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Schiff lobbies Chief Justice Roberts to rule on questions of executive privilege

Schiff lobbies Chief Justice Roberts to rule on questions of executive privilegeRep. Adam Schiff, the lead House prosecutor, called on Chief Justice John Roberts to expedite rulings on any disputes between Congress and President Trump over witness testimony and documents, if the Senate votes to allow them.




POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 5:19 PM

Man kept woman as sex slave for five years, say police

Man kept woman as sex slave for five years, say policeA man has been charged with human trafficking after he allegedly kept a sex slave for five years.Salvador Espinoza Escobar, 48, is accused of “withholding basic needs in exchange for forced sexual acts” with the woman since January 2015.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 11:55 AM

Postal worker dies a week after being shot while delivering mail in Mississippi

Postal worker dies a week after being shot while delivering mail in MississippiThe local community rallied around Ingold by hosting prayer vigils, dressing in purple and placing purple bows along her mail route.




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 6:58 PM

China is Expanding into the Indian Ocean—Here Are Five Things the Indian Navy Can Do About It

China is Expanding into the Indian Ocean—Here Are Five Things the Indian Navy Can Do About ItTwo emerging superpowers square off. Who wins?




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 3:00 AM

Military investigating video of Navy members shot through peephole

Military investigating video of Navy members shot through peepholeThe Navy is reportedly investigating videos found on the website Pornhub that it believes show unsuspecting Navy service members through a peephole in a bathroom.




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 2:46 PM

U.S. to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, China - WSJ

U.S. to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, China - WSJThe plane, with around 230 people, will carry diplomats from the U.S. consulate as well as U.S. citizens and their families, the Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the operation. A spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said that on Thursday, the State Department had ordered the departure of family members and all U.S. government employees at its Wuhan consulate, but declined to comment on the report that other U.S. citizens would be evacuated from the city.




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 7:01 AM

Despite apparent preference for 'moderate' candidate, Iowans back Sanders in latest poll

Despite apparent preference for 'moderate' candidate, Iowans back Sanders in latest pollWith little more than a week to go until the Democratic Iowa caucus, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in command in the state, a new poll from The New York Times and Siena College revealed Saturday.Sanders picked up 25 percent support in the latest survey, ahead of former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), all of whom are huddled closely at 18, 17, and 15 percent, respectively. That's a fairly sizable lead for Sanders, but as the Times points out, Iowans are known to shake things up late in the game, so nothing's a given in what's been a topsy-turvy race all year. But, for the moment, it doesn't look like Sanders' absence from the campaign trail because of the Senate impeachment trial has hurt him — indeed, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) reportedly filled in for him to much fanfare Saturday. The Times did highlight, however, that Sanders' lead is contradictory to another key element in the poll. The majority of Iowa Democrats prefer a candidate who is more moderate than most Democrats at 55 percent, compared to just 38 percent who want someone more liberal than the average party member. Sanders, it's safe to say, falls into the latter camp. With candidates like Biden and Buttigieg lumped together in second and third, along with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) at 8 percent, it appears that those moderate voters are split. It remains to be seen if they'll coalesce in the lead up to the caucus, but if they don't they may cancel each other out in the process.> Latest NYT Iowa poll underscores the challenge for every candidate not named Bernie. His support has been rock solid & growing. Attacking him is unlikely to peel folks off. But the sizable (55%) group that wants a moderate candidate are split. Camps seem paralyzed about strategy.> > — Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) January 25, 2020The New York Times/Siena College Research Institute survey of 1,689 registered voters in Iowa, including 584 Democratic caucusgoers, was conducted from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23. The margin of error for the Democratic caucus electorate is 4.8 percentage points. Read more at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com Trump is winning the impeachment battle — but losing the war Coronavirus 'has become rampant,' but shows no signs of mutating into deadlier form Jon Lovitz returns to SNL as Alan Dershowitz in impeachment trial spoof




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 1:13 PM

China stiffens defences against epidemic as death toll hits 56

China stiffens defences against epidemic as death toll hits 56China expanded drastic travel restrictions Monday to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000, as the US, France and Japan prepared to evacuate their citizens from a quarantined city at the outbreak's epicentre. China has locked down the hard-hit province of Hubei in the country's centre in an unprecedented operation affecting tens of millions of people in a bid to slow the spread of the respiratory virus. Its ability to spread appears to be "getting stronger" though it is "not as powerful as SARS", top Chinese health officials said at a press conference.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 12:40 PM

Death Toll Rises in Turkey Quake as Erdogan Slams Social Media

Death Toll Rises in Turkey Quake as Erdogan Slams Social Media(Bloomberg) -- A magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Turkey’s eastern Elazig province on Friday evening killed at least 31 people and injured hundreds. By Sunday, 45 people had been rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings.A total of 76 buildings were destroyed and 645 heavily damaged, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, or AFAD, said in a statement. As many as 20 of the 640 aftershocks since the first temblor had a magnitude greater than 4 on the Richter scale, according to the agency.Speaking on Sunday in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan targeted “provocative” social media posts about the earthquake. “Some messages are terrible, depraved,” he said, according to the Anadolu Agency. “For example, some question what the government has done about earthquakes in the past two decades.”The earthquake occurred at 8:55 p.m. local time on Friday at a depth of 6.75 kilometers (4.2 miles) on the East Anatolia Fault Line. Tremors were felt in many cities across the region.Prosecutors have launched an investigation into social media posts found to be “provocative,” Anadolu reported. Two people in Gaziantep province have been detained.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Environment & Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum and Health Minister Fahrettin Koca were in Elazig as of early Sunday to coordinate rescue efforts.Turkey is situated in a seismically active area and is among countries, including China and Iran, that can experience catastrophic earthquakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1999, a 7.5-magnitude quake shook the western Marmara region killing thousands of people and damaging more than 300,000 buildings. The nation’s economy contracted 3.4% that year.To contact the reporters on this story: Cagan Koc in Istanbul at ckoc2@bloomberg.net;Taylan Bilgic in Istanbul at tbilgic2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Onur Ant at oant@bloomberg.net, Lars Paulsson, Michael GunnFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 4:12 AM

The White House is reportedly worried that House Democrats will continue to dig up damaging information on Trump after the impeachment trial

The White House is reportedly worried that House Democrats will continue to dig up damaging information on Trump after the impeachment trialSince Trump was impeached by the House in December, a steady stream of incriminating information about the Ukraine scandal has come to light.




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 4:39 PM

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