Allegations that President Donald Trump directed his former personal attorney to commit felonies would constitute an impeachable offense if proven true, the Democrat set to head the House Judiciary Committee in the next Congress said on Sunday. “They would be impeachable offenses. In a sentencing memo filed on Friday, federal prosecutors stated for the first time that they believe former Trump attorney Michael Cohen “acted in coordination with and at the direction” of the president when he made hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign who claimed to have had affairs with Trump after he married his current wife, Melania.
Funeral services were held this week for former President George H.W. Bush. The 41st president of the United States died at the age of 94, only a few months after the death of his beloved wife, Barbara. The former CIA director and World War II hero was honored during several public and private events in Texas and Washington, D.C. Former Sen. Bob Dole stood from his wheelchair to salute his former political rival and Bush's service dog, Sully, kept watch over his casket.
Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty on 10 charges including first-degree murder Friday after plowing his car into protesters during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing Heather Heyer. Fields ― a 21-year-old extremist associated with the hate group Vanguard America ― faced charges of first-degree murder and other felonies over the attack, in which he intentionally sped into protesters after the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12, killing one and injuring dozens more. Jury deliberations began on Thursday night, after Charlottesville prosecutors’ closing arguments.
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Inside an abandoned home in Northern Ireland, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Unseen Decay/Mercury Press/Caters News) These haunting images capture abandoned homes across Northern Ireland — complete with old prams, unopened food tins, toys and dusty wedding photographs
“Macron was elected because people voted against Le Pen, not for him,” said Raymond Ruis, a 53-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative, in reference to nationalist leader Marine Le Pen. About 4 p.m., some of the people facing riot police no longer donned yellow vests that have become a symbol of the frustration of a middle class having trouble making ends meet.
Sen. Cory Booker didn't discuss any 2020 ambitions in his speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's post-midterm victory celebration. The jam-packed two-day trip is thought by some to be a tune up for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign. The likely presidential contender is also set to speak at activists' gatherings in Nashua, Concord and Keene.
A Facebook post led to an unexpectedly hilarious exchange between the Richland Police Department and a wanted criminal who was taking his sweet time. For its weekly "Wanted Wednesday," the Washington police department posted a mugshot of 38-year-old Anthony Akers, who allegedly violated his probation. When he didn't show up, the Richland Police Department tried reaching out again.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday after two different sentencing recommendations were announced for his former personal attorney, creating his own interpretation of how the law works. A short time later, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office filed its own court documents saying that Cohen lied to investigators to protect Trump regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. It’s not clear which sentencing recommendation Trump was referring to.
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The day after their absentee ballot arrived in the mail in September, Luis Reyes and Yomayra Torres, a couple in Robeson County, got a nighttime visitor. The woman, Jennifer Boyd, had come with another woman a few months earlier to help the couple request their absentee ballots. Reyes and Torres didn’t know who to vote for, and Boyd explained why she had voted for Mark Harris, a Republican pastor running for Congress in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Torres remembers Boyd saying she was with Harris’ campaign, and she told them about all the good he had done for their community but said they should vote for whomever they wanted.
Missing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the United States. On Saturday, the returned pieces went on display alongside the nearly 2,000-year-old mosaic of the girl, whose piercing gaze and dishevelled hair have become a symbol of Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish archaeologists discovered the mosaic 20 years ago during an excavation of the old city of Zeugma, founded by one of Alexander the Great's generals, near the modern city of Gaziantep.
Last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, military officials said Friday. In fact, Air Force Lt. Col. Jacob Leck, who is originally from Idaho, expected far worse in his first-ever earthquake, he said Friday during a news briefing on the impact of the Nov. 30 quake that struck 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Anchorage. "I thought for sure that we had significant damage and that it was going to be a catastrophic loss of some facilities," said Leck, commander of the 773D Civil Engineer Squadron and director of the base emergency operations center.
The hottest gift of the holiday season just got even hotter as one of the best-selling Instant Pot cookers on the planet drops down to its lowest price ever. In fact, the more popular Instant Pot DUO60 model is still on sale right now at a healthy $30 discount.
Chrissy Teigen had Twitter users in turmoil Friday when she boldly said that the best gummy bear is clear and there’s no room for debate. “You either agree or you’re wrong,” she wrote.The best gummy bear is the clear gummy bear. This isn’t up for debate
A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on administrative leave following public backlash over the school's holiday policies. The principal of Manchester Elementary School – located near Omaha, Nebraska – sent her staff a memo on holiday symbols that does not reflect the Elkhorn Public Schools District's policies, according to a district statement sent to USA TODAY Friday.
With their two-decade-old licenses expiring in the next four years, they need Beijing and Washington to stay on good terms. Given that Macau is the only part of China where gambling is allowed, the city’s fortunes could collapse if Beijing were to limit the flow of mainlanders, who comprise 90 percent of the former Portuguese enclave’s gamblers.
Twitter followers piled on President Donald Trump after unearthing his 2012 tweet ripping then-President Barack Obama for having three “chief of staffs” (the correct term is chiefs of staff) in three years.Trump, who’s finishing up the second year of
Navy pilots who participated in the 21 aircraft flyover at George H.W. Bush's funeral in Texas describe what it was like to be part of that historic tribute for the late president.
French riot police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday, trying to stop thousands of yellow-vested protesters from converging on the presidential palace to express their anger at high taxes and French President Emmanuel Macron. Security officials imposed a lockdown on parts of central Paris, determined to prevent a repeat of the rioting a week ago that damaged a major monument, injured 130 people and tarnished the country’s global image.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain them. "I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran's ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected ... you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism," Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a "tinderbox".
A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade. Charlie Rowley, 45, fell ill in June near Salisbury, England, after coming into contact with the Soviet-developed nerve agent that was used months earlier to attack former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Rowley, Skripal and his daughter survived, but Rowley's partner Dawn Sturgess, who was also exposed, died in the hospital.
More than halfway through its 40,000-mile long-term test, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon remains endearing and practical, a great all-around vehicle that manages the rare combo of being both affordable and engaging. C/D's Montana bureau chief, John Phillips, took the car out west for a brief sojourn and had good things to say about the VW after many long days of driving, including one 827-mile stint from Wisconsin to Wyoming during which he found the comfortable seats particularly endearing. What We Don't Like: Among the minor complaints noted in the Alltrack's logbook include a hard-to-reach USB port at the base of the center stack and a sticky hand brake that, Phillips said, "sounds like metal tearing metal." These are just slightly maddening details in an otherwise top-to-bottom excellent car, which is why we just once again named it to our annual 10Best Cars list for 2019.
Earlier this week, the Pantone Color Institute announced its 2019 color of the year: Living Coral. According to a press release (per Vogue), the peachy-pink hue “is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.” “