been sexually victimized in juvenile detention centers has dropped across the U.S. compared with past years. But remarkably high rates of sexual abuse persist in 12 facilities stretching from Oregon to Florida, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics report released Wednesday. The report analyzed data

  • Donald Trump 12 hours ago

    Trump Signs Order Targeting College Anti-Semitism

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses. Trump has sought to closely align himself with Israel, a move that appeals to many evangelical voters, too. He said Wednesday that the order sends a message to universities: “If you want to accept the tremendous amount…

  • North Korea 13 hours ago

    US: North Korea Missile Tests Are ‘Deeply Counterproductive’

    The United States warned North Korea Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang toward an agreement.

    U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft delivered the message at a Security Council meeting less than three weeks before North Korean leader

  • New England Journal of Medicine 14 hours ago

    More Americans Are Dying at Home Rather Than in Hospitals

    For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, according to Wednesday’s report in the New England Journal of Medicine. “It’s a good thing. Death

  • Harvey Weinstein 14 hours ago

    Weinstein Reaches Tentative $25M Deal With Accusers

    A tentative $25 million settlement revealed Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s board was praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say those who opt out are punished.

  • NBC 5 Investigates 6 hours ago

    If You Call Chicago 911 and Don’t Know Your Street Address, Will the Dispatcher Send Help?

    NBC 5 Investigates uncovered an excruciating series of 911 calls from a man suffering a stroke in a Chicago hotel. Dispatchers insisted they could not send help until he provided the street address. Now the city concedes “more should have been done” — but won’t talk about the case on camera — and still hasn’t responded to the man.

  • impeachment 5 hours ago

    Judiciary Panel Takes First Steps Toward Impeachment Vote

    The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol.

    Democrats and Republicans used the otherwise procedural meeting Wednesday evening to deliver sharp, poignant and, at times, personal arguments for and against impeachment. Both

  • Donald Trump 17 hours ago

    Imprisoned Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Asks for Reduced Sentence, Blasts ‘Barr-Led’ Justice Department

    President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen on Wednesday asked a judge to consider either reducing his three-year prison term or release him on a new sentence of home confinement and community service.

  • Israel 15 hours ago

    Israel to Hold 3rd Straight Election, Prolonging Stalemate

    Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his political career.

    The move prolongs a year-long political stalemate that has paralyzed the government and undermined public trust in the

  • Time Magazine 18 hours ago

    Thunberg ‘a Bit Surprised’ to Be Time Person of the Year

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade. As she left a U.N. climate conference in Madrid, Thunberg told The Associated Press that she was “a bit surprised” at the recognition.

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