The impeachment trial of President Trump has begun. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts gaveled the historic proceedings into session shortly after 1pm. First up: Senate Republicans and Democrats are haggling over the rules before opening arguments begin. Developments: McConnell eases up: Mitch McConnell has loosened up on his short timeline...
As wildfires get bigger and more destructive, tech startups are developing new tools and technologies to prevent, detect and contain them. But this emerging field needs more entrepreneurs and investment to confront the growing climate threat. (Jan. 22)
News that a new coronavirus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just as it appears to be regaining momentum
Billie Eilish Is 'Terrified' About Her Upcoming Documentary Eilish reportedly signed a $25 million deal with Apple TV+ to document her rise to stardom after the release of her debut album. She has been reportedly freaking out about the release of the documentary because she hasn't seen any of the footage. Billie Eilish, to 'Billboard' While details of the documentary are still scarce, it will be directed by Peabody Award-winner R.J. Cutler. The director was granted behind-the-scenes access and also observed Eilish's family life.
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message from Mohammed bin Salman, according to an explosive new report from The Guardian, which cites multiple sources familiar with the investigation. Bezos reportedly had a friendly texting exchange with bin Salman, after which Salman's sent a video file — believed to be malicious — that compromised Bezos' phone when opened. The report suggests that Saudi officials may have gained private information about Bezos before The National Enquirer published a story about his extramarital relationship last January. Bezos' attorney declined to comment, and Saudi Arabia has yet to comment on The Guardian's report.
TSA found 4,432 firearms in passengers' carry-on baggage last year—its highest number ever. As Fox News points out, that's a dozen firearms per day, and 87% of those firearms were loaded. Thirty-four percent of them actually had rounds in the chamber. The total number confiscated is a 5%...
China Confirms Wuhan Coronavirus Can Be Spread by Humans According to CNN, the death toll due to the new virus in China has reached six. More than 300 people have fallen ill. On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered "resolute efforts to curb the spread" of the virus. The central Chinese city Wuhan has canceled its annual Lunar New Year celebrations. Tour agencies have been forbidden to take any groups outside of Wuhan. Private vehicle spot checks will be conducted by police. Officers will be searching for any wild animals or live poultry. More screening areas and thermal monitors will be installed in public areas and markets. These monitors were installed beginning Jan. 14. The first detections of the virus began in mid-December. Cases have been detected in several Chinese provinces, as well as in South Korea, Thailand, Japan and Taiwan. The virus causes flu-like symptoms. Little else is known about it.
Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree, but that streak is probably over in 2021
Highlights of Today in History: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion; Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty; Queen Victoria dies; "The Crucible" opens;"Laugh-In" premieres.
Taylor Swift's mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, and relapsed last year . In a new interview with Variety , Swift reveals another piece of bad news: While mom Andrea was in treatment for her most recent bout with the disease, "they found a brain tumor. And the symptoms of what...
India's top court is hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths
Traffic in New York City is notoriously bad, but it's not enough to sour driving in the state, which comes middle of the pack in a new ranking of the best and worst US states in which to drive. There's much more than traffic to consider. Indeed, WalletHub analyzed 31...
The U.S. has reported its first case of a new virus circulating in China. A Washington state resident returning from China last week was hospitalized and U.S. officials are now screening arriving passengers from China for signs of the virus. (Jan. 21)
Former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Reuters reports Avenatti's lawyers said Friday their client is in solitary confinement under 24-hour lockdown. He's being held on a floor in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan that houses people charged with terrorism offenses. Avenatti's been charged with extorting Nike Inc, and concealing a settlement offer from a client. His trial begins next week. To prepare, Avenatti will be allowed to meet with lawyers, make phone calls and keep legal materials in his cell. The Manhattan jail has long faced criticism for its living conditions. Another former inmate, financier Jeffrey Epstein, committed suicide in his jail cell last August while awaiting trial on sexual abuse charges.
The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it
Michelle Obama Reveals Her Workout Playlist The former first lady shared 36 songs, a list that can also be streamed on Spotify. Michelle Obama, via Instagram So what tunes get Obama through her exercise routines? Her playlist includes Lizzo's "Soulmate," Cardi B's "Press" and Childish Gambino's "3005." It also has Beyoncé's "Before I Let Go" and "Perm" by Bruno Mars. Obama even added songs she listens to during the "cool down" section of her workout. Tunes in this list include "Show Me Love" from Alicia Keys and Frank Ocean's "Godspeed." Michelle Obama, via Instagram
Britain’s Prince Harry has arrived in Canada to join his wife Meghan as the couple prepares for a new life. Harry was shown arriving on Vancouver Island, just days after agreeing to the Queen's terms surrounding his new role. Harry and Megan reached an arrangement with Queen Elizabeth and senior royals that outlines their new life. The couple that will leave behind their royal roles to seek an independent future.
"I walked in and saw this little angel sitting at the bar. It was Pammy. She was like 19. I knew she would be a big star." So said movie mogul Jon Peters back in 2017 about his decades-ago first meeting with Pamela Anderson at the Playboy Mansion. The two...
Some of the lowest temperatures since January of 2018 are hitting Florida. This comes just a week after many spots in the state were tying or breaking record highs.
38 Percent of the World to Experience Civil Unrest in 2020, Study Says In 2019, nearly a quarter of the world’s countries experienced a surge in civil unrest. A recent study published by Verisk Maplecroft has predicted that those surges will continue in 2020. According to their research, 75 of the world’s countries will experience violence and break-out demonstrations in 2020. That’s nearly 40 percent of the 195 countries in the world. Their analysis is based on both predicted rises in unrest as well as the predicted risk posed by a country's security forces against protesters. Study Author, via ‘Daily Mail’ Countries such as Ukraine, Guinea Bissau and Tajikistan are forecasted to experience the biggest rises in unrest in 2020. However, researchers are more concerned about the civil unrest in larger countries, such as Russia, Saudi Arabia and China. These countries displayed high risk of backlash by security forces over the course of the next six months. Verisk Maplecroft also predicted that Hong Kong and Chile will not find peace for at least the next two years, as they were deemed the “riskiest locations” in 2019.