An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital
Two witnesses will appear Thursday at what will be this week's final impeachment inquiry hearing—and possibly the final hearing before things move to the next stage. National Security Council official Fiona Hill, who was the White House's top expert on Russia, is expected to testify about her own concerns...
As the world is set to be reminded of the values and kindness of Mister Rogers through the release of a new movie about Fred Rogers life, the people from his real life hometown of Pittsburgh say his legacy hasn't faded in them. (Nov. 22)
A DNA test has confirmed that Hunter Biden is the father of a baby living with its mother in Arkansas. According to Business Insider, Biden is not expected to challenge the results, despite previously denying paternity. The baby's mother, Luden Alexis Roberts, filed a petition for paternity and child support in May. In 2017, Biden divorced after his wife accused him of spending money on drugs and strip clubs.
'Climate Emergency' Is Oxford's 2019 Word of the Year. Oxford Dictionaries chose "climate emergency" as the 2019 Word of the Year from a shortlist of words that were all related to the environment. ... it was just clear that issues relating to the climate were running through all the different lexical items we were working with. It reflects it was a real preoccupation of the English-speaking world in 2019, Katherine Connor Martin, Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, via 'The New York Times'. Since 2018, the use of "climate emergency" has increased by 100 times. The Word of the Year citation is meant to capture the "preoccupations of the passing year, and have a lasting potential as a term of cultural significance.”. When we considered all the possibilities, a narrative really coalesced this year around words associated with ecological concerns, Katherine Connor Martin, Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, via 'The New York Times'. Other words on the list included "extinction," "climate-denial" and "eco-anxiety.". Recent Word of the Year citations have included "vape," "toxic" and "post-truth."
Nissan said it’s recalling 394, 025 cars in the U.S. over a braking system defect. There were concerns a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire. According to Reuters, the leak would trigger a warning but if ignored, it could then lead to a fire. The recall did not mention if the defect caused any fires or injuries so far. The company recently also recalled 1.3 million vehicles for problems with its backup camera displays.
Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls debated in Atlanta Wednesday night —and compared to earlier debates, there was a distinct lack of fireworks, with candidates largely opting to focus on President Trump and other issues instead of attacking each other. Many had expected candidates to train their fire on Pete Buttigieg after...
Landmark Marijuana Legalization Bill Is Approved by House Committee. The bill legalizes marijuana on the federal level. It was approved by the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 24 to 10. In approving the bill, Democratic lawmakers cited racial disparities in arrests made in connection with marijuana. The criminalization of marijuana has been a mistake. The racial disparity in marijuana enforcement laws only compounded this mistake with serious consequences, particularly for minority communities, Rep. Ken Buck, CO, D., via CNBC. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws referred to the passage as the “biggest marijuana news of the year.”. The bill now moves to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, where it is likely to be approved. The bill will probably face a tougher battle in the Republican-controlled Senate
A former National Security Council aide will tell the House impeachment hearing that one of the central Republican talking points _ that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. election _ is a ‘fictional narrative’ propagated by Russian security services
Sculptor Meredith Bergmann's monument to women's rights leaders, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth, will join the 23 statues of men and two fictional women - Mother Goose and Alice In Wonderland currently in the park. (Nov. 21)
Even by the standards of Joe Biden gaffes , this was a big one. During Wednesday night's Democratic debate in Atlanta, the former vice president, while telling Cory Booker about the depth of his support in the black community, said he had the support of the "only African-American woman that’s ever...
Apple's move into the movie business isn't off to a promising start: The company has abruptly canceled the world premiere of The Banker , which was set to debut at the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles Thursday, the Guardian reports. The film—which had a prestigious closing-night slot—...
Prince Andrew urged to speak to US prosecutors on Epstein; Apple cancels premiere of "The Banker" over "concerns"; Kanye West denied permit for amphitheater on Wyoming ranch. (Nov. 21)
Business Insider reports an employee at Target store died on the job on Saturday. A worker collapsed and was given CPR until help arrived. A Target spokesperson said that the company cordoned off part of the store. However, the store in Whittier, California, did not close following his death. Target says employees were given the option to leave work for the day. Nevertheless, some customers told local media that they believed the store should have closed for the day.
'Killing Zac Efron' Adventure Series Lands at Quibi . The survival show places the actor on a remote island. Along with a guide partner and survival gear, Efron will have to face the area's challenges for three weeks. The actor's production banner, Ninjas Runnin' Wild, will help produce the program. I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level, Zac Efron, via statement. I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits, Zac Efron, via statement. Quibi, a short-form mobile video platform, will launch in April 2020. It is founded by former Dreamworks CEO and Walt Disney Studios Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg. Besides Efron, many other Hollywood celebrities will have content on Quibi. They include Jennifer Lopez, Idris Elba and Steven Spielberg
A businesswoman became the center of an alleged conflict of interest regarding Boris Johnson. Jennifer Arcuri spoke out about the issue, saying Johnson has cast her aside like a “gremlin.” Arcuri said she was “heartbroken” at how Johnson has treated her since the controversy. She said: "I've been nothing but loyal, faithful, supportive, and a true confidante of yours.” According to Business Insider, Arcuri kept his “secrets” and has been his friend.
Someone get Joe Biden an aspirin—his son is back in the news. This time it's about a court motion saying Hunter Biden fathered a child with an Arkansas woman and owes her child support, People reports. "DNA testing has established with scientific certainty that the defendant is the father...
Gordon Sondland Makes A$AP Rocky Focal Point of Impeachment Hearing . On Nov. 20, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified before lawmakers during the House impeachment hearing. . In his testimony, Sondland recounted a phone conversation he had with Donald Trump, saying they spoke about A$AP Rocky. It is true that the president speaks loudly at times and it’s also true...I think we primarily discussed A$AP Rocky, Gordon Sondland, via ‘New York Post’. The conversation described was reportedly in reference to Rocky’s recent two-month imprisonment in Sweden over the summer. Trump involved himself in the case on July 25, a day before the alleged call, demanding Sweden’s release of Rocky. . Sondland’s call referencing Rocky was also brought up by David Holmes during his testimony last week. . According to Holmes, Sondland told Trump to “let [Rocky] get sentenced,” in order to later “play the racism card.”