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White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Office of Management and Budget violated


Warren to Bernie Sanders during handshake moment: 'I think you called me a liar on national TV'

Jeanine Santucci and Savannah Behrmann,  Democratic debate viewers were left wondering about an exchange between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders after cameras caught an abandoned handshake and heated conversation. In audio released by CNN Wednesday night, you can hear Warren saying,


We will not discuss withdrawal of US troops from Iraq: US State Department

Any delegation the United States would send to Iraq would not discuss the withdrawal of US troops from the country, the US State Department said on Friday 10-1-2020, saying the force presence there was “appropriate.” “There does, however, need to be a conversation between the US a


President Trump confirms no Americans harmed in Iranian missile attack in Iraq

A picture taken on January 8, 2020 in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Bardarash shows shrapnel from a reportedly Iranian missile fired at Iraqi bases housing US troops. (AFP) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no Americans or Iraqis were killed when Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic


6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Puerto Rico, killing at least 1 person and knocking out island's power

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rumbled across Puerto Rico on Tuesday, killing at least one person and knocking out power to virtually the entire island of more than 3 million. An aftershock three hours later registered 6.0 magnitude. The temblors came one day after the island was shaken by a 5.8 magnit


US military has no plans to leave Iraq: US Defense Secretary

The United States has no plans to pull out militarily from Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Pentagon reporters on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of a US military letter about a withdrawal. “There’s been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq,” Esper said


Police Communication Gaps Allow Abuse Suspects to Avoid Quick Arrest

State law allows police to arrest accused domestic abusers without a warrant if there is sufficient evidence, such as a witness statement or a victim’s visible injuries. But a lack of communication among law enforcement agencies is allowing suspects to avoid prompt arrest. Police have 72 hour


Trump says US will hit 52 Iranian sites if Iran attacks US targets

President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States has targeted 52 Iranian sites that it would strike if Iran attacks any Americans or any US assets in response to Friday’s US drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. Trump wrote on Twitter that Iran


US Senate returns, no deal yet on Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate's top Republican on Friday swatted aside Democratic demands related to the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, as the warring sides failed to agree on a start date for the historic action. Resuming work after a holiday break with no signs of a crack in the stalemate, Senate M


Klobuchar took money from prosecutor condemned over Central Park Five case

Amy Klobuchar accepted a financial donation last year from a former prosecutor who has faced intense public condemnation for her handling of the Central Park Five rape case, in what may raise new questions about the Democratic candidate’s views on criminal justice.  Public records show K


Former Obama secretary Castro drops out of 2020 US presidential race

Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro on Thursday ended his run for president that pushed the 2020 field on immigration and swung hard at rivals on the debate stage but never found a foothold to climb from the back of the pack. “I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run


Bolivia expels Mexican, Spanish officials as diplomatic standoff heats up

, La Paz/ Mexico City - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 - Bolivia’s government expelled Mexican and Spanish diplomats on Monday, escalating a diplomatic dispute after Mexico’s embassy in La Paz granted asylum to allies of Bolivia’s former socialist president Evo Morales. Bolivian careta


President Donald Trump blames Iran for attack on US embassy in Baghdad

By Emily Judd US President Donald Trump on Tuesday 31 December 2019 blamed Iran for being behind attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad, and defended US airstrikes that killed 25 fighters of an Iran-backed militia in Iraq on Sunday. “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strong


Texas law protecting armed churchgoers debated after congregant kills gunman

Top Texas officials on Monday 12-302019 cited the actions of several armed churchgoers who subdued a gunman in their sanctuary this weekend as a model of how Americans should protect themselves from potential mass shooters. The attack, after which two church members and the gunman were dead, came t


Mexico president urges Bolivia to respect right of asylum

Mexico has urged Bolivia's new conservative government to respect its right to grant asylum to nine people at its embassy in La Paz, days after complaining that Bolivian government surveillance there has grown excessive. "The right of asylum must be guaranteed," Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lop


New York governor: Hanukkah knife attack act of 'domestic terror'

New York's governor has said a knife attack by an assailant who burst into a party at a Hasidic rabbi's home and stabbed five people late on Saturday was an act of "domestic terrorism". Visiting the scene in Rockland County, about 48km (30 miles) north of New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sun


U.S. aviation regulator proposes tracking most drones

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. aviation regulator on Thursday proposed a rule that would allow for remote tracking of most drones in U.S airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, said the proposed rule would require all drones operating in the United States to be compliant within


US ready to deal with any North Korean Christmas gift: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday brushed off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s warning of a “Christmas gift”, saying the United States would “deal with it very successfully” and that perhaps it would be a “nice present”. “We’ll find out what


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